Perdue School - MBA Program
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Course Descriptions

ACCT 604 ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING A study of accounting for decision making. Includes topics such as: ethics; cost management concepts; understanding costing systems including activity-based systems; understanding management accounting systems and how they impact behavior, decision making, budgeting, pricing, motivation and performance measurement. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; completion of Ivy Software Assessment; ACCT 201 or equivalent with a C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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ACCT 618  STRATEGIC ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE  An exploration of the financial planning, information and reporting issues that are critical to organizational success in the time of Sarbanes-Oxley, heavy international competition, and outsourcing. some key areas include: ratio analysis, capital budgeting, performance reporting, financial planning, integrated information systems, and current best practices. Prerequisites: ACCT 604 and Admission to the MBA program. Four hours for half a semester.

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BUAD 599 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL SKILLS  Assists students to self-assess personal strengths and weaknesses in selected business behavioral skills (oral presentation, team-building and facilitation) and business content knowledge (accounting, finance and Excel spreadsheets). Assists the student in developing strategies to improve skill sets by creating an individualized plan for long and short-term planning.  Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.  Equivalent to two hours per week for half a semester.

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BUAD 686 GLOBAL BUSINESS  Study of the global aspects of business within its environment. Topics selected from international finance, the economics of international trade, environmental factors (e.g., cultural, legal, political) and the major aspects of business operations within its global environment (including accounting, human resource management, marketing, production and strategic management). Part or all of the course will be held in another country. Prerequisites: Admission to M.B.A. program. Three hours per week.

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BUAD 695 PROJECT CONSULTING  Apply the principles and techniques learned in the MBA curriculum to real business problems faced by organizations today. Teams work with client organizations on a business challenge or opportunity. Interact with the client organization to simulate working as a professional management consulting team. Apply learned technical and functional expertise to solving real-world problems while developing critical competencies in leadership skills such as client communication, team dynamics, problem solving and critical thinking. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Course must be completed in the final spring semester of the student's MBA degree program requirement. Four hours per week.

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BUAD 696 GRADUATE BUSINESS STUDY ABROAD  Examines advanced business topics in an international setting. Specific topics selected from the fields of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, or marketing depending on the instructor's area of expertise. Part or all of the course will be held outside the United States. May be taken twice for credit under a different subtitle. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA program and to a Perdue School study abroad program. Three hours per week.

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ECON 606 ECONOMICS OF MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING Study of how firms make decisions within their organizations and how these decisions are influenced by different incentive structures. Applies economic principles and methodologies to business decision problems relating to costs, prices, revenues, profits, and competitive strategies and provides an analytical base for the study of the corporate strategy process. Basic economic theory, and the application of this analysis to management decision making, are covered first. The general model used for this application is organizational architecture consisting of three aspects of corporate organization. Theory is then applied to topics such as performance evaluation, leadership, understanding the business environment and ethics. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; ECON 211 or 150 or their equivalents with a C or better. Four hours for half a semester.

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ECON 610 MONEY AND BANKING AND THE MACROECONOMY  Examines a policy-oriented approach to analyzing the financial and monetary systems of the U.S. economy with focus on the Fed's monetary policy decisions. Includes examining the financial system and the role of money, the present value formula, interest rate risks, term structure of interest rates, real interest rates, and the commercial banking system and its regulation. Introduces money demand, international economic interdependence and the role of exchange rates in trade and financial international economic interdependence and the role of exchange rates in trade and financial flows. Culminates in the study of the Fed's monetary control process, monetary policy instruments, functioning of the federal funds market, and rules for monetary policy. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; completion of ECON 211 or ECON 150 or their equivalents with a C or better. Four hours for half a semester.

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FINA 626 MANAGERIAL FINANCE  A review of financial theory and techniques. Topics include capital acquisition, risk analysis, use of the capital asset pricing model, advanced capital budgeting and multinational corporate finance. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; completion of IVY Software Finance Assessment; FINA 311 or equivalent with a C or better; ACCT 618. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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INFO 602 MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING  Examines contemporary quantitative methodologies for optimizing firm initiatives and enhancing efficiency. Topics include multicriteria decision making, linear programming, forecasting, neural networks, and Monte Carlo simulation. The use of these methodologies for strategic advantage and profit enhancement is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; completion of MYCLASSES Excel Assessment; INFO 326 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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INFO 620  ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS  Exploration of enterprise-wide systems used in businesses. Explore concepts and use of different enterprise systems including ERP and CRM systems. Gain a better understanding of ERP systems by using SAP R/3 to conduct common processes in businesses. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; INFO 326 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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MGMT 608 PERSONAL SKILLS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT  Study of individual behavior in organizations, including extensive self-assessment, personal development planning, and skills practice. Topics include personality, learning, perception, attitudes, decision-making, creativity, motivation, stress, career development, and selected current topics. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program, MGMT 320 or equivalent with a C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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MGMT 612 MANAGING THE FIRM: INTEGRATIVE PERSPECTIVES  Examines different perspectives for viewing the organization as a whole by exploring broad concepts and differing models in order to see how they contribute to the broader purpose and functioning of the firm. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; MGMT 320 or equivalent with a C or better. Two hours per week for half a semester.

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MGMT 616 THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS  Examines the world of international business. Provides the future international manager with analytical skills to understand better economic and political aspects of the global business environment, and how these affect firms. Designed to be a foundation for further studies in international business and related fields. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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MGMT 622 BUSINESS ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  Study of the environmental forces influencing organizations. Emphasis in primarily on ethical issues originating in the external environment, but also examines other topical social issues and their impact on organizations and the managers who run them. Examines the ethical decision-making process and how it is influenced by environmental factors. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; MGMT 320 or equivalent with a C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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MGMT 624 ORGANIZATIONAL TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE  Focuses on developing effective teaming, managerial, and leadership skills. Initiates the development of an effective organizational culture and structure; and exploring the role that effective human resource management plays in developing organizations that can respond to ever-changing conditions. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; MGMT 320 or equivalent with a C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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MGMT 628 MANAGING STRATEGICALLY  A capstone to the formal business program which provides an internal though process for continuing an informal business education. Focuses on demonstrating previous course work in accounting, finance, economics, management, and marketing into a useful and congruent pattern for problem solving. Learn how to analyze any given situation, separate facts from opinion, and separate self-serving opinion from thoughtful evaluation. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program. Course must be taken in the final spring semester of the student's MBA requirements. Four hours per week for half a semester

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MKTG 614 STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT  Examines the role of marketing strategy within the overall strategic framework of the organization; how to gather information, perform in-depth analyses, and make and present strategic marketing management decisions; and strategies for dealing with change, uncertainty, conflict, limited information, time pressures, and other common hurdles and obstacles to quick and effective decision-making. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; MKTG 330 or equivalent wit a grade of C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.

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