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Business Administration

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Dale Feinauer, Faculty Director, Graduate MBA Program
Office: Sage Hall 1410
Telephone: (800) 633-1430
Website: uwosh.edu/cob/departments/masters-business-administration/
E-mail: mba@uwosh.edu

FACULTY

Alexandrov, Arbaugh, Beyer, Borodin, Bublitz, Burnett, Cotti, Cross, DeArmond, Desai, Dunn, Eierman, Feinauer, Fuller, Godfrey, Hagen, Haley, Hartman, Heath, Heykes, Huffman, Iversen, Johnson, Kunkel, Leisen-Pollack, Lilly, Makar, Miller, Moll, Muraski, Niendorf, Piszczek, Potratz, Rau, Schellenger, Skiver, Stephans, Stuart, Tippins, Van Scyoc

PURPOSE

The Masters in Business Administration is designed to help the graduate take on increasing leadership responsibilities in business, government, education, healthcare, and other organizations. Courses are offered in Green Bay, Oshkosh, Appleton, and on-line. With classes offered on-line, during the evening hours, and on Saturdays, it is possible to pursue the MBA degree on either a full-time or part-time basis.

DEGREES/CERTIFICATES

Completion of the program will lead to the degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Completion of specific courses will lead to the certificate: Foundations

The UW Oshkosh College of Business offers two options for completing the MBA: the Executive path, which meets Saturdays and allows for completion of a master’s degree in 16 months, or the Professional path, which offers part-time classes in the evenings and online. Students can choose the path that fits their level of experience, career goals, and time commitment.

Professional path: The professional path requires a minimum of two years professional experience. Formats include individual 7- to 14-week classroom, online or a combination of classroom and online (some online or classroom portions may be required).

Executive path: The executive path requires a minimum of eight years professional experience and a demonstrated ability to contribute to the cohort. Students are part of a cohort group of 20 to 30 students, all moving in lockstep and participating in a 10- to 12-day international trip.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION

In addition to the requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies specified in the first section of this Bulletin, the program has established additional policies and procedures for admission.

The Professional MBA path requires a minimum of two years post-baccalaureate work experience. The program may also require students to take the GRE or GMAT exam to demonstrate the student’s ability to handle graduate-level business courses. Students are required to submit an admissions essay, and may be required to take foundation courses in business depending upon their undergraduate work and their current level of work experience and responsibility. Contact the MBA office to discuss what requirements would be applicable given work and academic history. The MBA program has both full-standing and probationary admission. Probationary admission is considered if there is weakness in the application portfolio. Students may be required to fulfill additional programmatic conditions.

Students selecting the Executive path must fulfill additional admissions requirements, including additional years of experience and an interview.

The average student who enters the MBA program has an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2; and a master’s degree, professional certification, or scores in the 57th percentile in each section of the GRE or GMAT test. Students selecting the Professional path have an average of 8 years work experience; students selecting the Executive path have an average of 15 years work experience.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline may apply for admission to the graduate program.

SUMMARY

A. Structure
The program is comprised of core courses and electives.

B. Academic Plans of Study
Business Administration is the description for the Business Administration plan of study.

C. Minimum Credit Requirements
33 credits applicable to the graduate degree constitute the minimal requirement for all students in the program.

D. Admission to Candidacy
Students must satisfy fully the Office of Graduate Studies requirements for advancement to candidacy as stated in the first section of this Bulletin. Students must confer with their program coordinator/advisor to plan and receive program approval for their admission to candidacy. Students should apply for Admission to Candidacy after completing 9-21 credits. The Office of Graduate Studies gives final approval to Admission to Candidacy.

E. Graduation Requirements
No more than six (6) credits, regardless of the number of courses, with grades below B may apply to the MBA degree.

