ACTG 612: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
This course is an introduction to accounting, the language of business. An understanding of how financial accounting information is prepared and reported is one of the fundamental building blocks of a business education. This course is designed to assist you in developing an understanding of financial accounting concepts and techniques so you can be an effective and informed user of financial statement information. In this course students will learn to apply accounting rules to reflect underlying economic transactions; understand how differences in measurement rules affect financial statements; understand how manager judgment influences financial statements, and analyze financial statements to make business decisions.
ACTG 620: ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOUNTING
Examines the selection of a company's legal organizational structure; compensation strategies for small-business owners; cash-flow budgeting, management, and forecasting; and financial statement analysis. Students apply the concepts in case studies and an applied project. The class material uses frameworks and tools learned in ACTG 612 Financial Accounting and ACTG 631 Financial Statement Analysis.
BA 625: BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS
Effective leadership and ethics are two sides of the same coin, whether in business, politics, or your personal affairs. That's why we made this course the culmination of the required core. Regardless of your chosen specialization, you and all your classmates will come together once more in your last term to take this course.
BE 510: LAW FOR MANAGERS
Examines key legal subjects that govern business transactions and relationships that all business owners and managers, as well as private persons, engage in—some on an almost daily basis. Topics include contract law for purchasing, selling, financing, and insuring services, goods and real property, as well as company formation and governance and personal estate planning through wills and trusts. Through this course of study students gain practical knowledge and skills for more successfully managing companies, advising clients, and conducting their personal commercial affairs.
BE 607: BUSINESS LAW FOUNDATIONS
This course familiarizes students with the U.S. legal system, its procedures, and its basic substantive rules, as well as basic international law. it helps students understand more fully the legal issues they will encounter in business, as private individuals, and members of society.
FIN 610: VENTURE CAPITAL
FIN 612: FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE
This MBA core course examines the basic principles of finance theory and applies the principles to important decisions facing a corporate manager. The focus of the course is on valuation and how various types of decisions potentially affect the value of a company. The course covers the fundamentals of evaluating investment opportunities, the relation between risk and required return, and the notion of market efficiency. The ways that markets ascertain value and allocate capital are compared to how a firm allocates capital to projects or initiatives. Key decisions faced by corporate managers that are covered include capital structure and mix, dividend policy, corporate cash management; cost of capital evaluation; project analysis and valuation; internal versus external financing; and evaluating and managing a business’s financial risks. By the end of the course, you should be able to value stocks and bonds using discounted cash flow techniques; identify the relevant incremental cash flows of an investment opportunity; estimate the required rate of return or cost of capital; and evaluate whether an investment opportunity adds value to a business.
FIN 613: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
The subject of this course addresses competition between businesses operating in typical U.S. product markets. This course has three objectives: (1) to solidify understanding of fundamental tools of economic analysis so that these tools can be used; (2) to develop the role of industry structure and the impact structure tends to have on competitive strategy and profitability; (3) to begin to build skills in competitive analysis, which entails formation of marketing, production, channel, investment, and pricing strategies based on the way competitive forces appear to work themselves out in the market. The concepts covered, which are relevant to managerial decision making, include demand and supply analysis; optimal decision making using marginal analysis; production theory; decision making under perfect competition, monopoly, and monopolistic competition; externalities and public goods; game theory; and moral hazard.
FIN 671: CORPORATE FINANCE AND VALUATION
Introduces students to fundamental issues that arise in corporate financial decision making and valuation of businesses. The primary goal of this course is to provide a basic understanding of corporate finance and the complexities of these decisions. The topics covered include cash flow budgeting, financing policy (encompassing both the financing mid and cash payout policy), business