Course Catalog

MBA Program  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

MBAD6010 - Leading The Bus Enterprise
Summer 2017

This course provides an overview and framework for good leadership practice in the global business environment. It consists of modules in the legal environment for business, organizational behavior, human resource management, and international business operations. Students will learn the fundamentals of leading a business enterprise within a legal and ethical framework in today's changing business milieu.
3 Credits

MBAD6013 - Managerial Accounting
Summer 2017

This course introduces accounting data in terms related to helping managers perform planning and control functions. Responsibility accounting and contribution margin approaches are included. Cost behavior is the focus for decision making. Attention is also given to analyzing relevant costs for problem solving. Several contemporary and innovative techniques will be discussed including activity based costing, just-in-time management, the cost of quality, benchmarking, and target costing.
Prerequisite: MBAP5012 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6020 - Customer Value/Digital World
Fall 2017

This course explores how firms develop strategies to create customer value at all customer touchpoints, resulting in effective customer relationship management. Discussions regarding how organizations strategically select, manage, and deploy digital business models for prospering in the global economy are included. Innovative solutions for new and existing business initiatives to leverage enterprise, consumer, and social technologies are examined. Use of systems and business process thinking to create and analyze strategies for technology-enabled organizational and industry transformation will be presented.
3 Credits

MBAD6023 - Economic Found For Dec Making
Summer 2017

Focus of the course is on economic concepts, principles and theory that underlie business decisions. Particular attention will be paid to price theory and the economic theory of the firm. Other topics to be covered include monetary economics, international trade and government regulation of business.
Prerequisites: MBAP5032 and MBAP5042 or their equivalents
3 Credits

MBAD6033 - Marketing Management
Summer 2017

This course examines the process of formulating and implementing a marketing strategy to attain organizational goals. Explores the tasks and decisions facing managers for marketing goods and services in today's high change, competitive environment. Emphasis is placed on research, segmentation, target marketing , positioning, development of a marketing mix, and combining of product, pricing, distribution, and promotion strategies needed to sell a product efficiently and effectively. Internal marketing and customer service issues are examined concurrently with all external marketing issues.
Prerequisite: MBAP5072 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6035 - Economics Of Public Policy
Summer 2017

The focus of this course is on applying economic concepts to areas of public policy that impact business decisions. Attention will be paid to the economic rationale of public policy as well as the influence such policies exert on business. Areas of analysis might include environmental regulation, anti-trust, labor, public finance, and trade.
Prerequisite: MBAP5032
3 Credits

MBAD6043 - Managerial/Corporate Finance
Summer 2017

This course develops the financial principles and practices which are essential to business decision-making. Student?s will employ analytical techniques for deciding among alternate strategies based on the effect each strategy is expected to have on the value of the firm. The course?s focus on problem-solving which provides an understanding of the strengths and weakness of various tools for making business decisions. Topics include valuation, risk analysis, capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term financing alternatives, capital structure, dividend policy and working capital management.
Prerequisite: MBAP5012 and MBAP5022 or equivalents
3 Credits

MBAD6050 - Labor Relations
Summer 2017

This course will be interactive with students actively engaging in resolving issues both in an online and on ground format. Students will be given cases that reflect the readings in the text. In threaded discussions and guidance from the instructor they will evolve in the online portion of the course positions that reflect the need of the two sides of an issue - labor and management. The following week the students will meet and be assigned a position, labor or management, to resolve in negotiation. Students will be exposed to established practices of management-labor relations.
3 Credits

MBAD6055 - Econ Of Information Security
Summer 2017

This course has special relevance to organizations' efforts to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their information resources. We will utilize traditional methods of microeconomic analysis which, while they have their origin in explaining traditional industry, can be extended to explain decisions such as a firms' optimal amount of security, the unique nature of information as a product, and the impact of public policy on industries that display definite network externalities.
Prerequisites: MBAP5032 or Department Head Permission
3 Credits

