Curriculum

Required Core Classes

MBA 501 Statistical Analysis and Thinking in Business
MBA 502 Financial and Managerial Accounting
MBA 503 Economics for Managers
MBA 505 Organizational Behavior, Diversity & Leadership

MBA 508 Global Enterprises and International Management
MBA 509 Operations and Supply Chain Management
MBA 510 Marketing Management
MBA 511 Financial Management
MBA 598 Strategic Management
Elective Courses


MBA 501/EMBA 601 Statistical Analysis and Thinking in Business

The practical applications of statistics and the analysis of data to make meaningful organizational decisions. Topics include probability, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and quality improvement.

MBA 502/EMBA 602 Financial and Managerial Accounting

Accounting concepts and procedures used in preparation of corporate financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows. Measurement of reporting choices within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Foundations of corporate financial statement analysis. Study use of accounting data in managing businesses by applying techniques for product costing, planning, control, and performance evaluation. Topics include: CVP analysis; variable, absorption, job, activity-based and standard costing; budgeting; responsibility accounting; capital budgeting.

MBA 503/EMBA 603 Economics for Managers

A survey of both microeconomics (the study of individual and organizational decision-making), and macroeconomics, which investigates national and international concerns. Economic theory will be complemented by practical applications and discussions of current policy issues affecting business.

MBA 505/EMBA 605 Organizational Behavior, Diversity, and Leadership

Intensive examination of behavioral science research and theory as a basis for understanding, managing and changing organizations. The course emphasizes effective management with diverse individuals.

MBA 508/EMBA 608 Global Enterprises and International Management

Strategies for entering new international markets and managing international operations. Discussion of cultural differences, regional economic integration, and emerging markets.

MBA 509/EMBA 609 Operations and Supply Chain Management

A managerial level examination of operations strategy with emphasis on application of quantitative models as guides to managerial decision-making. Includes project management, product and service design, Just-In-Time (lean systems), mass customization, and systems thinking.

MBA 510/EMBA 610 Marketing Management

Analysis of the marketing effort and decision-making process in private, not-for-profit and public institutions. Normative models for decision-making in different marketing situations. Analytical tools available for appraising, diagnosing, organizing, planning and implementing market plans. Analysis of economic, social and political forces leading to change in the market place. Development of concepts useful in evaluating marketing situations, including those in the international setting.

MBA 511/EMBA 611 Financial Management

The finance function and its relation to other functions of a firm. Topics include: analysis and budgeting of funds, management of current assets, financing short-term and intermediate-term needs, planning long-term debt policy and capital structure, capital costs and budgeting, dividend policy, valuation, mergers and acquisition.

MBA 598/EMBA 698 Strategic Management

The application of strategic management concepts, principles and techniques through case analyses. Draws upon professional experience and concepts learned in other functional areas to develop a general management perspective and the ability to impact organizational direction and performance.