The Michael F. Neidorff School of Business offers five Bachelor of Science degrees and one Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Bachelor of Science degrees are designed to accommodate those students who want to pursue specialized study in the following areas: accounting, finance, business analytics and technology, international business, and business administration (with concentrations in either marketing or management). 

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to accommodate those students who do not wish to pursue an in-depth study of one of the areas in business, but who also desire to undertake a double major, where one of those majors is business. These degree programs are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degrees complete a core of 28 credit hours with additional major-specific requirements. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree complete a core of 28 credit hours and six hours of electives beyond that core. A student who pursues either a major or a minor in the Neidorff School of Business must take at least 50% of the Neidorff School of Business credit hours that apply toward his/her degree at Trinity University. Furthermore, at least 50% of the credit hours identified as major or concentration requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in the Neidorff School of Business must be taken at Trinity University.

The degree programs are designed to fulfill the needs of students who, upon graduation, intend immediately to pursue careers in business, government, or the non-profit sector, as well as those students who plan to undertake graduate study in business or law. The Neidorff School of Business core includes those courses prospective employers are most apt to require and that are generally required as prerequisites for most Master of Business Administration degree programs, as well as being desired courses for graduate study in law.

Students should apply for admission to major in accounting, finance, business analytics and technology, international business, or business administration early in the sophomore year so that they may be assigned a major adviser. The advising process is important for all Neidorff School of Business majors as it provides a basis for the development of a comprehensive program that best meets both the academic and career objectives of the student.

The general requirements for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are listed below. For full admission to any Neidorff School of Business major, a student must first complete ACCT 1301, ECON 1311, BAT 2301, and one of MATH 1305 or MATH 1311, all with grades of C or better. Provisional acceptance may be granted if it is apparent that an applicant can meet the requirements for full acceptance by the end of the semester in which application is made.

The Neidorff School of Business consists of three departments:

Accounting (ACCT)

