The vast majority of our MBA students are working professionals who don't have time
for fluff. They want a curriculum that provides a strategic understanding of today's
business problems, and the latest knowledge, best practices and tools to solve those
Our MBA students are challenged to apply what they've learned in the classroom --
to put it to work the next day in their companies and organizations. Thus, our courses
are taught with demanding, no-nonsense approaches that stress application of knowledge
and measurable results.
The Online Professional MBA program is a 33 credit-hour program that consists of a
30 credit-hour Core (common to all of our MBA programs) and one three-credit-hour
elective course. There are no prerequisite courses required for the core curriculum. The following three courses: ACCT 7050, Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance; MGMT
7135, Leadership and Team-Building; and MKTG 7555, Creativity and Innovation, can
be taken as a three-day, on-campus, residency course. These courses will be scheduled
on a rotating basis in the weeks before the beginning of a semester.
Core Classes (30 hrs.)
MGMT 7135: Seminar in Leadership. (2). Theoretical and practical consideration of leadership in high performing business
organizations; detailed analysis of relevant organizational behavior concepts; particular
focus on theories of motivation, styles of leadership and emotional intelligence.
MKTG 7555: Creativity and Innovation. (2). Focused analysis and discussion of the imaginative, creative processes used for
innovation in business contexts. Theoretical underpinnings of creativity and innovation
are explored; special attention is given to environmental effects on individual and
group creativity. Creativity knowledge is applied in the areas of product ideation,
innovation management, and product design.
ACCT 7050: Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. (2). Detailed analysis of the role of corporate governance in the free enterprise
system and capital markets; focused consideration of moral principles, ethical standards,
and corporate code of business ethics.
ACCT 7080: Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers. (3). Use of accounting information by an organization’s investors, creditors, regulatory
authorities and managers; develop financial and credit analysis skills that are useful
in business decision making. Analysis of accounting information that can be used by
management to monitor the efficiency, quality, and timeliness of its operations; pricing
and costing of products and services, planning, and performance measurement.
ECON 7100: Economics for the Global Executive. (3). Concepts and tools of economic theory and their application to business and social
issues in the context of a global economy; the decisions of firms, consumers and governments
and how their interactions determine market outcomes; market structures, the impact
of international trade and currency markets on firms that compete in a global economy.
MIS 7650: Information Systems in the Global Enterprise. (3). Information technology’s impact on globalizations of businesses; international
IT environment; models and issues in international IS; planning and managing global
systems; case studies and applications.
FIR 7155: Global Financial Management. (3). Theory and practice of modern financial theory as it is currently practiced in
an interdependent global economy by corporate financial managers, financial consultants
and managers of financial institutions.
SCMS 7313: Global Operations Management. (3). A comprehensive course that addresses the acquisition, transformation and distribution
of goods and services within the global supply chain. The course will present concepts,
tools and strategies used to design and manage operations. Topics covered in the
course include, but are not limited to: strategic implications, performance measurement,
process management, sourcing, operations design, quality, inventory, logistics, enabling
information systems and technology, and global issues.
SCMS 7110: Quantitative Tools for Managers. (3). Statistical concepts and tools, optimization and simulation techniques useful
in understanding, assessing, and controlling operations of business and economic society.
MKTG 7140: Global Strategic Marketing. (3). Marketing strategy and in-depth analysis of issues impacting global management
of marketing, including: interrelationships among global business environments and
strategies, analysis value creating global strategies, competitive intelligence gathering,
customer segment analysis, integrated marketing technologies, customer relationship
MGMT 7160: Global Strategic Management. (3). Decisions and actions for development and implementation of long-term plans that
determine organizational performance; role of top management decision making in establishing
the firm’s mission; focus on strategic analysis of alternative actions; evaluation
of environmental conditions, industry characteristics, and organizational capabilities
in determining strategy in a global context. ***Can only be taken in the last semester as the Capstone course for the program***