Business Administration (BUS) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in the Graduate Business Department

BUS 5100 Graduate Curricular Practical Training

No credit

Alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or other type of internship or practicum offered by a sponsoring employer through cooperative agreements with the university.

BUS 7013 Managerial Accounting

Three hours

An applied examination of the development and use of accounting information for managerial planning and control, providing insight for strategies designed to maximize organizational performance. Prerequisite: undergraduate accounting course or equivalent.

BUS 7023 Process & Innovation

Three hours

Students will learn the foundational principles of process improvement. In addition, they will study innovation processes, Six Sigma, TQM and IDEO methodologies. A broad overview of tools and practices will be reviewed throughout the course within an ethical framework. Prerequisite: MBA Core or MSLE Core.

BUS 7033 Organizational Management and Leadership

Three hours

A review of leadership and management theory and practice with emphasis on moral and ethical considerations. Leader competency and management practice are compared and contrasted and students practice effective applications of each to achieve personal and organizational goals. Mission, vision, and values as significant strategic planning and execution mechanisms are explored in relationship to both the organization and the individual. Students must take this course or BUS 7213 as their first course in any Graduate Business Program.

BUS 7113 Marketing Strategies

Three hours

A study of integrative marketing strategies encompassing consumer behavior and market research, branding and product management, distribution, and promotion. Prerequisite: undergraduate marketing course or equivalent.

BUS 7213 Global Leadership and Ethics

Three hours

An exploration of how cross-cultural and global perspectives highlight competitive advantage through diversity. Application of universal standards of leadership and ethics in multiple organizational settings. Students must take this course or BUS 7033 as their first course in any Graduate Business Program.

BUS 7223 Managerial Economics

Three hours

A study of economic theories of the firm and of the market with an emphasis on applications to current business issues, global economic development, and shareholder influence. Prerequisite: undergraduate economics course or equivalent.

BUS 7233 Game Theory

Three hours

An exploration of strategic interaction characterized by situations in which each person's welfare is dependent on everyone else's actions as well as their own. Prerequisite: undergraduate economics course or equivalent.

BUS 7443 Leading Organizational Transformation

Three hours

A study of when and where transformation models are most effective. Involves the process of assessing organizational readiness for change and forecasting and designing alternative futures. Prerequisite: MBA Core or MSLE Core.

BUS 7453 Personality and Emotional Health in Organizations

Three hours

An exploration of emotional intelligence and the development of relationships among various hierarchical work levels. Includes a study of the impact of cultural differences on organizational settings and a review of tools and models related to this process. Prerequisite: MBA Core or MSLE Core.

BUS 7513 Operations & Management Consulting

Three hours

A thorough examination of influencing skills, active listening, facilitation, contracting, and negotiation. Prerequisite: MBA Core or MSLE Core.

BUS 7753 Financial Acumen

Three hours

An applied examination of financial metrics designed to foster understanding as an integral part of an organization’s overall performance strategy.

BUS 8003 Managerial Finance

Three hours

An applied examination of financial concepts as a process of acquiring, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating relevant insights to facilitate strategies that maximize organizational performance and stakeholder value. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance course or equivalent.

BUS 8013 Research Methods

Three hours

An examination of research methods in the social sciences with an emphasis on business research. The course provides quantitative and qualitative research tools and approaches for business research projects. Prerequisite: undergraduate statistics course or equivalent.

BUS 8023 Project Management

Three hours

A comprehensive study of the role of the project manager and the initiating, planning, executing, and monitoring of organizational projects within the context of business globalization. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8033 Christian Foundations

Three hours

An examination of the basic elements of the Christian faith with the purpose of understanding Christian worldview, faith, practice, values, testimony, lifestyle, and impact on others. The relevance of Christian faith to organizational leadership is emphasized.

BUS 8113 Global Supply Chain Management

Three hours

A study of the application of business management in a global environment and the human resource implications on international operations. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8133 Decision Modeling & Predictive Analysis

Three hours

A thorough development of the consumer decision process and its application to marketing strategy decisions. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8213 Market Research

Three hours

The application of research methods to make informed decisions about complex marketing problems. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8253 Survey of Global Business Practice & Foundations

Three hours

A survey of relevant international topics and an analysis of how firms succeed in a global context. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8263 International Business Practicum

Three hours

An 8-week location-specific study experience with a one- to two-week travel component. Class sessions prior to and following the travel component of the class will be used for research, preparation, presentations, and assessment. Additional fees associated with this course. Prerequisite: MBA Core or MSLE Core.

BUS 8273 Consumer Behavior

Three hours

An in-depth study of information processing and choice behavior as a function of psychological and environmental factors impacting consumer decision making. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8283 Digital Marketing Analytics

Three hours

An examination of the creation, collection, and tracking of metrics and their application to the development of a digital marketing strategy. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8293 Business Intelligence & Visualization

Three hours

An exploration of the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform complex business data into useful information and support business decision making. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8313 Organizational Effectiveness I

Three hours

An introductory exploration of theories, principles, and best practices, and skills necessary for organizational analysis and design. MSLE students who enroll in BUS 8313 must enroll in BUS 8323 the following term.

BUS 8323 Organizational Effectiveness II

Three hours

An extension of concepts covered in Organizational Effectiveness I with a strong focus on application, change management skills, and building and aligning high-performing teams. To be taken immediately following BUS 8313. Prerequisite: BUS 8313.

BUS 8343 Strategies for Emerging Markets

Three hours

A study of strategy development by multinational enterprises as it applies to complex business environments in developing countries. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8353 International Stakeholder Management

Three hours

An application of stakeholder analysis from a global perspective addressing various worldviews to achieve business goals. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8513 Survey of Organizational Behavior

Three hours

A study of motivation, leadership, reinforcement, learning, recruiting, selection, and job design. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8523 Human Capital Analytics

Three hours

The analysis and application of human-based metrics on organizational improvement. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

BUS 8883 MSLE Capstone

Three hours

A final integrative experience demonstrating depth of learning and application of program content. May include an approved internship, applied project, or research initiative. Students must present their completed work. This course must be taken in the last six hours of a student's course of study. Prerequisite: MSLE Core.

BUS 8893 Graduate Business Seminar

Three hours

An intensive development experience which allows participants to explore, discover, and affirm practices which enable individuals to address personal and organizational challenges. An additional fee associated with this course. This course must be taken in the last twelve hours of a student’s course of study.

BUS 8983 MBA Capstone

Three hours

A final integrative experience demonstrating depth of learning and application of program content. May include an approved internship, applied project, or research initiative. Students must present their completed work. This course must be taken in the last six hours of a student's course of study. Prerequisite: MBA Core.

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