MBA Courses

MBA 690 – 3 Credits

Through this capstone course, the student uses a process of strategic planning by drawing together the knowledge from various functional areas of an organization to enhance analysis of business in profit and non-profit settings. The course examines the vast array of strategic management tools that enable managers to evaluate traditional and contemporary strategies in an attempt to develop a strategic planning process. This course emphasizes the interacting and diverse interests of shareholders, managers, customers, employees, and the broader societal stakeholders of the organization. Finally, the role of politics and leadership style are examined in the implementation of strategy.

MBA 689 – 3 Credits

The competition in a global industry for sources and markets strongly influences the corporate performance of multinational firms. This requires development of global strategy to direct them. The course aims to enhance understanding of how concepts from marketing, finance, logistics, global scale economies and management of diversity, among others, are used to create competitive advantage. Ideally, The course uses an interactive, international corporate simulation to help the student develop global strategy.

MBA 687 – 3 Credits

An accounting or tax project that provides the students with a professional career-related experience. It is designed to synthesize knowledge and direct it toward the investigation of a specific accounting problem. The consulting project will be considered and staffed according to student and client needs. This project is chosen from among those provided from accounting and corporate sponsors.

MBA 691 & 692 – 6 Credits

A two term team based project that provides students with professional career-related experience. It is designed to synthesize knowledge and direct it towards the investigation of a specific business problem. This is not an internship but an actual consulting project staffed according to client needs and student skills. Projects are chosen from problems that corporate sponsors request students to solve.

Pre-requisite: To continue in MBA 686 a minimum grade of “B” is required in MBA 685.

MBA 684 – 3 Credits

Students will gain valuable experience expanding and enriching their skills through a faculty led international travel experience. In addition to the travel component, this course will require students to perform outside research related to business conditions in the country and region which are to be traveled to and provide written reports containing graduate level insights detailing their experiences.

MBA 683 – 3 Credits

International trade is driven by international logistics and the provision of the global supply chain. The course attempts to help students understand how global supply chain management is linked to the market place, distribution networks, procurement activities and overall ability to operate in a global infrastructure.

MBA 682 – 3 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of the unique and dynamic environment in which international business transactions are negotiated. By stressing the global benefits of international business, students will be able to see how an organization’s understanding of the global business environment plays a prominent role in the success of their individual enterprises on an international level. In addition, consideration of the interaction of differing economic systems, government systems and policies, political risks, exchange rate risks, etc. will be considered.

MBA 681 – 3 Credits

This course examines the management of financial aspects of a firm in a global environment. Topics to be considered include foundations of international financial management, foreign exchange, purchasing power parity, exchange rate risk management using futures and forwards, management of transaction, economic, and translation exposure, world financial markets and institutions, foreign direct investment, and international capital budgeting. In addition, concepts of international investing will be covered, including theories and instruments used in the development of international investment portfolios.

MBA 688 – 3 Credits

This course examines the principles and practices pertaining to human behavior and organizational development. Motivation and leadership issues are studied as they impact the organization and the individual; in turn, the characteristics of individuals and group dynamics are considered as they impact organizational performance. Specific topics relate to micro and macro organizational behavior.

MBA 677 & 678 – 6 Credits

As the market for sport professionals becomes increasingly competitive, practical experience in the professional arena is vital. The Sport Business Management practicum is a special research project or study intended to expose students to a practical and professional career related experience. The practicum is a two term consulting project (not an internship) which provides the opportunity to examine in-depth an aspect or area of sport business that is of interest to the client. The practicum will be considered based upon both student and business needs, and must be approved a term prior to the project.

