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Labovitz School of Business & Economics - Adm
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
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Labovitz School of Business and Economics, 219 LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-7440; fax: 218-726-6936)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Length of program in credits: 32
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Business Administration
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Labovitz Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in Duluth is designed to meet the needs of those who would like to pursue a graduate management education either full-time or part-time. Part-time students can complete all program requirements in two to three years by taking evening courses (6:00 - 8:40 p.m.). Full-time students can finish the program in 12 months by taking a mix of day and evening courses. The MBA program in Rochester is designed primarily to meet the needs of those who are currently employed full-time in professional managerial careers and who would like to pursue a graduate management education while continuing to work. Courses are offered in Rochester from 3:00-9:00 p.m. on Fridays, and 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturdays every other week over a period of 7 weeks. It is possible to enroll in the program on a full-time basis by registering for 6 or more credits per semester. The Labovitz MBA is one of six in the entire state and the only program in Northern Minnesota accredited by the International AACSB. This accreditation means a rigorous review process and ongoing evaluations of faculty qualifications, curriculum, continuous improvement processes, assessment practices, and staff and faculty resources. Only five percent of business schools worldwide are able to achieve this accreditation, which guarantees the MBA meets the highest criteria established by the management education community.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by International AACSB
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
All applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university unless applying to the BBA/MBA or BAcc/MBA integrated degree program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
A GMAT or GRE score is required for all applicants except: those who submit a copy of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) score reports, issued license or issued certificate with their MBA application; are PharmD/MBA Dual Degree Program applicants with PCAT scores at or above the 50th percentile in both Critical Reading and Quantitative Reasoning; are graduates of the BBA or BAcc programs from the Labovitz School with a minimum 3.30 GPA; are applicants to the BBA/MBA or BAcc/MBA integrated degree program; or have earned a prior graduate degree from an accredited institution (see college for specific details). Demonstrated competence, through completion of online UMD business courses, other undergraduate business coursework, or competency tests in mathematics (at the finite mathematics/precalculus level), statistics, accounting, economics, financial management, human resource management, organizational management, operations management, and marketing.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants submit a current resume, personal statement, and a diversity statement. Letters of recommendation are not required but may be requested by the program. International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. Please visit the English Proficiency page for more information: https://graduate-school.d.umn.edu/prospective-students/applications/english-proficiency-requirements
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • PTE
  • Cambridge Advanced Exams
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 32 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Core Coursework (20 credits)
Take the following courses:
MBA 8111 - Business Ethics (2.0 cr)
MBA 8211 - Data Analysis and Statistics for Managers (2.0 cr)
MBA 8311 - Decision Making in Operations (3.0 cr)
MBA 8412 - Accounting for Decision Making and Control (3.0 cr)
MBA 8511 - Managerial Economics (2.0 cr)
MBA 8611 - Financial Management and Decision Making (3.0 cr)
MBA 8711 - Strategic Marketing Management (3.0 cr)
MBA 8811 - Human Resource Challenges (2.0 cr)
Capstone Requirement (3 credits)
Take the following course after completing MBA 8311, 8412, 8611, 8711, and 8811:
MBA 8911 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 elective credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
ACCT 5402 - Advanced Business Taxation (3.0 cr)
ACCT 5501 - Advanced Accounting (3.0 cr)
ACCT 5505 - International Accounting (3.0 cr)
ACCT 5600 - Employee Benefit and Retirement Planning (3.0 cr)
BA 5410 - Data Visualization (3.0 cr)
BA 5420 - Data Analytics for Managerial Decision Making (3.0 cr)
BLAW 5301 - Estate Planning Concepts and Strategies (3.0 cr)
CIA 5761 - Fundamental Consumer Analytic Techniques (3.0 cr)
