The MBA with a management concentration will give your career the boost needed to secure leadership, managerial, or executive positions. Our program provides you the advanced knowledge necessary for successful career advancement. A practical curriculum enhanced with a global perspective and strong business ethics foundation affords you a distinct competitive edge.
Choose three of the following courses in order to obtain a management concentration.
In the Jesuit tradition of using knowledge to serve humanity, students utilize and improve their business knowledge and skills by meeting the real-life business consulting needs of individual entrepreneurial and not-for-profit clients starting up or operating businesses in economically distressed communities.
Outcomes: Students improve skills in service-oriented communication, project management, teamwork, and cross-functional business analysis; and learn how locally-owned business can foster community economic development. Consulting clients receive a feasibility analysis or business plan to help guide business operations and obtain financing for a new or struggling business.
This course develops an understanding of the ethical issues and responsibilities arising from human interaction with the non-human natural environment. Perspectives from various religious traditions, Western philosophy, and the science of ecology are considered.
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate ethical awareness, reflection, and application of ethical principles in decision making.
This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical issues that arise in the global business environment, including the standards for the operation of multinational corporations and the ethical perspectives of managers in different countries.
Outcome: Students will understand the specific ethical problems of international business and of different ethical perspectives; develop skills for personal decision making and for developing and implementing ethical corporate policies in international business; and learn how to work toward more effective background institutions and forms of international business regulation.
This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical challenges in finance, which includes financial markets, financial services, financial management, and finance theory. The aim of this course is to understand the ethical issues that arise in the various areas of finance and to develop an ability to resolve these issues effectively and responsibly. Topics include: fairness in financial markets, the rationale for market regulation, duties of agents, fiduciaries, and professionals, conflict of interest, insider trading, manipulation and fraud, marketing and sales, consumer privacy, abusive credit practices, financial management, financial reporting, bankruptcy, acquisitions and mergers, and building an ethical corporate culture.
This course focuses on the manager's role as a change agent in implementing effective change management and organizational development.
Outcome: Students will apply change theory frameworks in analyzing different types of organizational change such as mergers and restructuring and will learn how to manage resistance to change, facilitate change implementation and foster long-term acceptance of change by employees.
This course examines cross-cultural management and marketing topics both within the business organization and across the global marketplace.
Outcome: Students learn how differences in national and ethnic cultures affect the behavior of employees working in organizations, managers making business decisions and consumers making product choices.
This course will focus on the very early stages of the entrepreneurial process. We will discuss how new opportunities are discovered and how societal value is created throughout this process. In its approach, the course will be based on classic theoretical readings, the insights of economics, strategic management, organizational studies, psychology and cognitive science.
Outcomes: Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to identify untapped entrepreneurial opportunities.
This course enables the students to develop their new venture ideas. We discuss how to cultivate new business ideas, form venture teams, evaluate the opportunities, and design a firm to bring the ideas to life. At the end, each venture team produces a business plan.
Outcomes: The students learn how all major functions of a business come together in a new venture. This course will help those who might want to start their own business in the future. It will also help those who will work for existing companies by encouraging them to think more strategically and creatively about business.
This course is about the marketing challenges in an entrepreneurial firm. Entrepreneurship is the discovery, enactment and pursuit of new business opportunities. Successful execution of an entrepreneurial idea requires a sound marketing plan. In this course, we will investigate how marketing tools can enable entrepreneurs to realize the full potential of their ideas.
This course will focus on the application of strategic management tools to entrepreneurial situations with an emphasis on the early stages of new venture creation. We will discuss how new opportunities are discovered, how inventions are turned into innovations, and how societal value is created throughout this process.
At the end of this course, you will be able to: Recognize and discover entrepreneurial opportunities; Manage the creation and appropriation of the value generated by innovations; Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in an uncertain business environment; Apply your learning in a real-life project.
Social enterprise seeks to create ventures that provide critical social services in innovative ways using the concepts and methods of business. This course aims to prepare students to engage in social enterprise by focusing on how to create social value by business means; how to start and sustain an entrepreneurial social venture; how to scale social innovation and grow an organization; how to obtain funding and generate earned revenue; how to adopt an appropriate legal governance structure and tax status; and how to measure, document, and communicate social impact.
This course analyzes the responsibilities of general management in formulating, communicating, and implementing a strategic plan. Whereas corporate strategy (MGMT 574) defines the vertical and horizontal scope of a firm, business strategy (MGMT 573) is concerned with how the firm generates and sustains competitive advantage within a particular industry or product market. Students will develop executive and general management skills through an understanding of how the various functions of an organization operate as a whole. Through case studies, students will also build their skills in conducting strategic analyses in a variety of industries and competitive situations and gain a stronger understanding of the challenges of the business environment.
This course focuses on the strategic management of multi-business firms. Whereas business strategy or competitive strategy is concerned with how the firm competes within a particular industry or product market, corporate strategy defines the scope of the firm in terms of the industries and markets in which it competes.