Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Management

Not all programs are offered for completion at each campus or through Berkeley College Online®. Please review the academic program pages (https://berkeleycollege.edu/academics/index.html) for information on where each program is offered. Additionally, all students may be required to take some courses at another campus or online.

This degree is designed to be completed in 2 years.

Core Courses

MBA5500 Essentials of Management 1

3 Credits

This course is a focused review of Management, Marketing, and Strategy, crucial to the advancement of knowledge within the M.B.A. curriculum at Berkeley College.  The course familiarizes students with graduate standards for learning and academic performance and enables continued academic success in the M.B.A. program. 

MBA5505 Essentials of Management 2

3 Credits

This course is a focused review of Finance, Accounting & Economics, crucial to the advancement of knowledge withinthe M.B.A. curriculum at Berkeley College.  The course familiarizes students with graduate standards for learning and academic performance and enables continued academic success in the M.B.A. program.

MBA6610 Operations Management

3 Credits

This course focuses on the business processes, procedures, and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. The course consists of two main components: a body of knowledge component that is disseminated through the text and lecture material, and a critical thinking component that is acquired through case analysis, discussion, and project work. This course is designed for an intensive study of the strategy, design, and operation of productive systems. The course will use case methodology to study operations strategy, design and delivery, quality management, and operations planning and control.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6615 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

3 Credits

This course is designed to address how leadership impacts behavior in organizations, and integrates the significant approaches to leadership, management theory, and organization behavior to shape organizational behavior and enhance organizational effectiveness. The focus is on understanding and influencing individual and group behavior, and aligning people behind a common vision or direction.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6620 Managerial Economics for Business Decision-Making

3 Credits

This course explores models of decision-making and the application of both micro and macroeconomic principles to business decision-making. The course has two parts: the first is focused on the study of markets and the application of marginal analysis and elasticity concepts to pricing, revenue, and profitability decisions. The second part is focused on relating general economic performance, government policies, and global market forces to the firm’s business strategy, demand and supply forecasting, and valuation of economic risks.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6625 Managerial Finance

3 Credits

Even when actions or decisions are not motivated by financial considerations, financial measures such as earnings per share, return on equity, and the debt-to-equity ratio have become the yardsticks by which business performance is measured. Through the extensive use of cases, the course will provide a conceptual foundation for analyzing a firm’s financial decisions and require students to make financial decisions in uncertain, real-world situations. It emphasizes modern finance theory and analytical tools, and uses them to analyze selected financial issues of the firm.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6630 Marketing Strategy in a Global Context

3 Credits

Extending the traditional marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion) to respond to global and technological opportunities and challenges, this course takes an innovative approach to the marketing function by developing strategic thinking along two lines – customer satisfaction and profitability. Through market analysis and research, students will develop a consumer mindset fundamental in the generation of successful segmentation, positioning, new product, and overall branding strategies. Through marketing analytics, students will develop a marketing return on investment mindset and learn how to evaluate the profitability of strategic options.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6635 Strategic Management of Technology

3 Credits

This course focuses on technology as a strategic weapon to enhance a business organization’s competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students will investigate frameworks for assessing a firm’s technological capabilities and capacity for innovation; explore the integration of technology with corporate and business strategy; evaluate technology as a means to drive change and knowledge diffusion throughout the organization; and probe how technology is used to control and manage a broad range of organizational functions and activities. 

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

 MBA8810 M.B.A. Capstone

3 Credits 

Strategic management is concerned with managing the overall direction of organizations in an effort to develop insight into how firms achieve sustainable competitive advantage. The M.B.A. Capstone is an integrative course designed to capitalize on student knowledge of finance, organizational behavior, marketing, and other functional disciplines. This course encourages students to develop strategic insights through detailed analysis of external and internal environments, explores the role of strategic leadership in developing core values and assets that guide corporations in dynamic competitive markets, and introduces contemporary models and case analyses to build the student’s understanding of successful strategic decision-making.