CIA 5762 - Advanced Consumer Analytics (3.0 cr)
ECON 5040 - Econometrics II (3.0 cr)
ECON 5213 - Mathematical Economics (3.0 cr)
ECON 5410 - International Economics (3.0 cr)
ECON 5590 - Economic and Business Forecasting (3.0 cr)
ECON 5613 -  Oligopoly and Monopoly (3.0 cr)
FIN 5615 - Derivative Securities (3.0 cr)
FIN 5616 - Security Analysis (3.0 cr)
FIN 5617 -  Management of Financial Institutions (3.0 cr)
FIN 5620 -  Portfolio Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
FIN 5624 - Applied Portfolio Management (3.0 cr)
FIN 5644 - Portfolio Management (3.0 cr)
FIN 5645 - Financial Modeling and Valuation (3.0 cr)
FIN 5646 -  Financial Plan Development (3.0 cr)
HCM 5530 - Legal Aspects of and Ethics in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HCM 5550 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HCM 5570 - Health Care Quality Management (3.0 cr)
HCM 5580 -  Health Services Data and Analysis (3.0 cr)
MBA 8910 - Improvisational Theater for Business (1.0 cr)
MBA 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
MBA 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-6.0 cr)
MBA 8995 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-3.0 cr)
MGTS 5431 -  Leadership Studies (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5463 -  Foundations of Sustainable Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5472 -  Entrepreneurship (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5473 -  Management of Innovation and Technology (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5478 - Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5821 - Staffing Work Organizations (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5825 - Human Resource Analytics (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5831 -  Compensation Systems (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5841 - Training and Development (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5851 - Labor Relations (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5861 - International Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5871 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5921 - Entrepreneurial Finance (3.0 cr)
MGTS 5941 - Social Entrepreneurship (3.0 cr)
MIS 5220 - Medical Informatics (3.0 cr)
MIS 5223 - Systems Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
MIS 5225 - Advanced Applications Development (3.0 cr)
MIS 5241 - Data Analytics for Managerial Decision Making (3.0 cr)
MKTG 5710 - Marketing for Non-Profits (3.0 cr)
MKTG 5721 - Advertising and Marketing Communications (3.0 cr)
MKTG 5731 - Consumer Behavior (3.0 cr)
MKTG 5741 - Developing and Marketing New Products (3.0 cr)
MKTG 5774 - International Marketing (3.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
PharmD/MBA Students may take a total of 9 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
UMD Rochester
The Labovitz School offers a Part-Time Executive-format MBA option which takes place entirely in Rochester, MN (with some alternative elective course offerings). As noted above, students in this subplan complete their coursework on an alternating weekend schedule over the span of 2-5 years. The majority of students in this program work full time, with average years of work experience being 10. The key benefits of this program format include: high-level face-to-face discussions with a wide variety of industry professionals; a non-cohort format to provide scheduling flexibility; and extensive opportunity to expand a professional network for immediate and future career development.
Integrated B.B.A/M.B.A.
The Labovitz School offers an integrated Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree on the Duluth campus. The integrated BBA/MBA program offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years. The integrated program offers several benefits: streamlined admissions from the undergraduate to the graduate program (GMAT not required); and flexibility in fulfilling required courses for both degrees during the senior year (up to 9 credits can be applied to the MBA). Application is open to UMD BBA undergraduates who: are in their junior year; and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. The MBA degree must be started within 5 months of the award of the BBA and must be completed within 1 year. Both the BBA and MBA degrees must be completed in their entirety. The graduate degree cannot be earned before the undergraduate requirements are satisfied.
Integrated B.Acc./M.B.A.
The Labovitz School offers an integrated Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree on the Duluth campus. The integrated BAcc/MBA program offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years. The integrated program offers several benefits: streamlined admissions from the undergraduate to the graduate program (GMAT not required); and flexibility in fulfilling required courses for both degrees during the senior year (up to 9 can be applied to the MBA). Eligibility requirements for the integrated BAcc/MBA program are the same as those noted above for the BBA/MBA.
