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BUS 5013 – Foundations in Business
Course Description - Demonstration and application of the functional areas of the business environment with specific emphasis on marketing, management, business ethics and the global dimensions of business.

Bus 5133 – Managerial Marketing
Course Description - This course develops the roles of product, pricing, promotion, and distribution in the development of the firm’s integrated marketing program. Upon competition, students should be able to: critically analyze marketing problems occurring in business and to understand and be able to apply marketing strategy in the marketing management process.

BUS 5153 – Research Methods in Business
Course Description - Business research methods and statistical analysis used in business research.

BUS 5203 – Accounting Information Systems II -- Modeling
Prerequisites- None
Students will learn to create complex models of budgets, capital expenditure projects, pro forma financial statements and project analyses using Excel and statistical tools including regression. 100% online.

Bus 5243 – Finance/ Administrative Managerial Finance
Course Description - The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the necessary information to draw a critical analysis of the financial administration of a business. Included are; both short and long range financial planning, cash management, and capital budgeting, social responsibility of financial planning. The techniques covered are those consistent with the primary goal of the firm, which is the maximization of the shareholder return.

Bus 5273 - Human Resource Management
Course Description – Human resource programming, job requirements, sources of labor supply, selection procedures, training programs, job evaluation, salary administration, employee communication, union- management relations.

BUS 5423 – Auditing II
Prerequisites - BUS 4423
An advanced study of auditorÍs attest function with emphasis on recent developments using practice cases. Topics include: risk assessment, fraud, SEC, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Bus 5433 –Managerial Accounting
Course Description - Will provide information needed for managerial decision making processes. Included in this application will be; the statement of changes in financial positions, budgets, responsibility accounting and quantitative techniques. At the end of this course students should be able to understand the differences between financial and managerial accounting, the processes useful in decision making, how to account for planning and control, capital budgeting and finally product costing methods.

Bus 5453 - Business Leadership
Course description - The purpose of Leadership at the graduate level is designed to prepare the, mid to senior level managers to understand different leadership theories, maximize their preferred style of leadership and to differentiate leadership applications. Students will have the opportunity to practice and further develop their leadership styles as well as to identify and form strategies for dealing with conflicting leadership styles.

BUS 5463 – Tax Research
Prerequisites - BUS 3063
Students will identify and understand primary and secondary source material. Identifying and formulating tax questions and communicating the results of online research is a major part of the course. 100% online.

BUS 5473 – Financial Statement Analysis
Prerequisites - BUS 2043 and 2053 or BUS 5433
An analytical evaluation of a companyÍs financial statements for management use and for the attestation function. Analysis includes horizontal, vertical, ratios, industry and company background. 100% online.

BUS 5483 – Accounting for Management Control
Prerequisites - BUS 5433 or BUS 3103
Advanced treatment of managerial accounting topics including: capital budgeting, analytical analysis, pricing models, learning curves, variance and capacity analysis, inventory management, and multinational considerations. 100% online.

BUS 5493 – Accounting Theory
Prerequisites - BUS 3023
Emphasis for this course is on understanding accounting concepts. Financial accounting is covered at an advanced level and includes traditional intermediate and advanced topics covered on the CPA exam.

Bus 5503 – Economic International/Domestic Study Tour- Elective
Course Description - This course is designed to give students a first-hand look at culture and business in a foreign country. Students will spend a week, visiting with business and/or government officials to learn more about doing business in that country. Through this exposure students will broaden their understanding of the distinctive characteristics of global business operations. As a result, each of the functional areas of business (marketing, operations, finance, human resource management, and strategic management) will be emphasized. Background readings, pre-trip information session, and specific course deliverables are required.

Bus 5513 - International Accounting
Course Description - International accounting principles, reporting and practices in economic development and changes with FASB and IASB.

Bus 5523 - Management and Organization
Course Description - This course explores the strategies and tools for building a learning organization. Principles of management practice and specific concepts about organizations, including change management, behavior, motivation, group dynamics, teamwork, leadership and ethics will be discussed.

Bus 5533 - Advanced Management Information Systems
Course Description - Study of systems concept, attributes of management information systems including data collection and transmission, data organization and storage, data processing and information retrieval and display. Development of integrated or total systems.

Bus 5553 - Conflict Resolution
Course Description - Application of principles and technical tools to solve human resource problems as found in employment, employee education and training and labor relations.

Bus 5573 - E-Business
Course Description - Concepts and frameworks for exploring E-Business opportunities; comparison and contrast of various E-Business models and electronic commerce strategies.

Bus 5663 – Decision Making Tools & Techniques/Managerial Decision Making
Course Description - This course offers professional approaches to problem solving and prevention. The processes covered provide decision making templates to arrive at defensible business decisions. These methods permit students to analyze business situations and reach decisions under conditions of uncertainty.

Bus 5703 - Coaching and Mentoring
Course Description - Techniques for guiding individuals, groups and organizations to e effective, productive and fulfilled. Contrasts between coaching and mentoring, between self-development adn work performance and between personal and organization coaching or mentoring.

Bus 5713 - Consumer Ethics
Course Description - Ethical behaviors crucial to personal and corporate success; the historical concepts of a consumer-based culture; codes of ethics, theoeretical models and managerial behaviors as the foundation to investigate ethics within the context of social responsibility.

Bus 5723 - Training and Development
Course Description - Roles of the training manager, the training developer and the trainer in improving employee performance. Business plans for a training department; training standards, policies, budgets; marketing, developing and delivering successful training programs; monitoring, evaluating and reporting training results.

Bus 5743 Project Management
Course Description - The course is organized around the project management life cycle to mirror the way a real-world project would be executed. It provides you with essential project management concepts and ties them into the Project Management Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute. It includes a discussion of the integration of parent organization's strategies into project selection and management; as well as risk management and assessment in the project management process.

