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Topics include: Management Basics; Classical School of Management; Behavioral School of Management Theory; Contemporary and Future School of Management Theory; Organizational Change; Organizing in Business Management; Work Teams; Leading in Organizations; Leadership Theory; Motivation in the Workplace; Communication in the Workplace; Financial Management; Human Resources; Strategic Management and Managerial Decision Making; Production and Quality Assurance; International Management and Contemporary Issues.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: diagram and analyze the 4 Ps of marketing: product, place, price, and promotion; explain and evaluate marketing philosophies, including market and sales orientation; illustrate how marketers establish and analyze competitive advantage; analyze global marketing and diagram concerns about marketing in foreign markets; model consumer behavior theory and the decision-making process; differentiate between business and consumer marketing; diagram product life cycles and the process for creating new products; demonstrate comprehension of and differentiate between services and goods; differentiate between promotion, advertising, and public relations; and distinguish between relationship selling and traditional methods.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate and disclose financial information for transactions involving fixed and intangible assets; assess accounting for securities and investments by preparing entries and properly recording financial information under a variety of different scenarios; analyze financial information for transactions as they apply to current liabilities and contingencies; evaluate financial information for transactions involving bonds and notes payable; prepare and describe transactions about a company’s leases, for both operating leases and capital leases; record transactions and prepare proper financial information as it pertains to stockholder equity transactions and comprehensive income; calculate corporate income and account for corporate income taxes; explain the different type of entries and financial disclosures required for pension plans and related post-retirement benefits, such as medical insurance; and consider a variety of accounting changes and error types found on the financial statements, including prospective and retrospective-type disclosures.
Topics include: accounting for fixed and intangible assets; accounting for securities and investments; accounting for liabilities and contingencies; accounting for bonds and notes payable; accounting for operating and capital leases; accounting for shareholder equity and comprehensive income; cash flow statements and disclosures; accounting for corporate income taxes; pensions and post-retirement benefits; and identifying and correcting errors in accounting.
Topics include: the dynamic business environment, practicing social responsibility and ethical behavior in business, economics and business, business in global markets, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship and small business, managing and leading in business, leadership styles in business, organizational management, business production and operations, workplace productivity and motivation, basics of human resources, managing the employer-worker relationship, business marketing basics, product development and retailing, product distribution and supply chain management, pricing strategy in marketing, product promotion in business, MIS basics in business, implications of information technology, risk management in business, accounting basics, financial management in business, securities markets and business, and money and financial institutions.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast the levels, roles, and functions of management; distinguish between modern theories of management, including quality management and systems management theory; break down quantitative management and the roles of branches such as operations management ; illustrate the types of planning and its function in management; model different types of organizations, including centralized and decentralized organizations; examine leadership and its role in organizations and the difference between a manager and a leader; analyze the role of motivation in the workplace and how managers affect motivation; illustrate the communication process and the role of organizational communication; analyze the decision making process and describe tools used to make informed decisions; outline the importance of business ethics in contemporary business; investigate controlling and its function in management; and relate the managerial functions in international organizations and characteristics of an international manager.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons.Interpret financial ratios for companies, efficiency ratios, leverage ratios and issues with financial statement analysis.Major topics include: introduction to accounting; financial statements; mechanics of the accounting cycle; adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements; internal controls; merchandising operations and inventory; receivables; completing the operating cycle; long-term assets; current and long-term liabilities; reporting and analyzing equity; statement of cash flows; and financial statement analysis and interpretation.Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: appraise the process involved in corporate governance and how it applies to managerial accounting; evaluate the reports that make up the financial statements and how to prepare them; summarize the functions of cost classifications, cost allocation, and job order cost systems; breakdown cost-volume-profit analysis and how it relates to income statements; dissect how firms decide on a pricing strategy and the different pricing methods; summarize how companies set standard costs and why they are advantageous; point out the different methods, ratios and formulas important in financial analysis; evaluate the software programs pertinent to managerial accounting, and discover their benefits; and assess the different types of budgeting, including capital budgeting, why budgeting is important, and different methods for budgeting.Methods of instruction include audiovisual materials and case studies.