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Curriculum

The exceptional value found in participating in the UNI MBA program is built upon courses that provide needed knowledge and skills to business professionals. Students complete a total of 10 graduate level courses, and each course lasts eight to eleven weeks. As a final challenge, the Business Capstone Experience integrates the knowledge and skills gained from these courses. All of these represent a wide-range of subjects designed to equip students with the skills that are useful in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Cross-Functional Operations

Most business organizations all over the world are involved in manufacturing and/or service operations. Today's environment is characterized by rapid advancement of technology, integration of activities within and across firms, global economy, a multicultural workforce and the necessity to compete on multiple dimensions. The purpose of this course is to increase your understanding of operations management principles and to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in such environments. You will learn to use decision support technologies in the operations management context. You will enhance your analytical and quantitative skills for designing and managing such operations.

Financial Management and Markets

The goal of maximizing shareholder wealth is the financial manager's most important consideration when analyzing the various investment options available to his or her firm. As a manager you are charged with carefully investing time and money in projects designed to increase the value of your firm. The purpose of this course is to provide to you the tools, concepts, theories, and analysis techniques of managerial finance so that you can successfully determine which projects might best meet the financial goals of the organization. You will be expected to apply concepts from managerial finance to analyze financial problems and case applications and then tender decisions that maximize shareholder wealth.

Management Information Systems

Rapid changes in information systems technology have had significant impact on how business is conducted. These changes pose a challenge to you, as a manager, as you must now grapple with how to best use the technology to maintain and increase the competitiveness of your organization. This course will help you to understand the impact of IT on industries and markets and the relationship between your business' strategy and its IT strategy. You will focus on the operational, strategic, and management issues associated with designing, evaluating, and implementing information systems technology.

Managerial Accounting

This course is intended to provide students with the basics of financial accounting and an examination of how managers can use financial data to make better decisions to control costs and improve motivation and productivity. Students will gain an understanding of cost information relative to product costs and prices, the use of budgets in the management process, and approaches to performance analysis using financial data.

Managerial Economics

The business environment today is dynamic, global, and highly competitive. As a manager, you must help your business position itself and make strategy adjustments relative to changes within the economic environment. However, without the ability to analyze this environment, you risk making decisions that are not in the best interest of your firm. Through this course, you will gain knowledge concerning the quantitative tools and theories used to analyze economic issues for managerial decisions. You will analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms, explore how their interactions in markets affect managerial decisions, and learn more about economic data sources that can be tapped to help you in your analysis of today's economic environment.

Marketing Management

The focus of this course is on the activities of managers who make decisions that guide the marketing of goods and services. Students will have the opportunity to develop and analyze marketing plans and use problem-solving skills through class discussions, exercises, case analysis, and group assignments.

Research and Analysis for Management Decisions

With the advent of computers and the decreasing cost of data storage, organizations have an abundance of data that can be used to make more effective decisions. However, data in its raw form does not help decision-makers; data must be analyzed. This course allows you to gain expertise on the statistical tools critical for converting raw data into useful information that allows for sound managerial decisions.

Strategic Management of Human Resources

Effective leaders and employees must have a good understanding of what goes on in and around the organization. This course provides a foundation for understanding the complex environment of contemporary organizations and insights into how to effectively manage employees, which will help you build the managerial skills necessary for today's global manager.

Business Capstone Experience

The Business Capstone Experience is designed to measure how well you can integrate and use the knowledge and skills gain from your MBA courses. For our Hong Kong students, the capstone experience is based on a management simulation in which teams of students compete against each other for business success within an industry. This is your opportunity to practice using your newly acquired skills and bring them to a new level. You must analyze the economic conditions of the simulated environment, insure smooth production, understand your products relative to your customers, use accounting data to evaluate results and make decisions, finance your operations, determine research and development targets, market your products, manage your employees and your team, and respond to your competition. As a member of a team, you will implement a business strategy, make operational adjustments to that strategy to gain a competitive advantage within the industry, and then analyze the result of that strategy after several "years" of simulated business operations.

Electives

One elective course is offered during each cohort at the international location. Course content varies each semester, and a few representative examples are shown below. Students may also transfer courses from other programs or participate in study abroad opportunities to fulfill the elective requirement.

