Strategic Allocation of Financial Resources – BUSI 730

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The advanced study of accounting and financial decision making techniques and models that are useful in the translation of strategic and operational goals related to resource allocation into specific budgetary expectations of revenue, expenses, capital expenditures, and needs for external funding, including analysis of the effects of contingencies that might cause financial outcomes to vary from budgeted expectations.

Prerequisites

BUSI 700, 710

Rationale

BUSI 730 is an advanced study of the application of accounting and finance decision-making techniques and models to integrate strategic planning and budgeting in the allocation of financial resources.

Mission/Vision/Philosophy

The mission of the DBA program is to provide an opportunity for qualified students to attain academic, professional, and practical competence—within the Christian worldview—which prepares students for opportunities, and corresponding additional responsibilities, beyond the master's degree level. The DBA program emphasizes practical and real-world applications in both the course work and the major applied doctoral research project requirements.

The vision of the DBA program is to produce graduates with intellectual and professional competencies in the following areas:

  • the ability to present and defend arguments based on theories, concepts, and empirical evidence in matters relating to research methodology and research design, as well as those relating to the business disciplinary domain in which the research is located;
  • the ability to demonstrate the capacity for reflective and analytical business thinking;
  • the ability to draw together relevant concepts and theories from different business disciplines in order to gain a better understanding of the organizational context in which particular problems or opportunities arise;
  • the ability to analyze problems and issues arising in business and management contexts, utilizing relevant theories, concepts, and empirical findings;
  • the ability to identify and analyze questions and issues in business; and
  • the ability to design, implement, and successfully conclude empirical research projects.

Each of the above will be considered in light of biblical principles, and be integrated within the Christian worldview.

The DBA program philosophy supports both the program mission and vision, and is as follows. PhD programs in business focus intensively on preparing candidates for academic careers and to conduct highly specialized academic research, i.e., the development of new theory in business and other related business fields. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs focus on the application of theory rather than on the development of new theory. While also intended to prepare graduates for academic careers, the DBA, by virtue of its focus on application of theory, has more practical application in managerial settings than the PhD.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate qualitative aspects of business scenarios with quantitative application of various accounting and financial decision-making techniques to determine appropriate allocation of financial resources (Synthesis, DBA PLO 1).
  2. Analyze various aspects of financial and operating budgets as they relate to resource allocation (Synthesis, DBA PLO 3).
  3. Construct a Thematic Integration of Faith and Learning Paper that integrates course concepts with a biblical worldview (Synthesis, DBA PLO 4).
  4. Write a doctoral-level ADRP Prospectus related to course concepts (Synthesis, DBA PLO 2).

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

This course requires 2 distinct discussion forums. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.

Real World Application Papers (2)

This course requires 2 distinct Real World Application Papers. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.

Thematic Integration of Faith and Learning Paper

This course requires 1 Thematic Integration of Faith and Learning Paper. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.

Literature Review

This course requires 1 Literature Review. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the Course Content section of Blackboard.