Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration

The master of business administration program is accredited by the AACSB. It is offered as a full-time, day-class program in Morgantown and requires thirteen and one-half months to complete. It is also offered in the evening via distance learning in Charleston, Morgantown, Martinsburg, and online. The evening and online program, referred to as the Executive M.B.A. Program, is designed for working professionals and requires two years to complete. The standards of excellence that support accreditation by the AACSB are maintained at all instructional sites.

The M.B.A. degree program recognizes the need for future managers to be able to anticipate and recognize change and then to manage resources advantageously in that environment. Thus, the curriculum emphasizes a general, broad-based approach to graduate education in management which provides the student with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for a manager to succeed in such an environment. The program develops a managerial perspective that is primarily line-oriented as opposed to staff-oriented and is relevant to those in both private and public organizations.

Full-Time M.B.A. Program

The full-time M.B.A. plan of study requires a total of fifty credit hours of graduate credit. The program is designed for individuals with varying educational and professional backgrounds. Students must have pre-requisite courses to be eligible for the program: ACCT 201, ECON 201, and ECON 225 or STAT 211. If students are applying to the M.B.A. program from outside WVU, the course descriptions can be used to match courses at other institutions. Students not able to meet the prerequisite coursework prior to completing their undergraduate degree can meet this requirement via an online software program. No master’s thesis is required for completion of the degree.

The full-time M.B.A. degree program is completed on the Morgantown campus. A full-time student can enter the program only in June of each year and graduate in mid-August of the following year. Students may enter the executive M.B.A. program at the start of either the fall or spring semester and complete the program two years later.

Executive M.B.A. Program

The executive M.B.A. plan of study requires forty-eight credit hours of graduate credit. The program is designed for working professionals with varying educational and professional backgrounds. The program requires a minimum of two years of work experience. There are two program offerings, online and evening. The online program begins twice a year in fall and spring. In addition to the online curriculum, four three-four day residencies are required. The residencies occur once a semester. The evening program is offered in Morgantown, Martinsburg, and Charleston. Classes are two evenings a week with an occasional Saturday. The evening program begins once a year in the summer.

Dual Degree Programs

The College of Business of Economics offers a number of joint programs through both the full-time and the executive M.B.A. programs. Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs for details regarding admission criteria and plans of study.

Dual Degree Programs in conjunction with the full-time M.B.A.:

  • M.B.A./M.S.I.R.
  • M.B.A./M.S. Sport Management
  • M.B.A./M.S. Finance
  • M.B.A./M.D.
  • M.B.A./D.D.S.
  • M.B.A./M.P.H.

Dual Degree Programs in conjunction with the Executive M.B.A.:

  • M.B.A./J.D.
  • M.B.A./Pharm.D.

Financial Aid

Scholarships are available for the full-time M.B.A. program on a competitive basis. 

Admissions to the Full-Time M.B.A. Program

To gain admission to the full-time M.B.A. program, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Admissions decisions are based on an assessment of expected success in the program shown by the application materials and on space available. The Admissions Committee considers grade point average in all previous college-level work and also the grade-point average in the last sixty hours of coursework. Applications for admission to the M.B.A. program and official transcripts of all prior academic work should be submitted to the WVU Office of Admissions as early as possible. Applicants who have attended institutions other than WVU must request the registrar or records office of those institutions to forward a complete official transcript directly to the WVU Office of Admissions. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required and the Admissions Committee takes no action on an application for admission to the full-time program until the applicant submits a GMAT or GRE score. However, a GMAT score is preferred and is required to determine eligibility for meritorious scholarships.  Each applicant must submit a resume with the application. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to submit a statement of purpose and no more than three letters of reference. The deadline for the full-time M.B.A. program is March 1st of each year.

Admissions to the Online Hybrid M.B.A. Program

To gain admission to the executive M.B.A. program, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of two years of full-time work experience post bachelor’s degree. Admissions decisions are based on an assessment of expected success in the program shown by the application materials and on space available. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required unless an applicant has a terminal degree. GMAT waivers may also be granted if the applicant has five or more years of professional work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must apply for the GMAT waiver; these requests are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The applicant must have submitted an application to be considered for a GMAT waiver.  Each applicant must submit a resume showing prior work experience. For applicants with less than five years of work experience, the GMAT and the undergraduate record provide the strongest indicators of success. For applicants with five or more years of experience, the Admissions Committee will place greater emphasis on the work history. For applicants with terminal degrees, the Admissions Committee may waive the GMAT requirement. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to submit a statement of purpose and no more than three letters of reference. The priority deadline for receipt of applications and transcripts in the College’s Office of Graduate Programs is July 1 for the fall intake, and December 1 is the priority deadline for the spring intake. Admission to the program is competitive and subject to space being available.

