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Courses - Fall 2017
BUSI
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BUSI610
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Overview of financial accounting, periodic financial statements and the financial reporting process. Importance of financial statements as information source for creditors and investors and as a means by which managers can communicate information about their firms.
Non majors should review their registration eligibility in the statement preceding the BUSI courses.
BUSI621
(Perm Req)
Strategic and Transformational IT
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSI620 or BUSI621.
Introduces students to the key issues in managing information technolog (IT) and provides an overview of how major IT applications in today's firms support strategic, opertaional, and tactical decisions. Topics include: synchroizing IT and business strategy; the transformational impacts of IT; evaluating and coping with new technologies; governing, managing, and organizing the IT function including outsourcing/offshoring considerations; assessing the business value of IT and justifying IT projects; and managing IT applications in functional areas to support strategy and business process.
BUSI622
Managing Digital Business Markets
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
The objective is to understand the strategic and tactical issues involved in managing digital businesses and markets. Also, some of the characteristics of digital businesses and markets that make them unique and understand how companies can best manage them will be examined.
BUSI630
(Perm Req)
Data, Models and Decisions
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.
BUSI634
Operations Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Operations management is concerned with efficient and effective design and operation of business processes for delivering products and/or services. Emphasis is given to process analysis and design, capacity management and bottlenecks, waiting lines and the impact of uncertainty in process performance, quality management, lean, six-sigma, and revenue management.
BUSI640
(Perm Req)
Financial Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Focuses on the valuation of the real assets of firms as well as the valuation of stocks and bonds, the primary financial assets in an economy. While details vary, the conceptual foundations of valuation boil down to three themes: time value of money, no-arbitrage, and systematic risk.
Non majors should review their registration eligibility in the statement preceding the BUSI courses.
BUSI650
(Perm Req)
Marketing Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Analysis of marketing problems and evaluation of specific marketing efforts regarding the organization's products and services, pricing activities, channel selection, and promotion strategies in both domestic and international markets.
BUSI662
(Perm Req)
Leadership and Teamwork
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Course examines concepts of team-building and leadership which are critical to managerial success. Topics include leadership, decision making, communication and conflict, work motivation, building effective teams, and organizational change and culture.
BUSI672
Global Supply Chain Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Offers a practical blueprint for understanding, building, implementing, and sustaining supply chains in today's rapidly changing global supply chain environment. It will provide the student with a survey of the fast-moving Supply Chain Management discipline and practice, including the evolution of supply chain strategies, business models and technologies; current best practices in demand and supply management; and methodologies for conducting supply chain-wide diagnostic assessments and formulating process improvement plans.
BUSI681
(Perm Req)
Managerial Economics and Public Policy
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Basic microeconomic principles used by firms, including supply and demand, elasticities, costs, productivity, pricing, market structure and competitive implications of alternative market structures. Market failures and government intervention. Public policy processes affecting business operations.
Non-majors should review their registration eligibility in the statement preceding the BUSI courses.
BUSI690
(Perm Req)
Strategic Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Analyze and identify profit opportunities and threats in different industry and competitive environments; Analyze and identify a firm's valuable assets, resources and capabilities and how they might be protected, leveraged, and extended in the market; Learn how to organize your company to be the best prepared to adapt its strategy over time as the market environment changes; and how to use organic growth as well as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, and divestitures to ensure that the firm maintians the proper scale and scope to compete effectively over time.
Non-majors should review their registration eligibility in the statement preceding the BUSI courses.
BUSI758A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Business; Business Communication
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI758B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Business; Data Models and Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI758Y
Special Topics in Business; DC I-Corps
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI759
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Business
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BUSI785
Project Management in Dynamic Environments
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Addresses project management skills that are required by successful managers in increasingly competitive and faster-moving environments. Examines fundamental concepts of successful project management, and the technical and managerial issues, methods, and techniques.
BUSI788B
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in Brazil
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI788C
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in China
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI788E
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in Europe
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI788G
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in India
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI788J
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in South Africa
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI788M
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in the UAE
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI788Y
Introduction to Global Business Experience; Doing Business in Japan and Singapore
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSI799
(Perm Req)
Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
For Smith School MS Students only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.