2014-2015 Catalog

Business Administration

http://business.und.edu/mba/

FACULTY: Askim-Lovseth, Bagheri, Baker, Bateman, Beneda, Biederman, Braathen, Byars, Campbell, Carlson, Chuang, de Magalhaes, Dennis, Dosch, Elbert, Ellingson, Flynn, Francis, Goenner, Hansen, Haskins, Helleloid, Hollingworth, Jensen (Program Director), Lawson-Body, Lee, Lesch, Loyland, Martin, Moser, Nam, Nelson, Notbohm, O’Keefe, O’Neill, Park, Rotvold, Schultz, Simlai, Smith, Valentine, Vitton, Wang, Wilde, Zhang and Zuo

Degree Granted: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is a professional degree with a program designed to prepare persons for general management responsibilities at the executive level. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The recipient of the degree must have demonstrated critical, analytical, and decision-making abilities in the broad area of management and also must have demonstrated an ability to study and write in one specialized area. The M.B.A. degree program is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate background in a field other than business, as well as for those with undergraduate training in business.

The M.B.A program is available as part of a combined program resulting in both an undergraduate degree in a business area plus an M.B.A. degree in five years.

Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found in the Degree section.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

Through student/instructor interaction, the MBA program encourages development of critical, analytical, and decision-making abilities in a global business environment. The program provides a broad-based, graduate-level business education with opportunities for specialization. The program presents contemporary business concepts and theory, while also demonstrating their application in practical interdisciplinary business settings.

Goal 1: Students will be able to integrate different functional areas of organizations when analyzing various business situations.

Goal 2: Students will develop written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will be able to analyze economic and financial information that will enable them to reach sensible business decisions.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Admission Requirements

  1. A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
  2. Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a score that equals or exceeds an overall total score of 500. In certain circumstances, applicants may substitute the GRE (with similar percentile scores expected to those noted above). This situation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  3. An overall grade point average of at least 3.00 in the undergraduate degree program or of at least 3.25 for the last two years, or equivalent, of undergraduate work (based on 4.00 scale).
  4. Command of the M.B.A. Prerequisite Curriculum (see description below), demonstrated through satisfactory completion of coursework or testing out of all of the courses found in the M.B.A. Prerequisite Curriculum. An individual may be provisionally admitted if all but nine credits of the M.B.A. Prerequisite Curriculum have been completed as of the date of application. All remaining M.B.A. Prerequisite Curriculum courses must be completed within one year of program admission. During this time, a provisional student will be allowed to take no more than nine credits of graduate coursework. It is critical that all course prerequisites are followed as the initial courses are taken in the program.
  5. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

 

 

 

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)/Juris Doctor (J.D.) Combined Program

Admission Requirements

  1. Students are required to apply to both the Law School and the School of Graduate Studies. Admission recommendations will be made to the School of Graduate Studies by the Director of the M.B.A. Program and approved by the Graduate Dean. The Law School Admissions Committee will determine admission into the Law School.
  2. Students pursuing the M.B.A. degree program are expected to have completed the M.B.A. Prerequisite Curriculum (undergraduate prerequisite courses) prior to admission.
  3. Students pursuing a J.D. degree and wishing to add the M.B.A. degree must do so no later than the third semester of the J.D. program.
  4. Admission requirements of each program will remain the same in the joint admission process as what is currently required to be admitted into each program separately.

Degree Requirements

If each degree were earned separately, a student would be required to complete 90 credit hours for the J.D. degree and 33 hours for the M.B.A. The joint degree program will enable a student to receive the two degrees upon completion of 81 law credit hours and 27 M.B.A. credit hours. The School of Law thus accepts 9 credit hours of M.B.A. coursework that will be applicable toward the J.D. degree, and the College of Business and Public Administration accepts 6 credit hours of J.D. courses toward the M.B.A. degree. The total credits required for each degree will be unchanged, because each program will accept credits toward the other degree.

In addition to the required courses for all students earning the J.D. degree, students enrolled in the joint degree program must successfully complete the following School of Law courses: Business Associations I, Business Associations II, and at least two Commercial Law courses. Other School of Law courses may be chosen to fulfill elective requirements.

