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Planning, Analysis, and Control

Planning, Analysis, and Control provides students with the basic process and analytic frameworks to support Corporate/Division/Business Unit managers in both their day-to-day management tasks and their quarterly/annual financial management responsibilities. It also is highly relevant for entrepreneurs trying to decide how best to manage their business. This concentration is particularly relevant for students who plan on working within the finance and accounting function of a large or small domestic or international business. They will need to work with strategic planning, budget, and forecast processes, preparing for monthly/quarterly/annual strategic and operational review processes, and supporting management with day-to-day decision analysis support in such areas as new product/service introductions, pricing, cost control, outsourcing, and capital spending.

Sponsored by: Accounting and Law Division

Faculty Contacts: C. "Tony" Wain and Jan Bell

Faculty contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration. You should feel free to contact these faculty with questions.

Required Courses

A) Choose one:

  • ACC 3502 Intermediate Accounting I: Finance 
  • ACC 3501 Intermediate Accounting II

B) Required:

  • ACC 3510 Financial Planning & Cost Control

C) Required:

  • FIN 3515 Corporate Financial Management

D) Choose one:

  • ACC 4510 Management Planning & Control
  • ECN 3655 Managerial Economics
  • FIN 3520 Security Valuation 
  • FIN 4540 Corporate Financial Strategy

Courses Suggested But Not Required

  • TAX 3500 Taxes
  • MCFE Field Project
  • EPS 3501 Entrepreneurship and Opportunities
  • EPS 3550 Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • FIN 3560 Financial Markets and Instruments
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business Fall
  • ECN 3665 International Finance
  • MOB 4510 Strategic Decision Making
  • MOB 3535 Strategy Execution