Master of Business Administration (MBA) Courses

The Carson-Newman MBA program is designed for you to achieve these goals:

    • Advance your understanding of the functional areas of business law, accounting/finance, information systems, quantitative methods, organizational behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, managerial economics and strategic management
    • Develop analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Apply principles of management, accountability and technology within a business organization

 


 

You can choose the traditional MBA or any of our five specializations. 

  • Traditional MBA Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    MGT 540 - Organizational Behavior

  • MBA with Operations Management Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    BAD 565 - Business Modeling
    MGT 535 - Operations Management
    MGT 575 - Project Management

  • MBA in Nonprofit Leadership

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    ASJ 510 - Social Entrepreneurship I: Building Just and Sustainable Communities
    ASJ 530 - Global Poverty and Social Change or ASJ 540 - Rural Communities in Global Perspectives
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture

    Semester 4
    One (1) additional course from MBA core:

    • FIN 510, Advanced Corporate Finance, 3 hours
    • MGT 530, Leadership Development, 3 hours
    • MKT 540, Social Media Marketing, 3 hours
    • MGT 535, Operations Management, 3 hours
    • MGT 540, Organizational Behavior, 3 hours
    • MGT 550, Strategic Management, 3 hours

     

  • MBA with Human Resources Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    HRM 510 - Human Resource Management
    HRM 520 - Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Competitive Advantages
    HRM 530 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Law & Management

  • MBA in Leadership Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    MGT 530 - Leadership Development
    MGT 535 - Operations Management
    MGT 540 - Organizational Behavior

  • MBA in Marketing Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 -- Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    MKT 530 - Brand Management
    MKT 540 - Social Media Management
    MKT 550 - Marketing Analysis

  • MBA in Management Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    BAD 565 - Business Modeling
    MGT 535 - Operations Management
    MGT 575 - Project Management

  • MBA in Sports Management Courses

    Semester 1
    MGT 525 - Leadership
    ACCT 510 - Accounting and Financial Management
    ECON 530 - Managerial Economics

    Semester 2
    BAD 570 - Business Law and Ethics
    BAD 560 - Quantitative Method for Managers
    MKT 520 - Strategic Marketing Management

    Semester 3
    FIN 510 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    MGT 590 - Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture
    MGT 550 - Strategic Management

    Semester 4
    SMGT 510 - Contemporary Issues in Sport Management
    SMGT 520 - Sport Psychology
    MKT 530 - Brand Management

Course Descriptions

  • ACCT 510 Accounting and Financial Management, 3 hours
    ACCT 510 Accounting and Financial Management, 3 hours
    This course is a study of the foundations and applications of accounting and financial management principles, tools, and techniques used by accounting and other managers to make informed business decisions. Aspects of financial and managerial accountin...

    This course is a study of the foundations and applications of accounting and financial management principles, tools, and techniques used by accounting and other managers to make informed business decisions. Aspects of financial and managerial accounting, both useful and necessary in making productive financial decisions, are incorporated into this course. Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and 202 or instructor approval.

  • ACCT 564 Accounting Internship
    ACCT 564 Accounting Internship
    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial accounting. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The intern...

    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial accounting. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The internship is coordinated and agreed upon by the student and the local business site coordinator with approval from the MBA Program Director. Course assignments throughout the term define the employment relationship, specify and discuss relevant learning outcomes, and assist students in their academic, career, and professional preparedness.

  • BAD 560 Quantitative Methods for Managers, 3 hours
    BAD 560 Quantitative Methods for Managers, 3 hours
    An introduction to statistical methods useful for analyzing data, with specific applications to problems of business and economics. Topics will include: uncertainty and risk management, estimation and forecasting, optimization, and the logic of statist...

    An introduction to statistical methods useful for analyzing data, with specific applications to problems of business and economics. Topics will include: uncertainty and risk management, estimation and forecasting, optimization, and the logic of statistical inference. Students will apply statistical methodology to problems in economics, marketing, financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, and applied operational methods. Prerequisites: Undergraduate business or general statistics course (MATH 201) or instructor approval.

