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Master of Business Administration
 

BA 400   Advanced Management (4 units)
   

This course will offer a study of business management focusing on formal organizations and management principles, management styles, organizational structures, organization dynamics, motivation and methods of communications. The course also provides information about performance appraisal, total quality management and just-in-time methodologies.

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  BA 402   Organizational Behavior
    The course will cover organizational behavior focusing on managing OB for quality and results, international OB, individual differences, various means of motivation, behavior modification and self-management.
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BA 405   Strategic Management   (4 units)
    Study of development of company policy and strategy; impact of a company's internal and external environment on strategic decisions.
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BA 415   Economics for Managers (4 units)
    Study of macroeconomics and microeconomics, domestic and international economic policies, and major issues in business economics; emphasis on
the application of economic analysis to current business issues.
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BA 430   Advanced Business Law (4 units)
   

A comprehensive review of the business law covering history of law, contract, agency, partnerships, corporations, negotiable instruments, secured transactions and bankruptcy. It also addresses economic relations and the law including competitive torts and the law of ideas.

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BA 440   Advanced Managerial Accounting (4 units)
   

Emphasizes the needs of the manager for financial information and timely reports on the firmís operations in order to make correct managerial decisions.

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FM 440   Managing Financial Resources (4 units)
   

This course will offer students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding in relations with using financial resources, money and financial institutions, financing and investing through securities markets, risk management and other related topics.

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FM 445   Advanced Financial Management  (4 units)
    Course work covers working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term capital structure, securities valuation, and dividend policy. Techniques of financial analysis are introduced.
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HR 450   Advanced Human Resources Management (4 units)
    An advanced study of human resources planning, selection, recruitment, and training. Students will submit a research paper in the subject matter.
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IB 450   Advanced International Business (4 units)
    Study of the environmental, economic, political and social constraints on doing business abroad; effect of business investments on domestic and foreign economies.
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MK450   Advanced Marketing Management (4 units)
    Strategic analysis of marketing functions in the organization, and applications to tangible goods, and services. Heavy emphasis on strategic implications of marketing decisions making.
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OP 450   Advanced Operations Management (4 units)
    Survey of operations management processes involving the coordination of personnel, equipment and materials.
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SC 450   Supply Chain Management (4 units)
    Study of supply chain management which involves the coordination of production, inventory, location and participants in a supply chain to achieve the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency for the market.
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TX 450   Tax Options and Opportunities (4 units)
   

Course offers tax information related to business legal structure, ownership of business assets, various methods of compensation, planning for business continuity and valuation of the business.

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MK 452   Developing and Implementing Marketing Plans (4 units)
   

This course will offer students knowledge and understanding in customer relationships, product development, brand identity, competitive pricing, distribution channels, public relations, personal selling and other related matters.

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IS 460   Information Systems for Managers (4 units)
    Role of the information systems within an organization from a management point of view. Topics include the information resource center and strategic planning for information systems.
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BA 465   Entrepreneurship (4 units)
   

This courses will offer understanding in entrepreneurship, business management and challenges of starting and managing a new ventures.

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HC 465   Health Care Policy and Management  (4 units)
    Comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care system with an emphasis on the political, economic, social, and ethical forces influencing health care
delivery. (Prerequisites - BA 400)
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BA 485   Developing Business Plan (4 units)
    Course work describes the major elements involved in preparing a sound business plan. Students will prepare a comprehensive business plan.
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BA 490   Research Project Proposal (2 units)
    Preparation of an outline for a project related to the elective program.
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FM 495   Financial Management Research Project  (6 units)
    Students apply their financial management knowledge to handle a practical situation in the field. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, FM 445)
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HC 495   Health Care Administration Research Project (6 units)
    Students will use their knowledge of health care administration to present a paper on a major issue. (Prerequisites - Core Courses and HC 465)
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HR 495   Human Resources Research Project (6 units)
    Students apply their knowledge of human resources management to complete a major human resources project. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, HR 450)
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IB 495   International Business Research Project  (6 units)
    Students apply international business administration to a real-world situation of their own choice. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, IB 450)
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IS 495   Information Systems Research Project  (6 units)
    Students perform a field study of their own choice in management information systems. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, IS 460)
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MK 495   Marketing Management Research Project  (6 units)
    Students will exercise their marketing management knowledge in a practical situation. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, MK 450)
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OP 495   Operations Management Research Project  (6 units)
    Students will utilize the acquired knowledge and insight in Operations Management to present a research project on a major issue. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, OP 450)
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SC 495   Supply Chain Management Research Project  (6 units)
    Students will utilize the acquired knowledge and insight in Supply Chain Management to present a research project on a major issue related to supply chain management. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, SC 450)
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TX 495   Taxation Research Project  (6 units)
    Students will utilize the acquired knowledge of taxation to present a research project on a major tax issue. (Prerequisites - Core Courses, TX 450)
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