MBA Program at Thomas More College

Curriculum

The Department of Business Administration offers the TAP curriculum in a lock-step format.

The Masters of Business Administration degree program consists of a 39-graduate semester-hour course sequence.
Course descriptions are subject to change.

MGT 605 LEADING INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
 This course addresses the management issues associated with achieving competitive advantage in an environment of rapid technological change. Among the topics considered are managing existing technology, learning about collaborative meeting practices, discovering various emerging technologies and social media practices, and creating innovative organizations in the 21st century. (3 credits)

MGT 630 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Corporate Social Responsibility provides students with decision-making frameworks and practical tools for anticipating, critically analyzing, and appropriately responding to the social, ethical, and political challenges managers face when operating in a global economy. Because corporate social responsibility in practice requires that a corporation address both business goals and society’s expectations, students examine the concept that modern corporations have a responsibility beyond providing profit to shareholders: to create value for society and a diverse group of stakeholders.   (2 credits)

ACC 604 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
The study of accounting policies and practices as they relate both to external financial statements and management reporting systems. Emphasis is on the impact of decisions concerning application of generally accepted accounting principles.  Consideration is given to obtaining and using accounting information in planning and decision-making.
(3 credits)

LAW 620 POLITICAL, LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
Law, regulation, political factors and their impact upon the decision making process are examined.  Historical and current forces as well as compliance are considered.
(3 credits)

PRJ691 MASTERS PROJECT FORMATION
Course description currently under revision. (2 credits)

FIN 630 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
An analysis of corporate financial decisions and strategies that enhance shareholder value in both domestic and international settings.  Major topics include sources and uses of funds, the valuation of debt and equity securities, ethics, financial analysis and forecasting, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisition. (3 credits)

MKT 650 MARKETING STRATEGY  
A managerial approach to the study and applications of marketing.  Emphasis is placed on the nature and scope of market management responsibilities and marketing decision-making process. (3 credits)

OPS 660 OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS & PRODUCTION
Techniques for the strategic use of operations, technology and innovation as they contribute to an organization’s primary function as a provider of goods and services to domestic and international markets. These activities include the design of efficient and effective processes as well as the management and control of the key resources of the firm, its people and technologies.  Issues such as quality, productivity, resource scheduling and inventory control are addressed from a managerial viewpoint. (3 credits)

ECO 615 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 
Managerial Economics covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision making.  Topics include demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, price discrimination, risk aversion and uncertainty, moral hazard and incentives, game theory and contracts.
(3 credits)

NEG 615 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & NEGOTIATION
This course has two components. The first component focuses on the substantive theories and models of managing conflict with a primary emphasis on the workplace. The second component will be skills based and will require the student, through the use of exercises, examples and role playing, to practice and develop the skill of managing conflict. Principles of negotiation will also be utilized as a means of managing conflict. (2 credits)

QUA 640 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND MODELING
This course will survey selected deterministic and probabilistic models, their areas of application, and their solution methodologies.  Emphasis will be on problem formulation, solution techniques, and output interpretation and analysis. Computer software will be used extensively for problem solutions. (3 credits)

MGT 612 TRANSNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
This course examines the global differences in laws, politics, culture and economies that affect the management of foreign operations.  Establishes an operational framework for managers through exposure to management concepts in international settings; strategic and operational planning; organization design and legal topics impacting business transactions. (3 credits)

MGT 613 STRATEGY FORMULATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
The theory and practice of formulating strategy at the general management/executive level.  Environmental analysis, competitive analysis and strategic planning as compared to strategic thinking are among the topics covered.  As the MBA capstone, the course will serve to integrate previous work through various cases including the Class Continuing Company Case. (3 credits)

PRJ 692 MASTERS PROJECT COMPLETION
Applied research methodology and development of the project proposal are the topics covered.  A schedule for moving through the proposal, approval, completion and presentation stages is developed. Projects should be designed to be of significance to an organization of interest. This course ends with the presentation of the completed project. (3 credits)