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QST AC 860: Accounting Risk Management
The objective of this course is to provide students who have no previous accounting knowledge with the accounting tools necessary for a better understanding of a firm's fundamentals, to enable a meaningful economic assessment of the firm's risk and potential return.
QST AC 865: Auditing Issues & Problems
Graduate Prerequisites: QST AC848 (previous or concurrent)
Introduces the basic concepts underlying auditing and assurance services (including materiality, audit risk, and evidence) and demonstrates how to apply those concepts to audit and assurance services through financial statement audits.
QST AC 869: Principles of Income Taxation 1
Graduate Prerequisites: QST AC847 (previous or concurrent)
Federal income tax law common to all taxpayers--individuals, partnerships, corporations. Tax returns for individuals. Topics include tax accounting, income to be included and excluded in returns, tax deductions, ordinary and capital gains and losses, inventories, installment sales, depreciation, bad debts, and other losses.
QST AC 879: Income Taxation II
Graduate Prerequisites: QST AC869
Certain common and special Federal tax laws for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and miscellaneous entities. Topics include income tax returns for partnerships, business corporations, special corporations, decedents, estates, and trusts. Survey coverage of corporate liquidations, pension and profit-sharing plans, IRS audits, and estate and gift taxes.
QST AC 898: Directed Study: Accounting
Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department chairman
Graduate-level directed study in Accounting. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Program Office website.
QST AC 909: Contemporary Accounting Topics
This course, required of accounting doctoral students, introduces several fields of contemporary accounting research and research methodologies which are not covered in the financial accounting, managerial accounting, and research methods seminars. This seminar is also intended to provide an opportunity for students to study interdisciplinary research involving accounting.
QST AC 919: Managerial and Cost Accounting
This course, required of accounting doctoral students, covers contemporary research in managerial accounting. We review major trends in analytical and empirical research, including agency theory. Students are required to design a research project around a managerial accounting question.
QST AC 998: Directed Study: Accounting
Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department chairman
PhD-level directed study in Accounting. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Program Office website.
QST DS 906: Fundamentals of Research and the Philosophies of Science (previously MK912)
This course focuses on the philosophy of science and the practice of business academics. It develops an understanding of where the study of business falls within the philosophy of science. After reviewing the historical underpinnings of scientific theory development and scientific methodology, it compares and contrasts different approaches to business scholarship from empiricism to post modernism and examines what it is that makes some research interesting and important. Although some of the examples will be taken from the marketing literature, the inquiry will be broad enough to accommodate all business disciplines. The second half of the course is devoted to an examination of how theory is developed and can be evaluated, as well as an exploration of the many different approaches to empirical research including the requirements of, and threats to, the various forms of validity inherent in each. A portion of the class includes involvement in research seminars, participation with the Universities seminars on research compliance and participating in ongoing research as a research assistant
QST DS 913: Experimental Design and Methods
This course provides an introduction to research methodology applicable to marketing and other related fields. The course will survey the major research methodologies used in marketing and social psychology, and will focus on both theoretical and practical considerations of research methods. This is not a statistics course (though an introduction to basic principles is part of the course). The purpose of the course is to give students the background to choose the methods that are most appropriate for their area of study, helping them to anticipate the shortcomings and problems they will encounter executing their chosen methodologies, and to defend their methodological choices against criticism in their interactions with investigators from allied and not-so-allied disciplines.
QST DS 999: Doctoral Dissertation Study
This 2-credit course is a requirement to maintain doctoral student status during the completion of your Comprehensive Exam, Dissertation Proposal Defense and ultimately, Dissertation Defense. Each department has its own section which are as follows: Accounting (A1); Finance/Economics (B1); Information Systems (C1); Strategy and Policy (D1); Marketing (E1); Operations and Technology Management (F1); Organizational Behavior (G1); and Mathematical Finance (M1).
