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MBA in General Management Courses & Tuition
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Master of Business Administration

General Management Concentration

MBA in General Management Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our General Management MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.

General Management concentration courses (12 credit hours)

The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your General Management MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

Click on a course name below for its full description.

Managerial Decision-Making

Career Success Strategies

Managerial Communication

Contemporary Economics for Managers

Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Leadership in the 21st Century

Global and Domestic Security Management

Business Law: Strategic Considerations for Managers and Owners

Global Perspectives for International Business

Strategic Management in a Global Environment

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

Venture Finance and Due Diligence

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Startup and New Venture Planning

Foundations in Global Supply Chain Management

Global Supply Chain Resource Planning and Management

Relationship Management, Procurement and Sourcing Strategy

Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing

Supply Chain Management Decision Support Tools and Applications

Managing Quality

Business Law: A Managerial Framework

Managerial Decision-Making
MGMT530 – 3 credit hours
This course explores decision-making from the perspective of managers who must decide how to allocate scarce resources under uncertainty. Combining qualitative and quantitative information is emphasized. Topics include framing decision problems, establishing evaluation criteria, determining trade-offs, constructing decision trees, estimating probabilities and risk, and taking responsibility for consequences. The roles of judgment, intuition and heuristics in decision-making are also explored. Students research a practical application of decision analysis.
Prerequisite: None
Career Success Strategies
CARD548 – 3 credit hours
This interdisciplinary survey course introduces new students to key strategies for success and is designed to help them achieve both academic and career success. Coursework includes assessments and research into understanding oneself, the external business environment in which successful careers can be achieved and the School's expectations of students. Topics include self-assessment, program and course objectives, practitioner-oriented instruction, business and professional competencies, and career planning.
Prerequisite: None
Managerial Communication
MGMT550 – 3 credit hours
Managerial Communication emphasizes communication competencies that can help ensure business success. Students learn how to write effective, persuasive and negative messages; conduct business research, analyze information, and write a business proposal or report; deliver an effective oral presentation with visual aids; and create corporate training materials. Also addressed are group dynamics, intercultural communication, media relations and ethics.
Prerequisite: None
Contemporary Economics for Managers
ECON565 – 3 credit hours
This course examines basic economic principles underlying issues faced by organizations and their managers. History and context are introduced, followed by a review of essential analytical methods. Equipped with these fundamentals, students apply the power of simple economic reasoning to a variety of contemporary topics. A research project, presented in both written and oral formats, provides students the opportunity to further develop and defend a perspective relevant to their careers.
Prerequisite: ECON545
Managing Conflict in the Workplace
MGMT570 – 3 credit hours
Students in this course review core concepts and theoretical frameworks in order to develop practical skills for preventing and managing workplace and personal conflict, and for learning effective tools for resolving disputes. Topics include the nature of conflict, conflict styles, communication, conflict dynamics, conflict intervention strategy and tactics, and third-party intervention. Case studies are used.
Prerequisite: None
Leadership in the 21st Century
MGMT592 – 3 credit hours
By examining contemporary cases and articles, and applying critical thinking, students in this course explore leadership theories, concepts and behaviors to improve their leadership and executive competencies. The course is especially relevant for students who are currently team leaders, managers or executives, or who aspire to leadership positions. The course includes a strong personal learning component through self-assessment and developmental planning.
Prerequisite: None
Global and Domestic Security Management
SEC594 – 3 credit hours
This survey course provides an overview of key concepts and skills needed to identify international and domestic threats, analyze their impact, formulate appropriate strategies and implement applicable action plans to achieve corporate and public management goals. The course helps students understand today's global and domestic security environment, as well as examines homeland security, international terrorism, security risk management, domestic rural resources security and environmental security issues.
Prerequisite: None
Business Law: Strategic Considerations for Managers and Owners
MGMT597 – 3 credit hours
This course presents legal concepts and tools useful to business managers. The legal process is presented as a mechanism managers can use to resolve conflict, infer guidelines for conduct and create bases for expectations. Topics include contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, agency agreements, partnerships and corporations.
Prerequisite: None
Global Perspectives for International Business
INTL500 – 3 credit hours
