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Courses from the College of Business

     ACTG, BFIN, BUS, FIN, MGMT, & MKTG


ACTG 201   Principles of Financial Acct
ACTG 202 Principles of Managerial Acct
ACTG 220 Survey of Accounting
ACTG 223 Principles of Accounting II
ACTG 290R Undergraduate Research
ACTG 291 Special Topics
ACTG 292 Independent Study
ACTG 321R Acct Information Systems I
ACTG 327 Inter Fin Acct & Reporting I
ACTG 328 Inter Fin Acct & Reporting II
ACTG 401 Principles of Fed Tax-Indiv
ACTG 410 Cost/Mgmt Acct I
ACTG 411 Auditing I
ACTG 415 Govt & Nonprofit Acct I
ACTG 420 Cost/Mgmt Acct II
ACTG 421 Acct Information Systems II
ACTG 431 Tax Assistance
ACTG 436 Advanced Accounting
ACTG 441 Financial Statement Analysis
ACTG 490R Undergraduate Research
ACTG 491 Special Topics
ACTG 492 Independent Study
ACTG 494 Seminar
ACTG 498 Internship
ACTG 514 Fraud Examination
ACTG 515 Professional Services Mgmt
ACTG 521 Advanced Auditing
ACTG 524 International Accounting
ACTG 525 Acct Thry & Cmplx Issues
ACTG 526 Advanced Taxation
ACTG 527 Estate and Gift Taxation
ACTG 528 Legal Iss for Accts
ACTG 529 Research in Accounting
ACTG 530 Tax Research and Planning
ACTG 531 Tax Practicum
ACTG 532 Govt & Nonprofit Acct II
ACTG 536 Advanced Accounting
ACTG 575 Professional Paper and Project
ACTG 589 Graduate Consultation
ACTG 591 Special Topics
ACTG 592 Independent Study
ACTG 594 Seminar
ACTG 598 Internship

BFIN 205 Personal Finance
BFIN 290R Undergraduate Research
BFIN 291 Special Topics
BFIN 292 Independent Study
BFIN 322 Business Finance
BFIN 352 Intermediate Finance
BFIN 409 Intro to Applied Investing
BFIN 420 Investments I
BFIN 421 Real Estate Investmnt/Analysis
BFIN 441 Adv Analysis Finan Statements
BFIN 452 International Finance
BFIN 456 Fin Mgmt for the Entrepreneur
BFIN 457R Fin Markets AND Institutions
BFIN 458 Commercial Bank Management
BFIN 459 Current Topics
BFIN 466 Investments II
BFIN 490R Undergrad Research
BFIN 491 Special Topics
BFIN 492 Independent Study
BFIN 494 Seminar/Workshop
BFIN 498 Internship
BFIN 591 Special Topics
BFIN 592 Independent Study

BUS 101US First Year Seminar
BUS 201 Professional Communications
BUS 211 Business Software Applications
BUS 301 Mngmt and Organization
BUS 302 Career Perspectives
BUS 311 Information Systems
BUS 331 Operations Management
BUS 341 Principles of Marketing
BUS 361 Introduction to Law
BUS 474 Bus Senior Seminar

