A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 BUS503-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Dunbar, Scott Edward
Summer 2024 BUS503-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2024 BUS503-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 BUS503-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS503-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course investigates the strategic implications and considerations of marketing management decisions. The course covers the formulation and implementation of effective planning for market development. Substantive and procedural aspects of marketing will also be addressed. Pre- or Co- Requisite: BUS 503. (3 units; Summer and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 BUS530-DE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Pauls, Toni Marie
Spring 2024 BUS530-CE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Gonzalez, Christina Maria
Spring 2024 BUS530-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Pauls, Toni Marie
Spring 2024 BUS530-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Gonzalez, Christina Maria
Spring 2025 BUS530-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 BUS530-BE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course surveys economic theory, techniques for recognizing and interpreting economic indicators, analyzing industries, price elasticity, and business and economic cycles that affect organizations and industries. Prerequisite: BUS 217, BUS 218, or BUS 503. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 BUS535-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 BUS535-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 BUS535-CE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 BUS535-DE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS535-BE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS535-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Pre- or Co- Requisite: BUS503 or ACC 250 (for Healthcare Administration, MA students). (3 units; Fall, Summer, and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 BUS539-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Cheng, William
Spring 2024 BUS539-BE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Bythewood, Craig
Summer 2024 BUS539-DE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Obradovich, John Daniel
Summer 2024 BUS539-BE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online George, Kenneth B.
Summer 2024 BUS539-CE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online George, Kenneth B.
Summer 2024 BUS539-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online George, Kenneth B.
Spring 2025 BUS539-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS539-CE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS539-BE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS539-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course, by its very nature, is an opportunity for students to integrate and apply the summative knowledge and competencies accumulated during their MBA courses. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective, practical and presentation skills. Students will integrate their Master?s coursework knowledge by developing an interdisciplinary final project that incorporates functional areas such as strategic management, operations, marketing, business law and regulations, finance, and HR issues. This project will encourage students to understand the internal mechanisms and structures of how firms build and sustain superior competitive positions and achieve long-run profitability. Prerequisite: BUS 503. (3 units; As Offered)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 BUS593-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Dunbar, Scott Edward
Summer 2024 BUS593-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Dunbar, Scott Edward
Summer 2024 BUS593-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Dunbar, Scott Edward
Fall 2024 BUS593-BE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 BUS593-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 BUS593-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS593-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

Complete one of the following courses:

Students will explore the impact of supporting a strategic decision with research and analysis of data. Students will construct goals, and communicate them keeping the beginning and end in mind as it relates to future outcomes in the areas of technology, finance, manufacturing, logistics, and many other facets of the organizational environment. Students will be equipped to disseminate their vision to management and discern the impact of feedback from management. (3 units)

This course focuses in business computer applications for the manager. Computer models will be created to aid in forecasting, budgeting, and other decision-making processes. The emphasis will be placed on pro-forma financial statements as well as cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 BUS542-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online George, Kenneth B.
Spring 2024 BUS542-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online George, Kenneth B.
Spring 2024 BUS542-CE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online George, Kenneth B.
Fall 2024 BUS542-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 BUS542-BE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 BUS542-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 BUS542-BE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

Complete one of the following courses:

This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. Pre- or Co-requisites: BUS 503 or IDS 500. (3 units; As Offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 BUS545-BE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Price, Todd A.
Summer 2024 BUS545-CE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Price, Todd A.
Summer 2024 BUS545-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Tidwell, Steven L.
Fall 2024 BUS545-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS545-BE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS545-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Professional internship with approved company or organization consisting of 150 hours of work. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS 595 and BUS 595G BUS 595G - Global Internship. (3 units)

 

Complete one of the following courses:

Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking. Pre- or Co-requisites: BUS 503 or IDS 500. (3 units; As Offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 BUS547-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Price, Todd A.
Summer 2024 BUS547-BE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Price, Tim E.
Summer 2024 BUS547-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Berliner, Thomas H.
Fall 2024 BUS547-BE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 BUS547-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 BUS547-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS547-CE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS547-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 BUS547-BE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course is designed to develop the skills and analytical tools to build a strategic framework to align with organizational objectives. Quantitative tools, including decision models, game theory, and statistical analysis will be employed, and coupled with qualitative techniques, to examine critical business problems and develop and implement practical solutions. Insights from behavioral economics will offer an innovative approach to the managerial decision-making process and improve business performance. (3 units)

 

This course will focus on the federal tax implications of the formation, activity, and dissolution of business entities such as corporations, estates, trusts, and partnerships. This course will also incorporate techniques for tax planning and research. Prerequisite: Accounting concentration. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 ACC530-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Ardito, Richard James
Fall 2024 ACC530-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 ACC530-BE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course will focus on contemporary issues in financial accounting such as the convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards, segment and interim reporting requirements, SEC financial reporting, hedging of foreign currency risk, variable interest entities (VIEs), and other current accounting issues as they develop. Students will develop effective writing skills through the use of problems and assignments focused specifically on the writing requirements for accounting professionals. Prerequisite: Accounting Concentration. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 ACC540-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Ferber, Bruce S.
Spring 2024 ACC540-BE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Price, Tim E.
Spring 2025 ACC540-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

A number of ethical failures in business have resulted in the necessity for this course in recent years. As such, this course focuses on the ethical and professional responsibilities of CPAs in public and private practice. Ethical reasoning, corporate governance, decision making and ethical frameworks will be examined to provide a base of understanding. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other professional standards will also be studied as they apply to the practice of accounting. Prerequisite: Accounting concentration. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 ACC550-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Ardito, Richard James
Summer 2024 ACC550-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Ardito, Richard James
Fall 2024 ACC550-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 ACC550-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 ACC550-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

Complete one of the following courses:

This course will cover advanced topics of independent assurance services such as principles and concepts related to evidence, risk assessment, and testing. Topics may also include statistical sampling techniques, special purpose reports, non-audit attest engagements, and forensic accounting. Particular attention will be placed on current issues such as recent changes in the standards for accounting and review engagements. Prerequisite: Accounting Concentration. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 ACC510-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course will build on the foundation laid in Cost Accounting and will explore additional topics in managerial accounting such as cost allocations and pricing decisions, balanced scorecard, management control systems, performance measurement, and other topics as developed. This course is designed to expand the accounting student?s knowledge of how to use managerial accounting information to make decisions and influence strategy. The class will expose students to the use of cost data to measure and manage customer issues, process performance requirements, and life-cycle costs. In addition, behavioral and organizational issues will be analyzed and budget and financial controls will be utilized to support decision making. Prerequisite: Accounting Concentration. (3 units; Fall and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 ACC520-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF