UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Courses

ACCT 220. Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or higher in MATH 103 or higher-level mathematics course; Sophomore class standing. Introduces the role of accounting in business and society, a summary of the accounting process, accounting measurement issues, analyzing and recording financial transactions, accounting valuation and allocation issues, conceptual foundation for understanding financial reporting, the usefulness of financial …

ACCT 230. Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 220. Introduces the analysis and techniques for aiding management in planning and controlling decisions, and the use of accounting data for budgeting, cost control, pricing, evaluation of performance and general decision making.

ACCT 292BCS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Preparer (2-2-2)

Prerequisites: Sophomore and good academic standing. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a tax preparer, as well as provide free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community. As a result of completing this course, students will: (1) understand the critical components involved in the tax …

ACCT 292CCS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Preparer (3-3-3)

Prerequisites: Sophomore and good academic standing. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a tax preparer, as well as provide free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community. As a result of completing this course, students will: (1) understand the critical components …

ACCT 292DCS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Preparer (4-4-4)

Prerequisites: Sophomore and good academic standing. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a tax preparer, as well as provide free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community. As a result of completing this course, students will: (1) understand the critical components involved in …

ACCT 350. Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3)

Prerequisites: Junior class standing and Pre-Accountancy major. An overall and CSUN GPA of 3.2 or higher for continuing CSUN students or an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher for first semester transfer students. Grades of “B” or higher in ACCT 220 and ENGL 205, as well as a “C” or higher in ACCT 230, BLAW …

ACCT 351. Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in both ACCT 350 and BUS 302/L. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 351COM. The second course in the financial accounting sequence. Covers the theory of financial accounting as well as the accounting process, with an emphasis on revenue recognition, asset valuation, cash implications of complex transactions and accounting for …

ACCT 351COM. Communications for Accountants (2)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in both ACCT 350 and BUS 302/L. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ACCT 351. Presentation of concepts and techniques for developing a business style of writing and creating documents such as memoranda, letters and reports. Overview of methods for researching, organizing, analyzing and presenting information in an accounting context. Emphasis …

ACCT 352. Intermediate Financial Accounting III (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ACCT 351 and ACCT 351COM. Third course in the financial accounting sequence. Covers the theory of financial accounting as well as the accounting process, with an emphasis on stockholders’ equity, pensions, leases, changes in accounting principles and in-depth examination of financial statements.

ACCT 380. Cost Measurement and Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in both ACCT 350 and BUS 302/L. May be taken concurrently with ACCT 351 and ACCT 351COM. Focuses on how to measure and analyze costs for management decision making. Covers how the environment and strategy of a company influences the design of its cost-measurement system and how the resulting …

ACCT 392BCS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Supervisor (2-2-2)

Prerequisites: ACCT 292CS (ACCT 292BCS, ACCT 292CCS or ACCT 292DCS), or ACCT 440, or faculty permission, and good academic standing. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a supervisor, as well as provide free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community. As a …

ACCT 392CCS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Supervisor (3-3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 292CS (ACCT 292BCS, ACCT 292CCS or ACCT 292DCS) or ACCT 440, or faculty permission, and good academic standing. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a supervisor, as well as provide free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community. As a result of completing this course, students …

ACCT 392DCS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Supervisor (4-4-4)

Prerequisites: ACCT 292CS (ACCT 292BCS, ACCT 292CCS or ACCT 292DCS), or ACCT 440, or faculty permission, and good academic standing. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a supervisor, as well as provide free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community. As a …

ACCT 425. Senior Seminar in Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ACCT 352; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Analysis of complex national and international accounting and/or auditing principles. Study of the development and effects of pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and/or the Securities and Exchange …

ACCT 440. Income Tax I (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ACCT 351 and ACCT 351COM; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course examines fundamentals of individual federal income taxation, including the following topics: tax determination; inclusions and exclusions from gross income; deductions and losses; property transactions (gain or loss, basis considerations, nontaxable exchanges, capital …

ACCT 441. Income Tax II (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ACCT 352 and ACCT 440; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course examines the federal taxation of business entities, including the following topics: tax credits; Alternative Minimum Tax (individual and corporate); accounting methods and periods; C corporations (organization, operations, distributions, redemptions, liquidations, and …

ACCT 450. Advanced Financial Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ACCT 352; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Accounting applications for specialized areas: partnerships, business combinations, consolidated financial statements, foreign currency transactions and translation, governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

ACCT 460. Auditing Principles and Analytics (3)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ACCT 351 and ACCT 351COM; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with auditing and assurance services and the related decision-making processes to prepare for a career in financial statement auditing. The course will cover, among …

ACCT 492CS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Operations Supervisor (3-3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 392CS (ACCT 392BCS, ACCT 392CCS or ACCT 392DCS), or ACCT 440, or faculty permission, and good academic standing and Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as an operations supervisor, as well as provide free tax …

ACCT 493CS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic – Coordinator (4-4)

Prerequisites: ACCT 392CS (ACCT 392BCS, ACCT 392CCS or ACCT 392DCS), or ACCT 440, or faculty permission and good academic standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course aims to provide students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation as a coordinator, as well as provide free tax preparation service …

ACCT 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Prerequisites: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Course content to be determined. See Schedule of Classes for current course offerings.

ACCT 497A-Z. Special Topics in Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in ACCT 352. Innovative courses of study. Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

ACCT 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports—Accounting (1-3)

Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Student must obtain approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines program. A maximum of 12 units may be earned by combining Field Assignments and Reports (ACCT 498) and Independent Study (ACCT 499). Academic Internship course. (Credit/No Credit only)

ACCT 499A-C. Independent Study—Accounting (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 2.0 or higher GPA in all major courses. A student who does not meet …

ACCT 501. Financial Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a Nazarian College of Business and Economics graduate program or consent of instructor. Study of financial reporting principles, structure of the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Measurement principles for assets; liabilities and stockholders’ equity; revenue and expenses. Covers management’s responsibility for full and fair disclosure of financial information.

ACCT 505. Financial and Managerial Accounting in Industry (3)

Study of financial practices relevant to particular industries. Includes general financial and managerial accounting processes, the recording and analysis of financial transactions and statements and the use of accounting data for planning and budgeting purposes. The course will include significant coverage of topics specific to the industry of emphasis. For example, for the Masters in …

ACCT 509. Tax Ethics, Research and Communication (3)

Students will develop critical skills in researching and critically interpreting tax authority. They also will acquire and develop the specialized oral and written communication skills needed to interact internally and externally with clients and government agencies. This course also will introduce students to the professional responsibilities and ethical dilemmas that face tax practitioners in today’s …

ACCT 511. Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibilities (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 205, ACCT 352, and ACCT 460 or equivalent; Approval of department chair or designee. Explores ethics in the accounting profession. Emphasizes theories of ethics and their applications, the California State Board of Accountancy’s rules of ethics, the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct, the PCAOB’s ethics standards, implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and ethical requirements of …

ACCT 515. Contemporary Issues in Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 352 and ACCT 460 or equivalents; Approval of department chair or designee. Examines contemporary issues confronting accountants, businesses and their stakeholders. Topics such as accounting theory, basic research methodology in accounting, issues in SEC reporting, segment reporting and issues in international accounting will be examined. Students are expected to achieve a thorough understanding …

ACCT 520. Income Tax Concepts and Their Business Applications (3)

This course covers basic tax law concepts that affect business and investment management situations. Topics include tax alternatives in business organizations, tax policy management and compliance with government directives.

