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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 2016 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 25 - May 2, 2016
Monday
6:30 - 9:10 p.m.
Location: Alfiero 104
Instructor: Ulbrich

MGI 620 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.

January 27 - May 4, 2016
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.

January 28 - May 5, 2016
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 19, 20, 21 and 23, 2016
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (T, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 104
Instructor: Walsh

Last day to drop is Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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 19, 20, 21 and 23, 2016
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (T, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 102
Instructor: Berrady

Last day to drop is Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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 19, 20, 21 and 23, 2016
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (T, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Jacobs 110
Instructors: Murray/Cleary

Last day to drop is Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2016
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 14, 2016

MGM 619 Sales Management (1)

The goal of the course is to provide MBA students with knowledge, skills and understanding of the key components of a successful sales organization. The course will focus on the following topics: basic sales skills, hiring sales people, sales coverage models, compensation and sales management process.

March 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2016
6:30 - 9:40 p.m.(M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 104
Instructor: Kneeleand

Last day to drop is Monday, March 14, 2016

MGO 695 Project Management (1)

"Project Management" is a process-type course centered on the human systems part of the project management experience. While software/MIS applications will be discussed, the actual applications are not part of the course requirements. Former students who have taken PMI’s PMP Certification Exam report this course was useful.

March 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2016
6:30 - 9:40 p.m. (M, W, Th)
9 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (S)
Location: Alfiero 103
Instructor: Hayden

Last day to drop is Monday, March 14, 2016