2014-2015 Accelerated MBA Course Schedule

Monday, August 18, 2014

Accelerated MBA Orientation/Breakfast (Spann Commons 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)

 Week of August 18-22, 2014

MG554 Human Resource Management: This week-long intensive course involves a comprehensive analysis of behavioral theory and practical, analytical techniques for dealing with day-to-day problems in work situations. The specific objective is to develop the action-taking ability and the administrative capacity and know-how to handle the human problems of organizations within an appropriate policy framework.

Week of August 25-29, 2014

MS575 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making: This week-long intensive course introduces students to the quantitative analytical tools, models, and concepts which aid the managerial decision making process. Topics include statistical hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, regression analysis, decision theory, and risk analysis.

September 2 - December 19, 2014

MS552 Operations Research Techniques: This course concentrates on the application of quantitative decision-making to business problems. Emphasis is placed on linear programming, transportation problem analysis, waiting line theory, PERT/CPM project management, and inventory control techniques.

MG551 Organizational Theory and Behavior: This course surveys the major areas within the field of management, examining structures and processes on both group and organizational levels. Both traditional and contemporary organizational theories are analyzed and applied to business operations.

FN585 Capital Markets:  This course provides an in-depth look at modern capital markets and the related role of financial intermediaries. The course considers both domestic and international sources of capital, including recent innovations in equity and debt markets. Short and long-term debt is introduced through an examination of rating methodologies and agencies, risk analysis, asset leverage, cost of capital, yield curve analysis and other related tools. Corporate and government bond markets are thoroughly explored. Equity market analysis includes strategies for equity capital acquisition as well as an in-depth look at stock markets, stock market indices, and advanced methods of dealing with market instability. Emphasis is placed on electronic market platforms.

CS550 Technology Management and Integration:  This course is designed to provide a graduate-level introduction of corporate information systems, including investigations in the role of technology for communications, decision making, management, and planning. Students will demonstrate competency in utilizing information technologies on the managerial level and adapt technology to business scenarios and leadership decisions.

MK551 Marketing Management: This course analyzes marketing functions, institutions, and policies dealing with consumer and industrial products and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. Strategic marketing plans are formulated by students through the use of case analysis. Decision-making, dealing with product/service development, pricing strategies, distribution methods, and promotional activities are stressed.

January 12 - May 1, 2015

MG615 Ethical Leadership: This course addresses advanced issues in ethical leadership to provide the student with tools to recognize and address social and ethical issues as they arise in the corporate setting. Emphasis is placed on corporate social responsibility and global business citizenship as well as ethical decision making with institutional stakeholders.

EC656 International Economics: This course focuses on international economic issues and theories basic to the analysis of the global economy. By integrating theory, current events, and policy, students can use international economics as a tool to understand the global marketplace. Successful completion will provide students with an understanding of the impact of international economics on the domestic economy and specific sectors of business.

MG552 Legal Aspects of Management: This course investigates the partnership and corporate laws that directly affect the line officer and managerial policy-making. Other topics include powers and responsibilities of shareholders, officers, and directors; liabilities of the corporation and its officers under criminal law; and government constraints and implications for the private enterprise system.

MG610 Entrepreneurship and Innovation: This course is designed to strengthen the students skills in business leadership as related to the confluence of innovation, enterprise development and entrepreneurism. This course will provide a framework for understanding organizational issues underlying creative and entrepreneurial success. Students will critically analyze leadership characteristics of entrepreneurs and investigate means of adding value to organizations. Students will develop skills leading to effective communication and management for an evolving organization, including patent management, recognition of potential funding sources, target markets, and other challenges in the entrepreneurial environment. Students will explore entrepreneurial theory and business principles in order to maximize the chances of a successful new business start-up.

Week of May 11-15, 2015

MG695 Strategic Planning : This is a capstone, week-long intensive course. Complex business situations are analyzed in this course, with particular attention given to the development and analysis of a strategic business plan.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Commencement Ceremony

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