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The Master of Science in Business Administration program enables students to contribute to the business profession and fosters independent learning. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:
Through a conceptual understanding, students will apply managerial leadership skills, marketing strategies and/or international business concepts, theory, and research to critically analyze and solve problems in unpredictable environments.
The Master of Science in Business Administration offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world. The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the business profession. MBA student’s complete general coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and business research methods. Graduates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and critically analyze and solve problems based on applied research methods. There are four concentrations in the Master of Science program.
|Course Number||Course Name||Semester Credits|
|Core Courses (31 credits)|
Decision Making and Problem Solving
This course examines the decision - making and problem - solving role of the ma nager/facilitator/leader in light of personal, organizational, and societal needs judged by standards of effectiveness and ethic cs . Decision making and problem - solving processes in organizations, utilizing logical and creative problem - solving techniques. A pplication of theory is provided by experiential activities such as small group discussions, case studies, and the use of other managerial decision aids.
|Decision Making and Problem Solving||3.0|
This course offers a study of the international dimension s of finance on both developed and underdeveloped nations, the role of multinational corporations, foreign exchange rates and markets, international sources of funds, the cost of capital, financial structure, and capital budgeting for foreign projects.
This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skills and abilities to solve problems, organize and prese nt projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on en trepreneurship. This course focuses on creating high performance teams and develop ing the leadership of Project Managers.
This course examines the corporate dimension of financial reporting and analysis. It pro vides an in - depth look at the enterprise and the preparation and presentation of financial statements. Topics covered include corporate taxation, transfer pricing, foreign currency translation, financial disclosure, and accounting harmonization. The c ourse promotes the quantitative skills and the understanding of accounting and financial management in the complex situation.
Management Information Systems
This course explores the use of technologies both to build innovative systems to gain competitive advantage and also to optimize operations for competitive advantage, particularly through the use of enterprise systems. The implementation and use of these systems to build strategic partnerships and customer relationships are also discus sed .
|Management Information Systems||3.0|
This course pays fundamental attention to the understanding of CI, its resources and scope. Special attention is given to the identification of the kind of problems that CI can solve, the methods to do i t and the ethical constraints of this discipline. The course has a practical approach, with a particular focus on the utilization of CI resources by any organization.
Human Resources and Knowledge Management
This course prepares Huma n Resources Managers to participate in the organizational knowledge management efforts and facilitate s management of knowledge. The course using case studies of many organizations shows the various aspects of Knowledge Management and how the three aspects, Strategy, T echnology and HRM need to be aligned together to manage knowledge management.
|Human Resources and Knowledge Management||3.0|
This course provides a general outline of the nature of business, including ownership, management, and organization. Bus iness operations such as finance and decision - making controls are emphasized . The legal and regulatory environment in which business operates are examined .
Tools for Business Statistic
This course analyzes statistics as the science o f learning from data to support decision making. The objective of this course is to explore and apply statistical concepts and procedures that are used to collect, analyze, summarize and report data in typical business situations. The main content emphasiz es descriptive and inferential statistics, and hypothesis testing and probability.
|Tools for Business Statistics||3.0|
This Capstone course is the culminating course/event for all the other courses and content a student has undertaken to achieve the MBA degree. In this course the students will bring to bear all the learning and knowledge from the previous courses to show competence in the field of Business Administration. Specifically, students are expected to submit a comprehensive work, developing a Business Plan, Proposal (for Project, Program, Process, etc.), or any other comparable work.
Entrepreneurship (9 Credits)
International Trade for Entrepreneurs
This course provides graduates with key concepts and skills to identify international opportunities/threats, analyze their impact, formulate appropriate strategies and implement applicable action plans to achieve company goals. It will help graduates to understand today's competitive global environment, marketing, finance, and policy. The course also examines legal, logistical, organizational and cultural issues.
|International Trade for Entrepreneurs||3.0|
International Entrepreneurship: Case Studies
This course provides students the knowledge to st art and manag e a new business understating that it is a risky albeit potentially rewarding undertaking. The complexity and challenges (as well as the potential payoffs) facing entrepreneurs and business managers vary across different countries and are even greater when their business ventures are international in scope. This course addresses the issues specific to international venturing includi ng search and identification of opportunities in foreign markets, logistics of international business expansion, cross - cultural business communication, and international sourcing, international deal - making and networking.
