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Full-time general MBA program requires 60 total credit hours.  Students have 27 required core credit hours, three required internship credit hours and 30 elective credit hours.

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MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 10/15/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12477 F2A LEC TR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alfiero 104 Tarrant, Ian
12476 F1A LEC TR Noon - 2 p.m. Alfiero 104 Tarrant, Ian

MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12479 F2B LEC MW 11 - 11:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean
12478 F1B LEC MW 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean

MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12480 F1B LEC MW 10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean
12481 F2B LEC MW 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean

MGF 611LEC Financial Analysis for Managers

The purpose of this course is to study the financial decisions of the firm. Specifically, the course develops a theoretical framework which is then used to understand and evaluate corporate financial decisions. Topics include present value, capital budgeting techniques, the relationship between expected return and risk, market efficiency, dividend policy, capital structure policy, financial planning, and the management of working capital.

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (10/16/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12482 F1F LEC TR Noon - 2 p.m. Alfiero 104 Perry, Philip R.
12483 F2F LEC TR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alfiero 104 Perry, Philip R.

MGO 658LEC Entrepreneurship Foundations

This course will expose students to entrepreneurship in the context of the individual entrepreneur as well as taking the idea of entrepreneurial thinking into the environment of larger corporations. We will first experience what it takes to create a start-up; briefly examining the process of real-life entrepreneurs have used to move from having the "big idea" to the eventual company launch. During this time, we will explore the importance of teams, the process of risk mitigation, the concept of "fail-fast," the need for a relentless focus on customer buy-in and the important process of spiraling iteration. Next, we will move our focus to applying entrepreneurial thinking within the large corporate environment; considering the importance of entrepreneurial development within a company as a sustainable competitive advantage. And finally, we will look at individuals and companies that use their business skills to create innovative solutions to specific societal problems (social entrepreneurship). Together, we will discover the mindset that many entrepreneurs share.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (10/16/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21792 F2O LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Ulbrich, Thomas R
21791 F1O LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Ulbrich, Thomas R

MGG 635LEC Management Communications

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of effective communication techniques in an organizational setting and to provide grounding in communication skills. Team communication skills are also emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to understand leadership and communication strategies, and develop their writing skills through several assignments and class activities. Focus will be placed on improving students¿ ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral skills primarily through active learning.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 10/15/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12262 F2G LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann
12431 F4G LEC TR 2:10 - 3:30 p.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann
12189 F1G LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann
12390 F3G LEC TR Noon - 1:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann

MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (10/16/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12484 F1M LEC TR Noon - 2 p.m. Alfiero 102 Lindsey, Charles Daniel
12485 F2M LEC TR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alfiero 102 Lindsey, Charles Daniel

MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12487 F2Q LEC MW 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J
12486 F1Q LEC MW 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J

MGQ 609LEC Analytics for Managers

This course serves as a companion course for (and is taken in conjunction with) Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12493 F1Q LEC MW 10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J
12494 F2Q LEC MW 1:20 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J

First semester MBA students are registered by the Graduate Programs Office for their 15 required core credits.

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Concentrations

Analytics Concentration

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Analytics concentration students must take MGG 633, MGF 690 and two of the following data analytics electives:

MGF 637LEC Financial Modeling

In this course, students will use financial econometric models to analyze problems of model specification, estimation, analysis and forecasting commonly faced by analysts in financial markets. The course materials cover the measurement and estimation of asset returns, earnings, macroeconomic data, risk and related applications in financial data analysis and visualization. Topics include regression analysis of time series/ARIMA models, multiple regression specifications and models of asset volatility including ARCH and GARCH. Throughout the course, students will use the statistical functions of the R programming language to analyze, model and forecast a variety of financial data.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12416 F1F LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Mohr, Elizabeth Jane

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11611 S1F LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 110 Mohr, Elizabeth Jane
23189 S2F LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 102 Mohr, Elizabeth Jane

MGF 696LEC Portfolio Theory and Strategy

The course covers sophisticated approaches to investing and it has an introduction and three main parts. The introduction covers measures of performance and risk and methods to calculate them in closed form or from historical data. The first part of the course covers investment strategies across several asset classes, from traditional ones such as value or growth investing to strategies employed by hedge funds, such as arbitrage, option trading and other quant strategies. The second part of the course addresses portfolio construction, from assessing a utility function to the investor to constructing an optimal portfolio maximizing that utility. Investor types covered are individuals saving for retirement, speculators, university endowments or foundations, or pension funds. Finally, the last part of the course addresses the topic of risk measurement and management, with an emphasis of risks faced by decentralized organizations, such as funds of funds, foundations, or pension funds.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Co-Requisite: MGF 633


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12512 F1F LEC MW 5 - 6:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Tiu, Cristian I
19472 F2F LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Tiu, Cristian I

MGM 675LEC Marketing Analytics for Data Driven Decision Making

Marketing Analytics will focus on how to use data analytics to analyze marketing problems for better managerial outcomes with a specific focus on quantitative techniques and hands-on learning utilizing software such as SAS and R. Today, companies are inundated with data as the cost of gathering, storing, and processing data is becoming more economical. The above is especially true for marketing data. However, knowing how to interpret marketing data is challenging. Firms are increasingly using data driven analytics to inform their decision making. The objective of this course is to equip students with skills to analyze data (especially marketing data) so as to enable superior decisions.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGO 619LEC Business Forecasting

This course is devoted to delivering, constructing, and implementing business forecasting analytical models and systems (with data) that are capable of enhancing decision making and providing decision support for managerial and policy decisions at the firm, industry, and country levels. It is emphasized that applications of predictive methodology and empirical analysis are an integral part of the course. Both methods and results provide solutions to problems and insights to decision makings.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
24478 S1O LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Norton 216 Lin, Winston T

MGS 613LEC Database Mgmt Systems

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of database management systems (DBMS) and the skills needed to design and implement a relational database. Students will be introduced to data modeling concepts, modeling tools, the process of transforming conceptual models into relational database designs, and finally the steps needed to implement those designs. Emphasis is placed on Entity-Relationship diagramming, data normalization, database administration, and data definition, data manipulation and query development using Structured Query Language (SQL). Other topics covered include: object-oriented databases, database security and integrity, web/database integration, application development in a Client/Server environment, distributed databases, data warehousing, data mining and knowledge management via the Internet to support electronic commerce. Readings, lectures, interactive case assignments and a database design project reinforce the role of DBMS in supporting organizational systems, transaction processing and decision support applications.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12223 F2S LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Frnczk 454 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
12469 F1S LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Nsc 228 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
20717 F3S LEC TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Baldy 108 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGS 616LEC Predictive Analytics

