Business-MBA Grad (MBA)

MBA 500. Managerial Economics. (3 Credits)

This course provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision‐making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 502. Publicity and Public Relations. (3 Credits)

This is a graduate level course designed to examine the relationship of strategic management principles to the development of public relations programs. The course will equip MBA students to apply an ethical public relations perspective to a wide range of management and leadership issues that they can expect to encounter in business settings. A particular emphasis is placed on public relations as a strategic mindset, not as a tactical exercise. Through active discussion, expert presentations, case studies and research, students will examine key principles in the core areas of public relations, including: media relations, employee relations, government relations, brand and reputation management, and crisis and change communications, that impact business strategy and outcomes.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 503. Ethics & Org Leadership. (3 Credits)

This course presents both contemporary business issues facing managers and behavior science concepts and theories. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues, understanding organizations, competing claims, and formulating sound well-grounded policies. Also covered will be development of an understanding of how society develops and changes ethical norms; and how leadership plays a role both from an individual, group, and organizational perspective.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 504. Management Nonprofit Org. (3 Credits)

Students will apply the principles of designing a nonprofit organization and the means for a successful launch. Students will learn to identify and research entities that support the efforts of nonprofit organizations including funding for maximum impact in the community. Students will examine nonprofit practices in human resource development and organizational development, and apply strategies for nonprofit sector success in a managerial role.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 505. Graduate School Success. (3 Credits)

This course emphasizes the research, information and literature synthesis, critical reading and analysis, composing, and editing processes required for graduate-level academic writing. The course is particularly designed to prepare international students who have not previously been acculturated to the academic requirements of graduate study at Concordia University.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 507. Fin Mgmt Nonprofit Orgs. (3 Credits)

focuses on the specific elements of nonprofit financial management, explores the differences in not-for-profit accounting standards, including contribution accounting, program designation of operating expenses, sources of revenue, budgeting, and governmental reporting requirements. Financial analysis, cost accounting, auditing, cash flow management, and internal and management controls are examined. Students will develop and analyze financial reports for effective financial management. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 508. Software Test & Qlty Assurance. (3 Credits)

in this course students will learn multiple aspects of software testing: test cycles; testing objectives; testing in the software development process; types of software errors; reporting and analyzing software errors; problem tracking systems; test case design; testing tools; test planning; test documentation; managing a test group; test-driven development principles; continuous delivery principles and their impact on testing. Students will also get hands-on experience with industry leading open-source testing software.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 510. Appl Statistic Meth. (3 Credits)

Applied Statistics studies statistical methods used in business decision‐making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs. Application and integration of statistical methods in business‐related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 511. Social Marketing Strategies. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to help the student understand the social media revolution: the concepts, tools and applications. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 512. Nonprofit Fundrais Grant Write. (3 Credits)

Students will explore and learn to apply the most current best practices in the area of fundraising and grant writing for nonprofit organizations. Given the vital nature of fundraising and grant writing for almost all nonprofits, this course will provide the tools necessary for success in this field. All major and current aspects of fund development will be covered, with special emphasis given to the development of the case of mission support. Students will learn to approach fundraising from an ethical perspective consistent with Christian values and integrity. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be well equipped for entry into a career as a fundraising professional.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 513. Bus Found Admin Professions. (3 Credits)

This course is suggested for incoming students that need to fulfill MBA core prerequisite requirements; however, it can be taken by any student as a refresher of business administrative practices. This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to management and administration in organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as administrators. Fulfills all core prerequisite requirements.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 514. Corp Governance & Board Dev. (3 Credits)

This course presents the critical elements of corporate governance for public corporations, private companies, and nonprofits. Students will be introduced to the legal and organizational structures that guide the for‐profit or nonprofit entity in meeting responsibilities to the entity’s stakeholders. While there are a great deal of similarities among for‐profit companies and nonprofit organizations, the differences of the governance structures for a nonprofit organization will be distinguished and explained. The course will explore the central role of a board of directors as the body responsible to oversee the operations and management of the organization and guide strategy. Recruitment and the development of boards of directors will be discussed. Students will develop skills for the practical application of governance, and acquire skills for implementing a governance model in a corporate or nonprofit organization.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 516. Legal Issues in Nonprofit Org. (3 Credits)

students will understand the background of the legal issues for nonprofit management and the differences between public and private entities. Students will recognize the specific rules and regulations surrounding the nonprofit sector as they apply to local, state, and federal entities including the IRS and create a reporting mechanism for oversight. The intersection of governance models, role of nonprofit board of directors, fundraising regulations, and service to the community will be examined. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 517. International Business Law. (3 Credits)

is divided into two fields: public international law and private international law. Public international law governs the relations between nations and international organizations. Such law consists of treaties, conventions, and customs. Private international law is generally the domestic choice of law rules used by domestic courts to resolve conflicts of law issues arising out of international business transactions. First, the course surveys institutions affecting international business and the evolution of international agencies. Next, the course concentrates on the international sale of goods, the risks associated with such transactions, and the financing of the sale of goods, e.g. letters of credit. Finally, the course covers foreign and direct investment and dispute resolution in the international setting. Closely related to international business transactions is the study of international trade and economic relations. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 518. Artificial Intelligence in Business. (3 Credits)

This course will introduce the building blocks/concepts of artificial intelligence, machine Learning. and deep learning. Students will understand the impact of artificial intelligence in various businesses and learn how organizations leverage artificial intelligence in their business solutions. Students will apply various techniques and tools related to AI solutions.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 519. Ethical Leadership for Dynamic Organizations. (3 Credits)

MBA 520. Management Information Systems. (3 Credits)

Information Systems and Technology concerns managing the use of technology, emphasizing computer systems, in providing the information systems that effectively support organizations and allow them to meet their goals. Fundamental concepts of information systems and their underlying technology are presented in the framework of tools for personal and managerial problem solving. Foundational information systems concepts, along with terminology, ethical issues, application and hands-on system use are explored. Additional topics include system capabilities, system abilities, and the role of intelligence in information systems. Coursework combines assignments that directly apply concepts from the textbook reading along with projects that allow students to extend their learning and apply it to practical applications.

