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BUNW A510 Management Communications (1.5 cr.) Investigates communication processes and strategies used by managers. Students will learn to use critical thinking skills to develop and present effective oral and written presentations to business audiences; to identify, assess, and select alternate communication strategies. Presentation software and other computer applications will be integrated in the course.

BUNW A512 Statistical Tools for Management (3 cr.) Application of probability theory and statistics to business decision making. Builds on knowledge from previous courses. Topical areas included are random distributions, sampling theory, inference testing, simple and multiple regression, correlation and curve-fitting, analysis of variance, experimental design, factor analysis, and time series analysis.

BUNW A513 Accounting for Decision Making (3 cr.) Accounting is an integral part of a management information system. This course emphasizes obtaining, organizing, and using accounting information from the standpoint of internal management for planning and control. The course is divided equally between financial and managerial topics that focus on uses of accounting information.

BUNW A514 Economics for Managers (3 cr.) Provides the student with an opportunity to learn the central core of traditional microeconomic theory, including the theory of the firm, the theory of consumer demand, and the theory of markets, while also introducing applications of the theory to several areas of business decision making.

BUNW A515 Management and Organization Behavior (3 cr.) Review of management history and the role of managers. Includes management principles, concepts, and functions, and their relationships to effective management of modern organizations. Includes models of leadership, motivation, and communication, and integration of the individual, group, and organization.

BUNW A516 Management Information Systems (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. An integration of applications and techniques. The design of management information systems. Advanced topics include the interaction between organizational structure, the information system, and the data base. Case studies of system design and implementation.

BUNW B511 Marketing Management (3 cr.) Marketing planning and decision making examined from the firm’s and consumers’ points of view, marketing concept and its company-wide implications; integration of marketing with other functions. Market structure and behavior and their relationship to marketing strategy. Marketing systems viewed in terms of both public and private policy in a pluralistic society.

BUNW B512 Financial Management (3 cr.) An introduction to the firm’s investment, financing, and dividend decisions. Working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies.

BUNW B513 Operations Management (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Application of statistical and quantitative techniques to the design of work methods and standards, materials management and handling systems, inventory control, scheduling and planning, production-line design, plant layout and location, maintenance, and product control. Includes discussion of material requirements planning (MRP and MRP-II), just-in-time inventory (JIT) and its Japanese equivalent KANBAN, quality control (QC), and operations strategy.

BUNW B514 Legal, Ethical and Social Environment of Business (1.5 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Basic understanding of the legal environment and the roles that legal factors, from local ordinances to international law, play in all business decisions. Legal concepts are illustrated from the viewpoint of the individual firm.

BUNW B515 Introduction to International Business (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Economic, political, and social environment of foreign business affairs in “developed’’ and “underdeveloped’’ countries. Influence of business policy environment in marketing and overseas operations.

BUNW C515 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. A case approach to marketing problems and solutions involving marketing adaptations of conceptual, quantitative, behavioral, and economic analysis.

BUNW C516 Advanced Management Accounting (3 cr.) P: BUNW A513. Develops concepts and procedures essential to the preparation and interpretation of accounting reports for internal management. Uses of accounting information for planning, control, decision making, and product costing.

BUNW C517 Financial Management Analysis (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Application of financial theory and techniques of analysis in searching for optimal solutions to financial management problems.

BUNW D511 Management Strategy (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses and BUNW A516, BUNW C517, BUNW B513, and one of last four classes taken prior to graduation. Administration of the business firm from the point of view of top management. Formulation and administration of policy; integration of internal operations with each other and with the environment; diagnosis of executive and organizational problems; evaluation of administrative strategies. Case studies and research reports supplement lectures, discussions, and selected readings.

BUNW F591 Independent Study in Business (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor and dean.

BUNW G514 Human Resources Management (1.5 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Modern personnel practices such as recruitment and selection, job classification, and training and development in a contemporary setting; the roles of management, government, and unions in collective bargaining.

BUNW G522 Personnel Measurement (3 cr.) P: BUNW A512, BUNW A515. Examination of techniques for measuring personnel characteristics and performance. Basic research methods and techniques.

BUNW G540 Labor Economics (3 cr.) P: BUNW A514. The economic issues and implications of the labor force. Particular emphasis on labor markets, earnings, hours of work, unemployment, and inflation.

BUNW G545 Collective Bargaining (3 cr.) P: none. Emphasis is on the negotiating process, the structure of bargaining and the issues involved in the bargaining process.

BUNW G549 Topics in Collective Bargaining (3 cr.) P: None. In-depth analysis of contemporary collective bargaining issues, topics, etc.

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