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Stockton’s MBA Program is now OPEN TO ALL

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees now may take the newly approved and offered 5 Foundation Courses to satisfy all prerequisites to enter our MBA program.  If any of your past students or students graduating in the near future are interested in our MBA program, please advise them of these offerings.

Each Foundation Course will be for 3 graduate credits (these credits will not satisfy the MBA Core or elective requirements, i.e. students must complete at least 36 credits of additional graduate work, including business law to obtain an MBA from Stockton).  These courses may be used to satisfy some undergraduate requirements upon approval of the student's undergraduate program. 

The courses are:

 ACCT 2120 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Prerequisite: ACCT 2110 with a grade of C or better. A study of the accounting information needs of internal management. Examines responsibility accounting and techniques for analyzing managerial accounting information for decision making and control. The course coverage includes: job process and standard costing, operational and capital budgeting, performance analysis, and cost-volume-profit analysis.

 

ACCT 3210 - TAXATION I: INDIVIDUAL

Prerequisite: ACCT 2120 with a grade of C or better. Open only to Juniors and Seniors. A study of the concepts, theory and law of federal taxation as it applies to individuals. Topics include tax research, personal income tax formula, depreciation, passive activities, property transactions, alternative minimum tax and tax accounting. This course is recommended for all undergraduate business students.

 

BSNS 3320 - BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY

This course takes a systems approach to the analysis of eco-business influences and decisions. Topics include: stakeholder analysis; eco-management of inputs, throughputs, and outputs; the exchange process, disposal, and recycling; systems design and maintenance; major green influences on the firm; and managing external eco-relationships.

 

BSNS 4112 - BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGIES

Open only to senior BSNS or HTMS majors. (Cross-listed as HOSP 4112) This capstone course reviews how business strategies and policies, necessary for creating sustainable competitive advantages, are formulated by senior management. It emphasizes a systematic approach to planning based upon in-depth analysis of the external business environment and the internal capabilities of the organization. Case studies of major corporations dealing with strategic issues are an integral aspect of this course.

BSNS 2120 - QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS METHODS

Prerequisite: CSIS 1206, or equivalent. A grade of C or better in all program courses. Not open to freshmen or CSIS majors. Quantitative Reasoning Intensive course (Q1). This course will provide the student with an introduction to quantitative methods useful in business decision-making. Topics covered may include: decision theory, utility theory, forecasting, introduction to linear programming and sensitivity analysis, transportation models, PERT/CPM, waiting line models, simulation, and markov analysis.

 

BSNS 5225 - APPLIED FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Prerequisite: BSNS 5015 OR (ECON 1200 AND ECON 1400 AND FINA 3110). Utilizing the case study approach, students examine relevant financial issues and derive solutions. Students will use financial tools and techniques to interpret real world financial events, solve financial problems and make optimum decisions under conditions of uncertainty.

 

 

MKTG 3116 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Prerequisite: MKTG 3110 with a grade of C or better. Examines the influences affecting purchasing behavior of individuals as consumers. Emphasis is placed on the integration of social science theory with the strategic marketing process. Research methodology as it applies to consumer motivation and behavior is also covered.

 

MKTG 4727 - CURRENT TOPICS IN MARKETING

Prerequisite: MKTG 3110 with a grade of C or better. Enlightens students about contemporary topics that are reshaping marketing practice. Books by renowned marketing strategists and futurists as well as casebooks about successful companies provide the basis for thought provoking discussions.

 

MGMT 3111 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Prerequisite: MGMT 3110 with a grade of C or better. This course focuses on the management of human resources. Topics include motivation and leadership, human resources planning, staffing, development and training, compensation and benefits, collective bargaining/labor management relations, job analysis and design, and the legal aspects of personnel management.

 

MGMT 3124 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Prerequisite: MGMT 3110 with a grade of C or better. An examination of social and psychological aspects of human behavior in organizations with special attention to leadership, management, problem solving and group behavior. Practical applications are examined through case studies and exercises.

 

MGMT 4800 - MGMT SPECIAL PROJECT

Writing-Across-The-Curriculum (W2). Special Project Request Form required. Independent Study in Management. 1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

 

GAH 2311 - CULTURE, CLASS, AND CUISINE

International/multicultural course (I). This is a seminar in cuisines of the world. Through research, demonstration and practice, students will explore various cultures and their related cuisines. The goal of the course is to develop an awareness of several cuisines and a sensitivity to the history and culture that have produced that food. This is an interdisciplinary course.

 

GAH 2372 - CULTURAL STEREOTYPES IN MEDIA

International/multicultural course (I). Students will screen various forms of media (from 1941 to present) to identify and examine cultural and racial stereotypes. They will also screen present day media to identify how media has evolved. The course will increase students’ understanding of how the media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how they construct reality. Through reading, screenings, written essays and group discussions, the course will provide students with a new set of lenses from which to recognize and analyze media.

 

GAH 3309 - THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

This course is a comprehensive 300 year history of Philadelphia, which examines the city's rich political, artistic, social and cultural development, including some of the city's most illustrious citizens and inimitable icons such as the elixir of Philadelphia life - the Cheese Steak.

 

GEN 2113 - COMMUNICATION THEORY AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

This course is intended for students who are taking a speech communication class for the first time. The course is designed to explore theories of interpersonal, group, public and intercultural communication and how they apply to real-life situations at school, work, and recreation. In addition, students will participate in class public speaking exercises and be taught how to develop, organize and deliver a speech.

