Post-MBA Course Listings

The UB School of Management continues to add value to your MBA or Master of Science degree.

The economy and job market are as competitive as ever. The new Post-MBA option is a smart way to revitalize your skills, broaden your knowledge base and advance your career opportunities.

These classes are available for fall 2017 post-MBA study:

MGB 620 Organizational Culture and Change Management (1 credit)

In human societies, people are fundamentally interdependent, resulting in a set of consistent and perplexing issues. What role do norms play in task accomplishment? Why are ethics important in our work life? Should we maintain the status quo or change?

By relying on case studies and state-of-the-art simulations, you will explore answers to these questions and discuss how leaders can effectively address these challenges. You also will gain an understanding of the underlying principles of organizational change and the role ethics and culture play in organizational life.

Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Location: Alfiero 104
Instructor: Balkundi

Last day to drop is Monday, August 21, 2017

MGG 620 Spreadsheet Modeling (1 credit)

NOTE: To enroll in this mini-course, you MUST have a laptop loaded with Excel 2013 (and bring it to each class session).

Microsoft Excel is a tremendously powerful tool; it provides the capability to manipulate complex data to provide information and to make decisions. This hands-on course is designed to enhance the skill of Excel users. I hope to show you that it really is not that difficult with a little bit of knowledge, and given a willingness to practice and make mistakes, you will be amazed at how quickly your effectiveness in using spreadsheets will improve. Exercises should enhance your skills in numerous areas.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Location: Alfiero 103
Instructor: Cichocki

Last day to drop is Friday, August 18, 2017

MGG 621 Managerial Game Theory (1 credit)

Managers continually have to make decisions in situations in which the outcomes depend, at least in part, on what their competitors do. Game theory provides a lens that is useful for examining these types of strategic interactions. This mini course will introduce you to some simple frameworks and tools from game theory that you can use to analyze strategic interactions to inform decision making. We will look at a wide range of examples from business, law, politics and everyday life to illustrate the power of this approach. The class will be highly interactive. There will be minimal lecture and a high level of discussion and real-time working through problems. The assignments will consist of in-class exercises and a take-home problem set. Because game theory is a branch of mathematics, the course will use some math so you should be comfortable with basic algebra. Many of the applications of game theory have been developed within the field of economics, so some background in microeconomics, while not necessary, will be helpful. There will be a pre-assignment consisting of a short reading prior to the first class meeting.

Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
Location: Jacobs 110
Instructor: Lewis

Last day to drop is Monday, August 21, 2017