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Barney School of Business

For more information about the Barney School of Business, please contact them at 860.768.4444.

Accounting

The Barney Accounting and Taxation department can be reached at 860.768.4576.

AC 210 Financial Accounting

3 credits
An introduction to financial accounting fundamentals in today’s business world. The basic financial statements are presented: balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of retained earnings. Students are exposed to the recording, summarization, and presentation of financial information and methods of analyzing financial statements.

5/21 - 7/229674MW5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.A 3203Messier
7/9-8/1633272Distance LearningTBAOnline3Oz

AC 211 Managerial Accounting

3 credits
An overview of managerial accounting principles and practices. Topics include budgeting, costvolume-profit analysis, short-run decision making, standard costing, cost accounting systems, and the statement of cash flows.
Prerequisite(s): AC 210.

5/21 - 7/231026Distance LearningTBAOnline3S. Wahab

AC 560 Taxation of Business Organizations

3 credits
An analysis of the tax concepts applicable to corporations, partnerships, S corporations, and limited-liability companies/partnerships, including definitions, formation, operations, distributions, and liquidations.

Prerequisite(s): AC 425

5/21-7/8 31483Distance LearningTBAOnline3Jaeger
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AC 615 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

3 credits
The course outlines a framework for business analysis using financial statements.  This framework is useful for security analysts and loan officers, as well as corporate management.  A brief review of accrual accounting, accounting standards and financial reports is included. Students learn how to assess the quality of reported earnings. The course ends using valuation techniques to predict a firm’s stock price.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 612 and MBA 616.
The course is not open to MSAT students.

5/21 - 7/831690TBATBAOnline3S. Wahab

AC 715 Financial Reporting and Analysis

3 credits
A study of the structure and use of corporate financial disclosures in the global economy. Topics include financial reporting requirements using financial disclosures for risk and performance analyses, adjusting for alternative reporting techniques, assessment of market valuation, and assessing the quality of earnings. Potential misuses of alternative reporting methods are considered.
Prerequisite(s): AC 321 or AC 621, and MBA 616.
Laboratory fee. This course is not open to MBA students.

7/9 - 8/26 30824Distance LearningTBAOnline3S. Wahab

AC 770 Practice, Procedure, Periods, and Methods

3 credits
A study of the organization of the Internal Revenue Service, procedural prombles with respect to the tax return and tax return audits. Selected topics dealing with accounting periods and methods (e.g., installment sales, long-term contracts, inventories) will also be covered.
Prerequisite(s): AC 425

7/9 - 8/2632284Distance Learning TBA Online3Jaeger

AC 772 Estate Planning and Administration

3 credits
Intensive study of the nature of estate planning and the problems of administering a decedent’s estate. Topics include integration of estate, trust, gift, and income taxes, and trusts and their uses.
Prerequisite(s): AC 425.

5/21 - 7/830599Distance LearningTBAOnline3Goodwin

AC 773 Advanced Individual Tax

3 credit(s)
A critical and intensive study of specific and selected problems in the field of individual taxation, with comprehensive reading of the latest available literature and studies related to the problems involved in this area of taxation.

Prerequisite(s): AC425 or equivalent.

7/09-8/2632999Distance LearningTBAOnline3Jaeger

AC 774 Advanced Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

3 credits
A detailed analysis of the income tax problems of these business forms, including organization, operations, allocations, sales and exchanges of ownership interests, built-in gains, distributions, and liquidations.
Prerequisite(s): AC 425. Corequisite(s): AC 560.

7/09- 8/26 31304Distance LearningTBAOnline3Krause

AC 784 State and Local Tax

3 credit(s)

Examines the sources of state and local revenues derived from taxation, the taxation of multinational and multistate businesses, and the constitutional restrictions on the rights of state and local governments to impose taxes on business entities. Personal income tax, consumer and transaction taxes, property tax, business excise and death taxes imposed by state and local jurisdictions are also examined.

Prerequisite(s): AC 425.

