Business Administration Courses


Accounting Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


ACCT 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 2 Credits.

ACCT 251. PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Introduction to the underlying principles of financial accounting and the application of such data to financial decisions.

ACCT 252. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
Introduces the principles and techniques of managerial accounting. Emphasizes the use of information outputs from the managerial accounting information system in making managerial decisions.

ACCT 261. BUSINESS LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Law as it applies to the business world. Explores background of our system of legal process. Examines law and its social environment and its impact on business organizations and transactions.

ACCT 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-10 Credits.

ACCT 323. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS. 2 Credits.

Notes: taught by an Accounting Professional.
Pre-requisites: ACCT 251, ACCT 252, BUED 425 or permission of instructor.
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn current versions of Intuit QuickBooks while learning how to communicate and advise clients. Through workplace simulations and project-based learning, students create and maintain accounts in order to increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

ACCT 351. INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I. 4 Credits.

Notes: ACCT 351, ACCT 352, ACCT 353 are sequential and cannot be taken out of order or concurrently.
Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
Financial accounting principles and practice: postulates and principles underlying the presentation and interpretation of financial statements, including: working capital, investments, plant assets, long-term liabilities, partnership formation, partnership dissolution and stockholders’ equity.

ACCT 352. INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II. 4 Credits.

See ACCT 351.

ACCT 353. INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III. 4 Credits.

ACCT 356. COST ACCOUNTING I. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: completion of CPLA 100 and CPLA 101 or CPLA 120; completion of a math course that satisfies math proficiency (MATH 200 is highly recommended), ACCT 251, ACCT 252, DSCI 245, junior standing.
Cost determination and control: cost accounting theory and accounting for manufacturing operations. Emphasis on historic and standard costs, standard cost variance determination, budgeting and cost allocation.

ACCT 357. COST ACCOUNTING II. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 356.
Cost analysis and control principles and methods applied to manufacturing operations and decision making; applications of information theory to cost accounting reports and decision making; applications of information theory to cost accounting reports and decision processes.

ACCT 358. ACCOUNTING FOR NON-PROFIT ENTITIES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
Concepts, principles and procedures of fund accounting and accounting for not-for-profit entities. Emphasis on accounting principles and budgetary control, financial reporting and auditing for effective financial administration of governmental and other non-profit entitites.

ACCT 359. ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 351, ACCT 356, and MISC 211.
This course covers the application of concepts and techniques for the design, function, separation and evaluation of accounting systems. The course also focuses on accounting system design and evaluation in providing timely information along with problems in accounting-system installation and revision.

ACCT 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ACCT 422. ADVANCED BUSINESS LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 261; senior standing.
Business ethics and social responsibility; public law and regulation including securities law, antitrust law, consumer law, labor law, and debtor/creditor relations.

ACCT 450. AUDITING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 353, ACCT 356, ACCT 359.
Generally accepted auditing standards and principles; auditing objectives and methodology; ethical responsibility of the C.P.A. in financial reporting and auditing.

ACCT 451. ADVANCED AUDITING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 450.
Special topics in auditing with emphasis on EDP and statistical auditing. Auditing objectives, methodology, and generally accepted auditing standards as they relate to EDP and statistical auditing. Practical audit experience through hands-on computer use on audit cases.

ACCT 452. CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING THEORY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 353, ACCT 356 and ACCT 359.
This course covers contemporary accounting issues and their theoretical implications; review of accounting literature and research studies and pronouncements of the FASB and other professional organizations.

ACCT 453. ADVANCED ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Selected special topics in financial accounting. Emphasis on financial accounting theory for partnerships, corporate combinations, and other selected advanced topics in financial accounting. Study of official pronouncements and major literature in the above areas.

ACCT 454. FEDERAL INCOME TAX I. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
Provisions and principles of federal income tax laws affecting the determination of taxable income, tax liability and tax planning for individuals.

ACCT 455. FEDERAL INCOME TAX II. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 454.
Provisions and principles of federal income tax laws affecting the determination of taxable income and tax liability of corporations and information returns and tax planning for partnerships.

ACCT 456. FEDERAL INCOME TAX III. 4 Credits.

Special topics in federal income taxation. Emphasis on tax research and planning. Designed for specialists in tax work. Technical aspects of taxation - estates, trust, pension and profit-sharing plans, foreign income/foreign taxpayers and audits - tax fraud, rules of evidence and ethics of tax practice.

ACCT 457. INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Notes: core class requirement of International Business Major.
Pre-requisites: ACCT 251, ACCT 252.
This course explores financial reporting and other pertinent issues related to International Accounting. The course will emphasize a user over a preparer perspective.

ACCT 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ACCT 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

ACCT 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

ACCT 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

ACCT 522. ADVANCED BUSINESS LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
The course is designed to obtain a fundamental understanding of business law for the business law section of the CPA exam and, more importantly, to be useful in corporate and individual life-long dealings with contracts and law.

ACCT 539. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
Elective courses will be offered on a variety of topics, including but not limited to Forensic Accounting, Health Care Accounting, Health Care Business Law, Tax Research, Tax Planning, Accounting for Natural Resources and Sustainability, Professional Financial Accounting Research, Professional Consulting in an Accounting Firm, Business Analytics in Accounting Practice, Accounting History, Accountants as Academicians. The topics of specific ACCT 539 courses offered each quarter are determined by a combination of student and faculty interest and availability. Please refer to EagleNet for current quarterly offerings.