This course teaches the technical and managerial skills needed in developing predictive analytics applications which are used by customer-centric corporations - retail, financial, communication, and marketing groups - to help make decisions involving complex systems. The course concentrates on a set of well-known predictive analytics methods to support business decision making. Topics such as association rule mining, decision trees, neural networks, regression analysis and cluster analysis are covered in great depth. Extensive hands-on experience using software such as SAS Enterprise Miner is provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
24089 F1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Baldy 110 Amo, Laura Casey

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11567 S1S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 112 Smith, Sanjukta Das
20884 S3S LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfiero 102 Smith, Sanjukta Das
16630 S2S LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Jacobs 112 Smith, Sanjukta Das

 • STA 503 Linear Regression (SAS)
 • Other graduate course(s) may be approved by the chair of the MBA/MS Committee as an elective.

Note: Not all electives above are offered every semester

Finance Concentration

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The Finance concentration requires five courses total (15 credits), MGF 633 and four electives from the courses listed below:

MGA 632LEC Fin Statement Analysis

Development of a framework for the analysis of financial statements: study of the firm's competitive environment and business strategy, critical review of accounting quality, assessment of financial condition, and evaluation of future prospects. Methods for translating forecasts into firm value estimates are studied, as well as the use of the analysis framework in making specific business decisions, such as investing in equity securities and evaluating firms' creditworthiness.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19194 F1A LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Kross, William

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11583 S1A LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Kross, William

MGE 602LEC Global Economics

This purpose of this course is to provide business students with six core abilities in macro/global economics: to understand the historical debate between government's role and free enterprise in the economy; to understand the components of the aggregate demand for goods and services; to be able to predict the effects of monetary policy on interest rates, prices, and national income; to understand the benefits of long term supply side changes and the policies that affect supply-side economics, to understand the impact of international trade and financial investment flows on interest rates, exchange rates and national income; and to be able to predict how various economic policies affect the long term growth potential of both developed and emerging markets.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGF 632SEM Corporate Governance & Finance

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-requisite: MGF 611 or MGF 631 (or equivalent)


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20501 F1F SEM UNSP Online Nguyen, Thanh Chi

MGF 634LEC Quantitative Methods in Finance

The objective of this course is to ensure students have a solid foundation in the mathematical foundations required to understand and work with complex financial securities and derivatives. This foundation will be useful in higher level finance courses and as practitioners working in financial markets. Topics covered include stochastic calculus, continuous time finance, numerical methods, finite differences, and taylor series approximations. Applications from finance such as bond pricing, option pricing and portfolio theory are used as examples to illustrate the mathematics.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12508 F1F LEC TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Clemen 17 Oprisan, Adina

MGF 635LEC Financial Derivatives

Objectives of this technical course include providing students with knowledge of specific trading mechanics, basic economic concepts and technical asset valuation tools to successfully employ a wide variety of derivative securities into a risk management context; as well as to understand risk-return tradeoffs associated with specialized speculative strategies in derivatives markets. A broad survey of rapidly-changing forward, futures, options, swaps (and other related derivative types) is followed by emphasis upon asset pricing models of complex financial instruments using both classical economic theory and advanced mathematical techniques. Basic knowledge of differential calculus is expected. Basics of stochastic calculus will be covered. Students will be prepared to employ material learned into a corporate (or smaller firm) environment for management of business-related risk from fluctuating commodity prices, interest rates changes, foreign exchange fluctuations and construction of stock/bond investment fund 'portfolio insurance'.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
Co-Requisite: MGF 633 or MS Accounting Majors.


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12509 F1F LEC MW 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 110 Benet, Bruce Alan

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19163 S2F LEC MW 8 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Benet, Bruce Alan

MGF 636LEC Complex Financial Instruments

Students taking this course should expect to learn about financial derivatives. Among others, students will learn about how to price financial derivatives and how to incorporate various real-world frictions into binomial trees and stochastic processes (such as underlying the commonly used Black & Scholes model). In a case-study we will use R programming to replicate the risk-neutral price of a variance swap (underlying the so called Volatility Index or VIX). The course will be of particular interest for students who contemplate pursuing a career in the financial industry, e.g. as a Quantitative Analyst. The required prior courses depend on your trajectory (e.g., MGF 633 "Investment Management" or MGF 634 "Quantitative Methods in Finance"). Please consult your study guide for details. In general, students are expected to possess good knowledge of mathematics and statistics. Students should also feel comfortable with Excel and some basic programming knowledge will be helpful. Mathematical, statistical, and Excel skills required for this course will be reviewed during the course.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11618 S1F LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Clemen 322 Roesch, Dominik Maximilian

MGF 637LEC Financial Modeling

In this course, students will use financial econometric models to analyze problems of model specification, estimation, analysis and forecasting commonly faced by analysts in financial markets. The course materials cover the measurement and estimation of asset returns, earnings, macroeconomic data, risk and related applications in financial data analysis and visualization. Topics include regression analysis of time series/ARIMA models, multiple regression specifications and models of asset volatility including ARCH and GARCH. Throughout the course, students will use the statistical functions of the R programming language to analyze, model and forecast a variety of financial data.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12416 F1F LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Mohr, Elizabeth Jane

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11611 S1F LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 110 Mohr, Elizabeth Jane
23189 S2F LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 102 Mohr, Elizabeth Jane

MGF 638LEC Fixed Income Securities

This is a course about fixed-income securities and markets. It covers topics that are important for any MBA student that anticipates hedging interest rate exposures or otherwise transacting in the fixed-income market. The course reviews basic bond pricing concepts and important features of interest rate futures and options contracts. It also introduces a few (somewhat complicated) models of the term structure. This is a rigorous course that requires students to be familiar with basic investments and calculus concepts. While MGF633 is not a prerequisite for this course, students that are taking MGF633 simultaneously with the course will be better prepared. Like most finance courses, the course focuses more on lasting financial principles than on current institutional details.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11534 S1F LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Talbrt 115 Liu, Ping
11511 S2F LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Norton 216 Liu, Ping

