MGS 8020 Business Intelligence
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Description

This course focuses on the features, uses, and design strategies for IT-enabled managerial decision support. Model- based, data-based, and knowledge-based applications for business intelligence and corporate decision making are emphasized. Implementation issues in the context of emerging business environments also addressed. Application areas include financial analysis, marketing research, and project management.

MGS 8040 Data Mining
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Description

This course covers various analytical techniques to extract managerial information from large data warehouses. A number of well-defined data-mining tasks such as classification, estimation, prediction, affinity grouping and clustering, and data visualization are discussed. Design and imple- mentation issues for corporate data warehousing are also covered.

MGS 8110 Applied Regression Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

The basic aim of this course is to improve the student’s understanding of the various uses of regression analysis. These uses range from linear to nonlinear estimations. Both bivariate and multivariate regression are discussed. Acquainting the student with the assumptions of the general regression model is another aim of the course. Practical suggestions are given for checking the regression model by examining the residuals. A description and comparison of the basic types of regression computer programs are presented.

MGS 8140 Management Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1,3,4,7
Description

Various optimization techniques are surveyed with an emphasis on the why and how of these types of models as opposed to a detailed theoretical approach. Students develop optimization models which re- late to their areas of interest. Spreadsheets are used extensively to accomplish the mathematical manipulations. Emphasis is placed on input requirements and interpretation of results.

MGS 8150 Business Modeling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Description

This course covers the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for managerial decision making. Various techniques for analytical modeling, such as forecasting, optimization, simulation, decision analysis, and classification, are discussed. Students gain mastery in developing complex financial models implemented in decision support systems that cover applications in strategic plann- ing, financial management, operations/project management, and marketing research. These topics are covered in the context of emerging information technology architecture. emerging information technology architecture.

MGS 8170 Statistical Modeling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

This course presents applications of important statistical models for organizational analysis and decision making. Applied research based on observational studies is emphasized. The SAS statistical package is employed to analyze data using various statistical techniques. Examples of statistical models and techniques include exploratory data analysis, factor analysis, regression analysis, discriminant analysis, and cluster analysis.

MGS 8200 Introduction to the Management of People, Processes and Projects
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

he purpose of this course is to provide a solid foundation in the key theories and tools of systems thinking, communication, problem solving and critical thinking in management contexts and in the basic components of organizations. Students will apply these tools and conceptual knowledge to basic problems of people, processes and projects in organizations.

MGS 8300 Human Resource Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course provides a survey of the field of human resource management. Topics covered include strategic human resource management, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, training and development, compensation, and labor relations.

MGS 8320 Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resource Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course examines legal issues related to various aspects of human resource management. Students review legislation and case law related to discrimination, employment-at-will, negligence, contingent workers, safety, compensation, and labor. Emphasis is placed on avoiding unnecessary litigation.

MGS 8360 Designing Talent Acquisition and Development Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 8300
Requirements None
Description

This course focuses on the human resource recruitment and selection functions of orgainzations. Topics covered in- clude methods of recruitment, organizational choice, job analysis, validation, laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity, interviewing, testing, and orgainzational socialization. Both the theoretical foundations of the re- cruitment and selection functions as well as the practical application of these activities are presented.

MGS 8389 Directed Reading in Managerial Science
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor, good academic standing
Description
MGS 8390 Total Rewards Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements None
Description

This course focuses on how organizations use pay, benefits, and reward systems to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Linkage between compensation and firm competitiveness are emphasized. This course is relevant for both small and large businesses.

MGS 8410 Financial and Managerial Decisions: A Study Abroad Experience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 8000 or MBA 8135 or MGS 8200
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 7
Description

Cross listed with FI 8410. This study abroad program provides an opportunity to examine the business climate in foreign markets, with field experience in a specific foreign market. Students will gain insight into financial and managerial issues, with emphasis on the capital structure of firms, the organization of financial markets, and cross-cultural influence on corporate governance practices and managerial decision making and entrepreneurship. The in-country experience will allow students to observe and discuss first-hand how companies work within that market.

MGS 8420 Enhancing Leadership Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Participants in this course are introduced-to various pro- cesses and tactics that are used to enhance leadership skills, as well as to various perspectives on important leadership skill content that can help to guide and motivate their development as leaders. They undergo assessments of their leadership-relevant skills and characteristics, and receive guidance on how to improve as leaders. Skills im- provement comes from enhanced insight and knowledge, act- ivities conducted in class, as well as from out-of-class tasks that participants design themselves. The course is premised on the assumption that participants have had some leadership experience, since the course requires partici- pants to reflect on their leadership experiences and skills so that their leadership skills can be improved.

