The core courses develop knowledge and skills. There are five core courses (20 credit hours) which focus on fundamental skills, leaving greater specialization to the elective courses. The goal of the core courses is to produce skillful and well rounded practitioners of business.
- Managing: Integrate management principles, techniques and individual skills with the goal of recognizing and capitalizing on business opportunities.
- Accounting: Accounting is the primary channel for communicating the financial results of a business. This course provides an understanding of financial statements, their purpose, basis of information and how to read them.
- Marketing: This creative course teaches students what constitutes marketing and how the various disciplines within marketing can make or break the success of any product, service or company.
- Financing: This course teaches the essentials of corporate finance; focusing on investment decisions using cash flow techniques, analyzing the health of a firm, understanding capital markets, making pricing decisions, examining the planning cycle, and managing risk. Prerequisite: Accounting; and MBA 632: Microeconomics, if no Economics class in any previous coursework has been taken.
- Researching: To be successful, any organization must be able to appraise its marketing, sales, production, resource allocation, and research and development with a critical eye. This course helps you develop the tools to acquire and interpret information vital in decision making.