This course presents international strategy, operations, supply chain management, marketing and finance concepts required for global commerce. Using case studies and best-practice examples from international corporations, students gain management perspective needed to understand the unique roles of culture, politics and economics in executing multinational business strategy.
Prerequisite: None
Strategic Management in a Global Environment
MGMT599 – 3 credit hours
This course presents a structure for formulating and implementing long-range corporate plans in the context of broad strategic issues that affect the firm. Students refine environmental assessment skills, craft strategies and study global competitive issues to enhance their ability to think strategically and develop sustainable competitive advantages.
Prerequisite: ACCT504, and either ENTR550 or MKTG522; or ACCT504 and permission from the appropriate academic administrator
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
ENTR510 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of entrepreneurship in the context of new ventures. Coursework examines identifying and assessing opportunities, as well as forming and managing a new venture through maturity and exit. Topics include the entrepreneurship process; idea generation; opportunity assessment and selection; business plan creation; differentiation; new venture equity financing; due diligence; management team characteristics; growth management; and liquidity and exit mechanisms.
Prerequisite: None
Venture Finance and Due Diligence
ENTR530 – 3 credit hours
This course examines the process of positioning and selling a new venture to equity sources, including making internal preparations; identifying and communicating with venture firms; and evaluating and negotiating investment offers. Processes investors use to assess and determine opportunities and entrepreneurs in which they will invest are also examined.
Prerequisite: ENTR510
Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENTR550 – 3 credit hours
This course covers the critical role of marketing in the success of a new venture. Coursework addresses opportunity screening, assessment and selection; market research, analysis, valuation and sizing; the value proposition and distinctive competence; segmentation, targeting and positioning; pricing; channels; sales management; communications; hiring; raising capital; and creating marketing plans to address various audiences.
Prerequisite: ENTR510
Startup and New Venture Planning
ENTR570 – 3 credit hours
This applications-based course addresses in-depth planning for executing a start-up venture. Students work through the entrepreneurial process - from research, planning and opportunity assessment; to team and company formation; to business model creation; to entrepreneurial finance and equity financing; to company development; to exit planning. Students also prepare a business plan and deliver an investor pitch.
Prerequisite: ENTR530
Foundations in Global Supply Chain Management
GSCM520 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on core concepts and techniques required for directing and controlling processes that convert resources into goods and services. Coursework emphasizes integrating all aspects of the supply chain so that the quantity of goods being produced or acquired is accurate, and both time- and cost-efficient.
Prerequisite: None
Global Supply Chain Resource Planning and Management
GSCM530 – 3 credit hours
This course examines concepts and methods of directing and controlling processes that result in optimal supply chain efficiency. Demand management and forecasting; master production scheduling; material requirements and capacity resource planning; the Theory of Constraints; distribution requirements planning; and inventory management are emphasized.
Prerequisite: GSCM520
Relationship Management, Procurement and Sourcing Strategy
GSCM540 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of sourcing relationships, including their strategy and implementation. Coursework examines the role of supply management across a global, upstream corporate value chain consisting of suppliers and outsourcers. Topics include make versus buy versus partner decisions; supplier evaluation, selection, assessment and quality assurance; the sourcing/procurement and partnering processes; relationship management; and purchasing ethics.
Prerequisite: GSCM520
Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing
GSCM550 – 3 credit hours
This course examines physical supply and distribution systems critical to efficient integrated supply chains. Coursework addresses analytical and managerial methods applied to key components of facility location and materials management; logistics; distribution; transportation; warehousing; channel selection; logistics information systems; metrics and assessments; total cost analytics; and freight management.
Prerequisite: GSCM520
Supply Chain Management Decision Support Tools and Applications
GSCM560 – 3 credit hours
This course emphasizes analyzing supply chain information. Coursework examines supply chain design and integration; constraint, inventory and advanced demand management; and risk pooling.
Prerequisite: GSCM520
Managing Quality
GSCM588 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on implementation, cost and management of the quality function in manufacturing as well as service industries. Coursework addresses quality concepts and tools, as well as knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement and control in both parent organizations and supplier relationships.
Prerequisite: None
Business Law: A Managerial Framework
MGMT589 – 3 credit hours
This course presents legal concepts as well as legal parameters within which business managers must operate. Coursework examines social, ethical and international issues as presented in a legal context. Other topics include online and e-commerce law, courts and administrative processes, bankruptcy reorganization, professional responsibility, and global ethics and social responsibility.
Prerequisite: None

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

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