WMBA 1000. Web MBA Orientation (0-0-0) The purpose of the WebMBA Orientation is to create a learning community to support student success throughout this online MBA learning experience. Teams are formed and students obtain skills related to areas such as behavioral preferences, learning styles, and managing differences.
WMBA 6000. Human Behavior in Organizations (3-0-3) An examination of the behavioral and structural factors affecting the performance of organizations including both micro and macro organizational issues. This course provides an overview of the field of organizational behavior with an emphasis on employing the human resources of the firm to achieve organizational performance. Topics include motivation, leadership, job satisfaction, selection, training, and the dynamics of teams.
WMBA 6010. Managerial Accounting (3-0-3) Emphasizes the use of both internal and external data to enhance the decision-making skills of managers. Concepts include an overview of the management accounting function within the organization, cost management and cost accumulation systems, planning and control systems, use of historical data in forecasting costs, and the use of accounting information in management decision-making. Case readings enhance students' critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Students are challenged to defend their rationale for decisions.
WMBA 6040. Managerial Decisions Analysis (3-0-3) This course presents an introduction to the statistical and management science techniques that are most commonly used by managers in both the public and private sectors. Topics covered include descriptive and graphical analysis, inference, regression, forecasting, linear and integer programming, and decision analysis.
WMBA 6050. Strategic Marketing (3-0-3) Provides a study of the strategic managerial aspects of marketing given the growth of E-Commerce. Topics focus on product, price, promotion, and place in the ethical planning, implementing, and controlling of marketing operations.
WMBA 6060. Managerial Finance (3-0-3) A study of financial risk and return, capital budgeting, valuation, capital structure, working capital management and current topics in financial management. Develops a student's knowledge, analytical skills and communication skills in the area of financial management. The course gives students tools to analyze a company's financial position relative to the industry, apply time value of money concepts to business cash flows, evaluate the acceptability of a short-term and long-term financial decision, and understand the relationship between capital structure, risk, and the cost of capital.
WMBA 6070. Entrepreneurship (3-0-3) This course is designed for students to examine entrepreneurship in new or established businesses. It describes the new venture startup process and strategies for increasing the likelihood of successful venture launch. Topics covered include models of new venture formation, strategic resource acquisition and deployment, corporate entrepreneurship, value chain analysis, and harvesting the business.
WMBA 6080. Management Information Systems (3-0-3) A study of the effects of information technology on firms, industries, and the organization of work. Includes the development of strategies for corporate growth based on effective use and management of information technology, the analysis of business problems and relevant information systems solutions, and the use of IT to transform business processes and provide more effective management control and decision systems.
WMBA 6100. Operations and Supply-Chain Management (3-0-3) An introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management. Emphasis is on managerial processes for achieving effective operations in both goods-producing and service-rendering organizations. Topics include operations strategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design, forecasting, production scheduling, inventory control, and quality management and control. Topics are integrated using a systems model of the operations of an organization.
WMBA 6110. Business Strategy (3-0-3) An integrative capstone course providing an executive viewpoint of strategy formation and management of an enterprise. Students analyze complex business situations in order to determine a firm's strategies for long-run survival and growth in competitive markets, and examine techniques for analysis of environmental conditions and trends, opportunities and threats, and resource strengths and limitations. Focus is on developing plans and implementing and controlling those plans at both the strategic and operating levels. Students use real-time case studies that cover policy formulation and administration. A strategy simulation is also used.