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|Course Code||MGMT 8015||Course||Gateway to Doctoral Studies||Credits||(5 cr.)|
The journey for a doctoral student to the domains of the scholar-practitioner begins with this course. No organization can succeed without being managed, and students will be exposed to a unique perspective on organizational success. Students have the opportunity to develop a personal navigational tool—the Professional Development Plan (PDP)—to identify goals and how the program will unfold to help students meet those goals. In this course, students are prepared for the journey that will take them from absorbing knowledge to becoming creators of knowledge. During this orientation, students grapple with some of the biggest questions facing the management profession: How have the demands on management and leadership shifted with the digital age? What are the implications of a global 24/7 world? How will the student, as a scholar-practitioner, contribute to positive social change after graduation? While engaging them in these and other questions regarding the future of management, students will be guided through the full spectrum of Walden resources and become familiar with those academic support systems designed to help students become better critical thinkers and scholarly writers: the Writing Center, the Library, the Academic Skills Center, and the Center for Research Quality.
|Course Code||MGMT 8610||Course||Financial Decision Making for Individuals and Firms||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8620||Course||Financial Markets: Risk and Return, Capital Structure, and International Dimensions of Finance||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8630||Course||Corporate Financial Management||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8640||Course||Valuation of Assets, Entities, and Opportunities||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8650||Course||Financial Analysis, Planning, and Forecasting||Credits||(4 cr.)|
All responsible leaders consider the fiscal implications of the decisions they make on a daily basis, such as those involving growth, sustainability, and employee issues. In this course, students are provided with a survey of fundamental concepts in financial decision making, primarily at the individual and firm level. Students examine core principles, such as the time value of money, decision making under conditions of uncertainty, valuation, and capital budgeting. They also explore the legal, ethical, and global dimensions of individual- and firm-level financial economic decision-making theories and practices. Students gain hands-on practice using modern financial tools to evaluate case study scenarios and collaborate with peers to practice conducting and presenting research on a specific topic. (Prerequisite: RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
Students are provided with the opportunity to augment their core financial knowledge base through a survey of fundamental concepts in financial decision making in which markets affect firm decisions and societal outcomes. Through a variety of practical application assignments, students learn about the role, impact, and limitations of financial markets in society and how risk and return for firms are mediated and moderated by agency effects, information asymmetries, and both rational and irrational aspects of market behavior. Students examine the structure of international capital markets. They also explore and discuss the legal, ethical, and global dimensions of firm- and market-level financial economic decision-making theories and practices. (Prerequisite: RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
How do corporate managers decide which investments add the most value to their company? Using previously acquired knowledge of financial analysis and decision making, in addition to new concepts presented in this course, students have the opportunity to answer this question, as well as to understand the reasoning behind such valuation. Students engage in a variety of group activities, discussions, and writing assignments on advanced research topics related to corporate finance, including the sourcing and deployment of capital, corporate risk management, short- and long-term financing, and product-market interactions. Through extensive reading and literature review, students identify potential research topics for their dissertation and explore the legal, ethical, and global dimensions of corporate finance theories and practices. (Prerequisite: RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
Experienced investors and managers understand that market prices may be misleading; therefore, they often use valuation theories and methodologies to help them determine the intrinsic value of assets. Students in this course are introduced to advanced research topics related to the valuation of assets, entities, and general opportunities. Students engage in group activities, discussions, and writing assignments on the valuation elements of mergers and acquisitions; options; international asset pricing; valuation of intangible assets, such as human resources; and capital budgeting and valuation with leverage. Through extensive reading and literature review, students identify potential research topics for their dissertation and explore the legal, ethical, and global dimensions of valuation in finance theories and practices. (Prerequisite: RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
Competitive advantage and corporate sustainability depend profoundly on the financial decisions managers make. These decisions are based on information processed and evaluated using established theories. These theories, as well as the forecasting models used by contemporary financial planners and investors, are introduced to students. Students engage in a variety of group activities, discussions, and writing assignments on advanced research topics related to financial management planning, forecasting, and decision making. They explore econometric and time series analysis, cash flow, inventory, supply chains, sales forecasting, and both short- and long-range financial planning modeling. Through extensive reading and literature review, students identify potential research topics for their dissertation and explore the legal, ethical, and global dimensions of forecasting and financial planning and analysis. (Prerequisite: RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)