Below are the MBA major courses required for the Master of Business Administration Degree.
BUS 510 Ethical Leadership in Dynamic Organizations/2
This course investigates current theories and research on leadership, including leading change in organizations. Emphasis is placed on development of leadership skills and qualities such as ethical leadership, vision, courage, communication and relationship building. Strategies for change including using crises, promoting vision, developing empowerment and building consensus will be discussed. The course includes completion of the Strengthsfinder© personal assessment to enable students to become effective organization leaders.
BUS 520 Management & Organizational Behavior/3
A discussion of individual and group behavior in organizations, focusing on human problems of adjustment, communication and performance. Topics include staffing and motivation, interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, group and team behavior and the integrative role of management in organizations.
BUS 525 Legal and Ethical Business Environments/3
This course is a study of the topics in legal environments, which affect professionals in organizational settings. An examination of the legal and ethical environment of the firm, including contracts, commercial law, consumer law, business regulation, labor/management relations, litigation and procedure and reasonable accommodation for employees
BUS 530 Managerial Accounting & Finance/3
This course emphasizes the use of accounting data for planning and control decision-making in an uncertain environment. Covers concepts of cost analysis, capital markets & structure, return on investment, operations and capital budgeting.
BUS 540 Managerial Economics/2
Practical applications of micro and macroeconomic theory will be used to support sound business decisions. Topics include monetary & banking systems, economic business cycles, impact of inflation and interest rate changes, government policy, determining consumer behavior, product prices, market structures, minimizing organizational costs and maximizing profits.
BUS 630 Marketing Strategies & Management/3
This course discusses methods for optimal marketing of products and services. It emphasizes the role of marketing managers and the facilitation of a marketing orientation throughout the organization. Topics include product planning, promotion, distribution, consumer behavior, market theory and problem solving.
BUS 640 Quality in Operations & Service Management/3
Best practices of systems used by management to plan, organize, implement and continuously improve operations in both service and manufacturing organizations. Some topics covered include process analysis, resource allocation, quality control, queuing, managing capacity and inventory, supply chain management, and lean manufacturing.
BUS 660 Advanced Strategic Management/3
Students will use skills and knowledge acquired in the MBA program to develop strategic plans. Case studies and simulation exercises are used to support decision-making processes.
BUS 665 Leadership Foundations/3
This course provides critical analysis and intellectual examination and reflection of core foundational concepts in the practice of leadership. Translational work between theory and practice is applied as students examine current leadership theories in complex work environments
BUS 666 Leadership Operations/3
This course is designed to equip future leaders with the necessary tools to create and lead a world-class team that can affect substantial and measurable business impact. Contemporary leadership development will be analyzed while developing strategies to create high-performance organizations within the context of current workforce dynamics.
BUS 667 Leadership Strategies/3
Students learn the tools and analytical techniques that leaders need to assess and formulate effective strategies for their organizations. Students study the context of dynamic organizations and implications for creating excellence. Topics include leadership, organizational design, structure, diversity, culture, change, evolution, quality, and strategy. This may be a formal study abroad experience.
BUS 670 MBA Capstone Seminar/2
This capstone course considers theoretical and application issues in developing long-range strategies for organizations. A culminating five-week experience where students synthesize and display subject-matter knowledge they have acquired, integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge, and demonstrates a broad mastery of learning across the curriculum for presentation of original research and further career advancement.