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MBA Courses - 45 Credit Program

Students without an undergraduate degree in business take the following 5 courses, then complete the 7 required courses and 3 electives of the 30-credit program.

 

MBA 601 Economic Theory (3cr)                   
An introduction and review of macro and micro economic concepts, theoretical foundations and management tools that build toward real-world application of basic economic principles and decision making.                           

MBA 604 Statistics for Managers (3cr)
Statistical methods and theories used in solving business problems.  Present, summarize and analyze data as an aid to managerial decision making.  A study of descriptive statistics, application of probability models, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression analysis as they apply to business and management problems. 

MBA 608 Accounting (3cr)                            
Blends and combines the fundamental principles and methods of both financial and managerial accounting. Introduces the guidelines underlying the construction of basic financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows).  Examines the determination of costs and pricing of products and services, assessment of profitability, and monitoring of costs and profits.

MBA 602 Management (3cr)                
Examines the principles and concepts of managing organizations and their application to various techniques and strategies for managing and leading organizations.  Uses analytical tools for assessing management programs and policies.

MBA 606 Marketing (3cr)                       
Examines the fundamental concepts of marketing and their application in understanding consumer behavior, conducting customer and competitor analysis, developing new products, branding and brand extension, pricing, designing distribution channels, and managing marketing-mix activities.

30 Credit Program

MBA 640 Financial Management and Policies (3cr)
Examines the principles and framework for corporate financial management decisions. Explores the valuation, investment, and financing of a company and its business activities. Includes short-term and long-term, financial management policy decisions; maximizing shareholder wealth; investment strategies, financial strategies; and risk management strategies. Computer models for financial decision making will be used along with spreadsheets and statistical software.

MBA 660 Managing and Leading (3cr)
Examines effective and ineffective leadership, exhibited in a variety of organizations and environments, through historic and modern theory, ethical standards, and legal standards. Readings, case studies, and exercises are used to apply theory and standards. Managing issues of motivation, leadership, job satisfaction, team dynamics, and organizational restructuring are addressed.

MBA 650 Competing in Global Economies and Markets (3cr)
Addresses the impact of national and global economic developments on the business environment. The determinants of national income, inflation, interest rates, unemployment rates, business cycles, exchange rates, and foreign investment are discussed, with particular attention to the increasingly important linkages between the U.S. and global economies. The course also examines the effects of U.S. and foreign government policies with respect to taxation, public expenditures, money supply, capital markets, and foreign trade and investment on the economic environment of business.

MBA 680 Marketing Strategies (3cr)
An examination of the marketing management decision process, with particular emphasis on market opportunity analysis, strategy development, product planning, pricing, distribution, promotional strategy, and the integration of marketing mix variables with segmentation and targeting decisions.

MBA 662 Sustainability and Social Responsibility (3cr)
Sustainable business development is designed to create a livable future that will provide balance between economic growth, long-term environmental protection, and social equity. The course examines methods of achieving organizational objectives while positively impacting the physical and social environments in which organizations operate.

MBA 661 Decisions in Operations and Project Management (3cr)
Develops an understanding of a portfolio of techniques for operations and project management and their selection and use in appropriate situations. Examines the alternative theoretical perspectives that inform management thinking in this field. 

MBA 690 Strategic Management of Organizations (capstone) (3cr)
Introduces the concept of strategic management through case analyses involving the basic direction and goals of an organization; the social, political, technological, economic, and global environment; the industry and market structure; and the organization's strengths and weaknesses. The emphasis is on the development and successful implementation of strategy in different types of firms. This course serves as the capstone course for the MBA.

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Nancy Ovitsky, Ph.D.
MBA Program Director
Professor of Business Administration & Economics
N.Ovitsky@mcla.edu
413-662-5306

Joshua Mendel
Associate Director of Admissions
J.Mendel@mcla.edu
413-662-5409