Course Descriptions

MBA 6600  Leadership Fundamentals:  Ethical Leadership & Values Driven Organizations
This course focuses on differentiating the conceptual and theoretical aspects and modules of leadership and leadership studies in order for students to apply leadership skills and principles in their places of business.  The fundamentals of leadership are taught with an emphasis on how to live out these fundamentals in an ethical manner.  3 credits.


MBA 6620  Decision Making Methods
This course develops competence and judgmental skills in using quantitative models for planning and decision-making. Emphasis is placed on recognizing situations where models can be used advantageously, when to work effectively with them, and how to make good use of them once they have been developed. Topics include, decision making under conditions of uncertainty, decision and risk analysis, forecasting, linear programming, modeling applications in marketing, manufacturing, finance and scheduling, and project management methods.  3 credits.


MBA 6631  Managerial Accounting
This course provides students with an overview of the principles and concepts underlying international financial reporting. Primary emphasis is placed on the use of financial reports to evaluate corporate performance and the use of accounting information for internal planning and control, cost flow, and financial analysis.  3 credits.


MBA 6640  Ethics, Integrity and Social Responsibility
This course will engage learners in the discussion of ethics, studying how personal values, ethical models and reflective processes shape our ethical decision making in a leadership context.  Discussions and study will be grounded in western philosophical thought, organizational and societal moral realities including social responsibility.  Research will focus on ethical leadership, its importance and how leaders/learners continue to integrate ethics into their own leadership stance.  3 credits.


MBA 6651  Marketing Theory and Data Analysis
This course explores the basic concepts and fundamentals of marketing and data analysis.  It applies these concepts toward improving the prospects of companies faced with opportunities and challenges of doing business today. Focus is on implementation of strategies through pricing, distribution channels, promotion, and new product decisions. Qualitative research techniques are addressed.  To make the study of marketing realistic, exciting, and dynamic, the case analysis approach is used to illustrate how concepts and tools presented can be applied in marketing decision-making.  Cases allow the student to work on real marketing problems, to develop an appreciation for the types of problems that exist, and to develop skills of analysis and decision-making necessary for success in marketing and other areas of business.  3 credits.


MBA 6653  Economics in the Workplace
This course provides students with a broad perspective of the important issues in the 21st century global marketplace. Students will engage in readings and discussions on issues related to global markets, interrelated global economics, the impact of government mandates, and the shift to a knowledge based economy.  An examination of analysis of demand, cost and output, market structure, and pricing policy is included.  3 credits.


MBA 6666  Financial Principles and Policies
This course examines the theoretical framework and practical concepts of financial principles and policies. Particular attention will be given to the understanding of financial statement analysis from a business decision-making perspective. Learning components integrate standard accounting and financial analysis with emphasis on business activities of day-to-day operations. Students will learn to analyze cost flow and to construct cost flow statements.  3 credits.


MBA 6700  Competing in a Global Market
Building on the Marketing Theory and Data Analysis courses, students examine the types of decisions that marketing managers make when developing foreign markets.  Various economic, political, and legal dimensions of the world will be related to the global marketplace.  Special emphasis is placed on how business processes are conducted and how to develop global marketing strategies. 3 credits.


MBA 6705  Markets, Globalization and Culture
This course examines the interactive nature of the ever changing marketplace locally, regionally, nationally and internationally is the focus of this course.  Learners consider how the dynamics of these relationships provide inherent risks and opportunities, and most likely on unprecedented business opportunities for the future.  The underlying current of this course is the question of how economics and political globalization affects culture and vice versa.  Because there is a tendency to view globalization only within the process of economic advancement, this course intends to move beyond that singular conception and encourage learners to identify the cultural, political and social dimensions as well.  3 credits.


MBA 6712  International Law
This course will examine business law as it exists in a global environment.  Globalization and the politics of the United States and its trading partners will be reviewed so that students will acquire an understanding of the legal basis for businesses in other countries around the world.  Students will be introduced to the basis of contractual negotiation, examine ethical decision-making processes in multinational enterprises; and, examine the working of non-government organizations.  3 credits.


MBA 6760  Thesis  3 credits.