Andersen MBA Online Courses Developed with ETS

First offered to students in Summer 2022, the Masagung Graduate School of Management has launched the Enterprise MBA program in partnership with Educational Technology Services.

Eligible employees from Andersen — the leader in tax, valuation, financial advisory, and related consulting services — are able to complete a fully-funded Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in three to five years with participation in courses delivered online and asynchronously. Three trimesters of courses are offered each year, and given Andersen's tax-centered business, outside of the busy tax seasons between March 1 and April 15, and between September 1 and October 15.

Faculty from the School of Management work in tandem with an assigned instructional designer and AV multimedia developer as part of the ETS Online Course Design Program. The program builds online readiness among faculty through cohort-based, immersive, hands-on experience. Faculty are introduced to online learning best practices, innovative use of technology, and institutional quality standards for course design across all delivery formats.

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Courses Offered

MBAX 6000: Leadership Communication

Linda Henderson

Course Developer & Instructor: Linda Henderson, Professor Emerita

Course Developed: Spring 2023 | Course First Offered: Summer 2023

Explores effective ways to communicate across different constituencies and organizational levels while recognizing the social contexts and implicit assumptions that influence forms of expression. Students identify traits for communication competency and emotional intelligence and rehearse basic rhetorical skills and communication techniques.

MBAX 6001: Business Analytics

Tom GrossmanVijay Mehrotra

Course Developers & Instructors: Tom Grossman, Professor; Vijay Mehrotra, Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2023 | Course First Offered: Summer 2023

This course will prepare you to be an effective analyst in a business setting. You will learn to integrate data, judgment and managerial knowledge in the form of a high-quality analytical spreadsheet model, and to analyze that model to quantify the financial and operational implications of managerial choices. You will learn to make sense of large datasets, and to communicate actionable managerial insights. We will operate in a business context where productivity, accuracy, and stewardship of spreadsheet model assets are always kept in mind.

MBAX 6002: Tech-Enabled Operations

Yasi Sangari

Course Developer & Instructor: Esmat (Yasi) Sangari, Assistant Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2024 | Course First Offered: Fall 2024 (planned)

This course will prepare you to contribute effectively in today’s technology-enabled workplace by understanding how to leverage processes, systems, and data to create business value. We’ll examine business operations in traditional companies, between firms, and in digital businesses. We will consider the perspectives and needs of both start-ups and established organizations.

MBAX 6003: Ethical Decision Making

Kim Connor

Course Developer & Instructor: Kim Connor, Professor

Course Developed: Summer 2022 | Course First Offered: Summer 2022

In this course we will learn to practice moral decision making by assessing personal and organizational ethical climates and their philosophical foundations and cultures. We will recognize the major theoretical systems that shape western ethical thought and conclude with an intensive case study and student-led presentations on current moral dilemmas in the workplace.

MBAX 6004: Financial Accounting

Fernando Comiran

Course Developer & Instructor: Fernando Comiran, Associate Professor

Course Developed: Fall 2022 | Course First Offered: Spring 2023

Accounting is the “language of business”. It is a measuring process that communicates, in financial terms, the activities of a business in order to aid decision makers. Financial accounting focuses on the accounting information for decision makers outside the organization (i.e. investors, creditors, regulatory agencies, etc.). The key product of this process is a complete set of financial statements and related footnotes. This course is designed as an overview of financial accounting in order to introduce and expand your understanding of accounting information, its framework (and data limitations), and how this information relates to the business decision-making process.

MBAX 6005: Financial Management

John Gonzales

Course Developer & Instructor: John Gonzales, Assistant Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2023 | Course First Offered: Summer 2023

In this course you will be introduced to the key foundational elements of Finance including: present value, future value, equilibrium rate of return, overall market interest rates and risk analysis for financial investments. You will examine specific applications related to fixed-income securities (bonds), the bond market, equities (stocks) and the stock market. You will also analyze important issues and decision-making techniques for financial management within a typical corporation. Key topics include the cost of capital, capital budgeting, determining the mix of debt and equity in financing the corporation (the capital structure) and corporate valuation.

MBAX 6006: Building & Leading Effective Teams

Allegra Chen-CarrelZach Burns

Course Developers & Instructors: Allegra Chen-Carrel, Assistant Professor; Zach Burns, Associate Professor

Course Developed: Fall 2022 | Course First Offered: Fall 2022

Examines and applies frameworks for understanding the contexts of tam operation, management of team development, and the deploying of leadership behaviors that enable high performance in organizations. This course is designed to improve your effectiveness as both a contributor and a leader within organizational team settings. Learning in this course is accomplished through engagement with assigned readings, reflective writing, case analysis, field research, and in-class activities.