ACCT-1300 Understanding the Language of Business
Description
An introduction to financial and managerial accounting for students who are not majoring in Business, but whose future leadership roles in traditional business environments, non-profit organizations, and other sectors may require and understanding of accounting information. Students will study the development of accounting information and its use to communicate information for personal and organizational decision making. This course does not satisfy curricular requirements for students majoring in Business, nor may students majoring in business earn elective credit for this course subsequent to completion of ACCT 1301.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
ACCT-1301 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Description
An introduction to business and the basic concepts of financial accounting. The course incorporates identifying, analyzing, measuring, recording, and communicating financial information for businesses that are organized and operated for profit. Emphasis is placed on applications of these concepts to real world situations.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
ACCT-1302 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
Description
An introduction to cost and managerial accounting with special focus on the application of cost accounting techniques such as managerial planning, control, and decision making tools. A special effort is made to integrate standards of ethical conduct for management accountants throughout the course. Prerequisite: ACCT 1301
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
ACCT-1341 Capitalism, Accounting, and Accountability
Description
The purpose of this course is to investigate the importance of financial accounting and financial accountability to Western economies and societies. The course uses readings from "Great Books" to inform discussions about modern capitalist economies and then explores the importance of accounting and accountability in the success (and failure) of organizations, economies, and empires from the 14th century to the present. The course also includes discussions related to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. School of Business majors may not earn business elective credit for this course.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
ACCT-2141 The Accounting Profession and Professionalism
Description
An overview of the accounting profession, with emphasis on areas of practice, professionalism, and ethical norms. Must be taken on a pass/fail basis. (Offered every Fall.) Corequisite: ACCT 3341 and junior standing, or consent of the instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
ACCT-3142 Introduction to Oil and Gas Accounting
Description
The course focuses on the basic vocabulary, accounting, and reporting practices related to exploration, acquisition, development, and production of oil and gas resources. Must be taken on a pass/fail basis. (Offered every Spring.) Corequisite: ACCT 3342 and junior standing, or consent of the instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3190 Studies in Accounting
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of accounting beyond regularly offered courses. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3290 Studies in Accounting
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of accounting beyond regularly offered courses. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3303 Business Analytics
Description
In this course we explore how to solve modern business problems using analytical and computational methods that require sophisticated skills in quantitative analysis as well as in data storage, retrieval and manipulation. We apply diverse analytical approaches to issues from different functional areas which require an integrative look at the problem solving process. (Also listed as BAT 3303) (Offered every year.) Prerequisite: BAT 1101, BAT 2301 and BAT 2302
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3341 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Description
A comprehensive study of the conceptual bases and standards of financial accounting. The course focuses on analyzing transactions and internal events in terms of current accounting theory and applying this theory in financial reporting. Prerequisites: ACCT 1301 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3342 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Description
A continuation of ACCT 3341 with emphasis on accounting for shareholders' equity, debt securities, investments, pensions, leases, and other contemporary accounting topics. Prerequisite: ACCT 3341.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3343 Introduction to Federal Income Tax
Description
An introduction to federal income tax law, primarily as it applies to individuals. Emphasis is placed on the various facets of calculating tax liability, the conceptual and theoretical bases of tax law, and practical problems encountered in its application. Prerequisites: ACCT 1301 and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3344 Accounting Information Systems
Description
This course investigates the components of accounting information systems (AIS) and dynamics of change in those systems. Focus is placed upon changing computer and networking technologies in modern accounting information systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 3341
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3390 Studies in Accounting
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of accounting beyond regularly offered courses. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3490 Studies in Accounting
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of accounting beyond regularly offered courses. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3590 Studies in Accounting
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of accounting beyond regularly offered courses. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-3690 Studies in Accounting
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of accounting beyond regularly offered courses. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-4097 Accounting Internship
Description
The accounting internship is a structured full-time eight-week internship under the supervision of accounting professionals in either private or public practice. This not-for-credit internship requires employer documentation of the internship objectives and nature of work assignments, submission of employer intern evaluations, and a summary memorandum from the intern at the conclusion of the internship period. Course must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Senior Standing, major in accounting and approval of the instructor.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-4344 Auditing
Description
A study of accounting attestation standards and procedures. Topics include audit objectives, ethics, auditor's legal liability, generally accepted auditing standards, audit planning, and internal audit functions. Prerequisite: ACCT 3342.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
ACCT-4397 Accounting Internship
Description
The accounting internship is a structured full-time eight-week internship under the supervision of accounting professionals in either private or public practice. This three-credit hour internship requires employer documentation of the internship objectives and nature of work assignments, submission of employer intern evaluations, bi-weekly intern journals, and a summary memorandum from the intern at the conclusion of the internship period. Course must be taken Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: senior standing, concentration in accounting and approval of the instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-4697 Accounting Internship
Description
A supervised internship where the student works with an accounting or business firm learning accounting procedures and practices. The internship will normally be completed by working for an organization on a full-time basis over a period of eight weeks during the spring semester of the senior year. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
ACCT-5097 Accounting Internship
Description
A structured part-time one semester or summer internship under the supervision of accounting professionals in either private or public practice. This not-for-credit graduate internship requires employer documentation of the internship objectives and nature of work assignments, submission of employer intern evaluations, and a summary memorandum from the intern at the conclusion of the internship period. Course must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: graduate standing and approval of the instructor. (Offered every semester)
Credits
0 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5190 Selected Topics in Accounting
Description
Study of Selected Topics in accounting. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours on different topics. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Credits
1 credit
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5191 Independent Study: Software Certification Preparation
Description
Designed for students to continue the study of accounting technology tools and software beyond regularly offered courses. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Credits
1 credit
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5290 Selected Topics in Accounting
Description
Study of Selected Topics in accounting. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours on different topics. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Credits
2 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5341 Accounting Theory
Description
This course will contrast financial and social accounting issues worldwide. It will review the history of accounting and the trend toward increasingly complex capital markets and financial contracts. Positive theories as to why certain practices evolved and normative theories regarding idealized practices will be contrasted.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5343 Seminar in Advanced Federal Tax
Description
Beginning with a discussion of the sources of tax law and the basics of tax research methodology, the course will continue with coverage of corporation and shareholder taxation, taxation of partners, income taxation of trusts and estates, and the federal donative transfer taxes. Additional topics will include tax law administration, nonprofit entities, and penalty taxes.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5344 Advanced Auditing: Professional Standards and Practices
Description
This course utilizes authoritative pronouncements, internet resources, case studies, and relevant academic literature to provide an in-depth study of the various professional standards that shape the audit process including those related to audit procedures, reporting responsibilities, and fraud.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5345 Advanced Managerial Accounting
Description
This course develops modern management accounting information systems for decision making and control in complex organizations. The topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, linear programming, regression analysis, activity-based costing, target costing, quality costing, and strategic cost management.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5346 Advanced Financial & Nonprofit Accounting
Description
This course introduces students to the accounting standards for business combinations along with applicable accounting and reporting standards. Consolidated financial statements are the major focus of the course. Foreign currency concepts are studied including foreign currency transactions, forward exchange contracts and translation under the latest rules. Nonprofit accounting focuses on accounting for universities, hospitals, and government.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5347 International Accounting
Description
An analysis of the issues involved in accounting for multinational corporations, including environmental influences, foreign currency translation, management accounting, and international accounting.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5349 Seminar in Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Description
This course provides an in-depth analysis of ethical theory and ethical decision-making in practice, with a focus on issues that are likely to be faced by professional accountants.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5390 Selected Topics in Accounting
Description
Study of Selected Topics in accounting. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours on different topics. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5450 Accounting Data Analytics I
Description
This class introduces the business processes, internal controls, and software used to generate and analyze accounting data. While all types of data analytics are introduced, the focus of this class is primarily on descriptive and diagnostic analytics. (Offered every Fall.) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
Credits
4 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5451 Accounting Data Analytics II
Description
This class builds on the content of Accounting Data Analytics I. While all types of data analytics are covered, the focus of this class is primarily on predictive and prescriptive analytics. (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisite: ACCT 5450
Credits
4 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5490 Selected Topics in Accounting
Description
Study of Selected Topics in accounting. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours on different topics. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Credits
4 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5590 Selected Topics in Accounting
Description
Study of Selected Topics in accounting. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours on different topics. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Credits
5 credits
Level
Graduate
ACCT-5690 Selected Topics in Accounting
Description
Study of Selected Topics in accounting. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours on different topics. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Credits
6 credits
Level
Graduate

Business Analytics and Technology (BAT)