Sample Curricular Plan (degree completion in four years)

The first year of the joint degree program will consist of the required curriculum in the School of Law. The third semester of the joint degree program will usually consist of law school courses, with M.B.A. Curriculum courses beginning in the fourth semester. To promote the integration of the two courses of study, courses after the third semester usually will be taken in each of the schools concurrently, rather than having the student located exclusively in one school or the other for an entire semester. Note: This timetable assumes that all undergraduate prerequisite courses have been completed prior to entering the joint program.

Semester 1 (Fall only)
Required first year curriculum in the School of Law16
Semester 2 (Spring only)
Required first year curriculum in the School of Law16
Semester 3
Courses in the School of Law15
Semester 4
2 M.B.A. courses6
Courses in the School of Law6
Semester 5
2 M.B.A. courses6
Courses in the School of Law6
Semester 6
Courses in the School of Law6
2 M.B.A. courses6
Semester 7
Courses in the School of Law7
2 M.B.A. courses6
Semester 8
Courses in the School of Law9
1 M.B.A. course3
Total Credits108

Normally, the joint program will be completed in only four years. With summer school classes it may be possible to obtain both degrees even more quickly. All degree requirements in the Law School must be completed within 84 months of starting the program. Both degrees will be awarded simultaneously after all degree requirements are met in both programs.

M.B.A. Prerequisite Curriculum

Applicants must demonstrate command of a core curriculum in business and administration through course work in economics, accounting, quantitative methods, and the functional areas of business, mathematics, and administrative process. This command normally will be demonstrated by completion of the following UND undergraduate courses or their equivalents, or by competency examinations.

ACCT 200
  & ACCT 201
Elements of Accounting I
   and Elements of Accounting II
6
ISBC 317Information Systems in Enterprise3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 210Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
ACCT 315Business in the Legal Environment3
FIN 310Principles of Financial Management3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
MGMT 301Operations Management3
MRKT 305Marketing Foundations3
Total Credits36

Degree Requirements

Students seeking a Master’s degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Master of Business Administration Program.

The M.B.A. degree program is an interdisciplinary program taught by the faculty in several departments within the College of Business and Public Administration. The M.B.A. Program Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the program. Business courses carrying graduate credit status from the Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Business Communications, Marketing, Management, and Political Science and Public Administration are described elsewhere in the graduate catalog. The M.B.A. degree program course requirements are:

  1. A minimum of 33 semester credits of academic work. The program includes a non-thesis and a thesis option. The non-thesis option consists of 24 M.B.A. curriculum credits and sufficient cognate electives to total 33 semester hours. The thesis option consists of 24 M.B.A. curriculum credits plus BADM 998 Thesis for 4 semester hours, an approved research methods course (3 semester hours) and a cognate elective (3 semester hours) to total 34 semester hours.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level-electives. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required may be transferred from another institution.
  3. Cognate elective courses: Non-thesis (9 credits); Thesis (3 credits).
  4. The requirement of the final examinations for the M.B.A. degree is satisfied by the successful completion of MGMT 585 Advanced Strategic Management. MGMT 585 Advanced Strategic Management has four prerequisites which MUST be completed prior to enrollment:
  5. ACCT 509Accounting Information for Decision and Control3
    FIN 501Managerial Finance3
    MGMT 515Advanced Managerial Theory3
    MRKT 510Strategic Market Planning3

The non-thesis MB.A. curriculum includes the following required courses:

MGMT 501Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions3
MGMT 585Advanced Strategic Management3
MGMT 515Advanced Managerial Theory3
MRKT 510Strategic Market Planning3
ECON 509Macroeconomic Decision Making3
ACCT 509Accounting Information for Decision and Control3
FIN 501Managerial Finance3
ISBC 510Information Systems3
Cognate Electives9
Total Credits33

The thesis M.B.A. curriculum includes the following required courses:

MGMT 501Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions3
MGMT 585Advanced Strategic Management3
MGMT 515Advanced Managerial Theory3
MRKT 510Strategic Market Planning3
ECON 509Macroeconomic Decision Making3
ACCT 509Accounting Information for Decision and Control3
FIN 501Managerial Finance3
ISBC 510Information Systems3
Research Course3
Select one of the following:3
Research Methods
Advanced Univariate Statistics
Advanced Research Design
Cognate Electives3
BADM 998Thesis4
Total Credits37

Cognate elective courses may be chosen from those offered at the 300-, 400- and 500-level in the areas of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Business Communications, Marketing, Management, Political Science & Public Administration and related fields, e.g., Aviation Management. MBA students taking courses at the 300- and 400-level for graduate credit are expected to perform at a higher level, both in the quality and quantity of work. All cognate elective courses must be approved by the M.B.A. Program Director prior to enrollment.

