Manning School of Business

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ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.501) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 006357

An introduction to financial accounting within the context of business transactions and business decisions. This course is a broad introduction to using accounting information from the user's perspective with little emphasis on traditional debits, credits, journal entries and ledgers. Emphasis is placed on preparing and understanding financial statements.

Matriculated MBA students or MSF or MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

ACCT.6010 Accounting Information for Management Decisions (Formerly ACCT/60.601) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006360

Prerequisite: Student must be matriculated and must have completed foundation core courses. Focuses on the manager's view as opposed to the accountant's view of the decision process and related quantitative and qualitative information needs. The course material examines accounting information that will achieve faster, better, and cheaper operations. New strategic cost management models, such as ABC and target costing, are explored and contrasted with traditional cost approaches.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 or permission of MBA coordinator.

ACCT.6020 Advanced Management and Sustainability Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.602) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037228

In the new environment of change, accountants are increasingly called on to support strategy through increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. This course will examine the different ways that accountants can add value through an understanding of value chain activities, use of technology, and extending value chain activities to develop a sustainability strategy.

Pre-req: MSA or non-MSA students who have completed the prerequisite of 60.601.

ACCT.6030 Accounting Information Systems (Formerly ACCT/60.603) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037222

Presents accounting as a system designed to meet the needs of external and internal users. Accounting information system concepts are emphasized. Topics include accounting transaction cycles, internal controls, and systems development processes.

Pre-req: MSA or non-MSA students who have completed the prerequisite of 60.601.

ACCT.6050 Government and Non-Profit Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.605) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038799

This course introduces students to financial accounting and reporting issues related to stat and local government and non-profit organizations. Students will learn how to prepare, analyze, and interpret these entities financial statements.

MSA Program

ACCT.6120 Advanced Cost Management (Formerly ACCT/60.612) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006361

An examination of cost data in ambiguous situations to assist managers in decision-making and strategy implementation. Emphasis is placed on advanced cost management for strategic planning, management control and, performance evaluation in multinational business entities.

Pre-req: MSA or MBA students who have completed the prerequisites of 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511 and 60.601 or permission of MBA Coordinator.

ACCT.6210 Tax Factors in Business Decisions (Formerly ACCT/60.621) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035726

Pre-req: MSA or non-MSA students who have completed the prerequisite of 60.601.

ACCT.6220 Globalization and Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.622) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035725

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511, 60.601 or permission of MBA coordinator or MSA students or permission of MSA Coordinator.

ACCT.6230 Contemporary Accounting Issues (Formerly ACCT/60.623) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035727

Significant and rapid changes in accounting rules are impacting the financial reporting and analysis that management uses to make business decisions. This course will explore contemporary accounting topics that accounting professionals will face in the workplace and how the accompanying requirements are changing the way that companies and their business partners use, report, analyze, and interpret financial data. Subjects covered will vary as conditions change but may include International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Fair Value Measurements, Post-Retirement Benefits, Revenue Recognition, or other current accounting topics.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511, 60.601 or permission of MBA coordinator or MSA students or permission of MSA Coordinator.

ACCT.6300 Taxation of Business Entities (Formerly ACCT/60.630) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037226

This course provides coverage of gross income and business deductions, and provides a comprehensive overview of the taxation of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. This course will also cover the history of federal taxation, estate and gift taxes, and how the taxation of business entities fits into the entire tax system.

Pre-req: MSA or MBA students who have completed the prerequisites of 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511 and 60.601 or permission of MBA Coordinator.

ACCT.6400 Financial Accounting Theory and Research (Formerly ACCT/60.640) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037223

A comprehensive exposure at an intermediate level to accounting theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on applying underlying accounting theory to complex accounting measurement problems. The effects of alternative methods are considered throughout the entire course.

Pre-req: MSA or MBA students who have completed the prerequisites of 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511 and 60.601 with permission from the MSA Coordinator.

ACCT.6410 Corporate Financial Reporting II (Formerly ACCT/60.641) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037225

Corporate Financial Reporting - II is a comprehensive analysis of financial accounting topics involved in preparing financial statements and in external reporting that began in Corporate Financial Reporting- I. It includes topics such as current and long term liabilities and contingencies; stockholders' equity; dilutive securities and earnings per share calculations; investments; pensions; leases, financial statement analysis; the statement of cash flows; and full disclosure in financial reporting.

Pre-req: MSA or non-MSA students who have completed the prerequisite of 60.601.

ACCT.6450 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.645) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037227

Fraud is an extremely costly business problem. Wells, Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, estimates that all forms of corporate dishonesty from "cooking the books" to embezzling could run as high as $660 billion annually. Business owners, executives, managers and accountants will benefit from understanding the causes, types and scope of fraud, fraud prevention, fraud detection, and fraud investigation. This course will cover management fraud, employee embezzlement and other types of fraud. The principles and methodology of fraud prevention, detection and investigation (e.g., forensic accounting) will be discussed.

Pre-req: MSA or MBA students who have completed the prerequisites of 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511 and 60.601 or permission of MBA Coordinator.

ACCT.6500 International Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.650) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037224

This course integrates International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into a financial accounting course and leverages comparisons between US GAAP and IFRS (the two most commonly applied sets of accounting standards in the world) to enhance the development of a "critical thinking" approach to financial accounting and reporting. The goal of the course it to enhance student understanding of the links between the underlying transactions, the application of reporting standards for those transactions, and the financial reports obtained from a global/international perspective. Accounting standards set in the US and internationally (US GAAP and IFRS) are guided by general concepts but the specifics of the standards, and national cultures across different countries and geographical areas. In this course, we will consider those differences to better understand both US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards and the financial reports produced by then. In addition, the course will provide students with a basic understanding of IFRS, a relatively new set of accounting standards gaining wide acceptance throughout the world and being considered for adoption within the US.

Pre-req: MSA or non-MSA students who have completed the prerequisite of 60.601.

ACCT.6550 Advanced Auditing (Formerly ACCT/60.655) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037221

This course provides a more in-depth study of auditing topics including audit planning, evidence gathering and evaluation, professional standards and regulatory agencies, and a practical approach to accounting and auditing research. Applications will be drawn from public and private sector audits.

Pre-Req: MSA students, or permission of MSA Coordinator.

ACCT.6770 Directed Study: Accounting (Formerly ACCT/60.677) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006366

ACCT.6990 Accounting Internship (Formerly ACCT/60.699) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006369

ACCT.7200 Fraud Examination (Formerly ACCT/60.720) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 033569

Fraud is an extremely costly business problem. Wells, Chairman of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, estimates that all forms of corporate dishonesty from "cooking the books" to embezzling could run as high as $660 billion annually. Business owners, executives, managers and accountants will benefit from understanding the causes, types and scope of fraud, fraud prevention, fraud detection, and fraud investigation. This course will cover management fraud, employee embezzlement and other types of fraud. The principles and methodology of fraud prevention, detection and investigation will be discussed.

Pre-req: MSA or non-MSA students who have completed the prerequisite of 60.601.

