Master of Business Administration - MBA

MBA F602 Accounting for Managers

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

A complete and balanced treatment of the concepts, procedures and uses of financial accounting. Coverage includes the accounting cycle, accounting principles, mass processing of transactions, internal control, inventories and merchandising operations, long-lived assets and liabilities, corporate accounting and reporting, partnership accounting, financial statements, funds flow analysis, cost systems for manufacturing operations, and managerial accounting. Note: This course is NOT an approved elective for MBA students. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; or approval of the MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F605 Contemporary Topics in Accounting

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring, As Demand Warrants

An advanced seminar designed to meet the accounting needs of managers. These topics can range from taxes to management control systems. May be taken twice for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: MBA F602; graduate standing; or permission of the MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F607 Human Resources Management

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring, As Demand Warrants

The study of the effective management of human resources in organizations to include employee planning and recruiting, selection and orientation, training and career development, performance evaluation, compensation, EEO, occupational safety and health, and labor relations. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F617 Organizational Theory for Managers

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Overview of the history, concepts, literature and applications in organizational theory. Emphasis on applications and cases applying organizational theory concepts to management. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F620 Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Examination of modern normative portfolio theory and asset pricing. Includes mathematics of portfolio analysis, single-period risk and return measures, and the process of optimal portfolio selection. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)

MBA F621 Fundamentals of Economics

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Analysis of demand and supply under various market forms, cost and theory of production, factor pricing and theory of distribution and survey of welfare economics. This course is NOT an approved elective for MBA students. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F628 Analytical Methods for Economics and Business

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Covers the important analytical management tools and techniques and their application to business problems. In particular, we will cover both mathematical and statistical techniques that have direct applications in a variety of management situations. This course is NOT an approved elective for MBA students. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F630 Derivative Securities

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Derivative securities including options strategies, binomial and Black-Scholes pricing models, commodity and interest-rate futures, hedging strategies using options and futures, and risk management. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)

MBA F643 Marketing Management

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Provides managerial approach to examining processes for identifying prospective opportunities, as well as review of marketing mix elements relating to planning, developing and implementing marketing plans. Topics include market segmentation, buyer behavior, product policy and strategy, pricing, promotion and sales force management, distribution channel policy, competitive behavior, market research and marketing ethics. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F652 Fundamentals of Business

3 Credits
Offered Fall

Introduction to business and management. Class sessions will be used to overview all functional business disciplines and to discuss the disciplines in relation to one another. This course is NOT an approved elective for MBA students. Graduate standing; or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F673 Innovation Management

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Overview of the skills a manager needs to administer an innovation systems and toolkit for dealing with various innovation issues in a broad business setting. Topics include creation innovation diversity; innovation dynamics, intellectural properties, technology/innovation commercialization, and innovation strategies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or approval of the MBA. director. (3+0)

MBA F675 Quantitative Methods for Managers

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

An in-depth treatment of quantitative research methods in an applied context. The usefulness of those techniques to the managerial decision-making process. Research skills are presented as a set of tools that enable managers to make better decisions. Prerequisites: STAT F200X or equivalent and graduate standing; or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F680 Financial Markets and Strategy

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Description of capital markets, development of the major financial theories that explain how to value financial instruments, and examination of how these theories can be used by corporations to evaluate real investments. How firms choose among the various instruments available to them for financing operations and how these instruments help firms manage risks. These corporate financial decisions are viewed as part of the overall corporate strategy of firms, affecting investment and operating strategies, product market strategies, and the ways in which executives are compensated. Prerequisites: MBA F602; graduate standing; or permission of MBA director. (3+0)

MBA F681 Fixed Income Securities and Markets

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring, As Demand Warrants

Fixed income securities and markets including treasury, agency, mortgage-backed and corporate securities, municipal bonds and derivatives. Introduces technical issues relating to duration, convexity and bond-portfolio management. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)

MBA F682 Financial Statement Analysis

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring, As Demand Warrants

How to comprehend and critically evaluate financial statements. Building on topics introduced in a first-year course in financial accounting, analyze additional disclosures typically included in financial statements. These activities will be useful in tasks related to valuation, credit decisions, competitor assessment and bankruptcy predictions. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)

MBA F683 Advanced Topics in Marketing

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring, As Demand Warrants

Current topics and issues in marketing management, such as political and services marketing, marketing communications, marketing in Alaska or other relevant subjects. Note: May be taken twice for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)

MBA F690 Corporate Strategy

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

An integrative approach to strategy formation and implementation (decision-making) to achieve organization goals. Students will be introduced to theoretical perspectives and associated methodologies directed toward resolving the unstructured problems and opportunities which confront general managers at the highest levels of an organization. MBA F690 is an advanced seminar taken during the student's last spring semester. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)

MBA F691 Advanced Topics in Business

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring, As Demand Warrants

Developing managers' ability to excel in specialized areas of business such as entrepreneurship and risk management. May be taken twice for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: MBA standing. (3+0)