Cox School of Business - Courses of Study
The following business courses have been approved by the faculty of the Edwin
L. Cox School of Business. It should be noted that not all courses described in this
catalog are necessarily offered in any given academic year. Students should check
published course schedules to see which courses are offered at a particular time.
Departments of Instruction
Courses are listed under the following:
Accounting; Business Administration; Business Leadership Institute; Caruth
Institute of Entrepreneurship; Finance; Information Technology and Operations
Management; Marketing; Management and Organizations; Real Estate, Law and
Risk Management; and Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
There have been some course changes and new courses added. Students should
use caution in selecting courses to avoid repetition of courses previously taken.
Professor Joseph Magliolo, Department Chair
Professors: Hemang A. Desai, Wayne H. Shaw; Associate Professors: Nilabhra Bhattacharya,
J. Douglas Hanna, Michael F. van Breda; Assistant Professors: Zining Li, Mina
J. Pizzini, Ramgopal Venkataraman, Wendy M. Wilson, Jeff Jiewei Yu; Senior Lecturers:
Barry J. Bryan, Susan M. Riffe, Gregory A. Sommers.
See requirements to major in Accounting in the Programs of Study section.
B.B.A. degree-seeking students should take ACCT 2301 and 2302 during their sophomore
year. Matriculated students must take these courses in residence.
The mission of the Edwin L. Cox B.B.A. Leadership Institute (BLI) is to help
students achieve professional success by becoming more effective communicators
and leaders. Toward that end, the BLI seeks to:
The BLI employs a variety of instructional techniques to impart key concepts
and skills and expose students to the real world of business. Techniques include
lecture, class discussion, self-assessments, small-group projects, role-play simulations,
corporate visits and guest speakers from the corporate and non-profit
- Improve studentsí writing, interpersonal and presentation skills as well as
their ability to plan and manage projects in a team setting.
- Increase studentsí understanding of the vital role communications, integrity,
ethics and trust play in running a successful business.
- Enhance studentsí appreciation for the contemporary issues and topics that
impact businesses on a daily basis, including corporate structure, global
competition, legislation/regulation and diversity.
Professor William Maxwell, Department Chair
Professors: Andrew H. Chen, Darius P. Miller, Albert W. Niemi, James L. Smith, Rex W.
Thompson, Michel R. Vetsuypens; Associate Professors: Chun H. Lam, Kumar Venkataraman;
Assistant Professors: Amar Gande, Swaminathan Kalpathy, Qin Lei, Natalia I. Reisel,
Johan Sulaeman; Visiting Assistant Professor: Anchada Aida Charoenrook; Senior Lecturers:
Brian R. Bruce, Michael L. Davis; Lecturer: Charles B. Ruscher.
See requirements to major in Finance in the Programs of Study section.
Professor John H. Semple, Department Chair
Professors: Amit Basu, Bezalel Gavish, Marion G. Sobol; Associate Professor: Ulrike
Schultze; Assistant Professors: Aydin Alptekinoglu, Sreekumar R. Bhaskaran, Karthik
Ramachandran; Senior Lecturers: Ellen Parker Allen, James C. Collins, Jr., Amy V. Puelz.
See requirements to major in Information Systems in the Programs of Study section.
B.B.A. degree-seeking students should take ITOM 2305 (or STAT 2301 or STAT 2331) and
2308 during their sophomore year.
Associate Professor Don VandeWalle, Department Chair
Professors: Robin L. Pinkley, Miguel A. Quinones; Associate Professors: Mel Fugate,
Ellen F. Jackofsky; Assistant Professors: Jay Carson, Peter A. Heslin, Maribeth Kuenzi,
Robert W. Rasberry.
See requirements to major in Management in the Programs of Study section.
Associate Professor Raj Sethuraman, Department Chair
Professors: Thomas E. Barry, William R. Dillon, Daniel J. Howard, Roger A. Kerin, Zannie
G. Voss; Associate Professors: Richard A. Briesch, Edward J. Fox, Tasadduq Shervani,
Jacquelyn S. Thomas, Glenn Voss; Assistant Professors: Joonwook Park, T. Andrew Poehlman,
Priyali Rajagopal; Senior Lecturers: Charles A. Besio, Sonja C. Corbin, Judy H.
See requirements to major in Marketing in Programs of Study section.
Professor William B. Brueggeman, Department Chair
Associate Professor: Robert Puelz; Senior Lecturers: Barbara W. Kincaid, Catherine
See requirements to major in Real Estate Finance in the Programs of Study section.
Professor Gordon Walker, Department Chair
Professor: Maria A. Minniti; Associate Professors: David Carroll Croson, David T. Lei;
Assistant Professor: Qi Zhou; Visiting Assistant Professor: Panayiota Konstantina
Kiousis; Scholar-in-Residence: Dwight R. Lee.
Jerry White, Director