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MGMT 410 Investment Analysis

Prerequisite: ECMG 303. (Second semester/3 credits) 

Analytical techniques for appraising equity securities and short-term, intermediate-term and long-term debt instruments with a view particularly toward portfolio balance. The course will consider both the individual investor and corporate and institutional needs for cash management.

MGMT 411 Seminar in Strategic Management

Prerequisite: Completion of the Common Body of Knowledge. Open to seniors only. (Both semesters/ 3 credits) 

The analysis of cases in management strategy and decision-making with emphasis on the practical application of concepts in human resource management, marketing and finance. Integrates various aspects of managerial activity in a systematic approach.

MGMT 423 Marketing Research Methods

Prerequisites: MGMT 306, MATH 112, PSY 211 or SOC 261, and permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits) 

The role of research in marketing is studied; skill in applying various marketing research methods is developed through field work.

MGMT 433 Cost Accounting

Prerequisite: MGMT 284. (Second semester/3 credits) 

An intermediate course in accounting with emphasis on cost control. The course will include definitions and roles of budgets, forecasting, categorization of costs, inventory management, product costing and transfer pricing.

MGMT 454/554 Legal Environment of Business

Prerequisite: MGMT 205 or permission of the department. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the contemporary legal and regulatory environment of business. Specifically, it relates various laws and regulations to the major business functions such as employment, production, marketing, finance and international operations. The course also provides a brief overview of U.S. political and constitutional systems that are the building blocks of our regulatory environment.

MGMT 424 Marketing Communications Strategy

Prerequisites: MGMT 306 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course develops an understanding of how advertising, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, interactive marketing and packaging decisions form a coordinated marketing communications strategy. The course provides an understanding of the role of integrated marketing communications in the overall marketing program and an appreciation of the benefits to a brand of integrating all elements of the marketing mix. The focus will not only be on the strategies of traditional marketing programs, but also on the growth and influence of new media, and the challenges and issues faced by marketers in the context of a changing marketing environment.

ECON 205 Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE—Social and Behavioral Analysis)

Credit by exam. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

The theoretical principles of the economy as a whole; includes national income determination, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, monetary policy and open-economy macroeconomics.

 

ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics

 Prerequisite: ECON 205 or with permission of the instructor. Credit by exam. (Both semesters/3 credits)

The theoretical principles that examine the behavior of individuals, households, business enterprises and governments in the day-to-day functioning of domestic and international markets. The course will focus on competitive and noncompetitive market outcomes and what happens when markets fail with a special emphasis on international trade, the environment and global economic issues.

 

ECMG 212 Statistics for Economics and Management (CORE—Foundation)

Prerequisite: Level II placement on Basic Math Skills Inventory. Not open to students who have completed MATH 112, PSY 211 or SOC 261. (Second semester/3 credits)

This course is an introductory course in statistics for economics and management students. Students will be introduced to descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, correlations and linear regressions. Completing this course will give the student a solid grounding in statistics that is necessary to successfully complete upper level economics and management courses.

ECHN 300 The European Economy (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Social and Behavioral Analysis section of the Core. Open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Honors Program, or with permission of the instructor. (Course is offered as needed/3 credits) 

The course will focus on the unification of the European economies into a single market. The course examines the forces which brought about the unification of the European economies and the social, political and economic implications of unification for individual member countries and the United States.

 

ECMG 303 Principles of Finance and Investment

Prerequisites: MGMT 281, ECMG 212 or MATH 112, and ECON 205 or 206. (Both semesters/ 3 credits)

Introduction to the fundamental analytical tools and use of information sources in finance and investments. Study of time value of money, valuation of securities, risk, rates of return and cash flow analysis.

 

 

 

ECON 305 Macroeconomic Analysis

Prerequisite: ECON 205 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)

The theory of Keynesian and classical income determination, interest rates, employment, consumption, investment, government expenditures and economic growth.

 

ECON 306 Microeconomic Analysis

Prerequisite: ECON 206. (Both semesters/3 credits)

The theory of the firm under various competitive conditions; determination of wages, interest, rent and profits. An introduction to welfare economics and general equilibrium theory.

 

ECON 309 Monetary Policy and Financial Markets

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206. ECON 305 strongly recommended. (First semester—odd years/3 credits)

This course will offer students a good understanding of financial markets with an emphasis on the banking sector and fixed income securities. This course will cover the various theories of monetary economics and how monetary policies of the Federal Reserve will influence the financial markets and the broader macroeconomy.

