MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability Course Selection Instructions Fall 2011

 

Registration Instructions

Credit Limits
Fall 2011 Accelerated MBA students must register for all required courses for a maximum of 15 credits in the Fall semester. s

Fall 2011 Weekend MBA students must register for all required courses for a maximum of 12 credits in the Fall I semester.

Summer 2011 Weekend MBA students must register for all required courses for a maximum of 9 credits in the Fall I semester.

Summer 2010 Weekend MBA students must register for all required courses for a maximum of 8 credits in the Fall II semester.


Electives
There are no elective credits required in the MBA program. Students wanting to add elective credits would need permission in writing from the Program Director provided to the Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.


Pre-Course Requirements
Many classes in the Accelerated and Weekend programs begin with pre-course assignments and/or online work prior to the first scheduled class meeting date found in the course description. Pre-class assignments are posted in their respective course sites in Sakai prior to the first scheduled meeting.


MBA Prerequisites
Prior to enrolling in Finance I and Ecological Economics students in the MBA in Sustainability must be proficient in the following subject areas: use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, financial accounting, and microeconomics.


Excel Competency

Students can achieve competency in Excel through self-study or online coursework at their discretion. Recommended resources include:

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Complete Concepts and Techniques, by Shelly Cashman
  • Mastering Excel by Jim Gip
  • Microsoft Excel Basics: A One-Day Seminar

Financial Accounting Prerequisite

As a prerequisite to Finance I, all Weekend and Accelerated MBA students must have completed the financial accounting requirement by meeting one of the options below:

  1. Completing the Antioch MBA online OMFE 500 Introduction to Financial Accounting course. The cost of this course is $200.00. Students must complete this course and pass the test with 80% or better.
  2. If you have professional experience, you may take the Antioch MBA online OMFE 506 Introduction to Financial Accounting Test. The cost is $50.00 to take this exam. Students must pass the test with 80% or better.

OMFE 500
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Fulfills requirement for meeting proficiency in financial accounting.
Restricted to Weekend and Accelerated MBA students (except those taking OMFE 506, Intro to Financial Accounting Test).

This self paced, self instructed online course will prepare students for the Finance I and II courses. Financial accounting helps students to meet organizational goals by identifying, measuring, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic language and concepts of financial accounting including the basic principles of accounting, the accounting cycle, ruling organizations, account definitions and classifications, entity types, the four financial statements, and CSR reporting. Students will use Excel to create financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. The course is offered on Sakai. It is designed in a series of modules. At the end of each module is a quiz that students must pass prior to proceeding to the next module. At the end of the course is a final exam. Students must get 80% or better to pass the course. Multiple resources and links will be available online so students will be able to navigate the course independently.

Section A: The online course is available throughout the Fall 2011 semester, ongoing from August 31 through December 16, 2011. The final day to register for Section A is December 2, 2011. Students must complete this course and pass the test with 80% or better by December 16, 2011.
Credits: 0


OMFE 506
Introduction to Financial Accounting Test

Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Fulfills requirement for meeting proficiency in financial accounting.
Restricted to Weekend and Accelerated MBA students.

This online test is only for students who have experience in accounting and would like to attempt to waive the prerequisite course (OMFE 500 Introduction to Financial Accounting) by taking the test out option.
Section T: This is a self paced online test available throughout the Fall 2011 semester, ongoing from August 31 through December 1, 2011. Students need to register for the test and pass with an 80% or better by December 1. Students who test below 80% must register for OMFE 500 Section A by December 2 and complete that course and test with an 80% or better by December 16, 2011.
Credits: 0


Economics Prerequisite
As a prerequisite to Ecological Economics, all Weekend and Accelerated MBA students must have completed the introduction to economics requirement by meeting one of the options below:

  1. Completing the Antioch MBA online OMFE 503 Introduction to Economics course. The cost of this course is $200.00. Students must complete this course and pass the test with 80% or better.
  2. If you have professional experience, you may take the Antioch MBA online OMFE 513 Introduction to Economics Test. The cost is $50.00 to take this exam. Students must pass the test with 80% or better.

