Elmhurst Management Program



Elmhurst Management Program

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Course Offerings

One unit of credit equals four semester hours. 

BUS 350 Cultural Diversity in Organization
1 credit
This course examines the nature and role of culture and diversity in the workplace, ways to manage diversity in the workplace, the implications of diversity for business operations, and understanding of differences in light of the globalization of the worlds economy.

BUS 371 Introduction to Global Business 
1 credit
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the various facets of international business. Starting with basic trade theories, it covers the mechanics of the foreign exchange market, international finance and accounting, marketing, cultural differences, and management strategy under the international environment, organizational structure and practices of the multinational company, and international institutional arrangements. The course is taught from the state-of-the-art perspective with discussions on current economic and business problems.

BUS 380 Principles of Accounting 
.75 credit
A study of the accounting cycle, the accounting process, and accounting statement preparation and analysis.

BUS 381 Excel-Based Decision-Making Tools I—Statistics 
.50 credit
An introduction to the basic concepts of probability and statistics for the student in business management. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions and random variables, hypothesis testing, forecasting, and linear regression.

BUS 383 Accounting for Management 
.50 credit
A study of the use of accounting data by managers with an emphasis on the use of accounting data as a basis for intelligent business decisions in planning and control.

BUS 386 Management 
.75 credit
An introduction to the theory of management and the structure of the organization. Topics include the integrative functions of management, objective setting, decision making, the behavior of the individual within the organization, and the role of human resources management in carrying out the mission of the organization.

BUS 387 Business Communication
.50 credit
Development of skills of effective written and oral business communication and an understanding of the communication process and factors that interfere with effective communication within the organization.

BUS 389 Marketing Management
.75 credit
A study of the theory, concepts, and practices of marketing, emphasizing decision making as it relates to the formulation and implementation of effective marketing strategy.

BUS 480 Excel-Based Decision-Making Tools II—Operations Research
.50 credit
A study of the typical operations research techniques and their applications in business. Topics include inventory theory, queuing models, and simulation models with an emphasis on interpretation of results.

BUS 481 Managerial Finance 
.75 credit
A study of the methods of developing financial policies with an emphasis on capital investment analysis, cost of capital, and cash-cycle decisions.

BUS 484 Business Policy
.75 credit
An integration of the basic business disciplines for business policy formulation using the case study method.

BUS 489 Capstone/Project 
.25 credit
A supervised project, intended to draw from previous course work, utilizing effective research techniques in solving an actual business-related problem. This capstone project is presented to the faculty.

ECO 315 Critical Thinking About Economic Policy 
1 credit
Basic economic frameworks applied to the analysis of contemporary economic issues. The development of student abilities to analyze and reach a policy conclusion is emphasized. Students will work together in small teams. 

ECO 380 Fundamentals of Economics for Management 
.75 credit
An introduction to the topics and analytical tools of micro- and macroeconomics. Topics include the analysis and study of competitive and noncompetitive markets, labor markets, the role of government, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, banking, monetary policy, and international economics.

PHL 310 Ethics and Business 
1 credit
A study of ethical theory as applied to individual and corporate behavior in business as it functions in a complex society. 

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

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