Courses

The course presents an overview of the obligations and restraints imposed by law on businesses, as well as the rights and opportunities which are conferred. Students will gain insights into the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the application of legal rules to resolve different issues.

Credit Hours: 3

In the era of global competitiveness, this course addresses the principles and management challenges associated with production, including manufacturing and the creation of value-added services. The framework for analysis will include total quality systems such as Lean, Six Sigma, and TPS.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

The course studies the business activities that support the flow of products, supplies, and raw materials throughout the supply chain. Topics include inventory control, corporate traffic management, warehousing, packaging, materials handling, and procurement. Customer service quality and leading-edge logistics practices are emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

The nature of money, monetary standards, the commercial banking system; the Federal Reserve; monetary theory and policy; fiscal policy.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ECO 101, ECO 102

An in-depth examination of theory of consumer behavior, production cost, and the pricing of goods.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 101, ECO 102

A comprehensive study of the preparation and use of financial reports for business decisions and the role of accounting standards in the international business community. Activities that may be included in the course are ethical issues in business decisions, financial information on the Internet, research papers, group projects, class presentations, and computer spreadsheets.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ACC 112

A continuation of the methodology developed in FIN 320. Actual financial problems confronting business concerns are analyzed. Case method is used to apply principles developed in managerial finance to situations involving administration of the valuation of future cash flows, risk and return, options, dividends, short and long-term financing, new public offerings, and the cost of capital.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

This course integrates both traditional lecture and textbook learning with a hands-on interactive stock trading portfolio simulation to cover corporate performance and its effects on outstanding securities. Economic management and corporate financial factors are discussed as they affect specific security issues. The theories and techniques to achieve superior selection and management of securities portfolios will be studied and problems of timing and strategies as they relate to various economic conditions.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

The study of the balance of payments, determination of exchange rates and parity relationships, and management of exchange rate risks, capital budgeting, working capital management and investments in a global environment.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

The course is an introduction to the analysis and use of derivative securities, such as options, futures, forwards and swaps. Topics covered will include arbitrage, Binomial and Black Scholes pricing models, hedging, swaps and the increasingly critical role of derivatives in the financial system. The class will emphasize financial model building and simulation using real time market data. 

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320, MAT 107, MAT 111 Preferred