Curriculum

Dr. VarelaAll students must complete 48 credit hours of Course of Study for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) which includes the Required Graduate Core plus 9 credit hours of the chosen MBA concentration course work. Courses in the Required MBA Core may be substituted for other graduate courses in the same academic discipline if the MBA student has shown an appropriate understanding of the subject matter in previous undergraduate or graduate coursework.

No more than three hours in any concentration can be undergraduate courses available for graduate credit.

Course of Study for the Master of Business Administration (48 semester hours)

The course of study for the Master of Business Administration degree includes two sets of academic requirements:

Required MBA Core   39 semester hours
MBA Concentration     9 semester hours
Total:   48 semester hours

Required MBA Core (39 semester hours)

ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting
MGMT 5311 Organizational Management Seminar
BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics
QMB 5311 Quantitative Methods in Business
ECON 5360 Global Economic Environment for Managers
CIS 5313 Strategic Information Systems
ACCT 5311 Accounting for Management
FIN 5311 Financial Management
ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
MGMT 5336 Effective Management of Human Resources
MKT 5311 Marketing Management
OSCM 5308 Concepts of Production Management
MGMT 5335 International Strategic Management (taken in final semester)

MBA Concentrations (9 semester hours)

Complete three courses from those listed under your area of concentration:

Computer Information Systems
CIS 5340 Electronic Commerce in Business
CIS 5350 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 5360 Business Intelligence and Security Informatics
CIS 5365 Database and Data Management
CIS 5370 Data Communications and Computer Networks
CIS 5380 Information Systems for Managers
CIS 5394 Current Issues in CIS
Economics
ECON 5312 The Economic Environment
ECON 5320 Monetary and Fiscal Policy and Problems
ECON 5350 Industrial Organization and Policy
ECON 5365 Economic Development
ECON 5366 Latin American Economics
ECON 5370 Applied Econometrics
Finance
BUSN 5310 Issues in Corporate Governance
FIN 5301 Theory of Financial Management
FIN 5315 Securities Analysis
FIN 5316 Risk Management and Derivative Markets
FIN 5318 Capital Formation, Analysis and Budgeting
FIN 5325 International Financial Management
FIN 5370 Financial Modeling
International Business
FIN 5325 International Financial Management
MGMT 5345 Global Management
And one of the following:
BUSN 5310 Issues in Corporate Governance
BUSN 5394 Special Topic in International Business
FIN 5322 International Financial Markets and Institutions
MKT 5355 International Marketing
Management
BUSN 5310 Issues in Corporate Governance
BUSN 5330 Project Management
BUSN 5335 Strategic Business Communication and Reputation Management
BUSN 5392 Corporate Engagement Project (FTMBA Only)
MGMT 5314 Corporate Entrepreneurship
MGMT 5345 Global Management
MGMT 5346 Total Quality Management
MGMT 5394 Current Issues in Management
Marketing
MKT 5320 New Product Development
MKT 5321 Marketing Research
MKT 5322 Sales Management
MKT 5323 Consumer Behaviour
MKT 5324 Retailing Management
MKT 5325 Service Marketing
MKT 5330 Marketing Strategy
Operations & Supply Chain Management
OSCM 5311 Inventory and Materials Management
OSCM 5325 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
And one of the following:
CIS 5340 Electronic Commerce in Business
OSCM 5330 Management of Service Operations
OSCM 5394 Current Issues in Supply Chain Management
MGMT 5346 Total Quality Management
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
MGMT 5301 Leading Groups and Teams
MGMT 5302 Employment Law
MGMT 5303 Social Issues in Management
MGMT 5304 Negotiation and Conflict Management
MGMT 5305 Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 5306 Diversity in Organizations
MGMT 5307 Career Management
Health Systems *
NURS 5335 Management Roles and Operations
NURS 5337 Healthcare Financial Management
NURS 5365 Managing Healthcare Outcomes

* The Health Systems concentration is offered online by the College of Nursing for students with BSN degrees. For more infomation, see your advisor.

