Main  Plan of Study  MS-MBA Courses

Plan of Study for the MS-MBA Option
Starting in 2014

  Purdue University Course
 
Indiana University Course

Printable calendar for MS-MBA Option

MODULE
DATE
COURSE
CREDITS
YEAR ONE
Pre-Fall 2014
Residency
Aug 17-22, 2014
(Kelley) C511 – Pre-Fall Intensive - Leading Change. To be held in Bloomington, Ind.
1.5
Fall 2014
Sept 9 - Nov 22, 2014
(Purdue) AGEC 684– Applied Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
3
 
(Purdue) AGEC 681 – Economics for Food & Agribusiness Managers
3
 

Residency Nov. 2-7, 2014

Purdue residency session to be held in West Lafayette, Indiana. This residency is a continuation of the Purdue courses above.
 
Winter 2014
Dec 1- Feb. 28, 2015
(Kelley) C521 – Managing Accounting Information for Decision Making
3
   
(Kelley) C570 – Strategic Marketing Management
3
Spring 2015
 March 9 - May 30, 2015
(Kelley) C540 – Financial Management
3
   
(Kelley) C580 – Operations Management
3
Summer 2015
 June 8 - Aug. 29, 2015
(Kelley) C560 – Strategic Management and Business Planning
3
Summer 2015
 

(Purdue) AGEC 687 – Problem Solving and Project Management for Decision Makers

Summer break June 28-July 4, 2015

3
YEAR TWO
Pre-Fall 2015
Residency
Aug 16 - 21, 2015
(Kelley) C514 – Pre-Fall Intensive — Managing Human Resources in a Global Environment. To be held in Bloomington, Ind
1.5
Fall 2015
Sept 8 - Nov. 21, 2015
(Purdue) AGEC 685 – Advanced Quantitative Methods: Decision Making Under Uncertainty
3
   
(Purdue) AGEC 682 – The Macroeconomic, Trade, and Policy Environment of the Food System
3
 
Residency
Nov. 1 - 6, 2015
Purdue residency session to be held in West Lafayette, Indiana. This residency is a continuation of the distance education courses above.
 
Winter 2015
Nov. 30, 2015 -Feb 27, 2016
(Kelley) C550 – Law and Ethics in Business
3
   
(Kelley) C522 – Information Technology for Managers

Winter break Dec. 20-26, 2015

3
Spring 2016
 Mar 7 - May 28, 2016
(Purdue) AGEC 688 – Business Analysis Capstone Course
3
   
(Purdue) AGEC 686 – Strategic Food and Agribusiness Management
3
 
Residency
May 8 - 13, 2016
(Not Confirmed
)
International residency to be held at an international partner school. This residency is a continuation of the distance education courses above.
 
   

Purdue Sessions Complete
Purdue University M.S. Awarded


Required:
Kelley: 15
Purdue: 21
Total: 36
 
August 6, 2016
Commencement  
Summer 2016
June 6 - Aug 27, 2016
(Kelley) C562 – Developing Strategic Capabilities
3
   
(Kelley) C?? – Advanced Elective that you pick

Summer Break: July 3 - 9, 2016
3
YEAR THREE
Fall 2016
 Sept 6 - Nov 19, 2016
(Kelley) C?? –Advanced Elective that you pick
3
   
(Kelley) C?? –Advanced Elective that you pick
3
   

Kelley Sessions Complete
Indiana University MBA Awarded

Kelley: 36
Purdue: 21
Total: 57

Course Descriptions:

YEAR ONE:


Pre-Fall Module

KELLEY - Kelley Connect Week (residency in Bloomington) C511 - (1.5 cr.) – Leading Change. Today's business environment forces executives to use every tool at their disposal to create and maintain an effective and adaptable organization. A major source of effectiveness and adaptability is the way in which the company's efforts are organized - its systems, structures, management process, rewards and strategies. The primary job of senior management today is to design, build and operate organizations that function effectively. What this means is that the organization is in a constant state of change. Understanding the change process is vital. Knowing the roadblocks to effective change is very important. The role of the manager as a change agent becomes critical. Often the problems arise not from the change itself, but the process of making the change. Individuals resist change. it is a natural phenomenon. How and why this change manifests itself is a central issue in the course. Developing the skills to move through the change process not knowing what roadblocks one might encounter is becomeing incredibily valuable.