BAT-1101 Spreadsheet Based Modeling and Data Analysis
Description
Spreadsheet software widely used to manipulate, explore and analyze data across enterprise. This hands-on course will sharpen your analytical and software skills and prepare you to use spreadsheet software in a variety of business scenarios. (Offered every other Spring).
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
BAT-1102 Intermediate Spreadsheet Modeling and Analysis
Description
Spreadsheet software is widely used to manipulate, explore and analyze data across the enterprise. This hands-on course will provide an in-depth exploration of intermediate and some advanced Excel functionality. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: BAT 1101 or consent of instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
BAT-1111 Data Visualization Lab
Description
This lab offers hands-on instruction in data visualization design and implementation using state of the art software solutions. This lab is open to students of all majors and may offer the opportunity to earn an external certification if so desired by the student.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
BAT-2301 Statistics for Business and Economics
Description
Applications of statistical techniques to business and economics. Sampling, tests of hypotheses, regression and other statistical techniques and their implementation using modern statistical software. (Also listed as ECON 2301.)(Offered every semester)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
Approaches to Creation and Analysis, The Core Capacities
BAT-2302 Fundamentals of Information Systems
Description
Systems theory, information quality, decision making, and the organizational role of information systems are introduced. Information technology including computing and telecommunications systems, are stressed. Concepts of organizations, information systems growth, and process improvements are introduced.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
BAT-3097 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3197 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3297 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3301 Operations Management
Description
Provides a broad view into the scope of work, tools, and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, that the modern Operations Manager should master, with application to both goods and services. Topics include Operations Strategy, Forecasting, Facility Location and Layout, Project Management, Capacity Planning, Inventory Management, Quality Management, Work Design, and current trends in Operations such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. Prerequisite: BAT 2301, BAT 1101 and BAT 2302
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3302 Data Science
Description
Storage, retrieval and analysis of data sets, with emphasis in "data wrangling" and the application of specialized software, computational techniques and algorithms to practical scenarios. (Offered occasionally.) Prerequisite: BAT 2301, BAT 2302
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3303 Business Analytics
Description
In this course we explore how to solve modern business problems using analytical and computational methods that require sophisticated skills in quantitative analysis as well as in data storage, retrieval and manipulation. We apply diverse analytical approaches to issues from different functional areas which require an integrative look at the problem solving process. (Also listed as ACCT 3303.) (Offered every year.) Prerequisite: BAT 1101, BAT 2301 and 2302
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3304 Lean Process Improvement
Description
Grounded in practices developed by Toyota Motor Corp., "Lean" is a system of tools, techniques and philosophies that seek to relentlessly eliminate waste along the value added process in the creation of goods or services. Lean is the "de facto" benchmark in production systems, and it is becoming so for administrative processes and health care management. Through this course this will familiarize the student with the evolution of production systems, provide them with an advanced tool set for the implementation of Lean across different industries and allow the student to critically compare and contrast Lean with other production systems and philosophies. (Offered every Fall) Prerequisites: BAT 3301 or Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
BAT-3305 Machine Learning
Description
The study and implementation of machine learning algorithms to solve problems that involve big data sets in business analytics and related applications. Topics include logistic regression, k-nearest neighbors, linear discriminant analysis, classification trees, k-means clustering, principal component analysis, text mining and sentiment analysis among others, as well as how to choose the best analytic strategy in different business scenarios. (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisite: BAT 3303, MATH 2308
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3306 Databases
Description
An overview of implementation and practical uses for different types of databases. Includes relational (SQL), non-relational, and other databases. This course includes designing and implementing a database with real business data on a provisioned server. (Offered occasionally.) Prerequisite: BAT 2302
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3307 Global Supply Chain Management
Description
This is a managerially oriented Global Supply Chain Management course. Topics include new product development, procurement, contracting, materials supply coordination, manufacturing requirements planning, production planning and scheduling, warehousing, and forward and reverse logistics and distribution, all in the context of global supply chains. (Offered Occasionally.) Prerequisite: BAT 3301
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3390 Special Topics
Description
From time to time, special topics courses may be offered in the area of Business Analytics and Technology. The contents of the course will vary depending on the topic. This course may be taken up to two times, as long as the course content changes. (Offered occasionally.) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3394 The Japanese Production System in Context
Description
We examine the evolution of production systems from the Middle Ages to present times, focusing on the Lean paradigm, or Toyota Production System (Toyota Seisan Hoshiki). We will learn the basics of production management, and we will study, analyze, compare, and contrast Lean with other older and newer systems and explore the social, cultural, and philosophical context that makes Lean the current benchmark in production quality and efficiency. As part of the coursework, students will research some aspect of Lean and produce a research report and presentation. (Offered occasionally.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters, The Core Capacities, The Core Capacities
BAT-3397 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3497 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3597 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-3697 Business Analytics Internship
Description
The Business Analytics and Technology internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
BAT-4102 Experiential Portfolio in Business Analytics and Technology
Description
This course consists in producing under faculty guidance a coherent, professional physical or digital portfolio including all experiential work undertook in the BAT major and an integrative summary narrative, in order to promote self-reflection of the overall degree program and also to have a readily available body of evidence of practical work for employment or graduate studies purposes. This course is to be taken concurrently with the capstone experience in BAT and usually supervised by the same instructor. (Offered every Spring.) Corequisites: BAT 4301
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
BAT-4301 Consulting Experience in Business Analytics and Technology
Description
This is an experiential course in which teams of students conduct consultancy projects at the premises of host organizations. Teams are guided by one or more faculty members and are evaluated by both faculty and the host organizations. Topics must be strongly related to current challenges in business analytics, technology, operations, or information systems. (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisites: BAT 3305 Corequisite: BAT 4102
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities

Business (BUSN)

