An introduction to accounting for non-business majors that follows the business cycle of a start-up company. Topics include researching a company, financing operations, planning and budgeting, and the basic accounting cycle.
An introduction to corporate financial statements, their preparation, and their use in decision making by persons outside the organization. The course focuses on analyzing business transactions to chart their effects on the results of operations, the cash flows, and the financial position of businesses organized for profit.
A minimum grade of C in ACC 2303. Only open to BBA students. An introduction to principles of managerial accounting. Emphasis is given to the development and use of accounting information to support managerial decision-making processes in manufacturing, service, and not-for-profit settings. Topics include managerial concepts and systems, various analyses for decision making, and planning and control.
The course provides career exploration and development experiences designed for accounting majors in the first semester of the accounting core. It assists you in self-assessment, increasing personal marketability, choosing your career concentration focus, and developing various “soft skills” desired by hiring employers. The course offers unique professional development activities. Credit may not be received after receiving credit in BUS 3101.
An examination of financial accounting considerations of business transactions. Emphasis is placed on understanding the accounting cycle, the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, and recognition, measurement and reporting of receivables, inventories, property, plant and equipment, intangibles, liabilities, and stockholders' equity.
A continuation course to ACC 3301, examining financial accounting considerations of business transactions. Emphasis is placed on understanding the recognition, measurement, and reporting of revenue, earnings per share, deferred taxes, pensions, and leases.
An in-depth study of the application of information systems knowledge to the accounting environment. Emphasis is upon developing students' abilities to understand the processing of accounting data (with an emphasis on the computer environment) and the controls that are necessary to assure accuracy and reliability of the data processed by the accounting system.
An examination of the economic theory on which the United States taxation system is based and the legal principles surrounding income taxation.
(Not open to accounting majors.) The first of two courses for non-accounting majors covering financial accounting concepts and practices applicable to business enterprises organized for profit. Topics include the accounting cycle, the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, measurement and reporting issues relating to receivables, inventories, intangible assets, property and equipment, and an overview of the income statement and balance sheet. May not be taken after credit received for ACC 3301.
(Not open to accounting majors). A continuation of ACC 3305 for non-accounting majors, focusing on current liabilities, long-term debt, investments, stockholders' equity, and the statement of cash flows. Coverage includes accounting issues related to pensions, leases, deferred income taxes, earnings per share, accounting changes, and error analysis. May not be taken after credit received for ACC 3302.
Use of primary sources of authoritative literature in resolving complex, professionally-oriented problems, primarily in financial accounting and taxation. Development of critical thinking and written and oral communication skills through applied research cases.
See MIS 3332 for course information.
Advanced study of managerial accounting and its use in both internal and external reporting, with an emphasis on managerial decision making. Course topics include various costing systems, cost-volume-profit analysis and the contribution approach to decision making, budgeting, and other managerial topics for planning and control.
This course provides an overview of the oil and gas industry with respect to the accounting, tax, and legal functions of an organization. This includes the introduction of general terminology, history, and technical advances in the oil and gas industry as well as detailed analyses of industry specific accounting methods, cost recovery systems as well as financing and organizational structure trends in the industry.
(Not open to pre-business students). Examination of accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting for state and local governments, the federal government, and not-for-profit entities.
A study of the processes conducted by independent, internal, and governmental accountants to audit, attest, and provide assurance services on information provided by management. Theoretical concepts of materiality, audit risk, and evidential matter are explored, along with the auditor's understanding of controls in a sophisticated technological environment. The application of these concepts in a way that develops critical thinking and communications skills is emphasized.
(Not open to pre-business students.) A study of partnership accounting practices and the techniques followed to consolidate the financial statements of parent and subsidiary companies. Attention is also given to the distinctive accounting procedures associated with governmental and not-for-profit accounting.
Examination of moral and ethical issues within the accounting profession and the broader business environment. In addition to a broad study of ethical behavior and decision making, various professional codes of conduct within the accounting profession will be examined. Central to this examination will be the discussion of integrity, independence and objectivity, as well as accountants' legal liability.
Basic tax concepts and principles. Extensive discussion of an individual's income deductions as well as family tax planning issues. Examination of the effect of taxes on business decisions, including a study of the various forms of businesses. Coverage also includes taxation of employee benefits, business expenses, and gift, estate, and trust taxation. Limited tax return preparation. May not be taken after credit received for ACC 3304.
Examination of international accounting within the context of managing multinational enterprises (MNEs). The course will address accounting issues in the context of different countries. Exploration of the factors that influence accounting standards and practices and how those factors impact the harmonization of worldwide standards.
Supervised work, full-time, for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks with duties consistent with those of beginning accounting graduates.
Individualized research in accounting. Student's proposals for special study project must be approved by the supervising faculty member. Offered on demand and by consent of the advisor for one to six semester hours. May be repeated several times under different topics.
An introductory course designed to facilitate the transition of first-year business students to the Hankamer School of Business (HSB). The course will include expert panels, guest speakers, alumni, faculty, and student guests, and provide exposure to HSB programming, build relationships within HSB, enhance the opportunity for academic success, and connect students with HSB. Selected topics include: role of the HSB curriculum, success in the Business School, HSB programming, business majors, building a professional portfolio, introduction to career services, and the importance of networking.
An introductory course designed to increase the business and financial literacy of pre-business majors and lay a strong foundation for business ethics. Interactive, hands-on simulations and daily readings increase business and financial literacy. Working with the Baylor University Honor Code and various corporate codes of ethics improve both personal and professional ethics. Regular visits from Baylor alumni are a key component of the course.
This course cannot count toward the BBA degree. Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying business productivity tools to everyday tasks. Focus is on business productivity software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes modules on hardware, software, cybersecurity, and networks/Internet..
A hands-on course designed to familiarize students with current software application tools used by business professionals -- such as spreadsheets and databases -- that are essential to helping managers organize, store, analyze, share, and present data to help promote effective business decision-making.
This course consists of a variety of career exploration and development experiences designed to help students identify their passion; prioritize and focus their job search efforts; and develop their leadership, communication, and personal marketability. Topics include self-assessment; career passion discovery; career exploration and development exercises; and interview training to assist in finding rewarding internships and full-time jobs.
The energy industry in the United States and the world. Fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), renewables (solar, wind, biomass, hydropower), current events, and environmental/regulatory issues. Analysis of major companies, sources of information, and career opportunities.
Only open to BBA students, excluding Pre-business majors. This course consists of a variety of career exploration and development experiences designed to prioritize and focus the students’ job search needs; and develop the students’ leadership, communication, and personal marketability. It will introduce networking skills, company (prospective employer) analysis, internship/job analysis and search strategy, interviewing skills, and negotiation techniques to maximize the students’ new-hire potential. Credit may not be received after receiving credit in ACC 3101.
Basic personal financial management. Principal topics include personal financial statements (balance sheet and income statement); budgeting and cash management; responsible use of consumer credit; personal income taxes; types of personal insurance; investment alternatives; buying and financing major assets (home, automobile, appliances); and estate planning.
This course focuses on communication situations found in business and the work world. It is designed to help students become more successful in their professional lives. It incorporates the wide range of oral communication needed in our ever-growing diverse business and professional cultures. Topics of study and practice include improving presentation skills, overcoming communication apprehension, understanding the challenges of diverse cultures in the workforce, appreciating genderlect, using successful interpersonal skills, working in teams, developing leadership, preparing for ethical challenges, and participating in business dinner etiquette.
An interdisciplinary introduction to the unique problems and opportunities that face firms engaged in international business, from the point of view of the multinational firm doing business abroad. Special attention is given to the international environment. The course is taught only outside the United States.
This course prepares students for the communication challenges of the twenty-first century workplace. Essential elements of the writing process are covered. Students complete the standard brief transactional messages; follow a structured research process and produce an executive report; and make a professional oral presentation. Job search communication is included with an emphasis on strategic best practices.
Overview of communication differences between cultures and how to successfully adapt global business practices across different cultures. Taught in a global setting it will utilize both organizational and cultural experiences to enhance written and verbal communication skills.
This course focuses on corporate training and its application to professional and staff development within business and industry. Course content includes learning styles, theories, and processes with an emphasis on the practical application to corporate training needs. In small groups, students will assess a training need, design/develop a training activity, and then conduct an actual training session.
A study of how business decisions and actions incorporate ethical issues. Individuals, organizations, economic/political systems and societies are influenced in significant ways by the ethical principles they use when shaping decisions about how to conduct business. The course examines, from a Christian perspective, the ethical foundations, responsibilities, and consequences of business practices in our society. Study includes the use of case studies illustrating the application of ethical theory in situations that students will likely encounter in their careers.
A search of the scriptures for presuppositions, principles, and propositional statements that have modern business applications. It is independent research with the exchange of Biblical discoveries and discerned applications to ethical and social problems faced in the business world.
BEST is a two-semester program designed to provide an innovative educational experience for selected students in the business school. During the fall semester, students enrolled in BUS 4380 will engage in various activities in close association with numerous Hankamer Business School faculty and community leaders. Proposed activities include an international trip, plant tours, self-assessments, career development exercises, and a weekend survival course. The second component of BEST involves enrollment in a special section of the business policy course (BUS 4385) during the spring.
May not be taken for graduate credit. Only open to BBA students. Not open to Pre-business majors. An integrative capstone course in which materials and techniques are drawn from many disciplines. Areas examined in the course include strategy formulation, implementation, and control from the perspective of the manager. Specific themes throughout the course include interpretation of mission, goals and objectives; competitive analysis, matching the strategic direction of the firm to the organization structure; and the interface between strategy and employees. All topics are explored from both domestic and international firm perspectives.
Supervised work within the energy industry corresponding with the student’s major and career goals.
May be taken for one to three hours credit.
Note: ECO 1305 does not count towards either an economics major or a business degree. This course provides an introduction to basic economic concepts, models, and tools used in economic analysis. In order to develop an appreciation for the value of economic analysis, applications are emphasized throughout the course. Students have the opportunity to apply the tools of economic analysis to a variety of issues including price controls, taxes, poverty, pollution, discrimination, competitive and monopolistic markets, economic growth, inflation and unemployment.
The nature and outcomes of economic decision-making at the individual, market, and aggregate levels. Rooted in traditional neoclassical economics and augmented with insights from the literature on transactions costs and institutions. Special attention is paid to questions of morality underlying economic decision-making.
Microeconomic analysis including the theories and applications of demand, production, industrial organization, international trade, and Christian ethics in economic decisions.
A minimum grade of C in ECO 2306. A study of basic economic concepts, business organization, economic role of government, national income analysis, national income theory, money and banking, and the business cycle.
A study of the structure and functioning of American financial institutions; the functioning of financial markets and the nature of security prices and interest rates; the basic concepts of bank management; the nature of money and the role of the central bank in its creation; the basic structure of the economy and the impact of monetary actions on this structure; and the basic tenets of Monetarism and modern Keynesian monetary theory.
Designed to provide an intensive study of contemporary microeconomic theory. Topics include consumer demand; market structure; production theory; the nature and behavior of costs; the pricing and allocation of productive resources; and the distribution of income. Emphasis is given to the use of these tools in business decision making.
Theories of long-term growth and short-term fluctuations in national economies, with emphasis on the macroeconomic implications of government policy. Topics include the national income accounting, long-run economic growth, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade and investment, alternative theories of the business cycle, monetary policy, and fiscal policy.
Designed to provide an economic foundation for engineering decisions. The course stresses methods for making optimum choices among engineering alternatives. Topics include cash flow and present value analysis; break-even analysis; the impact of taxes and inflation on investment decisions; methods for assigning costs; the treatment of risk in decision making; and capital budgeting. (Will not count toward a major in economics.)
International trade theories, trade policies and their effects, regional economic integration, international economic organizations, trade problems of less developed countries, determination of exchange rates, and functioning of the international monetary system. A student may not earn credit in both ECO 3331 and INB 3332.
This course develops and applies basic economic concepts to questions of poverty, inequality, and discrimination in the United States, and to global poverty issues. Special attention will be paid to the contribution economic principles can make to understanding family structure, participation in the labor force, and gender and racial discrimination. Attention will also be paid to evaluating public policies designed to ameliorate poverty and discrimination, including social insurance, welfare programs, minimum and living wage laws, and equal opportunity policies. No previous knowledge of economics is necessary; all necessary economic principles will be developed in this class. (Will not count toward a major in economics.)
Topics in the study of economics not covered by regular course offerings. Course may be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
Economic efficiency and its implications for social organization, human flourishing, and policy. Defining, measuring, and finding the means of achieving optimal human wellbeing. Pareto efficiency and the conditions necessary for it based on the Fundamental Theorems of welfare economics, and its application to markets, private organizations, government, and policy choices.
Examines basic causes of fluctuation in business activity. Topics include an examination of exogenous and endogenous influences on Gross National Product and other measures of economic activity, and the relationship between cycles in Gross National Product and cycles in particular industries and companies. The course emphasizes methods and techniques currently in use by business forecasters.
Application of the scientific method to economics using laboratory experimentation to test economic theories about individual and group behavior. Introduction of insights to economic modeling from psychology and other social sciences. Emphasis on the frontiers of research through study of journal articles.
Examines the economic organization of industry; a survey of major theoretical and applied issues in the field of industrial organization. Topics include theory of the firm, the welfare consequences of competition and market power, goals of the firm and market effects, collusion, mergers, price discrimination, product differentiation, predation, and public policy.
The impact of government on market outcomes and business decision-making. Topics covered include the historical development of business and public policy, the current state of antitrust enforcement; issues involving multinational corporations; the basis for regulated markets and forces favoring deregulation; the impact of consumer protection laws, environmental protection policies, occupational and safety enforcement; and affirmative action policies on business; and the outlook for government and business relations in the future.
Interrelationship of microeconomic theory and the law. The course looks at both the effects of law on economic activity and the effects of economic forces on the development of the law. Particular areas of law that will be discussed include property, contracts, torts, and procedure.
An elementary examination of the theory of games and strategic behavior with an emphasis on applications. Topics discussed include strategic form games, extensive form games, and games of asymmetric and incomplete information. Various equilibrium concepts will be discussed. Applies game theoretic concepts to strategic behavior in the social sciences, particularly economics and political science, with applications ranging from cartel behavior to international diplomacy.
Analysis of energy markets, with a focus on static and dynamic efficiency. Oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and renewables (including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and biofuels). Regulation and deregulation in electricity and natural gas markets. Energy derivatives. Policy issues related to market externalities, including pollution and climate change.
See ENV 4323 for course information.
Focuses on the use of economic tools to analyze the key intraregional markets-land and housing, transportation, labor and public services and examines their public policy implications. Also examines interregional relationships, the growth and decline of cities, and the economics of urbanization.
Description and analysis of currency markets, emphasizing their roles in the business environment. Topics include spot forward, futures, and options markets, currency, and interest rate swaps, models of exchange rate determination, the operation and relative merits of fixed and flexible exchange rate systems, and the management of exchange rate risk by business.
Critical analysis of current explanations of economic growth and development, involving historical aspects, policies for achieving development in emerging countries, and conditions necessary for continued growth in advanced countries.
A survey of the evolution of selected economies of Asia, with the aim of identifying in each case those conditions and policies which have aided or hindered economic progress.
Neoclassical approach to labor market analysis. Special attention is paid to the study of labor market phenomena from a microeconomic perspective, including the theory of wage rate determination, the concept of investment in human capital, the problems of race and sex discrimination, unemployment, and the impact of unionization on the structure of wages. Upon completion of this course a student will have a general working knowledge of the state of the art in labor market analysis and research.
An examination of the institutional structures and relative performance of representative capitalist and socialist economies of the world. Countries surveyed include the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Hungary, China and Yugoslavia.
Development of economic thought in relation to its economic and institutional background from the ancient philosophers to Alfred Marshall and neoclassical economists. Emphasis is placed on the contributions to economic thought of the founders.
Designed to acquaint the student with rudimentary mathematical techniques and their application to economic analysis.
Elementary and advanced topics in the application of statistical methods to economic inquiry. Multiple regression, forecasting, advanced estimation processes and simultaneous equation techniques are emphasized. The detection and treatment of problem areas are also examined.
Introduction to modern tools for determining the existence of causal relationships among variables. Emphasizes both the design of the research process and the use of advanced econometric techniques.
Economic aspects of health and medical care: theory, empirical evidence, history, institutions, and public policy.
Best practices in data collection, cleaning, manipulation, and data and code management. Methods and principles of data exploration and visualization. Unsupervised statistical learning techniques, supervised statistical learning techniques, and false discovery principles.
Assessing model accuracy, resampling methods, model selection, regularization, and dimension reduction. Machine learning techniques and their applications in economic research.
Market and non-market issues in income determination. Emphasis on the supply and demand model and its application to the analysis of poverty and the poverty population. The effects of labor incomes and demographic and institutional factors of living standards, achievements, and shortcoming of income maintenance (welfare), equal opportunity and employment programs will be analyzed.
An integrative capstone course for economics majors in which the technique of economic analysis are applied to a wide range of issues. Emphasis on the application of basic and advanced economic theoretical and empirical techniques to the analysis of issues relevant to the student's undergraduate degree program and career goals. Basic concepts emphasized throughout the course includes the effect of incentives on behavior, the role of markets as resource allocation mechanisms, and the use of optimization analysis as a standard for comparing outcomes.
Advanced topics in the study of economics not covered by regular course offerings. Course may be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
With the consent of the chair of the Department of Economics, this course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit.
Exploration of entrepreneurship as a career and the journey to become an entrepreneur. Topics include fundamentals of entrepreneurship and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Experiential learning with creativity and imagination in solving entrepreneurial problems. Counts as Fine Arts credit for BBA students.
An introductory course for students other than entrepreneurship majors. The course, which is designed around the business plan, examines how to formulate business ideas, select a location, select a legal form of organization, locate financing sources, assess the market, develop a human resource management system, and establish budgets for control.
An introductory course in entrepreneurship designed to explore the development of innovative thinking and venture exploration which would ultimately lead to a new venture. Topics covered include: Developing an innovative perspective as well as identifying and testing venture concepts. Topics are introduced through the use of creative exercises, team projects, concept identification journals, discussion of entrepreneurship cases, and a business venture startup game.
Focuses on the individual and the skills and behaviors necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Students will develop creative thinking skills that will enable them to recognize business opportunities. Other skills include team building, goal setting, leadership, and negotiation. Significant portions of the course are conducted through experiential exercises and simulations.