OMFE 503
Introduction to Economics

Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Fulfills requirement for meeting proficiency in microeconomics.

Restricted to Weekend and Accelerated MBA students (except those taking OMFE 513, Introduction to Economics Test).

This self paced, self instructed online course will prepare students for Ecological Economics by learning the foundations of neoclassical economics. In the course students will be introduced to the language of economics and survey: supply and demand, elasticity, production costs, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and other topics relevant to building a foundational understanding of economics. The course is offered on Sakai. It is designed in a series of modules. At the end of each module is a quiz that students must pass prior to proceeding to the next module. At the end of the course is a final exam. Students must get of 80% or better to pass the course. Multiple resources and links will be available online so students will be able to navigate the course independently.
Section A: The online course is available throughout the Fall 2011 semester, ongoing from August 31 through December 16, 2011. The final day to register for Section A is December 2, 2011. Students must complete this course and pass the test with 80% or better byDecember 16, 2011.
Credits: 0


OMFE 513
Introduction to Economics Test

Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Fulfills requirement for meeting proficiency in microeconomics.
Restricted to Weekend and Accelerated MBA students.

This online test is only for students who have experience in microeconomics and would like to attempt to waive the prerequisite course (OMFE 503 Introduction to Economics) by taking the test out option.
Section T: This is a self paced online test available throughout the Fall 2011 semester, ongoing from August 31 through December 1, 2011. Students need to register for the test and pass with an 80% or better by December 1. Students who test below 80% must register for OMFE 503 Section A by December 2 and complete that course and test with an 80% or better by December 16, 2011.
Credits: 0


MBA Course Schedule


Accelerated Program
(Fall 2011 Accelerated MBA students)

Wednesdays & Thursdays, August 31 & September 1, September 7& 8, and September 14 &15

12:00 – 7:00 pm
OMN 508 Introduction to Sustainability
(Section B)

Sundays, September 11, October 2 & 23, November 20 and December 18
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMFE 502 Finance I
(Section A)

Wednesdays & Thursdays, September 21 & 22, October 5 & 6, and October 12 & 13
12:00 – 7:00 pm
OMG 545 Teamwork and Diversity
(Section B)

Wednesday, October 19
Wednesdays & Thursdays, October 26 & 27 and November 2 & 3

Wednesday, November 9
12:00 – 7:00 pm
(Learning Journey – Monday and Tuesday, September 26 and 27)
OMN 502 Earth Systems in Organizations
(Section B)

Wednesday, November 16
Wednesdays & Thursdays, November 30 & December 1, and December 7 & 8

Wednesday, December 14
12:00 – 7:00 pm
OMM 500 Developing Human Resources
(Section B)


First Year Weekend Program – Fall I
(Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 Weekend MBA students)

Thursday, August 25

4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday – Monday, August 26 – 29
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMN 508 Introduction to Sustainability
(Section A)
(Fall 2011 Weekend MBA students only)

Fridays, September 9 & 30, October 21, November 18 and December 16
1:00 – 9:00 pm

OMG 545 Teamwork and Diversity
(Section A)

Saturdays, September 10, October 1 & 22, November 19 and December 17
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMN 502 Earth Systems in Organizations
(Section A)

Sundays, September 11, October 2 & 23, November 20 and December 18

8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMFE 502 Finance I
(Section A)


Second Year Weekend Program – Fall II
(Summer 2010 Weekend MBA students)

Fridays, September 9 & 30, October 21, November 18 and December 16
3:30 – 8:30 pm

OMC 692 Practicum Strategy & Research
(Sections A1 – A2)

Saturdays, September 10, October 1 & 22, November 19 and December 17
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMM 503 Supply Chain & Green IT Operations
(Section A)

Sundays, September 11, October 2 & 23, November 20 and December 18
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMD 550 Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Leading Change
(Section A)