College of Business

BA B100 A.I. & the Future of Business
3.00 crs.

The course introduces the nature of business and its complexities in the context of the environment in which it operates. Subjects covered include ownership forms, organization, management, marketing, accounting, financial institutions, labor relations, basic word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, data base, library resources, and small businesses.

Course formerly listed as BA B100 Introduction to Business

MKT B100 Marketing & Consumer Insights
3.00 crs.

This course assists students in understanding the role of marketing from a managerial perspective. It examines how product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions are made to satisfy the needs of specific target markets. The impacts of political-legal, competitive, socio-cultural, technological, and economic environments on marketing are also studied.

Prerequisite
Sophomore
BA B101 Compelling Business Communications
3.00 crs.

This course serves to improve the student's ability to create successful communication products–both written and oral. Topics include the process for successful communication, team communication business writing, report writing using style guidelines, online communication, and presentation skills.

 

Course formerly listed as BA B101 Business Communications

BA B101 Compelling Business Communications
3.00 crs.

This course serves to improve the student's ability to create successful communication products–both written and oral. Topics include the process for successful communication, team communication business writing, report writing using style guidelines, online communication, and presentation skills.

 

Course formerly listed as BA B101 Business Communications

ECON B200 Microeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to economic analysis: efficiency and equity; production and exchange; costs, supply, and demand; markets, organizations, and government; competition, cooperation, and coercion; and international trade.

 

Course formerly listed as ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, Prerequisite listed may also be taken as a corequisite
ECON B200 Microeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to economic analysis: efficiency and equity; production and exchange; costs, supply, and demand; markets, organizations, and government; competition, cooperation, and coercion; and international trade.

 

Course formerly listed as ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, Prerequisite listed may also be taken as a corequisite
FIN B200 Personal Finance
3.00 crs.

This course explores those areas of finance which have direct impact on an individual’s financial decisions. Emphasis is on financial planning, budgeting and savings oriented cash management, credit usage and credit legislation, investments, tax planning, basic risk management and insurance concepts, retirement planning, estate planning, and Louisiana inheritance and community property law rules.

Note: May not be used as a finance major or general business elective

ECON B201 Macroeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to various theories of inflation and unemployment; economic growth; money, banking, and financial intermediation; interest rates; business cycles; exchange rates, trade balances, and the balance of payments; deficits and the national debt; monetary, fiscal, exchange rate, income, and regulatory policies; and national income, product, and international payments accounting.

 

Course formerly listed as ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisite
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to introduce students to accounting in a way that demonstrates the importance of accounting to society and the relevance of accounting to their future careers.  The objective of the course is for students to understand the essential financial components of businesses and to realize that accounting information is imperative in the decision making process of investors, creditors, management, and others.

Course previously listed as ACCT B202 Principles of Financial Accounting

Overall GPA of 2.0
ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course covers uses of accounting information for managerial decision making to aid planning and control activities of managers in business enterprises. Topics include methods for determining the costs of products and services, for assessing product and project profitability, and for budgeting and monitoring of costs and profits.

 

Course previously listed as ACCT B203 Principles of Managerial Accounting

Sophomore
BUAN B205 Business Statistics
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the statistics used in business. Topics covered are sources and collection of business data, describing data, probability concepts, the use of confidence limits to estimate the mean or the proportion, the use of hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, and simple correlation and linear regression to discover how two variables are related to each other. The use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software is an integral part of this hands-on course.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, Sophomore
BUAN B205 Business Statistics
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the statistics used in business. Topics covered are sources and collection of business data, describing data, probability concepts, the use of confidence limits to estimate the mean or the proportion, the use of hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, and simple correlation and linear regression to discover how two variables are related to each other. The use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software is an integral part of this hands-on course.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, Sophomore
ECON B205 Intermediate Microeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course is an analysis of market and firm coordination; the theory of consumer behavior and demand; the theory of supply; competition; the pricing of goods and resources; and government policies.

Sophomore, Either math prerequisite is acceptable
ECON B205 Intermediate Microeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course is an analysis of market and firm coordination; the theory of consumer behavior and demand; the theory of supply; competition; the pricing of goods and resources; and government policies.

Sophomore, Either math prerequisite is acceptable
ECON B205 Intermediate Microeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course is an analysis of market and firm coordination; the theory of consumer behavior and demand; the theory of supply; competition; the pricing of goods and resources; and government policies.

Sophomore, Either math prerequisite is acceptable
ECON B206 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course considers various theories concerning the functioning of the macroeconomy: Classical and PreKeynesian, Keynesian and the Neoclassical Synthesis, Monetarism, Supply-Side, Fisher's Debt-Deflation Theory, Post Keynesian including Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis, and Austrian. Also covered briefly are Rational Expectations, Real Business Cycles, New Keynesianism, and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium theories.

Either math prerequisite is acceptable, Grade of C or better in ECON B101, Sophomore
ECON B206 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course considers various theories concerning the functioning of the macroeconomy: Classical and PreKeynesian, Keynesian and the Neoclassical Synthesis, Monetarism, Supply-Side, Fisher's Debt-Deflation Theory, Post Keynesian including Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis, and Austrian. Also covered briefly are Rational Expectations, Real Business Cycles, New Keynesianism, and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium theories.

Either math prerequisite is acceptable, Grade of C or better in ECON B101, Sophomore
ECON B206 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3.00 crs.

This course considers various theories concerning the functioning of the macroeconomy: Classical and PreKeynesian, Keynesian and the Neoclassical Synthesis, Monetarism, Supply-Side, Fisher's Debt-Deflation Theory, Post Keynesian including Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis, and Austrian. Also covered briefly are Rational Expectations, Real Business Cycles, New Keynesianism, and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium theories.

Either math prerequisite is acceptable, Grade of C or better in ECON B101, Sophomore
MGT B245 Managing People & Organizations
3.00 crs.

The course explores organizations as social units and the phenomena of individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include evolution of research in organizational principles and practices; personality, perception, and attitude formation; motivation; behavior; performance; structure; groups; planning and decision making; communication; power and conflict; leadership; stress; and international issues.