BUSN-1359 Professional Ethics
Description
A critical Examination of ethics and ethical issues involved in professional life. Typical topics will include the following: ethical theory, theory of justice, professional codes of conduct, corporate responsibility, harassment policy, affirmative action, the moral status of animals, experimentation using animal and human subjects, the physician-patient relationship, reproductive ethics, and health care policy. (Also listed as PHIL 1359.) PHIL 1354 and BUSN 1359 may not both be taken for credit.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
BUSN-3090 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3097 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3190 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3197 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3290 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3297 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3302 Legal Concepts of Business I
Description
Studies the American legal system, principles of the law of contracts, negotiable instruments, sales, and business ethics. Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
BUSN-3311 Organizational Communication
Description
Studies the theory and practice of communication within organizations. Includes the fit of communication into organizational theory; communication climate and cultures; leadership and management styles; information networking; and the diagnosis and evaluation of communication problems. (Also listed as HCOM 3362.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
BUSN-3314 Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility: A Global Concern
Description
This course explores the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, natural capital, and human capital and their relationships to the global business environment. Student teams will partner with students from a non-US university through a collaborative online international learning (COIL) component to expand students' appreciation of the global nature of CSR issues. (Offered every Fall.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
BUSN-3338 Government Regulation of Business
Description
Economic analysis of direct government regulatory activity. The course first explores how regulation arises from the political process. These insights, and the tools of microeconomic theory, are then applied to analyze public policy in such fields as electricity, telecommunications, broadcasting, transportation, and safety. (Also listed as ECON 3338.) Prerequisite: Three hours of upper division Economics, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3340 Haciendo Negocios En Latinoamerica (Doing Business in Latin America)
Description
This course is both a language and an applied business course. On the language part, it is intended to increase the Spanish proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking. The other aspect of the course includes a thorough understanding of cultural, political, and economic aspects of the Latin American business environment. Moreover, the course will immerse the student in the intricacies of exporting to, importing from, establishing a new business in, or operating a foreign branch in a Latin American country. (Also listed as LAC 3340.) Prerequisites: ECON 1311, Spanish proficiency, and consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
BUSN-3341 Legal Concepts of Business II
Description
Provides the principles of the law of business organizations and regulation; agency, partnerships, corporations, property, debtor-creditor rights, bankruptcy; additional topics include trusts, wills, business and professional responsibility. Prerequisites: BUSN 3302 and Junior standing, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
BUSN-3345 Economic and Business History of the United States Since 1865
Description
A study of the development of American business and the economy from the U.S. Civil War to the present. (Also listed as ECON 3345 and HIST 3361). Prerequisites: ECON 1311 and 3 hours of U.S. history or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
BUSN-3366 The Globalized Economy: America and Japan in the 21st Century
Description
The course examines issues such as the interconnection between politics and economics, globalization, multinational corporations, tariffs, free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization, economic development, world financial market crisis, East Asian socioeconomic issues, the Japanese economy, the creation of wealth, and rising economic inequality. All of these issues are essential for an understanding of life in the 21st century, and they are all particularly salient in Japan and the United States of America. The course will also compare marketing and management paradigms in both countries, as well as a description of Japanese lean manufacture production models. (Offered every year). (Also listed as ECON 3366.) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
BUSN-3367 Comparative Views of Modern China
Description
This course represents an overview of the most important economic relationship of the twenty-first century. The global financial crisis that started in 2008 revealed just how much the strategic relationship between China and the United States represents the heart of the world's economy. China has recently surpassed Japan to become the world's second largest economy and America's third largest commercial partner. The rise of China has brought about a reorganization of the global economy and the international balance of power. This new world order carries challenges and opportunities. China remains a communist country with a significant legacy of a command economy. It is also a market economy. Understanding this mixture - capitalism with Chinese characteristics or the Chinese variety Capitalism - is the major aim of this course. We also cover topics relevant to the economic relationship between China and the USA, including international trade and the balance of trade, the Chinese currency system, the growth of China and its growing influence in the international sphere. (Also listed as ECON 3367, CHIN 3367, and URBS 3367.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters, The Core Capacities
BUSN-3390 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3397 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3490 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3497 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3590 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3597 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3690 Studies in Business
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of business beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from zero to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-3697 Internship in Business Administration
Description
The Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of Internship Coordinator and appropriate School of Business Department Chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-4130 Quanqiu Shangwu Wenhua-Zhong-Mei Jiaodian (Global Business Culture)
Description
A companion course to INTB/CHIN 3330 which examines the diverse business culture in China in comparison to that in other countries, particularly in the United States. This course must be taken concurrently with INTB/CHIN 3330 and will be taught entirely in Chinese. Students must have the ability to write and converse in Chinese. (Also listed as CHIN 4130 and LAC 4130.) Prerequisites: Senior Standing, CHIN 3402 or the equivalent, and Consent of Instructor Corequisite: INTB/CHIN 3330
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-4301 Strategic Management
Description
A study in which decision making is emphasized through the analysis of company operations in policy formulation and administration. A course in which the student can apply knowledge acquired in other courses to business problems. Prerequisites: Completion of all other Business Core courses, ECON 1312, and Senior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-4355 Entrepreneurial Venture Planning
Description
This capstone course takes a previously "vetted" business or social venture from concept to the potential launch of a new business. This course explores the entrepreneurial process from the initial conception of an idea through the exit strategy, with an emphasis on the evaluation and development of a formal, comprehensive business plan with focus on legal structure, accounting, business ethics, marketing and finance. Prerequisites: ENTR 3341 or Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
BUSN-4364 Internationalizing Intellectual Property
Description
Examines theories and strategic significance of intellectual property within a global environment. Intellectual property such as patents, marks, industrial designs, and trade secrets are examined with an emphasis placed upon strategic and managerial intellectual property issues between the United States and China. Course taught in English. (Also listed as CHIN 4364.) Prerequisites: Senior standing and Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
BUSN-5390 Seminar in Business
Description
Study of selected topics in business. May be repeated for up to six semester hours on different topics.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate

Finance (FNCE)

FNCE-1300 Personal Finance
Description
This course cannot be used to satisfy any of the requirements for a Business degree. This course addresses the major personal financial planning issues that individuals and households face, with an overview that includes all aspects of personal financial management including budgeting, retirement planning, life and health insurance, income taxes, auto and real estate transactions, estate planning and personal investments. Topics also include establishing savings goals, using banking, credit, and other financial services, tax planning, making good investments, and comparing insurance products.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
FNCE-3097 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3190 Studies in Finance
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of Finance beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six credit hours may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: FNCE 3301, consent of Instructor, and Junior Standing
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3197 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3290 Studies in Finance
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of Finance beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six credit hours may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: FNCE 3301, consent of Instructor, and Junior Standing
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3297 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3301 Corporate Finance
Description
An introduction to the key concepts of modern corporate finance. It covers the theory and applications of time value of money, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting principles, financing choices, capital structure considerations and working capital management. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisites: ACCT 1301 and one of (BAT 1101 or BAT 1102) must be taken as prerequisites. ECON 1311 and BAT 2301 can be taken either as prerequisite (preferred) or as a correquisite.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3348 International Monetary Systems
Description
A study of the principles and practices of foreign exchange, international money markets, the balance of payments, payments adjustment mechanism and the national policies for achieving both domestic and international objectives. Coverage includes the description and history of the relevant national and international institutions. Practice is provided in reading and understanding recent international economic events and current policy issues. (Also listed as ECON 3348). Prerequisites: ECON 1311 and ECON 1312
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3352 Investments I
Description
Analysis of financial instruments including securities and bonds, as well as macro and industry sector analysis. (Offered every year.) Prerequisites: FNCE 3301.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3353 Investments II
Description
This course covers less common investment vehicles such as real estate, private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital. (Offered every year.) Prerequisite: FNCE 3301
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3361 International Finance
Description
This course emphasizes the study of the global exchange rate and associated derivatives markets with particular emphasis on foreign risk hedging; the study of financial equilibrium relations and their effects on the international capital markets, and the potential arbitrage opportunities that result in the absence of equilibrium; and the use of case studies to illustrate the application of theoretical tools on the multinational corporate environment. (Also listed as ECON 3361.) Prerequisites: FNCE 3301 or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
FNCE-3362 Equity Valuation
Description
he objective of this course is to develop the ability to value a company's equity by analyzing its financial statements and forecasting its financial performance. This class will look at differences in valuation approaches, the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, and why different approaches are used depending on the situation. Financial principles and procedures are applied in the analysis of real world data. (Offered every year.) Prerequisites: FNCE 3301 and ACCT 3341
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3363 Student Managed Fund I
Description
Combines study of the security analysis and portfolio management with practical demands of hands-on money management. Provides opportunity to invest university endowment funds. Topics include economic, industry, and company analysis; economic and financial forecasts; valuation models; portfolio theory; investment philosophy; ethics in investing; capital market performance history; managing endowment funds; and portfolio performance measurement. (Offered every Fall) Prerequisites: FNCE 3352, 3362 and consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3366 Professionalism and Ethics in Finance
Description
This course exposes students to a framework for making ethical financial decisions and to the professional culture of Finance including professional etiquette. Students apply abstract ethical concepts to real-world financial decisions and discuss the personal and professional penalties associate with failure to maintain the highest ethical standards. (Offered every Fall.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
FNCE-3390 Studies in Finance
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of Finance beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six credit hours may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: FNCE 3301, consent of Instructor, and Junior Standing
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3397 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3490 Studies in Finance
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of Finance beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six credit hours may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: FNCE 3301, consent of Instructor, and Junior Standing
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3497 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3590 Studies in Finance
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of Finance beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six credit hours may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: FNCE 3301, consent of Instructor, and Junior Standing
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3597 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3690 Studies in Finance
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of Finance beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six credit hours may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: FNCE 3301, consent of Instructor, and Junior Standing
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-3697 Finance Internship
Description
The Finance and Decision Sciences internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Finance and Decision Science department chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-4362 Derivatives
Description
Derivatives are financial assets that are now essential tools for investors, corporations and financial institutions to manage risk. This course represents advanced study in the way that these assets are developed and marketed, how they operate, and how they are used. Special emphasis is given to the understanding of how markets come to price these sometimes complicated financial assets. This course provides tools necessary to manage rise, and to value and utilize derivatives in a variety of contexts. Prerequisites: FNCE 3352 - Investments
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-4363 Student Managed Fund II
Description
A continuation of FNCE 3363. Mentoring and leadership of FNCE 3363 students. Continued and advanced student of security analysis and portfolio management with practical demands of hands-on money management. Provides opportunity to invest university endowment funds. Advanced investments and portfolio management related learning experience tailored to individual student interests. Prerequisites: FNCE 3363
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
FNCE-4366 Advanced Financial Management
Description
A capstone corporate finance class focusing on advanced financial management decision-making in capital budgeting, dividend policy, capital structure, and corporate restructuring. The format of the course is seminar style in that the majority of the classes will be interactive and case-based. (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisites: FNCE 3301 and FNCE 3362
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division

