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Courses

Core Courses

Throughout the program several topical areas are emphasized. These include globalization, innovation, creativity, ethics, social responsibility, and leadership.  Each is a theme that overlays various functional skills necessary for applying management principles and skills.

Introductory Intensive
Decision-Making for the Business Leader
Governance, Ethics and Public Policy
Business Statistics
Change and Innovation Management
Financial Accounting & Reporting
Marketing Management, Strategy and Analytics
Organizational Financial Management
Managerial Economics and Modeling
Operations Process and Emerging Technologies
Intercultural Communications and Global Perspectives
Immersive Intensive
Capstone Course- Management of Innovation
 

Course Descriptions

MBA 500 Introductory Intensive – 1 Graduate Credits

This course enhances career strategies and competencies by identifying individual leadership strengths and developmental needs.  A career development course designed to introduce personal accountability, networking skills, company/position analysis, job search strategy, interviewing skills and negotiations to maximize the student’s career development and personal marketability. In addition, students will engage in development of business writing skills and an introduction to APA formatting.

MBA 501: Decision Making for the Business Leader – 2 Graduate Credits

When initiating change companies need to decide what the right, change is for their company and second, they need to decide how to implement the change correctly. In the process of making these decisions, various critical factors also need to be taken into individual consideration in a methodical, deliberate and measurable way. This course provides the benefits of and insights into pre-implementation decision-making processes for framing and subsequently implementing strategic change. The impact of measurement and metrics on decisions for successful strategic change is discussed. It will conclude with a reflective evaluation of the lessons learned.

MBA 502: Decision-Making for the Business– 1 Graduate Credits

This course will explore the current and potential impacts of change and decision making on individuals, teams, workgroups, organizations and industries and developing strategic problem-solving proficiencies for complex and sensitive issues impacting an organization, industry or business unit and will be given an opportunity to practice the application of each. Students will create a decision matrix utilizing several of the methods introduced in MBA502. Students will also submit a Decision Making Evaluation, explored through a case study simulation that will serve as a summative assessment for program competency 1 and 2.

MBA 503: Governance, Ethics and Public Policy – 2 Graduate Credits

This course explores professional ethics and leadership within the field of monitoring and evaluation to maximize organizational and personal success. Participants will learn about ethical issues involved in working with clients and donors, professional correspondence with clients and donors, and managing monitoring and evaluation functions.  This course considers regulation and its role in social, political and economic life. As such, it is necessary to understand what determines the need for a regulation, how are they produced, who is involved and how is legal or strategic compliance achieved?

MBA 504: Governance, Ethics and Public Policy – 1 Graduate Credits

This course explores professional ethics and leadership within the field of monitoring and evaluation to maximize organizational and personal success. Participants in this module will apply knowledge gained in MBA520: Governance, Ethics and Public Policy completing an in-depth case study and impact analysis policy memo related to their concentration focus area. Specific focus will be on effectively evaluating principles and strategies for ethical leadership and legal compliance within organizations.

MBA 505: Business Statistics – 2 Graduate Credits

This course will explore basic statistical knowledge relevant in business statistics, helping students gain the understanding they need to be successful in their careers. It presents statistics in the context of specific business fields and begins to prepare students for success in their professions. It will cover the basics of data collection, organizing visualizing variables, probability, sampling, confidence intervals, variance and regression.  The purpose of this course is to familiarize and learners with the power and limitation of decision making using statistics in business.

MBA 506: Business Statistics– 1 Graduate Credits

This course will explore basic statistical knowledge relevant in business statistics, helping students gain the understanding they need to be successful in their careers. It presents statistics in the context of specific business fields and begins to prepare students for success in their professions. It will cover the basics of data collection, organizing visualizing variables, probability, sampling, confidence intervals, variance and regression.  The purpose of this course is allow students to practice applying business statistics through exercises, case studies and an applied real world project.

MBA 507: Change and Innovation Management – 2 Graduate Credits

This course provides students with the skill set needed to recognize the challenges of leading and managing innovative change and creative processes. Students will be introduced to the innovative change process through the review of literature on the innovative process, the contribution of individuals, geographic dispersion, technical communication, inter and intra organizational networks, organizational characteristics, organizational learning, and market/environmental changes. This course will provide exposure to a variety of perspectives on innovation and will promote integrative and design thinking approaches to more thoroughly understand the conditions under which innovation is supported.

MBA 508: Change and Innovation Management – 1 Graduate Credits

This course provides students an opportunity to develop and facilitate creative ideas that will contribute to the growth and success of an organization. Framed through the lens of change management and design thinking students will be asked to utilize Kotter’s Change Model and select a change initiative applicable to their concentration. Execution of the model requires students to adapt a design thinking approach.

MBA 535: Financial Accounting & Reporting – 2 Graduate Credits

This is a fast pace course. This course advances the MBA students knowledge and appreciation for financial accounting while it examines the function’s role in decision-making.  Students will learn how to read, analyze, and interpret financial accounting data to make informed business decisions. Students will focus on the effects of transactions on financial statements as a primary emphasis.

MBA 536– Accounting Analytics - 1 Graduate Credits

Participants in this course will apply knowledge gained in MBA535: Financial Accounting and Reporting. Through the use of an individual simulation and case application students will be required to make principle accounting decisions through the use of accounting analytics.
Students will explore how financial statement data and non-financial metrics can be linked to financial performance.

