This course is an introduction to quantitative problem solving methods used in business applications. Topics include General Linear Programming and Sensitivity Analysis; Transportation, Assignment, and Transshipment Problems; Network Flow Algorithms; Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM; Inventory Models; Waiting Line Models; and Markov Processes. Software applications will be utilized whenever possible to aid students in the problem solving process.
This course is a comprehensive examination into the theoretical and practical approaches to financial management. Analyzing, planning, controlling investment and short and long term financing are examined for decision-making purposes. Topics include: the financial environment, risk and rates of return, capital budgeting techniques, the cost of capital and capital structure, analysis of financial statements, financial planning and control, and ethics in finance.
This course is designed to expose students to the legal environment within which businesses operate. It focuses on business' relationship with government agencies (public law issues) as well as with other businesses, consumers, suppliers, etc., (private law issues). The course specifically addresses the global, political, social, environmental and regulatory legal issues confronting businesses, with a special emphasis on the law of technology.
This course is intended to provide the student with a basis for the analysis and application of creative problem solving solutions for problems that managers typically address in technology-based environments. Emphasis is on fostering creative thinking as a way to approach and solve problems, and analyze our thinking styles. Preparation and presentation of written and oral reports is required.
Software Applications in Business prepares students to analyze and solve real-life business problems using spreadsheet, database, word processing, and Web tools. It challenges students to use critical thinking, research, and analysis to find efficient and effective solutions to typical business situations. Students will be assigned case problems in accounting and finance, marketing, manufacturing, and human resources, and they will present the solutions in class.
Review of business applications used in general office environments. Continuation of advanced theories and applications in microcomputer applications are stressed using the current computer software packages. Students must demonstrate the ability to keyboard at a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 gross words per minute. (Prerequisite BUAD 1103 is minimum 30 wpm).
This course offers the student a step-by-step approach to starting a business. The course covers the fundamental principles of marketing, law, management, and office administration as applied to beginning a new venture. The class will be divided into teams that will prepare a comprehensive individualized business plan to include a market profile, site analysis, competitive analysis, financials, goals and objectives, pricing and marketing strategies, and executive summary. A major focus of this course is to explore each step necessary in structuring and launchi
This course is designed to create an understanding of the behavior of people in organizations. The purpose of this course is to improve the effectiveness of human resources, both at the individual's level and organizational level. Students will integrate their learning through active participation in experiential exercises, personal experiences, case analysis, and general behavior experiments and study. The course will also focus on personal growth and development.
This course will explore the unique financial planning needs of small to medium size business owners. Special emphasis will be given to their common retirement, business succession, business valuation, and estate planning problems as well as the appropriate strategies and techniques utilized by planners to assist these clients in reaching their objectives.
A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.