ACCT.7510 Accounting Research Methodology (Formerly ACCT/60.751) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038344

This course situates accounting and organization management research in the context of scientific inquiry generally, and social science in particular. In introduces students to the philosophical background of epistemological and metaphysical issues, the framing of scientific research, theory development, and the formulation of testable hypotheses. Operationalization, measurement and validity issues are studied, and a wide range of research paradigms and methodologies for accounting and organization management research are introduced and illustrated.

ACCT.7610 Empirical Financial Accounting Research I (Formerly ACCT/60.761) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038567

This is part I of a two part doctoral seminar in Empirical Financial Accounting Research. This course introduces and develops a broad understanding of empirical accounting research in financial reporting. The intent is to provide an overview of archival research and an in-depth analysis of current financial accounting research. This course will focus on the types of questions and innovative methods accounting academics are currently pursuing and developing.

Pre-req: 60.751 Accounting Research Methodolog.

ACCT.7620 Empirical Financial Accounting Research II (Formerly ACCT/60.762) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039045

This is part II of a two part doctoral seminar in Empirical Financial Accounting Research. This course introduces and develops a broad understanding of empirical accounting research in financial reporting. The intent is to provide an overview of archival research and an in-dept analysis of current financial accounting research. This course will focus on the types of questions and innovative methods accounting academics are currently pursuing and developing.

Pre-req: 60.751 Accounting Research Methodology and 60.761 Empirical Financial Accounting Research I.

ACCT.7720 Auditing and Corporate Governance Research (Formerly ACCT/60.772) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039184

This course is designed to expose doctoral students to major research areas in auditing and corporate governance research, with an emphasis on primarily archival research and secondarily judgement and decision making research. In line with Empirical Financial Accounting Research, emphasis will be placed on a significant number of research topics and methods by participating in active discussions about challenging research opportunities and auditing and corporate governance research.

Pre-req: ACCT 7510 Accounting Research Methodology, and ACCT 7610 Empirical Financial Accounting Research I and ACCT 7620 Empirical Financial Accounting Research II.

ACCT.7960 Doctoral Dissertation (Formerly ACCT/60.796) Credits: 1-9

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 9
Course ID 039421

Doctoral dissertation research.

ACCT.7970 Managerial Research Seminar (Formerly ACCT/60.797) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039240

The course will involve an on-going monthly presentation from across scholarly disciplines. Speakers will be drawn from local, national, and international universities. Attendance will be mandatory; PhD students should gain an appreciation for high level scholarship and corporate governance research.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

BUSI.7010 Doctoral Curricular Practical Training (Formerly BUSI 701) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039083

An internship, practicum or other type of employment that is either required by the student's academic program or an experience for which a student receives academic credit. To be eligible the student must be in legal F-1 status and have been enrolled full-time for one academic year. CPT work experience must be in the student's field of study and contain a curricular component.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

ENTR.5650 Technological Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR 565) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039095

This course is designed to help master's level students, often from fields outside of business, understand how technological and social innovations lead to new businesses and how those are created, funded, governed, and grown.

ENTR.5910 Independent Study (Formerly ENTR 591) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 006566

ENTR.6100 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation l (Formerly ENTR /64.610) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039347

The Course is offered as a 2-week intensive experiential learning of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It is designed to help students to understand the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in today's global economy and to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set among the students in the UMass Lowell Students will work in inter-disciplinary, multi-cultural environments exploring problem solving techniques, opportunities identification, business concept development and venture planning using standard business model framework and bringing ideas to reality.

Matriculated MBA students or MSF or MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

ENTR.6110 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation ll (Formerly ENTR /64.611) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006574

The Course is offered as a 2-week intensive experiential learning of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It is designed to help students to understand the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in today's global economy and to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set among the students in the UMass Lowell. Students will work inter-disciplinary, multi-cultural environments exploring problem solving techniques, opportunities identification, business concept development & Venture planning using standard business model framework and bringing ideas to reality.

Matriculated MBA students or MSF or MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

ENTR.6350 Financing Innovation and Technology Ventures (Formerly ENTR /64.635) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035577

This course focuses on strategies for financing innovation and new technology ventures both within a firm and on a stand-alone basis. Topics covered will include: different types of business organizations; different sources of funding including internal sources and external sources such as angel investors, venture capitalists, etc.; short-term and long-term financial planning and forecasting; business valuation; term sheet negotiation and exit strategies including mergers and acquisitions and IPOs. Each aspect of the course will be covered within the context of a business plan and venture life-cycle.

Pre-Req: MSITE program or PSM sub-plan or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator.

ENTR.6400 New Venture Creation (Formerly ENTR/64.640) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037840

This course is designed for students who are interested in entrepreneurship. The focus is on entrepreneurship as generic activity. It explores the opportunities and challenges face by individuals who seek to start a new ventures and the probable career development paths that are available. For those who may be interested in starting or running a new business, the course will provide an essential foundation for this process, identify the skills and resources required, and explore the opportunities available to the young entrepreneur.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

ENTR.6450 New Product Development (Formerly 66.630) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035583

This course will enable students to understand the complexities involved in new innovation and technology-based product development. Through examples and exercises, students will be exposed to such topics as creative problem solving, customers/suppliers/partners involvements and inputs processes, integration among all functions, building and managing cross functional teams, rapid prototyping and development, creating a learning organization and measurements.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

ENTR.6500 Innovation and Emerging Technology (Formerly ENTR /64.650) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035579

This course examines technological innovation and its relationship to value-creation and business strategy. Emphasis is placed on emerging scientific and technical innovations and the opportunities and challenges they present to both existing businesses and new venture entrepreneurs. The overall goal of this course is to help you to understand, appreciate and learn to manage the technology innovation process. Students examine innovation strategies, planning models, evaluation models, licensing and the commercialization process required to launch new businesses around innovative products and technologies.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

ENTR.6550 Corporate Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR /64.655) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035580

This course focuses on entrepreneurship in established companies. Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) is a process by which companies adopt a conscious strategy to encourage creativity, innovation, outside-the-box thinking, experimentation and risk taking. As a result, companies promoting and implementing CE strive for competitive advantages in rapidly changing global markets. The course will cover components of CE, developing & implementing CE strategies and managing CE.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

ENTR.6700 Global Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR /64.670) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038768

This course discusses state of global entrepreneurship and the opportunities for it. It will cover different forms of global entrepreneurship, influences of macro forces and factors for global entrepreneurs consideration. The course will offer a structured approach to thinking and creating entrepreneurship beyond domestic markets and operations. It will present entrepreneurship framework, case studies, group projects and connections with global entrepreneurs to understand real-life global entrepreneurship.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

ENTR.6800 Capstone I - New Venture Planning (Formerly ENTR /64.680) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035581

