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Curriculum

The Bradley MBA curriculum provides a broad management foundation. In–depth study within each business discipline focuses on application of business knowledge from a management perspective. Beginning with an interpersonal relationships course, students assess their current communication skills and begin to apply the “habits of leadership” necessary for effective management. Courses in controllership, economics, finance, information technology, marketing, and management culminate in a business strategy course, where students integrate their knowledge from all disciplines to solve an actual business problem. The program’s leadership focus is extended through Bradley’s MBA Association, which offers leadership roles within the organization as well as learning opportunities on topics of leadership, management, and personal growth.

Courses are shown below according to their typical sequence within the MBA program. Information regarding important dates within each semester or interim session is located in the academic calendar.

Core courses will assist you in building a strong foundation of business knowledge and management skills. Elective courses allow you to explore a wide range of business disciplines including finance, management, economics, international relations, marketing and more.

MBA Core Courses

M L 615 Interpersonal Relations

Understand the foundations of interpersonal behavior and increase your self-awareness using a variety of assessment instruments. Learn, develop, and apply interpersonal skills critical for managerial success.

M L 520 Management Theory

Learn and apply managerial decision-making to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control operations. Study emerging issues and trends and discuss the integration of principles and concepts with contemporary concerns.

ECO 510 Global Markets and Sustainability

Utilize theories of economic analysis to explain fluctuations in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment, and inflation. Evaluate a range of economic stabilization policies and understand application of economic analysis for managerial decision-making.

BLW 540 Legal Environment for Managers

A look at legal issues surrounding the use of technology by managers. In this course students will learn about basic principles of business law while focusing on global information technologies. Topics will include understanding the legal system, ethics, cybertorts, cybercrimes, information privacy, computer crimes, intellectual property, and contracts.

MIS 572 Information Systems Management

Increase your knowledge in, and application of, information-related resources. Identify information needs and understand strategic uses of information systems, as well as emerging technologies, in order to effectively manage information resources.

M L 653 Operations Management

Foundational knowledge and deeper understanding of the operations function. A broad managerial perspective emphasizes the strategic impact of the operations decisions and the interfaces between operations and the other functional areas of the organization. Operation functions in both service and manufacturing contexts will be examined, as well as investigating how operations provides sustainable competitive advantage along the dimensions of cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, and innovation. Prerequisite: Foster College of Business Graduate Student or Consent of Associate Dean

ATG 604 Controllership

Case studies of management accounting control systems and strategic cost analysis. Use of relevant costs for decision-making, planning, and evaluation of performance. Development of analytic tools drawn from cost accounting, managerial accounting, mathematics, and behavioral science. Prerequisites: BUS 500 and Foster College of Business Graduate Student or Consent of Associate Dean.

FIN 622 Financial Management

Examine the financial framework of business and the principles governing the operation of financial markets. Understand the management of the flow of funds through a company, evaluate alternative methods of financing under changing conditions, learn capital and cash budgeting, and solve valuation problems.

MTG 624 Marketing Decision-Making

Discuss marketing management problems, policies, and solutions. Analyze case studies of marketing problems, research possible solutions, and apply marketing techniques to business problems.

ECO 606 Microeconomics for Managers

Analyze domestic and international markets, resource allocation, and market structure including their impact on business decision-making and on society. Examine the role of government regulation in business and pricing strategies.

M L 628 Business Policy and Strategy Formulation

Understand and apply strategic planning from a total business perspective to develop solutions to an actual business or organizational problem and create strategies to address conditions such as competition and future development. This unique Capstone Course applies skills and knowledge learned through previous coursework with the concepts and practice of strategic management.

Concentrations

Personalize your Bradley MBA by choosing a concentration in either finance or management with three electives (totaling 9 hours). To read course descriptions of elective courses, view the Graduate Catalog.

Management Electives

  • M L 602 Organizational Behavior 
  • M L 608 Open Book Management
  • M L 630 Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • M L 657 Executive Development 
  • M L 658 Topics in Management and Leadership
  • M L 659 Topics in Management 
  • M L 660 Readings in Management and Leadership
  • ENT 660 Additional Readings in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 682 Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 689 Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • I B 656 International Business Administration
  • I B 658 Topics in International Business
  • I B 660 Readings in International Business
  • MIS 614 Topics in Advanced Technology
  • MIS 660 Readings in Management Information Systems
  • MIS 671 Productivity Software for Managers 
  • MIS 673 Data Communications for Managers 
  • MIS 675 Managing Systems Development 
  • MIS 676 Electronic Commerce