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Master of Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration

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Professional MBA

Course Overview

The online Professional MBA provides the cross-functional skillset you need to become a business leader. It is taught by the same top-ranked faculty that teaches on campus and provides two optional campus residency experiences.

Course Sequence

The course sequence is subject to change.

MBA with Corporate Finance Focus

Course Overview

Designed for students who want to complement their MBA with additional finance courses, this focus area includes the option to complete the Certificate of Corporate Finance first or take finance courses throughout the Professional MBA program. This program is especially suited for students interested in corporate finance roles, such as treasury management, capital budgeting, investor relations, or roles in the Office of the Controller.

Course Sequence

The course sequence is subject to change.

MBA with Financial Decision Making Focus

Course Overview

This focus area will help managers use decision-making theory to understand economic and financial decisions and to guide investors, money managers, and corporate managers. It also provides a framework for thinking through a variety of financial issues.

Course Sequence

The course sequence is subject to change.

MBA with Accounting Practice Focus

Course Overview

Build a solid foundation in accounting on top of the well-rounded business education. Intended for candidates with no prior credits in accounting, this certificate will provide you with the critical knowledge of financial and managerial accounting practices, taxation, and accounting information systems.

Course Sequence

The course sequence is subject to change.

Course Descriptions

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  • FIN 635 – FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, AND ECONOMICS

    This course details the fundamentals of financial accounting and finance, as well as microeconomic concepts. It touches on quantitative skills needed to pursue the Master of Science in Finance degree or other master's degrees that entail taking elective courses in finance.

  • MKT 660 – FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING MANAGEMENT

    The course introduces students to the analytical concepts and tools of marketing management. It emphasizes the relationships between marketing and overall company strategy, the development of customer orientation, the integration of marketing throughout the organization, and the implementation of systems for planning and controlling the marketing effort. Students consider problems of consumer analysis, product planning, integrated communication, distribution, and pricing. The discovery and application of marketing management skills are developed through the use of readings, cases, exercises, and class discussions.

  • BTE 621 – MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    This course is designed to give prospective managers a foundation in MIS sufficient to understand and effectively use information systems. Topics include types of information systems, the role of MIS in organizations, CIO issues, ERP systems, and electronic commerce.

  • ECO 690 – ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMIC THEORY

    An economic study of the environment in which the decision-making process takes place in management and the functional areas. It is structured primarily for students without an undergraduate background in economics.

  • ACC 681 – INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

    This course provides an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Since this course focuses on accounting’s role in providing information for management decisions, it also includes techniques for planning and controlling business operations to achieve company goals. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial statements, and financial ratios. From a managerial perspective, topics include job-order, process costing, activity-based costing, cost behavior, cost volume profit analysis, budgets, variances, and capital budgeting.

  • ACC 682 – INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING

    Entities that prepare financial statements are guided by standards of financial reporting practices, which follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Increasingly, these standards adhere to global practices and standards as well. The course begins with expanded explanations of income statements and balance sheets to increase awareness and the skill level concerning these standards. As the course progresses, students gain more complex skills with accounting applications such as leases, postretirement benefits, and accounting for income taxes. Additionally, this course includes an advance application for the statement of cash flows.

  • ACC 683 – TAXATION

    This introductory course in taxation will expose students to various federal taxes and the basics of federal income taxation as it applies to businesses and individuals. The course begins with a discussion of basic concepts of federal taxation applicable to all taxpayers. Emphasis is placed on the study of the basic income tax formula, including income inclusions, exclusions, deductions, and the tax consequences of property transactions. The course includes a study of income tax laws as they affect the formation, operations, and distributions of corporations and partnerships. The course will also include a study of the specific income tax provisions applicable to individuals and an introduction to the tax issues associated with the transfer of personal wealth.

  • ACC 684 – ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    The primary focus of this course is the nature, design, and implementation of accounting information systems. Students will understand the theory and practice of relational database management systems in the accounting view of enterprise-wide databases.

  • MAS 610 – STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING

    This course covers data analysis, probability concepts, distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression, and correlation analysis.

  • MGT 600 – MANAGING RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS

    This course covers concepts of leadership, motivation, group dynamics, personality, organizational development strategies, and other behavioral aspects involved in the effective management of an organization through readings, lecture, video, discussion, and case analyses. The emphasis is on building a sound grasp of leadership practice, and on developing the ability to apply such knowledge to actual business problems.

  • BSL 695 – LEGAL IMPLICATION IN EXECUTIVE DECISION MAKING

    Law and legal processes are examined as they mix with the politics and ethics of business, including the weight given to legal implications in the executive decision-making process.

  • FIN 613 – INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS

    This course builds on Finance 1 to provide a more advanced treatment of topics in investment theories, portfolio selection, and corporate finance.

  • FIN 614 – INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS AND VALUATION

    This course uses an inter-disciplinary approach, between finance and accounting, to build knowledge of international finance, financial statement analysis, and company and project valuation.

  • FIN 615 – FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING

    This course focuses on decision-making theory and behavioral finance and includes case applications to apply theory to topics such as agency problems, conflicts of interest, and money management. Students learn about the psychological, social, and cultural determinants of suboptimal managerial behavior and how those common “mistakes” can be avoided.

  • FIN 616 – APPLIED CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course covers topics in corporate finance and business law, which include the financial and legal aspects of mergers, leasing, and financial strategy.

  • MAS 641 – OPERATIONS RESEARCH MODELS IN MANAGEMENT

    This course studies the application of operations research techniques in management. Topics include linear programming, PERT/CPM, queuing theory, forecasting, inventory models, statistical quality control, decision theory, and simulation.

  • MGT 653 – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    This course is an introduction to major managerial problems and decision processes of operations management. Topics include the design of operations, planning, scheduling, quality control, systems analysis and evaluation, resource allocation, materials requirement planning, and integration of operations management with the other functional areas.

  • MGT 658 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

    This course discusses the formulation and implementation of strategy, from a domestic and international perspective, is explored through cases, readings, and decision simulation. The course primarily emphasizes the integration of all the core areas of business. This core course is required of all MBA students.

  • ELECTIVE COURSES

    Students in the UOnline MBA program have the option to complete a three-credit course offered during the Miami Residency or an online elective course of three or more credits.