PMBA Graduate Courses
BA601 CASE STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT (3) Summer, Fall, Spring,
The course is broken up into four
sections, accommodating brief intervals between inter-term periods that define
the one-year masters program. The intent of this course is to introduce the
student to the case study method as a means of establishing schema for moving
the decision making process from problem definition to quality control measures
via strategic design.
BA610 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (3) Spring, Term 4
The course begins with an overview of
macroeconomic issues. Indicators of macroeconomic performance are identified
and managers are given a preview of the tools and resources used to evaluate
and forecast economic conditions. Applications of microeconomic theory to
strategic management in these market conditions are presented. Basic concepts
of supply, demand, market price, output, production, and resource allocation
provide a framework for strategic analysis in emerging markets where firms have
market/monopoly power. Other topics address sophisticated pricing policies,
transfer pricing, models of competition and cooperation, managing under
uncertainty, asymmetric information and externalities. The course provides a
framework and analytical tools to enhance decision-making within the manager’s
BA611 STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3) Fall , Term 2
This advanced marketing management
course focuses on strategic marketing analysis and planning at both the
corporate and SBU levels. It will us the concepts and theories underlying
marketing decision-making and the tools needed to analyze and understand
complex marketing situations found in today’s ever-changing marketplace. The
course is designed to help managers develop and execute appropriate managerial
strategies. An emphasis of this course will be on developing executive-level
decision-making skills, which students are most likely to encounter during
their current and future careers. Students will learn to apply analytical
marketing perspectives, decision tools, and concepts to strategic management
decisions to achieve organizational goals and objectives. The subject has been
organized around the marketing planning process, strategic decision-making,
market analysis, competitive analysis, and financial analysis, and the
application of these to “real world” situations.
BA613 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS (3) Summer, Term 1
This seminar provides managers with the
tools to explore and evaluate leadership theories and their application from a
strategic perspective, taking into consideration their limitations and
delimitations as they are applied in real work settings. Emphasis will be
placed on professional work experience.
BA620 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3) Fall, Term 3
This course introduces financial
management principles and investment decisions from a strategic, pragmatic
perspective. Although theory is broached, emphasis is placed on practical
application. Topical areas include financial statement analysis, working
capital management, capital structure optimization, investment selection, and
sources of funding.
BA621 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (3) Fall, Term 3
The course begins with a review of
accounting concepts, standards and practices of financial reporting that serve
the needs of decision makers including preparation and analysis of financial
statements. The course then extends these concepts to business managers’
decision making and evaluation of performance including the use of accounting
information for planning and control. The application of accounting to decision
models used by today’s rapidly changing organizations are addressed along with
mechanics of cost accounting and management accounting in resource allocation
as in capital budgeting, and performance evaluation. Throughout the course,
statistical approaches are applied to the analysis of information.
BA622 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND ECONOMETRIC TECHNIQUES (3) Fall,
The course begins with the basic
concepts and methods of management science that relies on statistical analysis
techniques as well as the art of decision-making under circumstances of
constrained optimization. It introduces statistical ideas as they apply to
managers. Two ideas dominate: describing data and modeling variability and
randomness using probability models. The course provides tools and data
analysis models for decision making that use hypothesis testing, linear
programming and simulation. It also provides an understanding of the
definitions and limitations of a variety of standard econometric measures.
BA630 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3) Summer, Term 1
This graduate Human Resource Management
(HRM) course explores regional and international HR principles, strategies and
practices. Key areas such as U.S. and country-specific compensation and
benefits, staffing, employee development, and performance appraisal are
covered. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of HRM functions in
regional and international arenas.
BA632 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3) Spring, Term 4
This graduate Operations Management
course explores modern theory and practice for planning and controlling the
operations function, both in manufacturing and service organizations.
Quantitative tools of analysis used to support decision-making in the various
activities of operations management are reviewed. Regional and international
applications and issues will be included.
BA710 ADVANCE TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3) Spring, Term 4
This course offers students the
opportunity to explore the workings of the international business arena and to
demonstrate an understanding of global markets as it relates to their
professional field through undertakings that encourage business system
adaptation to new environments. It further promotes the importance of ethical
and socially responsible decision making in different cultural settings.
BA711 BUSINESS CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3) Spring, Term 5
The Business Capstone course is the
culminating professional experience for the PMBA student. It extends over the
final two terms of their program. Within teams of two or three, PMBA students
will participate in the development of an applied research project that
synthesizes the students’ learning throughout their tenure in the PMBA program.
The nature of the applied project can consist of a strategic management
project, an entrepreneurial project, or a special study project.