School of Business
BA 403. Survey of Marketing and Management
This course is designed for students in the program who have not had management or marketing principles at the undergraduate level. An overview of the primary management disciplines (organization behavior, organization theory and strategic management) and marketing principles is presented.
M. B. A. 610. Managerial Ethics
This course explores a broad range of ethical issues and resulting opinions that impact one’s role in both society and the corporate world. Special emphasis is given to the integration of ethics into key strategic business decisions. Topics covered include stakeholder relationships,
agency theory, individual factors versus organizational factors, legal requirements versus ethical duties, and ethical issues in the global arena.
M.B.A. 620. Strategic Marketing
Prerequisite: BA 403 or equivalent.
The focus of this course is driven by marketing decision making and the linkages between strategic management and marketing management. Specific topics covered include opportunity analysis, the formulation of marketing strategies, and the implementation and control of these strategies.
M.B.A. 622. Global Economic Analysis
Prerequisite: ECON 121 or equivalent
The focus of this course is driven by international trade theory and policy as well as international monetary theory and policy. The potential impacts of the theories and policies upon business decisions and performance is explored. Topics covered include trade theories and
extensions, trade policies and the impacts of implementation, foreign exchange dynamics, and international financial markets and their use.
M.B.A. 631. Leadership
The purpose of the strategic management process is the development and sustainment of competitive advantage. In this course, students will master the behavioral science literature that underpins leadership theory. Students will then learn how to create competitive advantage from the use of human resources through the employment of leadership.
M.B.A./ACC 643. Financial Investment Analysis
This course examines the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities. A framework for making intelligent investment decisions and achieving successful investments results is developed.
M.B.A. 650. Corporate Financial Analysis
Prerequisite: ACC 201 and ACC 202 or equivalent.
Students explore theory and practical applications of corporate finance. Course content includes capital markets, financial statement analysis, portfolio theory, securities valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure decision-making, financial planning, capital market financing techniques, merger and acquisition, international finance, and regulatory reporting requirements.
M.B.A./ACC 653. Managerial Accounting
Prerequisite: ACC 201 and ACC 202 or equivalent.
Students examine how internal managers for planning and controlling operations as well as other management responsibilities use accounting data. Course emphasis is on the manager’s ability to add value using financial analyses for effective decision making.
M.B.A. 660. Statistics for Value Chain Analysis
This course 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 Students will employ spreadsheet logic to solve an array of problems related to the measurement of quality in the value chain.
M.B.A. 661. Project Management Analysis
This course informed by the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge, emphasizes the role that successfully executed projects play in continuous improvement efforts such as Six Sigma. Students will critically assess both P.E.R.T. and C.P.M so that they understand the pros and cons of each approach to network analysis and therefore know when to apply each approach. Finally, students will learn that when they employ project management techniques in the continuous improvement cycle (the Deming Cycle), reducing the time required to complete one loop of the Deming Cycle can be the basis for competitive advantage.
M.B.A. 682. Legal Environment and Strategic Human Resource Management
This course explores the practices associated with each phase of the employment process and the potential impacts upon the strategic management of the firm. Topics covered include hiring processes, issues in managing a diverse workforce, compensation management, performance management, termination and downsizing.
M.B.A. 690. Governance and Strategic Management Analysis
Prerequisite: ACC 201 and ACC 202 or M.B.A./ACC 653 or equivalent
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. The elevation of student thinking to the strategic level, the synthesis of business strategy through the lenses of the resource-based view and the oral and written communication of that thinking to others are the primary course outcomes.
M.B.A. 691. Capstone of Contemporary Issues
Prerequisite: M.B.A. 690 and this course must be taken during the student’s last regular semester or with permission.
Application for graduation must be submitted when registering for this class.
This course as the program capstone course serves two purposes: to serve as an integration mechanism for the M.B.A. curriculum and to serve as a vehicle for program assessment. 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.
M.B.A. 699. Special Topics 3 hours
The content varies from offering to offering. This course is used to add special material to the curriculum on an ad hoc basis and also provides a venue for visiting faculty to teach their specialties thereby enriching the student’s M.B.A. experience