Fall Module:

PURDUE - AGEC 681 - Economics for Food and Agribusiness Managers (3 cr.)
Addresses the institutional setting and structure of the food and agricultural markets. Encompasses both the domestic and international dimensions of the food chain, including consumer demand, global sourcing, and worldwide production potential. Also focuses on managerial economics as applied to such topics as food system market structure, the nature and dimensions of domestic and global competition, the components of cost and revenue, and the food system value chain.

PURDUE - AGEC 684 - Applied Quantitative Methods for Decision Making  (3 cr.) Explores the application of contemporary concepts and quantitative techniques for decision making in the face of uncertainty and/or multiple conflicting objectives. Focus is on application of these tools to decisions facing the food and agricultural business manager. Also explores key areas of risk management of the food and agricultural firm including price, production, strategic, regulatory, technology, market/competitor, political, financial, and exchange rate risk

PURDUE residency one week at end of the fall module.

Winter Module:

KELLEY - C521 - Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making (3 cr.) Provides a user-oriented understanding of how accounting information should be managed to ensure its availability on a timely and relevant basis for decision making. The first part of the course reviews financial accounting and reporting while the second part of the course focuses on cost-benefit analysis for evaluating the potential value-added results from planning, organizing and controlling a firm’s accounting information. The use of cases, forum discussions and computer support is used extensively.

KELLEY - C570 - Strategic Marketing Management (3 cr.) An introduction to the process of creating a market-driven organization. Specific topics include marketing strategy, market research and analysis, and the development of products and services, pricing, distribution and promotion. The course employs lecture, classroom discussion through threaded discussion forums, case analysis and field research projects.

Spring Module:

KELLEY - C540 - Financial Management (3 cr.) Provides a working knowledge of the tools and analytical conventions used in the practice of corporate finance; establishes an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory to be used in application of analytical reasoning to business problems; and explores the interrelationship among corporate policies and decisions. Course work will include problem sets, study group preparation of executive summary memos and critiques, and use of PC spreadsheets to develop a planning model for a case focusing on funds requirement.

KELLEY - C580 - Operations Management (3 cr.) Surveys the management of operations in manufacturing and service firms. Diverse activities, such as determining the size and type of production process, purchasing the appropriate raw materials, planning and scheduling the flow of materials and the nature and content of inventories, assuring product quality, and deciding on the production hardware and how it gets used, comprise this function of the company. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills. The topics considered include process analysis, workforce issues, materials management, quality and productivity, technology, and strategic planning, together with relevant analytical techniques. The course makes considerable use of business cases. Most classes will be spent discussing the cases assigned. For each case, students will be asked to review actual company situations and apply technical and managerial skills to recommending courses of action. Most cases will be taken from manufacturing, but some will be service-oriented. Several of the cases will focus on international companies or issues.

Summer Module:

KELLEY - C560 - Strategic Management and Business Planning (3 cr.) This course introduces students to strategic management and planning. In the course, you are asked to develop and execute a business strategy in a business simulation. In the Kelley Direct Online MBA Program, you are asked to develop a wide variety of skills and competencies in management. Developing and executing a business plan is only one of these skills. In addition, many of the skills and competencies addressed in this course will receive progressively greater refining in subsequent courses. As a result, this course should be viewed as in introduction to many issues that you will address again from different perspectives throughout the remainder of the MBA program.

PURDUE – AGEC 687 - Problem Solving and Project Management for Decision Makers (3 cr.) Develops a structured approach to problem solving, including problem definition, development of alternatives, identifying consequences, assessing trade-offs, and making informed choices.  Research methods and project management concepts will be addressed.  A major business analysis project will be framed during the course, to be completed as part of the capstone course in business analysis.

