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Business Administration Course Descriptions

ACT 500 Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 900. This course provides an introduction to basic theory and methods of financial accounting. It is designed to offer managerial users the foundations of accounting concepts. The course helps the students understand financial statement information. Focus will be on accounting for assets (e.g., Accounts Receivable, Inventories, Property, Plant and Equipment, Intangible Assets), liabilities (e.g., Bonds, Deferred Taxes), and owners’ equity. Focus will be also on the presentation of the income statement through Net Income, revenues and expenses. Class sessions develop the understanding of the different steps of the accounting cycle, and of the financial statements that give the managers the ability to use them for decision-making.

ACT 501 Forensic Accounting (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 922. This course explores the forensic accountant’s role in today’s economy. The course is designed to enhance a student’s understanding of the emerging field of forensic accounting. The course is structured to enhance the ability of students to think critically and to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to compete effectively in the rapidly changing world of accounting using the traditional method of detecting fraud and using the current technology. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand the causes of fraud and white-collar crime, examine the types of fraud and fraud schemes, explore methods of deterring and detecting fraud, and examine the financial impact to businesses and the economy.

ACT 502 International Accounting (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 926. The knowledge of accounting requirements and the influence of environmental factors on accounting systems both nationally and internationally becomes important to the accounting professional. Topics of financial accounting for international operations, multinational managerial accounting and control, comparative international accounting, international reporting issues, and international taxation are examined. The focus of the course is to solve the problems related to accounting for multinational corporations doing business in a global environment. This course covers the topics of currency translation and foreign currency gains and losses and accounting for international accounting organizations.

ACT 504 Tax Accounting Principles (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 927. This course introduces federal tax law, including the preparation of individual income tax form 1040 and related schedules. Tax accounting principles, such as the measurement of income, asset exchanges, capital transactions, and business expenses are examined. Topics include corporate income tax, subchapter S, dividends, and liquidating distributions. The course also provides tax knowledge through identification of significant differences between tax and financial accounting.

ACT 600 Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 910. The course develops the understanding of the many ways that firms utilize costs. The students will learn the alternative costing methods, such as the relevant costs for decision making; the break even analysis and the contribution margin approach; absorption costing vs. direct costing; cost volume profit analysis. In addition, other topics are discussed such as the decision making involving joint costs, decentralization, product costing, job and process costing, and performance evaluation.

ACT 601 Cost Accounting (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 920. This course applies cost accounting concepts and accounting tools to make management decisions. Students learn to use cost accounting to evaluate and make strategic business formulation, research and development, budgeting, production planning, pricing, and provide information for management accounting and financial accounting. Other topics include financial statements, concept of depreciation and inventory methods, cash flows, business valuation, working capital, cost behavior, cost allocation, budgets, and control systems.

ACT 602 Intermediate Accounting (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 921. This course will provide a comprehensive review of the accounting process that discussed in Financial Accounting. Students will learn and deepen their understanding of the preparation of classified financial statements. Students will also learn other information and apply analytical tools in making both business and financial decisions. This course will also include topics related to cash flows, accounting for a company’s financing and investing activities and related tax accounting; primary current assets, current and long term liabilities; amortization of bond premiums and discounts, journal entries associated with issuance of preferred, common stocks, and treasury stocks, and declaration of dividends; owners’ equity and earnings per share; and time value of money. Students will study how to record various financial transactions and understand the impact on the usefulness of the information provided for decision-making. During coverage of these topics, discussion will include a development of the understanding of full and fair disclosures based on GAAP, ethical and moral implications, and the related concept of transparency.

ACT 603 Accounting Information Systems/ERP (3 credit hours)

Previously ACTN 925. This course addresses the development and use of accounting information systems for managerial control and external reporting, focusing on reporting objectives, management needs, documentation, security, and internal controls. The course focuses on concepts and principles of designing computer systems to perform accounting functions, and extensive use of applications of different microcomputer accounting software packages. Students will work on SAP central component of financial information system that incorporates sales, audit, cash management, etc. Students will be given a few case studies to work on. The course will also incorporate case studies provided by SAP in the course.

BIO 500 Clinical Research Management (3 credit hours)

Previously BIOM 900. This course is designed to create an in-depth understanding of the clinical research methodologies including the regulatory aspects of clinical research. This course will help you to understand and apply scientific principles to the implementation of clinical research whether it is investigator-initiated, or industry-sponsored study. The student will learn to design and present a concept sheet for a Phase I/II and Phase II/III clinical trial. Also addressed in this course are different types of study design, their relative strengths and limitations, and proper choice of study design. The student will also learn to systematically implement the research protocol and evaluate the integrity of the clinical research outcome. In this course, students learn to apply knowledge of data management, information management and scientific communication. Students will explore opportunities to demonstrate professionalism and accountability in the implementation of research studies through applying management.

BIO 501 Modern Medicine and Biology (3 credit hours)

Previously BIOM 901. In this course, students will explore the cross-pollination of ideas and advances in biology and how they transform medicine, both at the bedside and in drug development. Many of the advances in biology have radically transformed the understanding of disease states and how medicine is practiced. For example, genomic sequencing is now being widely adopted as a method for diagnostics as well as for drug development. Bioinformatics is another area where huge data management and mining is paving way to understand the complex biological pathways and signaling mechanisms in cells and organs. Other advance in the field of computer science and algorithm development have been adopted to unravel these complex connections and arrive at a better understanding of cellular and molecular physiology. Physical and mechanical innovations drive devices that have better resolution in the areas of imaging for diagnostics.

BIO 506 Biotech Industry Fundamentals (3 credit hours)

Previously BIOM 909. This course will introduce students to biotechnology, its principle, and application. A solid knowledge of basic molecular biology is required to gain a complete understanding of the concept and its application. Biotechnology has a broad reach – from agriculture, to biofuels, waste management, medical, forensics, and food. Students will learn to apply modern biological principles and understand the trends in modern medicine, food, and green technologies. By the end of the course, students should be able to critically assess current and future applications of biotechnology in agriculture, drug development and environmental management. This course is a prerequisite course for students in Healthcare Management, and Bio Management streams. Students will benefit immensely if they enroll in this course first before taking any of the other advanced courses. A background in junior-level chemistry and biology is recommended.

BIO 510 Ethics in Medical Research (3 credit hours)

This course will inform students about the basic principles essential to making educated decisions about ethics in medical research. Understanding the basic principles is critical before conducting clinical research activities. Topics include: historical perspectives, federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, conflicts of interest, informed consent, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and AAHRPP accreditation.

BUA 500 Principles of Business Analytics (3 credit hours)

Principles of Business Analytics course introduces students to the broad business analytics field with a strong emphasis on practical outcomes which can be directly applied to a business environment. It provides a brief outline of existing theories, technologies and applications which support the modern decision-making process which is to a large extent, data-driven. In this course, students will have an opportunity to work with tools they are already familiar with such as MS-Excel to design and develop the best analytics solutions for existing business problems. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and formulate any business problem that has a potential to be transformed using analytic solutions, perform the necessary tasks to implement it, describe the tools that have been used in the process and identify the business value of the outcomes of the analytics and appreciate its role in Business Process Management.

BUA 510 Data Science Applications with R or Python (3 credit hours)

This course focuses on implementation of business analytics problems using a structured programming language such as R or python. Examples of descriptive and predictive business analytics problems such as linear regression, decision analysis, forecasting will be used and implemented using R and Python programming languages. Basic ideas of implementation of an algorithm in R, are discussed. Concepts such program I/O, reading data and visualization of the data, exceptions, conditional statements and statistical packages will be discussed. The course emphasizes hands-on experience and implementation of business analysis ideas in R and Python using pre-existing libraries. It is recommended that students be familiar with basic ideas in statistical modeling and business analytics to maximize the learning outcome of this course.

BUA 690 Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics (3 credit hours)

Decision making is a critical part in any business. Business Analytics provides solutions to businesses worldwide with the advanced analysis techniques and tools. Optimization and simulation are two such methods that are being used in many business environments that involve decision making. In this course students will be able to examine and identify the classical and modern optimization techniques used in today’s business environment. Few areas where these techniques can be used are selection of portfolio in finance, transportation industry, resource allocation of any industry, and minimizing the advertising cost in marketing. Focused on linear and the nonlinear programming techniques and their application in business environment and modern simulation and optimization techniques, this course helps students understand the need and use of decision making using these techniques.

BUS 500 Project Management Frameworks (3 credit hours)

Previously PMGT 900. This course is designed to be the main structure related to the Project Management fundamentals for students who look to understand, practice, and improve the project execution process. This is based on the best practices and methods of project management implemented, such as PRINCE, PMI, PMBOK, and Microsoft Framework. This is to run projects in an agile organization toward effective implementation and efficient achievements.

BUS 501 Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management (3 credit hours)

Previously PMGT 901. This course is designed to interpret the strategic values and vision of the enterprise’s portfolio management. The process is to recognize the company plan and strengthens its service offered in strategic business plan. The course’s objective is to explain how a Project Management Oriented Business is able to divide the strategic planning into operational goals, which are attained by each division. Service analysis measures performance in the light of the company strategy and the business environment, with the goal of choosing and performing services that generate greatest value while incurring least risk for the business.

BUS 502 Project Management & Leadership (3 credit hours)

Previously PMGT 904. This course is an overview of project management with an emphasis on leadership and team building. The first part focuses on the traits of successful leaders and the dos and don’ts for building effective teams. The second part introduces the project management framework and the different steps of the project management process. The third part describes how leadership practices can affect key management aspects of the project, such as scope, time, cost, human resources, stakeholders and communications. This course will also provide the basic knowledge necessary to prepare for the ASQ CQIA, ASQ CMQ, PMI CAPM or PMI PMP certification examination. Students who sign up for these exams will receive extra credit for their final grade.

BUS 503 Project Management – Agile Approach (3 credit hours)

Previously PMGT 905. This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to manage projects by providing an overview of the basics of agile project management. It provides the theory and core methodology students will need to manage projects or participate on project teams that are time sensitive and require agile project management principles. This course does not make use of any project management software application, but instead focuses on the conceptual understanding that students need to know in order to successfully manage a project in a fast paced technical environment.

BUS 504 Contract Management & Financial Planning (3 credit hours)

Previously PMGT 911. This is a practical course about designing contracts and analyzing the project budget related to milestones achievement and deliverables scheduling. Students will learn about the project scope and implementation phases that are needed to design the required activities and charter agreement. In addition, they will learn about the Project/Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Planned Value (PV), Earned Value (EV), Actual Cost (AC), Budget At Completion (BAC), Estimate To Complete (ETC), Estimate At Completion (EAC), and Variance At Completion (VAC).

