Spring 2014 Course Listings (Weekend)


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    Accounting/Taxation

    ACCT-GB.2303 An Integrated Approach to Financial Statement Analysis (3)
    This course describes financial reporting objectives and methods used by corporations. Focuses on the analysis of the information in corporate financial statements, including the impact of alternative accounting procedures and assumptions. Offers ways to adjust for selected reporting differences. Discusses applications using cross-sectional and time series analysis. Case studies (including firms with international operations), computer databases, and computer-based assignments may be used. An understanding of basic financial concepts is recommended.
         Course Description
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Yeo,J

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.1306 ( B01.1306 ) -
    Specializations
    Accounting


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    Business and Society

    BSPA-GB.3122 TOP 10 TRENDS SOC INNVATN (1.5)
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    3 Sat: Apr 12,19, May 3

    Specializations
    Social Innovation And Impact


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    Core Courses

    COR1-GB.1303 Firms and Markets (3)
    This course provides an overview of the microeconomics analysis of firms, industries, and markets. The course examines the rationales for decisions by individual buyers and sellers, as well as how these decisions are aggregated through markets. Among other things, the course explores the forms that competition can take, the role of industry structure, and the influences of government policies.

    Microeconomics is an important component of an MBA program. First, microeconomics focuses on specific dimensions of companies' decision making, such as pricing, entry, and exit. Second, a microeconomics perspective on business plays an important role in other fields of business study - such as finance, strategy, and marketing. Third, this course provides tools, such as a game theoretic analysis of decision making with few actors, that can be applied in many business situations.
         Course Description
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    00
    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Fall Langone Red 1

    Equivalencies
    COR1-GB.1103 ( B01.1103 ) -
    COR9-GB.2303 ( B09.2303 ) -


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    COR1-GB.1305 Statistics and Data Analysis (3)
    This course is designed to achieve an understanding of fundamental notions of data presentation and data analysis and to use statistical thinking in the context of business problems. The course deals with modern methods of data exploration (designed to reveal unusual or problematic aspects of databases), the uses and abuses of the basic techniques of inference, and the use of regression as a tool for management and for financial analysis.
         Course Description
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Fall Langone Red 1

    Equivalencies
    COR9-GB.2405 ( B09.2405 ) -


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    COR1-GB.2303 The Global Economy (3)
    We use the tools of international macroeconomics to explore the economic environment facing firms operating around the globe. Central issues include the role of economic policy and institutions in the performance of firms and nations; economic indicators and forecasting; employment and unemployment; interest rates, inflation, and monetary policy; global trade in goods and capital; foreign exchange rates; and emerging market crises. These issues are considered from the perspectives of both firms and countries.
         Course Description
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Skeie,D
    Saturdays

    Equivalencies
    COR1-GB.2113 ( B01.2113 ) -
    COR1-GB.2123 ( B01.2123 ) - Global Business Environment I
    COR1-GB.2125 ( B01.2125 ) - Global Business Environment II
    COR9-GB.2317 ( B09.2317 ) -


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    COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management (3)
    This course serves as an introduction to operations, viewed from the perspective of the general manager, rather than from that of the operations specialist. The coverage is very selective; the course concentrates on a small number of themes from the areas of operations management and information technology that have emerged as the central building blocks of world-class operations. It also presents a sample of key tools and techniques that have proven extremely useful. The topics covered are equally relevant to the manufacturing and service sectors.
         Course Description
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Mohebbi,C
    Saturdays

    Equivalencies
    COR1-GB.2114 ( B01.2114 ) -
    COR9-GB.2314 ( B09.2314 ) -


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    Economics

    ECON-GB.2190 Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems (1.5)
    This course compares the emergence and development of four of the world's leading enterprise systems-Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the United States. It examines political, cultural, and economic similarities and differences of successful wealth-creating societies, paying special attention to impacts of government, entrepreneurship, management, and financial institutions. The objectives of the course are to develop an understanding of different enterprise systems and to hone abilities to think comparatively, both over time and across national contexts.
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-03/29
    Saturdays