Candidates must also satisfy all program and Office of Graduate Studies academic, culminating, and degree requirements to be eligible for graduation and degree conferral.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

MBA Professional Program

Entry Courses

Business

791 3 The Strategic Context of the Organization

Tools Courses

Business

700 1.5 Financial Reporting for Executives
704 1.5 Managerial Economics
798 1.5 Business Communications
712 1.5 Data-Driven Decision Making

Core Courses

Business

731 3 Financial Management
741 3 Operations and Process Management
752 3 Cost Management
754 3 Information Systems in Organizations
761 3 Human Resources Management
771 3 Marketing Strategy
794 3 Strategic Management

Capstone Analysis

Business

799 1.5 Capstone Analysis of Organizations

Electives

Students may consult with the program adviser to select electives from the following offerings:

Business

694 1.5 – 3 International Business Study Tour
709 3 Topics in Accounting (see course description)
733 3 Money and Capital Markets
734 1-3 International Financial Management and Investments
735 1-3 Current Topics in Finance (see course description)
758 1.5 Project Management
759 1.5 Advanced Topics in Project Management
760 1.5 Project Execution and Control
762 1.5 Organizational Reward Systems
763 1.5 Employee Relations
766 1.5 Project Portfolio Management
767 1-3 Advanced Human Resources Topics
769 1-3 Seminar in Management Topics
774 1-3 Seminar in Marketing Topics
777 1.5 Consumer Behavior
788 1.5 Personal and Professional Development
790 1.5 Organizational Leadership and Change
792 1.5 International Business
793 1.5 Business Environments: Law, Regulations and Ethics
796 1-3 Independent Study in Business Administration

Other Requirements

Completion of Business Administration 794 after all managerial and functional core courses have been completed.

Comments

A thesis may be submitted in lieu of 6 credits of electives. Thesis requires the approval of the MBA graduate program director and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Emphases

Six emphases are currently available in the Professional MBA Path. Emphases are optional.

Emphases include:

  • Nine elective credits. A student pursuing an emphasis will need to take three credits beyond the 33 credit Professional MBA graduation requirement since there are only six elective credits required for the Professional MBA degree. Some emphases have required elective courses that are included in the nine-credit total.
  • The nine credits of electives comprising an emphasis will be offered in a three-year period of time in Oshkosh, in Green Bay or online in order to satisfy student needs for timely offerings. It’s therefore likely a student will have to combine locations in order to complete courses for an emphasis. The only exception to this is the healthcare emphasis — all healthcare courses are available on Saturdays at UW Oshkosh.
  • The UW Oshkosh Professional MBA collaborates with three AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the UW System forming the UW System MBA Consortium, a fully online MBA Program: UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse and UW-Parkside. Most of the online electives offered are taught by the MBA Consortium.
  • The emphasis in healthcare management was developed in cooperation with the UW Oshkosh Master in Public Administration Program.
  • All courses that can be applied to an emphasis are noted with “eligible for the XXX Emphasis” on each semester’s class schedule Web page. The respective semester’s classes can be viewed by selecting the appropriate semester in the class schedules menu.
  • An emphasis will be noted on the student’s transcript.
  • Emphases can be completed either before or after graduation.
  • All coursework for the emphasis must be completed within the 7-year degree completion timeframe.”

A. Health Care Management

In addition to the core courses:

MPA 729 Health Care Agency Organization and Management (3)
MPA 762 Health Care Administration Law (3)
MPA 773 Health Care Policy (3)

B. Human Resource Management

In addition to the core courses:

Nine credits from the following:

BUS 762 Organizational Reward Systems (1.5-3)
BUS 763 Employee Relations (1.5-3)
BUS 767 Advanced Human Resources Topics (1-3)
BUS 767 Employee Training and Organizational Development (2)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be HR-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (project must be HR-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Work-Family Issues in Contemporary Times (1)
BUS 769 Health Care Organization and Delivery (2)
BUS 694 International Business Study Tour (project must be HR-related) (1.5 or 3)
MPA 742 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation “Eligible for the Human Resources Emphasis”

C. International Business

In addition to the core courses:

Nine credits from the following:

