All courses are 5 units. Graduate students can complete this Master of Business Administration degree program in 13 five-week modules.
MBA 615 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.
COM 620 Advanced Systems Design and Analysis : This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in systems analysis and design. The course provides in-depth coverage of established and evolving methods in information system development, demonstrating that the key to successful information system implementation starts with proper analysis and design. The course provides a broad overview of information systems development approaches including traditional structured approaches and newer object oriented approaches. As future IT managers, students will gain a general understanding of the tasks performed by systems analysts and designers.
COM 640 Distributive Communications and New Technology: This course explores the basics and convergence of current data and voice communications on a local and global level, utilizing both conducted and radiated media. Reference and usage networking models are employed to reduce the complexity of the communications systems involved. Important protocols and standards at various networking layers are discussed in detail.
MBA 655 Human Resources Management : This course focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The course includes up-to-date information on changes in the field, such as national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series.
COM 656 Principles of Information Security : This course focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The course includes up-to-date information on changes in the field, such as national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series.
COM 660 Database Selection and Administration : This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in practical database design. The course provides in-depth coverage of database design, demonstrating that the key to successful database implementation is in proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. As future IT managers, students will gain a general understanding of the tasks performed by database modelers, designers, developers, and administrators.
COM 665 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.
COM 671 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.
MBA 680 Financial Management : 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.
COM 685 Management of Network Technology Readiness : A detailed overview of the role of a manager of network technologies with respect to assessing a business’s readiness for electronic commerce. Specifically, this course addresses several flexible strategies for sustaining Web-based commerce, including identifying the correct business model, techniques for creating sustainable electronic commerce value, integrating net and business priorities, aligning leadership and governance models for maximum impact, and using the net to redraw the boundaries of industry. Emphasis is on the new rules that management uses for successful business modeling in the explosive Web-based industry of electronic commerce.
COM 690 Management of Emerging Technologies : This course focuses on the practical application of innovation. It examines the innovation process, research and development, and product development. The management of high-tech marketing, service innovation, and biotechnology innovation are also addressed. There is an emphasis on the business and technological base of innovation.
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 : 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