Human Resources Management (HRM)

HRM-3097 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3190 Studies in Human Resource Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of human resource management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3197 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3290 Studies in Human Resource Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of human resource management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3297 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3311 Labor Economics & Labor Relations
Description
Theories of the demand for and the supply of labor. Analysis of human capital formation, labor force participation, income distribution, unemployment, and unions. Case studies in labor relations. (Also listed as ECON 3329.) Prerequisite: ECON 1312 and 3325. ECON 3325 may be taken concurrently.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3371 Human Resources Management
Description
Examines by discussion and experiential learning techniques the major activities associated with the area of Human Resource Management: equal employment opportunity, personnel planning and selection, training and management development, employee discipline, labor-management relations, and current topics such as AIDS and substance abuse in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on practical application of this knowledge to general management in all types of organizations.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3372 Organizational Behavior
Description
Examines the nature of interpersonal and group relations in work organizations using behavioral science and modern management thought. A study of organizations as socio-technical systems with emphasis on communication, motivation, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational development. Prerequisites: MGMT 2301 and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3373 Talent Acquisition
Description
This course is designed for students with a degined interest in Human Resource Management. It focuses on the legal and technical aspects of recruitment and selection system design and application. Additionally, the course will cover the appraisal and development functions of human resource management. Prerequisite: HRM 3371.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3390 Studies in Human Resource Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of human resource management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3397 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3490 Studies in Human Resource Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of human resource management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3497 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3590 Studies in Human Resource Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of human resource management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3597 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3690 Studies in Human Resource Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of human resource management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-3697 Internship in Human Resources Management
Description
The internship in Human Resource Management is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, HRM 3371, consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-4381 Performance and Compensation Management
Description
This course is designed for students with a defined interest in Management. It covers advanced human resource management (HRM) topics such as designing and evaluating performance appraisal systems in modern organizations, job evaluation, pay level and pay structure design, legally required and voluntary benefits programs, and issues with compensating non-traditional work forces. (Offered every Fall.) Prerequisite: HRM 3371
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-4382 Employee and Labor Relations
Description
An academic and hands-on study of managing employee and labor relations through negotiations, collective bargaining and alternative dispute resolution. (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisites: HRM 3371
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
HRM-4390 Human Resource Management Consultation
Description
This course is the capstone strategic HRM seminar. It builds upon the student's knowledge gained in previous courses taken in human resource management (e.g., fundamentals of human resources management, compensation and benefits, talent management, and labor/industrial relations). The course provides the student an opportunity to integrate the key components of human resource management and to develop consultation and communication skills. Offered every Spring. Prerequisites: Students should have completed HRM 3371, have completed or be enrolled in 2 of the following courses: HRM 3373, HRM 4381, HRM 4382, and have Senior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division

International Business (INTB)

INTB-2301 International Business Environment
Description
This course focuses on an issue that is of fundamental importance to the study of international business: external relationships involving multinational firms. It provides participants with a theoretical and empirical understanding of how these relationships cause multinationals to behave in certain ways and what the consequences of particular courses of action might be. The course is designed to prepare students, in an integrated setting, to assess the interactions between multinational organizations and institutions (e.g. International Trade Commission, World Trade Organization). It helps participants develop awareness in the process of assessing corporate risks and opportunities to survive and grow in global markets. (Offered every Fall).
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
INTB-3096 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3196 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3296 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3330 Global Business Culture
Description
This course aims to provide students with a critical and comprehensive understanding of CEO behaviors and cultural reasoning behind their success and/or failure. Emphasis is on comparative analysis of the business culture between China and the US, and related global perspectives. Extensive case applications focus on international CEO comparisons (e.g. American, Chinese, Latin American CEOs). This is a course to prepare students to interact effectively with cross-cultural business partners when doing international business. (Also listed as CHIN 3330.)(Offered every Fall). Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of Business Administration or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
INTB-3346 La Economia Espanola Y la Union Europea (The Spanish Economy and the European Union)
Description
An examination of Spain's economic development and its position within the European Union. The business, economic, and political transformation of Spain from a struggling nation with an authoritarian regime to an economic power with an open and democratic society are studied. The course also examines the development of European Union, with a special focus on its influence on the Spanish business environment. The experiential component of the course includes visits to businesses, government agencies, and NGO's in Spain. (Also listed as ECON 3346, SPAN 3346, and LAC 3346.) (Offered once a year). Prerequisites: ECON 1311, three additional hours in business or economics, SPAN 2302 or the equivalent, and consent of the instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
INTB-3361 International Business Law
Description
Surveys the law of international trade and investment, with an emphasis on: comparative features of the world's various legal systems; international sales of goods and services; U.S. and international trade law and practice, documentary sales and letters of credit; the law of international organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Union (EU); bilateral and multilateral treaties and international agreements such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP); laws and regulations governing foreign direct investment (FDI), agency and distribution agreements, and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR's) at the international level. (offered every Spring). Prerequisite: BUSN 3302 or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3363 International Business Research
Description
This course is offered to encourage undergraduate research. It provides a systematic examination of research as a science and the diverse methods available to conduct international business research, including coverage of both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Emphasis is upon fieldwork (e.g. interviews and surveys in China, US, Latin America or Europe) to collect original data, conduct analysis and interpret results within the context of international business. (Offered once a year). Prerequisite: Junior Standing and 15 hours of business core courses, or Consent of Instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3365 International Innovation
Description
This course focuses on significant inventions and their patents, and their impact on society, industries, companies, and individual inventors. It also examines how patent systems across nations work to promote and undermine inventive activities. Case studies and data analysis form the main thrust to enhance learning by examining historic landmarks and contemporary breakthroughs. Participants will also examine how patented inventions are often accompanied by disputes. Participants in this course will also have opportunities to simulate a licensing contract.(Offered every Spring). Prerequisites: junior standing and 15 hours of business core courses, or consent of the instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3372 Practica profesional en Espana (Internship in Spain)
Description
A supervised summer internship in Spain. Students enrolled in INTB 3372 will serve as interns with various firms, trade groups, governmental agencies , or public interest groups where they will work and gain experience related to the Spanish economy and business world. The nature of the student's responsibilities will vary with the internship involved and be subject to the approval of the supervising faculty member. (Also listed as ECON 3372, SPAN 3372, and LAC 3372.) (Offered once a year). Prerequisites: ECON 1311, three additional hours in business or economics, SPAN 2302 or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
INTB-3396 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3496 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3596 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-3696 International Business Internship
Description
The International Business internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-4361 International Business Strategy
Description
This course examines how multinational enterprises strategize in the global marketplace. Participants will examine global business, competitive and corporate strategies and their effect on firm performance. This is a core course in international business to develop expertise of internationalization. Participants will also be guided to formulate strategies for leading multinationals in the world. (Offered every Fall). Prerequisites: Senior standing and 18 hours of business core courses, or consent of the instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
INTB-4362 International Branding
Description
This course centers on the strategic role that corporate and product brands have played in the success or failure of multinational firms. Emphasis is on how they are managed and strategized globally. Participants will have opportunities to examine many famous brands in the world in a comparative manner (e.g., brands from the U.S., China, and Latin America). They will also be guided to design and improve their own brands in the process of learning. Case studies and brand valuation are throughout the semester. (Offered every Spring). Prerequisites: Senior standing and 18 hours of business core courses, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division

Management Information Systems (MGMT)

MGMT-2301 Management of Organizations
Description
This course studies the management activities and processes required to successfully attain organizational goals. It includes an introduction to the principles of decision making, leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, managerial ethics, and social responsibility. Emphasis is placed on both theory and practical application in order to prepare students for future managerial roles.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
MGMT-3197 Management Internship
Description
The Management internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3290 Studies in Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3297 Management Internship
Description
The Management internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3361 International Management
Description
The global marketplace, its structure and dynamics, significant economic, political and cultural influences, and global resource flows will be studied from the perspective of the management strategist. Within this context, strategy formulation and implementation, the creation of an optimal portfolio of strategic business units, and the analysis of global operating and financial flows will be studied, assuming the objective of maximizing shareholder value. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
MGMT-3371 Human Resources Management
Description
Examines by discussion and experiential learning techniques the major activities associated with the area of Human Resource Management: equal employment opportunity, personnel planning and selection, training and management development, employee discipline, labor-management relations, and current topics such as AIDS and substance abuse in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on practical application of this knowledge to general management in all types of organizations.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3383 Management of Health Care Organizations
Description
This course provides the unique knowledge and skills necessary to understand and effectively manage individuals and groups in challenging health care organizations such as hospitals, medical group practices, and nursing homes. The focus is on developing a theoretical and practical approach to managerial functions as related to dealing with health care professionals and workers, developing a conceptual understanding of the health care system in which the organization operates, and understanding the relationship between the organization, its regulatory environment and the reimbursement system. Case studies are used to provide real- world applications relevant to health care management. (Also listed as HCAD 3383.) Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3390 Studies in Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3397 Management Internship
Description
The Management internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3411 Labor Economics and Labor Relations
Description
Theories of the demand for and the supply of labor. Analysis of human capital formation, labor force participation, income distribution, unemployment, and unions. Case studies in labor relations. (Also listed as ECON 3429.) Prerequisite: ECON 1312 and 3425. ECON 3425 may be taken concurrently.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3490 Studies in Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3497 Management Internship
Description
The Management internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3590 Studies in Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3597 Management Internship
Description
The Management internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3690 Studies in Management
Description
Designed for students wishing to continue the study of management beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in Business Administration. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Junior standing.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-3697 Management Internship
Description
The Management internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-4382 Employee and Labor Relations
Description
An academic and hands-on study of managing employee and labor relations through negotiations, collective bargaining and alternative dispute resolution. (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3371
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MGMT-5371 Human Resources Management
Description
Critical analysis of the theoretical base and current developments related to personnel activities in organizations. Recruitment and selection, remuneration and incentives, performance appraisal, and employee relations are discussed in relation to current social trends and government regulations.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
MGMT-5372 Conflict Management
Description
A study of conceptual, analytical, and communication techniques instrumental to the management of chronic and acute conflicts in a wide variety of settings. Principles and strategies of negotiation and mediation are introduced through case studies.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate

Marketing (MKTG)

