Business Administration

School of Management

204 Alfiero Center
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Phone: (716) 645-3206
Fax: (716) 645-2341
Web: mgt.buffalo.edu

John Thomas
Dean

Howard G. Foster
Associate Dean

Raymond Orrange
Chair, Undergraduate Program

About the Program

The undergraduate program in the School of Management is designed to prepare students for eventual managerial roles in the private and the nonprofit sectors. The curriculum emphasizes a broad exposure to mathematics and the social sciences and a general education in management studies. The program of study in management gives particular attention to understanding the role of the business firm in society; the management functions of planning and control; the behavior of organizations; the tools of modern management, including accounting, economics, and statistics; and the ways in which managers perform such functions as production, marketing, finance, and industrial relations.

The school�s program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). A registered accounting option is available during the day. There are also undergraduate concentrations in such areas as financial analysis, human resources management, internal auditing, international business, management information systems, and marketing.

The AACSB International standards mandate that an undergraduate curriculum should have a general education component that makes up at least 50 percent of the student�s four-year program. Up to 9 credit hours of economics and up to 6 credit hours of statistics may be counted toward AACSB's 50 percent rule.

Degree Options

Combined BA or BS/MBA Programs. Qualified students may apply for a five-year program leading to a combined BA or BS/MBA degree. The school has established combined degree programs under which students may obtain the combined degree following undergraduate study in business administration, computer science, economics, engineering, and geography.

Minors for Non-Business Majors. Each minor is designed to enhance particular majors and provide additional knowledge for students planning to pursue MBA degrees.

Prerequisite courses in the lower division must be completed or in progress when applying for a minor. To be eligible for admission to a minor, a student must have a minimum of three semesters and a summer remaining before graduation and after completion of prerequisites. The upper-division management courses are taken during the junior and senior years after completion of prerequisites and after acceptance to the minor.

Minor applications are reviewed by the School of Management Faculty Admissions Committee, and admission is based upon qualifications and space availability and qualifications. Students should apply to the minor in the second semester of the sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year. Applications are available in 204 Alfiero Center. Application deadlines for the minor are June 15 for fall admission, and December 15 for spring admission.

Accounting Minor. The accounting minor is designed to complement majors in other fields through the study of income measurement, financial statement analysis, and product costing. Students with majors in engineering, economics, and health-related professions are able to utilize the accounting discipline to create job and career advantages. Students from any major planning graduate studies or careers in business benefit from knowledge about the financial language of the business world.

Finance Minor. The finance minor helps students who wish to combine knowledge of finance with their major. Economics and engineering students should find this minor particularly attractive. This minor can also provide a foundation for students planning on graduate studies in management.

General Management Minor. The general management minor provides a broad foundation in the basic elements and principles of business. Students learn to �speak the language� of business while gaining an understanding of functional areas, such as accounting, human resources, information systems, marketing, and finance. A general management minor would benefit students in any major. Those students who are considering pursuing an MBA, at any time in their careers, are especially encouraged to complete this minor.

Human Resources Management/Organizational Behavior Minor. The human resources management/organizational behavior minor is designed to provide both a disciplinary and a functional overview of managing people in organizations. It is open to students with any major, but it may be especially attractive to students in the social sciences disciplines, such as communication, economics, psychology, and sociology.

This course of study can also provide an excellent foundation for students planning to pursue graduate study in business administration, industrial relations, or related fields. Although students in the minor become familiar with the central topics and issues involved in human resources management, the minor is not intended to be a substitute for more comprehensive training in the subject. Thus, students completing the minor who seek employment in the field have an advantage, but still require further education or in-service training to become truly proficient.

Management Science and Systems Minor. The management science and systems minor is designed to provide an overview of quantitative analysis and information systems for prospective managers. Rather than presenting great detail in specific areas, this minor is intended to provide a basic framework to aid in managerial decisions.

This minor field of study provides a strong supplement to majors in computer science, mathematics, and industrial engineering, offering new insights through the presentation of materials from a managerial perspective. In addition, students interested in pursuing the MBA degree find a background in the management science and systems areas valuable in their later studies, even if they do not choose an MBA concentration in this field.

Marketing Minor. The marketing minor provides a focused view of marketing for the student with little or no background in business. While the requirements and prerequisites make it a viable option for most students, it may be especially helpful for those seeking an understanding of the marketing function in businesses. Courses address such issues as identifying and selecting the right consumers, understanding the interaction between these consumers and businesses, and being able to translate consumer needs and wants into products and services. The marketing minor may be particularly attractive to students majoring in communication, engineering, and performing arts, as well as most liberal arts majors.