FIN 289R Undergrad Rsch/Instruction
FIN 457 Financial Inst & Markets I

MGMT 103 Supervision and Leadership
MGMT 204 Introduction to Business
MGMT 231IS Business Rsrch Methods
MGMT 245D Cultrl Dimen of Internat Bus
MGMT 291 Special Topics
MGMT 292 Independent Study
MGMT 314 Business Web Design
MGMT 315 Networks & Telecommunications
MGMT 366 Supervisory Management Skills
MGMT 402 Ldrshp in Bus Organization
MGMT 403 Human Resources Mgmt
MGMT 406 Negotiation/Dispute Resolution
MGMT 411 Computer Applications
MGMT 412 E-Commerce Design
MGMT 413 Contemporary Support Systems
MGMT 414 Data-Driven Web Services
MGMT 415 Mgmt of Information Technology
MGMT 433 Manage Quality & Productivity
MGMT 460 Business Tutorial
MGMT 461 Small Business Mgmt
MGMT 462 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 463 Entrepreneurial Experience
MGMT 464 International Management
MGMT 465 International Practicum
MGMT 466 Middle Management Skills
MGMT 468 Business Ethics & Society
MGMT 469 Com & Soc Entrepreneur
MGMT 472 Legal/Soc Frmwrk Bus
MGMT 473 Mod Mgmt of West Resources
MGMT 475R Management Practicum
MGMT 490R Undergraduate Research
MGMT 491 Special Topics
MGMT 492 Independent Study
MGMT 494 Seminar
MGMT 498 Internship
MGMT 505 Strat Mgmt/Tech Innov
MGMT 591 Special Topics
MGMT 592 Independent Study

MKTG 241 Sales
MKTG 242D Intro to Int'l Business
MKTG 291 Special Topics
MKTG 292 Independent Study
MKTG 342R Marketing Research
MKTG 343 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 441 International Marketing
MKTG 443 Promotion
MKTG 444 Retail Management
MKTG 445 Professional Selling
MKTG 446 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
MKTG 447 Marketing Mix Design
MKTG 449 Marketing Management
MKTG 490R Undergraduate Research
MKTG 491 Special Topics
MKTG 492 Independent Study
MKTG 494 Seminar
MKTG 498 Internship
MKTG 591 Special Topics
MKTG 592 Independent Study

ACTG 201 Principles of Financial Acct
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: M 121 or M Placement Test.
-- An introduction to the principles of financial accounting for students of all business curricula. Specific topics include key accounting concepts, accounting transaction recording, financial statement preparation, accounting systems overview, business entity structures and financial statement analysis.

ACTG 202 Principles of Managerial Acct
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 201, and BUS 211 as pre- or co-requisite.
-- An introduction to the principles of managerial accounting. The majority of the semester will address managerial accounting, the process of providing information to managers for use in planning, control and decision making. Managerial accounting topics include product costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, and decision analysis tools. The managerial accounting coverage will be preceded by a brief continuation of study of selected principles of financial accounting.

ACTG 220 Survey of Accounting
On Demand
-- A survey of the basic accounting model, accounting records, recording business transactions, preparation and analysis of financial statements, and elementary income tax issues in a small business environment. This course is intended for non-business majors and may not substitute for any required business course.

ACTG 223 Principles of Accounting II
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 201.
-- A continuation of the financial accounting topics introduced in ACTG 201. The course helps students learn how to prepare and analyze financial statements, and understand the role that accounting plays in business decisions. Additional topics include: stock and bond investments, cash flow reporting, and a study of the conceptual framework and process by which accounting standards are established.

ACTG 290R Undergraduate Research
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

ACTG 291 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ACTG 292 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

ACTG 321R Acct Information Systems I
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 223 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- A study of how organizations capture, record, store, protect, analyze, and report accounting information. Topics include business processes, transaction processing, internal controls, data security, systems documentation, information technology, and software applications.

ACTG 327 Inter Fin Acct & Reporting I
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 223 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- An in-depth study of the theory of financial accounting and reporting and its application to: cash, current and long-term receivables, inventories, plant assets, natural resources, intangible assets, asset impairments, current liabilities, long-term debt, and contingencies. Fair value concepts, present value measurements, and comparisons between US and international accounting standards will be incorporated.

ACTG 328 Inter Fin Acct & Reporting II
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 327. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. A study of stockholders' equity, dilutive securities, earnings per share, investments, revenue recognition, deferred income taxes, pensions, leases, accounting changes, error analysis, the statement of cash flows and full disclosure in financial accounting.

ACTG 401 Principles of Fed Tax-Indiv
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202 or ACTG 223. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Federal income taxes as applied to individuals and their businesses with emphasis on income and expense recognition, individual taxation, property transactions, investments, compensation, retirements, home ownership, tax research and tax return preparation.