BUS 769 Seminar in Management Topics: International Management (1.5)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (must be International Business-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business and Ethics (1.5)
BUS 769 Business in East Asia (1.5)
BUS 694 International Study Tour (1.5 or 3) (Can be taken multiple times as long as destinations are different)
BUS 734 International Financial Management (1.5-3)
BUS 735 Incorporation of Exchange Rates (1.5)
BUS 773 International Marketing (1.5-3)
BUS 774 Regional Trade Agreements & Multinational Corporations (1.5)
BUS 774 Strategies & Tactics of Pricing (1.5)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation “Eligible for the International Business Emphasis”

D. Marketing

In addition to the core courses:

Nine credits from the following:

BUS 772 Marketing Analysis (3)
BUS 773 International Marketing Management (1.5)
BUS 774 Seminar in Marketing Topics (1.5 – 3)
BUS 774 Regional Trade Agreements & Multinational Corporations (1.5)
BUS 774 Applications in Marketing Engineering (2)
BUS 774 Strategies & Tactics of Pricing (1.5)
BUS 777 Consumer Behavior (1.5)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be Marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Corporate Venturing (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business & Ethics (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Selling Ideas at Work (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Business in East Asia (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 E-Business Fundamentals (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 E-Business Website Development (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Decision Analysis (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 758 Project Management (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 759 Advanced Project Management (project/paper must be marketing-related) (1.5)
BUS 694 International Business Study Tour (project must be marketing related) (1.5 or 3)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation “Eligible for the Marketing Emphasis”

E. Management Information Systems

In addition to the core courses:

Nine credits from the following:

BUS 769 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (1.5)
BUS 769 Information Systems Security Policy Development (1.5)
BUS 769 Fundamentals of Health Information Technology Management (2)
BUS 769 E-Business Fundamentals for Managers (1.5)
BUS 769 E-Business Website Development (1.5)
BUS 769 Managing Technology in Turbulent Times (2)
BUS 769 Information System Security (2)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation “Eligible for the IS Emphasis.

F. Project Management

In addition to the core courses:

BUS 758 Project Management (1.5)
BUS 759 Advanced Topics in Project Management (1.5)
BUS 760 Project Execution and Control (1.5)
BUS 766 Seminar in Mgt Topics: Project Portfolio Management (1.5)

Three credits from the following:

BUS 765 Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) (3)
BUS 769 Business Process Reengineering (BPR) (1.5)
BUS 769 Decision Analysis (2)
BUS 769 ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Systems (1.5)
BUS 769 Managerial Problem Solving (project must be PM-related) (1.5)
BUS 769 Managing Technology in Turbulent Times (2)
BUS 769 Negotiation Skills (1.5)
BUS 769 Six Sigma (1.5)
BUS 769 Business and Ethics (1.5)
BUS 769 Quantitative Business Analysis (1.5)
BUS 774 Marketing Topics: New Product Design & Development (1.5)
Other courses on the Class Schedule web page with the notation “Eligible for the Project Management Emphasis

COURSE OFFERING(S)

Business 694

1.5 – 3 (crs.)

International Business Study Tour

Requirements for study tours includes: (1) travel to various countries directed by business faculty members to provide students direct contact with economic and business issues in other societies. (2) reading background material; (3) attendance at classes; (4) participating in field lectures; (5) writing a report and/or other assignments. For graduate credit, an additional research assignment, paper or project is also required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits IF the student travels to different countries. Prerequisite: Must be in Full Standing in the MBA, Global MBA, or MSIS Programs, consent of instructor and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS). 494/694

Business 700

1.5 (crs.)

Financial Reporting for Executives

This course introduces students to principles of (1) financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation, and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization, and (2) management accounting, the use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making and costing of organizational activities.

Business 709

1 – 3 (crs.)

Topics in Accounting

Current topics in accounting will cover a set of selected current and relevant topics that are either not covered or not covered in depth in regular courses, but are of interest to graduate business students. This course may be repeated as different topics will be covered in different terms. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 710

1 – 3 (crs.)

