Curriculum Summary (as of Fall 2018)
|Core MBA Curriculum||24 units|
|Elective Courses||6 units|
|Culminating Experience: MBA Consulting Project||3 units|
|MBA Program Total||33 units|
*For non-business undergraduates, an additional 15 units of coursework may be required in Foundation Courses. These courses may be waived if the student has completed equivalent coursework with grades of “C“ or better at a regionally accredited university.
500 - Level Courses
ACCT 501 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Prerequisite: Admission to a David Nazarian College of Business and Economics graduate program or consent of instructor. Study of financial reporting principles, structure of the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Measurement principles for assets; liabilities and stockholders’ equity; revenue and expenses. Covers management’s responsibility for full and fair disclosure of financial information.
600 - Level Courses
GBUS 600 ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONS (must be taken in the first semester)
Interdisciplinary course introducing new graduate students to the field of business. Focuses on the nature of organizations, the inter‑relatedness of the functional areas, and how organizational culture shapes ethical behavior. Explores intellectual and historic roots of management theories through readings of primary source materials. Students develop communication and research skills through individual and group projects that focus on organizations and their environment.
ECON 600 ECONOMICS OF STRATEGY
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.
GBUS 607 DATA MINING & ANALYTICS
Prerequisite: SOM 591 or equivalent. Concepts and methods in data mining and analytics applicable to business settings leading to knowledge discovery from large data sets and better managerial decision-making. Covers steps in the data mining process including data preparation, partitioning, model building, validation and selection. Analytics models include classification, prediction, association, clustering and neural net using both supervised/unsupervised approaches. Students will learn through a combination of lectures and hands-on short case applications using a mining software in a computer lab environment.
MGT 620 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
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.
FIN 635 CORPORATE FINANCE
Prerequisite: FIN 502 or equivalent. Examination of the theory of finance and its application to financial management of business enterprise.
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 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.
MGT 693 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.
600 - Level Courses
GBUS 698A MBA CONSULTING PROJECT
Prerequisite: All MBA core courses and MGT 693 completed or concurrent enrollment, classified status or applied for classified status. Permission of MBA Office is required. Number of units allowed depends upon the study undertaken. A culminating experience is required for completion of a master’s degree program. The Nazarian College MBA Consulting Project is a significant, culminating undertaking appropriate to the business professional field. MBA candidates work collaboratively in small teams on this joint graduate project under faculty supervision. The team prepares a report and delivers a presentation for a client organization.
ELECTIVES (6 UNITS)