MBAX 6007: Business Modeling & Design Ideation

Tom Maier

Course Developer & Instructor: Tom Maier, Associate Professor

Course Developed: Fall 2022 | Course First Offered: Spring 2022

This experiential learning based course focuses on systems and design thinking in the context of projects that are designed and executed by fast-forming teams, which are typical of the modern tech business enterprise with respect to organizational change, business modeling and strategy implementation. Emphasis is placed on real-world business processes; project management and team dynamics studied through the context of open systems theory and design thinking. Topics covered include: team formation, goal identification, ideation processes, story boarding, sketching ideas, system design and client based systems mapping, and project execution.

MBAX 6008: Marketing Management

Tony Patino

Course Developer & Instructor: Anthony Patino, Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2024 | Course First Offered: Summer 2024 (planned)

Despite the complexities of today’s fast-paced, global environment, Marketing remains at its core about creating exchanges. The key to facilitating exchanges and enhancing financial performance in the long-term is customer satisfaction. Composed of lectures, case discussions, breakout sessions, exercises and guest speakers, this class provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices that help to facilitate these exchanges; as well as the orientation needed to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. A focus is placed on techniques for collecting, analyzing and applying information toward marketing-related problems. Further attention is placed on how firms develop and leverage a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

MBAX 6009: Strategic Management

Roger Chen

Course Developer & Instructor: Roger (Rongxin) Chen, Professor

Course Developed: Summer 2023 | Course First Offered: Fall 2023

This course uses integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches to discuss cutting edge strategic management knowledge. In the course, you will apply strategic management concepts and principles to real businesses. You will use different tools and frameworks to conduct industry, corporate and business level strategic analyses. Since strategy is an integrative discipline, it is by design that some of the topics discussed in this class overlap with the materials you have learned in other classes. Such overlapping is to help you integrate different knowledge and to improve your understanding of the subject.

MBAX 6417: Leading Organizational Change and Development

Richard Stackman

Course Developer & Instructor: Richard Stackman, Professor and Associate Dean

Course Developed: Summer 2023 | Course First Offered: Fall 2023

Explores the theory behind and dynamics of organizational change management processes. Students investigate best practices related to developing, implementing, and managing large and small scale change initiatives as an internal change agent and as an organizational development consultant. The course blends both theory and practice in understanding change management models; generating and evaluating change management tactics, and leading organizational change efforts.

MBAX 6406: Negotiation & Bargaining Strategy

Jen Parlamis

Course Developer & Instructor: Jen Parlamis, Professor

Course Developed: Fall 2023 | Course First Offered: Spring 2024

Introduces students to the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of organizational settings. It is designed to expose students to negotiation theory and research and give them practice in applying negotiation strategy and tactics to specific and change situations. This course is skills-based, experiential and participatory in nature.

MBAX 6603: Creativity & Innovation

Johnathan Cromwell

Course Developer & Instructor: Johnathan Cromwell, Assistant Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2024 | Course First Offered: Summer 2024 (planned)

Want to take any product or service, make it better and more profitable? Want to get noticed and fast-tracked as a creative innovator at work? Want to learn and apply the practical tool-kit for accomplishing this? Investigation of innovation in the corporate setting and the personal creative process, with an emphasis on understanding the role innovation plays in corporate success. Students practice methods for sharpening one’s own innovative and creative skills through lectures and personal exercises designed to build both information content and a repertoire of specific techniques.

MBAX 6699: Sustainable Business Management

Marco Tavanti

Course Developer & Instructor: Marco Tavanti, Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2024 | Course First Offered: Summer 2024 (planned)

Sustainable Business Management is an MBA course designed to equip current and future business leaders with the essential skills and knowledge to integrate sustainability into corporate strategy. It emphasizes practical approaches to embedding sustainability in various business functions, with a focus on responsible management, stakeholder engagement, and sustainable innovation. Through interactive lectures, case studies, and real world corporate analysis students will gain a deep understanding of how to make businesses more environmentally and socially responsible.

MBAX 6971: Developing Power and Influence

Keith Hunter

Course Developer & Instructor: Keith Hunter, Associate Professor

Course Developed: Spring 2024 | Course First Offered: Summer 2024 (planned)

Examines the nature of power, its development and its use. Selected readings, exercises, and case discussions help students improve their comprehension of power dynamics within groups and organizations. Students learn to harness that understanding in order to mobilize resources and accomplish goals.