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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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Accounting 200 is an introduction to the concepts of business and the measurement systems used to control and evaluate business activities. This course is designed to be of interest to all students regardless of discipline. Prerequisite: MATH 101 and ENGL 101. LEC
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A continuation of Financial Accounting I. A study of concepts of materials, labor, and overhead control; budget administration; cost accounting systems including standard costing; full costing and direct costing; income determination; differential costing; break-even analysis; accounting statement analysis; and use of return on investment as a basis for management decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 200. LEC
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This course is an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. It will introduce the concepts of business and the measurement systems used to control and evaluate business activities. It will also explore product costing systems and the use of accounting data as a basis for management planning and decision making. (Not open to students with credit in ACCT 200.) Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and MATH 101. LEC
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This is a variable-topic course open to undergraduates meeting the prerequisites for the specific topic being offered. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of accounting topics not covered by established courses. Enrollment is not limited to School of Business students. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. LEC
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This course will focus on Accounting as a profession. Prospective and current accounting students will be exposed to a variety of topics. These include, but are not limited to, career options in Accounting, the CPA exam, ethics in the profession, current issues in Accounting, professional standards, the Accounting major, and the five-year Accounting program. Prerequisite: Acct 200 or coenrollment in Acct 200. LEC
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This course provides an overview of how to understand, analyze, and control computerized information systems, and is designed to provide the computer tools and knowledge so that today's business or accounting student will be tomorrow's successful and complete manager, consultant, accountant, and/or auditor. The topics covered in this course will include computer technology, internal control in a computer environment, computer auditing, systems analysis and design, database systems, networking, electronic commerce, and specific systems applications. Hands on experience will be obtained through projects and various software packages. This course will count as an advanced business elective. Prerequisite: ACCT 201 and IST 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A study of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) underlying the preparation and interpretation of general-purpose financial statements with emphasis on the principles of revenue recognition, matching revenues and related costs, and the determination of proper balance sheet valuations of assets and liabilities. The asset side of the balance sheet is the primary emphasis though the entire financial statements are used in examples throughout the course. Prerequisite: ACCT 201. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ACCT 303. LEC
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An intermediate accounting course with emphasis on interpretation of general-purpose financial statements and the related disclosure notes. Includes understanding interrelationships among the various financial statements and analyzing the effects of transactions on the financial statements. Common and significant accounts/transactions will be analyzed, especially those relating to the financing and equity sections of the financial statements. Not open to accounting majors with credit in ACCT 320. Enrollment restricted. Prerequisite: FIN 310. LEC
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An analysis of cost systems and their application in the determination, analysis and control of manufacturing and distribution costs. Emphasis is on managerial planning and control. Prerequisite: ACCT 201. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A study of the major concepts related to taxation with emphasis on the federal income tax for individuals including the implications of being a sole proprietor, partner of a partnership, and a corporate shareholder. Major topics covered include: different types of taxes; formation of the tax law; gross income; deductions; the tax formula; tax credits; filing status; tax treatment for capital gains and losses; and selected nontaxable transactions. Prerequisite: ACCT 320. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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An introduction to basic concepts of income tax and how the tax law is formed. While tax problems of an individual are considered, emphasis is placed on tax factors to consider when conducting a business either as a single proprietor, corporation, or partnership. Not open to students with credit in ACCT 330. This course is for non-accounting majors. Prerequisite: ACCT 201. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This is a variable-topic seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of accounting topics not covered by established courses. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by the instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A continuation of the study of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) underlying the preparation and interpretation of general-purpose financial statements. The focus of this course is on the liability and equity sections of the balance sheet, including such topics as loans, bonds, leases, pensions, accounting for income taxes, equity transactions, employee stock options, earnings per share, and cash flows. Application of many of the authoritative accounting pronouncements is illustrated. Prerequisite: ACCT 320. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Individual study of selected topics in business not otherwise available to the student. Topics selected to be determined by the special interests and objectives of the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise the reading and research. Prerequisite: SCM 310 (formerly DSCI 310), FIN 310, MGMT 310, and MKTG 310; approval of the Area Director. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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The fundamental concepts of audit risk, evidence accumulation and materiality are applied to financial statement audits using established accounting principles as the criterion for evaluating fair presentation. Audit objectives and procedures are studied in relation to the opinion which the auditor expresses on clients' financial statements. Financial statement audits are compared with other types of engagements performed by public accountants, and with other types of audits, such as compliance and operational audits. Prerequisite: ACCT 311 and ACCT 410. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Introduction to taxation for corporations, partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies. The course will also include coverage of property transactions, methods of accounting, tax-related investment decisions, and selected tax issues. Prerequisite: ACCT 330. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Internships provide opportunities for students to combine their academic education with a meaningful experience in the business world. Accounting internships allow students to explore career pathways in accounting, further their professional growth, expand professional networks, and increase the relevancy of their academic course work. The internship course combines job-related activities of the accounting internship position with a set of academic requirements. These requirements include academic assignments as well as a pre- and post-internship seminar held in the semester before and after the semester in which the internship occurs. Internships for credit must be approved by the Director of the Internship Program prior to the internship experience. Students may not receive more than three hours of internship credit from ACCT 599. ACCT 599 may count as an Accounting elective for students majoring in Accounting. Prerequisite: Approval of the internship; two of the following: SCM 310 (formerly DSCI 310), FIN 310, MGMT 310, MKTG 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Financial accounting provides information to decision-makers external to the business, such as investors and lenders. The course describes the process through which economic information is captured, validated, and distributed externally in the form of financial statements. It also covers the contents of the major financial statements, focusing on how the various accounts are defined and measured and how the information can be used by external decision-makers. Not open to MAcc students or students with credit in ACCT 320. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Managerial accounting provides information to decision-makers within the business, such as supervisors and executives. The course describes the process through which economic information is captured and distributed internally as budgets and other reports. It also covers various uses of managerial accounting information for internal decision-making. These uses include planning for profitable operations, determining costs of products and services, and evaluating performance within an organization. Not open to MAcc students or students with credit in ACCT 325. Prerequisite: ACCT 701. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course covers topics in intermediate-level financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Accounting topics are taught from an external decision-maker's perspective. The course is intended to help students read and understand complex financial statements, and to extract key financial information from a mass of detail. Topics will vary over time but can include analyses of cash flows, quality of earnings, profitability, risk, and the reporting and analysis of intangible assets. Not open to MAcc students or students with credit in ACCT 320, ACCT 410, ACCT 721, or ACCT 722. Prerequisite: ACCT 701. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course covers topics in intermediate-level financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Accounting topics are taught from an external decision-maker's perspective. The course is intended to help students read and understand complex financial statements, and to extract key financial information from a mass of detail. Topics will vary over time but can include financial reporting of various liabilities, derivatives and hedging, investments and acquisitions. Topics also can include forecasting financial statements, and valuation of common stock using accounting data. Not open to MAcc students or students with credit in ACCT 320, ACCT 410, ACCT 721, or ACCT 722. Prerequisite: ACCT 701. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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An introduction to basic concepts of income tax law with emphasis on business taxation. The factors to consider when conducting a business as a single proprietorship, corporation, S corporation, or partnership are analyzed. Prerequisite: ACCT 701 or equivalent. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A series of topics related mainly to financial accounting for corporations. Includes accounting for acquisitions and consolidations, asset impairments and derivative instruments. Also includes accounting for partnership equity. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course is intended to help students understand how perceived financial reporting problems are addressed via the financial standard setting process. This includes the roles of standard setting agencies, accounting theory, and political and economic pressures. The course also considers the potentially opposing reporting preferences of managers, investors and analysts. Topics will vary over time but can include convergence of U.S. and international standards, recent and proposed changes to standards, and underlying trends in standard setting (such as increased use of fair value measurements, and principles-based standards). Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course examines the economic drivers, competing interests, and regulatory institutions that determine accounting policy choice and the societal role of accounting. By the end of the course, students will have developed a cognitive framework that will enable them to identify and understand the forces that shape financial reporting, firms' reporting decisions, the behavior of financial regulatory bodies, interactions among agents in the capital markets, the behavior of public accounting firms, as well as other relevant issues. The end-goal of this course is to develop in the participants a more advanced and sophisticated perspective of the economic, political, ethical, and social role of accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 410. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Through judicious use of quantitative methods including statistical decision theory, this course provides a conceptual analysis of several prominent managerial accounting topics. This course is intended to assist both public accountants and management accountants to understand management decision-making processes and information requirements thereof. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A course designed to develop one's ability to use the research tools available and provide comprehensive coverage of the many aspects of tax research. Emphasis is placed on locating authorities, solving tax problems, and communicating the results. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Corequisite: ACCT 545. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A study of federal income taxation for corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships. The tax problems associated with formation, operation, distributions, redemptions, reorganizations, and selected special topics will be analyzed. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program, ACCT 545 and ACCT 731 or concurrent enrollment. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A study of the fundamentals of Federal estate and gift taxation, the income taxation of estates and trusts, and various aspects of family tax planning. Prerequisite: ACCT 545 and admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Explores various academic approaches to fraud to include factors learned from other disciplines such as sociology and psychology. Students will review the vast body of knowledge gained by practitioners throughout the world and will attempt to apply these factors to the prevention of financial statement and occupational (employee) fraud. Some of the topics covered include: skimming transactions, identity fraud, computer schemes, money laundering, bribery and kickbacks, and corporate espionage. Prerequisite: ACCT 543 or permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Current auditing philosophy, standards, techniques, and professional judgment are extensively investigated and related to auditing activities. Special emphasis is given to the design of audit programs in relation to the client's system of internal control and the effect of such factors as relative risk and materiality. Other topics include auditors' legal liability, professional ethics, the impact of electronic data processing and statistical techniques, and the preparation of auditors' reports and qualifications therein. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Students learn how to perform the risk assessments that auditors use to plan a top-down, risk-based assurance engagement. Using auditing standards and internal control frameworks as a guide, students learn how auditors (a) evaluate market conditions, industry practices, and client business activities to assess the risk of financial misstatement, (b) search potential misstatements by analyzing patterns of fluctuations in related financial statement accounts, and (c) assess the effectiveness of internal controls that protect technology-driven financial reporting processes from errors and irregularities. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course is an extension of the study of basic financial accounting practices to include specialized industries that have particular or varied forms of GAAP applications and reporting which are not normally covered in basic financial accounting courses. Topics include accounting for banking, retail, insurance, not-for-profit entities, oil and gas, and financial institutions. Typically, this course should be taken by students in the audit track of the MAcc Program. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAcc program. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Internships provide opportunities for students to combine their academic education with a meaningful experience in the business world. Accounting internships allow students to explore career pathways in accounting, further their professional growth, expand professional networks, and increase the relevancy of their academic course work. The internship course combines job-related activities of the accounting internship position with a set of academic requirements. These requirements include academic assignments as well as a pre- and post-internship seminar held in the semester before and after the semester in which the internship occurs. Internships for credit must be approved by the Director of the Internship Program prior to the internship experience. Students may not receive more than three hours of internship credit. Enrollment restricted and by permission only. FLD
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A variable-topic seminar open only to graduate students meeting the requirements established by faculty members offering the course. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Individual study of selected current problems in the field of accounting to be adapted to the special interests and objectives of the students and conducted through extensive reading and research. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be in good academic standing in a graduate business program and must submit a written statement of the proposed project approved by a supervisory faculty member prior to enrollment. RSH
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(S) Continuance of BUS 740 with emphasis upon the economic and social factors affecting the development of accounting thought. Each student will make both oral and written presentations of his/her original investigation and analysis of contemporary controversial issues. Prerequisite: Consent of PhD adviser. LEC
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(V) The objective of this course is to foster a student's conception and resolution of substantive issues in the management accounting area. Thus, the course will provide exposure to selected contemporary research topics. Representative topics that will be discussed are: concept of information, information economics, accounting information for planning and control, design of accounting information systems, variance analysis, and cost allocations. Prerequisite: Consent of PhD adviser. LEC
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A variable topic seminar open only to graduate students meeting the requirements established by faculty members offering the course. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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Students will research selected topics in the field of business administration under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Students are expected to report the results of their research by writing a publishable-quality scholarly article. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Approval required from supervising graduate faculty member. RSH
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Individual study of selected current problems in the field of business administration to be adapted to the special interests and objectives of the students and conducted through extensive reading and research. Student must submit written statement of proposed project. Prerequisite: Approval required from supervising faculty member and PhD Team. RSH
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(V) Individual research work. THE
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This course uses economic theory and methodology to understand and improve managerial decision making. The focus is on the role of markets in determining business and individual opportunities to create value, the behavior of individual markets reacting to supply and demand forces, and the consequences of alternative market structures and business policies. Course content includes demand, production, cost analysis, supply and demand analysis, price and non-price modes of competition, market structure, and economic efficiency. Prerequisite: Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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A course designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of law that are applicable to business transactions in the modern business world and the legal systems. Prerequisite: Junior standing (60 hours completed). Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This course serves as an introduction to the study of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. An objective may be the development of the student's potential for becoming an effective organization member and manager of people. Experiential learning methods are utilized to involve the student actively. A wide variety of topics and theories may be covered, generally including motivation, leadership, job design, group dynamics, and formal organizational structure and process. Prerequisite: Completion of Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, General Psychology, and one course in the social science area of society and culture. Prior completion or co-enrollment of Managerial Accounting and the required statistics course. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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A study of marketing from the point of view of the business firm. Topics include the structure of the marketing system, the nature of marketing management, consumer behavior, marketing research, product policy, channels of distribution policy, and analytical techniques useful to marketing management. Prerequisite: Completion of Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, and General Psychology. Prior completion or co-enrollment in the required statistics course. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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Introduces some of the most widely used models from management science in business decision making. Topics include decision making under uncertainty, resource allocation models, and production and operations management. Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Business Computing and the required statistics course. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This course consists of the analysis of problems relating to estimating the financial needs of an enterprise and to evaluating the alternative means of providing and utilizing both temporary and permanent capital. The relationship of current financial decisions with financial policy is analyzed from the viewpoint of management and the stockholder. Prerequisite: Prior Completion of Financial Accounting and prior completion or co-enrollment of the required statistics course. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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To conduct International Business, a manager must understand the prevailing political, economic, legal and socio-cultural institutions in the relevant countries. In addition, s/he must also understand the institutional arrangements that countries have negotiated to govern cross-border flows of trade and investment capital, such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund. This course provides an analysis of the institutional settings for international business and explores their implications for a multinational firm. Specific topics covered include, but are not limited to, the forces behind international economic integration and globalization of business, differences across countries, and the frameworks of international trade, investment and finance. Prerequisite: Principles of Macroeconomics. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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The course exposes the student to the role of general management in complex organizations. The cases, conceptual materials, and projects are selected to provide the student with decision-making opportunity in major areas of managerial concern: environmental opportunities and constraints, formulation of business policy, and policy implementation mechanisms. Knowledge and skills gained in previous business courses, including marketing, finance, and quantitative methods, will be applied to problems associated with the totality of organizational activity. Prerequisite: BBA 303, BBA 304, BBA 305, and BBA 306. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This course builds upon the principles of marketing introduced in BBA 304 (Marketing) by further developing concepts in such areas as product management, pricing, distribution, promotion, market segmentation, product positioning, and strategic marketing planning. The primary focus of the course is the integration of these concepts to achieve specific marketing and segment goals and objectives. An important component of the course is the application of concepts to realistic marketing problems through the use of comprehensive marketing simulations or in-depth cases that capture the dynamics of the marketing environment. Prerequisite: BBA 304. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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The major focus is on the management concerns of staffing, training and development, compensation, and labor-management relations. Constraints on management discretion, including legislation, court decisions, labor unions, and labor markets are reviewed. Prerequisite: BBA 303. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This course is designed to provide students with: (a) a grounding in the psychological and philosophical foundations of business ethics; (b) the ability to recognize ethical problems; (c) an exposure to many of the ethically sensitive issues facing corporations and managers in business today (e.g., layoffs, outsourcing, employee whistle-blowing, employee privacy, employee health and safety, marketing and advertising, environmental issues, discrimination, and the global responsibilities of business); and (d) the tools for analyzing and reaching closure on ethical problems. Students will study the role of ethics in the relation of business to employees, consumers, and society. Students in this course will have the opportunity to engage in stimulating class discussions, justify ethical positions in case study analyses, investigate ethical issues in their own future professional lives, and develop and present their solutions for typical ethical problems faced by managers in organizations. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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In this course the student examines the disciplines which comprise the critical success factors in entrepreneurship and develops a fundamental understanding of the basic skill set required to manage his/her own business. Learning will be achieved by both study and discussion of key entrepreneurial business issues as well as the critical appraisal of new venture business plans as presented in the text. Readings in entrepreneurship and case studies, contained in the text as well as in video presentations, will be used to illustrate the essential entrepreneurial management issues. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This course introduces the student to supply chain management. Students are presented the key concepts of supply chain management, the application of these concepts and are provided with the managerial knowledge of supply chain management through class discussions and case studies. Students discover the impact of information technologies, strategic alliances and logistics on supply chain management and the performance implication of supply chain management. Prerequisite: BBA 304, BBA 305, and BBA 306. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This is a variable-topic seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of finance topics not covered by established courses. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This is a variable-topic seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of information systems technology topics not covered by established courses. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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This is a variable-topic seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of accounting topics not covered by established courses. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by the instructor. Enrollment restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Major. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to examine business from a project management perspective, to develop a systems view of business rather than a functional view and to lay the foundation for future leaders to more effectively integrate project management into their business strategy. Further, to establish a common language for and a common knowledge of project management concepts, principles and practices. This course is intended to help students gain an understanding of what project management involves, how it relates to other functional management areas, and its role in an organization's structure and leadership. This course is made up of topical lectures, article/video analysis, open discussion, in-class experiential exercises and a team-based outside class project. In order to foster good project management habits, topics will be covered in the order they appear in the project lifecycle starting with project selection and bidding and ending with project acceptance and close out. Topics covered in this course include: the importance and role of project management, the contextual nature of projects, logistics issues in project management, and the E-business impact on project management. Prerequisite: BBA 303 and BBA 305. Enrollment restricted to student admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program. LEC
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This course uses economic theory and methodology to understand and improve managerial decision making. The focus is on the role of markets in determining business and individual opportunities to create value, the behavior of individual markets reacting to supply and demand forces, and the consequences of alternative market structures and business policies. Course content includes demand, production, cost analysis, supply and demand analysis, price and non-price modes of competition, market structure, and economic efficiency. Not open for credit to students in ECON 524. Prerequisite: ECON 142 and ECON 144. LEC
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"Capitalism" refers to a system of human relations based on property rights, freedom of exchange in markets, and limited government intervention in the economy. This course surveys the intellectual, legal and ethical foundations of capitalism, and uses both current and historical events to define and describe the logic of the private free enterprise system. The wide variety of topics combine to provide students with a broad understanding of what "capitalism" means and how and when it works to promote prosperity and human well-being. This is an honors course with limit enrollment, and designed for students who are interested and willing to actively engage in discussion of the subject matter. The course is taught by a team of eight professors from business and law leading discussions on select topics related to their interests and expertise. Prerequisite: BE 301 or ECON 520. Open to students in departmental honors programs or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course uses economic theory and methodology to understand and improve managerial decision making. The focus is on the role of markets in determining business and individual opportunities to create value, the behavior of individual markets reacting to supply and demand forces, and the consequences of alternative market structures and business policies. Course content includes demand, production, cost analysis, supply and demand analysis, price and non-price modes of competition, market structure, and economic efficiency. LEC
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This course uses economic theory to explain how business functions in a global context. Throughout the course, the impact of the global economic environment on business decision making and performance is emphasized. Students will learn the ways in which government monetary and fiscal and regulatory policies affect global markets and firm performance. LEC
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This course applies the insights of the economic theory of the firm to the management of organizations. Topics covered include the organizational design and organizational structure; separation of ownership and control; the theory of the firm; the economics of property rights; corporate governance; the market for corporate control; the role of corporate law in the theory of the firm; executive compensation contracts; ownership structure; capital structure and managerial incentives; conflicts between shareholders, bondholders, and stakeholders; vertical integration through ownership or contract; M-form versus U-form of corporate hierarchy; and introduction to market-based management. Prerequisite: BE 701 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Managers act within the context of both markets and "non-markets" -- the latter composed of laws, regulations, and guidelines. This course analyzes business strategies that can effectively promote the firm's interests in the non-market sphere, and applies this strategic framework in working through selected cases. Cases will involve both mature business regulation and emerging policy issues. The course also will examine media influences and political strategies applicable to international markets. Prerequisite: BE 701 or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course examines justifications for government interventions in business practice and structure. The implications of various regulations are pursued, as well as those of deregulation. Topics such as environmental regulations, direct economic regulation of industries, antitrust law, subsidization of firms and industries, and privatization will be considered. Prerequisite: BE 701 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A variable-topic course open to graduate and selected undergraduate students meeting the requirements established by faculty members offering the course. Prerequisite: Determined by the instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A variable-topic seminar open only to graduate students meeting the requirements established by faculty members offering the course. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Individual study of selected current problems in the field of economics to be adapted to the special interests and objectives of the students and conducted through extensive reading and research. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be in good academic standing in a graduate business program and must submit a written statement of the proposed project approved by a supervisory faculty member prior to enrollment. RSH
