UTA MBA Programs

CMBA Course Descriptions

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 5301 - ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to concepts, purposes, problems, methodology, and terminology of financial accounting.

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 5302 - ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II. 3 Hours.

Introduction to concepts, purposes, problems, methodology, and terminology of managerial accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 5301 with a grade of C or higher.

LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
BLAW 5330 – LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 3 Hours.

The basic structure and processes of the legal system are reviewed followed by coverage of key common law areas and major regulatory rules that impact business. The focus is on a working knowledge of the law that has the greatest impact on business today and the social and ethical issues that may be related to legal issues.

DATA ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS
BSTAT 5325 - ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS. 3 Hours.

Advanced statistical methods designed to prepare graduate students to become competent producers and consumers of statistical methods and to use statistical thinking to approach managerial decision making in their careers. They should be able to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of applicable techniques and when additional statistical expertise is required. Topics include multiple regression, correlation, experimental design and analysis, time series and other statistical methods with emphasis on their application to managerial decision making. It is strongly recommended that students who have no recent courses in statistics take BSTAT 5301 prior to BSTAT 5325.

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: FOCUS ON BUSINESS ISSUES
ECON 5311 - ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of microeconomic foundations of economic analysis with a focus on business applications. Topics include supply and demand, marginal analysis, pricing issues and theory of the firm. An overview of macroeconomics is also provided, covering monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, growth and international trade. Non-credit for MA in Economics.

APPLIED MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
ECON 5313 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS. 3 Hours.

Application of economic analysis in formulating business decisions based on the theoretical foundations of demand, cost, production, profits, and competition. Macroeconomic topics of particular relevance to managers are included. Prerequisite: ECON 5311 or equivalent.

MANAGING FINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINA 5311 - BUSINESS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Study of providing the organization with funds necessary for its operation and of achieving effective utilization of funds. Primary emphasis on financial decision-making within organizations, and techniques of financial analysis and forecasting. Prerequisite: ACCT 5301 or departmental permission.

MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INSY 5375 – MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES. 3 hours.
This course covers topics on the management of information technologies (IT) from the view point of senior managers. Subjects discussed include the strategic role of IT to gain competitive advantage, Internet-based business models, building a lean and agile organization through IT, managing IT security and reliability, evolving models of IT service delivery, such as cloud computing and open source, management of outsourcing, IT governance, and ethical issues in the digital era. In addition to classroom lectures, the course relies heavily on case analysis and discussion to provide a real world perspective of issues related to IT management.

MANAGEMENT OF THE ENTERPRISE
MANA 5312 - MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Basic exploration of organizations in their environments. The elementary tools of management, which include: organizational objectives, social responsibility and ethics, policies, plans, and decision making; the design of organizations and jobs; the production and technology aspects of organization; the elements of leadership, behavior, and communication; and the elements of control and performance evaluation.

*NEGOTIATIONS & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
MANA 5330 - NEGOTIATIONS & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on developing students negotiating skills in a variety of contexts. Throughout the course students will diagnose negotiation situations, strategize and plan for negotiations, and learn how to engage in more effective negotiations. The course also focuses on developing interpersonal conflict resolution skills and strategies.
*This course will satisfy the Advanced Elective requirement for the Fort Worth MBA Cohort Program. Fort Worth students can also review the Two Year Plan for a list of available elective options.

MANAGEMENT OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
MANA 5331 – MANAGEMENT OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex global economy. The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the cultural, political, competitive, technological, legal, and demographic environments in which multinational firms operate. It then examines the nature of global competition by exploring the characteristics of global industries and strategies that have been successful in an international context. Also covered are issues related to organizational design and strategic control in the management of multinational enterprises.

*STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
MANA 5336 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Strategic management uses a general management perspective in addressing issues related to the formulation and implementation of corporate and business level strategy. The course involves developing the ability to identify issues, evaluate strategic options and understand the organizational process by which strategies get formed and executed. It builds on the knowledge gained in functional area courses and uses case studies and project to improve students' analytical and decision-making skills. Prerequisite: Must be taken in last semester or with permission of the Graduate Advisor.
*Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the Comprehensive Examination requirement for MBA students.

ETHICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
MANA 5337 - ETHICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Uses a strategic perspective to examine ethics, government and the world economy, and how they may affect relationships between business organizations and other institutions of our society. Particular attention is paid to issues such as leadership, technology, and internationalization concordant with the breadth requirements of the UTA MBA plus public policy concerns involving the natural environment, gender and minority issues. Course activities will include class discussion and analysis of societal dilemmas, contemporary cases and current news stories.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
MANA 5339 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

New venture opportunity assessment, formation, and development in startup and corporate environments. Students will understand the role of entrepreneurship in the economy and the attributes of entrepreneurial behavior. Students will learn how to assess the market and financial feasibility of a new venture as well as understand how to use equity and debt financing, how to select between starting up, franchising, or buying a business, how to lead the growing company, and how to address family business dilemmas. The cornerstone of the course will be a feasibility assessment project that leads to a business plan for a new venture of the student's choice. For the project, students can explore either an original new venture idea, an already existing venture concept (for example, a franchise), or a new business opportunity in need of assessment for an existing firm or their current employer.

*EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
MANA 5350 - EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP. 3 Hours.

This graduate course uses self-assessment testing with feedback, case studies, selected readings, and guest lectures from successful leaders and top executive coaches to create a learning laboratory for mature and motivated graduate students of leadership.
*This course will satisfy the Advanced Elective requirement for the Fort Worth MBA Cohort Program. Fort Worth students can also review the Two Year Plan for a list of available elective options.

MARKETING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
MARK 5311 - MARKETING. 3 Hours.

Survey of activities involved in marketing. Emphasis is on developing a managerial point of view in planning and evaluating marketing decisions of the firm. Analyzes decisions with respect to products, price, channel, and promotional variables and considers questions relating to cost efficiency, demand, social responsibility and regulations.

OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
OPMA 5361 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Introduction to concepts and problem-solving techniques important in production management and operations management. Topics include demand forecasting, capacity management, resource allocation, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control, and project management.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
OPMA 5364 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Course covers concepts and issues important in effectively managing projects. Topics include project selection, project planning, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control, project auditing, and project termination.