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MBA Electives

Accounting

ACC 701 International Accounting and Combinations. (3) II. Prerequisite: ACC 302 with a grade of "C." Corporate combinations including consolidating balance sheets and income statements, and special problems with consolidations. International topics: standards, foreign exchange transactions, and translation of financial statements of foreign subsidiaries.

ACC 721 Fund Accounting. (3) I. Prerequisite: ACC 302 with a minimum grade of "C." Advanced study in accounting and fiscal procedures for institutions and for federal, state, county, and municipal governments.

ACC 723 Taxation of Corporations. (3) A. Prerequisite: ACC 322 with a minimum grade of "C." Federal income tax report preparation with emphasis on partnership and corporate returns; estate and trusts; gift and estate taxes; special problems in preparation of tax returns.

ACC 725 Forensic Accounting. (3) A. Prerequisites: ACC 301 and 322 or 322s and GBU 204 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of investigative accounting procedures and techniques used in litigation support. Topics to be covered include financial reporting fraud, employee fraud, income reconstruction methods, testifying as an expert witness, evidence management, cybercrime, and business evaluations.

ACC 727 Advanced Management Accounting Seminar. (3) II. Cross-listed as ACC 527. Prerequisites: ACC 302, ACC 327, AEM 202, and FIN 300 with a grade of ”C” or better in each course. Addresses financial, nonfinancial, and ethical dimensions of decision-making related to planning, control, and reporting. Course content goes beyond creation and accumulation of information, emphasizing appropriate application, interpretation, and use of managerial accounting information. Credit will not be awarded for both ACC 727 and ACC 527.

ACC 750 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations. (3) II. General theory of budget implementation and reporting as well as internal control of other significant areas for not-for-profit organizations.

ACC 790 Special Topics in Accounting: _____. (1-3) A. Prerequisites: Departmental approval. For special topics related to the field of Accounting beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. May be taken to a maximum of 6 hours provided subtitle/topics vary

ACC 820 Survey of Accounting. (3) I. Designed for students who have completed a nonbusiness degree and now wish to acquire a background in accounting and/or business. Cannot be used as an MBA elective.

ACC 850 Managerial Accounting. (3) II. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Focus on managerial accounting concepts, including costing, budgeting, forecasting, planning and control. Emphasis on preparing and using financial statements as well as various managerial reports for decision-making

ACC 857 Research in Taxes. (3) A. Prerequisite: ACC 322 with a minimum grade of "C-" and instructor approval. An intensive analysis of the Internal Revenue Code. Research and discussion of tax problems involving business and tax planning.

ACC 860 Seminar in Accounting. (3) A. Prerequisite: strong accounting background. This course involves directed readings and intensive investigations into controversial an specific areas of accounting. Oral and written reports are required.

ACC 890 Special Problems in Accounting. (1-6) A. May be retaken under different subtopics to a cumulative maximum of six hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.

Corporate Communication & Technology

CCT 720 Corporate Training. (3) A. This course applies theories of learning and instructional development to office systems, employee education, and skills training. Topics include instructional design; strategy; technology; and the implementation, evaluation, and management of training in organizational environment.

CCT 750 Integrated Corporate Communication. (3) A. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing. Examines effective integrated communication skills to achieve organizational objectives. Emphasizes analysis, application of communication process, and strategies for managerial decision-making. Examines change process, corporate culture, and negotiation issues. Provides corporate training component.

CCT 770 Web Design for Offices. (3) A. Prerequisite: CCT250 or CIS 212 or CSC 104. Advanced development of business document design techniques with an emphasis on web design and multi-media resources. Geared for education, small offices or businesses, personal use, and not-for-profit organizations.

CCT 850 Business Research and Communication. (3) A. Business research design and methodology, report writing, oral presentations, and communication strategies for organizations.

Computer Information Systems 

CIS 850 Management of Information Systems. (3) II. Prerequisite: Successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Examines existing and emerging information technology within and among organizations. The focal points are infrastructure technologies, the role IT plays in business processes, and the manager’s role in developing, acquiring and managing information resources

CIS 860 Contemporary Topics in Information Technology. (3) A. Prerequisite: CIS 850. Topics include some of the following: office automation, telecommunications, decision support systems, knowledge-based systems, executive information systems and executive support systems. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours if topics are different.

