Description: This course introduces the study of economic decision-making by consumers and business firms in a market setting. Students learn how different types of markets for goods and services function and how government action can impact these markets.
Description: This course introduces the study of the economic forces that determine the overall level of employment, income, prices and economic growth. Students learn how changing money and credit conditions and changes in government tax and spending policies affect the macro economy.
Description: This course aims to provide the student with the background necessary to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by our rapidly changing world economy. Among the many topics covered will be the global distribution of population and resources, the impact of free trade on world living standards, an international comparison of major economic systems, and an analysis of important issues such as resource depletion, pollution, income inequality, and poverty.
Description: This course is a survey of the evolution of economic ideas. Economic theories and policies will be related to the socioeconomic and intellectual climate of their times. Major economic thinkers from Adam Smith to current mainstream economists will be studied, as well as economists critical of their ideas. Prerequisites: EC 201 or EC 202. 16/FA:HYBRID
Description: A study of the American financial system as it relates to money and banking. Banking as a business; new developments in banking; the Federal Reserve System; monetary policy and its relation to the problems of unemployment and inflation; international finance; foreign exchange markets. Prerequisites: MT209, EC202 (or permission from the instructor).
Description: This course focuses on the business decision making process using the methodology of behavioral economics. The course examines responses to economic fluctuations taking into account such factors as attitudes toward risk, motivation, altruism, conflict, and cooperation. Classroom experiments will be used to test behavior and decision making under varying degrees of uncertainty. Prerequisites: MT 235, EC 201.
Description: The following topics will be examined and discussed: health care trends in the United States; causes of increased medical costs; consumer demand for health care and the supply of medical facilities and personnel; quality of health care; economics of health insurance plans and national health insurance, as well as global perspectives on health care. Prerequisite: EC 201 (or permission from the instructor).
Description: This course uses economic analysis to explore the underlying behavioral causes of environmental and natural resource problems and to evaluate the policy responses to them. Topics include water and air pollution, toxic substances, the exploitation of exhaustible resources, and the question of limiting economic growth. Prerequisite: One of the following EC 201, EC 202, or EC 203.
Description: This course is designed to provide a broad overview of leadership and how to practically develop leadership skills. Discussion topics will include the dynamic role of leadership both within business organizations (profit/non-profit) and at the personal level. By investigating leadership and management through the study of literature, history, and other disciplines, students will gain a broad perspective of the conditions, people, and events that influence our view of leading others.
Description: Application of research from behavioral sciences concerning the interaction of individuals, groups, and the sub-units within the total organization. Students engage in analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making as a response to case studies and exercises. Emphasis on group development, interpersonal skills, decision-making, and conflict resolution.
Description: This course introduces students to the critical elements in establishing and operating day care/early childhood centers. The course will focus on regulations, staff relationships, business practices, parent contacts and community relationships.
Description: Provides an overview of the basic accounting process from the recording of business transactions to the preparation and analysis of financial statements. The purpose of the course is not to produce bookkeepers, but to give students a basic working knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in the preparation, presentation, and use of accounting data for external reporting purposes. Prerequisite: QR101 (if necessary).
Description: Focuses on the internal use of accounting data for planning, decision-making, and control activities in a business. Provides an introduction to managerial cost-volume profit analysis, cost analysis, operational budgeting, responsibility accounting, and performance measurement. Prerequisite: MT 209.
Description: The dynamic changes in the world of international business and economics are presented to students through current research, international journals, videos, simulations, and role-plays. The course examines how managers resolve problems in different cultures. Students experience the helping and hindering forces involved in managing within a multinational business environment.
Description: Introduction to the marketing system in business including price and product management, promotion and distribution. The use of advertising, planning, personal selling, and market research will be explored.
Description: Students will gain an understanding of how statistical methods relate to managerial decision-making in accounting, finance, marketing, and economic forecasting. Each method will be illustrated with an application using actual data from business sources and topics will be supplemented with examples from business and government.
Description: This course will center on the analysis, communication, and daily management of business applications via the computer spreadsheet and database software that have become essential to the modern enterprise. To this end, students will learn to solve complex quantitative & data intensive problem sets by applying logical thought processes to the vast tools offered via Microsoft Excel and Access, respectively. Additional focus will be devoted to the import/export and linking of files between these programs, integration with the word processor (namely, MS Word), and conversion to files that may be posted externally for intranet and/or internet access.
