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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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Email: grad@madonna.edu

MBA Business Administration
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MBA Business Administration    
   Required Courses    
      Foundation Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         ACC 5250   Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3 cr.  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 5210   Quantitative Methods for Business Research 3 cr.  Introduction to the practical uses of quantitative and qualitative statistical methods and their applications in business. Emphasis is placed on the collection, analysis, interpretation, and explanation of the data using statistical software. 
         MIS 5580   Management Information Systems 3 cr.  A case-study approach to the strategic, human, and global impact of the rapidly evolving technologies required in today’s enterprises. Through different scenarios, this course focuses on the understanding and evaluation of technology components for effective decision-making. An interdisciplinary approach is used to better prepare business leaders in the application and management of information technology. 
      Core Courses (30 cr. to be chosen)    
         BL  6040   Legal Issues in Business 3 cr.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront business managers. Emphasis is given to the operation of the US legal system, including international aspects, and the underlying issues as they relate to the decision functions of management. Topics include the adjudicatory process, antitrust, contract law, entity selection, and other contemporary issues. 
         ECN 6300   Managerial Economics 3 cr.  Examination and application of theoretical and analytical tools that economists use to evaluate the significance of macro- and microeconomic principles on managerial operations and decision making. Emphasizes 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. Prerequisite: ECN 5170. 
         FIN 5650   Business Finance 3 cr.  Exploration of the financial management of non-financial entities and the analysis of the principle financial decisions of a firm. Topics include present value concepts, short-term cash budgeting and working capital needs, capital budgeting, long-term capital needs, long-term capital structure planning, and dividend policies. Prerequisite: ACC 5250. 
         INB 6080   Global Business Perspectives 3 cr.  Examination of many issues confronting managers engaged in international business; Particular emphasis is placed on trade and management issues which are analyzed with a political, economic, social/cultural, technological, environmental, legal, and historical contexts. 
         MGT 5500   Human Resource Management and Development 3 cr.  Theory and practice of human resource management in organizations. Emphasis is placed on the relevant functions of HRM such as staffing, recruitment, selections, performance assessment, career development, education and training, labor relations, reward systems, and employee health and safety. Discussion of contemporary HRM issues and analysis of case studies that clarify the appropriate role of human resources within organizational and business planning and operations. 
         MGT 5570   Strategic Management 3 cr.  Integration and application of the core disciplines of business to enable students to develop effective decision-making skills. Tools and techniques for developing leadership strategy in view of corporate policy and competing stakeholders’ needs and interests are explored. The case study method, strategic plan development and analysis is applied to a cross-section of firms and corporate entities. 
         MGT 5590   Ethics in Leadership 3 cr.  Ethical issues and dilemmas facing managers and employees within a business context. Students explore and analyze business ethics relating to the nature of work within the corporation (particularly as it relates to the development of the corporate culture) and in society at large. Through the analysis of case studies, relevant philosophical theories of justice, autonomy, community, and identity in relation to business are introduced. 
         MGT 6220   Operations Management 3 cr.  Study and application of the objectives of operations management in both manufacturing and service industries. Current literature on the tools/methods employed by operations managers are examined. Students apply their knowledge of the concepts to solve actual operational problems including, but not limited to, operations strategy, forecasting, process/product design, inventory management, scheduling, statistical process control, and quality management. 
         MGT 6300   Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 cr.  A comprehensive analysis of organizational theories from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on how they inform our understanding of behaviors in various organizational settings. Topics include: conflict management, personality and attitudes, motivation, groups and teams, leadership, power, ethics, workforce diversity, structure and organizational design, organizational culture, and decision making. 
         MKT 5790   Marketing Strategy 3 cr.  Application of strategic management and planning approaches to achieve organization-wide marketing objectives. Specific topics include methods of market analysis and decision making in local and multinational business markets, and strategic marketing in the digital-age. The course includes case analysis and group projects. Prerequisite: MKT 5160 or one undergraduate marketing course. 
      Capstone Sequence (6 cr. to be chosen)    
         MBA 6450   Business Research 3 cr.  Introduction to the developmental steps for the MBA capstone project. Students develop a research project concept, propose a strategic management challenge, or formulate plans for an entrepreneurial business as it pertains to the student’s career path. Research processes and their application in business, both qualitative and quantitative methods, are covered. Taken in the final year of the student’s MBA program as preparation for MBA 6950. Prerequisite: BR 5210. 
         MBA 6950   MBA Capstone 3 cr.  Full development of the approved capstone project. The strategies set forth in the proposal are put into action: developing a research concept, solving a strategic management challenge, or launching an entrepreneurial business. Primary data using quantitative and qualitative methods are a required part of the project. Oral and formal presentations are required. Taken in the final semester of the MBA program. Prerequisite: successful completion of all foundation and core MBA courses, inclusive of MBA 6450 or NUR 5670. Corequisite for Nursing Administration students: NUR 6310. 
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