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Evening and Online MBA Core Course Descriptions
BUS 601. Global Managerial Economics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: BAA 505.
This course offers a survey of economic tools and analysis available to the manager for business decision making. It includes such topics as pricing, forecasting, demand analysis, and macroeconomic policy as it affects the business environment.
BUS 602. Human Capital Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: BAA 505.
This course is an in-depth study of people as a source of sustained competitive advantage in order to optimize the firm’s investment in its most valuable asset, its people. This class will focus on managerial skills needed to attract and develop people in the workplace.
BUS 603. Accounting for Managers (3 hours)
Prerequisite: BAA 510.
This is a course designed to prepare managers to make effective business decisions using the organization’s accounting data. This includes the foundations of financial accounting, interrelations of financial statements, other forms of financial analysis, and the functions of managerial accounting.
BUS 604. Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
This course introduces students to the many legal and regulatory challenges that confront businesses today. It focuses on the relationship between law, government, and business, and considers how effective use of legal strategies can advance a business. Topics covered may include an introduction to the law and to court systems, alternative dispute resolution, contract, tort, property law, business organizations, director liability, and other legal issues.
BUS 605. Marketing Decision Making (3 hours)
The course provides an analysis of marketing's role in the firm. It addresses the activities involved in marketing products and services. Topics examined include global marketing, market analysis and segmentation, consumer behavior, product development and management, pricing, promotion and distribution.
BUS 606. Decision Making and Decision Analytics (3 hours)
Prerequisites: BAA 530.
This course prepares the 21st century student with the skills and knowledge to identify opportunities for analytical solutions to meet business needs. Students will construct decision models that will concentrate on business analytics integral to making better decisions and improving customer and shareholder value. Emphasis is placed on articulating business problems, interpreting solutions, and communicating results in both technical as well as non-technical language.
BUS 609. Financial Decision Making (3 hours)
Prerequisites: BAA 510, with BUS 603 highly recommended.
The course focuses on the conceptual and practical problems associated with the financial management of non-financial firms. Topics include valuation of the firm, capital budgeting, risk, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and investment strategies. Completion of BUS 603 is strongly recommended before BUS 609.
BUS 611. Supply Chain and Logistics Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: BAA 530.
This course focuses on the cross-chain processes for managing the creation and distribution of goods and services throughout the supply chain. The assurance of efficient and effective supply chains that guarantee customers will receive the right product and services in the right place, at the right time, at the right cost is essential for successful supply chain execution. Strategic issues relating to supply chain alignment will also be covered.
BUS 613. Ethical Leadership (3 hours)
This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the issues of ethical business practice. It examines the concept of leadership as a specialized role and as a social influence process in organizations and in society at large. The course provides an in-depth study of the attributes, roles, and skills that define effective leadership behavior. Emphasis is placed on understanding the rational and emotional processes inherent in leadership within diverse political, economic and socio-cultural systems.
BUS 699. MBA Capstone (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates who have completed the core program and are in good standing or with permission of the instructor.
This is normally taken as the final course in the MBA program. The culmination course for the MBA program provides students with the opportunity to correlate, integrate and apply the concepts and principles learned in the core and elective courses of the MBA program.