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IMBA Curriculum

Course # TBD: Accounting Principles

BA 585: Project management

BA 530: Global Issues of Social Responsibility and Ethics

This course is an extensive examination of the major ethical issues and challenges faced by today’s global managers. With an overview of international development and an examination of the basic principles of business ethics, students evaluate the legal and social responsibility issues that are encountered in the international marketplace. Specifically the course includes the areas of contracts, intellectual property rights, product liability, employment issues, environmental concerns, and unfair/Predatory business practices.

BA 540: Multinational Marketing

This course examines the role of marketers in creating, communicating, and delivering value to their organization’s mission. Students acquire an understanding of the needs of different audiences (both domestic and international) and address global issues involving product positioning, development, pricing, distribution, and promotion. SAP sessions familiarize students with how organizations record and report information pertaining to their marketing efforts.

BA 560: Managing in the Global Workforce

This course provides concepts, tools, and techniques that are needed to effectively manage a global workforce. The major focus for the course is the roles and activities of the human resources department in managing an international and multicultural workforce. A secondary focus is on the roles and activities of individual managers.

BA 580: Stakeholder Value Management

This course is designed to help the student understand the role of managerial accounting in creating value for organizations such as multinational corporations, small business, and NGOs. It shows how the internally generated accounting information is used as a basis for managerial decision-making. Topics covered include the balanced scorecard, activity-based costing system, performance evaluation, and cost-volume-profit analysis. The course also emphasizes how management planning and control can have behavior (social) and ethical implications on the organization and the individuals involved.

BA 600: Leadership for Effective Organizations

This course studies the role that leadership plays in organizational success, with a focus on the importance of emotional intelligence in inspiring and motivating others. It examines different public and private organizational structures and frameworks with a focus on how leadership adapts to be successful in different organizations. There is a significant focus on individual leadership where students identify their own leadership aspirations, behaviors, and styles in the context of global management and international development.

BA 620: Managerial Economics

This course introduces the Managerial Economics as a multidisciplinary applied field within the science of Economics. It locates human behavior in the context of organizations, profit and nonprofit; it places those organizations in the context of the structure of market forces, and poses the markets in the context of macro-economic currents and trends overwhelming them.

BA 640: Operations and Technology

The course provides the knowledge and application of business technologies in support of operational management areas such as planning and execution. Students are exposed to key technologies such as ERP (SAP) and latest tools/techniques for achieving increased process integration, flexibility, and agility. The course utilizes management case studies along with hands-on, team-oriented exercises to enable learners to improve operational effectiveness by using emerging technologies.

BA 670: International Development Field Study

This course complements the program with an applied experience consisting of a microfinance project. Students travel as a cohort with program faculty for a one-week intensive field study in a developing country where they work to empower families in rural communities.

BA 680: International Finance

This course provides concepts, tools, and techniques that are needed to effectively analyze financial crises and how they affect multinational companies as well as NGOs and IGOs. The major focus of the course is financial markets, international monetary systems, and foreign exchange risk management.

BA 695: Global Strategic Management (Capstone Course)

This capstone course focuses on the strategic management process and current practices of leaders and managers of public and private organizations in the international arena. Various dimensions of decision-making are considered with a focus on production, marketing, and financial issues as well as interaction with national and international actors. Students gain an understanding of strategies suitable for conducting business in developing and developed economies by integrating their international experience and earlier coursework within the framework of theories and issues in global strategic management. This project extends over the semester and culminates in a presentation.

International Relations Electives

Students choose two electives from the International Relations course offering.

Note that not all International Relations courses can count toward the IMBA. Please contact our academic coordinator Ashley Stepanek for more information: ashley.stepanek@ags.edu.

 
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