Acceptance Information

Freshmen who declare an interest in business administration will be admitted provisionally to the School of Management Business Administration Track. In the first two years, students will complete the university writing requirements (ENG 101 and ENG 201), general education courses, Introduction to Management for Majors I & II (MGG 101 & MGG 102), and the seven School of Management foundation courses.

All students go through an academic review at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. To remain in the School of Management and be permitted to take restricted upper-level (300/400-level) School of Management courses, the student must satisfy the requirements noted in the business administration B.S. chart.

Current UB day-division students who are intended School of Management majors and students wishing to change majors into the School of Management will also need to satisfy these requirements. Students may stop by 204 Alfiero Center to declare their interest in changing to the School of Management and to pick up appropriate application materials. For upper-division students, applications to the major should be made in the semester in which students satisfy the requirements previously stated. The application deadlines are March 15 and June 15 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.

Students admitted to the business administration track may apply to the accounting track in the second semester of the sophomore year or the semester in which all prerequisites will be completed. Admission to the Accounting Track requires completion of MGA 201 and MGA 202 with minimum grades of B. This is in addition to the minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites requirement. Option transfer applications to accounting are available in 204 Alfiero Center.

Students who do not meet these requirements must select another major.

Transfer Policy

Students may apply for transfer from two-year and four-year colleges and enter the School of Management business administration track as provisional majors; they are subject to the academic review and requirements previously stated. Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours and the seven management foundation courses (or approved equivalents) with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are admitted to the upper division of the School of Management.

The following courses are prerequisites to upper-level courses in the major and must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5: one semester each of psychology, computer science, and statistical science; and two semesters each of accounting, economics, and calculus (or one semester of an equivalent MTH 131 course). The normal requirements for a transfer student to petition for a course equivalency for MGA 201- MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting I-II is the successful completion of two semesters of accounting courses, including financial and managerial accounting. Upper-level management-related courses should be deferred until the junior or senior year at the university. Transfer students with 24 or more credit hours at the time of transfer to UB will be waived from MGG 101 and MGG 102.

All admissions decisions and other policies and regulations established by the School of Management are subject to review by the written petition procedures.

Business Administration - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Students may apply for admission to the School of Management when they enter the university as freshmen, transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in the School of Management and to be permitted to take restricted upper-level (300/400 level) School of Management courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Successful completion of MGG 101 & MGG 102 and successful completion of the seven management foundation courses* with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the seven courses. If a course is repeated, the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time, even if the grade is lower than the grade earned the first time.
2. Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2.0 to be considered in academic good standing with the university.
3. Junior standing.

Advising Notes

Students entering in the spring semester should be aware of possible course sequence problems that may necessitate registration in summer school or waiting additional semesters to take specific courses.

Free elective credit ranges from 5 to 13 hours in the junior and senior years depending upon the concentration selected.

Business Administration Track

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics*
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics*
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I*
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II*
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGE 302 Applied Economics**
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGG 101 Introduction to Management for Majors I
MGG 102 Introduction to Management for Majors II
MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning, and Management
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (formerly MGQ 302)
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (formerly MGS 403)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics*
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology*
Four management electives
Completion of the 50% AACSB rule

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 71-74

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall� MGG 101, ECO 181*, MTH 131*
Spring� MGG 102, ECO 182*, PSY 101*

SECOND YEAR
Fall�MGA 201*, MGQ 201*, AACSB elective (1 credit)
Spring�MGA 202*, MGM 301, AACSB electives (6 credits)

THIRD YEAR
Fall�MGQ 301
Spring�MGE 302**, MGO 302, AACSB electives (3 credits)
Fall or Spring� MGB 301, MGF 301, MGG 300, MGI 301, MGS 351

FOURTH YEAR
Fall�Two management electives
Spring�Two management electives
Fall or Spring� MGO 403, MGT 401

*One of the seven School of Management foundation courses
**MGE 302 may be taken junior or senior year.


Students need to pay special attention to the AACSB non-business requirement (See About the Program).

CONCENTRATIONS UNDER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TRACK

The 300/400-level courses are taken to fulfill management electives.

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS CONCENTRATION
MGA 305 Management Accounting
MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance
One of the following: MGF 401 Financial Institutions, MGF 402 Investment Management, MGF 403 International Financial Management, or MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
MGI 411 Advanced Human Resources Management
Two of the following: MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations, MGI 441 Collective Bargaining, MGI 448 Internship

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONCENTRATION
Three of the following: GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business, GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce, GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems, MGF 403 International Financial Management, MGM 483 International Marketing
Two semesters of a foreign language (may be waived under certain circumstances)

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION
CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I
CSE 114 Introduction to Computer Science II
MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology
MGS 404 Database Management Systems
MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design