ACCT 551. ADVANCED AUDITING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
This course covers auditing terminology, concepts, principles and examines the procedures for accumulating and evaluating of evidence about information by a competent, independent person to determine and report on the degree of correspondence between the information and established criteria. Auditing challenges you to apply what you have learned in your other accounting classes for the purpose of obtaining and evaluating the evidence and reporting on what you have found.

ACCT 552. CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING THEORY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
The course is designed to develop an understanding of the concepts, principles, and practices of different accounting issues around the world while assisting students to analyze the conceptual and measurement issues relating to the impact of economic transactions and events on the income and financial position of the firm as viewed from inside and outside the firm. The methods and rationale for producing and disclosing financial information will be examined while learning and understanding contemporary issues of accounting.

ACCT 553. ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
This course is intended to provide comprehensive coverage of complex financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting. The content of the course provides students with tools to develop an in-depth understanding of the financial accounting topics of consolidation of related entities into one set of financial statements, as well as an introduction to variable interest entities, accounting for derivatives, and accounting for partnerships.

ACCT 554. INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
This course is intended to provide coverage of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as understanding of how corporate accounting is practiced and regulated throughout the world today. Special attention is paid to the accounting traditions in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The important roles played by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Securities and Exchange Commission will be included.

ACCT 555. ADVANCED TAX. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
Covering the rules on the taxation of C Corporations (taxable corporations) and pass through entities, including Subchapter S Corporations, Partnerships (which covers most Limited Liability Companies as well as general and limited partnerships. The course also orients the student with the tax research process using an online database and hard copy research sources and requires preparation of a tax research memorandum to a hypothetical client undergoing a corporate tax audit with the IRS.

ACCT 557. COST ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
The course is designed to extend and apply the knowledge base in cost accounting and provide a further understanding of managerial accounting issues in planning, organizing and controlling organizational activities. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision-making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, and developing measures to assess performance. Furthermore, the course focuses on 1. cost control and profit analysis; 2. control systems (e.g., performance evaluation) that accommodate the needs of large and decentralized business enterprises.

ACCT 558. ACCOUNTING FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
This course is concerned with the concepts, principles and procedures used in the accounting for governmental and nonprofit organizations, including an emphasis on legal and contractual compliance.

ACCT 596. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental.

ACCT 598. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 2-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission into MPAcc program.
Special topics in selective industries’ accounting principles and other issues.

ACCT 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 2-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Students take intensive and rigorous independent study of a special area in accounting, resulting in a research paper outcome.

ACCT 695. MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP. 2-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Faculty supervised educational internship with a public firm, private accounting company, business, government or non-profit organization.


Business Administration Courses


BADM 500. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. 4 Credits.

Notes: not open to those who have completed ECON 200 and ECON 201.
This course does not count toward the MBA degree without permission of the MBA Director. This is an accelerated course in micro- and macroeconomic principles, including these topics: functioning of a price system, supply and demand, forms of markets, theory of factor income, market interventions by government, macroeconomic measurements, determinants of national income and output, effects of monetary and fiscal policy and long-term growth.

BADM 503. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN BUSINESS. 4 Credits.

Notes: this course does not count toward the MBA degree without permission of the MBA Director.
Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA director.
An accelerated course in descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic regression analysis, chi-square analysis and quality control methodology.

BADM 504. PLANNING METHODS II: POPULATION AND ECONOMY. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: PLAN 504.
Pre-requisites: PLAN 503.
An introduction and application of population forecasting, economic analysis, and cost/benefit techniques and their application to planning problems. Students also learn to incorporate information from these techniques into professional planning reports and policy analysis.

BADM 505. ESSENTIALS OF ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Notes: this course does not count toward the MBA degree without permission of the MBA Director.
Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA director.
An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information.

BADM 510. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: ECON 575.
Notes: may be stacked with ECON 475.
Pre-requisites: ECON 200 and ECON 201 or BADM 500.
Development prospects of present-day underdeveloped countries. Historical development of industrial countries by analogy. Attention given to both economic and non-economic factors in the development process and to population problems and human resource development.

BADM 515. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS. 4 Credits.

This course is a study of economic theory and its specific applications to the manager’s decision-making.

BADM 518. URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: ECON 558.
Notes: may be stacked with ECON 458.
Pre-requisites: ECON 200 and ECON 201 or BADM 500.
The major purpose of the course is to learn basic theories, methods and models in urban regional economics. First, we will consider basic models and theories to explain why, how and where urban areas exist, how urban areas have evolved over time and the location decisions of firms and households. Second, we will draw upon economic theories and use the tools of economics to analyze issues facing urban areas. These issues include urban poverty, congestion, crime, pollution, housing, foreclosure, segregation, drug usage, among others. We will consider policy options that can be used to address these issues and consider relevant economic research in the area.

BADM 520. DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA director or admission to the MBA program.
A career in management is likely to involve decision making based on data. It is important to be able to organize and use data appropriately and intelligently to make decisions. This course provides an understanding of the statistical and data analysis tools that are necessary in managerial decision making. It should make you aware of how data analysis tools can be used and misused within an organization.

