General Course Descriptions
ACCT 710 – Managerial Accounting for Decision Making and Control
This course focuses on the role of management accounting in planning, controlling, evaluating performance and decision-making. The course covers traditional and contemporary concepts and techniques of product and service costing, budgeting, and interpretation of internal reported information. Emphasis is also given to the application of concepts and decision tools for managerial decision-making. The course will use case studies and spreadsheet analysis for an integrative application of managerial accounting concepts.
FIN 750 – Financial Management
This course provides an overview of three major areas of corporate finance: Investment (Capital Budgeting), Financing, and Pay-out Policies. Students will gain insight on utilizing relevant information (financial and non-financial) to make informed decisions that are vital to modem firms. Emphasis is geared toward gaining an in-depth understanding of the financial implications of managerial operational decisions.
ECON 708 – Managerial Economics
This course will apply the tools and methods of microeconomics theory to specific management decision making in the private sector. Particular emphasis will be placed on pricing profit, maximization, capital budgeting and financial decisions in the Jong- run.
MGMT 720 – Management and Organizational Behavior
This course covers both macro and micro theories of management and organizations. This will include the study of formal organizations as rational, organic, open systems; their behavior in response to an ever-changing, global and domestic environment; and the behavior of the employees employed by them. Organizational effectiveness, structural designs, leadership, motivation, globalization, and corporate politics and culture are studied through extensive reading, case studies, exploratory research, and seminar discussions.
MGMT 725 – Business Analytics
This course will cover the basic descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytical techniques for decision making in all business functions. Topics covered will include constructing and analyzing data distributions, decision theory and analysis, statistical sampling and confidence estimation, business forecasting, linear and multiple regression models, linear and integer mathematical programming, and computer simulation. Students will utilize statistical and mathematical programming software throughout the course to solve complex managerial problems and interpret results.
MGMT 727 – Operations Management
This course is designed to provide a solid foundation and deeper understanding of how the operations function contributes to ensuring effective and efficient flow of materials and information within and outside the organization. The course will take a broad managerial perspective emphasizing the strategic impact of the operational decisions and the interfaces between operations and the other functional areas of the organization. The course content will examine the operations function in both service and manufacturing contexts and investigate how it provides sustainable competitive advantage along the dimensions of cost, quality, delivery, flexibility and innovation.