MARKETING CONCENTRATION
MGM 403 Marketing Research
Two of the following: MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management, MGM 404 Consumer Behavior, MGM 405 Seminar in Marketing, MGM 406 Product and Brand Management, MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion

Accounting Track-Registered Accounting Concentration

Required Courses


ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics*
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics*
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I*
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II*
MGA 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I: Assets and Income Determination***
MGA 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II: Equities***
MGA 303 Communication for Accountants
MGA 311 Accounting Systems***
MGA 314 Cost Accounting
MGA 402 Auditing**
MGA 403 Federal and State Taxes**
MGA 404 Advanced Financial Accounting**
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGF 401 Financial Institutions or MGF 402 Investment Management or MGF 403 International Financial Management or MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance or MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets
MGG 101 Introduction to Management for Majors I
MGG 102 Introduction to Management for Majors II
MGG 300 Career Planning, Strategies, and Management
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (formerly MGQ 302)
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (formerly MGS 403)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics*
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 403 Business Law I
MGT 404 Business Law II
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology*
Completion of the 50% AACSB rule

*One of the seven School of Management foundation courses
***These courses must be completed with grades of C or better to continue in the accounting concentration.

Students need to pay special attention to the AACSB non-business requirement (See About the Program).


Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 90

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall� MGG 101, ECO 181*, MTH 131*
Spring� MGG 102, PSY 101*, ECO 182*

SECOND YEAR
Fall�MGA 201*, MGQ 201*, AACSB elective (1 credit)
Spring�MGA 202*, MGM 301, AACSB electives (6 credits)

THIRD YEAR
Fall�MGA 301, MGA 311, MGQ 301, MGF 301, MGS 351
Spring�MGA 302, MGA 314, MGE 302, MGO 302, MGB 301
Fall or Spring�MGA 303, MGG 300

FOURTH YEAR
Fall�MGT 403, MGI 301, MGA 402**, MGA 403**, AACSB elective (3 credits)
Spring�MGA 404**, MGT 404, MGO 403, and MGF 401 or MGF 402 or MGF 403 or MGF 405 or MGF 407

**MGA 402, MGA 403, and MGA 404 are offered both fall and spring, but no more than two accounting courses may be taken in the same semester.

Accounting Track�Internal Auditing Concentration

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics*
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics*
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I*
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II*
MGA 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I: Assets and Income Determination***
MGA 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II: Equities***
MGA 303 Communication for Accountants
MGA 311 Accounting Systems***
MGA 314 Cost Accounting
MGA 401 Internal Auditing
MGA 410 Information Systems Audit
MGA 415 Fraud Examination
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGG 101 Introduction to Management for Majors I
MGG 102 Introduction to Management for Majors II
MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning, and Management
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (formerly MGQ 302)
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (formerly MGS 403)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics*
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 403 Business Law I
MGT 404 Business Law II
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology*
AACSB electives

*One of the seven School of Management foundation courses
***These courses must be completed with grades of C or better to continue in the accounting concentration.


Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 87

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

(First two years, same as recommended sequence for registered accounting concentration.)

THIRD YEAR
Fall�MGA 301, MGA 311, MGF 301, MGQ 301, MGS 351
Spring�MGA 302, MGA 314, MGB 301, MGE 302, MGO 302
Fall or Spring�MGA 303, MGG 300

FOURTH YEAR
Fall�MGA 401, MGI 301, MGT 403
Spring�MGA 410, MGA 415, MGT 404, AACSB elective (3 credits)
Fall or Spring�MGO 403

Note: The accreditation standards of the AACSB International mandate that an undergraduate curriculum must have a general education component that makes up at least 50 percent of the student�s four-year program. Up to 9 credit hours of economics and up to 6 credit hours of statistics may be counted toward AACSB's 50 percent rule.

Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

About the Program

The BS/MBA program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a conventional four-year BS in business administration program and a two-year MBA program. Students accepted into this program must meet undergraduate requirements exactly as specified in the following course schedule for the first three years. Any deviation in the curriculum must be approved. After completion of the undergraduate portion of the degree, the student completes no less than 30 graduate hours (excluding waivers) for the MBA degree. The BS/MBA combined degree is conferred upon completion of the MBA courses at the end of the fifth year.

Advising Notes

Students apply in the second semester of the junior year for consideration for admission to the BS/MBA program.
BS/MBA students must complete a law course to satisfy the undergraduate curriculum. Students may choose to complete this requirement at the undergraduate level (MGT 401) or MBA level (take MGT 617 as elective).

