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:
ACCT 639 | MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
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 659 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
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.
MGMT 679 | LEADERSHIP
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 619 | PROJECT AND CHANGE 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.
FINC 619 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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 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.
BUSN 689 | ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
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.
MGMT 665 | STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
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
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
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.
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