This course surveys managerial principles, theory, and functions applicable to a variety of organizational settings and conditions. Specific techniques related to each of the managerial functions will be explored as well as general issues and trends that influence the practice of contemporary management.
This course is intended to help a broad base of people to become familiar with the basic building blocks of budget and finance. The course is designed to deal with the study of annual business budgeting processes including projections, forecasts, and reconciliation. Income statements, balance sheets, and budget cuts will also be studied.
An analysis of the activities and functions performed by manufacturers, service operators, distributors, and retailers to make products and services available to customers. The marketing variables, which consist of product, place, promotion, and price, are discussed in detail, as they apply to for-profit, and/or governmental organizations.
Leadership Studies Courses
The course will focus on an Introduction to the history and theory of leadership, to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on the basics of leadership, to the ethics of leadership, and to relevant leadership contexts. The focus will be on the analysis of the historical concepts, evaluating contemporary theories of leadership and then applying the theoretical concepts to actual leadership situations.
Focus on leadership theory and research within and across formal organization settings such as public/private, profit/non-profit, professional/non-professional, and unitary/multi-divisional. This course exams rational, natural and open systems and how leadership differs in each system.
The course will examine cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles which can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work.
The course will focus on models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. An experiential focus will be placed on the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases, and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful leadership decision-making.
The course will focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues leaders must address. Emphasis will be on application of contemporary theory, methods and techniques for developing and sustaining organizational strategies.
Finance and Global Economic Studies Courses
This course will examine the cultural, economic and political factors affecting the global strategies of multinational corporations. While the course is presented from an American perspective, it develops principles and concepts applicable to international operations of globally dispersed firms in general. Understanding the cross-cultural evolution of technology and the competitive importance of trade and comparative national advantage is vital to the survival and success of any enterprise on the international stage. During the course, students will examine and apply some of the key concepts and processes that underline the various strategies and tactics used in the transfer of jobs and technology around the world.
This course emphasizes the diverse responsibilities of a financial manager, from determining the financial sources of funds for a business enterprise to deciding the optimal use of assets in which that capital is invested. Financial tools discussed include capital budgeting, present value analysis, the mechanics of stock and bond issuance, receipt and disbursement of funds, credit management and inventory control.
This course will examine labor-management relations under a variety of market conditions. The course explores the dynamics of labor markets, the emergence of labor unions, collective bargaining under modem labor laws, and the impact of labor market issues and collective bargaining on wages and labor utilization in the work place.
In-depth examination of the nature and function of securities markets, financial instruments, assessment allocation, and portfolio construction. The course will also include an emphasis on security analysis and valuation. Students may team-manage a simulated portfolio.
Business Information Technology Courses
This course covers the methods used in analyzing business needs, determining business requirements and specifying a systems solution. Both modeling and object oriented methods are typically covered.
Students learn about relational database design, normalization, security, database administration, data warehousing as well as hands-on skills to access data.
Examines design strategies for securing systems and data and for controlling and monitoring business risk.