ACTG 410 Cost/Mgmt Acct I
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 327 and ACTG 202. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Focus on cost accounting concepts, with emphasis on developing and evaluating information that management needs to plan, make key decisions, and monitor business performance. Key topics include cost typology and behavior and how each impacts decision-making process and product costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, flexible budgeting, incremental decision analysis, and performance evaluation.

ACTG 411 Auditing I
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Practice and theory of auditing financial statements. A study of most of the major activities performed during the conduct of a financial statement audit, from client acceptance to issuance of an audit report.

ACTG 415 Govt & Nonprofit Acct I
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- A study of the accounting principles and financial reporting unique to the governmental and not-for-profit sectors of the U.S. economy.

ACTG 420 Cost/Mgmt Acct II
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 410 For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Advanced topics in cost/managerial accounting. This course examines cost and managerial accounting issues from both technical and applied perspectives. Students will utilize cost accounting and decision analysis tools to evaluate the impacts of managerial decision making.

ACTG 421 Acct Information Systems II
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and completion of ACTG 321 or BUS 311. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Contemporary issues in information systems. Emphasis on the practical application of information technology to improve business efficiency and effectiveness.

ACTG 431 Tax Assistance
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 401. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Development of knowledge, skills, and organizational methods needed to prepare Federal and State income tax returns. Preparation of income tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

ACTG 436 Advanced Accounting
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting pertaining to business combinations and consolidated financial statements, accounting for partnerships and related business forms, foreign currency transactions and financial statement translations, and other advanced accounting topics.

ACTG 441 Financial Statement Analysis
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 327. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business. Cross-listed with FIN 453.
-- Analysis with emphasis on how managers' investing and financing decisions have financial statement implications. Coverage includes: revenue-recognition methods, cash flow analysis, ratios, inventory analysis, capitalizing vs. expensing, depreciation, leasing vs. buying, and overall financial health and earnings quality of the firm.

ACTG 490R Undergraduate Research
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

ACTG 491 Special Topics
On Demand
Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ACTG 492 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course. May be repeated.

ACTG 494 Seminar
On Demand
Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level that are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ACTG 498 Internship
On Demand
Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Formal admission to the College of Business and consent of the instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ACTG 514 Fraud Examination
On demand
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 411 and admission to MPAc Program or consent of instructor.
-- An overview of fraud examination, including the extent and nature of fraud, motivations of perpetrators, fraud symptoms, legal issues, as well as methods of detection, investigation, and prevention of various asset misappropriation schemes and fraudulent financial statements.

ACTG 515 Professional Services Mgmt
On demand
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the MPAc program or consent of instructor.
-- This course is designed to expose students to the internal operations and client management efforts of professional services organizations and providers, with a particular focus on accounting firms. Topics include managing service relationships, service firm structure and the service-profit chain.

ACTG 521 Advanced Auditing
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 411 and admission to MPAc Program.
-- An in-depth analysis of contemporary auditing and assurance theory, statistical sampling, internal control, and audit evidence.

ACTG 524 International Accounting
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328 and admission to MPAc Program.
-- Introduction to international accounting with special emphasis on four major topics: 1) accounting systems as expressions of cultural, political, and ideological forces, 2) comparative international accounting patterns, 3) efforts to harmonize international accounting standards world wide, and 4) accounting issues faced by multinational corporations.

ACTG 525 Acct Thry & Cmplx Issues
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328 and Admission to MPAc Program.
-- A study of complex financial accounting issues and the underlying theoretical rationale. Key topics include derivative financial instruments, hedge accounting, elements of the other comprehensive income, sale-leaseback transactions, consignment accounting, and troubled debt restructuring.

ACTG 526 Advanced Taxation
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 401 and admission to MPAc Program or consent of instructor.
-- How tax laws affect Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and other business entities. In addition, the tax laws applicable to estates and trusts, state taxes and multi-jurisdictional issues are explored. Tax reporting, tax planning, and tax research skills are emphasized.

ACTG 527 Estate and Gift Taxation
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 401 and admission to MPAc Program or consent of instructor.
-- Study of the federal tax law and incidental property and probate law as it relates to the taxation of gifts and estates. Emphasis is placed upon planning techniques for minimizing estate and gift taxes and providing liquidity for their payment.

ACTG 528 Legal Iss for Accts
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 361 or equivalent and admission to MPAc Program.
-- Analysis of legal issues for accounting students, including debtor/creditor law, bankruptcy, securities regulation, antitrust, employment regulation, uniform commercial code and real property. Course includes significant written work and oral presentations.

ACTG 529 Research in Accounting
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328 and admission to MPAc Program.
-- A project-oriented seminar that focuses on developing tools for researching, developing and communicating defensible solutions to accounting issues and problems of the type likely to be encountered throughout a professional career in accounting

ACTG 530 Tax Research and Planning
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 401 and admission to MPAc program or consent of instructor.
-- Tax problem solving through study and application of tax research, planning methods, and techniques, as well as, development of tax practitioner communication skills.

ACTG 531 Tax Practicum
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 401 and concurrent enrollment in ACTG 526 or consent of instructor.
-- How the broad principles of taxation affect individuals, corporations, partnerships, S-corporations, estates, and trusts. Students apply their knowledge by assisting low income individuals with their tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

ACTG 532 Govt & Nonprofit Acct II
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 415 and admission to MPAc Program or consent of instructor.
-- An in-depth study of the uniquely different characteristics of accounting and financial reporting for the governmental and not-for-profit sectors of the U.S. economy.

ACTG 536 Advanced Accounting
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 328 and admission to MPAc Program or consent of instructor.
-- The theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting pertaining to business combinations and consolidated financial statements, accounting for partnerships and related business forms, foreign currency transactions and financial statement translations, and other advanced accounting topics.

ACTG 575 Professional Paper and Project
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

ACTG 589 Graduate Consultation
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and Thesis if on a Thesis Plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

ACTG 591 Special Topics
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ACTG 592 Independent Study
On Demand
Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ACTG 594 Seminar
On demand
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the MPAc program.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level that are not covered in regular graduate courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ACTG 598 Internship
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field


BFIN 205 Personal Finance
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Completion of University Core mathematics course.
-- Financial concepts as they apply to daily life. Basics of consumer credit, personal investment, insurance, and personal financial planning. This course may not substitute for any required business course.

BFIN 290R Undergraduate Research
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative projects. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

BFIN 291 Special Topics
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 292 Independent Study
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BFIN 322 Business Finance
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and ECNS 204; M 161 or STAT 216; and ACTG 201 or ACTG 220.
-- Study of the principles of finance with emphasis on the application and integration of financial concepts in decision making.

BFIN 352 Intermediate Finance
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal Admission to the College of Business.
-- In-depth extension of financial management topics introduced in BFIN 322. Topics include: risk, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, ethical and professional standards for finance professionals, and quantitative methods essential for effective financial analysis.

BFIN 409 Intro to Applied Investing
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
COREQUISITE: BFIN 322
-- Students gain hands-on experience by managing a real portfolio, thereby learning how to transact in securities, how the securities business operates, and how to apply various techniques and theories of finance.

BFIN 420 Investments I
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Course provides foundation for students to comprehend the objectives, policies, concepts, analyses, techniques, practices, and theories in investments, both within the U.S. financial markets and globally.
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BFIN 421 Real Estate Investmnt/Analysis
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322 or permission of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- To prepare students for careers in real estate, construction lending, real estate valuation, acquisition and asset management, and market and investment analysis. Much of the course material is also applicable to personal financial planning.