 
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MBA 8111 - Business Ethics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
How cultural, political, global, legal, and economic factors impact business activities. Issues of business ethics and social responsibility. prereq: MBA student or college consent
MBA 8211 - Data Analysis and Statistics for Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Applications of business statistics, data analysis, and presentation of results. Research process and design, data collection, measurement concepts, sampling design, use and interpretation of statistical techniques, research ethics, reporting, and evaluating research finding. Focus is on the managerial use and interpretation of research results. pre-req: Meet MBA mathematics foundation requirement, MATH 1160, MATH 1296, or equivalent; ECON 2030 or BUS 2500 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8311 - Decision Making in Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines managerial decision making in operations problems, including application of quantitative analysis and use of computers for production of goods or services in any type of organization. Investigates concepts and techniques related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Covers topics in the areas of inventory management, capacity planning, forecasting, management of service systems, and quality control. prereq: Meet MBA mathematics foundation requirement, MATH 1160, MATH 1296, or equivalent; ECON 2030 or BUS 2500 or equivalent; MGTS 3301 or BUS 2300 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8412 - Accounting for Decision Making and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interpreting and using accounting information for managerial decision-making. Explores motivations related to creating financial statement and an understanding.appreciation of accounting information. Also examines the strengths and limitations of an organization's accounting system. pre-req: Meet MBA mathematics foundation requirement, MATH 1160, MATH 1296, or equivalent; ACCT 2001 and 2002 or BUS 2100 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8511 - Managerial Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Application of economic theory and economic methodology to managerial decision making. Supply and demand, production, consumer behavior, business and economic forecasting, pricing and marketing strategies under differing competitive conditions, government's role, and the global market. prereq: Meet MBA mathematics foundation requirement, MATH 1160, MATH 1296, or equivalent; ECON 1003 or ECON 1022 and ECON 1023, or BUS 2200 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8611 - Financial Management and Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of fundamental concepts and principles of financial management and how these analyses are implemented by financial managers in making strategic financial decisions in a corporate setting. Topics include developments in capital market theory, capital budgeting analysis in terms of the NPV and real options approaches, costs of capital, long term financing, capital structure analysis and international financial strategies. prereq: Meet MBA mathematics foundation requirement, MATH 1160, MATH 1296 or equivalent; FMIS 3601 or FIN 3601 or BUS 2600 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8711 - Strategic Marketing Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Planning, implementation, evaluation, and control of organizational marketing activities. This process includes environmental market analysis in order to achieve competitive advantage and effective resource allocation. prereq: Meet MBA mathematics foundation requirement, MATH 1160, MATH 1296, or equivalent, MKTG 3701 or BUS 2700 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8811 - Human Resource Challenges
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of contemporary human resource issues, human resource systems, procedures, and decisions that guide effective, efficient, and equitable management of people in organizations. prereq: MGTS 3401 or BUS 2400 or equivalent; MGTS 3801 or BUS 2800 or equivalent; MBA student or college consent
MBA 8911 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Formulation of corporate and business strategies that results in a sustainable competitive advantage through identifying opportunities and threats, as well as resources and capabilities of an organization. Develop an overview of levers to implement these strategies. Develop integrative thinking of applying knowledge of all functional ares of business to implement the strategies in order to achieve long-term performance of the overall organization. prereq: Completion of all MBA foundation requirements; MBA 8311, 8501, 8611, 8711, and 8811; MBA student or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for MBA 8411
ACCT 5402 - Advanced Business Taxation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Understanding how taxes impact basic business and entrepreneurial decisions. It takes a tax planning/minimization perspective and presents advanced tax research and resource materials available on the web. pre-req: ACCT 3401, MBA student or department consent
ACCT 5501 - Advanced Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics including consolidated financial statements, partnership, and fiduciary accounting. pre-req: MBA student or department consent
ACCT 5505 - International Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
International accounting measurement and reporting issues unique to multinational business transactions and multinational enterprises; consolidations; foreign exchange accounting; forward and option markets; translation of foreign currency financial statement; international audit environment; international taxation and transfer pricing; harmonization of worldwide accounting. pre-req: Acct 3102, MBA student or department consent
ACCT 5600 - Employee Benefit and Retirement Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will provide preparation for professionals who will be providing employee benefits and retirement planning services for clients. The course will focus on the importance of retirement planning, an evaluation of the client's needs, and understanding of Social Security and Medicare, and qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. pre-req: ACCT 3401, MBA student or department consent
