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    • SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCOTT A. DAWSON, DEAN RICHARD SAPP, ASSOCIATE DEAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 503-725-3712—STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE www.sba.pdx.edu/ B.A., B.S.—Business Administration management, supply and logistics manage- Minor—Business Administration ment, advertising, and information Certificate in International Business systems. The international business stud- Studies ies certificate, food industry management Certificate in Food Industry certificate, and the business minor are also Management available. The School of Business also offers Postbaccalaureate Certificate in study abroad opportunities at the under- Accounting graduate and graduate levels. M.B.A.—Master of Business The School of Business also offers a Administration Weekend Business Program. Tailored for M.S.F.A.—Master of Science in the returning student who is working full- Financial Analysis time, the program allows students to com- M.I.M.—Master of International plete their junior and senior years of the Management business program on Wednesday evenings Ph.D.—Participating school in and Saturdays over six terms. Students Systems Science Doctoral Program enrolled in the Weekend Business Program The undergraduate and graduate programs will complete the full curriculum of stan- in business administration are accredited dard business courses required for a bache- by AACSB—the International Association lor’s degree in business with an option in for Management Education. AACSB sets general management through a combina- standards for business education in terms tion of class lectures, Web-based instruc- of curricular content, quality of faculty, and tion, video, e-mail, and chat rooms. adequacy of facilities. Admission and major requirements for this program are identical to the traditional undergraduate program. UNDERGRADUATE Admission Policy. Students may PROGRAMS declare business administration as their major field of study at any time after The undergraduate program in business admission to Portland State University. administration adheres to the principle that However, students must be admitted for- in a free society the business enterprise mally to the School of Business Administra- must be responsibly and efficiently man- tion (SBA) before they are allowed to enroll aged. The undergraduate degree program in certain upper-division business adminis- includes both business and nonbusiness tration courses or to graduate with a busi- courses. The mission of the undergraduate ness administration degree. program is to provide students with a The following requirements must be broad understanding of business and to fulfilled prior to applying for admission to equip them with the dynamic skills the School of Business Administration: required to work successfully in a complex and changing global environment. 1. Be formally admitted to Portland State Special emphasis options are available University. within the business administration major and are designed to prepare students for positions in accounting, finance, general management, marketing, human resource
    • 184 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y 2. Have a grade point average (GPA) of at Required Business Core Finance least 2.75 for each of the following: Credits Objective: to provide undergraduate students a. all accepted transfer credits BA 101 Introduction to Business and World with the educational foundation and exposure Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to the broad field of finance that will enable b. all PSU graded credits them to adapt and contribute to all aspects BA 205 Business Communications Using c. all PSU graded business credits Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 of financial decision-making as finance Students who do not meet the 2.75 GPA BA 211 Fundamentals of Financial professionals. requirements will be considered for Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Credits admission only if the GPA for their most BA 213 Decision Making with Accounting Fin 419 Intermediate Financial Management . 4 recent 30 graded credit hours at PSU is Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fin 452 Investment Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.00 or higher and the applicant has a BA 302 Organizational Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fin 449 Analysis of Financial Performance. . . . 4 minimum 2.50 cumulative PSU GPA and BA 303 Business Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fin 456 Foreign Financial Operations . . . . . . . 4 BA 311 Marketing Management . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fin 465 Finance Topics and Cases . . . . . . . . . . 4 a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA for all BA 325 Competing with Information completed business courses at PSU. Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Total 20 3. Have completed each of the Concep- BA 339 Operations and Quality Management . 4 General Management tual Tools courses with a grade of C- or BA 385 Business Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Objective: to provide requisite knowledge and better. The Conceptual Tools courses are: BA 495 Business Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 skills which enable the student to meet the BA 101—Introduction to Business and World challenges of managerial responsibilities. Total 44 Affairs Credits BA 205—Business Communications Using Required Nonbusiness Courses (must Mgmt 351 Human Resource Management . . . . 4 Technology be completed prior to SBA admission) Mgmt 445 Organizational Design and BA 211—Fundamentals of Financial Stat 243, 244 Introduction to Probability and Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Accounting Statistics I & II (for business majors) Mgmt 464 Contemporary Leadership Issues . . 4 BA 213—Decision Making with Accounting Sp 220—Public Speaking Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Information Ec 201, 202 Principles of Economics Of the 8 credits of electives, four credits must Ec 201, 202—Principles of Economics Wr 121 English Composition or UnSt 101, 102, be taken within the management area at the Stat 243, 244—Introduction to Probability 103 300 or 400 level. and Statistics I & II (for business majors) The final four credits can be either: Pass credits will be allowed for any courses Sp 220—Public Speaking a. within the management area at the 300 or Wr 121—English Composition or UnSt 101, which are offered on an optional pass/no 400 level, or 102, 103 pass basis. b. from an approved list of courses, some of Transfer students must provide a copy Business Options. The School of Busi- which will be within the SBA and some out- of their Transfer Evaluation to the SBA with ness Administration offers options for side the SBA. the application for admission. those students seeking specialization in a Total 20 The application deadline for admission subject area. Each student must select one of these options and complete the required Note: Students who wish to do a double option to the SBA is the second Monday following in general management and human resource the first full day of classes of the term pre- courses with a C or better. Option require- management cannot apply more than eight ceding the term for which admission is ments are satisfied by taking 20 to 36 common credits to each option. sought. Applications received after the upper-division credits beyond the required business core. The courses specified to Human Resource Management deadline will be processed for the following Objective: to provide a conceptual framework, as term. satisfy the option requirements are: well as the necessary knowledge, skills, and Application forms are available in 240 Accounting abilities, that allows students to understand SBA and also in the holders on the bulletin Objective: to enable students to acquire the nec- what is required to more effectively manage board outside of the room. essary technical and professional skills for suc- human resources within an organization. Requirements for Major. In addition cessful careers in public, management, or Credits to meeting the general degree requirements governmental accounting. Mgmt 351 Human Resource Management . . . . 4 of the University, the student in business Credits Mgmt 461 Reward Systems and Performance administration must take at least 82 credits Actg 335 Accounting Information Systems . . . 4 Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 in business administration courses of Actg 360 Management Accounting . . . . . . . . . 4 Mgmt 471 Staffing and Employee Selection . . . 4 which at least 41 must be taken at PSU. Actg 381, 382 Financial Accounting and Mgmt 493 Human Resource Policies . . . . . . . . 4 Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Upper-division management courses . . . . . . 3-4 This total will include the business core (44 Actg 421 Introduction to Taxation. . . . . . . . . . 4 credit hours if taken at Portland State), at Actg 430 Governmental and Not-for-Profit . . . 1 Total 19-20 least one option area (20-36 credits, Actg 492 Auditing Concepts and Practices . . . 4 Note: Students who wish to do a double option depending on option chosen), and enough Actg 495 Integrated Accounting Issues . . . . . . 4 in general management and human resource business electives to meet the minimum of Two upper-division accounting courses to be management cannot apply more than eight 82 credits in business. Each student in chosen from Actg 422, 460, 476, 490, 493, common credits to each option. business must also take at least 95 credits Fin 412 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Information Systems outside the School of Business Administra- Objective: to provide students with a solid educa- Total 36 tion. A minimum of 180 credits is required tional foundation in the design and structure for graduation. Students electing accounting as an option will of computer-based information systems and Business administration students must also be required to take: Phl 202 Elementary networks that will enable them to apply rele- Ethics or Phl 209 Business Ethics; PS 101 complete the following courses with a C or United States Government and PS 102 United vant and robust solutions that support the better: objectives of an organization. States Politics; and 3 or more credits in anthro- pology, psychology, or sociology. Credits ISQA 360 Business Computer Fundamentals . 4 ISQA 380 Data Communications . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 185 ISQA 420 Structured Systems Analysis and ISQA 469 Productivity Analysis (4) improvement does not occur in the first Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ISQA 410 Selected Topics (3-4) term of probation, the student’s admitted ISQA 425 Database Management . . . . . . . . . . .4 Actg 360 Management Accounting (4) status will be terminated at the end of the Information systems electives . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Fin 363 Credit Management (3) first term of probation. If improvement ISQA 405 Reading and Conference Mgmt 351 Human Resource Management (4) (credit to be arranged: 1-4) Mktg 452 Business-to-Business Marketing (3) does occur in the first term of probation, ISQA 407 Seminar (credit to be arranged: 1-4) the student will be allowed a second term ISQA 415 UNIX Fundamentals (2) Total 21-24 to raise the GPA(s) to 2.50. By the end of ISQA 418 Client-Server Development (3) Student Advising. The advising center the second term of probation, the deficient ISQA 421 Object-Oriented Modeling and for business students is in 240 SBA. Cur- GPA(s) must be at least 2.50. Design (4) rent information about admission and Students whose admitted status is ter- ISQA 424 Network and Client Operating minated must reapply for admission if they Systems (3) degree requirements for students in the School of Business Administration is avail- desire to complete degree requirements for ISQA 436 Advanced Database Administration programs in the School of Business Admin- (4) able there. Students should make appoint- ments with the advising center at least once istration. Terminated students must wait at Total 22-24 a year to ensure that requirements are least one academic term before applying for being met. For program option planning readmission. Students applying for read- Marketing Objective: to provide educational opportunities and career counseling, students may make mission must meet the admission require- for those who are interested in developing an appointment with a faculty member of ments in force at the time of reapplication. expertise in marketing management, market- their choice. Business students are limited to only one ing communications, and international A bulletin board outside the Student readmission to the School of Business marketing. Services Office, 240 SBA, contains Administration. Credits announcements concerning policy, upcom- Academic Disqualification. If a stu- Mktg 460 Marketing Research . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ing activities, scholarships, and other infor- dent who has been admitted to the School Mktg 463 Consumer Behavior and Customer mation vital to all business and prebusiness of Business Administration is academically Satisfaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 disqualified by the University, that student Mktg 464 Marketing Strategy and students. A bulletin board outside the third floor student lounge has student organiza- will automatically lose School of Business Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Administration admitted status. If a stu- Mktg 466 International Marketing . . . . . . . . . .4 tion information. A bulletin board outside 230 SBA has student internship informa- dent who has lost admitted status desires to Upper-division marketing elective(s) . . . . . . . .4 tion. Students should check the bulletin complete degree requirements for pro- Total 20 boards once a week to ensure that they grams in the School of Business Adminis- Advertising Management have the latest information. tration, that student must reapply. At the Objective: to provide the knowledge and skills Prerequisite Policy. Before enrolling in time of reapplication the student must: (1) necessary for students to create and execute any business course students should read be admitted by and in good standing with advertising strategy within the broader context the course description and complete any the University, (2) have completed 24 cred- of the marketing function. prerequisites that are listed. If a student its following disqualification (these credits Credits completes a course before completing the must be 300 and 400 level courses), (3) Mktg 340 Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 prerequisite and later completes the pre- have a cumulative GPA of 2.75, and Mktg 441 Media Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 requisite, credit for the prerequisite will not (4) have a business GPA of 2.75. Mktg 442 Advertising Copy and Layout . . . . .4 count toward 82 credits required in busi- MINOR IN BUSINESS Mktg 460 Marketing Research . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Mktg 464 Marketing Strategy and ness. The instructor has the authority to ADMINISTRATION Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 administratively drop any student who has The School of Business Administration Mktg 443 Advertising Campaigns . . . . . . . . . .4 not completed the prerequisites. offers a minor in business administration. Retention Policy. A minimum Portland The minor is designed to give students an Total 23 State University cumulative GPA of 2.50 understanding of how the free enterprise Supply and Logistics Management and a minimum GPA of 2.50 in business system works and how it fits in our society. Objective: to provide students with an interdisci- administration courses taken at Portland Also, students will gain an exposure to the plinary foundation in supply and logistics State University are required to remain in functional areas of a business. management in preparation for careers in pur- good standing as an admitted business Coursework requirements for the minor chasing, industrial distribution, logistics, administration student and for graduation in business administration are as follows: transportation, and operations management. with a degree in business administration. Credits Nonbusiness Courses In addition, students are expected to Stat 243 Introduction to Probability and ISQA 429 Transportation and Logistics make satisfactory progress toward gradua- Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Statistics I (for business majors) . . . . . . . . . .4 tion by completing a minimum of 9 credits Stat 244 Introduction to Probability and ISQA 439 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 during each academic year. Statistics II (for business majors) . . . . . . . . . .4 ISQA 479 Integrated Supply and Logistics Failure to maintain a 2.50 PSU cumula- Ec 201 Principles of Economics Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 tive GPA and a 2.50 PSU business GPA will (Micro-economics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 One of the following interdisciplinary place a student on probation. The proba- Ec 202 Principles of Economics electives: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 tionary period is defined as two terms in (Macro-economics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Actg 360 Management Accounting (4) which the student takes classes. In no Minor Core Courses Fin 363 Credit Management (3) instance will the period of probation BA 101 Introduction to Business and Mgmt 351 Human Resource Management (4) extend beyond three consecutive terms World Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Mktg 452 Business-to-Business Marketing (3) beginning with the term for which the stu- BA 205 Business Communications Using Two of the following electives: . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ISQA 449 Process Control and Improvement dent is placed on probation. In the first BA 211 Fundamentals of Financial (4) term of probation the student must show Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ISQA 459 Production Planning and Control (4) progress by raising the deficient GPA(s). If BA 303 Business Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
    • 186 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y BA 311 Marketing Management . . . . . . . . . . . .4 International Business Studies Certificate students Students may bring photocopies of their BA 302 Organizational Behavior or are encouraged to spend one or more summers undergraduate transcripts to the Student BA 385 Business Environment. . . . . . . . . . . .4 in overseas management training work experi- Services Office (240 SBA) for an evaluation ence by participating in the Portland State Uni- of the prerequisite courses to the program. Total 40 versity AIESEC exchange program for business All 100- and 200-level coursework for and economics students or other overseas APPLICATION CRITERIA the minor must be completed with a C- or internship and exchange programs. Several The following requirements must be such programs are available through the School fulfilled prior to applying: higher. The PSU cumulative GPA and the of Business Administration. PSU business GPA must be 2.5 or higher in 1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree rec- order to graduate with a minor in business ognized by the PSU Office of Admissions administration. FOOD INDUSTRY and Records. MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE 2. Be formally admitted as a postbaccalau- INTERNATIONAL The Food Industry Management Certificate reate student at PSU. BUSINESS STUDIES provides undergraduate students with an 3. Have completed the following Concep- CERTIFICATE educational foundation in the field of food tual Tools courses with a grade of C- or distribution, marketing, and management. better (a Pass grade for any Conceptual The International Business Studies Certifi- Certificate requirements include the study Tools course is accepted): cate provides undergraduate students with of the overall competitive business market- BA 101 Introduction to Business and World an educational foundation in the field of place of the food industry from a cross- Affairs international business. Certificate require- industry perspective, consumer trends, BA 205 Business Communications Using ments include the study of cultural, eco- trade relationships, supply and logistics Technology nomic, social, and political aspects BA 211 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting issues, retailing and distribution, electronic affecting business operations. BA 213 Decision Making with Accounting commerce, and industry practicum. Information Students are required to gain admission Students are required to gain admission to the School of Business Administration Stat 243, 244 Statistics I and II (for business to the School of Business Administration majors) through the regular admission process and through the regular admission process and Ec 201 Principles of Economics (micro) must complete degree requirements speci- must complete degree requirements speci- Ec 202 Principles of Economics (macro) fied for a business administration major. In fied for a business administration major. In 4. Have a grade point average (GPA) of at addition, students must complete all certif- addition, students must complete all certif- least 2.75 for each of the following: icate requirements as specified below. icate requirements specified below: a. all accepted transfer credits Nonbusiness Administration Business core: b. all PSU graded credits Requirements BA 101, 205, 211, 213, 302, 303, 311, 325, Foreign language (two-year proficiency) c. all PSU graded business credits 339, 385, 495 Economics courses (2 courses) selected from: Students who do not meet the 2.75 GPA Food industry management requirements: Ec 340, 440, 441, 442, 445, 446, 447, 450, or, Mktg 407 Competing in the Food Industry (4) requirements will be considered for admis- with approval, other upper-division econom- sion only if the GPA for their most recent ISQA 407 Purchasing and Logistics Within the ics courses related to international studies 12 graded credit hours at PSU is 3.00 or Food Industry (4) Area studies—2 courses from each of two higher and the applicant has a minimum Mktg 475 Retailing (3) departments selected from: Anthropology, Mktg 409 Food Industry Practicum (4) 2.50 cumulative PSU GPA and a minimum Geography, History, Political Science 4 hours of directed electives, selected with the 2.50 cumulative GPA for all completed The area study courses will be upper-division faculty adviser’s approval. business courses at PSU. (except PS 205) and must contribute to the student’s understanding of the area of the for- Business Option Requirements Course Requirements eign language being studied. An approved Choose from: Accounting, Finance, General Required Accounting Core: area study course list for languages offered at Management, Human Resource Management, Actg 335 Accounting Information Systems. . . . 4 PSU is available in the Student Services Information Systems, Advertising Manage- Actg 360 Management Accounting. . . . . . . . . . 4 Office, 240 SBA. Permission to take an area ment, Marketing, and Supply and Logistics Actg 381, 382 Financial Accounting and study course not found on the approved list Management. Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 can be received from the director of interna- Actg 421 Introduction to Taxation . . . . . . . . . . 4 tional programs. POSTBACCALAUREATE Actg 430 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Business Administration Requirements CERTIFICATE Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Actg 492 Auditing Concepts and Practices . . . . 4 Business core: IN ACCOUNTING Actg 495 Integrated Accounting Issues. . . . . . . 4 BA 101, 205, 211, 213, 302, 303, 311, 325, Additional credits chosen from: . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 339, 385, 495 The Postbaccalaureate Accounting Certifi- Actg 422 Advanced Taxation International business requirements; cate is a program for students who have Actg 460 Advanced Managerial Accounting Choose three of five: earned one or more baccalaureate degrees Actg 476 International Accounting Actg 476 International Accounting and who wish to complete the coursework Actg 490 Advanced Financial Accounting and Fin 456 Foreign Financial Operations to prepare for the Certified Public Accoun- Reporting Mgmt 446 Principles of International tant (CPA) Examination. These recommen- Actg 493 Advanced Auditing Management dations include courses in accounting Fin 412 Business Law Mktg 376 International Business Operations Mktg 466 Principles of International Marketing directly related to preparation for the exam Total required accounting core 36 as well as professional preparation for Business option requirements: public or industry accounting. In addition, Choose from: Accounting, Finance, General Management, courses are recommended in law, basic Human Resources, Information Systems, business, and in other related areas for Advertising Management, Marketing, and those whose undergraduate degree is not in Supply and Logistics Management. business administration.
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 187 Other required credits plete packet including official transcripts those who have gained at least two years of Each candidate will elect 9 upper-division cred- and a completed application must be sub- industry experience prior to their admis- its in business administration which must be mitted to the School of Business Adminis- sion date. outside accounting. One of the accounting tration, Student Services Office, P.O. Box Admission to the Program. Students faculty should be consulted to evaluate elective options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751; 503-725- may elect to complete the M.B.A. program 3712 or toll-free 1-800-547-8887. in either the full-time day format or the Total required credits 45 International applicants also are evening format. For the most part, students At least 30 of the 45 credits required for required to demonstrate proficiency in are expected to progress through the pro- the certificate and at least 27 of the credits English by taking the Test of English as a gram with their assigned cohort and follow in accounting must be taken in residence at Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL the proposed schedule of classes. Full-time Portland State University. Candidates must score of 213 on the computer-based test is day students will have to take some elective achieve at least a grade of C- in each course required for all students whose native lan- coursework during the evenings or week- presented for the certificate. Entrance and guage is not English and who have not ends. Students are admitted in fall term exit GPA requirements are the same as for received a baccalaureate degree from an only. There is no admission in the winter, the School of Business Administration accredited institution in the United States. spring, or summer terms. undergraduate program. For retention in Official TOEFL scores must be sent directly One of the fall cohorts is offered in the program, grade point averages will be to the PSU Office of Admissions and Washington County at the CAPITAL Cen- based only on coursework taken in the cer- Records. ter. A student in this cohort will be able to tificate program. Only those students who have been for- complete all core courses (with the excep- Postbaccalaureate students who do not mally admitted to the M.B.A., M.I.M., tion of BA 531) at the center. Some elec- hold a degree from a university where the M.S.F Engineering Management, or Sys- .A., tives may be offered at the center, the language of instruction is English must sat- tems Science Ph.D. programs may take remaining electives will be offered at the isfy the Wr 323 requirement before com- graduate level courses in the School of Busi- PSU campus. pletion of a certificate program. ness Administration. Students formally eMBA Program. The PSU eMBA pro- admitted and in good standing in other gram is designed specifically for busy pro- graduate programs may take courses on a fessionals and for students who live outside GRADUATE space available basis with the recommenda- of the Portland area. This program com- PROGRAMS tion of their program adviser or the approval bines the latest in educational and distance of the associate dean of graduate studies in technologies with occasional on-campus The School of Business Administration the School of Business Administration. residencies. Most of the coursework is offers three programs leading to master’s accessible via the Web. Short, intensive degrees: the Master of Business Administra- Priority Dates for Fall Admission: Application and all supporting documents: weekend residencies are required four tion (M.B.A.), which is offered statewide, times per year. Electives may be taken from the Master of Science in Financial Analysis International applicants—March 1 Domestic applicants—April 1 an approved list of courses available online (M.S.F .A.), and the Master of International or courses offered on campus. For more Management (M.I.M.). The School of Busi- GMAT taken by previous March information, contact 503-725-4822. ness Administration also participates in the There may be support materials other Structure of the M.B.A. Program. System Science Doctoral Program and the than transcripts, GMAT score, and resume The M.B.A. program is composed of five Oregon Executive M.B.A. (OEMBA). required for admission in future quarters; distinct parts designed to produce a sys- The OEMBA is an executive M.B.A. pro- prospective applicants should contact the tematic and integrated understanding of gram offered at the CAPITAL Center (185th Student Services Office, 503-725-3712, business operations and competitiveness. and N.W. Walker Road in Beaverton). Pro- toll-free 1-800-547-8887, for the most cur- fessors from the major state institutions, rent admissions requirements. Business Perspectives and Foundation including PSU, teach in this program. The Degree Requirements. University Skills. (17 credits) The foundation seg- degree is granted from the University of master’s degree requirements are listed on ment provides students with an inte- Oregon. For additional information, con- page 62. In addition, the student must grated understanding of the global and tact OEMBA at 503-725-2250. fulfill School and program requirements. competitive challenges facing business Students entering the M.B.A. program are today, the operation of business as a sys- APPLICATION PROCEDURES tem, the philosophy of quality manage- expected to have completed an introduc- To be considered for admission to the ment, and the basic intellectual and tory calculus course and be microcomputer M.B.A. or M.S.F program, the student .A. interpersonal skills needed to be success- literate (familiar with word processing, pre- must have a baccalaureate degree from an ful in the M.B.A. program and as a future sentation, spread sheet, and database soft- accredited institution. A minimum cumu- business leader. Students will acquire ware) no later than the end of the first term lative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is needed quantitative and analytical skills, of admission. Contact the School of Busi- required. and develop an understanding of the ness Administration’s Student Services Applicants to the M.B.A. or M.S.F .A. financial, legal, and economic Office directly at the phone numbers in the program must take the Graduate Manage- environment. paragraph above for the most current pro- ment Admission Test (GMAT) and have test BA 530 Competing in a Global gram information. Environment (8) results sent to the School of Business Administration’s Student Services Office MASTER OF BUSINESS BA 531 Executive Briefings (1) (SBA/SSO). A minimum GMAT total score ADMINISTRATION ISQA 511 Quantitative Methods for of 470 is required, plus a score of at least The Master of Business Administration Managers (4) Fin 514 Economic and Financial 35 percent in both the verbal and quantita- degree emphasizes a systematic, applied Environment of the Firm (4) tive sections. cross-functional approach to the manage- One application packet including all ment of organizations. It is designed to Business Disciplines. (16 credits) documentation must be submitted to the accommodate students with business and Discipline courses build on the integrated Office of Admissions and a second com- non-business degrees and is best suited for foundation coursework and provide more