Capstone I-New Venture Planning (64.680) and Capstone II-New venture Implementation (64.681) focus on technology commercialization, business planning and initial incubation of an early-stage business by project teams, and the development of an investment proposal to launch a new business. In Capstone I students will be exploring, identifying and analyzing the path ¿from Idea to Market¿ for technology and research projects. They will evaluate selected technology and research projects for commercial applications and explore different options available to productize and introduce these projects to market. Where appropriate, teams will complete a new venture business plan and launch a new business (Capstone II). These two courses together will comprise the M.S.I.T.E program Capstone experience and will require students to actually develop these commercialization projects. Each student team will be assigned to a faculty member(s) who will instruct and guide them throughout this process. In addition to M.S.I. T. E. students, Capstone I may be taken by M.B.A. students as an elective and students in the New Venture Certificate program.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

ENTR.6810 Capstone II - New Venture Implementation (Formerly ENTR /64.681) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035582

Capstone I-New Venture Planning (64.680) and Capstone II-New Venture Implementation (64.681) focus on technology commercialization, business planning and initial incubation of an early-stage business by project teams, and the development of an investment proposal to launch a new business. In Capstone I students will be exploring, identifying and analyzing the path ¿from Idea to Market¿ for technology and research projects. They will evaluate selected technology and research projects for commercial applications and explore different options available to productize and introduce these projects to market. Where appropriate, teams will complete a new venture business plan and launch a new business (Capstone II). These two courses together will comprise the M.S.I.T.E program Capstone experience and will require students to actually develop these commercialization projects. Each student team will be assigned to a faculty member(s) who will instruct and guide them throughout this process. Capstone II may only be taken by students in the M.S.I.T.E. program.

MSITE program OR permission of Graduate Coordinators.

ENTR.6880 Current Topics in Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR /64.688) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035586

This course is designed for an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur that focuses on key marketing concepts, methods, and strategic issues relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs and new ventures within an established company. It will give students a broad and deep understanding of such topics; Entrepreneurship and marketing; Marketing Opportunities; Market Development; Distribution strategy; pricing Strategy; Customer Relationship Strategy; Communication Strategy; and Effective use of Social Media. Start-up entrepreneurs and intrapeneurs face the challenge of matching large resources of established companies and thus have to utilize different ("entrepreneurial") marketing methods to succeed."

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students, MBA Foundation Core, MSITE program, or PSM sub-plan, or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator

ENTR.6990 Independent Study (Formerly ENTR /64.699) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006584

ENTR.7400 Seminar in Entrepreneurship Research (Formerly ENTR /64.740) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036952

This is a full-semester seminar devoted to the diverse field of entrepreneurship. During the semester, we will cover seminal articles as well as contemporary topics and debates. Our emphasis is on reading and discussing academic articles from various perspectives on entrepreneurship. Students are expected to actively participate and contribute to class discussions as well as prepare a research proposal.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

ENTR.7410 Corporate Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR /64.741) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036953

The course investigates the extant literature on innovation within the confines of an established organization. Corporate entrepreneurship is concerned with firm level entrepreneurship, specifically the notion of strategic renewal. Specific attention will be paid to underlying theoretical constructs associated with innovation, such as risk, culture, top management disposition, as well as their affect on organizational performance.

ENTR.7420 Seminar in Corporate Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR /64.742) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036954

In this course, students will become familiar with and develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts, models, and paradigms that collectively form the foundation for corporate entrepreneurship. The purpose is to develop a keen awareness of major gaps that exist in the literature. Students will develop the ability to critically integrate findings from the literature and strengthen the skills needed to conduct original research in the related areas.

Pre-Req: Business-PhD Students only or permission of the Instructor.

ENTR.7430 Seminar in Innovation and New Product Development (Formerly ENTR /64.743) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039044

This seminar is on the progress of the scholarly research on innovation and new product development. Topics include: types, drivers, and outcomes of innovation; new product development processes, how innovations and new products can help an organization develop a sustainable competitive advantage.

Pre-Req: Business-PhD Students only or permission of the Instructor.

ENTR.7440 Current Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Formerly ENTR /64.744) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039133

This course examines current topics facing entrepreneurs and companies in strategic marketing of their innovative products and services. The specific issues covered include customers risk and value perceptions, buyer-seller relations, customer lifetime value, international

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

ENTR.7960 Doctoral Dissertation (Formerly ENTR /64.796) Credits: 1-9

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 9
Course ID 039422

Doctoral dissertation research.

ENTR.7970 Managerial Research Seminar (Formerly ENTR /64.797) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039288

The course will involve an on-going monthly presentation from across scholarly disciplines. Speakers will be drawn from local, national, and international universities. Attendance will be mandatory; PhD students should gain an appreciation for high level scholarship and corporate governance research.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

ENTR.9010 Research Seminar: Industrial Competition (Formerly ENTR /64.901) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006592

FINA.5010 Business Financial Analysis (Formerly FINA/61.501) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 006402

Introduces students to the finance function in a firm. Students are exposed to a variety of analytical techniques and to theory applied to financial decision making. Study will include effects of major financial decisions such as investment, financing and dividends on the value of a firm, in the light of their risk-return relationship under the assumption that the maximization of shareholder wealth is the goal of management. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs or Permission of MBA Director.

ACCT.5010 AND MBA, MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

FINA.6010 Corporate Finance (Formerly FINA /61.601) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006404

Relates working capital strategy, capital investment analysis, long-term financing, and capital structure decisions in a risk-return framework to the dynamics of the firm and the market in which it operates.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

FINA.6020 Advanced Corporate Finance (Formerly FINA 602/61.621) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006406

This course covers advanced topics of financial decision-making concepts such as financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, different forms of debt and equity financing, leasing, and real options. The course includes techniques to incorporate uncertainty in financial analysis, to hedge corporate risk, and to restructure a firm through leveraged buyouts or under bankruptcy protection. It also includes advanced topics such as real options, theories of behavioral corporate finance, and the process to navigate extraordinary financial situations such as financial restructuring and liquidation.

FINA.6050 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring (Formerly FINA 605) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039387

This course examines the process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. Of particular interest will be the empirical evidence of capital market reactions to control transactions, to defensive measures by management against takeover bids and the valuation effects of these activities. We will also investigate restructuring activities that have significant effects on firm assets, liabilities, and equity claims, as well as their underlying economic motives. A Major focus will be the interaction of strategic planning, valuation, financial strategies, and investment decisions in the life cycle of the firm. This course is indispensable for those who plan to pursue careers in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, and management consulting.

Pre-req: FINA.6010 Corporate Finance.

FINA.6100 Global Financial Markets and Monetary Policy (Formerly FINA 610/61.610) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006405

This course examines the interactions between changing perceptions of macroeconomic conditions and movements in the prices and yields on financial market instruments. The orientation of this course is heavily institutional with emphasis on helping students develop a ¿Wall Street¿ perspective on asset choice and the likely impact of macroeconomic conditions and policies on financial market prices. At the same time, the dependence of macroeconomic policy outcomes on global financial markets¿ expectations of future real growth in the US and in the world economy, expectations of inflation, sovereign default risk and of interest rates will be stressed.