BA 5410 - Data Visualization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Data visualization is the art and science of presenting data effectively in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and decision making. How to present and visualize data is an important skill for business professions to develop. This course will teach the principles and techniques that empower students to understand and interpret data, as well as make effective decisions based on data. Students will learn the benefits of effective data presentation and visualization, understand the principles and methods of visualization, and apply the principles using popular data visualization technologies. Students enrolled in the 5410 version of the course will have to fulfill an extra assignment/project to earn graduate credit. pre-req: FMIS 2201 or MIS 2201, LSBE candidate or Business Analytics minor, credit will not be granted if already received for MIS 3231
BA 5420 - Data Analytics for Managerial Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course introduces the basic elements of business analytics and how to analytically think about data and its role in business. The goal of the course is to provide students with the toolset and capabilities as they analyze data to ask the right questions that matter to businesses and help solve business problems. Topics include data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis (EDA), predictive analytics, modeling and model evaluation. The course is designed to trigger passion for analytics, develop data-analytic thinking demonstrate how analytics matter in different business domains, illustrate real-world examples in different business contexts while working hands-on using data analytics is as such an art as it is a science. Students enrolled in the 5420 version of the courses will have to fulfill an extra assignment/project to earn graduate credit. pre-req: MIS 2201, ECON 2030, LSBE candidate or Business Analytics minor. Credit will not be granted if already received for MIS 3241, MIS 4241, CIA 3760 or CIA 4761 or CIA 5761
BLAW 5301 - Estate Planning Concepts and Strategies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examines the basics of estate planning, including both the legal and tax aspects of developing an estate and/or incapacity plan. Topics include: probate and probate substitutes, wills and other estate planning documents, gifting and insurance strategies, use of trusts, and federal estate, gift and generation-skipping taxation. pre-req: ACCT 3401, MBA student or department consent
CIA 5761 - Fundamental Consumer Analytic Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course develops core quantitative skills necessary to convert large amounts of consumer data into actionable information for businesses. The course builds knowledge and understanding of the essential business and consumer metrics as well as the statistical techniques necessary fro students to be able to competently summarize data, appropriately classify data and use data to make predictions. Marketing research is a constantly evolving field, In this course, we explore some of the current development and new application areas of marketing research. Emphasis is placed on the application of skills and techniques to data sets and using the analysis to answer business questions and formulate consumer focused recommendations. Students enrolled in the 5761 version of the course will have to fulfill an extra assignment/project to earn graduate credit. pre-req: CIA 3760, MBA student or department consent
CIA 5762 - Advanced Consumer Analytics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course introduces customer relationship management and advanced analytical techniques. Emphasis is placed on understanding and calculating the metrics behind profit enhancing customer level management, including RF< Analysis, attrition and churn prediction, customer value and profitability, and customer lifetime value. Students will be asked to calculate these metrics during classroom scenarios and assigned case studies to gain an understanding of how these metrics can be used to select, retina and grow profitable customer segments. Having mastered the basic concepts and tools of marketing research, we move on to study three more advanced and specialized tools most commonly used by qualitative marketing researchers. We study the application of these techniques to optimize the marketing mix (priding, promotion, product design, positioning). Students enrolled in the 5762 version of the course will have to fulfill an extra assignment/project to earn graduate credit. pre-req: CIA 4761 or 5761, credit will not be granted if already received for MKTG 4762
ECON 5040 - Econometrics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Development and application of tools of economic research and analysis; emphasis on critical thinking using computer-based statistical methods. Econometrics (theory and practice), applied research techniques, economic forecasting, and time series analysis. Research report. pre-req: Econ 3030 or STAT 5511 or MKTG 3761 or CIA 3761, MBA student or department consent
ECON 5213 - Mathematical Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of fundamentals of differential and integral calculus and linear algebra to static, comparative static, and dynamic topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. pre-req: MBA student or department consent
ECON 5410 - International Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Classical and modern theory of international trade. Extension, empirical verification, and applications of modern theory. Alternative theories of international trade. Concept and measurement of balance of payments. Methods of balance of payments adjustments. Alternative international monetary systems. Selected current issues. pre-req: ECON 1022, 1023, 3022 or 3023, MBA student or department consent
ECON 5590 - Economic and Business Forecasting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