Description: This course focuses on the theories and techniques from many areas of data sciences, including but not limited to, statistics and data mining. The course provides an overview of fundamental principles about how data science can provide solutions to business problems, techniques for extracting meaning from data, and general approaches of data analytical thinking. Prerequisite: MA 210. 17/SP HYBRID
Description: This course introduces students to a broad range of tax concepts and types of taxpayers, particularly within a framework of financial accounting. The role of taxation in the business decision-making process is emphasized. The student is exposed to professional standards and ethics, and learns to perform basic tax research and tax planning. This course gives an understanding of the interrelationship and differences between financial accounting and tax accounting. Also considered is the distinction among for-profit, not-for profit, and governmental accounting entities, and the history of the Internal Revenue Code.
Description: This course focuses on the role of managing information in achieving strategic objectives in the context of a web-based environment, with special emphasis on evolving technological, application, and organizational issues. This is accomplished by examining the organizational and technical foundations of information systems and exploring the tools, techniques, and approaches for building, expanding, and managing effective information systems. The course will also explore ethical and social issues related to management information systems.
Description: This course is intended to provide the student with an introduction to the basic concepts and practices of financial planning and analysis. The course will build on the concepts of decision-making introduced in Managerial Accounting, but the focus will shift to a consideration of financial decisions from a longer-term, overall company perspective. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, financial and operating leverage, profit planning, time value of money, risk-return-valuation concepts, cost of capital, and capital budgeting concepts and techniques. Prerequisites: MT 209, MT 210.
Description: Examination of the climate and culture of organizations contributing to the operational framework of individual and group decision-making. The student examines ethical frameworks for individual and organizational decision-making based on self-assessment of values and beliefs.
Description: This course provides an intense study of the accounting and financial reporting procedures for nonprofit and governmental organizations. Accounting standards, conceptual issues, and special topics will be examined and discussed. Although a variety of organizations are considered nonprofit, the emphasis in this class will be placed on healthcare and educational organizations, as well as Federal, state and local governments and other organizations under the auspices of Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Prerequisites: MT 209 and MT 210.
Description: Cost Accounting will explore both traditional and emerging cost systems in order to understand the influence of cost information on business and strategic decision-making. The course will provide a thorough understanding of cost concepts, cost behavior, and cost accounting techniques as applied to both manufacturing and service businesses. Prerequisites: MT 209, MT 210.
Description: An introduction to the management of contemporary firms? international financial operations. Topics include foreign exchange risk, political risk, returns and risks of international projects, international money and capital markets, financial accounting, capital structure, and cost of capital. Prerequisite: MT 235, MT 340, MA 210.
Description: An overview of international marketing with a focus on the theory and market research. The course highlights the importance of understanding various cultures that compose the global market and the different approaches multinational companies embrace in order to achieve sustainable long-term relationships with their constituents. It is designed to broaden the knowledge of marketing a product or service internationally and the planning necessary to be successful. Pre-requisite of MT-222 (formerly MT-322)
Description: Data analytics is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that data. Data analytics is used in many industries to allow companies and organizations to make better business decisions and in the sciences to verify or disprove existing models or theories. Data analytics focuses on inference, the process of deriving a conclusion based solely on what is already known by the researcher. This course will introduce students to a variety of methodologies used in data analytics. Tools such as Python, R and Google BigQuery will support hands-on analytics exercises throughout the course.
Description: Many businesses are discovering that stored within their organizational data repositories are the elements of understanding and controlling the components of their business processes. Data mining is the process of finding useful patterns in the data. The objective of data mining is to use discovered patterns to help explain current behavior or to predict future outcomes. This course will provide a foundation to understand data mining methods and data visualization techniques by examining how these technologies provide useful knowledge that supports critical business decisions. This course will introduce fundamental data mining techniques and have students experiment with data mining applications. In addition, the course will demonstrate techniques of data visualization to allow decision makers to quickly access large data repositories and make clear decisions based on integrated information structures. HYBRID 18/SP
Description: This professional seminar involves students in discussion, evaluation and analysis of management and organizational issues. As work and managing organizations become more complex, students experience and test theory on cases and exercises. Students lead and facilitate seminar meetings using readings/cases and drawing on classical and contemporary theories of management.
Description: An examination of the strategies and approaches to managerial capitalism needed by organizations as a means of making decisions about the future. This capstone course integrates functional areas of management including finance, marketing, organizational theory and ethics. The learning process emphasizes case analysis and formal presentations of strategic management issues. Particular attention is on the first decade of the twenty-first century and the emergence of the global economy. A research paper on a significant management issue is required, as well as a group presentation of a business plan for a new company. This seminar course is supported by a grant from the Helen Cronin Foundation. Limited to seniors only.