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

MBA 521. Oracle Acad Database Des & Pro. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth learning experience around database modeling, design, and implementation. It is divided into two major sections. In the first section, Database Design, students learn to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model, a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. In the second section, Database Programming with SQL, students implement their database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL, the industry-standard database programming language. Students will gain extensive hands-on experience with databases. Upon completion of this course, students will have been prepared to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam if they wish to take it.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 522. Data Commun & Network Security. (3 Credits)

This course presents the fundamentals of data communications including communication media and equipment, protocols, network architectures, network hardware, and network software. The Internet is discussed in detail and used extensively in the course as a source of a variety of information pertinent to the content of the course. Network management objectives and techniques are presented and network security is discussed.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 523. Oracle Java Fundamental & Prog. (3 Credits)

This course lays the foundation for business students who have little to no programming experience to learn fundamental Java programming concepts and terminology. It is divided into two major modules. In the first module, Java Fundamentals, students learn the Alice, Greenfoot, and Eclipse Java development environments. The second module, Java Programming, is designed to build upon the knowledge gained from the Fundamentals module and further develop Java programming knowledge using the Java SE7 programming language.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 524. Systems Analysis & Design. (3 Credits)

This course presents a short overview of information systems followed by a comprehensive treatment of modern techniques of systems analysis and design. Each of the five steps in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is discussed in detail. A variety of case studies are considered and tools for systems analysis and design are presented. Extensive use is made of pertinent web sites.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 525. Advanced Auditing. (3 Credits)

Advanced Auditing Builds on the theory, concepts and techniques utilized by independent auditors gained by the student in completing Principles of Auditing; covers integrated audits of public companies; advanced topics concerning complex auditing judgments; and the auditor’s responsibility for detecting fraud in a financial statement audit. Case studies will be used to enable students to apply audit theory to actual situations. Infused throughout of this course is the application of Ethical Decision-Making Frameworks.

Prerequisites: B- or higher in ACCT 420.

MBA 526. Decision Support Systems. (3 Credits)

Decision Support Systems covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems. An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 527. Project Management. (3 Credits)

This course presents project management from a practical point of view. The course focuses on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. Numerous case studies are considered to help explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a projects life‐cycle. Software tools for project design and management are also presented and used.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 528. Oracle Business Applications. (3 Credits)

This course exposes students to enterprise applications that are used to manage core business operations globally. Students will learn fundamentals of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle’s Order to Cash and Procure to Pay business flows.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 529. Database Management. (3 Credits)

This course provides the basis for a practical approach to database creation and administration. The course presents the various steps required to create data models (relational, network, hierarchical). This course requires a basic knowledge of Microsoft® Access and focuses on various competencies within the MBA program: programming, manipulating data, communication, and management.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 530. Corporate Finance. (3 Credits)

Corporate Finance is a study of the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. This is a 3-credit course. It is required that students have had an undergraduate finance class or equivalent prior to attempting this class. This course focuses on three competencies within the MBA program: numeracy, decision-making, and communication. The financial and calculatory elements represent numeracy. This skill is then used to improve the decision-making ability of the financial manager. The decisions are then communicated, in this class, in written format to the end user (board, shareholders, and other stakeholders). It is also expected that financial practitioners will make decisions based upon ethical practices, therefore, ethical and spiritual development is also involved.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 532. Governmental Accounting. (3 Credits)

Governmental Accounting emphasizes the different characteristics of governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Topics include accounting for state and local government entities and the role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), the accountability for public funds, and the accounting and financial reporting in the non-for-profit sector. Not available to students who have completed ACCT 432.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 534. Mastering Analytics and Decision Making. (3 Credits)

MBA 535. GLOBL PRODUCT/OPER MGMT. (3 Credits)

MBA 540. Acct:Fin Analysis/Decision. (3 Credits)

This course is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 541. Mergers and Acquistions. (3 Credits)

this course builds on the broad spectrum of accounting knowledge gained in Intermediate Accounting, by exploring more advanced accounting issues related to intercorporate investments with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. This course will enable the students to apply U. S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for equity accounting, purchase accounting, intercompany transactions and transfer pricing, variable interest entities, consolidation of majority owned subsidiaries, and disposition of subsidiaries. This course will also further develop the student’s ability to prepare financial statements in accordance with U. S. GAAP. In this class the instructor will further engage the students in discussing U. S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards convergence issues and will cover the newest FASB and IASB pronouncements. Students in the MBA program will expand their research and written and oral presentation abilities in a project teamwork environment. 3cr. Not available to students that have taken ACCT 541.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 542. Six Sigma Process & Applicat. (3 Credits)

The Introduction to Six Sigma course introduces a method that organizes an operational improvement project into five components: define, measure, analyze, implement and control (DMAIC). Similar to a scientific research project, students will learn the Six Sigma process and how to use measures and statistics to make the right decisions to improve the effectiveness of organizational operations. This is an “application project course” and the project will be the most significant mediator of success and the final grade.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 543. Introduction to Lean. (3 Credits)

An Introduction to Lean introduces a series of concepts and practices directed toward improving customer value and reducing waste. Lean means creating more value to the customer with fewer resources. The course will focus on how to systematically expose unneeded processes, materials, and effort to make operations processes more effective and customer focused.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 544. People-Focused Management. (3 Credits)

MBA 546. Special Topics: Business & Industry. (3 Credits)

this class covers a wide range of emerging and existing topics and is designed to be flexible as to capture commercial and industrial innovation as they develop. One such example is water. By collaborating with the 123 organizations in SE Wisconsin that are in water as well as the Water Council, Water Institute and the New School of Fresh Water Sciences, we can prepare students for employment in specialty sectors. Another example is energy but, specific to employment in the SE Wisconsin’s industrial and commercial energy sector. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 548. LEED Associate & Accred Prof. (3 Credits)

