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UIW MBA Program | Master of Business Administration

Courses | Master of Business Administration

 

Core Courses

ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting

Using accounting information in organizations for: planning, leading, controlling, and decision-making. Includes impact on the entire organization and its members. Emphasis on volume-cost-profit analysis, budgeting, and decision-making. Alternative financial accounting procedures and their impact on financial statements are examined. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 2311) and II (ACCT 2312), or comparable courses. (Fall, Summer)

 

 

 

BFIN 6320 Financial Management

Study of the costs of capital, capital budgeting, working capital policy, financial theory, risk, and other financial topics necessary for understanding and managing the financial aspects of the firm. Prerequisite: Principles of Financial Management (BFIN 3321) or a comparable course. (Fall, Spring).

 

 

 

MIS 6315 Information Systems Seminar

Provides an overview of contemporary information systems management while exploring the impact technological change has had on evolving business models and strategy. Prerequisite: Information Systems ( BINF 2321) or a comparable course. (Fall, Spring).

 

 

 

BINT 6311 International Business

Analysis of business opportunities and political climates, trade barriers, government incentives, currency flows, financial systems, and trade practices. Emphasis on seminar discussion of current issues and readings. Prerequisite: International Business Management (BINT 3331) or a comparable course. (Fall, Spring)

 

 

 

BMGT 6311 Human Resources Management

Comprehensive study of current practices in human resources management. Topics include HR planning, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, training, development, career management, compensation systems, labor relations, and legal constraints. Prerequisite: Management Theory and Practice (BMGT 3340) or a comparable course. (Fall, Spring, Summer).

 

 

 

BMGT 6340 Business Research and Analysis

Emphasis is placed on the importance to management of business research and its role in the decision-making process. Analysis and communication of data gained through the research endeavor is stressed. Includes practical exercises in critiquing business research efforts, developing a research proposal, and conducting a research project. Use of a statistical software package is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: Business Statistics (BMGT 3370), or a comparable course, completed within the last 5 years. (Fall, Spring, Summer).

 

 

 

BMGT 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business

Is an introduction of selected operations research techniques useful in the analysis of managerial problem situations, the design of new and improved systems, and the implementation of results in order to achieve desired system performance. The course emphases problem recognition, problem formulation, selection of proper techniques, problem solutions, and evaluation of results. Course topics are as follows: Linear Programming, Short-term and Long-term Forecasting, Decision Theory, Queuing Theory, Analytical Hierarchy Process, PERT/CPM, Economic Order Quantity, Economic Production Lot Size, and Simulation. Prerequisite: Management Science (BMGT 3371), and Business Research and Analysis (BMGT 6340). (Fall, Spring, Summer).

 

 

 

BMKT 6375 Marketing Research

Examines the systematic design, collection, analysis, and reporting of data relevant to the marketing function within the organization. Emphasis on survey methodology, questionnaire design, sample selection,fieldwork, tabulation, statistical analysis of data and report writing. All phases, from problem definition to presentation, are examined. Prerequisite: BMKT 6311

 

 

 

BMKT 6311 Marketing Management

Overview course stressing management of the marketing function: competition, pricing, distribution, promotion, and planning. Emphasis on strategic marketing issues. Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing (BMKT 3331) or a comparable course. (Fall, Spring).

 

 

 

ECON 6311 Managerial Economics

Application of microeconomic theory to managerial decision-making. Emphasis on the methodology of decision-making. Topics include demand analysis and estimation, cost analysis and estimation, input combination choice, pricing, managerial decision-making in various market structures, and the role of business in society. Prerequisite: Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2302), Management Science (BMGT 3371), or comparable courses. (Fall, Spring).

 

 

 

BMGT 63CS (Capstone) Cases in Management Problems

Capstone course that combines all functional disciplines in business administration into a problem-solving course. Actual businesses are analyzed, discussed, and strategies defended. Prerequisite: Final semester or permission of instructor. Cross-referenced with BINT 63CS. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

 

 

Finance Concentration

BFIN 6321 International Finance

Role of financial institutions in foreign economic relations, including foreign markets, currency risk and management, interest rates, and both banking and non-banking institutions. Stressed are sources of funding, capital instruments, international transactions and commercial development. Prerequisite s: Principles of Financial Management (BFIN 3321), International Business Management (BINT 3331), or comparable courses. Cross-referenced with BINT 6321. (Spring)

 

 

 

BFIN 6330 Financial Cases and Problems

Analysis of the financial problems of business, case application to debt/equity choices, mergers, capital budgeting, and governmental regulations. Prerequisite: Financial Management (BFIN 6320). (Fall)

 

 

 

BFIN 6340 Econometrics for Finance

This course is the integration of finance and statistical analysis. This course seeks to introduce students to statistical techniques that are appropriate for analysis of financial data. Emphasis is placed on the use of econometric software when analyzing data. (Spring).

 

 

 

BFIN 6385/7385 Investment Seminar

Practical application of financial and investment techniques using computers, software, and sound financial judgment. Prerequisite: Financial Management (BFIN 6320). ( Fall)

 

 

 

BFIN 6325 Personal Financial Planning Seminar

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of personal financial planning. The topics reviewed include the financial planning process, personal financial statements, cash flow management, budgeting and saving strategies. The students will prepare comprehensive financial plans for different types of households. Prerequisite: None. (Spring). 