5/21-7/0833285Distance LearningTBAOnline3Russell

BL 230 The Legal Environment of Business

3 credits
An investigative survey of the nature and function of law as applied to business organization and government agencies. Pertinent features of the American legal system will be reviewed in light of the economic and social problems and forces shaping its evolution.

5/21 - 7/232182Distance LearningTBAOnline3Gantt

BL 530 Business Law

3 credits
An introduction to the basic purposes and logic of the law as it applies to business enterprises and their operations. Emphasizes the essential elements of an enforceable agreement, the legal aspects of required performance, and the establishment of an agency relationship. The legal duties of the principal and agent to each other and to third parties. Actual cases are studied to observe the development and application of legal principles in a business activity.

7/9 - 8/1632414Distance LearningTBAOnline3Goldstein
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Economics, Finance, and Insurance

The Barney Economics, Finance, and Insurance department can be reached at 860.768.4581.

ACT 480 Internship in Actuarial Science

3 credits
This course may count as an internship in the major, with permission of the department chair, for students minoring in actuarial science. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211 , FIN 310, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0

5/21 - 8/1631202TBATBATBA3Rassekh

EC 101 Introduction to Economics

3 credits
An introduction to the study of economics and its applications to issues such as budget deficit, tax policy, inflation, unemployment, and international trade. The course will also apply economics to issues such as health care, poverty, and crime. The course may not be taken for credit by Barney students, A&S economics majors, and political economy majors.

5/21-7/231179MW5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.A 3233Goroshko

EC 110 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits
This course introduces students to macroeconomic theory relating to the collective economic roles of consumers, businesses, and governments. Topics include national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, the business cycle, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, economic growth, and international trade.

7/9 - 8/1830371Distance LearningTBAOnline3Kamal

EC 312 - Managerial Economics

3 credit(s)

This course integrates the traditional coverage of microeconomic theory with modern developments in the theory of economic organizations and managerial decision making. Introducing the concepts of transaction costs, this course examines efficiency and coordination with firms, and provides tools for effectively analyzing a wide variety of business situations. Topics include the neoclassical theory of the firm, the organization of the firm, centralized decision making, market failure and externalities, economics of information, and game theory.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110  and EC 211 .

7/9 – 8/ 1634325TBDTBDTBD3Rassekh

EC 330 History of Economic Thought

3 credits
This course examines the development of economic theories from preclassical to contemporary economics. Emphasis is placed on contributions of individual writers and schools of economic thought.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 211.

5/21 - 8/2631371TBATBATBA3Rassekh

EC 480 Internship in Economics

3 credits
This course fulfills the required internship for students majoring in economics/finance. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students will gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for- profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211, EC 311 or EC 312, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5/21 - 8/1629937TBATBATBA3Rassekh

EC 481 Independent Study in International Economics

3 credits
Supervised individual study, under the direction of a faculty advisor, leading to a written report of professional quality.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing.

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FIN 310 Business Finance

3 credits
An introduction to general principles of business finance. Subjects include financial statements, discounted cash-flow analysis, risk and return, stock and bond valuation, capital structure, cost of capital and capital budgeting. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills and financial applications in the business community.
Prerequisite(s): AC 210.

5/21 - 7/231205Distance LearningTBAOnline3M. Wahab
7/9 - 8/1630825Distance LearningTBAOnline3M. Wahab

FIN 420 Intermediate Finance

3 credits
Builds on and reinforces concepts introduced in the introductory finance course to enhance student understanding of financial theory and its applications. Topics include project valuation and risk analysis, capital structure theory and dividend policy, corporate financing and restructuring decisions.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 310.

7/9 - 8/1631433Distance LearningTBAOnline3Cotei

FIN 430 Investment Analysis

3 credits
In this course, students learn about the analysis and valuation of stocks and bonds and the measurement of investment performance. Topics include trading mechanisms and the structure of financial markets around the world. The risk associated with such investments and techniques for measuring them are analyzed. Valuation of contingent claims, such as options and futures, is also discussed. International topics and ethics are an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 310.