Ecological economics addresses the distribution of wealth and the allocation of resources with a goal of efficiency, acknowledgement and rigorous assessment of the scale issue with a goal of optimality. This is what fundamentally distinguishes ecological economics from conventional or neoclassical economics. This business decision and natural science course gives full treatment to the efficiency standard, externalities, sustainability, socio-eco-economic measurement, food, energy, water, poverty, pollution, depletion, population and migration in our economic world. The course ends with a scientific research project that aims to improve both ecological and financial performance, showing clearly that both can be accomplished concurrently.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 549. Ecological Economics. (3 Credits)

addresses the distribution of wealth and the allocation of resources with a goal of efficiency, acknowledgement and rigorous assessment of the scale issue with a goal of optimality. This is what fundamentally distinguishes ecological economics from conventional or neoclassical economics. This business decision and natural science course gives full treatment to the efficiency standard, externalities, sustainability, socio-economic measurement, food, energy, water, poverty, pollution, depletion, population and migration in our economic world. The course ends with a scientific research project that aims to improve both ecological and financial performance, showing clearly that both can be accomplished concurrent.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 550. Strategic Marketing. (3 Credits)

Strategic Marketing is a study of the planning, implementation and control of the marketing function. Topics covered include: market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 552. Direct Marketing. (3 Credits)

Direct marketing is about using data to serve your customers and prospects the right message at the right time. In this course students will explore multiple forms of direct marketing tools and tactics and learn how to successfully implement direct marketing efforts. Topics also include targeting particular market segments, different types of media, media planning and buying, impactful writing, and creative execution.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 553. Sales Management. (3 Credits)

Sales Management is a study of the principles and practices in planning, organizing, and controlling sales forces. Selection, training, compensating, supervising and stimulating salespersons is emphasized.

Prerequisites: MBA 550.

MBA 554. Advertising Management. (3 Credits)

Advertising Management is the study of advertising in a context of marketing communication and integrated marketing. It covers all forms of promotion which exist to inform and persuade the diverse and fragmented audiences that seek goods, services and ideas. The course places the advertising function within a marketing framework while recognizing that advertising is both an art and a science.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 555. Small Business Management. (3 Credits)

Small Business Management is the study of the principles of management as applied to a small business with emphasis on the elements necessary to create a successful business operation. Development of a business plan will be the culmination of the course.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 556. Real Estate Management. (3 Credits)

Real Estate Management is a survey course which outlines the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives. This survey includes an overview of available investment instruments (capital, debt, securitization and government subsidized) and investor strategies for constant fluid markets.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 557. Sustainable Business Practices. (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to developing and implementing a successful program in the domain of sustainability and social responsibility. The student is introduced to methods of implementing technologies and practices and how to measure the consequent social and environmental performance. Reporting and presenting social and environmental performance is given full treatment. This class reveals the most widely used concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in the modern business organization. Likely to be the most important challenges of the 21st century, this overview addresses the essence of the emerging green economy.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 558. Real Estate Investment. (3 Credits)

Real Estate Investment is a survey course which outlines the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives. This includes an overview of available investment instruments, forms of ownership, financing instruments (capital, debt, securitization and government subsidized) and investor strategies for constant and fluid markets.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 560. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. (3 Credits)

MBA 562. Financial Analysis to Drive Business Growth. (3 Credits)

MBA 565. Supply Chain Management. (3 Credits)

Supply Chain Management is the study of the integration of organizational strategies, policies, and programs across organizations-- both the parent organization, supplier organizations, and sub-supplier organizations. Students in this course will examine supply chain management in both a domestic and global environment.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 569. Mgmt Science & Analytics. (3 Credits)

This course introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 570. Legal Aspects. (3 Credits)

This course encompasses both the study of the contemporary legal issues facing managers and the development of practical skills for analyzing decision-making from legal and ethical standpoints. Issues will be studied from the position of managerial decision-making with an emphasis on the establishment of well- grounded policies intended to prevent and resolve disputes.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 571. Environmental Law. (3 Credits)

Environment Law is the study of the federal, state, and common law administrative regulations and policies, and how all of these impact businesses and the natural environment.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 576. Fraud Management. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted. The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud; register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 577. Loss Prevention. (3 Credits)

Students will learn practical and strategic loss prevention techniques, and be able to apply them to business in a way that positively impacts sales and profits. Students will also learn how to provide safe and secure work environments. MBA 877 is an elective under the risk management MBA concentration.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 578. Marketing Research & Intellige. (3 Credits)

The purpose of this class is to understand market research concepts, methodologies, segmentation, sampling, interpretation and analysis of data, questionnaire writing and design, and how to present findings in a manner that benefit an organization and aid in strategic decisions. Research trends and ethics within market research will also be covered. The class will culminate in a final project and presentation.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 579. Strategic Innovation. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the practices necessary to stimulate and manage innovation in an organization. Students are given frameworks and methods for designing, developing, and implementing innovation in real work situations. The aim of the course is to provide the learner with the perspective and skill base necessary to lead innovation‐focused projects, people, and ventures. How to create an organizational culture for innovation and commensurate competencies will also be introduced. This course will emphasize how innovation tools and methods can be successfully employed in real work situations. Each module is designed to engage in a conceptual and experiential application of innovation practices. *Certificate: Students successfully completing this course will earn the Professional Innovators Certificate.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 587. Industry Leaders Sem Series. (3 Credits)

introduces the graduate student to best practices in business administration from the perspective of organizational leaders who give guest lectures for the students. Students get exposed to the culture, business and technical aspects of various industry types, and hone their professional networking skills. Series delivered over two semesters and combines on-campus and online components. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 588. MKTG/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZ. (3 Credits)

MBA 590. Strategic Management. (3 Credits)

This is a course incorporating utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 600. Compensation & Benefits. (3 Credits)

This course is a study of the the design and implementation of strategic-based compensation systems for organizational excellence. Topics include: business strategy and the compensation system; motivation and compensation philosophies; compensation planning and design; base, variable, and indirect pay processes; market pricing; total compensation strategies and practices, and “pay” system management issues and processes.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 605. Altern Dispute Resolution. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the practices and policies which are intended to manage and resolve disagreements with minimal cost and adversarial impact. Conciliation, meditation and arbitration are explored in both mandatory and voluntary settings. The application to disputes in business contexts is emphasized.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 610. Issues Human Res Management. (3 Credits)

Explore Human Resource Management and Development concepts that impact employee productivity and organizational effectiveness. Discover current methods and practical business applications that lead to employee engagement and retention by examining employee approaches that can unleash human expertise at the individual, group, and organizational levels.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 615. Employment & Labor Law. (3 Credits)