BADM 530. CORPORATE FINANCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission to the MBA Program.
This course covers an analysis of valuation issues and project analysis as well as the relationship between risk, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. It examines contemporary issues and problems confronting financial managers.

BADM 531. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA director or admission to the MBA program.
This course prepares students to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. The course integrates various concepts and different procedures to provide both financial and accounting set of important analytical tools including abilities to read, interpret and compare financial statements, understand cash flow, different accounts on companies’ balance sheet and income statements, basic profitability and risk analysis issues, ratio analysis, assessment of company’s, quality of earnings, valuation etc. The course utilizes study cases with real companies and actual financial statements to practice and reinforce material learned.

BADM 532. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission into the MBA Program.
Surveys the important aspects of financial management in the international arena, including international financial markets, exchange rate determination, exchange rate and country risks, risk hedging and financial management in international organizations.

BADM 533. INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission into the MBA Program.
This course examines foreign exchange rates and relationships, international asset pricing, differences in equity markets, analysis of equity and debt securities, global investing and diversification. It includes equity analysis and portfolio management.

BADM 534. INVESTMENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission into the MBA Program.
This course examines basic securities analysis and valuation, investor objectives, the relationship between risk and return, sources of relevant information and portfolio theory. Practical application and current events will be emphasized.

BADM 539. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: some sections are graded Pass/No Credit.
Electives are designed to (1) help students enhance functional business skills by providing an in-depth study of a selected topic from a business core area and (2) expose students to a variety of environments in which business decision making skills are applied, such as international or not-for-profit organizations and/or specific industries, such as health care or service industries. The topics of specific BADM 539 courses offered each quarter are determined by a combination of student and faculty interest and availability.

BADM 540. MARKETING MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA director or admission to the MBA program.
This course is a study of both the theoretical and applied aspects of the marketing process. It covers the elements of successful marketing strategies, marketing decision-making and the impact of marketing on business.

BADM 541. MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to the MBA program and completion of the MBA foundation or permission of the MBA director.
This course is designed to refine the student's written, oral, and electronic communications skills as applied to the managerial environment within the organization.

BADM 542. GLOBAL MARKETING. 4 Credits.

Analysis of economic, cultural, political and competitive factors affecting firms in global markets. Examining the role of global marketing planning and strategy in overall firm growth and survival. And study of marketing in major trading blocs and developing markets.

BADM 543. LABOR RELATIONS. 2 Credits.

Cross-listed: PADM 543.
This course covers a broad range of topics such as history of the labor movement, federal and state statutes covering this field, emergency operations planning and legislative lobbying efforts.

BADM 545. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. 2 Credits.

Cross-listed: PADM 545.
This course addresses the process of reaching atreement on a contract.

BADM 552. LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission to the MBA Program.
This course inquires as to leaders and leadership from a perspective of ethics. It asks the student to think about principled leaership through three complex lenses: personal character, accountability, and pragmatism (ethical action in an uncertain, competitive, and imperfect world). Each of these lenses reflects traditions in moral philosophy and each emphasizes fundamental aspects of leaders' responsibilities. The objective of the course is an integrated understanding of the relationship between ethics and leadership achieved through study of the leader.

BADM 555. STRATEGIC OPERATIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission to the MBA Program.
This course is a study of business operations practice - including production technology transfer, cause-and-effect for operations problems, operations strategies and action plans - and their applications to managerial decision making.

BADM 560. DECISION MAKING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director, or admission to the MBA Program.
This course focuses on the use of accounting information and accounting information systems in business decision-making.

BADM 564. E-COMMERCE. 4 Credits.

Electronic commerce includes not only selling/buying online but also much more broad activities, such as organizational internal processes supports, electronic collaboration among partners, distance learning, and virtual communities. This course explores how the landscape of E-Commerce is changing and evolving. It covers the important topics of E-Commerce, including selling and marketing online, businesses trading and collaborating with other businesses, internal business process supports, legal, ethical and tax issues. Web security, E-Commerce infrastructure, etc. The course balances the strategic and technological aspects of successful E-Commerce with real-world business cases. This course also introduces the latest technological developments which will significantly impact the current and future E-Commerce, such as wireless technology, RFID (radio frequency identification) GDSN (global data synchronization network), EPC global Network, etc.

BADM 567. GLOBAL ACCOUNTING ENVIRONMENT. 4 Credits.

This course provides an overview of international business theories within the context of international accounting issues, challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals regarding strategic and operational management overview that describes the factors that affect the final form of accounting including culture, institutions and the theory of the multinational firm. It then examines issues including corporate governance, international financial reporting, agency theory, earnings management and individual behavior using an institutional framework. It will also provide an awareness of the impact of contexts–different countries, industries, markets, and regulatory regimes–on the accounting and finance. It will enable students to focus on the analytical usefulness of accounting and finance data, but in a manner which emphasizes the importance of a wider business understanding for such analysis and the limitations.

BADM 570. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE ORGANIZATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission to the MBA Program.
This course analyzes the concepts and techniques underlying the development and control of informations systems within the firm. It covers the impact of emergent information technologies on strategic planning and emphasizes computer-based management information systems.

