| Introduction to Corporate Governance Introductory topics of corporate governance will be discussed from a legal standpoint using cases that address the corporate structure, duties of the board of directors and officers as well as the role of shareholders. Issues discussed in class will be supplemented by relevant movies and coverage of current events. Reading assignments, brief writing assignments, class participation, final exam/paper.
Two credit hours.
212fs American Business and Management A broad perspective on the ethical, financial, managerial, and economic concerns of American business. Emphasis is on international competitiveness, including globalization, energy, and environmental issues. Based on text, readings, and lectures. Four credit hours. S. MCALEER, REICH
221fs Financial Accounting The underlying theory and analytical aspects of the measurement, recording, and reporting of a firm's financial information to external users. Emphasis is on the conceptual and communication aspects of the financial accounting model in modern society--its relationship to law, economics, and social policy. Four credit hours. DOWNS
231j Introduction to Financial Decision Making Five topical areas: (1) planning, including career planning, financial budgeting, and personal federal taxes, (2) consumer credit, costs of credit, and identity theft, (3) major purchasing decisions including housing and automobiles, (4) insurance such as property, health, disability, and life insurance, and (5) investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds for now and retirement. Does not count toward the Administrative Science minor.
Three credit hours. LARGAY
311f Corporate Finance I An introduction to financial markets, institutions, and instruments. The tools needed for discounted cash-flow analysis, asset valuation, and capital budgeting are developed. The effects of diversification on risk and the relationship between risk and return are considered. Prerequisite: Economics 133 and 134.
Four credit hours. NELSON
322s Corporate Finance II An examination of (1) the issues firms face in obtaining long-term financing and establishing a dividend policy, (2) the effects of capital structure on the cost of capital and the value of the firm, (3) international corporate finance, and (4) the use of financial derivatives, including options, to manage financial risk. Prerequisite: Administrative Science 311. Four credit hours. NELSON
333s Marketing in America Understanding of marketing as a pervasive organizational function. Emphasis is on the processes by which organizations make product, service, and social marketing decisions and on the societal consequences of those decisions. Prerequisite: Administrative Science 212. Three or four credit hours. MCALEER
335s Strategic Planning in Business An analysis of the interrelationships among management, marketing, and strategic planning in the business sector.
Prerequisite: Administrative Science 212. Three or four credit hours. DOWNS
354s Business Law A study of the fundamental principles of the law of contracts, torts, property, agency and employment, and governmental regulations, with emphasis on the role these play in both personal and business life. Attention to the interaction between the business community and legal environment in the context of business ethics and integrity using a systematic analysis, including cases, class participation/discussion, debates, and mock trial. Four credit hours. S. DELL'OLIO
491f, 492s Independent Study Individual projects devoted to organizational issues in which the student has demonstrated the interest and competence necessary for independent work. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. One to four credit hours. FACULTY