Course Catalog: 2013-2014
Course/Title:
BUSI 296-BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://business.rice.edu/business_minor.aspx
Provides an introduction to business, focusing on the strategy and practice of effective communications in business situations. The course includes individual communication skills assessment and development as well as team-based oral and written communication instruction. Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee a space in class. The Jones School will conduct a lottery for over-enrolled classes to create the course roster for the semester. The Jones School will communicate the results within a week after the close of the registration period.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 305-FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://business.rice.edu/
Covers the preparation, analysis, and use of corporate financial statements; asset and liability valuation and income determination; receivables, inventories, present values, tangible and intangible fixed assets, bonds, leases, shareholder equity, intercorporate investments, consolidations, and cash flow accounting. Not open to entering Freshmen. Space is limited. No Special Registration requests will be accepted.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 310-LEADING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://business.rice.edu/
Introduces the psychological and sociological processes underlying human behavior in organizational settings (e.g., companies, schools, sports clubs). Topics include motivation, decision making, principles of fairness and justice, cross-cultural differences, working in teams, and tactics of influence. Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee a space in class. The Jones School will conduct a lottery for over- enrolled classes to create the course roster for the semester. The Jones School will communicate the results within a week after the close of the registration period.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Pre-requisities: (ECON 370 OR ECON 301 OR ECON 211 OR ECON 201) AND (STAT 280 OR STAT 305 OR STAT 310 OR STAT 331 OR STAT 339 OR PSYC 339 OR ECON 382 OR ELEC 331 OR ELEC 303 OR POLI 395 OR SOCI 298)
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
BUSI 343-FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://business.rice.edu/
Develops the basic concepts of corporate financial management and introduces a set of analytical tools to evaluate financial decisions. Employs concepts of time value of money, risk and return, and market efficiency to examine how capital market investors value risky assets. Develops a framework for evaluation of corporate investment and financing decisions. Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee a space in class. The Jones School will conduct a lottery for over-enrolled classes to create the course roster for the semester. The Jones School will communicate the results within a week after the close of the registration period.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Pre-requisities: (ECON 370 OR ECON 301 OR ECON 211 OR ECON 201) AND (BUSI 305 OR ACCO 305) AND (STAT 280 OR STAT 305 OR STAT 310 OR STAT 331 OR STAT 303 OR STAT 339 OR PSYC 339 OR ECON 382 OR ELEC 331 OR POLI 395 OR SOCI 298)
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
BUSI 380-MARKETING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://business.rice.edu/
Introduces the role of marketing in organizations and the principle marketing decisions facing management. Topics include marketing planning and strategy; buyer behavior; development and management of products and services; branding; channels of distribution; sales, advertising and promotional methods; pricing strategy; and the development of integrated marketing strategies and programs. Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee a space in class. The Jones School will conduct a lottery for over-enrolled classes to create the course roster for the semester. The Jones School will communicate the results within a week after the close of the registration period.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Pre-requisities: (ECON 370 OR ECON 301 OR ECON 211 OR ECON 201) AND (STAT 280 OR STAT 305 OR STAT 310 OR STAT 331 OR STAT 339 OR PSYC 339 OR ECON 382 OR ELEC 331 OR ELEC 303 OR POLI 395 OR SOCI 298)
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
BUSI 471-STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://business.rice.edu/
Capstone course for the business minor. Examines the strategic management of businesses in market and non-market environments. Key topics include competitive and industry analysis, strategic formulation and implementation, and strategic planning. Case discussions of real companies are combined with readings concerning the key topics. Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee a space in class. The Jones School will conduct a lottery for over-enrolled classes to create the course roster for the semester. The Jones School will communicate the results within a week after the close of the registration period. Prerequisite Requirement: Three (3) BUSI courses.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 500-INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1.5 TO 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Instructor permission required
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 501-DOCTORAL MARKETING RESEARCH SEMINAR
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 502-DOCTORAL MARKETING RESEARCH SEMINAR
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 504-GAME THEORY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Game theory is a discipline that provides a mathematical methodology for modeling and analyzing interactive decisions among multiple agents. Game theory has a wide range of applications in economics, political science, but most importantly (in my opinion) business. The approach of this course will be somewhere between that of a typical economics class (i.e. very mathematical) and that of a typical business seminar (applied and paper based.) Definitions will be stated formally, and arguments will be developed rigorously. At the same time, much of the course will be devoted to using game theory to understand applications in economics and business. Taking these applications as a starting point, we will develop an understanding of what constitutes a good mathematical model for addressing a business question.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 505-SEMINAR IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 506-ADVANCED TOPICS IN MARKETING RESEARCH
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The purpose of this seminar is to examine recent work in, or relevant to, consumer research. We will select a set of topics to be considered over the semester, often triggered by a new article of particular interest or student interests. For each topic considered, a few articles will be chosen, and we will read and discuss those. Our goals will be to gain exposure to the latest ideas in consumer research and to develop research ideas. In particular, each week we should generate in class the design/idea for at least one new study in the focal topic area.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 507-BAYESIAN APPLICATIONS IN MARKETING LITERATURE
