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Business Administration

School/College: Lubar School of Business

Degrees Conferred:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • M.S. in Management
  • Ph.D. in Management Science

Contents

Related Certificates

Overview

The Lubar School of Business offers MBA, M.S., M.S.MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs. Joint programs including the MBA/DNP, Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations, M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Master of Public Administration are offered, as are Graduate Certificates in State and Local Taxation, Nonprofit Management, and Investment Management.

The MBA program is an innovative program designed for success in an increasingly complex business environment. The program is a powerful blend of management theory, functional skills, and practical application. It features a flexible structure and a strong selection of specialized elective tracks and concentrations designed to meet career and professional development needs.

The M.S. in Management program is a unique graduate program designed to develop corporate specialists, offering in-depth knowledge and skills in the following areas of concentration: accounting, finance analysis, information technology management, marketing, professional accounting, and taxation. The program creates an intellectually stimulating learning environment in which students acquire a strong knowledge relevant to their chosen area of concentration and a skill set (critical thinking, analysis, communication) needed for career success.

Lubar School graduate business degree programs are designed to accommodate students with backgrounds in engineering, health care, and the liberal arts and sciences as well as undergraduate majors in business. MBA and M.S. classes are offered during evening hours to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students and many courses in the M.S. Professional Accounting program are offered during the day (Full-time students can also take full advantage of the evening scheduling).

The Executive MBA Program is a two-year accelerated program uniquely designed for mid-career managers, executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Classes meet one day per week, on alternating Fridays and Saturdays, for maximum flexibility for students and employers.

The Ph.D. program is a rigorous and high-quality, research-oriented program that offers students an opportunity to specialize in one of six management fields: accounting, finance, management information systems, marketing, organizations & strategic management, and supply chain/operations management. Individuals completing the program are expected to pursue academic careers in research-oriented schools of management or research careers in public and private enterprises.

The Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters and Science offer a joint degree, the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR). This master's program offers students an interdisciplinary blend of courses and faculty in the areas of human resources and labor relations. The curriculum prepares students for careers as practitioners and emphasizes a firm grounding in both the liberal arts and business.

The Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters and Science also jointly offer the Master of Public Administration degree, with a curriculum that links coursework from Political Science, Business, Urban Planning, and Economics. This program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management careers in local, state, and national government.

The Graduate Certificate in State and Local Taxation is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue or advance careers within tax departments of corporations, CPA firms, law firms, and government agencies.

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management offers students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue or advance careers within nonprofit-sector organizations.

The Graduate Certificate in Investment Management is designed to offer business graduate students the opportunity to enhance their education with focused study in investment management.

Graduate Faculty

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Professors
Dobrev, Stanislas, Ph.D., Stanford University, Manegold Professor
Fischer, Paul M., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, CPA, Jerry Leer Professor
Ghose, Sanjoy, Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
Haseman, William D., Ph.D., Purdue University, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor
Jain, Hemant, Ph.D., Lehigh University, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor
Miller, Janice S., Ph.D., Arizona State University
Mone, Mark, Ph.D., Washington State University
Nambisan, Satish, Ph.D, Syracuse University
Ng, Lillian, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Hans Storr Professor
Peracchio, Laura, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Prasad, V. Kanti, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Bostrom Professor
Ragins, Belle, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Ramamurthy, Keshavamurthy, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Mueller Distinguished Scholar in MIS
Ross, Anthony, Ph.D., Indiana University, Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair
Shaffer, Margaret, Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington, Notebaert Distinguished Chair
Sinha, Atish, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Smunt, Timothy Ph.D., Indiana University, Dean
Soofi, Ehsanolah, Ph.D., University of California-Riverside
Zahedi, Fatemeh (Mariam), DBA, Indiana University, Trisept Solutions Professor in MIS
Zhao, Huimin, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Associate Professors
Abbott, Lawrence J., Ph.D., University of Oregon
Alwan, Layth C., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Bhatnagar, Amit, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Daugherty, Brian, Ph.D., University of Texas-San Antonio, CPA
Freeman, Sarah J., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Goranova, Maria, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Haas, Timothy, Ph.D., Colorado State University.
Kim, Yong-Cheol, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Kimmel, Paul, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, CPA
Kren, Leslie, Ph.D., University of Houston, CPA
Levitas, Edward, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Marcus, Richard, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Nazareth, Derek L., Ph.D., Case Western University
Papatla, Purushottam, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Schadewald, Michael S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, CPA
Sibilkov, Valeriy, Ph.D., Purdue University
Singh, Romila, Ph.D., Drexel University
Srite, Mark, Ph.D., Florida State University
Yang, Xiaojing, Ph.D., Indiana University
Yue, Xiaohang, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Assistant Professors
Brown, Veena, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Fang, Xiang, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
France, Stephen, Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Halford, Joseph, Ph.D., University of Utah
He, Tingting (Tina), Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Hsu, Hung-Chia (Scott), Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Huang, Zhijian (James), Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Kumar, Sanjeev, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Kuzu, Kaan, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Leece, Ryan, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Neely, Dan, Ph.D., University of Houston
Ostinelli, Massimiliano (Max), Ph.D., McGill University
Ren, Hong, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Sidgman, Jurgen, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master of Business Administration

