Course Listings

Full-Time MBA

Core Courses

BADM 7020 – Managerial Statistics

An important challenge facing managers is the interpretation of vast amounts of data generated in the world of business today. This course offers a framework for using statistics to analyze problems and interpret data. A major focus includes data analysis, statistical models, design, and analysis of experiments and basic probabilities to make appropriate inferences and good decisions in uncertain conditions. This course is an introduction to several analytical methods with a mix of data preparation and modeling techniques to solve managerial problems.

BADM 7030 – Financial Accounting

Financial statements are fundamental data for all organizations. This course explores the principles and practices of financial accounting by studying concepts and processes that underlie corporate financial statements. A major course goal includes analyzing corporate financial statements for financial reporting processes and firm performance. Topics include ethical responsibility to consumers of corporate financial information and financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statement of cash flow.

BADM 7050 – Information Systems

Advances in technology have created a Platform-Based Economy and placed the information technology (IT) department as an integral component of every business. This course focuses on the strategic utilization of IT and emphasizes practical applications, with a more organizational and managerial focus than a technical one. The course also embraces an Enterprise Architecture (or EA) perspective and explores how IT decisions derive from the strategic and operational needs of the firm. The approach is meant to teach all students, regardless of their familiarity with IT, about how to enact the EA necessary to drive enterprises in the modern business era.

BADM 7060 – Cost Accounting

Managerial accounting helps stakeholders evaluate internal economic conditions and make organizational decisions to improve performance. It also provides an important toolkit for developing competitive advantage by understanding a firm’s cost structure. This course examines cost accounting and management practices, with an emphasis on methods to determine the cost structure and its impact on pricing decisions and firm profitability.

BADM 7070 - Understanding Behavior in Organizations

Rooted in psychology and social psychology, organizational behavior seeks to understand, explain, predict, and influence the behavior of individuals and groups. This course focuses on three key dynamics that affect individual and group behavior within organizations: individual, interpersonal, and collective dynamics. Through this focus, three central goals emerge: (1) to understand and analyze why and how people - individually and collectively - do the things they do at work; (2) to apply these OB concepts to real-world challenges and problems in working with others; and (3) to enhance managerial and leadership potential.

BADM 7090 – Financial Management

Finance is the study of acquiring and allocating financial resources and determining how to create wealth and value to managers, financial analysts, stockholders, and creditors, among other key stakeholders. This course explores core ideas and principles that underlie modern finance theory and opportunities to apply theory to financial decision-making. The course also examines the role of corporate financial policy, including functions of capital markets and financial institutions, cost of capital, cash flow projections, capital management, and dividend policy, among other related areas.

BADM 7100 – Marketing Management

Marketing is responsible for generating and growing demand for an organization’s brands, products, and services. This course explores the concepts and tools of marketing and related business functions to create and deliver value to customers and stakeholders. It examines real-world marketing problems and offers learning frameworks to apply decision tools for marketing analysis. Important topics include marketing strategy, consumer behavior, customer value analysis, market opportunities, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services.

BADM 7120 – Operations Management

Firms exist to create and deliver value to customers, shareholders, employees, and society. Operations are the means – the underlying processes – by which firms create and deliver value. This course explores the organization, planning, design, development, and delivery of products and services. Important topics include operations strategy, supply chain management, process and capacity planning, risk analytics, and service management, among other related areas.

BADM 7140 – Business Law

Managers need a nuanced understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which they function. This includes making informed decisions about employment, contracts, commercial relationships, and intellectual property, among other areas. This course examines the ethical and legal considerations in business today as it relates to its employees and shareholders. Topics include areas of product liability, contracts, bankruptcy, and managerial aspects of antitrust and securities law.

BADM 7190 – Strategic Management

A strategy is an integrated set of choices about how an organization will achieve its mission and objectives – it is a plan for how to compete. An organization’s strategy must permeate all departments and functional areas. This course explores how an organization achieves and sustains a high level of success (competitive advantage) and the role the general manager plays in this process. The course also examines contemporary approaches to developing and sustaining a competitive advantage in global competition. Topics include competition for competence, strategy, and technology, managing home and host government relations, cooperative strategy, strategic alliances, organizational innovation, and managing global strategic change.