MGS 8425 Coaching for Leadership
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

This course identifies the roles of leadership coaching and links the applications of behavioral theory to the coaching process. The course enables students to apply appropriate assessment activities, goal-setting activities, communication processes, well-designed interventions, and feedback activities to an effective coaching process. This course focuses on one-on-one coaching relationships.

MGS 8430 Negotiation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course is designed to help students become better negotiators by understanding and practicing the negotiation strategies and tactics appropriate for different situations. These situations range from simple buying and selling to establishing long-term agreements with key business partners. Advanced topics such as agent-principal negotiations and multi-party negotiations are also included. The course is a general treatment of negotiation that is useful to students from a broad range of majors.

MGS 8435 Power in Organizations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

Students examine sources of personal and organizational power, then develop skills for obtaining and using power. The course focuses on management-oriented views of resource control and dependency as well as strategic, political, and service-based approaches to power. Through case studies, exercises, and in-depth discussions, students learn to apply the theories to their own and others’ circumstances.

MGS 8450 Leading Organizational Change
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course is designed to train theorists/researchers/practitioners in organizational development and change. It provides an overview of the theory and practice of making organizations more effective by changing individual attitudes and behaviors, group relationships, and organizational cultures. An experiential approach to organizational development interventions and methods is offered.

MGS 8455 Strategic Leadership: Leading Implementation of Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites It is recommended that students take MGS 8420 or a similar course prior to taking MGS 8455
Requirements CSP: 1, 7
Description

This course focuses on one of the more important areas in strategic management and one of the biggest challenges in leadership: The role of CEOs and other top managers as the leader of strategy implementation. The basic objective of this course is to develop a student’s ability to understand the role and effect of the leader on the company’s strategy, performance, and vitality. Students will increase their capabilities in strategic leadership when evaluating situations, identifying alternative plans of action, making strategic choices, and implementing these choices with effectiveness.

MGS 8500 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7
Description

This is an introductory survey course for students who might be interested in starting their own businesses or who might develop new businesses in the corporate environment. The environment of entrepreneurship and the behaviors of entrepreneurs are studied. Students learn how to recognize and evaluate new business opportunities. Two major activities in the course are to interview entrepreneurs and to study the feasibility of a business idea.

MGS 8510 Business Plan Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 8500; or consent of instructor
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7
Description

In this course, students develop a business plan either for an independent new venture or for a new corporate venture. The principal objective is to learn how to prepare a full business plan that is ready to be presented to investors. Students present their plans to investors or enter them in a business plan competition. Students critically evaluate the business plans of others, and they interact with investors. Students take Ent 8100 or Ent 8200, but not both.

MGS 8590 Field Study in Entrepreneurship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course immerses graduate students in the planning and execution of complex entrepreneurial activities in a small existing business. Activities involve new business formation, new product planning and introduction, organization direction setting and control, and management of growth or turnaround. While students are under the general supervision of the faculty, they are expected to display responsible independent action and to interact frequently with a business founder, owner, or chief executive. The course may be repeated once for credit.

MGS 8710 Logistics and Supply Chains
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements None
Description

This course covers the design of information and decision systems for allocating resources and scheduling activities. Topics include inventory control,capacity planning, material and resource requirements planning, and the design of computer-based systems for integrated planning and logistics managements (supply chain event management).

MGS 8730 Project Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites An introductory course in probability and statistics
Requirements None
Description

This course covers management techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of project types including information systems development, business start-ups, marketing campaigns, facility relocations, construction, research, and special events. Emphasis is on processes for scheduling, budgeting, and controlling projects. The selection and application of project management software are addressed. Other topics include project organizational structures, qualifications and roles of the project manager, project leadership, team building, and the management of conflict and stress in projects.

MGS 8740 Operations Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course addresses the development and implementation of production/operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate, business, and other functional strategies of the organization. Topics include alternate production strategies and their characteristics, strategy selection, technology management, organization design for operations, integration of information technology into the production environment, and implementation of operations strategy.

MGS 8760 Quality Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course addresses a strategic, structured approach to the design and development of quality management programs in manufacturing and services. The analytical and behavioral aspects of quality management are addressed. Topics include the strategic importance of quality to organization success and the importance of customer orientation and human resource management in a total quality management program.

MGS 8770 Service Operation Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3
Description

This course focuses on the analysis of service sector per- formance and methods designed to improve service operations from a competitiveness standpoint. The topics covered are cross-functional in nature including operations, marketing, human resource management, information technology and entre- preneursip and are presented as an integrated systems approach to the service organization.

