Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
36 Hours

Major

12 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
BUS 6400
The Financial Environment
3

Provides a general understanding of corporate financial management and financial accounting, including the introduction of key concepts in the field of finance and the environment in which they are applied. Students learn how to gauge the financial health of their company and to measure and understand financial return in relation to risk. Capital budgeting and management of working capital are also discussed. The course emphasis is on the familiarization of the student with the financial impact of decision making in the corporate environment.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6410
Money and Banking
3

Provides students the opportunity to learn and discuss the topics of money, money markets, money market participants, monetary policies and its effects, and regulation of money markets, in addition to examining banks, banking services, and the banking industry. The dynamic nature of the banking industry will be examined, highlighting recent changes and expected future developments. Students will also learn to identify and manage financial risks. Students will write a project report on how to improve some banking practices or business practices related to banking or money management.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6400

BUS 6430
International Business Finance
3

Introduces students to international financial capital flows in the global economy, focusing on how to financially manage businesses that compete internationally. The costs and benefits of international business financing are analyzed, from both short-term and long-term perspectives, considering both direct and indirect effects. Business strategies for managing financial risks are examined, including foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, and default risk. Students will each complete a graduate research paper using some principles of international business finance to explain, evaluate, and recommend improvements in a firm's business practices.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6400

BUS 6450
Public Finance
3

Teaches students to understand and manage responsible budgeting practices at various levels of government -- local, state, and national. Students will learn to understand and develop a budget of tax revenue income, government spending, and transfers to achieve policy makers' financial objectives for their constituents. This course explores the fiscal policy issues of taxes, transfer programs, government spending, budget deficits, public debt, and budget planning. Students will prepare a project report explaining, evaluating, and recommending improvements in some government practices or business practices using some of the principles of public finance.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6400

Business Requirements

24 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
BUS 5720
Human Resource Management
3

Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510 OR BUS 6780

BUS 6150
Human Behavior Management of Organizations
3

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6300
Accounting for the Contemporary Manager
3

Focuses on the use of financial and managerial accounting information for decision-making purposes. Topics include accounting concepts, accounting systems, preparing financial statements, product costing and overhead allocation, variance analysis, budgeting, and responsibility accounting. How these topics should be applied in information based decision making is emphasized. Case analysis is used to enhance student learning of key accounting concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6500
The Economic Environment
3

Provides students with an integrated understanding of the concepts of economics. The emphasis is on the application of economics and uses actual economic events to encourage the study of the principles of economics and to show how these concepts can help students understand the complex and dynamic American economy.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6600
The Marketing Environment
3

Concentrates on the marketing concept and its impact on the strategic decision-making process of the firm. This course emphasizes planning and managing marketing activities of multi-product firms and provides an understanding of the fundamental issues which influence marketing decisions. The specifics of implementing a marketing plan are discussed. In addition, the effects of a diverse global marketplace and sources of marketing research are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6780
Research and Statistics for Managers
3

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

BUS 6900
Strategy in a Global Environment
3

Provides the capstone course for the MBA program. It builds upon and integrates the theories, skills, and knowledge from previous courses. Students have the opportunity to make strategic decisions that affect performance and long-term viability of business enterprises. Students will analyze the business strategies of current public corporations. Students will also complete a decision-making business simulation.

MIS 5110
Management Information Systems
3

Provides an overview for students of Information System, and prepares them to be successful in their professional roles as well as for future academic studies in the field. An emphasis is placed on how management can use information and information technology to gain competitive advantage, increase productivity, and make better and timelier decisions particularly when formulating business strategy and policy.

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