Foundations of Information Systems

Introduction to computer information systems and the use of computer systems in organizations. The course includes the description and use of computer hardware and software. Focus of the course is on the development, management and use of management information systems from the viewpoint of the user. Prerequisite: Computer literacy (knowledge and ability to use Windows operating system, word processing, spread sheet, database management systems and presentation packages).

Business 712

1.5 (crs.)

Data-Driven Decision Making

An accelerated exposure to the fundamental statistical techniques essential to management decision-making, including descriptive statistics, basic probability, frequency distributions, inference, estimation, confidence intervals basic hypothesis testing and introduction to forecasting.

Business 713

3 (crs.)

Systems Engineering Management

This course surveys classical and contemporary methods of analysis, design and construction of computer based information systems including structured and agile methods. Special consideration is given to the process of requirements determination. The importance of standards is emphasized as is the repeatability of procedures. Students are introduced to the unique aspects of software project management, the process of organizing teams for development and maintenance and managing the process in the organizational context. Also examined are the issues faced by the development manager in managing multiple simultaneous projects. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 714

3 (crs.)

Business Intelligence

Many organizations have a wealth of data residing in their databases. Business intelligence is the process of collecting and turning this resource into Business value. This course will provide an understanding of data organization and management, and examine the tools, techniques, and processes used in transforming data to knowledge and value. Students will develop basic skills to analyze data and develop an understanding of the implementation of Business Intelligence in organization. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 715

3 (crs.)

IT Infrastructure Management

As companies increasingly rely on widely distributed computing architectures and increasing use of multimedia, the IT infrastructure becomes both more complex and important to the success of businesses. The purpose of this course is to provide students with skills and understanding of how to manage a firm’s entire IT infrastructure, including local and wide area networks; network topologies; application architectures; network operating systems; computer and information security; standards; and emerging technologies. This course will focus on current state-of-the-art technologies used by businesses, but will also provide students with an appreciation of how these technologies can be integrated with legacy systems and technologies. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 716

3 (crs.)

Information System Strategy & Management

Fundamental operations of organizations are changing as improved networks and information systems allow for real time information sharing with customers, suppliers, distributors, and producers around the world. This course first reviews the strategic opportunities created by these new IS resources, and then reviews how these resources should be managed to provide the most stable and useful information infrastructures. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 717

1.5 (crs.)

The Chief Information Officer & Corporate Strategy

For the past decade the CIO has been changed with two significant roles: first, to apprise other executives of the strategic opportunities available through emerging information technologies, and second, to supervise the IT infrastructure vital to the functioning of every organization. Through case readings and presentations from local and regional CIOs, this course will review how CIOs can succeed at these formidable tasks. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 718

1.5 (crs.)

Technical Topics in Information Technology

The objective of this course is to develop basic skills using new or evolving technologies as required by changes in the information technology world. Examples of typical technologies include Java, VB.Net and Web Programming in C#. This course is repeatable for credit if the course covers a different technology.

Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 722

1 – 3 (crs.)

Planning for Management in the Future

The course investigates the range of probable alternative futures that business and government will face during the coming decades. The writings of a number of leading futurists are compared. The principal forecasting techniques are described, including environmental as well as technological forecasting. The mechanics of developing and implementing business plans are explored. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or consent of instructor.

Business 730

1 – 3 (crs.)

Finance Foundations

A study of the principles of finance and their application to the financial decision-making of the firm. Emphasis is on the financial objectives of the firm, the allocation of funds within the firm, projecting the firm’s fund requirements and the sources of funds. Prerequisite: Business Administration 700.

Business 731

3 (crs.)

Financial Management

A financial approach to business management with emphasis on decision-making within the firm. The course examines the financial theory and techniques of analysis underlying the management of assets and financing of the business unit. Prerequisite: Business 700, 791, and 798.

Business 732

2 – 3 (crs.)

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Analysis of techniques for evaluating the selection of securities and managing institutional and individual portfolios. The course examines recent developments in investment alternatives, such as option writing, which supplements traditional portfolio approaches. Prerequisites: Business 731 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 733

3 (crs.)

