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MBA - Master of Business Administration


MBA 5115. Survey of Accounting and Finance (3-0-3) MBA 5115. Survey of Accounting and Finance (3-0-3) Financial analysis applied to problems of capital and use of funds to meet the goals of the firm. This course is required for students who do not have nine undergraduate semester hours of accounting and finance, or the equivalent. Not open to students pursuing the BBA.

MBA 5127. Decision Science (3-0-3) Acquaints student with the use of quantitative tools and techniques in business decision making. This course is required for students who do not have six undergraduate semester hours of statistics and applied management science (operations management), or the equivalent. Not open to students pursuing the BBA.

MBA 5146. Economic Methods and Analysis (3-0-3) Contemporary economic methodology and theory and their application. This course is required for students who do not have six undergraduate semester hours of economics. Not open to students pursuing the BBA.

MBA 6117. Managerial Accounting (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MBA 5115 or equivalent. An in-depth look at accounting from the standpoint of the managerial decision-making process.

MBA 6126. Strategic Management (3-0-3) Prerequisites: 18 semester hours of 6000-level MBA credit. MBA capstone course to analyze major management decisions and policies under simulated conditions. Relationships of stockholders, board of directors, the chief executive officer, upper echelon, and operating managers are studied with respect to corporate goals, policies, and procedures.

MBA 6138. Management Information Systems (3-0-3) Prerequisites: 9 semester hours of 7000-level MBA credit. The role of management information systems in supporting the decision-making process in modern business organizations. This course emphasizes the use of information as a competitive tool.

MBA 6145. Managerial Economics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MBA 5146 or equivalent. Analysis of decision theory and criteria for managerial decision making concerning output, pricing, capital budgeting, scale of operations, investment, inventory control, antitrust, and regulatory controls.

MBA 6157. Managerial Finance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MBA 6117 or equivalent. Financial analysis applied to problems of capital and use of funds to meet the goals of the firm.

MBA 6165. Operations Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MBA 5127 or equivalent. Use of quantitative tools and techniques in business decision making with emphasis on decision under certainty. Topics covered include linear programming and extensions, non-linear programming, maxima-minima, and their operational application.

MBA 6176. Marketing Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MBA 6145. A marketing strategy course which emphasizes the marketing functions from the point of view of the marketing manager, focusing on the analytical tools the marketing manager uses. Topics include market segmentation and product differentiation, competitive analysis and product positioning, market measures and forecasts, product and brand management, pricing and distribution strategies, promotional strategy, and international marketing. The student taking the class should be familiar with the basics of marketing, consumer behavior, and promotional strategy.

MBA 6188. Professional Communication Skills (3-0-3) A course designed to enhance essential communication skills for managers: writing, persuasive speaking, presentation, and reports. Course also describes and analyzes the managerial communications implications of organizational behavior concepts.

MBA 6475. MBA Practicum (0-6-3) Prerequisite: Must be within last 15 hours of MBA Program. Independent field research resulting in a report on a management issue that uses analytical skills and develops a workable solution. Must be approved by the MBA committee and be supervised by a faculty member.

MBA 6795. Seminar in Organizational Behavior (3-0-3) Survey and critical analysis of research and theory in individual, group and organizational managerial aspects, and affirmative action policy.

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