Explore the Master of Business Administration
The curriculum in this Master of Business Administration program is designed to meet the educational and professional development needs of working adults. The program consists of a total of 42 credits.
Courses are scheduled as one night per week for 3 hours or four Saturdays plus two online sessions. Summer courses are offered as two 6-week terms of 3.5 hours per class, two nights per week for 4 credit courses and one night per week for a 2-credit course.
Requirements for the Master of Business Administration
|GBA521 Leadership||4||This course will investigate a broad variety of leadership theories. Students will analyze each theory for its strengths and weaknesses in relationship to their organizational settings. Participants will approach their investigation of leadership from both the personal and organizational perspective. The course will utilize case studies, and students will produce a personal leadership development plan.|
|GBA522 Legal and Ethical Decision Making||4||Participants will gain an understanding of business decision making within the context of legal, societal and environmental factors. Students will also examine ethical theory and determine its application to the challenges that leaders face in fulfilling their roles in organizational settings. Participants will learn to identify moral problems in organizational settings, analyze them utilizing a structured approach to moral decision making and articulate a code of ethics and professional values which could yield higher quality human performance within organizations.|
|GBA523 Marketing Management||4||This course provides students with a working knowledge of marketing management. Participants will learn to develop marketing plans by aligning marketing initiatives with market opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on the implementation of functional strategies and marketing plans that optimize customer and organizational value. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Introductory Marketing or equivalent.|
|GBA524 Quantitative Analysis||4||Participants will learn to apply statistical reasoning, methods, and tools in detecting, diagnosing, and making business decisions. Students will apply statistical tools to business processes such as quality improvement, production scheduling and operations management. This course is designed to provide students with the quantitative capacity to improve problem solving and decision-making processes that optimize organizational and stakeholder value. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Introductory Quantitative Analysis or equivalent.|
|GBA525 Economics||4||Students will learn to use economic thinking in making managerial decisions and in motivating others to make decisions that increase the value of organizations. Students will have the opportunity to assess macroeconomic and microeconomic impact on businesses. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Introductory Economics or equivalent.|
|GBA526 Organizational Behavior and Development||4||This course will provide strategies to manage personal, interpersonal and group processes. Students will develop the interpersonal skills needed to assume responsibility for leading and promoting teamwork among diverse stakeholders and will learn to manage individual and group behaviors to improve organizational productivity and performance. They will analyze their personal and professional observations and experiences and integrate their assessment into proactive applications for organizational growth and renewal.|
|GBA527 Consumer Marketing Strategies||4||Students will learn to apply the customer value paradigm in creating a market-driven culture which designs and delivers optimum long-term value to customers. Course materials will examine strategies for optimizing and communicating customer value, measuring customer orientation, and building customer relationships. In addition, students will learn, through the use of case analysis and exercises, a method of blending the delivery of service and product quality with pricing strategies to maximize value.|
|GBA528 Managerial Accounting||2||Participants will learn to analyze and interpret accounting information for managerial decision making and will use this analysis to create financial guidelines for deciding among capital ventures, product and service offerings, and funding options including budgets. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Introductory Accounting or equivalent.|
|GBA529 Managerial Finance||4||Students will gain a working knowledge of managerial finance by learning to develop a systematic approach to financial analysis. They will also learn to apply techniques for planning, forecasting, and managing, as well as to evaluate and recommend improvements in the organization’s financial performance in the areas of capital budgeting, long and short-term financing, and management of working capital. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Principles of Finance or equivalent.|
|GBA530 Operations and Systems Management||4||Participants will gain a working knowledge of methods for designing organizational functions, systems, and processes by learning to apply strategic and operational decisions in improving administrative and transformational (production) processes for delivering goods and services to internal and external customers. Students will learn and apply approaches to analysis and utilize techniques employed by organizations to achieve competitive advantage in both manufacturing and service industries. Prerequisite: Graduate-level Quantitative Analysis.|
|GBA531 Strategy*||4||Students will gain a well-developed understanding of business enterprises and the entrepreneurial and strategic thinking that drives them in a dynamic competitive regional, national, and global economy. In addition, students will learn to apply entrepreneurial and strategic management practices to organizations of varying sizes. Case studies and simulations will be used as the primary means of instruction. This course should be taken as the last course in the MBA Program.|