2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Martin J. Whitman School of Management Courses


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Martin J. Whitman School of Management

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Accounting

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    ACC 151 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    4 credit(s) Every semester
    Financial accounting concepts that aid entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and creditors in planning, operating, and analyzing a business. Emphasis is on interpretation of financial statements.
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    ACC 201 - Essentials of Accounting

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Introduction for non-Whitman students to financial and managerial accounting and reporting concepts used by entrepreneurs and managers in planning and decision making.
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    ACC 252 - Intro to Managerial Acc

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Introduction to the role of accounting information systems in measuring performance, influencing employee behavior, and facilitating planning decisions such as what products and services to offer, in which markets, and at what prices.
    PREREQ: ACC 151 
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    ACC 356 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 601
    Accounting concepts and standards. Topics include: accounting cycle; income determination; financial statements; measurement and valuation of assets including cash, investments, receivables, inventory, property, plant, and equipment, and intangibles. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 252 
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    ACC 357 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 602
    Accounting concepts and standards. Topics include: accounting cycle, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, cash flows, income tax allocation, measurement and valuation of liabilities; equity, leases, and pensions. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 356 
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    ACC 363 - Cost Analysis & Control

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 621
    In-depth examination of costing products and services, and using cost information in planning and control decisions. Pricing, budgeting, standards, strategic cost systems, just-in-time/backflushing costing, and activity-based costing. Additional work required of graduate students. Junior standing or graduate status.
    PREREQ: ACC 252 
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    ACC 385 - Principles of Taxation

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 685
    Tax planning and taxation of business transactions, such as basis, gains, losses, nontaxable exchanges, depreciation, amortization, other business deductions, and tax credits. Research and communication skills. Extra work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 356
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    ACC 452 - Accounting Analytics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 652
    Introduces data analysis as it pertains to accounting professionals. Emphasizes the use of analytic techniques in decision making and the examination of “big data” involving accounting information. Includes working class sessions with select software tools.  Additional work required for graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 252, BUA 345
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    ACC 476 - Auditing Theory/Practice

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 726
    Audit practice and reporting on financial statements. Audit standards, the demand for auditing, and regulatory, legal, and ethical influences on auditors. Audit objectives, evidence, control environment, and risk assessments. Case studies and problems. Extra work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 357 
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    ACC 477 - Advanced Financial Accounting

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Double Numbered with: ACC 756
    Accounting and reporting for business combinations, foreign currency transactions, derivatives, and governmental entities. Extra work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 357  OR 602
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    ACC 481 - Taxation of Business Entities

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: ACC 777
    Federal taxation of the formation, operation, liquidation, and reorganization of partnerships, subchapter C, subchapter S, and limited liability corporations. Federal taxation of partners and shareholders. Extra work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: ACC 385  OR 685
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    ACC 485 - Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    The course introduces the tools for effective analysis of financial statements. Students will analyze financial statements in the context of equity valuation for the purpose of making well-informed investment decisions.
    PREREQ: ACC 356 OR FIN 346
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    ACC 499 - Honors Capstone Project

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-3 credit(s) Every semester
    Completion of an Honors Capstone Project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    Repeatable 2 time(s), 3 credits maximum

Business Administration

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    BUA 180 - International Course

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-12 credit(s)
    International Course
    Repeatable 90 time(s)
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    BUA 200 - Selected Topics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.
    Repeatable
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    BUA 201 - Business Essentials I

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Business fundamentals taught through the operation of a fictional company. Multiple professors teach how the principles of accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply chain, retail and law work together within the business.
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    BUA 202 - Business Essentials II

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Advanced business fundamentals taught through the operation of a fictional company. Multiple professors teach how accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply chain, retail and law work together for a deeper understanding of the business.
    PREREQ: BUA 201
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    BUA 275 - Infrastructure and Society

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: CEE 275
    Interdisciplinary view of urban infrastructure. Resilience, sustainability, economic and community impacts, finance, infrastructure development in the global economy, and smart cities.
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    BUA 345 - Business Analytics for Management Decisions

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Introduction to business analytics and statistical techniques used by managers to make decisions. Topics include defining business problems, identifying data needs to solve defined problems, and using information technologies to collect, analyze, and communicate findings.
    PREREQ: MAS 261  OR MAT 221  
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    BUA 361 - Evolution of an Infrastructure Project

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: CEE 361
    Lifecycle stages of infrastructure projects. Needs assessment, feasibility analysis, project delivery, public budgeting, project financing, risk allocation, urban design, permitting and zoning, sustainability criteria, project detailed design, construction management and troubleshooting, asset management, and disaster-response infrastructure.
    PREREQ: BUA 275 or CEE 275
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    BUA 362 - Infrastructure Design Capstone

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: CEE 362
    Review and integration of fundamental principles of infrastructure systems including smart city applications. Hands-on infrastructure design projects allow student teams to demonstrate competency in applying concepts and tools introduced in prerequisite courses.
    PREREQ: CEE 275 and CEE 361, or BUA 275 and BUA 361
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    BUA 451 - Advanced Business Analytics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Introduces students to advance concepts in business analytics.  Students will utilize the concepts they learn in class in a semester long individual project where they work with a large dataset (100k+ rows) to explore, prepare, form hypotheses that have managerial implications, statistically test them, and interpret results.  
    PREREQ: BUA 345
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    BUA 454 - Business Network Models

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    This course will provide insights into how to understand networks both graphically and analytically; how to model network data and glean useful information from networks to further business goals.  Students will be using R and Python along with additional data visualization platforms.
    PREREQ: BUA 455
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    BUA 455 - Data Management for Business

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    This course will provide a fundamental knowledge of data management including how to visualize, store, and present data and how to use software scripts so that tasks can be done efficiently and reproduced with consistency.  Students will be using statistics, data management, and coding software.
    PREREQ: MAS 261 or MAT 221
    COREQ: BUA 345
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    BUA 466 - Data Mining for Business

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    The course will examine how data mining methods and data-driven predictive models can help improve business decision-making.  Data mining techniques covered: classification, clustering, association analysis, and optimization.
    PREREQ: BUA 345; BUA 455
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    BUA 470 - Experience Credit

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Participation in a discipline- or subject-related experience. Students must be evaluated by written or oral reports or an examination. Limited to those in good academic standing.
    Repeatable
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    BUA 474 - Project-based Learning in Business

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-3 credit(s) Upon sufficient interest
    Double Numbered with: BUA 674
    Experiential learning opportunity that will apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to external business projects, working directly with an external client. Students must apply and be accepted before registering.
    PREREQ: MAR 255 AND FIN 256 AND SCM 265
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    BUA 480 - International Course

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-12 credit(s) Irregularly
    Offered through SUAbroad by educational institution outside the United States. Student registers for the course at the foreign institution and is graded according to that institution’s practice. SUAbroad works with the S.U. academic department to assign the appropriate course level, title, and grade for the student’s transcript.
    Repeatable
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    BUA 488 - Predictive Learning for Business

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Predictive analytics and machine learning techniques used in managerial decision-making.  Topics include variable selection methods in multiple linear regression, classification models and machine learning.  
    PREREQ: BUA 345; BUA 455
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    BUA 490 - Independent Study

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Exploration of a problem, or problems, in depth. Individual independent study upon a plan submitted by the student. Admission by consent of supervising instructor(s) and the department.
    Repeatable
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    BUA 499 - Honors Capstone Project

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-3 credit(s) Upon sufficient interest
    Completion of an Honors Capstone Project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    Repeatable 2 time(s), 3 credits maximum

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

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    EEE 110 - Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1 credit(s) Every semester
    Self-exploration of issues surrounding creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship (CIE) as they apply in all facets of life. Students apply their creative potential in various contexts, including a community-based social entrepreneurship project. Students must be enrolled in the Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Learning Community.
    Repeatable 2 time(s), 3 credits maximum
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    EEE 200 - Selected Topics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.
    Repeatable
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    EEE 370 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Course focuses on what it takes to start, grow, and sustain new ventures. Topics include: understanding entrepreneurs and their teams, evaluating opportunities, creating a venture plan, securing resources. Readings and guest lecturers emphasized.
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    EEE 375 - Entrepreneurial Family Business Management