M.B.A. Program

The M.B.A. requires that the candidate achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on all work counting toward the graduate degree. A regular graduate student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.75 will be placed on probation. If the average is not brought up to 2.75 by the end of the following semester, the student will be suspended from the program. A grade below C in more than one course taken while enrolled as a graduate student will result in suspension from the program. In addition, the student must maintain a 3.0 average in all work counting toward the graduate degree. 

M.B.A. Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses
A grade of C or higher must be earned in all required courses
BADM 511Managerial Economics3
BADM 512Law, Ethics and Diversity3
BADM 522Business Research and Statistics3
BADM 523Decision Analysis3
BADM 524Financial Accounting3
BADM 525Marketing Management3
BADM 527Macroeconomic3
BADM 528Managerial Accounting3
BADM 531Operation/Supply Chain3
BADM 532Corporate Finance3
BADM 534Information Systems3
BADM 535Organizational Behavior3
BADM 536Leadership/Organization Change3
BADM - Professiona Development Practicum 11
BADM - Professional Development Practicum 21
BADM 551Global Planning and Strategy3
BADM 562International Business3
Select one of the following electives:3
Negotiation Strategy
Export Management
Investments and Portfolio Management
Personal Financial Planning
Total Hours50

M.B.A. Suggested Plan of Study

First SemesterHours
Summer 
BADM 5113
BADM 5223
BADM 5353
 9
Second SemesterHours
Fall 
BADM 5123
BADM 5233
BADM 5243
BADM 5273
BADM 5283
Professional Develoment Practicum1
 16
Third SemesterHours
Spring 
BADM 5253
BADM 5313
BADM 5323
BADM 5363
BADM 5623
Professional Development Practicum1
 16
Fourth SemesterHours
Summer 
BADM 5353
BADM 5513
Required elective3
 9
Total credit hours: 50

Business Data Analytics Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Business Data Analytics is intended to prepare MBA students to support the growing demand of expertise in dealing with big data. Students will be exposed to course work in business intelligence, data mining, statistical methods and best practices for presenting and implementing finds.

Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must completed the required courses below. Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA (a C or better is required in courses, with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0) in the MBA program.

BUSA 525Business Statistical Methods 13
BUSA 510Business Intelligence3
BUSA 520Business Data Management Inquiry3
BUSA 535Business Data-Mining3
BUSA 550Business Data Visualizaton3
Total Hours15

The MBA/EMBA students will be required to have a quantitative background to be eligible for this AoE. This could include degrees in STEM or have work experience where there is a significant quantitative work responsibilities.

Energy Finance Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Energy Finance is intended to prepare MBA students to work in the growing energy industry. Students will be exposed to course work in finance, law and ethics and risk management as it pertains to the field  of energy.

Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must have completed the required courses with a passing grades. Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA in the MBA program.

FIN 530Energy Financial Economics3
FIN 531Energy Law/Regulation/Ethics3
FIN 532Energy Financial Accounting3
FIN 533Energy Financial Risk Management3
Total Hours12

Finance Area of Emphasis Requirements

4 courses from the M.S. in Finance course offerings *12
Total Hours12
*

The Finance Area of Emphasis (AOE) is optional. If a student elects to complete the AOE, the requirements listed above must be completed in addition to the M.B.A. requirements.

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is intended to prepare MBA students to work in the growing field of white collar crime.  Students will be exposed to course work in detection, prevention, examination/deterrence and remediation of white-collar crime.

Course Requirements.  In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must have completed the required courses with a passing grade (a grade of C or better). Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA in the MBA program. The courses will be required for the Area of Emphasis in a prescriptive plan of study.