MBAD6063 - Legal Issues Of Exec Mgmt
Summer 2017

The course is designed to give business students a practical understanding of law and government regulation, and how laws and regulations are developed and applied. Emphasis is on the legal system as a whole rather than on specific laws, although the focus is on laws that effect business decisions. Students are expected to leave the course with the knowledge to recognize potential legal issues and problems. The goal is for students to know when to seek professional legal advice.
3 Credits

MBAD6073 - Organizational Behavior/Theory
Summer 2017

This course offers an in-depth study of the distinctly human dimensions of management and management systems within organizations. The course begins at the micro-level of individuals and teams. This micro level is then integrated into organizational systems. Students are required to read, synthesize, and evaluate current literature in academic and practitioner journals. Through case analysis, the course also emphasizes application that relates real world problems to current thought in producing high performance teams in an increasingly diverse workplace.
Prerequisite: MBAP5062 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6083 - Taxation For Bus Dec Making
Summer 2017

Addresses economic implications of selected management decisions involving application of federal income tax laws. Recognition of tax hazards and tax savings will be emphasized. 3 credits
3 Credits

MBAD6088 - Financial Services Marketing
Summer 2017

This course applies marketing theory and analytical techniques to the financial industry. The structure of the financial industry has significantly changed over the last two decades. The increased role of marketing in financial services intensifies competition, and stimulates financial service innovations. It is crucial for financial services professionals to expand their skill sets and to explore new approaches for successful marketing of their institutions as well as their products and services. An essential part of this course is the development of effective marketing strategies and plans for financial service firms.
Prerequisite: MBAD6033
3 Credits

MBAD6093 - Operations Mgt Exec Dec Making
Summer 2017

A synthesis of concepts and managerial techniques which relate directly to processes involved in production systems from beginning to end. Concepts and issues in TQM and CQI are emphasized, including a general framework for quality in the production process using Crosby, Juran, Deming and other theory and design techniques in measuring quality by statistical processes, reliability and sampling techniques. Students develop expertise in analyzing and improving process flows, including flows of customers in service operations, material and information flows in order to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of operations in general.
Prerequisite: MBAP5062 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6100 - Consumer Behavior
Summer 2017

This course analyzes psychological and sociological factors that influence the behavior of consumers and the consumer decision process both in the consumer and industrial marketing structure.
Prerequisite: MBAD6033
3 Credits

MBAD6110 - Fin Mgmt/Acct For Dec Makers
Fall 2017

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of accounting and finance and how this theory can be applied in a real-world context to aid decision-making. Students will develop the essential skills to make financial analysis, capital budgeting, and project evaluation decisions.
Prerequisites: Pre-MBA competency in accounting and finance as approved by the MBA director.
3 Credits

MBAD6120 - Investments
Summer 2017

This course is an introduction to commonly used investment vehicles including stocks, bonds, money market securities, investment companies, and futures and options contracts and to basic valuation models and technical analysis. Particular emphasis is given to three competing approaches to stock investment: fundamental analysis, technical analysis and efficient market analysis. Topics to be covered include the distribution of securities to the public, financial markets, the broker-client relationship, different types of orders investors can place with their broker, short-sales of securities, investment companies, margin accounts, speculation, and hedging. Also studied are debt instruments including money market securities, Treasury bonds, government agency securities, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, convertible bonds, and asset-backed securities. Students are introduced to risk concepts associated with various securities including the capital asset pricing model.
Prerequisite: MBAD6043
3 Credits

MBAD6123 - Environmental Economics
Summer 2017

This course is a graduate level application of principles and models of environmental economics to the evolving field of sustainability and green business practices. Using lectures, discussions, projects, and guest presentations, focus is on the basic framework of economic theory as topics such as emission trading programs, green taxes, markets for green goods, the value of private information in policy plans, global environmental problems, and various aspects of global warming are explored.
Prerequisite: MBAP5032
3 Credits

