MBA Courses

Brescia’s Leadership MBA is a 30 credit-hour degree which requires the following ten courses:

MBA 510: Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management – 3 credit hours

Focuses on the development of skills necessary to analyze and deal effectively with individual and group problems in diverse organizations. Theories and case analyses provide guidance in decision making. Topics include motivation, job satisfaction, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, organizational culture, diversity, recruitment, compensation, organizational learning, evaluation, and change management.

MBA 511: Managerial Accounting – 3 credit hours

Examines corporate financial accounting in general and how accounting information informs manage-ment decisions. The course reviews basic concepts and accounting practices used in all aspects of management, including planning, implementation, control, and evaluation. Cost analysis for routine decision making is also discussed.

MBA 512: The Legal Environment of Business – 3 credit hours

An overview of the legal and social factors that affect the firm’s strategy, survival, and competitiveness. The course focuses on guidelines and constraints that affect the firm directly or indirectly and provide its basis for dealing with its employees, other firms in the environment, and its stakeholders in general. Special attention is paid to trade regulation, anti-trust laws, employer-employee relations, labor laws, corporate responsibilities, and compliance with regulations governing the operation of business organizations.

MBA 513: Managerial Finance – 3 credit hours

Focuses on basic financial principles and practices associated with modern corporations, especially as these practices relate to planning and control. Current theories and practices related to investment decisions are discussed. Topics include risk management analysis, corporate financial accounting and budgeting, project evaluation, decision trees, acquisitions and disinvestments, and financing new ventures.

MBA 514: Marketing Management – 3 credit hours

Explores the structure and processes of marketing from a managerial perspective, with special emphasis on the manager’s role in marketing decisions. Theories and practices are examined, with illustrations from case studies in product marketing through various media. Topics include strategic marketing, creating demand, product introduction, targeting, differentiation, segmentation, and supply chain management. Special attention is paid to marketing in a global marketplace.

MBA 515: International Business – 3 credit hours

Explores the nature of international business and provides insights into challenges facing multinational enterprises, especially as these relate to government regulations, cultural differences, history, and economic factors. Topics examined include trade theory, international organizations, foreign direct investment, global marketing, global strategies, technology transfer, and trade and development issues.

MBA 516: Leadership and Business Ethics – 3 credit hours

Focuses on leadership and ethical issues in a diverse workforce. This course examines theories and practices that are relevant to effective management in a dynamic business environment. Topics include leadership theories, corporate social responsibility, and interaction of business with government and society. Contemporary ethical issues and problems are considered via multiple case studies.

MBA 517: Managerial Economics – 3 credit hours

Provides a detailed analysis of how micro- and macroeconomic concepts can be applied to corporate decision making to maximize the firm’s profit and enhance its ability to compete both domestically and in the global marketplace. Topics covered include basic microeconomic concepts, risk analysis, competitive pricing strategies, exchange rates, international trade, government policies, technology transfer, labor and capital movement, immigration, and regional and global trade agreements.

MBA 518: Supply Chain Management – 3 credit hours

Focus on inter-firm relationships, discussing quick response, just-in-time, and efficient consumer response techniques in the context of strategic alliances and the use of third-party providers. Topics covered include supply chain systems, process flow design, supply chain network design, total quality management, demand planning/management, inventory management, sales and operations planning, operational scheduling, just-in-time, distribution management (i.e., logistics), and supply chain integration.

MBA 600: Strategic Management – 3 credit hours

A Capstone course taken during the student’s final semester in the program. This course is designed to apply knowledge gained from other core courses to issues of planning, formulating, and implementing business strategy. Special attention is paid to core competencies, entrepreneurship, gaining and sustaining competitive advantage, and managing change in a dynamic environment. Multiple case studies and simulation games are typically utilized as instructional tools. Prerequisite: Approval of Graduate Director.