Online MBA Program Curriculum

Online MBA Program Curriculum

Business Foundation Knowledge Courses

BUAD 658 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4 credits)

Focus is on the role of accounting and finance in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, invest in resources, budget operations and report economic events.

BUAD 642 International Business and Marketing (4 credits)

Examination of developments within international markets and the effects on the activities of business enterprises. Introduction to the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and place/distribution) in a global context with application to product and service within for-profit and non-for-profit enterprises.

BUAD 644 Business Statistics and Economics (4 credits)

Introduction of statistical methods and economics essential for business decision-making. Focus is on providing a solid background in statistical methods useful in data interpretation as well as micro- and macroeconomic foundations influencing business decision-making.

General Business Knowledge Courses

MGMT 667 Business, Ethics and Society (4 credits)

Examination of the ethical, legal and social environment of business and its impact on managerial decision-making.

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4 credits)

Topics include: managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resource management, organizational design, decision-making, and management of change.

BUAD 683 Information and Knowledge Management (4 credits)

Survey of information systems principles emphasizing the strategic role of information systems in business and global and interactive aspects of information systems.

MGMT 651 Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making (4 credits)

Provides students with an understanding of the role analytics plays in the decision-making process. Topics include: quantitative methods of managerial decision-making such as linear programming (LP), network models, transportation, assignment, transshipment, project management (PERT/CPM), inventory management, simulation, decision theory, forecasting, and supply chain management.

General Emphasis Courses

INTB 655W Global Environment for Business (4 credits)

Exploration of the theoretical and practical concepts of geopolitical and economic relations to evaluate the effects of globalization on business. Focus is on evaluating and formulating strategic responses to diverse political, economic and social factors regarding the risks they present for international trade and investment, resource allocation decisions, and organizational structures. This course may be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies (Study Abroad).

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (4 credits)

An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include: time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, and options and their applications in corporate finance.

MGMT 680/680W Marketing Management (4 credits)

Exploration of crucial aspects of marketing with emphasis on the customer and the marketing mix. Development of analytical and critical-thinking skills through case study. Design and assessment of a basic marketing plan.

MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (4 credits)

Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex organizations. Includes topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency and effectiveness in a diverse environment.

Finance Emphasis Courses

FINC 661W Financial Markets and Institutions (4 credits)

Analysis of the role of money/capital markets and financial institutions in the allocation of capital in the economy. Depository and nondepository financial institutions are examined with special attention given to the evolution and regulation of such institutions.

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (4 credits)

An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include: time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, and options and their applications in corporate finance.

INTB 693W Global Finance (4 credits)

Study and application of finance in the global arena. Focus on how financial strategies, risk, tools, investments, theories and institutions work in a global context. This course may be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies (Study Abroad).

FINC 662W Investment Theory and Analysis (4 credits)

Examination of theoretical framework for investments and portfolio analysis. Focus is on development of investment objectives and evaluation of risk-return trade-off leading up to optimal portfolio selection and management.

Marketing Emphasis Courses

MGMT 680/680W Marketing Management (4 credits)

Exploration of crucial aspects of marketing with emphasis on the customer and the marketing mix. Development of analytical and critical-thinking skills through case study. Design and assessment of a basic marketing plan.

INTB 694W Global Marketing

Exploration and application of marketing concepts to the demands and conditions of the global marketplace. Critical evaluation of marketing challenges presented by the increased exposure of individuals, businesses and governments to international market forces.

MGMT 683W Marketing Analytics (4 credits)

Examination of the strategic planning process with emphasis on resource allocation decisions driven by marketing analytics. Focus is on the use of quantitative and data analysis tools to define optimal marketing mix, perform effective analysis of customers and digital marketing campaigns, as well as integrate spatial thinking in decision making.

MGMT 693W Marketing Strategy (4 credits)

Marketing strategy integrates marketing and other functional areas within a firm. It guides organizations on how to use resources and capabilities to maximize long-term customer value and generate the greatest financial return.

All courses end with the capstone course:

Interdisciplinary Integrating Capstone

BUAD 696W Interdisciplinary Integrating Capstone (4 credits)

This capstone course integrates knowledge and skills from prior coursework to analyze and solve business problems from strategic and functional perspectives.

Students work in an experimental and adaptive learning environment of dynamic simulation to experience the complexity of business decision-making. The simulative decision-making focuses on teamwork and critical thinking in collaborative development and execution of strategic plans.