MBA with Leadership Development Concentration (36 credit hours)
Leadership Development Concentration Courses (12 credit hours)
Developing Leaders and Leadership Capabilities | BUS 7003 (3 credit hours)
Course focuses on strategic and tactical approaches to developing comprehensive leadership, talent management, and succession planning processes for an organization. It involves defining leadership capabilities needed by a company at the individual, team, and organizational level.
Leading Business to Create Value | BUS 7004 (3 credit hours)
Course focuses on how leaders create value for the organization and key stakeholders. Students will compare various whole system approaches to assessing organizations. Topics include strategy, values, norms of behavior, reward systems, decision-making and accountability, processes and systems, and the role the leader plays in managing and aligning those components to add value to the business. Dynamics within organizations, including those at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level, will be assessed. Various approaches a leader can use to align and focus and organization, such as strategic performance management or the Balanced Scorecard, will be considered for appropriate application and expected benefits to the business.
Servant Leadership | BUS 7006 (3 credit hours)
Course explores the philosophy of life and leadership dedicated to the growth of others as well as values-driven institutions that contribute to just, caring, and sustainable societies. Topics include enhancement of student awareness of their values and how those values are reflected in their decisions and actions, the gap and tension between stated individual and organizational values that drive behavior, identification of points of leverage to affect change in operational systems, leadership philosophies, styles, and strategies, and contemporary concepts of values and system-level thinking integration.
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace | HRC 7341 (3 credit hours)
Research shows emotional intelligence (EI)is more important than IQ in determining outstanding job performance. Examines variety of instruments and writings used to build EI in workplace.
Master of Business Administration Courses
Module 1 - Behavioral Courses (6 credit hours)
Organizational Behavior and Theory | BUS 7000 (3 credit hours)
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.
Value Systems and Professional Ethics | BUS 7200 (3 credit hours)
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.
Module 2 - Core Courses (15 credit hours)
Strategic Marketing | BUS 7450 (3 credit hours)
Covers the identification and selection of marketing opportunities, target markets and design, and implementation and evaluation of marketing programs.
Managerial Economics | BUS 7500 (3 credit hours)
Application of economic theory to managerial. Emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.
Managerial Finance | BUS 7600 (3 credit hours)
Application of the theories and tools used in financial decision making. Topics include present value and capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, market efficiency and capital structure.
Management Information Systems | BUS 7700 (3 credit hours)
Examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision-making. Explores current trends and emerging technologies.
Management Accounting | BUS 7800 (3 credit hours)
Explore use and application of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics include: cost analysis and allocation, budgeting and behavioral aspects of accounting systems.
Module 3 - Capstone Course (3 credit hours)
Graduate Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy | BUS 8500 (3 credit hours)
Full Degree Catalog
Capstone course in which participants develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs and policies in a current organization. Draws from and utilizes concepts, theories, and skills developed in previous courses.