The purpose of this course is to teach students to model and estimate economic problems effectively. Classical regression analysis and its most important exceptions (special cases) will be addressed. Understanding the intuition behind modeling the system and the subsequent results will also be heavily emphasized. (MBA and MSSF)
An introduction to frameworks, processes, strategies and tactics of negotiation. Conceptual and experiential learning are integrated to provide students with a toolkit of negotiation skills applicable in a variety of negotiation settings commonly faced by managers. We will emphasize skill development through role playing and cases. (MBA and MSSF)
This course deals with major topic areas within the field of human resource management. It is a survey of principal theoretical, legal, and applied concerns that influence both public and private sector employers. Special attention is given to applications of timely interest to private employers. (MBA and MSSF)
Emphasizing the formulation of policies and portfolio strategies in the management of investment funds for individuals and institutions. Topics also include methods of investment analysis and selection, investment timing, and evaluation of portfolio performance. (MBA and MSSF)
This course explores what it takes to start and successfully work in a small business from startup to ongoing concern. Topics include leadership, prioritization and balancing control and agility in a dynamic environment. Also discussed are the basics of business planning including the business model, the customer value proposition, and the elevator pitch. If you plan to start or work with a small business, this course will help you chart the course ahead in exploring the new business environment. (MBA and MSSF)
This course introduces students to the basics of portfolio management and investment analysis. Students will be exposed to the theoretical and practical components of investment analysis for the purpose of security selection and portfolio management. Topics include developing investor policy statements, security valuation, portfolio allocation, risk measurement, and investment ethics. (MBA and MSSF)
Financial management of foreign operations of the firm. Financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on standard concepts of financial management. Study of international currency flow, forward cover, and international banking practices. (MBA and MSSF)
The course will focus on the key information systems issues that exist in the business world that must be managed, dealt with, and resolved. Such issues include data center consolidations, outsourcing, IS resources/ staffing, client server systems management, telecommunications, and the infrastructure to support business initiatives. (MBA and MSSF)
This course introduces students to the full range of project management problems, solution methods, and decision processes. Topics include: project selection, project organizational structures, project planning, scheduling, and budgeting, negotiations, project monitoring and control, project auditing and determination, and resource constrained project scheduling. (MBA and MSSF)
Research, analysis, and discussion of current business related issues for academic credit. Approval must be granted by the Graduate Business office and supervised by a Graduate Business faculty member. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
Analysis of Current Economic and Business Conditions
This course provides a more detailed examination of U.S. financial reporting topics, with an introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards. Topics include reporting for liabilities, stock holders’ equity, financial reporting of taxes and leases, error reporting, and full disclosure in financial reporting. (MBA and MSSF)
In-depth study of the process of auditing, attestation, and assurance services in an advanced technological environment. Includes coverage of auditing and attestation standards, the code of professional conduct, auditor’s legal responsibilities, fraud auditing, and the emerging issues of global auditing. (MBA and MSSF)
This course will address advanced corporate formation, merger and acquisitions, and liquidations. The course material also covers tax topics specific to corporations such as when to make the Corporate Selection and the accumulated earnings tax. (MBA and MSSF)
A maximum of 4 credit hours from among the following courses:
The understanding and application of economic theory to the problems of the business enterprise. The use of economic concepts for managerial decision-making. Consumer theory, market structure, cost, profit, and pricing are among the topics covered.
A survey of the external environmental variables that affect business operations domestically and internationally. Provides a framework for analyzing and anticipating changes in the environment; considers the impact of competition, economics and financial systems, cultures and technology on business operations.
This course examines legal and ethical issues a manager must consider when making business decisions. Provides an overview of law pertaining to business, international and regulatory topics, and models for review and resolution of ethical issues in business. Critical thinking and legal research skill are introduced and developed.
This course covers an essential area of business that is not currently offered in our core. The operations and supply chain function is responsible for providing the product and/or service offered by an organization. Every business student will either work in the operations and supply chain area of a business or with people in this function during their careers. It is vital for business students to have an understanding of this area and its interface between the other functional areas of a business.
Marketing decision making in a problem solving environment. Emphasizes the firm’s decision-making procedures in planning, product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Topics include competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, profitability and productivity analysis, market measurement, strategy, and the role of marketing research and information systems. Extensive use of readings and cases.
An integrative or holistic approach to identifying organizational problems and the development and implementation of possible solutions. Because most courses are primarily concerned with analytical approaches to business decision making, this course focuses on the processes that link the parts together.
*Cross-listed graduate elective courses are available for graduate students who have not previously taken the undergraduate equivalent. Any undergraduate prerequisite requirements must be met.