Concordia University Texas
Revised February 13, 2012 (for fall 2012 catalog)
MBA 5300 Quantitative Methods and Statistics (3 credit hours)
This is a foundation course in business mathematics and statistics designed to equip managers and leaders with the ability to translate managerial, financial or economics problems into mathematical manipulations; and to be able to interpret descriptive and inferential statistics in a practical business setting. The core concepts include finance, economics, linear equations, non-linear equations, exponential notation, and measures of central tendency, regression analysis and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: None required.
MBA 5306 Critical Thinking (3 semester hours)
This course is designed to give new MBA students a common foundation in management concepts, analysis, and technologies. Students will improve their skills in self-awareness, reflection, listening, and making sound judgments. Students will learn how to research and write at the graduate level, prepare and analyze case studies, improve their speaking and presentation skills, along with working in teams. Students will also develop skills necessary to evaluate the assumptions, evidence, and inferences of what one thinks, reads and hears, and to present ideas in a logical, thorough, and persuasive manner.
MBA 5302 Managerial Economics (3 semester hours)
This course covers the economic forces that have a fundamental influence on a business’ profitability, growth, and sustainability. It provides the core economic concepts that guide managerial decision-making. Topics include Supply/Demand, Capital Markets, Consumer Theory, Structures of Markets, Trade-offs, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Forecasting and Budgeting.
MBA 5201 Marketing Management (2 semester hours)
This course focuses on the marketing decisions made by businesses and organizations, covering the strategic role of marketing, marketing problems typically encountered in business, and the analytical concepts and techniques used in marketing. Students will understand marketing planning and strategy in the context of organizational plans as well as how to integrate the functional areas of business administration into a realistic approach to solving complex problems at the executive level.
MBA 5103 Leadership Seminar I—Engaging Self (1 semester hour)
Leadership Seminars are designed to provide a space for students to integrate course content, personal commitments, and real world experience to transform themselves as leaders. The Seminars enable students to do this with the support and input of their cohort peers. Each seminar covers an essential aspect or “site” of leadership and consists of relevant assessment and discovery tools, discussion, self-reflection, and integration of course material. Leadership Seminar I focuses on personal transformation and the call of leadership.
MBA 5312 Managerial Finance (3 semester hours)
This course focuses on finance concepts and tools necessary for successfully running a business and making effective decisions. Emphasis placed on preparing students with the practical tools necessary for running a business. Topics include Debt/Equity mix, Cash Flow, Opportunity Cost, Risk-Return, Valuation of Assets/Projects.
MBA 5308 Organizational Ethics, Behavior and Change (3 semester hours)
This course covers the ethical interconnection of worldviews, values, and behavior in an organization. The course analyzes the impact of ethical decisions on organizational stakeholders, as well as tools for creating and sustaining an ethical culture in understanding theoretical models and interplay of moral, legal, and social issues in managing one’s self, individuals, groups, and organizations in a complex environment where stakeholders often have competing interests. Topics include Leadership, Collaboration/Groups, Change, Culture, Resilience, and Organizational Learning.
MBA 5207 Managerial Accounting (2 semester hours)
This course covers the use of accounting data and processes in managing a business or an organization. In particular, it focuses on the concepts, processes, and models that provide information and control for managers, as well as the ways in which accounting supports and enables marketing and strategy decisions, performance, and operations management.
MBA 5113 Leadership Seminar II—Engaging Others (1 semester hour)
Leadership Seminars are designed to provide a space for students to integrate course content, personal commitments, and real world experience to transform themselves as leaders. The Seminars enable students to do this with the support and input of their cohort peers. Each seminar covers an essential aspect or “site” of leadership and consists of relevant assessment and discovery tools, discussion, self-reflection, and integration of course material. Leadership Seminar II focuses on the aspects of Transformational Leadership, including leading in a collaborative fashion and helping others find their leadership potential.
MBA 5316 Managing Operations and Technology (3 semester hours)
This course covers key operational aspects of a business: tactical decision-making, process design and control, organizational structure, workforce issues, quality control, and planning. Course emphasizes the use of IT social media, and the Internet for business processes and communication.
MBA 5220 Business, Society and Public Policy (2 semester hours)
This course examines current political, legal, and social forces acting on business and the ways in which business influences these forces. It focuses in particular on legislative and regulatory actions, policy making and implementation, and the interaction of the political-economic systems, public policy, and business. The course also examines the evolving relationship of business, government, and nonprofit organizations in America today, especially the rise of business-public-private-nonprofit collaborations.
MBA 5122 Leadership Seminar III—Engaging Community (1 semester hour)
Leadership Seminars are designed to provide a space for students to integrate course content, personal commitments, and real world experience to transform themselves as leaders. The Seminars enable students to do this with the support and input of their cohort peers. Each seminar covers an essential aspect or “site” of leadership and consists of relevant assessment and discovery tools, discussion, self-reflection, and integration of course material. Leadership Seminar III will help students understand the needs of their local community and explore how they can personally make an impact for the common good within their community.
MBA 5321 Decision Making and Strategy in Complex Situations (3 semester hours)
This course provides systems thinking tools and processes for agile decision-making and flexible strategies to engage complex business situations. It focuses on the ability to continually position a business to adapt to and take advantage of a changing business environment and to develop a sustainable competitive advantage. The course emphasizes working knowledge and understanding of key environmental factors and forces that shape business today. Topics include Industry Analysis, Resource Theory, Operational Strategy, Transaction Cost, Value Chain Analysis, Globalization/Multiculturalism, Sustainability/Green Business, Social and Community Responsibility, the “New Economy”.
MBA 5225 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2 credit hours)
Principles and techniques of opportunity identification, new venture creation, innovation and sustainability. This course considers entrepreneurial innovation from concept to market. The course emphasizes social innovation and social entrepreneurship, including how principles of each benefit traditional businesses. Designed to support students’ venture creation in MBA Capstone.
MBA 5447 Capstone (4 semester hours)
This course allows students to establish a link between their academic knowledge and practical applications by partnering with business and industry in their community. Students will plan, develop, and propose a capstone project with emphasis on management consulting or integrate their learning experiences throughout the program in the creation of a venture or project they might pursue once they have left the program. Designed to build off concepts and techniques taught in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Course.