Professional MBA Electives
Electives offered during modules 7 and 8. Sample course offerings. Courses may vary.
Accounting, Finance & Real Estate
Corporate Financial Management
FINA 7100: Tools and concepts in corporate finance. Students are required to analyze situations, make value-maximizing decisions, and communicate the basis of those decisions. Topics include financial analysis and planning, capital budgeting, evaluation of financing alternatives, company valuation, dividend policy, mergers, and capital structure decisions.
FINA 7310: Survey of the theory and practice of investment management concepts in highly competitive capital markets. The course covers derivative securities, fixed income securities, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, market efficiency, limits to arbitrage, and portfolio performance evaluation.
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.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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 provides students with frameworks and tools 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 7990: Provides insight for managers to understand the challenges of managing corporate reputation during a crisis. Emphasis is placed on the trade-offs associated with managing multiple reputations, different crisis response strategies, and their varying effects on public perception.
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.
MGMT 7260: Through case studies that illustrate key relationships in the Service Profit Chain, students will understand how successful companies outperform all the rest. Student outcomes include the tools to transform existing organizations or design new offerings where satisfied employees 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
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.
Management Information Systems
Advanced Analytical Tools for Decision Making
MIST 7990: This course will expand on the fundamental concepts of EMBA 7100, Analytical Tools for Decision Making (or simliar course), and apply these ideas in practical contexts of statistical learning, including data mining, inference, and prediction. Students work together to develop a basic set of quantitative decision making tools including linear regression, classification methods, and resampling, with explorations of nonlinearity, tree-based methods, and unsupervised learning. The focus will be on hands on problem solving and evaluation will be largely project based.