Course Descriptions

MBA 601: Organizational Communications
Oral and written forms of business communications; interpersonal and organizational communications; skills development; psychology, human relations, and ethical considerations in communications; report writing.

MBA 602: Advanced Organizational Behavior
Design and Leadership, Organizational structure and theory, work redesign, perception and attribution, learning, motivation, groups, conflict, power, influence, leadership, and decision-making. Organizational behavior within complex work organizations.

MBA 603: Quantitative Managerial Decision Making
Focuses on helping managers to understand and improve decision-making. An analysis of quantitative methods and models for decision making.

MBA 604: Managerial Accounting
Development and use of accounting information for management planning, control, and decision making.

MBA 605: Managerial Economics
Application of the analytical tools of economic theory to decision making by management.

MBA 606: Managerial Finance
Provides insights and understanding of financial concepts along with practical approaches to analysis and decision-making. Includes topics such as financial planning, management of working capital, analysis of investment opportunities, source of long-term financing, and dividend policy.

MBA 607: Marketing Management
Techniques and practical application of planning, market analysis, and strategic design. Emphasis on integration of product, price, promotion and distribution.

MBA 608: Business Strategy
Integration of sub-disciplines, including ethical and societal considerations; analytical procedures in business; decision-making within a case-oriented context. A capstone course in which attention is paid to clarity of thought and method, oral and written communications, and strategic planning methods.

MBA 640: Legal Environment of Business
Legal and ethical issues affecting the manner in which businesses operate, including contracts, product liability, regulation, anti-trust, and employment.

MBA 690: Applied Field Project
A faculty-guided independent study offered in cooperation with the student's employer or an organization of choice. The student is required to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills, acquired from selected MBA core courses, to management situations.

MBA 693: Applied Field and Research Project
This course is an integration of research and the subsequent application of that research within a work environment. The research portion introduces students to research methods utilized within the marketplace. Resources used will include industry journals, professional
publications and primary and secondary research sources. The Applied Field Project component is a faculty guided independent study offered in cooperation with the student's employer or an organization of choice. The student is required to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills acquired through his/her graduate course work to a management situation. Students have three (3) semesters to complete this course.