Course Descriptions

Required Courses:

MBA 5110/Business Analytics

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 5120/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 5130/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 5140/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 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 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 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 6145/Strategy and Management (capstone/cumulative project)

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.

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 Prerequisites*

MBA 5100/Survey of Accounting and Finance Concepts
MBA 5105/Quantitative Analysis for Business

*MBA 5100 and MBA 5105 are two prerequisite courses for non-business majors, or those who show deficiency in these areas during the admissions process.These courses are offered online during the summer only.