 

Course previously listed as MGT B245 Management & Organizational Behavior

Sophomore
MGT B250 Managing Information & Cybersecurity
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the significant uses of information technology in the business world. The student will study steps necessary to design, implement, and operate a computer-based information system. More significantly, the student will study the complex issues involved in managing information technology, including the rapidly changing issues involving the telecommunications industry.

 

Course formerly listed as MGT B250 Management Information Systems

ENTR B300 Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.

Junior
ENTR B300 Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.

Junior
MGT B300 Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.

Note: This course meets the MGT B430 "Entrepreneurial Process" requirement for MGT majors entering AY 2015-16 and prior.

Junior
MGT B300 Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.

Note: This course meets the MGT B430 "Entrepreneurial Process" requirement for MGT majors entering AY 2015-16 and prior.

Junior
FIN B300 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Sophomore
FIN B300 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Sophomore
FIN B300 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Sophomore
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I (Individual)
3.50 crs.

This course examines the concepts and methods of determining federal income tax liability for individuals. Topics emphasized include personal deductions, capital gain and loss provisions, and accounting methods.

Sophomore
FIN B305 Analysis of Financial Statements
3.00 crs.

This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.

Junior
FIN B305 Analysis of Financial Statements
3.00 crs.

This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.

Junior
BUAN B305 Business Decision Modeling
3.00 crs.

This course covers the development and interpretation of statistical, financial, and mathematical models for business decision making. Modeling techniques discussed may include applied probability distributions, time series analysis / forecasting, classification and/or clustering models, scenario / what-if analysis, linear optimization and sensitivity analysis, simulation models, decision trees / decision analysis, and expected value / utility analysis. Students gain expertise in the application of rigorous quantitative analysis to complex business decisions in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, and operations research.

Junior
BUAN B305 Business Decision Modeling
3.00 crs.

This course covers the development and interpretation of statistical, financial, and mathematical models for business decision making. Modeling techniques discussed may include applied probability distributions, time series analysis / forecasting, classification and/or clustering models, scenario / what-if analysis, linear optimization and sensitivity analysis, simulation models, decision trees / decision analysis, and expected value / utility analysis. Students gain expertise in the application of rigorous quantitative analysis to complex business decisions in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, and operations research.

Junior
ACCT B305 Intermediate Accounting I
3.00 crs.

First of a two-course sequence. This course examines accounting concepts and principles that support the financial statements and related disclosures for external financial reporting in the United States. Emphasis is on financial statement presenation and disclosure through the development of skills in recording and reporting transactions, identification of financial reporting and measurement alternatives, and interpretation of the effects of alternatives on the financial statements. Coverage includes an overview of major financial statements including the statement of cash flows, revenue recognition, and assest topics.

Sophomore
INTB B305 International Economics
3.00 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; international monetary arrangements; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration. 

Junior
ECON B305 International Economics
3.00 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; international monetary arrangements; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration.

Junior
ECON B305 International Economics
3.00 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; international monetary arrangements; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration.

Junior
INTB B305 International Economics
3.00 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; international monetary arrangements; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration. 

Junior
ACCT B306 Intermediate Accounting II
3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of ACCT B305. Emphasis is on financial statement presentation and disclosure through development of skills in recording and reporting transactions, identification of financial reporting and measurement alternatives, and interpretation of the effects of alternatives on the financial statements. Coverage includes liability and equity topics, including earnings per share

Sophomore
ACCT B307 Government + Nonprofit Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to help students become aware of the vitality of government and not-for-profit accounting and of the intellectual challenges that are presented.  This course studies accounting, budgeting, fiscal processes, and the financial records of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Fund accounting is introduced and emphasized.

Sophomore
BUAN B310 Decision Support Systems
3.00 crs.

This course covers the use and design of the information, knowledge / intelligence, and technological resources that are employed by managerial decision makers to gain a better understanding of a business and its customers. “Decision support systems” refers to the “front-end” technology that is generally associated with a data warehouse, and which provides modeling and analysis capabilities to help key decision makers evaluate ways in which to improve business operations and reach organizational goals. This course covers general topics related to the design of such systems, as well as practical issues of implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), “dashboard” analytics, or other business applications. Data security and ethics are also considered.

Junior, Either COSC A208, MGT B250, or ACCT B340 is acceptable
BUAN B310 Decision Support Systems
3.00 crs.

This course covers the use and design of the information, knowledge / intelligence, and technological resources that are employed by managerial decision makers to gain a better understanding of a business and its customers. “Decision support systems” refers to the “front-end” technology that is generally associated with a data warehouse, and which provides modeling and analysis capabilities to help key decision makers evaluate ways in which to improve business operations and reach organizational goals. This course covers general topics related to the design of such systems, as well as practical issues of implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), “dashboard” analytics, or other business applications. Data security and ethics are also considered.

Junior, Either COSC A208, MGT B250, or ACCT B340 is acceptable
BUAN B310 Decision Support Systems
3.00 crs.

This course covers the use and design of the information, knowledge / intelligence, and technological resources that are employed by managerial decision makers to gain a better understanding of a business and its customers. “Decision support systems” refers to the “front-end” technology that is generally associated with a data warehouse, and which provides modeling and analysis capabilities to help key decision makers evaluate ways in which to improve business operations and reach organizational goals. This course covers general topics related to the design of such systems, as well as practical issues of implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), “dashboard” analytics, or other business applications. Data security and ethics are also considered.

Junior, Either COSC A208, MGT B250, or ACCT B340 is acceptable
FIN B310 Financial Institutions
3.00 crs.

This course examines the purpose and functions of financial markets and financial institutions, domestic and global. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions. It is highly recommended that the student take FIN B300, Financial Management, first.

Junior
FIN B310 Financial Institutions
3.00 crs.

This course examines the purpose and functions of financial markets and financial institutions, domestic and global. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions. It is highly recommended that the student take FIN B300, Financial Management, first.

Junior
MGT B310 Human Resource Management
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on current issues in human resource management in both the private and public sectors. Topics include civil service systems, labor relations, manpower, planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, compensation, benefits, job evaluation, and personnel systems evaluation.