ECON 310 Environmental Economics

 

Prerequisite: ECON 206 or permission of the instructor. (First semester—as needed/ 3 credits)

This course examines the relationship between economic growth and the environment. The tools of economic analysis are used to examine the relationship between economic efficiency and sustainability. The course also evaluates public policies in developed and developing countries designed to promote more sustainable development.

 

ECON 316 Game Theory

Prerequisite: ECON 306. (First semester—as needed/3 credits)

This course introduces game theory fundamentals with special emphasis on strategic behavior of individuals, firms and governments. Topics include strategic games and Nash equilibrium, games in coalitional form and the core, bargaining theory, measuring power in voting systems, problems of fair division, and optimal and stable matching.

 

ECON 317 Economics of Development

Prerequisite: ECON 205 or ECON 206 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits)

Theories of economic development and growth. Case studies of developed and less developed countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

 

ECON 318 Comparative Market Economies

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206. (First semester—odd years/3 credits)

An examination of the capitalist economic system. The course compares the structure, institutions, performance and the role of the government in the economies of the United States, Japan, France, Germany, The European Union, the Asian Tigers and other emerging capitalist economies.

 

ECON 319 Transitional Economies

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206. (Either semester/3 credits)

Examines the special problems the former socialist economies are experiencing as they transition to markets, individual incentives and private ownership. Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, China, Cuba and other former socialist republics will be studied.

 

ECON 320 Women in the World Economy

Prerequisite: ECON 205 or ECON 206 or by permission of the instructor. (First semester—as needed/3 credits)

This course analyzes the working activities of women by using a comparative economic systems approach. Although women are core economic producers, most women’s work remains outside of the neoclassical definition and counting of economic activity. Therefore, the class will examine women’s marginalization within the discipline by examining recent thought and writings by feminist economists concerning the production of economic knowledge.

ECON 324 International Trade

 

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206 and ECON 306. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)

This course examines the microeconomic aspects of the international economics. Economic theories are developed to rigorous analyze the issues in international trade, distribution of gains from trade, trade policy tools and their use, along with welfare effects of trade. Topics of current interest such as free trade and welfare, trade blocks and various development policies will be studied.

 

ECON 326 Industrial Organization

 

Prerequisites: ECON 206; ECON 306 is recommended. (First semester/3 credits)

The study of market structure, monopoly power, pricing, competition, game theory and regulation.

 

 

ECON 328 Labor Economics

 

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206, or permission of instructor. (Second semester/3 credits)

Theories of wage determination, unemployment and inflation, employment trends and labor in the global economy.

 

 

ECON 335 Teaching Assistantship in Economics

Prerequisite: Permission of the economics faculty. (1 or 2 credits, may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits) 

Assist in the introductory and principles of economics courses. The teaching assistant holds tutorials for student questions, assists in computer assignments and quantitative projects. Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

 

ECON 375 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of the chair of the department. (1, 2 or 3 credits) 

Reading and/or research in a selected field of economics.

 

ECON 399 Internship in Economics

Prerequisites: 15 credits in economics at the 200 level or above. (3-15 credits) 

A learning experience in a business or public environment where specific demands are made in terms of applying economic principles and analysis. Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

 

ECON 410 Public Economics

Prerequisites: Junior standing and ECON 306, or permission of the instructor. (First semester—as needed/3 credits) 

This course applies the economic theory to public policy. Careful examination of government taxation, expenditure and regulation at the local, state and federal levels will be carried out with a view to how such policies may impact the public welfare.

 

ECPS 414/514 Environmental Policy

Prerequisites: PSCI 203, PSCI 210, or PSCI 215 and ECON 310, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—as needed/3 credits) 

This is a comparative course on the making and implementing of environmental policies in developed and developing countries. The focus is on the evolution of environmental policymaking and on the problems associated with implementing environmental policies in different political and institutional contexts.

 

ECON 452 History of Economic Thought

Prerequisite: ECON 305 and 306 or permission of the instructor. (Either semester—as needed/3 credits)

The doctrines of the great economists: Mercantilist, physiocrat, classical and Keynesian schools of thought; the relation of economic thought to contemporary institutions.

 

ECON 460 International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206 and ECON 305. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, or permission of instructor. (Either semester—as needed/3 credits)

This course examines the macroeconomic aspects of international economics. Economic theories are developed to rigorously analyze the issues in balance of payments, exchange rate determination and global capital markets. Topics of current interest such as developing country debt, stabilization and economic reform will be studied.