ACCT 536. Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220 and ACCT 230, or equivalent, or department chair consent. Provides comprehensive coverage of budgeting, accounting and financial reporting for governmental and not-for-profit entities. Covers the specialized accounting, reporting and auditing requirements applicable to governmental and not-for-profit organizations, performance evaluation and related ethical issues. Topics include governmental accounting, fund allocation, government-wide reporting, governmental performance …

ACCT 542. Introduction to Federal Tax Procedure (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 440. This course provides students with an introduction to the procedural aspects of dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. The course will introduce the students to, among other things, the organization of the IRS, investigative authority of the IRS, tax audits, administrative penalties, administrative appeals, tax collection, federal tax crimes, refund claims, examination …

ACCT 600. Taxation of Individuals and Property Transactions (3)

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of federal income taxation of individuals and tax implications incidental to property transactions. Also, this course aims enhance students’ written and oral communication skills, as well as critical thinking skills. Lastly, this course is designed to provide students with the tools to engage in …

ACCT 605. Introduction to Audit and Attestation (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 620B. This course provides students with an introduction to the field of auditing and assurance services and the related decision-making processes. Topics include: nature and scope of audit engagements; terms of engagement and engagement letter; requirements for engagement documentation; a firm’s systems of quality control; planning an engagement; understanding an entity’s environment and …

ACCT 620A. Financial Accounting Reporting I (3)

This course explores financial reporting focused on for-profit business entities. Topics include: revenue recognition; nonreciprocal transfers; fair value measurements; and financial accounting reporting of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables, inventory, property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, and investments.

ACCT 620B. Financial Accounting Reporting II (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 620A. Building on ACCT 620A: Financial Accounting Reporting I, this course further explores financial reporting focused on for-profit business entities. Topics include financial accounting reporting of payable and accrued liabilities, contingencies and commitments, long-term debt, leases, compensation and benefits, financial statements of employee benefit plans, equity, income taxes, accounting for changes and error …

ACCT 620C. Financial Accounting Reporting III (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 620B. Building on ACCT 620B: Financial Accounting Reporting II, this course further explores financial reporting focused on for-profit business entities. Topics include: U.S. security reporting requirements, earnings per share and segment reporting, business combinations, derivatives and hedge accounting, foreign currency transactions and translations, and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP.

ACCT 624. Advanced Audit and Attestation (2)

Prerequisite: ACCT 605. Auditing theory and practices; auditing standards; SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and stock exchange regulations; auditor’s legal liability; statement trends and techniques. Concepts and principles governing independent professional services that provide assurance on the reliability and relevance of information, including financial statement information.

ACCT 625. Federal Taxation of Entities (3)

This course is designed to provide students with understanding of concepts of U.S. federal income taxation of business entities, including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and estates, and tax exempt organizations.

ACCT 626. Managerial Cost Accounting Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 380 or equivalent. Focuses on how cost-management information helps managers make tactical and strategic decisions for profit planning and control. Emphasizes the topics of cost and management accounting that help firms compete more effectively.

ACCT 628. Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 352 and ACCT 460 or equivalents. Explores comprehensive financial statement analysis and the valuation framework that integrates strategy, financial reporting and financial analysis/valuation. This framework and tools are then used to do fundamental financial statement analysis. Topics include models of shareholder value, comparison of accounting and cash flow approaches to valuation and the …

ACCT 629. Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders I (3)

Income tax principles relating to organization, capital structure and operations of a corporation are examined, as well as the tax effects of corporate distributions, stock redemptions and liquidations on shareholders.

ACCT 632. Accounting Issues in Select Industries (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 511, ACCT 515; IS 530. Examines financial accounting and reporting issues in select industries. The specific topics covered will depend on the industries selected for a particular semester. Regardless of specific industry, the course will contain a section addressing ethical issues in accounting for the industry.

ACCT 633. Income Taxation of Partnerships (3)

Students learn about the tax principles that apply to the formation, operation and liquidation of partnerships, including the effects of the transfer of partnership interests and transactions between the partnership and its partners.

ACCT 634. Forensic Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 511, ACCT 515; IS 530. Explores the conduct of fraud examinations, including a discussion of specific procedures used in forensic accounting examinations and the reasoning behind these procedures. Topics include an overview of fraud and abuse, forensic evidence, substantive procedures for cash outflow irregularities, substantive procedures for other assets irregularities, financial statement fraud, …

ACCT 635. Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (3)

This course focuses on the income tax principles involved in the operation of estates and trusts, including special types of trusts such as grantor and employee trusts. The taxation of grantors, descendants and beneficiaries also is explored.

ACCT 637. Taxation of Foreign Transactions and Taxpayers (3)

This course provides students with an understanding of taxation of foreign income of U.S. citizens and corporations, taxation of foreign persons and corporations on their income from U.S. sources and tax considerations in organizing foreign business operations.

ACCT 640. Accounting Methods and Periods (3)

This course covers comparative principles of tax and financial accounting as they relate to individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. The allocation of income tax expense for financial statement purposes is also examined.

ACCT 645. Federal Tax Procedure (3)

Administrative procedures for settling tax controversies, rules governing tax collection and criminal prosecution, and the rights of taxpayers are among the topics explored in this course.

ACCT 650. Contemporary Tax Planning Issues Seminar (2)

Students participate in a seminar focusing on contemporary tax planning issues affecting local industries.

ACCT 655. Real Estate Taxation (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 509 and ACCT 520. This course provides students with the understanding of the federal tax consequences associated with real estate acquisitions, leases, operations, disposition and securitization of real estate investments.

ACCT 661. State and Local Taxes (3)

Students gain an understanding of the structure of state and local taxes; the principles governing income, sales, property and other taxes levied by state and local governments; and the interrelationship of state, local and federal taxes.

ACCT 668. Selected Topics in Taxation (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 509, ACCT 520. This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about specialized and emerging topics in the field of taxation.

ACCT 692A-Z. Selected Topics in Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 511, ACCT 515; IS 530. The exploration of new/current topics being debated by the accounting profession or the study of accountancy through alternative means (e.g., systems theory, language and communication or literature/film). Selected topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

ACCT 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies in Accountancy (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 511, ACCT 536, ACCT 600, ACCT 605, ACCT 620A, ACCT 620B, ACCT 620C, ACCT 624, ACCT 625, and IS 530, or department chair’s consent. A culminating experience course in the Master of Professional Accountancy program.

