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    MBA 510 - Management Skills Portfolio (3 credits/6 weeks) 

    This is an integrated course focusing on personal skill and management competency assessment and development. This course utilizes a set of assessment instruments and techniques to help students identify 271 areas for personal development and growth. The assessment process culminates in the creation of a personal development plan that will be revisited in the final course of the MBA program in order to determine progress and recast an updated plan. Additionally, the course contains multiple skill modules addressing capabilities relevant to academic success in the MBA program. Skills addressed include team, writing, creativity, research, presentations, project management, software, and citation skills.  

    MBA 540 - Management Information Systems 

    This course examines the use of information systems and their impact on service business processes. The course covers the management of the flow of information and services across the information systems user-producer interface. The course looks at the users of information systems and at the producers of information systems. The course approaches such topics as systems development, assessment of systems performance, and discussion of trends in the corporate application of developing technology from a managerial perspective. 

    MBA 550 - Global Business Enterprise and Trade Issues

    This course addresses important issues pertaining to cross-border operations and practices of multinational enterprises, as well as trade issues between nation states. Cultural, political, environmental, fair labor practices, regional integration and trade restrictions issues all impinge upon management decisions. The course integrates basic trade theories underpinning multinational business with case studies that illustrate real-world applicability of these theories and making them more transparent to the students. It also incorporates the ethical dilemma and the social responsibility concerns faced by multinational corporations in their international operations.  

    MBA 570 - Quantitative Business Analysis  
    This course deals with rational applications to decision-making through the study of quantitative models. It emphasizes analysis of data, interpretation of model results, and their implications for managerial decisions. Topics include decision analysis, probability relations and distributions, regression models, and forecasting, project analysis, queuing, and linear programming.

    MBA 620 Marketing Management  

    This course focuses on managing the marketing function. The emphasis is on the nature and scope of the marketing manager‘s responsibilities and on marketing decision-making. Topics include market and environmental analysis, marketing planning, and the development and management of marketing programs.

    MBA 630 Accounting  for Managers 

    The emphasis of this course is to provide a framework to learners so that they may demonstrate the ability to analyze the financial statements of an organization operating in our society and understand how financial information can be used in the management, planning, control, and decision-making process. This course offers methods for determining the optimal volume and composition of firm assets, liabilities, and equity. This course will also cover theories and practices of capital budgeting and financing of assets.

    MBA 640 Managerial Economics  

    This course is a study of the applications of economic theory and principles to decision-making in organizations. The course utilizes concepts from economic theory to ascertain the different dimensions of problems faced by managers and to derive alternative solutions to those problems. It focuses on the interactions that lead to price determination in output and input markets, and how they could be employed by managers to form general strategies that will enhance the value of their respective entities.

    MBA 650 Managerial Finance  

    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.

    MBA 660 Ethics and Social Responsibility  

    This course includes a systematic overview of normative ethics and a comprehensive discussion of contemporary moral and legal issues in a business context. Ethical problems, presented by case studies, are analyzed and applied to business and public issues. The course is designed to ground students in the fundamental principles of the law that impact the day-to-day affairs of business and provide a framework for future case analysis and ethical decision-making. Not open to students with credit for MBA 560.

    MBA 690 MBA Capstone   

    This course is a capstone, integrative course for graduating MBA students at Ohio Dominican University. This course provides students an opportunity to develop, implement, reflect upon, and present an integrative learning experience aligned with their professional interests. The Capstone learning project will be a collaborative learning experience and will provide students an opportunity to apply cross-disciplinary learning to a significant project. Prerequisites: Completion of all Core Courses (27 credit hours).