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Core Course Catalog

Core Course Catalog 2019-01-29T15:48:32-06:00

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission. A general introduction to financial accounting information. Topics covered include the use and analysis of financial information, the regulatory environment, the role of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the use of the internet and electronic spreadsheets as a means of accessing and analyzing financial data.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission.

Introduction to the sources and statistical analysis of data as well as optimization models for use in making business decisions. Topics include data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, multiple regression, linear programming and simulation. All applications will be developed using spreadsheet software (such as EXCEL).

Cr. 3.  Enrollment in MBA, not for economics majors.

Applications of microeconomic theory and decision analysis for firms operating in U.S. and internationally.  Topics include demand and supply, consumer choice theory, production and cost theory, short run and long run business decisions, input cost and human capital differences across countries, empirical estimation of demand and supply, pricing, exchange rates, government and business, market structures and strategy.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission. Shareholder wealth maximization as the goal of the firm within a social responsibility context, financial Math, valuation of securities, the global financial market place as the test of value, estimation of cost of capital, global capital investment decisions, capital structure policy, working capital management.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission. Understanding human behavior in organizations and the nature of sustainable organizations from a managerial perspective. Special emphasis is placed on how individual differences, such as perceptions, personality, and motivation, influence individual and group behavior in organizations and on how behavior can be influenced by job design, leadership, groups, and the structure of organizations.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission; Acct 501, Fin 501, Mgmt 501, Mkt 501. This course considers the ethical and social responsibilities of top managers in corporations. Topics include stakeholder management, corporate social responsibilities, strategies for sustainable development, pursuit of societal and corporate goals, board and chief executive leadership roles, governance reform and ethics, and executive leadership style and values. The presentation of course concepts is facilitated by the use of cases, discussion scenarios, and ethical dilemmas.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission; Acct 501, Fin 501, Mgmt 501, Mkt 501. Critical analysis of case studies in strategic management with an emphasis on integrative decision making. Strategy implementation in light of the global, legal, economic, cultural, and political contexts of business.


(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission. This course exposes the student to current theories and practices appropriate for understanding the role and application of information systems for individuals, organizations, and society within a globally competitive context.  The course focuses on information technology and its uses in improving work practices, products, and tools for individuals and organizations. The course also addresses issues pertaining to current and emerging topics in the development and use of technology, the role of technology in and its alignment with organizational strategy and sustainable business practices, information system planning and the development of enterprise architectures, and human interface and personal characteristics in the design and use of technology.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission. An analytical approach to the study of marketing issues and challenges of business firms and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis on the influence of the global marketplace and the marketing environment on marketing decision making; the determination of the organization’s products, prices, channels and communication strategies; an orientation that ensures sustainability of marketing operations; and the organization’s system for planning and controlling its marketing effort.


(3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq:Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission.

Introduction to supply chain management including aspects of operations, logistics and global supply chain strategy development. Topic areas include lean manufacturing and value stream mapping; supplier development and measurement; sustainable supply chain operations; process measurement, management and improvement; supply chain risk and uncertainty; visibility and integration in the supply chain; and inventory control.