COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUS (Business Administration)

BUS 7013 Managerial Accounting

Three hours

An exploration of the role of accounting analysis in managerial planning and control. Emphasis is given to the development and use of accounting information to support managerial decision-making in facilitating the implementation of business strategies.

 

BUS 7113 Marketing Strategies

Three hours

Integrative marketing strategies encompassing consumer behavior and market research, branding and product management, distribution, and promotion.

 

BUS 7223 Managerial Economics

Three hours

Economic theories of the firm and of the market with an emphasis on applications to current business issues and global economic development.

 

BUS 7233 Game Theory

Three hours

Game Theory is the study of strategic interaction, characterized by situations in which each person’s welfare is dependent on everyone else’s actions, as well as their own. Normal and extensive form games are analyzed and the Nash and subgame perfect equilibrium concepts are introduced. Applications to oligopolistic competition are emphasized.

 

BUS 7414 Continuous Improvement I

Four hours

Intensive survey of Lean Six Sigma tools and quality management methods used to identify quality problems and remove errors from manufacturing and operating processes. Leads to green belt certification. Available only to students in the M.B.A.-GCI program.

 

BUS 7424 Continuous Improvement II

Four hours

Continuation of intensive survey of Lean Six Sigma tools and quality management methods used to identify quality problems and remove errors from manufacturing and operating processes. Leads to black belt certification. Available only to students in the M.B.A.-GCI program. Prerequisite: BUS 7414.

 

BUS 7434 Applied Continuous Improvement Project

Four hours

Approved project completed by student for the purpose of Lean Six Sigma black belt certification. Project is supervised by a master black belt and by the student's champion. Must be validated by department's finance manager and document improvement. Available only to students in the M.B.A.-GCI program. Prerequisite: BUS 7424.

 

BUS 7503 Contemporary Topic Seminar

Three hours

This seminar addresses the challenges of business leadership and ethics from various perspectives. Distinguished academicians and practitioners facilitate this innovative learning experience.

 

BUS 8003 Managerial Finance

Three hours

Application of finance and managerial accounting concepts and an understanding of their influence on financial strategies and business decisions.

 

BUS 8013 Research Methods

Three hours

An in-depth examination of research methods in the social sciences with an emphasis on business research. The course provides advanced quantitative and qualitative research tools necessary to conduct major business research projects. Topics in research methods include primary and secondary data analysis, sampling, survey design, and experimental designs.

 

BUS 8113 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Three hours

A study of the application of business management in a global environment with emphasis on the importance of human factors in international operations.

 

BUS 8243 Cross-Cultural Business Management

Three hours

A collaborative research course that examines what constitutes "effective" business management across cultures. Students gain preparation for business assignments outside of their native countries.

 

BUS 8253 Survey of Global Business Practice

Three hours

A challenging and comprehensive curriculum covering current topical or regional international business issues, combined with an emphasis on unique business and cultural environments.

 

BUS 8263 International Business Practicum

Three hours

A term-long intensive country-specific study experience with 1-2 weeks outside of the USA. Class sessions prior to and following the travel component of the class will be used for research, preparation, presentations, and assessment. Additional fees associated with this course.

 

BUS 8266 Comprehensive International Business & Culture Practicum

Six hours

A semester-long intensive country-specific student experience with 1-2 weeks outside of the United States. Class sessions prior to and following the travel component of the class will be used for research, preparation, presentations, and assessment. Students will complete a team-based consulting project that will be delivered to client companies during the travel portion of the class. Additional travel-related fees associated with this course. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

 

BUS 8903 Selected Topics

Three hours

A course offering students opportunities to study subjects of special interest. May be offered on a group basis in a classroom setting or as independent study under faculty supervision.

 

BUS 8993 Designing and Executing Strategies

Three hours

Analysis of internal and external structures and forces of organizations to determine core competencies and strategies. Development of ethical leadership and management processes for increasing quality and innovation.