Professional Tracks

The 11 required core courses and final capstone course (36 credits) are the same for all professional tracks. The remaining nine credits may be selected from specified elective courses for each track.

MBA students may work toward an MBA in a general track, which consists of nine credits in any of the MBA electives, or they may choose to earn an MBA with a specialization consisting of nine credits in one of the professional tracks.

All prerequisite core courses should be completed before enrolling in track electives.


Entrepreneurship

Discover the natural advantages that result from your company's small size, speed, agility, flexibility, sensitivity to customers' needs, creativity, a spirit of innovation, so you can successfully compete. You will become excited about the possibilities, the challenges, and the rewards of owning your own business and acquiring the tools you will need to become successful. You will be able to work at doing something you really love.

Prerequisite Core Courses:
  • BUS 551 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 565 Organizational Theory and Development
  • BUS 567 Behavioral Science for Management
  • BUS 575 Marketing Theory 
Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • BUS 516 Management & Marketing for High-technology Innovations
  • BUS 529 Executive Roundtable
  • BUS 538 Strategic Public Relations
  • BUS 543 International Business Opportunities
  • BUS 559 Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
  • BUS 561 Human Resources
  • BUS 569 New Venture Development*
  • BUS 570 Consulting to Business
  • BUS 572 Marketing Research
  • BUS 576 Sales Management
  • BUS 577 Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • BUS 578 Consumer Behavior*
  • BUS 585 Production and Operations Management

* Elective also available online

Finance

The Finance Track develops financial managers who are aware of the external factors and proficient in applying the most current tools and quantitative techniques to provide smooth running day-to-day operations, as well as contribute to the company's long-term success. Students will integrate financial strategy and product market strategy; define and measure asset and portfolio risk and return; and develop and implement capital and dividend policies. Depending on course selection, the skills taught in the Finance Track may also equip students to plan and implement their own financial plan, including managing a personal investment portfolio.

Prerequisite Core Courses:
  • BUS 521 Statistical Analysis for Managers
  • BUS 531 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 551 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 591 Financial Principles and Policies (Prereq: BUS 521, BUS 531, BUS 551)
Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • BUS 526 Corporate Finance
  • BUS 527 Financial Strategy
  • BUS 528 Strategic Financial Analysis
  • BUS 529 Executive Roundtable
  • BUS 541 Money and Banking
  • BUS 549 International Finance
  • BUS 593 Investment and Portfolio Management*

* Elective also available online

 

International Business

The International Business Track is designed to prepare its graduate for a professional career in this borderless world economy. Today's managers need to be prepared to interact with other countries, cultures, beliefs and business systems. Therefore, future students of business will need to acquire rather complex skills attributed to cross-cultural management because today's business is increasingly global.

Prerequisite Core Courses:
  • BUS 531 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 565 Organizational Theory and Development
  • BUS 567 Behavioral Science for Management
  • BUS 575 Marketing Theory
Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • BUS 529 Executive Roundtable
  • BUS 542 Applied International Management*
  • BUS 543 International Business Opportunities
  • BUS 544 Importing and Exporting*
  • BUS 545 International Strategic Planning
  • BUS 546 International Marketing
  • BUS 549 International Finance
  • BUS 582 International Business Environment (Travel Course)
  • BUS 592 International Business*

* Elective also available online

IT Management

The Information Technology Management Track develops business leaders who understand the concepts and methods required to define, design, build, manage and evolve information technology. In addition, students will learn to align technology goals to strategic business goals, design client server applications, develop data communication and networking strategies, assess the business risks and rewards of new information technology, apply reengineering principles to business processes, and understand the role of the technology manager in business planning.

Prerequisite Core Courses:
  • BUS 581 Management Concepts for Information Technology
Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • BUS 503 Project and Change Management
  • BUS 532 Distributive Systems and Applications
  • BUS 534 Relational Technology
  • BUS 535 Information Security Management
  • BUS 539 Global Information Technology
  • BUS 583 Business Systems Development
  • BUS 584 Data Communications and Networking
  • BUS 586 Information Systems and Business Strategy
  • BUS 587 Management Concepts for eBusiness

Management and Organizational Behavior

The Management and Organizational Behavior Track equips managers to understand the dynamics of complex organizations. In addition to specific skills in decision-making, human resource management, conflict resolution, conflict resolution, labor and management relations, and issues related to cultural diversity, students will study relationships between organizations and their external environments. They will explore how organizations can respond responsibly to the ecological environment and to social responsibilities. CLU graduates will be prepared to foster innovation, participate in resource acquisition, facilitate change and enhance production and services within their organizations.

Prerequisite Core Courses:
  • BUS 565 Organizational Theory and Development
  • BUS 567 Behavioral Science for Management

Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • BUS 503 Project and Change Management
  • BUS 516 Management & Marketing for High-technology Innovations
  • BUS 529 Executive Roundtable
  • BUS 542 Applied International Management*
  • BUS 545 International Strategic Planning
  • BUS 553 Current Issues in Management
  • BUS 554 Communication for Management
  • BUS 556 CSR & Social Enterprise*
  • BUS 558 Organizational Dynamics
  • BUS 559 Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness*
  • BUS 561 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 576 Sales Management
  • BUS 577 Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • BUS 580 Business Transformation
  • BUS 585 Production and Operations Management
  • BUS 586 information Systems and Business Strategy
  • BUS 587 Management Concepts for eBusiness
  • BUS 592 International Business*

*Elective also available online

Marketing

The Marketing Track prepares students to apply marketing research tools and concepts in domestic and international markets, identify strategic factors and trends, analyze the external environments, plan campaigns, and understand the application of the principal tools of marketing and sales management.

Prerequisite Core Courses:
  • BUS 575 Marketing Theory
Electives

Choose three from the following:

  • BUS 515 Marketing Management
  • BUS 516 Management & Marketing for High-technology Innovations
  • BUS 517 Marketing for Nonprofiit & Social Enterprise
  • BUS 529 Executive Roundtable
  • BUS 538 Strategic Public Relations
  • BUS 546 International Marketing
  • BUS 556 CSR & Social Enterprise*
  • BUS 571 Marketing Communications
  • BUS 572 Marketing Research (Prereq: BUS 521)
  • BUS 576 Sales Management*
  • BUS 578 Consumer Behavior*
  • BUS 579 Services Marketing*

*Electives also available online

Sustainable Business

The professional MBA track in "Sustainable Business" prepares students for a career in organizations that seek to build a competitive advantage based upon the "triple bottom line" – profit, people and planet. This track equips current and future managers with knowledge and skills needed to address issues of sustainability. Students are challenged to go beyond basic compliance with environmental regulations to better serve society, business and the environment. The courses are designed to help students understand how sustainability impacts various functional areas of businesses, and how efforts can be harnessed and results measured to build organizational resilience and reputation.

Required Course
  • BUS 537 Sustainable Business Strategies
Electives

Choose two from the following:

  • BUS 585 Sustainable Operations Management
  • BUS 596 Business of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • BUS 597 Sustainable Marketing
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