    Specializations
    Economics
    Global Business / Intl Business


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    ECON-GB.2355 Behavioral Economics: Decisions and Strategies (3)
    Behavioral economics is an emerging sub-field that integrates insights from psychology into economic models of behavior. This MBA elective course is intended to inform managers, analysts, and consultants, of the psychological processes and biases underlying our decision-making, with an emphasis on how to incorporate such insights into business strategies. Successful business strategies depend on a thorough understanding of how consumers and producers make decisions. However, traditional models, which are founded on the assumption of perfect rationality, have serious limitations. Rather than making decisions in the manner predicted by these models, consumers and producers often use myriad rules and processes that result in (sometimes counterintuitive) decisions. For instance, consumers have an exaggerated tendency to select compromise or middle options when making choices, overpay for warranties, buy products they do not use, and do not buy products that they later wish they had. Similarly, producers overpay for acquisitions, persist in investing in losing projects, hire the wrong people, and design products that result in consumer dissatisfaction. The fact many of these decision errors and biases are systematic has powerful business implications because, as this course illustrates, it is possible to address them. This course will provide a broad overview of important results from behavioral economics that clarify how consumers and producers really make decisions, and investigate how these results can be leveraged to design original and more effective business strategies.
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Saturdays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.1303 ( B01.1303 ) - Firms and Markets
    Equivalencies
    MKTG-GB.2335 ( B70.2335 ) - Judgment and Decision Making
    Specializations
    Economics


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    Finance

    FINC-GB.3129 Behaviorial and Experimental Finance (1.5)
    Finance theory has long relied on a descriptively sparse model of behavior based on the premise that investors and managers are rational. Another critical assumption is that misjudgments by investors and managers are penalized swiftly in competitive markets. In recent years, both assumptions have been questioned as the standard model fails to account for various aspects of actual markets.
    Behavioral finance, which allows that investors and managers are not always rational and may make systematic errors of judgment that affect market prices, has emerged as a credible alternative to the standard model. This course provides an exposition of the insights and implications of behavioral finance theory, showing how it can explain otherwise puzzling features of asset prices and corporate finance. Notwithstanding the inroads of the new theory, the standard model retains strong support amongst many academics&practitioners who make criticisms of behavioral finance that deserve serious consideration. An important challenge that we will address in this course is identifying the respective domains of each perspective and whether there are tradable opportunities.
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-03/29

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2311 ( B01.2311 ) - Foundations of Finance
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    Equivalencies
    FINC-GB.3329 ( B40.3329 ) - Behavioral Finance
    Specializations
    Corporate Finance
    Finance
    Financial Instruments and Markets


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    FINC-GB.3173 Venture Capital Financing (1.5)
    This course provides institutional background and details necessary to deal with the venture capital and new issues markets. Examines basic valuation issues, appropriate capital structure, the value of liquidity, and the value of control. Also considers the intangible aspects of entrepreneurship and venture capital forms of financing.
         Course Description
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    04/05-05/10
    Saturdays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2311 ( B01.2311 ) - Foundations of Finance
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    Co-requisite - FINC-GB.2302 ( B40.2302 ) - Corporate Finance
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    Equivalencies
    FINC-GB.3373 ( B40.3373 ) - New Venture Financing
    FINC-GB.3361 ( B40.3361 ) - Entrepreneurial Finance
    Specializations
    Entrepreneurship&Innovation
    Corporate Finance
    Finance


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    FINC-GB.3333 Debt Instruments and Markets (3)
    Covers the valuation of fixed income securities and investment strategies utilizing them. Topics include the mathematics of bond valuation, immunization, history of interest rate structures, varieties of debt instruments, default, and country risk considerations. The role of financial futures and options on bond portfolio strategies is analyzed, as well as more traditional approaches to debt portfolio strategies.
         Course Description
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Saturdays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2311 ( B01.2311 ) - Foundations of Finance
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    Specializations
    Finance
    Financial Instruments and Markets
    Quantitative Finance


