General Management Courses
|MBA 6101||Presentation Skills for Business Success|| 1
|MBA 6102||Graduate Colloquium (for each concentration)||1|
|MBA 6201||Leadership, Team Building and Team Management||2|
|MBA 6206||Operations Management||2|
|MBA 6209||Human Resources Managment||2|
|MBA 6210||Legal Environment of Management||2|
|MBA 6214||Management in a Global Context||2|
|MBA 6290||Current Topics/Independent Study||2|
MBA 6101 Presentation Skills for Business Success (1-1-0)
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the MBA Program or the Graduate Certificate Program.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts and skills needed to deliver effective oral presentations in professional settings. The course provides students with a theoretical framework that emphasizes the importance of strategic communication choices, communication styles, and communication contexts. In this course students will gain practice delivering presentations. To develop a successful presentation students will learn how to: develop presentation outlines, create practical speaking guides/notes, develop presentation content, and design supplementary materials (e.g., handouts). Students will also practice questions management and impromptu speaking.
MBA 6102 - Graduate Colloquium (1-1-0)Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the MBA Program or the Graduate Certificate Programs.
This course is designed to enable students to develop an appreciation of the career opportunities in business development, finance, human resource management, leadership, supply chain management, and related fields. Students will be exposed to technical topics and emerging issues related to a variety of fields. The course will consist of a combination of guest lectures and organizational site visits. Guest speakers will provide professional insight. Other lectures will focus on discussing skills related to successful career development.
MBA 6201 - Leadership, Team Building and Team Management (2-2-0)
Prerequisite(s): Admitted to MBA program may be taken concurrently with MBA 6202.
The difference between successful and unsuccessful organization is not the skill of their managers; it is the skills of their leaders. Managers and bosses are not necessarily leaders. Leaders motivate people to work towards a common goal they may not be able to see. Leadership is learned - the skills and knowledge processed by the leader can be influenced by continual analysis and refinement. Team building skills are critical for your effectiveness as a manager or entrepreneur. A better understanding of team work can make you a more effective team member or team leader. The issues of team formation, maintenance, reward, and dissolution are addressed in this course.
MBA 6206 - Operations Management (2-2-0)
Prerequisite(s): Admitted to MBA program may be taken concurrently with MBA 6204.
Analysis of management of the operations process including production and service aspects. Topics include planning for capacity and location, facility layout, capacity scheduling, inventory management, and quality improvement. Individual and group assignments.
MBA 6209 - Human Resources Management (2-2-0)
Prerequisite(s): Admitted to MBA program.
An analysis of the functions and role that human resource management contributes to development and maintenance of the organization’s most important resources-people-in pursuit of its strategy. This course addresses what the manager can expect in terms of forecasting needs, recruitment, development and all aspects of retaining a workforce that matches the organization’s needs. Individual and group assignments.
Prerequisite(s): Admitted to MBA.
MBA 6210 - Legal Environment of Management (2-2-0)
Analysis of the areas of law most likely to impact a manager such as contracts, torts, products liability, corporations, securities, antitrust, employment law and labor relations, environmental, criminal, and intellectual property. The curriculum will include an examination of how these areas of impact management decisions, negotiation strategies, and associated ethical and/or international operational issues.
Prerequisite(s): Admitted to the MBA program.
MBA 6214 - Management in a Global Context (2-2-0)
An analysis of the importance of cultural sensitivity as it relates to all issues in all functional areas within a global business environment. Special emphasis is placed on analysis and assessment of the additional opportunities, risks, uncertainties and difficulties of conducting business across national boundaries. Individual and group assignments.
MBA 6290 - Current Topics in Business (2-2-0)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 16 hours of MBA required courses.
Studies in a selected current business topic that reflects the changing needs and interests of the business environment. These topics may include but are not limited to accounting, business economics, business ethics, business policy, finance, information systems, international business, legal environment of business, management, organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, quantitative methods for management, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.