Doermer School of Business

Course Description

Due to ongoing program updates, course offerings are subject to change.

Prerequisites

Course Number

Component

Course Name

Credits

Orientation

BUFW E540

1

Microeconomic Analysis and Decision-Making

3

Orientation

BUFW M540

1

Data Analysis and Management Science

3

Orientation

BUFW M542

1

Leadership and the Management of People in Organizations

3

BUFW M540
BUFW M552

2

Management of Information Technology 3
BUFW M540

BUFW M570

2

Operations and Supply Chain Management

3

Orientation

BUFW D542

2

Strategic Cost Management

3

Orientation

BUFW E550

3

Business Conditions Analysis

3

BUFW M540

BUFW F542

3

Financial Analysis and Decision Making

3

Course to be Announced

 

Course to be Announced

Depending on year of enrollment, this course offering rotates between a Management, Marketing, Accounting or Finance course.
BUFW M540

BUFW M560

4

Marketing and Customer Relationship Management

3

Components 1-4

BUFW M590

4

Strategic Management

3

BUFW E540 Microeconomic Analysis and Decision-Making

Application of microeconomic theory to managerial decision-making. Topics include pricing decisions, product mix, location decisions, input mix, decisions under uncertainty, and the impact of government policy on business decisions. Credits: 3

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BUFW M540 Data Analysis and Management Science

Examine the design of formal mathematical model-building in support of business decision making. Develop deterministic models and stochastic models (e.g., inferential statistics) to assist management improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of decision making. An independent project (experiential exercise) encompassing conceptual modeling through formal solution and implementation is required. Prerequisite: Orientation. Credits: 3

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BUFW M542 Leadership and Management of People in Organizations

The course builds on the concepts and methods of psychology, sociology, and business management to give students an appreciation of behavior and management within complex organizations. Topics include globalization, ethical issues, diversity, problem solving, communication, motivation, leadership, organizational culture, personal growth, individual and group behavior, managing conflict and change, and team management. Prerequisite: Orientation. Credits: 3

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BUFW M552 Management of Information Technology

This is a comprehensive study of the strategic role of information technology (IT) in contemporary organizations and society. Topics include structures, issues and trends in IT, impact of IT on corporate environment, and IT management strategies to achieve competitive advantage in an increasingly dynamic global business environment. Prerequisite: BUFW M540. Credits: 3

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BUFW M570 Operations and Supply Chain Management

This course is a study of how best to design, supply, and run organizational processes to create goods and services in dynamic and competitive global environment. Topics covered include the use of contemporary tools and techniques in product and process design, facility location and layout; scheduling; projects, supply chain, quality, inventory, and materials management. Prerequisite: BUFW M540. Credits: 3

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BUFW D542 Strategic Cost Management

The course focuses on “strategic” cost management practices including capital budgeting, activity-based management, target costing, the just-in-time philosophy, quality costs, theory of constraints, and performance measures for automated factories. Prerequisite: Orientation. Credits: 3

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BUFW E550 Business Conditions Analysis

Theory of income, employment, money, and interest rates.  Analysis of the impact of current and alternative fiscal and monetary policies on business.  Students will prepare a forecast of macroeconomic conditions for the 12-month period following the end of the semester.  Research papers on macroeconomic issues will usually be required.  Prerequisite: Orientation. Credits: 3

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BUFW F542 Financial Analysis and Decision Making

The course covers topics in corporate finance. The primary focus of the course is on the use of financial concepts to develop strategies that maximize firm value. The course examines topics that help students understand how firm value is determined. It also provides students with an understanding of global finance environment.  Prerequisite: BUFW M540. Credits: 3

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BUFW M560 Marketing and Customer Relationship Management

The course is a study of how market-driven organizations strengthen their competitive advantage by creating value for customers. It focuses on the role of marketing and its relationship to other business functions; marketing analysis, planning, and implementation in changing domestic and global markets; building customer relationships, and ethical decision making.  Prerequisite: BUFW M540. Credits: 3

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BUFW M590 Strategic Management

A comprehensive, integrated approach to the analysis and understanding of strategic management and competitiveness in the global economy. It focuses on the development of effective organizational strategies. Topics include external and internal environments of business, strategy implementation, strategic leadership, corporate entrepreneurship, and governance. Prerequisite: Components 1-4. Credits: 3

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