This course is a study of leadership principles and their application in business organizations. Students will explore leadership as a process involving leaders, followers and the situation. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindset.
MBAE 5302 Economics and the Free Market (8 Weeks)
The study of economic thought and action as it influences individual and market behavior. Included in the course is a study of how markets determine what is produced and what is allocated, analytical approaches to economic data for decision making, and a study of the impact on producers and consumers that monetary and fiscal policies play.
MBAE 5101 Seminar 1: Developing a Business Strategy (4 Weeks)
This seminar will cover topics of current interest or provide in-depth coverage of selected topics from the core course in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Students will gain firsthand awareness of the skills, knowledge and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs through in-depth discussions with practicing entrepreneurs and investors. Introduction to the expectations for the graduate program and business plan are specifically covered.
Second Semester (Spring)
MBAE 5303 Marketing Concepts and Strategies (8 Weeks)
This course focuses on the strategic development of new products in entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial ventures. Specifically, this will include idea generation and screening, business and environmental analysis, product development, test marketing, and commercialization from the perspective of the entrepreneur. These concepts will all be brought together by the students as they develop a strategic marketing plan with a recommended implementation.
MBAE 5304 Social Media Information Systems (8 Weeks)
This course utilizes social media and mobile technology as part of a business plan for modern companies. Emphasis will be placed on mobile application development, business page development on Facebook (or similar social network), business use of Twitter, web site development, and e-commerce.
MBAE 5305 Management of Small Business Enterprises (8 Weeks)
This course will cover topics of current interest pertaining to the management of small business. There will be in-depth coverage of selected topics in leadership, economics, and marketing with emphasis on completing these sections of the student’s specific business plan. Students will gain firsthand awareness of the management skills, knowledge and behaviors employed by successful entrepreneurs through in-depth discussions with practicing entrepreneurs and investors.
Third Semester (Summer)
MBAE 5306 Managerial Accounting (8 Weeks)
This course will enable students to use accounting applications as they relate to the corporate form of business. A special emphasis will be placed on the entrepreneurial/managerial role in accounting applications.
MBAE 5307 Financial Concepts and Processes (8 Weeks)
This course is designed for the student planning an entrepreneurial career rather than embarking upon a career in finance. The course will develop skills necessary to evaluate opportunities and manage resources. Financial tools and applications will be developed for evaluating new projects and products. Emphasis will be placed on stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, company valuation and efficient markets.
MBAE 5308 Financial Strategies (8 Weeks)
This course will cover topics of current interest pertaining to the financing of small business. There will be in-depth coverage of selected topics in accounting and finance with emphasis on completing these sections of the student’s specific business plan. Students will gain firsthand awareness of the financial skills, knowledge and behaviors employed by successful entrepreneurs through in-depth discussions with practicing entrepreneurs and investors.
Fourth Semester (Fall)
MBAE 5309 Strategic Human Resource Management (8 Weeks)
This course is a study of human resources management from a theoretical and practical view. Students will learn the essential HR functions, including legal requirements, recruiting, developing, and retaining human resources. Students will apply that knowledge in specific ways by creating original job descriptions, a staffing plan, and a compensation strategy for use in an entrepreneurial setting.
MBAE 5310 Strategic Management (8 Weeks)
This course is the capstone of the MBA program and incorporates all concepts taught in the curriculum. The course includes a study of strategies that successful businesses have employed and the methodology used for sound decision making. Research methodology incorporates the use of specific analysis of markets, industry competitive analysis, SWOT, financial analysis, etc. in order to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership decision making.
MBAE 5210 Formulating and Implementing Strategy (6 Weeks)
This course finalizes the assigned business plan project. Conducted under the supervision of the instructor, the MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership business plan should be a project that is both original and pertinent to current business theory and practice and the student's current, future, or desired professional responsibilities. The complete business plan will demonstrate the student's understanding of how conceptual knowledge or academic theory applies in a specific entrepreneurial context.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. -Matthew 6:33 (KJV)