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MBA Foundation Courses

MBA Foundation classes prepare you for the more rigorous courses in the MBA Program itself. These serve as refresher courses for someone who has been out of school for some time or as leveling courses that put you on even footing with students with undergraduate business degrees. Determination of which you might need is made during the application/admissions process.

What will I study?

Students with non-business degrees may need to take some or all of the following courses prior to taking MBA core courses:

MKTG 310 - Principles of Marketing - (4 credits)

An introduction to managerial marketing. The marketing mix: product, channels of distribution, price system, promotional activities, and introduction to consumer behavior.

ACCT 261 - Business Law - (4 credits)

Law as it applies to the business world. Explores background of our system of legal process. Examines law and its social environment and its impact on business organizations and transactions.

BADM 505 - Essentials of Accounting - (4 credits) or ACCT 251 and ACCT 252

An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information.

MGMT 326 - Organizational Theory and Behavior - (4 credits)

Explores the nature of human behavior in organizations as well as the structural effects of change. Application to the management of human recourses is provided. A conceptual foundation is applied to practical situations throughout the course.

BADM 503 - Quantitative Analysis in Business - (4 credits) or DSCI 245 and DSCI 346

An accelerated course in descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic regression analysis, chi-square analysis and quality control methodology.

BADM 500 - Economic Analysis - (4 credits) or ECON 200 and ECON201

An accelerated course in micro- and macroeconomic principles, including the topics of: functioning of a price system, supply and demand, forms of markets, theory of factor income, market interventions by the government, macroeconomic measurements, determinants of national income and output, effects of monetary and fiscal policy, and long-term growth.

FINC 335 - Financial Management - (4 credits)

The application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision-making. Emphasizes capital budgeting, working capital, cash management, cost of capital, and capital structure decisions.

OPSM 330 - Operations Management - (4 credits)

An integrating study focusing upon models and methods of production and operations management. Managerial approaches to planning, scheduling, and controlling both product and service. Tools include process analysis, plant location, plant layout, capacity planning, inventory control, forecasting, materials requirements planning, PERT/CPM, and quality control. Also studies computer-based operations control systems applicable to the above topics.

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