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School of Business and Industry

General Requirements for Master's of Business Administration
Admission Requirements
Curriculum Update Policy
Curriculum Requirements

Courses Descriptions

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A & M University is to produce graduates capable of excelling as future leaders in global business, industry, and commerce.  This is achieved by:
  • Providing innovative academics, professional development, and internship experiences in an enlightened, ethical, and stimulating student-centered learning environment.
  • Developing, supporting, and creating opportunities for a diverse qualified faculty and staff committed to “Excellence With Caring” through high-quality teaching, relevant intellectual contributions and meaningful service. 
  • Creating an environment in which shared governance, collegiality, openness, respect for others, and individual and mutual responsibility and accountability flourish.
  • Embracing the University’s historic mission of educating African Americans while recruiting students of all races and ethnic origins with strong academic backgrounds committed to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Developing new, and expanding existing, creative partnerships with alumni and private and public stakeholders to maintain the relevance and currency of our academic programs.
  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement by acquiring and developing the necessary human, physical, financial, and technological resources to maintain our competitive edge.
Values Statement
We value a work and learning environment that is based on professionalism, responsibility, accountability, respect, trust, pride, ethics, integrity, caring, excellence, knowledge, research, and service.

Vision Statement
The School of Business and Industry aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally as a preeminent center of excellence in business.

Learning Goals of Master’s of Business Administration Programs
The School of Business and Industry’s undergraduate learning goals include the following:
  • Critical Thinking/Analytical Reasoning Skills
  • Communication Skill
  • Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
  • Ethical Understanding and Reasoning Skills
  • Multicultural and Diversity Understanding
  • Leadership Skills
The Professional MBA Program
Program Objectives

The objective of the Professional MBA program is to transform students who are admitted as undergraduate freshmen into consummate professionals, capable of assuming leadership roles in global business, industry, and commerce. These professionals are highly versed in both academic and professional competencies, have extensive corporate internship experiences, and are ready to meet the demands of leadership in the dynamic global economy.

The Professional MBA Program is a "Total Development System" designed to assure well-rounded graduates capable of a high level of performance in the complex, dynamic world of business.  The various programs of the school seek to accomplish these objectives through the development of both technical and non-technical competencies.

The competencies are achieved through an academic program characterized by an interdisciplinary approach that provides students with (1) liberal education which includes courses in the areas of communications, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, and fine arts; (2) a broad business background; (3) business sophistication and personal and interpersonal skills; (4) carefully structured varied work experience to assure business sophistication and internalization of professional skills, including leadership and strong success qualities.

Policies
  1. Responsible, professional conduct is required of all SBI students.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of B in all required graduate courses.
  3. SBI strictly enforces the university’s attendance policy.

Faculty
SBI Administration
Dean School of Business and Industry
: Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
Assistant Dean:  Davis, Bobby
Department Chair, Accounting and Finance: Bates, Ira
Department Chair, Management and Marketing: Nwakanma, Hudson
Department Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management: Nkansah, Paul
Department Chair, Professional Development: Harper, Vera
Assistant Director, Office of Career Development: Bailey, Rosemary
Director, Office of Student Services:  Williams, Felicia

Graduate Academic and Professional Faculty
Ashley, Clyde
Bates, Ira
Collins, Jennifer Bowers
Bradford, Amos
Burnett, Garry
Clark, George
Davis, Bobby
Drumming, Saundra
Etienne, Eisenhower
Evans, Charles
Finley-Hervey, Joycelyn
Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
Harper, Vera
Hightower, Roscoe
Holloman, Derek
Islam, Mahzar

 
Murphy, Angela
Nkansah, Paul
Nwakanma, Hudson
Osagie, Johnston
Ravenell, William
Ridley, A. Denis
Shabazz, Daaim
Shrestha, Nanda
Smith, Wilbur
Suarez-Brown, Tiki
Sutterfield, J. Scott
Swirsky, Steven
Thompkins, Abigail
Wang, Guan
Wilson, Richard
   
Admissions Requirements

Professional MBA Program (PMBA)

The objective of the PMBA program is to transform students who are admitted as undergraduate freshmen into consummate professionals, capable of assuming leadership roles in global business, industry, and commerce.  These students are highly versed in both academic and professional competencies, have extensive corporate internship experiences, and are ready to meet the demands of leadership in the dynamic global economy.  Students are eligible to be admitted to the PMBA program upon completion of 90 semester hours, 3.0 cumulative GPA, two (2) approved internships and a GMAT score.

