School of Business Course Descriptions

All currently offered courses within the School of Business can be found below. 

Management (BAMG)

BAMG 232 Data Analysis and Decision Making for Managers (4 Credits)

Introduces data interpretation and analysis for managerial decision-making from a practitioner’s perspective. Application of data analysis functions and techniques in a spreadsheet framework as they relate to problems in various business functions in a dynamic environment.

BAMG 334 Understanding Informational Contexts (4 Credits)

Introduction to using information systems to create contexts for effective business environments. Examines how to effectively use and produce information to build dynamic organizational cultures that support creative individuals and teams.

BAMG 356 Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

Study of the theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in organizations, including labor relations. Current issues in Human Resources Management will be addressed.

BAMG 365 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4 Credits)

Focuses on the role of financial and accounting information in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, manage resources, budget operations, and report economic events.

BAMG 401 Critical Perspectives for Management (4 Credits)

Develops advanced critical analysis skills in writing, reading, and oral presentation through considering aspects of leadership in management in its various dimensions and within diverse theoretical and disciplinary frameworks. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 301.

BAMG 430 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

In-depth study of advanced topics in human resources management and organizational behavior that includes a review of the literature, a deeper understanding of theoretical foundations, and applications to real organizational issues. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 330, BAMG 356, and BAMG 401.

Business Administration (BUAD)

BUAD 301 Small Business Management (3 Credits)

Considerations for those involved in small business. Analysis of location, legal problems, staffing, financing, marketing, and other topics.

BUAD 348 Electronic Commerce and Internet Marketing (3 Credits)

Discussion of electronic commerce, including its components, structure, and technology, as well as the application of marketing concepts to e-commerce.

BUAD 393 Principles of Personal and Family Finance (2-3 Credits)

Emphasis on principles of finance and financial planning underlying personal and family finance. Topics include budgeting, installment buying, savings, investments, borrowing, pensions, wills, estates, insurance, home ownership, banking, taxes, and buying on credit.

BUAD 475 Specialized Internship (0-4 Credits)

The internship helps undergraduate students learn skills and knowledge that will have positive impact on their careers. It provides students with valuable opportunities, including the opportunity to observe and apply concepts learned in the classroom as well as the chance to "test drive" companies, industries, functions, or careers that interest them.
Prerequisite: enrollment in a School of Business degree program. May repeat for a maximum of 12 credits.

BUAD 495 Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with a domestic organization. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for BUSB 485. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 481.

BUAD 631 Data Driven Decision-Making (4 Credits)

This course focuses on descriptive and predictive analytics for decision making from a variety of business disciplinary perspectives. Important elements include identification of data-driven decision-making contexts in business, ascertaining data needs, analyzing data, interpreting and communicating results, and ultimately the value proposition of analytics.

BUAD 632 Introduction to Managerial Economics (4 Credits)

Examination of economic concepts essential for managerial decision-making. Focus on applying macroeconomic fundamentals and microeconomic analysis to a wide array of business problems.

BUAD 642 International Business and Marketing (4 Credits)

Examination of developments within international markets and the effects on the activities of business enterprises. Introduction to the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) in a global context with application to product and service within for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies.

BUAD 644 Business Statistics and Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to statistics and economics essential for business decision-making. Focus on providing a solid background in statistical methods useful in data interpretation as well as micro- and macroeconomic foundations influencing business decision-making. 

BUAD 658 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4 Credits)

Focuses on the role of accounting and finance in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, invest in resources, budget operations, and report economics events. Not open to students who have completed BUAD 660.

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (4 Credits)

An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, options, and their applications in corporate finance. 

BUAD 675 Practical Training and Internship (0-4 Credits)

Helps students learn skills and knowledge that will have positive impact on their careers. It provides students with valuable opportunities, including the opportunity to observe and apply concepts learned in the classroom as well as the chance to “test drive” companies, industries, functions, or careers that interest them.
Credit/no credit only.
Course may be repeated for degree credit, up to 24 credits maximum.

BUAD 683 Information and Knowledge Management (4 Credits)

Survey of information systems principles emphasizing the strategic role of information systems in business, and global and interactive aspects of information systems. Not open to students who have received credit for MGMT 691. 

BUAD 695 Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with a domestic organization. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for MGMT 697, FINC 664, INTB 692W, ISYS 683W, GISB 693W, MGMT 694W, MGMT 695, or BUAD 696.

BUAD 696 Strategy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating knowledge and skills from prior coursework to analyze and solve business problems from strategic and functional perspectives. Students work in an experimental and adaptive learning environment of dynamic simulation to experience the complexity of business decision-making. The simulative decision-making focuses on teamwork and critical thinking in collaborative development and execution of strategic plans. This course may be substitute with INTB-695 Global Consultancy Capstone or BUAD-695 Business Consulting Capstone or MGMT-697W Strategy Capstone.

Business (BUSB)

BUSB 095 Mathematical Fundamentals for Business (0 Credits)

The course includes the study of the basic laws of numbers, fractions, exponents, graphing, and radicals, as well as gaining an understanding of a variety of expressions and equations, including equalities, inequalities, polynomials, and quadratics. The development of solving word problems will be studied extensively. 
Credit/no credit only.

BUSB 145 Mathematical Foundations for Business (4 Credits)

Introduction of mathematical foundations with applications for decision-making in business, economics, finance, business statistics, and operations management. Focus is on mathematical concepts, including functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, linear programming, mathematics of finance, and basic probability and statistics. 
Prerequisite: successful completion of the Math Assessment or BUSB 095.

BUSB 230 Economics for Business (4 Credits)

Introductory study of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Microeconomics studies decision-making by individual firms and consumers in regard to the allocation of scarce resources, supply and demand basics, and optimum output determination. Macroeconomics includes coverage of the national and global economy, the impact of economic aggregates, and government action.

BUSB 232 Business Statistics (4 Credits)

Introduction to basic statistical concepts, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, frequency distributions, probability distributions, sampling distributions, and estimation. Also application in statistical inference, one- and two-sample hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance, and multiple regression models. 
Co-requisite: BUSB 145 or equivalent.

BUSB 260 Financial and Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)

Examines accounting information as an economic decision-making tool. This course presents the concepts, policies, and procedures that govern accounting information systems. Students use that understanding to improve resource allocation by managers, owners, and creditors of an organization. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 145 or equivalent.

BUSB 300 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business (4 Credits)

Examination of moral and legal business issues in domestic and international contexts with emphasis on contemporary problems.

BUSB 301 Critical Analysis: Written and Oral Communication (4 Credits)

Deepens students’ analytical skills in written and oral communication. Focus on purpose, depth, organization, research, style, and effectiveness. Special attention is paid to contemporary business contexts, as well as historical perspectives.

BUSB 330 Managing and Leading Organizations (4 Credits)

Overview of organizational behavior and theory. Focus is on the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations. The study of organizational decision-making, organizational design, culture, leadership, power and politics, and management of change. Ethics, diversity, and globalization are integrated throughout the course. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.

BUSB 333 Business Information Systems (4 Credits)

Introductory organizational and managerial overview of information systems. Assessing and constructing data and information for decision-making, designing interactive and spatial information systems, and assessing their ethical implications. Communicating effectively in a systems development environment.

BUSB 340 Principles of Marketing (4 Credits)

Introduction to the concept of marketing and marketing principles. Focus on creating value for customers. Develops an understanding of the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) with application to product, service, profit, and not-for-profit enterprises in local, national, and international environments.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.

BUSB 342 International Business (4 Credits)

Examination of developments within international markets and the effects of the activities of business enterprises. Students study the effects of increasing international linkages on the role and conduct of domestic and international business functions. This course may be substituted by the study-abroad programs in INTB 470. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.

BUSB 361 Financial Management (4 Credits)

Principles of financial planning, control, and analysis of the firm and the role of the financial manager within the firm. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 145 and BUSB 260 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: BUSB 260 or equivalent.

BUSB 370 Managing Quality and Operations (4 Credits)

Operations management issues and techniques to analyze problems for organizations that provide services and manufacturing products. Strategic issues and practical applications include productivity, competitiveness, supply chain management, decision-making, quality management, process selection, linear programming, transportation models, forecasting, inventory management, enterprise resource planning, project management, and simulation. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 145 and BUSB 232 or equivalent.

BUSB 433 GIS for Business (4 Credits)

Overview of GIS and spatial analysis applied to organizations. Focus is on geographic information, location-based decision-making, spatial data, investment in and value of GIS, ethical aspects, and GIS strategies. Students learn through case studies and lab practice with spatial data.
Prerequisite: BUSB 333 or equivalent.

BUSB 481 Strategic Management (4 Credits)

Develops analytical tools critical to assessing environments, opportunities, and threats needed to build and sustain long-term competitive advantage. Addresses knowledge, skills, and approaches necessary to generate, evaluate, and implement strategic alternatives. Emphasizes interrelationships of various organizational functions. 
Prerequisites: In the BS Management program: BUSB 330, BAMG 334, BUSB 340, and BAMG 365 or their equivalents. In the BS Business program: BUSB 330, BUSB 333, BUSB 340, and BUSB 361, or their equivalents.
Co-requisite: BUSB 342 or equivalent.