Junior
INTB B310 Law for International Business
3.00 crs.

This course discusses basic legal principles of engaging in business transactions subject to the law of foreign jurisdictions, and processes available and rules that apply to the solutions of international business problems.

Junior, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
INTB B310 Law for International Business
3.00 crs.

This course discusses basic legal principles of engaging in business transactions subject to the law of foreign jurisdictions, and processes available and rules that apply to the solutions of international business problems.

Junior, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
ACCT B310 Strategic Cost Management
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes contemporary topics in strategic cost management through an understanding of the underlying concepts and fundamental techniques involved in cost accounting for manufacturing and service companies. Job-order, process, and standard costing are examined to support an understanding of just-in-time and activity based systems, continuous improvement, quality measurements, and the theory of constraints, among others. Emphasis is on how cost management systems, with their performance evaluation and reward systems, encourage efforts to achieve an organization’s strategic goals.

Sophomore
INTB B315 International Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Junior
MGT B315 International Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Junior
FIN B315 Investments
3.00 crs.

This course analyzes different investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Techniques for selection, timing, and diversification of investment choices are emphasized. Portfolio theory is also explained as the capstone element at the end of this course.

Junior
MGT B320 Psychology in Management
3.00 crs.

This course presents the theories, experiments, and problem-solving efforts of the psychologist and the behavioral scientist in the area of administrative action. Topics include cognitive dissonance, reinforcement theory, need achievement, leadership, and attitude change.

Junior
MKT B322 Retail + Services Management
3.00 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Junior
MKT B322 Retail + Services Management
3.00 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Junior
MGT B322 Retail + Services Management
3.00 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Junior
MGT B322 Retail + Services Management
3.00 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Junior
FIN B325 International Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities associated with trade and investments that take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and direct and indirect international investment considerations.

Junior
INTB B325 International Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities that arise when trade and investment take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and direct and indirect international investment considerations.

Junior
MGT B325 Operations & Supply Chain Management
3.00 crs.

This course deals with the decision making involved in selecting, designing, operating, and controlling activities of the operations system for continuous improvement. Topics include total quality management, forecasting, product design and process selection, capacity planning and location, facility layout, project planning and control, production planning, and just-in-time production and inventory management.

 

Course previously listed as MGT B325 Production & Operations Management

Junior
ECON B325 The Market Process
3.00 crs.

This course serves as an introduction to subjectivist economics. Primary emphasis is on the Austrian School. Topics covered include history and methodology; the market process and intervention; capital and interest; money, credit, and the financial system; and business cycles.

Junior
ECON B325 The Market Process
3.00 crs.

This course serves as an introduction to subjectivist economics. Primary emphasis is on the Austrian School. Topics covered include history and methodology; the market process and intervention; capital and interest; money, credit, and the financial system; and business cycles.

Junior
MKT B330 International Marketing
3.00 crs.

This course explores similarities and differences of domestic and international marketing programs; sources of information available to firms considering foreign marketing efforts; costs and problems of gathering this information; formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in other environments.

Junior
INTB B330 International Marketing
3.00 crs.

This course explores similarities and differences of domestic and international marketing programs; sources of information available to firms considering foreign marketing efforts; costs and problems of gathering this information; formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in other environments.

Junior
ECON B330 Law and Economics
3.00 crs.

This course is an economic analysis used to consider the effects of legal rules upon people’s actions. Alternative rules are considered, with particular attention paid to the differing effects each is likely to have on the structure of incentives, and thus on human actions.

Junior
ECON B330 Law and Economics
3.00 crs.

This course is an economic analysis used to consider the effects of legal rules upon people’s actions. Alternative rules are considered, with particular attention paid to the differing effects each is likely to have on the structure of incentives, and thus on human actions.

Junior
MKT B335 Advanced Business Communication
3.00 crs.

This course explores a core of advanced communication topics including meeting management, negotiation, leadership communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and cultural communication skills. Case studies are discussed and analyzed. A team project allows students to gain experience in conducting, analyzing, and writing a communication audit.

Junior
MGT B335 Advanced Business Communication
3.00 crs.

This course explores a core of advanced communication topics including meeting management, negotiation, leadership communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and cultural communication skills. Case studies are discussed and analyzed. A team project allows students to gain experience in conducting, analyzing, and writing a communication audit.

Junior
ECON B335 Economic Development
3.00 crs.

This course considers the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Junior
INTB B335 Economic Development
3.00 crs.

This course considers the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Junior
INTB B335 Economic Development
3.00 crs.

This course considers the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Junior
ECON B335 Economic Development
3.00 crs.

This course considers the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Junior
ACCT B340 Accounting Analytics
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes the problems of integrating automatic data processing and accounting information systems. Problems inherent in the development of systems and modeling are also covered.

Sophomore
ECON B340 History of Economic Thought
3.00 crs.

This course discusses the origins and evolution of the history of economic ideas and theories. Topics may include ancient and medieval thought, Roman and early Christian thought, the mercantilists, the physiocrats, Adam Smith and the Classical economists, Karl Marx, the marginal revolution, the Keynesian revolution, and contemporary economics.

Junior
ECON B340 History of Economic Thought
3.00 crs.

This course discusses the origins and evolution of the history of economic ideas and theories. Topics may include ancient and medieval thought, Roman and early Christian thought, the mercantilists, the physiocrats, Adam Smith and the Classical economists, Karl Marx, the marginal revolution, the Keynesian revolution, and contemporary economics.

Junior
MKT B340 Integrated MKT Communications
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes development of integrated promotional programs. Advertising, public relations, personal selling, promotional packaging, along with many other sales stimulating methods and techniques are covered.

Junior
ECON B345 Labor Economics
3.00 crs.

This course is an overview of diverse topics in economics which deal specifically with labor market issues. Topics include the supply and demand of labor; human capital theory; migration and mobility; the job search process; employment and unemployment; unions; compensation issues; discrimination; and earnings and income distribution.

Junior
ECON B345 Labor Economics
3.00 crs.

This course is an overview of diverse topics in economics which deal specifically with labor market issues. Topics include the supply and demand of labor; human capital theory; migration and mobility; the job search process; employment and unemployment; unions; compensation issues; discrimination; and earnings and income distribution.

