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Spring 2013
Apr 16,2014
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MBAD 601 - ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING
This course focuses on information and decision-making within an organization by management for accounting issues. The overall objective of the course is to provide you with the concepts and tools needed to understand, explain, and apply financial accounting information for managerial decisions in a dynamic reporting environment. At the completion of this class each student will possess the quantitative, analytical and technical skills necessary for effective accounting managerial decision-making. Integrated throughout the class will be the basic theoretical components of performance evaluation, effective control systems and international factors and decision-making strategies that lead to effective financial reporting. Students will be able to discuss the advantages of a system that focuses on a single comprehensive measure of performance -- Economic Value Added. Integrated theoretical advantages of the Balanced Scorecard, a system that includes a broad set of performance measures to make sure a company is effectively implementing the firm's strategy for success will be presented and discussed. A student will understand the importance of financial performance measures, customer-focused performance measures, measures of internal business process performance, the role of the international markets and measures of innovation that are inherent in a Balanced Scorecard Reporting System.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 602 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
All functional areas of business--accounting, finance, marketing, and production--employ microeconomic techniques and principles. Therefore, it is important that any manager operating in the field of business be able to think like an economist. This course is divided into two main components: (1) a study of the various ways in which microeconomic principles and quantitative tools can be used to aid managers in making sound decisions. This course applies the ideas and methodology of economics to analysis of the firm, key decisions within the firm, and the industry. Topics covered include the balance of payments, international flow of funds, international parity relationships, costs, pricing, competition, economic efficiency, and industry equilibrium and change. Particular attention is paid to behavior of the firm and industries when uncertainty and transaction costs exist. Issues of public policy, especially regarding antitrust issues, are also covered. (2) an introduction to the main macroeconomic phenomena that affects the management of a corporation.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 603 - STATISTICS AND DECISION MODELS
This course provides exposure to and practice in the use of quantitative tools for aiding managerial decision-making in the corporate and public sectors. Several quantitative techniques are reviewed, solved, and modeled with Excel, along with opportunity to practice with problems and short business cases. Students will also work on a data mining group project that will have them access databases, build an appropriate data set, and extract relevant recommendations to stakeholders. The topics to be surveyed include descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, the craft of spreadsheet modeling, decision theory, and optimization. This is a hands-on course, and students are expected to actively engage in the outside (online) class work. The methods and skills in this course apply across all areas of business, as is increasingly being recognized under categories such as business analytics and business intelligence.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 610 - BECOMING A 21ST CENTURY LEADER
This course is designed to help students cultivate a deeper and more accurate understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Through the support of peer and faculty coaching, and the immersion in challenging, real-world simulations and integrative cases, innovative small group work, and reflective assignments that stress critical thinking and practical applications, students learn the essential elements to, and gain experience in becoming effective 21st Century leaders.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 612 - LEADING CHANGE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
Organizations face an environment filled with sudden and drastic change. Fierce new competitors operating in innovative ways help create entirely new industries, while once stable firms and industries crumble in the face of uncertainty. Yet, while some business leaders lament the transformation of existing power structures, others seize the great opportunities created by such change. This course is designed for students who intend to lead a significant organizational transformation in the future. Students will learn the reasons for proactively introducing change; explore methods for discovering and evaluating opportunities; examine strategies by which to craft opportunities so as to create value; and consider how to ready an organization for transformational change.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 614 - LEADING BUSINESS IN CONTEMPORARY TIMES
Businesses operate in an environment of increased expectations, changing environmental constraints, and regulatory upheaval. By investigating the complex set of interrelationships among business, government and other interest groups, this course will explore the challenges of leading a business in a manner that generates competitive advantage, while maintaining responsible practices. Throughout this course, students will explore strategies that lead to opportunity, sound corporate governance, and sustainability through socially responsible activities. Students will learn best practices used by globaly recognized organizations to engage in responsible practices; mechanisms for the assessment of cost and benefits of these practices for the company and for its major stakeholders; and the consequences of mismanaged stakeholder relations.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 620 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT I
This course will introduce the student to the basics of financial theory and develop the analytical tools and techniques needed to solve problems and issues that financial and business analysts encounter. Corporate finance is fundamentally concerned with how firms maximize their cash flows and rates of return on both financial and physical assets. This course will cover a range of related topics including the scope and structure of the modern business enterprise, financial statement analysis, financial institutions and markets, the time value of money, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, the cost-of-capital, leverage, capital structure, and short-term financial decision-making. You will also be responsible for any current financial issues, problems, and significant events discussed in class.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 622 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT II
By employing a case study approach focusing on complex problems, students gain a deeper understanding of corporate forecasting, capital budgeting, cost of capital analysis, and the financing of capital investments. The impact of financial decisions on strategic investment completes the course. The course combines a theoretical approach to the understanding of finance, with examples of how this theoretical knowledge is applied in practical situations. Through such key concepts as cost of capital, term structure of interest rates, capital budgeting, optimal capital structure, and maximization of shareholder value, students learn the analytical techniques necessary to make rational financial decisions.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 624 - SECURITIES ANALYSIS & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
This course will introduce the students to contemporary theories and practice of security analysis and investments. It is meant to be a general overview of investments. Topics may include valuation of stocks and bonds, portfolio theory, risk management through immunization, futures, and options, and performance evaluation.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 640 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
