Master of Bus Admin (MBA)

Master of Bus Admin (MBA)

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MBA 5599 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

MBA 6610 Applied Economics: 3 semester hours.

Applied principles and techniques of analysis in micro and macro economics. Equivalent to ECON 6610

MBA 6611 Financial Reporting and Managerial Accounting: 3 semester hours.

Integrates study of accounting concepts with understanding of financial reports. Use of accounting information in managerial decision making and control

MBA 6612 Human Behavior in Organizations: 3 semester hours.

Study of human behavior in organizations. Decision-making and problem-solving, interpersonal relations and communications, and negotiations

MBA 6613 Marketing: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of forces producing changes in general business conditions. Principles of market-driven decision-making. Application to marketing management decisions and marketing strategy

MBA 6614 Operations Management: 3 semester hours.

Decision-making techniques for analysis of operational systems. Topics include operations/production planning, process analysis, project planning and control, and quality control. Include GC, MBA

MBA 6615 Finance: 3 semester hours.

Study of the allocation of scarce resources, domestic and international financial management

MBA 6616 Business Policy: 3 semester hours.

Study of strategic decision-making in a firm and its relation to the functional area of a business. Techniques of industry analysis. Study of ethics/social responsibility in the business organization

MBA 6619 Statistical Tools for the MBA: 1 semester hour.

This course provides a review of basic statistics for MBA students. Because it is a tools' course that is applicable to other courses in the MBA program, it should be taken early in the student's program. The course covers summary statistics, descriptive measures, basic probability theory, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and simple and multiple linear regressions. Microsoft Excel will be used to analyze data

MBA 6620 Quantitative Information for Business Decisions: 3 semester hours.

Development and use of financial and non-financial information to support business analysis and decision-making. Develops and applies analytical tools and framework through readings and case analysis

MBA 6621 Managerial Decision Making and Negotiation: 3 semester hours.

Students will engage with the concepts and skills required by systematic approaches to decision making and negotiation. Topics include full-cycle decision making and implementation, collective deal-making, and dispute resolution in dyads and with multiple parties

MBA 6622 Financial Management: 3 semester hours.

Integrated analysis of a firm's decisions with emphasis on the financial aspects of these decisions. Topics include advanced capital budgeting, working capital management, modern portfolio theory, the cost of capital, and international corporate finance

MBA 6623 Marketing Management: 3 semester hours.

Course focus is on the critical skills marketers need to successfully manage the marketing function in a customer-driven firm

MBA 6624 Information Systems for Business: 3 semester hours.

Course aims to present students with an understanding of a variety of information systems and technologies that support enterprise strategies and objectives, facilitate business operations and decision making, and allow organizations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in the market. Topics include fundamental concepts of hardware, software, computer networks, and data management; enterprise information systems and their applications in different industries; electronic commerce adoption, implementation, and management; and information systems development processes and methodologies. Behavioral, social, and ethical implications of information technology adoption and use in different domains will also be discussed

MBA 6625 Managerial Control Systems: 3 semester hours.

The managerial and strategic use of control systems. The impact of control systems on organizational behavior and decision making

MBA 6626 Business Policy and Strategy: 3 semester hours.

Strategic management of the firm, with emphasis on strategic direction, governance, external and internal analysis, strategy formulation, and implementation. Includes coverage of strategy and ethics and strategy in a global environment

MBA 6628 Applied Business Solutions: 3 semester hours.

Student teams participate in applied business projects or manage a simulated company's operations. Focus is on enhancing broad-based skills developed in other MBA courses. This course must be taken in the last semester in which a student is enrolled. PREREQ: MBA 6623. PRE-or-COREQ: MBA 6626

MBA 6629 Productivity Management: 3 semester hours.

This course is directed at improving a firm's efforts to increase performance and competitiveness through developing and managing the elements of the value chain

MBA 6637 Introduction to Business Analytics: 3 semester hours.

Survey course that includes topics from major areas of business use of data analytics: modeling, predictive analytics, and data mining. The course will also include discussion of data warehousing and data cleaning. Using software, students will be expected to do case work with data providing an executive summary with supporting statistical analyses for business decision making

MBA 6639 MBA Paper: 3 semester hours.

May be repeated

MBA 6641 Relational Leadership: 3 semester hours.

Students build knowledge and skills in leading others through a relational lens. Topics include self-management, leading teams; managing conflict constructively, facilitating change, and coaching and motivating others

MBA 6650 Thesis: 1-6 semester hour.

May be repeated. Graded S/U

MBA 6692 Special Problems in Business Administration: 2-3 semester hour.

Research readings or reports on selected problems and topics. May be repeated under a different title for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Requires the consent of the instructor

MBA 6693 Graduate Internship: 1-3 semester hour.

A program of significant business experience coordinated by the faculty to provide broad exposure to issues. May be repeated for up to 3 credits. Graded S/U

MBA 6699 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

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