Curriculum Summary (prior to Fall 2018)
6 - 9 units
33 - 51 units
**Foundation Courses may be waived for students with undergraduate degrees in business or related majors from AACSB schools with B- or better grades in equivalent courses.
500 - Level Courses
ACCT 501 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. The study of financial reporting principles, structure of the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Measurement principles for assets, liabilities, stockholders’ equity, revenue and expenses. Covers management’s responsibility for full and fair disclosure of financial information.
600 - Level Courses
ECON 600 SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC TOPICS
Prerequisite: Economics 500 or equivalent. A brief introduction to a wide range of economic topics related to the operation of a modern organization. Topics may include international trade and finance, econometric applications, anti-trust and regulation, and public choice.
FIN 635 SEMINAR IN FINANCIAL THEORY AND POLICY
Prerequisite: GBUS 502 or equivalent. Examination of the theory of finance and its application to financial management of business enterprise.
GBUS 600 ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONS (must be taken in the first seminar)
An interdisciplinary course that introduces new graduate students to the field of business. The course focuses on the nature of organizations and the interrelatedness of the functional areas. The intellectual and historic roots of management theories are explored through readings of primary source materials. Students will develop communication and research skills through individual/group projects tha t focus on organizations and their environments.
IS 628 COMPUTER BASED MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Prerequisite: ACCT 501 or equivalent. An introduction to computer-based management information systems at a fairly sophisticated level. Emphasis will be on the understanding of computer concepts, computer applications in an organizational environment, and the analysis and design of information systems.
MGT 620 BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisite: GBUS 600 (may be taken concurrently with MGT 620). Covers the behavioral issues facing organizations and their managers, the methods and systems for addressing these issues, and the interpersonal and analytical knowledge and skills to effectively apply these methods and systems. Focus is on practical experience, skill-building and theory on motivation, leadership, interpersonal communication, group processes and team building, decision making, and job and organizational design.
MGT 693 SEMINAR IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: Last semester of course work for MBA students or advisor’s consent. An integrative seminar dealing with broad business policy problems via the case method. Definition and analysis of internal and external factors affecting the development of the objectives and policies of a firm. Emphasis is on the interrelationships of major functional areas and the pervasive adjustments that may result from changes in a specific policy. Students are expected to use the background and analytic tools obtained from specialized courses in the solution of organization-wide problems.
MKT 640 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: ECON 500, SOM 591, and GBUS 600. An advanced approach to marketing policy. Analyses of marketing management problems. Emphasis on development of competence in adjusting marketing policies to changes in the general economic, competitive, and social climate.
SOM 686 SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONALLY COMPETITIVE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: SOM 591. Subjects include: productivity and global competitiveness of modern enterprises, diagnostic studies of production strategies, managerial implications and advanced operations technologies of world-class organizations (Flexible Manufacturing Systems [FMS], Computer Integrated Manufacturing Management [CIM]), Statistical Process Control [SPC], and Total Quality Management [TQM]. In-depth case analyses of progressive U.S. and international firms addressing these issues are also covered. A team case project is a key course activity.
600 - Level Courses
GBUS 698A (3 Units) – MBA Consulting Project
The MBA Consulting Graduate Project consists of small teams of students performing comprehensive consulting projects under faculty supervision. The clients are selected and screened by the MBA program.
*Students may choose to take the Comprehensive Exam (GBUS 697G) in lieu of the MBA Consulting Project.
Electives and Specializations (9 Units)
Electives vary by semester and include topics in management, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. Specializations are optional. The Nazarian MBA offers specializations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management/Human Resources, Marketing and Accounting. Some specializations rely on graduate classes outside the MBA including Information Systems (Health Informatics), Systems and Operations Management (approved Engineering courses), Entertainment Industry (Music Industry Administration – extra fee applies), and International Business (student proposes relevant courses for approval). To complete a specialization, students are required to complete two elective courses within their selected specialization.