Southeast Missouri State University

Core Requirements

BA600 Managing and Leading Human Capital

 

  • This course will examine and apply management communication strategies to problems and issues of organizational leadership. Attention is given to communication skills that contribute to abilities to influence and shape decisions and the directions of groups in organizations. The course will also examine how to manage change, and will give attention to understanding the leadership approach required for continuous improvement.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

  • The course provides an analysis of the types, sources, methods, philosophy of business research and completion of a research project.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: MG257 or equivalent and admission to the MBA program.

BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems

  • Use of information systems technologies to support decision making. Topics include management information systems, decision support systems, and expert systems.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: MG175/MG375 or equivalent and admission to the MBA program.

BA650 Strategic Decision Making

  • Strategic business behavior especially in relation to external environment of business. Interdisciplinary and integrative perspectives are emphasized using cases, projects and team teaching.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: 12 hours of MBA graduate coursework completed.

BA651 Marketing Strategies

  • The advanced analysis of marketing case problems utilizing marketing and related business concepts and strategy. Major focus areas include acquisition, development, and retention of customers.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: MK301 and admission to the MBA program.

BA660 Strategic Cost Management

  • Interpretation & analysis of financial information, internal & external reporting, planning & control for decision-making, and analysis of the current manufacturing environment.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: AC222 and FI361 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C and admission to the MBA Program.

BA668 The Financial Environment

  • Covering two dominant points of view that comprise the financial environment. Managers "inside the firm looking out" to the investment community raise capital, acquire assets and then deploy company assets in a manner that they believe maximizes the market value of the firm for a given risk level. In contrast, the investment community "outside looking in" is the final arbiter of whether or not managerial decision making is consistent with the wealth maximization of stockholders and creditors.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: FI361 and admission to the MBA program

BA657 Applied Research Project*

  • Designed to understand the process by which business leaders respond to business problems. Integrates research skills and professional business practices, and provides an opportunity to apply current research skills to a business problem.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: The successful completion of 18 hours in the MBA program and approval of the Director of Graduate Programs in Business

* For those students not taking Applied Research Project, an exit examination is required.

Electives

BA521 Issues in Small Business/Entrepreneurship

  • This course focuses upon the critical issues and challenges encountered at different stages in the process of new venture initiation and growing privately-held companies.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA531  Imagination, Creativity and Innovation

  • An investigation of imagination, creativity, and innovation in the context of one’s intrapersonal, interpersonal, social, and organizational environment. (3)
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite:  Admission to the MBA program.

BA560 International Business Practicum

  • Provides a comprehensive theoretical overview of international business, along with an intensive overseas study tour of business and institutions.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: MK301 and MG301 or equivalent.

BA640 Integrative Management

  • This course focuses on the management of quality from product/service development through delivery and use.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA641 Entrepreneurship: Creating the Entrepreneural Venture

  • This course emphasizes the entrepreneurial processes and methods for analyzing new venture start-up opportunities, and the marketing, managerial and financial activities needed for successful start-up, growth and harvesting of entrepreneurial business ventures (3 hours).
  • Prerequisite:  Admission to MBA Program

BA658 Business Internship

  • A supervised field experience in an area of Business, such as Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, etc.
  • 3 credit hours (Credit/No Credit)
  • Prerequisite: The successful completion of 18 hours in the MBA program and approval of the Director of Graduate Programs in Business.
  • NOTE: International students need to contact International Programs Office before enrolling in Internship opportunity.

BA661 External Environment of Business

  • Study of the competitive, economic, legal, regulatory, political, technological, international and socio-cultural environments in which American businesses operate. 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA662 Contemporary Issues in Business

  • Intended to introduce students in current research on contemporary business issues and questions. Students will be expected to read, understand, and critically evaluate research and analysis on contemporary issues and demonstrate an understanding of how research and analysis affect proposed solutions or responses to these issues or questions
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program

BA663 International Business Strategies

  • Comprehensive theoretical and practical discussion of international business strategies with specific emphasis on current case analysis.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA664Organizational Leadership

  • An investigation of organizational leadership styles and the types of behavior necessary to implement these styles.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA665 Financial Institutions

  • The course examines the role of financial intermediation in business and society. In addition to the management of financial institutions, the course will focus on the impact of global economic forces and technological change on the financial services industry.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA667 Liability Risks in Products and Services

  • The examination of liability laws and how those laws impact American businesses in the production of goods and services.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BA680 Manangement of Health Systems: Strategy and Quality

  • Anntroduction to comparative health systems, impact on strategy and quality
  • 3credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program

BA681 Health Administration Policy

  • An introduction to policies impacting health
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program

BA682 Health Care Budgeting and Reimbursement

  • This course is an introduction to health care budgeting and reimbursement and the impact of resource allocation on health care delivery.
  • 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program

BA691, BA692, BA693 Independent Study/Special Projects

  • Independent study in a major field of the MBA curriculum.
  • 1, 2, or 3 credit hours.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

EC561 Managerial Economics

  • Application of microeconomic theory to the practical problems faced by decision makers in business environment.
  • Prerequisites: EC215.