Although the Professional MBA is a broad, general degree, concentration may be acquired by taking electives in an area of specialty consistent with a student’s professional interests, such as accounting, finance, marketing, and supply chain management. For example, students desiring a concentration in accounting leading to eligibility to take the uniform CPA examination can do so by selecting accounting courses for their graduate business electives.

Residencies/Internships
Students are required to complete three residencies/internships. They will be provided with the sequence of their residencies during the freshman year to allow students to plan ahead for course availability and ensure that professional development courses are taken in the correct sequence. Students must complete two residencies/internships prior to being admitted into the Professional MBA program and enrolling in "5000 level" course work.

Curriculum Update Policy
The SBI administration and faculty recognize their responsibility to:
A.    Upgrade the curriculum to assure that students acquire the most current and relevant education possible.  The curriculum is reviewed periodically, and any changes will be communicated to the students through their academic advisors. The assurance of well-prepared graduates will always be the controlling concern.
B.     Produce graduates that are academically, ethically, and professionally prepared to accept the challenges of the current and future business profession.  Consequently, the School of Business and Industry reserves the right to withhold the recommendation for graduation of any student who does not conform to these expectations.

Curriculum Requirements
Freshman Year - Fall Semester
 Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
MAN 2543 Introduction to Business Systems 3
GEB 1440 Fundamental Concepts 3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History 3
GEB 1091 Introductory Professional Development I
 1
  16
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
 
 ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II 3
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles 3
WOH 1012 or 1022 World History 3
MGF 2212 Finite Mathematics 3
Humanitives Elective 3
GEB 1092 Introduction to Professional Leadership Development II

 1
  16
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
 
ACG 2071 Managerial  Accounting Principles 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I 3
Natural Science Elective 4
MAC 2233 Calculus for Business 3
GEB 2081 Intermediate Professional Leadership Development I

 1
  14
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
 
ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II 3
Natural Science Elective 4
MAN 3701 Business Ethics 3
ACG 3101/ACG 3361 Intermediate Accounting I (or Cost Accounting) 3
GEB 2082 Intermediate Professional Leadership Development II

 1
  14
Sophomore Year - Summer Semester 
MAN 4941 Management Internship I1
  
Junior Year - Fall Semester
 
QMB 2100 Quantitative Methods & Business Decisions I3
FIN 3403 Corporation Finance  3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
GEB 3213 Professional Business Communication & Report Writing

 3
  15
Junior Year - Spring Semester 
 QMB 3602 Quantitative Methods & Business Decisions II3
 MAN 4653 Global Business3
 Undergraduate Business Elective3
 ISM 3201 Data File & Database Management3
GEB 3083 Advanced Professional Leadership Development II

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1
 13
 Junior Year - Summer Semester 
MAN 4942 Management Internship II1
  
Senior Year - Fall Semester 
BUL 4130 Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 4414 Financial  Management3
MAN 4532 Engineering and Production Management3
ACG 5377 Accounting for Business and Competitive Analysis3
GEB 4931 Senior Seminar Leadership
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1
 13
 Senior Year - Spring Semester  
 Graduate Business Electives 6 
 TRA 5722 Supply Chain Management I 3 
 QMB 5555 Managerial Research Methods 3 
 MAN 5204 Organizational Theory & Analysis3 
 GEB 5931 Graduate Seminar in Leadership
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1 
 16 
Senior Year - Summer  
MAN 5940 MBA Internship1 
   
