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US Capital Markets and Institutions

BADM 5151 - US Capital Markets and Institutions

Given their role in the global economy, an understanding of the unique structures of US capital markets and other institutions governing business in the US is important for successful business performance. This course is designed for students who have limited experience and knowledge of US capital markets and business institutions.

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BADM 5170 - Foundations of Economic Environments

Provides students with applied knowledge of key economic and psychological concepts that ground interactions among individuals and organizations in the global business environment.

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BADM 5180 - Core Statistics

Business leaders are faced with an abundance of data generated by organizations, industries, and third parties. This course covers classical inference procedures and basic statistical concepts often essential to interpretation of business data. Students will learn to ask probing questions about the specifics of data and statistical techniques, to understand the conditions for drawing reliable inferences, and to assess the validity of statistical evidence. Topics include: discrete and continuous random variables, sampling, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.

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BADM 5181 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Analysis

In today’s data driven environment, spreadsheets dominate as a primary tool to model, analyze and communicate analysis of business problems and opportunities to aid decision making. This course builds students’ abilities for effective quantitative business analysis and communication, using a spreadsheet program such as Excel. Spreadsheet modeling uses such as regression, forecasting, simulation and decision models will be covered, in different functional areas including finance, marketing, operations, and management.

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BADM 5182 - Communicating for Impact A

Creating value for an organization depends on the ability to effectively translate expertise into business results. This requires the ability to connect with and communicate with others across the organization, to gather information to identify challenges and opportunities, to frame these in ways that build momentum for change, to work with people across functional and geographic lines to develop solutions, to gain buy-in for those solutions in a form that resonates with stakeholders, and to implement solutions in ways that are sustainable for the people they touch. This course focuses on understanding this consultative process and improving student performance in the integrative skills on which it depends. These skills include oral and written communications, effective collaboration in a variety of environments, adapting communications and implementation approaches to different audiences, and improving the ability to perceive, evaluate, and manage emotions.

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BADM 5183 - Communicating for Impact B

Continuation of BADM 5182.

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BADM 5190 - Sustainability in the Global Business Environment

Increasingly business leaders worldwide are recognizing the importance of organizations and broader business systems that enable stewardship of long-term value creation for all their stakeholders. This course examines approaches to meeting complementary and competing needs of shareholders, customers, employees and communities through the design and maintenance of global value chains. Students will assess alternative business models and management practices designed to enhance sustainability for an increasingly global array of stakeholders. Specific topics may include social enterprise management, environmental strategy, corporate social responsibility, serving “Base of the Pyramid” markets, socially responsible investing alongside issues relating to social, environmental and economic ecosystems.

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BADM 5254 - Managing the Future of Social Enterprise

Developing and managing market-based approaches to global human rights and social issues. Strategizing how companies create value both for society and business, including role of for-profit businesses as agents for positive social impact in changing legal, regulatory, policy, and market environments. Regulatory and business strategies that serve markets and promote long-term economic viability, sustainability, and human rights. Managerial perspectives on social innovation, statutory benefit corporations, corporate social certifications, social investment, shared value, strategic philanthropy and business opportunities serving emerging markets. (Also offered as BADM 5254, BLAW 5254 and HRTS 5254).

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BADM 5310 - Experiential Learning Collaborative Project

Graduate elective course focusing on the real-life projects run by the Experiential Learning Collaborative for the client-partners including corporations, startups, government, and non-for-profit organization. It involves scoping a project, conducting industry research, development of the deliverables, writing reports, and presenting solutions to the client-partner executive team. Student teams work in the competitive environment under the guidance of an experienced Project Mentor (academic or industry practitioner). Open to graduate students who pass a personal interview and are accepted to the project.

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BADM 5311 - Experiential Learning Collaborative Advanced Project

Graduate elective course focusing on the advanced real-life projects run by the Experiential Learning Collaborative for the client-partners including corporations, startups, government, and non-for-profit organization. It involves scoping a project, conducting industry research, development of the deliverables, writing reports, and presenting solutions to the client-partner executive team. Student teams work in the competitive environment under the guidance of an experienced Project Mentor (academic or industry practitioner). Open to graduate students who pass a personal interview and are accepted to the advanced project.