The course seeks to provide students with the statistical and computational tools required to conduct economic forecasting applied to economic and business decision-making. Topics include time series analysis, Box-Jenkins and ARIMA processes, Exponential Smoothing, Estimation and Forecasting, Forecast Evaluation, Nonlinear Time Series, Time Series Topics. Forecasts will be applied to economic and business examples, including sales, financial decisions and policy. Econometric software will be taught. pre-req: MBA student or department consent
ECON 5613 - Oligopoly and Monopoly
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Alternatives open to a free-enterprise economy when economic goals have not been satisfactorily achieved by the private sector. Public regulation and antitrust legislation and enforcement examined as a means of social control when unacceptable market failures exist. pre-req: ECON 1023, 3023, MBA student or department consent
FIN 5615 - Derivative Securities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nature and functions of derivative security markets such as options, futures, options on futures, swaps, and financial engineering. Emphasizes their use as tools for risk reduction, portfolio management, and speculative medium for aggressive investor. pre-req: FIN 3644, MBA student or department consent
FIN 5616 - Security Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theory, concepts, and practices of security analysis and investment practices. Common stock, fixed income securities, derivative securities, and mutual funds will be analyzed. Other topics include sector analysis, financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, diversification, and hedging. pre-req: MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 5617 - Management of Financial Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Techniques for managing commercial banks and other financial institutions through asset/liability management. pre-req: FIN 3647, MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 5620 - Portfolio Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Portfolio management in a modern portfolio theory (MPT) framework. Risk measurements, risk-return relationships, and portfolio models are developed. Topics include Markowitz portfolio theory, risk-return models, bond portfolio management, evaluating portfolio performance, and outperforming the market. pre-req: MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 5624 - Applied Portfolio Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gives students in the financial markets program "hands on" learning experience by analyzing and managing a real-money investment fund. Students will be responsible for managing all aspects of the investment fund pre-req: FIN 4616, 4620, MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 5644 - Portfolio Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Portfolio analysis in the mean-variance framework of Markowitz. Portfolio management strategies. The CAPM, APT, and other capital market theory implications. Portfolio performance evaluation. prereq:FIN 3644, MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 5645 - Financial Modeling and Valuation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The objective of this course is to introduce students to financial modeling in Microsoft Excel. In particular, the course will focus on exploring the techniques and tools used to by industry professionals to produce valuations for businesses. The course will first explore commonly-used valuation approaches such as dividend discount models, discounted cash flow analysis, and valuation-by-comparables and then use these models to value publicly-traded companies and situations such as initial public offering or a corporate merger. pre-req: FIN 3612, MBA student or instructor consent
FIN 5646 - Financial Plan Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Financial planning is the process of managing resources to achieve personal financial goals. It involves the steps of determining current financial situations, developing financial goals, identifying alternative courses of actions, evaluation alternatives, creating financial action plans, and finally evaluating and revising plans. This course provides the systematic framework for implementing these activities pre-req: ACCT 2001, 3401, 4600, BLAW 4301 or 5301 can be taken concurrently, MBA student or instructor consent
HCM 5530 - Legal Aspects of and Ethics in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the legal and ethical environment of health services administration and offers a current and historical overview of legal regulation of the health care industry. prereq: MBA student or department consent
HCM 5550 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Covers finance issues related to healthcare organizations. Topics include: reimbursement analysis, understanding the nature of costs, uncertainty, forecasting, service line profitability analysis, and preparation of operating and capital budgets. pre-req: HCM 4520, FIN 3601, MBA student or department consent
HCM 5570 - Health Care Quality Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Covers basic principles of quality and patient safety measurement and improvement in health care. Methods for measuring health outcomes and satisfaction as well as regulatory and accreditation requirements affecting quality of care in hospitals, nursing homes, and other areas of healthcare will be discussed. pre-req: HCM 4520, MBA student or department consent
HCM 5580 - Health Services Data and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the types, use, and analysis of data in health services delivery and research. This includes electronic health record, claims, and patient satisfaction data, as well as publicly available data sets. Topics include data organization, data sources available in the health services, conceptualizing analysis, sampling, data validity and reliability, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, applying research results, and communicating findings. pre-req: HCM 4520, MBA student or department consent
MBA 8910 - Improvisational Theater for Business