Graduate Year - Fall Semester  
Graduate Business Electives6 
FIN 5246 Financial Institutions & Markets3 
MAN 5606 or MAN 5615 World Cultures for Business or World Resources3 
MAR 5818 Advanced Marketing Management3 
GEB 5932 Graduate Seminar in Leadership
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1 
  16 
Graduate Year - Spring Semester 
MAN 5548 Systems Theory & Design3
Graduate Business Electives6
MAN 5721 Business Policy & Strategic Management3
GEB 5933 Graduate Seminar in Leadersip
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  14
Total Credits150
  
  
  
One-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program

The School of Business and Industry (SBI) offers a One-Year (three-semester) Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The MBA program provides graduate education for individuals who want to pursue management careers in business and industry. The concentration allows students enrolled in this program to customize their education to fit their career goals.  The One-Year MBA program accepts students who hold an undergraduate degree in business or non-business disciplines and equips them with managerial and behavioral skills for leadership positions in global business, industry and commerce.  The program is broad in approach; it integrates the functional areas of business with carefully tailored behavioral skills enhancement programs to develop holistically competent managers.  Through the use of elective courses, students can develop depth in one or more areas, e.g., accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain management or information systems.

The School of Business and Industry admits students into the On-Year MBA program under the following criteria:

School of Business and Industry (SBI) preferred criteria:
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 1100 point requirement: last 60 hours of B.S. degree GPA x 200 GMAT score
  • Minimum upper division GPA of 3.00
  • Evidence of maturity and leadership
or

School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) criteria:
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated potential for successful graduate study
  • Earned GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester hours (or equivalent) of undergraduate work attempted and acceptable score on the GMAT, or
  • A score of 600 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

To apply for the One-Year MBA Program,
a prospective student should take the following steps:
  • Apply to take the GMAT and request the results be sent to the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University
  • Submit completed application and three letters of recommendation to:  The School of Graduate Studies and Research, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL  32307-5200

Prerequisites:  Non-Business Undergraduate Majors
A prospective MBA student whose Baccalaureate degree is not in business must complete the following foundation courses prior to enrolling in graduate course:

Core Business Pre-Requisites for the One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA Program
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting Principles
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
MAN 3025 Principles of Management
MAN 3600/463 International (Global) Business
FIN  3403 Corporation Finance
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I
ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II
MAN 2812 Management Information Systems
STA 2023 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or QMB 3600 Quantitative Methods I
QMB 2102 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
MAN 4503 Production Management (waived for students with a bachelor degree in Engineering)

Requirements: One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA Program
Forty-four graduate credits are required for completion of the One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA  program. In addition, business core prerequisites are required for candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees. All prerequisites must be satisfied prior to enrolling in graduate coursework unless a need arises for the student to take undergraduate courses concurrent with the completion of graduate credit hours. Students will meet with their assigned advisors to select the appropriate coursework consistent with their professional interests. Presented below is a partial list of graduate courses frequently selected in fulfilling the One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA program. Additional graduate courses are presented in the SBI course descriptions section of the catalog.

Curriculum Requirements
One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA Program

Semester 1  Sem. Hrs.
GEB 5933 Graduate Seminar Leadership I2
MAN 5204 Organization Theory & Behavior 3
MAN 5548 Systems Theory & Design 3
MAR 5805 Marketing Management Strategy 3
ACG 5175 Financial Statement Analysis
 3
  14
Semester II 
FIN 5515 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management 3
BUL 5323 Legal Issues and Environment 3
TRA 5722 Supply Chain Management I 3
QMB 5555 Managerial Research Methods 3
Graduate Elective
 3
  15
Semester III 
Graduate Elective3
Graduate Elective 3
Graduate Elective 3
Graduate Elective 3
MAN 5721 Business Policy & Strategic Management
 3
 15
Total Hours 44
  1. Each course will have relevant international and ethics components as they relate to the discipline.
  2. The Business Policy - Strategic Management course will be taken the semester the student is graduating.
  3. Students are encouraged to take advantage of SBI’s internship opportunities.
Online MBA Requirements
The curriculum for the Online Track of the One-Year MBA is the same as the traditional One-Year MBA with one exception.  The coursework is cohort-based and taken over four (4) semesters.  The FAMU Online MBA program gives online students access to a broad array of innovative opportunities with special emphasis on team collaboration, including work abroad and graduate case competitions. Our extensive network of corporate employers also helps to further our students' exposure to areas ranging from accounting to supply chain management.