MGF 639SEM Security Trading

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-requisite: MGF 611 or MGF 631 (or equivalent)


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20499 F1F SEM TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Norton 209 Wolfe, Brian A
20500 F2F SEM TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Clemen 221 Wolfe, Brian A

MGF 641LEC Financial Policies and Strategies

This course provides an in-depth treatment of corporate finance concepts for all finance majors, with the purpose of furthering students' understanding of major corporate financial policies and decisions. These decisions include choosing between competing investment opportunities, measuring risk and return, how to value a business, how much debt to issue, how much equity to issue, what level of dividend to payout, and incentive structure for managers, and so on. The course starts with a discussion on corporate financial goals and corporate governance issues. It then proceeds to cover topics that center on corporate investment decisions, corporate valuation, and capital structure issues.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12175 F1F LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Clemen 19 Benet, Bruce Alan

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11622 S1F LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 106 Jiang, Feng
17853 S2F LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 112 Jiang, Feng

MGF 644LAB Supervised Research - Fixed Income

Students will learn to conduct empirical research on fixed-income securities. The initial learning process involves a limited number of lectures on fixed-income pricing theory, followed by formal training on how to access data from fixed-income database(s). Using the above resources students will also build an investment portfolio for a given risk level. Students will then develop testable hypotheses that employ mathematical modeling, and develop and apply statistical analyses to data to test the hypotheses. Finally, students will develop and present a professional research report based on the empirical findings.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12510 F1F LAB TR 5 - 6:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Benet, Bruce Alan

MGF 645LAB Supervised Research - Equities

Students will learn to conduct empirical research on equities. The initial learning process involves a limited number of lectures on asset-pricing pricing theory, followed by formal training on how to access data from equity-related database(s). Students with then develop testable hypotheses that employ mathematical modeling, and develop and apply statistical analyses to data to test the hypotheses. Finally, students will develop and present a professional research report based on the empirical findings.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12511 F1F LAB TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Benet, Bruce Alan

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
22219 S1F LAB TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Norton 216 Labert, Thomas A

MGF 646SEM Institutional Investing

The seminar focuses on investment policy and portfolio management of tax-exempt institutional funds, with an emphasis on endowments. The class will discuss asset allocation, risk, the role of active management, incentive structures, governance, and manager selection and evaluation.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-requisite: MGF 611 or MGF 631 or equivalent or


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20697 S1F SEM F 9 - 11:40 a.m. Norton 210 Nguyen, Thanh Chi

MGF 647TUT Supervised Research

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 activities.

Credits: variable
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20580 F8F TUT ARR Arr Arr Suk, Inho
12261 F2F TUT ARR Arr Arr Tiu, Cristian I
19794 F7F TUT ARR Arr Arr Fotak, Veljko N
12389 F3F TUT ARR Arr Arr Schwartzkopf, Jay J
12394 F6F TUT ARR Arr Arr Jiang, Feng
12298 F1F TUT ARR Arr Arr Chung, Kee Ho
12391 F4F TUT ARR Arr Arr Wool, Phillip Stephen
12328 F5F TUT ARR Arr Arr Unknown

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11384 S5F TUT ARR Arr Arr Wool, Phillip Stephen
21409 S9F TUT ARR Arr Arr Jiang, Feng
11608 S1F TUT ARR Arr Arr Schwartzkopf, Jay J
11402 S6F TUT ARR Arr Arr Wu, Chunchi
11410 S7F TUT ARR Arr Arr Dunbar, John Francis
11478 S4F TUT ARR Arr Arr Fotak, Veljko N
11416 S8F TUT ARR Arr Arr Suk, Inho
11510 S2F TUT ARR Arr Arr Tiu, Cristian I
25056 S10F TUT UNKWN Arr Arr Huh, Sahn Wook
11445 S3F TUT ARR Arr Arr Chung, Kee Ho

MGF 656LEC Acquisition Transactions

This course is devoted to an in-depth analysis of one or more transactions for the purchase of a business entity. The focus of the course will be the perspectives and concerns of the buyers. We will also review the perspectives and concerns of each of the other major participants in the transaction and identify how these perspectives and concerns are reflected in the ultimate structure of the transaction and the associated documentation. This course is co-taught by School of Law and School of Management faculty, and is cross-listed with LAW856.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGF 657LEC Financial Innovation

This course introduces students to financial innovations and new products in the financial system. The course provides a general understanding of the financial evolution process, the causes and consequences of financial innovations, and the cost and value of these innovations. The course covers such topics as theory of financial innovation, the financial engineering process, birth and growth of new financial products, financial innovations and new debt, equity and derivative products, and the role of financial instruments in financial, investment and ristk management. The course emphasizes the motivations of financial innovation and methods to design financial instruments to solve complex financial problems and enhance investment returns.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12460 F1F LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 112 Wu, Chunchi

MGF 658LEC M&A Strategy/Financing

Provides a detailed understanding of the merger and acquisition process, both from the sell-side (using auctions or negotiated sale processes) and the buy-side (including the perspective of strategic buyers and private equity firms). Students will learn key aspects of acquisition strategy, deal structure, valuation, due diligence, financial modeling, accounting and regulatory issues, as well as preparation and presentation of oral and written investment memorandums. The course will also introduce the financing and transaction documents necessary to consummate an acquisition and steps to improve post-closing success.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
Pre-requisite: MGF 633 or MGE 604 or MS Accounting


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12211 F1F LEC F 9 - 11:50 a.m. Alfiero 103 Dunbar, John Francis

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19164 S1F LEC F 9 - 11:40 a.m. Jacobs 112 Dunbar, John Francis

MGF 661LEC Mgmt of Fin Institutions

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: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGF 631 Or MGQ 606


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12492 F2F LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Suchak, Sudhir D.

MGF 675LEC Multinational Banking and Finance

This course provides an in-depth study of practical applications and current issues faced by internationally active, large and complex banking organizations within the financial markets. In the first segment we will learn financial concepts such as ratio analysis, cash flow determination, and understand how Banks assess the relative risk of a corporation within the financial markets. We will then apply risk model using live case studies to assess the corporation's default risk. In the second segment we will focus on international trade finance and foreign exchange and how Banks assist corporations in hedging foreign exchange transactions. Working on case studies, students will learn international arbitrage, derivation of the International Fisher Effect, and understand and apply using practical applications currency futures, forwards and options in the international foreign exchange markets.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19699 F1F LEC F 1 - 3:40 p.m. Alfiero 103 Suchak, Sudhir D.

