MBA Program (MBA)

MBA Class Schedule

Courses

MBA 500   Issues in Business   credit: 0 Hours.

MBA students are faced with a wide variety of issues in the work place. This course will introduce and encourage discussions related to careers transitions, leadership, ethics, and uses of technology in the work place. Guest lecturers and experts in their field will discuss different approaches to these issues and give students the opportunity to discuss strategies and practice skills that will prepare them for the business environment. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Co-requisite MBA 501 and MBA 502.

MBA 501   Foundations of Business I   credit: 2 Hours.

Provides foundations in the form of principles, concepts, tools, and skills important both to the study of business and to the development of business acumen. Specific foundation topics include planning and measuring firm resources, economic theory of the firm, decision making under uncertainty, consumer behavior, financial management, business communication and computing. May be repeated in the same term. Credit is not given for MBA 501 and either ACCY 500, BADM 520, BADM 572, or ECON 567. Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Business Administration program.

MBA 502   Foundations of Business II   credit: 2 Hours.

Provides additional foundations in the form of principles, concepts, tools, and skills important both to the study of business and to the development of business acumen. Specific foundation topics include organizational theory and design, financial accounting and reporting, manufacturing and services processes, marketing management, business communications and computing. May be repeated in the same term. Credit is not given for MBA 502 and either ACCY 500, BADM 509, BADM 520, or BADM 567. Prerequisite: Enrollment in good standing in the MBA program.

MBA 503   Prin & Proc of Management I   credit: 2 Hours.

Presents management topics important to the study of business organizations and the economic landscapes within which they exist. Specific topics include financial resources management, human resources management, strategic management and management of technology. May be repeated in the same term. Students who receive credit for MBA 503 may not receive credit for the following courses: FIN 520, BADM 508, and BADM 544. Prerequisite: Enrollment in good standing in the MBA program.

MBA 504   Prin & Proc of Management II   credit: 2 Hours.

Presents additional management topics important to the study of business organizations and the economic landscapes within which they exist. Specific topics include financial management, global strategy, decision and risk analysis, leadership, and ethics. May be repeated in the same term. Prerequisite: Enrollment in good standing in the MBA program.

MBA 505   Topics in Management   credit: 2 Hours.

Special topics important to the study of business and management. Examples of topics include international business, strategic thinking, operations analysis, project management, information technology, negotiations. May be repeated in the same term. Prerequisite: Enrollment in good standing in the MBA program.

MBA 520   Corporate and Global Strategy   credit: 4 Hours.

Focuses on key issues in formulating and implementing corporate strategies with an emphasis on the international operations of firms. Issues are approached from the orientation of the general manager, whose job is to diagnose what is critical in complex business situations and find realistic solutions to strategic and organizational problems. Designed to integrate various functional areas and provide a "total business" perspective on issues pertaining to corporate and international strategy. Builds on learning experiences in previous modules, and acts as an integrative capstone module. Prerequisite: Completion of the first year of the Master of Business Administration Program, including MBA 501, MBA 502, MBA 503, MBA 504, and MBA 505.

MBA 530   Internship   credit: 0 Hours.

Approved for S/U grading only. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of first year of Master of Business Administration program.

MBA 531   Special Projects   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual projects selected by the student in consultation with a faculty member and approved by the executive officer of the program. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Completion of first year of Master of Business Administration program.