Candidates are encouraged to apply a semester in advance of starting the program. Interested candidates should meet the following requirements:
•    hold a bachelor's degree earned from an accredited college or university.
•    completed a minimum of five years of post-baccalaureate work experience with at least two years at the managerial level.
•    demonstrate academic potential: (a) cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper-division coursework completed for the baccalaureate degree (and submit a GRE or GMAT score) or (b) a score of at least 1000 on the GRE or (c) a score of at least 600 on the GMAT.

Beyond satisfying these requirements, international applicants whose first language is not English may be required to present a passing score on the TOEFL (500 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based).

Prior to starting coursework, students will be required to achieve passing scores on SBI's adaptive assessments in spreadsheets, accounting, finance, and statistics.  SBI’s adaptive assessments (with embedded tutorials) ensure that students have the prerequisite skills needed to succeed in the MBA curriculum.

Professional MBA and One-Year MBA Program Courses


ACG 5175 Financial Statement Analysis (3)   Prerequisite:   ACG 3101 or ACG 3102 and Graduate Standing.  Designed to develop a student’s ability to read, interpret, and evaluate external financial accounting reports of business entities.
ACG 5255 Global Accounting (3)   Prerequisite: 3111 or ACG 3112 and graduate standing.  This course focuses on the study of international accounting principles and practices.
ACG 5308 Accounting Planning and Control (3)   Prerequisite: ACG 2071 or ACG 3301 and graduate standing.  Study of advanced concepts and methods of cost management that firms use to measure and control operating costs and improve competitive positions. 
ACG 5377 Accounting for Business and Competitive Analysis (3) Prerequisites: ACG 2021, ACG 2071. This course consists of two modules.  The first module introduces students to the concepts and techniques for using financial statement information to perform business analysis and evaluation and techniques for using financial statement information to perform business analysis and evaluation and to perform strategic competitive analysis.  The second module introduces students to the concepts and methods of cost management used by firms to measure and control product and process costs, to evaluate business models, to attain high performance, and to improve competitive positions.
ACG 5405 Accounting Information Systems (3)   Prerequisite: 4401 and graduate standing.  This course focuses on the study of current advanced topics in information systems.
ACG 5655 Seminar in Advanced Auditing (3)   Prerequisite:   ACG 3632 and graduate standing.  This course focuses on the study of current advanced topics in auditing.
ACG 5875 Development of Accounting Thought (3)   Prerequisite:   ACG 3111 or ACG 3112 and graduate standing.  This course focuses on the study of conceptual accounting topics and current topics.
ACG 5935 Special Topics in Accounting (3) Prerequisite:  Permission of area coordinator, supervising professor and Graduate standing.  Study in accounting with appropriate supervision.
BUL 5323 Legal Issues & Environments (3) Prerequisite:  Graduate Standing.  Fundamental concepts of business law as they apply to varied and changing global business environments.
BUL 5905 Graduate Directed Independent Study in Legal (Varies 1 to 6) Prerequisite:  Permission of area coordinator, supervising professor and graduate standing.  Independent study in business law with appropriate supervision.
FIN 5246 Financial Institutions and Markets (3)   Prerequisite:  FIN 4414 Graduate Standing. This course examines various types of financial institutions.  Topics include structure, performance, asset/liability management, regulation and current issues that impact operational structures of financial institutions.
FIN 5326 Commercial Banking Administration (3)   Prerequisite:  FIN 3403 or FIN 4424 Graduate Standing.   Examines the management of commercial banks and similar institutions.  Topics include funds and capital management, liquidity and credit standards, and lending and trust operations.
FIN 5405 Corporation Finance (3) Prerequisite: FIN 4414 FIN 3403 or FIN 4424 Graduate Standing. Introductory study of corporate financial management, in particular how the financial manager’s choices add value to shareholder wealth through investment financing and operating decisions. 
FIN 5406 Theory in Finance (3)   Prerequisite:  FIN 3403 FIN 3403 or FIN 4424  Graduate Standing.   This course addresses both the theoretical and applied aspects of a firm’s financing decisions.  Topics include capital structure and cost of capital theories, mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts; options, warrants, and convertibles; venture capital and initial public offerings and pensions. 
