MBA - Management

8335
Master of Business Administration
Online
Yes
Graduate
Florida Tech Online
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8335 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended  

The Master of Business Administration - Management degree program may be completed in two years or less and provides the highlevel knowledge and range of skills to meet the challenges of today's complex global business.

Rooted in the case method approach, this intensive M.B.A. program offers a uniquely collaborative, hands-on education. The program covers a variety of subjects including multinational business policy, entrepreneurship and operating management.

Students actively engage in case study analysis and exercise leadership and teamwork skills. Leadership theory, operations management and corporate venturing are covered as well as the core business fundamentals. The program combines academic principles with practical, real-world applications to result in a solid business foundation.

Curriculum
Program Prerequisites

The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines necessary tools required to plan and run a successful business venture. Requires integration of concepts, methods and models from accounting, economics and marketing in forming a business plan for a product or service in a case study.
    Requirement(s):
    First course in a two-course sequence.
  • BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Builds on . Examines and uses concepts, methods and models from the functional business areas of statistics, finance, management and law. Requires students to integrate each component into a complete business plan.
    Requirement(s):
    Second course in a two-course sequence.
Core Courses

The M.B.A. degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management, and an additional two directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) chosen with the approval of the faculty advisor. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today's rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.

  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision-making. Includes competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis.
  • BUS 5431 Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.
  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the concepts and tools of corporate financial management and financial planning, including capital budgeting, capital structure and net working capital. Considers the importance of ethics in financial decision-making.
  • BUS 5450 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents existing research, theories and models explaining how individual and group behavior and processes shape the internal dynamics of organizations. Provides the foundation to understand contemporary debates concerning alternative organizational designs and management practices.
  • BUS 5470 Marketing Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the tools and techniques of managing marketing activities as well as an analysis of the marketing process. Emphasizes decision-making, the refinement of skills needed to recognize and solve marketing problems, and effective communication of recommendations. Uses case analysis extensively.
  • Directed Electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) Credit Hours: 6
Specialization
  • BUS 5460 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses policy and management issues surrounding information systems in today's enterprises: strategic use, organizational impact, project management, human resource issues and other topics germane to understanding management information systems.
  • BUS 5461 Production and Operations Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the translation of product and service requirements into facilities, procedures and operating organizations. Includes product design, production alternatives, facilities location and layout, resource requirements planning, quality control and project management. Uses live case analyses.
  • BUS 5486 International Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes economic, social, cultural, legal and environmental influences on the formulation and execution of the business policy of firms engaged in multinational business. Students explore the functions, problems and decision-making processes of multinational business organizations.
  • BUS 5488 Corporate Innovation and New Ventures
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the discovery and identification of new business opportunities, the process of creation within the context of a mature company, the processes of growth through acquisition, and the absorption, discontinuance or spinning out of businesses.
Capstone
  • BUS 5480 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    In-depth analysis of industries and competitors, and how to build and defend competitive advantages in forming a successful competitive strategy. Case analysis and management simulation convey the multifunctional nature of decision making at the top management level. Augmented by live-case analyses.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be taken in the final semester before graduation.
Total Credits Required: 36