Prerequisites: All core courses or approval of the Director of the M.B.A. program

ELECTIVES 

MBA6640 Compensation and Employee Benefits

3 Credits

This course focuses on how managers can design compensation and benefit programs to attract, retain, and motivate qualified employees. We will examine the context of compensation practice, the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, and contemporary challenges faced by Human Resource managers. The concept of using compensation as an effective competitive tool to attract the highest performing human resources will be an underlying theme in the course. The course will also maintain a global focus on how common compensation and benefits policies vary around the world.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6641 Employee Recruitment and Selection

3 Credits

This course is designed for students who desire to understand and master the intricacies associated with the recruitment and selection of human resources. Concepts addressed include staffing plans, recruitment and selection theories and practices, validity and reliability in testing, legal and regulatory factors affecting selection practices, making employment offers, and practices to ensure equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. The role of employee recruitment and selection in achieving competitive advantage is thoroughly discussed.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6643 Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management

3 Credits

This course will put the student in the role of a consultant who was hired by the Human Resource Department to assist them with developing a strategic plan for how HR can contribute toward organizational growth and performance improvement. It is an interactive approach that will require the student to draw upon learnings from previous HR courses.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6644 Strategic Human Resource Management

3 Credits

This course will cover the evolutionary and strategic role of Human Resources in achieving organizational success through the use of Data Analytics and Workforce Planning. We will examine why Human Resource Management matters, the evolution of Human Resources, the role of Data Analytics, Human Resource Information Systems and the Analysis and Design of Work.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6651 Healthcare Systems and Environment

3 Credits

This course identifies and explains the essential elements of current healthcare systems with a focus on the relationships among each of the diverse components. The scope of study will include acute care populations as well as extended life care facilities and specialized care for the physically and mentally challenged. Course emphasis will be on the role of the healthcare manager in meeting the complex challenges that have resulted from rapid changes in the overall service delivery environment in healthcare.

MBA6652 Healthcare Economics

3 Credits

This course presents an economic analysis of medical markets and the production of health services. The flow of funds approach describes the incentives and organizational structure of the healthcare system. Transactions between patients and physicians will be examined to see how profits are made, costs covered, contracts written (or implied) and regulations formed. The consequences of exchanging services for money in a particular way is revealed by exploring the historical development of those distinctive features which characterize the industrial organization of healthcare: licensure, third party insurance, non-profit hospitals, and government regulations.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6653 Healthcare Informatics

3 Credits

This course identifies and provides an introduction to the health informatics field. It guides you through the history of health data management and examines the business management principles and practices essential to the field. The learning of concepts in new technology to assist in managing, budgeting, and governing are explored and evaluated. Additionally, you will look at the role of the EHR (Electronic Health Record) and other clinical informatics applications in Healthcare organizations.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6654 Practical Case Studies in Healthcare Management

3 Credits

This course is designed to capitalize on student knowledge of finance, organizational management, marketing, economics, and other functional disciplines and how the uniqueness of the healthcare industry requires the use of these disciplines in distinctive ways. This course encourages students to develop insights through detailed analysis of one or more specific issues related to a specific healthcare institution; they will examine the problem and use proven quality improvement methodologies to determine specific issues, develop solutions to these issues, pilot those solutions, and confirm their effectiveness.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6660 Financial Markets and Institutions

3 Credits

This course focuses on the role of financial institutions and markets in a changing global economy. Students will study the structure and operation of various financial institutions and their influence on liquidity and the availability of long-term capital. Students will also study the structure and functions of global financial markets.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6661 Managing in the Governmental and Non-profit Sectors

3 Credits

In this course we will explore the unique leadership skills, organizational attributes, environmental constraints, accountability, and ethical demands of working in the governmental and non-profit sectors. The trillion-dollar non-profit sector includes education, research, healthcare, art, culture, religion, communications, social welfare and services, advocacy, legal services, international assistance, foundations, and professional and trade associations. Students will be challenged to assess their own theories of non-profit accountability and excellence while confronting critical issues facing the sector. Students will also explore the situational dynamics of working directly for government from the perspectives of accountability, public policy analysis techniques, intergovernmental relations, and leadership in conducting the people’s business.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6662 Project Management

3 Credits

Projects are major undertakings that have a limited duration and a finite completion point. As such, they require a unique approach to management and administration. This course covers designing, managing, and monitoring projects in organizations. The outcome of the course is an enhanced ability to identify requirements, necessary resources, and potential problems encountered while planning a project; to learn techniques designed to monitor projects; and best practices in keeping projects on time and within budget. The course examines the simultaneous management of multiple projects by an individual and the strategic orientation of senior management toward an organization’s portfolio of ongoing and potential projects.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6663 Entrepreneurship