Money and Capital Markets

Identification and analysis of principal suppliers and users of funds in financial markets. Topics include domestic and international market structure, intermediary functions of institutions and the impact of monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisites: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 734

1 – 3 (crs.)

International Financial Management and Investments

This course is a study of corporate finance and investments in an international framework. The basic principles and theories are the same as those used in a domestic setting; however different markets and new risks are encountered. Understanding these markets and learning to manage the risks are the primary objectives of this course. The course will be a lecture/discussion format and will include the use of case studies to facilitate understanding. Specific topic will include a study of the international monetary system, the currency market (including spot, futures, forwards, options and swaps), capital budgeting, portfolio management for corporations and households, and international stock markets. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 735

1 – 3 (crs.)

Current Topics in Finance

This course covers a set of selected current and relevant topics that are either not covered or not covered in depth in regular courses, but are of interest to graduate business students. This course may be repeated because different topics will be covered in different semesters. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 740

1 – 3 (crs.)

Foundations of Production Management

Introduction to principles of production in manufacturing and service activities, including facility location, process and project planning and control, sequencing and scheduling, quality control and work measurement.

Business 741

3 (crs.)

Operations and Process Management

The operations (production) function of organizations is studied for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing systems (services). A primary focus is on the management of processes used to provide quality goods and services. Topics include: operations planning and scheduling; supply chain management; determining and classifying core processes; managing processes; material requirements planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); forecasting; inventory management; just-in-time (JIT); project management; product service and process design; quality improvement; manufacturing strategies; and location. Prerequisite: Business 712, 791, and 798.

Business 743

1 – 3 (crs.)

Topics in Operations Management

Study of selected topics within the field of operations management. Topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 750

1 – 3 (crs.)

Organizational Foundations

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of management and related organizational issues. Current issues and developments in management theory will be examined with a focus on organizational processes, structures, individual and group relationships. Topics to be covered include: Motivation, perception, attitudes, group dynamics, organization development, organization structure, organization culture and basic human resource management topics (job analysis, performance appraisal, the legal environment).

Business 752

3 (crs.)

Cost Management

This course emphasizes accounting as an information system for managerial purposes, such as planning and control, decision-making, and costing products and services. It also examines the role of the accountant in the organization and how management accounting interfaces with other business functions.

Prerequisite: Business 700, 791 and 798.

Business 754

3 (crs.)

Information Systems in Organizations

In this course, we will explore the intersection of business and information systems-how are business decisions and strategies influenced by our increasingly digital and interconnected world? The course has two objectives: First to understand the relationship between information technology and business strategy and second to understand effective management of the IT function within the organization. Prerequisite: Business 791

Business 758

1.5 (crs.)

Project Management

The course examines project management from a theoretical/practitioner perspective. The course will be organized along four major phases of the project management process: (1) project selection and definition; (2) project planning; (3) project execution and control; (4) project closing. Students will examine key outcomes, documents and techniques available for successfully managing the challenges of each phase. Specific topics covered will include: project selecting and scope definition, work breakdown structures and statements of work, project scheduling, project team selection and developments, and strengths and weaknesses of various management tools. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 759

1.5 (crs.)

Advanced Topics in Project Management

This course is oriented toward more experienced project managers and/or those who supervise project managers. The focus of the course will be to address current topics in the field of project management and assess whether and how they should be addressed in organizations. Course topics will vary depending on currency of and level of interest in the topic and may include: (1) critical chain project management; (2) the role of a project office and how to develop one in your organization; and (3) capturing knowledge from individual projects for use throughout the organization. Prerequisite: Business 758 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 760

1.5 (crs.)

Project Execution and Control

This course covers the topics within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) not addressed in Bus 758. Some of the topics covered include project cost management, project communications management, project change management and project termination. This course is particularly for those interested in pursuing the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Prerequisites: Business 758 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 761

3 (crs.)

Human Resources Management

This course is designed to provide non-human resources managers with the skills necessary to successfully manage human resources. The course recognizes the growing need for managers, supervisors, team leaders, and the typical employee to understand the core competencies of human resources. The course emphasizes the relationship between human resources strategy and business strategy with a focus on the role human resources management plays in supporting implementation of business objectives. Prerequisite: Business 791

Business 762

1 – 3 (crs.)

