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Students are educated to become a full-time faculty member in a research-oriented academic institution. They engage in studies that involve a high level of sophistication in economics, statistics, and analytical skills. Strong analytical and quantitative skills, as well as strong written and spoken communication skills are required.
Students will learn the process of constructing and analyzing mathematical and statistical models of real-world managerial problems, and understand the role and uses of such models in the management of complex organizations.
Students learn state-of-art financial theory and its relationship to practice, and choose an emphasis in business finance, capital markets, or investments. They develop expertise in applying quantitative and statistical methods to research on theoretical and financial questions.
Students gain an understanding of the principles of manual, mechanical, and electronic information processing; the selection, implementation, and evaluation procedures of information processing equipment; and the roles of both management and systems personnel in information technology. This concentration emphasizes research on information systems technology as an integral part of effective management systems.
Students formulate a global perspective on industry, government, and academia. Formal coursework, combined with individualized research and other learning experiences, aids students in developing both theoretical and pragmatic expertise in a chosen sub-specialty: international banking, international marketing, or international trade policy.
Students are educated and develop expertise in the field of management through formal coursework, research, and other learning experiences. Specialty areas of study include human resource management, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and cybernetics (a general theory of management).
Students acquire the analytical and conceptual abilities needed to apply marketing expertise to problems faced by executives in public, private, or nonprofit institutions. They build competence in the areas of research methods, marketing theory, marketing communication, marketing strategy, planning, and the marketing environment.
Students examine the strategic management processes of corporations and business-government interactions, including social issues in management. Particular attention is devoted to business-government relations, macroeconomics and microeconomics, and business representation in public decision-making.