Common Core Courses (27 credit hours)
Managing for Results - MGMT 5123
A study of contemporary leadership and managerial issues, designed to identify key stakeholders, evaluate societal paradoxes, and prepare students for dynamic change within both the domestic and international environment.
Information Technology - CIS 5203
A study of business information systems and related technologies using a systems approach. Includes analysis, design, development, selection, implementation, evaluation, management, and use of information systems for all major business areas. System components (hardware, software, data, procedures, and personnel) are covered.
Competitive Analysis - ECON 5303
A study of tools that provide insight into competitive structures and relationships within industries, sectors, and economies.
Marketing for Results - MKTG 5523
A study of marketing functions, strategies, and problem solving. Focus is on the relationship among customers, channel members, and stakeholders while planning, implementing and analyzing marketing strategies.
Commercial Law - BLAW 5603
This course considers torts, contracts, business structures and relationships, and international dimensions of the legal environment. The laws impact and interaction with managerial decisions is emphasized.
Finance - FIN 5803
A study of the numerous financial decisions confronting the modern corporation. Special consideration is given to the effective management of financial resources, financial analysis and planning, investments, capital budgeting, and capital structure issues.
Financial Accountability - ACCT 5923
A study of the use of accounting information for managerial decision making. Special consideration is given to the interactive and supporting role of the managerial accounting function in planning, cost determination, performance evaluation and control.
Organizational Strategy - MGMT 6223
Case-oriented capstone experience designed to integrate a student's functional knowledge and skills. Students will learn to develop and execute appropriate strategies and policies in a competitive business environment. To be taken during the last semester of course work.
MBA Capstone - MGMT 6303
A supervised, applied project proposed by the students and approved by the student’s graduate research advisor. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) problem analysis and identification, 2) identification of a process or product to address the problem that was identified, 3) development of a proposed scope of work including budget and time line for the accomplishment of major milestones, and 4) a formal report on the project’s progress and impact. The course is intended to assist students to become better consumers of business research so they may be fully equipped to address practical business problems. Students will also take the ETS MBA Major Field Test. To be taken as the final course.
Organizational Dynamics - MGMT 5403
MBA in International Business Track Courses (9 credit hours)
This course will focus on leadership in the organization and industry. Topics will include the development of systems and processes with excellence during transitions.
International Business - MGMT 5723
A study of the international business environment with focus on initiating and sustaining operations. Topics include domestic extension, multi-domestic, and global strategies. Cultural and legal implications impacts will be considered.
International Business Practicum - MGMT 6103
A coordinated and supervised trip to a foreign country with emphasis on culture, limitations, and business opportunities. Prerequisite MGMT 5723
MBA in Energy Management Track Courses (9 credit hours)
Organizational Leadership in Energy Firms - MGMT 5433
This course will focus on leadership in organizations in the energy sector. Topics will include organizational culture, styles of influence, emotional intelligence, ethical issues related to leadership in the energy business, and leading change & transitions within energy businesses.
21st Century Global Energy Environment and Issues - MGMT 5733
The course provides an introduction to the global energy industry’s past, present and future. Current and historical issues are examined in regions such as: Africa, the Americas, Central Asia, and the Middle East. World production centers and markets are discussed to include relevant energy security, scenario planning, risk management and regulation, deregulation, the legal trends, the energy value chain, distribution systems, environmental concerns, and future trends. Students will learn the geographic distribution of energy resources worldwide including governmental systems. The course will focus on hydrocarbons, but familiarize students with the newest renewable and alternative energy sources as well.
Financial Analysis and Management for the Energy Industry - ACCT 6133
This course is focused on understanding the costs and benefits of various forms of capital. By examining internal and external management issues, students will be able to assess alternative capital sources to achieve their strategic objectives. Topics, such as risk management, arbitrage, hedging and foreign exchange risk, will be covered. The course will introduce effective investor communication techniques, and cover managerial tools of the markets, demand, supply, refining, marketing, forecasting, risk management, national v. international oil companies, and transportation. An introduction to environment economics will help connect the energy industry to sustainable enterprise. Prerequisite ACCT 5923 FIN 5803
International Business Practicum - MGMT 6103 (Optional Class)
A coordinated and supervised trip to a foreign country with emphasis on culture, limitations, and business opportunities. (No pre-requisite for Energy Track students. Consult with advisor)
* Energy Courses may be taken for Certificate only
General MBA Online Courses (36 credit hours)
History of Management Thought - MGMT 5521 (1 Credit)
This course provides an overview of major schools or perspectives of management theory. The focus is upon the disciplinary foundations of management theory as well as the impact of historical context upon the development of management theory. The course also focuses upon the rise of the concept of management as a distinct profession. This course has 6 modules.
