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Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

MSBA Quality
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MSBA Quality    
   Quality Core 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. 
      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 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  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 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. 
      MGT 6150   Quality Managment 3 cr.  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. 
      QOM 5740   Forecasting & Planning 2 cr.  Conceptual framework and theoretical knowledge of forecasting methodologies; practical uses of forecasting in common management/administrative situations, via case study and literature review; use of micro- and mainframe computer in forecasting. Prerequisite for Business students: BR 5170 (waived by examination only) and MIS 5580. Prerequisite for DNP students: NUR 7890. 
      Required Quality    
         MGT 6220   Operations Management 3 cr.  The objectives of operations management in manufacturing and service industries. Historical and current literature relating to the methods employed by managers to plan and control operating systems. Students examine various problems in operations management. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). 
         MGT 6250   Procurement & Contract Management 2 cr.  Introduction to the environment in which procurement contracts are negotiated and administered. Topics include all phases of procurement and contracting, from requirements development to closeout. Studies of procurement and contract administration are analyzed as part of a meta-analysis of project management literature. 
         QOM 6230   Quality & Process Improvement Techniques 3 cr.  The study of continuous process improvement, process management, and quality management systems. Course work includes case studies and group work which explore data analysis tools and methods, including SPC, flowcharting, and root causes analysis. Students define, analyze, and evaluate a process in a workplace setting. A final report is produced which outlines a process and recommends process improvement. Prerequisite: BR 5170. 
         QOM 6700   Current Issues in Quality 4 cr.  Instruction in the field of quality, including current trends and evolving practices. Special topics include areas such as quality auditing, customer-focused satisfaction measures, supplier certification strategies, and implementation plan development for measuring supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. 
         QOM 6840   Project in Quality 1 cr.  The student works with a Madonna University faculty member to develop a project which combines skills acquired in the degree program to be presented during this course. Prerequisite: QOM 6700. 
      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. 
         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. 
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