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MBA/MIB Degree Program

 
MIB/MBA Courses

MBA/MIB Courses

MBA Core Courses

CMBA 600 - Orientation
The objectives of the Opening Residency/Orientation Course are to develop espirit de corps among all new CMBA students, as well as the faculty and staff of the program; to give the participants concrete, take-away knowledge in the fundamentals of business education and to set appropriate expectations about the effort, quality, and cooperation needed to complete the program. This course provides a basic overview of undergraduate business concepts needed to proceed in the CMBA program and allows the student to assess their strengths and weaknesses at this particular point in their program. All students must also complete computer knowledge and skills testing to analyze their proficiency in the three major computer applications for the program.

Students will receive lectures from and be tested by faculty members who will teach the fundamental portions of the core courses and be tested on those principles. Also as a part of the residency, participants are introduced to the goals, expectations, and methods that are used throughout the program, including case analysis methodology, business plan preparation and business research, and analysis skills and techniques. The ongoing emphasis on relational learning will be explained and stressed as well. The successful completion of this course is required prior to a student proceeding with the Core Courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the MBA Director. Two credits

CMBA 601 - Business Ethics
Students will concentrate on the understanding of world views and their effects in the workplace and how ethical decision-making models rely heavily on the understanding of our own and others' world views. Some of the topics to be considered include the Sarbanes Oxley Act, earnings management, responsibilities of the board of directors and officers, the auditing function, the role of institutional investors and other stakeholders, as well as issues relating to executive compensation. Extensive use of case studies will be used and required weekly. Prerequisite: CMBA 601. Three credits

CMBA 602 - Managerial Economics
This course analyzes business problems in terms of microeconomic principles and methods. Students are required to apply the economic method to managerial decisions in demand estimation, production and cost analysis, and pricing and competitive strategies. Course material integrates economic theory with statistical techniques and concepts from other business disciplines through a series of analytical models. Three credits CMBA 603 - Managerial Accounting - The basic concepts of corporate financial statements are developed and explained, with an emphasis on the necessity of understanding these statements, the underlying methodologies used in preparing them and the implications of choices made by accountants. Tools for analyzing profitability, liquidity, leverage, alternatives available within generally accepted accounting principles on financial statements, in terms of management's financial reporting strategy are also explored. Three credits

CMBA 604 - Strategic Financial Management
Financial management techniques, policies, and theories are discussed and cases, as well as problem-scenario analyses using these topics, are fully explored. These topics and policies include: strategies for acquiring and applying current and long-term assets, working capital, total capitalization and profit distribution (presented in the content of share price maximization). Other topics include global financial strategies, leasing, risk analysis, project evaluation and cost of capital. Three credits

CMBA 605 - Strategic Management Concepts and Applications
This course examines strategic alternatives and choices to be made by companies in view of the opportunities and threats, maximizing their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses. The creation of core competencies to enhance these strategic choices as well as their sustainable competitive advantages is examined. Tiered levels of management are also reviewed. The course integrates learning experiences gained in the prior courses by concentrating on decisions to be made at the senior management level. Three credits

CMBA 606 - Analytical Business Research
This course will involve the study of techniques and principles for systematically monitoring environments--collecting, recording, analyzing and interpreting data using various statistical tools that provide assistance to decision makers that are involved in the selling and marketing of goods, services and ideas. Among the topics covered are data sources, research design, data measurements, sampling procedures, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression and non-parametric techniques. Three credits

CMBA 607 - Strategic Business Planning
The course is directed at the concepts of new venture creation, both in entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial contexts. Using lecture, case analysis, simulation models, and other teaching methods, the course covers the financial, strategic, legal and market-related aspects of creating and operating successful organizations. Topics include opportunity recognition and business planning and financing alternatives. Students working in small groups will create a new venture business plan that will include the acquisition and consolidation of a target company. Three credits

CMBA 608 - Capstone Project
Every student will complete an individual project involving the in-depth analysis of a selected company with recommended solutions to problems observed and analyzed to senior management of that organization and the course instructors. The project will incorporate the total learning experiences of the program core courses. Prerequisite: CMBA 601-CMBA 607 courses. Three credits

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MIB Core Courses

CMIB 600. Orientation Course-Global Business Environment
The course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals and essential components of international business and the environments in which it is conducted. It will examine theory and practice of elements that comprise the international environment in the global marketplace. This will involve the study of key issues facing international businesses and the possible solutions to those issues. Certain of those issues to be studied include, but are not limited to: ethics in international business cultures, national differences in the political economy, the strategy of international businesses (to include organizational and entry strategies). Two credits

CMIB 610. International Culture and Research
This course will examine how culture plays a significant role in and influences both domestic and international cultures. Intercultural competence is explored and examined for its role in facilitating international business. Special attention is given to defining and interpreting cross-cultural differences and influences. The needs, expectations and performance of people in business organizations, and in general, are addressed and studied to determine how multicultural skills and cultural awareness are applied across internal and global borders. Also, nationalistic goals and barriers employed by certain global partners are explored and examined for applicability. Case studies will be utilized in this course. Three credits

CMIB 620. Internationalization Process and Global Marketing
This course explores the role that political, legal, economic and cultural systems affect global marketing of goods and services. Skills necessary for effective decision-making and problem-solving domestically and internationally to make appropriate market entry or market enhancement decisions, are emphasized. Those skills and critical thinking are developed through the application of international marketing strategies and practices in various global scenarios to understand the management of international marketing activities including international product and brand management, marketing channels, marketing communications and strategic planning for global marketing. Three credits

CMIB 630. International Economics and Finance
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the international economic and financial systems impacting global business. Topics in international economics include: the foundation of modern trade theory, impact of tariff and non-tariff barriers, trading blocs and protectionism with emphasis on the EU problems as well as other similar alliances. International financial topics include, but are not limited to: foreign exchange systems, exchange rate determination, currency management, international banking and the international monetary system. Other topics include the study of international acquisitions, country risk analysis, and the use of long term financing. Each of these topics will be presented within the context of its applicability to certain countries and global alliances. Three credits

CMIB 640. Investment Readiness Module
This hybrid course provides students, collaborating in small groups, to work through the management of projects to advance a company internationally. The full-class and team specific meeting format will allow groups to receive directives and complete a series of tasks necessary for the business to complete before making a direct foreign investment from the host institution. Fifteen credits

CMIB 650. International Immersion Module
This international immersion experience acts as the capstone and final module of the MIB curricula. Students will be taught in an interactive classroom format over the course of 10 weekdays by the host institution, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. Topics include evaluating Europe from a socioeconomic perspective, marketing, cross-cultural skills, negotiations, quality, ethics, governance, logistics, and digital media from a multi-national company perspective. The two week trip will also include multiple trips to Barcelona industry leaders. Five credits