Business Administration : Courses

MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces a two-course sequence in financial and managerial accounting. Analysis of corporate financial statements by external parties motivates study of the concepts and standards that shape the form and content of corporate financial statements. Similarly, the uses of accounting information by managers lead to the study of cost behavior, product costing, budgeting profitability analysis, and performance evaluation. Briefly considers auditing, internal control systems, and federal income tax law.

MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGA 201 and sophomore standing
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces in a two-course sequence financial and managerial accounting. Emphasizes the user, not the preparer, of accounting information. Analysis of corporate financial statements by external parties motivates study of the concepts and standards that shape the form and content of corporate financial statements. Similarly, the uses of accounting information by managers lead to the study of cost behavior, product costing, budgeting profitability analysis, and performance evaluation. Briefly considers auditing, internal control systems, and federal income tax.

MGA 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I: Assets and Income Determination

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGA 201 and MGA 202 with minimum grades of B, junior standing in accounting major, minimum QPA of 3.0.
Co-requisites: Student must enroll in and MGA 311 in the same term.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the theory of business income determination, emphasizing the application of accounting theory to asset valuation and reporting in financial statements.

MGA 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II: Equities

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 301 and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C; junior standing
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines further the theory of financial accounting, emphasizing the valuation and reporting of equities; also considers preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements.

MGA 303 Communication for Accountants

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Junior standing in accounting major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on developing the practical skills necessary to prepare and deliver effective oral and written communications. Improve writing and speaking in a business context. Emphasizes expectations for speaking and writing within the accounting profession.

MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 201 and MGA 202, junior standing in business administration major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Intermediate course in financial accounting for non-accounting majors that includes the format and content of financial statements, currently accepted accounting principles, problems in disclosure and income measurement, and analysis of financial statements.

MGA 311 Accounting Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGA 201 and MGA 202 with minimum grades of B, junior standing in accounting major, minimum QPA of 3.0.
Co-requisites: Student must enroll in MGA 301 and in the same term.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines manual and computer-based accounting systems for service, merchandising, and manufacturing firms. Emphasizes source documents, internal control, flowcharting, and information provided to management.

MGA 314 Cost Accounting

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Co-requisite: junior standing.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the principles of management accounting used in reporting to management concerning cost measurement, behavior, and classifications; product and service costing systems; and budgeting and performance evaluation.

MGA 401 Internal Auditing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGA 301 Or MGA 302 Or MGA 314
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to the principles and techniques of internal auditing. Provides students with basic knowledge of internal auditing through classroom lectures, individual case exercises, group exercises simulating internal auditing situations, and interaction with internal auditing professionals. Develops skills in designing, implementing, and reporting on internal auditing.

MGA 402 Auditing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 301, MGA 302, and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C, MGF 301, and senior standing in accounting major.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers scope and limitation of audits, auditors' qualifications and responsibilities, methods of verification and analysis applied to asset and equity accounts, examination of operating data and systems, expressions of opinion related to financial statements, and auditors' legal liability.

MGA 403 Federal and State Taxes

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 301, MGA 302, and MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C, senior standing in accounting major.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An introduction to the federal income tax law as it applies to individuals, corporations, partnerships and property transactions, with an emphasis on understanding the tax law to make better decisions in planning for business investment and property transactions.

MGA 404 Advanced Financial Accounting

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 301, MGA 302, MGA 311 with a minimum grade of C, MGF 301, and senior standing in accounting major.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines accounting for mergers and acquisitions, consolidated financial statements, international transactions, governmental and nonprofit organizations, and other topics.

MGA 410 Information Systems Audit

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 311 Or MGA 401
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Presents information systems audit and control concepts, and management practices. As business continues towards a more substantial reliance upon the capabilities of information systems, it becomes increasingly important for auditors to understand information systems and how they relate to financial and general organizational controls. Upon completion of this course students will be able to conduct audits of information systems.

MGA 415 Fraud Examination

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGA 311 Or MGQ 301
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Coverage of various types of fraudulent schemes, techniques for preventing fraud from occurring, and the approaches to detecting fraud when it has occurred. Topics include fraud against the organization, consumer fraud, and financial reporting fraud.

MGA 449 Internal Audit Practicum

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Accounting students work under the supervision of an accounting professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGA 496 Accounting Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Accounting students work under the supervision of an accounting professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGA 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: PSY 101 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the systematic interrelation of economic, technological, psychological, and sociological variables useful in observing, predicting, and influencing organizational behavior. Students develop ways of thinking about organizational problems to increase their effectiveness as administrators.

MGB 421 Seminar in Organization and Administration

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focus varies from comparison of different approaches to organizational analysis to in-depth studies of specialized topics of field studies of organizations. Involves systematic development of knowledge about organizational behavior and implications for management practice. Offered infrequently.

MGB 422 Seminar in Organization and Administration

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focus varies from comparison of different approaches to organizational analysis to in-depth studies of specialized topics of field studies of organizations. Involves systematic development of knowledge about organizational behavior and implications for management practice. Offered infrequently.

MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGB 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the nature of power and influence, the acquisition of power, and its use in organizations, utilizing tools from organizational theory. Analyzes major frameworks from the social and behavioral sciences and delineates their utility for application. Discusses cases and other exercises for application in both the public and the private sectors. Students are encouraged to relate the material to their personal experiences and professional objectives.

MGB 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGE 302 Applied Economics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: ECO 181 and ECO 182, MGQ 201, MTH 131 or MTH 121 or MTH 122, and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers the methods, concepts, and techniques employed in applying economic constructs and principles to managerial decision making in private and public enterprises. Topics include market demand analysis, firms' production decisions, and pricing practices.

MGF 300 Personal Finance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Personal Finance is designed to introduce the basic concepts of personal financial management and planning for individuals and families. It will provide the learner with a practical framework for the preparation and application of personal financial statements, saving and investment strategies, credit use, insurance needs, retirement and estate planning techniques.

MGF 301 Corporation Finance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGA 201 and MGA 202, MTH 131 or MTH 121, completion of or concurrent registration in MGQ 301, and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the scope and objectives of financial management, along with the concept of the risk-return trade-off. Also considers financial planning with special emphasis on evaluating capital projects and managing working capital. Discusses the methods employed to obtain funds, along with the costs associated with each alternative.

MGF 401 Financial Institutions

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGF 301 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The financial services industry is very dynamic and continues to undergo dramatic changes. Many forces contribute to the changes including interest rates, overall market and credit factors, consolidation within the industry, and regulations. From this perspective, the course explores the basic management problems in the credit, investment, and financing administration functions of financial institutions, including commercial banks in the United States and abroad.

MGF 402 Investment Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGF 301 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses techniques of analyzing various companies and industries, as well as recent research on security markets, portfolio theory, and the measurements of investment performance.

MGF 403 International Financial Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGF 301 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides the conceptual framework necessary for financial decision making in an international context. Focuses on implementing analytical tools and theory through problems and analysis of real-world global decision making. From this global perspective, explores the following traditional areas of corporate finance: investments, capital budgeting, cost of capital and financial structure, evaluation and control of operations and risk management. Within these areas, we concentrate on those decision variables that purely domestic firms tend to overlook, such as fluctuating exchange rates, differing rates of inflation between countries, differing tax systems, exchange controls, segmented capital markets, and such political risks as nationalization and expropriation.

MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGF 301 and senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses the theory and practice of financial decision making under uncertainty. In particular, considers in depth the problems of working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and merger analysis.

MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGF 301, completion of or concurrent registration in MGF 402, and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Gives students an understanding of the wide range of derivative financial securities developed over the past fifteen years and better prepares them for the types of careers available in today's complex global markets. Students learn how these securities are priced and used in risk-management and speculative strategies by individuals and companies. Financial securities and markets are changing rapidly, and this course helps students be better prepared to enter a career in finance.

