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Master of Business Administration (MBA Sacramento)
Courses

Foundation Courses

Credits
View Description BUSN 505 Financial Performance of the Firm - Accounting

This course provides detailed coverage of the financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of stockholder's equity, and statement of cash flows) and their construction. Students will also learn how to analyze the impact of corporate transactions on companies' financial condition and operating performance.

1.5
View Description BUSN 506 Financial Performance of the Firm - Finance

Topics include ratio analysis, cash flow management, pro-forma financial statements, etc.

1.5
View Description BUSN 507 Essentials of Economics I

This course teaches basic microeconomic theory and how to apply it to the analysis of real world issues. Students will study supply and demand, the economics of production, and the economics of market structures such as competition, monopoly, and oligopoly.

1.5
View Description BUSN 508 Essentials of Economics II

This course teaches basic macroeconomics theory and how to apply it to the analysis of real world issues. Students will study national income accounting, price indexes, inflation, unemployment, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy, capital flows, and exchange rates.

1.5

Core Courses

Credits
View Description MGMT 601 Managing the Total Enterprise

Business simulation focusing on the need to integrate strategic and operational concepts, issues, and decisions in moving technological enterprise from start-up to success.

3.0
View Description MKTG 601 Marketing Strategy and Planning

Students will apply the tools and concepts of their general marketing course to understand the needs of current and future customers as well as learn strategies for product development, promotion, pricing, and place as they relate to an organization's marketing goals. With an emphasis on the application of strategic planning, students will learn how to achieve competitive advantage.

3.0
View Description ORGB 625 Leadership and Professional Development

This course helps students develop knowledge and skills to enhance their professional development and to become effective leaders. Students will understand trends in contemporary organizations, enhance their self-awareness, and refine their interpersonal skills, and apply these skills to improve their work effectiveness.

3.0
View Description MGMT 602 Managing Technological Innovation

This course examines how industries are transformed by new technologies, how managerial action can shape technologies, and how managerial competencies can affect the innovation performance of their firms. Students will explore such issues as the implications of types of innovations and firm profit, techniques for managing innovation, and the importance of knowledge and firm capability to competitive advantage.

3.0
View Description STAT 601 Business Statistics

Students learn to apply quantitative decision-making models to significant problem situations in business and government. The course emphasizes statistical inference techniques, including hypothesis testing, simple and multiple linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance models, and non-parametric methods, using widespread statistical software applications.

3.0
View Description FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management

This course provides an in-depth treatment of long-term financing decisions, including valuation, cost of capital, financial leverage, dividend policy, and capital structure determination. Topics include: forecasting a firm's financial statements and working capital position to determine long-term financing needs; determining the value of a firm using discounted cash flow and price multiple methods; analyzing the lease-vs.-buy decision for capital equipment; and understanding how global issues affect a multinational firm's financial decisions.

3.0
View Description ACCT 601 Managerial Accounting

This course discusses management accounting as part of the firm's information system, drawing on cost accounting and budgeting systems for planning and controlling business operations. Topics include different methods of cost calculation, e.g. job-order, process, direct, step-down, activity-based, cost-volume-profit and standard costing.

3.0
View Description ECON 601 Managerial Economics for Business

Students will learn demand and cost analysis, pricing policies, capital budgeting, and selected topics of economic analysis as they relate to business policies. Students will gain insight into how economic trends and measures relate to business policies. Students will also learn how to identify, measure, and compare the costs and consequences of the use of products and services. An understanding of how economic trends and measures relate to an organization's operations leads to more effective decision making.

3.0
View Description POM 601 Operations Management

This course studies the input-output transformation process in organizations, including analysis of administrative functions and planning, and control of processes such as setting work standards, scheduling tasks and personnel, managing materials, and quality control.

3.0

Capstone Course

Credits
View Description MGMT 780 Strategic Management

This course provides an integrative study of the functions and responsibilities of top management and the strategies that affect the character and success of the total enterprise. The instructor uses case studies and assigned readings to develop the viewpoint of top management charged with responsibility for the enterprise as a whole.

3.0