BUS 509 Leading and Managing Change (3 credit hours)

Previously EBUS 917. This class will focus on individual, team, and organizational leadership and will provide students with the foundation for exploring and developing their own individual leadership style. Major areas to discuss are leadership, values, ethics, and decision-making. Change and a leader’s goal is to continually improve and look forward and provide the positive changes for the organization; being the visionary is critical to success in any organization and a key attribute for any organizational leader.

BUS 510 Regulation, Governance Ethical and Social Responsibility (3 credit hours)

Previously EBUS 918. The overall goal of this course is to better prepare students to become responsible business leaders. In this class, students explore the relationship between business and society, and argue that to create a business that will endure business leaders must take into account the needs of the broader society, as well as those of their employees and other stakeholders. The major areas of study in this class will include: business ethics, the legal regulation of business, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility.

BUS 516 Principles of Quality Management (3 credit hours)

Previously INMG 910. This course covers the philosophy and concepts of quality management with an emphasis on tools and techniques of quality management for continual improvement in quality and productivity. Students learn techniques to improve organization performance and competitiveness.

BUS 518 Applied Statistics (3 credit hours)

The course covers topics from both introductory and advanced level courses in statistics with the purpose of preparing students for classes in Business Analytics and Data Mining, and also for students who expect to be using statistics for their research. The course is designed to cover foundation topics in the first one-third of the classes, and classical multivariate statistical methods in the second twothirds. The introductory part cover topics as: probability theory, distributions on different types of random variables, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences, one and two-sample procedures, assessing goodness of fit, analysis of variance, linear least squares, correlation and regression, sample size, analysis of variance, and non-parametric statistics. The topics covered in the latter 2/3 of the course are classical multivariate methods and cover topics as: multivariate normality, comparison of multivariate means, matrix algebra, principal component analysis, discrimination and classification, linear multivariate regression, analysis of co-variance, canonical correlation. Optional topics are support vector machines, and model evaluation and selection. Also, Bayesian statistics is of interest for its widespread use. Upon completion of this course, the students is expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of probability theory in classical multivariate statistical analyses, and should be able to think critically about data and models, and to draw conclusions from such analyses.

BUS 519 Organizational and Leadership Change (3 credit hours)

This course explores and analyzes the concept of leaderships including such topics as leadership theory, changing leadership roles, power, decision-making, empowerment, vision, communication, diversity, and ethics. The course provides a balance perspective of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.

BUS 520 Emerging Technologies for Product Development (3 credit hours)

This course discusses emerging technologies in the area of product development. Ongoing economic constraints, declining margins, volatile supply chains and other market factors have been instrumental in hastening the adoption of technologies in industries seeking sustained competitive advantages. Concepts discussed in the context of product development are critical thinking for problem definition, resource utilization, optimization and allocation, managing variability in development work, understanding and managing economic performance measures, capacity management, quality management and harnessing people and technology for successful product development. Emerging technologies range from innovations in ERP systems, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, and the use of Artificial Intelligence for product design and technical specifications. Lastly, Big Data Analytics will be briefly discussed in relation to creating customized product solutions and reinventing the value chain in the quest for ongoing competitive advantage.

BUS 521 Management of Technology and Innovation (3 credit hours)

Technology and Innovation are the two pillars of the world we live in. This course will teach students about managing both technology and innovation for sustained competitive advantage and value creation. Through understanding the interconnected nature of technology and innovation, students will understand the impacts of well-managed technology and innovations on other allied concepts such as wealth creation, social and human capital, and knowledge management among others. Lastly, and importantly, this course aims to provide students tools to manage technology and innovation beyond conventional methods using case studies and other strategic frameworks.

BUS 600 Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Previously MBAN 997. Research Methods and Business Analytics (BA) share the practice of using multivariate statistical analysis. The essence of these statistical analyses is to extract meaningful results from multitude of data. Business Analytics is the new frontier of management science and practice whereby the acquired knowledge from data drive decision-making in the business environment. This course introduces students to the tools of business analytics with focus on the foundations of these statistical techniques, and interpretation of the results within the context of the business problem to be addressed. This course provides the student with the foundation to understand and apply the methods of BA via class lectures and hands-on practice on different software packages, like Rapid Miner and SAS. Another outcome of the class is to expose the students to ideas that may be encountered in SAS certifications.

BUS 688 Special Topics (3 credit hours)

Special topics courses cover subjects not currently contained in the curriculum, but are designed to address especially relevant trends or developments related to the discipline.

BUS 689 Independent Study (1-3 credit hours)

Independent Study allows students to explore academic areas of special interest not provided in the existing curriculum. It is carried out under the guidance of a member of the faculty.

BUS 700 Management Practice and Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 810. This course discusses individuals and groups behavior within organizations. It focuses on leadership, team creation, change management and ongoing enhancement processes. Topics consist of change business practices and development, decision making, needs and incentive, interpersonal communications, human knowledge, morale, ethical and the value of work life. The students will learn essential, inventive, and pioneering proficiencies in day-to-day financial, prepared, realistic, and decision-making international economy. They will also learn how to build up theories, views, and principles of organizational behavior to study difficult conditions, recognize problems, and distinguish important achievement issues. In addition, they will understand how to assess resolutions and build up proper suggestions. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact behavior.

BUS 701 Advanced Managerial Economics (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 811. This course discusses Managerial Economics and Foundations of Management, and seeks insights from economics with current communications of approach in management. The course will be arranged in four topics: organizational economics and management, competitive approach, joint relationships among firms, and strategy in the current world economy. Topics also include an analysis of the application of economic methods to the decision-making issues of managers in private and public organizations; purposes of business institutions; capital budgeting; theories of competition; costs and revenues; applying microeconomic practice and study to improve managerial decision-making.

BUS 702 Seminar in the Sociological and Psychological Principles of Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 812. This course discusses various approaches to management as they progress from different topics such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Topics consist of entry into the institution (staffing, selection, education, socialization); managerial psychology (incentive, manners, management); and efficiency in the workplace (value of work, performance evaluations, absenteeism, revenue). The study of the sociological and the psychological suppositions and suggestions of different hypotheses of management and leadership is discussed. Discussed subjects include choosing and training workers, varying the behavior of managers, and persuading organizational methods. The class will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and self/other behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior.

BUS 703 Leadership Behavior and Motivation (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 813. This course examines theories of action and motivation as they relate to discourse and ethical behavior and explores their application to everyday activities in business. The course discusses theoretical and practical aspects of motivation and action on the individual, group, and organizational levels. Moving beyond conventional positivist treatment of organizational and ethical behavior, this course focuses on an interpretive approach that integrates biological, anthropological, linguistic, philosophical, and systems perspectives in a trans-disciplinary fashion. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact behavior.

BUS 704 Seminar in Special Topics in Marketing (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 814. This course explain the principles, theories, and practice of the marketing purpose. Students will learn problem-solving methods for useful application through cases and techniques, and will study contemporary developments in marketing from educational and practitioner viewpoints. The course concentrates on the marketing purposes; recognition of consumer and organizational needs; clarification of economic, sociological, psychological, and global problems; and explanation and study of the value of marketing research.

BUS 705 Leadership and Ethics (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 815. This course examines theories and applications of leadership and business ethics. The course reviews traditional leadership and ethical theories, discusses organizational leadership-ethics models from individual and systems perspective. The course analyzes specific common ethical problems encountered in business at the individual, manager, and organization levels. In addition, students will be introduced to critical hermeneutic participatory research conversations as a qualitative research approach for problem analysis and decision-making in the leadership-ethics field.

BUS 706 Seminar in Strategic Planning in Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 816. This course addresses in detail current human resource philosophies, guidelines and practices that concentrate on single areas of ability management in a diversity of organizational surroundings.

BUS 707 Philosophies and Concepts of Total Quality Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 817. This course discusses the historical creation of quality assumption and practice, studies quality planning methods, emphasizes the value of getting organization dedication to quality standards, studies efficient quality control methods, and explains the effect of successful Quality Management on organizations. This course also explains the theory and importance of Total Quality Management and relates quality management standards to current and future operations management philosophies. Topics include quality assurance, strategic quality development, statistical quality control, employee participation, customer fulfillment, supervision and study of quality data, and ongoing improvement.

BUS 708 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 820. Students examine financial methods and models. Financial analysis software is an essential part. Students will hone their skills using financial analysis software to finish assignments. The course focuses on resolving realistic issues. Students will know application problems using financial analysis software, write abstracts on financial articles, and do a proficient project studying a company’s financial statements. The course focuses on the application of financial and non-financial data to a broad choice of business decisions. A range of financial decision-making devices will be used in the study of these decision-making procedures. Problem recognition, study, and decision are applied to present unsolved useful and specialized business issues.

BUS 709 Seminar in Auditing (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 821. This course introduces auditing. Topics consist of the discussion of auditing purpose, audit standards, the process of auditing, audit planning, the collection of audit data, audit reporting, and current developments in auditing. A study of the topic of auditing is focusing on the audit of financial statements used for external reporting. Topics also include expert ethics, internal and prepared auditing, and assurance services. A study of independent auditing with a concentration on audit planning, risk assessment, internal controls, evidence, audit reports and professional responsibilities is considered.

BUS 710 Current Issues in Accounting Research (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 822. This is an interdisciplinary course. The readings draw from finance and economics (market effectiveness, bounds to arbitrage, and behavioral finance), and from the accounting literature (equity estimation, earnings management, and analyst behavior). In addition, the course will concentrate on present issues in accounting research. The topics include accounting history, ethics, and international accounting.

BUS 711 Seminar in Corporate Finance (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 823. This course discusses financial decision making in corporations. Topics include credit procedures, financial operation, transaction financing, corporate venture, corporate resources of funding, capital budgeting, capital structure, financial risk management, dividend guidelines and corporate conditional claims, and international finance. Theories are incorporated into the standard concepts of risk and return, evaluation of assets, and market structure. In addition, the course studies financial procedures related to corporate financial decision-making and the forms of short-term and long-term financial decisions made by managers.

BUS 712 Seminar in Investments (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 824. This course explains the student’s knowledge of finance related to investments, asset pricing and the appropriate research methods. The course also discusses the student’s endeavor to publish in a refereed journal. The academic research covers the areas of portfolio concept, equilibrium and arbitrage pricing forms consisting of mergers and acquisitions, corporate hedging, capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and efficient market hypotheses (EMH). A summary of securities and their analysis is presented with a focus on basic theoretical models such as risk and return.

