Learning in the MBA Program

Strategic Management

 “Successful organizations are usually well managed organizations.”

Organizations succeed for two reasons:

The breadth and depth of  relevant knowledge, skills, and experience and other resources within them

The successful application and transformation of relevant knowledge, skills, experience, and other resources by organizations’ managers into organizational capabilities to achieve corporate objectives and goals in their operating markets.

Study strategic management and learn to successfully integrate and use ideas and techniques, to achieve organizations’ objectives and goals.        

A student’s evaluation: 

“… now I know that strategic management is important for organizations’ success. I have learned a lot.”

Management Information Systems

 Learn and understand:

  • Business Computing
  • Application of information technology in business
  • Development and implementation of information systems in orgaizations
  • Use of additional computer skills in effective management

Financial Studies 

Study Finance and learn and understand how organizations acquire, allocate, and utilize both owners’ and borrowed funds to achieve their goals and objectives

 A student’s evaluation:

“Firms are established to make money for their owners; managers had better be good in all aspects of money management.”                  

Production Management

“It is important that operating systems in organizations get things done; it is better still that they get things done efficiently and effectively”

Learn and understand:

practical applications of business, economics, and statistical theories in the production  process

  • choice of operating systems
  • Operating systems decision and evaluation models  

A student’s evaluation:   “ I know now that operating systems in organizations can be made to work better”

Organizational Behavior

“People are organizations’ most valuable resources; the challenge for managers is getting them to pull together and better.”

Learn to recognize, understand, and use:

  • diverse viewpoints, and different and new ideas, of different employees to achieve organizational success
  • diversity of organizations’ membership to build powerful and effective teams
  • conflicts in organization as a constructive  rather than a destructive force for sustained organizational success              

       A student’s evaluation:

          “Organizations are complex institutions but order is still possible” 

Accounting

“ Financial Decisions in organizations are as good as the information on which they are based”

Learn and understand:

  • the importance of accounting information
  • how it is put together for different users
  • what it means and how it may be used
  • how it may be evaluated and improved                                  

A student evaluation:

    “Accounting is hard but it can be learned”

Marketing and International Business

“Organizations produce goods and services not for their own sake but for their paying customers”

Learn and understand:

  • customers and choice
  • products and markets
  • advertising and promotion
  • competition and marketing effectiveness

A students’ evaluation:

“organizations succeed in their markets because they develop and implement their plans for success”

Public Administration and Policy

“Public Administration and Public Policy are subjects of the highest public interest”

Learn and understand:

  • What government is about
  • Why government does what it does and why
  • How the government process works
  • Who are affected by government decisions and actions
  • How government may be influenced to work for you

A student’s evaluation: 

“Government process is important and quite complex, now I know why”