PMBA 8000 Managing in the Global Economy
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP: None
Description

Co-prerequisite: PMBA 8005.
This cornerstone core course is aimed at providing an introduction of fundamental business concepts from a global managerial perspective. Students will gain fundamental insights into key business activities during different stages of a firm’s lifecycle through lectures, case analysis team exercises, and critical evaluation exercises. The course is based on an integrative framework that especially emphasizes the relationships, connections and dependencies among functional areas in different life-cycle situations.

PMBA 8015 Leading Through Strategic Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of director of PMBA program
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course presents excellent written and oral business communication as a leadership strategy critical to success in the workplace. Students master a communication model useful to identify objectives, analyze audiences, choose information, and create the most effective arrangement and channel for written and oral messages. Students will practice influencing and persuading others through strategically aligned business documents that are clear, precise, and readable including communications to executive level readers. Students will also develop skills in the effective design and delivery of persuasive presentations, delivering unwelcome information, and effective, productive group communication.

PMBA 8025 Financial Statement Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2 ,4, 6, 7
Description

This course takes a user-oriented approach to the study of financial statements. Students study the role of the financial statements and the annual report in the financial reporting process. Using ratio analysis, students analyze past firm performance and make forecasts of future performance. Students also study the effects of differing accounting methods on financial statement analysis.

PMBA 8030 Law Environment: Ethics and Corporate Governance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: None
Description

Companies that ignore their legal and ethical obligations to owners, customers, and consumers open the door to parties who seek legal recourse that can limit their gain or even threaten their existence. Law and Ethics, when incorporated properly into managerial decision-making, provide strategic tools to facilitate growth, creativity, competitive advantage, and legal certainty and to reduce legal risk and liability. By examining the application of law and ethics to a variety of business and corporate governance issues, this course offers the master?s student an understanding of how businesses can comply with the law and use an ethical culture as a positive strategy for making successful business decisions.

PMBA 8040 Competing on Analytics and Organizational Knowledge
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

CPS: 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7.
Businesses are becoming increasingly “knowledge intensive.” Analytics can help organizations develop a comprehensive approach to their knowledge assets to make better decisions and create distinctive competitive capabilities. High performing organizations compete on knowledge-based capabilities with their internal business processes as well as their external business processes. Data lies at the heart of this knowledge. Increasingly, decision-makers rely on intelligent systems to analyze these data systematically and assist them in their decision-making. In many cases, automating the decision-making process is necessary because of the speed with which new data are generated. This course connects real-world data to decision-making through cases from finance, marketing, and operations.

PMBA 8050 Entrepreneur & Enterprise
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 6, and 7
Description

This is an introductory survey course for students who might be interested in starting their own businesses or who might develop new businesses in the corporate environment. The environment of entrepreneurship and the behavior of entrepreneurs are studied. Students learn how to recognize and evaluate new business opportunties. Major activities in the course may include interviewing entrepreneurs and studying the feasibility of a business idea.

PMBA 8115 Managerial Control and Costing Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025
Corequisites PMBA 8015 and PMBA 8030
Requirements CPS: 1,2,3,6,7, 8
Description

This course examines a wide range of fundamental managerial techniques used by companies in their internal planning and control functions. In particular, it focuses on (a) techniques useful in analyzing and managing costs and profits; (b) control systems (e.g., performance evaluation) that cater to large and decentralized business enterprises. In addition to building a basic knowledge base of managerial control and costing systems, students are expected to develop analytical skills necessary for making cost-related decisions and evaluating alternative design of control systems.

PMBA 8125 Information Technology Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8015 and MBA 8030
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

This course addresses using information technology to position company operations to be effective, efficient and adaptable in the rapidly changing global economy while appropriately handing the challenges, ethical concerns, and risks. Issues and various approaches involved in defining, developing or acquiring, and deploying information systems are studied within both strategic and support roles. Students will examine how information technology can be used as an enabler for business process improvement and service innovation, how to recognize business processes and assess their information-related needs, and how to develop organizational agility through business process innovations enabled by information technology.

PMBA 8135 Corporate Finance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000, and PMBA 8025
Corequisites PMBA 8015 and PMBA 8030
Requirements CSP: 1,2,3,6,7, 8
Description

This course focuses on the financial management of both publicly-held and private corporations. Students are presented with a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing problems commonly faced by corporate decision-makers and provided opportunities to apply these concepts to contemporary business situations. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: the valuation and role of debt and equity, capital acquisition and the organization of domestic and international financial markets, the relationship between risk and return including the capital asset pricing model, capital budgeting/project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options, company valuation, and capital structure decisions.

PMBA 8145 Marketing Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025
Corequisites PMBA 8015 and PMBA 8030
Requirements CSP: 1,2,3,4,7
Description

This course is a study of the managerial aspects of marketing. Emphasis is placed on the quantitative and qualitative criteria used in evaluating marketing alternatives and in choosing among these alternatives. The course includes topics related to market segmentation, marketing research, product/service development, branding, promotion, pricing, channels of distribution, marketing strategy, and global marketing.

PMBA 8155 Operations Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025
Corequisites PMBA 8015 and PMBA 8030
Requirements CSP: 1,2,6, 7
Description

This course focuses on the basic concepts, principles, and techniques for efficient and effective operations. Special emphasis is placed on process improvement and supply chain management. Topics such as operations strategy, product and service design, process analysis, lean production, materials and inventory management, quality management, six sigma, project management, and supply chain management will be covered in the context of domestic and international marketplaces.

PMBA 8165 Leading Organizations and People
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025
Corequisites PMBA 8015
Requirements CSP: 1,6, 7
Description

What do managers need to know about leading organizations and people within organizations. This class will develop an understanding of the key issues managers need to master in order to manage the interface between people and organizations. The course begins with a focus on the individual within the organization, including topics of attitudes, motives, and personality. The course then progresses to a broader focus on the organization as a whole, including topics of power and political concerns, group and organizational leadership, and organizational culture.

PMBA 8820 Global Competitive Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of director of PMBA program
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course explores methods of directing an entire organization or a significant division in an internationally competitive environment. The perspective is that of the general manager who must integrate many business functions to successfully lead a multinational organization. Topics include the identification of organizational competence in light of external environmental and international con- ditions, the development of business/corporate strategy that addresses the international marketplace, and the internal processes required for successful implementation of that strategy.

PMBA 8840 Negotiation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 6,7
Description

This course is designed to help students become better negotiators by understanding and practicing the negotiation strategies and tactics appropriate for different situations. The course focuses primarily on negotiation planning, dividing value in negotiation, and creating value in negotiation. The course is a general treatment of negotiation and deal-making that is useful to students from a broad range of professions and industries.

PMBA 8850 Applied Leadership
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000
Corequisites PMBA 8820
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

This course is designed to integrate and apply the tools of strategic leadership. Students will gain fundamental insights into the principles, tools and skills of strategic leadership as well as a deepened understanding of their own strategic leadership style and skills. The course culminates in a behavioral simulation in which students adopt executive roles in the running of an international financial services firm in order to apply course concepts and tools. Upon completing the simulation, students receive extensive quantitative and qualitative feedback experience regarding their collective and individual results.