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: MBA student or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
This course is intended to provide students a platform to build a better understanding of themselves and their relationship with others in order to develop key soft skills that are important in the modern business environment. It applies the principles of improvisational theater to help students explore and develop their ability to face risky, uncertain situations and respond effectively and efficiently. prereq: MBA student or instructor consent
MBA 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: college consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Provides opportunity for focused, integrative or interdisciplinary projects or research, under the guidance of a faculty member in various areas of business administration that extend beyond, or in greater depth than, regular courses. prereq: college consent
MBA 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research. prereq: MBA student, college consent
MBA 8995 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Special topics on or integrative, interdisciplinary study of problems in accounting, economics, and business administration. prereq: MBA student or department approval
MGTS 5431 - Leadership Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
A survey of the leadership literature aimed at the development of an understanding of leaders and the leadership process. An exploration of such questions as: Who as a person is the leader? How do people come to the position of a leader? What is the nature of leadership as a process? How do leaders influence others? What is participative leadership? What is charismatic and transformational leadership? pre-req: MGTS 3401, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5463 - Foundations of Sustainable Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will introduce students to the concepts of sustainability in a managerial context. pre-req: MGTS 3401, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5472 - Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurs, and the life cycle of a new venture: creating and starting a new venture; financing the new venture; managing, growing, and ending the new venture. pre-req: MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5473 - Management of Innovation and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Issues related to achieving maximum leverage from innovation competencies, skills, and resources. Factors distinguishing high-innovation companies, strategies for innovation, internal and external conditions, and market consequences of innovation. Integration of technology within the strategic management process. pre-req: MGTS 3401, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5478 - Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key drivers of supply chain performance will be explored in this course along with how these drivers may be used to improve performance on a practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operations. Students will gain a solid understanding of the analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. pre-req: MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5821 - Staffing Work Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory and practice of staffing work organizations. Emphasis on design and implementation of staffing systems, legal requirements, and career planning. pre-req: MGTS 3801, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5825 - Human Resource Analytics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human Resource (HR) analytics is a sector within the field of human resource management that aims at using measurement and analysis techniques to understand, improve, and optimize the people side of the business. HR analytics adds value to businesses by improving vital decisions about talent and how it is organized in organizations. This course will teach the analytical foundations of HR decisions, the connections between data analytics and strategic HRM, and the applications of analytic logic and processes of various HR functions and workplace trends. Students will learn how to gather and analyze pertinent HR metrics and how to properly communicate findings to support HR decisions and drive organizational decisions. pre-req: 4+1 student or MBA student, department consent
MGTS 5831 - Compensation Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, design, and practice of employee compensation systems. Impacts of compensation, economic and institutional forces influencing employer compensation policies and practices, supplemental forms of compensation and administrative practices. pre-req: MGTS 3801, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5841 - Training and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of training and development program planning and delivery: learning theories and approaches, needs assessment, training objectives, design, training methods, transfer-of-training strategies, and evaluation. Assess, design, and evaluate human resource development systems. Develop training skills and techniques. pre-req: 4+1 student or MBA student, department consent
MGTS 5851 - Labor Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Nature of and basis for the labor relations system in the United States. Emphasis on background of labor movement, union organizing, bargaining relationships, labor law; important issues for business, policy makers, and labor unions (e.g. workplace flexibility, employee empowerment, labor-management partnerships, and globalization); and options for labor relations reform. pre-req: MGTS 3801, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5861 - International Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course combines theories of culture with HRM applications to develop students' awareness cultural issues as they apply in the workplace. pre-req: MGTS 3801, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5871 - Strategic Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of HRM from a strategic lens. Students in this course will study key human resource functions with a special focus on how each function complements each other and at the same time contributes to an organization's overall business strategy. Students will develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and design effective human resource management system, which are critical skills not only for human resource managers but also general managers as well. pre-req: 4+1 student or MBA student, department consent
