Management and Information Technology Courses

Computer Information Systems (CIS) courses

  • CIS 195 Introduction to Desktop Publishing

    Introduction to desktop publishing concepts and applications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours.

    General Education Course (Focus on Public Issues).

    Students learn and apply techniques that support critical and creative thinking when solving individual and public policy problems using information technology. Case studies with applied, real-world examples are used throughout. Instructional methods include lecture, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and technology-supported collaboration. Course sections are offered via online, blended, and traditional modalities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business

    Prerequisite: CIS 200.

    A study of the use and applications of computer information systems concepts in business and public organizations. The course emphasizes the use of spreadsheet software to plan, analyze, design, develop and test business solutions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 205 Web Site Design and Development

    A study of the design and development of web sites using HTML editors (such as Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver). Graphics packages and multimedia packages. The student will learn to create and deploy professional-grade web sites.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming

    Introduction to the key concepts of object technology and the fundamentals of the Java programming language. Projects using Java involve the development of elementary applications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 262 Mobile App Development

    Prerequisite: CIS 260.

    This course introduces students to programming technologies, design, and development related to mobile applications. Topics include accessing device capabilities, industry standards, operating systems, and programming for mobile applications using a standard Software Development Kit (SDK). Upon completion, students should be able to create basic applications for mobile devices.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 266 Introduction to .Net Development with C#

    Prerequisite: CIS 260.

    This course is an introduction to the study of object technology using the C# programming language. Topics include graphical user interfaces, event handling, exception handling, inheritance, and file I/O.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 290 Advanced Microcomputer Applications

    Emphasis on problem-solving activities using advanced applications such as word processing, desktop publishing, database, graphics, and multimedia.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 330 Networking and Linux OS

    Prerequisite: CIS 260; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of (1) beginning to intermediate computer networking, and (2) the Linux operating system and shell scripting.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 370 Introduction to Web Development

    Prerequisite: CIS 260 and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Introduction to the development of web-based computer applications. Provides extensive hands-on experience of an introductory nature in several important web technologies such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, ASP, and scripting languages (e.g., JavaScript and/or VBScript).

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 388 Information Systems Analysis and Design

    Prerequisite: CIS 260; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of the analysis and design of computer information systems emphasizing UML and agile development.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 394 Cooperative Education in CIS

    Prerequisite: acceptance into Cooperative Education Program and permission of department head; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    The opportunity to earn academic credit in a planned learning process that integrates academic training with a supervised work experience. This is a variable content course that may be repeated to a total of 6 semester hours in Cooperative Education.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 395 Database Management Systems Concepts and Design

    Prerequisite: CIS 266 or CIS 370; and CIS 388 or concurrent enrollment; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Study of database design, development and management concepts and techniques. Emphasis on data modeling using entity-relationship and/or UML diagrams. Discussion and application of SQL to develop and query databases. Completion of a major study project is required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 396 Readings in Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: permission of department head; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Planned readings designed to intensify and supplement an area of computer information systems or business education.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 397 Topics in Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: permission; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A variable content course with topics that can change from semester to semester. Topics are identified by title in the schedule of classes. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 420 IT Services Project Management

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of the concepts, practices, processes, tools, techniques and resources used to manage the entire life cycle of IT service projects. The importance of financial budgeting, accounting, and reporting will be stressed. Case studies will be used extensively.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence

    Prerequisite: CIS 201; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An understanding of how information technology and systems are utilized in business organizations. Explore the impact of information technology and systems in facilitating business operations to accomplish business goals, improve interaction with external partners or constituents, improve organizational efficiency, achieve competitive advantage, and gain competitive insight for decision making. Topics include enterprise systems, systems development, hardware/software concepts, networking concepts, database and data warehouse concepts, business intelligence impact, and e-business concepts. Cannot be taken for credit by a Computer Information Systems major.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 461 Strategic Management Information Systems with Business Intelligence

    Prerequisite: undergraduate majors must be admitted to degree program.

    The role of Information Technology (IT)/Information Systems (IS) as a key contributor to the success of the contemporary organization and the relationships that exist between the IT/IS function and other organization units is emphasized. The course focuses on the effective management of the IT/IS function and related topics such as the relationship of technology use and the globalization of trade, the benefits of business intelligence and analytics, the use of IT for competitive advantage, and how technology may affect supply and value chain management, enterprise planning, etc.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 466 Advanced .Net Development with C#

    Prerequisite: CIS 395 or concurrent enrollment; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Advanced methods and techniques of designing and implementing Windows software applications using C#. Case study will provide a framework for developing working prototypes of business applications using a graphical user interface, object-oriented language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 475 Advanced Web Development

    Prerequisite: CIS 395 or concurrent enrollment; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Continuing coverage of the key concepts of developing intermediate to advanced web applications. Provides extensive hands-on experience of an advanced nature in several important web technologies and frameworks such as HTML, CSS, AJAX, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and scripting languages (e.g., JavaScript).

