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BUS-430   Advanced Financial Management3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-330

Contemporary issues in finance. Topics can include liquidity management, asset valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, and financial strategy.

BUS-432   Investment Theory and Practice3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-330 or instructor permission

A study of the nature of investment, classification and analysis of bonds, stocks, etc., risk and return analysis, the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, CAPM, Modern Portfolio Theory, and the selection and management of financial portfolios.

BUS-438   Financial Problems3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-330

Research and reports on selected problems or topics in finance.

BUS-444   International Finance3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-330

Provides a framework for understanding financial management issues from a global perspective. Includes an introduction to the international financial system, the balance of payments, exchange rate determination, the management of multi-national corporations, and hedging currency and capital risks.

BUS-453   Principles of Production & Operations Management3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-350

Studies the development of operational planning consistent with the organization's business strategies. Topics include capacity planning, facility location and layout, allocating resources, inventories, scheduling, and projects. Extensive use of computers.

BUS-461   Marketing Research3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-360

A study of the concepts and techniques necessary to design, conduct, and manage market research projects from the inception to completion. The course is centered on the market research process, including problem definition, research design, data collection methods, statistical analysis, as well as the interpretation, presentation, and application of results.

BUS-466   Consumer Behavior3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-360

A study of how consumer psychological processes interact with both social and situational influences to shape consumer perceptions, decision-making processes, and purchase behavior. The social identity of distinctive groups of consumers who express ethnic, age-related, or lifestyle values through market and media choices will also be examined.

BUS-469   Marketing Strategy3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-360

Focuses on the major issues faced by marketing managers, synthesizing the concepts, definitions, and models students have studied in prior marketing course into a broad understanding of marketing and its strategic application. Case studies and a marketplace simulation will address problems and decisions found in profit and nonprofit, small, medium, and large firms operating in domestic, foreign, and multinational environments.

BUS-482   Database Management3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-385.1

Introduction to database management systems, including: relational models; normalization; security, integrity and recovery issues; query interfaces; data analysis, design, implementation and basic application development using Microsoft Access.

BUS-483   Project Management3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-150. Students with junior or senior standing will have better background for this course.

Examination of how projects can be managed from start to finish, including specific emphasis on planning and controlling to avoid common pitfalls. Includes software applications and configuration management. Topics include identifying needs, defining requirements, project costing, scheduling, resource allocation, and project politics. All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to enroll. Students with Junior or Senior standing will have a better background for this course.

BUS-485   Information Systems Analysis & Design3 credits

Prerequisites: BUS-385.1

Examination of analysis and logical design of business processes and management information systems focusing on the systems development life cycle; techniques for gathering and analyzing information systems requirements; and use of various techniques for logical system design. Topics include concepts, methods, and tools for the development of information systems management. This is a useful supplement to programming classes in the Mathematics department.

BUS-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Research in the field of concentration for qualified students. See independent study guidelines.

BUS-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permision

Individually arranged and supervised internships with sponsors such as business organizations designed to provide practical experience in the field of concentration. Periodic reports and papers may be required. See internship guidelines.

BUS-498   Executive Seminar3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Seminars conducted by executives in residence or visiting executives on their industry or specific business. With the help of their advisors, participating students complete a research project related to their career interest and the topic of the seminar.

BUS-499   Business and Accounting Capstone3 credits

Prerequisites: ACC-222, BUS-270, BUS-325, BUS-330, BUS-350, BUS-360, and Senior standing

The Business Capstone course will provide opportunity for each student to integrate and apply all of what he/she has learned. As a true liberal arts capstone, students will need to draw on their knowledge of areas such as politics, culture,history, math and business, to analyze organizational situations and recommend effective solutions. Students will develop written analyses and practical solutions for organizational issues. Throughout the capstone experience,students will utilize simulations, case studies,individual research papers and team projects to learn how to be successful in twenty first century organizations.

BUS-499T   Special Topics in Business1 - 3 credits

Topics vary.