The IU-UNC LogMBA curriculum is subject to change each year based off the changing needs of the business environment and defense arena.
Residency I: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School
Program Orientation - Students are introduced to the two-year IU-UNC LogMBA Program and the upcoming online and in-residency curriculum. Students experience hands-on demonstrations of the online tools used in the program.
Supply Chain Overview - These courses provide an intensive overview of supply chain management including sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution along with technologies and quantitative models used in managing supply chains. The supply chain introduction prepares students to begin thinking and preparing for their Applied Systems Design Project that occurs in the fall of their first year.
Written and Verbal Communications - These sessions are dedicated to explaining the importance of fundamental business and academic writing in conjunction with a complimentary set of business presentations skills. Written and verbal skills are reinforced during each in-residency.
Spring Quarter Online Courses
Economics for Managers - This course explores economic decision making, the strategic interaction of business firms in industries, the purchasing and behavior of individual consumers and consumers as a group, and the influence of public policy on market outcomes. Students will develop fluency with the language of economics and a strong “economic intuition,” understanding of selected economics-based decision-making tools and the impact and interaction of the structure of an industry on competition, analysis of intra-industry rivalry, and improved understanding of public policy issues. A strong emphasis is placed on the logical foundations of economic analysis and managerial decision making and promotes the understanding and application of various quantitative measures.
Supply Chain System: Distribution & Inventory Management - Supply-Chain management is a set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, and stores, so that merchandise is produced and distributed in the right quantities, to the right locations, and at the right time, in order to minimize system wide costs while satisfying service level requirements. This course will focus in two major areas related to supply-chain management: the design of the distribution system, and the planning and control system used to manage the supply chain material flow.
Summer Quarter Online Courses
Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making - This course provides a user-oriented understanding of how accounting information should be managed to ensure its availability on a timely and relevant basis for decision making. The first course segment reviews financial accounting and reporting while the second segment focuses on cost-benefit analysis for evaluating the potential value-added results from planning, organizing, and controlling a firm’s accounting information.,/p>
Operations Management - This course provides an overview of the management of operations in manufacturing and service firms and includes diverse activities such as determining the size and type of production process, purchasing the appropriate raw materials, planning and scheduling the flow of materials, the management of inventories, assuring product quality, and deciding on the production hardware and how it gets used. Managing operations effectively requires both strategic and tactical skills. The topics addressed include process analysis, workforce issues, materials management, quality and productivity, technology, strategic planning, and relevant analytical techniques.
Residency II: Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business
Your opportunity to build connections continues during Kelley Connect Week on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Throughout your Kelley Connect Week experience, you will network with Kelley School of Business deans, faculty, staff, fellow students, and alumni during a champagne reception, the Kelley Direct Welcome Dinner, and the Student Social at Nick’s English Hut, a legendary Bloomington pub. You’ll also dive into the rigorous Kelley curriculum with an intense 1.5 credit hour course, Topics in Directed Business Interaction, taught by an elite faculty team and headlined by Dean Daniel C. Smith.
Fall Quarter Online Courses
Quantitative Analysis - In this course, students will enhance their statistical and mathematical modeling skills covering the following topics: probabilistic decision making, regression analysis, forecasting, software simulation, optimization modeling with the EXCEL Solver, making decisions when multiple objectives are invThe US in a Global Economy - This course takes a macroeconomist's lens to the United States economy in a global context. After taking this course, you will be better able to understand the U.S. and other industrial countries' economic performances, including the terminology and theories that are used to document and explain their long-term trends and cyclical ups and downs. That is, you should be able to better understand and evaluate articles you read in business periodicals like the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Economist and the Financial Times.
Winter Quarter Online Courses
Strategic Marketing Management - This course introduces the management process of creating a market-driven organization. Specific topics include marketing strategy, market research and analysis, and the development of products and services, pricing, distribution and promotion. Instructional strategies include lecture, classroom discussion through threaded discussion forums, case analysis and field research projects.
Supply Chain Management: Project Management - A project is a task with a beginning, a defined scope, and an end: installing a computer network, introducing a new product, and reengineering accounts payable are some examples. Today “the project manager is the linchpin in the current horizontal/vertical organizations. This course focuses on effective project planning and management. This course makes extensive use of case analysis. Students will also be exposed to state-of-the-art project management software (Project Primavera).
Supply Chain Management: Business Process Design - Viewing a business operation as a process has become an important concept. Applying this concept has resulted in significant improvements in cost, productivity and quality. This course will address both manufacturing and administrative/service processes. Initially, the traditional or classical methods of process analysis will be described. Current methods such as work-group analysis and cross-functional analysis will be addressed as well as assessment and evaluation of processes. Techniques such as the rating method, performance evaluation, benchmarking, and the quality profile are described. Students will use state-of-the-art software designed specifically to support process engineering applications.
Residency III: Abroad in Europe or Asia
Spring Quarter Online Course
International Management Studies and Applied Project
Summer Quarter Online Courses
Financial Management - This course provides a working knowledge of the tools and analytical conventions used in the practice of corporate finance. The focus is on understanding the basic elements of financial theory for use in analytical reasoning with business problems. Additionally, it explores the interrelationship among corporate policies and decisions. The instructional strategies include the use of PC spreadsheets to develop a planning model for funds requirement.
Strategic Management and Business Planning - This course introduces students to strategic management and planning. In the course, you are asked to develop and execute a business strategy in a business simulation. In the Kelley Direct Online MBA Program, you are asked to develop a wide variety of skills and competencies in management. Developing and executing a business plan is only one of these skills. In addition, many of the skills and competencies addressed in this course will receive progressively greater refining in subsequent courses. As a result, this course should be viewed as in introduction to many issues that you will address again from different perspectives throughout the remainder of the MBA program.
Residency IV : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School
Organizational Development and Change - This course instructs on how to plan, organize, motivate and control change through managing organizations using transactional leadership.
Fall Quarter Online Courses
Law for Global Business - The objective is to provide the student of management with a basic knowledge of the American legal system, the legal process and relevant substantive law which is necessary to making informed and effective business decisions. The law develops and evolves in response to changing social, economic, political, and technological forces, and business decisions often carry long-lasting as well as delayed effects. This course emphasizes the study of the law of torts, contracts, and product liability. It is hoped that consideration of a study of these legal principles will give prospective managers insight into the dynamics of the legal process to enable them to predict as soundly as possible the future legal environment in which their present decisions will bear fruit.
Developing Strategic Capabilities - This course offers an introduction to tools for strategic management. It provides an introductory review of the complexities involved in determining long-term strategies. Rather than assessing the organization’s environment in terms of broadly defined opportunities and threats, this course examines the dynamics of the competitive environment and how the pace and direction of industry change are influenced by the resources, capabilities, and competitive interaction of rivals. The course uses discussion forums, team projects, and an interactive simulation.
Winter Quarter Online Courses
International Competitive Strategy - This course will cover the key concepts and frameworks related to International Competitive Strategy. As such, the focus will be on the Multinational Corporation (MNC) and on the international managers responsible for its success. MNC managers must understand the broad content of global and cross-border management to achieve success.
Integrative Capstone Course - Business development and venturing is the vehicle for our integrative capstone courses. Employing the tools learned and practiced throughout their program, students will work in small teams to develop business plans for new businesses, or entrepreneurial activities within larger organizations. There is also a business computer simulation that is designed to integrate the knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program. Readings and other course materials will be assigned by the faculty instructor.