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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Course Descriptions



All courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.


MGT Courses



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MGT Course Descriptions


MGT 701 Organizational Management
Explores the role of the manager in organizational settings. In-depth focus and examination of social systems and their influence on the motivation of individuals, the effect on work outcomes, emergent leadership and control of behavior in the work place. Also explores important concepts that help students understand and respond to the influences and forces affecting the behavior of individuals in the work place. Among the individual topics examined are (1) motivation, (2) self-concept, (3) interpersonal dynamics, (4) conflict and resolution, (5) group dynamics, (6) leadership, and (7) change, as it arises and affects the behavior of people in the workplace. The course extensively utilizes case studies of people and groups in actual work situations to help students develop diagnostic and effective tools for exercising leadership and management.

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MGT 704 Marketing Management
Discusses management of the marketing function, including the application of marketing concepts for identifying, developing, and meeting customer needs. Development of marketing relationships to other corporate functions, such as production, finance, and human resource functions, is stressed.

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MGT 708 Human Resource Management
Focuses on key issues involving Human Resources that every manager is likely to face — staffing, compensation, performance management, and employee voice — and it takes the perspective of the general manager, as opposed to the HR Manager. Special emphasis is placed on how human resource decisions are influenced by forces internal and external to the firm, including business strategy, global competition, technological change, unionization, workforce characteristics and government regulation.

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MGT 709 Managerial Economics
Examines the microeconomic principles which describe how consumers and businesses make consumption and production decisions and how the interaction of supply and demand in goods, labor and capital markets determines prices. Business strategies under different market structures are identified and the role of government in correcting market failure is discussed. The macroeconomics environment in which businesses operate is examined, as are the fiscal, monetary and international trade policies of government. Cases will be discussed to show how economic principles can be applied to actual business situations.
Prerequisite: Completion of online Academic Leveling courses in Economics and Statistics if required.

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MGT 711 Managerial Accounting
The course is directed toward the users of accounting information and providing them with an understanding of the relevance of accounting information in marketing, production, systems design, engineering, management, and other non-accounting activities. Managerial applications - actual practices that illustrate conceptual concepts - are stressed. Topics covered include an overview of managerial accounting, cost methods and systems used, concepts and methods for managerial decision-making, managerial planning, control, and internal performance evaluation. Non-manufacturing applications are stressed. Special topics, such as fraud, and ethical issues related to a variety of matters are also included.
Prerequisite: Completion of online Academic Leveling courses in Accounting and Statistics if required.

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MGT 712 Managerial Finance
Focuses on understanding the importance of the finance function to the organization and the role of the manager in the finance function. Topics include the financial environment, goals of the firm, working capital management, the time value of money, valuation of securities, and capital budgeting. Institutions and mechanisms related to the original and continuing short-term and long-term financial needs of the firm are included.
Prerequisite: Completion of online Academic Leveling courses in Finance and Statistics if required, and MGT 711 Managerial Accounting.

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MGT 713 Operations Management
and/or operations components of the firm. Elements of this course examine the planning, coordination and executing of activities that lead to the creation and distribution of goods or services by the firm. The course integrates the concepts from other fields including cost dynamics, task analyses, various quantitative methods and industrial engineering. Specific topics explored are capacity planning, task and work flow analysis, manpower management, quality, scheduling, production planning and control, inventory management and customer service and/or assurance. This course develops and explores the concept of trade off analysis and links it to manufacturing/operations strategy and to corporate strategy.
Prerequisite: Completion of online Academic Leveling course in Statistics if required.

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MGT 714 Global Management
Investigates the problems and managerial skills required to meet organizational needs as firms become engaged in global business activities. Introduces the cultural, social, political, legal, ethical, and economic environments in which international business is conducted and their impact on the firm's structure, organization, and management processes. Strategy of international business, trade, theory, global marketing, global human resource management, and other topics are also discussed. Examines the various aspects of globalization and how America and American business are impacted. Students should appreciate the complexities and challenges facing multinational corporations (MNC) operating in the diverse world environment. The course extensively utilizes case studies of people, companies and countries in actual situations to help students develop diagnostic and effective tools for exercising leadership and management responsibilities.
Prerequisite: MGT 704 Marketing Management, MGT 708 Human Resource Management, MGT 709 Managerial Economics, MGT 712 Managerial Finance.

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MGT 724 Legal and Ethical Environments in Business
Focuses on issues of concern in light of the law, administration of the law, and ethics. Issues include topics such as grievance and confidentiality, environmental regulation, internal financial controls, human rights, etc. These issues are examined in conjunction with managerial decision-making requirements. Application of theory is through case analysis.
Elective.

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MGT 731 Management Information Systems
Assessment of the relations of information processing systems in the organization. Focuses on methods of integrating systems into daily operations for analyzing and representing data in forms useful for decision-making affecting the future of the firm.
Elective.

