Students will enhance or develop their understanding of the concepts underlying the preparation of financial statements, especially companies regulated by the SEC interested in GAAP reporting. Students will also gain a fundamental understanding of the demand for and supply of financial information and the role of financial information in resource allocation decisions.
This course provides students with a framework in which to understand, apply, and evaluate fundamental concepts in ethical/moral philosophy. Students will be able to apply a structured process to make ethical/moral decisions in business contexts, and will develop and realize their most ethical/moral selves to guide their decisions.
This course takes a pragmatic approach to introducing students to the principles of risk management and insurance. The course will emphasize the material in the context of seeking to maximize financial results of a business. While most students will not practice specifically in the fields of risk management or insurance, it is important for students to gain knowledge on the subject, have a framework to think about the impact of risk on a business, and to understand methods to manage risk, all to more effectively and comprehensively manage a business. In addition, the subject serves as an effective vehicle to discuss general business topics and decision-making in business.
This course examines communications as a vehicle to advance corporate strategy and enhance the competitiveness of the firm. The course breaks down strategic business communication into its constituent parts (employee communications, marketing communications, investor communications, government relations, crisis communications, etc.) and looks at how each critically impacts corporate activity. The course considers how communications can create value in the modern firm and how internal and external tools and influences help shape and challenge even the best communications architecture.
Economics for Managers
This course demonstrates how economic logic offers powerful and elegant insights into issues relevant to business and to business decision-making. The ultimate goal is to help you develop a framework for the firm and the economy that will allow you to analyze opportunities in a complex economic environment.
Managing Behavior in Organizations
Examines the effective management of behavior in organizations. Focuses on the application of theories of leadership and work motivation. Includes critical conceptual and analytical assessment of these theories. Emphasizes the management of work performance, managerial skill building, and enabling followers.
Data to Decisions
Advances students' analytical and decision-making skills by developing practical spreadsheet models to evaluate business situations. Fundamental topics in probability, statistics, and constrained optimization will be introduced and used as modeling tools via active learning exercises.
Strategic Cost Management
Development and analysis of cost and other performance measurement information for managerial planning, control, and decision-making. Integration of information needs for various managerial functions.
The curriculum shown is representative of the course of study; specific course offerings are subject to occasional changes. Feel free to contact the program staff with any questions you may have.