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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECO6419

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: USF-STPT approved 10/2008; to System 5/10/11; to SCNS 5/18/11. Appd eff 6/1/11.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2461 2011-02-14
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Business Administration BP 140100
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Alison Watkins 34086

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECO 6419 Managerial Analysis

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Managerial Analysis
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0


    MBA Essentials or their equivalent



    Course Description

    A combination of statistical methods and micro-economic analysis and their application for managers of organizations. The course uses statistics and economic reasoning to help managers better understand consumer behavior and cost measures for the firm.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    100 students per year

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D in Economics with a statistical background

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1)analysis of the forces of supply and demand and how these economic factors affect the consumer behavior

    2)understanding production, cost, and the economic behavior of firms in society,

    3)demonstration of an ability to understand different market structures in which firms operate; and

    4)using statistical methods and other aspects of decision methods as part of business strategy

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course:

    (1) Students will be able to interpret and analyze statistical data relating to an organization's activities.

    (2)Students will be able to analyze and interpret an economic model regarding the pricing or costing decision of a company.

    C. Major Topics

    1)Economic view of behavior

    2)Application of economic and quantitative tools to business strategy

    3)Supply and demand, markets, elasticity and applications

    4)Estimating cost and revenue functions of the firm

    5)Estimating product demand for individual firms

    6)Market structure and pricing strategies

    7)Game theory (decision theory) applied to oligopoly.

    8)Labor and capital markets, including social issues in these markets

    9)Forecasting and time series analysis

    10)Regression analysis and its use by managers

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Week Chapter*

    1 1,2 Introduction

    2 3,4 Supply and Demand Models

    3 5 Consumer Demand:Use of Statistical Methods

    4 5 Consumer Demand:Use of Statistical Methods

    5 Exam 1

    6 6 Cost Estimation: Use of Statistical Methods

    7 7 Cost Estimation: Use of Statistical Methods

    8 12 Risk Analysis

    9 6 Production and Costs

    10 Exam 2

    11 8,9 Market Models

    12 9 Market Models

    13 10 Pricing Strategies

    14 11 Game Theory Models

    15 11 Market Failure

    16 Exam 3 and make up exam

    * Chapter assignments are from the textbook

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Three exams: Each count 1/3 of course grade. Final grade distribution as follows:

    A+:(100-95) B+:(87.9-85) C+:(77.9-75) D:(67.9-60)

    A: (94.9-91) B: (84.9-81 C: (74.9-71) F: 59.9-0

    A-: (90.9-88) B-: (80.9-78) C-: (70.9-68)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Three exams: Each count 1/3 of course grade. Final grade distribution as follows:

    Reading Assignments in Part U above.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    SPRING 2011 Syllabus:

    You may be allowed to make-up either exam one or exam two exam provided sufficient documentation is presented. If you do miss either exam 1 or exam 2 you must earn a B- or better in the exam you do take in order to take the make-up exam. There will be a 1.5-hour exam covering topics on exam 1 and 2 given at the end of the semester that will serve as a make exam. You will be awarded an “I” if you miss exam 3 (but again, you will need sufficient documentation), but only if your average on Exam 1 and exam 2 is a B- or better. A better option if you cannot attend an exam may be to arrange an early exam. Early exams may be available during normal business hours (M-F, 9 am- 5 pm), subject to college of business approval.

    Academic Dishonesty: See USF Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process at Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “F” for the specific exam or course work and a grade of “F” or “FF” for the course. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of the College. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found a the web address listed above.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    USFSP MBA Program

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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