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MBA/GLOBAL “33”

 

Dramatically redesigned MBA to reflect dynamic economic/business globalization and integration. Program will consist of “33” credits that may be completed in 12-18 months. format will be a hybrid configuration to balance 5 online courses with traditional delivery of face to face classroom lecture/discussions.

Online course will be asynchronous in nature, to allow more flexibility for our working students. On campus instruction will be held on a rotating basis of weeknight at 6-8pm and 8:10-10:10pm and Saturday or Sunday offerings over a 6-week period, which will allow 2 courses to be taken consecutively over the semester on a weekend

A second major may be pursued either consecutively or concurrently with completion of the nine credits (three courses) of the second major.  Completion of the first major must be within 6 years and the second would need to be completed within 5 years of the matriculation of the first major.

Curriculum and course descriptions will follow.  All “33” courses will be designated **33.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

All incoming students must demonstrate proficiency in computers, mathematics, accounting, and statistics. All pre-admission requirements must be completed by the end of the first semester of the MBA program.

Computer Proficiency

Computer proficiency can be demonstrated in one of two ways:

  • Satisfactory grade (B or better) in a word processing and spreadsheet processing college course(s) within the last four years.
  • Completion of a graduate level, non-credit, computer workshops BU 602 and BU 603 (word processing and spreadsheet). The cost of each workshop is one credit equivalent. Offered fall semester.

Mathematics Proficiency

Proficiency in mathematics can be demonstrated in one of two ways:

  • Satisfactory grade (B or better) in a basic algebra and pre-calculus college course within the last four years.
  • Completion of non-credit BU 604 Math Workshop. A review of relevant mathematical concepts that will prepare students for more advanced work in finance and statistics. Topics include: basic algebra, mathematics of finance, and probability theory. The cost of the workshop is one credit equivalent. Offered fall semester.

Statistics Proficiency

Proficiency in statistics can be demonstrated by grade (C or better) in a statistics college course within the last four years*.

Accounting Proficiency

Proficiency in accounting can be demonstrated by grade (C or better) in an accounting college course within the last four years*. * These courses must be taken before the associated graduate course.

 

Workshops to Fulfill Pre-Admission Requirements.

BU 602 Computer Workshop 1 (Online): An Introduction to Word Processing. non-credit. An introduction to DOS commands, windows applications, and the use of a basic word processing package. Offered fall/spring/summer semesters.**

BU 603 Computer Workshop 2 (Online): An Introduction to Spreadsheet Processing. non-credit. An introduction to a basic spreadsheet processing package that will prepare students for doing analyses in accounting and finance. Offered fall/spring/summer semesters.**

BU 604 Math Workshop (Online): Non-credit. A review of relevant mathematical concepts that will prepare students for more advanced work in finance and statistics. Topics include: basic algebra, mathematics of finance, and probability theory. Offered fall/spring/summer semesters.**

**Workshops must be completed during first semester.

MBA

 

A minimum of 33 credits for the MBA (24 Core credits & 9 Major credits), as follows:

MBA courses can be taken in any order, with the exception of BU 670 for which AC 619 is a prerequisite.

  • BU 614 Statistical Analysis of Global Economic and Business Data
  • BU 617 Economics for Managers
  • AC 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting * Pre-requisite for FI 620
  • BU 629 Competitive Business Analytics (Should be taken in first semester to apply skills needed for all courses)
  • BU 625 Communicating Ethical Leadership in the Global Theater
  • BU 625 L Communicating Leadership Lab, one day workshop
  • BU 670 Strategic Management and Leadership
  • FI 620 Managerial Finance
  • MK 646 Marketing Management

Major – Finance (9 Credits)

AC 619  is a pre-requisite for FI 620 Managerial Finance
FI 620 is a pre-requisite for ALL finance courses.
Track 1 – CFO
(For the student interested in a more focused study of Financial Statement Analysis)
  • FI 606 Financial/Investment Risk Modeling
  • FI 607 International Corporate Finance
  • FI 641 Financial Statement Analysis
Track 2 – Investment
(For the student interested in a more Traditional MBA approach to Finance)
  • FI 605 Investments/Portfolio Management
  • FI 606 Financial/Investment Risk Modeling
  • FI 607 International Corporate Finance

MBA

 

A minimum of 33 credits for the MBA (24 Core credits & 9 Major credits), as follows:

MBA courses can be taken in any order, with the exception of BU 670 for which AC 619 is a prerequisite.

