MGMT 639 | MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS
Students are prepared for management positions in high tech and manufacturing companies. In this overview course, students will be introduced to the most important concepts and issues concerning the management and leadership of high technology staff. Subjects include high tech leadership and communication, change management, lean thinking, HR issues, ethics, and persuasion.
ACCT 639 | MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
MBA by the Numbers
Employment of management occupations is projected to grow by 8 percent through 2026.
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BUSN 659 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The use of managerial accounting information for planning and control will be studied. Case studies emphasize the role of accounting information in the decision-making process. Designing, implementing, and the use of planning and control systems to achieve the firm’s strategies are emphasized. Ethics issues are also addressed throughout the course.
BUSN 689 | ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
An overview of the expanding role of international business in the world marketplace is provided. Emphasis is placed on exploring the complex issues relating to the best practices in International Business. This course will use case studies to illustrate the major topics.
A comprehensive examination of different organizational behavior theories will be conducted including the analysis at individual, group and organizational levels. Individual levels include perception, personality, and motivation. Group levels will include decision making, group dynamics, and team building. Organizational levels will include communications, empowerment, leadership, diversity and cross-cultural issues. Experiential activities will include class exercises such as case studies, videos, and survey instruments as well as a team and individual assignments.
FINC 619 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Education From the Leader
Kettering University Online is the premier school for training the next generation of engineers for management and executive-level careers in business. The University is one of the nation’s top engineering and business institutions in the world. With a strong focus on STEM and strong management skills, you learn how to make a difference for your company or organization. Almost half of all our online MBA students at Kettering are engineers from companies like General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Pratt & Whitney, Whirlpool, and Nexteer.
The performance of the financial management role in a firm is provided in this course. The first half of the course focuses on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. The second half of the course focuses on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The need for financial managers to provide both ethical and legal leadership for the firm is stressed throughout the course.
MGMT 619 | PROJECT AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
A comprehensive examination of different leadership theories, with emphasis on relevant empirical evidence and application of the theories to case studies that involve leadership and group functioning, are covered in this course. Students will thoroughly examine a professional review of concepts and apply their understanding through a variety of means. Ethics and persuasion are covered.
MGMT 665 | STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project are covered in this course. Project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management. Managing the changes in organizations resulting from introducing or revising information systems. Identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation. The change management role of the Is specialist.
The focus of this course is on strategic investigation, analysis, and planning within organizations. Emphasis is placed on combining analytical and emergent views to produce strategic thinking designed to assist leaders in acknowledging the reality of change, questioning current assumptions and activities, collecting and reviewing data relevant to the industry, and facilitating future organizational development.
MRKT 679 | MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Job Growth & Opportunities
Engineers with an MBA degree are well-positioned to advance into cross-functional roles. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 8% growth in jobs for top business management executives through 2026, which means that 193,100 jobs will be added during this time. Training as an engineer provides the kind of systematic thought process that prepares new managers for leadership success.
Did you know?
As an engineer with an MBA, you have the potential to increase your salary by more than 50%?**
A quick at salaries for professionals with an MBA and engineering background according to Payscale.com:
- Program manager of engineering: $112,185
- Senior project manager of engineering: $161,530
- Engineering project manager: $88,973
- Senior staff engineer: $118,131
- Solutions architect: $144,887
- Facilities director: $127,604
**considers the average salary of engineers in various specialties with a bachelor's degree as reported by payscale.com v. average salaries with an MBA listed above
An overview of marketing’s role in connecting businesses to other businesses is provided in this course. While this course will cover the basic Business Management topics, a special emphasis is placed on the best practices in market relationship management, supply chain management, and strategy development. Cases will be used throughout the course to illustrate various concepts and issues.
BUSN 779 | MBA CAPSTONE: INNOVATION & NEW VENTURES
Online MBA Program Featured Courses
Below is the list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online MBA program at Kettering University Online:
This capstone focuses on the creation or startup of a new organization based on an innovation in product, process or delivery. Particular emphasis is placed on creating new products or services in response to a human need, testing at several stages of the new product development process, gaining initial customers, gaining distribution, obtaining financial support and managing the new organization. This is a “hands-on” course where students will actually develop some new product ideas and/or prototype, conduct various types of market research and write initial business plans. The course is flexible to support students interested in a variety of fields.
To complete the required coursework, MBA students must choose 1 course from each of the following blocks:
MBA Course Curriculum Block I
MBA Course Curriculum Block II
The 40-credit MBA curriculum consists of 7 core courses and your choice of a 3-course graduate certificate in Global Leadership, Operations Management, Healthcare Management or Supply Chain Management Level 1 or 2.
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Ideal if your goal is
To attain a leadership role
To launch your own business
To gain project management skills
To lead a cross-disciplinary team
To link people, performance and processes
To advance your career in procurement, revenue and operations
kinds of jobs
Median base salary
Average annual salary
Director of Engineering
Quality Assurance Director
Average annual salary
Senior Risk Manager
Operations Senior Analyst
Skills employers are looking for
Ability to write and speak persuasively
Actively listen and gauge the needs of internal and external stakeholders
Adaptability to work with the resources at hand
Coordinating collaborative efforts/processes across multiple teams
Mentor and foster functional subject matter experts on your teams
Look holistically at a project and communicate specific responsibilities to team members
The ability to promote and enforce company as well as government regulations
Ability to understand data including finances and how it impacts the overall operations of the organization
Have the skills necessary to work successfully cross-departmentally and with individuals outside of the organization
Increase Your Marketability with An Additional Graduate Degree
Imagine having the added advantage of not just getting one Master’s degree but having two Master's degrees for the same number of courses some institutions require for only one degree? In addition to earning your MBA, we provide a unique option for you to enroll in just four extra courses to earn your online MS in Operations Management or MS in Engineering Management*.
- Earn your MSOM or MSEM as a second degree by taking just four additional courses
- Earn two Master degree plus your customized certificate to add value to your resume
In today’s job market, added credentials can make a difference. In only two full terms, you can add additional value to your career path.