MBA Online/On Campus

Courses

MBA 501. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy.
Credit hours: 3
This course introduces the microeconomic theory and analysis useful in managerial decision making and policy formation. It applies economic principles to the analysis of production, marketing, and financial issues and the development of general operating strategies. Prerequisites: ECO 223 (Principles of Microeconomics), ECO 225 (Business Statistics) and graduate standing.

MBA 503. Accounting for Decision Making and Strategy Implementation
Credit hours: 3
Study of accounting as related to problems of making business decisions. Topics include cost behavior, full cost, ABC costing, product costing, short-term decision- making, budgeting, strategic planning and control.

MBA 505. Leadership in Organizations
Credit hours: 3
An in-depth study of the impact of behavioral psychology and sociology within organizations and upon individuals. The theory and application of techniques which will enhance the manager's effectiveness and ability to affect change in an organization.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Management and graduate standing.

MBA 507. Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions
Credit hours: 3

This course is the study of the role of corporate investment and financing decisions in creating competitive advantage. The course begins with strategy and capital budgeting: next examines how managers may corporate investment decisions; then proceeds to risk management, and ends with the estimation of a firms cost of capital Prerequisite(s): Principles of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and graduate standing.

MBA 509. Product Strategies, Customer Relationship Management and Outbound Logistics
Credit hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of customers in the marketplace and the constant dynamics of market change

MBA 511. Operations Management and Strategy
Credit hours: 3
Conceptual foundations of the operations of all types of organizations and the application of analytical and quantitative techniques used to assure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

MBA 513. Current Trends in Business, Government and Society
Credit hours: 3
This course covers selected topics and problems of current interest, with particular attention to the roles of social responsibility and business ethics, environmental scanning as it relates to economic and social trends, and organizing for social responsiveness.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Management or Marketing and graduate standing.

MBA 515. Information Systems.
Credit hours: 3
The study of systems development life cycle from initial problem analysis to systems maintenance, with particular attention to the analysis of existing system, analysis and design of replacement systems, cost analysis of the components, including software development, and the implementation of new systems. Students will participate in group projects involving the study of existing computer-based systems and develop proposals to modernize those systems.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Management or Marketing and graduate standing.

MBA 519. Competitive Advantage and Strategic Choice in a Global Economy
Credit hours: 3
This course assesses the sequence of formulating, implementing, and controlling business strategies. Multi-business and single business strategies are explored.

MBA 535. Organizational Communication
Credit hours: 3
This graduate course will focus on managerial and corporate communication and the way organizational culture influences the communication processes within business organizations.

MBA 540. Quantitative Techniques for Managers
Credit hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of various quantitative approaches to understand the data and statistical techniques towards problem solving and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to interpret the results of simple inferential statistics such as confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, including tests for differences between two populations. Also, this course is designed to use the concept of mathematical modeling to be able to understand and interpret the results of regression models. Finally, at the end of this course students will have an appreciation of the difficulties inherent in time series data and simple forecasting techniques.

MBA 545. Transportation Systems and Environmental Impact
Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of strategies, for business logistics and International Supply Chain Management, related to transferring goods and services across national boundaries. The coverage includes the impact of economic globalization on supply chain strategies, the design of global logistic networks, managerial processes and systems for international production and distribution, role of ports and airports in international product movement, transportation network sustainability, and security and risk management for international logistics.

MBA 550. Supply Chain Strategies
Credit hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally. Emphasis is placed on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students develop the ability to apply concepts and models important in supply chain with emphasis on key tradeoffs. They assess to key tactics such as integrated planning collaboration, risk pooling and inventory placement, and information sharing.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.