Description

The business administration major is designed for students who wish to obtain a broad education in business administration rather than specializing in a specific area within the College. For the student who has an educational goal that bridges two or more areas of business, the general business administration major permits the design of a tailor-made program to fit that goal.

Admission

Major/Department Admission

Admission requirements for all majors in the College are the same as those for University Admission as noted under UNL General Admission Requirements.

Other

All students enrolling in CBA courses are required to meet the prerequisites listed for each course, including any specific grade or GPA requirement, to include junior standing, as well as expected completion of the BCF and BCI for enrollment in most 300 or 400-level business courses. This includes the required course work in information systems, communications, mathematics and statistics, accounting, and economics as well as marketing, finance, production, MIS, human resources, and business law prior to enrolling in course work for their major.

Business administration majors are not eligible to add an International Business minor.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Business are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students admitted to the College of Business with core course deficiencies are advised to remove these deficiencies as soon as possible.

College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies MAY NOT be used to meet degree requirements in the College.

College Degree Requirements

Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) (4 hours)

Designed to develop confident, professional and polished business students for lifelong career success, the PrEP program consists of four required one hour courses. These courses are labeled BSAD 111 PrEP I, Investing in Strengths, BSAD 222 PrEP II, Career Development and Planning, BSAD 333 PrEP III, Internship and Job Search Strategies, BSAD 444 PrEP IV, Professional and Life Skills and are offered across the four year curriculum. Raikes students complete this requirement as a part of their other courses.

College General Education Requirements

The curriculum requirements for the College consist of course work in three areas.

All course work (except electives and where otherwise noted) must be taken for a grade.

The three areas include the following:
 

Non-Business Requirements (NBR)

  • Which consist primarily of College and University ACE (Achievement-Centered Education) course work

Business Core

  • Foundation (BCF), which also includes ACE 6 & 8.
  • Intermediate (BCI)
  • Advanced-Major (BCA-M)
  • Advanced-Capstone (BCA-C), (ACE 10)

Electives

Non-Business Requirements (NBR)

(Most of the ACE requirements)

Eight Courses (normally 24-26 hours)

All students in the College of Business will take the following non-business courses (unless otherwise noted).

  • While NBR 1, 2, 7 and 8 identify specific ACE options to choose from or identify an ACE course specifically required for the College, NBR 3, 4, 5, and 6 allow students to select courses according to their personal interests (and meet ACE 4, 5, 7, and 9).
  • Most students will take course work to fulfill these requirements during the freshman/sophomore year. However, if hours are still needed during the junior/senior year, there may also be options to ‘double count’ course work for NBR 3 (ACE 4) and/or NBR 6 (ACE 9) toward the major (BCA-M) or a minor. This is likely to be of most benefit to ‘transfer-in students’ due to the nature of the program and when ACE requirements are traditionally taken.

All course work for NBR must be taken for a grade.

NBR 1: Written Communication (ACE 1)

Choose ONE of the following:

ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry

ENGL 151 Writing and Argument
 

Students should refer to the course descriptions to select the one course best suited to individual interests. While several communication courses can be selected to fulfill the university ACE 1 outcome, one of the above is a specific requirement for the College of Business and will fulfill both requirements with one course. ENGL 150 and ENGL 151 are restricted to first and second year students. Upper class students will need to take ENGL 254 Writing and Communities as a substitute.

NBR 2: Mathematical, Computational, Statistical or Formal Reasoning Skills (ACE 3)

Choose ONE of the following:

MATH 104 Applied Calculus

MATH 106 Calculus I

Any advanced calculus course above the 106 level
 

Notes regarding the selection of course work for NBR 2 (ACE 3):

  • Credit cannot be given for both MATH 104 and MATH 106 . Students must determine the appropriate course early in their program.
  • A first semester student’s score on the Math Placement Exam will determine eligibility for MATH 104 or MATH 106. The student should select between these classes based on the following sets of circumstances.
  • Actuarial Science majors MUST take MATH 106  (or a higher-level calculus).
  • Actuarial science majors will also take MATH 107 Calculus II and MATH 208 Calculus III and CSCE 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science & CSCE 101L Fundamentals of Computing Laboratory.
  • RAIKES students MUST take MATH 106 (or a higher-level calculus)
  • MATH 106 (or higher calculus) is strongly encouraged for those students considering graduate school, accounting majors and finance majors.
  • While several courses can be selected to fulfill the university ACE 3 outcome, one of the above is a specific requirement for the College of Business and will fulfill both requirements with one course.
  • Freshman students who place below MATH 104 on the Math Placement Exam may want to consider summer school in order to maintain their sequence of courses.
Math Placement Exam (MPE)

Students admitted to the College of Business are required to take a Math Placement Examination prior to enrolling in the college math requirement of MATH 104 or MATH 106 (or higher math).
 

  • The results of this examination determine which math course students will enroll in their first semester on campus.
  • The Math Placement Exam may be retaken if a student feels that they can test into a higher level course.
  • Students lacking sufficient high school preparation in math may need to enroll in equivalent high school preparatory courses, as will be determined by the MPE.
  • Preparatory courses should be taken as soon as possible to avoid future sequencing problems.
  • Additional information about the exam can be found at www.math.unl.edu.

Whether required to enroll in preparation course work first, as indicated on the MPE (MATH 100A Intermediate Algebra, MATH 101 College Algebra and/or MATH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry), or in one of the required courses, it is critical to begin MATH the first semester on campus.

NBR 3: The Study of Scientific Methods and Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World (ACE 4)

Choose one course from ACE 4 Certified Courses. (Course credit will vary between 3-4 credit hours.)
 

  • ABUS majors – NBR 3 (ACE 4) – AGRI 115 Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment, AGRO 131 Plant Science, ENTO 115 Insect Biology, MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences, NRES 108 Earth's Natural Resource Systems Laboratory, PLPT 110 Molds and Man may be taken to fulfill the science requirement (NBR 3–ACE 4) as well as a requirement for the major (BCA-M).

NBR 4: Study of Humanities (ACE 5)

Choose one course from ACE 5 Certified Courses.
 

  • IBUS majors – NBR 4 (ACE 5) – FREN 301 Representative Authors I, FREN 302 Representative Authors II; RUSS 301 Representative Authors I, RUSS 302 Representative Authors II, RUSS 482 Russian Literature in Translation I, RUSS 483 Russian Literature in Translation II; SPAN 305 The Analysis of Communication in Spanish, SPAN 314 Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain, SPAN 315 Representative Authors of Spain, SPAN 331 Latin American Civilization can be taken to fulfill NBR 4–ACE 5 as well as a requirement for a language minor.

NBR 5: Study of the Arts to Understand Their Context (ACE 7)

Choose one course from ACE 7 Certified Courses.

NBR 6: Global Awareness or Knowledge of Human Diversity Through Analysis of an Issue (ACE 9)

Choose one course from ACE 9 Certified Courses.
 

Students enrolling for their first semester with junior standing (or more), will see that the list of approved courses includes a few business courses. While this section is labeled “non-business requirements,” students may elect to enroll in one of the business courses to fulfill the ACE 9 requirement as long as prerequisites are completed (which are generally reserved for juniors or seniors). Work closely with your advisor and bring this to their attention to question how this course may potentially satisfy other degree program requirements, including the major.
 

The options include:

  • ACTS majors – must complete an International Business Course as part of the degree requirements. Actuarial science majors may choose to take ECON 321 Introduction to International Economics to fulfill the IBCR as well as the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9).
  • ABUS majors – AECN 346 World Food Economics, AECN 367 Agricultural Development in Developing Countries, AECN 420 International Food and Agricultural Trade, AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment, AGRI 282 Introduction to Global Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues, ENSC 110 Energy in Perspective, HORT 200 Landscape and Environmental Appreciation, may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) as well as a requirement for the major.
  • BSAD majors – ECON 321, MNGT 414 Leadership in a Global Context may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) as well as a requirement for the major. (ECON 321 and MNGT 414 are also IBCR course options).
  • ECON majors – ECON 321 may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) as well as a requirement for the major. (ECON 321 is also an IBCR option).
  • IBUS majors – ECON 321 or MNGT 414 may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) and may fill a requirement for the major. (Both are also IBCR options).
  • MNGT majors – MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations, MNGT 414 may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) and may be able to fulfill a requirement for the major/minor depending on the option selected. (MNGT 414 is also an IBCR option).
  • An alternative to the above options is allowance of the course to count for NBR 6–ACE 9 and the associated minor—but only one or the other (major OR minor).

In any of the above instances where a double counting is an option, only 3 hours of credit are awarded; student will still need to meet the 120 hours for graduation. Any course that is used for both an ACE requirement and a first major requirement is not allowed to be used towards the completion of the 300/400 Upper Level Requirement.

NBR 7: Business Communication (ACE 1)

BSAD 220 Business Writing
 

  • This is a business writing course with sophomore standing and either ENGL 150 or ENGL 151 as a prerequisite. While it is also an ACE 1 course, as is ENGL, BOTH are specific requirements for the College of Business.
  • RAIKES students will complete a special version of 220.

NBR 8: Oral Communication Skills (ACE 2)

MRKT 257 Sales Communication

Or

COMM 286 Business and Professional Communication
 

  • Due to the importance of this requirement to the business curriculum, the college recommends taking this course on campus.
  • Sophomore standing is a prerequisite to enroll in COMM 286; and while several other courses may be selected to fulfill the university ACE 2 requirement, COMM 286 or MRKT 257 is a specific requirement for the College of Business.
  • RAIKES students will complete RAIK 187H Honors: Introductory Communication Seminar I and RAIK 188H Honors: Introductory Communication Seminar II instead of COMM 286 or MRKT 257.

NOTE: In the selection of course work for any of the above NBR’s, prerequisites, when stated anywhere in this Catalog, means course work MUST BE COMPLETED to enroll in the class. Concurrent enrollment in any identified prerequisite(s) is NOT permitted unless so indicated in the course description.

Business Core – Four Sections (approximately 62-74 hours)

  • Business Core Foundation (BCF) – 17 hours
  • Business Core Intermediate (BCI) – 19 hours
  • Business Core Advanced–Major (BCA-M) (hours vary from 21-33 hrs)
  • Business Core Advanced–Capstone (BCA-C) (3 hours + 0 hour assessment)

The foundation and intermediate courses are designed to expose students to the various business disciplines. The advanced courses are those courses identified for each of the nine majors, and the capstone course is taken the final semester of the program. All course work for the Business Core (except where noted differently), must be taken for a grade.

Business Core Foundation (BCF) – Eight Courses (17 hours)

All students in the College of Business will take the following courses (unless otherwise noted).

All course work (except BSAD 50BSAD 111, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, & BSAD 444 ) must be taken for a grade.
 

RAIKES students will complete a different series of course work for the Business Core Foundation which may include:

  • Foundation: RAIK 181H Honors: Foundations of Business I, RAIK 182H Honors: Foundations of Business II, ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics, ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II & RAIK 270H Statistics and Applications
  • Leadership Series: RAIK 185H Honors: Foundations of Leadership I, RAIK 186H Honors: Foundations of Leadership II & RAIK 285H Honors: Applications of Leadership I
  • Computer Science Foundation: RAIK 183H Honors: Computer Problem Solving Essentials, RAIK 184H Honors: Software Development Essentials, RAIK 283H Honors: Foundations of Computer Science, RAIK 383H Honors: Fundamentals of Software Engineering
BCF 1–BSAD 111 PrEP I, Investing in Strengths
  • BSAD 111
    • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only)
    • Required of all new freshmen
    • Take this course as a freshman (preferably first semester)
  • BSAD 111S
    • 0-credit-hour course, available exclusively to transfer students. Required of all on- and off-campus transfer students
    • Take this course as soon as possible upon transfer into the college (preferably first semester)
BCF 2–BSAD 50 Business Computer Applications
  • 0-credit-hour course (Pass/No Pass).
  • This course is offered twice per semester and should be taken in the FIRST seven weeks of semester two. It is a prerequisite for ECON 215 which is normally taken in the fall of the second year.
  • Required basic-skills computer course, use Access, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • RAIKES students do not need to complete this requirement.
BCF 3–ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I and ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II
  • ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I
    • Sequential; take ACCT 201 first
    • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, 2.5 cumulative GPA; or freshman standing with completion of MATH 104 with a grade of C or better, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA earned in 14 hours of UNL credit
  • ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II
    • Sequential; take ACCT 202 following completion of ACCT 201
    • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; or freshman standing with completion of MATH 104 with a grade of C or better; grade of C or better in ACCT 201; 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Grade of C or better in prerequisites is normally required for accounting courses
BCF 4–ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics (ACE 8/6)
  • Not sequential
  • Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours of UNL course work
  • RAIKES students will satisfy their ACE 8/6 requirement with RAIK 182H Honors: Foundations of Business II/BSAD 182H Honors: Foundations of Business II & ECON 212
BCF 5–ECON 215 Statistics (ACE 3)
  • Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; MATH 104 or MATH 106BSAD 50; 2.5 GPA
  • Raikes students will take RAIK 270H Statistics and Applications
  • Must take ECON 215 (not STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics nor EDPS 459 Statistical Methods nor CRIM 300 Applied Statistics and Data Processing in the Public Sector nor SOCI 206 Introduction to Social Research II)
  • Actuarial science majors MUST take STAT 380 Statistics and Applications instead of ECON 215; will also take STAT 462 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I: Distribution Theory and STAT 463 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II: Statistical Inference 
BCF 6–BSAD 222 PrEP II, Career Development and Planning
  • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only)
  • Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business; Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA.
  • Take this course as a sophomore.

