Business (BUSI)

BUSI 220 - LILIE DESIGN THINKING

Short Title: LILIE DESIGN THINKING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Design thinking is a problem-solving process that can be used to reduce risk when launching a new idea and increase your chances of developing an innovative solution that people want. At the center of the design thinking approach is building empathy with the people for which you are creating products, services, and processes. From that deep empathy, insights will emerge, with which we will apply an iterative prototyping and experimentation method to learn quickly and apply resources efficiently.

BUSI 221 - NEW ENTERPRISES

Short Title: NEW ENTERPRISES

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: In this course, students will learn and experience a process for innovation-based venture development. During the semester, students will form teams and create a plan for a new venture. Cross-list: ENGI 221. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for BUSI 221 and BUSI 462.

BUSI 223 - BUSINESS MODELING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Short Title: MODELING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The course teaches how to translate a startup business plan into a bottoms up quantitative model of the business and its underlying assumptions. Students will learn how to build a model of cash flows for a startup, how to use that model to track performance and identify errors in the underlying assumptions and adjust, and how to update the model based on realized performance

BUSI 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 296 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Short Title: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Provides an introduction to business, focusing on the strategy and practice of effective communications in business situations. The course includes individual communication skills assessment and development as well as team-based oral and written communication instruction.

Course URL: www.business.rice.edu/business_minor.aspx

BUSI 305 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Short Title: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Covers the preparation, analysis, and use of corporate financial statements; asset and liability valuation and income determination; receivables, inventories, present values, tangible and intangible fixed assets, bonds, leases, shareholder equity, intercorporate investments, consolidations, and cash flow accounting. Space is limited.

Course URL: www.business.rice.edu/

BUSI 310 - LEADING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS

Short Title: LEADING IN ORGANIZATIONS

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduces the psychological and sociological processes underlying human behavior in organizational settings (e.g., companies, schools, sports clubs). Topics include motivation, decision making, principles of fairness and justice, cross-cultural differences, working in teams, and tactics of influence.

Course URL: www.business.rice.edu/

BUSI 343 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Short Title: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (STAT 280 or STAT 305 or STAT 310 or STAT 315 or ECON 307 or STAT 312 or POLI 395 or PSYC 339 or SOSC 302) and (ECON 100 or ECON 200) and BUSI 305

Description: Develops the core concepts of corporate financial management and introduces a set of analytical tools to evaluate financial decisions. Employs concepts of time value of money, risk and return, and market efficiency are to examine how capital market investors value risky assets. Develops a framework for evaluating corporate investment and financing decisions. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for BUSI 343 and ECON 343.

Course URL: www.business.rice.edu/

BUSI 380 - MARKETING

Short Title: MARKETING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (STAT 280 or STAT 305 or STAT 310 or STAT 315 or ECON 307 or STAT 312 or POLI 395 or PSYC 339 or SOSC 302) and (ECON 100 or ECON 200)

Description: Introduces the role of marketing in organizations and the principal marketing decisions facing management. Topics include marketing planning and strategy; segmentation and targeting; understanding customer buying behavior; behavioral economics; development and management of products and services; branding; channels of distribution; sales; digital marketing, advertising and promotional methods; pricing strategy; and the development of integrated marketing strategies.

Course URL: www.business.rice.edu/

BUSI 390 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Short Title: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BUSI 305

Description: Examines the strategic management of businesses in market and non-market environments. Key topics include competitive and industry analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, and strategic planning. Case discussions of real companies are combined with readings. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for BUSI 390 and BUSI 471.

Course URL: www.business.rice.edu/

BUSI 405 - ISSUES IN FINANCIAL REPORTING I

Short Title: ISSUES IN FINANCIAL REPORTNG I

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BUSI 305

Description: Building on subject matter introduced in BUSI 305, this course provides students with a deeper knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures so that they properly account for and present information in financial statements prepared for external users. The student will acquire an understanding of the accounting issues relating to complex revenue recognition issues, inventory costing, long-lived tangible and intangible assets, and discontinued operations. The student should be able to evaluate alternative accounting methods and choose the methods which will best convey the financial information related to the above areas. The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the transaction analysis, recording, classification, summarization, and reporting procedures in the accounting cycle, and an understanding of the information contained in the financial statements. Finally, students should be able to demonstrate written communication skills required of accountants. BUSI 305 Financial Accounting is a pre-requisite for this course.

