Course Descriptions

MB501 Financial Accounting (3)
This course provides non-accounting professionals a solid understanding of the various financial statements and tools that are used in providing decision making information to the various constituents of an organization. The student will gain an understanding of the accounting skills, and mindset that are necessary to create and run a business.

MB502 Fundamentals of Management (3)
This course provides individuals with a basic yet rigorous understanding of the functions of planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling that managers at all levels are expected to perform. The process of decision-making is explored with special emphasis on the practical skills and tools needed to improve organizational effectiveness.

MB503 Economics for Managers (3)
In this course the dynamics of economic growth and change are explored. Money and banking, wealth, income, employment, inflation, exchange rates, budgetary debts, and other economic fluctuations are examined. The roles of market structures, supply and demand, consumer behavior, and government interventions, particularly in relation to price determination will also be examined.

MB505 Marketing for Managers (3)
In this course, individuals will examine the marketing mix from the perspective of management, with particular attention to how decisions concerning target markets, marketing research, planning, and strategy are accomplished. Attention is given to product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution, as well as the current trends and technologies in marketing.

MB506 Management Information Systems (3)
This course examines how current and emerging technologies are used to support and transform the various functions of an organization. Emphasis is given to how properly configured information systems and new technologies are relied upon to reengineering business processes, provide critical intelligence to business operations, and enable the development of new products and services.

MB507 Organizational Behavior (3)
Organizational behavior refers to the dynamics of human relations occurring between individuals and groups within the context of an organizational setting and to how those interactions contribute to, or detract from, the effectiveness of an organization. In this course, attention will be given to the critical and practical aspects of motivation, teamwork, leadership, power, politics, conflict resolution, and organizational culture (Prerequisite: MB502)

MB508 The Global Manager (3)
This course provides individuals with a solid understanding of how practices of management are impacted by the context of the culture within which they take place. Emphasis is given to the strategies and organizational structures that must be created or changed when operating within different competitive, legal, technological, and social environments. Current issues in the globalization of the highly competitive world economy will also be explored.

MB510 Critical Analysis for Professionals (3)
Today’s challenging and dynamic business environment requires, more than ever, the need for managers to explore beneath the surface of issues; challenge ideas; try out new approaches; and seek new viewpoints to solve problems. This course will cover various critical and systems thinking techniques and tools that involves asking questions, examining assumptions, uncovering facts and weighing the validity of arguments. (Course cannot be waived.)

MB600 Managerial Finance (3)
This course provides non-finance professionals a solid understanding of capital budgeting, risk and return on investments, diversification, long and short-term financing, as well as interest rate theory are explored in this course. The student will gain an understanding of the financial skills, and mindset that are necessary to create and run a business. (Prerequisite: MB501)

MB601 Managerial Statistics & Six Sigma (3)
This course provides individuals with an understanding of the various statistical concepts and tools that are used by managers in business within the Six Sigma methodology, including the topics of probability, measures of central tendency, correlations, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. Statistical computer software will be used to enhance the learning experience.

MB602 Decision Making & the Ethical Manager (3)
On an ongoing basis, managers are confronted with decisions requiring ethical awareness. This course explores the various ethical dilemmas confronting and impacting the various organizational stakeholders. Individuals are provided with various ethical frameworks and encouraged to fine tune their own ethical reference points. Case studies are used to appreciate the complexities and impact of ethics in decision making.

MB603 Strategic Management (3)
The methods, problems and issues of strategy formulation and implementation are increasingly relevant in today’s dynamic, complex, and highly competitive environment. This course will focus on the many variables and situational factors that must be dealt with from a total enterprise perspective. The student will be challenged to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to craft and implement the most appropriate strategies. (Prerequisite: MB 502)

MB604 Operations Management (3)
The emphasis of this course is the continuous streamlining and reevaluation of the processes and systems that comprise an enterprise’s value chain in order to improve organizational effectiveness, and to successfully compete in a global environment. The course will also include an integrated investigation into a firm’s manufacturing, marketing, logistics, research & development, and customer service functions.

MB605 Human Resource Administration (3)
A commonly espoused principle in business is that the most important resource in any organization is its people. In this course, students will develop a keen understanding of job analysis, recruiting and selecting, talent management, appraisals, compensation, and benefits as well as the issue of work/life balance. Special emphasis will be placed on the challenges of balancing the needs of the organization with the needs of the individual

MB607 The Dynamics of Effective Leadership (3)
Leadership has emerged as one of the most critical and controversial topics in our current business environment. In this course, different styles of leadership are explored along with the techniques and practices that are used by successful leadership. This course will include the analysis of cases that demonstrate effective as well as non-effective leadership behaviors and their impact on organizational effectiveness.

MB610 Project & Portfolio Management (3)
It is critical in today’s dynamic and demanding business environment that organizations deliver quality products and services on-time and within budget while meeting the increasing demands of various stakeholders This course will provide extensive working knowledge of project and program management best practices, tools, and techniques. This course can be used as a solid foundation for future study toward a project management certification.

MB611 Managers & the Law (3)
Any business may be subject to various legal concerns including employment issues, contract disputes, regulatory compliance, environmental investigations, negligence claims, purported violations of fiduciary duties and securities fraud. This course will provide the student with practical legal knowledge and principles in order to become a more informed and sensitive business leader.

MB612 Managing Innovation & Change (3)
In today’s turbulent and hyper-competitive environment organizations must continually re-invent themselves or differentiate themselves from the competition. Research suggests that organizations that excel at managing the intersection of people, process and technology produce superior results. This course will focus on the practices and multi-dimensional aspects of managing innovation and organizational change.

MB613 Organizational Communications (3)
An investigation into communication strategies, and how to effectively use them as a leader and professional in communicating with an organization’s stakeholders. The course includes personal communication styles, media and tools for the manager, organizational communications climate, cross-cultural communications challenges, adapting communications to the specific needs of the audience, and cultivating and nourishing communication networks

MB614 Current Topics in Management (3)
This course will select and analyze contemporary topics that are of particular importance in our dynamic and volatile business environment that have not been covered in other core or elective courses. Possible topics will be solicited from business practitioners, faculty and students, as well as from respected research sources. Guest speakers with relevant expertise will be sought.

MB700 Business Policy & Decision Making (3)
This first capstone course is the culmination of all previous coursework. Through the extensive use of the business model framework, cases analysis and analyzes of current business events, students will examine how the various dimensions of a business should be integrated in order to provide sustainable competitive advantage in a dynamic and uncertain business environment. Emphasis will be placed on a team based business model project

MB702 Business Plan Formulation (6)
This second capstone course will have students experience the role of an entrepreneur. Students will develop an entire business plan, including the marketing, promotion, pricing, distribution, and financing arrangements required for a new business initiative taking into account the possible effects of competition, legal regulations, and other external factors. This course will strive to include team-based research in a real-life business venture for a local entrepreneur.

HC630 Long-Term Care Management (3)
This course focuses on the analysis and operation of long-term care organizations and their services in a changing environment. This includes the infrastructure necessary to support, deliver, and monitor care, operational issues such as reimbursement, case mix, compliance, recruitment, retention, supervision of staff, survey management, and other key success factors. This course will also discuss the impact of environmental forces such as regulatory changes and consumer expectations in shaping the nursing home industry and the associated responsibilities of nursing home administrators.