MBA with Strategic Innovation Concentration (36 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (12 credit hours)
The Creative Organization | BUS 7015 (3 credit hours)
Course covers methods for stimulating creativity and innovation, why context matters, and processes for making effective decisions with a focus on sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include practice in creative problem solving through in-class exercises and the creation of a plan to move the students' own organizations to the next level of creativity.
Corporate Strategy | BUS 7018 (3 credit hours)
Course focuses on the strategic, organizational, and leadership challenges faced by multi-business organizations. Topics include vision formulation,resource allocation strategies, and the development and evaluation of synergistic effects using case studies.
Social, Cultural, Legal, and Political Influences of Business | BUS 7900 (3 credit hours)
Examination of social, legal, political and cultural forces affecting organizations in both domestic and
global environments. Emphasis on identification and development of strategies for dealing with threats and opportunities arising from the relationship between organizations and their operating environments.
Managing in a Global Environment | BUS 7900 (3 credit hours)
Course provides requisite knowledge and skill sets for managing multinational corporations dealing with different cultures and leading a diverse global work force. Topics examined include negotiation, strategic policy making, and best practices in global management.
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.