Examines entrepreneurship in other countries by focusing on the unique opportunities and problems associated with the particular country being studied. Comparisons are made between the host country and the United States. General issues related to doing business across national boundaries are included. This course is taught only outside the United States.
Entrepreneurship is increasingly global in nature, continuously creating new opportunities and competitors. Global Perspectives on New Ventures provides a deep understanding of these dynamics and helps students develop startup concepts that are more likely to succeed in the country-business context in which they may one day launch new international ventures.
Successful entrepreneurs must effectively manage scarce resources in an increasingly complex and global world. This course is designed to provide students with a wide range of financial skills to more effectively manage their resources. Specific issues critical to emerging businesses such as financial forecasting, effective financial management, sources of financing, bootstrapping, and exit planning will be examined.
Explores the unique personal and interpersonal issues, as well as the business issues, associated with the family-owned and managed firm. Topics evaluated in the course include the competitive strengths and weaknesses of a family firm; the dynamics of family interactions and the family business culture; conflict resolutions; estate planning; and planning for succession.
Accelerated Ventures (AV) is a two-semester program designed to provide an innovative educational experience for students. During the first semester, students enrolled in ENT 4321 create real companies, raise funds, launch products and services, and generate sales. The second component of AV (ENT 4322) teaches students how to grow and sustain that company.
Accelerated Ventures Capstone (AVC) provides an integrative an innovative educational experience with emphasis on experiential learning. Focus is on start-up and new venture growth activities. Teaches students to use all functional areas of business to optimize options to expand firm revenue, finance firm growth and insure long-term sustainable value creation.
This class is a practicum in which the student will prepare a written business plan for an actual venture, business or nonprofit, which he/she plans to implement in the future. It will be very helpful if the student enters the course with the idea for this venture. Typed drafts of the plan and oral presentations of various sections will be submitted and presented during the course. Individuals from the business and/or nonprofit sectors will be involved in providing constructive criticism throughout the process.
The initial modules of the course explore the nature of innovation--its drivers, patterns and impacts on society and organizations of all sizes and missions. A core aim is delivering tools for recognizing breakthrough-level innovation opportunities and then practicing their use by inventing needed solutions. Subsequent modules focus on the use of these tools and processes in a larger organizational context where selecting the best innovation target is critical, and where stagnation and inertia tend to pull the firm away from the leading edge over time. The goals of the course include demonstrated skills needed for creating and implementing sustained, innovation-driven growth in corporate settings.
Business based on patentable technologies display different business models and characteristics from those of non-technical, mainstream businesses. Understanding these distinctions is critical to technology commercialization. Technology Entrepreneurship examines the entire technology commercialization process, from concept to market. It is intended to provide students in business, engineering, and the sciences with the knowledge needed to participate effectively in the processes required for the successful introduction of new technology products in the marketplace.
A summer study abroad program that covers a broad range of topics that critically affect startup concerns of businesses in the European Union. Primary emphasis is placed on marketing concerns, economic analysis, and business plan preparation for business. Other issues to be investigated include identifying venture opportunities, concept development, market analysis, pricing, budgeting, legal forms of organization, management of the team, and business valuation and dilution. The students will apply this knowledge by preparing a business plan for a business venture -- based on a well-defined concept of the product or service that could develop within their discipline -- and by presenting their final plans to a panel of private equity holders, venture capitalist, bankers, and other entrepreneurship experts. The course is only offered as part of a Baylor study abroad program.
The Shanghai Summer Program includes this version of Technology Entrepreneurship wherein the hands-on projects undertaken for companies are within Chinese entities, and the cross-functional teams are also cross-cultural (American and Chinese). The course is structured around the key elements of commercializing technology as in ENT 4340, the technology entrepreneurship class offered on the Baylor campus. After learning the core elements, students explore the differences of how they are applied to the Asian (especially Chinese) context, and the in-class learning is coupled with the opportunity to visit companies in China that are practicing these same elements. This course is designed to prepare the student for technology-based innovation in the global context.
Is capitalism good for the poor? This course examines the morality of capitalism, the role of institutions in perpetuating or eliminating absolute poverty, and the contextual challenges of entrepreneurship. Recognizing the socio-cultural, political, economic, and technological challenges of doing business in the third world, we use organizational theory to design for-profit ventures that use appropriate technologies to create sustainable solutions to social problems. Course projects are intended to produce organizations that will be partially owned and operated by the members of the communities that benefit from their goods and services.
A study abroad course that helps students understand business in Latin America through first-hand experience. Students will study the social, cultural, historical, economic, and political issues that impact entrepreneurship and small businesses in the Latin American country visited and gain insights into the general environment in which they operate. They will learn from visits to a variety of business enterprises, cultural sites, and educational institutions, in addition to exploring geographic places of interest. Insights gained will allow enrolled students to grasp the dynamics of participation in the local economy and society of the specific country visited.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the business concept of franchising from the perspectives of both the franchisee and the franchisor. The student will learn to evaluate a franchising opportunity from the point of view of the franchisee by completing a feasibility study of a currently available franchise and the potential for franchising a business idea by completing a business plan. Managing the franchise will be covered as well.
An advanced course designed to develop, integrate and immediately apply through experiential learning the processes of evaluating angel-stage opportunities. The heart of the course is focused on experiential learning activities provided in connection with real-world companies seeking capital from the Baylor Angel Network. Students evaluate firms while working in close collaboration with practicing angel investors.
This course is a summer study abroad program. Students enrolled in the class will visit one of the following three African countries: Kenya, Rwanda, and Ghana. The content of the course examines the use of entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems in Africa. In particular, the ability of microlending practices to stimulate economic activity and alleviate poverty will be studied.
Supervised work by a manager in a firm involved in entrepreneurship. Application and requirements for the entrepreneurship internship are available from the chair of the management and entrepreneurship department.
Consent of instructor; not open to pre-business students.
A study abroad course with emphasis on topics that affect technology-based companies and startup businesses. Concepts covered are identifying venture opportunities, concept development, market analysis, pricing, budgeting, prototype development, and business plan preparation for technology-based businesses. Also included are a formal presentation to a group of European venture capitalists and lectures by European business leaders. This is a cooperative program between the School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Hankamer School of Business.