 MBA 537: Marketing Management, Strategy and Analytics – 2 Graduate Credits

This course will explore the current and potential impacts of new, emerging, and rapidly evolving field of marketing analytics. It will discuss the definition, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods used in the field. It will discuss sales platforms, Reverse engineering marketing strategy, Google Trends, SEO, and become familiar with various social media and marketing techniques used for communications and engagement in a business environment. The learner will develop strategies for using social media and recognize best practices and successful initiatives used by companies that are successful in marketing campaigns. Analyzing product, place, promotion and price, learners will focus on developing a promotional strategy and analyzing the mix of advertising, websites, publicity and personal selling.

MBA 538: Marketing Management, Strategy and Analytics – 1 Graduate Credits

This course will explore the current and potential impacts of new, emerging, and rapidly evolving field of marketing analytics. It will discuss the definition, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods used in the field. It will discuss sales platforms, Reverse engineering marketing strategy, Google Trends, SEO, and become familiar with various social media and marketing techniques used for communications and engagement in a business environment. The learner will develop strategies for using social media and recognize best practices and successful initiatives used by companies that are successful in marketing campaigns. Analyzing product, place, promotion and price, learners will focus on developing a promotional strategy and analyzing the mix of advertising, websites, publicity and personal selling.

MBA 541: Organizational Financial Management – 2 Graduate Credits

This course presents the foundations of finance with an emphasis on applications key for corporate managers. We discuss most of the major financial decisions made by corporate managers both within organizations and in their interactions with investors. Essential in most of these decisions is the process of valuation, which will be emphasized throughout the course. Topics include principles for making investment decisions, valuation of financial assets and liabilities, relationships between risk and return, capital structure choice, payout policy, and risk management.

MBA 542– Organizational Financial Management - 1 Graduate Credit

Participants in this course will apply knowledge gained in MBA542: Organizational Financial Management. Through the use of team-based simulation and case application students will be required to make principle decisions in corporate finance.

MBA 543: Managerial Economics and Modeling – 2 Graduate Credits

The purpose of this course is to discover how to use managerial economics to both diagnose and solve business problems. It uses interactive applications place you in the roles of decision maker within a variety of real business scenarios, recent economic developments and current economic challenges worldwide. The course focuses on a problem solving approach and explores economic models and policy through the lens of problem centered learning. It examines the principles of pricing, investment, markets, employee performance and the moral and ethical issues in economics decision making.

MBA 544: Managerial Economic Modeling– 1 Graduate Credits

The purpose of this course is to discover how to use managerial economics to both diagnose and solve business problems. It uses interactive applications place you in the roles of decision maker within a variety of real business scenarios, recent economic developments and current economic challenges worldwide. The course focuses on a problem solving approach and explores economic models and policy through the lens of problem centered learning. It examines the principles of pricing, investment, markets, employee performance and the moral and ethical issues in economics decision making.

MBA 620: Operations Process and Emerging Technologies – 2 Graduate Credits

This course will explore the current and potential impacts of new, emerging, and rapidly evolving technologies on organizations and their operations, across a range of industries and sectors. Topics will include disruptive technologies and change in organizations, the emergence of new technologies within and across industries, and the benefits and challenges of adapting new technologies as well as legal and privacy issues. Students will gain insights into emerging technologies across industries and the impact on organizations and how these organizations are coping (or not) with disruption. In addition to tools and best practices, participants will examine challenges and opportunities for designing projects that implement current and emerging technologies to ensure success.

MBA 621: Operations, Process and Emerging Technologies – 1 Graduate Credits

This course will incorporate content and skills into a modern workplace environment in the area of Operations, Process and Emerging Technologies, that are particularly relevant to the 21st century. Learners will explore relevant technologies through the eyes of implication and impact on an industry or organization using Problem Based Learning techniques (PBL). In this module learners will gain an understanding of technologies and organizational structures, processes and human interaction. Pre-made handouts will guide learners as they establish background knowledge, define key terms and explore a literature review. Learners will create an impact analysis by examining a case study of an emerging technology in their field.

MBA 622: Intercultural Communications and Global Perspectives – 2 Graduate Credits

This course will explore the impact of globalization affecting organizations and development in multinational corporate and business environments. Learners will also explore cultures and how to use methodologies to research, assess, and adapt business content to meet the needs of customers, clients and employee from around the world. Further, learners will gain a richer understanding of the best practices used to create effective workplaces in various multicultural environments.

MBA 623: Intercultural Communication and Global Perspectives– 1 Graduate Credits

This course will incorporate content and skills into a modern workplace environment in the area of, Intercultural Communication and Global Perspectives that are particularly relevant to the 21st century workplace. Learners will also explore cultures and how to use methodologies to research, assess, and adapt business content to meet the needs of customers, clients and employee from around the world. Further, learners will gain a richer understanding of the best practices used to create effective workplaces in various multicultural environments. Pre-made handouts will guide learners as they establish

MBA 640: Immersive Intensive– 2 Graduate Credits

The Immersive Intensive 2 credit course gives the learner the chance to explore mentorship opportunities with in the fields of study. It presents the opportunity to conduct field interviews, organizational research and workplace opportunities.  The learner will conduct research on field based opportunities and create a research and reference site featuring interviews and organizational summaries.

MBA 650: Management of Innovation – 3 Graduate Credits

Creating new ideas, capturing new markets, enhancing organizational effectiveness occur through innovation, transforming processes or both. New technologies, processes, competition and globalization require all organizations to distance themselves from the familiar and foster innovation and agility. Students in this course will develop skills and insights for evaluating, articulating and pitching a new product or service, either as a start-up business or a new initiative within an existing firm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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