Rafael Belloso Chacin University » Master of Science in Business Administration
This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, finance, business administration, sales, marketing, human resources, information systems, and production or operations for the existing or emerging manager. Application of theory to practice is emphasized throughout the program. The student will be able to choose the track they want to follow.
The program has three mentions:
Human Resources, International Business, Information Technology.
Upon completion of the MSBA program, students will:
Display competencies and knowledge in key business functional areas including accounting, finance, marketing, and management
Possess the skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Work effectively and professionally in teams
Develop an understanding of the diverse and rapidly changing global business environment
Possess the skills to identify professional issues in a variety of contexts
Apply decision-making techniques, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, to management issues
Analyze and evaluate ethical problems that occur at all levels of business decision making
Conduct strategic analysis using both theoretical and practical applications.
Master of Science in Business Administration.
The student must have at least 3.0 GPA and approve all the subjects to graduate.
45 CREDIT HOURS
Career Total Investment: $ 18.000
Credit Hours cost: $ 400
This course will teach students the importance of knowledge in today’s organizations and to apply that knowledge in business topical areas necessary to efficiently address a wide variety of business-related situations. Discussion of core business areas such as Marketing, Business Finance, Economics, Business Ethics, Leadership, Management, among others, will help students demonstrate their competency in applying knowledge in the aforementioned core business areas.
This course is designed to teach students how the environment in which individuals develop, shape and influence their behaviors. An individual’s behavior is the direct result of a close interaction between known and unknown variables in these environments. Students will seek to understand the why of individual and group behaviors and what tools are needed to understand the processes causing them. Group and contextual aspects of the environment are analyzed, which make up the essence to understand individual and group behavior; thus, helping these individuals to develop the necessary skills to make appropriate decisions, understanding that core component of any environment is and will always be men and women.
REQUISITE MBA 500
This course in business ethics provides an introduction into the concept of values, morality, as well as cultural beliefs and backgrounds in all areas of business, from consumer rights to corporate social responsibility. It is also the purpose of this course to assist students in developing the necessary analytical and cognitive skills to resolve problems arisen from ethical and moral dilemmas. Consumers today expect and demand integrity, trustworthiness, and transparency in all transactional interactions. Understanding those expectations is the key to communicating fundamental values and behavior not only to employees, but society in general.
This course provides the fundamental methods of statistical analysis, starting from the descriptive statistics to characterize the data collected until the use of the methods of mathematical or inferential statistics. Emphasis is placed on the application of statistical inference methods in the business area to predict future sales and market response to price changes as well as other areas of the business world. The most commonly used computer tools for data management and statistical testing are studied, with an emphasis on the interpretation of the results.
This course will study the theoretical foundations of the human talent management process in organizations. Students will be able to solve problems and practices related to labor administration. In addition, they will know the legal and regulatory elements of employees and managers, the selection process, hiring, performance management, climate and organizational culture, compensation systems, benefits, absenteeism and termination. The student will learn to distinguish performance assessment methods and financial impact on the human talent management process.
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate marketing processes, design strategies, implement and evaluate them in order to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. It addresses the importance of companies being market-oriented and customer-centric so that they meet their needs and demands.
REQUISITE MBA 501
The goal of this course is to provide a framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of financial theory, and develop the analytical and practical skills for making corporate investment concerning financial decisions and risk analysis. This course will examine various theories including the concept of present value, the opportunity cost of capital, discounted cash flow analysis, a consortium of valuation techniques, issues between short & long term financial management, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, capital budgeting, corporate capital structure and financing decisions.
REQUISITE MBA 503
This course focuses on US legal environment of business and international context, tort law applications of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property, business organizations and employment.
This course will examine specific topics on business organization and management. The student will know the process of strategic planning, organizational change. managerial communication and project management. In addition, it will analyze the relationship of these topics with other business and management aspects of current organizations and emerging approaches.
