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These are the current course descriptions including any pre- and co-requisites.
Foundation Courses

MBA 502 - Survey of Business Statistics
1 credit

Basic statistical skills for advanced work in the functional areas of business administration. The module will review topics such as descriptive statistics (mean, median, and mode), probability, distributions, sampling, and estimation.

MBA 503 - Survey of Economics
1 credit

An introductory review of economic theory and current economic events. The module examines economic problems associated with effective managerial decision-making.

MBA 504 - Survey of Accounting
1 credit

The course surveys the acquisition, analysis, and reporting of accounting information from the perspective of effective management decision-making. It also touches on the planning and control responsibilities of practicing managers.

MBA 505 - Survey of Finance
1 credit

The module examines the fundamentals of financial administration emphasizing the development of the issues and techniques involved in the cost of capital, capital budgeting, working capital management, and long-term sources and uses of funds. 

Core & Concentration Courses

MBA/MPM - 510 Management Skills Portfolio
3 Credits

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 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 each graduate business 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 any business graduate program. Skills addressed include team, writing, creativity, research, presentations, project management, software, and citation skills.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 510.

MBA 540 - Management of Information Systems
3 Credits

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.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 545.

MBA 550 - Global Business Enterprise & Trade Issues
3 Credits

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.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 660.

MBA 554 - Public Administration
3 Credits

The study of public administration in contemporary United States society with emphasis on the functioning and control of governmental agencies, the nature of bureaucracy, planning, budgeting, and decision making.

MBA 570 - Quantitative Business Analysis
3 Credits

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.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 570.

MBA 600 - MBA Practicum
3 Credits

This course offers students a structured learning experience that will include a domestic or international practicum placement with an organization that is relevant to the student’s current career aspirations and/or professional objectives as well as an opportunity for reflection during periodic meetings (face-to-face or virtual). Students will also read and discuss literature that will support their transfer of learning from the applied experience to the classroom.

Finally, students will complete a series of written reflection papers designed to fully integrate the learning experience. This course is only available to students who have not yet held a full-time professional work position or to those who wish to explore a new career field or direction through a practicum placement.

MBA 610 - Organizational Behavior
3 Credits

Over the past decade, managers have come to realize the importance that an understanding of human behavior and leadership plays in determining a manager’s effectiveness. This course focuses on the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within an organization. Furthermore, it explores the relationship between these factors and individual and organizational performance. Topical areas include individual differences, group dynamics, organizational processes, organizational change, conflict and negotiation, leadership, culture, and ethics.

MBA 620 - Marketing Management
3 Credits

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.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 620.

MBA 622 - Conflict Management & Negotiation Strategies for Leaders
3 Credits

Students will study the techniques necessary to break impasse and in an effort to come to resolution in the areas of conflict and negotiation. Skills include how to create an atmosphere that fosters conflict as an impetus for organizational learning and growth. Additionally, the course will focus on conflict resolution in the leadership roles that emphasizes how to avoid zero-sum alternatives and solutions.

Further exploration into negotiation, will enhance the student’s ability to conduct difficult conversations and mediate “win-win” situations. This course moves students to a greater competence level in both the theory and techniques of conflict management and negotiation.

MBA 624 - Advanced Readings & Practices in Leadership
3 Credits

This course is designed as a seminar in order to allow students the opportunity to explore current trends and thinking in leadership. Shared readings will be selected to reflect advanced practices in leadership and contemporary thought. Students will have the opportunity to conduct significant research and/or applied project.

MBA 625 - Project Management
3 credits

This course provides students with theoretical concepts, applications, the newest technology concepts, a variety of tools and processes, and practical insights to help them understand how to successfully manage projects in a wide variety of industries including software development, information technology, construction, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and R&D. This course is packed with study aids, real-time projects, and tools to provide plenty of hands-on practice and to prepare students for both the PMP and CAPM certification exams.

Not open to students who have completed MBA 685E Project Management.

MBA 630 - Accounting for Managers
3 Credits

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 to 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.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 630.

MBA 635 -  Accounting for Government & Nonprofit Organizations
3 Credits

This course provides a complete review of the accounting principles and practices used in not-for-profit organizations with a heavy focus on governmental accounting practices. The course also covers accounting principles and practices for hospitals, colleges and universities, health and welfare agencies, and other similar organizations. A logical framework for understanding and solving the accounting-related problems of nonprofit organizations is emphasized.