MBAD6133 - Consumption/Substainable Mkt
Summer 2017

This course will take a critical look at some of the consumption patterns which have had negative effects on our environment and will address innovative ways to combat these effects and preserve our resources. Specifically, ways to motivate research, education, regulation, and communication that will encourage a shift toward sustainable development and consumption will be discussed. The course will focus on the following aspects of consumption and marketing. These include: Marketing to vulnerable populations (e.g., youth); alcohol and tobacco marketing; food product marketing, labeling, and warning; obesity and marketing; and over-consumption and materialism. Anti-consumption marketing campaigns and sustainability marketing efforts will be discussed. Specifically, green marketing campaigns and recycling programs, green product development, marketing and public policy/regulations, consumer protection, promotion of conservation.
Prerequisite: MBAD6033
3 Credits

MBAD6145 - Corporate Social Responsibilit
Summer 2017


Prerequisite: MBAP5062 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6153 - International Business
Summer 2017

International Business provides the conceptual and analytic framework for managerial decision making in the global market. The primary goal of the course is to provide graduate students the tools and skills required to assess and form business strategies to achieve global objectives. The course will apply various academic disciplines in analyzing the environment of international business while learning to manage the countervailing forces that affect the performance of international organizations. This course will also enhance the ability of managers in the domestic environment because of the exposure to the inevitable impact of the global business on the domestic.
Prerequisite: MBAP5062 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6160 - International Management
Summer 2017

This course concentrates on managerial issues in the area of global management. The modern business enterprise has no place to hide, but everywhere (global). To succeed corporations must use global strategies. In this course the students will be exposed to managerial strategies incorporating global realities. Trade theories, value of currencies, marketing strategies, accounting/tax applications, financial impact of global trade, models for trade, international organizations as GATT, WTO, International Banks and similar topics are covered in the three other courses offered in the concentration. This course concentrates on managerial issues that are applicable to global business. The concepts of globalization, cultural impact, intercultural communication strategy, structure and systems, social and political behaviors will be discussed in the course.
Prerequisite: MBAP5062 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6175 - Economics Of Professnl Sports
Summer 2017

This course provides students a framework to analyze professional sports. The course will be focused on economic analysis of sports--primarily football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Economic theory will be employed to explain and evaluate such issues as industry growth and change, labor market activity, antitrust concerns, and the role of local government in franchise and facility development. While the primary focus will be on U.S. sports, students will also be expected to demonstrate an understanding of economic issues involved in international sport.
Prerequisite: MBAP5032 or equivalent
3 Credits

MBAD6193 - Project Management
Summer 2017

As a first course at the graduate level, students will be exposed to the nature of a project as a one-time or infrequently occurring operation with a unique goal, limited lifespan, and limited resources. This course examines project management roles and enviornments, the project life cycle and the various techniques of work planning, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives through tools currently available to project managers, which are discussed throughout this course.
Prerequisite: MBAD6093 or permission of the Management Department Head
3 Credits

MBAD6200 - Adver Strat/Sales Promotion
Summer 2017

This course focuses on the evaluations and integration of the promotional mix (i.e., sales promotion, advertising, packaging, and publicity in the marketing of consumer and industrial goods and services). In addition to lectures and small group discussions, a promotional project will be developed.
Prerequisite: MBAD6033
3 Credits

MBAD6210 - Accounting Theory
Summer 2017

Theoretical and conceptual issues will play a significant role in defining the future of accounting across the world, as evidenced by the "convergence" of rules by FASB and IASB. This course deals with the theoretical and conceptual aspects of accounting as related to the politics and economics of accounting standards. It presents complex accounting topics in a theoretical framework, and guides the students towards increased understanding of both accounting theory and practice, and the relevant standards. The focus of the course is on logical thought process in addition to accounting presentations.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head
3 Credits

MBAD6215 - Analytical Meth For Dec-Making
Summer 2017

This course will provide an overview of spreadsheet skills, decision analysis techniques, and applied statistics. Students will apply these basic techniques of data analysis to practical managerial decision making and develop a scientific/analytical mindset to support making informed decisions based on data, models and "what if" sensitivity analyses. Students will be introduced to the opportunities and challenges of managing in the era of ubiquitous data.
Prerequisites: Pre-MBA competency as approved by the MBA director.
3 Credits

