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MBA 5X00 - Professional Success
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to help students develop the professional skills necessary for success in business careers. Topics to be covered in the course include building successful work relationships, developing effective teamwork and leadership approaches, and managing change and conflict. The course will provide opportunities for the students to practise and develop these skills.


MBA 5X01 - Introduction to Business Communications
Master of Business Admin.
This class presents written business communication as strategy critical to success in the workplace and graduate business classroom. The course introduces a written communication model useful to identify objectives, analyze audiences, choose information, and create the most effective method for written messages. The course is designed to ensure that students learn proper and effective use of paragraph organization, sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, and research documentation by writing and revising various documents. In addition, students are provided the opportunity to improve their research skills and analytical writing skills completing a research report.


MBA 5X02 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to fundamental algebraic and statistical concepts. Applications of concepts using Excel for calculations and graphs will also be included.


MBA 5X03 - Fundamentals of Business Statistics
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to probability and statistics with applications for the students without an introductory undergraduate course in statistics. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Topics include: descriptive statistics; basic probability models; random variables; discrete and continuous probability distributions; statistical estimation and testing; confidence intervals and an introduction to linear regression. The course is supported by statistical software package. Prerequisites: calculus and linear algebra.


MBA 5X04 - Fundamentals of Finance
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to financial concepts and principles for students required to take the proficiency course in Finance. Special attention is given to the role of the financial system in the economy, the fundamentals of investment analysis, and the financial decisions of business firms as related to capital budgeting, capital structure, and responsibility in the conduct of business financial operations. Prerequisites: None


MBA 5X05 - Fundamentals of Microeconomics
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to Microeconomic concepts and principles. Special attention is given to consumer and firm behavior, supply and demand analysis, decision-making by business firms in competitive and monopolistic markets and factors affecting operational efficiency of business firms. Course should only be taken if required as proficiency by Cameron School of Business. Prerequisites: None


MBA 5X06 - Fundamentals of Macroeconomic
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to Macroeconomics concepts and principles. Special attention is given to the analysis of national income and its determinants, causes and consequences of economic growth and instability, and the role of monetary and fiscal policies in stabilizing the price level and fostering high levels of employment and rapid economic growth. Course should only be taken if required as proficiency by Cameron School of Business. Prerequisites: None


MBA 5X07 - Fundamentals of Management
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and vocabulary of Management for the students required to take the proficiency course in Management. Emphasis is placed on the applications of management theories and concepts to practical problems in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions of management. This course is conducted primarily in a lecture and group-discussion format. Prerequisites: None.


MBA 5X08 - Fundamentals of Marketing
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and theories of marketing, with an emphasis on delivering value to the customers, for students required to take the proficiency course in Marketing. Topics include marketing environment, segmentation and targeting, buying behavior, marketing mix, and ethical and global perspectives. This course follows a lecture and discussion approach. Prerequisites: None.


MBA 5X09 - Legal Environment of Business
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides a study of law as it relates to organizational activity. Emphasis is placed on current legal problems, together with evolving theories or trends within the law. Primary emphasis is placed on business, the formation of contracts, the problems with sales contracts, secured sales contacts and security interests, and the proper forms of business organizations including sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. The course introduces the student to the problems that currently beset the business community, the origins of those problems, the consequences anticipated and, basically, what is to be expected in the future. The student should come to an understanding of the dangers to be encountered with such problems as changes in corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, changes in employment responsibilities, civil rights considerations and violations, harassment problems, early buy-outs, forced retirements, etc. At the end of the course it is hoped that the student will be familiar with not only the problems to be encountered in the business world, but the language and legal thinking surrounding these problems. Prerequisites: None.


MBA 5000 - Health Care Administration
Master of Business Admin.
Transfer courses from Texas Women's University relating the Health Care Administration concentration under the MBA program. Includes HCA 5001, HCA 5103, HCA 5483, HCA 5193


MBA 5002 - Graduate MBA Elective
Master of Business Admin.
Transfer credit.


MBA 5191 - Internship
Master of Business Admin.
Practicum or on–the–job experience under the guidance of practicing specialists in the field. To be supervised individually by a department faculty member with the approval of the chair. Permission of the chair or academic advisor/supervisor is required. Number of credit hours earned depends on number of hours spent on the internship site weekly. Internships may be taken only on a pass/fail basis. Maximum credit for all internships: 6 credit hours.