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II
MGA 604 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGA 609 Management Accounting
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGB 601 Behavioral and Organizational Concepts for Management
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGE 601 Economics for Managers
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGF 631 Financial Management
MGG 101 Introduction to Management for Majors I
MGG 102 Introduction to Management for Majors II
MGG 300 Career Planning, Strategies, and Management
MGG 635 Business Communications
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGM 625 Marketing Management
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (formerly MGQ 302)
MGO 630 Operations and Service Management
MGO 641 Strategic Management
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGQ 606 Probability and Statistics for Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management
MGT 601 Ethics and Corporate Governance
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
Internship
Nine MBA electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the General Management BS/MBA: 150
Total required credit hours for the Accounting BS/MBA: 155

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

General Management B.S./M.B.A. Program

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall�MGG 101, MTH 131, ECO 181
Spring�MGG 102, PSY 101, ECO 182

SECOND YEAR
Fall�MGA 201, MGQ 201
Spring�MGA 202, MGM 301

THIRD YEAR
Fall�MGQ 301, MGF 301, MGB 301, MGS 351, MGG 300* (2 credits)
Spring�MGO 302, MGE 302, MGI 301, MGT 401

*MGG 300 may be taken in the fall or spring semester of the junior year.

Students must complete University general education requirements, complete 45 credits outside of business, economics, and statistics, and 90 undergraduate credit hours prior to starting the MBA courses in the fourth year.


FOURTH YEAR
Fall�MGA 604, MGB 601, MGF 631 (1.5), MGT 601 (1.5), MGQ 606, one elective or MGE 601
Spring�MGF 631 (1.5), MGG 635 (1.5), MGM 625, MGO 630, MGO 641 and one elective

FIFTH YEAR
Fall�Internship, four electives (or 3 + MGE 601)
Spring�five electives (or 4 + MGA 609)

Accounting B.S./M.B.A. Program

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS
Follow first two years of general management BS/MBA program

THIRD YEAR
Fall�MGQ 301, MGS 351, MGF 301, MGA 301, MGA 303, MGA 311
Spring�MGO 302, MGI 301, MGE 302, MGA 302, MGA 314, MGG 300 (2 credits)

FOURTH YEAR
Fall�MGA 604, MGB 601, MGF 631 (1.5), MGT 601 (1.5), MGQ 606, MGA 611*
Spring�MGF 631 (1.5), MGG 635 (1.5) MGM 625, MGO 630, MGO 641, MGA 607

Since MGI 601 is an elective course at the graduate level, MGI 301 is recommended at the undergraduate level. One of the two courses must be completed to fulfill undergraduate requirements.

FIFTH YEAR
Fall�MGA 613*; MGA 617* or MGA 618*, MGT 640 (4 cr)*, internship, MGE 601
Spring�MGA 609, MGA 612, MGA 614, finance elective*, elective

*Required electives in registered accounting program.

Management - Minors

About the Minors

Managers are needed in every organization, in every profession. Gaining an understanding of the basic functional areas of management (accounting, human resources, information systems, marketing, and finance) gives students a competitive advantage in the marketplace and throughout their careers. Students need to be aware that minor admission is based upon space availability in required courses as well as the quality of applicant.

Accounting�Minor

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall admission�June 15
Spring admission�December 15

PREREQUISITE COURSES
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics

REQUIRED COURSES
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGA 201-MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting I-II
MGA 305 Management Accounting
MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis

Total courses required......7

Finance�Minor

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall admission�June 15
Spring admission�December 15

PREREQUISITE COURSES
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
MGA 201-MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting I-II

REQUIRED COURSES
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGF 301 Corporation Finance (prerequisites: MTH 121, MGA 201-MGA 202, MGQ 301, or concurrent registration)
MGF 402 Investment Management

ELECTIVE
One of the following: MGF 401 Financial Institutions, MGF 403 International Financial Management, MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance, or MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets

Total courses required......10

Human Resources Management/Organizational Behavior--Minor

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall admission�June 15
Spring admission�December 15

PREREQUISITE COURSES
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics

REQUIRED COURSES
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGI 411 Advanced Human Resources Management

ELECTIVE
One of the following: MGI 441 Collective bargaining or MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations

Total courses required......8

Management Science and Systems--Minor

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall admission�June 15
Spring admission�December 15

PREREQUISITE COURSES
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
MGG 150 Business and Society
CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I

REQUIRED COURSES
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (formerly MGQ 302)
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGS 404 Database Management Systems

Total courses required......8

Marketing�Minor

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall admission�June 15
Spring admission�December 15

PREREQUISITE COURSES
One of the following: STA 111 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, STA 119 Statistical Methods, PSY 207 Psychological Statistics, EAS 305 Applied Probability, MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics

One of the following: MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I, MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management, MTH 141 College Calculus I, ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics, PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

REQUIRED COURSES
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGM 403 Marketing Research (Required for all management students entering UB as of Fall 2002.)

