Courses shown below are graduate level.
Enjoy Greater Efficiency and Accomplish More
This course covers topics in Part 1 (of 2 parts) of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. The student is exposed to relevant professional skills and topics including budgeting and financial forecasting, cost management and allocation issues, standard costing, variance analysis, responsibility accounting, internal controls, and business ethics. The course is designed to build competency for CMA exam conditions including multiple-choice questions, essays, and business simulations. The professor offers technical insights about how to develop solutions quickly. Just as business feedback loops create opportunities for improved decision making, students in this course receive valuable feedback towards successful completion of the CMA. (4 credits) Prerequisites: MGT 5160 Managerial Accounting
The Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC) is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors. For more information, go to www.tm.org. (2 credits)
The goal of this course is for you to gain experience and understanding of consciousness as the unifying basis of all branches of knowledge. This course provides a foundation for all other courses you will take at Maharishi University of Management and introduces you to key ideas and terms relevant to your studies and to your experience here.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Knowledge is Gained from Inside and Outside
Both inner knowledge and information from the environment are critical to properly manage business risks. In this course on topics covered in Part 2 (of 2 parts) of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination, the student is exposed to relevant professional skills and topics in financial statement analysis, business performance metrics, profitability analysis, investment risk and portfolio management, financial instruments and cost of capital issues, international finance, corporate restructuring, decision analysis, and investment decisions. The course is designed to build competency for CMA exam conditions including multiple-choice questions, essays, and business simulations. Professors offer technical insights about how to develop solutions quickly. (4 credits) Prerequisites: MGT 5160 Managerial Accounting
Maximizing Sustainable Organizational Brilliance
In the past ten years, business leaders around the world have developed new methodologies to steer their organizations towards sustainable achievement of “Triple Bottom Line” success, i.e., financial results, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. In this course, students will learn about the major programs for developing organizational excellence including Six Sigma, Lean Management, Balanced Scorecard, Continuous Process Improvement (kaizen), and other best practices methodologies. (2 credits)
Managing According to Natural Law
Through selected journal and website articles, students are introduced to the basic concepts of Lean Management as exemplified in the Toyota Production System. The elements, rules and tools of lean are explored as a methodology for aligning an organization’s strategic and operational plans to be consistent with Nature’s organizing principles. Students write essays and take online quizzes to demonstrate mastery of the material. (2 credits)
Transformation through Organizational Self-referral
To effectively support lean management initiatives, accountants must embrace new procedures to prepare management reports that focus on inventory size reductions, tracking of waste and failure costs, and improved productivity and occupancy costs. They must reveal the causal factors that drive lean success. They must think creatively about how to structure compensation systems that encourage lean behaviors. Through articles, case studies, lectures, and written assignments, students will gain a solid foundation for facilitating lean transformation. (2 credits) Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting I & II (MGT 440 & MGT 441 OR MGT 5141 and 5142)
Creating Coherence in the Flow of Accounting Services
In this course, students learn how to apply the concepts of lean management to streamline accounting processes and to better meet the needs of the internal customers who use accounting services. Students learn how to assess internal customer requirements, how to map accounting value streams, how to identify non-value added activities, and how to conduct kaizen events to continuously improve accounting services. (2 credits) Prerequisite: Lean Accounting I (MGT 5855)
If the student has already taken STC or SCI courses through the University sometime in the past, then the STC course is waived, and the cost of the program is reduced by $800.
Registration: To register for this certificate program, contact MBA Program Team Leader, Karen Slowick at 641-472-1128 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.