 

ECON 470 Seminar

Prerequisites: ECON 305 and 306 or permission of the instructor. (As needed/3 credits) 

Study of specific problems in economics through individual research, reports and group discussion.

 

ECMG 478/578 International Financial Management

Prerequisites: ECON 206, ECMG 303, ECON 306 and MGMT 314. Open to juniors and seniors, or by permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/3 credits)

This course is designed to give a solid understanding of international finance and institutions. This is achieved through a thorough study of various exchange rate determination theories, international corporate finance and international portfolio diversification models. To this end, exposure to foreign exchange risk and appropriate hedging strategies will be covered, along with the foreign exchange options and derivatives market.

 

ECON 480 Econometrics

Prerequisites: ECON 205 and ECON 206, ECMG 212 or MATH 112 and either ECON 305 or ECON 306. Open to juniors and seniors, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits)

An introduction to quantitative analysis of economic phenomena. The course emphasizes techniques of estimating economic relationships, testing economic theories and forecasting economic variables. Attention is given to real-world applications.

 

 

MGMT 205 Principles of Management—Introduction to Organizations (CORE—Social and Behavioral Analysis)

Credit by exam. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

The study of the characteristics of different types of organizations distinguished by purpose or structure. The implications of organizational differences for management and administration will be examined. Students will focus their study on the theoretical and empirical aspects of organizations.

ECMG 212 Statistics for Economics and Management (CORE—Foundation)

Prerequisite: Level II placement on Basic Math Skills Inventory. Not open to students who have completed MATH 112, PSY 211 or SOC 261. (Second semester/3 credits)

This course is an introductory course in statistics for economics and management students. Students will be introduced to descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, correlations and linear regressions. Completing this course will give the student a solid grounding in statistics that is necessary to successfully complete upper level economics and management courses.

MGMT 281 Principles of Financial Accounting

Credit by exam. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

Basic understanding of accounting information, accounting concepts, procedures, analysis and reports. The study of accounting as a tool of economic and financial analysis.

MGMT 284 Principles of Managerial Accounting

Prerequisite: MGMT 281. Credit by exam. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

The use of accounting concepts and ideas developed in MGMT 281 underlying the presentation and analysis of financial data for decision making. The uses and limitations of such data for the analysis and control of managerial operations.

MGMT 301 Organizational Theory and Behavior

Prerequisite: MGMT 205 or permission of the instructor. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

This course introduces students to the major theoretical perspectives in both macro and micro organization studies. The framework for the course is multidisciplinary to reflect the historical and modern contributions of the social science disciplines to the study of individuals, groups, systems and leadership in the context of modern public, private and nonprofit organizations. While addressing intra- and inter-organizational relationships, both micro and macro topics will be introduced. For example, topics such as emotions, motivation, communication, politics and power, culture and system design will be examined, among others. The courses objectives are to gain knowledge through theory and application. Students will gain familiarity with the literature and leading concepts, develop analytical skills to diagnose complex organizational phenomena and recommend strategies for managerial action.

ECMG 303 Principles of Finance and Investment

Prerequisites: MGMT 281, ECMG 212 or MATH 112, and ECON 205 or 206. (Both semesters/ 3 credits)

Introduction to the fundamental analytical tools and use of information sources in finance and investments. Study of time value of money, valuation of securities, risk, rates of return and cash flow analysis.

 

 

MGMT 306 Principles of Marketing

Prerequisite: MGMT 205. (Both semesters/3 credits)

Factors involved in the marketing function relative to product development, promotion, pricing, physical distribution and the determination of marketing objectives within the framework of the marketing system and available markets.

MGMT 307 Personnel Management

Prerequisite: MGMT 301. (Second semester/3 credits) 

Analysis of problems and techniques faced by human resource management professionals. Topics include human resource planning, training and development, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, compensation unions, comparable worth, affirmative action and career planning.

MGMT 312 Analytical Methods in Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 205, MATH 112 and ECON 205 or 206. Open to sophomores, juniors or seniors, or permission of the instructor. (Either semester/3 credits)

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the analytical methodology useful in the managerial decision-making process. The course begins with a basic review of math, linear algebra and calculus as they are used in business. Following this, the course will cover decision theory, forecasting of future levels of business activity and using linear programming approach to make the most effective use of an organization’s resources.

