Gain a rich understanding of the global business environment with Plymouth State’s online MBA degree with a certificate in International Business. Offering a rich, multi-cultural learning experience paired with a rigorous curriculum and diverse faculty, this online MBA is taught entirely in English, and is one of the few ACBSP-accredited MBA programs that reach across borders without the complications of international travel.
The program is the result of a collaboration between Plymouth State University and Babes-Bolyai University—Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai (UBB)—of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. UBB is one of the largest, most reputable and dynamic higher education institutions in Romania, with more than 45,000 students and 1,700 faculty members.
The 10-course format will provide you with a succinct foundation in business, as well as a rich international business perspective. The program is grounded in online collaboration-based courses that draw on knowledge and experience of U.S. and non-U.S. students. Courses are taught alternatively by Plymouth State and UBB professors; the diverse backgrounds and experiences of both professors and students create productive and lasting international learning exchanges.
Designed to fit the needs of both professionals and individuals making the transition to the business world, courses are offered sequentially over two years of studies.
No admissions tests are required and financial aid is available for qualified students.
- Required Courses – 30 credits
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 5700 Marketing Techniques*The 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 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.
3A 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 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.
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 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 5630 PT: International Business*An in-depth study of a particular topic, contemporary issue, or concern will be the focus of this course and will be taught by a specialist within the field being studied. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with different topics.
3EC 5615 Global Economics*The national economies today are all deeply embedded in an interactive global network with profound implications for both economic theory and economic policy. In this course, students will engage in theoretical as well as empirical studies of international economic relationships.
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.
*Courses required for the International Business Certificate
- Total for MBA in General Management with a certificate in International Business – 30 credits minimum
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