MGF 685LEC International Finance Management

This course is designed to familiarize students with the core concepts related to international financial management, including foreign exchange markets (from institutional details to quantitative models for the forecasting of future exchange rates), currency risk derivatives (spanning both a discussion of contract characteristics and quantitative methods for pricing and valuation of currency forwards, options, and swap contracts), quantitative approaches for risk management and hedging in cross-border settings, quantitative analysis of currency arbitrage operations, analysis of translation, economic, and political risks, cross-border financing, issues with cross-border taxation, analysis of institutional details and recent statistics on foreign debt and equity markets, and other topics.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGF 611 and MGQ 608


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12335 F1F LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Jacobs 110 Fotak, Veljko N

MGF 690SEM Special Topics in Finance

Credits: variable
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19604 F1F SEM Financial Analysis with R M 5 - 7:50 p.m. Jacobs 214 Yan, Yuxing

MGF 696LEC Portfolio Theory and Strategy

The course covers sophisticated approaches to investing and it has an introduction and three main parts. The introduction covers measures of performance and risk and methods to calculate them in closed form or from historical data. The first part of the course covers investment strategies across several asset classes, from traditional ones such as value or growth investing to strategies employed by hedge funds, such as arbitrage, option trading and other quant strategies. The second part of the course addresses portfolio construction, from assessing a utility function to the investor to constructing an optimal portfolio maximizing that utility. Investor types covered are individuals saving for retirement, speculators, university endowments or foundations, or pension funds. Finally, the last part of the course addresses the topic of risk measurement and management, with an emphasis of risks faced by decentralized organizations, such as funds of funds, foundations, or pension funds.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Co-Requisite: MGF 633


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12512 F1F LEC MW 5 - 6:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Tiu, Cristian I
19472 F2F LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Tiu, Cristian I

  • LAW 688 Securities Regulation

Only MGF 644 or MGF 645 (not both) may be used toward the finance concentration.

Health Care Management Concentration

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The Health Care concentration requires five total courses (15 credits) MGH 641, MGH 642 and three electives from the list below:

MGH 633LEC Health Care Economics

Provides the student with the ability to apply economic reasoning to health care markets. Topics include discussion of the organization of the hospital, payment systems, costs and charges, markets for physician services, cost-effectiveness analysis, outcomes research, and health care reform.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16301 A LEC T 6 - 8:50 p.m. Farber 180 Cao, Ying

MGH 643LEC Data Science Applications in Healthcare

The interdisciplinary course introduces students to data science and provides hands-on experience in using existing electronic health data. Interdisciplinary teams of students from the health professions will be paired with students from engineering, bioinformatics, geography, or management to develop research questions that can be answered using data science. Students must have a good understanding of the healthcare system, healthcare applications of informatics and graduate level statistics. Guest lecturers will be employed to show the diversity of disciplines using data science to improve health outcomes. This course is intended to prepare students to use data science in their dissertation or capstone research.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:
Pre-requisite: MGH 641


MGH 644LEC Healthcare Delivery Models

An industry-driven course that will outline how major providers and health insurance companies are changing the health care delivery network. The course will go through the entire health care delivery continuum, highlighting the experiences of local and regional firms. Each class will feature an industry speaker, and be completed with a case study on the same subject.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
22579 S1H LEC W 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Norton 209 Zielinski, Lawrence J

MGH 645LEC Transformative Applications in Health Care Management

This course is intended to introduce MBA students interested in Health Care Management to concepts that have unique applications to health care organizations, and that there is a very real chance they will encounter in the workplace. The topics selected are the result of research conducted with health care leaders in WNY. They represent skills and tools that managers must call upon for success in the changing environment of health care services.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
22879 F1H LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Capen 260 Rogers, Kenneth A.

MGH 632LEC Healthcare Strategy & Ops

This course covers the application of management knowledge and skills in the strategic guidance and operational direction of health systems service organizations. Attention is given to unique aspects of the challenge of managing the delivery of health services, particularly to such issues as managing relationships with medical staffs, regulatory bodies, other professional groups, and third party payers. The integration of management functions such as finance and accounting, marketing, human resources, and service production, amidst rapidly changing expectations will also be covered in assigned case analyses.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11541 S1H LEC R 6 - 8:40 p.m. Norton 218 Rogers, Kenneth A.

MGH 633LEC Health Care Economics

Provides the student with the ability to apply economic reasoning to health care markets. Topics include discussion of the organization of the hospital, payment systems, costs and charges, markets for physician services, cost-effectiveness analysis, outcomes research, and health care reform.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16301 A LEC T 6 - 8:50 p.m. Farber 180 Cao, Ying

MGH 634LEC Health Policy in the US

Examines the potential role and recent use of epidemiological findings in formulating public health policy related to treatment and prevention of diseases, and health manpower issues. Focuses on epidemiological evidence for and against specific policy positions and implementations of public health measures.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
22519 F1H LEC M 3 - 5:50 p.m. Farber 180 Cao, Ying

MGH 647TUT Supervised Research

Credits: variable
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12219 F1H TUT ARR Arr Arr Unknown
12322 F2H TUT ARR Arr Arr Zielinski, Lawrence J

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11540 S1H TUT ARR Arr Arr Zielinski, Lawrence J

MGH 691SEM Topics Health Care Mgmt

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGH 692SEM Topics Health Care Mgmt

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGO 635LEC Healthcare Operations Management

In this course, we apply operations management tools to examine the health care value chain. In particular we will learn to analyze health care organizations using qualitative and quantitative principles of operations management, and develop solutions to common problems. The course is organized around four key modules: (1) designing health care delivery systems, (2) capacity planning and decision making under uncertainty, (3) process failure, learning and improvement, and (4) innovations in health care.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-requisite: MGO 620 or equivalent.


