Program Courses

Reinhardt University MBA Curriculum

The Reinhardt MBA curriculum offers superior training and applications in the professional business arena.

The Practicum and the Portfolio of the Reinhardt MBA provide opportunities for hands-on applications and produce experiences and deliverables that can be used in a hiring and/or promotion process:

10 Relevant and Applicable Courses for Business Leaders

The Reinhardt MBA includes 10 courses designed for business leaders.  Much of the content is immediately applicable in professional and personal situations. Reinhardt MBA classes address teamwork dynamics, networking strategies, management skills, marketing, accounting, project management, communication, research and management.

A targeted practicum is held on a Saturday after every set (two) of courses.

Reinhardt MBA courses include:

Reinhardt MBA Practicum
BUS 601 Managing Organizations
BUS 610 Organizational Communication
BUS 621 Human Resource Management
BUS 625 Managerial Accounting
BUS 640 Law and Ethics
BUS 641 Quantitative Decision Making
BUS 661 Economics
BUS 665 Marketing
BUS 680 Global Management
BUS 690 Strategic Management
Reinhardt MBA Practicum

Practicum -  Each set of 7-week courses is followed by a one-week practicum that provides the hands-on experience and practical applications that lead to a comprehensive understanding of business organizations.

"The program is... almost unprecedented in terms of the faculty cohort advisor-led practicums," said Dr. Donald Wilson, interim dean of the McCamish School of Business.

The first four are one credit hour; the last practicum is two credit hours.

The course numbers are:

  • BUS 615
  • BUS 635
  • BUS 655
  • BUS 675
  • BUS 695
Practium dates are scheduled by the cohort faculty mentor.

 

Amy Fernandez ‘14, Josh Bagby ‘14, and Jillian Kendall ‘14

Stacey Williams ‘14

Helen Below ‘14

BUS 601 Managing Organizations

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

The purpose of this course is to help participants think about the design, structure, and management of organizations. Managers recognize that the critical sources of competitive advantage are not only having the most ingenious product design, the most brilliant marketing strategy, or the most state-of-the-art production technology. Having an effective understanding of how to obtain, mobilize, and manage an organization's assets is also essential to both immediate and long-term success.
BUS 610 Organizational Communication

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

This Reinhardt MBA course examines modern concepts of effective business communications. It includes discussions on:
  • the theoretical bases of modern business communication,
  • the communication process,
  • communication skills,
  • case analysis, and
  • development and implementation of business communication strategies.
BUS 621 Human Resource Management

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

This Reinhardt MBA course seeks to aid students in devising 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 the firm's strategy, industry and stakeholder environment.

Course topics include:

  • human resource strategy,
  • management of intangibles,
  • strategic industry analysis,
  • structuring for success,
  • strategic alignment,
  • human resource planning, and
  • successful talent management.
BUS 625 Managerial Accounting

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

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.

In this age of global competition, innovation, technology advancements, reengineering and employee empowerment, decision makers at all levels within the organization can benefit from tools. Ethical dilemmas within the context of measurement and decision situations also receive extensive coverage. The course addresses the critical need for managers to be able to integrate financial and non-financial information for better strategic, organizational, and operational decisions.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Make informed critical business decisions using financial and non-financial tools.
  • Reasonably estimate and pick out relevant costs and benefits for decision-making.
  • Use cost behavior, volume and activity analysis to impact planning.
  • Analyze and contrast traditional job costing, variable and process product costing.
  • Compare make-or-buy decision strategies including an assessment of outsourcing.
  • Apply activity based costing (ABC) and activity based management topics including customer profitability analysis.
  • Critique current trends toward lean production and lean accounting for just-in-time inventory management, service department costs, target costing, continuous improvement and benchmarking.
  • Make an operational budget with variance analysis for a revenue center.
BUS 640 Law and Ethics

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

This Reinhardt MBA 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.
BUS 641 Quantitative Decision Making

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

This Reinhardt MBA course provides insight to the the theory and application of quantitative methods for decision making. Students will learn how to present, summarize and analyze data as an aid to decision making under uncertainty.

Course topics include:

  • descriptive statistics,
  • probability theory,
  • forecasting methods,
  • hypothesis testing, and
  • analysis of variance and regression analysis as they apply to business and management problems.
BUS 661 Economics

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

Economic analysis provides the framework to consider the problems of resource allocation that confront managers.

Course topics include:

  • strategies firms employ to establish and sustain competitive advantage,
  • production and cost functions,
  • alternative market structures and
  • the profit criteria for long-run planning and investment decisions.
BUS 665 Marketing

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

This course provides an analytical examination of the decision maker's process needed to produce a sound marketing strategy consistent with the underlying factors present in various situations.

Case analysis is emphasized to help develop strategic marketing skills.

BUS 680 Global Management

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA
This Global Management course:

  • focuses on the key management operation issues in leading companies globally,
  • provides insight on multinational business strategies and
  • discusses political, economic, and cultural influences on the international marketplace.

Students will research and prepare an international business plan to introduce a product or service in a specific country.

BUS 690 Strategic Management

3 credits - Reinhardt MBA

Synthesis of knowledge in the role of strategist is the thrust of the course. In prior coursework, emphasis was on the strategic development of parts of the whole, such as human resources, communication, marketing, and finance, supported by quantitative and process learning components.

Reinhardt MBA Capstone Course

This is the capstone experience in the Reinhardt MBA.  The student takes on the role of champion of the strategic vision and integrate concepts from prior coursework in the crafting of the organization's strategic plan.

Contact

Program Questions:

Dr. Dana L. Hall, Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Business
770-720-5756
DLH@reinhardt.edu

 

 

Admission Questions:

Office of Professional Studies and Graduate Admissions
770-720-9191
gradadmissions@reinhardt.edu