FINA.6110 Financial Statement Analysis (Formerly FINA 611) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039307

This course introduces to students a comprehensive financial statement analysis and valuation framework that integrates financial reporting, financial analysis and valuation, and the application of this framework to fundamental analysis. This course provides students with hands-on experience in financial statement analysis. Students will be introduced to general tools of financial analysis, theoretical concepts, and practical valuation issues. By the end of the course, students should be comfortable with using firms financial statements to develop an understand of their performance and to establish a basis for making reasonable valuation estimates.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA Professional, MSF, or MSA students who have completed 60.501, 61.501, 62.502, 63.501, 66.501, and 66.511 or permission of MBA coordinator.

FINA.6210 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (Formerly FINA 621/61.721) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006412

This course introduces the student to the main theories and practice of investments and portfolio management. The student will learn about various investment opportunities including real and financial assets; the investment environment including the money and capital markets; the investment process including identification of goals, data gathering and analysis etc.; and, decision making under a changing market environment. The material covered will include: selection of assets - with special emphasis on securities selection through technical analysis and fundamental analysis, computation of risk and return of individual assets, asset allocation and portfolio formation, computation of risk and return of portfolios, measurement of portfolio performance and rebalancing of portfolios. Also included in the material will be topics such as the `pyramid¿ approach, forecasting and the use of indicators and, market and industry indexes, models such as the CAPM, bond and stock valuation, mutual funds, domestic versus global investment etc.

FINA.6220 Advanced Portfolio Management (Formerly FINA 622/61.735) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006416

This course develops investment theory as applicable to portfolio management and securities selection. Topics covered include identification of investor goals, identification of investment opportunities in real and financial assets under volatile capital market conditions as well as analysis and decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Related concepts include technical analysis and fundamental analysis, pyramid approach to investing, changing risk and return through asset allocation and portfolio formation, valuation of basic securities and rebalancing of portfolios.

Pre-Req: 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, & 66.511 or MSA students.

FINA.6240 Fixed Income Securities (Formerly FINA /61.624) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038390

Financial securities whose valuation depends on interest rates, such as Treasury securities, municipal bonds, and corporate bonds are called Fixed Income Securities. In this course, students will learn how to value and manage the risk of these securities.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

FINA.6530 Financial Institutions and Markets (Formerly FINA 653/61.732) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006415

Analysis of the theory and practice of financial intermediation by intitutions in the financial markets, including debt, equity, and foreign exchange markets. Study of the role of financial intermediaries including commercial banks, investment banks, and brokers. Other topics include financial market policy making and regulation in financial markets with an aim to understanding the rationale and nature of such policies and regulations.

FINA.6610 Financial Risk Management (Formerly FINA 661) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039134

This course deals with the theoretical and practical approaches to effective financial risk management. It covers risk management techniques for corporations and for management of equity, bond, derivatives and investment portfolios. Topics include measurement of corporate risk exposure, portfolio risk exposure and value at risk (VAR) for financial institutions; risk and diversification, modern portfolio theory, concentrated equity positions, portfolio benchmarking, the importance of asset allocations; market risk management, currency risk exposures, credit risk management, interest rate risks, and operational & integrated risk management; and computer applications.

Pre-req: FINA.6010 Corporate Finance.

FINA.6750 Financial Derivatives (Formerly FINA/61.675) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035765

The primary emphases in this course are the valuation and practical application of derivatives for both hedging and speculation. Topics include the characteristics of options, forward contracts, futures, and swaps; arbitrage and the valuation of derivatives; creating value and profit diagrams; and the structure of the derivatives markets. Ethical and economic issues associated with the use of derivatives as reported in the current financial press are also covered.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

FINA.6770 Independent Study: Finance (Formerly FINA/61.677) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006408

Pre-Requisites: MBA Foundation Core and 61.601, or permission of MBA Coordinator.

Pre-Req: 61.601 Corporate Finance, MBA Foundation Core, or permission of MBA Coordinator.

FINA.6880 Current Topics in Finance (Formerly FINA/61.688) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006409

Topics of current interest in Finance. Subject matter to be announced in advance. For a current semester course title, please log on to ISIS, the Inter-Campus Student Information System.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

FINA.6910 International Financial Management (Formerly FINA/61.691) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006410

The international dimension of the finance function of the firm. Financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on the standard concepts of financial management. The techniques of adapting risk analysis to the international situation. Study of international currency flows, monetary systems, forward cover and international banking policies.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

FINA.7200 Financial Economics and Research (Formerly FINA 720) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039386

This doctoral-level course will introduce students to financial economics and the research methodology that supports advancement in the field. One major course objective is to provide the core theoretical foundations on which the various subfields, such as corporate finance and investments, rely upon. The second objective is to become familiar with financial data and the methodology to test the empirical evidence to validate theoretical arguments. Topics will include utility theory under uncertainty, stochastic dominance, state preference theory, mean-variance portfolio theory, asset pricing, and contingent claims pricing. Topics that support corporate finance, such as information asymmetry and agency theory, will also be introduced.

FINA.7400 Corporate Finance Theory (Formerly FINA/61.740) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036933

This course covers topics in corporate finance including agency theory, theory of the firm, market for corporate control, financing policy, and dividend policy, among others.

FINA.7410 Investments Theory (Formerly FINA/61.741) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036934

This course covers topics in optimal portfolio choice and asset pricing including discrete-time and continuous time models for portfolio choice and security prices, Black-Scholes model of asset pricing, and general-equilibrium asset pricing models, among others.

Doctoral Student in good standing or with Instructor's Permission.

FINA.7430 Seminar in Corporate Finance (Formerly FINA/61.743) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036936

This course is a doctoral level seminar covering both theoretical and empirical research in the area of corporate finance.

FINA.7440 Seminar in Investment Analysis (Formerly FINA/61.744) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036948

This course is a doctoral level seminar covering both theoretical and empirical research in the area of investments and asset pricing.

FINA.7820 Financial Derivatives Theory (Formerly FINA/61.782) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036981

This course is an -in-depth analysis of contingent claims valuation. Financial assets considered will include European and American style options, forwards, futures, swaps, real options, and corporate securities.

FINA.7830 Research in International Finance (Formerly FINA/ 61.783) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036982

This course investigates issues in corporate financial management for multinational firms including foreign exchange forecasting and risk management, multinational capital budgeting, multinational capital structure, and international financial markets.

FINA.7840 Special Topics in Finance (Formerly FINA/ 61.784) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036983

This is a doctoral level course covering both theoretical and empirical research in an area of finance as determined by the instructor.

FINA.7960 Doctoral Dissertation (Formerly FINA 796) Credits: 1-9

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 9
Course ID 039423

Doctoral dissertation research.

FINA.7970 Managerial Research Seminar (Formerly FINA 797) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039299

The course will involve an on-going monthly presentation from across scholarly disciplines. Speakers will be drawn from local, national, and international universities. Attendance will be mandatory; PhD students should gain an appreciation for high level scholarship. and corporate governance research.

