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MBA Core Courses

ACC 850 Managerial Accounting. (3) II. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Focus on managerial accounting concepts, including costing, budgeting, forecasting, planning and control. Emphasis on preparing and using financial statements as well as various managerial reports for decision-making.

CCT 850 Business Research and Communication. (3) A. Business research design and methodology, report writing, oral presentations, and communication strategies for organizations.

CIS 850 Management of Information Systems. (3) II. Prerequisite: Successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Examines existing and emerging information technology within and among organizations. The focal points are infrastructure technologies, the role IT plays in business processes, and the manager’s role in developing, acquiring and managing information resources.

FIN 850 Strategic Financial Management. (3) II. Prerequisites: QMB 850 and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Case-oriented, in-depth exploration of capital budgeting, dividend analysis, capital structure, cash and liquidity management, financial forecasting and planning, current assets and liabilities management, and institutional structures for finance. Focus on deconstructing financial statements.

MGT 850 Leading and Managing Organizations. (3) I. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Advanced study of the issues and personal skills required to effectively lead and manage individuals, teams, and the organization. Topics include acquiring, energizing, and utilizing human capital in a global, competitive environment.

MKT 850 Marketing Management. (3) I. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA Program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Focus on evaluation of marketing plans including current business and social trends. Oriented toward: developing an understanding of marketing problem definition and analysis; market segmentation and targeting; marketing mix strategy; primary and secondary data sources.

QMB 850 Statistical Methods for Business. (3) A. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. This course focuses on statistical model selection, model building, forecasting, and the interpretation of statistical results for decision making. Emphasizes critical thinking and analysis skills.

GBU 851 Business Strategy. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: ACC 850, CCT 850, CIS 850, FIN 850, MGT 850, MKT 850, and QMB 850. A capstone perspective integrating design of all functional areas and implementation of business strategic plan.

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