MBA 621 - Effective Business Writing
This course is designed to provide an understanding of communications in the management setting. Objectives include improvement of writing skills by understanding major grammar and mechanics errors, understanding the importance of audience and style in professional writing and learning effective letter and memo formats used in professional writing.
MBA 622 - Business Plan Development
Prerequisite : Completion of all core MBA courses
This course is designed to provide an integration of skills needed to develop am effective business plan. Lectures plus students will be assigned to clients of the Entrepreneurial Center. Some students may bring their own projects.
MBA 623 - Essential Business Communication Skills
This course will introduce students to concepts and discussion of major communication issues that occur in the workplace and will help students to develop skills to deal with communication issues. Course skills would include how to listen effectively, understand nonverbal cues, manage conflict, and communicate non-defensively.
MBA 624 - Employment Law & Regulation
This course will analyze the impact of employment-related statutes and case holdings on the business environment. Federal laws and guidelines relating to the employment relationship are numerous. This course, however, will focus on those that have the greatest impact on personnel decisions and which have increased risks faced by employers.
MBA 625 - Leadership in Organizations
Students will develop a practical understanding of what the best research and documented practical experience have shown to be characteristic of effective leadership behavior in a range of organizational contexts. They will better evaluate their own and other's leadership in organizational settings.
MBA 627 - Business Ethics
An examination and practical application of classical and modern ethical theories as criteria for decision making in a variety of current business situations.
MBA 628 - Business in Global Cultures
One of the critical elements in conducting international business is sufficient preparation in learning the host country's culture. This course is designed to introduce students to concepts and methods of understanding and comparing cultures around the globe.
MBA 630 - Issues in International Business
Prerequisites: MGMT 602 & MKTG 603
Designed to give students exposure to real life constraints on business development in the global arena. The course will examine development models, including wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures. It will explore the decision factors which are driving multinational companies to one model or another and will discuss likely future trends in global business development.
MBA 631 - Negotiations
Prerequisite: MGMT 602
Designed to introduce the student to the concept of negotiation; to examine different types of negotiations, strategies and tactics; and to begin developing negotiating skills. Through lectures, class discussions, readings and practical exercises, the student will be introduced to the concepts and structures of different types of negotiations; will achieve an understanding of some basic principles of conducting and participating in successful negotiations; and will gain experience from participation in negotiation exercises.
MBA 632 - Venture Capital
Prerequisites: ACCT 601, MGMT 602, MKTG 603, ECON 604 & FIN 605
The course will familiarize the students with the various aspects of venture capital. The perspective will be from both an entrepreneur's point of view and a venture capital firm. The goal is to expose students to a general overview of the salient issues in seeking, obtaining, and managing venture capital.
MBA 633 - Creative & Thinking Skills in Business
This course will focus on developing student's understanding and skills in applying a complete process of creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making in real world business situations. Students will learn a disciplined process of thinking, emphasizing both divergence and convergence. The course will place heavy emphasis on the concept of process awareness as distinct from content involvement. Individuals skilled in both process (how) and content (what) will be better equipped to help their organizations, teams, and selves be more effective, adaptable and flexible in the short and long run.