ACCT 581Fraud Investigation3
ACCT 582Fraud Data Analysis3
ACCT 583Fraud: Criminology/Legal Issues3
ACCT 584Advanced Fraud Investigation3
ACCT 591Advanced Topics (FFE Foundations )3
Total Hours15

Human Resources Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Human Resources is intended to prepare MBA students to develop knowledge in the field of human resources.  Students will be exposed to course work in human resources and training and development.

Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must have completed the required courses with a passing grade (a grade of C or better). Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA in the MBA program. The courses will be required for the Area of Emphasis in a prescriptive plan of study.

ILR 505Employment Law3
ILR 509Talent Acquisition3
ILR 543Negotiation Strategy3
ILR 546Training and Development3
Total Hours12

Executive M.B.A. Requirements

BADM 611Management Information Systems3
BADM 612Managerial and Team Skills3
BADM 613Macroeconomics3
BADM 621Business Research3
BADM 622Financial Statements Analysis3
BADM 623Strategy3
BADM 631Managerial Economics3
BADM 632Corporate Finance3
BADM 633Leadership3
BADM 641Decision Analysis for Executives3
BADM 644Legal Environment and Ethics3
BADM 652Marketing Strategy3
BADM 653Integrated Global Business3
BADM 661Executive Project 11
BADM 662Executive Project 22
Choose two of the following:6
Operation and Supply Chain Management
Personal Financial Planning
Negotiation Strategy
Export Management
Total Hours48

Executive M.B.A Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BADM 6123BADM 6413BADM 6133
BADM 6213BADM 6313BADM 6443
BADM 6223BADM 6233 
 9 9 6
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BADM 6523BADM 6333Electives6
BADM 6323BADM 6533 
BADM 6113BADM 6611 
 BADM 6622 
 9 9 6
Total credit hours: 48

Business Data Analytics Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Business Data Analytics is intended to prepare MBA students to support the growing demand of expertise in dealing with big data. Students will be exposed to course work in business intelligence, data mining, statistical methods and best practices for presenting and implementing finds.

Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must completed the required courses below. Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA (a C or better is required in courses, with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0) in the MBA program.

BUSA 525Business Statistical Methods 13
BUSA 510Business Intelligence3
BUSA 520Business Data Management Inquiry3
BUSA 535Business Data-Mining3
BUSA 550Business Data Visualizaton3
Total Hours15

The MBA/EMBA students will be required to have a quantitative background to be eligible for this AoE. This could include degrees in STEM or have work experience where there is a significant quantitative work responsibilities.

Energy Finance Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Energy Finance is intended to prepare MBA students to work in the growing energy industry. Students will be exposed to course work in finance, law and ethics and risk management as it pertains to the field  of energy.

Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must have completed the required courses with a passing grades. Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the MBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA in the MBA program.

FIN 530Energy Financial Economics3
FIN 531Energy Law/Regulation/Ethics3
FIN 532Energy Financial Accounting3
FIN 533Energy Financial Risk Management3
Total Hours12

Integrated Marketing Communications Area of Emphasis Requirements

The Area of Emphasis in Integrated Marketing Communications is intended to prepare EMBA students to develop the skills required to manage integrated marketing communications campaigns for their firms. Students will be exposed to coursework in integrated marketing communications, audience insight, brand equity management and emerging media.

Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the Area of Emphasis, a student must completed the required courses below. Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation from the EMBA program. The courses and grades from the Area of Emphasis will be counted towards a student's cumulative GPA (a C- or better is required in courses, with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0) in the EMBA program.

IMC 610Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications3
IMC 612Audience Insight3
IMC 613Brand Equity Management3
IMC 619Emerging Media and the Market3
Total Hours12

EMBA students who elect to enroll in this Area of Emphasis will be required to complete IMC 610 before moving on to the other courses in the Area of Emphasis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. in Business Administration offers the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

For specific information on these programs, please use the links to the right.

Major Learning Goals

Full-time Master of Business Administration Program

Goal 1:   Students will be able to integrate the functional areas of business into management decisions in a global environment

1.1 Students will be able to assess the impact of different cultures, governments, legal, political, competitive, currency systems, and trade organizations on the multinational national enterprise.