Labor and Employment Law studies the management and administration issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives. Strategies for successful self‐management, team building, and delegation will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 620. Economics and Public Policy of Health Care. (3 Credits)

Economics and Public Policy in Health Care is a study of the demand for health care compared to the supply of providers of health care services. Consideration is given to an economic analysis of health care policies with emphasis on the ethical implications of policy decisions.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 621. Financial Instit Management. (3 Credits)

Financial Institutions Management provides an understanding of the financial services industry with a focus on measuring and managing risks. It is designed for the practical application of measurement and management techniques, thus complex formula-driven techniques will be reviewed in concept.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 622. Intro to Insur and Risk Manage. (3 Credits)

Risk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management. Property, life, health and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in‐depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924‐ Health, Life and Social Insurance.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 623. Statutory Accounting. (3 Credits)

The course will deal with the unique accounting system for insurance, pension, and institutional decisions.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 624. Health,Life & Business Soc Ins. (3 Credits)

This course is an investigation of annuities, types of health and life insurance coverages, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, and old‐age insurance.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 625. Securities Analysis. (3 Credits)

Securities Analysis is the study of investment choices and the analysis of each for the investment decision. Stocks, bonds, derivatives, and mutual funds are all examined. Understanding the characteristics of securities and how to evaluate those using financial spreadsheets and internet applications toward making a capital decision is emphasized. This course is an elective in the Finance concentration area. It is also a suggested prerequisite for MBA 626/926 Portfolio Mathematics, also in the Finance concentration.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 626. Portfolio Math. (3 Credits)

Portfolio Mathematics emphasizes investment selection/decision/policy issues, key concepts in modern portfolio theory, methods of common stock valuation, understanding the essentials of fixed income securities, determinants of option pricing, and evaluating managers' performance.

Prerequisites: MBA 625/925.

MBA 627. ARM 54 Corporate Risk Mgmt. (3 Credits)

theory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 628. ARM 56 Corporate Risk Financin. (3 Credits)

Corporate Risk Financing is a study of the concepts and real world examples of risk financing evaluation and decision-making. We will explore the analysis and quantification of the cost of risk. The course will also explore the details of different risk financing techniques and the use of multiple techniques to finance different layers of losses from the same sources.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 641. Global Persp of Sprt & Ent Mgt. (3 Credits)

the purpose of this course is to create an awareness and understanding of the issues prevalent in the sport/entertainment business industry today while providing various perspectives and developing possible solutions. Sport/entertainment contemporary business issues will be studied and are intended to evoke critical discussions relative to the nuances of this vastly growing global industry. Specific functions of management such as decision making, conflict resolution, and compliance within the realm of the sport/entertainment industry will be discussed and debated. The course will emphasize the impact of international marketing and branding, societal implications, import/export strategies, considerations of host city bid process, and the globalization of sport/entertainment properties.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 642. Cont Princ of Hosp & Event Mgt. (3 Credits)

Contemporary Principles of Hospitality and Event Management focuses on the applications of industry knowledge and introduces students to the fundamentals and best practices of hospitality and event management. Students will be exposed to current industry policy, procedure, and standards through relevant, up to date resources and materials. This class provides students with an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities that are routinely faced by a manager in the context of events at entertainment, sport and event facilities.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 643. Integ Pub Rel and Social Media. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the field of public relations and its role in sport/entertainment management. A clear understanding of the differences between public relations and advertising, marketing, publicity, and promotion is provided. The basic areas of public relations covered include media relations and community relations, thus providing an understanding of public relations strategic planning process. Students will explore mainstream social media platforms and define their specific niche usability. Furthermore, students will be able to define social media platforms and be challenged to choose specific social media platforms as vehicles for a particular organization. Students will understand the relevance of social media as it pertains to entertainment, sport, and event management. Students will be challenged to develop effective content for various public relations and social media platforms; and will understand the importance of analytics, engagement of end markets and measurability of public relations and social media efforts. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 644. Integ Marketing & Brand Activa. (3 Credits)

This course includes an in-depth study of sport/entertainment marketing, brand activation strategies, and the influence they have in accomplishing objectives in today’s global marketplace. It involves a thorough review of the product, be it a good or a service, and details industry practices for developing, implementing and evaluating marketing and/or branded collaterals. Specific study will be placed on consumer/fan perceptions, consumer engagement strategies, return on investment, pricing, product placement, and building consumer relations and brand equity.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 645. Sponsorship, Sales & Fund Stra. (3 Credits)

This course delves into to the specific function/role of sales, sponsorship, and fundraising (cause marketing) in the sport, entertainment, hospitality, and event industry sectors. Topics such as inside/group/suite sales, sponsorship sales, sponsorship/partnership management, pricing strategies, value proposition, etc. will be discussed in this course. Students will participate in simulated course projects and experiential learning activities regarding the management of the sport, entertainment and hospitality industries.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 646. Event Mgmt & Activation. (3 Credits)

This course will enable the student to acquire an in‐depth knowledge of the specialized field of event management. Emphasis will be placed on the sport, entertainment, and hospitality industries. Students will be provided with a complete understanding of management techniques and strategies required for successful planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluations. Students will study objectives, strategies, and tactics of event management; identify costs for events and potential revenue streams; select venues; understand the event planning process; and understand the accommodation and management of guests at events. Emphasis will be placed on the simulated production and management of an event.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 685. Spec Topics-Health Care. (3 Credits)

This course will offer students the opportunity to explore many of the issues that are confronted in healthcare today. Healthcare has been moving in the direction that finds the public and businesses more concerned with the costs, quality of life, and the increasing role of government leading to the beginning of the debates to resolve these issues.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 686. Sustainabil & Social Entrepren. (3 Credits)

