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Online MBA Courses

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Our 12 online MBA courses offer the ultimate flexibility. Our well-rounded program allows you to tailor your education to your goals with engaging curriculum and multiple concentrations, including project management, healthcare, fraud and forensics, leadership and management and human resources.

In our interactive classrooms, faculty get to know each student individually, understand their goals and help them succeed on their own terms. Our program allows you to pursue the business career you want and grow personally and professionally.

Core Courses

MBA 711 is a fully online course that focuses on written communication skills for professionals, emphasizing the critical role effective, carefully crafted written communications play in successful business and nonprofit leadership. Students prepare various short pieces of writing throughout the semester, such as memos, emails, and letters. Topics include business/corporate, technical, and persuasive writing; and grammar, mechanics, and style (this course uses APA).

Dealing with emerging trends in information technology (IT) and its management, this course is particularly useful for students managing or working closely with IT initiatives such as ERP, CRM, SaaS, Business Intelligence, e-commerce, supply chain management, disaster recovery, telecommunications, networking, ethics and privacy. Students taking this course will become familiar with fundamental concepts and terminology of modern information technology management.

Strategic Analysis introduces the concepts within business strategy as a competitive advantage, by framing the fundamental relationship between strategy and operational effectiveness. It prepares students to develop and present a strategic plan by working on an individual and/or team basis using industry-leading tools such as value chain analysis, benchmarking, and Blue Ocean strategy. Best practices in strategic methods are applied to for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in both U.S. and global contexts, with an emphasis on critical analysis and ethical leadership behaviors across industries.

This course focuses on decision making as a fundamental activity of professionals working in any management discipline. Modern leaders need to deal with a myriad of factors that affect the achievement of their goals. This course addresses the fundamental problems that occur in managerial decision making at both the theoretical and a practical level. At the theoretical level, students will learn what we currently know about making effective decisions. At the practical level, this course offers the opportunity to learn a decision-making framework widely used in organizations, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This method combines simplicity with rigor and has been successfully applied to make decisions in economic, social, political and technological environments.

This course focuses on organizational development and transformation. The world is constantly changing, and we live in what leadership theorist Peter Vaill once described as “permanent white water”- a churning, ever-moving, sometimes dangerous environment. As business leaders, we must know how to embrace and lead change for the optimal achievement of goals and organizational strength. This course reviews leading change issues and strategies and will help you understand and manage the dynamics of change on a personal, organizational, and global level.

This course examines the impact of technology on marketing, and the strategic role of marketing in the overall goal of organizational success in a highly competitive and volatile market. The decision making process of managers will be explored as they lead the design and implementation of a marketing strategy that encompasses product planning, pricing, supply chain management and promotion strategies.

Introduces the MBA student to theories and techniques critical to the function of business analytics as defined by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Discussions focus on framing the business problem or question, framing the analytics problem, managing data, selecting the analytics approach, and addressing the business problems/questions based on data analysis results. Discussion will also involve understanding the basics of good research design methodology (quantitative and qualitative) and the applications of those methodologies in current business/professional research. Students will discuss evidence-based decision making, and work on real or simulated analytics projects using analytical packages and statistical tools.

Introductory economics is the portal to a way of thinking that provides powerful insights into how and why the world works that way it does. This course studies the basic economic problems, and takes a closer look at markets, prices, profits, and performance in the industry. The course also looks at the U.S. economic system including Gross Domestic Product, national income accounting, economic instability, unemployment, labor unions, and economic growth.

This course examines corporate financial management and financial planning. Topics include: financial statements, financial statement analysis, working capital management, time value of money, cost of capital, long-term debt, capital budgeting, stock markets, investment banking, mergers, international financial management and current issues in the global economy. This course will afford the student the opportunity to examine several functions and responsibilities of a corporation’s accounting and finance departments.

MBA – Project Management Concentration Courses

One of the first decisions of a Project Manager is choosing an appropriate Project Management Methodology. This course explores the many varieties of modern Project Management approaches such as Agile, Scrum, CCPM PRiSM or 1PM and contrasts them against more traditional methodologies such as Waterfall or CPM. Students will learn both the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology as well as how to choose and apply the right approach based on project type and scope.

This course examines five process groups and ten knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). The five process groups are: Initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring, and controlling the project, and closing the project. The ten knowledge areas are: Integration management, project scope management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management, and stakeholder management. The purpose of this course is to develop project management expertise through theoretical discussions and hands-on applications. Students will examine specific aspects of project management through simulated projects. This course counts towards the Project Management concentration of the MBA program.

This course prepares the MBA student for Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification (based on prior Project Manager experience) through the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)®. In addition, this course increases the MBA student’s practical Project Management expertise by supplementing their prior project management course knowledge with hands-on experience of project management best practices as well as through further research of current project management trends and issues.
PREREQUISITES: MBA 734, MBA 735, AND MBA 736

MBA – Fraud and Forensics Concentration Courses

This course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy. Topics covered include various types of fraud encountered in organizations and the mix of pressure, opportunity, and rationalization that influence why white-collar crimes are committed.

This course discusses the ethical processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. Students study fraudulent behaviors as well as tools for preventing fraud. Coursework covers theories for criminogenic organization and how fraud prevention programs and the establishment of ethical corporate cultures can reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior.

In this course, students study the constitutional laws and federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to fraudulent activity. Coursework challenges students to apply research, analysis, legal theories and law to fraud and forensics investigations.