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(F) This course is designed primarily for doctoral candidates in business administration. It will provide a rigorous analytical approach to developing and understanding an integrated economic model of the business firm and its environment. The student will be expected to learn the theory and understand how it can be applied to solve problems in business. Upon completion of the course the student should also possess an understanding of how economic analysis relates to and can be used in his/her own field of research. Masters students may enroll with consent of instructor. LEC
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This is a variable-topic course open to undergraduates meeting the prerequisites for the specific topic being offered. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of business law topics not covered by established courses. Enrollment is not limited to School of Business students. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. LEC
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A course designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of law that are applicable to business transactions in the modern business world and the legal systems. Prerequisite: Junior standing (60 hours completed). LEC
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This is a variable-topic seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of business law topics not covered by established courses. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by the instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Individual study of selected topics in business law not otherwise available to the student. Topics selected to be determined by the special interests and objectives of the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise the reading and research. Prerequisite: BLAW 301; 3.0 professional grade point average and approval of proposed plan of study by the instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A course designed to acquaint students with the basic principles of agency relationships, such as partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations, with special emphasis on the problems encountered by managers and directors in operating a corporation. The course should acquaint a student with how to create and operate a corporation in light of current federal and state enactments. Prerequisite: BLAW 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course will address legal matters of concern to property owners, real estate agents and brokers, developers, renters, property managers, contractors, architects, planners, and lenders regarding real estate transactions. Concentrating on the general subjects of (1) the nature of real property, (2) transfer and financing of real estate, (3) land use and regulations, and (4) landlord and tenant relations, the course will address specific topics such as estates and interests in land, forms of ownership, agency and brokerage, and tax attributes of real estate investments, and will consider pertinent statutes and legal documents frequently used in real estate transactions. Prerequisite: BLAW 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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An advanced course in legal aspects of business with emphasis on the Uniform Commercial Code. Prerequisite: BLAW 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course involves the study of the theory and practice of dispute resolution and negotiation in business mediation (facilitated negotiation). Conflict resolution in the workplace, including grievance procedures, will be considered. Students are required to apply concepts studied through role playing simulations. (Same as MGMT 525.) Prerequisite: MGMT 310 and BE 301. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A course focused on understanding legal rights and duties and ethical responsibilities in the business environment and identifying and addressing legal risks in business decision making. This is an introductory course which includes an overview of several foundational areas of law that are highly relevant to business. LEC
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A course focused primarily on principles of contract and tort law. Contract law and tort law serve as the foundation for many other areas of law that are relevant in the business environment. Prerequisite: BLAW 301 or BLAW 701. LEC
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A course focused on the legal attributes of different forms of business organizations, such as partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. This course includes a study of the basic principles of agency law. It explores the rights and responsibilities of people and entities (such as partners, stockholders, directors, officers, contractors, employers, and employees) functioning in the organizational environment. Also considered are the interests of third parties, including the public, which brings into focus related topics, such as securities regulations, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Not open to students with credit in BLAW 505. Prerequisite: BLAW 301 or BLAW 701. LEC
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An examination of the Uniform Commercial Code and related legal topics, such as bankruptcy and property law. Not open to students with credit in BLAW 515. Prerequisite: BLAW 301 or BLAW 701. LEC
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This course will include a study of the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution in business contexts. It will focus on the use of alternatives to litigation, such as various forms of arbitration, mediation, and, especially, negotiation. In addition to emphasizing negotiation as a means of resolving disputes, attention will be directed at negotiation of transactions. Appreciation of concepts will be promoted through role play simulations. Not open to students with credit in BLAW 525 or MGMT 525. (Same as MGMT 748.) LEC
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A variable-topic seminar open only to graduate students meeting the requirements established by faculty members offering the course. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Individual study of selected current problems in the field of business law to be adapted to the special interests and objectives of the students and conducted through extensive reading and research. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be in good academic standing in a graduate business program and must submit a written statement of the proposed project approved by a supervisory faculty member prior to enrollment. Enrollment restricted. RSH
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This course acquaints students with the nature of business majors and careers. With this knowledge, students can explore, engage and implement their academic and career interests within business. Students are introduced to the curricula requirements, expectations of business students, possible career paths, and the necessary professional skills in the business environment. Prerequisite: Open only to students with fewer than 60 hours. LEC