Only open to BBA students; BBA student must be admitted to the Business School in order to take this course. Techniques for managing pure risks in order to maximize the value of a firm. The course contrasts the risk preferences of corporations with that of individuals and explores the implications of differing preferences on insurance purchase decisions. The characteristics of as a tool in the process of managing both corporate and personal risk exposures are emphasized.
An introduction to real estate principles and practices, including ethics, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions and deeds, encumbrances, closing procedures, land economics, real estate finance, brokerage, marketing, appraising, real estate investment, and taxation.
A minimum grade of C in ACC 2303 and ACC 2304; a minimum grade of C in ECO 1380 or ECO 2306 and ECO 2307; completion of MTH 1309 or 1321. Only open to BBA students. A study of the way money is managed by individuals and businesses. The course explores how financial markets operate, how individuals and corporate managers analyze investment opportunities and how they raise money to fund those investments. This course is designed as a survey of the application of financial analysis to a broad set of problems and is appropriate for undergraduate students from any major who meet the course prerequisites.
Only open to BBA students. A study of long-term financial decision making by corporations with a focus on how firms raise cash, invest cash, and distribute cash back to investors. Specific topics include how cash flow, time, risk, information, market imperfections and potential conflicts of interest affect financial decisions. Excel modeling of financial decisions is integrated throughout the course.
This course gives students valuable hands-on experience researching, analyzing, and managing a portfolio of small-cap stocks. The level of security research and valuation analysis will mirror that experienced working in industry. Each student will be required to produce a stock research report and present their recommendations to the other analysts managing the investment fund.
This course gives students valuable hands-on experience researching, analyzing, and managing a portfolio of small capitalization (small-cap) stocks by managing the Hodges Fund. The level of security research and valuation analysis will mirror the experience working in the industry.
Examines the intriguing process of financing the pursuit of opportunity and growth without regard to assets controlled currently. The major focus is on start-up or acquisition and the initial stages of growth. There is an emphasis on high growth firms, and the central objective is to gain an understanding of how entrepreneurs obtain and use financial resources. The course also examines how value is created.
A study of the financial implications of death, disability and retirement, as well as the corresponding forms of individual life insurance, health insurance and annuities. Elementary life and health insurance programming, taxation, legal aspects, business uses of individual life and health insurance, regulation, and insurer operations and functions are covered.
The Baylor Angel Network Practicum is to provide a unique learning opportunity for exceptional undergraduates, allowing the students to receive hands-on experience by working closely with private-equity investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding for seed or early-stage companies.
A study of the property-liability insurance industry, including the economic and financial issues inherent in property-liability insurance contracting. Topics may include commercial insurance contracts, automobile insurance costs and prices, tort reform effects on insurance markets, economics of distribution systems, corporate governance and organizational form, pricing models, solvency measurement, solvency regulation and market discipline, reinsurance and catastrophic risk, underwriting and risk selection, rate-making techniques, and underwriting cycles.
The valuation of real estate including the functions, purposes and techniques of appraising land and improvements. Additionally, an extensive review of the concepts of ownership interests, zoning, land use regulation and related topics that affect the value of real estate is included. Students will be instructed in the use of the three fundamental approaches to valuation: the sales comparison approach, the cost-less depreciation approach, and the income capitalization approach as well as capitalization techniques used in the profession. This course also examines the rule of market analysis in the valuation process.
A study of international financial management, including multinational corporations (MNCs), international financial markets, international trade, foreign exchange rate, currency futures, forwards, options and swaps, currency exposures, and short- and long-term financing decisions of MNCs. With a focus on the enhancement of analytical skills based on the tools and theory of international finance, this course will promote critical thinking skills of the student.
An examination of the rationale for, and basic details of, (1) employer provided group-life and group-health benefits, (2) private pension plans, and (3) government requirement required benefits, including social security, Medicare and Medicaid, disability income, and unemployment benefits. The approach focuses on the economic theory and historical developments of each of these areas.
This course covers the new and emerging field of integrated, or enterprise risk management. Specifically, it examines the use of insurance as well as various financial instruments to control the costs of corporate risk. Emphasis is placed on the identification, evaluation, and management of corporate risks. Besides examining traditional hedging strategies, the course also considers techniques such as leveraging, post-loss financing, contingent financing, and diversification.
An analysis of real estate investments using ARGUS Financial Analysis, the real estate industry's leading computer software specifically designed for the analysis of income-producing properties. Additionally, an extensive review of legal issues related to ownership interests, mortgages, fair housing, and ADA requirements is included. Current issues as well as analytical methods are presented in a case study approach. Creative financing and income tax considerations are also included.
The flow of real estate funds, including the origination process, the secondary market, and the securitization of mortgage pools. Excel software is used to analyze the cash flow and amortization characteristics of fixed-rate, variable-rate, and graduated-payment mortgages. Issues pertaining to tenure choice, expected mortgage life, and refinancing are also investigated.
This course is designed to provide proficiency in various analytical tools used by financial managers and analysts. Students will learn how to link financial theory to data to ultimately frame and answer questions, solve problems, and make informed financial decisions. This course bridges abstract ideas related to corporate strategy to concrete practices like firm valuation by learning to use relevant analytical tools.
The class applies the tools of financial analysis and financial theory to explore capital allocation and capital acquisition decisions of corporations. Students review and develop an understanding of the seminal theories that underpin the study and practice of finance.
An advanced study of short-term financial management and financial statement analysis. Topics include cash management, credit and collections, payables management, bank relations, short-term investing and borrowing, and management of interest rate and foreign exchange risks. The class will provide partial preparation for students wishing to take the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) exam.
The objective of this course is to examine mergers and acquisitions (M&A) through the lens of financial economics. Though there are a significant number of other disciplines involved in M&A (i.e., Accounting, Law, Economics, Management, etc.), we will focus primarily on the financial aspects of these transactions.
Investment decision making with emphasis on stocks, bonds, and portfolio management. Major topics include portfolio theory and the measurement of risk, performance evaluation, the efficient markets hypothesis, valuation of securities, and portfolio composition in relation to investor objectives. Other topics may include the functioning of the securities markets, securities law and regulations, and an introduction to derivative securities.
This course covers derivative securities such as futures, forwards, swaps and options. Such securities are referred to as "derivatives" because their values depend upon the values of other assets. This course presents a conceptual framework for understanding how to price derivatives and design risk management strategies.