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
23295 S1O LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Capen 258 De Jong, Jurriaan L

MGS 632LEC Seminar in Health Information Systems

This course provides an exposure to Information Systems used in the delivery of healthcare. Specifically this course will introduce students to IT systems that are deployed at a variety of organizations such as Hospitals, Ambulatory Care, Home Health, Tele Health and Online communities to better understand how information is gathered, analyzed and disseminated. The course will include content relating to IS Effectiveness and Success, task-technology fit, IT Communications and Compliance, IT Risk modeling and assessment, business modeling of innovations in healthcare services and delivery, and business performance issues relating to the deployment of IT. The course focuses on how current and emerging technologies can be better utilized to improve access, quality of care and business efficiency.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12499 F1S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs B30 Sharman, Raj

MGS 634LEC Integrative approaches to Healthcare Management

This course provides managerial and strategic perspectives on improving the planning, deployment and delivery of healthcare services enabled by IT. Effective healthcare management requires innovative approaches that integrate people, processes and technologies in healthcare organizations and services. Whether in IT, finance, operations, marketing, or any other domain, aspiring leaders in the healthcare field need to understand the US healthcare system, and the opportunities and challenges arising from the healthcare information revolution, especially as it relates to patient safety, quality of healthcare, and profitability. This course will elucidate broader perspectives on creating and leading a variety of healthcare initiatives in our contemporary society.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
17926 S1S LEC T 2 - 4:50 p.m. Capen 260 Sharman, Raj

  • LAW 606: Introduction to Health Law
  • An equivalent course approved by the chair of the MBA/MS Program Committee

Information Assurance Concentration

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The Information Assurance concentration requires five total courses (15 credits), MGS 650, and MGS 651, and three electives from the list below:

MGS 613LEC Database Mgmt Systems

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of database management systems (DBMS) and the skills needed to design and implement a relational database. Students will be introduced to data modeling concepts, modeling tools, the process of transforming conceptual models into relational database designs, and finally the steps needed to implement those designs. Emphasis is placed on Entity-Relationship diagramming, data normalization, database administration, and data definition, data manipulation and query development using Structured Query Language (SQL). Other topics covered include: object-oriented databases, database security and integrity, web/database integration, application development in a Client/Server environment, distributed databases, data warehousing, data mining and knowledge management via the Internet to support electronic commerce. Readings, lectures, interactive case assignments and a database design project reinforce the role of DBMS in supporting organizational systems, transaction processing and decision support applications.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12223 F2S LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Frnczk 454 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
12469 F1S LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Nsc 228 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
20717 F3S LEC TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Baldy 108 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGS 642LEC IS Auditing for IT Managers

The course is designed to introduce basic tenets of IT auditing and structured way of conducting IT audits. The course will teach students concepts and approaches to audit, control, monitor, and assess an organization's information technology and business systems. The course will impart skills and knowledge to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within an enterprise.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21630 F1S LEC T 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Gupta, Manish

MGA 643LEC Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigation

An in-depth study of the methods used by forensic and/or investigative accountants to conduct financial fraud investigations. Topics include fraud auditing and fraud examination, litigation support, valuation, identity theft, public record research, interview and interrogations and other emerging forensic techniques and data analytic procedures. Students will be challenged to think "beyond the numbers," integrating and applying knowledge of related disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, criminology, psychology, organizational behavior, law, and computer science to think like investigators and develop skills leading to the presentation of investigative/research results in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20720 F2A LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs B30 Nesper, Kathleen S
20719 F1A LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs B30 Nesper, Kathleen S

MGS 610LEC Digital Forensics

This is an introductory course in Digital Forensics where students will learn how to acquire, authenticate and analyze digital evidence. Technical and managerial topics will be explored, providing students with both theoretical and practical hands-on experience using forensic equipment and software. The additional topics of E-Discovery, Data Retention, Litigation, Internal Investigations, Regulatory Compliance and Incident Response will also be discussed within the context of Digital Forensics. EnCase, Access Data FTK and other open source forensic software programs are used in this course.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12321 F1S LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 110 Sellitto, Dominic Michael

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16737 S1S LEC R 3:30 - 6:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Murray, David J.

MGS 657LEC Online Analytical Processing: Data Warehousing

In large organizations data invariably resides in multiple-platforms and in multiple formats. Therefore, it becomes essential to pre-process the data at appropriate levels of normalization for meaningful analysis. Extraction, transformation and loading data into structures such as data marts and data warehouses are essential steps to predictive data modeling and mining. Data mining begins with a basic understanding of where the data is stored and how it can be assembled for analytical purposes. This course provides an introduction to data warehouse design, data cleansing, exploration and visualization.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite: MGS 613 (Database M


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12496 F1S LEC W 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Knox 04 Gaia, Joana

MGS 659LEC Web Analytics and Optimization Techniques for eCommerce

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of doing business via the Internet. Topics include: elements of the infrastructure of electronic commerce; technologies and applications in electronic commerce; using electronic commerce for the creation of competitive advantages; planning technology-based strategies to achieve business goals. The course will rely heavily on research and peer learning with the instructor serving as catalyst, facilitator, and evaluator in a collaborative environment.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11578 S1S LEC F 2 - 4:50 p.m. Jacobs 122 Lindsey, Charles Daniel

MGS 640LEC IT Risk Management

This course is designed to provide conceptual and practical knowledge of concepts, tools, and techniques for effective IT risk management process through design, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of information systems controls. The course will provide insights into knowledge and tasks needed to 1) perform risk identification, assessment, evaluation, response, and monitoring, and 2) design, implement, monitor, and maintain IS controls.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 10/15/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21629 F1S LEC F 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Alfiero 104 Gupta, Manish

MGS 640 & MGS 641 are both 1.5 credits and therefore must both be taken to count toward the requirements.

