MBA Executive

Program Description

This 30-credit MBA program concentrates on managerial aspects of finance and accounting, human resources, marketing, and management. 

Offered at the following campuses:

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA will demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to drive and foster change and innovation.
  • A honed sense of ethical standards, law, and lines of service.
  • Critical thinking and well-developed analytical and decision making skills.
  • Refined management leadership skills.
  • Advanced use of information technology.
  • Development of highly effective communication skills.

Additional Admission Requirement: Completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business administration or completion of a bachelor degree in a related field.

Program Outline 

BA 501 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 510 Business Economics 3
BA 513 Managerial and Financial Accounting 3
BA 523 Marketing Management 3
BA 537 Production and Operations Management 3
BA 542 Comprehensive Business Management Seminar 3
BA 544 Human Resources Management 3
IT 500 Management Information System 3
IT 576 IT Applications in Business  3
BA 561 Business Law  3

Course Descriptions

BA 501 Organizational Behavior                                                                             (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the impact that individual and group behavior can have on organizational performance. It will stress differences in organization behavior across cultures. The course will also focus on the key factors that affect and shape organizational behavior. It will provide: practical examples; exercises and simulations; and methods for problem solving on behavioral issues.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

BA 510 Business Economics                                                                                     (3 Credits)

This course in business economics is an essential tool that enhances a manager’s ability to make effective economic decisions. Because understanding concepts is more important than memorizing technics, this course describes both theory and practice so students understand how to produce and apply information that is useful in day-to-day decision making.  This course emphasizes the applicability of economic theory to both the business/internal dynamics of the business and the external circumstance under which businesses operate. The course provides the necessary knowledge, tools and understanding of economic discourse as a basis for the study of business as well as a background of the basic economic principles relevant to business. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

BA 513 Financial and Managerial Accounting                                                      (3 Credits)

This course is designed for the MIM and MBA student who has little or no previous background in accounting. The course consists of two parts: financial accounting and managerial (management) accounting, to include cost accounting and budgeting. Financial accounting provides information for external users, primarily investors and creditors, and accounting provides information for internal management. This course introduces students to various accounting themes and evolving concerns. This dual emphasis, finance and accounting, allows students to become grounded in accounting fundamentals. The course addresses important issues such as accounting integrity, fraud, corporate governance, and business ethics, as well as how to use financial statements to make important financial decisions.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

BA 523 Marketing Management                                                                             (3 Credits)

This course is focused on the process by which a company can creatively adapt to the global business environment within which they operate relative to the marketing concept and strategic aspects of marketing management. The course provides comprehensive coverage of the marketing mix, including various types of entry modes and channels. It also addresses aspects of the changing global marketing environment. Special attention is focused on the techniques and tools for effective decision making in the global marketing environment with practice case examples.

Prerequisite: One course in marketing and one course in management

BA 537 Production and Operations Management                                                 (3 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to the basic methods and models of production management and operations research. The course addresses inventory control and demand forecasting.  The course places emphasis on analytical techniques of POM and modern topics such as lean production involving just-in-time systems, computer-integrated manufacturing, etc. 

Prerequisite: One Management Course

BA 542 Comprehensive Business Management Seminar                                      (3 Credits)

This course focuses on how managerial thinking influences strategy formation and implementation.  The importance of change and the needed for managerial dynamic thinking and the importance of organization learning are reviewed.  The case study approach integrates the various disciplines associated with management such as accounting, finance, human resources utilization, and organization behavior.  This is the capstone course is a comprehensive course that addresses issues ranging from corporate governance and social responsibility to competitive strategy, functional strategy and strategic alliances. 

BA 544 Human Resources Management                                                                (3 Credits)

This course focuses on HRM in a multinational setting in term of human resource activities, types of employees and countries of operation.  The complexity of operating in different countries and employing different national categories of workers is a key variable that differentiates domestic and international HRM, rather than any major difference between HRM activities performed.  The course familiarizes the student with the basic functions of HR including staffing, recruiting, training and development, compensation, employee relations and performance management with an emphasis on the international environment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

IT 500 Management Information Systems                                                  (3 Credits)

This course is a comprehensive overview of information systems and the management of these functions.  Emphasis is made on introducing computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources.  The course will include discussions and readings on conceptual and practical foundations of information-processing systems support for management.  Topics include decision-making functions, computer system project management, and economic, ethical, and legal considerations of management information systems, system implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

IT 576 Information Technology (IT) Applications in Business                             (3 Credits)

This course provides an in-depth look at how today’s business organizations use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Information systems are one of the major tools available to managers for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage. This course introduces the students to electronic data processing systems and techniques in the context of organizational management information systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

BA 561 Business Law                                                                                               (3Credits)

This course emphasizes business ethics and social responsibility within the context of commercial law. Tort and contract law as well as legal concepts such as consideration and agreements are explored. Topics include liability, consumer credit and secured transactions as well as mortgages from the accountants’ perspective. In addition, the legal aspects of bankruptcy, the principal and agency relationship, business formation, securities regulation, employment law, antitrust law, unfair trade practices and management/labor agreements are detailed.