1.2 Students will be able to assess trends in the global business environment.

Goal 2:  Students will be able to identify problems, collect appropriate data and analyze the data to make informed management decisions

2.1 Students will be able to evaluate potential business projects and make economically feasible recommendations.

2.2 Students should be able to prepare and interpret financial statements.  

2.3 Students will be able to make data-driven, fact-based decision making using statistical techniques and principles.  

2.4 Student will be able to assess emerging, new technologies from a business management perspective.      

Goal 3:  Students will be able to articulate a succinct business analysis and make recommendations

3.1 Students will be able to make business recommendations using appropriate analyses to support their position. 

3.2 Students will be able to communicate the management information systems needs of an organization.

3.3 Students will be able to make recommendations for an organization based on a supply chain analysis. 

Goal 4: Students will be able to make management decisions in an ethically sensitive and socially responsible manner

4.1 Students will become familiar with personnel/human resource management policies and procedures with consideration for international, multi-cultural, and ethical implications. 

4.2 Students will be able to negotiate and control information ethically to meet organizational needs.

Goal 5:  Students will be able to effectively manage teams and work units and implement strategies to achieve organizational goals. 

5.1 Students will evaluate the processes through which goals are set and accomplished in organizations. 

5.2 Students will demonstrate effective management, leadership, teamwork skills.  

5.3 Students will be able to apply basic theories of human behavior and individual differences to the process of energizing and directing behavior (of both self and others). 

Online Hybrid Master of Business Administration Program

Goal 1:   Students will be able to integrate the functional areas of business into management decisions in a global environment

1.1 Students will be able to evaluate factors that influence the competitive behavior of the firm.

1.2 Students will be able to predict and anticipate company and market responses to external factors.

1.3 Students will be able to identify the risks and opportunities in global markets.

Goal 2:  Students will be able to identify problems, collect appropriate data and analyze the data to make informed management decisions

2.1 Students will be able to evaluate business reports to make meaningful decisions for the organization.

2.2 Students will be able to make data-driven, fact-based decision making using statistical techniques and principles. 

2.3 Students will be able to take real-world problems and express them in quantitative terms. 

Goal 3:  Students will be able to articulate a succinct business analysis and make recommendations

3.1 Students will be able to evaluate potential business projects and make economically feasible recommendations.

3.2 Students will be able provide analysis to a business problem that they are currently facing in their professional lives and provide a plan for next steps.

Goal 4: Students will be able to make management decisions in an ethically sensitive and socially responsible manner

4.1 Students will be able to negotiate and control information ethically to meet organizational needs.

4.2 Students will understand how to use and acquire information in ethically sensitive manner.

4.3 Students will be able to synthesize various ethical theories and design a corporate code of ethics.

Goal 5: Students will be effective team members in a virtual environment

5.1 Students will be able to work together in a supportive and effective way.

Goal 6: Students will be an effective leader who influences people toward the attainment of organizational goals

6.1 Students will recommend actions for leader effectiveness in a scenario case and apply a theory or framework to propose and defend their recommendations.  

6.2 Students will identify various leadership styles and their relative effectiveness, along with real-life examples.  

6.3 Students will evaluate, in a case setting, the processes through which goals are set and accomplished in organizations.  

Courses

BADM 511. Managerial Economics. 3 Hours.

Survey of microeconomic markets in the U.S. economy. Provides a foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision-making. Topics covered include supply, demand, markets, pricing practices, and firm strategies in contestable markets.

BADM 512. Law, Ethics and Diversity. 3 Hours.

An overview of the impact of legal, societal, and ethical considerations on business decision-making and strategic planning.

BADM 521. Global Environment. 2 Hours.

Insight into the major current global economic and business issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the United States and the rest of the world; acquaints students with the dynamic forces that will shape the future.

BADM 522. Business Research and Statistics. 3 Hours.

Survey of major statistical methods used in business and economic research including descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, estimation, linear regression, time series, and forecasting.

BADM 523. Decision Analysis. 3 Hours.

Quantitative course utilizing and building upon applied mathematical skills in solving managerial business problems and decision-making situations.

BADM 524. Financial Accounting. 3 Hours.

Covers the accounting principles underlying financial statements and their evaluation for planning, decision making, and control, and the basic functioning of capital markets.

BADM 525. Marketing Management. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the marketing environment with emphasis on the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.

BADM 526. Marketing and Business Research. 2 Hours.