BADM 577. ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA director or admission to the MBA program.
This course is designed to provide the student a rigorous experience in not only learning about global entrepreneurship, but also in developing a business plan for either their own existing firm or a start-up opportunity. While not a capstone course it does require the student to utilize previously learned information that can be incorporated in the business plan. Verbal and oral communication, as well as Internet based communication and searching, are of import in this course.

BADM 580. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or admission to the MBA Program.
This course provides an overview of the roles of business in the global economic, political, social and other environments in which businesses operate.

BADM 590. MBA CAPSTONE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the MBA Director or both of the following: admission to the MBA Program and completion of all other core classes.
The study of administrative processes under conditions of uncertainty including integrating analyses and policy determinations at the overall management level. Includes a synthesis of the principles of administrative management from the generalist's view and integrates prior specialized instruction in the basic functions of business and management. Provides an opportunity to develop a capacity for analyzing problems on a broad company-wide basis.

BADM 595. INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Internship.

BADM 596. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

BADM 598. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 2-4 Credits.

BADM 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 2-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

BADM 600. THESIS. 2-8 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Independent research study under the direction of a graduate advisory committee.

BADM 601. RESEARCH REPORT. 2-8 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Independent research resulting in a scholarly paper under the direction of the student's gradute committee chairperson.

BADM 603. FINAL PROJECT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: must attempt completion of BADM 590 and receive a passing grade.
An individual advanced praxis project in which students, following the guidelines provided by the MBA program with the advice and editorial review of the chair of their comprehensive oral exam committee, develop a portfolio which is presented and discussed as part of the comprehensive oral exam for the MBA degree.

BADM 695. INTERNSHIP. 2-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

BADM 696. EXPERIMENTAL. 2-4 Credits.

Experimental.


Decision Science Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 (with the exception of DSCI 346) have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


DSCI 245. DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: completion of CPLA 100 and CPLA 101 or CPLA 120 or equivalent and one of the following: MATH 142, MATH 161 or MATH 200.
An introduction to decision making in the business environment using statistical and data analysis procedures. Computer software is used extensively. Written communication skills are emphasized as a means to incorporate analysis results into the decision making process. Topical coverage includes discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

DSCI 297. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

DSCI 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

DSCI 346. ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: completion of CPLA 100 and CPLA 101 or CPLA 120 (or equivalent) and DSCI 245 (or equivalent) and one of the following: MATH 142, MATH 161 or MATH 200.
This course offers and in-depth study of decision making in the business environment using statistical and data analysis procedures. Statistical methods used in decision making include chi-square tests, analysis of variance, correlation, simple and multiple regression, time series analysis, and forecasting. Computer software is used extensively for both analysis and presentation. Case studies or projects are used to integrate statistical methods with problem solving and communication skills.

DSCI 352. MIXED RESEARCH METHODS, SECURITY AND ETHICS FOR ANALYTICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 161 or MATH 300; or MATH 200 with concurrent enrollment in MATH 300.
This course introduces mixed methods research, specifically concentrating on the intersection of qualitative and quantitative data in a single research project. Research ethics as applied in the real world are of particular interest, with specific focus on the the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

DSCI 353. DATA MANAGEMENT, CLEANING AND IMPUTATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 161 or MATH 300; or MATH 200 with concurrent enrollment in MATH 300.
This course introduces applied data mining skills, that is location of errors and inconsistencies in data sets, missing value management and the impact of these methods of data analytic methods, and data transformations used to meet model assumptions for appropriate data analytic methods.

DSCI 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

DSCI 445. OPTIMIZATION VIA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 346, MISC 374; and MATH 161 or MATH 300; or instructor permission.
Business analytics is a hybrid of information systems, applied statistics, management science, data analysis, operations research, consumer behavior, risk management, and decision support. The focus of this particular course is the optimization of spreadsheet decision models in a business environment. Topics may include linear programming, network modeling, goal programming, nonlinear programming, regression, data mining, forecasting, simulation, queuing theory and decision analysis.

DSCI 446. BUSINESS FORECASTING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 346 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
Integrates several forecasting models with applications to managerial techniques. Topics include regression, multiple regression, time series analysis, autocorrelation, econometric models, exponential smoothing, autoregressive models, adaptive filtering, Box Jenkins methods, and survey techniques. The computer is employed to develop meaningful forecasts for management.

DSCI 447. DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 346 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
An in-depth study of quantitative business analysis techniques in a variety of organizational environments. Emphasizes the use of the computer and a discussion of quality in the organizational setting.

DSCI 448. BUSINESS SIMULATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 346 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
An examination of probabilistic robabilistic models in decision science, with emphasis on discrete event simulation.

DSCI 449. MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 346 or equivalent.
Multivariate data analysis methods are used in fields such as business, engineering, education, data mining and many others. This course examines the concepts and principles of the various statistical methods used in the analysis of multiple simultaneous measurements on the subjects under investigation. Software is heavily used to support the studies in this course.

DSCI 450. DATA VISUALIZATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 346, MISC 373; and MATH 161 or MATH 300; or instructor permission.
Data visualization helps people understand the information within data by placing it in a visual context. As statistical results are often communicated poorly in the media, in scientific journals and in business, this course examines methods used in the presentation of these results to non-statistically oriented audiences. A variety of software packages are used to develop appropriate data visualizations. Non-technical writing and presentation skills are emphasized.

