Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.
MBA Foundations (SBU 495)
This prerequisite course is designed to prepare students with a non-business degree for transition into the MBA program by providing a base understanding of select material concepts and techniques across the disciplines of management, marketing, accounting, financial analysis, quantitative analysis/statistics, and microeconomics. Students are responsible for directly purchasing access to assigned online modules through the course provider. Permission required. Offered all sessions of MBA program. Variable credit (1-3 credits).
Financial Accounting (SBU 500)
Study of the principles of financial accounting and analysis of financial statements. Master’s session 1 (and 3 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Economics for Decision Making (SBU 501)
This course reviews micro- and macro-economic theories, examines qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques derived from them, and applies these tools to improve economic forecasting and managerial decision-making. Master’s session 3 (and 5 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Project Management (SBU 505)
This course introduces the fundamental tasks, challenges, and organizational dynamics of managing complex projects across a diverse set of stakeholders. This course further develops the MBA student's problem-solving skills necessary to manage teams, schedules, risks, and resources to achieve strategic business objectives. There is a focused emphasis on why projects fail and approaches to mitigating these issues through clear, upfront, problem definition, planning, and risk management. Master's session 1 (and session 3 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Intro to New Venture Development (SBU 510)
This course provides an introduction and overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business model innovation. Bringing together the disciplines of marketing, finance, product development, and management, it presents an integrative perspective into the process of starting a new business or identifying opportunities to expand an existing business. The course is the platform upon which to build further studies in the development of business strategy. Master’s session 4 (and 5 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
New Venture Feasibility Analysis (SBU 515)
This course is about developing the analytical and conceptual skills required to test the feasibility of a business concept. The process of feasibility analysis involves identifying, evaluating, and determining whether to exploit an opportunity. It is grounded in the tools of market research and analysis. Prerequisite: SBU510. Master’s session 5. 3 credits.
Human Resource Management (SBU 516)
This course analyzes the dynamics of human resource practices and opportunities. Topics include: strategic planning, workforce adaptation, change management, job design, recruitment, compensation and benefit implementation, legislative and ethical issues, budgetary impacts, international trends, and training and development. Master’s session 2 (and 4 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Financial Concerns of Entrepreneurs (SBU 520)
This course applies current economic research theory to the study of entrepreneurship and new venture finance. This approach shows how entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and outside investors can rely on economic concepts as a framework to guide decision-making. The financial theory that is an extension of the economic analysis and which supports entrepreneurial decision making is also a focus of the course. Prerequisite: SBU515 or permission of instructor. Master’s session 6. 3 credits.
Financial Management (SBU 521)
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the skills and applications of financial management. It addresses elements of both the accounting and finance functions. Case studies demonstrate how financial concepts are articulated in global market positioning. Master’s session 2 (and 4 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Global Management (SBU 526)
This course examines the complexities of organization and management as key components in developing successful international strategies for organizations. Master's session 3 (and 6 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Marketing and Sales Strategies (SBU 536)
Principles of marketing and communication and current marketing and sales challenges are reviewed to develop the ability to analyze, interpret, design, and evaluate strategic marketing plans and communication vehicles. Master’s session 5 (and 1 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Management Information Systems (SBU 546)
This course examines management information systems in organizations. The range of systems needed to provide support for management in planning and control is analyzed. Technology's current and prospective applications to create a competitive edge are also addressed. Master’s session 6 (and 2 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Strategic Management (SBU 615)
This course is the capstone course for the MBA program and requires the students to demonstrate proficiency in the topics studies throughout the program. The students learn how to perform a strategic analysis of an organization and to write and present case analysis in a professional format. The final project is a detailed written case analysis or a business plan accompanied by a professional oral presentation. Permission of program director is required. Master's sessions 2, 4, and 6. 3 credits.