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ACCT 5311 - Accounting for Management
A study of accounting as related to making business decisions. Readings, cases, and problems dealing with accounting concepts, budgeting and cost control, use of accounting data in planning operations and policy formulation, and tax planning in business policies.
ACCT 5301 - Financial Accounting
An introductory study of accounting procedures involved in recording transactions producing income statements and interpreting financial data prepared primarily for external users. This course examines the theory and practices related to recording assets, liabilities, owners’ equities, revenues and expenses in accordance with current accounting theory.
CIS 5313 - Strategic Information Systems
This course is concerned with how general managers can apply information technology (IT) to increase strategic advantage and organizational effectiveness. The objective of the course is to develop students’ ability to identify information systems that can increase organizational competitiveness and to recognize the major threats to these desired outcomes. Successful application of IT to business problems and opportunities will also be reviewed.
ECON 5311 - Managerial Economics
An evaluative study of the theory of economic decision-making in individual firms, groups of firms, and industries under market conditions ranging from competition to monopoly.
ECON 5360 - Global Economic Environment for Managers
Economic principles of the flow of goods, services, and capital funds across international borders. Analysis of existing national and international economic institutions influencing international trade and capital flow.
FIN 5311 - Financial Management
A study of the financial manager in executive decision making, involving financial planning and analysis in the allocation of the financial resources of a firm; investment decision-making, capital budgeting, and financial problems of growth.
MGMT 5311 - Organizational Management Seminar
An experiential study of management processes and problems associated with the social system of organizations including individual and group behavior, behavior among groups, and behavior of organizations in an international context interacting with external and internal environments.
BLAW 5306 - Business Law and Ethics
A broad-based course covering an introductory study of the legal environment of business and of social and ethical considerations affecting business.
MGMT 5336 - Effective Management of Human Resources
A study of methods to effectively utilize and manage human resources in a rapidly changing business environment. Topics covered include planning, staffing, appraising, compensating, training, career management, improving the work environment, and establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
MKT 5311 - Marketing Management
Analysis of policy formulation by marketing management with special emphasis on the influence of internal and external environment factors that affect the competitive strategies of a marketing firm.
OSCM 5308 - Concepts of Production Management
The production/operations function is concerned with the planning and decision-making activities of managers directly responsible for the conversion of resources into products and services. This course is a study of the issues underlying the management of operations, and introduces students to a variety of tools and techniques used by operations managers exploring alternative means of implementing decisions.
QMB 5311 - Quantitative Methods in Business
Basic mathematical techniques employed in the solution of management problems, including probability theory and tests of hypotheses.
MGMT 5335 - International Strategic Management
A study of the global competitive and economic factors that shape the environment in which firms operate. The distinctive nature of the business environment in developing countries, and the managerial implications of that, will be highlighted. To be taken in the last semester.
CIS 5340 - Electronic Commerce in Business
Provides students with a well-defined set of business perspectives and good technical background in the electronic commerce (e-commerce) area. The course will also cover international, legal, ethical, and tax issues in the e-commerce area. The students will gain hands-on experience in designing, developing, deploying, and operating e-commerce dynamic Web sites using appropriate Web application construction software.
CIS 5350 - Systems Analysis and Design
Presents an overview of the systems development life cycle. It focuses on tools and techniques that the programmer or analyst can use to document information systems. Tools for describing data flow, data structure, process flow, file design, input and output design, and program specifications are applied to documenting systems. The course surveys other important skills for the systems analyst such as fact finding, communications, project management, and cost-benefit analysis.
CIS 5360 - Business Intelligence and Security Informatics
Introduces students to information systems security trends, business impact, challenges, preventive measures, tools, and emerging issues. The students will learn how to manage security, create security plans and architectures, identify and use security tools and devices. The course has two components: lecture/discussion on information security and a lab component where students learn the use of different security tools.
CIS 5365 - Database and Data Management
Designed to teach fundamental skills in the collection, dissemination, and management of data. This course presents data management from a managerial perspective, ranging from high level, conceptual views, through intermediate, formal modeling techniques, to hands-on usage of a current large-scale and microcomputer database management system. It utilizes hands-on project work, but emphasizes managerial concerns such as ethics, societal impact, privacy, design, organizational impact, and strategic implication of data management.
CIS 5370 - Data Communication and Computer Networks
