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Business Administration (EBA) Course Descriptions

EBA 600: Executive Management Accounting.
Description: The course covers generally accepted accounting principles and the content of financial statements. The interpretation and use of accounting information in the many contexts of management decision making are examined. Included are financial planning, performance evaluations, decision making, activity based cost management, relevant costing, business operations, and information systems.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 602: Organizational Behavior in Management.
Description: The course examines the various aspects of organizational behavior, allowing the student to gain valuable insights for increasing decision-making options. Methods of objective achievement are explored through an evaluation of students' individual management styles. The course emphasizes relationships, factors influencing behavior in organizations, and the various means used by efficient managers to develop control and leadership within their organizations.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 604: Strategic Marketing.
Description: The course will cover issues related to product, distribution, pricing, promotion issues and market planning processes, including development of a marketing plan and interaction among policy makers in the organization. The marketing strategies of different companies will be studied. Cases will be used extensively in the analysis of business marketing decision making.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 606: Managerial Economics.
Description: he student will learn how consumers choose among various goods and services, and how firms allocate scarce resources among alternative uses. Focus will be on the competitive nature of firms in markets whose scope ranges from domestic to international. Students will analyze the production levels to meet demand for that product. Production cost analysis will be examined as it relates to market price and levels of output.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 608: Managerial Corporate Finance.
Description: The student will develop the ability to analyze operational and strategic financial decision-making within the corporate structure, including financing and investment strategies as they relate to stockholder value. The course will include the study of cash flow analysis and economic value added derived from financial statements.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 610: Quantitative Methods.
Description: This course covers the quantitative methods used for quality management and continuous improvement in the workplace.  The student will learn specific methods for reducing waste and decreasing product variability.  Computer spreadsheets and financial/statistical software will be used to enhance student’s ability to identify and to solve problems.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 612: Data Analytics.
Description: The student will be exposed to the use of computer technology and data analytics to support decision making. The use of business intelligence, business analytics, and data science will drive corporate strategy, performance, and competitiveness. Through the use of case studies and data activities, students will learn how to use data analytics to provide a competitive advantage for a company.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 614: Ethics and Legal Aspects in Business.
Description: The course will introduce the student to the legal and ethical aspects of business management within a for-profit organization. The student will be introduced to the rigorous processes found in the legislative and legal systems, including civil dispute resolution through the judicial system. The study will conclude with the basics of the legal and ethical areas that are essential as tools for the executive in today's management positions.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 616: Global Business Management.
The student will investigate the economic, social and political organizations that have an influence on managing international businesses and/or investments. The student will investigate the strategies that will influence the customer needs, wants, motivations, and behavior within the global competitive environments. The course will cover customer-driven strategies, quality of management, time-based competition, and global logistics as they relate to global management.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 620: Human Resource Management.
Description: This course examines the elements of human resource strategies within an organization. It will familiarize students with the basic human resource functions by studying topics such as; recruitment, selection, planning, job analysis, orientation, training and development, career planning, performance appraisal, compensation management, employee benefits, safety and health, employee relations, collective bargaining, and the functions performed by management.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 630: Executive Global Leadership.
Description: This course examines what the leaders of today need to know in order to sustain success in the global business environment. Having the opportunity to develop general leadership skills by looking at scenarios, case studies, and real examples will help students gain the knowledge needed for address cross-cultural issues and making key decisions in the international business setting.
Credit: 3 hours.
EBA 690: Studies Abroad Course.
Description: The student will investigate global industries by studying the business, social, political, economic, organizational, and cultural factors associated with international business and investment. A specific world economic region will be chosen for a ten day to two week study abroad, during which the student will visit various businesses to observe management practices. The course work review before the trip will include the global manager, international trade, international finance, international operations, and marketing.

Note: A student who is unable to participate in the overseas residency of the study abroad course must request in writing the option of completing a research project relevant to the study abroad locale. The student should submit this request with appropriate documentation to the office of the director of graduate business program who will take the request to the Graduate Program Council and Provost of the College for approval. The scope (depth and breadth) of this project will be consistent with the work required in any other three-credit-hour course in the MBA curriculum. A student must request this option no later than four months prior to the beginning date of the study abroad course.
Credit: 3 hours.

EBA 699: (Capstone) Executive Management.
In this capstone course the student will have the opportunity to integrate the knowledge from all the previous courses. Emphasis will be placed on the conceptual understanding and on the skills required of the executive in the domestic market and in the international market to make effective decisions. The course examines the techniques used in business analysis that have been learned to formulate the global process of strategic business decisions and the execution of specific strategic business plans. Student teams will compete in a computer simulation that incorporates detailed functional area skills and general market knowledge.
Credit: 3 hours.


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