MBA Electives

Smith's MBA electives enable you to build a personalized portfolio of management knowledge and skills. In addition to acquiring expertise in one or more functional areas of business, you'll further develop your ability to analyze, synthesize, and communicate. Elective course content is both timeless-exploring theories that are the foundation for modern business practice and timely incorporating the "best practices" emerging from today's technology-powered global markets.

Global Business and Knowledge Management

These electives when combined with electives from other areas enhance a student's preparation for a management career in the global, knowledge-based business environment.

Global Business and Knowledge Management Electives:

  • Environment of International Business (BUSI 761)
  • Global Business and Knowledge Management (BUSI 762)
  • International Marketing (BUMK 753)
  • International Financial Management (BUFN 724)

International Business

International business electives provide a broad look at issues global organizations face across the enterprise. Taught by faculty with extensive global research and consulting experiences, students explore international marketing, finance, management, and organizational behavior strategies. Optional study abroad activities, including week-long study trips and semester exchange programs, provide a global business perspective.

International Business Electives:

  • Competing in Global High Technology Industries (BULM 758)
  • Environment of International Business (BUSI 761)
  • Global Business and Knowledge Management (BUSI 762)
  • International Accounting (BUAC 715)
  • International Financial Management (BUFN 724)
  • Global Trade Logistics (BULM 733)
  • International Marketing (BUMK 753)
  • Global Strategy (BUMO 754)
  • Organizational Behavior: A Multi-cultural Perspective (BUMO 722)

Supply Chain Management

BUSI 672 - Global Supply Chain Management – 2 credits
Offers a practical blueprint for understanding, building, implementing, and sustaining supply chains in today's rapidly changing global supply chain environment. Provides a survey of the evolution of supply chain strategies, business models and technologies; current best practices in demand and supply management; and methodologies for conducting supply chain-wide diagnostic assessments and formulating process improvement plans.

BULM 733 - Global Trade Logistics – 2 credits
Acquaints students with managerial issues in international logistics and transportation, and provides students with an understanding of issues related to import/export management and the global marketplace.

BULM 742 – Global Supply Chain Resources Planning – 2 credits
ProvideS students with an overall understanding of how firms use an advanced supply chain planning (ASCP) application as an integral part of their materials management process which includes such activities as production planning, materials requirements planning, and distribution requirements planning. Students are given a lab-based, hands-on experience with the Oracle ASCP package. This functionality offers firms a holistic approach to planning that allows a company to optimize its operations with respect to specific, stated objectives. Students are also introduced to the analytical models underlying the ASCP system. To further broaden their experience, students are also exposed to the SAP system.

BULM 744 – Global Supply Chain Risk Management – 2 credits
Explores enterprise resilience from multiple perspectives: from the supply chain manager’s concerns about how to help the enterprise adapt to day to day uncertainties in operations, in demand & supply; to the network planner’s concern about how to ensure business continuity after low probability high impact events such as a terrorist attack or earthquake.  

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