Introduces students to data communication and computer network fundamental and IS security basics. The course has a managerial approach to evaluating and selecting data communications and computer network technologies. Other topics covered include hardware and software for networks, various types of networks (LAN, MAN, WAN, VPN, wireless etc.), internetworking and Internet, network management and telecommunications. The course also covers network security and strategic use of such systems.
CIS 5380 - Information Systems for Mangers
An internet-based course which examines the impacts, issues, advantages, and disadvantages of technology in organizations, education, government, society, culture, wireless environments, computer forensics and security, and the future. The course has a strong managerial perspective in order to prepare students for managerial careers in IT. Coverage includes the analysis, design, implementation, and integration of systems in specific environments and the close examination of real-world technological phenomenon.
CIS 5394 - Current Issues in CIS
Investigate special topics and current issues in Computer Information Systems. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
ECON 5312 - The Economic Environment
An evaluative study of the determinants of levels of national income, employment, and prices. Prerequisite: ECON 2303 or ECON 5304.
ECON 5320 - Monetary and Fiscal Policies and Problems
An analysis and critique of monetary and fiscal policies and problems designed to facilitate economic stability and economic progress. Emphasis is given to development and application of techniques used for analysis of economic activity, in-depth studies of stabilization policies and their effects, and analysis of problems inherent in the economic system.
ECON 5350 - Industrial Organization and Policy
Selected topics in structure, conduct, regulation of business and public policy toward business.
ECON 5365 - Economic Development
A critical analysis of policies designed to achieve economic growth in less developed countries. Topics include monetary and fiscal measures, development of human resources, capital formation, investment allocation, introduction of new technologies and coordination of domestic policies with the international economy.
ECON 5366 - Latin American Economics
A study of the existing economic institutions in Latin America. Application of economic principles to Latin American economic problems and policy. The emphasis is institutional rather than analytical.
ECON 5370 - Applied Econometrics
Correlation and regression analysis, autocorrelation, elements of linear algebra and other current quantitative topics will be treated. The course is designed to provide basic expertise in the application of quantitative techniques to economic problems.
FIN 5301 - Theory of Financial Management
A study of the financial manager in executive decision making, involving financial planning and analysis in the allocation of the financial resources of a firm; investment decision-making, capital budgeting, and financial problems of growth.
FIN 5315 - Securities Analysis
An in-depth study of the techniques of market and security analysis. Special emphasis is placed on the development of portfolio theory, application of the theory to real-world situations, and the evaluation of portfolio management.
FIN 5316 - Risk Management and Derivative Markets
A study of the nature, functions, and applications of the various futures and options markets and contracts. Basis, long and short term hedging, spreading, normal and inverted markets are examined, along with theoretical considerations.
FIN 5318 - Capital Formation, Analysis, and Budgeting
This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the cost of capital and arguments concerning the appropriate specification of capital costs; analysis of the capitalization package of the firm; study of cash flows as they relate to the investment decision; risk analysis in the capital budgeting process and a study of techniques of capital budgeting under various constraints.
FIN 5325 - International Financial Management
An in-depth study of foreign exchange risk management as it relates to the protection of future investment decisions, the cost of capital, and the firm’s financial structure. Subject matter may vary at the discretion of the instructor.
FIN 5370 - Financial Modeling
Study of classical and contemporary financial models. Emphasis on examining theoretical foundations, testing and modification of existing models, and inferences they provide for decision-making. Among topics covered are simulation models of financial processes of the firm, modeling and testing securities market behavior, risk management strategies, valuations, and sensitivity analysis of financial decisions.
MGMT 5345 - Global Management
This course seeks to provide students with a synthesis of knowledge about globalization and organizational life. Additionally, it deals with the manner in which organizations orient themselves in order to respond to issues that stem from differing cultural logics.
MGMT 5335 - International Strategic Management
A study of the global competitive and economic factors that shape the environment in which firms operate. The distinctive nature of the business environment in developing countries, and the managerial implications of that, will be highlighted. Prerequisites: Department approval and to be taken in the last semester; fulfills the requirements for MGMT 5325.
ACCT 4325 - International Accounting
Course Objective is to help students recognize the effect of internationalization on firm accounting performance, understand the effect of national borders on accounting practices, and the effect on accounting of cultural, economic, political, legal, and sociological differences.
BLAW 4325 - International Business Law
Legal environments in which international business operates; litigation and arbitration of international disputes; transfer of capital and technology regulations; impact of antitrust and taxation laws on international business transactions; legal structure and powers of overseas business organizations; patent, trade-marks, and copyright aspects of international business transactions.
FIN 5322 - International Financial Markets and Institutions
An in-depth study of the markets and institutions that influence the flow of goods and services among nations, exchange rate determination, and international monetary problems. Subject matter may vary at the discretion of the instructor.
MKT 5355 - International Marketing
This course focuses on the types of marketing decisions facing the international marketing manager in the multinational firm. It examines international marketing in terms of exporting and importing as well as other modes of entry. Considerable emphasis is placed upon differences among markets because of geography, politics, economics, culture, commercial policy, legal matters and trade practices. Areas of investigation include global marketing of the marketing mix and border/regional issues.
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MGMT 5335 - International Strategic Management
A study of the global competitive and economic factors that shape the environment in which firms operate. The distinctive nature of the business environment in developing countries, and the managerial implications of that, will be highlighted.
MGMT 5345 - Global Management
This course seeks to provide students with a synthesis of knowledge about globalization and organizational life. Additionally, it deals with the manner in which organizations orient themselves in order to respond to issues that stem from differing cultural logics.
MGMT 5314 - Corporate Entrepreneurship
Corporate entrepreneurship is the process of creating new ventures and generating innovation within existing organizations. This course examines organizational culture characteristics that facilitate or inhibit corporate venturing. Emphasis is placed on the process by which new venture opportunities are identified, launched and managed. The course focuses on the behaviors of venture team members associated with success.
MGMT 5346 - Total Quality Management
Analysis of the philosophy of total quality, world class, and productivity management theories. Students will be exposed to “real world” practitioners and problems to build a perspective on problems faced by businesses, of all sizes and forms, in light of global competition.
OSCM 5311 - Inventory and Materials Management
This course addresses the issues and approaches associated with managing the inventory and flow of raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods, and supplies to ensure/enhance the organization’s competitiveness and profitability. Topics will include outsourcing and make-or-buy decisions, international/global sourcing, and computer based inventory/materials systems, as well as the formulation and application of quantitative models for inventory analysis and decision making. The concepts, principles, and strategic impact of some of the more significant approaches in production/inventory planning and control, such as just in time systems, material requirements planning, and enterprise resource planning, will be discussed.
OSCM 5325 - Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
This course is designed to present and discuss concepts, issues and problems critical to global operations, with some emphasis on those that pertain to the operation and improvement of global supply chains. Innovations in global operations management and technology, as well as the opportunities and challenges posed by such innovations, will be investigated. Coverage will include successful approaches in the areas of product design, quality management, and project management, among others, that have led to dramatic improvements in global business performance. Important recent developments and approaches for the effective and efficient operation of global supply chains will be identified and discussed.
OSCM 5330 - Management of Service Operations
The major concepts of service, the design and implementation of service systems, the operational issues, and the tools for managing a service operation are covered to provide understanding of the broader role of service at both the service and goods firms. Service strategies, service quality, and other emerging service issues are discussed. Special attention will be given to service operations in maquiladora environment.
CIS 5340 - Electronic Commerce in Business
The course will provide students with a well-defined set of business perspectives and good technical background in the electronic commerce (e-commerce) area. The course will also cover international, legal, ethical, and tax issues in the e-commerce area. The students will gain hands-on experience in designing, developing, deploying, and operating e-commerce dynamic Web sites using appropriate Web application construction software.
OSCM 5394 - Current Issues in Supply Chain Management
A course organized to investigate special topics and current issues in production/operations management. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
MGMT 5346 - Total Quality Management
Analysis of the philosophy of total quality, world class, and productivity management theories. Students will be exposed to “real world” practitioners and problems to build a perspective on problems faced by businesses, of all sizes and forms, in light of global competition.
NURS 5300 - Organizational Theory and Culture
Examination of organizational and management theories and research that guide effective management practice in integrated care delivery systems and managed care settings. Management/organizational theories include adaptation-innovation theory, interpersonal relationship theories, situational leadership, power, change, and conflict. The management process is detailed. Research and theory on diversity, particularly cultural diversity, is integrated into management theory and practice. Organizational culture is viewed as a primary influencer of organizational behavior, dynamics, and management behavior.
NURS 5335 - Management Roles and Operations
Explication of nurse management roles and functions in a variety of health care settings including community settings. Specific operations are discussed including supervision and administration, strategic planning, marketing, policy development, systems analysis, decision support and collective bargaining. Culturally diverse perspectives on management roles and behaviors are applied to work requirements in health care organizations.
