Additional topics include accounting for purchases and sales, receivables and payables, cash and inventories, plant and equipment, depreciation and natural resources, intangible assets, and payrolls. Sole proprietorships and partnerships are also examined.
This course examines the effort of the enterprise to secure profits and the nature of demand for its products.Instruction emphasizes both micro and macro-economic issues that have relevance in the business environment.
Topics include cost and production, allocation of resources through competition, forms of market competition, relation of size to efficiency, markets for productive factors, incentives and growth, and capital budgeting. Various concepts of algebra and statistics may be used in the analysis of economic theory.
This course provides a fundamental background of quantitative techniques applicable for administrators in the public and private economic sectors, as well as a solid review of Pre-MBA mathematics.
Topics include linear and matrix algebra (with special emphasis on demand/supply and cost/revenue analysis), and differential calculus. Students are encouraged to bring in examples of mathematical applications based on their professional experiences.
Build a strong foundation of knowledge with this introductory course to marketing. This course surveys marketing methods, practices, and institutions from the perspectives of manufacturers, distributors, and consumers.
Students examine marketing concepts, functions, operations, and organizations of retail and wholesale enterprises; distribution channels; market research; advertising; marketing costs; pricing strategies; cooperative marketing; marketing legislation and regulations; and current trends.
This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of corporate finance, with an emphasis on the methods and sources of financing for corporations.
Topics include corporate financial analysis, financial planning procedures, present value and security valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure and approaches to raising capital. The course also covers securities markets, factors and models explaining security returns, and the concept of market efficiency.
This course will be the capstone in UCLA Extension’s Pre-MBA Program. The course objective is to teach students a way of thinking that leads to effective strategy development and operational problem-solving using instructor selected case studies that well integrate the Pre-MBA marketing, finance, accounting, business economics, and business mathematics courses.
Students will be challenged to evaluate specific business scenarios to achieve an increased proficiency in evaluating, recommending, and forecasting strategic alternatives and potential changes to enhance organizational success, effectiveness, and efficiencies.