Examination of primary research techniques including sampling theory, qualitative methodologies, data collection, and analysis. Emphasis placed on consumer research.

BADM 527. Macroeconomic. 3 Hours.

Explores how monetary and fiscal policies influence macroeconomic performance, and how macroeconomics issues affect business profitability and success. Multi-disciplinary approach that synthesizes macroeconomic, business strategy, and management perspectives.

BADM 528. Managerial Accounting. 3 Hours.

Builds upon the financial management and accounting concepts with new topics in valuation, capital budgeting, performance measurement, working capital management, and capital structure.

BADM 531. Operation/Supply Chain. 3 Hours.

Acquaints students with the concepts of supply chain and the design/operation of productive systems. Emphasizes quality, competitiveness, anf their implications for strategy and the use of analysis tools of management science and statistics.

BADM 532. Corporate Finance. 3 Hours.

Deals with the financial management of commercial firms. Topics include how assets should be managed, what assets should be purchased, and how these purchases should be financed.

BADM 533. Global Marketing Strategy. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes the formulation of both global and domestic marketing strategies and the development of analytical and decision-making capabilities. Research projects and simulations will be used to illustrate specific business situations.

BADM 534. Information Systems. 3 Hours.

Basic information systems and basic application tools are covered as well as their application to pertinent health science topics.

BADM 535. Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours.

Provides students with an understanding of the behavior of individuals, groups, and formal organizations. Emphasis in employee performance satisfaction and in applying theories of human behavior to solving problems in organizational administration.

BADM 536. Leadership/Organization Change. 3 Hours.

Topics include leadership concepts and practices designed to motivate and support an organization's workforce. Students discuss principles of leadership and explore how these principles affect traditional human resource management topics and organizational change.

BADM 541. Business Strategy. 3 Hours.

Considers the business organization as a whole from a general management perspective to strategy making. Provides analytical tools and frameworks used for identifying and analyzing key strategic issues facing firms today.

BADM 542. Personal Financial Planning. 3 Hours.

Detailed review of the planning areas: budgeting, insurance, investment, credit management, retirement, and estate planning.

BADM 543. Seminar on Leadership. 2 Hours.

The nature of leadership in complex organizations. Students discuss the purpose of leadership, examples of leadership skills, and the methods used by influential leaders in society.

BADM 551. Global Planning and Strategy. 3 Hours.

Designed to give insight into the current economic, business and political issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the world - to acquaint students with strategies, trends, and forces that shape the 21st century.

BADM 552. Global Accounting and Finance. 2 Hours.

Introduces fundamentals of global financial management for corporations. Currency risk is explored in the short and medium term framework and exposure management strategies are considered.

BADM 553. Service Learning. 2 Hours.

Topics included in this course are federal employment law, job analysis, HR planning, recruitment/selection, performance appraisal and compensation.

BADM 561A. Readings in Global Business-Travel. 1 Hour.

Travel portion of BADM 561. See 561 for complete description.

BADM 562A. International Business-Travel. 1 Hour.

Travel portion of BADM 562. See 562 for complete description.

BADM 563. Essentials of Business. 2-4 Hours.

The course develops the leadership capacity of the individual by strengthening critical thinking skills, executive analysis ability, and decision-making processes.

BADM 571. Professional Development Practicum 1. 1 Hour.

PR: Acceptance to the MBA program. This course is one of a two-course sequence that offers practicum experiences that provide professional and career development opportunities. The course is designed to build career management skill sets that will assist the student in obtaining a professional position. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of a resume, job search skills and a career brand management plan.

BADM 572. Professional Development Practicum 2. 1 Hour.

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. The course offers additional practicum experiences that provide professional and career development opportunities that are designed to build career management skills that will assist the student in obtaining a professional position and be utilized throughout the student's career. Particular emphasis is placed on resume refinement and interviewing and networking skill development.

BADM 591A-Z. Advanced Topics. 0-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

BADM 592. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.

Directed study, reading and/or research.

BADM 595. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

BADM 611. Management Information Systems. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the management of information and technology in business, and uses lectures, case analysis, and hands-on exercises to explore software tools used in business decision-making.

BADM 612. Managerial and Team Skills. 3 Hours.

Introduces, develops, and enhances managerial skills for complex organizations. Explores managerial philosophies, one's own managerial style, and the dynamics of working groups and teams.

