Graduate Course Descriptions


The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas offers courses both in the classroom and online.

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30 Hour MBA Courses:

 


Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Classroom/ Online

ACCT 5325   Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Continuation of Financial Accounting. It provides an in-depth coverage of teh accounting system and basic financial statements learned in the first financial accounting course. Selected accounting items are covered with an emphasis on the topics of interest to financial managers including revenue recognition, statement of cash flows, working capital, cash and receivables, and long-term liabilities. Formerly MGT. 5369 or MGT 7368
Prerequisites: ACCT 6300/5F20 or equivalent. 
3 Both
ACCT 5326 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Continuation of Intermediate Financial Accounting I. Selected accounting items are covered with an emphasis on the topics of interest in corporate financial reporting including investments, leases, pensions, deferred taxes, stockholders equity and earnings per share. Formerly MGT 5370.
Prerequisite: ACCT 5325. 
3 Both
ACCT 5330 Introduction to Taxation
Course concentrates on the basic theories and practices of taxation, including income, consumption and property tax. The main focus is on the U.S. individual tax. The course will involve hands-on experience in preparing both individual and business tax returns. Formerly MGT 5377 Students who took FINA 6365 prior to Summer 2007 may not take this course.
Prerequisite: ACCT 6300/5F20 or equivalent. 
3 Both
ACCT 5350 Accounting Information Systems
Study of the manual and automated records, documents, procedures and controls used in accounting systems. Course content emphasis is placed on information technology and the use of technology in financial accounting, decision-making, and auditing. Formerly MGT 6344.
Prerequisites: ACCT 6300/5F20 or equivalent & BUAD 6300 or TECH 5F70/5F50/5F55 or equivalent.  
3 Classroom
ACCT 5360 Auditing
A study of the topic of auditing focusing on the audit of financial statements used for external reporting. Topics also covered include professional ethics, internal and operational auditing, forensic accounting, and assurance services. Formerly MGT 6357.
Prerequisite: ACCT 5325. 
3 Classroom
ACCT   6300 Accounting for Managers
This course focuses on the acquisition, analysis, reporting and use of both external and internal financial information about business events important to managers and the organization. The course emphasizes the transformation of information into basic financial statements; an introduction to knowledge and skills relevant to the internal use of accounting information and techniques in support of planning and control management decisions and budgeting for business operations; management accounting methods, terms and practices; and an introduction to financial management and the time value of money.
3 Both
ACCT 6330 Financial Statement Analysis
Advanced financial accounting course focusing on the analysis of statements including shareholder's equity, income, balance sheet, and cash flow. Topics include the analysis of financing and investing activities, profitability, growth, economic value, and valuation of operations and debt.
Formerly MGT 7361.
Prerequisites: FINA 6305 or ACCT 5325. 
3 Classroom
ACCT 6340 Corporate Tax
The study of federal income tax regulations and accounting for corporations and shareholders. Topics include a detailed examination of corporate formation, capital structure, income taxation, and income distribution. Formerly MGT 6327.
Prerequisites: ACCT 5330. 
3 Classroom
ACCT 7340 Advanced Accounting
Provides in-depth coverage of financial reporting topics including: business combinations, partnerships, segment and interim reporting, foreign currency transactions, and governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Formerly MGT 7369.
Prerequisite: ACCT 5326. 
3 Classroom
ACCT 8300 Special Topics in Accounting
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8318. 
3 TBD
ACCT 8380 Accounting Research Methods
Research methods for solving complex accounting and reporting issues including both financial accounting and tax accounting cases. Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of tax; 3 credit hours of intermediate accounting. Formerly MGT 8370.
Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of tax; 3 credit hours of intermediate accounting; BUAD 6300/5F20 or equivalent. 
