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ACC

ACC 201 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

Introduction to financial accounting and methods used to record and report financial information to decision makers external to the firm. Use and limitations of financial reports. Pre: sophomore standing.

ACC 202 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3)

Introduction to managerial accounting and methods used to report information to decision makers internal to the firm. Cost accounting, budgeting, standard cost systems, reporting and analyzing performance. Pre: 201 with C- or better. NI

ACC 321 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3)

Accounting process and the application of GAAP to the recognition and measurement of cash, receivables, inventories, property plant and equipment, depreciation and depletion, intangibles, and current liabilities. Pre: 202 with C- or better.

ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3)

Application of GAAP to the recognition and measurement of long-term liabilities, investments, contributed capital, retained earnings, accounting changes and errors, income recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases, and statement of cash flows. Pre: 321 with C- or better.

ACC 395 - Accounting Internship (V)

On-the-job experience in the accounting community. Term paper and meetings with faculty advisor required. C/NC only. Pre: consent.

ACC 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research of a special area in major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and faculty advisor.

ACC 401 - Federal Individual Income Taxation (3)

Examines federal income tax concepts, such as gross income, exclusions, deductions, exemptions, and tax credits, especially for sole proprietors. Introduces taxation of property transactions. Pre: 202 or BUS 624 with C- or better.

ACC 407 - Taxation of Business Entities (3)

A survey of the general concepts, rules, and practices involved in the taxation of sole-proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, and subchapter S corporations. Pre: 401 with C- or better.

ACC 409 - Accounting Information Systems (3)

Accounting systems analysis, control and design in manual and computerized environments. Knowledge and skills of information technology for auditing AIS systems. Hands-on experience with microcomputers and a computerized accounting system. A-F only. Pre: 323 (with C- or better or concurrent) and BUS 311 (with C or better)..

ACC 413 - Law for the Accountant (3)

Intensive study of areas of law of importance to accountants. Particular attention is given to principles of law relating to contracts, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, property, legal entities, agency, securities, and accountant's legal liability. Pre: BLAW 200 or consent.

ACC 415 - Advanced Financial Accounting (3)

Accounting topics relating to consolidation requirements and introduction to the fundamentals of fund accounting, including the general fund, restricted funds, debt service funds, enterprise funds, general long-term account group, general fixed assets accounting group, and accounting entries for encumbrances. Pre: 323 with C- or better.

ACC 416 - Special Topics in Accounting (3)

Addresses current issues impacting the accounting profession. Topics vary each semester. Repeatable three times. Pre: 323.

ACC 418 - Auditing (3)

Auditing concepts including standards, objectives and ethics for external auditors. Emphasis on reporting standards, internal control, evidence, statistical sampling, IT audits and assurance. Pre: 323 and 409, both with C- or better.

ACC 460 (E) - Tax and Ethics Capstone (1)

460 (E) Current and Relevant Tax and Ethical issues in Accounting. Current accounting issues discussed. Lectures, discussion, case analysis. ACC majors only. A-F only. Pre: 418 (or concurrent), no waiver. Co-requisite ACC 460 (B)

ACC 460 - International and Managerial Accounting (3)

** No longer offered in this format **

Integration of numerous elements of the accounting program from an international perspective. Examines information for managerial decision-making, planning and control. Current accounting issues discussed. Lectures, discussions, case analysis.

ACC 460 (B) - Managerial Accounting Capstone (1)

460 (B) Current and Relevant Managerial Accounting Topics. Current accounting issues discussed. Lectures, discussion, case analysis. ACC majors only. A-F only. Pre: 418 (or concurrent), no waiver. Co-requisite ACC 460 (E)

ACC 460 (C) - Financial Accounting Capstone (1)

460 (C) Current and Relevant Financial Accounting Topics. Current accounting issues discussed. Lectures, discussion, case analysis. ACC majors only. A-F only. Pre: 418 (or concurrent), no waiver. Co-requisite ACC 460 (D)

ACC 460 (D) - Auditing and Accounting Information Systems Capstone (1)

460 (D) Current and Relevant Auditing and Accounting Information Systems Topics. Current accounting issues discussed. Lectures, discussion, case analysis. ACC majors only. A-F only. Pre: 418 (or concurrent), no waiver. Co-requisite  ACC 460 (C)

ACC 500 - Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)

Enrollment for degree completion. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

ACC 581 - Financial Accounting I (5)

Accounting process and the application of GAAP to the recognition and measurement of cash, receivables, inventories, property plant and equipment, depreciation and depletion, intangibles, current liabilities, and long-term liabilities. A-F only.

ACC 582 - Financial Accounting II (5)

Application of GAAP in recognition and measurement of investments, pensions, retained earnings, and other topics related to financial statements. Other topics include consolidation and mergers and acquisitions. A-F only. Pre: 581.

ACC 583 - Cost Accounting (5)

Information for managerial decision-making, planning and control, job order and process costing, direct and absorption costing, standard and normal cost systems. Will also cover Government and Not-for-profit topics. A-F only.

ACC 584 - Regulation and Accounting (5)

Will cover tax accounting topics for individuals, estates, and business entities. Also will cover business law and professional responsibility topics important for the professional accountant. A-F only. Pre: 581.

ACC 585 - Auditing and Attestation (4)

Concepts include standards, objectives, and ethics for external auditors. Emphasizes reporting standards, internal control, statistical sampling, EDP audits, and assurance. Also covers information systems and relevant measurement topics. A-F only. Pre: 581.

ACC 609 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems (3)

The development, implementation and operation of enterprise-wide resource planning systems, with an emphasis on implications to accounting information. Also covers current and emerging issues relating to accounting information systems. Pre: 409 with C- or better.

ACC 610 - Corporate Governance (3)

Recognition and understanding of the complex and critical issues of international corporate governance, financial reporting and ethical conduct. Included the basic structure of corporate governance in the U.S., major European markets, and Asia. Also covers roles of internal and external stake holders, regulators and gate-keepers in each world region.

ACC 616 - Accounting Theory and Development (3)

History and theoretical background of accounting standards. Including accounting theories, formulating and testing theories; scientific, pragmatic, syntactic and semantic theories; normative and positive theories. Literature supportive and critical of accounting theories and standards. Pre: 323 or 582 with C- or better, or consent.

ACC 619 - Advanced Auditing (3)

Focuses on auditing processes, standards and guidance specific to IT risks. Exposure to advanced IT audit software and its practical application and real world IT audit issues. Pre: 418 or 585 with C- or better, or consent.

ACC 620 - Global Accounting (3)

Theory and fundamental causes of international variations in accounting. Special emphasis on problems such variations create for financial reporting, control, and decision-making within multinational business enterprises. Pre: 323 or 582 with C- or better, or consent.

ACC 625 - Accounting and Tax Research (3)

In-depth examination of tax and accounting research, IRC, and SEC procedures. Extensive practice in issue identification, reading and analyzing primary authority, and communicating results. Credit not given for both 606 and 625. Pre: 401 or 584 with C- or better, orientation program, or consent.

ACC 631 - Tax of Partners/Partnerships (2)

Examines advanced topics in federal taxation of partners and partnerships regarding the contribution, operation, and distribution from partnerships and transfers of partnership interests. Pre: 407 with C- or better.

ACC 635 - Advanced Public Sector Accounting (3)

Provides the tools necessary for understanding the principles of fiscal accountability and reporting in governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Pre: 415 or 582 with C- or better, or consent.

ACC 638 - Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning (2)

Examines estate and gift tax provisions and basic estate planning techniques to save taxes and avoid probate. Overviews generation-skipping transfer taxes and income taxes on estates and trusts. Pre: 401 or 584 with C- or better, or consent.

ACC 639 - Multijurisdictional Taxation (2)

Examines international, state, and local tax issues. Topics include U.S. International taxation of in- and out-bound transactions, sourcing of income and deductions and nexus. Pre: 401 with C- or better.

ACC 660 - Analysis and Decision-Making (3)

Integrates learning through analysis and communication of comprehensive business problems. Stresses research, critical thinking, and analytical and communication skills applied to contemporary accounting and tax issues. Pre: 625 (or concurrent), no waiver.

