(24 hours total: 8 total courses, each 3 credit hours):
ECON/PMBA 5015 (Economics for Managers)
Economics for Managers uses real-world issues and examples to illustrate how economic principles impact business decisions. Emphases on agency and contract theory, managerial behavioral economics, game theory, and pricing are especially valuable to decision making by managers. In this course, cases use actual data to illustrate the use of basic economic models to solve managerial and economic problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both undergraduate Micro and Macro Economics or 80% score in final exam of Economics Module.
MGT/PMBA 5250 (Organizational Behavior and Leadership)
An examination of the theoretical and research foundations that explain behavior within the context of organizations. The focus will be on how organizational behavior theory is translated into practice such that students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective manager.
MGT/PMBA 5810 (Information Technology for Business)
This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with role of information technology (IT) in business organizations. The course provides a balance between managerial and technical aspects of information technology. Managerial aspects include topics such as using IT as a strategic source for competitive advantage, enterprise resource planning, electronic commerce, supply chain management, and role of data analytics in modern businesses. Technical topics include hardware, software, databases, Internet of things (IoT), developing and acquiring IT, and IT security.
FIN/PMBA 5820 (Financial Management)
The goal of this course is to acquaint all business students with the primary concepts and techniques of financial analysis. The course will build upon the skills obtained in accounting and economics and use those skills for making decisions regarding a firm’s use of capital toward the goal of maximizing the value of the firm. It is assumed that all students are familiar with financial statements and basic statistical and economic principles. The first part of the course will develop the tools used in modern financial analysis, including financial statement analysis and valuation techniques. Latter portions will apply these tools to decision-making for long-term (capital budgeting and cost of capital) financial management for both large and small firms. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both undergraduate Micro and Macro Economics or 80% score in final exam of Economics Module; grade of C or better in undergraduate Statistics I course or 80% score in final exam of Statistics Module; and, grade of C or better in undergraduate Principles of Accounting I (Financial Accounting) or 80% score in final exam of Accounting Module.
MGT/PMBA 5835 (Quantitative Decision Analysis for Business)
This course covers quantitative and statistical decision models for business decision making. Topics covered in depth include Decision Analysis, Regression Modeling, Linear Programming, Transportation and network modeling, Forecasting, Inventory Management, Statistical Quality Control, Project Management, and Simulation modeling techniques and concepts, and their applications for managerial decision-making. All topics will be presented using computer spreadsheet modeling approach. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in undergraduate Statistics I course or 80% score in final exam of Statistics Module.
ACC/PMBA 5855 (Accounting for Managers)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough exposure to the basic elements of financial and managerial accounting from a manager’s perspective. Emphasis is placed on the application of accounting information both from an external user’s perspective and for internal decision making. Contemporary topics that might affect the use of accounting information are surveyed, including in depth discussion of current events in business and financial news. The course draws upon the collective business experiences of the participants during classroom discussions that demonstrate the application of key concepts. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in undergraduate Principles of Accounting I (Financial Accounting) or 80% score in final exam of Accounting Module.
MKT/PMBA 5860 (Marketing Management)
The goal of this course is to provide a decision-oriented overview of marketing management. This course focuses on the management challenge of designing and implementing marketing strategies that maximize customer satisfaction and firm profitability. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both undergraduate Micro and Macro Economics or 80% score in final exam of Economics Module.
ETR/PMBA 5885 (Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
Innovation is critical for survival and growth in today’s climate of increasing globalization, technological change, market transition, and business model modification. Yet, most corporations struggle with innovation within the traditional management model. Corporate entrepreneurship provides the context and infrastructure for sustained innovation within established organizations. The focus of this course is on the entrepreneurial processes and principles needed in established organizations for successful strategic innovation. Prerequisites: PMBA/FIN 5820, PMBA/ACC 5855, PMBA/MKT 5860 and PMBA/MGT 5250.