University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Business Administration (BSAD)

BSAD 010 - The Business Enterprise
This fundamental course provides instruction in how businesses work and what is required to excel and lead in today's work environment. Prerequisite: First Time First Year Business Administration major.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 015 - Business Communications
Provides students a basic understanding of professional business communications. Prerequisite: Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 025 - Sustainable Bus Strategies
Focus is on how businesses interact with society and the environment, and the role of innovation and strategy to business success. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012 and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Sophomore Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 030 - Decision Analysis
Introduces students to the tools and techniques necessary for effective decision-making in business organizations operating in a complex and dynamic environment. Prerequisites: MATH 019 or MATH 021; Sophomore Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 035 - Workplace Communications
Students enrolled must participate in an approved internship. Exploration of classroom theory applied to workplace. Focus on communication and writing. Prerequisites: Sohjomore Business Administration major or minor; concurrent internship.
Credits: 1.00
BSAD 040 - Information Technology & Mgmt
Introduction to use of technology and computers in decision-making functions of management. Includes coverage of information technology, computer software applications, and programming. Credit cannot be received for CS 002 or CS 003 after completion of BSAD 040. Students required to bring laptop with BSAD software to every class. Prerequisite: Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 060 - Financial Accounting
Introduction to the accounting system and generally accepted accounting principles that govern income determination and financial position presentation. Credit will be granted for only one of BSAD 060 or BSAD 065. Prerequisites: EC 011 and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Science, or Engineering Management major or Business Administration minor; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 061 - Managerial Accounting
Introduction to use of accounting for planning, cost behavior, budgeting, analysis and decision making. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012, and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration, Engineering Management, or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Business Administration minor; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequistie: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
BSAD 096 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 101 - Business Savvy
Introduces non-business majors to the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and strategy. Students also participate in an integrative, comprehensive business simulation. Prerequisites: Sophomore Non-Business Administration student student.
Credits: 6.00
BSAD 117 - Business Law I
Concepts of law as related to business, including law of contracts, sales, bailments, and negotiable instruments, business and laws of agency, partnerships, and corporations. Prerequistes: EC 011, EC 012; Sophomore Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 118 - Business Law II
Concepts of law as related to business, including law of contracts, sales, bailment, and negotiable instruments, business and law agency, partnerships, and corporations. Prerequistes: EC 011, EC 012; Sophomore Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 120 - Leadership & Org Behavior
How people in organizations think and behave. Focuses on how leadership and motivation affect individuals and teams in the workplace and a global business context. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012, BSAD 060, and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, or Dietetics, Nutrition, & Food Science major or Business Adminstration minor; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 121 - ST in Organizational Behavior
Focuses on ways in which individuals and work groups within organizations can be better utilized as organizational resources. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 123 - Collective Barg & Conflict Res
Focuses on union-employer relations and on developing the student's negotiation skills. Topics include the union contract, the causes of strikes, and the techniques for resolving conflict. A bargaining simulation is incorporated. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 127 - International Management
Reviews special problems in the management of human resources in a global economy. Focuses on cultural differences, a comparison of labor-management systems in a number of countries, the role of multinational corporations, and the impact of foreign enterprises on employment practices in host countries. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 132 - 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. Prerequisties: EC 011, EC 012, BSAD 060, STAT 141, and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 137 - Entrepreneurial Leadership
This experiential course is suitable for students aiming for leadership roles in an existing organization or for those who want to launch a new venture. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012, BSAD 060, STAT 141, and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 138 - Entrepreneurship: Bus Planning
Develop a business plan for creation of a new venture. Explore financial and market feasibility and draw upon conceptual foundations of entrepreneurship. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012, BSAD 060, STAT 141, and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 141 - Info,Technology & Bus Systems
Introduces business information systems and how they enable better managerial decision-making. Discusses problems in analyzing, designing, and implementing such systems. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012, STAT 141, either MATH 019 or MATH 021, and either BSAD 030 or BSAD 040; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 142 - Structured Business Prgmming
Fundamental principles of business computer programming. Topics include: the constructs of structured programming, modular development, sequential and nonsequential access techniques. Exercises include data editing, reporting, file updating. An on-line program development mode is used. Credit cannot be received for both CS 014 and BSAD 142. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 143 - Struc Anyl & Dsgn Business Sys
In-depth study of business information system development cycle emphasizing analysis and design phases. Structured analysis and design techniques used to develop models of business information systems. Case studies such as payroll, inventory, accounts receivables, order entry, billing. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 144 - Data Base Development & Admin
Data base system development cycle from analysis to design, implementation, and administration. Central focus on complex data structure modeling, data base implementation and administration. A project involving analysis, design, and implementation required. Prerequisites: BSAD 141, BSAD 143; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 145 - Managing Info System Resource
