The Business Foundations Graduate Certificate Online Program offers the following courses from the graduate catalogue:
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 (F/S only)
Stresses the principles and practices of external financial reporting, with particular emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination. Reviews basic accounting concepts and the essentials of the accounting process. Covers the application of present value techniques to accounting valuations. Studies in depth the measurement and disclosure problems associated with cash, receivables, inventories, fixed assets and intangibles. Alternative accounting procedures and their impact on financial statements are also examined.
Examines the most applicable principles of micro and macro-economics for the application of economic theory for the manager. Topics include optimization techniques applied to consumer choice firm behavior, pricing and the study of the market structure. Both ethical and international issues are addressed.
A case study approach involving the following statistical concepts: descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, probability distribution, statistical estimation, chi-square testing, analysis of variance and simple regression-correlation analysis.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
Facets of management ranging from the ordering of materials to the delivery of finished goods and services. Qualitative and quantitative techniques are equally emphasized. Students will apply these to their own organizations. Besides offering administrative problem solving skills, the course will focus on the strategic importance of this field in helping to resolve issues surrounding competitiveness in today’s global marketplace.