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THORSON, JAMES, Professor and Director of the M.B.A.
Phone: 203.392-5626

ABDELSAYED, WAFEEK, Professor
ABUGRI, BENJAMIN A., Professor
BIRZ, GENE, Assistant Professor
BODO, PETER, Professor
DUTTA, SANDIP, Associate Professor
EMENYONU, EMMANUEL, Professor
FEENEY, KEVIN, Associate Professor
FORBUS, ROBERT, Professor
FRANK, ELLEN J., Professor
GEBREMARIAM, YILMA, Professor
KIRSCH, ROBERT J., Professor
KWAK, LYNN., Associate Professor
LODHA, SHYAM S., Professor
NODOUSHANI, OMID, Professor
PAGE, ROBERT A., Professor
PHILLIPS, JANET, Professor
PRINCE, MELVIN, Professor
STEPANOVICH, PAUL, Professor
THORSON, JAMES, Professor
YANG, CHULGUEN, Associate Professor

Business Administration, M.B.A. - Traditional

The Master of Business Administration prepares individuals for leadership positions in business, nonprofit, or governmental organizations. The program is multidisciplinary and follows a systems approach to understanding the internal and external forces that influence the development of an organization.

Business Administration, M.B.A. - Accelerated

With the AMBA, students can complete their MBA degree in just 18 months with combined Saturday and online courses. Classes will be taught in Southern's new School of Business located on the New Haven campus. 

MBA 500 - Management Process

Investigates essential managerial functions such as planning, organizing, leading, controlling and issues in organization theory. It also looks at current challenges in management, both in the profit and nonprofit sector, global economy, competitive advantage, diversity in the workplace and team building.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 501 - Micro-Macro Economics

Discusses how a market-oriented economy operates and how we measure the performance of the economy. In addition, it will review how the various agents in the economy make decisions.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 502 - Statistical Decision Making

Covers the descriptive and inferential statistical methods frequently used for business and economics decision making. Upon completion, a student should be able to select an appropriate statistical method for solving a given problem, to model the problem and produce desirable solutions using the computer, and to interpret and communicate the results in a non-technical language.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 221 undergrad stats.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 503 - Managerial Finance

Addresses the financial management issues of an economic agent within the context of a free-market capitalistic economy, using a manufacturing corporation operating in both a “domestic” as well as an international market as a basic model. At the end of the course, the student will have an understanding of the issues involved and their general solution, with the objective of maximizing the wealth of the firm owners through maximizing common stock prices.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 504 - Organizational Behavior

Investigates the interrelationships between the individual, the group and the organization. Bridging the gap between behavioral theory and application. Topics include individual differences, motivation, team and group development, power and influence, conflict resolution, leadership, organizational change, and communication.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 505 - Marketing Management

Enable students to understand the processes involved in the planning, creation, valuation, distribution (both traditional and e-commerce) and sale of products and services. During the course, students explore the tasks and decisions facing marketing managers. Particular areas of focus will include market and competitive analysis, customer behavior, and the design and implementation of marketing strategies (product, price, promotion and distribution) in domestic and international markets.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 506 - Financial and Managerial Accounting

Emphasis is on financial accounting theory and practice oriented toward the use of financial statements for decision-making. Cost concepts and principles as a managerial tool in planning, controlling, and decision-making are also covered.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 507 - Legal Issues in Business and Management

This Business Law course emphasizes the legal aspects of business decision making. It exposes students to the basic principles of law with regard to starting, expanding and operating a small or large business. It also includes the study of the judicial process, torts, contracts, agency, partnerships, corporations, intellectual property and certain aspects of UCC.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 510 - Project Management

Focuses on the importance of the project management lifecycle and processes while enabling students to understand, select and apply the necessary tools to plan, execute and manage resources, costs and time constraints in a typical change project. Students also learn how to acquire the necessary skills for understanding the issues inherent in the creation and management of a project team along with identification of risks and their mitigation to ensure a successful achievement of the project’s objectives.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 512 - Strategic Factors in Marketing