Theory and practice of managing resources of an organization's information system. Responsibilities and interactions of upper level, function area, and information system managers emphasized. Topics include project selection and control, staffing, organizing, planning, and managing the information system function. Students required to bring laptop with BSAD software to every class. Prerequisites: BSAD 120, BSAD 141 Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 146 - Business Data Communications
The course covers basic concepts of data communications, networking, and network management and security. Focus is on local area networking (LAN) technologies and protocols. Includes various hands on lab-based exercises. Prerequisite: BSAD 141; Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 147 - Green IT & Virtualization
This course will analyze the environmental, managerial and economic benefits of emerging IT platforms for data center, systems continuity, remote workforce and e-waste management. Prerequisites: BSAD 040, CALS 085, BSAD 141, and either CS 002 or CS 003; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 150 - Marketing Management
The place of marketing in our economy. Analysis of the market structure by function, institutions, and commodities. Consumer and organizational activities reviewed. Credit cannot be received for CDAE 168 after completion of BSAD 150. Prerequisites: STAT 141, EC 011, EC 012, BSAD 025, and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 152 - 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 service, and sales management. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 153 - Consumer Behavior
Exploration and analysis of research evidence from marketing and behavioral science relevant to a theory of consumer behavior. Emphasis also given to research methodologies. Credit cannot be received for both CDAE 127 and BSAD 153. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 155 - Marketing Communications
Emphasizes the coordination of advertising and sales promotion into cohesive, single-minded promotional programs. Stresses the need to integrate promotional activity into the overall marketing strategy. Credit cannot be received for both CDAE 128 and BSAD 155. Prerequisites : BSAD 150; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 156 - Product Management
Course provides an overview of product management. Key perspectives that shape the field including the new product development process will be emphasized. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 161 - Intermediate Accounting I
Study of how corporations account for and present the results of their financial activities. Emphasizes accounting for assets, current liabilities, and the related revenue and expenses. Provides overview of the four primary financial statements and accompanying notes. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061; Junior Business Administration major or Accounting minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 162 - Intermediate Accounting II
Continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, with emphasis on accounting and reporting of liabilities, owners' equity and related effect on income determination of an enterprise. Prerequisites: BSAD 161, Junior Business Administration major or Accounting minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 165 - Marketing Analysis and Action
A second-level undergraduate marketing course that combines managerial and analytic approaches to gaining insight into customer attitudes and behaviors and improving market decision-making. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 170 - Business Forecasting Methods
Looks inside the crystal ball at major forecasting methods (Smoothing, Regression, Econometric, Box-Jenkins, Combined), and analyzes elements of good forecasting practice in an organization. Extensive use of PC forecasting packages. Prerequisites: STAT 141, EC 011, EC 012; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 173 - Operations Management
Introduces decisions related to the design, management, and improvement of activities that create and deliver a firm's products and services. Prerequisites: STAT 141, BSAD 025, BSAD 060, either BSAD 030 or BSAD 040, and either MATH 020 or MATH 021; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 175 - Management of Technology
Role of technology in industry, the nature of technological change, strategies, management, research and development, forecasting, product service/project selection, development, management, transition to market, and evaluation. Prerequisites: BSAD 173; Senior Engineering Management or Business Administration major. Cross-Listed with: EMGT 175.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 178 - Quality Control
Analysis and design of systems for obtaining quality in operations. Statistical process control (SPC) emphasized, along with current management philosophies and concepts. Prerequisites: BSAD 173; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 180 - Managerial Finance
The financial function in the corporation. Techniques for evaluating current use of resources and proposed resource acquisitions or dispositions. Credit cannot be received for CDAE 167 after completion of BSAD 180. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061, EC 011, EC 012, STAT 141, and either MATH 020 or MATH 021; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 181 - Intermediate Financial Mgmt
Examines key areas of financial decision making. With cases and problems, issues such as capital budgeting, leasing, mergers, and acquisitions examined. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 183 - International Finance Mgmt
Theories and practices of international financial management examined. Topics investigated include: systems of international exchange, spot and forward markets, and expropriation and exchange risk. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 184 - Financial Institutions&Markets
Study of level and structure of interest rates and characteristics of financial institutions and markets. Topics include market vs. natural rate of interest, interest rate structure, behavior of interest rates. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Junior Business Administation major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 191 - 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. Recommended to take after completing all BSAD Field Courses. Prerequisites: BSAD 120, BSAD 150, BSAD 173, BSAD 180; Senior Business Administration major.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 192 - Business Process Improvement
Familiarizes students with the basic conceptual issues of continuously improving business processes to compete more effectively on quality, time, and cost. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Junior Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Junior Business Administration minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 193 - Honors Rsch Methods Seminar
Prepares students for thesis requirement. Upon completion, students will be fully versed in the research process and understand different research methodologies. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061, STAT 141, BSAD 025, BSAD 030, Junior Honors College Business Administration student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 194 - Internship