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 494 Internship in Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: CIS 466 or CIS 475; and permission of department head; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Work-study program with cooperating employers. Class or conference study of problems encountered by the student; on-the-job application of principles with analysis and improvement of work operations. A significant course project is required. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 528 Database Application Development with Oracle

    Prerequisite: CIS 466 or CIS 475; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Application of database principles toward the development of a business information system. Emphasis will be on the design, construction, testing, and installation of a comprehensive database application using Oracle DBMS, SQL, Pl/SQL, HTML, or other data access tools. A significant course project is required, and may be an individual or group project. May be taught concurrently with CIS 628. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 628 and CIS 528.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 535 Machine Learning

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An introduction to machine learning, data mining, and statistical pattern recognition. The course will also cover recent applications of machine learning, such as speech recognition, bankruptcy, credit fraud, customer churn, cancer predictions, and facial recognition. Software will be provided for hands-on experience using a feed-forward neural network optimized with a genetic algorithm for business analytics. May be taught concurrently with CIS 635. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 535 and CIS 635.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 545 Data Infrastructure for Data Analytics

    Prerequisite: QBA 237; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    This course focuses on emerging issues surrounding the modern data infrastructures that enable data analytics. Students will explore the challenges of working with Big Data (large, diverse datasets that often include varied data types and streaming data) in addition to traditional data infrastructures such as data warehouses. They will become familiar with capturing data from contemporary sources such as web and social media, mobile and sensors, and a variety of large, publically available datasets. Various data management techniques will be explored, including distributed file systems and associated query methods. The goal of this course is to prepare students to assess and recommend large-scale information storage and retrieval components which enable data analytics. May be taught concurrently with CIS 645. The graduate level (645) students will have a significant research project required above and beyond the undergraduate level (545) students. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 545 and CIS 645.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 555 Data Visualization

    Prerequisite: QBA 237; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    This course introduces data visualization concepts, principles, techniques and tools. Data visualization is an effective approach to discover insights from data. It is a necessary component in the skills portfolio of a data analytics professional. Students will learn relevant principles from fields such as psychology and human computer interaction. This course is designed as hands-on, experience oriented. The principles, concepts, ideas and insights discovering are taught by using data visualization software. The designed learning outcome is that students are able to (1) interpret and explain commonly used data visualization presentations, (2) suggest visualization methods for specific decision making purpose, (3) understand special features of visualization formats such as possible biases that readers may be subject to, and (4) use a software package to design and implement a visualization project. May be taught concurrently with CIS 655. The graduate level (655) students will have a significant research project required above and beyond the undergraduate level (555) students. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 555 and 655.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 560 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    The course is an introduction to the basic issues in computer security. While technical in nature, this course is introductory in its approach in that the student is not required to have an extensive background in programming or technical support. May be taught concurrently with CIS 660. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 560 and CIS 660.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 564 Hacker Techniques and Incident Response

    Prerequisite: CIS 560 or concurrent enrollment; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    This hands-on course provides an introduction to tools and techniques used by hackers to penetrate corporate networks. Topics include vulnerabilities of operating systems, incident-handling methods, and an overview of the process and methodologies used in penetration testing including ethical and legal implications. May be taught concurrently with CIS 664. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 564 and CIS 664.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 581 Foundations of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM)

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Essential concepts of Information Technology (IT) Service Management. IT Service Management provides for the effective and efficient delivery of IT services in support of changing business needs. May be taught concurrently with CIS 681. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 581 and CIS 681.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 582 Lean IT

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Lean principles to manage IT with an emphasis on the reduction of waste and providing value to customers. Additional principles from Lean Six Sigma, continual improvement, IT Service Management, and other relevant areas will be covered. Course requires students to complete a project analyzing one or more of the existing IT processes of an organization. May be taught concurrently with CIS 682. Can receive credit for only one of the following courses: CIS 381 and CIS 582 and CIS 682.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 583 Cloud Computing

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of the concepts and applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. May be taught concurrently with CIS 683. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 583 and CIS 683.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 591 Information Systems Development

    Prerequisite: CIS 466 or CIS 475; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Independent analysis, design and development of an information system in a field of the student's choice. With the instructor's approval, the system can be developed in a language and on a machine of the student's choice. A significant course project is required, and may be an individual or group project. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 596 Problems in Business Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: 60 hours; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Technical or professional problems growing from particular needs which may require additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with CIS 696. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 696 and CIS 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 600 Information Systems in Business Organizations

    Prerequisite: permission of a director of a College of Business graduate program.

    Comprehensive study of the fundamentals of business information systems. Designed for graduate students who have not had undergraduate information systems courses. Will not be counted in the hours required for a College of Business graduate degree.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 628 Database Application Development with Oracle

    Prerequisite: CIS 466 or CIS 475 or permission of a director of a College of Business graduate program.