Bus 5763 - Strategic Information Systems
Course Description - Transformation is the key to survival in today's highly competitive markets. This course will focus on how organizations can successfully use IT to transform themselves and achieve the competitive advantage in the new digital economy from a global perspective. This course focuses on innovative uses of information systems and technology relevant to business functions. Its real-world orientation, solid theoretical backing, and global perspective provide comprehensive coverage of the information systems field. Case studies and group activities help reinforce concepts in e-commerce, knowledge management, business process reengineering and network computing.

Bus 5893 – Applied Business Environment
Course Description – The capstone course will focus on executive level decision-making that guides the organization in its interactions with the environment. These organizations may range from small entrepreneurships to the largest global corporations. The perspective of analysis will be comprehensive, similar to that taken by a CEO. Students will be expected to read case studies of selected organizations, analyze their actions, and make recommendations for future strategies, integrating the functional knowledge they’ve gained from classes taken in the EMBA program and their own work experiences. Students will select a company (subject to approval of the instructor), analyze its current condition, and recommend a detailed business plan to position the company effectively in its competitive environment.

Bus 5903 – Special Topics
Course Description – Variable content. Topics selected as needed.

Bus 5923 – Global Business
Course Description - This course will focus on similarities and differences in business practices and management styles as practiced by global firms across a variety of industries. By reviewing strategies employed to gain competitive advantage in international markets student will gain valuable knowledge and insight into the inner workings of NAFTA. History, culture and current political environment topics will be brought into this course to ensure timely and useable information.

Bus 5933 - Corporate Ethics & Legal Environment/Business Ethics & Law
Course Description - The purpose of this course is to provide a critical examination/evaluation and discussion of the ethics alternatives with respect to decision- making and action in the area of business ethics and managerial practice. Methodology will include contemporary cases involving personal, social and legal institutions issues, as well as theoretical and empirical foundations in the classical system of ethics.

Bus 5963 – Management of Operations
Course Description – This course will provide the student with useful information for process and project management as well as developing functional strategies to create value for an employer and their consumers. Student will learn management tools and approaches for analyzing operations and be capable of applying such information to a wide variety of managerial decision making applications. Students learn about the cause-and-effect mechanisms that affect process performance, how to develop and implement counter-measures and how to confirm the results of improvement.

ECON 5093 – Money and Banking
Course Description – comprehensive study of role of money, history of currency, recent monetary legislation, banking and financial institutions, the Federal Reserve System, money and the national income, governmental monetary and fiscal policy.

ECON 5143 – Economics for Managers
Course Description – This course is designed to provide students useable information regarding the application of economic principles and techniques to solve management problems in the area of demand analysis, sales forecasting, production and cost analyses, pricing policies, capital budgeting and economic controls; use of linear programming techniques

HSM 5003 - Management of Health Services Organizations
Course Description – Introduction to the theories, concepts, techniques, functions, and methods of management as they relate to health services organizations generally, with specific emphasis on hospitals.

HSM 5033 - Health Services Human Resources Management
Prerequisites - HSM 5003 or permission of instructor.
Course Description – Techniques for effective management of human resources in health services organizations. The theories of organizational behavior are explored in relation to the functions and principles of human resource management including: planning, staffing, appraising, compensating, and developing employees. Relevant employment and labor relations law relating to health care organizations is examined.

HSM 5043 - Legal Foundations of Health Systems Management
Prerequisites - HSM 5003 or permission of instructor.
Course Description – Introduction to law as it affects the health delivery system with emphasis on both the theoretical and practical determinants of legal decision making. An examination of the American legal system, its principles and processes, as well as how the law regulates issues related to control of costs through regulation and antitrust laws and respect for ?personhood? in the context of the professional-patient and organization-professional relationship are also addressed. The dynamics between law and ethics are explored.

HSM 5053 - Quantitative Methods in Health Systems Management
Course Description – Fundamental principles of probability theory, statistical inference, linear regression, and management science applied to the analysis of management problems in health care administration. Applications include forecasting methods, deterministic and stochastic approaches to modeling systems behavior and simulation methods.

HSM 5063 - Financial Management for Health Systems Management
Prerequisites - HSM 5053, BUS 5433.
Course Description – Examination of the theory and practice of health care financial management and decision making methods. Emphasis is placed on the role of the finance function in measuring, evaluating and controlling an organization‘s performance. Topics include financial statement analysis; cash and working capital management; corporate planning, budgeting, and control systems; third-party reimbursement systems; discounted cash flow analysis; and capital investment decision analysis.

HSM 5183 - Health Resources and Policy Analysis
Course Description – Determinants of U.S. health policy and resource allocation. Assessment of the impact of health policy on the medical marketplace. Ideological, social, and professional bases affecting health personnel, regulation, and forecasting health service needs.

HSM 5263 - Advanced Financial Management in Health Systems Management
Course Description – Examination of the foundations of health care financial management decisions through a combination of case analysis and readings from the literature of health care finance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of risk in the financial decision-making process and on integrating the theory of financial decisions with practical problems in health care finance. Topics include: capital markets and the risk-return relation, estimating the cost of capital, valuation models, capital structure decisions and agency relationships.

HSM 5903 - Special Topics – Analysis and Management of Health in Population
Prerequisite - Completion of all required/core courses.
Course Description – Group study of selected topics in Health Systems Management

HSM 5933 - Capstone Seminar in Health Systems Management
Prerequisite - Completion of all required HSM courses. Course Description – An integrative course which emphasizes application of skills and knowledge acquired in the HSM curriculum. Health care management problems are solved using case studies, role playing, and simulation.

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