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Curriculum

MBA Core Courses

Courses Title   Credits
ACCTG 510 Managerial Accounting   3
BUSAD 502 Business Ethics & Environment   3
BUSAD 575 International Business   3
ECON 510 Economics for Managers   3
FIN 530 Financial Management   3
MGMT 511 Production/Operations Management   3
MGMT 520 Mgmt. of Organizational Behavior   3
MGMT 565 Management Information Systems   3
MGMT 585 Management Policy & Strategy   3
MKTG 540 Marketing Management   3
Approved Graduate Electives   6
TOTAL GRADUATE 36

Course Descriptions

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    Accounting

    ACCTG 501 Fundamentals of Accounting 1.5 (1.5-0)
    This class, as an MBA leveling course, provides a basic understanding of financial reporting accounting, including the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, and internal controls. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA.

    ACCTG 510 Managerial Accounting 3(3-0) 
    Accounting concepts and methods utilized in managerial planning, budgeting, controlling, and evaluating to optimize decision making. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

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    Business Administration

    BUSAD 502 Business Ethics and Environment 3(3-0) 
    The impact of continued social, political, economic, technological, and legal pressures upon ethical business issues and managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    BUSAD 575 International Business 3(3-0)
    Familiarize students with the differences in management operations domestically and internationally (the scope, activities, managerial problems and decisions) and challenges facing multinational managers/organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    BUSAD 591 Special Topics 3(3-0)
    Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    BUSAD 592 Research (1-6 VAR)
    The student will work under the close supervision of a graduate faculty member in basic or applied research resulting in a thesis or report of high academic quality (IP and S/U grading). (*)

    BUSAD 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
    Individual study of a subject determined by the instructor and student with permission of the director. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

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    Computer Information Systems

    CIS 532 Professional Project 6(6-3) 
    Student teams design and implement database, network, web and other computer-based projects in the local community. Modern analysis, design and modeling techniques are emphasized. Prerequisite: all required CIS classes, MGMT 368. (F,S)
     
    CIS 550 Data Base Systems 3(3-0) 
    Design implementation and use of database management systems. Comparison of available software packages. Discussion of query languages, security, and recovery. Prerequisites: CIS 240 or MGMT 365 or MGMT 565 or permission of instructor. (F)

    CIS 560 Information Technology Security 3(2-2)
    Applied course emphasizing: need for security, planning, cryptography, physical, email, web, wireless, and security technologies. Develops skills needed for CompTIA Security+ certification. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (F,S)

    CIS 561 IT Security Management 3(2-2)
    Students learn to assess, design, develop, and implement information security programs for organizations. Covers on-going management of security programs. Prerequisite: CIS 560. (S)

    CIS 591 Special Topics (1-5 VAR)
    Study of new and emerging topics and technologies in the computing field. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate student standing and instructor permission. (F,S,SS)
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    Economics

    ECON 501 Fundamentals of Economics 1.5 (1.5-0)
    This class prepares students to understand the market economy and forces that affect prices of goods and services, prices of resources and profit maximizing decisions. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA.

    ECON 510 Economics for Managers 3(3-0) 
    Provides the macro- and micro-economic understanding managers will use throughout their careers. Topics include demand estimation, pricing, decisions under uncertainty, domestic monetary policy, international economics. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    ECON 575 International Economics 3(3-0)
    International trade and finance theory, current and past trade issues, history and impact of international economic organizations and agreements, international payments system, and international debt. Prerequisites: ECON 202 and admission to MBA. (*)

    ECON 591 Special Topics 3(3-0)
    Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    ECON 592 Research (1-6 VAR)
    The student will work under the close supervision of graduate faculty member in basic or applied research resulting in a report of high academic quality (IP and S/U grading). (*)

    ECON 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
    Individual study of a subject determined by the instructor and student with permission of the director. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

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    Finance

    FIN 501 Fundamentals of Finance 1(1-0) 
    A review of corporate financial goals, agency cost, the time value of money, valuation of financial assets and risk/return concepts. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or Permission of MBA director. (*)

    FIN 530 Financial Management 3(3-0)
    Theory and application of investment, financing and dividend decisions to maximize stockholder wealth. Use of analytical cases to solve financial problems facing business firms. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    FIN 575 International Financial Management 3(3-0)
    Financial theory and practice as applied to the financial management of multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FIN 530 and Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    FIN 591 Special Topics 3(3-0)
    Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    FIN 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
    Individual study of a subject determined by the instructor and student with permission of the director. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)
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    Management

    MGMT 501 Fundamentals of Management 1(1-0)
    A review of management theory and organizational processes. Takes an in-depth look at management functions and roles and identifies skills necessary to manage successfully. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    MGMT 511 Production/Operations Management 3(3-0)
    Managerial perspective of operations functions, under-standing of analytical tools to solve operations problems, applied operations issues, and develop decision-making skills. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    MGMT 520 Management of Organizational Behavior 3(3-0)
    Ideas and concepts for increasing effectiveness in organizations. Major topics include personality, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, change and conflict, and contingencies of work unit design. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    MGMT 565 Management Information Systems 3(3-0)
    The development of a framework for understanding and analyzing use of information by organizations through computer-based systems and this framework’s potential for enhancing effectiveness of managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    MGMT 575 International Management 3(3-0)
    An advanced analysis of management opportunities and challenges in the global environment and the evaluation and formulation of strategies of firms operating and expanding internationally. Prerequisites: MGMT 520 and BUSAD 502. (F,S,SS)

    MGMT 585 Management Policy and Strategy 3(3-0)
    Critical analysis of the policy/strategy field. This course integrates the business core disciplines to explore ways that strategy is formed in contemporary business organizations. Case Method used extensively. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director and completion of core courses. (*)

    MGMT 591 Special Topics 3(3-0) (*)

    MGMT 592 Research (1-6 VAR)
    The student will work under the close supervision of a graduate faculty member in basic or applied research resulting in a report of high academic quality. (IP and S/U grading) (*)

    MGMT 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
    Individual study of a subject determined by the instructor and student with permission of the director. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)
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    Marketing

    MKTG 501 Fundamentals of Marketing 1(1-0) 
    The importance of the marketing mix activities in an organization. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA director. (*)

    MKTG 540 Marketing Management 3(3-0)
    Emphasizes an understanding of market behavior, coordination and implementation of the marketing mix with other managerial decisions, and the integration of theory through use of cases. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

    MKTG 541 Strategic Marketing 3(3-0)
    A thorough analysis of decision making in strategic marketing, in product and service industries, profit and non-profit institutions, using case analysis and readings. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (F)

    MKTG 575 International Marketing 3(3-0)
    An advanced analysis of marketing opportunities and challenges in the global environment and the evaluation and formulation of strategies of firms operating and expanding internationally. Prerequisite: MKTG 540. (F,S,SS)

    MKTG 591 Special Topics 3(3-0) (*)

    MKTG 592 Research (1-6 VAR)
    The student will work under the close supervision of a graduate faculty member in basic or applied research resulting in a thesis or report of high academic quality. (IP and S/U grading) (F,S,SS)

    MKTG 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
    Individual study of a subject determined by the instructor and student with permission of the director. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (F,S,SS)

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