FINA.8010 Technology Adoption Finance (Formerly FINA/ 61.801) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006424

MGMT.5010 Organizational Behavior (Formerly MGMT/66.501) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 006680

Introduces students to management and organizational behavior. Its general purpose is to study and understand the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. It is directed toward behavioral action components and emphasizes the close relationship between the study of organizational behavior and the practice of management. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs, or Permission of MBA Director.

Matriculated MBA students or MSF or MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

MGMT.5040 Curricular Practical Training (Formerly MGMT/66.504) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 037811

An internship, practicum or other type of employment that is either required by the student's academic program or an experience for which a student receives academic credit. To be eligible the student must be in legal F-1 status and have been enrolled full-time for one academic year. CPT work experience must be in the student's field of study and contain a curricular component. Contact the Manning School of Business Graduate Programs office for additional details.

MGMT.5110 Global Enterprise and Competition (Formerly MGMT/66.511) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 006682

To be taken as last course in foundation core. Is an integrated investigation of global competitive issues to help students understand the processes of organization and technological innovation which permit businesses to achieve competitive advantages in a global environment. This course also deals with the nature and techniques of industry analysis necessary to the formulation of effective global strategy for the firm.

Pre-req: ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, and MBA or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MGMT.5750 Business Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers (Formerly PSM 575) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039418

Is designed for science and other non-business professionals seeking to excel as managers. This course will introduce core business principles. Starting with managing ourselves, and others, we will move through the functional business disciplines. There will be weekly, theme-based case studies and related articles that will provide ample opportunity to work individually and in teams. The goal of this course is to build your knowledge of business principles and develop the analytic and practical skills necessary to contribute in decision-making and operations.

MGMT.6010 Managing Organizational Change (Formerly MGMT/66.601) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006686

Examines how business enterprises are designed, managed and changed to operate efficiently and perform effectively within their competitive environments. It critically examines organizations that vary in terms of such characteristics as size, complexity, goals, and technology as they operate under different circumstances and at various stages of their life cycles. The role and impact of individual managers receive particular attention.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

MGMT.6070 Independent Study in MIS (Formerly MGMT 607) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006689

MGMT.6250 Negotiations (Formerly MGMT/66.625) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006716

Pre-Requisite: MBA Foundation Core.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MGMT.6400 Building and Managing Teams (Formerly MGMT/66.640) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035585

One critical determinant of success in an on-going corporate venture or launch of a new product, service or company is the performance of teams. This course examines the key roles of leader and follower in the development of project teams in both start startups and existing companies. It will address issues relating to team composition, team member capabilities, and team dynamics as teams develop and change over time. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills necessary for effective team performance.

Matriculated MBA students who completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010,MGMT.5110 OR MSITE major OR New Venture Certificate OR PSM major OR MSA major OR permission of graduate program coordinator.

MGMT.6450 Advanced Professional Communication (Formerly MGMT/66.645) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035731

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students, MBA Foundation Core, MSITE program, or PSM sub-plan, or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator

MGMT.6520 Human Resources Management (Formerly MGMT/66.652) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006696

An introduction to the primary human resource functions-job design, recruitment, selection, training, managing workforce diversity, employee development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, with an emphasis on how these functions are affected by Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. 3 credits

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA Manning; ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 and MIST.6010 or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator.

MGMT.6550 Mid-Management Skills for the New Business Environment (Formerly MGMT/66.655) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035730

This reading and discussion course for advanced MBA students explores the new skill and performance requirements imposed on middle managers by globalization and technology. Particular attention is given to emerging organizational forms that expand the emphasis on such things as individual free agency, the creation and synthesis of innovations, internal entrepreneurship, influence without authority and the coordination of activities over remote work sites.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MGMT.6770 Independent Study: Management (Formerly MGMT/66.677) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006702

Prerequisite: MBA Foundation Core and 66.601, or permission of MBA Coordinator

Pre-Req: 66.601 Managing Organizational Change and MBA Foundation Core, or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MGMT.6880 Current Topics in Management (Formerly MGMT/66.688) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006703

Topics of current interest in Management. Subject matter to be announced in advance. For a current semester course title, please log onto ISIS, the Inter-Campus Student Information System.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

MGMT.6910 Strategy Formation and Implementation (Formerly MGMT/66.691) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006705

Reviews strategies for positioning a firm within its competitive environment. Fundamental concepts in strategic management; role of the CEO, levels and components of strategy, competitive analysis, and formulation and implementation of strategy are explored. Pre-Requisite: MBA Advanced Core.

Pre-Req: 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, & 66.511 or MSA students.

MGMT.7150 Managing Quality In Comp Or (Formerly MGMT/66.715) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006712

MGMT.7300 Research Design I (Formerly MGMT/66.730) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036925

Seminar will address study design, including but not limited to methods, hypothesis development and testing, reliability, and validity.

MGMT.7330 Research Design Methods II (Formerly MGMT/66.733) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036926

Expanding beyond Research Design Methods I Student will begin the design of a research project which considers the range of research methodologies and the implications of their use.

Doctoral Student in good standing or with Instructor's Permission.

MGMT.7400 Leadership Theory & Principles (Formerly MGMT/66.740) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036955

This course will help students develop a strong understanding of the theoretical lineage of leadership, from great man theory and trait theory up until more recent dynamic leadership theories. In addition to an understanding of the historical theoretical development, students will also gain an appreciation of current knowledge concerning leadership.

MGMT.7410 Leadership & Decision Making (Formerly MGMT/66.741) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036963

This course will examine the manner and nature in which leaders make decisions, specifically decisions as it relates to the larger organization. The course will draw from a diverse spectrum of organizational theories, such as economics, behavioral economics, and psychology. Additionally, we will examine the manner which heuristics, bias and perception influence otherwise rationale decisions. The course will also examine decision making dynamics within the confines of senior leadership teams.

MGMT.7420 Leadership & Change Management (Formerly MGMT/66.742) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036965

The course will focus on research that examines leaders within the context of organizations that are undergoing significant change and restructuring initiatives. Specific attention will be paid to the moderating role of leadership on change and organizational outcome. Numerous research streams will be examined including but not limited to leaders ability to interpret shifts in the environment, leaders role in various phases of the change process, the role of leaders in addressing culture within change efforts, and leaders' ability to manage continuous change and strategic renewal.

MGMT.7430 Leadership & Ethics (Formerly MGMT/66.743) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036966

This course will focus on ethics as it pertains to organizational leaders. Theoretical principles underlying business ethics, specifically as it related to organizational leaders will be addressed, such as the role leaders play in establishing ethics within the organization, the manner in which ethics impacts top management team decision making, and ethical culture.

Students with a CSCE or UGRD career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.

MGMT.7440 Independent Study (Formerly MGMT/66.744) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036968

Students will be expected to establish a relationship with a faculty member and develop and submit a paper to a top academic conference within their first two years.

