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Most of Albers' graduate classes throughout Winter 2021 are online. Most are either synchronous or asynchronous:
Below are current classes open to prospective students. All require arrangements made in advance.
Simply click on the button below your desired class to get information if the class is synchronous or asynchronous, as well as availabilities that will fit your schedule.
Purpose, scope, concepts, and methods used in examining and attesting to financial statements. Current issues concerning professionalism and role of the public accountant.
This course examines the policy reasons for various U.S. import and export requirements, tariffs, and international business restrictions. Lectures include discussion of legal issues in international commercial transactions and host country regulations involving the European Community, the Pacific Rim, Canada, and third world countries. In addition, specific sections focus on international corporate, labor, and environmental issues.
Students will learn how to identify ethical issues in business, how to make defensible decisions regarding these ethical issues, and learn strategies and tactics to implement these decisions. Topics range from organizational issues such as difficult relationships between employees to how business affects society and the environment, such as the role of business in promoting sustainability.
This course introduces the modern concepts of application architecture and programming for business, including data types, expressions, control structures, functional abstraction, object-oriented programming, data management, application programming interfaces (APls), service-oriented architecture, and Microservices architecture. No prior programming experience assumed.
This course introduces the concepts and practices of statistical learning and data mining for business applications. It provides a review of supervised and unsupervised learning methods along with statistical theories for learning methods. This course is designed to provide analytical skills and hands-on experiences for graduate students in business.
This class is for students interested in starting their own business or launching a new venture for a nonprofit or corporation. Students will learn the critical skill of writing an effective business plan. Students may work on their own ideas or take advantage of ideas conceived by others.
Focus on the process of capital budgeting: The decision area of financial management that establishes criteria for investing resources in long-term projects. The decisions made regarding the acquisition, maintenance, or abandonment of capital assets plus certain financial decisions such as lease vs. buy are analyzed. Focus on the capital budgeting process under uncertainty and the connection with strategic planning.
Focus on tools for developing effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including employees, customers, regulatory entities, etc. Covers organizational behavior topics (motivation, organizational justice, feedback, goal setting).
* First five weeks only
This course will focus on the highest impact analytics techniques with direct application in a sports business analytics context. The course emphasis is on understanding business challenges, formulating suitable models, developing and interpreting solutions, and communicating results to others. The course will provide an intuition for how different techniques work, along with experience in applying them to real problems and presenting results in a clear and persuasive manner.