MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability Course Selection Instructions Summer 2011

Credit Limits
Summer 2011 entering weekend MBA students must register for the one required course for a
maximum of 3 credits in the Summer I semester.

Summer 2010 entering weekend MBA students do not need to register for courses in the
Summer II semester, as Summer 2011 is the vacation semester.

Fall 2010 entering accelerated MBA students must register for all required courses for a
maximum of 9 credits in the Summer 2011 semester.

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 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 three to four weeks 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 James Gips
  • 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.
Required of and restricted to Summer and Fall 2011 entering 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 summer 2011 semester, ongoing from
May 14 through August 26, 2011. The final day to register for Section A is August 13, 2011.
Students must complete this course and pass the test with 80% or better by August 26, 2011.
Credits: 0

OMFE 506 Introduction to Financial Accounting Test
Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Fulfills requirement for meeting proficiency in financial accounting.
Restricted to Summer and Fall 2011 entering 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 summer 2011 semester,
ongoing from May 14 through August 12, 2011. Students need to register for the test and pass
with an 80% or better by August12. Students who test below 80% must register for OMFE 500

Section A by August 13 and complete that course and test with an 80% or better by August 26,
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.
Required of and restricted to Summer and Fall 2011 entering 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 and test is available throughout the summer 2011 semester,
ongoing from May 14 through August 26, 2011. The final day to register for Section A is August
13, 2011. Students must complete this course and pass the test with 80% or better by August 26,
2011.
Credits: 0

OMFE 513 Introduction to Economics Test
Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Fulfills requirement for meeting proficiency in microeconomics.
Restricted to Summer and Fall 2011 entering 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 summer 2011 semester,
ongoing from May 14 through August 12, 2011. Students need to register for the test and pass
with an 80% or better by August12. Students who test below 80% must register for OMFE 503

Section A by August 13 and complete that course and test with an 80% or better by August 26,
2011. Credits: 0


MBA Course Schedule


First Year Weekend Program – Summer I

Program runs from Friday, June 3 through Tuesday, June 7

Friday – Monday, June 3 – 6
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 7
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
OMN 508 Introduction to Sustainability
(Section A)


Accelerated Program
(Fall 2010 entering accelerated MBA students)

Program runs from Tuesday, May 11 through Tuesday, July 19

Wednesday & Thursday, May 11 & 12
Tuesday – Thursday, May 17 – 19
Tuesday, May 24
2:00 – 9:00 pm
OMD 550 Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Leading Change
(Section B)

Thursdays, June 2, 16, 23, 30 and July 7 & 14
2:00 – 9:00 pm
OMS 525 Integrative Strategic Management
(Section B)

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 14 & 15
Tuesdays, June 21 & 28 and July 5 & 12
2:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
OMC 695 Practicum
(Section B)