Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA-508 Integrated Management (3 credits)

This course is interdisciplinary and organized around the Core Knowledge Areas emphasized in the MBA program. Students use discipline knowledge from the Core Knowledge Areas to integrate their prior learning and business experience and develop the cross-functional approach to business problem solving that is required for the 21st century. Through simulations, case studies, projects, and personal experience students connect knowing and doing and create a cohort and learning community that continues throughout the program.

MBA-509 Financial & Managerial Accounting Concepts (3 credits)

This course focuses on financial and managerial accounting. It includes a financial accounting case study and a managerial accounting report/presentation project to develop your financial acumen while applying your managerial best practices.

MBA-510 Assess Self, Organization& Opertng Envr (6 credits)

This course lays the foundation for the student as reflective practitioner: someoneb who uses her/his performance on the job for reflective learning that improves future performance. Students further develop their discipline knowledge from the Core Knowledge Areas and use it as a framework for guided, structured reflection. Students begin by assessing their impact as managers and leaders. They then extend the application of their discipline knowledge to the assessment of others, their organizations, and the operating environment to create value for customers and other stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): MGT-600 completed.

MBA-600 Integrated Management (3 credits)

This course is interdisciplinary and organized around the Core Knowledge Areas emphasized in the MBA program. Students use discipline knowledge from the Core Knowledge Areas to integrate their prior learning and business experience and develop the cross-functional approach to business problem solving that is required for the 21st century. Through simulations, case studies, projects, and personal experience students connect knowing and doing and create a cohort and learning community that continues throughout the program.

MBA-600A Online Orientation-New MBA Students (0 credits)

All incoming MBA students are required to complete an online technology orientation prior to the start of their first class. This orientation has been designed to introduce Alverno's technology, resources, and online tools so that students can be be successful in the program.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA program.

MBA-601 Assess Self, Organization& Opertng Envr (6 credits)

This course lays the foundation for the student as reflective practitioner: someoneb who uses her/his performance on the job for reflective learning that improves future performance. Students further develop their discipline knowledge from the Core Knowledge Areas and use it as a framework for guided, structured reflection. Students begin by assessing their impact as managers and leaders. They then extend the application of their discipline knowledge to the assessment of others, their organizations, and the operating environment to create value for customers and other stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): MGT-600 and MGT-600A completed. This class is offered as a hybrid learning class with on campus and online components.

MBA-609 Financial & Managerial Accounting Concepts (3 credits)

This course focuses on financial and managerial accounting. It includes a financial accounting case study and a managerial accounting report/presentation project to develop your financial acumen while applying your managerial best practices.

Prerequisite(s): MGT-600A completed or concurrent.

MBA-610 Assess Self, Organization& Opertng Envr (6 credits)

This course lays the foundation for the student as reflective practitioner: someoneb who uses her/his performance on the job for reflective learning that improves future performance. Students further develop their discipline knowledge from the Core Knowledge Areas and use it as a framework for guided, structured reflection. Students begin by assessing their impact as managers and leaders. They then extend the application of their discipline knowledge to the assessment of others, their organizations, and the operating environment to create value for customers and other stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): MGT/MBA-600 and MGT/MBA-600A completed.

MBA-620 Operations Management (3 credits)

Students focus on their ability to effectively manage processes, relationships, and organizational resources to enhance organizational capability, results, and agility. With a focus on process management, customers and continuous improvement as central themes, students use a variety of analytic frameworks, best practices, and discipline content from Core Knowledge Areas as tools for understanding the complex issues managers face and developing the organizational processes, relationships, and resources needed to address them.

Prerequisite(s): MGT/MBA-610 completed.

MBA-630 Leadership Through Innovation & Change (6 credits)

Students expand their discipline knowledge in the Core Knowledge Areas to create business models that are responsive to the diversity and global nature of today's business. Students participate in global, wordly, multicultural, and interdisciplinary experiences that foster the development of the new attitudes, mindsets, and values required of today's manager-leaders. Students view their work and workplaces through the lens of other cultures and peoples. The course provides a unique foundation for managing and developing people as well as understanding the more macro forces that shape the context of business in the 21st century.

Prerequisite(s): MGT/MBA-620 completed.

MBA-650D Intro to Project Management (3 credits)

The purpose of this online course is to introduce students to Project Management and its principles in a contemporary project environment. It aims to introduce students to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and in the PMBOK Guide. The course reviews the general stages of a project and describes how the stages interrelate. Basic concepts and tools of project management, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis, and risk management, are introduced. The elements of project management critical to the success of a project also are identified and explained. At the end of this course, students should be able to develop, execute, and control a project for supporting business objectives linked to measures of success.

Prerequisite(s): MGT/MBA-600 completed.

MBA-650E Grant Writing (3 credits)

In this class students will learn how to use data to propose grants for the ongoing work of organizations or initiatives. Students will engage with a variety of perspectives and methods regarding grants and grant writing. They will learn the skills associated with grant writing and fund development requests. As a part of the class, students will write a grant associated with a community agency or project.

Prerequisite(s): MGT/MBA-600 completed.

MBA-650I Building External Relationships (3 credits)

This course will focus on the professional skills and traits necessary to identify, initiate, and improve working externally focused relationships, as well as how to deepen and maintain them in a way that is mutually beneficial to both yourself and the other party. Specific topics covered will include leadership styles and their impact on professional relationships, leveraging active listening to improve communication, understanding of power dynamics and influence, ethical decision making, and conflict management.

Prerequisite(s): Fall 2021: The course will be offered fully online. Further details will be available in Moodle.