MBA-h Course Calendar

Term 1 (January 2015-May 2015)

January Residency 6 days

  • BA 520 Economic Analysis (3)
  • This course introduces students to the tools and concepts of economic analysis.
  • BA 523 Integrated Introduction to Management and Marketing (3)
  • A foundational, integrated introduction to management and marketing topics. Students will develop problem identification, analytic, and decision-making skills through application of course concepts to applied business problems.
  • BA 587 Professional Development (1)
  • PC skills for professionals; introduction to communication skills expectations and coaching available during the program; computer-assisted meeting tools.
  • BA 653 Individuals, Teams, & Careers (1)
  • Introduces human-asset issues in organizations from personal, legal, and management perspectives.

Term 2 (May 2015-September 2015)

May Residency 4 days

  • BA 521 Accounting for Managers (3)
  • Students will develop an understanding of financial and managerial accounting from a user’s perspective and will be able to prepare financial reports, analyze and appropriately use financial information to inform business decisions.
  • BA 522 Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management for Decision Making (3)
  • Students will review basic data analysis and statistics, and learn basic operations management concepts such as quality management and quality control, forecasting, supply chain management, production and service processes, and inventory control all in a context of managerial decision making.

Term 3 (September 2015-January 2016)

September Residency 3 days

  • BA 524 Principles of Finance and Law for Managers (3)
  • Survey of the major areas of law and financial operations in business and their relationship to other business functions; internal financial activities, sources of funds, the firm’s involvement with money and capital markets, basic techniques of financial analysis and their application to financial decision making; knowledge of securities, employment and contract laws; development of an understanding of the financial and legal system.
  • BA 650 Systems, Orientation, and Training (1)
  • Systems view of the firm; ethics perspectives; business strategy, and the case method approach to business.
  • BA 659 Strategy and Leadership (3)
  • Students evaluate strategic business challenges, considering managerial implications of organizational issues, to make high-level decisions and determine proper leadership to implement those decisions. Students use analytical tools and class discussion to formulate and implement policy. This case intensive class sets the foundation for other core MBA classes.
  • BA 687 Professional Development (1)
  • This course offers enrichment activities geared to building vital business life-skills. Students will build confidence and skills in the areas of: career development, business ethics and international practices.

Term 4 (January 2016-May 2016)

January Residency 5 days

  • BA 652 Managing People and Processes (3)
  • Overview of the behavior and motivation of individuals within an organizational framework; interactions among organizational design, culture, and processes, emphasizing information technology; process management; and improvement.
  • BA 654 Managerial Decision Making (4)
  • Analytical techniques for managerial decision-making; relationships between financial markets and firm goals, effects of cost evaluation on firm decision-making, and long-term financial decisions both nationally and internationally.

Term 5 (May 2016-September 2016)

May Residency 4 days

  • BA 641 Business Consulting (3)
  • This course provides an overview of management, marketing, and communication skills necessary for success for MBA Consulting Concentration graduates. These skills contribute to consulting and management competencies for success in competitive organizations.
  • BA 643 Business Consulting Practicum (1.5)*
  • This course is covered over two terms. The final grade is received at the conclusion of the fall term. MBA student teams analyze real business problems, develop implementation plans, and provide recommendations to solve strategic problems, enhance organizational efficiency or effectiveness, or evaluate business opportunities.
  • BA 651 Customers, Markets, and Organizations (4)
  • Assessment of markets and customers, both nationally and internationally. Evaluation of market structure, conduct, and performance with statistical tools. Develop, evaluate, and assess marketing strategy.

Term 6 (September 2016-January 2017)

September Residency 3 days

  • BA 642 Decision Modeling and Simulation (3)
  • This course is designed to build the decision-making abilities of non-accounting MBAs. Students will consider the managerial implications of organizational issues as they plan, lead, organize, and control day-to-day operations. Students will learn modeling and project management skills, and will be able to apply those skills as they work in teams on a business operations simulation.
  • BA 643 Business Consulting Practicum (1.5)*
  • This course is covered over two terms. The final grade is received at the conclusion of the fall term. MBA student teams analyze real business problems, develop implementation plans, and provide recommendations to solve strategic problems, enhance organizational efficiency or effectiveness, or evaluate business opportunities.
  • ACC 650 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis (3)
  • Firm valuation models; accounting theory pertaining to financial reporting alternatives and issues; analysis of financial reporting pertaining to distress prediction, forecasting earnings and cash flows, and equity analysis.

January Residency (including graduation) 3 days

 

Please note, a math course with a prerequisite of college alegbra is required.  

*The Business Consulting Practicum course is covered in two terms.  The final grade will be received at the conclusion of Term 6.