MBA 600 Survey of Accounting
This course is designed to provide students with an overall understanding of the manner in which a business gathers, processes, and uses information. Students are introduced to basic accounting and computer concepts and procedures through case studies and computer projects. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of basic accounting processes and principles, on data management in a computerized environment, and on basic financial statements. Students also are expected to develop an appreciation of the needs for internal controls in a business. Issues relating to internal control procedures, computer security, privacy issues and ethics will be introduced through readings and case studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
MBA 605 Human Capital: Self-Development and Communication
This course explores the development of human capital, including self-diagnostics, learning management, cognitive and metacognitive strategies, and the acumen necessary to communicate with and influence various stakeholders in a complex and interconnected global business environment. Students will practice using knowledge gathering and knowledge sharing tools for effective decision making; and will begin to master business communication skills including writing, speaking and presenting. Prereq: Graduate Standing
MBA 606 Critical Thinking & Applied Problem Solving
This course examines the use of critical thinking methods, mental models, and qualitative and quantitative decision making and problem solving methods to shape successful organizations. Emphasis is placed on the role of judgment development and how experience, research, knowledge, and group dynamics can lead to quality business analysis and shape effective decisions. Prereq: Graduate Standing
MBA 608 Capitalism & Economic Reasoning
This course reviews the history of capitalism, with a focus on the modern implications of American Capitalism to business and policy decision-making today. It also explores competing systems and compares the economic, political, and personal freedoms that define our market-based system in relation to others. The course will use both focused and integrative analyses of key micro- and macroeconomic, accounting, finance, and marketing concepts, and their role in shaping the creation and growth of American business enterprises, and in defining and measuring their success. Students will begin the journey of learning how to reason like an economist and understand system impact in their analysis, decision making, and judgment making. Prereq: MBA 605 and MBA 606
MBA 610 Applications of Data Analysis for Effective Decision Making
This course is about the art of analyzing and summarizing data, and converting it into useful information for the purpose of solving business problems and making sound business decisions. Graphs, tables, number summaries, correlation, and regression are among common tools which enable a manager to explore patterns in the data and discover relationships among variables, all of which are major focus in this class. Additionally, students learn about random variables and various distributions, as well as their relevance to business decisions such as stock prices, waiting lines, inventory control, project management, and quality decisions. Finally, to put course content into perspective and demonstrate its relevance to the business environment, students learn specifically how to use time-series data and graphical tools to make forecasting and quality management decisions, as well as use visual and numerical tools to manage time and cost of projects. Prerequisite: MBA 605, MBA 606, and MBA 608
MBA 611 Economics
This course presents fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts relevant to managers and other policymakers in business and government. Students are challenged to recognize, apply, and assess these concepts to decision making in business management and public policy. Students address the applicability of economic concepts to themselves, businesses, and society. Concepts and implications fundamental to the market supply and demand economic framework are addressed with an emphasis on their application to the firm and individual. Additionally macro-economic concepts, including an overall aggregate model of the economy are addressed. Students are encouraged to take a holistic view of how economic concepts impact the firm. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 612 Financial Strategy
Fundamental principles and practices relevant to a firm’s financial strategy are addressed. Emphasis is on conceptual foundations and analysis of how financial fundamentals impact corporate financial strategies and the efficient allocation of wealth resources. Topics include: key elements of financial environments, market efficiency, financial analysis, cash flow, incentive theory and practice, agency problems, time value of money, security valuation, risk analysis, portfolio theory and practice, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policies, options, global financial concerns, and contemporary financial issues. Prerequisites: MBA 600, 605, 606, 608 and 610
MBA 613 Healthcare Finance
This course is an introduction to financial management in the healthcare industry. The course includes general accounting principles, analysis of financial statements, financial planning, and variance analysis as well as an introduction to the economics of today’s healthcare environment including fund flows, markets and marketing, productivity, strategic planning, cost effectiveness, and capital finance/structure. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 621 Healthcare Organizational Design and Delivery Systems
This course introduces students to healthcare organizational structures with an emphasis on the topics of governance, structure, networks, and employee performance. The issues of healthcare costs, access, and quality, within managed care systems and collaborated networks will be addressed.
MBA 626 Operations Management Strategies in a Global Context
This course deals with the problems of producing and delivering goods and services. This course also covers the application of problems such as production scheduling, smooth work flow, quality control, inventory control, facility layout, and proper task sequencing from a managerial viewpoint. Case studies will be used to improve skills in problem identification; mathematical and computer tools will be used when appropriate to solve the problem at hand. Prerequisites: MBA 600, 605, 606, 608, and 610
MBA 633 Advanced Organizational Behavior
This course encourages the application of advanced conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the analysis and control of behavior in organizations. Students will practice diagnosing and resolving behavioral and organizational problems related to management functions, individual differences, group and interpersonal conflict, and work/life interface. Includes emphasis on perception, motivation, leadership, influence, work/family conflict, stress, decision making, diversity, organizational learning, ethics, global issues and change. Prerequisites: For MAQC students - MBA 600 and MBA 610.
