2014-2015 Tuition for Graduate Courses:
$454 per credit, in-state
$463 per credit, out-of-state, online class
$826 per credit, out-of-state, face-to-face class

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Ship MBA - Emerging Leaders

Course Information & Schedule

Program Delivery

        Designed for recent college graduates, this one-year program combines classroom study with a business practicum that will give students the opportunity to gain meaningful professional experience while extending their studies at the graduate level

        • Students will attend classes on Wednesday during the day and will schedule the business practicum according to student and employer needs.
        • Classes will be conducted two-thirds face-to-face and one-third online.
        • Classes will be taught by our current highly qualified MBA faculty

        The program consists of 30 credit hours divided into three semesters:

        • Fall Semester – Analysis (9-12 credits)
        • Spring Semester – Synthesis (9-12 credits)
        • Summer Semester – Integration (9 credits)

        Program Outline

        Fall Semester - Analysis

        • MBA502 Managerial Accounting
          Develops an understanding of the quantitative use of accounting data for decision making within the firm. The focus is on developing an understanding of and appropriate use of cost in managerial decision making. Although the appropriate use of cost in this course refers primarily to short-term decisions, the strategic implications of cost analysis are also addressed.

        • MBA529 Global Managerial Finance
          Explores basic financial theories, their application, and financial decision models necessary for handling complex corporate financial problems in the global environment. Emphasizes the important role of finance in the global business operations.

        • MBA565 Information Management and Analysis for Decision Making
          Provides skills and tools necessary for managers to efficiently solve problems using information technology to support the decision making process. Using a variety of software packages, structured, semi-structured and unstructured problems will be analyzed and the role of information technology investigated. Models based on quantitative and non-quantitative data will be studied also.

        • MBA596 Business Practicum (elective course)
          Allows students to apply academic concepts to real-world situations through a customized experience. The practicum could include working in a business organization, designing and implementing a special project for a current or potential employer, or consulting with a business or not-for-profit organization. The student will develop a practicum plan with the course instructor.

        Spring Semester - Synthesis

        • MBA556 Organizational Leadership
          Examines the leadership and influence issues managers face. Attention is given to leading up, down, and across the organization, recognizing leadership is not limited to managers. Through guest business speakers, cases, readings, projects, and simulations, students gain greater insight and skill in leading. Topics include characteristics of effective leaders, power and influence strategies, crisis management, organizational politics, and leadership assessment.

        • MBA572 Marketing Management (elective course)
          Provides an overview of the marketing function with emphasis on developing responsive marketing strategies to meet consumer and business-to-business needs. Topics include market segmentation, product development, promotion, distribution, and pricing. Also includes an introduction to marketing research, international marketing, and e-marketing.

        • MBA577 Supply Chain Management
          Introduces an integrated enterprise approach of flow of goods and services from suppliers to customers (supplier relationship, procurement, operations management, inventory control, logistics and transportation, distribution and customer service). Every topic in each area is being discussed in the context of integrated flow of goods and services from suppliers to customers and continuous flow of information from the customers to the suppliers. Covers the issues facing managers of import-export firms, trading companies, international service companies, and multinational corporations.

        • MBA547 Management Information Systems and Applications (elective course)
          Information systems (IS) are pervasive, because information is the single most power resource in every business function in every industry. Knowledge of information is not always explicitly stated as a job requirement, but it is an essential element of success in virtually any position. Not everyone in business needs to be an IS professional with comprehensive and technical know-how, but everyone needs a deep-enough understanding of the subject to know how to use and manage IS in his or her profession. This course covers a managerial overview of various major Management Information Systems topics. It provides MBA students with a right balance of technical information and real world applications to manage IS specialists and business applications in order to support their work in the best possible way. 

        Summer Semester  - Integration

        • MBA554 International Business
          Presents broad view of issues facing professionals in the international business area. Topics are broad and include international trade, exchange rates, finance, organizational structure, and international legal dimensions. Student learns to weave the social, technical, cultural, risk and human relations factors into a global context.

        • MBA552 Entrepreneurship
          Examines all aspects of starting a new business, with emphasis on the critical role of recognizing and assessing opportunities. Topics include attributes of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial careers, creating and evaluating opportunities, writing business plans, and financing new ventures.

        • MBA593 Strategic Management
          Examines strategic analysis and decision making under conditions of dynamic uncertainty, with a focus on cross-functional integration and the management of processes and change. The importance of achieving a fit between the internal and external environment for organizational survival and success is a central issue.  


        2014-2015 Tuition for Graduate Courses:
        $454 per credit, in-state
        $463 per credit, out-of-state, online class
        $826 per credit, out-of-state, face-to-face class

        For information about fees, other tuition rates, and payments visit Student Accounts.