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    FINC-GB.3361 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
    This course identifies and follows the wealth creation cycle that begins with company start-ups, passes through successive stages of various kinds of private equity financing, and ends with the harvesting of the created wealth through a sale or merger or initial public offering. Emphasis is placed on how entrepreneurial firms adapt financing and financial contracts to the information asymmetry problems, the high degree of uncertainty, and the conflicts of interest associated with start-ups.
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    SU 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
    02/16-03/30
    Sundays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2311 ( B01.2311 ) - Foundations of Finance
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    Co-requisite - FINC-GB.2302 ( B40.2302 ) - Corporate Finance
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    Equivalencies
    FINC-GB.3173 ( B40.3173 ) - Venture Capital Financing
    FINC-GB.3373 ( B40.3373 ) - New Venture Financing
    Specializations
    Entrepreneurship&Innovation
    Corporate Finance
    Finance


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    FINC-GB.3387 Global Banking and Capital Markets (3)
    This course is an analysis of the competitive performance and strategic positioning of financial institutions in multinational capital markets. Market segmentation theories are applied to markets for syndicated lending, trade finance, and project financing. Considers international aspects of raising capital in multinational, multiregulatory settings. Examples may include mergers and acquisitions, joint venture capital projects, and government or private partnership projects.
         Course Description
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-05/10

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2311 ( B01.2311 ) - Foundations of Finance
    OR COR1-GB.2302 - FOUNDATIONS IN CORP FINAN
    OR LAW-LW.11461 -
    Specializations
    Banking
    Finance
    Global Business / Intl Business
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    Management Communication

    MCOM-GB.2105 Business Communication (1.5)
    Persuasive communication is a vital component to many aspects of business life. This course introduces the basics of communication strategy and persuasion: audience analysis, communicator credibility, and message construction and delivery. Written and oral presentation assignments derive from cases that focus on communication strategy. Students receive feedback to improve presentation effectiveness. Additional coaching is available for students who want to work on professional written communication. This course is required for all Langone Program students.
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    SU 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
    03/30-04/27
    Meets:Mar 30,Apr 6,13,27

       
    SU 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
    02/23-03/16
    4 Sun: Feb 23, Mar 2,9,16

    Equivalencies
    COR1-GB.2105 ( B01.2105 ) - Business Communication


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    Management and Organizations

    MGMT-GB.2159 Collaboration, Conflict, and Negotiation (1.5)
    Successful managers know how to collaborate with other people effectively and how to resolve conflicts constructively. The goal of this course is to teach students the fundamentals of managing collaboration and conflict in one-on-one and small group settings. Our objective is to enhance students' interpersonal skills at their jobs. Drawing from the latest findings in managerial psychology, we cover the fundamentals of effective negotiation, communication, and persuasion. Special topics include getting buy-in, coping with resistance, and building coalitions.
         Course Description
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    04/05-05/10
    Saturdays

       
    0P
    SU 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
    04/06-04/20
    3 Sundays: Apr 6, 13, 20

    Equivalencies
    MGMT-GB.2358 ( B65.2358 ) - Conflict and Negotiation
    Specializations
    Leadership and Change Management
    Management


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    MGMT-GB.3151 Managerial Decision Making (1.5)
    This course attempts to help you become a better decision maker. When asked about their ability to make decisions, previous students expresses concerns and several said they lacked self-confidence in making decisions. Others indicated that the process of making decisions may be painful, especially if one has to make an important decision. This may stem from the deliberation process one goes through that may be stressful. Yet others added that at times they second-guess their decisions and some acknowledged that they suffer from regret when a decision they have made led to an undesired outcome. A few mentioned that having gone through such a process made them indecisive and unclear about how to go about making decisions. The above concerns are described with regard to personal as well as business decisions. Making decisions at work may be easier when one can solicit the help from colleagues but at the same time the consequences may loom even larger when making decisions at work. This course takes a systematic approach to improve your decision-making skills. Requirements include several exercises, knowledge of statistics is required but the course is not about quantitative calculation of alternatives but about the processes underlying the making of decisions.
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    SU 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
    02/16-03/02
    3 Sundays:Feb 16,23&Mar 2