Junior
ECON B350 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
3.00 crs.

This class investigates the nature of firms and industries: Why firms exist and why firms have diverse organizational structures; why industry structures differ; competition and monopoly; firm behavior; transaction cost theory; and the effects of antitrust policy.

Junior
ECON B350 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
3.00 crs.

This class investigates the nature of firms and industries: Why firms exist and why firms have diverse organizational structures; why industry structures differ; competition and monopoly; firm behavior; transaction cost theory; and the effects of antitrust policy.

Junior
BUAN B360 Econometrics I - Linear Models
3.00 crs.

This is an intermediate level statistics course. After a brief overview of statistics, the course covers least squares estimation, statistical inference, diagnostic methods, selection and evaluation of functional form, and simultaneous equations estimation. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. Students are actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. Students will complete a comprehensive statistical research project.

Junior
BUAN B360 Econometrics I - Linear Models
3.00 crs.

This is an intermediate level statistics course. After a brief overview of statistics, the course covers least squares estimation, statistical inference, diagnostic methods, selection and evaluation of functional form, and simultaneous equations estimation. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. Students are actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. Students will complete a comprehensive statistical research project.

Junior
ECON B360 Econometrics I - Linear Models
3.00 crs.

This is an intermediate level statistics course. After a brief overview of statistics, the course covers least squares estimation, statistical inference, diagnostic methods, selection and evaluation of functional form, and simultaneous equations estimation. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. Students are actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. Students will complete a comprehensive statistical research project.

Junior
ECON B360 Econometrics I - Linear Models
3.00 crs.

This is an intermediate level statistics course. After a brief overview of statistics, the course covers least squares estimation, statistical inference, diagnostic methods, selection and evaluation of functional form, and simultaneous equations estimation. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. Students are actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. Students will complete a comprehensive statistical research project.

Junior
BUAN B365 Econometrics II - Time Series
3.00 crs.

This course is an advanced level statistics course focusing on time-series models. The course covers how to detect, estimate, and make valid inferences from univariate, multivariate and potentially panel data. Classic univariate models may include autoregressive, moving average, integrated, and distributed lag models; multivariate models may include vector autoregressions and cointegrated models; and panel-data models include panel-VARs. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. Students are actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. Students will complete a comprehensive statistical research project.

Junior
ECON B365 Econometrics II - Time Series
3.00 crs.

This course is an advanced level statistics course focusing on time-series models. The course covers how to detect, estimate, and make valid inferences from univariate, multivariate, and potentially panel data. Classic univariate models may include autoregressive, moving average, integrated, and distributed lag models; multivariate models may include vector autoregressions and cointegrated models; panel-data models include panel-VARs. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. Students are actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. Students will complete a comprehensive statistical research project.

Junior
MGT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MGT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MGT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MGT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MKT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MKT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MKT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MKT B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
INTB B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
INTB B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
INTB B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
INTB B370 Import / Export Operations
3.00 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Junior, Either LGST B205 or LGST B300 is acceptable
MGT B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision Making
3.00 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision-makers by providing diagnostic and analytical tools / skills for informing effective decisions. A course project requires students to use (1) diagnostic skills to formulate problems, (2) decision-modeling skills to frame and manage results and risk, (3) data collection skills to obtain appropriate information, (4) data analysis skills to draw conclusions, (5) oral and written communication skills to explain why/how the problem can be solved, and (6) managerial skills such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to show how the solution can be deployed.

Junior
MGT B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision Making
3.00 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision-makers by providing diagnostic and analytical tools / skills for informing effective decisions. A course project requires students to use (1) diagnostic skills to formulate problems, (2) decision-modeling skills to frame and manage results and risk, (3) data collection skills to obtain appropriate information, (4) data analysis skills to draw conclusions, (5) oral and written communication skills to explain why/how the problem can be solved, and (6) managerial skills such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to show how the solution can be deployed.

Junior
BUAN B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision Making
3.00 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision-makers by providing diagnostic and analytical tools / skills for informing effective decisions. A course project requires students to use (1) diagnostic skills to formulate problems, (2) decision-modeling skills to frame and manage results and risk, (3) data collection skills to obtain appropriate information, (4) data analysis skills to draw conclusions, (5) oral and written communication skills to explain why/how the problem can be solved, and (6) managerial skills such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to show how the solution can be deployed.

Junior
MKT B390 Consumer Analysis + Research
3.00 crs.

This course teaches the student how to measure and analyze consumer attitudes and behavior. Measurement techniques covered include observation, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Analysis tools used include descriptive statistics, chi square, and spreadsheet analysis for value determination.

Junior
MKT B390 Consumer Analysis + Research
3.00 crs.

This course teaches the student how to measure and analyze consumer attitudes and behavior. Measurement techniques covered include observation, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Analysis tools used include descriptive statistics, chi square, and spreadsheet analysis for value determination.

Junior
BUAN B390 Consumer Analysis + Research
3.00 crs.

This course teaches the student how to measure and analyze consumer attitudes and behavior. Measurement techniques covered include observation, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Analysis tools used include descriptive statistics, chi square, and spreadsheet analysis for value determination.

Junior
BUAN B390 Consumer Analysis + Research
3.00 crs.

This course teaches the student how to measure and analyze consumer attitudes and behavior. Measurement techniques covered include observation, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Analysis tools used include descriptive statistics, chi square, and spreadsheet analysis for value determination.

Junior
ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course is designed for students to study the accounting reporting principles and procedures used in a variety of multi-corporate entity activities including mergers, acquisitions, and complex business transactions including consolidations.  Partnership formation, operation and changes in membership as well as partnership liquidations are also covered.

Junior
FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course examines the theory and practice of financial management through case analysis and readings. Topics considered include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial structure, and dividend policy.

Junior
ACCT B401 Tax Accounting II (Corporate)
3.00 crs.

This course covers concepts and methods of determining federal income tax liability for corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.

Junior
ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to auditing and assurance services in the public accounting profession. The course covers the auditing environment, the auditing process, and the application of auditing concepts to various types of audits, including financial, operational, and compliance.

