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Course Descriptions

  1. Management
  2. Accounting
  3. Economics
  4. Finance
  5. Business

MGT 280, MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 3 credits
The course introduces the fundamental concepts of management and organizational behavior, including problems and basic processes of planning, organizing, decision-making, communicating, and controlling, international business, and productions/operations management. Guest speakers will address specific management issues.

MGT 320, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 4 credits
The course identifies the role and importance of effective human resource utilization in the attainment of individual and organizational goals. Topics include recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation, wage and salary administration, and maintenance activities such as health and safety programs. Prerequisite: MGT 280.

MGT 330, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 4 credits
The course familiarizes the student with the quantitative methods and techniques employed in the management of business and manufacturing firms. Topics include PERT/CPM, Linear Programming, Transportation Models, Forecasting, Decision Analysis, Simulation, and Markov Chains. Computer lab assignments demonstrate the use of the computer as a tool for solution of complex problems. Prerequisites: BAD 260.

MGT 340, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 4 credits
The course relates theoretical behavioral concepts to the technological, psychological, structural, and management processes in business organizations. Organizational theory dealing with interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, and communications problems within organizations is addressed. Prerequisite: MGT 280.

MGT 350, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, 4 credits
The course introduces the student to multinational business strategies for direct foreign investment, foreign exchange, international financial markets, balance of payments, and economic integration. Organizational, financial, and accounting strategies are explored. The ethical and cultural aspects of international business are emphasized for both industrialized and developing countries. The course is offered in the fall semester in alternate years. Prerequisite: MGT 280.

MGT 380, ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT, 4 credits
The student is required to complete the steps from the inception to the design of operation of a small business enterprise. The student will consider opportunities, risks, and strategies in the development of a new business venture. This will culminate in the development of an acceptable business plan presented either individually or in teams. Prerequisite: MGT 280 and permission of instructor.

MGT 400, TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT, 1-4 credits
This course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours credit. Pertinent topics not included in the regular curriculum will be included. Topics such as a one-semester course in multicultural and gender issues could, for example, be offered under this course number. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MGT 422, STRATEGIC MARKETING, 4 credits
The course addresses the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic marketing programs in a global economy. The topics focus on the exploitation of strategies that result in competitive advantage. The ethical and cultural aspects of international marketing are introduced. Prerequisite: BAD 320.

ACC 230, PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I, 3 credits
This course presents the fundamental principles of double-entry accounting and its usefulness in reporting financial information to individuals external to the business entity.Typical economic transactions are analyzed and then recorded. Prerequisite: College Algebra.

ACC 240, PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II, 3 credits
This course continues ACC 230 but emphasizes managerial accounting techniques. Prerequisite: ACC 230.

ACC 300, COST ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL, 4 credits
This course is a study of basic cost accumulation systems and refinements used to determine costs of products or activities in various types of enterprises. Classification of costs and revenues on several bases for various uses, budgeting and standard cost accounting, analyses of relevant costs and other data for decision-making will also be addressed. Prerequisite: ACC 310.

ACC 310, INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I, 4 credits
This is the first course in the two-course sequence that places emphasis onconcepts underlying asset valuation and income measurement. Statementsreleased by the Financial Accounting Standards Board will be considered asthey affect the particular subject under study. Prerequisite: ACC 240.

ACC 320, INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II, 4 credits
This is the second course in the two-course sequence. The study of conceptsunderlying asset valuation and income measurement will be completed. Problem areas under consideration by the profession will be analyzed anddiscussed. Prerequisite: ACC 310.

ACC 330, FEDERAL TAXATION I, 4 credits
The course covers determinationof taxable income with emphasis on the philosophy of taxation, includingincome concepts, exclusions from income, deductions, and credits. Researchmethodology is introduced. Prerequisite: ACC 230.

ACC 350, ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 4 credits
The course covers the structure of contemporary accounting systems with emphasison controls, auditing, reporting, and efficient operation. Prerequisites: ACC 240 and BAD 110.

ACC 410, ADVANCED ACCOUNTING, 4 credits
This course is designed to critically examine generally accepted accounting principles as applied to branches, consolidations, foreign operations, corporate combinations, fiduciary arrangements, and insurance. Prerequisite: ACC 320.

ACC 420, ACCOUNTING SEMINAR, 4 credits
The topics to be examinedin this course shall include, but will not be limited to, accounting theory and underlying concepts and standards, control in nonprofit organizations, total quality management, and issues in international accounting. Prerequisite:Senior standing and permission of the instructor.

ACC 430, FEDERAL TAXATION II, 4 credits
This course will emphasize advanced aspects of income, deductions, exclusions, and credits, especially asapplied to tax problems of partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: ACC 240.

ACC 440, AUDITING, 4 credits
The study of auditing explores internal and external audits of business operations, including a review of EDP systems. The course is intended to consider the theory, the legal and ethical responsibilities of an auditor, and the methods of certifying financial statements. Prerequisite: ACC 320.

ECON 240, PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, 3 credits
This is the second part of the principles course and deals with the economy as a whole. It introduces National Income accounting, national output determination, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, economic policy formulation, and some issues affecting the U.S. economy and its interrelation with other economies. Prerequisites: Pre-calculus mathematics.

ECON 330, MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 4 credits
This course is concerned with MICROECONOMICS and attempts to bridge the gap between economic theory and practice. It draws heavily from various disciplines, including mathematics, statistics, operations management, micro and macro theory, decision theory, and other social science areas. It integrates concepts and methods from all these areas to bear on managerial problems. Students will learn how to use a statistical computer program to carry out data management and analysis in the context of practical business problems. Prerequisites: ECON 230, MATH 110, and BAD 260.

