Master of Business Administration Course Descriptions


BUSINESS FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE COURSES:

BUAD 658 Accounting  and Finance for Managers (4)
Focuses on the role of accounting and finance in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, invest in resources, budget operations, and report economic events.

BUAD 642  International Business and Marketing (4)
Examination of developments within international markets and the effects on the activities of business enterprises. Introduction to the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) in a global context with application to product and service within for-profit, and non-for-profit enterprises.

BUAD 644  Business Statistics and Economics (4)
Introduction of statistical and economics essential for business decision-making. Focus on providing a solid background in statistical methods useful in data interpretation as well as a micro- and macro- economic foundations influencing business decision making.

GENERAL BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE COURSES:

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

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4)
Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resource management, organizational design, decision making and management of change.

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 651 Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making (4)
Provides students with an understanding of the role analytics plays in the decision-making process. Topics include quantitative methods of managerial decision-making such as linear programming (LP), network models, transportation, assignment, transshipment, project management (PERT/CPM), inventory management, simulation, decision theory, forecasting, and supply chain management.

SPECIALIZED AREA IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE

INTB 655W Global Environment for Business (4) 
Exploration of the theoretical and practical concepts of geopolitical and economic relations to evaluate the effects of globalization on business. Focus is on evaluating and formulating strategic responses to diverse political, economic, and social factors regarding the risks they present for international trade and investment, resource allocation decisions, and organizational structures. This course may be substituted with INTB-670 (International Area Studies).

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.

MGMT 680 / 680W Marketing Management (4) 
 
Exploration of crucial 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.

MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (4) 
Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex organizations. Includes topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment.

INTERDISCIPLINARY INTEGRATING CAPSTONE

BUAD 696W Interdisciplinary Integrating Capstone (4) 
Integrating knowledge and skills from prior coursework to analyze and solve business problems from strategic and functional perspectives.
Students work in an experimental and adaptive learning environment of dynamic simulation to experience the complexity of business decision-making. The simulative decision-making focuses on teamwork and critical thinking in collaborative development and execution of strategic plans. This course may be substituted with INTB-695 Global Consultancy Capstone or
BUAD-695 Business Consulting Capstone or MGMT-695 Management Consulting Capstone.

MBA Emphasis Options