MKTG-2301 Principles of Marketing
Description
Introduction to the marketing function within an organization. This course examines the relationship of the marketing process and the broader aspects of the economic, legal, technological, and competitive environments. Coverage includes those strategies associated with product planning, pricing, promotion, distribution, consumer behavior, and marketing research.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters, Approaches to Creation and Analysis
MKTG-3097 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3190 Directed Studies in Marketing
Description
Supervised independent study designed for advanced students wishing to continue the study of marketing beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, and junior standing, and consent of instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3191 Applied Marketing
Description
Supervised project designed for students wishing to gain experience in applied research in marketing. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated for different projects. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3192 Special Topics in Marketing
Description
Classroom based instruction on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated when topics vary. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3197 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3290 Directed Studies in Marketing
Description
Supervised independent study designed for advanced students wishing to continue the study of marketing beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, and junior standing, and consent of instructor
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3291 Applied Marketing
Description
Supervised project designed for students wishing to gain experience in applied research in marketing. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated for different projects. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3292 Special Topics in Marketing
Description
Classroom based instruction on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated when topics vary. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3297 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3361 International Marketing
Description
Examination of the international marketing environment from the perspective of a marketing manager. Includes the study of the nature of and problems and opportunities in the global marketplace. Strategic application of marketing principles to compete effectively in world markets. Prerequisites: MKTG 2301 and Junior standing, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
MKTG-3381 Consumer Behavior
Description
The study of consumer decision making and the influence upon those decisions. Examines the behavior of consumers throughout the range of prepurchase, purchase, and post purchase activities with reference to both internal psychological processes and external environmental influences on behavior. Prerequisites: MKTG 2301 and Sophomore standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
Approaches to Creation and Analysis
MKTG-3382 Integrated Marketing Communications
Description
A study of the integrated marketing communications of organizations with an emphasis on coordination of effort among various advertising and promotional tools to create brand contacts that are relevant and consistent over time. This course views IMC as a consumer-centric strategic marketing process specifically intended to ensure that all messaging and communications efforts are unified and results oriented across all channels Prerequisite: MKTG 2301 and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3383 Marketing and Business Research
Description
The application of both behavioral and quantitative research to business problems. Topics include: research design, information sources, measurement techniques, questionnaire design, sampling, data analysis, and applications within the marketing mix. (Offered every year) Prerequisites: MKTG 2301; one of BAT 2301, MATH 1320, PSYC 2401, SOCI 3360, ANTH 3360, or URBS 3360; and sophomore standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3390 Directed Studies in Marketing
Description
Supervised independent study designed for advanced students wishing to continue the study of marketing beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, and junior standing, and consent of instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3391 Applied Marketing
Description
Supervised project designed for students wishing to gain experience in applied research in marketing. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated for different projects. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3392 Special Topics in Marketing
Description
Classroom based instruction on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated when topics vary. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3397 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3490 Directed Studies in Marketing
Description
Supervised independent study designed for advanced students wishing to continue the study of marketing beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, and junior standing, and consent of instructor
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3491 Applied Marketing
Description
Supervised project designed for students wishing to gain experience in applied research in marketing. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated for different projects. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3492 Special Topics in Marketing
Description
Classroom based instruction on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated when topics vary. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3497 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3590 Directed Studies in Marketing
Description
Supervised independent study designed for advanced students wishing to continue the study of marketing beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, and junior standing, and consent of instructor
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3591 Applied Marketing
Description
Supervised project designed for students wishing to gain experience in applied research in marketing. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated for different projects. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3592 Special Topics in Marketing
Description
Classroom based instruction on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated when topics vary. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3597 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3690 Directed Studies in Marketing
Description
Supervised independent study designed for advanced students wishing to continue the study of marketing beyond areas offered in regular classroom work. Credit from one to six hours. No more than a total of six hours credit may be earned in 3-90 courses in business. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, and junior standing, and consent of instructor
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3691 Applied Marketing
Description
Supervised project designed for students wishing to gain experience in applied research in marketing. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated for different projects. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3692 Special Topics in Marketing
Description
Classroom based instruction on topics not normally covered in other course offerings. Credit from one to six hours. May be repeated when topics vary. (Offered occasionally). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-3697 Internship in Marketing
Description
The Marketing internship is to be a structured and supervised professional work experience with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. To be recognized, the experience must be preapproved and must include specific learning objectives, weekly and final reflections from the intern, and evaluations from the employer. An internship is typically done by a student who has attained sufficient preparation in an academic field. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours per semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Must be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Offered every semester). Prerequisite: 15 hours of Core Business Curriculum, Consent of internship coordinator and Business Administration department chair.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-4381 Marketing Management
Description
The role of marketing in business and society. The management of the marketing function and its interrelationship with other functional areas within the organization. Problems, decisions and the decision-making process of marketing managers. Strategy formation, execution, and control. (Offered every year). Prerequisite: MKTG 2301, 3381, 3383, and senior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-4385 Marketing Consultancy
Description
The marketing consultancy course offers students direct and meaningful experience in tackling real-world consulting problems and projects. The class is oriented towards real-time problems and situations encountered by actual small business and non-profit organizations. The nature of each client project may differ, but clients are selected based on opportunities to integrate various aspects of marketing discipline, such as branding, strategic market planning, and integrated marketing communication (Offered every Spring.) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor - Students must apply to be accepted to enroll in this course
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
MKTG-5390 Seminar in Marketing
Description
Study of selected topics in marketing. May be repeated for up to six semester hours on different topics.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Graduate
Maritza Lopez
Maritza Lopez
Special Project Assistant
Robert F. Scherer
Robert F. Scherer, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Business
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Olga Trejo
School of Business Administrative Manager
Faculty Headshot: Deli Yang
Deli Yang, Ph.D.
Neidorff Family/Centene Corporation Endowed Professor

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