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MS in Business Administration

ACCT 6301 Reporting Accounting Positions
An examination of managerial planning, control, and decision-making methodologies with an emphasis on facilitating the development and implementation of business strategies; an introduction of experiential learning and teaching utilizing the case study method. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be more intelligent users of organizational accounting systems and to enable students to successfully begin their Program research project. Topics include: Financial statement literacy, cost concepts, budgeting, and case study methodology among others.

BLAW 6306 Strengthening Stakeholder Responsibility
An examination of the legal doctrines that affect the business environment; emphasizes the importance of evaluating organizational decisions to minimize liability and risk; students apply a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model in case studies; review of and guidance on the student’s progression in their Program research project. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to proactively anticipate and evaluate legal and ethical organizational dilemmas and to support the successful completion of the Program research project. Topics include: Legal foundations, the American judicial system, dispute resolution, contracts, stakeholder responsibility, and case study preparation and evaluation, among others.

BFIN 6303 Funding Organizational Performance
An examination of the applied theory and methods of organizational financial decision-making. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to use financial theory to solve organization dilemmas. Topics include: Valuation, risk assessment, market efficiency, and financial planning, among others.

BMGT 6302 Leveraging the Best in People
An examination of the fundamentals of organizational leadership; Emphasizes the application of theoretical concepts to actual settings and situations; Students examine propositions, perspectives, and theories individually culminating in a personal leadership profile. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to ethically influence individual performance and organizational decisions. Topics include: Leadership styles, models, theories, and behaviors, among others.

BMGT 6307 Investigating Business Solutions
An examination of the fundamentals of business research methodology; Emphasizes the research designs commonly utilized in business decision making scenarios. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to beneficially apply quantitative methods to organizational decisions. Topics include: Experiment design, sampling, measuring, prediction, and causation, among others.

BMKT 6308 Maximizing Customer Value
An examination of the strategic marketing management process; Students will develop skills enabling them to formulate, implement, and monitor marketing activities within an organization. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to develop a comprehensive, integrated marketing strategy for an organization. Topics include: Marketing mix, strategy, research, consumer behavior, segmentation, targeting, positioning, and branding, among others.

BMGT 6309 Delivering Customer Value
An examination of the integrated supply chain and logistics including their management, operations, design, and administration. Students are provided with knowledge of current methods facilitating the addition of substantial customer value in the delivery process. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to increase organizational levels of efficiency and effectiveness related to the distribution of products. Topics include: Supply chains, logistics, accommodation, procurement, manufacturing, integrated operations, inventory, transportation, warehousing, handling, and network design, among others.

BMGT 6310 Sustaining Strategic Advantage Capstone
An examination of the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the MSBA Program; emphasizes the importance of innovation and leadership in leveraging key organizational differentiators for long-term sustainability; successful completion of the Program’s research project. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to create and implement sustainable organizational competitive advantages. Topics include: Strategic analysis, formulation, implementation, case study mastery, among others.

ECON 6305 Competing in a Global Economy
An examination of trade and monetary theory and policy from an international perspective. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to understand the global economic implications related to employment, working conditions, and equity and select a policy position on emerging international issues. Topics include: Classical and neoclassical trade theory, trade policy, international monetary economics, macroeconomic policy, and world monetary arrangements, among others.

HRES 6304 Maximizing Human Capital
An examination of the fundamentals of strategic human resource management; Emphasizes the position that an organization’s employees are its most valuable asset and that they should be viewed as an investment to be nurtured, guarded, and empowered. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to become proponents of elevating and engaging employees as the key competitive advantage within an organization. Topics include: Selection, recruitment, retention, empowerment, compensation, and EEO, among others.