MBA Dual Degree

  • This is a special program for independent research topic in the field of Global Business. Regularly scheduled consultations between student and instructor are required. This course is not open to entering students. The topic must be approved in the preceding semester in which this course is to be taken.

  • As business enters the 21st century, a shift in thinking about business? role in society is underway. Society?s demands for social and environmental responsibility are growing dramatically and few managers have the requisite skills to respond effectively. This course is designed to give future business leaders the knowledge and tools needed to develop a CSR strategy that creates value, not only for society and the environment, but also competitive and financial value for the company.

  • As business enters the 21st century, a shift in thinking about business? role in society is underway. Society?s demands for social and environmental responsibility are growing dramatically and few managers have the requisite skills to respond effectively. This course is designed to give future business leaders the knowledge and tools needed to develop a CSR strategy that creates value, not only for society and the environment, but also competitive and financial value for the company.

  • Corporate Partners consists of classroom meetings and hands-on business projects conducted by Thunderbird students for U.S. and International entities. The course will focus on a specific industry and/or region depending on the location and project available. The projects require close interaction among students and their assigned business entities covering topics across the spectrum of business operations to include but not limited to strategy, marketing, import/export, operations, supply chain, and finance.

  • This course is an accelerated course in external financial report and managerial accounting. It includes financial statement preparation and analysis and the study of US generally accepting accounting principles as well as international accounting standards. It also includes the study of management account and decision-making, manufacturing and service industry costing and accounting and performance measurement.

  • Fundamentals of Finance will focus on the building blocks and the basic theories of Finance. Topics addressed include: Present value (and Net Present Value) concepts; the basics of stock and bond valuation (including the NPVGO model); capital budgeting (various tools of capital budgeting, and derivation of cash flows for capital budgeting); working capital management.

  • In global economies, entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and prosperity. As emerging global leaders, it is important for you to understand the underlying principles and concepts about entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process. This course covers the personal characteristics and qualities of the entrepreneur, innovation, creativity, the business plan, opportunity analysis, and the role of entrepreneurship in developed and developing economies.

  • This course provides an overview of the design, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service productions systems. Topics include operations strategy, product design and process selection, quality management and statistical process control, materials requirements planning, lean thinking, theory of constraints, service delivery and service quality, and global supply chain management.

  • This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of the international business environment and its three major aspects: (1) the institutional framework and policy management of international economic relations, (2) risk assessment and strategic analysis of nation-states, and (3) the operational and organizational concerns of the transnational enterprise.

  • This course focuses on several commonly applied probabilistic as well as deterministic quantitative models used to make better decisions in problem solving for management. Topics covered include simulation and risk analysis, regression analysis, forecasting and linear programming. Different managerial applications of these tools in a variety of business areas will be demonstrated.

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