Organizational Reward Systems

Covers topics related to the use of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to achieve organizations’ strategic goals. Specific topics include: motivational theories, compensation surveys, job evaluation, performance appraisal, merit pay, variable or at risk pay, team compensation, supplemental compensation and non-monetary compensation. Designed for those individuals working in human resources management or whose responsibilities include significant management of human resources. Prerequisite: Business 761 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 763

1 – 3 (crs.)

Employee Relations

Covers topics related to the management of the employer employee relationship in both organized and unorganized environments. Specific topics include: labor law, contract negotiation and administration, grievances and arbitration processes, labor management cooperation, quality of work life, discipline and employee rights. Designed for those individuals working, or planning to work in human resource management or general management. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 765

3 (crs.)

Venture Management

Entrepreneurship explored at individual and organizational levels. At the individual level, topics include starting a business, writing a business plan, conducting an entrepreneurial self-assessment and exploring stages of new venture development. At the organizational level, topics include characteristics of entrepreneurial organizations, development of a corporate culture supporting creation of new products and services/ and mechanisms for changing the corporate culture. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 766

1.5 (crs.)

Project Portfolio Management

This course focuses on managing a multi-project environment at both the strategic and tactical levels. Strategic-level multi-project management includes issues such as project selection/prioritization, project portfolio management, resource allocation and project sequencing. Tactical-level multi-project management includes issues associated with the individual project manager and their efforts to manage multiple projects via time management, schedule and resource integration and project prioritization. Because of the management-level orientation of the course, the final week of the class will be devoted to educating/selling senior managers on the value and benefits of project management tools and methodologies for their organization. Perquisites: Business 758 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 767

1 – 3 (crs.)

Advanced Human Resources Topics

This course covers special topics in human resources management and is intended for students already in, or preparing for, positions in the human resources management profession. Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, employee relations in non-union and unionized organizations; the strategic role of human resources management as a competitive asset and the role of the human resources department in setting and implementing strategy; impact of teams on human resources management; need for and use on human resources information systems. Other topics that may be addressed include current legal developments, role of human resources professionals in safety management systems role of human resources professionals in managing change. Prerequisite: Business 761 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 769

1 – 3 (crs.)

Seminar in Management Topics

Contemporary problems, philosophies, and techniques in the field. This seminar will provide an opportunity to study in-depth issues and developments of particular concern to students, faculty and the business community. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 770

1 – 3 (crs.)

Marketing Foundations

The basic marketing factors of the firm price, promotion, product and distribution are discussed along with the legal and societal environment in which the firm must employ these tools. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of consumer needs upon which pricing, promotion, product and distribution decisions must be made.

Business 771

3 (crs.)

Marketing Strategy

A functionally integrated approach to planning, implementing and controlling marketing strategies and tactics. Emphasis is placed upon the use of marketing information systems, modeling and quantitative techniques in the identification and exploitation of environmental opportunities and upon the formulation of strategies in product development, physical distribution and channel management, marketing communication and pricing. Case studies and business simulations. Prerequisite: BUS 700, BUS 712, BUS 791, BUS 798.

Business 772

3 (crs.)

Marketing Analysis

The role of the marketing information system in the recognition, investigation and analysis of marketing problems. The application of quantitative methods is stressed with emphasis upon advanced research design, the use of multi-variate statistics for hypothesis testing of multiple variable relationships and computer analysis. The ability to design and carry through research is developed through a marketing research project. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 773

1 – 3 (crs.)

International Marketing Management

This course emphasizes the planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling functions of international/multinational marketing management. Analysis and discussion of cultural, economic and structural variations worldwide provides opportunities for applying marketing principles. Prerequisite: Business 792 and the completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 774

1 – 3 (crs.)

