Management (MT)

MT140: Introduction to Management

This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

MT140M1: Solving Management Problems

Describe solutions to management problems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT140M2: Management Skills

Explain the four functions of management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT140M3: Change Management

Discuss the steps to manage change.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT140M4: Global Management Skills

Identify the implications of competitiveness and collaboration in a global economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT140M5: Ethics in Management

Discuss the purpose of corporate social responsibility and ethics.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT203: Human Resource Management

In this course, students will examine the processes involved in human resources from a managerial perspective. Students will examine the functions of human resource management, including job analysis, staffing, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation, labor relations, and legal requirements.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

MT203M1: Employment Laws

Identify the laws of employment practices that managers follow.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT203M2: Recruiting and Selecting Employees

Examine the recruitment and selection process.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT203M3: Linking Compensation to Strategy

Explain how companies link compensation and evaluation to organizational objectives.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT203M4: Training Methods for Improving Performance

Describe training methods for improving employee performance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT203M5: Cultural Literacy

Apply cultural literacy in personal and professional environments.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

MT209: Small Business Management

In this course, students will enhance problem-solving skills and develop a practical understanding of small business management principles.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT217: Finance

This course covers basic financial concepts, principles, and techniques used in making corporate financial planning decisions. It provides students with the tools necessary for analyzing the time value of money, financial analysis and planning, the capital budgeting process and decisions, and long-term financing, and introduces international capital markets.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: AC113 or AC114, and MM255 or equivalent

MT217M1: Overview - Financial Management

Explain how financial managers use financial calculators, Microsoft Excel, and financial statements to measure the financial performance of a business entity.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: AC113 or AC114, and MM255 or equivalent

MT217M2: Financial Ratios

Analyze financial statement ratios used to measure the financial performance of a business entity.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: AC113 or AC114, and MM255 or equivalent

MT217M3: Basic Time Value of Money Applications

Apply the Time Value of Money (TVM) concept to business decisions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: AC113 or AC114, and MM255 or equivalent

MT217M4: Time Value of Money

Use the Time Value of Money (TVM) concepts to assess amortization, annuities, and perpetuities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: AC113 or AC114, and MM255 or equivalent

MT217M5: Stocks and Bonds Valuation

Apply the costs of debt and equity to stock and bond valuation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: AC113 or AC114, and MM255 or equivalent

MT219: Marketing

This is an introductory course emphasizing key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing. The use of marketing by an organization and the effects of marketing on society will be examined. Course content includes an overview of the general nature and role of marketing in the global environment, the marketing concept, buyer behavior, target marketing, and the internal environment in which marketing operates. The marketing mix is studied through the four main decision areas of products and services, distribution, promotion, and pricing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: BU224, CM220, and MT140

MT219M1: Marketing Strategy

Summarize the basic components of a marketing strategy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224, CM220, and MT140

MT219M2: Global Interconnectedness

Examine global interconnectedness as it applies to marketing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224, CM220, and MT140

MT219M3: Target Marketing

Discuss antecedents of target marketing in a case scenario.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224, CM220, and MT140

MT219M4: Product and Channel Strategy

Apply product and place Marketing Mix elements to a product or service.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224, CM220, and MT140

MT219M5: Promotion and Price Strategy

Apply promotion and price Marketing Mix elements to a product or service.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224, CM220, and MT140

MT220: Global Business

This course gives students an overview of global business. Students receive an introduction to the differences in political, economic, legal, and cultural systems across different nations and the risks and opportunities these represent to a global and international business. This course serves as an introduction to the factors involved in making strategic and ethical decisions in a global business environment. Hypothetical case scenarios are used to illustrate the reality of doing business globally.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT300: Management of Information Systems

This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT300M1: Information Systems in Organizations

Illustrate how businesses use information systems and information technology (IS/IT) within organizations for operations, to solve problems, and to gain a competitive advantage.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT300M2: Business Analytics and Knowledge Management

Analyze the importance of Data Management, Knowledge Management, and Business Analytics to business organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT300M3: Information Systems Acquisition

Choose the best method for organizations to acquire information systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT300M4: Cybersecurity, Ethics, and Privacy

Examine the importance of cybersecurity, ethics, and privacy in the global business environment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT300M5: Social Media and Intelligent Systems

Examine the role of social media and intelligent systems in today's business.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT300M6: Networks and the Internet of Things

Synthesize telecommunications, networks, mobile computing, and the IoT (Internet of Things) in business organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: 100/200-level business course

MT302: Organizational Behavior

This course explores human behavior in organizations. You will examine individual behavior, attitudes, personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these affect organization outcomes. The course also examines the theories, concepts, and application of motivation as well as the importance of stress management, professional ethics, and organizational culture. You will gain an understanding and appreciation for communication processes, channels, and styles. You will also gain a set of organizational design tools.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT302M1: Define How Behavior Impacts Outcomes