Business Core Intermediate (BCI) – Eight Courses (20 hours)

  • Prerequisites for the BCI courses include MATH (NBR2), ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 215, BSAD 220 Business Writing, and a 2.5 GPA
  • Required of all business students regardless of major (except where noted under individual courses)
  • RAIKES students may take RAIK 281H Honors: Business Systems and Operations I and RAIK 381H Honors: Advanced Topics in Business I in place of FINA 361 Finance, SCMA 331 Operations and Supply Chain Management, and SCMA 350 Business Analytics/Information Analysis. They will also take RAIK 341H Honors: Marketing in place of MRKT 341 Marketing. Raikes requirements are subject to change.
  • In addition to differences noted above, RAIKES students will also complete:
  • Design Studio courses: RAIK 401H Honors: RAIK Design Studio IRAIK 402H Honors: RAIK Design Studio II, RAIK 403H Honors: RAIK Design Studio III, and RAIK 404H Honors: RAIK Design Studio IV
  • Computer science electives: 6 hrs from the following: CSCE 378 Human-Computer Interaction, CSCE 475 Multiagent Systems, CSCE 476 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, RAIK 384H Honors: Applied Numerical Analysis (which may be taken Pass/No Pass)
  • Enrollment in BCI normally occurs during the sophomore and junior year
  • All course work must be taken for a grade
  • Sequence with the following recommendations/restrictions:
    • Plan complete sequence of intentions to take BCI (and necessary prerequisites) to remain on schedule for graduation
    • Enroll in courses most applicable to your major as soon as possible, particularly MRKT or FINA and SCMA, to stay on sequence for major.
    • There are exceptions to these requirements for specific majors (ACCT, MRKT, ACTS). Please note those exceptions.
    • If transferring, a maximum of 3 hours may apply with further restrictions on applicability to not exceed the 75% rule.
    • See the links for each course to know the specific prerequisites and course descriptions.
BCI 1–BLAW 371 Legal Environment or BLAW 372 Business Law I

OR

BCI 2 – SCMA 350 Business Analytics/Information Analysis and SCMA 350L Advanced Data Analysis Lab or in certain cases MRKT 350 Marketing Analytics
BCI 3 – FINA 361 Finance
BCI 4 – MRKT 341 Marketing
BCI 5 – SCMA 331 Operations and Supply Chain Management
BCI 6 – MNGT 301 Introduction to Management

Professional Enhancement Program – Upper level

PrEP–BSAD 333 PrEP III, Internship and Job Search Strategies
  • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only).
  • Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business; 2.5 GPA; BSAD 222.
  • Take this course second semester sophomore year or junior year.
PrEP–BSAD 444 PrEP IV, Professional and Life Skills
  • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only).
  • Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business; 2.5 GPA; Senior standing or by permission.
  • Take this course first or second semester of senior year

Business Core Advanced-Major (BCA-M) – (21-33 hours)

  • Course work for the major requires completion of specific, required courses of the department, along with other guidelines.
  • Refer to the major page for a listing of requirements.
  • Careful and advanced planning is necessary as some courses for the major may not necessarily be available every semester and classes for the major are limited in the summer sessions. .
  • ALL course work for the major must be taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass).
  • Students may be able to take their International Business Course Requirement (IBCR) as part of their major.
  • Although a 2.5 GPA may not be required to take these courses, a 2.5 is required to apply for graduation; thus, students are expected to maintain this level throughout their collegiate career.
  • Sequencing of classes is critical, particularly for agribusiness, actuarial science, and international business; plan the major courses well in advance of enrollment.
  • By this point in time, the curriculum was designed for ACE (except ACE 10) to have been completed through other course work. If missing an ACE 4 or 9, there may be options through the major to fulfill both requirements.
  • A maximum of 3 hours of course work may transfer if the 75% rule has not been exceeded. Further restrictions may apply.

Business Core Advanced-Capstone (BCA-C) – Two Courses (3 hours)

BCA-C 1 – MNGT 475 Business Policies and Strategies (ACE 10)
  • Reserved for graduating seniors, this course requires the Business Core Foundation (BCF) and Intermediate (BCI) course work to be completed for enrollment. BLAW 371 or BLAW 372 may be completed concurrently. Actuarial students may take FINA 461 concurrent with MNGT 475.
  • A capstone course integrating business concepts covered throughout the program.
  • Major Field Test required as part of assessment, which must be passed to graduate.
  • Course MUST be taken at UNL and taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass).
BCA-C 2 – BSAD 98 Senior Assessment
  • A 0 credit-hour seminar required of ALL business graduating seniors.
  • Taught via Blackboard – all components must be completed to a satisfactory level to graduate.

Electives – Hours vary to meet 120 hour minimum to graduate

Electives round out the rest of the 120 hour curriculum where students have the option to choose courses toward a second major, a dual degree, a minor (or two); or, students can simply select courses of personal interest.

  • Some hours may need to be additional business course work (to meet the requirement that 60 hours of course work be in business). This requirement will vary by major.
  • There may be a need to enroll in an international business course requirement (IBCR) if not taken as part of the major or for the business elective(s) requirement.
  • A minimum of 12 hours of 300/400 upper-level course work beyond the business core is required for most majors to ensure depth is achieved through enrollment in elective hours. See 300/400-level Elective Requirement below for additional information.

In addition to the Foundation, Leadership, and Computer Science Foundation courses listed earlier, RAIKES students will also complete the following courses as part of the degree requirements:

  • Raikes Design Studio Courses (must be taken for a grade):Raikes students will complete the Design Studio sequence as directed by the Raikes office.
  • Raikes Computer Science Electives: Choose 6 hours from: CSCE 378 Human-Computer Interaction, CSCE 476 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence or RAIK 384H Honors: Applied Numerical Analysis (can be taken Pass/No Pass)

If not completed through the other area requirements, any remaining ACE requirements will need to be completed as required electives.

  • In a 21-hour major, students will average 30 hours of elective credit; 2nd major options and/or minors may be appropriate to consider for elective hours.

Other Requirements

International Business Course Requirement (IBCR)

  • The international business course requirement (IBCR) is to broaden the student’s international perspective.
  • Each student, excluding accounting majors, must include one course which emphasizes an international perspective.
  • Actuarial Science majors are encouraged to take FINA 450 if they have not met this requirement with completion of NBR 6 – ACE 9 with ECON 321 or MNGT 414.
  • The IBCR must be taken for a grade.

The course must be chosen from the following approved list of International Business Course Requirement (IBCR) courses. Many of these courses have prerequisites. Some are restricted for education abroad and others may only be offered once a year. Thus, you are advised to plan ahead in scheduling this requirement into your program.

IBCR Courses

BSAD 491 International Studies in Business and Economics (1-15 hrs)

  • Available only to students studying abroad for which there is no UNL equivalent course.
  • Available also for the Senshu, Japan, CIMBA Italy, and for the China Education Abroad Programs.
  • Senshu program students may apply 3 hours towards electives in the FINA, MNGT, or MRKT major; 6 hours applicable for BSAD or IBUS major/minor.
  • BSAD 491 credit from any other study abroad program should be based on course topics directly associated with a specific major in MNGT, MRKT or FINA, and may need department consent. Students should visit with an academic advisor for assistance.

BSAD 320 Global Issues

BSAD 420 Global Leadership and the Culture Map

ECON 321 (If not completed at this point, ECON 321 may double count for ACE 9.)

ECON 421 International Trade (credit cannot be earned in both ECON 421 and AECN 420)

ECON 422 International Finance

ECON 423 Economics of the Less Developed Countries

ECON 466 Pro-seminar in International Relations I & ECON 467 Pro-seminar in International Relations II (Credit option for students participating in the Nebraska at Oxford Program.)

ECON 440 Regional Development

FINA 450 International Financial Management

MNGT 414 (If not completed at this point, MNGT 414 may double count for ACE 9.)

SCMA 459 Global Information Systems

MRKT 453 International Marketing

SCMA 439 Global Sourcing and Distribution

Although the following courses may also be used to fulfill requirements in the international business major/minor/IBCR, students should be aware that they are not necessarily offered on a consistent basis.

ECON 322 Introduction to Development Economics (credit cannot be earned in both ECON 322 and AECN 367 Agricultural Development in Developing Countries)

ECON 323 The Economic Development of Latin America

ECON 388 Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 487 Economies in Transition
 

If planned carefully, the IBCR course can count in two places. It is not an extra 3 hours of credit, but rather, is 3 hours embedded within other requirements. If selected carefully, it can also count for 3 hours of credit in the major (i.e. MRKT 453 International Marketing counts for MRKT elective in MRKT major and would count for the IBCR; FINA 450 International Financial Management counts for FINA elective in FINA major and would fulfill the IBCR as well; etc.). On the other hand, if course work for the major is already determined by personal choices or requirements, the IBCR can count in electives, and more specifically, for one of the ‘business’ electives needed for most majors. If not planned carefully this requirement can mean that the student will need to take an additional three hours of credit.

300/400 Upper-level Requirement

As part of the degree requirements, all students must complete a certain number of 300/400 level courses. Most of these courses will be completed in the Business Core but some majors will require additional hours from outside of the Business Core. With a "standard" 21 hour major 12 additional hours will be required. Normally, if a major is larger than 21 hours the number of additional upper level courses is reduced. This can be business or non-business course work.

  • Business course work from the Business Core Intermediate (BCI), Business Core Advanced-Major (FIRST Major) or Business Core Advanced-Capstone may NOT be used to fulfill this requirement with exceptions noted below:
  • If more than 21 hours of course work for the major are taken at the 300/400-level and of those hours, course work is not being double counted toward the NBR and major, the additional 300/400-level hours can be used to fulfill the 300/400-level requirement. You will need to consult your Degree Audit to determine your requirements.
  • BSAD majors will complete a 24 hour major and only need to complete 9 upper level hours.
  • FINA majors, will take between 24 and 27 hours for their major; consult the major section in this document or your Degree Audit to determine how many hours will double count for this requirement. This will depend on which option you select for the major.
  • Actuarial science, agribusiness majors, and RAIKES students do not need to meet this requirement due to the additional hours at the 300/400 level required for the major/program.
  • Business Core Advanced-Major course work used for a SECOND major (if picked), or upper level graded course work selected for a minor MAY count.
  • Non-business course work (NBR) taken at the 300/400 level may be double counted to fulfill this requirement if it is not being used to double count for the 1st major.
  • No course may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis unless it is business course numbered 398/399 credit. Only 3 hours of 398/399 is allowed for this requirement.

Business Course/Business Elective Hours

At a minimum, sixty (60) hours of business courses are required for the BSBA degree.

The required hours WILL VARY BY MAJOR, dependent on how requirements have been accepted and/or completed throughout the previous components of the program. While GENERAL MINIMUM guidelines by major are noted below, My Degree Audit will specify minimum business credit hour expectations for each student. You will generally see this addressed under the ELECTIVE section (BUSINESS ELECTIVES) on My Degree Audit.
 

  • ACCT, ECON, MRKT majors – 3 hours of business electives
  • BSAD – no additional business course work as your major consists of 24 hours of business course work
  • ACTS – no additional business course work as your major consists of 28 hours of business course work
  • FINA – no additional business course work as your major consists of 24-27 hours of business course work.
  • ABUS and RAIK – no additional business course work required due to intent of major as being ‘business-related’ course work.
  • Additional hours may be required if there is a variation in hours for NBR, BCF, BCI or BCA, or if there is a violation of the 75% rule, the 15 hour rule, etc.

Course work must be taken for a grade except for 398/399 options where grades are generally not permitted

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Other than meeting the minimum requirement for admission to the University, the College does not require any additional work in foreign languages. Students, however, are always encouraged to take language courses.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation; more may be necessary if specific degree requirements have not yet been completed. Most students will graduate with 121 hours as BSAD 50 is not applicable toward degree requirements.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

While students may earn grades of C- or D, there are restrictions and recommendations for such grades and further enrollment options:
 

  • Grade of C or higher is expected in prerequisite course to enroll in accounting courses
  • A grade of C or higher is required in FINA 361 Finance in order to take most upper level FINA courses
  • Grade of C or higher required in other departmental higher-level sequencing courses (i.e. MATH 101 to take MATH 104, etc.). See course descriptions to determine enrollment restrictions.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required to enroll in many business courses, ACCT 201, ACCT 202, BLAW 371, BLAW 372ECON 215, FINA 361, MNGT 301, MNGT 475, MRKT 341, MRKT 350, SCMA 331, SCMA 350.
  • Grades of C- or lower can be removed by retaking the course at UNL or within the University system (UNK, UNO).
  • Grades of C or better are required to transfer courses from other institutions.
  • Academic bankruptcy options may be considered for students who have one or two semesters of poor performance.

Pass/No Pass

The Pass/No Pass option is designed for students who want to study areas or topics in which they may have minimum preparation. If used for this purpose, the option can enrich the student’s academic experience without lowering the student’s grade point average. Several restrictions apply when considering the Pass/No Pass option:
 

  • BSAD 111, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, BSAD 444 and BSAD 50 are offered only as Pass/No Pass. All are required.
  • Students may apply no more than 6 hours of elective credit using the Pass/No Pass option (excludes BSAD 111, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, BSAD 444).
  • No student in any College enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln may take business courses in the College of Business using the Pass/No Pass option.
  • College of Business students may NOT take course work to satisfy ACE requirements, the International Business Course Requirement (IBCR), nor any required business course work, including the major and minor, using the Pass/No Pass option.
  • Students majoring in actuarial science through the College of Business may NOT take any math, actuarial science, or required courses using the Pass/No Pass option.
  • Students taking courses to fulfill the requirements of a minor in an area of study outside the College of Business are subject to College rules restricting use of the Pass/No Pass option if courses in their minor are used to meet ACE or any college-specific requirements.
  • Students seeking any minor outside the College should verify rules applying to minimum grade expectations and Pass/No Pass options with the advisor for their minor as additional restrictions may apply and they often vary.
  • Students from UNO/UNK/UNMC and from other institutions are subject to the same restrictions listed here for UNL students.

