Master of Business Administration
Mount Saint Mary's College
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 Semester Outline

Semester 1 Theme
Setting The Stage:  External Global Business Environment (9 credit hours)

Modules

Introduction to Graduate Studies

  • Coaching assessment

Change assessment in the external environment

  • Basic tenants of change

Models of reality
Interpreting financial signals:  the economy
Interpreting financial signals:  the competitors position
Information collection, analysis and interpretation

  • Marketing

Assessing the organization's external environment

  • The role of the corporate office
  • SBU management and implementers

Market assessment and analysis for new opportunities
Signals and position

  • Global vs. local
  • Fit in the international perspective

E-business for business managers

Semester 2 Theme
Designing the Organization’s Future:  Internal Strategy (9 credit hours)

Modules

Strategy design and corporate strategic response
Financial decision-making
Operations management to support strategic position
Branding, strategic positioning and customers
Strategic resource allocation and development
Leaders and implementation
The role of entrepreneurs
Organizations at different stages of development

  • Creating new directions: resource application
Coaching and presentation
Semester 3 Theme
Making it Happen: Implementation of Strategy (9 credit hours)

Modules

Leadership and management of change
Managerial behavior and innovation

Major figures in management theory
Managerial accounting and productivity measurements
Project Management
Role of the Board of Directors and key stakeholders

SOX and ethics

Global business colloquium (international travel study)

International business etiquette

Semester 4 Theme
Concentration and Culminating Project (9 credit hours)

Modules

Concentration Courses
Culminating Project