5/21 - 7/230640Distance LearningTBAOnline3Lashgari

FIN 432 Portfolio Management

3 credits
In this course, students learn about the theory and practice of portfolio management, for both individual and institutional portfolios. Topics are alternative techniques for designing investment portfolios and the criteria for revision and performance evaluation. Portfolio insurance and the use of options and futures markets are also discussed. International topics, ethics, and social issues are an integral part of the course. A group project in portfolio management is designed to develop student skills to work cooperatively in teams.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 310.

7/9 - 8/1630641Distance LearningTBAOnline3Lashgari

FIN 450 International Finance

3 credits
Analysis of the international financial environment with particular emphasis on the foreign exchange markets and their interrelationships with international financial management; overview of major international financial markets and instruments, foreign exchange hedging, speculation and arbitrage, optimal short-term and long-term borrowing and investing decisions; analysis of currency futures, forwards, and options markets and their uses in international corporate financial management; forecasting foreign exchange rates; measuring and managing foreign exchange risks; multinational corporate cost of capital and capital budgeting; and instruments of international trade finance.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 310.

5/21 - 7/230998Distance LearningTBAOnline3M. Wahab

FIN 480 Internship in Finance

3 credits
This course fulfills the required internship for students majoring in economics/finance. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211, FIN 310, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5/21 - 8/1630024TBATBATBA3Rassekh

FIN 481 Independent Study in Finance

3 credits
Supervised individual study under the direction of a faculty advisor, leading to a written report of professional quality.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of instructor and department chair.

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FIN 490 ST Future Options Swaps

3 credits

This course provides an understanding of the nature, application, and valuation of contingent claims or derivative securities such as futures, options and swaps. The role of commodities and financial futures contracts is studied in managing costs and revenues of a business enterprise. Relevant applications of financial options contracts are examined in managing return. Various uses of swaps contracts are examined for their role in monitoring the cost of financing for a firm. Valuation of futures, options and swaps contracts is further covered.

Prerequisite: FIN 310 or equivalent.

7/9-8/16 Distance LearningTBATBAOnline3Lashgari

FIN 650 International Finance

3 credits
This course is designed to expose the students to the international dimension of corporate finance. It is aimed at providing a conceptual framework for analysis of major financial problems of the global company. Topics include the international monetary systems, the foreign exchange market, determination of exchange rates, managing foreign exchange exposure, the foreign direct investment decisions, capital budgeting, and working capital management. (Students who have taken FIN 450 are not permitted to take this course for credit.)
Prerequisite(s): MBA 616.

7/9 - 8/1631181Distance LearningTBAOnline3M. Wahab

FIN 662 Financial Institutions and Markets

3 credits
This course introduces students to the structure, function, and activities of the various domestic as well as international financial institutions and markets. Topics include depository institutions and the role of the Federal Reserve System, insurance companies, securities and investment banking firms, mutual and hedge funds, interest rate risk, market risk, credit risk, and techniques used by financial institutions to manage those risks. Recent regulatory changes pertaining to various financial institutions are also discussed.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 616.

5/21 - 7/231434Distance LearningTBAOnline3Cotei

FIN 725 Derivative Securities

3 credits

This course provides an understanding of the nature, application, and valuation of derivative securities. The role of commodities and financial futures contracts is studied in managing costs and revenues of a business enterprise. Relevant applications of financial options contracts are examined in monitoring the firm’s asset value and earnings. Various uses of swap contracts are examined for their impacts on optimizing the cost of financing for a corporation. Course coverage also extends to insurance of institutional funds management, risk management, and investment portfolio hedging. Various strategies using futures, options, and swap contracts are utilized. Valuation of derivative securities is also considered.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 610 , or MBA 616 , or equivalents.

5/21-7/233350Distance LearningTBAOnline3Lashgari

FIN 980 Independent Study in Finance

3 credits
Content to be determined by student and assigned advisor.
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7/9-8/1630972Distance LearningTBAOnline3Lashgari

INS 210 Principles of Insurance

3 credits

The course focuses on the financial tool of insurance and the involvement of government, employers, and individuals in the decision-making process. Emphasis is placed on methods of dealing with risk from both the business and consumer viewpoints. This includes the changing risk exposures that are evident in today’s society, including globalization and technological risks.

