MBA Program (MBA)

MBA Program Office

MBA Director

Robert C. Erffmeyer, Ph.D. 

Schneider 215
715-836-6019 or toll-free 888-832-7090

Program Website
www.wisconsinonlinemba.org
mba@uwec.edu

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MBA program in full standing, an applicant must:

  1. have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75,

  2. present a satisfactory Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or equivalent Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score, and

  3. successfully complete all MBA Program Course Prerequisites.

Students may apply for admission at any time during the year. A candidate for admission must submit to the Admissions Office, at least 45 days prior to the anticipated date of enrollment, the following documents:

  1. a completed application form accompanied by payment of a $56 non-refundable application fee.  For the personal statement within the application, briefly describe your career goals. How can our program help you achieve your goals?  What and/or who influenced your decision to apply? (Maximum 300 words);

  2. resume and three letters of recommendation (at least one being a professional reference);

  3. official transcripts (to be sent directly from each institution at which the applicant has attempted undergraduate or graduate work);

  4. official notice of the applicant’s score on the GMAT or GRE.

MBA Program Course Prerequisites

Individuals must complete the following MBA program course prerequisites prior to receiving full admission status in the MBA program:

  • Algebra for Calculus
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Information Systems in Business
  • Principles of Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Marketing

Course prerequisites may be satisfied by taking either graduate coursework, undergraduate coursework, or a combination of both from an institution accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Individuals who have completed course prerequisites at a non-AACSB International institution may request a special course review by members of the UW-Eau Claire MBA faculty or complete validation examinations. Students may apply for Spring, Summer or Fall Semester thoughout the calendar year.

MBA Foundation Courses. MBA Foundation Courses are graduate-level courses that enable students to complete MBA program course prerequisites at an accelerated pace.  All graduate coursework must be completed with a grade of B (3.00) or above.

ACCT 703Accounting Foundations for Business Decisions2
ACCT 704Accounting Foundations for Management Decisions1
BSAD 702Statistical Analysis Foundation2
ECON 703Microeconomics Foundation1
ECON 704Macroeconomics Foundation1
FIN 720Foundations of Managerial Finance2
IS 740Managing Information Technology Foundation2
MGMT 740Organizational Management Foundation2
MGMT 741Operations Foundation2
MKTG 730Marketing Analysis Foundation2

Admission Status

Students enrolled in the MBA program will be classified according to the criteria outlined below.

Full Standing

Qualification as a student in full standing requires the following:

  1. a cumulative GPA in all undergraduate coursework of 2.75 or higher (A = four points);

  2. an acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE;

  3. successful completion of all MBA Program Course Prerequisites.

A student with probationary or conditional status will be reclassified to full standing when all requirements have been satisfied.

Conditional Status

Conditional status may be granted to a student who has not satisfactorily completed all MBA Program Course Prerequisites or is currently completing a baccalaureate degree.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory progress is defined as the maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the program. A student not making satisfactory progress toward the degree may be placed on probation or dismissed from the program on the recommendation of the director of the MBA program.

A 3.00 cumulative GPA in courses counting toward the MBA is required for graduation. A course in which a grade of C- or lower  is earned will not be counted toward the 30-credit MBA minimum, but will be computed in the GPA. A maximum of six MBA credits and three Foundation credits of C or C+ work will be accepted. A student who receives a C- will need to take a replacement course.

A student earning a D+ or lower in a graduate-level course will be dismissed from the program regardless of where the course was taken. The student may petition for readmission to the program by writing to the director of the MBA program. For additional information contact the MBA Office, Schneider 215, mba@uwec.edu or toll-free 888-832-7090.

Graduation Requirement

Students need to be registered for a course in the term they are graduating.

Graduate Faculty

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
Rajarshi Aroskar, Ph.D. (Chair)
Ling Liu, Ph.D.
Bill Miller, Ed.D.
William Ogden, D.B.A.

Seungbin Oh, Ph.D.
Aimee Pernsteiner, Ed.D.
Pedro Sottile, Ph.D.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Paula Lentz, Ph.D. (Program Director)
Marcy Orwig, Ph.D.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Liqiang Chen, Ph.D.
Thomas S. E. Hilton, Ph.D.
Anthony C. Keys, Ph.D. (Chair)
Jean A. Pratt, Ph.D.
Ruidong Zhang, Ph.D.

MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING
Longzhu Dong, Ph.D.
Kranti Dugar, Ph.D.
Robert C. Erffmeyer, Ph.D. (MBA Director)
Kevin Hansen, Ph.D.
Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, Ed.D.
Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Ph.D.

Kate Kim, Ph.D.

Kristy Lauver, Ph.D. (Chair)
Scott Lester, Ph.D.
Abraham Nahm, Ph.D.
Douglas Olson, Ph.D.

Brent Opall, Ph.D.
Md Rokonuzzaman, Ph.D.
Scott Swanson, Ph.D.
Timothy Vaughan, Ph.D.
Rebecca Wyland, Ph.D

Graduate Program

Certificate

All 500- and 600-level graduate courses include requirements or assignments which differentiate them from 300- and 400-level undergraduate courses. Students who have taken a course at the 300- or 400-level may not include that course at the 500- or 600-level in a graduate program. Questions regarding course restrictions for graduate students should be directed to the MBA Office.

Accounting (ACCT)

ACCT 501 Intermediate Accounting I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 301. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Development and implementation of the conceptual and practical aspects of valuation and income determination, time value of money, accounting changes, inventory valuation, and current and noncurrent assets. Special emphasis on GAAP as it relates to topics being covered.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 502 Intermediate Accounting II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 301/ACCT 501. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 302. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Development and implementation of the conceptual and practical aspects of valuation and income determination, with emphasis on intangible assets, retained earnings and contributed capital, earnings per share, pensions, leases, tax allocation, current and long-term liabilities, statement of cash flows, statement analysis, interim and segment reporting. Special emphasis on GAAP as it relates to topics being covered.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 505 Environmental and Sustainability Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 305. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An introduction to environmental accounting and its role in financial/managerial accounting. Topics include environmental liabilities, sustainability reporting, external agencies, and the attest function, socially responsible investing, emissions trading, tax considerations, and eco-efficiency indicators.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 513 Auditing (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 313. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Basic coverage of all steps in creating audit programs according to the audit risk model, and current issues in auditing. Specific coverage includes company risk evaluation, internal control, company analysis, and audit reporting.

Attributes: Special Course Fee Required Varies by Term/Section

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 514 Cost Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 314. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Principles of cost accounting, emphasizing analysis of materials, labor, and factory overhead; application of standard costing to job order and process cost systems; analysis of cost behavior in the manufacturing firm with exposure to cost-profit-volume relationships, break-even analysis, and direct costing.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 521 Introduction to Income Tax (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 321. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Introduction and application of accounting and legal concepts underlying federal and Wisconsin income tax laws applicable to gross income, exclusions, business and nonbusiness deductions, gains and losses, credits, and tax computations.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 534 Advanced Cost Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 314/ACCT 514. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 334. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

A continuation of Acct 314/514, with special emphasis on managerial profit analysis, planning, and control; direct costs, distributed costs by-product and joint product costs; differential and comparative costs, and variances.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 601 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 401. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Accounting for multiunit business enterprises; consolidated balance sheets, income statements, and statement of cash flows; Security and Exchange Commission reporting; foreign currency transactions and translation; international operations; and liquidation of partnerships.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 602 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 401/ACCT 601, ACCT 313/ACCT 513 or concurrent enrollment. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 402. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An analysis of advanced accounting issues designed to provide a bridge between accounting "theory" and "practice.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 604 Income Tax Practicum (2 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 301/ACCT 501, ACCT 321/ACCT 521, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 404. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Course provides students with a practical application of individual income tax laws in conjunction with the IRS/Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Students will interview taxpayers, prepare and file tax returns at various sites.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 0

Field Practicum Hours: 4

ACCT 605 International Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 405. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

A study of the international dimensions of accounting, including the patterns of accounting development found in other nations, the promulgation of worldwide accounting standards, and the accounting problems associated with multinational corporate operations.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 609 Seminar in Accounting (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 409.