FIN 5425 Cases in Corporate Finance (3)   Prerequisite: FIN 3403 FIN 3403 or FIN 4424 Graduate Standing. Course focuses on financial management cases and provides students with an active learning experience.  Case work is based on concepts learned in introductory corporate finance.  Topics discussed include measuring and interpreting cash flow performance, financial forecasting and turnaround management; capital investment and cost of capital; capital structure, dividend policy and firm valuation.
FIN 5515 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)   Prerequisite:  FIN 3403 FIN 3403 or FIN 4424 Graduate Standing. Current theories of portfolio management are covered in considerable detail to provide a conceptual framework for the evaluation of investment strategies.  Applications and implementations are covered in depth, including performance evaluation and international diversification.
FIN 5537 Global Asset Valuation (3) Prerequisite:  FIN 3403 FIN 3403 or FIN 4424 Graduate Standing. This course analyzes the financial problems corporations face in valuing assets as a result of operating in an international environment. 
FIN 5605 Global Financial Management (3) (Multinational Financial Management) Prerequisite:  FIN 3403 Graduate Standing.  This course examines the international monetary environment and its impact on financial planning for the firm.  Topics include exchange rates, currency restrictions, tax regulations, direct investment theory, capital budgeting, financing, risk management, and working management.
FIN 5905 Graduate Directed Individual Study (Varies) Prerequisite:   Permission of the director of academic programs and the supervising professor.   Independent study in finance with appropriate supervision.
FIN 5936 Special Topics in Finance (3) Prerequisite:   Permission of area coordinator, supervising professor and graduate standing.  Study in finance with appropriate supervision.
GEB 5931, 5932 Graduate Seminar in Leadership (1,1) Prereq: GEB 3084 Graduate Standing, SBI majors only. Continued leadership skills development and applications in simulated business environments
GEB 5933, 5934 Graduate Seminar Leadership (2, 2) Prereq. GEB 3084 Graduate Standing, SBI major only. Senior level experiential leadership skill development and application in a simulated business environment.  Structured leadership roles, team activities, laboratories, and workshops designed to develop personal qualities and skills as well as supervisory and management skills.  These activities and workshops also develop leadership qualities and skills.  Students are evaluated on the basis of their managerial performance and the positive leadership they exhibit.
 ISM 5304 Information Systems in Management (3) This course examines a range of topics that present managerial challenges unique to technology-oriented environments. Topics include new technology convergence, the management of technology that disrupts existing industries, measuring new technology impacts, and business continuity planning, among others.
ISM 5405 Decision Support Systems (3) Prereq: MAN 2543. Overview of knowledge management concepts and use of technology to provide business intelligence necessary for organizations to function effectively in dynamic business environments.
ISM 5506 Electronic Commerce in a Global Environment (3) This course examines e-business models. Topics include the application of business strategy, consumer behavior, and customer relationship theories in e-business environments. Business-to-business and business-to-consumer arrangements are considered. Supply chain and other e-business infrastructure issues are covered.
ISM 5515 Database Management Systems in a Global Environment (3) Designing and developing databases. Understanding the role of databases in meeting business information needs in the global economy.
MAN 5000 World Cultures for Business (3) Prereq.: MAN 4653. Cross-cultural understanding is critical for international business success. Emphasis is on cross-cultural understanding of different geographical regions and countries from an international business perspective, including cultural differences and similarities, cultural perception, communication and relationships in the context of global business. Also covered are cultural values and norms; cultural diffusion, change and continuity; cultural patterns, processes and perspectives; and cultural convergence and conflicts in the global economy.
MAN 5126 Business Behaviors and Relationships (3) Prereq.: Graduate Status and MAN 5205. Selected topics pertaining to leadership, organizational change, and individual processes are surveyed through selected readings, cases, class discussions, and a guided research project.  Students’ ability to conceptualize, integrate, and apply diverse approaches to leadership and change in organizations is emphasized.  Students will develop and improve skills important for effective personal leadership, organizational leadership and strategic career management.