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MGT 747 The Advertising Industry in the 21st Century
This course will address the complex management challenges involved with the key 21st Century issues in advertising including the new client service model, working with contract services, campaign planning, modern media and media planning, how to develop a “creative brief”, working with creative staff, and basic advertising production techniques. This is the basic course for success in the degree concentration.
Prerequisite: MGT 704 Marketing Management.
Elective.

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MGT 748 Buyer Behavior and Marketing Research
Understanding why and how a consumer decides to purchase a certain product, and what effect advertising has on the decision, is a key part of the marketing and advertising process. Insight into this process is garnered through the systematic collection of data through targeted marketing research. A comprehensive understanding of the consumer and consumer preferences can only be gained through the application of targeted consumer research. This course will explore both sides of the equation: what makes a consumer buy and how do we determine their buying style, likes and dislikes, and brand preference.
Prerequisite: MGT 704 Marketing Management, MGT 747 The Advertising Industry in the 21st Century.
Elective.

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MGT 749 Advanced Marketing Strategy and Planning
The advertising plan is a critical part of the overall marketing plan for most products. Proper utilization of the 4 Ps of the marketing mix in the formulation of strategy will determine the future effectiveness of a campaign. This course deals with how integrated marketing communication, through targeted strategic planning, will help insure success of all of the key elements of an advertising campaign. This course will also cover the use of social media in the advertising process and how critical the message strategy, related to the creative execution, is to the overall success of the marketing and advertising effort.
Prerequisite: MGT 704 Marketing Management, MGT 747 The Advertising Industry in the 21st Century, MGT 748 Buyer Behavior and Marketing Research.
Elective.

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MGT 750 Leadership
Focuses on the role of leaders in creating the vision necessary to change firm structures, motivate people, improve performance and position the company for the challenges of the future. The course will engage participants in identifying both good and poor leadership characteristics with an emphasis on cases, examples and relation to the participant's experience. Participants will be challenged to access themselves as leaders and to identify traits necessary to improve their skills. Leadership will be analyzed and reflected through problems, observation, readings, case analysis and examples from culture.
Elective.

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MGT 751 Project Management
Project management is the process and skill required to manage complex, non-routine, one-time undertakings. Project management is essential to the firm to fuel the process of change. In addition, project management contributes to the strategic goals of the organization by introducing incremental change to meet those goals while allowing the business to continue to serve clients. Important topics will include the process of selecting projects that best support organizational goals, and the technical and managerial processes to complete those goals. Specific skills required include work structuring, budgeting, resource allocation and performance measurement and control. The course will also explore the organizational and behavioral issues involved in managing projects.
Elective.

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MGT 752 Small Business Management
Upon successful completion, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various management and entrepreneurial techniques vital to the small business operation. The student should be able to apply certain decision-making and problem solving skills toward the goal attainment of owning and operating a small business venture. The start-up and the continuous operation will be explored.
Elective.

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MGT 753 Conflict Management and Negotiation
This course is designed to explore the way that power is used in conflict situations. Students will explore ways to make conflict a creative rather than a negative experience. Methods of conflict resolution will be practiced through simulation of role playing, case analysis and resolution and assignments. This experience will give the students an insight into human behavior. It will allow the student to gain experience and confidence in negotiation, managing workplace conflict, leading group decision making and facilitating processes with teams and individuals. Conflict will be discussed, dissected, and analyzed in the micro (person to person) and macro (larger system) to develop a competency through knowledge, skill and attitude.

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MGT 760 Advanced Financial Topics
This course offers the opportunity to focus on other financial issues facing managers in an increasingly savvy marketplace. The course combines discussion, extensive reading and lecture with several projects suited to demonstrate mastery of the topics included in the course.
Prerequisite: MGT 712 Managerial Finance, MGT 768 Financial and Capital Issues.
Elective.

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MGT 768 Financial and Capital Issues
Integrates capital structure and corporate financial decisions with corporate strategy. Broad topics include financial markets and instruments, valuing financial assets, valuing real assets, capital structure, incentives, information and corporate control and risk management. Within these broad topics, subtopics include the allocation of capital for real investment, financing the firm, knowing whether and how to hedge risk, and allocating funds for financial investments.
Prerequisite: MGT 712 Managerial Finance.
Elective.

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MGT 769 Financial Decisions
This course focuses on the application of graduate level financial concepts through case studies to solve financial problems. The course will emphasize additional funds needed, future growth, appropriate capital structure, cash flow issues and others.
Prerequisite: MGT 712 Managerial Finance, MGT 768 Financial and Capital Issues.
Elective.

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MGT 774 Organizational Change and Development
The primary focus of this course is organizational development, the management discipline aimed at improving organizational effectiveness. Students will study organizational change including the concept of planning change. The student will discover the basic roles and styles of the OD practitioner, resistance to organizational change and how to overcome it
Elective.

