Albers School of Business and Economics

MBA

from Seattle University's 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
All graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.
Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.

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MBA 5080 Marketing Principles

Introduction to the field of marketing; a survey course covering marketing strategic planning, consumer behavior, marketing research, and management of price, promotion, distribution, and product.

MBA 5160 Management of People

The course provides broad perspectives on management and people. Covers tools and leadership skills to manage activities and processes, organization design, managing diversity, technology management, and managing work/personal life.

Prerequisites: MBA 5100

MBA 5180 Operations Management

Designed to provide students with an appreciation for the role of business processes as determinants of competitive advantage. Through readings, case discussions, class exercises, application assignments, and a tour of a local manufacturing or service facility, students develop an understanding of the concepts and tools that are fundamental to the operations function. Topics include service delivery, manufacturing process design, quality management, technology, productivity, inventory, supply chain management, project management, and international operations issues. 

Prerequisites: ECON 5000 & 5105, ACCT 5030 & 5040, FINC 5000, MBA 5080 & 5100. 

MBA 5190 Management of Information Technology

This course provides graduate business students and managers with an understanding of issues related to the management of information technology, including the business value proposition of information technology, applications, systems acquisition process, life cycle, outsourcing, monitoring service levels, information security and risk assessment, and privacy.

MBA 5205 Teams Creativity and Decision Making 4 CREDITS

Focus on tools for effective decision making, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component and service project individual growth, team building and group decision making. Draws on research from economics to inform decision making skill development and IS to acquire knowledge in virtual teaming. Lays a foundation for ethical decision making throughout the MBA program.

MBA 5210 Building Stakeholder Relationships

Focus on tools for developing effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including employees, customers, regulatory entities, etc. Covers organizational behavior topics (motivation, organizational justice, feedback, goal setting); business law topics (employment law, contracts, torts, etc); and marketing (positioning, buyer behavior/decision making). Builds upon ethical decision making framework in managing stakeholder relationships

Prerequisite: MBA 5205

MBA 5215 Strategy and Innovation

Focus on tools for developing and implementing organizational strategy. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to business strategy including lean manufacturing, change management, and accounting topics. Builds upon ethical decision making framework in strategy creation and implementation

Prerequisite: MBA 5210

MBA 5220 Identifying and Accessing Markets

The focus of this course is on applying analytical skills to enhance business planning, decision-making and the building of a business. In addition to introducing frameworks for evaluating competitive dynamics and market opportunities, this course will equip students with tools to create quantitative models, develop budgets, and analyze productivity and profitability.

Prerequisite: ECON 5000, ACCT 5030, ACCT 5040

MBA 5225 Delivering Growth

The focus of this course is on expanding the business using quantitative tools. This course will primarily examine financial decisions and the ethical use of financial control systems in the presence of uncertainty (risk/return), imperfect information, and conflicting incentives among stakeholders. Additionally, students will be introduced to inventory/process logistics and the managements of information technology.

Prerequisite: MBA 5220

MBA 5230 Managing Risk

The focus of this course is managing risk in a dynamic global marketplace. This course will emphasize the evaluation of investment alternatives and strategies following careful consideration of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as the domestic and global macroeconomic environment.

Prerequisite: MBA 5225

MBA 5235 Professional and Interpersonal Communications 1 CREDIT

Focus on developing outstanding writing and speaking skills through consultations and real world practice. Emphasis on assessment and feedback on interaction and influence skills in group contexts.

MBA 5240 Business Career Planning and Development 1 CREDIT

Focus on providing assessments and experiences that allow for reflection on career choices. Provides tools to enable more effective job search or self-leadership in crafting current job to reflect values, skills and interests.

MBA 5500 Competitive Strategy

This course addresses general management and the tasks of strategy formulation and implementation. It builds on and integrates material from all functional areas. Course to be taken during last two quarters of enrollment. (MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 5500 and INBU 5315)

Prerequisite: Must be completed within last 9 credits of program.

MBA 5910 Special Topics Courses

See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions.

MBA 5950 Internships

For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

MBA 5960 Independent Study

MBA 5990 Research Paper