Describe the impact of individual behavior on business outcomes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT302M2: See Personality Theory in a Workplace

Apply personality theory within a business environment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT302M3: Explore How Motivation Impacts Performance

Analyze theories of motivation to improve employee performance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT302M4: Use Teamwork to Solve Problems

Apply teamwork concepts to an organizational problem.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT302M5: Understand Communications Roles

Examine the role of the communication and leadership process in relationship to employee effectiveness.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT302M6: Investigate Structure and Culture

Analyze organizational structure and culture in an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT140

MT330: International Marketing

This course gives students an overview of international marketing. Students receive an introduction to the cultural, political/economic, and market differences encountered in the international marketplace. Students will become familiar with the governmental, nongovernmental, and quasigovernmental entities encountered in the international arena. Case studies and real-world scenarios will illustrate the nuances of marketing and the ethics involved on an international scale.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219

MT340: Conflict Management and Team Dynamics

This course addresses team dynamics of organizations in an increasingly complex work environment. Group behavior, team building, and decision making are examined. Theories and issues of leadership as well as the implications of power, politics, and conflict in the workplace are discussed. There is an emphasis on the development of a better understanding of individual and group interactions and the components and styles of effective negotiation. A greater appreciation of organizational culture and diversity, and an understanding of managing change is applied to real-world scenarios.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT340M1: Team Strengths and Weaknesses

Examine the strengths and weaknesses of a team in a given scenario.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT340M2: Team Process

Recommend a process for building an effective team.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT340M3: The Diverse Team

Explain how diversity benefits a working team.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT340M4: Problem Solving

Create an implementation and assessment plan for resolving an organization's problem.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT340M5: Interconnecting Globally

Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT340M6: Conflict and Negotiation

Apply conflict management and negotiation strategies to issues of professional practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT355: Marketing Research

This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT355M1: Research Problems

Formulate a research problem.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT355M2: Research Designs

Determine an appropriate research design to address the problem.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT355M3: Data Collection Methods

Design appropriate data collection methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT355M4: Data-Based Solutions

Recommend a business solution based upon data analysis and interpretation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT355M5: Research Reports

Prepare a research report.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT355M6: Global Competitiveness and Collaboration

Understand competitiveness and collaboration in a global economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT357: E-Marketing

This course provides an in-depth look at the way the Internet is changing the landscape for marketing goods and services in the global environment. Students will learn about the theory and practice of such concepts as "the cloud", search engine algorithms, social media impact, developing a successful e-marketing strategy, and cyber security and the ethical considerations associated with e-marketing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT358: Social Media Marketing

This course builds on e-marketing concepts focusing on social network marketing. It covers the rapid growth of social networks as a tool for marketing in the global environment. Students will learn about key social networking websites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn®, and others. Additionally, students will learn about the theory and practice of utilizing social networks as part of the B2B and B2C marketing strategies as well as ethical considerations associated with social network marketing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT359: Advertising, Promotion, PR - Integrated Marketing Communication Strategies

This course looks at integrated marketing communications through a comprehensive plan that evaluates the strategic roles of general advertising, direct response, sales promotion, and public relations. It examines both established advertising media (print, radio, and television) and alternative and emerging medias (the Internet and beyond), focusing on how they influence communication strategies to manage demand and to sell products and services.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT361: Foundations of Real Estate Practice

This course will address the foundational concepts necessary to prepare the business student for real estate specialization. Such topics as the real estate market environment, the sales process, product market analysis, legal and ethical considerations, industry customer service, and real estate appraisal and documentation will be examined. This course assists in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

MT400: Business Process Management

This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort and continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation, and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps, and risks are examined throughout the course.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT400M1: Develop Strategic BPM Plans

Assess the role of a business process within the strategic structure of an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT400M2: Measure Success Effectively

Analyze the role of planning and metrics in a successful Business Process Management (BPM) project.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT400M3: Innovate Solutions Leveraging Your Employees

Analyze methods of innovation and the role of people management in Business Process Management (BPM).