The adoption of the tenets of sustainability in all sectors of the economy continues to gain traction. This course introduces the graduate student to the triple bottom line of Sustainability (People, Planet and Profit) as related to the development of products and to Social Entrepreneurship concepts that guide how such a business is run. The course is designed to provide a student from any discipline a foundation on the key competencies embedded in sustainability and sustainable development. The focus of the course is on balancing a company’s need to maximize profits while also minimizing negative impact on the environment and maximizing positive social impact. Industry-relevant examples from the areas of healthcare and natural sciences are used to illustrate these concepts in a practical way.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 687. Intellectual Prop and Reg Issu. (3 Credits)

this course provides lectures and case studies on various aspect of intellectual property and regulatory matters as they relate to product development and commercialization. An overview is provided of the major forms of intellectual property (IP): patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. IP issues as they pertain to the business of product development are presented through case studies and lectures. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 688. New Venture Form & Bus Develop. (3 Credits)

This course provides brief lectures on the process of writing a business plan suited to a new venture (or acquiring a growing concern) that a student is interested in starting, as well as lectures on business development. Class is taught both as lecture and in regular mentoring sessions between the student and the faculty mentor(s) they are assigned, to guide them through the process of writing their own business plan. Weekly exercises are provided, with feedback given to the student each week to prepare them for the next step in the process, until a complete business plan is written. Students also gain an understanding of the business development process associated with commercializing a product or service within a company.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 800. Managerial Economics. (3 Credits)

provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 802. Publicity and Public Relations. (3 Credits)

examines the techniques and strategies used to gain public support for an individual or organization. How spokespersons are selected and used to project policy are examined along with the use of techniques, such as interview and speech opportunities. A special emphasis is placed on integrating strategies and tools used by professionals to market a product or idea, increase sales, or change an organization's positioning or reputation. Campaigns are analyzed through a management approach that stresses strategic planning and implementation techniques. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 803. Ethics & Org Leadership. (3 Credits)

this course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 804. Management Nonprofit Org. (3 Credits)

students will apply the principles of designing a nonprofit organization and the means for a successful launch. Students will learn to identify and research entities that support the efforts of nonprofit organizations including funding for maximum impact in the community. Students will examine nonprofit practices in human resource development, organizational development and apply strategies for nonprofit sector success in a managerial role. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 805. Graduate School Success. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to level set graduate students on the five competency areas of the Concordia University MBA program: ethical and spiritual development, numeracy, communication, problem solving, and cultural understanding. Course work will position incoming students to understand the Concordia University graduate learning environment and to reach his or her God-given potential as a student. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 807. Fin Mgmt Nonprofit Orgs. (3 Credits)

focuses on the specific elements of nonprofit financial management, explores the differences in not-for-profit accounting standards, including contribution accounting, program designation of operating expenses, sources of revenue, budgeting, and governmental reporting requirements. Financial analysis, cost accounting, auditing, cash flow management, and internal and management controls are examined. Students will develop and analyze financial reports for effective financial management. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 808. Software Test & Qlty Assurance. (3 Credits)

MBA 810. Applied Statistics. (3 Credits)

studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs. Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 811. Social Marketing Strategies. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to help the student understand the social media revolution; the concepts, tools and applications. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 812. Nonprofit Fundrais Grant Write. (3 Credits)

examines the aspects, importance, and significance of fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Management of the fundraising function including the elements of information management and donor research will be explored. Students will understand the importance of relationship building as a fundraising strategy and apply the principles of fundraising research for nonprofit organizations. Students will engage in effective grant writing to develop a “case for support” and for sustaining a nonprofit organization. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 813. Bus Found Admin Professions. (3 Credits)

this course is suggested for incoming students that need to fulfill MBA core prerequisite requirements; however, it can be taken by any student as a refresher of business administrative practices. This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration in organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as administrators. Fulfills all core prerequisite requirements. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 814. Corp Governance & Board Dev. (3 Credits)

This course examines the critical elements of a policy governance model for nonprofits. Students will develop a board policy manual, learn to write board policies, develop skills for practicing policy governance, and acquire skills for implementing this governance model in a nonprofit organization. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 816. Legal Issues in Nonprofit Org. (3 Credits)

students will understand the background of the legal issues for nonprofit management and the differences between public and private entities. Students will recognize the specific rules and regulations surrounding the nonprofit sector as they apply to local, state, and federal entities including the IRS and create a reporting mechanism for oversight. The intersection of governance models, role of nonprofit board of directors, fundraising regulations, and service to the community will be examined. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 820. Management Information Systems. (3 Credits)

concerns managing the use of technology, emphasizing computer systems, in providing the information systems that effectively support organizations and allow them to meet their goals. Fundamental concepts of information systems and their underlying technology are presented in the framework of tools for personal and managerial problem solving. Foundational information systems concepts, along with terminology, ethical issues, application and hands-on system use are explored. Additional topics include system capabilities, system abilities, and the role of intelligence in information systems. Coursework combines assignments that directly apply concepts from the textbook reading along with projects that allow students to extend their learning and apply it to practical applications. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

MBA 821. Oracle Acad Database Des & Pro. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to provide students with an in-depth learning experience around database modeling, design, and implementation. It is divided into two major sections. In the first section, Database Design, students learn to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model, a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. In the second section, Database Programming with SQL, students implement their database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL, the industry-standard database programming language. Students will gain extensive hands-on experience with databases. Upon completion of this course, students will have been prepared to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam if they wish to take it. 3 credits..

Prerequisite: None

MBA 822. Data Commun & Network Security. (3 Credits)

presents the fundamentals of data communications including communication media and equipment, protocols, network architectures, network hardware, and network software. The Internet is discussed in detail and used extensively in the course as a source of a variety of information pertinent to the content of the course. Network management objectives and techniques are presented and network security is discussed. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 823. Oracle Java Fundamental & Prog. (3 Credits)

this course lays the foundation for business students who have little to no programming experience to learn fundamental Java programming comcepts and terminology. Is is divided into two major modules. In the first module, Java fundamantals, students learn the Alice, Greenfoot, and Eclipse Java development environments. The second module, Java Programming, is designed to build upon the knowledge gained from the Fundamentals module and further develop Java programming knowledge using the Java SE7 programming language.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 824. Systems Anal & Design. (3 Credits)

presents a short overview of information systems followed by a comprehensive treatment of modern techniques of systems analysis and design. Each of the five steps in the Systems Design Life Cycle (SDLC) is discussed in detail. A variety of case studies are considered and tools for systems analysis and design are presented. Extensive use is made of pertinent web sites. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 825. Advanced Auditing. (3 Credits)

MBA 826. Decision Support System. (3 Credits)

covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems. An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 827. Project Management. (3 Credits)

presents project management from a practical point of view. The course focuses on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. Numerous case studies are considered to help explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a projects life-cycle. Software tools for project design and management are also presented and used. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 828. Oracle Business Applications. (3 Credits)

this course exposes students to enterprise applications that are used to manage core business operations globally. Students will gain an overview of Oracle Financials and Oracle Supply Chain Management functionality and learn how these applications support the core business processes of an organization. Students will also gain hands-on exposure to the Oracle software. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 829. Database Management. (3 Credits)

provides the basis for a practical approach to database creation and administration. The course presents the various steps required to create data models (relational, network, hierarchical). This course focuses on various competencies within the MBA program: programming, manipulating data, communication, and management of technology. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: a basic knowledge of Microsoft Access.