DSCI 481. MPP–DATA SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 450 and MISC 485 or permission of the instructor.
This is the first course in the senior cohort sequence from the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) taken as part of the BS in Analytics. This is a hybrid class composed of online material from the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science, supplemental material and weekly discussion sessions with the course instructor. Topics in this course focus on how the MPP curriculum works, data queries, data analysis, data visualization and how statistics informs data science practices.

DSCI 482. MPP–CORE DATA SCIENCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 481 or permission of the instructor.
This is the second course in the senior cohort sequence from the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) taken as part of the BS in Data Analytics. This is a hybrid class composed of online material from the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science, supplemental material and weekly discussion sessions with the course instructor. Topics in this course focus on the essential programming languages for manipulating data, data wrangling skills and the fundamentals of machine learning.

DSCI 483. MPP–APPLIED DATA SCIENCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: DSCI 482 or permission of the instructor.
This is the third course in the senior cohort sequence from the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) taken as part of the BS in Data Analytics. This is a hybrid class composed of online material from the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science, supplemental material and weekly discussion sessions with the course instructor. Topics in this course focus on enhancing detailed knowledge of R and Python and then developing applied skill in structured and unstructured machine learning as well as smart apps and bots.

DSCI 490. ANALYTICS SENIOR CAPSTONE. 4 Credits.

Notes: to be taken in the final quarter of instruction.
Pre-requisites: DSCI 450; MISC 485, may be taken concurrently; and a declared BAB in Business Analytics or BS in Data Analytics major.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course is designed to proved students the opportunity to experience real world business scenarios in which direction is vague and stakes are similar to those experienced by professionals.

DSCI 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

DSCI 498. SEMINAR. 1-15 Credits.

DSCI 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.


Entrepreneurship Courses

Courses have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


ENTP 311. ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR AND THINKING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
The foundation course in entrepreneurship, this class introduces entrepreneurship as an approach to life and one’s career. It examines the nature of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur, and explores the role of entrepreneurship in society. The key focus is on entrepreneurship as a process anyone can master. An overview of factors that are key to entrepreneurial success and how to approach these issues is provided. Students in this course will also begin developing their Entrepreneurial Experience Portfolios.

ENTP 411. FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENTP 311.
Learn and practice skills that enhance the entrepreneur’s chances of successful startup. This course examines the startup process from the perspective social skills needed by successful entrepreneurs. Students will learn about and practice telling great stories about a business, giving a powerful pitch, developing and communicating the value proposition of the business, and the process of conducting effective customer insight interviews. This course will continue to build the student’s Entrepreneurial Experience Portfolio.

ENTP 412. BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENTP 411.
The business model is the engine that drives startup success. This course explores business model design and validation, while exploring ways to test the business model without spending unnecessary time, money and other resources. Additionally, this course will explore approaches that help prospective entrepreneurs dial in their business model rapidly while reducing startup risk and anxiety. This course will continue to build the student’s Entrepreneurial Experience Portfolio.

ENTP 438. ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: FINC 438.
Cases, computer simulations, spreadsheets (Excel) and other analytical methods will be applied to issues and problems in entrepreneurial finance. Specific topics will include sources and sequencing of financing as the business develops, assessing and forecasting financial needs, forecasting and managing short- and long-term capital, valuing the business from the entrepreneur’s viewpoint as well as the investors’ viewpoint. The venture capital markets, choice of financing alternatives and harvesting the business will also be examined.

ENTP 489. THE BUSINESS PLAN LABORATORY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENTP 311 and one other ENTP course.
This is a hands-on course where student teams will work to create high-quality business plans for new ventures of their choosing. Students will be introduced to research tools and analytical approaches that will help them evaluate opportunities, and create plans that are credible, complete, concise and clear. This course will also emphasize the importance of professional communication skills in promoting the offerings of the business plans. This course will continue to build the student’s Entrepreneurial Experience Portfolio.


Finance Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 (with the exception of FINC 335) have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


FINC 196. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

FINC 200. PERSONAL FINANCE: PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE. 4 Credits.

Satisfies: GECR for humanities and fine arts, list 3, philosophy and reasoning.
Deals with the management of individual financial affairs on both a practical and a philosophical level. Covers a number of topics, such as the relationship between money and success, money and power, the meaning of poverty, the illusion of value, budgeting, tax planning, credit, real estate, major purchases, cash management, insurance, investments and retirement planning.

FINC 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

FINC 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

FINC 335. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: (MATH 142, MATH 161 or MATH 200) and DSCI 245 and ACCT 251 and (either ECON 200 or ECON 201).
This course covers the application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision making. It discusses the time value of money and capital budgeting, as well as capital structure and risk return trade off as they relate to the cost of capital, securities valuation and capital budgeting.

FINC 395. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

FINC 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

FINC 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

FINC 431. INVESTMENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: FINC 335.
Examines principles of investments valuation; objectives and risks involved; sources of relevant information. Security analysis and investment timing in a portfolio management framework.

FINC 432. RISK MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: FINC 434.
This course examines risks faced by the economy and businesses. Discussions include the principles of risk and risk management methods.

FINC 433. SECURITIES ANALYSIS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: FINC 431.
This course examines the data and techniques used to evaluate equity securities for investment purposes. Both the fundamental and technical approaches to analysis and evaluation are covered in depth. A complete analysis of a currently traded security is required.

