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MBA Degree Requirements
In addition to the general requirements of the University for the master's degree, completion of 53.25 semester hours of graduate study is required for Working Professional/ MBA degree. The courses are modular based and are not transferable to the full-time MBA program. No previous graduate work is transferable to Working Professional Program.

Course Description: Accounting

CSB 8610: Financial Accounting
1.7 credits
A one-trimester course involving intensive study of financial accounting principles and concepts to provide quantitative information, primarily financial in nature, about economic entities useful in making business decisions. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Working Professionals Master of Business Administration degree program.

CSB 8621: Financial/Managerial Accounting.
2.3 credits
A one-trimester course involving intensive study of financial and management accounting principles and concepts to provide information, primarily financial in nature, about economic entities useful in making business decisions. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Working Professionals Master of Business Administration degree program and CCSB 8610, Financial Accounting with a minimum grade of "C."

CSB 8632: Managerial Accounting.
1.7 credits
A one-semester course involving intensive study of management accounting principles and concepts to provide information, primarily financial in nature, about economic entities useful in making business decisions. Prerequisite: CSB 6600: Financial Accounting with a minimum grade of C." Not open to Dual ­Degree in Accounting and Master of Accounting students.

Decision Science

CSB 8510: Statistical Analysis I.
1.5 credits
Use and application of descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, and analysis of variance.

CSB 8514: Information Systems 1.
1 credit
This course is an intensive survey of technologies used to support selected aspects of electronic commerce and enterprise resource planning.

CSB 8520: Statistical Analysis II.
1 credit
Studies use and application of simple regression, multiple regression, and design of experiments.

CSB 8524: Information Systems II.
1 credit
The purpose of this course is to illustrate the importance of determining information system requirements for all management levels by developing an understanding of the differences between various types of computer based information systems (CBIS). Emphasis is on information systems support for management decision-making and competitive advantage.

CSB 8531: Production and Total Quality Management.
1 credit
Define the terms Quality, SQC (SPC), and TQM. Provide an overview of continuous process improvement (Kaizen) and various tools designed to control and monitor the process. Discuss process control chart, Deming's PDCA cycle, cost of quality, process capability, six sigma standard, Taguchi method, Pareto diagram, and Ishikawa diagram. Compare and contrast the criteria for Deming Prize, Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, and ISO 9000 series and ISO 14000 series.

CSB 8540: Accounting Information Systems Analysis and Design.
1.7 credits
The design and specification of computer-based management information systems; analysis of various systems evaluation techniques, examination of existing systems new or modified designs, comparisons of software features and problems of computer security; emphasis on management usage of systems, including examination of overall organizational impact of systems installation.

CSB 8541: Operations Management.
1.5 credits
Develop ability to recognize, analyze, and solve typical problems of production and operations in manufacturing and service sectors. Topics include forecasting, allocation of scarce resources, strategic capacity planning, facility location, facility layout, CPM, PERT, inventory control for independent demand, MRP, ERP, and supply chain management.

CSB 8544: Information Systems III.
1.3 credits
Overview of information processing techniques and equipment and their impact on the organization; exposes software consideration and provides opportunity for learning a programming language.

CSB 8550: Optimization and Simulation.
1.3 credits
Introduce the students to the broad array of concepts, methodologies, and applications of optimization and simulation, which are extensively used in academic and business environments. In addition to Microsoft @ Excel and two major applications, Lindo for optimization modeling and Crystal Ball for simulation modeling will provide the students with hands-on experiences of dealing with real-world business problems. Students are given latitude to pursue topics in a wide range of the areas of the decision sciences in which they have a special interest.

CSB 8561: Database Management.
1.3 credits
The course examines the basic features of database management systems. Definitions and overview, design considerations, data description and data manipulation, physical storage of data, controls, etc.

CSB 8562: Business Forecasting.
1 credit
Forecasting is an important part of business management. No rational decision can be made without taking some view of the future. A wide range of forecasting methods and major issues in forecasting are addressed to improve forecast accuracy and enhance quality in decision making.

