In this course students will develop an appreciation of the historical, socio-cultural, political, legal, environmental, scientific, and economic evolution of organizations in a global context. Students will acquire a sense of the complexity of business ethical situations, the laws regarding corporate governance, and the role of their personal integrity and values.
This course will provide selected students with work-related experience in a private, public, or nonprofit organization to enhance student learning of academic concepts and their application in actual organizations. Active oversight by faculty is required along with dedicated mentoring by an approved preceptor in a suitable organization. Specific learning objectives and related experiences are required as are submission of work products suitable for faculty evaluation of performance.
Students will examine the continuing evolution of accounting practices with a focus on current regulatory reporting requirements, an understanding of global reporting issues, and the use of accounting information by investors and corporate management.
Students will examine economic concepts and analysis as used in managerial decisionmaking with emphasis on demand theory, market structure, government, economic efficiency, and policy. Selected readings will be assigned, reviewed, and discussed to develop conceptual insights. Case studies, exercises, presentations, and team projects are used to develop skills and synthesize course concepts.
Marketing is the organizational function that addresses the design and implementation of programs to create, deliver and sustain value for customers or clients. In this course, students apply universal concepts of marketing to define marketing problems, analyze the marketing environment, evaluate alternative actions, and implement an integrated set of marketing tactics to carry out the organization's objectives in its target markets. A key focus is the development of analytical skills necessary to manage marketing plans and strategy in the context of both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
A study of selected topics related to organizations and their management using readings, lectures, and discussions on subject matter so current or unique that it is not generally included in other course offerings.
This course examines the role of managers as leaders in shaping the behavior of organizational participants in order to simultaneously accomplish the organization’s performance goals and bring about adaptive change and organizational development. Selected topics from organizational behavior, human resources management, and the organization change and development literature are reviewed to develop conceptual insights. Case studies, exercises, presentations, and team projects are used to develop leadership skills and synthesize course concepts.
Students will employ decision science methodologies for problem solving in uncertain situations and utilize qualitative and quantitative information to draw conclusions. Conclusions will rest upon traditional and contemporary decision making theories in static and dynamic settings. Students will acquire the understanding of the production models, supply chain management, total quality management and their role in the value creation process.
Students will understand globalization and its impacts on business. Students will explore the corporate social performance of business and the impacts upon societies and organizations. The course will explore the corresponding demands on management systems and individuals. Analysis of global issues and application of program concepts and skills to the resolution of these issues is emphasized.
Students will investigate how information technologies influence the structure and processes of organizations and economies, and how they influence the roles and techniques of management. Technologically enabled communications will be emphasized.
Directed study and research on an approved topic by student under direction of faculty member to allow student to develop in-depth knowledge concerning a particular topic in an area related to organizations and their management. Student will develop the skills and insights necessary to critically review research material, design and implement a research study, and effectively communicate findings and their implications for managerial practice.
This course extends the student’s understanding of corporate financial management with an emphasis on investment and financing decisions within the corporation. The course combines lectures with cases to develop a solid understanding of the modern theory and practice of financial management.
Students will understand organizations as an integrated system; the relations between the functional areas; and long-range planning, implementation and control as means for value creation and competitive advantage. A capstone project requiring integration of program concepts and skills in an applied setting is required. (Prerequisites: All required MBA courses must be completed prior to taking this course except for MG 565 which may be taken currently if other courses completed.)