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MBA-502 21st Century Leadership (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) This graduate level course is designed to strengthen students' leadership abilities by exploring leadership concepts, theories and student's experiences of leading. The role and function of leaders looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Leaders must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of partners, stakeholders and constituents.
MBA-511 Quantitative Analysis & Research Methods (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods will examine some of the principle analytical tools for decision-making in business and investigation in the social sciences.
MBA-512 Organizational Behavior (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) In this graduate level course students will understand and interpret the theories and professional practices as related to organizational behavior. This will help students to acquire and use vital business knowledge and skills, and will invite students to think critically. Students will be able to explain relevant business, organizational, and leadership terms, facts, and processes. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, and will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making. Students will analyze information to inform organizational decisions. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making, will force students to think critically, and will help students to recognize and evaluate the broad effects of business decisions. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills. This will assist students, as they move forward into their lives and careers, to communicate professionally. Students, working in teams, will propose solutions to a business or organizational case. This will provide students with the benefit of learning to work as members of teams.
MBA-520 Strategic Marketing Management (Variable; 3.00 Credits) This course focuses on refining students' skills in comprehending marketing theories and measuring marketing strategies and seeing how the marketing tactics selected need to be in alignment with strategies, such as the selection of which businesses and segments to compete in, how to allocate resources across businesses, segments, and elements of the marketing mix in a dynamic competitive environment.
MBA-521 Health Economics (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) Health Economics uses microeconomic principles to better understand the history and current structure of America's healthcare system. Particular attention is paid to special interest group lobbying, ethical concerns, sources of inefficiency in the system and a historical analysis of how America's healthcare system got to its current state.
MBA-523 Managerial Economics (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) Microeconomics is crucial to understanding the environment in which a manager operates, and as such facilitates better decisions under uncertainty. The main goal of this graduate level course is to employ microeconomic models to guide business decisions and to analyze industries. Undergirding this goal is crystallizing one's understanding of the ethical tradition of the mainstream Neoclassical economic framework and other ethical traditions that critique the Neoclassical tradition.
MBA-531 Profsnl Ethics & Social Respnsblty (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) This graduate level course examines the responsibilities of management and senior executives as they lead organizations. The course will focus on stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility, ethics and morality, sustainable development. Students will learn to analyze, question critically, challenge and change ethical and moral standards, priorities, points of trade-off and compromise to be applied to business and professional behavior.
MBA-532 Financial Reporting (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) The course examines current practices in corporate financial reporting and fundamental issues related to asset valuation and income determination. The emphasis is on financial statement analysis and interpretation of financial disclosures to help improve risk assessment, forecasting, and decision-making.
MBA-537 Strategic Cost Management (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) An analysis of the use of cost accounting systems to accumulate and allocate costs to support decision-making and managerial control. Emphasis is on solving real business problems. We will also explore socio-economic theories of the firm so that you may better understand the reasons/rationale for the many cost management techniques and procedures used to aid in making business decisions.
MBA-541 Operations & Information Mgmt (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) Operations and Information Management is designed to expose you to many of the widely accepted quantitative and qualitative methods for solving a wide range of business problems.
MBA-542 Entrepreneurial Management (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) Entrepreneurial Management is intended for graduate students who are interested in exploring the world of entrepreneurship and innovation for the purposes of starting their own venture (venture creation) or helping existing organizations to develop new business opportunities (intrapreneurship). The course is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving concepts and promote self-exploration through the investigation and implementation of real business opportunities. The goal is to provide experiential and applied learning opportunities that develop the mindset, skills and competencies that enable students to create their own opportunities and function as innovative leaders in entrepreneurial or high potential firms.
MBA-561 Healthcare Operations (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits) To understand operations' role in healthcare, it is important to appreciate the complexity of the healthcare industry and current trends that affect healthcare organizations from an operational perspective. Changes include new regulatory requirements, payment arrangements, technology, patient expectations, and provider recruitment challenges. Operations leadership must work to balance these shifting-and sometimes conflicting-priorities while 'keeping the lights on' and continuing to seek new efficiencies, while meeting increasingly competitive quality and performance metrics.
MBA-562 Healthcare Financial Management (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) In this course, students will examine the key factors impacting financial management of health care organizations. The course will discuss tools and techniques related to healthcare financial management. Students will learn to analyze financial data of these organizations, with particular emphasis on the budgeting process and cost controls.
MBA-563 Healthcare Strategy (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) This course is designed to enable an understanding of competitive strategy in a rapidly changing healthcare industry. The course focuses on understanding strategy and market structure, and discussing common business models and strategies for growth, integration, and alliance in a healthcare setting. Class members will discuss the development and selection of an organizational strategy and leadership of strategic planning and implementation processes. With successful completion of the course, students will be able to articulate the importance of identifying stakeholders, values, mission and vision for an organization, and to identify internal and external environmental factors and issues that impact strategic and business planning and performance.
MBA-571 Strategic HR Mgmt & People Analytics (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) This graduate level course examines the fundamental issues behind current theory, techniques and practices encountered in human resource management.
MBA-580 Project Mgmt and Cntg (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) MBA 580 examines the challenges of providing project management in the information age of global and cultural contexts. Project management as manifested in today's workplace provides both opportunity and great responsibility. The role and function of project managers looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Project managers must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of team members.
MBA-590 International Business Strategy (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) MBA 590 is an advanced level international business strategy course that focuses on the development of skills to understand a variety of business issues that professional managers face when managing organizations in international markets. Students will first develop an understanding of the conceptual frameworks that are the cornerstones for establishing global businesses. Specifically, the course will explore matters related to politics, laws, economics, cultures, ethics and norms that will affect how business professionals operate organizations in a global market. Students will be expected to learn tools relevant to international trade and investment that are critical to multinational enterprises (MNEs). Some of the key topics we will explore in this course includes entry mode choice, organizational architecture design, internal control and incentive mechanisms; and assessing the challenges of global citizenship, ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility for international business.