Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Trinity offers a competency-based Master’s degree that prepares students for the management and leadership of today’s complex organizations. The Trinity MBA begins with an integrative foundational course for all students, and ends with a capstone course, yet provides the flexibility of scheduling courses to meet the needs of busy professionals. Through an innovative combination of academic coursework and professional development activities, students build competencies in critical thinking, strategic management, cultural understanding, problem solving, and values-based leadership. The Trinity MBA fosters purposeful reflection, learning, and development of ethical standards in regard to personal and corporate social responsibility.
- Critical thinking
- Strategic Management
- Cultural Understanding
- Values-based Leadership
The MBA program is structured so that students can complete the program within two years taking no more than two courses at one time. The majority of the courses are eight week modules. There are a total of 48 credit hours required, specifically the following courses:
To complete the Master of Business in Administration degree, students must take the following courses:
INT 501 SPS Transitions Seminar for Graduate StudentsThis is a non-credit seminar for students in their first semester of any School of Professional Studies graduate program. Information will be provided to students on the transition to graduate school, learning styles and study skills, academic honesty, writing expectations, research skills and quantitative literacy requirements. Assessments of writing and quantitative literacy will also be conducted.
BADM 601 MBA GatewayThis course provides an overview of the Trinity MBA program, emphasizing principles of strategic management. It also provides a forum for students establish personal and professional goals for development, and to examine key competencies for responsible business leadership.
BADM 603 Communication for ManagersAllows managers to develop both their verbal and written communication skills by incorporating lectures, discussions and workshops in grammar, writing, communication fundamentals, and making effective presentations. Formerly BUA 501 Communication for Managers
BADM 607 Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision MakingIntroduces managers to quantitative concepts, ratios, and techniques that can be utilized to analyze organizational performance and make managerial decisions. The course addresses the kinds of problems that can be tackled quantitatively, the methods for doing so, and the difficulties involved in gathering the relevant data. The emphasis is on quantitative techniques that can be applied in diverse industries and functional areas, including finance, operations, accounting, and marketing. Fomerly BUA 602 Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision Making.
BADM 621 Economics for ManagersAddresses macro- and microeconomic topics of particular relevance to managers and their organizations. Examines factors influencing national income, employment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, and international trade. Also analyzes consumer and enterprise behavior under various market structures. Formerly BUA 501 Economics for Managers
BADM 625 Managerial AccountingEmphasizes the use of accounting information to facilitate effective management decisions. Topics include cost determination, cost control and analysis, budgeting, profit-volume analysis, and capital investment analysis.
Prerequisite: BADM 627
BADM 627 Financial Decision MakingPresents a wide range of important issues in managerial finance, including such topics as the role of finance in organizations, principles of financial analysis and control, capital budgeting techniques, investment decisions under uncertainty, financial structure and cost of capital, sources of long- and short-term financing, working capital management, and multinational aspects of financial management. Formerly BUA 605 Financial Decision Making.
BADM 633 Integrated Marketing CommunicationsProvides a managerial orientation to marketing in complex, rapidly changing, global environments. Students receive a working knowledge of the activities involved in developing marketing programs and strategies to achieve competitive advantage, and examine how to design and conduct an integrated marketing campaign to capitalize on opportunities, addressing such issues as advertising; sales promotions; direct, database, and e-commerce marketing; and public relations. Formerly BUA 603 Integrated Marketing Communications.
BADM 641 Information Systems and Technology in OrganizationsIntroduces the importance of information systems to an organization and examines the issues associated with managing them. Provides a strategic view of information systems and technology, and a discussion of the strategic, legal, and ethical issues underlying management of information technology in an organization. This course also examines current issues related to organizational uses of information technology, including such topics as information security and integrity, electronic commerce and the World Wide Web, and intellectual property rights.
Cross-tallied with ISYS 611 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 651 Management and Leadership DevelopmentProvides a broad survey of management and leadership theories and their implications for management practice. Through participation in experiential exercises such as simulations, role-playing, and team activities, students learn the basics of effective management and leadership, with a focus on personal awareness and growth and on building effective working relationships. The course provides an excellent foundation for understanding the challenges facing a manager and for helping the individual improve leadership skills and behaviors. Formerly BUA 607 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 657 Project ManagementThe Project Management course provides the framework for managing a project from initiation to project completion, from a systems perspective. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the project management (PM) life cycle and the core PM processesinitiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controllingthat are essential to effective project management. Areas covered include managing team structure, scheduling, budgeting, costing, resource allocation, staffing, communication, quality management, risk management, and procurement.
BADM 673 Effective Human Resource StrategiesThe Effective Human Resources Strategies course students, acting as members of the organizations strategic planning team, will use quantitative, financial, accounting, marketing, and technology data to forecast, plan, implement, and evaluate Human Resources policies, practices, and strategies based in best practices as defined by SHRM, in compliance with organizational policy, regulations, and inclusive of the cross cultural and international differences and perspectives of the organizations stakeholders. Students will analyze and assess the human capital needs and resources of the organization and will formulate Human Resources objectives, policies, and practices to meet the strategic organizational goals, manage change initiatives, and to grow and sustain human capital resources.
Cross-listed with ADMN 677.
BADM 681 Global Operations and StrategyFocuses on the strategic issues involved in managing and leading a truly global operation involving diverse economies, political systems, and cultures. Addresses the international business environment, multinational corporations as economic, social, and political institutions, issues of control and coordination, and the operating issues of managing the work force, other managers, and management systems. The approach of the course is interdisciplinary and cross-functional. Formerly BUA 608 Global Operations and Strategy.
BADM 682 Strategic ManagementBADM 682 Strategic Management
Explores the fundamentals of strategic management, including analysis of industry environments, assessment of competitors' strengths and weaknesses, and development of an organization's core competencies and competitive advantage. Numerous case analyses will provide opportunities for students to practice models and frameworks for developing sound strategic designs. The approach of the course is interdisciplinary and cross-functional.
Prerequisites: To be taken at or near completion of M.B.A. program (i.e., after completion of 27 credits)
BADM 696 Organizational DynamicsThis course views organizations as dynamic systems. Three levels of analysis are utilized: the individual, team and group, and the organizational system as a whole. Students will learn how to be effective managers and leaders for the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic interventions to improve organizational functioning.
BADM 697 Ethics & Social ResponsibilityUtilizing a case study approach, this course examines cases and causes of unethical behavior in organizations. Students consider the perspectives of multiple stakeholders while learning strategies to create and sustain organizational integrity. Ethical frameworks for decision making and values-bases leadership are explored in relation to the current challenges faced by organizations.
BADM 699 MBA CapstoneIntegrates skills and knowledge gained throughout the MBA program. Engaging in a strategic management approach, students conduct research projects on current business and industry sectors.