FINC 434. FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: FINC 335
Provides an in-depth background to various financial derivatives including futures, options, swaps, securitized securities, and collateralized mortgage obligations. Discusses concepts related to the operation of financial derivatives including marketing to market and clearing corporations.

FINC 435. CAPITAL BUDGETING AND LONG-TERM FINANCING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: FINC 335.
Provides in-depth background and skill development for capital budgeting and long-term financial decision-making. Emphasis on discounted cash flow analysis using computer spreadsheets. Discusses capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and risk analysis. Also covers long-term financing issues of a business or corporation. Uses cases, computer simulations and other analytical techniques.

FINC 436. SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: FINC 335.
Provides necessary background and skill development to understand and analyze short-term financing issues. Topics include financial liquidity, working capital management, cash forecasting, cash budgeting and short-term investing and financing. Cases, spreadsheets and other methods are used extensively.

FINC 438. ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: ENTP 438.
Cases, computer simulations, spreadsheets (Excel) and other analytical methods will be applied to issues and problems in entrepreneurial finance. Specific topics will include sources and sequencing of financing as the business develops, assessing and forecasting financial needs, forecasting and managing short- and long-term capital, valuing the business from the entrepreneur’s viewpoint as well as the investors’ viewpoint. The venture capital markets, choice of financing alternatives and harvesting the business will also be examined.

FINC 439. CURRENT TOPICS IN FINANCE. 4 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated for credit if topics differ.
Pre-requisites: FINC 435.
Individual reports, team projects, team presentations and class discussion are used to examine current issues and problems in finance, business and the global economy.

FINC 441. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT I. 2 Credits.

Prerequsite: FINC 335. This is an introductory course dealing with the management of real dollar portfolios. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to enroll in FINC442 and FINC443 subsequent quarter. Topics covered include modern portfolio theory, security analysis and valuation, and portfolio performance evaluation. Students will also be involved in management of extant portfolios primarily as observers.

FINC 442. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT II. 2 Credits.

Prerequsite: FINC 441. This course is a continuation of FINC441. Students enrolled in this class will be involved in the day-to-day management of real dollar portfolios. Responsibilities will include presentation of security recommendations, portfolio rebalancing, and analysis of portfolio risk. An end of quarter report will be prepared and presented.

FINC 443. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT III. 2 Credits.

Prerequsite: FINC 442. This course is a continuation of the information covered in FINC441 and FINC442. Students enrolled in this class will be involved in the day-to-day management of real dollar portfolios. Responsibilities will include presentation of security recommendations, portfolio rebalancing, and analysis of portfolio risk. An end of quarter report will be prepared and presented.

FINC 474. INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: IBUS 474.
Pre-requisites: FINC 335.
This course discusses financial management in the international arena.

FINC 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

FINC 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-15 Credits.

FINC 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

FINC 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.


Human Resource Management Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


HUMR 298. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

HUMR 299. DIR STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

HUMR 328. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Human resource management (HRM) is an ongoing process consisting of various critical functions including human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, job analysis, performance appraisal, compensation and health and safety. These major HRM functions and their sequential interdependence are discussed and applied. Various external forces that constrain managerial decision-making are also considered including laws and regulations dealing with equal opportunity, workplace diversity and multiculturalism, especially as these impact human resource policies and practices.

HUMR 395. INTERNSHIP. 1-10 Credits.

HUMR 399. DIR STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

HUMR 427. COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HUMR 328.
Part I consists of an analysis of the theoretical concepts, practical techniques, and criteria commonly recognized in the development and control of various compensation models. Part II is the application (field study) of selected concepts, techniques, and criteria considered appropriate for the solutions to local work place compensation problems.

HUMR 429. CURRENT ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HUMR 328.
Analyses of selected major problems confronted in human resource management.

HUMR 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

HUMR 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

HUMR 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.


International Business Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


IBUS 470. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: MGMT 470.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
Analysis of the impact of international business variables on global organizations and the impact of these organization on the societies in which they operate.

IBUS 471. MULTINATIONAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: MGMT 471.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
A systems approach to multinational human resource management incorporating three interrelated subsystems: internal (the multinational company), external (the nation state) and the individual (the manager) in a cross-cultural context.

IBUS 472. GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: MKTG 472.
Pre-requisites: IBUS 470/MGMT 470 or MKTG 310.
A practical approach to understanding the implications to marketing functions that result from competing in a global marketplace. Marketing function differences and similarities are explored across national borders and cultures.

IBUS 474. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: FINC 474.
Pre-requisites: FINC 335.
This course discusses financial management in the international arena.

IBUS 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.


Management Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 (with the exception of MGMT 326) have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


MGMT 120. THE WORLD OF BUSINESS. 5 Credits.

Notes: not open to upper-division business administration majors.
Surveys the basic roles and functions performed by business firms in modern free enterprise societies.

MGMT 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 200. BUSINESS HISTORY IN THE U.S.. 4 Credits.

Satisfies: GECR for social science, list 3, history.
Provides an overview of the historical development of business practice and thought in the United States using readings from both the time period in question and contemporary scholarly essays.

MGMT 295. PRE-PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. 1-10 Credits.

