Online MBA Course Descriptions

Required Courses

Foundational Business Fundamentals (Year 1)

Advanced Business Fundamentals (Year 2)


Foundational Business Fundamentals (Year 1)

6211 Financial Accounting (3 credits)

The basic concepts and methods used in financial reports for understanding their content and context. The income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.

6241 Global Perspectives (1.5 credits)

Differences between the domestic and international environments and their implications for management. Differences in the organization of institutions of capitalism across countries.

6281 Business Ethics (1.5 credits)

Businesses are experiencing increasing challenges and opportunities to ensure that they demonstrate integrity in all of their activities, both internal and external to their operations. Perspectives, information, and skill development in advancing the value of integrity in business organizations.

6221 Judgment, Uncertainty and Decisions (1.5 credits)

Classical theories of decision making; recent findings on human cognitive limitations and biases. Analytical approaches useful in cases involving uncertainty, multiple objectives, and multiple stakeholders.

6272 Nature of Markets (1.5 credits)

Marketing as an organizational function as well as a set of processes for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization and its stakeholders.

6222 Data Analysis and Decisions (1.5 credits)

Statistical analysis how it is used, when it should be used, and what can be learned from it. Statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

6273 Marketing Decisions (1.5 credits)

Formulation and implementation of marketing strategy, applying the analytic perspectives, decision tools, and concepts of marketing to the elements of marketing strategy.

6242 Microeconomics for the Global Economy (1.5 credits)

The economics of supply and demand in product markets. Theory of the firm (production and cost structure) and its competitive environment (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition).

6261 Organizations and Leadership (1.5 credits)

A behavioral perspective on core leadership concepts at the individual, team, and organizational level. Students apply these concepts to examine their own leadership qualities in organizations. Experiential exercises and participation in team projects.

6243 Macroeconomics for the Global Economy (1.5 credits)

How firms are affected by the performance of the macroeconomy and the macroeconomic variables that should be factored into managers’ decision-making processes. The behavior of output, employment, interest rates, inflation, and exchange rates.

6262 Managing Human Capital (1.5 credits)

Issues of corporate culture, strategy implementation, growth management, employee recruitment and retention, organizational behavior, diversity, ethics, and legal aspects of business. How human resource policies and practices can become a source of competitive advantage.


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Advanced Business Fundamentals (Year 2)

6223 Operations Strategy (1.5 credits)

Concepts and techniques related to manufacturing and service operations. Process mapping, capacity analysis, production control, quality management, and supply chains. Integration of operations with a firm’s overall business strategy as a powerful competitive weapon.

6284 Business and Public Policy (1.5 credits)

The theory and practice of managing organizations in the context of a rapidly changing global environment. Structure, design, and operation of organizations as interrelated systems and integration of internal and external environments.

6213 Managerial Accounting (1.5 credits)

The internal generation, communication, and interpretation of information for both operational and strategic decision-making purposes.

6285 Business Law and Communications (1.5 credits)

The legal environment of business, with particular attention to the liability of organizations and their managers for contracts, torts, and crimes. Strategies for avoiding litigation, including the development of clear, concise, and accurate writing.

6233 Financial Markets (1.5 credits)

Sources of managerial information provided by money and capital markets, primary and secondary markets, and cash and futures markets. Money and capital market instruments, relevant return measures, risk metrics for bonds and equities.

6244 International Management (1.5 credits)

The challenges of operating in different cultures, implications of cross-national differences in institutional environments, and difficulties of designing effective organizational structures for coordination and control in multinational operations.

6234 Financial Management (1.5 credits)

Theory, policy, and practice in financial management. Financial analysis, sources of funds, investing, capital planning and budgeting, dividend policy, and working capital management.

6265 Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)

The “entrepreneur as a phenomenon.” The theory as well as the experiences associated with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial acts, and entrepreneurship in all organizational settings large and small, public and private.

6290 Business & Society (1.5 credits)

Overview of the broad arena in which business operates with particular attention to its political, social and economic environments. Introduction to the public policy process from the perspective of governmental agencies, corporations, trade associations and nongovernmental organizations. Emphasis on the development and implementation of corporate strategies for successful participation in this process.


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