The College of Business and Technology at United States University has approval from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll non-immigrant students in its 36-credit hour Master of Business Administration (iMBA) program. Students interested in the iMBA must have previous work experience, be working currently in a full-time or part-time position, completing an internship, or job shadowing. Opened to international applicants only, the primary intent of the program is to provide F-1 international students a chance to expand their professional experiences in western culture and American organizations.
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The graduate capstone, MGT699 requires students to have gained professional experience aligned with their major course of study while enrolled in their MBA. Thus, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a program requirement and students must take at least one term of CPT prior to entering MGT699. Students are permitted to take more than one term of CPT if they choose so long as they remain eligible. Once students have been authorized for CPT, they will be enrolled in MGT999 Graduate Professional Symposium.
Use of accounting data in corporate planning and control. Cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, pricing decisions and cost data, transfer pricing, activity-based management, performance measures, and standard costing.
This course emphasizes the business and organizational aspects of Information Systems (IS) to provide a competitive advantage, combining the knowledge of business technology. The course includes important topics related to IS, such as Foundations of IS, Data Analytics and Information Management, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Management and the types of IT Infrastructure used in organizations.
This core course focuses on levers for structuring, managing, and improving a firm’s recurring business operations processes to achieve competitive advantage in customer responsiveness, price, quality, and variety of products and services. Critical to effective management of operations is the ability to model decisions. Successful decision making requires the ability to structure complex problems, critically analyze options in a constantly changing world of work, and making the best decision given the information available. Students learn how to evaluate and apply analytical tools including optimization, simulation, and decision trees to examine and implement managerial decision models. Business applications include resource allocation, risk analysis and sequential decision-making through time.
Basic microeconomic principles used by firms, including supply and demand, elasticities, costs, productivity, pricing, market structure and competitive implications of alternative market structures. Market failures and government intervention. Public policy processes affecting business operations.
The financial management of an organization is critical to its long-term viability. In this course students are introduced to financial management concepts. Students will develop graduate level math skills and learn how financial analysis is used to make decisions. Topics covered include: ratio analysis, risk assessment, ROI, cost of capital, and the time value of money.
Human Resources, Performance Management and Organizational Behavior are critical to organizational performance. These three areas are triangulated in this course to help business managers and leaders understand and apply “talent” related concepts that support organizational goals. The changing role of the Human Resources function is examined in relation to organizational strategy, talent acquisition, developing and managing team member performance, and promoting a positive, results-oriented culture. Organizational Behavior theories and concepts are analyzed to increase understanding of individual and organizational behavior. Other essential topics covered include the role Human Resources and organizational leadership plays in promoting and supporting diversity, ethics in the workplace, and legal compliance related to complex employment issues.
In today’s workplace, organizational change is a constant. It is essential that leaders are intentional about how change is designed and implemented to maximize organizational potential while being attentive to individuals and teams within the environment. In addition to analyzing principles and practices of organizational change, students will develop implementable organizational change strategies applying an innovative mindset that ultimately enhances organizational performance.
In this course, students will analyze the opportunities and challenges facing organizations as they operate in international markets. The course will also address how to lead organizations, whether domestic or internationally-based, that involves different languages, societal norms, business practices, and legal, political and economic systems.
This course examines the nature and complexities of international business and the most important international organizations and agreements. It addresses the multiple dimensions that determine the international environment (political, economic, social-cultural, environmental, and legal) and fosters students to assess and the methods that can be used by business to effectively and ethically deal with these factors. The course provides an opportunity for in-depth review and analysis of the latest theories and practices related to international business, always keeping the focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making based on relevant research, information literacy, applied technology, integration, ethical and diversity concerns.
Project Management Essentials introduces and provides an overview to the fundamental elements of effective project management, including the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) five processes and ten knowledge areas. Tools, methodologies, and sample questions, exercises, quizzes, and assignments are included in the modules of this class. The reading materials required for this class include a significant amount of information, however, our goal is to expose you to all the areas of project management and not expect you to be advanced project manager learners at the end of the course. As such, material you read and research should be understood to the level that you are capable of thoroughly answering the discussion questions, quizzes/exercises, and written assignments.
The primary responsibility of marketing management is to create a mutually beneficial exchange between a company and its customers and to sustain that exchange in a competitive marketplace. This course provides the opportunity for an in-depth review and analysis of the latest theories from psychology and behavioral decision-making, economics and industrial organization, statistics and management science that make up the basis of any marketing strategy that drives this mutually beneficial exchange. Building on the foundational concepts of marketing, students gain increased knowledge on the evolving field of practice related to all areas of organizational marketing.
MGT699 is the final course in the 36-credit Master of Business Administration program. It is designed to have F-1 students demonstrate their understanding of western culture and American organizations while synthesizing business concepts and showcasing the knowledge they’ve gathered along their journey. Informed by their practical training experience in their program, students will recommend solutions to contemporary issues in their field and discipline.
This course provides practical learning experience and application for qualified graduate students and links to the 36-credit hour Master of Business Administration program learning outcomes. Students will submit updates of work performed and hours of work in the field. Also, students will explore contemporary issues in their field of study and specialized discipline to prepare for MGT699 Capstone.