LSU MBA Program

Courses completed in the Spring 2002 semester:

BADM 7160: Negotiation, Persuasion, and Influence: Experiential-based course designed to provide managers with the basic concepts and techniques necessary for effective negotiation and conflict resolution in a variety of business contexts.

BADM 7190: Managing Sources of Competitive Advantage: Contemporary approaches to developing and sustaining a competitive advantage in global competition; topics include: competition for competence, strategy and technology, managing home and host government relations, cooperative strategy, strategic alliances, organizational innovation, and managing global strategic change.

BADM 7210: Understanding Ethical Issues in Business: Designed to help future managers confront and successfully manage ethical issues and their economic, legal, political, social, and cultural aspects.

BADM 7310: Real Estate Financial Decisions: Questions concerning real estate finance and valuation; risk-return trade-offs under varying conditions of financial leverage; refinancing; selecting between alternative financing methods; mortgage design, sale-leaseback, construction lending, secondary mortgage markets, and the pricing of financing instruments.

BADM 7633: Financial Markets: Theoretical and empirical exposition of financial markets and institutions; their role in the economy; determination of the general level, risk structure, and the transaction structure of security returns; emphasis on U.S. financial markets.

LAW 5451: International-American Trade


Courses completed in the Fall 2001 semester:

BADM 7140: Legal Environment of Business: The structure of the legal environment of business; sources of law affecting business; constitutional issues in the legal environment of business; contracts and sales; torts; products liability; corporations, securities, bankruptcy, antitrust, discrimination, labor relations, environmental law and criminal law; the impact of the legal environment on negotiation strategies; associated ethical and international issues. 

BADM 7180: Macroeconomics in the Global Economy: Examines the impact of international variables, especially trade and financial flows, international trade agreements, and other foreign variables that affect exchange rates, domestic income, output, prices, and employment. 

BADM 7270: International Business: Insight into business operations in a global marketplace.

FIN 4850: Speculative Financial Markets: Financial and money markets, financial futures markets, and options markets; valuation models for the instruments in these markets; strategies for hedging and speculation; applications for individual investors, institutional investors, corporate treasurers, and financial institutions. 

FIN 7632: Seminar in Commercial Banking: Commercial banking theory and history, quantitative techniques applied to bank asset and liability management, banking structure, markets and competition, capital adequacy and profitability. 


Courses completed in the Spring 2001 semester:

BADM 7060: Elements of Cost Management: Understanding and applying cost management practices used in business today. Development of costing and budgeting systems used for cost management. Applications of analysis used in management decision making and control. Cost-profit-volume analysis: Analysis of variances between budgeted and actual costs; Methods of evaluating responsibility centers based upon profitability measures. 

BADM 7090: Financial Management: Investment and financing decisions within the firm; role of capital markets; usefulness and limitations of financial data; cash flow projections; working capital management. 

BADM 7100: Marketing Administration: Marketing decision making and planning, including marketing research, product development and management, distribution, demand estimation, market structure analysis, pricing, promotion, advertising, and direct marketing. 

BADM 7120: Operations Management: Major problems and decision processes of operations management operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning. 

FIN 7826: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Theory: Institutional elements of capital markets, mechanics of securities trading; analytic techniques for evaluating investment management; behavior of security prices, efficient diversification, techniques for measuring performance of securities and portfolios, security valuation, portfolio selection. 


Courses completed in the Fall 2000 semester:

BADM 7010: The Practice of Business: An intensive and concrete exposure to the actual practice of business. Through a series of careful directed readings as well as visits to major plants in the area, students learn how practicing managers and operations specialists cultivate, shape and exploit their companies' operational capabilities to meet current and future market needs. 

BADM 7020: Managerial Statistics: An introduction to statistical thinking and overview of statistical methods used to analyze and interpret data, draw inferences and make decisions. Topics covered will include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling and sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, forecasting, and control charting. Emphasis will be placed on how to use spreadsheets to analyze data and how to interpret the results. 

BADM 7030: Financial Accounting: Composition of financial statements; information processing and reporting for the purpose of understanding accounting information; legal and ethical obligations of the accounting profession. 

BADM 7040: Managerial Economics: Practical applications of microeconomic theory; demand forecasting techniques, cost estimation, and analysis of market structures. 

BADM 7050: Information Systems: Contemporary topics in information systems; a survey of information system analysis and design; introduction to business data communication, database management systems and knowledge based systems; enterprise-wide systems and information systems control. 

BADM 7070: Organizational Behavior: Provides a broad understanding of factors influencing the behavior of individuals in organizations. Topics include the individual and contextual determinants of behavior and the tools managers use to influence and direct employee behavior. The course emphasizes managerial applications of psychological, social psychological, and sociological theory. 


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