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT400M4: Use BPM for Global Competitiveness

Analyze how Business Process Management (BPM) can increase competitiveness and collaboration in a global economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT400M5: Develop Effective Implementation Plans

Evaluate methods to implement and deliver benefits from a Business Process Management (BPM) project.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT400M6: Ensure Sustained Success With BPM

Evaluate methods to sustain benefits from a Business Process Management (BPM) project.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MM255 or equivalent 200-level math course

MT421: Financial Planning

This course will review and evaluate various techniques, strategies, and concepts used in personal financial planning. You will learn how to identify financial planning needs, given life situations, and set a strategy using personal financial planning products available via the industry's offerings. You will learn to create a personal financial plan to include strategies for investment, insurance, retirement, and estate planning. You will learn attributes of personal tax preparation, personal credit and loans, and mortgage loan products. This course includes content that will assist those interested in pursuing a career in financial planning.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT483

MT422: Portfolio Management

This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT480 and MT483

MT423: Asset Allocation and Risk Management

This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of indirect and direct investing, internal structures, and management of various types of investment portfolios. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate asset allocation, and market performance. You will gain a stronger understanding of the importance of asset allocation for investment returns, risk mitigation, and the role mutual funds play in the universe of investment products marketed to institutions and consumers. This course goes beyond the general investment or portfolio management course to focus more on investments and asset allocation methodology.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT480 and MT483

MT424: Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management

This course provides students with an introduction to derivatives and risk management. Students will learn to identify risk and evaluate risk management techniques. The use of derivatives and risk management plans will also be covered. The course will also cover applicable regulations and limitation of mitigating risk.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT480 and MT483

MT426: Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT453

MT431: Real Estate Finance and Ethics

Students receive an overview of the financial and ethical considerations involved in real estate transactions. The financial markets and institutions currently supporting the industry are explored. Credit instruments and loan documentation will be reviewed along with the government's control of the financial markets. Identification of the correct financing vehicle for specific real estate transactions will be practiced to assist in preparing students for the national real estate exam or broker license exam.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT361

MT432: Real Estate Law

Through review of the various legal responsibilities of the real estate practitioner, contracts, and ethics, students will explore the legal foundations of real estate and brokerage ownership. Broker and sales agent liabilities, warranties, and appropriate documentation required for compliance in the field of real estate sales are stressed to assist in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT361

MT433: Global Supply Chain Management

With the continuing globalization of industry, the practice of supply chain management has become a strategic and indispensable component for all firms, regardless of size. Even the smallest companies can contract with suppliers across the world to improve their standing in the crowded global marketplace. This course offers an overview of issues that surround global supply chain management. Topics include issues in supply and operations, integration, performance measurement, and use of technology in the supply chain.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT434: Logistics and Distribution Management

Success within the global supply chain depends on logistics and distribution management. Utilizing alignment with business strategy, logistics, and distribution professionals ensure customer value within the global pipeline. This course covers concepts of strategy, customer value, performance measures, risk management, and information flow within the logistics and distribution business professions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435: Operations Management

This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. You will examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435M1: Understand Quality and Lean

Examine the business concepts of quality management and lean systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435M2: Implement Design Concepts

Create a product design and a service design within an operations management environment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435M3: Relate Fields of Business

Compare human resource management and project management principles to those of operations management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435M4: The Role of Supply Chain in Operations

Examine supply chain management and global supply chain concepts supportive of operations management efforts.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435M5: Utilize Forecasting and Inventory Data

Evaluate the purpose of forecasting and inventory management within operations management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT435M6: Create a Facility Design

Create a facility design within an operations management environment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT436: Purchasing and Vendor Management

The key to successful supply chain management is suppliers. This course focuses on the purchasing function and goes into detail regarding issues surrounding vendor management. Discussion begins with the purchasing process, procedures, and the strategic role of purchasing within the company. The course addresses supplier selection, supplier quality management, and worldwide procurement, concluding with topics surrounding strategic considerations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT437: Strategic Warehouse Management

The modern supply chain relies on effective and efficient strategic warehouse management. Successful warehouse management leadership understands the complex constraints of the supply chain. This course covers concepts of inventory, transportation, sustainability, risk management, packaging and handling, and operations analysis within the operational warehousing environment of business.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT433, MT434, and MT436

MT445: Managerial Economics

This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT445M1: Opportunity Costs and Economic Decisions

Evaluate opportunity costs in the business decision-making process.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT445M2: Changes in Market Equilibrium

Analyze the effects of changes in demand and supply on market equilibrium.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT445M3: Market Structures and Profit Maximization

Analyze the production decision in profit maximization for the four primary market structures.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT445M4: Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Indicators

Examine how U.S. macroeconomic indicators are used to gauge economic health.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT445M5: Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Examine how fiscal and monetary policies affect the U.S. economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT445M6: Impacts of Globalization on the U.S. Economy

Evaluate the effects of globalization and international trade on the U.S. economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU204 or equivalent

MT450: Marketing Management

This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT450M1: Strategic Marketing Decisions

Examine how marketing strategies influence marketing decisions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT450M2: Marketing Research Plan

Develop a marketing research plan for a product.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT450M3: Marketing Opportunities

Evaluate a firm's marketing opportunities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT450M4: Marketing Mix Evaluation

Evaluate the Marketing Mix for a product.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT450M5: Customer Relationship Management Plan

