Business Summer Classes

Make more of your summer in the city: evening courses available so students can work during the day and complete degree requirements at night.

Learn more about non-credit options offered by the Gabelli School of Business here.

Accounting

Principles of Financial Accounting
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

How financial information is developed and used. Methodology of accounting and the application of accounting principles in the preparation of financial statements. (Prereq: Microeconomics) Syllabus

Course Number: ACBU 2222 R11, CRN: 10024
Instructor: Lizza
3 credits


Principles of Managerial Accounting
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

The nature of cost accounting; costing of materials, labor and manufacturing expenses; job costing, process costing, and standard costing. Managerial decision making and control.

Course Number: ACBU 2223 R21, CRN: 10181
Instructor: Savignano
3 credits


Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

The first semester of a two-semester course of intensive study in accounting theory and its applications. An in-depth study of the nature of assets and liabilities such as cash, receivables, short-term investments, inventories, plant and equipment, intangibles, and the preparation of financial statements. Syllabus

Course Number: ACBU 3434 R11, CRN: 10025
Instructor: Mandel
3 credits


Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

The second semester of this advanced course in financial accounting theory covers the following topics in corporate accounting: contributed capital, stock rights, convertible securities, retained earnings, and earnings per share. The accounting for long-term investments, long-term liabilities, deferred taxes, pensions, leases, the preparation of the statement of cash flows, and the concept of price level and fair value accounting are also discussed. Syllabus

Course Number: ACBU 3435 R21, CRN: 10182
Instructor: Mandel
3 credits

Business Administration and Communication

The Ground Floor
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

Course Number: CBBU 1001 R21, Closed
Instructor: Haber
3 credits


Business Communication
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Improved competence in written and verbal business communication skills. Corporate cultures, international communication, conversational strategies, interviewing, problem-solving, and business style are discussed.

Course Number: CMBU 2665 R11, CRN: 10028
Instructor: Trabakino
3 credits


Business Communication
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: T (hybrid), 6 - 9 p.m.

Improved competence in written and verbal business communication skills. Corporate cultures, international communication, conversational strategies, interviewing, problem-solving, and business style are discussed. This course will meet Tuesdays with online participation required. Open to all.

Course Number: CMBU 2665 R21, CLOSED
Instructor: D'Agustino
3 credits


Applied Business Communication
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWThF, May 30 - June 2 and June 5 - 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.

The Emerging Professionals' Institute for Applied Business Communication will promote the related skills that matter most in the professional workplace. Communication strategies reviewed will follow a pedagogy designed to empower participants through the use of simulated business experience. (Prereq: Business Communication)

Course Number: CMBU 3810 R11, Cancelled
Instructor: McCarthy
3 credits


Special Topic: Personal Leadership
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWThF, May 30 - June 2 , June 5 - 9, and June 12 - 13, 1 - 5 p.m.

Cancelled.


Instructor: McCarthy
3 credits

Business Law and Ethics

Legal Framework for Business
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course covers the fundamental concepts and legal principles applicable to the American business community and the international environment. Topics include sources of the modern legal system; legal ethics and governmental regulation; creation and discharge of contractual rights and liabilities; characteristics of agencies, partnerships and corporations, including the rights and liabilities of agents, partners, and corporate management. Syllabus

Course Number: BLBU 2234 R11, CRN: 10026
Instructor: Green
3 credits


Commercial Transactions
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course completes the legal background of the student and considers the commercial issues in the law of sales, bailments, suretyship, negotiable instruments, insurance, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy. Syllabus

Course Number: BLBU 3436 R11, CRN: 10027
Instructor: Berle
3 credits


Ethics in Business
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course considers the interplay of ethical criteria, moral values, and social norms in determining the environment in which managers must operate. Performance of selected profit and nonprofit organizations and their contributions to society are examined. This course also discusses current issues and problems such as sustainability, cross-cultural ethical norms and practices, energy, regulation, consumerism, health, transportation, and affirmative action. (Students in GSB are required to complete BLBU 3443, not PHIL 3123, Business Ethics) Syllabus

Course Number: BLBU 3443 R21, CRN: 10183
Instructor: Berle
3 credits

Finance

Financial Management
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course will discuss financial analysis, planning and control in the business firm; optimum capital structure and leverage; working capital management and sources of suitable short-term funds; long-term investment decisions and capital budgeting; and valuation problems in financing and acquisitions. (Prereq: Principles of Financial Accounting and Principles of Managerial Accounting) Syllabus

Course Number: FNBU 3221 R21, CRN: 10186
Instructor: Difiore
3 credits


Corporate Financial Policy
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

From the standpoint of finance theory, the value created by a corporation depends on the profitability of investments and the mode of financing these profitable investments. This course enables students to analyze and understand the interaction between investment and financing decisions. The course is case-oriented and covers advanced capital budgeting issues, debt-equity choice, dividend decisions, investment banking, convertibles and warrants, and issues of international corporate finance. Business students pursuing finance as a concentration are required to complete FNBU 3440. Syllabus