  • Managerial Problem Solving

    Managers must solve problems on a daily basis; therefore, effective problem solving will allow you to be a more effective manager. To improve your problem solving skills requires that you first, develop and improve your critical thinking skills; second, learn to identify, define, and analyze complex organizational problems; and third, develop additional skills in diagnosis, design, decision making, negotiation, and other problem solving tasks. This course will help you to develop and improve these skills in several ways. Concepts pertinent to managerial problem solving are taught, so you will have the conceptual resources you need to be more reflective about your thinking and problem solving. You will learn a variety of methods used for solving managerial problems. Finally, you will hone your new skills through practice using many real world cases as in-class discussion topics and assignments.

  • Strategies for Globally Competitive Supply Chains

    Management of operations has increased in complexity as firms have specialized in their core competencies and have integrated operations with other firms to ultimately provide a product or service to a customer. All the activities involved in delivering a product or service from material acquisition through to the customer must be effectively managed including sourcing materials and parts, manufacturing and assembly, warehousing and inventory tracking, order entry and order management, distribution across all channels, delivery to the customer, and the information systems necessary to monitor all of these activities. Thus, effective supply chain management requires tremendous levels of interaction, both within the firm and across firms. This course will provide to you the new approaches firms are using to better manage the process that acquires, transforms, and moves materials and services. As a manager, you should expect to use this knowledge to improve those same operations in your firm!

  • Organizational Analysis

    The ultimate purpose of this course is to improve your ability to provide elective leadership in complex contemporary organizations. To lead effectively, one must first have a good understanding of what is going on in and around the organization. That is, one must be a good organizational analyst. This course will concentrate of cultivating your organizational analysis skills by examining counterproductive tendencies and exploring and practicing ways to overcome them.


UNIMBA International Curriculum



The exceptional value found in participating in the UNI MBA program is built upon courses that provide needed knowledge and skills to business professionals. Students complete a total of 10 graduate level courses, and each course lasts eight to eleven weeks. As a final challenge, the Business Capstone Experience integrates the knowledge and skills gained from these courses. All of these represent a wide-range of subjects designed to equip students with the skills that are useful in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Cross-Functional Operations

Most business organizations all over the world are involved in manufacturing and/or service operations. Today's environment is characterized by rapid advancement of technology, integration of activities within and across firms, global economy, a multicultural workforce and the necessity to compete on multiple dimensions. The purpose of this course is to increase your understanding of operations management principles and to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in such environments. You will learn to use decision support technologies in the operations management context. You will enhance your analytical and quantitative skills for designing and managing such operations.

Financial Management and Markets

The goal of maximizing shareholder wealth is the financial manager's most important consideration when analyzing the various investment options available to his or her firm. As a manager you are charged with carefully investing time and money in projects designed to increase the value of your firm. The purpose of this course is to provide to you the tools, concepts, theories, and analysis techniques of managerial finance so that you can successfully determine which projects might best meet the financial goals of the organization. You will be expected to apply concepts from managerial finance to analyze financial problems and case applications and then tender decisions that maximize shareholder wealth.

Management Information Systems

Rapid changes in information systems technology have had significant impact on how business is conducted. These changes pose a challenge to you, as a manager, as you must now grapple with how to best use the technology to maintain and increase the competitiveness of your organization. This course will help you to understand the impact of IT on industries and markets and the relationship between your business' strategy and its IT strategy. You will focus on the operational, strategic, and management issues associated with designing, evaluating, and implementing information systems technology.

Managerial Accounting

This course is intended to provide students with the basics of financial accounting and an examination of how managers can use financial data to make better decisions to control costs and improve motivation and productivity. Students will gain an understanding of cost information relative to product costs and prices, the use of budgets in the management process, and approaches to performance analysis using financial data.

Managerial Economics

The business environment today is dynamic, global, and highly competitive. As a manager, you must help your business position itself and make strategy adjustments relative to changes within the economic environment. However, without the ability to analyze this environment, you risk making decisions that are not in the best interest of your firm. Through this course, you will gain knowledge concerning the quantitative tools and theories used to analyze economic issues for managerial decisions. You will analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms, explore how their interactions in markets affect managerial decisions, and learn more about economic data sources that can be tapped to help you in your analysis of today's economic environment.

Marketing Management

The focus of this course is on the activities of managers who make decisions that guide the marketing of goods and services. Students will have the opportunity to develop and analyze marketing plans and use problem-solving skills through class discussions, exercises, case analysis, and group assignments.

Research and Analysis for Management Decisions

With the advent of computers and the decreasing cost of data storage, organizations have an abundance of data that can be used to make more effective decisions. However, data in its raw form does not help decision-makers; data must be analyzed. This course allows you to gain expertise on the statistical tools critical for converting raw data into useful information that allows for sound managerial decisions.