ACCT 697TX. Directed Comprehensive Studies in Accountancy (1)

Prerequisites: Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, classified status and obtaining “C” or higher in ACCT 509, ACCT 520, ACCT 629, ACCT 633, ACCT 640 and ACCT 645; Or obtaining department chair or designee’s consent. This course provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate competency in the field of taxation through practice-based simulations or experiential learnings.

ACCT 698C. Graduate Thesis (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 511, ACCT 515; IS 530; Approval of department chair or designee. A culminating experience course in the M.S. in Accountancy program. Preparing and writing a master’s thesis under supervision of a faculty thesis advisor.

ACCT 698D. Graduate Project (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 511, ACCT 515; IS 530; Approval of department chair or designee. A culminating experience course in the M.S. in Accountancy program. Planning and performing a graduate-level project under supervision of a faculty advisor.

ACCT 699. Independent Study—Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business and Economics without prior approval of the dean. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or …

BLAW 108. The Citizen and Civil Law (3)

Not open to Business majors. This course is designed to introduce the student to aspects of the legal environment, including wills and inheritance, torts, contracts, landlord-tenant and other real estate problems, dissolution of marriage and other family problems, business organizations, checks and promissory notes, and consumer credit. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)

BLAW 280. Business Law I (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the lower division writing requirement; Sophomore standing. Study of the role of law in business, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Includes a study of the legal system, civil litigation, torts and the formation and performance of contracts. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong …

BLAW 308. Business Law II (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 280. Corequisites/Prerequisites for Business majors: BUS 302/L. Study of the role of law in business, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Topics include agency and employment law, the various forms of business organizations and securities law.

BLAW 368. Law, Business and Ethics (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of law, ethics and values in the business environment. The course will examine the ethical issues managers face in organizations within the context of values and law. Students are taught to recognize ethical issues, identify bias, examine values, explore the role of ethics in the workplace, …

BLAW 370. Corporate Social Responsibility (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course examines the historical and current context, drivers, and ways that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) hard law, soft law, self-regulation, and ethical norms and initiatives are adapting to the increasing power and impact of businesses. The course will also consider the key theoretical and practical issues …

BLAW 372. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Managing Technology (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Virtually every aspect of business and management decision making is touched by computing, information technology, and digital media. These influences are pervasive in private and public communication, transactions, and social interactions, and often serve as the infrastructure for organizations including commercial, banking and financial organizations, federal, state …

BLAW 374. Business Ethics: Personal Decision Making for Success in Business (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. The purpose of this course is to help students become more proficient and effective in making ethical decisions. We explore how managers should think about the role of values and ethics in decision making. The course is designed to expose students to—and help them gain facility with—a …

BLAW 391. Women and the Law (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the lower division writing requirement; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Recommended Corequisites or Preparatory for Business majors: BUS 302/L. Study of several areas of law affecting the past and current legal status of women. Includes constitutional law, employment law and health law. (Available for General Education, …

BLAW 409. Wills, Estates and Trusts (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Introduction to the law of wills, estates, trusts and other areas connected with estate planning. Considers the nature of property, joint ownership of property, the validity and probate of wills, inheritance under the laws of interstate …

BLAW 428. International Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Study of the legal environment for international commercial transactions, including an analysis of major Western and non-Western legal traditions and the supranational law of the European Community; a detailed analysis of the negotiation, formation, enforcement and …

BLAW 430. Marketing Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course explores the legal aspects of marketing strategy. The course considers the legal aspects of product ownership, distribution and competition, including liability aspects of particular business practices. Students study federal and state law related to …

BLAW 450. Intellectual Property Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Exploring the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and related forms of intellectual property protection. Considered will be the nature of intellectual property rights and the scope of protection for various subject matter, including international …

BLAW 451. Entertainment Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, BLAW 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course covers the recurring legal problems that arise in the business context of the entertainment industry and the legal relationships between the parties involved in the film, television, theater, music and online entertainment …

BLAW 453. Negotiation (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. The course explores the ways that people negotiate to create value and resolve disputes. It is designed to introduce negotiation theory and to build negotiation skills. The curriculum integrates negotiation research and experiential …

BLAW 480. Commercial Transactions Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, BLAW 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Study of those areas of law related to commercial business transactions, including commercial paper, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, bankruptcy and the law of sales.

BLAW 481. Real Estate Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Legal and business aspects of real property acquisition and ownership, involving the nature of property ownership, including the acquisition of titles, easements, leases and contracts, community property, joint tenancy, tenancy in common, brokerage and land-use regulation. …

BLAW 485. Labor and Employment Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, BLAW 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Examines the development of labor law in the U.S. from the early common law to the current legislation. Existing federal statutes regulating labor unions and labor relations will be studied in detail. These statutes …

BLAW 495. Advanced Topics in Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, BLAW 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Selected advanced topics in business law are analyzed by means of readings, analysis of cases and problems, case studies and class discussion.

BLAW 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Course content to be determined. (See subtitles in appropriate Schedule of Classes.)

BLAW 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports (1-3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better; BUS 302/L for Business majors; CSUN cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Individual study must pertain to career goals. Students must have active, approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines …

BLAW 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Minimum 3.0 overall GPA; Minimum 2.0 GPA in all major courses; Minimum 2.0 GPA in option courses; Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score …

BLAW 508. Business Law (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Study of the role of law in business, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Includes a study of the legal system, civil litigation, torts, and the formation and performance of contract, agency and employment law, the various forms of business organizations and securities law.

BLAW 651. Entertainment Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 508 or BLAW 280; Graduate standing. This course covers the recurring legal problems that arise in the business context of the entertainment industry and the legal relationships between the parties involved in the film, television, theater, music and online entertainment fields. In particular, the course will address tort law issues, including defamation, invasion …

BLAW 653. Graduate Seminar in Negotiation (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. This course explores the ways that people negotiate to create value and resolve disputes. It is designed to introduce negotiation theory and to build negotiation skills. The curriculum integrates negotiation research and experiential learning activities. Exercises explore aspects of bargaining, value creation and distribution, the dynamics of coalitions, multi-party negotiations with a focus …

BLAW 699C. Independent Study—Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any single department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business without prior approval of the dean. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or higher GPA …

BUS 104. Introduction to Business (3)

For non-Business majors only. Designed to provide an introduction to the American enterprise system, its economic foundation and basic concepts of business organization and the nature of business activity. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)

BUS 296BHA-Z. Business Honors Selected Topics (1-1-1-1-1-1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Business Honors Program. This course consists of individual seminars that vary in content and approach. Seminars may be interdisciplinary, spotlight cutting-edge ideas, or focus on specific business related disciplines. The goal of each seminar is to develop excellent communication skills, to participate in in-depth critical reasoning and problem solving approaches, and …

BUS 302. The Gateway Experience (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220, 230; BLAW 280; COMP 100; ECON 160, ECON 161; ENGL 205; MATH 103; MATH 140 or SOM 120. (Lower division business core courses). To be taken by all business majors prior to, or concurrently with, the student’s first upper division business core courses. Team-taught course integrating concepts from the lower division core …