MGS 641LEC Advanced IT Risk Management

This course is designed to provide advanced conceptual and practical knowledge of concepts, tools, and techniques for effective IT risk management process through designing, evaluating, and implementing risk responses and developing processes, frameworks and tools for monitoring and assessing risks and controls (KRIs) while maintaining an effective and relevant IT risk profile for an organization.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 03/16/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21758 S1S LEC T 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 110 Gupta, Manish

  • CSE 510 Intelligent Agents in E-Commerce
  • CSE 512 Operating Systems Internals
  • CSE 527 Modern Computer Systems
  • CSE 530 Computer Communications
  • CSE 516 E-Commerce Technology
  • CSE 605 Advanced Concepts in Programming Language
  • CSE 616 Multi-agent Systems
  • LAW 858 Technology and Intellectual Property Colloquium
  • LAW 933 Intellectual Property and the Internet: Cyber Piracy
  • MTH 529/530 Introduction to the Theory of Numbers I/II
  • MTH 567 Stream Ciphers

Information Systems and E-Business Concentration

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The Information Systems and E-Business concentration requires six courses (18 credits) as a primary concentration, MGS 602, MGS 613, MGS 614, MGS 616 and MGS 655 and one elective from the list below:

  • CSE 510 Intelligent Agents in E-Commerce
  • CSE 512 Operating Systems Internals
  • CSE 527 Modern Computer Systems
  • CSE 530 Computer Communications
  • CSE 516 E-Commerce Technology
  • CSE 605 Advanced Concepts in Programming Language
  • CSE 616 Multi-agent Systems
  • LAW 858 Technology and Intellectual Property Colloquium
  • LAW 933 Intellectual Property and the Internet: Cyber Piracy
  • MTH 529/530 Introduction to the Theory of Numbers I/II
  • MTH 567 Stream Ciphers

MGS 607LEC Technology and Innovation Management

The focus of this course will be on technology management and developing an Internet-based business or extension to an existing business. The course will integrate concepts from economics, organizational strategy, entrepreneur-ship, and Web design. Topics to be covered in the course include: aligning technology and strategy; models of diffusion and innovation; characteristics of information and digital goods; identifying potential Web-applications and information products for solving a problem and/or identifying a business opportunity; intellectual property rights; pricing issues related to information goods; developing a business plan for a venture capital proposal; launching the e-business; designing Web based applications for usability; and strategies for successfully implementing systems. Case studies, lectures, guest speakers, and an integrated E-business project will be used to understand the complexities of the current business environment.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12258 F1S LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 110 Sanders, George L.
19545 F3S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Sanders, George L.
12488 F2S LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Norton 209 Sanders, George L.

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11570 S1S LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 122 Kishore, Rajiv

MGS 610LEC Digital Forensics

This is an introductory course in Digital Forensics where students will learn how to acquire, authenticate and analyze digital evidence. Technical and managerial topics will be explored, providing students with both theoretical and practical hands-on experience using forensic equipment and software. The additional topics of E-Discovery, Data Retention, Litigation, Internal Investigations, Regulatory Compliance and Incident Response will also be discussed within the context of Digital Forensics. EnCase, Access Data FTK and other open source forensic software programs are used in this course.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12321 F1S LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 110 Sellitto, Dominic Michael

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16737 S1S LEC R 3:30 - 6:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Murray, David J.

MGS 613LEC Database Mgmt Systems

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of database management systems (DBMS) and the skills needed to design and implement a relational database. Students will be introduced to data modeling concepts, modeling tools, the process of transforming conceptual models into relational database designs, and finally the steps needed to implement those designs. Emphasis is placed on Entity-Relationship diagramming, data normalization, database administration, and data definition, data manipulation and query development using Structured Query Language (SQL). Other topics covered include: object-oriented databases, database security and integrity, web/database integration, application development in a Client/Server environment, distributed databases, data warehousing, data mining and knowledge management via the Internet to support electronic commerce. Readings, lectures, interactive case assignments and a database design project reinforce the role of DBMS in supporting organizational systems, transaction processing and decision support applications.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12223 F2S LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Frnczk 454 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
12469 F1S LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Nsc 228 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
20717 F3S LEC TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Baldy 108 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGS 614LEC Systems Analysis & Design

This course provides an introduction to the systems development life cycle (SDLC) emphasizing the recent adaptive approaches to SDLC, such as the unified process life cycle and agile methods. The course focuses on the disciplines of business modeling, requirements analysis, and logical design and utilizes the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for analysis, modeling, and design of business-oriented information systems. Information assurance issues of system controls and security are covered with respect to their impact on system requirements and design models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16627 S2S LEC F 9 - 11:40 a.m. Talbrt 115 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
21612 S3S LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
11566 S1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGS 650LEC Information Assurance

This is an interdisciplinary course in Information Assurance that has two primary objectives: 1) to introduce students to fundamental concepts, terminologies, IA models and practices. 2) to view how different fields of disciplines interact in this area. The course will familiarize students with the technical, legal, socio-political, and managerial issues of IA. Broadly, the issues that we will cover in this course include: security investigation and analysis; ethical, legal, and professional aspects of Information assurance; risk management and implementation and maintenance of information assurance.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGS 602


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12382 F1S LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Border, Charles B
19532 F2S LEC TR 5 - 6:20 p.m. Norton 218 Cleary, Kevin Patrick

MGS 651LEC Managing Computer Networks

The area of computer networks is currently the fastest growing part of the MIS world. This course will discuss concepts in the management of computer networks. It is an introductory course which will discuss issues in designing computer networks, administration, network operating systems and network interconnection alternatives. A hardware lab on networking will provide a "hands-on" part of the course. The course will provide the MBA (MIS concentration) student with the foundation skills to develop a career in the field of networks through their exposure to network administration, design, pricing, etc. In addition, the hardware lab for hands on network administration is unique and is not available for student use anywhere else on campus. Course topics will be drawn from: introduction to microcomputers and Local Area Networks; LAN hardware, systems software, and installation; LAN administration; Wide Area Networks; and emerging technologies.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGS 602 Or MGS 607 Or MGS 650


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11568 S1S LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Knox 04 Border, Charles B

MGS 659LEC Web Analytics and Optimization Techniques for eCommerce

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of doing business via the Internet. Topics include: elements of the infrastructure of electronic commerce; technologies and applications in electronic commerce; using electronic commerce for the creation of competitive advantages; planning technology-based strategies to achieve business goals. The course will rely heavily on research and peer learning with the instructor serving as catalyst, facilitator, and evaluator in a collaborative environment.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11578 S1S LEC F 2 - 4:50 p.m. Jacobs 122 Lindsey, Charles Daniel

MGA 643LEC Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigation

An in-depth study of the methods used by forensic and/or investigative accountants to conduct financial fraud investigations. Topics include fraud auditing and fraud examination, litigation support, valuation, identity theft, public record research, interview and interrogations and other emerging forensic techniques and data analytic procedures. Students will be challenged to think "beyond the numbers," integrating and applying knowledge of related disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, criminology, psychology, organizational behavior, law, and computer science to think like investigators and develop skills leading to the presentation of investigative/research results in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20720 F2A LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs B30 Nesper, Kathleen S
20719 F1A LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs B30 Nesper, Kathleen S

