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Modules

A module is a four-credit course composed of themes and skill development activities that carefully weave functional knowledge and concepts with field trips and presentations by guest speakers.

The four MBA modules reflect situations managers face as their organizations move through the business cycle. Each module is taught by a team of faculty members from the Colleges of Business. Modules 1 and 3 are offered Fall Semester while Modules 2 and 4 are offered in the Spring. You are allowed to take one module per semester.

Module 1: Strategies for Managing Ongoing Operations

Focuses on the strategies for managing the day-to-day operations of an organization and the interplay among the various functional areas of business. As a student in this module, you will analyze and discuss corporate issues and formulate a strategy that is customer focused. You will discuss manufacturing and service strategies that support a company's target markets.

Module 2: Developing New Products and Services

Focuses on the complexities involved in launching new products/services, business ventures, subsidiaries or divisions within existing businesses. Two themes predominate in this course: a marketing theme focuses on the identification of and fulfillment of customer needs and a financial theme which explores capital budgeting and long-term financing issues. NOTE: Module 2 students enroll concurrently in MBA 715 – Leadership, a required, one-credit elective.

Module 3: Managing Strategically in a Global Environment

Challenges you to develop the critical skills and integrated knowledge necessary to function effectively in today's global environment. You will analyze the impact of multinational corporate lobbying on geopolitical issues and discuss how global agreements, changing technologies, global institutions, and evolving political patterns affect the conduct of global business.

Module 4: Leading the Organization of the Future

Investigates the dynamics of changes and the importance of corporate strategies in determining the organization of the future. Students will explore how to effectively integrate information technology, human resource management, and organizational change practices to chart the future course of the organization.

Students in the MBA program can earn grades of
A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F+, F or F-

A 3.0 overall grade point average in courses counting towards the MBA is required for graduation. A course in which a grade of less than C is earned will not be counted toward the 30 credit MBA course minimum, but will be computed in the grade point average. A maximum of six credits of C work will be accepted.

A student earning a D or F in a graduate level course will be dropped from the program, regardless of whether the course was taken at UW-Eau Claire or any other college or university. The student may petition for readmission to the program by writing the MBA program director.

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