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  • BUSADM 700  Business in Context: Markets, Technologies, Societies

    Description:
    This is the introductory core course for the PhD program in Business Administration and its goal is to establish a common experience with a foundational array of theories, perspectives, and topical issues for all the PhD tracks. The course provides a broad review, across business disciplines, of major contemporary management and organizational trends at the interface with technology, economics, policy, and social issues.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 710  Accounting for Finance I

    Description:
    This course teaches financial accounting theory and techniques that are useful to finance research., especially corporate finance area. Doing research on corporate finance requires intensive use of accounting data disclosed in financial statements. A better understanding of how the accounting numbers are measured and presented will enhance the research design and power of the tests.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 711  Accounting for Finance II

    Description:
    The course will focus on capital market studies, i.e., that portion of the empirical accounting research literature that focuses on the role that accounting information plays in the formation of capital market prices. The course will cover "classic" papers in the major research areas within the field and methodological issues in financial accounting.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 720  Quantitative Financial Analysis I

    Description:
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to analytical skills of microeconomics that are important for advanced analysis in areas of finance and business administration. This course emphasizes decision-making at the micro level - how consumers choose consumption and firms make production decisions given resource and financing constraints. The theory behind such actions is integrated to develop and economic equilibrium that is both predictable and can be validated by data.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 721  Quantitative Financial Analysis II

    Description:
    The emphasis in this course is to capture the dynamics of the economic system at an aggregate level. It covers mathematical tools and econometrics techniques required to analyze and forecast the dynamics of important economy-wide measurements such as long-run growth, inflation, unemployment, balance of trade and exchange rates. The underlying emphasis is also to understand how these macro level variables affect business decision-making and relate to financial markets.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 722  Cross-Section Analysis of Financial Data

    Description:
    This course is a PhD level introduction to econometrics. The objective of the course is to provide a rigorous treatment of basic econometric techniques and the body of theory underlying their applications.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 723  Time Series Analysis of Financial Data

    Description:
    The emphasis of this course will be to introduce students to time series data in financial accounting and finance. The course introduces the students to a variety of econometric techniques and the latest developments in the area of financial econometrics and quantitative finance. Topics include maximum likelihood, generalized method of moments, extremum estimators, selected topics in time series analysis, limited dependent variable model, nonparametric kernel estimators, predictability of asset returns, univariate and multivariate volatility modeling, estimation of dynamic equilibrium models, estimation and inference in continuous-time models, and Value at Risk models.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 750  Foundations of Organization Theory

    Description:
    This course considers classic readings in social theory that inform the main traditions in organization theory. It addresses central questions about how groups, organizations, and fields of organizations are created, patterned, and reproduced. Its objectives are to understand the historical and philosophical context of contemporary organization theory, to trace the genealogy of concepts in organization studies, and to understand the main concepts and ideas in the major publication outlets.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • BUSADM 754  Introduction to Organizations & Social Change

    Description:
    Organizations are at the heart of markets and societies. Profit-seeking corporations transform economic resources into outputs via organizations; governmental agencies delivered services and regulate other organizations; and numerous non-governmental organizations, from unions to churches to advocacy groups, constitute the realm of civil society. Organizations shape how a society functions. They are the vehicles through which societal-level interests and agendas are channeled. They represent a form a structural power; some groups systematically benefit relative to others as a result of how organizations operate. Organizations are frequently the target of public policy, as they are sites of both societal aspirations (productivity, innovation, opportunities for advancement) and societal challenges (inequality, discrimination, pollution, deception). Organizations can also be arenas of resistance and change, advancing new ideas and addressing old problems. An understanding of organizations their sources of power, their role in governance, and their structures and processes is therefore highly relevant for future researchers who wish to conduct studies of use for policy analysts, activists, and managers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 760  Global and Political Economy Dimensions of Organization

    Description:
    This course is designed to deepen students knowledge about the embeddedness and dynamics of business activities in global economic, political, organizational, social, and institutional structures, and their impact on business strategy and regional development. As part of the course, students will become familiar with the history and current dimensions of globalization, the multinational enterprise, theories of internationalization and economic development, varieties of capitalism, transnational institution-building, the concept of regional cluster, global value chains and production networks, and recent phenomena, such as global services sourcing.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • BUSADM 770  Introduction to Research Methods for the Social Sciences

    Description:
    This course will train students in selecting appropriate methods for investigation a research question. We will explore a range of approaches to data, including positivist, interpretive, and critical. Students will learn to read research papers through the eyes of reviewers and note where improvements can be made to tighten the flow from theory to research to conclusions.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 775  Professional Development Workshop - Doctoral Teaching

    Description:
    This course is designed for advanced doctoral students (e.g., end of second year), across the three tracks of the PhD in Business Administration (Organizations and Social Change, Finance, and Management Information Systems). The course is taken at this juncture to prepare you to teach sections of undergraduate courses at the College of Management, and more broadly, to develop a well-grounded approach to the skills and goals of teaching. In addition, this course prepares you to make presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including professional colleagues, business practitioners, policy makers, and other key stakeholders with an interest in their research findings. At this point in your career, you will increasingly be presented at research conferences, and ultimately, preparing your oral dissertation defense and your job talk.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 797  Special Topics

    Description:
    This course offers study of selected topics within this subject. Course content and credits vary according to topic and are announced prior to the registration period.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 895  Independent Study

    Description:
    Independent study credit is granted only for academic work not normally offered in advanced courses. A student must find a faculty sponsor for his or her independent study project and then file a proposal for the project. The proposal should be signed by both the student and the faculty sponsor.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • BUSADM 896  Independent Study

    Description:
    Independent study credit is granted only for academic work not normally offered in advanced courses. A student must find a faculty sponsor for his or her independent study project and then file a proposal for the project. The proposal should be signed by both the student and the faculty sponsor.   More Info

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  • BUSADM 897  Special Topics

    Description:
    Special topics in Susiness Administration   More Info

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    • TBA