College of Business

Online MBA

MBA Program Structure

Core (21 Credits)

ECON 5310 - Economics and Managerial Decision Making – 3 credits
Studies markets in which forms compete within the context of a global supply chain, including markets for goods and services, financial markets, and labor. Emphasizes how the interactions of these markets affect the formulation and implementation of business strategies. 

ISYS 5347 - Information Systems and Business Analytics – 3 credits
This course provides an understanding of issues related to management information systems; the concepts and applications of methods and models to support the managerial decision-making process. Focus is on the understanding of knowledge management, data warehousing, data mining, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

ACCT 5331 - Accounting and Value Creation – 3 credits
This course provides a pragmatic study of selected financial and management accounting concepts, methods and practices relating to financial analysis, cost assignment, cost management, performance management and decision analysis. The course includes ethical topics in accounting and incorporates global issues relevant to the topic areas.

MKTG 5317 - Marketing Management and Value Creation – 3 credits
This course is concerned with the theory and application of various Marketing strategies designed to create value in both for-profit and non-profit organizations (i.e., where to go and how to best get there).  Although special focus is given to online and mobile marketing techniques, including social media, more traditional Marketing approaches are also covered.  The increasingly important concepts of “Ethics” and “Sustainability,” as they apply to both ends of an organization’s value chain, are incorporated throughout this course via case studies and personal examples.

MGMT 5320 - Leading a Sustainable Organization – 3 credits 
This course will examine the meaning of sustainable development for an organization, the effect of global protocols and conventions on sustainable development strategies, and how industries derive their strategies for sustainable development. Challenges and opportunities related to developing policies and governance models that address the complex social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability will be addressed.

FINC 5347 - Financial Management and Sustainability – 3 credits 
This course is concerned with the theory and the practice of managerial finance, especially in the context of the publicly held corporation in a competitive global environment, their sustainability and value creation. The course includes analysis of current and historical financial position and short-term financial decisions. The course emphasizes long-term strategic decisions such as major investments, acquisitions and capital structure decisions. The principles of cost-benefit analysis, value creation, risk and return; and time value of money are demonstrated in a variety of business cases and real world examples. The course includes an introduction to portfolio theory, international finance and financial derivatives.

MGMT 5316 - Strategic Management – Capstone – 3 credits
This course will examine strategy formulation and implementation in an international context. Students will examine topics such as country selection, product adaptation, political risk, managing diverse country institutions, strategic cross-border arbitrage, multinational financial management, and global leadership. Case competition.   (This class should be taken in the last block of the program.)

2. Electives (9 credits)