Academics

Course Sequence

The major program consists of twelve core courses totaling 48 semester credits that are listed below. Students may customize their MBA by replacing core courses signified by an asterisk (*) with optional emphasis courses.

Core Requirements

Course Descriptions

 
MGMT 631 Management and Organization Theory (4)
Study of organizational behavior, organizational theory and basic human resources management. Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resource management, organizational design, decision making and management of change.

MGMT 667 Business, Ethics and Society (4)
Examination of the ethical, legal and social environment of business and its impact on managerial decision making.

BUAD 610 Contexts for Contemporary Business (4)
Critical approaches course providing students with research methods, communication strategies and leadership skills necessary for graduate-level work. Focus on the history of economic thought, with special attention paid to the history of capitalism and globalism.

BUAD 648 Applied Business Statistics (4)
Emphasis on the application of statistical methods for managerial decision making. Focus is on hypothesis testing and multiple regressions as key decision-making tools.

BUAD 641 Managerial Economics (4)
Application of economic principles to managerial decision-making. Emphasis is on theory of consumer behavior and macroeconomic policies. Focus in theory of consumer behavior is on market equilibrium, elasticity measures, demand functions, production costs and market structures. In macroeconomics, focus is on Keynesian economics as well as fiscal and monetary policies.

BUAD 683 Information and Knowledge Management (4)
Survey of information systems principles emphasizing the strategic role of information systems in business and global and interactive aspects of information systems.

MGMT 680W Marketing Management (4) *
Exploration of basic aspects of marketing with emphasis on the customer and the marketing mix. Development of analytical and critical thinking skills through case study. Design and assessment of a basic marketing plan.

BUAD 659 Accounting for Managers (4)
Presents analytical tools necessary for day-to-day financial management of the business enterprise. Emphasis on terms and concepts utilizing mathematical models to reinforce accounting theory.

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (4)
An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include: Time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, options and their applications in corporate finance.

BUAD 655W Global Business (4) *
Emphasis on the application of the core business functions in an international context and the implications of global issues for business decision makers.

MGMT 650 Management Science and Decision Analysis (4)
Demonstration of various quantitative methods developed over the years. Provides students with an understanding of the role management science plays in the decision-making process. Topics include linear programming (LP), network models, transportation, assignment, transshipment, project management (PERT/CPM), inventory control, simulation, decision theory, forecasting and supply chain management.

MGMT 697W Strategy Capstone (4) *
Capstone seminar integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation.


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