New Professional MBA Core
New core begins Fall Quarter 2014
MBA 5205 Behavioral Core I
Teams, Creativity, and Decision Making
Focus on tools for effective decision making, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component and service project emphasize 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.
MBA 5210 Behavioral Core II
Building Stakeholder Relationships
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.
Prerequisites: MBA 5205
MBA 5215 Behavioral Core III
Strategy & Innovation
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.
Prerequisites: MBA 5205 and MBA 5210
MBA 5220 Analytical Core I
Identifying and Accessing Markets
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 modes, develop budgets, and analyze productivity and profitability.
Prerequisites: Statistics, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting
MBA 5225 Analytical Core II
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 controls 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 management of information technology.
Prerequisites: MBA 5220
MBA 5230 Analytical Core III
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.
Prerequisites: MBA 5220 and MBA 5225
MBA 5235 Communications
Professional & Interpersonal Communications
Focus on developing outstanding writing and speaking skills through consultation and real world practice. Emphasis on assessment and feedback on group interaction and influence skills.
MBA 5240 Career Planning
Career Planning & Development
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.
Choose 1 of the following 4 classes
To be taken during one of last two quarters of program
MBA 519 Competitive Strategy
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.
INBU 589 International Policy and Strategy
Business policy deals with general management and the tasks of strategy formulation and implementation. International business policy must take into account the complexities of corporate operations in different cultures.
MGMT 576 Business Consulting
Student teams serve as consultants to area businesses that have been identified through the Seattle University Project Center. The consulting teams identify the projects' work dimensions in the beginning of the quarter through interaction with company leadership. Substantial interaction is then required throughout the quarter between the student team, the business representatives, the professor, and professional consultants brought in to assist the student teams. Materials and lectures will be designed to provide students with the direct information that will assist in the development of the consulting report at the end of the quarter. While significant class time is assigned to help the teams work on the projects, it should be assumed that meeting with the client and the team might require time outside of class. Performance on the project is the entire basis for the grade in the course.
MGMT 599 Research Paper
Prerequisites for all Capstone options: Completion of both Behavioral and
Analytical Core classes