General MBA Courses
BUS 521 - Statistical Analysis for Managers
The course is designed to help students acquire a good intuitive grasp of statistics - what it is, how and when to apply statistical techniques to managerial situations and how to interpret results. The course focuses on the use of statistics in research, including defining the research question; designing experiments; collecting, managing and analyzing data; and interpreting the results. Descriptive and inductive statistics will be discussed in detail. Topics include an introduction to math, descriptive methods (i.e. tabular, graphical and numerical methods), sampling design and sampling distribution, probability theory, continuous probability distribution, discrete probability distribution, interval estimation and confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The course also introduces the use of the computer as a tool in statistical analysis. Students will learn how to describe their data to efficient statistical software (SPSS or Excel) and how to request a data analysis.
BUS 531 - Managerial Economics
The role of economic theory in management analysis and decisions is studied along with demand, cost, and supply theories from a business viewpoint.
BUS 551 - Managerial Accounting
This course teaches accounting in relation to the decision-making process; various cost systems; relevance of various cost concepts; direct costing, flexible budgets, distribution costing; break-even analysis; capital budgeting; and other techniques of management planning and control.
BUS 567 - Behavioral Science for Management
Investigation and consideration of individual and group behavior within an organizational context is explored. Focus is on the understanding and application of knowledge issues including motivation, group process, leadership, communication, performance enhancement, innovation, cultural diversity and global issues. Integration of theory and practice from a managerial perspective are considered.
BUS 568 - Business Ethics
Situational dilemmas and relationships with employees, unions, customers, competitors, government and society are examined from an ethical point of view. Healthcare Management emphasis should substitute BUS 562 for BUS 568.
BUS 573 - Law for Business Executives
Analysis of the essential aspects of law which pertain to business including materials from the law of contracts, sales, agency, business organizations, property, negotiable instruments and secured transactions. The effects of government regulation on labor and business are analyzed.
BUS 575 - Marketing Theory
Marketing Theory is about understanding and appreciating the basic concepts and fundamentals of marketing and how they can be applied toward improving the prospects of companies faced with the opportunities and challenges of doing business beyond the year 2000. The materials are up-to-date and "real world", and an effort is made to relate to the situations and realities that students are experiencing in their jobs. The student will assess and solve marketing problems.
BUS 581 - Management Concepts for Information Technology
In today's dynamic and competitive economy, the ability of an enterprise to effectively leverage existing and emerging information technology is a critical success factor in gaining and sustaining a strategic advantage. This course presents management concepts that lead to an understanding of information technology and its role within the enterprise. The challenges of transitioning from legacy technology and business practices to new technology and reengineered business practices will be examined. The course also reviews how to build consensus among business and technology professionals using modern approaches to strategic planning, business process reengineering and system development. Utilizing case studies, the student will apply theory and practice.