Strategic Allocation of Financial Resources – BUSI 730

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


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.


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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

This course requires 2 distinct discussions. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in each assignment.

Real World Application Paper Assignments (3)

This course requires 3 distinct Real World Application Papers. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the the assigned modules.

Literature Review Topic Assignment

The student will be required to submit a topic selection in the assigned module: week for approval. 

Literature Review Detailed Outline Assignment

In this assignment, the student will develop a detailed outline for the Literature Review. The assignment must be written in current APA format and should include the peer-reviewed sources, as appropriate, related to your strategic allocation of financial resources topic.

Literature Review Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The student will develop an annotated bibliography of at least 10 resources. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubric, and due date are listed in the assigned module: week.

Literature Review Draft Submission Assignment

The Literature Review Assignment will be check for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary changes prior to submitting the final assignment. 

Literature Review Assignment

This course requires 1 Literature Review. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubrics, and due dates are listed in the assigned module: week.

Faith Integration Assignment

After reflecting upon everything that has been learned, the student will provide a final culminating paper that integrates biblical principles with the course content. The specific requirements, point weightings, grading rubric, and due date are listed in the assigned module.