Mendoza School of Business

One-Year MBA Core Courses

ACCT 60000 Financial Accounting
2 credit hours
All business majors and decision-makers both within an enterprise and external to the enterprise need to have a basic understanding of accounting information. This course deals with the accounting process used to measure and report economic events. It assumes that students have covered the basic material in the MBA accounting workshop. It begins with an overview of how financial statements are constructed and later the emphasis shifts to interpreting and analyzing the financial statements. The course focuses on alternative ways of reporting economic activity and on the different uses that investors, managers, and regulatory agencies may have for financial statement data.

FIN 60210 Managerial Economics
2 credit hours
This course provides a coordination of economic theory and managerial practice. Topics covered include: consumer demand, production functions, cost behavior, output determination, and pricing within various market structures.

FIN 60500 Finance
2 credit hours
Creating shareholder value should be the primary focus of the finance function within any organization. Identifying the key value drivers that create shareholder wealth is a critical step in defining and implementing corporate strategy. Additional topics such as financial planning, capital budgeting and capital structure are discussed within a value creation framework.

MBGR 60600 Career Leadership
1 credit hour
The MBA Professional Development course is required for all first year students, and will cover topics including, but not limited to, networking, interview preparation, workshops, boot camps, and career conferences.

ITAO 60200 Intro to Business Analytics
2 credit hours
The aim of this course if to start a process of development through which students are better able to handle decisions problems in the area of business. Topics include probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, quality control and regression analysis. Applications of statistical techniques to issues in marketing, investment analysis and manufacturing are discussed. Cases involving application in these areas will be analyzed using statistical software.

MGTO 70105 Leading People and Teams
2 credit hours
It is difficult to picture an upper-level manager who has not mastered the skills of managing people. Executives must be efficient leaders, motivators and team managers. Furthermore, research suggests that these “soft” skills are critical determinants of promotions to the upper echelon of managerial positions. Organizational behavior is about developing these skills. Through lecture, case analysis and class discussion, we develop a deep appreciation for the things that distinguish effective from ineffective managers. Special attention will be paid to the topics of selection, motivation, leadership and managing teams. The overall objective of the course is to apply theories of human behavior to solve day-to-day problems of organizational administration, help students become more aware of their own managerial styles and ultimately become more effective managers.

MGTO 70115 Strategic Essentials
1 credit hour
This course reviews the essential principles and models of strategic planning and corporate strategy. The course builds a common theoretical understanding of strategic thinking, organizational positioning and implementation that will provide a foundation for the MBA program of study. An experiential pedagogy is used so that those enrolled in the course have both knowledge of the principles and the ability to apply the tools and models within a variety of contexts

MARK 60100 Marketing Management
2 credit hour
This course is designed to provide students with a systematic approach for making marketing decisions and to give students practice in the analysis, design, implementation, and control of marketing strategies. It is an operationally oriented course in which the application of marketing concepts, principles, strategies and methods is emphasized.

MGTO 60710 Foundations of Ethical Business Conduct
2 credit hours
The course objective is to explore the ethical dimensions in the study and practice of business. Students will study and apply the major normative ethical theories to business situations. This course will help students to understand the relevance of stakeholders to business decisions and improve the skills of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making. Another objective is to analyze and discuss case situations presenting ethical dilemmas. Throughout these exercises, analytical and communication (oral and written) skills will be sharpened. This course is intended to encourage ethical behavior and professionalism in all activities.