Course Descriptions for the MBA in Applied Management program.

MGMT 605 Law and Ethics (3 credit hours) 

This course is an examination of core legal principles as it relates to business transactions. The course will place emphasis on current legal issues and trends in business and will identify the legal parameters necessary for managerial decision making. Specific case studies in ethics and values, including developing reasoning skills to recognize and respond to challenges facing the business environment will be reviewed.

MGMT 610 Applied Management (3 credit hours) 

This foundation course examines cutting-edge management principles and practices. An understanding of the importance of relationships with stakeholders, the decision-making tools necessary for today's executives, and the appropriate skill set to manage efficiently and effectively in today's global arena will be developed.

MGMT 620 Applied Organizational Behavior(3 credit hours) 

Organizational Behavior is an academic field of study that applies social science theories and methods to the study of human behavior in organizations. Human Resources is the applied business specialty that administers programs and services designed to attract, develop, motivate and retain a superior workforce. Almost all HR activities are rooted in theories and research methods drawn from the interdisciplinary field of Organizational Behavior. This class is a graduate survey of current Human Resource Management practices described in the context of their theoretical origins. Sample subject matter includes employee selection using psychological theories of individual differences, compensation and motivation, employee development and theories of adult learning.

MGMT 650 Marketing: Establishing Presence and Demand (3 credit hours) 

In this course students will learn the process of developing an integrated marketing program taking into consideration the consumer, the trade, the competition and regulatory environment. Emphasis will be placed on the marketing concept, the marketing mix, segmentation, positioning, and product/market evolution.

MGMT 670 Advanced Business Finance (3 credit hours) 

Advanced Business Finance is an in-depth study of the role that capital acquisition plays in the decision-making processes of managers. The course provides a framework for analyzing the major type of financial decisions made by businesses in a way that will maximize the market value of the firm. Many of the advances in financial theory are based on the interaction between corporate decision making and capital markets behavior. The issues underlying the theory of finance are therefore of considerable relevance to analysts working in the capital markets.

MGMT 710 Linking Business to Global Markets (3 credit hours) 

This course will show you that the world economy is increasingly advancing toward a global economy and concurrently business is increasingly becoming international business. It is therefore imperative that all managers be well informed on the field of international business. By means of lectures, case study analysis, discussions, and applied research, this course examines international economic, institutional, cultural and legal differences and analyzes their impact on business decisions including: product design, production and marketing, human resources strategy; investment analysis; ethical issues; financial strategy and risk management.

MGMT 720 Managerial Decision and Control (3 credit hours) 

Managers need to understand accounting information to facilitate decision making regarding control of operations, planning for the future, and developing business strategy. This course will consider and apply modern accounting concepts and techniques used by large and small business that are likely to be encountered in both production and service environments. Emphasis will be on accounting tools that managers use to run a business with applications of those tools to case studies.

MGMT 730 Economics: Insights and Applications (3 credit hours) 

Microeconomic analysis of problems that are likely to be confronted by managers in business, government, and non-profit agencies. Topics include consumer choice and product demand, production and cost analysis, price determination in various market structures, and factors affecting ages, interest, and profits.

MGMT 740 Using Technologies for Competitive Edge (3 credit hours) 

Business professionals must take advantage of the rapidly changing capabilities of information technology to attain a competitive edge in the global business environment. This course discusses both the technical and managerial issues related to the acquisition, deployment, evaluation, and evolution of organizational and inter-organizational information systems. It provides an exposure to decision support systems, e-business, knowledge management, enterprise resource planning, database and data warehousing technologies, telecommunications, and Internet technology and applications. The course builds on the conceptual framework and skills necessary to analyze business processes and systems, leverage IT resources to accomplish strategic goals of the organization, and identify IT related opportunities and challenges such as the offshore outsourcing of IT applications.

MGMT 750 Strategic Planning: Mapping the Future (3 credit hours) 

This course requires the application of strategic know-how (concepts, principles, techniques) using the case-study approach. Knowledge and skills learned in previous courses are re-examined and managerial skills necessary to transform companies into sustainable, ethical, and profitable entities are further developed.

MGMT 760 Applied Management Science(3 credit hours) 

This course covers fundamental quantitative methods for business decision making, problem formulation and analysis and use of management science tools. Topics include Optimization (including linear and integer programming), waiting line analysis, computer simulation and decision analysis. To facilitate the practical application of these management science techniques, spreadsheets and spreadsheet add-ins will be emphasized.

MGMT 770 Capstone Experience: Theory to Practice Internship (3 credit hours) 

This capstone course provides an integrated field experience for the MBA in applied management participant. Knowledge, skills, and management decision making capabilities developed or enhanced in the program will be applied at the participant's work site. The on-site supervisor and the Internship Coordinator will conduct a performance evaluation at the participants' place of work. Written papers will enable the participant to reflect on the entire MBA in applied management program.

Classes are subject to change, please contact WebAdvisor or the MBA Coordinator for an updated schedule.