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The MBA Online program is delivered by our world-renowned faculty in a high-quality, interactive, on-demand format. Our program allows for in-depth discussions between team members, as well as with faculty. While all content in the online courses is available 24/7, students have the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students in a weekly live web conferencing session. By using web conferencing, online forums, and multimedia resources, MBA Online students get the MBA experience on their terms.

Program Format

  • Finish in 24 months by taking two courses at a time
  • Courses held in 5 and 10 week blocks
  • Flexible, on-demand learning with weekly live webinars
  • Degree customization with elective options

Schedule

Fall (August) Start
Spring (February) Start
Summer (May) Start

Students take two classes at a time. 1.5 credit classes are five weeks and 3.0 credit classes are ten weeks. The following schedule is subject to change. Adjustments may be made to schedule due to instructor availability.

Course Descriptions

Business Communication
1.5 credit hours

This course provides students with an opportunity to improve both their spoken communication and writing skills in a business context.

The main focus of this course is mastering persuasive, ethical speaking and writing to a global business audience. Students will practice their oral communication skills in a variety of settings from informal coaching sessions to large, formal presentations.

Written assignments include both traditional correspondence such as memos, letters, and proposals as well as electronic correspondence such as email, blogging, text messaging, and instant messaging.

As a way to improve their communication skills, students will engage in meaningful self-analyses by examining verbal and written feedback from peers and instructors, viewing and assessing multiple videotaped presentations, and participating in writing workshops and the revision process.

Business Ethics
3 credit hours

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the ethical problems that confront managers and to approach their role as leaders with a sense of purpose and vision. The course explores students’ own ethical orientations, the values of practicing managers, and alternative approaches to ethical problems.

Representative topics include making choices about influencing and obeying the law, profits versus other values, the relationship between the interests of individuals and groups, how corporate policies affect the ethical choices of individuals, and criteria for making ethical decisions.

Business Law
3 credit hours

This course is designed to help students gain an awareness of legal and regulatory controls that impact organizational leaders.

Students will develop an understanding of how to implement strategies to avoid potential legal liability by examining best practices in various sectors such a healthcare, consumer products, and technology. Guest presentations by attorneys and corporate executives will also provide students with practical advice on how to manage legal and ethical issues.

Business Strategy
3 credit hours

This course adopts the perspective of the chief executive and challenges the student to evaluate the competitive environment, determine the firm’s core skills and capabilities, and craft a strategy that will allow the firm to leverage its competitive advantages over time.

The course begins with an introduction to the core concepts and tools of competitive analysis, and then illustrates the application of these tools to the host of questions the chief executive must answer in order to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

Business Technology
1.5 credit hours

This course provides students with (1) fundamental knowledge of information technology, established or emerging, and its exciting business applications; (2) a sound understanding of key issues and challenges surrounding the investment, evaluation, use, and management of information technology in various organizational settings; and (3) in-depth analyses of select best practices of information technology utilization, implementation, or management in different sectors.

Data Analysis
3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of basic statistical concepts and methods for managers with an emphasis on understanding the concepts and their application to the real world business data.

Topics covered include descriptive statistics (how to organize data and display it graphically), probability theory, distributions (empirical, mathematical and sampling), statistical inference (hypothesis testing), and the study of relationships (regression and correlation).

Financial Accounting
3 credit hours

Designed to provide students with an understanding of the financial-reporting process followed by all public and many private companies. Students gain the ability to read and understand published financial statements and perform formal financial analysis.

Financial Management
3 credit hours

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the financial reporting process followed by all public and many private companies.

Students will gain the ability to read and understand published financial statements and perform formal financial analysis.

Global Business
3 credit hours

This course is designed to prepare students to be managers in an international setting by exposing students to a wide variety of issues related to exporting, importing, and foreign investment.

The class will be divided into 6 units which will address international business and its cultural foundations, management of the systems governing international trade and U.S. trade policy, intellectual property rights considerations, performing broad due diligence, managing risk in an international setting, and the specific strategic tactics of doing business internationally.

Managerial Accounting

3 credit hours

This course focuses on firms’ internal accounting information systems and their use in decision-making, planning, and control.

The objectives are to increase an understanding of the data accumulation and allocation processes; to illustrate the proper application of these accounting data to solving managerial problems; and to expose the students to the strategic implications and limitations of the accounting systems and data.

Managerial Economics
3 credit hours

This course addresses fundamental principles of economics from the managerial perspective.

Topics include supply and demand in markets, analysis of production and cost, consumer theory, analysis of market structure, the banking system, and macroeconomics.

Managing & Leading in Organizations
3 credit hours

This course emphasizes human behavior concepts and principles useful in creating high performance work places.

Methods of managing individuals, groups and organizations to elicit high levels of performance are introduced through discussion of topics such as motivation, power and influence, group behavior and teams, decision making, conflict and collaboration, organization design, culture and leading change. Cases, group discussion and team exercises are used extensively in the course.

Marketing Management
3 credit hours

This course provides an overview and integration of major marketing management concepts and principles. The course covers the fundamentals of marketing strategy and the decisions relating to marketing that must be made in every profit or nonprofit organization.

Emphasis is placed on the application of these concepts to marketing decisions with the goal of developing or enhancing students’ skills at critically thinking about marketing management issues. Topics for discussion will include external analysis of the competition and customer, internal analysis of the decision-making company and formulation of marketing mix decisions.

Marketing Research
3 credit hours

Develops ability to design research to support marketing and business decisions. Stresses design of research strategy, data collection, use of multivariate statistics and computer analysis. Stresses elements of research common not just to marketing but all business research areas.

Operations Management
3 credit hours

This course involves designing, operating, and improving the processes whereby any firm (such as a hospital) transforms raw materials (e.g., sick patients) into finished goods (e.g., cured patients). We develop a framework for analyzing business process flows within a firm and across firms, applying the principles not only to service industries but also to manufacturing.

In particular, we look at the management of supply chains, capacity, inventory, quality, and product design, and discuss how to achieve a strategic fit between the Operations function and other business disciplines and how to create competitive advantage.

Project Management
3 credit hours

In this course we discuss all three phases of project management: project conception, execution, and closure.

Issues related to project leadership, budgeting, and scheduling will be addressed in the course, and case discussions will highlight state of the art project management practices. Project management software will be introduced.

Learning Objectives

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