Principled Leadership & Ethics
Course focuses on both law and ethics in the business environment, how individuals and organizations approach law and ethics, as well as the ethical, legal and social consequences of disregarding law and ethics in favor of other objectives. The ethical framework introduced in this course is based upon Scriptural principles and serves as the foundation for each MBA course.
In today’s highly-competitive environment, managers must understand how economic forces affect their business and the factors that should be considered when making both effective and ethical business decisions. Thus in this course, MBA students will study and apply significant micro/macroeconomic principles to real-world case studies and business decisions. Moreover, proven analytical tools will be explored and deployed in the decision making process for the firm and their stakeholders. In short, Managerial Economics is designed to equip MBA students with a thorough and applied knowledge of essential economic concepts, integrated within an ethical framework, for making value added business decisions.
Leadership & Change
Explores classic and contemporary models of leaders and leadership and defines the difference between management and leadership. Practical applications of theory emphasizing the contingency perspective. The focus will be upon applied organizational change by covering organizational behavior from a normative, policy-oriented perspective. The perspective will be one of viewing the person (student) as an actual or potential change agent; a consultant (internal or external), innovative personnel specialist, or middle or top level manager
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the various ways in which accounting information is used by management to make critical, strategic and managerial decisions, (e.g., product pricing, line extensions, ABC) and to evaluate operating performance (e.g., EVA and balanced scorecard). Students discuss methods of distilling key financial information, as well as motivating and aligning management to pursue what is in the firm’s best interests. Case based.
Introduces the structure, markets and regulatory factors within the financial system. Develops skills in preparing financial plans/budgets, valuing capital costs, financial assets and evaluating the firm’s capital structure, cost of capital, working capital, dividend policies, financing and investment decisions. Case Based.
Global Operations Management & Supply Chain
Analysis of effective and efficient flow of materials, products, services, and information within and across organizations. Includes: process flow analysis, capacity planning, quality, lean supply chain, layout, aggregate planning, supply chain networks, inventory management, sourcing, ERP, and logistics planning. Finally, students connect to recent developments such as lean or world-class manufacturing, just-in-time operations, time-based competition, and business re-engineering. Case Based
This course trains students to take a domestic product and expand it into international markets successfully. Market selection, international market research issues, foreign entry strategies, local tailoring versus global economies of scale, global value chain, implementation issues, knowledge transfer and collaborations are discussed, as well as financing issues such as sources of capital available to multinational firms, analysis of foreign investment opportunities, and currency risk management. Case and simulation based.
Combining elements of product development, product launch planning, and product management, this course views the product manager or marketer as a generalist with responsibility for the multifunctional, multidisciplinary approach required for the development, launch, and ongoing management of successful products. Includes market orientation, consumer and industrial buyer behavior, market segmentation, target market identification, product development, pricing, distribution channels, marketing communication, strategy development, and marketing planning and control. Case and simulation based.
Covers both strategic and operational points of view for managing projects. Quantitative methods include project planning, budgeting, selection, scheduling, evaluation and control. Qualitative methods include project organization, staffing and team building.
Examines the growth and nature of entrepreneurship and the support infrastructure of tasks, people, finances and technology. Emphasizes entrepreneur characteristics sought by venture capitalists and investors, role of the business plan and evolutionary stages of start-up activity.
Innovation & Technology
This course provides an in-depth introduction to global leadership and its development and to fostering innovation and global change. Through assessments and behavioral simulations, it prepares students to do global work effectively in a complex context with people from various cultures. Develops technology strategies through a qualitative (scenario and strategy map-based) and a quantitative (decision analysis and option theory-based) approach for technology portfolio planning and management. It provides practical, stimulating, and easy-to-use methods for realistic applications.
Applied Entrepreneurship Project I
Consulting Project I is the capstone practicum course in the MBA program. This course provides an opportunity for second year MBA students to gain applied consulting experience while providing a valuable service to the business community. Students work in teams of three to five business students on significant business issues under the guidance of their business professors and faculty mentor.
This course covers how to convert the vision of executive intuition into definitive plans that can be operationally implemented and provides opportunity for practice and experimentation in strategy formulation. Strategy support systems are used to assist in making the transition from a change- resistant operational approach to a future-oriented approach characteristic of strategic thinking. This class is to be taken in the last semester. Case and project based.
Applied Entrepreneurship Project II
Consulting Project II is the capstone practicum course in the MBA program. This course provides an opportunity for second year MBA students to gain applied consulting experience while providing a valuable service to the business community. Students work in teams of three to five business students on significant business issues under the guidance of their business professors and faculty mentor.