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  • MBA Course Descriptions - Adult & Continuing Education program 

     
    BUS 510 Graduate Learning Strategies  

    3 credits

    This course is the cornerstone course in the Ohio Dominican University MBA Adult & Continuing Education program. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to effectively engage the challenges of the program. In this regard, students will explore resources and actively practice skills related to teams, conflict resolution and citation. Additionally, students will complete an individual Strengths Assessment instrument and build a Personal Development Plan that will be revisited in the final course of the program.

     

    BUS 564 Business Ethics  

    3 credits
    This course includes a systematic overview of normative ethics and a comprehensive discussion of contemporary moral issues in a business context. Ethical problems, presented by case studies, are analyzed and applied to business and public issues. The integration of personal vocation, institutional purpose, and managerial theory and practice, in light of the Christian social tradition, and in particular the Catholic social tradition, will be addressed.

     

    BUS 570 Quantitative Business Analysis  

    4 credits
    The purpose of the course is to develop basic statistical skills and an understanding of quantitative techniques useful in management decision-making. The focus is on the collection, interpretation, and reporting of data. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling and estimation, decision analysis, regression, forecasting, linear programming, queuing, and project management.

     

    BUS 563 Business Law  

    3 credits
    This course is designed to ground students in the fundamental principles of the law that impact the day to day affairs of business. Topics, including the nature and function of the law, contracts and commercial law, employment law, consumer law, and the regulation of government agencies, are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the legal process as it affects and shapes the business environment.

     

    BUS 630 Accounting  

    4 credits
    This course begins with an exploration of the process involved in making effective management decisions using accounting information. Students will then move into a more sophisticated examination of the topic and will be required to demonstrate the following: preparation and interpretation of financial statements, cost-volume-profit analysis, bond and stock valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting methods, and working capital management. Ethical standards for accounting professionals are emphasized and supported through extensive use of case studies.

     

    BUS 640 Managerial Economics  

    4 credits
    This course is a study of economic theory and policy in relation to decision making in organizations. It introduces different methods of analyzing and presenting economic information relevant to policy formulation and the development of general strategies. Topics include demand and supply analysis, production and cost analysis, and competitive strategies in different product and factor market structures.

     

    BUS 620 Strategic Marketing Management  

    3 credits
    This course provides an overview of the concepts and skills that are fundamental to understanding the consumer and to building customer-focused organizations. Special attention is given to customer behavior in service settings. Borrowing from the behavioral sciences, a variety of frameworks and tools will be presented to provide a foundation for conducting customer analyses. The course provides students with a sophisticated yet practical understanding of the consumer behavior issues that drive business success. In addition, the course examines tools and skills to measure customer satisfaction and loyalty. Students learn how to measure and interpret customer satisfaction and loyalty and how to approximate the return on investments in service and quality.

     

    BUS 650 Managerial Finance  

    4 credits
    This course is a study of traditional and contemporary theories of finance as applied to the solution of management problems identified in selected cases. The focus of the applications activity is on policy formulations and decision making under conditions of uncertainty. The course builds upon concepts from financial management and managerial accounting courses. The first three weeks of this course reviews the foundational concepts necessary for successful application and understanding of advanced finance concepts. Time value of money, ratio analysis, and basic supply and demand concepts are covered in the initial three weeks. The remainder of the course offers methods for determining the optimal volume and composition of firm assets, liabilities, and equity. The theories and practices of capital budgeting and financing of assets are emphasized.


    BUS 545 Strategic Management of Technology and Information  

    3 credits
    This course focuses on the use of technology as a tool in the service of the organizational mission and strategy. It explores the role of technology in empowering the capture and dissemination of strategically important information and a variety of other uses in support of strategic implementation and the acquisition of competitive advantage.


    BUS 660 Global Business Issues  

    3 credits

    This course provides material describing the institutions and operation of international businesses. Its purpose is to study transactions taking place across national borders to satisfying the needs of foreign consumers, private organizations, and government agencies. Transactions consist of direct and indirect investments between friendly countries. The focus of international business is on the activities of large multinational corporations that account for the majority of global trade and are headquartered in various countries. A careful study of the selected cases will provide business students and persons working in international areas with some of the additional tools required for understanding, appreciating, and implementing business strategies.

     

    BUS 725 Leadership and Change Management  

    3 credits
    This course focuses on an exploration of the models, perspectives, competencies and tools related to providing leadership in changing environments and influencing organizational change. This course is also the capstone course in ODU's MBA Adult & Continuing Education program and will revisit and revise the Personal Development Plan crafted in the first course as well as complete the Professional Portfolio initiated at the beginning of the program.


    BUS 690 Business Policy and Strategy  

    3 credits
    This course is an integration of the knowledge and skills learned in the previous courses in the MBA program. The course is designed to illustrate development, implementation, and reformulation of business strategy. The course stresses the need for, awareness of, and accommodation to changes in a company‘s internal and external environments. Through the case study/analysis method, students will be able to practice various strategic planning and policy-making decisions for businesses in the service industries.