Course Descriptions

MBA 5013 -- Organizational Communications -- 3 credit hours

This course emphasizes oral and written forms of business communications as well as interpersonal and organizational communications and includes exploration of the various techniques, instruments, processes, and styles employed by leaders to communicate effectively within organizations and ethical considerations in communications.

MBA 5033 -- Managerial Accounting -- 3 credit hours

This course emphasizes the development and use of accounting information for management planning, control, and decision making.

MBA 5043 -- Managerial Economics -- 3 credit hours

Students will learn how to apply the analytical tools of economic theory to decision making by management.

MBA 5053 -- Managerial Finance -- 3 credit hours

The course provides insights into and understanding of financial concepts along with practical approaches to analysis and decision making. Includes topics such as financial planning, management of working capital, analysis of investment opportunities, source of long-term financing, and dividend policy.

MBA 5063 -- Marketing Management -- 3 credit hours

This course will focus on techniques and practical application of planning, market analysis, and strategic design with an emphasis on integration of product, price, promotion, and distribution.

MBA 6023 -- Legal and Ethical Environment of Business -- 3 credit hours

The emphasis of the course is on the legal and ethical issues affecting the manner in which businesses operate, including contracts, product liability, regulation, anti-trust, and employment.

MBA 6033 -- International Business Management -- 3 credit hours

This course will emphasize organizational behavior within a global format, prepare the student for dealing with the cultural, social, and ethical issues of working within the world market, and will focus on how and why the world's countries differ and the economics and politics of world trade. Also, this course will investigate the global monetary systems, the strategies and structures of international business, and the roles of international business's functions.

MBA 6043 -- Strategic Management -- 3 credit hours

The course will integrate many sub-disciplines in business, including ethical and societal considerations, analytical procedures in business, and decision making with a case-oriented context. Focus is on clarity of thought and method, oral and written communications, and strategic planning methods. Prerequisite: Permission of school's dean.

MBA 6083 -- Organizational Behavior 3 -- credit hours

The course will emphasize organizational behavior within complex work organizations. Topics include organizational structure and theory, work redesign, perception and attribution, learning, motivation, groups, conflict, power, influence, leadership, and decision-making.

MBA 6093 -- Organizational Leadership -- 3 credit hours

This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership. The course examines leadership theories/concepts that have emerged over the past several decades. In addition, students will survey contemporary perspectives on ethics, networking, coaching, organizational cultures, diversity, learning organizations, strategic leadership, and crisis leadership. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to explain the role of individuals as leaders, including traits, attitudes, ethical perspectives, behaviors, and styles; analyze sources of influence and their relevance to different leadership situations; compare the principal theories of leadership and evaluate their relevance to different leadership situations; demonstrate the ability to apply specific leadership skills to relevant contexts; evaluate and apply concepts of followers, teams, and team leadership; analyze and apply different approaches to organizational leadership; discuss the conditions that impede or facilitate organizational change; and plan and implement a change effort within an organization.

MBA 5901 -- Internship -- 1 credit hour elective

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain practical work experience that is connected to graduate coursework for the MBA program. This optional, for-credit internship requires students to document work experiences, including hours worked and tasks completed, in a job placement related to the field of study. In addition to internship responsibilities, students will complete written research to connect practical experiences with graduate coursework. Students generally are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week to complete expectations for this course, must be enrolled in at least once course required for the completion of the MBA program, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. This course may be repeated for a maximum of five credit hours.

MBA 5033 -- Managerial Accounting -- 3 credit hours

This course emphasizes the development and use of accounting information for management planning, control, and decision making.

MBA 5043 -- Managerial Economics -- 3 credit hours

Students will learn how to apply the analytical tools of economic theory to decision making by management.

MBA 5053 -- Managerial Finance -- 3 credit hours

The course provides insights into and understanding of financial concepts along with practical approaches to analysis and decision making. Includes topics such as financial planning, management of working capital, analysis of investment opportunities, source of long-term financing, and dividend policy.

MBA 5063 -- Marketing Management -- 3 credit hours

This course will focus on techniques and practical application of planning, market analysis, and strategic design with an emphasis on integration of product, price, promotion, and distribution.

MBA 6023 -- Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

The emphasis of the course is on the legal and ethical issues affecting the manner in which businesses operate, including contracts, product liability, regulation, anti-trust, and employment.

MBA 6043 -- Strategic Management -- 3 credit hours

The course will integrate many sub-disciplines in business, including ethical and societal considerations; analytical procedures in business; decision-making within a case-oriented context. Focus is on clarity of thought and method, oral and written communications, and strategic planning methods. Permission of Program Director.

MBA 6093 Organizational Leadership -- 3 credit hours

This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership. The course examines leadership theories/concepts that have emerged over the past several decades. In addition, students will survey contemporary perspectives on ethics, networking, coaching, organizational cultures, diversity, learning organizations, strategic leadership, and crisis leadership. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to explain the role of individuals as leaders, including traits, attitudes, ethical perspectives, behaviors, and styles; analyze sources of influence and their relevance to different leadership situations; compare the principal theories of leadership and evaluate their relevance to different leadership situations; demonstrate the ability to apply specific leadership skills to relevant contexts; evaluate and apply concepts of followers, teams, and team leadership; analyze and apply different approaches to organizational leadership; discuss the conditions that impede or facilitate organizational change; and plan and implement a change effort within an organization.

PM 5003 -- Foundations of Project Management -- 3 credit hours

This course will focus on the essential activities of project management that include planning, implementation, scheduling, project control, closure, and termination. In addition, the course provides a generic approach and perspective to the project management process.

PM 6003 -- Project Management Principles and Practices -- 3 credit hours

The course utilizes the "holistic" approach that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to manage technology, people, culture, stakeholders, and other diverse elements necessary to complete a project. Utilization of leadership, team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, and influence in equal amounts with traditional and technical skills of any field will be practiced.

PM 6013 -- Process Management -- 3 credit hours

The focus of this course is on the process architecture (PA), which is the methodology for managing data throughout the project life. The objective of PA management is to enable project completion at an accelerated pace and in a cost-effective manner. The student will be exposed to a process that involves assorted process groups and diverse knowledge areas. Students will identify learning curve, contract management, quality management, and modern developments and changes.

MBA 5901 -- Internship -- 1 credit hour elective

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain practical work experience that is connected to graduate coursework for the MBA program. This optional, for-credit internship requires students to document work experiences, including hours worked and tasks completed, in a job placement related to the field of study. In addition to internship responsibilities, students will complete written research to connect practical experiences with graduate coursework. Students generally are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week to complete expectations for this course, must be enrolled in at least once course required for the completion of the MBA program, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. This course may be repeated for a maximum of five credit hours.