5/21-7/2 31959Distance LearningTBAOnline3Goldstein

INS 480 Internship in Insurance

3 credits
This course fulfills the required internship for students majoring in insurance/finance. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for- profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211, INS 210 or INS 322 or INS 324, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5/21-8/1630025TBATBATBA3Rassekh

INS 481 Independent Study in Insurance

3 credits
Content to be determined between advisor and student.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of instructor and department chair.

5/21 - 7/231029TBATBATBA3Staff
7/9 - 8/1631030DIstance LearningTBAOnline3Staff

INS 660 Risk and Insurance

3 credit(s)

A survey course focusing on practice and theory of private insurance and its economic and social significance. Analysis of major lines of insurance, including life, health, and property-casualty. A number of managerial and ethical considerations are reviewed.

5/21-7/231972Distance LearningTBAOnline3Lei

INS 665 Risk and Insurance

3 credits

This course examines how corporations approach the problem of dealing with risks in today’s complex marketplace. Emphasis is given to complex marketplace. Emphasis is given to complex marketplace. Emphasis is given to methods of risk financing (captives, bondissues, capital markets). The exposures of multinational firms are explored in a team learning format. Since risk management is usually a multidisciplinary team effort, all assignments and class discussions will involve teamwork. Emphasis will be given to incorportating  multidisciplinary, multi-objective input into a comprehensive risk management plan.

7/9 - 8/1631682Distance LearningTBAOnline3Lei

INS 880 Independent Study in Insurance

3 credits
Content to be determined between advisor and student.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and department chair.

5/21 - 7/231331Distance LearningTBAOnline3Staff
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QNT 130 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business

3 credits
This course provides the necessary skills to understand the role of statistics in business decision making. Topics include a review of basic mathematics relevant in business, and linear and nonlinear applications of quantitative techniques and optimization procedures. Data analysis, probability, random variables, binomial probability distribution, the role of expected values in decision making in business are also covered. Excel and other statistical software are used for problem solving.
Prerequisite(s): M 110.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/232895T/R5:00-8:00 P.M.A 4233Javed

QNT 230 Business Statistics

3 credits

This course encompasses the basic statistical techniques used in business, government, and research. Topics include probability distributions, sampling, statistical inference, quality control, Chi-square tests, simple and multiple regression with applications in business.
Prerequisite(s): QNT 130 or equivalent.

Laboratory fee

7/9-8/16 32856MW5:00-8:00 PMA 3223Patalinghug

QNT 720 Business Forecasting

3 credits
The course presents the techniques used to prepare forecasts and to facilitate long-term planning by the firm. Emphasis is on the application of techniques used by management for decision making. Case studies are discussed to provide students with the necessary links between theory and practice. Topics include review of statistical techniques; data sources; and exploring data patterns with a view to choosing the appropriate forecasting techniques, such as moving average and smoothing methods, regression analysis, time series analysis, Box-Jenkins (ARIMA) methods, and analysis of judgmental factors in forecasting.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 610, MBA 612, MBA 614, MBA 616, MBA 618, and MBA 620.

5/21-7/232869MW5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.A 3223Staff

Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

The Barney Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship department can be reached at 860.768.4566.

ENT 480 Internship in Entrepreneurship

3 credits
This course fulfills the required internship for students majoring in entrepreneurial studies. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211, ENT 314, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5/21 - 8/2930673TBATBATBA3Lofink

Business Exploration

7/08-7/2034117MTWRF9:00 am- 5:00 pmSRR3Lofink

MGT 310 Management and Organizational Behavior

3 credits

To manage in the global marketplace, students learn about responding to changing environmental events by establishing management systems that are effective, efficient, and adaptive. Students are responsible for setting goals and strategies, organizing diverse teams, leading and motivating members, and improving performance, as well as understanding the consequences of these actions on human behavior.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 40 credits.

5/21-7/11 30999Distance LearningTBAOnline3Campbell

MGT 320 Operations Management

3 credits
An introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management in both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics such as operations strategy, facilities design, operations planning and control, quality and productivity, and project management are covered.
Prerequisite(s): QNT 230 and MGT 310 (may be taken concurrently).

