MBA Core Curriculum

Note: Individual courses may vary based on the program option.


Business Data Analysis and Statistical Methods

This course provides an overview of statistical analysis and inference. The language and methods of statistics are used throughout the MBA curriculum, both in the classroom and in assigned readings. In addition, the language and methods of statistical analysis have permeated much of academic and professional writing as well as media reporting, both inside and beyond the business community. The goal is to present a broad introduction to statistical thinking, concepts, methods, and vocabulary. The course has an emphasis on business applications. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 650.

Business Law

Examines and evaluates legal problems as they relate to the business environment. Course will deal with areas of law including contracts, agency, ethics, bankruptcy, business organization and other areas of commercial law. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 783.

Corporate Finance

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the area of corporate finance and investments. Students will learn about the basic concerns and responsibilities of financial managers, and gain an appreciation of the methods of analysis employed by them. Students will learn both the theory and practice of corporate finance and investments. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 640.

Economic Analysis for Managers

This course reviews the foundations of modern economics with an emphasis on its applications in business. Course coverage includes a range of both microeconomic and macroeconomic subjects. Topics include demand and supply analysis, consumer theory, theory of the firm, unemployment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth, the causes and consequences of recessions, and issues i+B7n global economics. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 644.

Financial and Managerial Accounting

An overview of the concepts and language of financial and managerial accounting that covers how accounting information can be used as an effective tool for communication, monitoring, and resource allocation. Topics include the principles and methodologies underlying financial statements and the inherent limitations of that information. Additional topics include cost behavior, cost analysis and tools used to motivate and coordinate business activities. This 4 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 633.

Human Resource Management

Overview of human resource management theory and practice in organizations. Legal framework; job design; recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, separation; compensation; benefits; contemporary issues in HRM. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 770.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Provides an overview of different perspectives and approaches to leadership practice and related organizational behavior topics. Relying on a participative multi-learning approach the course goes beyond traditional leadership practices to examine empowering leadership approaches for addressing contemporary organizational behavior challenges such as leading teams. The overall objective is to increase students' understanding of and ability to apply contemporary leadership and organizational behavior knowledge in work situations. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 680.

Marketing Strategy

This course provides an executive viewpoint of marketing concepts, such as branding and segmentation, for strategic and organizational decision-making. There is an emphasis on tools available for analysis and control of marketing activities, including the use of new media. Topics also include industry life cycles, customer experience, and pricing strategy. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 660. Services Marketing Management (SCH-MGMT 713) can be taken in lieu of Marketing Strategy for the MBA Core requirements.

Operations Management

The goal of this course is to teach leaders what they need to know in order to build high-performance operations with world-class processes of innovation and continuous improvement. We cover the most current methodologies and tools, together with the most important soft skills required to create efficient and responsive operations that deliver the highest quality services and products. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 670.

Organizational Strategy

Capstone course requiring application of knowledge and techniques derived from previous courses. Course presents strategic management theories and frameworks, uses integrative cases, and leverages empirical observations to guide students in the formulation of successful firm-level strategies. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 689.

Strategic Information Management

This course provides an understanding of the strategic role of Information Technologies (IT) in business, how to successfully integrate IT into the organization, how to manage the challenges associated with conceiving, justifying, implementing and maintaining IT-based initiatives and how to be an active and productive participant in management decisions that involve IT. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 632.