The vast majority of our MBA students are working professionals who don't have time for fluff. They want a curriculum that provides a strategic understanding of today's business problems, and the latest knowledge, best practices and tools to solve those problems.
Our MBA students are challenged to apply what they've learned in the classroom -- to put it to work the next day in their companies and organizations. Thus, our courses are taught with demanding, no-nonsense approaches that stress application of knowledge and measurable results.
The Online Professional MBA program is a 33 credit-hour program that consists of a 30 credit-hour Core (common to all of our MBA programs) and one three-credit-hour elective course. There are no prerequisite courses required for the core curriculum. The following three courses: ACCT 7050, Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance; MGMT 7135, Leadership and Team-Building; and MKTG 7555, Creativity and Innovation, can be taken as a three-day, on-campus, residency course. These courses will be scheduled on a rotating basis in the weeks before the beginning of a semester.
Core Classes (30 hrs.)
MMGMT 7135: Seminar in Leadership. (2). Theoretical and practical consideration of leadership in high performing business organizations; detailed analysis of relevant organizational behavior concepts; particular focus on theories of motivation, styles of leadership and emotional intelligence.
MKTG 7555: Creativity and Innovation. (2). Focused analysis and discussion of the imaginative, creative processes used for innovation in business contexts. Theoretical underpinnings of creativity and innovation are explored; special attention is given to environmental effects on individual and group creativity. Creativity knowledge is applied in the areas of product ideation, innovation management, and product design.
ACCT 7050: Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. (2). Detailed analysis of the role of corporate governance in the free enterprise system and capital markets; focused consideration of moral principles, ethical standards, and corporate code of business ethics.
ACCT 7080: Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers. (3). Use of accounting information by an organization's investors, creditors, regulatory authorities and managers; develop financial and credit analysis skills that are useful in business decision making. Analysis of accounting information that can be used by management to monitor the efficiency, quality, and timeliness of its operations; pricing and costing of products and services, planning, and performance measurement.
ECON 7100: Economics for the Global Executive. (3). Concepts and tools of economic theory and their application to business and social issues in the context of a global economy; the decisions of firms, consumers and governments and how their interactions determine market outcomes; market structures, the impact of international trade and currency markets on firms that compete in a global economy.
MIS 7650: Information Systems in the Global Enterprise. (3). Information technology's impact on globalizations of businesses; international IT environment; models and issues in international IS; planning and managing global systems; case studies and applications.
FIR 7155: Global Financial Management. (3). Theory and practice of modern financial theory as it is currently practiced in an interdependent global economy by corporate financial managers, financial consultants and managers of financial institutions.
SCMS 7313: Global Operations Management. (3). A comprehensive course that addresses the acquisition, transformation and distribution of goods and services within the global supply chain. The course will present concepts, tools and strategies used to design and manage operations. Topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to: strategic implications, performance measurement, process management, sourcing, operations design, quality, inventory, logistics, enabling information systems and technology, and global issues.
SCMS 7110: Quantitative Tools for Managers. (3). Statistical concepts and tools, optimization and simulation techniques useful in understanding, assessing, and controlling operations of business and economic society.
MKTG 7140: Global Strategic Marketing. (3). Marketing strategy and in-depth analysis of issues impacting global management of marketing, including: interrelationships among global business environments and strategies, analysis value creating global strategies, competitive intelligence gathering, customer segment analysis, integrated marketing technologies, customer relationship management.
MGMT 7160: Global Strategic Management. (3). Decisions and actions for development and implementation of long-term plans that determine organizational performance; role of top management decision making in establishing the firm’s mission; focus on strategic analysis of alternative actions; evaluation of environmental conditions, industry characteristics, and organizational capabilities in determining strategy in a global context. *Can only be taken in the last semester as the Capstone course for the program*
ELECTIVE (3 HRS.)
Students who do not desire an MBA concentration are required to take a 3 hour elective (approved by the MBA Program Director) beyond the 30 hour Core. Electives vary from semester to semester. Please see the Current Class Schedule for a list of approved electives.