MBA 5192 - Independent Study
Master of Business Admin.
Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean, Associate Dean, or Director of Graduate Programs.


MBA 5218 - Financial Management Applications (HISD ONLY)
Master of Business Admin.
Application of concepts learned in Financial Management to actual budgeting problems.


MBA 5291 - Internship
Master of Business Admin.



MBA 5292 - Independent Study
Master of Business Admin.
Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean, Associate Dean, or Director of Graduate Programs.


MBA 5303 - Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, probability, probability distribution, sampling, estimation, statistical inference, and correlation and regression analysis. Prerequisite: Course should only be taken if required by Cameron School of Business.


MBA 5306 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in Business
Master of Business Admin.



MBA 5307 - Twenty-First Century Leadership Principles
Master of Business Admin.
Students will review modern leadership concepts in the context of Catholic identity. It will include corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and the United Nations Global Compact.


MBA 5310 - Women in Management
Master of Business Admin.



MBA 5311 - Managerial Economics
Master of Business Admin.
A study of the application of economic concepts and methods to business and government decision-making. This course reviews various economic concepts and methods and government decision making in both domestic and international settings, with emphasis on such topics as demand, pricing, production, and cost analysis.


MBA 5312 - Macroeconomic Theory
Master of Business Admin.
A study of the application of economic concepts and methods to business and government decision-making. This course reviews various economic concepts and methods and government decision making in both domestic and international settings, with emphasis on such topics as demand, pricing, production and cost analysis.


MBA 5315 - Operations Management and Supply Chain
Master of Business Admin.
Operations management is primarily responsible for creating values on business output by transforming the quantity, quality, forms, and place attributes of input variables. Theoretical and quantitative concepts, models, methods, and strategies covered in the course for designing and managing manufacturing and service systems include quality, inventory, forecasting, scheduling, and logistics. Students are expected to have a moderate level of proficiency with spreadsheet application. The course is also supplemented with simulation technology to provide a real time experience of managing supply chain and logistics.


MBA 5318 - Financial Management
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive study of the core concepts of financial management. Topics include financial performance evaluation, asset valuation, capital budgeting, risk and return in the context of the capital asset pricing model, capital structure theory, dividend policy, short-term financial planning and budgeting, and long-term financial planning and forecasting. This course introduces the student to corporate financial responsibilities and the methods required to effectively meet these responsibilities. Students are required to perform case analyses or written projects. Prerequisites: MBA 5X03 and MBA 5X04.


MBA 5319 - Investment Theory
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to modern developments in investment analysis and management. The course focuses on the impact of recent contributions to the theory of valuation of securities on the determination of the fundamental values of various securities and the role of these values in formulation of efficient and optimal investment strategies. The course also emphasizes the role of derivative securities in business and financial risk management. Prerequisite: MBA 5318.


MBA 5320 - Marketing Management Theory
Master of Business Admin.
This course presents a graduate level overview of marketing principles from a strategic perspective. Topics include positioning, market intelligence, consumer behavior, marketing mix, ethics and social issues. Lectures, cases, presentations and teamwork reinforce the concepts.


MBA 5321 - Marketing Applications and Research
Master of Business Admin.
This course presents marketing problems designed to develop the student’s problem-solving and research ability for marketing decisions. Topics include market research, design and evaluation of data gathering techniques, current trends in marketing, the marketing mix, and consumer behavior. Discussion-based, group work, cases and readings, presentations and experiential assignments are basic to the coursework.


MBA 5322 - Organizational Behavior
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth study of concepts relevant to understanding and predicting human behavior in organizations. Topics include personality, motivation, leadership, group processes, decision making, conflict resolution and interpersonal communication. Research in psychology, sociology, human resources and management is synthesized as they contribute to the understanding of individual and group productivity within the organization. Teamwork, leadership and problem solving are emphasized through experiential learning, and/or case methods. Assignments include written and oral presentations.


MBA 5324 - Business Ethics and Society
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth analysis and integrative framework for viewing the corporation as a social system and understanding the role of business in society. Topics cover the ethics and definition of the corporation as a legal person, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and vocation. Seminal cases, teams and/or a community project are used to enhance student recognition of ethical business issues, increase self-awareness, and to develop leadership skills that inform the future ethos and social responsibility of business.


