The Department of Business Administration offers the TAP curriculum in a lock-step format.
The Masters of Business Administration degree program consists of a 48 graduate semester-hour course sequence. The curriculum will include:
ACC604B Managerial Accounting (3)
An examination of the contemporary accounting practices and techniques that managers use to plan, analyze, and control operations of both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics explored include: product costing; cost-volume-profit analysis; service department cost allocations; incremental costs; static and flexible budgets; activity based costing; and standard costs and variance analysis. Throughout the course, special attention is given to the use of accounting information in internal decision making.
ECO615B Managerial Economics (3)
Covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision making. Topics include demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, price discrimination, risk aversion and uncertainty, moral hazard and incentives, game theory and contracts.
FIN630B Managerial Finance (3)
This course will analyze corporate financial decisions and strategies that enhance shareholder value in both domestic and international settings. Major topics include sources and uses of funds, the valuation of debt and equity securities, ethics, financial analysis and forecasting, working with capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers, and acquisitions.
LAW620B Political, Legal and Regulatory Environment (3)
Law, regulation, political factors, and their impact upon the decision making process are examined. Historical and current forces, as well as compliance are considered.
MGT611B Management, Organizational Behavior and Design (4)
The goal of this course is to develop understanding of the behavioral sciences as applied by management in domestic and international settings. Classical and contemporary management and organizational theories are examined to form a basis for the study of leadership, organizational design and change. Students evaluate social/psychological behavior and learn techniques to achieve organizational objectives. Students are also introduced to the expectations of the college and the graduate faculty.
MGT612B Transnational Management (3)
An examination of global differences in laws, politics, culture, and economies that affect the management of foreign operations. It establishes an operational framework for managers through exposure to management concepts in international settings, strategic and operational planning, organization design, and legal topics impacting business transactions.
MGT613B Strategy Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation (3)
This course will cover the theory and practice of formulating strategy at the general management/executive level. Environmental analysis, competitive analysis, and strategic planning, as compared to strategic thinking, are among the topics covered. As the MBA capstone, the course will serve to integrate previous work through various cases, including the Class Continuing Company Case.
MGT620B Leadership and Strategy (3)
An advanced analysis of leadership in the organizational context. Specifically, this course examines the transformation of founders from initial entrepreneurial behavior to building large successful firms. The analysis will be based on both new and traditional theory and best practice developed in the organizational behavior and leadership literature.
MKT650B Marketing Strategy (3)
This course is based on a managerial approach to the study and applications of marketing. Emphasis is placed on the nature and scope of market management responsibilities and marketing decision making.
NEG615B Conflict Management and Negotiation (3)
This course has two components. The first component focuses on the substantive theories and models of managing conflict with a primary emphasis on the workplace. The second component will be skills-based and will require the student, through the use of exercises, examples, and role playing, to practice and develop the skill of managing conflict. Principles of negotiation will also be utilized as a means of managing conflict.
OPS660B Operations, Logistics and Production (3)
This course will examine the techniques for the strategic use of operations, technology, and innovation as they contribute to an organization's primary function as a provider of goods and services to domestic and international markets. These activities include the design of efficient and effective processes, as well as the management and control of the key resources of the firm, its people, and technologies. Issues such as quality, productivity, resource scheduling, and inventory control are addressed from a managerial viewpoint.
PHI605B The Realm of Values in Management (3)
This course examines the nature, sources, and types of values. Attention will be given to the major theories of value that have been proposed, as well as to important issues, such as the objectiviy of subjectivity of values, the connection between value and ethical judgments, and the role of values in elaborating systems of norms. Aesthetic, economic, intellectural, religious, and social values will be examined in an effort to grasp the underlying relations among them.
PRJ692B Master's Project (5)
Applied research methodology and development of the project proposal are the topics covered. A schedule for moving through the proposal, approval, completion and presentation stages is developed. Projects should be designed to be of significance to an organization of interest. This course ends with the presentation of the completed project.
QUA630B Quantitative Methods (3)
Analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, and derivative calculus, with applications in business decision making.
QUA640B Management Science and Modeling (3)
This course will survey selected deterministic and probabilistic models, their areas of application and their solution methodologies. Emphasis will be on problem formulation, solution techniques, output interpretation, and analysis. Computer software will be used extensively for problem solutions.