University Catalog 2005-2006

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

School of Management

603 Managerial Economics and the Decisions of the Firm (3:3:0) Develops and applies tools of economic analysis in managerial decision situations. Focuses on economic analysis to understand competitive environment of a firm.

612 Managing Costs and Evaluating Performance (1-3: 1-3:0) Focuses on developing accounting information for use by managers in planning and control activities. Examines traditional and emerging cost-management systems. Special emphasis on information for decision-making, operational control, and performance evaluation.

613 Financial Reporting and Decision Making (3:3:0) Develops framework of concepts and procedures essential for interpreting general-purpose financial statements and internal managerial accounting reports. Emphasizes understanding basic concepts and applying selected procedures to problem-solving situations.

623 Marketing Management (3:3:0) Focuses on firmÕs planning and decision-making procedures to determine which markets are best served by the portfolio of products and services offered by the organization. Covers issues relevant to consumer behavior, product development, selection of markets, pricing, promotion, and distribution.

633 Statistics for Business Decision Making (3:3:0) Applies statistical methods in the analysis of problems in business decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, and linear regression.

638 Operations Management in a Digital World (3:3:0) Integrates theory and practice of operations management with mathematical modeling and quantitative techniques of management science. Addresses range of operations management issues, including technology and strategy decisions, -systems design issues, project operations, quality control, and inven-tory planning.

643 Managerial Finance (3:3:0) Introduces theories of finance and their application to the formulation of business policy. Topics include internal financial analysis, finan-cial forecasting, valuation, risk and return analysis, capital allocation, and capital structure.

653 Organizational Behavior (3:3:0) Examines development, theories, and practice of management within organizations. Emphasizes human behavior and how it influences organizational effectiveness.

660 Information Technology Management (3:3:0) -Examines computer-based information technologies and their interrelation with management processes, especially problem-solving and decision-making at the individual, work group, and organization levels. Topics include the management information system life cycle, with emphasis on managerÕs perspective and modeling and analysis to support decision-making.

673 Legal Environment for Management (1-3:1-3:0) Examines interrelationships among organizations, external environment, and regulatory process. Emphasizes legal and ethical issues and managerial implications.

678 Strategic Management (3:3:0) Integrates business strategy and policy with functional knowledge developed in other courses and business practice. Issues include formulation of strategy, indus-try analysis, building core competencies, and strategy implementation.

708 Taxation and Business Strategy (1-3:1-3:0) Examines influences of taxation on the decisions of firms, and effects of taxes on performance in a competitive setting. Emphasizes specific coverage of international issues, and role of non-tax costs in tax planning.

709 Global Capital Markets (1-3:1-3:0) Considers emerg-ing topics in finance, with focus on links -between global markets and strategic firm decisions. Emphasizes understanding the valuation of strategic investment opportunities, and identification of financing alternatives.

710 Business, Government, and the Global Economy (1-3:1-3:0) Focuses on modern system of international trade, and opportunities that global trading environment creates for firms. Attention to roles of national policies, international agreements, and business activities in the development of the system.

713 Human Resource Management (1-3:1-3:0) Surveys human resource management from general managerÕs perspective. Focuses on role of human resource management, and techniques for developing and effectively using human resources in organizations.

715 Special Topics in Accounting (1-3:1-3:0) In-depth examination of advanced topics in accounting.

716 Managing Change (1-3:1-3:0) Focuses on how organ-izations can successfully adapt and change. Topics include understanding the forces that make change necessary, -devel-oping a vision of an appropriate course, aligning the organi-zation behind that vision, and motivating people to achieve it.

717 Corporate Governance (1-3:1-3:0) Investigates past, present, and future of corporate governance. Focuses on relationships among shareholders, boards of directors, and top-level managers in examining the governance process, with emphasis on rights and responsibilities of participants.

724 Integrated Marketing Communication (1-3:1-3:0) Examines integrative role of marketing in an organization. Investigates coordination among marketing and other business functions, organization of the marketing function, and management of the marketing process.

725 Leadership and the Role of the General Manager (1-3:1-3:0) Focuses on role of executive leadership within organizations. Takes integrative perspective in focusing on the responsibilities and performance of general managers in creating and communicating a vision, identifying and pursuing goals, responding to adverse developments, and accomplishing change.

727 Applied Macroeconomics (1-3:1-3:0) Examines how firm environment is shaped by the economy and macroeconomic policy. Topics include business cycle, determinants of economic growth, influence of fiscal and monetary policies, and use of economic forecasts.

734 Electronic Commerce (1-3:1-3:0) Explores -ongoing transformation of business activities and markets by computer and telecommunications technologies. Examines technology and its application in a variety of functional areas and industry settings.

735 Special Topics in Decision Science (1-3:1-3:0) -In-depth examination of advanced topics in decision science.

745 Special Topics in Finance (1-3:1-3:0) In-depth -examination of advanced topics in finance.

751 Corporate Strategy and Policy (3:3:0) Examines issues in strategy for firms operating in multiple markets or businesses, including diversification, portfolio approaches to corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate alliances and joint ventures, restructuring, and coordinating multibusiness corporations.

755 Special Topics in Management (1-3:1-3:0) In-depth examination of advanced topics in management.

765 Special Topics in Management Information Systems (1-3:1-3:0) In-depth examination of advanced topics in management information systems.

775 Special Topics in Marketing (1-3:1-3:0) In-depth examination of advanced topics in marketing.

791 Business, Government, and Regulatory Interface (1-3:1-3:0) Considers contemporary interactions of businesses, government, and regulation. Seminars and presentations with business, government, and regulatory officials.

798 International Business Environment (1-3:1-3:0) Develops global perspective through seminars led by university professors and high-level managers; briefings by officials of government and other policy-making organizations; and site visits to production and distribution facilities, research centers, IT units, and other corporate offices.