Required Courses

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WGB 518

Introduction to Business Statistics

3 CH

This course employs extensive use of data and statistical methods to support and improve organizational decision-making. Topics include data visualizations, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and the use of computer software for statistical applications. The primary focus will be on the flexibility of the analysis, and the ability to present the results in an intuitive and understandable manner for greater organizational impact. The ethical issues related to big data will also be discussed.

WGB 519

Introduction to Business Economics

3 CH

Basic concepts and analytical techniques from micro- and macro-economics, including supply and demand, price determination, market structures, fiscal policy, and the monetary system and policy. With a financial perspective, the course will also cover issues related to international economics including foreign direct investment, comparative advantage, and determinants of exchange rates.

WGB 602

Financial & Managerial Accounting

3 CH

Financial Accounting and Reporting: Learn how to prepare and interpret financial statements. Understand the theoretical framework and knowledge of US financial reporting standards. Managerial Accounting and Control: Introduce and explore the essentials of providing relevant and useful corporate managerial accounting information for business decision makers.

WGB 603

Corporate Financial Management

3 CH

Provides an introduction to three key areas in finance - financial markets, financial management and valuation- focusing on how capital is effectively raised and invested in a value based management framework. Topics covered include: analysis of firm performance using financial ratios and other measures; techniques to assess new opportunities including new product lines, projects or corporate investments; an introduction to global capital markets; the relationship between risk and return; determinants of a firm’s cost of raising capital and the basic factors impacting the value of financial securities.

WGB 612

Leading & Influencing with Integrity

3 CH

Leaders and managers at all levels in organizations must influence others to enable achievement of the organization’s objectives. Leading and influencing with integrity requires understanding of one’s self, other people, the situational and cultural context, as well as both current and future impacts of actions taken. Through course learning experiences students develop individual and organizational strategies to influence others, shape culture, manage change, negotiate, and facilitate employee engagement and performance so that their organizations can contribute to society in ways that are effective, responsible and sustainable.