Pre-requisite: To continue in MBA 678 a minimum grade of ”B” is required in MBA 677.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Webber International University Promotes Dr. Fred Fening to Full Professor

Babson Park, Florida Dr. Charles Shieh, Chief Academic Officer, has announced that Dr. Fred Fening has been promoted from the rank of Associate Professor to the rank of Professor. Fening joined the Webber Faculty in 2007. He was appointed the Leslie D. Reagin III Chair of Strategic Management in 2009. He was promoted to Associate […]

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Webber’s Dr. Elfie Farchmin Honored With NAIA Wally Schwartz F.A.R. of the Year

SAN DIEGO, CA. – The NAIA 76th Annual National Convention, featured in beautiful San Diego, California, had a different meaning for Webber International University this year. Dr. Elfie Farchmin, Faculty Athletics Representative for Webber, received the prestigious Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award. The NAIA, once a year, recognizes a Faculty Athletic […]

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Webber FBLA-PBL Chapter Places at State Competition

BABSON PARK, FL For Immediate Release During their Spring Break, nine Webber students chose to spend some of their vacation time at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Florida State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Orlando, FL. Esmeralda Fernandez, Logan Stewart, Joyce Caba, Carlos Rocha, Jordan Lively, David Szotkowski, Myusei Hagiwara, […]

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Webber International University Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Babson Park, Florida For Immediate Release Founded on April 6th, 1927 by financial guru, industrialist, and economist Roger Babson (who also founded Babson College in Massachusetts), Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida will be celebrating its 90th anniversary on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at noon with an open to the public picnic lunch. Babson, […]

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Darren Richie Joins Webber International University as Director of Athletics

Babson Park, Florida Mr. Darren Richie has joined Webber International University as its Director of Athletics. Richie last served at Colorado Christian University. During his nearly ten-year tenure there as Director of Athletics, Mr. Richie raised over 3 million dollars for the athletics department, and led CCU to four RMAC Sportsmanship Cup wins, appearances in […]

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Webber Students Advance to Florida’s State PBL Competition

On January 21st, nine Webber students traveled to Valencia College East campus for District Competitions for Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda. The students competed in 23 different academic events. Each and every student successfully competed and earned the right to compete in the Florida State competition, which will be held March […]

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Webber International University’s Accreditation Reaffirmed!

Babson Park, Florida Following a multi-year review period including an exhaustive self-study, the review and verification of thousands of pages of documentation, and comprehensive on-site review visits to the University’s campuses (located 550 miles apart), at its annual meeting in Atlanta on Monday, December 5th, 2016 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on […]

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Webber International University Announces Tuition Freeze for 17/18 School Year

Like most colleges and universities, operating costs at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida are skyrocketing.  Health insurance premiums have doubled.  From eggs to toilet paper, electricity to milk, costs are up across the board.  You name it and the price has likely gone up.  And, most schools, Webber included, have had little choice […]

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Webber International University Welcomes ITT Students

Webber International University, Babson Park, Florida, announced today that it would make special efforts to welcome displaced ITT students into the University.   “We realize that most of these students got caught mid-education,” said Dr. Keith Wade, President & CEO of Webber International University.  “Our goal is to take as many of their credits, and […]

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Webber Places in National FBLA-PBL Competition

Webber International University PBL Sigma Chi Chapter Places in National Competitions of Business Knowledge and Skills Babson Park, Florida For Immediate Release Having made strong showings at the State competition, two International University students placed in the top ten at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference held last week in Atlanta. These competitions test student knowledge […]

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Webber International University Earns NAIA Champions of Character 5-Star Rating

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Webber International Athletics was bestowed a 5-Star Champions of Character rating for the 2014-15 season, by the NAIA Thursday morning. The Champions of Character initiative provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff. The values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play and accounted […]

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Webber named a “Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review

WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY NAMED “A BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW ON ITS WEBSITE FEATURE: “2016 BEST COLLEGES: REGION BY REGION” Webber International University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The well-known education services company lists the college among its “Best in the Southeast” recommended schools […]

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GHSBucsFootballThank you to Coach Doran @webber_edu for visiting Gulf High School this afternoon. About 2 weeks agohkeithwade2 hours to @Webber_edu 90th annual commencement! As exciting as it gets. https://t.co/qFpVdSN7sZ About 4 weeks agohkeithwadeOrganist in place. Sound and video load in continues. 7.5 hours to @Webber_edu 90th graduation. https://t.co/6pE0V3dVGH About 4 weeks agojagsuperfan@hkeithwade @Webber_edu Does Yentes still do his poem? About 4 weeks agohkeithwade8 hrs to the @Webber_edu largest (90th) graduation ever. Sound & video loading in, plants next, shrimp boiling. https://t.co/NiOc6HDizf About 4 weeks ago

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