BUS 1005 PERSONAL FINANCE
Four hours. An overview of personal and family financial planning with an emphasis on financial record-keeping, spending, budgeting, tax planning, consumer credit, buying decisions, purchasing insurance, selecting investments, and retirement and estate planning.
BUS 3160 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
Four hours. Prerequisites: ECO 2205 (Interdisciplinary majors/minors are eligible for prerequisite substitutions or waivers). Marketing principles, functions, organizations, methods, and problems involved in the exchange process known as marketing; a managerial perspective that revolves around the marketing concept and the marketing mix. Gen Ed: Ql
BUS 3320 APPLIED STATISTICS OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Four hours. Same as ECO 3320. Prerequisite: MAT 2022 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor. Mathematical statistical tools for managerial analysis, research, and decision making, data collection and presentation, multivariable hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series analysis, forecasting, decision analysis, inventory management, modeling and simulation, and project management. Gen Ed: Qn
BUS 3453 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Planning and controlling sources and uses of a firm’s funds. Includes capital budgeting, dividend policies, determination of optimal capital structure, and internal vs. external financing of expansion.
BUS 3455 FINANCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3453. Study and analysis of the financial planning process including client interactions, assessment of investor risk profiles, construction of comprehensive personal financial statements and financial plans, ethics and responsibilities of professional financial planners, and the regulation of the financial services industry.
BUS 3670 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. This course presents the fundamentals of financial risk management. It provides a realistic and conceptually motivated overview of risk management for global corporations. Techniques to identify, measure and manage financial risk including use of futures, options, swaps, real options, financial engineering, value-at-risk and other risk measures are studied and applied.
BUS 4188 INVESTMENTS
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3453. Emphasis from standpoint of individual investor in corporate and government securities; investment objectives; appraisal of investment risks; valuation of securities; portfolio management.
For a complete list of BUS courses, see Business Administration
BUS 4205 SPREADSHEET MODELING AND QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS DECISIONS
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS/ECO 3320 and BUS 3453. The course provides a complete and modern treatment of management science methodology and the use of spreadsheet applications. Topics include decision theory, linear programming, network analysis, transpiration & assignment, PERT/CPM, forecasting, inventory control and queuing theory.
BUS 4255 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3125 and ACC 2112. Examination of the international financial environment of business. Emphasis is on the financial decision making process relating to foreign exchange risk management, hedging, arbitrage, currency futures and option markets, management of foreign investments, country risk analysis, international sources of financing and international money and capital markets.
BUS 4430 BUSINESS ETHICS, COMMUNICATION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing, and BUS 2217 and 3311 or permission of the instructor. This course integrates legal research, writing, and document creation with business ethics. It is designed to prepare business students to effectively address and avert the legal and ethical challenges they will face in day-to-day business operations. Gen Ed: MV
BUS 4960/4961 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
Two to four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing; permission of the instructor; minimum 2.5 GPA. Correlating theory and practice in an operational setting, supervision by cooperating practitioners and faculty in approved areas of application.