Senior
BA B415 Business Ethics
3.00 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Senior
BA B415 Business Ethics
3.00 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Senior
BA B415 Business Ethics
3.00 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Senior
MGT B415 Global Supply Chain Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the strategic importance of good supply chain management practices. Students will be taught to understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. Within the strategic framework, students will be taught to identify facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. This course also aims to show students how these drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operation to improve organizational performance.

Junior
MGT B415 Global Supply Chain Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the strategic importance of good supply chain management practices. Students will be taught to understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. Within the strategic framework, students will be taught to identify facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. This course also aims to show students how these drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operation to improve organizational performance.

Junior
INTB B415 Global Supply Chain Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the strategic importance of good supply chain management practices. Students will be taught to understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. Within the strategic framework, students will be taught to identify facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. This course also aims to show students how these drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operation to improve organizational performance.

Junior
INTB B415 Global Supply Chain Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the strategic importance of good supply chain management practices. Students will be taught to understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. Within the strategic framework, students will be taught to identify facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. This course also aims to show students how these drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operation to improve organizational performance.

Junior
FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

MGT B420 Your Leadership Journey
3.00 crs.

This course examines leadership as a process of influencing others toward the achievement of goals. The process functions through complex interactions among the leader, relevant followers, and shared situations. This course introduces students to current research and methodology relating to each of the three components of leadership, in the role of developing effective teamwork.

Junior
ENTR B430 Entrepreneurial Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course provides an in-depth look at the process of building a repeatable and scalable business venture from ideation through achievement of meaningful scale and eventual venture exit. The course focuses on the unique challenges of managing a rapidly growing business. The course is taught as a series of advanced case discussions supplemented with practitioner lectures studying the strategic decisions and day-to-day operational challenges of real start-up companies.

Junior
MGT B430 Entrepreneurial Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course provides an in-depth look at the process of building a repeatable and scalable business venture from ideation through achievement of meaningful scale and eventual venture exit. The course focuses on the unique challenges of managing a rapidly growing business. The course is taught as a series of advanced case discussions supplemented with practitioner lectures studying the strategic decisions and day-to-day operational challenges of real start-up companies.

Junior
INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Junior
INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Junior
INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Junior
ENTR B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
ENTR B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
FIN B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
FIN B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
BA B445 Strategic Management
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

 

Course formerly listed as BA B445 Business Policy

Senior
BA B445 Strategic Management
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

 

Course formerly listed as BA B445 Business Policy

Senior
BA B445 Strategic Management
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

 

Course formerly listed as BA B445 Business Policy

Senior
BA B445 Strategic Management
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

 

Course formerly listed as BA B445 Business Policy

Senior
MKT B450 Advanced Marketing Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course is an analysis of a wide variety of marketing problems. The case-situation method is employed, with emphasis on managerial problem solving amid real world constraints; and the use of behavioral and quantitative techniques.

Senior
MKT B450 Advanced Marketing Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course is an analysis of a wide variety of marketing problems. The case-situation method is employed, with emphasis on managerial problem solving amid real world constraints; and the use of behavioral and quantitative techniques.

Senior
MGT B450 Process & Project Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces fundamental approaches for managing business operations in the fields of process and project management. Students will develop skills which will enable them to define, scope, schedule, and manage projects and associated tasks; to analyze processes to ensure quality and create value; and to manage the flow of information, products, and/or services across a network of customers, employees, and stakeholders. This course focuses on practical application through hands-on project leadership and case studies which will support students’ ability to analyze real world problems, identify possible solutions, and manage the appropriate changes to achieve organizational performance goals.

Senior
MGT B450 Process & Project Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces fundamental approaches for managing business operations in the fields of process and project management. Students will develop skills which will enable them to define, scope, schedule, and manage projects and associated tasks; to analyze processes to ensure quality and create value; and to manage the flow of information, products, and/or services across a network of customers, employees, and stakeholders. This course focuses on practical application through hands-on project leadership and case studies which will support students’ ability to analyze real world problems, identify possible solutions, and manage the appropriate changes to achieve organizational performance goals.

Senior
FIN B450 Real Estate Investments + Finance
3.00 crs.

This course analyzes real estate financing and investment, vis-a-vis other investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Primary focus is on evaluating the risk-return potential of income producing real property.

Junior
MGT B455 Strategic Brand Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the importance of brands and the process of branding as a vital element of the success of businesses and other organizations. This course is designed to develop student’s ability to build, measure, and manage brand equity through effective and strategic brand promotion. Projects include an audit of a real company’s branding strategy and brand promotion campaigns.

Junior
MGT B455 Strategic Brand Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the importance of brands and the process of branding as a vital element of the success of businesses and other organizations. This course is designed to develop student’s ability to build, measure, and manage brand equity through effective and strategic brand promotion. Projects include an audit of a real company’s branding strategy and brand promotion campaigns.

Junior
MKT B455 Strategic Brand Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the importance of brands and the process of branding as a vital element of the success of businesses and other organizations. This course is designed to develop student’s ability to build, measure, and manage brand equity through effective and strategic brand promotion. Projects include an audit of a real company’s branding strategy and brand promotion campaigns.

Junior
MKT B455 Strategic Brand Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the importance of brands and the process of branding as a vital element of the success of businesses and other organizations. This course is designed to develop student’s ability to build, measure, and manage brand equity through effective and strategic brand promotion. Projects include an audit of a real company’s branding strategy and brand promotion campaigns.

Junior
MKT B460 Electronic Marketing
3.00 crs.

The course is designed to enable students to understand and gain experience using the Google Analytics platform. Google Analytics is a widely used web analytics software program. The course is designed to prepare students to pass the certification exam offered by Google. At the end of this course, top performing students will earn an individual certification from Google, which will make any student a highly desirable job candidate (i.e., a Google certified professional may have more job offers at a higher dollar amount compared to fellow students who have a four-year degree without this professional certification). To a lesser extent, the course may also discuss search engine marketing, paid search advertising, search engine optimization, online retailing, and social media marketing topics.

