PROFESSIONAL MBA (PMBA)
PMBA 300 Managerial Analysis and Team Dynamics —
Develops the strategies and practices for effective problem solving,
leadership, cross cultural issues, group dynamics and teamwork in
the context of day-to-day management. Emphasizes skill practice
through case studies, structured exercises, simulations and discussion.
Seminar format maximizes opportunities to practice techniques, team
learning and exchanges of viewpoints and experiences.
PMBA 305 Quantitative Aspects of Decision Making —
Provides a survey of statistical methods widely used in management
problem solving and decision making. Course topics include data
analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, regression analysis, model
building and time series modeling. Emphasis is on learning to use basic
statistics and quantitative methodology to better analyze and solve
various management challenges. Real world data using spreadsheet
applications and add-ins will be used throughout the course.
PMBA 310 Accounting for Decision Making — 4 Units
Introduces the fundamental concepts and terminology of accounting
for business enterprises with an emphasis on the use of accounting
and financial information in managerial decision making. Areas
of study include financial statement analysis, financial accounting
concepts and principles and managerial cost systems such as the
generally accepted accounting principles, the financial accounting
process, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and
contemporary cost management principles.
PMBA 315 Managerial Economics — 4 Units
Surveys macroeconomics and microeconomics, domestic and
international economic policies, and major issues in business
economics; emphasis on the application of economic analysis to
current economic issues. Students will analyze the management
processes associated with resource acquisition and allocation;
theories of demand, production, cost and pricing with emphasis on
applications and the forecasting of business and financial conditions.
Quantitative methods are stressed.
PMBA 320 Financial Management — 4 Units
Looks at the field of financial management from a managerial
perspective. Students will focus on understanding capital budgeting
and on planning and control decisions: how the firm’s funds are to be
allocated across the universe of global investment opportunities, and
how the success of these efforts are to be monitored and evaluated.
In addition, liquidity or cash management, a daily preoccupation
of the financial manager, will be explored. They will learn the
concepts, tools, and techniques necessary to making value-adding
decisions in the SBU. In the process, the integration of finance with
the other functional areas and strategic concerns of the firm will
be emphasized. Presents coverage of the international aspects of
financial management. Case analysis and team projects are used as
PMBA 325 Management and Communications — 4 Units
Conducts an in-depth study of how organizational design, corporate
cultures, managerial process and communication make up the essential
qualities of excellent global companies. Students will conduct an in-depth study of management decision making, leadership styles and
managing during uncertainty and crisis. This will include the principles
of management, staffing, planning, organizing, controlling, leading,
and communicating, as well as management concepts of motivation,
morale and cross cultural communications. Students are encouraged
to develop individual evaluative criteria for communications style
with the aid of the instructor and peers.
PMBA 330 Innovation and Technology Management —
Explores the theory and practice of managing innovation and
technology and their role in competitive business situations in a global
economy. Students will examine the strategic and managerial issues
related to the adoption and implementation of new technologies
and to the innovation process. Product, process and information
technologies will be covered through case studies, readings and
class discussions. Emphasis will be placed on technology planning,
development and acquisition, global sourcing and managing the
technically-oriented business functions.
PMBA 335 Marketing Management — 4 Units
Discusses theory of modern marketing with a strategic emphasis on
integrating marketing activities with company objectives, the customer
and environmental opportunities. Key topics covered include market
research and segmentation, product positioning, pricing policies,
distribution channels and promotion/advertising/selling. Students
will be exposed to marketing in a variety of contexts such as for-profit, non-profit, Internet and the global context. Course involves
both individual and group work culminating with the production of
an original marketing plan written by each student.
PMBA 340 Operations Management — 4 Units
Introduces operations management as a key functional area of
management in an international business and explores its links with
other key functional areas of the firm. Students will learn about the
acquisition and allocation of resources, product and process design,
process improvement techniques, global supply chain and materials
management, operation of the production system, and technology
deployment to support and improve the entire value chain. Both
manufacturing and service systems will be explored. Students will
be introduced to contemporary operations management issues, such
as just-in-time systems, flexible production systems, agility, mass
customization, process reengineering, and quality management
PMBA 345 Contextual Environment of Business — 4 Units
Examines the critical impact of non-market forces including the
international, legal, political, social, environmental and cultural roles
played by the business enterprise in conducting global business. In
addition to purely legal concerns, a major emphasis of the course
is also the ethical, social and environmental obligations of both the
individual manager and the corporation as a whole.
PMBA 350 Developing Personal Leadership — 4 Units
Using a workshop method, this course is designed to provide students
with opportunities to learn and obtain skills and knowledge necessary
for developing an effective personal leadership style as well as a career
and life plan. The focus of this class is on developing an understanding
of emotional intelligence and how to develop a concrete action/
development plan that integrates self-awareness with a life goal. This,
in turn, results in career/lifestyle choices that fit their personal vision.
PMBA 355 Strategic Management — 4 Units
Covers the development and implementation of strategies for gaining
competitive advantage in a global economy. Students will consider the
strategic problems encountered by top-level managers in a competitive
global market from an integrated perspective. Students will learn
varied approaches to analyzing strategic situations, developing a
competitive strategy and managing policies to implement these
strategies including: controlling organization-wide policies, leading
organizational change and the allocation and leverage of resources.
Students will consider such emerging topics as global strategy,
competitive dynamics, technology-based competition, business-governmental relationships, corporate social responsibility, ethics,
environmental and cooperative strategy.