MBA 810: SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR LEADERSHIP
This experiential course emphasizes the importance of feedback and self- assessment for leadership development. It includes extensive assessment of each participant’s management style and skills based on self-evaluations (using structured questionnaires) and feedback from coworkers, faculty, and other participants. Leadership development experiences emphasize time and stress management, individual and group problem-solving, communication, power and influence, motivation, conflict management, empowerment, and team leadership. Each participant identifies skills he or she needs to develop and reports on efforts to develop those skills.
MBA 820: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DECISION-MAKING
This course is about the manager’s responsibilities for problem solving and decision making, and those areas in which information technology (IT) can be used to gain the insight needed to support selection of decision alternatives. Topics include IT concepts and architecture, strategic information systems and IT for business reengineering, total quality management, computer hardware and software, human computer communication, data and data management, data communication and network architecture, the corporate information architecture, information systems planning, information systems analysis and design, supporting communication and collaborative work, supporting the managers and decision making, intelligent support systems, innovative functional systems, organizing information resources, control and security of information systems, and the impact of IT on organizations, individuals, and society.
Prerequisite: Completion of all 500 level courses
MBA 830: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
This course integrates the areas of finance and accounting and is designed to provide students with the ability to analyze financial statements, understand the incentives of companies to “manage” earnings through their choices of accounting methods, understand the limitations to the usefulness of financial statements, and understand the value of financial statements in decision-making situations such as stock price evaluation and loan approvals. These objectives are accomplished through a body of knowledge developed by research in accounting, finance, and economics.
Prerequisites: MBA 690, MBA 691, MBA 692