An in-depth analysis of relevant accounting topics adapted to student and program needs with emphasis on student interests and faculty expertise.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

ACCT 610 Investment and Retirement Plan Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, ACCT 321/ACCT 521, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 410. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Coverage of investment planning and advising for clients, retirement plan accounting, and tax considerations in retirement planning.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 615 Advanced Auditing and Consulting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 313/ACCT 513, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 415. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

In-depth analysis of current audit topics and research, including legal liability, operational audits, audit effectiveness, environmental costs, and statistical sampling. Concentration includes EDP auditing.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 617 Governmental and Nonprofit Organization Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 417. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An introduction to accounting principles for governmental units; educational institutions; hospitals; voluntary health and welfare organizations; and other nonprofit organizations. Includes budgetary and financial reporting requirements of these organizations.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 619 Financial Accounting Theory (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 419. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

In-depth analysis of several selected problems of contemporary interest in the areas of valuation and income determination as related to the broader topics of concepts of income and formulation of accounting theory, with extensive readings of the Financial Accounting Standards and professional journal articles.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 620 Fraud Investigation and Prevention (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, ACCT 313/ACCT 513, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 420. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Lab/studio Hours: 0Coverage of fraud methods, fraud investigation, and fraud prevention through internal controls. Emphasis on financial and asset misappropriation frauds.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

ACCT 623 Advanced Tax Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 321/ACCT 521, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 423. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Federal income taxation of entities including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates. Federal, estate, and gift taxation. Business and family tax planning.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 625 Ethics in Accounting (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 313/ACCT 513, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 425. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An introduction to ethics and professional responsibility in accounting. Coverage includes models of ethical reasoning, ethical dilemmas in accounting, and creating solutions to those ethical dilemmas.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 630 Accounting Systems (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 430. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This class requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Analysis, design, and documentation of accounting systems; includes transaction processing, internal accounting controls, data management, flowcharting, financial reporting, various types of technology, and ethical issues.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 635 Advanced Accounting Systems and IT Auditing (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 430/ACCT 630, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 435. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This class requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

This course provides an integrated accounting and information systems experience by using information systems knowledge to address accounting issues of internal control and computer auditing.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 644 Profit Management and Budgetary Control (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, ACCT 314/ACCT 514, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 444. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Theory and procedures for profit planning; financial and operating budgets as managerial devices in coordination and control; program and operational budgeting and cost analysis.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 649 Accounting Theory and Research (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 313/ACCT 513, ACCT 314/ACCT 514, ACCT 321/ACCT 521, ACCT 401/ACCT 601, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 449. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

In-depth study of accounting theory (and research) including the conceptual framework and principles underlying all Accounting Standards. Students will use the accounting literature to research contemporary issues in accounting.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 650 Financial Statement Analysis (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, ACCT 321/ACCT 521, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 450. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An in-depth study of the techniques of financial statement analysis. Topics will include ratio analysis, liquidity analysis, capital structure analysis, and profitability analysis.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 660 Accounting Information Systems and Technology (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 302/ACCT 502, ACCT 314/ACCT 514, and ACCT 321/ACCT 521. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with ACCT 460. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This class requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Analysis and design of accounting information systems, including internal controls, data extraction and management, spreadsheet applications, and reporting.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 703 Accounting Foundations for Business Decisions (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit. ACCT 703 may be taken concurrently with ACCT 704. No credit if taken after ACCT 201.

Examination of basic financial statements and accounting systems. Emphasis on statement analysis, cash flows, inventory methods, long-term assets and tax considerations. Capital markets, financing, and other liabilities will be covered.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 704 Accounting Foundations for Management Decisions (1 cr)

Prerequisite: ACCT 703 or equivalent, or concurrently with ACCT 704. Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit. ACCT 704 may be taken concurrently with ACCT 703.

An overview of accounting information needed for informed management decisions. Topics include cost concepts and behavior, product costing, allocation, and budgeting.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ACCT 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Business Communication (BCOM)

BCOM 506 Advanced Business Writing (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with BCOM 306. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Further develop your writing skills by creating formal business reports, news releases, instructions, and brochures. Explore writing for print vs. electronic environments. Develop a professional employment portfolio.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

BCOM 507 Advanced Business Presentations (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with BCOM 307. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Theory and practice in making presentations in a variety of professional settings using a variety of support media. Student presentations are evaluated.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

BCOM 517 Administrative Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with BCOM 317. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

The role of the first-line supervisor in the organization is examined. Units with projects covering planning tools, employee selection, orientation and training, office productivity, and job analysis are covered.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

BCOM 605 Advanced Business Communications (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with BCOM 405. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An in-depth application of written, oral, and nonverbal communication. The class simulates a business organization involved with preparing, organizing, and delivering communication training seminars. Considerable emphasis on interpersonal and organizational communication within business.

