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MBA 501–Business Ethics (3)
The topics of spirituality, business ethics, and calling from a Christian perspective will be explored as well as what it means to integrate one’s faith and work in a holistic manner that impacts the global marketplace.
MBA 502 – Accounting (3)
Accounting practices, GAAP, as well as other international standards, such as IFRS, available to value aspects of an enterprise will be covered. The cost structure of a business, including product costing, overhead analysis, variance analysis, as well as decision-making tools required to effectively manage the underlying cost drivers of a business will be covered. The perspective of the course will be from a user of the information for decision-making purposes.
MBA 503–International Business and Economics (3)
A study of the nature of international financial markets including the balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, and hedging instruments. Additional topics related to the financial management of multinational corporations will be covered.
MBA 504 – Financial Management (3)
Financial management concepts such as present value, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, capital structures, financial forecasting, and working capital management will be covered. Additional subjects will include valuations, and different sources and uses of capital available in order for the leaders to be good stewards of the organization.
MBA 505–Global Operations and Data Management (3)
An overview of design, control, and improvement of production and service systems. Topics including operations strategies, product design, process selection, and quality management are covered. This course will also utilize tools to aid decision-making. Skills such as data collection, preparation, analysis, and interpretation will be taught.
MBA 506 – Strategic Marketing (3)
A study of current challenges in today’s global marketing environment. A key aspect is understanding the need to develop a competitive advantage by creating customer value. Further understanding of marketing strategies, positioning, market segmentation, pricing, communication, and distribution channels will take place. Emphasis will be on developing skill for entering new markets.
MBA 507 – Strategic Leadership (3)
This course provides practical understandings into internal and external factors which impact the effectiveness of leaders and an understanding of the dynamics of leadership skills and behaviors necessary to function in a competitive, international environment. Topics such as characteristics of leaders, change leadership, transformational leadership, and servant leadership will be covered.
MBA 508–Entrepreneurship & Innovation (3)
A study of entrepreneurship and the skills and practices needed to launch a sustainable venture. This involves understanding how to stimulate creativity, innovation management, new product development, and becoming a learning organization.
MBA 601 – Communication & Culture (1.5)
An understanding of the various aspects and theories of culture to help the student prepare for and execute strategies for communication with people from various cultures will be taught. The students will gain communication skills that can be used in global environments.
MBA 602– Social Entrepreneurship (1.5)
A study of the business principles that are being applied to solving the world’s humanitarian problems such as poverty, homelessness, malnutrition, and infectious diseases. This course introduces the field of social entrepreneurship and the effective governance of nonprofit organizations.
MBA 603–The Global Organization (1.5)
Focuses on various aspects of creating, growing, and managing a global organization. Topics such as going to market, sustainability, and opportunity analysis are covered. This course also brings a Christian worldview perspective on international business and how companies should manage in this environment.
MBA 604–The Nonprofit Organization (1.5)
Explores how a nonprofit organization develops and emerges and how the best practices of nonprofit management: supervision, planning, budgeting, fundraising and marketing can be most effectively administered.
MBA 605– Negotiations (1.5)
An introduction to negotiations in both domestic and global contexts. Students will work through real life exercises including scenarios and case studies.
MBA 606–Legal Environment of Business (1.5)
An overview of international business law focusing on the legal environment, contracts, commercial transactions, and business organizations.
MBA 607– Capstone Strategy Class (3)
In this course students will investigate industries and ideas, research alternatives, and develop competitive strategies in order to create viable business plans that meet very demanding investment audiences.
MBA 693– MBA Seminar (1-3)
Designated special-interest classes, seminars, or field experiences supervised by faculty, with the appropriate course requirements. Credit may be given more than once.