Strategic Management of Human Resources

Effective leaders and employees must have a good understanding of what goes on in and around the organization. This course provides a foundation for understanding the complex environment of contemporary organizations and insights into how to effectively manage employees, which will help you build the managerial skills necessary for today's global manager.

Business Capstone Experience

The Business Capstone Experience is designed to measure how well you can integrate and use the knowledge and skills gain from your MBA courses. For our Hong Kong students, the capstone experience is based on a management simulation in which teams of students compete against each other for business success within an industry. This is your opportunity to practice using your newly acquired skills and bring them to a new level. You must analyze the economic conditions of the simulated environment, insure smooth production, understand your products relative to your customers, use accounting data to evaluate results and make decisions, finance your operations, determine research and development targets, market your products, manage your employees and your team, and respond to your competition. As a member of a team, you will implement a business strategy, make operational adjustments to that strategy to gain a competitive advantage within the industry, and then analyze the result of that strategy after several "years" of simulated business operations.

Electives

One elective course is offered during each cohort at the international location. Course content varies each semester, and a few representative examples are shown below. Students may also transfer courses from other programs or participate in study abroad opportunities to fulfill the elective requirement.

  • Managerial Problem Solving

    Managers must solve problems on a daily basis; therefore, effective problem solving will allow you to be a more effective manager. To improve your problem solving skills requires that you first, develop and improve your critical thinking skills; second, learn to identify, define, and analyze complex organizational problems; and third, develop additional skills in diagnosis, design, decision making, negotiation, and other problem solving tasks. This course will help you to develop and improve these skills in several ways. Concepts pertinent to managerial problem solving are taught, so you will have the conceptual resources you need to be more reflective about your thinking and problem solving. You will learn a variety of methods used for solving managerial problems. Finally, you will hone your new skills through practice using many real world cases as in-class discussion topics and assignments.

  • Strategies for Globally Competitive Supply Chains

    Management of operations has increased in complexity as firms have specialized in their core competencies and have integrated operations with other firms to ultimately provide a product or service to a customer. All the activities involved in delivering a product or service from material acquisition through to the customer must be effectively managed including sourcing materials and parts, manufacturing and assembly, warehousing and inventory tracking, order entry and order management, distribution across all channels, delivery to the customer, and the information systems necessary to monitor all of these activities. Thus, effective supply chain management requires tremendous levels of interaction, both within the firm and across firms. This course will provide to you the new approaches firms are using to better manage the process that acquires, transforms, and moves materials and services. As a manager, you should expect to use this knowledge to improve those same operations in your firm!

  • Organizational Analysis

    The ultimate purpose of this course is to improve your ability to provide elective leadership in complex contemporary organizations. To lead effectively, one must first have a good understanding of what is going on in and around the organization. That is, one must be a good organizational analyst. This course will concentrate of cultivating your organizational analysis skills by examining counterproductive tendencies and exploring and practicing ways to overcome them.

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The UNIMBA International Curriculum

The exceptional value found in participating in the UNI MBA program is built upon courses that provide needed knowledge and skills to business professionals. Students complete a total of 10 graduate level courses, and each course lasts eight to eleven weeks. As a final challenge, the Business Capstone Experience integrates the knowledge and skills gained from these courses. All of these represent a wide-range of subjects designed to equip students with the skills that are useful in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Cross-Functional Operations

Most business organizations all over the world are involved in manufacturing and/or service operations. Today's environment is characterized by rapid advancement of technology, integration of activities within and across firms, global economy, a multicultural workforce and the necessity to compete on multiple dimensions. The purpose of this course is to increase your understanding of operations management principles and to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in such environments. You will learn to use decision support technologies in the operations management context. You will enhance your analytical and quantitative skills for designing and managing such operations.

Financial Management and Markets

The goal of maximizing shareholder wealth is the financial manager's most important consideration when analyzing the various investment options available to his or her firm. As a manager you are charged with carefully investing time and money in projects designed to increase the value of your firm. The purpose of this course is to provide to you the tools, concepts, theories, and analysis techniques of managerial finance so that you can successfully determine which projects might best meet the financial goals of the organization. You will be expected to apply concepts from managerial finance to analyze financial problems and case applications and then tender decisions that maximize shareholder wealth.

Management Information Systems

Rapid changes in information systems technology have had significant impact on how business is conducted. These changes pose a challenge to you, as a manager, as you must now grapple with how to best use the technology to maintain and increase the competitiveness of your organization. This course will help you to understand the impact of IT on industries and markets and the relationship between your business' strategy and its IT strategy. You will focus on the operational, strategic, and management issues associated with designing, evaluating, and implementing information systems technology.