 

MGMT 313 Employment and Labor Law

Prerequisites: MGMT 205 and MGMT 307 (or concurrent enrollment) or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits) 

The purpose of this course is to provide insights into the legal positions on human resources and labor relations between employers and employees in both private and public sectors, from employment planning and pre-hiring to employee exit. The course also highlights the social, economic and political forces impacting employment and labor law. At the end, students should gain an understanding of the rights and obligations of the employers and employees as well as be able to develop responsive management strategies involving employment and labor law issues.

MGMT 314 International Business

Prerequisites: ECON 206 and MGMT 205. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

Introduction to the international, foreign and domestic environments affecting international businesses. Aspects of globalization as it pertains to multinational enterprises will also be covered from the perspectives of business organization, marketing, finance and strategy.

MGMT 315 Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Prerequisite: MGMT 205 or permission of the instructor. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. (Either semester/3 credits) 

An introduction to the management of nonprofit organizations with special emphasis on social entrepreneurship, volunteer management and effective strategies for marketing, fund development and resource management.

MGMT 321 Intermediate Accounting I

Prerequisite: MGMT 284. (First semester/3 credits) 

The first of a two-semester course sequence to cover intermediate accounting. A study of valuation of assets and equities, measurement of income, analysis and preparation of financial statements, and use of generally accepted accounting principles.

MGMT 322 Intermediate Accounting II

Prerequisite: MGMT 321. (Second semester/3 credits) 

A continuation of the intermediate accounting two-semester sequence. A study of stockholders’ equity, special liabilities, accounting changes, price changes and accounting issuances of the APB and FASB.

MGMT 335 Teaching Assistantship in Management

Prerequisite: Permission of the management faculty. (Either semester/1 or 2 credits, may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits) 

Assist with accounting, finance and management courses. The teaching assistant holds tutorials, offers review sessions and assists students with computer and quantitative projects. Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

MGMT 350 Business and Social Forces

 

Prerequisites: MGMT 205, MGMT 301 and ECON 205. (First semester/3 credits)

The study of business as a social institution in the midst of a complex of communities with varying expectations and political and economic power. This perspective complements economic models of the firm and behavioral models of the organization.

 

MGMT 375 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of the chair of the department. (Either semester/1, 2 or 3 credits) 

Reading and/or research in a selected field of management.

ITMG 388 Management Information Systems

Prerequisite: MGMT 301. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

Study of the management decision-making framework, needs assessment, types of management information systems, selection, evaluation and implementation of systems. Social and policy issues are also considered.

MGMT 399 Internship in Management

Prerequisites: Completion of at least half of the Common Body of Knowledge courses and junior or senior standing. (Either semester or summer/3 credits) 

A learning experience with an appropriate organization to provide familiarity with the management concepts, skills and attitudes required for success in a specific career. Responsibility for developing appropriate work projects rests with the student, but each must meet department guidelines and be approved. At least 40 hours of work will be completed for each credit. Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

MGMT 402 Business Finance

Prerequisite: ECMG 303. (First semester/3 credits) 

Financial management of business enterprises, with emphasis on financial problems and policies of corporations.

MGMT 406 Consumer Behavior and Analysis

Prerequisite: MGMT 306. (First semester/3 credits)

The course will examine important concepts, principles and theories from psychology, economics, anthropology and sociology in order to understand the consumer acquisition process. Such aspects as decision-making, attitude formation and change, cognition, perception and learning will be explored. The marketing concepts of product positioning, segmentation, brand loyalty, preference and diffusion of innovations will be considered in context with the environmental, ethical, multicultural and social influences on an increasingly diverse American consumer. Course culminates with the in-depth study analyzing the consumption process.

MGMT 410 Investment Analysis

Prerequisite: ECMG 303. (Second semester/3 credits) 

Analytical techniques for appraising equity securities and short-term, intermediate-term and long-term debt instruments with a view particularly toward portfolio balance. The course will consider both the individual investor and corporate and institutional needs for cash management.

MGMT 411 Seminar in Strategic Management

Prerequisite: Completion of the Common Body of Knowledge. Open to seniors only. (Both semesters/ 3 credits) 

The analysis of cases in management strategy and decision-making with emphasis on the practical application of concepts in human resource management, marketing and finance. Integrates various aspects of managerial activity in a systematic approach.