MGTS 5921 - Entrepreneurial Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course topics include raising seed and growth capital from venture capital, business angels, investment banking, commercial banking, and bootstrapping sources, and understanding financial problems unique to the small and medium sized firms undergoing rapid growth. The course examines proposals made to venture capital firms, particularly in terms of their financial viability as well as financial management for entrepreneurs over the life of business project. Includes financing start-ups, financial planning for the nonpublic smaller enterprise, going public, selling out, bankruptcy, sources of capital, and other related topics. pre-req: FIN 3601, MBA student or instructor consent
MGTS 5941 - Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course introduces students to the field of social entrepreneurship, the practice of identifying, designing, starting and growing successful mission-driven for profit and nonprofit ventures. These include non-profit enterprises designed to respond to a special social, need, as well as more traditional ventures working to incorporate socially-responsible practices into their business models. The course provides an overview of the processes, challenges, and demands associated with creating ventures that seek to integrate financial and social/environmental benchmarks of success. This course is designed to appeal to those who want to learn more about enterprise in business and social contexts. pre-req: 4+1 student or MBA student, department consent
MIS 5220 - Medical Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the convergence of computing, information systems, and healthcare with a focus on managing information and developing systems that leads to more effective decisions and actions in healthcare. Covers the standards, ethics and security of the electronic health record. pre-req: MIS 2201, MBA student or department consent
MIS 5223 - Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis phase of systems development life cycle. Emphasizes feasibility study, requirements analysis, and system specification. Detailed study of current physical and logical systems models and specification. pre-req: MIS 2201, MBA student or department consent
MIS 5225 - Advanced Applications Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed to give students opportunities to apply the knowledge of business and technology that they acquired through their junior and senior year courses to real-world projects. The goal of this course is to augment the knowledge with the state-of-the-art technology in the field of information systems for the conventional and mobile platforms, while at the same time getting students involved in projects to expose them to an in-depth practical experience. Topics include: software version control; computing platform ecosystem; project management; best practices and technologies in business applications development; and business computing, including simulation and data analysis. pre-req: MIS 3220, 3232, MBA student or department consent
MIS 5241 - Data Analytics for Managerial Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course introduces the basic concepts, techniques and technologies of data analytics and business intelligence, and their role in supporting high-level decision making in business. The course examines fundamental principles of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, illustrates real-world examples in different business contexts using data analytics software, and develops data-analytic thinking in specific application domains. pre-req: MBA student
MKTG 5710 - Marketing for Non-Profits
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course will introduce students to the dynamic world of non-profits with an emphasis placed on key marketing strategies and tactics that successful non-profits use to fulfill their mission. This course will provide an overview of various aspects and special issues related to non-profit marketing including: (1) the focus of non-profit on social impact versus maximizing profits; (2) the marketing of social services; (3) marketing's role in fundraising; (4) challenges of integrating marketing efforts among diverse stakeholders; and (5) external economic, legal and political factors that impact marketing of non-profit services. pre-req: MBA student or department consent
MKTG 5721 - Advertising and Marketing Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Promotional planning. Emphasis on planning for advertising, sales promotion, public relations/publicity, direct marketing, and personal selling. Importance of integrated marketing communications to organizations. pre-req: MKTG 3701, MBA student or department consent
MKTG 5731 - Consumer Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Buyer behavior and implications for marketing strategy. Emphasis on information processing concepts, influences on behavior, and decision-making processes from both conceptual and pragmatic perspectives. Students requiring graduate credit must complete additional coursework. pre-req: MKTG 3701, MBA student or department consent
MKTG 5741 - Developing and Marketing New Products
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
A marketing-oriented new products management course that explores the new product development process with a focus on marketing strategies for the planning, development and launch of new products and services. pre-req: MKTG 3701, MBA student or department consent
MKTG 5774 - International Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Marketing across national boundaries; effects of foreign economic, legal/political, and sociocultural environments on multinational marketing strategies. pre-req: MKTG 3701, MBA student or instructor consent