  • BU 614 Statistical Analysis of Global Economic and Business Data
  • BU 617 Economics for Managers
  • AC 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting * Pre-requisite for FI 620
  • BU 629 Competitive Business Analytics (Should be taken in first semester to apply skills needed for all courses)
  • BU 625 Communicating Ethical Leadership in the Global Theater
  • BU 625 L Communicating Leadership Lab, one day workshop
  • BU 670 Strategic Management and Leadership
  • FI 620 Managerial Finance
  • MK 646 Marketing Management

Major – Management  (9 credits)

  • MG 618 Total Quality Management in the Global Theater
  • MG 621 Management Decision Making and Negotiation
  • MG 622 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

MBA

 

A minimum of 33 credits for the MBA (24 Core credits & 9 Major credits), as follows:

MBA courses can be taken in any order, with the exception of BU 670 for which AC 619 is a prerequisite.

  • BU 614 Statistical Analysis of Global Economic and Business Data
  • BU 617 Economics for Managers
  • AC 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting * Pre-requisite for FI 620
  • BU 629 Competitive Business Analytics (Should be taken in first semester to apply skills needed for all courses)
  • BU 625 Communicating Ethical Leadership in the Global Theater
  • BU 625 L Communicating Leadership Lab, one day workshop
  • BU 670 Strategic Management and Leadership
  • FI 620 Managerial Finance
  • MK 646 Marketing Management

Major – Marketing (9 Credits)

  • MK 606 Global Marketing
  • MK 641 Applied Marketing Research
  • MK 643 Consumer Behavior

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

***24 Credits***

BU 614 Statistical Analysis of Global Economic and Financial Data. Three Credits. This course focuses on the practical application of statistical methods designed to address business and economic issues. Students will learn techniques for forecasting the aggregate economy and general industry trends, such as consumer demand. Topics include: presentation of data, defining variables, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and correlation-regression analysis. Special attention is directed at the use of multiple regressions to build models helpful in understanding various business and economic issues.

BU 617 Economics for Managers. Three credits. This course provides the economic analysis and applications necessary for managerial decision making. Topics include: demand, supply and elasticity, estimating demand functions, the fundamentals of macroeconomics and forecasting, the analysis of production, cost and technology, and market structure and strategic planning. Relies heavily on case analysis. Offered fall/spring semesters.

AC 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting. Three credits. Covers basic accounting theory and practice with special emphasis on the concepts of understanding income determination, cash flow, and the managerial uses of accounting information. Topics include: transaction analysis, revenue and expense recognition, accounting for merchandising and manufacturing and cost operations, depreciation, inventories, statement preparation and analysis, stockholders’ equity transactions, fund statement, capital budgeting, and special analysis for management. This course is a pre-requisite to FI 620. Offered fall/spring semesters.

BU 625 Communicating Ethical Leadership in the Global Theater.Three credits. Designed to prepare business leaders for the management challenges inherent in the global economy, while in a team setting. Business Ethics topics include: migration, privatization of natural resources including water, alternative energy, global warming, free trade agreements etc. Within the fabric of the course the following will also be examined: race, sex, ethnicity, disability, religious and age discrimination and harassment, drug testing, background checks, workplace violence, minimum wage, collective bargaining. In total the entire spectrum of management leadership in a dynamic setting is investigated. The course mandates a high level of oral presentation skills, written skills, and graphic skills readily transferrable to the professional stage. The course will culminate with the 2-day LEAP program described below and includes a certificate of completion. Offered fall and spring semesters.

