MBA Leadership Concentration Curriculum

Session 1
Information and Decision Support
Individual and Teamwork
Session 2
Financial Accounting
Marketing Management
Session 3
Managerial Accounting
Management of Human Resources
Session 4
Statistical Methods for Managers
Managerial Economics
Session 5
Leadership and Influence
Managerial Finance
Session 6
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Business Research Analysis
Session 7
Operations Management
Organizational Leadership and Group Performance
Session 8
Legal and Ethical Issues
Leading Organizational Change
Session 9
Strategic Management
Global and Transnational Management

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 studentsí 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 firmís 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 man≠agement in organizations, the role these play in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantages, the use of e-commerce nation≠ally, 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.

MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers

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

MGT511 Leadership and 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.

MGT531 Leadership and Influence

Course focus will be on learning to make a difference as a leader.  Discussion and utilization of practical principles of leadership with an emphasis on integrating theory and practice are included.  Students will work to create a model and set of related perspec≠tives about how one can become a better leader of oneís self as well as the organization.

MGT603 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

The course explores the nature and steps in negotiation strategies for conflict/dispute resolution, labor/management relations and mediation. In addition, the student evaluates interpersonal skills in order to achieve positive outcomes.

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 a global economy. Building on the interdisci≠plinary knowledge gained throughout the program, this course deals with cross-cultural issues, sociopolitical and economic con≠cerns, and international strategic management.

MGT618 Organizational Leadership and Group Performance

An analysis of organizational leadership and the practice of leading and managing corporations and small businesses and not-for-profit associations or governmental agencies. The intellectual, psychological, political, and social sources of leadership are studied for their theoretical foundation and practical application. The concepts of transformational and transactional leadership are continually examined and students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills through case analysis, role development, and research projects.

MGT620 Leading Organizational Change

This course moves from the theory to the practical applications of leadership and organizational behavior. An analysis of the management of innovation and change in organizations; the technical, economic, and social dynamics associated with the change process; and the role of the leader as a change agent. Case studies of organizations undergoing change, and biographies of leaders and change agents, are examined.  Students will analyze each phase of the consulting process (i.e., contracting and role negotiation, assessment and diagnosis, action-planning, implementation and evaluation).

MGT622 Strategic Management

This course brings together the entire curriculum of the MBA Program. It integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the pro≠gram 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, regula≠tions, 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 Analysis

This 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.