Exceptions to the above rules are limited to the following and no other exceptions will be made.

  • An independent study course (398, 399) may be taken in the College of Business using the Pass/No Pass option with the permission of the instructor and the department chair but College of Business students who qualify for this exception may use the independent study course (398, 399) only as elective credit.
  • Advanced Placement grades of P and Credit By Exam grades of P will be accepted to fulfill degree requirements. These hours will not count against the 6-hour-maximum hours permitted.
  • Students who travel abroad and return with “credit” rather than grades from the institution where they studied may use P grades to fulfill degree requirements. These hours will not count against the 6-hour-maximum number of hours permitted.

GPA Requirements

A 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required to apply for graduation, as well as a requirement for enrollment in ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, ECON 215, BLAW 371 and BLAW 372, FINA 361, SCMA 331, MNGT 301, MNGT 475, SCMA 350 or MRKT 350, and MRKT 341. In some instances, a specific grade is required in certain courses to continue with upper-level course work.

Transfer Credit Rules

See Maximum/Minimum hour restrictions under Course Exclusions and Restrictions

Course Level Requirements (Hour Requirement 300+)

In addition to the Business Core Intermediate and Business Core Advanced and Business Course Advanced Capstone requirements, business students must complete an additional 12 hours of 300/400-level course work in their program (not required for ACTS, SCMA majors and RAIKES students). Students generally fulfill this requirement through their electives, but there may be a few upper-class students who can fulfill the requirement with the ACE course requirements. Twelve hours is based on a 21 hour major. The number is adjusted when there are larger majors.

Residency

At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed in residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Students electing to study abroad in their final semester are exempted for the hours earned abroad, but no additional hours may be transferred in the last 36 hours. This exemption requires filing a written appeal in the Undergraduate Programs office.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu. Students may also use the Catalog’s course search facility to search for ACE groups. Example: Enter ACE one in the search to generate a list of all possible ACE 1 courses. MyRED may also be used to search for offered ACE classes.

ACE Achievement-Centered Education—Ten Courses (normally 30 hours)

This is the university’s innovative, outcomes-focused general education component designed to enhance the undergraduate experience by providing broad exposure to multiple disciplines, complementing the major and helping students develop important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
 

Important rules to remember when selecting course work to meet this requirement:

  • There are 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and at least one course, equivalent to 3 credit hours, must be taken for each of the 10 SLO’s.
  • Up to three ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), 4-10, may be satisfied by work in one subject area;
  • ACE SLO’s must be satisfied by work in at least three subject areas;
  • No ACE course may satisfy more than one ACE SLO in a student’s program;
  • If an ACE course addresses two ACE SLO’s, the student decides which one of the two outcomes the course will satisfy in that student’s program. (My Degree Audit will make an automatic decision based on first course taken; first SLO needed.)
  • As part of the College requirements of non-business and business courses, many courses will also work for ACE. Students should carefully review required course work with ACE options to make the best use of courses to fulfill both degree requirements as well as UNL ACE requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students (including transfer students) must follow the Undergraduate Catalog in effect when they enroll in the College of Business. Students who leave the College and return or those applying for ‘readmission’ to the College are subject to requirements in place at the time of their re-enrollment in the College.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in business administration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the five functional areas of business (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing).
  2. Locate and manipulate data to inform business decisions.
  3. Integrate the knowledge from multiple areas in making business decisions.
  4. Identify stakeholders and consider their perspectives in an ethical fashion.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

In addition to the College Degree Requirements, students will complete 24 hours of course work for the major.

As noted in the College Degree Requirements section, all course work for the major must be taken for a grade.

No departmental 399/499 courses may count toward the business administration major.

Specific Major Requirements

Business Core Advanced–Major (BCA-M)

Students interested in pursuing the bachelor of science degree with a major in business administration are to complete 24 hours of 300/400-level business course work for the Business Core Advanced-Major (BCA-M) to be selected from course work offered by:
 

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management or Supply Chain
  • Marketing

As part of the 24 hour requirement:

  • Course work must be from the 300/400-level with the course work selected from the following approved list.
  • A MINIMUM of 3 hours from each of five departments must be represented.
  • A MINIMUM of 6 hours from each of three departments must be represented.
  • A MINIMUM of 9 hours must be taken at the 400 level. A minimum of three departments must be represented at the 400 level.
  • Departmental 499s (unless an honors thesis) may NOT be used toward the major.

Course work for the major must be selected from the following courses:
 

Accounting
Using Accounting Information (Recommended course for Business Administration students)
Managerial Accounting
Accounting Systems
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Any 400-level accounting course work
Economics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Introduction to International Economics
Any 400-level economics course work
Finance
Principles of Individual and Corporate Risk Management
Investment Principles
Financial Institutions
Any 400-level finance or actuarial science course work
Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations
Human Resource Management
Managing Behavior in Organizations
Supply Chain Decision Making Models
Any 400-level management or supply chain management course work
Marketing
Marketing Channels Management
Marketing Communication Strategy
Market Research
Marketing Analytics
Marketing Metrics
Any 400-level marketing course work
Additional Restrictions

Students who earn BSAD 491 International Studies in Business and Economics (6 hrs) from the Senshu (Japan) study abroad program may substitute 6 hours of BSAD 491 toward the second course in two of the three required departments.

Students who earn BSAD 491 (3 hrs) from the CBA China study abroad program may substitute 3 hours of BSAD 491 toward the second course in one of the three required departments.

Students who earn BSAD 491 (3 hrs) from the CBA CIMBA (Italy) study abroad program may substitute 3 hours of BSAD 491 toward the second course in one of the three required departments.

Additional Major Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements/Rules

Enrollment in any upper-level course work offered by the departments requires completion of appropriate prerequisites. Refer to course descriptions for specific course prerequisites.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Same as College grade rules.

Pass/No Pass

Same as College Pass/No Pass rules.

GPA Requirements

Same as College GPA requirements.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

General Business Minor—Plan A Only

The minor consists of the following 18 hours:
 

ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions3
ECON 200Economic Essentials and Issues3
BLAW 300Business, Government & Society3
FINA 300Financial Decision Making3
MNGT 300Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations3
MRKT 300Contemporary Marketing3
Total Credit Hours18

Please note the following information:

  • This minor is available to all other colleges at UNL.
  • Only nonbusiness students can complete this minor.
  • Courses in the minor can’t be used towards a degree in business
  • Prerequisites are enforced.
  • No more than one course may be transferred into the minor. The number of courses is calculated on the course replaced. If ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I and ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II are used to replace ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions, it is one course
  • Students with previous credit in business should see their college advisor for further information.
  • Credit cannot be earned in both: ACCT 201 or ACCT 202 and ACCT 200; BLAW 371 Legal Environment or BLAW 372 Business Law I and BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society; ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues; FINA 361 Finance and FINA 300 Financial Decision Making; MNGT 301 Introduction to Management and MNGT 300 Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations; MRKT 341 Marketing and MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing.
  • During the year, courses are often offered both in class and online. Students should plan ahead to complete their classes. Online classes are offered in the summer but because of limitations students should not plan to take more than two courses online in the summer.
ACCT200
Accounting for Business Decisions

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cum GPA; Sophomore standing (or freshman standing with 14 credit hours of UNL credit and Math 104 with a grade of 'C' or 'Pass' or better).

Letter grade only. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202.

Description: This course is designed to introduce financial and managerial accounting concepts to students who are not business majors but who will use such information in future roles as investors, owners, managers, employees and /or taxpaying citizens. Because accounting is referred to as `the language of business' a primary objective of this course is to enable you to understand how accounting meets the information needs of various users. The course lays a foundation for understanding and use of accounting concepts, skills and judgments in numerous endeavors, both career and personal.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 300; HRTM 310

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:ALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT201
Introductory Accounting I

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing (or Freshman standing with 14 credit hours of UNL credit and MATH 104 with grade of 'C' or 'Pass' or better); and 2.5 GPA.

ACCT 201 provides foundation for advanced courses. ACCT 201 is 'Letter grade only'. Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ACCT 200 and either of ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202.

Description: Fundamentals of accounting, reporting, and analysis to understand financial, managerial, and business concepts and practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:ALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT201H
Honors: Introductory Accounting I

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission; freshman standing.

Description: Fundamentals of accounting, reporting, and analysis to understand financial, managerial, and business concepts and practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT202
Introductory Accounting II

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing (or freshman standing with 14 credit hours of UNL credit and Math 104 or Math 106 with a grade of 'C' or `Pass' or better); ACCT 201 or 201H with grade of `C' or above; and 2.5 GPA.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ACCT 200 and either of ACCT 201 and/or ACCT 202.

Description: Continuation of ACCT 201.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:ALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT202H
Introductory Accounting II

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Sophomore standing; ACCT201 or ACCT201H with a grade of C or above; and a 2.5 cumulative GPA

Description: Continuation of ACCT 201H.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT301
Using Accounting Information

Prerequisites: For non-Accounting majors only; 2.5 GPA, ACCT 201 or 201H and ACCT 202 or202H with a C or better.

Does not provide credit toward an accounting degree or accounting minor.

Description: Designed to introduce non-accounting majors to the basics of using accounting information. Covers the practical relationships between business decisions and the financial statements, including forecasting, investment decisions, and tax effects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT306
Survey of Accounting

Prerequisites: Except for the 53-hr requirement, the junior standing prerequisite is waived.

A one-semester course for students above the sophomore level who desire a knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting. ACCT 306 is not open to students who have credit in ACCT 201 and/or 202.

Description: Fundamentals of accounting analysis which are most helpful in understanding managerial and business concepts and practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ACCT308
Managerial Accounting

Prerequisites: ACCT 201 or 201H, ACCT 202 or 202H, or ACCT 306, ECON 215 or STAT 218, SCMA 331 and Math 104 or 106/108H; all with grades of 'C' or above.

Description: Internal accounting as a tool to generate information for managerial planning and control. Conventional and computer problem materials are used to develop understanding of operating and capital budgets, standard costs, incremental concepts, relevant costs, transfer pricing, and responsibility and profit center reports as a means of analysis as well as techniques of measurement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT309
Accounting Systems

Prerequisites: ACCT 201 or 201H and ACCT 202 or 202H, or ACCT 306, and Math 104 or 106/108H; with grades of C or better; or permission

Description: Examination of accounting system concepts, applications, and the process by which they are analyzed, designed, and implemented. Emphasis on management information and computer applications in financial accounting, auditing, and management accounting by means of case study analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT312
Federal Tax Accounting

Prerequisites: Co-requisite: to be taken con-currently with or after ACCT 313

Description: Federal and state income tax concepts. Includes theory and historical growth of the fundamentals of the federal tax laws and regulations. Emphasis on the practical application of the tax laws in the preparation of the tax returns (for wage earners and sole proprietors) and the need for tax planning.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACCT 813, ACCT 413; ACCT 815; ACCT 816; ACCT 819

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT313
Intermediate Accounting I

Prerequisites: ACCT 201 or 201H and ACCT 202 or 202H, or ACCT 306, and Math 104 or 106/108H; with grades of C or better

Description: Analysis and interpretation of financial and operating statements; net income concepts, statements from incomplete records; theory and practice relating to cash flow; and the investment in tangible and intangible assets.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACCT 312; ACCT 314; ACCT 355; ACCT 407

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT314
Intermediate Accounting II

Prerequisites: ACCT 313 with grade of C or better or permission

Description: Continuation of ACCT 313 with emphasis on contemporary accounting theory and practice regarding long-term liabilities, corporate equities, and problem areas under study by professional accounting organizations. Analysis of financial statements and the statements of cash flow stressed and related to current controversial topics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT355
Research in Accounting

Prerequisites: ACCT 313 with a grade of C or better

Description: Research, analysis, and communication of proposals based on current issues in accounting, auditing, and taxation via written reports and presentations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT398
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ACCT399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission of director of the School of Accountancy.

Open to juniors and seniors concentrating in accounting.

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the School.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ACCT399H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission of the supervising faculty member and chair of the School of Accountancy.

