Graduate Management Studies

Executive Option

Core Knowledge in Key Business Disciplines - 18 credits

The core knowledge courses cover the basic functional areas in business. While covering the basic issues in each functional area, each of these courses has a strong emphasis on the global environment. The purpose of the core knowledge courses is to develop analytical competencies, and to relate the specific-skills set associated with the functional areas of business management: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.

These courses ensure a common body of knowledge, which provide students with a rigorous exposure to the theoretical concepts, analytical techniques, and competencies essential to understanding business and organizational processes in the global environment.

The core knowledge courses are:

ACCT 5010 Accounting for Managers 3 credits
ECO 5020 Managerial Economics 3 credits
FIN 5300 Business Finance 3 credits
MGS 5010 Strategic Management 3 credits
MGS 5110 Quantitative Methods in Management Science* 3 credits
MKT 5400 Marketing Management 3 credits

* PA 5031 Quantitative Methods for Public Management may be substituted for MGS 5110

Advanced Knowledge in Global Management - 18 credits

These courses are designed to build on the strong foundation of the core knowledge courses. While the core knowledge courses provide the student with a strong base of theories and tools in the various functional areas of business, the advanced knowledge courses are designed to develop the understanding how these theories and tools can be applied in the global business environment.

GMBA 5065 Global Marketing Strategy 3 credits
GMBA 5075 International Management 3 credits
GMBA 5660 Ethical and Legal Issues in Operating Globally 3 credits
GMBA 5680 Management and Leadership in the Global Environment   3 credits
GMBA 5785 Advanced Seminar in Cross-Cultural Management Issues   3 credits
GMBA 5885 Strategic Management of Global Information Systems 3 credits

Global Experience - 6 credits

GMBA 5710 Global Business Travel/Learn 3 credits
GMBA 5790 Cultural Immersion Program

3 credits


* These courses can be used in each area of specialization.

Specialized Area - 9 credits

The students are required to take 9 credits in a business area in which they would like to gain profound knowledge. The following are the specialization areas and courses available. Additional specialization areas can be offered, if desired. Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor.

Management (choose 3 courses)

MGS 5030 Management in Human Resources 3 credits
MGS 5035
Management and Labor Relations in the Global Environment
3 credits
MGS 5040 Introduction to E-Business 3 credits
MGS 5120 Supply Chain Management 3 credits

Accounting (choose 3 courses)

ACCT 5140 Managerial and Cost Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 5190 Law, Ethics and the Professional Accounting Practices 3 credits
ACCT 5250 International Accounting and Taxation 3 credits
ACCT 5280 Accounting and Business Strategy 3 credits

Finance (choose 3 courses)

GMBA 5350 Multinational Financial Management 3 credits
GMBA 5360 Foreign Exchange Markets and Financial Institutions 3 credits
GMBA 5370 Global Investment Analysis 3 credits

Information Management (choose 3 courses)

GMBA 5510 Business Process Innovation & Management 3 credits
GMBA 5520 Global e-Business Strategies    3 credits
GMBA 5530 Enterprise-wide Resource Management 3 credits
GMBA 5540 Knowledge Management in the Global Environment 3 credits
GMBA 5550 Seminar - Special topics in Information Management 3 credits

Marketing (choose 3 courses)

MKT 5410 Marketing Research 3 credits
MKT 5420 Consumer Behavior 3 credits
MKT 5430 Services Marketing 3 credits
MKT 5450 Internet Marketing 3 credits


Global Business Simulation - 3 Credits

This is an integrative course required of all students in their final semester. The course is based on a global business simulation game. The students work in groups and integrate all the knowledge they acquired by making decisions in a simulated global environment in all functional areas. The students compete in a global business game with participants from all over the globe.

GMBA 5900 Global Business Simulation 3 credits