MBA – Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

Introduces essential concepts and strategies for effective project management in the context of health care. Topics will include project selection, project initiation, defining scope, identifying project teams, defining project goals, time management, implementation activities, and project monitoring.

Focus on universal principles that form the basis of the study of change in health care organizations. The class will examine change processes in contemporary health care organizations as well as the evolving roles of management and leadership. Students will develop skills to lead change, encourage resilience, and manage transitions.

The focus of this course is the confluence of ethics and policy in health care in general with specific application to nursing. General principles of ethics and those principles most often applied in health care will be considered. This course will include an overview of health care policymaking in the United States, as well as the role of the leader as advocate in ethics and policy.

This course provides an introduction to the principles of fiscal management in the healthcare environment, covering financial and managerial accounting, cost analysis, budgeting, planning, and control. The object of this course is to prepare nursing management to understand the financial management of the organizations for which they work.

MBA – Human Resources Management Concentration Courses

This course is an introduction to the role of the human resource professional as a key organizational stakeholder. Topics will include planning, recruitment and selection, total compensation administration, employee relations, budgeting, employment law, technology, and ethical practices.

This course provides a review of federal, state and local laws affecting employers including discrimination, wage and collective bargaining issues. Statutes, regulations, executive orders and Court decisions will provide the student with both theoretical and pragmatic competencies in legal analysis of employment-related issues. The life of an employment case will be examined through case discussions and experiential learning.

This course prepares the MBA student by combining experiential learning with academic theory and research. The experiential learning component will be achieved through a capstone project consisting of a complex business organization case study requiring research, analysis, and design of strategic solutions across major functional areas of HR management. The student will perform the capstone project under the instructor’s supervision and will relate the capstone experience to the linkage between organization strategy and human resource planning and management through assignments and a final paper. HRCI Certification-eligible students will prepare for the appropriate HR Certification Institute exam through guided study and review that will also ensure comprehensive knowledge across HR functional areas necessary for successful capstone completion.

MBA – Leadership and Management Concentration Courses

One of the first decisions of a Project Manager is choosing an appropriate Project Management Methodology. This course explores the many varieties of modern Project Management approaches such as Agile, Scrum, CCPM PRiSM or 1PM and contrasts them against more traditional methodologies such as Waterfall or CPM. Students will learn both the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology as well as how to choose and apply the right approach based on project type and scope.

This course examines five process groups and ten knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). The five process groups are: Initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring, and controlling the project, and closing the project. The ten knowledge areas are: Integration management, project scope management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management, and stakeholder management. The purpose of this course is to develop project management expertise through theoretical discussions and hands-on applications. Students will examine specific aspects of project management through simulated projects. This course counts towards the Project Management concentration of the MBA program.

This course prepares the MBA student for Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification (based on prior Project Manager experience) through the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)®. In addition, this course increases the MBA student’s practical Project Management expertise by supplementing their prior project management course knowledge with hands-on experience of project management best practices as well as through further research of current project management trends and issues.
PREREQUISITES: MBA 734, MBA 735, AND MBA 736

This course is an introduction to the role of the human resource professional as a key organizational stakeholder. Topics will include planning, recruitment and selection, total compensation administration, employee relations, budgeting, employment law, technology, and ethical practices.

This course provides a review of federal, state and local laws affecting employers including discrimination, wage and collective bargaining issues. Statutes, regulations, executive orders and Court decisions will provide the student with both theoretical and pragmatic competencies in legal analysis of employment-related issues. The life of an employment case will be examined through case discussions and experiential learning.

This course prepares the MBA student by combining experiential learning with academic theory and research. The experiential learning component will be achieved through a capstone project consisting of a complex business organization case study requiring research, analysis, and design of strategic solutions across major functional areas of HR management. The student will perform the capstone project under the instructor’s supervision and will relate the capstone experience to the linkage between organization strategy and human resource planning and management through assignments and a final paper. HRCI Certification-eligible students will prepare for the appropriate HR Certification Institute exam through guided study and review that will also ensure comprehensive knowledge across HR functional areas necessary for successful capstone completion.

This course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy. Topics covered include various types of fraud encountered in organizations and the mix of pressure, opportunity, and rationalization that influence why white-collar crimes are committed.

This course discusses the ethical processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. Students study fraudulent behaviors as well as tools for preventing fraud. Coursework covers theories for criminogenic organization and how fraud prevention programs and the establishment of ethical corporate cultures can reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior.

In this course, students study the constitutional laws and federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to fraudulent activity. Coursework challenges students to apply research, analysis, legal theories and law to fraud and forensics investigations.

Introduces essential concepts and strategies for effective project management in the context of health care. Topics will include project selection, project initiation, defining scope, identifying project teams, defining project goals, time management, implementation activities, and project monitoring.

Focus on universal principles that form the basis of the study of change in health care organizations. The class will examine change processes in contemporary health care organizations as well as the evolving roles of management and leadership. Students will develop skills to lead change, encourage resilience, and manage transitions.

Study current initiatives and innovations in health promotion and disease prevention, patient safety, and quality environment. Examine strategies for creating a culture of quality and safety. Apply principles of management with an emphasis on defining, measuring, and evaluating outcomes to become effective leaders and change agents.

The focus of this course is the confluence of ethics and policy in health care in general with specific application to nursing. General principles of ethics and those principles most often applied in health care will be considered. This course will include an overview of health care policymaking in the United States, as well as the role of the leader as advocate in ethics and policy.

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