3 Classroom
ACCT 8395  Accounting Theory
Course serves as the practicum to and fulfills the research requirement for the M.S. in Accounting. Course concentrates on advance topics of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This course focuses on the practice of accounting and the application of GAAP and is the last course taken in the MS program. Formerly MGT 8385.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Intermediate Financial Accounting, 3 credits of tax, BUAD 6300/5F20 or equivalent, and BUAD 6330 and BUAD 6390. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5315 Applied Verbal Reasoning
Students will develop and demonstrate an ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize written and oral business and economic information, to analyze and effectively apply grammar, composition, and rhetoric for business communication, and to identify and understand the relationships among words and concepts for use in business information analysis and presentation. A minimum passing grade of C (2.0) is required for this course for Qualifying Admission. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5316 Quantitative and Statistical Reasoning
Students will develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective application of finite mathematic principles for analysis of business information. Emphasis will be on problem solving using algebraic and statistical manipulation of formulae and data. A minimum passing grade of C (2.0) is required for this course for Qualifying Admission. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5317 Applied Analytic Writing
Students will develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for the effective presentation of technical and persuasive writing, using principles of grammar, composition and rhetoric. Written case analysis, critical analysis and argument, and expository writing are emphasized. Mastery of external source citation is required. A minimum passing grade of C (2.0) is required for this course for Qualifying Admission. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5318 Practical Business Immersion
Students will develop knowledge in the foundational concepts and practices essential to the management of projects, people, and resources in contemporary organizations in the context of an applied field project. Students will be required to demonstrate effective team member, client management, problem identification, analysis and solving, and presentation skills. Students may be required to attend client meetings and cultural or industry immersion activities in addition to designated class meeting times or locations. A minimum passing grade of C (2.0) is required for this course for Qualifying Admission. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5311 Business Research and Writing
A survey of contemporary business research and writing practices. Course content and activities focus on developing the skills to effectively complete library, internet and database research and to prepare written technical, marketing, and other standard business reports. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5312 Spreadsheet Analysis
A skill development course in the techniques of spreadsheet analysis to support financial, marketing and managerial decision making. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5313 History of Management Thought
Explores the historic evolution of key competitive strategies, together with behavioral underpinnings of contemporary management. Students will develop a better understanding of the importance of historical roots, tracing the dynamic interactions of strategies and behavioral concepts as they apply to the competitive world of modern organizations. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 5314 Contemporary Issues in Business
An analysis of current issues and trends affecting the American economic climate and business practices. 
3 Classroom
BUAD   6300 Business Analytics
Business Informatics is an applications-oriented course that integrates practices related to the development, analysis, presentation, and protection of data in an organizational environment. Key practices in information technology, the development and application of metrics for business and statistical analysis, the effective display of information, and data integrity will be addressed.
3 Both
BUAD 6301 Independent Study
A member of the resident faculty, with permission of the Senior Associate Dean, supervises these special research studies. Students must submit a proposal, outline, and an approved Independent Study Contract in order to register. A copy of the contract must be on file with Office of Student Records. Formerly MGT. 6301. 
3 Classroom
BUAD   6305 The Effective Leader
This course facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. The focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  
3 Both
BUAD 6330 Business Communication
Course focuses on developing skills relevant to effective written and oral communication in applied business contexts. Students will practice skills in technical and commercial writing, electronic communications, visual/graphic presentation, interviewing and information gathering, and expository, persuasive, and extemporaneous speaking. Applications will be drawn from corporate summaries and reports, accounting statements and opinions, and managerial, employment, public relations and marketing communications. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 6390 Business Ethics
Develops a coherent framework, focused on the concept of virtue, for resolving ethically challenging situations in management and integrating the manager's personal life and values with sound management practice. Extensive readings in imaginative literature are used to illustrate and practice applications of the framework. Formerly MGT 6399. 
3 Both
BUAD 7301 Advanced Independent Study
A member of the resident faculty, with permission of the Senior Associate Dean, supervises these special research studies. Students must submit a proposal, outline, and an approved Independent Study Contract in order to register. A copy of the contract must be on file with Office of Student Records. Formerly MGT. 7301. 
3 Classroom
BUAD 8101 Professional Internship
University-directed experience in a professional employment setting appropriate to the student's professional objectives. The supervising instructor, based on the Internship Contract, monitors the internship. Approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Operations is required prior to course registration. The Internship Contract and the final report must be on file with the Office of Student Records. Formerly MGT. 8101. 
1 Classroom
BUAD 8301 Professional Internship
University-directed experience in a professional employment setting appropriate to the student's professional objectives. The supervising instructor, based on the Internship Contract, monitors the internship. Approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Operations is required prior to course registration. The Internship Contract and the final report must be on file with the Office of Student Records. Formerly MGT. 8301. 
