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Business Analytics Concentration
Business Analytics ConcentrationWould you like to be able to frame problems, create forecasts, make predictions, and detail comparisons based on real expertise? No matter your company, division, or department, increasing your expertise in data analysis will allow you to bring differentiated value to your team and your company.
Engineering & Technology Concentration
Engineering & Technology ConcentrationProject management and product development might be the next step in your engineering and technology career, but there's no reason it should be the last. A concentration in Engineering and Technology Development will prepare you to become a strategic business leader who can plan and manage across business disciplines, bringing greater opportunity to yourself and your company.
Global FocusGlobal electives are offered every year that include coursework plus international immersion experiences to locations around the world such as China, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy and Singapore.
Learn From The Best
Learn From The BestOur faculty consistently earns an A+ from Bloomberg Businessweek and was also ranked in the top 3 nation-wide by Princeton Review. In the Flex MBA program you'll get to learn from these award-winning professors who have the experience both in and out of the classroom.
The need to communicate well is a critical part of a manager's professional development. This course helps prospective and practicing managers assess and develop their communication abilities to be a successful managerial communicator. Through course activities, students will understand the importance of effective communication in managerial and leadership roles, appreciate the value of strategic organizational communication, and enhance their speaking, writing, and other communication abilities. Special topics in the course include: presentation graphics, ethics, intercultural communication, and media relations.
Role and application of statistics in the analysis of business problems including estimation, statistical measures, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regression and time series analysis.
Examination of marketing from a managerial viewpoint; emphasis on evaluating marketing alternatives and in choosing from these alternatives.
This course studies economic analysis applied to managerial decision making. Besides basic topics of demand, cost and production, and market structures, this course also covers demand forecasting, pricing strategies, game theory, and information economics.
This course deals with the use of accounting information for decision-making, planning, and control. The goal is to acquaint the student of management with the fundamentals of internal accounting, better known as management accounting. The emphasis is on using accounting information in managing an organization, rather that product costing and income determination.
The course covers basic principles and theories of financial valuation, risk pricing and risk management. These principles are applied to corporate finance topics such as: how a firm decides to invest its resources in long term assets and growth opportunities; how a firm will manage its sources of capital and raise funds to finance chosen investments; and how the firm will plan and control funds flow.
Study of the design, operation, and control of production and operating systems from a managerial standpoint, with emphasis on quantitative methods of analysis.
The focus of Management of Information Systems is on the technology that enables its use in the business and organizational setting. Issues such as hardware, software, databases, telecommunications, and the Internet will be discussed. Students will experience hands-on applications in some areas. An understanding of how Information Technology enables fundamental transformations in firms, markets, products, and business processes will be gained. This course addresses the management issues surrounding the impact of information technology in organizations. It is designed with the line and general managers in mind, rather than the managers of the IS function.
This course is designed to introduce students to basic modeling, analysis, and simulation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on problem identification and formulation, sensitivity analysis, and model construction. Tools such as MS Excel, Solver, Crystal Ball, and @Risk will be used to solve business problems across all business functional areas: Finance, Accounting, Operations, Marketing, Information Systems, Policy, and Human Resource Management.
This course is intended to provide information that can be used to interpret economic events and assess their impact on the economy and an organization. Part of this information concerns not just economics but an understanding of how some political choices are made in various countries. This knowledge is critical for risk assessment and a realistic planning of business operations over the next year. You leave this course with some fundamental "rules of thumb" that allow you to assess potential large scale economic risks to your organization.
Pre-req: Complete Phase II courses and two electives. Covers analysis for decision making at industry, firm and business levels, focusing especially on multi-business firms and global industries. Firm resources and competencies, business and environmental demands, and the sources of competitive advantage are the major focus points of this course, which stresses practical applications of theory.
Optional for-credit international immersion experiences are available each year to Flex MBA students. International destinations offered in the Flex MBA Program have included Brazil, China, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy and Singapore.
* Prerequisite courses required
TOTAL: 54 HOURS