MBA Core Courses


200 Advanced Microeconomics

Prerequisite: Course 405

Economist’s approach to organization and competitive interaction. Topics include game theory, threat credibility, incentive contracts, information advantages, and entry deterrence.

201A Business Forecasting

Examination of one approach to analytical thinking — forcing numerical and textual data into carefully formulated alternative models. Data studied include macroeconomic variables (growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and exchange rates), industry data, and firm data.

201B Econometrics and Business Forecasting

Development of standard topics in applied econometric modeling. Emphasis on assumptions underlying classical normal linear regression model, special problems in application, and interpretation of results. Practical applications extensively developed in student projects.

202A Regulation

Prerequisite: Course 405

Reasons for government intervention in theory and practice. Effect of regulation on business. How regulation and deregulation occur. Areas include public utilities, banking, pollution, and the political process.

202B Analytics of Competative Strategy

Prerequisites: Courses 402 and 405

Development and analysis of strategies to maximize value in competitive and cooperative situations. Problems include competitive bidding, tacit collusion, and strategies in repeated settings.

203B Economics of Information

Prerequisite: Course 203A

Optimal decision and information rules. Amount, cost, and value of information. Risk aversion, stochastic dominance, and their impact on economic decisions in a stochastic environment.

205A International Business Economics

Prerequisites: Courses 405 and 406

International business environment, international economic institutions, national and regional trade policies and developments, trends in foreign markets, and international monetary problems, studied for their influence on organization and operation of the international corporation.

205B Comparative Market Structure and Competition

Prerequisite: Course 201A

Comparative study of public policies toward competition, market structures, and competitive practices in key industries in selected countries.

205C Business Forcasting for Foriegn Economies

Prerequisite: Course 201A

Forecasting changes in business activity, population, industrial structure, productivity, Gross Domestic Product and its components for selected countries. S/U or letter grading.

207 Resource Administration of Nonmarket Activities

Prerequisite: Course 405

Examination of behavior of managers in profit vs. not-for-profit sectors to determine critical variables that explain observed differences in behavior. Use of methodology of microeconomics, particularly utility maximization.

208 Public Services and Private Functions

Prerequisites: Courses 405 and 406

Sources and uses of federal, state, and local revenues and their impact on public and private resource allocation. Examination of proper roles of government and private sector resource allocation. Examination of proper roles of government and private sector in financing and provision of public goods and services.

209 Selected Topics in Business Economics

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Special topics in business economics. Current developments in theory or practice in business economics.

296A International Business Management

Identification, analysis and resolution of managerial issues of policy and action within context of a multinational corporation, with emphasis on problems of adaptation to different sociological, cultural, legal, political, and economic environmental characteristics on planning, structuring of organizational relationships, and coordinate and control in multinational firms.

297A Comparative and International Management

Comparative study of practice of management in selected foreign countries, as affected by their social environments and development of management theory.

297E Business and Economics in Emerging Markets

Analysis of market-oriented reform process currently underway in the emerging economies of Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia. Exploration of issues related to privatization, economic growth, inflation and stabilization, interest rate behavior, exchange rates, global competitiveness, unemployment, political and economic risk, and the opening to international trade.

298D Special Topics in Management

In-depth examination of problems or issues of current concern in management, with numerous topics offered each year. Courses are open to MBA and PhD students. In Spring 2008, Social Entrepreneurship (Mgmt 298D-10) taught by Jonathan Greenblatt will be offered.

405 Managerial Economics

Prerequisite: graduate standing

Analysis of consumer, producer. And market behavior. Market structure, pricing, and resource allocation. Applications to managerial strategy and public policy, with emphasis on competition, market power, and externalities.

406 Global Economy

Prerequisites: Courses 402, 403, 405

Provides analytical framework required for understanding the way changing macroeconomic conditions in world economy affect economic growth, inflation, interest rates behavior, exchange rate determination, global competitiveness, unemployment, and the trade account. Provides skills to enable students to assess critically how developments in world economy affect particular industry environments.

Ph.D. Courses


296B International Comparative Management Research

In-depth study of theory and research pertaining to international business and comparative management. Emphasis on recent research developments and methodological issues. Imparts knowledge on design and conduct of international comparative management research.

252 Special Topics in Management Theory

Examination in depth of problems or issues of current concern in management theory. Emphasis on recent contributions to theory, research, and methodology. Of special interest to advanced Ph.D. candidates, academic staff, or distinguished visiting faculty.

298B Special Topics in International Comparative Management

Examination in depths of problems or issues of current concern in international and comparative management. Emphasis on recent contributions to theory, research and methodology.

298D Special Topics in Management