Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

MBA Core Classes

MBA 5110 Business Organization and Management

This course explores how organizational design is influenced by strategy, environmental forces, and internal processes. Various organization designs, structures, and measurement systems are discussed and evaluated. Current challenges including globalization, domestic relationships, and the influence of technology are examined.  Foundational theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and business strategies are incorporated into this course that are used throughout the MBA program.  This course should be taken in the first quarter of enrollment.

MBA 5120 Marketing Management

This course focuses on the application of marketing principles, concepts, and theory in the resolution of contemporary, strategic marketing management problems and opportunities. Students apply marketing knowledge, decision-making, and problem solving abilities for effective marketing practice. An emphasis is placed on case studies and a marketing project.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5130 Research Methods in Management

This course is an introduction to research methodology with emphasis on research design, compilation, analysis, and interpretation. Various quantitative and qualitative techniques are presented in the context of managerial decision making. Topics addressed include descriptive statistics, organizing and summarizing data, graphical and tabular presentation of data using spreadsheets, probability theory and sampling distributions integrated with analysis of data, inferential statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Excel is used as the primary tool for data analysis throughout the course. Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5210 Accounting Information for Decision Making

The purpose of this course is to introduce the MBA student to various managerial accounting topics such as the costing of products/services, cost-volume-profit analysis, the use of accounting information, and opportunity costs in decision making and control.  Students are also exposed to the basic elements of financial accounting with emphasis placed on understanding financial statements, footnote disclosures, annual reports, and SEC filings in the context of management decision making. Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5220 Production and Operations Management

This course focuses on design, planning, and control activities to produce and deliver goods and services in modern organizations.   Processes necessary for planning, organizing, and controlling resources in order to efficiently and effectively produce goods and services are presented and discussed.  Current methods in quality management, including Six Sigma, are examined from a management perspective.  Case study analysis is used for understanding of logistics and supply chain management issues.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5230 Global Management

This course examines the nature and scope of international organizations. Primary business functions and the application of managerial decision-making methodology in areas such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are used to study successful global operations. Case studies are used to examine the challenges of multinational and multicultural companies.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5310 Financial Management

This course consists of a review of basic financial concepts and terms and examination of the major types of financial decisions made by corporations today. Capital budgeting principles, capital structure, cost of capital, corporate financing, market efficiency, short-term asset management, and asset valuation are analyzed from the management perspective. This course also introduces complicating factors, such as agency costs, corporate governance, and ethical issues.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5320 Managerial Economics

This course prepares students to understand the role of economics in decision making within a business community. Topics include supply and demand, cost and market structures, and consumer choice theory as related to business decision making.  Basic micro and macroeconomic concepts such as how markets work (supply and demand diagram analysis), gains from trade, market failures (externalities), effect of demand and supply elasticity on government policies, the Federal Reserve, aggregate demand and long/short-run aggregate supply, and the influence of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand and supply are analyzed.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5330 Strategic Management

This course is designed to investigate strategy and its integrative role in business in a domestic and global setting. Concepts, models, and skills for developing and implementing strategies are covered with a focus on how to create and sustain competitive advantage in a dynamic and global environment.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5410 Managing Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

This course addresses the concept of classical theories and ethics in corporate decision making. The conflict between economic and social objectives in domestic and global environments using a case-based approach will be examined. Topics include global ethical dilemmas, corporate social responsibility, and ethical implications of managerial decisions. Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5420 Leadership and Innovation

This course examines the theories, skills, and current ideas related to effective leadership practice in business and not-for-profit organizations. Topics examined include psychological drivers of leadership, leading with vision, forming strategy, leading culture change, leading teams, and leading with integrity.  The role of communication in leadership and the intangible dimensions of leadership and innovation are also studied.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MBA 5110

MBA 5430 Current Issues in Management (Capstone)

Current Issues is an integrative capstone course dealing with the formulation and implementation of corporate strategy.  In this course, students utilize research and problem-solving methods developed in the core MBA curriculum to analyze a real-world business situation. The final product is a substantive research report that demonstrates competence in empirical research and knowledge of the relevant scholarly literature.  This course should be taken in the last quarter of MBA program. Prerequisites: MBA 5110, MBA 5130

 

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