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.1302 ( B01.1302 ) - Leadership in Organizations
    Equivalencies
    MGMT-GB.3351 ( B65.3351 ) -
    Specializations
    Leadership and Change Management
    Management


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    MGMT-GB.3321 Developing Managerial Skills (3)
    Many companies bestow a management title on key talent and expect appropriate behavior to follow. That is not the most effective way to develop future business leaders. Increasing self-awareness and being open to feedback are important first steps in leading today's business for tomorrow's results. This course focuses primarily on the practical aspects of managing. While based on solid research, it stresses a hands-on approach to improving students' management skills. Each session focuses on (a) developing personal skills: self-awareness, managing stress, solving problems, and creativity; (b) interpersonal skills: coaching, counseling, supportive communication, gaining power and influence, motivating self and others, and managing conflict; and (c) group skills: empowering, delegating, and building effective teams. Class sessions also give students an opportunity to assess, learn, analyze, practice, and "apply" the above skills to their own work situations so that they can turn good ideas into accepted practice. Students learn not just about management skills but also how to apply those skills to get results
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-05/10

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.1302 ( B01.1302 ) - Leadership in Organizations
    Specializations
    Leadership and Change Management
    Management


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    MGMT-GB.3356 Managing by Design (3)
    Technological innovation and new product development (NPD) are critically important to the creation of business opportunities and sustenance of wealth. This course offers perspectives and frameworks that seek to understand technological innovation and NPD at different levels of analysis, including the firm, industry, and national levels. It addresses issues pertaining to the discovery, development, and diffusion of technological advances. For example, we attempt to understand the innovation process in both start-up and established firms, and when established firms have an easier (or more difficult) time bringing a new product to market and appropriating profits from it. We also provide frameworks for assessing new technological and business opportunities. Students are expected to analyze and evaluate technological opportunities using the frameworks and techniques presented in the course. Most students who take the course have career interests in consulting (operations or management), general management, entrepreneurship, technology/new media, or marketing, but students from all disciplines are welcome.
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Saturdays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2103 ( B01.2103 ) - Strategy I
    Specializations
    Entrepreneurship&Innovation
    Leadership and Change Management
    Management
    Strategy
    Entertainment, Media&Technology


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    Marketing

    MKTG-GB.2152 Promotional Marketing (1.5)
    This course will cover all major aspects of trade and consumer promotion from strategy through execution, within the framework of how these disciplines fit into the overall marketing plan. We will cover promotion marketing from both a conceptual and "real world" standpoint, using a mix of textbook, case study, current articles, and current examples, with an emphasis on consumer marketing.
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    SA 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
    02/15-03/29
    Saturdays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2310 ( B01.2310 ) - Marketing
    Equivalencies
    MKTG-GB.2352 ( B70.2352 ) - Pricing and Promotion in the Marketing Mix
    Specializations
    Marketing
    Product Management


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    MKTG-GB.2365 Brand Strategy (3)
    Brand planners/strategists face many challenges, including how to: 1. Create a comprehensive brand architecture that will provide strategic direction; 2. Generate motivating brand identities and value propositions for the key brands; 3. Develop brand-building programs; and 4. Leverage new technologies. The goal of this course is to provide concepts, models, methods, and role models that will help address
    these challenges.
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    SA 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    02/15-05/10
    Saturdays

    Pre/Corequisite
    Pre-requisite - COR1-GB.2310 ( B01.2310 ) - Marketing
    Specializations
    Digital Marketing
    Marketing
    Product Management
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