Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Accounting - Courses

MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
Management Accounting

The first course in accounting presents the underlying framework and concepts of financial accounting systems essential to the preparation, understanding, and interpretation of accounting information in the contemporary business environment. Topics examined include those related to recording business transactions, reporting corporate financial position, operating results, and cash flows, and analyzing financial strength. The impact on financial markets and society due to limitations of financial statements and lapses in ethical reporting are also covered.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Sophomore standing
Other Requisites: MGA 201


MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting
Management Accounting

The second course in accounting introduces concepts and theories in management accounting. Topics include product costing methods (e.g., job-order costing, process costing, and activity-based costing); the use of accounting information for management decisions (e.g., cost-volume-profit analysis and variance analysis); operating budgeting and performance evaluation; and capital budgeting decisions.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 201 and sophomore standing
Other Requisites: MGA 202



MGA 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I: Assets and Income Determination
Management Accounting

An examination of the theory of business income recognition and asset valuation with emphasis upon the application of accounting theory. The course covers both GAAP and IFRS standards along with reporting practices of income and assets in financial statements.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 201 and 202 with minimum grade of B in each; concurrent registration in MGA 311; junior standing in Accounting Program.


MGA 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II: Equities and Liabilities
Management Accounting

A continued examination of the theory of financial accounting with emphasis upon the valuation of equity and long term liabilities; preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements. The course also includes computation, presentation and analysis of earnings per share. The course covers both GAAP and IFRS standards.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 301 and MGA 311 with minimum grade of C in each; concurrent registration in MGA 314; junior standing in Accounting Program



MGA 303 Communication for Accountants
Management Accounting

This course will focus on composition in professional and workplace genres related to the fields of accounting and business. The goal of MGA 303 is to help students build a strong foundation in a range of communication skills. Students will be required to apply writing processes common to these fields, apply visual and digital composition methods appropriate to these fields, and compose and deliver an individual persuasive, verbal presentation. Students will also learn techniques for communicating and working with others in the workplace.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: Junior Standing in Accounting Program.
Other Requisites: Prerequisites or


MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting

An intermediate course in financial accounting for non-accounting majors. Topics include (1) the format and content of financial statements prepared under generally accepted accounting principles, (2) problems in disclosure and income measurement, and (3) analysis of financial statements from the users? perspective.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 201 and 202. Not open to students in Accounting Program.



MGA 311 Accounting Information Systems
Management Accounting

An examination of the accounting information systems, both manual and computer based, for service, merchandising, and manufacturing firms. Emphasis is placed on key business processes, internal controls and risks, flowcharting, and information provided to management. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is also provided.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 201 and 202 with minimum grade of B in each; concurrent registration in MGA 301; junior standing in Accounting Program


MGA 314 Cost Accounting
Management Accounting

An examination of the principles and methods of accounting used in reporting to management concerning cost classification, behavior, and measurement in various types of enterprises, and budgeting and performance evaluation with an emphasis on cost and data analysis in support of management decision making.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: MGA 301 and 311 with minimum grades of C in each; concurrent registration in MGA 302; junior standing in Accounting Program.



MGA 402 Auditing
Management Accounting

An examination of scope and limitation of audits; qualifications and responsibilities of auditors; auditing standards and ethical rules for both US and international auditors; roles of internal control, accounting information systems, technology, evidence, objectives, materiality, and risk assessment as applied to financial statement accounts; expressions of opinion related to financial statements; and, auditor's legal liability.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 301, 302, 311 & 314 (with minimum grades of C in each), MGF 301; senior standing in Accounting Program.


MGA 403 Introduction to Federal Income Taxes
Management Accounting

An examination of the concepts of the federal and income tax law as it applies to individuals, business entities and property transactions. Emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the principles of tax law and using that knowledge for better decision making. The course also includes an overview of corporate tax provisions and income tax treatment of partners and partnerships is provided.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 301, 302, 311 & 314 (with minimum grades of C in each), senior standing in Accounting Program.



MGA 404 Advanced Financial Accounting
Management Accounting

An examination of reporting for mergers and acquisitions, consolidation of financial statements, international transactions, hedge investments, state and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. Coverage of IFRS requirements as appropriate. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding, with applications to current reporting issues. Extensive coverage of practice, using actual financial statements.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 301, 302, 311 & 314 (with minimum grades of C in each), MGF 301; senior standing in Accounting Program.


MGA 449 Internal Audit Practicum
Management Accounting

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MGA 496 Accounting Internship
Management Accounting

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)


MGA 499 Independent Study
Management Accounting

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
Organization & Behavioral Sci

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: PSY 101 and junior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.


MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations
Organization & Behavioral Sci

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGB 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management



MGB 499 Independent Study
Organization & Behavioral Sci

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGE 302 Applied Economics
Management Economics

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ECO 181 & ECO 182, MGQ 201, MTH 131 or MTH 121 or MTH 122, and junior standing. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.



MGF 301 Corporation Finance
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGA 201, junior standing. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.


