The number in parentheses ( ) following each course titlerefers to the number of units the course is/may be worth.
514 Foundations of Business I and II (6) Introduction of business fundamentals to graduate students with non-business undergraduate degrees. Economics, finance, marketing, operations management and general management concepts are introduced with a global perspectives. Prerequisite: GSBA 510 or ACCT 525x. Not appropriate for M.B.A. and M.S.B.A. students.
523T Communication for Accounting Professionals (3) Communications strategy for internal audit reports, management letters, proposals; engagement team planning; oral presentations; case and field studies; critical thinking for audit communication requirements, research. (Duplicates credit in GSBA 502ab and GSBA 542.) Not appropriate for M.B.A. and M.S.B.A. students.
525 Politics for Global Managers (3) The dynamic forces shaping the political environment of business. Impact of politics, cultures and world events on multinational enterprise. Case studies of political risk assessment.
554 Digital Strategies for Sustainability in Global Markets (3) Designing and executing business strategies for sustainability (environmental, economic, social/cultural) enabled by digital technologies. Emerging market contexts; team consulting project; international travel.
555 Management and Organization of the Creative Industries (3) How creative industries (motion pictures, television, publishing, radio, music, arts, games) operate and are organized. Critical discussion of pressing issues that these industries face.
556 Business Models for Interactive Digital Media & Services (3) Business models and business development for products/services delivered through interactive digital platforms; assessing growing niches in the evolving media/entertainment/ telecom market space.
568 The Economics and Marketing of a Professional Services Firm (3) Development of marketing skills required for a professional services firm. Examination of professional's role and responsibility to social and civic concerns, as well as role of a new consultant. Review of operational and administrative aspects within the organization.
589 Industry-Based Business Theory and Practice (1.5, max 15) Introductory seminar in the business theories, philosophies, structures and practices of various industries.
592 Field Research in Business (.5-4, repeatable) Individual or team projects studying the business practices of an industry, company, government agency, country, geographi region, etc. Proposal, data collection, analyses, and written report. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.
593 Independent Research in Business (.5-4 repeatable) Individual research beyond normal course offerings. Proposal, research and written report/paper required. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.
595 Internship in Business (.5-2 repeatable; units credited toward degree usually limited to 1) Supervised on-the-job business experience in the student's area of interest. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.
596 Research Practicum in Business (.5-2 repeatable) Hands-on practical experience working with a Marshall faculty member on an ongoing research project. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC.
597 Consulting Project in Business (.5-5 repeatable) Individual or team projects solving real business problems for an existing business entity, domestic and/or international. Proposal, field research, analyses and oral and written presentations. Recommended preparation: completion of required M.B.A., M.Acc., or M.B.T. course work. Graded CR/NC
599 Special Topics (1, 1.5, 2, or 3, max 9) Selected topics reflecting current trends and recent developments in business administration. Emphasis on cross-disciplinary inquiry.
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