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This course will prepare the graduate student to apply and analyze the descriptive
and inferential methods of statistics. The use of computer models will enhance the
underlying mathematical concepts that the student will be expected to synthesize.
There will be a particular emphasis on research, including design, the collection
of data, and an analysis of that data through competent statistical compilation.
This course goes beyond just the principles of macro and microeconomics and teaches
business decision making by allowing students to both understand the economic issues
involved in and apply economic theories to the analysis of concrete, real world problems.
The course attempts to synthesize theoretical principles of economics with functional
areas of business as a foundation for higher-level business courses.
As an introduction, a basic financial accounting review is provided. U.S. financial
accounting is related to global international accounting. Financial accounting is
bridged to managerial accounting. Managerial accounting is defined and contrasted
with financial accounting. The process of managerial accounting and its use by managers
in an organization is described and assessed. Major cost accounting systems and how
they work in our modern technological environment are reviewed and analyzed. Planning
and control systems in current organizations are examined through budgeting, standard
costing and responsible accounting principles. Use of managerial accounting for decision
making and financial statement analysis completes the managerial accounting process.
Strategic management of human resources in any organization must be addressed within
the larger scope of strategic business planning and leadership. People are often the
competitive advantage in an organization, but only when the human-focused policies
and practices align with the strategic directions of the organization. This three
credit hour, graduate level course will provide students with the ability to formulate
and analyze human resources policies and practices in a strategic manner to positively
impact the operations of their organizations.
An effective manager needs to be able to lead a group of people toward the accomplishment
of organizational objectives. A good leader will also be able to analyze the leadership
style and methods of other leaders using critical thought and the application of well-researched
theories of leadership. Students will also formulate a personal philosophy of leadership
to guide future decisions and actions.
This course is an analysis and application of the U.S. corporate law and practice
from the perspectives of practitioners. This legal analysis and application (through
case studies) includes corporate governance principles, contracts, and business tort
laws. In addition, this course explores the U.S. securities law, evidence of indebtedness,
investment contracts, and certificates of interest in profit-sharing agreements.
This course presents the importance of the marketing function in the strategic management
of the organization. Within the framework of the marketing discipline, students will
learn how to ascertain customer needs and to strategically plan to fill those needs
while serving an increasingly diverse population. Also considered in this course are
issues such as electronic marketing, environmentalism, consumerism and consumer life-style.
As part of this course, students will identify actual consumer needs and devise a
comprehensive strategic marketing plan.
This course will prepare the graduate student to apply and analyze sophisticated methods
of investment decision making in a corporate environment. This will include the ability
to combine the results of different analyses, as well as the discernment of the most
appropriate tool in a given circumstance. There will be a particular emphasis on research,
including problem solving in a practical business setting.
This course is designed to help students gain in-depth knowledge of current management
issues; specific problems and issues related to organizational change; analysis of
human resources; operations, and strategic management, finance and investments; or
in areas of international trade and global management. Students interested in a particular
area of business can enhance their knowledge, skills, and research in this special
This course examines the increasing importance of transportation and logistics to
the movement of goods and services in today’s global economy. Transportation issues
related to policy and regulation, carrier operations, and business logistics (from
user’s perspective) are explored and analyzed in detail, both on the domestic as well
as international levels. Other issues such as supply chain management, export/import
operations management and documentation, and management techniques related to logistics
and traffic management operations are also discussed.
This course explores the issues of defining corporate mission, objectives, and goals.
Participants focus on the analysis of the firm's external and internal environment
to identify and create competitive advantage in a global context. The course emphasizes
the cultural, ethical, political, and regulatory issues facing any global business
environment, and the need for leadership for a successful management of strategic
change. The course serves as a capstone for students to integrate functional areas
with the overall strategic issues facing companies in today's business environment.
Course transfers in as a MBA elective.