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General Business

These courses are listed for information purposes only.
Please do not take classes without speaking with your advisor.

BL 4243 Entrepreneur Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413, MGT 3323, or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Business creation including legal aspects from permits and taxes to structure and sale with emphasis on Mississippi Law.

BL 4333 Real Estate Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. The legal principles applicable to real estate, including types of ownership and interests, mortgages, restrictions, and regulations. (Same as REF 4333/6333).

BIS 3233 Management Information Systems
Three hours lecture. A survey of the components, functions, and processes of Information Systems as they relate to managing modern organization for increased efficiency and competitiveness.

BQA 3123 Business Statistical Methods II
(Prerequisite: BQA 2113 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Reviewing estimation and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression; chi-square tests; analysis of variance; non-parametric concepts; index numbers; time series analysis; computer statistical packages applied.

BQA 4413 Business Forecasting and Predictive Analysis
(Prerequisite: BQA 3123 or equivalent) Analysis of large datasets using methods such as exploratory data analysis, business forecasting, and predictive analytics. Implementation of techniques using computational tools. Use of real world business and competition datasets.

BQA 4423 Business Decision Analysis
(Prerequisites: BQA 3123 or equivalent) Basic/medium-level quantitative analysis methods for business decisions, including optimization modeling using spreadsheets, queueing service system, Newsboy models, customer choice models, and simulation. It serves students who want to grasp the techniques to solve real-world business decision problems.

FIN 3113 Financial Systems
(Prerequisites: EC 2113, EC 2123, or AEC 2713 and junior standing) Three hours lecture. Study of interest rates, basic security valuation, money and capital markets.

FIN 3123 Financial Management
(Prerequisites: EC 2123, ACC 2013, and BQA 2113) Three hours lecture. Study of objectives, tools, methods, and problems of financial management; financial analysis, planning, control, sources/uses of funds, capital budgeting decisions and working capital.

INS 3103 Principles of Insurance
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. A study of the principles and concepts of insurance plus a survey of personal coverages, such as Homeowners, Automobile, Life and Health insurance.

INS 3303 Life Insurance
Three hours lecture. The nature and function of life insurance; policy forms and provisions; reserves; company organization; legal aspects; taxation and practical application.

Sample Syllabus

INS 3503 Employee Benefits
Three hours lecture. A comprehensive study of employee benefit plans available to employers, including the principles and concepts necessary to design and implement successful employee benefit programs.

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MGT 3113 Principles of Management
(Prerequisites: Junior Standing) Three hours lecture. Management principles for all organizations including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

MGT 3114 Principles of Management & Production
(Prerequisites: EC 2113, BQA 2113, and junior standing) Four hours lecture. Management principles for all organizations including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as well as the purposes, methods, tools, and procedures of production management.

MGT 3213 Organizational Communications
(Prerequisites: EN 1113 and junior standing) Three hours lecture. Application of communication principles through preparation of effective documents and presentations. Includes study and application of team communication, multicultural communication, technology usage, and ethical considerations. [This course satisfies the Jr./Sr. Writing requirement in this concentration area.]

MGT 3513 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Development of efficient programs for managing human resources. Emphasizes equal employment opportunity, performance evaluation, selection, placement, education, training, safety and health.

MGT 3823 Socially Responsible Leadership
(Prerequisite: Junior-level academic standing) Three hours lecture. Study of leadership in organizations, with emphasis on the ethical challenges facing leaders and the impact of leaders' behavior on followers, organizations, and organizational stakeholders.

MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. A general survey of the functions, processes, institutions and costs in distribution of goods and services from producers to users.

Sample Syllabus

MKT 3213 Retailing
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013 and Junior standing) Three hours lecture. Survey of the nature, procedure and results of trade at the retail level.

MKT 3323 International Logistics
(Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher) Three hours lecture. Understanding and applying logistics concepts in a global context. Includes analysis of logistics tradeoffs and integration with other business functions.

MKT 3933 International Marketing
(Prerequisites: MKT 3013, and senior standing in business/marketing) Three hours lecture. Study of the marketing function in the global marketplace, including the techniques and strategies required when marketing in various cultural, economic, legal and political environments.

MKT 4113 Personal Selling
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. Psychology of personal selling; planning and presentation; the sales approach; the interview; closing the sale.

MKT 4213 Internet Marketing
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013 or MKT 8072) Three hours lecture. Introduction to practical marketing use of Internet technologies, including basic principles, impact on business and society, and strategic implications.

MKT 4223 Social Media Marketing
(Prerequisites: MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing; MKT 4213 Internet Marketing (or co-enrollment in MKT 4213); Or Instructor permission) Survey of the nature and use of social media in marketing.

MKT 4313 Physical Distribution Management
(Prerequisites: BQA 2113 and MKT 3013) Functions of physical distribution in business management; analysis of shippers, distribution problems in relation to carrier types, services and functions; study of rate of structure and rate changes.

MKT 4413 Consumer Behavior
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. A study of the nature and dynamics of consumer markets, and the significance of these markets to marketing executives.

MKT 4423 Strategic Brand Management
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. This course explores the concepts of brands, brand equity, and strategic brand management, providing practical insights for building brands and enhancing profitability of existing brands.

MKT 4613 Services Marketing
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. A study of the unique problems associated with the marketing of services and of alternative strategies with which to improve service marketing effectiveness.

REF 3333 Principles of Real Estate
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. A survey of the activities involved in the acquisition, transfer, operation, and management of real estate.

The semesters in which these courses are offered are subject to change.
The departments control when the courses will be available.