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Module 1

Accounting for Managers (3 credits)

Taught by Ron Lazer

This course covers financial and managerial accounting principles and practices. The financial module includes an introduction to the accounting model followed by an examination of the financial statement effects of accounting policy choices for such items as inventory, depreciation, revenues, and expenses. The managerial module examines the financial statement and internal decision-making implications of the contribution concept, as well as cost-volume-profit models, variable and absorption costing procedures, standard costing, activity-based costing, and variance analysis.

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Business Analytics (3 credits)

Taught by Thomas Eppel

This course deals with the understanding and application of contemporary concepts and techniques for formulating, analyzing, and making decisions in the face of uncertainty. Techniques studied build on the fundamental concepts of probability, statistics, and decision analysis, with the objective of extracting decision information from data. Case studies and actual databases are used in conjunction with appropriate interactive software to develop and apply methodology for analyzing, modeling, and solving management problems.

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Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)

Taught by David Schoorman

This course provides a solid foundation in (and overview of) the area of Organizational Behavior (OB), with particular emphasis on what practicing managers need to know about managing human capital in organizations. Specific topics include (but are not limited to) the importance of strategic and evidence-based approaches to managing and making decisions about human capital, promoting effective group and team dynamics, understanding and developing leadership in organizations, understanding and managing organizational culture and ethics, and managing organizational change.

Microeconomics (2 credits)

Taught by Constantinos Alexiou

This course concentrates on analytical economics applied to such topics as market structure, the nature and dimensions of competition, the concepts of demand and cost, incentives, wage determination, and employment. You are introduced to the construct of an economic model as a way to organize the thought process and gather information. The models developed are used to make predictions, and procedures for testing the quality and implications of the models are explored.

Please note course offerings and faculty are subject to change.