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The course aims to develop an understanding of Bayesian empirical applications in the Marketing literature. The course starts with a brief theoretical foundation to Bayesian inference and subsequently focuses on empirical applications in the Marketing literature. The aim of this course is not to equip students with the methodological tools of Bayesian inference. It is assumed that students are familiar with these methodologies. Academic papers from the Marketing literature are assigned to the class and discussed in class.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 508-HIERARCHICAL BAYES MODELS IN MARKETING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The course aims to develop an understanding of Bayesian inference, with a special focus on empirical applications in marketing. The course starts with a brief theoretical foundation to Bayesian inference and subsequently focuses on empirical methods. Topics include Bayesian linear regression, multivariate regression, importance sampling and its applications. The course focuses on Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods including the Gibbs Sampler and the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm and their applications. The course also introduces the notion of Data Augmentation and its application to estimate truncated models (univariate Tobit and multivariate Tobit models). The overall focus of the course is on applying these methods for empirical research using a programming language such as R.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 509-MANAGERIAL RESEARCH IN MARKETING: PHILOSOPHICAL, HEORETICAL & EMPIRICAL ISSUES
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 510-ANALYTICAL MODELS IN MARKETING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 511-SELECTED TOPICS IN MARKETING MEASUREMENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 521-ASSET PRICING THEORY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 522-CORPORATE FINANCE
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course will prepare students for a career as a scholar in finance. To do so, we will read and discuss key scholarly papers in the field. Our focus will be on classic and recent research papers in the field of corporate finance. The course is structured to introduce students to selected areas of research and research methods, rather than to be encyclopedic in its coverage.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 523-EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course is intended to get students up to speed with a toolbox and working facility of methods commonly used in empirical finance research. For each method, we will follow a three-step learning process. We first cover the econometrics from a mathematical (but light and intuitive) approach. Then we will observe researchers using the method in the wild. Then you will use it yourself through exercises and problem sets.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
BUSI 524-DERIVATIVES/TERM STRUCTURE
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course provides a brief review of the literature on derivative pricing and the term structure of interest rates. If we have time we may also read some papers on the financial crisis. The objective is to prepare students to critically think about the current research in each these areas and, at the same time, give some basic knowledge about each of these research areas. The course is intended for Ph.D. students. This course is very quantitative and requires basic familiarity with asset pricing theory (BUSI 521). Even though, the course is very quantitative, emphasis is given to intuition instead to mathematical rigor.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 525-ADVANCED ASSET PRICING THEORY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 526-FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS I
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 527-FINANCE: SPECIAL TOPICS II
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 530-INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING RESEARCH
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The course offers a thorough and broad-ranging introduction to accounting theory and research. It covers origins and evolution of key relevant accounting institutions, thought, paradigms and methods.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 531-EMPIRICAL METHODS IN ACCOUNTING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 532-ANALYTICAL RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 533-CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING. RESEARCH TOPICS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 540-STRATEGY I
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course provides a Ph.D. level seminar focused on seminal theory and recent theoretical approaches in the strategic management literature. The literature in strategic management attempts to explain the differences in the performance and survival of firms by analyzing the effects of a variety of factors at multiple levels, including countries, industries, organizational networks, firms, teams, and individuals. The intent of this seminar is to provide a foundation for conducting and publishing original research in strategic management. The seminar will cover several topics in the field along with relevant theoretical perspectives developed in economics, finance, organization theory, psychology, and sociology. Over the course of the semester, you will: • Read a large amount of articles published in the leading journals of the field; • Evaluate different theoretical perspectives; • Constructively critique empirical research; • Formulate novel research ideas that advance the field of strategic management; • Professionally present research ideas and respond to comments; and • Develop ideas into a research paper that provides the foundations for a future theoretical paper or empirical study.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 541-STRATEGY II
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Strategic management research attempts to explain the differences in firm behaviors and outcomes by analyzing the effects of a variety of factors at multiple levels, including countries, industries, firms, teams, and individuals. This seminar is the second part of the strategic management seminar series (The first part is Business 540: Strategic Management Theory). While Business 540 focuses on seminal theory and recent theoretical approaches in the strategic management literature, this seminar focuses on phenomena and research topics in strategy research. It provides an overview of classic and current research topics including innovation and technology strategy, strategic alliances and networks, international strategy, product diversification, corporate governance, executive leadership, strategic decision processes, change and adaptation. Specific topics and phenomena will be examined from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. From the theoretical perspective, we will discuss how the various theories discussed in Business 540 are used to explain these phenomena. From the empirical perspective, we will discuss various research designs and methods used to in research on these topics. Overall, the intent of this seminar is to provide students a foundation for conducting and publishing original research in strategic management.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 542-ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 543-EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 544-CONTEMORARY MANAGEMENT THOUGHT
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 545-STRATEGY RESEARCH IN CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 546-EMERGING MARKET STRATEGY
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 547-INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS IN EMERGING MARKETS
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
BUSI 548-CORPORATE STRATEGY
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 549-STRATEGY PRO-SEMINAR
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course will expose you to the research areas of the entire strategy and organizational behavior faculty at the Jones School and possible invited guests.
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 550-CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Credits: 1.5
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 800-PHD RESEARCH
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1 TO 12
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
BUSI 801-PHD RESEARCH II
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1 TO 12
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
College: Jones School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Doctor of Philosophy Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
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