|International Entrepreneurship: Case Studies||3.0|
Creating New Ventures
This course provide s students the knowledge to master today's most effective corporate finance tools and techniques for successful entrepreneurial ventures. Creating New Ventures course follows a "life cycle of the firm" as it introduces the the ories, knowledge, and financial tools any entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful business venture. Students will focus on sound financial management practices, such as how and where to obtain financial capital, the stages o f financing, business cash flow models, and strategic positioning. Also, students even will gain important insights into effectively interacting with the financial institutions and regulatory agencies that are central to financing ventures. The course prov ides the knowledge and insights needed for entrepreneurial success .
|Creating New Ventures||3.0|
|International Business (9 Credits)|
This course is a special study of international competitiveness with an emphasis on cultural diversity and an overview of cultural similarities and differences among developing and developed countries. The course develops a global orientation and assesses situations and devices solutions.
Global Business Law
This course provides a survey of internati onal laws and regulations affecting the international business arena. A special emphasis will be placed on the evolving changes in international regulation and its impact on multinational companies. This course promotes a solid business judgment and desire to tackle complex business problems, and a creative/conceptual way of thinking.
|Global Business Law||3.0|
Global Business Environments
This course offers an integrative , interdisciplinary view for more specialized courses and self - directed learning. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international, providing students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross - border business. Glo balization is considered as the process by which national economies are becoming more integrated. International dimensions of business functions and operations are offered, with consideration of their global interactions.
|Global Business Environments||3.0|
|Leadership (9 Credits)|
Leadership Theories and Practices
This course introduces students to the major theories of leadership and their application in personal and professional settings. Students will engage in self - reflective and applied learning activities that allow them to draw upon their personal characteristics and experiences to make connections between class work and their leadership roles in their communities. Emphasis is placed on identifying work behaviors aligned with relating to people, thinking styles, and emoti onal intelligence that is necessary to become successful in any organization. It emphasizes career development, cultural fit and interpersonal savvy. Contemporary literature, case studies and work styles assessment will be used to support learning.
|Leadership Theories and Practices||3.0|
Creating and Leading in Effective Organizations
This is a course that combines a step - by - step content to build a business plan with the leadership and ethical practices required to succeed. Effective leadership and time management are requ ired to build an ethical organization that incorporates social responsibility with the community.
|Creating and Leading in Effective Organizations||3.0|
Cross - Cultural Human Relations and Negotiation
This course is designed to promote effective leadership competencies for managerial level positions and to enhance interpersonal skills for effective communicati on and productivity. This course explains potential differences in the negotiation styles of counterparts from other cultures. This course will allow students to develop negotiation skills experientially and understand negotiation in useful analytical fram eworks. Considerable emphasis will be placed on negotiation exercises and role - playing in class, followed by group discussion, lecture and individual analysis.
|Cross-Cultural Human Relations and Negotiation||3.0|
|Marketing (9 Credits)|
Global Marketing: Case Analysis
This course lays the foundation to gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace by providing a hands - on understanding of the competitive implications affecting global marketing strategies, as well as covers the factors that govern the decision to enter export marketing and analyzes planning, organizing, and managing an international business marketing strategy. Topics include foreign market surveys; understanding trade barriers, pricing, distribution channels, and cultural d ifferences that affect marketing strategies; and how to create a global marketing strategy. Students should leave the course with a comprehensive understanding of global competitive marketing core concepts and how global marketing strategies can affect a company's future performance.
|Global Marketing Case Analysis||3.0|
Marketing Research and Analysis
This course provides the study of research procedures and techniques for problem solving in marketing. Concepts are explored , and the incorporation of informati on resources into the management function demonstrated. Promote coordination/project management skills, presentation skills, ability to recognize key factors in extensive data.
|Marketing Research and Analysis||3.0|
Marketing Strategy and Planning
This course discusses t he process of creating a marketing plan including analyzing the environment, establishing marketing objectives, and developing customer and marketing mix strategies. The c ourse promotes the ability to motivate others, strategic thinking, multi - functional team experience and creativity.
|Marketing Strategy and Planning||3.0|
Master of Science