  • BAD 565 Business Modeling, 3 hours
    BAD 565 Business Modeling, 3 hours
    This course covers the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for managerial decision making. Various techniques for analytical modeling, such as forecasting, optimization, simulation, decision analysis, and classification are ...

    This course covers the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for managerial decision making. Various techniques for analytical modeling, such as forecasting, optimization, simulation, decision analysis, and classification are examined. This course helps students understand complex business models implemented in decision support systems that cover applications in strategic planning, financial management, operations/project management, and marketing research.

  • BAD 570 Business Law and Organizational Ethics, 3 hours
    BAD 570 Business Law and Organizational Ethics, 3 hours
    To be successful, managers and entrepreneurs must have an understanding of how to navigate the legal environment in which they operate their business. This course examines the U.S. legal system and how a number of critical legal concepts impact busines...

    To be successful, managers and entrepreneurs must have an understanding of how to navigate the legal environment in which they operate their business. This course examines the U.S. legal system and how a number of critical legal concepts impact business agreements, interactions, and relationships. Additionally, this course will explore common moral dilemmas faced by managers and how successful business leaders make ethical, faith-based decisions when challenged.

  • ECON 530 Managerial Economics, 3 hours
    ECON 530 Managerial Economics, 3 hours
    This course explores the use of economic analysis in managerial decisions. Topics include consumer choice, demand, production and cost functions, the effect of market structure on strategic decisions, pricing, and non-price concepts in managerial decis...

    This course explores the use of economic analysis in managerial decisions. Topics include consumer choice, demand, production and cost functions, the effect of market structure on strategic decisions, pricing, and non-price concepts in managerial decision making. Cases and problems are used to understand economic tools and their potential for solving real-world problems. Prerequisites: ECON 210 and 220 or instructor approval.

  • FIN 510 Advanced Corporate Finance, 3 hours
    FIN 510 Advanced Corporate Finance, 3 hours
    An examination of the finance function in business organizations, including managing cash flow, capital budgeting, break even analysis, capital structure, risk and return, and working capital management.

    An examination of the finance function in business organizations, including managing cash flow, capital budgeting, break even analysis, capital structure, risk and return, and working capital management.

  • FIN 564 Finance Internship
    FIN 564 Finance Internship
    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial finance. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The internshi...

    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial finance. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The internship is coordinated and agreed upon by the student and the local business site coordinator with approval from the MBA Program Director. Course assignments throughout the term define the employment relationship, specify and discuss relevant learning outcomes, and assist students in their academic, career, and professional preparedness.

  • HRM 510 Human Resource Management, 3 hours
    HRM 510 Human Resource Management, 3 hours
    This course provides a comprehensive view of Human Resource Management in 21st Century organizations. The course includes traditional activities of HRM, such as workforce assessments, job analysis, appraisals, employee motivation, turnover, recruitment...
    This course provides a comprehensive view of Human Resource Management in 21st Century organizations. The course includes traditional activities of HRM, such as workforce assessments, job analysis, appraisals, employee motivation, turnover, recruitment, retention, career development, and employee safety. However, the course goes beyond these topics to discuss the many more issues facing HRM in the 21st century. The role of HR director/manager has become much more than managing personnel; it encompasses overcoming the unique challenges posed by outsourcing, profitability, ethical and social responsibility, aligning HR activities with strategy and mission, technological changes, diversity, and developing human capital to maximize organizational success.
  • HRM 520 Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Competitive Advantages, 3 hours
    HRM 520 Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Competitive Advantages, 3 hours
    Successful students will develop an understanding of the most recent theories in strategic human resource management, and how, through strategic initiatives, firms build competitive advantages using human resource development
    Successful students will develop an understanding of the most recent theories in strategic human resource management, and how, through strategic initiatives, firms build competitive advantages using human resource development. Using case studies and textual readings, students will understand the vital connection between various HR functions, and activities and achieving organizational strategic goals. Prerequisite: HRM 510
  • HRM 530 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Law & Management, 3 hours
    HRM 530 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Law & Management, 3 hours
    A practical approach designed for the general manager that provides a knowledge base in contemporary human resource topics, as well as an in-depth analysis of important current issues in the field
    A practical approach designed for the general manager that provides a knowledge base in contemporary human resource topics, as well as an in-depth analysis of important current issues in the field. Through text readings and case studies students research, synthesize, and integrate theory with application and evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s human resources. Prerequisite: HRM 520
  • MGT 525 Leadership, 3 hours
    MGT 525 Leadership, 3 hours
    Students will be equipped with a solid understanding of leadership theory and critical skills necessary in leading an organization in the 21st century. This course will explore the latest thinking in leadership theory combined with contemporary practic...