Students who already have completed courses similar to those in the M.B.A. curriculum may be required to choose substitutes from the graduate credit offerings listed in this catalog. Substitutions require the prior approval of the M.B.A. Director and the Graduate Dean.

Final Examinations. The requirement of the final examinations for the M.B.A. degree is satisfied by the successful completion of MGMT 585 Advanced Strategic Management.

In addition, students are required to make an oral assurance of learning presentation during their last semester of study. Students must maintain an assurance of learning portfolio through their program of study that is turned in during the oral presentation.

 

Concentration in International Business

The International Business Concentration requires an additional 3 semester hours, thus making the M.B.A. with the International Business Concentration a total of 36 semester hours.

The concentration in International Business includes the following components:

  1. UND and the respective foreign college/university must have a formal course transfer agreement in place prior to the approval of the student’s international experience.
  2. Students will be admitted to the M.B.A. program. Those students admitted under qualified status must make significant progress towards satisfying needed prerequisite courses. Approval of the M.B.A. Director is necessary for inclusion in the International Business concentration.
  3. Students will complete the first and the last semesters of their program of study at UND.
  4. Students will take a maximum of nine semester hours from a foreign college/university to be approved for inclusion in their program of study. Students may take additional courses, but they will not be included as part of the M.B.A. program. Courses to be taken at the foreign college/university, and included in the program of study, must be approved by the M.B.A. Director prior to registration.
  5. Students are expected to take a workshop or course of study in cultural language studies from the foreign college/university beyond the nine semester hours of course work mentioned in #4.

ACCT Courses

ACCT 501. Seminar in Financial Accounting. 3 Credits.

Addresses current issues in financial accounting and develops appropriate professional judgment by understanding theory, concepts, and issues underlying the financial accounting and reporting process.

ACCT 504. Seminar in Auditing. 3 Credits.

Expands understanding of the auditing function and provides a framework for analyzing contemporary auditing and assurance issues. Prerequisite: Satisfactory evidence of academic training or practical experience.

ACCT 507. Advanced Managerial Accounting. 3 Credits.

Functional uses of accounting in management of the enterprise.

ACCT 508. Fraud Examination. 3 Credits.

Focuses on understanding types of fraud as well as collecting and evaluating evidence relating to preventing and detecting frauds. Evidence gathering methods will include the examination of documents, publicly available information, and standard practices for interviews and interrogations. Prerequisite: ACCT 405 or equivalent.

ACCT 509. Accounting Information for Decision and Control. 3 Credits.

Management accounting concepts and their application in internal planning, control, and decision-making. Prerequisites: ACCT 200, ACCT 201, MATH 146, and ECON 210.

ACCT 575. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Specific topic will vary from offering to offering at the discretion of the department. Prerequisites and/or corequisites may be required depending upon the special topic selected. Course may be repeated up to a total of nine credits with permission of department. Prerequisite: Permission of department.

ACCT 590. Contemporary Readings in Accounting. 2 Credits.

Review of outstanding monographs and other writings in the field of accounting.

ACCT 591. Accounting Research. 1-6 Credits.

Individual student projects designed to develop skills in accounting research.

ACCT 592. Research in Federal Tax. 1-4 Credits.

Research in Federal Income Tax with emphasis on corporations and shareholders. Prerequisite: ACCT 411 or equivalent.

ACCT 593. Research in Business Law. 1-4 Credits.

Individual projects designed to develop basic skills in legal research.

ACCT 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

ACCT 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

The independent study requires the student to investigate a topic in accounting and to prepare a formal report satisfactory to the MAcc Program Director.

ACCT 998. Thesis. 1-15 Credits.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

ACCT 309. Accounting Information Systems. 3 Credits.

The application of systems design and use from the accountant's perspective. Coverage includes computerized and manual accounting systems, elements of internal control, flowcharting, and the interface of accounting and management information systems. Prerequisites: ACCT 301 and Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 312. Fund Accounting. 3 Credits.

Financial accounting, control, and reporting for governmental and not-for profit entities. Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and ACCT 218; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 401. Advanced Accounting. 3 Credits.

