ACCT505: Managerial & Cost Accounting
This course provides an introduction to managerial and cost accounting used by management in conducting daily operations, planning future operations, and developing overall business strategies. The objective is to gain an understanding of the role of accounting in the management process of planning, directing, controlling, and improving the organization’s objectives (goals) and to translate those objectives into a course of action. This course includes a comprehensive review of the following topics: basic managerial accounting concepts; job order cost accounting; process cost accounting; break-even point and target profit; budgeting; and standard cost variances.
FIN505: Advanced Financial Management & Policy
The development of various advanced concepts in corporate finance relating to the management of working and investment capital, including appreciation of the financial planning process, the issuance of stock and the role of venture capital, discussion of the cash-planning process and the use of the cash budget, international finance. The student should be able to understand various advanced concepts in corporate finance. Teaching methods include lecture-discussion, problems and a review of current activities in finance. Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to use and apply financial concepts to case situations, as well as understanding such advanced concepts as leverage and capital structure, international finance, dividend policy and payment mechanics, raising equity capital, financial planning, and working capital management.
ITKM505: Information Systems & Knowledge Management
The course introduces guiding theories and concepts of knowledge management and its relationship to contemporary workplaces. This course will explore various issues of creating, storing, sharing, and applying knowledge in organizational environments, which will include a review of the role and basic functions of information technology. Successful organizations foster both innovation and efficiency via knowledge. Students will evaluate the different dynamics related to realizing organizational progress through the effective and efficient use of talent, structure, culture, methods, and technology. In addition to the required textbooks, students will be required to research industry journals as a way to evaluate the application of knowledge in real settings across various industries.
MGMT505: Organizational Behavior
This course enables students to explore individual and group behavior in organizations and the contextual factors that impact workforce performance and organizational effectiveness. An understanding of topics including organizational culture and structure, ethics and corporate social responsibility, team dynamics, leadership, decision making, and motivation is emphasized. Students gain insight from the perspective of both theory-oriented research and practice-oriented professional communities through the discussion of concepts and organizational practices and the analysis of research findings and trends.
MKTG505: Marketing & Research Methods
This course focuses on advanced topics in strategy, marketing research, promotion, pricing, supply chain management and product development and management, which will enable the student to develop competitive advantage through the enhancement of customer value. To do this properly, student will gain an in-depth understanding of this process through the application of research concepts with hands-on projects. The student will design and implement survey and experimental designs that will include advanced approaches to sampling target populations, designing survey instruments, utilizing the best statistical analysis, and analyzing resultant data both quantitatively and qualitatively. Effective methods for reporting research results are studied and put to practice by the student.
MGMT511: Human Resources Management
This course enables students to examine the current research findings, trends, and best practices of human resource management, as well as the strategies and tactics necessary to sustain an effective and proactive human resources function in an organization. An understanding of topics including recruitment and selection, employment law, performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement is emphasized, in both domestic and global contexts. Students will gain insight into effectively leveraging findings from relevant research studies to address current and projected human resource management challenges and needs.
MGMT539: International Issues
This course focuses on current international issues that affect business operations at home and abroad. Changing business environments are discussed and analyzed. Students are required to formulate new global business strategies in light of emerging international trends and events. In some cases, students may supplement their study by field trips and on-site analysis.
MGMT555: Global Program & Project Management
This course focuses on the managerial aspects of how to effectively manage, plan and execute
Programs and projects with a focus on high quality deliverables: arriving on time, within budget,
within scope, and to the customer’s satisfaction. Areas covered will include program and project
management life cycle phases, executive sponsorship, portfolio investment management selection and prioritization, requirements, scope and project charters, planning, development, estimating, staffing, leadership, scheduling, risk management, change management, project metrics, vendor integration and management and other related topics. This course is based on current and emerging best practices and principles. Project Management certification requirements and real world case studies are discussed.
MGMT582: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
This course focuses on the development of the entrepreneurial spirit and develops specific skills to fulfill plans that develop from that creative and persevering spirit. Many different aspects of entrepreneurial ability will be emphasized including a strong work ethic, leadership, team building and the development of business relationships. The course also covers the growth of an existing business through entrepreneurship. Students will conceive, develop, and present a comprehensive business plan intended to obtain external financial support or internal organizational support. This course includes a comprehensive review of the marketing, operational, financial, product, service and business strategy and plans that must be mastered and developed as foundation for start-up of a small business or entrepreneurial enterprise.
BUCP597: Policy & Strategy
The integration capstone course provides an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout their MBA studies and their business experiences from a multi- and inter- disciplinary perspective. Students examine the challenges in - and methods for - achieving organizational excellence in the new economy. Using a combination of Quality tenets and published best practices, students will evaluate the multidimensional performance of industries and companies, construct a formal proposal that improves an organization’s performance, and create a personal strategy for post-graduation success. Students develop the conceptual knowledge and pragmatic skills to discern why, when, and how to apply relevant concepts and techniques.