Online MBA Course DescriptionsBSAD 5301 – Accounting for Decision Making
This is a study of accounting applications and concepts relative to management decision making. Students examine the key financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flows, and Statement of Retained Earnings in order to develop, evaluate, and measure business decisions. Managerial accounting is the primary focus; however, students will examine financial accounting procedures and taxing implications in constructing decision options.
BSAD 5302 - Global Economics
This course is a managerial world view of global markets and economic systems and their effect on our capitalistic market system. Topics include world monetary and fiscal policies, economic growth, and international economics.
BSAD 5303 - Management Statistics
This course explores the process of asking business related research questions and finding answers. It includes a broad overview of experimental and non-experimental methods of fact finding and emphasizes the functional use and understanding of basic descriptive and inferential statistics in evaluating practical business research findings. Practical business applications will include: the mathematics associated with finance, production, and logistical decision making, using probability distributions and statistics.
BSAD 5304 – Quantitative Decision Making
This course is designed to provide students with advanced quantitative decision-making processes. Students will learn to solve production, advertising, financial, marketing, resource organizational, and ordering problems utilizing computer modeling techniques.
BSAD 5311 – Borderless Marketing
In a globalized and shrinking world, businesses are faced with endless opportunities and challenges. Borderless Marketing works on the premise that multimedia technology can be used by businesses to more efficiently and better serve their customers across the world and effectively reach out to new global customers. The traditional barriers of time, space and form will be eliminated in the process by the application of technology to international marketing.
BSAD 5321 – Leadership & Team Building
This course focuses on the significance of understanding the diversity of behaviors employed by employees in interpreting and responding to business dilemmas; specifically, the complexity of organizational problems in team environments. Successful firms are the ones that anticipate change and establish competitive advantages through collaborative teams and the use of organizational alliances and strategic partnerships. Topics include ethics, team building, power of vision, empowerment, delegation, performance management, quality, and the art of persuasion.
BSAD 5322 - Leadership Communication
This course focuses on developing the communication capabilities needed to lead organizations effectively. Managerial communication and the concepts of emotional intelligence are married to create a leadership communication model. Students learn the art of creating persuasive communications and how to change the behavior of others for a more successful campaign.
BSAD 5323 - Advanced Organizational Behavior
This course investigates the complex role of the manager within the context of the social scientific relationships and theory related to the individual within the organization. Topics of discussion include: leadership, power, communication, interpersonal relationships, job satisfaction, change, motivation and decision making.
BSAD 5324 - Business Integrity
This course examines business ethics from both an organizational and managerial perspective. Specifically, students focus on the application and evaluation of scholarly articles and cases in order to better understand that different individuals view the same set of facts through different ethical lenses or perspectives. An assessment tool is employed in the course and designed to help students understand what core values influence their choices when no rule tells them exactly what to do.
BSAD 5325 - Strategic Management
This is a study of how firms continuously analyze their internal and external environments in order to develop and implement strategies that provide value to customers and other stakeholders. This course examines: many of the principal forces that will shape the future of global competition; the role of capital markets and corporate financial policies; structured as well as informal approaches to strategic planning; relationships of organizations to their environments; the integration of business functions; and policy implementation.
BSAD 5331 - Managing Information Systems
Developments in information systems continue to enable great change in organizations. Securing the benefits, requires more than technology, it requires a coherent approach to organizational and strategic issues. This course draws on both academic research and current business practice to present a distinctively organizational perspective on the management of computer-based information systems.
BSAD 5341 - Management Research in Business
A study of research design and data collection as well as data analysis and reporting, linking qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques, including advanced research methods, statistical techniques, and computer-aided analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Ethics and integrity in management research is incorporated throughout the course. This course includes a research practicum that will prepare students to conduct professional business research.