BADM 613. Macroeconomics. 3 Hours.

Explores how monetary and fiscal policies influence macroeconomic performance, and how macroeconomics impacts business profitability and success. Multi-disciplinary approach that synthesizes macro-economic, business strategy, and management perspectives.

BADM 614. Health Services Management. 3 Hours.

This course offers students an introduction to environmental issues, organizational structures, and financial control mechanisms that affect the healthcare management process.

BADM 615. Applied Business and Economics Statistics. 3 Hours.

Survey of major statistical methods used in business, economic, and medical research including descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, estimation, linear regression, time series, and forecasting.

BADM 621. Business Research. 3 Hours.

Develops skills in data- driven, fact-based decision making; develops the ability to critically evaluate research proposals and studies which rely on business research; provides a basic understanding of reading and conducting empirical research.

BADM 622. Financial Statements Analysis. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of the current financial reporting process. Includes discussion of the respective reporting vehicles, financial statements, and the alternatives available which affect the reporting process.

BADM 623. Strategy. 3 Hours.

Considers the relationship between the individual firm and the forces of the global economy; market research and strategy. Provides analytical tools and frameworks used for identifying and analyzing key strategic issues facing firms today.

BADM 624. Economic Decision-Making. 2 Hours.

A microeconomic survey of markets designed to prepare students for further work in the area of health economics.

BADM 625. Financial Statements. 2 Hours.

Examines financial management and accounting concepts and techniques applicable to health care organizations, including financial accounting and financial statement analysis.

BADM 626. Health Economics. 4 Hours.

The context of health care; the use of economic methods to understand the organization of the industry and the behaviors of its participants (consumers, producers, and regulators.).

BADM 627. Organization Behavior in Health Services. 2 Hours.

Examines behavioral issues confronted in health care organizations. Addresses both managerial and employee perspectives and explores such issues as power sharing, motivation, decision making, empowerment, change, and organizational renewal.

BADM 631. Managerial Economics. 3 Hours.

Provides a solid foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision-making. Topics covered include supply, demand, markets, pricing practices, and firm strategies in contestable markets.

BADM 632. Corporate Finance. 3 Hours.

Examines the capital decisions of the firm. This includes a review of the major funding sources for the form and the elements of the decision-making, planning, and the interface between business, government, and society.

BADM 633. Leadership. 3 Hours.

Topics include leadership concepts and practices designed to motivate and support an organization's workforce. Students discuss principles of leadership and explore how these principles affect traditional human resource management topics.

BADM 634. Health Services Marketing. 2 Hours.

This course offers students an introduction to marketing concepts and tools and an understanding of how to use these tools in analyzing and addressing healthcare marketing issues.

BADM 635. Database Management. 1 Hour.

Covers basic database design concepts for relational databases in a personal computer environment. Students get hands-on experience designing and using tables, queries, reports, and forms.

BADM 636. Managerial Accounting. 3 Hours.

Builds upon the financial management and accounting concepts with new topics in valuation, capital budgeting, performance measurement, working capital management, and capital structure in health services.

BADM 637. Organizational Processes and Medical Ethics. 4 Hours.

Behavioral and ethical issues confronted in health service organizations. Explores the changing organizational landscapes, group and team processes, organizational and medical ethics, and organizational change.

BADM 638. Operation and Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Considers the concepts of supply chain management and the design/operation of productive systems. Emphasizes quality, competitiveness, and their implications for strategy and the use of analysis tools of management science and statistics.

BADM 641. Decision Analysis for Executives. 3 Hours.

Applied mathematical course in solving business problems and decision making issues from a general managerial perspective with particular emphasis on the operations management area of the organization.

BADM 642. Managerial Cost Accounting. 2 Hours.

An introduction to internal accounting techniques used by an organization's managers when they are faced with planning, directing, controlling, or decision-making in their organizations.

BADM 643. Working Capital Management. 2 Hours.

Relates the long-term strategy to the short-term requirements of the firm. Topics include cash management, inventory management, receivables management, leasing, and the distribution of gains to shareholders.

BADM 644. Legal Environment and Ethics. 3 Hours.

An overview of the legal system and the legal and ethical issues relevant to business decision-making, planning, and the interface between business, government, and society.

