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Intercollege Mba (IMBA)

IMBA 501 Markets, Industry Analysis, and Business Strategy (3) How markets determine prices and activity in the business firm; the firm's microeconomic and macroeconomic environments; formulation of competitive strategy.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 502 Financial and Accounting Tools (3) Introduction to financial systems and reports, ability to analyze financial information, apply financial tools, and communicate financial information.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 513 Data Analysis Resource Module (2) Applications of statistical methods in business management: selection of methods, interpretation of results, and presentation.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 515 Accounting for External Reporting (2) Ability to read financial reports and analyze their content.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program;IMBA 501, IMBA 502  

IMBA 516 Organizational Behavior and Performance (2) Analysis of conceptual models, systems, and decision processes consistent with high levels of individual, group, and organizational performance.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 517 Corporate Governance (2) Study of interrelationships among shareholders, boards of directors, and managers (owner agents) and other stakeholders in a modern public corporation.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 520 Managing Culture, Visions, Mission and Values (2) Processes and models related to organizational culture and climate, leader- ship, and mentoring.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: admission to The Pennsylvania State University's Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 521 Strategic Analysis (2) Analysis of a company case; development of the ability to draw sound conclusions on business strategies and proformance.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IMBA 501, IMBA 502, IMBA 513, IMBA 515 enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 522 Financial Management (2) Analyze capital investment projects, examine the general principles of asset valuation, and study the valuation of stocks and bonds.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IMBA 515 enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 523 Organizational Development, Intervention and Change (2) Analysis and assessment of conceptual models, systems, and decision processes for organizational development, intervention and change; transformation and reengineering processes.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program andIMBA 516  

IMBA 530 Marketing in a Global Environment (3) Global marketing planning and strategic formulation for profit and non-profit firms in creation, promotion, pricing, and distribution of goods and services.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IMBA 501, IMBA 513 enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 531 Project Management (2) A problem-based, interdisciplinary course in project management skills and techniques needed to manage projects in a modern business environment.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 543 Accounting for Internal Decision Making (2) Covers basic concepts, issues, tools, and techniques in the use of accounting information for internal decision making.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IMBA 502 enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 544 Managing Human Resources (3) Processes and issues related to staffing and retaining human resources.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IMBA 501, IMBA 513 enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 545 Research for Marketing Decisions (1) Marketing research concepts/applications dealing with gathering, processing, and interpretation of primary/secondary data in identifying the needs/wants of prospective consumers.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: IMBA 530 admission to The Pennsylvania State University's Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 550 Corporate Information Strategy (3) Information technology supporting management decision making, operations, and creation of new products and services; electronic commerce in global markets.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 560 Corporate Innovative Strategies (3) Formulation and implementation of a corporate innovation or technology strategy.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 561 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management (3) Effective management of the flow of goods and services.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IMBA 513 enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program; also previous course sequencing in the IMBA program is required for this course  

IMBA 562 Global Business Management (3) Establishing and expanding businesses in global markets and managing multinational firm strategies and operations.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program  

IMBA 573 Strategic Planning (3) Application of knowledge in creating and sustaining competitive advantage; development of skills necessary for writing a strategic plan.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program; completion of all courses prior to final term  

IMBA 574 Strategic Financial Decisions (3) Advanced capital project analysis; evaluating levered investments; application of option valuation principles to strategic decisions.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Intercollege M.B.A. program;IMBA 502 andIMBA 522  

IMBA 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

IMBA 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

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