    • 188 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y in-depth knowledge and applied skills Required courses for MIT Option: M.B.A.-Finance Elective courses: related to accounting, finance, manage- BA 506* MIT Business Project (6) Students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours ment, and marketing. Mgmt 545 Managing the Human Side of of electives from any combination of the Cor- Actg 511 Financial Accounting (4) Technology (3) porate Finance Emphasis Group or the Invest- Mktg 544 Marketing Management (4) Mgmt 544 Technology Management (3) ments Emphasis Group. Mgmt 550 Organizational Management (4) Mktg 555 Technology Marketing (4) Corporate Finance Emphasis Group Fin 561 Financial Management (4) Elective courses: Fin 507 Executive Briefings: Finance (1) Integrated Applications. (16 credits) Students must take at least one course from each Fin 553 Business Valuation (4) Application courses return the student to group below (minimum 7 credits total): Fin 556 International Financial Management (4) issues of systematic integration across Accounting/Finance/Information Fin 569 Advanced Financial Theory (4) business disciplines at the firm level and Systems Group Fin 553* Financial Analysis and Business Actg 553 Financial Statement Analysis (4) promote competitiveness and quality in Fin 545 Hedging and Risk Management (4) case and actual business situations. Valuation (4) Fin 507 Financial Strategies for Technology Fin 512 Business Law (4) BA 551 Integrated Process Management (4) Firms (3) Investments Emphasis Group BA 552 Systems Performance Measurement (4) ISQA 518 Electronic Commerce (3) Fin 544 Security Analysis (4) Mgmt 560 Managerial Responsibility and ISQA 530 System Architectures (3) Fin 545 Hedging and Risk Management (4) Public Policy (4) ISQA 572* Models for Quality Control (3) Fin 573 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Man- Mgmt 562 Business Strategy and Policy (4) Marketing/Management Group agement (4) Business Project. (6 credits) The busi- Mgmt 549* Management of Service Fin 574 Portfolio Management: Issues and ness project is a team activity under the Operations (3) Performance Assessment (2) direction of a faculty member; students Mgmt 540* Business/Government Relations (3) Actg 553 Financial Statement Analysis (4) focus on application of acquired knowl- Mktg 507 Internet Marketing (3) Ec 551 Econometrics (4) edge and problem solving to actual busi- Mktg 548* Product Management and INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPTION ness issues and opportunities. Innovation (3) The International Business (IB) option in BA 506 Business Project (6) Mktg 552* Relationship and Service Marketing (3) the M.B.A. program provides an avenue to Specialization/Electives. (17 credits) Mktg 567* Management of the Sales Force (3) M.B.A. students who are interested in Each student will select elective course- EMgt 560 Total Quality Management (4) international careers but do not wish to work to complete the M.B.A. program. A pursue an M.I.M. degree. All students *Note: Courses with a 507 designation are spe- maximum of 8 credits of electives may be cial topic seminars. Courses above marked electing this option will have a grounding 400/500 level coursework taken for grad- with an asterisk (*) are existing courses that in the contemporary world affairs that uate credit. Electives will be selected from will be focused on MIT issues and cases during affect business and in the organizational courses offered by the School of Business a specific term as indicated by a “T” after the issues facing firms operating in the global Administration or may, with the approval course number in the Schedule of Classes (ex.: arena. of the director of graduate programs, be Actg 551T). Option students must complete The IB option requires that students selected from areas outside business these courses with the “T” designation. Alter- take the 17 credit hours of electives in the administration. Electives are an opportu- native technology courses may be used M.B.A. program from a specified list of nity to develop an area of specialization towards the MIT with approval from the director of graduate programs in Business courses, and that the business project be within the M.B.A. program. Administration. completed with an international focus. Stu- dents must take 6 hours of required M.I.M. MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION FINANCE OPTION AND TECHNOLOGY (MIT) OPTION courses and 11 hours of specified interna- The Finance option offered in conjunction tional electives. Students completing the IB The MIT option allows students to target with the M.B.A. creates an opportunity to option course requirements, in addition to elective credits in the M.B.A. program to develop a specialized skill set within the the M.B.A. core requirements, will receive acquire substantial knowledge in technol- finance area. This option provides students an M.B.A. degree with an International ogy management. The MIT option brings the skills to understand complex financial Business option. together functional areas such as informa- issues as well as experience in the applica- Required Courses for IB Option: tion systems, operations management, tion of financial tools that facilitate BA 506 International Business Project (6) product innovation, accounting, market- problem solving. MIM 518 Managing Multinational ing, and sales within the context of tech- The Finance option requires that stu- Organizations (3) nology firms. The goal is to equip students dents take the 17 credit hours of electives MIM 516 Contemporary Pacific Rim and with knowledge about strategies for man- in the M.B.A. program from a specified list World Affairs (3) aging all phases of the development pro- of courses, and that the business project be M.B.A.-IB Elective Courses: cess, from product innovation through the completed with a finance focus. Students Students must take a minimum of 11 credit implementation and commercialization of must take 8 hours of required finance hours of electives. Two electives must be from the new idea. courses and 9 hours of specified finance the International Business Skills group. The MIT option requires that students electives. Students completing the Finance International Business Skills Group take the 17 credit hours of electives in the option course requirements, in addition to MIM 577 International Business Negotiations (4) M.B.A. program from a specified list of the M.B.A. core requirements, will receive MIM 568 Managing Information Technology courses, and that the business project be Globally (4) an M.B.A. degree with a Finance option. completed with an MIT focus. Students MIM 517 Accounting for Global Enterprises (4) completing the technology course require- Required courses for Finance Option: MIM 547 International Trade Practices (4) ments, in addition to the M.B.A. core BA 506 Finance Business Project (6) MIM 574 International Corporate Finance and requirements, will receive an M.B.A. degree Fin 552 Investments (4) Investment (4) Fin 565 Cases in Corporate Financial with special designation of the Manage- Management (4) (Fin 553 may be taken as a International Business Environment Group ment of Innovation and Technology substitute for Fin 565) MIM 513 Pacific Rim Economies, Trade, and option. Financial Markets (3)
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 189 MIM 576 Advanced Cross-cultural Fin 552 Investments (4) or Actg 552 Strategic Typical Full-time Program Schedule Communication (4) Cost Management (4) Term 1: MIM 513 (3), MIM 518 (3), MIM 516 MIM 564 Global Human Resources Actg 553 Financial Statement Analysis (4) (4), MIM 576 (4), Language and Culture Management (3) Fin 553 Financial Analysis and Business Study MIM 510 Age of the Pacific (4) Valuation (4) Term 2: MIM 517 (4), MIM 515 (4), MIM 519 MIM 575 Marketing in Asia and the Pacific Rim (4) Financial Analysis Elective (4), Language and Culture Study MIM 515 Contemporary Global Marketing (4) Term 3: MIM 564 (4), MIM 568 (4), MIM 558 MIM 519 Government Regulations, Ethics and Select one of the following courses (4), MIM 576 (4), Language and Culture Study Multinational Transactions (4) (4 credit hours): Interim: Field Study Trip (2) Mktg 507 Global Issues (3) Fin 504 Internship (3) Term 4: MIM 547 (4), MIM 574 (4), MIM 575 Fin 512 Business Law (4) There is no language requirement for M.B.A.-IB (4), MIM 510 (2) Language and Culture Study Fin 545 Hedging and Risk Management (4) option students. Term 5: MIM 578 (4), MIM 577 (4), MIM 510 Fin 552 Investments (4) (2), Language and Culture Study MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCIAL Fin 556 International Financial Management (4) Term 6: MIM 579 (3) ANALYSIS (M.S.F.A.) Fin 562 Intermediate Financial Management (4) Fin 565 Cases in Corporate Financial Typical Part-time Program Schedule The Master of Science in Financial Analysis Management (4) Term 1: MIM 516 (4), MIM 518 (3) (M.S.F is a 49-quarter credit hour pro- .A.) Actg 542 Tax Factors in Business Decisions (4) Term 2: MIM 517 (4), MIM 515 (4) gram aimed at individuals who seek Actg 552 Strategic Cost Management (4) Term 3: MIM 564 (4), MIM 568 (4) graduate-level specialization in financial Actg 576 International Accounting (4) Term 4: MIM 547 (4), MIM 574 (4), MIM 510 (2) analysis, but who do not wish to pursue an Mktg 544 Marketing Management (4) Term 5: MIM 510 (2), MIM 577 (4) Language M.B.A. The M.S.F fills the need for busi- .A. Mktg 555 Technology Marketing (4) Study: 4 weeks Term 6: Intensive Language Study ness professionals seeking an in-depth level MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL Term 7: MIM 513 (3), Language and Culture of expertise in the area of financial analysis MANAGEMENT Study as well as accounting students seeking to sit Director: Sully Taylor Term 8: MIM 519 (4), Language and Culture for the CPA Exam. The curriculum is Conducting business globally is not only a Study designed to develop forward-thinking reality but a necessity for corporations to Term 9: MIM 558 (4), MIM 576 (4), Language professionals with sharp analytic minds, flourish in today’s world economy. The and Culture Study effective communication skills, and the nec- Interim: Field Study Trip (2) international manager must be in tune with Term 10: MIM 575 (4), Language and Culture essary vision to apply financial analysis skills the evolving cultural mores, transforming in a wide variety of business situations. Study social systems, and new politics which Term 11: MIM 578 (4) Admission to the Program. Students impact international business. They must Term 12: MIM 579 (3) may take courses on a full-time (12 credit be able to respond to the world’s shifting hours per term) or part-time (8 credit Program Details political, economic, and technological Transfer Credits and Course hours per term) schedule, and must hold developments and address the challenges an undergraduate degree in business or a Waivers. Since the Master of International created by this continually changing global Management program is a cohort program, post-baccalaureate certificate in account- business environment. The Master of Inter- ing. Completion of a course sequence in no transfer credits will be accepted nor national Management 12-month, full-time, will there be any course substitutions or intermediate accounting and an introduc- or 24-month, part-time program is tailored tory course in business finance is also waivers. to accommodate these specific needs. Grading. Students must maintain a required, and all students should exhibit Structure of the M.I.M. Program. proficiency in computer applications and cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 for all grad- The M.I.M. program creates an exciting uate credits earned in the Master of Inter- spreadsheet skills. M.S.F students are .A. and stimulating learning environment by admitted fall term only. national Management program. implementing an interactive instructional Pre-M.I.M. The pre-M.I.M. program Structure of the M.S.F Program. .A. approach that utilizes advanced technol- Successful completion of the M.S.F .A. has been developed to assure academic ogy. Team-based teaching and learning, success for those incoming students who requires 25 credits of business economics, emphasizing practical skills and knowledge 20 credits of financial analysis and 4 credits have no or limited business backgrounds. are evident in many of the lectures, execu- The admissions committee will evaluate of electives. tive seminars, corporate visits, field study each student’s application packet and Business and Economics projects, and exit project. Students are determine which courses in the pre-M.I.M. (25 credit hours): exposed to the importance of this “team are required. Most international students Ec 551 Applied Econometrics for Financial concept” from day one of the M.I.M. pro- Analysis (4) must participate in the pre-M.I.M. These gram, as all students tackle an outdoor wil- courses must be completed successfully BA 531Executive Briefings (1) derness excursion together during student BA 551 Integrated Process Management (4) prior to enrolling in the M.I.M. program in BA 552 Systems for Performance Measurement orientation week. August. The eight week pre-M.I.M. pro- (4) While the focus of the M.I.M. program gram begins in late June and covers the Mgmt 562 Business Strategy and Policy (4) centers on application-oriented knowledge essentials of business statistics, account- and practical skills that can be applied glo- ing, business finance, and economics. Select two of the following three courses: Mgmt 550 Organizational Management (4) bally, a student will have the opportunity to Language Requirement. The language Mgmt 560 Managerial Responsibility and Public specifically target the Pacific Rim. Students component of the M.I.M. is designed to Policy (4) will explore innovative business practices prepare participants for the international Mktg 544 Marketing Management (4) and changes along with contemporary business environment of Asia. The goal is Financial Analysis Core (20 credit world affairs. To further augment the stu- to create a comfort level in the target lan- hours): dent’s knowledge of the worldwide market- guage, Chinese or Japanese, such that the Fin 551 Financial Management for Financial place, the program’s objective-oriented participant understands business etiquette Analysts (4) learning includes cultural differences, and can function socially. The primary Actg 551 Accounting Information Systems (4) language training, and cross-cultural skills emphasized will be listening, fol- communication. lowed by speaking, reading, and writing.