BUS 302L. The Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: Junior standing; Completion of all lower division business core courses. To be taken by all business majors prior to, or concurrently with, the student’s first upper division business core courses. This laboratory class is designed to certify and solidify a student’s knowledge of lower division business core course concepts. The laboratory includes instruction, practice …

BUS 310. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 104 or BUS 302; BLAW 280; ACCT 220. This course is intended to help students gain knowledge and skills that are the foundation to become a successful entrepreneur in business. The course provides aspiring entrepreneurs a preview of the journey starting from an idea through the initial phases of a business venture. Students will learn …

BUS 410. Business Development and Operation for Entrepreneurs (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in BUS 310. This course is intended to help students gain knowledge and skills that are critical for developing and running a successful business as an entrepreneur. The course provides aspiring entrepreneurs with a business model and the tools to grasp the essential operational aspects of a business venture …

BUS 491CS. Small Business Consulting (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302/L; Instructor consent; Normally a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in business courses; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. For senior-level Business majors only. Perform situation analyses and develop business/marketing recommendations for actual clients. Mandatory client meetings several times within the semester. Present final recommendations to both the instructor …

BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302/L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Graduating senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Integrates previous coursework and introduces concepts and approaches for analyzing, formulating and implementing business interdependencies between the functional areas within organizations, and examining how these are impacted by external factors.

BUS 498. Honors Mentorship (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302/L; Junior standing; Admission to the Business Honors Program; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Provides business honors students with the opportunity to work on a project within the University or a community organization. The range of possibilities is wide. Students may assist faculty members with research or …

ECON 101. Economics for Everyday Life (3)

Prerequisite: Not open to Business and Economics majors or to students who have credit for ECON 160 or ECON 161. Introduction to economic principles. Explains the role of prices and profits/losses in guiding production to meet the demands of consumers in a market economy. Uses economic analysis to explain the determination of wages and employment, the consequences of international …

ECON 156. Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy (3)

Prerequisites: Multiple Measures Placement in (1) GE-level Mathematics or completion of MATH 093 or MATH 196QR or MATH 196S and (2) GE-level Written Communication or completion of 113A or 114A. Uses economics to analyze public policy options in the areas of healthcare, urban and regional development, international trade, education, housing, financial market regulation, job creation and …

ECON 160. Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: Multiple Measures Placement in (1) GE-level Mathematics or completion of MATH 093 or MATH 196QR or MATH 196S and (2) GE-level Written Communication or completion of 113A or 114A. Introduction to economics as it applies to the functioning of markets, businesses and households. Examines how individuals make decisions about how to use scarce resources efficiently …

ECON 161. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: Multiple Measures Placement in (1) GE-level Mathematics or completion of  MATH 093 or MATH 196QR or MATH 196S and (2) GE-level Written Communication or completion of 113A or 114A; ECON 160. Introduction to economics as it applies to the national and international economy. Topics include differences in standards of living across countries, the monetary system …

ECON 175. Introduction to U.S. Economic History (3)

This course covers events in the U.S. from the middle of the 17th century to the present. The class uses economic analysis to examine social, political and economic events from the Colonial Period to the present. Students who earn credit for this course may not earn credit for ECON 375. (Available for General Education, D2 …

ECON 307. Economics for Marketing Professionals (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Economic theory and applications relevant to marketing professionals. Topics include analysis of business location decisions, identifying relevant markets, product pricing strategies and the role of advertising in product differentiation. (Marketing majors may substitute this course for ECON 310.)

ECON 308. Economics for Managers (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Connects economic theory to practical issues faced by firm managers. Focuses on the way economic theory affects the firm’s behavior both internally and externally. Internal issues include organizational structure and contract design, especially as these issues …

ECON 309. The Use and Interpretation of Economic Data (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; SOM 120 or MATH 140; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Understanding the use and interpretation of economic statistics in the mainstream media and economic literature. Topics covered include identifying and understanding the misuse of economic statistics, as well as performing some statistical …

ECON 310. Price Theory and Applications (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. The operation of the price system in market-oriented economies. Special emphasis is placed on consumer behavior, business behavior, market organization, the theory of production and cost, economic welfare and applications to …

ECON 311. Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examination of money markets, the Federal Reserve system, foreign exchange markets, the international financial system and their relationship to macroeconomic policy. Topics of special interest include the determination of …

ECON 312. Macroeconomic Theory (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 161; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A; completion of the lower division writing requirement. Neoclassical, Keynesian and modern theories of the determination of aggregate output, employment and the general price level. Monetary and fiscal policy.

ECON 350. Urban Economics (3)

Prerequisite: ECON 160; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Analysis of the formation and location of cities, the distribution of activities and the variation of land prices within urban areas. Economic analysis of urban housing and blight, poverty, pollution, congestion, law enforcement, optimal city size, urban finances and …

ECON 355. Health Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. This class uses economic theory to analyze problems created by the complexities of healthcare markets. These problems include the widespread use of insurance, the important role of asymmetric information, the extent of government involvement, the role …

ECON 360. Environmental Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Focuses on environmental issues and policies. Areas include air, water, noise and toxic waste pollution, quality of life concerns, and open space and recreational area availability. Benefits and costs of current and …

ECON 365. Law and Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Examination of the effects of the legal system on the allocation of resources. Selected topics include the economic implications of property rights, contract law, product liability and the criminal justice system.

ECON 370. Economic Development (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Class examines why standards of living differ across countries. Economic growth models are used to explain cross-country differences in economic performance. Emphasis is placed on the role of institutions, such as private property rights, in the …

ECON 403. Open-Economy Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310 with a “C” or better; either ECON 311 or ECON 312; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Examines the determination of currency values in foreign exchange markets, a country’s domestic balance of payments, interest rates and purchasing power parity and macroeconomic policies in an open economy. Other …

ECON 405. International Trade (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Examines world trade in goods and services. Explains why nations trade, the distributional effects of trade, and the consequences of domestic trade policy as well as multilateral trade organizations and institutions.

ECON 409. Introduction to Econometrics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 309, ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. How to estimate relationships between economic variables using actual data. Techniques taught are used to test economic theory and hypotheses from business. Each class member completes a term project involving the construction and estimation …

ECON 410. Industrial Organization (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Examination of the structure, conduct and performance of American industries in both a theoretical and empirical framework. Selected topics include effects of concentration, barriers to entry, empirical cost curves, economics of scale, oligopoly behavior models, product …

ECON 411. The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Economic analysis of government policies to alter or maintain market structures and the economic implications of these policies. Selected topics include the problem of antitrust, regulation and public ownership of industry, mergers, price discrimination, capital intensity …

ECON 412. Seminar in Economic Thought (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Seminar in the evolution of economic theory with emphasis on mercantilism, physiocracy, classical economics and socialism.

ECON 421. Labor Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Analyses of the determinants of hours worked, labor productivity, labor demand, variation in wages, human capital investment and labor mobility. Examines the effect of alternative pay schemes, the impact of discrimination on wages and employment, and …

ECON 433. Public Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 309, ECON 310 with a “C” or better; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. The class examines interaction that takes place between the government and private sectors of the economy. Effects of taxation and public expenditure decisions on the allocation of resources. Specific topics include public goods, public …

ECON 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Economics (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam score of 8 or higher. Course content to be determined. (See subtitles in appropriate schedule of classes.)