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 675
    Examines family business issues, such as managing relationships, communication and conflict, ownership and governance, strategy, and succession. Focus is entrepreneurial management of family firms, including maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the firm and across generations. Additional work required of graduate students.
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    EEE 378 - Imagination, Entrepreneurship and Creative Problem Solving

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Creativity and ideation as they relate to entrepreneurship. Perspectives on opportunity discovery and assessment are examined. Theoretical and conceptual foundations for the application of creativity to business problem solving are investigated.
    PREREQ: EEE 370 
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    EEE 382 - Entrepreneurial Marketing

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 682
    The interface between entrepreneurship and marketing, including both the role of entrepreneurial thinking in marketing practice, and the marketing issues in new ventures. Exploration of emerging marketing forms, including guerilla, viral, and buzz marketing. Additional work required of graduate students.
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    EEE 400 - Selected Topics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s)
    Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.
    Repeatable
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    EEE 420 - Corporate Entrepreneurship

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 621
    Examination of the application of entrepreneurship concepts and behaviors within established organizations, assessment of factors contributing to a company’s entrepreneurial orientation, and identification of ways to foster higher levels of entrepreneurship within firms.
    PREREQ: EEE 370 
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    EEE 422 - Entrepreneurial Turnarounds

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 622
    Process of entrepreneurial turnarounds in nascent and established corporate environments. Examination of internal and external causes leading to the troubled condition.  Development and implementation of successful recovery strategies from the top down. Additional work required for graduate students. 
    Repeatable 1 time(s)
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    EEE 424 - Entrepreneurial Deal Making

    Entrepreneurial Deal Making
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 624
    Students will learn about the spectrum of deals struck by entrepreneurs over the course of a company’s life.  Identifying opportunities and negotiating with co-founders, prospective partners, early stage employees, customers, landlords, tenants, banks, potential investors, and Boards of Directors are all part of your role as an entrepreneur.  Additional work required for graduate students.
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    EEE 440 - Social Entrepreneurship in Action

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Opportunities and challenges associated with using entrepreneurial solutions to address social problems. Applications include analyzing, launching, and operating social purpose organizations.
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    EEE 442 - Emerging Enterprise Law

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Law as regulator of emerging enterprises: formation, financing, siting the enterprise, intellectual property, debtor-creditor relations, global markets. Law as opportunity: in emerging fields such as pollution prevention, sustainable development, and international treaties.
    PREREQ: LPP 255 
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    EEE 443 - Emerging Enterprise Consulting

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Students nearing the completion of their studies work in consulting teams to assist local small firms and entrepreneurs. Problems are isolated and solutions are then developed and implemented. A team consultant’s report is then prepared.
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    EEE 444 - Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 644
    Designed around a series of critical dilemmas confronted by entrepreneurs when creating and growing a venture. Entrepreneurs explore with students the issues surrounding these dilemmas in a structured format. Additional work required of graduate students.
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    EEE 446 - Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender, and Entrepreneurial Opportunity

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Topics covered include: race, gender, and ethnicity as factors that impact entrepreneurship. The theoretical underpinnings of minority and women’s entrepreneurship and their opportunities, challenges, and strategies to venture formation.
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    EEE 450 - Sustainable Enterprise

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability and their interdependence. Influences on organizations to adopt sustainable approaches to operations and activities. Tools to promote and validate organizational sustainability. Transdisciplinary emphasis.
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    EEE 451 - Finance for Emerging Enterprises

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    A hands-on case course on raising and managing working capital in the emerging enterprise. Topics include: factoring, venture capital, receivables and payables management, planning for sustainable growth, etc. Course requires use of computer spreadsheets.
    PREREQ: EEE 370 
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    EEE 452 - International Entrepreneurship

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: INB 452 
    Double Numbered with: EEE 652
    A fusion of two areas of study: global business and entrepreneurship. The theories, concepts, and tools of international business are discussed from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Additional work required of graduate students.
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    EEE 453 - LaunchPad

