Our core classes provide the foundation for advanced study and the fundamental business knowledge that students will use throughout their career, regardless of future job title or function. Core courses must be completed by all students, make up 21 of the total required credits, and are available on-campus and online.

GB 6010 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKERS

A study of interpretation and the use of accounting data for management planning, decision making and control. Topics include product costing, cost allocation, budgeting, variance analysis and performance evaluation methods.

Prerequisites: None for students who enter the program having taken at least one undergraduate accounting course (with a grade of C or higher). Students who do not meet this criteria must complete GB 5020 or an equivalent competency course before starting GB 6010. Format: Full term, on campus or online.

GB 6030 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Examine the fundamental principles of corporate financial management and capital markets. Topics include asset pricing methods, risk management, equity financing, debt financing, dividend policy and the relationship of finance with other functions within the firm, including practical and theoretical methods of financial analysis as part of a system of management decision.

Prerequisites: None for students who enter the program having taken at least one undergraduate finance course (with a grade of C or higher). Students who do not meet this criteria must complete GB 5030 or an equivalent competency course before starting GB 6030. Format: Full term, on campus or online.

GB 6040 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

A study of business-to-business buyer behavior, marketing segmentation and selection, product planning, pricing, distribution, promotion, buyer-seller interaction, negotiations, competitive bidding, and ethical issues. In addition, social media will be reviewed in the context of business enterprise sustainability.

Prerequisites: None for students who enter the program having taken at least one undergraduate marketing course (with a grade of C or higher). Students who do not meet this criteria must complete an equivalent competency course before starting GB 6040. Format: Full term, on campus or online or accelerated online.

GB 6065 Organizational dynamics

Management of individual and team behavior in complex work organizations. Studies in effective change management.

Prerequisites: None for students who enter the program having taken at least one undergraduate management or human resources course (with a grade of C or higher). Students who do not meet this criteria must complete an equivalent competency course before starting GB 9905. Format: Full term, on campus or online.

GB 6070 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

A study of the theory and practices of the operations function and its application to productivity in the business functions. Focus is on the quantitative techniques for problem-solving and decision-making in a variety of strategic and tactical areas of operations management, including total quality management; process design and control, capacity planning, location strategy, materials requirement planning, inventory control, and project management.

Prerequisites: None for students who enter the program having taken at least one undergraduate operations or management course (with a grade of C or higher). Students who do not meet this criteria must complete an equivalent competency course before starting GB 6070. Format: Full term, on campus or online or accelerated online.

GB 6110 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 

This course explores the integration of the functional areas of business at the corporate level. Heavy emphasis is on environmental analysis, goal setting, assessing core competencies, choosing a strategic direction, and organizational implementation and control in the context of a respective business operation. Note: Students in the accounting specialization are not required to take this core course.

Prerequisites: All foundational core courses (GB 6010, GB 6030, GB 6040, GB 6070 and GB 6065). In addition, students who have not taken undergraduate courses in economics, statistics, business law, global business and business ethics (with a grade of C or higher) must complete an equivalent competency course before starting GB 6110. Format: Full term, on campus, online or hybrid.

GB 7110 EXECUTIVE CAPSTONE SEMINAR

Critical analysis of case studies in strategic management with an emphasis on integrative decision-making. Focuses on strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation and control in today's organization.

Prerequisites: All foundational core courses (GB 6010, GB 6030, GB 6040, GB 6070 and GB 6065) as well as GB 6110. Accounting students not required to take GB 6110 who have not completed undergraduate courses in economics, statistics, business law, global business and business ethics (with a grade of C or higher) must complete an equivalent competency course before starting GB 7110. Format: Full term, online only.