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PMBA Course Descriptions

PMB 542 MBA Foundations I
This course covers Financial Accounting and Statistics concepts essential in core PMB courses. Pass/No record.  A grade of Pass is equivalent to a B or higher.
3 Credit Hours

PMB 543 MBA Foundations II
This course covers Finance and Statistics concepts essential to success in the core PMB courses. Pass/No record.  A grade of Pass is equivalent to a B or higher.  (Prerequisite: PMB 542)
3 Credit Hours

PMB 600 Leadership Development
The primary objective of this course is to provide a developmental opportunity for students to be more effective and intentional as leaders. Based on the finding that increased self-awareness is key to leadership effectiveness, students will be exposed to a variety of assessments and experiences including personality assessment, 360-degree feedback, and coaching in order to increase their capacity to lead effectively. The course includes online components and four Saturday class meetings spread over two terms. 
3 Credit Hours

PMB 605 Law and Ethics
This course will examine the relationship between business and the complex network of state and federal laws and regulatory agencies. It is designed as a study of the legal and ethical environment of business. Topics will include the development of the law and legal system, regulatory law and regulatory agencies, commercial law basics and the fundamentals of applied business ethics. Specialty topics will include employment and labor law, environmental law, litigation/risk management, insurance, and others. 
3 Credit Hours

PMB 610 Organizational Behavior
This course provides an overview of topics and concepts in the field of Organizational Behavior. Emphasis is placed on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems and an understanding of practical implications of various theories of human behavior at work. Specific topics include leadership, motivation, teamwork, career issues, work roles, job enrichment, and employee participation activities necessary to generate goods and services in profit and non-profit organizations. 
3 Credit Hours

PMB 615 Economics for Managers
This course introduces core economic concepts and relationships pertinent to business strategy formulation and managerial decisions. Topics covered include the role and interaction between consumer demand, firm costs, and industry market structure in guiding informed managerial decisions; the impacts of alternative public policies at the industry and firm level; and the assessment of broader macroeconomic policies. Students learn and apply basic economic concepts to gain understanding of their use and importance for business management and effective decision making.
3 Credit Hours

PMB 620 Managerial Accounting
This course examines the way in which managers analyze and use accounting information to make effective management decisions. It focuses on how to compute and prepare special analyses and reports as well as how to interpret those results for decision making purposes. Major topics include financial statements, product costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit relationship, and planning and control. (Prerequisite: PMB 542)
3 Credit Hours

PMB 625 Managerial Finance
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of corporate finance in a valuation and decision making context. In particular, students will learn to employ a valuation approach for making decisions in areas including capital budgeting, capital structure, cash distributions, raising capital, and mergers and acquisitions. The course blends theoretical aspects of corporate finance with case discussions. (Prerequisites: PMB 543 & PMB 615)
3 Credit Hours

PMB 630 Marketing Management
The marketing manager's requirements include analyzing marketings, designing and implementing marketing strategies, and managing brands. These requirements are achieved by identifying and targeting customer needs that can be satisfied by the organization's value proposition. A successful marketer, therefore, focuses an organization's resources to meet customer needs and to maximize internal objectives. In this course, students will utilize quantitative and qualitative methods that enhance the likelihood of successfully achieving these goals. (Prerequisite: PMB 542)
3 Credit Hours

PMB 635 Business Analytics
This course provides an overview of concepts, techniques and applications of statistical data analysis and management science as they support decision making processes throughout the organization. Topics include quantitative methods commonly used to support business decision modeling and to investigate past business performance to drive business planning. It includes the application of current computer software. (Prerequisites: PMB 542 & PMB 543)
3 Credit Hours

PMB 640 Managing in a Global Context
This course develops an understanding of the challenges that firms and their managers face in attempting to operate in an increasingly global business environment. The course explores the causes and consequences of the evolving global business environment including the changing patterns of international trade and investment, the nature and impact of international trade policies and institutions, exchange rates, and the management of exchange rate risk. Case analysis is used to explore management of the multinational enterprise including strategic options for international expansion, parent-subsidary relationships, and the challenges of operating in a multicultural business environment. (Prerequisite: PMB 615) 
3 Credit Hours

PMB 645 Management of Information Systems
This course examines how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage. Emphasis is placed on information technology as an enabler to support business strategy, define business models, and provide for more efficient operations in both domestic and global business environments.
3 Credit Hours

PMB 650 Operations Management
This course explores the relationship between operating systems of the organization and the marketing, financial, and human resource systems. Tactical day-to-day operating decisions and long-range strategic decisions are covered and discussed. The student will learn strategies and methods that will assist in discerning how productive entities work and ways to improve performance. (Prerequisite: PMB 610)
3 Credit Hours  

PMB 655 Strategic Planning & Implementation
This course integrates many of the student's academic and professional experiences to focus on the strategic planning necessary for an organization to define and achieve its overall objectives. It includes discussion of cases and a project. The ability to identify issues and problems and to develop management strategies for an organization is emphasized.  (Prerequisite: PMB 610, PMB 615, PMB 620, PMB 625, PMB 630) 
3 Credit Hours



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