Learning Goals & Objectives Master of Business Administration

GOALS

OBJECTIVES

ACCOUNTING

  1. Understand the financial reporting environment and the financial statements interconnectivity
  2. Understand the accounting equation and the financial statement elements
  3. Understand basic financial ratios 
  4. Understand the basic cost terminology (product versus period costs and fixed versus variable costs)
  5. Recognize relevant information for decision making 

FINANCE

  1. Students will have a solid foundation in financial principles (agency problems, time value of money, risk/return tradeoff, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, etc.)Students will understand basic concepts, practices and issues in operations and supply chain management.
  2. Students will understand basic concepts, practices and issues in operations and supply chain management.
  3. Students will understand the role and value of technology and analytical methods for strategic and tactical decision-making
  4. Students will be able to apply technology and quantitative methods to address business problems.
  5. Students will be able to communicate the impact of analyses to decision-makers.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  1. Students should have familiarity with current digital technologies and Information Technology (IT) management trends (e.g., current technology projects, current trends such as SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud), cybersecurity, BYOD, etc.).
  2. Students should understand the positive and negative impacts of Information Technology (IT) on organizations, society, and global economies (e.g., competitiveness, efficiency, effectiveness, IS careers, IS entrepreneurs, digital divide, e-waste, sustainability, global IT spend, global IT provision.
  3. Students should be able to identify the best practices for managing Information Technology (IT)-enabled projects (e.g., system development methods, project management, change management, ERP, CRM)
  4. Students should have a broad understanding of Information Technology (IT) governance within organizations, including strategy formulation, role of CIO, budgets, committees, and sourcing.
  5. Students should understand the determinants of individual and organizational technology adoption (e.g., technology attributes, social system attributes).

LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

  1. Students will understand statistical principles and methods for critical analysis of business operations.
  2. Students will understand basic concepts, practices and issues in operations and supply chain management.
  3. Students will understand the role and value of technology and analytical methods for strategic and tactical decision-making
  4. Students will be able to apply technology and quantitative methods to address business problems.
  5. Students will be able to communicate the impact of analyses to decision-makers.

MANAGEMENT

  1. Can explain which factors are involved in managing organizational change and can evaluate organization change efforts
  2. Can describe the concept of motivation, analyze individual and environmental motivating factors, and manage employee motivation in the organization
  3. Can identify and explain concepts related to groups/teams and apply them to analyze group/team dynamics
  4. Can identify and explain concepts related to influence and apply them to analyze effective influence efforts
  5. Can define and explain concepts related to organizational culture and apply them to analyze existing organizational culture

MARKETING

  1. Student will understand the basic function of marketing, the strategic marketing process, consumer behavior, and how marketing contributes to organizational performance and customer value.
  2. Students will be able to analyze market segments, identify target markets, and effectively position brands.
  3. Students will be able to assess product and branding strategies.
  4. Students will understand integrated marketing communications and how to effectively use mass, digital, and personal channels of communication.
  5. Student will understand various product/service channel structures and associated pricing strategies.

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The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business