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MBA Program - Accredited Online MBA Degree

Online MBA Degree Program - Accredited Online MBA Program
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MBA Degree

40 Semester Hours

Course Sequence (40 hours)

  • MBA 707 - MBA FOUNDATIONS (4)

    MBA 707

    MBA FOUNDATIONS

    Course Description

    More than ever before, the ability to understand and be understood is critical for success in the corporate world. Communication is no longer limited by the narrow definitions of the past. Achieving a business leadership position today means not only being adept at both oral and written communication, but also understanding communication from a strategic point of view and knowing how to effectivel
  • MBA 711 - BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (4)

    MBA 711

    BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

    Course Description

    This course systematically explores the external environment in which businesses operate - legal and regulatory, macroeconomic, cultural, political, technological, and natural. Additionally, the course will examine the critical opportunities and threats that arise from an analysis of external business conditions. Students will apply scenario planning to a selected industry and synthesize trends in
  • MBA 731 - OPERATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 731

    OPERATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    In today's business environment, the success of organizations depends on the effective and efficient management of operations. Methods to select, plan, and improve organizational processes will be examined. The application of optimal capacity decisions in supply chains, development production, and inventory plans and schedules will be performed. The student will learn quality management and improv
  • MBA 721 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 721

    MARKETING MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    In today's business world, success can often be attributed more to the genius of a company's marketing efforts than to the genius of its products or services. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for anyone who wishes to achieve a position of leadership. You will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and
  • MBA 733 - FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (4)

    MBA 733

    FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

    Course Description

    Effective leadership in today's complex and highly regulated business environment demands more than a working knowledge of basic accounting practices. Managers must fully grasp sophisticated financial and managerial accounting concepts and be able to apply them with ease in handling day-to-day responsibilities. Managers must also be well versed in the intricacies of corporate governance and asset
  • MBA 713 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 713

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    Organizations are composed of groups of people who work together to achieve defined outcomes. Experience has proven time and again that the key factor which differentiates successful companies from those who struggle to survive is people who make up the employee base. While the human resources function is given the specific task of planning for and resolving many employee-related issues and needs,
    1
  • MBA 723 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (4)

    MBA 723

    MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

    Course Description

    This course surveys the fundamental concepts and methods of economic analysis for managers. Real-world decision making is emphasized. Application of key economic concepts such as market demand, market supply, market equilibrium, marginal analysis, production, costs, revenue, profit, and market structure constitute the core material of the course.
    2
  • MBA 727 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 727

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    Globalization has opened the world marketplace to companies that were once merely regional or even local operations. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and decision-making skills to perform effectively as a leader within a company with global operations. Course content covers multinational business strategies, from exporting to foreign direct investment, as well as economic, p
    3
  • MBA 737 - CORPORATE FINANCE (4)

    MBA 737

    CORPORATE FINANCE

    Course Description

    Financial decisions made at the higher levels of a business organization can have far-reaching effects. Intended to achieve firm operating goals and create shareholder value, they must be made judiciously, with a thorough understanding of all the factors involved. In this course, you will learn to apply the analytical techniques required for developing effective and workable financial solutions at
  • MBA 741 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 741

    STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    One of the keys to success for today's organizations is their ability to develop, implement, and accurately evaluate effective business strategies. In this course, you will integrate the knowledge you have gained from your prior MBA courses to develop and sharpen your skills for formulating, deploying, and assessing an organization's strategy for achieving competitive advantage in the marketplace.
1 OR choose an Elective
2 OR choose an Elective
3 OR choose an Elective

Electives (12 hours)

Students must complete the Master of Business Administration core courses (MBA 707, MBA 711, MBA 731, MBA 721, and MBA 733) before taking 12 hours of graduate elective courses. Students may take graduate courses offered at Franklin to meet the elective requirement, as listed below. Students must meet the prerequisite requirements for any graduate elective course or must obtain approval of the appropriate Program Chair to admit them into the course by waiving any prerequisite requirements. Following the elective courses, students must take the remaining MBA core courses (MBA 737 and MBA 741).