Create a Customer Relationship Management Plan.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT450M6: Services Marketing Mix

Apply Marketing Mix principles to business or consumer services.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT219 or equivalent

MT451: Managing Technological Innovation

In this course, students will observe how business leaders manage the adoption and/or application of technological innovation. Students will be introduced to the technology adoption life cycle, several methods of technology forecasting, and the fostering/hindering effects of internal company culture. Finally, students will trace the technology life cycle of a specific technology of their own choosing, discuss how the innovation has affected business, and prepare a projection of its use in industry for the foreseeable future.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

MT453: Professional Selling

This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT455: Salesforce Management

This course focuses on the management of an organization's personal selling function. Recruiting, developing, motivating, and retaining a talented salesforce are essential to an enterprise's ability to compete. Through readings and other educational activities, students learn the tactical issues and strategies for developing the salesforce into an effective sales team, the fundamentals of strategic planning, the customer relationship aspects of personal selling, and how to evaluate and control personal selling activities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT459: Consumer Behavior

This course provides an overview of consumer behavior and explains how it impacts marketing strategy. It covers consumer research, market segmentation, and motivation, focusing on individual personality, perceptions, attitudes, and learning, as well as the influence of groups on consumer behavior. The consumer decision-making process is highlighted.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT219 or Department Chair approval

MT460: Management Policy and Strategy

This course demonstrates how to create a strategic business plan and the policies that support it. Students learn how to craft, communicate, implement, and monitor a strategic plan, reformulating it as the need arises.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT460M1: Corporate, Business, and Financial Strategic Hierarchy

Analyze the three-tier process of strategic management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT460M2: Environmental Scanning

Develop an external environmental scan analysis focusing upon the remote, industry, and operating environments.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT460M3: Implementation of Policies and Tactics from Strategies

Examine the differences between business strategies and functional tactics in support of implementation policies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT460M4: Balanced Scorecard Approach

Analyze how a company builds competitive advantage through a balanced scorecard methodology and control systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT460M5: Create Policies That Empower

Recommend specific policies that can enable a company culture of empowerment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT460M6: Develop a Strategic Plan

Develop a strategic plan.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT355 or MT450

MT475: Quality Management

You will learn about the important field of quality management as an element of the professional business world. The course reviews various quality methodologies valuable to the success of an organization. Continuous improvement and the concept of processes as supporting elements of a quality program will be explored. Leadership, teamwork, performance measures, and quality tools will be applied to supply chain management, connecting quality management to another key area of business.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT302

MT480: Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT480M1: Financial Statement Analysis

Analyze financial statements to measure the financial performance of a business entity.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT480M2: Time Value of Money

Apply Time Value of Money concepts to assess those business decisions involving sets of cash flows.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT480M3: Cost of Debt and Equity

Calculate the cost of debt and equity to determine capital structure policy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT480M4: Assess Investment Options

Assess investment options based upon cost of capital and expected returns.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT480M5: Foreign Exchange

Compute financial transactions based upon foreign exchange rates.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT480M6: Cost of Capital Models

Incorporate the combined attributes of debt and equity given a cost of capital model.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT481: Financial Markets

This course examines the various types of securities and the factors that influence their value, as well as the markets in which they are traded. You will focus on how these markets work with the corporate finance function.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: BU204 or MT220, and MT217

MT482: Financial Statement Analysis

Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare you to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT482M1: Examine the Financial Performance of a Company

Examine the financial performance of a company using its financial statements.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT482M2: Assess the Nature of Assets, Debt, and Equity

Assess the principle characteristics of liabilities (debt), equity, and assets.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT482M3: Analyze Cash Flow

Analyze cash flow measures for insight into all business activities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT482M4: Examine Company Performance Through Rates of Return

Examine the usefulness of return measures in financial statement analysis.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT482M5: Project Financial Statements

Project financial statements, including the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, for an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT482M6: Determine the Value of a Company

Determine the value of a company through conducting effective earnings forecasts and analysis.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: MT217 or equivalent

MT483: Investments

This course examines the principles and methods of investing in equity, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives. Students study types of investments, perform analysis of markets, and learn the mechanics of trading.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: MT217

MT490: Bachelor's Internship in Management

This course will provide you with practical work experience in a real-world environment. You will arrange an onsite internship working as a professional for a cooperating employer or a virtual internship with a Kaplan University participating organization. Both the onsite internship and virtual internship environments will provide practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from experienced professionals. This experience will help you develop professional competencies that are desirable in the career marketplace.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Last term or permission from the Dean

MT499: Bachelor's Capstone in Management

This capstone course builds on the concepts of all the courses taken within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and provides students with an opportunity to integrate their previous coursework in a meaningful review of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Last term or permission from the Dean