MBA 830. Corporate Finance. (3 Credits)

studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: undergraduate finance or equivalent.

MBA 832. Governmental Accounting. (3 Credits)

emphasizes the different characteristics of governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Topics include accounting for state and local government entities and the role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), the accountability for public funds, and the accounting & financial reporting in the not-for-profit sector. Not available to students who have completed ACCT 432. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 840. Acct:Finan Anal/Decision. (3 Credits)

is an integral part of business management. The course focuses on business financial management from a firm’s perspective, particularly from the perspective of a multinational enterprise. It examines some important topics of international financial management such as causes for foreign direct investment, international trade and balance of payments, foreign exchange and exchange risk management, and international capital budgeting. It provides a conceptual framework within which the key financial decision of a multinational firm can be analyzed. There are no prerequisites for this course. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 841. Mergers and Acquistions. (3 Credits)

This course builds on the broad spectrum of accounting knowledge gained in Intermediate Accounting, by exploring more advanced accounting issues related to intercorporate investments with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. This course will enable the students to apply U. S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for equity accounting, purchase accounting, intercompany transactions and transfer pricing, variable interest entities, consolidation of majority owned subsidiaries, and disposition of subsidiaries. This course will also further develop the student’s ability to prepare financial statements in accordance with U. S. GAAP. In this class the instructor will further engage the students in discussing U. S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards convergence issues and will cover the newest FASB and IASB pronouncements. Students in the MBA program will expand their research and written and oral presentation abilities in a project teamwork environment. Not available to students that have taken ACCT 541. 3 credit

Prerequisite: None

MBA 842. Six Sigma Process & Applicat. (3 Credits)

the Introduction to Six Sigma course introduces a method that organizes an operational improvement project into five components: define, measure, analyze, implement and control (DMAIC). Similar to a scientific research project, students will learn the Six Sigma process and how to use measures and statistics to make the right decisions to improve the effectiveness of organizational operations. This is an “application project course” and the project will be the most significant mediator of success and the final grade. 3 credits. Certificate: Students successfully completing this courses can obtain the associated certificate.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 843. Introduction to Lean. (3 Credits)

an Introduction to Lean introduces a series of concepts and practices directed toward improving customer value and reducing waste. Lean means creating more value to the customer with fewer resources. The course will focus on how to systematically expose unneeded processes, materials, and effort to make operations processes more effective and customer focused. 3crs. Certificate: Students successfully completing this courses can obtain the associated certificate.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 845. MBA Internship. (1-3 Credits)

The internship experience provides the student with a practical application experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students must work in an approved business site for a minimum of 120 hours to practice skills discusses in other MBA classes. All sites are to be approved by the MBA internship instructor. International students must have their I-20s signed by the school’s designated school official before they begin this experience.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 846. Special Topics: Business & Industry. (3 Credits)

this class covers a wide range of emerging and existing topics and is designed to be flexible as to capture commercial and industrial innovation as they develop. One such example is water. By collaborating with the 123 organizations in SE Wisconsin that are in water as well as the Water Council, Water Institute and the New School of Fresh Water Sciences, we can prepare students for employment in specialty sectors. Another example is energy but, specific to employment in the SE Wisconsin’s industrial and commercial energy sector. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 847. Industrial Ecology. (3 Credits)

is a STEM based systematic analysis of global, regional and local material and energy flows and uses that are associated with products, processes, industrial sectors, infrastructure, and sustainable development. Energy consumption, non-renewable and renewable materials consumption, air pollutant emissions, waterborne pollutant effluents and solid waste generation associated with commercial and industrial activities are tracked and documented as part of this body of knowledge. These measures and consequent analyses are the foundation of industrial ecology, which seeks to design and manage products and services that meet human needs in an environmentally sustainable manner. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 848. LEED Associate & Accred Prof. (3 Credits)

this course will utilize the Environmental Studentship facility as a technological demonstration site for hand on experiences. This is a “how to” course that introduces tools, instruments and measures of the modern sustainably designed building. It prepare students to become an expert in sustainable operations and maintenance of existing buildings as a LEED AP with specialization in USGBC’s LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance Rating System. This rating system considers buildings over their entire life-cycle, and provides a means of maintaining existing buildings that already have sustainable features in place to ensure the continued reduction of environmental and human health impacts. 3crs. Certificate: Students successfully completing this courses can obtain the associated certificate.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 849. Ecological Economics. (3 Credits)

Ecological economics addresses the distribution of wealth and the allocation of resources with a goal of efficiency, acknowledgement and rigorous assessment of the scale issue with a goal of optimality. This is what fundamentally distinguishes ecological economics from conventional or neoclassical economics. This business decision and natural science course gives full treatment to the efficiency standard, externalities, sustainability, socio-economic measurement, food, energy, water, poverty, pollution, depletion, population and migration in our economic world. The course ends with a scientific research project that aims to improve both ecological and financial performance, showing clearly that both can be accomplished concurrent.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 850. Strategic Marketing. (3 Credits)

studies the planning, implementation and control of the marketing function. Topics covered include: market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 852. Direct Marketing. (3 Credits)