    Application of database principles toward the development of a business information system. Emphasis will be on the design, construction, testing, and installation of a comprehensive database application using Oracle DBMS, SQL, Pl/SQL, HTML, or other data access tools. A significant course project is required, and may be an individual or group project. May be taught concurrently with CIS 528. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 628 and CIS 528.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 635 Machine Learning

    An introduction to machine learning, data mining, and statistical pattern recognition. The course will also cover recent applications of machine learning, such as speech recognition, bankruptcy, credit fraud, customer churn, cancer predictions, and facial recognition. Software will be provided for hands-on experience using a feed-forward neural network optimized with a genetic algorithm for business analytics. May be taught concurrently with CIS 535. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 535 and CIS 635.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 645 Data Infrastructure for Data Analytics

    This course focuses on emerging issues surrounding the modern data infrastructures that enable data analytics. Students will explore the challenges of working with Big Data (large, diverse datasets that often include varied data types and streaming data) in addition to traditional data infrastructures such as data warehouses. They will become familiar with capturing data from contemporary sources such as web and social media, mobile and sensors, and a variety of large, publically available datasets. Various data management techniques will be explored, including distributed file systems and associated query methods. The goal of this course is to prepare students to assess and recommend large-scale information storage and retrieval components which enable data analytics. May be taught concurrently with CIS 545. The graduate level (645) students will have a significant research project required above and beyond the undergraduate level (545) students. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 645 and CIS 545.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 655 Data Visualization

    This course introduces data visualization concepts, principles, techniques and tools. Data visualization is an effective approach to discover insights from data. It is a necessary component in the skills portfolio of a data analytics professional. Students will learn relevant principles from fields such as psychology and human computer interaction. This course is designed as hands-on, experience oriented. The principles, concepts, ideas and insights discovering are taught by using data visualization software. The designed learning outcome is that students are able to (1) interpret and explain commonly used data visualization presentations, (2) suggest visualization methods for specific decision making purpose, (3) understand special features of visualization formats such as possible biases that readers may be subject to, and (4) use a software package to design and implement a visualization project. May be taught concurrently with CIS 555. The graduate level (655) students will have a significant research project required above and beyond the undergraduate level (555) students. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 655 and 555.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 660 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

    Prerequisite: permission of Cybersecurity program director.

    This course is an introduction to the basic issues in computer security. While technical in nature, this course is introductory in its approach in that the student is not required to have an extensive background in programming or technical support. May be taught concurrently with CIS 560. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 560 and CIS 660.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 664 Hacker Techniques and Incident Response

    Prerequisite: CIS 660 or concurrent enrollment; and admission to the Cybersecurity program or permission.

    This hands-on course provides an introduction to tools and techniques used by hackers to penetrate corporate networks. Topics include vulnerabilities of operating systems, incident-handling methods, and an overview of the process and methodologies used in penetration testing including ethical and legal implications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 681 Foundations of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM)

    Essential concepts of Information Technology (IT) Service Management. IT Service Management provides for the effective and efficient delivery of IT services in support of changing business needs. May be taught concurrently with CIS 581. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 681 and CIS 581.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 682 Lean IT

    Lean principles to manage IT with an emphasis on the reduction of waste and providing value to customers. Additional principles from Lean Six Sigma, continual improvement, IT Service Management, and other relevant areas will be covered. Course requires students to complete a project analyzing one or more of the existing IT processes of an organization. May be taught concurrently with CIS 582. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 682 and CIS 582.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 683 Cloud Computing

    A study of the concepts and applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. May be taught concurrently with CIS 583. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 683 and CIS 583.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 696 Problems in Business: Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: permission of a director of a College of Business graduate program.

    Technical or professional problems growing from particular needs which may require additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. May be taught concurrently with CIS 596. Cannot receive credit for both CIS 596 and CIS 696.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 720 Project Management in Information Systems

    A study of the concepts, practices, processes, tools, techniques and resources used by information system (IS) project managers. The entire project life cycle will be covered from inception to close-out. The course will closely follow the framework of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). The course will focus on how to manage the scope, schedule, budget and risk of projects, with emphasis on information systems and information technology projects.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 732 Strategic IT Planning

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Introduction to fundamental issues of information system (IS) planning. Current theory and specific IS planning practices are studied. Emphasis on strategic implications of information technology, IS planning vis-a-vis strategic planning, development and maintenance of IS plans, analysis of organization information requirements, and prioritizing IS projects. Implications for business and technology trends and application of planning concepts to IS planning projects are examined.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 734 Staffing the Information Systems Function

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Focus on current and emerging issues of recruitment, selection, training, motivation, retention and evaluation of IS staff. Issues include developing job descriptions, shifting demands for staffing, performance criteria, alternative approaches to training, alternative career tracks, and the role of personality types on performance. Influence of recent trends including downsizing, outsourcing, centralization and decentralization, and end-user computing will be examined. Current theory and specific practices are studied. Practical applications will be stressed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 735 Neural Networks for Machine Learning

    Artificial neural networks and how they are being used for machine learning, as applied to data analytics in the business environment. Students will be required to collect original data for neural network analysis. Different learning algorithms will be explored, including the Genetic Algorithm. This course will lead to a graduate level paper with possibilities for publication.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 736 Data Communications and Information

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Computer network planning, including physical layout, resource requirements, and budgeting. Administration of computer networks, including managing user accounts; selecting and loading applications software; managing upgrades and enhancements; monitoring and optimizing system performance; ensuring physical and logical system security.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 738 Information System Project Management

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Objectives and techniques of planning, organizing, and managing complex information systems development projects. The course will include a study of resources and tools available for scheduling, tracking, and measuring system development productivity.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 740 Comparative Systems Development Methodology

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Study of various systems development methodologies used to analyze, design, and implement information systems; selection criteria for a specific methodology, and how to introduce a new methodology within an existing environment. Specific tools and techniques for systems development and for business process reengineering will be explored and applied.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 742 Management of End User Computing

