Romain College of Business

 

Master of Business Administration

 

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Graduate Course Descriptions


Accounting

ACCT 501 Survey of Accounting (3) A survey of basic accounting techniques for graduate students who have not previously had an accounting course. May not be counted toward the 30 hours required for the MBA degree. Prereq: Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

ACCT 601 Accounting for Decision Making & Control (3) A study of management accounting and its use to aid in planning, controlling, and evaluating operations. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Business Law

BLAW 618 Legal and the Social Environment of Business (3) A study of the interaction of business with legal institutions, emphasizing both positive law and ethical concerns. The course focuses on those contemporary legal and social issues facing today's business decision-makers.  Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Computer Information Systems

CIS 601 Information Systems and Technology (3) This course explores alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data, and people) that organizations utilize in applying information technology (IT). It focuses upon the role of the user-manager in identifying opportunities (and avoiding pitfalls), developing applications, and creatively using IT to improve personal and organizational performance. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Decision Science

DSCI 601 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions. (3) The course focuses on the concepts and techniques used to manage resources required to produce the goods and services of an organization, including the design, operation, control, and updating of operational systems. The course also addresses concepts used to solve business problems and facilitate sound managerial decisions, including linear programming and extensions, network modeling, project management, and multicriteria analysis. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Economics

ECON 501 Survey of Economics (3) A survey of micro and macro economic principles for MBA students who have not had the two economic principle classes at the undergraduate level. Does not count towards the 30 hours required for the MBA degree. Prereq: Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

ECON 601 Business Economics and Forecasting (3) A study of economic concepts and tools useful to managers of business firms. Topics include optimization, demand, production and costs, market structure, pricing behavior, risk analysis, benefit cost analysis, estimation of economic relationships, and business cycles and forecasting. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Finance

FIN 601 Financial Management and Financial Markets (3) A comprehensive coverage of financial theories and their application to provide the MBA student with a basic understanding and appreciation of corporate finance. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Management

MNGT 601 Human Resource Management (3) A study of individual, group, and organizational facts influencing behavior in an organization, as well as human resource management topics such as selection, performance management, compensation and reward systems, career development, diversity management, and employment law. Format will involve extensive discussion and experimental learning. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

MNGT 611 Leadership Skills and Organizational Behavior (3) A highly interactive and experiential class focusing on development of management and leadership skills.  The class focuses on developing a student's professionalism in the following areas:  oral, written, and interpersonal communication, group dynamics, team building, creative problem solving, information and communication technology, change management skills, and the roles of leaders in a dynamic work environment.  Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

MNGT 681 Strategic and International Management (3) Includes the development of an executive managerial perspective. The primary purposes of the course are to develop the ability to analyze complex corporate problems from a global perspective, and an awareness of the impact of changing business conditions and government policies on global organizations. Examines the globalization of industries and firm competitiveness. The format of the class involves the use of cases to assist students in the application of theory. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Completed a minimum of 21 hours of 600-level courses. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.

Marketing

MKTG 601 Marketing Strategies (3) Analysis and control of the key marketing variables to develop successful strategic marketing plans. Emphasis on the major components of marketing strategy; establishment of overall corporate objectives; analysis of strategic business units; identification of creative alternatives; and examination of company, target market, and competitors. Views strategy formulation from the global and managerial perspectives. Examines significant marketing strategies and applies them to practical analysis of established marketing cases dealing with new and established product management, pricing, channels, and promotional aspects. Prereq: MNGT 611, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, or ACCT 501, DSCI 351, ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 501, ECON 265, FIN 305, MKTG 305. Current USI MBA student or permission from MBA program director.