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a faculty member within the School of Accountancy

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

ACCT401
Fraud Examination and Internal AuditCrosslisted with ACCT 801

Prerequisites: ACCT 314 and ACCT 309 with grade of C or better

Description: Principles and methodologies of detecting and deterring fraud using accounting, auditing, and investigative skills. Also introduces the fundamentals of internal auditing in a changing business environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT404
Advanced AccountingCrosslisted with ACCT 804

Prerequisites: ACCT 314 with grade of C or better or permission

Description: Special accounting problems relating to the preparation of combined and consolidated financial statements for accounting entities with branch offices and with subsidiaries, both domestic and foreign; partnership accounting; accounting for foreign currency transactions and translations; governmental and not-for-profit accounting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT407
Ethics and Accountant's Professional Responsibility

Prerequisites: ACCT 313 with grade of "C" or better

Description: Role of a professional accountant, codes of accountants, ethical decision making, the legal, regulatory and social environment in which an accountant makes an ethical decision.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT409
Accounting Information Systems (AIS)Crosslisted with ACCT 809

Prerequisites: ACCT 309 with a grade of C or better

Description: Identify, document, evaluate, and suggest improvements to accounting information systems (AIS). Focus on impact of new technology on business transactions in an AIS, and how the information system influences and supports business decisions. Current events in the AIS field.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT410
AuditingCrosslisted with ACCT 810

Prerequisites: ACCT 309 and 314, both with a grade of C or better

Description: Duties and responsibilities of auditors, methods of conducting various kind of audits; audit working papers; the preparation of the audit report; the auditor's certificate; special problems in the audit of different kinds of enterprises.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACCT 832

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT413
Corporate Tax AccountingCrosslisted with ACCT 813

Prerequisites: ACCT 312 or 412/812 with a grade of C or better

Description: Federal income taxation for corporations. Tax laws associated with formation, operation, distribution, redemption, and reorganizations are analyzed.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACCT499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

ACTS399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ACTS401
Problem Lab: Basic Actuarial Applications of Probability

Prerequisites: MATH 208/208H and STAT 462, or parallel, and both with a grade of "Pass" or "C" or better

Description: Calculus-based probability, both univariate and multivariate, applications to risk management-related problems. Problems as posed in the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Exam "P" and/or Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Exam "1". Determination of loss frequency distributions and their characteristics, expected value, variance, and percentiles. Determination of loss severity distributions and their characteristics, expected value, variance, and percentiles. Determination of loss sharing parameters, deductibles, and maximum payments.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ACTS402
Problem Lab: Basic Actuarial Applications of Financial Mathematics

Prerequisites: ACTS 440/840 or parallel

Description: Application of basic mathematics of finance to problems involving valuation of financial transactions. Problems as posed in the "Society of Actuaries (SOA) Exam 'FM'" and/or "Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Exam '2'". Determining equivalent measures of interest; estimating the rate of return on a fund; discounting or accumulating a sequence of payments with interest; determining yield rate; length of investment; amounts of investment contributions or amounts of investment returns for various types of financial transactions; and basic calculations involving yield curves, spot rates, forward rates, duration, convexity, immunization and short sales; introduction to financial derivatives (forwards, options, futures, and swaps) and their use in risk management; and introduction to the concept of no-arbitage as a fundamental concept in financial mathematics.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ACTS403
Problem Lab: Actuarial Models - Life Contingencies

Prerequisites: ACTS 470/870, 471/871, and 473/873

Description: Problems as posed in the "Society of Actuaries (SOA) Exam 'M'" and/or "Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Exam '3'". Survival and severity models; "Markov Chain" models; life contingencies; and "Poisson" processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ACTS404
Problem Lab: Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models

Prerequisites: ACTS 410 and 425

Description: Problems as posed in the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Exam "C" and/or Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Exam "4". Construction of empirical models; construction and selection of parametric models; credibility theory; interpolation and smoothing of data; and simulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ACTS405
Problem Lab: Actuarial Models - Financial Economics

Prerequisites: ACTS 440/840 and FINA 467

Description: Problems as posed in the "Society of Actuaries (SOA) Exam 'M'". Interest rate models; rational valuation of derivative securities (option pricing: put-call parity, the binomial model, Black-Scholes formula, and actuarial applications; interpretation of option Greeks and delta-hedging; features of exotic options; an introduction to Brownian motion and Itô's lemma); and risk management techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ACTS410
Introduction to Credibility, Smoothing of Data, and SimulationCrosslisted with ACTS 810

Prerequisites: STAT 463

Description: Full, partial, Buhlmann, and Buhlmann-Straub credibility models. Introduction to empirical Bayes and statistical distributions used to model loss experience. Application of "polynomial splines" to actuarial data. Simulation of "discrete" and "continuous random" variables in context of actuarial models. Simulation to "p-value" of hypothesis test. "Bootstrap method" of estimating the "mean squared error" of an estimator.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 404

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS425
Survival ModelsCrosslisted with ACTS 825

Prerequisites: STAT 463 with a grade of "C" or better

Description: Parametric and tabular survival models. Estimation based on observations that might not be complete. Concomitant variables. Use of population data. Applications to groups with impaired lives.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 404

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS430
Actuarial Applications of Applied StatisticsCrosslisted with ACTS 830

Prerequisites: STAT 463 with a grade of "C" or better

Data sets processed and analyzed using statistical software.

Description: Introduction to forecasting in actuarial science. Simple and multiple regression, instrumental variables, time series methods, and applications of methods in forecasting actuarial variables. Interest rates, inflation rates, and claim frequencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS440
Interest TheoryCrosslisted with ACTS 840

Prerequisites: MATH 208/208H with a grade of "Pass" or "C" or better, or parallel

Description: Application of financial mathematics to problems involving valuation of financial transactions; equivalent measures of interest; rate of return on a fund; discounting or accumulating a sequence of payments with interest; and yield rates, length of investment, amounts of investment contributions or amounts of investment returns for various types of financial transactions; loans and bonds. Introduction to the mathematics of modern financial analysis. Calculations involving yield curves, spot rates, forward rates, duration, convexity, and immunization.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ACTS441
Introduction to Financial EconomicsCrosslisted with ACTS 841

Prerequisites: MATH 208 with grade of "C" or better or concurrent; ACTS 440

Description: Financial mathematics concepts related to short sales, forwards, options, futures, and swaps, and their use in risk management, hedging and investment strategies, fundamental concepts of put-call parity and no-arbitrage, and interest rate models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS442
Principles of Pension ValuationCrosslisted with ACTS 842

Prerequisites: ACTS 471/871 with a grade of "C" or better

Description: Actuarial cost methods. Determination of normal costs and accrued liability. Effect on valuation results due to changes in experience, assumptions and plan provisions. Valuation of ancillary benefits. Determination of actuarially equivalent benefits at early or postponed retirement and optional forms of payment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS450
Stochastic Processes for ActuariesCrosslisted with ACTS 850

Prerequisites: STAT 463 with a grade of "C" or better

Description: Introduction to stochastic processes and their applications in actuarial science. Discrete-time and continuous-time processes; Markov chains; the Poisson process; compound Poisson processes; non-homogeneous Poisson processes; arithmetic and geometric Brownian motions. Applications of these processes in computation of resident fees for continuing care retirement communities. Pricing of financial instruments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS470
Life Contingencies ICrosslisted with ACTS 870

Prerequisites: ACTS 440 and STAT 462, each with a grade of "C" or better

First course of a two-course sequence that includes ACTS 471.

Description: Theory and applications of contingency mathematics in the areas of life and health insurance, annuities, and pensions. Probabilistic models.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 403

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS471
Life Contingencies IICrosslisted with ACTS 871

Prerequisites: ACTS 470 and STAT 462, each with a grade of "C" or better

Description: Life insurance reserve for models based on a single life. Introduction to multiple life models for pensions and life insurance and to multiple decrement models.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 403

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS473
Introduction to Risk TheoryCrosslisted with ACTS 873

Prerequisites: STAT 462 with a grade of "C" or better

Description: Applications of compound distributions in modeling of insurance loss. Continuous-time compound Poisson surplus processes, computation of ruin probabilities, the distributions of the deficit at the time of ruin, and the maximal aggregate loss. The effect of reinsurance on the probability of ruin.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 403

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS474
Introduction to Property/Casualty Actuarial ScienceCrosslisted with ACTS 874

Prerequisites: STAT 462 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Mathematical, financial, and risk-theoretical foundations of casualty actuarial science. Risk theory, loss reserving, ratemaking, risk classification, credibility theory, reinsurance, financial pricing of insurance, and other special issues and applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ACTS475
Actuarial Applications in PracticeCrosslisted with ACTS 875

Prerequisites: ACTS 471/871; FINA 307/307H or 338

Description: Principles and practices of pricing and/or funding and valuation for life, health, property and liability insurance, and annuities and pension plans. Commercially available actuarial modeling software.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

BLAW300
Business, Government & Society

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cum gpa; Sophomore Standing

Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW 300 and BLAW 371 and/or BLAW 372. Letter grade only.

Description: This course examines the business organization in relationship to government, employee groups and the community. A major theme in the course is the social responsibility of business. Topics of study include ethics, environmental issues, employee rights, government regulation, global management and the U.S. political system as it affects business decision making.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

BLAW371
Legal Environment

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW300 and either of BLAW371/BLAW371H or BLAW372. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Law as it relates to the business transaction. Torts, contracts, sales, and related topics in the political and economics environment in which business functions and consideration of social and ethical issues creating pressure for change.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BLAW371H
Legal Environment

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass. Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW300 and either of BLAW371/BLAW371H or BLAW372.

Description: Law as it relates to the business transaction. Torts, contracts, sales, and related topics in the political and economics environment in which business functions and consideration of social and ethical issues creating pressure for change.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BLAW372
Business Law I

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both BLAW300 and either of BLAW371/BLAW371H or BLAW372.

Description: Basic legal principles needed to recognize the relevant issues and the legal implications of business situations. Application of the principles of law to accounting and auditing. Political, social, and ethical implications. Property and contracts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD111
PrEP I, Investing in Strengths

Prerequisites: Freshman standing; a major in the College of Business Administration.

Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Focuses on identifying and developing your unique strengths for personal success in college and in life. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PREP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 222H

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD111S
PrEP I, Investing in Strengths for Transfer Students

Prerequisites: Open only to College of Business majors with sophomore standing or above.

Description: Focuses on identifying unique strengths for personal success in college and in life. Provides transfer students with essential information to understand their strengths. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 222H

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
Max credits per degree:
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:0

ACE:

BSAD181H
Honors: Foundations of Business ICrosslisted with RAIK 181H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program; admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.

Description: Introduction to financial accounting, accounting systems, basic finance, management and information systems. Content integration and application, problem-solving and situational analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD182H
Honors: Foundations of Business IICrosslisted with RAIK 182H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program; admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD/RAIK 181H.

Description: Introduction to managerial accounting and microeconomics. Continuation of management, information systems and accounting systems topics. Content integration and application, problem-solving and situational analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

BSAD185H
Honors: Foundations of Leadership ICrosslisted with RAIK 185H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program; Admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.

Description: Introduction to personal development and its application to leadership.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD186H
Honors: Foundations of Leadership IICrosslisted with RAIK 186H

Prerequisites: Admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD/RAIK 185H.

Second course in the Raikes School leadership core. BSAD/RAIK is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Continued pursuit and analysis of personal development and its application to leadership. Introduction to teams.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD191
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair

Amount of credit to be earned is determined by the instructor at the time of registration.

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:6.00
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6.00

ACE:

BSAD191H
Special Topics: CBA Honors Academy

Description: Variety of topics at the undergraduate level. Open only to CBA Honors Academy students or by permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:6.00
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6.00

ACE:

BSAD220
Business Writing

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; ENGL150 or ENGL151. Open only to CBA majors.

Description: Principles of effective written business communication. Focus on effective writing strategies used in business disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

BSAD220H
Honors Business WritingCrosslisted with RAIK 288H

Prerequisites: Open to CBA Honors Academy Students or Raikes School of Computer Science and Management students in good standing or by permission. Sophomore standing; ENGL150/ENGL150H or ENGL151/ENGL151H.

Description: Principles of effective written business communication. Focus on effective writing strategies used in business disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

BSAD222
PrEP II, Career Development and Planning

Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business Administration; Sophomore Standing; 2.5 GPA, BSAD111/BSAD111S or concurrent.

Offered Pass/No Pass.

Description: Focuses on career development and planning. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 333

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD222H
Honors: PrEP II, Career Development and Planning

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the CBA Honors Academy or by permission. Major in College of Business Administration, Sophomore standing, 2.5 GPA, BSAD111/BSAD111S or concurrent.

Offered Pass/No Pass.

Description: Focuses on career development and planning. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 333

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD281H
Honors: Business Systems and Operations ICrosslisted with RAIK 281H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program; admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD/RAIK 182H.

Description: Focus on operations management. Introduction to advanced management principles and accounting system development. Content integration and application, problem-solving and situational analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: MNGT 475H, RAIK 476H

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD282H
Honors: Business Systems and Operations IICrosslisted with RAIK 282H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program; admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD/RAIK 281H.

Description: Continuation of operations management topics including advanced management principles and accounting system development. Content integration and application, problem-solving and situational analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD285H
Honors: Applications of Leadership ICrosslisted with RAIK 285H

Prerequisites: Admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD/RAIK 186H.

Description: Making sense of yourself and others. Applications to team communication and shared leadership development.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD286H
Honors: Applications of Leadership IICrosslisted with RAIK 286H

Prerequisites: Admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD 285H/RAIK 285H.

Description: Continued making sense of yourself and others. Further applications to team and shared leadership communication and development.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
Max credits per degree:
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:0

ACE:

BSAD320
Global Issues

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or by permission

Description: Explores complex global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Examines how change and innovation are continuously transforming human endeavors such as technology, business, politics, laws, culture and arts. Investigates how innovation and change can provide new solutions to the many challenges humanity faces, yet may create novel problems and unintended consequences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

BSAD333
PrEP III, Internship and Job Search Strategies

Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business Administration; 2.5 GPA; BSAD 222.

Pass/No Pass.

Description: Focuses on internship/job search strategies. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 444H

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD381H
Honors: Advanced Topics in Business ICrosslisted with RAIK 381H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program and admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management; BSAD/RAIK 282H.

Description: Macroeconomics and introduction to advanced topics in accounting systems, finance, management and information systems. Content integration and application to problem-solving and situational analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD382H
Honors: Advanced Topics in Business IICrosslisted with RAIK 382H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program; admission to the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and BSAD/RAIK 381H.

Description: Microeconomics. Continuation of advanced topics in accounting systems, finance, management and information systems. Content integration and application, problem-solving and situational analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD391
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair

Amount of credit to be earned is determined by the instructor at the time of registration.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

BSAD391H
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair

Amount of credit to be earned is determined by the instructor at the time of registration.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

BSAD401H
Honors: RAIK Design Studio ICrosslisted with RAIK 401H, CSCE 401H, SOFT 401H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; admission to the Jeffrey S. RaikesSchool of Computer Science and Management; BSAD/RAIK 282H; and CSCE/RAIK 284H.