MGF 638LEC Fixed Income Securities

This is a course about fixed-income securities and markets. It covers topics that are important for any MBA student that anticipates hedging interest rate exposures or otherwise transacting in the fixed-income market. The course reviews basic bond pricing concepts and important features of interest rate futures and options contracts. It also introduces a few (somewhat complicated) models of the term structure. This is a rigorous course that requires students to be familiar with basic investments and calculus concepts. While MGF633 is not a prerequisite for this course, students that are taking MGF633 simultaneously with the course will be better prepared. Like most finance courses, the course focuses more on lasting financial principles than on current institutional details.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11534 S1F LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Talbrt 115 Liu, Ping
11511 S2F LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Norton 216 Liu, Ping

MGF 641LEC Financial Policies and Strategies

This course provides an in-depth treatment of corporate finance concepts for all finance majors, with the purpose of furthering students' understanding of major corporate financial policies and decisions. These decisions include choosing between competing investment opportunities, measuring risk and return, how to value a business, how much debt to issue, how much equity to issue, what level of dividend to payout, and incentive structure for managers, and so on. The course starts with a discussion on corporate financial goals and corporate governance issues. It then proceeds to cover topics that center on corporate investment decisions, corporate valuation, and capital structure issues.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12175 F1F LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Clemen 19 Benet, Bruce Alan

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11622 S1F LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 106 Jiang, Feng
17853 S2F LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 112 Jiang, Feng
  • MGT 681

International Management Concentration

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The International Management concentration requires four total courses (12 credits), MGO 680, MGO 633 and two electives from the list below:

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MGF 685LEC International Finance Management

This course is designed to familiarize students with the core concepts related to international financial management, including foreign exchange markets (from institutional details to quantitative models for the forecasting of future exchange rates), currency risk derivatives (spanning both a discussion of contract characteristics and quantitative methods for pricing and valuation of currency forwards, options, and swap contracts), quantitative approaches for risk management and hedging in cross-border settings, quantitative analysis of currency arbitrage operations, analysis of translation, economic, and political risks, cross-border financing, issues with cross-border taxation, analysis of institutional details and recent statistics on foreign debt and equity markets, and other topics.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGF 611 and MGQ 608


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12335 F1F LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Jacobs 110 Fotak, Veljko N

MGM 683LEC International Marketing

The objective of this course is to develop familiarity with the problems and perspectives of marketing across national boundaries and to gain knowledge of tools and approaches to make international marketing decisions. The influence of e-commerce on international marketing problems such as gray channel and price coordination is also analyzed.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGG 602LEC Global Perspectives

The main objective of this course is to provide a first-hand, hands-on global experience, both in general terms and in relation to a specific global region. This course is designed to provide an overview of international business elements, followed by an in-depth study of an emerging market, focusing on a specific global region. The intent is to provide an understanding of the economics, business history and economic geography of the selected region, market analysis and entrepreneurship in region, industry structure, government-industry relations, financial and legal complexities, as well as cultural norms, business etiquette, and unique aspects of doing business in the region. The course is aimed at imparting an experiential type of learning, utilizing on-line, in-class and field trip-based learning modes.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (10/16/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21515 F1G LEC TR 5 - 6:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Siaw-Asamoah, Dorothy

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 03/16/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20576 S1O LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 205 Thomas, John M

 • GEO 531 Introduction to International Business and World Trade

Management Consulting Concentration

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The Management Consulting concentration requires four total courses (12 total credits), MGG 650 and three electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.

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MGI 601LEC Workforce Engagement

This course will examine Human Resources from a strategic perspective, emphasizing the contribution of HR decisions to the development of a high performance organization. HRM will be treated as a dynamic system that enables organizations to cope more quickly and effectively with a rapidly changing environment. The course will emphasize those topics, such as reward systems, performance management and the selection and retention of high performance employees that confront managers in a variety of organizational roles. Emphasis will be given to the identification, evaluation and solution of specific HR problems facing managers with these responsibilities.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGB 607LEC Motivation and Leadership

This course will help students begin developing leadership skills. Various ideas about what leadership is, how it is practiced, and how it can be evaluated will be covered. Students will learn about the relevance of leadership to the work motivation of individuals, to the effectiveness of groups, and to overall performance of firms. Opportunities to assess and explore alternatives to their own leadership characteristics and styles will be provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGB 620SEM Special Topics

Credits: variable
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12377 F1B SEM Team Mentoring M 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. Arr Arr Rogers, Mary Ann

MGB 625LEC Power and Influence

This course will provide students with an understanding of the nature of power and political processes in complex organizations. The particular focus will be on understanding how power and influence can be developed and used to get things done when responsibilities exceed formal authority. Cases, critical incidents, and experiential exercises will be used to consider various strategies and tactics. Various moral and ethical issues will also be explored.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGB 666SEM LeaderCORE Development I

As the first of two required courses of the MBA LeaderCORE program,this course will: a)help students identify areas of improvement (either strengths to be capitalized on or weakness to be mitigated) in selected core competencies,b) provided guidance for improvement,and c) define a development plan. This course offers person-centered learning with the guidance of multiple professionals and serves as the prerequisite to LeaderCORE Development II. Prerequisite:LeaderCORE program acceptance.

