Fields of Study

    Office of the Registrar     University of Texas at Austin
    Official Publications     Catalogs
Catalog cover art


    Contents

»

About the catalog

»

Officers of administration

»

Board of Regents

»

Directory of offices

    Chapters

1

Graduate Study

2

Admission and Registration

3

Degree Requirements

4

Fields of Study

5

Members of Graduate Studies Committees


 


Appendix
of course abbreviations


Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
Red McCombs School of Business

Business Administration

to courses in B A Business Administration »
to program in Business Administration »
 

Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

B A | Business Administration

380C. Information Technology Management. Restricted to first-year students in the MBA Program. Technical architecture, including hardware/software platforms, operating systems, networking and the Internet; development strategies; and management issues for the introduction of new technology. Business Administration 380C and Management Information Systems 380N (Topic 1: Information Technology Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380D. Microeconomics and Operations. Restricted to first-year students in the MBA Program. Concepts in microeconomics, including the basic tools of supply and demand, cost and productivity, game theory, pricing strategy, and the application of these tools to questions about consumer behavior, competition among firms, and government policy. Concepts in operations, including introductory process analysis, lean production, and management of customer waiting times. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380E. Managerial Accounting and Macroeconomics. Restricted to first-year students in the MBA Program. Financial information regarding revenue, cost, and assets, with emphasis on the interpretation of numbers to derive well-informed management decisions. Concepts in macroeconomics, including long-run economic growth, international trade, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policies, and exchange rate and interest rate determinations. Special emphasis on global macroeconomic conditions. Only one of the following may be counted: Business Administration 380E, Accounting 329, 359, 459, 387 (Topic 1: Introduction to Managerial Accounting). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380M. Management Science. Introduction to the structure and use of mathematical models and methods for analyzing managerial decision problems. Development and application of modeling concepts and skills underlying the analytical techniques used to solve such problems. Introduction to a range of computers, and use of the latest in computer-based decision support systems. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

380N. Operations Management. Study of modeling and computer concepts, focusing on applications in production and operations management, including resource allocation, production scheduling, inventory control, and waiting line problems. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

380S. Managerial Economics. Microeconomic and macroeconomic forces that influence an organization's decisions: interest rates, business cycles, financial systems, input demand and supply, industry factors, market structure, and externalities. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

381T. Marketing Management. Key elements of marketing strategy and tactics development. Topics include analysis of the marketing and business environment, customer analysis, pricing, distribution, product development and management, promotional strategy, and marketing program evaluation and control. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

382T. Managerial Accounting. The conceptual and operational relationship of planning and control with management and accounting information systems. Topics include data collection and analysis for short-range and long-range organizational decisions. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

384T. Financial Accounting. The information needs of capital market participants in a dynamic and complex socioeconomic system; emphasis on normative and conventional valuation models. Accounting 381 and Business Administration 384T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

385T. Financial Management. Concepts and techniques employed in the determination of optimal capital structures, procurement of resources from financial markets, and allocation of resources to productive investments. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

386T. Statistics. A unified approach to basic concepts in collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, emphasizing capabilities of different statistical methods and business applications. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

287T. Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business. Examination of relationships between public and private institutions, with emphasis on the legal constraints on managerial decision making. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

388T. Strategic Management. Restricted to first-year students in the MBA Program. Designed to help students develop a general management orientation. Subjects include the role of the general manager, formulating business and corporate-level strategy, managing strategic change, strategy implementation, and developing general managers. Business Administration 388T and Management 385 (Topic 49: Strategic Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389T. Managing People and Organizations. Development of the general areas of theory most central to dealing with the varieties of social/psychological behavior of direct import to the administrator and manager. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.

390C. Hardware, Software, and Telecommunications. Provides a broad familiarity with the latest advances in the fundamental concepts and terminology of computer architecture and software. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business and to the concentration in information systems management.

190D, 390D. Management Information Systems. The use of decision support systems and database management concepts in an organization for information management and processing by mainframe and personal computer. One or three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business; additional prerequisite for 390D: admission to the concentration in information systems management.

390E. Business and Systems Change. Mainframe and microcomputer software used to illustrate prototyping and computer-assisted analysis. Use of cognitive modeling and the basic models and concepts of human information processing to improve the practice of requirements definition. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business and to the concentration in information systems management.

390F. Information Systems Design and Implementation. Specification, design, implementation, and testing of information systems. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business and to the concentration in information systems management.

390H. Managing Information. Management and use of information in organizations, including database management, analytical approaches for effective information management, and organizational issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390J. Data Communications, Networks, and Distributed Processing. Functional aspects of data communications, computer networks, and distributed information systems, using campus computers and the network systems available in the classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business and to the concentration in information systems management.

191, 291, 391, 691. Special Studies in Business Administration. Conference course in any of the areas offered by the McCombs School of Business. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. With consent of instructor, some topics may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Finance.

Topic 2: Management.

Topic 3: Real Estate.

Topic 4: Risk Management.

Topic 5: Accounting. Some sections are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

Topic 6: Marketing.

398R. Master's Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in business administration, completion of the core courses for the degree, and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Business Administration. Teaching in the McCombs School of Business for two semesters under the close direction of the course instructor or supervisor; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, approval of the department chair and the dean, and appointment as a teaching assistant.

to top »
Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007 Business Administration program | courses

Fields of Study

    Office of the Registrar     University of Texas at Austin copyright 2005
    Official Publications 16 Aug 2005