MBA 5325 - Ethical and Moral Business Management
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the ethics and morality of business management and to the corporation as a social system. Topics include the difference between ethics and morality, the role of leadership, types of moral theories, the moral foundations of the market, and sustainability. Seminal cases, role-playing, and/or a service learning project are used to enhance student ability to recognize, describe and address ethical and moral issues at the personal, organizational and societal levels.


MBA 5326 - International Economics
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to both the principles of international trade and the fundamentals of balance of payments and exchange rate determination. Topics covered include the economic impact and the political economy of trade barriers, multilateral and bilateral trade arrangements, the conduct of monetary policy under alternative exchange rate systems, and the impact of trade restrictions and changes in exchange rates on business firms. Prerequisite: MBA 5X05 and MBA 5X06.


MBA 5330 - International Finance
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the study of multinational financial management and investment decisions. The course studies foreign exchange markets, international portfolio management, and financial management of multinational corporations, with emphasis on business use of derivative instruments and operating strategies to hedge exchange rate risk. Topics covered include the international financial environment and markets, exchange rate determination, currency derivatives, international arbitrage and interest rate parity theory, relationships among inflation, interest rate, and exchange rate, exchange rate risk management, multinational capital budgeting analysis, and global capital structure analysis. Cases are assigned to enhance creative thinking and analysis to apply to real-world situations. Prerequisite: MBA 5X04.


MBA 5331 - Financial Institutions and Markets
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive analysis of the role of the financial system in a modern industrial economy, emphasizing its institutions, markets, instruments, and regulation. The course discusses how the financial system creates money, serves as a tool of intermediation and risk management, and acts as a tool of monetary policy to achieve the national economic goals of price stability, high employment, and balance of international payments. Prerequisite: MBA 5X05, MBA 5X06 and MBA 5318.


MBA 5333 - Seminar in Marketing
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to methods of integrating marketing strategy and research for the purpose of developing an original marketing plan. Topics include the analysis of secondary market research, competitive strategy, buyer behavior, and the marketing mix. Students participate in simulation, group work, presentations and experiential assignments.


MBA 5337 - Human Resource Management
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to develop managers and professionals who can contribute to an organization’s success by aligning human resource functions with the goals and strategy of the organization. In doing so, this course provides students with an overview of the critical issues, theories, and practices in the field of Human Resource Management.


MBA 5341 - Futures, Swaps, and Options
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to financial derivatives, including options, swaps, futures and forward contracts and explain how they are used to transfer financial risk from riskaverse hedgers to speculators who are willing to accept this risk. Topics include hedging and trading strategies, portfolio insurance, and the valuation of financial derivatives, including the binomial model and the Black-Sholes model. Prerequisite: MBA 5318.


MBA 5342 - Financial Economics
Master of Business Admin.
This course will provide a rigorous application of economic principles to the study of the role of the financial system in a modern economy. This course begins with the microeconomic of optimal decision making under uncertainty, which will serve as a foundation for the development and valuation of new financial products. In the process, the major capital asset pricing models are introduced and their relevance and realism critically assessed.


MBA 5343 - Global Human Resources
Master of Business Admin.
A practical focus for understanding strategic human resource decisions within global work environments. This course is issue driven around topics such as outsourcing, expatriation and repatriation issues, expat compensation, training and development, performance appraisals, and work-related stress. Special emphasis is placed upon strategic development of expat assignments.


MBA 5351 - International Management
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth study of the impact of cultural variations on managerial practices within global organizations. Topics include cultural variations in organizational strategy, motivating employees, leadership styles, group dynamics, and managerial direction and control. Political and economic risk and human resource implications are addressed. This course utilizes lectures, case studies and/or experiential assignments in addition to readings.


MBA 5355 - Global Marketing
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of the course is to expose the student to the complexity of marketing strategy decisions in a global marketplace. Topics include global consumer markets; the global cultural, legal, political, economic environment; marketing mix; consumer behavior; and global marketing research. Assignments include group work, cases and readings and presentations.


MBA 5357 - Management Information Systems
Master of Business Admin.
This course presents the major issues in the realm of managing cross-functional information in complex organizations. Topics include planning, designing, acquiring, evaluating, and financing information systems and technologies. Students will understand competing perspectives of the end-user client and the information system manager with opportunities to work together to improve competitive advantage through effective management of information. The course is largely a discussion-based class with a case study emphasis including extensive Internet research to solve business problems and make decisions. Assignments include written and oral presentations.