MGMT.7450 Seminar in Organization Theory (Formerly MGMT/66.745) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039043

This course focuses on the theories that explain the manner in which organizations form, behave, thrive, and decline. The course will draw from the contemporary literature in organization theory. Specific attention will paid to the major school of thought including but not limited too classical management theory, bureaucracy, behavioral decision theory, contingency theory, resource dependence theory, population ecology theory, organizational economic theory, institutional theory, and network theory.

Pre-Req: Business-PhD Students only or permission of the Instructor.

MGMT.7460 Seminar in Organizational Behavior (Formerly MGMT/66.746) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039185

The doctoral seminar in organizational behavior focuses on theoretical perspectives that explain individual behavior and social processes in organizational settings. The course will draw on literature at the micro and meso levels of analysis. It will provide a broad exposure to the major research domains of this discipline such as motivation, organizational justice, decision making, leadership, power, and organizational change. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation of existing paradigms and emerging trends.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

MGMT.7470 Leadership Theory and Concepts (Formerly MGMT/66.747) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039319

This doctoral seminar will provide an in-depth review of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that characterize organizational leadership research, and provide an overview of the empirical research stemming from these frameworks. Students will develop a critical understanding of the literature and an ability to engage in the scholarly discourse surrounding leadership. The course will also help students develop their ideas regarding their own contribution to the field.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

MGMT.7510 Public & Business Policy Practicum (Formerly MGMT/66.751) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036951

Examines the larger context of technology, specifically the role that government policy plays in stimulating technology industry clusters. The course will focus on public policy, public economics, and drivers for government support Specific attention will be paid to research that examines national and regional competitiveness, as it related to role of state and federal government. The class will address comparative policies with other developing economics, such as China and India. Significant emphasis will be placed of the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industries, such as pharmaceuticals, information technology, etc. Students will be expected to put forth original research that addresses current public and business policy concerns, such as whether or not the United States is in decline? Such introspection is not only meant to be provocative, but relevant to the current discussion going on in business policy and public policy circles.

MGMT.7600 International Business Research (Formerly MGMT/66.760) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036969

The aim of the doctoral seminar is to help students develop an advanced understanding of the evolution of international business theories and the present state of international business literature. It introduces a variety of economic and management theories as well as their relevance and application in the field of international business, including models of international trade, product cycle model, competitive advantage model, eclectic paradigm, etc... The course also discusses selected research topics on international trade, international production, and multinational enterprise practices with emphasis on theoretic contributions to international business study.

Pre-Req: 66.511 Global Enterprise and Competition

MGMT.7610 International Management Research (Formerly MGMT/66.761) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036972

This seminar provides an in-dept review of the evolution of the multinational enterprise and the theoretical and empirical literature on international management research. In introduces multiple theoretical lenses through which multinational enterprise management practices can be studied, including international economics, organizational behavior, strategic management, organizational theory, and public policy. The topics include culture, global corporate strategy, cross-cultural communication and negotiation, corporate governance and organizational form cross-nationally and international human resource management issues. It emphases on developing a critical understanding of theory, concept development, research design and research results within the field of international management.

MGMT.7620 International Business Research Methods (Formerly MGMT/66.762) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036973

The course is designed to provide students with an overview of methodologies (specifically multivariate data analysis) used in international business research. In the process, students will also tackle methods in international business research and what it takes to write a high-impact international business article.

MGMT.7820 Business Policy & Strategy (Formerly MGMT/66.782) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036984

This course will focus on the various schools of thought for explaining firm performance variance, specifically industry structure, competitive advantage, and competitive position.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 or permission of MBA coordinator.

MGMT.7840 Country/regional Studies Seminar (Formerly MGMT/66.784) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036992

This class would primarily be an onsite placement in a country/region worked out between the student and their advising committee. Prior to the onsite placement, student would go through an in-depth review of issues related to the overseas placement: economic, technical, financial, management, political, legal, organizational formalities and issues. Of particular importance would be a demonstration of language skills necessary to work successfully in the specific area of the world.

MGMT.7960 Doctoral Dissertation (Formerly MGMT 796) Credits: 1-9

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 9
Course ID 039424

Doctoral dissertation research.

MGMT.7970 Managerial Research Seminar (Formerly MGMT 797) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039241

This course will involve mandatory attendance at on-going monthly presentations by invited scholars from local, national, and international universities. The goal of the course is to enhance PhD student appreciation for, and familiarity with, high quality research in various business-related disciplines.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

MIST.6010 Management Information Systems (Formerly 63.601, MIST 601) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006516

Examines computer technologies, database management, and data communications as vehicle to improve and/or restructure business processes and decision making effectiveness to create competitive advantage.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

MIST.6030 Database Management (Formerly 63.730: Advanced Data Management, MIST 603) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036974

This course provides students with in-dept knowledge for modeling, designing, implementing, and managing database systems for operational and decision support purposes. Topics covered include relational database model, entity-relationship modeling, normalization, SQL language, data warehousing, data quality and integration, data and database administration, and object-oriented database.

MIST.6060 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Formerly MIST 606) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036985

This Course introduces the concepts and technologies of business intelligence and data mining. The course studies how data-oriented business intelligence techniques can be used by organizations to gain competitive advantages, as well as how to design and develop these techniques. Topics include classification, clustering, association analysis, prediction, and text and web mining. Data-mining related ethical issues will also be discussed.

MIST.6070 Electronic Business (Formerly 63.630: E-business, MIST 607) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 030437

This course provides a foundation on digital commerce and e-business for MBA students. It will cover both technological and managerial aspects of managing e-business operations in either a traditional or pure "dot.com" organization. Issues covered include interactive marketing and market-spaces, agent-based commerce and intelligent markets, electronic shopping carts, user interface issues, EDI transaction via Extranets, database interfaces, personalization and targeted communications, security, encryption, and payment systems, privacy and intellectual property.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA Manning; ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 and MIST.6010 or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MIST.6080 Enterprise System Management (Formerly 63.640, MIST 608) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 030883

This course, an MBA elective, will focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that integrate information spanning the functional boundaries within an organization. ERP systems include like SAP/R3, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) like Seibel, Tariva, etc. The goals of the course are to help students understand ERP systems and their underlying components and technologies, the implications of implementing ERP in organizations. Course will cover management and technical issues during the pre-implementation, installation, and post-installation stages of the ERP and/or CRM software in organizations. This course will cover topics such as: ES planning, business process re-engineering, selection of ES software and vendors, role of outside consultants, budgeting and resource planning, systems conversion, testing, user training, stabilization, role of top management, IT staff, consultants, design teams, and employee, and other topics.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511 and 63.601 or MSA students or Perm of MBA Coordinator.

MIST.6100 Information Technology Infrastructure (Formerly 63.610, MIST 610) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037589

This course examines in detail, the two major technologies for establishing the Information Technology (IT) architecture & Infrastructure in an organization Topics include Multi-user Database environments, review of IT architectures, the migration of legacy systems, network (WAN, LAN) design, deployment, and management, and role of the Internet, Extranet, and Intranet.