Focuses on all of the marketing mix components, and integrates the students past marketing as well as the business school courses of finance, accounting, operations management into an analytical decision-making case based on course of study, while emphasizing the development and application of creative problem-solving techniques to a vast variety of marketing problems affecting the global corporation.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 505.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 519 - Leadership and Organizational Learning

The central theme is the conviction that character-based leadership is essential for developing systems that support the growth and development of employee potential in order to build a viable enterprise. Examines the process of developing a personal style of leadership using a systems approach of business.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 504.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 522 - Organizational Change and Development

Comprehensive study of managing the change process (needs analysis, planning, implementation, measurement, evaluation and feedback) on the personal, team, inter-group, techno-structural and organizational levels of modern corporations.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 504 or permission of the MBA Director .

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 525 - Business Ethics

Includes discussion and evaluation of social and moral dimensions of managerial decision making. Focus of the course is an in-depth study of values, conflicts, resolutions and ramifications in a business context. (Formerly BUE 525).

Prerequisite(s): MBA 504 and MBA 507.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 528 - Real Estate Finance

The role of real estate in business. The course surveys the market for real estate, the financing of real estate, real estate investment decisions and the legal aspects of real estate.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2016

MBA 532 - Human Resources Management

Provides the knowledge to manage human resources effectively and legally. It reviews HRM practices/policies to enable the manager to coordinate better with the official HRM staff, and provide the level of support and understanding required by most employees.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 504.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

MBA 536 - International Marketing

International Marketing develops the role and functions of marketing management in the global transnational organization. Stresses the integration of product, consumer, research, distribution, budget and marketing campaign development into a managerial structure amenable for today’s firm.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 537 - Product Management

Provides a comprehensive study of the techniques of product planning and development. It includes a team approach to product idea generation, concept testing and commercialization, including the development of a marketing plan.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 505.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 538 - Marketing Analysis and Measurement

Students understand the framework for conducting and using marketing research; they will synthesize their learning by means of a model of the research process. Scholarship is blended with a highly applied and managerial orientation toward scientific investigation in marketing. Hands on experience with data analysis involving sophisticated statistical modeling adds greater comprehension of concepts, analysis of customer phenomena, and evaluation of data quality and inferences.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 540 - Consumer Behavior

Students explore facets of the consumer’s environment that influence thoughts, feelings, and actions, and analyze the consumer’s reasons for competitive buying choices in order to develop successful marketing strategies.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2015

MBA 542 - Seminar in Global Business

This seminar aims at an understanding of the new economy and global issues confronting international business. It also examines various patterns of international economic relations and analyzes some of the causes of these patterns. An emphasis on global perspectives will enable students to develop essential managerial skills for handling environmental factors (such as political, cultural, technological, and legal).

Prerequisite(s): MBA 500, MBA 501, MBA 502, MBA 503, MBA 504, MBA 505, MBA 506, MBA 507, or permission of the MBA Director.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 548 - Operations Management

An introduction to the managerial processes underlying operations management in both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics such as operations strategy, product and process design, operations planning and control, just-in-time production systems, quality and productivity, and project management will be covered. The topics will be integrated using a systems approach to the operations of an organization.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 500, MBA 502.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 550 - Public Finance

Focuses on the role of the public sector as it affects use of resources, distribution of income, and economic stability. This includes the nature and solution of problems of state and local governments as they provide education, fire and police protection, welfare assistance, highway construction and related activities.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 503.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2012

MBA 551 - Business Ecological Sustainability

Provides students with an understanding of the reason behind the growing awareness of the importance of environmental issues and the resulting trend of incorporating these issues into business strategies. The course will offer a thorough introduction to the concept and practice of business sustainability. It examines important topics such as pollution prevention, product stewardship, sustainable development, the triple bottom line, brand and reputation, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder theory. The course will place a heavy emphasis on practical examples from the business world, and as such, will make extensive use of case studies.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 552 - Seminar in Strategic Management

This seminar focuses on strategic issues and problems that managers, e.g., CEO’s, presidents, and SUB managers, face in a globally competitive environment. It also looks at the nature of competitive interactions among firms in the market through design of efficient organizations. Furthermore, techniques for strategy formulation and implementation are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 500, MBA 501, MBA 502, MBA 503, MBA 5 04, MBA 505, MBA 506, MBA 507, or permission of the MBA Di rector.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 562 - Seminar in Business Planning

