BUA 581: Managing Information Systems
This course investigates the role of information and systems in organizations by focusing on Work Place Technology Overview, Managing Technology (Production & Development), Converting Data to Information, Process Automation, Internet, Management Prospective: Staffing, Managing Workflow, Leveraging systems to support decisions, and Outsourcing.
BUA 504: Entrepreneurship Endeavors
This course provides resources for the design and execution of new business ventures within organizations, between organizations and on an individual basis. The implications of the entrepreneurial experience and its influence on structure, function and operation of the evolving firm will be examined in several contexts.
BUA 508: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
This course examines the challenges faced by senior management with various ethical and moral decisions they must make and how to resolve them favorably; a correct result enhances a business institution, its stakeholders, investors, the community, and our economic system worldwide. Students learn various ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues; acquire the reasoning and analytical skills required to apply ethical concepts to business decisions; and identify the various moral issues involved.
BUA 520: Managing in the Evolving Workplace
Managing in the Evolving Workplace is a foundational course for understanding and applying the practices of management in complex, rapidly changing global organizations. This course seeks to develop an understanding of the larger context in which business organizations operate. Political, social, legal, public policy, regulatory and environmental contexts are covered accordingly. Also, this course will develop an understanding of traditional notions of the business organization, as compared with new management paradigms that creates shared visions, employee empowerment and cross-functional, self-managed teams.
BUA 525: e-Commerce and Evolving Business Practices
This course examines the new and changing technology and issues that arise in the business world as the use of the internet has become commonplace. The environment today is based on digital technology and capability. Investigates the rapidly evolving practices in business and examines the short and long-term impact on organizations culture, primary markets, policies, and procedures. It also looks at the management structure and how this has changed the results of e-business.
BUA 531: Managerial Accounting
The objective of this course is to introduce students to key financial and managerial accounting concepts to enable them to prepare, understand and interpret financial and managerial accounting information for key business decisions. In this course, students will develop skills in analyzing and recording business transactions to prepare financial statements, using accounting equation to understand various components of the financial statements, and the relationships among financial statements to evaluate the performance of a business. Students will learn the distinction between financial accounting and management accounting, between various costing methods and relationships among cost, volume and profit or loss.
BUA 532: Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers
As modern organizations have become more complex, managers must rely on models as providers of important decision-making information. This course describes many of the models available to analyze decision problems in various functional fields including finance, marketing, and operations. A sample of examples includes media selection, capital budgeting, portfolio selection, advertising effectiveness, plant location, distribution planning, and production planning.
BUA 535: Managerial Economics
This course develops principles of microeconomics to enable managers to manage more effectively in relation to customers, suppliers, competitors, employees, and the regulatory environment. The course introduces the basic microeconomic theories of marginal analysis and competitive markets. It then develops principles of cost, strategic, and organizational analysis. Managerial economics provides a set of fundamental building blocks for other disciplines, including cost accounting, corporate finance, marketing, and business strategy.
BUA 560: Marketing and Customer Value Management
Marketing management fundamentals are discussed as a process that explains the dynamic relationships between corporations and their target markets and audiences. Analysis, planning, implementation, and program management are emphasized throughout the course as support functions for corporate strategy focusing on customer value.
BUA 561: Managing in the Global Business Environment
Unavoidable threats and substantial opportunities exist in the global marketplace. The ever-accelerating process of globalization necessitates international competence. This course will use a strategic perspective to introduce students to the problems of managing in the international business environment. What are the issues and challenges of managing a multinational workforce in light of an organization’s global strategic objectives?
BUA 521: Financial Competencies
A study that emphasizes the financial issues that managers of business units of all sizes face in risk management, valuation, financing, and investment decisions. This course will provide a basic understanding of business investment decisions (with measure of risk and profitability), analysis of corporate financial information, forecasting and budgeting, management of assets and liabilities, and capital budgeting. Topics of discussion would include various factors contributing to risk such as exchange rate risks, interest rate risks, time value of money, and the uncertainties faced in financing in the current global environment.
BUA 574: Field Study I: Consulting to Management
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of management consulting. Students explore definitions of consulting, types and roles of consultants, and the attributes of an effective consultant. The marketing of consultant services is examined, including how to gain a client, proposals, pricing and presentation. Various models of management consulting are explored: strategic planning consulting, marketing projects, financial consulting, organizational analysis, human resource consulting and data gathering. Defining client needs, diagnosing issues, implementing change, and the uniqueness of each client are examined from the perspective of the consultant. The ethical dimensions of management consulting are explored.
BUA 575: Field Study II: Consulting Project Seminar
This seminar is designed to facilitate student teams as they embark upon an actual management consulting engagement with a local client. Students meet once per week with the instructor who works as an advisor throughout this project. This is a hands-on learning environment whereby students apply concepts acquired during Field Study I.
BUA 580: Creativity and Leadership
This course links management concepts with the content of study in other business disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences. The course demonstrates how general managers benefit when they integrate the concepts and theories from other disciplines into organizational governance and operations. It stresses the need for stimulation, vision and challenge in organizations while it develops methods of stretching individual and team capacities, avoiding complacency and habits in operations. Students learn about leadership as an influence process and apply that knowledge to solving real situations within organizations.
BUA 587: Business Policy & Strategy
Business Policy and Strategic Management are two overlapping concepts that are studied from the perspective of CEO’s Board of Directors, and often times Vice Presidents. While Policy focuses more on the purpose, direction, mission, and organizational values, Strategic Management deals more with creating a long-term management plan for enabling the organization to effectively implement new ideas and changes in required for continuous growth. Many issues, and decisions facing senior level management are very complex, dynamic, and sometimes unstructured, the overall purpose of this course is to provide conceptual and analytical tools to enable you to think strategically about how to effect positive change within the organization and in the society at large.