3 Credits

This course explores the theoretical and practical aspects of conceptualizing, planning, and beginning a small business. Students engage in readings, assignments, and cases that aid in understanding the importance of human, financial, and technical factors in successful business start-up. These elements are addressed with the aims of marketplace survival and growth. Development of a viable business plan is the centerpiece for understanding the difficult and complex challenges faced by the aspiring business owner. Students are expected to conduct robust research, analyses, and planning, and be able to present their ideas concretely and convincingly.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6664 Negotiation and Conflict Management

3 Credits

This course links both the science and art of negotiation and conflict resolution, but it is more art than science. It will give you the opportunity to identify your strengths as a negotiator and work on your relative weaknesses. More fundamentally, the course will provide both a conceptual framework to diagnose problems and promote agreement in a range of settings in your professional and personal life.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6665 Financial Statement Analysis

3 Credits

The emphasis of this course is on evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements for decision making from the perspective of users of financial data. This course is germane to appraising the health of a business and is central to security analyses, lending, and investment decisions. Students learn to compare companies financially, exposing business performance and risk issues. Additionally, students develop knowledge of financial recording procedures and are able to effectively research, interpret and analyze various financial disclosure statements.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6667 Corporate Treasury and Risk Management

3 Credits

This course is a comprehensive study of the elements of corporate treasury management function, as they relate to the broader subject of corporate financial management. This course ties together students’ earlier learning of corporate finance, accounting, and financial markets with the day-to-day operational responsibilities of corporate treasury. The course explores both the “sell-side” of financial services and the “buy-side” of corporate treasury, thereby revealing the nature of the shared relationship between the two sides. Central to the learning are the planning and control of corporate liquidity/cash management across the enterprise, management of short term and longer-term funding vehicles, foreign exchange management, financial risk management, and decision support tools.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6669 Contemporary Issues in Financial Management

3 Credits

This course allows students to apply knowledge gained in previous courses to topical business issues through case studies, simulations, and other activities. It builds upon the conceptual frameworks introduced earlier in the program to illustrate the principles and process of sound financial management. Topics addressed include financial analysis, capital budgeting, capital raising, valuation, and risk.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6672 Global Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

This course studies procurement strategies, global principles of international sourcing and supply chain management, and operations of national and international companies through learning fundamentals, case studies, group assignments and class discussions. The course addresses issues and challenges in availability of raw materials, products and services, information flow and trade challenges, labor and financial capital, and dependencies of countries on several areas, including capacity, logistics, knowledge, risk management and e-commerce.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6673 Supply Chain Logistics

3 Credits

This course helps students in the unique understanding and opportunities of the strategic role of logistics in a supply chain, principles and practical case studies, including distribution, warehousing and managing locations. The roles of technology, e-commerce applications, 3PL (third party logistics), challenge of reverse logistics and sustainability, legal and environmental challenges will be addressed. Case studies and product flows including customer expectations and challenges will be shared.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6674 Supply Chain Analytics and Analysis

3 Credits

This course introduces the fundamentals of data driven decisions in supply chain management, including visibility, decision making, solving corporate problems and maximizing business value, decision making, use of block chain, artificial intelligence and related principles in creating better supply chain management for companies of the future, including forecasting, innovation and resilience. The subject matter is discussed through various studies, journals, and the latest research into the growth of this important segment of the business.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA6675 Supply Chain Risk Management

3 Credits

This course addresses many of the risks associated with managing supply chains, both domestically and internationally, including areas of supplier integrity, financial management, cyber risk, product visibility, quality management, payment scheduling and knowledge management, trade disputes, disruptions, known and unknown risks, corporate governance and risk mitigation. Case studies, business news, class discussions, and group assignments make up the learning of this class.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA7710 Globalization: Analysis and Response

3 Credits

Recognizing the reality that business is quickly transcending geographic borders, this survey course defines the factors of globalization and describes the unique environment within which managers must plan and make decisions. The class will explore contemporary trends in global management (such as outsourcing and offshoring), along with broader political, economic, and financial factors that come to bear on strategic choices. Students will not only gain an understanding of these factors, but will also learn how to best anticipate and respond to global challenges.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

MBA7715 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

3 Credits

This course reviews the role of business in society, stakeholder relations, corporate responsibility, and corporate governance best practices. The course explores issues of the separation of ownership and control (owners vs. managers), shareholder advocacy, models of corporate governance, international corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. It includes an intense study of how individual businesspeople express their values, leadership skills, and ethics through their business conduct – “Giving Voice to Values” – while practicing their profession. It adopts an integrative approach seeking to synthesize work learned in the M.B.A. foundation and core courses through the use of case studies.

Prerequisites: MBA5500 and MBA5505

SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE