2014-2015 Accelerated MBA-Accounting Course Schedule

Monday, August 18, 2014

Accelerated MBA Orientation/Breakfast (Spann Commons, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)

Week of August 18-22, 2014

AC560 Advanced Fraud and Forensics: This week-long intensive course is specifically designed for the Accounting cohort. White-collar crime, cyber-crimes, and contemporary issues of fraud investigation are examined using case-based analysis. Advanced methods of forensic-accounting are explored.

Week of August 25-29, 2014

MS575 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making: This week-long course introduces students to the quantitative analytical tools, models, and concepts which aid the managerial decision making process. Topics include statistical hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, regression analysis, decision theory, and risk analysis.

September 2 - December 19, 2014

MS552 Operations Research Techniques: This course concentrates on the application of quantitative decision-making to business problems. Emphasis is placed on linear programming, transportation problem analysis, waiting line theory, PERT/CPM project management, and inventory control techniques. 

MG551 Organizational Theory and Behavior: This course surveys the major areas within the field of management, examining structures and processes on both group and organizational levels. Both traditional and contemporary organizational theories are analyzed and applied to business operations.

FN585 Capital Markets: This course provides an in-depth look at modern capital markets and the related role of financial intermediaries. this course considers both domestic and international sources of capital, including innovations in equity and debt markets. Short and long-term debt is introduced through an examination of rating methodologies and agencies, asset leverage, cost of capital, yield curve analysis and other related tools. Corporate and government bond markets are thoroughly explored. Equity market analysis includes strategies for equity capital acquisition as well as an in-depth look at stock market indices, and advanced methods of dealing with market instability. Emphasis is placed on electronic market platforms.

CS550 Technology Management and Integration: This course is designed to provide a graduate-level introduction of corporate information systems, including investigations in the role of technology for communications, decision making, management, and planning. Students will demonstrate competency in utilizing information technologies on the managerial level and adapt technology to business scenarios and leadership decisions.

AC570 Advanced Regulations and Taxation: This "review" course meets weekly throughout the semester, and is an intensive look at the standards and presentations of financial statements as prescribed by the accounting principles and procedure. Students will be prepared to achieve professional credentialing as a result of completing this course.

January 12 - May 2, 2015:

Internship: (6 credits)  This is a field internship jointly arranged between the Internship Director and the student. Typical internships are with accounting firms during tax season.

AC650 Accounting and Financial Analysis: This online course provides an overview of accounting, tax and financial standards, as well as advanced reporting requirements. Multinational corporations face a bevy of accounting and tax procedures when engaging in international trade, product sourcing, exchange and other global functions. This course also familiarizes students to the growing body of international reporting requirements.

May 4 - May 8, 2015

MG695 Strategic Planning: This is capstone, week long intensive course. Complex business situations are analyzed in this course, with particular attention given to the development and analysis of a strategic business plan.

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