5/21 - 7/1129972MW5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.A 4243Cioffi
7/09-8/1631561Distance LearningTBAOnline3Knight

MGT 340 Project Management

3 credits
This course provides an overview of the basic principles that are at the core of project management. Students gain an understanding of how to plan, implement, and control projects. Throughout the course, project management tools and techniques are demonstrated in class and then used in projects to integrate theory with practice.
Prerequisite(s): MGT 320 and senior standing or permission of instructor.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/1132076Distance LearningTBAOnline3Farrell

MGT 360 Developing Management Skills

3 credits
The demands of business today require a range of decision-making and team-leadership skills. Topics include conflict management, creativity, communication, giving professional presentations, problem solving, group roles, power, and team dynamics. Students practice, assess, and reflect on their skills as potential managers, learning their strengths and weaknesses in these key areas.
Prerequisite(s): MGT 310 or permission of instructor.

5/21 - 7/1131486Distance LearningTBAOnline3Koji

MGT 440 Strategic Management of Organization

3 credits

This is a capstone course in which students learn how leaders formulate and oversee the implementation of strategies that span the various functional areas of an organization. Emphasis is placed on how managers formulate strategy in external environments that are increasingly global, dynamic, and technologically complex. Students practice the skills critical to these processes through team projects, case analysis and solutions, and oral and written reports.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 211, MGT 310, MKT 310, FIN 310, and MGT 320.

5/21-7/11 29772MW5:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.A 4233Pines
7/16-8/3031491Distance LearningTBAOnline3O’Leary

MGT 480 Internship in Management

3 credits
This course fulfills the required internship for students majoring in management. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211, MGT 310, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5/21 - 8/2931306TBATBATBA3Lofink

MGT 750 Bargaining and Negotiations

Course Cross-listed with MKT 751
3 credit(s)
The skills, theory, and processes used in a variety of negotiation settings are addressed. Topics include negotiating styles, power, coalitions, conflict, distributive versus integrative bargaining, representational negotiations, mediation, intercultural bargaining. Skills are developed through a series of role-played simulations in which everyone negotiates and receives feedback.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 710 or permission of instructor.

7/16-8/30 33298Distance Learning TBAOnline3Braithwaite

MKT 310 Introduction to Marketing

3 credits
This course examines the dynamics of marketing and its important role in today’s society. In addition to discussing marketing functions, marketing organizations, marketing research and other key dimensions of marketing, the course addresses cultural, social, ethical, legal and international aspects of the field. Case studies and examples of business and nonbusiness organizations are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 211 for Barney students, or EC 101 for non-Barney students.

5/21 - 7/1129742MW1:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.A 3183Canedy
7/16 - 8/3031701Distance LearningTBAOnline3Ruiz

MKT 480 Internship in Marketing

3 credits
This course fulfills the required internship for students majoring in marketing. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students gain field experience with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): BAR 211, MKT 310, junior status, departmental approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5/21 - 8/2930002TBATBATBA3Lofink

MKT 668 - Product Innovation and Development

3 credit(s)
The course examines conceptual approaches to the development and launch of new products and services in both consumer and industrial markets. Analytic models and quantitative techniques pertinent to new product approaches are utilized. The course covers innovation models, product management, market analysis, product positioning, test marketing, launch marketing strategies, and venture corporate architecture.
Prerequisite(s):  MBA 610 and MBA 618.

7/16 – 8/30 33311Distance LearningTBAOnline3Katrichis

MKT 751 - Bargaining and Negotiations

Course Cross-listed with MGT 750
3 credit(s)
The skills, theory, and processes used in a variety of negotiation settings are addressed. Topics include negotiating styles, power, coalitions, conflict, distributive versus integrative bargaining, representational negotiations, mediation, intercultural bargaining. Skills are developed through a series of role-played simulations in which everyone negotiates and receives feedback.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 710 or permission of instructor.