Attributes: Capstone Course

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

BCOM 695 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with BCOM 495. Permission of department chair for each new topic.

Permits a student or group of students to pursue a defined problem in an intensive way under the direction of departmental faculty members.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

BCOM 705 Teaching Business Communications - Secondary and Post-secondary Levels (2 crs)

Instruction for graduate students interested in teaching Business Communications at the secondary and post- secondary level. This course will involve mastery of business communications content and the teaching methodology appropriate for the subject area.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

BCOM 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

BCOM 799 Thesis (1-4 crs)

• Full-time equivalent.

A description of acceptable topics and the precise nature of the thesis requirement is provided in the departmental program descriptions.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: PR Only Grade Basis

Business Administration (BSAD)

BSAD 702 Statistical Analysis Foundation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit

Emphasis placed on applied business statistics. Discussion focuses on probability, frequency and probability distributions, mean and variance, normal, chi-square, t and F distributions, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, nonparametric statistics, and analysis of variance.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

BSAD 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Finance (FIN)

FIN 521 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 321. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

A study of the U.S. financial system. Topics include the Federal Reserve System, term structure of interest rates, financial markets, instruments and financial institutions including regulation of commercial banks.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 522 Investments (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 322. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Overview of security markets. Analysis of stocks, bonds, and other securities. Evaluation of risk and return characteristics and market efficiency.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 525 International Financial Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 325. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An introduction to the international elements of a business's operating environment. Topics include global economic factors, risk management, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and financing in a global environment.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 526 Short Term Financial Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 326. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Short term financial management includes the management of working capital accounts. Banking relations and performance analysis will complete the tools required for a financial manager.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 527 Long Term Financial Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 327. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Long term financing and investment issues to include capital budgeting methods, cash flow determination, risk analysis, long term debt, preferred and common stock financing, and leasing.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 528 Introduction to Derivative Securities (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 320. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 328. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Introduction to options, futures, and forward contracts as financial instruments used to control various types of business risk.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 620 Corporate Valuation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 327/FIN 527, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 420. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Applications of financial management theories and tools to decisions in capital budgeting, financial structure, current asset management, etc. Application is done through use of case and computer analysis.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 624 Portfolio Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 322/FIN 522, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 424. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Students will create and manage mock portfolios to learn asset allocation, portfolio construction, and management methods. Other topics include developing investment policies, the psychology of portfolio choices, ethics, and standards of practice in portfolio management.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 625 Commercial Bank Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 321/FIN 521 or ECON 321, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 425. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

This introduction to commercial bank management includes topics on the structure of banks and issues in banking. Develops a theoretical and case-oriented analysis of asset and liability management techniques.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 626 Topics in Finance (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 426.

Covers a variety of advanced topics to be determined by faculty interest and student demand.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

FIN 628 Advanced Derivative Securities (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 328/FIN 528, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 428. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Quantitative analysis and pricing of derivative instruments and contracts.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 629 Wealth Management (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 322/FIN 522, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 429. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Understand the individual wealth management process including investment policy statements, asset allocation, implementation and performance evaluation; understand alternative asset classes; understand wealth preservation and protection; understand individual investor behavior.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 634 Portfolio Theory (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 424/FIN 624, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 434. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Introduction to portfolio theories and asset pricing models. Includes mathematical methods of asset pricing, portfolio optimization, and performance measurement and evaluation.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 639 Investment Strategy (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FIN 424/FIN 624, BCOM 206, BCOM 207. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with FIN 439. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Application of security selection and portfolio construction. Involvement in the management of an actual portfolio.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FIN 720 Foundations of Managerial Finance (2 crs)

Prerequisite: ACCT 703 or equivalent. Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit.

