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MBA Courses

MBA 800 MBA Bootcamp. (0) Summer Only. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA Program. Introduction to technical topics as well as team- and culture-building activities.

MBA 811 Managerial Communication. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 800.  Business research and report writing, communication strategies, and oral presentations for managers.

MBA 812 Data, Decisions, & Business. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 800. This course provides a foundation on developing, interpreting, and using data for business decisions. Course focuses on building data models, and utilizing them to improve decision making in a business context.

MBA 813 The Showing Tell: Empathetic Interactive Communications. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 800. Develop interactive communication strategies and methods critical to business leaders through discussion, examples, and practice. Includes oral and written assignments linked to career development, and a variety of interactive communication strategies.

MBA 814 Big Data Analytics. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 812. This course introduces students to business application of data analytics techniques for increasing sales, identifying new customers, improving efficiencies, and automated decision making.

MBA 815 Introduction to Design Thinking. (1) I. Prerequisite: MBA 800.  This course provides an in-depth orientation to the readings, theories, and examples of design thinking.

MBA 821 Survey of Accounting for Managers. (2) II. Prerequisite: MBA 812 and 815. This course focuses on fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting a manager needs to understand accounting information and use it effectively to make business decisions.

MBA 822 Leading and Managing Human Capital. (2) II. Prerequisite: MBA 812 and 815. Human capital management topics, applications, and development of personal competencies in acquiring and developing talent, recognizing and rewarding contributions, managing performance, measuring human capital outcomes, and making overall human capital strategy decisions.

MBA 823 Financial Management and Decision Making. (2) II. Prerequisite: MBA 815 and 821. This course provides managers at any level with analytical tools for financial management decisions, including financial statement interpretation, financial performance evaluation, financial forecasting, growth management, corporate financing, financial markets, business valuation, and capital budgeting.

MBA 824 Authentic Leadership and Design of the Employee Experience. (2) II. Prerequisite: MBA  811, 813, and 815.  Advanced study of individual and team emotion, thought, and action in the workplace with the aim of authentic leadership skillset development and effective employee experience design.

MBA 825 Design Thinking Application. (1) I. Prerequisite: MBA 815. This course provides a unique series of immersive experiences in innovation and design thinking that prepares participants for real world innovation. Students will collaborate on projects with faculty from all disciplines and community leaders. May be repeated; maximum of three hours credit.

MBA 831 Corporate Entrepreneurial Ventures. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 812 and 825. The examination and practice of generating, evaluating, and implementing entrepreneurial ideas within an organization using a design thinking approach. Explores trends in corporate entrepreneurship and the impact of entrepreneurship within an organization.

MBA 832 Dynamic Marketing Management. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 811, 812, and 825. Oriented toward assessing the dynamic environment, identifying consumers’ needs, selecting the appropriate market segment, and developing marketing strategy to satisfy consumers’ need and maintain firm sustainable competitive advantages.

MBA 833 Supply Chain as a Driver of Organizational Effectiveness. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 812 and 825. Enhanced exposure to essential supply chain concepts, encompassing the integration of key business processes from the end user through original suppliers that provides products, services and information that add value for customers and other stakeholders.

MBA 834 Enterprise Risk Management. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 823 and 825. This course examines the way in which business and society assess, control, and transfer risk.

MBA 841 Driving Strategic Impact: Mastering Managerial Tools in Top Management Process. (2) I. Prerequisite: MBA 822, 823, 824, 825, 831, 832, 833, and 834. The course integrates knowledge from all business disciplines in relationships of helping organizations sustain competitive advantages.

MBA 842. (3) I. Prerequisite: MBA 822, 823, 824, 825, 831, 832, 833, 834, and 841. Synthesis and application of knowledge, skills, and abilities developed throughout the MBA program; students will be embedded with clients in EKU’s Service Region to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities for business in Appalachia. Travel within the service region and beyond may be required.

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