Course Sequences and Descriptions
Graduate Studies for Success (1 credit hour, 2 weeks)
This course will focus upon the factors that make graduate adult students successful when attempting to balance the time commitments and demands of work, family, church, and community obligations with weekly MBA course requirements. Students will master Moodle proficiencies in order to effectively navigate the learning management system and other MNU technologies. Students will also have a hands-on experience with various online library research tools and resources that they will need when completing projects and papers for course requirements. A portion of this course will also be devoted to building the cohort community as students will spend the next 20 months together on their MBA learning journey.
Corporate and Personal Ethics (2 credit hours, 6 weeks)
This course will examine ethical theories as they relate to various contemporary issues in business. Conceptual models for improving the clarity and consistency of ethical judgment in business settings will be addressed. Special consideration will be given to the application of Christian ethical principles to decision making.
Organizational Leadership (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course focuses on the concept of leadership in organizations. Students will understand the complexity of the structural, political, symbolic and human resource issues in applying a framework for analyzing leadership in organizations. Emphasis is placed on building skills for modeling an authentic voice for leadership through the use of effective presentation skills.
Technology for Managers (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course focuses on the interdependence between organizations and information systems (IS). Development of information systems, current hardware, software, and communications technology is presented.
Managerial Economics (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course provides an application of economic theory to problems of the organization. Applicable macroeconomics and microeconomics topics are explored. Emphasis is on the use of economic information in decision making.
Project Management (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course surveys the role of the manager in the changing business environment. The evolution of management theory is reviewed and discussed in the context of current management thought. Emphasis is placed on understanding the various approaches to management and their relationship to current topics in business management.
Marketing Management (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
Examine the issues involved in organizing and operating start-up businesses and new ventures as well as the role of marketing in today's organizations. Attention is given to the ethical, social, and economic problems faced by entrepreneurs and marketing managers.
Applied Quantitative Methods (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
Every day we are confronted with an enormous amount of information. Having knowledge of statistics and quantitative reasoning to evaluate and benefit from this information is invaluable. The field of statistics involves both the science and art of learning to collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data for the purpose of making sound business decisions. In this course you will learn to utilize the fundamental quantitative reasoning skills necessary to be competitive in this current and fast-paced data-driven world. The goal of this course is to provide you with essential quantitative reasoning tools that can immediately be applied to your work setting. To this end, you will become engaged in a real-life case study in testing various research hypotheses about what differentiates star performers in the workplace.
Legal Environment of Business (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course focuses on the legal environment of business, which includes governmental regulation of business, private actions such as torts, contracts, employment law and labor law. The ability to research laws related to the student's area of interest is emphasized. The relationship of the legal system to ethics is explored.
Accounting Theory and Practice (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course approaches accounting as the language of business and explores the information that is communicated in financial statements and other accounting reports. Both financial and managerial accounting concepts will be investigated. Emphasis is placed on the usefulness of accounting data for decision making.
Financial Management (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course provides the manager with the ability to work effectively with accountants and financial managers through an understanding of the basics of financial management. Topics include cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and working capital management.
Organizational Development (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This course examines the structural and environmental forces influencing the management process within organizations. Issues presented include: resistance to change, the role of change agents, intervention strategies and team development
Strategic Management (3 credit hours, 8 weeks)
This capstone course focuses on the strategic decisions and planning processes that shape the future of the organization. Students will utilize techniques for defining the basic purpose and objectives of an enterprise, for analyzing competitors and industries, and for matching organizational strengths with environmental opportunities. Various perspectives to strategic thinking are explored and applications such as vision and mission are examined at both the organizational and personal levels.
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