Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

MBA • Business Administration

MBA 500 · Principles of Business Administration   3 Credits

Development of skills and tools necessary for success in the MBA program. Students engage in fundamental research, use critical thinking skills, and improve writing skills while integrating the essentials of business management.

MBA 510 · Accounting Reporting and Analysis   3 Credits

Application of accounting principles and theories. Students analyze and interpret financial statements; apply budgeting and control, variance, and costing concepts; and gain an understanding of the essentials of managing the accounting processes.

MBA 520 · Financial Management and Decision Making   3 Credits

Analysis of business conditions and the development of rational solutions based on sound financial practices. Students acquire managerial skills for budget operations, accessing capital, and investing in resources. Students evaluate shareholder value-maximizing goals within an ethical and biblical framework.

Prerequisite: MBA 510 Accounting Reporting and Analysis.

MBA 530 · Managerial Economics in a Global Economy   3 Credits

Examination of economic theory in planning and strategic decision-making. Students apply economic theory in business decision-making including the analysis of supply and demand determinants, consumer behavior, unemployment, market structures, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, and the effects of globalization.

MBA 540 · Business Law and Ethics   3 Credits

Jurisprudence augmented with a historical review of the U.S. legal system. Students review managerial skills and models to resolve ethical challenges in corporate governance along with the rudiments of legalities in organizations.

MBA 550 · Business Analytics for Decision Making   3 Credits

Utilization of critical thinking skills and quantitative data analysis for evidence-based, strategic decision making. Students employ quantitative and qualitative decision-making techniques in order to identify new opportunities and enhance competitive position.

MBA 560 · Technology and Innovation   3 Credits

Review and application of methodologies and frameworks for managing intellectual capital and knowledge to achieve organizational innovation and the efficient use of technologies. Students explore emerging information technologies (IT) to formulate organizational processes, policies, and employee/customer support infrastructures essential for advancing organization-wide innovation.

MBA 570 · Leading Organizational Change   3 Credits

Evaluation and assessment of models to initiate change, create buy-in, and address resistance for improved organizational performance. Students examine the leadership of people and processes through contemporary models and approaches.

MBA 580 · Strategic Marketing and E-Commerce   3 Credits

Examination of advances in business enterprise marketing within a global context. Students explore marketing tools and their application to decision making in a digital age, and evaluate marketing strategy in consumer and business environments from national, global, and biblical perspectives.

MBA 590 · Operations and Supply Chain Management   3 Credits

Evaluation of operations and supply chain management practices within multinational settings. Students employ management concepts related to controlling, planning, and directing people, materials, and facilities in the organizational supply chain.

MBA 600 · Strategic Management   3 Credits

Examination of tactics and procedures for defining organizational mission, vision, and capacity. Students analyze the development and execution of quantifiable strategic goals in internal and external environments for organizational effectiveness.

Prerequisites: MBA 500, MBA 510, MBA 520, MBA 530, MBA 540, MBA 550, MBA 560, MBA 570, MBA 580, and MBA 590.

MBA 690 · MBA Capstone   3 Credits

Mastery of management theories and principles. Students conduct research, apply critical thinking skills, demonstrate ethical decision making, communicate professionally, and apply advanced business management concepts.

Prerequisites: MBA 500, MBA 510, MBA 520, MBA 530, MBA 540, MBA 550, MBA 560, MBA 570, MBA 580, MBA 590, and MBA 600.