Online MBA Courses

Online Course Offerings

CORE COURSES
  • BUS 521 Statistical Analysis for Managers
  • BUS 522 Management Science
  • BUS 531 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 551 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 565 Organizational Theory and Development
  • BUS 567 Behavioral Science for Management
  • BUS 568 Business Ethics
  • BUS 573 Law for Business Executives
  • BUS 574 Capstone Course: Strategic Management
  • BUS 575 Marketing Theory
  • BUS 581 Management Concepts for Information Technology
  • BUS 591 Financial Principles and Policies
ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits required)
  • BUS 542 Applied International Management
  • BUS 544 Importing / Exporting
  • BUS 554 Communication for Management
  • BUS 556 Corporate Social Responsibility & Social Enterprise
  • BUS 559 Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
  • BUS 569 New Venture Development
  • BUS 576 Sales Management
  • BUS 571 Marketing Communications
  • BUS 572 Marketing Research
  • BUS 578 Consumer Behavior
  • BUS 579 Services Marketing
  • BUS 592 International Business
Foundation Courses (may be required)

The following courses may be required for individuals whose academic records reflect the need for preparation in the areas of accounting, economics and/or statistics.

  • BUS 511 Foundations of Accounting and Finance
  • BUS 512 Foundations of Business Methods and Communications
  • BUS 513 Foundations of Economics
  • BUS 514 Foundations of Quantitative Methods

* Note that not all courses are offered each term.  For a complete listing of which courses will be offered during each term, refer to the Schedules & Calendars section of the Registrar's Office website 

BUS 521 Statistical Analysis for Managers (3)

The course is designed to help students acquire a good intuitive grasp of statistics - what it is, how and when to apply statistical techniques to managerial situations and how to interpret results. The course focuses on the use of statistics in research, including: defining the research question, designing experiments, collecting, managing and analyzing data and interpreting the results. Descriptive and inductive statistics will be discussed in detail. Topics include: an introduction to math, descriptive methods (i.e. tabular, graphical and numerical methods), sampling design and sampling distribution, probability theory, continuous probability distribution, discrete probability distribution, interval estimation and confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The course also introduces the use of the computer as a tool in statistical analysis. Students will learn how to describe their data to efficient statistical software (SPSS or Excel) and how to request a data analysis.

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BUS 522 Management Science (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role management science plays in the decision-making process. Specifically, the course is concerned with the wide variety of quantitative techniques currently being used in the field of management science (a field melding portions of business, economics, statistics, mathematics and other disciplines into a pragmatic effort to help managers make decisions). Topics to be covered are regression analysis (simple as well as multiple variable models), forecasting, linear programming, inventory decision making, PERT & CPM Models, decision analysis (deterministic as well as probabilistic models), transportation models, goal programming and simulations. Prerequisite: BUS 521

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BUS 531 Managerial Economics (3)

The role of economic theory in management analysis and decisions is studied. The study of demand, cost, and supply theories from a business viewpoint is also covered.

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BUS 551 Managerial Accounting (3)

Accounting in relation to the decision making process; various cost systems; relevance of various cost concepts; direct costing, flexible budgets, distribution costing; break-even analysis; capital budgeting; and other techniques of management planning and control is taught.

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BUS 565 Organizational Theory and Development (3)

Analysis and design of complex organizations with an emphasis on organizational technology is studied. Major theoretical perspectives covered include organization design parameters, structural configurations, organization culture, organizational effectiveness, the external environment, issues related to globalization, change due to emerging organizational technology and others. This course integrates theoretical knowledge with practical applications.

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BUS 567 Behavioral Science for Management (3)

Investigation and consideration of individual and group behavior within an organizational context is explored. Focus is on the understanding and application of knowledge issues including motivation, group process, leadership, communication, performance enhancement, innovation, cultural diversity and global issues. Integration of theory and practice from a managerial perspective are considered.

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BUS 568 Business Ethics (3)

Situational dilemmas and relationships with employees, unions, customers, competitors, government and society are examined from an ethical point of view. Healthcare Management emphasis should substitute BUS 562 for BUS 568.

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BUS 573 Law for Business Executives (3)

Analysis of the essential aspects of law which pertain to business including materials from the law of contracts, sales, agency, business organizations, property, negotiable instruments and secured transactions. The effects of government regulation on labor and business are analyzed.

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BUS 574 Capstone Course: Strategic Management (3)

The central theme of Strategic Management is the general manager's or CEO's responsibility to oversee the implementation of a strategy that will result in a sustainable competitive advantage for his/her organization. This course will include steps that lead to strategy, how to translate strategy into tactical plans that drive day-to-day action, how to measure performance of the strategy as well as the tactics, and how to decide the corrective action that should be taken when things go wrong. The purpose of this capstone course is to integrate as much of the student's MBA curriculum as possible into a holistic activity. A goal is to show the student how all of the courses that he or she has taken "fit together." Considerable emphasis is placed upon analysis, evaluation and interpretation of information, outcomes, results, etc. "What does this mean and what should be done?" will be questions that are continually addressed. Prerequisite: All other core courses.

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BUS 575 Marketing Theory (3)

Marketing Theory is about understanding and appreciating the basic concepts and fundamentals of marketing and how they can be applied toward improving the prospects of companies faced with the opportunities and challenges of doing business beyond the year 2000. The materials are up-to-date and "real world," and an effort is made to relate to the situations and realities that students are experiencing in their jobs. The student will assess and solve marketing problems.

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BUS 581 Management Concepts for Information Technology (3)

In today's dynamic and competitive economy, the ability of an enterprise to effectively leverage existing and emerging information technology is a critical success factor in gaining and sustaining a strategic advantage. This course presents management concepts that lead to an understanding of information technology and its role within the enterprise. The challenges of transitioning from legacy technology and business practices to new technology and reengineered business practices will be examined. The course also reviews how to build consensus among business and technology professionals using modern approaches to strategic planning, business process reengineering and system development. Utilizing case studies, the student will apply theory and practice.

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BUS 591 Financial Principles and Policies (3)

Finance and financial institutions as they relate to the firm and the flow of funds are studied. Emphasis is on the supply and demand of capital, principles and tools of business finance, money and capital markets. Prerequisites: BUS 521, BUS 531, and BUS 551.

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