A Princeton Review Best Business School MBA ProgramCurriculum

The added value in an MBA degree clearly must begin with substantive, demanding classroom experiences. UNI MBA students complete a total of 30 hours of course work plus, as a final challenge, a 1-hour live consulting project requiring the integration of the knowledge and skills acquired in the other MBA courses. The MBA curriculum covers each of those core disciplines required for a competent understanding of the broad range of issues facing managers in today's turbulent business environment.

Accordion Arrow   Cross-Functional Operations

Efficiency and effectiveness in manufacturing and/or service operations are principal ingredients in business success; both in the United States and around the world. Today's business environment is characterized by rapid technological change, integration of activities both within and across firms, a global market, a multicultural workforce and a demanding market requiring competition on multiple dimensions of business practice. The Cross-Functional Operations course provides strategies for improving manufacturing and service efficiency and effectiveness to enhance total performance. Students learn to use decision support technologies, just-in-time thinking, quality management, supply chain analysis and more to design and manage effective manufacturing and service operations.

Accordion Arrow   Financial Management and Markets

Maximizing shareholder wealth is the financial manager's most important consideration in analyzing the investment options. Managers are charged with carefully investing time and money in projects designed to increase the value of the firm. The purpose of this course is to provide the financial tools, concepts, theories and analytical techniques necessary to determine which projects best meet the organization's financial goals. As a student, you will be expected to apply concepts from managerial finance to analyze problems and cases, and then you will recommend decisions that maximize shareholder wealth.

Accordion Arrow   Management Information Systems

Rapid changes in information systems technology pose a challenge to you, as a manager. You must know how to use that technology to maintain and increase the competitiveness of your organization. This course will help you to understand the impact of IT on industries and markets and help you to build the IT strategy most supportive of your business goals. You will focus on the operational, strategic and management issues associated with designing, evaluating and implementing information systems technology.

Accordion Arrow   Managerial Accounting

Accounting is the language of business. As a manager, you are responsible for making decisions using accounting information and for communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders about the economic activities and financial condition of your business. This course will provide a basic understanding of financial accounting and the tools necessary to make better decisions to control costs and improve motivation and productivity. You will gain an understanding of product costs and prices, the use of budgets in the management process, and approaches to performance analysis using financial data.

Accordion Arrow   Managerial Economics

Today's business environment is dynamic, global and highly competitive. Managers must make strategic adjustments in response to changes in the market. Without the ability to analyze this environment, however, managers risk making decisions that are not in the best interest of the firm. Through this course, you will study the quantitative tools and theories used to analyze economic issues for managerial decision making. You will analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms, explore how their interactions in markets affect managerial decisions and learn more about economic data sources that can be tapped to help you understand today's economic climate.

Accordion Arrow   Marketing Management

The UNI MBA program offers a number of graduate assistantships for full-time students. These assistantships require approximately 15-20 hours of work per week, with each student generally assigned to one or more faculty members to help with research or other projects. These awards provide an avenue for students to enrich their educational experience through close work with faculty members; sometimes even producing join publications. To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, the MBA admission decision must be made before February 15 of the year in which the student wishes to enroll.

Application forms for graduate assistantships and graduate scholarships can be foundHERE.

Marketing means managing relationships. Contemporary marketing management is more concerned with creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers, and less concerned with simply building consumer demand. At the same time, marketing managers must be equally concerned with benefiting the organization and its stakeholders. Delivering customer value while also delivering profitability creates an obvious tension and requires careful analysis of inherent tradeoffs. This course is designed to help student understand and manage within this environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop and analyze marketing plans and use problem-solving skills through class discussions, exercises, case analysis and group assignments.

Accordion Arrow   Research and Analysis for Management Decisions

Given enormous computing power and the decreasing cost of data storage, organizations now find themselves with an abundance of information that can be used to make more effective decisions. Data in its raw form, however, does not help decision makers. Data must be analyzed. Managers who have gained skills in statistics can better understand that data and can convert it to useful information thereby improving decision making. Analyzing different types of data for a multitude of informational needs requires a variety of statistical tools. Effective managers will know which tool to use and how to interpret the results. This course will allow you to gain expertise with statistical tools critical for making sound managerial decisions.