3 Classroom
BUAD   8310 Business and Society
The course examines the social, political, legal and regulatory environments in which a for-profit business firm operates domestically and internationally. Corporate social responsibility and the ethical dimensions of management actions and decision-making processes are investigated. Attention is given to perspectives on roles of the firm that lead to governance mechanisms and operating policies that encourage ethical conduct, serve stakeholders, and support long-term corporate sustainability.
Prerequisites: 6 credit hours of core.
Both 
BUAD 8330 International Study Tour
This course provides students with on-site experience in a variety of public, private and governmental organizations. International tours visit countries worldwide allowing students to experience the local corporate and social cultures. 
Classroom 
BUAD 8380 Applied Research Methods
This course prepares students to engage in applied business and market research using sound methodological principles. Topic coverage includes the research process, design, ethical issues, data analysis, literature review, qualitative methods, and sampling techniques. For MS students, must be taken prior to Thesis I.
Formerly MGT. 8380.
Pre-requisites: BUAD 6300/5F20 or equivalent. 
Both 
BUAD   8390 The Capstone Experience
The Capstone Experience is designed to integrate all earlier course work. The goal of the course is to develop an ability to consider an enterprise as an integrated entity, to use the concepts of policy and strategy, and to understand the environmental constraints and ethical considerations facing an organization. This course may be taken only in the final trimester of study. Capstone sections may require prerequisites as specified by the professor. MBA or MSMBA students only. Formerly MGT 8390. 
Both 
CYBS 5F70 Foundations of Cybersecurity
Provides an understanding of IT infrastructure and services, their vulnerabilities as well as the size and complexity of security threats faced by enterprises. Course will focus on the tenets of cybersecurity of confidentiality, integrity, availability and governance. Building on an understanding of these infrastructures, the development of security practices, policies, awareness and compliance programs, and legal and regulatory issues will be examined. Development of a threat assessment mapped to a solution that is supported with a cost/benefit analysis will also be developed. Formerly: TECH 5350/MGT 5387. 
3 Both 
CYBS 6350  Data Protection
Provides students with a working knowledge of fundamental data protection techniques for protecting data at rest, data in motion, and data in processing. Techniques include encryption algorithms and systems (symmetric, asymmetric, standard, digital certificates, and hashes), Steganography, data masking, and data obfuscation. The course will also examine access controls, availability, authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and non-repudiation are covered and defenses against DDOS and other data attacks. Security by diversity and security in depth will be presented as fundamental requirements. Formerly TECH 6350 Cryptography. 
Online
CYBS 6355  Compliance and Legal Issues 
This course examines legal, privacy and compliance environments facing organizations globally. Students will build an understanding of the complexities of these compliance and legal obligations starting with a general foundation of laws and industry standards that apply across most organizations that handle sensitive data. Examination of industry verticals will expand the student's knowledge of particular federal and state regulatory and industry-based obligations. Course also examines the relevant laws and regulations with regard to law enforcement and civil investigation of digital crimes. Replaces TECH 6355 Trusted Systems 
Online 
CYBS 7350  Operational Cybersecurity Management 
This course focuses on operational cybersecurity management issues such as business continuity planning, disaster recovery, identity management, change management, metrics, accreditation, certification, and validation. Examines in detail effective risk assessment programs, disaster recovery planning, how to interpret the sources and levels of risk, how to apply appropriate defensive systems employing security in depth and diversity concepts, and back-up and recovery procedures. Replaces TECH 7350 Managing Information Security. 
Online
CYBS 7351  Strategic Cybersecurity Management 
Students are required to examine cybersecurity at a program and architectural level regarding issues such as risk management, audit, privacy, Information Security Management System (ISMS), and identity management within an organizational context; and be able to define a risk assessment, security awareness, metrics and education strategy; and then present it to the executive board. Prerequisite: CYBS 6350. 
Online
CYBS 7355  Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessment 
Course provides an in-depth understanding of penetration (pen) testing and "ethical hacking", including requirements and reporting. Students will examine the business impact of testing and will conduct security testing (including network and web application penetration testing) in the lab environment that includes: intelligence gathering, identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities, conducting post-exploitation exercises, and reporting results. Students will be required to create a comprehensive report summarizing the findings including recommendations to mitigate the risks identified. Topics will include social engineering, web application testing, managing a security test, and tools of attack. Prerequisite: CYBS 7350. Replaces TECH 7355 Information Security Risk Mitigation.
Online
CYBS 7359  Digital Forensics 
Course provides an in-depth analysis use of industry tools, technologies, and practices involved in gathering, protecting and analyzing digital evidence. The class uses industry tools to perform forensic analysis and examines how various operating systems store data on storage media - hard disk drives and other digital media. The course will highlight how computers are used in crimes and how this can be linked to criminal motivations to focus a digital investigation. Prerequisite: CYBS 6355 and 7350. Equivalent to TECH 7358 and TECH 7359 (Fall 2008 through Summer 2012).
Online
CYBS 8395 Cybersecurity Practicum
The Practicum is taken in the last semester and designed to integrate all earlier coursework.  Under the guidance of the professor, each student completes an applied research project on an approved topic.  Approval is required to enroll.  This course is open only to M.S. students in Cybersecurity.  
3 Online
ECON 5F70 Foundations of Business Economics 
This course is designed to help managers make informed decisions with the aid of economic analysis. It applies micro concepts of supply, demand and cost, and methods of industry analysis, that assist the manager in making quantitative decisions. Macro concepts involving the banking system, monetary policy, and tax policy are addressed as they relate to inflation, unemployment and business fluctuations to allow managers to have a better understanding of the environment in which a firm, its competitors and customers operate. 
3 Both
FINA   6305 Managerial Finance
This course focuses on risk-return analyses that managers use to maximize firm value. Topics include time value of money (review), valuation of financial instruments, capital budgeting, cost of capital and capital structure, working capital management, and dividend policy.
Prerequisites: ACCT 6300, BUAD 6300, and ECON 5F70.
3 Both
FINA 7310   Intermediate Corporate Finance 
Builds on Financial Management (FINA 6301) and presents additional concepts and models for financial decision making. Topics covered include capital budgeting, lease financing, working capital management, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, capital structure theory, dividend policy, and multinational financial management. Formerly MGT 7372.
Prerequisite: FINA 6305. 
Both 
FINA 7320   International Finance 
Policies and practices required to manage foreign exchange risk, finance international trade, and meet working capital and investment needs of multinational companies.
Formerly MGT 7385.
Prerequisites: FINA 6305. 
Both 
FINA 7322   Investments
This course provides a thorough overview of investments, providing students with knowledge of basic types of securities (bond, stock, foreign exchanges and derivatives) and how the markets for these securities operate. Students will learn about the principles of finance, including arbitrage, market efficiency, asset pricing models and portfolio theory. Specific topics include risk-return and mean-variance efficient frontiers, diversification and pricing of risk, security, pricing, etc. In addition, students will apply skills in modern investment pricing techniques, including the pricing of fixed-income securities, equities, foreign exchange and derivatives. Principles of portfolio selection and management and risk control will also be covered in relevant topics. Finally, the course will look at how banks and other financial institutions make money by bringing issuers and investors together.
Prerequisites: ACCT 5325 & FINA 6305.
Classroom
FINA 7325  Corporate Treasury Management 
Examines the strategies and tools of liquidity management with an emphasis on the treasury activities of cash planning and control. Topics include liquidity and financial flexibility, working capital management, cash forecasting and transactions procedures, near-cash investments, short-term financing, the payment system, cash collection, and managing financial risk with futures, options, and swaps. The course is offered through an educational partnership with the Association for Financial Professionals. Students who complete the course may sit for the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) examination. Formerly MGT 7387.
Prerequisites: FINA 6305. 
Both 
FINA 7327   Corporate Valuation 
The course focuses on providing students with theoretical and applied understanding of key methods and tools used in valuing companies in order to evaluate mergers and acquisitions, new projects or make strategic decisions. Analysis of the factors that drive corporate value will be emphasized. This course will build upon the concepts covered in FINA 6305 Managerial Finance and FINA 7310 Intermediate Corporate Finance. Prerequisite: FINA 7310. 
Classroom 
FINA 7350   Derivatives
In this course, students develop an understanding of financial derivative instruments (forwards, futures, options and swaps) and their applications to investment strategy and risk management. Throughout the course, we cover material in the contracts, hedging, arbitrage, pricing and risk management of financial derivative instruments. Derivatives pricing models such as Binomial Tree Model and BSM Model will be discussed in detail. In the class, students learn how to apply futures strategies for long and short hedge and how to apply option strategies such as covered calls, spreads and butterflies and options Greeks for financial engineering and risk management purpose. Students will also use options and futures contracts for tactical portfolio strategies purpose. Relevant topics such as securitization and real options will also be covered in the class.
Prerequisite: FINA 7322 or FINA 7327. 
Classroom 
FINA 8300  Special Topics in Corporate Finance 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8304. 
TBD 
FINA 8395   Portolio Management
This course serves as the Capstone class of the M.S. Finance program. The objective of the course is to apply all of the theoretical finance knowledge students have learned in other MS Finance courses. By studying the empirical evidence relevant for portfolio management, we will cover investment strategies and risk management of equity portfolios, such as estimation of capital market parameters, trade-off between risk and return, equilibrium asset pricing models, portfolio construction, optimal portfolio selection and random walk as applied to portfolio management, etc.
Prerequisite: Approval required – final term.
Classroom 
MANA 5F50 Foundations of Management and Strategy
This course is designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling will be examined, with an emphasis on the strategic management process.
1.5 Both
MANA   6307 Managing Complex Organizations
Presents an employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources.  The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives.
Prerequisite: MANA 5F50.  Equivalent to MANA 6305.
Both 
MANA 6335  Inter-Cultural Management 
Examination of the influence of culture on firm management in both domestic and international operations. Factors that affect decision-making such as ethics, country risk, and sensitivity to diversity are incorporated into lectures, class discussion and case presentations. Formerly MGT 6363. 
Both 
MANA 6359  Healthcare Management 
This course provides an overview of the history and basics of how healthcare systems are organized and operated. The roles and responsibilities of the governing board, management, and the medical staff are examined. Students discuss health care industry topics such as strategic management, managing in a rapidly changing environment, vertical and horizontal integration, continuum of care, quality and current issues in the health service delivery. Key skill application includes decision-making, problem solving, communication, and stewardship. Formerly MGT 7366. 
Online 
MANA 6360  Human Resource Management 
Introduction to the human resource function in organizations. Designed for those students with limited or no knowledge of human resource management, the course surveys contemporary practices in job analysis, staffing, training, compensation, performance appraisal, health/ safety/security, and labor/employee relations. Formerly MGT 6338.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
Classroom  
MANA 6365  Staffing and Talent Management 
An exploration of the human resource practices related to attracting, selecting, promoting and retaining talent in organizations. Topics include human resource planning, recruiting, selection, retention, and talent identification, development and promotion.
Prerequisite: MANA 6360.
Formerly MGT 6358. 
Classroom  
MANA 6367  Labor Relations & Employment Law 
An overview of the legal and regulatory issues affecting labor and human resource management. Coverage emphasizes federal and state law, regulatory agencies and guidelines, executive orders, and relevant judicial rulings. Labor law and relations is highlighted with legal implications for collective bargaining, contract administration, and employee relations. First offering - Summer 2011. Content combined to replace two courses: MANA 6363 AND MANA 7365.
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MANA 7310  Managerial Behavior 
This is an advanced course in management that is designed to stimulate creative and critical thinking about human behavior in contemporary organizations. The course reflects the interdisciplinary and multiple-level nature of organizational behavior. The course draws on the disciplines of philosophy, personality theory, social psychology, cognitive psychology, political science, and sociology to develop an understanding of individual, dyadic, and group behavior in the context of complex organizations.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
Both 
MANA 7355  Planning and Control of Services 
Examines the techniques needed to measure and evaluate an organization and plan for future growth using data anaysis, processes to improve decision making and reduce organizational uncertainty, and control of outcomes. Topics include decision models, performance metrics, data analysis, timelines, forecasting, and organizational and project planning processes. Formerly ACCT 6370.
Prerequisite: BUAD 6300. 
Both 
MANA 7357  Contemporary Issues In Health Service Management 
This course examines the evolution of healthcare policy and leadership issues as drivers of current health services delivery. Emphasis is placed on understanding provider, payer, government and consumer perspectives as they impact the challenges faced by healthcare decision makers. The current design of the United States healthcare delivery system as compared to other international models is also explored as well as future models.
Formerly MGT 6390. 
Online 
MANA 7360  Compensation Management 
Explores the role of direct compensation in meeting organizational objectives, including internal and external pay relationships, alternative reward systems, and special group compensation. Pay is examined relative to the total compensation system. Formerly MGT 7340. Prerequisite MANA 6360. 