Special problems in accounting including consolidated statements, partnerships, and foreign exchange. Prerequisites: ACCT 302; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 403. Contemporary Accounting Theory. 3 Credits.

A study of the emerging issues and the problems facing the accounting profession with special emphasis on the authoritative pronouncements as designated by the American Institute of CPAs and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. S-U grading not allowed. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ACCT 401 or consent of instructor; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 405. Assurance Services. 3 Credits.

Explores methods of improving the quality of information or its context for decision makers. Examples include assurances on the reliability of financial statements, the processes and controls used to manage and operate businesses, assertions and agreements made to third parties, and regulatory compliance. Prerequisites: ACCT 302, ACCT 309, ECON 210; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 406. Independent Assurance. 3 Credits.

Auditing and assurance theory as applied by independent accountants. Prerequisites: ACCT 405 or consent of instructor; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 410. Federal Individual Income Tax. 3 Credits.

Federal income tax relating to individuals to include the more complex tax situations. A computerized individual income tax preparation is used as a part of the course. Prerequisites: ACCT 201; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 411. Business Income Taxation. 3 Credits.

Federal income tax relating to corporations and partnerships. Introduction to estate and gift tax and fiduciary income tax. Prerequisites: ACCT 302; Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

ACCT 416. Advanced Business Law. 3 Credits.

Advanced topics and contemporary issues in business law including ethics, legal representation in business, and the impact of selected governmental regulations on businesses. Prerequisites: ACCT 315 and Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

BADM Courses

BADM 502. Business Research Methods. 3 Credits.

A study of the methodology of research involving research design, problem definition, information sources, data collection instruments, and the organization and writing of a research paper. Prerequisite: Completion of MBA foundation courses or consent of instructor.

BADM 597. Graduate Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

A practical experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. A written report describing the student's job related experiences will be prepared. Prerequisite: Approval of MBA director.

BADM 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

BADM 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

BADM 998. Thesis. 4 Credits.

ECON Courses

ECON 503. Government and Business. 3 Credits.

ECON 504. Advanced Price Theory. 3 Credits.

Economic theory and methodology; theory of consumer behavior and demand; theory of production and distribution; equilibrium in commodity and factor markets; general equilibrium and welfare; behavior of economic agents in imperfect competition. Particular attention is given to efficiency and equity ramifications of perfectly competitive economic systems. Prerequisite: ECON 308. Prerequisite or corequisite: ECON 416.

ECON 505. Advanced Macroeconomic Theory. 3 Credits.

Advanced study of macroeconomic theoretical models with particular attention to the analysis of business cycles, income growth and evaluation of public policies concerned with inflation and unemployment. Prerequisites: ECON 309 and ECON 416.

ECON 509. Macroeconomic Decision Making. 3 Credits.

Examination and utilization of theory and empirical evidence on macroeconomics in the business decision-making process will be stressed. Particular emphasis will be placed on inflation, interest rate changes, business taxation, and exchange rate movements. Prerequisites: ECON 202 and MATH 146.

ECON 510. Topics in Applied Econometrics. 3 Credits.

Statistical models and applied econometrics methods relevant to estimation and the testing of economic relationships . Prerequisites: ECON 410. S.

ECON 514. Advanced Managerial Economics. 3 Credits.

Microeconomic analysis applied to business decision-making. Topics include: the nature and scope of the firm, strategic decisions concerning product line, pricing, entry or exit from specific markets and the internal organization of the firm. Case studies are utilized as a main method of analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ISBC 217 and MATH 146 or consent of instructor.

ECON 516. Advanced Managerial Economics. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ISBC 117 and ISBC 317, MATH 146 or consent of instructor.

ECON 524. Advanced International Economics. 3 Credits.

This course provides a broad overview of international trade theory, policy, and/ or international finance. The course focuses on empirical application based on these theories. Prerequisite: ECON 410. F.

ECON 534. Applied Economic Analysis. 3 Credits.

This is an applied course in economics, the purpose of which is to build on the tools learned in previous coursework, learn new tools, and discover how to apply these tools to the analysis of data from the real world. The course includes theory, though the focus is on applying the tools of modern econometrics to the study of cross sectional, time series, and panel data. Prerequisite: ECON 410, ECON 411, ECON 414, ECON 416 and ECON 504. F.

ECON 545. Applied Public Economics. 3 Credits.

