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U.S. Citizens:
School of Graduate Studies
Deputy Hall 111
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #48
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Phone: (218) 755-2027
Toll Free: (888) 386-8464
Fax: (218) 755-2258

Non-U.S. Citizens:
International Program Center
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Phone: (218) 755-4096
Fax: (218) 755-2074

MBA course descriptions

Required courses MBA 6100 /Managerial Accounting

Provides in-depth coverage of relevant managerial accounting concepts and processes, including cost functions, cost-volume-profit analysis, planning and control systems, performance measurement and evaluation, and capital budgeting. It also provides a review of current managerial systems and issues.

MBA 6105/ Organizational Behavior

Examines individual and group behavior, the structure and dynamics of groups and the concepts of leadership, all within the framework of business organizations.

MBA 6110 / Statistical and Quantitative Analysis

Provides an understanding of the use of statistical and quantitative models to effectively manage and utilize information for business decision-making. Concepts covered include data analysis, probability theory, decision-making models, statistical inference and estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, time series analysis, optimization models and simulation. Competency in Microsoft Excel is required.

MBA 6115/ Operations Management

Covers management of the operations function in both manufacturing and service organizations. Concepts, techniques and requisite technologies are discussed. Topics include operations strategy, quality management, product development, project management, inventory management and global supply chain management.

MBA 6120 / Managerial Finance

Covers the major concepts in corporate finance, including the analysis of financial statements, securities and options, project valuation and budgeting, corporate governance and the financial management of global operations.

MBA 6125/ Marketing Management

Covers the management of the marketing function within an organization. Topics covered include marketing strategy, product positioning, marketing analysis and planning in the areas of price, place and promotion, customer relationship management and the role of marketing in strategic planning.

MBA 6130/ Corporate Social Responsibility

Focuses on the importance of business ethics, sustainability and stakeholder management in the current business environment. It illustrates how decision makers in business must balance and protect the interests of various stakeholders, including investors, employees, the community and the environment. Topics include the social, legal, political and ethical responsibilities of a business to both external and internal stakeholder groups.

MBA 6135/ Information Systems Management

Focuses on the effective management of Information Technology (IT) to create competitive advantage and bring about organizational change. Topics include trends in technology and industry, the changing business process, using IT to add value to products and processes, managing applications and systems, and creating sustainable systems.

MBA 6140/ Global Business

Provides an overview of the global business environment, including geographic, economic and political perspectives, cultural factors, international trade and investment, technology transfer, human resource capabilities, global supply chains and global strategies.

MBA 6145/ Strategy and Management

A capstone course intended to coalesce for the material covered in preceding classes. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to effectively synthesize the knowledge, theories and skills that they have learned within the MBA program and to effectively apply them in management settings. Real-world case studies will be used as vehicles for evaluation, and students will be expected to work in groups to demonstrate effective teamwork. Case presentations will involve both written and oral communication, with oral communication being provided through video feeds.

Concentration courses MBA 6400 / Managing Human Resources

Focuses on strategic management of human resources within organizations. It examines employment relations – theories of selecting, developing and motivating human resources. Topics include job analysis, hiring, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation and labor relations. Along with MBA 6405, this is one of the pair of courses required for the Management Concentration in the MBA.

MBA 6405 / Organization Theory

Examines the structures, processes and outcomes of organizations. It includes the concepts of organization structure and design, as well as the management of processes within organizations. Along with MBA 6400, this is one of the pair of courses required for the Management Concentration in the MBA.

MBA 6600 / Promotion Management

Focuses on organizational promotion policies and practices that are used in the planning of a campaign. Topics include media selection, client-agency relationships, research and testing and the overall creation of a promotional campaign. Along with MBA 6605, this is one of the pair of courses required for the Marketing Concentration in the MBA.

MBA 6605 / Services Marketing

Examines the marketing of services in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. The differences between the marketing of services versus physical goods are examined in the context of both internal and external marketing environments. Along with MBA 6600, this is one of the pair of courses required for the Marketing Concentration in the MBA.

MBA 6700 / Financial Institutions

Examines role of financial institutions in the economy. Topics covered include asset, liability and capital management issues, decision-making in commercial banks and other depository institutions, monetary economics, the structure and functioning of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries, and the Federal Reserve System and its monetary policy tools, goals and targets. Along with MBA 6705, this is one of the pair of courses required for the Finance Concentration in the MBA.

MBA 6705 / Derivatives and Risk Management

Examines role of financial derivatives and their characteristics. The focus is on how corporations manage risks using financial derivatives. Topics include pricing models, trading strategies and the hedging of financial risks. Along with MBA 6700, this is one of the pair of courses required for the Finance Concentration in the MBA.