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This course will provide students with structured opportunities for exploring business majors and associated career paths. Activities, readings, assignments, and discussions are designed with a focus on professional skills development and leadership growth. Students will receive a letter grade of A-F based on completion of class requirements. Enrollment is restricted. LEC
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This is a variable-topic course open to undergraduates meeting the prerequisites for the specific topic being offered. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of business topics not covered by established courses. Enrollment is not limited to School of Business students. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. LEC
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This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of organizing a personal employment search strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the assessment of individual goals and talents, job markets, evaluation, and employment search strategies. It is highly recommended that students take this course during their junior year. Course is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Course counts as an activity course. Prerequisite: Junior standing (60 hours completed). LEC
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This course is intended to prepare you for the rapidly changing environment of business information retrieval, using both print and electronic information sources. Course sessions will cover both (1) the conceptual analysis, selection, and use of business information sources and (2) research strategies and techniques in locating information on your topic. The course will focus on your ability to develop critical thinking skills in researching your topic throughout the semester. LEC
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Individual study of selected topics in business administration not otherwise available to non-business majors. Topics selected will be determined by special interest and objectives of the student in consultation with the faculty member who will supervise the directed study or research. Prerequisite: 3.0 grade-point average, major in a field other than business administration and/or accounting, and permission of instructor offering the directed study and of the director of the undergraduate program. IND
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Internships provide opportunities for students to integrate their academic education with a meaningful experience in the business world. Internships allow students to further their professional growth, explore career pathways, expand professional networks, and increase the relevancy of their academic course work. The internship course combines job-related activities of the internship position with a set of academic requirements. These requirements include academic assignments as well as a pre-and post-internship seminar held in the semester before and after the semester in which the internship occurs. Internships for credit must be approved by the coordinator of the internships prior to the internship experience. BUS 399 is limited to one (1) credit hour per offering, but students may count a maximum of two (2) cumulative credit hours of BUS 399 toward degree requirements. Internships must satisfy specific criteria in order to qualify for academic credit. Contact the Business Career Services Center in 125 Summerfield for information regarding the process of having an internship evaluated for academic credit. Prerequisite: Approval of the internship; two of the following: SCM 310 (formerly DSCI 310), FIN 310, MGMT 310, MKTG 310. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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A special variable-topic seminar open to seniors and graduate students meeting the requirements established by the faculty members offering the particular seminar. Its purpose is to allow the occasional offering of management-related topics not adequately covered in any regular course available to students of the School of Business. Prerequisite: Determined for each topic by instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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This course is designed to bridge internship experiences with a management training program. The management training program, a program developed by the Main Event Management Corporation, is designed to facilitate better management and professional competencies through control of real-world experiences and learning. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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Individual study of selected topics in business not otherwise available to the student. Topics selected to be determined by the special interests and objectives of the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise the reading and research. Prerequisite: SCM 310 (formerly DSCI 310), FIN 310, MGMT 310, and MKTG 310; 3.0 professional grade point average and approval of proposed plan of study by the instructor. Enrollment restricted. IND
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A variable-topic course open to graduate and selected undergraduate students meeting the requirements established by faculty members offering the course. Prerequisite: Determined by the instructor. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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(V) The course will cover several different ethical frameworks useful in making business decisions and help students identify and articulate their own personal value systems and recognize them in the context of these ethical frameworks. It will develop their capacity for discovering the ethical dimension of business decisions and actions and provide opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned to business situations. The course uses readings, lecture, and discussions of basic moral philosophy, covering ethical frameworks including religious-based frameworks, utilitarianism, universalism, and distributive justice. Visual media and guest lecturers from the business world will make occasional appearances. Students will be asked to interview business executives and report on those interviews. LEC
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This course is designed to bridge internship experiences with a management training program. The management training program, a program developed by the Main Event Management Corporation, is designed to facilitate better management and professional competencies through control of real-world experiences and learning. Enrollment restricted. LEC
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(V) Individual research work. Approval of faculty supervisor required. THE
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(FS) A core course for Ph.D. students (with the exception of Finance and Management) majoring in business administration. Provides a workshop format for discussion of the currently prevalent research methodologies and problems being addressed in the areas of accounting, finance, human resources management, information systems, marketing, decision sciences, organizational behavior, and strategic management. All Ph.D. students and faculty are encouraged to attend workshops of interest. Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. program. LEC
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