Daniels Compass Courses | 16 Credit Hours

BUS 4610 The Essence of Enterprise | 4 Credit Hours

Today's business environment is increasing characterized by complex questions without clear black and white answers that span well beyond the historically narrow focus on the enterprise. Managers of tomorrow must be equipped with analytical and conceptual skills that allow them to see connections between social and environmental challenges and opportunities from local to global levels and how they interact and influence enterprise-level value creation and innovation in a responsible manner. This course provides a perspective —i.e., a worldview—that appropriately places the enterprise in the context of an interconnected world where success—organizationally and personally—is determined by how well one applies the necessary functional skills and organizational understanding to opportunities and challenges framed by globalization—both shared and disparate values—and the need for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. This course draws on the history of business practice and leadership to provide a foundation for personal self-discovery and professional direction.

BUS 4610 The Essence of Enterprise | 4 Credit Hours»

BUS 4620 Ethics for the 21st-Century Professional | 4 Credit-Hours

A fundamental purpose of this course is to engage students in ongoing reflection and dialogue about their responsibilities as managers and leaders. Of particular emphasis are the ethical, professional, social and legal responsibilities of managers and leaders, especially as it relates to numerous stakeholders and communities. This course focuses on the idea of "community" and the ethical and social relationships of business leaders and business organizations in their communities. A particular focus will be the role of the business manager and executive as a professional with unique and special responsibilities. These roles will be examined by analyzing a variety of issues that students will face during their careers. The goal is to provide students with a generalized understanding and skills that can be employed in dealing with other issues that may emerge in their business careers. Prerequisite: BUS 4610.

BUS 4620 Ethics for the 21st-Century Professional | 4 Credit-Hours»

BUS 4630 Creating Sustainable Enterprises | 4 Credit Hours

A sustainable enterprise is defined as any human endeavor with integrity in three interconnected dimensions: environmental, cultural, and economic, and whose collective actions meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The fundamental purpose of this course is to help prepare students for careers in which success requires a worldview that extends beyond the enterprise level for managers to create sustainable cultural, social and financial value for the organization and society in a responsible manner.

BUS 4630 Creating Sustainable Enterprises | 4 Credit Hours»

MGMT 4240 Global Business Imperative | 4 Credit Hours

Conducting business outside theUnited States involves a unique set of challenges. Diverse cultures, laws, languages and currencies add to the complexity of putting together and managing international business ventures. This course will help you to prepare for these activities by exploring ten questions, which focus critical aspects of international business. The primary vehicle for accomplishing this will be class discussions built around presentations by the instructors as well as cases and exercises dealing with a range of countries, issues and industries.

MGMT 4240 Global Business Imperative | 4 Credit Hours»

Business Core Courses | 46 Credit Hours

FIN 4740 Managerial Microeconomics | 2 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes the standard tools of microeconomic analysis for the business manager. The focus is on managerial decision-making, and to give an appreciation of the important perspectives that form the business environment in the contemporary world. The goal is to provide students with the tools from microeconomics industrial organization that they need to make sound managerial choices. The course will emphasize analytical problem solving to highlight the decisions managers must make under constrained conditions. There will be a series of short quizzes to emphasize these skills based on class lecturers and homework. We will also use case studies to develop practical insights into managing the firm’s resources to achieve competitive advantage. This course is divided into two principal modules based on market structure: perfect competition and imperfect competition. Both modules will cover optimal behavior and strategies. Offered FA, WI, SP.

FIN 4740 Managerial Microeconomics | 2 Credit Hours»

FIN 4750 Managerial Macroeconomics | 2 Credit Hours

This course covers the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics. It teaches students how private market forces and government policy decisions drive fluctuations in the global economy and affect the business environment. It explores issues related to inflation, interest rates, foreign exchange rate, business cycles, and monetary and fiscal policies. The course uses case studies to analyze real-life macroeconomic issues, and students are encouraged to investigate the potential and limitations of macroeconomic theory with real-world problems. The course is divided into two principle modules: the economy in the long run, and the economy in the short run. Both modules cover impacts of government policies on the business environment in a closed economy and an open economy. Offered FA, WI, SP.

FIN 4750 Managerial Macroeconomics | 2 Credit Hours»

ACTG 4610 Financial Accounting | 4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the financial statements issued by companies to external parties, such as shareholders and creditors. The course covers the fundamentals of accounting, from recording economic events in the accounting records to the preparation of the company’s financial statements. In addition, the course examines major transaction categories, accounting policy choices of business firms and their financial statement implications, as well as the content of publicly-traded companies’ Form 10-K annual reports. (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)

ACTG 4610 Financial Accounting | 4 Credit Hours»

FIN 4630 Managerial Finance | 4 Credit Hours

This course discusses basic principles of finance and provides practical tools for financial decisions and valuation. The purpose of this course is to give students a thorough introduction to the basics of finance. You will learn how to value distant and uncertain cash flows. You will learn how to apply the tools to make investment decisions for a firm. You will also survey the fundamental drivers of financing policy in a corporation and learn how financial markets interact with businesses. This course is divided into four sections. The first covers the use of financial statements to glean information about the firm, its performance and financial needs. Section II deals with the basic building blocks of financial valuation: time value of money analysis, bond and stock valuation. During the remainder of the course, we turn our attention to applying the tools of valuation to the main types of corporate financial decisions. Section III analyzes firms’ capital budgeting decisions and Section IV considers a company’s investment in working capital. Offered FA, WI, SP and Sum. Pre-requisite: ACTG 4610

FIN 4630 Managerial Finance | 4 Credit Hours»

MBA 4610 Law and Public Policy | 4 Credit Hours

This course is designed as a survey to cover a broad scope of basic concepts, along with their application to three major policy areas in the final weeks of the course. The course begins with an exploration of the role of business in the public policy environment. The course then examines the legal environment of business, including key elements of private law (contracts, agency, torts and business-organization law) and public law (employment law, administrative law, antitrust law, environmental law and intellectual-property law). In so doing, the course finally applies basic concepts from law and public policy, along with some concepts from economics, to examine three crucial policy areas related to business: regulatory policy, competition policy and natural resource policy.