BFIN 441 Adv Analysis Finan Statements
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352 (required for finance option students) or ACTG 327. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business. Cross-listed with ACTG 441.
-- Analysis with emphasis on how managers' investing and financing decisions have financial statement implications. Coverage includes: revenue recognition methods, cash flow analysis, ratios, inventory analysis, capitalization vs. expensing, depreciation, leasing vs. buying, and overall financial health and earnings quality of the firm.

BFIN 452 International Finance
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Focuses on the risks associated with financial management of a multinational company. Topics include: financial problems of multinational businesses, international financial environments, long-term capital commitments to international ventures, financial techniques for firm operation, and international investing.

BFIN 456 Fin Mgmt for the Entrepreneur
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Study of corporate finance issues confronting entrepreneurial firms. Focus is on financial forecasting and assessing financial needs. Students utilize fundamental financial principles to make small-business decisions. Topics include: strategic financing, financing alternatives, financial contracting, venture valuation, real options, and risk-sharing.

BFIN 457R Fin Markets AND Institutions
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Builds upon basic financial principles by developing a sound understanding of why financial institutions and markets exist, what they do, and how financial risk is managed most effectively. Focuses on applied analysis of financial institution risk, market operation, and products.

BFIN 458 Commercial Bank Management
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Management of commercial banks and similar depository institutions, emphasizing the measurement and control of risk in asset and liability management. Course includes issues in contemporary banking.

BFIN 459 Current Topics
On Demand May be repeated. Max 6 credits
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352, BFIN 441, BFIN 420, BFIN 457, and senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Investigation of key issues which will determine future practices in finance.

BFIN 466 Investments II
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 420. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Security and portfolio analyses, using fundamental and technical indicators, with evaluation of financial and economic environments. In-depth study of stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Risk hedging for both individual investors and portfolio managers, using analyses of embedded risk and returns.

BFIN 490R Undergrad Research
On Demand
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BFIN 491 Special Topics
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 492 Independent Study
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of Associate Dean. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
--Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BFIN 494 Seminar/Workshop
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Topics offered at the upper-division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

BFIN 498 Internship
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, formal admission to the College of Business, and consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field. Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BFIN 591 Special Topics
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Upper-division courses and others as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 592 Independent Study
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.


BUS 101US First Year Seminar
Offered Fall Semesters
-- Introduction to business concepts, careers, and the culture of professionalism. This freshman seminar introduces students to the principal areas of business including accounting, finance, management, and marketing, while emphasizing ethics, written and oral communication, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.

BUS 201 Professional Communications
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Completion of University Seminar and Writing University Core Requirement.
-- Recognizing and creating effective approaches and styles for written, oral, and nonverbal communications appropriate to organizational situation, nature of message, and audience. Course addresses professional document and presentation designs, choices of media, and tones for individual and organizational communications.

BUS 211 Business Software Applications
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Placement exam or CAPP 120 and a minimal math competency of M 121.
-- Focuses on best business practices with word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database software. Emphasis on producing and evaluating effective and efficient information designs with applications in finance, accounting, marketing, and management.

BUS 301 Mngmt and Organization
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
--A survey of contemporary research-based concepts relevant to management and organization including topics such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, organizational design, communication, decision making, entrepreneurship, diversity, and ethics.

BUS 302 Career Perspectives
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 201. This course is limited to College of Business students.
-- This highly interactive course helps students manage their career planning for business-related fields with an emphasis on pro-active career exploration and planning. Topics include self-assessment, researching career information, understanding the job search process, interviewing skills, and professionalism.

BUS 311 Information Systems
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, BUS 211, and ACTG 201.
-- A survey of the uses of information in organizational management, with emphasis on strategic systems and systems to support managerial decision making. Students apply concepts in practical application projects using currently available software.

BUS 331 Operations Management
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and BUS 211.
-- Introduction to the topics and methods of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to critical thinking, business analyses and computer modeling. Application areas include accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

BUS 341 Principles of Marketing
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. ECNS 202, M 161, and STAT 216.
-- Marketing management decision-making in the product, price, promotion, and distribution areas. The behavioral, legal, ethical, competitive, technological, and economic environments as they affect decisions in the domestic and international organization.

