MBA

From Seattle University's 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog
All graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.
Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.

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MBA 5205 Teams and Decision Making

4 CREDITS

Focus on tools for effective decision making, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component, individual growth, team building and group decision making.  Draws on research from economics to inform decision making skill development. Lays a foundation for ethical decision making throughout the MBA program.

MBA 5210 Building Internal and Community 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).

Prerequisite: MBA 5205

MBA 5215 Creating Value through Marketing and Innovation

This course focuses on how firms create value by paying attention to the critical interaction between marketing and operations decisions. Emphasis on business strategy, targeting, position, value proposition, and strategic operations decisions (cost, quality, sustainability, etc.).

Prerequisite: MBA 5210

MBA 5220 Enterprise (Business) Financial Performance Analysis

Concepts and principles underlying financial accounting, with emphasis on interpreting the content of published financial reports. Introduction and examination of the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, ratio analysis, and constructing financial statement.

Prerequisite: ECON 5000, ACCT 5030, ACCT 5040

MBA 5225 Analytical Tools for Managerial Decision Making

Emphasis on applying core economic and financial principles and models in various decision environments.  Principles of scarcity, flexibility and commitment, and uncertainty will find life in models of supply, demand, and markets.   The objective is to provide the first elements of the information and decision-making tools used in rigorous analysis of business opportunities.

Prerequisite: MBA 5220

MBA 5230 Managing Risk

The focus of this course is on managing known and unknown risks to a firm’s value creation.  The course examines intellectual property, litigation, IT investments, contracts (and risk sharing), information architecture as a risk management strategy, privacy risks, etc.

Prerequisite: MBA 5225

MBA 5235 Professional and Interpersonal Communications

1 CREDIT

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.

MBA 5240 Business Career Planning and Development

1 CREDIT

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.

MBA 5500 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. (MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 5500 and INBU 5315)

Prerequisite: Must be completed within last 9 credits of program.

MBA 5910 Special Topics Courses

See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions.

MBA 5950 Internships

For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

MBA 5960 Independent Study

MBA 5990 Research Paper