Leading Organizations and People (6 Credits, MBA 610)
Prerequisite: PRO 600. Assess and develop your leadership skills by creating a personal leadership and professional development plan that you will refine during the program. Develop a strategic understanding of your organization by analyzing its mission, vision, goals, and values. Evaluate your organization’s culture, climate, and approach to decision making and assess leadership effectiveness, governance structure, and processes. Explore how high-performing work teams can be a source of competitive advantage.
Financial Decision Making (6 Credits, MBA 620)
Prerequisite: MBA 610. Conduct financial analysis to accomplish strategic goals for an organization. Analyze financial statements to estimate the financial risks faced by the organization. Make effective operational decisions related to pricing, product mix, and distribution channels by analyzing costs, revenues, and profitability. Use capital budgeting techniques to determine the suitability of candidate projects and determine long-term capital requirements needed to support an organization.
Leading in the Multicultural Global Environment (6 Credits, MBA 630)
Prerequisite: MBA 620. Enhance your cultural competence and evaluate opportunities and risks for operations in a global market. Expand your ability to apply ethical decision-making models. Assess issues of culture, business ethics, employment law, contracts, and criminal law in the context of a global business. Analyze political, legal, economic, and cultural forces that impact multinational businesses. Recommend the legal form and organizational structure of a business.
Innovation Through Marketing and Technology (6 Credits, MBA 640)
Prerequisite: MBA 630. Critically examine technology systems and business processes in the organization. Complete a situation analysis of the organization, the environment, and customers. Organize tasks in a marketing plan, assess market risk and opportunity, and collect data required to implement the marketing plan. Develop revenues, cost projections, and suitable metrics, as well as a balanced scorecard for tracking the marketing plan.
Strategic Decision Making (6 Credits, MBA 670)
Prerequisite: MBA 640. Assume the role of a strategy officer who reports to the CEO. Identify activities in the value chain of your organization and propose a plan to relocate one or more activities to another geographical region. Prepare a project management plan for the opening of a facility in a new country. Develop a business plan that includes an entry strategy, operational plan, competitive strategy, and financial statements.