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Curriculum

The curriculum of the Innovation MBA Program includes the sixteen courses listed below. The program includes 48 total credit hours.

Core Curriculum: 6 courses (18 credits)

MBA 600: Leadership & Organizational Behavior

MBA 620: Accounting for Decision Making and Control                                

MBA 630: Financial Management

MBA 642: Operations & Supply Chain Management  

MBA 644: Foundations of Marketing Management

MBA 690: Strategic Management

Leadership Values courses: 2 courses (6 credits)

MBA 667: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

MBA 695: Cultural Awareness Experience

Innovation Theme courses: 3 courses (9 credits)

MBA 601: Management of Innovation and Technology                       

MBA 640: Managerial Information Systems

MBA 611: Project Management

Electives: 5 courses (15 credits) selected from the following:

MBA 602: Management of New Product Development              

MBA 603: Integrated Marketing Communications           

MBA 604: The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth

MBA 605: Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation                     

MBA 606: Managing in an Innovation-driven Global Environment

MBA 607: Leadership Communication Skills for Business

MBA 612: Managing Complex Projects

MBA 650: Managing Human Resources for Innovation

MBA 653: Business Law

MBA 654: Investment Analysis

MBA 655: Marketing Research for Decision Making

MBA 656: Business Process Management         

MBA 657: Strategic Information Management

MBA 658: Financial Risk Analysis and Management

MBA 664: Negotiations and Conflict Management

MBA 665: Internet Marketing                                 

MBA 668: Environmental Management and Sustainability

One course from another master's program at JMU may be substituted for an elective if the course is related to the theme of the program, and with prior approval from the Director of MBA Program.

Students are also required to participate in the following.

a. Workshops: Students are required to attend three Saturday workshops. The first will be an Orientation Workshop that will teach students how to use the technology needed to participate in the online activities, and introduce the students to the Leadership Development program. There will also be two Special Topics Workshops in the spring of each year that will have guest speakers debate contemporary business issues and will have students participate in a variety of group activities.

b. Leadership Development program, which will include periodic discussions with an assigned mentor

 

Course Sequence

Courses are taken in the following sequence:

Year 1:

            First Block: MBA 620 and MBA 640

            Second Block: MBA 611 and MBA 630

            Third Block: MBA 642 and MBA 644

            Fourth Block: Two electives

Year 2:

            First Block: MBA 600 and MBA 601

            Second Block: MBA 667 and MBA 690

            Third Block: Two electives

            Fourth Block: One elective, followed by MBA 695

Required courses taken during the same block will be integrated to the degree and by the method determined appropriate by the instructors. This will improve students' understanding of how different functional areas fit together.

MBA 695: Cultural Awareness Experience is taken outside of the quarter format during July-August of the student's final year. This course includes a 10-14 day international trip, plus the preparation for the trip and a post-trip analysis. The location of these trips will vary yearly and will include destinations such as China, India or Europe. The international trip will include numerous visits to both business and cultural sites.

MBA 690: Strategic Management is considered the capstone course in the MBA program and replaces the comprehensive examination requirement. A grade of "B" or better must be attained to pass MBA 690.

Innovation MBA course schedule for 2014-2015

COHORT 6

Orientation: August 16, 2014

First Block: Aug 18, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014                 

MBA 620: Accounting for Decision Making and Control - Sandy Cereola

MBA 640: Managerial Information Systems - Diane Lending

Second Block: Oct 13, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014     

MBA 611: Project Management - Harry Reif

MBA 630: Financial Management - Brooks Marshall

Third Block:  Jan 12, 2015 - March 7, 2015                

MBA 642: Operations and Supply Chain Management - Raktim Pal

MBA 644: Foundations of Marketing Management – Eric Boyd

Fourth Block:  March 16, 2015  - May 9, 2015

Choose Two of the Following:

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Monday)

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Wednesday)

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Thursday)

COHORT 5

First Block: Aug 18, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014                 

MBA 600: Leadership and Organizational Behavior - Eric Stark

MBA 601: Management of Innovation and Technology - Fariss Mousa

Second Block: Oct 13, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014    

MBA 667: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility - Bob Kolodinsky

MBA 690: Strategic Management - Matt Rutherford

Third Block:  Jan 12, 2015 - March 7, 2015                

Choose Two of the Following:

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Monday)

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Wednesday)

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Thursday)

Fourth Block:  March 16, 2015 - May 9, 2015

Choose One of the Following:

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Monday)

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Wednesday)

MBA 6XX:  Elective (Thursday)

AND

MBA 695:  Cultural Awareness Experience – Daniel Zisk (Tuesday)