    LaunchPad
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 653
    As the name implies, the course is meant to take your existing student business to the next level and provide you with the tools needed to grow and sustain the business.  While this is not a typical or traditional University course, you will be challenged in ways you probably have not been challenged as a student.  Additional work and rigor required for graduate students.
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    EEE 457 - Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    The capstone integrative experience for management majors culminating in the development of a comprehensive plan for a new business venture or a nonprofit organization.
    PREREQ: SCM 265  
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    EEE 458 - Business Plan Laboratory

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1 credit(s) Every semester
    Applied discussions regarding research, data collection, analysis, debate, insight, and writing skills required to create quality plans for original new venture concepts. Attention is devoted to business plan logic, structure and audiences.
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    EEE 470 - Experience Credit

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Participation in a discipline or subject related experience. Student must be evaluated by written or oral reports or an examination. Permission in advance with the consent of the department chairperson, instructor, and dean. Limited to those in good academic standing.
    Repeatable
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    EEE 476 - Advanced Topics in Family Business Management

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: EEE 676
    Covers advanced topics in family business management, such as taxation, establishment of trusts and estates, legal transfer of ownership, legal forms and valuation. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: EEE 370
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    EEE 499 - Honors Capstone Project

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-3 credit(s) Upon sufficient interest
    Completion of an Honors Capstone Project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    Repeatable 2 time(s), 3 credits maximum

Finance

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    FIN 256 - Principles of Finance

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Principles and foundations of finance: time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, uncertainty and the risk/return trade-off, security market efficiency, cost of capital. Students may not receive credit for both FIN 256 and FIN 301.
    PREREQ: ECN 101 AND (MAS 261 OR MAT 122 OR MAT 221)
    COREQ: MAR 255 AND SCM 265 AND ACC 252
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    FIN 301 - Essentials of Finance

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Introduction to basics of finance: time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, uncertainty and the risk/return trade-off, security market efficiency, cost of capital. Students may not receive credit for both FIN 301 and FIN 256.
    PREREQ: ACC 151  OR ACC 201 
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    FIN 345 - Financial Management

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Problems and procedures of financial management encountered in normal operations of a corporation. Capital budgeting. Financial capital needs. Debt, dividend and expansion policies.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
    COREQ: MAS 362  OR BUA 345 
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    FIN 346 - Investments

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Analytical framework for investment decision making. Principles and techniques of analyzing industries and companies, managing specific portfolios.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301  
    COREQ: MAS 362  OR BUA 345  
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    FIN 355 - Money & Banking

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    General principles: organization and control of the banking system, commercial bank functions and operations, organization and operation of the Federal Reserve System, and monetary theory and policy.
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    FIN 378 - Financial Planning

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Introduction to financial planning concepts, including analysis of personal financial statements, tax planning, credit management, retirement planning, estate planning, and insurance planning. Students may not receive credit for both FIN 378 and ECN 305.
    PREREQ: FIN 256 OR FIN 301
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    FIN 400 - Selected Topics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.
    Repeatable
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    FIN 451 - China’s Economy and Financial System

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: IRP351
    Double Numbered with: FIN 651
    The nature of China’s economic and financial environment. History and significance of China’s reforms. China’s economic relations and importance to global finance. Additional work required for graduate students.
    PREREQ: FIN 256 or FIN 301
    Repeatable 1 time(s)
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    FIN 452 - Working Capital Management

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: FIN 652
    Introduction to corporate financial decision-making related to daily operations, including balanced scorecard use, financial forecasting, management of current assets and liabilities, international issues, and use of information technology. Case studies are emphasized. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: FIN 256 OR FIN 301
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    FIN 453 - New and Emerging Markets

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: INB 453 
    Analysis of the business, economic, and financial environment of emerging markets. Portfolio investment and corporate finance in emerging markets.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    FIN 454 - Financial Analytics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Introduction to downloading, preparing and using historical data on financial securities using RStudio.  Modern analytical methods for decision-making in investment management and the financial industry.  Topics include Capital Asset Pricing Model, portfolio diversification and optimization, and machine learning for financial classification and regression problems.  
    PREREQ: BUA 345, FIN 256
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    FIN 457 - Internatl Financial Manag

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Exchange rate, determination and forecasting, currency exposure management, international capital budgeting, cost of capital, international financial markets, currency based derivative markets, international taxation, and banking. Foreign direct investment and theory of the multinational enterprise.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    FIN 458 - Fin Instns/Portfolio Mgmt

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Goals, practices, and problems of various investing institutions. Modern portfolio theories and techniques.
    PREREQ: FIN 346 
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    FIN 459 - Introduction to Derivatives

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: FIN 659
    Pricing, market structure, hedging, trading strategies, arbitrage relationships, and applications to corporate securities for options and futures contracts, swaps, and other derivative instruments. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    FIN 460 - Fixed Income Securities

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Overview of the major institutions, organizations and investors. Recent developments in fixed income. Traditional debt instruments and fixed income derivatives. Valuation and determinants of risk and return of fixed-income securities.
    PREREQ: FIN256
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    FIN 461 - Financial Modeling

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: FIN 761
    Build models for financial statement analysis, valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, portfolio selection, interest rate risk, option valuation, and other areas of finance using a computer tool such as Microsoft Excel. Additional work required for graduate students. 
    PREREQ: FIN 345 AND FIN 346
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    FIN 462 - Corporate Restructurings

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Addresses techniques related to restructuring and reorganization to help solve business problems, conduct financial analyses and achieve sustained value creation. Covers topics such as mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, rollups, asset sales, equity splits and takeovers. Case-based focus.
    PREREQ: FIN 345
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    FIN 463 - Model Building for Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Credit Analysis

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Only during the summer
    PREREQ: ACC 356 
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    FIN 464 - Institutional Trading

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: FIN 664
    The course focuses on the practical aspects and costs of trading, and will facilitate an understanding of the trading problem, including order types, order routing processes and latest developments in securities markets and regulations. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: FIN 256 OR FIN 301
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    FIN 465 - The Securities Market

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: FIN 665
    Role and nature of securities markets in our economy and the needs they serve. Market concept; criteria for studying the effectiveness of securities markets.
    PREREQ: (FIN 256 OR FIN 301) AND (MAS 362 OR BUA 345)
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    FIN 466 - Value Investing

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: FIN 666
    The fundamentals of value investing through the analysis of public corporate businesses and the securities and credit instruments they issue. Investment vs. speculation. Real world cases and applications. Additional work required of graduate students.
    PREREQ: FIN 256 OR FIN 301
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    FIN 468 - Seminar in Finance

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: FIN 668
    Specialized work for advanced students on particular phase or topic in finance. Reading, reports, and thesis.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    FIN 469 - Distress Investing

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Only during the summer
    Double Numbered with: FIN 669
    The course prepares you to understand, analyze and evaluate investments in the securities of companies in financial distress. Uses a practical approach to learning as well as hands on experience analyzing actual special situations.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    FIN 471 - Financial Instit & Mkts

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, finance companies, investment companies, securities firms, pension funds, insurance companies, bank regulations, bank-off balance sheet activities, interest rate and exchange rate determination, interest rate management in financial institutions, financial markets and instruments, international banking.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    FIN 473 - Control Investing

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: FIN 673
    What control investors do and how they do it: friendly and hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts and other contests for control are covered.
    PREREQ: FIN 466 

International Business

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    INB 342 - Cross-Cultural Management: Communicating in the Global Workplace

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: CRS 342
    Observe and analyze how to cope and adjust in a new culture with the goal of developing a set of competencies to use in future working environments characterized by multicultural teams. Offered regularly through Syracuse Abroad.
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    INB 366 - Economic Policies of the European Union

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: ECN 366 
    Offered only in Strasbourg. European economy, with central focus on economic principles underlying decisions to create and extend scope of European Community and on economic policies EU has followed since creation.
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    INB 444 - Culture, Business and Political Economics in East Asia

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: HST 444 , IRP 444 , PSC 444 
    Offered only in Hong Kong. Examines the historical and contemporary forces that shape the cultural, social and economic institutions in East Asia and how these institutions affect one another.
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    INB 452 - International Entrepreneurship

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: EEE 452 
    Double Numbered with: INB 652
    A fusion of two areas of study: global business and entrepreneurship. The theories, concepts, and tools of international business are discussed from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Additional work required of graduate students.
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    INB 453 - New and Emerging Markets

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: FIN 453 
    Analysis of the business, economic, and financial environment of emerging markets. Portfolio investment and corporate finance in emerging markets.
    PREREQ: FIN 256  OR FIN 301 
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    INB 470 - Experience Credit

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s)
    Participation in a discipline or subject related experience. Student must be evaluated by written or oral reports or an examination. Permission in advance with the consent of the department chairperson, instructor, and dean. Limited to those in good academic standing.
    Repeatable

Law and Public Policy

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    LPP 255 - Introduction to the Legal System

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    The legal system and public policy issues emphasizing the impact of the legal environment on management decision making. Includes ethics and international topics. Development of analytical and communication skills.
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    LPP 300 - Selected Topics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-6 credit(s) Irregularly
    Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.
    Repeatable
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    LPP 455 - Law of Business Organizations

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: LPP 755
    Legal aspects of organizations formed to carry on business enterprises: agencies, partnerships, and corporations.
    PREREQ: LPP 255  OR MBC 629 OR 643
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    LPP 456 - Land Development Law

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: LPP 756
    Regulations pertaining to land development. Nuisances, eminent domain, regulatory takings, zoning, growth, management controls, environmental impact analysis, and protection of sensitive land areas.
    PREREQ: LPP 255  OR MBC 629 OR 643
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    LPP 457 - Law of Commercial Transactions

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: LPP 757
    Legal aspects of commercial transactions. Contracts, sale of goods, commercial paper, and secured transactions.
    PREREQ: LPP 255  OR MBC 629 OR 643
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    LPP 458 - Environmental Law and Public Policy

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Double Numbered with: LPP 758
    Range of environmental problems from a legal and public policy viewpoint: air, water, and toxics pollution; solid and hazardous waste; and environmental planning.
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    LPP 459 - The Law of Global Business

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Crosslisted with: SCM 459 
    The legal environment of international business: the framework of international law influencing international business. Topics include the international law and organizations, international contracts, carrier liability, customs, and world trade law.
    PREREQ: LPP 255  AND SCM 265 
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    LPP 464 - Employment Law

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    The law of the employment relationship: employment-at-will, noncompete and nondisclosure covenants, equal employment opportunity legislation, labor relations and protective employment legislation.
    PREREQ: LPP 255 
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    LPP 465 - Business and Contemporary Society

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Irregularly
    Role of business in contemporary society. Relations of the private and public sectors. Techniques available to business to contribute to the solution of social problems.
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    LPP 467 - Management and Ethics

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
    Double Numbered with: LPP 767
    Ethical dilemmas encountered by managers of organizations. Individual ethical responsibility versus role responsibility. Pressures within organizations to violate ethical duties. How an organization can be managed so that employees can deal effectively with ethical dilemmas. Extra work required of graduate students.
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    LPP 499 - Honors Capstone Project

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    1-3 credit(s) Every semester
    Completion of an Honors Capstone Project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    Repeatable 2 time(s), 3 credits maximum

Marketing Management

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    MAR 255 - Principles of Marketing

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Marketing as a major business function and social process. Analysis of market forces. Marketing opportunities. Determination of price, product, distribution, promotion, and organization policies required to control and fulfill planned marketing programs.
    PREREQ: ECN 101 AND (MAS 261 OR MAT 122 OR MAT 221)
    COREQ: FIN 256 AND SCM 265
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    MAR 301 - Essentials of Marketing

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Exploration for non-Whitman students of the principles of marketing as a major business function and social process. Analysis of marketing forces. Marketing opportunities. Determination of price, product, distribution , promotion and organizational policies required.
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    MAR 356 - Marketing Research

    Martin J. Whitman School of Management
    3 credit(s) Every semester
    Application of various research methods to marketing. Planning, design, execution, and interpretation of applied marketing research studies.
    PREREQ: MAR 255  OR MAR 301  
    COREQ: MAS 362  OR BUA 345 
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