Pre-req: 63.601 Management of Information Systems or permission of instructor.

MIST.6140 Social and Economic Networks (Formerly 63.745: Electronic Commerce. MIST 614) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036977

This course provides a foundation on digital commerce and e-business for PhD program. It will cover both theory and practice of e-commerce (B2C), e-business (B2B) and emerging e-business technologies such as Web 2.0 and social networking, all with an organizational perceptive. Various theoretical models will be analyzed on topics such as e-strategy, interactive/e-marketing and supply-chain, agent-based commerce and intelligent markets, shopping carts and payment systems, user interface design, EDI transactions and Extranets, personalization and privacy security, encryption, and intellectual property. Students will be assessed through research paper and exams.

MIST.6150 Data Engineering for Business Analytics (Formerly 63.760 Enterprise Information Systems, MIST 615) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036986

This course will focus on Enterprise Systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and customer relationship Management (CRM) that integrate information spanning the functional boundaries (cross-functional) within an organization and link them with customers. This course will analyze theory and practice of implementing enterprise systems and their underlying components and technologies, their implications organization change and business processes. Students will be assessed through research paper and exams.

MIST.6160 Advanced Data Mining (Formerly 63.798: Independent Study in Management Information, MIST 616) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006538

MIST.6170 Information Privacy and Security (Formerly 63.770, MIST 617) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036988

This course examines information privacy and security from various perspectives. The course provides students with in-depth understanding of the privacy and security issues due to advances in information technology, as well as related legal, organizational, social and economic implications and consequences. The course also explores approaches to analyze, design and implement the privacy and security components/functions of information systems.

MIST.6350 Project Management (Formerly MIST/MGMT 635) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035584

This course will focus on managing innovation and technology projects and the critical role that a project manager plays in successful execution. Topics included in the course are: project planning, deliverables, managing quality, change management, documentation, communication, risks management, project team and human resource management approaches and creating and managing expectations.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA Manning; ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 and MIST.6010 or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator.

MIST.6450 Information Technology Project Management (Formerly 63.620, MIST 645) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035732

Application and integration of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) areas to managing information technology (IT) projects. Focuses on project management tools and techniques for defining and managing the project's goal, scope, schedule, and budget. Other topics include quality management, risk management, change management, and knowledge management as they are related to IT projects.

Pre-Req: 63.602 MIS or permission of Instructor or MBA office.

MIST.6880 Current Topics in Management Information Systems (Formerly 63.688, MIST 688) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006524

Selected topics having current and future impact in the field of MIS. Subject matter to be announced in advance.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

MIST.7060 Data Analytics (Formerly 63.706, MIST 706) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038321

This course introduces the concepts and technologies of data analytics and data mining for transforming data into insight and business intelligence. The course studies how the data-driven analytics technologies can be used by organizations to gain competitive advantages, and how to design and develop these technologies. Topics include data integration, data transformation, prediction, classification, clustering, association, text mining, optimization, model and performance evaluation, and data-mining related privacy and ethical issues.

Pre-req: ECON 2110 Statistics for Business and Econmonics I or equivalent, MIST.3050 Application Systems Development or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

MIST.7070 Electronic Commerce (Formerly 63.707, MIST 707) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038716

This course provides a foundation on digital commerce and e-business research for PhD. students. It will cover both technological and managerial aspects of managing e-business operations in either a pure (Dot.Com) organization or traditional organization (bricks-and-click). Issues covered include interactive marketing and market-spaces, agent-based commerce and intelligent markets, electronic shopping carts, user interface issues, EDI transaction via Extranets, database interfaces, personalization and targeted communications, security, encryption, and payment systems, privacy and intellectual property. Students will be conducting literature review in each of these key e-business areas and identify potential future research directions.

Pre-req: 49.731 Statistics.

MIST.7080 Enterprise Systems (Formerly 63.708, MIST 708) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038566

The course will focus on implementation issues with Enterprise Systems (also called Enterprise Resource planning -- ERP) which integrate the informational and functional boundaries within organization. The goals of the course are to help students understand the underlying ERP components and technologies, change management, and process integration in organization. Conceptual models will be analyzed on topics such as business process management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, privacy and security, and outsourcing issues as related to the implementation of enterprise systems. Students will be assessed through case analysis, exams , and research paper proposals.

Pre-Req: Business-PhD Students only or permission of the Instructor.

MIST.7090 Independent Study in Management Information Systems (Formerly 63.709, MIST 709) Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006527

An opportunity for the student to carry out individualized study relating to the field of Management Information Systems under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Pre-requisites: MBA Foundation Core and Permission of MBA Coordinator

MIST.7370 Multivariate Statistical Methods (Formerly 63.737, MIST 737) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038569

This course introduces statistical methods and techniques for multivariate data analysis. The course studies basic ideas underlying multivariate statistical methods and covers various applications of multivariate statistical analysis. The course discusses the design of a multivariate study, the choice of a multivariate method, the procedure of multivariate statistical analysis, and the interpretation of the analysis results. Topics include multivariate normal distribution, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance (MANOVA and MACOVA), principal components, factor analysis, structure equation modeling, canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, and cluster analysis.

Pre-req: 49.731 Statistics.

MIST.7450 Information Technology Project Management (Formerly 63.780, MIST 745) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036989

This course covers the concepts,, practices, processes, tools, techniques and resources used by information system (IS) project managers. The entire project life cycle will be covered from project initiation to project termination. The course will closely apply the framework of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) to carry out IT projects. The course will focus on how to manage the scope, schedule, budget and change of projects, with research emphasis on information systems and information technology projects.

MIST.7500 Seminar in Information Systems Research (Formerly 63.750, MIST 750) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036978

This course focuses on the contemporary topics in information systems research. The materials discussed in this course will be selected form leading IS research publications. Subject areas may be organizational, social, or technological in nature. Research methodologies may be empirical, computational or economics oriented. This course will normally be taught by multiple faculty members jointly.

MIST.7880 Current Topics in Management Information Systems (Formerly MIST 788) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039077

This course addresses one or more topics having current or future impact on the research fields of Information Systems. Topics can change at each course offering. Typically, the course will focus on emerging research streams in Management Information Systems, exploring new techniques and research methodologies used in the literature that yield high-impact research results.

Pre-req: 49.731 Statistics.

MIST.7900 Doctoral Dissertation (Formerly MIST 790) Credits: 1-9

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 9
Course ID 006536

Doctoral dissertation research.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

MIST.7970 Managerial Research Seminar (Formerly MIST 797) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 039287

The course will involve an on-going monthly presentation from across scholarly disciplines. Speakers will be drawn from local, national, and international universities. Attendance will be mandatory; PhD students should gain an appreciation for high level scholarship and corporate governance research.

Good standing in the BA-PhD program.

MKTG.4970 Senior Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006447

MKTG.5010 Marketing Fundamentals (Formerly MKTG 501,62.501) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 006450

Describes how marketing strategies and plans of a competitive enterprise are formulated, implemented, and adjusted over time. Behavioral and quantitative aspects are covered, as well as analysis of the environmental forces affecting marketing decisions. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs, or Permission of MBA Director.

