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MBA 620 Managing Information Technology and e-Commerce

This course is devoted to the management of information resources in an organization. It will emphasize management concepts and strategies essential for the selection, development, design, implementation, use, and maintenance of information and e-Commerce technologies and information systems in today’s organizations. Business cases will be extensively utilized to facilitate classroom discussion.
Co-requisites: GBA 520, 521, 524, and 525
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 621 Financial Markets and Institutions

This course provides the student with knowledge of global financial markets, the institutions that operate in those markets and the manner in which various markets and institutions interrelate. Topics covered include: types of markets and of financial institutions; determinants of interest rates; the risk and term structure of interest rates: money markets and capital markets; asset-backed securities; forwards, futures, options, swaps, and other derivatives; equity markets; the role of central banks in the creation of money and in the conduct of monetary policy; and an examination of some recent developments in global finance.
Prerequisite: GBA 522
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 622 Competitive Marketing Strategy

The course focuses on competitive marketing strategy, marketing planning processes, concepts, and methods with a global orientation at the product level as well as at the corporate level. It emphasizes the relationship between marketing and other functions and draws upon perspectives from industrial economics, corporate finance and strategic management literature. Competitive marketing strategies and practices of contemporary firms are discussed as they relate to industrial and consumer products and services. The overall objective of the course is to help students incorporate and apply the skills, methods and insights they have acquired in prior marketing and other business courses in the design and implementation of marketing strategies.
Prerequisite: GBA 524
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 623 Organizational Behavior

This course examines the important behavioral issues facing individuals within organizations. Initially, focus is placed on the organizational factors that influence behavior. Next, the course examines the individual differences that influence behavior. Topics in this section include motivation, reward systems, and values and ethics. The course then focuses on the development of effective workgroups to explore communications, negotiations, teams, and the learning organizations. Selected topics in leadership conclude the course of study.
Prerequisite: GBA 523
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 624 Operations Management

Operations Management is concerned with the efficient and effective transformation of resources into goods and services. This course is designed to develop the ability to analyze and improve the performance of operations processes in organizations. Topics to be discussed include operations strategy, product/service selection and design, capacity planning, quality management, facility location and layout, inventory management, business process reengineering, and supply chain management.
Prerequisite: GBA 525
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 625 Global Business: Environment and Operations

This course introduces the student to the discipline of international business. It demonstrates the uniqueness of the international business environment and focuses on aspects of business necessary to compete in the global arena. The first half of the course focuses on the environmental context in which international firms operate – country-specific factors (sociocultural, political, legal and economic factors), the global trade and investment environment and the global monetary system. Theories and concepts associated with these factors are surveyed and the forces of regionalization and globalization are discussed, including the facilitating institutions. The second half of the course examines the strategies and structures that firms adopt, and explains how firms can perform their key functions – production, marketing, R & D, finance, human resource management – and compete successfully in the international business environment.
Prerequisites: All Core Courses
Every Semester, 3 credits