ECON 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports (1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam score of 8 or higher. Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Student must have active, approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines program. Academic Internship course. (Credit/No Credit only)

ECON 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair; Consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam score of 8 or higher. In order to complete an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, a 2.0 GPA in all major courses …

ECON 500. Survey of Economics (3)

Survey of the tools, concepts, and techniques that economists use to analyze the behavior of firms, consumers, markets, and entire economies. Microeconomic topics include game theory and market structure. Macroeconomic topics include determinants of GDP, economic growth, and the role of the Federal Reserve.

ECON 600. Economics of Strategy (3)

Prerequisite: ECON 500. An economic analysis of the firm, including its horizontal and vertical boundaries, industry-level competition, competitive positioning, and basis of its competitive advantage and threats to sustaining competitive advantage. Economic modeling and insights are applied to complex situations, drawn from business cases and students’ own business experiences.

ECON 699. Independent Study (3)

Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 GPA may register in a 600-level Independent Study course.

FIN 102. Financial Literacy (3)

Covers basic financial terms and institutions and the tools necessary for students to make wise financial decisions. Topics covered include budgeting, borrowing, managing credit, financial planning and related topics. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)

FIN 302. Personal Finance (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examination of the concepts necessary for the rational allocation of personal resources. Emphasis is on the significant financial decisions facing each household during its life cycle. The role of financial institutions and governmental economic policy is evaluated in the context of their potential impact on personal financial …

FIN 303. Financial Management (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220; ECON 160; SOM 120 (may be taken concurrently). BUS 302/L are co/prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the financial decision making process of a firm from both internal and external points of view. Topics include valuation, working capital management, capital budgeting, financial forecasting, capital structure and sources of capital and dividend policy …

FIN 336. Principles of Insurance (3)

Corequisites for Business Majors: BUS 302/L. Insurance as an economic and business institution. Survey of fire, marine, casualty and life insurance for those interested as potential customers, salespersons or brokers.

FIN 338. Real Estate Principles (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Introductory survey of the field of real estate. Areas covered include real estate law, appraisal, brokerage, finance and investment.

FIN 352. Investment Management (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Survey of investments including corporate and government securities, real property and financial intermediaries. Survey of investment theory emphasizing security analysis, valuation and portfolio management.

FIN 355. Corporate Finance (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Advanced readings and case studies in current problems and trends in corporate financial policy formulation. Students will be required to analyze selected problems orally and in writing.

FIN 359. Quantitative Finance (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Quantitative analysis of various problems in corporate finance and investments. Emphasis is placed on developing computer skills.

FIN 425. Entrepreneurial Finance (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Examines the financial issues of starting a new company, raising funds and valuing and managing ongoing ventures

FIN 430. International Financial Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the international complexities of corporate financial management and investment strategies. Emphasis is placed on the nature of the close link between corporate financial management and developments in …

FIN 431. Risk Management (3)

Prerequisites: FIN 336; Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the methods and procedures of dealing with risk in the firm, including the theoretical basis of insurance and self-insurance mechanisms. Consideration of the commercial insurance …

FIN 433. Real Estate Finance (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 414; Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the instruments, institutions, agencies and operations involved in the financing of real estate.

FIN 434. Life and Health Insurance (3)

Prerequisites: FIN 336; Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. An examination of life insurance, health insurance, employee benefits and annuities. Study of regulation of life and health insurers, Social Security, retirement issues and other applications of …

FIN 436. Futures and Options: Theory and Strategy (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 352 or instructor’s permission; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Study of the structure of futures and options. The analysis will emphasize the theoretical framework of options and futures pricing models, practical financial implications and the mechanics …

FIN 438. Management of Financial Institutions (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Examination of the principles, practices and procedures applicable to the operation and management of financial institutions. Includes analysis of the sources and uses of funds in the system and …

FIN 439. Real Estate Valuation (3)

Prerequisites: FIN 338; Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the various determinants of real estate value and the methods used in practice to estimate such value. Economic factors affecting real estate value are emphasized …

FIN 440. Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Provides knowledge of both public and private benefit and retirement plans. Public plans include Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Private plans include defined benefit and defined contribution plans …

FIN 442. Theory and Practice of Financial Planning (3)

Prerequisites: FIN 352; Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Financial theory and planning process includes data gathering, cash flow and debt considerations, goal setting and objectives (including retirement and education funding), integration, plan formulation, tax consideration …

FIN 446. Income Tax and Estate Planning (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course surveys the financial and legal fields of estate planning and income tax planning. It equips financial planners to solve basic income and estate planning problems, and …

FIN 452. Investment Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 352 or instructor’s permission; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Portfolio management and performance evaluation and topics related to pension and other institutional fund management. It includes applications to portfolio benchmarking as well as discussions of alternative investment …

FIN 455. Business Valuation (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 355 or instructor’s permission; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Advanced treatment of corporate finance. Topics covered include cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure and leverage, dividend and payout policy, corporate governance and corporate restructuring. …

FIN 459. Financial Modeling (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 352, FIN 355 and FIN 359, or instructor’s permission; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Advanced quantitative skills used by financial professionals and researchers, including statistical estimation, simulation and Monte Carlo methods and optimization.

FIN 462. Fixed Income Securities (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 352 or instructor’s permission; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the fixed-income markets and fixed-income securities. It covers the pricing and risk management of fixed-income products, as well as introduction to fixed-income derivatives.

FIN 491A-C. Seminar in Financial Analysis (3-3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Advanced issues in a subfield in financial analysis are analyzed by means of case studies, readings and class discussion. Up to two different courses within this series may be …

FIN 493A-C. Seminar in Financial Planning (3-3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Advanced issues in a subfield in financial planning are analyzed by means of case studies, readings and class discussion. Up to two different courses of this series may be …

FIN 495A-C. Seminar in Insurance (3-3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Advanced issues in a subfield in insurance are analyzed by means of case studies, readings and class discussion. Up to two different courses of this series may be …

FIN 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Finance (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Course content to be determined. (See subtitles in appropriate Schedule of Classes)

FIN 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports—Finance (1-3)

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or higher in FIN 303 for Finance majors and minors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Student must obtain approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines program. A maximum of 12 units may …

FIN 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, a …

FIN 502. Managerial Finance (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 501. Examination of the financial decision making process. Topics include the analysis and interpretation of financial statements, ratio analysis, financial forecasting and budgeting, financial markets, working capital management, valuation, capital budgeting, sources of capital and capital structure, dividend policy, and the management of risk and return in an international context.

FIN 635. Corporate Finance (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 502. Examination of the theory and its applications to financial management of business entities. Analytical skills are developed through financial market analysis and the use of authentic cases.

FIN 636. Seminar in Investment Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 502. Seminar in the fundamental and technical analysis of securities and capital markets. Applied financial analysis of firms and their securities; study of institutional forces in the security markets.

