Courses

  • GSM AC 710: Financial Reporting and Analysis
    Graduate Prerequisites: MG700
    An introduction to financial accounting and how organizations provide financial information to external users (stockholders, creditors, and analysts). The focus is on understanding the impact of business activities and accounting choices on financial statements, and analyzing financial statements to infer the business activities undertaken. Topics covered include income statement and balance sheet format, purposes, and limitations; statement of cash flows; and analysis of the impact of different business models on financial performance.
  • GSM AC 711: Financial Reporting and Control
    An introduction to accounting, and an examination of how it helps in decision-making. Financial accounting (information needs of stockholders, creditors, and analysts) and managerial accounting (information needs of managers) are stressed equally. Topics covered include income statement and balance sheet format, purposes, and limitations; statement of cash flows; analysis of financial statements; cost behavior; use of relevant costs in decision making; budgeting; and divisional performance measurement.
  • GSM AC 814: Financial Statement Analysis & Investor Decisions
    Graduate Prerequisites: OB712/713, AC710/711, QM716/717, MK723/724, FE721/722
    This course is designed to develop skills in interpreting and analyzing the financial reports prepared by firms for investors and creditors. The following topics are covered: 1) analyzing profitability and risk , (2) understanding the major accounting choices affecting financial statements and managerial incentives that influence these choices, (3) assessing the quality of earnings, (4) using cash-flow based and earnings-based valuation models. The course also includes a brief review of some important accounting principles, emphasizing areas that were not covered in AC710. [Lectures, exercises, exams, and project.]
  • GSM AC 841: Advanced Accounting
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711, AC847 and AC848 (or concurrently)
    Examines accounting principles and practices related to business combinations and foreign operations (accounting for mergers and acquisitions, constructing consolidated financial statements, recording foreign currency transactions and hedging exchange risk, translating foreign subsidiaries' local currency financial statements), business segments, reporting for local governments, and the impact of the SEC and international standards on financial reporting. Meets w/undergraduate AC541
  • GSM AC 847: Intermidiate Accounting I
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711
    Topics covered: 1) Review of generally accepted accounting principles, especially matching concept and revenue recognition rules. 2) Consideration of balance sheet and income statement classification issues. 3) Accounting and reporting issues related to cash, accounts receivable, inventories, investments, intangibles, and plant assets.
  • GSM AC 848: Intermediate Accounting II
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711, AC847
    This course focuses on the recognition and measurement of issues in accounting related to income taxes, lease obligations, and pension liabilities and equity. It focuses further on the preparation of, and uses for, statement of cash flows; calculating, reporting, and interpreting financial measures, including earnings per share; the nature and purpose of segment and interim reporting; and accounting for changing prices. The course also provides a brief overview of the auditor's opinion.
  • GSM AC 865: Auditing Issues & Problems
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711, AC847 and AC848 (or concurrently)
    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.
  • GSM AC 869: Principles of Income Taxation I
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711
    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.
  • GSM AC 879: Income Taxation II
    Graduate Prerequisites: 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.
  • GSM 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.
  • GSM AC 918: Financial Accounting Research
    This course, required of accounting doctoral students, covers contemporary research in financial accounting, reviewing major trends and addressing methodological issues in such research. The course emphasis is on development of skills in designing and executing research projects involving financial accounting.
  • GSM 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.
  • GSM 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
  • GSM DS 907: Tech Pub Dis Kn
  • GSM DS 915: Pro Seminar 1
  • GSM DS 916: Pro Seminar II
    For doctoral students in IS, OB, and S&I. Building on DS915, the goals of this seminar are two-fold. First, the seminar discusses the norms, challenges, and experiences associated with management scholarship; included are readings and presentations by visiting faculty experts. Second, we continue building our understanding of leading-edge management scholarship through attendance of and subsequent discussion of research presentations. Students are also expected to discuss and analyze their own ongoing development as practitioners in the field.
  • GSM 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.
  • GSM 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.
  • GSM 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.
  • GSM 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.