MGMT 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

MGMT 326. ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Explores the nature of human behavior in organizations as well as the structural effects of change. Application to the management of human resources is provided. A conceptual foundation is applied to practical situations throughout the course.

MGMT 395. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

MGMT 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MGMT 423. BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MGMT 326, senior standing.
Study of the interrelations between business and its external environment, focusing on the social, political and legal interactions. Review of critical managerial issues from historical, theoretical and ethical perspectives and their impact on organizations.

MGMT 424. EQUITY AND EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: WMST 424.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
This course examines feminist theory, the law and business management theories as they apply to equality and equity in the workplace. The course is an integrated approach to business and gender issues.

MGMT 470. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: IBUS 470.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
Analysis of the impact of international business variables on global organizations and the impact of these organizations on the societies in which they operate.

MGMT 471. MULTINATIONAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: IBUS 471.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
A systems approach to multinational human resource management incorporating three interrelated subsystems: internal (the multinational company), external (the nation state) and individual (the manager) in a cross-cultural context.

MGMT 480. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MGMT 326.
This seminar examines the various leadership styles in organizations. Students investigate and develop leadership profiles of past, present and future leaders. Project teams develop a video profile and case of a specific organization.

MGMT 490. DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251, ACCT 252, ACCT 261; DSCI 245, DSCI 346; ECON 200, ECON 201; ENGL 201; FINC 335; MATH 200; MGMT 326; MISC 211; MKTG 310; OPSM 330; MGMT 423 (may be taken concurrently); Computer Literacy I and II and admission to BAB.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
See your major department advisor for the appropriate section number.

MGMT 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP-MANAGEMENT. 1-15 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MGMT 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MGMT 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MGMT 599. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

MGMT 601. RESEARCH REPORT. 1-15 Credits.

MGMT 695. INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.


Management Information System Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


MISC 211. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS. 4 Credits.

Notes: students who have passed MISC 311 do not need to take MISC 211.
Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course provides the basic concepts of the use of information technology in business, both globally and locally, to collect, organize, distribute, and present information in a business environment. Students will learn how to collect information from external sources, such as libraries and the internet, and from internal functional areas. Productivity tools such as database, spreadsheets, wordprocessor, and presentation software will then be used to consolidate, organize, synthesize, and present the external and internal information to business decision makers.

MISC 295. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Credits.

MISC 298. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MISC 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

MISC 370. MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or equivalent and BUED major, or permission of the instructor.
Learning advanced applications of word processing, presentation, and multimedia software to design formal and technical reports and presentations, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, forms, charts, and graphics. Emphasis is on problem-solving ability to convert raw data into acceptable form using the computer, the Internet, and additional multimedia.

MISC 371. BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or CSCD 210 or permission of the instructor.
This course provides a thorough coverage of the program design and development process. The student will develop algorithmic solutions to a variety of business computer applications using a number of logic tools for programming and documentation. A high level programming language is used to illustrate the logic and structure of common business applications.

MISC 372. DATA COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or CSCD 210 or permission of the instructor.
This course is a general introduction to current technology for local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and the Internet.

MISC 373. BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or CSCD 210 or permission of the instructor.
This course provides an in-depth study of theory and applications of databases. Emphasis is on the design of flexible databases to meet business information requirements. Topics include database concepts, data modeling, data dictionary, database models, database design, data integrity and managerial considerations.

MISC 374. SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or CSCD 211 or permission of the instructor.
Problem solving and data modeling of business applications utilizing spreadsheet software. Graphics, file management, and proper spreadsheet organization topics are covered as well as use of macros for development of user-friendly applications.

MISC 375. EXPERT SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or CSCD 211 or permission of the instructor.
Introduction to expert systems design and implementation. Topics covered include the study of existing successful applications, the techniques of knowledge representation, and a review of knowledge engineering methodologies and languages. Students build a model expert system using an expert system software package.

MISC 395. COOP FIELDWORK. 1-15 Credits.

MISC 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MISC 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MISC 481. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 373 or CSCD 327.
This course involves the analysis and design of business systems. It includes the structure and life cycle of systems. The methodology of systems studies and the use of computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools are emphasized. Systems studies are undertaken utilizing cases and actual business systems projects.

MISC 482. SYSTEMS PROJECT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 371 and MISC 481.
This course emphasizes solving an information systems problem using project management and information systems methodologies. Students will develop a computer information system through the use of CASE tools. Interactive and prototyping approaches to system development are investigated and employed. In addition, students will acquire additional knowledge in planning, managing and presenting a systems project

MISC 485. ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 373 or permission of the instructor.
This course is a continuation of business applications of databases. The course stresses application development through fourth generation programming techniques. The course is designed to take advantage of advanced capabilities in current database management systems. Emphasis is on the design and implementation of business database applications. Topics include data modeling, database design, database implementation, report design, form design, application design, security, backup and recovery and multi-user databases

MISC 486. INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211.
Provides an understanding of the information security vision and strategy set forth by executive management. Concepts and techniques from the management and organizational behavior disciplines are integrated in order to identify and propose solutions to the problems of information security administration. Domain specific issues such as HIPAA and SOX are addressed as appropriate.