Overview of fundamental issues and concepts in finance. Designed for graduate students in business who have no previous background in finance.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Health Care Administration (HCAD)

International Business (INTB)

INTB 561 International Experience in India (3 crs)

• Fifteen (15) hours of on-campus instruction required during the Fall semester prior to the Winterim study abroad. Students interested in taking this course need to contact the Management and Marketing Department and the Center for International Education before Sept. 15 in the Fall semester prior to the Winterim study abroad. Cross-listed with INTB 361. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Indian business, culture, politics, history, religion and society that includes a three-week in-country experience.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

INTB 562 International Experience in China (3 crs)

• Fifteen (15) hours of on-campus instruction required during the Spring semester prior to the Summer interim term study abroad. Students interested in taking this course should contact the Management and Marketing Department and the Center for International Education before Feb. 1 in the Spring semester prior to the Summer Interim study abroad. Cross-listed with INTB 362. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

An interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Chinese business, culture, politics, history, religion and society that includes a three-week in-country experience.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required, Special Course Fee Required Varies by Term/Section

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Information Systems (IS)

IS 565 Information Assurance (3 crs)

Prerequisite: IS 310/IS 510 or ACCT 430/ACCT 630. Limited to MBA students.

• Cross-listed with IS 365. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course requires access to a laptop computer which can be brought to class when required.

Conceptual frameworks for information assurance: asset valuation, security threats, risk assessment, policy development, policy implementation, controls, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery. Communication and analytical skills are enhanced through a case-based approach.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

IS 740 Managing Information Technology Foundation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• No credit if taken after IS 240. Not for MBA degree credit.

Study of the managerial process used when working with information and information systems. Specific attention is given to the principles of systems development and underlying concepts.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

IS 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Management (MGMT)

MGMT 740 Organizational Management Foundation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit.

Introduction to the science and business of managing organizations. Students examine behavioral theories and research studies, investigate strategies corporations employ to enhance organizational performance, and review current issues, opportunities, and challenges facing companies today.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MGMT 741 Operations Foundation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Previous statistics coursework required. Not for MBA degree credit.

Study of the operations function within organizations that produce goods and/or services.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MGMT 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Marketing (MKTG)

MKTG 730 Marketing Analysis Foundation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students. No credit if taken after MKTG 330.

• Not for MBA degree credit

Analysis of problems related to the development of marketing strategy. Attention is focused on identifying a target market, allocating resources to the marketing mix, and examining the impact of environmental variables on management decisions.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MKTG 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Military Science and Leadership (MSL)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA 711 Managing Ongoing Operations (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

The study of management issues involved in the day-to-day operations of an on-going business. Basic skills critical for successful completion of the MBA program as well as for management of an organization.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 712 Developing New Products and Services (4 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 711. Limited to MBA students.

Development of knowledge and skills used in understanding the complexities involved in launching a new product or service, a new business venture, subsidiary, or division.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 713 Strategic Competitiveness in a Global Environment (4 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 711. Limited to MBA students.

Students develop the skills to analyze and position an organization for strategic competitiveness in a global marketplace. The challenges of determining corporate and business strategies, global marketing entry strategies, and the implications of mergers and acquisitions on global competition are addressed.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 714 Leading the Organization of the Future (4 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 711, 712 and 713. Limited to MBA students.