BUS 713 Multinational Business Finance (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 825. This course studies the international financial situation within which international and financial institutions work. It also explains the concepts and practices of global financial management. Currency options, forwards, futures, and operating exposures are taught to help students build up main proficiencies in running transaction exposures to exchange rate risk. In addition, the course explains global financing plans and interest rate tools such as futures, options, and swaps, which describe international investment strategies. The aim of the course is to teach students to assess the global financial and monetary structure, to examine and resolve issues occurring in the global financial functions of a firm, to utilize the theories of exchange rate and interest rate risk management and to create global financing and investment strategies.

BUS 714 Management Practice for the International Institution (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 830. This course observes global institutions arrangements and purposes, parts of strategic planning, proper control, business and government affiliations, strategic agreements, and problems such as global agreements. The course will study legal problems related to increasing body of global institutions that reflect the interdependence of current world business. Such institutions are the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Criminal Court, and many other local entities. The Management focus provides managers with the conditions required to both recognize and work within the emergent global setting of current institutions. It is very important to understand the results of strong global competition in home markets, the chances that existed abroad, the consequences of currency instabilities, and global capital movements with the issues and chances available by the different languages and cultures.

BUS 715 Seminar in International Business (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 831. This course shows how global business is different from carrying out business within nation-wide boundaries. The seminar will develop both a historical and contemporary viewpoint of international business management: the development of regulation, determining theory and research, and hypothetical viewpoints that continue to influence global business management performance, and the application’s understanding of the hypothetical answers in a business enterprise. In addition, the course reviews the legal systems in many countries, which have impacted the business conducted in those countries.

BUS 716 Seminar in International Marketing (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 832. This seminar develops marketing theories and competencies in an international context. The course also discusses marketing instruments and research in a global context. Students will know how companies apply their marketing procedures, while defining the risks and chances of global marketing. Students will study the present economic, political, and social forces in world markets, and how they have negatively changed the surroundings of marketing in such markets. In addition, the course covers the study of the creation of product, promotion, pricing, distribution approaches proper for international markets, sales management, and research in terms of company concerns and opportunities.

BUS 717 Seminar in International Finance (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 833. This seminar studies global monetary economics and finance. The focus is on the learning of worldwide monetary and financial agreements, the financial area, and financial volatility and monetary and fiscal policy problems. Topics consist of problems such as exchange rate instability and its effect on the actual and financial segment, currency runs, overseas liability, capital flows, international portfolio option, World Bank and IMF rules and problems regarding financial market worldwide financial rules, and global financial planning.

BUS 718 International Macroeconomics Analysis (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 834. This course concentrates on the study of the forces that form the U.S. global stability of payments. It will provide an analysis of the effect of U.S. expansion and U.S. inflation on home and overseas interest rates, trades in, sales abroad, the dollar’s rate related to foreign currencies, and the net flow of wealth involving U.S. and other countries. The course studies the application of macroeconomics instruments to the decision making practice in the world economy. Topics consist of expenditure and investment theory, government expenses and budget deficits, asset pricing, the propositions of global capital market incorporation, expansion, price increases, guidelines integrity, and actual and nominal exchange rate.

BUS 719 International Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 835. This course discusses human resource management areas such as recruitment, education, reward, and labor in terms of doing business on international level. The course explains the goals and roles of personnel programs. Topics such as training and development, job examination, salary administration, performance evaluation, corrective structures, safety, and health are discussed. The course discusses the political, economic, and social reasons that affect global human resource management. Students will identify the human resource challenges and chances that impact international enterprises, and they will assess global human resource management strategies and policies.

BUS 720 International Information Technology Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 836. This course explains the usage of technology in developed and developing countries. The course will review the use of technology as a deliberate and strategic competitive advantage. It will discuss precise transnational problems in implementing and using technology, including cross-cultural explanations of technology, the result of infrastructure on technology, and the accomplishment of difficult information technology projects in various countries.

BUS 721 Emerging Issues in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 840. An organization consists of a purpose, people, a structure, a vision and objectives. Therefore the science of organizational behavior (OB) came to understanding how individuals and groups behave, react, and communicate in the framework of an organization. Topics of organizational behavior includes topics such the organizational theory, individual behavior, motivation, team and groups dynamics, management and leadership, organization structure, and organizational culture. It will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and self/other behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

BUS 722 Economics and Public Policy (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 841. This course discusses the concepts of prices and markets and studies macroeconomics government rules that affect business decisions. It looks at the hypothetical origins of competing rule options in subjects such as fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, antitrust regulation, and taxation. In addition, it evaluates the implications for business decisions of different government laws as they affect the efficiency and overall work of the private sector. The course studies the difficult boundary between the public and private sectors in the current American society in a comparative context, both historical and international. Real world case studies offer students a realistic understanding of the methods for organizing business-government relations at the local, state, federal, and international level.

BUS 723 Organization Design (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 842. This course discusses the Management Training Program to enhance managerial decision making. Organization design is a major resource of competitive advan­tage. Building an efficient organization structure and deliberately supporting organi­zational structures to sustain business strategy and results in, lower costs, enhanced customer happiness, faster time to market, better capability to adjust to changes in the market, and increased efficiency. The content clarifies how environmental features, strategic options, and technical causes impact the design of organizations. It consists of an explanation of four conventional organization designs–practical, place, product, and multidivisional, and of four newer designs–environmental, international, network, and virtual.

BUS 724 Corporate Planning and Environment (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 843. This course discusses corporate responsibility and accountability of companies’ environmental impacts. It studies the different drivers for corporate responsibility and the function of corporations related to the environment. The course explains the nature and efficiency of corporate answers to environmental accountability and the function of strategic planning in accomplishing outcomes. This course concentrates on the problems of building a strategic corporate planning form for an organization. Topics consist of distinctions among the function of internal and external databases; modeling, planning and forecasting; and establishing measures of efficiency.

BUS 725 Legal Issues for the Modern Institution (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 844. This course concentrates on the study of the legal procedures, trends, and suggestions of rules, laws, and latest court decisions affecting bus­iness. It will conduct survey and comparative study of the legal structures of nations contributing into global finance, trade, and commerce. In addition, the course teaches students the political, legal, and regulatory management that describes, supports, and limits business practice chances. There will be an emphasis on basic interactions of politics, law, ethics, and corporate social accountability. Topics consist of basis of business ethics; business and the legal structure; law of private business behavior; possession and control of business; trade practices and consumer safeguard; and the official environment of global business.

BUS 726 Seminar in Organizational Behavior Research (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 845. This course focuses on the organization’s capability to compete over the long term. It discusses individual, group, and organization involvements raising efficiency and quality, enhancing competitiveness, increasing proficiencies, improving morale, and renewing dedication to employee participation. It will include both the scientific and systems view of behavioral science knowledge. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact behavior.

BUS 727 Seminar in Special Topics in Operations Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 846. This seminar incorporates the assumption, study, and practice of processes and technology management with a concentration on the use of technology structures into manufacturing and service related procedures. Students will discover the basic problems and current developments of processes management along with theories of technology and data transfer. The theories will be used in the assessment of the study and application of developing operations theories, and methods, efficiency and competitiveness programs, planning, and execution of operations and technology structures in defining the work of the organization.

BUS 728 Seminar in Strategy and Innovation (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 847. This seminar introduces the innovation of new technology to build new business forms, products, and services. The course demonstrates that innovation is accountable for the stable enhancement in consumers’ normal of living all over history. Essential innovation makes new markets and enhances the value of products while decreasing prices. Firms leading the innovation have a tendency to control world markets and support the global competitiveness of their own economy. Therefore, innovation contributes to firms’ achievement, economic expansion, and consumer well-being. This seminar will help students to understand the problems, challenging perspectives, research techniques, main answers, and unanswered issues in the area of innovation strategy.

BUS 729 Leadership Behavior and Conflict Resolution (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 848. This course studies conventional theories that leaders utilize to analyze and effectively resolve conflicts that arise on interpersonal and organizational levels. In addition, new conceptual approaches are discussed that emphasize creativity, identity, and meaning-making within a critical hermeneutic framework, linking linguistic, cultural, philosophical, and ethical elements; and enable new strategies for negotiation and conflict resolution within business and community settings. The critical hermeneutic participatory research conversation will be the preferred approach used for its capacity to reframe situations, reach new understandings, and generate new possibilities in conflict resolution.

BUS 730 Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 850. This course discusses the function of technology and innovation of competitive business. Students will learn processes for developing and maintaining managerial change and innovation with methods for managerial design and learning. In addition, the course discusses problems with a variety of phases in the entrepreneurial procedure. Topics demonstrated by case studies, consist of new venture formation, marketing requirements, the business plan, ethics issues, economics of the business and financial support sources. The course also teaches students how to outline research questions focusing on the origin causes of general issues in innovation.

BUS 731 Managerial Applications of Information Technology (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 851. This course teaches students file organization, information systems, hardware, software, database concepts, and data communications. In addition, the course will discuss the theory of a database and database management systems to design databases; store and recover data; and show data and create reports in different business information practicing applications. Designing and implementing web pages using HTML and incorporating information in a web page are explained. Assignments examine how technology is altering the way communication is conducted, decisions are made, people are managed, and business procedures are improved. Students access the Internet to collect data and study business decisions using decision support techniques.

BUS 732 Networking Concepts and Application (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 852. This course concentrates on planning, building, and operating a data communications structure and computer network, and highlights data distribution. The course consists of important parts of networks with hardware, software, and interfaces. In addition, the course explains the networking field. Topics incorporate local-area networks, wide-area networks, network terms and protocols, router programming, Ethernet, OSI model, cabling, IP addressing, and network standards. At the end of the course, students will be able to achieve tasks in relation to language, networking mathematics, forms, media, Ethernet, sub-netting, and TCP/IP Protocols.

BUS 733 Managing Software Development Projects (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 853.This course explains basic software project management methods. Students will learn contemporary and conventional software development methods and policies. The course also discusses the mathematical and instinctive processes used to establish the most possible plans and designs for difficult and large scale structures and projects. Focus will be on the theory and methods of directing and controlling sources for a fixed term project founded to accomplish particular objectives and goals. Students will learn the newest methods for scheduling, estimating and budgeting, selecting proper work techniques, examining and controlling, and development reporting of real results against founded budgets.

BUS 800 Writing and Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 900. This is a doctoral level course. This course brings together knowledge gained from core areas in business and will help students perform research in these topics and thereby provide the foundation to become academic researchers capable of contributing on the cutting edge of research in business areas, particularly within the area of expertise and research interests. The following are 6 core business areas this course will focus on: 1) Business Finance; 2) Micro Economics; 3) Business Management & Organization; 4) Business Marketing; 5) Business Information Systems; 6) Business Legal & Ethical issues; and 7) Business Topic (TBD).

BUS 801 Quantitative Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 901. This course offers topics in survey and experimental design and data; statistical analysis including variance analysis, multiple regression, linear model, and factor analysis; and time series study. Students will learn how to understand the statistical results included in academic papers and articles. In addition, they will learn how to relate these techniques using statistical software through practical analysis of research data sets.

BUS 802 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 902. This course provides students with the doctoral level principles of social science/business practices research and the relationship between theory and methods. Particular attention will be placed on qualitative research methodologies. Topics that will be covered include conceptualization and measurement, ethical research techniques, survey design, content analysis, and field studies. Course assignments will be used to apply the methods learned and complement the theoretical knowledge gained from the lectures.

BUS 803 Special Topics in Research Techniques (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 910. This course provides knowledge and proficiencies related to development-oriented business research. Students will study advanced research processes, which will teach them statistical methods, and study of qualitative data. In addition, it covers important research project development, including creating topic, problem statement and explained bibliography, review and creation of literature, gathering of information, study of data and understanding. The course help students look in detail at data gathering methods, measurement tools, example processes, and data analysis methods.

BUS 804 Management and Organization Theory (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 911. This course invites students to discover the most progressive thinking about organizations with proven classic theories and effective business practices. The course will provide students and prospective managers with the opportunity to examine contemporary organizational designs and theories, and to focus on companies that are successfully using these design concepts in a highly dynamic environment. Students will also examine, diagnose, and solve real-life organizational problems using current organizational situations.

BUS 805 Management as a Behavioral Science (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 912. This course offers applied methods in behavior management and self-discipline. Students obtain methods for the management of both positive and negative behaviors in behavioral self-control and behavior management. This course introduces students to the dual motive theory and the field of management, focusing on principles and concepts applicable to all types of organizations. The development of practical and behavioral features of management and organizational theory are presented in the framework of political, societal, regulatory, ethical, global, technological, and demographic environmental forces. The course also talks about the analysis and application of group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership theories, and the incorporation of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact management behavior.

BUS 806 Emerging Issues in Marketing Management and Research (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 913. This course is designed to expose DBA/PhD students to the cutting-edge advanced research topics in marketing in order to help them to define and advance their research interests. The course is designed to help DBA/PhD students candidates develop both an appreciation for the intellectual growth of marketing as an academic discipline and a set of skills related to the practice of marketing management. Students will be exposed to the role of marketing in a modern organization and, through the use of case, seminar, and market assignments, will develop skills in planning and executing marketing programs. Students will examine the intellectual underpinnings of marketing as a discipline by examining the development of marketing theories from both a historical as well as philosophical basis. In doing so, they will also be exposed to the basic issues involved with doing scientific research in the social sciences.

BUS 807 Emerging Issues in Strategic Decision Making (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 914. This course brings together knowledge gained from the various functional areas in business administration in ways that will enhance the student’s strategic decision making skills, both at the personal and organizational level. Students will be expected to bring current case studies and or readings to each class meeting in order to discuss the most current and salient points of strategic decision-making. This course also reinforces the following overarching, integrative doctoral program outcomes so that at its completion all students will be able to: 1) Demonstrate high level proficiency for problem solving, decision-making, self-directed learning, coaching, mentoring, and critical thinking skill applications in organizational settings when interacting in a leadership capacity; 2) Utilize the appropriate theoretical foundations and contributions of strategic decision-making researchers when actively participating in the development of strategic business planning; 3) Understand the use and application of statistical measures for strategic decision-making contributions to overall organizational productivity; 4) Conduct doctoral level research for making life-long contributions through publication and conference presentations in the integrative discipline of strategic decision-making; and 5) Demonstrate capability to electronically locate, retrieve, and integrate strategic decision-making information resources.

BUS 808 Creativity: A Process-Oriented Approach (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 915. This course explores the process of creativity and invention by reviewing the way creative people work and live. The approach is multi-faceted and involves introspective reports, descriptive interpretation, and analytical accounts. During the review phase, the course attempts to cover the wide range of views on creativity and invention. During the later phase, the students will learn how to be more creative. The teaching approach will include lecture, discussion, student journals, group activities, and projects. Students’ performance will be evaluated based on their eagerness to learn and apply the concepts and principles to their own fields.

BUS 809 Innovation and Creativity: Culture of Group Dynamics (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 916. The main objective is to explore mechanisms of innovation in the social setting, and especially in working environment. Research overview will cover characteristics of the creative process from various perspectives. Applying principles of group dynamics and Creativity Signposts, the students will fashion appropriate action plans for cultivating innovative situations. It will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and self/other behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior.

BUS 810 Conflict Resolution (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 917. This course introduces the student to Conflict Resolution. This course will focus on conflict theories, methods of conflict management, and an examination of case studies along with contemporary and historical perspectives and analysis of conflict. Upon completion of this course students will be able to map out and analyze conflict situation, using theoretical concepts and frameworks. Course assignments will be used to apply the methods learned and complement the theoretical knowledge gained from the textbook, case studies and lectures. It will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and ethical/unethical behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior.

BUS 811 Creativity as a Linguistic Process (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 918. This course examines human creativity from a philosophical and linguistic perspectives, using the metaphor, writing, and action as text, as the heuristic process tied to creativity in the context of business. Starting with Saint Augustin’s concept of time, Aristotle’s mythos and mimesis, and ending with Ricoeur’s dynamic concepts of emplotment and mimeses, the course examines forms of imaginative practices in the human sciences that constitute the intermediary steps in the process of understanding and creativity. Interpretation is discussed as an intermediary between surface meanings and depth meanings (creativity and innovation), and as an ontological act (of appropriation) in which the thinker must go beyond logical knowing and commit to re-understanding existing values and history on a personal, interpersonal, and institutional levels, and to project into the future. Practical applications of how creativity works, through analysis of videos, business plans, financial reports, statistical models, scientific models, and critical hermeneutic participatory research conversations, are used as media through, by, and in which new actions can be delineated and transposed from a fictive to a concrete reality in a variety of business and educational situations.

BUS 812 Emerging Issues in Financial Decision Making (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 920. This course looks at current financial theories and their applications. Financial Decision Making concepts teach students key skills required for financial management joining strategic decision making theories with daily management decisions. Financial Decision Making is important to on-going development of every organization in the industry. The efficient financial management of firms, large or small, private or public is critical to the growth and financial health of any economy. Topics include three key decisions facing business: Investment, Financing, and Dividend. These topics will include: risk and return, financial decision making, project evaluation, measurement of securities and of the organization, cost of capital, a study of leverage, capital structure, and dividend policy.

BUS 813 Seminar in Organizational Behavior Research with Emphasis on Leadership (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 925. This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership in new era organizations. It is based on an organizing framework which shows how key components work together to form a holistic view of leadership within organizations. The course presents definitions and new perspectives of leadership that have emerged in a global era. It provides students the opportunity to review major concepts and theories of leadership; an exploration of the historical underpinnings and current concepts and practice of shared leadership; the impetus for organizational leadership; leadership and culture; inclusion; capacity-building and leadership development; and finally, the new responsibilities of organizational leadership through social activism.

BUS 814 Seminar in Special Topics in International Business (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 930. This course discusses the theory and process of building up and realizing approaches for getting competitive advantage in the international business environment. Students will gain knowledge in the fields of strategic management and global business. In the development of the study of this hypothetical work, students will also consider a diversity of empirical methods used to study the global competitive strategy practice. Students will discover the speeding up globalization of industries, and regionalization of competition, that at the same time make easy and delay the creation and accomplishment of strategies internationally.

BUS 815 Seminar in Administrative Policy and Administration (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 940. This course discovers the function of public administration in current society by way of observing its hypothetical basis, ethical problems, and political environment. Topics include theoretical study and analysis of administration; the development of management theory and its following function in the public sector; managerial design, manners and change; decision making forms and active group; public administration and policy practice; the principles of public service; administrative management; and the official basis of public administration.

BUS 816 Operations and Information Technology Management (3 credit hours)

Previously DBA 950. This course covers the fundamental theories, principles, and issues related to the operations and management of information technology in support of the firm’s business processes. Students will explore the role of information technology and systems in contributing to the productivity and competitiveness of business enterprises and in enabling organizational restructuring as needed. Students will explore and critique current body of knowledge, the information technology literature, and research methods.

BUS 901 Doctoral Dissertation (18 credit hours)

Previously DBA 990. Students may start the dissertation research only after completing all required coursework and passing the qualifying examination. Students will then organize, prepare, present, and defend their completed DBA dissertation paper.

ERP 509 Introduction to ERP Systems Using SAP (3 credit hours)

Previously ERP 901. Introduction to ERP using SAP is prerequisite course for students who want to pursue other ERP courses. This course is designed for students to get a basic understanding of all the functional departments that exist in a business scenario. It gives an idea about how these functional departments work and how they are integrated in ERP systems to avoid duplication of work, and to provide efficiency and effective use of resources. This course is a general overview of the SAP ERP System concepts and tools. It introduces SAP as one of the ERP systems and explains how the fundamental business processes interact in SAP ERP in the functional areas of Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, Financial Accounting, Controlling, Human Capital Management, Project Systems, and Enterprise Asset Management. The course is presented in lecture format with open discussion and hands-on problem solving exercises.

ERP 510 ABAP – Advanced Business Application Programming (3 credit hours)

Previously ERP 901. ABAP is the language for programming SAP’s Web Application Server, part of SAP’s NetWeaver platform for building business applications. This course introduces the ABAP language environment, including the syntax checking, code generation and runtime system, and various features of ABAP Programming. Though this course starts from basics it’s useful if students have basic programming knowledge with object oriented concepts and knowledge of relational database design. Students will get hands-on experience with scenarios which will be discussed and worked in class on SAP system. Students will be given programming tasks to work on.

ERP 511 Enterprise Portal Technology UsingNetWeaver (3 credit hours)

Previously ERP 902. SAP NetWeaver is SAP’s integrated technology platform and is the technical foundation for all SAP applications since the SAP Business Suite. SAP NetWeaver is marketed as a service-oriented application and integration platform. SAP NetWeaver provides the development and runtime environment for SAP applications and can be used for custom development and integration with other applications and systems.

