Simon Business School Course Catalog 2020 2021

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Simon Business School Course Catalog 2020 -2021
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Simon Business School Course Catalog 2020-2021
Information in this publication is current as of May 2020 and is subject to change

COURSE CATALOG
Academic Year 2020–2021
Table of Contents
Full-Time MBA Requirements and Core Course Sequences....................................................................... 3
Full-Time Master of Science Programs............................................................................................................... 5
Professional MBA Requirements and Core-Course Sequences .............................................................14
Part-Time Master of Science Programs............................................................................................................15
PhD Program.............................................................................................................................................................16
MBA Specializations, and Minors ......................................................................................................................19
Specialized-Degree Programs............................................................................................................................24
International Opportunities................................................................................................................................25
Course Descriptions...............................................................................................................................................27
Administration........................................................................................................................................................ 54
Faculty........................................................................................................................................................................ 55
2020-2021 SIMON BUSINESS SCHOOL COURSE CATALOG
Provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevoca- Questions on compliance should be directed to the particular
ble contract be­tween the student and theWilliam E. Simon School of school or department and/or to the University’s Intercessor,
Business.SimonBusinessSchoolreservestherighttomakechangesin University of Rochester, P.O. Box 270039, Rochester, NY 14627-
itscourseofferings,degreerequirements,regulationsandprocedures, 0039. Phone: (585) 275-9125

and fees and expenses as educational and financial considerations
re­quire

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Simon encourages the application of all qualified persons Academic Operations and Registrar’s Office
interested in the study of management at the master’s and doc- 245 Gleason Hall
toral levels. Phone: (585) 275-3533
The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed Office of Student Engagement
to equal opportunity for persons regardless of age, color, dis- 202 Schlegel Hall
ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic infor- Phone: (585) 275-8163
mation, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin,
race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status To view the current Academic Calendar, please go to:
protected by law. Further, the University complies with all
applicable non-discrimination laws in the administration of its http://www.simon.rochester.edu/registrar/registrar/academic-calendars/
index.aspx
policies, admissions, employment, and access to and treatment
in University programs and activities

While the study grids contained in this book are current for the 2020-2021 academic year, the arrangement of courses is subject to
change

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MBA REQUIREMENTS AND CORE COURSE SEQUENCES
Full-Time MBA Program REQUIRED COURSES
To earn the Master of Business Administration degree, a full- ACC 401. Corporate Financial Accounting
time student must complete 68 credit-hours of study with a *CIS 401. Information Systems for Management
minimum 3.0 grade-point average. Students take 9 required
core courses and 14 electives, GBA 401, and the MGC course *FIN 402. Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives
sequence taken during the first year. Much of the academic GBA 401. Structured Problem Solving
work in the MBA program will rely on computer based
analysis and computer-assisted presentations. Upon entry to *GBA 411. Business Modeling
the program, faculty will expect students to have a working *GBA 412. Data Analytics
knowledge of spreadsheet and word-processing software. The MKT 402. Marketing Management
programs most widely used are Microsoft Excel and Access