ACC 690 - Current Topics in Accounting (1-3 variable)

Concentration on current issues impacting the accounting profession. Topics vary each semester. Repeatable three times.

ACC 695 - Accounting Internship (1-3 variable)

On-the-job experience in the accounting community. Necessary evaluation reports and meetings with faculty advisor required. Pre: consent.

ACC 700 - Thesis Research (V)

Required for Plan A candidates only; six credit hours required, one must be taken during semester that degree is being awarded. Repeatable up to six credits. ACC majors only. Satisfactory only. Pre: MAcc student and School of Accountancy Director approval.

ACC 701 - Financial Accounting Research (3)

Provides an overview of financial accounting research. Specific research studies are examined as to their theoretical basis, design, implications, methodology, relevance, etc. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ACC 702 - Managerial Accounting Research (3)

Provides an overview of managerial accounting research. Specific research studies are examined as to their theoretical basis, design, implications, methodology, relevance, etc. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ACC 703 - Research in Behavioral Accounting (3)

Provides an overview of accounting research in behavioral accounting topics. Specific research studies are examined as to their theoretical basis, design, implications, methodology, relevance, etc. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ACC 704 - Research in Accounting Information Systems (3)

Provides an overview of accounting research in accounting information systems topics. Specific research studies are examined as to their theoretical basis, design, implications, methodology, relevance, etc. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ACC 705 - Research in Auditing (3)

Provides an overview of accounting research in auditing topics. Specific research studies are examined as to their theoretical basis, design, implications, methodology, relevance, etc. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ACC 799 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in an area of accounting under the direction of faculty member(s). A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

BLAW

BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3)

Introduction to the legal environment of business operations with particular attention to business law and ethics and to principles of law relating to contracts, agency, partnerships, and corporations.

BLAW 360 - International Business Law (3)

Overview of international and national law as it applies to international trade. Readings and case studies focus on the legal environment of selected areas in the Asia Pacific region and strategies for doing business overseas. Pre: 200.

BLAW 604 - Social and Legal Aspects of Management (3)

Study of the legal environment of management with particular attention to the sources, principles, and form of the law; contracts, business organizational structures, agency, and partnership.

BUS

BUS 99 - International Exchange Study/Research (V)

Study overseas in an approved international exchange or similar program. Repeatable four times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent of academic advisor.

BUS 209 - Written Communication in Business (3)

An interactive writing class stressing persuasive writing in the context of memos, letters, and business reports. A-F only. Pre: ACC 201 and ENG 100. Students may not earn credit for both BUS 209 and ENG 209. NI

BUS 250 - Applied Math in Business (3)

The algebra and geometry of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Mathematics of finance—annuities, perpetuities, present value. Derivatives, graphical analysis, mathematical models as applied to business. Selected coverage of algebra, geometry, and calculus emphasizing business applications and decision making. Pre: two years high school algebra and one year plane geometry. FS

BUS 301 - Business Ethics (1)

Comprehensive examination into major components of social responsibility including economic, legal, political, ethical, and societal issues involving interaction of business, government, and society. Students develop awareness of major ethical frameworks and issues that affect business decision. A-F only. Pre: first or second semester in Shidler College or departmental approval. Recommended: taken in the first year of admission to Shidler College.

BUS 310 - Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions (3)

Problem recognition and formulation; stress on cross-disciplinary complex problem solving and communication; computer intensive. Coverage of descriptive statistics, probability and hypothesis testing with emphasis on quality, productivity, and regression analysis. Must be taken in first semester of BBA program. DS

BUS 311 - Information Systems for Global Business Environment (3)

Skills and strategies for using external information resources applied to local and global business issues; advanced skills in computer-based analytical techniques and information management; impact of information technology on business operations. Must be taken in first semester of BBA program. Pre: ICS 101(Alpha) or equivalent, or consent.

BUS 312 - Principles of Marketing (3)

Concepts, problems, and opportunities in marketing within its competitive, political-legal, economic, social and global environments. Social responsibility and ethics. Marketing research. Consumer and business-to-business segmentation and positioning. Strategic marketing planning. Students may not earn credit for BUS 312 and TIM 304.

BUS 313 - Economic and Financial Environment of Global Business (3)

International trade, financial flows, and direct investment. Public and private institutions including government policies and capital markets. Emphasis on Asia Pacific issues, with attention to the cultural differences among countries. Must be taken in first year of BBA program. DS

BUS 314 - Business Finance (3)

Introduction to the theory and practice of financial management: analysis and decision making for asset management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend policy. Prerequisite for all other finance courses. Pre: ACC 202 or consent.

BUS 315 - Global Management and Organizational Behavior (3)

Analysis of theories and concepts underlying domestic and global organizational management, including behavioral and personnel issues. Emphasis on leadership, team-work, cultural differences in the Asia Pacific region. Prerequisite to all other advanced management courses. Students may not receive credit for BUS 315 and TIM 303. Pre: PSY 100 or SOC 100.

BUS 345 - Strategic Management (3)

Applications of strategy to domestic and global business problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Emphasis on Asia-Pacific business, assessment of risk, integration of all business core disciplines. Extensive writing expected. Pre: all core courses and graduating senior standing.

BUS 367 - Business Study Abroad (V)

Study abroad experience emphasizing international business issues. Content varies depending on where the course is taught and by which professor. Course qualifies as an international business elective. Repeatable four times.

BUS 395F - Finance Internship (1-3)

On-the-job experience in the business community. Term paper and meetings with faculty advisor required. (F) finance.

BUS 395 - (Alpha) Internship (V)

On-the-job experience in the business community. Term paper and meetings with faculty advisor required. (D) MIS; (F) finance; (G) management; (I) international business; (K) marketing; (M) human resource management; (R) real estate. CR/NC only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent and RE 300 for (R) only.

BUS 475 - Asia Pacific Business (V)

Analysis of business environment and business issues through study of businesses, governmental entities, and non-governmental organizations in specific geographic areas in non-U.S. settings. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Summer only)

BUS 476 - Asia Pacific Field Trip (V)

Analysis of business environment and business issues through study and direct observation of businesses, governmental entities, and non-governmental organizations in non-U.S. settings. Involves group travel to selected international business cities. Travel sites will vary. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 475 and consent. (Summer only)

BUS 477 - Dynamics of Asian Finance (6)

Analysis of selected key industries of Asian countries: business/economic trends, shifting product mix, technological changes, joint ventures, international competition, and productivity strategy, including contrasting management styles, worker/management relationships, and decision-making processes under different cultural settings. Industry observations conducted in Asian countries for three weeks during the summer. Pre: 6 credit hours of economics or business, PAMI participant; or consent.

BUS 500 - Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)

Enrollment required for degree completion. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

BUS 619 - Data Analytics and Statistics for Business (3)

Data analytical and statistical tools for the MBA with emphasis on descriptive and predictive quantitative analytical methods, including time series and regression. Repeatable unlimited times. MBA majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only.

BUS 620 - Micro- and Macro-economic Foundations for Managers (3)

Applications of micro- and macro-economic principles to managerial decisions. Microeconomics focuses on economic foundations of business strategies. Macroeconomics focuses on the external economic environment including regulatory and international trends and issues. Admission to MBA program. A-F only. Pre: MBA math and economics tutorials, or equivalents; or consent. 

BUS 621 - Business Statistics (1.5)

Statistical tools for the MBA. A-F only. Co-requisite: 622.

BUS 622 - Economic Foundations of Strategy (1.5)

Microeconomic principles that provide structure to solve managerial problems, and to suggest strategies for success. Evaluation of the microeconomic competitive environment in which organizations operate. A-F only. Co-requisite: 621.

BUS 623 - Marketing Management (3)

Concepts and issues in marketing within the global environment of business. Ethical dimensions and social responsibilities; market research; consumer segmentation and positioning. Strategic marketing planning. A-F only.

BUS 624 - Accounting for Decision-Making (3)

Accounting tools for business professionals focusing on the role of accounting information in capital markets, managerial decision-making and corporate governance. A-F only. Pre: Accounting tutorial; or consent.

