Master of Business Administration Curriculum

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Year 1 Semester 1:

6 Total credit hours

credit hours

Students focus on three factors that contribute to successful organizational performance: individual behavior, group/team behavior and organization-wide processes. Topics include ethics, diversity, communication, motivation, leadership, conflict management and organizational culture, structure and change. Learning activities emphasize practical application of organizational theory.
Prerequisite: Marketing Concepts or undergraduate equivalent, Management Concepts or undergraduate equivalent.

3

Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understanding the critical role of marketing in successful organizations. Topics include segmentation analysis, target markets, positioning, marketing mix elements, supply chain, marketing communication and pricing.

3

Year 1 Semester 2:

6 Total credit hours

credit hours

This course examines the quantitative tools and techniques used to model business functions and applications. Emphasis is placed on how to set up models, and how to interpret and apply their results. Quantitative tools will include forecasting, risk analysis, uncertainty assessment, inferences from samples, and regression analysis. Guidance is provided in planning research strategy, documentation of research data, and design of a defensible study.

3

Students learn to research, evaluate, analyze and present an organization’s financial position using managerial accounting techniques. Topics include financial statement analysis, costing, forecasting, budgeting, and performance measures. Emphasis will include the use of accounting information to communicate and support ethical managerial decision making and planning.

3

Year 1 Semester 3:

6 Total credit hours

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Students will learn concepts of financial management. Various tools and cases are used to assist and train financial managers in decision-making. Topics include the analysis of risk and return, valuation of financial assets, capital budgeting applications, capital structure management, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and working capital management.

3

This course will explore economic theory emphasizing the global context and application. Central issues include the unique attributes of economics, supply and demand, markets, and the role of government and regulations, financing, and economic evaluation. Tools of international macroeconomics will be used to explore the economic environment facing firms operation around the globe, addressing areas such as economic indicators and forecasting, employment and unemployment, interest rates, inflation, and monetary policy; global trade in goods and capital, foreign exchange rates, and emerging market crises. The impact of economic globalization and increasing global knowledge/information will be emphasized.

3

Year 2 Semester 1:

6 Total credit hours

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This course will focus on academic theory and research leading to modern leadership approaches as well as learning and applying ethical decision making. Students will also utilize leadership self-assessment tools to learn more about their own personal leadership style.

3

This course is the capstone of the business core requirements of the MBA degree and is taken in the last term prior to beginning the concentration. Topics include assessment of external and internal environments, allocating resources, developing and applying policy and procedures utilizing various strategic models. This course will include a component of managing change.

3

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12 Total credit hours

credit hours

12