MBA 634 Advanced Organizational Management and Theory
This class encourages the application of advanced conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the design of organizations and the linkage mechanisms that organizations must develop to manage their environments. Students will practice diagnosing and resolving organizational problems related to the growth, survival, and decline of organizations. Research emphasis will be placed on how size, structure, technology, and organizational culture impacts operations, strategic contingencies, and competitive advantage. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 639 Strategic Management
The purpose of the capstone experience is to reinforce the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from the program. The student will take the knowledge gained from the other courses in the program and apply it to the development and execution of an organization’s business strategy. It will also provide opportunities for students to strengthen their portfolios with material developed throughout the program and to focus on particular needs that may have come to light during the program. Prerequisites: 33 hours in major and taken during last term of coursework
MBA 642 Managerial Accounting
This course provides an understanding of management information systems used in decision making processes. It is designed with a hands-on approach, encourages participation and interaction through the use of computer projects, case studies, and classroom discussions. Topics include basic cost accounting concepts and terminology, product costing and pricing, planning and controlling a business operation through budgets and variance analysis, and managerial decision-making using such techniques as cost volume-profit analysis and variable costing. Computers and appropriate computer software will be used. Prerequisites: MBA 600, 605, 606, and 608
MBA 652 Marketing Strategy
This course examines the key concepts and issues in developing and selecting a marketing strategy. Developing and implementing dynamic marketing strategies that are adaptable to changing conditions are emphasized. It examines processes that enable the domestic and/or international organization to continually learn from competitors, customers and other stakeholders with the objectives of developing marketing strategies that are essential to both obtaining and sustaining a competitive advantage. Students can gain career experience in marketing by analyzing various corporate dilemmas and developing strategies throughout the course along with creating marketing plan. Prerequisite: MBA 605, 606, and 608
MBA 664 Marketing Research
This course is designed to provide students with a means to obtain information for more effective marketing decision making. The essential concepts of marketing research and methods used to conduct research to help solve marketing problems will be emphasized. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be covered in the course and how these two approaches are best utilized to address a variety of marketing problems. Students are expected to obtain marketing research data and apply it to a variety of actual marketing problems. Prerequisites: MBA 600, MBA 610, and MBA 652
MBA 665 Advanced Law
This course is a comprehensive study of law and its application in business operations and examines the influence of political, social, and regulatory issues on the formation and interpretation of the law. Topics include contracts, negotiable instruments, bankruptcy, agency and employment relationships, and property concepts. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to business decisions while considering both ethical and global perspectives. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 667 Regulation and Ethics for International Business
This course is an examination of the basic categories of regulations and laws to develop the framework within which organizations operate in the global economy. The international framework will be contrasted with the one constraining domestic operations. Skills in making ethical, strategic decisions within this framework will be developed through comprehensive international case problems. Ethical and moral analysis will examine issues in human rights, environmental considerations, investment, and social responsibility considerations. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 668 Legal and Regulatory Compliance Issues in Healthcare
This course provides an overview of federal and state regulations that affect and influence the healthcare industry. Topics include Medicare, Medicaid, privacy laws, medical malpractice, licensure and certification, institutional and personal liability, and ethical issues. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 670 Essentials of Supply Chain Management in a Global Environment
This course examines classical and contemporary issues in managing supply chains in domestic and global environments. The capabilities that a supply chain must have to support a firm’s business strategy are studied. Students learn to analyze and assess the strategic role of the supply chain and the fundamental issues in managing them. Methodologies for designing and planning a supply chain are introduced and methods to apply them in supply chain activities are learned. Prerequisites: For MAQC students – MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 672 Models in Supply Chain Management
This course introduces models to frame, structure, and solve decisions which pertain to various aspects of supply chain management. Students can learn how to apply these models and how to use the solutions in decision-making from a cross-functional business perspective. Through the examination of various models and benchmark cases, students will learn to recognize, structure, analyze, and develop decisions which have supply chain implications.
MBA 674 Emerging Topics in Supply Chain Management
With the business environment constantly changing, new strategies and topics in supply chain management emerge continuously. This course is devoted to bring such topics to the foreground. It examines the emerging issues by evaluating their immediate and long-term impact on traditional supply chain management theories as well as other business disciplines and practices. Contemporary readings and guest speakers supplement traditional academic literature and textbooks as the topics are fluid and very dynamic.
MBA 676 Information Technology Practices for Managing the Supply Chain
This course examines the importance of various technology-driven practices which affect the performance of supply chains, such as timely information sharing, reducing lead times, and reducing inventory levels, are examined. Software and products used in managing supply chains, such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), are introduced. The advantages and disadvantages of each are analyzed, and students learn how they benefit the enterprise and how to propose choices for various industries.
MBA 677 Logistics Management
The course provides students with a thorough overview of the Logistics Management concepts and their interface with other functional areas. Students will learn about activities involved in moving and storing materials and information through the supply chain. Course activities include developing and integrating models of procurement, transportation, warehousing, materials handling and information storage. Problem solving projects and assignments require basic knowledge of Excel and Access. Prerequisites: For MAQC students – MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 685 Internship in Business Administration
This course provides an opportunity for students to expand their learning by gaining experience in the workplace. The learning objectives and specific program of study must be developed in consultation with the College of Business (CoB). These objectives will be documented through oral or written reports as required by the faculty sponsor. The internship application must be approved in advance of registering for the course. Contact the CoB office for details. Prerequisites: 1. Graduate students must have earned a minimum of 18 credit hours in the CoB. 2. No current grade below a C. 3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
MBA 699 Topics in Business Administration
This course provides an opportunity for students to customize their business administration degree curriculum by pursuing advanced work in topic areas not addressed or only briefly addressed in other business courses. Specific programs of study must be developed in consultation with a full-time College of Business faculty member. Emphasis will be placed on advanced research in current business issues.
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