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Course Work (MBA)

Course Work (MBA)


FOUNDATION COURSES
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.

BADM 275: Applied Tools for Business Decisions
Statistical methodologies and applied analytical methods for analysis of common business decision problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, probability applications for business, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, quantitative modeling, business forcasting, simple and multiple regression analyses, and linear programming. MS EXCEL and other software tools used for data analysis. Lec 3, Cr. 3

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
 
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
 

*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.

Total hours: 15
 
CORE CURRICULUM (MBA or MBAO)

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: 30