Matriculated MBA students or MSF or MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

MKTG.6010 Customers and Markets (Formerly MKTG 601/62.601) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006452

Prerequisite: Student must be matriculated and have finished foundation core. Pursues the development of comprehensive and integrated marketing plans using industry/competitor analysis, market value chains, and forecasting. An emphasis is given to business-to-business marketing situations which require an in-depth analysis of the firms' complex organizational behavior and evolving buyer-seller relationship.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

MKTG.6150 Sustainable Marketing (Formerly MKTG 615/62.615) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035711

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MKTG.6200 Sales Management (Formerly MKTG.620) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006455

This course offers students the opportunity to understand how sales management is conducted in small entrepreneurial organizations and large established enterprises. Topics include aligning the sales function with overall organizational objectives, integrating sales into the value delivery process, recruiting a talented sales team and meeting enterprise goals through target setting, compensation schemes, effective use of sales automation systems, and the importance of the Internet and other emerging technologies in the sales discipline. The course will explore the range of sales skills from the consultative selling of complex deals to transactional account management, as well as structural options such as product specialization, customer segment focus and territory alignment.

MKTG.6250 Digital Marketing (Formerly MKTG 625/62.625) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035712

This course combines a strategic view of digital marketing and its challenges and opportunities with a tactical approach whereby through case studies, interactive sessions, class exercises, and client projects, students learn about the latest research and best practices in the industry. Topics to be covered include digital marketing strategy, digital marketing and business model innovation, social media marketing, search engine optimization, mobile marketing, video marketing, web analytics and measurement, legal and security issues, and multichannel integration. Students will leave the course with a working knowledge of the tools and processes for creating, managing, and executing digital marketing plans.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MKTG.6300 Market Research (Formerly 62.630) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 035578

In this course students will learn and apply various marketing research techniques that will enable them to make soundly based decisions about new products or services in either an existing firm or new venture. Some of the topics covered include: assessing customer needs, estimating market demand, deciding the features of a proposed product/service and the price that would be most attractive in its target market. The course will provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts, and understanding of the statistical methodology behind market research techniques and practical application of these techniques through cases and projects.

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA Manning; ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 and MIST.6010 or permission of Grad Prog Coordinator.

MKTG.6700 International Marketing (Formerly MKTG 670/62.670) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006461

This course gives students a comprehensive view of marketing planning activity related to foreign markets. It is aimed a developing your understanding of the various dimensions in a business enterprise that are influenced by marketing. Marketing is a leading, integrated activity that influences the enterprise as a whole. Understanding of key trends in the global context and how they might affect a firm's marketing activity is fundamental for all employees, particularly marketers, executive management and the leadership team including the CEO, and managers at all levels in various functions of the company. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating subject in business management.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501,66.501 and 66.511, or MSITE program or PSM sub-plan or MSA students or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MKTG.6770 Independent Study: Marketing (Formerly MKTG 677/62.677) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006462

Pre-Requisite: MBA Foundation Core and 62.601 or permission of MBA Coordinator.

Pre-Req: 62.601 and MBA Foundation Core, or permission of MBA Coordinator.

MKTG.6880 Current Topics in Marketing (Formerly MKTG 688/62.688) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006464

Topics of current interest in Marketing. Subject matter to be announced in advance. For a current semester course title, please log on to ISIS, the Inter-Campus Student Information System

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed 60.501, 61.501, 62.501, 63.501, 66.501, 66.511 or MSA students or permission of MBA coordinator.

MKTG.7400 International Marketing Research (Formerly MKTG 740/62.740) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036970

The doctoral seminar is designed to expose students to the cutting-edge research in marketing models and discuss the relevance and implications of these marketing theories in a global business environment. It covers various research topics including pricing, new product development, marketing, brand management, and consumer behavior in a cross-national setting, with emphasis on developing a critical understanding of theory, concept development, research design, and research results within the field of international marketing.

POMS.5010 Operations Fundamentals (Formerly 63.501/POMS 501) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 006513

Provides students with an introduction to operations management and operations analysis. The latter furnishes the student with a set of quantitative tools which are useful in designing and operating the former. These techniques are also generally applicable to other functional areas/courses within the MBA Program. Pre-requisites: MBA or Certificate Programs, or Permission of MBA Director.

Matriculated MBA students or MSF or MSEM or MGFB Certificate or PSM or Doctor of Engineering majors or permission of MBA coordinator.

POMS.6010 Operations Management (Formerly 63.671/POMS 601) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 034656

Examines the strategic and tactical operations processes of manufacturing and service firms that foster global competitiveness. This course focuses on traditional and newer approaches including just-in-time, total quality management, MRP, flexible manufacturing systems, and capacity and management that lead to an integrated operations strategy. Cost reductions, flexibility, and market responsiveness are also considered.

Pre-Req: Matriculated MBA Manning who have completed ACCT.5010,FINA.5010,MKTG.5010,POMS.5010,MGMT.5010 and MGMT.5110 OR Matriculated MSF who have completed ACCT.5010 and FINA.5010 OR permission of MBA coordinator or MSA or MS ITE students.

POMS.6020 Global Supply Chain (Formerly POMS 602) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006520

POMS.6030 Service Management (Formerly 63.673/POMS 603) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006521

POMS.6040 Managerial Quality Control (Formerly 63.690/POMS 604) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006525

Pre-req: Matriculated MBA students who have completed ACCT.5010, FINA.5010, MKTG.5010, POMS.5010, MGMT.5010, MGMT.5110 or permission of MBA coordinator.

POMS.6120 Statistics for Predictive Analytics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039994

This course introduces statistical methods and techniques for predictive analytics. This is part of the business-analytics umbrella of courses. The main focus of this course is on regression, a powerful and widely used predictive method. Topics covered include simple linear regression, multiple regression, variable selection, model diagnostics, and systems of regression equations. The course also covers classification techniques using statistical methods such as linear discriminant function and logistic regression. Spreadsheet software, such as MS Excel, and statistical software, such as SAS and R, will be heavily utilized.

Pre-req: ECON.2110 Statistics for Business and Economics I.

POMS.6220 Decision Analytics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039995

The main objective of this course is for the students to develop an understanding of the role of using advanced analytic modeling in direct support of managerial decision making (commonly referred to as decision making, data analytics, decision support systems, and how they relate to other types of business analytic methodologies, (2) decision support systems (DSS) development methodologies and enabling technologies such as Analytical Hierarchy Process, Data Envelopment Analysis, Expert Systems, Neural Nets, Fuzzy Logic, Multi-criteria Decision Making, and (3) DSS enabling software packages, including some hands-on capabilities.

Pre-req: POMS.5010 Operations Fundamentals.

POMS.7090 Independent Study: Operations Management (Formerly 63.779/POMS 709) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006534

Pre-requisites: MBA Foundation Core and Permission of MBA Coordinator