The dynamics of change and the importance of corporate strategies in leading the organization of the future are investigated. Students explore how to effectively integrate information technology, human resource issues, and organizational change practices.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 715 Leadership (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course creates a learning environment in which students will examine their effectiveness and potential as leaders from both a personal and professional standpoint. Students will explore the idea of "leader" from multiple perspectives; the leader as strategist, coach, mentor, facilitator, director, and change agent.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 720 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 721 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 722 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 723 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 724 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 725 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 726 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 727 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 728 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 729 Electives (0.5-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Electives are short courses that are designed to develop general skills and/or address specific current issues. They allow students brief exploration into topics that are relevant to their particular needs and interests.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 733 Understanding a Diverse Workforce (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Prepares students to manage a diverse workforce.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 740 Introduction to Assurance Services (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course helps students identify situations in which assurance services are necessary, evaluate different types of assurance services and assess the quality of assurance services companies and investment funds provide.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 742 Introduction to Financial Fraud (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides an introduction to fraud. Fraudulent financial reporting and misappropriation of assets are major problems for businesses of all sizes. Knowledge about how fraud is committed and how to spot the potential for fraud are valuable for managers at all levels.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 744 Tax Impact of Business Decisions (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course introduces the student to an overall framework for evaluating the impact that taxes have on business decisions. While the course concentrates on the impact of federal income taxes, the concepts are general and can apply to a variety of taxing jurisdictions.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 746 Mutual Fund Investing (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Students will learn criteria for selecting mutual funds, how to develop investment portfolios composed of multiple mutual funds consistent with demographic characteristics of the investor, and how to assess mutual fund and portfolio performance.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 747 Financial Statement Analysis (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Skills taught include: how to interpret financial statements, analyze cash flows, evaluate earnings quality, uncover hidden assets and liabilities, and forecasting financial statements.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 748 Investment Analysis and Management (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course will develop a thorough understanding of the portfolio construction thought process. Students will discover how to manage a portfolio by examining the logic and potential of using options and futures to enhance return and minimize risk.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 749 Incorporation of Exchange Rates in Strategic Decision-Making (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Students will acquire competency with the terminology, strategies, and practices needed to interact with confidence in business settings that require working within the global currency market.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 750 Regional Trade Agreements and Multinational Corporations (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course introduces students to issues relating to regional trade agreements (trading blocs), giving special attention to such agreements in the Americas, Asia and Europe. It will also examine how regional trade agreements might affect Multinational Corporations (MNCs).

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 752 Business in East Asia (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides perspective on business in Japan, South Korea, and China by looking at the historical backgrounds of each market and examining how those backgrounds impact present economic and business relations. Students focus on understanding each country's business practices and learn strategies to build successful East Asian partnerships and to succeed in business in East Asia.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 753 Corporate Venturing (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course teaches students to encourage entrepreneurship, identify opportunities, locate potential new business within the firm, select the right managers, and set up planning processes.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 754 Fundamental Methods for Forecasting (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

The ability to forecast data is important in business. This course teaches effective short term forecasting; it is heavily weighted toward applied work not mathematical theory. Students will have a portfolio of forecasts at the end of the course.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 755 Consumer Behavior (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students

This class will help you understand why consumers behave as they do. Using consumer behavior theories and our own purchase practices, we will attempt to predict how consumers will respond to a variety of marketing activities.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 757 Managing Workplace Stress (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Workplace stress costs millions of dollars annually in lost productivity and turnover. We will examine theories, causes, and consequences of stress and take a hands-on approach to address workplace stress.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 758 Strategies and Tactics of Pricing (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course presents a framework for evaluating pricing decisions. Pricing is examined from the perspective of customers, competitors and costs; in a variety of contexts, including business-to-business markets, consumer goods markets, services, and not-for-profit companies.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 759 Selling Ideas at Work (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides students with an understanding of how business people make decisions. It teaches students to utilize developed skills to sell ideas at work to both individuals and to groups.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 760 Employee Training and Development (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course focuses on human resource development's role in maintaining an organization's competitive position; identifying training needs, transferring training to the workplace, and assessing training.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 761 Project Management (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course examines project identification, selection, and planning. It will be organized along two major phases of the project management process: project selection and definition and project planning.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 762 Organizational Leadership and Change (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course examines how change can be accomplished within organizations--who is responsible for change and how people can be helped to change.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 763 Business and Ethics (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Does a company have any obligation to help solve social problems? What about a manufacturer's obligation to the consumer with respect to product defects and safety? This course examines economic activity in an ethical framework.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 764 Work-Family Issues in Contemporary Times (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course will critically examine and analyze issues of work and family life from both employee and employer perspectives.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 765 Advanced Topics in Project Management (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 761. Limited to MBA students.

The advanced topics course is oriented toward the more experienced project manager and/or those who supervise project managers. The focus of the course will be to address some current “hot topics” in the field.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 766 Contract Law for Managers (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course is not a strictly "legalistic" type of class; it emphasizes using and understanding the law in making ethical management decisions. Students will learn to use legal reasoning skills. They will understand and be able to apply the legal principles of contract law and sales law. The course will also look at law in the unique setting of e-commerce.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 767 Project Execution and Control (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 761. Limited to MBA students.