BUS 625 - Digital Transformation with Information Systems and Technology (3)

Practices, techniques, and tools for managing digital innovation in markets, firms, and enterprise systems through information technologies and applications. Repeatable unlimited times. MBA majors only. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: 621 and 622 or 619 and 620; or consent.

BUS 626 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)

Personal leadership and communications development and the contributions of the behavioral sciences to understanding human behavior in organizations with a focus on leading organizations in times of change. A-F only.

BUS 627 - Business, Government, and External Environment (1.5)

Important issues related to the external environment of business. This includes international trade and finance, regulatory environment, social impacts of business. A-F only. Pre: 622 or consent. Co-requisite: 628.

BUS 628 - Ethics (1.5)

Assists students in developing an awareness of major ethical issues which affect business decisions, and encourages a socially responsible consideration of those issues and being able to express their views. A-F only.

BUS 629 - Managerial Finance (3)

Financial management theories and tools for business professionals; asset management; capital budgeting; capital structure and dividend policies. A-F only. Pre: 621, 622 and 624 or 619, 620 and 624; or consent.

BUS 630 - Managing Information Technology for Strategic Advantage (1.5)

Theory, practices, techniques for managing information technology resources for innovation and for strategic advantage in global business environment. Emphasis on Asia/Pacific. A-F only. Pre: 621 and 622. Co-requisite: Must be taken same semester as 631.

BUS 631 - Operations and Supply Chain Management (1.5)

Theory, practices, techniques for managing operations and supply chains for global integration of firms and organizations. Emphasis on Asia/Pacific. A-F only. Pre: 621 and 622, or consent. Co-requisite: 630.

BUS 632 - Business Policy and Strategy (3)

Integration of learning through analysis of comprehensive business problems, resolution of policy issues, and the study of competitive strategies in the international setting. Pre: MBA core courses completed or taken concurrently; or consent.

BUS 667 - Business Study Abroad (V)

Study abroad experience emphasizing international business issues. Content varies depending on course of study and educational institution selected. Course qualifies as an international business elective(s). Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: business core or permission of academic advisor.

BUS 677 - Field Study in Asia (6)

Industry observations conducted entirely in Asian countries for three and a half weeks. Pre: consent.

BUS 695 - Internships (V)

On-the-job experience in the business community. Project paper and meetings with faculty advisor required. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

BUS 696 - MBA Consulting Practicum (3)

Final MBA requirement for those candidates not writing a thesis. Candidates will form consulting teams to perform a meaningful, strategic study for a client organization. Pre: 632 and completion of at least 12 elective credits; or consent.

BUS 699 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Outline (including methodology or sources, results expected and means of measurement) must be prepared by student and approved by supervisor and chair of graduate programs before registration.

BUS 700 - Thesis Research (V)

All MBA students have the option of completing a six credit thesis in place of their capstone course (BUS 696). The thesis course is typically a multi-semester experience that culminates in an original, scholarly contribution to the field. A thesis course serves as a substitute for BUS 696 (three credits) and fulfills one MBA elective requirement (three credits). It is the only course that can substitute for BUS 696 and is recommended primarily for students who plan to continue to a Ph.D. rather than (re)enter/continue professionally in the business world. It is the responsibility of the student to seek out and secure their thesis subject, advisor, and review committee. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact their advisor for more information.

BUS 705 - Seminar in International Management (V)

Introduces students to research and teaching at the university. Covers topics of research including research projects currently underway by Shidler College faculty, advanced PhD students, distinguished visiting faculty, and research contemplated by new PhD students. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

BUS 800 - Dissertation Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ECON

ECON 120 - Introduction to Economics (3)

One-semester survey of the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to enable students in all disciplines to understand current economic events. DS

ECON 130 - Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Examination of the decision-making process of both households and firms. Analysis of the functioning of a competitive market system, using supply and demand models and the role of government in cases where the market system fails. Additional topics include the effects of international rate on the welfare of a nation and the effects of different competitive market structures on society. DS

ECON 131 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

An introduction to macroeconomics—the study of the overall economy. Topics include the determination of national income, causes and effects of inflation, unemployment, and income inequality; causes and consequences of international differences in economic growth; sources of business cycle expansions and contractions; role of government policy in stabilizing the economy and promoting long-term growth; financial markets and monetary policy; taxes, spending, consequences of budget deficits, determination of trade imbalances, exchange rate fluctuations, and balance of payment crises. DS

ECON 300 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

Develops basic techniques and fundamental concepts used to study the overall macroeconomy and policies that affect it. Study the determinants of national income and long-run growth; causes and consequences of unemployment, inflation, and business cycle fluctuations; determination of foreign exchange rates and current account imbalances, and the role of government policy in various settings. Pre: 131 or consent. DS

ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3)

Develops basic techniques and fundamental concepts of microeconomic theory. Learn to use economic reasoning to understand the social consequences of decisions made by individual consumers, producers, and governments. Analyze the nature of market outcomes under alternative market structures, and further discuss possible welfare-improving government policies when markets fail to be efficient. Special attention is paid to the analysis of strategic behavior and markets with public goods and externalities. Pre: 130 or consent. DS

ECON 311 - The Economy of Hawai'i (3)

History of development of Hawaiian economy; current economic problems. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 317 - The Japanese Economy (3)

Analysis of Japan's growth past and present. Does Japan's economy look different in terms of its international trade structure, industrial structure, labor market, savings patterns, government policies, etc.? Does it matter? Pre: 120 or 130, or consent. DS

ECON 320 - Introduction to Tourism Economics (3)

Examines tourism from an economic perspective. Topics include: the determinants of consumer demand for leisure travel, structure of competition among suppliers of tourism services, benefits and costs of tourism development to the host community, government's role in the taxation, subsidy, regulation and protection of the tourism industry, tourism's impact on the environment, and sustainable tourism development. A-F only. Pre: 120 or 130 or 131; consent. (Cross-listed as TIM 320) DS

ECON 321 - Introduction to Statistics (3)

Basic elements; descriptive statistics, probability, inference, distributions, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation analysis. DS

ECON 322 - Economics of Global Climate Change (3)

Nature and causes of global climate change and economic solutions. Topics include valuing climate change impacts, energy solutions, environmental implications, societal adaptation, and international cooperation. A-F only. Pre: 120 or 130 or 131, or consent. (Once a year) DS

ECON 339 - The Ocean Economy (3)

Examination of society's interaction with the ocean. Topics include: ocean recreation, shipping, boat building, ports, offshore energy production, aquaculture, fishing, coastal construction, and coral reef protection. Pre: 120 or 130, or consent. (Once a year) DS

ECON 340 - Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

The determination of asset prices; the risk and term structure of interest rates; efficient markets hypothesis; risk management and financial derivatives, asymmetric information models of financial market structure, innovation, regulation and deregulation; and financial crises. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 342 - The History of Economic Thought (3)

Introduces major western economic theorists and ideas since around 1700. Considers the history of views on work, poverty, the market and government, and the relationship of those doctrines to society, philosophy, and public policy. Pre: 130, 131, or HIST 151, or HIST 152; or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as HIST 342)

 

ECON 350 - Sustainable Development (3)

Transdisciplinary introduction to sustainable development. Interactions between environment, economy, and public policy, especially in Hawai'i. Topics include: curse of paradise, global warming, energy use, health, poverty, population, water resources, traffic congestion, biodiversity, pollution controls. Pre: 120 or 130 or 131, or consent. (Once a year) DS

ECON 356 - Games and Economic Behavior (3)

Introduces students to the study of strategic behavior with applications to economics, business, and public policy. Simple economic models of strategic decision making are used to analyze provision of public goods; competition, cooperation, and coordination among firms; bargaining between employers and labor unions; international trade negotiations; reputation as a competitive advantage, and others. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 358 - Environmental Economics (3)

Nature and causes of environmental degradation and economic solutions. Topics include air and water pollution, toxic waste, deforestation, soil erosion, biodiversity, global warming and sustainable economic growth. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 361 - Seminar: Women and International Development (3)

Women's role, status, work and treatment in the Third World; economic development, changing work/family roles, and improvement/deterioration in gender equity across the Third World; global feminization of poverty; efforts to promote gender equity. Open to non-majors. Pre: a 100 level economics course or any women's studies course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 361) DS

ECON 362 - Trade Policy and Globalization (3)

Political economy of the world trading system. Case studies of trade cooperation and conflict under the World Trade Organization and other institutions. Future challenges, including investment policies, environmental and labor standards. Pre: 120, 130 or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 390 - Internship for Economics (V)

Economics majors and minors work at paid positions with public agencies, private companies, and campus organizations. Students combine academic work with practical experience. Repeatable two times. Pre: consent.

