Foundation Requirements (4 Courses)
Students are required to complete the following four foundation courses either at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must complete these courses or transfer in their equivalent prior to beginning the core requirements of the MBA Program. The student will be notified during the admission process if one or more of these courses are needed.
This course provides a study of economic analysis of the factors at work in the marketplace. Emphasis is placed on the study of macroeconomics. The study of the determination of income, output, employment, and prices in the economy are also examined.
This course places an emphasis on the study of microeconomics. A descriptive and analytical study of the market economy, it includes market structures, pricing, and distribution of wealth and income.
ACC201 Principles of Accounting
This course provides an introduction to financial accounting principles. Topics include basic accounting procedures, measurement of income and expense, working capital, and investments.
FIN401 Financial Management
This course provides the basic skill sets to conduct fundamental financial analysis including break-even analysis, net present value calculations, and internal rates of return as well as the use of basic financial ratios in managerial decision making. Students are also introduced to sensitivity analysis and how to adjust their analysis based on risk factors in the decision.
MGT340 Solutions-Focused Decision Making
This course explores the use of a variety of decision tools, from basic descriptive data to formal statistical modeling to common assessment practices, to inform and improve the management decision process at every level of the organization. The importance of finding and using available and appropriate data as the basis of decision making is emphasized.
Core Requirements (30 Credits)
B6027 Perspectives in Change Leadership
This course focuses on the essence of leadership and management, including the behaviors, attitudes, and perspectives that distinguish leaders. Effective strategies for developing managers and leaders in the context of modern organizations are emphasized. Leadership dilemmas and issues are analyzed (e.g., ethics, decision making, motivation, conflict management, managing change, diversity, healthy utilization of power and authority). A multidisciplinary approach will be used to explore new demands and relevant strategies for effective leadership. Individuals will be helped to identify their leadership style.
B6026 Marketing Planning & Strategy
Organizations do not always have a clear understanding of marketing, the components of developing a marketing strategy, and the elements of planning and implementing a marketing plan. This course emphasizes the identification, analysis, and selection of target markets; development and management of product/service lines; pricing; demand analysis and forecasting; distribution systems; and advertising and promotions. Major forces impacting marketing strategy, such as electronic marketing, one-to-one marketing, consumer trends, competition, and regulating forces, are examined. Students diagnose marketing problems, identify opportunities at operational and strategic levels, and develop a marketing plan for their organization or an organization they choose to enhance.
B6029 Operations Management: Solutions to Business Challenges
The Operations function is responsible for the transformation of inputs into outputs through a value added concept. This course introduces Operations Management, including examples from both manufacturing and services. Topics covered include process and process design analysis, forecasting, inventory management, scheduling, quality management and logistics. The course is designed to help the student recognize the relationship between the Operations function and other major and supporting functions of the organization.
B6032 Human Resource Management & Talent Development
This course is focused on strategic human resource management and integrates talent development and organizational behavior as it relates to guiding organizational performance to achieve key business goals. Human resource budgeting, benefits and employee wellness integrated with the exploration and execution of holistic talent management is emphasized. Included in this overview is understanding how technology plays a pivotal role (HRIS/HRMS) in HR as well as coordinating the assessment and formulation of policies and procedures for short- and long-range human resource planning, recruiting and selection for both domestic and international organizations.
B6025 Management Decision Models
This course offers students the opportunity to learn and apply specific methods, techniques, and topics related to statistics and quantitative analyses. Students design analyses around professional problems in their organizations or an organization in which they choose to enhance efficiency or effectiveness. Successful managers and decision makers are able to understand and effectively use the tremendous amount of information available to them. This course provides practical applications and a critical thinking perspective for business managers.
B6021 Managerial Accounting
Managerial accounting helps direct the financial activities of managers within the organization and has a strong emphasis on the future direction of the organization. This course examines the role of managerial accounting as it impacts organizational decision making. It also reviews the analytical methodologies and performance measurements that are an integral part of the system of financial control within a business. Emphasis is placed on the critical thinking and decision making ability of corporate managers.
B6022 Financial Management
This course studies the conceptual framework for analyzing financial decisions based on contemporary principles of financial theory. The focus is on the development of corporate financial policy with emphasis on capital structure, cost of capital, and dividend policy. Students will examine discounting cash flow techniques, capital budgeting, and managing risk in investment decisions.
B6512 Global Business: Exploration and Evaluation of Culture and Economics
This course provides a focused and practical approach to management in continuously evolving organizational environments that are influenced by a global economy and culturally diverse employees. Students are prepared to operate effectively as global business leaders and decision-makers through an integrated analysis of how cultural variables and economic conditions influence the way business is shaped and executed.
B6111 Managerial Applications of Technology
This course provides an overview of the technological responsibilities of a manager in the area of strategic, organizational process, project management and technology solutions to daily business problems. Identification of opportunities to apply and leverage technology and use of technology to support and enhance communications, information gathering, information sharing and data analysis are covered. The use of technology in decision making, strategy and attainment of competitive advantage include aligning technology with organizational goals and mission, metrics and accountability, cross function/departmental alignment of technology, project planning and facilitating, and technology enhanced/enabled communications.
B6028 Capstone Experience in Integration & Strategy
This is a Capstone Course that "puts it all together" through a program application project. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours before taking this course. The course is intended to help students frame unstructured business problems. Students must identify the central issues and determine the most appropriate tools and concepts from the core curriculum to apply in order to gain insight into these issues. This approach helps develop a cross-functional approach to business issues. Students are engaged in a project with an outside organization of their own choosing and receive extensive feedback as they carry out the project. Their project is presented to a faculty panel acting as decision makers for the organization.