    • 190 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y The content of the language will focus on sent when the PSU Admissions Office com- Actg 335 business and social situations, with atten- pletes its review. The total process may take Accounting Information Systems (4) Methodology used in manual and computer sys- dant focus on relevant vocabulary. as long as 12 weeks; therefore, applicants tems for the accumulation, classification, pro- Field Study in China and Japan. As a are strongly encouraged to apply early. cessing, analysis, and communication of capstone experience, students will travel to Faculty for the M.I.M. program are accounting data. Development of the accounting China and Japan between term three and drawn from Portland State University, Uni- techniques used in the handling of large four of the M.I.M. program to visit compa- versity of Oregon, Oregon State University, amounts of information; special journals and nies, meet with international business other U.S. and foreign universities, and controlling accounts; computer files for storing executives, and learn more about these cul- selected business executives. All classes are data; computer processing of data. Discussion of tures. This trip allows students the oppor- held at PSU’s main campus. the problems encountered in the systems for dif- tunity to immerse themselves in the culture ferent types of organizations. Prerequisites: BA and lifestyle of two very different countries, PH.D. IN SYSTEMS SCIENCE— 213, BA 325. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Actg 360 while gathering firsthand information for The Systems Science Doctoral Program Management Accounting (4) their final project. Emphasis on the development, analysis, and prepares students for academic or profes- Admission Requirements sional careers in systems concepts and communication of cost information relevant to 1. Applicants must have a U.S. bachelor’s techniques. The School of Business Admin- the following functions: planning, decision mak- ing, cost control and management, pricing, and degree, or the equivalent. A minimum istration participates in the Systems Science performance evaluation. Prerequisite: BA 213. undergraduate cumulative grade point Doctoral Program. average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher or a grad- There are two options for study in the Actg 381, 382 Financial Accounting and Reporting I and II uate GPA of 3.00 or higher based on 12 or systems science program. Both options (4, 4) more graduate credits is required. facilitate the design of curricula which are Comprehensive study of the principles, conven- 2. A minimum GMAT score of 470. individually tailored to the needs and inter- tions, and postulates of accounting. The issues of ests of students. Students may earn the revenue recognition and the measurement and 3. International Students (whose native disclosure of financial information are studied in language is not English and have not M.B.A. and the systems science Ph.D. con- currently and should anticipate approxi- detail. Although the courses are taught from the received a degree from an accredited U.S. perspective of the preparer, attention will be institution) must also have: mately four to five years of full-time study paid to the information requirements and expec- beyond the baccalaureate degree in order tations of users of financial statements. Interna- ■ A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on to satisfy the program requirements. the paper-based test or 213 on the tional accounting issues are also covered. computer-based test. Departmental Option: The student Prerequisites: BA 213 for Actg 381; Actg 381 for ■ Financial certification. undertakes advanced academic preparation Actg 382. Students admitted to the School of 4. Two to three years of business or primarily in a single department or school. Business Administration will be given priority. professional experience is preferred but In the School of Business Administration, Actg 399 not required. students concentrate their coursework in Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) one department or subject area and take Actg 401/501 Exceptions to the above will be consid- courses from other departments as well. Research (Credit to be arranged.) ered on a case-by-case basis by the Master Core Option: The student pursues Actg 404/504 of International Management Admissions interdisciplinary studies with a stronger Internship (Credit to be arranged.) Committee. emphasis on systems coursework. Actg 405/505 Application Process. The Master of For information relating to the Ph.D. Reading and Conference (Credit to be International Management degree is arranged.) program in systems science, see page 67. Consent of instructor. granted by Portland State University. Therefore, each applicant is required to Actg 407/507 meet the admission requirements of the ACCOUNTING Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Student-selected problems in business operation M.I.M. program and Portland State Univer- COURSES and business management to be studied by the sity. Except for TOEFL scores, which are individual and discussed in group meeting Courses with an asterisk (*) are not offered every year. sent directly to PSU from the Educational under direction of academic staff. Testing Center (ETS), applicants will For information on the accounting option require- ments, see page 184. All 300- and 400-level courses Actg 421 submit one completed application packet require junior-level standing; 400-level courses Introduction to Taxation (4) directly to the M.I.M. program. GMAT and Introduces students to a broad range of tax con- require admission to the School of Business Adminis- GRE scores should be included. cepts, tax policies, and different types of taxpay- tration; graduate courses require admission to the The deadline for submitting applica- ers. Students should develop an understanding graduate programs. Students admitted to the School of how tax laws affect most business and per- tions and supporting documents for both of Business Administration will be given registration sonal financial decisions. Tax reporting, tax the full-time and part-time programs is priority for all 300-level courses. planning, and basic tax research skills will be April 30. GMAT should be taken no later Actg 199 emphasized. Prerequisite: BA 213. than March. Applications to the M.I.M. Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) Actg 422/522 program will be accepted until these dead- Actg 310 Advanced Taxation (4) lines. However, admission is on a rolling Professional Accounting Seminar (2) Expands students’ knowledge of how tax laws basis beginning in January. Applicants are Designed to introduce students to a wide range affect sole proprietors, partnerships, corpora- of accounting careers. Guest speakers from tions, and other business entities. In addition, encouraged to apply as early as possible. public accounting firms, private industry, and When the M.I.M. admission committee the tax laws applicable to estates, gifts, trusts, tax governmental agencies will provide information exempt organizations, and foreign persons are agrees that a candidate has sufficiently and discuss various career paths within their explored. Prerequisites: Actg 421 and admission demonstrated the abilities necessary to suc- organizations. In addition, information on how to the School of Business Administration. cessfully complete the M.I.M. program, a to find and get the “right” job will be provided. conditional letter of acceptance will be Pass/no pass only. Prerequisites: B or better in sent. A formal letter of admission will be both BA 211 and 213 or consent of instructor.
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 191 Actg 430 Actg 503 *Actg 529 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Thesis (Credit to be arranged.) Tax Planning (3) Accounting (1) Actg 511 An integrating course that relates business taxa- An introduction to governmental and “fund” Financial Accounting (4) tion, estate planning, employee compensation accounting. Topics include state and local gov- An introduction to the reporting system used by and tax shelters as they may interact with each ernmental funds and accounting for not-for- businesses to convey financial information to other; the format is discussion of case problems profit hospitals, universities, and health/welfare parties external to the enterprise. Primary and includes client consultation matters. (This organizations. Prerequisite: Actg 382. emphasis is placed on understanding the finan- course should be taken after the student com- Actg 460 cial reports that are the end product of this pletes 24 credits in the program.) Advanced Managerial Accounting (4) system-what they do and do not tell the user *Actg 531 Advanced development, analysis, and communi- about a business enterprise. The accounting Partnership Taxation (3) cation of cost information, focusing on the use of principles, conventions, and concepts under- Tax treatment of partnership income; problems financial and non-financial information in deci- lying financial reporting are examined with the associated with the formation, operation, and sion making and strategic management. Cases objective of developing the ability to read, com- dissolution of partnerships. Sale, withdrawal, and/or simulations will be used extensively. Pre- prehend, and perform a basic analysis of finan- retirement of partners; basic adjustments, unre- requisites: Actg 360 and BA 339. cial statements. alized receivables, and substantially appreciated Actg 476/576 *Actg 520 inventory; Subchapter S Corporation compared International Accounting (4) Retirement Plans (3) to partnerships. Prerequisite: Actg 525. International accounting issues crucial for effec- Establishment and administration of pension, *Actg 532 tive interpretation and understanding of interna- profit-sharing, and self-employed retirement Corporate Reorganizations and tional business. Framework to analyze and plans; plan characteristics; insured, trusteed and Liquidations (Corporate Taxation II) (3) understand financial reports used by multina- self-administered plans; investment policies; fed- An examination of the effect of taxes on reorga- tional corporations (MNCs). Special managerial eral and state regulation; requirements for Inter- nizations and liquidations. (May be taken prior and control problems of MNCs including perfor- nal Revenue Service qualifications; taxation of to Corporate Taxation I.)Prerequisite: Actg 525. mance evaluation, transfer pricing, and taxation. benefits; integration with Social Security. *Actg 534 Prerequisites: BA 213 for Actg 476; Actg 511 for *Actg 525 Federal and State Tax Procedures (3) Actg 576. Tax Research Methods (3) Tax reporting and collection procedures; admin- Actg 490 Methods of researching tax rulings and laws in istrative and judicial procedures governing tax Advanced Financial Accounting (3) tax accounting; study of the administration and controversies, the rights and obligations of the Emphasizes accounting for business combina- responsibilities of tax practice. Prerequisite: taxpayer. Prerequisite: Actg 525. tions. In addition, accounting issues related to Actg 482. *Actg 535 partnerships and foreign currency translation *Actg 527 State and Local Taxation (3) and transactions are studied. Prerequisite: Corporate Formation and Nonliquidating Examination of issues and taxation other than Actg 382. Distribution (Corporate Taxation I) (3) federal income tax, including property tax pro- Actg 492/592 Concepts and principles governing the taxation cesses, sales and use taxes, multistate transac- Auditing Concepts and Practices (4) of corporations and their shareholders including tions, manufacturers excise tax, and sumptuary Auditing standards and procedures observed by the effects of taxes on corporate capital structure and regulatory excise taxes. Prerequisite: Certified Public Accountants in the examination and distributions. Prerequisite: Actg 525. Actg 525. of the financial statements of business and other organizations. Audit standards and objectives and conceptual framework for collection of evi- dence and assessment of control risk. Short-form audit report and operational auditing. Prerequi- sites: Actg 335 and 382, admission to the School of Business Administration. Actg 493/593 Advanced Auditing (4) Audit objectives and procedures for the collec- tion of evidence and the assessment of control risk are explored. The effects of attribute and variables sampling as well as the effects of com- puters and computer-control procedures on the audit process are examined. In addition, audit, compilation, and review reports are important elements of this course. Prerequisites: Actg 492 and admission to the School of Business Administration. Actg 495 Integrated Accounting Issues (4) Integrates topics from various accounting areas. Provides students with opportunities to see the accounting interactions and tradeoffs that result from realistic business situations. Course will enhance students’ understanding of accounting and its influence on business, as well as the understanding of how business processes affect accounting results, through a set of comprehen- sive case studies. Prerequisites: Actg 360, 421, 492 and admission to the School of Business Administration.