MBA 4610 Law and Public Policy | 4 Credit Hours»

MKTG 4100 Marketing Concepts | 4 Credit Hours

Ever wonder how grocery companies choose which new products to launch? Or how Apple decides the price of its newest electronic wonder?  Or what’s behind those Super Bowl ads we love to watch?  This course will provide students with a lens through which they may view the world as a consumer and as a marketer, relating marketing principles and models to consumer and business actions.  The course will investigate marketing strategy and tactics using contemporary examples from the headlines, active class discussion, and a marketing strategy simulation. SUMMER/WINTER FOR PMBA students only

MKTG 4100 Marketing Concepts | 4 Credit Hours»

STAT 4610 Business Statistics | 4 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the basic analytical tools in statistics and business analytics, and provides the theoretical concepts and skills that are building blocks for future courses. The approach is to present students with a “corporate” view of how statistical tools are used to analyze data and facilitate business decision-making. Students will familiarize themselves with all of the statistical techniques and models presented in the course and will demonstrate knowledge in applying the appropriate techniques and models to various data sets and interpreting the results of the analysis. The Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Solver Toolkits will be used to conduct statistical analyses, allowing students to become more proficient overall in using Microsoft Excel and to place their emphasis on applications to core business disciplines, statistical reasoning, and proper interpretation of results.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn and understand the basic tenets of probability distributions, and be familiar with the distributions most often used in business modeling.
  2. Conduct and interpret various statistical hypothesis testing techniques on single and multiple populations.
  3. Conduct and interpret various regression analyses on single and multiple independent variables.
  4. Conduct and interpret optimization modeling in a variety of business scenarios.
  5. Use the results of statistical analysis to support business decisions.
  6. Construct analytic models, to include multiple regression and simulation models, and apply them in the functional areas of business such as finance, accounting, marketing, and operations.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in performing data management, statistical analysis, and analytic modeling in a spreadsheet environment.

STAT 4610 Business Statistics | 4 Credit Hours»

ITEC 4610 IT Strategy | 4 Credit Hours

Businesses run on information, organized data about customers, markets, competition and environments. Information systems (interconnected computers, data, people and processes) are critical to capture, organize and disseminate that information in ways that provide stakeholder value. This course is designed to help managers, technical and non-technical alike, to explore how to derive greater value and satisfaction, both personally and professionally, from information systems.

ITEC 4610 IT Strategy | 4 Credit Hours»

Managing Human Capital | 6 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the effective management of people, which is every organization’s most critical resource. Employees’ knowledge, skills, commitment, creativity and effort are the basis for sustained competitive advantage. It is people who deal directly with customers, have creative ideas for new products or for process improvements and devise marketing strategy or take technologies to the next level. In this course, we approach the people side of business from a general management perspective, integrating concepts from organizational behavior, human resource management, strategy and organizational design. Course topics include motivation, reward systems, engagement, feedback; processes by which work is done and decisions are made, including attention to teams, power dynamics, conflict and negotiations; the structure of the organization and its systems, including job and organizational design and system and policies affecting human capital; the organization’s cultures and history; and the external environment within which the organization operates, including legal, regulatory, demographic, economic and national cultural factors.

Managing Human Capital | 6 Credit Hours»

MGMT 4690 Strategic Management | 4 Credit Hours

This course builds from the premise that managers make decisions that influence the overall success of their organizations. We will concentrate on how top managers create and maximize value for their stakeholders. You will learn about how companies compete against each other in the quest of achieving high performance and market victories. You will learn about how and why some companies are successful while others are not. This course is about strategy. The primary task of strategy is the allocation and commitment of critical resources over relatively long periods of time in pursuit of specific goals and objectives. Strategic decisions take account of the conditions that prevail within the industry environment, both positive and negative, and the resources and capabilities available to managers for meeting environmental challenges. Strategy also requires establishing and managing an internal organizational system that creates and sustains strategic value. Offered FA, WI, SP, SU. 

MGMT 4690 Strategic Management | 4 Credit Hours»

BUS 4600 Capstone Project | 4 Credit Hours

During the Capstone Project, students will analyze the ‘real-world’ operational business practices and performance of an ongoing concern (public or private) and propose feasible solutions which mitigate the performance problems identified. Students will deliver an oral presentation that will present the results of the analysis and recommended solutions which address the specific problem or issue identified. The project is team-based and supports the application of knowledge acquired throughout the PMBA curriculum.

BUS 4600 Capstone Project | 4 Credit Hours»

Electives/Concentration | 8 Credit Hours

The required electives allow you to deepen your knowledge in specific business disciplines. Talk with your graduate admissions manager about electives and concentrations.