GE Appliances, Haier employees: Earn an online MBA from the top-ranked Kelley School of Business.
The GE Appliances, Haier Online MBA program at the Kelley School of Business will give you in-depth knowledge on material designed to help you thrive and grow within the company.
Best of all? While the majority of your coursework will be taught online, giving you maximum control of life outside of work, you’ll still have the opportunity to meet our world-renowned faculty on campus once a year for face-to-face instruction and networking during the Kelley Immersion.
Credit Hours and Structure
Launch the next stage of your career in two years.
Your online MBA program will:
Total 48 credit hours
Be completed over the course of 24 months
Consist of approximately 6 credit hours per quarter
Total eight quarters; with four quarters per year
You'll learn from the same highly ranked faculty that teach in the residential programs. Topics covered include:
Business law and ethics
Kelley Immersion Experience Weeks
Though the majority of your coursework will happen online, Kelley Immersion invites GE Appliances – Haier MBA candidates to spend two separate weeks at the Kelley School of Business, a $33-million complex nestled in one of America’s most beautiful college campuses.
You'll spend one week on campus your first year, and one week on campus your second year. Each immersion week will take place early September.
Travel to Bloomington, Indiana is required for these courses.
In this course, we enhance your statistical and mathematical modeling skills covering the following topics:
Probabilistic decision making
Simulation with @RISK
Optimization modeling with the EXCEL Solver
Making decisions when multiple objectives are involved
Using neutral networks to improve forecasting.
Applications from all major functional areas will be discussed
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 part of the course reviews financial accounting and reporting while the second part of the course focuses on cost-benefit analysis for evaluating the potential value-added results from planning, organizing and controlling a firm’s accounting information. The use of cases, forum discussions and computer support is used extensively.
This graduate-level project management course is designed for students with a wide range of project management and business experience. It is focused on the application of the best-in-class project management principles and tools particularly in the broadly defined filed of global supply chain management. The goal is to introduce these students to modern project management methods, measures and models, and equip them to become more effective project managers and decision makers.
Surveys the management of operations in manufacturing and service firms. Diverse activities, such as determining the size and type of production process, purchasing the appropriate raw materials, planning and scheduling the flow of materials and the nature and content of inventories, assuring product quality, and deciding on the production hardware and how it gets used, comprise this function of the company. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills. The topics considered include process analysis, workforce issues, materials management, quality and productivity, technology, and strategic planning, together with relevant analytical techniques. The course makes considerable use of business cases. Most classes will be spent discussing the cases assigned. For each case, students will be asked to review actual company situations and apply technical and managerial skills to recommending courses of action. Most cases will be taken from manufacturing, but some will be service-oriented. Several of the cases will focus on international companies or issues.
Concepts and issues associated with the accounting of and management of business; particular emphasis is given to understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior. Enables the student to prepare, use, and critically evaluate management accounting information for purposes of planning and control, product costing, and performance measurement and evaluation. Analyzes the role of accounting information in making effective managerial decisions, both at the level of a particular department and of the enterprise as a whole.
Prerequisite: BUKD-C521 Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making
The goal of this course is to develop the analytical tools and hands-on experience with data and economic models to optimally utilize information in decision-making, often in the context of economic consulting. We will cover data management and descriptive statistics, along with advanced analysis including policy evaluation and endogeneity control. We will discuss these topics in the context of classic economic and business questions. In addition, students will develop presentation and communication skills, particularly with regard to quantitative outputs. Finally, students will learn the basics of identification in order to better understand which data is most useful to collect when answering a given empirical question.
Provides a working knowledge of the tools and analytical conventions used in the practice of corporate finance; establishes an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory to be used in application of analytical reasoning to business problems; and explores the interrelationship among corporate policies and decisions. Coursework will include problem sets, study group preparation of executive summary memos and critiques, and use of PC spreadsheets to develop a planning model for a case focusing on funds requirement.
Today's business environment forces executives to use every tool at their disposal to create and maintain an effective and adaptable organization. A major source of effectiveness and adaptability is the way in which the company's efforts are organized—its systems, structures, management process, rewards, and strategies.
The primary job of senior management today is to design, build, and operate organizations that function effectively. What this means is that the organization is in a constant state of change. Understanding the change process is vital. Knowing the roadblocks to effective change is very important. The role of the manager as a change agent becomes critical. Often the problems arise not from the change itself, but the process of making the change. Individuals resist change. It is a natural phenomenon. How and why this change manifests itself is a central issue in this course. Developing the skills to move through the change process not knowing what roadblocks one might encounter is becoming incredibly valuable.
This course concentrates on the important functions of working and managing the vendor base that supports the supply base. Students will learn about the design of cooperative arrangements between trading partners, as well as the new technologies like internet reverse auctions and e-hubs that are being employed for e-procurement.
This course is an in-depth review of working capital, treasury and cash management topics, especially with respect to how these areas are actually implemented in business organizations. The primary topic areas include:
analysis of the liquidity of the firm,
management of working capital,
function and operation of money markets,
short-term investment/borrowing decisions,
payment systems and cash management tools,
identification and measurement of financial risk factors,
dealing with financial service and electronic commerce providers, and
global treasury management.
The course includes several Excel projects, discussion forums and a short research project in the working capital area.
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.
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.
Supply chain management is a set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufactures, 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.
This course gives the student an in-depth understanding of the technologies that businesses use to better manage their supply chain operations. Key technologies covered are Enterprise Resource Planning systems, Customer Relationship Management, Advanced Planning Systems, and Data Mining.
The Kelley Capstone Experience is an innovative course designed to enhance a student’s talent in leadership, team dynamics, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Experience in project scoping, data collection, and solutions delivery hones management skills that serve a student well in his or her career. Learning occurs through research and writing, lectures, team meetings, faculty coaching sessions, and presentations.
At its core, this course centers on “experiential learning” rather than on exploring the concept of strategy. That is, this is a course where you learn primarily by what you experience rather than what you read.