BA 5001 MBA Advantage Problem Solving and Creativity
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites None
Corequisites None
Requirements Acceptance into the MBA program
Description

This course introduces creative approaches to problem solving. These approaches include puzzles, games, visualization, and creative thinking. This course will be delivered in a 4 hour workshop format. Incoming MBA students will learn to enhance their skills in identifying, traming and finding solutions to problems in both structured and unstructured ways. Individual and group problem-solving methods are compared. New MBA students are required to complete this course during the first year in the program. Course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

BA 5002 MBA Advantage Case Methodology
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites None
Corequisites None
Requirements Acceptance into the MBA program
Description

This course introduces the case method of learning. Incoming MBA students will learn how to read a case, identify the problem present, collect relevant facts, develop multiple alternatives to solving the problem, decide which is the most appropriate solution, present the rational and justification, prepare for a comprehensive class discussion and determine the linkages between case learning and decision-making in business organizations. This course will be delivered in a one-day workshop format. New MBA students are required to complete this course during the first year in the program. Course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

BA 6999 Responsible Conduct in Research
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites None
Description

Requiements: CSP: 1, 7.
This course is Part 2 of the Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) program at GSU, developed in response to the America Competes Act requirements. The SARI program is designed to offer students enrolled in undergraduate research, graduate degree programs, and post doctoral programs comprehensive training in the responsible conduct of research in a manner that is tailored to address the issues faced by students in their respective programs. The SARI program includes two parts: Part 1, CITI online-training, and Part 2, a 5 hours discussion-based course in responsible conduct of research. This course fulfills the latter requirement and covers universal and discipline-specific material regarding how research should be conducted responsibly and ethically.

BA 8100 Managing Corporate Integrity
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000 and MBA 8030
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

Cross listed with LAW 7339.
The course exposes business and law students to fundamental issues and current best practices in managing legal/ethical compliance and corporate social responsibility. Course topics cover both domestic and international business issues, including child labor, environmental sustainability, anti-corruption, and human rights. Special attention is given to preparing law and management students to understand and manage the demands on U.S and international corporations making complex business decisions in the face of increasing expectations for transparency and accountability. Structured around real-world cases that simulate the challenges of today?s domestic and global markets, the course equips students to manage and integrate the differing perspectives of lawyers and managers.

BA 9000 Doctoral Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 18.0
Prerequisites Doctoral standing
Description

Doctoral students who have not yet passed the preliminary examination and are not registered for nine or more semester hours of course work on their program of study must register for this course to satisfy the continuous registration requirement. A grade of S or U will be assigned based on attendance and participation in departmental research activities.

BA 9200 Seminar in University Teaching
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The seminar is concerned with problems relating to teaching and research in business administration. Various teaching methods including lecture, case and incident methods, sociodrama techniques, and tutorial procedures are examined. The problems of particular subject fields, of different levels of classes of students, and of the function of the examination process are considered.

BA 9260 Theory Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students understand how to develop theory and surface a theoretical contribution. They understand the distinction between identifying a business problem and a scientific problem, and the approaches to achieve rigor and relevance. They learn about the elements of a theory and the approaches to build theory. They understand the distinction between process and variance models, and the importance of achieving correspondence between theoretical arguments and model specification. They develop an understanding about how to leverage context and time in building theory, and about multi-dimensional constructs and multi-level models. Cumulatively, they develop the skills and understanding to formulate a research question, synthesize the literature, build a theory, and specify a model.

BA 9280 Quantitative Research Methods in Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course develops skills in designing, evaluating, and understanding quantitative methods and methodologies for research in the social science paradigm. Students also acquire skills in developing research proposals, supporting methodological choices, and understanding how to successfully publish their work. The course is intended for students across the business disciplines.

BA 9300 Qualitative Research Methods in Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course helps develop knowledge and skills in the application and use of qualitative research techniques. The course provides a survey of the methodological literature on qualitative research methods paired with appropriate article-length exemplars in the disparate businesss disciplines. This course covers a variety of different research strategies including case study, ethnography, grounded theory, and action research. In addition, students acquire skills in developing a research design, and qualitative date collection and analysis techniques, and authoring research manuscripts.

BA 9320 Managerial Decision Making
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 6
Description

This course introduces students to the subject of managerial decision-making. Decision-making is obviously a very important part of what managers do. Research into managerial decision-making is highly relevant to a wide variety of business school disciplines including: accounting, marketing, managerial sciences, information systems, risk management and insurance, and real estate. Drawing on relevant theories and academic journal articles, the student is introduced to bounded rationality, cognitive biases, bounded awareness and ethicality, framing effects, escalation of commitment, whistle blowing, negotiator cognition, and emotional influences on decision making.

BA 9500 Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 18.0
Prerequisites completion of preliminary examination
Description

Doctoral students who have passed the preliminary examination must register for this course each term (excluding summer term) until graduation to satisfy the continuous registration requirement. A grade of IP (indicating that satisfactory progress was made on the dissertation) or U (indicating lack of satisfactory progress) is assigned each term. At the end of the term during which the dissertation is completed/defended, a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) is assigned to the student.