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Curriculum

MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


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 2019


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 2019


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 2019


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


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 2019


MGG 600TUT MBA Advantage Discussion Group

The MBA Advantage Discussion Group is a structured course supporting students' success in the MBA program. The course meets weekly covering academic support, student expectations and fostering student engagement. The goal is to give students an environment to help their growth and success as current students and future MBA Alumni.

Credits: 0.00
Semesters offered:


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Concentrations

Analytics Concentration

Analytics concentration students must take MGG 633, MGS 613, MGS 616 and two analytics elective courses from those listed under the electives tab:

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Required Courses

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 2020


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 2019 | Summer 2019


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 2019 | Spring 2020


Fall 2019 (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
22444 F1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Norton 216 Smith, Sanjukta Das

Spring 2020 (01/27/2020 - 05/09/2020)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
15757 S2S LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Frnczk 422 Gaia, Joana
11331 S1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Frnczk 422 Gaia, Joana
19188 S3S LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfier 102 Smith, Sanjukta Das

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)

The School of Management does not offer courses for these subjects.  Faculty will recommend summer reading or materials.

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Finance Concentration

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Fall 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 2019 | Spring 2020


MGF 633 - if not taken in first spring semester - 3 credits
  • Finance electives – 6 credits
  • Electives and/or internship – 6-9 credits

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640.


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642.


  • Finance electives – 6 credits
  • Electives – 6-9 credits

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Health Care Management Concentration

The Health Care concentration requires five courses total (15 credits), MGH 641, MGH 642, and three electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.

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MGH 641SEM Business of Healthcare

This course is designed to be an overview of the health care industry and a framing of the severe challenges facing leaders in the field. It will take a business approach to the issues presented, but will always juxtapose financial issues with value creation. The course begins with a short look at classic economic principles, and why they do not always apply in health care, followed by a review of each component of the industry: government, health plans, employers, providers and suppliers.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020


MGH 642SEM Innovators in Health Care

The class will focus on the major challenges facing the healthcare industry and innovative solutions being developed across the country. We will start with the qualities of the innovator and how they can be learned; we will then move on to an in-depth look at major innovation evaluation models, with specific focus on innovations in hospitals, physician practice, chronic disease, and personal health.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


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Information Assurance Concentration

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Fall Semester

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 2019
Pre-Requisite: MGS 602.


  • Electives and/or internship – 9 credits
  • Concentration electives – 3 credits

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640.


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642.


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 2020


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 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGS 602 Or MGS 607 Or MGS 650.


  • Electives – 3 credits
  • Electives – 3-6 credits

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Information Systems and E-Business Concentration

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Fall Semester

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 2019 | Summer 2019


MGS 655LEC Distributed Computing and Big Data Technologies

Large scale computing environments aggregate resources from many autonomous computers to satisfy the information processing needs of modern enterprises. This course introduces techniques for creating functional, usable, high-performance distributed systems. Objectives are twofold: (1) gain a solid understanding of the technical issues, concepts and systems in the rapidly advancing technologies in distributed computing, and (2) acquire substantial knowledge on how to work with big data in distributed environments. The course is organized into two parts: study of DCS technologies, and study of large scale systems. We will discuss communication and networking services, application support services, large scale distributed system design, data management and interoperability of systems including consistency and data replication. Students will learn to use a framework for data intensive distributed applications (Apache Hadoop) and an associated parallel programming model, MapReduce.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


MGS 602LEC Global IT Infrastructure Mgmt

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of business data communications. The objective of the course is to provide students with a firm foundation for covering more advanced topics in subsequent courses. The student will develop an understanding of networks including the internet and the development of World Wide Web based applications. The course will also cover the basic principles of network operating systems concepts and the role of network operating systems in developing Web applications. The course includes extensive coverage of business telecommunication including voice and data. Coverage is extended to coding and digitizing, modems, protocols, and network architectures as well as management aspects. Cases on telecommunications and electronic commerce, as well as current readings, will also be part of the pedagogy.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


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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 2019
Pre-Requisite: MGS 602.


The courses listed above are concentration requirements.
  • Electives and/or internship – 6 credits

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640.


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642.


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 2020


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 2019 | Spring 2020


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 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGS 602 Or MGS 607 Or MGS 650.


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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 2020


  • Elective – 3 credits

Note: MGS 614, MGS 616, MGS 651 and/or MGS 659 are concentration requirements.

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International Management Concentration

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Fall Semester

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 2019
Pre-Requisite: MGF 611 and MGQ 608.


  • Primary concentration courses and/or internship – 9 credits

Note: MGF 685 is a concentration requirement.

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640.


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642.


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:


MGO 633LEC Global Operations Management

This course deals with design, control, and operation of supply chains for competing effectively in the context of global operations management. Both manufacturing and service (such as health care) industry supply chains are covered. The topics covered include: state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative techniques for optimum configuration of in-bound and outbound logistics, principles of postponement in design, processes and logistics, mass customization, global location factors for offices, plants and distribution centers, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) systems, countering bullwhip effects in supply chains, vendor managed inventory (VMI), strategic alliances and partnering, global purchasing and buyer-supplier relationships, and the complexities of the material, information, and cash flows across international borders. This course supplements MGS 616, which covers e-commerce integration aspects of supply chains.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 620.


  • Primary concentration courses – 6-9 credits

Note: MGM 683 and MGO 633 are concentration requirements.

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Management Consulting Concentration

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

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

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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

MGM 651SEM Consumer Behavior

Pertinent theoretical and empirical findings about the behavior of consumers and industrial and institutional buyers are discussed. Topics include motivation, learning, attitude formation, attitude change, and the relation between attitudes and behavior as applied to buyers. The impact of the electronic environment is also discussed as are innovation and market communication and the social and cultural concepts underlying strategies of market segmentation.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2019


MGM 651 is a concentration requirement.
 • Marketing elective - 3 credits
 • Electives and/or internship - 9 credits

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640.


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642.


MGM 651 is a concentration requirement.
 • Marketing elective - 3 credits
 • Electives - 9 credits

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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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