Independent research under faculty supervision, in connection with a preprofessional work experience. Written requirements include a substantive analysis of an aspect of the internship, linking it with the academic curriculum. Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic Business Core courses; at least one Business Field Course; cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0; permission of the School of Business Administration.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 195 - Special Topics
Specialized or experimental courses offered as resources permit. Prerequisite: Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 196 - Special Topics
Specialized or experimental courses offered as resources permit. Prerequisite: Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 197 - Independent Study
Independent investigation designed by the student as a means of applying prior course work to a specialized problem. Well suited for senior projects. Prerequisites: Junior Business Administration major; Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
BSAD 198 - Independent Study
Independent investigation designed by the student as a means of applying prior course work to a specialized problem. Well suited for senior projects. Prerequisites: Junior Business Administratiohn major; Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 226 - Current Iss in Mgmt & Org Thry
Subjects may include training and development, selection and recruitment, and affirmative action. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
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 Prerequisites: BSAD 251; Junior Business Administration major or minor; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 256 - Retail Management
Course provides an overview of retail management. Key perspectives that shape the field including strategic planning, merchandising, and competitive advantage are emphasized. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Junior Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 258 - D2: Intn'l 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: BSAD 150, Junior Business Administation major or minor.
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; Senior Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 263 - Environmntl & Social Reporting
An examination of voluntary and mandatory reporting of environmental and other social activities along with related issues through readings and research. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061, BSAD 180; Junior Business Administration major.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 06; Senior Business Administration major or Master of Accountancy student.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 162; Senior Business Administration major or Master of Accountancy student.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 162; Senior Business Administration major or Master of Accountancy student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 268 - Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Emphasizes use of internal and external information in management decision making; includes cost of inventory, business activities, strategic use of information, long-range planning. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061; Senior Business Administration major or Master of Accountancy student.
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. Prerequisites: STAT141, and either BSAD 030 or BSAD 040.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Junior Business Administration major.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Junior Business Administration major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 288 - Wall Street 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. Prerequistes: BSAD 180, BSAD 181; Senior Business Administration major or minor; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 289 - Real Estate Finance
This course is an introduction of real estate finance and investments. Topics include urban economics, appraisal, investment value analysis, financing, and development. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Junior Business Administration major.
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 Business Administration major or minor.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 299 - Business Admin Honors Thesis
Honors thesis dealing with business administration topics. Honors College students only. Prerequisite:Senior Business Adminstration Honors College student.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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:Graduate Business Administration student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 308 - Managerial 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:Graduate Business Administration student.
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. Prerequisite:Graduate Business Administration student.
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:Graduate Business Administration student. 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: Prerequisites: One course in Statistics; Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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. Prerequisite: Graduate Business Administration student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 360 - Contemporary Financial Acctg
Focuses on contemporary issues in financial accounting and reporting under both U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and International Reporting Standards; impact of regulatory agencies. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.
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. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.
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: Master of Accountancy student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 364 - Ind Readings & Rsch for MAcc
Allows a student to pursue independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Normally, course includes a research paper. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 365 - Managerial Accounting
Study of use of company information in internal strategic and operational decision making. Topics include product costing, incentive compensation, and performance measurement. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 366 - Advanced Accounting
Focuses on accounting for business combinations and developing consolidated financial statements. Includes accounting for foreign currency transactions, foreign subsidiaries, segment, interim, and SEC reporting. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 307; Graduate Business Administration student.
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. Prerequistes: BSAD 307; Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 380 - Adv Financial Management
Focus on key financial decisions that affect the value of the firms. Topics: capital structure, corporate financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital market theories and evidence. Prerequisites: BSAD 308; Graduate Business Administration student.
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. Prerequisites: BSAD 308; Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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: Graduate Business Administration student.
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. Prerequisite: Graduate Business Administration student.
Credits: 3.00
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