BUSI 430 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Short Title: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal purposes, as opposed to the external reporting focus of financial accounting. The course covers the design of management accounting systems for planning and controlling operations and for motivating personnel. The course integrates accounting with ideas from data analysis, decision analysis, finance, microeconomics, and operations management. Among the topics covered are the use of cost information for short- and long-term decision making, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgetary control, cost allocation, capital budgeting, and performance evaluation. It is suggested that students enrolled in this course have completed BUSI 305 or ECON 201.

BUSI 440 - AUDITING

Short Title: AUDITING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BUSI 305

Description: The principles and procedures used by public accountants and internal auditors in examining financial statements and supporting data to verify the accuracy and fairness of the information presented. Specific topics covered include: financial statement, regulatory and contract compliance, internal and operational audits, professional standards and ethical conduct; statistical and judgmental sampling; the audit-impact of information technology; audit risk and internal control structure evaluation; application of procedures in transaction cycles; audit reporting; the importance of professional skepticism; role of the PCAOB in setting and enforcing auditing standards for U.S. publicly traded companies, as well as the issue of mandatory audit firm rotation; role of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board in setting International Standards of Auditing.

BUSI 460 - FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP: STRATEGY AND FUNDING

Short Title: FOUNDATIONS OF ENT: STRATEGY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides an integrated strategy framework for entrepreneurs. The course is structured to provide a deep understanding of the core strategic challenges facing start-up innovators, and a synthetic framework for choosing and implementing entrepreneurial strategy in dynamic environments. A central theme of the course is that, to achieve competitive advantage, technology entrepreneurs must balance the process of experimentation and learning inherent to entrepreneurship with the selection and implementation of a strategy that establishes competitive advantage. The course identifies the types of choices that entrepreneurs must make to take advantage of a novel opportunity and the logic of particular strategic commitments and positions that allow entrepreneurs to establish competitive advantage. Course is taught either 1st or 2nd Half of Full Term. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 461 - FINANCING THE STARTUP VENTURE

Short Title: FINANCING THE STARTUP VENTURE

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of financing options for startups. The course covers crowdfunding, angel investors, accelerators, and the venture capital industry; the organization and operation of venture capital funds; investment methodology; monitoring and portfolio liquidation.

BUSI 463 - ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY

Short Title: ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The first half of this course provides an integrated strategy framework for entrepreneurs. The course is structured to provide a deep understanding of the core strategic challenges facing start-up innovators, and a synthetic framework for choosing and implementing entrepreneurial strategy in dynamic environments, as well as a general understanding of the financing options for early stage startups, including angel investment, accelerators, crowdfunding and the venture capital industry. The course identifies the types of choices that entrepreneurs must make to take advantage of a novel opportunity and the logic of particular strategic commitments and positions that allow entrepreneurs to establish competitive advantage. The second half of the course explores common dilemmas faced by founders surrounding team selection, contracting, equity compensation and incentives, communication in teams, and strategies for approaching each of these dilemmas. The course combines interactive lectures, speakers and case analyses. The cases and assignments offer an opportunity to integrate and apply the principles taught in the course in a practical way, and draws from a diverse range of industries and settings.

BUSI 464 - SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Short Title: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to contemporary concepts, debates, and contexts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. The course has four distinct parts: social context; organizational forms and collaborations; private sector roles; and measurement and impacts. Various aspects of social entrepreneurship, such as base of the pyramid/microenterprises, private-public partnerships, private-governmental partnerships, voluntary social codes, corporate social responsibility, and ethical consumerism will be covered. From this foundation, students will undertake a social entrepreneurship project about a contemporary social problem in Houston: food insecurity and food deserts. Cross-list: GLHT 464, SOSC 464.

BUSI 469 - LILIE NEW VENTURE CHALLENGE

Short Title: LILIE NEW VENTURE CHALLENGE

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this capstone project-based experiential learning course, students work on their own startup ideas in teams using the frameworks taught in the E&I framework courses (financing and strategy for startups, new enterprises, business modeling for entrepreneurs, human and social context in entrepreneurship). To apply for this course visit http://hpanahi.web.rice.edu/nvc/ Instructor Permission Required.

BUSI 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar, Lecture, Laboratory, Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 491 - ACCOUNTING THEORY

Short Title: ACCOUNTING THEORY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): BUSI 405

Description: The aim of this seminar is to impart an understanding of the historical evolution of the literature on financial accounting theory and accounting principles, as well as emerging developments in accounting research. A companion objective is to come to understand the evolving dynamic of the standard-setting process for financial reporting in the United States and at the international level, including consideration of the “political” intrusions into this process. Readings will be drawn from the periodical literature, books and monographs, and reports. A term paper will be required. The prerequisite for undergraduates is BUSI 405, but the course will also be open also to a small number of other students who have taken just BUSI 305. MBA students: Prerequisite is MGMT 601. PhD students: no prerequisites. All students must obtain the prior permission of the instructor. Course may not be taken pass/fail and may not be audited. Enrollment will be limited. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for BUSI 491 and MACC 591/MGMT 591.