QST ES 110: Explore Your Career
Questrom freshmen only. Required for all Questrom freshmen. This is the first in a series of required Questrom career management and skills development courses designed to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to explore career opportunities and build their career management capabilities. This first year class will focus on career exploration within the broader context and scope of business careers. Students will explore personal values, interests, and skills as the foundation for career management. They will learn skills for exploring traditional and emerging industries, organizations, and occupations that align with their business and career aspirations. They will learn and apply basic career search tools and techniques as they begin their careers as Questrom students.
QST ES 210: Build Your Career Toolkit
Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST ES110
Builds upon ES110 to provide students with fundamental tools to assist them with individual career management. It is the second course in the Questrom's four year career management curriculum. Importantly, as sophomores, students will begin to chart their career path, work with The Feld Career Center (FCC), practice interviewing, develop a search strategy, and continue to build their personal "brand." 1 cr.
QST ES 215: Explore Your Career and Build Your Toolkit
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. For Questrom students only, and CGS students intending to continue to Questrom.
Combines the content of ES110 and ES210. This is the first required Questrom career management and skills development courses for students in their first semester as Questrom students who have not taken ES110 (or SM108). The course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to explore career opportunities and build their career management capabilities. This course focuses on career exploration within the broader context and scope of business careers. Students will explore personal values, interests, and skills as the foundation for career management. They will learn skills for exploring traditional and emerging industries, organizations, and occupations that align with their business and career aspirations. They will learn and apply basic career search tools and techniques, craft a strong resume and cover letter, develop a search strategy, practice interviewing and informational conversations, and begin to network with Questrom students and alumni.
QST ES 275: Management Communications
Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST SM131 and QST FE101; CAS WR100; sophomore standing. Questrom students only.
Persuasive written and oral communications are essential skills that are required for success in every business discipline. In this course, students will learn how to communicate clearly and persuasively. Course objectives include learning how to inspire action through compelling, high-impact communications by taking a point of view and supporting it with logic and evidence, generating insights with meaningful conclusions and recommendations, and understanding and applying the principles of logical reasoning to organize information and lead an audience to action. Students will learn to write simply and clearly in a variety of formats. They will also master presentation delivery by connecting authentically to the audience, harnessing the power of storytelling, and using body language to positively reinforce the message. Finally, students will enhance professional skills that are integral to business success.
QST ES 310: Implement Your Career Plan
Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST ES210 or QST ES215
Required for all Questrom Juniors who have completed ES210 or ES215. This course is the third-level comprehensive course that is part of the Questrom School of Business's four-year progression of courses designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills needed to build a foundation of career management capabilities and professional development. Focuses on training students to gain internships and/or full time offers. Reviews at students' current network and how the Feld Career Center may augment their contacts. Helps students to develop a search process and delve into the particular type of interview processes unique to certain industries. Explores how students may enhance their chance to convert an internship into a full time job offer. The course discusses ethics and values as it pertains to students' career and job search. Refreshes students' writing verbal communication, and interview skills. 1 cr.
QST ES 700: Executive Presentation
A presenter's delivery skills impact the audience's image of the presenter and the clarity of the message being communicated. A combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice and simulation, this course is designed to help you exercise leadership through verbal communication.
QST ES 701: Executive Written Communication
This course is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. It's designed to help you exercise leadership through writing and understand how strategies of written communication are an essential aspect of effective management, working relationships in the network era, and overall business strategy.
QST ES 707: Managing Career Growth
The MBA is simply a step along the path of a career. It provides the skills and tools necessary to take many steps forward, but you must manage where those steps lead and how. Managing Career Growth will provide you the understanding of how to managing your own career going forward. The class will cover: -Career self-assessment (interests, values and skills) -Networking and developmental relationships -Career management/advancement strategies -Developing your career marketing plan and professional portfolio. All with the purpose of providing a foundation to not only manage your next steps but continuously assess, network, market and manage yourself. You are indeed a business of one and you are the one responsible for managing that business.
QST ES 721: Teaming
Teaming is one of the three elements of the Professional Skills course. Delivered through key interactions across the modular MBA core, teaming works to both support student work in teams while also provide an intellectual understanding of how to assess the dynamics by which teams form, develop, change, achieve success and transform or disband.