Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.
Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)
General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.
Principles of Accounting II (SBU 101)
An examination of depreciation theory; liabilities; voucher system; payroll; partnership; corporation; consolidated statements; statement of cash flow. Prerequisite: SBU100. Spring semester and ADP sessions 2 and 4. 3 credits.
Managerial Accounting (SBU 201)
Study of the use of accounting information in performing managerial functions including planning, controls, and cost/financial analysis. Prerequisite: SBU101. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 3 and 5. 3 credits.
Auditing (SBU 206)
Study of the procedures employed by certified public accountants and internal auditors in the examination of financial statements. Ethical, statistical, and theoretical aspects of auditing are examined in context of preparation of the auditor’s report. Prerequisite: SBU203. Fall semester. 3 credits.
MBA Foundations (SBU 495)
This prerequisite course is designed to prepare students with a non-business degree for transition into the MBA program by providing a base understanding of select material concepts and techniques across the disciplines of management, marketing, accounting, financial analysis, quantitative analysis/statistics, and microeconomics. Students are responsible for directly purchasing access to assigned online modules through the course provider. Permission required. Offered all sessions of MBA program. Variable credit (1-3 credits).
Economics for Decision Making (SBU 501)
This course reviews micro- and macro-economic theories, examines qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques derived from them, and applies these tools to improve economic forecasting and managerial decision-making. Master’s session 3 (and 5 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Project Management (SBU 505)
This course introduces the fundamental tasks, challenges, and organizational dynamics of managing complex projects across a diverse set of stakeholders. This course further develops the MBA student's problem-solving skills necessary to manage teams, schedules, risks, and resources to achieve strategic business objectives. There is a focused emphasis on why projects fail and approaches to mitigating these issues through clear, upfront, problem definition, planning, and risk management. Master's session 1 (and session 3 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Intro to New Venture Development (SBU 510)
This course provides an introduction and overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business model innovation. Bringing together the disciplines of marketing, finance, product development, and management, it presents an integrative perspective into the process of starting a new business or identifying opportunities to expand an existing business. The course is the platform upon which to build further studies in the development of business strategy. Master’s session 4 (and 5 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Tax Research and Practice (SBU 513)
Review of practical problems encountered in a tax practice emphasizing tax research and preparation necessary for resolving disputes with the IRS. Procedures and compliance requirements for initial filing of return to Appellate Conference with IRS are covered. Master's session 2. 3 credits.
Human Resource Management (SBU 516)
This course analyzes the dynamics of human resource practices and opportunities. Topics include: strategic planning, workforce adaptation, change management, job design, recruitment, compensation and benefit implementation, legislative and ethical issues, budgetary impacts, international trends, and training and development. Master’s session 2 (and 4 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Advanced Auditing (SBU 518)
The course examines control and audit of accounting information systems, with emphasis upon computer systems. Develops the ability to make an audit review of a moderately complex computer installation. Fraud prevention is included. Master’s session 1. 3 credits.
Not-for-Profit Accounting (SBU 519)
Theory and practice of accounting in not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities are examined. Special topics considered are fund accounting, zero-based budgeting, financial audits, and operations auditing. Master’s session 3. 3 credits.
Global Management (SBU 526)
This course examines the complexities of organization and management as key components in developing successful international strategies for organizations. Master's session 3 (and 6 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Marketing and Sales Strategies (SBU 536)
Principles of marketing and communication and current marketing and sales challenges are reviewed to develop the ability to analyze, interpret, design, and evaluate strategic marketing plans and communication vehicles. Master’s session 5 (and 1 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Management Information Systems (SBU 546)
This course examines management information systems in organizations. The range of systems needed to provide support for management in planning and control is analyzed. Technology's current and prospective applications to create a competitive edge are also addressed. Master’s session 6 (and 2 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Current Accounting Topics (SBU 602)
An examination of selected theoretical issues related to current controversies in accounting. Master’s session 4. 3 credits.
Strategic Management (SBU 615)
This course is the capstone course for the MBA program and requires the students to demonstrate proficiency in the topics studies throughout the program. The students learn how to perform a strategic analysis of an organization and to write and present case analysis in a professional format. The final project is a detailed written case analysis or a business plan accompanied by a professional oral presentation. Permission of program director is required. Master's sessions 2, 4, and 6. 3 credits.