This course aims to familiarize the student with the current literature on the economics and econometrics of policy and program evaluation . Prerequisite: ECON 410 and ECON 504. F.

ECON 565. Demographic Methods for Economics. 3 Credits.

We examine the three key demographic processes: mortality, fertility, and migration . The course emphasis will be on model development for each of the processes. Applications include economic policy issues such as pensions, medical insurance , and other current issues. Prerequisite: ECON 210. SS.

ECON 575. Advanced Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Topics of course will change from semester to semester but will typically emphasize an important aspect of economic theory or a significant issue in economic policy. Repeatable to 6 credits with different topics.

ECON 580. Economic Development: Global, National, and Regional Issues. 3 Credits.

The first part of this course focuses on growth theories, globalization and economic development and sustainable growth among less developed, developing, and more developed countries, as well as countries in transition to market economies. The second part of the course specifically examines economic development for advanced nations, incorporating rural, urban and regional economic analysis. Issues such as rural technology, employment, poverty, housing, transportation, location problems, industrialization, urbanization and sustainable growth in North Dakota and North Central Region are explored. Prerequisite: ECON 504 and ECON 505.

ECON 592. Research in Economics. 2-3 Credits.

Research work and use of original documents; collecting of material and preparing of special topics and bibliographies; familiarizing the student with government publications and other material available for study of economic problems.

ECON 596. Applied Economics Research Seminar. 3 Credits.

Seminar course intended to strengthen and further develop essential skills of research and formal presentation (written and oral) for both academic and professional audiences. Students will apply these skills to the development of their individual Independent Study or Thesis Project Proposal. Enrollment is restricted to MSAE degree students who plan to complete their Independent Study or Thesis in the following academic year. SS.

ECON 597. Economic Research Internship. 1-3 Credits.

An internship is designed to provide the student with an opportunity for participating in a supervised work experience directly related to the field of training. Students will work closely with the program adviser in planning the internship with an approved cooperating institution. Prerequisite: Permission of program director. F,S,SS.

ECON 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

ECON 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

The independent study requires the student to investigate a topic in applied economics and to prepare a formal report satisfactory to the MSAE program director.

ECON 998. Thesis. 4 Credits.

The thesis is an original research project completed under the supervision of a thesis committee.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

ECON 324. Public Finance. 3 Credits.

Growth and effects of the public sector of the economy emphasizing effects of taxation and spending or borrowing and debt management on efficiency and use of economic resources. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.

ECON 338. International Economics. 3 Credits.

Economic basis for gain in international trade; capital and population movements; international disequilibrium and the process of balance-of-payments adjustments; tariffs, underdeveloped countries. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. F,S.

ECON 341. Labor Economics and Labor Relations. 3 Credits.

A survey of the nature and causes of the economic problems of the American wage and salary earner and of the attempts of wage earners and society, through organizations and legislation, to alleviate these problems. The course comparatively surveys the history and systematic theories of labor movements and the market and institutional influences on wages and employment. Particular emphasis will be placed on the law of industrial relations, employment and income access, and the adjustment of labor disputes. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. F.

ECON 355. Government Regulation of Business. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the many ways that federal and state governments regulate business activity. Government regulation falls into three broad areas: economic regulation; social regulation; antitrust laws. The historical development of regulation, from both a legal and economic perspective, will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the current trend toward deregulation of previously regulated industries such as airlines, telecommunications, and trucking. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. F.

ECON 400. History of Economic Thought. 3 Credits.

Broad overview of the major schools of thought including Mercantilist, Physiocrat, Classical, Marxian, Socialist, Historical, Austrian, Neoclassical, Institutional, Keynesian, and Monetarist. The coverage includes value theory, income/expenditure theory, growth/development theory, scientific method, scope and public policy. Prerequisites: ECON 105 or ECON 201, and ECON 202. S.

ECON 410. Empirical Methods in Economics I. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to econometrics, the joint area of economics and statistics dealing with the application of statistics to economic problems. The course objectives are to acquire a basic understanding of the theory and methods of econometrics and to gain practical experience in utilizing these methods. The students will use the tools developed in the course in homework and written assignments so that they can develop an insight to theory and its application. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202 and ECON 210. F.

ECON 411. Empirical Method in Economics II. 3 Credits.

A continuation of ECON 410, but with a major emphasis on business and economic forecasting. As with ECON 410, there is a heavy emphasis on solving practical problems of the major types common in the Economics profession. Prerequisite: ECON 410. S.

