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The MBA Foundation includes courses in the following areas:
MBAF 501 – Business & Academic Writing
Students will learn to compose written documents and presentations that will help them succeed in MBA coursework and the workplace. Students will learn to analyze context and audience, to determine purpose and message content, and to integrate effective visual design in order to create written workplace communication that can be received, understood,used and retrieved efficiently, quickly, and accurately.
Coursework will include the research and writing of correspondence, reports, proposals, project plans, social and digital media communications, and technical descriptions as well as the preparation and performance of oral presentations for use in the workplace as well as the classroom.
MBAF 502 – Quantitative Skills for Business
Students beginning MBA studies often require an introduction or re-introduction to basic quantitative skills (e.g. basic algebra, statistics) that are important to core MBA courses like accounting, economics, finance, operations and project management.
Topics include the basic tools and techniques for understanding and utilizing quantitative information for business decision-making.
MBAF 504 – Economics from a Business Perspective
This course introduces students to the fundamental economic principles and their application. The first part of the course covers micro-economics topics such as:
• opportunity costs and gains from trade
• the elements of supply, demand and elasticity
• price regulation and taxes
• consumption, production and costs
• pricing and market structure
• government policy in market economy
• international economics
The second part addresses macroeconomics issues that include:
• economic growth, savings, investment and financial systems
• money, banking and prices
• macroeconomic fluctuations and stabilization
*medical insurance coverage for the first term (3 months)