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Business (BUS)

College of Business Administration

BUS 099 International Exchange Study/Research (V) Study overseas in an approved international exchange or similar program. Repeatable four times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent of academic adviser.

BUS 209 Written Communication in Business (3) An interactive writing class stressing persuasive writing in the context of memos, letters, and business reports. A-F only. Pre: ACC 201 and ENG 100. Students may not earn credit for both BUS 209 and ENG 209.

BUS 250 Applied Math in Business (3) The algebra and geometry of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Mathematics of finance—annuities, perpetuities, present value. Derivatives, graphical analysis, mathematical models as applied to business. Selected coverage of algebra, geometry, and calculus emphasizing business applications and decision making. Pre: two years high school algebra and one year plane geometry. FS

BUS 310 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions (3) Problem recognition and formulation; stress on cross-disciplinary complex problem solving and communication; computer intensive. Coverage of descriptive statistics, probability and hypothesis testing with emphasis on quality, productivity, and regression analysis. Must be taken in first semester of BBA program. Pre: MATH 241 or equivalent. DS

BUS 311 Information Systems for Global Business Environment (3) Skills and strategies for using external information resources applied to local and global business issues; advanced skills in computer-based analytical techniques and information management; impact of information technology on business operations. Must be taken in first semester of BBA program. Pre: ICS 101 or equivalent, or consent.

BUS 312 Principles of Marketing (3) Concepts, problems, and opportunities in marketing within its competitive, political-legal, economic, social and global environments. Social responsibility and ethics. Marketing research. Consumer and business-to-business segmentation and positioning. Strategic marketing planning. Students may not earn credit for BUS 312 and TIM 304.

BUS 313 Economic and Financial Environment of Global Business (3) International trade, financial flows, and direct investment. Public and private institutions including government policies and capital markets. Emphasis on Asia Pacific issues, with attention to the cultural differences among countries. Must be taken in first year of BBA program. DS

BUS 314 Business Finance (3) Introduction to the theory and practice of financial management: analysis and decision making for asset management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend policy. Prerequisite for all other finance courses. Pre: ACC 202 or consent.

BUS 315 Global Management and Organizational Behavior (3) Analysis of theories and concepts underlying domestic and global organizational management, including behavioral and personnel issues. Emphasis on leadership, team-work, cultural differences in the Asia Pacific region. Prerequisite to all other advanced management courses. Students may not receive credit for BUS 315 and TIM 303. Pre: PSY 100 or SOC 100.

BUS 345 Strategic Management (3) Applications of strategy to domestic and global business problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Emphasis on Asia Pacific business, assessment of risk, integration of all business core disciplines. Extensive writing expected. Pre: all core courses and graduating senior standing.

BUS 367 Business Study Abroad (V) Study abroad experience emphasizing international business issues. Course content varies depending on where the course is taught and by which professor. Course qualifies as an international business elective. Repeatable four times.

BUS 395 (Alpha) Internship (V) On-the-job experience in the business community. Term paper and meetings with faculty adviser required. (C) accounting; (D) MIS; (F) finance; (G) management; (I) international business; (K) marketing; (M) human resource management; (R) real estate. CR/NC only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent and RE 300 for (R) only.

BUS 477 Dynamics of Asian Finance (6) Analysis of selected key industries of Asian countries: business/economic trends, shifting product mix, technological changes, joint ventures, international competition, and productivity strategy, including contrasting management styles, worker/management relationships, and decision-making processes under different cultural settings. Industry observations conducted in Asian countries for three weeks during the summer. Pre: 6 credit hours of economics or business, PAMI participant, or consent.

BUS 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment required for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.

BUS 610 (Alpha) Analytical Tools for the MBA (2) Integrative course providing foundation skills in business. (B) accounting tools for the MBA; (C) statistical tools for the MBA; (D) economic tools for the MBA. 610B, 610C, and 610D must be taken concurrently. A-F only.

BUS 613 (Alpha) Organization and External Environments of Asia-Pacific Business (3) Integrative course covering, from an Asia-Pacific cross-cultural perspective, the organizational behavior in business settings along with the external and technological business environment. (B) organizational behavior; (C) external environment of Asia-Pacific business. 613B and 613C must be taken concurrently. A-F only. Pre: 610B, 610C, and 610D (or concurrent).

BUS 616 Managerial Accounting for the MBA (3) Accounting tools for business professionals focusing on decision making, planning and control; costing of business activities. A-F only. Pre: BUS 610B, 610C and 610D.

BUS 617 Managerial Finance for the MBA (3) Financial management theories and tools for business professionals; asset management; capital budgeting; capital structure and dividend policies. A-F only. Pre: BUS 610B, 610C and 610D.

BUS 618 Marketing Management (3) Concepts and issues in marketing within the global environment of business. Ethical dimensions and social responsibilities. Market research; consumer segmentation and positioning. Strategic marketing planning. A-F only. Pre: BUS 610B, 610C and 610D (or concurrent).

BUS 619 Information Technology for Management (3) Impact of information technologies on business operations and strategies in organizations. Advances in technologies (databases, multimedia, networking). Ethical and social issues. A-F only. Pre: BUS 610B, 610C and 610D (or concurrent).

BUS 660 Business Policy and Strategy (3) Integration of learning through analysis of comprehensive business problems, resolution of policy issues, and the study of competitive strategies in the international setting. Pre: all required MBA courses.

BUS 667 Business Study Abroad (V) Study abroad experience emphasizing international business issues. Course content varies depending on course of study and educational institution selected. Course qualifies as an international business elective(s). Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: business core or permission of Assistant Dean.

BUS 677 Field Study in Asia (6) Industry observations conducted entirely in Asian countries for three and a half weeks. Pre: consent.

BUS 695 Internships (V) On-the-job experience in the business community. Project paper and meetings with faculty adviser required. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

BUS 696 (Alpha) Field Studies in the Enterprise (3) Comprehensive study of (B) audit of existing organizations. Problems and solutions, or feasibility, of personally experienced organizations, as opposed to text case studies. Pre: 660.

BUS 696C Entrepreneurship (3)

BUS 699 Directed Reading and Research (V) Outline (including methodology or sources, results expected and means of measurement) must be prepared by student and approved by supervisor and chair of graduate programs before registration.

BUS 700 Thesis Research (V) Required for Plan A candidates only; 6 credit hours required, 1 of which must be taken during semester in which degree is awarded.

BUS 705 Seminar in International Management (V) Course introduces students to research and teaching at the university. Course covers topics of research including research projects currently underway by CBA faculty, advanced PhD students, distinguished visiting faculty, and research contemplated by new PhD students. Repeatable. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

BUS 800 Dissertation Research (V) Repeatable. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.