An online orientation to be completed prior to the start of course work which outlines the Business program and expectations. This course will familiarize participants with technology, policies, campus services, resources and course management software. Course work will include completion of an entrance exam and submission of several short assignments. Grade of pass/fail.
Strategic issues in managing human resources, developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures, human resource planning, job design, analysis and evaluation, staffing, compensation, performance appraisal, training and development, career management, labor relations, and legal, ethical and global human resource issues.
Introduction to financial management, including financial statement analysis, valuation of cash flows, capital budgeting, the time value of money, the concepts of risk and return, cost of capital, and applications of these concepts in the firm.
This course is designed to provide academic credit for a complementary experience in business or academics related to the student’s major. Academic credit is awarded for work hours at a rate of one credit hour for each 40 hours of work and/or the achievement of agreed-upon learning outcomes. This course awards a maximum of three credit hours and will have a pass/fail grade. May be repeated for credit.
The course will cover the structure of global operations, methods of entering international markets, cultural impact on business practices, legal and ethical impact on multi-international business, human resource management in international firms, and international movement of business factors. Fulfills a General Education Cultural Competency (CC) requirement.
A study of the effects of organizational structure and style on morale, productivity, and efficiency.
Applications seminar requiring students to utilize various business concepts. The main emphasis of the course will be on entrepreneurial research projects, but additional topics of current interest in business will be covered. Students will be taking the Outbound Exam and it will count towards their overall grade in BSNS4985.
An online orientation to be completed prior to the start of coursework which outlines the MBA program and expectations. This course will familiarize participants with technology, policies, campus services, resources, and course management software. Coursework will include completion of an entrance exam and submission of several short assignments. Grade of pass/fail. (See ACCT6000)
Covers both the theoretical background and practical implications of the central issues in corporate financial management, including capital structure decisions, dividend payout decisions, and asset valuation. Real options are considered as an enhancement to traditional capital budgeting methods. Also, issues related to security design are covered.
Presents the concepts, techniques, and fundamentals of managerial economics in an international environment. Trends in trade and international payments are explored. Important international, cultural, political, and legal issues are examined focusing on their effects on the economics of international pricing, financial policies, and investment strategies. This course includes an international experience. Note: The costs of the international experience (trip), such as travel, accommodations, etc., are in addition to tuition.
Enhances management skills through study of values, attitudes and ethical issues in decision making and its human impact on corporate power. Discussions include the ethical stance and social responsibility found in mission statements and corporate strategy.
Examines the strategic and managerial foundations of business analytics using a practical approach. Based on a case-study methodology, this course provides students with the opportunity to analyze data and identify opportunities to enhance competitive advantage using a data-driven, decision-making approach. Students will leverage the skills to present recommendations through the lens of a business leader or consultant.
This is the capstone course to be taken as the last of the MBA core courses. It reviews basic concepts of strategic planning, identifies and interprets alternative business strategies, seeking those that have the highest probability for success given the stage of industry evolution, the position of the company within its industry, and the level of investment possible. In addition, the course may evaluate selected aspects of business systems in countries outside the United States and consider long range planning in the context of future developments. A Comprehensive Exit Exam is included for progress comparison to the initial Entrance Exam (BSNS6000).