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MBA in General Management

Course Offerings

MCNY’s MBA in General Management offers a curriculum that serves as a solid foundation in all the fundamental business disciplines. And, in addition to the subjects covered in traditional MBA programs, we integrate the College's Purpose-Centered System of Education, which provides students with the opportunity to use the knowledge they gain in their studies to take positive action in the organization where they are employed. Students earn credit for these hours, thereby making it possible to work part-time or full-time while attending classes full-time.

Dimensions Credits Core Semester 1 Core Semester 2 Specialization 3
Purpose Seminar / Constructive Action 4 Research & Design: Business Research Intra & Entrepreneurship: Business Planning Managerial Practicum: Project Management & Evaluation
Values & Ethics 2 Business Law & Ethics International Business Labor & Employment Law
Self & Others 2 Managerial Principles & Practices Social & Organizational Psychology Organizational Theory, Design and Development
Systems I 2 Business Research & Statistics Marketing Operations Management
Systems II 2 Managerial Economics Managerial Finance Human Resource Management
Skills 3 Principles of Financial Accounting Principles of Managerial Accounting The Digital Economy & E-Commerce
Communications 2 Management Information Systems Business Policy & Strategic Management Conflict Negotiation & Resolution

Core Semester 1

Purpose Seminar / Constructive Action: Research and Design/Business Research (FLD 511 PCA) (4 credits)
Students engage in industry specific research. This research will, in turn, will serve as the necessary background material upon which to build an intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial business plan or project proposal. Overview of basic research techniques and methodologies by which students may explore and analyze business trends and needs, relate those needs to their respective professional situations, then identify and decide upon a venture which will either solve or satisfy an organizational or industry need, challenge, or opportunity.
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Business Law & Ethics (LAW 511 VAL) (2 credits)
Overview of the inter-relationship between the law, ethics and business industries focusing on the scope of rights that attach to an enterprise and the legal issues business people need to identify throughout their careers, from forms of business organization, to commercial transactions, property, employment, government regulation and contract law. Students learn how to negotiate and draft legal agreements based on the varying needs, responsibilities, moral perspectives and ethical obligations which arise in common business situations.
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Managerial Principles and Practices (MGT 510 SEL) (2 credits)
An overview of The process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling material and human resources in order to achieve the stated goals of the organization. Topics include major management theories; the macro and micro dimensions of an organization; managing suppliers, customers, competition, staff and personnel, budgets, and communications.
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Business Research & Statistics (BUS 510 SYS) (2 credits)
Business Research is defined as systematic inquiry whose objective it is to solve managerial problems. Students will learn a variety of techniques and tools to solicit, evaluate and communicate information for problem solving purposes. The course will look at different types of research processes; how to write a research proposal; create and implement design strategies; gather and evaluate data, and then present the results to appropriate audiences. There will be a strong emphasis on statistical skills and analytic techniques.
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Managerial Economics (ECO 510 SYS) (2 credits)
Basic principles and techniques of micro and macroeconomic analysis applicable to business decisions. Topics include fundamental legal and practical considerations of financing packages; market structure; pricing and resource allocations; applications of managerial strategy and public policy with an emphasis on competition; market power and a business firm's optimal response to government regulation.
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Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC 511 SKI) (3 credits)
Fundamental accounting procedures and the uses of accounting information. Topics include: recording transactions; controlling, costing and analyzing inventories; reporting and controlling liquid assets; measuring and reporting long-operating assets; current and contingent liabilities; the time value of money; accounting for long term debt; installment notes payable; analyzing and reporting owners' equity; balance sheets and statements of cash flow; and managing and accounting for corporate income tax. Students also learn the legal and tax benefits of corporations, proprietorships and partnerships.
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Management Information Systems - MIS (MIS 510 COM) (2 credits)
Theoretical, managerial, and hands-on approaches to the study of computers and information technologies for problem solving and decision making. Topics include: information systems; system components and properties; and types of information useful to end-users; strategic uses of computers and computer networks in organizations, to analyze systems, information flows, transaction processing, applications of database management; major trends; concepts, applications and technical alternatives in telecommunications. Students will work with standard applications software packages including Microsoft Office, spreadsheet applications, database management, graphics, as well as software specific to their respective areas of specialization.
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Core Semester 2

