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ACC - Accounting

ACC 520: Essentials of Accounting
Considers contemporary issues in financial reporting and in accounting for management decisions. Alternative accounting methods are identified, and the management implications of the choices among these methods are studied. Use of actual business cases. Should not be taken if student has successfully completed ACC 201.

ACC 611: Accounting for Decision Making
This course familiarizes students with the use of accounting information for business decision-making. Topics covered include cost behavior, profitability analysis, short-term decision making, budgeting, and performance measurement. 
 PR: ACC 201, ACC 520 or equivalent preparation.

 

BUS - Business

BUS 520: Essentials of Business Statistics
Use of statistical methods and mathematical concepts for analysis of business decisions. Topics include basic probabilities, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and other quantitative tools needed for analysis in subsequent course work and in practical applications.

BUS 657: Strategic Use of Information Technology
Studies emerging information technologies and their impact on firm strategy, organizational structure, operations and decision-making. Emphasizes electronic commerce and its role in developing competitive advantage through extensive use of case studies. PR: One course in computer use or information systems or equivalent preparation.

BUS 674: Social Issues in Business 
 

BUS 676: Entrepreneurship and Advanced Business Planning
Covers the entrepreneurial process from conception to implementation of a new venture. Concentrates on attributes of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams, their search and assessment of opportunities, and gathering resources to convert opportunities into businesses. Students work in teams to develop a business plan for a new venture.

BUS 685: Strategies of World-Class Organizations
Reviews the strategic operations of several global organizations during the last five years, and assesses their performance. Integrates the use of financial markets, managerial leadership, communications and computer skills to make decisions designed to achieve world-class performance. Uses teams and case simulations. PR: MKT 621, FIN 601, MGT 655, ACC 611, and MGT 664 or 665.

BUS 695: Special Topics in Business
Varied topics provide an opportunity for faculty and students to accommodate their interests. Course may be repeated up to three times as topics vary.

BUS 697: Independent Study/Internship
Provides independent, comprehensive study in selected topics under the direction of a faculty member. May include field-work experience but also requires the completion of a formal paper and/or project designed to demonstrate thorough knowledge in the particular field. May be taken a maximum of one time. PR: Consent of the director and instructor prior to registration for the course.

 

ECO - Economics

ECO 510: Essentials of Economics
Accelerated introduction to microeconomic and macroeconomic principles. Analysis of markets, consumers, business firms and government agencies and the market mechanism for determining resource use and income distribution. Introduction of the factors that determine macroeconomic activity and governments' policies regarding trade. Topics, discussions and examples will illustrate the applicability of economic principles to business decisions and to international trade and finance.
 

 

FIN - Finance

FIN 510: Essentials of Finance
Analyzes financial decision making within a business enterprise. Studies basic quantitative techniques used in financial decision making, valuing streams of cash flows, planning the capital structure, cost of capital and estimating cash flows on potential investments. PR: ACC 520 or equivalent.

FIN 601: Corporate Finance
Analyzes the major financial-policy decisions of the corporation. Emphasizes the domestic and global impact of investment, financing and dividend decisions of the firm on its value and stock price. Significant team case analysis required. PR: Finance 510 or equivalent preparation.

FIN 631: Investments
Analyzes investments by covering portfolio theory, capital-market models, portfolio management, and security analysis. PR: FIN 510 or equivalent preparation.

 

MGT - Management

MGT 530: Essentials of Management
Survey of various basic topics in organizational management. Includes management, strategy, operations, human resources and organizational behavior.

MGT 606: Process Improvement Projects
Introduces process-improvement methodologies to improve quality, shorten production time, lower cost, solve inventive problems, or more thoroughly understand process flows. Students also gain experience managing project scope and execution. Students select and implement one or more methodologies to a process-improvement project within their own company (or other local business, if necessary). All projects must be approved by the instructor and completed within the semester in which the course is offered.

MGT 655: Leadership and Change Management
Encourages competitive advantage through leadership of organizational change. Compares theoretical leadership processes developing effective, ethical, multicultural, global, and local teams with personal development of practical leadership skills. Includes participation in Berry Outdoor Leadership (BOLD) program and analysis of written cases as well as oral, written, and virtual presentation of actual case studies to local business leaders. PR: MGT 530 or equivalent preparation.

MGT 660: Strategic Human Resource Management                                                        Analyzes human-resource strategic choices in a variety of organizational settings. Includes selecting and integrating human resources practices with firm strategy, and with changing environmental factors such as work-force diversity and national and international legal and cultural requirements. Requires students to analyze and present strategic planning and policy recommendations for one or more organizations. PR: MGT 530 or equivalent preparation.

MGT 664: Service Management                                                                                        Introduces the management of service-business operations including general operational characteristics of services, ways to gain strategic advantage, issues in designing a service-delivery system, managing operations and techniques in assuring service quality. PR: BUS 520 or equivalent preparation.

MGT 665: Operations Management
Focuses on the design, control, and improvement of systems that use raw material, human resources, equipment and facilities to create and distribute goods or services in students’ current employer organizations. Involves instruction in and application of quantitative analysis tools of readily available computer software. PR: BUS 520 or equivalent preparation.

MGT 667: Quality Management
Develops a systematic understanding of the importance and consequences of implementing quality management. Includes management concepts used in the quality management process, performance measurement, quality economics, techniques for creating goods and services efficiently and creating customer satisfaction. PR: BUS 520 or equivalent preparation.

MGT 668: International Management
Introduces challenges of managing multinational corporations (MNCs). Includes present and future environmental, strategic, organizational and competitive challenges of the global economy; strategic collaboration and alliances between MNCs; and challenges for managers employed by MNCs.

 

MKT - Marketing

 

MKT 610: Strategic Career Management Assists students with their personal professional growth and career management. Applies key concepts from marketing management and strategic planning to a person's professional development. The course will help students refine communication, enhance business and social etiquette skills, assist students with first-impression management, teach students how to apply business theory to the strategic management of their careers and provide students with an opportunity to develop a personal career strategic plan. 

MKT 621: Strategic Marketing
Provides a broad survey of the field of marketing. Emphasizes developing and applying strategic principles to marketing planning including customer analysis, market segmentation, product development, forecasting, pricing, distribution, promotion and marketing strategy. Utilizes the case-analysis method.

MKT 658: Internet Marketing
Examines the progress and potential of the Internet for the marketing of goods and services. Uses case analysis, discussion, lecture, and student projects. Focuses on the mechanisms underlying e-commerce success and failure, including product and service considerations, logistics, pricing, and data management.

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