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Online MBA Electives

Hands working on a laptop with glasses in the foregroundOnline MBA students will take six electives to complete their MBA degree. Electives traditionally occur during modules 6-8. Students who choose to pursue a concentration will make their selections during module 5. The electives and concentrations offered in the Online MBA program will vary year to year and are subject to change.

Accounting & Finance

Financial Statement Analysis

ACCT 7600E: Basic techniques, research methods, strengths and limitations of financial statement analysis. Computer analysis of financial data to predict earnings and other financial ratios is covered. Techniques used to value equity securities and to predict takeover targets, future debt ratings, and bankruptcies.

Financial Modeling

FINA 7920E: An introduction to current practices in financial modeling. Students will learn how to apply financial models with financial data to perform analysis. This hands-on course provides the skills to apply the theories, concepts, and spreadsheet tools to develop effective financial analysis and decision-making.

Entrepreneurship 

Design Thinking

ENTR 7090E: Creativity/innovation are needed for leading industries and companies. Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false. Design thinking uses a set of methods to develop ideas/solutions to challenges in any discipline or profession. This course will focus on developing students’ critical/design thinking processes.

Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation

ENTR 7515E: Examination of the new venture process, from idea generation to startup to harvest. Emphasis is placed on the generation of a complete business plan for a new product or service. Topics include entrepreneurial leadership and infrastructure, assessment of viability, business plan development and presentation, and entrepreneurial finance.

Management

Bargaining and Negotiations

EMBA 7400E: Approaches for negotiating practical conflicts that arise in business settings. Emphasis is placed on achieving outcomes that are based on legitimate data, satisfy all parties' interests, and include realistic and operational commitments. The role of effective communications in building the desired relationships is also stressed.

Change Management 

MGMT 7810E: The formal and informal structures within an organization. Topics include designing organizational structures, jobs, teams, and work-flow processes; aligning the design of structures with organizational strategy; and assessing supporting relationships, such as decision-making and authority networks. Culminates in a Leading Change certificate.

Human Resource Management

MGMT 7990E: Explore human resource management through experiential exercises, discussions, case analyses and collaborative learning. Explore who is hired, how they are trained, evaluated, compensated, and what steps are taken to retain an organization’s workforce.

Leading Evolving Organizations

MGMT 7011E: Leadership needs of organizations vary at different stages of the organization’s existence. Identify and build leadership skills by matching organizational life stages to leadership styles and develop your leadership style to facilitate career progression.

Lean Six Sigma

MGMT 7160E: Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that seeks to improve performance by removing waste and minimizing variability. This course will teach students the principles and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma and culminates in Green Belt designation.

Project Management

MGMT 7220E: Planning, scheduling, organizing, implementing, and controlling of single and multiple projects. This course explores traditional and new techniques for the dynamic environment of project management.

In-Person International or Domestic Residency-Study Abroad

INTB 7100(international) or MGMT 7990 (domestic): Gain perspective on how regional or international economic, cultural and regulatory environments influence business processes. Hear lectures from business experts and attend site visits to a variety of regional or country-specific businesses. Both international and domestic residencies feature business consulting challenges that allow students to work on real-world projects with companies in the destination city or country.

*Schedule, courses, and certificate options are subject to change.

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