Although not required, a student may complete a specialization *OMG 402. Operations Management
or minor. For students interested in a STEM designated *STR 401. Managerial Economics
MBA, they can earn that if 50% or more of their total credits
earned come from STEM designated classes. STEM designated STR 421. Competitive Strategy
courses are indicated with an asterisk (*). For more details on MGC 401. Professional Communication: Persuasion in
specializations and minor please refer to page 20. Business Relationships
MGC 402. Interpersonal Persuasion: Influence in
Dynamic Interaction
FULL-TIME MBA CLASS OF 2021
TWO-YEAR MBA PROGRAM: YEAR 1
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
FALL A FALL B SPRING A SPRING B
*STR 401 *CIS 401
Managerial Economics MKT 402 *GBA 411 Information Systems for
Marketing Management Business Modeling Management
ACC 401 MGC 402
*GBA 412 Corporate Financial Accounting *OMG 402 Interpersonal Persuasion: Influence
Data Analytics Operations Management in Dynamic Interaction
Choose 1 Project Class:
*MKT 441
Brand & Product Management Workshop
(3 Credits)
Choose 1:
MKT 450
STR421 GBA 401 Investment Management and Trading
Competitive Strategy Structured Problem Strategies (3 Credits)
*FIN 402 Solving
Capital Budgeting and or 1 Credit
Corporate Objectives FIN 450
Elective Investment Management and Trading
Strategies (3 Credits)
CIS 461
Strategy and Business Systems
Consulting Practicum (3 Credits)
MGC 401
Professional Communication: Persuasion in Business 1 - 2 Additional Spring Electives
Relationships
Fall A + B Total Credit Hours: 17.5 Spring A + Spring B Total Credit Hours: 16.5 - 19
All courses are 2.5 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Minimum Degree Total Credit Hours: 68
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TWO-YEAR MBA PROGRAM: YEAR 2
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
FALL A FALL B SPRING A SPRING B
Choose 1: Choose 1:
STR421 STR421
Competitive Strategy
Elective Elective Competitive Strategy
or or
Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
Elective or Immersion Elective or Immersion
Fall A + Fall B Total Credit Hours: 15 - 17.5 Spring A + Spring B Total Credit Hours: 15 - 17.5
All courses are 2.5 credits unless noted otherwise. Minimum Degree Total Credit Hours: 68
Two electives must be selected from the following five to satisfy the Managerial Breadth degree requirement:
• STR403 – Organization and Strategy
• STR427 – Organizational Behavior
• GBA442C – Elements of Leadership
• GBA435 – Negotiation Theory and Practice: Bargaining for Value
• GBA441 – Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
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FULL-TIME MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS
FULL-TIME MASTER OF SCIENCE CORE COURSES *GBA 464. Programming for Analytics
IN ACCOUNTANCY­ *ACC 410. Managerial Accounting and MGC 461. Professional Communications
Performance Measurement
The program of study for the Master of
Science in Accountancy is a lock-step *ACC 411. Applied Financial Statement
ELECTIVE OPTIONS
program, which meets all the require- Analysis with Data Analytics
ments for a STEM designated degree. *ACC 418. Taxes and Business Strategy
*ACC 417. Auditing
Students take 12 core courses, 1 elective, *ACC 439. Accounting Analytics for
and the MGC course sequence. A mini- *ACC 419. Positive Accounting Research
Forensics
mum 3.0 grade point average is required Concepts and Empirical