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11500 S2B SEM R 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. Alfiero 104 Siaw-Asamoah, Dorothy
11600 S1B SEM T 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. Alfiero 104 Siaw-Asamoah, Dorothy
19552 S3B SEM R 5:30 - 7:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Siaw-Asamoah, Dorothy

MGB 667SEM LeaderCORE Development II

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisites: MGB 666 and MBA & Management PhD S


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12507 F1B SEM R 3:30 - 6:10 p.m. Jacobs 112 Everest, Nicholas J
19279 F2B SEM R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 112 Everest, Nicholas J

 • MGB 666 and 667 Leadership Development I and II count as one elective - for LeaderCORE students only

MGG 633LEC Model Managerial Process

Historically, managers have considered decision making as an art; something learned by trial and error; something based on creativity, judgment, intuition, and experience. This course gives you a structured way of attacking a wide range of real problems, using data-driven analysis to guide decision-making. We will consider how to think about and manage uncertainty and risk, how to translate data about the business into useful insights, how to put value on various courses of action, and how to generally make informed decisions. The main focus of the course will be on modeling decisions in the spreadsheet environment, illustrated by applications from operations, finance, marketing, and human resources. The approaches and techniques for decision-making are useful throughout the firm, both within functional areas and for the essential management challenge of working across functional boundaries.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11536 S1G LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Krzystofiak, Frank J
11513 S2G LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Krzystofiak, Frank J

MGG 643 Team Building in Organizations

MGG 660 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

MGO 634LEC Project Management

A project is a unique endeavor to create something of value. Modern project management does not belong exclusively to any particular industry, as it is useful to large corporations, government agencies, and individuals alike. This course covers the defining, organizing, and managing of complex, multidisciplinary projects, focusing on concepts and skills increasingly critical to 21st century work.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19193 F2O LEC W 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Hayden, William M.
12412 F10 LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Alfiero 104 Hayden, William M.

MGS 616LEC Predictive Analytics

This course teaches the technical and managerial skills needed in developing predictive analytics applications which are used by customer-centric corporations - retail, financial, communication, and marketing groups - to help make decisions involving complex systems. The course concentrates on a set of well-known predictive analytics methods to support business decision making. Topics such as association rule mining, decision trees, neural networks, regression analysis and cluster analysis are covered in great depth. Extensive hands-on experience using software such as SAS Enterprise Miner is provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
24089 F1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Baldy 110 Amo, Laura Casey

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11567 S1S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 112 Smith, Sanjukta Das
20884 S3S LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfiero 102 Smith, Sanjukta Das
16630 S2S LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Jacobs 112 Smith, Sanjukta Das

Marketing Management Concentration

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The Marketing concentration requires four total courses (12 credits), MGM 667, MGM 651 and two electives from the list below:

MGM 656LEC Product Design & Marketing

The first part of this course focuses on interaction among design, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing to develop successful new products in a short period of time in both traditional and electronic markets. The second half emphasizes issues dealing with the management of product offerings. It uses a combination of lectures, cases, and projects to help students gain mastery of the subject matter.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
23849 F1M LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Norton 213 Talukdar, Debabrata

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
23428 S2M LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 103 Talukdar, Debabrata

MGM 659LEC Marketing Planning

This course deals with the development and application of marketing strategy. The major pedagogical vehicle is MARKSTRAT 3 ¿ a competitive marketing game. Students manage a company in direct competition with other student teams in a highly dynamic environment.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20682 S1M LEC W 3:30 - 6:10 p.m. Norton 209 Lindsey, Charles Daniel

MGM 670LEC Advertising & Promotion

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the best available approaches to managerial decision making in developing an integrated communication strategy involving advertising, promotions, and publicity. Recent analytical approaches will be stressed and the course will show inter-relatedness between these decision areas.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGM 615


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19303 F1M LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Lakshmanan, Arun

MGM 683LEC International Marketing

The objective of this course is to develop familiarity with the problems and perspectives of marketing across national boundaries and to gain knowledge of tools and approaches to make international marketing decisions. The influence of e-commerce on international marketing problems such as gray channel and price coordination is also analyzed.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGM 671LEC Data Analysis for Marketing

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:
Pre-Requisite: MGM 615


 • MGM 664 Marketing Practicum (does not fulfill the internship requirement)

Supply Chains and Operations Management Concentration

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The Operations Management concentration requires five total courses (15 credits), MGO 631, MGO 633, MGO 632 OR MGO 634 and two electives from the list below:

 • MGO 617 Service Operations and Extreme Events

MGO 619LEC Business Forecasting

This course is devoted to delivering, constructing, and implementing business forecasting analytical models and systems (with data) that are capable of enhancing decision making and providing decision support for managerial and policy decisions at the firm, industry, and country levels. It is emphasized that applications of predictive methodology and empirical analysis are an integral part of the course. Both methods and results provide solutions to problems and insights to decision makings.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
24478 S1O LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Norton 216 Lin, Winston T

MGO 635LEC Healthcare Operations Management

In this course, we apply operations management tools to examine the health care value chain. In particular we will learn to analyze health care organizations using qualitative and quantitative principles of operations management, and develop solutions to common problems. The course is organized around four key modules: (1) designing health care delivery systems, (2) capacity planning and decision making under uncertainty, (3) process failure, learning and improvement, and (4) innovations in health care.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-requisite: MGO 620 or equivalent.


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
23295 S1O LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Capen 258 De Jong, Jurriaan L

MGO 636LEC Supply Chain Analytics

This course focuses on design, modeling and optimization of supply chain networks. Topics covered include: global supply chain strategy formulation, performance metrics, new forecasting models applicable for supply chain contexts, newsvendor models for capacity and aggregate planning, models for location and design of supply and distribution entities, inter-organizational planning, advanced planning systems, multi-echelon inventory analysis, distribution requirements planning (DRP) systems, joint transportation-inventory models, and pricing and revenue management techniques.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12293 F10 LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Alfiero 104 Wang, Xiaoqiang
12519 F20 LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Jacobs 106 Wang, Xiaoqiang

MGO 637LEC Purchasing & Supply Mgmt

Increased competition, more demanding customers and stakeholders require more efficient supply chains. Purchasing and supply chain management is a fundamental tool to use in both protecting the organization and making an impact on the ?bottom line?. This course is designed to apply theory with practice in purchasing and supply management and focuses on the management and improvement of purchasing and supply management using a mix of academic and practical examples from business. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the issues, models, and numerical methods particular to purchasing and supply management, with attention to both the strengths and weaknesses of these devices.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 620


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11562 S1O LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 112 Lotempio, Dominic

MGO 638LEC Logistics Management

Modern logistics is increasingly based on analysis that combines data and decision support tools to make informed decisions. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles, methodologies, and strategies necessary to achieve efficient, effective, and quality-oriented logistical operations. This includes when and how qualitative logistical concepts and principles are applied, in conjunction with quantitative methodologies to identify solutions in the context of logistical operations.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 620


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11557 S1O LEC W 3:30 - 6:20 p.m. Clemen 322 Wei, Mingcheng

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