45 total credits required
The online MBA program takes one-and-a-half years to complete and gives students an advanced look into leadership, management and budgeting strategies. There are 10 core courses where you’ll focus on marketing, finance, sustainability, operational decision-making, creativity and innovation.
Following the core content, you’ll select five elective courses. Topics include business and the environment, emotional intelligence, alternative business strategies, disaster recovery, and more. The online MBA program from Eastern Oregon University is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and prepares students for the career of their choice with focused coursework.
EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online MBA program accepts up to 15 transfer credits.
This course examines the influences that individual and group attitudes and behavior, organizational structure, history and culture have on enterprise performance. The multi-dimensional nature of the course draws from several interconnected fields including psychology, sociology, management, communications and ethics. Examples of focus are organizational values and culture, conflict, power, diversity and need for continuous adaptation due to global environmental influences. The course enables the enterprise leader to evaluate and manage the composition of the business’s structure to maximize human and organizational resources.
This course provides a framework for financial management techniques in the business world. Topics covered include planning the financial structure of the firm, management of firm assets, preparing the firm’s capital budget, management and acquisition of capital resources, and management of income. The focus is on practical tools for internal financial decision making.
Students will learn to use the tools and techniques associated with modern business strategy to create sustainable competitive advantage. In particular, students will discuss and master the fundamentals of modern competitive strategy; learn to assess the opportunities and threats present in the external environment; identify the strengths, weaknesses, and core competencies within any organization; and then create a pro-active strategic plan that capitalized on these factors.
Optimization, or managerial economics, is concerned with the application of economic principles and methodologies to key management decisions within organizations. It fosters the goals of the organization, as well as a better understanding of the external business environment in which an organization operates. Managerial Economics is fundamentally a unique way of thinking about problems, issues and decisions that managers face in each of the functional areas of the organization as well as the strategic decisions faced by general manager. This course will apply microeconomic theory to make rational, business decisions based on the optimization goals of the organization. Optimization goals may include profit maximization, cost minimization, resource allocation, and logistic and production decisions. Game theory will also be studied as a means to determine how your decisions may impact the decisions and behaviors of others. The impacts of various economic market structures (monopoly, oligopolies, etc.) on decision making will also be explored.
Diversity is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing the richness of diversity contained within each individual. A workplace’s success depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits of workforce diversity. Mutual and unique challenges exist when attempting to create a diverse equitable and inclusive workplace environment in urban and rural areas. Examining such challenges will enable rural and urban workplaces to develop strategies and goals that will meet the specific needs of the organization and achieve long-term success. This course is cross-listed with HCA 512 and the MHA and MBA programs.
An operations strategy refers to a set of operational decisions that an enterprise makes to achieve a long-term competitive advantage. The operations strategy supports the overall organizational strategy by ensuring the physical assets and organizational resources, including technology, personnel, facilities, processes, logistics and other related capital, are aligned with the direction set out in the organizational strategy. Achieving the operations strategy is primarily accomplished by maximizing the effectiveness of production and support elements, minimizing costs, and delivering value, both within the firm and across the network of suppliers and customers.
The MBA capstone course will explore what it takes to manage a successful business in today’s global environment. Emphasis is placed on strategic decision making in an on-line simulation with the integrated application of core concepts acquired in the MBA program. Students will analyze the effects of their decisions within and between functional areas of the business and on overall business performance. Students will be required to regularly analyze data, consider business strategies and ethics, make strategic business decisions, review their decisions, and communicate in a professional style. Students are expected to spend a significant amount of time engaging the business simulation.
15 credit hours of Electives
Choose FIVE courses from the following:
Explores techniques and practices to effectively recruit, select, develop and manage business and healthcare professionals. After examining employment law, employee relations, and credentialing of healthcare providers, the focus is on developing practical strategies for staff recruitment, selection, retention practices, and performance management to meet the unique challenges in today’s for profit and nonprofit businesses. This course is cross-listed with HCA 513 and the MHA and MBA programs.
Traditional finance and strategy courses do not consider the role of taxes. Similarly, traditional tax courses often ignore the richness of the decision context in which tax factors operate. The objective of this course is to develop a framework for understanding how taxes affect business decisions. A recurring theme will be linking the tax strategies that we learn with concepts from corporate finance, financial accounting, business law, and economics. We make extensive use of real transactions to illustrate the impact of tax structure on earnings and cash flow.
Applies advanced current accounting theory. The purpose of the course is to develop accounting thought that can be applied to the practical understanding of the financial reporting process, the accounting profession, and the controversial role of accounting in today’s dynamic business environment. Current topics give an indication of the state of the accounting profession and the impact of issues facing the future of accounting.
This course provides an in-depth exploration into global commerce, markets and societies. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the interrelationship of commerce and the role culture and society have in global markets. The course will utilize an interdisciplinary social science perspective, emphasizing the ways in which economies, trade, policies and politics are connected to culture, social movements, and other global factors.
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