Accordion Arrow   Strategic Management of HumanResources

Effective leaders and employees must have a good understanding of what goes on in and around the organization. This course provides a foundation for understanding the complex environment of contemporary organizations and insights into how to effectively manage employees, which will help you build the managerial skills necessary for today's global manager.

Accordion Arrow   Strategic Planning and OrganizationalAnalysis

This integrative course acquaints students with the tools and techniques of strategic management, while enabling those students to develop inidividual skills in strategic planning and decision-making. The goal of strategic management is the formulation and implementation of value-creating strategies that permit middle and senior management to obtain and sustain competitive advantages for their organizations. You will learn how business decisions are assessed, selected, implemented and evaluated, given the business' competitive, social and global environment. This course integrates knowledge in production, marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, international business, organizations and human resource management.

Accordion Arrow   Business Capstone Experience

The Business Capstone Experience is designed to measure how well you can integrate and use the knowledge and skills gained from your MBA courses. The capstone experience is your opportunity to practice newly acquired skills and bring them to a new level of excellence. With a faculty mentor providing guidance, you will serve as a consultant on a project formulated by a local company. As a member of a team, you will analyze the problem, suggest alternative solutions for solving the problem, recommend the solution that analysis shows would best meet the goals of the organization, and suggest methods for implementation. In the past, students have worked for a variety of organizations, profit and non-profit, as part of the capstone process. These organizations have included: Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Waterloo Industries, Bertch Cabinets, John Deere & Company, Form I, Lee Enterprises (publisher of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier) among others.


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A Princeton Review Best Business School MBA Program

Curriculum

The added value in an MBA degree clearly must begin with substantive, demanding classroom experiences. UNI MBA students complete a total of 30 hours of course work plus, as a final challenge, a 1-hour live consulting project requiring the integration of the knowledge and skills acquired in the other MBA courses. The MBA curriculum covers each of those core disciplines required for a competent understanding of the broad range of issues facing managers in today's turbulent business environment.

Accordion Arrow   Cross-Functional Operations

Efficiency and effectiveness in manufacturing and/or service operations are principal ingredients in business success; both in the United States and around the world. Today's business environment is characterized by rapid technological change, integration of activities both within and across firms, a global market, a multicultural workforce and a demanding market requiring competition on multiple dimensions of business practice. The Cross-Functional Operations course provides strategies for improving manufacturing and service efficiency and effectiveness to enhance total performance. Students learn to use decision support technologies, just-in-time thinking, quality management, supply chain analysis and more to design and manage effective manufacturing and service operations.

Accordion Arrow   Financial Management and Markets

Maximizing shareholder wealth is the financial manager's most important consideration in analyzing the investment options. Managers are charged with carefully investing time and money in projects designed to increase the value of the firm. The purpose of this course is to provide the financial tools, concepts, theories and analytical techniques necessary to determine which projects best meet the organization's financial goals. As a student, you will be expected to apply concepts from managerial finance to analyze problems and cases, and then you will recommend decisions that maximize shareholder wealth.

Accordion Arrow   Management Information Systems

Rapid changes in information systems technology pose a challenge to you, as a manager. You must know how to use that technology to maintain and increase the competitiveness of your organization. This course will help you to understand the impact of IT on industries and markets and help you to build the IT strategy most supportive of your business goals. You will focus on the operational, strategic and management issues associated with designing, evaluating and implementing information systems technology.

Accordion Arrow   Managerial Accounting

Accounting is the language of business. As a manager, you are responsible for making decisions using accounting information and for communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders about the economic activities and financial condition of your business. This course will provide a basic understanding of financial accounting and the tools necessary to make better decisions to control costs and improve motivation and productivity. You will gain an understanding of product costs and prices, the use of budgets in the management process, and approaches to performance analysis using financial data.

