Saturday MBA at Medina County University Center

Course schedule

Students take one course at a time, every other Saturday (except on holiday weekends). Courses are taught using a combination of in-class and distance learning. You can choose to stay at your campus for distance learning, or travel to another location (Wayne College, Medina County University Center, or Lakewood) with the professor.

Fall 2013 | Aug. 24 - Dec. 8

International Business Environment
3 credits |6800:605 

Prerequisites: all MBA foundation courses. This course is intended to develop an understanding of the global business environment and the integrated functions of the multinational corporation.

Aug. 24
Sept. 7
Sept. 21
Oct. 5

Leading and Influencing
1 credit |6700:689

Special topics and current issues in the MBA Program Professional Core. May be repeated with a change of subject, not to exceed 4 credits.

Oct. 19

Financial Accounting 
3 credits |6200:601

Prerequisite: 24 hours of college credit. Introduction to accounting concepts and terminology. Accounting for assets, liabilities, and equity.

Nov. 2
Nov. 16
Nov. 23
Dec. 7
Spring 2014 | Jan. 11 - May 4

Government and Business
3 credits |6400:655

Public policy with regard to business institutions and issues are considered from an economic, legal, ethical, political framework.

Jan. 11
Jan. 25
Feb. 8
Feb. 22

Process Analysis and Cost Management
3 credits | 6200:610 
Prerequisites: 6200:601 or 6200:621, 6500:601, or permission of instructor.

Investigates management accounting and control systems and the use of accounting information in cost management, risk assessment, planning, decision making, and performance evaluation.

March 8
March 22
April 5
April 12

Negotiations in the Workplace
1 credit | 6700:693

Special topics and current issues in the MBA Program Professional Core. May be repeated with a change of subject, not to exceed 4 credits.

April 26
Summer 2014 | May 17 - Aug. 17

Managing People in Organizations
3 credits | 6500:652

Prerequisite: 600 or equivalent. Study of factors which influence human behavior in business organizations. Emphasis on theories of individual and group behavior, motivation, leadership and communication in organizations.

May 17
May 31
June 14

Strategic Marketing
3 credits | 6600:620

Prerequisite: 600 or equivalent. Managerial assessments of opportunities, threats are explored as are the development and management of appropriate strategic marketing plans and their tactical implementation.

June 28
July 12
July 26

Foundations of Economic Analysis
3 credits (web-based course) |3250:600

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Determination of national income, employment and price level; aggregate consumption, investment and asset holding; decision problems faced by household and firm. Partial equilibrium and analysis of competition and monopoly and general equilibrium analysis. May not be substituted for 602, 603, 611, or applied toward the 30 graduate credits required for M.A. in economics.

Online for 13 weeks

May - Aug

Tentative schedule for 2014

Fall 2014 | Aug. 25 - Dec. 7

Managerial Finance
3 credits |6400:602

Prerequisite: 6200:601 or equivalent. 6400:602 may be taken concurrently with 6200:601.  Emphasis on financial decision making related to goal of firm; specifically, the investment decision, the financial decision and the dividend decision.


Management of Supply Chain and Operations
3 credits | 6500:670

Prerequisites: 600, 601, 602; or equivalent. An overview of the issues directly related to the management of operations at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels of the organization.



3 credits | 6xxx:xxx

Spring 2015 | Jan. 12 - May 3

Business Analytics and Information Strategy
3 credits |6500:601

Applies quantitative techniques to business decision making. Topics covered include probability estimation and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis, analysis of variance and nonparametric statistics.


Strategic Financial Decision Making
3 credits 6400:674 

Prerequisite: 602. Examines the role of financial decision makers as strategic consultants to other business units/functions with integrative risk management as a unifying theme.



3 credits | 6xxx:xxx

Summer 2015 | May 18 - Aug. 16

Professional Integrity
1 credit | 6700:691

Special topics and current issues in the MBA Program Professional Core. May be repeated with a change of subject, not to exceed 4 credits.


Organizational Strategy
3 credits | 6500:695 

Prerequisites: 6500:670, 6400:674, 6600:620, 6800:605 or permission of instructor. A case oriented course which focuses on integration of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in core business courses. Students analyze, evaluate, formulate organization objectives and strategies within domestic and international environmental contexts.



3 credits | 6xxx:xxx
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