In order to complete your MBA in 1 year:
- You must attend the program full-time. (4 courses worth 10 credits per semester)
- You must begin the program starting with the Summer term.
*Note: MBA courses are held during the same semester for each academic year.
TERM 1: SUMMER
- 5:30-7:25pm – BUS 525 Analytics
- This course is a study of the research industry, the design of business research, sources and collection of industry and competitive data, along with the analysis and presentation of data.
- 7:35-9:05pm – BUS 501 Negotiation
- The Negotiations course utilizes the Interest-Based Negotiations framework in the contexts of both distributive and integrative negotiating situations. Students learn key concepts such as BATNA, ZOPA, and creating value through trades, and develop effective negotiating processes from planning to table tactics.
- 5:30-7:25pm – BUS 512 Financial Statement Analysis
- This course is a study of financial reporting and analysis that emphasizes both the process of financial reporting and the analysis of financial statements. A focus on contracting and decision implications of accounting which will help students understand why accounting choices matter and to whom. Students will be taught to be good financial detectives, able to read, use and interpret the statements and, most importantly, understand how and why managers can utilize the flexibility in GAAP to manipulate the numbers for their own purposes. An emphasis on the differences and similarities between GAAP and IFRS is a critical component of this course.
- 7:35-9:30pm – BUS 532 HRM
- This course examines planning, recruitment, selection, training, motivation, retention and supervision of persons expected to fill specialized positions in service organizations which forms the core of the course. Issues include legal and regulatory issues, job qualifications, job descriptions, job benefits, group development and performance, organizational culture and external influences.
TERM 2: FALL
- 5:30-7:25pm – BUS 520 Corporate Finance
- In addition to a textbook, this course uses cases and readings to develop fundamental understanding of the principles, analytical tools, and knowledge needed to make good investment and financing decisions. The course introduces students to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis and then asks them to apply these concepts from a managerial decision-making perspective. Subjects covered include: asset managment; cash management; capital structure; cost of capital; dividend theory; investments; risk management; real options; financial strategy formulation; and valuation.
- 7:35-9:05pm – BUS 502 Supervision
- The Supervision course focuses on the skills needed for effective management of direct report personnel, regardless of their level in the corporation. The course covers topics such as goal setting and coaching, motivating, resolving interpersonal conflict, dealing with difficult employees, and dealing with diversity.
- 5:30-7:25pm – BUS 514 Marketing Mgmt.
- In addition to a textbook, this course uses cases and readings to develop a systematic understanding of marketing concepts, including customer value, market segmentation, market selection, product development, pricing, marketing communications, selling, distribution, and customer relationship management. Our primary focus will be developing managerial skills, with a strong bias toward evidence-based analysis, decision, and action planning.
- 7:35-9:30pm – BUS 530 Production/Oper.
- This course is a study of modern production operations and planning methodologies, including transportation, quality management, statistical process control, capacity planning, outsourcing, warehousing, and compliance standards. Project management topics including PERT, critical path scheduling, and cost models are also covered. Prerequisite: BUS525.
TERM 3: SPRING
- 5:30-7:25pm – BUS 590 Strategy Capstone
- This course is a study of guiding a corporation through the competitive and regulatory environments while accomplishing corporate long term growth and profitability. Topics of discussion and analysis include strategic analysis, creating competitive advantages, analyzing the external environment of the firm, assessing the internal environment of the firm, recognizing a firm’s intellectual assets, business-level strategy, creating and sustaining competitive advantages. corporate-level strategy, creating value through diversification, international strategy, creating value in global markets, entrepreneurial strategy and competitive dynamics, strategic control and corporate governance, creating effective organizational designs, strategic leadership, creating a learning organization and an ethical organization, managing innovation, and fostering corporate entrepreneurship. Successful completion of capstones is required for graduation. Prerequisite: All other MBA courses.
- 7:35-9:30pm – BUS 522 Global Business
- This course is a study of the integration of domestic corporate business within the international environment. Topics of study include: globalization, national differences in political economy, political economy and economic development, differences in culture, ethics in international business, international trade theory, the political economy of international trade, foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, the foreign exchange market, the international monetary system, the global capital market, the strategy of international business, the organization of international business, entry strategy and strategic alliances, exporting, importing, countertrade, production, outsourcing and logistics, global marketing and R & D, global human resource management, and accounting and finance in international business. Prerequisite: BUS520.
- 5:30-7:25pm – BUS 510 Organizational Behavior
- This course is a study of interpersonal and group dynamics in an organizational context. Topics include team and work group development, motivation, interpersonal influence, organizational processes, and organizational design, change, and innovation.
- 7:35-9:05pm – BUS 503 Leadership
- The purpose of this course is to help students develop key leadership interpersonal skills. Required skills include self-awareness about preferred leadership styles, influencing others, negotiating and managing conflict, understanding authentic and ethical leadership, and understanding how to delegate effectively. This course prepares current and future managers to be effective leaders by helping them develop effective interpersonal skills.
Total credits completed:……………… 30
For each 3 semester credit hour class we will have approximately 25 hours of face-to-face time and 13 hours of out-of-class engaged time. For each 1 semester credit hour class we will have 9 hours of face-to-face time and 4 hours of out-of-class engaged time.