Courses

BUSN 5301A. The CEO's Perspective.

This course proves an overview of the role and responsibilities of an organization's top management. The course material prepares corporate managers for the transition from middle management--one who implements policy--to organizational leadership--one who is responsible for strategic oversight and policy development. This course considers top management's need to understand and interact with both internal and external stakeholders.

1.5 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1.5 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

BUSN 5301B. Issues in Financial Markets.

This course provides an overview of the current issues confronting corporate participants in global financial markets. Included in the course content will be current trends in credit and equity markets as well as the regulatory requirements for market participants. Topics and content will change with current market conditions.

1.5 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1.5 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

BUSN 5302A. Negotiations & Conflict Resoln.

This course examines theories and concepts related to negotiation and the dynamics of bargaining in business contexts. Students will develop the ability to analyze and implement different negotiation styles and tactics in order to successfully manage conflict relationships typically found in business settings. Both intellectual and experiential learning components will be used to study a broad range of negotiation situations in many contexts including marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, human resources, and industrial relations across a wide range of industries.

1.5 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1.5 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

BUSN 5302B. Corporate Communications.

Corporate Communications covers how a corporation communicates its activities and objectives with its internal and external stakeholders. Internal corporate communication considers the delivery of corporate information to employees as well as sustaining employee pride and motivation. External corporate communications should remain a positive public image and reputation along with a strong relationship with stakeholders. Corporate communication is also involved with brand management and corporate identity, as well as crisis communication: managing crises through effective communication with the relevant party. Specific topics may vary at the discretion of the instructor.

1.5 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1.5 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

BUSN 5310. Issues in Corporate Governance.

This course provides in-depth coverage of the relationship between corporate ownership and corporate control as well as the various social and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal stakeholder groups. Corporate business governance concerns how ethical or moral considerations are included in the public issues facing organizations and the decision-making process of managers. Specific topics can include: external governance-law and regulation; internal controls and accountability; financial market supervision and control; best practices and norms of behavior and governance and financial market economics. Topics may vary at the discretion of the professor.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BUSN 5330. Project Management.

This course spans the academic areas of Operations and Organizational Management covering both theory and practice of completing projects efficiently. This course introduces students to the conceptual framework and applied aspects of successful project management implementation.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of BSAD

BUSN 5331. Seminar in Theory of Finance.

This course focuses on the theoretical and empirical findings related to financial decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Emphasis is placed on the development of the primary asset pricing models; an introduction to theoretical and empirical evidence from corporate finance decision-making literature; and the study of capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and international financial management.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BUSN 5332. Sem in Intl Capital Mkts.

The course provides an introduction to the study of finance and global capital markets. Emphasis will be placed on public and private financial intermediaries; securities markets; market micro-structure; organized exchanges; and other issues affecting the decisions of multinational entities.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (BUSN 5331 w/C or better)

BUSN 5333. Seminar in Corp Finance.

This course provides an in depth study of the various activities of corportations, particularly corporate finance policy decision-making, and their impact on firm value in a global setting. Agency theory, signaling theory, capital structure, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, security issuance, corporate governance, hedging, and payout policy are the primary subjects of study.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BUSN 5334. Seminar in Investments.

This course presents a focused study designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the extant literature's theoretical implications and empirical evidence associated with the investment decision-making process in an international setting, security pricing and analysis, portfolio theory, portfolio optimization, capital market efficiency, the investment banking process, and security design.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BUSN 5335. Strat Busn Comm & Reput Mgmt.

The purpose of this course is to explore the importance of an integrated corporate communication system and analyze strategies for implementation within the enterprise. The course will focus on the corporate enterprise as a whole and consider the integration of strategic messaging and reputation management throughout the organization. Topics covered will include: connecting corporate communication to business strategy; corporate structure and internal communication channels; branding and reputation management; social media and media relations; investor relations; government relations; and crisis communication.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

BUSN 5350. Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

This course allows students to engage in a fast-paced and challenging environment that will foster practical and theoretical learning experiences in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. This approach is based on Kolb's Experiential Learning theory. The learning experiences enable students to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired throughout the certificate program to culminate in a business competition where students will aim to win seed funding for their startup. This experiential learning approach facilitates a relevant context to develop the skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team facing real business challenges often within a limited set of resources.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ENGR 5381 w/C or better)

BUSN 5392. Corporate Engagement Project.

This course is a team-based, interactive corporate immersion in which MBA students conduct specific firm-sponsored project research.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of BSAD

BUSN 5394. Spc Top in Int'l Business.

This course deals with selected cross-disciplinary topics of current importance in international business. The topics and course content may vary from semester to semester.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours