MBA Curriculum | Business Administration Courses in Oklahoma

MBA Course Descriptions

 Southern Nazarene University's MBA degree is a 40 hour program.

BADM 6123 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours)
This course examines organizational communication theory and process.  Special emphasis is given to common and special problems associated with interpersonal and intergroup communication affecting business decisions and operations.

MGT 5133 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credit hours)
This course deals with behavioral social systems in work organizations. Topics include individual and group behavior, leadership, organization change and development, behavioral research, decision processes and motivation processes.

ACC 5003 THE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours)
Accounting is the language of business; thus, this course incorporates the principles of accounting and finance to provide a foundational understanding of these areas in preparation for other management courses and success in the business environment.  A primary focus of this course is financial statement preparation and analysis.

MKT 5113 MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course is an advanced marketing course that incorporates the techniques and functions of management and marketing as they relate to product, place, price and promotion. Extensive reading, case analysis and marketing plan preparation are used throughout the course.

ECO 5003 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours) 
This course examines economics from a historical perspective.  Economic principles are discussed from a management perspective, including production, costs, exchange, distribution and consumption.  Students apply economic concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs, relationship between aggregate supply and demand, profit maximization, foreign trade and banking systems.

MGT 6153 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (3 credit hours)
The focus of this course is to examine the functional areas of human resource management, including acquisition and placement, job analysis and design, training and development, performance management and rewarding of human resources.  Extensive reading, writing, group discussions and case studies are utilized.

MGT 6143 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course provides the management student with a sound understanding of today's legal environment.  Lectures, reading, group activities and actual case studies are incorporated to assist the student in complying with the appropriate laws governing today's business environment. 

MGT 5153 ETHICS IN MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours) This course presents a rational, ethical framework, consistent with Christian values, by which decisions and actions undertaken by business people can be evaluated.  Ethics will be examined through case studies, class discussions and position papers related to the students' experiences.

ACC 5113 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (3 credit hours) 
This course examines the various systems and uses of accounting by managers with emphasis on the management accountant's role in the planning and control function.  The organization of data for decision making and the influence of quantitative techniques on management accounting are the major topics for this course.  Prerequisite: ACC 5003 or equivalent undergraduate coursework.

FIN 5113 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course presents an intensive study of the finance function in the corporate world.  The financial environment, time-value, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, debt-equity structure and international finance are examined. 

ECON 5113 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (3 credit hours)
This course applies economic theory to practical business operations and examines how managers can best structure the architecture of their organizations to motivate various constituencies, thereby increasing the overall value of organizations.  Attention is focused on the management of assets and allocation of capital.

MGT 5123 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (3 credit hours)
This course explores operations and management science techniques currently used in organizations.  Project management, forecasting, inventory models, scheduling and other techniques are included.

MGT 6131 MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (1 credit hour)
This course consists of three elements: 1) a two-night seminar, Entrepreneurship, 2) a Portfolio created by the student demonstrating his or her growth from entry to completion of the program, and 3) an Exit Interview. 

MGT 6173 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This is the capstone course for all the Graduate Studies in Management programs.  This course integrates the functional business disciplines (Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Economics and Finance) within the strategic management process.  A management simulation component is utilized to demonstrate the strategic linkage of these functional areas.

*Curriculum subject to change based on program review.

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