ECON 391 - Cooperative Education (V)

Economics majors and minors, under the supervision of faculty members, work at paid positions with public agencies, private companies, and campus organizations. The Econ Co-op integrates academics with practical work experience. Repeatable two times. Pre: consent.

ECON 399 - Directed Reading (V)

Economics majors and minors participate in faculty supervised reading of economic literature. Enables students to self-study topics not covered in the department's scheduled course offerings. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

ECON 410 - Economic Development (3)

Characteristics of underdeveloped economies, theories of economic growth, strategies of economic development, and investment criteria. Pre: 300 and 301, or consent. DS

ECON 412 - The U.S. Economy: Past and Present (3)

U.S. economy from colonial times: slavery, transportation, education, industrial concentration, regional and urban growth. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 414 - Growth and Crisis in the Global Economy (3)

Sources of economic growth and technological change; growth experiences of selected countries since the industrial revolution; global economic cooperation; global business cycles and crises. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 415 - Asian Economic Development (3)

History and economic development. Resources, population, and income, saving, investment, and consumption patterns. Role of government and private enterprise. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 416 - The Chinese Economy (3)

The Chinese economy during the imperial and republican periods, under Mao, and into the present reform era, with a brief comparison to Taiwan and Hong Kong. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 418 - Pacific Island Economies (3)

Historical and current economic development of the Pacific islands (excluding Hawai'i). Analysis of selected economic issues such as tourism, population growth, etc. Pre: 120, 130, or 131; or consent. DS

ECON 420 - Mathematical Economics (3)

Mathematical techniques applied to theories of the consumer, the firm, markets. Linear programming, input-output analysis. Pre: 300, 301; MATH 203, MATH 215, MATH 241, or MATH 251A. DS

ECON 425 - Introduction to Econometrics (3)

Regression analysis, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, problems in estimation of single equation models, simultaneous equation models, problems and methods of estimation. Pre: 321 or MATH 241 or BUS 310 or NREM 310 or (MATH 251A and NREM 203) or (MATH 371 and MATH 373) or (MATH 471 and MATH 472); or consent. DS

ECON 427 - Economic Forecasting (3)

Forecasting methods for business and economics with applications to the U.S., Asian, and Hawai'i economies. Topics include time series modeling of trend, seasonal, and cyclical components, multivariate regression modeling, and forecast evaluation. A-F only. Pre: 321 or BUS 310 or NREM 310 or (MATH 251A and NREM 203) or (MATH 371 and MATH 373) or (MATH 471 and MATH 472); or consent. DS

ECON 429 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Business and Economic Analysis (3)

Introduction to quantitative decision-making methods for effective agribusiness management in resource allocation, scheduling, logistics, risk analysis, inventory, and forecasting. Emphasis on problem identification, model formulation and solution, and interpretation and presentation of results. Pre: 130 or NREM 220, and 321 or NREM 310; or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as NREM 429 and TSPP 429) DS

ECON 430 - Economics of Human Resources (3)

Economic analysis of labor market. Investment in human capital, education, health, migration, etc. Pre: 301 or consent. DS

ECON 432 - Economics of Population (3)

Determinants and consequences of growth and structure of human populations. Relationships between economic factors and fertility, population growth and economic growth. Pre: 301 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as PPST 432) DS

ECON 434 - Health Economics (3)

Private and public demand for health, health insurance, and medical care; efficient production and utilization of services; models of hospital and physician behavior; optimal public policy. Pre: 301 or consent. DS

ECON 440 - Monetary Theory and Policy (3)

Microfoundations and critical analysis of monetary and macroeconomic theory and policy. Topics include the causes and consequences of inflation, optimal monetary policy and international monetary systems, bank risk and insurance, and national debt and taxation. Pre: 300 or 301 or consent. DS

ECON 450 - Public Finance (3)

Governmental expenditures, revenues, and debt. Fiscal policy, budgeting, and tax administration. Pre: 301. DS

ECON 452 - State and Local Finance (3)

Fiscal institutions, operations, and policy questions within state and local governments in U.S. grant programs and other links with central government. Pre: 301. DS

ECON 458 - Project Evaluation and Resource Management (3)

Principles of project evaluation and policy analysis. Shadow pricing, economic cost of taxes and tariffs; public policy for exhaustible, renewable, and environmental resources. Pre: 301. DS

ECON 460 - International Trade and Welfare (3)

Theory of international specialization and exchange; general equilibrium, tariffs, quotas, common markets. Pre: 301. DS

ECON 461 - International Macroeconomics (3)

The determination of output, price levels, exchange rates and the balance of payments for economies that are integrated with the global economy; theory and application to historical and/or contemporary policy issues. Pre: 300. DS

ECON 470 - Industrial Organization (3)

Theoretical and empirical analysis of contemporary topics in industrial organization. Uses economic theory to analyze important issues facing firms, and examines the practical challenges of empirical applications of theory. Pre: 301. DS

ECON 476 - Law and Economics (3)

Legal issues of property rights, contracts, torts, and crime. Efficiency of U.S. legal process. Economics of law enforcement, juries, prosecutors; evolution of legal rules. Pre: 301. DS

ECON 495 - Land and Housing Economics (3)

Microeconomics explains urban land and housing phenomena, and analyzes selected land and housing issues relevant to Honolulu. Pre: 301 or consent. DS

ECON 496 - Contemporary and Economics Issues (3)

Economic analysis of current events. Topics announced each semester, e.g., environmental pollution, crime control, racial discrimination, traffic congestion. Pre: consent. DS

ECON 499 - Advanced Directed Research (V)

Economics majors and minors conduct research, under faculty supervision, on a topic of their choice. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: minimum GPA of 3.0 in economics and consent.

ECON 500 - Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)

Repeatable unlimited times.

ECON 604 - Microeconomics and Policy Analysis (3)

Theory of the consumer, firm, and market. Role of governments and analysis of public policy. Applications to both industrialized and developing countries. Pre: consent.

ECON 606 - Microeconomic Theory I (3)

Theory of the firm: production, costs, duality; theory of the market: competition, monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition; theory of the consumer: preferences, expenditures, duality; expected utility theory.

ECON 607 - Macroeconomic Theory I (3)

Neoclassical theory of real and monetary equilibrium, economics of J. M. Keynes, standard IS/LM models and aggregate demand/supply analysis in the closed and open economy, theory of rational expectations.

ECON 608 - Microeconomic Theory II (3)

General equilibrium analysis: production, consumption and Walrasian equilibria; Pareto efficiency, fundamental theorems of welfare economics; externalities; public goods; game theory; information theory. Pre: 606 or consent.

ECON 609 - Macroeconomic Theory II (3)

Models of economic growth and fluctuations; stochastic and dynamic macroeconomic models; econometric testing of rational expectations models; theory of public debt; current topics in macroeconomic theory. Pre: 607 or consent.

ECON 610 - Economic Development (3)

Nature and causes of economic growth and structural change. Roles of macroeconomic policy and foreign trade. Pre: 606 and 607, or consent.

ECON 611 - Economic Development Policy (3)

Analysis of policies for the promotion of industrial and agricultural development. Project evaluation, industrial regulation, public administration, investment and capital market policies, land-use policies, trade policies, pricing, and stabilization. Pre: 604 or 606; or consent.

ECON 614 - Economic Development of Japan (3)

Analysis of growth from Meiji period to present. Problems of population change, capital formation, income distribution, industrial structure. Pre: 610 or consent.

ECON 620 - Microeconomic Theory III (3)

Game theory and strategic behavior. Economics of information and incentives principal-agent theory. Economic design. Applications include: theory of contracts; incentive compatible mechanism for provision of public goods; auction theory. Pre: 608 or consent.