BADM 645. Corporate Control. 4 Hours.

Builds upon accounting and finance foundations by applying the methods and techniques to various health care related cases.

BADM 646. Management Science and Health Services. 3 Hours.

A quantitative course utilizing and building upon applied mathematical skills in solving managerial business problems and decision-making situations in a health service environment.

BADM 647. Market Strategies and Health Services. 3 Hours.

The application of marketing concepts to problems in health services management. Uses a computer simulation requiring sound creation, analysis, and implementation of marketing plans with a strong emphasis on thinking and analytical skills.

BADM 651. Personal Financial Planning. 3 Hours.

Discussion of individual financial situations in the following areas: budgeting, insurance coverage, investment planning, credit management, retirement planning and estate planning.

BADM 652. Marketing Strategy. 3 Hours.

Application of marketing concepts to a business environment to enhance understanding of market-driven organizations with emphasis on the process of planning and executing then conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods and services.

BADM 653. Integrated Global Business. 3 Hours.

Explores the various strategic planning options available to companies in order to compete in the global marketplace.

BADM 654. Advanced Topics Seminar. 2 Hours.

Focuses on topics of current interest in business and economics to meet student and programmatic needs.

BADM 655. Health Services Strategy. 3 Hours.

Course on strategic management and planning with a focus on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic decisions in health care organizations.

BADM 656. Law and Medicine. 2 Hours.

An overview of general principles of law applicable to the delivery of financing in health care and an analysis of specific applications to those principles.

BADM 657. Seminar: Not-for-Profit Issues. 3 Hours.

Advanced topics seminar covering up-to-date issues in the not-for-profit sectors of health services.

BADM 661. Executive Project 1. 1 Hour.

This course provides an opportunity to develop and demonstrate project management skills through the preparation and presentation of a feasibility study of a proposed project/business implementation plan.

BADM 662. Executive Project 2. 2 Hours.

This course provides an opportunity to develop and demonstrate project management skills through the preparation and presentation of a full and complete project/business implementation plan.

BADM 691A-Z. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

BADM 694. Seminar. 1-6 Hours.

Special seminars arranged for advanced graduate students.

BADM 695. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

BADM 712. Linear Statistical Models. 3 Hours.

PR: BADM 710. Students learn to analyze data in the performance of research on business problems using techniques based on linear models including multiple regression, analysis of variance, and the design of experiments.

BADM 750. International Marketing. 3 Hours.

PR: BADM 710. Graduate-level introduction to international marketing. Emphasis on major theories, issues, and literature regarding all aspects of marketing in regional and international contexts.

BADM 900. Professional Development. 1-6 Hours.

Course provides skill renewal or enhancement in a professional field or content area (e.g., education, community health, geology). The continuing education courses are graded on a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grading scale and do not apply as graduate credit toward a degree program.

BADM 930. Professional Development. 1-6 Hours.

Professional development courses provide skill renewal or enhancement in a professional field or content area (e.g., education, community health, geology). The continuing education courses are graded on a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grading scale and do not apply as graduate credit toward a degree program.


Faculty

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research Impact

  • Mark Gavin - Ph.D. (Purdue University)

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

  • Elizabeth Vitullo - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)

Professors

  • Jack Fuller - Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)
  • Mark Gavin - Ph.D. (Purdue University)
  • Usha Haley - Ph.D. (New York University)
  • Clifford Hawley - Ph.D. (Duke University)
  • Richard Riley - Ph.D. (University of Tennessee)
  • William Riley - Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)

Associate Professors

  • Ednilson Bernardes - Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
  • Gerald Blakely - Ph.D. (University of North Carolina)
  • Naomi Boyd - Ph.D. (George Washington University)
  • David Dawley - Ph.D. (Florida State University)
  • Jeff Houghton - Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
  • Virginia Kleist - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Christian Schaupp - Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
  • Paul Speaker - Ph.D. (Purdue University)
  • Abhishek Srivastava - Ph.D. (University of Maryland)
  • Michael Walsh - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)

Visiting Professor

  • Nicholas Apostolou - D.B.A. (University of Tennessee)

Research Associate

  • Christiadi - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)

Director, Center for Career Development

  • Jennifer Belluci

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • David Cale - Ph.D. (Duquesne University)