MBA | Dallas

Curriculum Overview

Throughout the 48 credit hours of coursework you will learn essential business skills and values such as a global and real-world managerial perspective, teamwork and leadership skills, cross-functional problem-solving abilities, business ethics, effective written and oral communications, risk and change management, human resources management, and personal presentation skills.

The courses outlined below are required of all Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth students. Because this is a lockstep, cohort-based program, all courses are per-arranged and sequenced to ensure a well-rounded and challenging general management curriculum.

    Fall 2014 (10 credit hours)

    • Business Integrity
      This course examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political and cultural contexts.
    • Financial Accounting
      This course is on the information needs of capital market participants in a dynamic and complex socioeconomic system; emphasis on interpretation, measurement, and disclosure of economic events.
    • Statistics
      This course will explore the concepts and techniques employed in investment decision-making, working capital management, and financing the activities of a business.
    • Financial Management
      This course introduces you to the concepts and techniques of financial analysis, and to the overall approach to strategic decision-making within the activities of a business.
    • Financial Statement Analysis
      The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of external financial filings (including statements, managerial commentaries, footnotes and other sources of financial information).

    Spring 2015 (11 credit hours)

      • Leading People & Organizations
        This course is designed to increase effectiveness as a manager through discussion of organizational behavior and design, and the guidelines for applying these concepts.
      • Business Analytics & Decision Modeling
        An introduction to some of the basic concepts in quantitative business analysis that are used to support organizational decision-making over various time frames and exploration of methods that apply to all areas of an organization, with emphasis on financial decision-making.
      • Valuation
        This course studies subjects such as financial modeling, derivatives in corporate finance, business valuation, and value-based management.
      • Managerial Microeconomics
        A study in microeconomic forces that influence an organization's decisions: interest rates, iinput demand and supply, industry factors, and external factors.
      • Marketing Management
        This course focuses on the concepts and techniques employed in investment decision-making, working capital management, and financing the activities of a business.

      Summer 2015 (6 credit hours)

        • Operations Management
          An introduction to the issues and decisions involved in the production of goods and services. Focus with be on designing, operating, controlling, and improving the systems that accomplish production.
        • Managerial Macroeconomics
          A study on the macroeconomic forces that influence an organization's decisions: business cycles, financial systems, market structure, and external factors.
        • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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        • Directed Studies in Global Management
          .

        Fall 2015 (10 credit hours)

          • Strategic Management
            This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
          • Advanced Financial Management
            This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
          • Marketing Analytics & Applications
            This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
          • Managerial Accounting
            This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.

          Spring 2016 (11 credit hours)

            • Legal Environment of Business
              This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
            • Special Topics in Marketing
              This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
            • Art & Science of Negotiations
              This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
            • Strategies for a Networked Economy
              This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.
            • Leading for Impact
              This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in finance that provide a framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions. Using a combination of lectures and case problems, the course introduces you to financial concepts and their application. The main emphasis is on the investment and financing decisions in a corporation. The course examines how firms evaluate investment opportunities and identify the appropriate means of financing them. Specific topics covered include present value concepts, capital budgeting, capital structure policy, raising external capital, leasing policy, dividend polices and business valuation.

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