Course Descriptions


BUA 600 Team Building

(3 credits). Before traditional coursework begins, all students in the program and some faculty teaching in the program will spend four days off campus working together doing team-building exercises and learning to work together cohesively while being introduced to the complete program. Theories of leadership and team building will be presented and tested. All faculty join for lunch or one afternoon to explain Teaching Philosophy.

BUA 613 Statistics for Managers

(3 credits). This course focuses on the practical application of statistical techniques to specific management problems. Topics include: presentation of data, defining variables, descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, chi-square testing, and correlation - regression analysis.

BUA 617 Economics for Managers

(3 credits). This course provides the economic analysis and applications necessary for managerial decision making, Topics include: demand, supply and elasticity, estimating demand functions, the fundamentals of macroeconomics and forecasting, the analysis of production, cost and technology, and market structure and strategic planning. Course presentation relies heavily on case analysis.


BUA 619 Financial and Managerial Accounting

(3 credits). Covers basic accounting theory and practice with special emphasis on the concepts of understanding income determination, cash flow, and the managerial uses of accounting information. Topics include: transaction and cost operations, depreciation, inventories, statement preparation and analysis, stockholders’ equity transactions, fund statement, capital budgeting, and special analysis for management.

BUA 620 Managerial Finance

(3 credits). The study of financial techniques designed to maximize the value of the corporation. Topics include: capital budgeting and discounted cash flow techniques, leasing, cost of capital, equity and bond financing, working capital management, financial statement analysis, and capital structure. This course will be integrated and team taught with BUA 617.

BUA 621 Business Ethics

(3 credits). An understanding of important ethical issues that a manager faces with respect to employment and the continued running of a firm. Emphasis will be placed on applying ethical theories to practice through the analysis of case studies.


BUA 622 Managerial Communication

(3 credits). Designed to prepare business leaders for the communication challenges of the workplace, this course works with students to improve their oral presentation skills, written skills, and graphic skills; regardless of current skill level. The goal is for each student to complete the course highly competent in each of these areas.

BUA 623 Leadership Development

(3 credits). An intense course focusing on the skills necessary to promote and manage individual as well as group dynamics in today's business environment. With a combination of theory, personal assessment and new cognitive skills the student will be exposed to conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback, creating vision and team-building, including coaching and mentoring. In addition, leadership values and styles with negotiation and decision making activities will better equip the student for real life situations. Case studies,videos and role playing exercises will be a significant part of the course.

BUA 624 History of Management Thought

(3 credits). A reading and critical review of the major texts which represent the history and philosophy of management thought as it emerged from economics, sociology, psychology, industrial engineering, and management perspectives. An attempt is made to ground the material in the social and political history of the time period, understand how the material represents an addition to, or break from, management thought then prevailing, and determine how it has influenced current practice and research in the field.


BUA 625 Strategic Marketing

(3 credits). This is a rigorous advanced course in competitive strategy set at the level of the business as it faces competitors at the product market level. The course consists of lectures and formal case presentations recommending strategic actions by student teams to counterpart teams representing senior managers responsible for approving their recommendation. Topics covered include both the process and content of strategic action and interaction, strategic models, brands as a source of competitive advantage, methods for comparing competitive offers and strategies, scenario analysis, competitive signaling, and competitive intelligence.

BUA 626 Globalization and its Impact on Organizations

(3 credits). An analysis of various international business issues that are related to both the organization and the individual manager operating across different national borders. Special attention is given to developing and implementing global strategies and the impact on managerial practices and behaviors.

BUA 640 Global Competitive Business Study

(3 credits). Students will attend a one-week field project overseas that is related to international trade, government – business relations, and political economy.


BUA 652 Strategic Management

(3 credits). This course examines the development and implementation of long–term plans designed to give the organization a competitive advantage. It investigates how industry structure and dynamics impact strategy development and examines how core competencies are developed. Relies heavily on the use of cases.

BUA 660 Strategic Leadership and Change

(3 credits). This course examines the roles and functions of general managers and their attempts to affect organizational change. It explores the nature of power and influencing tactics employed by managers in-depth. An integral part of the course is the use of a large - scale computer simulation, in which participants occupy specific managerial roles in a fictitious diversified organization. Facilitators will observe the behavior of the participants and provide feedback on their leadership and influencing styles and effectiveness. The Capsim simulation will tie together all aspects of the AccMBA in a real life competitive environment.

BUA 661 Action Learning Project

(3 credits). Each student group, under the supervision of faculty, would function as "consultants" for specific companies and develop plans to respond to business problems facing these organizations. These groups would make presentations of their findings to the organizations' management on-site with faculty present. This presentation would serve as the final examination for the course.


BUA 662 Reflective Tutorial and Career Development

(1 credit). This course would serve as a means for the student to synthesize, tie together, and critique the program. This course would also include training from the College's career development office with respect to resume writing and job search.