MBA Course Information

A minimum of 36 semester graduate credit hours (12 courses) are required.


MBA 610–Managerial Ethics
Explores a broad range of ethical issues and resulting opinions that impact one’s
role in both society and the corporate world.

MBA 620–Strategic Marketing
The focus of this course is driven by marketing decision making and the linkages between strategic management and marketing management.

MBA 622–Global Economic Analysis
The focus of this course is driven by international trade theory and policy as well as international monetary theory and policy.

MBA 631–Leadership
Master the behavioral science literature that underpins leadership theory and then learn how to create competitive advantage from the use of human resources through the employment of leadership.

MBA/ACC 643–Financial Investment Analysis
Examines the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities.

MBA/ACC 650–Corporate Financial Analysis
Explores theory and practical applications of corporate finance.

MBA/ACC 653–Managerial Accounting
Examines how internal managers for planning and controlling operations as well as other management responsibilities use accounting data.

MBA 660–Statistics for Value Chain Analysis
Investigates the technological and statistical concepts inherent in the analysis of the value chain in order to help the student acquire a working knowledge of methods commonly employed to design and/or improve operations, systems, and processes

MBA 661–Project Management Analysis
Emphasizes the role that successfully executed projects play in continuous improvement efforts.

MBA 682–Legal Environment and Strategic Human Resource Management
Explores the practices associated with each phase of the employment process and the potential impacts upon the strategic management of the firm.

MBA 690–Governance and Strategic Management Analysis
The strategic management process is the mainstay of this course. This means a focus on macro, industry and rival analysis; competitive advantage assessment; and value chain development.

MBA 691–Capstone of Contemporary Issues
A comprehensive program evaluation and the culmination of the MBA program.  This course serves as an integration mechanism for the M.B.A. curriculum.  A written industry analysis (with accompanying presentation) prepared individually will serve as the assessment activity for the program as well as one of the graded activities for the course.

Note: Students lacking an undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution must successfully complete the prerequisite undergraduate course work listed below prior to enrolling in certain MBA courses. The prerequisite course work must be taken at a regionally accredited institution and a grade of “C” or better must be earned.

Students admitted to the MBA program can elect to take the undergraduate courses listed below at Piedmont College at the graduate credit hour rates.

Piedmont equivalent course:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
ECON 121 Principles of Economics
BA 403 Survey of Marketing and Management
or BA 301 Management and BA 320 Marketing
In the case of the management and marketing requirement, BA 403 will satisfy the students’ need for marketing alone, management alone, or both.