Seminar in Marketing Topics

Current issues and developments will be discussed in depth on a major topic in marketing. The focus will be on the theories and their managerial implications. Prerequisite: The completion of all Foundation requirements. Prerequisite: Completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 777

1 – 3 (crs.)

Consumer Behavior

Economics of developed societies are driven by consumer tastes and preferences. Course explores current theories of consumer behavior from a marketing management perspective. Topics include: high and low involvement information processing; cultural, social and reference group influences on behavior; ethics; consumerism; and segmentation. Several methodologies are introduced. Prerequisite: Completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 788

1.5 (crs.)

Personal and Professional Development

This course helps students identify their own personal and professional goals, develop strategies to achieve them and encourage others they work with to do likewise. Topics covered in this course include developing self-awareness, determining values and priorities, career management and developing skill in coaching and mentoring. The course is conducted in such a way that students are expected to be co-coaches and co-mentors for each other. To help students gain the familiarity with each other necessary to play these roles, the class includes a day-long retreat in which students work through a variety of problem-solving exercises in a relaxed, non-classroom setting. A primary outcome of this course is a personal development plan that students can use to pursue their professional goals during and after their time in the MBA program. Prerequisites: Completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 790

1.5 (crs.)

Organizational Leadership and Change

This course explores leadership and change within organizational settings. Concepts, theories, skills and applications are addressed in the areas of leadership, motivation, types of change and the process of change, leadership and change management are applied in diagnosing and solving problems related to change at all levels (individual, team and organization). Organizational features such as strategy, structure, processes, technology and culture are treated as targets of changes and as contingency factors for other types of change. Prerequisite: Completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 791

3 (crs.)

The Strategic Context of the Organization

Too often, managers think of organizations as consisting of a series of independent silos, each optimizing its performance, often at the cost of overall organizational performance. Using strategic planning as the context, this course will help you understand how each functional area contributes to planning and to plan implementation, why all functional areas are interdependent , and why thinking at the organizational level (in addition to the functional level) is essential to maximize organization performance and to the enhancement of your career. Learn to appreciate and use, and not to be frustrated by, the diversity in perspectives associated with the functional areas in business.

Business 792

1.5 (crs.)

International Business

This course will analyze the increasing impact that international business has on our domestic well-being and will stress the significant rewards that can accrue from the penetration of international markets. The challenges and risks of international business activities will be discussed. The student will be provided with both the conceptual and analytical tools with which to better capitalize on the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls encountered in the international arena.

Prerequisites: Completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 793

1.5 (crs.)

Business Environments: Law, Regulation and Ethics

This course involves a study of public laws, government regulations and the influence of ethics on business. A course objective is to prepare students to recognize problem areas and engage in legal and ethical analysis to manage risk. The course generally examines business ethics and social responsibility, dispute resolution, duties and liabilities of managers and their organizations to their stakeholders, administrative law, securities regulation, antitrust law, employment and diversity regulation, environment regulation, products liability, consumer protection, and the regulation of international trade. Prerequisite: Completion of all Foundation requirements. Enrollment limited to Graduate Business students (GBUS) or department consent.

Business 794

1 – 3 (crs.)

Strategic Management

This capstone course provides students the opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques they have learned throughout the MBA program. It is also intended to expose students to tools and techniques associated with strategic thinking, such as establishing mission and objectives, assessing external conditions and determining the relative strengths and weaknesses of organizations in single-business, diversified and international/global contexts. Strategic choice and implementation will also be emphasized. Experiential activities will be heavily used in the course. The need to effectively integrate material from a variety of courses will be critical to success in this course. Prerequisites: Bus 700, 712, 791, 798, and Econ 704.

Business 795

1 – 6 (crs.)

Business Administration Thesis

MBA students may register for 6 credits of thesis after securing the approval of the thesis topic and advisor from the college’s director of graduate programs and after filing the thesis topic and Adviser Approval Form in the Graduate Office. Pass/fail course.

Business 796

1 – 3 (crs.)

