School of Business

Graduate Courses for MBA

  • BUKO-A 511 Financial Accounting Theory & Practice I (3 cr.) An intermediate financial accounting course emphasizing financial statement preparation and analysis. Includes intermediate theory and problems, asset valuation, income measurement, preparation and analysis of financial statements.
  • BUKO-A 512 Financial Accounting Theory & Practice II (3 cr.) Application of intermediate accounting theory to problems involving long-term liabilities, corporations, earnings per share, tax allocation, pensions, leases and cash flows.
  • BUKO-A 522 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 cr.) Consideration of advanced financial accounting problems, including those related to consolidated financial statements, business combinations (mergers and acquisitions), branches, foreign operations and nonprofit organizations.
  • BUKO-A 524 Survey of Economics (2 cr.) Foundation course for those whose background in economics is inadequate for advanced business courses. The microeconomic component analyzes applications to problems of market behavior market structure, and welfare. The macroeconomic component analyzes the basic model of income-employment determination in relation to microeconomics.
  • BUKO-A 528 Introduction to Taxation (3 cr.) Course focuses on individual income taxation and tax planning, introducing students to U.S. federal income tax law. Basic tax treatment of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and estates included. Through tax research students develop appreciation for tax law sources - Internal Revenue code, regulations, administrative pronouncements and case law.
  • BUKO-A 533 Accounting Function (2 cr.) An overview of basic accounting concepts and functions through a case method approach. Provides an understanding of the financial accounting cycle of a business entity, including an overview of various financial statements and the elements which comprise them.
  • BUKO-A 534 Auditing Theory and Practice (3 cr.) This course addresses the concepts and procedures of external and internal audits for businesses, including issuance of the audit report, reviews of internal control, statistical sampling, EDP systems, the company's business cycles, forensic accounting, auditing for fraud and other assurance services. Many topics covered are included on the CPA exam.
  • BUKO-A 537 Business Information Systems (3 cr.) An overview of accounting systems and their existence within businesses. The course includes discussions of system controls, transaction processing, business cycles and issues related to development and installation of automated accounting systems.
  • BUKO-C 555 Investments (3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301 or equivalent. The course provides the conceptual and analytical framework for formulating investment policies, analyzing securities, and constructing portfolio strategies for individuals and institutions. Topics include risk and return analysis, portfolio theory, valuation of stocks and bonds, financial institutions, market efficiency, and derivative securities.
  • BUKO-C 562 Professional Development and Self-Leadership (2 cr.) The course concepts provide direction to individuals towards a satisfying career; and, in influencing and enhancing their behaviors resulting in effective work relationships and organizational contribution, including the global context. Topics are career management and career transitions; organizational socialization; behavior self-management and social learning; and leader substitutes, such as empowerment.
  • BUKO-C 567 Issues in Financial Management (1-3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301 or equivalent. Application of financial theory to current problems and topics in financial management. The approach may include case analyses and active class discussion; emphasis on decision making in an uncertain financial environment. Topics include dividend theory, capital structure, investments and agency theory.
  • BUKO-C 570 Issues in Human Resource Management (1-3 cr.) P: BUS-Z 302 or equivalent. This course examines in depth selected topics in human resource management, such as strategic human resource planning and recruitment, employee rights and responsibilities, performance appraisal and training, and occupational health and safety. ("Staffing Organizations" typical topic offered).
  • BUKO-C 581 Advertising and Sales Promotion (3 cr.) P: BUS-M 301 or equivalent. Theories and practices of advertising, sales promotion and public relations as they relate to the overall marketing program. Emphasis is placed on policy planning, decision tools, and the legal and social environment.
  • BUKO-C 590 Independent Study In Business And Administration (1-3 cr.) P: permission of instructor and MBA Director. The objective behind an independent study is to provide an opportunity to the graduate student to study, analyze, and/or evaluate in-depth some topic of interest.
  • BUKO-C 599 Project Demonstrating Expertise (PDE) (3 cr.) P: Permission of instructor and MBA Director. A significant project in the student’s field that demonstrates expertise in applying knowledge to the benefit of the organization and student. Expectations, determined jointly by faculty and executive mentors, include the ability to effectively manage the responsibilities involved. To optimize learning, PDE may coincide with other projects and studies.
  • BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 cr.) P: BUS-A 201. Spring Semesters. The uses of accounting information for decision making, and for planning and controlling business operations. The behavioral aspects of performance reports, budgets, and variance analysis.
  • BUKO-E 542 Strategic Managerial Economics (3 cr.) P: ECON-E 201 and ECON-E 202 or equivalent. Fall Semesters. Provides the microeconomic understanding that business managers will find useful in making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Topics include demand and cost estimations, pricing, market structure and analysis, and the organization of the firm. The course will include case analyses of situations in business using a managerial economics perspective.
