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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

MSBA International Business
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MSBA International Business    
   Required Courses    
      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. 
      ACC 5700   International Accounting 2 cr.  A study of accounting and taxation in an international environment. Topics include accounting and taxation issues of transactions denominated in a foreign currency, translation/remeasurement issues, accounting for forward exchange contracts, management planning, control and performance evaluation of a foreign nation-state, and international taxation issues. A comparative analysis of U.S., foreign nation states, and international accounting standards is conducted. Prerequisite: ACC 5250. 
      BL  6260   International Legal Environment 3 cr.  Introduction to the legal environment in which a multinational enterprise must operate. The course will explore private versus public international customary practices, treaties including NAFTA, GATT (WTO), APEC, and Maastricht, the international dimensions of litigation, CISG issues, documentary letters of credit and various actions and regulations. The regulation of import-export activities including competition issues and unfair trade issues will be analyzed from the perspective of strategic planning concepts with regard to international activities and linkages. 
      FIN 6250   International Finance 2 cr.  Examines the systems, methods, and institutions for investing, financing and managing international enterprises. Emphasis is on the analysis and financial decision making function of international activities including foreign currency futures and options, managing exchange risk and operating and transaction exposure, financing sources, capital budgeting and working capital management. Prerequisites: ACC 5700 and INB 5350. 
      INB 5350   International Trade Structure & Systems 3 cr.  An examination of the economic theories underlying international trade, including terms of trade, international monetary system, foreign exchange markets, trade barriers and their effects and balance of payments mechanisms. Survey the history of international trade relationships and structures, comparative economic systems, the development of trading blocs, firm-level trade relationships, and the role of multinational enterprises. 
      INB 5450   International Management 3 cr.  Study of international management as a function of characteristics of the nation-state and its international trade practices, policies, and management expectations. 
      INB 6150   International Marketing 3 cr.  Examines the development of international marketing programs: evaluating international market opportunities, determining market objectives appropriate for specific world markets, and coordinating strategies in world markets. Emphasis on application of marketing principles in the multinational environment. Prerequisites: MKT 5160, or undergraduate course in marketing principles. 
      INB 6750   International Business Research 2 cr.  The course represents culmination of the student's study of international business; completion of the research study outlined in the proposal prepared as a part of BR 6450 or BR 6490. The student will report to his/her International Business Advisor to complete the proposal portion of BR 6450 or BR 6490. 
      MGT 5220   Issues in Leadership Studies 1 cr.  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 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 cr.  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 5570   Strategic Management: A Leader's Perspective 3 cr.  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. 
      Research Option           (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         BR 6450    Business Research Methods 3 cr.  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 cr.  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 Prerequisites    
         ACC 5150   Financial Accounting 3 cr.  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 cr.  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. 
         ECN 5180   National Income Analysis 3 cr.  Examines the overall mechanics of the national economy: components of national income; relationship to the global economy; money, banking, and the central bank; economic cyclical fluctuations; economic growth theories; government's role in a modern economy; monetary and fiscal policy. Emphasis is placed on current economic conditions, with discussion of national economic policy formation and desirable policies. Waived by examination only. 
         MIS 5580   Information Systems for Managers 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  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 cr. course. 
         MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 cr.  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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