Courses

Core Requirements

 

BUS503 Foundations of Management

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)

BUS503-C
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123
BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
05/04/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS510 Innovation and Technology

This course provides a relevant and current survey of information systems in relation to the use of technology to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. The course is designed to deliver the tools for the MBA student to apply immediately in their business roles outside of the university. In the course the student will participate in open discussion, group activities, and topical research and reporting. (3 units; Summer)

BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS510-B
Mendieta, Jorge J.
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS521 Leadership and Change Management

This course provides a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organizational life. The course takes both a theoretical and practical approach to the issue of organizational change to meet both the academic and applied aims of a cutting-edge MBA course. As such, the course will focus on a sound balance between discussions and practical application in a multi-dimensional context. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS521-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS521-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS521-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/02/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS521-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt

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)

BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS535-A
Khashadourian, Edmund
05/04/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS539 Financial Management

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. Prerequisite: ACC 250. (3 units; Fall/Summer)

BUS539-B
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
BUS539-C
Harrison, Adele L.
11/23/2019 Th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM BUS 253
BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS545 Global Business Management

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. (3 units)

BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS548 Strategy and Decision Making

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; Summer)

BUS548-A
Hove, Tad A.
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
BUS548-B
Hove, Tad A.
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project

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. (3 units)

BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS593-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 

Concentrations

 

Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Aviation Management
  • Construction Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Management

 

Accounting 

ACC520 Advncd Topics Managerial Acctng

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)

ACC520-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203

ACC530 Taxation for Business Entities

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)

ACC530-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
03/02/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

ACC540 Advncd Topics in Financial Acctg

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)

ACC540-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106

ACC550 Ethcs-Prfssnl Rspnsblty for CPAs

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)

ACC550-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
01/06/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

 

Aviation Management

AVN510 Aviation Safety and Emrgncy Mgmt

This course explores the role of safety, including Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Emergency Management, including National Incident Management Systems (NMS), in the aviation industry. Students will study these two areas in all segments of the aviation industry, including airports, airlines, and fixed base operators. (3 units; As Offered)

AVN520 Aviation Safety

This course explores the multiple layers of security provided by the many stakeholders in the aviation industry. Airport security, airline security, FBO security, flight school security, and additional tenant security responsibilities will be explored. Each of the TSA Security regulations will be addressed. The course will provide students the opportunity to undertake an aviation security assessment, with proposed recommendations for an improved security posture. (3 units; As Offered)

AVN520-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/06/2020 - Online

AVN530 Internationl Aviation Operations

This course will explore the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the aviation industry, globally. Unique international considerations will be reviewed, and students will understand international aviation operations, expanding the focus beyond the U.S. and the FAA. (3 units; As Offered)

AVN530-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
03/02/2020 - Online

AVN540 Ethical Leadership in Aviation

This course will expand student thinking on the need for, and the manner by which, ethical principles can be integrated into the aviation leadership position. Students will have opportunity to integrate a biblical perspective while exploring ways in which the aviation leader can manage ethically. (3 units; As Offered)

 

Construction Management 

CON510 Construction Cost Estimating

This course examines various systematic approaches to cost estimating for the purposes of developing estimates and budgets to be used for competitive bidding, negotiation, cost tracking and analysis. Topics include: quantity surveys; detail take-offs; equipment and labor costs; equipment utility; subcontracting; overhead; insurance and surety bonds; contract document analysis; risk identification and management; changes; value engineering; profit and evaluation of intangibles; and bidding strategies. (3 units)

CON520 Stnblty Ldrshp Enrgy Envrntmt Ds

This course focuses on sustainability for building development and construction process, this course covers the history, financial, regulatory and technical aspects involved with ecologically friendly construction, materials, technology and the art of recycling materials. Using the process to acquire LEEDS certification rating as the backbone for the course structure, students will examine the entire construction process and the life cycle costs and benefits involved in securing various rating levels. The course will also review the latest state energy code requirements and ASHRAE specifications as they relate to good and economical building designs. (3 units)

CON530 Cnstrctn Schdlng Intgrtd Prj Dlv

This course provides advanced techniques in schedule development and implementation for effective project management during the programming or construction phase of a project. It examines monitoring, updating, and controlling the project schedule; analyzing time-related change orders and delays; claims control; network and non-network models; resource leveling and algorithms, project diagnostics, optimum labor and equipment movement, relational databases, and dispute-avoidance considerations. Students will prepare a construction project schedule using computer software applications. (3 units)

CON540 Cnstrctn Sfty Mgmt and Lbr Rltns

This course examines the management of worker and public safety for construction projects. It provides a comprehensive review of industry construction safety standards and public safety laws; OSHA regulations; legal and economic issues of safety; risk reduction; hazard recognition; accident investigation and analysis; and the development and management of worker safety programs. The course further covers the history of labor and management relations, union and open shop organization; labor laws, legislation, regulations, and agreements; economic power, jurisdictional disputes, grievance procedures, and negotiating techniques. (3 units)

 

Healthcare Administration 

HSC510 Healthcre Budgtng and Reimbrsmnt

This course is foundational to healthcare budgeting and reimbursement and the impact of resource allocation on healthcare delivery. The course explores a variety of provider reimbursement mechanisms within the healthcare field as well as introducing revenue and expense drivers in the health professions. In addition, the course explores specific regulatory issues in the healthcare environment. (3 units)

HSC510-A
Lazari, Matthew I.
03/02/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

HSC530 United States Health Care Policy

This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of the healthcare policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the healthcare system works and how healthcare policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for healthcare reform will be conducted. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC530-B
Fletcher, Wayne L.
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A014

HSC539 Health Care Management Strategy

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to the functions of strategic planning and marketing in the health care setting. These will be applied to the health care manager whose responsibilities center upon management functions other than an assignment as a planning or marketing specialist. Areas to be covered include an analysis of strategic planning and marketing theory emphasizing strategic planning concepts in an era of regulation and competition and a marketing orientation to designing the services offered by the health care organization. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC539-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus M261

HSC552 Health Law and Ethics

Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC552-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
01/06/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

 

Management 

BUS515 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units; Fall)

BUS515-A
Devlin, April Marie
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS515-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS515-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS520 Managerial Ethics

This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations. Specific topics include the legal environment, corporate social responsibility, bribery, affirmative action, cultural diversity, dispute resolution, consumer protection, employee rights, deception, advertising ethics, product safety, environment protection, and economic justice. The course develops an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or BUS 503. (3 units; Spring)

BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS520-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/06/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS530 Marketing Management

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. (3 units; Spring)

BUS530-A
Scott, Andrea D.G.
03/02/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS530-B
Scott, Andrea D.G.
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252

Choose one:

BUS506 Entrepreneurship:The New Venture

This course introduces new enterprise creation and management from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Some practical issues that are covered in detail include: market planning, business plan preparation, the opportunity recognition process, and startup capital acquisition. The course will cover social entrepreneurship as well as corporate entrepreneurship. Students may only earn credit for either BUS505 or BUS506. (3 units; Fall)

BUS506-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS506-A
Wang, Victor
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252

BUS595 Internship

Professional internship with approved company or organization consisting of 120 hours of work. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. (3 units; As Offered)

 

 

 *Curriculum and program design subject to change