Course Descriptions

BANA 6350. Quantitative Methods.

Course covers traditional management science / operations research concepts, models and methods that are employed to make better, objective, verifiable, communicable, and more informed decisions for problems routinely encountered in business by decision makers. Emphasis is on application, interpretation, and use of results to make better decisions for planning and operations. Prerequisites: TECH 5F70 and BUAD 6300 Business Analytics. 

3 Credits 

Classroom

BANA 6380. Data Management.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the business-analytics project lifecycle. It discusses understanding the problem, identifying the appropriate data, retrieving, preparing, and exploring the data, applying a set of candidate analytics techniques, selecting the most appropriate technique, and communicating the results into actionable business recommendations. Prerequisites: BUAD 6300, BANA 6350.

3 Credits

Classroom

BANA 7320. Data Mining and Visualization.

This course addresses techniques for exploring and visualizing large datasets to address business problems. This includes extracting relevant data from multiple sources, processing data using Structured Query Language (SQL), transforming transactions or event data, using non-numeric data, controlling degrees of freedom, and managing exceptions and extremes. Practices related to pattern discovery (segmentation, association, and sequence analyses), and building actionable business reports using visual analytics tools are discussed. Prerequisites: BUAD 6300, BANA 6350.

3 Credits

Classroom

BANA 7365. Predictive Modeling.

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.

3 Credits

Classroom

BANA 7380. Applied Business Analytics.

This course addresses applying association, predictive, and visualization techniques to address problems in business contexts. Topics include selecting appropriate analysis techniques, creating preliminary scorecards, inference techniques, determining scorecard performance, and communicating results. The business contexts addressed include marketing, supply chain management, IT management, and cybersecurity. Prerequisite: BANA 6380.

3 Credits 

Classroom

BANA 8395. Business Analytics 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 applied analytics projects on approved topics. Approval is required to enroll. This course is open only to M.S. students in Business Analytics. Prerequisite: BANA 7365.

3 Credits

Classroom

BUAD 6300. Business Analytics.

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 Credits

Classroom/Online

BUAD 6305. The Effective Leader.

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. 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 Credits

Classroom/Online 

BUAD 8310. Business and Society.

Examines the social, political, legal and regulatory environments that constitute the background in which a for-profit business firm conducts its activities in domestic and global contexts. Corporate social responsibility and the ethical dimensions of decisions that impact stakeholder groups and corporate sustainability in a competitive environment are discussed. Prerequisites: 3 credit hours of core courses.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

TECH 6362. IT Project Management.

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. Prerequisite: TECH 5F70. Formerly OPER 6370.

3 Credits 

Classroom/Online

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