Course Rotation

Fall, First 8-week Session:

615 Financial Management, Analysis, and Decision Making
620 Marketing Strategies
635 Organizational Dynamics and Change

Fall, Second 8-week Session:

630 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
637 Business Law and Ethics
605 Global Economics

Spring, First 8-week Session:

680 Globalization and Organizations
640 Global Management
625 Finance and Managerial Accounting

Spring, Second 8-week Session:

645 Organizational Charactership
710  Global Strategies
700 Graduate Project - Capstone

Course Descriptions

615    MGMT 615 Financial Management, Analysis, and Decision Making. Learners explore and apply the principles of financial management and examine the use of accounting and financial information to plan, analyze, and implement business decisions and activities.  Topics include concepts such as time value of money, risk and valuation, cost of capital, capital structure and budgeting, long-term financing decisions, working capital policy and management, and financial analysis and planning.  The course concludes with a focus on strategic and operational performance analysis and evaluation for effective decision making. Credit 3 hours.

620    MGMT 620 Marketing Strategies. Learners explore various marketing concepts of importance to managers, including product development and brand management, price determination, distribution strategy, and advertising/promotion management in both a global and regional context.  Emphasis will be on strategic implications of these topics, rather than the theories themselves.  Learners will be required to exhibit mastery of the topics through the development of a complete, case-based integrated marketing strategy.  Credit 3 hours.

635    MGMT 635 Organizational Dynamics and Change. This course provides a foundation in organizational change theory and practice.  Learners gain a framework for understanding and changing organizations from a micro to macro level as they learn how to create an organization that is responsive to environmental forces.  Change in large and small, and public and private entities will be examined through analysis of real world businesses.  Prerequisite: MGMT 630. Credit 3 hours.

630    MGMT 630 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. This course covers models and theories of behavior and human resources management concepts and processes as they apply to managing individual and work-group behavior in organizations.  Organizational behavior topics include leadership, organizational character development, motivation, and teamwork.  Human Resource management topics include human resources strategy, selection, performance evaluation, reward systems, and employee development. Heavy emphasis will be on the strategic implications of these topics. Credit 3 hours.

637    MGMT 637 Business Law and Ethics. Businesses must meet the legal and ethical standards imposed by a changing society.  Decisions must be made that reflect the legal obligations of our world and the ethical standards by which a company will be known  Any company can face challenges in the form of globalization of the business enterprise, potential of hostile takeovers, concerns with market strategies, and continuing developments in international law and administrative regulation.  Learners will examine the legal, social, historical, and political/economic regulatory environments to understand that the legal and ethical perspectives are crucial in all business transaction markets.  Credit 3 hours.

605    MGMT 605 Global Economics. This course combines the application of economic theory and methodology to managerial decision making within the context of global organizations and the diverse economic environments of which they are a part. The emphasis in this course is on comparative economics, systemic change, and assessment of a global economy.  Credit 3 hours.

680    MGMT 680 Globalization and Organizations. The course will examine how globalization influences strategy and performance within firms.  Learners will develop a framework for analyzing opportunities and risks in a global marketplace.  Learners will study the political and economic forces that shape production, trade flows, capital flows, interest rates, exchange rates, and other variables that create the global economic landscape.  This course will emphasize the political and economic forces, as well as the opportunities and barriers of doing business in China.  Credit 3 hours

640    MGMT 640 Global Operations. This course focuses on the central role operations plays in a global organization’s success and the analytic tools that are required for strong managerial decision-making.  Learners gain an understanding of the strategic advantages provided by the operations function to strong organizations.  Topics of study include global operational strategies, supply chains, process design and analysis, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and other approaches to managing quality.  Credit 3 hours.

625    MGMT 625 Finance and Managerial Accounting. This course provides learners with an introduction to financial and managerial accounting.  Learners interpret financial statement information and examine that information to assist in planning, analyzing, and implementing business decisions and activities.  Focus is on strategic and operational performance analysis and evaluation.  Credit 3 hours.

645    MGMT 645 Organizational Charactership.  This course explores the impact of character on organizations at all levels.  Learners will explore methods and skills that promote professional and organizational development through a values-driven and principle-centered approach to success. Learners will identify the difference between morals, ethics, and character.  Credit 3 hours.

710    MGMT 710 Global Strategies. Learners synthesize and apply the knowledge gained in previous MBA courses and from examining the principles and practices for developing and implementing organizational strategies.  Learners engage in a global business simulation, preparing and executing business strategies for a global company.   Credit 3 hours.

700    MGMT 700 Graduate Project. All learners will prepare and submit a professional capstone portfolio as a graduate requirement in this course.  The portfolio serves as an opportunity for the learners to demonstrate their achievement of their respective degree program outcomes through their degree program coursework, and their commitment to lifelong learning through the identification of specific future learning goals.  All learners will be required to prepare, conduct, and report on an applied learning project relevant to their degree program as a second graduate requirement in this course.  This project will cover theory, concepts, practices, knowledge, and skills covered across the respective degree program courses and their application to a real-life or simulated situation.  Learners’ projects from this course are also included in the final professional portfolio submitted at the end of the course.  Credit 3 hours.

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