Course Number: FNBU 3440 L11, CRN: 10094
Instructor: Cannaliato
3 credits


Investments and Security Analysis
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course covers investing media, features, and characteristics; security markets and their procedures; investment risks, their recognition and evaluation in security analysis; problems in analysis of data; portfolio management techniques. Syllabus

Course Number: FNBU 3441 R21, CRN: 10185
Instructor: Cannaliato
3 credits


Special Topics: Financial Modeling
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course will introduce the student to the process of designing and building financial models using Microsoft Excel. Examples will be drawn from finance/accounting. The student will learn the steps needed to understand a financial problem, design a solution, then implement the solution in the spreadsheet. Lab time will be used to explore features of Excel frequently used in financial models. The class will also discuss how Excel is used to structure, manipulate, debug, and present financial models and their results. The course will prepare the student to use Excel and financial modeling effectively in a business environment. (Prereq: Financial Management) Syllabus

Course Number: FNBU 4454 L21, CRN: 10273
Instructor: Tavel
3 credits


Behavioral Finance
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Behavioral finance suggests that investors act on the basis of heuristics and not elaborate national models and that there is a need to understand the psychological root of decision-making in order to explain many anomalies and puzzles. Students will study these behavioral anomalies to gain insight into the psychological underpinnings of investor behavior and asset prices. Syllabus

Course Number: FNBU 4458 R11, CRN: 10036
Instructor: Difiore
3 credits

Management

Principles of Management
Session III, May 30 - August 8, 2017
Online

Special emphasis on the role of the first-line supervisor in balancing, coordinating, and integrating individual and organizational needs. Subjects covered are the development of management thought, the supervisor as a decision-maker, and the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizational activities. Fordham students (FCRH, FCLC, GSB) should refer to the registration policies for more information. Syllabus

Course Number: MGBU 3223 PW1, CLOSED
Instructor: D'Agustino
3 credits


Operations and Production Management
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Quantitative aspects of operations and production management applied to problems faced by business decision- makers. Includes methods of production and inventory control, project scheduling, process evaluation (location and layout analysis), and quality control. Application of these techniques in an MIS environment will be emphasized.

Course Number: MGBU 3438 R11, CRN: 10037
Instructor: Minogue
3 credits


Strategy
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This integrated course brings together the student's previous study of the functional areas of business. The course focuses on the activities of the chief executive's top management group in defining the objectives and goals of the organization and in developing programs for the achievement of those goals. Major attention is devoted to the sophisticated contemplative action of top-level decision-makers. Syllabus

Course Number: MGBU 4441 R21, CRN: 10187
Instructor: Montana
3 credits


Special Topic: Sports Management
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

Advanced in-depth treatment of special topics in sports management. The sports industry and strategic management will be explored through the use of case studies, lectures, and projects. Sports management programs that train people for positions in such areas as professional sports coaching, college athletics, fitness centers, officiating, marketing, and sporting goods manufacturing will be highlighted. Syllabus

Course Number: MGBU 4488 R21, CRN: 10188
Instructor: Montana
3 credits

Marketing

Marketing Principles
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

Marketing's role within an organization is to develop products or services that have value to potential customers, to estimate that value and price accordingly, to distribute the goods efficiently, and to communicate their value and availability effectively. This course introduces students to techniques and theories that help the marketer to accomplish these tasks, whether for a mom-and-pop store or a global or multinational manufacturer. Syllabus

Course Number: MKBU 3225 R11, CRN: 10023
Instructor: DeFrancesco
3 credits


Integrated Marketing Communication
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Advertising is the most pervasive element of the marketing mix: the average American family of four is exposed to 1,500 advertising messages a day! Students will study the role of advertising in the marketing communications mix. Topics include: allocating the promotional budget and developing advertising strategy, product positioning, creative development, media planning, research and control, legal issues, and ethical considerations. Students will apply theories to case discussion and develop a full-fledged competitive advertising campaign for a potential 'client.' Since MKBU 3434 is an upper-level business course, credit for this course can only come from accredited business schools (AACSB guidelines) and not from similarly-titled courses from liberal arts colleges. Syllabus

Course Number: MKBU 3434 L11, CRN: 10093
Instructor: DeFrancesco
3 credits


Special Topic: Consulting Project
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

A team of undergraduate students will have the opportunity to participate in a project acting as consultants in an advisory role. Students will be given a consulting project and asked to complete a plan for a final course of action that a company can implement. Students will apply their academic and individual expertise to the development of this plan. Syllabus

Course Number: MKBU 4457 R21, Cancelled
Instructor: DiLorenzo
3 credits

Sports Business

Special Topic: Business and Ethics of Sports
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, July 5 - 31, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course is an introduction to the basic business and ethics issues that govern professional and amateur sports in the United States and internationally. It will discuss issues of structure and governance, business models, revenue generation, facilities, and international competition. Ethics issues like doping, race and gender discrimination, and amateurism will be a centerpiece of the course.

Course Number: BLBU 4436 R21, Cancelled
Instructor: Conrad
3 credits