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Course Listing For MBA Courses

  • MBA 600 Survey of Accounting

    Survey of Accounting is designed to provide students with an overall understanding of the manner in which 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 the basic financial statements. Students are also 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. Prereq: Graduate Standing
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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. For MSBAN students – No prerequisite required.
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  • 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. Prereq: MBA 605, MBA 606, and MBA 608. For MSA students - there is no prerequisite
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  • 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
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  • 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 studied 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. Prereq: MBA 600, 605, 606, 608, and 610. For MSBAN students – MBA 600, MBA 608 and MBA 610 or BAN 600. For MSA student - MBA 610.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • MBA 626 Operations Management Strategies in a Global Context

    This course explores the operations function and the role it plays in attaining and maintaining a competitive edge in the domestic and global markets. It is an overview of how the operations function interfaces with marketing and finance functions to ensure demand for the organization’s goods and services. Emphasis is placed on how to acquire and manage necessary resources, and how to plan and control the transformation of those resources into goods and services. Applications in both service and manufacturing organizations are included. Prereq: MBA 600, 605, 606, 608, and 610. For MSBAN students – MBA 600 and BAN 600. For MSA students – MBA 610.
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  • 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 balance, stress, decision-making, diversity, organizational learning, ethics, global issues and change. Prereq: MBA 605, 606, and 608. For MAQC students - MBA 600 and MBA 610.
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  • 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
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  • MBA 639 Strategic Management

    The purpose of the MBA capstone experience is to reinforce the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from the MBA program. The student will take the knowledge gained from the other courses in the MBA 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. Prereq: 33 hours in major
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  • 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. Prereq: MBA 600, 605, 606, and 608
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  • MBA 652 Marketing Strategy

    This course examines the key concepts and issues in developing and selecting marketing strategies. Developing and implementing dynamic marketing strategies that are adaptable to changing conditions are emphasized. MBA 652 students examine 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 essential to both obtaining and sustaining a competitive advantage. Prereq: MBA 605, 606, and 608. For MSBAN students – MBA 608.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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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