Simmons MS Sport Management Course Descriptions

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Total Credit Hours From Simmons: 22

COX Business and Management Course Descriptions (credit hours)

ACCT 6201 - Financial Accounting I (2)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing and understanding financial statements targeted to external users.

BUSE 6202 - Managerial Economics (2) Examines the basic principles behind the operating and pricing decisions of firms in a market economy. Methods of marginal analysis and optimization are applied as a guide to the business decision-making process. Topics include supply, demand, and market equilibrium. Also, competition, industrial concentration, government regulation, optimal pricing strategies, and economic efficiency

MAST 6478 - Data Analytics (4) Develops a fundamental understanding of data and its applications to business. Focuses on solving problems, including recognizing which statistical methodology to use and applying the methodology. Students become comfortable with statistical methods for analyzing data and learn how to use statistics to help make better business decisions. These goals are achieved by discussing/solving problems in class and by working similar problems for homework. Many of the courses students take during the MBA program use and build on the statistical techniques covered in this class.

MNO 6202 - Leading Teams and Organizations  (2) Provides students the analytical and behavioral tools necessary to effectively develop and utilize groups of people to accomplish organizational strategies and goals. Describes critical theories, concepts, and contemporary practices to successfully identify the threats and opportunities teams face and take action to improve organizational culture and structure. Provides insight into the key factors that separate successful teams from the many that fail. Explains how to harness the power of teams, relational dynamics, and organizational systems to drive firm performance and innovation. Required for the management concentration.

MNO 6212 - The Management Consulting Process (2) This practical and applied course in consulting covers topics such as defining an effective consultant, understanding client needs, and implementing change. Also, strategic approaches to marketing, data gathering techniques, and tactics for ending an engagement. Requires students to develop an action plan. Prerequisite or corequisite: MNO 6201.

STRA 6201 - Strategic Management (2) This course examines the fundamental concepts of strategy of the firm as they are applied in domestic and global markets. Topics include business strategy, industry analysis, vertical integration, strategy execution, and diversification. It is taught using cases, text, and readings.

MNGT 6103 - Business Presentation Techniques (1) Today’s competitive marketplace demands that managers be successful on both a technical and an individual level, exhibiting a high degree of leadership skills. Full-time M.B.A. students gain proficiency in the oral presentation techniques needed to enhance academic and career success. Graded pass/fail.

FINA 6201 - Managerial Finance (2) An analysis of the basic problems in corporate financial management. The course is organized around the theme of asset valuation. Topics covered include stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, market efficiency, and company valuation.

Total Credit Hours From COX: 15

Total Program Hours: 37