BUSB 485 Capstone: Analysis and Integration in Business and Management (4 Credits)

Focuses on integrating knowledge and skills acquired during the program and applying them to an organizational analysis. Students develop and present a capstone paper that utilizes artifacts created in earlier courses, synthesizes principles and theories from a broad arena of learning, and demonstrates effective skills of critical inquiry. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 340 or equivalent and BUSB 342 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: BUSB 481 or equivalent.

English (ENGB)

ENGB 102 Composition II: Critical Analysis (3 Credits)

Methods, strategies, and contexts for developing clear and effective analytical writing. Special attention paid to taking a position, argument development, use of evidence, organization, and style. Not open to students who have received credit for ENGW 201.

ENGB 125 Business and Professional Speaking (3 Credits)

Theory and practice relevant to a variety of business and professional speaking situations. Topics include listening, audience analysis, research, organization, style, and delivery.

ENGB 323 Reading Film (3 Credits)

Study of the dynamics, theory, and structures of film, exploration of film genres, and analysis of films from various genres, historical periods, and cultures. Prior completion of BUSB 301 is recommended.

ENGB 326 Contemporary Literary Contexts (3 Credits)

Study of theories and techniques of critical literary analysis with application to texts from various genres, historical periods, and cultures. Prior completion of BUSB 301 is recommended.

ENGB 351 Writing and Work (3 Credits)

Advanced course focusing on diverse forms of writing in the workplace, including but not limited to reports, proposals, evaluations, and persuasive documents. Special attention paid to collaborative writing settings, presentation strategies, and web design principles.

ENGB 360 Topics in Literature and Film (1-3 Credits)

Selected intermediate topics in literature and/ or film chosen to reflect student interest and instructor availability. May be repeated for degree credit for a maximum of 6 credits, given a different topic.

ENGB 447 Business, Literature, and Film (3 Credits)

Examination of representations of business, commerce, and related themes in literature and film from various genres, periods, and cultures.

ENGB 449 Literature, Globalism, and Enterprise (3 Credits)

Study of literature from various genres, periods, and cultures through the twin lenses of globalism and enterprise. Themes may include cultural and economic hegemony; multinational business; post-colonialism; evolving representations of markets, exchange, and power; regionalism; authority and voice; etc.

Finance (FINC)

FINC 661 Financial Markets and Institutions (4 Credits)

Analysis of the role of money/capital markets and financial institutions in the allocation of capital in the economy. Depository and non-depository financial institutions are examined with special attention to the evolution and regulation of such institutions. 

FINC 662 Investment Theory and Analysis (4 Credits)

Examination of theoretical framework for investments and portfolio analysis. Focuses on development of investment objectives and evaluation of risk-return trade-off leading up to optimal portfolio selection and management. 

Geographic Information Systems (GISB)

GISB 410 The Urban Community: A Spatial Approach (3 Credits)

Study of the urban community, including the topics of city dynamics, metropolitan concepts, neighborhoods, migration, race, ethnicity, gender, poverty, industrial location, edge cities, environment, and urban planning. Spatial analysis is introduced to better understand the city. Several GIS labs on urban processes are included. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 333 or introductory-level course in Information Systems.

GISB 691 Introduction to Location Analytics and Marketing (4 Credits)

Examination of the strategic marketing planning process, with special emphasis on components for which geographic information systems (GIS) can provide valuable decision- making support. Focus on the use of GIS in support of environmental scanning, market segmentation, target marketing, test marketing, distribution, and targeted promotional activities. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

GISB 692 Spatial Analysis of Global Business (4 Credits)

Evaluation using geographic information systems (GIS) of core business functions in an international context and the implications of global issues for business decision makers. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

GISB 694 Location Analytics and Decision Making (4 Credits)

Examination and analysis of the information systems topical areas of databases, big data, mobile technologies, social media, outsourcing, and how they underpin contemporary GIS. Includes planning, design, and consulting for GIS. Build on the base of GISB 691 and GISB 692. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

GISB 695 Managing and Leading the Contemporary Spatial Business (4 Credits)

Integration of course concepts on GIS systems planning, decision-making, and strategy with prior coursework. Student teams work with top management of a local company to develop a geographic information systems (GIS) Strategic Design Plan. The outcome is a Strategic GIS plan presented to the firm. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

Health Science (HLSC)

HLSC 116 The Stress of Living (3 Credits)

Considers individual lifestyles and stress styles and teaches stress management techniques, including relaxation response, imagery, and self-hypnosis. Appropriate stress management intervention for the individual, group, and organization. Includes experiential and didactic learning experiences.

HLSC 396 Special Studies in Health Science (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how each is to be reported and evaluated.

Humanities (HUMB)

HUMB 309 Theories of Human Nature (3 Credits)

Analysis and comparison of a number of major theories of human nature. Not open to students who have received credit for MGTW 310.

HUMB 396 Special Studies: Arts and Humanities (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. May repeat for a maximum of 6 credits, given different content.

Information Systems

ISYS 364 Geographical Information Systems: Managing Environmental Problems (3 Credits)

Students, managers, and business professionals are introduced to the use and practical importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Covers the design and functioning of GIS, applications to business and environmental problems, and management of GIS. Includes hands-on experience. Not open to students who have completed ISYS 365.

Information Technology (INFT)

INFT 600 MSIT Program Orientation (0 Credits)

Introduces students to the MSIT curriculum and the approach to graduate academic engagement offered at the University of Redlands School of Business and its unique learning community. 
Credit/no credit only.

INFT 621 Database Management Foundations (4 Credits)

Overview of fundamental database development concepts, including modeling, design, and implementation. The course provides a realistic context in which students can learn how database and database processing are developed in a simulated real-world setting. Focus is on how database management systems can be used to facilitate business problem-solving. 

INFT 625 Special Topics in Information Technology (4 Credits)

Examines new and promising information technologies to include the processes of technological change and innovations, role of government, assessing new markets, economic and social consequences, and technology scenario planning. Includes student discussions of special topics in a seminar format. Not open to students who have received credit for TCOM 663 Emerging Technologies.

INFT 640 Systems Analysis and Design (4 Credits)

Examines the principles of systems analysis and design. Studies both traditional and object-oriented perspectives, methodologies, tools, and strategies.

INFT 645 Communications/Networks/Mobile (4 Credits)

Provides an overview of the field, including the basic technical concepts of signals and waves, modulation, telephone systems, the telecommunications industry, the public network, local and wide-area networks, the Internet, wireless technologies and services, business applications for telecommunications, and global telecommunications.

INFT 647 Business Analytics (4 Credits)

This course provides an overview of business analytics for data-driven decision making. Different techniques, including data and text mining and location analytics, are covered. Ethical and legal aspects of analytics are discussed. The importance of the right organizational focus, culture, people, and technology to develop business analytics success is also discussed.

INFT 650 IT Project Management (4 Credits)

Develops the project management skills needed to define, plan, lead, monitor, and complete projects. Presents an understandable, integrated view of the concepts, skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management by weaving together current theory and practice.

INFT 657 Change and Security Management (4 Credits)

Examines components of organizational change required to implement information technology solutions and focuses on developing the technical, communication, and managerial skills necessary to manage such organizational change. In addition, technologies and management techniques necessary to create appropriately secure and effective information systems are also discussed.

INFT 697 IS/IT Strategy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrates and synthesizes the MSIT program through research and analysis of a strategic information technology issue in the client company. Requires collection and analysis of primary and secondary data. Students evaluate alternative courses of action and present recommendations for successful resolution to company executives. 
Prerequisites: INFT 650 and pre/co-requisite INFT 657.

International Business (INTB)

INTB 470 International Area Studies (4 Credits)

Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure. 
May substitute for BUSB 342.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or by permission. May be repeated for credit given different country or region.

INTB 495 Global Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with an organization in a foreign country. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. With Undergraduate Program Director approval, may substitute for BUSB 485. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 481.

INTB 655 Global Environment for Business (4 Credits)

Exploration of the theoretical and practical concepts of geopolitical and economic relations to evaluate the effects of globalization on business. Focus is on evaluating and formulating strategic responses to diverse political, economic, and social factors regarding the risks they present for international trade and investment, resource allocation decisions, and organizational structures. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 
Not open to students who have received credit for INTB 693, FINC 662, GISB 692, or INTB 670.

INTB 670 International Area Studies (4 Credits)

Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure. Note: Students cannot repeat the same course destination from their undergraduate program. May substitute for BUAD 642, INFT 630, INTB 655, INTB 693, INTB 694, ISYS 680, GISB 692, or MGMT 690.

INTB 690 Global Business Operations (4 Credits)

Advanced analysis of the causes that motivate businesses to establish operations on a global scale, the application of effective techniques to manage these activities and their financial consequences, and the integration of global operations decisions across business functions. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies.

INTB 693 Global Finance (4 Credits)

Study and application of finance in the global arena. Focus of critical attention on how financial strategies, risk, tools, investments, theories, and institutions work in a global context. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 

INTB 694 Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Exploration and application of marketing concepts to the demands and conditions of the global marketplace. Critical evaluation of the marketing challenges presented by the increased exposure of individuals, businesses, and governments to international market forces. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 

INTB 695 Global Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with an organization in a foreign country. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for MGMT 697/697W, INTB 692W, FINC 664W, GISB 693W, ISYS 683W, MGMT 694W, MGMT 695, OR BUAD 696.

Management (MGMT)

MGMT 296 Special Studies: Military Science (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated.

MGMT 334 Management Simulation (1-6 Credits)

Advanced applications approach to the study of management. Survey and application of the main aspects of management: communicating, motivating, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, change, and conflict.

MGMT 347 Supervision (3 Credits)

Study of the worker with emphasis on motivating, communicating, counseling, training, managing time, and evaluating performance. Emphasis is on small groups and individuals rather than the organization and its environment.

MGMT 387 Humor and Creative Management (3 Credits)

Consideration of cognitive styles and exploration of theories of humor while providing exercises connecting creative intelligence and humor. Students develop framework for examining organizational humor and cognition and their relationships to innovation and creativity. Also construct models and plans for intervention to enhance humor and creative intelligence in organizations. Not open to students who have received credit for MGMT 386.

MGMT 396 Special Studies: Management (0-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated.

MGMT 397A Special Studies: Leadership and Motivation (1-3 Credits)

Leadership and motivation theory with personal application and development for understanding leadership in today’s diverse work environments. Topics include merging leadership and motivational concepts such as transformational leadership, emotional intelligence, the triarchic theory of intelligence, followership, job satisfaction, power and influence, change and creativity.

MGMT 397B Special Studies: Management of Human Capital (1-3 Credits)

Study and critical analysis of both theory and practice of human capital management in modern complex organizations.

MGMT 397C Special Studies: Money and Banking (1-3 Credits)

Development of electronic money and banking into the traditional subjects of money, banking, and financial markets. The course provides an integrated coverage of domestic and international financial markets and the global economy.

MGMT 398 Special Studies: Public Service Administration (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated.

MGMT 604 Managerial Assessment and Development (4 Credits)

Students assess and develop their personal skills, interpersonal skills, group skills, and specific communication skills through self-assessment, study of theory, analysis, practice, and application. Students assess their career preferences and develop personal action plans.

MGMT 610 Contexts for Contemporary Management (4 Credits)

Critical analysis course providing students with research methods, written and oral communication strategies, and leadership skills necessary for graduate-level work. Focus on diverse historical and cultural contexts in management thought, with special attention paid to shifting perspectives on organizational life.

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4 Credits)

Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resource management, organizational design, decision making and management of change. 

MGMT 633 Assessment of 21st Century Leadership Skills (1 Credits)

Orientation to and assessment of 21st Century Skills including improving performance with systemic thinking, supporting change, and adding value. Includes 360-degree assessment and personal assessment of management skills, management knowledge through a standardized test, and knowledge of business mathematics.

MGMT 634 Leading Individuals and Teams (4 Credits)

Leading Individuals and Teams provides the foundations for understanding the behavior of individuals and teams in organizations. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on understanding individuals and groups and managing their performance.

MGMT 365 Analytics for Managers (4 Credits)

This course provides a managerial overview of business analytics in the contemporary organization. Current/aspiring managers and consumers of analytics will learn about analytical approaches to managerial decision making. Stages of analytical maturity and elements of analytical competitiveness will be examined to prescribe a roadmap for successfully deploying analytics in the organization.

MGMT 636 Leadership Communication (4 Credits)

Course provides advanced analytical approaches for strategic written, presentation and interpersonal communication in organizational contexts. Focus on practical methods that advance leaders' abilities to inform, engage, persuade, and influence professional audiences. Special attention paid to changing forms, formats, and culture in contemporary professional communication.

MGMT 637 Strategic Leadership and Management of Change (4 Credits)

Strategic leadership and management of change provides a macro view of organizations. The course takes a big picture view of organizations and walks a student through strategic thinking about their own organization. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on organizational change, decision-making, organizational design, organizational culture and power and politics.

MGMT 638 Purposeful Leadership (4 Credits)

Purposeful Leadership provides an integrative perspective of organizational and societal responsibilities of leaders. The course covers four interwoven dimensions of purposeful leadership: personal, relational, strategic and
societal. Drawing upon a wide range of concepts and applications, the primary theme of the course is an examination of the critical role leaders play an ensuring that organizations perform in an effective, meaningful, ethical and socially redeeming manner.

MGMT 639 Reflection on 21st Century Leadership Skills (1 Credits)

Assessment of and reflection of 21st-century skills including improving performance with systemic thinking, supporting change, and adding value. Includes 360-degree assessment and personal assessment of management skills, management knowledge through a standardized test, and knowledge of business mathematics.

MGMT 651 Analytics for Managerial Decision Making (4 Credits)

Provides students with an understanding of the role analytics plays in the decision-making process. Topics include quantitative methods of managerial decision-making including linear programming (LP), network models, transportation, assignment, transshipment, project management (PERT/CPM), inventory management, simulation, decision theory, forecasting, and supply chain management.

MGMT 661 Introduction to Analytics and Decision Making (4 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to business analytics and applied decision-making using simple quantitative techniques. Topics include cost-revenue models, competitiveness, productivity, forecasting, project management, and linear programming as they relate to business decisions in a dynamic environment.

MGMT 667 Business, Ethics, and Society (4 Credits)

Examination of the ethical, legal, and social environment of business and its impact on managerial decision-making. 

MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex organizations. Topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment. 

MGMT 680 Marketing Management (4 Credits)

Exploration of crucial aspects of marketing with emphasis on the customer and the marketing mix. Development of analytical and critical thinking skills through case study. Design and assessment of a basic marketing plan. Not open to students who have received credit for INTB-694W, ISYS-681W, FINC-661W or GISB-691W.

MGMT 683 Marketing Analytics (4 Credits)

Examination of the strategic planning process with emphasis on marketing resource allocation decision driven by marketing analytics. Focus on the use of quantitative and data analysis tools to define optimal marketing mix, perform effective analysis of customers and digital marketing campaigns as well as integrate spatial thinking in decision making.

MGMT 686 Organization Theory (4 Credits)

Students develop social skills and apply theories of organizational structure and design, decision-making, power, politics, culture, innovation and change to real-world case studies in order to make convincing recommendations to management.

MGMT 690 Strategy (4 Credits)

Strategy sets a critical direction and guides the allocation of resources to achieve long-term organizational objectives. Examination of the formulation of strategy based on internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats in the context of changing technology and environment. Not open to students who have completed MGMT 697W.

MGMT 693 Marketing Strategy (4 Credits)

Marketing strategy integrates marketing and other functional areas within a firm. It provides orientation to organizations on how to use resources and capabilities to maximize long-run customer value, as well as generate the greatest financial return.

MGMT 695 Management Consulting Capstone (4 Credits)

This course integrates prior coursework within the program with student teams developing the relevant parameters for a consulting engagement and applying appropriate theoretical knowledge in that setting to prepare and present a project report. Prerequisite: All other MAM courses.

Science (SCIB)

SCIB 150 Current Issues in Science and Technology (3 Credits)

Examination of some of the most important technological developments of this century and their impact upon human lives. Examination of the complex relationship among humans, the environment, and technology. Not open to students who have received credit for LSNS 150.

SCIB 201 Natural Sciences Through Living Laboratories (3 Credits)

Exploration of the principles and methodology of astronomy, marine biology, natural history, and ecology to understand the natural environment. Students will utilize campus-based facilities and field sites throughout Southern California as laboratories. Not open to students who have received credit for LSNS 201.

SCIB 460 Topics in Environmental Science (3 Credits)

Greater understanding of the science that underlies such environmental problems as ozone depletion and the loss of genetic diversity through explorations of the nature and scope of science relative to environmental issues. The methods of science, the limitations of scientific knowledge, and the role of science in society today are discussed. Not open to students who have received credit for EVSW 460.

Social Science (SOCB)

SOCB 302 The Personal and Social Impact of Marital Dissolution (2-3 Credits)

Issues include the environment of the formerly married (divorced, separated, widowed); problems encountered before, during, and after the process of dissolution; single parenthood; common causes of marital difficulties and approaches to their resolution; adjustments of the individual from married to single life; and social forces affecting the lives of the formerly married. Not open to students who have received credit for ISSS 302.

SOCB 304 Death and Bereavement (2-3 Credits)

Economic, legal, psychological, and historical aspects of the process of the dying person and the survivors; similarities and differences of reactions to death and dying; causes and consequences of suicide; fear of and curiosity about death; and social attitudes concerning death and dying. Not open to students who have received credit for ISSS 304.

SOCB 307 Gender and Work (3 Credits)

Examination of social-psychological, political, and historical realities affecting men and women in the workplace. Incorporates personal experience as students; examines issues such as power tokenism, support, networking, socialization, and change. Special interplay to the exchange between gender and other social factors such as race, class, and sexual orientation.

SOCB 309 The American Family (3 Credits)

Broad interdisciplinary overview of the variety of situations that we call “the American family.” Designed to allow students to pursue particular interests in this area. Not open to students who have received credit for SOC 309.

Accounting (ACCTCS)

ACCTCS 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Explore financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures used in daily business operations. Examine the use of economic resources, as well as the obligations and activities of financial entities. Learn how financial information is used to analyze the financial health and performance of an enterprise.

ACCTCS 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)

Analysis of financial and relevant non-financial information used in planning, directing, motivating and evaluating economic behavior. Concepts, terms and techniques from financial accounting, economics and behavioral sciences are applied to operational situations.

ACCTCS 310 Intermediate Accounting I (4 Credits)

Study of the financial accounting environment and the authoritative accounting literature that provides a guide to the recording of economic resources and obligations, and the related economic activities of a business enterprise. 
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 220.

ACCTCS 320 Intermediate Accounting II (4 Credits)

Study of the financial accounting environment and the authoritative accounting literature that provides a guide to the recording of economic resources and obligations, and the related economic activities of business enterprise. 
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 310.

ACCTCS 410 Auditing (4 Credits)

Examine the purposes, expectations, and responsibilities of independent public auditors as the profession evolves in society. Emphasis on the auditor’s decision process. Topics: legal liability, ethics, sampling theory, evidence, and audit standards. 
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 310.

ACCTCS 415 Tax Accounting (4 Credits)

Determine federal and state income tax liability for individuals, corporations and partnerships. Topics: calculating taxes, filing returns, paying taxes, refunds, and legislative and judicial development of tax law. 
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 210.

ACCTCS 421 Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting (2 Credits)

Learn accounting principles and practices related to state and local government agencies and not-for-profit entities, including hospitals, colleges, religious groups, and social service organizations. Topics: fund accounting and financial analysis. 
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 210. 

Business (BUSCS)

BUSCS 310 Supply Chain Management Principles and Practices (3 Credits)

Survey of supply chain management, including defining the scope of service, procurement, and purchasing and materiel management. Business concepts include return on investment, value chain principles, contracts and legal issues, and operations management.

BUSCS 311 Supply Chain Management Logistics (3 Credits)

Examine transportation and distribution concerns, including production scheduling, third-party logistics, calculating costs of services, warehousing, materiel management, analyzing value of services, staffing and supervision, and technology.

BUSCS 312 Supply Chain Management Procurement (3 Credits)

Explore procurement management and contract administration, including procurement policies and procedures, supplier selection, cost analysis, contract negotiation, strategic sourcing, bidding and requests for proposals, and overall project management.

BUSCS 313 Supply Chain Management Practicum (3 Credits)

Capstone experience focusing on the application of industry best practices. Topics include aligning supply chain management operations with business practices. 
Prerequisites: two of the following courses: BUSCS 310, BUSCS 311, or BUSCS 312.

BUSCS 320 Managing Individual Performance (3 Credits)

Explore the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and managers in developing, monitoring, and managing performance standards. Topics include motivation, goal setting, supervisory excellence, communication skills, reward systems, vision, and values.

BUSCS 322 Leading and Managing Teams (3 Credits)

Examine how effective teams are led and managed even when you may not have direct authority over team members. Understand hierarchies, team dynamics, managing expectations, coaching, mentoring, aligning teams with organizational goals, and communication.

BUSCS 323 Managing and Resolving Conflict (2 Credits)

Develop effective conflict management skills. Learn how and when conflicts arise and identify approaches to manage conflicts with subordinates, peers, and supervisors. Know how to engender goodwill and develop win-win conflict management tactics. 

BUSCS 324 Organizational Change Management (2 Credits)

Identify when, how, and why organizational change occurs. Create approaches to manage change by using intervention strategies, creating buy-in, communicating in a productive and positive manner, identifying the sequence of change, and managing resistance.

BUSCS 325 Organizational Leadership Principles and Practice (2 Credits)

Explore organizational leadership roles: visionary, manager, director, change agent, supervisor, coach, and mentor. Identify how leadership styles influence the direction of the organization. Develop an appreciation for how leaders affect daily operations.

BUSCS 340 Principles of Marketing (4 Credits)

Introduction to the concept of marketing and marketing principles, with a focus on how marketing creates value for the customer. Survey the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and place/distribution) and its application to products and services in profit and not-for-profit enterprises in a local, national, and international environment.

BUSCS 341 Marketing Research (3 Credits)

Learn how to make effective marketing decisions using marketing research. Explore market research sources, data collection, analysis, surveys, research theories, and strategies. Evaluate quantitative and qualitative research with an emphasis on the value and limitations of various sources. Identify how to blend and manage marketing research sources.

BUSCS 342 Customer Experience Management (3 Credits)

Develop an appreciation for the various ways customers experience products and services from brand awareness to product and service fulfillment to loyalty programs. Examine the customer and brand experience. Identify how to create a customer experience management system. Learn to deliver exceptional customer service.

BUSCS 343 Internet and Social Media Marketing (3 Credits)

Explore Internet marketing, including its components, structure, and technology, as well as the application of marketing concepts to social media. Learn the strategies, tools, and tactics related to Internet marketing with special attention given to the development of messaging techniques designed for specific social media tools.

BUSCS 344 Integrated Marketing Communication (3 Credits)

Survey the integration of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, direct marketing, and the marketing mix to support marketing strategy. Learn the linkages of segmentation, targeting, positioning, buyer behavior, and branding. Explore planning, budgeting, and the execution of a comprehensive, integrated marketing communication program from message development through media selection and evaluation.

BUSCS 345 Marketing Analytics (3 Credits)

Learn how marketing measurement relates to business return on investment using analytics. Review top view campaign performance, tactical management, and real-time campaign monitoring. Explore how to integrate results from multiple media and channels, including retail, sales, direct marketing, and online media. Covers use of analytics tools.

BUSCS 350 Financial Planning, Principles, and Practice (3 Credits)

Learn how financial plans are developed. Topics include: establishing a client-planner relationship, gathering client data and determining client financial needs for investment, insurance, estate planning, and retirement benefits. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the financial planner, including professional ethics.

BUSCS 351 Insurance Planning and Risk Management (3 Credits)

Develop life, health, casualty, and liability insurance planning strategies as part of a comprehensive financial plan. Topics include: assessing and managing risk, evaluating insurance products for tax and estate planning consequences, and understanding the role of insurance in retirement and businesses.

BUSCS 352 Investment Planning (3 Credits)

Survey various investment vehicles available to meet financial planning goals. Topics include: evaluating risk tolerance, asset allocation strategies, security analysis, bond and security valuations, modern portfolio theory, market analysis, alternative investment instruments, and special topics.

BUSCS 353 Income Tax Planning (3 Credits)

Develop an understanding of income tax planning opportunities, issues, and challenges. Topics include income tax law, compliance, calculations, accounting, tax of business entities, trust and estate tax, tax basis, depreciation, like-kind exchange consequences, property tax, alternative minimum tax (AMT), tax reduction techniques, passive activity rules, special circumstances, and deductions.

BUSCS 354 Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning (3 Credits)

Learn how employee benefit plans and comprehensive retirement planning help clients meet their financial goals. Topics include retirement needs analysis, Social Security, types of retirement plans, qualified plan rules, investment considerations, distribution rules and consequences, employee benefit plans and options.

BUSCS 355 Estate Planning (3 Credits)

Survey estate planning principles as they relate to the development of a comprehensive financial plan. Topics include property titles and transfers, documents, including wills and trusts, gifting strategies, tax consequences and compliance, liquidating estates, charitable giving, life insurance, business transfers, fiduciaries, and special topics.

BUSCS 356 Financial Plan Development (3 Credits)

Develop professional financial planning strategies, approaches, and techniques. Upon completing the course, each participant will have developed and presented a comprehensive financial plan based on various client concerns, life stages, and risk tolerances.

Human Resources Management (HRCS)

HRCS 310 Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

Study the theory and practice of the human resource personnel function in organizations, including labor relations. Current issues in human resources management will be addressed.

HRCS 311 Legal Aspects of Human Resources Management (3 Credits)

Review state and federal regulations governing human resources management, including labor law, discrimination, sexual harassment, occupational safety and health (OSHA), unions, and labor relations.

HRCS 312 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3 Credits)

Explore recruitment and staffing processes, including analyzing position requirements, preparing job descriptions, recruiting candidates, selecting finalists, and orienting new employees.

HRCS 313 Compensation and Benefits Administration (3 Credits)

Explore the design, development, and administration of common employee compensation and benefit programs, including pay strategies, administration of health care and retirement plans, and reward systems.

HRCS 314 Performance Management (3 Credits)

Review of best practices in measuring, analyzing and monitoring job performance. Topics include: assessing performance, preparing and delivering performance reviews, documenting disciplinary actions, and aligning job performance with organizational goals and objectives.

HRCS 316 Ethics in Human Resources Management (1 Credits)

Review ethical issues and dilemmas human resources professionals face in the workplace. Explore organizational culture, the role of human resources manager, laws and legal constraints, and rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.

HRCS 317 Risk Management and Workers Compensation Administration (1 Credits)

Explore the identification and management of risk from a human resources perspective, including workers’ compensation liabilities, workplace health and safety concerns, adequate or appropriate insurance coverage, and hostile work environments.

HRCS 318 Training and Development (1 Credits)

Examine current trends and issues in workplace training and development with special attention to the design, development, and application of training programs to improve productivity, safety, and quality.