ECON 416. Mathematics for Economists. 3 Credits.

Study of mathematical methods in the areas of introductory calculus and linear algebra, and their application to economic analysis. Mathematical analysis of static and dynamic equilibrium models, growth models, distribution, production functions, cycles, activity analysis, mathematical programming, and model building. Prerequisites: ECON 308 and ECON 309; MATH 146 or MATH 165. On demand.

ECON 438. International Money and Finance. 3 Credits.

Identification of key international financial concepts and analysis of their relationships in the international money and capital markets; determination of the balance of payments and exchange rates; and examination of alternative organizations of the international monetary system. Prerequisite: ECON 303. F.

ENTR Courses

ENTR 575. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Specific topic will vary from offering to offering at the discretion of the department. Departmental permission will be required for enrollment. Course may be repeated once with topic change. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.

ENTR 580. Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship. 3 Credits.

Social Entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary area of interest that draws on entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to craft innovative businesses that address social needs. This course explores current trends in both the private and social sectors, which are creating space for innovation and opportunities for individuals to apply their business skills to drive positive and large scale social change. We will explore major opportunities and challenges presented by social enterprise through examining a variety of models ranging from social purpose to the creation of social ventures. Students will work in teams to conduct a feasibility study for a social entrepreneurship related project. Through the project, students will enhance and apply their understanding of business strategies and processes that enhance sustainability and social impact. These strategies can include launching revenue-generating enterprises, developing a marketing plan for an existing social enterprise, or creating strategic partnerships with the private sector. Students will also gain practical skills necessary to develop and manage a high-impact social venture. F, odd years.

FIN Courses

FIN 501. Managerial Finance. 3 Credits.

The development of financial decision-making skills, using the case-analysis method, through application of financial theory to topical areas of analysis, planning, control, asset management, financial instruments, markets, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, etc. Prerequisites: MATH 146, ACCT 200 and ACCT 201, ECON 210 and FIN 310.

FIN 520. Investment Theory and Management. 3 Credits.

An introductory course designed for MBA students in the study of the usage and valuation of the major investment vehicles popular today. Although the ultimate objective is to develop a conceptual framework in which the student can expand his or her knowledge of the investment field, the course is taught in a practical fashion and incorporates materials from both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) curricula. Prerequisite: FIN 501 or consent of instructor.

FIN 575. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Specific topic will vary from offering to offering at the discretion of the department. Departmental permission will be required for enrollment. Prerequisites and/or corequisites may be required depending upon the special topic selected. Course may be repeated up to a total of nine credits with permission of department. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

FIN 420. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive study of methods used to evaluate securities. Includes formulation of investment strategy and analysis, design of portfolios for classes of individual investors and institutions, fundamental analysis and portfolio performance evaluation. Extensive use of financial databases and software. Prerequisites: FIN 340 and FIN 360; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.

FIN 475. Cases in Managerial Finance. 3 Credits.

Introduces students to construction and utilization of financial management decision models using case study examples. Topics evaluated include working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, valuation, risk-return, and special topics of financial management. Students are required to develop original simulation models, prepare formal case reports, and orally and visually present their results. Prerequisites: FIN 340 and FIN 360; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F.

ISBC Courses

ISBC 510. Information Systems. 3 Credits.

An overview of the role of information systems in the life of an organization, and an overview of current and emerging technologies such as data communications, e-commerce, and data mining. Prerequisite: ISBC 317. F,S.

ISBC 517. Advanced Accounting Systems. 3 Credits.

An advanced study of integrated information systems and how these affect business decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 309 or permission of instructor.

ISBC 520. Communication for the Professional. 3 Credits.

Examines theory and research relevant to understanding the communication process. Topics include strategies of organizing, globalization, technology, power, and diversity.

ISBC 590. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Specific topic will vary from offering to offering at the discretion of the department. Departmental permission will be required for enrollment. Prerequisites and/or corequisites may be required depending upon the special topic selected. Course may be repeated up to a total of 6 credits with permission of department. Prerequisite: Department permission.

MGMT Courses

MGMT 501. Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions. 3 Credits.

Course consists of an application of quantitative techniques for management decisions. Both mathematical techniques and computer analysis of decisions will be stressed. Topics will include deterministic and probabilistic modes in areas such as linear and quadratic programming, inventory systems, queuing models, game theory, and simulation. Prerequisite: MGMT 301.

