It's time for your career to evolve.
Utica College's blended, on-campus or online MBA courses are designed to meet the needs of today's business organizations. Whether you're earning your business degree online or in a blended format, all MBA courses within the curriculum provide you with rich, modern content that can help you build the business career you want right now.
Your program will begin with our business core – ten courses, strategically developed for intense focus and application. After completion of the core, you will select four graduate-level elective courses for your area of specialization. You may choose a Utica College developed specialization, completing all four courses in a specific area of business, or you may opt for a general selection of graduate-level electives.
In total, the program includes 30 credit hours of graduate courses: 15 hours in our business core, 12 in your chosen specialization, and 3 credit hours in performance-driven capstone courses. Your capstone will consist of real business application projects conducted with a real-world company.
BUS 611 – Principles and Practices of Leadership I (1.5 Credits)
Introduction to foundational HR, OD and ethical concepts of leadership; theoretical and technical business knowledge; modern ethical leadership in today's business organization. This course is the companion course to BUS 612.
BUS 612 – Principles and Practices of Leadership II (1.5 Credits)
Building on HR, OD and ethical concepts of leadership, explores case study analysis of real-world leadership challenges and issues. Semester project: develop "philosophy of leadership" and career mission statement. This course is the companion course to BUS 611.
BUS 621 – Financial Fluency I (1.5 Credits)
Exploring accounting and finance concepts, examines how to interpret and apply financial data in daily business decision-making. Topics include using accounting and financial data to address cost structure, budgeting and forecasting, performance and profitability. Prior knowledge of basic principles of accounting and finance, and functional knowledge of Excel are required. This course is the companion course to BUS 622.
BUS 622 – Financial Fluency II (1.5 Credits)
Examination of cost structure, budgeting and forecasting, performance and profitability within the context of business decision-making, using an 8-week business simulation. Prior knowledge of basic principles of accounting and finance, and functional knowledge of Excel are required. This course is the companion course to BUS 621.
BUS 631 – Data-driven Decision-making I (1.5 Credits)
Establishes critical thinking and problem analysis skills to executive decision-making. Addresses the use and analysis of quantitative data. Prior knowledge of introductory statistics and functional use of Excel are required. This is the companion course to BUS 632.
BUS 632 – Data-driven Decision-making II (1.5 Credits)
Delve deeper into critical thinking and problem analysis for executive decision-making and data-context relevance. Addresses the use and analysis of qualitative data. Functional use of Excel is required. This is the companion course to BUS 631.
BUS 641 – The Global Consumer, Markets and Logistics I (1.5 Credits)
Examine the supply of goods and services as impacted by evolving online commerce. Explore theories and concepts related to global e-commerce, supply chain management, and changing dynamics of markets, drawn from macroeconomic concepts. This is the companion course to BUS 642.
BUS 642 – The Global Consumer, Markets and Logistics II (1.5 Credits)
Analyze the supply of goods and services as impacted by evolving online commerce. Utilize theories and concepts covered in BUS 641 to examine real world business scenarios. This is the companion course to BUS 641.
BUS 651 – Strategy I (1.5 Credits)
Draw on newly gained knowledge and skills to explore theories of strategic analysis, formulation, and implementation. This "capstone" course is built on the foundation of the other four MBA business core courses, which must be completed in advance of BUS 651. This is the companion course to BUS 652.
BUS 652 – Strategy II (1.5 Credits)
Utilize integrative, progressive business simulation that enables knowledge application in the context of a real business and complex world. This "capstone" course is built on the foundation of the other four MBA business core courses, which must be completed in advance of BUS 651. This is the companion course to BUS 652.
Your specialization will consist of 4 graduate-level elective courses. You may choose a Utica College developed specialization, completing all four courses in that specific area of business, or you may opt for a general selection of graduate-level course electives. Having a specialization can ensure your business degree online stands out from others within the market.
Finance and Accounting
ACC 601 – Seminar in Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)
Examine managerial accounting, decision and control models to understand planning and control under conditions of uncertainty. Explore contemporary issues in cost management.
ACC 605 – Financial Reporting and Analysis (3 Credits)
Analyze and interpret the information in financial statements. Topics may include analyzing the firm's financial performance and accounting methods, forecasting the firm's future pro-forma financial statements, and estimating the intrinsic value of the firm.
ECN 610 – Managerial Economics (3 Credits)
Analyze economic forces and how they relate to profitability and growth of a firm and to economic thinking. Address principles of microeconomics, and how they apply to managerial decision-making.
FIN 601 – Advanced Financial Management (3 Credits)
Understand corporate financial analysis, working capital management, and capital budgeting issues. Learn the financial models and tools used to inform management about the long-term viability of the firm and to identify financial fraud.
CYB 606 – Cyberspace and Cybersecurity (3 credit hours)
This course provides a foundational view of cybersecurity, with a high level overview of the technical, operational, ethical, and legal issues associated with the topic.
CYB 610 – Cyber Intelligence (3 credit hours)
Explore the history and evolution of cyber intelligence, covering areas that include passive and active measures, principles and processes, ethics, and evaluation of successes and failures.
CYB 633 – Critical National Infrastructures and National Security (3 credit hours)
Examine America's critical infrastructures and issues pertaining to safeguarding against and managing cyber-threat. Analyze key asset identification, threats vulnerabilities, and technologies to support planning, mitigation, response, recovery, and prediction.
CYB 673 – Principles of Cybercrime Investigations (3 credit hours)
Learn the technical aspects of computer cybercrime investigations. Analyze the different types of attacks used by terrorists and criminals against our computers, and understand corresponding defense strategies.
CYB 680 – Cyberspace Law, Public Policy, and Politics (3 Credits)
Examine the Constitution, law, public policy, surveillance, privacy, crime, law enforcement, and punishment related to actions in cyberspace.
