Lee Business School | MBA Programs

Curriculum

The new MBA degree, which takes effect in Fall 2012, requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved course work, including the completion of the 30 credit hours of the Core Courses, three credit hours of Capstone, and 9 credit hours of elective courses.  For the previous curriculum, please click here.

Current students can choose to go with the program they started with or opt for the new program.

For different options available in the new MBA Program, please click here.

MBA Core Course Requirements

(30 credit hours – all MBA core requirements are 3 credit hours)

MBA 761 - Accounting for Managers

Fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting. Topics include accounting's conceptual framework, preparation and analysis of financial statements, current topics in financial reporting, ethical and legal responsibilities in financial reporting, cost-volume profit analysis, tactical decisions making, budgeting and accounting for management control.

MBA 763 - Leadership, Teams, and Individuals

Provides overview of research of theory on organizational behavior with emphasis on the skills required for managerial effectiveness in modern complex organizations including motivating and leading employees, developing effective teams, and managerial communication responsibilities.

MBA 765 - Financial Decision Making

Focuses on corporate financial management, including cash flow planning, capital budgeting, security valuation, and financing decisions. Includes the concepts of marketing efficiency and optimal capital structure. Provides useful set of tools to improve the efficiency of business and personal financial decisions.

MBA 767 - Market Opportunity Analysis

Theory and practice of marketing fundamentals applied to the market opportunity analysis. Focus on the marketing concept, planning, internal analysis, industry analysis, customer analysis, segmentation, competitive strategies and strategy formulation, product and pricing decision, positioning, forecasting, and profitability of opportunities.

MBA 769 - Applied Economic Analysis

Intensive application of the principles of microeconomic theory to business management problems. Presumes no previous knowledge of economics but moves rapidly to a thorough understanding of the tools of price theory. Topics include scarcity, choice, supply, demand, production, cost, competition, monopoly, present value and decision-making under risk.

MBA 771 - Law and Ethics

Deals with legal, regulatory, and ethical environments of business. Provides foundation for recognizing and analyzing legal and ethical issues facing managers. Case studies applying both legal and ethical analysis featured.

MBA 773 - Managing Information

Overview of contemporary information systems and technology issues. Technical, behavioral, organizational and competitive perspectives reviewed. Issues related to impact of information systems on organizational processes and work practices. Information system strategies, technology implementation and systems analysis and design.

MBA 775 - Data Modeling and Analysis

Intensive seminar/workshop applying statistical analysis to topics and problems encountered by business managers. Presumes no previous exposure to statistics but moves rapidly to the mastery of statistical analysis on spreadsheet software. Topics include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple regression, and multiple regression.

MBA 779 - Managing Supply Chains

Study of the integration of the key value-adding activities across a network of firms that produce raw materials, transform them into intermediate and then end products, and finally distribute these to end users. Topics include purchasing and supplier relationships, inventory and quality management, distribution, customer relationship management, service response logistics, and future trends in supply chain management.

MBA 785 - Global Business

Problems and opportunities of business in a global context. Examines economic, institutional, cultural, and legal issues faced by companies involved in international business and analyzes their effect on business decisions including: product design, production and marketing, human resources strategy, investment analysis, financial strategy, and risk management.

Elective Courses

(9 credit hours – all MBA elective courses are 3 credit hours)

FIN 708 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Studies major decision-making areas of managerial finance and some selected topics in financial theory. Emphasis on the application of the theory and practice of business asset management, financing choice, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. Current topics, such as corporate acquisitions, restructuring, and underwriting covered as appropriate.

FIN 710 - Investment Management

Theoretical and practical analysis of investment environment and process. Focuses on characteristics, valuation. and management of various financial instruments, such as common stock, corporate bonds, options and futures. Students learn how to establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio, and estimate risk-return trade-offs, and evaluate investment performance.

MGT 709 - New Venture Creation

Concerned with development of the business tools and skills necessary to successfully create an entrepreneurial venture. Focus includes evaluation of new venture opportunities, obtaining capital and other resources, personnel issues, business operations, and legal considerations. Students will prepare and present a business plan.

MGT 710 - New Venture Feasibility

Developing and managing entrepreneurial organizations. Examines why firms succeed or fail; growth and organizational effectiveness; management systems; and entrepreneur transition.

MKT 720 - Customer Satisfaction & Service Quality Measurement

Design, analysis, interpretation, and communication of measurement and multivariate techniques to assess customer satisfaction, service quality and related marketing issues. Includes scaling, sampling, data collection, reliability and validity.

MKT 777 - Services Marketing

Marketing problems and strategies specific to service industries. Differences in the marketing of intangibles and services. Emphasis on services in general, rather than any particular industry. Concepts applied to such service of the art information for marketing in today's changing environment. Key topics include: competitive advantage, segmentation, relationship development, and competitive positioning.

Other 700 level courses offered by the Lee Business School may be used as electives with prior approval.

Capstone Course

(3 credit hours)

MBA 787 – Strategic Management

Integrates knowledge from specialized functional courses into a CEO perspective. Moves beyond a repertoire of generic strategies toward the formation of unique, firm-specific strategies. Builds effective strategies in complex organizational contexts.

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