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following program requirements to be considered for admission:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Submission of score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • Review by the MBA Program Committee to assess academic achievement and the ability to do intensive graduate-level work.

MBA foundation coursework provides the basis for the theory and practice of business. The MBA Program requires Bus Adm 701, Business Mathematics (2 cr). This course is waived for individuals who earn an appropriate Quantitative sub-score on the GMAT or pass a proficiency exam. Bus Adm 701 does not count toward the degree. Students are also assumed to have basic proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student in the MBA program is not assigned an advisor or major professor. Questions about the student's program of study, courses or regulations should be directed to Lubar School Graduate Program Services Office, Lubar N251, (414)229-5403.

Credits and Courses

The degree requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree are 40 credits without a career focused concentration, or 46 credits with a career focused concentration. Students with a BBA degree and a major in accounting, finance, marketing, information technology management, or supply chain and operations management will be waived from the 3-credit core course that corresponds to their major field of study and substitute the course with an approved MBA elective. Students with a double undergraduate major may be waived from two core courses, but must substitute six elective credits to maintain the minimum 40 graduate credits.

Basic Core - 7 credits
BusMgmt 735 Advanced Spreadsheet Tools (1 cr)
BusMgmt 736 Understanding and Using Corporate Financial Statements (2 cr)
BusMgmt 737 Business Strategy and Economics (2 cr)
BusMgmt 738 Critical and Analytical Thinking (2 cr)
 
Students must complete the Basic Core to progress to the Advanced Core courses.
Advanced Core - 24 credits
BusMgmt 704 Accounting Analysis and Control
BusMgmt 705 Corporate Finance
BusMgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
BusMgmt 707 Information Technology Management in Contemporary Businesses
BusMgmt 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice
BusMgmt 709 Analytic Models for Managers
BusMgmt 711 Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations
BusMgmt 712 Strategic Management*
*Integrating course
Electives—9 credits
Students in the MBA program have two options for completion of elective credits. The first route is to complete any approved Bus Adm or BusMgmt elective course. The first route requires a total of 40 degree credits. The second option is to choose a Career Focused Concentration, completion of which will be documented on their transcript. This route will require the completion of 15 elective credits increasing the total number of degree credits to 46. See http://www4.uwm.edu/business/programs/
busmasters/mba/concentrations.cfm
for additional details.
Graduation Requirement

Students must fulfill the Boot Camp and Executive Development activities.

Executive MBA Program

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Admission

Applicants for the Executive MBA Program must meet Graduate School requirements and additional program standards as specified below:

  • Eight or more years of management experience and nomination of the employing organizations.
  • Applicants are reviewed by the Master's Program Committee of the Lubar School of Business. The admission recommendations are based upon:
    • Academic achievement and ability to do intensive graduate-level work
    • Nature of managerial experience
    • Contribution to the varied skills of the class
    • Ability and willingness of the individual and the employer to make a two-year commitment to the program.
    • Proof of competency in the four foundation requirement areas of financial accounting, macroeconomics, mathematics review, and team building and business communications through coursework, or through examinations as approved by the Master's Program faculty committee. Students are also assumed to have basic proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and Web-browsing software.

