This course will focus on introducing students to the financial strategies required for non-financial managers working in a global economic environment. The course will present a high level overview of various accounting and financial processes, as well as other resources necessary for decision making and organizational strategic planning purposes. (3 credits)
- OEL 501: Learning Community
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of accounting and financial management processes.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and analyze organizational budgets for forecasting purposes.
- Explain global economic threats and the challenges it presents for organizations.
- Apply the financial strategies required for organizational decision making to a business dilemma.
- Demonstrate ability to conduct research, analyze financial statements, and other organizational information to develop organizational strategic planning processes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of organizational marketing concepts and how they relate to an effective organization.
Applicable Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- PLO 5. Construct organizational leadership strategies.
- PLO 7. Design and implement organizational change processes.
- PLO 8. Create strategies to support intercultural/global inter-relationships.
- PLO 9. Develop strategies that support the advancement of organization's vision and mission.
- PLO 12. Apply financial and economic tools to improve organizational performance.
- PLO 13. Conduct research utilizing online sources and databases and write research papers that analyze and synthesize information and data gathered.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions: 10 @ 25 points each
Writing Assignments (Weeks 1,2, 5, 6): 4 @ 100 points each
Game Theory Writing Assignment (Week 4)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Froeb, McCann, Shor and Ward (2018). Managerial Economics: A Problem Solving Approach. 5th ed. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9781337106665
Supplemental Required Readings/Resources
(Provided in the course)
- Financial Management Processes
- Organizational Marketing Concepts
- Top Ten Global Economic Challenges http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2007/02/globaleconomics
Supplemental Required Readings/Resources
(Available in the Charter Oak Library)
Organizational Decision Making
Elbanna, S. (2016). Managers' autonomy, strategic control, organizational politics and strategic
planning effectiveness: An empirical investigation into missing links in the hotel sector. Tourism Management, 52210-220. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2015.06.025
Luoma, J. (2016). Model-based organizational decision making: A behavioral lens. European
Journal Of Operational Research, 249(3), 816-826. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2015.08.039
Hannan, R. L., Rankin, F. W., & Towry, K. L. (2010). Flattening the organization: The effect of
Organizational reporting structure on budgeting effectiveness. Review of Accounting Studies, 15(3), 503-536. doi: http://dx.doi.org.cosc.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s11142-010-9132-5
Global and Economic Effects on Organizations
Peric, M., & Vitezic, V. (2016). Impact of global economic crisis on firm growth. Small Business
Economics, 46(1), 1-12. doi http://dx.doi.org.cosc.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s11187-015-9671-z
Barge-gil, A., & Modrego, A. (2011). The impact of research and technology organizations on firm
competitiveness. measurement and determinants. Journal of Technology Transfer, 36(1), 61-83. doi: http://dx.doi.org.cosc.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10961-009-9132-4
Organizational Marketing Concepts
Mena, J. A., & Chabowski, B. R. (2015). The role of organizational learning in stakeholder marketing.
Academy of Marketing Science.Journal, 43(4), 429-452. doi: http://dx.doi.org.cosc.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s11747-015-0442-9
Readings and Exercises
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Pricing, Costs and Profits
Pricing for Greater Profit
Strategic Decision Making
Managing Organizational Dynamics
Wrap Up - What Have You Learned
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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