    • 192 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y *Actg 536 Actg 553 values and employee job attitudes, communica- International Taxation (3) Financial Statement Analysis (4) tion, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership, Taxation of United States citizens and businesses Sound financial information for making business decision making, employee effectiveness, and on foreign-source income; topics include the decisions is obtained by an understanding of the impact of organizational level issues such forms of multinational operations, foreign tax accounting data from which the information is as policies, structure, design, and culture. credits, and tax treaties. Prerequisite: Actg 525. derived as well as by the application of tools of Techniques used to facilitate learning may *Actg 537 analysis. Students will gain an increased under- include role plays, cases, presentations, organi- Tax Accounting Problems (3) standing of the properties and use of accounting zational simulations, teamwork, and/or term A study of tax accounting methods, reporting numbers in the determination and forecasting of research papers. Prerequisite: BA 205 and junior periods, special elections, and consolidated financial positions, results of operations, cash standing. returns. Prerequisite: Actg 525. flows, the financial disclosure process, and its BA 303 use in comparing business performance. Prereq- *Actg 539 Business Finance (4) Estate and Gift Taxation (3) uisite: Actg 511 and Fin 551 or 561. Development and study of a decision framework An exploration of the United States system of Actg 601 for financial management with special emphasis taxing transfers by gift or at death. Incorporates Research (Credit to be arranged.) on small- and medium-sized businesses. Topics a review of the technical structure to enable the Actg 607 include analysis of financial health, planning for student to understand the role a particular rule Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) future financial performance, evaluation of does or should perform in a transfer tax system. investment opportunities, and analyses of risk. Designed to enhance comprehension of both theoretical aspects and estate planning, in addi- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Financing of firm growth and valuation will be introduced. An integration of the concepts of tion to the structural framework. Prerequisite: COURSES financial management into a total system Actg 525. approach to business decision making will be BA 101 facilitated with the use of cases, as appropriate. *Actg 542 Introduction to Business and World Affairs Tax Factors in Business Decisions (4) (4) Prerequisite: BA 205, 211, and junior standing. Tax implications of common business questions Introduction to the business firm operating in BA 311 and transactions, including choices of business the local, national, and global marketplace. Marketing Management (4) entity, acquisition and sale of business assets, Emphasizes the integration of the various func- Basic marketing concepts from the perspective of compensation and benefits planning, and U.S. tional areas of business as the firm evolves from the marketing manager. Key focus is to examine taxation of international trade. Students will be its entrepreneurial origins to a mature the marketing planning and analysis necessary exposed to the common income and estate tax corporation. to develop sound marketing plans and strategies. planning strategies of individuals and families Specific topics include the role of marketing engaged in business. Prerequisite: Actg 511 or BA 205 Business Communications Using within the firm, analysis of marketing opportu- admission to the Masters of Science in financial Technology (4) nities, selection of target markets and market analysis program. Provides students with the tools that are needed segmentation, marketing strategies in a global *Actg 550 to collect, organize, and present information in a marketplace, use of technology in marketing, Contemporary Financial Reporting Issues business environment. Students will learn how and marketing mix decisions. Experiential learn- (3) to use library and Internet resources to collect ing approaches for class participation will be Financial reporting for general M.B.A. student. information. Word processing, spreadsheet, and used. Prerequisites: BA 205 and junior standing. Studies of the accounting valuation process, graphics applications will be used to organize BA 325 accounting income measurement, and financial and present business information. Students will Competing with Information Technology (4) disclosure. Contemporary issues are examined be introduced to business report writing, devel- Presents the key steps required to gain a compet- in the context of factors that shape accounting oping and delivering a persuasive presentation, itive advantage in the marketplace through the standards and current trends in financial report- and electronic-mail methods for team-based use of information technologies. Primary focus is ing. Prerequisite: Actg 511. communication. Prerequisite: BA 101. to help students understand the information sys- Actg 551 BA 211 tems development lifecycle and the ways that Accounting Information Systems (4) Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4) systems can support functional areas of a busi- Study of accounting information systems for Assists students in developing an understanding ness. Other topics include: communication tech- operations with an emphasis on accounting of financial statements and the tools used by nologies to support groups, productivity issues. Addresses the information systems issues external users such as lenders, shareholders, and software and applications, designing systems for encountered by internal financial analysts. competitors to evaluate the performance of the competitive advantage, and systems reengineer- Topics may include database and accounting firm. Balance sheets, income statements, state- ing. Prerequisites: BA 205 and junior standing. information system design, model building, the ments of cash flows, and industry reports will be BA 339 use of accounting information for forecasting, used to introduce topics such as: assessing risk, Operations and Quality Management (4) and other topics associated with the develop- liquidity, solvency, operating efficiency, and prof- Develops an understanding of the various issues ment of information systems to support financial itability of the firm. Prerequisite: BA 101. and strategies involved in the operation of a ser- analysis. vice or manufacturing organization. These con- BA 213 Actg 552 Decision Making with Accounting siderations include the support by the Strategic Cost Management (4) Information (4) operation’s organization of corporate strategy Course takes the perspective that managers Designed to aid students in developing effective through design and operating decisions. Issues should not use information from accounting sys- decision making skills. Course elements include: such as global supply sources, worldwide busi- tems designed to prepare external financial understanding the organization as a system, ness system influences, continuous improve- reports in order to make internal management information assessment, cash management, ment, and total quality management will be decisions. Provides alternative approaches to operations and capital budgeting, manufacturing discussed. Prerequisite: BA 205 and junior developing and using accounting information. cost systems, cost control procedures, managing standing. Special emphasis will be placed on understand- inventory, problem solving, and measuring the BA 385 ing traditional cost systems, activity-based cost- health of the organization. Prerequisite: BA 211. Business Environment (4) ing systems, and determining the cost of quality. Study and critical analysis of the role of business BA 302 Course will rely heavily on the examination of Organizational Behavior (4) in its environment with special references to the actual company situations. Prerequisites: BA 551 Focuses on issues that are relevant to the three interrelationships of legal, technological, eco- and 552. levels of organizational behavior (i.e., individual, nomic, political, and social forces with the busi- group, and organizational). Key topics include: ness enterprise and to the legal and ethical the nature and dynamics of teams, personal
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 193 obligations of the business enterprise with its process measurement, and related decision mak- overview of market analysis and real estate pro- owners, employees, consumers, and society. Pre- ing. Prerequisite: ISQA 511, Actg 511, and con- duction, marketing and financing methods. Pre- requisites: BA 205 and junior standing. current enrollment in BA 551. requisites: Ec 201, 202. BA 407/507 *BA 566 *Fin 336 Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Competitive and Strategic Analysis (3) Principles of Risk and Insurance (3) Seminars in selected cross-functional and inte- Integrative course that focuses on application of A study of the principles and practices of life, grative business topics. analytical techniques to the processes and out- fire, casualty, marine, and social insurance. BA 495 puts of the firm. Emphasizes the identification, Fin 363 Business Strategy (4) analysis, and evaluation of the marketing, finan- Credit Management (3) Concerned with developing and implementing cial, and accounting bases of competition, and Management functions performed by a credit strategy for the total organization. Designed as the development of appropriate business strate- department; relation to other functions of the an interdisciplinary capstone course that teaches gies. Prerequisites: Mktg 544, Fin 561, Actg 511. business enterprise; nature of consumer credit students how to analyze the internal and exter- and mercantile credit, sources of credit informa- nal environment of the firm and develop a busi- ness strategy and business plan. Strategy BUSINESS EDUCATION tion, evaluation of credit risks, and credit con- trols used in business firms; credit policy formulation and implementation are demon- COURSES determination. strated in light of the interdependence of the Fin 399 organization’s internal dynamics and in relation See description of teacher certification in the School of Education section. Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) to the global markets in which contemporary Fin 401/501 firms must compete. Prerequisites: BA 302, 303, BEd 401/501 Research (Credit to be arranged.) 311. (One of the three prerequisites may be Research (Credit to be arranged.) Prerequisite: BA 303. taken concurrently.) Restricted to admitted SBA BEd 404/504 Cooperative Education (Credit to be Fin 404/504 students. Graduating seniors will be given prior- arranged.) Internship (Credit to be arranged.) ity admittance. Prerequisite: BA 303. BA 506 BEd 405/505 Reading and Conference (Credit to be Fin 405/505 Business Project (3 or 6) Reading and Conference (Credit to be Under the direction of a faculty member, stu- arranged.) Consent of instructor. arranged.) dents work in teams to apply M.B.A. knowledge Prerequisite: BA 303. and skills to actual business problems or situa- BEd 407/507 Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Fin 407/507 tions. Students may register for six credits Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) during a single term, or register for three credits BEd 503 Student-selected problems in business operation during two consecutive terms. After initially Thesis (Credit to be arranged.) and business management to be studied by the meeting as a class at the beginning of the term, individual and discussed in group meeting students meet periodically with an assigned fac- ulty member to monitor progress on the agreed FINANCE COURSES under direction of academic staff. Prerequisite: BA 303. learning contract and to discuss a variety of For information on finance option requirements, see implementation and organizational issues. Pre- Fin 409/509 page 184. All 300- and 400-level courses require Practicum (Credit to be arranged.) requisite: completion of at least 37 hours of the junior-level standing; 400-level courses require Field work involving the practice of professional M.B.A. core sequence. admission to the School of Business Administration; activities away from campus. Prerequisite: con- BA 530 graduate courses require admission to the graduate sent of instructor. Competing in a Global Environment (8) programs. Students admitted to the School of Busi- Inaugural M.B.A. course provides students with Fin 410/510 ness Administration will be given registration prior- Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.) an understanding of key themes related to suc- ity for all 300-level courses. Consent of instructor. cessful global competition and with the interper- sonal and intellectual skills required for Fin 199 Fin 411 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) Laws of Real Estate, Personal Property, individuals to contribute in a highly competitive *Fin 218 Trusts, and Estates (4) and globalized business environment. Personal Finance (4) Distinction between real estate and personal BA 531 A survey of investments, budgets, real estate property, fixtures, landlord tenant, accession, Executive Briefings (1) ownership, financial institutions, consumers’ patents, copyrights, trademarks, concurrent A weekly series of presentations by local, credit, social security, stock market, mutual ownership, deeds, adverse possession, ease- regional, national, and/or international business funds, and estate planning from the individual’s ments, trusts, REIT, powers of trustees, wills, leaders on current business topics. point of view. Optional pass/no pass. will substitutes, intestacy, probate. Prerequisite: BA 551 Fin 226 Fin 226 or BA 385. Integrated Process Management (4) Legal Environment of Business (4) Fin 412/512 Covers the design and management of transfor- The meaning and nature of law, sources of law, Business Law (4) mation processes within the firm and relation- state and federal court systems, procedures for Laws of contracts, negotiable checks, notes, and ships with both suppliers and customers. There resolving disputes, business torts, business drafts, insurance, documents of title, sales of is a strong focus on customer satisfaction, qual- crimes, antitrust law, labor law, contracts, inter- goods, letters of credit, employees and indepen- ity, continuous improvement, and cost manage- national business law, ethical considerations, dent contractors, agency, partnership, corpora- ment as each relates to process design and social and political influences. tions, securities, bankruptcy, security interests, control in both manufacturing and service orga- mortgages, suretyship and bulk sales. Covers law nizations. Prerequisites: ISQA 511, Actg 511, Fin 301 Stock Market (3) part of CPA exam. Prerequisite: Fin 226 or BA and concurrent enrollment in BA 552. 385 (Fin 226 or BA 385 not required for stu- Analysis of the operation of the stock market. BA 552 Procedures in the buying and selling of securi- dents in postbaccalaureate certificate in account- Systems for Performance Measurement (4) ties. Examination of current regulatory practices. ing program) or Mgmt 560. Provides the student with a systematic approach Fin 333 Fin 419 to the determination and measurement of the Foundations of Real Estate Analysis (3) Intermediate Financial Management (4) critical processes for achieving organizational Second level course in financial management to Surveys the legal, physical, and economic struc- effectiveness and efficiency. Emphasis is given to provide more depth in the study of asset pricing, ture of the real estate market and the characteris- the development of the necessary information capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend tics of real estate resources. Develops basic real systems to support process integration, critical policy, working capital management, growth estate valuation procedures and provides an through mergers, and leasing. Emphasis on the
