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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Business Administration (BSAD)

BSAD 222 - Human Resource Management
Critical examination of contemporary problems in human resource management; including job analysis, recruitment, training and employee development, health and safety, compensation, performance appraisal, and related topics. Prerequisite: BSAD 120; Senior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 226 - Current Iss in Mgmt & Org Thry
Subjects may include training and development, selection and recruitment, and affirmative action. Prerequisite: BSAD 120.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 251 - Marketing Research
The role of research in a marketing information framework. Emphasis on survey research, data collection, and analysis. Experimental designs also examined. Prerequisite: BSAD 150.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 252 - Marketing Research Practicum
Market research field project. Students design survey instruments, collect and analyze data, and present results to clients in a business environment. Prerequisites: BSAD 251 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 258 - International Market Analysis
Examines the cultural, economic, historic, and political factors that affect the analysis of foreign markets. Specific attention is given to the processes by which market entry decisions are developed and implemented. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing; BSAD 150 or permission of instructor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 260 - Financial Statement Analysis
A study of the concepts and techniques underlying corporate financial statement analysis, with an emphasis on equity valuation models. Prerequisites: BSAD 180 or 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 263 - Accounting & the Environment
An examination of the critical role of accounting in implementing and assessing the firm's environmental strategy. A variety of accounting issues are addressed through readings and case studies. Prerequisites: Junior standing, BSAD 61 or 65 or 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 264 - Intro to Federal Taxation
An introduction to US federal taxation as it applies to individuals and business entities including proprietorships, partnerships, C Corporations, S Corporations. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 060 or BSAD 065 or BSAD 306, Jr. Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 265 - Accounting Information Systems
Examination of how accounting information is collected, stored and made available to decision makers with an emphasis on internal control implementation. Students obtain hands on experience with an integrated accounting software package. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD majors/minors; Jr. stdg.; BSAD 60, 65 or 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 266 - Advanced Accounting
Focuses on accounting for business combinations and developing consolidated financial statements. Includes accounting for foreign currency transactions, foreign subsidiaries, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD 162.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 267 - Auditing
Examination of auditing theory and practice. Topics include standards, ethics and legal responsibilities of the profession, audit planning, internal control, audit evidence and auditor communications. Pre/co-requisities: BSAD 162.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 268 - Cost Accounting
Accounting for inventory valuation and income determination, nonroutine decisions, policy making and long-range planning. Prerequisites: BSAD 61, junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 270 - Quant Anyl for Managerial Dec
Application of management science methods to managerial decision making, emphasizing modeling and use of solution results. Topics include mathematical programming, waiting-line analysis, and computer simulation. Prerequisite: STAT141, MATH 020 or MATH 021.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 282 - Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt
Examination of theories and evidence on the investment decision process including operations of equity securities markets, market efficiency, financial asset prices, and portfolio management. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD 180 or BSAD 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 285 - Options and Futures
Financial derivatives - options, futures and swaps. Topics include: structures of the markets for exchange traded and over-the counter derivatives; identification and exploitation of arbitrage opportunities; use and misuse of derivatives to hedge risk in both financial and product markets. Pre/co-requisites: Junior Standing; BSAD 180 or BSAD 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 288 - Finance Honors Seminar
Application of financial theory to stock/bond valuation, credit analysis, security underwriting, or risk management. Students will complete projects assigned by major financial service firms. Pre/co-requisite: By Invitation.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 293 - Integrated Product Development
Project-based course focusing on the entire product life cycle. Team dynamics, process and product design, quality, materials, management, and environmentally-conscious manufacturing. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing or Instructor Permission. Cross-listed with: ME 265, STAT 265.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 295 - Special Topics
Advanced courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles and prerequisites. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 305 - Fundamentals of Marketing Mgmt
Accelerated course on marketing principles and theory. Analytical approach to study of product pricing strategies; distribution, communication, and promotion; consumer behavior and development of corporate marketing strategy. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 306 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Introduction to basic concepts for developing and interpreting financial statements. Introduction to use of accounting information for planning, cost behavior, control, and decision making. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 307 - Organization & Mgmt Studies
