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Business Administration Course Descriptions

FIN 3010 Corporation Finance
3 credits
A study of the financial aspects of a business enterprise, initial financial structure, function of different types of financial securities, sources of permanent and temporary funds, financial administration, financial limitation of business operation. Prerequisites: Two terms of Principles of Accounting and a course in Business Management or permission of the instructor. Offered every Term I and Term II.

FIN-ECO 3030 Money and Financial Institutions
3 credits
This course is designed to enable students to have an understanding of financial institutions, money markets, and monetary policy in the United States. A detailed treatment of monetary theory and policy and such technical topics as the term structure of interest rates will be included. Prerequisites: ECO 2010 and ECO 2020. Offered every Term I and Term II.

FIN 3100 Investments I
3 credits
The first course in a two-course sequence that provides a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, practices, and application of theory used to make investment decisions. This course focuses on financial theories, introductory portfolio theory and practice, and equilibrium in capital markets. Prerequisites: FIN 3010, FIN 3030, and MGT 2602. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered Term I.

FIN 3200 Investments II
3 credits
The second course in a two-course sequence that provides a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, practices, and application of theory used to make investment decisions. This course focuses on fixed income securities; security analysis; and options, futures, and other derivatives. Prerequisites: FIN 3100. Offered Term II.

FIN 4100 Portfolio Management
3 credits
Provides the theory and practical application of modern portfolio management. This course focuses on portfolio analysis, portfolio asset selection, models of equilibrium in the capital markets, and security analysis and portfolio theory. Prerequisites: FIN 3100 and FIN 3200. Offered Term II.

FIN 4200 Case Problems in Financial Management
3 credits
A case-study course in which students apply financial theory and knowledge to real-world situations to recommend strategic and tactical decisions to upper management that are rational and that ultimately maximize shareholder value. Prerequisite: FIN 3200. Offered Term II.

FIN 4510 Finance Internship
3-6 credits
The Finance Internship is either one hundred twenty hours (3 credit hours) or two hundred forty hours (6 credit hours) of supervised field experience in a position using financial theories and practices at firms such as providers of financial services, investment management companies, insurance firms, private or public companies, and government agencies. To enroll in FIN 4510, students must meet with and have the written approval of an appropriate full-time Business and Economics Division faculty member. Students must have upper division standing. Prerequisites: FIN 3010, FIN 3030, and FIN 3100.

MGT 2010 Business Law I
3 credits
Fundamental principles of law in relation to business; contracts, agency, sales, bills and notes, partnerships, corporations and real property. Offered every Term I.

MGT 2020 Business Law II
3 credits
Fundamental principles of law in relation to business; contracts, agency, sales, bills and notes, partnership, corporations and real property. Prerequisite: MGT 2010. Offered every Term II.

MGT 2240 Principles of Management
3 credits
This course is designed to serve as an introduction to and overview of the four primary functions of management, which include planning, organizing, leading, and controlling students will learn about the science of management by analyzing research in regard to relevant topics such as strategic management, decision-making, organizational behavior, human resource management, and leadership. The course will also examine the art of management by studying the inherent challenges in applying theory in today’s dynamic organizational environments. Offered every Term I and Term II.

MGT-MAT 3200 Operations Analysis and Modeling
3 credits
An introduction to operations research. It includes an examination of the nature of mathematical models and their role in choosing the “best” of several possible courses of action. The primary tool in this course will be linear programming, its derivatives and applications. Other topics include PERT, queuing theory, and inventory analysis. The course also includes an introduction computer software that is appropriate for solving problems with these techniques. Prerequisite: MAT 2090. Offered every Term II.

MGT 3410 Operations Planning and Control
3 credits
This course focuses on the business processes that contemporary managers use to plan, guide, and control the operations function in their organization. The course will cover major business planning processes such as demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, material requirements planning, and inventory management policy. Business control processes including process measurement and analysis, quality management, statistical quality control, and project management methodologies are key components of this course. Prerequisite: MAT 2090, MAT 1030 or equivalent, MGT 2240. Offered every Term I and Term II.

MGT-ACC 3610 Cost Accounting I
3 credits
A study of the theories and procedures in cost accumulation, reporting, and control, including job order and process costing systems, material, labor and overhead costing, joint and by product costing, standard costing and variance analysis, and direct costing, the contribution margin, and operational and capital budgeting. Prerequisites: Two terms of Principles of Accounting or the permission of the instructor. Offered every Term I.

MGT 3710 Organizational Behavior
3 credits
Deals with human behavior in organizations and with practices and systems within organizations that have the potential to facilitate effective behavior. Instructional topics include motivation, group dynamics, leadership, power, organizational culture and organizational design and development. The course will introduce students to research that encompasses recent and “classic” articles in the discipline of organizational behavior. Prerequisites: MGT 2240 and PSY 1010 is strongly recommended. Offered Term I and Term II.