 

GIS 3610 - JUSTICE, VIRTUE AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY

Open only to juniors and seniors. Values/ethics course (V). This course examines the concept of justice and virtue as well as additional concepts related to the area of moral philosophy. The course will rely heavily upon illustration of moral concepts in literary works as an introduction to a discussion and an examination of the theories and discourses related to justice, virtue, and other moral values. The course is designed enhance to the student's understanding of his own moral actions and to provide a comparative analysis of moral concepts. The course is relevant to anyone who ever asks the question, "What ought I to do?" or "Would this be right?"

 

GIS 4630 - ADS, FADS AND CONSUMER CULTURE

Open only to juniors and seniors. Students explore the transformative, pervasive, and deeply imbedded historical and cultural roots of advertising and communication in American society. The social history of advertising and the techniques, strategies, and campaigns that reshaped and defined American culture during the 20th century are also discussed.

GNM 2139 - INTERACTIVE GAME DEVELOPMENT

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic algebra and coordinate systems. An introduction to the basics of interactive video game development and programming. Concepts include working with images, text, sound, animation, and how these are realized in a computer program. Hands-on experience creating games using a visual environment and a programming language.

 

GNM 2248 - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN SOCIETY

(H) Historical consciousness course. This course provides a broad overview and introduction to the field of artificial intellegence (AI) focusing on the impacts it has made on society during the past 50 years. Applications of AI are diverse ranging from manufacturing, medicine, finance, homeland security, and beyond. We will discuss articles by the pioneering scientists and philosophers who defined the field: (both fiction and non-fiction) exploring applications and ethical issues; and current impacts highlighted in news of today.

 

GSS 2339 - TOURISM AND SUSTAINABILITY

International/Multicultural (I) subscript. This course addresses issues for sustainable tourism development from a political, social, environmental, and cultural perspective as related to travel and tourism. While well-known tourist behavior, whether domestic or international, has been based on mass consumption, this course will discuss the eventual limits to this model. By examining sustainable development models, we will examine alternatives that reflect the interrelatedness of tourism components from diverse perspectives. By relating alternative forms of travel and tourism, this course will demonstrate how tourism impacted the shared international goal of the world’s sustainable development.

 

GSS 3168 - BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY

Not open to freshmen or Business Majors. Values/Ethics course. (V) The course examines ways in which business practices of for-profit organizations contribute to consumer, competitor, social or political problems and thereby generate calls for public policy intervention; and the ways in which business practices evolve as a reaction to these interventions.

 

HTMS 2125 - TOURISM GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: HTMS 2143. This course reviews Geographical Information Systems (TGIS) applications in the tourism industry for both management and marketing decisions involving tourism resources (cultural, historical, ecological and economical). It provides a conceptual overview of database management systems in the tourism industry and how they can be integrated within a TGIS in an effort to facilitate sustainable tourism development. Students will work on a Tourism GIS for the state of New Jersey, providing them with a real-world application of the technology.

 

HTMS 3901 - PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

In preparation for the Cooperative Education semester within the HTMS program, this course is a zero credit program requirement designed to document hospitality industry work experience. Students register for their preceptor’s section.

BSNS 5505 - BUSINESS STRATEGY & POLICY

This capstone course focuses on the cross-functional business integration synthesizing material presented in previous courses. The course highlights financial reporting and analysis, global creation and distribution of goods and services, strategic management, legal and ethical environment of business, human behavior in organizations, and entrepreneurship.

BSNS 5230 - MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING TOOLS

Prerequisite: BSNS 5010 OR BSNS 2120 This course provides students with in-depth knowledge and skills for applying analytical models for decision making in various business situations. Emphasis of this course is on critical thinking through case study, using modeling software for business analytics, and real-world problem solving.

CSIS 1180 - COMPUTING CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS

Not open to CSIS majors after they have completed a 2000-level or higher CSIS course. This course is a survey of the history of computers, hardware components, operating systems, programming languages, program development environment, major microcomputer application packages, data communication, networking, and the social impacts of computers. Major application software includes hands-on experience on wordprocessor, spreadsheet, database, presentation and communication programs. Offered every semester.

CSIS 1206 - STATISTICS

Prerequisite: Mastery of 2 years of high school algebra. Quantitative reasoning intensive course (Q1). Statistics I utilizes a case study approach to the study of statistics. It emphasizes statistical thinking, deals with real data and concepts, and fosters active learning. The course is divided into four modules: I. Analysis of group differences (AOV, Kruskall-Wallis, measurement & sampling validity); II. Examining relationships (Chi-Square, Correlation, forecasting, simple linear regression); III. Applications of probability (probability, probability distributions, expectations); IV. Application areas (t-tests, control charts, experimental design).

FINA 3131 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

Pre-requisite: ACCT 2110 with grade of C or better. This course provides an introduction to the subject and profession of Financial Planning. Subjects covered include; the financial planning process, client/planner interactions; time value of money applications; personal financial statements development and assessment; cash flow and debt management; asset acquisition; education planning.

MKTG 3110 - MARKETING PRINCIPLES

Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen. Provides an overview of the marketing process- the creation of goods and services in response to consumer wants and needs. Topics focus on the marketing function within business firms and non-profit organizations in both domestic and global environments.

 

 

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