    • 194 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y development of problem solving capabilities. issues. Special topics covered will be at the dis- Fin 550 Prerequisite: BA 303; admission to the School of cretion of the instructor. Prerequisites: Fin 419 Commercial Bank Management (3) Business Administration. and 449; admission to the School of Business Theory and practice of commercial banking Administration. from a financial management perspective. Bank- Fin 439/539 ing environment, asset/liability management, Real Estate Appraisal (3) *Fin 473/573 Fundamentals of appraising real estate. Land uti- capital management, and overall balance-sheet Investment Analysis and Portfolio lization. Analysis of real estate values by Management (4) management of commercial banks. Prerequisite: approaches followed by governmental and pri- A study of the application of both portfolio Fin 514 or Fin 561. vate appraisers. Prerequisite: BA 303. theory and fundamental valuation techniques in Fin 551 security investment decisions. Students in this Financial Management for Financial Fin 444/544 Analysts (4) Security Analysis (4) course serve as portfolio managers to a real dollar portfolio, providing security and sector Gateway course to the Master of Science in Theory and techniques of analysis of individual oversight to the portfolio. The implications of financial analysis. Examines the financial con- corporate securities. Systematic study of charac- modern portfolio theory for portfolio manage- cepts and problem-solving skills required to teristics and potential of stocks and bonds to ment and in portfolio performance evaluation evaluate whether managerial decisions add value facilitate investment decisions. Prerequisite: are emphasized. This is the first course in a to the firm. Students will develop an under- Fin 452/552 or Fin 561. required two-class sequence. Offered fall and standing of the financial implications of business Fin 449 decisions and a framework with which to evalu- spring terms. Prerequisites: BA 303 and Fin 443 Analysis of Financial Performance (4) ate their decisions. An integral part of this Conceptual and practical elements of financial (may be taken concurrently with consent of instructor) for 473; Fin 552 (may be taken con- approach requires understanding how the differ- planning, working capital management, and ent functional areas of a business interrelate and short- and medium-term financing. Principles currently), 561 for 573. the supporting role that finance provides. Topics and spreadsheet procedures for financial analy- Fin 474/574 considered include cash flow analysis, risk deter- sis, credit analysis, inventory management, and Portfolio Management: Issues and Performance Assessment (2) mination, valuation, working capital manage- financial forecasting. Prerequisite: BA 303. ment, and financing. Graduate credit cannot be This course is a continuation of Fin 573. Stu- Fin 450 dents will continue the responsibility of manag- earned for both Fin 561 and 551. Prerequisite: Bank Management (4) admission to the Masters of Science in financial ing a real-dollar portfolio that was initiated in Practices, problems and policies of commercial management program. Fin 573. In addition, assessing and reporting on banking as well as other financial institutions portfolio performance, and presenting a quar- Fin 552 from a financial management perspective. Bank- terly report to the investment community, will Investments (4) ing regulation, organizational structure, financial Introduction to investment analysis, including be an integral aspect of this course. This is the analysis of commercial banks, asset and liability the functioning of capital markets; valuation second course in a required two-class sequence. management, and other contemporary issues theory applied to the aggregate market, alterna- Prerequisites: BA 303, Fin 443, and 473 for 474; affecting commercial banks. Prerequisite: tive industries, and individual firms; stock valua- Fin 561, 552, and 573 for 574. BA 303. tion models; strategies for the selection, *Fin 485/585 Fin 452 Life Insurance (3) evaluation, and revision of portfolio of stocks; Investment Principles (4) Analysis of various types of life insurance, acci- portfolio performance evaluation and measure- Analytical study of the principles of investment ment. Coverage of securities available in the dent and sickness coverage and contracts. Pre- in stocks, bonds, and other security instruments. bond market: treasury securities, agency securi- mium rates. Family and business need for life Includes background study of financial markets ties, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, interna- insurance. Endowment, annuities, group pen- and institutions; analysis of the investment char- tional bonds, mortgages, and mortgage-backed sion plans, industrial and government insurance. acteristics, valuation, and market price behavior securities, their investment characteristics, and Prerequisite: Fin 336. of bonds, stocks, and derivative securities, and methodology for valuing them; the level and the choice of appropriate portfolios of these Fin 503 structure of interest rates; strategies for manag- securities. Also included is the study of informa- Thesis (Credit to be arranged.) ing bond portfolios. Prerequisites: Fin 551 or tion and market efficiency, term structure and Fin 514 561. the determination of market interest rates, and Economic and Financial Environment of the security valuation. Prerequisite: BA 303. Firm (4) Fin 553 Examines the microeconomic foundations of the Financial Analysis and Business Valuation Fin 456/556 firm and provides a broad overview of the finan- (4) International Financial Management (4) cial markets and institution’s framework. Financial analysis of the performance of the Development and study of a framework for the business or parts of the business such as product Included is consideration of the components of financial decisions of multinational businesses; or projects. Tools and techniques of financial the U.S. and international financial system in the management of working capital, investment and statement analysis from the perspective of inves- global economy, the financial institutions that financing decisions of a firm in an international tors and creditors; development of models for facilitate the flow of funds, interest rate determi- environment; foreign exchange markets, determining and forecasting the profitability and nation, and how government policy affects funds exchange risk, and international diversification. financial position of the firm. Business valuation flow and interest rates. Issues of demand and Prerequisite: Fin 419, 551, or 561. techniques, emphasizing cash flow projections. supply determination, market structure, and *Fin 457/557 resulting economic behavior are also considered. Some issues in costs and risk management. The- Real Estate Finance and Investment (5) oretical principles and practical approaches of Application of the finance and economic princi- Fin 545 valuation of a business or business interest; valu- ples to the analysis of real estate finance and Hedging and Risk Management (4) ation strategies for specific purposes such as val- Futures, options, swaps, and other derivative investments. Emphasis on the development of uation for mergers, acquisitions, and corporate instruments, their characteristics, their uses in problem solving capabilities through the use of restructuring, multibusiness valuation, valuation financial risk management, and their effects in computer application programs. Special atten- of international businesses. Prerequisite: Fin speculative situations; methodologies for valua- tion is given to risk analysis, alternative mort- 561; competency with electronic spreadsheets. tion of derivatives. Exotic options, innovations gage instruments, hedging techniques, and the Fin 561 in exotic derivatives and in the development tax effects of real estate investment. Prerequisite: Financial Management (4) and use of derivatives in corporate finance and BA 303. Examines the financial concepts and problem- investments. The rapid development of deriva- Fin 465 tives in domestic and international finance. solving skills required to evaluate whether man- Finance Topics and Cases (4) Prerequisite: Fin 561. agerial decisions add value to the firm. Students Case studies of the most typical financial prob- will develop an understanding of the financial lems in business including working capital man- implications of business decisions and a frame- agement, capital budgeting, and financing work with which to evaluate their decisions. An
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 195 integral part of this approach requires under- language to apply course concepts. Prerequisite: ISQA 421 standing how the different functional areas of a BA 325, and C++ programming course or pass- Object-oriented Design and Programming business interrelate and the supporting role that ing grade on C++ programming competency (4) finance can provide. Topics considered include exam; admission to the School of Business Provides coverage of fundamental concepts of cash flow analysis, risk determination, valuation, Administration. object-oriented programming—encapsulation, working capital management, and financing. classes, inheritance, and polymorphism. Stu- ISQA 380 dents will develop projects using Visual C++ or Prerequisites: BA 530, Fin 514, Actg 511. Data Communications (4) Topics include communication between people JAVA. Solutions to typical business applications Fin 562 are covered. Prerequisite: ISQA 360. Intermediate Financial Management (4) and machines, transmission systems, protocols Second-level course in financial management to for communication technologies, and digital ISQA 424 provide more depth in the study of asset pricing, communication and networks. Application areas Network and Client Operating Systems (3) capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend reviewed include data communications, voice Hands-on introduction to the administration of a policy, working capital management, growth and electronic mail, Internet, and mobile sys- local area network operating system. Enables through mergers, and leasing. Emphasis is tems. Management issues covered include cost/ students to gain knowledge and experience with placed on the further development of problem benefit analysis, organizational impact, interna- the kinds of management tasks they would per- solving capabilities. Prerequisite: Fin 551 or tional systems, and emerging technologies. form routinely as network administrators. Topics 561. Three lecture hours; two laboratory hours. include network configuration, file and directory Prerequisite: BA 325; admission to the School of configuration, network security, backup and Fin 565 recovery, print services, user and workstation Cases in Corporate Financial Management Business Administration. (4) automation and simple system. Two lecture ISQA 399 hours; two laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Applications of financial theory to financial deci- Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) sions. Emphasis will be on the full range of ISQA 380. ISQA 401 important problems including asset allocation Research (Credit to be arranged.) ISQA 425 decisions, the full range of financing decisions, Database Management (4) financial decisions of multi-national firms and ISQA 404 Study of data environments, the evolution of Internship (Credit to be arranged.) database technology, database concepts and the use of derivatives by both domestic and global firms. Prerequisites: Fin 514, 561. ISQA 405 uses, data models, database design, and query Reading and Conference (Credit to be processing. Emphasis will be placed on the rela- Fin 569 arranged.) Advanced Financial Management (4) tional model and database management systems Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Selected advanced topics in theory and applica- that support the model. Students will participate tion of valuation, capital investment/capital ISQA 407 in database design projects. Other topics address Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) emerging database trends and opportunities. structure decisions and their interactions, merg- Student-selected problems in information sys- ers and acquisitions, and leasing. Prerequisite: Prerequisites: ISQA 420, admission to the tems, quantitative analysis, or operations and School of Business Administration. Fin 561. materials management to be studied by the indi- Fin 601 vidual and discussed in group meeting under ISQA 429/529 Research (Credit to be arranged.) direction of academic staff. Transportation and Logistics Management (4) Fin 607 ISQA 409 Overview of logistics including transportation, Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Practicum in Information Systems and warehouse location and layout, inventory poli- Quantitative Analysis (Credit to be cies, distribution operations, and information INFORMATION SYSTEMS arranged.) This course requires the student to work with a systems. Prerequisite: BA 339 or BA 311. AND QUANTITATIVE community organization in performing an infor- *ISQA 435 ANALYSIS COURSES mation systems/quantitative analysis feasibility Business Research Design and Analysis (3) This course is concerned with the application of study. The study may include a current systems For information on Information Systems option multivariate methods of data analysis in business analysis, design of the new system, personnel requirements, see page 184. All 300- and 400-level research. Emphasis is on the process of business development or training requirements, hardware courses require junior-level standing; 400-level data analysis including research design, imple- and/or software recommendations, and assis- courses require admission to the School of Business mentation, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: tance in system documentation. Prerequisites: Administration; graduate courses require admission Stat 243, 244. ISQA 421 and consent of instructor. to the graduate programs. Students admitted to the ISQA 436 ISQA 410 Advanced Database Administration (4) School of Business Administration will be given regis- Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.) tration priority for all 300-level courses. Advanced study of data environments, data ISQA 418 modeling techniques, database design, query ISQA 111 Client Service Application Development (4) processing, and optimization. Emphasis will be Fundamental Computer Concepts (2) Provides an introduction to client server applica- The fundamental concepts of Electronic Data placed on client-server architecture and data tion development with emphasis on the client. environments such as Oracle and SQL Server. Processing; the impact of EDP on the firm, and Topics include graphical user interface develop- the fundamental concepts of computer use Students will participate in database design ment, event-driven programming, and rapid projects. Other topics will include industry including programming and applications. Pro- application development tools. Students will vides a general vocabulary and understanding of trends and opportunities, and database adminis- participate in the development of projects using tration. Prerequisite: ISQA 425. the capabilities of the computer in business. programming languages such as Visual Basic. (One hour of lecture and two hours of recita- Prerequisite: BA 325. ISQA 439/539 tion.) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management ISQA 420 (4) ISQA 360 Systems Analysis and Design (4) Deals with developing sound policies and proce- Business Computing Fundamentals (4) Examines the scope and organization of the sys- dures in managing the supply chain. Topics Overview of topics to introduce students to the tems development process and the role of the include supplier selection and evaluation, com- fundamental programming theories and con- systems development professional. Topics petitive bidding, contract development and cepts necessary to create solutions to the infor- include system requirements, system specifica- administration, value analysis, and standardiza- mation needs of an organization. Topics include tion, systems design, implementation, and tion. Prerequisite: BA 339 or BA 311. problem solving algorithms utilizing structured project management. Standard system analysis programming techniques, basic data types, data methods and techniques will be presented and structures, and an introduction to object-ori- applied using computer-aided software engi- ented programming. Students will use the C++ neering (CASE) tools. Prerequisite: ISQA 360.
