Curriculum

You are at the center of our 36-credit MBA curriculum. Our forward-thinking, fully redesigned IU MBA Columbus program provides you with a modernized, flexible curriculum, led by a faculty who collectively offer decades of corporate and entrepreneurial experiences to complement their success within the IU Academy. 

This dynamic combination results in a series of rigorous intellectual and practical challenges, which will provide you with a competitive edge in a quickly evolving global business environment.

Coursework

A-524 Managing Accounting Information for Decision Making (1.5 credit)
Provides a user-oriented understanding of how accounting information should be managed to ensure its availability on a timely and relevant basis for decision making. Focus is on cost-benefit analysis for evaluating potential value-added results from planning, organizing, and controlling a firm's account information. Group participation and computer support is used extensively.

M-501 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credits)
The course is an integration of all marketing elements in a strategic planning framework. It emphasizes areas of strategic importance, especially those that have significant implications and relevance for marketing policy decisions in competitive situations.

G-511 Microeconomics for Managers (1.5 credits)
Emphasis on the logical foundations of economics analysis and managerial decision making. Will promote understanding and application of various quantitative measures. 

K-511 Data Analytics I - Theoretical Context (1.5 credits)
This course will teach students how data analysis can inform decision making. Students will develop software and analytical skills and gain hands-on experience with data to utilize information. Focus is placed on predictive analytics to evaluate business decisions. Students will develop logical reasoning and communication skills related to quantitative outputs.

W-511 Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
This course is designed for those individuals interested in creating a new business venture, acquiring an existing to familiarize themselves with the concepts, issues, and techniques of new venture creation and entrepreneurship. The course offers a broad range of educational experiences.

P-501 Supply Chain Management 1 - Operations Management (3 credits)
Surveys the management of operations in manufacturing and service firms. Topics considered include process analysis, workforce issues, materials management, quality and productivity, technology, and strategic planning, together with relevant analytical techniques.

F-523 Financial Management (3 credits)
Provides a working knowledge of the tools and analytical conventions used in the practice of corporate finance; establishes an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory to be used in application of analytical reasoning to business problems, and explores the interrelationship among corporate policies and decisions. Course work will include weekly problem sets, and use of PC spreadsheets to develop financial models for cases focusing on funds requirement.

J-506 Leadership & Ethics in the Business Environment (3 credits)
Corporate actions are increasingly subject to media, public, and governmental scrutiny. The nature of the constantly changing relationship between business and its major constituencies is the focus. The ethical, political, economic, social, and technological considerations of various managerial decisions are investigated. The role of ethical leadership and how it relates to corporate purpose and responsibility will be a major theme. Issues affecting business organizations are examined from a number of perspectives.

K-512 Data Analytics II - Innovation and Toolkits (1.5 credits)
This course will develop the ability to collect large datasets, organize, and visualize them integrating the software program Tableau and leveraging key features. Corporations and individuals have unprecedented access to data. The ability to assemble, organize, and visualize data are critical, fundamental skills that can be employed across myriad platforms.

P-502 Supply Chain Logistics and Dynamic Change (1.5 credits)

This course provides students the opportunity to practice skills learned in K-511 and K-512 in a supervised, practical application. In this course, students will choose a project in their area of concentration, identify a complex decision within that area, then collect and analyze data to aid in the decision-making process.

J-501 Developing Strategic Capabilities (3 credits)
Introduction to tools for strategic management.

X-555 Personal Branding for Professional Success (1.5 credits)
This course investigates topics such as first impressions, lasting impressions, dressing effectively, business etiquette, social interactions, small talk, dining etiquette, networking, elevator pitches, service orientation, personal value, and relationships. Every opportunity you have to interact with another person becomes an opportunity for YOU to impact the world.

Elective 1 (3 credits)

W-516 Organizational Change and Development (3 credits)
Helps students to (1) understand the basic components of an organization and how they interrelate as a system, (2) learn tools for diagnosing organizational performance problems, and (3) practice applying organization design concepts to solve performance problems.

K-513 Data Analytics III - Practicum (1.5 credits)
This course provides students the opportunity to practice skills learned in K511 and K512 in a supervised, practical application. In this course, students will choose a project in their area of concentration, identify a complex decision within that area, then collect and analyze data to aid in the decision making process.

Elective 2 (3 credits)