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Curriculum

Master of Business Administration
Online Program

Course Number and TitleCredits
BUSMBA 500 Intro and Business Foundations - 1
BUSMBA 501 Design Thinking and Strategic Management - 4
BUSMBA 505 Marketing Strategy - 4
BUSMBA 510 People and Organizations - 4
BUSMBA 515 Corporate Finance - 4
BUSMBA 520 Global Economics: Policy and Trade - 4
BUSMBA 525 Managerial Accounting - 4
BUSMBA 530 Managerial Communication - 4
BUSMBA 535 Information Technology and Business Alignment - 4
BUSMBA 540 Managing Successful Projects - 4
BUSMBA 545 Legal Issues in Business - 4
BUSMBA 550 Operations & Supply Chain Management - 4
BUSMBA 555 Business Plan Development - 4
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BUSMBA 500 BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS Provides self-paced initial foundation or refresher in basic financial accounting, micro-economics, statistics, and spreadsheets. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: ADM/PROG. COREQ: BUSMBA 501

BUSMBA 501 DESIGN THINKING AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT Examines collaborative innovation processes that are transforming business and driving industry life cycles. Includes a first exposure to the creation of functional, business-level, and corporate-level strategies.  Special consideration of organizational design, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, and measures of strategic performance including use of Balanced Scorecards. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates. PREREQ: ADM/PROG. COREQ: BUSMBA 500

BUSMBA 505 MARKETING STRATEGY Focuses on revenue-generating opportunities with special emphasis on evaluating opportunities for new products or services. Includes segment analysis, customer choice behavior, branding, marketing tactics, personal selling, and the evaluation of market opportunities. Includes opportunity assessment project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 510 PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS Emphasizes integrated manager-employee relations in an organization.   Includes HR planning, employee recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, discipline, coaching, compensation, and termination issues.  Also focuses on collaboration, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, problem-solving, negotiation, and self-management. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates.

BUSMBA 515 CORPORATE FINANCE Examines the three major decisions in corporate finance affecting value of the firm: investment, financing and cash distribution. Includes the methods used to measure corporate value and evaluate financial performance. Issues in each of the three decision areas are examined within the context of their impact on the valuation model and financial performance metrics. Includes financial modeling project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 520 GLOBAL ECONOMICS: POLICY AND TRADE Reviews how economies work, the differences between economic systems, factors that influence international trade, exchange rates, labor economics, and government polices related to trade. Includes a survey on the economies of the world, current topics in global economics, data sources for international economic trends, and an introduction to major international trade agencies/associations. Includes application project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 525 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING Examines various cost-based accounting concepts and practices. Particular emphasis on the challenges involved in using them to evaluate past performance and plan future deployment of firm resources. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates to solve managerial accounting problems.

BUSMBA 530 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION A hands-on introduction to written and oral managerial communication including informal exchanges, elevator pitches, meetings, and persuasive formal presentations.  Emphasis placed on team-oriented and supervisory communication tactics. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates.

BUSMBA 535 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS ALIGNMENT Examines the role of information technology in business process integration, strategic alignment, and business analytics. Includes application project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 540 MANAGING SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS Introduces and provides experience in the front-end issues of project management such as team formation, communication strategies, conflict management, project constraints, and risk analysis. Includes use of the project management tools: PERT/Critical Path, resource utilization, project monitoring and tracking, and critical chain analysis. Includes application project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 545 LEGAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS Introduces future managers to the major legal issues involved in the business environment.  Covers legal reasoning and the legal system, agency and business associations, torts, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, sales, and product liability. Includes application project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 550 OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Introduces product and service movement within the firm and between the firm and its partners up and down the supply chain. Focus on logistics management, supplier relationships, and creating operational excellence within the firm. Includes operations modeling project in industry sector of student’s choosing.

BUSMBA 555 BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT Integrates previous coursework via development of a business plan in industry sector of the student’s choosing.