MBA Core Courses
Required courses, to be taken by everyone admitted to the program, include nine core courses (27 credit hours), two elective courses (6 credit hours), and a capstone course (3 credit hours) to be taken in the last semester of the program. Core courses build upon the knowledge support courses or appropriate experience. The capstone course should be taken in the last semester of the program.
ACCT 725 Accounting for Managers (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the accounting concepts, techniques, computer applications, and issues in costing and accounting measurement for management planning, decision-making and control. Prerequisite: ACCT 211 or ACCT 610.
BADM 712 Advanced Business Finance (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes the application of financial theory and concepts to the development of effective financial strategies for maximization of the firm value and shareholder wealth. Topics include capital budgeting, cash flow analysis, capital structure, cost of capital, working capital management, and security valuation, as well as effective spreadsheet analyzes. Prerequisite: BADM 310 or BADM 610.
BADM 729 Business Analysis for Managerial Decisions (3 credit hours)
Managerial decision making for contemporary problems encountered by the business professional, including forecasting, decision analysis, linear programming, transportation models, project scheduling, inventory, and waiting line models; basic understanding and evaluation of operations research techniques, use of available computer routines and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: BADM 220.
BADM 750 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 credit hours)
Essential legal and ethical foundation for business managers. Emphasizes effective strategies for managers to prevent and resolve legal disputes against companies. Topics include business ethics, the U.S. legal system, international law, legal issues related to the corporate form of doing business, forming and enforcing contracts, minimizing tort liability, managing debtor-creditor relations and retaining and managing company employees. Legal databases will be utilized. Prerequisites: BADM 350 or ACCT 610.
BADM 765 Management and Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of general management, including the planning, directing, controlling, and coordinating of activities involved in operating a business, government, or not-for-profit organization, with special emphasis on leadership. Prerequisites: BADM 360 or BADM 660.
BADM 775 Strategic Marketing (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on two strategic aspects of technology and marketing: the application of technology on marketing activities and the strategies associated with the marketing of technology products. Segmentation, positioning and marketing mix issues within a global technology environment will be emphasized as a part of the strategic marketing planning process. Prerequisites: BADM 370 or BADM 660.
BADM 782 Strategic Management & Decision Making (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of organization-wide management and long-range decision making. It is a capstone course and assumes prior completion of the majority of the DSU MBA curriculum. Finance, Marketing, Accounting, MIS, Economics, and Management knowledge learned in other MBA courses is used in student preparation of a semester-long project focused on current strategy topics and issues.
ECON 730 Economics for Decision Making (3 credit hours)
This course utilizes micro- and macroeconomic theory and empirical analysis to improve business decision-making skills and incorporates significant information technology integration. Major microeconomic topics include demand analysis and estimation, cost analysis and estimation, market structures, pricing strategies, and game theory. Major macroeconomic topics include the operation of credit markets, monetary and fiscal policy, analysis and prediction of macroeconomic variables, foreign currency markets and international trade. Technology integration includes some or all of the following: The use of Internet-based resources to supply data for analysis and information on current issues relevant to the course; the use of simulations, games, and computer applications to reinforce economic concepts, and the introduction of software tools that enhance the summary and presentation of economic information in a professional setting. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202 and BADM 310 or BADM 610.
INFS 601 Information Systems (3 credit hours)
Systems theory, quality, decision making, and the organizational role of information systems are introduced. Information technologies including computing hardware, software and telecommunications systems are integrated into the alignment with the Enterprise's Strategy and Key Business Processes.
INFS 724 Project and Change Management (3 credit hours)
A study of the principles and techniques used in managing information systems and organizational change projects. Project management software will be used in this course.