Master of Science - Marketing & Communication
  • MCM 711 - DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES (4)

    MCM 711

    DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES

    Course Description

    The integration of existing and emerging technology with marketing and communication strategies has become a major marketing and societal force. Topics explored in this course will range from social media strategies to the metrics used to analyze the impact of Internet marketing campaigns.
  • MCM 713 - MARKETING COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS (4)

    MCM 713

    MARKETING COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS

    Course Description

    The ability to communicate effectively has never been more important than in today's complex marketing environment. In this course, you will develop a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of effective marketing communication planning and implementation.
  • MCM 721 - CREATIVE CONCEPTS (4)

    MCM 721

    CREATIVE CONCEPTS

    Course Description

    This course will investigate the strategies underlying creative executions used in marketing communication campaigns.
  • MCM 723 - METRICS & ANALYTICS (4)

    MCM 723

    METRICS & ANALYTICS

    Course Description

    This course will expose students to a variety of fiscal and analytical competencies required for effective management and administration of marketing communication projects and departments. Instruction and assignments are designed to help you gain a comfort level with key marketing analytics such as forecasts, break-even analyses, budgets, financial statements, return on marketing (ROM) analyses,
  • MCM 727 - BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH (4)

    MCM 727

    BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH

    Course Description

    Understanding consumer motives and actions are essential to the success of any marketing effort. Students will explore consumer behavior, specifically analyzing consumer wants and needs and researching solutions to consumer problems. Students will learn to determine which qualitative and quantitative research measurements and analyses are best suited for specific types of consumer analyses.
  • MCM 731 - APPLIED MARKETING COMMUNICATION THEORY (4)

    MCM 731

    APPLIED MARKETING COMMUNICATION THEORY

    Course Description

    Case studies, reflective exercises, advanced readings, and practical experiences are among the methods used in this course to illustrate how theorists and strategists will drive the continued evolution of the marketing communication professions.
Master of Science in Business Psychology
  • PSYC 601 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY (4)

    PSYC 601

    INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

    Course Description

    A brief history and overview of the fields of business and psychology as well as a discussion of the issues and opportunities related to their integration. Topics include brain organization and dominance, neuroethics, neurolinguistic programming, multiminds, mindmapping and the application of positive psychology to work settings. Includes the application of recent discoveries in cognitive psycholo
  • PSYC 602 - INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (4)

    PSYC 602

    INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

    Course Description

    This course focuses on the application of systems theory, social psychology concepts, organizational lifecycles, and biological principles to the understanding of business operations. Includes a review of basic business principles, multiple intelligences, organizational intelligence, organizational culture, emotional intelligence, biomimicry and organizational DNA.
  • PSYC 603 - MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY (4)

    PSYC 603

    MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Course Description

    This course will explore the psychological influences on the development and behavior of managers and organizational leaders. Topics include: follower influences, nature vs. nurture in the development of leaders, relationship of personality to leadership style, behavioral decision- making biases, tactical, operational, and strategic decision-making , group think, and scenario planning.
  • PSYC 604 - BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND NEUROFINANCE (4)

    PSYC 604

    BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND NEUROFINANCE

    Course Description

    An inquiry into how brain structures limit or reinforce economic and financial decision making. Topics include: basic principles of behavioral economics, measures of economic and financial performance, logical and non-linear decision-making, human factors in finance, and essential financial analysis.
  • PSYC 605 - PSYCHOLOGY OF MARKETING (4)

    PSYC 605

    PSYCHOLOGY OF MARKETING

    Course Description

    This course provides an exploration of the use of behavioral science techniques to influence product and service creation, pricing, promotion and distribution channels. Includes a discussion on the use of functional magnetic resonance studies, psychological persuasion, subliminal cues, lie detection, and consumer color choice.
  • PSYC 606 - PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RESOURCES (4)

    PSYC 606

    PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    Course Description

    This course provides an investigation into the use of psychology in the acquisition of organizational talent, the retention and development of individual talent, and the selective departure of talent. Areas of interest include: applicant testing, the organizational impact of generational differences, individual and group motivation, coping with organizational stressors, the psychology of individua
  • PSYC 607 - PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND CHANGE (4)