MBAD6225 - Controllership
Summer 2017

Controllership course is designed to help students think about ways to manage the strategy implementation dilemmas in which operating managers find themselves in. The course is designed to help the student gain knowledge, insights and analytical skills related to design and implementation of formal systems used by firms to plan and control the firm's performance. The course perspective is that of a general manager, rather than that of a corporate controller or chief accountant. The key ideas underlying the course are: a) different organizations have different strategies, and b) different control systems are needed to effectively implement different strategies.
Prerequisites: ACCT3020 and MBAD6120 or Department Head approval
3 Credits

MBAD6240 - Global Supply Chain Mgt
Summer 2017

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3 Credits

MBAD6240 - Today´s Bus Environment
Fall 2017

This course provides students with an overview of the macro economy, market structures, financial markets, and corporate finance. Students will learn the fundamentals of demand and supply analysis as it applies to goods, labor, capital, foreign exchange, and financial markets. Students will understand and apply valuation principles into stocks and bond. The relationship between risk and return will be discussed in the context of well-established theories including portfolio theory, CAPM and APT.
Prerequisites: Pre-MBA competency in economics as approved by the MBA Director and MBAD6110
3 Credits

MBAD6250 - Marketing Research
Summer 2017

This course uses a managerial approach to the marketing research process. The course covers problem definition, research design, construction of the research instrument, data collection, and data analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Students conduct a research project during the course.
Prerequisite: MBAD6033 and MBAP5052
3 Credits

MBAD6260 - Internal Auditing
Summer 2017

This course is an introduction to the methodology of internal auditing and to the utilization of the results of the audit by management in its decision making. The student also explores concepts and standards of internal auditing and their applications. The role of the internal auditor in detecting fraud, waste, and misuse of assets is studied. Finally, the organization and administration of an internal audit department and its interactions with management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors are covered.
Prerequisite: ACCT4010 and MBAD6210 or Department Head approval
3 Credits

MBAD6270 - Adv Cost/Managerial Accounting
Summer 2017

Managerial accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, analyzing, interpreting and communicating information in pursuit of the organization's goals. This course relies on advanced problems and cases involving uses of cost and profit analysis for managerial decision making. Analysis of product costs and pricing, transfer pricing, budgeting and capital decisions, and other advanced topics are included.
Prerequisites: ACCT3010 and ACCT6210 or Department Head approval
3 Credits

MBAD6310 - Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Fall 2017

We are in the midst of a global entrepreneurial revolution. The rate of new business start-ups, patents, new product and service introductions, technology licenses, and other indicators of entrepreneurial activities are at an all-time high globally. We are also witnessing the increase of entrepreneurial thinking within established organizations such as corporations, governments, and social institutions. Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in finding solutions to challenges facing society including health, communications, security, infrastructure, education, energy, and the environment. This course will enable the student to understand opportunity recognition, feasibility analysis, and the developing of an effective business model.
Prerequisite: MBAD6010 or by discretion of the MBA Director
3 Credits

MBAD6410 - Strategic Knowledge Integratio
Fall 2017

This course integrates knowledge across all areas of the MBA curriculum. It primarily consists of a final project that requires students to use concepts from each module, answer questions about their chosen company and complete a strategic analysis of that company in a variety of areas.
Prerequisites: MBAD 6010, MBAD 6110, MBAD 6240, MBAD6020 or by discretion of the MBA Director.
3 Credits

MBAD6444 - Corp Indentity and Branding
Summer 2017

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3 Credits

MBAD6500 - International Financial Mgt
Summer 2017

This course is a study of international financial markets with the purpose of providing an understanding of the tools available to financial managers of international corporations. The focus is on corporate decision making in an international context and the expansion of basic principles of financial management to reflect the complexities of global operations. Topics include letter of credit, banker's acceptances, exchange rate hedging, etc.
Prerequisite: MBAD6043
3 Credits