Finance

CSB 8420: Financial Management I.
1.7 credits
This course is the first of a two-part required (core) Financial Management course for the MBAWP program. Consequently, the course is designed to provide all MBA students (regardless of intended concentration) the basic finance skills required for them to function effectively as general managers in an increasingly global multidisciplinary environment. The course introduces students to the different areas of corporate finance and in particular those topics that are essential and indispensable to all business students. The treatment of all areas is based on ensuring that students have a conceptual understanding of the theory and the application of these concepts to realistic situations for the purpose of decision ­making in the major areas of business. This first part covers the following topics: financial statement analysis, financial forecasting and working capital management.

CSB 8431: Financial Management II.
1.7 credits
This course is the second of a two-part required (core) Financial Management course for the MBAWP program. Consequently, the course is designed to provide all MBA students (regardless of intended concentration) the basic finance skills required for them to function effectively as general managers in an increasingly global multidisciplinary environment. The course introduces students to the different areas of corporate finance and in particular those topics that are essential and indispensable to all business students. The treatment of all areas is based on ensuring that students have a conceptual understanding of the theory and the application of these concepts to realistic situations for the purpose of decision-making in the major areas of business. This second part covers topics in valuation, the trade-off between risk and return (including the CAPM), capital budgeting and cost of capital estimation.

CSB 8440: Financial Markets.
1.7 credits
This course primarily prepares students for an understanding of the financial markets, instruments and institutions that exist around the world. The course provides an in-depth study of money and capital markets and the management of financial institutions. Topics include an introduction to the various types of Financial assets, Financial markets and Financial Institutions; Regulation of the Financial Markets; Financial Innovations: Derivative Markets: Futures, Options and Swaps; and Interest Rate Determination. This MBAWP elective course requires that enrolled students have completed the First-Year Accounting course and Financial Management course with passing grades, in addition to all first year MBAWP core courses.

CSB 8451: Corporate Finance I.
1.7 credits
This course is the first part of a two-module series on Corporate Finance. The objective is to study the major decision-making areas of Corporate Finance. Emphasis will be placed on the long-term asset selection policies of non-financial corporation’s under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. The first module focuses on advanced topics and applications in cost of capital, capital expenditure analysis, leasing, and valuation analysis.
CSB 8452: Portfolio Management.
1.7 credits
Development and implementation of evaluative techniques of security analysis and portfolio management utilizing case analysis. Securities analyzed include stocks, bonds, convertibles, asset-backed bonds, derivative securities and mutual funds. Examines risk and return characteristics in a portfolio management context. Emphasis on equilibrium pricing models, performance measurement, valuation models, and investment strategies. Teaching methods include case analysis and discussion.

CSB 8461: Corporate Finance II.
1.7 credits
This course is the second part of a two-module series on Corporate Finance. The objective is to study the major decision-making areas of Corporate Finance. Emphasis will be placed on the long-term asset selection policies of nonfinancial corporations under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. The second module topics include applications of options in Corporate Finance, corporate restructuring, capital structure, long-term financing tactics and methods of cash distributions. This second module requires a comprehensive valuation project.

CSB 8462: Financial Strategy and Policy.
1.7 credits
This course is an advanced, though brief, treatment of corporate financial strategy and policy. This course is an integral part of the Finance curriculum in the MBA for Working Professionals; it is the final module in a sequence of finance electives. In that respect, it is the capstone course in Finance. The objective of this course is to integrate the knowledge and skills from the different sub disciplines of finance (investments, corporate, markets and banking) in the context of financial policy and strategy in financial and non-financial corporations. Topics include corporate restructuring and the formulation and implementation of corporate financial strategy. The case method is used throughout this module. A term project is required. Prerequisite: Financial Management 1 and 2, Corporate Finance- Module 1 and 2.

