Program Length: 15 months
The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective manager in a variety of organizational settings. It is a comprehensive program designed to provide graduates with the background to advance in their career rather than training to target a particular job within an organization. The broad goal of the program is to provide students with the foundations in content and competencies that will support their development as effective managers in a variety of organizational settings.
The Entrepreneurship emphasis is designed to prepare students to launch a new business or foster new business initiatives within established organizations. The program provides a broad overview of business concepts, including essential foundational knowledge of management principles and practices. It also features specific training to help students develop the skills to launch successful new ventures.
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Financial Accounting for Management
An examination of accounting procedures related to recording, reporting, analyzing, and interpreting financial data. Applies accounting concepts and perspectives to financial and business decisions. Emphasis is placed on applying technical accounting procedures in the evaluation and analysis of business events.
Dynamics of the Organization
A survey of the concepts and practices of organizational development. A variety of organizational models is presented with applications to relevant business cases. Course features cases and readings devoted to the environmental, technological, and interpersonal elements of an organization's operation.
The development and execution of a company's marketing plan are emphasized in this course. All elements of the marketing organization are reviewed, and their contributions to an effective marketing effort are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the impacts of telecommunications and information technology on marketing.
In this course, the student conducts an examination of advanced concepts in financial management. Application of financial concepts and techniques to relevant business cases is emphasized. Financial management's evolving role in industry is presented. Financial strategies are presented in the context of a company's overall strategic objectives.
Information Technology and Society
This course covers the key elements in information technology and their application to business and social organizations. Explores the nature of computing and telecommunications and their impact on societal structures. Rapid, complex change induced by information technology and its influence on decision-making is emphasized. Course features readings, cases, and discussion of information technology's impact on industry.
Communication Dynamics for Professionals
A practical approach to communication theory, this course enables students to understand and apply the principles of communication to organizational encounters. Various strategies for effective communication are provided, including inter- and intra-personal settings. Emphasis is placed on improving communication performance by applying strategies for enhanced communication.
Statistics for Management
An in-depth treatment of statistical procedures used in the analysis of business issues and problems. Students are encouraged to think about business issues and challenges from a scientific, statistical point of view. Tools of statistical analysis for business are presented and applied to relevant business cases. Course features readings, cases, and discussion of statistical models and analysis for industry.
Applications in Economic Analysis
Focuses on application of micro- and macroeconomic concepts to organizational decision-making. The scientific analysis of economic variables in internal and external environments is emphasized. Relationships between economic events and their impact on organizational performance are presented.
Developing Business Strategy
Explores the development, formulation, and implementation of business strategies. Students are exposed to environmental considerations for organizational strategy and the impact of change dynamics and challenges of competition and bureaucracy on organizational strategy.
This course introduces the issues faced by those who wish to start a business or launch a new initiative in an existing business. Students will learn how to identify potentially valuable opportunities, obtain the resources necessary to pursue an opportunity,create a viable organization, and manage and grow the business into a sustainable enterprise.
This course is designed to provide the student with skills for formulating and preparing a written guide to starting and running a business successfully. The course emphasizes the role the business plan plays in loan applications and venture funding, promoting growth, and providing a map for the entrepreneur to follow.
Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture
This course is designed to help the entrepreneur make better financing and investment decisions in startup business settings. Various funding alternatives for startup ventures will be examined, including a risk/benefit analysis of equity and debt financing options.
This course examines business-process issues that drive quality, customer satisfaction, efficiency and productivity. Topics include value-chain management, logistics, forecasting, capacity planning, inventory control, project management, process improvement and quality management.
Current Topics in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Recognized experts speak on entrepreneurial management topics of interest ranging from industry challenges and opportunities, legal and ethical issues, leadership, strategy, technology, etc.
Entrepreneurship Capstone Project
Students will complete a project that integrates and demonstrates mastery of the learning objectives of the degree program.
Total Courses: 15Total Credits: 60
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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
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