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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
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

Prerequisite to Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty | Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty | Prerequisites to Emergency Management Leadership Specialty | Emergency Management Leadership Specialty | Hospitality and Tourism Management Specialty | International Business Specialty | Leadership Specialty | MSBA Management Studies | MSBA Management Studies Required Prerequisite Sequence
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Prerequisite to Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty    
   Prerequisite Requirement    
      CJ  5010   Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3 cr.  The organization and management of the various criminal justice agencies throughout the United States. Includes systems of management, substance abuse as a management problem, and systems analyses and their relationships. 
Criminal Justice Leadership Specialty    
   Specialty Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      CJ  5100   Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration 2 cr.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront managers and administrators in a criminal justice agency: the underlying legal process and issues as related to the decision functions of managers and administrators; the adjudicatory process (civil, administrative, and criminal); contract law; and other contemporary issues. Emphasis is given to the operation of our legal system, including an examination of employment issues, such as discrimination, administrative agencies, civil liability, and vicarious liability. Emphasis on the ethical administration and application of authority to both internal and external entities. 
      CJ  5220   Labor Law Issues in Criminal Justice Management 2 cr.  Examination of various labor law issues as they relate to law enforcement/criminal justice management. Focus on public sector labor relations, specifically the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), with some historical references to general labor laws on a national level, i.e., National Labor Relations Act. The course also includes applicable arbitration decisions. 
      CJ  5300   Advanced Criminal Justice Administration 3 cr.  An examination of the functions of the police, court, and corrections in the Criminal Justice System; concepts and principles of organizational structure; concepts and principles of administration; and management with an emphasis on budgets, change, conflict, strategy, and evolution. 
      CJ  5400   Criminal Justice Operations and Programs in the 21st Century 2 cr.  Review of contemporary policy issues, programs, and strategies. Assessment of reform measures, and accountability mechanisms. Detailed analysis of present practices within each criminal justice component and investigation of what may be changed in the future. 
Prerequisites to Emergency Management Leadership Specialty    
   Prerequisite Requirements    
      EM  2010   Foundations of Emergency Management 3 cr.  Philosophy and principles of emergency management, including homeland security, for private, public, and non profit sectors. Topics include planning, mitigation, response, and recovery procedures using the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System. 
      EM  3010   Resource Allocation and Planning 3 cr.  Study of the development and implementation of a comprehensive site emergency plan to protect the organization’s people and property in an on-site emergency. Analysis of the roles that public, private, and non profit sectors have played in past incidents and how lessons learned from these incidents help an organization prepare for future incidents. Emphasis on ethical issues regarding interaction among these four entities. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
Emergency Management Leadership Specialty    
   Specialty Requirements (10 cr. to be chosen)    
      EM  5100   Advanced Emergency Communications 2 cr.  The competencies needed for crisis communication challenges during a CBNRE event that impacts the local, state, regional, and national communities. Techniques and technologies related to disaster communications. Students learn foundational principles for applying communication systems that are used during a public health or functional crisis while formulating proper procedures to liaison with the community, the media, as well as emergency resource stakeholders. 
      EM  5300   Disaster Exercise Planning 2 cr.  Fundamentals of emergency management exercise design, management, and evaluation procedures. Students design a specific exercise of interest to their worksite or local scenario that could benefit the entity or community. The course includes and follows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exercise design and evaluation courses to provide continuity for future participation that coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security stands. 
      EM  5500   Information Systems for Emergency Managers 2 cr.  A comprehensive conceptual foundation for data mining aspects of information systems, including geographic information systems, decision making, and value of information, the Systems Life Cycle, and trends and technologies within Emergency Management. Prerequisite: computer literacy. 
      EM  6100   Business Continuity 2 cr.  The framework and methods to design, develop, implement, and evaluate plans for emergency business continuity before and during times of emergencies within public or private sector organizations. Students gain competencies to prevent and respond to critical events that impact the organization's ability to provide the employees, customers, and community a continuance of service, resource, and products to the marketplace. Use of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) model to determine within the organization the critical functions that need to be prioritized for just-in-time recovery. 
      EM  6400   Hazard Mitigation 2 cr.  Applications of hazard mitigation to prevent future threats and costs related to CRBNE disasters. Students formulate a business or community hazard mitigation plan as it pertains to the long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The course includes and follows Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) competencies in order to be consistent with trends and technologies for dealing with mitigation planning. This course expands upon the teachings and theories of EM 5100 to promote the Safety-Risk-Compliance aspects to environmental/man-made disaster events. 