MAN 5156 Human Resources Management Research (3): Graduate Status, BUL 5321 or BUL 4130. This course uses an experiential approach to learning the major concepts and theories of human resource management (HRM) that organizations use to implement human resource policies and procedures in the areas of recruitment, selection, job analysis, training, career development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and global HRM.
MAN 5204 Organizational Theory and Analysis (3) Prereq.: Graduate Status and MAN 3027. To understand why people behave as they do in organizations (OB).  To have workable knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices used to analyze and design the structure and process of today’s global and complex organizations (OT).  This knowledge and understanding will help explain the effects of diversity, globalization, ethical decision-making, environment, management, employees, and other issues on organizations. 
MAN 5406 Successful Business Negotiations (3) Prereq.: Graduate Status and MAN 5205. This encompasses goal setting and strategy in distributive and integrative bargaining situations.  The course includes experimental exercises, readings and discussions to demonstrate various strategies for a broad range of negotiating scenarios, e.g., buyer vs. seller, management and labor conflict resolution, single and multi-strategy agency, and game theory.
MAN 5511 Production and Operations Management (3) Prereq.: QMB 3602; MAN 3533. Examination and application of analytical models in the design and analysis of production and operations systems.
MAN 5525 Total Quality Management (3) Prereq.: QMB 3602; MAN 4504 or MAN 4532. Introduction of the tools and techniques used in designing, analyzing and implementing quality management systems in a modern enterprise to create competitive advantage and execute strategy.
MAN 5615 World Resources (3) Prereq.: MAN 4653. Resources are central to all aspects of business. The focus of this course is on the geography of resources from a multidisciplinary perspective and in the context of global business. Some of the issues to be explored in the class include: types of resources; resource dynamics; geographical distribution, production and consumption of resources (demand-supply disparity) in the global economy; global transportation of resources; geopolitics behind resource access and control; resources, technology, and global industrial relocation (including global outsourcing); resource life cycle and interlinkages among natural resources, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and business.
MAN 5715 Business Environment & Public Policy (3) Prereq.: Graduate Status and MAN 5205.  This course enables students to understand and assess the intersection between businesses, their external environment, and public policy and how it impacts individuals’ ethical decision-making. In additional to including ethics, this course also includes topics such as corporate social responsibility, stakeholder analysis, and the following ten external factors: cultural, social, demographic, economic, governmental, political, legal, competitive, environmental, and technological.
MAN 5721 Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)  Prereq.: MAN 5205, BUL 5321, ACG 3112, FIN 5406, and a Graduate Level Marketing course. This capstone requires students to apply knowledge acquired from the different functional areas to make managerial decisions and actions that synthesize strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation processes that can lead to effective long run performance within organizations.
MAN 5785 E-Business For Global Markets (3) Prereq: Graduate Status. This course enables students to examine the origins of network technology and typology, Internet protocols, and Internet law and understand how such technologies impact the exchange of goods and services in a global marketplace. 
MAN 5838 Systems Theory and Design (3) Prereq.: MAN 2543. In- depth study of the processes associated with the systems development cycle, including engineering tools methodologies. Application of business skills through project engineering.
MAN 5896  Advanced Topics in Business Information Systems (3) Prereq:  MAN 2543
MAN 5905 Directed Independent Study (variable) Prereq.:  Permission of the department chair and the supervising professor.  Graduate independent study in management with the appropriate supervision available when deemed appropriate by management department.
MAN 5910 Graduate Research (variable) Prereq.: Permission of the department chair and the supervising professor.  Graduate independent research project on management-related topic with the appropriate supervision available when deemed appropriate by management department.