Managerial Accounting

This course is intended to provide students with the basics of financial accounting and an examination of how managers can use financial data to make better decisions to control costs and improve motivation and productivity. Students will gain an understanding of cost information relative to product costs and prices, the use of budgets in the management process, and approaches to performance analysis using financial data.

Managerial Economics

The business environment today is dynamic, global, and highly competitive. As a manager, you must help your business position itself and make strategy adjustments relative to changes within the economic environment. However, without the ability to analyze this environment, you risk making decisions that are not in the best interest of your firm. Through this course, you will gain knowledge concerning the quantitative tools and theories used to analyze economic issues for managerial decisions. You will analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms, explore how their interactions in markets affect managerial decisions, and learn more about economic data sources that can be tapped to help you in your analysis of today's economic environment.

Marketing Management

The focus of this course is on the activities of managers who make decisions that guide the marketing of goods and services. Students will have the opportunity to develop and analyze marketing plans and use problem-solving skills through class discussions, exercises, case analysis, and group assignments.

Research and Analysis for Management Decisions

With the advent of computers and the decreasing cost of data storage, organizations have an abundance of data that can be used to make more effective decisions. However, data in its raw form does not help decision-makers; data must be analyzed. This course allows you to gain expertise on the statistical tools critical for converting raw data into useful information that allows for sound managerial decisions.

Strategic Management of Human Resources

Effective leaders and employees must have a good understanding of what goes on in and around the organization. This course provides a foundation for understanding the complex environment of contemporary organizations and insights into how to effectively manage employees, which will help you build the managerial skills necessary for today's global manager.

Business Capstone Experience

The Business Capstone Experience is designed to measure how well you can integrate and use the knowledge and skills gain from your MBA courses. For our Hong Kong students, the capstone experience is based on a management simulation in which teams of students compete against each other for business success within an industry. This is your opportunity to practice using your newly acquired skills and bring them to a new level. You must analyze the economic conditions of the simulated environment, insure smooth production, understand your products relative to your customers, use accounting data to evaluate results and make decisions, finance your operations, determine research and development targets, market your products, manage your employees and your team, and respond to your competition. As a member of a team, you will implement a business strategy, make operational adjustments to that strategy to gain a competitive advantage within the industry, and then analyze the result of that strategy after several "years" of simulated business operations.

Electives

One elective course is offered during each cohort at the international location. Course content varies each semester, and a few representative examples are shown below. Students may also transfer courses from other programs or participate in study abroad opportunities to fulfill the elective requirement.

  • Managerial Problem Solving

    Managers must solve problems on a daily basis; therefore, effective problem solving will allow you to be a more effective manager. To improve your problem solving skills requires that you first, develop and improve your critical thinking skills; second, learn to identify, define, and analyze complex organizational problems; and third, develop additional skills in diagnosis, design, decision making, negotiation, and other problem solving tasks. This course will help you to develop and improve these skills in several ways. Concepts pertinent to managerial problem solving are taught, so you will have the conceptual resources you need to be more reflective about your thinking and problem solving. You will learn a variety of methods used for solving managerial problems. Finally, you will hone your new skills through practice using many real world cases as in-class discussion topics and assignments.

  • Strategies for Globally Competitive Supply Chains

    Management of operations has increased in complexity as firms have specialized in their core competencies and have integrated operations with other firms to ultimately provide a product or service to a customer. All the activities involved in delivering a product or service from material acquisition through to the customer must be effectively managed including sourcing materials and parts, manufacturing and assembly, warehousing and inventory tracking, order entry and order management, distribution across all channels, delivery to the customer, and the information systems necessary to monitor all of these activities. Thus, effective supply chain management requires tremendous levels of interaction, both within the firm and across firms. This course will provide to you the new approaches firms are using to better manage the process that acquires, transforms, and moves materials and services. As a manager, you should expect to use this knowledge to improve those same operations in your firm!

  • Organizational Analysis

    The ultimate purpose of this course is to improve your ability to provide elective leadership in complex contemporary organizations. To lead effectively, one must first have a good understanding of what is going on in and around the organization. That is, one must be a good organizational analyst. This course will concentrate of cultivating your organizational analysis skills by examining counterproductive tendencies and exploring and practicing ways to overcome them.

©2017 University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration. All rights reserved. Maintained by UNIBusiness Webmaster
MBA program offered through Hopkins Training and Education Group, Hong Kong
Last revised 5/20/2017