Preparation for the Major
This course introduces students to the accounting information reported to external users, including the accounting cycle, valuation of assets, liabilities and owner’s equity, measurement of net income, and reporting of cash flows. This course also introduces students to the business environment and vocabulary, as well as ethics and related areas of accounting such as managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, and attestation. Emphasis is on creation and interpretation of financial statements including required disclosures.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the various areas of law that pertain to business and to teach students to critically evaluate legal issues. This course examines the legal and ethical laws, rules, and standards of conduct relating to business operations and administrations. Topics of discussion include constitutional law, tort law (negligence and intentional torts), contracts, business entities, agency, and employer-employee legal issues. The scope of the course also includes discussion of public policy and ethics in shaping the development of these areas of law and how they relate to ethical obligations in business transactions.
This course covers writing strategies and language choices in business writing, where students will practice using different business formats, documents designs, and organizational styles. Students will also conduct research, analyze findings, and make a recommendation to their readers.
Examination of fundamental concepts and tools for understanding the economic behavior of households, firms, and markets. Covers demand and supply, marginal analysis, production costs, profit maximization and pricing of resources. Explains price and output decisions in various market structures. Applications of microeconomic analysis in addressing public, social, environmental and global issues and problems.
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. The course will cover organization and presentation of data, averages and variations, elementary probability, random variables, special discrete distributions, normal distributions, sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
This course introduces students to the theoretical and applied behavioral aspects involved in the effective management of organizations, including individual differences, motivation, communication, group dynamics, power, conflict, decision-making, and leadership.
This is a foundation course providing students with an overview of the role and process of marketing as a system of exchanges within society, the economy, and business organizations. This course covers topics about strategic planning, market segmentation, environmental scanning, marketing strategies, marketing mix elements, consumer and business buying behaviors, and marketing research.
This course introduces students to statistical concepts and methods relevant to business problems, model building and analysis, as well as case studies and intensive use of statistical software.
Prerequisite: BUS 304 with a minimum grade of C-. This course offers an intensive study of the elements associated with the design and operation of companies in manufacturing and service industries and the integration of these elements within the entire corporate strategy, including operations in global markets, designing and controlling the transformation process, and planning for operations. This course also focuses on the quantitative model building approach to problem-solving with extensive use of computer software.
This course examines the financing and investment decisions made by firms’ financial managers. Subjects include financial mathematics, capital budgeting, valuation of financial securities, risk and return, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and financial analysis and planning.
This course introduces students to subjects in management information systems, including computer hardware and software, databases, information systems development, and the role of information systems in the organization. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: MGMT 305 with a minimum grade of C-. This course provides students with an overview of major organizational behavior concepts and their relationship to the management of complexities and challenges faced by service organizations. Concepts include understanding the role of services in the modern economy, managing conditions for excellent service delivery, creating value through service, and integrating management with marketing and operations in the service environment.
This course acquaints students with the context of international business, environment, institutions, and business practices, which will help students develop cultural awareness, sensitivity, and interpersonal and leadership skills needed in an international context.
This course examines the process of initiating, expanding, purchasing, and consolidating businesses. Several concepts, theories, and techniques of managerial innovation and implementation will be discussed in depth.
This course discusses the integration of business administration principles and concepts for strategy design, implementation, and control in domestic and global markets. Establishment of top management policy is emphasized through case studies, experiential exercises, and simulations.
Prerequisite: MGMT 305 with a minimum grade of C-. This course examines effective management of employees in the service sector such as recruitment and interviewing, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, employee relations, workforce demographics, and employment law.
This course examines corporate social responsibility, stakeholder theory, morality of capitalism, and corporate governance. Students will also study ethical theory and its application to ongoing issues and current events within the business context.
Prerequisite: MKTG 305 with a minimum grade of C-. This course acquaints students with the challenges, constraints, and opportunities presented by the global environment. Emphasis will be placed on the types of marketing strategies that can be used to exploit opportunities and overcome challenges in the global marketplace. Focuses not simply on how to successfully enter markets overseas, but on how strategies in the domestic market can be integrated into a firm’s overall global marketing strategy.
Prerequisite: MGMT 305 with a minimum grade of C-. This course provides an in-depth analysis of the process of leadership in organizations with a focus on the development of personal leadership skills. This course places emphasis on students’ ability to conceptualize, integrate, and apply diverse approaches to the leadership and motivation of people in organizations.
This course provides an overview of international entrepreneurship through the discussion of the following topics: launching and managing an international entrepreneurial venture, search and identification of opportunities in foreign markets, logistics of international business expansion, cross-cultural business communication, and international networking.
Prerequisite: MGMT 305 with a minimum grade of C-. This course examines the impact of culture on managerial decisions in a number of industries and countries to highlight the complexities of management in a global environment.
This course discusses the definition, measurement, and evaluation of employee performance, as well as the development of employee skills and implementation of a performance management system.
This course examines human resource issue facing multinational corporations, including staffing, training and development, performance management, expatriation and repatriation, and compensation.