MBA Concentration Courses Descriptions
BUAD871: Managing for Creativity and Innovation
Focuses on individual characteristics and group and organizational factors that influence the ability of organizations to generate new products and/or processes, and to implement new products/processes. Students practice skills to diagnose barriers and develop creative organizations.
BUAD872: Organizational Development and Change
Provides knowledge and skills to function as effective change agents in organizations. Particularly appropriate for students seeking potential employment in positions requiring skills in facilitating change. Classic OD concepts are studied along with contemporary concepts, approaches and techniques for planned organizational change.
BUAD881: Research Methods for Marketing Decisions
Focuses on the techniques of research design, data collection, and data analysis for making marketing decisions. Helps students develop an appreciation for the potential contributions and limitations of marketing research data, enabling them to evaluate marketing research activities. Emphasizes interpretation, not computation, from statistical analyses.
ACCT820: Financial Statement Analysis
Examines contemporary aspects of financial statement analysis such as the supply and demand for accounting information, statistical properties of accounting numbers and the impact of information on securities prices.
ACCT/FINC857: Private Equity & Venture Finance
Understanding of economic role of private equity and venture capital, the structure of the industry, and the forces that shape its development. Develop analytical deal-structuring techniques, interact with private equity professionals, and learn about unique risks of private equity investing.
FINC861: Financial Modeling and Valuation
Financial modeling techniques to value IPOs, mergers, private equity transactions, and leveraged buyouts. Explore the economic principles supporting these techniques and apply them to various transaction types using real financial data. Focus is on bridging the gap between theory and practice.
FINC854: Special Topics in Finance
Examines selected topics of current interest in various areas of finance, including corporate financial management, investment analysis and portfolio management, or financial institutions and markets.
ENTR860: High Technology Entrepreneurship
Focuses on critical financial, legal, scientific and engineering issues confronted during initial planning stages of a start-up enterprise. Students work in teams to develop a business plan for a real world business product offering.
BUAD899: Business Consulting Project
Designed to assist students gain an integrative, practical and applied industry experience by solving a real life industry problem in a group setting. Projects may be set up in different functional areas and/or concentrations, e.g., New Venture Creation, Marketing, Interdisciplinary Projects, etc.