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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 spring 2017 post-MBA study:

MGO 660 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)

The course helps students learn how to start and run a successful business so they can use their gifts and talents, become financially independent and contribute to society. Four domains associated with the topic of entrepreneurship are examined in detail.

January 30 - May 8, 2017
Monday
6:30 - 9:10 p.m.
Location: Alfiero 104
Instructor: Ulbrich

MGI 617 Employee Performance Management (3)

This course focuses on how to improve performance in the workplace. Students will learn about the linkage between a manager’s responsibility to produce results and how those results are achieved through the behavior of others. Further, students will develop an understanding of why people do what they do and learn how to apply that understanding to developing and maintaining systems that support organizational objectives and ensure positive outcomes.

February 1 - May 10, 2017
Wednesday
6:30 - 9:10 p.m.
Location: Alfiero 103
Instructor: Gold

MGB 625 Power and Influence (3)

This course will provide students with an understanding of the nature of power and political processes in complex organizations. The particular focus will be on understanding how power and influence can be developed and used to get things done when responsibilities exceed formal authority. Cases, critical incidents and experiential exercises will be used to consider various strategies and tactics. Moral and ethical issues will also be explored.

February 2 - May 11, 2017
Thursday
6:30 - 9:10 p.m.
Location: Alfiero 102
Instructor: Rogers

MGB 620 Emotional Intelligence (1)

Success in today's organizations depends on your ability to learn and adapt quickly to new and changing situations. The objective of this course is therefore to prepare students to be lifelong adapters. The course is based on a model of self-directed learning and development. This process will help students throughout their careers to understand and formulate their own vision, assess their skills and abilities and design plans to reach their objectives. From mastery of this basic process comes the ability to lead others effectively.

January 23, 25, 26 and 28, 2017
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 104 (M, W & Th)
Location: Jacobs 106 (S)
Instructor: Walsh

Last day to drop is Monday, January 23, 2017

MGI 620 Career Management 2 (1)

"Career Management PM1" (MGI 620 PM1) covered the essential elements of effective career management (knowing yourself, résumés and cover letters, interviewing, and assessing your network). "Career Management PM2" covers additional topics related to advancing your career: managing your boss, social intelligence, building your network, managing job offers, compensation negotiations, promotions, etc. Prior course recommendation: MGI 620 PM1

January 23, 25, 26 and 28, 2017
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 102
Instructor: Berrady

Last day to drop is Monday, January 23, 2017

MGS 618 Surviving the Information Age: Introduction to Cybersecurity (1)

The risks involved with living in the information age are all around us. When it comes to information compromise, it’s not a question of “if” but “when”. This course will seek to level the playing field of personal and professional cybersecurity by covering safe computing techniques that can be leveraged across a variety of environments including smart-devices, laptops, desktop, and workplace computers. Students will gain an appreciation for what the threats are, where the threats come from, how to avoid or protect against threats, and how to recover in the event that personal information is stolen.

January 23, 25, 26 and 28, 2017
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Jacobs 110
Instructors: Murray/Cleary

Last day to drop is Monday, January 23, 2017

MGI 620 Career Management (1)

Upon completion of the this course, you should have gained an understanding of what it means to manage your career and why it is important. You will learn the essential elements of effective career management and develop a strategy to get and keep your career on track. You will have access to tools that will help implement your strategy.

March 20, 22, 23 and 25, 2017
6:30 - 9:40 p.m.(M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 102
Instructor: Krakowiak

Last day to drop is Monday, March 20, 2017

MGG 622 Presentation Skills (1)

Dynamite Presentations: Strategies for better design and delivery This mini-course gives students a chance to upgrade the construction of their presentations as well as refine important delivery skills. Topics covered include stage presence, delivery techniques and principles of persuasion. Students will also learn about contemporary approaches to presentation planning and design. Students will have opportunities to practice and strengthen oral communication skills in the classroom setting and receive valuable feedback on personal techniques and mannerisms. Please note: If you have already taken Communication Skills, you are not eligible to take Presentation Skills.

March 20, 22, 23 and 25, 2017
6:30 - 9:40 p.m.(M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 104
Instructor: Rogers

Last day to drop is Monday, March 14, 2017