MGMT 423 Marketing Research Methods

Prerequisites: MGMT 306 and ECMG 212, MATH 112, PSY 211 or SOC 261, and permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits)

The role of research in marketing is studied; skill in applying various marketing research methods is developed through field work.

MGMT 433 Cost Accounting

Prerequisite: MGMT 284. (Second semester/3 credits) 

An intermediate course in accounting with emphasis on cost control. The course will include definitions and roles of budgets, forecasting, categorization of costs, inventory management, product costing and transfer pricing.

MGMT 454/554 Legal Environment of Business

Prerequisite: MGMT 205 or permission of the department. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the contemporary legal and regulatory environment of business. Specifically, it relates various laws and regulations to the major business functions such as employment, production, marketing, finance and international operations. The course also provides a brief overview of U.S. political and constitutional systems that are the building blocks of our regulatory environment.

ECMG 478/578 International Financial Management

Prerequisites: ECON 206, ECMG 303, ECON 306 and MGMT 314. Open to juniors and seniors, or by permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/3 credits)

This course is designed to give a solid understanding of international finance and institutions. This is achieved through a thorough study of various exchange rate determination theories, international corporate finance and international portfolio diversification models. To this end, exposure to foreign exchange risk and appropriate hedging strategies will be covered, along with the foreign exchange options and derivatives market.

 

MGMT 424 Marketing Communications Strategy

Prerequisites: MGMT 306 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course develops an understanding of how advertising, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, interactive marketing and packaging decisions form a coordinated marketing communications strategy. The course provides an understanding of the role of integrated marketing communications in the overall marketing program and an appreciation of the benefits to a brand of integrating all elements of the marketing mix. The focus will not only be on the strategies of traditional marketing programs, but also on the growth and influence of new media, and the challenges and issues faced by marketers in the context of a changing marketing environment.

ECPS 514/414 Environmental Policy

Prerequisite: PSCI 500 or permission of the department. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This is a comparative course on the making and implementing of environmental policies in developed and developing countries. The focus is on the evolution of environmental policy making and on the problems associated with implementing environmental policies in different political and institutional contexts.

ECON 551 Foundations of Economics

(First semester/3 credits) 

Introduction to the basic tools of economic analysis that are employed to examine the environment of a firm at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels. The micro portion focuses upon the behavior of consumers and firms in the product and resource markets. The macro portion examines the domestic and international factors that influence the aggregate level of economic activity, and the role of monetary and fiscal policies in promoting full employment, price stability and economic growth. A basic human sciences course. 

ECON 560 Managerial Economics

Prerequisites: MGMT 552, MATH 500 and ECON 551, or their equivalents. (Both semesters/ 3 credits) 

This course involves the application of microeconomic theory to the business enterprise and the managerial decision-making process. Topics include goals of a firm, decision criteria, analysis and estimation of demand, production and costs and pricing to achieve the firm’s objectives under various market conditions.

ECMG 578/478 International Financial Management

(Second semester—even years/3 credits) 

This course is designed to give a solid understanding of international finance and institutions. This is achieved through a thorough study of various exchange rate determination theories, international corporate finance and international portfolio diversification models. To this end, exposure to foreign exchange risk and appropriate hedging strategies will be covered, along with the options and derivatives market.

ITMG 527 Management Issues in Information Systems

Prerequisite: CSCI 514 for CS/IT majors or MGMT 566 for MBA majors, or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits) 

An examination and critical assessment of real-life management issues surrounding information systems in application environments. These issues involve the management of information, project management and information resources and systems within the organization.

ITMG 533 Managing Technical Project Teams

Prerequisite: ITMG 527. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course investigates the process of managing a computer-related project. It includes scheduling techniques and automated tools such as scheduling packages. Focus will be on the team environment conducive to successful project completion.

MGMT 551 Management Theory

(First semester/3 credits) 

Introduction to the structures and processes of organizations, major organizational subsystems and environments with an emphasis on organizational design and the management of change processes. Includes the study of the organization as a bureaucratic, political, cultural, social and decision-making system.

MGMT 552 Quantitative Methods for Managers

(Second semester/3 credits) 

This course provides a brief review of algebra and also covers basic calculus, differ-entiation, vectors and matrices, linear programming, optimization techniques and budget allocation. Personal computer applications as they apply to the managerial decision-making process are stressed throughout the course.