    • 196 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y ISQA 449 Students compete in a simulated business envi- ISQA 479 Process Control and Improvement (4) ronment and are thus allowed to make use of Integrated Supply and Logistics Study of the principles of quality management dynamic analysis. Management (4) including statistical quality control, total quality Capstone course using cases and projects to inte- *ISQA 463 management, and the quality tools especially as grate the various concepts of supply and logistics Mathematical Modeling in Decision Making they apply to supply and logistics processes. Pre- management. Prerequisites: ISQA 429, 439, and (3) requisite: BA 339. The incorporation of numerical considerations 3-4 additional credits in supply and logistics and applied mathematics into the modeling pro- management option courses; admission to the ISQA 459/559 Production Planning and Control (4) cess is the primary focus of this course. Students School of Business Administration. Intermediate and short range production plan- will gain practice in creative and empirical ISQA 511 ning and scheduling. Topics will include aggre- model construction, model analysis and model Quantitative Methods For Managers (4) gate planning, materials requirement planning, research for practical and realistic problems. The Covers the quantitative methods useful in mana- scheduling and just-in-time. Prerequisite: emphasis is on the importance of the assump- gerial analysis and decision making. Basic and BA 339. tions in a model and on testing the sensitivity advanced statistical models as well as forecasting *ISQA 461 and appropriateness of assumptions against and management science tools are studied. Pre- Operations Research Techniques (3) empirical data. Prerequisite: ISQA 461. requisite: admission to graduate program. Introduction of methodology of operations ISQA 469/569 ISQA 518 research. Investigation of construction, solution Productivity Analysis (4) Electronic Commerce (3) and application of models useful for decision The role of operations strategy on the firm’s Survey of technologies and technological appli- making in business. Prerequisites: upper-divi- cooperative ability and the organization’s pro- cations to conduct business electronically today sion standing, BA 339 and Stat 243, 244. grams and techniques for measuring and and in the future. Students will learn about elec- *ISQA 462 improving productivity and for assuring quality. tronic data interchange, the role of technology in Decision Simulation (3) Prerequisite: BA 339. electronic markets, the Internet, and the organi- Emphasis given to the use of gaming to reveal zational impact of these technologies. Internet- the complexity of the total organization and of based technologies will be presented and used. the interrelationships of the activities of the firm. Prerequisite: BA 530. *ISQA 525 Database Design (2) Practical course focusing on the design and use of databases. Students will learn to model data needs, design relational databases based on those needs, and methods for querying a data- base. A Database Management System (DBMS) will be used. Other topics address emerging database trends. Prerequisite: BA 530. *ISQA 530 System Architectures (3) Study of cutting-edge hardware and software architectures and their usage in business envi- ronments. Students will learn how managers identify and adopt new technologies for business systems. Topics include hardware/software con- cepts, needs assessment, decision criteria, and implementation issues. Prerequisite: BA 551. ISQA 572 Models for Quality Control (3) Study of variability. Emphasis on quality improve- ments through the application of experimental design. Topics include accounting for random- ness, systematic identification of sources of varia- tion, control charts, and statistical process control (SPC). Course will use a combination of cases, lecture, and computer-aided analyses to provide the students with a foundation in quality control analysis. Prerequisite: BA 551. MANAGEMENT COURSES For information on the management option require- ments, see page 184. All 300- and 400-level courses require junior-level standing; 400-level courses require admission to the School of Business Adminis- tration; graduate courses require admission to the graduate programs. Students admitted to the School of Business Administration will be given registration priority for all 300-level courses. Mgmt 199 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) Darrell Brown, Business Administration
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 197 Mgmt 351 prior completion of or concurrent registration in Mgmt 540 Human Resource Management (4) Mgmt 550. Preference on waiting list will be Business/Government Relations (3) Studies the human resource management func- given to HRM-option students. The role and importance of the business/govern- tions performed by the human resource manager ment relations function in business enterprises is Mgmt 464 as well as by the line executive or supervisor. examined. Topics covered include: monitoring Contemporary Leadership Issues (4) Uses contemporary approaches and problems to Investigation of the ideas of what constitutes the governmental system, interest groups, lobby- analyze the entire process of performance man- “effective leadership” as organizations enter the ing, trade associations, governmental structure, agement, including human resource planning/ 21st century. Various aspects of the new leader- regulatory process, and access to executive/legis- job design, selection and staffing, training and ship paradigm are addressed. Students will lative processes. Case analyses and projects may development, compensation, performance develop an awareness of their personal leader- be used in the course. Prerequisite: Mgmt 560. appraisal, and employee and labor relations. ship profile and capabilities and the issues they Mgmt 544 Also examines legal questions which affect will face as leaders in tomorrow’s organizations. Technology Management (3) human resource management. Prerequisite: BA Prerequisites: BA 302; admission to the School Taking a systemic approach to managing tech- 302. Preference on the waiting list will be given of Business Administration. nology and innovation, this course addresses the to HRM-option students. process flow of ideas from creativity to market Mgmt 470/570 Mgmt 399 American Business History (4) and commercialization; the roles of invention, Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) A critical examination of the growth of the innovation, research and development, and Mgmt 401/501 American business system, with particular atten- manufacturing; intrapreneurship, and venturing; Research (Credit to be arranged.) tion to studying the environmental genesis and and managerial attitudes, beliefs, and percep- Mgmt 404/504 evolution of significant business organizations. tions. All of these factors are examined for their Internship (Credit to be arranged.) The course will also deal with the evolutionary influence on the strategic utilization of technol- changes in business leaders and their managerial ogy and innovation. Mgmt 405/505 Reading and Conference (Credit to be styles. Prerequisite: BA 302 or 385; BA 530 for Mgmt 545 arranged.) graduate students. Managing the Human Side of Technological Consent of instructor. Innovation (3) Mgmt 471/571 Examines the non-technical, human side to the Mgmt 407/507 Staffing and Employee Selection (4) Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) The staffing process includes the acquisition, challenges of technological innovation manage- Student-selected problems in business operation selection, and placement of employees to ment. Course topics include technical profes- and management to be studied by the individual achieve the strategic human resource goals of the sional performance and productivity, high and discussed in group meeting under direction organization. Topics covered include staffing performing technical teams, managerial effec- of academic staff. strategies, human resource planning, legal tiveness, innovative work cultures, and organiza- issues, recruitment methods, selection tech- tional practices and policies that promote Mgmt 409/509 technological innovation and new product Practicum (Credit to be arranged.) niques (e.g., biographical information, inter- viewing, ability tests, work samples, assessment development. Practical applications of course Mgmt 410/510 concepts to actual work situations are empha- Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.) centers), selection validation, and utility analy- sis. Prerequisite: prior completion of Mgmt 351; sized. This course is required for the Manage- Mgmt 445 ment of Innovation Option in the M.B.A. Organizational Design and Change (4) prior completion of or concurrent registration in Mgmt 550. Preference on waiting list will be program. Study of organizations from a macro perspective. Emphasis will be on the implications of dynamic given to HRM-option students. Mgmt 546 environments, innovation, and technology for Principles of International Management (4) Mgmt 491/591 Covers the major challenges of managing inter- organizational structure, design, and processes. Training and Development (4) Training and development highlights the organi- nationally, including political risk assessment, Management of change from a multi-level per- zation’s commitment to its employees. The international strategy, structuring and control- spective will also be addressed. Prerequisite: course looks at training needs analysis; the ling the multinational enterprise, international BA 302. nature, types and methods of training; career negotiations, and international human resource Mgmt 446 management. Course is targeted both toward Principles of International Management (4) stages, paths, planning; retraining outdated workers; outplacement, evaluation of training managers who work abroad as well as those Study of the managerial functions and problems dealing with international business from the related to international business activity. The effectiveness; long-term development programs; and processes of organization development. Pre- home country. focus of this course is on the management of for- *Mgmt 549 eign trade, direct investments, and international requisite: prior completion of Mgmt 351; prior completion of or concurrent registration in Services Management and Operations (3) operations. In addition, the political, economic, Addresses the unique aspects of successful ser- and cultural environments of international busi- Mgmt 550. Preference on waiting list will be given to HRM-option students. vices management and operations. In particular, ness are examined from the perspective of man- the course examines the service concept, how agement. Comparative management is also Mgmt 493 customer focus is achieved, strategic consider- treated through the study of other management Human Resource Policies (4) ations in creating superior customer value, the systems. Prerequisite: BA 302. An in-depth, analytical study of human human resource challenges of selecting, training, resources and the tasks of the modern human Mgmt 461/561 and motivating service providers, and how ser- Reward Systems and Performance resource manager, with an emphasis on the vice systems are structured to smooth demand Management (4) policy making aspect of human resource man- and enhance system capacity. The goal is to Study of reward system practices that aid in agement. Studies executive-level decision understand how to analyze any service system, motivation, employee development, and pro- making within staffing, training, compensation, whether it resides in a manufacturing, service, or ductivity improvement to meet organization appraisal, and labor relations. Examines emerg- non-profit organization, and explore ways to goals. Shows how job analysis data forms the ing issues in HRM, such as quality of work life, enhance system effectiveness. Prerequisite: grad- information base for both compensation and wellness, substance abuse, human resource uate standing. performance appraisal processes. Includes an information systems, etc. Prerequisites: Mgmt analytic study of traditional and evolving meth- 351 and two of the following courses: Mgmt Mgmt 550 ods of compensation management, and relates 461, Mgmt 471, or Mgmt 491; admission to the Organizational Management (4) School of Business Administration. Preference Covers issues in organizational behavior and this and performance appraisal processes to the on the waiting list will be given to HRM-option human resource management that are critical to broad performance management framework. students. organizational effectiveness. Organizations are Prerequisite: prior completion of Mgmt 351; studied from three perspectives: the individual, Mgmt 503 the work team, and the organization as a system. Thesis (Credit to be arranged.) Topics include motivation, performance assess-
    • 198 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y ment, creative problem-solving, compensation, develop the skills and judgment necessary to Mktg 399 staffing, employee development, and organiza- provide overall direction to the organization. Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) tional design. Focal emphasis on business lead- Special emphasis will be placed on how to suc- Mktg 401/501 ership is examined from a multi-level cessfully match competitive strategy with effec- Research (Credit to be arranged.) perspective. Prerequisite: BA 530. tive implementation policies. Prerequisites: BA Mktg 404/504 *Mgmt 551 551, 552. Internship (Credit to be arranged.) Managing Human Resources (3) *Mgmt 565 Mktg 405/505 Focuses on the daily strategies of all managers as Case Problems in Organizations and Reading and Conference (Credit to be they lead their subordinates to high long-term Management (3) arranged.) productivity. Aspects of the employee life cycle The study of managerial action and process in Consent of instructor. to be studied include initial selection, develop- organizations through the use of case studies. Mktg 407 mental activities, redesign of jobs, compensa- The actual topics will vary during any particular Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) tion, appraisal, and employee relations; legal term, but may include: the resource allocation Student-selected problems in business operation requirements in all areas will be covered. Meth- process, balancing short and long term goals, and business management to be studied by the ods of improving the everyday relationship organizational culture, group dynamics, the individual and discussed in group meeting between line managers and the human resource ethics of decision making, and performance under direction of academic staff. department will be emphasized. Prerequisite: measurement and reward systems. International Mktg 409/509 Mgmt 550. situations and problems will be included. Pre- Practicum (Credit to be arranged.) *Mgmt 554 requisite: Mgmt 550. Field work involving the practice of professional Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3) Mgmt 601 activities away from campus. Prerequisite: con- Examines negotiation as a sometimes rational, Research (Credit to be arranged.) sent of instructor. sometimes irrational social process used for Mgmt 607 Mktg 410/510 resolving conflict. Studies the interdependence Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.) between parties which causes the conflict; Mktg 430 focuses on effective and ineffective negotiating tactics between these competing groups. MARKETING Entrepreneurship (3) The study of entrepreneurship, with emphasis Explores the use of impartial third parties to COURSES on identifying market opportunities and the facilitate negotiations. Practical applications development of marketing and business plans to include labor management relationships, pur- For information on marketing option requirements, meet these opportunities. Prerequisite: BA 311. chase agreements, organizational goal setting, see page 185. All 300- and 400-level courses require etc. Prerequisite: Mgmt 550. junior-level standing; 400-level courses require Mktg 441 admission to the School of Business Administration; Media Strategy (4) *Mgmt 555 Examines the media process from the perspec- graduate courses require admission to the graduate Management of Organizational Change (3) tive of the advertisers’ marketing strategy, the A seminar focused on the concepts, theories, and programs. Students admitted to the School of Busi- ness Administration will be given registration prior- characteristics of advertising media and the role practice of managing organizational change and of the advertising agency in the planning and development. Class discussion will center on an ity for all 300-level courses. implementation of the basic function between examination of the history and assumptions of Mktg 199 media and client. Special attention is paid to organizational development and change, the Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.) new media such as Internet and other computer- action research model and other foundations, Mktg 338 based channels. Prerequisite: Mktg 340. plus a variety of organization intervention tech- Professional Selling (3) niques. Special issues such as ethics in client- An overview of personal selling as an element of Mktg 442 the promotion mix. Emphasis is on individual Advertising Copy and Layout (4) consultant relationships will be integrated into Examines the creative process in advertising class activities. Prerequisite: Mgmt 550. and team selling strategies within a professional with an emphasis on developing effective copy sales environment. Topics include characteristics Mgmt 556 and layout. Attention is given to effective adver- Organizational Politics (3) of successful salespersons and firms, buyer tising design in an applications environment in A study of the theoretical and practical aspects of behavior as part of individual and group pur- various media. Special attention is paid to cre- success in organizations. Topics may include chase processes, the process and structure of ative executions in new media including direct how to acquire, maintain, and use power; how sales presentations, and the role of selling as part marketing, interactive media, and the Internet. to deal with superiors and subordinates; tech- of the marketing effort. Prerequisite: BA 205. Prerequisite: Mktg 340. niques for more quickly rising on the organiza- Mktg 340 tional ladder; misuses of power; developing Advertising (3) Mktg 443 Comprehensive study of the principal problems Advertising Campaigns (4) mentor relationships; power games; and success Emphasis is on the development of the total symbols. Prerequisite: Mgmt 550. faced by advertisers and advertising agencies, advertising campaign from a marketing perspec- and policies and procedures used for solutions; Mgmt 560 tive. Integrates elements of the advertising pro- Managerial Responsibility and Public Policy evaluation and selection of advertising media; cess such as setting objectives, selection of target (4) preparation of layout and copy for sound adver- markets, budget development, media selection, Provides students with an understanding of how tising performance. message creation, production, and placement political, social, legal, regulatory, and environ- Mktg 341 into a plan for action. Prerequisites: Mktg 441, mental issues impact business organizations Public Relations (3) 442, 460, and admission to the School of Busi- within a global context. Topics covered include Principles of public relations in contemporary ness Administration. business ethics, corporate social responsibility, America, with emphasis on the role of public managerial integrity, legal considerations for relations in business. Prerequisite: Mktg 340. Mktg 450 managers, public policy process in relation to Product Innovation and Management (4) Mktg 376 Product innovation is at the core of the market- business, environmental analysis, environmen- International Business (4) ing process. The Internet has changed the rules tal issues and management. Prerequisites: BA International business concepts and practices of product development by erasing competitive 530, Mgmt 550. relating to international trade are presented at a barriers and emphasizing rapid development Mgmt 562 survey level. Current global issues related to cycles. The class will focus on identifying new Business Strategy and Policy (4) international trade and actual international product opportunities, rapid innovation proce- An integrative, capstone study of strategy formu- problems are identified along with the basic con- dures, the management of the development pro- lation and implementation in international and cepts related to international finance, manage- cess, and alignment with e-marketing strategy. domestic business enterprises. Case analysis and ment, and marketing practices. Prerequisite: BA 311. other appropriate methodologies are used to
