Master of Business Admin. Online (MBAO)


MBAO 550. MBA Online Strategies for Success. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to help students succeed in Bryant’s MBA Online program. The course will be available to students shortly after their first registration for an MBA Online course. The course will acquaint students with the tools and methods necessary for success within an MBA program, introduce students to staff, faculty and administrators who will work with them throughout their course of study, and engage students in activities and assignments in order to understand how to be successful online learners.

MBAO 551. Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

Overviews microeconomics and macroeconomics with an emphasis on understanding key concepts and principles used in business management today. The microeconomics objective of the course is to teach students how to analyze an organization's performance by applying economic analysis to an array of business situations. The macroeconomics objective is to examine the economy in the long run (when prices are flexible) before examining the economy in the short run (when prices are sticky).

MBAO 552. Principles of Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students of the e-MBA program with a conceptual framework of management including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The course is intended to review the evolution of management thought, function, and practice, and emphasize current and emerging concepts. The course emphasizes the specific management disciplines related to human resource management, organizational behavior, and operations management.

MBAO 553. Business Research Methods and Statistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students with the conceptual framework and the techniques of business research processes and a foundational understanding of applied statistics that are most frequently used in business research. The course creates an opportunity for students to gain experience in defining research problems, designing a research project, and in collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data.

MBAO 555. Strategic Business Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students of the e-MBA program with a conceptual framework and specific tools for communicating in today’s business environment, facilitating the accomplishment of strategic, academic and professional business goals. The course provides oral, written, presentation, and discussion skills necessary for professional positions and for use within the MBA program.

MBAO 556. Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance. 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students with the conceptual framework of both financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on the analysis and evaluation of accounting information as part of the managerial processes of planning, decision-making, and control. The course provides the essential aspects of capital management, financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow management, risk and return, sources of financing, and portfolio analysis.

MBAO 558. Strategic Marketing. 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students with the conceptual framework and the challenges of marketing for addressing the problems of an organization in a dynamic political, economic, social, and technological environment. Students will solve a range of marketing problems drawn from both consumer and business markets, as well as specific and general marketing problems.

MBAO 559. Global Business. 3 Credit Hours.

Examines the implication of globalization, and focuses on the analysis of strategic challenges facing business enterprises in a global environment. Issues related to international trade, international strategies, diversity management, and workforce analysis and development are highlighted in order to provide students with the tools and techniques required to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

MBAO 560. Organizational and Strategic Leadership. 3 Credit Hours.

Organizational and Strategic Leadership is designed to expose students to foundational theories, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies that they will use and apply as supervisors and mid-level managers within an organization. Emphasis is on the skills, actions, and values of mid-level leaders and supervisors. Students will identify and apply leadership models to analyze team and department issues, formulate solutions, and make sound decisions with a focus on the department, business unit, or team.

MBAO 561. Entrepreneurial Leadership. 3 Credit Hours.

Entrepreneurial Leadership provides students with the conceptual framework and techniques to think and act in an entrepreneurial family business. The course creates an opportunity for students to look into the dynamics that make up family businesses and to develop the leadership skills required there under. The course also looks at succession, new opportunities, and how new members create value for the enterprise with a specific emphasis on leadership within a family owned business.

MBAO 563. Leadership Capstone. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the culminating course for the MBA program. The course synthesizes previous learning with a focus on practical application with an existing operation or organization. Students will research, develop, and produce a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, organizational analysis based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework. The analysis is a systems approach to improving organizational performance.