Course Descriptions

MBA 601 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3)

This course focuses on the differences between management and leadership and the environment in which leaders make decisions. Particular emphasis is given to human behavior in organizations, including how the individual and the group influence the policies, goals, objectives, and priorities of the organization. Students enhance basic written/oral communication and basic computer usage skills through case analysis/projects both as individuals and groups.

MBA 602 Business Analytics for Decision Making (3)

This course expands the role of the leader by examining and utilizing quantitative techniques and computer applications to analyze firm operations.

MBA 604 Global Economy (3)

This course exposes the leader to the domestic and global economic environments facing organizations.

MBA 603 Financial and Managerial Accounting (3)

This course introduces the leader to basic financial reporting and analysis techniques through understanding, interpreting and analyzing financial information, and the development of strategic managerial decision-making tools.

MBA 605 Marketing Systems and Processes (3)

This course integrates the accounting and economic foundations of management as students study the process for creating, delivering and selling goods and services – including marketing theory, channels of distribution, pricing and product development, promotion and place.

MBA 606 Financial Analysis, Reporting, and Metrics (3)

This course integrates the accounting and economic foundations of management as students study financial issues facing the leader – including the acquisition and cost of capital, the time value of money, capital budgeting, valuation, and acquisitions.

MBA 607 Legal and Regulatory Environment (3)

This course expands on the basic managerial issues of finance and marketing as well as organizational legal, regulatory, social and environmental issues. Issues discussed and analyzed include law as it affects raising capital, marketing practices, contracts and employment issues, and environmental practices.

MBA 608 Innovation (3)

This course focuses on the development of strategy from an entrepreneurial and new ventures perspective. Through analysis of case situations and development of a new business idea, students will focus on the decision making process, development of strategies, goals, planning and evaluation. The strategic planning framework will integrate the business disciplines, including legal, social, and economic issues covered in the legal environment class.

MBA 609 Leadership and Managing People (3)

This course examines the role of Human Resource Management and its influence on outcomes such as performance, satisfaction, retention and attendance. External influences, ethical dilemmas and outcomes are examined from a strategic functional perspective. A variety of Human Resource Management activities including personnel planning, recruitment and staffing, compensation, training and development as well as labor relations will be examined from different stakeholder perspectives.

MBA 610 Applied Strategic Thinking (3)

This capstone course completes the core of the MBA program as students examine strategic integration and implementation issues within a firm through the use of case studies which integrate the material covered in MBA 601 through 609.

MBA 620 International Business Experience (3)

This course exposes students to the influences of political, social, legal and regulatory issues of managing in a global environment through on-site experience in a foreign country.

MBA 621 International Business Seminar (3)

This course exposes students to the influences of political, social, legal and regulatory issues of managing in a global environment. It is designed for students whose professional or personal commitments make international travel problematic. MBA 621 substitutes for MBA 620 and brings to the classroom case studies, problems and a simulation game highlighting international themes, locations and cultures.

Electives

Students are required to take two MBA elective courses. The purpose of the two electives is to allow adequate material for reasonable breadth in the MBA program. Elective courses are only offered during the Spring and Summer semesters, and do not follow the typical program schedule. Elective course offerings will vary by semester dependent upon faculty availability. Individuals with previous graduate coursework may be eligible to transfer credits to meet the elective requirement.