ELECTIVES
Two of the following: MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management, MGM 404 Consumer Behavior, MGM 405 Seminar in Marketing, MGM 406 Product and Brand Management, MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion

Total courses required......7

General Management�Minor

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall admission�June 15
Spring admission�December 15

PREREQUISITE COURSES
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

REQUIRED COURSES
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration

ELECTIVES
Three of the following:
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGF 301 Corporation Finance (prerequisites: MTH 121, MGA 201-MGA 202, MGQ 301, or concurrent registration)
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems

Total courses required......9

Course Descriptions

MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  sophomore standing; open to any student in the university
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Introduces in a two-course sequence financial and managerial accounting. Emphasizes the user, not the preparer of accounting information. Analysis of corporate financial statements by external parties motivates study of the concepts and standards that shape the form and content of corporate financial statements. Similarly, the uses of accounting information by managers lead to the study of cost behavior, product costing, budgeting profitability analysis, and performance evaluation. Briefly considers auditing, internal control systems, and federal income tax law.

MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 201, sophomore standing; open to any student in the university
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Introduces in a two-course sequence financial and managerial accounting. Emphasizes the user, not the preparer of accounting information. Analysis of corporate financial statements by external parties motivates study of the concepts and standards that shape the form and content of corporate financial statements. Similarly, the uses of accounting information by managers lead to the study of cost behavior, product costing, budgeting profitability analysis, and performance evaluation. Briefly considers auditing, internal control systems, and federal income tax.

MGA 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I: Assets and Income Determination

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  MGA 201-MGA 202 with minimum grades of B, completion of or concurrent registration in MGA 311, junior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the theory of business income determination, emphasizing the application of accounting theory to asset valuation and reporting in financial statements.

MGA 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II: Equities

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 301 and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C in each and junior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines further the theory of financial accounting, emphasizing the valuation and reporting of equities; also considers preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements.

MGA 303 Communication for Accountants

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Acceptance to accounting major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Focuses on developing the practical skills necessary to prepare and deliver effective oral and written communications. Improve writing and speaking in a business context. Emphasises expectations for speaking and writing within the accounting profession.

MGA 305 Management Accounting

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:   MGA 201 MGA 202, junior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Not open to students in the accounting program.

Involves management accounting for non-accounting majors that includes cost estimation, budgeting, performance evaluation, transfer pricing, product-cost systems, and analysis of investment decision making.

MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 201 MGA 202, junior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Not open to students in the accounting program.

Intermediate course in financial accounting for non-accounting majors that includes the format and content of financial statements, currently accepted accounting principles, problems in disclosure and income measurement, and analysis of financial statements.

MGA 311 Accounting Systems

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  MGA 201-MGA 202 with minimum grades of B, junior standing in accounting; completion of or concurrent registration in MGS 351 recommended
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the accounting systems�both manual and computer based�for service, merchandising, and manufacturing firms. Emphasizes source documents, internal control, flowcharting, and information provided to management.

MGA 314 Cost Accounting

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 301 or MGA 311, junior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the principles of management accounting used in reporting to management concerning cost measurement, behavior, and classifications; product and service costing systems; and budgeting and performance evaluation.

MGA 401 Internal Auditing

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  MGA 301 and MGA 302 and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C in each, MGA 314, and senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces students to the field of internal auditing. Provides students with basic knowledge of internal auditing principles and practices through classroom lectures, individual case exercises, group exercises simulating internal auditing situations, and interaction with internal auditing professionals.

MGA 402 Auditing

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 301 and MGA 302 with a minimum grade of C in each, MGE 302, MGF 301, senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Covers scope and limitation of audits, auditors' qualifications and responsibilities, methods of verification and analysis applied to asset and equity accounts, examination of operating data and systems, expressions of opinion related to financial statements, and auditors� legal liability.

MGA 403 Federal and State Taxes

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 301 and MGA 302 and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C in each, senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines federal and New York State income tax laws as they apply to individuals. Also, provides an overview of corporate tax provisions and income tax treatment of partners and partnerships.

MGA 404 Advanced Financial Accounting

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 301 and MGA 302 and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C in each, MGF 301, senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines accounting for mergers and acquisitions, consolidated financial statements, international transactions, bankruptcy and reorganization, governmental and nonprofit organizations, and other topics.

MGA 410 Information Systems Audit

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 311; MGA 401 or MGA 402; or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Presents information systems audit and control concepts, and management practices. As business continues towards a more substantial reliance upon the capabilities of information systems, it becomes increasingly important for auditors to understand information systems and how they relate to financial and general organizational controls. Upon completion of this course students will be able to conduct audits of information systems.