FIN 638. MBA Portfolio Management (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 635 or consent of instructor. The course provides a select group of graduate students the opportunity to obtain real-world experience in the process of managing an investment portfolio. It will combine a comprehensive theoretical foundation with the challenge of managing a real stock portfolio. Students will take a team-oriented approach, with each group …

FIN 639. Seminar in Financial Problems (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 635. Selected topics in corporate finance are examined in the context of the managerial decision process. Emphasis is placed on the application of the theory of finance to problems facing entrepreneurs, investors and managers.

FIN 699. Independent Study—Finance (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business without prior approval of the Dean. Only those graduate students who have a current GPA of 3.0 or …

GBUS 593. Management/Marketing Seminar (3)

The seminar integrates the fields of marketing and management and draws on previous coursework to give students a basic understanding of business strategy. The course will provide an overview of marketing, management and business strategy theory. Business strategy cases and simulations will be used to help students apply the concepts taught in this course and …

GBUS 598C. MBA Internship (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate student in good standing. Individual study pertaining to future career and application of knowledge, skills and abilities gained in MBA coursework. Student must obtain an approved internship requiring MBA-level responsibilities. Faculty mentor and employer will determine scope of work. This academic internship course is available on a Credit/No Credit basis only. May not …

GBUS 600. Analysis of Contemporary Organizations (3)

Interdisciplinary course introducing new graduate students to the field of business. Focuses on the nature of organizations, the inter‑relatedness of the functional areas, and how organizational culture shapes ethical behavior. Explores intellectual and historic roots of management theories through readings of primary source materials. Students develop communication and research skills through individual and group projects …

GBUS 607. Data Mining and Analytics (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 591 or equivalent. Concepts and methods in data mining and analytics applicable to business settings leading to knowledge discovery from large data sets and better managerial decision making. Covers steps in the data mining process including data preparation, partitioning, model building, validation and selection. Analytics models include classification, prediction, association, clustering and neural …

GBUS 691. Small Business Consulting (3)

Prerequisites: GBUS 600; Classified status. Under faculty advisement, students conduct consulting projects for local small business owners, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations. Interdisciplinary course integrating a broad range of business disciplines and stresses their interactions with client companies. Provides students with the framework and experience needed for consulting. Students are responsible for evaluating clients’ needs, determining …

GBUS 695A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair and director of graduate programs.

GBUS 696F. Directed Graduate Research (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair and director of graduate programs.

GBUS 697G. Comprehensive Exam (3)

Prerequisite: Permission of Director of Nazarian College Graduate Programs. Not open to students writing a thesis. Open only to graduate students who have completed or are currently completing their course requirements and have only their comprehensive exam to take. A culminating experience is required for completion of a master’s degree program. In cases where a …

GBUS 698A. Graduate Project (3)

Prerequisite: All MBA core courses and MGT 693 completed or concurrent enrollment, classified status or applied for classified status. Permission of Director of Graduate Programs is required. Number of units allowed depends upon the study undertaken. A culminating experience is required for completion of a master’s degree program. The Nazarian College MBA Consulting Project is …

IS 212. Information Systems for Business Users (3)

Introduction of business information systems from a user perspective. This course covers information technology hardware, software, networks, security and information competency at the user level. Careers in information systems and emerging trends in the field will be covered. Students are required to complete individual assignments and projects involving hands-on problem solving with spreadsheet and information …

IS 312. Systems and Technologies for Managers (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220 and a grade of “C” or higher in IS 212, or CIT 101/L and CIT 160/L. A survey of business information systems concepts including organizational information systems responses to business environments; systems enabling business strategies and business models; business processes, functional areas, and enterprise architecture/enterprise systems. Covers foundation of systems analysis, systems development and management …

IS 335. Building Enterprise Architecture (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in COMP 110/L and IS 212. A survey of cloud-based system, platform and infrastructure used in the enterprise, specifically the services that cloud providers offer. An introduction to the design, development and operation of enterprise architecture. The course will include hands-on projects using cloud-based tools.

IS 355. Application Development (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in COMP 110/L and IS 312. Advanced application development emphasizing mobile platforms for the enterprise. Topics include: media, location services, phone sensors, networking, web services, data persistence, and cloud computing. The course will include hands-on projects using advanced application development tools.

IS 431. Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 312; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course covers the systems development life cycle. Topics include standard tools and techniques to analyze and design an …

IS 435. Business Data Networks and Cybersecurity (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 312; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. An introduction to digital data networks and cybersecurity in a business environment. Topics include telecommunications standards and protocols, local …

IS 441. Database Management Systems (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 312; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. The design and implementation of computerized databases. Provides background for the selection and use of database management systems. Topics …

IS 451. Enterprise Systems and Project Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 431 and IS 435; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. An introduction to enterprise-level cloud-based system development concepts, principles and practices. Evaluate and set up comprehensive …

IS 457. Advanced Telecommunications and Networking (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 431, IS 435 and IS 441; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. An advanced course in telecommunications and networks emphasizing enterprise networking topics such as: network …

IS 497A-Z. Special Topics – Information Systems (1-4)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 431, IS 435 and IS 441; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Innovative course of study. Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different …

IS 498. Field Assignments and Reports Information Systems (1-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; Approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

IS 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; Approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

IS 530. Accounting Information Systems (3)

Prerequisites: IS 312; ACCT 352, ACCT 460 or equivalents; Approval of department chair or designee. Provides an understanding of requirements, design and control of major business processes/accounting cycles integrated in an enterprise system. Topics include Systems Analysis and Design methodologies and techniques for Accounting Information System development, issues in control and audit of systems fraud and …

IS 531. Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Gain a well rounded understanding of requirements, design, and control of major business processes that are integral within a healthcare enterprise system. Topics include Systems Analysis and Design methodologies and techniques for healthcare Information System development, issues of privacy and confidentiality, fraud and abuse, as well as controls for systems reliability.

IS 551. Managing Projects in Healthcare Informatics (3)

Students will gain a well rounded understanding of enterprise-level system development concepts, principal and practices. Students will evaluate and setup comprehensive system development projects for departments and/or enterprises. Student teams will analyze, design and plan healthcare systems of moderate complexity, using current technologies and the appropriate project management methods in the solution. Also students will …

IS 599A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; Approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

IS 628. Business Systems and Technology Management (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 501 or one year of undergraduate accounting. An introduction to computer-based information systems at a fairly sophisticated level. Emphasis will be on the understanding of computer concepts, computer applications in an organizational environment and the analysis and design of information systems.

IS 656. Information Systems Audit and Control (3)

Prerequisite: IS 530 or IS 628. Examines concepts, standards and frameworks associated with IS auditing. Topics include the post-Sarbanes Oxley IS audit environment, assessment of risks and controls, computer fraud, legal and ethical issues, and audit of the systems development process. Students work through audit simulations to develop IS audit expertise.

