Course Descriptions

ACCT 501—Accounting Fundamentals: 1.5 credits

An introduction to fundamentals of accounting for corporations—Topics covered will include the accounting cycle, an introduction to the basic financial statements of a corporation and determinations of corporate profitability and solvency.

STAT 501—Statistics Fundamentals: 1.5 credits

Foundation in probability and statistics necessary for students looking to go on to study the application of statistics to business. In this course, students will learn the rules of probability, how to identify and use common probability distributions, and how to conduct basic hypothesis tests.

ECON 501—Economics Fundamentals: 1.5 credits

Covers introductory topics in both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

FINC 501—Finance Fundamentals: 1.5 credits

An introduction to fundamental topics that are prerequisites for FINC 530 Financial Management. Topics covered include Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis, Financial Statement Forecasting, and Time Value of Money.

GRBU 503—Managerial Decision Tools: 1.5 credits

Introduces students to a set of tools that can be applied to scenarios in a variety of business environments. Specifically, this set of tools will include optimization methods, Monte Carlo simulation, multi-criteria decision analysis, and decision trees. PR or CONCURRENT: STAT 501

MGMT 513—Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage: 1.5 credits

Guided by an examination of contemporary research and real-world cases, this course examines the ways in which leaders, managers, and employees can improve employee performance and commitment - key factors underlying competitive organizations.

STAT 510—Applied Statistics: 3 credits

Students will learn how to apply statistical methods of inference, produce and interpret statistics that attempt to answer typical business questions, and use probability theory and statistical methods to draw conclusions. PR: STAT 501 

ACCT 515—Accounting for Decision Makers: 3 credits

Students will learn a deeper understanding of the accounting cycle used in companies to produce both internal and external financial information. Special emphasis is placed throughout the course on understanding, analyzing and interpreting financial statements and related information. PR: ACCT 501

ECON 520—Managerial Economics: 3 credits

This course covers selected topics in microeconomics. It emphasizes the integration of microeconomic theories and tools from a managerial perspective. The applied aspect of the course comes from analyzing case studies and studying empirical evidence of the theories. PR or CONCURRENT: STAT 510  

ISYS 525—Managing Information: 1.5 credits 

This course emphasizes the conceptualization of information systems as structured technology configurations that work collectively to serve the information needs of a firm. Students will build skills sought after in today's workplace through comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies, information system applications, and the impact of technology on business models.

SCMG 527—Supply Chain and Operations Management: 1.5 credits

Introduces students to the operations of sourcing, planning, making, and delivering high quality goods and services through efficient transformation processes that use labor, materials, information, and cash to increase value to the various stakeholders. PR: STAT 510, GRBU 503

MGMT 523—Applied Business Ethics: 1.5 credits

Students will learn essential qualitative decision-making skills for analyzing business issues with an ethical dimension. Throughout the seminar, the analytical frameworks will be applied to common ethical challenges to businesses. 

BLAW 529—Business Legal Environment: 1.5 credits

Designed to develop the legal literacy of MBA students by raising their conscious awareness of potential legal problems or challenges as they discharge their professional responsibilities. We will bring a legal sensitivity to the financial, managerial, organizational and strategic dimensions of business, and students will come to understand how law affects all aspects of business.

FINC 530—Financial Management: 3 credits

Covers the topics of Valuation-stocks, bonds, corporate valuation, interest rates and financial markets, investment decision making (capital budgeting analysis), risk, return and the opportunity cost of capital, market efficiency, and Capital structure. PR: FINC 501, STAT 501, ACCT 515; PR or CONCURRENT: ECON 520

MKTG 535—Marketing Management: 3 credits

Students examine the role of marketing in creating exchanges that satisfy consumer and organizational objectives thereby creating value for the firm. The course focuses on formulating and evaluating marketing strategies. Students learn how marketing mix decisions - product, place, promotion and price - are made as part of a cohesive strategy. PR: ECON 501

MGMT 531—Strategic Sustainability & Models: 1.5 credits

This course is taught as a seminar where sharing learning, best practices and sustainability knowledge across teams and individuals enables all to gain insight to emerging issues beyond the scope of a single entity.  Students work within an integrated curriculum to analyze internal/external situations, identify problems and opportunities, evaluate return on investment from alternative courses of action, and value both short- and long-term prosperity. PR: GRBU 503 

MGMT 533—Global Business: 1.5 credits

This course helps students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to interact and manage effectively in a global business environment. Students will be exposed to international aspects of organizational behavior, human resource management, labor relations, corporate strategy, political risk and ethical issues.

MGMT 545—Executive Insights: 3 credits 

This is a dynamic course that provides an overview of executive leadership and opportunities to interact with senior managers.  The course draws on the collective experience and wisdom of distinguished business leaders who visit the class to provide students with executive perspectives on the challenges associated with thinking entrepreneurially, strategic leadership, developing a vision and motivating organizational change. PR: 9+ credits of Core MBA Courses

MGMT 540—Strategy and Implementation: 3 credits

This course addresses the process of planning and implementing business strategies. In order to develop a future direction for an organization, this class builds on the formulation of a company's mission, industry analysis, an organization's internal assessment, innovation, and strategic planning. This course emphasizes corporate governance, sustainability, and ethics in strategic management. PR: FINC 530, MKTG 535

MGMT 548—Capstone Project: 3 credits

In this course, students will assess the firm's strategic context and diagnose its internal operations as well as its products and/or services as they relate to customer needs. In doing so, students will experience what it is like to make high-stakes and impactful recommendations to top management under time pressure and with high expectations for quality and analysis. PR or CONCURRENT: MGMT 540