Business Law (MANAGMNT 260)
Overview of law and legal systems; attention to legal aspects of management problems. This 3 credit course is listed as MANAGMNT 260.
Business Policy and Strategy (SCH-MGMT 494BI)
This course is designed to be highly integrative in that students use knowledge and tools from all functional areas of business to develop a "whole organization" perspective. In addition, they integrate by examining these functions within the context of business and societal environments, such as the competitive, political/legal, socio-cultural, technological, and economic. Furthermore, they integrate and further develop general education knowledge and skills, such as written and oral communications in each course assignment. Finally, the course includes a highly sophisticated online Capstone Simulation "game" whereby students (in teams of four) put their knowledge and skills obtained in all UMass courses and even life experiences into practice by operating a company over an 8-year period and competing with other firms (other teams of students). Students conduct professional business meetings, make professional presentations, and prepare strategic plans for their "simulated" companies. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BBA majors. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 494BI.
Corporation Finance (FINANCE 301)
The time value of money; valuation of financial securities; allocating capital; an introduction to risk and risky decision making; the financing decision of the firm; financial statement and working capital management; more special topics include mergers and acquisitions, and international finance. Prerequisite: ACCOUNTG 221. This 3 credit course is listed as FINANCE 301.
Fundamentals of Marketing (MARKETNG 301)
Introduction to marketing; survey of topics relevant to comprehensive study of marketing. Emphasis on describing the marketing process and on stressing the implications of these activities for society. This 3 credit course is listed as MARKETNG 301.
Intro to Statistics/Social Science (RES-ECON 212)
Intro. to Business Information Systems (OIM 210)
Examines information technology from a business enterprise perspective. Topics include: the components and development of business information technology systems, their use in enhancing and facilitating management practices and decision making and their impact on management decisions. This 3 credit course is listed as OIM 210.
Intro. to Operations Management (OIM 301)
An introduction to operations management in manufacturing and service industries. Emphasis on learning the basic principles, using MS EXCEL required to organize and manage service and manufacturing organizations. Topics may include improved facility layout, project management, supply-chain management, Just-in-Time systems, inventory management, scheduling and work force management. Discussions of real world applications frequently used to demonstrate concepts. Prerequisite: STATISTC 240, RES-ECON 211 or 212. This 3 credit course is listed as OIM 301.
Introduction To Accounting I (ACCOUNTG 221)
Preparation and uses of financial statements of business enterprises; the accounting process of recording, classifying, and interpreting business transactions. Conceptual problems analyzed include accounting for inventories, depreciation, and capital stock. This 3 credit course is listed as ACCOUNTG 221.
Introduction To Accounting II (ACCOUNTG 222)
Continuation of ACCOUNTG 221. Managerial accounting focusing on accounting information used by managers to help planning and control activities in business enterprises. Topics include methods for determining the costs of products and services, for assessing product and project profitability, and for budgeting and monitoring costs and profits. Prerequisite: ACCOUNTG 221. This 3 credit course is listed as ACCOUNTG 222.
Management Communications (SCH-MGMT 310)
Designed for students in the Online Bachelor of Business Administration Program only. Focus on acquisition and practice of thinking, writing, and speaking skills necessary for effective performance in business environments. Prerequisite: ENGLWRIT 112 or 113; Jr or Sr. standing ISOM students only. This 3 credit course is listed as SCH-MGMT 310.
Principles of Management (MANAGMNT 301)
Overview of organizational behavior, operations management, and strategy/entrepreneurship. Topics include: Behavioral background of formal organizational life, organizational design, integrating factors in collective behavior, organizational change, systems analysis, techniques of decision making and control, the organization and its environment, and the nature of management theory. Topics grouped in modules of organizational behavior, operations management, and strategy/entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: junior standing. This 3 credit course is listed as MANAGMNT 301.