The Leadership Excellence in Action Program (LEAP) is a comprehensive leadership and team building program for business leaders. It covers personal leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. Students learn how to build effective relationships, communicate effectively, solve problems and lead projects. The culmination exercise is a full day on Leadership Development where they solve leadership problems outdoors in a time constrained environment. The Leadership Development exercise is the practical application phase of LEAP. Includes a mandatory 2 day workshop as part of the course hours. Offered fall semester.

BU 625 Lab. Zero credits. Must be taken concurrently with BU 625. Includes an ALL-DAY workshop. Offered fall and spring semesters

BU 629 Competitive Business Analytics. Three credits. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the most up-to-date analytic skills used in our contemporary hyper-connected, worldwide workplace. Students will learn how to use business analytics to analyze data, to use those analyses to aid in making real world decisions and to use this program as a presentation tool. The content and skills offered in this course will give students a proficiency far superior to that of most users, thus making them more attractive in the global job market. A team term oriented project will address a current case study, modeling the problem and proposed solutions within a 5-10 page executive summary with supporting data and power point presentation. Offered fall and spring semesters.

BU 670 Strategic Management and Leadership. Three credits. Examines the development and implementation of long-term plans designed to give the organization a competitive advantage. Investigates how industry structure and dynamics impact strategy development and looks at how core competencies are developed. Students run a $100 million electronic sensor company over an 8-year period in a complex business simulation. Each Capstone company operates in five markets: Low, Traditional, High, Size, and Performance. Each simulated year students will be required to make decisions in Research and Development, Finance, Human Resources, Productions, Marketing, and all aspects of Management. Labor Negotiations, TQM, and Advanced Marketing modules may be added at the discretion of the professor. The simulation is conducted as a zero-sum exercise which acts as a challenging culmination of knowledge gained throughout the MBA program. Offered fall and spring semesters.

 FI 620 Managerial Finance. Three credits. The study of financial techniques designed to maximize the value of the corporation. Topics include: capital budgeting and discounted cash flow techniques, leasing, cost of capital, equity and bond financing, working capital management, financial statement analysis, and capital structure. Prerequisite: AC 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting. Offered fall and spring semester.

MK 646 Marketing Management.  Three credits.  A detailed analysis of the marketing process in organizations. The integration of elements of the marketing mix is studied in depth (product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution) and the application of specific marketing techniques (product positioning, segmentation, product line strategy) is examined. Offered spring semester.

 

 

AC 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting and FI 620 Managerial Finance are pre-requisites for all finance courses.

Track 1 – CFO

 

 FI 606 Financial/Investment Risk Modeling.  Three Credits.  Financial risk modeling from an economic and financial perspective bridges the gap between theory and practice by constructing a financial model from scratch and providing a nuts-and-bolts guide to solving common financial models using Excel.  All financial models will be discussed in terms of how the models can be used and interpreted to address the economy.  This course takes a variety of investment topics in the construction of Portfolio Models (i.e., efficient portfolio management and short sales, Variance-Covariance matrices, estimating betas and security market line, value at risk, option-pricing models, bond and term structure of interest rates) and an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) functions and applications.  Offered spring semester.

 FI 607 International Corporate Finance. Three credits. Examines financial issues faced by Multinational Corporation. Analyzes the risks and opportunities associated with operations in differing political, economic, and cultural systems. Topics include: balance of payments, foreign exchange rate determination, foreign exchange risk and exposure, international capital budgeting, and political risk. Offered spring semester.

 FI 641 Financial Statement Analysis.  Three credits.  Discusses analytical tools necessary to evaluate the financial condition of the firm and to assess its future outlook.  Topics include: trend analysis, common-size analysis, ratio analysis, pro forma statements, flow of funds, and return on investment, statistical projections, and forecasts.  Offered Summer session.