for graduation. STEM designated courses Analysis Tools
are indicated with an asterisk (*) ACC 423. Financial Reporting I
Assuming that students have met certain ACC 424. Financial Reporting II
undergraduate prerequisites, this program ACC 436. Research Into Professional
has been designated by the New York State Accounting Standards
EducationDepartmentasfulfillingthe150cred-
it-hourrequirementforprofessionaleducation ACC 437. Basic Federal Income
programs in public accountancy. Tax Accounting
Students whose undergraduate pro- *ACC 438. Auditing II—Auditing and
grams do not satisfy all the assumed pre- Information Systems
requisites will be advised of the addition- ACC 440. Basic Income Tax - Business
al courses that they must complete fol- Entities and Gift/Estate Taxes
lowing a review of their undergraduate BPP 432. Basic Business Law
transcript. The New York State Education
Department will have final approval *GBA 462R. Core Statistics for MS
upon application for licensure. Students Using R
FULL-TIME MS IN ACCOUNTANCY (NON-INTERNSHIP TRACK)
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER SUMMER TERM
FALL A FALL B SPRING A SPRING B SUMMER A
ACC 436
Research into
Professional *ACC 410 *ACC 411
Accounting Standards Managerial Accounting and Applied Financial Statement
Performance Management Analysis with Data Analytics
ACC 423 ACC 424
Financial Reporting I Financial Reporting II
*GBA 462R *ACC 438 ACC 437 *ACC 419
Positive Accounting
Core Statistics for MS Auditing II - Auditing and Basic Federal Income Tax Research Concepts and
Students Using R Information Systems Accounting Empirical Analysis Tools *ACC 417
Auditing
Choose 1 Elective:
*ACC 439
ACC 440 Accounting Analytics for
Basic Income Tax – Business Forensics
*GBA 464 Entities and Gift/Estate
BPP 432 Taxes
Programming for *ACC 418
Basic Business Law
Analytics Taxes and Business Strategy
MGC 461
Professional Communications
4 credits
Fall Total Credit Hours: 17.5 Spring Total Credit Hours: 19 Summer Total Credit
Hours: 2.5
All courses are 2.5 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Degree Total Credit Hours: 39
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FULL-TIME MS IN ACCOUNTANCY (INTERNSHIP TRACK)
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER FALL SEMESTER
FALL A FALL B SPRING A SPRING B FALL A + B
ACC 423 ACC 424 *ACC 410 *ACC 411
Managerial Accounting and Applied Financial Statement
Financial Reporting I Financial Reporting II Performance Management Analysis with Data Analytics
ACC 436
Research into
Professional
*GBA 462R *ACC 438 ACC 437 *ACC 419 Accounting Standards
Positive Accounting
Core Statistics for MS Auditing II - Auditing and Basic Federal Income Tax Research Concepts and
Students Using R Information Systems Accounting Empirical Analysis Tools
Choose 1 Elective:
*ACC 439
ACC 440 Accounting Analytics for
Basic Income Tax – Business Forensics
*GBA 464 Entities and Gift/Estate
BPP 432 Taxes *ACC 417
Programming for Basic Business Law *ACC 418 Auditing
Analytics Taxes and Business Strategy
MGC 461
Professional Communications
4 credits
Fall Total Credit Hours: 15 Spring Total Credit Hours: 19 Fall Total Credit Hours:
2.5
All courses are 2.5 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Degree Total Credit Hours: 39
Key Elements for MSA Students
The program of study for the MSA degree has been designed as a lock-step program which meets all the requirements for a STEM
certified program