First semester in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management design studio

Description: Application of Raikes School core content in a team oriented, project management setting. Complete projects in consultation with private and public sector clients.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

BSAD402H
Honors: RAIK Design Studio IICrosslisted with RAIK 402H, CSCE 402H, SOFT 402H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; admission to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management; and BSAD/CSCE/SOFT/RAIK 401H.

Second semester in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management design studio

Description: Application of Raikes School core content in a team oriented, project management setting. Complete projects in consultation with private and public sector clients.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

BSAD403H
Honors: RAIK Design Studio IIICrosslisted with RAIK 403H, CSCE 403H, SOFT 403H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; admission to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management; BSAD/CSCE/SOFT/RAIK 402H.

Third semester of Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management design studio sequence. Third semester of Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management design studio sequence.

Description: Application of Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management core content in a team oriented, project management setting. Complete projects in consultation with private and public sector clients.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD404H
Honors: RAIK Design Studio IVCrosslisted with RAIK 404H, CSCE 404H, SOFT 404H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; admission to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management; and BSAD/CSCE/SOFT/RAIK 403H.

Fourth semester in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management design studio sequence.

Description: Application of Raikes School core content in a team oriented, project management setting. Complete projects in consultation with private and public sector clients.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSAD420
Global Leadership and the Culture Map

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or by permission

Description: Connects business functional areas to global contexts in theory and practice. Covers international management from a strategic perspective with an in-depth focus on cross-cultural dimensions among countries. Examines emerging competitive strategies used by multinational companies and strategic issues in international company expansions and international venture launches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

BSAD444
PrEP IV, Professional and Life Skills

Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business Administration; 2.5 GPA; Senior standing or by permission.

Offered Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Focuses on professional and life skills. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD444H
Professional Enhancement IV

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Major in College of Business Administration, 2.5 GPA; BSAD333 or BSAD333H.

Offered Pass/No Pass Only.

Description: Focuses on professional and life skills. Part of the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP), a series of classes designed to develop professional, confident and polished students for lifelong career success.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSAD491
International Studies in Business and Economics

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Coordinator, major or interest in business administration or by invitation.

Passport to travel in some countries required, educational visa may be required. Student must confer with the College of Business Administration (CBA) faculty adviser to determine if course work is applicable towards a specific CBA major. Travel outside the United States is required. Arrangements for payment and program costs (tuition, transportation, room and/or board, etc.) will vary depending on the program.

Description: Primary study at site(s) outside the United States with topics to vary depending on the country(ies) and area of study.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-15
Max credits per semester:15
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-15

ACE:

ECON189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON198
Freshman Seminar

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON200
Economic Essentials and Issues

Prerequisites: 12 credit hours

Letter grade only. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212. This course fulfills the economics requirement for the Minor in Business Administration for non-CBA students and cannot be applied to any other degree program.

Description: Introduction to economic reasoning and methods. Consumer choice, resources, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, measurement, prices, employment, money and interest rates. Economic policy and limitations are evaluated.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 300; MRKT 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON210
Introduction to Economics

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and above.

Recommended for students outside the College of Business Administration but not for economics majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students taking ECON 210 cannot earn credit for ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Principles which govern the organization and behavior of modern economic systems. Includes the nature of economics and economic systems; national income, inflation and unemployment measurement and determination; money, monetary and fiscal policy; economic growth; the allocation of economic resources; the behavior of consumers and producers in markets; the distribution of income; and the international economy.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ECON211
Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: 12 cr hrs.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 or ECON 210, and in ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Description: Introduction to the nature and methods of economics. Economic systems. Measurement and analysis of aggregate variables, such as national income, consumption, saving, investment, international payments, employment, price indices, money supply, and interest rates. Fiscal, monetary, and other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 6 Social Science

ECON211H
Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission

Required for College of Business Administration major and for Arts and Sciences economics major. Credit towards degree cannot be earned in both ECON 210 and in ECON 211 or ECON211H and/or ECON212 or ECON212H.

Description: Introduction to the nature and methods of economics. Economic systems. Measurement and analysis of aggregate variables, such as national income, consumption, saving, investment, international payments, employment, price indices, money supply, and interest rates. Fiscal, monetary, and other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON212
Principles of Microeconomics

Prerequisites: 12 cr hrs.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 or ECON 210, and in ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Description: Continuation of an introduction to economic methods. With emphasis on analysis and evaluation of markets. Includes demand, supply, elasticity, production costs, consumption utility, monopoly, competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, allocative and technical efficiency, and income distribution. Analysis applied to resource markets, unions, antitrust laws, agriculture, international trade, and other economic problems and policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON212H
Honors: Principles of Microeconomics

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ECON210, and in ECON211 or ECON211H and/or ECON 212 or ECON212H.

Description: Continuation of an introduction to economic methods. With emphasis on analysis and evaluation of markets. Includes demand, supply, elasticity, production costs, consumption utility, monopoly, competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, allocative and technical efficiency, and income distribution. Analysis applied to resource markets, unions, antitrust laws, agriculture, international trade, and other economic problems and policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON215
Statistics

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; MATH 104 or equivalent or MATH 106/108H; BSAD 50; 2.5 GPA

Credit toward the degree in the College of Business Administration cannot be earned in both ECON 215, and STAT 218 or EDPS 459 or CRIM 300; or in both ECON 215 and SOCI 206. Credit towards the degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot be earned in both ECON 215 and STAT 218, or in both EDPS 459 and STAT 218.

Description: Introduction to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data used in economics and business. Probability analysis, sampling, hypothesis testings, analysis of trends and seasonality, correlation, and simple regressions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

ECON215H
Honors: Statistics

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Sophomore standing; MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 108H; BSAD 50; 2.5 GPA

Credit toward the degree in the College of Business Administration cannot be earned in both ECON 215H, and STAT 218 or EDPS 459 or CRIM 300; or in both ECON 215H and SOCI 206.

Description: Introduction to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data used in economics and business. Probability analysis, sampling, hypothesis testings, analysis of trends and seasonality, correlation, and simple regressions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

ECON303
An Introduction to Money and Banking

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212 or ECON 210

Description: Understanding of the nature of money, the commercial and central banking system, and the role of money and monetary policy as determinants of the aggregate levels of national spending and income, output, employment, and prices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON311
Intermediate Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212; ECON 215 or equivalent; MATH 104 or equivalent

Description: Extensions and elaboration of theories of aggregate production, consumption, savings and investment, and international trade and finance. Detailed analyses of aggregate demand and supply and applications to inflation and unemployment. Various models of a market economy's performance, and analyses of monetary and fiscal policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 420; AECN 445, NREE 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON312
Intermediate Microeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212; ECON 215 or equivalent; MATH 104 or equivalent

Description: Extension and elaboration of the economic theories of the behavior of producers, consumers, and markets. Applications include analyses of taxation, rationing and other government policies, price discrimination, cartels, unions, and international markets.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 420; AECN 445, NREE 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON321
Introduction to International Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212 or ECON 210

Description: Intermediate survey of international trade and factor movements; balance of payments; commercial policy; economic integration; international monetary system and institutions; exchange rates; and open economy macroeconomics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Trade & Finance
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ECON322
Introduction to Development Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: Survey of economic problems of developing countries and of appropriate policies to foster economic progress. Roles of education, research, innovation, saving, and capital formation in the growth process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON323
The Economic Development of Latin America

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: Economies of Latin America, with emphasis on current economic problems. How past development contributed to the present economic situation. Detailed analysis of the economies and recent economic policies using standard microeconomic and macroeconomic models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON340
Introduction to Urban-Regional Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Analysis of reasons for the existence, size, location, and evolution of cities. Analysis of the location of economic activity; differences in regional growth patterns, downtown revitalization, slums, congestion, and state economic development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON365
Financial InstitutionsCrosslisted with FINA 365

Prerequisites: FINA 361 with a grade of C or above or ACTS 440/840

Description: Various institutions which collectively constitute the US financial system and a discussion of their origin and development. Analysis of the supply and demand for funds and characteristic of the main financial markets. Emphasis on the determination of the price of credit and the term structure of interest rates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON371
Elements of Public Finance

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

For non-majors.

Description: Economic analysis of current issues in public finance including government policy regarding both expenditure programs and taxation. Federal, state, and local government issues covered, emphasizing tax policy. Stresses applications of basic economic theory which provide insight on policy issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Public Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON375
Women and Work in USA HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 375, WMNS 375

Description: Transformation of women's role in the USA economy from colonial times to the present and the effects of class, race, and changing perceptions of women's role in society. Role of women in household manufacture, the early factory system, the trade union movement, the Great Depression, the home front of WWII, and the economic emergence of women in the postwar economy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON381
Introduction to Labor Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: History and development of the American labor movement; trends and issues in collective bargaining; economic implications of labor unions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON388
Comparative Economic Systems

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Intermediate survey of modern economic systems. Analysis of differences in underlying ideologies, institutions, policies, and performance among the US, Soviet Union, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan and China.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON389
Current Economic Issues

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; for juniors only.

Description: Critical analysis of economic issues based upon readings of current and historical importance. (Possible topics: pollution, discrimination, poverty, energy, agribusiness, health, demographics, ideology, and crime.)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member and completion of proposed plan to departmental office

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECON399H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Special research project or reading program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

ECON403
Money and the Financial SystemCrosslisted with ECON 803

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Basic policy implications of monetary economics with special reference to the role of money in the determination of income, employment, and prices. Includes demand for and supply of money, commercial and central banking system, monetary policy-making, nonbank financial system, and other issues in monetary economics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON404
Current Issues in Monetary EconomicsCrosslisted with ECON 804

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Money as developed by classical and modern economists. Emphasis on origins of money, interest rates, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, rational expectations, fiscal policy, international aspects of monetary policy, and other related topics in monetary economics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON409
Applied Public Policy AnalysisCrosslisted with ECON 809

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 215 or equivalent.

Description: Experience with research methods in economics. Statistical analysis to investigate economic issues and related policies; find relevant data; perform and interpret univariate and multivariate statistical analyses; and formulate and test specific hypotheses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON413
Social InsuranceCrosslisted with ECON 813, FINA 413, FINA 813

Description: Nature and causes of economic insecurity. Analysis of public programs such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and public assistance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON416
Statistics for Decision MakingCrosslisted with ECON 816

Prerequisites: ECON 215

Description: Decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Introduction to Bayesian methods including the main methods of traditional statistics. Both prior knowledge and consequences of decision error are explicitly taken into account in the analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON417
Introductory EconometricsCrosslisted with ECON 817

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 215 or equivalent.

Description: Designed to give undergraduate and master's level economics students an introduction to basic econometric methods including economic model estimation and analyses of economic data. Hypothesis formulation and testing, economic prediction and problems in analyzing economic cross-section and time series data are considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Econometrics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON419
Topics in Applied ResearchCrosslisted with ECON 819

Prerequisites: ECON 311 and ECON 417

Description: Selected topics involving the use of quantitative methods in applied research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON421
International TradeCrosslisted with ECON 821

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 312.

Description: Determinants of the volume, prices, and commodity composition of trade. Effects of trade, international resource movements, trade restrictions on resource allocation, income distribution, and social welfare.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Trade & Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON422
International FinanceCrosslisted with ECON 822

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Determinants of exchange rates, international payments, inflation, unemployment, national income, and interest rates in an open economy. International monetary system and capital and financial markets, and of the mechanisms by which a national economy and the rest of the world adjust to external disturbances.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Trade & Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON423
Economics of the Less Developed CountriesCrosslisted with ECON 823

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Advanced survey of development problems and goals; roles of land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship, and technical progress in economic growth of the less developed countries. Theories and strategies relating to international trade and economic development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON426
Government Intervention in MarketsCrosslisted with ECON 826

Prerequisites: ECON 212

Description: Traces the economic and legal incentives for government involvement in the marketplace. Examines why various forms of intervention make sense in certain situations. Defining the limits of allowable competition, and to replacing free market forces with regulation. Includes analysis of utilities and their evolving regulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Industrial Organization&Reg

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON433
History of Economic ThoughtCrosslisted with ECON 833

Description: Development and evolution of economic ideas, including diverse mainstream and dissenting schools of thought from ancient Greece to contemporary texts. Consideration of selected influential economists' writings, relation between economic conditions and ideas and the antecedents of current economic controversies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON435
Market CompetitionCrosslisted with ECON 835

Prerequisites: ECON 212

Description: Examination of differing schools of thought about how well a market economy performs. Includes economic analysis and extensive reviews of rivalry among corporations in various sectors of the US economy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Industrial Organization&Reg

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON440
Regional DevelopmentCrosslisted with ECON 840

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Advanced analysis of regional growth and development. Emphasis on the relationship between national and regional growth as well as local attributes influencing development patterns. Comparisons between developed and developing countries used to highlight similarities and differences in development patterns and policies. Empirical applicability of regional economic models stressed.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON442
Regional AnalysisCrosslisted with ECON 842

Prerequisites: ECON 440/840.