NURS 5337 - Healthcare Financial Management
Basic economic policies related to funding of healthcare of individuals and populations of diverse backgrounds will be discussed as will financial and accounting concepts. Planning, budgeting and controlling process will be analyzed from the perspective of impact on patient populations, programs, units, and organizations. Students will complete a 45 hour practicum project focusing on cost analyses and business plans for a specific patient population, unit or organization.
NURS 5338 - Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
Focus on the concepts of law that affect nursing and health care delivery in various settings to lead practice, to prevent liability, and to assist in public policy development related to organized nursing services. Organizational challenges and constraints are evaluated in relation to state and federal level policies. Ethical considerations, legal decisions, and public policy are highlighted as they affect nursing practice and the administrative role. Required for all graduate nursing students.
NURS 5357 - Perspectives on Border Health
Examines issues and challenges in border health care with special reference to the U.S.-Mexico border. Social, cultural, political and economic factors are explored and analyzed in relation to the role of nursing, health care delivery and policy formulation along the border. Community-based and other innovative and indigenous health care strategies and programs are critically evaluated using appropriate research approaches.
NURS 5365 - Managing Health Care Outcomes
Performance and outcome standards used by industry, regulatory and accreditation bodies are applied to improvement of clinical and administrative outcomes in health care programs and organizations. Measurement and management of individuals and populations of culturally diverse backgrounds are stressed. Evidence-based practice and the relationship of quality/performance to cost are core themes.
NURS 5366 - Managing Diverse Work Teams
Human resources management in health care systems. Emphasis is on managing diversity in recruiting, interviewing, evaluating, and promoting staff. Laws and regulations related to equal employment opportunity are integrated. Students analyze models and research that foster work team transformations that result in enhanced individual, team and organizational productivity.
FIN 5325 - International Financial Management
An in-depth study of foreign exchange risk management as it relates to the protection of future investment decisions, the cost of capital, and the firm's financial structure. Subject matter may vary at the discretion of the instructor.
BUSN 5310 - Issues in Corporate Governance
This course provides in-depth coverage of the relationship between corporate ownership and corporate control as well as the various social and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal stakeholder groups. Corporate business governance concerns how ethical or moral considerations are included in the public issues facing organizations and the decision-making process of managers. Specific topics can include: external governance-law and regulation; internal controls and accountability; financial market supervision and control; best practices and norms of behavior and governance and financial market economics. Topics may vary at the discretion of the professor.
BUSN 5394- Special Topic in International Business
This course deals with selected cross-disciplinary topics of current importance in international business. The topics and course content may vary from semester to semester.
BUSN 5335 - Strategic Business Communication and Reputation Management
This course spans the academic areas or Operations and Organizational Management covering both theory and practice of completing projects efficiently. This course introduces students to the conceptual framework and applied aspects of successful project management implementation.
BUSN 5392 - Corporate Engagement Project (FTMBA Only)
This course is a team-based, interactive corporate immersion in which MBA students conduct specific firm-sponsored project research.
BUSN 5330 - Project Management
This course spans the academic areas or Operations and Organizational Management covering both theory and practice of completing projects efficiently. This course introduces students to the conceptual framework and applied aspects of successful project management implementation.
MGMT 5394 - Current Issues in Management
Current Issues In Management (3-0) A course organized to investigate special topics and current issues in management. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
MKT 5320 - New Product Development
This course examines the strategies, processes and methods for managing different stages of product development from idea generation to market testing, and the cutting-edge tools and techniques used for new product development. Although the primary focus of the course is on physical products, much of the material is also relevant for the design of new services.
MKT 5321 - Marketing Research
Companies that successfully meet consumer needs enojoy a position of competitive advantage and superior financial performance. In today's business environment, managers keep track of consumer needs by gathering and analyzing data from multiple internal and external sources. In this course, students will learn how to manage and integrate data to make business decisions. At the end of the class, students will be able to 1) define business problems, 2) assess data needs and resources, 3) gather and manage data, 4) evaluate data quality, 5) analyze basic data sets using statistical software, 6) recommend business solutions by creating and presenting business reports.
MKT 5322 - Sales Management
This course offers an overview of professional sales force management and personal selling by firms engaged in business-to-business and cosumer goods/services marketing. The course will examine the role, importance, and process of personal selling in different marketing situations. Students will be able to diagnose and address diverse problems and decisions that arise in developing and implementing a firm's selling strategy.