MGA 415 Fraud Examination

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  Any 300 level MGA course, and MGA 311 or MGS 351, and MGQ 301
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Fraud is an ever-present and growing concern for both the external auditor and the internal auditor. Both need to be aware of the various types of fraudulent schemes, techniques for preventing fraud from occurring, and the approaches to detecting fraud when it has occurred. This course is required for students completing the Internal Audit Concentration, and is a recommended elective for students completing the Registered Accounting Program.

MGA 449 Internal Audit Practicum

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their r�sum�s to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Accounting students work under the supervision of an accounting professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGA 496 Accounting Practicum

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Accouting students work under the supervision of an accounting professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGA 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor and department chair, senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  PSY 101, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Explores the systematic interrelation of economic, technological, psychological, and sociological variables useful in observing, predicting, and influencing organizational behavior. Students develop ways of thinking about organizational problems to increase their effectiveness as administrators.

MGB 421 Seminar in Organization and Administration

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  MGB 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Focus varies from comparison of different approaches to organizational analysis to in-depth studies of specialized topics of field studies of organizations. Involves systematic development of knowledge about organizational behavior and implications for management practice. Offered infrequently.

MGB 422 Seminar in Organization and Administration

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  MGB 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Focus varies from comparison of different approaches to organizational analysis to in-depth studies of specialized topics of field studies of organizations. Involves systematic development of knowledge about organizational behavior and implications for management practice. Offered infrequently.

MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGB 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the nature of power and influence, the acquisition of power, and its use in organizations, utilizing tools from organizational theory. Analyzes major frameworks from the social and behavioral sciences and delineates their utility for application. Discusses cases and other exercises for application in both the public and the private sectors. Students are encouraged to relate the material to their personal experiences and professional objectives.

MGB 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor and department chair, senior standing in acounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGE 302 Applied Economics

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ECO 181-ECO 182, MGQ 201, MGQ 301, mathematics requirement, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Considers the methods, concepts, and techniques employed in applying economic constructs and principles to managerial decision making in private and public enterprises. Topics include market demand analysis, firms� production decisions, and pricing practices.

MGF 301 Corporation Finance

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGA 201-MGA 202, MTH 131, completion of or concurrent registration in MGQ 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Introduces the scope and objectives of financial management, along with the concept of the risk-return trade-off. Also considers financial planning with special emphasis on evaluating capital projects and managing working capital. Discusses the methods employed to obtain funds, along with the costs associated with each alternative.

MGF 401 Financial Institutions

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGF 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Analyzes the economic functions and operations of commercial banks and related institutions in the United States and abroad.

MGF 402 Investment Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGF 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Discusses techniques of analyzing various companies and industries, as well as recent research on security markets, portfolio theory, and the measurements of investment performance.

MGF 403 International Financial Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  MGF 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Provides the conceptual framework necessary for financial decision making in an international context. Focuses on implementing analytical tools and theory through problems and analysis of real-world global decision making. From this global perspective, explores the following traditional areas of corporate finance: working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital and financial structure, and evaluation and control of operations. Within these areas, we concentrate on those decision variables that purely domestic firms tend to overlook, such as fluctuating exchange rates, differing rates of inflation between countries, differing tax systems, multiple money markets, exchange controls, segmented capital markets, and such political risks as nationalization and expropriation.

MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGF 301, MGQ 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Discusses the theory and practice of financial decision making under uncertainty. In particular, considers in depth the problems of working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and merger analysis.

MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGF 301, concurrent registration or prior completion (strongly recommended) of MGF 402, senior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Gives students an understanding of the wide range of derivative financial securities developed over the past fifteen years and better prepares them for the types of careers available in today�s complex global markets. Students learn how these securities are priced and used in risk-management and speculative strategies by individuals and companies. Financial securities and markets are changing rapidly, and this course helps students be better prepared to enter a career in finance.

MGF 496 Finance Practicum

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in financial analysis
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students within the finance option with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be copleted within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Finance students work under the supervision of a finance professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGF 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor and department chairman, senior standing in accounting
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGG 101 Introduction to Management for Majors I

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  Freshman admissin to Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces new UB School of Management freshman to business administration as an academic discipline. Provides students with a framework for understanding introductory management concepts and functions, assists management students making the transition to the University at Buffalo and School of Management, introduces students to career research skills and assignments, provides a context for their success as business students, exposes students to community involvement and service as a civic responsibility of every community member, and examines the increasingly important role of service as part of the culture of corporate organizations.

MGG 102 Introduction to Management for Majors II

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGG 101
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces new UB School of Management freshman to business administration as an academic discipline. Provides students with a framework for understanding introductory management concepts and functions, assists management students making the transition to the University at Buffalo and School of Management, introduces students to career research skills and assignments, provides a context for their success as business students, exposes students to community involvement and service as a civic responsibility of every community member, and examines the increasingly important role of service as part of the culture of corporate organizations.

