MBA lectures in the USA

Economics I & II

Economics in general and this course in particular are designed to provide students with an understanding of how various economic concepts and economic tools are used in managerial decision making. The intent here is to integrate theory and application.Theory is only justified by its power of application in this course.

Financial Accounting

This course studies how firms collect important information and report it to outside parties (investors and creditors, primarily). Another course in the MBA program studies the collection and reporting of information within the firm. We will examine the process of collecting, recording, and summarizing data about the effects of transactions and events on the firm. The primary objective for this class is that you develop the ability to read, understand, and (most importantly) interpret financial statements and related materials. For Entrepreneurship MBA students, understanding the difference between traditional, accrual-based financial statements and cash flow is particularly important.

Design Thinking and Management of Innovation I

This course will cover the fundamentals of design thinking. Therefore, the purpose of this class is to understand the wicked problem and interdisciplinary collaboration. Throughout the course we will establish a repeatable process for innovation and leverage creative alternatives to traditional brainstorming.

Prof. Foster in the course „ Managerial Accounting“

Prof. Foster in the course „Managerial Accounting“ in Louisville

Managerial Accounting I & II

The course covers managerial accounting methods and techniques, and how they are used to assist organizations achieve their strategic objectives. Managerial accounting topics include product costing, activity-based costing, planning and controlling costs, budgeting, new production philosophies, and analytical techniques for decision making.

Digital Disruption in Modern Media

From the inventory available to the way it’s consumed, today’s media environment is experiencing change at an unprecedented rate. Brands today are leading both evolution and revolution in their approaches to engage audiences in an already oversaturated market. Across the paid, owned, earned and shared media model, lines continue to blur as strategies continue to be more about “and” vs. “or” in planning where budgets are spent. Brands that embrace change and position digital as a change in business model will continue to gain market share. This course will help the student understand modern frameworks and best practices in maximizing the impact of media and integrated marketing communications. We will also discuss the role of data in media planning, the role of storytelling for brands and the changing role of agency partners.

Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers I

This course will cover the fundamental topics and subject matter related to statistics up through multiple regression modeling. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to use statistics. This will be accomplished through student analysis of real world data sets during class periods and in the homework assignment.

Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers II

This course will build upon fundamental statistics and involve attention to additional models that are increasingly becoming valuable in the analytics era. These models include chi-square testing, logistics regression, dummy variable modeling, and cluster analysis.

Trade fair business plan competition Intake 15

Trade fair business plan competition Intake 15

Organizational Behavior

The purpose of this class is to examine foundational theories in the context of “The Millennial Organization.” Throughout the course, you will be presented with opportunities to analyze contemporary managerial dilemmas through an Organizational Behavior lens, apply strategies and techniques for improving human and organizational performance, and (in some cases) challenge the conventional wisdom.

Leadership and Ethics

Theory and application of leadership and ethical issues including leadership as influence process, followership, developing effective leader behaviors, stewardship affirming ethical organizational culture.

Lean Launch Pad I and II & Venture Strategic Analysis and Venture Finance

This six credit hour learning experience will expose the students to the integrative nature of business through the study of the activities associated with the assessment, creation, development, critical thinking and operation of new and emerging ventures. Individuals will have the opportunity to develop their new venture management skills through a combination of classroom exercises, case analysis, and the development of an industry and competitive analysis and business plan to support the initiation of a new venture.