MBA Course Descriptions

Course

Subject

Hours

BUAD 5006

Foundations for the MBA (leveling course)

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Graduate-level prologue to the accounting, statistics, economic, finance, marketing, management, and information systems foundations built upon during subsequent graduate classes.

6(6-0)

ACCT 5013

Graduate Petroleum Accounting*

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3023 or consent of the chair. 

Basic financial accounting and reporting requirements for oil-and gas-producing companies, fiscal processes of a petroleum company, and compliance requirements of professional and regulatory organizations.  Students with credit for ACCT 4013 may not enroll in this course. 

3(3-0)

ACCT 5093

Federal Estate and Gift Tax*

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3073 or consent of the chair. 

A survey of federal estate and gift tax laws including tax planning considerations for individuals.  Students with credit for ACCT 4093 may not enroll in this course. 

3(3-0)

ACCT 5213

Cost Analysis and Control

Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5006 or ACCT 2143 and 2243 or equivalent and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Management control systems, profit performance, standard and direct costing, investment control, and long-range planning.

3(3-0)

ACCT 5223

Accounting Research and Communication*

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 4063. 

Introduces graduate students to professional accounting research. The course includes a study of the authoritative sources useful for accounting research. Students research, analyze, develop, and present proposed solutions to accounting and related business cases found in practice using such modern information technology resources and databases, as the Financial Accounting Research System (FARS). The results of the research will be presented both written and orally. This course partially fulfills the Texas State Board of Accountancy’s requirements for accounting research and communication. (May not be taken by students with credit for ACCT 4223.)

3(3-0)

ACCT 5313

Energy Accounting and Law**

Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5313. 

Focuses on providing an overview of the accounting and legal issues common in the energy industry for those who are not accountants. Accounting topics include accounting for working and royalty interests, depletion, intangible drilling costs, and the financial implications of taxation issues. Taxation issues include state ad-valorem and severance taxes as well as federal taxation issues, such as tax credits. Legal topics include negligence, legal process, and contract law, including oil and gas common joint operating agreements and participation agreements.

3(3-0)

ACCT 5893

Graduate Internship in Accounting*

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Coordinator. 

Field experience in selected areas of business administration with local or regional organizations. May involve a specific project or theoretical integration with the “real world.” A written report and employer evaluation are required. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

3(3-0)

ACCT 6663

Special Graduate Topics in Accounting*

Topics vary. May be repeated with different content.

3(3-0)

BUAD 5603

Advanced Applied Business Statistics

Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5006 or BUAD 3033 or equivalent and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Computerized statistical analysis. Inferential statistics, estimation, and testing hypotheses with emphasis on ANOVA, multiple regression, and nonparametric statistics.

3(3-0)

ECON 5113

Managerial Economics (or Macroeconomics)

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Formulation of economic theories of supply, demand, and market equilibrium with emphasis on teaching students how to apply microeconomic theory in managing a business. 

3(3-0)

ECON 5143

Macroeconomics (or Managerial Economics)

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Investigation of major theories used to determine and evaluate employment, output, prices, and growth. Various potential policies are identified and evaluated with respect to particular macroeconomic conditions.

3(3-0)

FINC 5313

Energy Industry Finance**

Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5313 and FINC 5713. 

Focuses on the financing and economics of oil and gas endeavors, including risk management, commodity and derivative markets, sources of financing, budgeting, capital budgeting and cash flow analysis, quantitative analysis pertinent to the oil and gas industry, methods of determining the value of production, and typical forms of doing business. 

3(3-0)

FINC 5713

Financial Administration

Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5006 or BUAD 3033 and FINC 3733 and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Theoretical and procedural consideration in administering business firm financial planning, fund raising, and controlling of firm’s finances. Specific emphasis is given to capital budgeting and cost of capital.

3(3-0)

FINC 5933

Student Managed Investment Fund I

Prerequisite(s): FINC 4733 or FINC 5733 with a grade of B or higher or consent of the instructor, and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Security analysis and portfolio management in conjunction with the management of the Student Managed Investment Fund; security valuation and selection, asset allocation, diversification, and portfolio performance evaluation. 

3(3-0)

FINC 5943

Student Managed Investment Fund II

Prerequisite(s): FINC 5933 with a grade of C or higher, and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Security analysis and portfolio management in conjunction with the management of the Student Managed Investment Fund; security valuation and selection, asset allocation, diversification, and portfolio performance evaluation. 

3(3-0)

MIS 5113

Information Technology Management

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Overview of information technology and how it might provide a strategic advantage for management. The competitive, cultural, global, and political impact of all information technologies will be studied.

3(3-0)

MGMT 5313

Energy Management**

Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5006 or equivalent and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Focuses on terminology, concepts, and business issues that are particularly important to the energy industry. Topics include drilling and production terminology and concepts, an introduction to the importance of geology and geographic information systems to the oil and gas industry, negotiations, and land management. An emphasis is placed on the importance of the ownership of mineral interests and the process for determining such ownership. The process for obtaining mineral lease rights is examined. 

3(3-0)

MGMT 5443

Current Issues in Organizational Behavior

Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5006 or MGMT 3013 or equivalent and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Behavioral factors relating to issues such as automation, ethics, labor-management relations, and similar problems, with emphasis upon research and current literature.

3(3-0)

MGMT 5733

Leadership and Teamwork

Introduction to the challenges of leadership and the inherent tendencies for individuals and departments to suboptimize. Ways to improve motivation, communication, coordination, and cooperation will be studied. 

3(3-0)

MKTG 5513

Graduate Seminar in Marketing

Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5006 or MKTG 3723 or equivalent and consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

An intensive study of specific marketing concepts, theories, and strategies used to market goods and services. Emphasis is placed on reading current journal articles and other related marketing publications. 

3(3-0)

MGMT 6883

Graduate Seminar in Business Policy

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the Graduate Coordinator. 

Analytical study of business decision making, the creation of business strategy, and the creation of sound business objectives and policies. Takes an integrating or interdisciplinary approach to the role of the organizational executive. Should be taken during student’s last spring semester. 

3(3-0)

 Students must also complete 9 credit hours of electives.
 *Accounting Concentration Courses
 **Energy Management Concentration Courses