Substitutions
• Students with prior coursework that is equivalent to an MSA course may petition for a course substitution

• Petitions must be submitted to Karen Platt by August 15th for the entire academic year

• Petitions must include a course description and syllabus from the course they believe meets the requirements for a substitu-
tion

• If a substitution is approved, a meeting will be scheduled with Karen Platt to determine an appropriate substitute course

• Final approval is given by Professor Tribunella

Internship Track
• The last class of ACC436 can be taken remotely, however all students are required to return to the campus for the last class
session and
complete the in-person final exam. Failure to attend the last class session and final exam will result in failing the class

• Petitions to change tracks are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and should be discussed with your academic advisor

Elective
• MSA students will take an elective course in Spring B

• Students will choose from either ACC439 (Accounting Analytics for Forensics) or ACC418 (Taxes and Business Strategy)

Teams
• Before classes start students in the MSA program will be pre-assigned to teams of 4 or 5 for your core classes

• Requests to change teams within a quarter will not be granted. It is expected you will learn to work with your team through
any issues or obstacles that arise and utilize the advising process for issue resolution

• Any team that has significant enough issues that they are unable to resolve them internally will be referred to the Office of
Student Engagement for a peer evaluation. The results of which will be shared with the appropriate faculty members

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FULL-TIME MASTER OF SCIENCE CORE COURSES ELECTIVE OPTIONS
IN FINANCE ACC 401.** CorporateFinancialAccounting ACC 424. Financial Reporting II
T­ he program of study for the Master of *ACC 411. Financial Statement Analysis *BPP 426. Macroeconomics
Science in Finance is a lock-step program
which meets all the requirements for a CIS 468. Spreadsheet Modeling using *FIN 434. Investment Management and
STEM-designated degree. Students take Excel for MS TradingStrategies
10 core courses, 2 electives, 1 project *FIN 411. Investments *FIN 441A. Special Topics in Finance:
course, and the MGC course sequence. Real Estate
A minimum 3.0 grade point average is *FIN 413. Corporate Finance
FIN 441G. Special Topics inFinance:
required for graduation. STEM designated *FIN 418. QuantitativeFinancewithPython Asset Management
courses are indicated with an asterisk (*) *FIN 424. OptionsandFutures with Python *FIN 442X. International Finance &
*FIN 430. Risk Management Switzerland Immersion
*FIN 448. Fixed Income Securities *FIN 444.Entrepreneurial Finance(ENT444)
FIN 462.FoundationsinFinancialEconomics *FIN 446. Financial Technology
FIN 465. Applied Finance Project STR 440. Corporate Governance
*GBA 462. Intro to Python/Stats STR 442F. Strategy, Organization, and Firm
MGC 461. Professional Communications Value
FULL-TIME MS IN FINANCE (NON-INTERNSHIP TRACK)
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER SUMMER TERM
FALL A FALL B SPRING A SPRING B SUMMER A
ACC 401** CIS 468
*FIN 411
Corporate Financial Choose 1 Elective
Investments Spreadsheet Modeling using Excel
Accounting
FIN 462 *ACC 411 *FIN 430
*FIN 413
Foundations in Financial Corporate Finance Financial Statement Analysis Risk Management
Economics
*FIN 418 *FIN 424 ACC 424
*GBA 462 *FIN 448 Financial Reporting II
Quantitative Finance Options and Futures with
Intro to Python/Stats Fixed Income Securities
with Python Python
MGC 461 FIN 465
Professional Communications Applied Finance Project (By Topic) *FIN 446
4 credits 3 credits Financial Technology
Summer Total Credit
Fall Total Credit Hours: 19 Spring Total Credit Hours: 15.5 Hours: 2.5
All courses are 2.5 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Degree Total Credit Hours: 37
**Students with sufficient prior coursework in accountancy can petition to substitute ACC401 (Corporate Financial Accounting) with
ACC423 (Financial Reporting I)

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FULL-TIME MS IN FINANCE (INTERNSHIP TRACK)
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER FALL SEMESTER
FALL A FALL B SPRING A FALL A FALL B
ACC 401** *ACC 411
Corporate *FIN 411 *FIN 430
Financial Investments Financial Statement Risk Management
Accounting Analysis
CIS 468
*FIN 424 *FIN 448 Spreadsheet Modeling using Excel
FIN 462 Options and Futures Fixed Income
*FIN 413
Foundations in Financial Corporate with Python Securities
Finance
Economics
Choose 1 Elective in Spring or Fall:
*BPP426
Macroeconomics *FIN 441A
Special Topics ACC 424
FIN 441G in Finance: Real
Estate Financial Reporting II
Special Topics in Finance:
*FIN 418 Asset Management
*GBA462 Quantitative
Intro to Python/Stats Finance with *FIN 442X
Python International Finance &
Switzerland Immersion *FIN 446
*FIN 444 Financial Technology
STR 442F Entrepreneurial
Strategy, Organization, Finance
and Firm Value
*FIN 434
Investment Management
MGC 461 FIN 465 & Trading Strategies
Professional Communications Applied Finance Project (By Topic)
4 credits 3 credits
Fall Total Credit Hours: 19 Spring Total Credit Hours: 13 - 15.5 Fall Total Credit Hours: 2.5 - 5
All courses are 2.5 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Degree Total Credit Hours: 37
*Students with sufficient prior coursework in accountancy can petition to substitute ACC401 (Corporate Financial Accounting)
with ACC423 (Financial Reporting I)

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Key Elements for MSF Students
The program of study for the MSF degree has been designed as a lock-step program which meets all the requirements for a STEM
certified program

Substitutions
• Students with sufficient prior coursework in Accountancy, or holding a CPA can petition to substitute ACC401 (Corporate
Financial Acct) with ACC423 (Financial Reporting I) in Fall A. Petitions must be submitted to your academic advisor by August
15