MGF 420 Special Topics in Finance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Topics vary by semester.

MGF 496 Finance Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students within the finance option with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Finance students work under the supervision of a finance professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGF 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGG 110 Entrepreneurship Training Program

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Pass/Fail
Entrepreneurial endeavors stand a better chance of being successful when the business owner is properly trained. This Entrepreneurship Training Program (EPT) is designed as a vehicle fro the exploration of self employment and continuing education. ETP will entertain varied elements of selecting, developing, and operating a business. Content experts, practicing entrepreneurs, and business professional will assist in presenting content; guest speakers will extend the course material and relate relevant personal experiences.

MGG 150 Business and Society

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Summer
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Comprehensively provides a broad understanding of business, including various functions and their interrelationships; terminology; management fundamentals and competitive factors; legal and ethical issues; and consideration of various external elements, including society at large.

MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning, and Management

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: Junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A hands-on course taught by a team of faculty, Career Resource Center staff, area professionals, and alumni. Introduces a strategic approach to career planning and job search. Topics/activities cover the job market, job-search resources, developing a personal marketing strategy, researching potential employers, networking, interviewing, and r?sum? writing skills. Recommended for the junior year. Formerly MGT 300.

MGG 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) positions for MGG 101 and MGG 102 are available for School of Management Students who meet the qualifications, including senior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.0. and a minimum School of Management GPA of 3.0. Students must apply for UTA positions with the Undergraduate Academic Programs office in 204 Alfiero Center. Credit does not count toward the major. Graded P/F.

MGG 496 Management Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Thus, students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Management students work under the supervision of a management professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: Junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the management of human resources (HR) at the level of the firm. Focuses on the systems and practices required to implement such HR functions as selection, development, compensation, and performance appraisal. Evaluates these HR decisions with a framework that considers the influence of legal and market environments, as well as union and nonunion settings. Course assignments emphasize managerial applications.

MGI 411 Advanced Human Resources Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGI 301 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides advanced treatment of the three critical HR functions: (1) selection and staffing, (2) compensation and rewards management, and (3) performance management and evaluation. Course assignments focus on the professional competencies required in each of these areas. Emphasizes linking these decisions to the strategic requirements of the firm.

MGI 418 Special Topics in Human Resources

Credits: 1 - 6
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MGI 301
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary by semester.

MGI 420 Special Topics in Human Resources

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MGI 301
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics vary by semester.

MGI 496 Human Resources Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placements from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Human resources management students work under the supervision of a human resources professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGI 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGM 301 Principles of Marketing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: ECO 182 and PSY 101, junior standing in the School of Management.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the distribution of goods by marketing agencies. Considers the nature and scope of marketing problems, behavior of industrial buyers and consumers, channels of distribution, pricing, selling, marketing costs, efficiency, and governmental regulations.

MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores roles of the sales force and sales management team in a firm's marketing strategy. Studies selling techniques, territory management, sales force selection, sales training for improved performance, compensation schemes, and performance evaluation. Case analysis and discussion deal with problems from the perspectives of the sales representative, the sales manager, and top management.

MGM 403 Marketing Research

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Investigates marketing research as a tool of market management. Analyzes the role of research in planning and controlling market activities and the techniques of marketing research, and illustrates the application to marketing problems.

MGM 404 Consumer Behavior

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses pertinent theoretical and empirical findings about the behavior of consumers and industrial and institutional buyers.

MGM 405 Seminar in Marketing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Provides an opportunity to study individual topics of special interest, as well as to examine market phenomena of a general nature.

MGM 406 Product and Brand Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses new product development, brand and pricing strategies for existing products, and the design of promotional campaigns. Gives particular emphasis to the new product development process and the design of advertising strategy.

MGM 408 Retail and Marketing Channel Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses retail administration and the effective management of channels of distribution. Some of the topics covered are retail locations, management of physical distribution, and cooperation and conflict among retailers and other channel members. Offered infrequently.

MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Promotional strategy, one of the four P's of marketing, is critical to the survival and success of organizations because promotion forms the point of contact between the organization and its many stakeholders, especially its customers. While promotion is typically associated with advertising, today's marketers have many more options in fashioning their promotional strategies. Understanding the various promotional choices including advertising, sales promotions, direct marketing, personal selling, and public relations and how these strategies need to work in tandem to achieve the greatest impact are among the objectives of this course.

MGM 483 International Marketing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
As the world becomes a global village, and more corporations around the world market their products and services in foreign countries, the demand for business students with an understanding of international marketing is dramatically increasing. Thus, it becomes increasingly critical for undergraduate marketing students to: (1) develop an understanding of the concepts, principles, and practices of marketing in the global environment; (2) develop familiarity with the problems involved in marketing across national boundaries; and (3) gain knowledge of tools and approaches to develop and control marketing programs on a global basis.

MGM 496 Marketing Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students within the marketing option with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and to interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Marketing students work under the supervision of a marketing professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGM 497 Marketing Honors Thesis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Honors thesis for marketing students.

MGM 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGO 302 Production and Operations Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the process, tools, and techniques of production and operations management. Develops sufficient skills in the use of financial, quantitative, statistical, and computer-based tools and techniques as they apply to operations management and control problems in business, industrial, service, and governmental settings.

MGO 303 Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The course deals with design and management of supply chains and logistics for competing effectively in global markets. The management of specific functions within supply chains such as manufacturing, procurement, logistics and inter-organizational information and coordination are covered. The topics covered include qualitative & quantitative techniques for optimum configuration of supply chain and logistics, principles of postponement in design, processes and logistics, mass customization, global location factors for offices, plants and distribution centers, collaboration and coordination among various players in supply networks, vendor managed inventory (VMI), strategic alliances & partnering, purchasing and buyer-supplier relationships. Given the increasing importance of logistics and retail sectors in employment generation, logistics management topics such as warehousing, transportation and third party logistics service providers are also covered.

MGO 304 Service Operations & Extreme Events Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course imparts an understanding of service operations management. The service sector is the largest sector in terms of contributions to GDP as well as employment. This course is designed to cover unique aspects of service operations and complexities involved in a wide range of service organizations such as health care, management of quick-response services (such as fast food restaurants), education, retail, government, and non-profit organizations. The planning and control mechanisms for a variety of service situations, and ways and means to lower the costs, improve the efficiency and customer service organizations will be analyzed through many quantitative models such as queuing theory, design of service delivery systems and qualitative methods. In addition, given the growing turbulence in social and economic spheres in recent years, additional emphasis is placed on service business processes involved in emergency management systems, extreme events and rapid execution of service logistics processes. These include the four sectors of: 1) management of organizations such as fire, health care, police protection; 2) disaster management techniques (hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural events), 3) emergency response to unanticipated shortages of critical materials such as blood, vaccines; and 4) handling and transportation of toxic materials, etc.

MGO 330 Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Entrepreneurial ventures are unique entities. They take on the character of their originator who seeks to make his/her mark in the business world. Founders provide the essence of what their venture becomes. Students develop their entrepreneurial instinct as well as entrepreneurial skills. This interaction of instinct and skills assists professional growth and sharpens entrepreneurial "sense." Lecture, discussion, and activities occupy class time. Explores both text and lecture content to provide insight into the components and interactions of business elements. In large part, examines course content in pursuit of the development of a business plan.

MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGF 301, MGM 301, MGB 301, MGS 351, MGO 302 and MGE 302; or must have completed a minimum of three of these six with concurrent registration in the remaining three; and senior standing
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys general management processes for planning and controlling the operations of the firm in order to compete effective in the global marketplace. Gives special attention to the strategic and operations planning process, and the integration of marketing, production, and financial planning concepts and practices. Case studies and a computer-based management game are part of the course.

