ACCOUNTING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
ACCT 5510 Managerial Accounting (3) - The course is concerned with the study and application of accounting concepts in relation to planning and control of business operations. Quantitative techniques and behavioral impact of accounting systems will be included.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
CIS 5520 Management Information Systems (3) - This course introduces the manager to the strategic use and implications of information technology in the business environment. Topics include how information systems affect and are affected by organizational goals and strategies; basic overviews of the components of an information system: hardware, software, data storage and retrieval, and network communications; the Internet; the information systems development process; and systems development as planned organizational change. Case studies illustrate the use of technology to solve problems and create opportunities in an organizational setting.
CIS 5620 Project Management (3) - This course introduces the concepts and techniques of project management for a broad range of projects, including information systems and business projects. Topics include resource management, organizational factors, project manager responsibilities, team building, risk management, cost management, change management, and quality management. Tools and techniques for project estimating and scheduling will be presented. Students will complete both case studies and a real-world group project to apply the knowledge they learned to practical experiences. Prerequisite: CIS 5520.
DECISION SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
DSC 5200 Managerial Statistics (3) -This is a survey course in statistics. Special emphasis is placed on using statistical analysis in managerial decision making. Topics include descriptive statistics, topics in probability, random variables and probability distributions, hypothesis testing, statistical sampling, statistical quality control, nonparametric statistics, and regression analysis.
DSC 5530 Productions and Systems Management (3) -This course covers issues in the design, planning, and control of the processes by which manufactured goods and services are delivered. Topics include analysis of production processes, forecasting, production planning and control, system design, total quality management, work force management, supply chain management, project management and simulation.
ECONOMICS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
ECON 5540 Economic Analysis (3) - This course focuses on the application of economic concepts in individual and business decision making process. Optimization techniques in dealing with maximization of consumer-satisfaction and profit as well as minimization of cost under certain and uncertain conditions are emphasized. It also discusses tools to analyze aggregate economic behavior such as economic growth, money, productivity, inflation, and unemployment.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
ENTR 5500 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
The course provides a practical road map for financial planning and analysis for the Entrepreneur. The course will cover key concepts such as, differentiating between debt and equity; detailing the accounting principles required for small businesses like cash flow management, balance sheet, income statement and ratio analyses; as well as deal structuring and valuation techniques for understanding what your business is actually worth. Prerequisites: FIN 5550 or permission from instructor
ENTR 5610 Search Engine Marketing (3)
This is an experiential learning, project-based course in which teams of students plan, execute, and analyze web search engine marketing campaigns while consulting for client organizations. In addition to topics such as sponsored search and website optimization (also known as search engine optimization (SEO)), the course will explore how web technologies and information organization of the website can impact the effectiveness of these information technology dependent initiatives. In the context of the projects, we will discuss how functional and general managers collaborate with technical personnel to assure that websites support the initiatives, as well exploring issues of consulting, and issues specific to small businesses and start-ups. Prerequisites: Permission from Instructor
ENTR 5530 Creativity, Opportunity Recognition and Feasibility Studies (3)
The course will instill creative thinking and offer training in how to recognize good ideas and business opportunities. Further it will provide detailed feasibility study analysis techniques to assess the viability and marketability of the recognized business opportunities. Prerequisites: None
ENTR 5600 Technological Entrepreneurship and High Growth Ventures (3)
The course is designed to bridge the gap between Technology, Science and the application of entrepreneurial thinking in commercializing technological inventions and innovations and turning them into high growth ventures. The course will entail the complete development of a business plan for technology based high growth venture ideas. Prerequisites: ENTR 5530 and ENTR 5500 or permission from instructor
ENTR 5620 Global Small Business Marketing Strategy (3)
The course introduces students to how they can take their small business ideas and market it across the globe and how to access the global market place. The course will offer a series of internationalization strategies and techniques that will train students in how small businesses can be “Born-Globals” by ensuring their understanding of the international markets with respect to different business laws, political systems, technological capabilities, cultures and accounting systems exclusive to each of the international nations. Prerequisites: ENTR 5530 or permission from instructor
FINANCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
FIN 5550 Financial Policies (3) - This course covers advanced problems in business financial theory and management. Capitalization, liquidation, consolidation, and mergers will also be included.