    Students will be equipped with a solid understanding of leadership theory and critical skills necessary in leading an organization in the 21st century. This course will explore the latest thinking in leadership theory combined with contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

  • MGT 535 Operations Management, 3 hours
    MGT 535 Operations Management, 3 hours
    The student explores the management of the efficient transformation of inputs, to outputs, to suitably satisfy customers. Inputs are materials, labor, capital and management. Outputs are products or services which customers want. The focus of discussio...

    The student explores the management of the efficient transformation of inputs, to outputs, to suitably satisfy customers. Inputs are materials, labor, capital and management. Outputs are products or services which customers want. The focus of discussions varies from strategical to daily control of business processes.

  • MGT 530 Leadership Development, 3 hours
    MGT 530 Leadership Development, 3 hours
    Intentional professional development and career planning is essential for success and satisfaction in most business-related careers. In today’s businesses, personal branding and professionalism is especially important. This course is focused on e...

    Intentional professional development and career planning is essential for success and satisfaction in most business-related careers. In today’s businesses, personal branding and professionalism is especially important. This course is focused on ensuring that each business graduate students will have a clear understanding of how to intentionally manage their career and will be well equipped to success, grow in their career, and have the impact they choose.

  • MGT 540 Organizational Behavior, 3 hours
    MGT 540 Organizational Behavior, 3 hours
    An exploration of how individuals function in highly organized social systems with an emphasis on perception, motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, influence, and training. This course will provide a foundation of fundamental skills for understandi...

    An exploration of how individuals function in highly organized social systems with an emphasis on perception, motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, influence, and training. This course will provide a foundation of fundamental skills for understanding and managing organizational behavior and human aspects of work organizations while emphasizing managing for quality and results. Prerequisites: MGT 306 or instructor approval.

  • MGT 550 Strategic Management, 3 hours
    MGT 550 Strategic Management, 3 hours
    Students will examine strategic processes that influence the direction of an organization, including defining an enterprise’s mission and objectives, understanding competitive forces and industry dynamics, and analyzing aspects of competitive adv...

    Students will examine strategic processes that influence the direction of an organization, including defining an enterprise’s mission and objectives, understanding competitive forces and industry dynamics, and analyzing aspects of competitive advantage. It will explore matching organizational strengths with environmental opportunities and developing strategies and policies to help achieve the organization’s mission. Prerequisites: MGT 408 or instructor approval.

  • MGT 564 Management Internship
    MGT 564 Management Internship
    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial management. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The intern...

    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial management. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The internship is coordinated and agreed upon by the student and the local business site coordinator with approval from the MBA Program Director. Course assignments throughout the term define the employment relationship, specify and discuss relevant learning outcomes, and assist students in their academic, career, and professional preparedness.

  • MGT 590 Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture, 3 hours
    MGT 590 Entrepreneurship: New Business Venture, 3 hours
    This course introduces advanced concepts in the design and operation of a new business venture. Topics covered include new venture funding, market analysis, preparation of pro-forma financial statements, and the writing of a business plan. Prerequisite...

    This course introduces advanced concepts in the design and operation of a new business venture. Topics covered include new venture funding, market analysis, preparation of pro-forma financial statements, and the writing of a business plan. Prerequisites: MGT 410 or instructor approval.

