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Descriptions of Required MBA Courses

QNT 601 - Managerial Statistics and Analytics

This course provides students with the necessary statistical background and analytical tools in the data-driven decision making process of the modern business world. The emphasis is placed on Excel applications in various business disciplines with appropriate model building, data analysis and interpretation of the results. Topics include: Introduction to business analytics, inference, correlation, regression analysis and forecasting, data sampling, data mining and accuracy measures. It is highly recommended that students without knowledge of basic Algebra and basic Descriptive Statistics to take an online/alternative review module.

EC 602 – Economics for Managers

This course applies both macro-economic and micro-economic theory to managerial decision-making problems. In particular, the course focuses on demand and supply analysis, consumer behavior, theory of cost and production, market structure and pricing strategies, national income accounting, the role of money in the economy, the role of the government in the economy, and global aspects of the economy as they relate to managerial decisions. In addition, the course includes an application of regression analysis to managerial decision making. Finally, the course demonstrates the application of a combined micro- and macro-economic analysis in effective managerial decision-making.  Prerequisite: QNT 601

AC 603 - Accounting for Decision Makers

This course demonstrates how firms evaluate the factors affecting current and future decision making by extracting and analyzing information from internal and external accounting reports. Topics include the vocabulary of accounting, analysis of accounting reports, performance measures, budgeting, incentives, ethics and management decision making in a global economy. It is highly recommended that students without knowledge of Financial Statements and Financial Statement Analysis take an online/alternative review module.  Prerequisite: QNT 601

FIN 604 - Corporate Financial Strategy and Valuation

This course focuses on financial decisions and their impact on firm valuation. Modern concepts of agency theory are integrated throughout the course. Topics include capital structure, valuation models and dividend policy, cash-flow estimation under uncertainty, and working capital management.  It is highly recommended that students without knowledge of Time Value of Money and Bond & Stock Valuation to take an online/alternative review module.  Prerequisite: AC 603

MGT 605 - Organizational Leadership

This course focuses on developing a broad understanding of how different individual, group, and organizational approaches influence the effectiveness of leaders within organizations. Major leadership theories are reviewed and analyzed through class discussions of concepts and cases. Key topics include: developing social and emotional intelligence; influencing and managing group dynamics; and the impact of corporate culture on organizational commitment. Students combine information from academic theories and personal experiences to gain insights into important elements of organizational leadership as well as to develop their own leadership skills.

MKT 606 – Marketing Management

This course examines marketing management decision processes with an emphasis on developing strategic and analytical approaches to solving marketing problems in an ever-changing business world. Major topics include strategic market planning, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, market segmentation, new product development, marketing research and analytics, global marketing, integrated marketing communications, and social media marketing.  

MGT 607 – Managing Organizational Processes

This course provides an overview of basic organizational processes in both service- and goods-producing organizations. Such processes include day-to-day operations as well as one-time projects. Topics covered include operations strategy, product and process design and analysis, quality, capacity, inventory, supply chain, project management, and innovation projects.  Co-requisite: QNT 601

 BL 608 – Business Law, Compliance and Society

 This course helps students understand the ways business decisions affect and reflect society.  Because the decisions of managers —including global managers, influence and are influenced by public policy changes and moral issues, students learn how to integrate economic, social, legal, regulatory, and moral considerations into decision making.  Specific topics include ethics and social values, an introduction to law, torts (including products liability), contracts (including arbitration provisions), constitutional law, intellectual property, and employment law. In addition, business regulation and compliance (including cybersecurity) will be explored along with implementing business process changes to support regulatory guidance and enforcement.  Prerequisite: EC 602

MGT 609 – Global Strategic Management

Broadly integrative course that considers the strategic leadership of organizations as a whole within increasingly global environments. This course explores the complexities, conflicts, and opportunities facing firms operating in a global environment. Students improve decision-making skills by considering the impact of cultural, legal, political, ethical, economic, financial, and organizational environments on global business. Course frameworks and concepts develop students’ abilities to analyze complex situations, identify issues, and provide specific solution plans and steps for implementation. The course relies heavily on class discussions of concepts and cases.  Prerequisite(s): EC 602, FIN 604, MGT 605, MKT 606, BL 608

3 – Electives in Concentration