Fast-Trak MBA Curriculum
The Fast-Trak MBA is a conceptual yet practical program leading to the Master of Business Administration and Master of International Management Degrees.
- Accounting Applications [ACCY 505, Financial Accounting Concepts (2)]. The course assumes no previous background in accounting, but moves quickly through the fundamentals. The focus is on what accounting statements mean to the executive.
- Business Law [MGMT 511, Legal Aspects of Business (2)]. No previous legal training is assumed, but the course quickly immerses students in the types of legal issues managers must face.
- Micro & Macro Economics [FINA 500, Survey of Business Economics (2)]. The course introduces the basic economic principles used by corporate executives.
- Managerial Concepts for Executives [MGMT 505, Principles of Management (2)]. The course builds upon the student's managerial experience using a series of independent readings and papers. Students are required to evaluate alternative theories and discover the managerial approach appropriate for their current and future leadership positions.
- Marketing Management [MKTG 505, Graduate Survey of Marketing (2)]. No previous academic background in marketing is assumed, but the course quickly represents the principles. The focus is on the management of the marketing function.
- Financial Management [FINA 505, Fundamentals of Financial Management (2)]. No previous academic background in finance is assumed. The focus is on financial principles building upon the previous financial accounting course.
- Operations Management [OMIS 505, Principles of Operations Management (2)]. Issues and problems facing operations mangers in the manufacturing and service environments are examined. Topics include product and capacity planning, quality and inventory management, and operations planning and control systems.
- Bordeaux Exchange (Fall) or Murcia Exchange (Spring) [First 3 weeks (3)] - Mandatory for double degree students. Students travel to Bordeaux France (Fall) or Murcia Spain (Spring) for 3 weeks of courses. Topics:
- European Business Environment
- International Business Law
- Supply Chain Management
- International Finance
- International Trade Practices
- Human Resource Management [MGMT 635, Organizational Behavior (3)]. The course examines motivation, teamwork, conflict, leadership, and other behavioral concepts that influence individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.
- Information Systems Technology [OMIS 640, Management of Information Systems Technology (3)]. Emphasis on systems technology and marketing; applications of information systems in strategic decision making and as an organizational resource.
- Managerial Accounting Controls [ACCY 630, Managerial Accounting Concepts (3)]. The course focuses on the firm's internal accounting reports and controls with an emphasis on budgeting and controlling operations.
- Bordeaux Exchange (Fall) or Murcia Exchange (Spring) [Second 3 weeks (3)] - Mandatory for double degree students. Students travel to Bordeaux France (Fall) or Murcia Spain (Spring) for 3 weeks of courses. Topics:
- EU History & EU Commercial Relations
- European Business Culture
- Wine Economics
- International Negotiation & Intercultural Management
- Global Human Resource Management
- Operations Analysis [OMIS 627, Operations Analysis (3)]. Analysis of the conceptual and analytical approaches to the solution of significant operations problems is discussed. Case analyses and quantitative solutions within a global competitive environment are emphasized.
- Strategic Marketing [MKTG 654, Marketing Management (3)]. In-depth analysis of the marketing plan of an organization is presented. Requires several case analyses.
- Business Consulting Project
- Financial Planning and Controls [FINA 607, Financial Analysis (3)]. A case-oriented course that builds upon the principles of finance presented in the previous finance course. Requires several class presentations and written case analyses.
- Overall Policy Analysis [MGMT 672, Strategic Management and Policy (3)]. Capstone course with a focus on issues of overall organizational goals, policies, and ethics.
- Business Consulting Project