mba prospective students

  • This course sensitizes students to the broad range of environmental issues affecting business and society today. It examines how society’s increasing concern for the natural environment is having a major impact on business firms as well as how business is affecting the environment. Theoretical frameworks and case studies are used. A strategic approach is emphasized. This course satisfies the Business and Society requirement.

  • This course will identify and examine critical business ethics issues for the 21st century enterprise, studied through the frameworks of (a) applied organizational ethics and, (b) sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Special emphasis will be placed on ethical leadership, ethical reasoning and decision-making, the skills of ethical leadership, and the imperative of sustainable development as a lens for examining business as a force for good.

  • Effective business leadership requires a commitment to personal leadership development and formation in order to fully realize one’s personal goals and maximize the value of the organization and the contribution it makes to stakeholders and society at large. This approach defines valuation in its broadest sense and links one’s development as a principle-based leader to how an organization identifies and implements core values within the enterprise.

  • This course adopts a thematic approach to applying economic concepts to solving contemporary real-world business problems. These problems are analyzed from the perspective of an entrepreneur, a business manager, and an economic policy maker. Specific themes include understanding economic terminology, issues and methods; identifying determinants of supply and demand; understanding the economics of the firm, characterizing alternative market structures, measuring aggregate demand and supply, and understanding the implications of various government economic policies.

  • Concepts, principles, processes, and implications relevant to gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace are examined. Topics include analysis of the company environment, identification of the company’s competitive strategy, assessment of segments and identifying target markets, entry and expansion into the global marketplace, development of global positioning and marketing strategies, and standardization and adaptation strategies.

  • This course introduces students to international business finance and the workings of international financial markets. The principal objective of the course is for students to develop an understanding of the basic tools of financial decision-making in an international environment. Key topics of study include exchange rate determination; relationships between inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates; risk management; multinational capital budgeting; and international portfolio theory.

  • This course examines key issues and problems involved in managing human resources on a global scale. In addition to comparative analysis of traditional HRM areas such as staffing, training, performance appraisal, and compensation, special topics include expatriate preparation, repatriation, and managing an international and culturally diverse workforce.

  • This course will examine marketing management and planning factors and techniques required for success in a global environment. Students will develop an appreciation for the external forces which shape the international marketer’s decisions and will study strategic decision-making used by international firms as they enter and adapt to new cultures and nations.

  • This course broadens MBA students’ perspective and helps them develop in-depth understanding of international business theories and practices. Students will learn about complex issues in different political, legal, economic, monetary, and socio-cultural systems and how they influence business operations. Students will study the key theories, government policies, and current trends of international trade and foreign direct investment. Students will also examine various market entry modes, strategy choices, as well as organization and management approaches. Through this course, students will acquire skills and knowledge necessary for evaluating international opportunities and challenges and for managing international expansion and operations.

  • This course presents insights from a variety of academic disciplines, including management, psychology, sociology, economics, and political science, to understand the processes through which people work together in organizations. Focus on topics such as leadership, motivation, diversity, decision-making, and organizational culture.

  • The factors present in the external environments of business relative to business law and political entities that must be dealt with by business managers. Interrelated ethical considerations will be explored along with such topics as agency, contracts, business organizations, property, the court system, and business interfaces with local, state and federal governments. This course satisfies the Business and Society requirement.