Master of Business Administration (MBAD)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

MBAD 6200. Quantitative Methods and Computing Technologies. 1.5 Credit.

A rigorous review of equations, functions, finite mathematics, calculus, and basic accounting, addressed through the use of business applications.

MBAD 6201. Global Leadership of Business Enterprise. 0 Credits.

A series of required co-curricular workshops, seminars, company site visits and speakers. Topics include industry assessment, best practices in management, team building, business ethics, cross-cultural communication, and career development.

MBAD 6211. Financial Accounting. 3 Credits.

The basic concepts and methods used in financial reports for understanding their content and context. The income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Detailed accounting procedures and choices. How the most important accounting procedures are calculated and how different choices impact financial statements. Prerequisites: None. (Same as ACCY 6101)   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6213. Managerial Accounting. 1.5 Credit.

Effective use of accounting information in decision making and control of organizations. Same as ACCY 6201. Prerequisites: MBAD 6211 or ACCY 6101. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6221. Judgment, Uncertainty, and Decisions. 1.5 Credit.

Classical theories of decision making; recent findings on human cognitive limitations and biases. Analytical approaches useful in cases involving uncertainty, multiple objectives, and multiple stakeholders.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6222. Data Analysis and Decisions. 1.5 Credit.

Statistical analysis—how it is used, when it should be used, and what can be learned from it. Statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MBAD 6221. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6223. Operations Management. 1.5 Credit.

Concepts and techniques related to manufacturing and service operations. Process mapping, capacity analysis, production control, quality management, and supply chains. Integration of operations with a firm’s overall business strategy as a powerful competitive weapon. Prerequisites: MBAD 6221 AND MBAD 6222; or MBAD 6224; or MBAD 6220; or DNSC 202.   (Spring and summer).

MBAD 6224. Decision Making and Data Analysis. 3 Credits.

Elements of decision making that enable managers to characterize their strengths, assess the competition, and forecast the future. Deterministic and probabilistic decision models. Analytical approaches involving uncertainty, multiple objectives, and multiple stakeholders. Probability concepts are used to develop and apply statistical models, with both exploratory and inferential statistical techniques used, including sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6233. Financial Markets. 1.5 Credit.

Sources of managerial information provided by money and capital markets, primary and secondary markets, and cash and futures markets. Money and capital market instruments, relevant return measures, risk metrics for bonds and equities. Prerequisite: MBAD 6212, MBAD 6222, MBAD 6242. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6234. Financial Management. 0-1.5 Credits.

Theory, policy, and practice in financial management. Financial analysis, sources of funds, investing, capital planning and budgeting, dividend policy, and working capital management. Prerequisite: MBAD 6233. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6235. Finance. 3 Credits.

Sources of managerial information that are provided by money and capital markets, primary and secondary markets, and cash and futures markets. Money and capital market instruments, relevant return measures, risk metrics for bonds and equities. Theory, policy, and practice of financial management are examined through the elements of financial analysis, sources of funds, investing, capital planning and budgeting, dividend policy, and working capital management.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6241. Global Perspectives. 1.5 Credit.

Differences between the domestic and international environments and their implications for management. Differences in the organization of institutions of capitalism across countries. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6242. Microeconomics for the World Economy. 1.5 Credit.

The economics of supply and demand in product markets. Theory of the firm (production and cost structure) and its competitive environment (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition).   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6243. Macroeconomics for the World Economy. 1.5 Credit.

How firms are affected by the performance of the macro economy and the macroeconomic variables that should be factored into managers’ decision-making processes. The behavior of output, employment, interest rates, inflation, and exchange rates. Prerequisite: MBAD 6242. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6244. International Management. 1.5 Credit.

The challenges of operating in different cultures, implications of cross-national differences in institutional environments, and difficulties of designing effective organizational structures for coordination and control in multinational operations. Prerequisite: MBAD 6241. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6245. Global Perspectives. 3 Credits.

How decisions and processes are modified for the complex global arena. Differences between the domestic and international environments and the implications for management; variations in the organization of institutions of capitalism across countries. Challenges of operating in different cultures, effects of national differences in institutional environments, and design of organizational structures for coordination and control in multinational operations.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6252. Mgmt of Information Systems. 1.5 Credit.

An introduction to bridging the gap between the decision-making needs of managers and the terminology of technical personnel within an organization. The transformation of organizations in the digital economy.