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MGT 776 Enterprise Risk Management: Culture, Management, and Control
This course analyzes enterprise risk management (ERM) as a thoroughly integrated, systematic process for dealing with the various risks organizations may encounter. Addresses multiple categories of risk, risk tolerance, risk profiles, the benefits of ERM, its conceptual framework, legal considerations, and strategies for implementation. The goal is to provide a thorough understanding of what ERM is, how it works, and what value it provides.
Elective.

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MGT 777 The Role of ERM in Strategic Planning
This course is a second course in a series of three that continues the analysis of enterprise risk management (ERM), its follow on development into a risk management strategy, and integrating this strategy into business planning. This course will concentrate on readings and discussions associated with creating a risk-aware culture, allocating resources based on risk, credit risk management, operational risk management, and financial risk management. The goal is to provide the individual with applicable ideas and concepts to ensure their success in building a comprehensive risk management strategy, while working alongside risk management professionals that drives a strategic advantage within their business sector.
Prerequisite: MGT 776 Enterprise Risk Management: Culture, Management, and Control.
Elective.

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MGT 778 Practical Application of Enterprise Risk Management - Student Project
This course is a follow on to MGT 776 and 777. It is designed to have the student perform a risk assessment of a given situation and make recommendations on ways to mitigate the risks to an acceptable level. Areas of concerned risk include: financial, reputation, operational, ethical, and physical safety issues. Special emphasis on how to analyze risk at the strategic, project, and operational levels, as well as identifying risk owners, gaps in information, and proposing ethically sound actions that would reduce risk to an acceptable level while still meeting the overall requirements of the problem set.
Prerequisite: MGT 776 Enterprise Risk Management: Culture, Management, and Control, MGT 777 The Role of ERM in Strategic Planning.
Elective.

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MGT 780 Leadership and Organizational Health
In this course, students will learn the foundations of Organizational Health, as defined through open and honest communication, an informed decision making process, and the execution and accountability of business decisions in an organization. The premise of organizational health lies first in an individual’s ability to understand themselves and others in the various facets of work life – their individual work preferences, trust, accountability, and commitment – in order to optimize an organization's performance and drive a sustainable competitive advantage. Students will examine the dynamics of healthy and dysfunctional teams, explore individual work behavioral styles and learn how these impact team performance and communication. They will evaluate communication strategies, conflict resolution models, and strategies for building a cohesive and healthy team.

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MGT 781 Strategic Leadership and Team Building
The focus of this course revolves around six critical areas that define and sustain a healthy organization; the organization’s purpose; the behaviors that guide the organization’s purpose (values); the business definition; how is success measured; a single overarching goal; and ownership of goals. Students will explore strategies and practices that healthy organizations engage to ensure alignment with their values, strategies, and goals, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the leadership team. Students will examine an organization’s performance against the six critical areas, creating a ‘playbook’ that ensures organizational health. Students will also explore best business practices that establishes team cohesion, based individual strengths and various work preferences.
Prerequisite: MGT 780 Leadership and Organizational Health.

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MGT 782 Strategic Communication and Human Performance Services
Healthy organizations have a strategic communication plan in which a clear single goal focused message is frequently communicated throughout the entire organization. This course focuses on the organizational best practices in developing: a strategic communication plan, interdependence, and human capital. Students will examine strategies for healthy organizational communication, assess criteria for effective meetings, and evaluate the components of a human performance support system that defines a healthy organization. Included in this course is a capstone experience where students will apply all four of the Lencioni frameworks by synthesizing and integrating the concepts and principles in a real-world project.
Prerequisite: MGT 780 Leadership and Organizational Health, MGT 781 Strategic Leadership and Team Building.

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MGT 785 Forensic Accounting
The objectives of this course are to provide students a basic understanding of Forensic (Investigative) Accounting and the skills required to effectively perform a forensic financial audit/investigation. Litigation support, gathering evidence, financial statement analysis, fraud investigations, business valuations, and the assessment of economic damages are the key topics and activities studied and practiced. Professional standards of conduct and responsibilities when performing and reporting the results of financial investigations are also examined.
Prerequisite: MGT 711 Managerial Accounting and MGT 712 Managerial Finance.

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MGT 786 International Accounting
Accounting standards for the preparation and reporting of financial information among the major nations of the world are studied in a comparative format. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are examined, along with the ongoing convergence of these two sets of standards. Skills needed in the analysis and proper accounting for foreign currency transactions and the translation/consolidation of foreign financial statements are studied and practiced. Basic International Taxation and International Transfer Pricing accounting (delete “accounting”) procedures applicable to multinational corporations are also studied and practiced.
Prerequisite: MGT 711 Managerial Accounting and MGT 712 Managerial Finance.