ECON 627 - Mathematics for Economics (3)

Sets, functions, limits, convexity, continuity; constrained and unconstrained optimization; difference and differential equations; matrix algebra; simultaneous equations; comparative statics; Kuhn-Tucker theory; game theory; mathematical programming. Pre: MATH 203, MATH 215, MATH 241, or MATH 251A.

ECON 628 - Econometrics I (3)

Sets, functions, limits, convexity, continuity; constrained and unconstrained optimization; difference and differential equations; matrix algebra; simultaneous equations; comparative statics; Kuhn-Tucker theory; game theory; mathematical programming. Pre: MATH 203, MATH 215, MATH 241, or MATH 251A.

ECON 629 - Econometrics II (3)

Specification, statistical estimation, inference and forecasting of econometric models. Includes advanced topics for single-equation models, pooled models, qualitative dependent variables, simultaneous systems, distributed lags, and time series. Pre: 628, AREC 626, or consent. (Cross-listed as AREC 634)

ECON 636 - Renewable Energy Economics and Policy (3)

Analysis of economic and policy aspects of renewable energy use, and interactions of markets for renewable energy and other energy options. Evaluations of policies to develop renewable energy options. Pre: college calculus and principles of microeconomics; or consent.

ECON 637 - Resource Economics (3)

Analysis of problems of development and management of natural resources with emphasis on resources in agriculture and role in economic development. Pre: 608 and 629. (Cross-listed as NREM 637)

ECON 638 - Environmental Resource Economics (3)

Principles of policy design and evaluation for environmental resources management, forestry and watershed conservation, and sustainable economic development. Pre: 604 or 606; or consent.

ECON 639 - Marine Resource Economics (3)

Seminar on the economics of the marine environment. Topics include fisheries management, ocean recreation, shipping, and coral reef protection. Pre: 606 or consent. (Once a year)

ECON 650 - Theory of Public Finance-Expenditures (3)

Microeconomic principles of public spending and policy analysis. Externalities, sustainability, public and common property goods, public choice, benefit-cost analysis, general-equilibrium analysis, rent-seeking, corruption, constitutional design, development policies, poverty alleviation, economic security, and new institutional economics. Pre: 604 or 606; or consent.

ECON 651 - Theory of Public Finance-Revenue (3)

Public and political economics approach to taxation and debt finance. Topics include incidence of taxation, optimal taxation, explicit and implicit debt financing, tax competition, behavioral public finance, and tax reforms. Pre: 606 or consent.

ECON 660 - International Trade and Welfare (3)

Advanced theory of international trade and welfare; international specialization and exchange, general equilibrium, tariffs, quotas, common markets; welfare implications. Pre: 608 (or concurrent) or consent.

ECON 662 - International Macroeconomics (3)

Advanced international monetary and macroeconomic theory: balance of payments, output, price and exchange rate determination, international aspects of growth and economic fluctuations, alternative exchange rate regimes, international capital flows. Pre: 605 or 607, or consent.

ECON 664 - Applied International Finance (3)

Surveys empirical research in international macroeconomics, finance and econometric methods: including balance of payments adjustment, international equilibrium, international prices, interest rates and exchange rates, models of exchange rate determination, capital flows, balance of payments crises. Pre: 607 and 629 (or concurrent), or consent. (Fall only)

ECON 670 - Labor Economics I (3)

Supply of and demand for labor; implications for labor markets and unemployment level. Pre: 606 or consent.

ECON 672 - Economics of Population (3)

Economic determinants and consequences of population change. Pre: consent.

ECON 674 - Health Economics and Policy (3)

Economic analysis of health-care policy; efficient design of health-care financing schemes; private and public demand for health, health insurance, and medical care; provider behavior. Pre: 604 (or concurrent) or 606 (or concurrent), or consent.

ECON 686 - Strategic Behavior and Experimental Economics (3)

Experimental economics: methodology. Experimental game theory. Market experiments. Applications include: topics in industrial organization, provision of public goods, asset markets, auctions. Repeatable one time. Pre: 606 and 608, or consent.

ECON 696 - Advanced Topics in Economics (V)

Reflects interests of visiting and permanent faculty, focusing on specialized methods or topics in economics. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 606 or 607, or consent.

ECON 699 - Directed Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent of department chair.

ECON 700 - Thesis Research (V)

Research for master's thesis. Repeatable unlimited times.

ECON 730 - Research Seminar (3)

Selected issues emphasizing research techniques. Required for students who have passed the two theory qualifying exams and have not passed the comprehensive exam. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

ECON 732 - MA Capstone Research (3)

Student applies theoretical and quantitative techniques, critical thinking, and communicative skills to prepare a written and oral presentation of original research on a topic of his or her choice. A-F only. Pre: 606, 607, 627, 628, and consent of graduate chair.

ECON 800 - Dissertation Research (V)

Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times.

FIN

FIN 301 - Personal Finance (3)

Focuses on principles and techniques for handling personal financial decisions, including: personal budgeting, obtaining credit, life and casualty insurance, buying a home, buying an automobile, savings and investments, and retirement planning.

FIN 305 - Problems of Business Finance (3)

Application of financial principles to cases involving important financial decisions. Pre: BUS 314.

FIN 307 - Corporate Financial Management (3)

Development and analysis of modern financial theory and its implications for management decisions: market efficiency, capital asset pricing, firm investment decisions, capital structure, dividend policy, and cost of capital.

FIN 311 - Investments (3)

Introduction to various investment media and capital markets. Topics include the analysis of security returns using techniques such as beta, filter rules, and portfolio theory.

FIN 321 - International Business Finance (3)

Financial management of foreign and international business operations: the regulatory environment of international finance, financing international transactions, international capital markets, taxation. Financial decision-making in the firm. 

FIN 331 - International Banking (3)

Commercial, investment, and merchant banking. Includes theory and practical applications. Topics include international lending, Euromarkets, global gap management, Forex activities, and global risk management. Pre: BUS 314.

FIN 341 - Financial Aspects of New Ventures (3)

Examination of underlying business models for new ventures, how to determine corresponding financial requirements, and approaches to resource acquisition. Students explore a range of financing sources and related issues of valuation and deal structure.

FIN 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area of major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and the faculty advisor. Repeatable unlimited times.

FIN 412 - Options and Other Derivatives (3)

Options and other derivatives. Equity options, index options and options on futures. Black-Scholos Model. Trading strategies and tactics. Contemporary developments in financial engineering. A-F only.

FIN 415 - Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)

Security analysis and portfolio management from standpoint of the professional analyst and institutional investor. Recent advances in security valuation models, portfolio selection, and techniques for appraising portfolio performance. A-F only.

FIN 430 - Bank Financial Management (3)

Analysis of financial institution management within the domestic economy and regulatory environment. Topics include federal reserve activities, interest rates, regulation, lending, investments, and asset/liability management.

FIN 444 - Asian Finance (3)

Financial systems, regulatory structure over financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Major financial policy issues for financial sector reforms in the region. Seminar format. A-F only. Pre: BUS 314 or consent.

FIN 450 - Enterprise Risk Management (3)

Overview analyzing various primary risks faced by corporations and developing important risk management techniques with an emphasis on enterprise risk management. Combined lectures, case studies, and discussions. A-F only. Pre: 314 or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 460 - Special Topics in Banking (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 629/BUS 314 or permission by instructor. Open to all Shidler majors.

FIN 467 - Seminar in Financial Planning (3)

A capstone course for financial services and planning track. This is a case study course intended to provide students the opportunity to integrate concepts from earlier courses and develop a comprehensive view of the financial planning process. A-F only. Pre: 301 and 311 and two of the following courses: 490E, 490F, ACC 401, INS 300.

FIN 470 - Sustainable Development in East Asia (3)

Interdisciplinary investigation of development in East Asia is an urgent issue. Status and role of Asian business; current technological, economic, and financial developments; impact on world economy. Pre: ASAN 201, ASAN 312 or BUS 314; or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 470)

FIN 490B - Equity Research and Corporate Valuation Methods (WI) (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance.

FIN 490E - Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance.