ERP 512 Enterprise Procurement Processes (MM) (3 credit hours)

Previously ERP 907. Today’s enterprises face increasingly complex procurement processes. This course introduces the external procurement process. During the course, the students go through the entire procurement process with its typical steps – purchase requisition, purchase order, goods receipt, and entry of incoming invoice and payment. The students get to work on SAP course will quickly build through each of these concepts using Fitter Snacker case study or Quazi case study and configuration so that by the final day of class, each student will have hands on configuration experience in procurement processes. In doing so, the students will focus on different aspects and become acquainted with additional functions.

ERP 513 Sales Order Management With ERP (3 credit hours)

Previously ERP 912. This course introduces the sales order management process with the SAP ERP Central Component. During the course, the students learn the entire sales order process starting from a sales inquiry, entering sales orders, creating outbound deliveries, posting goods issue and invoicing the customer and entering the incoming payment. The course will quickly build through each of these concepts and configuration using the Quazi Computer case study and by the final day of class, each student will have fully walked through the Sales and Distribution process using the SAP system. In doing so, the students will focus on different aspects and become acquainted with additional functions in the sales order management process chain.

FIN 515 Managerial Finance (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 933. The course teaches the students financial concepts and tools necessary for effective business planning. Topics include formation of interest rates, income taxes, working capital management, cost of capital, financial forecasting, external sources of capital, company valuation, and bankruptcy.

FIN 516 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credit hours)

This course approaches the topic of entrepreneurial finance from a startup or early stage business owner’s perspective. The course assumes that the student has a modest or no background in finance, accounting, or economics. The classroom discussions together with the textbook are used to develop a foundation for understanding the practice of finance and financial decision making under company startup conditions. We work together to create a basic understanding of the financial concepts, statements, and tools, as well as financial planning required to start a business or advance an early stage company. The financial plan explores the uses of financial analytics and integrating financial proforma statements with the business plan. The course learning process includes examining the roles of capital and its sources for startups and early stage companies; reviewing financing alternatives such as debt, equity, and credit as sources of working capital for entrepreneurs; and exploring other innovative techniques for financing a new venture. Implicit in these areas are the topics of mastering the concepts of revenue generation, operational costs, profitability, and cash flow. Students will explore a variety of financial analytical concepts such as ratios, time value of money, and capital budgeting to assist us with our entrepreneurial financial planning and decision making. The course concludes with a discussion on structuring financial liquidity events for investors.

FIN 517 Financial Institutions (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 918. In the Fall of 2007, the US and other international financial markets experienced a major crash proceeded by record stock market highs. In this course students examine the products, markets policies, investment products, and financial institutions that precipitated this global event. Students will draw on a combination of finance research journals, Internet articles, as well as other international finance textbooks to further supplement our understanding of the Finance Markets and Institutions. Our course utilizes several contemporary journal publications to build a rich discussion on the topics of financial markets and institutions, as well as financial objectives and strategies impact on international business expansion.

FIN 518 Financial and Socially Responsible Investing (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 921. Socially responsible investing is a course that examines one of the fastest growing areas in the global financial markets. The global financial crisis of the 2000s have shown that socially responsible investments (SRIs) have a place in building financially sound investment portfolios while doing social good. The course utilizes financial and global macroeconomics to support developing the basic investment mechanics and strategies. The initial objective of this course is to develop students’ qualitative and quantitative skills for understanding the basic principles of socially responsible investing.

FIN 519 Corporate Valuation (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 922. The focus of this class is on making investment decisions in real (as opposed to financial) assets. It will acquaint the student with the widely-used ideas that have revolutionized the practice of valuation during the past few decades. By the end of the course, students should be comfortable in answering the question: What is a real asset – a new product, a new project, a division, or a company – worth?

FIN 520 Investment Management (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 930. This course offers the basics of investment management. Quoted and private equity investments and entrepreneurial finance are the focus of the topics. This course introduces market and portfolio perspectives, starting with the discounted cash flow methods to the concept of term structure in the valuation of risk-free cash flows, including forward rates and valuing risky or uncertain cash flows. The course prepares students to identify various investment products. Both real world and theoretical views are discussed.

FIN 521 International Financial Management (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 931. This course provides students with the framework for making corporate financial decisions in an international environment. Topic include: measurement of currency exposure and of currency risk. In addition, topics about the decision to undertake a global financing program, exchange and capital market, capital budgeting analysis for foreign direct investment, and the value of target firms for cross-border acquisitions are discussed. The course will examine different aspects of the foreign exchange market, the role of governments, and the central banks. The main focus is on the markets for spot exchange, currency forwards, options, swaps, international bonds, and international equities. Multinational financial transactions create unique challenges due to the market complexity, the exchange rate, and the political risks.

FIN 522 Behavioral Finance (3 credit hours)

Previously 936. The theories of finance and investment have focused on financial tools to characterize and quantify wealth creation and its associated risks. These tools have assisted investors to compute asset price and make investment decisions. In this course, we study the psychological influences of investor behaviors. Students examine the behavioral biases that people have when making purchasing, budgeting, or investing decisions. The class will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and greed/positive financial impact to understand how brain functions can impact financial behavior and relationships.

FIN 523 Macroeconomic Theory (3 credit hours)

Previously ECON 920. This course discusses basic principles and theories of macroeconomics, and components and measurement of production, income, and other key economic variables of the U.S. domestic economy. The course focuses on the analysis of the interrelationship among leading, lagging, and coincident indicators; key economic variables; and fiscal and monetary policy within the framework of the business cycle. Students will practice using publicly available economic data and conduct analyses of the state of the economy, forming an educated guess about its future direction, and applying that knowledge for decision-making in the context of their particular business activity.

FIN 525 Econometrics (3 credit hours)

Previously ECON 922. This course covers concepts of econometrics and their practical applications for business and economics. From single and multivariable models under classical assumptions, the course moves on to study models that exhibit the problems of multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, and autocorrelation. In addition, specification errors, and identification problems in single equations and in simultaneous equation systems are also studied. Students will learn how to use an econometric software package to run models to simulate and solve practical problems in the field of business and economics.

FIN 526 International Economics (3 credit hours)

Previously ECON 923. This course examines basic principles and theories of international economics (the standard trade model and the Heckscher-Ohlin theory); international trade policies (tariff and non-tariff barriers); balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, and exchange rate determination; and the relationship between exchange rates, current accounts, and the economy as a whole, including fiscal and monetary policies in an open-economy.

FIN 534 Financial and Economic Analysis (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 934. This course discusses criteria and methods to evaluate the net benefits of investments projects and, once selected for implementation, the best way for a firm to fund such projects, in a way that cash flow is optimized. The course explores the following topics: financial ratios and financial statements, valuation techniques using time value of money tools, evaluating and selecting investment in long-term assets, determination of financial mix (capital structure) to fund long-term investments, short-term financial planning, working capital management, and short-term cash flow planning and forecast.

FIN 604 Securities Analysis (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 916. Security Analysis is about understanding the characteristics of and influences on financial securities, as well as making investment decisions. This course draws on the work of Berk & DeMarzo (2007), Copeland, Shastri, & Weston (2010), Fabozzi, and Modigliani & Jones (2010) to explain, validate, and build on the early theoretical securities pricing work of Bronzin (1907) and Bachelier (1914). This foundation is augmented by the investment theories of Working (1934), Kendall (1953), Osborne (1959, 1962), Markowitz (1952), Fisher (1907, 1930), Keynes (1920) et al. in asset pricing and valuation; as they have played important roles in the development of modern theories in securities analysis. The class knowledge base is brought up to date with the debates regarding CAPM, APT, and other asset pricing and analytical models.

FIN 605 Financial Derivatives and Risk Management (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 920. Derivatives provide users an opportunity to mitigate risk, as well as increase financial returns. They also have a dark side where they can be prone to misuse and abuse. Derivative theory and risk management offers us a framework, together with a set of analytical techniques, for characterizing risks and determining the valuation of an asset, investment, and opportunity. The objective of this course is to become familiar with the basic building blocks of derivatives: forward contracts, future contracts, options, and swaps. Students build on this foundation with the creation of derivative strategies and risk management techniques. Students develop asset including option pricing models from a variety of financial theorists.

FIN 606 Corporate Finance (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 932. Corporate Finance brings together the academic rigor and practitioner perspectives on making business and economic decisions. The course will draw on a combination of finance research journals, Internet articles, and other finance publications to supplement the understanding of the discipline. The course utilizes several contemporary publications to build a rich discussion on the topics of finance, as well as how to develop financial objectives. Class time will provide the opportunity for collaborative discussions, exchanges of the impact of Finance on business concepts and globalization opportunities, and the interactive use of finance applications, models, and analytical tools.

FIN 607 Mergers and Acquisition (3 credit hours)

Previously FINN 935. M&A are a powerful tool for building competitive advantage. In a global marketplace it offers strategic advantages for business expansion relative to corporate assets, products, technology & IP, as well as marketing distribution channels among other financial benefits. In this course were develop skills for the obligatory financial analysis of M&As. Students examine a full range of business dynamics and strategy considerations regarding M&As and reach beyond analysis to the synthesis of M&A issues to develop a framework for successful M&A planning, implementation, and post M&A activities.

HCM 509 Scientific Writing and Research for Healthcare

Through this course, students will become aware of medical language and standard medical terms used in medical journals, grant applications and others. The course enables students to be on par with other medical professionals through their written communication. Topics discussed in this course are healthcare related documentation, access to healthcare journals and databases for research purposes. Previous title “Healthcare Writing and Research” discontinued in July 2017.

HCM 510 A Regulatory Overview & Compliance (3 credit hours)

Previously BPS 821. This course will offer a summary of the drug development procedure. The emphasis will be on drug development science, regulation, and business from the U.S. standpoint. Most the lectures will be a concise educational outline of today’s subject, followed by dialogue of a main scientific publication that highlights the significant theories covered.

HCM 511 Concepts of Healthcare Management (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 901. This course provides a dynamic introduction to the health sector. In addition it provides an overview of concepts and issues related to healthcare leadership. While the emphasis will be on the American system, a global context will be developed. The basic elements of insurance and payment, service delivery, and life sciences products will be described, and put in the context of the unique economic structure of the sector. The intense challenges of the sector will be explored, as well as both the ethical issues presented and the opportunities that emerge. Through the examination of management topics and healthcare situations, the student will explore the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a diverse healthcare environment. Topics include organizational design as it relates to the uniqueness of healthcare organizations, managing professionals, and diversity in the workplace. Public policy and technological and practice development as drivers of change will be also addressed.

