PMBA 8000 Managing in the Global Economy
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8
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 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.

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 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.

PMBA 8040 Data Driven Decision Making
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8
Description

Equivalents: FI 8090. 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. Students may not take both PMBA 8040 and FI 8090 for credit.

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

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.

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 Accounting and Control Systems
Credit Hours 1.5
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025
Corequisites PMBA 8015 and PMBA 8030 and PMBA 8040 and PMBA 8045
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.

PMBA 8125 Digital Innovation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PMBA 8000 and PMBA 8025 and PMBA 8040
Corequisites PMBA 8015 and PMBA 8030 and PMBA 8040 and PMBA 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.

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 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.