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MGT 787 CPA Exam Review – Part I
This course is the first of two that provides students a guided review in preparation to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examination. This is a sixteen (16) week course covering two (2) of the four (4) parts of the Exam; the remaining two (2) are covered in CPA EXAM REVIEW – PART II – MGT 788. Auditing and Attestation (AUD) and Regulation (REG) are covered in this course. The four parts of the Exam are as follows: (1) Auditing and Attestation (AUD); (2) Business Environment and Concepts (BEC); (3) Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and, (4) Regulation (REG). Sample Exams, along with simulations, questions, and numerous practice problems are utilized to prepare students for the exam. Note: (delete “Note”) Successful completion of this course does not imply or guarantee students will pass the CPA Exam.
Prerequisite: MGT 711 Managerial Accounting and MGT 712 Managerial Finance.
Two credit hours.

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MGT 788 CPA Exam Review – Part II
This course is the second of two that provides students a guided review in preparation to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examination. This is a sixteen (16) week course covering the remaining two (2) of the four (4) parts of the Exam. Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) are covered in this first course. Sample Exams, along with simulations, questions, and numerous practice problems are utilized to prepare students for the exam. Note: (delete “Note”) Successful completion of this course does not imply or guarantee students will pass the CPA Exam.
Prerequisite: MGT 711 Managerial Accounting and MGT 712 Managerial Finance.
Two credit hours.

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MGT 795 Strategic Management and Ethics
This course is designed to provide an integrated examination of traditional and emerging strategic and ethical business management issues. The course explores the means by which the overall direction and strategy of the organization is constructed, established, implemented and revised. The focus is on analyzing, creating and implementing strategy within the context of the firm’s resources and capabilities. The course develops a perspective of the organization as a whole adapting to its internal and external (primarily competitive and market) environments. Explicit examination is given to the responsibilities, skills and perspectives required of senior executives in the organization. The course also examines ethical management and corporate social responsibility issues and their relation to the implementation of strategic management initiatives in the firm. Students will submit the required final assessment and complete the online comprehensive testing during this course. This course is the Capstone course of the MBA program and is expected to be taken at the end of your program.
Prerequisite: All Core MBA Courses must be completed.

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MGT 798 Special Topics
A didactic course that addresses a current topic.

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HCMGT Course Descriptions


HCMGT 715 Communication & Relationship Building
Studies communication theory to provide a foundation for understanding how information and ideas are passed from person to person, the role of communication and relationship building in organizational change and transformation, and the methods of developing and strengthening relationships and trust in a diverse environment. Topics to be covered include conflict resolution, therapeutic communication processes and social support for relationships.
Elective.

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HCMGT 716 Leadership & Management
Examines key concepts in leadership and management within the health care system. Emphasis is placed on organizing and delivering health care, assessing resources, planning, managing human resources, improving quality and promoting positive change. Types of leadership will be reviewed and students will develop a sense of their own style of leadership.
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HCMGT 717 Business Skills for the Health Care Manager
Introduces the student to the key concepts of management including organizing, planning, directing human resources, and controlling systems to obtain desired results. Topics include budgeting, human resources administration, the use of technology in management, the role of strategic management in leading organizational growth and development.
Elective.

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HCMGT 718 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
Introduces the major ethical theories and principles needed to evaluate current legal and ethical issues. Students explore nursing and health care issues such as patient rights, withdrawing life support, promoting client autonomy, business ethics and the legal responsibilities of health care organizations. Students evaluate varied perspectives and develop a reasoned analysis of current topics.
Elective.

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HCMGT 719 Topics in Health Care Management
Health Care Systems examines the evolution, current condition, and future environment of health care services in the United States. The course explores the various user, provider and resource demand/allocation components of health care as well as the structure and operation of the health care system. The course incorporates the role of emerging government and market forces, including managed care and other influential factors, to develop a comprehensive view of the American health care system.
Elective.

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SA Course Descriptions


SA 724 Legal and Ethical Environment of Sport
The course is designed to connect the application of ethical theory and legal concepts to practice through the examination of current issues in sport. Students will explore relevant laws and ethical dilemmas involved in the supervision, management, and the business operation of sport at the interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional level.

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SA 748 Sport Marketing and Sales of the Sport Product
This course is designed to connect the application of marketing principles to practice through an in-depth examination of theory, research, and current issues in the marketing of sport products, sporting events, sport facilities, sport teams, and sport programs. Students will explore the marketing mix as it relates to the consumer decision-making process and develop personal selling skills to effectively reach the consumer.

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SA 750 Event Management and Leadership in Sport
The course will be a dual focused class in leadership and event planning. Part of the class will examine the current research and application related to planning, funding and operating sporting events and provide sport managers with the knowledge necessary to implement and operate these events. There will also be an emphasis put on the development of skills associated with becoming an effective leader within the administration of a sports organization and in the organization of sports events and planning.

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