MBA International Business Concentration Curriculum

Session 1
MGT 511 Individual and Teamwork
CIT 514 Information & Decision Support
Session 2
ACC 510 Financial Accounting
MKT 523 Marketing Management
Session 3
ACC 512 Managerial Accounting (ACC510)
MGT 522 Management of Human Resources
Session 4
MAT 513 Statistical Methods for Managers
ECO 524 Managerial Economics
Session 5
MKT 611 Business Research Analysis (MAT513 & MKT523)
FIN 612Managerial Finance (ACC512)
Session 6
ECO 626 International Trade and Investments (ECO524, MGT614)
MGT 623 Legal & Ethical Issues in Management
Session 7
MGT 621 Organization Analysis & Design (12hr. Grad.)
MGT 613 Operations Management (MAT513)
Session 8
MGT 622 Strategic Management (ACC512 & FIN612)
MKT 628 Global Marketing and Management (MKT523, MGT614)
Session 9
MGT 614 Global & Transnational Management
FIN 616 International Financial Management (FIN612, ECO626)

( ) Prerequisites

  • Successful Completion of all courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Transfer credits cannot exceed 12 semester credits.
  • No more than two ‘C’s may be received. Receipt of a third ‘C’ will result in dismissal from the graduate program.
  • Receipt of an ‘F’ in any course will result in dismissal from the program.
  • All coursework must be completed within six years from the semester in which the student first enrolls in graduate level courses at Tiffin University.

ACC510 Financial Accounting

This course will focus on the principles underlying the development and use of financial statements with emphasis on business applications.

ACC512 Managerial Accounting

This course builds on the students’ knowledge of accounting concepts. The focus is on evaluation and use of accounting data for internal planning, control, and decision-making.

ECO524 Managerial Economics

This course builds on basic concepts of microeconomics, and places an emphasis on the firm’s use of limited information in an uncertain environment. A global perspective is stressed.

FIN612 Managerial Finance

Financial decision making addressing the structure of capital, its cost, availability, and selection, along with management of cash flows and distributions are the focus of this course.

CIT514 Information and Decision Support

This course reviews basic information technology and systems, discusses the importance of data, information and knowledge man­agement in organizations, the role these play in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantages, the use of e-commerce nation­ally, internationally and globally and the impact of the digital divide on an increasingly global economy, the formation and appraisal of sound information systems, and issues of cyber crime and cyber ethics.

ECO626 International Trade and Investment

Overview of the dynamic economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that affect operations in the global arena. Discussion of various trade theories, trade barriers, and trade agreements. Examination of the external environment for trade and investment - the course seeks to equip future business leaders to exploit opportunities presented by selling to global markets instead of a single national market and adding value by locating different aspects of the value chain in countries where they can be performed most efficiently based upon differences in wage rates and national resource endowments. The course will allow students to understand the structural economic factors that govern locational benefits, government policies that encourage/discourage the integration of national economies with the global economy, and the risks of the global macroeconomic environment. It will also help them cope with the challenges posed by globalization (the increase in potential competition) by studying different modes of entry into emerging markets.

FIN616 International Financial Management

Structure and operation of global financial markets: The international monetary system, global banking, eurocurrency markets, global securities markets, foreign exchange markets, emerging capital markets, and global portfolio management. Financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business with an emphasis on international financial management – extension of closed economy financial management techniques to the global market environment. Topics include balance of payments and exchange rate determination, the hedging of exchange rate risk, multinational capital budgeting, political risk management, taxation, the corporate management of short-term and long-term assets and liabilities and financing the global operations of firms.

MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers

This course provides an in-depth coverage of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn how to interpret statistical analy­sis and how to use statistical techniques in managerial problem solving.

MGT511 Individual & Teamwork

The focus of this class is on understanding individual behavior in organizations and on becoming a more successful team member. Problem solving through improved communication and effective management of individual and group processes is studied and practiced.

MGT522 Management of Human Resources

The focus of this course is the human side of enterprise. The sub-functions of human resources management, diversity in the workplace, rights of the individual, and the various legal and ethical issues in the area are addressed.

MGT613 Operations Management

The management of operations in manufacturing and service sectors is the topic of this course. The course builds on a foundation laid by Decision Modeling for Managers. Operations Management and its relationships to the other managerial functions in the organization will also be covered.

MGT614 Global and Transnational Management

This course deals with the management of multinational enterprises and managing in global economy. Building on the interdisciplinary knowledge gained throughout the program, this course concentrates on the organization and implementation of management decisions in multi-environmental and multi-institutional transnational systems. An emphasis on strategic analysis and results assessment will be a focus of this course.

MGT621 Organization Analysis and Design

The examination of organizations in terms of patterns in design and operation through topics including organizational-environment interface, structure, technology, and socio-technical systems and culture are the basis for this course.

MGT622 Strategic Management

This course brings together the entire curriculum of the MBA Program. It integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the pro­gram into strategic problem-solving ability.

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

The ethical and legal issues facing managers in the public and private sectors are the focus of this course. Current issues, regula­tions, trade practices, and liability will be discussed.

MKT523 Marketing Management

This course examines the role of the marketing function of firms participating in both consumer and business markets, with emphasis on tactical and operating decisions and decision-making processes. Areas studied include market and customer analysis, market segmentation, and marketing mix tactics and implementation.

MKT611 Business Research AnalysisThis course focuses on research methods and tools used by decision makers in organizations.  Topics to be covered will include: the scientific method, primary and secondary data, research design, reliability and validity, sampling frames, and applied statistics which are required to make organization decisions.  The student will analyze information generated for and by the organization.

MKT628 Global Marketing Management

This course will focus on the application of marketing principles in the globalized markets of the 21st Century. The combination of global free-trade philosophies with local market conditions present an array of opportunities and concerns that need to be understood and managed throughout the world. The course will emphasize the global nature of these decisions and their impact on the management of products, services, brands and new market development.