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Planning, organizing, staffing, control, and support of end user computing. Various organizational structures used to support end user computing will be investigated. Methodology for development of end user computing systems will be identified for several forms and types of projects. A case project will involve development of an end user system using an appropriate methodology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 744 Information Systems Management

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Overview of managerial applications of information technology (IT) to increase effectiveness. Use of IT to support decision making, cooperative work, organizational competitive advantage, and inter-organizational communication. Various planning approaches will illustrate the use of IT in organizations. Case method will be used.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 746 Data Management

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Study of data modeling using tools such as Entity-Relationship and Semantic Object Models. Examination of the Database Administrator's responsibilities including monitoring and tuning of the database, establishment of database reliability, and security. A case project will include the development of a data model and a database administration plan for a client/server database system.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 747 IT Legal Issues

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Focus on the legal and ethical environment relevant to advances in technology. Issues include intellectual property, jurisdiction, defamation, invasion of privacy, electronic contracts, computer crime, censorship, unsolicited E-mail, antitrust issues, and encryption. Recent developments, court decisions, federal and state statutes, treaties and international agreements, administrative rulings, and legal literature regarding Internet law, will be explored and explained.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 748 Principles of Information Security

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. The students will learn a balance introduction to both security management and technical components of information security; they will be exposed to the spectrum of security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures. This spectrum includes inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses and an overview of the information security planning functions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 750 Sourcing and Procurement

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    In-depth study of key factors and issues associated with hardware/software selection, acquisition and implementation. Emphasis on problem definition and analysis, comparative methodologies for evaluation and selection, identifying and qualifying vendors, and developing/evaluating request for proposals (RFP's). Management implications of enterprise-wide software solutions including software distribution, version and release management, and software standards and practices are discussed. Completion of an acquisition project will be included.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 752 Behavior and Leadership in IT

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    This course is designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of organizational behavior issues facing senior and mid-level IT managers. Topics to be examined include: organizational behavior from an individual, group and structural perspective, organizational culture, leadership, perception and decision-making values and attitudes, and emotional intelligence. The material should be of interest and benefit to IT professionals, irrespective of technical specialty, who are currently in or aspire to IT management.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 754 Organizational Transformation

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Study of interrelated economic, social, political, and technological forces requiring organizations to transform their systems and processes to survive and succeed. Students will examine a variety of typical transformations from the perspective of a work unit member and a manager of the change process.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 756 Special Topics in Information Systems

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Variable content with topics that can change from semester to semester. Topics are identified by title in the schedule of classes. Practical applications will be stressed. The course may be repeated for a total of six hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 761 Management Information Systems

    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director.

    This course includes and goes beyond the typical management information system course material. It includes a macro application to the concepts, designs, and implementations of business information systems. Time is spent as well in exploring the importance of balancing technical innovation, business stewardship, and socially responsible and ethical uses of technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 762 Legal Issues in Cybersecurity

    Prerequisite: CIS 660 or concurrent enrollment; and admission to the Cybersecurity program or permission.

    This course provides an overview of the laws and legal processes involved in e-commerce, privacy, and intellectual property rights and cyberspace law. Risk analysis, incident response, and network forensic investigations. Objectives include recognizing the legal aspects of the security triad: confidentiality, integrity, and availability, examining the concepts of privacy and its legal protections, and being able to explain the importance of forensics examination in legal proceedings.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 763 Telecommunications and Network Security

    Prerequisite: CIS 660 and admission to the Cybersecurity program or permission.

    This hands-on course provides an introduction to tools and techniques used by security professionals to secure corporate networks. Topics include virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS). Defense in depth will be taught through the installation and configuration of firewalls, VPNs, and IDS/IPS. Students will be able to recognize and prevent malicious attacks on corporate networks.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 765 Computer Forensics

    Prerequisite: CIS 660 and admission to the Cybersecurity program or permission.

    This hands-on course addresses the fundamentals of computer system forensics. It will provide an overview of computer crimes, forensic methods, the role of computer forensics specialists, computer forensic evidence, and the application of forensic analysis skills. Emerging technology and future directions will be considered along with email, mobile, Window, Mac, and Linux forensics.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 766 Web Application Security

    Prerequisite: CIS 660 or concurrent enrollment; and admission to the Cybersecurity program or permission.

    This hands-on course provides an introduction to tools and techniques used to hack web applications. Security strategies will be presented that can help to mitigate risk associated with web applications and social networking. Course objectives include analyzing the impact of the Internet and web applications on the business world, the evolution of social media and social networking, analyzing common website attacks, weaknesses, and security best practices.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 767 Management of Information Security

    Prerequisite: CIS 660 or concurrent enrollment; and admission to the Cybersecurity program or permission.

    This course surveys the management of the information security function within organizations. Topics include establishing and implementing information security policies; assessing and mitigating risk associated with IT infrastructure; and planning/auditing compliance with information security policies, laws and regulations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 770 Seminar in Cybersecurity

    Prerequisite: 15 hours of graduate Cybersecurity courses and permission from the Cybersecurity Program Director.