This seminar examines entrepreneurship and management of innovation by emphasizing a systems approach toward business planning. It also looks at various approaches to management of innovation given the interaction between the enterprise and its larger containing environments.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 500, MBA 501, MBA 502, MBA 503, MBA 504, MBA 505, MBA 506, MBA 507, or permission of the MBA Director.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 565 - Business & Society

While business needs to satisfy the profit claim of shareholders, it must also reconcile the legal, moral and discretionary claims of other stakeholders. Managers must be able to recognize and accommodate these competing claims as they arise across the organization and within various business disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 500, MBA 501, MBA 502, MBA 503, MBA 504, MBA 505, MBA 506, MBA 507, or permission of the MBA Director.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 572 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Designed to develop an understanding of financial markets and institutions. Financial market topics to be discussed include operations, structure and regulation of financial markets, money markets, capital markets, and derivatives markets; theory of interest rate determination and asset prices. The financial institutions topics include the structure of the U.S. financial system, the Federal Reserve System, commercial banks, other depository institutions, insurance companies, investment banks, and interrelationships among intermediaries in the money and capital markets.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 503.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 573 - Investment Analysis

The course involves an in-depth study of investment portfolio theory and asset-pricing models which will help students acquire the analytical skills necessary to conduct valuations of equities, fixed-income securities, and alternative investments. Topics to be covered will include: an overview of the investment decision-making process; valuation of equities and fixed income securities; efficient market theory; risk, diversification, and optimal portfolio analysis; risk and expected return: CAPM, APT, and factor models and derivative asset analysis.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 503.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2017

MBA 574 - Multinational Financial Management

Explores in depth the conceptual framework within which financial analysis and decisions must be made by multinational corporations. The focus is on the financial decision making process in a multinational context. Formerly BUE 574.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 503.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 575 - Financial Statement Analysis

Applications of various financial analysis tools and techniques to financial statements in order to execute rational business decisions.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 576 - Advanced Income Tax

Federal tax rules and regulations governing corporations, S corporations, and limited liability companies. Topics include incorporation, distributions, liquidation, and reorganization.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 577 - Tax Planning and Research

Tax research and writing techniques analyzed in the context of tax planning issues. The implications of professional standards, codes of conduct, ethical responsibilites, and tax return preparation standards will also be examined.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 578 - Not-for-Profit and Governmental Accounting

In depth coverage of accounting principles, financial reporting and budgeting procedures related to governmental and other not-for-profit organizations. Areas of concentration will be state, municipal and health care organizations. Public sector auditing and contemporary issues in governmental accounting will be addresses as well.

Prerequisite(s): ACC 311 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

MBA 579 - Advanced Auditing

In depth coverage of key aspects of financial auditing as performed by the external auditor, including statistical and nonstatistical sampling, evaluation and testing of Electronic Data Processing. Also included is operational auditing as performed by the internal auditor.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

MBA 580 - International Accounting Standards: Use & Interpretation

An intensive course investigating the International Accounting Standards of the International Acounting Standards Board, London. The Standards themselves are analyzed and interpreted, deviations from U.S. GAAP are highlighted, and the likely effects of those differences are examined.

Prerequisite(s): ACC 200 and ACC 210 (or ACC 220), or equi valents.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

MBA 581 - Contemporary Accounting Issues

In depth, cutting edge issues in financial and management accounting with greater emphasis on the former. Students not only demonstrate content knowledge in topics covered, but also do original work on one of the financial accounting topics, including a paper and a presentation.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

MBA 595 - Special Project

Students apply their knowledge and skills under faculty guidance within an approved framework. Students are allowed to individualize their culminating experiences by selecting one of the following areas: working within one’s organization to achieve significant project goals, developing and researching a global project through university sponsored international opportunities, developing an entrepreneurial project and beginning implementation.

Prerequisite(s): completion of all MBA course work.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MBA 600 - Independent Study

Idependent Study in Business Administration.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016