in as little as 18 months
If you are ready to take your career and earnings potential to the highest level, a Corporate Master of Business Administration degree can help you get there. A CMBA from Florida International University (FlU) enables you to reach ultimate career goals, whether you seek the role of a key corporate executive or a successful business owner.
- + Effectively evaluate the financial position of organizations by analyzing balance sheets, cash flow statements and budgets
- + Develop and lead teams, promote collaboration and build teams
- + Identify ethical problems and choose appropriate resolutions
- + Analyze complex business issues and recommend sound solutions in local and global governments
Enrolled students have the option to select from one of these specializations within their program:
- + Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Learn best practices of entrepreneurship, based on theories and concepts, and how to apply them through an emphasis on case studies and group projects. Plus, gain insights into creatively managing the challenges of change and product innovation.
- + Finance – Focus on commercial banking and financial markets and gain an understanding of asset and liability management and money market and capital market assets, as well as the functions of financial institutions in the marketplace.
- + International Business – Develop an understanding of business management in the global arena that encompasses financial strategy, international trade, international management practices and international operations.
- + Marketing Channel Strategy – Learn the processes that guide successful omni-channel marketing planning and deployment, as well as how to apply communication and distribution strategies profitably.
- + Strategic Negotiations – Learn how to plan and control sales operations via detailed case studies and become acquainted with the art of business negotiating.
- + Business Analytics – Learn how to conduct both pattern discovery and predictive modeling, as well as studying the recent developments in the MIS field.
For students who choose a specialization in International Business, their program will include all courses as listed in the Core Courses, below. For the other specializations, students will replace the two courses of the MBA Core, MAN 6608 International Business and FIN 6644 Global Financial Strategy with the two courses of their selected specialization, below.
Track A: For the student who needs a non-accelerated pace of study.
- + Take 1 class per quarter. Complete in 2 years, 9 months
Track B: For the student who likes flexibility in their studies.
- + Take courses based on your schedule. Start with 1 course, take 2 the next quarter. Complete in approximately 1 year, 9 months
Track C: For the student who wants to graduate sooner.
- + Take 2 classes per quarter. Complete in 18 months.
Both your time to completion and your financial aid will be impacted by your choice of tracks. Be sure and speak with an Enrollment Specialist today to determine which one is the best for you.
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To complete the FIU CMBA online degree program, the student must complete the 14 core courses, or 12 core courses and 2 specialization courses, as listed below, for a total of 42 credit hours, plus three Professional Development Seminars.
Provision of tools for managerial decision-making in a variety of competitive environments including demand analysis, short- and long-run costs of production, demand for factors, market structure and competitive strategy.
Presentation of the nature, techniques and uses of accounting from the perspective of people who manage businesses and investments in businesses. Covers both financial and management accounting.
In-depth examination of asset, liability and capital structure management, with emphasis on valuation capital budgeting techniques; risk evaluation; working capital management; and methods of short-term, intermediate and long-term financing. Prerequisite: ACG 6026.
Review of the relevant quantitative techniques required for business analysis and decision making, including decision models, mathematical programming, statistics and forecasting. This is an Excel based course. Prerequisites: College Algebra, computer literacy and working knowledge of Excel.
This course covers analysis, design, and operations of organizational systems. The systems approach is used to provide a framework or general model of analysis, to which specific concepts, quantitative techniques, and tools can be related. The material presented has application to any organization of people and machines, including hospitals, governmental agencies, service organizations, and industrial concerns. Prerequisite: QMB 6357.
Analysis and application of theory and problem solving for marketing management in the global environment. Emphasis will be on the role of marketing in the organization; planning the marketing effort; management of the marketing organization; control of marketing operations; and evaluation of the marketing contribution.
Comprehensive treatment of analysis of financial statements as aid for decision making; looks at current state of financial reporting practices and impact of published statements on economic systems. Prerequisites: ACG 6026 and FIN 6406.
This course examines the environmental variables affecting international operations, trade and investment theories, international institutions, and regional economic groups. It also focuses on international finance, international accounting, international marketing, and international management problems and issues.
Aspects of strategic financial environment and management of firms that operate in a global arena; to include recent developments in financial strategy, international trade and economic decision making. Prerequisite: FIN 6406.
Introduction to information systems and their role in organizations from a user's viewpoint. Survey and application of the basic concepts necessary for understanding information systems. Study of the main activities in the development cycle used to acquire information systems capability.
Individual, interpersonal, and small group behavior in complex organizations. Focus on behavior, its causes, and management interventions to improve organizational effectiveness. Research methods to study organizational behavior.
The use of cases, guest lectures, and gaming to integrate the analysis and measurement tools, the functional areas and public policy issues. The objective is to develop skill in broad areas of rational decision-making in an administrative context of uncertainty.
Examines current legal, regulatory, ethical, and political issues within the context of public law. Topics include employment, antitrust, administrative, cyberlaw, and contracts and tort.
Course emphasis is on application and integration of concepts and tools, through participation in the marketing management of a firm in competition with other firms. The course's focal point is a computerized marketing management simulation. Prerequisites: ACG 6175, FIN 6406, and MAN 6501.
For students choosing the International Business specialization, these courses, FIN 6644 — Global Financial Strategy and MAN 6608 — International Business are included in the core curriculum. All other students should complete the two courses as indicated, below, for their chosen specialization.
A discussion of the general theories, principles, concepts and practices of entrepreneurship. Heavy emphasis is placed on lecture, readings, case studies and group projects.
This course explores the process of managing innovation. In today's global marketplace, competition from all over the world forces firms to continuously upgrade their product offerings and ways of doing business. This course discusses how to be more creative, how to manage creatively, and how to implement innovation.
The objectives, constraints, and policies applicable to the management of commercial banks. Emphasis will be given to asset and liability management, marketing of services and other banking functions. Prerequisite: FIN 6406.
Analysis of the characteristics and efficiency of the money markets and capital markets. Types of money market and capital market instruments, and the role of financial institutions in these markets. Prerequisite: FIN 6406.
Creating, designing, and managing multiple online and offline marketing channels, with a focus on omni-channel marketing. Using communication and distribution strategies to integrate digital and physical flows of information and product innovation.
Examining, coordinating, integrating, and improving processes for the effective and efficient movement of materials, information, people, finances, etc. while considering the interactions of digital, physical, and human elements in order to facilitate profitable returns.
Analysis of personal selling's roles in marketing strategy using detailed case studies on field sales management, working with channel organization, and planning and controlling sales operations. Prerequisite: MAR 6805.
Negotiations are the processes of creating agreements between two or more parties. This course will introduce students to the art of negotiations in business transaction.
This course covers business analytics skills required to conduct both pattern discovery (e.g., segmentation and association) and predictive modeling (e.g., decision trees and neural network mining). Prerequisite: introductory statistics.
This course will cover Business Data Visualization. To study the recent developments in the MIS field not otherwise offered in the curriculum, such as office automation, computer graphics, etc.
Three Professional Development seminars (PDS) are required in the first quarter of the program. Students cannot graduate from the program without meeting the PDS requirements.
This Work Preference Indicator Assessment measures your interests in various aspects of your work. The results are designed to help you learn about your own preferences about your job so you can better position yourself to realize your own potential and goals through your vocation.
Being a good public speaker has a tremendous influence on your visibility, profitability, and industry leadership. In this seminar, you'll develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control and poise - and without fear. You'll gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style. And you'll receive expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations. Most importantly, you'll gain presentation skills by making actual presentations.
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