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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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MBA Business Administration
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MBA Business Administration    
   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. 
      BL  6040   Legal Issues in Business 2 s.h.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront business managers. Emphasis is given to the operation of our legal system, including international aspects, and underlying issues as they relate to the decision functions of management. Topics include the adjudicatory process, antitrust, contract law, entity selection issues, and other contemporary issues. 
      ECN 6100   The Economics of Markets, with Statistical Applications 3 s.h.  A survey and application of microeconomics. The important determinatives of a market economy, with the application of statistical techniques to practical economic and business problems. Focus on the economics of the individual, the firm, and the industry in both a private and a public setting: various market structures; regulation and government intervention in both domestic and international markets. Current events affecting the economy integrated throughout. Prerequisites: BR 5170 or equivalent and ECN 5180 or equivalent. 
      FIN 5650   Business Finance 3 s.h.  Study 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. Prerequisites: ACC 5250. 
      INB 6080   Perspectives in International Business 2 s.h.  Provides an understanding of the issues confronting executives engaged in international business. Particular emphasis will be placed on trade and management issues, which will be analyzed with a political, economic, social/cultural, and historical context. 
      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. 
      MGT 6150   Quality Managment 3 s.h.  Introducing the student to the development and philosophy of total quality and performance excellence from a systems approach. Focus is given to studying the interplay of culture, quality, technical tools, and organizational culture. Students are introduced to national and international quality standards. Prerequisite: BR 5170, waived by examination only. 
      MGT 6300   Organizational Theory & Behavior 3 s.h.  A study of theories of organizations from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on how they inform our understanding of behaviors in, for, and of small and large for-profit and not-for-profit business organizations, with an emphasis on the images and metaphors of organizations. 
      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 5790   Marketing Strategy 3 s.h.  The use of strategic planning as an advancement of traditional marketing management. Students sharpen managerial perspectives and analytical techniques for achieving corporate-wide marketing objectives. Prerequisite: one course in marketing or MKT 5160 
      Research Design Option    (3 s.h. to be chosen)    
         BR 6450    Addressing Business Problems with Research 3 s.h.  Introduction to research processes and applications in business, both qualitative and quantitative methods. Students gain experience designing and conducting research and interpreting research findings. Prerequisite: BR 5170, waived by examination only. (Must be taken prior to MGT 6950 or INB 6750. Students consult the MGT 6950 or INB 6750 instructor in preparing their research designs in BR 6450.) 
         BR 6490    Qualitative Research Methods 3 s.h.  An introduction to qualitative methodology in research on managerial leadership. Includes historical, biographical, longitudinal, case study, explicative and critical, and field research methods, as distinct from but complementary to, and sometimes including, quantitative research. Must be taken prior to INB 6750 or MGT 6950. School of Business students consult the instructor of INB 6750 or MGT 6950 in preparing their research designs in BR 6490. DNP students must obtain the approval of their academic advisor or the Director of the DNP Program. 
      Required Capstone    
         MGT 6950   Strategic Management of Business Policy 3 s.h.  Development and application of business policy using techniques of strategic management of an organization as a whole, both internally and externally and locally and globally, taken primarily from the perspectives of middle and top management. Emphasis is on the long view, but does not neglect short term situation management of operational problems, technology, diversity, change, and ethics. Examines how strategy is developed; considers the respective roles of stakeholders. Employs quantitative and qualitative methods and data, including case studies and simulation. Prerequisite: successful completion of all foundation courses. 
      Plus Req Grad Certificate    
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