Description: Advanced study of techniques for regional analysis. Includes indexes of spatial dispersion and concentration, shift-share analysis, export base, and input-output analysis. Special emphasis on input-output analysis. Objective is to equip students with the basic analytical tools of regional economic analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON445
Gender Economics and Social ProvisioningCrosslisted with ECON 845, WMNS 445, WMNS 845

Prerequisites: ECON 211 or 212

Description: Introduction to the field of feminist economics. Critiques of economic theory and methodology along with gender and household decision-making, the care economy, international migration, development, globalization, the feminization of labor markets,and macroeconomics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON450
Economics for TeachersCrosslisted with ECON 850

Description: Structure and function of the economic system and problems in achieving goals of efficient allocation of resources, full employment, stable prices, economic growth, and security. Emphasis on teaching of economics at the pre-college level.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Economic Education

Credit Hours:2-6

ACE:

ECON451
Economics Issues for TeachersCrosslisted with ECON 851

Description: Application of economic principles to current problems. Includes evaluation of economic education materials, scope and sequence for development of economic concepts in the primary and secondary school.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Economic Education

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ECON457
19th Century United States Economic HistoryCrosslisted with ECON 857, HIST 857, HIST 457

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Transformation of the United States economy from an agrarian to an industrial society and the impact of that transformation on people's livelihoods. The economic of slavery, the impact of the railroads, immigration, and the collective response of business and labor to industrialization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON458
20th Century United States Economic HistoryCrosslisted with ECON 858, HIST 458, HIST 858

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Transformation of the United States economy in the twentieth century. Attention to the continued consolidation of the business enterprise, business cycle episodes including the Great Depression of the 1930's, organized labor, and the role of government in managing and coping with this transformation in economic life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECON466
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with AECN 467, ANTH 479, GEOG 448, HIST 479, POLS 466, SOCI 466, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, POLS 866, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar Integrative Courses, Research Human-Economic Geography Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Variable group based on topic

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON467
Pro-seminar in International Relations IICrosslisted with ECON 867, POLS 467, POLS 867

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Open to students with an interest in international relations. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON471
Public FinanceCrosslisted with ECON 871

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Microeconomic analysis of policy issues in public finance, emphasizing taxation. Includes public goods and externalities; analysis of tax incidence, efficiency, and equity; and fiscal federalism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Public Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON472
Efficiency in GovernmentCrosslisted with ECON 872

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Prepares students to conduct social and economic planning, program evaluation, and budgeting. Analysis of the delivery of government goods and services consistent with values and societal goals. Includes: philosophy of government, budget theory, social indicators, social fabric matrix, cost effective analysis, technology assessment, evaluation of the natural environment, and time analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Public Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON475
Theory and Analysis of Institutional EconomicsCrosslisted with ECON 875

Description: Survey of the basic ideas of Veblen, Polanyi, Commons, Ayres, Galbraith, and Myrdal. Applications of institutional analysis to major economic problems and policies. Examination of the economic system as part of the holistic human culture, a complex of many evolving institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Institutional Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON481
Economics of the Labor MarketCrosslisted with ECON 881

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Microeconomics of wages and employment; determinants of labor demand and supply; marginal productivity; bargaining theories of wages; labor mobility and allocation among employers; and the impact of unions, government policy, investment in human capital; and discrimination in labor markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECON482
Labor in the National EconomyCrosslisted with ECON 882

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Macroeconomics aspects of labor economics; how the labor sector of the economy and the economy's overall performance are interrelated; analysis of the general level of wages, employment, unemployment, business cycles, and inflation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECON485
The Regulatory Environment for Employment and LaborCrosslisted with MNGT 466, MNGT 866, ECON 885

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 361 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 361 have not been completed) ECON 381 FOR ECON students

Description: Government regulation of employment and labor relations. Includes laws and agencies relating to employment practices, pay, hours, equal employment opportunity, labor relations, safety, health, pensions, and benefits. Social and economic implications of governmental regulation considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON487
Economies in TransitionCrosslisted with ECON 887

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Evolution of formally centrally planned economies (Soviet Union, central and eastern Europe, China) toward more market-oriented and decentralized economies. Includes comparisons of the speed and pattern of institutional changes, performance outcomes and implications for economic development strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

ENTR121
Introduction to Entrepreneurial ManagementCrosslisted with MNGT 121

Description: Combines the expertise of Business College faculty with real world experiences of successful practitioners to examine the success principles of the free enterprise system and provide students an understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ENTR275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted with AECN 275, EAEP 275, HORT 275, AGRO 275

Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR291
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors

Description: Variety of topics in small business and entrepreneurship, including, but not limited to marketing, finance, human resources, and operations. ENTR 291 will not fulfill any of the requirements for a degree in the College of Business Administration.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENTR321
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in OrganizationsCrosslisted with MNGT 321

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Description: Introduction to entrepreneurship management/marketing. Provides an 'insider's view' of entrepreneurial creativity, innovation, and value creation. First-hand accounts from personal experiences in creating new products, services, and ideas. Insight into real-world marketing creativity, leadership applications, research and development, market analysis, feasibility study, and potential careers in creativity and related fields. Involves the investigation of markets, both for profit and not-for-profit.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 421, MNGT 421; ENTR 422, MNGT 422; ENTR 423, MNGT 423

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR322
Family BusinessCrosslisted with MNGT 322

Description: The opportunities and challenges that are distinctive to businesses owned and operated by members of a family. Shared governance, leadership development, succession, and family-business tensions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR388
Agribusiness EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with HORT 388, AGRO 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses. Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea. Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR421
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial OpportunitiesCrosslisted with MNGT 421

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; ENTR/MNGT321

Description: Covers the creative skills fundamental to the process of identifying and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities and the analytical toolkit needed to explore the feasibility of an entrepreneurial opportunity. Integrates experiential exercises, thought leadership in the field, and case study analysis to hone in on the critical importance of the entrepreneurial mindset to society. A variety of contexts are considered, including traditional small businesses, social/non-profit organizations, and innovative efforts within established firms

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 424

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ENTR422
Managing Rapid Growth and Change in OrganizationsCrosslisted with MNGT 422

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENTR/MNGT321

Description: Addresses financial, human resource, operations and marketing issues that face entrepreneurs whose businesses are confronted with significant growth. In addition, will learn change management concepts that are targeted towards managing an organization in extremely turbulent times. Prepares students to work in fast-growth firms, whether they are interested in starting their own business or joining an already established fast-growth firm. Helpful for students interested in fast-growth industries such as life science and high technology.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 424

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR422A
Small Business OwnerCrosslisted with MNGT 422A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: The obligations and operating practices required by ownership of one's own business, whether new or acquired. Interactions with owners of small businesses (e.g., on-site visits and discussions). Cases and projects relevant to small businesses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR423
Business Plan Development and Decision MakingCrosslisted with MNGT 423

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENTR/MNGT421

Description: Takes an in-depth look at the business planning process. By the end of the class, students produce their own business plans. Learn through their own business plan writing, through in-depth cases studies, by engaging in role plays and by interacting with business executives. Business plans are a critical part of any organization, thus, preparing students to develop business plans for a variety of new concepts and ideas, whether inside an established firm or as part of the start-up new venture. Students will be asked to enter their business plans into the business planning competitions in which the university participates.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 424

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR424
Practicum in Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: ENTR421, ENTR422, and ENTR423 or permission

Description: Practicum in Entrepreneurship. This course provides a hands-on experience. Students will choose one of two paths. They will work on their own start-up or they will intern at a start-up business. Students are responsible for weekly progress reports and other assignments suited to their path.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTR488
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted with HORT 488, HORT 888, EAEP 488, AGRO 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

FINA260
Personal Finance

Description: Introductory course in the finance area with concentration in personal financial applications. Includes: income and occupation, expenditures, budgeting, consumerism, taxes, consumer credit, banking services, savings and savings instruments, life insurance, social security, annuities, pensions, health insurance and care, automobile, fire, and property insurance, home ownership, investments and securities, mutual funds, and estate planning including wills, trusts, estates, death taxes, and gift taxes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

FINA300
Financial Decision Making

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cum GPA; ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and ACCT 202) and ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and ECON 212).

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361.

Description: Covers the basic principles of Financial Decision Making with an emphasis on time value of money, financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting and risk management.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 382

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA307
Principles of Individual Risk Management and InsuranceCrosslisted with FINA 307H

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: Fundamentals of risk management and insurance. The nature and treatment of pure loss exposures, legal principles, property and liability insurance, life and health insurance, social insurance, and the functional and financial operation of insurance companies. Personal risk management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA307H
Principles of Individual Risk Management and InsuranceCrosslisted with FINA 307

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: Fundamentals of risk management and insurance. The nature and treatment of pure loss exposures, legal principles, property and liability insurance, life and health insurance, social insurance, and the functional and financial operation of insurance companies. Personal risk management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA338
Principles of Individual and Corporate Risk Management

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA;FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or above; or ACTS 440/840

Description: Identification and management of risk at the individual and corporate level. The risk management process and tools for risk management. Different personal insurance policies and corporate risk management methods and their applications. Analysis of value creation of corporate risk management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA361
Finance

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass. Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both FINA300 and FINA361/FINA361H.

Description: Scope and content of the finance specialization; survey of the major theoretical issues; the financial instruments; analysis of the capital management problems; and development of criteria for financial decision making.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA361H
Honors: Finance

Prerequisites: CBA Hon; Soph standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both FINA300 and FINA361/FINA361H.

Description: Scope and content of the finance specialization; survey of the major theoretical issues; the financial instruments; analysis of the capital management problems; and development of criteria for financial decision making.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA363
Investment Principles

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or above; or ACTS 440/840

Description: Survey of investment risks and rewards, the operation of the securities business, and an introduction to the problems of qualitative and quantitative analysis and portfolio selection.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 463; FINA 468; FINA 475

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA365
Financial InstitutionsCrosslisted with ECON 365

Prerequisites: FINA 361 with a grade of C or above or ACTS 440/840

Description: Various institutions which collectively constitute the US financial system and a discussion of their origin and development. Analysis of the supply and demand for funds and characteristic of the main financial markets. Emphasis on the determination of the price of credit and the term structure of interest rates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA367
Fixed Income Investments

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or better; or ACTS 440/840

Description: This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of fixed-income markets, fixed-income securities, and tools employed by market participants to the analysis of fixed-income investments. The main topics include (1) debt and money markets, (2) interest rate behavior and determination, (3) bond valuation, (4) managing bond risk, (5) bonds with embedded options, and (6) mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA375
Financial Statement Analysis

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or above; or ACTS 440/840

Letter grade only

Description: Analysis of the environment in which financial reporting choices are made and what the options are. How financial statements and data are used for various types of decisions. How to avoid misusing financial statement data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA382
Real Estate Principles and Practice

Prerequisites: FINA 361/361H or FINA 300 or ACTS 440/840

Description: Real estate market: ownership, interests, sales, leases and agencies, special financing institutions, financial aspects of ownership, managerial aspects of brokerage, property valuation, and real estate appraising.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA398
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

FINA399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Special research project or reading program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

FINA399H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; permission of supervising faculty member and departmental chair.

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a faculty member from the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

FINA401
Quantitative Financial Analysis

Prerequisites: FINA 361

Description: Applications of quantitative analysis in financial economics. Rigorous development of time value of money principles, asset pricing models and valuation methods in Finance. Emphasis on the derivation of the basic concepts in financial analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA412
Life and Health InsuranceCrosslisted with FINA 812

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 338

Description: The economic functions of life insurance. The human-life value concept and the basic forms of life insurance and annuities used in insuring life values. Life insurance pricing, functional company operations, legal aspects, and contractual provision. Health and other specialized forms of human-life value insurance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA413
Social InsuranceCrosslisted with ECON 813, ECON 413, FINA 813

Description: Nature and causes of economic insecurity. Analysis of public programs such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and public assistance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA420
Employee Benefit PlansCrosslisted with FINA 820

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211 and 212; FINA 307

Description: Analysis of group life insurance, group medical expense and disability income insurance, private pension plans, profit sharing and thrift plans, Section 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), Keogh plans for the self-employed, group property and liability insurance, and other employee benefits. An analysis of major public policy issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA429
Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Business

Description: Japanese business techniques in the five functional areas: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Historical perspective and current practices are emphasized. Strong academic emphasis as well as lectures by academicians, business people, and civil servants. Student may apply only 3 hrs towards satisfying the requirements for their major. The other 3 hrs will be used as business elective credit. Course offered in English only by the faculty of the College of Business of Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan. Plant and office visits required.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6

ACE:

FINA438
Enterprise Risk ManagementCrosslisted with FINA 838

Prerequisites: FINA 338

Description: Major and minor pure loss exposures facing business firms, the alternative risk management techniques for dealing with these exposure, the most appropriate technique(s) for controlling each exposure, and the financial results so the risk management program remains effective. Actual risk management audits of business firms and case studies are used to integrate the concepts, techniques, and tools.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA450
International Financial Management

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or above; or ACTS 440/840

Description: International aspects of corporate financial management and financial institutions. Decision making by individual businesses in foreign operations. Explores interaction of multinational corporations and world capital markets with emphasis on quantitative techniques. Current theoretical and practical issues in international finance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA461
Advanced FinanceCrosslisted with FINA 861

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or above; or ACTS 440/840

Description: Advanced development of the corporate finance tools used in financial management. Application of quantitative techniques used in financial statement forecasting, advanced capital budgeting, advanced cost of capital estimation, corporate valuation, and external financing policy of the firm.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 475

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA463
Security Analysis and Warren Buffett Business Valuation Techniques

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 363

Letter grade only

Description: Analysis of security instruments, fixed income, equities, convertibles, and business valuation. Both fundamental and technical analysis are treated. Valuation methodologies employed by anlalysts. The criteria used by Warren Buffett for evaluation of potential acquisitions and investments. Application of computer techniques and models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA465
Bank ManagementCrosslisted with FINA 865

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 361/361H with a grade of C or above or ACTS 440/840; and FINA 365

Description: Bank asset management; policy and practices for reserves, loans and investments. Internal organization of commercial banks. New problems and recent innovations in commercial banking.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA467
Options, Futures and Derivative SecuritiesCrosslisted with FINA 867

Prerequisites: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 338 or 367 or 863

Description: The use of derivative securities in risk reduction and portfolio management strategies.