BUS 361 Introduction to Law
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- American legal institutions, constitutional law, federalism, and roles and processes of the branches of government. Concentration on aspects of contract law and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Survey of law of torts, employment, agency, and business organizations.

BUS 474 Bus Senior Seminar
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, Formal admission to the College of Business, and completion of BUS 301, BUS 302, BUS 311, BUS 331, BUS 341, BUS 351, and BUS 361. This course is taken the last or next-to-last semester prior to graduation.
-- Senior capstone course. Policy, strategy, and ethics will be addressed in this integrative senior capstone courses.


FIN 289R Undergrad Rsch/Instruction
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Classroom instruction associated with directed undergraduate research/creative activity projects. May be repeated.

FIN 457 Financial Inst & Markets I
Offered Fall Semesters;3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: FIN 352. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Builds upon basic financial principles by developing a sound understanding of why financial institutions and markets exist, what they do, and how financial risk is managed most effectively. Focuses on applied analysis of financial institution risk, market operation, and products.


MGMT 103 Supervision and Leadership
On Demand
-- Management principles as they apply to first-line supervision and to the function of leadership and motivation in any organization. This course may not substitute for any required business course.

MGMT 204 Introduction to Business
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Explores the application of business principles and functions including forms of business ownership, management and leadership, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and social responsibility. Intended for students transferring into the College of Business and non-majors interested in business.

MGMT 231IS Business Rsrch Methods
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216, and BUS 211 as pre- or co-requisite.
-- Introduction to the methods of knowledge and knowing regarding business activities and business organizations. Focused on disciplined inquiry using statistics and quantitative analysis; providing the intellectual foundation for further exploration of the business discipline.

MGMT 245D Cultrl Dimen of Internat Bus
On Demand
-- The course will help students recognize the importance cultural differences play in conducting international business transactions. They will analyze the nature and impact of some common problems resulting from not understanding how to deal appropriately with cultural differences.

MGMT 291 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MGMT 292 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course

MGMT 314 Business Web Design
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 311. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Students acquire skills necessary to create and implement effective business web sites. Best practices in web site design, HTML, CSS, host site selection and introductory programming are covered. Project-based course includes creating web sites for businesses or non-profit organizations.

MGMT 315 Networks & Telecommunications
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 311. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Students acquire skills necessary to understand the role that telecommunications play in organizations, how networks facilitate competitive advantage, and how to integrate technology into a corporate culture. Students create business cases for value-adding networks and telecommunications systems.

MGMT 366 Supervisory Management Skills
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Junior Standing, BUS 301. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
COREQUISITE or PREREQUISITE: BUS 361.
-- An applied management course that will build the foundational knowledge and skills required by first line supervisors and newly appointed managers. The course deals with issues including personality, communication, creative problem solving and motivation. The course emphasizes analysis that informs value-adding actions in response to typical challenges confronting first-line supervisors.

MGMT 402 Ldrshp in Bus Organization
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 301 or permission of the instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Theories, issues, and current topics related to the emergence and effectiveness of leaders, with focus on leadership behaviors and processes in business organizations. Emphasis placed on examination of how individual and organizational leadership capacity is developed.

MGMT 403 Human Resources Mgmt
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 301 and BUS 361. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The functions and tools used in procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources and their impact on the effective attainment of organizational goals.

MGMT 406 Negotiation/Dispute Resolution
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 301 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Introduction to negotiation theories and skills to help students practice and improve this essential area of business and personal competence. Taught primarily through discussion and in-class exercises that allow students to gain experience and confidence as negotiators.

MGMT 411 Computer Applications
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: ACCT 325 or BUS 311. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Business applications for computers. Accounting inventory, planning, and financial analysis are among the topics covered. End-user programming and prototyping will be emphasized.

MGMT 412 E-Commerce Design
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 311. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Study of methods and tools a system analyst uses in development of e-commerce web sites including best practices and performance metrics. Design done on networked microcomputers. Final solutions presented orally, in writing, and on the web.

MGMT 413 Contemporary Support Systems
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 311. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Integrates theory, application and development of information systems to support managerial decision making in semi-structured and unstructured situations. Considers spreadsheet, expert system, and/or web-based software applications to support decision making. Uses cases and project-based assignments.

MGMT 414 Data-Driven Web Services
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: MGMT 314. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Design and create data-driven, web-based applications commonly found in electronic-commerce applications by combining database design and use with interactive web site creation.

MGMT 415 Mgmt of Information Technology
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: MGMT 411, MGMT 412, and BUS 301. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Course integrates content from the courses in the Management of Information Technology minor. The course will unite the technical knowledge and skills acquired by students with behavioral knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage business applications of information technology.

MGMT 433 Manage Quality & Productivity
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: BUS 331. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- An in-depth study of the theoretical foundations of quality management along with applications of the quantitative and qualitative tools used in improving organizational quality and productivity. Coverage will include the principles promoted by major quality experts and a review of the requirements for corporate quality certification.

MGMT 460 Business Tutorial
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: By application. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Provides selected upper-division students an opportunity to develop leadership and mentoring skills through involvement with the BUS 101US First Year Seminar course. Student Associates work closely with faculty to enhance the academic, cultural, and social experiences of students in the seminar course.

MGMT 461 Small Business Mgmt
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202, BUS 301, BUS 341, BFIN 322, and Senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Focus on the process of starting and managing a small business, with an emphasis on businesses owned and operated by one individual or family. Topics covered will include typical funding sources and all phases of small business management from startup to exit.

MGMT 462 Entrepreneurship
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202, BUS 301, BFIN 322, and Senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Evaluation of small business entrepreneurial opportunities, start-up problems, tax aspects, legal forms, forecasts, feasibility studies, venture financing, and promotion. Students develop own business plans.

MGMT 463 Entrepreneurial Experience
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202, BUS 301, BUS 341, BFIN 322 and Senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
Non-Business majors may register with permission of instructor.
-- Real-world experience in projects that will assist area entrepreneurs. Students will work with these new ventures to solve their management, marketing, finance and other business problems. The content of the problems will depend on the situation of the client businesses.

MGMT 464 International Management
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: MKTG 242, BUS 301 and senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Description of the challenges which the global context poses to business managers. Examination of the elements of international environments and illustration of their effects on management practices and how management deals with such forces.

MGMT 465 International Practicum
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: By application. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Intensive study of culture, customs, politics, history, and business practices of another country. Program culminates with extended visit to location for lectures, and other relevant activities.

MGMT 466 Middle Management Skills
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 301. Junior Standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
--An applied management course that will build the knowledge and skills required by middle managers. The course deals with issues including the use of teams and teamwork, employee empowerment, conflict, negotiation and ethics. The course emphasizes analysis that informs value-adding actions in response to typical challenges confronting middle managers.

MGMT 468 Business Ethics & Society
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing or permission of the instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The relationship between business and society in the social, ethical and natural environment. A focus on issues of business responsibility and ethics with emphasis on practical business problems of leadership and accountability.

MGMT 469 Com & Soc Entrepreneur
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing or permission of the instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Engages students in the application of entrepreneurial thinking and business strategies to address community and societal issues. Students develop and strengthen their understanding of business principles, leadership skills and management capacities as related to effective nonprofit management.

MGMT 472 Legal/Soc Frmwrk Bus
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: BUS 361 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Study of legal and social basis for government regulation of business. Topics include environmental regulation, employment and labor law, securities regulation, antitrust, and international trade. Students research and make class presentation on regulatory issues.

MGMT 473 Mod Mgmt of West Resources
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: BUS 361 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Study of the decision making process of managers of large tracts of Western land. Real world cases will be used to explore the variables impacting their decision such as: production versus subdivisions, conservation easements, inheritance taxes and wildlife based business plans.