The primary focus of this course is identifying and managing challenges commonly seen in doing the work in projects after the project baseline has been approved.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 769 Project Portfolio Management (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 761. Limited to MBA students.

This course is designed to clarify ways to manage the project portfolio which involves tracking and managing all of an organization's projects, keep an eye on costs and resources, comply with deadlines and ensure the projects are in line with the company's overall mission.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 770 E-Business Fundamentals for Managers (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides an overview of the fast-growing Internet-based economy and asks, from a management point of view, "How may e-business contribute to the operational, tactical and strategic goals of an organization?

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 771 Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course describes the principal functions of ERP software and emphasizes the business impacts of such.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 773 Communicating for Success: Writing for Results (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Students take their writing skills to the next level by applying practical strategies (based on organizational communication theories) to their writing. Focus is on their own specific work-related audiences.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 774 Sustainability & Organizational Management (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course introduces students to the interrelationship between business and the natural environment, examining the impact of the environment on business and the consequences of business decisions on the environment.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 775 Information System Security (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Today's manager must understand security and risk management. Students will discuss system vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, and security-related personnel issues. They will be able to develop and implement security procedures and processes.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 777 Communicating for Success: Speak, Engage, Lead (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

The purpose of this course is to enhance students' workplace communication skills. Students and their organizations will benefit as students apply practical strategies to oral and interpersonal communication contexts for nearly any audience.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 778 Managing Technology in Turbulent Times (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

The intent of this course is to show the synergy that exists between the introduction of technologies into an organization and the shift in management strategy and decision making that is essential to receive full value from the technology investment.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 779 E-Business Website Development (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides students with skills to develop a simple and effective e-business website. It examines design factors and the development process and focuses on facilitation of intra-organizational and inter-organizational communication and extra-organizational relationships.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 780 Health Care Human Resources and Organization (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

How can we maximize human resources to improve the quality of health care? A unique feature of this course is its emphasis on complex adaptive systems (CAS), critical for success in health care settings.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 781 Fundamentals of Health Information Technology Management (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides an introduction to the dynamic world of management of information technology in health care. A description of information processing, the content and evaluation of healthcare information systems and the current and future methodologies being employed to acquire and manage information are discussed.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 782 Health Care Finance & Economics (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Lecture/Discussion Hours:This course will help students understand how factors such as government intervention in health care, the organization of health insurance markets, and health care reform influence financial decision making in the health care area.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 784 Supply Chain Management (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course covers terminologies, concepts, and tools involved in managing supply chain operations, emphasizing qualitative and quantitative tools used in managerial decision-marking. Topics include Supply Chain Strategy, Supplier Management, Inventory Management, Distribution, and Logistics.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 785 Organizational Reward Systems (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students

This course covers topics related to intrinsic and extrinsic rewards used to achieve organizations' strategic goals. Topics include: motivational theories, compensation surveys, job evaluation, merit pay, variable or at risk pay, and team compensation.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 787 Quantitative Business Analysis (1.5 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students

This course focuses on applied quantitative business analysis and uses Microsoft Excel. The course covers problem solving concepts and techniques, plus effective presentation of analysis results.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1.5

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 789 Health Care Organization and Delivery (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course provides an understanding of our complex health system, from basic organization and management to an exploration of the relationships between cost, quality, and access in the context of system improvement and healthcare reform.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 791 Introduction to the Management & Marketing of Non-Profits (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course will provide a substantive introduction to the key principles and practical challenges in the law, management and marketing of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 794 Business Process Simulation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

This course will establish basic proficiency in simulation model development, verification, validation, and analysis.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

MBA 795 Research Paper (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Development of a thesis-type paper on a topic of interest to student.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: PR Only Grade Basis

MBA 796 Directed Project (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Permits a student to pursue a defined problem in an intensive way under the direction of a graduate faculty member.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Department Consent Required

An in-depth study of a topic of interest to the student and faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

MBA 799 Thesis (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: MBA 711. Limited to MBA students.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Full-time equivalent. Completion of minimum of 15 graduate credits including MBA 711. Consent of MBA program director.

Development and completion of research project using formal investigative methodology.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits

Grading Basis: PR Only Grade Basis