• Students who graduated from the University of Rochester with an undergraduate business degree and have taken classes in
the MSF core can petition to substitute those classes. Students should talk to their academic advisor if they have questions

This only pertains to University of Rochester students

Internship Track
• MSF students in the internship track will not take CIS468 in Spring B but will take CIS468 the following Fall A as their last class

There are no exceptions on this class

• CIS468 can be taken remotely but it is required that all students return for the last 3 hours of lecture and the final. There are
no exceptions. Failure to attend the last 3 class hours and final will result in failing the class

• Changes in track length are reviewed on an exception basis. Requests to change tracks must be submitted by January 31

Teams
• Before classes start students in the MSF program will be pre-assigned to teams of 4 or 5 for your core classes

• Requests to change teams within a quarter will not be granted. It is expected you will learn to work with your team through
any issues or obstacles that arise and utilize the advising process for issue resolution

• Any team that has significant enough issues that they are unable to resolve them internally will be referred to the Office of
Student Engagement for a peer evaluation. The results of which will be shared with the appropriate faculty members

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FULL-TIME MASTER OF SCIENCE CORE COURSES ELECTIVE OPTIONS
IN MARKETING ANALYTICS­ CIS467. Data Management, CIS432. Advanced Predictive Analytics
T­ he program of study for the Master Warehousing and Visualization with Python
of Science in Marketing Analytics is a CIS468. Spreadsheet Modeling using *CIS 434. Social Media and Text Analytics
lock-step program which meets all the Excel for MS
requirements for a STEM-designated MKT 431. Consumer Behavior
degree. It is designed to equip students GBA424. Analytics Design and MKT433. Advertising Strategy
with the skills and experience necessary Applications
*MKT 437. Digital Marketing Strategy
to excel in marketing jobs in a compact, *GBA 462R. Core Statistics for MS
highly focused program. Students are Students Using R *MKT 439. Advanced Pricing
likely to take a job related to one of GBA 463. Economics and Marketing *MKT 440. Pricing Analytics
the program’s four main emphases: Strategy for MS Students *MKT 451. Consumer and Brand
marketing research, consumer insights, Research
advertising, and account management. *GBA 464. Programming for Analytics
Students take 9 core courses, 3 electives MGC 461. Professional Communications
and the MGC course sequence. A mini- *MKT 414. Pricing Policies
mum 3.0 grade point average is required *MKT 436. Predictive and Casual
for graduation. STEM designated courses Analytics in R
are indicated with an asterisk (*)
MKT 465. Marketing Analytics Projects
FULL-TIME MS IN MARKETING ANALYTICS (NON-INTERNSHIP TRACK)
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER SUMMER TERM
FALL A FALL B SPRING A SPRING B SUMMER A
MKT 465
Marketing Analytics Project
*GBA 462R GBA 424
Core Statistics for Analytics Design and 3 credits
MS Students Using R Applications CIS 468
Spreadsheet Modeling using Excel for MS
CIS 467
GBA 463 Data Management, MKT 414
Economics and Marketing Warehousing, and Pricing Policies
Strategy for MS Students Visualization
Choose a total of 4 electives:
*CIS 434
*MKT 436 Social Media and
*GBA 464 Predictive and Causal Text Analytics
Programming for Analytics Analytics in R
CIS 432 MKT 431
Advanced Predictive Consumer Behavior
Analytics with Python *MKT 451
Consumer and Brand
*MKT 439 Research
MGC 461 *MKT 437
Professional Communications Advanced Pricing
Digital Marketing
4 credits
*MKT 440
Pricing Analytics
Summer Total Credit Hours:
Fall Total Credit Hours: 19 Spring Total Credit Hours: 15.5 - 18 0 - 2.5
All courses are 2.5 credit hours unless indicated otherwise. Degree Total Credit Hours: 37
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While the study grids contained in this book are current for the 2020-2021 academic year, the arrangement of courses is subject to change. Provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irre-vocable contract between the student and the William E. Simon School of Business. Simon Business School reserves the right to

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