Professional MBA DowntownCurriculum

Along with the benefit of convenient evening hours, the Chapman Graduate School of Business’ PMBA Downtown assures you the same outstanding faculty and comprehensive foundation in business processes and strategic management as our other acclaimed MBA programs.

You’ll be immersed in realistic, stimulating business discussions, projects, and studies that deepen your understanding of the key functional areas of management. Our educational approach addresses the personnel, information technology, ethical, regulatory, and competitive issues affecting most firms today. You’ll emerge better-equipped to contribute to your organization’s growth as a strategic thinker and to assume increased responsibility. 

Foundation Courses

Students enrolling in the PMBA Downtown program will be required to take the following online course: HBP – Financial Accounting Online Course: Introductory Section, as preparation for the ACG6026 – Accounting for Managers course. The foundation courses are an instrumental part of the program. Online access will be granted once students confirm their admission.

In addition to participating in the mandatory Professional Development Seminars, you will also attend Accounting Boot Accelerators prior to the first day of classes. These Accelerators introduce basic accounting concepts and serve as good refresher courses to prepare you for the next level of material you will study. 

Core courses and seminars

ACG 6026 - Accounting for Managers (AC)

Presentation of the nature, techniques and uses of accounting from the perspective of people who manage businesses and investments in businesses. Covers both financial and management accounting.

QMB 6357C - Business Analysis for Decision Making

Review of the relevant quantitative techniques required for business analysis and decision making, including decision models, mathematical programming, statistics and forecasting. This is a WebCT and Excel based course. Prerequisites: College Algebra, computer literacy and working knowledge of Excel.

FIN 6446 - Competitive Strategy

Provision of tools for managerial decision-making in a variety of competitive environments including demand analysis, short- and long-run costs of production, demand for factors, market structure and competitive strategy.

FIN 6406 - Corporate Finance

In-depth examination of asset, liability and capital structure management, with emphasis on valuation capital budgeting techniques; risk evaluation; working capital management; and methods of short-term, intermediate and long-term financing. Prerequisites: ACG 6026 or equivalent.

MAR 6816 - Corporate Simulation

Course emphasis is on application and integration of concepts and tools, through participation in the marketing management of a firm in competition with other firms. The course's focal point is a computerized marketing management simulation. Prerequisites: ACG 6175, FIN 6406, and MAN 6501.

ACG 6175 - Financial Reporting and Analysis

Comprehensive treatment of analysis of financial statements as aid for decision making; looks at current state of financial reporting practices and impact of published statements on economic systems. Prerequisites: ACG 6026, FIN 6406 or equivalent.

FIN 6644 - Global Financial Strategy

Aspects of strategic financial environment and management of firms that operate in a global arena; to include recent developments in financial strategy, international trade and economic decision making. Prerequisite: FIN 6406.

MAN 6608 - International Business

This course examines the environmental variables affecting international operations, trade and investment theories, international institutions, and regional economic groups. It also focuses on international finance, international accounting, international marketing, and international management problems and issues.

BUL 6810 - Legal Environment of Business

Examines current legal, regulatory, ethical, and political issues within the context of public law. Topics include employment, antitrust, administrative, cyberlaw, and contracts and tort.

MAR 6805 - Marketing Management in the Global Environment

Analysis and application of theory and problem solving for marketing management in the global environment. Emphasis will be on the role of marketing in the organization; planning the marketing effort; management of the marketing organization; control of marketing operations; and evaluation of the marketing contribution.

MAN 6501 - Operations Management

This course covers analysis, design, and operations of organizational systems. The systems approach is used to provide a framework or general model of analysis, to which specific concepts, quantitative techniques, and tools can be related. The material presented has application to any organization of people and machines, including hospitals, governmental agencies, service organizations, and industrial concerns. Prerequisites: QMB 6357.

MAN 6245 - Organizational Behavior

Individual, interpersonal, and small group behavior in complex organizations. Focus on behavior, its causes, and management interventions to improve organizational effectiveness. Research methods to study organizational behavior.

MAN 6830 - Organization Information Systems

Introduction to information systems and their role in organizations from a user's viewpoint. Survey and application of the basic concepts necessary for understanding information systems. Study of the main activities in the development cycle used to acquire information systems capability.

Professional Development Seminars will focus on soft skills such as leadership, team building, oral presentation, and career exploration. There will be team-building activities, which include classroom exercises in group decision-making and problem-solving. Challenging outdoor exercises will be included to help participants build the skills they will need to work together in the program, and to succeed in today’s team-based organizations. Students will also work with a presentation skills coach to improve their communication skills that are critical to managerial success. Seminars are mandatory and are non-credit. Learn more here.

MAN 6726 - Strategic Management

The use of cases, guest lectures, and gaming to integrate the analysis and measurement tools, the functional areas and public policy issues. The objective is to develop skill in broad areas of rational decision-making in an administrative context of uncertainty. Should be taken in the last semester of master's program.

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