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    ACT 520 Accounting for Management Decision Making

    3 credits
    The emphasis of this course is to introduce enough of the fundamentals of accounting to permit the non-accountant to understand the financial statements of an organization operating in our society and to understand how financial information can be used in the management planning, control and decision-making process.

    BUS 510 Graduate Learning Strategies

    3 credits
    This course is the cornerstone course in the Ohio Dominican University LEAD MBA 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 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 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 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 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.

    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 the ODU LEAD MBA 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.

    FIN 570 Organizational Finance

    3 credits
    The objective of the course is to explore the theories and concepts of corporate finance, including the fundamentals of working capital, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting and dividend policy in greater depth. The focus of this course is on financial management techniques under uncertainty and managing the balance between assets and liabilities. This course is designed to prepare the student for mid-level management positions.

    MGMT 530 Economics and Management Strategy

    3 credits
    This course applies economic theory to management decision making in the private and public sectors. The emphasis is on how managers employ microeconomic and macroeconomic information and data to formulate strategies in order to enhance the growth and competitiveness of their respective organizations. It examines the strategies for efficient allocation of resources given varying constraints in a global economy.

    MGMT 612 Strategic Human Resource Management and Employment Law

    3 credits
    This course deals with strategic planning in regard to organizing and controlling the performance of various activities concerned with procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing a labor force so that the objectives and purposes of the organization are accomplished efficiently and effectively. The review and evaluation of strategic management responsibilities in the field of labor and personnel relations includes the role law, economics, behavior science, and culture play in the labor/management relations. Focusing on legal issues, the coursework covers contemporary issues in employment law, employee rights, and equal employment matters.

    MGMT 655 Contemporary Methods and Research in Management

    3 credits
    This course will provide students an opportunity to explore contemporary management literature in a number of critical areas including global management, performance measurement and management, as well as the literature related to quality and operational improvement. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to select a contemporary management topic for deeper research and exploration.

    MGMT 660 Fostering and Managing Creativity and Innovation

    3 credits
    Innovation has been called the undisputed catalyst for growth. All businesses want to be more innovative and creative in their thinking, products and processes yet managers across industries fail to create a climate that encourages and rewards these behaviors. This course explores the manager‘s role in fostering organizational creativity and what leaders must do to increase successful innovation. Students will gain an understanding of the creativity and innovation that will enable them to become more effective in developing these aspects of their own organizations.