MAN 5940 MBA Residency (variable) Prereq: Level 3 residency and permission of the director of professional programs and certification by the residency/internship office. Full-time affiliation as an intern with a School of Business and Industry approved organization or institution. Residency assignments can either be in accounting, finance, management, or marketing.
MAR 5151 Global Economic Marketing Applications (3)
MAR 5158 International Marketing Management (3) Prereq.: Graduate standing. This course examines the strategic role of marketing in the context of international environment in which firms operate. Recent developments in international marketing activities and a framework for better understanding of the basic forces driving international marketing operations will be discussed. Development of market entry strategies and global marketing mix policies, as well as export operations. Organizational issues related to the globalization of the firm.
MAR 5336 Promotional Strategy (3) Prereq.: Graduate standing and MAR 4803. This course examines the field of marketing communications. It covers a number of topics and areas essential for understanding how to design and evaluate communication strategies necessary for the successful marketing of products and services. An integrated marketing communications (IMC) perspective is utilized in covering material that focuses on various elements of an IMC strategy, including advertising, promotions, sales promotions, point-of-purchase communications, direct marketing techniques, and other topics.
MAR 5465 Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management (3) Prereq.:  TRA 5722. This course will examine the strategic role of Purchasing and Supply Management. It will identify the key drivers of an effective Purchasing and Supply Management system and provide students with a solid understanding of the analytical tools and techniques used in Purchasing and Supply Management.
MAR 5616 Marketing Research Methods (3) Prereq.: Graduate standing and 6 hours in marketing. This course prepares students to apply analytical market research techniques and report the results to management to meet the informational needs of organizations in a rapidly changing environment. 
MAR 5805 Marketing Management Strategy (3) Prereq.: Graduate standing and 6 hours in marketing. An analysis of the competitive environment and the sources of differential advantage with an emphasis on marketing mix decisions, the implementation of marketing strategy, and the organization and control of marketing activities.
MAR 5838 Strategic Brand Management (3) Prereq.: Graduate standing and 6 hours in marketing.. This course will introduces students to the concepts, skills and some of the tools used in effective strategic brand management.  Students will be expected to apply brand theory to real-world situations.
MAR 5905 Graduate Directed Independent Study in Marketing (variable) Prereq.:  Permission of the department chair and the supervising professor.  Graduate independent study in marketing with the appropriate supervision available when deemed appropriate by marketing department.
QMB 5555 Managerial Research Methods (3) Prereq.: QMB 3602.  Collection of primary data; analysis of data using such statistical tools as ANOVA, MANOVA, Regression and Conjoint analysis; fundamentals of data mining; presentation and writing of research reports.
QMB 5755 Operations Research (3) Prerequisites: QMB 4701, QMB 4820
QMB 5905   Directed Individual Study (3) Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair and the supervising professor. Independent study in quantitative analysis with the appropriate supervision available when deemed appropriate by management department.
TAX 5105 Corporate Tax Seminar (3)   Prerequisite:  TAX 4101 and graduate standing.  Study of corporate tax issues via research case analysis.
TAX 5405 Estate and Gift Tax (3)   Prerequisite:  TAX 4101 and graduate standing.  The study of estate and gift tax issues via research case analysis.
TAX 5505 International Tax (3)   Prerequisite:  TAX 4101 and graduate standing.  Study of international tax issues via research case analysis.
TRA 5722 Supply Chain I (3) Prereq.: MAN 4533, QMB 3602, FIN 3403, ACG 2071. This course introduces the tools and techniques of modern business logistics management focusing on their integration to enhance international competitiveness. The framework of the product delivery system will be used to explore the relationship of product and process design, operations, and distribution to the logistics system.
TRA 5723 Supply Chain Logistics II (3) Prereq.: TRA 5722. Examination and application of advanced tools and techniques of modern business logistics management in enhancing international competitiveness. The framework of the product-delivery system will be used to explore the relationship of supplier relations, E-Commerce, operations, and distribution to the logistics system.