MBA – Course Listing

MBE 500 Accounting Information and Management Decisions
Examines the ways managers use accounting information to improve entity performance.  Topics include accounting reports for management, alternative approaches to ascertaining costs, alternative approaches to setting prices, and performance evaluation.

MBE 510 Operations Management and Decision Making
Explores the strategies and skills needed to develop technology driven, sustainable, operating systems in a global environment incorporating strategic decision making models.   Topics include forecasting and demand planning, inventory management, materials resource planning, lean operating systems, quality control, process design, layout planning, and operations strategy. 

MBE 520 Ethical Management in a Global Environment
Explores management responses to globalization trends that are reshaping political, economic, and socio-cultural values.  Examines potential ethical dilemmas managers may face and uses tools such as the Balanced Report Card, Triple Bottom Line Accounting, and case studies to provide practical solutions that promote human rights, improve labor conditions, and reduce negative environmental impacts as well as promote profitable business operations.

MBE 530 Marketing Management:  Analysis, Planning, and Control
Applies fundamental principles to managerial decision-making in marketing contexts reflecting constantly evolving marketplaces.  Topics include brand equity, customer value analysis, database marketing, e-commerce, value networks, supply chain management, segmentation, targeting, positioning, and integrated marketing communications.
MBE 540 Managerial Economic Analysis
Applies fundamental macroeconomic analysis to managerial decision-making in market contexts shaped by domestic and international macroeconomic developments.  Topics include demand analysis and estimation, forecasting, cost theory, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, hedging, and foreign exchange markets.
MBE 550 Managerial Finance
Applies strategic decision-making techniques to the acquisition and deployment of invested capital at both the firm and departmental levels. Topics include financial markets and institutions, working capital management, financial statement analysis, cash flow and risk analysis, capital structure, financial planning, and multinational finance.

MBE 560 Leading Diverse Organizations
Examines how differences may affect organizational experiences on three levels: the individual, the group, and the organization. It includes various topics related to effective management of people from different cultural and demographic backgrounds.  Specifically, MBE 560 explores seven diversity dimensions of race, gender, age, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

MBE 570 Organizational Behavior & Leadership
Explores how people operate in organizations and how the structure of the organization can affect their performance. Case studies illustrating concepts regarding human behavior and development in individual, group and complex organizational settings will be used. Different leadership styles and approaches and their impact on organizational behavior will be examined.  Prerequisite(s):  MBE 540

MBE 580 Competitive Supply Chain Systems
Explores the strategies and skills needed to develop technology driven, sustainable, competitive supply chain systems in a global environment.  Topics include transportation, ERP Systems, e-commerce, capacity management, production management, quality management, inventory management, and supply chain strategy.  Prerequisite(s): MBE 510

MBE 590 Advanced Strategy and Policy Integration
This course covers topics of mission, goal, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategy evaluation. Strategic techniques include Industry Analysis, Analysis of the Competitive Environment, Key Success Factors, Strategic Scenario Analysis and SWOT Analysis. Additional topics covered include strategic thinking, competitive advantage, vertical and horizontal integration, and planning horizon Prerequisites: MBE 500, MBE510, MBE 520, MBE 530, MBE 550, MBE 570