M.B.A. in Management Course Descriptions

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.

The Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program can be completed in the traditional two-year format or an accelerated one-year format.

SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE - M.B.A.

SAMPLE PROGRAM SEQUENCE - M.B.A. - Accelerated One Year

Core Courses

MBA5501 Essentials of Management

3 Credits

This course is a focused review of Management, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Economics 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. in Management program.

MBA6610 Operations Management

3 Credits

This course focuses on 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 which is disseminated through the text and lecture material, and a critical thinking component which 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 the case methodology to study operations strategy, design and delivery, quality management, and operations planning and control.

Corequisite: MBA5501 

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 organizational 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. 

Corequisite: MBA5501 

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. 

Corequisite: MBA5501 

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.

Corequisite: MBA5501 

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 ROI mindset and learn how to evaluate the profitability of strategic options. 

Corequisite: MBA5501 

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; it will 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 how technology is used to control and manage a broad range of organizational functions and activities.

Corequisite: MBA5501 

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.

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

ELECTIVES

MBA6100 Law Enforcement Executive Accountability

3 Credits

Presents a study of Law Enforcement regulatory concepts, principles, and processes. Students will analyze and evaluate these aspects of law enforcement. It emphasizes current policing regulation and gives special attention to historic and fundamental laws, policies. This course will analyze the essential knowledge, skills and abilities required to secure promotion and effectively perform the job of a Law Enforcement executive in an ethical and constitutionally effective manner.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

MBA6105 Law Enforcement Executive Leadership

3 Credits

Addresses the complexities of policing and managing those who do it. Police culture, policy and mission will be explored, as well as the analysis and evaluation of these topics: generational leadership, social evolution, branding and stakeholder engagement. This course will also address emerging law enforcement technology

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

MBA6110 Crisis Leadership

3 Credits

Addresses the Law Enforcement Chief Executive and their role in leading through crisis. This course will have a focus on crisis planning and communication as well as leading through internal crisis and external crisis. Analysis and evaluations of case studies of historic events will be used to develop plans and test these through exercises.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

MBA6115 Law Enforcement Executive Policy and Planning

3 credits

Provides a practicum of case study based executive leadership decision making exercises culminating with an advanced writing requirement project on an emerging issue related to law enforcement. Students will deconstruct complex issues, weigh practical options, and formulate written plans, policies, and solutions.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

MBA6605 Accounting Theory

3 Credits

This course presents an in-depth study of accounting concepts, principles, and processes. It emphasizes current accounting theory and gives special attention to conducting professional research to resolve practice problems.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625, Minimum 15 semester credit hours in accounting from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

MBA6606 Advanced Taxation

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide advanced study in federal taxation concepts and applications. The course will explore the federal income tax characteristics and responsibilities associated with different types of business formations. The course provides instruction in approaches to and tax responsibilities of wealth transference.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625, Minimum 15 semester credit hours in accounting from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

MBA6607 Advanced Auditing

3 Credits

Presents the rapidly changing demands of the auditing profession by meeting the data-driven requirements of today’s business environment. A practical, case-based approach is utilized to develop professional judgment, think critically about the auditing process, and develop the decision-making skills necessary to perform a real-world audit. A knowledge base for the Auditing section of the CPA Exam is provided.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625, Minimum 15 semester credit hours in accounting from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

MBA6608 Forensic Accounting and Fraud

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of forensic accounting and fraud including the related regulatory environment and financial statement fraud. Various fraud schemes are covered such as those related to cash, receivables, inventory, and disbursements. Detection and investigative tools are included as well as some advanced topics such as cybercrime, litigation support, and remediation.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625, Minimum 15 semester credit-hours in accounting from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

MBA6640 Compensation and Employee Benefits

3 Credits

This course focuses on how managers can design compensation and benefits 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.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

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 a competitive advantage is thoroughly discussed. 

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

MBA6643 Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management

3 Credits

The student assumes the role of a Human Resource Consultant for the purpose of developing a company’s strategic plan. The strategic plan depicts HR’s contribution to organizational growth and performance improvement. An interactive approach requires the student to draw upon concepts from previous HR courses.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

MBA6644 Strategic Human Resource Management

3 Credits

The evolutionary and strategic role of human resources in achieving organizational success is presented. Data analytics, workforce planning, human resource information systems (HRIS), and the analysis and design of work are examined and utilized.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6615

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. 

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6620

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 are 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. 

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6620

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.  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. 

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6620

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.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6620

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.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625

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 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 the government from the perspectives of accountability, public policy analysis techniques, intergovernmental relations, and leadership in conducting the people’s business. 

Corequisite: MBA5501  

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 on 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. 

Corequisite: MBA5501

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 a successful business start-up. These elements are addressed with the aims of marketplace survival and growth. The development of a viable business plan is the center-piece 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. 

Corequisite: MBA5501

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 allow you the opportunity to identify your strengths as a negotiator and to 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 from your professional to your personal life. We negotiate daily with potential employers, co-workers, bosses, landlords, merchants, service providers, partners, parents, children, friends, roommates, and many others. Our negotiation skills affect what price we will pay, the amount of our salary and compensation, what movie we watch, and who will clean up the kitchen. Why do we sometimes get our way, while at other times walk away frustrated by our inability to achieve the agreement and resolution we want? As a manager, you not only need analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to problems, but also good negotiation and conflict resolution skills to get these solutions accepted and implemented. 

Corequisites: MBA5501

MBA6665 Financial Statement Analysis

3 Credits

Evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements for decision-making from the perspective of users of financial data are emphasized. 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. Knowledge of financial recording procedures is developed. Students will effectively research, interpret, and analyze various financial disclosure statements.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625

MBA6667 Corporate Treasury and Risk Management

3 Credits

A comprehensive study of the elements of corporate treasury management function, as they relate to the broader subject of corporate financial management is presented. Students’ earlier learning of corporate finance, accounting, and financial markets is tied in with the day-to-day operational responsibilities of corporate treasury. The “sell-side” of financial services and the “buy-side” of corporate treasury, revealing the nature of the shared relationship between the two sides, is explored. 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 are central to the learning.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625

MBA6669 Contemporary Issues in Financial Management

3 Credits

Knowledge gained in previous courses is applied to topical business issues through case studies, simulations, and other activities. The conceptual frameworks introduced earlier in the program are built upon to illustrate the principles and processes of sound financial management. Topics include financial analysis, capital budgeting, capital raising, valuation, and risk.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6625

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 the 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.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6610

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. Role of technology, e-commerce applications, 3PL (3rd 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. 

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6610

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 blockchain, 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.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6610

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. 

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6610

MBA6682 Customer Service Management

3 Credits

Services are deeds, processes, and performances provided by firms and individuals to create customer experiences. Service organizations (e.g., banks, educational institutions, hospitals, hotels, professional services, transportation companies) require a distinctive approach to manage the marketing strategy in development and execution. The course is designed around a conceptual framework known as the Gaps Model of Service Quality, used in global businesses, to understand and solve service problems.

Corequisites: MBA5501 and MBA6630