MGT 3720 Human Resource Management
3 credits
This course is designed to serve as an overview and survey of human resource management and employment relations in organizations. Course topics include the following human resource management decisions: planning, selection, compensation and benefits, performance management, training and development as well as strategic HRM. The course will also examine the ethical, legal, and social considerations of human resource management. Offered Term II.

MGT 4005 Seminar in International Business
3 credits
This capstone course is a vehicle for consolidating the many facets and relationships of basic business administration, and studies in the international field, to which students have been exposed during their build‑up towards achieving a Specialization in International Business. Prerequisite: Completion of all other degree requirements in the major, except with special permission of the instructor. Offered alternate Term II.

MGT 4011 Strategic Management
3 credits
Students learn to analyze data, prioritize goals, persuade others, and make tough business decisions through the experiences and circumstances presented in case studies. Students are required to draw upon and integrate prior course work in business administration in combination with analytical thinking and creativity to make sound business judgments. Prerequisite: This course should be taken after all other concentration requirements have been satisfied. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered every Term I and Term II.

MGT 4020 Managerial Leadership and Supervision
3 credits
Human objectives, performance and frequently conflicting needs of employees, supervision and management within organizations are examined. Workshop techniques permit exploration of personal attitudes toward salary, motivation, life goals decision making and similar qualitative aspects of leadership. Fundamentals of effective managerial performance are studied. Role playing. Offered as needed. Business Administration—Management Information Systems

MIS 3010 Introduction to Management Information Systems
3 credits
This course provides an introduction to computer-based information systems used by management. Surveys the hardware, software, and systems used to solve business-related problems, take advantage of opportunities, and make effective decisions. Prerequisites: MGT 2240, MKT 2250, and ACC 2010 and Junior standing. Offered every Term I and Term II. Business Administration—Marketing Course Descriptions

MKT 2250 Principles of Marketing
3 credits
An introductory course that covers the concepts and practices used by marketers to create need satisfying value in the form of goods and services by determining consumer needs through marketing research, setting product/service attributes and features, determining price, establishing an effective communications program, and setting up distribution systems. Students will focus on setting strategies and tactics using the functions associated with the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place). Offered every Term I and Term II.

MKT 3010 Service Marketing
3 credits
A study of challenges and opportunities facing managers as they market and produce services and develop strategies and tactics to attract new customers, satisfy and retain current purchasers, and create sustainable competitive advantages. Prerequisite: MKT 2250. Offered Term II.

MKT 3250 Consumer Behavior
3 credits
Study of the economic, social, psychological, cultural variables influencing consumer behavior. External and environmental factors are explored as to their influences on “Why people buy what they do,” and their importance to the marketing function. Prerequisite: MKT 2250. Fulfills W Course Requirement. Offered every Term I and Term II.

MKT 3260 Strategic Retailing Management
3 credits
A study of the retailing segment of marketing with emphasis on concepts and structures. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the major decisions retailers make, e.g. developing strategies, buying, merchandising, financing, location/place strategies, and the interior-exterior arrangement. Prerequisite: MKT 2250. Offered every Term I.

MKT 3270 Business-to-Business Marketing
3 credits
To acquaint students with the concepts of industrial marketing with emphasis on the wholesaling function. To gain insight into the business-to-business market through an examination of such functions as distribution, purchasing, traffic and other marketing functions. Prerequisite: MKT 2250. Offered every Term I and Term II.

MKT 3660 Sales Management
3 credits
A study of the effects of organization and control of the sales force within the marketing framework. Special emphasis will be placed upon recruitment of the sales force, compensation policies, effective territorial alignments, time management, and financial responsibilities. Prerequisite: MKT 2250. Offered as needed.

MKT 3800 International Marketing
3 credits
With the emergence of a competitive global economy and the trend towards information-based economies, businesses around the world are faced with the complex issues of identifying and satisfying global customer needs for success in international marketing. This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of marketing in a multicultural, multinational environment. Prerequisites: MKT 2250, ECO 2010, and ECO 2020. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered Term I and Term II.

MKT 3810 Market Research
3 credits
A study of the role of marketing information as the basis for decision making. Topics include cost and value of information under conditions of uncertainty, research design, methods of data gathering, design of instruments, analysis of data, inference, simulation, and forecasting. Prerequisites: MKT 2250 and one course in Statistics. Offered every Term I.

MKT 4000 Marketing Planning
3 credits
The Marketing Planning capstone course is the continuation of the study of the principles of marketing and further application of these principles. Emphasis is placed on problem solving by use of case method and also the preparation of the marketing plan. It utilizes a strategic perspective to examine the nature and scope of market analysis outcomes, which are an integral part of the overall marketing mix. Prerequisite: MKT 3810. Offered every Term II.