MGO 450 Business Forecasting

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGQ 301 and MGE 302
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines forecasting for business purposes in the fact of uncertainty. Designed to familiarize students with various forecasting techniques and their practical applications in business, including projections of retail sales, real estate loans, tool shipments, costs, revenues, stock prices, inflation rates, and other micro and macro level variables. Numerous case studies were used.

MGO 493 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

MGO 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 6
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Familiarizes students with statistical concepts and computer skills which are valuable in a variety of life and work applications, as well as creates a foundation for more advanced coursework. Word-processing, spreadsheet, and statistical applications form an important part of the course. Includes topics from descriptive statistics, such as measures of central tendency, standard deviation, probability distributions, Central Limit Theorem, the normal distribution and requires the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint necessary to run statistical functions and to present analysis of data.

MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Strengthens skills in the use of statistical methods for decision making and in the interpretation of computer output. Topics covered include estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance.

MGS 314 Applied Business Programming

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: junior standing in the School of Mangement
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An introductory programming course with an emphasis on business applications and problem solving. Students will learn object oriented design techniques, programming structures, programming logic and user interface design. The software development environment used in this course is Microsoft Visual Studio and the Visual Basic .NET programming language.

MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the basic concepts of management information systems from the managerial perspective. Topics include systems theory, information theory, systems analysis, and database management. Also introduces computer software, such as Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Access.

MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGS 351 and senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to telecommunications technology. Students gain an appreciation for telecommunications technology, such as fax, telephone, and radio, as well as the management of telecommunications and the services planned by telecommunication companies. Students learn to identify major components of local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), and to understand issues relating to design of LANs and administration of network operating systems.

MGS 404 Database Management Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MGS 351 and senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the technologies used to develop and implement database systems. The course begins by introducing the relational model and the structure query language (SQL), and also examines post-relational models as found in object-oriented and semantic databases. Uses data modeling concepts and principles of good database design to illustrate the construction of integrated databases. Requires students to complete a project that incorporates good database design concepts.

MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CSE 113 and MGS 351 and senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Acquaints students with the various concepts and technologies used in the analysis and design of computer-based systems. The course introduces techniques for studying business information flows, defining information requirements, and designing and implementing computer-based solutions. Also surveys modern software development practices and such methods as rapid applications development and prototyping, and the use of automated tools to support software development.

MGS 410 Digital Forensics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MGS 351
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to digital forensics. Students will acquire, authenticate, and analyze digital evidence. We will explore technical and managerial topics, and provide students with both theoretical and practical hands-on experience using forensic equipment and software.

MGS 420 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Topics vary by semester.

MGS 425 Management of IT Projects

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MGS 314 and senior standing in the School of Management
Co-requisites: MGS 405
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
MIS concentration capstone course. Advanced MIS majors, operating as a high performance team, will engage in and complete the design and implementation of a significant information system, Project management, management of the IS function, and systems integration will be components of the project experience.

MGS 496 MIS Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students within the management science and systems option with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within 150 hours during the course of the semester. Management science and systems students work under the supervision of a management science and systems professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting

MGS 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: junior or senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on the regulatory and policy implications of the interaction between government and private business entities, including corporations, partnerships and other business forms. Designed to help students understand the legal environment in which business organizations operate. This course also examines the role of ethics in business decision-making and the distinction between ethical and legal constraints. Includes discussion of specific laws affecting business and management, including securities regulation, antitrust statutes, and the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation of 2002.

MGT 403 Business Law I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to the various sources of law and the litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes. Analyzes major legal issues in business decision-making, including contract law. The law of business organizations, and government regulation of business.

MGT 404 Business Law II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: MGT 403 and senior standing in the School of Management
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on the Uniform Commercial Code, including sales and lease contracts, negotiable instruments and secured transactions, bankruptcy law, and tort law, including negligence and products liability.

MGT 421 Special Topics in Management

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

MGT 422 Management, Society, and the Environment

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

MGT 496 General Management Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within the 150 hours during the course of the semester.General management students work under the supervision of a general management professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

MGT 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

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