  • BUKO-F 542 Advanced Financial Management (3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301. Spring Semesters. Study of the aggregation and distribution of financial resources. Topics include analysis of money and capital markets, financial instruments and securities, interest rate theory, and public and private institutions of the United States financial system.
  • BUKO-F 571 International Corporate Finance (3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301 or equivalent. This course examines how firms and investors manage their operation or investments in an international environment. Topics to be discussed include foreign exchange risk management, financing the global firm, foreign investment decisions and multinational capital budgeting.
  • BUKO-I 500 Financial Management (2 cr.) Conceptual framework of the firm's investment, financing and dividend decision, includes working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies.
  • BUKO-J 512 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. This course integrates students’ knowledge in various application of management theory and development of practical solutions for real problems necessary to formulate a business plan. Attention is given to the role of the entrepreneur or small business manager.
  • BUKO-J 542 Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business (3 cr.) Recognizing that major business decisions have social and legal implications, this course builds awareness and understanding of these dimensions of managerial actions. It explores the ethical concerns of organizations and the challenges in managerial decision making.
  • BUKO-J 560 Global Strategic Management (3 cr.) Spring Semesters. Must have completed Phase I. This course emphasizes the integration and application of diverse knowledge and understanding of organizational strategy. Students, as top executive decision makers, study actual business cases; then test and present their ideas. Successful global commerce requires innovative strategies. Use of analytical, creative, collaborative, and teamwork skills.
  • BUKO-J 561 Advanced Integrated Business Simulation (3 cr.) Using computer simulation, teams will be introduced to entrepreneurial business strategies and will manage businesses within a competitive marketplace. Students will start up and run a company, and integrate marketing, human resources, operations, finance, and accounting. Repeatedly, students must analyze data and plan a business strategy to build competitive advantage.
  • BUKO-L 506 Employment Problems and the Law (3 cr.) Current legal problems in the area of employment. Topics include the hiring process, managing a diverse workforce, affirmative action, race and sex discrimination, harassment, the American with Disabilities Act, pay equity, employment at will, privacy issues such as drug testing and limits on monitoring and testing, termination issues and post-termination issues.
  • BUKO-L 512 Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) Fall Semesters. The objective is to provide the student of management with that knowledge of the American legal system--its processes and the substantive law itself--which is necessary to the making of informed and effective business decisions. Because the law develops and evolves in response to changing social, economic, political, and technological forces, and because business decisions often carry long-lasting as well as delayed effects, this course will emphasize the study of legal change. It is hoped that consideration of past legal developments will give prospective managers sufficient insight into the dynamics of this process to enable them to predict as soundly as possible the future legal environment in which their present decisions will bear fruit.
  • BUKO-M 500 Marketing Management (2 cr.) Overview of marketing for all undergraduates marketing planning and decision making 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.
  • BUKO-M 542 Organizational Theory and Development (3 cr.) P: BUS-Z 302 or equivalent. The study of organizational theories, structure, processes, and outcomes in a dynamic environment with emphasis on achieving effectiveness through planned change.  Topics include organizational and environmental diagnostic methods, organizational capacity for change, and organizational transformation strategies.
  • BUKO-M 560 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.) P: BUS-M 301. Fall Semesters. The formulation and implementation of strategic marketing plans for the development, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products and services in domestic and international markets. Topics include the role of marketing research and information systems, market opportunity analysis, market segmentation, and analytical tools for optimizing marketing decisions. Extensive use of selected readings, cases, and research projects.
  • BUKO-M 570 Advanced Operations Management (3 cr.) P: BUS-K 302. Spring Semesters. An in-depth study of topics such as operations planning, material requirements, planning, capacity planning, scheduling, master production scheduling, forecasting, inventory management, the just in time inventory system, and operations control.
  • BUKO-Q 520 Quantitative Business Analysis (2 cr.) Application of mathematical modeling techniques to business decision making. Topics include basic concepts of model building, linear programming, sensitivity analysis and duality, goal programming, network models, deterministic and probabilistic inventory models, decision analysis, queuing theory, game theory and simulation.
  • BUKO-Z 542 Creating, Leading, and Maintaining High Performance Organizations (3 cr.) P: BUS-Z 302. Fall Semesters. This course explores how managers create high-performance organizations by marshaling traditional and non-traditional human resource management, organization leadership and change-management practices to align those practices with organizational strategy.

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