Master of Business Administration Program Courses

  • All courses are 5 units. Graduate students can complete this Master of Business Administration degree program in 13 five-week modules.

    MBA615 Project Management: Focuses on learning the principles, practices, and techniques of project management using a practical, day-to-day approach. It examines resource constraints, people issues, and use of statistical tools. Topics include change, leadership skills, communication, team, and cultural diversity, scheduling concepts, problem solving techniques, Work Breakdown Structure, time/cost tradeoff techniques, critical path analyses, and use of a 151project management application. The concepts expressed here are accessible to students of all backgrounds.

    MBA620 International Business Management: This course provides an overview of the meaning of globalization and its impact on business management. It introduces students to the structure of global business, global forces that act on managing businesses locally, and the importanceof understanding the laws and policies of other nations for effective business management in a global context. This course describes business planning, organization, marketing, and competitive intelligence for local businesses conducting international activities.

    MBA625 Marketing: This course provides students an opportunity to explore various aspects of Marketing from a managerial perspective. Because the specific responsibilities of a marketing manager vary across industries and firms, the focus of the coursework is on general decision-making and critical thinking skills. By honing these core skills, and developing the ability to articulate ideas in writing, students who successfully complete the course will enter professional life well equipped for dealing with the fluid nature of marketing problems facing individual organizations.

    MBA630 Quantitative Management in Business: This course focuses on the typical mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills needed in business management. Emphasis is on the practical application and problem-solving skills required of today’s business professional as well as the investor and consumer. Students will use Excel spreadsheets to assist in mathematical analyses and quantitative reasoning assignments.

    MBA635 Managerial Support through Information Systems: This course explores information systems and how they support strategic analysis, planning, decision-making, communication, collaboration, and intra-and inter-organizational transactions. Packaged products, custom-built solutions, vendor selection, and emerging technologies are examined through common business scenarios.

    MBA640 Strategic Planning: This course covers strategic planning and innovation by analyzing both the internal and external factors of the business environment. Managing change in internal processes and structures will be addressed. Emphasis is placed on the use of technology to support planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic management techniques.

    MBA650 Organizational Design for Effectiveness: This course examines emerging conceptual frameworks for understanding organizational design, structure, behavior, analysis, and practices of organizational design to enhance business effectiveness. It also examines techniques for improving member fulfillment by means of planned change.

    MBA655 Human Resources Management: The course explores personnel management for effective business practices, including employee selection, training, retention, and evaluation. The impact of the human relations factor on organizational effectiveness is also discussed.

    COM665 Leadership: An interactive study of the techniques, traits, and skills needed by the leader in today’s business environment. Topics include conflict resolution, mentoring, training and development, and identification of leadership talent in organizations. Various models and business cultures will be discussed to assist students in improving the organization behavior in the work place.

    COM671 Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems: This course provides an overview of business intelligence and data warehousing and explores the major facets of developing and using a data warehouse to make effective business decisions. The course introduces the development of systems designed to capture relevant data from all segments of an enterprise, to organize the data into a coherent structure, and to provide the means to analyze the data to make rational decision using statistical calculations. The course will allow the students to gain an understanding of the decision making process utilizing both Microsoft Excel and Expert Choice Comparion software.

    MBA680 Financial Management and Analysis: This course prepares students to select and analyze accounting information for internal use by managers for decision-making, planning, directing, and controlling purposes. The focus is on cost terms and concepts, cost behavior, cost structure, and cost-volume-profit analysis, with an examination of profit planning, standard costs, operations and capital budgeting, cost control, and accounting for costs in organizations.

    RES698 Thesis I Thesis Course A is an independent self-study course. Throughout the student’s program, the milestones in the Weekly Thesis Assignments should be used to help the student prepare for the final program requirement of the final thesis paper. The student should demonstrate their mastery of the graduate studies content through the successful completion of a scholarly thesis paper, which should be properly formatted and cited according to APA Manual Version 6 guidelines; be a minimum of thirty pages in length; utilize at least fifty scholarly references; and must be directly related to the field of business.

    RES699 Thesis II 5: Thesis course B is an independent self-study course. This course is a continuation of the writing process for the completion of the Thesis requirements necessary for completion of a master's degree program.

    Units Required for Graduation: 65
    Residency Requirement: 50