FIN 490C - Japanese Financial Management (3)

Dr. Mistsuru Misawa

WF 10:30-11:45am

FIN 490 - (Alpha) Advanced Topics in Finance (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance. (C) Japanese financial management; (D) financial analysis (repeatable four times); (E) retirement and employee benefit planning; (F) finance estate planning. A-F only for (E) and (F). Pre: BUS 314 or BUS 629 for (C); FIN 311 or FIN 634 for (D); FIN 301 for (E) and (F).

FIN 490D - Financial Analysis (3)

Dr. Rosita Chang

Thursdays 6:00-8:45pm

FIN 625 - International Monetary Systems and Global Financial Markets (3)

Practical finance and banking skills necessary to handle major debt, equity, foreign exchange, derivative and commercial real estate market transactions. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 633 - Problems in Business Finance (3)

Application of financial principles and analytical techniques to financial problems. Case method. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 634 - Investment Analysis and Management (3)

Techniques of security analysis, theories of investment, and the analysis of investment decisions related to portfolio planning. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 635 - (Alpha) Advanced Topics in Finance (3)

Major current financial issues and problems. (C) Japanese financial management; (D) portfolio management theory; (F) stocks, bonds, and modern instruments. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 637 - International Financial Management (3)

Financial decision-making in an international setting: analysis of direct foreign investment; economic, accounting, and regulatory environments, including taxation; international money and capital markets; import and export financing; multinational working capital management; and risk aspects of international finance. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 639 - International Banking (3)

Commercial, investment, and merchant banking in the international arena. Includes international lending, Euromarkets, global gap management, Forex activities, and international risk management. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 641 - Entrepreneurial Finance (3)

Assessment of financial needs, arranging venture financing, assessing value to the entrepreneur and the investor(s), financial aspects of strategic planning, analyzing the tradeoffs between alternative financing choices and flexibility and control, harvesting the investment. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 645 - Advanced Capital Markets (3)

Regulatory structure over capital market institutions, market developmental issues, market microstructure issues, and corporate governance, and creation of capital market infrastructure. Seminar format. Pre: BUS 629 or consent.

FIN 651 - PDEs and Stochastic Calculus (3)

Covers PDEs (Partial Differential Equations) and calculus in a stochastic environment. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 652 - Programming in Finance (3)

Addresses programming principles, and programming languages used in financial modeling. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 653 - Portfolio Optimization (3)

Introduces students to principles of capital markets, classical portfolio theory, and focus on portfolio optimization. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 654 - Financial Derivatives (3)

Will familiarize the students with the mathematical foundation and the application of Futures, Swaps, and Options. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 655 - Financial Forecasting (3)

Focus on financial forecasting and financial econometrics as volatility and correlation modeling. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 656 - Insurance and Risk Management (3)

Introduces students to topics in the actuarial science and latest developments in risk management. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 657 - Interest Rate/Credit Models (3)

Addresses specific properties of interest rate modelling as mean reversion as well as latest developments in credit risk modelling. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 658 - Financial Modelling (3)

Addresses advanced techniques in financial modelling and related fields. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 659 - Mortgage/Weather Derivatives (3)

Covers the real estate market, mortgage backed securities (MBSs) and real estate derivatives. Focuses on modelling weather, climate change, and weather derivatives. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 660 - Seminar in Finance (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance. Pre: BUS 629 or consent. May be repeated with change in topic.

FIN 661 - Research Seminar (3)

Students either program a model or write a paper with high practical or scientific merit. Outcome enhances the chances for employment. Represents the culminating experience for students in this program. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in Financial Engineering program, or consent. (Once a year)

FIN 701 - Theory of International Finance (3)

Concise framework of conceptual knowledge to understand the literature on financial theory and related empirical evidence. Includes fundamentals of capital markets, capital budgeting, utility theory, asset pricing, and international finance. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

FIN 702 - Seminar in International Investments (3)

Seminar covers research issues and methodologies in investments and capital markets. Main topics include theories and empirical characteristics of asset pricing, portfolio diversification and performance evaluation, derivatives, and risk management. A-F only. Pre: 701 and PhD student status in international management, or consent.

FIN 703 - International Corporate Control and Restructuring (3)

Provides and understanding of some of the scholarly research in corporate control and restructuring. Topics include: mergers and takeovers, international corporate governance, corporate restructuring, raising capital, and entrepreneurship. A-F only. Pre: 701 and PhD student status in international management, or consent.

FIN 704 - International Asian Finance (3)

In-depth review of scholarly journal articles and working papers relevant to Asian finance to prepare PhD students for scholarly research work. A-F only. Pre: 701 and PhD student status in international management, or consent.

FIN 799 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area of major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by department chair and the faculty advisor. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management, or consent.

HRM

HRM 200 - Career Development (1)

No description available.

HRM 351 - Human Resource Management (3)

Survey of the field covering recruitment, selection, training, appraisals, grievance handling, communications, discipline, safety, compensation, and benefits.

HRM 353 - Leadership and Group Dynamics (3)

Develop understanding of theory and research on managerial, entrepreneurial leadership and creativity in organizations. Topics include leadership, decision making, motivation, personality, and rewards within group settings.

HRM 354 - Organizational Change and Effectiveness (3)

Identify and evaluate methods to promote an effective change transition through efficient integration of corporate goals with the organizational culture.

HRM 361 - Labor Problems (3)

Problems and economics of labor; history, structure, government, activities of trade unions. DS

HRM 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area within the major field under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and faculty advisor.

HRM 453 - Personnel Compensation (3)

Selected topics. Emphasis on trends, recent issues, job evaluation, incentive systems, salary administration, executive compensation, profit sharing, benefit programs, retirement plans. Pre: 351.

HRM 455 - The Staffing Process (3)

Contemporary practices and trends in personnel planning for a competent work force; legal constraints, recruitment and selection, differential placement, training, career programming. Pre: 351.

HRM 463 - Negotiation and Workplace Dispute Resolution (3)

Theory and practice in negotiating; design and operation of different kinds of workplace dispute resolution (such as mediation, arbitration, and various alternatives); features exercises on bargaining and negotiation and advocacy and decision skills. Pre: 361 or consent. (Spring only)

HRM 465 - Labor and Social Legislation (3)

Evolution, interpretation, and application of labor and social welfare legislation with special emphasis on impact of labor-management relations. Pre: 361.

HRM 467 - Labor Management Relations (3)

Review and analysis of basic factors that distinguish private from public employment relations; examination of the development of recent legislation and programs at the federal, state, and municipal levels. Specific consideration given to current problems on the mainland and Hawai'i. Pre: 361 or consent.

HRM 468 - Training and Development (3)

Analysis of the current concepts and practices in the design, delivery, and assessment of training. A-F only.

HRM 469 - Seminar in HRM (3)

Survey and comparison of labor markets, economic development, and the role of trade unions in developing countries with particular reference to Asia and the Pacific. Pre: 361. DS

HRM 671 - Human Resource Management (3)

Analysis and critical evaluation of basic issues, policies, and trends in personnel administration.

HRM 672 - Training and Development (3)

Covers issues in design, delivery, and assessment of training, theoretical background of training and development process, types of training process, cross cultural and other types of diversity training and development of training modules.

HRM 673 - Advanced Organizational Behavior (3)

Organizational development (OD) and major concepts in organizational behavior. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: fall)

HRM 674 - Finance for Human Resource Management (3)

Intends to give HR professionals a basic overview of the vocabulary and concepts of financial decision-making. Topics include: understanding financial information, budgeting, the finance of retirement and employee benefit and business valuation. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: spring)

HRM 675 - Compensation (3)

Survey of compensation methods and procedures including job evaluations, incentive systems, salary administration, fringe benefits, appropriate legislation, policies and strategy issues of compensation systems.

HRM 676 - The Staffing Process (3)

Recruiting and selection to optimize organizations including job design, job analysis, recruitment and selection methods, such as types of interviews and assessment centers, within legislative environment.

HRM 677 - Negotiations and Labor Relations (3)

Theory and practice of negotiation. Exploration of appropriate strategies, tactics, and communication techniques. Study of dyadic multi-party, cross-cultural, and assisted negotiations. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: summer)

HRM 678 - International Human Resources (3)

Exploring global trends in human resources with focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

HRM 679 - Human Resource Management- Topics (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and trends in human resources. Repeatable four times with change in topics. MHRM majors only. A-F only.

