Overview

CONCENTRATIONS
  • Business Analytics

    One of the few programs of its kind offered within a business college, Business Analytics produces valuable results for organizations. Manderson offers one of the few graduate business programs to prepare students for certification in SAS Enterprise Miner, the premier software for the data mining industry. By detecting hidden patterns and relationships among massive amounts of raw information, data mining produces knowledge that reveals how organizations can improve performance. Data skills require a broad understanding of business and hands-on experience. Manderson grads are among the few who possess this unique combination of knowledge, skill and experience.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Concepts of Financial & Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MKT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Business Spreadsheet Analytics
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems
    ST 597
    Special Topics in Statistics
    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    ST 521
    Statistical Data Management
    ST 531
    Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining I
    IBA 550
    Global Business
    ST 522
    Advanced Statistical Data Management
    ST 532
    Advanced Data Mining II

    Note: Students completing ST 521-522 and ST 531-532 will receive the UA SAS Data Mining Certification. A BA Elective and Business Elective are also required.

  • Enterprise Consulting

    Enterprise Consulting leverages people, processes and technology to deliver market-oriented business value. Our focus is the design and delivery of business solutions with an emphasis on project management. MBA students work with corporate partners, managing undergraduate students to innovate solutions ahead of their time and ahead of the market.
    After a year of management experience with two different corporate sponsors, our MBA students move forward, able to fulfill any role from systems analysts, project managers and software developers to other fields including healthcare, accounting, marketing, and leadership in general.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MGT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Operations Research
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems
    MIS 560
    Enterprise Integration Methods
    Summer Semester
    MIS 514
    MIS/Consultancy Bootcamp
    MIS 516
    MIS Practicum
    MIS 540
    Database Design/Construction
    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    MIS 520
    Systems Analysis & Design
    MIS 525
    MIS Project Management
    MIS 527
    Emerging IT Seminar
    IBA 550
    Global Business
    MIS 530
    Systems Development & Implementation
    MIS 535
    Information Systems Consulting

    Students must complete an additional Graduate level elective in Year Two of Enterprise Consulting.

    Summer Semester 2
    MIS 562
    Enterprise Integration Development
    MIS 598
    MIS Research
  • Finance

    Manderson’s Master of Business Administration in Finance offers students one of the broadest and also most specialized understandings of every element of financial markets from stocks and bonds to derivatives and other specialized assets, including the best practices of corporate behavior.
    Challenging and comprehensive, this concentration provides a broad understanding of corporate finance, financial restructuring, securities analysis, portfolio management, and financial institutions and markets. Students who concentrate in finance will gain the expertise necessary to make important decisions regarding business finance and the financing of the future.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MGT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Operations Research
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems

    One finance elective is also required.

    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    FI 522
    Bank Administration
    IBA 550
    Global Business

    Two finance electives and three graduate Finance electives are also required.

    Approved Concentration Electives
    FI 505
    Corporate Valuation
    FI 506
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    FI 510
    Financial Management
    FI 512
    Money & Capital Markets
    FI 514
    Investments
    FI 519
    Financial Engineering
    FI 531
    International Finance
    FI 524
    Financial Markets
    FI 535
    Real Estate Investments
    FI 531
    International Finance
    FI 534
    Real Estate Seminar
  • Financial Risk

    Any business or nonprofit organization can be exposed to a variety of risks. Put simply, business is risk. Financial risk management is a complex, dynamic process requiring quantitative measurement. In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the need to manage financial risk and the firms that provide it.
    People managing financial risk must be quite comfortable with quantitative concepts and must have the ability to handle large amounts of information. Manderson's mission is to produce MBA graduates who can manage risk effectively for themselves and for their employers.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MGT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Operations Research
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    FI 419
    Financial Derivatives
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems
    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    IBA 550
    Global Business
    FI 520
    Advanced Financial Engineering
    FI 515
    Quantitative Investment Analysis
    FI 519
    Financial Engineering

    One Financial Risk concentration elective and two graduate electives are also required.

    Approved Concentration Electives:
    FI 505
    Financial Policy
    FI 506
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    FI 531
    International Finance
    FI 512
    Money & Capital Markets
    FI 534
    Real Estate Seminar
    FI 522
    Bank Administration
  • Real Estate

    Manderson alumni are leading the future of real estate. The last decade of the 20th century had a significant impact on the real estate industry. Real estate in the 21st century has become more liquid, more public and more global. The Real Estate concentration involves study and analysis of the economic, social, physical, governmental, legal and financial aspects of real estate in the U.S. and across the world. Real estate is not only a physical product, but also a financial product with transactions taking place locally as well as in the global asset market.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MGT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Operations Research
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems
    FI 534
    Seminar in Real Estate
    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    IBA 550
    Global Business
    FI 535
    Real Estate Investment

    Three Real Estate electives and two Graduate Electives are also required. 57 hours minimum required.

