This course provides independent reading and/or research, at the post-baccalaureate or master degree level, under the direction of a faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. May be repeated for credit.

Examines the principles of marketing from the viewpoint of a leader making marketing decisions in a variety of competitive and institutional settings. Students will examine the components of the strategic marketing mix and adapt it to various business functions including value creation, market segmentation, consumer behavior, product development, marketing research, pricing and distribution channels, and relevant marketing metrics and analytics.

This course uses relevant theory and practical application of brand strategy to provide useful insight and useable tactics that either create, sustain, or enhance the brand's equity. Students learn to employ Integrated Marketing Communication strategies within viable organizational environments that can be disruptive in nature to the competitive landscape. Emphasis is placed on establishing a sustainable competitive advantage to develop, maintain and grow market segments. A case study approach along with insight from executive level experts is woven into course content.

A course, on a special topic in the discipline at the post-baccalaureate or master degree level, offered on the basis of need, interest, or time lines. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.

Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of a faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. May be repeated for credit.

This course focuses on conducting business on a global level. Students will evaluate the history and dynamics of global industries, global competition, and global strategies and examine topics such as international cooperation among nations, national trade policies, international marketing, technology, as well as the ethical and social responsibility challenges of global businesses. The roles of various stakeholders including the international institutions such as World Trade Organization, will be analyzed.

This course offers students the opportunity to gain awareness firsthand of the knowledge, skills, and styles of successful executives. Students will integrate leadership theory and practice through in-depth discussion with top leaders sharing their successes and failures in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Strategies to successfully guide organizations today and in the future will be explored as students gain insight into the current domestic and global business environment.

The MBA field study requires students to apply their business knowledge and organizational skills on a project of importance to a real-world organization. Acting as consultants to an organization, small teams of students investigate an issue (or issues) and make recommendations supported by findings and a review of literature.

In this course students will start with a real-life organizational case study, and assess, analyze and address the issues the business is facing. In a team setting, students will identify and solve the case's key concerns through use of prior MBA course work, material, and theories. Students will be asked to work collectively, with a team business report and presentation focused on evaluation and action steps as the culminating product.

Students apply research and analysis techniques to investigate and provide options to solve an organizational issue/problem. Experience is gained in defining research problems, designing a project, relating pertinent literature, and in collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data. Prerequisite: 520 or 565.