HRM 680 - Human Resource Management Capstone (3)

The final course in the MHRM curriculum. It provides students opportunity to integrate and apply previous course content to their professional organization offering a value-added opportunity to enhance organizational performance. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: summer)

INS

INS 300 - Principles of Insurance (3)

Analysis and treatment of pure risks; utilization of insurance programs to provide protection against financial losses caused by property losses; third-party claims and premature death.

INS 411 - Property and Casualty Insurance (3)

Treatment of risk of financial loss of personal and business property and resulting loss of income occasioned by fire and allied perils. Forms of insurance used by individual business executives and firms including crime, transportation, liability, and worker compensation. Pre: 300.

INS 431 - Life Insurance (3)

Treatment of the risk of premature death through use of various life insurance policies. Policy forms, calculation of premiums, reserves, non-forfeiture values, underwriting, regulation of policy provisions, related coverage. Pre: 300.

ITM

ITM 115 - Using Computers and Applications (3)

Using Windows computers browsers, Microsoft Office (or equivalent) and other applications. A-F only.

ITM 352 - Programming Application Systems (3)

Introduction to applications programming. Fundamentals, essential logic, file handling, report writing. Emphasis on systems development and disciplined programming. A-F only. Pre: ICS 101(Alpha) or equivalent, or consent.

ITM 353 - Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Analysis and design of systems in organizations. Includes role of general systems concepts, systems development life cycle, identifying systems requirements, logical and physical design. Pre: BUS 311, ITM 352.

ITM 354 - Database Systems (3)

Introduction to database management and data structures, including database planning and design, normalization, relational and network data models, and physical organization and implementation. Pre: 353.

ITM 360 - Current Topics in ITM (3)

Repeatable with permission of department chair. Pre: varies with topic.

ITM 385 - Electronic Commerce (3)

Survey of electronic commerce technologies and business strategies, with an emphasis on technology and application development. The development of web-based and multimedia applications; the impacts of EC on business strategy; legal and ethical issues. A-F only. Pre: BUS 311 or consent.

ITM 387 - (Alpha) Advanced Topics in Information Systems (3)

Computerized management information systems, operations research or business statistics: (B) software systems economics; (C) advanced topics in programming; (D) web-based application development; (E) advanced technology in MIS; (F) systems development; (G) database systems; (H) advanced business applications; (J) ethics of technology; (K) business intelligence. Repeatable with permission of department chair. Pre: varies with topic.

ITM 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in special area of major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and the faculty advisor.

ITM 431 - Networking (3)

Basic concepts in data networking, standards, architectures. Local and wide area networks. PC networking. The internet. Telephony and carriers.

ITM 433 - Information Security (3)

Fundamentals of corporate computer and network security management and technologies, viruses, worms, hacking, firewalls, cryptographic protections, incident and disaster response cyberwar. Repeatable one time. Pre: 431 or consent. (Once a year)

ITM 660 - Current Topics in Information Systems (3)

Selected current practices and trends in decision sciences and MIS. May be repeated with change in topic. Pre: BUS 630 and BUS 631, or consent.

ITM 680 - Project Management, Information Technology and Change (3)

Lectures and discussions to contextualize knowledge and techniques of project management in organizational change, globalization and outsourcing, global teamwork, intercultural awareness, negotiation and leadership. Semester long group project. Open to all graduate students. (Once a year)

ITM 685 - Electronic Commerce (3)

Overview and discussion of the latest developments in e-commerce, hardware and software developments to support e-commerce, cases studies of successes and failures, and e-commerce applications with special emphasis on developing countries in Asia. A-F only. Pre: BUS 630 or consent. (Once a year)

ITM 699 - Directed Research (3)

Reading and research in ITM under the direction of a faculty member. A-F only.

ITM 704 - Doctoral Seminar in Information Systems (3)

Extensive and critical review of the IS research literature. Can be retaken for credit. Repeatable three times. A-F only. Pre: CIS 703 (or concurrent) or consent.

ITM 706 - International IT Organizational Research Methods (3)

Overview of current survey methodology and analysis in global information systems research. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

ITM 799 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in an area of information technology management under the direction of faculty member(s). A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MGT

MGT 320 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3)

Covers the role of new ventures and entrepreneurship in the world economy, the formation, funding, marketing, structure and implementation of business ventures.

MGT 321 - Project/Venture Management (3)

Project/venture management application or project/venture management techniques such as planning methods; PERT/CPM forecasting; application of most current practices. Pre: BUS 310 and BUS 315.

MGT 322 - Supply Chain Management (3)

Improving organization productivity with an emphasis on supply chain management principles in terms of scheduling, inventory, quality control techniques, through most current practices. Pre: BUS 310 and BUS 315.

MGT 341 - Behavior in Organizations (3)

Contributions made by sociology, psychology, and related behavioral sciences to the understanding and prediction of human behavior in organizations. Pre: BUS 315. DS

MGT 342 - Multinational Business Management (3)

Introduction to the unique problems and challenges in managing multinational business enterprises. Systems approach to the management process in such multinational firms stressed. Pre: BUS 315.

MGT 343 - Comparative Management Systems: United States and Japan (3)

Similarities and differences in managers, in process of management, and in relevant environmental constraints in Japan and the U.S. Pre: BUS 315.

MGT 344 - Seminar in Management (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and trends in administration. May be repeated with change in topic. Pre: consent.

MGT 345 - Entrepreneurial Ventures (3)

Integrative course in entrepreneurship designed around the development of an original business concept and the completion of a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. Intended as final course for students completing entrepreneurship minor. Pre: 320 or consent.

MGT 348 - History of American Business (3)

The evolution of business enterprise from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on entrepreneurship, technological change, labor-management relations, government-business relations, and economic thought. Case studies of industrial development. (Cross-listed as HIST 378) DH

MGT 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area within the major field under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and faculty advisor. Repeatable one time.

MGT 450 - Family Business (3)

The exploration of business, personal, and interpersonal issues associated with a family owned and managed company. Topics include: family psychology and organizational structure, life cycles in family business, strategic family and business planning, succession planning, family business conflict resolution, estate planning, the role of professional managers, and others. This is not a course about how to become an entrepreneur or how to start or manage a business. It is most appropriate for those students who are part of a family that owns and manages a business. Pre: BUS 315 or graduate status, or consent.

MGT 460 - Asia Pacific Business Systems (3)

Business systems in Asia Pacific countries including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong in terms of particular organization strategies and how they relate to the industrial trade policies. Pre: BBA core excluding BUS 345, or consent.

MGT 461 - Corporate Entrepeneurship (3)

Exploration of the nature and role of entrepreneurship behavior inside larger, established organizations. An examination of obstacles to entrepreneurial activity and approaches to creating work environments that foster entrepreneurship. Pre: 320 or consent.

MGT 643 - (Alpha) Advanced Organizational Behavior (3)

(B) experiential learning (EL); (C) organizational development (OD) and major concepts in organizational behavior.

MGT 644 - Comparative Management (3)

Cross-cultural analysis of the values and environmental constraints that shape management patterns and policies. Emphasis on Pacific area nations.

MGT 645 - New Venture Management (3)

Technical aspects of entrepreneurship, components and requirements for developing a business plan.

MGT 650 - Management Topics (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and trends in administration. May be repeated four times with change in topic. Pre: consent.

MGT 651 - Corporate Entrepeneurship (3)

Entrepreneurship behavior involving the founding of new business units within established companies; understanding and dealing with barriers to entrepreneurship in corporations; recognizing corporate entrepreneurship opportunities; and learning various approaches organizations can take to increase entrepreneurship. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

MGT 660 - Negotiation (3)

Theory and practice of negotiation. Exploration of appropriate strategies, tactics, and communication techniques. Study of dyadic multi-party, cross-cultural, and assisted negotiations.

MGT 670 - (Alpha) International Management and Industrial Relations (3)

Selected topics in international management and industrial relations: (B) Chinese management systems; (C) Japanese management systems; (D) management of multinational corporations; (F) contemporary issues in international business foreign direct investment; (G) cross-cultural communication in international business; (H) interactive strategies in Asian culture; (I) international human resource management; (J) international joint ventures; (K) international management of technology; (M) Korean management systems; (N) multinational corporation and environmental issues; (O) strategy of the multinational corporation; (P) international transfer of technology. Repeatable four times. Pre: consent.