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MANA 7380  Organization Development 
Organization Development (OD) uses behavioral science knowledge to plan, develop, and improve the strategies, structures, and processes that lead to organization effectiveness. This course focuses on the OD process model, basic theories and concepts, and interventions designed to improve the organization's capability to cope with changes in the external environment. Formerly MGT 7321.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
Classroom  
MANA 7387  Power, Influence, and Leadership 
Advanced study of the use of power, influence and leadership in complex organizations. Topics include sources of power, resource dependency, and multidirectional influence tactics. The historical development of leadership is examined through readings and experiential exercises that focus on trait, behavioral and contingency approaches to leadership. Special emphasis is given to contemporary approaches to leadership including cognitive, charismatic and transformational leadership models. Formerly MGT 7341.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
Both 
MANA 7393  Leading Change 
Today's organizations are faced with increasingly complex and dynamic environments. In the past, they could view change as a once-in-a while, episodic event. But now they must face the reality that they are navigating through "permanent white water." Leaders must be equipped for this new environment and the constant pressure to transform their organizations to respond to the heightened demands of the new economic realities. This course equips leaders at every level of the organization to be successful change agents.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
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MANA 7395  Ethical Dimensions in Leadership 
An advanced seminar designed to examine the ethical aspects of leader-follower relationship. Specific attention will be given to the ethics of the individual leader, the ethics of the leader's means and the ethical evaluation of the outcomes of the leader's actions. The moral responsibilty of followers will also be examined. Formerly MGT 8326.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
Classroom  
MANA 8300  Special Topics in Management
Special Topics in Management may be offered with the approval of the Senior Associate Dean. 
TBD 
MANA 8310  Strategic Management
Strategic management is the process of analyzing a firm's environment; determining a desired direction in the light of this analysis; and creating, formulating, and implementing strategy and structure designed to move the organization in a desired direction. This course explores the historic evolution of key competitive strategies, allowing the student to discover the dynamic interactions of strategies as they have developed. Formerly MGT 8350.
Prerequisite: MANA 6307. 
Both 
MANA   8320 Global Strategy 
This course provides students with an overview of the technological, economic, political/legal, cultural and financial dimensions of the global business environment with special focus on international trade and foreign direct investment. An experiential simulation is used to develop students' skills in coordinating the strategy and operations of a multi-national enterprise in a high velocity, global environment.
Prequisites: ACCT 6300, BUAD 6300, FINA 6305, OPER 6305. 
Both 
MANA 8330  Special Topics in Global Business 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8311. 
TBD 
MANA 8350  Special Topics in Health Care 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8306. 
TBD 
MANA 8360  Special Topics in Human Resource Management 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8308. 
TBD 
MARK 5F50 Foundations of Marketing
This course surveys the marketing activities and decisions of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations involved in providing need-satisfying products and services to consumers in domestic and global markets. The overall goal of the course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the fundamental marketing concepts. 
1.5 Both 
MARK   6305 Value-Based Marketing 
This course connects marketing decisions with their financial implications. It expands marketing's traditional customer-centric focus with an emphasis on marketing's value to the organization. Students study and apply ROI concepts and practices for delivering higher levels of marketing productivity and profitability.
Prerequisite: MARK 5F50.
Both 
MARK 6323  Consumer Behavior 
One purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. This course seeks managerially relevant insights into the consumer and into understanding, predicting and influencing consumer decision-making. This course focuses on developing skills in using consumer analysis to develop successful business and marketing strategies.
Prerequisites: MARK 6305. 
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MARK 6329  Advertising and Marketing Communications 
Advertising and other forms of promotion are used to gain competitive advantage by influencing customers and other stakeholders. This course focuses on practical applications of promotion management, such as promotion mix, promotional budgeting, and determination of appropriate messages and media to develop integrated marketing communication strategies.
Prerequisites: MARK 6305. Formerly MGT 6321, MGT 7307, MGT 7320. 
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MARK 6340  Contemporary Issues in S&E Management 
Introduces students to a variety of managerial topics that will provide a foundation of business of the S&E industry. Topics covered will include marketing, management, finance, facility operations, and legal aspects. Formerly MGT 6308. 