BUSI 499 - UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: UG BUSINESS INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 500 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1.5-3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 501 - DOCTORAL MARKETING RESEARCH SEMINAR

Short Title: DOCTORAL MARK. RES. SEMINAR

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 503 - SEMINAR IN JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING

Short Title: SEM IN JDGMT & DECISION MAKING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 504 - GAME THEORY

Short Title: GAME THEORY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Game theory is a discipline that provides a mathematical methodology for modeling and analyzing interactive decisions among multiple agents. Game theory has a wide range of applications in economics, political science, but most importantly (in my opinion) business. The approach of this course will be somewhere between that of a typical economics class (i.e. very mathematical) and that of a typical business seminar (applied and paper based.) Definitions will be stated formally, and arguments will be developed rigorously. At the same time, much of the course will be devoted to using game theory to understand applications in economics and business. Taking these applications as a starting point, we will develop an understanding of what constitutes a good mathematical model for addressing a business question. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 505 - SEMINAR IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Short Title: SEMINAR IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 506 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN MARKETING RESEARCH

Short Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN MARKT. RES.

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The purpose of this seminar is to examine recent work in, or relevant to, consumer research. We will select a set of topics to be considered over the semester, often triggered by a new article of particular interest or student interests. For each topic considered, a few articles will be chosen, and we will read and discuss those. Our goals will be to gain exposure to the latest ideas in consumer research and to develop research ideas. In particular, each week we should generate in class the design/idea for at least one new study in the focal topic area. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 507 - BAYESIAN APPLICATIONS IN MARKETING LITERATURE

Short Title: BAYESIAN APPS IN MARKETING LIT

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course aims to develop an understanding of Bayesian empirical applications in the Marketing literature. The course starts with a brief theoretical foundation to Bayesian inference and subsequently focuses on empirical applications in the Marketing literature. The aim of this course is not to equip students with the methodological tools of Bayesian inference. It is assumed that students are familiar with these methodologies. Academic papers from the Marketing literature are assigned to the class and discussed in class. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 510 - ANALYTICAL MODELS IN MARKETING

Short Title: ANALYTICAL MODELS IN MARKETING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 511 - SELECTED TOPICS IN MARKETING

Short Title: SELECT TOPICS IN MARKETING

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 515 - MICRO FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Short Title: MICRO FOUNDATIONS - ORG & MGMT

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 521 - FINANCIAL ECONOMICS I

Short Title: FINANCIAL ECONOMICS I

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): ECON 501 and ECON 502

Description: Introduction at the graduate level to asset pricing and portfolio choice theory. Covers single-period and dynamic models, including pricing by arbitrage, mean-variance analysis, factor models, dynamic programming, recursive utility, and an introduction to continuous-time finance. Cross-list: ECON 505.

BUSI 522 - CORPORATE FINANCE

Short Title: CORPORATE FINANCE

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will prepare students for a career as a scholar in finance. To do so, we will read and discuss key scholarly papers in the field. Our focus will be on classic and recent research papers in the field of corporate finance. The course is structured to introduce students to selected areas of research and research methods, rather than to be encyclopedic in its coverage. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 523 - EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE

Short Title: EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course is intended to get students up to speed with a toolbox and working facility of methods commonly used in empirical finance research. For each method, we will follow a three-step learning process. We first cover the econometrics from a mathematical (but light and intuitive) approach. Then we will observe researchers using the method in the wild. Then you will use it yourself through exercises and problem sets. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 524 - FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS I

Short Title: FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS I

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course provides a brief review of the literature on derivative pricing and the term structure of interest rates. If we have time we may also read some papers on the financial crisis. The objective is to prepare students to critically think about the current research in each these areas and, at the same time, give some basic knowledge about each of these research areas. The course is intended for Ph.D. students. This course is very quantitative and requires basic familiarity with asset pricing theory (BUSI 521). Even though, the course is very quantitative, emphasis is given to intuition instead to mathematical rigor. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 525 - FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS II

Short Title: FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS II

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 526 - FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS III

Short Title: FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS III

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines the empirical asset pricing side of financial economics. The course will focus on the development of stylized facts and tools for the investigation of data and on the underlying theoretical asset pricing frameworks. We will also read recent research papers in empirical asset pricing and generate ideas for future research.