MGMT 475R Management Practicum
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing or permission of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Teams do major project such as substantive community service project, research paper, small business experience case, business plan, or strategic analysis. Practical experience with project and/or team management where performance is measured by delivered product. No credit for previous experience.

MGMT 490R Undergraduate Research
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

MGMT 491 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MGMT 492 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of Associate Dean. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

MGMT 494 Seminar
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Topics offered at the upper-division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

MGMT 498 Internship
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, Formal Admission to the College of Business, and consent of the instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

MGMT 505 Strat Mgmt/Tech Innov
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Business, Engineering or Agriculture or consent of instructor
-- To prepare students to strategically manage the innovation of technology by bringing together students from several disciplines and have them work together to integrate strategy and technology. The students will be given cases and other problems throughout the semester that require them to use and integrate these concepts.

MGMT 591 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper-division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MGMT 592 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis


MKTG 241 Sales
On Demand
-- Principles of sales for non-business majors. Focus is on selling in retail and service environments. This course may not substitute for any required business course.

MKTG 242D Intro to Int'l Business
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Introduces topics of globalization: differences in political economies, culture, legal systems, and ethical standards; international trade laws; issues in foreign direct investment trade alliances; global economic, financial, marketing, and human resource challenges; and organizational and strategic issues for international business.

MKTG 291 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MKTG 292 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

MKTG 342R Marketing Research
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: STAT 217 or MGMT 231; and BUS 341. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The application of scientific research methods to marketing problems. The emphasis is on survey design and data analysis for market segmentation studies.

MKTG 343 Consumer Behavior
F, S
PREREQUISITE: BUS 341. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Application of behavioral sciences to understanding human behavior in the market place. Emphasis on culture and subculture, social class, reference group, family, attitudes, perception, motivation, personality, and learning theory on consumer and marketing management decisions.

MKTG 441 International Marketing
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 341 and MKTG 242. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- International economic, financial, cultural, political, and legal environment; marketing research, market segmentation and positioning issues analyzed primarily from a global perspective. Global strategies and organizational designs described and analyzed as related to foreign market entry, sourcing, product development, pricing, promotion, logistics and distribution, and export-import management.

MKTG 443 Promotion
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, BUS 341. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Explores the use of advertising, sales promotion, Internet, electronic media, and personal selling as methods for promoting goods and services. Taught from the perspective of the marketing manager, with emphasis on the theory, strategy, and tactics of promotion.

MKTG 444 Retail Management
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, BUS 341. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The application of marketing theory to retail management problems. Topics include structure of the retail industry and nature of competition; merchandise planning, budgeting and control; and pricing and location theory.

MKTG 445 Professional Selling
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 341. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Personal selling techniques applied to outside sales. Sales organization including structure, training, motivation, and compensation. Evaluation of sales goals and individual performance.

MKTG 446 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: BUS 341. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Examines the unique marketing challenges faced by start-up organizations. New firms are often resource constrained. As a result, penetrating markets dominated by larger competitors with new and innovative products and services requires different marketing tactics. Markets are undefined and establishing primary demand for a new product category may be required.

MKTG 447 Marketing Mix Design
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, BUS 341 and approval of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Student teams will apply their expertise in marketing to practical business problems encountered by firms in the community and surrounding area. The problems have their basis in any of the marketing mix elements such as identifying market potential, developing a promotional campaign, or development of a new product.

MKTG 449 Marketing Management
F, S
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, MKTG 342, MKTG 443 and MKTG 445. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The content of previous marketing courses is applied using the case method to solve marketing problems. Emphasis is on marketing strategy and implementation.

MKTG 490R Undergraduate Research
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

MKTG 491 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MKTG 492 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

MKTG 494 Seminar
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Topics offered at the upper-division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

MKTG 498 Internship
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business and consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

MKTG 591 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper-division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MKTG 592 Independent Study
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

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