7/16-8/3033675Distance Learning TBAOnline3Braithwaite

MBA

The Barney Master of Business Administration department can be reached at 860.768.4900.

MBA 610 Managerial Statistics

3 credits
This course provides the student with necessary skills and understanding of the role of quantitative methods in decision making. Topics include probability distributions, sampling, estimation and testing, regression and correlation, and time series and forecasting. Students without any prior course work in math and/or quant courses are required to take QNT 501 or test out before enrolling in this course.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/1129903Distance LearningTBAOnline3Kolluri
5/21-7/1129904T5:00 P.M.- 9:40 P.M.A 3253Kolluri

MBA 614 Economic Analysis for Managers

3 credits
This course covers economic principles, analytical tools, and concepts applicable to managerial decision-making problems. The course exposes students to a wide range of business decisions to which economic theory can be fruitfully applied. Specific topics include supply and demand analysis, organization of the firm, incentive compensation, information problems and uncertainty, production and costs, market structure, pricing strategies and techniques, and the application of game theory to managerial decisions and negotiations.
Corequisite(s): MBA 610.

5/21 - 7/1130823W5:00 P.M.- 9:40 P.M.A 4203Rassekh

MBA 616 Corporate Finance

3 credits
This course introduces students to the basics of the corporate financial decision-making process. Topics include time value of money, discounted cash-flow analysis, valuation of stocks and bonds, overview of financial statements and financial statement analysis, risk and return, equilibrium asset pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and capital structure decisions.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 610 and MBA 612.

5/21 - 7/1130117Distance LearningTBAOnline3Coleman

MBA 620 Operations Management

3 credits
This course introduces students to the basics of the corporate financial decision-making process. Topics include time value of money, discounted cash-flow analysis, valuation of stocks and bonds, overview of financial statements and financial statement analysis, risk and return, equilibrium asset pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and capital structure decisions.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 610 and MBA 612.

5/21 - 7/1130834TR5:00 p.m. - 8:25 p.m.A 4223McDonald
7/16 - 8/3031487Distance LearningTBAOnline3McDonald

MBA 710 Leadership and Management

3 credits
Course focuses on knowledge and skills related to both leadership and management in the workplace. Content covered includes both Organizational Behavior and Leadership theories. Students combine information from the academic literature with their own and their classmates’ experiences to understand the importance of leadership and to develop their personal managerial and leadership skills.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 614, MBA 616, MBA 618, MBA 620, and MBA 705.


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MBA 720 Innovation and Project Management

3 credits
This two-part course focuses on how to manage innovation and projects within and between organizations. Students learn about the nature and diffusion of innovation, its competitive impact, how to foster innovation within and across organizations, and the protection of intellectual property. To prepare students for managing projects, this course covers major topic areas in project management, such as strategic overview, project initiation, selection, planning, organizing, control and closeout.
Corequisite(s): MBA 614, MBA 616, MBA 618, and MBA 620.

5/21-7/1129907Distance LearningTBAOnline3Rogers

MBA 730

This course focuses on building relationships between an organization and its customers. Students explore methods of identifying customer needs, expectations, and satisfaction, as well as determination of lifetime customer value to develop target customer priorities. Distinction is made between customer relationships management (CRM) as a strategy versus CRM programs and tools. Customer experiences as they relate to overall customer/ organization relationship are stressed. Prerequisite: MBA 610, 618, or equivalent. Corequisites: MBA 614, 616, and 620.

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MBA 740 Business, Law, and Society: The Global Environment

3 credits
This course helps students understand how business decisions affect and reflect society. Because the decisions of managers not only influence but also are influenced by public policy concerns and moral issues, students learn how to integrate economic, social, legal and regulatory, and moral considerations in decision making. Specific topics include the role of law in society, business regulations and antitrust policy in the global environment, ethical and social values in different cultures, and employment and labor relations.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 610, MBA 612, and MBA 614. Corequisite(s): MBA 616, MBA 618, MBA 620, and MBA 705.

