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Accelerated Online MBA: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Spring Hill College’s online MBA courses provide a timely, relevant and applicable curriculum that can be completed in as few as 10 months. Students can customize their degree with concentrations in project management, leadership, business analytics or supply chain management.

Experienced faculty members infuse our online courses for MBA students with a theoretical and practical education that leaves students prepared to succeed as future leaders in the business sector. Core classes include:

Foundation Courses

Presents a behaviorally oriented, interdisciplinary course focused on understanding human motivation and behavior patterns within an organizational setting. Throughout the course, major ethical theories are integrated and applied to contemporary business topics including conflict management, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, person-organization fit, team functioning, decision making, change management and leadership.
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive view of how accounting systems —particularly cost accounting systems — allow the manager to plan goals and develop budgets in order to exercise control over the operation of the business firm. The process of reviewing and analyzing a company’s financial statements is emphasized.
Increasing corporate profitability through the use of economic analysis is the focus of this course. Topics include pricing strategies, decisions regarding capital structure, organizational architecture and its impact on the managerial decisions.
This course is an analysis of logistics and supply chain management concepts, processes, procedures and strategies throughout the supply chain. These concepts include inventory control, demand management, forecasting and integrating models of procurement, transportation, warehousing, materials handling and storage, global logistics and information systems integration. Students will analyze logistics processes and metrics, recommend solutions for improvement of operations, and develop logistics strategies.

An analysis of organizing, summarizing, interpreting, and reporting data, probability concepts, probability distributions, statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing), regression, and non-parametric analysis.

An examination of the internal and external environment facing firms involved in the international marketplace. The course examines economic, political, management, marketing and financial implications of doing business in an international setting.
Designed as a capstone experience for the MBA student. The various functional areas of business study will be integrated in this course, while emphasizing corporate social responsibility and sound business leadership practices.

Business Analytics Concentration:

An introduction to a broad range of topics in management science, namely: decision theory, linear programming, non-linear and dynamic programming, transportation and assignment models, network models (PERT-CPM), Markov chains, game theory, inventory models, queuing theory, and simulation models.

This course provides coverage over the full range of business analytics–descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. It includes step-by-step instructions to help students learn how to use Excel and Excel add-ons such as XL Miner for data mining and the Analytic Solver Platform for optimization and simulation.

This course provides a strong foundation for extensive data analysis, spreadsheet use, and modeling in two other statistical software, R and Python. Students can learn several analytical methods useful in real-life business-decision making.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Concentration (Select 3):

This course explores purchasing and materials management practices and strategies implemented throughout industry. Topics analyzed include purchasing proposal solicitation and evaluation, supplier evaluation, contract development and execution, inventory control, lean logistics, supplier development, material flow, forecasting, supply chain integration, responsible procurement and e-procurement.
This course is an analysis of the integration of information systems within logistics and supply chain operations. Topics include Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems, Enterprise Information Systems (ERPs), warehousing and transportation systems, Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRMs), transaction processing systems and Decision Support Systems (DSS). Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of SAP ERP within supply chains.
This course is a study of logistics and supply chain management through case studies. Students will analyze numerous logistics and supply chain cases and propose recommendations that would integrate effective supply chain strategies. Some of the topics explored include supply chain optimization, supply chain metrics analysis, reducing supply chain risk, supplier development, supplier selection and management, supporting lean manufacturing, and transportation evaluation and selection.
This advanced logistics and supply chain management course explores various inventory control and distribution practices, techniques and best practices. Topics addressed include forecasting, warehousing utilization, automation, and optimization, transportation regulation, inventory control models and techniques, and the use of information technology to reduce and control inventory levels

Leadership Concentration (Select 3):

A study of the nature of leadership in organizational and social settings through case and literature analysis. Leader effectiveness is examined in terms of personal traits and organizational influence, including sources of leader power, decision making, servant leadership, and transformational change.

A philosophical study of the application of principles of ethics to activities within the complex organization. The critical questions involved in ethical business conduct and an awareness of appropriate concerns for social responsibility are considered.

This course explores various methods of conflict resolution at different organizational levels. It also deals with causes of conflict and the process of conflict management. The case-study method of teaching is employed.
The content of the course will be designed to meet the academic and professional needs of MBA students.

Project Management Concentration (Select 3):

This course will explore the project management framework, project management processes, project integration management, project scope management, time management, and cost management. Students will develop a solid foundation of project management processes and practice that can help lead to effective and successful projects.
This course will expand on the concepts and practices covered in Project Management I. Topics covered include quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management, procurement management, stakeholder management, and professional and social responsibility.
This course will explore essential software commonly used in project management. Software such as Microsoft Project®, Microsoft Excel Solver®, and Smartsheet® will be utilized to aid in the project management and decision-making process.
In this capstone course, students will identify a project or select a case study to utilize throughout the course to complete a series of deliverables required for project management. Some of these deliverables include a project charter, budget, work schedule matrix, project scope, risk assessment documents, and a communication plan.

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