Departmental Courses

BA 5200 - Information Systems Management and Data Analytics

Focuses on management of IS/IT within the business environment. Topics include IT infrastructure and architecture, organizational impact of innovation, change management, human-machine interaction, and contemporary management issues involving data analytics. Class format includes lecture, group discussion, and integrative case studies.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

Mari Buche Faculty Photo

Mari W. Buche

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,

School of Business and Economics

906-487-3440
mwbuche@mtu.edu
111 Academic Office Building

BA 5300 - Financial Reporting and Control

This class covers the collection, reporting, and analysis of financial information with emphasis on the use of that information to support decision making.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

Joel Tuoriniemi

Joel C Tuoriniemi

Professor of Practice in Accounting , School of Business and Economics

906-487-1877
jctuorin@mtu.edu
G021 Academic Office Building

BA 5400 - Financial Risk Management and Decision Making

Explores the theory and practice of finance and capital markets. Topics include role of the financial manager and goals of the firm, financial mathematics, valuation of assets, cost of capital, project evaluation, capital structure, forecasting, financing vehicles, special topics in finance.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting
Pre-Requisite(s): BA 5300

BA 5610 - Operations Management

Applications and case studies focusing on contemporary issues in operations and quality management to include lean manufacturing practices, ERP, quality and environmental management systems/standards, Six Sigma, statistical process control, and other current topics.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

Greg Graman

Gregory A. Graman

Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management,

School of Business and Economics

906-487-2663
gagraman@mtu.edu
G022 Academic Office Building

BA 5650 - Project Management

Focuses on project definition, selection, planning, scheduling, implementation, performance monitoring, evaluation and control. Emphasis will be on product, service and process development and emerging concepts related to development on the internet. Some advanced concepts in resource constraint management and design matrix are included.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Applied Natural Resource Econ., Business Administration
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710

BA 5700 - Managing Behavior in Organizations

Discusses managing effectively within the environmental context of the organization. Topics include corporate culture, managing in a global environment, planning and strategy, organizational structure, human resources management, managing change, leadership, motivation, communication, conflict management, and teamwork.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

Sonia Goltz

Sonia Goltz

Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Economics

906-487-3075
smgoltz@mtu.edu
115 Academic Office Building

BA 5710 - Business and Corporate Strategies

Introduces students to a repertoire of strategies that have been found useful in the creation of competitive advantage: cost leadership, business model differentiation, vertical integration, diversification, globalization, mergers and acquisitions, tacit collusion, alliance, and flexibility-agility-adaptability strategies.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting
Pre-Requisite(s): BA 5300 and BA 5400(C) and BA 5700 and BA 5800

BA 5720 - Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures

Focuses on the development of new technology-based businesses. Topics include creativity, screening technological opportunities, analyzing markets, testing business concepts, protecting intellectual property, strategy development, entrepreneurial team selection, securing financing, and developing a business plan.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

BA 5740 - Managing Innovation and Technology

An evolutionary strategic perspective is taken viewing how technology strategy evolves from underlying technological competencies, patterns of innovation, sources of external technological knowledge and modes of transfer.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

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Manish K Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation,

School of Business and Economics

906-487-1991
mksrivas@mtu.edu
123 Academic Office Building

BA 5770 - Managing Change

This course focuses on theory, research, and practice of both 'planned' and 'unplanned' change. The course considers the dynamics of change in complex organizations, variables which facilitate or impede change, and how to lead change and motivate others to change.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting
Pre-Requisite(s): BA 5700

BA 5780 - Managing in the Global Environment

Course topics may include the following: impact of international political, economic, technological, and social environment forces, currency risks, cross-cultural management issues, strategic challenges for multinational companies, and international joint ventures and alliances.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting
Pre-Requisite(s): BA 5700 and BA 5400(C)

BA 5800 - Marketing, Technology, and Globalization

The course facilitates students' improvement of analytical skills, information processing techniques, and cultural competence in the globalized marketing environment. Focuses are placed on strategic marketing management, high-tech product marketing, global consumer behavior, branding, and online marketing.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Business Administration, Applied Natural Resource Econ., Accounting

Sooqwan Hong Faculty Photo

Soonkwan Hong

Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics

906-487-2285
shong2@mtu.edu
113 Academic Office Building

BA 5900 - MBA Internship

An opportunity to apply the business principles and skills learned in the MBA program to an organizational environment. The guided experience is integrated with coursework to achieve personalized learning objectives.
Credits: variable to 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 3
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Applied Natural Resource Econ., Business Administration

BA 5990 - Special Topics

Business topics of interest to students. Study is under the guidance of a faculty member.
Credits: variable to 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Applied Natural Resource Econ., Business Administration