Accordion Arrow   Managerial Economics

Today's business environment is dynamic, global and highly competitive. Managers must make strategic adjustments in response to changes in the market. Without the ability to analyze this environment, however, managers risk making decisions that are not in the best interest of the firm. Through this course, you will study the quantitative tools and theories used to analyze economic issues for managerial decision making. You will analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms, explore how their interactions in markets affect managerial decisions and learn more about economic data sources that can be tapped to help you understand today's economic climate.

Accordion Arrow   Marketing Management

Marketing means managing relationships. Contemporary marketing management is more concerned with creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers, and less concerned with simply building consumer demand. At the same time, marketing managers must be equally concerned with benefiting the organization and its stakeholders. Delivering customer value while also delivering profitability creates an obvious tension and requires careful analysis of inherent tradeoffs. This course is designed to help student understand and manage within this environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop and analyze marketing plans and use problem-solving skills through class discussions, exercises, case analysis and group assignments.

Accordion Arrow   Research and Analysis for ManagementDecisions

Given enormous computing power and the decreasing cost of data storage, organizations now find themselves with an abundance of information that can be used to make more effective decisions. Data in its raw form, however, does not help decision makers. Data must be analyzed. Managers who have gained skills in statistics can better understand that data and can convert it to useful information thereby improving decision making. Analyzing different types of data for a multitude of informational needs requires a variety of statistical tools. Effective managers will know which tool to use and how to interpret the results. This course will allow you to gain expertise with statistical tools critical for making sound managerial decisions.

Accordion Arrow   Strategic Management of HumanResources

Effective leaders and employees must have a good understanding of what goes on in and around the organization. This course provides a foundation for understanding the complex environment of contemporary organizations and insights into how to effectively manage employees, which will help you build the managerial skills necessary for today's global manager.

Accordion Arrow   Strategic Planning and OrganizationalAnalysis

This integrative course acquaints students with the tools and techniques of strategic management, while enabling those students to develop inidividual skills in strategic planning and decision-making. The goal of strategic management is the formulation and implementation of value-creating strategies that permit middle and senior management to obtain and sustain competitive advantages for their organizations. You will learn how business decisions are assessed, selected, implemented and evaluated, given the business' competitive, social and global environment. This course integrates knowledge in production, marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, international business, organizations and human resource management.

Accordion Arrow   Business Capstone Experience

The Business Capstone Experience is designed to measure how well you can integrate and use the knowledge and skills gained from your MBA courses. The capstone experience is your opportunity to practice newly acquired skills and bring them to a new level of excellence. With a faculty mentor providing guidance, you will serve as a consultant on a project formulated by a local company. As a member of a team, you will analyze the problem, suggest alternative solutions for solving the problem, recommend the solution that analysis shows would best meet the goals of the organization, and suggest methods for implementation. In the past, students have worked for a variety of organizations, profit and non-profit, as part of the capstone process. These organizations have included: Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Waterloo Industries, Bertch Cabinets, John Deere & Company, Form I, Lee Enterprises (publisher of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier) among others.

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A Princeton Review Best Business School MBA Program

Curriculum

The added value in an MBA degree clearly must begin with substantive, demanding classroom experiences. UNI MBA students complete a total of 30 hours of course work plus, as a final challenge, a 1-hour live consulting project requiring the integration of the knowledge and skills acquired in the other MBA courses. The MBA curriculum covers each of those core disciplines required for a competent understanding of the broad range of issues facing managers in today's turbulent business environment.

Accordion Arrow   Cross-Functional Operations

Efficiency and effectiveness in manufacturing and/or service operations are principal ingredients in business success; both in the United States and around the world. Today's business environment is characterized by rapid technological change, integration of activities both within and across firms, a global market, a multicultural workforce and a demanding market requiring competition on multiple dimensions of business practice. The Cross-Functional Operations course provides strategies for improving manufacturing and service efficiency and effectiveness to enhance total performance. Students learn to use decision support technologies, just-in-time thinking, quality management, supply chain analysis and more to design and manage effective manufacturing and service operations.

