Business Administration Courses (B A)
The following courses, numbered 7000-9999, are offered for graduate credit. Courses numbered 0900-6999, which are offered for undergraduate credit only, may be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin. For interpretation of numbering system, signs and abbreviations, see Signs and Abbreviations.
 
6000 Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting. Cr. 2
Prereq: admission to a graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Introduction to accounting principles and the understanding and analysis of financial statements. (T)
6005 Basics of Financial Management. Cr. 2
Prereq: B A 6000 or equiv. and admission to graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Basic aspects of finance: time value of money, financial markets, risk and return, valuation and basic capital budgeting. Required of all graduate students; may be waived only through waiver exam. (T)
6010 Basics of Business Economics. Cr. 2
Prereq: graduate standing. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Survey course; fundamental principles that guide decision making in market-based economic systems. (T)
6015 Marketing Foundations. Cr. 2
Prereq: admission to a graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Fundamental principles that guide decision making in market-based management systems. (T)
6020 Contemporary Principles of Management. Cr. 2
Prereq: admission to a graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Basic principles of organization theory and behavior in contemporary organizational settings. (T)
6025 Basics of Production/Operations Management. Cr. 2
Prereq: admission to graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Overview of operations management from a strategic perspective. Emphasis on problems and their solutions. (T)
6090 Quantitative Analysis: Theory and Application. Cr. 2
Prereq: one college course in finite math or higher; admission to a graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Statistics of association and statistical inference from samples. Correlation, analysis of variance, multivariate regression, non-parametric statistics. (T)
7000 Managerial Accounting. Cr. 3
Prereq: completion of all foundation requirements. No credit for undergraduate accounting majors. No credit after ACC 6020. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Fundamental principles; preparation and utilization of financial information for internal management purposes. (T)
7020 Corporate Financial Management. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 6005; completion of all foundation requirements; admission to a graduate program. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Development of tools to evaluate investment and financial decisions in modern global organizations. (T)
7040 Managing Organizational Behavior. Cr. 3
Prereq: completion of all foundation requirements. No credit for undergraduate management majors. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Contemporary issues in managing and leading people and organizations. Topics include: creativity, culture change, leadership, teamwork, cross-cultural factors, performance management, and organizational change. (T)
7050 Marketing Strategy. Cr. 3
Prereq: completion of all foundation requirements. No credit for undergraduate marketing majors. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Application of theory, concepts, and models to contemporary marketing issues and problems. Developing and evaluating successful marketing strategies through analysis of customers, competitors, the organization, and the external environment. (T)
7070 Social Perspectives on the Business Enterprise. Cr. 3
Prereq: completion of all foundation requirements. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Political, social, legal, ethical, regulatory, environmental, and global issues that interrelate with business decisions in the societal fabric. (T)
7080 Strategic Management. Cr. 3
Prereq: completion of all core courses; to be taken in final 12 credits of M.B.A. program; consent of advisor at 313-577-4511. A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students, see the Schedule of Classes for the section number. Application of theory and concepts regarding strategic formulation and implementation from the perspective of senior management, to integrate the functional areas and provide a unified direction for the firm when it is operating in complex local and/or global environments. (T)
7260 Theory of Constraints: Breakthrough Solutions. Cr. 3
Prereq: completion of foundation requirements or consent of instructor. Problem solving based on Theory of Constraints logic process. Use of cause-effect logic diagrams to identify root cause of problems, discover breakthrough solutions, specify expected results of these solutions (including negative side effects which can thus be avoided), overcome obstacles to implementation, and construct a detailed plan for implementation of solutions. Applications to management of business and other operations. (I)
7530 Societal and Ethical Issues in the Information Age. Cr. 3
No credit after ISM 7530. Prereq: completion of foundation requirements. Issues such as: computer crime, privacy, copyrighting of software; other ethical issues related to use of business systems and information systems. (Y)
7560 Global Perspectives in Management. Cr. 3-4
Open only to M.B.A. students; others by consent of instructor. Prereq: B A 7040. Open only to M.B.A. students; others by consent of instructor. Current thinking in international management theory and practice. Key topics include management of international corporations, international human resource management, and cross-cultural communication and negotiation. (Y)
7995 Directed Study. Cr. 1-3
Prereq: completion of core courses (except B A 7080) and written consent of graduate officer and department chair. Advanced independent readings and research under supervision of a graduate faculty member, in areas of special interest to student and faculty member. (T)
