MBA Course Descriptions

FI500 Finance I (4)

Studies include financial management of the firm, including capital budgets, working capital analysis, and financing policy.

FI510 Finance II (4)

Students learn how to apply quantitative analysis to financial problems of the firm that are important to practice, including issues related to financing and investment.

BU550 Applied Business Research (4)

A course to investigate the techniques of the research process as applied to business and economics. Experience is gained in defining research problems, designing a research project, and in collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data. Also, an analysis of pertinent research literature in business and economics is conducted.

EC600 Macroeconomics in the Global Economy (4)

This study of macroeconomics considers the worldwide economic environment within which businesses operate. Topics covered include the gross domestic product, unemployment, investment, interest rates, the supply of money, inflation, exchange rates, international trade, business cycles, and fiscal and monetary policy.

EC610 Microeconomic Analysis (4)

Studies about microeconomic analysis and policy under mixed capitalism. Topics covered include the economic environment and institutions, markets, consumer choice, production and resource allocation.

MG600 Marketing Management (4)

Course exploring marketing opportunities through product development, pricing strategies, customer communications and channel management.

MG610 Operations Management (4)

Course covering processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services, process improvement, total quality management, product and process development, supply chain management, and the relation of operations strategy to product and service design and to business strategy.

HR650 Human Resource Management (4)

The course explores the primary role of human resource professionals to effectively, systematically and strategically manage today’s organizations. Key points can be human resource recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, reward and performance system, training and development system, and equal employment opportunity.

ET700 Leadership (4)

Course covering the history, art, science and practice of leadership in organizational setting. Topics include leadership history, change, visioning, coaching followership and socio-technical concerns.

BS710 Business Strategy (4)

Course focused on analyzing and diagnosing business problems as well as developing and implementing effective strategic solutions.

EBL720 Business Law (4)

This course explores the legal environment in which businesses operate and studies the interaction between business and the legal system. Students examine various areas of the law which are integral to operating a business enterprise. Topics include contracts, torts, agency, Uniform Commercial Code, ethical and criminal implications of business actions, property laws, and the legal aspects of different business entities.

CA800 Capstone Project (4)

The capstone project will allow the students to bring out the skills and knowledge that they have undertaken from the previous courses to achieve MBA degree. The students are expected to submit a comprehensive work, making a business plan, proposal (for project, process, program, etc.), or any other similar work approved by the school. Additionally, the students do need to give a presentation defense. The business plan can be the strategic efforts for some current companies or the project to launch a new business venture.

MPB600 Ministry Practicum I (4)

Students will begin to carry out the practicum project by researching and writing proposals in Business Administration under the supervision of faculty members for the projects related with ministry work

MPB700 Ministry Practicum II (4)

Students will carry out the practicum writing project in Business Administration under the supervision of faculty members for the projects related with ministry work. They are also required to write a report paper and hold a presentation defense when they finish the project. Students take this opportunity to implement what they learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

TI603 Specialized Language Workshops (4)

Advanced Professional English (ESL) is aimed at students who wish to look more closely at the language and texts of their professional world. A particular focus will be on studying the written and spoken texts which are required in the workplace, and understanding their purpose and function of the different modes of communication in professional life.

TI600 Translation in Special Areas (Business Chinese) (4)

This course is designed for students who have learned Chinese at least for two years. Emphasis will be given to the acquisition of a substantial range of vocabulary, common phrases and other linguistic conventions designed to prepare the students to be able to converse at a level of increasing linguistic sophistication of a range of both practical and substantive topics in business and to gain greater sensitivity to the repertoire of linguistic skills that characterize advanced second language ability, translation and interpretation, especially in business field.

TI500 Introduction to Translation and Interpretation (4)

This course provides an overview of the principles and procedures for acquisition of skills in interpretation and translation of written materials. This course includes an introduction to translation and interpretation; translation and interpretation preparation, procedures, and specialties; and work of professional translation and interpretation.

DB510 Database Management (4)

An analysis of how the information flows impact an organizations ability to maintain its strategic advantage through business data communications, database management systems, knowledge based systems, enterprise-wide systems and information control systems. Both individual and group assignments will be required.

BM610 Business to Business Marketing (4)

Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketing encompasses those management activities that enable a supplier firm to understand, create, and deliver value to other businesses, governments, and/or institutional customers. In the context of these business markets, value is "the worth in monetary terms of the economic, technical, service, and social benefits a customer firm receives in exchange for the price it pays for a market offering."

MG650 Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce (4)

In this experiential learning class students and their business team members will create an online retail strategy and working internet commerce site -including positioning your retail brand against target consumers, choosing category assortment, negotiating certain terms with vendors, setting prices and promotions, managing inventories, developing messaging and advertising, factoring in competition, and constructing a viable online business model.

BA600 Business as Mission (4)

This course examines the emergent role of business in Christian missions. Themes covered include: 1) the theology of business as missions; 2) practical issues concerning the use of business as a vehicle for cross-cultural missions, and 3) specific for-profit business models and case studies. By the end of the course the student will have a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating business and missions.

EN600 Entrepreneurship (4)

This course is offered for students who are involved in the process of creating and developing new products or services within organizations or who plan to start their own business. This integrative course directly addresses these problems and develops the fundamental business skills necessary to identify, evaluate, develop and exploit business opportunities.

VC700 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management (4)

This course focuses on venture capital management issues in the context of a high-growth potential start-up company. The topic is addressed from two distinct perspectives: issues that relate to the demand for private equity and venture capital (the entrepreneur's perspective) on the one hand, and issues that relate to the supply of capital (the investor's perspective) on the other hand. Besides, we will address management issues that relate to how the VC and the entrepreneur work together once an investment has been made, compensation issues, and governance issues in the privately held venture capital backed company.

MG700 Advertising and Sales Promotion Strategy (4)

This course focuses on strategic approaches to managing advertising and sales promotion programs. Topics in this course include selecting target audiences; setting program objectives; developing and implementing creative strategies, and judging creative media; use of sales promotion tools; testing, evaluating, and revising advertising and promotion programs.

CS500 Christian Service (0)

Weekly involvement in ministry with satisfactory completion of student's self-evaluation form and supervisor's evaluation form as described in the course syllabus.

CH000 Chapel (0)

Chapel participation is required for the entire student community. Please refer to the appropriate section of the Student Handbook. Attendance will be recorded and a grade of pass or fail will be assigned. A passing grade in Chapel is mandatory for graduation.

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