Classified Graduate Status is required for the following courses:
BUS 516 Operations Management (3)
Production/operations management of manufacturing and service operations. Topics include forecasting and scheduling; material requirements planning and quality assurance. Additional tools include inventory control, project management, and product development. Cutting edge techniques such as Supply Chain Management, e-business, Just-in-Time, and Total Quality Management are illuminated. Prerequisite: BUS 508 or BUS 211 or equivalent.
BUS 519 Management Information Systems (3)
Study of fundamental role information systems and technologies play in organizations and management issues they raise. Topics include IS/IT's strategic importance; technology, legislative, and industry trends; systems development issues and practices; database design and management; management of IS/IT assets.
BUS 530 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
Students will learn to analyze financial statements for the purpose of valuing the firm. The course takes a user perspective, not a preparer's perspective. The course is an inter-disciplinary accounting and finance course. Students will learn the limitations and complexities of the numbers used in valuing major components of the financial statements. Significant emphasis is placed on the current American regulatory environment; impending changes within that environment; as well as on international and global regulatory issues Prerequisites: BUS 501 or BUS 230A, & 230B and BUS 507 or BUS 370.
BUS 540 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
Strategic human resource management offers a framework for general managers to implement best HR practices in their organizations. The focus is on implementing long term programs that either add demonstrable value, or programs which effectively manage risks to the organization. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing HR metrics to measure outcomes. Prerequisite: BUS 504 or BUS 344 or equivalent.
BUS 545W Global Wine Business (3)
Current theory and practice of how wine businesses have evolved to become a global industry. Students will analyze and debate cutting-edge issues in strategic management, leadership, organization, human resources, entrepreneurship, family business, government regulation, management of technology, financial management, and socially responsible practices. Prerequisite: Classified Graduate status in the Wine MBA concentration.
BUS 550 Seminar in Organization Behavior and Management Theory (3)
An examination of the business organization with reference to management, design, change, and organizational behavior. Prerequisite: BUS 504 or BUS 344 or equivalent.
BUS 552 Leadership and Team Building (3)
Leadership and team building go hand in hand and represent critical elements of the managerial process. This course examines theoretical formulations of leadership, and combines that with the study of exemplary leaders. Specific topics include: use of power, authority, and persuasion, characteristics of effective leaders, comparison of alternative leadership styles, and entrepreneurial leadership. The role of leaders in molding teams is an underlying theme. Prerequisite: BUS 504 or BUS 344 or equivalent.
BUS 554 Social Entrepreneurship In Theory and Practice (3)
This course examines the theory and practices of social entrepreneurship. The course will examine how entrepreneurial solutions can be fashioned and applied to job creation, workforce development and meeting other social needs. Specific topics include: social responsibility, venture philanthropy, opportunity assessment, market analysis, financial principles of sustainability, micro enterprises, and nonprofit organizations.
BUS 555W Sustainability in the Wine and Hospitality Industry (3)
Current theory and practice of how wine and hospitality businesses can become sustainable businesses. Course content includes business rationale for adopting environmental and social equity practices for improved business performance and success. Students will analyze and debate cutting-edge issues in sustainability including a review of global wine and hospitality businesses using sustainable practices; auditing and compliance; energy management systems; ISO standards; creation of sustainable business strategies; development of policies and practices for sustainable operations; success measures; and cost-benefit analyses. Prerequisite: Classified Graduate status in the Wine MBA concentration.
BUS 559 Seminar in Advanced Management Topics (3)
Graduate study of a current or emerging management topic of special interest. May be repeated for credit with the consent of the MBA Coordinator. Prerequisites to be determined by the instructor.
BUS 560 Seminar in Marketing Management (3)
Study of marketing situations, development of marketing plans, and evaluation of marketing programs. Careful consideration of the conceptual background of marketing including trends and emerging developments. Prerequisite: BUS 506 or BUS 360 or equivalent.
BUS 565W Marketing and Sales Strategies for Wine (3)
Study of wine marketing and sales on a global basis. Focus on branding, research, positioning and promotion of wine. Consideration of distribution alternatives and sales strategies for wine. Development of marketing plans for wine products. Prerequisite: Classified Graduate status in the Wine MBA concentration.
BUS 570 Seminar in Managerial Finance (3)
Financial theory and applied financial analysis. Topics may include security analysis, portfolio management, financial accounting, corporate financial policy, investment banking and international finance. Prerequisites: ECON 501, BUS 501, BUS 507 or BUS 370 and BUS 508, or equivalent preparation.
BUS 578 Project Continuation (1) Fall, Spring
Designed for students working on their thesis or master's project but who have otherwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree. This course cannot be applied toward the minimum number of units needed for completion of the master's degree. CR/NC only.
BUS 581 Research Methods for Managers (3)
Practical approaches to the design, execution and interpretation of applied business research activities. Development of analytical skills and research techniques, including an understanding of the assumptions, limitations, and appropriate uses of various research designs and strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 508 or BUS 211.
BUS 591 Seminar in Strategic Management (3)
A consideration of the entire organization from the viewpoint of the chief executive officer. Topics to be covered include strategy formulation, the development of competitive advantage, strategy implementation, and the management of strategic change. Prerequisites: BUS 540, 560, 570, and at least half of the required and elective MBA courses.
BUS 592 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (3)
Entrepreneurship focuses on new venture creation and venture feasibility analysis. Working in teams, students will learn to identify, conceptualize, plan, finance, launch, manage, and harvest new ventures. Entrepreneurship, the application of entrepreneurial methods of management to established organizations, will also be discussed. Prerequisites: BUS 540, 560, 570, and at least half of the required and elective MBA courses.
BUS 593 Seminar in International Business (3)
Comprehensive view of the international economic environment as it relates to international business. Topics include the multinational corporation, subcontracting, counter trade, and international institutions such as the World Bank and GATT. Prerequisite: ECON 501 or ECON 204 and 205.
BUS 595 Special Studies in Business Administration (1-3)
Supervised independent study. A maximum of 3 units may be applied toward the requirements for the MBA degree. Prerequisite: consent of faculty member under whom the individual work is to be conducted, consent of the MBA Director, and an approved "Application for Special Study 495/595."
BUS 596 Graduate Internship (1-3)
Field experience for qualified graduate students in business administration. A maximum of 3 units may be applied toward the requirements for the MBA degree. Students must establish with the MBA Director that the work involved is clearly integral to the student's graduate studies. CR/NC grade only.
BUS 599 Master's Degree Directed Research (3)
Research directed by the student's committee on a project. An "Advancement to Candidacy Form" (GSO1) must be filed with the MBA Director before the student registers for the course.