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Learning Goals & Objectives Master of Business Administration
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts to arrive at sound business Decision Making.
- Students will demonstrate Quatitative skills.
- Students will demonstrate Verbal/Written skills.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of International business.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of core Business Content.
- Understand the financial reporting environment and the financial statements interconnectivity
- Understand the accounting equation and the financial statement elements
- Understand basic financial ratios
- Understand the basic cost terminology (product versus period costs and fixed versus variable costs)
- Recognize relevant information for decision making
- Students will have a solid foundation in financial principles (agency problems, time value of money, risk/return tradeoff, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, etc.)
- Students will have developed analytical and problem solving skills. They should be able to use mathematical formulas, theoretical models and statistical techniques to solve basic finance problems. They should be comfortable with the use of financial calculators and understand the formulas that are programed into the calculators.
- Students will be able to evaluate the financial condition and performance of a corporation and make strategic decisions to correct any problem areas.
- Students will have an understanding of financial markets and the environment within which companies must compete, obtain resources, and make investment decisions.
- Students will be able to use financial concepts to make an overall assessment/analysis of the strength of a corporation and weave that into a prediction for the future success of the company.
- Students should have familiarity with current digital technologies and Information Technology (IT) management trends (e.g., current technology projects, current trends such as SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud), cybersecurity, BYOD, etc.).
- Students should understand the positive and negative impacts of Information Technology (IT) on organizations, society, and global economies (e.g., competitiveness, efficiency, effectiveness, IS careers, IS entrepreneurs, digital divide, e-waste, sustainability, global IT spend, global IT provision.
- Students should be able to identify the best practices for managing Information Technology (IT)-enabled projects (e.g., system development methods, project management, change management, ERP, CRM)
- Students should have a broad understanding of Information Technology (IT) governance within organizations, including strategy formulation, role of CIO, budgets, committees, and sourcing.
- Students should understand the determinants of individual and organizational technology adoption (e.g., technology attributes, social system attributes).
LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- Students will understand statistical principles and methods for critical analysis of business operations.
- Students will understand basic concepts, practices and issues in operations and supply chain management.
- Students will understand the role and value of technology and analytical methods for strategic and tactical decision-making
- Students will be able to apply technology and quantitative methods to address business problems.
- Students will be able to communicate the impact of analyses to decision-makers.
- Can explain which factors are involved in managing organizational change and can evaluate organization change efforts
- Can describe the concept of motivation, analyze individual and environmental motivating factors, and manage employee motivation in the organization
- Can identify and explain concepts related to groups/teams and apply them to analyze group/team dynamics
- Can identify and explain concepts related to influence and apply them to analyze effective influence efforts
- Can define and explain concepts related to organizational culture and apply them to analyze existing organizational culture
- Student will understand the basic function of marketing, the strategic marketing process, consumer behavior, and how marketing contributes to organizational performance and customer value.
- Students will be able to analyze market segments, identify target markets, and effectively position brands.
- Students will be able to assess product and branding strategies.
- Students will understand integrated marketing communications and how to effectively use mass, digital, and personal channels of communication.
- Student will understand various product/service channel structures and associated pricing strategies.
The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business