FIN 5552 Advanced International Finance (3) - This course is concerned with the theoretical and empirical analysis of financial decisions of a multinational firm. Emphasis is placed on international corporate finance, international capital markets, international financial institutions, exchange rate markets and systems, balance of payments, global financial problems, and government policies.
FIN 5558 Investments: Theory and Practice (3) - Prerequisite: FIN 5550. This course involves the study of the allocation of current resources to yield gains at points of time in the future. Included will be the analysis of optimal investment decisions, capital budgeting and rationing, risk management, portfolio adjustment, and techniques for the effective management of investment funds and resources.
MANAGEMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
MGT 5250 Topics in International Business (3) -This course examines procedures and problems associated with conducting of business outside the United States. It analyzes overseas institutional settings and the policies of the U.S. and other governments toward multinational and foreign business firms.
MGT 5320 Business and Society (3) - This course examines business and its responsibilities to society. Technology urbanization, disadvantaged citizenry, and ecology are examined.
MGT 5550 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development (3) - Entrepreneurship is a dynamic process - risky and uncertain but always challenging and rewarding. This course links theory and practice in providing hands-on experience in the creation and development of a growth-oriented new venture. Students, in teams, take a multidisciplinary approach to the preparation and presentation of a professional business plan. In the process, the course focuses on developing skills conducive to venture success, including team building, organizing, planning, integrating, and persuading. In addition, students will analyze several business plans. Also, selected experts will provide advice and insight on business plan development and related matters.
MGT 5560 Behavioral and Management Theory and Analysis (3) -This course is intended to increase the student's capacity for effectively utilizing human resources within a variety of organizational frameworks. Basic concepts such as perception, motivation, communication, conflict, and change are discussed and applied to the manager's decision making and action taking roles.
MGT 5562 Business Consulting (3) - This course provides supervised, practical application of theories and methods learned in structured classroom environments. Students will develop business plans, marketing plans, and other deliverables for companies to address real-world business issues. Students are able to apply knowledge learned in Accounting, Computer and Information Systems, Decision Science, Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing.
MGT 5565 Management Strategy and Policy Analysis (3) - This course is to be taken in the graduating semester. Analytical techniques and concepts are applied to policy formulation and implementation in a complex computer-simulated organization and environment.
MARKETING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
MKT 5570 Marketing Strategy (3) - The focus of this course is strategic marketing analysis and marketing planning. Students will study the components and construction of a strategic marketing plan, and they will learn to analyze complex marketing situations/decisions. Current cases will be used. Also, this course reviews trends in marketing including the integration of marketing communications, customer relationship management, global markets, the impact of e-commerce and the expanding organizational role of marketing.
MKT 5872 Marketing Research (3) - This course considers the development, implementation, identification and generation of information from research as input to marketing decisions. Emphasis is given to the marketing manager's perspective in determining whether additional information is needed and, if so, how the information should be acquired. Topics include problem definition, model building, systems design, research design and budgeting, and interpretation and reporting of information. This course makes extensive use of statistical software. Prerequisite: MKT 5570.
MKT 5873 Multinational Marketing (3) - This course introduces the student to global marketing concepts and strategies. It examines problems of performing various marketing functions in other countries. Emphasis is on understanding the different cultural, economic, political, social and legal environments in which a firm's product might be marketed in global settings and to formulate strategies for such markets. Prerequisite: MKT 5570.
MKT 5874 Consumer and Supply Change Management (3) - Supply chain management represents a challenge and an opportunity for most firms; it includes activities such as channel communications, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location. The course goal is to understand how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. Prerequisite: MKT 5570.