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MBA Dual Degree

MBA Electives Without Prerequisites

The following courses are MBA electives that can be taken before completing MBA core courses.

MBA Electives Without Prerequisites

The following courses do not require MBA core prerequisites. However, there may be major restrictions in place during phase I of registration for these electives. Classes denoted with the section EM or taught during the 6-9 p.m. time slot are restricted to current MBA students only. Major restrictions will lift on a majority of the following electives toward the end of phase I registration or during the first week of classes. Please check OSCAR for the latest registration information. Contact the MBA program office with any questions.

MGT 6056    Electronic Commerce
Searching for customers and suppliers. Serving customers electronically. Handling electronic transactions. Business model innovations in e-commerce. Less focused on the IT side, more on the business side.

MGT 6057    Business Process Analysis and Design
Explore software infrastructure of the firm. How does that infrastructure support the business' processes? Includes an ERP simulation game. Effective management of technology to gain competitive advantage. Involves use of SAP.

MGT 6059    Emerging Technologies
Analyze and make decisions around emerging technologies. Apply techniques for scanning the horizon for emerging technologies. Predict which technologies will be successful and why. Describe environments in which technologies emerge.

MGT 6070    International Finance
Learn how to deal with exchange rate risk and market imperfections. Maximize benefit of expanded global opportunities. Explore foreign exchange risk management, international corporate governance, and cross-border M&A. Explore management of multinational firms.

MGT 6106    Teamwork in Organizations
Preparation to succeed as a leader, manager, and member of teams. Design effective teams and implement effective team procedures. Explore theories and frameworks to identify threats and opportunities in teams. Leans on case studies, team exercises, and simulations.

MGT 6302    Consumer Behavior
Provides an in-depth overview of concepts from psychology, economics, and related fields that help marketers to understand, predict, and influence consumer behavior. Surveys a range of quantitative and qualitative tools by which consumer behavior is researched and analyzed. The course emphasizes an applied learning perspective in which students use theory-based insights to inform realistic marketing decisions.

MGT 6326    Collaborative Product Development
Introduces tools and concepts for linking product development to marketing and strategic planning. Emphasizes methods of managing the development process for speed, efficiency, and market impact.

MGT 6359    Business Strategies for Sustainability
This course offers a holistic view of the interaction of businesses with the environment. It outlines reasons why businesses would want to care about environmental issues, introduces environmental assessment and management tools, and visits topics from various business functions. A novel feature of the course is innovation tournaments for sustainability.

MGT 6400    Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management
Introduces spreadsheet-based modeling methods for maximizing a firm's profit and forecasting customer demands. Understand pricing of constrained capacity, overbooking policies, price optimization, and customer segmentation for revenue maximization.

MGT 6401    Supply Chain Modeling
Matching supply and demand by forecasting and understanding inventory basics. Understand incentive alignment, logistics network design, and capacity management. Gain a deeper understanding of retail supply chains and service supply chains.

MGT 6450    Project Management
Learn project management concepts and understand tools of project selection, planning and tracking. Understand special considerations for managing projects with outsourcing/offshoring settings. Investigate new technologies related to project management. Understand how to use Microsoft Project and other tools to manage projects.

MGT 6725    Information Security Strategies and Policy
Information security vulnerabilities and risks; legal, cost, privacy, and technology constraints; derivation of strategies; technical and procedural means of achieving desired ends.

MGT 6726    Privacy, Technology, Policy, and Law
Big data has created numerous challenges in how to build private and public institutions to achieve the benefits of greater information flows while managing the risks to personal privacy and cybersecurity. This course seeks to equip students to understand the multiple perspectives relevant to managing privacy in an organization, both for private-sector companies and for government.

MGT 6772    Managing Resources of the Technological Firm
Analysis of the challenges associated with managing a firm's resources (technology, work force, materials, information, processes, knowledge). Learn how to plan under conditions including rapid technological innovation, international competition, and changing markets. Specific topics include positioning strategies, innovation and diffusion, technology strategy, knowledge transfer, performance measurement, process management, and implementation of new technology.

MGT 6789    Technology Ventures
Improve your ability to assess the attractiveness of a new venture, anticipate the problems likely to be encountered as the business evolves, and predict its success or failure.

MGT 8803    Integrated Marketing Communications
Learn about the distinct components of an integrated communications program, and how these fit into an organization's overall marketing strategy. Examine the roles, responsibilities, and interactions of the various groups that create and implement marketing communications. Understand how market segmentation, consumer behavior, and brand positioning influence the development of successful communications. Become aware of relative advantages and disadvantages of different media options, and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of a communications program.

MGT 8803    Law for Entrepreneurs
This course covers selection of legal entity; public offerings; ownership structure; sales and lease contracts; loan agreements; venture capital negotiations and agreements; debtor-creditor relations; employment law; and intellectual property law.

MGT 8803    Cross-Cultural Management
This course provides a broad overview of the various roles managers play within the unique international contexts. It introduces you to comparisons of significant cross-cultural differences and helps you to become familiar with ways to effectively anticipate and address cultural differences toward organizational and individual success. A particular emphasis is placed on the unique challenges associated with managing people in an international environment ranging from the psychology of cross-cultural relationships to developing strategic HR policies to attract and retain a global workforce.

MGT 8803    Big Data Analytics in Business
This course teaches the scientific process of transforming data into insights for making better business decisions. It covers the methodologies, algorithms, issues, and challenges related to analyzing business data. It will illustrate the processes of big data analytics by allowing students to apply business analytics algorithms and methodologies to real-world business datasets from finance, marketing, and operations.