Graduate Catalog

2013 – 2014

2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archive

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763

Revised May 2013

Business Administration

Graduate Center
1160 McDermott Drive
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2608
Fax: 610-436-2439
Dr. Christ, M.B.A. Director

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Dr. Lori Fuller, Chairperson


A.J. Cataldo II, C.P.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Associate Professors

Kevin E. Flynn, C.P.A., M.S., Drexel University
Lori Fuller, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Peter Oehlers, C.P.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Assistant Professor

Richard Barndt, C.P.A., M.B.A., La Salle University

Course Descriptions

Symbol: ACC

500 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3) A study of financial recording for describing the fiduciary status of an organization, including the reporting of assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, revenues, and expenses. The course also includes analysis of financial information as the basis for management decisions. This course is designed for students admitted to the M.B.A. program without recent course work in accounting and is equivalent to two undergraduate courses.

601 Strategic Cost Management (3) Cost management across the supply chain is integrated with strategic analysis to understand the role of financial and nonfinancial information in operational and strategic decision making. Topics include value-chain analysis, cost-driver analysis, activity-based management, line of business evaluation, technology costing, quality cost management, and the balanced scorecard. The importance of ethical conduct also is covered. PREREQ: MKT 603.