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BADM 5320 - Innovation Accelerator I: Evaluation of New Ventures — Business Process

This practicum provides students hands on experience working with the founders of a high-tech entrepreneurial venture. Students, working in a team, are empowered to act as the CEO of the start-up venture focusing on developing innovative and implementable strategic solutions to a defined mission-critical problem faced by the venture. Students develop an expert knowledge with respect to the venture’s industry, markets, products, competitors, etc. that serve as a foundation for recommending evidence-based transformational solutions. Emphasis is placed on skill acquisition such that students can effectively frame the problem, research it and acquire 360 degree views/voices of the issues.

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BADM 5321 - Innovation Accelerator II: New Venture Analytics

This practicum provides the students with hands on experience working with the founders of a high-tech entrepreneurial venture. Under a faculty mentor, the lab provides the students with hands-on experience collecting both primary and secondary data. Students acquire skills related to identifying targeted survey populations, the development of unambiguous survey questions, as well as best methods for survey implementation. Furthermore, students learn how to analyze the resultant data, combine it with other secondary research, extract relevant, non-duplicative findings, and develop evidence-based conclusions and strategic recommendations/solutions for the client venture.

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BADM 5330 - SCOPE I: Social Entrepreneurship Processes

This practicum provides students with hands on experience in working with social entrepreneurs at work in start-up or existing organizations (private, public or not-for-profit). Experiences may include helping organizations identify social needs, evaluate alternative methods for improving social conditions and develop programs to implement solutions. Meaningful social entrepreneurship can be local in scope, or contribute to the development of cities, regions, nations or even be global in its reach. Under a faculty mentor, students work on projects which will provide the opportunity to make a positive difference by applying their skills and training to address critical social needs.

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BADM 5331 - SCOPE II: Social Innovation Processes

This practicum examines how innovation by organizations can be used to develop responses to social problems. Social innovators employ “entrepreneurial skills,” such as finding opportunities, inventing new approaches, securing and focusing resources to meet social needs and managing risk, in the service of creating social value. We see social innovation, defined as innovative, social value creation, occurring within or across nonprofit, governmental, and for profit organizations. Under a faculty mentor, students in this course will work with an organization to help it improve people’s lives through the development of innovative programs to meet social needs.

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BADM 5340 - Applied Business Research Methods

This practicum is open to participants of ongoing projects at edgelab. It involves applying critical thinking and problems solving skills to address business problems in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, or technology and then develop recommendations. There is an emphasis on project management skills while performing many project tasks including: problem definition, analysis of project specifications and scope; project planning; identifying, designing and developing research models and methods. Students conduct secondary research; review academic and practitioner literature; develop and deliver formal presentations. Practicum involves a student team project with a faculty mentor

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BADM 5341 - Advanced Business Research Methods

This practicum is open to the participants of ongoing projects at edgelab. This course builds upon the research conducted in BADM 5340 with additional emphasis on conducting primary research; building and testing models and interpretation of results. Students will develop and present formal presentations to project sponsors, and complete final deliverables for the project. The practicum involves a student team project with a faculty mentor.

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BADM 5350 - Fund Management I

This course is the first part of a two-part Fund Management course. Develops the objectives and goals, the process, and the procedure for execution for management of funds in conformity with the SMF Prospectus. The purpose is to train students in the art of asset allocation, security selection, portfolio construction, risk management, preparing analysts’ reports for trade recommendations, monitoring of positions, and preparing reports for presentation to the Investment Advisory Board.

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BADM 5351 - Fund Management II

This course is the second part of a two-part Fund Management course. In addition to all the activities in the first part during Fall, this course focuses on portfolio management, performance evaluation, attribution analysis, development of various trading and risk management strategies, and technical analysis. Students prepare the final annual report for presentation to the UConn Foundation.

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BADM 5894 - Special Topics

Special Topics

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BADM 6201 - Introduction to Research and Teaching

This course introduces students to important dimensions of an academic career. The role and importance of research and teaching is stressed with emphasis on philosophy of science, as well as appreciation of research in other business administration areas of concentration. Teaching methods and values in higher education are covered. Guest speakers discuss research in their areas. Practical aids such as how to write a research proposal and how to manage a dissertation are covered.

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