BADM 7200 – Economics

Business decisions related to production, employment, and investment depend much on the general course of the economy. This course develops a framework to analyze how changes in economic policies affect key economic variables, such as GDP, the unemployment rate, the inflation rate, interest rates, and exchange rates. This course will also examine market characteristics and economic environments in which businesses operate, as well as analyze firm behavior in response to changes in demand and cost conditions.

Elective Courses

BADM 7270 – Digital Marketing

The proliferation of internet, social media, and mobile channels are revolutionizing marketing techniques around the world. The ability to leverage digital media becomes increasingly important in the dawning post-pandemic marketplace. This course is intended to provide students cutting-edge expertise to keep pace by focusing on internet, social media, and mobile marketing techniques. Students by the end of the term are expected to have acquired the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct a marketing campaign in each of these cutting-edge mediums.

BADM 7270 – Project Management for the Agile Leader

This course is non-industry specific and includes a thorough understanding of using agile as a practical and valuable tool as a business leader. The course explores how agile should work, how to avoid pitfalls and the importance of scaling an agile transformation successfully across the organization and enterprise. Moreover, we will seek to learn the significance of balancing operations and driving innovation in the unpredictable and customer focused digital age. We will also explore the challenges, opportunities, and interpersonal dynamics that affect our capacity as agile business leaders and as teammates.

BADM 7270 – Healthcare Policy and Analysis

This course examines the health policy process in the formulation-implementation-evaluation framework. The political, economic, and legal aspects of health policy issues will be covered. Students will analyze the case of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (PPACA) to recognize the impact of PPACA on citizens, businesses, and institutions.

BADM 7270 – Leadership and Governance in Healthcare

This course is designed to provide the students with the tools and competencies necessary in participating and leading quality improvement initiatives in healthcare organizations. Students will be introduced to the philosophical and theoretical underpinning of quality improvement in healthcare, the measures of quality assessment, various risk management and patient safety tools that are commonly used in quality improvement initiatives; and the external and internal forces that drives quality improvement in healthcare.

BADM 7401 – Cybersecurity for Business

The ability to create a secure organizational environment is a growing challenge confronting the modern organization of today. As the security threats facing companies change to be more sophisticated, management can no longer hope to secure their enterprise without a systematic plan to do so. Effective enterprise security management requires participation from all the stakeholders in the organization, embedding planning for security into the culture of the firm, and practicing for the persistent threats that are facing the firm. While most managers view cybersecurity and the corresponding threats as strictly an IT problem, the reality is that cybersecurity threats are a joint problem between the business and IT that requires commitment, understanding, and training in all aspects of the organization. This course is designed to teach all managers how to create a response to cybersecurity threats from an integrated perspective that will enable a firm to be secure in the modern era.

BADM 7402 – Artificial Intelligence for Business

How to embrace and utilize the power of artificial intelligence (AI) is a growing challenge confronting the modern organization of today. As this technology becomes more commonplace and powerful, management can no longer afford to neglect the potential of this innovation to transform how we do business. This course is meant for students who want to learn the basics of AI and how AI can be applied to business. We will go through the mathematical and programming background of how AI algorithms work and look at how AI is being applied within the modern enterprise through examples of use cases where AI produced measurable ROI. We will conclude building an AI solution that has business value by going through the "concept to implementation" process. This course is designed to teach all managers how to apply AI within business to enable a firm to deliver on the promise of this innovative technology.

BADM 7403 – Cloud Strategy

The era of cloud computing is now upon us. As the need for organizational flexibility and decentralization of business decisions has evolved, with it has come the need for computing resources to be available on-demand in a scalable environment to enable the platformed economy. The cloud is being adopted in organizations of all sizes and in all industries and with it has come the need for every business executive and manager to understand how to create a strategy for the cloud. By the end of the course, students should be able to discuss frameworks and strategies for the cloud, management and administration of the cloud, different vendor options for the cloud, and how to integrate the cloud into the organization. They will also communicate technology cloud strategies concisely to a general business audience.