Online 
MARK 7322  Brand Marketing 
This course is intended for anyone interested in the concept of managing the brand as a strategic asset. In addition to students contemplating careers in brand management in product or service markets for traditional brick and mortar businesses, the course is relevant to future consultants, entrepreneurs, investment bankers, and venture capitalists who seek a better understanding of the brands they will create, acquire, and leverage for customers of the new economy. The course exposes students to the contemporary challenges of creating and maintaining brand equity in both large and small organizations as well as different types of consumer markets.
Prerequisites: MARK 6305. Formerly MGT 7322. 
Both 
MARK 7325  Strategic Marketing 
Marketing strategy involves a dynamically oriented analysis of markets and business environments. The goal of this course is to enable students to identify changes, trends, threats and opportunities facing organizations in order to proactively develop branding, promotion, distribution, manufacturing and product strategies to create and sustain competitive advantage. Formerly MGT 7325.
Prerequisites: MARK 6305. 
Both 
MARK 7327  Digital Marketing Strategies 
This course is a dynamic introduction to the impact of advancing digital business technologies on customers, markets, industries and business models. Both theoretical and operational implications of the digital marketing manager's role are addressed to help students develop the strategic perspective and practical skills necessary for effectively navigating the new frontiers being opened every day in marketing via the Internet and other electronic venues. Prerequisite: MARK 6305. 
Online 
MARK 7330  Services Marketing 
While the marketing of services has much in common with the marketing of goods, unique challenges in this area require equally unique marketing management techniques and strategy. Provides students with the requisite skill set for customer analysis, decisionmaking and strategy formulation in the service sector. Formerly MGT. 7316.
Prerequisites: MARK 5F50/6305. 
Both 
MARK 7341  Facility and Event Management 
Event planning and facility operations in the Sports and Entertainment industries. Both quantitative and qualitative frameworks, site selection, vendor relations, and budgeting will be discussed. Formerly MGT 7352. 
Online 
MARK 8320  Special Topics in Marketing Management 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. 
TBD 
MARK 8340  Special Topics in Sports & Entertainment Management 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8313. 
TBD 
OPER   6305 Management of Operations
This course focuses on the operations function, which creates an organization's products and/or services. The focal point of operations is the efficient acquisition, management, and transformation of resources into products and services. Operations strategy, operations' impact on profitability, and important strategic and tactical decisions that affect operations are studied.
Prerequisite: BUAD 6300. 
3 Both
OPER 6380  Import / Export 
This course covers the fundamentals of importing, exporting, and international trade management. Some of the topics presented include: importing, exporting, NAFTA and other trade agreements, international shipping modes, supply chain design, benefits and obstacles to international sourcing, security and government barriers and restrictions such as quotas and tariffs. Formerly MGT 6336. 
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OPER 6385  Purchasing and Materials Management 
This course gives a detailed description of the materials management and purchasing functions within a business and its supply chain. The course will analyze the strategic and tactical activities that a firm will be involved in, including: supplier selection; sustainable purchasing; bidding process; specifications; negotiating; contract types; cost analysis such as total cost of ownership and make vs. buy; acceptance sampling, statistical process control; inventory control and purchase lot sizing; capital expenditures; legal considerations; and ethical purchasing. Formerly MGT 6352 and MGT 6313/OPER 6387. Prerequisite: OPER 6305. 
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OPER 7373  Lean Supply Chain Management 
This course concentrates on the fundamentals of Lean Production and Six Sigma and their application to internal operations and supply chan management. Topices covered include: process and value stream mapping, waste identification and reduction, reducing variance in processes, DMAIC and statistical analysis of processes, root cause problem solving, Toyota Production System, 5S, and implementation strategies.
Prerequisite: OPER 6305. Formerly MGT 6393. 
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OPER 7375  Project Risk, Communication and Human Resources Management 
Specific risk management topics include identifying, analyzing, mitigating, and monitoring risks in projects. Effectively communicating project information including requirements, project plan, performance, milestone reporting, and project closure reports are some of the communication management topics addressed. Techniques for acquiring, developing and managing project team members in multiple organizational contexts are addressed. Prerequisite: OPER 6370. 
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OPER 7379  Project Quality, Cost & Procurement Management 
This course explores the principles and practices of managing project quality, cost, and procurements. Key concepts in quality management include quality planning, quality assurance and quality control. Cost management topics include how to develop cost estimates (including fixed and variable costs, management reserves and contingencies), budgeting and cost control tools and techniques. Planning, conducting, administering, and closing procurements and contract types are topics addressed. Formerly MGT 7355.