CSB 8463: Competitive Strategy.
1.53 credits
This is a course in competitive economics - a combination of economics and strategy. The course provides a basic understanding of the concepts, language and analytical tools in order to enhance decision-making in business in a competitive global environment. We will focus on decisions that firms should make and the factors that constrain and determine these choices. The course develops the tools of microeconomic analysis using the concepts of business policy, industrial organization, organizational behavior, strategic management, marketing, accounting and finance to achieve the goals set by the management in a macro economic environment.

CSB 8465: Global Business and Finance.
1.3 credits
This course in covers the financial systems and processes used by multinational corporations, international companies and all businesses engaged in cross-border trading, and foreign business activities, including foreign units engaged in manufacturing. The course investigates and analyzes global transactions and the flow of funds from global commerce. In addition, students learn the use of hedging strategies to minimize the risks associated with global business operations.

CSB 8515: Economic Analysis.
1.5 credits
An introduction to microeconomic analysis from a practical business perspective. Topics covered include supply and demand equilibrium, the principles of consumer choice, profit maximization, the effects of subsidies, price discrimination, price ceilings and floors and government regulation. The course provides a context for subsequent study of industry and corporate strategy.

Management

CSB 8731: Organizational Behavior/Leadership.
1.3 Credits
Topics include motivation, values, attitudes and job satisfaction, group dynamics, personality, conflict, managing diversity, decision, perception, etc. The overall objective of this course is to improve the skills you need to become a more effective manager. Organizational behavior, commonly referred to as OB, is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to better understanding and managing people at work. The three basic levels of analysis in OB are individual, group, and organizational. To be an effective manager, it is essential that you have practical knowledge that spans all three levels of organizational behavior.

CSB 8741: Leadership.
2.75 Credits
Students will investigate the leadership tasks, which face managers in companies with worldwide operations. Initially, students will identify the forces of global change and the strategic challenges, which they present to managers. Subsequently, students will examine the leadership characteristics required to manage global operations in a changing environment.

CSB 8745: Business Legal Issues/Business Ethics.
1.3 Credits
Study of basic legal concepts and procedures as well as basic principles pertaining to fundamental business transactions; cases used to identify the effect of laws on business policy decisions; social and ethical aspects of business are also described.

Marketing

CSB 8230: Consumer Behavior.
1.7 credits
Treatment of consumer buying behavior as a decision-making process involving perceptions, attitudes and behavioral characteristics; by understanding the buyer's environment, shows how marketing effort may influence and alter purchase behavior.

CSB 8240: Marketing Research and Information Systems.
1.7 credits
Behavioral sciences provide framework for understanding descriptive and analytical marketing research procedures. Basic orientation to use of statistical techniques and structure and uses of marketing information systems by business and industry included.

CSB 8251: Brand and Product Management.
1.7 credits
Study of management of existing products and development of new ones; considers new product strategy, concept generation and screening, launch and post-launch controls, and abandonment.

CSB 8252: Marketing Strategy.
1.7 credits
Case and literature studies employed to provide the basis for the understanding of marketing strategy, its implementation, and control functions. Preparation of a marketing plan is required; emphasis is on the application of controllable variables in marketing (required for marketing concentration).

CSB 8261: Global Marketing.
1.7 credits
From the standpoint of international managers, texts, cases, and research papers used to present the international process of planning and executing marketing programs worldwide. International trade theories are critically examined. Digitization ethical, and environmental emphases.

CSB 8262: Sales Strategy.
1.7 credits
Covers recruiting, training, motivating, compensating and evaluating sales personnel; it reflects target marketing to territorial allocations, control functions, setting of personal sales targets, and feedback process.

CSB 6212: Advertising and Promotion Management.
1.7 credits
Focus on building advertising campaigns in a global setting that reflect integration of advertising management philosophy and current industry trends. Development and execution of a comprehensive advertising campaign reflecting a comprehensive plan of personnel organization, creativity, media, research, budget; coordination is required.

 
 
 
 
 
     
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