 

Track 2 – Investment

 

FI 605 Investments/Portfolio Management.  Three credits.  This course offers a foundation for exploring the development and techniques of modern investments and portfolio theory.  This course provides students with a strong perception surrounding the key concepts in investments and portfolio theory so they are able to apply such principles outside of class to real-life situations much like that of the portfolio manager.  By the end of the course the student should be able to understand the importance of risk and return, valuation of corporate securities and derivative instruments, diversification, efficient markets, portfolio performance evaluation measurements and investment strategies.  Offered fall and spring semesters.

FI 606 Financial/Investment Risk Modeling.  Three Credits.  Financial risk modeling from an economic and financial perspective bridges the gap between theory and practice by constructing a financial model from scratch and providing a nuts-and-bolts guide to solving common financial models using Excel.  All financial models will be discussed in terms of how the models can be used and interpreted to address the economy.  This course takes a variety of investment topics in the construction of Portfolio Models (i.e., efficient portfolio management and short sales, Variance-Covariance matrices, estimating betas and security market line, value at risk, option-pricing models, bond and term structure of interest rates) and an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) functions and applications.  Offered spring semester.

 FI 607 International Corporate Finance. Three credits. Examines financial issues faced by Multinational Corporation. Analyzes the risks and opportunities associated with operations in differing political, economic, and cultural systems. Topics include: balance of payments, foreign exchange rate determination, foreign exchange risk and exposure, international capital budgeting, and political risk. Offered spring semester.

 MG 618 Total Quality Management In The Global Theater. Three credits. This course examines the underlying principles of the quality initiative and a number of emerging strategies for leadership and organizational change. It includes critical areas that must be addressed if the TQM processes are to take root in any organization: relationship skills, communication skills, motivational management, and personal performance. Emphasis is placed on making the organization more customer-focused in its behavior. Offered spring semester.

 MG 621 Management Decision Making & Negotiation. Three credits. Analysis and practice of management and interpersonal dealings utilized in the business environment. The course will explore writing techniques associated with business correspondence and reports required by managers and business professionals. Emphasis will also be placed on current management issues in organizations such as change, conflict resolution, negotiation, reengineering, customer dealings, crisis management, technology, and globalization.  Offered fall semester.

 MG 622 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior.  Three credits.  Applications of behavioral science and human resource concepts to organizational administration, including individual and group behavior in organizations.  Specific topics include: perception, individual differences, motivation, leadership, power, conflict, and organizational culture, recruitment, selection, training and development, and compensation.  Offered fall and spring semesters.

MK 646 Marketing Management is a pre-requisite for all Marketing courses.

MK 606 Global Marketing. Three credits. This course addresses the task of identifying and evaluating global markets, selecting appropriate market strategies, and effectively coping with uncertainties created by such elements as the structure of competition, political forces, and the cultural differences found in global markets.    In depth discovery into  the role of promotion, especially advertising, within the organization’s marketing paradigm will broach  topics such as the advertising agency and the client, the design and development of the promotional mix: including media development, sales promotion, public relations, sales force and Internet and social media within a firm’s creative strategy It examines multinational issues and the problems faced when selecting the product, price, promotional approach, and the appropriate channels of distribution worldwide.  Prerequisite: MK 646, Marketing Management. Offered spring semester.

 MK 641 Applied Marketing Research.  Three credits.  A study of marketing research techniques, their application to marketing problems, and analysis of current marketing research projects, as well as study of marketing research as a tool of management are considered.  Prerequisite: BU 614 Statistical Analysis of Global Economic and Financial Data.  Offered spring semester.

 MK 643 Consumer Behavior. Three credits. Motivations, attitudes, and other influences on the behavior of consumers are studied in relation to marketing strategies. Private assistance as well as legislation for consumer protection is considered. Offered spring semester.

BU 693 Independent Study. One to Three credits. This course provides a student with the opportunity to work independently, under the direction of a faculty member, on a topic not included in the regular offerings. Prerequisite: permission of department chair and an advisor.

Dr. Geofrey T Mills

Interim Dean of the Nicolas School of Business, Business, Nicolais School

718-390-3386 geofrey.mills@wagner.edu Campus Hall 225 PhD., Economics, specialties in macroeconomic stabilization, international economics and finance