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MBA 750 Performance Analysis

3 credits
This course demonstrates how corporations extract information from accounting, finance, operations, and marketing; analyze the results; and plan for future activities. Topics include activity- based costing, management decision making and pricing in a global economy, decentralization issues, balanced scorecard, financial performance measures and budgeting, and incentive and ethical implications of compensation systems.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 610, MBA 612, and MBA 614. Corequisite(s): MBA 616, MBA 618, MBA 620, and MBA 705.

5/21-7/0229975MW5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.A 3243Hogan
7/9 - 8/2631303Distance LearningTBAOnline3Hogan

MBA 810 Strategic Management

3 credits
Broadly integrative course that considers the strategic leadership of organizations as a whole within ever-changing and increasingly global environments. Course frameworks and concepts build on previous course work to develop students’ abilities to analyze complex situations, identify issues, and provide specific solution plans and steps for implementation. The course relies heavily on class discussions of concepts and cases. Students formally present both individual and team projects.
Prerequisite(s): MBA 710, MBA 720, MBA 730, MBA 740, and MBA 705.

5/21 – 7/1129908Distance LearningTBAOnline3Congden

MSM

MSM 610 Analytics for Success

3 credits
This course focuses on the skills required for effective communication in a business environment. Various forms of communications are covered, including memos, reports, email, presentations, and informal discussion. The use of technology and its ability to aid or harm communications is discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Open to MSM students only; MSM 600 and MSM 610

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MSM 620 Effective Business Communications

3 credits

This course focuses on the skills required for effective communication in a business environment. Various forms of communications are covered, including memos, reports, email, presentations, and informal discussion. The use of technology and its ability to aid or harm communications is discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Open to MSM students only; MSM 600 and MSM 610

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MSM 630 Accounting Information for Management Decision Making

3 credits
Students are introduced to the use of accounting information for decision-making purposes. Financial accounting concepts provide information to external users for investment and credit decisions while managerial accounting concepts provide information to managers for purposes of planning and controlling operations as well as to estimate the cost of the corporation’s products and services.
Prerequisite(s): Open to MSM students only; MSM 600 and MSM 610.

07/16-08/3031665TBATBAVirtual Campus3Messier

MSM 640 Economics and Financial Markets

3 credits
Students are introduced to the use of accounting information for decision-making purposes. Financial accounting concepts provide information to external users for investment and credit decisions while managerial accounting concepts provide information to managers for purposes of planning and controlling operations as well as to estimate the cost of the corporation’s products and services.
Prerequisite(s): Open to MSM students only; MSM 600 and MSM 610.

5/21 - 7/1132024TBATBAVirtual Campus3Kamal

MSM 650 Marketing in a Noisy World

3 credits
This course examines marketing systems, concepts, institutions, and marketing management decision processes. Emphasis is on developing integrated approaches to solving marketing problems under rapidly changing technologies and environmental conditions. Major topics include the dimensions of marketing decision making, consumer behavior, product policy, integrated marketing communications, and strategic market planning. Examples of companies in sectors ranging from services to consumer-packaged goods to high-technology industrial goods are presented.
Prerequisite(s): Open to MSM students only; MSM 600 and MSM 610

07/16-08/3032037TBATBAVirtual Campus3Katrichis

MSM 680 International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility

3 credits
This course explores the complexities, conflicts, and opportunities of firms operating in a global environment. These firms face growing mandates for socially-responsible perspectives on the role of business in the world. Students improve decision-making skills in this area by considering the impact of social responsibility given the cultural, legal, political, ethical, and economic environments of globalized business.
Prerequisites: Open to MSM students only; MSM 600, MSM 610.

5/21 - 7/1132050TBATBAVirtual Campus3Berry

MSM 700 Strategy Development and Implementation

3 credits
This course explores the complexities, conflicts, and opportunities of firms operating in a global environment. These firms face growing mandates for socially-responsible perspectives on the role of business in the world. Students improve decision-making skills in this area by considering the impact of social responsibility given the cultural, legal, political, ethical, and economic environments of globalized business.
Prerequisites: Open to MSM students only; MSM 600, MSM 610.

07/16-08/3032063TBATBAVirtual Campus3Congden