MGMT 553 Foundations of Accounting

(Second semester/3 credits) 

An intensive study of the fundamentals of accounting with five primary learning objectives: 1) to understand the economic events that do and do not enter the accounting process 2) to understand the basic accounting cycle 3) to prepare and analyze the four primary financial statements—the statement of operations, the statement of retained earnings, the statement of financial position and the statement of cash flows 4) to provide an introduction to managerial accounting topics, including cost accumulation systems and planning and control systems; and 5) to understand how accounting information is used in managerial decision making.

MGMT 554/454 Legal Environment of Business

(First semester/3 credits) 

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the contemporary legal and regulatory environment of business. Specifically, it relates various laws and regulations to the major business functions such as employment, production, marketing, finance and international operations. The course also provides a brief overview of U.S. political and constitutional systems that are the building blocks of our regulatory environment.

MGMT 560 Organizational Behavior

Prerequisite: MGMT 551 or its equivalent. (Either semester/3 credits) 

Study of the behavior of individuals, small groups and their leaders in organizations. Among the topics addressed are motivation, learning, perception, job satisfaction, communication and individual and group change.

MGMT 561 Financial Management

Prerequisites: ECON 560, MGMT 560, MGMT 553 and MGMT 552 or their equivalents. (Either semester/3 credits) 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of financial management. Emphasis is placed on the valuation, investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm. The basic concept of risk and its relation to value is used to explore these areas. Specific topics include capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return, capital structure and dividends, working capital management and international financial management.

MGMT 562 Financial and Managerial Accounting

Prerequisites: ECON 560, MGMT 560 and MGMT 553, or its equivalent. (Either semester/ 3 credits) 

This course extensively examines the use of accounting information for decision-making. Descriptions and cases of actual financial and managerial accounting practices in real-world business, governmental and not-for-profit organizations will introduce students to traditional and emerging practices in accounting. Students will also evaluate the impact that various accounting methods have on the financial statements of an entity.

MGMT 563 Marketing Management

Prerequisites: ECON 560, MGMT 552, MGMT 553 and MGMT 560. (Either semester/3 credits) 

This course is directed toward providing the students with an understanding of marketing and its relationship with various functions within an organization. The course addresses different marketing variables that managers face in today’s business environment. It provides an overview of topics like the relationship of marketing to other factors, the forces in a firm’s external environment, advertising, segmentation, positioning, consumer behavior, marketing research, product planning, pricing strategies, physical distribution and competitive strategies. The course covers advanced concepts in addition to some fundamentals. The primary objective is to develop the student’s ability to better manage marketing as a core function in a firm.

MGMT 564 Production and Operations Management

Prerequisites: ECON 560, MGMT 560, MGMT 552 and MATH 500, or their equivalents. (First semester/3 credits) 

This course covers the planning and control functions for manufacturing and service operations. Topics include total quality management, operations analysis, inventory control, linear programming, simulation and project planning.

MGMT 565 International Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 561 and MGMT 551, or their equivalents, and ECON 551 or its equivalent. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course examines multinational corporations as economic, political and social institutions. Topics covered include ownership and financial strategies of multinationals, international public institutions, political risk, foreign exchange risk, comparative management and future of multinationals.

MGMT 566 Management Information Systems

Prerequisite: ECON 560, MGMT 560, MGMT 552, or its equivalent. (Both semesters or summer/3 credits) 

This course examines the role of information systems in and affecting the modern organization. It explores the various ways that information technology can provide competitive advantatge and covers managerial concerns related to the selection, evaluation and implementation of information systems. Social and policy issues are also considered. Various types of information systems are examined throughout the course through applications, exercises, cases and readings.

MGMT 567 Social and Ethical Issues of Business

Prerequisites: ECON 560 and MGMT 560. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

Introduces principles of ethical thinking and applies them to situations and models for business decision making. Explores and analyzes contemporary business ethics issues relating to the interaction between the organization and society. Covers topics such as corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability and stakeholder analysis. Provides a conceptual and systematic study of business ethics to develop consistent criteria for ethical decision making in organizations.

MGMT 570 Marketing Analysis for Managers

Prerequisites: MGMT 552, MGMT 563 and MATH 500, or their equivalents. (Second semester or summer/ 3 credits) 

This course builds upon the core marketing concepts learned in MGMT563 by focusing on methods and applications of decision tools to address fundamental marketing areas examined in MGMT563. This course will apply specific analytical methods for a given decision area in order to enhance decision making. Provides students with an understanding of the available marketing tools and enables them to apply them to real marketing problems.

