The program is a lock-step cohort format with each entry class beginning in the summer with the on-campus residency and continuing online through fall and spring with a concluding Capstone Project. Details on courses offered can be found in the MSU Office of the Registrar’s Course Catalog.
Management of information system projects. Modeling of business processes. Management of project scope, time and costs. Planning and control of projects. Program and portfolio management. Consulting issues for effective project management.
Short-, intermediate-, and long-term problems in finance. Financial planning and control. Applications in domestic and international settings.
Analysis of business and economic data to support managerial decision-making. Building, interpreting, and applying time-series, regression, and forecasting models.
The use of accounting information for planning and control. Cost structure and the use of cost analysis, activity-based costing, capacity costing, and cost modeling for improved decision-making. Controlling decisions through budgeting, variance analysis, transfer pricing, financial and non-financial performance measurement, and incentives. Use of the balanced scorecard for assessing strategy implementation.
Economic view of the firm. Use marginal analysis to analyze firms’ decisions such as pricing, entry, and price discrimination. Use game theory to analyze firms’ strategic behavior, principle-agent relationships, adverse selection, and signaling.
Integrative approach to understanding supply chain management. Flow of products from concept development through delivery to the final user, including product and process development, managing information, inventory and product flows, and supplier and customer management.
Integrative perspectives on the use, management, and economic value of information technologies in organizations. Financial and strategic assessment of the business value of information technologies. Transformational effects of business intelligence and social networking technologies. Technology strategy and entrepreneurship.
The management of people, group processes, and organizational design. Theories and research are applied to developing managerial skills in motivation and leadership, with an understanding of diversity, organizational culture and structure.
Development of leadership abilities through readings and application.
Concepts and methods that integrate previous training in functional areas of management. Total firm perspective and ways top managers create and sustain competitive advantage in today’s challenging global marketplace.
Process of strategic decision-making, identify issues that impede and improve decision success, examine a range of contextual factors that influence the decision process.
Review factors that enhance and diminish ethical behavior in an organization, including the ethical dimensions of decision making, the nature of business ethics and the difference between ethical and legal behavior.
Learning, applying and adapting the basic principles of oral and written communication in business settings.
Strategic and decision-making aspects of marketing functions. Analysis, coordination, execution of marketing programs. Development of strategies and tactics. Segmentation, marketing mix, market response modeling, and ethics in a global context.
Cumulative project synthesizing program study with a real-world business application.
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