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Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog. All graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.
Descriptive and summary statistics, probability, statistical sampling and sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing on one population, Chi-square analysis and simple correlation. Prerequisites: math and computer proficiency.
This course will develop further the basic quantitative skills of students. The topical emphasis is on: analysis of variance, regression analysis, decision trees, linear programming, and queuing theory. Major emphasis will be placed on computer applications of quantitative methods applicable to business functional areas. Prerequisites: math and computer proficiency, MBA 500.
Concepts and principles underlying financial accounting, with emphasis on interpreting the content of published financial reports. Introduction and examination of the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, basic accounting model, accounting cycle, underlying assumptions, and conventions.
Accounting information for decision making, planning, and controlling the operations of business enterprises. Introduction and examination of product costing systems, capital budgeting methods, cost-volume-profit analysis, and the structure and use of management financial control systems. Prerequisite: MBA 503. MBA 507 recommended.
The domestic and global economic environment of business and its impact on management planning and decision making. The determinants of business cycles, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and exchange rates. The effect of economic events and policies on industries and firms. Prerequisite: math proficiency, MBA 506.
Develops a coherent economic framework for effective managerial decision-making. Introduces fundamental economic concepts, and discusses the goals of the firm. Surveys market forces of supply and demand, examines the role of elasticity, and studies the theory of consumer behavior on which demand is based. Presents production, cost and revenue concepts, and analyzes input demand and output supply decisions in perfectly competitive markets. Discusses alternative market structures, and studies pricing practices for firms with market power. Prerequisites: Math Proficiency.
Theory and practice of business finance with emphasis on asset valuation, the relationship between risk and return, and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: MBA 503.
Introduction to the field of marketing; a survey course covering marketing strategic planning, consumer behavior, marketing research, and management of price, promotion, distribution, and product.
Focus on self-assessment, tools for developing leadership skills, and concepts of, and practice in, group dynamics. A retreat component and service project emphasize individual growth and team building. In-class activities may require active participation and will include case analyses, mini-lectures, and group work. To be completed in the first or second quarter of the student’s program.
Provides students with an understanding of the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise. Within this framework it introduces students to both the ethical concepts and ethical principles, and the reasoning and analytical skills needed to resolve those moral dilemmas. MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 512 and BETH 521.
Designed to help students analyze the legal and regulatory environment in which business operates. Provides essential information regarding the systems, institutions, and processes which are the framework for understanding the legal environment of business. Emphasis is on critical legal analysis through case study. Challenges students to offer solutions to management problems presented within the current legal environment.
This course presents basic principles of corporate finance and develops tools for financial decisions and valuation in the presence of uncertainty, imperfect information, and conflicting incentives among stakeholders. A series of spreadsheet-based valuation exercises are used to develop firm values using basic financial data for local companies. Prerequisite: MBA 500, 503, 506 and 507.
The course provides broad perspectives on management and people. Covers tools and leadership skills to manage activities and processes, organization design, managing diversity, technology management, and managing work/personal life. Prerequisites: MBA 510.
Develops essential knowledge and skills for effectively planning, implementing, and controlling marketing activities of various organizations. Focus is not only on the application of basic marketing concepts and principles for managing an organizations marketing function but also on strategic decision making for achieving and sustaining competitive advantages in market. Prerequisites: MBA 508.
Designed to provide students with an appreciation for the role of business processes as determinants of competitive advantage. Through readings, case discussions, class exercises, application assignments, and a tour of a local manufacturing or service facility, students develop an understanding of the concepts and tools that are fundamental to the operations function. Topics include service delivery, manufacturing process design, quality management, technology, productivity, inventory, supply chain management, project management, and international operations issues. Prerequisites: MBA 500, 503, 504, 506, 507, 508 and 510.
This course addresses general management and the tasks of strategy formulation and implementation. It builds on and integrates material from all functional areas. Course to be taken during last two quarters of enrollment. Prerequisites: MBA 513, 505, 515, 516, 517, 518, and 560. With prior permission, students may take one required core class concurrently with the strategy course. (MBA students may not receive credit for both MBA 519 and MGMT 589.)
This course provides graduate business students and managers with an understanding of issues related to the management of information technology, including the business value proposition of information technology, applications, systems acquisition process, life cycle, outsourcing, monitoring service levels, information security and risk assessment, and privacy.
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