Prerequisite: OPER 6370. 
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OPER 7380  Strategic Supply Chain Management 
This course covers the strategic elements involved in managing complex supply chains. The course will detail the supply chain activities required to bring a product to market. Topics covered include: supplier selection and location, sourcing strategy, supply chain and network design, logistics and distribution, supply chain rationalization, risk management, supply chain ethics and world class supply chain management. Prerequisite: OPER 6305.
Formerly MGT 7313. 
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OPER 7383  Sustainable Supply Chain Management 
This course will focus on the product life cycle from cradle-to-cradle. The tools of life cycle assessment will be applied to the supply chains of production and service industries to analyze the design issues, material selection and sourcing, energy usage and auditing, and environmental impacts. Concepts application, and integration of sustainable practices across the supply chain will be covered. Topics include: ISO 14000 and 14044, life cycle assessments, waste stream analysis, sustainable product development, design for environment, reverse logistics, and sustainable supply chains. Prerequisite: OPER 6305. 
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OPER 8370  Special Topics in Project Management 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8319. 
TBD 
OPER 8380  Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 
A course to be designed with special permission of the Academic Program Director. Formerly MGT 8314. 
TBD 
TECH 5F70  Foundations of Management of IT 
This course is intended to be an introduction to information technology and how IT/IS functions within a global economy. Students will become conversant with technologies for competitiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness for the management of IT and also for the use of IT by the rest of the organization. 
Online 
TECH 6362

IT Project Management
This course provides a comprehensive overview of project management. It takes a socio-technical perspective on the management of projects. The content deals with planning, scheduling, organizing and implementing projects in business settings. Emphasis is on the project management process and tools. Basic concepts and tools of project management, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis and risk management are introduced.Formerly OPER 6370.

3 Both
TECH 6370  Process Mapping and Management 
Understanding business processes and their active, continuous management is fundamental to recommending IT and other managerial change solutions. Process mapping skills for 'as-is' and 'to-be' business processes are developed and practiced. In addition, techniques for change analysis, problem finding and resolution, technology impact analysis, benchmarking, error proofing, and change management are developed. Formerly MGT 6387. 
Both 
TECH 7362 IT Project Scope and Time Management 
This course examines topics related to scope and time management. Specific topics related to scope management include defining the scope, creating work breakdown structures and planning scope
change control procedures. Time management topics include activity definition, activity sequencing, estimating activity resource requirements, estimating activity duration, schedule development and schedule control techniques. Prerequisite: TECH 6362. Formerly OPER 7370.
3 Both
TECH 7372  Enterprise Architecture 
An enterprise architecture supports enterprise-wide information technology resource design and provides a blueprint for hardware, software, network, and data to best service business needs. This course examines the theory, principles, best practices, and common frameworks applied to development of an EA and builds on them to discuss how to develop an EA for an organization. EA scalability, standardization, measurement, and assessment are for different size organizations. Needs analysis provides the basis for determining the most effective type of EA. 
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TECH 7374 

Program and Services Management 
IT management has evolved to the management of programs, such as outsourcing, and management of services, such as help desk. Program management encompasses several development projects that may include business organization structure, processes, infrastructure, applications, and services. Service management is an on-going role to manage bundles of services after they become operational. For program management, the discussion centers around key programs and organizational decisions managed through IT, design of program management functions. For services management, IT provides a service to the organization that directly affects the organization's relationship with its customers. For both types of management, understanding needs, design of changes, measurement, and assessment are discussed. 

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TECH 7375  Strategy and IT Governance 
Encompasses both the internal and external domains that must be mastered and managed by today's CIO. Major activites reviewed include development of IT strategy that aligns with the organization's strategy and defining a portfolio management approach to applications and their sourcing, dealing with increasing regulatory and compliance issues and the management of processes within IT, guided by standards (e.g., ISO 20000) and framewords (e.g., CMMI, COBIT, 6-Sigma, etc.), while juggling change management in the global environment.
Corequisite: TECH 6370. 
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TECH 8395  Information and Technology Management Practicum 
This course is open only to M.S. students in Cybersecurity and Information and Technology Management. Students will select a topic in their major area and once approved, develop a research  paper and present their topic to an approved public venue. Prerequisite: Approval required – final term. (Formerly TECH 8395. Thesis II)

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