MBAD6510 - Global Ops/Supply Chain Mgmt
Fall 2017

This course provides an overview and framework for analyzing and applying key concepts, tools, and strategies in managing supply chains in global markets. It consists of eight modules focusing on managing business operations in the global environment with an emphasis on optimizing supply chain management. The course should allow the students to develop an expertise in analyzing and improving process flows, including flows of customers in service operations, material flows, and information flows in order to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Special attention will be given to key supply chain designs and strategies, logistics in supply chain operations, and technology in the supply chain.
Prerequisite: MBAD6010
3 Credits

MBAD6520 - Business Analytics
Fall 2017

In this course students will gain a broad overview of business analytics and a deep introduction to the fundamental concepts of data science and data mining as applied to business problems. This will provide a framework for classifying the ever-growing number of specific business analytic techniques into a set of fundamental, generic tasks. Through case study and hands-on examples students will study how specific examples of these fundamental business analytic tasks have been used to create business value. In so doing, students will learn to recognize opportunities to use business analytic techniques to make better business decisions and will gain the vocabulary and conceptual understanding necessary to communicate effectively with business analytics specialists.
Prerequisite: MBAD6215 or by discretion of the MBA Director
3 Credits

MBAD6530 - Chanl Mgmt/Logistics Interface
Fall 2017

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3 Credits

MBAD6550 - Health Care Finance
Summer 2017

Health Care Finance introduces the concepts of sources of funding for health care and the application of those funds to pay for the delivery of health care. Topics include an overview of health care funding in the public and private sectors, the concept of third party payment or reimbursement; and "alternative payment systems" such as self insurance, capitation and discounted care. The course will include discussion about issues related to the uninsured and the implications of uninsured patients for clinical practice. The course will give students an overview of the capital asset evaluation and acquisition process. Students will also gain an appreciation for and understanding of the budget and accounting processes involved in the delivery of health services and practical knowledge relating to managing budgets. The final portion of the course will consider the future of health care finance including national health insurance issues and payment for performance.
3 Credits

MBAD6600 - Sport In Society
Summer 2017

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the central historical developments and social processes that underlay the American sport industry. Considerable emphasis is given to socialization and stratification, as well as the relationship of sport to other institutions such as education, media, and the economic system.
3 Credits

MBAD6601 - Sport Management
Summer 2017

This course examines sport and recreation from the framework of organizational processes. The course considers the different organizational structures found in amateur, professional, and commercial sport. Readings and case analyses cover topics such as organizational planning, risk management/liability, financing, and leadership.
3 Credits

MBAD6602 - Sport Marketing/Promotion
Summer 2017

This course examines theoretical and practical aspects of sport marketing, promotions, public relations, sponsorship and fund-raising. Legal and social issues in the marketing of sports are reviewed. Readings and case studies apply basic marketing concepts to sport and recreation organizations.
3 Credits

MBAD6605 - International Marketing
Summer 2017

This course introduces the student to the complex environment of international marketing. The course stresses the culture, legal, political and economic aspects of international marketing, in addition to international marketing policies and strategies. The basic format of the course covers the markets and marketing techniques in the U.S. and foreign markets; such as market entry, product, management, promotion, pricing, distribution, and marketing organization. Skills to identify and evaluate international marketing opportunities are highlighted.
Prerequisites: MBAD6033
3 Credits

MBAD6700 - Mergers and Acquisitions
Summer 2017

This course is a study of all types of corporate restructurings including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, bankruptcies, workouts and recapitalizations. Students will learn to analyze relevant economic, legal, and corporate finance considerations associated with restructurings. Particular attention will be paid to the valuation of a business enterprise. Specific techniques used to value public and private business will be studied in depth.
Prerequisite: MBAD6043
3 Credits

MBAD6720 - Facility Management
Summer 2017

This course will focus on the principles and practices of operating sport facilities, including stadiums/arenas, recreation and community centers, golf and tennis facilities, and swimming pools. The course will cover design, financing and construction of such facilities in addition to operational issues of personnel, access, security, scheduling, risk management, concessions, and other related areas. Students will study existing facilities and are expected to design a proposed facility as part of the course.
Prerequisite: MBAD6601 or permission of the department head
3 Credits

