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Online Master of Business Administration (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.

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

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

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.

5225. Decision Science Modeling 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. Based on Excel and its tools and covers some of the models necessary to develop and manage successful supply chains. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program.

5235. Marketing Analysis and Strategy. 3. Understanding market orientation and the strategic marketing process is the goal of this course. 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. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program.

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.

5320. Operational Budgeting and Financial Statement Analysis. 3. Overview of basic concepts for operation/financial planning/budgeting. Financial statements and analytical techniques help determine a firm's strengths/weaknesses. Concerned with the coordination of business activities to achieve strategic objectives. Topics: performance models, balanced scorecard reporting, concepts in efficiency and effectiveness, and financial/non-financial performance measures. Prerequisite: admission into Executive MBA Program.

5330. The Global Business Environment. 1.5. Introduction to global macroeconomics and the environment in which global business takes place. 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. Prerequisite: admission into executive MBA Program.

5331. International Business Practices. 1.5. Introduces students to various aspects of international business. Areas covered include international business activity, theory, and organizations and the effects of culture on the customer and organizational environments, product and information flows, management for demand creation and fulfillment, the international monetary system, and other business functions. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program, MBAX 5330.

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 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. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program.

5350. Marketing, Markets, and Society. 3. Introduction to the interplay between marketing, markets and society. Issues and controversies for business persons are discussed in an online environment; these are analyzed and synthesized. Developing a wide, long, and integrative viewpoint for forming plans and actions are a principle objective. Prerequisite: admission to EMBA program.

5400. Enterprise Information Systems. 3. Employs various formats to examine the relationship between an organization's resources, events, and agents to create databases that form the centerpiece of ERP systems. Topics include enterprise system integration, representation, and patterns, value system and value chain modeling, information retrieval implementation, and controls. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program.

5502. Energy Finance: Project Evaluation. 3. Introduction to traditional engineering cost methods to evaluate investments in energy and mineral projects, and to modern techniques to make these decisions under uncertainty given the technical and economic risks facing minerals industries. Prerequisite: Permission of MBA Program Director, or student’s graduate program coordinator in consultation with MBA Program Director.

5503. Fundamentals of Accounting in the Energy Industry. 3. Introduction to basic financial accounting and reporting issues related to energy producing activities. Investigate current accounting practices of energy producing companies related to exploration, acquisition, development, and delivery of energy products. Cover financial requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prerequisite: Permission of the MBA Program Director, or student’s graduate program coordinator in consultation with MBA Program Director.

5504. Supply Chain Management in the Energy Industry. 3. Examines the field of supply chain management in an energy context. Study procurement and distribution strategies, concepts, tools and techniques that support energy operations. Course activities and case studies will address effective execution of these strategies and the appropriate supporting activities. Prerequisite: Permission of MBA Program Director, or student’s graduate program coordinator in consultation with MBA Program Director.

5510. Financial Management. 3. Studies of environmental influences on corporate financial decision-making and measurement devices useful in corporate financial management. Cross listed with FIN 5510 and MBAM 5510. Prerequisite: admission into MBAX Program.

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