MGG 150 Business and Society

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Designed for School of Management minors and non-business majors

Comprehensively provides a broad understanding of business, including various functions and their interrelationships; terminology; management fundamentals and competitive factors; legal and ethical issues; and consideration of various external elements, including society at large. Formerly MGT 150.

MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning, and Management

Credits:  2
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  junior standing in the School of Management major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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A hands-on course taught by a team of faculty, Career Resource Center staff, area professionals, and alumni. Introduces a strategic approach to career planning and job search. Topics/activities cover the job market, job-search resources, developing a personal marketing strategy, researching potential employers, networking, interviewing, and r�sum� writing skills. Recommended for the junior year. Formerly MGT 300.

MGG 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

Credits:  2
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) positions for MGG 101 and MGG 102 are available for School of Management Students who meet the qualifications, including senior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.0. and a minimum School of Management GPA of 3.0. Students must apply for UTA positions with the Undergraduate Academic Programs office in 204 Alfiero Center. Credit does not count toward the major. Graded P/F.

MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces the management of human resources (HR) at the level of the firm. Focuses on the systems and practices required to implement such HR functions as selection, development, compensation, and performance appraisal. Evaluates these HR decisions with a framework that considers the influence of legal and market environments, as well as union and nonunion settings. Course assignments emphasize managerial applications.

MGI 411 Advanced Human Resources Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGI 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Provides advanced treatment of the three critical HR functions: (1) selection and staffing, (2) compensation and rewards management, and (3) performance management and evaluation. Course assignments focus on the professional competencies required in each of these areas. Emphasizes linking these decisions to the strategic requirements of the firm.

MGI 441 Collective Bargaining

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGI 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Surveys collective bargaining in the United States. Topics covered include the nature and significance of collective bargaining, procedures of collective bargaining, bargaining issues, and contract administration.

MGI 496 Human Resources Practicum

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in human resources management or industrial relations
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their ownplacement from a listing available from the Internship Proram Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Studentes have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Human resources management students work under the supervision of a human resources professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGI 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in accounting, permission of instructor and department chair
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGM 301 Principles of Marketing

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  sophomore standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the distribution of goods by marketing agencies. Considers the nature and scope of marketing problems, behavior of industrial buyers and consumers, channels of distribution, pricing, selling, marketing costs, efficiency, and governmental regulations.

MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Explores roles of the sales force and sales management team in a firm�s marketing strategy. Studies selling techniques, territory management, sales force selection, sales training for improved performance, compensation schemes, and performance evaluation. Case analysis and discussion deal with problems from the perspectives of the sales representative, the sales manager, and top management.

MGM 403 Marketing Research

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Investigates marketing research as a tool of market management. Analyzes the role of research in planning and controlling market activities and the techniques of marketing research, and illustrates the application to marketing problems.

MGM 404 Consumer Behavior

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Discusses pertinent theoretical and empirical findings about the behavior of consumers and industrial and institutional buyers.

MGM 405 Seminar in Marketing

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Provides an opportunity to study individual topics of special interest, as well as to examine market phenomena of a general nature.

MGM 406 Product and Brand Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Discusses new product development, brand and pricing strategies for existing products, and the design of promotional campaigns. Gives particular emphasis to the new product development process and the design of advertising strategy.

MGM 408 Retail and Marketing Channel Management

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Discusses retail administration and the effective management of channels of distribution. Some of the topics covered are retail locations, management of physical distribution, and cooperation and conflict among retailers and other channel members. Offered infrequently.

MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Promotional strategy, one of the four P's of marketing, is critical to the survival and success of organizations because promotion forms the point of contact between the organization and its many stakeholders, especially its customers. While promotion is typically associated with advertising, today's marketers have many more options in fashioning their promotional strategies. Understanding the various promotional choices including advertising, sales promotions, direct marketing, personal selling, and public relations and how these strategies need to work in tandem to achieve the greatest impact are among the objectives of this course.

MGM 483 International Marketing

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGM 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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As the world becomes a global village, and more corporations around the world market their products and services in foreign countries, the demand for business students with an understanding of international marketing is dramatically increasing. Thus, it becomes increasingly critical for undergraduate marketing students to: (1) develop an understanding of the concepts, principles, and practices of marketing in the global environment; (2) develop familiarity with the problems involved in marketing across national boundaries; and (3) gain knowledge of tools and approaches to develop and control marketing programs on a global basis.

MGM 496 Internship

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in marketing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students within the marketing option with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and to interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Marketing students work under the supervision of a marketing professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGM 497 Marketing Honors Thesis

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Marketing Honors Program
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Honors thesis for marketing students.

MGM 499 Independant Study

Credits:  1 - 6
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in accounting, permission of instructor and department chairman.
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGO 302 Production and Operations Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGQ 301, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Formerly MGQ 302

Introduces the process, tools, and techniques of production and operations management. Develops sufficient skills in the use of financial, quantitative, statistical, and computer-based tools and techniques as they apply to operations management and control problems in business, industrial, service, and governmental settings.

MGO 330 Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Entrepreneurial ventures are unique entities. They take on the character of their originator who seeks to make his/her mark in the business world. Founders provide the essence of what their venture becomes. Students develop their entrepreneurial instinct as well as entrepreneurial skills. This interaction of instinct and skills assists professional growth and sharpens entrepreneurial "sense." Lecture, discussion, and activities occupy class time. Explores both text and lecture content to provide insight into the components and interactions of business elements. In large part, examines course content in pursuit of the development of a business plan.

MGO 403 Fundamentals of Stategic Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGF 301, MGM 301, MGO 302, completion of or concurrent registration in MGE 302, senior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Formerly MGS 403

Surveys general management processes for planning and controlling the operations of the firm. Gives special attention to the stategic and operations planning process, and the integration of marketing, production, and financial planning with it. Case studies and a computer-based management game are part of the course.

MGO 450 Business Forecasting

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MGQ 301 and MGE 302
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines forecasting for business purposes in the fact of uncertainty. Desgined to familiarize students with various forecasting techniques and their practical applications in business, including projections of retail sales, real estate loans, tool shipments, costs, revenues, stock prices, inflation rates, and other micro and macro level variables. Numerous case studies were used.

MGO 493 Special Topics

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Junior standing in the Business Administration major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  DIS

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

MGO 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in accounting, permission of instructor and department chair
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics

Credits:  4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  sophomore standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Familiarizes students with computers and computer software packages relevant to business and management, and introduces students to basic concepts in accounting (modeled around spreadsheets) and statistics (modeled around descriptive statistics). Word-processing, spreadsheet, and statistics packages form an important part of the course. For hands-on computer literacy, the course includes supervised homework sections at specific times and sites.

MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MTH 121 or MTH 131; MGQ 201, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Strengthens skills in the use of statistical methods for decision making and in the interpretation of computer output. Topics covered include estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance.

MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems

Credits:  4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGQ 201, junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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Introduces the basic concepts of management information systems from the managerial perspective. Topics include systems theory, information theory, systems analysis, and database management. Also introduces computer software, such as Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Access.

MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  CSE 113, CSE 114, MGS 351, senior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces students to telecommunications technology. Students gain an appreciation for telecommunications technology, such as fax, telephone, and radio, as well as the management of telecommunications and the services planned by telecommunication companies. Students learn to identify major components of local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), and to understand issues relating to design of LANs and administration of network operating systems.

MGS 404 Database Management Systems

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  CSE 113, CSE 114, MGS 351, senior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces the technologies used to develop and implement database systems. The course begins by introducing the relational model and the structure query language (SQL), and also examines post-relational models as found in object-oriented and semantic databases. Uses data modeling concepts and principles of good database design to illustrate the construction of integrated databases. Requires students to complete a project that incorporates good database design concepts.

MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGS 402, MGS 404, senior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Acquaints students with the various concepts and technologies used in the analysis and design of computer-based systems. The course introduces techniques for studying business information flows, defining information requirements, and designing and implementing computer-based solutions. Also surveys modern software development practices and such methods as rapid applications development and prototyping, and the use of automated tools to support software development.

MGS 496 MIS Practicum

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in MIS
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students within the management science and systems option with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specfic project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Management science and systems students work under the supervision of a management science and systems professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting

MGS 499 Independant Study

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in accounting, permission of instructor and department chair
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Focuses on the regulatory and policy implications of the interaction between government and private business entities, including corporations, partnerships and other business forms. Designed to help students understand the legal environment in which business organizations operate. This course also examines the role of ethics in business decision-making and the distinction between ethical and legal constraints. Includes discussion of specific laws affecting business and management, including securities regulation, antitrust statutes, and the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation of 2002.

MGT 403 Business Law I

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  junior or senior standing in the accounting program
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Analyzes major legal issues in business decision-making, including contracts, product liability, law of business organizations, and government regulation of business.

MGT 404 Business Law II

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MGT 403, junior or senior standing in the accounting program
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the Uniform Commercial Code, bankruptcy, property law, and other commercial law topics.

MGT 421 Special Topics in Management

Credits:  1 - 3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

MGT 422 Management, Society, and the Environment

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  junior standing in the School of Management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

MGT 496 Internship

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in general management
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within the 150 hours during the course of the semester.General management students work under the supervision of a general management professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGT 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in accounting, permission of instructor and department chair
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

 

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