EC580 International Economics

  • Development and maintenance of trade between nations; trade policies, exchange rate determination, financial activities involved.
  • Prerequisites: Mimimum grade of "c" in EC215, EC225 and MA134, senior standing

FI540 International Finance

  • An examination of the operations and financial strategies of multinational firms within a global environment.
  • Prerequisites: FI361 with a minimum of "C"; senior standing.

FI568 Portfolio Seminar

  • Examination of the concepts relating to modern portfolio theory. Topics include EMH, risk, portfolio performance, and related topics.
  • Prerequisite: FI 368 with a minimum grade of "C".

MG526 Managing and Developing Talent

  • Covers the Human Resources activities of performance management and training and development of talent.  Emphasis on practice, applications and exercises.
  • Prerequisite:  MG301 with a minimum grade of "C" 

  • Covers the human resources activities of recruitment, selection and compensation of talent. Emphasis placed on practice, applications and exercises.
  • Prerequisite: MG356 with minimum grade of "C" or BA600 with minimum grade of "C".

MG566 Legal and Union Issues in Human Resources

  • Covers the human resources activities topics of employment law and labor relations.  Emphasis is on impact of case law and union activity on organizations.
  • Prerequisite: MG356 with minimum grade of "C" or BA600 with minimum grade of "C".

MG550 Improving Team Performance

  • Investigating team performance and the skills and techniques required to improve team performance
  • 3credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program

MG560 International Management

  • Economic, cultural, political, and environmental variables of international management. Includes trends, organization for international operations, international management of human resources.
  • Prerequisite: MG301 with a minimum of "C".

MI575 Information Technology in Management

  • Major focus is business alignment with technology as pertaining to strategic frameworks for IT deployment in an organizaiton. The course is of applied nature; with discussions on industry practices.
  • Prerequisite: MI375 or IS 275 with minimum grade of "C"; senior standing

MK560 International Marketing

  • The marketing envionments throughout the world and the management of the marketing function on a global scale.
  • Prerequisite: MK301 with a minimum grade of "C".

AC534 Advanced Accounting

  • Business combinations, multinational enterprises, consolidated statements and non-business accounting.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: AC332 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

AC537 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services

  • An in-depth examination of auitor legal liability, ethics, audit procedures, statistical sampling and audit research using electronic databases and the Internet.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: AC437 with minimum grade of "C" or consent of instructor.

AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting

  • An examination of accounting rules and practices of multinational enterprises throughout the world with special emphasis on harmonization, standardization, and disclosure requirements.
  • Prerequisites: AC222 with minimum grade of "C"; senior standing.

AC545 Taxation of Business Entities

  • An examination of federal tax laws with emphasis on corporate taxpayers, partnerships, and fiduciaries
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: AC435 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C

AC548 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

  • An introduction to the accounting principles and reporting practices of governments and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Prerequisites: AC222 with minimum grade of "C"; senior standing.

AC563 Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting

  • A study of legal issues confronting business decision-makers, including negotiable instruments, debtor-creditor relationships, securities regulation & business organizations.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisites: BL255 or its equivalent with minimum grade of "C" or permission of instructor.

AC573 Accounting Internship

  • A supervised learning and work experience in professional accounting which enhances and supplements other accounting courses. An internship normally involves 150 supervised contact hours.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the MBA Accounting track

AC631 Advanced Cost Analysis

  • Study and application of strategic cost/managerial accounting concepts and procedures.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisites:  AC331 with minimum grade of "C"

AC647 Emerging Issues in Accounting

  • Study and application of accounting theory to current and emerging issues in accounting practice.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Admission to MBA Program

AC650 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting

  • An in-depth fraud examination with focus on causes of fraud, controls to prevent fraud, and company management and the auditor's role in deterring and detecting fraud.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisites:  MBA status or permission of instructor

BL563 Law and Business

  • Study of legal issues confronting business decision-makers, including business organizations, administrative regulations, UCC, contracts, and debtor/creditor rights.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Prerequisite: Graduate standing and BL255 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C
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