MGS 8860 Management Studies Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements None
Description

Emphasizing a collaborative rather than competitive learning environment, this course examines the interrelatedness of economic, political, legal, social, and cultural factors on cross-cultural management issues. Concepts of human be- havior, motivation, strategy, and labor/management relations are linked to practice in different national settings. An extensive international on-site program is an intergral part of this program. Interviews are conducted at a broad range of organizations and industries. Objectives include culti- vating a global mindset and developing a richer under- standing of international business challenges relating to management. Company visits showcase evolving corporate profiles in the global marketplace.

MGS 9150 Reading Seminar in the Decision Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

The coverage of this course is highly variable. The course allows a student with a special interest in an area to pursue his or her interest in whatever depth and direction are appropriate. Examples of such areas are topics not covered in other course offerings and special in-depth coverage beyond normal course offerings. Instruction and guidance are normally on a tutorial basis.

MGS 9300 Seminar in Human Resource Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course presents doctoral students with an in-depth review of the research literature in human resource management. Topics such as the history and development of human resource management, job analysis, employee recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, compensation, and the legal environment of human resource management are examined. Emphasis in the course is given to issues of theory and research methodology.

MGS 9389 Directed Reading in Managerial Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor and PhD coordinator; good academic standing
Description

Requiresents: CSP: None. This PhD-level course allows a student with a special interest in an area to pursue that interest in whatever depth and direction are appropriate. Examples of such areas are topics not covered in other course offerings and special in-depth coverage beyond normal course offerings. Instruction and guidance are normally on a tutorial basis. Because topics may vary, students may take this course multiple times.

MGS 9400 Seminar in Organizational Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements CSSP: None
Description

Operating from an interdisciplinary framework, this seminar is designed to explore the function, structure, and goals of organizations as political, social, and economic units. Emphasis in this course is placed primarily upon the patterns of relationships that are manifested during the various phases of organizational development. Special attention is also given to all forms and types of research, both of an ephemeral and a classical nature, which provide an understanding of the complexities of organizations and organizational behavior.

MGS 9410 Seminar in Organization Design and Implementation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This seminar is designed to train theorists/researchers/practitioners in the design, redesign, and implementation of effective organizations. The seminar focuses on the analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the social and technical systems of organizations with emphasis on the structural changes necessary to improve and maintain productivity and on the quality of work life.

MGS 9470 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Contemporary Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course is devoted to the investigation of significant topics in organizational behavior. It is intended primarily for advanced doctoral students. The course can be repeated when the topics vary; topics are announced in advance.

MGS 9610 Seminar in Competitive Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Ph. D
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

This course is a doctoral level seminar on the major theoretical and empirical approaches to business-level strategy or competitive strategy research. The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with the basic assumptions concepts and theories underlying these topics in the field. The course is intended to expose students to the major theoretical ‘lenses’ that underpin current research in the field and the major research issues to which they are applied. Students will analyze and discuss the major questions in the field and explore ways in which those questions may be addressed both theoretically and empirically.

MGS 9640 Seminar in Strategy Formulation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Ph.D. student status
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

The objective of this doctoral seminar is to acquaint students with the theories and research related to strategy formulation. Students will read, critically analyze and discuss classic and current writings on the processes associated with strategy formulation and the various contexts that affect the process by which competitive strat- egies are developed in organizations. Topics included in this literature include theories of organizational change, decision making processes, top management team attributes, organizational resources, and characteristics of the external operating environment. Student will explore ways in which emerging issues in strategy formulation can be addressed both conceptually and empirically.

MGS 9920 Probability and Statistical Theory I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 9910 and introductory statistics equivalent to MATH 1070
Description

Requiremnts: CSP: 1. This course presents a general outline of the mathematical theory of probability and statistics. Topics include random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distribution theory, estimation, and multivariate distributions.

MGS 9940 Design and Conduct of Experiments
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 9920
Description

Requiremnts: CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7. This course examines epistemologies and methods that lie at the heart of experimental research. It covers validation of experimental instruments, internal and external validity, and statistical conclusion validity derived through the family of ANOVA techniques, regression, and structural equation modeling. Students learn how to properly design an experiment and how to handle problems that come up in actually conducting experiments.

MGS 9950 Regression Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 9920 and BA 6000
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

The focus of the course is on regression as an inferential tool for conducting empirical research. As such, in-depth coverage is given to the topics of parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and residual analysis. Multicollinearity diagnostics and remedies are discussed, and several special topics are covered.

MGS 9960 Multivariate Data Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 9950
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

Multivariate data analysis is illustrated for data re- duction, quasi-experimentation, and true experimentation. Critical assessment of published research is the key goal. Among various techniques covered are multivariate hypothesis testing, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, canonical analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, and multivariate analysis of covariance.