Junior
FIN B460 Financial Derivatives
3.00 crs.

This course provides undergraduate students with the knowledge and comprehension of financial derivative instruments by providing theory and practice. Future, forward, option and swap contracts are discussed in detail as they apply to stocks, interest rates, foreign exchange and commodities. For each type of derivative instrument, underlying risk exposure, pricing and trading are discussed. Different trading strategies using options are provided with actual market information. Special emphasis is on the actual usage of derivatives within real markets for hedging and speculating purposes.

Junior
INTB B460 International Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course covers topics including comparison of accounting between US GAAP and IFRS; examination of common financial, managerial, and tax accounting issues faced by U.S. multinational firms, including the impact of transactions conducted in foreign currencies; defenses against currency rate changes such as forward exchange forward contracts; and the restatement of foreign currency financial statements for overseas subsidiaries. 

Senior
ACCT B460 International Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course covers topics including comparison of accounting between US GAAP and IFRS; examination of common financial, managerial, and tax accounting issues faced by U.S. multinational firms, including the impact of transactions conducted in foreign currencies; defenses against currency rate changes such as forward exchange forward contracts; and the restatement of foreign currency financial statements for overseas subsidiaries.

Senior
ACCT B493 Special Topics in Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Accounting offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
BUAN B493 Special Topics in Business Analytics
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Decision Science offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
ECON B493 Special Topics in Economics
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Economics offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
ECON B493 Special Topics in Economics
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Economics offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
ENTR B493 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Entrepreneurship offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
FIN B493 Special Topics in Finance
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Finance offered on an irregular basis. Previous topics include speculative markets (derivatives); real estate appraisal; portfolio analysis; global financial markets; entrepreneurship, expectations, and equilibrium; and investment banking.

Junior
MGT B493 Special Topics in Management
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Management offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
MKT B493 Special Topics in Marketing
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Marketing offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
BA B497 Business Internship
3.00 crs.

Internships give you the chance to explore your chosen field, as well as, allow you to pursue specialized business topics in a professional setting. One internship is required for graduation. See description in College of Business Overview for a complete listing of requirements and approval process.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
BA B499 Independent Study
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
ACCT B499 Independent Study in Accounting
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
BUAN B499 Independent Study in Business Analytics
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
ENTR B499 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
FIN B499 Independent Study in Finance
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
INTB B499 Independent Study in International Business
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
MGT B499 Independent Study in Management
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
MKT B499 Independent Study in Marketing
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
FIN B700 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This MBA core course emphasizes the application of financial theory by giving the student a framework for analyzing and recommending alternative solutions to business financial problems. Special emphasis will be on financial decision-making that requires integrating the core finance areas of corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, and multinational finance. The course combines application to real life cases with theoretical concepts. The course provides the tools needed for fundamental as well as technical analysis of selected publicly traded companies.

MKT B700 Marketing Strategy
3.00 crs.

As a core course in both the MBA and MS in Marketing & Communication programs, this course enables students to develop the skills necessary to make intelligent strategic marketing decisions for an organization. The course addresses how marketing activities and customer orientations impact all aspects of an organization's strategy, especially: (1) identifying customer value; (2) prioritizing customer value segments; and (3) aligning organizational processes in order to maximize customer value as a means of achieving excellence in firm performance. The purpose of this course is to prepare leaders who understand the need for a customer-centered organization and use marketing skills and expertise in creating overall performance excellence in an organization.

MGT B700 Organizational Leadership
3.00 crs.

This MBA core course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the basic functional areas of management, organizational behavior, and strategic decision making from a manager’s point-of-view. The course helps students develop the skills to analyze and address management / leadership challenges and opportunities, and the knowledge to create a sustainable organization with world-class performance.

Note: This course satisfies the MGT B760 Strategic Leadership requirement for students entering the MBA Program prior to AY 2016-17

BA B701 MBA Experience Week
1.00 crs.

This MBA Core course serves a workshop to introduce students to graduate level study in business and is the formal academic orientation to the MBA program. Students meet and interact with College of Business MBA faculty, staff, and MBA students. Students will also be introduced to strategies for successful team work, case analysis, and financial statement analysis in order to be prepared for success in the MBA program.

BA B702 Venture + Ideation Week
1.00 crs.

In this MBA Core course, students will be engaged with the New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem and will experience entrepreneurial processes by formulating an idea, a business model and a pitch presentation. Students learn techniques for effective, iterative development of entrepreneurial ideas into marketable and scalable business concepts. By engaging with local entrepreneurs, faculty and each other, students also build teamwork skills relevant to fast-paced, project based work environments.

BA B703 Career Management Week
1.00 crs.

This MBA Core course will help students formulate career goals and development paths and analyze possible careers in different industries and organizations. Students participate in career workshops that help them develop a better understanding of the job market, attend coaching sessions to develop professional plans after their MBA, develop skills in business professionalism, and interact with alumni, entrepreneurs, and executives.

BA B704 Ethics + Social Justice Week
1.00 crs.

Ethics + Social Justice Week is an MBA Core course introducing students to issues related to ethical behavior and social justice and applies them to real business cases and dilemmas.  In addition, it introduces students to the Jesuit value system and how Jesuit values apply to ethical issues in business.  Students will become more self-conscious and constructively self-critical of their ethical preconceptions. Students will be better able to identify ethical challenges and be aware of the strategies of resources available to deal with them effectively.

MGT B705 Strategic Communications
3.00 crs.

This MBA core course introduces students to professional business communication style, as well as professional dress and conduct. The course also focuses on the strategic aspects of communication and concludes with a communication strategy audit of a real-world firm with the goal of improving team, listening, or communication environments.

MGT B710 Operations + Process Management
3.00 crs.

This MBA core course introduces fundamental quantitative approaches for decision making in the field of operations and process management. Students will develop skills in analyzing how logistical and operations decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. In the latter half of class, students will develop skills which will enable them to analyze processes, ensure quality, create value and manage flow of information, products and services across a network of customers, enterprises and supply chain partner.