MISC 487. E-COMMERCE AND E-COMMERCE SYSTEM DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211.
This course explores how the landscape of e-commerce is changing and evolving. The course covers important topics of e-commerce, such as: selling and marketing online, businesses trading and collaborating with other businesses, internal business process supports, legal, ethical and tax issues, Web security and e-commerce infrastructure, and provides students with the technical skills of developing e-commerce applications.

MISC 488. HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MISC 211 or permission of the instructor.
This course acquaints students with current and emergent issues in the area of health and medical information technology from a regional, national and international perspective. The classroom format combines lecture and case-based work with hands-on work using a variety of current electronic medical record (EMR) and ancillary systems.

MISC 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MISC 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-15 Credits.

MISC 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MISC 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MISC 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MISC 595. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.


Marketing Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 (with the exception of MKTG 310) have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


MKTG 298. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MKTG 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

MKTG 310. PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
An introduction to marketing. The marketing mix: Product offering, supply chain management, pricing, promotion, and introduction to buyer behavior.

MKTG 395. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP MARKETING. 1-15 Credits.

MKTG 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MKTG 400. BUYER BEHAVIOR. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310.
Study of the buyer decision-making process, both consumer and industrial, for the purpose of planning and implementing successful marketing strategies. Includes an examination of both the internal psychological and external sociological factors influencing the decision-making process, and how these factors relate to strategic marketing decisions such as product development, segmentation, and positioning.

MKTG 411. MARKETING RESEARCH. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310 and DSCI 346.
A practical and theoretical approach to understanding and applying the procedures and methods used in collecting and analyzing market information for managerial decision-making. Topics include research design, data collection, sampling, questionnaire design, qualitative research methods, processing and interpreting data, and presentation of findings. An applied approach provides practical application of methods studied.

MKTG 412. MARKETING MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 400 and MKTG 411.
An exploration of key marketing management variables such as buyer behavior, market segmentation and product positioning, product policy, pricing, distribution, promotion and market research in the contexts of strategy development, decision making, implementation and control.

MKTG 413. INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310.
A practical and theoretical approach to understanding communications theory and how advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and direct marketing are designed and used by organizations in communicating with various publics.

MKTG 414. RETAIL MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310.
A study of the strategies used by retailers as critical members of a supply chain. The relationships among store organization, human resource management, and the retail strategies used by various types of retail outlets are investigated. Merchandising policies (buying, selling, stock control and management), various control strategies, promotion, and public relations activities are also covered.

MKTG 416. SALES FORCE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310.
This course covers the concepts and theories associated with planning, organizing, evaluating, controlling, and managing a professional sales force.

MKTG 417. MARKETING ANALYSIS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 412.
Strategical analysis of managerial marketing issues involving market trends, marketing research, product planning, distribution channels, pricing, promotion, social trends and the influence marketing strategy has on society.

MKTG 444. APPLIED PROMOTION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310.
This course involves students in the research, planning, implementation and evaluation of a promotional event for a local business or organization. A variety of marketing principles are applied in a hands-on real world experience.

MKTG 472. GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: IBUS 472.
Pre-requisites: IBUS 470/MGMT 470 or MKTG 310.
A practical approach to understanding the implications to marketing functions that result from competing in a global marketplace. Marketing function differences and similarities are explored across national borders and cultures.

MKTG 481. SPORTS MARKETING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MKTG 310.
Explores the essentials of effective sports marketing, such as the nature of sports products, sports consumers, sports research, sports-product development, sponsorship and licensing. Looks at the marketing of sports and sport products as well as marketing through sports.

MKTG 495. PROF INTERNSHIP-MKTG. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

MKTG 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

MKTG 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MKTG 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

MKTG 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.


Operations Management Courses

Courses numbered ≥300 with the exception of OPSM 330) have restricted enrollment. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies.


OPSM 299. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

OPSM 330. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: completion of CPLA 100 and CPLA 101 or CPLA 120 and DSCI 245 (or equivalent) and one of the following: MATH 142, MATH 161 or MATH 200.
An integrating study focusing upon the models and methods of production and operations management. Managerial approaches to planning, scheduling and controlling both product and service. Tools include process analysis, plant location, plant layout, capacity planning, inventory control, forecasting, materials requirement planning, PERT/CPM and quality control. Also studies computer-based operations control systems applicable to the above topics.

OPSM 395. INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

OPSM 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

OPSM 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

OPSM 425. SERVICE AND OPERATION ANALYSIS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: OPSM 330.
This integrative course includs analysis of both service and manufacturing organizations. The course focuses on case studies and applied quantitative techniques for managing the entire operations of a firm. Decision-making is emphasized through computer simulation and interactive discussion of field and textbook case studies.

OPSM 428. GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: senior standing or permission of instructor.
This course examines the actions and values responsible for continuous improvement in the design, evelopment and management process of an organization's supply system. The objective of the course is to understand how to improve the supply system's profitability and ensure its survival as well as the profitability and survival of its customers and suppliers. Global issues and development of supplier relationships are integrated throughout the course material. Cases and field trips are included as appropriate.

OPSM 441. QUALITY MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: OPSM 330.
This course is a review and application of quality management concepts in public and private enterprises. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques are analyzed. Cases and field trips are included as appropriate.

OPSM 495. PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP-OPSM. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

OPSM 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

OPSM 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean

OPSM 598. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.