    Approved Concentration Electives
    FI 432
    Real Estate Appraisal
    FI 436
    Real Estate Finance
    FI 522
    Bank Administration
    FI 597
    Property Management
    FI 531
    International Finance
    LGS 407
    Property Law
    LAW 679
    Real Property Security
    LAW 694
    Land Use Planning
    LAW 766
    Real Estate Development
    EC 597
    Urban Economics
  • Strategic Management and Marketing

    As organizational needs become increasingly dynamic, there is growing demand for problem solvers who can deliver across industries. The MBA Strategy concentration provides an unmatched opportunity for students to gain knowledge in both management and marketing. Today's business environment requires constant reinvention. The perspective of this concentration covers an organization's internal operations and includes business partners, competitors, markets and the overall environment. Emphasis is on planning, control, evaluation, appraisal of present and future partners, and strategic implementation.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MGT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Operations Research
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems

    One Strategy elective is also required.

    Summer Semester 1
    GBA 591
    International Issues in Strategy

    Optional overseas elective available. 3-6 hours.

    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    GBA 526
    Competitive Strategy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    IBA 550
    Global Business
    GBA 527
    Strategy Implementation

    Two Strategy electives and 2-3 graduate electives are also required.

    Approved Concentration Electives
    MKT 530
    Advanced Marketing Analysis
    MKT 510
    New Product Development 
    MGT 421
    Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation  
    MKT 511
    Advanced Supply Chain Management 
    HCM 573
    Advanced Issues in Health Care                            
    MGT 582
    New Venture Development 
    HCM 576
    Advanced Principles of Long Term Care 
    MKT 522
    Strategic Logistics Management 
    MKT 531
    Services Marketing 
    IBAMKT 555
    International Marketing
    MKT 560
    Import/Export Management
    IBAMGT 551
    International Management
    MGT 586
    Process Management 
    HCM 575
    Advanced Managed Care 
    HCM 577
    Advanced Ambulatory Care
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management

    Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of all supply chain activities, as well as the sourcing, procurement, coordination and collaboration with partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers and customers. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies. Supply chain professionals manage and coordinate activities in this global pipeline to ensure an effective and efficient flow of materials and information from the time a need arises until it is satisfied.


    Year One
    AC 506
    Managerial Accounting
    MKT 518
    Survey of Marketing
    MIS 511
    Management Information Systems
    MGT 517
    Leadership/Ethics
    ST 509
    Statistics for Business Applications
    OM 516
    Operations Management
    FI 504
    Financial Management
    OM 506
    Operations Research
    EC 500
    Managerial Economics
    OM 517
    Supply Chain Modeling/Analysis
    Year Two
    GBA 525
    Business Policy
    MGT 542
    Management Communication
    IBA 550
    Global Business
    OM 527
    Purchasing & Sourcing
    MKT 511
    Advanced Supply Chain Management
    OM 523
    Inventory Management

    Three approved Concentration electives are also required.

    Approved Concentration Electives
    OM 525
    Effective Quality Management (summer, online)
    OM 524
    Manufacturing Scheduling & Control Systems
    OM 522
    Production Scheduling Problems
    OM 540
    Systems Simulation
    OM 550
    Process Management
    OM 587
    Capstone Project
    MKT 560
    Export/Import Management
    ST 575
    Process Management
    ST 561
    Design of Experiments
    MKT 510
    Product Design
    MKT 530
    Advanced Marketing Analysis
    MKT 522
    Supply Chain Management
    ST 531
    Data Mining I
    ST 532
    Data Mining II
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Business Analytics
Dr. Denise McManus 205-348-7571
Box 870223
349 Alston Hall
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Enterprise Consulting
Clay Posey 348-0728
Box 870226
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Finance
Dr. Benton Gup 205-348-8984
Box 870223
200 Alston Hall
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Financial Risk
Dr. Robert Brooks 205-348-8987
Box 870223
226 Alston Hall
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Real Estate
Dr. Leonard Zumpano 205-348-8988
Box 870223
233 Alston Hall
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Strategic Management &
Marketing
Dr. Lou Marino 205-348-8946
Box 870225
152 Alston Hall
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Supply Chain &
Operations Management
Dr. Charles Sox 205-348-8992
Box 870226
343 Alston Hall
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