MBA Online Curriculum
The Reinhardt MBA Online includes 10 courses designed for business leaders. The content in these courses is designed to be immediately applicable in professional and personal situations. Reinhardt MBA Online classes address teamwork dynamics, networking strategies, management skills, marketing, accounting, project management, communication, research and management.
Reinhardt MBA courses include:
Advanced Accounting and Finance
This course integrates the concepts of financial and managerial accounting to prepare the manager to use accounting to assess and manage the health of the organization. Topics include balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, and internal analysis techniques. This course will be provided online
This course examines the theoretical concepts of leadership and their implication to the organizational environment. Emphasis is placed on various models of leadership and their implication to culture, ethics, organizational change, performance management, strategy, leadership pipelines, and organizational development. The topics are focused on the sustainability of the organization through the maintenance and enhancement of competitive advantage.
This course examines concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyze and improve operational capabilities of an organization. The topics covered include business logistics/physical distribution and supply chain strategy and management, process analysis and innovation, capacity analysis, inventory management, postponement, production control, coordination, and sustainability, operational risk, quality management, customer service, revenue management and pricing.
This course is an examination of modern concepts of effective business communications. Discussions focus on the theoretical bases of communication, the communication process, communication skills, case analysis, and development and implementation of business communication strategies.
Human Resource Management
This course teaches students to devise integrated organizational structures and strategies leading to competitive advantage through effective and creative management of people. Emphasis is placed on managing human assets in the context of a firm's strategy, industry, and stakeholder environment. Topics in the course include human resource strategy, management of intangibles, strategic industry analysis, structuring for success, strategic alignment, human resource planning, and successful talent management
Managerial Accounting at the graduate level offers real world tools for decision making within the framework of organizational strategy. Effective tools are linked with management concepts such as strategic position analysis, value chain analyses, and affects on decisions of how a business competes in the marketplace. Traditional cost behavior concepts, cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, and product costing are updated with real world examples and decision cases. New measures for relevant costs and reflective performance reports are prepared with reporting alternatives by segment, with transfer pricing and ending with an overall balanced scorecard.
Law and Ethics
This course examines statutory laws, administrative regulations, and the influence of ethics on business. More specifically, the course will explore legal, regulatory and ethical issues that have an impact on the conduct and management of business. Areas of exploration include administrative law, agency, antitrust, consumer protection, contracts dispute resolution, employment law and diversity regulation, environmental protection, ethics and social responsibility, international trade, securities regulation, and, stakeholders - who they are, what they want, and what they are owed.
This course is centered on the theory and application of quantitative methods for decision making. Students learn how to present, summarize, and analyze data as an aid to decision making under uncertainty. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic PERT analysis probability theory, forecasting methods, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis and capital budgeting—as they apply to business and management problems.
The central theme of this course is competitive advantage. What strategies do firms employ to establish and sustain their competitive advantage(s)? Topics include pricing, costing, creating barriers to entry, marketing, currency valuation, efficiency and alternative market structures.
This course examines the decision maker’s process for producing a marketing strategy consistent with the underlying factors present in various situations. Case analysis is emphasized to help develop strategic marketing skills.
Synthesis of knowledge in the role of strategist is the thrust of the course. In prior coursework, emphasis was placed on the strategic development of parts of the whole, such as human resources, communication, marketing, and finance, supported by quantitative and process learning components. This MBA capstone experience requires the student to integrate concepts from prior course work in the crafting of an organization's strategic plan.