BUS 617 Management Information Systems (B)Prerequisite: Undergraduate Course in Management Information Systems with a minimum grade of C- or an Undergraduate Course in Accounting Information Systems with a minimum grade of C.
Explores the need and role of information systems in organizations, examines the use of different types of organizational information systems and technical foundations of information systems, and addresses management of the systems function. An introduction to systems analysis and design is provided. Students must have a working knowledge of Excel and Access prior to enrolling. 3 Cr. Fall.
BUS 625 Corporate Finance for Managers (B)Prerequisite: Undergraduate Course in Finance with a minimum grade of C-.
Advanced analysis of concepts, techniques, and tools used for decision-making within a business entity. Topics include time value of money, security valuation, investment and financing decision analysis, dividend policy, and an introduction to derivative securities and contracts. Students must have completed an undergraduate course in Finance with a grade of C- or better. 3 Cr. Spring.
BUS 660 Seminar in Accounting (B)Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in (1) Auditing at the 400 level with a C or better and (2) Federal Taxation at the 300 or 400 level with a C or better.
Auditing - ACC487 or Tax - ACC485 or 488 would suffice. Addresses recent developments in the area of accounting. Includes a review of recent literature, analysis of cases and situations, and use of software packages as appropriate. Topics rotate, so students should check with instructor to confirm interest in the subjects to be addressed. Course requires a minimum grade of C-(for Major/Minor/Certification) 3 Cr. Summer.
BUS 661 Decision Analysis (B)Prerequisite: Undergraduate Courses in Statistics and Calculus with a minimum grades of C-.
Decision analysis, process of transforming input data into useful information through proper analytic tools, is relevant to all business professionals. This process enhances the decision maker’s ability to use data effectively, in order to better understand the cases that they are dealing with, and to provide better, consistent, and to the point decision models to solve a wide range of business problems. This course is designed to introduce necessary tools and techniques to improve students’ data analysis and decision making skills through use of spreadsheets. These skills are important for defining and solving many types of business problems and in high demand in the areas of internal and external auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigation. 3 Cr. Fall.
BUS 663 Entrepreneurship (B)Prerequisite: Undergraduate Course in Principles of Management or Organizational Behavior with a minimum grade of C-.
This purpose of this course is to explore many dimensions of entrepreneurship, venture creation and development. We will be concerned with content and process questions as well as formulation and implementation issues that relate to conceptualizing, developing and managing successful new ventures. The emphasis of this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from the functional areas of strategic management, finance, accounting, marketing, operation management in the context of new venture development. While most of the examples will be drawn from new venture formation, the principles also apply to new business development in corporate settings and to non-profit entrepreneurship. 3 Cr. Spring.
BUS 676 Business Law for Executives (B)Prerequisite: Undergraduate Course in Business Law with a minimum grade of C-.
Provides a survey of topics related to accounting and business practice, including coverage of the Uniform Commercial Code articles on sales, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, as well as bankruptcy, real and personal property, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability entities, wills and trusts, intellectual property, employment law, antitrust, international business law, and cyberlaw. Criminal law and procedures will also be discussed including the role of the attorney in forensic and fraud examinations. 3 Cr. Fall.