Accordion Arrow   Financial Management and Markets

Maximizing shareholder wealth is the financial manager's most important consideration in analyzing the investment options. Managers are charged with carefully investing time and money in projects designed to increase the value of the firm. The purpose of this course is to provide the financial tools, concepts, theories and analytical techniques necessary to determine which projects best meet the organization's financial goals. As a student, you will be expected to apply concepts from managerial finance to analyze problems and cases, and then you will recommend decisions that maximize shareholder wealth.

Accordion Arrow   Management Information Systems

Rapid changes in information systems technology pose a challenge to you, as a manager. You must know how to use that technology to maintain and increase the competitiveness of your organization. This course will help you to understand the impact of IT on industries and markets and help you to build the IT strategy most supportive of your business goals. You will focus on the operational, strategic and management issues associated with designing, evaluating and implementing information systems technology.

Accordion Arrow   Managerial Accounting

Accounting is the language of business. As a manager, you are responsible for making decisions using accounting information and for communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders about the economic activities and financial condition of your business. This course will provide a basic understanding of financial accounting and the tools necessary to make better decisions to control costs and improve motivation and productivity. You will gain an understanding of product costs and prices, the use of budgets in the management process, and approaches to performance analysis using financial data.

Accordion Arrow   Managerial Economics

Today's business environment is dynamic, global and highly competitive. Managers must make strategic adjustments in response to changes in the market. Without the ability to analyze this environment, however, managers risk making decisions that are not in the best interest of the firm. Through this course, you will study the quantitative tools and theories used to analyze economic issues for managerial decision making. You will analyze the economic behavior of individuals and firms, explore how their interactions in markets affect managerial decisions and learn more about economic data sources that can be tapped to help you understand today's economic climate.

Accordion Arrow   Marketing Management

Marketing means managing relationships. Contemporary marketing management is more concerned with creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers, and less concerned with simply building consumer demand. At the same time, marketing managers must be equally concerned with benefiting the organization and its stakeholders. Delivering customer value while also delivering profitability creates an obvious tension and requires careful analysis of inherent tradeoffs. This course is designed to help student understand and manage within this environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop and analyze marketing plans and use problem-solving skills through class discussions, exercises, case analysis and group assignments.

Accordion Arrow   Research and Analysis for Management Decisions

Given enormous computing power and the decreasing cost of data storage, organizations now find themselves with an abundance of information that can be used to make more effective decisions. Data in its raw form, however, does not help decision makers. Data must be analyzed. Managers who have gained skills in statistics can better understand that data and can convert it to useful information thereby improving decision making. Analyzing different types of data for a multitude of informational needs requires a variety of statistical tools. Effective managers will know which tool to use and how to interpret the results. This course will allow you to gain expertise with statistical tools critical for making sound managerial decisions.

Accordion Arrow   Strategic Management of Human Resources

Effective leaders and employees must have a good understanding of what goes on in and around the organization. This course provides a foundation for understanding the complex environment of contemporary organizations and insights into how to effectively manage employees, which will help you build the managerial skills necessary for today's global manager.

Accordion Arrow   Strategic Planning and Organizational Analysis

This integrative course acquaints students with the tools and techniques of strategic management, while enabling those students to develop inidividual skills in strategic planning and decision-making. The goal of strategic management is the formulation and implementation of value-creating strategies that permit middle and senior management to obtain and sustain competitive advantages for their organizations. You will learn how business decisions are assessed, selected, implemented and evaluated, given the business' competitive, social and global environment. This course integrates knowledge in production, marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, international business, organizations and human resource management.

Accordion Arrow   Business Capstone Experience

The Business Capstone Experience is designed to measure how well you can integrate and use the knowledge and skills gained from your MBA courses. The capstone experience is your opportunity to practice newly acquired skills and bring them to a new level of excellence. With a faculty mentor providing guidance, you will serve as a consultant on a project formulated by a local company. As a member of a team, you will analyze the problem, suggest alternative solutions for solving the problem, recommend the solution that analysis shows would best meet the goals of the organization, and suggest methods for implementation. In the past, students have worked for a variety of organizations, profit and non-profit, as part of the capstone process. These organizations have included: Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Waterloo Industries, Bertch Cabinets, John Deere & Company, Form I, Lee Enterprises (publisher of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier) among others.



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