Foundations for Success

Foundations for Success

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Enhance your business knowledge and skills.

The College of Business Administration offers individuals with a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to take graduate-level management courses.

Advantages include:

  • Courses taught by outstanding LMU faculty and industry practitioners
  • Access to the LMU network of friends and family, especially in Silicon Beach
  • Mastery in a particular management course subject
  • Each course may count as 37.5 to 45 hours of continuing education

Note: Students are required to complete all assignments, tests, quizzes and exams. Students who earn a passing grade will receive academic credit.

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

Financial Management
Mondays, January 13 - May 8, 2020
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Susan Elkinawy, Ph.D.
Cost: $4,350

This course covers the methods and instruments useful to financial managers of business enterprises for making investment, payout, and financing decisions, and in managing working capital.


Management Information Systems

Mondays, January 13 – May 8, 2020

4:20 - 6:50 p.m.
Instructor: Mehrdad Sharbaf, Ph.D.

Cost: $4,350


The course provides an overview of planning, analysis and design, implementation, and operation and control of information technology for business environments. Primary emphasis is placed on the role of the manager in a computer-based information systems environment and the course is designed to introduce students to key IT concepts and to enhance their understanding of the issues that business executives face when developing and managing information systems.


Management Strategy

Tuesdays, January 13 – May 8, 2020
3 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jeff Gale, Ph.D.

Cost: $4,350


This course deals with the strategic direction of the firm. Tools for the in-depth analysis of industries and competition and techniques for the analysis and creation of competitive advantage are presented. Issues of both formulation and implementation of strategy within the firm are explored. This course seeks to develop the capability to understand and evaluate a firm's strategic situation in depth and to advance viable approaches to addressing the key issues facing it.


The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Tuesdays, January 13 – May 8, 2020
7:10 - 9:50 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Bandsuch, S.J.

Cost: $4,350


The factors present in the external environments of business relative to business law and political entities that must be dealt with by business managers. Interrelated ethical considerations will be explored along with such topics as agency, contracts, business organizations, property, the court system, and business interfaces with local, state and federal governments.


Operations Analysis and Decision Support Systems

Fridays, January 13 – May 8, 2020
9:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Leon, Ph.D.

Cost: $4,350


This course applies a decision-making approach involving computer applications to understand various operations management problems encountered in business. Topics include linear programming, forecasting, project management, simulation, queuing theory, and decision trees.


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