An introduction to the theory, principles, and application of statistical and other quantitative analytic techniques. Special emphasis is on the acquisition of skills needed in preparation for core MBA courses.
An introduction to the theory, principles, and application of microeconomics. Topics include pricing decisions, elasticity, profit maximization, resource allocation, antitrust and market structure analysis that managers need to make decisions from an economics perspective.
An introduction, to financial accounting from a user's perspective including how financial statements are prepared, the interpretation of information provided in financial statements, and the analysis of financial data.
A survey of issues related to the acquisition and management of funds by the firm. Topics in the course include time value of money, analysis of financial statements, asset valuation, forecasting of cash flows, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.
MBA-530, or with approval of the Program Director
This course explores communication between global corporate leaders and their various constituents. Topics include leadership principles, international cultural considerations, groups and team dynamics, organizational theory, attitudes and work motivation. Both written and oral communication concepts will be explored.
An in-depth study of recruitment, selection, and retention of the human capital for an organization. Key topics include job analysis and design, testing, performance appraisals, training and development, succession planning, and employee exit programs. Special attention is also given to international operations, expat-repatriation and the effects of layoffs and downsizing on organization morale.
An examination of employee relations, employment law, and labor relations. Topics include equal employment opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, workforce diversity, health and safety issues and employee communication. Ethical decision making will be highlighted throughout the course.
The study of attracting, motivating and retaining employees through the appropriate mix of compensation and benefits. Topics include group and individual incentive plans, determining wage levels and structure, developing pension plans and legal considerations in the administration of compensation and benefits on both the national and international levels.
In this course, students identify and analyze new venture opportunities for startups and established businesses. Topics include business plan development, new venture financing, demand assessment/market analysis, and more. In addition, key classroom attention is given to managing innovation, business model consideration, basic financial analysis, and creative decision making when it comes to new products and services. The course is aimed at future entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and those managing new innovation.
Admission to MBA program
An approach to analysis of data and information relevant to management decision making. Topics covered include budgeting, differential costs in alternative decisions, allocation of cost, cost relationships, pricing, standard costing, and performance evaluation. This course also emphasizes the planning and use of information technology for business processes and decision making in business.
An overview of contemporary issues related to managing information systems within organizations. The course introduces major information technology concepts that managers face when using, developing and managing information systems for competitive advantage. Topics include information system organization, strategy, knowledge management, IT-based decision making and information systems security and control.
This course explores the application of management and organizational behavior theories for enhancement of individual, team and organizational effectiveness. The course further examines the ethical implications of business decision-making.
The strategies and tactics of effective negotiation for business leaders. Through exercises and role play, students will learn the art and science of negotiation and develop the planning techniques, analytical perspectives, and interpersonal skills necessary for creating effective, ethical, and advantageous agreements.
Course fee assessed.
This course is designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively manage projects. Topics include project planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. The focus will be on the application of tools and techniques that can be applied to defining projects, establishing task structure, planning and budgeting, and managing of resources to achieve the project objects, and post-project evaluation.
The objective of this course is to provide students with comprehensive risks management knowledge and skills; and focus on strategic perspective on project management. The course will discuss and explore the concept of project risk management both from strategic and tactical levels. Other topics on advanced project management practices include procurement management quality management, program and portfolio management and agile project management.
An examination of the role of financial management of the firm. Emphasis is on the basic techniques utilized in financial decision making, valuing, cash flows, capital structure, managing working capital, and optimal investment policy.
An examination of the marketing management decision process with particular emphasis on market opportunity analysis, strategy development, product planning, pricing,, distribution, and promotional strategy, and the integration of marketing mix variables with segmentation and targeting decisions.
This course provides a multi-industry study of operations, with an emphasis on integrated design of the supply chain across cultural and economic boundaries. Topics covered include design, planning, and controlling of operations, the design of quality management systems, technology management, and the role and influence of technology in operations and supply chain management.
Supervised experience in a business, government, to the student's area of interest. Graduate internships involve management-related work experience that is substantial, provides significant contributions to organization goals, and involve considerable responsibility. Pass/Fail grading.
May be completed only once.
The internship may count as a concentration elective provided that the work is primary related to the concentration.
Students may not use a pre-existing position as their internship.
A student-developed independent study project designed to be carried out with a faculty advisor. These projects may involve field work in addition to academic research, reading, and conferences with the faculty member.
This course is offered as needed. It is normally an examination of significant issues, theories, and practical problems in the areas of management, finance, marketing, accounting, or economics. The specific topic for a given semester and the course content are selected to meet student interests and needs.
A capstone course which examines executive-level policy and decision-making processes in setting goals, determining objectives, and developing and implementing action plans. The course emphasizes tactical and strategic planning through the use of relevant problems and case studies that include social, ethical, political, financial and economic factors. Students will apply newly acquired concepts in the creation of a business plan.
Completion of 18 credit hours of 600-level courses
To be taken in student's final Fall or Spring semester.