Online MBA Curriculum

The curriculum was developed with two strategic goals:

  1. Provide students with expert, cutting-edge business knowledge, ethical values, and the ability to execute.
  2. Provide focused education and experiences in a specific area of business to improve student employability.

Shingo Operational Excellence Specialization

Nine credits operational excellence focused course work.

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36 Credit Program

ACCT 6350 Accounting for Management Decision Making (3 cr.)

Action-oriented case studies to demonstrate management accounting techniques to achieve profit goals and business strategies in a variety of organizations. International accounting and ethical issues are addressed.

FIN 6010 Solving Financial Problems (3 cr.)

Corporate finance case course, dealing with problems in working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital problems, and corporate restructuring.

MGT 6720 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)

Study of basic process functions in managing a production or service organization, such as inventory control, production control, procurement, quality control, production planning, forecasting, etc.

DATA 6060 Analytics in the Enterprise (3 cr.)

Provides foundational knowledge and important skills for business professionals regarding the role and use of analytics in today's enterprises.

MSLE 6200 Executive Influence (3 cr.)

This course is designed to improve students’ understanding and skills in all phases of negotiation, the development of negotiation strategy and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including dyadic, buyer-seller transactions, dispute resolution, cross-cultural and third-party.

MSLE 6410 Enterprise Creation (3 cr.)

Focuses on development of new ventures, including entrepreneurial competencies, venture teams, recognizing business opportunities, gathering resources, new venture finance, entry strategies, legal structure, licensing and regulatory requirements, patents, copyrights, and product liability.

MSLE 6520 Enterprise Branding and Marketing (3 cr.)

Advanced case approach to current marketing management problems. Emphasizes concepts, research, techniques, decision making, and marketing strategy development.

FIN 6020 Fundamentals of Investments (3 cr.)

The objective of this course is to obtain a firm understanding of the fundamentals of investments. By the end of this course, students should have a comprehensive understanding of how modern portfolio theory is applied in practice and how to value the performance/risk of various financial securities. Included are topics such as securities markets and transactions, market efficiency, common stock valuation, diversification, capital asset pricing, performance evaluation and risk management, option valuation, and bond valuation.

MSLE 6645 Innovative and Inclusive Leadership (3 cr.)

This leadership course focuses on developing innovative and inclusive leaders who can effectively navigate complex, changing environments and engage tomorrow's dynamic workforce. Students will learn effective leadership strategies for leveraging innovation, inclusion and diversity in teams and organizations.

MSLE 6650 Strategic Sales Management (3 cr.)

Students learn to build a sales foundation around plays, process and system; to create new value through sales architecture and sales coaching; and to lead innovation with sales blueprinting and technology tools.

MSLE 6741 Leadership Development (3 cr.)

This course bridges the practice of leadership with the moral philosophy of leadership. Students learn the long history of leadership theory and the latest research, but they also experience both a hypothetical (case-based) application and real-world application of those ideas.

MSLE 6890 Advanced Strategy (3 cr.)

Taking a CEO’s perspective, this course addresses global competitiveness, strategic assessment, policy development, and strategy execution.

Shingo Operational Excellence Specialization (9 Credits)

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MSLE 6640 ST: Shingo Project (3 cr.)

Consists of the Shingo Build Excellence workshop and the Shingo project.

MSLE 6640 ST: Shingo Workshops (3 cr.)

Consists of the following Shingo workshops: Discover Excellence, Systems Design, Cultural Enablers, Continuous Improvement, and Enterprise Alignment.

MSLE 6870 Strategic Global Thinking (3 cr.)

Consists of a week-long international study tour and culmination of the Shingo workshops and the Shingo project.