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Year Two:

Pre-Fall Module

KELLEY - Kelley Connect Week (residency in Bloomington) C514 - Managing Human resources in a Global environment (1.5 cr.)
Organizations must devise and effectively execute business strategies that are intended to attract, hire, lure, develop, retain, motivate and evaluate employees in order to achieve organizational objectives. Managing Human Resources in a Global Environment introduces students to key issues, practices and principles that help organizations to manage their human resources effectively. C514 also emphasizes the practice of human resource management in a global marketplace.

Fall Module:

PURDUE - AGEC 685 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Decision Making Under Uncertainty (3 cr.) Explores key areas of risk management of the food and agricultural firm including price, production, strategic, regulatory, technology, market/competitor, political, financial, and exchange rate risk.  Contemporary tools such as score carding, decision trees, and real options are introduced for quantifying and managing uncertain decisions. 

PURDUE - AGEC 682 - The Macroeconomic, Trade, and Policy Environment of the Food System (3 cr.) Objectives are to expose students to the nature and importance of linkages between agriculture, international markets, and the macro-economy, which are key to the fortunes of U. S. farmers and agribusiness in the future. Examination of theories and methods that might allow students to establish or quantify these linkages and evaluate the consequences of alternative policies, demonstrating the usefulness of economic analysis as a tool for understanding these issues. Also explores current policy issues facing the food and agribusiness industries, including international trade agreements; farm legislation; environmental regulations; and food safety and nutrition labeling rules, among other policy topics.

PURDUE residency one week at end of the fall module.

Winter Module:

KELLEY - C550 - Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) The objective is to provide the student of management with a basic knowledge of the American legal system, the legal process and relevant substantive law which is necessary to making informed and effective business decisions. The law develops and evolves in response to changing social, economic, political, and technological forces, and business decisions often carry long-lasting as well as delayed effects. This course emphasizes the study of the law of torts, contracts, and product liability. It is hoped that consideration of a study of these legal principles will give prospective managers insight into the dynamics of the legal process to enable them to predict as soundly as possible the future legal environment in which their present decisions will bear fruit.

KELLEY - C522 - Information Technology for Managers (3 cr.) Study of information systems management issues including enterprise support applications, systems acquisition and implementation practices, facilitating end-user support and telework and e-business opportunities. Readings and case analysis and one team project.

Spring Module:

PURDUE - AGEC 688 - Business Analysis Capstone Project (3 cr.) Capstone experience where students will work on team and individual projects focused on a comprehensive detailed analysis of an issue facing their employer, or an issue of general interest to the student. It is expected that this project will draw on tools and concepts developed throughout the MS-MBA program. In addition, it is expected that the project will lead to an analysis which can be delivered to an appropriate audience of decision-makers upon completion.

PURDUE - AGEC 686 - Strategic Food and Agribusiness Management (3 cr.) This course explores integration of the functional areas of business at the corporate level. Heavy emphasis is on analysis of the business environment, setting strategic direction, assessing core competencies, choosing a market position and developing competitive advantage, and organizational implementation and control in the context of the food and agricultural markets. The course makes heavy use of case studies of
firms in the food and agricultural marketplace.

PURDUE international residency final week of module

PURDUE PORTION FINISHED - MS Awarded in August

Summer Module:

KELLEY - C562 - Developing Strategic Capabilities (3 cr.) This course offers an introduction to tools for strategic management. It provides an introductory review of the complexities involved in determining long-term strategies. Rather than assessing the firm’s environment in terms of broadly defined opportunities and threats, we will examine the dynamics of the competitive environment, how both the pace and direction of industry change are influenced by the resources, capabilities, and competitive interaction of rivals. The course uses discussion forums, team projects, and an interactive simulation.

KELLEY – Advanced Elective

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YEAR THREE:

Fall Module:

KELLEY – Advanced Elective
KELLEY – Advanced Elective

KELLEY PORTION FINISHED
57 total credits: 36 Kelley; 21 Purdue.


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