MGMT 571 Advertising Management

Prerequisite: MGMT 563. (First semester/3 credits) 

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the advertising process and how to manage it. It covers the components of a successful advertising campaign and helps students develop an appreciation of the issues involved in advertising planning and decision making. Students also learn how the recent social science findings, developments and theories can facilitate advertising management.

MGMT 572 Supply Chain Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 563 and MGMT 564. (Offered as needed/3 credits) 

This course examines the fundamental approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. The main areas of focus are: inventory planning, management and control, and transportation planning, management, and operations. The main objective is to develop and use models to analyze these situations. The course is designed as an analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice.

MGMT 576 Advanced Financial Management

Prerequisite: MGMT 561. (Second semester/3 credits) 

Considers advanced topics in corporate financial management including domestic and international capital budgeting, working capital, financing and dividend policy, hedging financial risk, mergers and acquisitions and international financial management.

MGMT 577 Portfolio and Investment Management

Prerequisite: MGMT 561. (First semester/3 credits) 

Covers characteristics and valuation of corporate securities, measurement of returns, market performance and efficiency, options and futures, bond portfolio strategies, duration and immunization and portfolio management theory and techniques.

ECMG 578/478 International Financial Management

Prerequisites: ECON 560 and MGMT 560 (Second semester—even years/3 credits) 

This course is designed to give a solid understanding of international finance and institutions. This is achieved through a thorough study of various exchange rate determination theories, international corporate finance and international portfolio diversification models. To this end, exposure to foreign exchange risk and appropriate hedging strategies will be covered, along with the options and derivatives market.

MGMT 580 Strategic Cost Management

Prerequisite: MGMT 562. (Summer/3 credits) 

This course will select advanced topics in emerging areas of cost management practice for in-depth study. Extensive readings from the practitioner and research literature; cases from real-world manufacturing, service and governmental/non-profit organizations; and roundtable forums will familiarize the graduate business students with some of the issues and trends in current cost management practice. The case analysis focuses on the strategic management implications of contemporary cost analysis.

MGMT 581 Financial Statement Analysis

Prerequisites: MGMT 561 and 562. (First semester or summer/3 credits) 

This course examines the accounting principles and procedures underlying a firm’s financial statements. The objective of the course is to assess the success of a firm’s strategies as measured by profitability, liquidity, solvency and asset management relative to the level of risk incurred by the firm.

MGMT 582 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Prerequisites: ECON 560 and MGMT 560 (Summer/3 credits) 

This course will explore the dynamics of negotiation and conflict. Students will learn effective negotiation techniques and how to manage agreement. This course also examines how to make conflict a creative rather than a negative experience. Negotiation and conflict resolution skills will be analyzed and practiced.

MGMT 584 Leadership and Supervision

Prerequisites: ECON 560 and MGMT 560 (Second semester/3 credits) 

Leadership theory and styles; processes of leadership in goal setting, motivation and evaluation; and personnel development related to educational, business and agency settings.

MGMT 585 Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: ECON 560 and MGMT 560. (First semester/3 credits) 

This course is designed to provide an understanding of modern human resource management. Principle areas will include employee influence, human resource flow, work systems and rewards. Cases and group exercises are included to examine job analysis, selection standards, performance evaluation, training and development and job evaluation.

MGMT 587 Public Administration

Prerequisites: ECON 560, MGMT 560 and MGMT 551. (Second semester or summer/3 credits) 

A study of the principles of public administration in the United States with special attention to organization and management. Topics include fiscal, personnel, planning and public relations practices.

MGMT 590 Management Policy

Prerequisites: All other core courses and the two concentration courses; thus, this capstone course must be taken in the last semester. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

The management policy course serves to integrate the disciplines of the various areas covered by the core courses. Using cases, seminar-presentations and a comprehensive strategic management project, students are challenged to solve comprehensive management problems at the strategic, policy-making level of the organization. Topics include strategy formulation, implementation and control at different levels. Importance of maintaining strategic fit in changing industry, technological and global environments is stressed throughout the course. 

MGMT 595 Independent Applied Research Project

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in the concentration. (3 credits) 

A basic or applied research project. A written report of the project results is required to be submitted to the instructor at the end of the project. Evidence of an approved topic with a signed “Permission to Enroll” form must be submitted to the Graduate School at the time of registration.