MBA 636 - Financial Statement Analysis
3 Credits

In depth review of methods and tools of analyzing, understanding, and interpreting financial statements for making common sense of financial statements and financial reports prepared according to existing accounting standards and conventions. Knowledge and skills relevant to credit analyses, leading decisions, security analyses, investment decisions, and other decisions that rely on financial data.

Prerequisite: MBA 630.

MBA 638 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting
3 Credits

Analysis of selected contemporary issues in accounting. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course draws upon both accounting theory and practical applications to help financial statement user understand key concepts that underlie analysis and execution of financial decisions. The course applies contemporary accounting concepts and theories to financial statement preparation, analysis, and interpretation. Topics will be chosen on a rotational basis. Topics include, but not limited to, business combinations, taxation issues in business, auditing, and IFRS and international accounting issues.

Prerequisite: MBA 630.

MBA 640 - Managerial Economics
3 Credits

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.

Not open to students who have completed BUS 640.

MBA 645 - Behavioral Finance
3 Credits

The analysis of investor behavior and its reflection in the investment field and financial markets will be explored. This course has applications to individual investors and investment professionals such as portfolio managers and security analysts. Emphasis will be on the cognitive biases and emotions of investors and how this affects the markets. Essentially, it is the age-old battle between fear and greed in the marketplace and how investors can profit from the disequilibrium in the marketplace.

MBA 648 Financial Modeling
3 Credits

This course is designed for MBA students who are interested in quantitative methods and their application to finance and investing. The level of mathematics used in the course is fairly basic algebra, elementary calculus, and basic probability and statistics. Students also need the ability to think logically and systematically. 

MBA 650 - Managerial Finance
3 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. This 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 652 - Contemporary Issues in Finance
3 Credits

Extensive analysis of selected contemporary issues in finance. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course draws upon both finance theory and practical applications to help managers understand key concepts that underlie analysis and execution of financial decisions. The course applies contemporary financial concepts and theories to managing a corporation. Topics will be chosen on a rotational basis. Topics include, but not limited to: capital budgeting, bond markets, corporate valuation and working capital management. It may be taught in a lecture format or case analysis format depending on the topic chosen.

MBA 655 - Public Budgeting & Finance
3 Credits

This course is designed to acquaint the Learner with the administration and management of public funds for organizations in the public sector. Organizational unites could be at local, state, or federals levels, as well as in the private sector in the form of nonprofit organizations.

MBA 657 - Public Policy
3 Credits
This course acquaints students with the underlying structure and dynamics of public policy formulation, implementation and evaluation at the state, local, and federal levels. Drawing on a number of analytic approaches, the course seeks to understand this complex political phenomenon in the context of the institutions that drive it.

Prerequisites: MBA 554 and MBA 640. Not open to students with credit for MBA 615.

MBA 660 - Ethics & Social Responsibility
3 Credits

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 who have completed MBA 560 or BUS 564.

MBA 662-  International Financial Management
3 Credits

This course builds on fundamental financial theory and developments in the financial industry to explore strategies for global financial management. Topics include international fund flows, exchange rate behavior and risk management, international investment analysis, multinational cost of capital and capital structure, and financing foreign operations. Students will study how developments in global financial markets and infrastructure, and government policy impact financial decisions in organizations.

MBA 665 - Investment Analysis
3 Credits
This course stresses fundamental theories of stock selection and evaluation, but also covers American technical and Japanese candlestick models. The student will be required to evaluate various fundamental and technical stock/option/futures selection techniques.

MBA/MPM - 680 Leadership & Change Management
3 Credits

This course focuses on an exploration of the models, perspectives, competencies, and tools related to providing leadership in changing environments. Students will assess their abilities in a variety of core leadership components including individual leadership traits, emotional intelligence, and change management skills. An individual leadership development plan will be constructed utilizing course readings, skill assessment tools, and case studies.

Not open to students with credit for MBA 725 or BUS 725.

MBA 685 - Special Topics
3 Credits

Timely topics in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and/or economics.

MBA 690 - MBA Capstone Learning Experience
3 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Core Courses (27 credit hours). Not open to students who have completed BUS 690.