MBA 5358 - Systems Project Management
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to project management techniques. Topics include project organization and staffing, planning and controlling, scheduling and resource allocation, and leadership. This course involves a combination of lecturing and case studies, with a major case analysis due at the end of the course.


MBA 5360 - E-Business Strategies
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides an overview of the conduct and management of e-business. Topics covered include technologies that support e-business, different e-business models and applications, security issues, electronic payment systems, legal and ethical issues, global issues, design and implementation issues and strategy for implementing an e-business. Students will write weekly case and current event analyses that address these issues.


MBA 5362 - Entrepreneurship
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides the students with the tools necessary for a complete understanding of the entrepreneurial process. The course focuses on recognizing and pursuing business opportunities, evaluating the feasibility of new ventures and learning how to manage growing businesses. Lectures, cases, presentations, and team projects reinforce the concepts.


MBA 5366 - Sourcing Management
Master of Business Admin.
This course addresses issues related to current sourcing practices in business organizations including outsourcing and off-shoring of services. Topics include the challenges of global sourcing as well as the costs, risks, rewards, and strategies involved in making sourcing decisions. A field project, case studies, and current event analysis assignments will enhance creative thinking and analysis by requiring the students to apply the course material to real-life situations.


MBA 5367 - Managing and Working in Virtual Teams
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides a practical focus for leaders and members of virtual and global teams. Topics include techniques for developing trust, shared understanding, performance evaluation, training, technology evaluation, and managing across cultures. Virtual teamwork, utilizing information technologies, is fundamental to this class. Oral and written presentations emphasize critical analysis, decision making, problem solving and resolution within a virtual context.


MBA 5368 - Systems Analysis and Design
Master of Business Admin.
This course focuses upon solving complex problems within modern business setting using the techniques and tools of business systems analysis and design. Topics include problem identification and preliminary investigation, feasibility assessment, analysis and documentation of current work processes, evaluation of alternative solutions, and work process redesign. This course relies heavily upon case study methods, with an ongoing case study that is addressed and updated weekly by students working in teams as new topics are introduced during the class.


MBA 5369 - Data Administration and Database Management
Master of Business Admin.
This course investigates techniques for using enterprise data for developing strategic advantage. Topics include data warehousing, data mining, indexing and searching text databases and data representation methods (XML). This is primarily a lecture oriented course with demonstrations and problems sets to help students gain experience with key topics covered.


MBA 5370 - Applied Strategic Management (Capstone Course)
Master of Business Admin.
This course is the graduate capstone which integrates concepts and theories from various functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and management. The course covers the strategic management process of environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategy evaluation. Students work extensively in teams to manage a company in a simulated industry environment. Case studies or projects or paper presentations may also be included.


MBA 5391 - Internship
Master of Business Admin.
Practicum or on–the–job experience under the guidance of practicing specialists in the field. To be supervised individually by a department faculty member with the approval of the chair. Permission of the chair or academic advisor/supervisor is required. Number of credit hours earned depends on number of hours spent on the internship site weekly. Internships may be taken only on a pass/fail basis. Maximum credit for all internships: 6 credit hours.


MBA 5392 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in MBA
Master of Business Admin.
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty. Prerequisites: 50+ credit hours; appropriate business coursework (to be determined in consultation with department chair or faculty supervisor); prior written approval of chair and instructor; minimum GPA of 3.0.


MBA 5393 - Special Topics
Master of Business Admin.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with focused knowledge in a topic of special interest in management, marketing, finance, MIS, international business, accounting, or ethics.


MBA 5493 - Entrepreneurship and Negotiations
Master of Business Admin.
This course provides the students with tools necessary for a complete understanding of the entrepreneurial process. The course focuses on recognizing and pursuing business opportunities, navigating through the legal business environment, and understanding how to successfully negotiate. In addition, students learn how to evaluate the feasibility of business ideas and manage growing organizations.


MBA 6328 - Cross Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management
Master of Business Admin.
Participants will learn through role plays, simulations and case study analysis how to be more prepared for the next negotiation with their peers at work at school or on their daily life. The best practices applicable in today’s environment from the most famous negotiators of ancient history (“the Phoenicians”) will be described, analyzed and given to participants as a methodology to apply on their future negotiations. The role of a third party to a conflict resolution will be discussed and practiced. Negotiations from single issue to multiple issue, and cross cultural elements will be analyzed and discussed. Participants will learn by doing and reading cases and research materials. This course will help participants discover how to reach agreements not only within their own culture, but also with different cultures.




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