MBA 7025 Statistical Business Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1,2,4,6, 7
Description

This course deals with the basics of converting corporate data into actionable information for managerial decision making. Statistical data analysis techniques in the context of Business Intelligence are covered with applications in various functional areas of business. Specific techniques include data visualization, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing modeling relationships, basic forecasting techniques, and optimization techniques for decision support. The contextual topics focus on the implementation of six sigma methodologies for corporate performance management.

MBA 7035 Economics for Manager
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1,2,6, 7
Description

This course uses basic macroeconomic concepts to develop a basic model of the macroeconomy emphasizing real world data and relationships. The goal is for managers to understand the main forces and trends in the economy, how they are interrelated, and how policymakers try to affect them. Because changes in the macroeconomy affect industries and firms throughout the economy, it is important for managers to understand how these changes can affect managerial decisions, particularly in terms of the concepts discussed in the context of microeconomics. The performance of the economy is presented in the context of industries and firms studied in microeconomics.

MBA 8000 Managing in the Global Economy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Managing in the Global Economy provides students with an integrated managerial framework based on economic principles to facilitate effective decision making across and within functional areas, across and within global borders, and across and within organizational boundaries. Students will learn to formulate strategic decisions and to face complex challenges through lecture, case study, discussion and exercises that emphasize critical thinking within an economic paradigm. Key concepts include the power of markets, the influence of technology on markets and organizations, the impact of incentives on actions, and how information influences decisions and actions.

MBA 8015 Strategic Business Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

This course presents written and oral business communication as a management strategy critical to success in the workplace by introducing 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 drafting and editing clear, precise, and readable written business documents including communications to executive-level readers. Students will also develop skills in the effective design and delivery of unwelcome information, technical information to non-technical audiences, and group communi- cation.

MBA 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.

MBA 8030 Legal Environment: Ethics and Corporate Governance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1,2,6, 7
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 masters 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.

MBA 8040 Data Driven Decision Making
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CPS: 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7 and 8
Description

Evidence based decision making is critical to an organizations ability to compete in the global economy. This course explores the role of data in driving decisions made by managers across and within functional boundaries. Specifically, students learn to understand, visualize and present data that supports organizational decision making processes. They also learn how to create data driven models such as regression and decision trees to make decisions to address critical challenges faced by organizations and society. The course features hands-on exercises with appropriate software.

MBA 8045 Analytics Experience
Credit Hours 1.5
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8040
Description

The Analytics Experience gives students the opportunity to work on real world data analytics problems and apply analytical techniques to solve a diverse set of problems. The course is housed in the Insight Lab, the big-data analytics facility where analytics students and faculty conduct research and work with companies on obtaining analytical insights from data. It also teaches students to find solutions to big data challenges facing real companies and organizations. The specific problems that students will address depend on what research projects and company projects are ongoing at the time of the course. Student teams will compete to produce and communicate the best solution.

MBA 8115 Managerial Accounting and Control Systems
Credit Hours 1.5
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8015 and MBA 8030 and MBA 8040 and MBA 8045
Requirements None
Description

This course demonstrates how managerial accounting and control systems can help managers make affective operating and strategic decisions within the firm. In particular, this course uses cases and other materials to demonstrate how cost, planning, and performance measurement systems can help managers increase the effectiveness of small and large firms within their current and future operating environment. To help students develop the analytical skills necessary for evaluating alternative designs of control systems, this course also introduces economic and behavioral theories of managerial control.

MBA 8125 Digital Innovation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8025 and MBA 8040
Corequisites MBA 8015 and MBA 8030 and MBA 8045
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

This course develops competencies necessary for professionals to harness the power of digital innovation in business and society. Students will learn how established and entrepreneurial firms can leverage digital innovation to transact with markets, to source goods/services, to develop real-time context-aware processes, and to attract equity. Topics include how to leverage information technology (IT) to innovate business models, how to digitize products and servcies, how to apply business analytics to derive insights from structured and unstructured data, and how to leverage the power of Big Data for digital innovation. Students will also learn how to keep pace with IT developments that generate new capabilities, disrupt existing business models, and give rise to new business models.

MBA 8135 Corporate Finance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8015 and MBA 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 are 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.

MBA 8145 Marketing Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8015and MBA 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.

MBA 8155 Operations Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000and MBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8015 andMBA 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, and project management will be covered in the context of domestic and international marketplaces.

MBA 8165 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8025
Corequisites MBA 8015 and MBA 8030
Requirements CSP: 1,6,7
Description

What do managers need to know about 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.

MBA 8820 Global Competitive Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites All of the Functional Core course requirements, must apply to take the capstone core courses
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 4, 6
Description

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