Students will move through a one-year, 10 course curriculum with an initial cohort of 30-40 students beginning May 2017. No pre-requisites are necessary and GRE/GMAT waivers may apply based upon your undergraduate GPA.
All courses are 3 credits except where noted.
Data Management for Business Leaders (SCH-MGMT 710) - This course teaches students how to maximize Excel as a data management tool using advanced functions and formulas. Learn how to efficiently manipulate, format, and automate data. Use Excel as a database, build customized reports and dashboards, create amazing charts, pivot tables and macros. Course is applicable to all disciplines and will have sections uniquely tailored to the specific needs of students. Prerequisites: basic Excel knowledge.
Business Data Analysis (SCH-MGMT 650) - This course provides an overview of statistical analysis and inference. The language and methods of statistics are used throughout the MBA curriculum, both in the classroom and in assigned readings. In addition, the language and methods of statistical analysis have permeated much of academic and professional writing as well as media reporting, both inside and beyond the business community. The goal is to present a broad introduction to statistical thinking, concepts, methods, and vocabulary. The course has an emphasis on business applications.
Business Intelligence and Analytics (SCH-MGMT 602) - This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems and assess security-related issues. Data mining, visualization, and statistical analysis along with reporting options such as management dashboards and balanced scorecards will be covered.
Financial & Managerial Accounting (SCH-MGMT633) (4 credits) - An overview of the concepts and language of financial and managerial accounting that covers how accounting information can be used as an effective tool for communication, monitoring, and resource allocation. Topics include the principles and methodologies underlying financial statements and the inherent limitations of that information. Additional topics include behavior, cost analysis, and tools used to motivate and coordinate business activities.
Corporate Finance (SCH-MGMT 640) - The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the area of corporate finance and investments. Students will learn about the basic concerns and responsibilities of financial managers, and gain an appreciation of the methods of analysis employed by them. Students will learn both theory and practice of corporate finance and investments.
Organizational Behavior & Leadership (SCH-MGMT 680) - Provides an overview of different perspectives and approaches to leadership practice and related organizational behavior topics. Relying on a participative multi-learning approach, the course goes beyond traditional leadership practices to examine empowering leadership approaches for addressing contemporary organizational behavior challenges such as leading teams. The overall objective is to increase students understanding of and ability to apply contemporary leadership and organizational behavior knowledge in work situations.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SCH-MGMT 770) - Overview of human resource management theory and practice in organizations. Legal framework; job design; recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, and separation; compensation; benefits; contemporary issues in HRM.
IT Strategy (SCH-MGMT 632) - This course provides an understanding of the strategic role of Information Technologies (IT) in business; how to successfully integrate IT into the organization; how to manage the challenges associated with conceiving, justifying, implementing and maintaining IT-based initiatives ; and how to be an active and productive participant in management decisions that involve IT.
Marketing Strategy (SCH-MGMT 660) - This course provides an executive viewpoint of marketing concepts, such as branding and segmentation, for strategic and organizational decision-making. There is an emphasis on tools available for analysis and control of marketing activities, including the use of new media. Topics also include industrial life cycles, customer experience, and pricing strategy.
Operations Management (SCH-MGMT 670) - The goal of this course is to teach leaders what they need to know in order to build high-performance operations with world-class processes of innovation and continuous improvement. We cover the most current methodologies and tools, together with the most important soft skills required, to create efficient and responsive operations that deliver the highest quality services and products.