- Functional Core Courses – 24 credits
3BU 5110 Managing Organizational BehaviorA review of theory and research findings in the field of organizational behavior, with emphasis on applications by practicing managers. Topics to be covered include perception, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, conflict management and organization theory. Pedagogical techniques include case analysis, presentations, role plays and other experiential activities. Prerequisite: Behavioral Science competency.
3BU 5120 Financial AnalysisA complete corporate financial management course. Content covers the classic areas of valuation, capital structure and budgeting as well as more specialized financial topics. Online version incorporates online course materials and exercises. Prerequisite: BU 5190 or permission of the instructor.
3BU 5190 Accounting for ManagersBudgetary accounting and cost accounting including profit planning and control systems, budget process, cost systems, and their managerial applications. Prerequisite: demonstration of competency in Financial Accounting.
3BU 5210 Economic AnalysisToday's business climate demands managers who can make decisions involving the best use of an organization's scarce resources under conditions that change rapidly. This course demonstrates the power of problem-solving insights and uses a cross-functional approach. Topics to be covered include strategic pricing using game theory, forecasting techniques and demand estimation, cost analysis, linear programming and optimization under various market structures. Prerequisites: macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics competencies or permission of the instructor.
3A basic understanding of legal problems is expanded, analytical ability is developed, and an awareness of the presence of legal problems that surround the businessperson is explored. Freedom of choice, taxation, stockholder status, acquisitions and divisions, antitrust, employment, administrative law, and bankruptcy are covered as time allows.
3BU 5510 Operations ManagementExamination of the nature and structure of decision-making in the midst of uncertainty. Formal techniques for measurement of risks and rewards are applied to case studies based chiefly on production systems. Concludes with a survey of current techniques for operations analysis, planning and control.
3BU 5700 Marketing TechniquesThe objective of this course is to help students develop a broad understanding of marketing techniques, strategies and tactics employed by the marketing manager. This course will cover the use of the 'marketing mix' elements as they pertain to the planning and implementation of the marketing plan. Prerequisite: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Management and Marketing.
3BU 5720 Seminar in Executive ManagementFrom a decision-makers point of view, students will participate in a seminar involving middle and upper-level managerial responsibilities, as well as discussions concerning 'state-of-the-art' methodologies appropriate to all levels of management. Case studies and group projects will be combined with informal lectures and discussions involving such areas as strategic planning, action planning techniques, policy-making, managerial ethics, decision-making methods, control systems and the integration of all resources for optimum performance. Prerequisite: Basic Management core courses (BU 5190, BU 5120 and BU 5210) and/or commensurate work experience.
- Elective Areas – 6 credits
The elective requirement may be satisfied using coursework in the areas of accounting, economics, general management, health care administration, human resources, or marketing; Small Business Institute consultations; independent studies; or Master’s Research Projects.
- Total for MBA in General Management – 30 credits minimum
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