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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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Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Taught by Joe Nellis

The main aim of this course is to increase managers’ awareness and understanding of the micro/macroeconomic environment – at the national and international levels – within which business operates. A deep and critical understanding of economics is essential to the formulation of effective corporate strategies, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing and challenging global economic and business environment. This course will provide an opportunity to discuss the causes and consequences of micro and macroeconomic developments and policies, nationally and internationally, in order to deepen understanding of the consequences for governments, society and the corporate world.

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.

Please note course offerings and faculty are subject to change.