Curriculum Sequence

Course   Credits Weeks
MGT 510 Management and Leadership 4 7
MBA 533 Financial Accounting 4 7
MBA 635 Organizational Development and Transformation 4 7
MBA 664 Economics for Global Business 4 7
MBA 534 Business Statistics for Decision Making 4 7
MBA 636 Strategic Human Resource Management 4 7
MBA 662 Finance for Managers 4 7
MBA 663 Marketing in an E-World 4 7
MBA 665 Accounting for Planning and Control 4 7
MBA 667 Global Business 4 7
MBA 668 Strategic Planning and Leadership 4 7
MBA 675 Integrative Project: Analysis and Synthesis 4 7
Total   48 84

 

 

Course Descriptions

Course Credits Weeks
MGA 510 Management and Leadership 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course focuses on the study of leadership in today’s organizations. Students will analyze the difference between management and leadership, assessing the necessary integration of these two responsibilities. for the success of any organization. The course includes an inventory of leadership behaviors and relationships, a personal assessment of emotional intelligence, and the examination of various leadership theories, traits, competencies, and relationships. Students will also evaluate personal readiness for both online and graduate study.  
MBA 533 Financial Accounting 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course surveys the principles of accounting with emphasis on accounting vocabulary and preparation and analysis of the four primary financial statements. Topics covered include the use of accounting as a communication tool, the accounting cycle, current assets, long-term assets, current liabilities, long-term liabilities, and stockholders' equity. The impact of FASB and SEC rulings will be examined for their impact on corporate issues of ethics and accounting change.
 
MBA 534 Business Statistics for Decision Making 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course provides the basis for building decision models reflecting strategic business decision making. Various statistical methods will be analyzed that are crucial to various areas of business behavior. These include: data summarization, probability theory, statistical decision analysis, sampling and hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression.
 
MBA 635 Organizational Development and Transformation 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course investigates organizational behavior and transformation in today's businesses, examining individual, team, and organizational behaviors and processes. Specifically, this course focuses on, but is not limited to, an examination of behavior and values, motivation, learning, decision making and creativity, conflict resolution, high performance teams, organizational design, organizational culture, and organizational change. This course will develop a people-intensive theme and emphasize this approach as a primary source of competitive advantage in business today.
 
MBA 636 Strategic Human Resource Management 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course examines how managers may effectively implement the people-intensive strategies that are rapidly becoming a primary source of competitive advantage. Students will examine the ways in which successful organizations align human resource strategy within business strategy. Topics include a review of the legal environment of human resources, personnel planning, staffing and development, reward systems, and industrial relations. All topics will be examined in the context of developing and implementing the overall strategic management of the organization.
 
MBA 662 Finance for Managers 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course develops the theoretical and practical application of financial management principles with emphasis on financial analysis, communication, and decision making. Students will investigate the use of financial analysis as a problem solving tool through risk, return, and valuation applications. Additional topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, and long-term financing strategies.
 
MBA 663 Marketing in an E-World 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course describes the ways in which the marketing function is integrated into the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. Students will focus on identifying customer needs and wants in an ever-changing, diverse, and global consumer population, creating value for the customer, and developing customer satisfaction and loyalty to sustain brand equity. Central concepts include consumer behavior, target markets and segmentation, customization and customerization, pricing, product/service promotion, digital technologies, marketing in an e-world, using the Internet, e-mail, and Customer Relationship Management programs. Students will apply course content by formulating a comprehensive strategic marketing plan.
 
MBA 664 Economics for Global Business 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course surveys micro-and macroeconomic principles with an emphasis on strategic applications. Microeconomic topics include scarcity, economic systems, supply and demand, production and cost structure, profit maximization, labor markets, and income inequality. Macroeconomic topics include national income accounting, production, the monetary system, aggregate demand and supply, inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and international trade.
 
MBA 665 Accounting for Planning and Control 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course is a study of accounting concepts used by managers for planning and control. Cost concepts include terminology, classification, behavior and cost allocation. Additional topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, process costing, job costing, activity based management, budgeting and variance analysis, relevant information, pricing decisions, inventory management and capital budgeting.
 
MBA 667 Global Business 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course examines the diverse methods an organization uses to establish and maintain a profitable international enterprise. Students will analyze international government and legal issues, the impact of various cultures and belief systems, international economic issues, international trade theories, diplomacy, and negotiation, as well as the operational activities of the foreign exchange and capital markets. Through carefully selected comprehensive case studies and integrated text material, this course bridges both the internationalization process necessary to achieve a global market base, and multi-national management strategies employed to successfully retain a competitive advantage.
 
MBA 668 Strategic Planning and Leadership 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course is the first in a two course integrative capstone experience that will develop strategic leadership skills. Emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining competitive advantages within a dynamic environment. Topics include the integral role an organization's competencies and value chain play in developing and executing strategic plans. The macro-environment will be analyzed to determine its impact on creating a sustainable competitive advantage in a global environment. The major methods of developing leadership skills in strategic management will be analyzed through case studies involving research, in-depth analysis, and discussion of both successful and less successful companies. The final case prepares each group for their Capstone experience, applying course material to the various strategic planning stages.
 
MBA 675 Integrative Project: Analysis and Synthesis 4 credits 7 weeks
 
This course is a final capstone experience and is intended to provide a complete integration and application of previous course work in the MBA course sequence. Students will first create, evaluate, and present a business concept and a feasibility plan. The final comprehensive project includes an extensive analysis of a new business concept and its synthesis into a formal written business plan. This final project will be presented and defended during the last class sessions.
 

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