An advanced study of financial statement analysis that includes the UCA Cash Flow Statement, fraud, window dressing and warning signs. Other topics include credit policy and loan characteristics; loan underwriting techniques that mitigate credit risk; evaluating commercial loan requests; pricing fixed-income securities; and managing interest rate risk as it relates to earnings sensitivity and economic value of equity.
This practicum gives students valuable hands-on experience in securities research, valuation of risky assets, and asset allocation by managing the Philip M. Dorr and Alumni Endowed Investment Fund. Through readings and student-prepared research reports students develop skills in evaluating economic, industry, and firm data; integrating such data into securities analysis; and communicating their research results to others.
This course provides students with the opportunity to explore current research topics in finance. Students attend the department’s research seminars and discuss papers presented by external speakers. The course is primarily intended for students considering the pursuit of a doctoral degree in finance.
With the consent of the chair of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, this course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit with change of topic.
With the consent of the chair of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, this course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit.
With the permission of the chair of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, this course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit.
International Business (INB)
An introductory survey for all majors, exploring how companies and nations operate in the global economy. Topics include the cultural, legal, financial, logistical, and ethical challenges that companies encounter in the global market and the strategies designed to address those challenges. Current global developments and company practices are emphasized.
An overview of the global economy, with an emphasis on how current developments affect international business. A brief history of foreign trade, basic international trade theory, instruments of trade policy and their economic effects, trade policies for developing nations, regional economic integration arrangements, balance of payments, and foreign exchange markets. A student may not earn credit in both ECO 3331 and INB 3332.
A practical survey for all majors of how business practices vary across different cultures. Ways of doing business are compared and contrasted on a regional basis, including cultures in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Case discussion is emphasized.
See ENT 3350 for course information.
See FIN 4331 for course information.
See ECO 4335 for course information.
See ECO 4338 for course information.
This course is conducted in the Dominican Republic as part of the Baylor in the Dominican Republic program, which allows undergraduate students to experience life in the Caribbean region first-hand. Students will study the social, cultural, historical, economic, and political issues that impact businesses in the Dominican Republic and the general environment in which they operate. Students will visit a variety of enterprises and consider the dynamics of participation in the economy and society of a Caribbean nation.
Independent study under the direct supervision of an international business faculty member.
With the permission of the chair of International Business, this course may be taken for one to six hours of credit.
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Not open to BBA students. This course is a cross-section of topics related to interacting with and managing people at work. It is designed to introduce non-business students to a survey of concepts related to people in the workplace. This course highlights fundamental concepts related to individual behavior, groups, and organizational processes.
This course provides an introduction to the managerial and leadership processes through a study of the organization as a social system. Emphasis is placed on presenting practical skills that will facilitate the student's transition to the workplace. Topics examined include management and leadership philosophy, ethical decision making, employee motivation, work attitudes, teamwork and group dynamics, managerial communication, and organizational culture and change.
This course focuses on the distribution process from point of manufacturer to the point of use. Major topics include: evolution and trends in distribution, structure of durable and non-durable goods industries, types of distribution intermediaries, customers and market segmentation, function performed by distributors and their strategic allies, common financial terminology used in distribution, fundamental elements of distributor finance, alternative performance measures, application of technology to the distribution process, and the like.
Open only to BBA students. A survey of the most critical aspects of managing the operation of a business in order to efficiently produce and deliver goods and services to the customer. Topics include decision making, productivity management, inventory analysis, quality assurance, project management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, scheduling, and constraint management. This course emphasizes the latest management practices and utilizes computer simulations and other experiential exercises as learning tools. Students also participate in a hands-on project that requires them to apply the concepts learned in class to a real-world organization.
This course provides the student with the opportunity to analyze problems and issues encountered by managers as they consolidate buying power across the entire firm by aligning purchasing governance with corporate strategy, developing and communicating purchasing policies, streamlining tactical purchasing functions, and expanding the strategic responsibilities of purchasing. Mastery of the material presented in this course will enable the student to assist his or her firm in building, achieving, and sustaining purchasing organization.
See INB 3333 for course information.
This course utilizes SAP software to expose students to basic enterprise resource planning (ERP) concepts. Through this hands-on course, students will gain familiarity with the SAP interface and develop a better understanding of how ERP software integrates organizational data and key business processes to enhance organizational efficiency and decision-making, improve business intelligence, and enable cross-organizational linkages.
This class is designed to challenge students to consider the principles they use or will use to lead others and contribute to positive change. Participants will discuss principles and examine role models that live out virtues that serve as the basis for servant leadership and ethical behavior.
Enhances individual effectiveness in the workplace through the provision of an advanced understanding of negotiating through the development of specific negotiating skills. Discussions and skill-building exercises in the class are focused broadly and include informal and formal negotiations between multiple departments, and so on. Because effective negotiating is fundamental to an individual's survival and prosperity within an organization, knowledge of negotiating concepts and development of negotiation skills are critical.
This course uses a transformational learning process to prepare current campus leaders for worldwide leadership and service. Course participants will increase self-awareness, enhance practical leadership skills, apply leadership practices to their campus organization, reflect on results, and receive professional leadership coaching. By the end of the course, participants will have evidence of change, improved leadership results, increased confidence to lead, and a stronger leadership network.
This course covers concepts and issues important in effective project management including project planning, budgeting, scheduling, auditing, project termination, and the role of the project manager. Methodologies for monitoring and controlling projects, risk analysis, and resource allocation are also presented. The student will learn how to apply Microsoft Project software to real life projects and learn how to manage projects effectively in both single and multi-project environments. This course is also designed to help the student prepare for certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
A study of the human resource management profession. Specific functions to be studied include recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, discipline, and equal opportunity laws and cases. Emphasis throughout is on the human resource manager's role in organizational effectiveness.
This course provides an overview of HR staffing systems from the acquisition of human resources through managing employee relations, with the aim of improving organizational effectiveness. Through hands-on activities and classroom discussions, students learn how to obtain and retain the right people in business. Topics such as labor market trends, job analysis, recruitment, interviewing, psychological testing, HR selection decision making, retention management, and labor relations are discussed. Major labor relations laws, grievance procedures, and labor-management cooperation are also covered.
A study of the total reward system. Topics examined include job content and context factors, job evaluation, wage surveys, wage and salary administration, incentives and non-cash benefits, and performance appraisals. Emphasis is on developing and maintaining an adequate and equitable compensation system for all employees.