Note: This course satisfies the MGT B711 Operations + Supply Chain Mgmt. requirement for students entering the MBA Program prior to AY 2016-17

ACCT B715 Financial + Managerial Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course provides an overview of how financial data can be used by managers, entrepreneurs, and executives to improve the decision-making process and improve organizational productivity and performance. The financial accounting portion of the course develops student skills in reading and understanding financial statements, analyzing investments, and measuring and assessing financial performance. The managerial accounting portion of the course develops student skills in budgeting, cost accounting, cash flow analysis, and the analysis and interpretation of internal financial reports.

This is an MBA Core course. 

BUAN B725 Managerial Economics + Statistics
3.00 crs.

This MBA Core course develops qualitative and quantitative approaches for problem-solving and decision-making in the field of management. Students will learn how to use theoretical and analytical tools from the fields of economics and statistics to enhance their ability to understand real world problems, identify possible solutions, and make the right managerial decisions to achieve organizational performance excellence.

MGT B725 Quality + Performance Excellence
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course is designed to introduce the student to the knowledge and skills necessary to create high performing, sustainable, resilient, and responsible organizations. The course focuses on organizational design and diagnosis using the Baldrige Quality Award Criteria for Performance Excellence. The course also covers essential leadership / managerial skills from the field of quality management and leadership theory to empower students to influence an organization to move ahead through continuous improvement.

BA B750 Competitive Strategy (Capstone)
3.00 crs.

This MBA Core course focuses on the roles and activities of general managers, executives, leaders, entrepreneurs, and other executives who run businesses. Students develop skills in competitive analysis and the analysis of industry structure, as well as in formulating or executing strategy in small, diverse, or multinational firms. The course focuses on case analysis to analyze ambiguous problems, develop strategic-thinking skills, and apply analytical models to solve complex problems. As the capstone course, it integrates all the knowledge gleaned from MBA coursework and applies that knowledge through the creation of a comprehensive business plan. This business plan will demonstrate mastery of business philosophy, theory, application, and practice through the design and integration of strategies and plans needed to meet the overall aim of the organization. Successful completion of the business plan will demonstrate the mastery sufficient for advancement into a professional career.

BA B750 must be taken in last semester of residence. 
 

MGT B800 Management Consulting + Research
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course is designed to challenge students to analyze organizational data from operations and report it in such a way that provides usable, feasible, and important advice to managerial decision-makers. Students will be organized into consulting teams, and will work with real and simulated data to understand how to develop appropriate analytical questions, design empirical investigations for analysis, interpret the results, and advance suggestions based on the ways in which the results may be construed within the boundaries of internal and external organizational constraints.

FIN B805 Investment Management
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course advances the graduate student’s knowledge and comprehension of financial markets and securities by providing a deeper understanding of the theory, practice and application of the principles of investments. The course emphasizes the application of financial theory by giving the student a framework for analyzing a variety of markets and investments including stocks, bonds and options. Topics such as time value of money, risk and return, portfolio management, and securities valuation will be discussed.

MKT B810 Retail + Sales Management
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course explores the domain of retailing and sales, tools for marketing to the final consumer. Emphasis is placed on aspects of sales & retailing not covered in other courses. Students examine trends in retailing, covering historical perspective, retailing structure and institutions, consumer behavior in the retail sector, franchising, retail pricing, location strategy, and retailing productivity. The course also provides the conceptual basis for addressing strategic and tactical problems of sales management, and develops the ability to apply these concepts to actual situations.

MKT B815 Integrated Brand Promotion
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course investigates the value and use of traditional and innovative communication technologies as applied to promotional problems and opportunities at the brand level. Projects include secondary research of the field of brand promotion and the production of a real brand’s promotional campaign. The course's objective is to introduce students to the concepts and vocabulary of advertising and promotion from a brand perspective, and to provide experience in developing a brand promotion plan.

FIN B815 Venture Capital Investment
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course provides students with insight into the benefits of a career in venture capital, and equips them with many of the tools and practices needed to pursue opportunities in this field. The most important topics covered in the course are: 1. How to evaluate business models from the perspective of a variety of key stakeholders; 2. How to best approach valuation and conducting due diligence on new ventures, based on the latest guidance from leading venture capital funds; and 3. How to seek equity funding and the mechanics of new venture equity funding.

ENTR B815 Venture Capital Investment
3.00 crs.

This MBA Elective course exposes students to the world of venture capital and personal angel investment, equipping them to evaluate business opportunities from the investor’s perspective. Taught by practicing professionals, this class put students side-by-side with active local investors and teaches them to evaluate business models, understand term sheets, investment mechanics and valuation, as well as how to identify opportunities and perform due diligence on early-stage, high-growth start-up ventures.

MKT B820 Digital Marketing + Analytics
3.00 crs.

This course serves as a core course for the MS in Marketing and Communications and an MBA elective. MKT B820 is an integration of electronic and technological topics that are popular with today’s connected consumer. In particular, the course examines unpaid search engine marketing, paid search engine marketing, and social media marketing topics. The course has a strategic flavor to it, with implications and relevance to marketing. Students will gain a clear understanding of how today’s businesses can use Google and social media to achieve positive results. Furthermore, the course is designed for students to earn a professional certification from Google, which will make any student a more desirable job candidate

Note: Loyola does not offer Google certification; the student must pursue certification independently

FIN B820 Financial Statement Analysis
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course examines techniques for the analysis of financial statements, explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements, analyzes the profitability and riskiness of the firm through the entrepreneurial alertness of management, forecasts future pro-forma financial statements, and values the firm through discounted future cash flows.

ENTR B820 Innovation + Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course exposes students to the new venture development process using methods used in the world’s top start-up incubator programs. Students will receive expert coaching as they generate a novel business model, validate that model in their target market through real customer contact, and create a go-to-market plan and fundraising strategy that makes their business a reality. In doing so, students will learn skills that will serve them when they launch their own startup or drive corporate innovation initiatives.

MKT B825 Consumer Analysis + Research
3.00 crs.

This MBA and MS in Marketing & Communications elective course explores how marketing managers can measure, analyze and understand consumer attitudes and behavior. This course focuses on the role of marketing at the intersection of applied social psychology (examining internal and external influences on how consumers think, act, feel and make decisions) and applied research methods (the collection, measurement and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data).

