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MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 10/16/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12606 F2A LEC TR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alfiero 104 Tarrant, Ian
12605 F1A LEC TR Noon - 2 p.m. Alfiero 104 Tarrant, Ian

MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12608 F2B LEC MW 11 - 11:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean
12607 F1B LEC MW 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean

MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12610 F2B LEC MW 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean
12609 F1B LEC MW 10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Maynes, Timothy Dean

MGF 611LEC Fin Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (10/17/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12612 F2F LEC TR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alfiero 104 Perry, Philip R.
12611 F1F LEC TR Noon - 2 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 2017


Fall 2017 (10/17/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
23308 F2O LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Ulbrich, Thomas R
23307 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 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 10/16/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12559 F4G LEC TR 2:10 - 3:30 p.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann
12517 F3G LEC TR Noon - 1:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann
12388 F2G LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann
12314 F1G LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 102 Rogers, Mary Ann

MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (10/17/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12614 F2M LEC TR 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alfiero 102 Lindsey, Charles Daniel
12613 F1M LEC TR Noon - 2 p.m. Alfiero 102 Lindsey, Charles Daniel

MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12616 F2Q LEC MW 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J
12615 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 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12625 F2Q LEC MW 1:20 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J
12624 F1Q LEC MW 10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Alfiero 104 Krzystofiak, Frank J

Concentrations

Analytics Concentration

First Semester

MBA Core – 15 credits

Second Semester

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

 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Elective

Summer

For this concentration, you need to have foundational programming knowledge or to have taken non-credit bridge courses, either prior to beginning your MBA or during the summer of your first year, to give you a broad introduction to foundational analytics methods (e.g., SAS, R). You may select any two courses from the following list, or an alternative course approved by the chair of the MBA/MS program committee:

  • Basics of SAS programming (equivalent to the requirement of Base SAS Certificate)
  • Basics of R programming
  • Other programming skills (e.g., Python)

Third Semester

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:


MGF 690SEM Special Topics in Finance

Credits: 6.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20388 F1F SEM Financial Analysis with R M 5 - 7:50 p.m. Jacobs 214 Yan, Yuxing

 • MBA Electives

Fourth Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


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

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19166 S2O LEC MW 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Alfiero 104 Star, Harold D
19165 S1O LEC MW 8:20 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 104 Star, Harold D

MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


Spring 2018 (03/26/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
19168 S2O LEC MW 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Alfiero 104 Star, Harold D
19167 S1O LEC MW 8:20 - 9:20 a.m. Alfiero 104 Star, Harold D

 • MBA Electives
 • Data Analytics Electives – Choose two

Finance Concentration

Fall Semester

MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

MGF 633LEC Investment Management

This course provides students with a general understanding of the operation of capital markets and basic analytical tools of investment management. Specifically, the course covers such topics as principles of valuation, risk analysis, modern portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), market microstructure, index models, arbitrage pricing models, bonds and common stocks valuation, efficient market hypotheses, investment management, and option pricing models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2018


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12654 F3F LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Clemen 04 Nguyen, Thanh Chi
12551 F1F LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 110 Nguyen, Thanh Chi

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

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11616 S1F LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 112 Chung, Kee Ho

 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Elective

Health Care Management Concentration

Complete two required classes (6 credit hours total):

MGH 641SEM Business of Health Care

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


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

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20574 S1H SEM M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Capen 260 Zielinski, Lawrence J

MGH 642SEM Innovators in Health Care

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20670 F1H SEM M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Frnczk 422 Zielinski, Lawrence J

Information Assurance Concentration

Fall Semester

MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3-6 credits

Information Systems and E-Business Concentration

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

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 2017 | Spring 2018


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20325 F3S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Kishore, Rajiv
12617 F2S LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Norton 209 Sanders, George L.
12384 F1S LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 110 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

The course listed above is a concentration requirement.
 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3 credits

International Management Concentration

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3-6 credits

Management Consulting Concentration

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3-6 credits

Marketing Management Concentration

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In addition to the required core and concentration courses, you can take special topic seminars, electives and an independent study in marketing.

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

MGM 667LEC Marketing Research

Methods and functions of research in marketing management. Attention given to problems of conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of research designs and to techniques of analysis of research data.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


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

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11552 S1M LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Norton 209 Goswami, Indranil

MGM 667 is a concentration requirement.
 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3 credits

Supply Chains and Operations Management Concentration

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3-6 credits

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