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MGS 3100 Business Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ACCT 2101, and ACCT 2102, and ECON 2105, and ECON 2106, and CIS 2010, and BUSA 2106 and MATH 1111 or higher
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course provides a frame of reference for using models in support of decision making in an enterprise, then intro- duces some of the most commonly useful modeling approaches and principles. Topics covered include model components, simulation, optimization, time series and causal forecasting, decision analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and quality management. The course emphasizes hands-on application of the techniques using commonly available software, and demonstrates the value of these approaches in a wide variety of functional settings.

MGS 3400 Managing People in Organizations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course introduces students to the nature of organizations and to the interaction of the people within them, while acknowledging the realities of organizing for goal-oriented purposes. This course includes a self-assessment component in which students will analyze and understand their own tendencies to act within organizations. Other component topics include: working with subordinates, managers, and peers, within organizations. Students will also critically analyze workplace situations and offer feedback solutions.

MGS 4000 Managerial Decision Making
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070, and MGS 3100, and BCOM 3950
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course focuses on how managers, individually and in groups, make decisions. It covers the major descriptive and normative models of managerial problem diagnosis and alter- native generation. By comprehending how managers solve problems, students are prepared to build computer-based support tools. Cases and mini-examples are used to apply the concepts and methods to real-world problems.

MGS 4020 Introduction to Business Intelligence
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

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

MGS 4110 Analysis of Business Data
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

The aim of this course is to provide the student with the background to run a statistical project from the data collection stage through analysis and interpretation of the results. The course is divided into three major parts. The first part of the course discusses data collection methods including the various common sampling designs and questionnaire development. In the second part, students are introduced to the high-level statistical package SAS to provide them with the power to perform data analysis. In the third part, the students will use the procedures from SAS to analyze and interpret the data.

MGS 4140 Business Modeling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
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 covers applications in stra- tegic, planning, financial management, operations/project management, and marketing research. These topics are cover- ed in the context of the emerging information technology architecture.

MGS 4300 Managing Human Resources
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

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

MGS 4320 Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4300 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course examines the legal environment that directly impacts the human resource functions of organizations. Federal, state, and local legislation and important court and administrative decisions are highlighted, especially recent developments, for their impact upon managerial decision making.

MGS 4360 Human Resource Selection
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

rerequisite: MGS 3400. This course focuses on the selection process in organizations. Topics covered include job analysis, measurement, equal employment opportunity laws, applications, interviews, psychological tests, and performance appraisal. Theory and research underlying selection principles are reviewed, and practical application is emphasized.

MGS 4380 Human Resource Analytics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course is designed to develop an understanding of how to apply existing business analytics tools and techniques to the human resource function of the organization and to strategic decision making regarding the workforce of an organization. The course covers techniques related to human resource analytics, performance metrics, and the integration of technology to create and sustain effective HRM practices that contribute to the effectiveness of organizations. Strategic issues such as privacy, ethical, and legal considerations are also addressed.

MGS 4385 Employee Benefit Plans (Same as RMI 4530)
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course examines the characteristics and design of employee benefit plans, including group insurance, pensions, and profit sharing. These plans are evaluated in terms of their cost and effectiveness. Consideration is given to employee communications, taxation, collective bargaining, social insurance systems, and international benefit programs.

MGS 4389 Directed Reading in Managerial Science
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This 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 that are not covered in other course offerings and special in-depth coverage beyond normal course offerings. Instruction and guidance are normally on a tutorial basis. Students must make arrangements to take this course with an appropriate MGS faculty member at least two weeks prior to the end of the preceding term.

MGS 4390 Compensation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

Compensation plans are designed and implemented to provide fair renumeration for services received. This course discusses the major environmental influences on compensation practices and shows how those influences as well as organizational and employee influences are translated into the development of equitable pay systems within organizations. The course also examines how the external environment affects the types of benefits employers choose to provide for their employees.

MGS 4410 Financial and Managerial Decisions in Emerging Markets: India
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Description

This program provides an opportunity to examine the business climate in emerging markets together with field experience in India. Students will receive academic instruction both at Georgia State and in India. They will gain insight into doing business in India, especially financial and managerial issues, within the greater context of the emerging markets. Frameworks for entering a foreign market will be discussed, with emphasis on the cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic distances between countries. Students will gain familiarity with family businesses as well as multinationals operating within India. The in-country experience will allow students to observe and discuss first-hand how companies work within the structure of the Indian economy.