IS 657. IS Governance and Risk Management (3)

Prerequisite: IS 530 or IS 628. Provides an overview of information systems (IS) governance and information risk management. The course stresses the importance of the alignment of IS governance to business objectives and the role of IS in achievement of organizational strategy. Topics discussed include contemporary compliance initiatives; strategic IS decision making; IS performance assessment, …

IS 692A-Z. Selected Topics in Information Systems (3)

Prerequisites: IS 530 or IS 628. The exploration of a topic currently being debated by the information systems profession or the study of information systems through alternative means (e.g., cognitive science, language and communication, literature/film). Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

IS 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

MGT 360. Management and Organizational Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division business core. BUS 302/L is a co/prerequisite for business majors. Introduction to the basic concepts in management and organizational behavior. Applies these concepts to the management of people and resources toward the accomplishment of organizational goals. Emphasis is on the organizational applications of behavioral science concepts, interpersonal skills and team …

MGT 370. Management Skills Development (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. A presentation of major concepts of the behavioral sciences that apply to the management of organizations. Focus is on understanding factors and developing skills that affect the behavior and ultimately the performance of individuals and groups within organizations.

MGT 380. Employment Practices (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Analyzes how, why and the procedures involved in recruiting, retaining, evaluating and managing employees in light of current issues and trends in the legal and socio-demographic environments.

MGT 450. Organization Change and Development (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Examines current practices in the application of behavioral science knowledge to organization change issues. Focus is on the dynamics of change as well as current diagnostic techniques and …

MGT 454. Leadership, Power and Politics (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Concentrates on the ability of individuals to lead others in important undertakings, including the management of organizations, the management of large-scale change and the resolution of complex problems. Focuses on …

MGT 456. Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Primary objective of this course is to introduce students to current theories and processes for negotiation and conflict management as practiced in a variety of settings. The course also builds …

MGT 458. Decision Making and Creativity (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Analysis and skill-building in creative and ethical decision making, focused on managerial and organizational contexts. Decision making is considered as a comprehensive process, encompassing identification and framing of issues/problems, evaluation …

MGT 460. Strategic Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Examination of the formulation and implementation of human resource policy at the strategic level. Emphasis is placed on how human resource functions can integrate with the overall strategy of the …

MGT 462. Business and Society (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. The course looks at the relationship among business, government, not-for-profits and society. The major issues covered include: ethical dilemmas for business; models of relationships among business, government and society; and …

MGT 464. International Business Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Studies various issues related to managing international businesses effectively. The purpose is to develop skills in identifying critical issues facing, analyzing key factors related to and developing solutions for businesses …

MGT 468. Crisis Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. The aim of this course is to help students understand how and why crises occur in organizations, and what can be done to manage them better. Specifically, the course aims …

MGT 491. Executive Leadership (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor; Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Students will research identified Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Group Vice Presidents and other executives, and the companies and organizations which they lead to determine how …

MGT 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Course content to be determined.

MGT 498A-C, AE-CE. Internship—Management (1-3)

Prerequisites: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360 for all Business major and minors except for non-business Entrepreneurship minors; BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors; BUS 410 and instructor consent is a prerequisite for Entrepreneurship minors. Individual study regarding the application of management …

MGT 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student …

MGT 620. Organizational Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600 (may be taken concurrently with MGT 620). This course is designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of how individuals and groups behave in organizations and how human behavior within organizations can be managed. The course will help students identify and define behavioral issues within organizations, understand how these issues are …

MGT 630. Human Resource Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. Examination of the interaction between organizations and their political, social, economic and technical environments. Issues of ethical and social responsibility are examined.

MGT 635. Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 620. Provides students with a basic knowledge of the key aspects of managing an organization’s most important resource—people. Covers major human resource theories, concepts, practices and related skills. Students will learn about the main employment practices of human resource management such as workforce planning, employment relations and employee retention.

MGT 667. Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. This course concentrates on contemporary leadership theory and practice with an emphasis on self-assessment and development of participants’ leadership skills. The course focuses on behavioral approaches to leadership, including gaining power and managing the political subsystem.

MGT 668. Selected Topics (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. The exploration of a topic currently being debated by the management community or the study of management through alternative means (e.g., classical literature, film) or the practice of management in a specific industry (e.g. film). Check with department for specific offering.

MGT 693. Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisite: Taken during last year of coursework for MBA students. Must have completed or be completing all core classes. An integrative seminar dealing with broad business policy problems via the case method. There will be definition and analysis of internal and external factors affecting the development of the objectives and policies of the firm. The …

MGT 699. Independent Study—Management (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business and Economics without prior approval of the dean. Only those graduate students who have at least a current …

MKT 304. Marketing Management (3)

Prerequisites: Either (1) ECON 160 or ECON 300 and a college-level statistics course; or (2) ECON 160 or ECON 300 and BUS 104. BUS 302/L are co/prerequisites for Business majors. All Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher in MKT 304. Introduction to marketing management’s role in an organization’s business strategy. Topics …

MKT 346. Marketing Research (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); a college-level statistics course; or consent of instructor. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Use of scientific methods in the formulation and solution of marketing management problems. Emphasis is on the use of marketing research as an adjunct to marketing strategy and …

MKT 348. Consumer Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Comprehensive study of behavioral models and concepts to help understand, evaluate and predict consumer behavior in terms of marketing implications. Determinants of consumer behavior are explored to gain understanding of the complex …

MKT 350. Consumer Information in the Digital Age (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course will help students understand the changing nature of consumer information with the emergence of non-traditional online marketing. Students will be guided through the history and guiding principles of collecting, disseminating and utilizing consumer information and how marketing has utilized consumer information. Such information has value …

MKT 356. Marketing Metrics and Insights (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); or consent of instructor; BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers analytics using practical applications and focuses on developing actionable insights. It provides a broad overview of key analytic strategies, concepts, issues, challenges and tools to interpret, review and critique current …

MKT 440. Integrated Marketing Communications (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Overview of marketing communications, including advertising and sales promotion. Behavioral, legal, economic and institutional aspects, as well as decision models applied to selected areas of …

MKT 441. Sales Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Activities and organization of the sales department. Methods employed by sales managers in selecting, training and supervising salespeople; selling methods, materials and …

MKT 442. Business to Business Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the marketing structure for industrial products, including raw materials, installations, operating supplies, accessory equipment and fabricating materials. Buying motives and …

MKT 443. Retail Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Retailing methods from the standpoint of the owner and manager. Buying planned stocks, inventory control, markup, accounting for stock control, pricing, style …

MKT 445. International Marketing Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Study of international marketing conditions and constant changes. Topics include foreign market research; trade promotion; political, legal, economic and cultural environments; product and service …

MKT 447. Logistics and Transportation Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the management of firms that market transportation services; the managerial implications of the legal, economic and social environment. (Cross-listed with SCM 447.)

