E.M.B.A. Course Descriptions

MGMT 502. Management and Leadership. 3 Credits.

Students become aware of their impact on others in the work environment via their managerial philosophy and style. Focus is on developing constructive approaches and methods to enhance creativity, innovation, employee motivation and career success. Graduate only.

SOBA 502. Contemporary Business Issues. 3 Credits.

This course provides the core competencies and tools that provide the foundation for the Executive M.B.A. program. Major topic areas include: Public Speaking and Presentation, Business Ethics, Tools for Statistical Management, Fundamental Statistical Management Techniques and Case Analysis Approaches and Techniques. Graduate only.

ACCT 519. Financial Reporting for Managers. 3 Credits.

The study of financial accounting and reporting from a management perspective. Open only to E.M.B.A. students.

FINA 505. Financial Economics. 3 Credits.

The course considers the rapidly changing economic conditions that characterize today’s global economy. Basic macro and microeconomic concepts and principles will be studied in the context of how they frame business decision-making in a global marketplace.

FINA 509. Strategic Financial Analysis. 3 Credits.

The course introduces the basic principles of financial analysis as they are applied to the operation of the enterprise. Financial decisions such as cash flow budgeting and planning, capital expenditure decisions and capital structure decisions will be considered as well as firm interaction with capital markets.

MKTG 511. Marketing Concepts and Strategy. 3 Credits.

The course examines the fundamentals of brand and market evaluation from a flexible, customer-oriented marketing perspective. This includes the concepts, analyses and activities that comprise the management of the marketing function as well as practice in integrating the marketing mix elements to solve marketing problems.

BSAN 507. Managerial Decision Analysis. 3 Credits.

An analysis of the quantitative decision-making process in management. This course explores the relationship between business intelligence and management decision making both in theory and in practical terms. Students learn how to apply a variety of quantitative tools to decision situations. Emphasis is placed on decision theory, forecasting, linear programming, queuing, simulation and other decision-making tools. Graduate only.

ACCT 522. Accounting and Managerial Decision-Making. 3 Credits.

Study of the use of accounting information by managers for internal planning, control and decision-making. This course is designed for students with an introductory accounting background. Open only to M.B.A. students.

BSAN 591. Technology for Business Transformation. 3 Credits.

Using case analysis, class discussion and problem-solving exercises, this course explores the critical factors affecting business success through the use of information technology. Business strategy issues, uses of business intelligence, e-business technologies, streamlining business operations, creating an environment that builds innovation and organizational transformation are discussed in detail. Graduate only.

FINA 503. International Business and Finance. 3 Credits.

Examination of macroeconomic principles by focusing on foreign exchange consequences, financial institutions, international payments flows, international monetary system and international banking. Graduate only.

INTL 501. International Experience. 3 Credits.

This is a repeatable graduate level study abroad/field experience course. The International Experience course features field experience while in residence in a nation outside of the United States. These courses generally consist of classroom and field experience activities and appropriate academic activity. Graduate only.

FINA 511. Advanced Financial Management. 3 Credits.

Corporate finance course aimed at further understanding and application of financial concepts learned in the basic course. Emphasis placed on the responsibility of the financial manager to contribute to the operating efficiency of the firm, its long-range objective and the financial decision-making process. Graduate only.

MKTG 516. Marketing Decision Making. 3 Credits.

A study of the process for designing and implementing strategic programs for the marketing of goods and services. Topics covered include the gathering of decision-making data, setting of strategic direction and the creation of marketing programs. Graduate only.

MGMT 519. Organizational Theory and Behavior. 3 Credits.

This course studies the organization from both a macro and micro perspective by focusing on organizational structure and organizational interactions. The dynamics and links between individual, groups and the environment are analyzed to highlight the determinants of organizational effectiveness. Graduate only.

MGMT 595. Strategic Management. 3 Credits.

An integrated concept of business administration that will relate and integrate the principles and problems studied in the various “functional” fields from a corporate management perspective. Case studies. Graduate only. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours of graduate work, including FINA 511 or ACCT 520.

SOBA 535. Integrated Business Strategy. 3 Credits.

This course develops an integrated understanding of complex business planning and strategy. To advance this objective, a computer-based management simulation is utilized. Comprehensive analysis is required for each step. Graduate only.

SOBA 560. Business Plan Development. 3 Credits.

This plan includes close analysis of business objectives, industry competition, finances, operations and marketing strategies. An intricate report is formally presented to select E.M.B.A. faculty or industry analysts. Graduate only.