  • MKT 520 Strategic Marketing Management, 3 hours
    MKT 520 Strategic Marketing Management, 3 hours
    This course will provide MBA students with a working knowledge of the steps involved in the analytical and decision-making processes involved in formulating, implementing and controlling a strategic marketing program for a product market entry. The cou...

    This course will provide MBA students with a working knowledge of the steps involved in the analytical and decision-making processes involved in formulating, implementing and controlling a strategic marketing program for a product market entry. The course covers topics such as 1)relationships among corporate, business level and tactical strategies, 2) relationships between marketing strategy and the internal/external operating environments of an organization, and 3) relationships between marketing and other functional areas of the organization. Prerequisites: MGT 308, MKT 300, or instructor approval.

  • MKT 530 Brand Management, 3 hours
    MKT 530 Brand Management, 3 hours
    Building and effectively maintaining brand equity is among the top priorities of high performing companies. Effective brand-building and brand management drive superior financial results, consumer loyalty, and competitive insulation. This course provid...

    Building and effectively maintaining brand equity is among the top priorities of high performing companies. Effective brand-building and brand management drive superior financial results, consumer loyalty, and competitive insulation. This course provides students with insights into how profitable brand strategies can be created and the implications for brand management professionals. The class blends marketing theory and practice to provide prospective corporate marketing and the brand management function.

  • MKT 540 Social Media Management, 3 hours
    MKT 540 Social Media Management, 3 hours
    Social media is an integral component of successful marketing strategies. In this course, students will develop social media best practices and the skills to connect business objectives with social media strategy.

    Social media is an integral component of successful marketing strategies. In this course, students will develop social media best practices and the skills to connect business objectives with social media strategy.

  • MKT 550 Marketing Analytics, 3 hours
    MKT 550 Marketing Analytics, 3 hours
    Marketing analytics is a blend of both an art and a science to discover and understand patterns in a company’s marketing data to predict, evaluate, and improve advertising and promotion performance.

    Marketing analytics is a blend of both an art and a science to discover and understand patterns in a company’s marketing data to predict, evaluate, and improve advertising and promotion performance.

  • MKT 564 Marketing Internship
    MKT 564 Marketing Internship
    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial marketing. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The interns...

    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial marketing. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The internship is coordinated and agreed upon by the student and the local business site coordinator with approval from the MBA Program Director. Course assignments throughout the term define the employment relationship, specify and discuss relevant learning outcomes, and assist students in their academic, career, and professional preparedness.

  • SMGT 510 Contemporary Issues in Sports, 3 hours
    SMGT 510 Contemporary Issues in Sports, 3 hours
    This course will provide students with a spectrum of the issues and management structures in the world of spots. An in-depth study will occur on how these trends are changing the practices and viewpoints on how sport management is impacting society.

    This course will provide students with a spectrum of the issues and management structures in the world of spots. An in-depth study will occur on how these trends are changing the practices and viewpoints on how sport management is impacting society.

  • SMGT 520 Sport Psychology & Coaching Methodology, 3 hours
    SMGT 520 Sport Psychology & Coaching Methodology, 3 hours
    This course will identify psychological aspects of competitors and coaches in sports. Consideration will be given to motivational techniques and ideas to train athletes mentally as well as physically. Coaching strategies will be identified to strengthe...

    This course will identify psychological aspects of competitors and coaches in sports. Consideration will be given to motivational techniques and ideas to train athletes mentally as well as physically. Coaching strategies will be identified to strengthen the competitiveness of teams and athletes.

  • SMGT 564 Sports Management Internship
    SMGT 564 Sports Management Internship
    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial sports management. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situation...

    This course provides experiential learning of the concepts and practices commonly associated with managerial sports management. In this internship, students participate in individualized learning experience through structured employment situations. The internship is coordinated and agreed upon by the student and the local business site coordinator with approval from the MBA Program Director. Course assignments throughout the term define the employment relationship, specify and discuss relevant learning outcomes, and assist students in their academic, career, and professional preparedness.

Master of Business Adminstration

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