BUSMBA 500 Introduction and Business Foundations
Provides self-paced initial foundation or refresher in basic financial accounting, micro-economics, statistics, and spreadsheets. Also includes an introduction to the online learning environment, the learning management system used by the students, and Boise State University academic policies and resources.
BUSMBA 501 Design Thinking and Strategic Management
Examines collaborative innovation processes that are transforming business and driving industry life cycles. Includes a first exposure to the creation of functional, business-level, and corporate-level strategies. Special consideration of organizational design, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, and measures of strategic performance including use of Balanced Scorecards. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates.
BUSMBA 505 Marketing Strategy
Focuses on revenue-generating opportunities with special attention to evaluating market opportunities for new products or services. Examines methods to segment markets, target customers and position products or services in the marketplace. Considers managerial decisions of product, price, promotion, and distribution.
BUSMBA 510 People and Organizations
Emphasizes integrated manager-employee relations in an organization. Includes HR planning, employee recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, discipline, coaching, compensation, and termination issues. Also focuses on collaboration, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, problem-solving, negotiation, and self-management. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates.
BUSMBA 515 Corporate Finance
Examines the three major decisions in corporate finance affecting value of the firm: investment, financing and cash distribution. Includes the methods used to measure corporate value and evaluate financial performance. Issues in each of the three decision areas are examined within the context of their impact on the valuation model and financial performance metrics. Includes financial modeling project in industry sector of student’s choosing.
BUSMBA 520 Global Economics: Policy and Trade
Reviews how economies work, the differences between economic systems, factors that influence international trade, exchange rates, labor economics, and government polices related to trade. Includes a survey on the economies of the world, current topics in global economics, data sources for international economic trends, and an introduction to major international trade agencies/associations. Includes application project in industry sector of student’s choosing.
BUSMBA 525 Managerial Accounting
Examines various cost-based accounting concepts and practices. Particular emphasis on the challenges involved in using them to evaluate past performance and plan future deployment of firm resources. Interpersonal skills enhanced via online collaboration with classmates to solve managerial accounting problems.
BUSMBA 545 Business Law and Ethics
Introduces managers to major legal and ethical issues in the business environment. Covers legal and ethical reasoning, the legal system, government regulation of business, torts, contracts, product liability, intellectual property, business organizations, agency, and employment law. Includes application project in industry sector of student’s choosing.
BUSMBA 550 Operations and Supply Chain Management
Introduces product and service movement within the firm and between the firm and its partners up and down the supply chain. Focus on logistics management, supplier relationships, and creating operational excellence within the firm. Includes operations modeling project in industry sector of student’s choosing.
BUSMBA 555 Integrated Capstone
Integrates previous coursework via the development of a business plan for a publicly traded organization, providing recommendations for strategic decisions and associated implications for the organization.