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  • ACC211 Principles of Financial Accounting

    Course explores the role of accounting in providing financial information about an enterprise to decision-makers. Emphasis is placed on understanding financial accounting from a user perspective. Course covers the reporting of financial position including coverage of assets, liabilities, equity accounts, the results of operations, and cash flows.
    Requisite: Sophomore Standing or Higher.

  • ACC212 Managerial Accounting

    Introduction to managerial accounting. Topics include various product costing techniques, analysis of cost behavior patterns, budgeting, and the use of accounting information to solve problems. The course is taught from a managerial perspective.
    Prerequisite: ACC 211 or ACC 221 or ACC 223 and Requisite: Business School.

  • BSL212 Introduction to Business Law

    Introduction to business law and ethics for the undergraduate student. Topics include business ethics, contracts (the nature and requisites, formation, interpretation, performance and breach, and remedies), and sales (Uniform Commercial Code, Convention on the International Sale of Goods, transfer of title, warranties, and rights and remedies of buyers and sellers).
    Requisite: Business School.

  • BSL304 Corporate Law

    Introduction to the law and regulation of corporations and other business entities. Topics include: tort and other business liabilities, agency and fiduciary duty, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations (including the legal relationships underpinning their financial structure, director and officer liability, and laws relative to change of control), securities regulation, and antitrust law.

  • BSL412 International Business Law

    International law and organizations, international sales, credits and commercial transactions, U.S. trade law, and the regulation of the international market place are discussed.
    Prerequisite: BSL 212 or equivalent or BUS 202.

  • BUS150 Business Analytics

    The primary purpose of this course is to build skills in learning and using software technologies to support business-oriented problem solving and decision making. Specifically, you will develop the ability to solve problems, to organize and analyze data using spreadsheet and database software, and to learn to distribute information to others through the effecitve use of collaborative technologies and the Web. Case problems will cover areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, statistics and operations management. Professors from several business school departments will discuss how their disciplines use spreadsheets to solve problems.
    Requisite: Business School.

  • BUS300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business

    The modern businessperson faces a constantly evolving environment and must be able to confront and respond to an array of business issues. At the heart of an effective response is a critical, comprehensive analysis coupled with the ability to meaningfully and persuasively communicate that assessment and recommendations to a variety of constituencies. This course prepares business students for this by exposing them to a three-step process of problem solving in which they critically analyze the problem, and then communicate their analysis both in writing and orally.
    Prerequisite: ENG 106 with a C- or better AND Requisite: Business School.

  • ECO211 Principles of Microeconomics

    Fundamental course devoted to the development and application of basic analytical tools and principles required for an understanding of major economic problems and policy alternatives available for their solution. A particular emphasis is devoted to microeconomic analysis. Topics include the study of markets under varying conditions of competition, including market deficiencies such as pollution, prices, and resource allocation distribution of income, including poverty problems, the economics of the firm and the government, and international economic relations.

  • ECO212 Principles of Macroeconomics

    Fundamental course devoted to macroeconomic analysis. Topics include national income and employment analysis, money and banking, economic growth, and comparison of different economic systems, including the problems of developing the less developed world.

  • ECO345 Environmental Economics

    This course determines the appropriate way to regulate economic activity so as to achieve an optimal balance between competing environmental and economic goals. Economic reasoning is used to evaluate causes and consequences of environmental problems. The course rigorously evaluates various types of environmental regulation, including "cap-and-trade," command and control mandates, and pollution taxes. Other specific topics include public goods, externalities, cost benefit analysis, non-market valuation, and international trade and development and the environment.
    Prerequisite: ECO 211 or ECO 213.

  • ECO351 Economics of Development

    This course studies factors underlying economic development, measures of and goals for development, principles applicable to problems of development, the role of markets and planning in development, social, cultural, and political factors affecting economic development, and comparative rates of progress in different countries.
    Prerequisite: ECO 213 or ECO 211 and ECO 212.

  • FIN302 Fundamentals of Finance

    Introduction to the basic tools and concepts in finance. This is the core class in finance for our undergraduate program. Topics include the financial framewo rk of a business entity, taxes, the time value of money, capital market theory, financial risk measures, and capital budgeting. Note: to be elegible to major in finance, a student must earn a grade of B or higher in this class ( a grade of B- does not qualify).
    Prerequisite: MAS 201 or MAS 311 or MTH 224 or IEN 311 or IEN 310 or PSY 292 and ACC 211 or ACC 221 or Pre/Corequisite ACC 223.

  • FIN412 Financial Planning and Wealth Management

    This course examines the investment and financial issues arising from financial planning and personal wealth management activities. It covers various topics required for the construction of a comprehensive financial plan including the identification of client financial status and goals, asset allocation, securities trading, managed funds, tax planning, risk management and insurance, and estate planning.
    Prerequisites: FIN 302 and FIN 320.

  • FIN427 Fixed Income Markets and Analysis

    This course examines financial markets that trade fixed income securities. A fixed income security is based primarily on a debt contract, such as a bond, debenture, note or Treasury bill. Topics include the valuation, computation of return, and computation of various measures of risk for fixed income securities s, as well as the analysis of the term structure of interest rates and various option features commonly included in debt contracts and fixed income securities. Students must have a solid working knowledge of Excel to take this class.
    Prerequisites: FIN 302 and FIN 320.

  • FIN456 Behavioral Finance

    The goal of this course is to expose you to selected topics from the upcoming field of behavioral finance. This will include a discussion of prospect theory and different types of behavioral biases such as representativeness, disposition effect, overconfidence, narrow framing, familiarity bias, and the house-money effect. In addition, the course will cover the implications of behavioral biases for asset pricing, corporate finance, and the overall macro-economy. Simple experiments will be conducted in class to illustrate some key behavioral concepts.
    Prerequisites: FIN 302FIN 303FIN 320.

  • FIN499 Special Topics

    Special topics in selected STEM areas of Finance.
    Requisite: Sophomore Standing or Higher.

  • MGT303 Operations Management

    Problems and methods of planning the efficient utilization of capital, labor, equipment, and materials. Sales forecasting, production planning, production control, scheduling, routing, dispatching, expediting, materials planning, inventory control, capital budgets, and costing are discussed. The application of quantitative techniques in problem solving and decision making are included as well as case problems.
    Prerequisite: MAS 201 or MAS 311 or MTH 224 or IEN 311 or PSY 291 or PSY 292.

  • MGT401 Strategic Management

    An integrative approach to strategy formulation and implementation, from a domestic and international perspective, is the focus of this core capstone course. All the primary areas of business are emphasized using cases and readings. Course is required of all graduating seniors in Business.
    Requisite: Business School and Senior Standing.

  • MGT423 Leading with Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence is one of the keys to high performance leadership, as well as promoting the wellbeing of employees in organizations. Emotional intelligence provides a framework for understanding how people’s emotions contribute to their optional functioning at work. In this class, students will learn how to perceive emotions in themselves and others, how to understand the sources and consequences of emotions, and techniques for managing their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. By learning the theoretical foundations of emotional intelligence and engaging in experiential activities, students will enhance their leadership potential through the development of their emotional skills.
    Prerequisite: MGT 304 and MGT 360.

  • MKT301 Marketing Foundations

    Understanding and satisfying consumer needs through product planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students identify and analyze marketing problems. Discovery and application of marketing skills are developed by marketing planning assignments, computer simulation, and case analysis.
    Requisite: Sophomore Standing or Higher.