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College of Business Online MBA Program

Online MBA Program Course of Study

The Online MBA Program is offered completely online beginning each fall semester. The program is cohort based and takes 24-months (or 30 credit hours) to complete. Due to an integrated, lock-step curriculum, the program is not designed to accommodate starting and stopping once students enroll in the program.

Note: Sequence of courses subject to change.

Fall 1:

MBAX 5108. MBA Financial Accounting. (3) Provide you with the necessary tools to read, understand, and use information that emanates from the accounting system within most organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBAX program.

MBAX 5200. Business Research Methods. (3) Provides methods and applications of business research. Quantitative data analysis and interpretation. SPSS is the primary software applied. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX program.

Term Total 6 credits

Spring 1:

MBAX 5235 . Marketing Analysis. (3) Understanding market orientation and the strategic marketing process is this course's goal. Uses various tools and secondary data sources to assess current market opportunities/threats. Discusses customer targeting and relationship development, as well as strategic issues of branding, integrated marketing communications, product management, pricing, and distribution in various business exchanges.

MBAX 5510. Financial Management. (3) Studies of environmental influences on corporate financial decision-making and measurement devices useful in corporate financial management.

Term Total 6 credits

Summer 1:

MBAX 5208. MBA Managerial Accounting. (3) Turn our attention to the use of accounting information for internal decision making purposes. Prerequisite: Second semester MBAX student.

Term Total 3 credits

Fall 2:

MBAX 5225. Decision Sciences for Managers. (3) Students study selected computer-based models for solving problems in the areas of operations, finance and marketing. Tools include mathematical programming, Monte Carlo simulation and project management networks. The class is based on Excel and its tools and covers some of the models necessary to develop and manage successful supply chains.

MBAX 5300 Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Mgmt. (3) Enables students to recognize psychological phenomena influencing individual, group & organizational behavior and helps them understand different HRM functions and how HRM fits within the overall organization’s strategy. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program.

Term Total 6 credits

Spring 2:

MBAX 5151. New Ventures. (3) Explores and evaluates various entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial opportunities, including business plans. Also considers the dynamic business environment characterized by technology diversity and global enterprise. Students will analyze a business opportunity and make a presentation to potential investors.

First 8 Weeks
MBAX 5330. The Global Business Environment. (1.5) Introduction to global macroeconomics and the environment in which global business takes place. The course focuses on interest and exchange rates; business cycles; fiscal and monetary policy; budget and trade balances; international organizations central to the functioning of the global economy; and global legal and ethical issues.

Second 8 Weeks
MBAX 5331. International Business in Practice. (1.5) This course introduces students to various aspects of international business. Areas covered include international business activity and theory, international organizations and the effects of culture on the customer and organizational environments, product and information flows management for demand creation and fulfillment, ethical issues, and a variety of international business functions.

Term Total 6 credits

Summer 2:

MBAX 5345. Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments. (3) Helps students develop the skills for formulating and implementing business-level, corporate, and global strategies in dynamic environments. Students will master analytical and integrative tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries, firms, and competitors, predict competitive behavior, and develop and implement strategies to achieve and sustain competitive advantage.

Term Total 3 credits

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