MBAC 600 The Economics of Management (3.00)
Applies qualitative and quantitative microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics to business and the federal government operations from the perspective of the manager including the importance of regionalism and the global economy. NOTE: This Core course should be taken in the first 12 semester hours of the program.
MBAC 601 Ethical & Legal Environment of Business (3.00)
Examines the social and governmental structure within which business operates. Focuses on effective and ethical strategies for addressing issues of public concern including labor and employment law; administrative agency procedures; public issues management; product liability; and social contract, agency and stake-holder models of corporate responsibility. NOTE: This Core course should be taken in the first nine (9) hours of the program.
Cross listing(s): MSAC 601.
MBAC 602 Developing Effective Organizations (3.00)
Effective organizations converge adaptable leadership, engaged workforces and aligned processes. Explores concepts from organizational behavior(OB), organizational development(OD) and human resource development(HRD) and from case studies of current organizations.
MBAC 603 Marketing and Operations Decision Pts. (3.00)
Marketing and Operations are two key elements of any business organization. Focuses on the intersect of these business elements and key concepts in this intersect, both from a marketing and operations perspective.
MBAC 604 Financial Governance, Planning & Control (3.00)
Examines role of financial governance in achieving socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable business operations. Considers forms of financing, capital structures, cost management, and uses of financial statements, budgets, and financial ratios for planning and control.
MBAO 602 Operations Management (3.00)
Provides practical course studies in Operations Management fundamentals including quality management, forecasting, capacity planning, and geolocation inventory and production control, distribution systems, and planning and scheduling. Provides overviews and interrelationships of general Operations Management subject areas.
MBAO 603 Leading Projects in Contemporary Orgs (3.00)
Explores project management from a strategic perspective, focusing on development of leadership skills in the management of project teams. Examines the roles of the manager and management team; project selection, organization, and planning process; communications and negotiations; and the tactical and strategic implications in a project environment. Reviews management of business/computer information technology projects including development approaches, technical aspects of project estimation, and manual and automated project management tools.
Cross listing(s): MSM 657.
MBAO 611 Innovations in Business (3.00)
Presents concepts that will help identify and manage research and development (specifically the technology) as a strategic competitive weapon. Focuses on management of technology and the means to acquire it as it is connected to a firm's overall vision and management philosophy. Examines the relationship between product and process innovation as nonlinear events, and attempts to reconcile innovative discovery with the desire to fit technology into the orderly management of business.
Cross listing(s): MBAG 611.
MBAO 615 Management of Project Performance (3.00)
Examines aspects of project risk, cost and schedule management. Identifies the management processes required to ensure the project is completed within budget and on schedule. Provides knowledge required to cost a project, develop a project plan, and allocate the necessary resources to manage a project; analyze risks and opportunities within projects, identify methods for reducing and mitigating risks, manage project performance, including quality, human resources, communications and procurement.
Pre-requisite: TAKE MBAO*603;
Cross listing(s): MSM 658.
MBAO 617 Product Management (3.00)
Focuses on management of new and existing products from a multifunctional point of view, i.e. marketing, operations and finance. Utilizes a large-scale, computer-based simulation package to underscore the importance of multifunctional teams in product management, as well as to provide a hands-on learning format. Prerequisites: FIN 400 and MKT 325.
Pre-requisite: MBAP*504 MBAP*506
Cross listing(s): MBAF 617 MBAK 617.
MBAO 619 Emerging Technologies (3.00)
Examines emerging technologies which are changing the business landscape in the areas of speed, information, and ethics. Emerging technologies include virtual reality, synthetic systems, wisdom systems, intelligent agents, simulation modeling, robotics, biotech, and nanotechnology.
Cross listing(s): MBAO 695I.
MBAO 622 Sustainable Operations (3.00)
Examines business strategies in response to environmental and social challenges. A pragmatic business perspective on improving operations across the value chain. Grounded in life cycle and systems thinking, assists students to thoroughly understand the scope of costs, benefits and risks associated with driving toward sustainable operations.
MBAO 623 Supply Chain Managment (3.00)
Studies and analyzes the dynamic nature of supply chain management for products and services and addresses the impact of the global economy on the management process. Develops a solid grounding in the theory of supply chain design, which includes strategies for customer service, quality, logistics, inventory management, and integrated supply chain management.
MBAX 600 Sustainability/Context in 21st Century (3.00)
Provides an opportunity to analyze socially responsible business practices. Topics include: social innovation, global competitiveness, intrapreneurism and sustainability. Includes development of personal and professional development plans that link practices to sustainability.
MBAX 695 Business Platforms:A 21st Century Model (3.00)
Provides an opportunity to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to identify solutions for complex business issues. Includes development of a professional business plan and projects this plan to post-MBA career strategies. Note: A minimum of 30 prior semester hours of 600-level MBA course work is required.