    Critical evaluation and interpretation of research and literature in Cybersecurity.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 790 Seminar in Management Information Systems

    Prerequisite: 15 hours of graduate business administration courses and permission from the MBA Program Director.

    Critical evaluation and interpretation of research and literature in information systems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 794 Internship: Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: permission of the director of the appropriate graduate program and department head.

    In consultation with the coordinating professor, the student is engaged in first-hand experience with a business, organization, or other professional entity. A portfolio of assigned work shall be collected, examined and evaluated during the semester.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 796 Independent Study-Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

    In consultation with the advisor, student selects, for intensive study, a specific area of concern related to the student's program, with emphasis on research.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 797 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Study of topics in Computer Information Systems/Business Education. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic varies.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CIS 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Independent research and study connected with the preparation of a thesis.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Management (MGT) courses

  • MGT 211 Talent Management in Music and Entertainment

    Prerequisite: 45 hours.

    Introduction to the roles, knowledge, and skills helpful to the development and growth of talent in the entertainment industry. While the primary focus will be on the relationship between the personal manager and the recording artist/group in the music industry, attention will also focus on strategies for expanding opportunities across the entertainment industry.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 286 Business Communications

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Managerial business communication theory and practice that includes speaking to large groups, interacting within small groups, improving listening skills, composing messages, writing reports based on library research, making ethical decisions, and communicating with other cultures and nationalities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 300 Service Learning in Management

    Prerequisite: 54 hours, concurrent registration in a management course designated as a service learning offering; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in Management to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 310 Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

    Prerequisite: 54 hours; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An introduction to the entertainment industry including facets unique to the field such as managerial roles and organizational structures. Topics will also include an exposure to policies, legal, social, economic, and financial characteristics of this industry.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 320 Patterns of Management

    Prerequisite: 54 hours.

    A course designed specifically for non-business majors desiring a knowledge of management and its importance and application in various fields. Topical areas include: management functions and problems, decision-making, organizational design, managerial/non-managerial relationships, and management job opportunities. Cannot be taken for credit by students who have previously received credit for MGT 340.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 325 Fundamentals of Personnel Administration

    Prerequisite: 54 hours.

    This course is designed for non-business majors. Topics include principles of employee supervision, recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, labor relations, and separation. This course will be of particular value to managerial, supervisory, administrative, professional, and technical personnel in a variety of organizational settings. Cannot be used to satisfy any requirement for a College of Business major. Cannot be taken for credit by students who have previously received credit for MGT 345.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 340 Principles of Management

    Prerequisite: 54 hours, including PSY 121; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of individual, interpersonal, and group behavior within organizations and the behavioral implications of management processes. The interaction of human, technological, structural, global, ethical, and environmental factors are also discussed. A "C" grade or better is required in this course in order to take ACC 555. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 341 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

    Prerequisite: MGT 340; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An in-depth study of individual and organizational behaviors, processes, and leadership. Such areas as individual differences, group dynamics, organizational processes, organizational change/development, and culture and ethics will be addressed utilizing a variety of interactive teaching methods.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 342 Leading and Designing Organizations

    Prerequisite: MGT 340; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of the macro-organization functioning with emphasis on how organization design dimensions interrelate to effect performance. Organization dimensions studied include environment, technology, size, structure, leadership, and effectiveness.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 345 Designing, Managing and Evaluating Human Resources Management Programs

    Prerequisite: MGT 340 and QBA 237; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Developing competitive advantage through people by establishing strategic human resource programs including staffing, training, performance management, and compensation initiatives, with a focus on human resource metrics in decision-making and program evaluation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 384 Entrepreneurship

    Prerequisite: ACC 201 and MGT 340 and MKT 350; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An exposure to the dynamics of identifying opportunities and dealing with the risks of implementing new ideas and ventures. In consultation with the instructor, students assess the viability of real business ventures. Cases are referred through the Small Business Development Center. Emphasis is placed on team preparation and presentation of a feasibility study.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 394 Cooperative Education in Management

    Prerequisite: acceptance into Cooperative Education Program and permission of department head; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    The opportunity to earn academic credit in a planned learning process that integrates academic training with supervised work experience. This is a variable content course that may be repeated to a total of 6 semester hours in Cooperative Education.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 397 Business Report Writing

    Prerequisite: MGT 286; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Intensive preparation in the fundamentals of writing various types of business reports. Attention given to methods of and practice in determining the purpose, planning the investigation, collecting and organizing data, interpreting findings, and making oral and written presentations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 398 Managerial Communication

    Prerequisite: UHC 110 and COM 115 and ENG 221; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Accelerated study of organizational communications theory and practice. Emphasis on international communication and ethics. Individual and small group development of a variety of business documents and presentations. Replaces MGT 286 and 397.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 400 Topics in Management

    Prerequisite: MGT 340; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A variable content course with topics that can change from semester to semester depending upon student and faculty interests. Topics generally require previous study in management. Examples: entrepreneurship, federal regulation of personnel management, designing structure for growth organizations, computerization and human resource management, stress and time management, managing not-for-profit organizations, women in management, and management feasibility studies. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 408 Sponsorships in Entertainment and Sport

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Study of how sponsorship is a symbiotic revenue relationship between a brand and an entertainment/sport property, including reasons for the growth of sponsorship, benefits for brands, and benefits for properties. Other concepts examined include activation, cross-promotion, sponsorship tiers, associative benefits, sponsorship sales, and evaluative techniques for sponsorships.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 410 Venue Management

    Prerequisite: undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program; Recommended: MGT 310.