introduces the concepts, strategies, and applications involved in direct marketing, including direct mail, lead generation, circulation, relationship-loyalty programs, store-traffic building, fund raising, pre-selling, and research. Topics include launching direct marketing programs, planning and market segmentation, promotion, media selection, list management, creative process, production, pricing, customer service, and response/performance measurement. The course includes examination of all major direct marketing media: direct mail, broadcast (including the Internet and other technologies), print advertising, catalogs, telemarketing, inserts and videos. The measurability and accountability of direct marketing and the relationship to the total marketing mix are stressed. The fundamentals of the new direct marketing methods involving the Internet are also explored and put into practice in this course. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 853. Sales Management. (3 Credits)

studies the principles and practices in planning, organizing, and controlling sales force. Selection, training, compensating, supervising and stimulating salespersons is emphasized. The art of effective selling is explored with emphasis on conduct and attitude, and persuasive techniques. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 854. Advertising Management. (3 Credits)

is the study of advertising in a context of marketing communication and integrated marketing. It covers all forms of promotion which exist to inform and persuade the diverse and fragmented audiences that seek goods, services and ideas. The course places the advertising function within a marketing framework while recognizing that advertising is both an art and a science. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 855. Small Business Management. (3 Credits)

studies the principles of management as applied to a small business with emphasis on the elements necessary to create a successful business operation. Development of a business plan will be the culmination of the course. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 856. Real Estate Management. (3 Credits)

is a survey course which outlines the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives. This survey includes an overview of available investment instruments (capital, debt, securitization and government subsidized) and investor strategies for constant fluid markets. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 857. Sustainable Business Practices. (3 Credits)

An introduction to developing and implementing a successful program in the domain of sustainability and social responsibility. The student is introduced to methods of implementing technologies and practices and how to measure the consequent social and environmental performance. Reporting and presenting social and environmental performance is given full treatment. This class reveals the most widely used concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in the modern business organization. Likely to be the most important challenges of the 21stcentury, this overview addresses the essence of the emerging green economy. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 858. Real Estate Investment. (3 Credits)

is a survey course which outlines the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives. This includes an overview of investment instruments, forms of ownerships, financing instruments (capital, debt, securitization and government subsidized) and investor strategies for constant fluid markets. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 865. Supply Chain Management. (3 Credits)

is the study of the integration of organizational strategies, policies, and programs across organizations) both the parent organization, supplier organizations, and sub-supplier organizations. This course examines supply chain management in both a domestic and global environment. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 869. Mgmt Science & Analytics. (3 Credits)

this course introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects. 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: None

MBA 870. Legal Aspects of Business. (3 Credits)

entails the study of the contemporary and legal issues facing managers and the development of practical skills for analyzing decision-making from both the legal and ethical standpoints. Issues will be studied from the position of managerial decision-making with an emphasis on the establishment of sound, well-grounded policies intended to prevent and resolve disputes. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 871. Environmental Law. (3 Credits)

Environment Law is the study of the federal, state, and common law, administrative regulations and policies and how all of these impact businesses and natural environ and regulations and the administrative and statutory provisions and policies impacting business and natural environment, and human interaction with it. Pre-requisite: None; 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 875. Business Ethics. (3 Credits)

MBA 876. Fraud Management. (3 Credits)

is designed to provide students with a basis understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted. The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 877. Loss Prevention. (3 Credits)

students will learn practical and strategic loss prevention techniques, and be able to apply them to business in a way that positively impacts sales and profits. Students will also learn how to provide safe and secure work environments. This course is an elective under the risk management MBA concentration. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 878. Marketing Research & Intellige. (3 Credits)

students will learn to target markets by leveraging the use of marketing research and analytics. The reasons for marketing research, and how to analyze the data derived from multiple forms such as surveys, sales reports and logs, and social media are put into practice. Students will learn how marketing intelligence can help realize full marketing growth potential, and its impact on profitability. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 879. Strategic Innovation. (3 Credits)

(required for students completing the Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration) This course is designed to introduce students to the practices necessary to stimulate and manage innovation in an organization. Students are given frameworks and methods for designing, developing, and implementing innovation in real work situations. The aim of the course is to provide the learner with the perspective and skill base necessary to lead innovation-focused projects, people, and ventures. How to create an organizational culture for innovation and commensurate competencies will also be introduced. This course will emphasize how innovation tools and methods can be successfully employed in real work situations. Each module is designed to engage in a conceptual and experiential application of innovation practices. 3 credit hours. *Certificate: Students successfully completing this course will earn the Professional Innovators Certificate.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 880. Leadership/Organizational Beha. (3 Credits)

MBA 885. Topics in Health Care. (3 Credits)

MBA 886. Sustainabil & Social Entrepren. (3 Credits)

introduces the graduate student to the triple bottom line of sustainability (people, profit, planet) as related to pharmaceutical and chemical product development; and, to social entrepreneurship concepts that guide how such a business is run. The focus of the course is on balancing a company’s need to maximize profits, while also minimizing negative impact on the environment, and maximizing positive social impact. Industry-relevant examples are used, to illustrate these concepts in a practical way. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 887. Intellectual Prop and Reg Issu. (3 Credits)

the Industry Leaders Seminar Series introduces the graduate student to best practices in business administration from the perspective of organizational leaders who give guest lectures for the students. Students get exposed to the culture, business and technical aspects of various industry types, and hone their professional networking skills. Series delivered over two semesters and combines on-campus and online components. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 888. New Venture Form & Bus Develop. (3 Credits)

this course provides brief lectures on the process of writing a business plan, suited to a new venture (or acquiring a growing concern) that a student is interested in starting, as well as lectures on business development. Class is taught both as lecture and in regular mentoring sessions between the student and the faculty mentor(s) they are assigned, to guide them through the process of writing their own business plan. Weekly exercises are provided, with feedback given to the student each week to prepare them for the next step in the process, until a complete business plan is written. Students also gain an understanding of the business development process, associated with commercializing a product or service within a company. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 890. Strategic Management. (3 Credits)

incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 900. Compensation & Benefits. (3 Credits)

studies the design and implementation of strategic-based compensation systems for organizational excellence. Topics include: business strategy and the compensation system; motivation and compensation philosophies; compensation planning and design; base, carriable, and indirect pay processes; market pricing; total compensation strategies and practices, and “pay” system management issues and processes. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 905. Alterntv Dispute Resolu. (3 Credits)

focuses on the practices and policies which are intended to manage and resolve disagreements with minimal cost and adversarial impact. Conciliation, meditation and arbitration are explored in both mandatory and voluntary settings. The application to disputes in business contexts is emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 910. Issues-Human Resour Management. (3 Credits)