This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA467A
Options, Futures and Derivative Securities for Actuarial ScienceCrosslisted with FINA 867A

Prerequisites: ACTS441 and STAT380

Description: Introduction to financial mathematics related to pricing of derivative securities, including standard options, exotic options and interest rate and bond derivatives. Covers required material for the Society of Actuaries Models for Financial Economics (MFE) exam.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA468
Portfolio Practicum I

Prerequisites: FINA 363 and admission to the Finance Department's CFA - Investment Option.

FINA 468/868 is the first course of a two-semester sequence that includes FINA 469/869. Letter grade only.

Description: Practical experience in financial asset management. Economic and industry information, money and capital market forecasts, to determine how to select individual securities and how to develop a portfolio strategy.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 469

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA469
Portfolio Practicum II

Prerequisites: FINA 468

FINA 469/869 is the second course of a two-semester sequence that includes FINA 468/868. Letter grade only.

Description: Practical experience in financial asset management. Economic and industry information, money and capital market forecasts, to determine how to select individual securities and how to develop a portfolio strategy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA475
Strategic Financial Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Finance Major; 2.5 GPA; FINA 363; FINA 461/861

Description: Strategic corporate financial decisions on firm value. Cases and projects that synthesize material from other courses within the finance major and core business classes. The application of financial and business principles in value-based management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA482
Real Estate FinanceCrosslisted with FINA 882

Prerequisites: FINA 382

Description: Consideration of procedure, instruments, techniques, and trends in financing urban real property; an examination of realty credit markets and sources of funds (private and public); valuation of real property for lending and investment purposes; and measurement of investment performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

FINA499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project. Write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

MNGT121
Introduction to Entrepreneurial ManagementCrosslisted with ENTR 121

Description: Combines the expertise of Business College faculty with real world experiences of successful practitioners to examine the success principles of the free enterprise system and provide students an understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

MNGT189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT198
Special Topics in Management

Description: Variety of topics on the undergraduate level.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

MNGT300
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 GPA; Sophomore Standing

Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT 300 and MNGT 320. Letter grade only.

Description: This course is designed to introduce students from non-business fields to the role of managers in various organizational structures and types. Students will explore how the practice of management is relevant to their chosen field of study or academic discipline. This course will provide an analysis of organizations and the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Individual, group, intergroup and organizational responses to various environments and technologies are studied as well as pertinent techniques of human capital management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT301
Introduction to Management

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT300 and MNGT301/MNGT301H. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Nature of management - who managers are and what they do. Broad overview of best managerial practices. Framework for understanding contextual influences involved in both managing and being managed. Examines the multiple roles held by the manager: planning, organizing, controlling and leading an organization. Focus primarily on for-profit companies but also relevant to other types of organizations (non-profit and public sector).

This course is a prerequisite for: MNGT 475, MNGT 875

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT301H
Honors Introduction to Management

Prerequisites: CBA Hon Acad students; Soph; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201&202; ECON211&212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT300 and MNGT301/MNGT301H. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Nature of management - who managers are and what they do. Broad overview of best managerial practices. Framework for understanding contextual influences involved in both managing and being managed. Examines the multiple roles held by the manager: planning, organizing, controlling and leading an organization. Focus primarily on for-profit companies but also relevant to other types of organizations (non-profit and public sector).

This course is a prerequisite for: MNGT 475, MNGT 875

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT311
Leadership, Communication and Teams

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing.

Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT 311 and MNGT 467/867.

Description: Building on theory and historical and contemporary perspectives, this course will examine the process of leadership development, with a focus on relational models of leadership. The course will also focus on group dynamics and the promotion of optimum team performance. Students will learn the processes of group formation and how to take advantage of the talents of each group member to enhance the achievement of group objectives. The differences between groups and teams and how to structure work among group/team members to maximize learning and goal attainment will be emphasized. Learning and practicing new ways of communication will be a central component of this course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

MNGT321
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in OrganizationsCrosslisted with ENTR 321

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Description: Introduction to entrepreneurship management/marketing. Provides an 'insider's view' of entrepreneurial creativity, innovation, and value creation. First-hand accounts from personal experiences in creating new products, services, and ideas. Insight into real-world marketing creativity, leadership applications, research and development, market analysis, feasibility study, and potential careers in creativity and related fields. Involves the investigation of markets, both for profit and not-for-profit.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 421, MNGT 421; ENTR 422, MNGT 422; ENTR 423, MNGT 423

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT322
Family BusinessCrosslisted with ENTR 322

Description: The opportunities and challenges that are distinctive to businesses owned and operated by members of a family. Shared governance, leadership development, succession, and family-business tensions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT324B
Building a Life for Impact

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Clifton Builders Program

Initial course for all students accepted into the Clifton Builders Program.

Description: An exploration of personal strengths and individual uniqueness for creating growth and impact in organizations. Focuses on developing expertise in strengths based leadership, well-being, and employee engagement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT360
Managing Behavior in Organizations

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Foundations of organizational behavior. This course provides the basic knowledge for managing people in organizations by surveying frameworks for individual, group, and system behaviors. The course builds critical thinking skills by examining the role of perception, personality and attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, employee engagement, organizational culture, communication and decision making in the management of work.

This course is a prerequisite for: MNGT 461; MNGT 463; MNGT 464

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

MNGT360H
Honors: Managing Behavior in Organizations

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Sophomore standing.

Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: The foundation and application of organizational behavior. Perspective, historical background, methodology, and theoretical framework for human behavior in organizations. Micro- (perception, personality and attitudes, motivation, and learning) interactive (group dynamics, conflict, stress, power and politics, and leadership), and macro- (communication, decision making, organization theory and design, and organizational culture) levels of analysis. Applications for performance improvement and organizational change and development.

This course is a prerequisite for: MNGT 461; MNGT 463; MNGT 464

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

MNGT361
Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Description: Introductory course that approaches Human Resource Management from the perspective of the human resource professional and the individual manager or supervisor. Presents the integrated nature of human resource management and the operation of human resource policies and principles in the contemporary organizational environment. Materials will cover the challenges and opportunities faced by those who are charged with responsibility for acquisition, management, development, and retention of organizational human capital. Provides an overview of the typical human resource functions and requisite decision making in those areas.

This course is a prerequisite for: MNGT 461; MNGT 463; MNGT 464

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT365
Managing Diversity in Organizations

Description: Challenges and opportunities for maximizing the power of a diverse workforce. Contemporary response to the issues of effective management of pluralistic perspectives and the impact of diversity on organizational climate and productivity. Introduction to diversity competence skill development techniques, strategies, and best practices for organizational effectiveness.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

MNGT398
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Specific topic covered in any given term and credit awarded is to be determined by the instructor. Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

MNGT399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of supervising instructor and department chair.

Description: Special research project or reading program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

MNGT399H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; permission of instructor and department chair.

Description: Special research project or reading program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

MNGT411
Leading People and ProjectsCrosslisted with MNGT 811

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT411 and MNGT465/865 Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass

Description: Organizations are complex systems calling for a leadership processes including the leader, the follower and the context to effect change. Students should emerge with an understanding of many of the basic concepts and generalizations about leadership, which relate to human behavior and interactions in organizations. Objectives and class activities focus on understanding how leaders function in organizations and on one's leadership operations in the organizational setting. Participants will utilize concepts, generalizations, theories and frames of reference to analyze organizations and leadership to understand and improve their functions. Topics covered include: Systems Theory and Organizational theory, the change process and the leadership process, roles in changing organizations, power and politics in organizations, congruence of individual and organizational ethics, and the behavioral concerns in project management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT412
Negotiating and Conflict Management

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Management in organizational settings requires skillful negotiation. This course will help develop a set of useful negotiation skills and strategies. Course uses a series of negotiation simulations and debriefings that help students learn to identify different types of conflict situations; learn to employ appropriate, purposeful negotiation techniques; and learn to evaluate negotiated outcomes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT413
Building Ethical and Socially Sustainable Organizations

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT413 and UHON395H. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Examines how ethical organizations are created to engage with and prosper in natural, economic, and social environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT414
Leadership in a Global Context

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both MNGT428/828 and MNGT414. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Taught from the perspective of US enterprises operating in the global economy. The manner in which cultural, economic, political, and social differences affect the management of business, governmental, military, and other enterprises is considered. Emphasis on problems of managing in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

MNGT421
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial OpportunitiesCrosslisted with ENTR 421

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; ENTR/MNGT321.

Description: Covers the creative skills fundamental to the process of identifying and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities and the analytical toolkit needed to explore the feasibility of an entrepreneurial opportunity. Integrates experiential exercises, thought leadership in the field, and case study analysis to hone in on the critical importance of the entrepreneurial mindset to society. A variety of contexts are considered, including traditional small businesses, social/non-profit organizations, and innovative efforts within established firms

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 424

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

MNGT422
Managing Rapid Growth and Change in OrganizationsCrosslisted with ENTR 422

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENTR/MNGT321.

Description: Addresses financial, human resource, operations and marketing issues that face entrepreneurs whose businesses are confronted with significant growth. In addition, will learn change management concepts that are targeted towards managing an organization in extremely turbulent times. Prepares students to work in fast-growth firms, whether they are interested in starting their own business or joining an already established fast-growth firm. Helpful for students interested in fast-growth industries such as life science and high technology.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 424

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT422A
Small Business OwnerCrosslisted with ENTR 422A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: The obligations and operating practices required by ownership of one's own business, whether new or acquired. Interactions with owners of small businesses (e.g., on-site visits and discussions). Cases and projects relevant to small businesses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT423
Business Plan Development and Decision MakingCrosslisted with ENTR 423

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENTR/MNGT421

Description: Takes an in-depth look at the business planning process. By the end of the class, students produce their own business plans. Learn through their own business plan writing, through in-depth cases studies, by engaging in role plays and by interacting with business executives. Business plans are a critical part of any organization, thus, preparing students to develop business plans for a variety of new concepts and ideas, whether inside an established firm or as part of the start-up new venture. Students will be asked to enter their business plans into the business planning competitions in which the university participates.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 424

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT461
Strategic Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 361 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 361 have not been completed)

Description: The purpose of this course is to engage students with the theory and practice of strategic human resource management in contemporary organizational settings. Students will examine in detail the fundamentals of HRM strategic planning and scenario models. Students will learn the importance of evidenced based decision making, and using HRM analytics such as return on investment. The primary focus is human resource management effectiveness and engagement as a strategic partner in organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT462
Labor RelationsCrosslisted with MNGT 862

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MNGT 360 or ECON 381

Description: Interdisciplinary approach to labor-management relations with emphasis on collective bargaining and grievance administration. Appreciation of collective bargaining process gained through actual negotiating of a labor-management contract. On-going union-management relationships explored.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT463
Compensation Administration

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 361

Description: Design and administration of compensation systems. Deals with determinants of general level of pay, pay structures, wage and salary surveys, job analysis, job evaluation, performance evaluation, benefit plans, and financial incentive systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT464
Talent Acquisition and Staffing

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 361

Description: This course will explain the process by which organizations forecast employment needs, recruit potential employees, select high potential candidates from applicant pools, assess job performance levels, give feedback, train and develop existing employees, and deal with voluntary and involuntary turnover. Students will be provided with examples of tools used by HR professionals in the staffing process. Students will also be expected to evaluate and suggest improvements to real HR recruiting and selection systems based on the information learned in the classroom.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT466
The Regulatory Environment for Employment and LaborCrosslisted with ECON 485, MNGT 866, ECON 885

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 361 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 361 have not been completed) ECON 381 FOR ECON students

Description: Government regulation of employment and labor relations. Includes laws and agencies relating to employment practices, pay, hours, equal employment opportunity, labor relations, safety, health, pensions, and benefits. Social and economic implications of governmental regulation considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MNGT475
Business Policies and StrategiesCrosslisted with MNGT 875

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the College of Business Administration. SR; 2.5 GPA; major in the College of Business Administration; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; FINA 361; SCMA350 and SCMA331; MNGT301; SCMA 331; MRKT 341; or equivalent.

Seniors graduating at the end of the current term will have first priority. Non-priority students may be dropped. Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: Formulation and application of business policies and strategies; analysis of cases using knowledge acquired in basic courses in accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, marketing, and operations. The "C" complexity of business problems and the interrelationship of business functions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

MNGT475H
Honors: Business Policies and StrategiesCrosslisted with RAIK 476H

Prerequisites: Open CBA Hon, Raikes and Hon students in good & SR standing. 2.5 GPA; major in Col of Bus; BSAD220; ACCT201&202; ECON211&212; FINA361; SCMA350&331; MNGT301; MRKT341; or equiv. Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, & ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions

Description: Formulation and application of business policies and strategies; analysis of cases using knowledge acquired in basic courses in accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, marketing, and operations. The "C" complexity of business problems and the interrelationship of business functions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

MNGT475L
Business Policies and Strategies Corporate Partners Lab

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing. Must be taken concurrently with MNGT475H.

Description: Application of strategic management theory and concepts to solve business problems for corporations.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

MNGT499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

MRKT225
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products MarketingCrosslisted with AECN 225, EAEP 225

Description: Marketing strategies and entrepreneurship ventures throughout a food systems channel from producers of agricultural commodities to processors of food products and the final consumer. Entrepreneurship studies dealing with food processors, wholesaling, retailing and food service firms. Create strategic marketing plan to introduce a new food product into a retail consumer market. Pass/No Pass option not allowed for College of Business Administration majors.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 316

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT257
Sales Communication

Description: Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of sales communication including verbal, listening and written skills. Students learn the various components of the selling process, develop a written selling plan, and gain experience in executing each step of the selling process through role-play exercises. MRKT 257 is "Letter Grade Only".