    PSYC 607

    PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND CHANGE

    Course Description

    This course provides a study of the relationship between creativity, innovation and change from a psychological perspective. Areas of interest include: social-technical change waves, change facilitation, unintended consequences, Appreciative Inquiry, creativity enhancement, and diffusion of innovation.
  • PSYC 608 - PSYCHOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONAL COACHING (4)

    PSYC 608

    PSYCHOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONAL COACHING

    Course Description

    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the discipline of executive and organizational coaching from a psychological viewpoint. The focus will be on the practical use of the principles of psychology over the lifecycle of a typical coaching assignment. Topics to be covered include: optimal practitioner characteristics, coach selection, psychology-based approaches to coaching, coaching
Master of Healthcare Administration
  • HCM 735 - HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (4)

    HCM 735

    HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

    Course Description

    The course provides an extensive overview of leadership in the U.S. health services system. The focus of the course will be on the role health services leadership plays in the delivery of healthcare services, to include managing with professionals, financial management, services utilization, and other aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. The student will explore the key theoretical and practical
  • HCM 742 - HEALTHCARE LAWS AND ETHICS (4)

    HCM 742

    HEALTHCARE LAWS AND ETHICS

    Course Description

    In this course the student will develop a strong foundation of health law, enabling them to deal with common legal and practical moral and ethical issues facing the healthcare organization on a daily basis. Topics will include statutory laws, rules and regulations, review of tort laws, criminal law, contract law, civil procedures and trial practice. The student will examine numerous legal, moral,
  • HCM 752 - HEALTH POLICY (4)

    HCM 752

    HEALTH POLICY

    Course Description

    This course will explore the essential conceptual and analytical understanding of health policymaking and politics, including their impact on health administration and leadership. Selected policy issues will be explored through the application of political concepts and behavioral models, including a system model of policymaking. The emphasis will be on understanding the health leaders approach to
  • HCM 762 - GLOBAL HEALTH (4)

    HCM 762

    GLOBAL HEALTH

    Course Description

    The student will examine demographic measurements, epidemiological methods, outcomes assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention from a global perspective.
Master of Public Administration
  • CJAD 700 - EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (4)

    CJAD 700

    EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

    Course Description

    Applying strategic decision making strategies, students will analyze the structures, practices, and performance of organizations in the administration of justice, including courts, law enforcement, and corrections, both not-for-profit and for-profit. Applied perspectives in ethical leadership functions that respond to organizational problems and objectives through best-practices will also be addre
  • CJAD 710 - ADULT AND JUVENILE SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE (4)

    CJAD 710

    ADULT AND JUVENILE SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE

    Course Description

    Students will analyze complex and multi-systemic adult and juvenile systems of justice and social control mechanisms on both a micro and macro level. Attention will be given to innovative initiatives and best-practices from across the nation with a view toward positive social change. Technology for effective cross-system collaboration will also be addressed, as will the role of constitutional prot
  • CJAD 720 - CRIMINOLOGY THEORY AND SOLUTIONS TO CRIME (4)

    CJAD 720

    CRIMINOLOGY THEORY AND SOLUTIONS TO CRIME

    Course Description

    Students will evaluate contemporary criminology theories and apply them to formulate prevention, treatment, and crime control models, within a framework of cultural diversity. Crime data relationships and patterns will also be integrated with biological, psychological, and sociological theories of criminal behavior in a critical evaluation of contemporary criminological theories. Policy formation
  • PUAD 701 - FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION (4)

    PUAD 701

    FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION

    Course Description

    Students examine fundamental public service values that differentiate the mission and purpose of government and nonprofit organizations from those of private, for-profit, organizations. The course focuses on applying public administration and organizational theories to analyze administrative problems faced by leaders and managers implementing government and nonprofit programs. Students learn to th
  • PUAD 710 - MANAGING PERSONNEL & INFORMATION SYSTEMS (4)

    PUAD 710

    MANAGING PERSONNEL & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Course Description

    Students learn fundamental concepts and tools for managing the two most important organizational resources - people and information. The course emphasizes application of human resources concepts and tools for attracting, retaining, and developing employees and improving organizational performance in government and nonprofit organizations. Information technology concepts and tools for managing gove
  • PUAD 715 - METHODOLOGICAL REASONING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (4)