MBAD 6253. Mgmt of Tech & Innovation. 1.5 Credit.

Business, technological, economic, and political factors that influence the development and adoption of new technology. Management concepts and practices useful in enhancing corporate innovation. Corporate venture divisions and organizational alternatives.

MBAD 6254. Database & Data Warehousing. 1.5 Credit.

An introduction to the model, design, and use of database and data warehousing systems for identifying, understanding, and designing database-centric solutions for business and organizations.

MBAD 6261. Organizations and Leadership. 1.5 Credit.

A behavioral perspective on core leadership concepts at the individual, team, and organizational level. Students apply these concepts to examine their own leadership qualities in organizations. Experiential exercises and participation in team projects.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6262. Managing Human Capital. 1.5 Credit.

Issues of corporate culture, strategy implementation, growth management, employee recruitment and retention, organizational behavior, diversity, ethics, and legal aspects of business. How human resource policies and practices can become a source of competitive advantage.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6263. Organizations and Human Capital. 3 Credits.

Formal and informal organizational dynamics as related to leading and managing human capital. Human capital is considered the most important organizational resource, and the realization of potential depends on substantive knowledge of the interplay between organization structure, processes, and practices. Topics include motivation and compensation, managing diversity, power and employee relations, organizational culture and change, leadership and decision making, as well as staffing and performance management. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6265. Entrepreneurship. 1.5 Credit.

The “entrepreneur as a phenomenon.” The theory as well as the experiences associated with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial acts, and entrepreneurship in all organizational settings—large and small, public and private.

MBAD 6272. Nature of Markets. 1.5 Credit.

Marketing as an organizational function as well as a set of processes for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization and its stakeholders.

MBAD 6273. Marketing Decisions. 1.5 Credit.

Formulation and implementation of marketing strategy, applying the analytic perspectives, decision tools, and concepts of marketing to the elements of marketing strategy. Prerequisite: MBAD 6272.

MBAD 6274. Marketing. 3 Credits.

Marketing as an organizational function creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers while managing customer relationships in ways that benefit both the organization and its stakeholders. Formulation and implementation of the elements of marketing strategy through the application of concepts of marketing, analytic perspectives, and decision tools.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6281. Business Ethics. 1.5 Credit.

Businesses are experiencing increasing challenges and opportunities to ensure that they demonstrate integrity in all of their activities, both internal and external to their operations. Perspectives, information, and skill development in advancing the value of integrity in business organizations. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6284. Business and Public Policy. 1.5 Credit.

The theory and practice of managing organizations in the context of a rapidly changing global environment. Structure, design, and operation of organizations as interrelated systems and integration of internal and external environments.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6285. Business Law. 1.5 Credit.

The legal environment of business, with particular attention to the liability of organizations and their managers for contracts, torts, and crimes. Strategies for avoiding litigation, including the development of clear, concise, and accurate writing. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6286. Strategy Formulation and Implementation. 1.5 Credit.

An integrative approach to strategic management, stressing the general manager’s perspective, strategy formulation, implementation of strategy and policy, and evaluation and control of strategy in various types of organizations. A capstone course to be taken after completion of all core requirements. Prerequisite: All other MBA core courses. (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6289. Business Ethics & Public Policy. 3 Credits.

Political, legal, social, economic, and ethical forces acting upon business. Interaction of the market system and public policy process in the development of law and regulation.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6290. Special Topics. 0-3 Credits.

May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits.

MBAD 6291. Business Communications. 0-1.5 Credits.

Practical and effective written and oral communication skills for the business environment. Focus on developing and delivering messages clearly, concisely, and effectively, and on learning to write in plain English. The purpose and mechanics of different forms of business communications. Strategies for routine communications challenges.

MBAD 6294. Consulting Abroad Project. 3 Credits.

A real-life experience in the global environment, projects are provided by international or foreign companies. A representative of the company visits GW to work with students during the associated practicum. Students work on projects during the seven-week practicum prior to the international residency. Corequisite: MBAD 6245.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

MBAD 6295. Interdisciplinary Projects. 1-6 Credits.

Project and experiential studies of an interdisciplinary nature involving student teams and faculty from more than one field of study. May be repeated for credit. M.B.A. Program Director approval is required.

MBAD 6298. Grad Intrnshp/Business & Mgt. 0 Credits.

Structured practical experience. Permission of instructor required.