This course provides students with the fundamentals of leadership in governing, managing and operating an organization. Among the topics to be studied are leadership theories, ethical aspects of leadership and management, analysis and interpretation of leadership and management principles used for decision-making in organizations. The course will also emphasize the study of practical examples and the application of ethical principles of leaderships in different contexts.
REQUISITE MBA 504
Students will examine the way businesses are addressing environmental and sustainability issues across sectors and industries. They will gain the skills and tools needed to identify opportunities of adopting measures that minimize environmental impacts. Students will also learn to integrate new strategies that will drive companies to be sustainable and responsible for their behavior about products, technologies, and processes.
The Capstone Project provides a final stage of the learning process. It requires mastery of the course work stage and extends this to a higher level of personal investigation, and a greater degree of specialization. The combination of setting the problem by choosing the topic, deciding on the issues to be considered, and the difficulties of structuring both the research process and the final report make this the most challenging element of the program and one which calls on intellectual skills appropriate to many aspects of senior management. Critical argument and the design of solutions involving multiple considerations are requirements for successful completion of the program.
The students of this course will learn the legal bases governing the employment relationship from the establishment to the termination of said relationship. The student will know the process of entering employees according to supply and demand in the market, process of gathering information and testing. In addition, the student will learn to differentiate discriminatory prohibited employment practices, wage regulation, hourly pay calculations, employment benefits, occupational health policies, and retirement benefit protection regulations.
REQUISITE MBA 501 – MBA 504 – MBA 507
This course provides students with the concepts, approaches, and techniques regarding compensation strategy, plans, and policies. Among the topics to be discussed are qualified pension plans, profit sharing plans and stock bonus plans as well as distributions from and administration of these plans. Students will also learn how to communicate compensation programs to employees and monitor the effectiveness of compensation policies.
REQUISITE MBA 511
Examine current legal and social issues that affect the employee-to-employer relationship, and learn practical actions to address these issues. Conduct dynamic investigations of issues across the employee life cycle, anchored in a contemporary and practical framework. Cover topics including the role of HR in employee relations; common transactions within the employment relationship, including the assessment of risk in employment actions; quality of work life, culture and respect in the workplace; diversity and inclusion; and handling formal complaints and discipline.
REQUISITE MBA 512
In this course, the student will develop practical skills to recognize the different types of business that are carried out in the global context and the international legal environment that regulates it. In addition, theoretical contents will be provided that will allow them to analyze the common law, codes and impact systems in international business models. International jurisdiction, treaties, agreements and global legal bodies will be examined through practical exercises.
REQUISITE MBA 508
The student will examine current techniques and strategies that promote the financial global market for the design of business projects. The student will also learn about the theories that demonstrate financial behavior and the impact of cultural, economic, legal, and political variables. These course facilities the development of skills to solve problems and respond to economic models of different countries based on legal compliance and ethical behavior. Students will analyze the financial context of the United States and possibilities for global business expansion.
REQUISITE MBA 506 – MBA 503 – MBA 514
Covers the translation of product and service requirements into facilities, procedures, and operating organizations. Includes product design, production alternatives, facilities location and layout, resource requirements planning, quality control, and project management.
REQUISITE MBA 515
Students will learn the foundational principles of information technology as the field relates to business and will examine the changing roles of various information technology specialties. Students will analyze case studies, engage in focused discussions on subjects relevant to information technology, and complete research and written assignments that address information technology support of various business scenarios.
This course focuses on concepts, methods and paradigms regarding to the information technology management. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet technologies, hardware and software components, as well as networked environments. Students will learn about the ethical and social issues related with the use of information technology in organizations.
REQUISITE MBA 523
This course facilitates students the learning of the basic concepts of Information Security providing the tools that allow protect valuable information assets and systems. Topics like asset identification, compliance with regulations and international standards, personnel security, risk assessment, and ethical considerations are covered, as well as computer and network security tools and methods will be examined.