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IU Southeast 2004-2006 Master of Business Administration Bulletin

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Foundation Courses
M.B.A. Courses

Foundation Courses

F501 Foundations in Accounting (3 cr.) Financial and managerial accounting concepts from the business manager's perspective. Includes analysis and recording of economic transactions, and cost determination and analysis. Undergraduate course equivalents are Principles of Accounting I and II.

F502 Foundations in Finance (2 cr.) Introduction of basic financial concepts from the business manager's perspective. Includes use of financial statements, tools and concepts for planning and measuring profitability and liquidity, capital budgeting, discounted cash flow analysis, and valuation. Undergraduate course equivalent is Financial Management.

F503 Foundations in Economics (3 cr.) Provision of fundamental knowledge in the area of micro and macro economic theory. Includes concepts and theories relevant to the broad spectrum of economic trends needed in an M.B.A. curriculum. Undergraduate course equivalents are introductory micro and macro economics.

F504 Foundations in Marketing (2 cr.) Emphasis will be placed upon the understanding and application of market concepts and practices, including market planning and strategy principles using pricing, product management, promotion, and distribution. Other topics include buyer behavior, market research, international marketing, ethics, and environmental influences. Undergraduate course equivalent is marketing management.

F505 Foundations in Statistics (2 cr.) Designed as an accelerated option to E280 for pre-M.B.A. students, this course covers basic applied statistics from a business perspective. Topics covered include summary measures of central tendency probability and probability distributions, continuous distributions including the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence interval estimation, and hypothesis testing.

F506 Foundations in Operations Management (2 cr.) Designed as an accelerated option to P301 for pre-M.B.A. students, this course discusses production as it relates to the other functions of a business. Techniques and topics such as forecasting, aggregate planning, master scheduling, capacity and material planning, performance measurement, productivity improvement, quality, JIT, TOC, and project management are covered.

M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.) Introduction to Calculus.

K321 Management Information Systems (3 cr.) Design and development of information systems. Information as a management tool. Use of microcomputers in information system development.

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M.B.A. Courses

A505 Strategic Cost Management (3 cr.) Discussion of the development and use of accounting information for managerial control and decision making. Accounting methods for cost accumulation and allocation, standard costing, budgeting, inventory valuations, performance measurement, cost-volume-profit relationships, special decisions, current developments in managerial accounting, and other topics will be discussed.

A506 Managerial Economics (3 cr.) The understanding and application of economic theory to the problems of the business enterprise. The use of economic concepts for managerial decision making. Demand theory, risk and uncertainty, cost, profit, pricing, and capital budgeting are among the topics covered.

A507 Modeling and Simulation (3 cr.) To increase decision-making effectiveness by learning more about quantitative methodology and by better understanding its contribution to the decision-making process. Includes analysis and solution of realistic problems using microcomputer software.

A508 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 cr.) A theory-based study of leadership phenomena and organizational behavior. Emphasis on the practical application of these concepts to organizational settings.

B511 Business Communications (1.5 cr.) Designed to improve effective communication as a manager. Analysis and application of communication strategy, oral presentation skills, listening skills, writing skills, corporation communication strategy, and communication with the media.

B513 International Environmental Analysis (1.5 cr.) A survey of the external environmental variables that affect business operations domestically and internationally. Provides a framework for analyzing and anticipating changes in the environment; considers the impact of competition, economics and financial systems, cultures and technology on business operations.

B516 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 cr.) This course examines legal and ethical issues a manager must consider when making business decisions. Provides an overview of law pertaining to business, international, and regulatory topics, and models for review and resolution of ethical issues in business. Critical thinking and legal research skills are introduced and developed.

C521 Marketing Management (3 cr.) Marketing decision making in a problem-solving environment. Emphasizes the firm's decision-making procedures in planning, product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Topics include competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, profitability and productivity analysis, market measurement, strategy, and the role of marketing research and information systems. Extensive use of readings and cases.