    Study of the management of venues such as convention centers, sports arenas, theme parks, performing arts centers, etc. Topics addressed include technical, financial, legal, risk, contracting, and political implications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 412 Managing Events in Entertainment and Sport

    Prerequisite: MGT 340 and MGT 310; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program; others by permission of instructor.

    Study of the financing, management and marketing processes of various entertainment and sport events. Topics addressed include alignment of events with organizational values and mission; strategic planning of an event; cost/benefit analysis; operational effectiveness; factors involving promotion, audience, partnerships, environment, revenue and cost centers; management of an event's stakeholder groups; analysis of pre- and post-even activities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 413 Managing the Sport Enterprise

    Prerequisite: MGT 340 and MGT 310; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program; others by permission of instructor.

    Study of the distinct nature of the sport business and the application of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating techniques applied to the operation of sport enterprises. Topics include the unique nature of the sport product; sport financial management principles, including cost sources and revenue streams; and the impact of sport as a social institution on the marketplace.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring, Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 440 Leadership Skill Development

    Prerequisite: MGT 340 and MGT 341; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    The focus of this course is a comprehensive review of the theories and core behaviors of leadership, with minor emphasis given to trait, behavioral, and contingency approaches and associated core leader behaviors. Emphasis will also be placed on the applications of theory to management practice. Students will develop an understanding of and skill in applying leadership behaviors to management functions, roles and activities. The course includes self-assessments of leadership style, cases, and experiential exercises.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 441 Authentic Leadership in Business

    Prerequisite: MGT 440; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    This course examines the unique ethical demands of leadership and prepares students to better meet these challenges. Alternative perspectives of leadership and ethics are explored and applied to emergent ethical issues facing organizations. The overall mission of the course is to promote ethical decision-making and authentic leadership in organizations. The course seeks to teach students to recognize and be sensitive to moral issues, to consider such issues from multiple perspectives, to engage in a systematic and transparent analysis of alternatives, and to take individual responsibility for their decisions and ethical conduct. Short cases, videos, news stories, self-assessment, exercises, and readings will be used to stimulate discussion.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 442 Selected Topics in Organizational Behavior

    Prerequisite: MGT 340; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    This course will focus on major current and emerging issues in organizational behavior (OB). Issues include topics such as motivation and leadership, communications, stress and wellness programs, group dynamics, etc. A single or selected set of topics will be dealt with in any given offering of the course. Content, research findings, and practical application of major models and theories will be stressed through a variety of approaches intended to maximize student involvement. The course content will vary as demanded by student interest, faculty expertise, and environmental changes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 447 International Management

    Prerequisite: MGT 340; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    A study of management principles and practices as they relate to the management of international organizations. Emphasis is placed on understanding, analyzing, and integrating managerial concepts within the context of cross-cultural settings. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 447 and MGT 747.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 450 Human Resource Development

    Prerequisite: MGT 345; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    The design, implementation and evaluation of employee development programs. Topics covered include: training needs, analysis, learning theory, training methods, validity, and legal requirements. Specific employee development programs are discussed as they relate to executives, managers, and supervisors in organizations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 451 Human Resource Acquisition

    Prerequisite: MGT 345; and QBA 337 or concurrent enrollment; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An in-depth study of the application of Federal and state laws and regulations to HRM practices regarding the acquisition of human resources, appropriate and effective techniques of job analysis, HR planning, recruitment, and a detailed study of techniques and procedures for ensuring valid and effective selection of employees.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 465 Managing the Human Resource Environment and Employment Relationship

    Prerequisite: MGT 345; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Managing the employment relationship and the environment of human resources through the study of the legal, regulatory, and contextual considerations of the work environment. Topics include labor and employment law, workplace safety and health regulation, compensation regulation, and employee rights and responsibilities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 466 Advanced Issues in Human Resources Management

    Prerequisite: MGT 345 and QBA 237; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    An in-depth study of practical human resource management issues and the steps involved in the design and implementation of employee selection systems, training programs, and performance appraisal systems. Included are methods of job analysis and the design and utilization of appraisal forms useful to managers. Based on practical considerations, some experiential techniques are used. Recent developments relevant to human resources practices will also be covered.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 486 Administrative Communication

    Prerequisite: MGT 286; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Analysis of various business problem situations and development of appropriate communication strategies.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy

    Prerequisite: 102 hours including FIN 380 and MKT 350 and MKT 364; Marketing majors may substitute MKT 450 for MKT 364; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Integration of specialized areas of business administration; coordination of various business functions from the standpoint of the formulation, implementation and control of business objectives, strategies and policies.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 494 Internship in Management

    Prerequisite: permission of department head and for Entertainment Management majors, completion of MGT 310 or MGT 410; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Opportunity to obtain simultaneously the practical as well as the theoretical knowledge through internship with cooperating businesses.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 496 Readings in Business Administration-Management

    Prerequisite: permission of department head; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Planned readings designed to intensify and supplement the area of management.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 543 New Venture Management