Hospitality and Tourism Management Specialty    
   Specialty Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      HTM 5210   Contemporary Event Management 3 cr.  Focus on the managerial aspects of event management, including economic impact, assessment, infrastructure, ethics, risk management and safety, staging and production, food and beverage operations, vendors, and volunteers. Analysis of a variety of venues and a variety of events including association meetings, conferences, expositions, corporate meetings, festivals, fairs, conventions, expositions. 
      HTM 5260   Travel and Tourism Planning and Management 3 cr.  Focus on major concepts and strategic planning in global travel and tourism. Examination of the principles, practices, and philosophies that affect the cultural, social, economic, psychological, technology tools, and marketing aspects of human travel and the tourism industry. Analysis of hospitality/tourism organizations relating to service, quality assurance, and sustainable travel which influence domestic and international tourism. Overview of government and private sector organizations and industries affiliated with the tourism industry. 
      HTM 5280   Managing Technology in Hospitality and Tourism 3 cr.  Examines technology and IT applications in the Hospitality and Tourism industry and its use for strategic planning. Determines purchasing, implementing, maintaining, and effectively managing a variety of technology systems. Examine applications for reservations systems for tourism, room’s management and guest accounting, promotion and marketing, property management systems, point-of-sale technology, food and beverage management, accounting and security maintenance for technology. 
International Business Specialty    
   Specialty Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      BL  6260   International Legal Environment 3 cr.  Exploration of the legal environment of the multinational enterprise. Students develop a framework for analyzing legal decisions in regard to private versus public entities, international treaties, import-export activities, world trade issues and current labor regulations. Topics also include the effects of international legal restraints on strategic planning, competition, and the ethical considerations. 
      INB 5350   International Trade Structure and 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 of 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. Prerequisite: ECN 5170. 
      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. 
Leadership Specialty    
   Specialty Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      MGT 5400   Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management 3 cr.  An analysis of organizational theories, culture, design, structure, systems, processes, and policies that influence organizational behavior. In addition, theories, methods and practices of organization change and development are introduced as a means of addressing organizational ineffectiveness and maximizing organizational vitality. 
      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 6370   Multicultural Business Communications and Negotiation 3 cr.  Analysis of the challenges and complexities of business communication in multicultural environments and contexts. Topics include understanding and interpreting multicultural cues and aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication in business settings. Case study analyses and selected literature reviews are explored as related to conflict management, negotiation tactics and skills to increase students’ cultural and contextual intelligence. 
MSBA Management Studies    
   Program Requirements (39 cr. to be chosen)    
      Foundation Sequence (10 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. Prerequisite: BR 5200. 
         MGT 5220   Fundamentals of Leadership 1 cr.  An exploration of the foundations of leadership theories and contemporary approaches to leadership practiced in today’s organizations. Students are required to complete an online assessment to measure personal leadership potential and competencies. In addition, students explore analytical tools and library resources needed for successful completion of graduate studies. 
         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 (15 cr. to be chosen)    
         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. 
         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. 
         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. 
         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. 
      Capstone Sequence (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         BR  6430   Managerial Research Design 3 cr.  A capstone research course in which students apply knowledge from previous course work to develop a research project proposal including the introduction, literature review, and methodology chapters. Students select, develop, and formulate a plan of analysis for their chosen research topic within their specialty discipline. Taken in the final year of the student’s program. 
         BR  6840   Project Research Study 2 cr.  A capstone research course in which students independently complete a faculty-guided research project. Prerequisite: BR 6430. 
      Specialty Option (9 cr. to be chosen)    
MSBA Management Studies Required Prerequisite Sequence    
   Prerequisite Requirements (10 cr. to be chosen)    
      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. 
      ECN 5170   Analysis of Economic Conditions 3 cr.  Examination of 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. The impact of international trade and financial flows on the national economy is also explored. 
      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. 
      BR  5200   Essentials of Research 1 cr.  The focus of the course is to make sense of research, find meaning in one’s particular discipline, and to develop the skills to critique research literature. The course prepares students for future research courses by presenting the conceptual basis of design and decisions regarding statistical analyses. Students will be expected to search and obtain current research literature through use of library databases. 
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