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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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MSBA Leadership Studies
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MSBA Leadership Studies    
   Required Courses    
      ACC 5250   Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3 s.h.  The development and use of accounting information used to make improved managerial decisions in the areas of planning, controlling, and performance evaluation. Emphasis is placed on analyzing cost management systems and improving organizational performance in order to enhance the administrative and leadership functions. Prerequisite: ACC 5150 and MIS 5580 or equivalent. 
      BR 6430    Managerial Research Design 3 s.h.  Study of the quantitative and qualitative research processes as used in academic and business environments. Course content includes: research topic development, hypotheses, instrumentation development, sampling, literature review techniques, statistical analysis, computerization of data input and analysis, focus group methodology, graphics construction and report writing. Integral to the course is a research topic of the student’s choosing; in many cases this topic will be expanded in the following semester to become the capstone MSBA project or MSHP thesis. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). Must be taken the semester before BR 6840 or HSP 6840. 
      BR 6840    Project Research Study 2 s.h.  Continuation and completion of research started as part of BR 6430. Completed research is presented at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisite: BR 6430. 
      ECN 6300   Managerial Perspectives on Economics 2 s.h.  Examination and application of theoretical and analytical tools economists use. Determination of the significance of macro- and microeconomic principles on the management of organizations. Emphasizes the applications of economic analysis through examination of empirical studies and cases involving actual managerial situations at many levels of commerce, for profit, non-profit and government. Areas of analysis include unemployment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, the pricing system, capital structure strategies, and government regulations. 
      MGT 5220   Issues in Leadership Studies 1 s.h.  An assessment of the student’s leadership and managerial competencies, resulting in an individual plan of development; overview of information sources, including the library and basic graduate research tools; assessment of computer literacy skills. (Must be taken as the first course in the MSBA program.) 
      MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
      MGT 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 s.h.  Students explore ethical dimensions of the character, roles and functions of the leader; sources of individual and group ethics and their application to behavior of and within organizations, including in students’ own work situations; values and moral dilemmas in individual and administrative decision-making; corporate ethics; and codes of ethics. Students consider comparative ethical systems as they bear on cross-border business and professional communication and interaction; and current and historic business ethics cases including social responsibility and sustainable development. 
      MIS 5580   Information Systems for Managers 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  A generic approach to information systems providing a comprehensive conceptual foundation through the study of the psychological and sociological aspects of information systems, decision making and the value of information, the Systems Life Cycle, and office automation technology. Prerequisite: computer literacy or register as 3 s.h. course. 
      MKT 6210   Leadership in Marketing Management 3 s.h.  Exploring and applying marketing tools available to managers and leaders in an organization for the purpose of maximizing the organization potential in consumer and business environments. 
      Leadership Specialty      (9 s.h. to be chosen)    
         MGT 5400   Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management 3 s.h.  Theories, design, structure, systems, process, continuity, and the behavior of organizations as part of the larger society studied from a macro perspective. Theories, methods, and practices of organization change and development introduced as means of addressing organizational ineffectiveness and maximizing organizational health. 
         MGT 5470   Ideas in Leadership Development & Literature 2 s.h.  An overview of the evolution of management thought from its earliest beginnings to the present, with emphasis on pivotal writings in the field. Critical examination of the quantitative approach to management; people-orientation on organizational life; response of management thinkers to scientific and technological change, and a growing emphasis on humanism. 
         MGT 5560   Cases in Business Ethics 1 s.h.  Continues MGT 5550 and presumes the background provided in that course. Deals exclusively with current and historic business ethics cases as reported in the professional literature and in the press. Prerequisites: MGT 5550 or consent of the instructor. 
         MGT 5570   Strategic Management: A Leader's Perspective 3 s.h.  The fundamentals of the strategic management process; tools and techniques to efficiently and effectively implement the process; an emphasis is on the visioning and forecasting steps of the process. 
         MGT 5920   Seminar in Leadership: Analysis & Growth 2 s.h.  Clarifying and strengthening the student’s leadership role in the social responsibility arena in terms of how environmental, political, and social issues affect and are dealt with by the organizational leader. Analysis of the student’s original Plan of Development and assessment of the Master of Science in Business Administration goal attainment. Development of team skills through class assignments and projects. 
         MGT 6370   Multicultural Business Communications & Negotiations 2 s.h.  Approaches effective multicultural communications as an essential professional skill and as an important function of international management today. Discusses the cultural aspects of verbal and nonverbal behaviors of persons from different cultures, the negotiation process with those from differing cultures, and presents techniques and experiences for increasing one’s effectiveness. 
         MGT 6400   Power, Politics & Networking 2 s.h.  Examination of the theoretical base for investigating the power structure and its pragmatic use within the organization. 
      Required Prerequisites    
         ACC 5150   Financial Accounting 3 s.h.  Fundamental principles of external financial reporting emphasizing the accounting concepts, procedures, and standards that guide the preparation, interpretation and reporting of financial accounting information. Prerequisite: none. 
         BR 5170    Quantitative Methods for Leadership Roles 3 s.h.  Introduction to the pragmatic uses of statistical methods in business. Emphasis on statistical analysis, statistical software, interpretation of data from printouts, and quantitative/qualitative approaches in business research. Prerequisite: waived by examination only. 
         MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 s.h.  The study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution; global marketing, target marketing, and integrated marketing. Study of the role and operation of marketing functions and their influence on the organization both internally and externally. 
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