This course provides an overview of marketing conceptual framework, application of concepts, and marketing decision processes that can be applied in formulating and implementing marketing management strategies. This course focuses not only on the application of basic marketing concepts and principles for managing an organization's marketing functions, but also on strategic decision-making for achieving and sustaining competitive advantages in the marketplace. This course involves understanding the marketing environment, consumer values, branding, and components of the marketing mix, market segmentation, and planning. Using case studies and group projects, students will learn how to formulate marketing objectives and develop a marketing strategy. After completion of the course, students will have an understanding of a systematic framework for marketing management and strategies and be able to integrate their knowledge in analysis and successful decision-making in all specialties of marketing.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 642 - E-MARKETING
The Internet provides new opportunities and managerial challenges for firms in the digital era. The concepts and practices of marketing have been changing with electronic technologies. This course will provide students a roadmap on how to properly plan for success within the Internet environment and properly develop an e-marketing strategy. This course addresses an overview of the internet marketing environment as well as various e-marketing tools and tactics. Students will learn various e-marketing tactics such as search engine marketing, email marketing, online advertising, affiliate marketing, PPC (Pay-Per-Click) marketing, social media, online reputation management, web PR, mobile marketing and website development and design, as well as how to apply these tactics in e-business. Using case discussions, students will learn current e-marketing practices and have opportunities to cultivate ideas. By developing an e-marketing plan, students will learn how to integrate the ideas into e-marketing planning as an integral part of a firm's marketing mix.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 644 - MARKETING RESEARCH
Marketing research is a crucial element of managerial decision-making. This course is designed for the manager who is responsible for making decisions by obtaining valuable information about customers, competitors, and market environments. Managers should understand research methods and data analysis in order to judge the appropriate use of market research information. The emphasis of this course is on the effective application of rigorous market research in launching a new product, refining current product offerings, improving customer service efforts, segmenting the market, or developing a promotional campaign. This course will cover both theoretical foundations of marketing research as well as practical aspects of the research process. Students will learn both qualitative and quantitative aspects of marketing research; emphasis will be given to quantitative research and web-survey approaches. By the end of the course, students should be able to develop a systematic approach to marketing research in order to make effective marketing decisions for organizational goals.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 660 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
This course focuses on the systematic planning, design, and management of all processes required for the production of goods and delivery of services. It covers all activities and managerial techniques required for the efficient transformation of inputs into outputs to suitably satisfy all the firm's stakeholders, including customers. The level of discussion in the course varies from strategic to daily control of the business processes.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 662 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
In this course we will view the supply chain from the point of view of a general manager. Logistics and supply chain management is all about managing the hand-offs in a supply chain -- hand-offs of either information or product. The design of a logistics system is critically linked to the objectives of the supply chain. Our goal in this course is to understand how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. The key will be to understand the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm or the entire supply chain. The function of supply chain management is to design and manage the processes, assets, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers' demands. Supply logistics related costs account for 20-25% of a typical firm's total cost. On the revenue side the supply chain decisions have a direct impact on the market penetration and customer service. Globalization of economy and electronic commerce has heightened the stragegic importance of supply chain management and created new opportunities for using supply chain strategy and planning as a competitive tool. Electronic commerce has not only created new distribution channels for consumers but also revolutionized the industrial marketplace by facilitating inter-firm communication and by creating efficient markets through trading communities. Moreover combination of enterprise information infrastructure and the Internet has paved the way for a variety of supply chain optimization technologies.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 664 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course introduces the students to the field of project management. Over the years, significant know-how (mostly practice-based) has developed in the field of project management. The Project Management Institute (PMI) in the U.S. has been instrumental in gathering and disseminating this know-how. The project management framework suggested by PMI forms the main structure of the course content. The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overivew of the basic techniques of project management. It will cover the stragegic role of projects in modern organizations, how projects are prioritized, and the tools and techniques that can be used to plan, schedule, and control projects. Microsoft Project will be incorporated into the course to demonstrate the use of project management software. Sufficient sets of tools and methodologies are introduced so that students will be able to manage the projects that they undertake more effectively and efficiently.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 680 - MANAGING GLOBAL BUSINESS
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the funamental aspects of international business. The course involves an overview of world markets, political and economic factors affecting international business transactions, and the operational aspects of managing internationally dispersed business. The course will begin with an overview of international markets with an emphasis on the legal, technological and political factors shaping the global marketplace. This overview will be followed by practical matters related to international business strategy. The course will end with applied discussions of marketing, operations, finance, accounting and human resources. At the end of the course, students should possess a richer understanding of why international business exists, the drivers of international expansion, and the complexity of international business decisions.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

MBAD 682 - GLOBAL IMMERSION EXPERIENCE:CHINA
The objective of this study trip is to introduce students to fundamental aspects of the business environment and culture in China. This trip offers a comprehensive overview of the economic and political environment in China as well as an introduction to Chinese civilization, society and culture. By the end of the study trip, students will better appreciate the economic, social, cultural and political environment of China. Students will observe how China's recent economic and political history has shaped its society and current business environment for domestic and foreign firms; how foreign multinationals can negotiate this difficult environment; as well as the opportunities and challenges for foreign firms in selected Chinese service and technology-intensive industries. Students will gain first hand experience on the complexities of business environments and challenges for multinational corporations operating in China by meeting with business executives. In line with RCNJ's mission regarding international education, by the end of this study trip, students will be able to: (1) draw comparisons between their own culture and that of the country in which they study; and (2) knowledgeably discuss key historical and cultural features of the country in which they study.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Course Attributes:
MBA COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS


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