MKT 448. Digital Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduces the student to the principles of Internet marketing. Focuses on the use of Internet technologies as they have come to be …

MKT 449. Marketing Management Seminar (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); either MKT 346 or 348; Second semester senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Major in business or economics. Advanced case approach to marketing management decisions. Emphasis on developing marketing in response …

MKT 459. Social Media Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); MKT 448; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course focuses on the use of online social media as a marketing tool to reach consumers and the strategic use of digital media …

MKT 496A-Z. Experimental Course-Marketing (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Course content to be determined. (See subtitles in appropriate Schedule of Classes)

MKT 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports—Marketing (1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L and MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) are prerequisites for Business majors. Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Consultation with instructor to determine program that includes field assignments and reports. A maximum of 12 units …

MKT 499A-C. Independent Study—Marketing (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business …

MKT 640. Marketing Management (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 500; GBUS 600; SOM 591 or equivalent. This course emphasizes the ability to evaluate and create customer-centric marketing management strategies including segmentation, target market selection, developing a value proposition, and building/defending brand equity, within the context of a competitive, dynamic and multi-dimensional global environment. Students make complex decisions regarding the integration of product, pricing, …

MKT 644. Seminar in Consumer Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: MKT 640. Study of recent contributions from the behavioral sciences that provide insight into consumer motivation and consumption behavior. Emphasis is on psychological and sociological models and current research from the literature.

MKT 647. Marketing Research Seminar (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 640; SOM 591 or equivalent. The application of marketing research techniques to business problems. Emphasis is on research design, questionnaire development, data collection techniques and univariate and multivariate statistics.

MKT 699. Independent Study—Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or higher GPA may register in a 600-level Independent Study course. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College …

RE 412. Real Estate Practice (3)

Prerequisites: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a co/prerequisite for Business majors. This course explores the practical applications of real estate theory to the operation of a real estate business. Legal, ethical, marketing and financial aspects of running a real estate business, including property management and leasing …

RE 414. Real Estate Principles (3)

Corequisites: BUS 302/L for Business majors. A survey of real estate, including the nature of real property, ownership, transactions, contracts, agency, lending, appraisal, taxation and governmental restrictions on use. Topics include property management, civil rights and fair housing. The course covers the regulation of real estate professions, including ethics and professional responsibility. Available for graduate …

RE 416. Real Estate Appraisal (3)

Prerequisites: RE 414; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Analysis of the various determinants of real estate appraisal and the methods used in practice to estimate such value. Economic factors affecting real estate value are emphasized and traditional appraisal techniques are critically …

RE 418. Real Estate Market and Development Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the lower division writing requirement; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a co/prerequisite for Business majors. This course will present fundamental analytical techniques and practical applications for market analysis of various forms of real estate. It explores macro and micro aspects of residential, retail, …

RE 420. Real Estate Finance (3)

Prerequisites: RE 412; RE 414; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Theory and methods of real estate mortgages and investment analysis. Analysis of the instruments, institutions, agencies, and operations involved in the funding and underwriting of real estate investments. Includes emphasis on …

SCM 416. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and tools associated with supply chain management. Topics include supply chain integration, logistics network configuration, inventory management, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing, warehousing, quality management, global logistics and the …

SCM 442. Business to Business Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the marketing structure for industrial products, including raw materials, installations, operating supplies, accessory equipment and fabricating materials. Buying motives and …

SCM 447. Logistics and Transportation Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors just attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the management of firms that market transportation services; the managerial implications of the legal, economic and social environment. (Cross-listed with MKT 447.)

SCM 492. Supply Chain Management Strategy (3)

Prerequisites: SCM 416, SCM 442, SCM 447 or equivalent; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This is a capstone course that integrates various aspects of supply chain management. Students will use their previous work in transportation, purchasing and quality processes to study current practices, which …

SOM 120. Basic Business Statistics (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or a higher-level mathematics course with a grade of “C” or higher. Basic elements of statistics for students in business and economics. Descriptive statistics, elements of probability, probability distributions (including normal), sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions (including estimation and hypothesis testing), simple linear regression and correlation. Applications of these …

SOM 306. Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 103; SOM 120 or MATH 140. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: BUS 302/L. Discusses operational issues facing organizations and introduces operations management concepts and techniques. Students develop skills necessary to improve productivity and quality of operations in both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include international competitiveness, quality assurance, forecasting, design and control of operations systems, …

SOM 307. Data Analysis and Modeling for Business (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 103; SOM 120 or MATH 140. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: BUS 302/L. Statistical methods and stochastic models to support decision making by managers. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, probability distributions and assessment, expected value, variation, estimation of means and proportions, hypothesis testing for one and several populations, F test, chi-square test, simple and multiple …

SOM 416. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and tools associated with supply chain management. Topics include supply chain integration, logistics network configuration, inventory management, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing, warehousing, quality management, global logistics and the …

SOM 464. Manufacturing Resource Planning (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306 or MSE 304; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Planning and control systems for the management of production and operations. Topics include demand management and forecasting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management, inventory management, master production scheduling, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), …

SOM 466. Project Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 120, SOM 391 or MATH 140; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the operations management of small, intermediate and large projects. The course surveys project organization, staffing, planning and scheduling (PERT/CPM), control, budgeting and quality. The project environments, including international issues, …

SOM 467. Quality Management and Control (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306 or MSE 304; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Application of total quality control for improvement of products and services, including both statistical techniques and managerial approaches. Control charts, quality costs, responsibility for quality, quality at the source, ethical issues and ISO …

SOM 468. Managing for Service Excellence (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Techniques learned will benefit service managers and entrepreneurs by improving skills in managing efficiency and quality. Students will learn concepts and tools useful for service management. Topics include service assessment, improvement and innovation, yield management, service …

SOM 485. Decision Support Systems (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; IS 312; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Concepts, development and application of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and related management support systems (Executive Information Systems and Expert Systems). Design framework and Management Science models for DSS. DSS development process and tools, user …

SOM 496A-Z. Experimental Courses (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Course content to be determined. (See Schedule of Classes and Enrollment Guide.)

SOM 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports—Systems and Operations Management (1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Student must obtain approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines program. A maximum of 12 units may be earned by combining Field Assignments and Reports (SOM 498) and Independent …

SOM 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, …

SOM 591. Business Analytics Foundation (3)

Prerequisite: Permission of the director of Nazarian Graduate Programs. Statistical methods and stochastic models to support decision making by managers. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, probability distributions and assessment, expected value, variation, estimation of means and proportions, hypothesis testing for one and several populations, F test, chi square test, simple and multiple regression and correlation, …

SOM 676. Global Supply Chain Management (3)

This course covers the fundamental concepts, knowledge, models, and tools for supply chain design, operation and strategy. Global perspective will be emphasized throughout the course. Major topics include supply chain network design, sourcing decisions, sales and operations planning, inventory planning and management, supply chain collaboration, supply chain coordination, transportation planning and management, information technology for …

SOM 686. Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 591, or both SOM 306 and SOM 307. This course focuses on managerial issues arising in the design, operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver goods and services. The main objective of the course is to introduce the concepts, principles, models and analytical techniques applied to operations and supply chain …

SOM 699. Independent Study—Systems and Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business without prior approval of the dean. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or higher GPA …