Independent Study in Business Administration

Each registration to maximum accumulation of 3 credits. To provide advanced students with an opportunity for study in areas of special interest. Prerequisite: At or before registration an Independent Study Topic and Instructor Approval Form must be filed with the Graduate Office. Prerequisite: Completion of all Foundation requirements and the completion of an Independent Study Approval Form.

Business 797

1 (crs.)

Internship

Professional business internship under faculty supervision, including professional work plan and final paper. Students must work at least eight weeks full-time in a professional setting. Prerequisites: Completion of all Foundation requirements, must be in Full Standing, and must have completed at least nine degree-level credits.

Business 798

1.5 (crs.)

Advanced Interpersonal Skills

Students will learn and develop skills that will help them become more effective in their communication and relationships with others in the workplace. Topics addressed include communication and influence strategies, conflict management, managing work teams, and critical and creative thinking. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop their skills at making formal presentations. Prerequisite: Completion of all Foundation requirements and Business 788.

Business 799

1.5 (crs.)

Capstone Analysis of Organizations

Through written and oral case analysis, you will demonstrate you mastery of the UW Oshkosh MBA Program Learning Objectives. You will also revisit work from throughout the program and form connections among the various functional disciplines to develop integrated solutions to organizational dilemmas. Prerequisites: All MBA core courses: BUS 731, 741, 752, 754, 761, 771, 791. One of the seven may be taken concurrently.

Global Master Business Admin 775

4 (crs.)

Global Management

The course introduces the student to general concepts, techniques and practices related to practice of management across the globe. The student is made aware of the challenges and rewards involved in managing globally. Students will be given both conceptual and analytical tools needed to function effectively as a manager and a leader in the international arena. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 776

2 (crs.)

Global Strategy Formulation

This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual and practical understanding of the strategic and organizational challenges of multinational corporate management. Students will examine macro level domestic and foreign issues that form the context of business in a diverse and interdependent world. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 777

2 (crs.)

Information Management for Global Organizations

This course will introduce students to the concepts, methods and tools for planning, implementation and control of IT operations in a global enterprise. Students will strengthen their ability to justify and support information management decisions and will develop an appreciation for the inherently strategic nature of contemporary information management decisions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 778

2 (crs.)

Global Managerial Accounting

This course provides students with a cross cultural understanding of the basic role, need, concepts and issues in managerial accounting. Students will develop a basic understanding of various cost control systems applicable in a global setting.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 785

4 (crs.)

Global Supply Chain Management

Students will learn about the evolution of supply chain management as a discipline. They will develop an understanding of the links between operations strategies, competitive priorities and supply chain choice. Students will develop an understanding of the role of inventory management, logistics, information technology and infrastructure in the effective design and management of supply chains. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 786

2 (crs.)

Global Project Management

This course will provide students an introductory overview of the field of project management. Students will examine and apply the tools, techniques and challenges associated with planning and managing projects. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 787

2 (crs.)

Global Ethics & Social Responsibility

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of ethics and how different socio-cultural perspectives influence the definition of ethical behavior and decision making. Students will also develop an understanding of the interplay between profits and stakeholders’ demands as they try to create a sustainable business model. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 788

2 (crs.)

Global Financial Management

This course introduces students to international financial management. Students will learn how to use financial tools to justify and support financial decisions in the global marketplace. Prerequisite: Admission to the Global MBA Program.

Global Master Business Admin 795

4 (crs.)

Global Marketing Management

This course covers concepts, activities and techniques related to the planning and coordination of marketing functions, marketing policies and the analysis of marketing administration in a global context. The course has a clear decision oriented approach. Prerequisites: Completion of all foundation courses.

Global Master Business Admin 796

3 (crs.)

Global Strategic Leadership

This course introduces concepts and issues of leadership and change in the context of global organizations. Students will examine the most current understanding of global leadership and will identify leadership approaches that can bring about sustained transformative change in organizations across cultures.

Global Master Business Admin 797

3 (crs.)

Global Strategy Implementation: Global MBA Capstone

In this course, students integrate knowledge from previous courses in the Global MBA program to develop a holistic appreciation and understanding of the complex relationship between organizations and their global environment.