MGF 401 Financial Institutions
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301 and junior standing in the School of Management



MGF 402 Investment Management
Management Finance

Discusses techniques of analyzing various companies and industries, as well as recent research on security markets, portfolio theory, and the measurements of investment performance.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301 and junior standing in the School of Management


MGF 403 International Financial Management
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301 and junior standing in the School of Management



MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301 and senior standing in the School of Management


MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301, completion of or concurrent registration in MGF 402, and junior standing in the School of Management



MGF 420 Special Topics in Finance
Management Finance

Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301


MGF 496 Finance Internship
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



MGF 499 Independent Study
Management Finance

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGG 150 Business and Society
General Management

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. Required for Management Minor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MGG 495 Management Topics
General Management

Topics vary by semester. See class schedules for details.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGG 496 Management Internship
General Management

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
Management Industrial Relation

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Junior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.


MGI 418 Special Topics in Human Resources
Management Industrial Relation

Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGI 301



MGI 420 Special Topics in Human Resources
Management Industrial Relation

Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGI 301


MGI 496 Human Resources Internship
Management Industrial Relation

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



MGI 499 Independent Study
Management Industrial Relation

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ECO 182 and PSY 101, junior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.



MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management


MGM 403 Marketing Research
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management



MGM 404 Consumer Behavior
Management Marketing

Discusses pertinent theoretical and empirical findings about the behavior of consumers and industrial and institutional buyers.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management


MGM 405 Seminar in Marketing
Management Marketing

Provides an opportunity to study individual topics of special interest, as well as to examine market phenomena of a general nature.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management



MGM 406 Product and Brand Management
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management


MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management



MGM 483 International Marketing
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGM 301 and junior or senior standing in the School of Management


MGM 496 Marketing Internship
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



MGM 499 Independent Study
Management Marketing

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGO 302 Production and Operations Management
Management Operations Analysis

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.



MGO 303 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Management Operations Analysis

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management
Other Requisites: MGO 303


MGO 304 Service Operations & Extreme Events Management
Management Operations Analysis

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management



MGO 330 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Management Operations Analysis

What's your big idea? Dreaming about starting a company, but not sure where to start? Whether your interest lies in solving the world's biggest problems, creating the next commercial success or starting a non-profit venture, this course will give you the tools to test your ideas in the real world. Learn about the key ingredients that drive success in entrepreneurial ventures. Learn what makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial, and how they bring new ideas to market. In this course, you will gain valuable insights into how entrepreneurs start and grow companies. We will explore how to identify customers for your new venture, how to build a business model around those customers, and how to obtain financing to support your efforts. Through engaging lectures and hands-on projects, you will discover tools practiced by successful entrepreneurs. By the end of the course you will have an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and what it takes to thrive in your own venture.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management
Management Operations Analysis

Surveys general management processes for planning and controlling the operations of the firm in order to compete effectively 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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGF 301, MGM 301, MGB 301, MGS 351, MGO 302 & MGE 302; or must have completed a minimum of 3 of these 6 with concurrent registration in the remaining 3; and senior standing. May need permission to repeat.



MGO 450 Business Forecasting
Management Operations Analysis

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGQ 301


MGO 493 Special Topics
Management Operations Analysis

Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MGO 499 Independent Study
Management Operations Analysis

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.

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
Management Quantitative Method

This course is designed to introduce students to statistical concepts and applications and cultivate students? statistical literacy. Topics that are covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, applications of the normal distribution, sampling, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. In the first part of the course, students will become proficient in using Microsoft Excel to compute and convey information; in the second part of the course, students will use calculators to estimate probabilities, perform statistical functions, and inform decisions.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Sophomore standing



MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
Management Quantitative Method

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.


MGS 314 Applied Business Programming
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: junior standing in the School of Management
Other Requisites: MGS 314



MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGQ 201 and junior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.
Other Requisites: MGS 351


MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGS 351 and senior standing in the School of Management
Other Requisites: MGS 402



MGS 404 Database Management Systems
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGS 351 and senior standing in the School of Management
Other Requisites: MGS 404


MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CSE 113, and senior standing in the School of Management
Other Requisites: MGS 405



MGS 410 Digital Forensics
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MGS 351
Other Requisites: MGS 410


MGS 420 Special Topics
Management Science and Systems

Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MGS 425 Management of IT Projects
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: senior standing in the School of Management

MGS 425
Co-Requisites: MGS 405
Other Requisites: MGS 425


MGS 496 MIS Internship
Management Science and Systems

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



MGS 499 Independent Study
Management Science and Systems

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management
Management and Policy

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: junior or senior standing in the School of Management. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses they have earned passing grades in without consulting with an academic advisor.
Other Requisites: MGT 401



MGT 403 Business Law
Management and Policy

This course introduces students to the various sources of law and the litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes. It also analyzes major legal issues in business decision-making, including intentional and unintentional torts (including negligence and products liability), contract law, agency law, and introduces the Uniform Commercial Code as it relates to sales and lease contracts.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Junior or Senior standing in Accounting Program, or permission of instructor.


MGT 421 Special Topics in Management
Management and Policy

Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MGT 496 General Management Internship
Management and Policy

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)


MGT 499 Independent Study
Management and Policy

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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