Master of Business Administration:
MBA 601 Accounting for Strategic Management and Decision Making (3 credits)
Examines the use of management accounting systems to solve problems and manage activities in an organization. Blending contemporary theory with practical applications and actual company experiences, the course provides a framework for understanding management accounting and control systems and how their design and operation create value for the organization.
MBA 602 Information Technology for Effective Management (3 credits)
Focuses on information technology management in the workplace. The course explores the role of information technology as a tool for communication and control of all functions of product or service providers. IT is examined from a variety of viewpoints including its position in the digital economy, concepts and management, and strategic information systems used to gain competitive advantage. Ethical issues such as abuse by employees and preservation of privacy are also examined.
MBA 603 Marketing in 21st Century Knowledge Age: Branding, Differentiating, and Winning) (3 credits)
Analyzes traditional and emergent practices in marketing to the global consumer. Learners examine key marketing concepts such as branding, target marketing, and consumer behavior in the context of cultural markets, alternative messaging, and product mutation and migration.
MBA 604 Managing in the New Millennium: The New World of Work (3 credits)
Presents management theory and practice in a global context. Learners examine the world-class management models, emerging trends in management, and best practice applications and solutions in the workplace. Key content areas include management style assessment, manager behaviors, and management modeling.
MBA 605 Organizational Ethics and Accountability: The New Societal Mandate (3 credits)
Examines organizational management's roles and responsibilities associated with ethical professional and business practices in the global marketplace. Learners compare and contrast cultural and organizational orientations, espoused values, and demonstrated behaviors of select countries relative to ethics and business. Trends and issues associated with government legislation, interventions, and mandates addressing the ethics of business are also explored.
MBA 606 Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
Explores foundational theories, models, and applications of quantitative analysis in business. Examines key topics including hypothesis formulation and testing, regression models, analysis of variance, correlation analysis, and the estimation of non-linear models. Learners apply multivariate analysis to business problems in marketing, finance, and economics.
MBA 607 Organizational Transformation: Managing for Change (3 credits)
Examines change and transformation in global organizations. Learners explore theories, models, and methods of influencing, managing, and measuring change. Key topics include origins of change, change as a strategic asset, and managing change in chaos. Study includes organizational adaptation and adoption models associated with organizational productivity.
MBA 608 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
Financial analysis strategies, methods, and tools involved with corporate financial management theory. Learners examine accounting data in financial analysis, including financial ratios, and analyze relevant corporate financial documents. Key topics include time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, cost of capital, leverage, optimal capital structure, and dividend policy.
MBA 609 Management of Human Capital in Multicultural Organizations: Diversity, Inclusion, and Teaming (3 credits)
Examines enterprise-wide workforce engagement and management from a multi-cultural perspective. Learners study how people make decisions, learn, solve problems, innovate and create human synergies to increase productivity. Areas of focus include employee expectations and work styles examined from the perspective of varied cultures.
MBA 695 Capstone: An Integrative Experience (3 credits)
Learners synthesize key theoretical and applied business knowledge acquired throughout the program. A strategic analysis project demonstrating the applicability of business knowledge and critical thought to an innovative business situation is required.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in general management prepares learners to manage business, organizational, and cultural initiatives within an increasingly complex global business environment. Through its innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum this practitioner-oriented degree offers both novice and seasoned managers a comprehensive business education built on proven adult learning principles. The program integrates key foundational theories, models, and best practices from diverse disciplines including anthropology, psychology, and sociology to enable learners to develop global perspectives and practical understandings concerning managing people and productivity in global environments.
MBA 610 Leadership (3 credits)
Survey of the roles, influences and impact of leaders in global organizations. Analyzes significant psychological, sociological, and anthropological theories and models relative to leadership behaviors. In addition, learners engage in supervised qualitative fieldwork focused on leadership best practice relative to organizational productivity, growth, and sustainability.
MBA 611 Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
Examines executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government relative to business law and operations. Key topics include forms of business enterprise, international laws, business torts, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, negotiable instruments, bulk sales, and product liability. Learners also study employment, intellectual property, securities regulations, and financial reporting and disclosure regulations.
MBA 612 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
Examines management decisions concerning real options, cost determination, pricing, and market entry and exit. This course also develops and applies models of the world's economies to explain long-term trends and short-term fluctuations in key macroeconomic variables, such as: GDP, wage and profit rates, inflation, interest rates, employment and unemployment, budget deficits, exchange rates, and trade balances.
MBA 613 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
Focuses on theoretical and practical dynamics of negotiation and conflict in organizations. Analyzes theories, models, and best practices used in enabling agreement and resolving conflict. Explores the psychological and sociological literatures, with a focus on key organization variables including culture, capability building, power, and communications. In addition, learners acquire negotiation and conflict resolution skills through case-based simulations, and an understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup conflict and their resolution.
MBA 630 Advanced Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Examines entrepreneurship, the essential component of business building and growth. Explore key concepts including risk and reward, business planning, and venture capitalism. Main topics include market analysis, business identification, financing, market entrance, and growth strategies. Learners create entrepreneurial business ventures.
MBA 690 Strategic Management (3 credits)
Strategic planning, implementation and measurement in organizations. Learners analyze strategic planning methods and models in order to develop strategic planning capabilities. Key topics include organizational goals, financial position, marketing capabilities, information technology planning, and human capital management. Learners develop strategic plans to promote organizational growth, competitive advantage, and sustainability.
IB 605 International Law and Regulation of International Business Transactions (3 credits)
The traditional, contemporary and developing issues of international law and regulations. The impact of these laws and regulations on the maintenance of national and international order and commerce is explored. Particular attention is given to government regulation of business enterprise and legal liabilities.
IB 620 International Accounting (3 credits)
The international dimensions of accounting, including comparative accounting practices, foreign currency translation, risk analysis and financial statement analysis. Explores the functions of accounting in the modern business world and how the international environment affects those functions.
IB 625 International Finance: Financial Planning and Forecasting (3 credits)
Focuses on the topics of foreign exchange management, exchange rates, international capital budgeting, international tax planning and financing of foreign trade. Learners explore key financial concepts: international investments and capital flows, trade deficits, futures, options, and currency swaps.
IB 640 International Marketing (3 credits)
Emphasizes the application of marketing principles to a multinational environment by examining the development of marketing carried out by companies overseas or across national borders. Learners explore the marketing strategy of extending techniques used in the home country of a firm.
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Next break: December 20 - January 6, 2014
Special visit and workshops at Bibliothèque nationale de France for TCF's students.