HCM 513 Innovating Biomedical Technology (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 904. This course is recommended for students who are entrepreneurially inclined and would like to develop products and services for biomedical application. It is highly recommended for students with EE or CE majors. They will learn the medical device/application market trends and regulations for product development. The course is designed to provide students with entrepreneurial spirit to get hands-on experience in developing knowledge, kindling innovative thinking and designing products in the bioscience/biomedical arena. Working in groups or teams, students will learn to research market trends, gap analysis and market needs to develop a concept or design a product. They will also learn to research Intellectual Property and patent databases to further develop their concept and avoid IP infringement pitfalls that are bound to arise.

HCM 515 Health Information Technology (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 906. In this course, students will experience a huge amalgamation of information drawn from geography, biology, sociology and economics. This information requires acquiring skills in these discipline and to have certain ethical and moral obligations to put this knowledge to use to derive something tangible for future generations. Biological management goes beyond the formal education in physics, chemistry or biology to understand the very essence of what it means to be inhabitants of the planet. The basic objective of this course is to create a new environmental awareness.

HCM 518 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 909. This course will provide an in depth understanding for guidance, and rules for proper conduct of clinical trials. The course will also provide a historical perspective of the clinical research landscape. The course will discuss guidelines and international quality standards for the regulation of clinical trials. They include standards on how clinical trials should be conducted, provide assurance of safety and efficacy of newly developed drugs and protect human rights. The course will discuss the ethical principles and regulatory requirements that influence the current and future conduct of clinical research, as well as providing essential information on clinical trial design.

HCM 519 Healthcare Ethics (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 911. This course invites students to explore issues in medical ethics from a personal and professional career perspective. Materials will include case studies of actual situations encountered by healthcare administrators and providers in the United States. Emphasis will be on learning useful approaches and practical principles for decision-making. This course provides an overview of legal doctrine and critically assessing public policy issues. Duties assigned as per healthcare law such as the duty to treat, informed consent, and malpractice liability, and selected issues in bioethics such as the right to die, physician-assisted suicide, and organ transplantation are dealt in detail. Importance of financing and delivery issues such as insurance coverage and care towards patient are studied.

HCM 520 Healthcare Leadership, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 912. This course is designed to address patient safety and quality improvement challenges in providing quality healthcare. Drawing from actual case studies the course explores areas where patient safety is liable to be compromised and find solutions for improvements. With a complex and diverse background of patients and healthcare providers, communication and understanding culture issues is of paramount importance. The course will explore the need for effective communication and tools to meet this need. The course will follow various case studies in patient’s safety as a way to understand and analyze the underlying problems, possible flaws in the systems, designing and improving quality systems to deliver the highest patient safety possible. Case studies from various countries will be part of the course so the student can understand the international implication of quality systems.

HCM 525 Principles of Managed Care (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 921. This course invites you to learn about the principles of managed healthcare systems in the United States. Topics covered include: health insurance, network contracting, provider payment, management of utilization and quality, and laws and regulations. Spot quizzes will identify learning transfer and possible gaps. Both interim midterms and a comprehensive exam will ensure overall paced learning. Special attention will be paid to the details of and latest news about the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 2010.

HCM 529 Mental Health and Wellbeing (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 930. This course invites students to explore issues in mental health and wellbeing from a personal and professional career perspective. Topics will include materials on support organizations (both local and online), self-care activities, and current important issues. Emphasis will be on learning useful approaches.

HCM 531 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (3 credit hours)

Previously HCM 933. Modern medicine is evidence-based, scientifically rationalized, and follows a reductionist approach while many of the alternative medicines are not. However, there is an increasing body of scientific work related to the systematic study of alternative medicine in disease states. Students will investigate the research findings to understand, rationalize, and develop a higher order of thinking to how to benefit from the adoption of these practices and integrate them with modern medicine. Healthcare cost and health management can be more effective with the integration of the old with the new, forging new paths for management of disease and developing new paradigms for a healthy life.

HCM 534 Financial Management for Healthcare Organization (3 credit hours)

In this course, students will learn the basics of budgeting and accounting for health, and not-for-profit organizations. Readings, real-world case studies, and lectures students will know how to use financial information in organizational development, application, control, recording, and analysis. In addition, the course emphases are on managerial accounting. Topics include time value of money, capital budgeting, cash budgets, operating budgets, break-even analysis, indirect cost allocation, variance analysis, and long-term financing. The course also emphases on financial accounting. Topics include the preparation and analysis of financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement), government accounting, and ethics in financial management. Topics explain financial management of working capital and investment decision models, long term capital structure and mergers and acquisitions of health care organizations. Course’s contents will include cases about a range of health care organizations (hospitals, managed care, health centers, physician, home health organizations, etc.)

HCM 535 Data Analytics Applications in Healthcare (3 credit hours)

This course focuses on application of data science and analytics techniques to concepts and problems in healthcare. Data analytics in general and in the context of healthcare in particular involves many steps including data generation, data extraction, data analysis, visualization and reporting. An overview of these data analytics stages will be provided as they apply to healthcare industry. A review of basic predictive analytics concepts such as statistical learning using regression techniques, classifiers and decision trees will be given. Application of these techniques to healthcare issues such as patient monitoring, preventive diagnosis, personalization of treatment for patients will be discussed. The students will learn and analyze the impact of data analytics in planning, process efficiency, and resource management in healthcare industry.

HCM 690 Healthcare Innovation Management Project (3 credit hours)

This course focuses on using the knowledge obtained throughout the healthcare management core and elective courses in implementing a comprehensive project. The nature of the project will be interdisciplinary and students with different background and skills are encouraged to participate in the project. The project is inspired from real-life scenarios found in the healthcare management industry. The students will form a team that each will tackle different aspect of the project. An example of a project could be a medical device product development project that requires a market survey, business plan development, design specification document, cost and budgeting, manufacturing/implementation plan. The goal of this course is to expose students to real-life product cycle and provide hands-on experience with an industrial project while emphasizing development of soft skills such as teamwork in a classroom setting.

HRM 528 Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)

Previously HRMG 940. This course examines the principles of human resource management, including recruiting, hiring, orienting, training, developing, disciplining, and rewarding employees. The course provides a management-oriented exploration of human resource management, structure, functional applications, and labor management relations. This course is a humanistic and legal analysis of organizations, focusing on the role of human resource management. There will be an examination of managers and leaders within organizations and their responsibility to maximize performance and make decisions based on ethical criteria. The class will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and ethical/unethical behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

HRM 529 Employee Training and Development (3 credit hours)

Previously HRMG 941. This course reviews training, employee and organizational development techniques that the organizations use to build group and individual skills. Topics include linking identified needs to business objectives, developing an implementation plan, implementing the plan using a variety of modalities, and assessing results. The students will use a hands-on approach to evaluate organizational needs for employee development. The overarching objective of this course teaches students to assess, develop, facilitate, and evaluate a training program. We will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and self/other behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

HRM 530 Employment Law For Business (3 credit hours)

Previously HRMG 942. This course emphasizes federal employment statutes. Cases are used to illustrate the various federal courts’ interpretation. Federal agencies such as Equal Employment Commission and Department of Labor are studied. Topics on the employment law provide a comprehensive analysis of federal and state laws, which affect the human resource function, including equal employment opportunity, wage and overtime payment, and employment agreements. The course focuses on applying employment laws to develop programs that enable organizations to act positively in meeting both company and work force needs, trying to resolve workplace disputes, prevent litigation, and implement personnel policies and practices in conformity with applicable law.

HRM 533 Strategic Compensation: Issues and Opportunities (3 credit hours)

Previously HRMG 945. This class addresses the need for strategically focused compensation systems aligned to the business objectives and examines the related factors that impact employee motivation and productivity in a variety of settings and industry sectors. The course will examine and analyze the various components of compensation systems in contemporary organizations in understanding how and why they add and sustain shareholder and/or stakeholder value.

HRM 535 Human Resources and Information Technology (3 credit hours)

Previously HRMG 946. This course offers the students the best practices in use of technology in the human resources field. Topics include the use of human resources information systems, web-based human resources used to develop and support the various functional areas of human resources.

INB 553 Fundamentals of International Business (3 credit hours)

Previously INBS 910. This course provides an introduction to globalization and the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments of international business. The course helps students understand international trade, the role of the government in trade, and have an understanding of the international financial system. It will familiarize students with concepts of international strategy, marketing products in the international arena, and international staffing policy.

INB 554 International Financial Markets (3 credit hours)

Previously INBS 911. This course analyzes the international financial markets. Topics include foreign currency, international money markets, banking, and capital markets. The course helps students understand the basics of international finance, the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, and currency derivatives. The foundation of understanding foreign exchange management, the world financial markets and institutions will be covered.

INB 556 Global Strategic Management (3 credit hours)

Previously INBS 913. This course examines the fact of globalization, and how managers in multinational firms struggle with a complex and rapidly changing international economic environment. The course introduces the business skills of understanding and managing strategic issues in international environment. It will also focus the understanding of the need for awareness of a change in organizations’ internal and external environments.

INB 558 Global Marketing and Strategy (3 credit hours)

Previously INBS 916. This course is an introductory survey of global marketing. Students will learn the mechanism of the decision-making process, and challenges of going global. The culture, legal, political, geographic, technological, and economic influences will be examined in the development of a comprehensive global marketing strategy. The student will gain a perspective of the trade operations mechanism and develop skills that will enhance their participation in a global economy.

INB 559 International Business Management (3 credit hours)

Previously INBS 921. Understanding management in the global business context is the primary focus of this course. The relationship between national culture and management practice is examined by identifying the opportunities and challenges facing global business in the 21st century. Students develop cross-cultural management skills, learn new ways for conducting international operations, and explore how culture influences management within a global business market. Skills developed in this course include critically thinking about the course topics by writing and speaking of key issues in management practices; working in teams to contribute to group projects and exercises; and building a personal network with business professionals and practitioners using social networks, public forums, and community involvement.

MBN 697 MBA Thesis (3 credit hours)

Previously MBAN 999. Students should select a topic and work with an advisor to complete their thesis paper. The thesis concludes the program and should be taken after all other courses. The students will prepare an independent thesis and defend it before a committee composed of a number of faculty designated by the chair of the MBA program.
All students, new or current, are required to take Outbound exam with Peregrine Academic Services. The Outbound exam is required to be taken in the capstone course, either MBN 697 Master Thesis or MGT 690 Pitching a Business Plan to Venture Capitalists. The exam will be considered as an assignment. Taking the Outbound exam will have some fees, which is $34. The Outbound exam is REQUIRED not OPTIONAL. Information on how to take the exams will be included in the course syllabus.