 

International Business Concentration

BINT 6312 International Economics

Analysis of economic issues encountered in the conduct of international business. Topics include international trade theory and policy, foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments, macroeconomic adjustment to trade deficits or surpluses, and current issues. Prerequisite: Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2302) or comparable courses. Cross-referenced with ECON 6312. (Fall)

 

 

 

BINT 6321 International Finance

Role of financial institutions in foreign economic relations, including foreign markets, currency risk and management, interest rates, and both banking and non-banking institutions. Stressed are sources of funding, capital instruments, international transactions and commercial development. Prerequisite: Principles of Financial Management (BFIN 3321), International Business Management (BINT 3331) or comparable courses. Cross-referenced with BFIN 6321. (Spring)

 

 

 

BINT 6330 International Accounting

Accounting issues that are unique to or most frequently encountered in the international environment are examined. These include differences between national accounting standards, accounting for foreign currency transactions, the translation of foreign currency financial statements, and accounting for changing prices in the area of financial accounting; auditing; management accounting with a focus on cultural aspects; and taxation. Mexico is used as a principal example of non-U.S. practice throughout and its economic history, business environment, culture, accounting and auditing principles, and taxation policies are examined briefly. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 2311) and II (ACCT 2312) or their equivalents. Cross-referenced with ACCT 6330. (Spring)

 

 

 

BINT 6361 International Marketing

Global marketing environment, research, logistics, cultural assessment, infrastructure, economic indicators, emerging markets, advertising, pricing applied to foreign markets. Developing an international marketing plan, emphasis upon research, group work, and written and verbal presentation skills. Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing (BMKT 3331) or a comparable course. Cross-referenced with BMKT 6361. (Spring)

 

 

 

BINT 6372 International Business Law

This course presents the influence of law and resulting effects on the conduct of international business. It forces the student to understand how differing legal systems might influence trade. It addresses the various treaty agreements and several courts with jurisdiction for resolving disputes. It will incorporate research into recent trade agreements and trade cases. Prerequisite: Business Law (BLAW 3317) or comparable course. Cross-referenced with BLAW 6372. (Fall)

 

 

Marketing Concentration

BMKT 6361 International Marketing

Topics include global marketing environment, research, logistics, cultural assessment, infrastructure, economic indicators, emerging markets, advertising, and pricing applied to foreign markets. Emphasis upon research, group work, written and verbal presentation skills, and development of an international marketing plan. Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing (BMKT 3331) or a comparable course. Cross-referenced with BINT 6361. (Spring)

 

 

 

BMKT 6365 Brand Management

Examines the strategies employed and decisions made by organizations to build and cultivate brands, and measure and manage brand equity over time. Explores the role played by brands in influencing consumers' choices and fostering brand loyalty, and investigates how to more effectively manage such brands. Prerequisite: BMKT 6311

 

 

 

BMKT 6355 Digital Media for Marketing

Examines the digital media applications and tools employed in Marketing to identify and solve strategic customer-centered challenges. Explores the wide range of emerging technology-driven skill sets of critical importance for strategic marketing success. Personal laptops will be employed in each class session. Prerequisite: BMKT 6311

 

 

 

BMKT 6334 Services Marketing

Examines the application of marketing principles to the marketing of services in both profit and nonprofit organizations. Analysis of how services marketing differs from goods marketing and how services marketers can effectively manage the elements of service delivery to enhance service quality and customer satisfaction. Prerequisite: BMKT 6311

 

 

Sport Management Concentration

SMGT 6390 Research and Decision Analysis in Sport Management

This course is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research for Sports Management and other physical activity sciences. Qualitative methods for (including Historical and Philosophic) using grand tour and sub questions, data gathering, results verification using triangulation, and reporting of findings. Quantitative methods include experimental, quasi-experimental, survey and descriptive research design, sampling, and hypothesis testing. Students will gain competency in using computer software for statistical analysis and presentation.

 

 

 

SMGT 6380 Sport Management, Administration, and Finance

Introduction to management is a unifying theme in all aspects of sport. General topics include management styles, management of facilities, management in educational institutions, sports promotion organizations and professional sports. Individual topics include strategic planning and the social sciences, marketing and public relations, multicultural issues, and research. Research project required.

 

 

 

SMGT 6382 Human Resources in Sport Management

Selected topics include management of personal involved in sports organizations, including leadership, management style, personal skills, hiring and interviewing practices, conflict resolution, contracts, managing athletes during training, time management, and personnel problems. Research project required.

 

 

 

SMGT 6384 Leadership and Organization in Sports Management

Selected topics include management and logistics of sports organizations, facilities, large groups of people, problems in sports organizations, community relationships, multicultural aspects of the sports business, fund raising and distribution, organizational development, strategic planning and sports law. Research project required.

 

 

 

SMGT 6375 Sport Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment

This course examines how governance issues and laws in local, national, and international/global environments impact the development, structures, and functions of sport related organizations.

 

 

 

KEHP 6379 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport

Physical education, motor and fitness development, and athletics for atypical individuals. Particular attention to the home, school, sports center, and organized sports and athletics. Prerequisite: graduate standing.