A survey course of the principles of management and organization behavior. The fundamentals of planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling are covered. Particular attention is given to organization theory and behavior, including topics such as motivation, group behavior and decision making. All areas are covered in an international context. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 308 - Corporate Finance
An introduction to financial decision making in the firm. Decisions related to acquisition and allocation of funds are examined and practiced through cases and problems. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 309 - Political Envir of Business
Explore the rationale for government interaction with business. Analyze (1) business, and the broader society's demand for public policy, as well as (2) the political institutions that supply public policy in both domestic and international contexts. Pre/co-requisite: MBA Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 331 - Health Care Management
Addresses changing challenges confronted by managers in health services delivery organizations. Examines applications and limitations of management concepts and processes in the health care context. Prerequisite: MBA standing. Cross-listed with: PA 312.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 340 - Production & Operations Mgmt
Study of the operations function in manufacturing and service organizations. Design, planning, and control are examined, with emphasis on managerial analysis and decision making. Prerequisite: One course in STAT.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 345 - Management Information Systems
An introduction to the design and implementation of management information systems. A theoretical framework is developed and applied by students to an information system. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 352 - Business to Business Marketing
Exploration and analysis of the marketing of goods and services to organizations. Topics include organizational buying, market segmentation, positioning, pricing, communication, physical distribution and customer services, and sales management. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 305.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 357 - Analysis for Mktg Planning
A post-introductory MBA marketing course that combines managerial and analytic approaches to gaining insight into customer attitudes and behaviors and improving market decision-making. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 305; MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 360 - Contemporary Financial Acctg
Current financial accounting, reporting practices; focus on contemporary issues, problems. Impact of pronouncements of Accounting Principles Board, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other bodies. Prerequisites: MBA standing, BSAD 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 361 - Accounting Rsch, Reg & Ethics
Students will research current financial reporting issues and regulatory requirements. Cases will emphasize the ethical responsibilities of professional accountants. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 266 and MAcc standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 362 - CPA Law
Provides Masters of Accountancy students with exposure to the major areas of U.S. law emphasized on the uniform CPA exam. MBA students will also benefit from the course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 365 - Managerial Accounting
Study of development, utilization of accounting information for product costing and pricing purposes, for routine planning and control of organizational activities, for decision-making purposes. Prerequisites: MBA standing, BSAD 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 375 - Organization Theory
Organization theories examined for insights into behaviors of organizations and their members. Open systems perspective. Identification of contingencies in organization design based on human, structural, technological, environmental variables. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 307.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 376 - Mgmt of Change in Organization
Applied behavioral science perspective adopted to identify conceptual issues, develop diagnostic skills, examine alternative intervention strategies relevant to accomplishment of planned changes in organizational systems. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 307.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 378 - International Case Analysis
Analysis of real problems in local and Canadian organizations, pursued in mixed UVM-Concordia teams, with recommendations presented to panel of client and academic judges. Prerequisite: First tier of MBA courses completed.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 379 - Strategic Management
Case studies of existing organizations are used to illustrate the intellectual, social processes of adaptation to a changing environment; strategy formulation, implementation. Not offered every year. Prerequisite: MBA standing; completion of First-Year courses.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 380 - Managerial Finance
Focus on key financial decisions that affect the value of the firms. Topics: capital structure, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, capital market theories and evidence. Prerequisites: MBA standing, BSAD 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 384 - Financial Mrkts&Interest Rates
Study of level and structure of interest rates. Topics: flow of funds accounting, market vs. natural rate of interest, interest rate structure, behavior of interest rates over business cycle. Prerequisite: MBA Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 394 - Independent Readings&Research
Allows a student to pursue independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Normally, the course will include a research paper. Prerequisite: MBA standing; permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 395 - Special Topics
Topics and material that may develop later into a regular course offering; in addition, it may include topics and material offered only once. Prerequisite: MBA standing; permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 396 - Strategy and Competition
Integrative, capstone course concerned with issues and decisions facing senior executives directing entire enterprises. Students develop analytical skills surrounding industry analysis, strategy formulation, organizational design, and competitive dynamics. Pre/co-requisites: MBA Standing. Taken in last semester of study.
Credits: 3.00
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