    PUAD 715

    METHODOLOGICAL REASONING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    Course Description

    Students learn to apply fundamental methodological concepts and analytical tools necessary for contributing to administrative and policy discussions, critically assessing causal claims, and making informed administrative and policy decisions. The goal is to have students become critical consumers of academic research and professional reports and confidently apply statistical concepts and technique
  • PUAD 725 - MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING METHODS (4)

    PUAD 725

    MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING METHODS

    Course Description

    Students learn fundamental concepts and tools for systematically analyzing administrative problems and making decisions that improve organizational performance. Specific techniques for analyzing common administrative problems are learned and the relevance of accounting for public values in such analyses is examined. Students also learn to use project management tools for effectively managing admin
  • PUAD 745 - STRATEGY, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION (4)

    PUAD 745

    STRATEGY, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION

    Course Description

    Students learn to think strategically about leading organizations operating in a competitive political environment where collaboration is required to advance the organizational mission. The course focuses on using strategic and network management concepts and tools to improve organizational performance. The importance of strategically managing organizational communication is also examined. Finally
  • PUAD 750 - LEADING PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (4)

    PUAD 750

    LEADING PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

    Course Description

    Students learn to think and act as ethical leaders within a public service context. The course focuses on putting administrative decisions and organizational plans into action. Students learn to use leadership concepts and tools and interpersonal skills for working with individuals and groups to effectively execute administrative plans and make decisions. Students also develop knowledge and skills
Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • HRM 702 - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND DISCIPLINE (4)

    HRM 702

    EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND DISCIPLINE

    Course Description

    The primary purpose of this course is to introduce the principle theories and practices in the area of employment and workplace law. Topics include the federal and state laws associated with hiring, firing and discipline, medical leave (including FMLA, ADA and worker's compensation), discrimination, harassment, immigration, labor law, unemployment compensation, workplace privacy. Additional topics
  • HRM 703 - LABOR RELATIONS: PROCESS AND LAW (4)

    HRM 703

    LABOR RELATIONS: PROCESS AND LAW

    Course Description

    This course examines employment relations from a historical perspective including the creation and rise of unionism, the evolution of collective bargaining, recent civil rights acts affecting the workplace, and concludes by envisioning what the future may hold regarding employee, employer relations. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the HR manager with regard to employment relations,
  • HRM 704 - PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEMS (4)

    HRM 704

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEMS

    Course Description

    This course provides an in-depth understanding of performance appraisals and related issues. Topics focus on goal-setting, feedback and the rating process.
  • HRM 705 - COMPENSATION DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION (4)

    HRM 705

    COMPENSATION DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION

    Course Description

    This course examines compensation and benefits administration and design of compensation systems, job evaluation, internal and external pay equity, wage and salary surveys, pay-for-performance plans and other forms of financial and non-financial incentives. Topics include the pay model, the role of unions, benefit options, pay for performance plans, appraisals, benefit options, and legal issues su
  • HRM 706 - ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION (4)

    HRM 706

    ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION

    Course Description

    This course addresses the need for planned change focused on an organization's ability to compete strategically. The framework of consultation as helping organizations reach a level of optimum performance will be applied. Topics addressed include individual, team, and organization-wide interventions that can raise productivity/quality, improve competitiveness, increase skills, morale, and commitme
  • HRM 707 - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (4)

    HRM 707

    ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

    Course Description

    This course explores the elements of leadership and delineates the principles necessary for success in a global environment. Discussion of the role and function of leadership will include an in-depth analysis and study of needs impacting individuals, organizations, and society. This course provides students with leadership skills and competencies on which to build an individual model for effective
  • HRM 708 - STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING (4)

    HRM 708

    STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING

    Course Description

    The course will introduce students to the field of strategic human resource management (SHRM). Current topics in SHRM that have resulted from environmental and organizational challenges, e.g., technology, globalization, legislation, restructuring, work/life balance, changing labor markets, are discussed Emphasis will be placed on problem solving issues, policies, and practices affecting HR special
  • HRM 709 - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4)

    HRM 709

    INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    This course examines the major factors involved in managing international assignments including strategic selection, training, organizational development, cultural adjustment, repatriation, and immigration.

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