MGMT 515. Advanced Managerial Theory. 3 Credits.

Analysis of macro- and micro-behavioral approaches to the study of effective human resource management within the organization. Topics covered include the environment, the individual, small group, leadership, motivation, job design, evaluation, rewards and growth. Macro-behavioral topics such as organizational design, climate, and organizational process are also covered as these relate to human behavior in organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 300 or consent of instructor and graduate standing.

MGMT 575. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Specific topic will vary from offering to offering at the discretion of the department. Departmental permission will be required for enrollment. Prerequisites and/or corequisites may be required depending upon the special topic selected. Course may be repeated up to a total of 9 credits with permission of department. Prerequisites: Departmental permission.

MGMT 585. Advanced Strategic Management. 3 Credits.

An integrating course designed to develop coordinating ability and experience in the decision-making process. Taught from the point of view of the top management and by the case method, the course develops understanding of an overall point of view, through analysis of actual business situations, and an appreciation of the relations of the production department to other departments and to the business as a whole. Concluding cases place emphasis on the responsibilities of business enterprise to the community and to society generally. ACCT 509, MGMT 515, MRKT 510, FIN 501 or consent of instructor are the prerequisites.

MGMT 596. Individual Research. 2-4 Credits.

MGMT 597. Readings in Management. 1-3 Credits.

MGMT 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

MGMT 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

MGMT 998. Thesis. 1-15 Credits.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

MGMT 400. Organizational Theory and Analysis. 3 Credits.

The course is designed to acquaint students with some of the alternative ways in which organizations may be designed to accomplish their tasks. The course reviews the development of organization theories, their current status, and their future. Emphases are placed on the analyses of system theories pertaining to structure, process, and context. Prerequisites: MGMT 300, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. Prerequisite or corequisite: MGMT 310. F,S.

MGMT 407. Wage and Salary Administration. 3 Credits.

The role of a wage and salary administrator is studied. The course focuses on the fundamentals of wage theory, job evaluation and pricing, employee evaluation, individual and group incentive plans, benefits, and managerial/executive compensation. Prerequisites: MGMT 302, Junior or Senior standing, and declared CoBPA majors only. F.

MGMT 408. Issues in Human Resource Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to facilitate a more in-depth study of selected issues confronting organizations in the area of personnel administration. Treatment of these issues will be accomplished utilizing some combination of the following methods: extensive reading and class discussion, individual student reports, case study analysis, and/or individual student projects. Prerequisites: MGMT 302, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. S.

MGMT 409. Union-Management Relations. 3 Credits.

This course provides the student with an overview of the role of labor unions in contemporary organizations. The primary emphasis of the course is on the collective bargaining process. Students are engaged in simulated collective bargaining processes involving negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and final contractual agreements. Causes of industrial disputes and grievance arbitration are also covered. Prerequisites: MGMT 302, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. S.

MGMT 420. Multinational Management. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the dynamics of management processes encountered in a multinational business setting. It covers comparative management systems and analysis of various environmental conditions for making effective managerial decisions within a multinational company. Adaptation to different cultures is emphasized as one of the essential components of the successful multinational management equation. Prerequisites: MGMT 300, FIN 310, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. F.

MRKT Courses

MRKT 510. Strategic Market Planning. 3 Credits.

Marketing from the point of view of an executive charged with the marketing function in a business enterprise. The course introduces students to marketing decision making using computerized decision support systems. Students will also work with existing or prospective business in developing a comprehensive marketing plan. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and MRKT 305.

MRKT 540. Marketing Seminar. 3 Credits.

Emerging topics in the field of marketing. Prerequisite: MRKT 305.

MRKT 575. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Specific topic will vary from offering to offering at the discretion of the department. Departmental permission will be required for enrollment. Prerequisites and/or corequisites may be required depending upon the special topic selected. Course may be repeated up to a total of 9 credits with permission of department. Prerequisites: Departmental permission is required.

MRKT 592. Graduate Research in Marketing. 1-3 Credits.

Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: BADM 502 and consent of instructor.

MRKT 595. Graduate Readings in Marketing. 1-3 Credits.

Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor is required.

MRKT 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

MRKT 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

MRKT 998. Thesis. 1-15 Credits.

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