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Course Descriptions: Advanced Core

Accounting and Financial Reporting
A comprehensive overview of the basic financial statements and how they and other accounting information are utilized for managerial decision making in a global economy. Topics include, but are not limited to, financial reporting and analysis, profit analysis, capital budgeting, planning and forecasting, and cost control. Environmental factors and ethical implications are integrated throughout the course.

Managerial Finance
Introduction to finance and financial management. Study of theoretical principles and analytical techniques used for corporate decision making, including capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend policy decisions. Topics include time value of money, security valuation, risk and return, financial statement analysis, and financial markets and instruments. Overview of the impact of global, ethical, social, and political issues on financial management. Consideration of other perspectives, such as satisfying diverse groups of stakeholders and environmental concerns.

Information Systems for Managers
The use of information systems to support work processes and decision making at all levels of an organization and across all functional departments such as accounting, finance, and marketing. Topics include centralized versus decentralized information systems, client-server computing, information systems and decision making, database design issues, datamining, data warehousing, knowledge management, the strategic use of information technology, work process redesign (reengineering) with information technology, enterprises resources planning systems, electronic commerce, information systems security, information privacy, and global information technology issues.

Global Decision Making
Course applies a cross functional integrative approach to analyzing, formulating and implementing organizational strategy for different sizes and types of organizations in a global setting. Course reviews the concept of global strategy and analyzes the crucial linkages between strategy development and organizational design. Production, marketing, finance, accounting, information technology, and human resources strategies are formulated and implemented in the global context. Other topics include competitive analysis, industry and firm value chain, leadership, financial and market analysis, and organizational structure and culture in the context of technological, ethical and ecological factors affecting international and global organizations. Students assess the effectiveness of different approaches to strategy by using them to examine performance of multinational companies.

Operations Management
Examination of how manufacturing and service processes utilize human resources, technology, equipment, materials, information and capital to create goods and services. Traditional concepts like operations strategies, production management, inventory management, quality management, project management and management of operations are covered. In addition, new topics such as supply chain management, demand chain management, new technologies, outsourcing are also discussed as they affect organizational efficiency and growth.

Contemporary Organizations: Theory, Behavior and Leadership Skills
This course combines management theory and practice. Students learn current conceptualizations of individual, interpersonal, and organizational behavior; these concepts serve as the basis for experiential role plays and case analyses that develop students’ managerial skills. Topics include self-awareness, organizational culture and design, leadership, power and influence, decision making and problem solving, innovation and change, communication, motivation, team dynamics, and managing diversity.

Marketing Analysis and Management
Managerial decisions in the marketing area. Topics include marketing strategy determination, the role of marketing research, consumer behavior, marketing and the law, consumerism, social responsibility of marketers, international marketing and product, pricing, distribution and channel policy. A special focus on analytical techniques in developing, implementing and controlling marketing plans is provided.

Advanced Quantitative Analysis for Managers
Regression modeling, analysis of variance, time series analysis and business forecasting methods and nonparametric methods. Use of statistical packages.