Professional MBA Electives
Electives are offered during modules 7 and 8. This list serves as a sample of elective courses that have been offered previously, though elective options will vary from year to year. Electives can take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. or on Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lastly, some electives will only be offered at the Buckhead or Gwinnett campus.
Accounting, Finance & Real Estate
Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 7600: Basic techniques, research methods, strengths, and limitations of financial statement analysis. Computer analysis of financial data to predict earnings and other financial ratios are covered. Techniques used to value equity securities and to predict takeover targets, future debt ratings, and bankruptcies.
Principles of Real Estate
REAL 7100: The basic principles and analytical techniques related to the study of real estate - its practices, institutions, and participants. Topics focus on issues related to property rights, urban economics, market analysis, and brokerage, with an emphasis on decisions related to investment, asset management, and debt financing.
FINA 7110: Valuate business enterprises by tying the financial statements together, forecasting free cash flows, estimating value via discounted cash flow, public multiples and comparable transactions, estimating the cost of capital, and valuation of companies in various transactions and restructurings.
Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
ENTR 7515: 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.
ENTR 7310: Multi-disciplinary approach to the exploration of the management of innovative projects in incumbent companies. The course will provide participants with frameworks and tools they can apply to enhance their abilities to manage the development and implementation of new ideas for business results. This topic will be approached from a global and process perspective.
Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LEGL 7200: Complex negotiation simulations and interest-based conflict management systems with emphasis on methods of recognizing and resolving underlying conflicts and resulting disputes.
Corporate Reputation & Crisis Management
MGMT 7430: This course helps managers understand the challenges of managing corporate reputation during an organizational crisis. Emphasis is placed on the trade-offs associated with managing multiple reputations, different crisis response strategies, and their varying effects on public perceptions.
Human Resource Management
MGMT 7990: 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 7011: 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 own leadership style to facilitate career progression.
Lean Six Sigma
MGMT 7160: 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.
MGMT 7220: 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.
Service Operations Management
MGMT 7260: Case study method to understand the tools that transform existing organizations or to design new offerings that deliver impressive results for both customers and shareholders.
EMBA 7650: The integration of marketing concepts and their application to strategic decision making. Topics of study include marketing in the knowledge economy, developing a market-focused organization, understanding customers and competitors, relationship management, and the impact of organizational variables on customer satisfaction.
Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARK 7550: This course focuses on how businesses use social platforms to engage with their audiences. Through lecture, discussion, guest speakers and case studies, students will come to appreciate why social media is such a tectonic shift from traditional marketing and why so many companies are struggling with it. Students gain insight into the sociological principles behind major shifts in consumer behavior and social interaction online.
Sales Strategy & Management
MARK 6220: Moving, persuading, or selling others to follow recommendations using emotional intelligence and leadership skills. Sync sales strategy with leadership, technology, motivation, legal/ethical theory, and practice.
Business Analytics/Advanced Analytical Tools for Decision Making
MIST 7990: Develop a set of quantitative decision making tools including linear regression, classification methods and resampling with explorations of nonlinearity and tree-based methods. Apply ideas in business contexts including data mining, inference and prediction. Hands-on problem solving, primarily project based.
Design Thinking/Study Abroad
ENTR 7090: Design thinking uses a set of methods to develop ideas/solutions to challenges in any discipline or profession. Develop your personal thinking processes in an international setting.
International Residency/Study Abroad
INTB 7100: Gain perspective on how international economic, cultural, and regulatory environments influence business processes. Hear lectures from international business experts and attend site visits to a variety of country-specific businesses.