BUSN 204: Operations Management and Logistics

This is an introductory course in Operations Management and Logistics. An organization’s ultimate success depends on how efficiently and effectively it executes its strategic goals. This requires a detailed understanding of the processes used to produce and deliver goods and/or services to customers. This course will provide students with the managerial tools needed to understand and articulate the impact of an organization’s business processes, and the ability to analyze and continuously improve these business processes.

BUSN 205: Introduction to Management Information Systems

Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) Information Systems is an exciting and rewarding field, and I hope you are looking forward to our class. The purpose of Management Information System (MIS) is to provide an overview of the role of information technology (IT) and management information systems (MIS) in an organization. Little background is required and the course is for the most part self- contained.

BUSN 290: Intro to Quantitative Decision Analysis

An introduction to a number of quantitative methods of solving decision-making problems in the industry. This course integrates applied business research and descriptive statistics. The course also develops concepts of uncertainty, probability and simulation which are the foundation of many business problems.

Prerequisite: ECON 101 & ECON 102; MATH 104 or MATH 110 & MATH 111 or equivalent.

BUSN 291: Applications of Statistics in Business

This course integrates applied business research and descriptive statistics. Examination of the role of statistics in research, statistical terminology, the appropriate use of statistical techniques and interpretation of statistical findings in business and research will be the primary focus. Topics include confidence interval, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression, and analysis of variance. Business data is analyzed using Excel spread sheets. Emphasis is on understanding, interpreting statistical information and explaining statistical ideas to non-specialists. This course uses assigned readings, lecture, discussion, exams and a project wherein participants plan to apply concepts and strategies as the teaching/learning format.

BUSN 292: Organizational Behaviour

As an introductory core course in Organizational Behaviour, this course covers topic areas of understanding individuals in the workplace, communicating decisions, designing and changing organizations, and leading others.

BUSN 293: Introductory Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting is principally concerned with the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external parties to the issuing firm or entity. Major objectives of this course include understanding concepts, principles and conventions upon which financial accounting is based and providing an analytical basis upon which to interpret financial statements.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 & ECON 102, MATH 104 or MATH 110 & MATH 111 or equivalent.

BUSN 294: Managerial Accounting

This course focuses on the use of accounting information in efficiently operating an organization. The concepts are sufficiently general to be applicable in both profit and not-for-profit organizations, but most of our discussion will deal with profit-oriented firms. The course seeks to develop analytical skills in decision-facilitation and decision influencing.

Prerequisite: BUSN 293 or equivalent.

BUSN 295: Managerial Economics

The economic foundations of managerial decision-making: supply and demand interactions, decision-making under uncertainty, production and cost, price determination under perfect competition and monopoly, strategies for pricing with market power, monopolistic competitive, oligopoly, game theory, asymmetric information, agency, market structure. This course uses a variety of mathematical techniques, particularly graphs, algebra, and calculus.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 & ECON 102, MATH 104 or MATH 110 & MATH 111 or equivalent.

BUSN 296: Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to the field of marketing, students will develop marketing knowledge and skills applicable to all areas of study within business.

BUSN 297: Social Media Strategy

To succeed in today’s economy, organizations must incorporate social media into their marketing and business strategies. In this course, students examine the role of social media today and how to use it to meet organizational goals.

BUSN 298: Introduction to Finance

An introduction to financial valuation and quantitative analysis of corporate and individual financing and savings decisions.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 & ECON 102, MATH 104 or MATH 110 & MATH 111 or equivalent.