Explore Human Resource Management and Development concepts that impact employee productivity and organizational effectiveness. Discover current methods and practical business applications that lead to employee engagement and retention by examining employee approaches that can unleash human expertise at the individual, group, and organizational levels.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 915. Labor & Employment Law. (3 Credits)

studies the management and administration issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives. Strategies for successful self-management, team building, and delegation will be emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 920. Economics and Public Policy of Health Care. (3 Credits)

is a study of the demand for health care compared to the supply of providers of health care services. Consideration is given to an economic analysis of health care policies with emphasis on the ethical implications of policy decisions. Prerequisite recommended: MBA 500/800. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 921. Financial Instit Mgmt. (3 Credits)

provides an understanding of the financial services industry with a focus on measuring and managing risks. It is designed for the practical application of measurement and management techniques, thus complex formula-driven techniques will be reviewed in concept. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 922. Intro to Insur and Risk Manage. (3 Credits)

is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management. Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in-depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924- Health, Life and Social Insurance. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 923. Statutory Accounting. (3 Credits)

deals with the unique accounting system for insurance, pension, and institutional decisions. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 924. Hlth,Life & Bus Soc Ins. (3 Credits)

investigates annuities, types of health and life coverages, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, and old-age insurance. 3 credits. 70 Concordia University Accelerated Learning Centers and Off Campus Offerings

Prerequisite: None

MBA 925. Securities Analysis. (3 Credits)

is the study of investment choices and the analysis of each for the investment decision. Stocks, bonds, derivatives, and mutual funds are all examined. Understanding the characteristics of securities and how to evaluate them using financial spreadsheets and internet applications toward making a capital decision is emphasized. This course is intended as a requirement in the Finance emphasis area and requires Corporate Finance as a prerequisite. It also intended to be a prerequisite for Portfolio Mathematics. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 926. Portfolio Mathematics. (3 Credits)

emphasizes investment selection/decision/policy issues, key concepts in modern portfolio theory, methods of common stock valuation, understanding the essentials of fixed income securities, determinants of option pricing, and evaluating managers’ performance. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: MBA 625/925.

MBA 927. ARM 54 Corporate Risk Mgmt. (3 Credits)

theory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 928. ARM 56 Corporate Risk Financin. (3 Credits)

explores the concepts and real world examples of risk financing evaluation and decisions. This course covers theory and application of various aspects of risk and the analysis and quantification of the cost of risk. The course will also explore the details of different risk financing techniques and the use of multiple techniques to finance different layers of losses from the same sources. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 941. Global Persp of Sprt & Ent Mgt. (3 Credits)

the purpose of this course is to create an awareness and understanding of the issues prevalent in the sport/entertainment business industry today while providing various perspectives and developing possible solutions. Sport/entertainment contemporary business issues will be studied and are intended to evoke critical discussions relative to the nuances of this vastly growing global industry. Specific functions of management such as decision making, conflict resolution, and compliance within the realm of the sport/entertainment industry will be discussed and debated. The course will emphasize the impact of international marketing and branding, societal implications, import/export strategies, considerations of host city bid process, and the globalization of sport/entertainment properties. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 942. Cont Princ of Hosp & Event Mgt. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on the applications of industry knowledge and introduces students to the fundamentals and best practices of hospitality, and event management. Students will be exposed to current industry policy, procedure, and standards through relevant, up to date resources/ materials and comprehensive case studies. This class provides students with an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities that are routinely faced by a manager in the context of local, national and international events at entertainment, sport and event facilities. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 943. Integ Pub Rel and Social Media. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the field of public relations and its role in sport/entertainment management. A clear understanding of the differences between public relations and advertising, marketing, publicity, and promotion is provided. The basic areas of public relations covered include media relations and community relations, thus providing an understanding of public relations strategic planning process. Students will explore mainstream social media platforms and define their specific niche usability. Furthermore, students will be able to define social media platforms and be challenged to choose specific social media platforms as vehicles for a particular organization. Students will understand the relevance of social media as it pertains to entertainment, sport, and event management. Students will be challenged to develop effective content for various public relations and social media platforms; and will understand the importance of analytics, engagement of end markets and measurability of public relations and social media efforts. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 944. Integ Marketing & Brand Activa. (3 Credits)

this course includes an in-depth study of sport/entertainment marketing, brand activation strategies, and the influence it has in accomplishing objectives in today’s global marketplace. It involves a thorough review of the product, be it a good or a service, and details industry practices for developing, implementing and evaluating marketing and/or branded collaterals. Specific study will be placed on consumer/fan perceptions, consumer engagement strategies, return on investment, pricing, product placement, and building consumer relations and brand equity. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MBA 945. Sponsorship, Sales & Fund Stra. (3 Credits)

this course delves into to the specific function/role of sales, sponsorship, and fundraising (cause marketing) in the sport, entertainment, hospitality, and event industry sectors. Topics such as inside/group/suite sales, sponsorship sales, sponsorship/partnership management, pricing strategies, value proposition, etc. will be discussed in this course. Students will partake in simulated course projects and experiential learning activities and managing the sport, entertainment and hospitality industries respectively. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 946. Event Mgmt & Activation. (3 Credits)

this course is designed to acquire an in-depth knowledge about the specialized field of event management; emphasis will be placed on the following broad based sectors including but not limited to sport, entertainment, and hospitality industries. Students will be provided with a complete understanding of management techniques and strategies required for successful planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluations. Students will study objectives, strategies, and tactics of event management; identify costs for events and potential revenue streams; select host cities and venues; understand the event planning process; and understand the accommodation and management of guests at events. Emphasis will be placed on the simulated production and management of an actual event.3 credits

Prerequisite: None

MBA 985. Spec Topics-Health Care. (3 Credits)

offers students the opportunity to explore many of the issues that are confronted in health care today. Health care has been moving in the direction that finds the public and businesses more concerned with the costs, quality of life, and the increasing role of government leading to the beginning of the debates to resolve these issues. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None