Leading Organizations and People
MBA 610 | 6 Credits
Course Desc: Assess and develop your leadership skills by creating a personal leadership and professional development plan that you will refine during the program. Develop a strategic understanding of your organization by analyzing its mission, vision, goals, and values. Evaluate your organization's culture, climate, and approach to decision making and assess leadership effectiveness, governance structure, and processes. Explore how high-performing work teams can be a source of competitive advantage.
Financial Decision Making
MBA 620 | 6 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: MBA 610. Apply concepts behind financial statements, pricing, cost analysis, and capital budgeting in decisions. Propose solutions in real-world scenarios by using published financial reports and data from well-known national and international brands. Apply concepts from managerial economics to make pricing decisions for a business. Review business performance by analyzing the cash flow statement, income statement, and balance sheet. Make cost allocation, financing, and investment decisions by applying knowledge of corporate valuation. Determine the cost of capital, and make capital budgeting decisions.
Leading in the Multicultural Global Environment
MBA 630 | 6 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: MBA 620. Enhance cultural competence and evaluate opportunities and risks for operations in a global market. Expand the ability to apply ethical decision-making models. Assess issues of culture, business ethics, employment law, contracts, and criminal law in the context of a global business. Analyze political, legal, economic, and cultural forces that impact multinational businesses. Recommend the legal form and organizational structure of a business.
Innovation Through Marketing and Technology
MBA 640 | 6 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: MBA 630. Apply principles of market research and branding to innovative offering. Use web analytics to make decisions in digital marketing. Organize tasks in a marketing plan, assess market risk and opportunity, and collect data required to implement the marketing plan. Develop financial projections and suitable metrics for tracking the marketing plan.
Strategic Decision Making
MBA 670 | 6 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: MBA 640. Assume the role of a strategy officer who reports to the CEO. Develop an understanding of strategic leadership. Identify activities in the value chain of an organization and propose a plan to relocate one or more activities to another geographical region. Prepare a project management plan for the opening of a facility in a new country. Develop a business plan that includes an entry strategy, marketing plan, competitive strategy, and financial statements.