BADM 7270 – Financial Risk Management

Financial risk management is the process of identifying and controlling the risk in a business or non-profit. The principal objective is to align the entity’s desired risks with the risks it takes. In recent years, financial risk management, sometimes simply referred to as “risk management,” has become one of the most critical functions of an organization and one that can lead it to success or ruin.

BADM 7270 – Leadership Essentials

Leadership is a broad concept with different meanings and varying interpretations, yet it is one of the most critical functions affecting the success (and failure) of individuals, organizations, and businesses. In this course, we’ll focus on leadership as an essential practice for professionals at all levels irrespective of title, and explore the contemporary skills needed for personal and professional success. This course integrates applied learning activities, robust discussions, critical self-reflection, and peer collaboration projects to help you explore, experience, practice, and advance your skills as an effective, agile leader within today’s dynamic and diverse business environments.

BADM 7160 – Negotiations

Success in business requires collaboration and agreement with other people. To achieve that end, negotiation skills are necessary. Success also requires heightened sensitivity to potential ethical issues. This course is designed to enable students to become more effective negotiators and ethical decision makers through exposure to theory and sound practice tenets.

BADM 7270 – Entrepreneurial Consulting

This course aims to educate students on the foundational building blocks of business plan modeling, allowing them to deliver real solutions to small businesses in the development and startup stages. Students will lead consulting engagements with companies that recently completed the Nexus Ignition Entrepreneur Accelerator program in partnership with LSU. Students will deliver the next phase of business model development and planning for the participating businesses. In addition, they can expect to develop a much deeper knowledge regarding the operational, marketing, and financial aspects of building a business. This course will provide hands on experience presenting to real businesses and working in a real-world team environment.

BADM 7270 – Entrepreneurship

Principles of thinking like an entrepreneur and planning for new product/service success by understanding the value proposition and what customers really want. This is accomplished by implementing proven techniques used in the creation of the Business Model Canvas. This course will focus on the entrepreneurial mindset and the challenges facing those who want to create their own business. Topics to be covered during this course include value mapping, visual thinking, customer discovery, business model design, and small business management, among other related areas.

BADM 7270 – Energy and Climate Policy

This course covers energy and its role in local, domestic, and international markets. Topics include major challenges in policy and in business as it relates to energy technology, transition, and meeting the needs of an ever-growing population. Each student will analyze and build case studies on companies and users, including private and public entities, to better understand how energy demands are met. The supply-demand analysis will include presentations by industry participants including economists, analysts, regulators, and operators from the full value chain.

BADM 7270 – Energy Supply Chain

Energy is necessary for modern life. It powers our homes and businesses, moves people and products across the globe, and is used to manufacture the products we use every day. Simply put, without inexpensive and reliable energy, our current way of life would simply not be possible. This course will analyze the energy supply chain from up-stream oil and

gas operations, mid-stream pipelines, down-stream refining and chemical manufacturing, electricity

generation, transmission, and distribution, among others.

BADM 7270 – Sports Business and Finance

This course introduces the sports business marketplace, including introduction to the marketing, financial and accounting acumen necessary for managers to succeed in collegiate and professional sports organizations. Topics as they relate to these sectors include branding, fiscal and budgetary control and the skills used in the day-to-day operations of Division One Collegiate Athletic and Pro Sports programs.

BADM 7270 – Professional Communication

This course will help you develop the professional written and oral communication skills you need as a leader. You will learn how to effectively market yourself and communicate with confidence and poise. You will also learn the specific skills needed to be effective in various business situations, including meetings, presentations, interviews, community activities, and networking opportunities. This extends to your web presence as well, particularly in how you present yourself in Zoom meetings and manage your personal and professional brand. Most importantly, you will learn how to design and deliver audience-centered presentations as one of your key differentiators in business.

BADM 7270 – Healthcare Quality Management

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and the tools necessary to conduct and lead quality management initiatives in healthcare organizations. Students will be introduced to the theoretical aspects of quality management; the measures of quality assessment; the patient safety tools; the external and internal forces that drive quality improvement; and evaluation of quality management initiatives in healthcare organizations.