MKT B825 Consumer Analysis + Research
3.00 crs.

This MBA and MS in Marketing & Communications elective course explores how marketing managers can measure, analyze and understand consumer attitudes and behavior. This course focuses on the role of marketing at the intersection of applied social psychology (examining internal and external influences on how consumers think, act, feel and make decisions) and applied research methods (the collection, measurement and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data).

ENTR B825 Entrepreneurial Strategy
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective class uses the both traditional and “live” case method to explore various topics related to starting, growing, and “exiting” scalable, high growth, businesses. It immerses students into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, exposing them to the everyday challenges and strategic decisions that must be made by the entrepreneur. The class also helps students understand the transition from a “start-up,” an entity searching for a business model, to a scalable growth-oriented business.

ENTR B830 New Venture Consulting
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course teaches students how to help advance startups through various stages of development, allowing them to experience what it is like to both be an integral part of a founding team and guide founder decision making in an early-stage company. Students will be part of teams during two consulting engagements: one as the Loyola IDEAcorps team “moving the needle” for a local entrepreneur in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and another as an autonomous consulting team working hand-in-hand with a growing start-up.

MGT B830 Project Management
3.00 crs.

In this MBA elective course, the student will learn the fundamentals of project management through a structured approach based on a life-cycle methodology that follows a project from concept to closure including the realization of expected value and delivery of successful business outcomes.  The course will present the industry-proven technical and behavioral best practices that contribute to the delivery of successful projects. The course covers the majority of the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge a student should be familiar with in order to successfully become certified as a Project Management Professional [PMP] or Certified Associate in Project Management [CAPM].

Note: Loyola does not offer these certifications; the student must pursue certification independently

FIN B830 Real Estate Investment
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course examines the analysis and risk-return characteristics of various types of real estate with the emphasis on residential income properties. The focus of the course is on evaluating cash flow, tax shelter and appreciation benefits of real estate investments. A paper applying real estate investment analysis and techniques serves as the term project.

ENTR B831 Lean Startup Launchpad
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course provides real world, hands-on learning on what it’s like to commercialize a new technology. Students will take a novel technology sourced from partner institutions, such as Stennis Space Center, and work to translate the core technology into a viable business through an in-depth customer discovery process. In this “flipped classroom”, students will work closely with inventors, engineers and an extensive network of coaches and mentors to understand a specific technology in the context of a market, and understand what it takes to connect entrepreneurship, engineering, and innovative science.

BUAN B835 Business Decision Modeling
3.00 crs.

This MBA Elective course covers the development and interpretation of statistical, financial, and mathematical models for business decision making. Modeling techniques discussed may include applied probability distributions, time series analysis / forecasting, classification and/or clustering models, scenario / what-if analysis, linear optimization and sensitivity analysis, simulation models, decision trees / decision analysis, and expected value / utility analysis. Students gain expertise in the application of rigorous quantitative analysis to complex business decisions in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, and operations research.

FIN B835 Business Decision Modeling
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course covers the development and interpretation of statistical, financial, and mathematical models for business decision making. Modeling techniques discussed may include applied probability distributions, time series analysis / forecasting, classification and/or clustering models, scenario / what-if analysis, linear optimization and sensitivity analysis, simulation models, decision trees / decision analysis, and expected value / utility analysis. Students gain expertise in the application of rigorous quantitative analysis to complex business decisions in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, and operations research.

MGT B835 Lean Six Sigma
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective class is designed to help students prepare for the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt exam by covering the specific body of knowledge that is tested on the ASQ exam. The course will cover material specified in the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge. Students will learn lean principles and the systematic D-M-A-I-C approach to process management. This class will also give students an opportunity to apply course concepts via the execution of a practical Six Sigma project with the assistance of the instructor.

Note: Loyola does not offer the Six Sigma exam; the student must pursue certification independently

MKT B840 Services Marketing
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course concentrates on service industries and on addressing the distinct needs and challenges of managing services and delivering quality service to customers. The primary theme of the course is that service organizations (e.g., banks, transportation companies, hotels, hospitals, educational institutions, professional services) require a distinctive approach to marketing strategy – both in its development and execution.  The course will build on ideas from other marketing courses and then extend these ideas to make them specifically applicable to service industry settings. 

ACCT B893 Special Topics in Accounting
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Accounting offered on an irregular basis.

BA B893 Special Topics in Business
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Business offered on an irregular basis.

BUAN B893 Special Topics in Business Analytics
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Decision Science offered on an irregular basis.

FIN B893 Special Topics in Finance
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Finance offered on an irregular basis.

MGT B893 Special Topics in Management
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Management offered on an irregular basis.

MKT B893 Special Topics in Marketing
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Marketing offered on an irregular basis.

ACCT B899 Independent Study in Accounting
3.00 crs.

See description of Independent Study course guidelines in MBA Program Overview

BA B899 Independent Study in Business
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.

BUAN B899 Independent Study in Business Analytics
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.

FIN B899 Independent Study in Finance
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.

MGT B899 Independent Study in Management
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.

MKT B899 Independent Study in Marketing
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.

ECON H295 Honors Topics in Economics
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Economics offered for the University Honors Program.

BA T121 First-Year Seminar
3.00 crs.

All first-year students take a 3-credit First-Year Seminar (FYS) during their first semester as part of the Loyola Core. First-Year Seminars at Loyola are small, discussion-based seminars that introduce new college students to academic inquiry at the university level by investigating a relevant topic. Specially-trained faculty lead these seminars in a way that instills in students the academic skills necessary to become successful Loyola students. Course titles may differ from section to section based on the instructor's focus for the course.

MGT T121 First-Year Seminar
3.00 crs.

All first-year students take a 3-credit First-Year Seminar (FYS) during their first semester as part of the Loyola Core. First-Year Seminars at Loyola are small, discussion-based seminars that introduce new college students to academic inquiry at the university level by investigating a relevant topic. Specially-trained faculty lead these seminars in a way that instills in students the academic skills necessary to become successful Loyola students. Course titles may differ from section to section based on the instructor's focus for the course.