CYB 681 – The Law and Ethics of Cyber Espionage (3 Credits)
Review United States laws governing cyber espionage activities, major known incidents, strategies and motivations, geopolitics, and corporate/industrial espionage.
CYB 682 – Cyber War, and Deterrence (3 Credits)
Study definitions of warfare, strategies and objectives, the developing roles of cyber in warfare and deterrence, key United States and other nation's policy documents, and protecting national critical infrastructures.
CYB 688 – International Aspects of Cyber Policy (3 Credits)
Examine developing and evolving international law, diplomacy, international cooperation, non-cooperation, international organizations, alternatives for Internet governance, the European Convention on Cybercrime, the Tallinn Manual, and the principle of national responsibility.
DSC 501 – Introduction to Data Science (3 Credits)
Introduces students to important data science goals and objectives that inform data collection and analysis techniques. Students will also embark on developing an understanding of how appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods, data collection techniques, and software help data scientists interpret and apply research findings to help solve real world problems using private and proprietary data sources, as well as publicly available ones. Finally, this course helps students develop advanced critical thinking of research ethics and social responsibilities, as they relate to management and decision sciences.
DSC 607 – Data Mining (3 Credits)
Provides an overview of statistical modeling that involves multivariate analysis. Students explore approaches that aim to explain both continuous and discrete outcome variables, through ordinarily least squares regression and logistic regression, respectively. Dimensional analysis techniques such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis are also examined.
DSC 609 – Machine Learning (3 Credits)
Students will learn the definitions and applications of secondary data as they relate to primary data, data analytics and data science, particularly in the context of social media. Students will learn and investigate diverse forms of digital social media for their utility in capturing and allowing the analysis of primary and secondary data in a variety of data science contexts, including social science, business, marketing, pop culture, policy, infrastructure, government, and educational queries.
DSC 611 – Data Visualization (3 Credits)
Learn to design, administer, and analyze results from survey research. Understand common problems in survey research, knowledge of alternative modes of administration, pre-testing methods, sampling techniques, and questionnaire construction.
BUS 517 – Fundamental Models and Concepts (3 Credits)
Introduces domestic and global digital media platforms that have evolved over the last 30 years. The course offers context and examines one of the most disruptive periods in media history, and connects the thinking to current and not-yet-established media models.
BUS 627 – Audiences/Markets and Analysis (3 Credits)
Provides a multi-tier approach to audience/market analysis, including a deeper examination into the rise of niche media products and an introduction to data-driven methods in order to recognize changes in in the contemporary business climate. Top-down, deliberate theories that once applied to the development of audiences/markets are now replaced by real-time shifts that must be evaluated and capitalized upon immediately in order to realize success.
BUS 637 – Revenue Diversification and Model Creation (3 Credits)
Students gain an understanding of the importance of multiple revenue streams in order to establish a sound and successful strategy for an existing or emerging product or organization. Since technology will continue to alter the means of income generation as smaller and diverse payment methods continue to evolve, companies must adapt to changing markets and realize opportunities for success on the local and global stages through data-driven assessment and application.
BUS 647 – Product/Organizational Development (3 Credits)
Apply thinking from the other three courses in the specialization or from their industry-specific experience as it serves as an accelerator environment for either a student or a team’s product, service, or organization.
Health Care Management Course Descriptions
HCA 527 – Health Care Ethical and Legal Issues (3 credits)
Explore the challenges of patient-centered care and the related complex ethical and legal issues, mandates and best practices. Analysis of case studies and resolution implications are explored.
HCA 531 – Leadership in Marketing and Strategic Planning (3 credits)
The course applies the use of design, development, and evaluation methodology to analyze strategic planning processes. Development and execution of marketing plans integral to branding and promotion are explored.
HCA 614 – Quality Management and Performance: Improvement in Evidence Based Health Care (3 credits)
Focused on “world class” performance systems and processes in Health Care, the class will explore the best practice methods of performance improvement.
HCA 616 – Organization Development and Change (3 credits)
Learn the consultant tools and methods used by current/perspective managers, administrators, and consultants to support organizational development and change.
HCA 627 – Health Informatics (3 credits)
Understand the assessment, planning, and implementation of information technology projects used in current operations and decision-making within health care organizations.
Insurance & Risk Management
RMI 610 – Insurance and Risk Management for Today's Professional (3 Credits)
Become familiar with the different types of non-speculative risks faced by businesses and individuals, including how to identify, measure, control and mitigate those risks.
RMI 620 – Property & Casualty Risk Management for Business and Individuals (3 Credits)
Explore P/C insurance and risk management issues for both commercial concerns and the individual or family. Analyze, compare, and contrast P/C issues of businesses and individuals.
RMI 630 – Insuring and Managing Risk for the Person (3 Credits)
Explore the many risk management and insurance issues individuals must deal with in today's world. Life and health insurance, disability income insurance, retirement, investment, and financial planning are covered.
RMI 640 – Managing Risk Across the Enterprise (3 Credits)
Deep dive into Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), the process firms use to identify, measure, manage, and disclose the key risks. Explore the theory and process of identifying risks and their impact on an organization.
BUS 679 – MBA Project Proposal (1.5 credits)
A 'capstone' course for all MBA specializations. The project proposal and execution are designed to allow the student to integrate and apply what they have learned in their MBA program to a meaningful business project. Prerequisite: BUS 652 and permission of the department.
BUS 689 – MBA Project Execution (1.5 credits)
A 'capstone' course for all MBA specializations. The project proposal and execution are designed to allow the student to integrate and apply what they have learned in their MBA program to a meaningful business project. Prerequisite: BUS 679.
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