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 357; MRKT 457; MRKT 460

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

MRKT300
Contemporary Marketing

Prerequisites: For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cum GPA; Sophomore standing, ECON 200 (or ECON 211 & 212)

Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both MRKT 300 and MRKT 341. Letter grade only. MRKT 300 fulfills the Marketing requirement for the minor in business administration for non-business students and is part of a six course sequence for the minor.

Description: Survey of marketing principles for non-business students. Overview of the fundamental terms and concepts in contemporary marketing, introduction to real world marketing strategies and focuses on marketing's role in organizations and businesses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT325
Marketing of Agricultural CommoditiesCrosslisted with AECN 325

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212

Description: Operation and use of agricultural commodity markets and institutions as applied to enterprise and firm risk management. Cash; futures and futures option markets; basis; hedging; price discovery; fundamental analysis; and risk management strategies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 316; AECN 336

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT341
MarketingCrosslisted with ABUS 341

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106/106B or MATH107 or MATH208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both MRKT300 and MRKT341/MRKT341H.

Description: The marketing system, its relations with the socioeconomic system, and the influences of each upon the other. Evolution and present structure of marketing institutions and processes. Customer attributes and behavioral characteristics, and how a marketing manager responds to these in the design of marketing strategies, using research, product development, pricing, distribution structure, and promotion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT341H
Honors: MarketingCrosslisted with RAIK 341H

Prerequisites: CBA Hon or Raikes in good standing or permission. SO; 2.5 GPA; Bus Qual (MATH104 or 106/106B or 107 or 208; BSAD220; ACCT201 and 202; ECON211 and 212; ECON215 or equivalent.) Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, and ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.

Cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Description: The marketing system, its relations with the socioeconomic system, and the influences of each upon the other. Evolution and present structure of marketing institutions and processes. Customer attributes and behavioral characteristics, and how a marketing manager responds to these in the design of marketing strategies, using research, product development, pricing, distribution structure, and promotion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT345
Market Research

Prerequisites: MRKT 341, and ECON 215 or equivalent

Description: Introduction to methods and principles of investigation and analysis used in making marketing decisions, from product development to channel decisions, to advertising decisions. Planning studies, proposing studies, conducting data gathering, analyzing and interpreting data, reporting results.

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 442

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT346
Marketing Channels ManagementCrosslisted with SCMA 346

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: Basic concepts used in analyzing marketing channels, identifies the issues of designing sound channels, the issues of managing them effectively, and evaluating their performance.

This course is a prerequisite for: SCMA 439; SCMA 474

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT347
Marketing Communication Strategy

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: Role of communication in the marketing process. Integration of advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, packaging, public relations, as well as their social, economic, and legal impact. Emphasis on influence of marketing communication on consumer information processing and decision making processes and determination and evaluation of marketing communication opportunities, objectives, messages, and effort.

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 449

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT350
Marketing Analytics

Prerequisites: BSAD 50 or equivalent; ECON 215; MRKT 341/341H; and 2.5 GPA

MRKT 350 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Introduction to analytical methods of marketing analysis for marketing decisions using data-based cases, including choice models, mapping methods, clustering and mixture regression models, conjoint analysis, sales response models, and data visualization. Applications are in the areas of customer value assessment, segmentation, targeting, brand positioning, new product development, and resource allocation.

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 442

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT355
Marketing Metrics

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: Quantifying the success of marketing strategies and programs in terms of measurements. The advantages and disadvantages of competing metrics are discussed. Systematizing marketing metrics as an organizational process is discussed.

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 442

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT357
Advanced Professional Selling

Prerequisites: MRKT 257; admission to Center for Sales Excellence or Permission

Letter Grade only

Description: Professional selling theory and practice. Sales processes, planning and delivery of sales presentations, and developing personal communications skills needed for professional selling. Professional selling practice and individual feedback for improvement. Ethical issues.

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 460

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT371
Sales Practicum I

Prerequisites: Admission to Center for Sales Excellence or permission

Description: Provides guidelines and workshops on effective career strategies in sales. Exposes students to the organizational culture and opportunities provided by CSE partner companies and what they look for in potential hires. Students learn to put into practice their selling skills to obtain their dream job.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

MRKT372
Sales Practicum II

Prerequisites: Admission to Center for Sales Excellence or permission

Description: Reinforces and builds upon the fundamentals taught in MRKT 371 to enhance and create a personal brand. Teaches the necessary skills of networking, etiquette, negotiating, and presentations to best prepare students for launching a successful sales career.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

MRKT399
Special Project

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 and approval of study plan by faculty member

Description: For advanced undergraduates with demonstrated ability and special interests in marketing who wish to undertake an individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

MRKT399H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, permission of instructor and departmental chair.

Description: Research project or reading program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

MRKT425
Retailing Management

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: Foundations and structure of retailing; role of the retailing executive; decision making in such problems as site selection, layout, organization, personnel policies, planning stock, buying, pricing, promotion, credit, customer services, merchandise control, budgeting, and research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT426
Services MarketingCrosslisted with MRKT 826

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: Services marketing and the services marketing process. Key concepts, issues and terminology. Specific tools and frameworks enabling communication with other professional marketers and analysis of services marketing situations to make realistic recommendations for managerial action.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT428
Sports & Event Marketing

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: The course will focus on the development, promotion, and implementation of various forms of consumer experiences. Topics include, but are not limited to sports participation, sporting events, concerts, theatrical performances, museums, renaissance fairs, and theme parks. Topics covered will also include the planning, promotion, and logistical support needed to provide a meaningful experience to consumers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT429
Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Business

Description: Japanese business techniques in the five functional areas: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Historical perspective and current practices emphasized. Strong academic emphasis as well as lectures by academicians, business people, and civil servants. Plant and office visits required. This course may count only as a free elective for students majoring in marketing. Course offered in English only by the faculty of the College of Business of Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6

ACE:

MRKT441
Digital Marketing and Electronic CommerceCrosslisted with MRKT 841

Prerequisites: MRKT 341; MRKT 350 or SCMA 350.

Description: Strategies to deal with opportunities and challenges of evolving technology and marketing in digital networks of customers, suppliers, and employees; social and mobile marketing; different interactive marketing platforms for e-commerce; the future and strategic, societal, and ethical implications of technology and interactive marketing in e-commerce.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT442
Marketing Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Marketing major or International Business major with marketing as an option; MRKT 341; MRKT 345 or MRKT 350 or MRKT 355; AND 6 hours of marketing electives.

Description: Application of marketing principles to the solution of a wide variety of problems involving influence of the consumer, choice of channels, marketing legislation, and the management of merchandising, advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, pricing, and marketing research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT443
Consumer Behavior: Marketing Aspects

Prerequisites: MRKT 341

Description: Application of behavioral science theories, concepts, methods, and research findings to the understanding and prediction of consumer behavior as the basis of decision making by marketing managers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT444
Supply Chain Logistics ManagementCrosslisted with SCMA 444

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 and SCMA 331

Description: Examination of physical distribution activities in the marketing mix from the viewpoints of both providers and users of components of logistics systems. Logistics problems of concern to the marketing manager include time and place utility concepts, spatial relationships of markets, channel design, transportation modes, and inventory management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT446
Quantitative Analysis in Marketing

Prerequisites: Senior standing; MRKT 341 and ECON 215 or equivalent

Description: Introduction to the use of quantitative techniques in marketing analysis. Emphasis on understanding and evaluating the applicability of existing models to marketing decision problems in such areas of competitive strategy, marketing mix analysis, pricing, promotion, distribution, and product policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT449
Marketing Communication Campaigns

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 and 347

Description: Managerial problems involved in the formulation, execution, and evaluation of marketing communication campaigns. Total marketing communication effort examined with particular emphasis to the potential role of marketing communication campaigns, audience identification, campaign objectives and messages, media strategy, and campaign evaluation. Case material dealing with campaigns for products, services, institutions, and political candidates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT453
International Marketing

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 and Junior standing

Description: Marketing problems of international business. Export marketing and domestic marketing of USA products abroad. Influence of international institutions, culture, stage of development, and geography; problems in terminology, product policy, promotion, distribution, research, pricing, and starting marketing operations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT457
Customer Relationship Management

Prerequisites: MRKT 257 and admission to Center for Sales Excellence

Letter Grade only

Description: This course focuses on CRM as it applies to sales. It teaches how to use CRM systems to identifying good customer attrition; customer retention; and customer lifetime value. Students will also get hands on experience of using a CRM system to successfully plan and execute a sales plan.

This course is a prerequisite for: MRKT 460

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT458
Sales Force Management

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 or admission to Center for Sales Excellence

Letter Grade only

Description: This course covers issues faced by sales managers in building, directing, and leading a sales force. Topics include sales forecasting, territory structure design, hiring and managing salespeople, and compensation and performance evaluation systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT460
Key Account Selling

Prerequisites: MRKT 257; MRKT 357; MRKT 457; and admission to Center for Sales Excellence

Letter Grade only

Description: Teaches how to segment key accounts, how to identify high-margin business opportunities, how to sell to complex enterprises, and how to manage a Key Account team. Students practice key account presentations through role-play exercises and make actual calls and presentations to businesses in the region.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT490
Special Topics in Marketing

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 and permission

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRKT499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


 

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
16 HR TERM 1
Prof Enhancement I
complete BSAD 111
1hr

NBR 2/ACE 3 MathematicsCritical
complete either MATH 104 or MATH 106
3hr
MATH 104 or MATH 106 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

NBR 1/ACE 1 Written Texts
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr

NBR 3/ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

NBR 4/ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
16 HR TERM 2
Business Comp Appl
complete BSAD50#
1hr

Introductory Accounting
complete ACCT 201
3hr

Prin of Economics ACE 6/8
complete either ECON 211 or ECON 212
3hr
ECON 211 or ECON 212 also fulfills the ACE 6 requirement.

NBR 5/ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

NBR 6/ACE 9 Global/Divers
complete 1 from Approved ACE 9 Courses for College of Business Majors
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
16 HR TERM 3
Prof Enhancement II
complete BSAD 222
1hr

Introductory Accounting
complete ACCT 202
3hr

Prin of Economics ACE 6/8
complete either ECON 211 or ECON 212
3hr
ECON 211 or ECON 212 also fulfills the ACE 8 requirement.

Statistics
complete ECON 215
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions

NBR 7/ACE 1 Busn Comm
complete BSAD 220
3hr
16 HR TERM 4
Accounting
complete 1 from ACCT 301, ACCT 308, ACCT 309, ACCT 313
3hr

NBR 8/ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete either COMM 286 or MRKT 257
3hr

Business Core Interm
7hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
16 HR TERM 5
Prof Enhancement III
complete BSAD 333
1hr

Business Core Interm
complete 2 from FINA 361, BLAW 371, BLAW 372
6hr
complete FINA 361 and either BLAW 371 or BLAW 372

Economics
complete 1 from ECON 311, ECON 312, ECON 321, Any Economics Course at the 400 Level
3hr

Marketing
complete 1 from MRKT 345, MRKT 347, MRKT 350, MRKT 355, Any Marketing Course at the 400 Level
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
15 HR TERM 6
Business Core Interm
complete SCMA 331, MNGT 301
6hr

Finance
complete 1 from FINA 338, FINA 363, FINA 365, Any Finance Course at the 400 Level
3hr

300/400 Up Lvl Reqt
complete Any Course at the 300 Level, Any Course at the 400 Level
6hr
Complete 2 courses of interest at the 300 or 400 level - see Degree Audit for restrictions
10 HR TERM 7
Prof Enhancement IV
complete BSAD 444
1hr

Mngt/Supply Chain Mngt
complete 1 from MNGT 321, MNGT 321, MNGT 360, MNGT 361, SCMA 335, Any Management Course at the 400 Level
3hr

Accounting 400 Level
complete Any Accounting Course at the 400 Level
3hr
Select a course towards the 9 total hours from 3 different business departments at the 400 level. Accounting is one option to choose from.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
13 HR TERM 8
ACE 10 Capstone Course
complete MNGT 475
3hr

International Busn Course

Senior Assessment
complete BSAD98#
0hr

Electives
complete Any Course
1hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions

Economics 400 Level
complete Any Economics Course at the 400 Level
3hr
Select a course towards the 9 total hours from 3 different business departments at the 400 level. Economics is one option to choose from.

Marketing 400 Level
complete Any Marketing Course at the 400 Level
3hr
Select a course towards the 9 total hours from 3 different business departments at the 400 level. Marketing is one option to choose from.
Graduation Requirements
  1. 2.50 cumulative GPA required in order to apply for a degree.
  2. 30 of the last 36 hours must be taken at UNL.
  3. Maximum 6 hours Pass/No Pass credit excluding BSAD 98, BSAD 111, BSAD 150, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, and BSAD 444.
  4. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Claims Professional, Berkshire Hathaway - Omaha NE
  • Marketing Specialist, BMW - Munich Germany
  • Trader, Eldorado Trading LLC - Chicago IL
  • Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Kansas City MO
  • Coach Support Specialist, Hudl - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Technician, Apple - San Francisco CA
  • Sales Intern, Assurity Life Insurance Corporation - Lincoln NE
  • Human Resource Generalist Intern, ConAgra Brands - Omaha NE
  • Technical Writer Intern, Fiserv - Lincoln NE
  • Marketing Intern, Hudl - Lincoln NE

Grad Schools

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Emory University - Atlanta GA
  • Master of Science in Sports Management, Liberty University - Lynchburg VA
  • Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University - Stanford CA
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Chicago - Chicago IL
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) - Omaha NE