MKT 5323 - Consumer Behavior
This course emphasizes the psychological and sociological aspects of individual (and to a lesser extent organizational) buyer behavior. Topics range from individual differences in perception, learning, motivation, and personality to the decision making processes that are made by individuals (and organizations). Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on the application of these fundamental concepts to the formulation of marketing strategy. A particular emphasis will be placed on being able to apply the conceptual elements of consumer behavior in settings that can be transformative in nature (e.g., improve the lives of consumers as well as the world around them).
MKT 5324 - Retailing Management
This course analyzes the retailing process, the environment in which it operates, and the characteristics of retail institutions and functions. It examines trends in retailing and uses the strategic profit model approach to understand the impact of retail mix strategies (e.g., pricing, location, inventory, etc) on performance. It offers a historical perspective with emphasis on the evolution of retailing structure and institutions, trends, and location strategies.
MKT 5325 - Service Marketing
The course focuses on the challenges of managing service brands and delivering quality service to customers across industry sectors. The attraction, retention, and building of strong customer relationships through quality service (and services) are at the heart of the course content. The course examines the development, implementation, and assessment of service program strategies in the context of customer relationship management and its linkages to customer lifetime value and profitability. It emphasizes total organization commitment to quality service and how effective marketing and customer focus must be coordinated across functional areas.
MKT 5330 - Marketing Strategy
The course focuses on the formulation of marketing strategy at the strategic management level of the organization. The course emphasizes analytic skills to solve marketing problems and to address marketing opportunities associated with multinational marketing issues in the context of multi- product and multi-functional consumer and industrial organizations. The course offers a systematic analysis and evaluation of the firm's resources, capabilities, competition, market position and external environment to develop positions of competitive advantage and superior financial performance.
MGMT 5301 - Leading Groups and Teams
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of how to effectively manage groups and teams in organizations. Topics include the basics of teamwork, internal dynamics of teams, and external dynamics of teams. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning each of these topics.
MGMT 5302 - Empolyment Law
This course will examine the applicable common law and statutory legal rules relevant to various employment situations. Students will analyze specific employment situations in order to identify the relevant legal facts and issues. They will apply the appropriate legal rules to specific situations in order to come to a conclusion about potential legal liability. Students will learn how to make specific recommendations for employers to deal with a wide variety of potential legal issues in order to make reasonable recommendations that will avoid or reduce legal liability. In addition the course will compare, contrast, and evaluate various systems for resolving employment disputes and legal claims (e.g. negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation).
MGMT 5303 - Social Issues in Management
The objective of this course is to provide a broad review of social issues in management. Topics include ethical issues for managers, social issues in organizational behavior and human resource management, and social issues in strategic management. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning each of these topics.
MGMT 5304 - Negotiation and Conflict Management
This course examines theories and concepts related to negotiation and the dynamics of bargaining in business contexts. Students will develop the ability to analyze and implement different negotiation styles and tactics in order to successfully manage conflict relationships typically found in business settings. Both intellectual and experiential learning components will be used to study a broad range of negotiation situations in many contexts including marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, human resource and industrial relations across a wide range of industries.
MGMT 5305 - Cross-Cultural Management
This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of effective cross-cultural management and the challenges that are likely to emerge while working internationally. The course focuses on international organizational behavior and human resource issues and practices in transnational organizations. The course is divided into three modules: (a) understanding the effects of culture on attitudes and behavior, (b) organizational and human resource issues such as teamwork, leadership, and negotiation, and (c) preparation for working in or working with people in international assignments.
MGMT 5306 - Diversity in Organizations
Inclusive workplaces build on equal opportunity principles to create a culture of respect, involvement and success for all employees. This course involves an examination of individual differences and group affiliations that create a diverse workforce. It also considers paradigms that limit and promote inclusion and what each individual student, employers and society as a whole can do to promote inclusive workplaces.
MGMT 5307 - Career Management
This course will guide students to consider major career questions that my emerge as a result of getting an MBA. The course will require in-depth reflection and the use of various self-assessment instruments as well as group work that will require fellow classmates to give each other honest feedback.