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Master of Business Administration Course Descriptions

ACCT 6301 Advanced Management Accounting (3-0). A comprehensive study of the preparation of internal accounting reports for decision making, planning and control; cost determination and evaluation; budgeting and quantitative techniques. May not be taken by accounting majors to satisfy requirements in accounting.

BUSI 6302 Legal and Social Environment of Business (3-0).Analysis of the role of business in contemporary society with emphasis on the legal, social, political, and regulatory factors affecting business.

ECON 6311 Managerial Economics (3-0). A survey of microeconomic theories and analysis methods with applications in business problems for managerial decision making. Topics include demand analysis and estimation, costs, market structures and pricing.

FINC 6301 Financial Management (3-0). Corporate financial management decision-making techniques emphasized in areas of planning the financial structure, management of assets, capital budgeting, obtaining capital, and management of income.

MGMT 6301 Management of Information Systems (3-0). Addresses the management of the information resources from a senior management viewpoint. Covers the use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, information technology and the organization, managing information assets, outsourcing, information technology operations and management, and information technology as a business.

MGMT 6303 Advanced Data Analytics (3-0). This course explores data collection and analysis techniques commonly practiced in business today. Topics include primary and secondary data collection techniques, analysis of collected data, and associated ethical concerns.

MGMT 6311 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3-0). The study of behavioral interactions within organizational contexts, with special attention on dyadic, group, and organizational leadership dynamics. This course examines how leaders can leverage employee individual characteristics (e.g. personality, perception, and motive) and contextual attributes (e.g. culture, diversity, and structure) to create high-performing employees, teams, and organizations.

MGMT 6312 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3-0). Operations and Supply Chain Management consists of three broad areas that include managing processes, managing customer demand and managing the supply chain. Topics include process strategy, quality performance, capacity planning, lean systems, demand forecasting, inventory management, operations planning, resource planning, supply chain design, supply chain logistics networks and supply chain integration.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MGMT 6313 Strategic Management in a Global Environment (3-0). An advanced case course dealing with the wide range of management problems involving policy and strategy decisions faced by executives in both domestic and international markets. A capstone course that requires integration of all materials covered in the M.B.A. curriculum in the policy formulation process.
Prerequisite: Permission of M.B.A. director.

MKTG 6301 Marketing Management (3-0). An analysis of the marketing management process for all types of organizations. Included are the topics of (1) planning marketing activities, (2) directing the implementation of the plans, and (3) controlling marketing plans.

Healthcare Management Certificate and Specialization Courses

FINC 6304 Healthcare Financial Management (3-0). Analysis of financial strategies for healthcare organizations.  Topics include financial environment of healthcare institutions, financial statement analysis, project management, service line analysis, capital project analysis, resource allocation and performance evaluation.

MGMT 6340 Healthcare Communications in a Diverse Workplace (3-0). Students will learn to identify and implement strategies conducive to building effective staff communications in the diverse healthcare environment. This course will address basic skills and knowledge that a manager should have to effectively communicate with employees that build trust, assure efficiency in the workplace while ensuring productivity that is efficient, safe, and meets the needs of all stakeholders.

MGMT 6341 Healthcare Operations (3-0). The goals of the course are to provide a solid foundation of applying managerial knowledge of operations within the healthcare industry. The students will demonstrate the knowledge in a professionally competent manner conducive to healthcare operations in the local community.  Specific processes and business principles for managing operations in interdependent and multi-disciplinary healthcare organizations are explored.

MGMT 6343 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare (3-0). Individuals in the healthcare industry face ever changing legal and ethical trends in their environment. Students will learn to develop specific skills to evolve into the role of a change agent in order to manage these trends. This course will provide the students with the skills necessary to mitigate liability through risk management principles, develop relationship management skills, apply an ethical decision-making framework, incorporate employment law procedures, and other legal aspects unique to healthcare.