Management for Results - MGMT 5123 (3 Credits)
This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain performance in an organization, whether a full company, a department, a division, or other strategic business unit within an existing organization by getting the right things done through teams of people. It addresses the common management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This course has 11 modules.
Financial Accountability - ACCT 5923 (3 Credits)
The objective of this course in financial accountability is to present students with the basic skills and terminology and then allow them to apply these skills in practical critical thinking exercises, decision situations and other higher levels of learning. Topics include both financial accounting concepts and managerial accounting concepts. The course begins with an understanding of the various financial statements and the basic accounting process. A more in-depth coverage of assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses precedes a discussion of financial statement analysis. The course transitions into foundational managerial accounting concepts including cost behavior, budgets, performance evaluation, differential analysis and capital budgeting. This course has 15 modules.
Marketing for Results - MKTG 5523 (3 Credits)
This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to manage the marketing function in a 21st century organization. It addresses the common marketing functions of industry and market research, customer research, product and service design, pricing, creating awareness, distribution, and presentation. This course has 10 modules.
MIS and E-Commerce - CIS 5513 (3 Credits)
This course will investigate issues relevant to effectively managing Information Technology (IT). The functions of an information systems organization will provide the basis for exploring challenges facing Management Information Systems (MIS) managers and e-Business (electronic business). Management of the fast and ever-changing IS environment will be a recurring theme. This course has 11 modules.
Human Resources and Organization Behavior - MGMT 5513 (3 Credits)
This course will examine personal and professional issues related to modern human resource management (HRM). From the stages of pre-employment through termination, this course lays the essential framework for employment. Topics covered include: training and development, motivation, teamwork, compensation, performance, labor relations, safety, laws, and cultural concerns. This course has 12 modules.
Decision Analysis and Quantitative Methods - ECON 5513 (3 Credits)
This course will cover issues related to effective management decision-making and problem-solving. The purpose of the course is to help managers to make good decisions. Rethinking the current environment and using current data and current constraints instead of using habit, conventional wisdom and outdated data will be a recurring theme in the course. Upon completion of this course a student should be able to:
• describe the process of decision-making
• apply the concepts of decision-making
• analyze and describe business problems using objectives and constraints
• solve quantitative-based business problems
This course has 10 modules.
International Business - MGMT 5723 (3 Credits)
This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain performance in an international business organization, whether a full company, a department, division or other strategic business unit within an existing organization. It addresses the common international business functions of market analysis, exporting, sourcing, direct foreign investment, and cross-cultural management. This course has 12 modules.
Organizational Strategy - MGMT 6223 (3 Credits)
This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed at the strategic level to grow and sustain performance in an organization, whether a full company, a department, division or other strategic business unit within an existing organization. It addresses the common strategic functions of external analysis, internal analysis, competitive analysis, determining strategic alternatives, execution, and strategic control.
Leadership in Organizations - MGMT 5553 (3 Credits)
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skill sets needed to lead people in business organizations. Learning how to build teams, distribute leadership, and develop political acuity and persuasive communication skills are important elements of this course. In addition, understanding one’s self (e.g., learning style, values, aspirations, biases, affective skills, weaknesses, etc.) and learning to manage emotions under stressful circumstances is crucial to the development of effective leadership. This course has 11 modules.
Comprehensive Exam Review MGMT 5592 (2 Credits)
This course is designed to help you prepare for the comprehensive Master’s Exam. A comprehensive examination gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency in all subject areas included in your Master’s studies.
Masters Project or Thesis - MGMT 5599 (6 Credits)
Writing project addressing a problem selected by the student.