8050 Seminar in Marketing Theory. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 7050 or equiv. or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Reading seminar; approaches to marketing and consumer behavior theory from historical and philosophy of science perspectives. Contributions from disciplines such as international business, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, operations research, and psychometrics. Publishable paper expected of students. (B)
8052 Research in Marketing and Consumer Behavior. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8050 or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Reading seminar on issues in consumer behavior research. Consumer and organizational buying behavior, global marketing, market segmentation and analysis, product development and brand management, pricing, integrated marketing communications, supply-chain management. Publishable paper expected of students. (B)
8054 Seminar in Marketing Strategy. Cr. 3
Prereq: Consent of approved doctoral advisor. Strategic marketing issues, including marketing strategy theory; innovation theory; corporate, business, and marketing strategy; new product development strategy; industry structure, competition, and competitive advantage; market orientation; alliances and inter-organizational relationships; knowledge management and organizational learning; customer relationship management; and marketing organization. (Y)
8056 Special Topics Seminar in Marketing. Cr. 3
Prereq: Consent of approved doctoral advisor. Product/branding and the distribution/supply chain functions; public policy issues in marketing and international business theory and the theory of the multinational enterprise. Topical coverage predicated on area of faculty interest, department and School staffing needs, and dissertation topic interests of the doctoral students in the cohort. (B)
8058 Advanced Topics in Consumer Behavior. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8050 or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Role of consumer in global economy; integrated marketing issues (IMC), movement toward relationship marketing (RM) across the value added chain to the development of consumer analysis. Conditions, issues, and practices; dimensions of strategic advertising. (Y)
8120 Theory of Finance. Cr. 3
Prereq: FIN 7220 or equiv. or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Modern corporate finance theory for finance doctoral students. (Y)
8121 Seminar in Corporate Finance. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8120 or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Theoretical and empirical studies in corporate finance for finance doctoral students. (Y)
8122 Empirical Methods in Finance. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8120 or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Fundamental asset pricing theories and empirical methods used in modern financial economics for finance doctoral students. (Y)
8123 Seminar in Corporate Governance. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8120 or consent of approval doctoral adviser. Theories and empirical studies in corporate governance for finance doctoral students.
8124 Seminar in Asset Pricing: Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8120 and B A 8122 or consent of approved doctoral adviser. Empirical studies in asset pricing for finance doctoral students.
8220 Seminar in Organizational Behavior. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 7040 or equiv. or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Areas such as motivation, reward systems, leadership, organizational culture and performance, job design, groups and teams, and decision making. Concepts, theories and fundamentals of organizational behavior (OB); areas of current research, application in global business environment. (Y)
8221 Seminar in Strategic Management. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8220 or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Theories and concepts in the strategic management literature including contemporary concepts that apply to the international context. (Y)
8420 Seminar in Organizational Theory. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8220 or consent of approved doctoral advisor. Theories of organization for doctoral students. (Y)
8777 Professional Development Seminar for Business Doctoral Students. Cr. 1-3 (Max. 3)
Prereq: admission to School of Business Administration doctoral program. Exposure to professional development areas in preparation for productive academic careers; teaching, research writing, and academic culture. (Y)
8900 Development of Effective Research Programs in Business. Cr. 3
Prereq: B A 8122, B A 8420, B A 8058, or consent of doctoral advisor. For doctoral students with a major cognate in finance, management, or marketing. Development, design and execution of effective research projects. (Y)
8995 Special Research Topics in Business. Cr. 1-3 (Max. 3)
Advanced research topics for business administration Ph.D. students. (T)
8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction. Cr. 1-9
Prereq: consent of advisor. (T
9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research. Cr. 1-8 (Max. 12)
Prereq: Consent of department and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only. Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation. (T)
9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5
Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only. (T)
9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5
Prereq: B A 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following B A 9991. Offered for S and U grades only. (T)
9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5
Prereq: B A 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following B A 9992. Offered for S and U grades only. (T)
9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5
Prereq: B A 9993 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following B A 9993. Offered for S and U grades only. (T)
9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 0
Prereq: Approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in B A 9991 - B A 9994. Offered for S and U grades only (T)