MGT 680 - Entrepreneurship for Science and Technology (3)

Recognizing and screening technology opportunities, the commercialization process, intellectual property acquisition, business model related to high technology strategies needed for growth in high tech firms. A-F only. Pre: 645 or consent. (Once a year)

MGT 681 - Asian/Pacific Entrepreneurship (3)

Innovative ventures, issues related to noticing opportunities, conceptualizing and developing a business model, starting and growing a new venture with specific emphasis on the Asian/Pacific region. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

MGT 701 - Cross-Cultural Management (3)

Provides tools to compare and contrast management practices across nations and to examine the role of culture in shaping those practices. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MGT 704 - PhD Seminar- Corporate Strategy and International Business (3)

Objectives include: explore research topics in corporate strategy and international business, examine conceptual and empirical literature on management of the multinational corporation, and prepare students for comprehensive examination. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MGT 799 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in an area of management under the direction of faculty member(s). A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MKT

MKT 311 - Consumer Behavior (3)

Analysis of consumer behavior and motivation; principles of learning, personality, perception, and group influence, with emphasis upon mass communication effects. Pre: BUS 312 or consent. (Cross-listed as PSY 385) DS

MKT 321 - Marketing Research (3)

Research aids to marketing management; nature of the research process; planning research including problems of sampling and measurement; experimental and non-experimental methods and techniques; analysis of data. Pre: BUS 310 and BUS 312, or consent. DS

MKT 331 - Marketing Communications (3)

In-depth coverage of the major communication tools used in marketing such as advertising, sales promotion, public relations and the internet. Emphasis on integrated marketing communications. Pre: BUS 312 or consent.

MKT 332 - Integrated Communication Campaigns (3)

Management of integrated marketing communications campaigns. Includes: conducting target market and competitor research, developing creative content and media strategies, production of communication materials and completion of major real world project. Pre: 331 and BUS 312.

MKT 341 - Retailing Management (3)

Principles, functions, and analysis of opportunities and problems in retailing: location and layout; merchandise planning; buying and selling; organizational forms and design; expense analysis and control; coordination of store activities. Pre: BUS 312 or consent.

MKT 351 - Professional Selling (3)

Emphasis on selling technique, social-psychological principles of persuasion, and interpersonal communication. Lecture, discussion, and application of relevant principles and techniques. A-F only. Pre: BUS 312 or consent.

MKT 352 - Sales Management (3)

Delves into the sales management process. Through a variety of activities, students gain experience in sales planning, recruiting and training sales people, methods of motivating and compensating, territory management and sales team communications. Pre: BUS 312 or consent.

MKT 361 - Seminar in Marketing (3)

Study and discussion of significant topics and problems in the field of marketing. May be repeated four times with change in topic. Pre: consent and usually senior standing.

MKT 362 - Internet Marketing (3)

Examines use of internet in the marketing of goods and services; for example new product development, marketing research, direct sales and marketing communications on the World Wide Web. Real world projects provide opportunities for application. Pre: BUS 311 and BUS 312, or consent.

MKT 363 - Customer Relationship Management (3)

Focuses on the evolving field of customer relationship management. Students learn how to manage marketing information and decision-making systems that maximize customer retention and build long-term relationships. A-F only. Pre: BUS 311, or consent.

MKT 372 - Marketing for New Ventures (3)

Examines role of marketing in the formation and launch of entrepreneurial ventures within and outside of ongoing businesses. Emphasis on new product development and low cost, high impact marketing activities. Pre: BUS 312 or consent.

MKT 381 - Multinational Marketing (3)

Principles and topics related to international marketing, with emphasis on strategic planning and applications. Pre: BUS 312 or consent.

MKT 391 - Marketing Strategies (3)

Decision-making by the marketing executive; integration of all elements of the marketing program based on actual business situations. Pre: 311, 321, and one other marketing course above 311; or consent.

MKT 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area of major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and the faculty advisor. Repeatable unlimited times.

MKT 410 - Software Tools in Marketing (3)

Focuses on computer software tools designed to help managers make more informed marketing decisions. Through hands-on experience, students learn software skills useful in marketing management, marketing research, sales and advertising. A-F only. Pre: BUS 310 and BUS 312; or consent.

MKT 411B - Imagination, Entrepreneurship and Business Problem-Solving (3)

Application of creative process to problems encountered in venture creation/growth. Student problem-solving styles are characterized and implications drawn for generation of breakthrough ideas. Tools for facilitating creative solutions to marketing problems are investigated. Pre: junior standing and BUS 312; or consent.

MKT 651 - Advanced Marketing Management (3)

A case course in the application of advanced marketing methods. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 652 - Japanese Marketing Systems (3)

Specialized study of Japanese marketing systems, considers both global and domestic marketing activities in the context of the Japanese economy. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 653 - International Marketing Management (3)

Integrated and comparative approach to international marketing management. Emphasis on the development of a competitive strategy in a global environment. Applications to both developing and industrialized markets. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 654 - Marketing Communications Management (3)

Emphasis on developing integrated advertising, sales promotion, public relations and internet communication strategies that build brand equity. Includes relevant customer behavior and real world applications. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 656 - Creativity in Marketing (3)

Thought processes that relate to creativity. Through a series of exercises, students experience enriched creativity and enhanced communication skills. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 657 - Services Marketing (3)

Conceptual understanding of distinctive aspects of services, services management, and services research. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 658 - Digital Marketing Management (3)

Examines digital marketing’s role in new product development; direct sales; marketing communications via the internet, social media, and mobile devices; and digital tools such as online tracking and analysis. Real activities provide opportunities for application. A-F only. Pre: BUS 623 or consent. (Fall only)

MKT 690 - Advanced Seminar in Marketing (3)

Significant topics, problems in marketing. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: BUS 623 or consent.

MKT 701 - International Marketing Theory (3)

Focuses on the building blocks of theory, their use, and evolution within a marketing context. Explores marketing theories, theory construction, and the creation of marketing knowledge. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MKT 702 - International Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior (3)

Focuses on consumer behavior theory with a strong emphasis on cross-cultural research issues and methodology. Provides in-depth review of important published work in traditional and cross-cultural consumer behavior fields. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MKT 703 - International Marketing Strategy Doctoral Seminar (3)

Focuses on theories of strategic marketing and planning. Explores the theoretical principles of marketing concepts, tools, and processes that can be used to help an organization develop a sustainable competitive advantage. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MKT 704 - Advanced Topics in International Marketing Seminar (3)

Selected topics in any aspect of international marketing to increase exposure to the range of issues researchers commonly confront. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MKT 799 - Directed Research (V)

Reading and research in an area of marketing under the direction of faculty member(s). A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

RE

RE 300 - Principles of Real Estate (3)

Principles affecting the allocation and utilization of real estate resources, including legal, physical, economic elements; valuation; market analysis; finance; investments, and public and private externalities affecting the allocation and utilization of real estate resources.

RE 310 - Real Estate and Environmental Law (3)

Property rights, land tenure, agency, contracts and negotiation theory, title conveyancing and escrow, mortgage instruments, fair housing, state and federal environmental policy

RE 320 - Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)

Financial and investment techniques used to evaluate real property and real estate security investments.

RE 330 - Real Estate Appraisal/Analysis (3)

Analysis of real property, including feasibility analysis, market analysis, income property capitalization, and general real estate valuation techniques.

RE 351 - Tourism Destination Development (3)

Examination of the interrelationships of social, economic, and physical aspects of total resort development, with emphasis on physical development of tourist centers and resort areas. Pre: TIM 101.

RE 390 - Current Topics in Real Estate Analysis (3)

Consideration of various special concepts and problems in real estate. Repeatable unlimited times.

RE 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area within the major field under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and faculty advisor. Repeatable unlimited times.

RE 674 - Real Estate Investment Analysis (3)

Development of strategic business plans for the optimization of a firm's real property assets. Includes facilities utilization audits, contingency planning, and the impact of new techniques.