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Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Program of Study

Below are the courses and the required prerequisites that are necessary to complete the Master’s of Business Administration. They are listed in the order they are to be taken.

MNGT 600 – Leadership Communication
MNGT 542 – Strategic Marketing
MNGT 520 – Research Design (prerequisite Statistics)
MNGT 541 – Strategic Thinking
MNGT 512 – Managerial Economics (prerequisite Economics)
MNGT 641 – Human Resources Management
MNGT 670 – Management Information Systems
MNGT 531 – Managerial Accounting (prerequisite Accounting)
MNGT 570 – Business Law
MNGT 545 – Operations Management
MNGT 532 – Managerial Finance (prerequisite Finance)
MNGT 650 – Business Ethics
MNGT 690 – New Venture Project

Note Regarding Prerequisites: As noted above, some courses in the program require a prerequisite.  These prerequisites may be fulfilled in a number of ways, including the option to enroll in the prerequisite course concurrently during this program. 

FMBA Course Descriptions Starting Fall 2013

MNGT 512 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 3
The course offers an integration of principles from various fields of business and economics, with an emphasis on management decision-making and policy formation.  It also involves integration of theory, methodology and analytical tools for the purpose of making decisions about the allocation of scarce resources in public and private institutions. Focuses on basic economic concepts in the areas of consumer behavior, production and cost, pricing and structure of the economy.

MNGT 520 RESEARCH DESIGN 3

This is an introduction to critical market research tools—including current methods, instrument design, measurement criteria, and quantitative analysis—used to guide management decisions in an ever-changing marketplace.

MNGT 531 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3

This course presents the use of managerial accounting tools that assist in executing the decision-making, planning, directing, and controlling functions of management within a variety of organizational contexts.

MNGT 532 MANAGERIAL FINANCE 3

This is a further study of the importance of financial analysis for managerial decision-making and impact of organizational setting (i.e., for-profit or nonprofit) for financial reporting systems and controls.

MNGT 541 STRATEGIC THINKING 3

This course takes a critical look at the process of strategic thinking, including mission, goal setting, and strategy implementation. Critical to this study are the ethical, legal, social, and environmental issues inherent in business.

MNGT 542 STRATEGIC MARKETING 3

The course serves as an introduction to the concepts and language of strategic marketing, customer service, product development, and promotional strategies within the context of a global economy.

MNGT 545 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and analytic methods that are useful in understanding the management of a firm's operations. Our aim is to (1) familiarize you with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and (2) provide you with language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with these issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations. Because the course deals with the management of processes, it applies to both for-profit and non-profit organizations, to both service and manufacturing organizations, and to virtually any function along the supply chain of an industry.

MNGT 560 BUSINESS ETHICS 3

The course provides a forum for discussion and inquiry into the process of ethical analysis and moral discernment. The focus is on responsible thinking based on a system of values, resulting in managerial action that will promote the well-being of all business stakeholders.  At the conclusion of this course, students will assess their development as ethical, spiritual leaders during the course of this program.

MNGT 600 LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATIONS 3

This course provides a survey of contemporary theories and practices in the areas of leadership, shared values, motivation, and team building. It also provides a forum for the discussion of the role of effective communication in business.  Students will access their own leadership and set goals for their development and the integration of ethics and spiritual values for the course of the program

MNGT 641 HUMAN RESOURECES MANAGEMENT 3

Designed to explore and analyze the wide varieties of activities involved in executing the personnel function of an organization, this course explores the nature of responsibilities relating to the management of people.  Also provided in this course is a survey of contemporary theories and practices in the areas of leadership, shared values, motivation, and team building.

MNGT 670 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3

This course is a study of the field of information systems as used by managers in the decision making process. The class will focus on information systems to gain competitive advantage and enhance organizational performance. A strong component of the course will involve ethical decision making in relation to information systems

MNGT 570 BUSINESS LAW 3

This course is designed to provide understanding of our legal system and how it affects business. It  will enable students to recognize legal issues, understand the effect of modern legislation and administrative regulations on business practices, increase the ability to evaluate and recognize potential legal problems, and to enhance ability to work with legal counsel.

MNGT 690 NEW VENTURE PROJECT 3

The development of a comprehensive project in the form of a written business plan, focusing on the identification, exploration, and feasibility of starting a new venture, expanding an existing venture or introducing a new product or line extension.  The course incorporates an entrepreneurial focus and centers on collaborative cohort efforts, the New Venture Project is carried out over a significant part of the program.

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