Online MBA Courses

Core Courses

Accounting Information and Control Systems
This course provides a structural model of business and its operation. Students examine financial accounting information and learn to gauge a firm's position of liquidity and profitability. Business operating cycles are explained. Pro forma and budgeted financial statements are constructed using Excel spreadsheets. Competitive management control systems are critiqued.

Behavior in Organizations
This course teaches students to apply behavioral sciences to management issues through integration of conceptual and experiential approaches to self-awareness, perception, communication, motivation, productivity, group behavior processes, leadership, organizational change, diversity, ethical issues, career planning, and the management of personal and organizational stress.

Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations
This course covers the application of quantitative analysis techniques to strategic business decision-making and provides an introduction to production and service operations. Specific business modeling applications are introduced. Software technologies, spreadsheets, and the Internet are used extensively throughout this course.

Prices, Profit, and the Market Economy
This course examines the domestic global production and distribution of goods and services as guided by the market economy. Emphasis is on firms remaining competitive under changing economic conditions. The course examines competitive and changing industries in which firms operate, as well as the impact of external economic environment on the firm's microeconomic decision-making.

Financial Management of the Firm
This course teaches students to define, comprehend, and apply a market-driven theory for ethically based, strategic financial decisions. Important issues include the return and risk of the activity in which to invest, the size of the investment, and the sources for financing the investment. Each decision is part of the overall financial strategy that adds value to the shareholder.

Information and Process Systems
This course examines production and service delivery processes, the different information requirements, and the critical role of information systems in supporting them. It explores how businesses are applying different information technologies to improve the vital functions of information gathering, processing, and sharing.

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Elective Courses

Business Analytics and Intelligence
This course introduces techniques to transform data into business intelligence and to use analytics to create business value. Students acquire the knowledge required to develop solutions to real-world problems through a combination of different learning mediums. Business analytics and intelligence (BA & I) empowers organizations to anticipate and shape business outcomes.

Designing, Sourcing and Building Digital Platforms
This course covers the areas of enterprise architecture and infrastructure management as essential approaches for the development of coherent, robust, efficient, and agile enterprise digital platforms. In a global business environment, managers must understand the alignment of technology and business functions, and how to manage enterprise architecture and infrastructure.

DIIS Project and Program Management
This course provides students with the techniques, tools, and managerial competencies to manage individual DIIS projects while gaining the requisite insights and the approaches to manage a portfolio of projects into a coherent program of innovation.

Managing Cyber Security, Risk and Privacy
This course equips business managers with the tools to make informed decisions that reflect an understanding of the ethical and social issues surrounding the use of information systems. By the end of this course, business managers will also be able to effectively meet the security and ethical challenges of information systems.

Digital Innovation and Strategy
This course provides students with a deep understanding of strategic issues surrounding IT innovations and how they shape IT investment decisions. In addition, this course examines ways in which IT managers can employ leading practices to integrate information systems and business strategy.

Global Capital Markets and Institutions
This course examines the operations of financial markets and financial institutions in allocating capital in an international macroeconomic environment. A major focus is on debt contracts, securities, and innovations in credit and money markets. The functions of financial intermediaries and regulation are also discussed.

Valuation and Corporate Combinations
This course examines methods for measuring and managing the value of companies. Methods for creating takeover defenses also are developed. The influences of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as competition in input and product markets, are considered in developing a framework for understanding merger waves and industry consolidation.

Investments and Portfolio Management
This course focuses on the foundations for analysis of optimal security selection. It examines procedures for constructing investment portfolios and strategies that investors can employ to meet various alternative investment objectives. Some core concepts include measures of risk, diversification and risk management, and expected returns and covariance of returns between securities.

Global Business Intensive
This course consists of a series of seminars covering topics such as international economics, culture, marketing, finance, and political and legal context. Some programs include field visits to organizations in the region for a hands-on look at business opportunities and management strategies. Also included are study tours of important historical sites for a culture-filled experience.

Leadership Theory and Practice
This course explores the major theories and approaches of leadership to prepare individuals to understand, develop, and accept complex leadership roles. The topic of leadership raises several questions that this course aims to examine. Students are able to bridge leadership concepts to leadership actions by applying leadership theory to case situations.

Advanced Principles of Organizations and Leadership
This course examines the interactions among human resources, technologies, organization design, external forces, and management practices from a macro organization perspective. Study concentrates on organizations as systems and managerial, technical, structural, and cultural subsystems. This course examines different design practices and management theory. Prerequisite(s): BSCI 651

Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change
This course examines how to manage change by looking at strategy, organization design and processes, and multi-organizational systems. Specific topics include traditional and contemporary approaches to change management, organization learning, consulting skills, and organization development.

Creativity and Innovation for Leadership
This course focuses on the creativity and ability to generate new ideas, innovation, and the ability to put new ideas to use. Starting with the premise that creativity can be managed, this course explores methods for managing personal creativity and organizational innovation.

Global Brand Management
This course introduces students to the global brand dynamic and focuses on why a global brand is important, how to nurture and protect a global brand, global brand management, and the importance of brand authenticity in the formation of consumers' brand trust and commitment. Students develop oral and written presentations skills. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 658

Market Innovation and Commercialization
This course helps students understand innovation in the context of the commercialization of a firm's market offering. Students are exposed to the strategic business imperatives for innovation, contemporary academic and practitioner theories of commercialization, adoption and diffusion, the criticality of differentiation, and the role of innovation in organizations. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 658

Marketing Communications in the Digital Age
This course emphasizes the role of the integrated marketing communications (IMC) program in both building and maintaining the brand image and health of an organization. Students examine the process by which IMC programs are planned, developed, executed, and measured through exposure to the various IMC tools used in digital age marketing. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 658

Databases and Big Data Management
In this course, students will acquire understanding of the business value of big data and the importance of effective management of big data, and develop technical competencies in using leading-edge platforms for managing and manipulating structured and unstructured big data.

Designing, Sourcing, and Building Digital Platforms
This course explores essential approaches in enterprise architecture and infrastructure management for the development of coherent, robust, efficient, and agile enterprise digital platforms.

Managing Cyber Security, Risk, and Privacy
This course prepares business managers to make informed decisions while saving, using, and accessing personal data and equips them to meet the security and ethical challenges of information systems of today.

Advanced Statistical Tools
This course introduces advanced statistical methods of building models for decision-makers, with a primary focus on modeling techniques such as logistic regression and discriminant analysis. Students will explore the application of statistical models through examples in business, finance, market research, and healthcare management.

Valuation of Real Options
In this course, students are presented with analytical techniques that apply option pricing methods, which were initially developed for financially traded instruments, to the valuation of options on real assets. The course includes hands-on experience with software tools used for numerical analysis of problems, as well as an introduction to numerical techniques for solving dynamic programming problems.

Simulation Modeling
This course is designed to develop a student’s ability to model and analyze real systems using event simulation. It will apply computer modeling and simulation approaches for studying complex systems, with emphasis on using general purpose programming tools. Areas covered include system structure, system analysis, model construction, data collection, and computer simulation.

Applying Analytics to Achieve Business Impact
In this course, students will explore how the ability to use data has driven rapid, precise, and profitable decisions for Fortune 500 companies. Students will be equipped to identify, evaluate, and capture business analytic opportunities to create value within their own organizations.

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