    Prerequisite: MGT 384; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Students conduct extensive research and in-depth analysis in starting or expanding their own business venture. Major topics include new venture strategy, sources of capital, and growth management. Emphasis is placed on student preparation and presentation of a complete business plan. May be taught concurrently with MGT 643. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 643 and MGT 543.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 546 Direct Compensation System Management

    Prerequisite: MGT 345; and QBA 337 or concurrent enrollment; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Development and management of job-based and individual-based pay systems using job evaluation, skill/competency analysis and certification, wage surveys, and related techniques. The development of performance appraisal systems and the creation of individual-based, team-based, and aggregate performance-based pay systems are studied with emphasis on the strategic aspects of pay, internal consistency, external competitiveness, and legal compliance. May be taught concurrently with MGT 646. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 646 and MGT 546.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 560 History of Management Thought

    Prerequisite: MGT 340; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Background and interrelationship of classical, behavioral science, systems and quantitative management schools of thought; works of major contributors to contemporary management concepts, practices and theory. May be taught concurrently with MGT 680. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 680 and MGT 560.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 561 Practicum in Small Business Operations

    Prerequisite: MGT 384; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Students solve real problems within the small business environment. Students gain first-hand experience in assessing and improving the operations of existing entrepreneurial firms. Cases are referred through the Small Business Development Center. May be taught concurrently with MGT 671. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 671 and MGT 561.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 596 Research Issues and Problems: Management

    Prerequisite: 90 hours; and permission of department head; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Research issues and projects growing from particular needs which may require additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. Undergraduates only may repeat to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with MGT 697. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 697 and MGT 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 600 Administrative, Organizational and Operations Concepts for Managers

    Prerequisite: permission of a director of a College of Business graduate program.

    Comprehensive study of the fundamentals of the management function, organizational behavior and design, and production and operations management. Designed for graduate students who have not had undergraduate courses in management or organizational behavior and operations management. This course will not be counted in the hours required for a College of Business graduate degree.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 643 New Venture Management

    Students conduct extensive research and in-depth analysis in starting or expanding their own business venture. Major topics include new venture strategy, sources of capital, and growth management. Emphasis is placed on student preparation and presentation of a complete business plan. May be taught concurrently with MGT 543. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 543 and MGT 643.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 646 Direct Compensation System Management

    Development and management of job-based and individual-based pay systems using job evaluation, skill/competency analysis and certification, wage surveys, and related techniques. The development of performance appraisal systems and the creation of individual-based, team-based, and aggregate performance-based pay systems are studied with emphasis on the strategic aspects of pay, internal consistency, external competitiveness, and legal compliance. May be taught concurrently with MGT 546. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 546 and MGT 646.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 671 Practicum in Small Business Operations

    Students solve real problems within the small business environment. Students gain first-hand experience in assessing and improving the operations of existing entrepreneurial firms. Cases are referred through the Small Business Development Center. May be taught concurrently with MGT 561. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 561 and MGT 671.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 680 History of Management Thought

    Background and interrelationship of classical, behavioral science, systems and quantitative management schools of thought; works of major contributors to contemporary management concepts, practices and theory. May be taught concurrently with MGT 560. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 560 and MGT 680.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 697 Research Issues and Problems: Management

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Research issues and projects growing from particular needs which may require additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be taught concurrently with MGT 596. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 596 and MGT 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 701 Health Services Organization

    Introduction to the health services delivery system. Analysis of the organizing, financing, and distribution of health services. Alternate delivery systems such as hospitals, acute care facilities, long-term facilities, prepaid practices, fee-for-services group practices and others are examined. Forces shaping present and future health care are evaluated.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 702 Managing Healthcare Organizations

    Prerequisite: MGT 701 or permission of instructor.

    A broad overview of techniques and practices applied to managing healthcare provider organizations at levels including governing board; professional staff; executive offices; and operational systems that deliver acute care, rehabilitation, diagnosis, therapy, ambulatory care, clinical information, clinical support, patient access, facilities and nutrition services. Organizational settings will include hospitals; physician practices; integrated health systems; rehabilitation and sub-acute facilities; behavioral medicine; long-term care; hospice; and home health. Course format will include a series of guest presentations from actively practicing, senior healthcare executives, along with visits to healthcare organizations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 703 Health Law and Ethics

    This course will provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical issues facing healthcare managers. Statutory and common law legal doctrines applicable to hospitals, physicians, health systems and organizations, including current court decisions, Office of Inspector General and Internal Revenue Service determinations will be included. The course will touch on many legal and ethical subjects, including professional and institutional liability, provider-patient relationships, employment laws and sexual harassment, compliance-related areas that include Stark regulations, end-of-life care, physician-assisted suicide, and individual patient rights.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 704 Human Resources in Healthcare Organizations

    Prerequisite: MGT 600 or equivalent.

    Integration of human resources management into the strategic and operational decision-making processes of a contemporary healthcare organization. Functional topics include HR strategic planning, HR legal environment, direct and indirect compensation strategies, recruitment/selection/retention, workforce planning, job design and analysis, performance management, productivity analysis, workforce development/training, employee/labor and stakeholder relations and safety/health considerations. Particular consideration for HR concepts related to clinical professionals and physicians.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 705 Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations

    Prerequisite: 18 graduate hours in health administration, including FIN 788.