See ENT 4340 for course information.
Focuses on the principles and techniques used by managers to plan, schedule, control and evaluate the supply chain management strategies of world-class organizations. Good supply chain management practices will lead to a competitive advantage, while poor practices will hurt firm performance. Methodologies for supply chain analysis are developed and applied to topics such as designing the supply chain network, planning demand and supply, planning and managing inventories, and coordination and technology in the supply chains. Special attention is given to understanding facilities, inventory, transportation, and information as key drivers of supply chain performance.
Is capitalism good for the poor? This course examines the morality of capitalism, the role of institutions in perpetuating or eliminating absolute poverty, and the contextual challenges of entrepreneurship. Recognizing the socio-cultural, political, economic, and technological challenges of doing business in the third world, we use organizational theory to design for-profit ventures that use appropriate technologies to create sustainable solutions to social problems. Course projects are intended to produce organizations that will be partially owned and operated by the members of the communities that benefit from their goods and services.
This course is designed for individuals who are interested in business and management consulting. The course emphasizes the development of critical analysis skills that are useful in analyzing organizations and systems as well as resolving more personal problems and conflicts. Specific topics include cause/effect analysis, identifying root causes of problems, resolving critical conflicts, developing creative breakthrough solutions, and identifying and overcoming obstacles that prevent the implementation of solutions. Students apply the concepts learned in class to analyze actual organizations. Practicing management consultants are invited as guest speakers.
A practicum course that provides students with opportunities to apply concepts from previous management courses. Student teams work with managers to assist in routine management of a unit and/or to assist in solving specific managerial problems. Problems may be related to employee motivation, interdepartmental coordination, resistance to change, and so on.
The internship provides a framework for Management or Human Resource Management students to assess personal growth objectives, learn strengths and weaknesses in an organizational context, develop professional maturity, enhance their value proposition to employers, and evaluate and clarify career choices and directions. An application is required, and approved internships tend to be paid relevant to the student's MGT or HRM major.
Supply Chain Management majors only. Not open to pre-business students. Internship in supply chain management; fulfilled in cooperation with a firm that provides the student opportunities to participate directly in activities such as distribution, purchasing and materials management, and supply chain management. An application is required, and approved internships tend to be paid and relevant to the student’s SCM major.
Independent study under the direct supervision of a management department faculty member.
Management Information Systems (MIS)
A study of selected areas of information systems, including operating systems, personal and business application software, considerations in hardware and software, acquisition connectivity, multimedia, and other current issues. This course may be taken for a maximum of six semester hours if topic is different (or if each topic is different).
Study of object-oriented programming that focuses on developing business applications using a programming language like Visual Basic.Net. Topics include programming basics, typical programming structures, data structures, and error analysis.
Open only to BBA students. Examines the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in organizational settings and gives a balanced perspective of MIS from the standpoint of the non-technical manager. Topics include acquisition, management, use and control of information systems and their impact on individuals, organizations and society. Emphasis is on the business manager's role in developing and managing information systems and the uses of ICT to create competitive advantage.
A study of the Systems Development Life Cycle with focus on the planning, analysis, and design phases. Explores the various tools and techniques used by systems analysts for process and data modeling as well as user interface design.
Emphasizes the control and audit of information systems. Topics include accounting systems, controls and transaction processing, and IT auditing. The course should help students develop an appreciation of and motivation for proper information processing practices and controls.
The course utilizes high-level object-oriented development tools such as Visual Studio.NET to teach application development techniques for local client-server and web-based environments. Topics such as server-side scripting, web design, web page security, and database access will be undertaken to enable students to build robust business software applications.
See MGT 3345 for course information.
Open to all business majors, this course is designed to provide students with hands-on data management skills that will facilitate the effective use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology. Key components of this course include information modeling and database creation, querying and analyzing organizational data, and the management and analysis of customer information using CRM technology.
Study of applications development in a cross-platform mobile computing environment
Introduction to client-side application development using the Java programming language. Topics include object-oriented design, essential language syntax, and developing user, file, and Internet interfaces for business systems to support e-commerce initiatives.
Concentrates on business application development using traditional object-oriented development tools. Topics include essential language syntax, class modeling, and developing user, file, and database interfaces for business systems.
Study of advanced topics in the Python programming language. Focus is on data analytics and data science using large data sets in an advanced IDE environment. Code source control taught using Git and Github.
BBA students must be admitted to the Business School in order to take this course. Concentrates on implementing systems and databases including physical database systems, data access, and database applications. Topics include: design issues; SQL; database administration; database integrity; security; selection; and implementation.
This course provides students with a common body of knowledge in key information security knowledge domains. Topics include access controls; networks and telecommunications basics; cryptography; malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities; monitoring and analysis; risk, response, and recovery; and security operations and administration. The course prepares entry-level professionals in both technical and non-technical disciplines with the key skills and concepts needed to contribute to the information security posture of their organization.
This course covers advanced topics in database design and implementation, including the storage, access, and management of business information to facilitate decision-making. Topics may include application data access using PL/SQL, advanced topics in database systems such as XML and data warehouses, and database administration topics.
Business Intelligence (BI) is the discovery of patterns and relationships hidden in large volumes of data. This hands-on course is designed to provide practical analytic skills that may be applied in almost any workplace. The course explores the analytical techniques for making intelligent business decisions in data-rich organizations. A key component of the course is the use of BI software tools with techniques such as correlation analysis, data visualization, linear regression, classification, and clustering to address common problems in marketing, customer relationship management, risk management, finance, and operations.
This course covers techniques used to implement data structures that are optimized for organizational decision-making. A hands-on approach is used to cover the following data warehousing (DW) topics: basic concepts and architectures, DW modeling and physical design, ETL processes, and real-world DW uses such as OLAP queries and reporting tools and ad-hoc analysis of OLAP data.
This course provides a roadmap of the paths available to organizations for deploying various security devices and tools. The course goes beyond the narrow technical view and offers a full context for the deployment of security technologies. Six key areas of network security will be covered, with each section covering a tool that will play a part in a company's overall information assurance program.
A computer applications course providing the tools necessary for manipulating, sharing, and presenting data to support business decision making. Topical coverage includes data analysis, multiple applications linking, simulation modeling, and decision making under uncertainty.
Covers basic theories of cognition and data visualization, including understanding how data types influence the decision to use a particular representation, when to use various chart types, how to structure data visualizations, and visualization evaluation. Emphasis on ethical use of visualizations.
This course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit.
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Not open to BBA students. This course is a foundational marketing course that features a decision-oriented overview of marketing in modern organizations. Students will be exposed to a broad introduction of marketing concepts, the role of marketing in society and in the firm, and the various factors that influence marketing decision making.
Designed to present a picture of the development and present status of our marketing system, to analyze the marketing task, and to examine the major policies that underlie the various activities of marketing institutions.
Not open to Pre-business majors. This course is organized around the ethical process of making informative and persuasive verbal presentations. Topics include presentation materials and formats, handling objections, reaching decisions, and servicing customers. The development of such skills is useful to any member of an organization who makes a presentation. Case study, videotaped role playing, professional speakers, and group interactions project the student into the real world of the business person and salesperson.
A survey of the entire field of advertising stressing knowledge of history, principles, objectives, and the psychological basis of advertising. Research techniques, media selection, campaigns, production methods, and space buying are treated in survey style.
An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis and interpretation of consumer buying habits and motives and the resultant purchases of goods and services. The purchaser's psychological, economic, and sociocultural actions and reactions are stressed as they relate to a better understanding of consumption.
Systematic gathering, recording, and analyzing of data about problems relating to the marketing of goods and services. Emphasis is placed on the process of conducting marketing research and the relevant issues at each stage in the process and the role that generated data plays in aiding management decision making. Designing research studies, constructing questionnaires, choosing samples, analyzing research results, preparing reports, and improving the student's overall problem solving skills are stressed.
Applies marketing concepts to objectives of nonprofit organizations. Special attention is paid to fund raising, promotion, and strategic planning in the arts, education, and social issues.
This course is designed to investigate the myriad of issues and ethical dilemmas facing the sports and fitness industry. Individuals will be challenged to examine personal values as they relate to sport and its application in our society.
Internship in Professional Selling fulfilled in cooperation with a corporate partner in the area of sales; with the sponsoring company the student participates in formal sales training and education and directed activities in sales, promotion, and customer relationship management.
This course deals with an examination of the common problems confronting the sales manager. Topics include recruiting, selecting, motivating, leadership and supervision, performance evaluation and coaching. Emphasis is placed on the personal and ethical side of management throughout the course. Case study, videotaped role playing and professional speakers enhance the learning process.
This class focuses on an in-depth study of advanced selling and sales management issues including developing and maintaining long-term customer relationships, alternative strategies, international sales strategies, national account management, supply chain management, financial analysis and sales force ethics. Case study, videotaped role playing and professional speakers are used throughout the course.
Considers architecture of the store, layout, buying, pricing, display, sales promotion, stock control, and consumer services in general.
Representing the company's routes to market, marketing channels are viewed as an interorganizational system involved in the task of making products and services available for consumption. The main emphasis of this course is on the initial design of such systems, and the on-going management of relationships between system participants. The course is organized around three key modules: understanding the nature of marketing channels, managing channel relationships, and examining major types of channel institutions.
A managerial approach to promotional campaign development with an emphasis on advertising strategy as a component of the total marketing mix. Students apply research techniques to target audience identification, media planning, and creative execution. A complete campaign will be designed for a specified client.
This course will delve into today’s marketing profession and its role in a global economy when it comes to reaching diverse consumer segments. Learning experience will combine business cases, theory, historical context, policy implications, and management issues centering on how businesses can effectively reach multicultural markets.
This seminar is conducted in Europe where students will participate in lecture/discussion sessions with executives of various multi-national and global corporations. Students will study the impact of the European Union and the European Common Currency (Euro) on world trade. Students will be exposed to marketing practices in several European countries and will gain insight into the cultural, social and political environments of each country visited.
A study of the international dimensions of American enterprise and the background of the international environment. Includes international trade concepts, cultural dynamics, business customs, multinational markets, development markets, and influence of political, legal, and geographic factors on international marketing.
Marketing Analysis is the capstone marketing course for marketing majors. The purpose of the course is to help the student develop his/her ability to use the knowledge and analytical skills gained in other marketing and business courses. Emphasis will be on analysis and decision making utilizing a variety of cases and business situations.
An advanced Marketing elective that addresses important branding decisions faced by an organization. The course provides the student with an increased understanding of the important issues in planning and evaluating branding strategies; the appropriate theories, models, and other tools to make better branding decisions; and a forum to apply these principles.
In-depth study of advanced selling and sales management issues pertaining to sports products and services. Includes developing/maintaining long-term customer relationships, account management, supply chain issues, financial analysis, and sales force ethics. Learning tools include case study, role playing, and interaction with executives in professional sports.
Provides a framework for understanding and analyzing fan behavior to apply actionable customer insights to the marketing, promoting, and selling of sports tickets, partnerships, merchandise, and media. Students learn to use analytical tools to report, explain and predict fan behavior.
This course is designed to provide a well-rounded overview of digital marketing strategies. A major focus of the course will be in the practical application of tactics in support of basic business strategies as they apply to the online world of marketing, including search engine optimization, social media sites, content development, email and emerging technologies, among other digital based topics. Particular focus will be given to creation of content, management of campaigns, engagement with consumers, and measurements of success for digital marketers.
This course will enable students to: apply basic skills in data manipulation and visualization using various software packages, analyze customer data with the help of different statistical tools and techniques and use the findings from data analyses to make managerially relevant marketing decisions anchored in Customer Analytics.
Marketing majors only. Internship in Marketing fulfilled in cooperation with an approved organization. With the sponsoring organization the student participates in formal training and education and directed activities in marketing, promotion, and customer relationship management.
Internship in sports marketing field; typically fulfilled in cooperation with the University's Athletic Department; student participates in directed activities pertinent to personal selling, promotion, direct response advertising, and customer relationship management.
Internship in sports marketing field; fulfilled in cooperation with either a professional sports team or corporate sports sponsor; student participates in directed activities pertinent to personal selling, promotion, direct response advertising, and customer relationship management.
Independent study under the direct supervision of a marketing department faculty member. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to registration.
Independent study of Marketing to include conducting a literature review, focus groups, in-depth interviews, web-surveys, and developing a training program.