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BUS 565 Business Statistics
The purpose of this course is to develop students’ understanding of the use of statistics for business applications. The focus is on the collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of data for management decisions. Use of Microsoft Excel and interactive materials from the Internet will facilitate learning. Concepts covered include sampling, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, linear regression and statistical process control. 

BUS 566 Operations Management
This course focuses on manufacturing and service operations, logistics and quality management. This course will cover topics including logistics systems, lean production and quality management. An applied approach will be taken in this course using analytical techniques to study these issues.  

BUS 570 Managerial Accounting
Readings and case studies will be used to develop a student’s understanding, from a managerial perspective, of the issues, theories and practices involved in the development and analysis of the value chain, strategic accounting, cost behaviors, costing systems, relevant costs, the development of pricing, budgeting, volume-profit analysis, variance analysis and segment margins. Prerequisite: Financial Accounting.

BUS 571 Financial Management
Combining theory and application, the course will examine the primary financial management functions. Topic coverage will include: financial planning, capital budgeting, long-term financing and working capital management. Prerequisite: Business Finance.

BUS 572 Managerial Economics
This course examines the principles of economics and their applications to managerial decision making. Topics include inflation of capital markets, international trade, interest rates, inflation and the business cycle. Case analysis will include risk analysis, pricing policies and the relationship between market structure and the strategic choices. Prerequisite: Microeconomics.

BUS 575 Seminar in Marketing Management
A managerial approach to advanced problems in marketing with heavy emphasis on case study. An analysis of executive decision making and problem solving through team efforts in the formulation of a strategic marketing plan for the firm. 

BUS 580 The Global Business Environment
This course focuses on the problems of the senior executive in the management of internationally active firms. Emphasized are the economic, political and cultural environments as well as theories of international trade and investment. 

BUS 586 The Social and Legal Environment of Business
This course examines the application of state and federal commercial law to complex disputes involving businesses, their customers, their employees and their communities. The course examines making socially responsible and legally permissible management decisions that balance the concerns and sensitivities of all stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on understanding the legal and ethical implications of decisions and utilizing tools and multiple frameworks for decision making. 

BUS 589 Seminar in Administrative Policy and Strategic Planning
This is the capstone course for the master of business administration program. This course utilizes case studies to support a computer based business simulation model that requires both team and individual performance. Students must demonstrate the management skills necessary to analyze information and data to develop creative policies and strategies to run an organization in a competitive environment. This will include student performance to develop and implement human resource, production, financial and marketing plans for a targeted customer segment. Students are expected to interact effectively on a professional and personal level in a team environment. Graduate-level presentation and written skills will be required in all work performed. 

BUS 604 Major Field Test for the MBA
Completed during BUS 589.
The Major Field Test (MFT) is designed to assess mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge expected of students at the conclusion of an academic major in specific subject areas. In addition to factual knowledge, the tests evaluate students’ abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material. Graduation requirement for the MBA.

Electives
A student chooses nine hours of elective credit from graduate courses in the college of business. Elective credits may be used toward completion of a concentration. Note:additional prerequisites may apply to some courses.

 

Curriculum is subject to change.