ECON 340, MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS, 4 credits
This course presents a more detailed analysis of relevant macroeconomic theories and issues. It acquaints students with problems, models, and policies related to the overall performance of the economy. It uses case studies and data to bring a higher level of realism to the topics covered in class. It provides students with a better understanding of how macroeconomic models are formulated and the effect of macroeconomic issues on their everyday life, as well as on the performance of business firms and public institutions. Prerequisites: ECON 240 and BAD 200.

ECON 350, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, 4 credits
This course is aimed at acquainting students with international economic issues and the analytical tools needed to begin to understand international trade and global monetary arrangements. It can be divided into two main sections. The first one deals with international trade and trade policy, and the second one considers balance of payment and exchange rate issues. Prerequisites: ECON 230 and ECON 240.

ECON 370, INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS, 4 credits
This course deals with the application of statistical methods to economics. It teaches students how to estimate economic relationships, forecast the behavior of economic variables, and carry out hypothesis testing. It is designed to prepare students for further studies and to familiarize them with the basic methodology of empirical research. Students are given hands-on experience on computers and are expected to gain proficiency in the use of specific statistical software. Prerequisites: ECON 230, ECON 240, BAD 200 and BAD 260.

ECON 400, TOPICS IN ECONOMICS, 1-4 credits
This course allows students to focus on a particular topic in economics on an independent study basis, and permits the instructor to introduce unconventional topics and emerging issues in economics that cannot be adequately treated in regular courses. Course may be repeated for up to a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: ECON 330 or 340.

ECON 450, ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT, 4 credits
This course overviews the performance, history, and main characteristics of less developed economies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It explores the meaning of development and the leading approaches to the study of economic development. Particular issues to be addressed include poverty, economic growth, income distribution, population growth, urbanization and rural migration, agricultural modernization, industrialization, trade patterns, and economic dependency. Prerequisites: ECON 230 and ECON 240.

FIN 310, FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS, 4 credits
The course introduces students to the techniques of analyzing financial statements from the point of view of creditors and investors. It is required of students concentrating in finance and strongly recommended to business students who have interest in taking the chartered financial analyst (CFA) examinations. Prerequisite: ACC 240.

FIN 320, BUSINESS FINANCE, 3 credits
The course reviews the economic foundations of finance, including the time value of money and applications to annuities and the valuation of fixed-income and equity securities. Students are introduced to short-term and long-term techniques of financial management. The course concludes by examining financing policy, capital budgeting techniques, and issues in international financial management. Prerequisites: ACC 240, BAD 260, and ECON 230.

FIN 330, CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 4 credits
This course is an advanced treatment and extension of the materials covered in FIN 320. The course combines lectures and short cases to help students advance their analytical and decision-making skills in financial management. Prerequisite: FIN 320.

FIN 350, FINANCIAL MARKETS, 4 credits
This course examines the role of financial assets and their markets in the global economy. Prerequisites: ECON 230, ECON 240, and FIN 320.

FIN 370, INVESTMENTS: ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT, 4 credits
The course is an in-depth study and application of the techniques of investment strategies of investing in a global economy. Prerequisite: FIN 320.

FIN 410, INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 4 credits
This course examines the methods used by multinational corporations to manage exposures to accounting, economic, political, and sovereign risks. Topics covered in FIN 320 are reexamined from this perspective. Prerequisite: FIN 320.

FIN 420, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MANAGEMENT, 4 credits
The course begins with an overview of the financial services industry. It will examine risk management techniques and how managers use these techniques in their day-to-day management of bank assets and liabilities. Prerequisites: FIN 320.

BAD 110, BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 3 credits
The course introduces the student to computers and computer-based information systems. Basic computer concepts are briefly overviewed. Business information systems, including decision support, artificial intelligence, user computing, data communications, and data bases are surveyed. The course includes hands-on lab instruction in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and business presentations software.

BAD 200, APPLIED CALCULUS, 4 credits
The course includes basic concepts of differential and integral calculus, with emphasis on the application of calculus in solving business, management, and economic problems. Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-calculus mathematics.

BAD 220, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 4 credits
The course identifies the legal and ethical environments in which businesses function. Topics include the nature, sources, functions, and processes of law and legal reasoning relating to contracts; agency and torts; government regulations and administrative law; and ethical business conduct as it relates to employees and customers in varied business environments.

BAD 250, BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3 credits
Intercorporate, intracorporate, and intercultural communications in organizations. Prerequisites: CORE 110 and CORE 140.

BAD 260, APPLIED STATISTICS, 4 credits
The course familiarizes the student with the application of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis to business, management, and economic problems. Topics include tabular and graphical methods, measures of location and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, correlation, comparison of two populations, and time series analysis. Prerequisite: Precalculus mathematics.

BAD 320, MARKETING, 3 credits
The course introduces marketing concepts and functions in profit and non-profit organizations. Internal and external variables related to product design, markets, life cycles, pricing, distributions, and promotion are addressed. Prerequisite: ECON 230.

BAD 399, INTERNSHIP SEMINAR, 2 credits
Topics included in the seminar are review of organizational theories and issues in human resource management. The work experience requirement may be satisfied during the semester or with full-time employment during a summer prior to the semester in which the course is to be taken. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

BAD 490, BUSINESS POLICY, 3 credits
This course is a capstone course designed to integrate the principles and practices of management from all functional areas and to develop capabilities in formulating, analyzing, and implementing strategies used in the management of organizations. Prerequisite: Senior standing.