Leadership and Organizational Behavior | MBA 610
This course examines the organization from a leadership perspective. It also develops essential strategies for managing organizations and skills important to successful leadership and addresses fit of strategy to organizational level and type, as well as culture of organization and workers. The course includes discussion of organizational mission and goals, work coordination, technical and people problems and managing change.
Management of Human Resources | MBA 620
This course familiarizes students with the strategic and operative role of the human resource management (HRM) function of an organization. It examines the classic dimensions of HRM, including training and organization development and uses an integrative approach, emphasizing the importance of HRM-related factors on managerial decision making and organizational performance.
Marketing Management and Planning | MBA 630
This course will study the role of marketing within the firm and in the marketplace. It develops managerial perspective and analytical ability in dealing with marketing problems and opportunities. This course focuses on the influence of the marketplace and the marketing environment on marketing decision making, the determination of the organization's marketing mix and the system for planning and controlling the marketing effort.
Decision-Making in Financial Management | MBA 638
This course overviews the use of financial statements as well as interpretation and quality issues of financial data. It is intended to develop an analytical framework for using various methods of analysis to evaluate a firm’s current and future business operations and financial conditions. It addresses in detail how to analyze financial statements prospectively to develop budgets, forecasts, financing projects and corporation valuations. The course will address funding issues as they relate to strategy planning, change management and decision-making. Many decisions will be derived by applying finance-based theories, models and skills.
Research for Decision Making | MBA 640
This course is an advanced study of research methodologies and analytical tools for developing and processing data for decision making. Students will learn the research process: problem development, research design, proposal preparation, data gathering, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, interpretation of results, report preparation and presentation of research findings.
Ethics and Legal Environment | MBA 649
This course examines current domestic and international business issues, laws regulating these issues and combines analysis and critical reasoning in the context of interdependent ethical decision-making. Course topics cover both domestic and international business issues, including anti-corruption, competition, contracts, environmental law, child labor, employment law and discrimination, crisis management, whistleblowing, retaliation, fraud, privacy, sustainability and social enterprise.
Operations Management and Systems Analysis | MBA 650
This course is an advanced study of the management of operations and analysis of systems focusing on the relevant processes, systems, decisions and structures. Topics include measures of performance, process and system design, forecasting, capacity planning and scheduling, project planning and control, quality assurance, Total Quality Management, job design and re-engineering.
Management of Information and Technology | MBA 665
This course addresses the key issues associated with managing information, technology and related resources used to support organizational processes. Topics covered include data governance, e-commerce, enterprise applications, management and strategic planning of information systems, human and technology resources, the systems development lifecycle, information security and information technology project management.
Business Strategy and Implementation | MBA 700
This capstone course examines organizational strategy formulation, planning and implementation. Emphasis is placed upon the development of integrative plans of action that reflect the organization's environmental, market, financial, people and time constraints. This course addresses the oral and written communication skills necessary to implement strategy in business. Students will prepare a final paper and make a presentation of the paper's findings.
A student seeking a CPA concentration must take two of the following:
Financial Accounting and Reporting | MBA 653
This accounting department course prepares students to pass the financial accounting and reporting section of the CPA exam. Course work covers accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. that affect business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. Students become familiar with international financial reporting concepts and standards.
Auditing and Attestation | MBA 655
This accounting department course prepares students to pass the auditing and attestation section of the CPA exam. Course work covers auditing procedures, auditing standards generally accepted in the U.S. and other standards related to attestation engagements. Students become familiar with the necessary skills needed to plan, perform and document auditing and attestation engagements, as well as professional responsibilities including ethics and independence.
Regulation | MBA 656
This accounting department course prepares students to pass the regulation section of the CPA exam. Course work covers federal regulation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities and business law, as well as skills needed to apply that knowledge. Students become familiar with a CPA's professional and legal responsibilities, and legal implications of business transactions, particularly as they relate to accounting and auditing. Course work focuses on federal and widely adopted uniform state laws, as well as principles of and procedures for federal income, estate and gift taxation.
Accounting Discipline Specialization | MBA 657
This accounting department course prepares students to pass the discipline specialization section of the CPA exam. Students may select one of the following areas of specialization: business analytics and reporting; information systems control or tax compliance and planning. Students should select the area of specialization that best meets their strengths and interests. This course may be repeated up to 9 semester hours, provided the specialization is different.