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2014-2015 Graduate CatalogAll graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.
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Introduction to the field of marketing; a survey course covering marketing strategic planning, consumer behavior, marketing research, and management of price, promotion, distribution, and product. (formerly MBA 508)
Focus on self-assessment, tools for developing leadership skills, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component and service project emphasize individual growth and team building. In-class activities may require active participation and will include case analyses, mini-lectures, and group work. To be completed in the first or second quarter of the student’s program. (formerly MBA 510)
Provides students with an understanding of the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise. Within this framework it introduces students to both the ethical concepts and ethical principles, and the reasoning and analytical skills needed to resolve those moral dilemmas. MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 5120 and BETH 5100. (formerly MBA 512)
Designed to help students analyze the legal and regulatory environment in which business operates. Provides essential information regarding the systems, institutions, and processes which are the framework for understanding the legal environment of business. Emphasis is on critical legal analysis through case study. Challenges students to offer solutions to management problems presented within the current legal environment. (formerly MBA 513)
The course provides broad perspectives on management and people. Covers tools and leadership skills to manage activities and processes, organization design, managing diversity, technology management, and managing work/personal life. (formerly MBA 516)
Prerequisites: MBA 5100
Develops essential knowledge and skills for effectively planning, implementing, and controlling marketing activities of various organizations. Focus is not only on the application of basic marketing concepts and principles for managing an organizations marketing function but also on strategic decision making for achieving and sustaining competitive advantages in market. (formerly MBA 517)
Prerequisites: MBA 5080
Designed to provide students with an appreciation for the role of business processes as determinants of competitive advantage. Through readings, case discussions, class exercises, application assignments, and a tour of a local manufacturing or service facility, students develop an understanding of the concepts and tools that are fundamental to the operations function. Topics include service delivery, manufacturing process design, quality management, technology, productivity, inventory, supply chain management, project management, and international operations issues. Prerequisites: ECON 5000 & 5105, ACCT 5030 & 5040, FINC 5000, MBA 5080 & 5100. (formerly MBA 518)
This course provides graduate business students and managers with an understanding of issues related to the management of information technology, including the business value proposition of information technology, applications, systems acquisition process, life cycle, outsourcing, monitoring service levels, information security and risk assessment, and privacy. (formerly MBA 560)
Focus on tools for effective decision making, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component and service project individual growth, team building and group decision making. Draws on research from economics to inform decision making skill development and IS to acquire knowledge in virtual teaming. Lays a foundation for ethical decision making throughout the MBA program.
Focus on tools for developing effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including employees, customers, regulatory entities, etc. Covers organizational behavior topics (motivation, organizational justice, feedback, goal setting); business law topics (employment law, contracts, torts, etc); and marketing (positioning, buyer behavior/decision making). Builds upon ethical
decision making framework in managing stakeholder relationships
Focus on tools for developing and implementing organizational strategy. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to business strategy including lean manufacturing, change management, and accounting topics. Builds upon ethical decision making framework in strategy creation and implementation.
The focus of this course is on applying analytical skills to enhance business planning, decision-making and the building of a business. In addition to introducing frameworks for evaluating competitive dynamics and market opportunities, this course will equip students with tools to create quantitative models, develop budgets, and analyze productivity and profitability.
The focus of this course is on expanding the business using quantitative tools. This course will primarily examine financial decisions and the ethical use of financial control systems in the presence of uncertainty (risk/return), imperfect information, and conflicting incentives among stakeholders. Additionally, students will be introduced to inventory/process logistics and the managements of information technology.
The focus of this course is managing risk in a dynamic global marketplace. This course will emphasize the evaluation of investment alternatives and strategies following careful consideration of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as the domestic and global macroeconomic environment.
Focus on developing outstanding writing and speaking skills through consultations and real world practice. Emphasis on assessment and feedback on interaction and influence skills in group contexts.
Focus on providing assessments and experiences that allow for reflection on career choices. Provides tools to enable more effective job search or self-leadership in crafting current job to reflect values, skills and interests.
This course addresses general management and the tasks of strategy formulation and implementation. It builds on and integrates material from all functional areas. Course to be taken during last two quarters of enrollment. (MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 5500 and INBU 5315) (formerly MBA 519)
Prerequisite: Must be completed within last 9 credits of program.
See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (formerly MBA 591 - 593)