MGT 503 Organizational Leadership Theories (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 903. The course will provide an in-depth examination of organizational leadership. This course will explain the principles, strategies and elements of effective organizational leadership. Leadership theories are examined in the context of contemporary, global and matrix organizational environments. Students will get the essential knowledge and skills to be efficient in these varied organizational contexts. Students will build an understanding of the work of organizations and the leaders’ roles at all levels to enhance organizational performance. In addition, the course will discuss human behavior in organizations, the role of leaders as they move from strategic to tactical implementation, and leading organizational change.
All new students are required to take Inbound exam with Peregrine Academic Services. The Inbound exam is required to be taken in the first trimester attending ITU. The exam will be considered as an assignment. Current students are encouraged to take the exam. Taking the Inbound exam will have some fees, which is $34. The Inbound exam is REQUIRED not OPTIONAL. Information on how to take the exams will be included in the course syllabus.

MGT 560 Principles of Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 901. This course features traditional management principles such as planning, managing, leading and controlling. Two textbooks will be utilized during the semester: one for theory & practical tactics of management, and another for self and other-awareness of people principles of management. Students will read and discuss the two texts and engage in classroom activities and business writing. There will be individual and group written essay, and oral presentation assignments. The class will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact behavior and relationships.

MGT 561 Coaching – Changing Lives, Changing Organizations (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 904. This course is designed to survey the field of coaching from a theoretical, ethical and practical point of view. Students will explore various coaching methodologies and disciplines. The benefits of coaching and how to select a coach for individuals and organizations will be explored. Coaching skills will be taught and practiced, as well as experienced.

MGT 564 Principles of Public Relations (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 916. This course invites students to learn the language of the field of public relations. Also, students will learn to distinguish between the field of public relations and its related fields: marketing, advertising, public affairs, publicity, and propaganda. Students will compile actual research data about a hypothetical public relations campaign. Students will apply basic public relations principles to case studies. For the final exam, students will deliver effective public relations presentations. Students must come to class with their computers. Students should submit their resumes to the ITU EMS ( before the first class.

MGT 566 Production and Operations Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 920. This course will help students to understand theories, problems and methods applicable to the operations of various business organizations. The focus is on decision making in operational areas such as: facility conditions and use, control and manage resource inputs and outputs, types of transformation procedures, and performance evaluations. This course is relevant to people interested in designing and managing production and business processes, and those who manage interfaces between operations and the other business functions. The body of knowledge encompassed in this course will provide the basis for linking corporate strategy to its production and operations management.

MGT 567 Quality Control Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 922. This course focuses on the understanding of effective quality management. It provides the basic quality concepts and the benefits of a quality approach for an organization. It addresses teamwork by explaining the various team types, the roles and responsibilities of their members and the team-building dynamics. The basic quality and quality management tools are described in the context of problem solving and data analysis for continuous quality improvement. The course discusses various statistical concepts and tools, and how they are applied for process monitoring, control, and improvement. It also analyzes the key elements of customer and supplier relationship and their impact on quality for the organization. The course follows the Body of Knowledge (BOK) for the Quality Process Analyst certification of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and prepares for the certification examination.

MGT 569 Strategic Operations Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 930. This course provides an overview of Strategic Operations Management with emphasis on the four core themes of operations strategy, a vital topic for any company’s objectives: strategy, innovation, services, and supply. We will cover the intrinsic and extrinsic factors within an organization’s operations, including the input of: Capital, Technology, Energy, and Know-how; and the output of the final product/service for the customer. It will also cover the big picture of Strategic Operations including; supply management, innovation, sustainability, and human resources. Additionally, this course will cover managing strategic operations within organizations including; managing the transformation process, managing quality, managing inventory, capacity and scheduling management, and managing service operations.

MGT 571 Critical Thinking Strategies in Decision Making (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 942. This course provides students opportunities for analysis, synthesis, prescription, and application of critical thinking and decision making within the organization. Emphasis is placed on preparing managers who can deal clearly, rationally, and creatively with a diverse workforce and dynamic workplace. This course equips students with concrete skills in critical thinking and decision making that will allow them to identify and solve organizational problems, as well as provide strategic direction. This course will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and ethical/unethical behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

MGT 572 High-Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 943. This course is offered for those planning to undertake an entrepreneurial career in starting and building an international company in the high-technology area. A special effort is made to take advantage of ITU’s proximity to the entrepreneurial community in Silicon Valley with its fundamental international business thrust. An integrative business plan for a new company in the technology arena is an integral part of the course. Topics covered include: addressing new business opportunities, global trends, high technology, business model design, start ups, venture capital process and tools. This course will cover the basics of building a business plan to meet emerging needs. Concepts and techniques of social entrepreneurship will provide the foundation for learning and communicating.

MGT 573 International Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 944. This course studies the role of managers in global markets. Topics include the external economic and political environment, international strategic planning, partnerships, global human resource management, managing technology, product and service design, ethics and leadership. The course utilizes innovative techniques and case study analysis from a variety of national, and multinational firms.

MGT 575 Project Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 948. This course provides an overview of project management history, culture, methodologies, leadership and strategic planning. The course introduces important tools, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis, and risk management. Case studies from a variety of organizational settings are discussed. The course discusses the 5 processes that must be done for project success: Define, Organize, Execute, Control and Close. The strategic implications of projects will be considered with respect to the organizational vision. This course follows the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and prepares for the examinations for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or the Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. The course focuses on the concepts and tools of the different project management elements. It first sets the project management framework and describes the different steps in the project management process. Next, all the key management aspects of a project are addressed: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement and stakeholder.

MGT 577 Project Risk Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 950. After a brief overview of the project management framework and processes, this course explains how risk management is integrated into the different knowledge areas of a project. The course then addresses the six elements of risk management: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. In this context, the course explores the project management techniques and approaches to identify, and analyze the full range of project risks for successful project risk management outcomes. The various concepts and tools are illustrated by examples and case studies. This course will also emphasize the communication requirements that successful project managers use to manage risk and uncertainty.

MGT 578 Business Communications (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 951. Communication is an essential component in every career and life task. This class is intended to provide background and guidelines on what is good communication in a business setting. Activities will be punctuated by theories, attitudes and behaviors of researchers, educators, or business leaders regarding essential communications and leadership practices. There will be frequent opportunities to interact, write on concepts, and present original contributions through the class community environment. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact behavior and relationships.

MGT 579 Business Ethics (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 952. This course introduces ethical decision-making in business environment. It examines the individual, organizational, and macro level issues. The course does not attempt to determine correct ethical action. In the complex business environment in which managers confront ethical decision-making there is no absolute right or wrong answer in most cases. Since there is no general agreement on the correct ethical business norms, critical thinking and relevant decision making are examined. It will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and ethical/unethical behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

MGT 580 Business Law (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 953. Business law reviews issues with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts and property law. Other topics include court systems, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution; constitutional and administrative law; tort law and, product liability; contract law and, agency law; business organizations; and government regulation of businesses including antitrust law, employment law, and securities regulation.

MGT 581 Managing Emotions, Managing Self and Others (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 966. This course will describe the aspects of Emotional Intelligence and managing yourself and others, starting with self-awareness, empathy, and regulating emotions for self and others to sustain healthy and authentic relationships. Other aspects include positive and negative emotional contagion, EI’s effect on morale, leading and professionalism. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functioning of ego and empathy can impact behavior and relationships. Finally, the class will study evaluations of cognitive, emotional and social competencies and scholarly research showing how humans flourish.

MGT 583 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course will discuss Entrepreneurship that exists in the United States as well as in several select countries of the world. We will compare and contrast the differences and similarities that affect the entrepreneurs and their teams and how these teams are formed and act in different countries and environments. We will review how innovation in the different countries is formulated and how this concept impacts the entrepreneurial teams. We will summarize best practices of entrepreneurism as compared with the United States.

MGT 593 Intrapreneurship – Innovation From Within (3 credit hours)

This course speaks directly to the needs of an organization seeking to create an innovative business opportunity within the existing structure of the organization. The methods from this class are widely used by the most successful innovators in start-ups as well as established companies. This class will present the differences between entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Innovation and creativity are key components of intrapreneurship.

MGT 608 Business Statistics (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 902. With many unfamiliar concepts and complex formulas, business statistics can be confusing and demotivating experience for students that do not have a strong mathematics background. They can have trouble recognizing the importance of studying statistics and making connections between business problems and the statistical tool that can be used to solve them. This seventh edition of Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making has been designed to provide students with better explanations and examples thus providing a smoother path to understanding and the ability to choose the correct techniques to apply for a given problem.

MGT 609 The Business of Coaching (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 906. This course will survey the broad field of corporate and private coaching. Coach training programs, certifications, and networking organizations will be reviewed. Students will learn what is required to start a coaching business and have the opportunity to speak to coaching professionals in a variety of coaching fields. The final project for the students will be to write a business plan for the coaching business of their choice.

MGT 611 Lean Six Sigma (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 923. Six Sigma is a proven methodology for solving problems in many areas of business, science, and industry. It is essentially a structured approach to the scientific method of problem solving based on the DMAIC acronym (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control). The methodology helps in design, development, monitoring, and evaluation of processes, products, or services. The Six Sigma methodology incorporates business process, statistical, quality, and project management principles and practices with a goal of creating a systematic and data-driven decision making environment. Many successful companies utilize the principles of Six Sigma to meet growing customer expectations and to deliver better products and services in today’s competitive marketplace. This course covers an overview of the Six Sigma principles, process, and implementation, and provides required information for taking Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification examination.

MGT 612 Advanced Project Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 954. This course offers a study of the human and the operational sides of project management. The human side includes discussion on negotiating and conflict management, leveraging diversity, and selling project management. The operational side includes scope control techniques, risk management, and organizing for success. The students will learn how to effectively engage the project team, deal with the inevitable conflicts, and use intellectual and cultural diversity to encourage creative problem solving.