    • S C H O O L O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N 199 Mktg 452 sales automation tools, and the integration of on the determination of information needs for Business-To-Business Marketing (3) sales with e-business strategy. Prerequisite: BA marketing decisions, the methods, processes, Management of the marketing activities of enter- 311. and systems for effective and efficient manage- prises serving business-to-business markets. The ment of marketing information, as well as the Mktg 475 course includes industry and competitor analy- new marketing approaches and tools that utilize Retailing (4) sis, the fundamentals of competitive advantage Focuses on the distribution of goods to consum- information technology for marketing products and the role of product, price, distribution, and ers. It emphasizes the dynamic nature of the and services. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. promotion in the creation of competitive market retail environment and how changes in con- *Mktg 552 strategies. Prerequisite: BA 311. sumer demographics, new technology, globaliza- eServices Marketing (4) Mktg 455 tion, new competitive forms, and the Internet Focuses on understanding the distinction Technology Marketing (4) are revolutionizing the retail industry. Topics between service versus product marketing with Survey of Internet-based marketing strategies include: purchasing, category management, Web an emphasis on assessing, designing, and man- with special focus on the Web in business-to- marketing, trade relations, retail operations, and aging on-line service offerings. eService relation- business and business-to-consumer situations. promotion. Prerequisite: BA 311. ships will be examined within a customer loyalty The course encompasses the strategic market framework that considers customer value, Mktg 503 planning and implementation processes as switching costs, and on-line relational bonds as Thesis (Credit to be arranged.) applied to e-business including identifying and key drivers of loyalty. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. analyzing e-market opportunities, data ware- Mktg 507 Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Mktg 555 housing/mining, developing e-products, creating Marketing Trends and Developments. Marketing Technology Marketing (4) the customer interface, e-pricing, e-branding, Designed to introduce students to the special Information Systems. Marketing Models. and e-positioning strategies. Additional empha- issues faced by managers marketing technology Export Planning for Executives. Sales Force sis is on creating and leveraging a strategic Web products in markets characterized by rapid Management. presence with portals, partnerships, community change. Topics include identification of market building, and permission-based marketing. Pre- Mktg 544 Marketing Management (4) opportunities, market segmentation, position- requisite: BA 311. ing, product innovation, customer value cre- Introduces basic concepts of the marketing pro- Mktg 460 cess from the perspective of the marketing man- ation, managing the customer interface, and new Marketing Research (4) ager and provides a framework for the analysis approaches to distribution. Emphasis will be on Studies the planning, data collection, analysis, strategies for marketing technology products in of marketing management problems. A key and reporting issues relating to marketing an e-business environment. focus is to develop the necessary marketing research. Key issues include defining informa- planning and analytical skills to develop market- *Mktg 560 tion needs, sampling, using conventional meth- ing strategies. Specific topics include the role of Research for Marketing Decisions (4) ods and information technology to obtain Designed to study the methods of gathering pri- marketing in a competitive environment, impact primary and secondary data, instrument design, mary and secondary information for business of technology on marketing strategies and pro- statistical data analysis, interpretation and decisions. Also designed to study how to cesses, analysis of marketing opportunities and reporting of data. Prerequisite: BA 311. become a good information user. Emphasizes the competitive environment, selection of target Mktg 463 markets, market segmentation, and marketing the planning, design, and implementation of Consumer Behavior and Customer strategies in the global marketplace. Prerequisite: quantitative and qualitative research projects to Satisfaction (4) BA 530. obtain information from internal and external Explores the determinants of consumer and business environments. Considers the evaluation *Mktg 546 business buying behavior. Applications of and appropriate use of information, information behavioral concepts to marketing strategy are Buyer Behavior and Communication (4) Study of determinants and influences on pur- sources and research services. Prerequisite: ISQA emphasized along with how to measure, retain, 511, Mktg 544. chasing behavior emphasizing contributions and enhance customer satisfaction while devel- from behavioral sciences. Course explores appli- *Mktg 565 oping long-term relationships. The use of tech- cation of competitive and technological influ- Marketing Strategy and Decision Making nology and databases in understanding the (3) ences on buyers behavior and marketing marketplace is explored. Prerequisites: BA 311; Develops the student’s ability to understand, strategy. Emphasis on marketing communication six credits in psychology, sociology, or anthro- analyze, and evaluate marketing situations and and promotion. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. pology in any combination. to develop appropriate marketing strategies. *Mktg 547 Mktg 464 Distribution Strategies (3) Stresses detailed analysis of the competitive Marketing Strategy and Management (4) Examines the fundamental and emerging trends environment, integration of marketing technolo- Capstone marketing course that focuses on the gies, and the design and implementation of mar- in distribution activities of business enterprises. development of the marketing plan. The empha- keting strategies. Integrates a case or project Course analyzes the competitive advantage(s) sis is on integrating the major areas of marketing format. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. associated with distribution strategies. Explores management including customer identification, *Mktg 566 trends in channel design, the changing role of industry analysis, product and communication Global Marketing Management (4) participants, channel relationships, and channel strategies, distribution, pricing, and control in Examines and provides a framework for study of communications. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. an e-business environment. Prerequisite: BA the global marketing environment as well as the 311, Mktg 460 and admission to the SBA. Mktg 548 Product Management and Innovation (3) management of global marketing enterprises and Mktg 466 Examines the role of product innovation and global marketing practices. Encompasses the Principles of International Marketing (4) management as the core focus of marketing preparation for global competition, assessment Differences between domestic and international of environmental forces, and strategic and opera- strategy. Major topics include new product strat- marketing are examined. A market-oriented con- tional planning for marketing in the global envi- egy formulation, product design and develop- ceptual foundation relating international chan- ronment. Also examines the management of ment, managing the product line, and nels of distribution, financing, documentation, international, multinational and global market- organizational considerations in product man- transportation organizing, and staffing is pre- ing enterprises and their marketing activities. agement. Special attention is given to aligning sented. Prerequisites: BA 311, Mktg 376. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. product development with e-business strategy. Mktg 467 Prerequisite: Mktg 544. *Mktg 567 Sales Management (4) *Mktg 551 Sales Force Management (4) Survey of the sales management function with Involves a detailed study of the sales manage- attention to sales force selection, allocation of Managing Marketing Information (3) Study of the uses and implementation of tools, ment function. Issues to be addressed include sales effort, motivation and reward of sales force, designing the sales force, setting objectives, methods, processes, and systems for managing marketing information. Emphasis will be placed developing strategy, recruiting, evaluating, com-
    • 200 P O R T L A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y pensating, and controlling the program. Special motivation, decision-making, developing the capital international investment, international attention is given to integrating the sales force skills of the global manager, and the study of capital markets, and sources of financing. Pre- with e-business strategy. Prerequisite: Mktg 544. expatriate management. requisites: MIM 513, 517. Mktg 601 MIM 519 MIM 575 Research (Credit to be arranged.) Government Regulations, Ethics and Marketing in Asia and the Pacific Rim (4) Mktg 607 Multinational Transactions (4) Study of marketing strategies and practices in Seminar (Credit to be arranged.) Study of the social, political, and legal context of Asian and other Pacific Rim countries. Markets, international business management through the marketing environments, and marketing prac- examination of the variety of means by which tices in selected Asian countries are analyzed. MASTER OF the values of society and the actions of govern- Planning, and managing marketing strategies INTERNATIONAL ment impact the success or failure of multina- and operations are also included. Prerequisites: MANAGEMENT COURSES tional business transactions. The complex MIM 515, 516, 523, 547. regulatory and ethical issues that may occur in MIM 576 MIM 510 the culturally and historically diverse Pacific Rim Advanced Cross-cultural Communication Selected Topics (2-4) markets will also be examined. (4) Special topics either under the sponsorship of MIM 547 Study of the process of communication, its vari- the Age of the Pacific Series or an elective course International Trade Practices (4) ous components, and how cultural, sociocultural, addressing contemporary business issues in Study of the practices of international trade. psychocultural, and environmental influences China and/or Japan. Comprehensive discussion of the practical affect the outcome, including the role of non- MIM 513 knowledge and skills required for engaging in verbal communication. Analysis of successful Pacific Rim Economies, Trade, and international trade. In-depth examination of adaptation to new cultures, including developing Financial Markets (3) both export practices and import practices that a communication competence in a new culture Survey of current economic trends among the includes a practitioner-directed international and dealing with conflict. While the principles of Pacific Rim economies, focusing on potential trade practice project. cross cultural communication and adaptation are problems and opportunities of each country. generic to all cultures, two cultural environments, MIM 558 Course also covers the principles of international Comparative Operations Management (4) China and Japan, will be studied in depth, to trade, balance of payments and adjustments, The changing international environment in man- develop cultural self-awareness. impediments to trade flows, financial institu- ufacturing will be reviewed through: comparative MIM 577 tions and markets, and national economic poli- study of process selection, facilities design, opera- International Business Negotiations (4) cies affecting business in the Pacific Rim and the tions planning and control, supply logistics, pro- Examination of the issues and techniques of United States. cess benchmarking, technology management, international negotiations in a variety of business MIM 515 international supply chain and customers, quality settings. Particular emphasis is given to estab- Contemporary Global Marketing (4) management, and performance measurement. lishing and working within international part- The global/international marketing strategies nerships. The course makes extensive use of MIM 564 and operations of multinational corporations Global Human Resource Management (4) actual negotiation simulations. (MNCs) are studied through assessment of inter- Examines the management of human resources MIM 578 national markets, marketing environments, and in the international firm, including motivating Global Business Strategy (4) various aspects of global marketing strategies and leading employees in multi-cultural con- Identify and analyze factors that have accelerated and marketing management. texts. Course begins with an analysis of the the globalization of industries, define the con- MIM 516 human resource management philosophies and cept of a global strategy, and examine the organi- Contemporary Pacific Rim and World approaches to industrial and employee relations zational issues that are central to enhancing the Affairs (4) in representative countries. Integration of international competitiveness of a business Study of the contemporary political, economic human resource management systems in inter- enterprise. Address institutional contexts that and social issues of significance to the Pacific national firms, including the creation of global facilitate and impede the formulation and imple- Rim countries, with particular emphasis on the corporate culture, HR support for organizational mentation of global strategies. Explore the inter- international politics of China, Japan and Korea. learning and approaches to human resource dependence and interrelationships in three Enables students to anticipate the politics of management transfer across borders, are also geopolitical areas: the United States, the Pacific international transactions, understand key issues studied. Also examines the nature of successful Rim with emphasis on Greater China, Japan and in the transition from the cold-war to post-cold cross-cultural teams and principles of leading Korea, and the European Economic Community. ware period, appreciate the major regional orga- change in multinational firms. nizations and organizing philosophies in Asia, MIM 579 MIM 568 Field Study and Project Presentation (5) understand the relationship between domestic Field study in China and Japan for two-and-a- Managing Information Technology Globally and external politics, and clarify the motives and (4) half weeks. Classes at Fudan University in interests of major governments. Focus on the use of information technology in a Shanghai and Waseda University in Tokyo. MIM 517 competitive international environment and the Company visits and cultural study. Project Accounting for Global Enterprises (4) impact information technology has on interna- presentation upon return to campus. Study of international accounting issues crucial tional business operations. The vocabulary and for effective interpretation and understanding of background of information technology issues international business. Goal of the course is to that cross national boundaries, and the use of build a framework that can be used to analyze information superhighways to obtain critical and understand financial reports used by multi- information and maintain business relationships national corporations (MNCs). Special manage- in other countries will be studied and discussed. rial and control problems of MNCs, including MIM 574 performance evaluation, transfer pricing, and International Corporate Finance and taxation will also be addressed. Investment (4) MIM 518 Focus on investment and financing decisions of Managing Multinational Organizations (3) firms operating in more than one nation. Topics Study of the many ways which business firms include international risk and value analysis, participate in the dynamic international arena, cross border capital budgeting and capital acqui- and the approaches to intrafirm coordination sitions, financing mix, working capital manage- and control. The management of a multina- ment of multinationals, foreign exchange risk tional’s global employees is also examined, and exposure management, estimating cost of including the impact of culture on leadership,