CIS 890 Independent Study in Computer Information Systems. (1-4) A. Prerequisite: advisor/departmental approval. May be retaken under different subtopics to a cumulative maximum of six hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.

Finance

FIN 850 Strategic Financial Management. (3) II. Prerequisites: QMB 850 and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Case-oriented, in-depth exploration of capital budgeting, dividend analysis, capital structure, cash and liquidity management, financial forecasting and planning, current assets and liabilities management, and institutional structures for finance. Focus on deconstructing financial statements.

FIN 855 Topics in Finance: ______. (1-6) A. Prerequisites: FIN 824 with a minimum grade of "B-" and QMB 850. Study of contemporary topics from areas such as international finance, financial institutions and regulations, and investment analysis. May be retaken to a maximum of six hour provided topics are different.

FIN 890 Independent Study in Finance. (1-4) A. Prerequisite: advisor/departmental approval. May be retaken under different subtopics to a cumulative maximum of six hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.

General Business

GBU 850 Legal, Ethical, and Social Environment of Business. (3) A. Examines what the responsible business-person must know about the Common Law, the regulatory environment, standards of ethical conduct, and the social responsibilities of the modern enterprise.

GBU 851 Business Strategy. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: ACC 850, CCT 850, CIS 850, FIN 850, MGT 850, MKT 850, and QMB 850. A capstone perspective integrating design of all functional areas and implementation of business strategic plan. A Knowledge Test Exit Exam (KTEE) will be administered.

 GBU 855 Special Topics in Business. (3) A. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Study of various special topics in the various functional areas of business: accounting, administrative communications, computer information systems, finance, management, marketing, or international business. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours provided topics are different.

GBU 891 Thesis Research. (3) A. An independent research project, guided by a Thesis Advisor and approved by Thesis Committee of three MBA faculty (Thesis Advisor included), in partial fulfillment of the MBA degree. Three hours per semester, up to a maximum of six hours, may be taken. The grade for this course will be IP until either the thesis is completed and approved, or the MBA comprehensive examination is passed at which time the grade will become "S."

Management

MGT 850 Leading and Managing Organizations. (3) I. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Advanced study of the issues and personal skills required to effectively lead and manage individuals, teams, and the organization. Topics include acquiring, energizing, and utilizing human capital in a global, competitive environment.

MGT 890 Independent Study in Management. (1-4) A. Prerequisite: advisor/departmental approval. May be retaken under different subtopics to a cumulative maximum of six hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.

Marketing

MKT 850 Marketing Management. (3) I. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA Program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. Focus on evaluation of marketing plans including current business and social trends. Oriented toward: developing an understanding of marketing problem definition and analysis; market segmentation and targeting; marketing mix strategy; primary and secondary data sources

MKT 851 E-Commerce Marketing Strategies. (3) A. Prerequisite: MKT850 or equivalent. Study of marketing strategies as created for and implemented on the Internet’s World Wide Web and other computer mediated environments. Evaluation of contribution of marketing to development of e-commerce and evolution of offline marketing systems.

MKT 854 Global Marketing Strategies. (3) A. Prerequisite: MKT850. Examination of marketing management within the international environment, with particular emphasis on the analysis of cases which illustrate international and global marketing decision-making.

MKT 890 Independent Study in Marketing. (1-4) A. Prerequisite: advisor/departmental approval. May be retaken under different subtopics to a cumulative maximum of six hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.

Public Relations

PUB 720 Integrated Public Relations Strategies. (3) A. Examines integrated public relations skills used to achieve organizational objectives. Emphasizes strategic planning including forecasting and communicating future business plans. Includes an in-depth look at relevant communication theories explaining common public relations problems and strategies.

PUB 730 Sports Information Programs. (3) A. Study of the role and function of the sports information director. Includes public relations techniques applied to sports information: press releases, publications programs, office and staff organization, time utilizations, news media, and formats.

Quantitative Management

QMB 850 Statistical Methods for Business. (3) A. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program and successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval. This course focuses on statistical model selection, model building, forecasting, and the interpretation of statistical results for decision making. Emphasizes critical thinking and analysis skills.

QMB 854 Topics in Quantitative Methods. (3) A. Prerequisite: QMB 850. Study of quantitative methods in the various functional areas of business: accounting, computer information systems, finance, management, and marketing. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours provided the topics are different.

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