MGS 4420 Becoming a Leader
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

Students critically evaluate the definition and meaning of leadership, developing their own interpretations and definitions of leadership after learning how others have interpreted and defined it. They also analyze their own leadership strengths and limitations and engage in activities to improve their leadership skills.

MGS 4430 Negotiation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course is designed to help students become better negotiators by understanding and practicing the negotiation strategies and tactics appropriate for different situations. The course focuses primarily on negotiation planning, distributive negotiation, and integrative negotiation. The course is a general treatment of negotiation that is useful to students from a broad range of majors.

MGS 4440 Working in Teams
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course provides a structured approach to better understand how teamwork contributes to organizations, the conditions that make interactions between people and groups highly effective, and how to best put this effectiveness to work. Topics include work teams as a vehicle to improving organizational performance, designing a team-based organization, team organizational models, work team implementation issues, training and developing teams, team building programs, and leadership in a team-based organization.

MGS 4470 Organizational Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course provides an understanding of the importance of communication within organizations and knowledge of the nature of the communications process. It promotes the ability to analyze and deal with communications potentials and problems as part of the organizing process.

MGS 4610 Corporate Social Responsibility
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course is centered upon the theory and application of Corporate Social Responsibility. The concept of the triple bottom line, i.e. planet, people and profits is examined for a variety of global corporations. These “three P’s” re- enforce the notion of stakeholder issues taking precedence over shareholder concerns. We examine the interrelationships among business, government and society and develop a frame-work of corporate sustainability and opportunity balanced with corporate awareness and responsibility.

MGS 4700 Operations Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100 or permission of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course provides an introduction to the concepts underlying production and operations management. Such topics as inventory control, supply chain management, quality control, work measurement, and production methods, are covered. The topics covered are integrated using a systems approach to the operations of an organization.

MGS 4710 Supply Chain Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4700
Description

Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours. This course focuses on the basic concepts, issues, and techniques needed for efficient and effective supply chain and operations management, i.e., procurement, operations and network planning. Supply Chain management introduces high-level strategy and concepts while giving students the practical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. Special emphasis is placed on process improvement and supply chain management. Topics include the link between supply chain and customer value; supply chain and corporate value creation; creating a responsive supply chain; managing the global pipeline; managing supply chain relationships; managing risk in the supply chain; and creating a sustainable supply chain.

MGS 4730 Project Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070, and MGS 3400
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course addresses the structured process for managing projects. The emphasis in the course is on defining, planning, and controlling projects to successfully complete them within quality specifications, on schedule, and within budget. Project management software is used in the course. Other topics include project organization, roles of the project manager and team members, and project leadership.

MGS 4740 Operation Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4700
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course addressed the development and implementation of production/operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate/business strategies and with those of other functional areas. Topics include planning and implementation of operations strategies, organizational design for operations, and productivity improvement.

MGS 4760 Total Quality Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4700
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

The course emphasizes the strategic importance of quality, the management of quality, problem-solving tools for quality assurance, and statistical process control methods. In addition, this course provides the business student with a set of skills for achieving and maintaining quality assurance and process or service control. Cases and problem solving exercises reinforce the basic concepts and principles of Quality Management.

MGS 4770 Service Operations Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4700
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
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- preneurship and are presented as an integrated system approach to the service organization.

MGS 4780 Supply Chain Analytics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

Analytics has been increasingly used in managing supply chain and logistics operations. This course is designed to help students understand analytics tools and techniques for the design, analysis, execution and integration of supply chains. The course covers a variety of modeling and datadriven techniques for strategic, tactical, and operational decision making for supply chain and network problems. Students will learn how to apply analytics methods. Topics include demand forecasting, capacity planning, sourcing, sales and operations planning, location analysis, and inventory management for supply and logistics networks.

MGS 4860 Management Studies Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400, and consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

Emphasizing a collaborative rather that competitive learn- ing 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 integral 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 understand- ing of international business challenges relating to manage- ment. Company visits showcase evolving corporate profiles in the global marketplace. This course may include a Signature Experience component.