MBA - Accounting

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Master of Business Administration in Accounting Courses

BUS

501

SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

Three credit hours

This course focuses on general systems concepts and the systems management approach to organizations. Students acquire a greater understanding of the interdependence of and interrelationships between elements of a system and its environment. Selected organizational and managerial issues or problems are diagnosed from a system and organizational theory perspective, and solutions are developed that reflect a systemic outlook. Opportunities are provided for applying systems thinking to the students own career or work situation..

BUS

551

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: BUS 545

This course focuses on market segmentation, targeting, positioning, branding, pricing, delivering customer value, competing in cyberspace, leveraging databases, and considers the broad ramifications of marketing decisions.  It conveys how marketing has evolved and been transformed by forces such as globalization, de-regulation, privatization, consolidation, and the proliferation/diffusion of technology.  Students will develop both tactical and strategic skills by working on real-world, real-time products or services using market research, market segmentation approaches, life cycle management, and financial analysis.

BUS

600

POWER, ETHICS, AND SOCIETY

Three credit hours

This course examines the social, ethical, sustainability, and leadership responsibilities of systems managers in relation to the stakeholders affected by managerial decisions-especially customers, the work force, shareholders, and society (including government). Students examine the acquisition and use of power inside and outside the organization through contemporary cases.

BUS

624

OPERATIONS ANALYSIS

Three credit hours

This course deals with production and operational subsystems from the perspective of general and operations management. Operations analysis tools and methodology are presented in detail to assist in designing, planning, and controlling manufacturing and service operations. This course includes analysis and application of PERT/CPM, inventory control, queuing, and quality management.

BUS

630

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY

Three credit hours

The emphasis in this course is on developing international marketing strategies. Alternatives in product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies are discussed. Case studies are used extensively.

BUS

650

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Three credit hours

The traditional areas of corporate finance are studied from the perspective of decisions peculiar to a global corporation. These perspectives include dealing with multiple currencies, frequent exchange rate changes, differing rates of inflation, multiple money markets, segmented capital markets, constraints on ownership and the return of invested capital and earnings, and political risks of expropriation, nationalization, or counter- trade arrangements.


AMBA Electives

BUS

507

FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION

Three credit hours

A study of the federal income tax law, US Treasury regulations and IRS revenue rulings and court cases. A major emphasis of the course will be tax avoidance for the individual through tax planning. There will be a detailed study of actual personal federal tax forms and ethics will be stressed.

BUS

508

FEDERAL TAXATION: CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, ESTATE AND TRUSTS

Three credit hours

This course is a study of current federal tax laws applicable to corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Tax reporting, planning and research are an integral part of this study.

BUS

516

COST ACCOUNTING AND ANALYSIS

Three credit hours

A course which surveys the accounting requirements of internal organizational management with particular attention devoted to the costs capitalized in inventory. Defines and illustrates job order costing, process costing, standard costing, direct costing, cost-volume profit analysis, activity-based costing, budgeting, and control of decentralized operations.

BUS

518

GOVERNMENTAL AND NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING

Three credit hours

This course deals with financial accounting and reporting concepts, standards, and procedures applicable to:

1. state and local governments-including counties, cities, and school districts, as well as townships, villages, other special districts, and public authorities

2. the federal government; and

3. nonprofit and governmental universities, hospitals, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and other nonprofit (or not-for-profit) organizations.

Financial management and accountability considerations peculiar to government and nonprofit (G&NP) organizations are emphasized, and the distinctive aspects of auditing G&NP organizations are discussed.

BUS

519

PRINCIPLES OF AUDITING

Three credit hours

This course emphasizes auditing concepts and applications that enable students to understand the philosophy and environment in public accounting ethics, auditing standards, opinions on the financial statements.

BUS

520

ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

Three credit hours

A survey of information technology and its application to accounting issues. Students will solve problems using electronic spreadsheets, word processors, and the internet. Students will develop an understanding of the information gathering, data accumulation and reporting requirements of various accounting software programs.

BUS

521

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Three credit hours

A course dealing with special problems in accounting for business combinations and mergers. Students will be exposed to the different methods of accounting for investments on the books of the parent company. They will develop an understanding of the consolidation procedures that deal with the issues of the noncontrolling interests, intercompany sales, intercompany debt, ownership patterns, and income taxes. In addition, the related topics of business segment reporting, and foreign currency translation will be examined.

BUS

528

BUSINESS LAW

Three credit hours

A study of law applicable to commercial transactions, property, debtor and creditor relationships as well as wills and trusts. Recommended for accounting emphasis.

BUS

546

INTERMEDIATE FINANCE

Three credit hours

An advanced course covering selected topics in financial management such as financial analysis, forecasting, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, the cost of capital and dividend policies.

BUS

555

PRINCIPLES OF INVESTMENTS

Three credit hours

This course emphasizes techniques of security analysis, evaluation of portfolios and investment strategies including the use of derivatives.

BUS

558

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Three credit hours

A course designed to improve the students command of the English language in typical business writing, with analysis and writing of various types of business letters, and study of report writing, including collecting data, organization of material, writing style and various uses of reports in business and industry.

BUS

563

SEMINAR

Three credit hours

This course will be offered as needed to cover topics of interest, e.g., Financial Statement Analysis, Fraud Examination, etc. It is also available to any student wanting to study an accounting or finance elective topic at a more advanced level or for studying an accounting or finance topic that is not currently offered in the curriculum. It may be taken more than once for credit provided the subject matter is different.

BUS

565

RISK MANAGEMENT IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Three credit hours

The course examines various types of financial institutions (banks, investment companies, insurance companies, etc.), the risks (credit risk, market risk, interest rate risk, etc.) inherent in the assets and liabilities of those institutions, and the tools and techniques available for measuring and managing those risks including portfolio diversification, duration, Value at Risk models, and RAROC. Note:  This course satisfies the CPA Exam’s requirements for “other business courses” but does not satisfy any portion of the “accounting hours” requirement.

BUS

568

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

Three credit hours

This course will demonstrate the relevance of financial statement analysis and equip students with the analytical tools necessary for informed decision making.

BUS

578

PRINCIPLES OF FRAUD EXAMINATION

Three credit hours

This course is centered around understanding occupational fraud.  Who is the most likely perpetrator of fraud in the workplace?  Doesn't a strong set of internal controls stop fraud from happening?  What types of schemes do fraudsters commit?  What is the Fraud Triangle? You will find answers for these questions and many more as we navigate throughout the course materials.  The course culminates in the application of understanding workplace policies and how these policies help to prevent, detect or allow fraud to occur in the workplace.


AMBA Capstone

BUS

680

CONTROLLERSHIP

Three credit hours

An integrative course that examines the current issues facing today's financial managers. Students will learn how the various accounting sub-specialties and other business functional areas interact and affect both short- and long-term business decisions.

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