MBAD6900 - Spec Topi In Bus: Glob Entrepr
Summer 2017

In this course, the students will gain exposure to a special topic relevant to conducting business in the global economy. The course Special Topics may be repeated by the student in the same or a different semester if there is a significant difference in the topic being offered. The content of this course may vary based on the topic being offered and instructor interest in the subject matter.
3 Credits

MBAD6990 - Strat Knowledge Integration
Fall 2017

This course integrates knowledge across all areas of the MBA curriculum. It primarily consists of a final project that requires students to use concepts from each module, answer questions about their chosen company and complete a strategic analysis of that company in a variety of areas.
Prerequisites: MBAD 6010, MBAD 6110, MBAD 6240, MBAD6020 or by discretion of the MBA Director.
3 Credits

MBAD7015 - E-Commerce Seminar
Summer 2017

This course is a graduate level seminar exploring eCommerce and its application to business and industry. At a macro level, the topics covered will include supply chain applications, business to business applications, retail applications, and industry applications. At a micro level, the topics will include marketing and online consumer behavior issues, security and privacy issues, start-up issues, and technical issues.Students will perform research and deliver a series of white papers and presentations. Special speakers will present the current state of eCommerce activity within their industry and company.
Prerequisites: MBAP5042 and MBAP5052 or equivalents
3 Credits

MBAD7200 - Fraud Examination For Managers
Summer 2017

Forensic accountants (or fraud examiners) must be knowledgeable about fraud and be skilled at investigating fraud. For example, forensic accountants must know the different types of fraud, how fraud is committed and concealed, and how to prevent and detect fraud. Forensic accountants must also be skilled at conducting investigations and drawing conclusions from evidence gathered during an investigation. The general learning objectives for the course relate to increasing students' knowledge about fraud, helping students develop the skills needed to conduct successful fraud investigations, learning fundamental legal rights of the fraud target and fraud investigator, and learning how to prevent and detect different types of fraud. The course will also help students develop important professional skills, including written and oral communications and critical thinking.
3 Credits

MBAD7613 - Res Meth Analyzing & Mngng Chg
Summer 2017

This course will enable the student to apply qualitative and/or quantitative based research methodologies to a set of focused research interests. The emphasis of topics for research will primarily be organizational change and the management of change. Methods for the evaluation of organizational performance will be taken from the current academic and practitioner literature. Students will produce a research proposal and implementation strategy for the research initiative in conjunction with the experiential learning- problem-oriented project. 3 credits
3 Credits

MBAD7713 - Ind Exper Lrng Prob/Proj/Co-Op
Summer 2017

The Problem-Oriented Project represents a formal approach for students to address a business problem situation during an internship/practicum. Based on and linked to the research protocol produced in the research methodology course, students will begin to conduct an analysis of an existing management problem within the organization where they are currently employed or from an organization submitting a problem to be addressed by a student. During the internship/practicum, the student will work under the guidance of a preceptor (mentor) within the business organization and a faculty advisor at the University. A first written proposal will be completed and submitted through the preceptor to the faculty advisor. The proposal should be grammatically and structurally correct and of graduate quality. Final grade will be determined by the faculty advisor in consultation with the preceptor. 3 credits
3 Credits

MBAD7723 - Ind Exper Lrng Prob/Proj/Co-Op
Summer 2017

The student will continue to work toward completion of the Problem-Oriented Project under the guidance of the preceptor and the faculty advisor. The final product must be grammatically and structurally correct and of graduate quality. Upon completion of the project, students will make a formal oral presentation to the preceptor and the faculty advisor and members of the University faculty and the business organization where the project was conducted. Final grade will be determined by the faculty advisor in consultation with the preceptor. 3 credits
3 Credits

MBAD7913 - Strategic Management
Summer 2017

This course is the capstone course of the MBA program. Students learn and apply the concepts, processes, and basic theories of strategy using a case methodology. Emphasis is on the fit between external opportunities/threats and internal resources that produce superior performance. Major topics include: mission statements, environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, strategic control.
Prerequisites: MBAD6013, MBAD6023, MBAD6033, MBAD6043 and 21 Credits Hours completed in the MBA program.
3 Credits