Purpose Seminar / Constructive Action: Intra & Entrepreneurship/Business Planning (FLD 521 PCA) (4 credits)
Students create an intra or entrepreneurial plan for the development and growth of a beneficial and profitable venture incorporating the necessary marketing, financial, legal, organizational and administrative components.
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International Business (BUS 520 VAL) (2 credits)
Study of international business practices, and the geographic, demographic, technological, political, economic and sociocultural forces that impact cross-cultural business management. Topics include: theories of international trade and economic development; international monetary systems and foreign investment; comparative management; and managing for cross-cultural and multi-ethnic effectiveness both at home and abroad
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Social Organization and Psychology (PSY 520 SEL) (2 credits)
Conceptual and experiential approaches to the study of corporate culture, organizational structure, and human behavior in organizational contexts. Topics include: work motivation; learning theory; conflict resolution; leadership; managerial styles; job design; performance evaluation and feedback; group dynamics; and issues of organizational power and politics. A broad spectrum of actual management case studies will be used to demonstrate effective approaches and strategies for dealing with organizational problems and opportunities.
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Marketing (MKT 520 SYS) (2 credits)
Principles of marketing and the integrated marketing communication mix. Topics include: consumer behavior; market research; product planning and development; pricing; advertising strategies; budgeting; personal selling; media cross-marketing; advertising regulation; strategic planning for international markets; special events and sales promotion; public relations and publicity.
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Managerial Finance (FIN 520 SYS)(2 credits)
Overview of the effective management of financial resources. Topics include: analyzing fiscal data; budgeting; the construction of cash flow projections; financial statement analysis; taxation issues; internal and external reporting requirements; internal controls; the hiring and supervising of accounting staff and personnel; borrowing; basic risk and return concepts; security pricing and analysis; capital budgeting; the cost of capital; strategic planning and investment decisions.
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Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACC 520 SKI) (3 credits)
Students create balance sheets and income statements; and use relevant cost data for managerial decision making. Topics include: accounting practices relating to asset valuation, profit determination, cost allocation and internal control procedures. Students learn to analyze cost data related to specific projects and to classify costs/expenditures as either product or period costs as well as techniques associated with cost/analysis reporting, decision making, planning and budgeting.
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Business Policy and Strategic Management (MGT 520 COM) (2 credits)
An overview of the principles and practices of strategic management. Students learn to identify, analyze, and evaluate corporate objectives and strategies in order to select, develop and deploy resources to improve the organization's competitive position vis-a-vis its products, services, financing, technology, personnel, and markets. By reviewing, revising and changing corporate policies and strategies, businesses are repositioned for improved growth and profit.
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Specialization Semester 3

Purpose Seminar / Constructive Action: Managerial Practicum/Project Management & Evaluation (FLD 531 PCA) (4 credits)
During the implementation-actualization phase, students set their respective business plans in motion. Students enact strategies based on the goals and objectives of their plan of action; maintain progress logs; monitor and evaluate outcomes; and draft recommendations for future action.
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Labor and Employment Law (LAW 530 VAL) (2 credits)
An overview of the legal framework for employer-employee relations and interactions including the history of labor and employment law; the National Labor Relations Act; unfair employer practices; the regulation of union activities; public employment and labor law; occupational, safety, and health law; discrimination laws --i.e., protected classes under Title VII and the Constitution; employment relationships as expounded in contractual and tort theories; employee privacy; wage and hour laws; and issues pertaining to foreign workers.
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Organizational Theory, Design and Development (MGT 530 SEL) (2 credits)
Students study techniques for designing and developing a highly productive, effective and socially responsive work place. Study of organizational structure, development, change, conflict, culture, productivity, growth, power and politics. Topics include: organizational effectiveness as a function of structure and context; company size; a firm's projected life cycle; issues of centralization; professionalism; personnel ratios; organizational technology; quality of work life; interdepartmental relations and conflict; decision making processes; internal and external means of communications.
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Operations Management (MGT 530 SYS) (2 credits)
Operations Management is the design and control of systems responsible for the productive use of raw materials, human resources, equipment and facilities in the development of a product or service. This course will focus on project design and management; the planning, control and evaluation of operations; resource allocation; product development; individual and team job design and measurement; work scheduling; materials management and purchasing; capacity planning; facility layout; quality of the work environment; and technological change.
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Human Resource Management (HRM 530 SYS) (2 credits)
An overview of HR or personnel management for optimal productivity, satisfaction, retention and development. Topics include: job analyses and appraisals; planning labor needs; recruiting personnel; training new employees; managing wages and salaries; controlling labor costs; providing benefits and incentives; building effective work teams; employee counseling; protecting employees' health; employee grievances; and managing human resources in an international arena.
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The Digital Economy and E-Commerce (ECO 530 SKI) (3 credits)
An empirical and critical investigation of the new digital economy; products and services; multimedia; the internet and the rise of e-commerce. Topics include changes and trends in Internet communications and commerce; internet business models and strategies; changing properties of the internet; valuing and financing internet start-ups; internet marketing; world-wide web applications, concepts and technology; electronic payment systems; electronic banking, retail, and publishing; cyberliteracy; and the evolution of cyberculture. Students will learn the applications to create websites for their ventures.
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Conflict Negotiation and Resolution (LAW 5330 COM) (2 credits)
Students develop negotiation skills for use in various business contexts. Topics include: negotiation theory; the advantages and disadvantages of different negotiation styles and strategies; dispute prevention; litigation versus alternative resolution options; mediation; arbitration; court systems and litigation; trials and appeals involving individuals, multiple parties, coalitions or teams. Students will learn pre-negotiation preparation techniques; how to develop a personal negotiation style; how to engage in cross-cultural negotiations; and how to develop trust and build beneficial professional relationships.
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