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Course Descriptions

MBA 682 Strategy Formulation, Implementation and Entrepreneurship (3)

This course introduces the graduate student to the global environment of business, the nature and state of competition and competitive strategy at the corporate, business and operational levels, the cross-relationship among business functions, entrepreneurial attitudes, the interests of the various stockholders in the firm, and the social and ethical responsibilities of business. Prerequisite: BUS 515W or equivalent.

MBA 692 Social, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Business (3)

This course is structured to create an awareness of and sensitivity to the social, legal, and ethical issues which influence the management of business enterprises. Topics such as strategy and the non-market environment, non-market strategies and government institutions, government and markets, international business and non-market issues, and ethics and responsibility are considered.

MBA 604 Research in Management (3)

This course emphasizes developing research methodology. Library resources are used extensively. Research projects are directed at specific industrial segments and a formal research paper developed.

MBA 605 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

An overview of the managerial function of operating a small business enterprise with emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling. Specific attention is given to demand analysis, to developing the business plan, and to financing sources including the Small Business Administration. Innovation is the key concept of this course.

MBA 601 Human Resource Management (3)

This survey course is designed to provide the line manager or staff specialist with an expanded understanding of the processes which management utilizes today to ensure that the right number/quality of persons are being hired, that appropriate governmental regulations are being adhered to, and that the internal policies provide a work environment which encourages cost-competitive labor costs and maximum worker satisfaction.

MBA 607 Business Consulting(3)

This course concerns itself with the planning and implementation strategies for a consulting concern. The course will focus on elements of a consulting practice such as defining, structuring, and positioning of the business for financial success. The importance of proper marketing techniques, as well as fee-setting and legal considerations of a consulting practice will be examined.

MBA 614 Cross-Cultural Management (3)

This course concerns itself with the planning and implementation strategies for a consulting concern. The course will focus on elements of a consulting practice such as defining, structuring, and positioning of the business for financial success. The importance of proper marketing techniques, as well as fee-setting and legal considerations of a consulting practice will be examined.

MBA 608 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)

A careful analysis of selected behavioral science concepts and their applications to management. Examines the interactions that occur at three different levels: the individual, the group and the organization. Attention is focused on the blending of traditional topics such as perception, motivation and group behavior with current topics which include organizational citizenship behaviors, teamwork, cooperation, conflict, new communication technology, cross-cultural issues, coaching, empowerment and leadership.

MBA 695 New Venture Strategies (3)

This course helps students develop skills needed to critically evaluate the viability of a new idea and complete the preparatory work for the deployment of a new venture. Students work in groups to construct a viable business plan that organizes the functional areas of the business and comprises market research and a strategy formulation. This is the first course of a two part sequence that culminates with the Master of Science in Management (MSM) capstone course. Students must complete a viable business plan in this course to proceed to the second part of the capstone sequence. Prerequisites: MBA 605, MBA 682.

MBA 697 Capstone Project Integration: Current Business Issues (3)

Second course of a two part sequence that provides for the implementation of an international business project/venture that demonstrates synthesis of the knowledge and skills gained throughout the curriculum. The project requires students to plan, deploy, analyze, and evaluate the venture’s effectiveness against best practice benchmarks. The course is dynamic in that the business landscape is fluid yet structured by known strategies developed by practice and theory to manage new ventures through unpredictable times. Prerequisite: MBA 695.

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