Students will learn how to use leading business technology tools to analyze and resolve business problems in a laboratory setting. Students will learn how to utilize information systems to provide solutions that will be useful for managerial decision-making. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 1.
Students will examine methods for solving organizational problems using numerical data. Consideration is taken for the proper use of statistical research methods, with an understanding that people can be greatly affected by decisions made on the basis of such quantitative analysis. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 1.
Students learn to manage the marketing process in the context of the firm’s strategies and objectives. Topics include marketing organizational structures, analyzing marketing opportunities, selecting target markets, developing marketing strategies, planning marketing programs, budgeting the marketing program, and implementing and controlling the marketing effort. Students will also be introduced to economic principles that affect marketing decisions. Topics include creating and capturing value; analysis of industries, competitive structure and competitors; product differentiation; branding; pricing; promotion; and distribution. Throughout the course students will reflect on Biblical and ethical issues in marketing, and how they potentially affect the marketing management process. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course will examine the legal and regulatory environment of business including an overall survey of the legal system, torts, contracts, criminal law, employment and labor law, business organizations, administrative law, international law, as well as ethics and biblical principles and their relationship to and interaction with legal principles. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 2.
The objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to understand the complex accounting and financial data they will receive as operating managers. In particular, students will learn how to use the data as an effective management tool for coordinating managerial and organizational activities. Financial accounting, managerial accounting, and financial management are covered with consideration of international, economic, and legal issues. Students also consider the nature of numerical analysis as a description of reality, giving rise to ethical and other Biblical issues of interpretation. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course is a study of management methods, emphasizing practical solutions to real-world problems and introduction of sustainable competitive advantage. Students will learn to communicate effectively through the study of presentation concepts, including the use of computer presentation technology and the visual display of information. Production and operations management, organizational behavior, human resources management, global dimensions of business, and business policies will be introduced. The last portion of the course will explore views of power acquisition and use from sociological, psychological, and managerial perspectives, placing these in submission to the authority of Scripture. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This intensive course consists of a weekend session that is used to initiate the program. Students will learn the importance of highly productive teams in the modern innovative organization, and will experience how to build a productive team. This will be done through simulations, role-playing and brief case studies. The learning that takes place here will be used and amplified in the students’ future coursework. Another very important part of the weekend is the introduction of the MBA Mentor Program, along with the outstanding individuals who have been selected, and have chosen, to serve as mentors. The capstone of the weekend will be a worship and praise service. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Fee: $100. Credit(s): 1.
This course emphasizes the analysis of current and future practices and issues in the area of organizational finance through case studies and seminar presentations. Topics include short-term financing including venture funding, management of short-term assets and liabilities, capital structure, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, investment decisions, mergers and acquisitions, and international finance. Students will also learn to consider the effect of financial policy, on various stakeholders of the organization, from a Biblical perspective. Prerequisite(s): 516 or equivalent. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course examines the means for achieving control while exploring improvement alternatives. Topics such as financial statement analysis, budgeting, tax issues, restructuring, reengineering, and current topics in financial management are discussed. Learning focuses on the methods used by managers to guide employee actions in ways that are both financially and Biblically appropriate. Prerequisite(s): 516 or equivalent. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course is designed to provide students with an analytical framework to conduct (1) marketing planning and strategy, (2) market definition and measurement, and (3) the management and control of marketing programs. The primary objectives of this course are two-fold: (1) provide an environment where each student can develop the necessary professional skills for a successful career in marketing management; and (2) encourage analytic and strategic thinking about marketing programs. Using business-related tenets of economics, students will also learn how to apply economic principles to strategic decision-making, such as pricing and outsourcing. Prerequisite(s): 506 or equivalent. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
The study of processes and tools involved in the operating core of all organizations, whether product or service, for-profit or not-for-profit. Students will make extensive use of computerized statistical and mathematical tools to examine and solve operations problems. Newer trends in operations will be explored, including the use of Internet based solutions, work teams, quality philosophies, and Just-In-Time Inventory systems, etc. Appropriate and innovative use of techniques will be emphasized, within the Biblical principles of agape love and servanthood in the operations management process. Prerequisite(s): 501 or equivalent. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
Students will understand the role that digital technologies and statistical analysis play in the competitive advantage of a business. Includes discussion of the role of information systems in the overall strategy of a company. Students will work with the latest technologies and methods used for corporate decision-making in a laboratory environment and then apply the results to real-world situations. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
Within the context of Scripture, philosophical and ethical principles are identified, discussed, and applied to business problems and situations including the organization’s obligation to the individual and to society, and the individual’s responsibility to the organization. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course examines the historical and re-emerging role of business in world missions. Attention will be given to (1) the theology of work, business and “business as mission,” and (2) the practical issues related to creating and managing a business that advances the cause of Christ at home or abroad. Students will also develop and present to class their own ideas for a Business as Mission company. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course is designed to teach students how to create and manage change for productivity, through individual and group leadership. Students will study traditional and cutting-edge methods for initiating and supporting innovation in new and existing organizations, as well as pitfalls to avoid. The crucial role of leadership in the change process will be examined, and opportunities for experience in innovation and change will be made part of class time and assignments. Students will also study significant variables that influence organizations and individual effectiveness necessary for developing effective leadership in the contemporary workforce while examining the role of change from a Biblical perspective. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
Focuses on the techniques used to create and evaluate new concepts and new business opportunities. Students study the process of feasibility analysis of business ventures from the time of the generation of the concept through critical concept analysis, opportunity screening and pre-feasibility analysis, to the development of the written study. Students prepare a feasibility study as a term project and may use this study as the initial step in writing the Business Plan required in MBAD 635. Students will be integrating biblical values in the creation of an entrepreneurial enterprise. Prerequisite(s): 516 or equivalent. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
This course focuses on the techniques used to create and evaluate new concepts and business opportunities. Students study the process of feasibility analysis of business ventures from the time of concept generation through critical concept analysis, opportunity screening and pre-feasibility analysis, to the development of the written business plan. The Crowell School of Business will provide expert resources to critique and assist in the completion of a plan that is soon to be ready for evaluation by the marketplace. The goal is to prepare students for starting and running successful or emerging enterprises. Students will examine their own strengths and weaknesses to discover in what ways God has called them to be entrepreneurs. Prerequisite(s): 506 or equivalent and 516 or equivalent. Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.
Elective course in such topics as business as mission, electronic commerce, negotiation & conflict management for the change agent, practical leadership theory, and strategic hiring (how to hire and keep the best partners). Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Note(s): May be repeated once with a different topic. Credit(s): 3.
In-depth investigation of a topic under the guidance of the faculty. Credit(s): 1-3.
This course focuses on the requirements for sustaining competitive advantage through the entrepreneurial effort, both within existing businesses and where a new organizational entity is required. For this course, the innovative effort will be a project. Students will discover that all projects benefit from strategic thinking as they explore traditional versus radical forms of innovation and learn to consider the economic, legal, financial, human resource, and operational implications of project management. The role of change due to innovation in project management will be explored, as students explore the Biblical implications for both change agents and those organizational stakeholders who are impacted by the change. Prerequisite(s): 601, 602, 604, 605, 608, 609, 610, 620, 625, 633 (or 630 and 635). Restriction(s): M.B.A. students only. Credit(s): 3.