MGT 690 Pitching a Business Plan to Venture Capitalists (3 credit hours)

Previously MGTN 945. In today’s extremely competitive world of raising money for startup companies, it is absolutely critical to have an effective and well-conceived pitch deck that compliments the project’s vision and strategy. Only 1 of every 200 business plans submitted to venture capitalists (VCs) gets funded, so it is vital to present a well thought-out presentation that includes all of the elements that VCs (or any type of potential investor) will be looking for in deciding whether to invest in your company or not. Whether the student is interested in starting their own company someday, wants to work for a startup, or just wants to learn more about venture capital, Silicon Valley and startups in general, this will be a great opportunity to discover how startup companies have successfully raised money.
All students, new or current, are required to take Outbound exam with Peregrine Academic Services. The Outbound exam is required to be taken in the capstone course, either MBN 697 Master Thesis or MGT 690 Pitching a Business Plan to Venture Capitalists. The exam will be considered as an assignment. Taking the Outbound exam will have some fees, which is $34. The Outbound exam is REQUIRED not OPTIONAL. Information on how to take the exams will be included in the course syllabus.

MIS 527 Technology and Operations Management: Creating Value (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 927. The course explains the design, management, and development of technology and operating systems. It explores diverse quantitative problems that occur often in the business environments. It discusses how such problems can be properly solved with a join business insight and technology tools. Topics such as capacity management, service operations, organized decision making, limited optimization and simulation are included. This course teaches the model of complex business situations and the tools to enhance business performance. This course offers an outline of the field of operations technology. A managerial perception is assumed and highlight is placed on the understanding of how technologies for manufacturing, distribution, and service developments are used for competitive advantage.

MIS 537 Management Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 915. This course explains the concept of managing information systems as a part of a broader socio-technical system and their impacts on people and processes in the business environment. Critical thinking is an important and essential part for the understanding of important issues associated with the management aspects of information systems. The course focuses on how the organization has used and can use its information resources to best serve its needs.

MIS 538 Business Database Applications (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 910. This course provides a basic overview of the concepts, principles, skills and techniques of business database systems and of database application system development. The course provides an approach to the design and use of databases for business applications. The study focuses on query languages and application generation. Use of database software applications are a necessity in current business environments.

MIS 539 Business Telecommunications (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 911. This course offers an overview of communications technology used in many business applications – local area network, wide area network, broadband network, wireless, and voice network. The course helps the students understand the role of internet protocols. In addition, it provides training to analyze network requirements, design, and implement local area networks.

MIS 540 Information Resource Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 912. This course explains the concept of viewing information systems resources from a strategic resource standpoint. The course will provide pragmatic tools for implementing the IRM within the organization. Topics will include Information System outsourcing, total cost of ownership, Information System planning and strategic analysis, management of IT human resources, traditional project management theory, and project management techniques. It will include a review of Dual Motive Theory, understanding how brain functions of ego and empathy can impact behavior and relationships.

MIS 541 Managing Global Information Systems Projects (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 913. This course helps the students learn how to plan and manage global information systems projects by focusing on initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. Topics such as integration, scope, timing, cost, quality, human resource, technology, communications, risk, and procurement are discussed. The students will learn how to monitor project plans and communicate reports to clients. The course will have a team project that will require students to conduct literature review or survey of current practices in the industry.

MIS 542 Information Systems Innovation (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 914. This course provides the tools and the skills to leverage emerging information technologies in order to create new business opportunities for both new entrepreneurial ventures and traditional firms. The course helps the students to understand, evaluate, and apply difficult topics such as new innovative and entrepreneurial information technologies.

MIS 543 Human-Computer Interaction (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 916. This course focuses on key factors in Human-Computer interaction. Topics include design elements, test procedures, experimental tools, and human-computer environments contributing to the development of successful user interfaces are discussed. Additionally, research topics will be explored in the areas of design principles, methodologies, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces.

MIS 544 Business Decision Support Systems (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 917. Focus of this course is to study decision making process in business environment. Managerial role in decision making and steps involved in the process will be discussed. Theoretical modeling of decision making and practical applications will be explored using Microsoft Excel and/or other software packages. Part of the course, decision support models such as break-even analysis, goal seeking, linear programming, decision tree analysis, statistical modeling, etc. will be used in defining decision support systems to address various business scenarios.

MIS 545 Data Mining and Business Intelligence (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 918. This course teaches the students business potential of big data and analytics, data warehousing, how to develop and retain data warehouses, and how to use this data for business benefit and as a source for business intelligence. Business intelligence is the use of logical software devices to study big data about an organization and its competitors in business planning and decision-making. In developing data warehouses, the course will teach the students the inter-relationships among operation, decision support structures, plan and the removal and cleaning process used to create a high quality data warehouse. Data mining theories and the use of data mining devices and techniques for decision-making and for creating business intelligence are discussed.

MIS 546 Data Science for Business (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 919. Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks the student through the “data-analytic thinking” necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data they collect. The course provides examples of real-world business problems so the student will not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists, but also learn how to intelligently participate in and manage their company’s data science projects. This course will help the student discover how to think data-analytically and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making.

MIS 547 Software Development Process Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 920. This course helps the students to understand the software development process at both the project and organization levels. In addition, it provides the students with the tools to analyze software cost and schedule transaction issues, and teaches them how to apply the principles and techniques to practical situations. Topics include statistical decision theory, and software risk management.

MIS 548 Knowledge Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MISY 921. Knowledge management (KM) is considered a competitive resource in organizations that promotes innovation, improves efficiency and effectiveness, and provides a sustainable competitive advantage in today’s global environment. This course acquaints the student with organizational and managerial issues and examines Knowledge Management process and systems for supporting KM. Principles of developing systems for KM are explored. System architectures, tools and techniques, and their use in capturing, storing, locating, evaluating, disseminating, and using information and knowledge will be discussed. Application of these principles and techniques through the use of information/communication technologies is studied in the context of their impact on organization.

MKT 551 Competitive Marketing Strategies (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 951. This course presents ways of finding new marketing opportunities, and enhancing marketing performance. Competitive marketing strategy describes how firms identify opportunities to create customer value and communicate this value efficiently. The key issue is to understand the drivers of greater customer and creating competitive advantage in the marketplace. The course explains the efficiency of strategic marketing decisions. The course offers strategy development by discussing important analysis of various cases from consumer, supplier, and technological markets; production and service businesses for-profit and non-profit sectors. Students will learn how to build a marketing plan.

MKT 582 Marketing Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 958. This course presents an approach to understand and manage the marketing function. The students will learn how to develop a written marketing plan to determine and integrate elements of a marketing strategy. Topics include market segmentation, positioning and research; product decisions; pricing; channels of distribution; advertising; promotion; new product development; and marketing budgets. The course will introduce the role of marketing in the U.S. economy and the interaction of marketing with specific business functions and with society.

MKT 583 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 950. This course provides entrepreneurs with an understanding of marketing for new and small enterprises. It addresses marketing strategies. The Students will apply marketing concepts, such as creating and nurturing relationships with new customers, suppliers, distributors, employees and investors. This course brings together theory and practice to develop a comprehensive entrepreneurial business marketing plan.

MKT 584 Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 952. The business world today is becoming increasingly global and complex. The overall success of an organization relies more and more on the efficiency and effectiveness of its supply chain. Having a superior product means nothing unless it is delivered to customers on time and in perfect condition. With the strategic combination of people, tools, processes and technologies, effective supply chain management can boost customer service, improve bottom line and enable an organization to successfully compete in the global marketplace.

MKT 585 International Marketing (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 953. The course presents to the students the major factors of the international marketing decisions. The student will learn about the forces that influence the global marketing environment. The course introduces students to principles, policies, procedures, ethics, and techniques used in efficient and effective international market. International product, price, promotion, and distribution issues are discussed.

MKT 586 Marketing Research (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 954. The broad objective of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of marketing research methods employed by well-managed firms. The course is aimed at the manager who is the ultimate user of the research and thus is responsible for determining the scope and direction of research conducted. In the course, we will cover the types of research design, techniques of data collection and data analysis. Emphasis will be on the interpretation and use of results rather than on the mathematical derivations. The course focuses on helping managers recognize the role of systematic information gathering and analysis in making marketing decisions, and develop an appreciation for the potential contributions and limitations of marketing research data. This course examines the role of marketing research within the overall marketing program and within the company or organization seeking research information. It describes the research process and identifies the most common and potent research methods and techniques while providing an opportunity to learn by applying them to a class field project.

MKT 588 Consumer Behavior (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 957. This course focuses on how to assess customer behavior and interprets this knowledge into marketing strategies. Topics include customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and the role of quality, TQM, and cycle time. In addition, the course introduces concepts such as, motivation, perception, knowledge, attitude, and culture on customer decision making. The course is designed for students interested in consumer, service, high-tech, or not-for-profit marketing. This course evaluates consumer or customer behavior in the marketplace. This course will help future and current consumer oriented professionals, service oriented performers in the high technology or non-profit sectors. The course will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and ethical/unethical behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

MKT 589 E-Commerce (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 961. This course provides introduction to e-Commerce and related subjects. The course will cover e-Commerce infrastructure and its related technologies. Various business models used in e-commerce will be discussed in the lecture. The student will have knowledge of e-commerce when s/he finishes this course.

MKT 590 Marketing With Social Media (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 962. In this course, students will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively use social media to market their business. The Social Media Marketing Certificate will teach students the basics of content creation and management for social media including blogs, podcasts, and posts. Students will be introduced to the most popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Students will learn which platforms are the best fits for their company and metrics for measuring social media marketing success. This course will also address the legalities of social media, search-engine optimization, and crowd sourcing.

MKT 591 Advertising Strategy (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 963. This course will teach the students the new world of Marketing Communication, and the importance of advertising and e-advertising. Topics include analyzing advertising campaigns, advertisements in a structured way, brand equity through advertising strategy, advertising effectiveness and creativity, and end-to-end advertising strategy campaign.

MKT 592 Supplier/Seller Management (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 592. This course will explain all aspects of outsourcing, including planning, finding the right vendor, and negotiating effectively. Topics include relationship-building, creating a culture of cooperation, and skills in dealing with vendors. The course will teach the buying and selling processes that corporations use in business-to-business transactions. The focus of the course is on the concept of selling, improving value, and meeting the needs of clients through effective questioning, analysis, sales planning and presentations. The students will learn the major phases of the sales process, the sales objectives for each phase, the client needs, and the solutions’ presentation. It will also discuss Dual Motive Theory in terms of Ego/Empathy and self/other behavior to understand how brain functions can impact human behavior and relationships.

MKT 613 Advanced Marketing (3 credit hours)

Previously MKTN 959. The course will explain the importance of marketing, which include market research, competitor analysis and the consumer analysis. The student will explore the marketing process, and concept. In addition, the course will provide a study of the relationship between the marketing mix, and the changing business environment.