C522 Financial Management (3 cr.) A study of the theory and practice of corporate finance. Areas studied include organizing capital expenditure, planning dividend policy and capital structure strategies, making short-term financial decisions, mergers, pension plans, and the international aspect of corporate finance.

C523 Systems Decision Theory and Applications (3 cr.) An integrative or holistic approach to identifying organizational problems and the development and implementation of possible solutions. Because most courses are primarily concerned with analytical approaches to business decision making, this course focuses on the processes that link the parts together.

D530 Business Policy and Strategy (3 cr.) Administration of the business firm from the perspective of top management. Involves the formulation and administration of policy, the integration of internal operations with each other and with the environment, the evaluation of business risk and strategy alternatives, and the development of long-range plans and programs.

E553 Consumer Behavior (3 cr.) To provide an interdisciplinary approach to understanding consumer buying behavior. Emphasis is on the individual and social processes that influence the consumer in the marketplace.

E554 Human Resource Management (3 cr.) This course deals with major topic areas within the field of human resource management. It is a survey of principal theoretical, legal, and applied concerns that influence both public and private sector employers. Special attention is given to applications of timely interest to private employers.

E557 Investment Management (3 cr.) Emphasizing the formulation of policies and portfolio strategies in the management of investment funds for individuals and institutions. Topics also include methods of investment analysis and selection, investment timing, and evaluation of portfolio performance.

E558 Wage and Salary Administration (3 cr.) A consideration of principles and theory involved in the design and administration of employer compensation systems. Includes pay survey, organizational pay strategies, design of pay structure, and performance of compensation audit.

E565 Taxes and Business Decisions (3 cr.) Focuses on expanding the student's knowledge of taxation for purposes of making more informed managerial decisions. Provides an understanding of basic business taxation and taxation aspects of compensation planning, fixed assets, mergers, liquidations, international and interstate issues.

E568 International Financial Management (3 cr.) Financial management of foreign operations of the firm. Financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on standard concepts of financial management. Study of international currency flows, forward cover, and international banking practices.

E580 Community Service in Business (no cr.) All M.B.A. students must complete a community service project to graduate. This involves donating a minimum of 20 hours to an approved community project (e.g. volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters; providing tax assistance for the elderly; participating in a United Way agency) and a written report to the Graduate Business Programs office.

E581 Special Topics: Information Technology Management Issues (3 cr.) The course will focus on the key information systems issues that exist in the business world that must be managed, dealt with, and resolved. Such issues include data center consolidations, outsourcing, IS resources/staffing, client server systems management, telecommunications, and the infrastructure to support business initiatives.

E588 Project Management (3 cr.) This course introduces students to the full range of project management problems, solution methods, and decision processes. Topics include: project selection, project organizational structures, project planning, scheduling, and budgeting, negotiations, project monitoring and control, project auditing and determination, and resource constrained project scheduling.

E590 Independent Study (3 cr.) Research, analysis, and discussion of current business-related issues for academic credit. Approval must be granted by the Graduate Business Policies Committee and supervised through the Graduate Business Programs office. Can be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.

E592 E-Business (3 cr.) The transition to an information-based service economy is reality. This transition, fueled by internet-based technology, is having a significant impact on how business is conducted and how businesses are structured. This course will examine the impact and potential of Web-based technology on business principles and practices.

E595 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 cr.) Practical analysis of financial problems in case-oriented format. Financial models will be used to place the data in analytical form to aid the analysis. Areas covered include allocating capital for real investment, financing the firm, knowing whether and how to hedge various risks, and allocating funds for financial investments.

E597 Fraud Issues in Business (3 cr.) This course provides a framework for managers to understand, prevent, and detect fraud. Topics include fraud law; who commits fraud and why; fraud symptoms, prevention, and detection; common fraud schemes; fraudster profiles; auditor responsibilities; and study of current and historical cases of real-life frauds.

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