    Integration of the functional areas of healthcare organizations via the strategic planning process. Emphasis is placed upon the identification of major strategic processes for healthcare organizations as well as policy issues related to the current and anticipated future healthcare environment.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 706 Organizational Communication

    Intensive study of communication behavior within various types of business organizations; provides student opportunities to develop communication skills further and to apply one's capacity to use effective organizational communication concepts through written and oral presentations. Emphasis upon the study of oral communication within business.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 711 Measurement and Management of Quality in Health Care

    Prerequisite: MGT 600 and QBA 600.

    Design, implementation, and management of health quality systems. Major emphasis placed on controlling health care costs through a reduction of waste and defects. Exposure to a variety of quality tools and quantitative techniques aimed at measuring performance and fostering continuous improvement.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 747 International Management

    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; and MGT 600 or equivalent.

    A study of management theory and practices as related to international organizations that are multinational in nature. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, understanding, and integrating managerial concepts as they apply to cross-cultural settings. Students are required to complete a research project. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 447 and MGT 747.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 760 Selected Topics in Management

    Variable topics course in Management. Areas studied will be announced each semester in the class schedule. Course requirements include extensive readings, a paper, and, when appropriate, field trips.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 761 Operations Management: Comparative Theory and Practice

    Advanced study of the operations function in organizations. Emphasis is placed on operations management, planning and controlling techniques as they apply to all types of domestic and international organizations. Cost output-profit decisional techniques and productivity issues are studied as they relate to managerial goals, environmental conditions, and economic developments.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 762 Problems in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations

    Prerequisite: MGT 600 or equivalent.

    Intensive examination of the institutional, legal, and policy considerations of the parties involved in human resources management and labor relations with an emphasis on current issues.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 764 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; and MGT 600 or equivalent.

    Study of individual and group behavior viewed from a managerial perspective within the organizational setting. Attention is focused on applications by managers of theory and research about the interaction between human beings and the formal organization, with emphasis on individual differences, interpersonal relations, and small group dynamics.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 765 Organization Structure and Design

    An intensive macro approach to the study of the organization with emphasis on the interrelationships of organizational dimensions as they interact to effect organization design. Topics covered include environment, technology, work flows, structure, size, power, objectives, managerial philosophies, and effectiveness.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 767 Organization Strategy and Policy

    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; 18 graduate hours in business administration and economics at the 700 level, including FIN 780 and MKT 772.

    Integration of the functional areas of business via the strategic planning process. Emphasis is placed upon the formulation, implementation, and control of an organization's mission, objectives, strategies, and policies as determined by external and internal analyses.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 770 Leadership Development

    Prerequisite: MGT 764.

    Comprehensive review of the writings and theories of leadership. Focuses on building skills to inspire and organize people to achieve tangible results. Comprehensive self-assessments, experiential exercises, action learning projects, and individually tailored skill-improvement plans.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 790 Seminar in Management

    Prerequisite: 15 hours of graduate business administration courses and permission from the MBA Program Director.

    Critical evaluation and analysis of theory, research and practice in management.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 794 Internship: Management

    Prerequisite: permission of the director of the appropriate graduate program and department head.

    In consultation with the coordinating professor, the student is engaged in first-hand experience with a business, organization, or other professional entity. A portfolio of assigned work shall be collected, examined and evaluated during the semester.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 796 Independent Study: Business Administration

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

    In consultation with the advisor, student selects for intensive study a specific area of concern related to the student's program with emphasis on research.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • MGT 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA) courses

  • QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics

    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MTH 135 or higher.

    Collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data related to business, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, probability distributions, sampling, standard error, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis. Computer statistical packages will be utilized in analysis of a variety of applications problems. Cannot receive credit toward a degree for more than one of the following courses: AGR 330, MTH 340, PSY 200, QBA 237, REC 328, SOC 302.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics

    Prerequisite: QBA 237 or equivalent; and undergraduate business majors must be admitted to degree program.

    Business application of hypothesis testing, tests of goodness of fit and independence, analysis of variance, regression analysis and correlation, nonparametric methods, time series and forecasting, statistical process control, and decision theory. Computer statistical packages will be utilized in analysis of a variety of applications problems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • QBA 600 Statistical Methods in Business Research

    Prerequisite: permission of a director of a College of Business Graduate Program.

    Comprehensive study of the fundamentals of statistics. Designed for graduate students who have not had an undergraduate statistics course. This course will not be counted in the hours required for a College of Business graduate degree.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • QBA 737 Research Design and Analysis

    Prerequisite: QBA 775 or concurrent enrollment.

    Advanced statistical methods for conducting research in business and economics. Discussion and application of design procedures, hypotheses formulation, data collection and data analysis. Topics include regression analysis, and analysis of variance, multivariate analysis, experimental design, nonparametric methods, etc. Computer statistical packages will be used extensively.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • QBA 775 Quantitative Methods in Business Decision Making

    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; and QBA 600 or equivalent.

    A study of quantitative methods used to improve the decision-making process in business. Major topics include constrained optimization models, forecasting models, distribution/network models, simulation models, and project scheduling.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings