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Dr. Carol Decker
Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership and MBA Program Director


Dr. Carol Decker
Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership and MBA Program Director


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4+1 Bachelor's to MBA Core Classes

In the 4+1 bachelor’s to MBA program, students must take four of the five following graduate-level classes. They will be applied to the MBA and also fulfill requirements for the bachelor’s degree. In addition, the full class list for the traditional business administration major is below.

Graduate class: Advanced Leadership Theory & Practice
This advanced course explores leadership through blending research, theories, and practical application. Selected readings, videos, case analyses, self-reflections, and discussion forums will guide leadership topics weekly. Students will analyze their strengths and weaknesses through multiple self-assessment activities and their followers’ input and develop a plan for leadership self-formation.
Receive dual credit for: Leadership Theory & Practice

Graduate class: Advanced Business Analytics
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to make optimum decisions as a result of analyzing data. Additionally, students will be able to effectively communicate the results of the data analysis in a clear and concise manner.
Receive dual credit for: Business Analytics & Decision Making

Graduate class: Marketing Management
Students explore the strategies of how a company decides what to sell, identifies its target market(s), and determines the best method(s) of reaching them. An emphasis will be placed on developing a marketing plan for a profit or nonprofit organization.
Receive dual credit for: Marketing

Graduate Class: 5123 Business Law
Students explore the legal and ethical issues of business. Since the law is the foundation to societal ethics, students study and discuss basic business law concepts such as business organizations, real property, contracts, employment, sales & warranties, personal property, risk devises, governmental regulation, and the court system. The course enables students to understand and articulate the development of ethical and moral frameworks by which operational decisions can be made and professional moral conduct enhanced. Students use a variety of ethical models and perspectives that shed light on ethical operational issues.
Receive dual credit for: 4043 Business Law

Graduate Class: Managerial Economics
This course examines micro and macroeconomic forces in organizations and throughout the economy. The student gains insight into how the markets function, including an understanding of how individual managers and consumers generate the fundamentals of market supply and demand, governing the prices and quantities sold in all economic transactions.
Receive dual credit for: Economics