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Course Descriptions

The course descriptions for most of the courses offered in the Full-Time MBA are listed under the Part-Time MBA Program. The Courses specific to this program are MBA 590, MBA 592 and MBA 811. The descriptions for these courses are listed below: 

MBA 590 Professional Development Seminar

1 credit

This course focuses on career development and building a "Professional Skills Portfolio." The initial orientation toward building a resume and developing strategies to obtain a job provides the basis of continued career planning and professional growth. This course is offered in conjunction with MBA 811.

MBA 592: Written Communication Skills for Business

1 credit

Students will learn to plan, draft, revise, and edit documents (such as letters, memos, e-mails, executive summaries, proposals, and reports) required of them as professionals in a business environment.

MBA 811: Leadership: Theories and Skill Development

3 credits

This course reviews major leadership theories including trait theory, behavioral theories, contingency models, expectancy theory, path goal theory, transformational leadership, and servant leadership. The course also covers a series of in-depth exercises that address leadership skills including individual decision making, team decision making, nominal group technique, problem framing, negotiation, and managing organizational change. Students are expected to complete a written exam and a series of five short analytical papers.

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