Accounting 5121: Financial Accounting and Reporting
Accounting is an information system. This course is designed to introduce students to accounting concepts essential to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements issued to management and to external users such as stockholders and creditors. While appropriate consideration is given to the procedural aspects of accounting, emphasis is placed on understanding the conceptual bases of generally accepted accounting principles and the effects of using alternative accounting methods on financial statements.
Accounting 5123: Cost Analysis and Control
Internally, managers need timely information in order to plan and control operations. This course focuses on managerial uses of accounting information for decision making within the business enterprise. Decisions considered include product pricing, transfer pricing, make or buy, and capital budgeting. Formation of budgets, establishing an internal control structure, performance evaluation, and cost control techniques are also discussed.
BADM 5894: MBA Skills Module I & II
This course is designed to support the overall MBA curriculum and includes effective oral, written and presentation communication skills, as well as an introduction to project management skills.
Business Law 5175: Business Law and Ethics
In order to survive, businesses must meet the legal and ethical standards imposed by a changing society. Business enterprise is not an island and business decision-making must be undertaken in light of current legal and ethical demands. Such demands may take the form of globalization of the business enterprise, reactions to hostile takeovers, concerns with market concentration and efficiency, changes in legal philosophy and corporate ethics, and developments in international law and administrative regulation. By examining the philosophical, legal, social, historical, and political/economic regulatory environments, this course places business decision-making in the legal and ethical perspective so critical in today's markets.
Finance 5101: Financial Management
All major decisions have financial implications, and therefore, the financial manager's contribution to directing the operations of the firm has become increasingly critical in the last decade. This course provides an overview of techniques for effectively studying financial decisions and their impact on the company. The course covers the basic concepts and tools necessary to understand the financial decision-making process. The fundamental issues of timing and uncertainty are integrated into the problem of asset valuation. Financial analysis models for determining appropriate sources of capital and effective use of long-term and short-term assets are discussed.
Finance 5151: Introduction to Economics, Financial Markets, and Information
This course provides a foundation in the economics of markets, with particular application to financial markets and the role of information. Specific topics include the following: (1) the basic principles of supply, demand, profit maximization, price determination, international trade, and exchange rates; (2) the basic structure of modern, global financial markets as an application of the basic economic principles; (3) the use of information and information technology in financial markets, including use of the Internet, Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other computerized sources of information; and (4) a review of the “efficient market hypothesis.”
Management 5138: Managing Organizations
Today's business climate demands that organizations and their managers be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and capable of maximizing the contributions of all their members. In addition, today's manager must possess the leadership and team skills necessary to manage an increasingly diverse work force. Knowing how to reap maximum benefit from an organization's human capital is essential for today's manager. This course examines topics such as leadership, motivation, team dynamics, organization structure, design and culture, conflict, power and politics.
Management 5800: Strategy, Policy and Planning
A firm's ability to survive and succeed in an increasingly competitive global arena depends on its ability to develop and maintain an effective strategy. This capstone course deals with the two major aspects of strategy: formulation and implementation. Strategy formulation examines such issues as environmental threats and opportunities, the values and priorities of management and societal stakeholders, and the strengths of company resources and competencies relative to principal competitors. Strategy implementation covers such topics as strategic leadership, organizational structure, resource allocation, and building a strategy-supportive culture. The course will use cases and readings to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students to deal with strategic issues.
Marketing 5115: Market-Driven Management
The purpose of a business is to create a satisfied customer. To accomplish this, managers must incorporate both their customers' and competitors' perspectives into their decision making. This course focuses on the need to become a market-driven organization. Topics covered include: market segmentation and target marketing, marketing research for obtaining critical customer information, development of marketing strategies, product development and the key linkage between marketing and R&D, pricing strategies and implementation, working with distribution partners, developing effective promotional programs, control and evaluation of the marketing function. These and other topics will be applied in a wide range of market areas such a global marketing, the new service economy, industrial and high technology products, consumer goods and services, financial services and health care.
Operations and Information Management 5103: Managerial Statistics
A manager is concerned with recognizing and formulating statistical problems in business decision making. This course covers the more familiar classical inference procedures and basic statistical concepts often essential to interpretation of business data. Methods of understanding and detecting changes are explored using variability; descriptive, exploratory, and inferential statistics found in widely available statistical packages. Topics include: discrete and continuous random variables, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
Operations and Information Management 5110: Operations Management
An operations manager is concerned with designing, operating and controlling a system for producing goods and services. Design decisions include selecting a process technology, organizing jobs, selecting vendors, and developing the location and layout of facilities. Operating the system involves planning and scheduling work and material flow, controlling quality, and managing inventories. General systems concepts and models are developed and applied. Topics include process flow analysis, inventory systems, waiting line analysis, quality design, capacity resource planning, project management, and integrating operations with the firm's strategic plans.
Operations and Information Management 5165: Management Information Systems
A manager is concerned with the solution of business problems by exploiting the information resources available through the explosion in information technology. Emphasis is on business applications and the development and use of information systems for maximum benefit to the organization. Topics include: decision support systems, impact of the computer upon individual and organizations, competitive implications, technology change, telecommunications, and control of information systems, resources.