BUSI 527 - FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS IV

Short Title: FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS IV

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 530 - INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING RESEARCH

Short Title: INTRO TO ACCT. RESEARCH

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course offers a thorough and broad-ranging introduction to accounting theory and research. It covers origins and evolution of key relevant accounting institutions, thought, paradigms and methods. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 531 - EMPIRICAL METHODS IN ACCOUNTING

Short Title: EMPIRICAL METHODS IN ACCOUNTNG

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 532 - ANALYTICAL RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING

Short Title: ANALYTICAL RESEARCH IN ACCT

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 533 - CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING: RESEARCH TOPICS

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY ACCT. RES. TOPICS

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In this PhD seminar, students will relate and reconcile key theoretical and analytical insights that have emerged in the accounting literature with the vast empirical/experimental research. Specifically, we will pick selected topics of mainstream interest in accounting, review key analytical insights in each topic and relate/reconcile these insights with empirical findings. Where possible, we will attempt to generate testable empirical predictions as well as identify opportunities for analytical research. Topics include agency theory, performance evaluation and incentives, corporate governance, disclosure theory, aspects of auditing, cost measurement and product/capacity planning.

BUSI 540 - STRATEGY I

Short Title: STRATEGY I

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course provides a Ph.D. level seminar focused on seminal theory and recent theoretical approaches in the strategic management literature. The literature in strategic management attempts to explain the differences in the performance and survival of firms by analyzing the effects of a variety of factors at multiple levels, including countries, industries, organizational networks, firms, teams, and individuals. The intent of this seminar is to provide a foundation for conducting and publishing original research in strategic management. The seminar will cover several topics in the field along with relevant theoretical perspectives developed in economics, finance, organization theory, psychology, and sociology. Over the course of the semester, you will: • Read a large amount of articles published in the leading journals of the field; • Evaluate different theoretical perspectives; • Constructively critique empirical research; • Formulate novel research ideas that advance the field of strategic management; • Professionally present research ideas and respond to comments; and • Develop ideas into a research paper that provides the foundations for a future theoretical paper or empirical study. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 541 - STRATEGY II

Short Title: STRATEGY II

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Strategic management research attempts to explain the differences in firm behaviors and outcomes by analyzing the effects of a variety of factors at multiple levels, including countries, industries, firms, teams, and individuals. This seminar is the second part of the strategic management seminar series (The first part is Business 540: Strategic Management Theory). While Business 540 focuses on seminal theory and recent theoretical approaches in the strategic management literature, this seminar focuses on phenomena and research topics in strategy research. It provides an overview of classic and current research topics including innovation and technology strategy, strategic alliances and networks, international strategy, product diversification, corporate governance, executive leadership, strategic decision processes, change and adaptation. Specific topics and phenomena will be examined from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. From the theoretical perspective, we will discuss how the various theories discussed in Business 540 are used to explain these phenomena. From the empirical perspective, we will discuss various research designs and methods used to in research on these topics. Overall, the intent of this seminar is to provide students a foundation for conducting and publishing original research in strategic management. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 542 - ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Short Title: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 543 - EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Short Title: EXEC LEADERSHIP & CORP GOV

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 544 - CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT THOUGHT

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY MGMT THOUGHT

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 545 - STRATEGY RESEARCH IN CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: STRATEGY RESEARCH IN CORP DEV.

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 546 - EMERGING MARKET STRATEGY

Short Title: EMERGING MARKET STRATEGY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 547 - INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS IN EMERGING MARKETS

Short Title: INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 548 - CORPORATE STRATEGY

Short Title: CORPORATE STRATEGY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 549 - STRATEGY PRO-SEMINAR

Short Title: STRATEGY PRO-SEMINAR

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will expose you to the research areas of the entire strategy and organizational behavior faculty at the Jones School and possible invited guests. Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 550 - CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Short Title: CORP SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 551 - STRATEGY RESEARCH IN CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND ACQUISITIONS

Short Title: STRATEGY RESEARCH IN CORP DEV

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

BUSI 552 - DESIGN OF BUSINESS RESEARCH

Short Title: DESIGN OF BUSINESS RESEARCH

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1.5

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Provides doctoral students with introduction to the design of social research, with particular emphasis on research in the domain of business.

BUSI 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar, Lecture, Laboratory, Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Visiting Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 800 - PHD RESEARCH

Short Title: PHD RESEARCH

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-12

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

BUSI 801 - PHD RESEARCH II

Short Title: PHD RESEARCH II

Department: Business

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-12

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the PHD-BUSI program. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.