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Course Work (MBA)

Course Work (MBA)


Course Work

FOUNDATION COURSES

These courses (or their equivalents) are required as preparation for graduate courses listed under the MBA curriculum. Upon examination of a student's undergraduate curriculum, specific foundation courses may be waived. **
SPRING FALL
BADM 601
FIN 600
MKTG 605
ACCT 602
ECON 602
MGMT 604
 
ACCT 602: Financial Accounting Concepts
Concepts and techniques underlying the basic financial statements; the financial statements from the viewpoint of managers and users. Prerequisites: Acceptance in a Graduate Degree program and permission of MBA Director. Lec.3, Cr. 3
 
BADM 601: Applied Business Statistics
Statistical methodologies and applications in business research and decision making. Includes descriptive statistics, sampling, hypothesis testing, non-parametric tests, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression analyses, probability applications for business decision-making under uncertainty, quality control, and business forecasting. Introduces information technology and spreadsheet (EXCEL) for data analysis. Prerequisites: Acceptance in a Graduate Degree program and permission of MBA Director. Lec 3, Cr. 3
 
ECON 602: Economic Analysis
Overview of micro and macroeconomic theories including supply and demand, price formation, resource allocation and the production of goods and services, cost, profit, market  structure, and government intervention; and the determinants of aggregate economic output, employment, interest rates, and the price level, as well as the fiscal and monetary policy tools that may be used to influence these variables. Prerequisites: Acceptance in a Graduate  Degree program and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
FIN 600: Fundamentals of Financial Management
Concepts involved in the acquisition and use of funds from the financial manager's  viewpoint. Emphasis is placed on tools of financial management, working capital  management, capital budgeting techniques, cost of capital determination, short-term and  long-term sources of funds, and international finance. Prerequisites: ACCT 602 or its equivalents and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
MGMT 604: Management Theory and Organizational Behavior
Management theories, management functions and principles; strategy; decision making;  behavioral aspects of management (leadership, motivation, teams); international management  issues; and ethics and diversity. Prerequisites: Acceptance in a Graduate Degree program and  permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
MKTG 605: Marketing Concepts
Major marketing concepts and problems emphasizing market segmentation, product  differentiation, and marketing strategy are addressed. The issues that directly impact the  creation and distribution of goods and services, as well as, relevant areas of production  operations management are reviewed. Also an analysis of marketing structures including dynamic, legal, political, social, and ethical environments that impact marketing are discussed. Prerequisites: Acceptance in a Graduate Degree program and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
Students must complete at least 9 hours (less equivalent courses waived) of foundation courses prior to starting the core curriculum. Without evidence of current experience in the academic area, foundation equivalent courses older than seven years must be repeated. The final foundation courses may be taken concurrently with the first core course.

Total hours of foundation courses: 18
 
**Undergraduate equivalence to graduate foundation courses
If the undergraduate courses were successfully completed with a grade of C or better within 6 years of applying to the university's graduate program, they may be considered as equivalent courses. Corresponding graduate level foundation courses may be waived. If the undergraduate courses were taken at another university, the course description and/or syllabus must be presented to make this determination.
 
 
Graduate Foundation Courses Undergraduate Equivalent Courses
ACCT 602: Financial Accounting Concepts ACCT 208: Accounting Principles
and ACCT 241: Managerial Accounting
BADM 601: Applied Business Statistics MATH 231: Elementary Probability and Statistical Inference
ECON 602: Economic Analysis ECON 203: Principles of Microeconomics
and ECON 204: Principles of Macroeconomics
FIN 600: Fundamentals of Financial Management FIN 310: Principles of Finance
MGMT 604: Management Theory and Organizational Behavior MGMT 330: Organizational Behavior
MKTG 605: Marketing Concepts MKTG 320: Marketing Principles
 
 
CORE CURRICULUM
 
SPRING SUMMER FALL
ACCT 620
ECON 641
MKTG 620
MGMT 622
MGMT 699
Elective
MGMT622
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
BADM 615
BADM 618
FIN 620
MKTG 620
MGMT 699
Elective
 
 
ACCT 620: Accounting Information for Decision Making
Development and use of accounting and related information for management planning, control, and internal and external decision making. Prerequisites: ACCT 602 or its equivalents and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
BADM 615: Operations Management
Addresses strategic and operational issues consisting of process analysis, design and improvement, capacity constraints and cycle time relating to inventory management, supply chain management and operations strategy. Topics include: queuing theory, linear programming, network models, integers programming, project evaluation, simulation and risk assessment. Introduces information technology and spreadsheet models for complex business decisions, re-engineering and improving business processes. Prerequisites: BADM 601 or its equivalent and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3 
 
BADM 618: International Business
Overview of international environment, management of cross cultural differences, applications of international trade theories and policies, economic integration and globalization, World Trade Organization, international corporate finance and global financial markets, measurement and management of exchange rate and political risks, direct foreign investment, challenges and opportunities of multinational corporations and the means by which they develop and sustain a competitive presence. Prerequisites: ECON 602, FIN 600, MGMT 604, and MKTG 605 or their equivalents and permission of the MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
ECON 641: Managerial Economics
Applications of economic analysis in solving business problems. Emphasis on demand, costs, production, pricing, and capital budgeting theories in managerial decisions. Prerequisites: ECON 602 or its equivalents and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
FIN 620: Financial Management Policies
Concepts involved in the acquisition and use of funds from the financial manager's viewpoint. Emphasis is placed on risk management involving capital budgeting, capital structure theory, dividend policy, financial assets including derivatives, mergers and divestitures, bankruptcy, reorganization and liquidation, pension plan management, mutual funds, and hedge funds. Issues pertaining to the changes in the legal, regulatory, ethical and global environment will be addressed as appropriate. Prerequisites: FIN 600 or its equivalent and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
MGMT 622: Organizational Behavior
Major concepts and theories of the behavioral sciences as they apply to the theory and practice of management. Emphasis is on current research findings in the field. Topics include leadership, motivation, interpersonal relations, communications theory, and learning theory. Prerequisites: MGMT 604 or its equivalent and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
MGMT 699: Seminar in Strategic Management and Business Policy
Review of literature and analysis of cases concerning strategic management of organizations and their major units. Integrates material from the foundation and core courses. Simulates analysis, decision making, and planning in real-world situations. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 15 hours of core courses which must include ACCT 620, FIN 620, MGMT 622, and MKTG 620 and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
MKTG 620: Marketing Management
Concise evaluation of marketing concepts as a tool of management, with application of research techniques to problem solving. Prerequisite: MKTG 605 or its equivalent and permission of MBA Director. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
 
Total hours of core courses: 24

Total hours for MBA Program (if Foundation waived):
Core Courses                  24 hours
Electives                           9 hours
TOTAL                            33 hours
 
Total hours for MBA Program (if Foundation required):
Foundation Courses       18 hours
Core Courses                  24 hours
Electives                          9 hours
TOTAL                            51 hours