See http://www4.uwm.edu/business/programs/emba/ for additional information.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student in the Executive MBA Program is not assigned an advisor or major professor. Questions about the student's program of study, courses or regulations should be directed to the Office of the Director of the Executive MBA Program, Lubar N458, (414) 229-5685.

Credits and Courses

Students admitted to the Executive MBA Program will take the following sequence of courses.

Required Courses - 43 credits
Bus Mgmt 704 Accounting Analysis and Control
Bus Mgmt 705 Corporate Finance
Bus Mgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Mgmt 707 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Bus Mgmt 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice
Bus Mgmt 709 Data Analysis for Management Applications
Bus Mgmt 711 Competitive Operations Strategy
Bus Mgmt 712 Strategic Management
Bus Mgmt 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation & Management
Bus Mgmt 714 Managing People and the Role of General Managers
Bus Mgmt 716 International Business Management
Bus Adm 752 Corporate Economics
Bus Adm 795 Seminar-in-Management (7 credits to be completed, e.g. Strategy Formulation, Business Ethics, Managerial Accounting, Developing Leaders, Mergers and Acquisitions, Digital Marketing, International Business Simulation, Legal Issues, etc.)
Thesis

Not required.

Comprehensive Examination

Not required.

Master of Science in Management

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following program requirements to be considered for admission:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Submission of score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • Review by the Master of Science Program Committee to assess academic achievement and ability to do intensive graduate-level work.

Applicants admitted to the M.S. program may be required to complete management foundation courses. Individual areas of concentration require different foundation courses. (See Lubar School of Business MBA/M.S. brochure and the Lubar School of Business Web site for details http://www4.uwm.edu/business.) Foundation courses will be waived if students have completed equivalent coursework. Credits earned in these courses do not count toward the degree.

Students select the area of concentration most suited to their educational goals. The areas of concentration in the program are: accounting (first professional degree-open only for students with non-accounting majors at baccalaureate level); professional accounting (program open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting); finance analysis; management (open only to non-business majors at baccalaureate level); information technology management; marketing; and taxation.

Major Professor as Advisor

Students in the M.S. program must choose a major professor during the first ten weeks of their first semester of graduate enrollment to advise and supervise their studies. A listing of faculty by area of interest is sent to each M.S. student to aid in their selection of a major professor. This list is also available in the Graduate Programs Services office, Lubar N251.

If a student is waived out of a required course, an approved elective course must be substituted in its place and approved by Graduate Program Services (Lubar N251).

The major professor, in consultation with the student, reviews the student's academic background and career goals and designs an appropriate program of study consistent with degree requirements. In developing a program of study for a student who has no undergraduate background in business administration, care is taken to ensure a basic exposure to different aspects of the management field as well as an in-depth preparation in the chosen field of specialization.

Credits and Courses

The minimum degree requirement for the Master of Science in Management degree concentrations varies from 30-33 graduate credits. In the 30-credit concentrations, at least 18 credits must be taken in the Lubar School of Business.

Electives provide distinction to each individual program. Through proper selection and packaging, each student can design a program to meet individual educational objectives while maintaining a high degree of academic strength. These courses may be selected from the many available in the Lubar School of Business, or from among those offered in graduate programs of other UWM departments.

Students in the M.S. program have the option of doing a management research project. This option gives students the opportunity to apply methodological techniques and area studies. The urban location and strong ties with the business sector provide opportunities for student projects.

The distribution of coursework required in different areas of concentration is as follows:

Accounting - 30 credits
Bus Adm 406 Income Tax Accounting II
Bus Adm 408 Accounting Information Systems
Bus Adm 722 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory
Bus Adm 724 Business Combinations and Governmental Accounting
Bus Adm 725 Strategic Cost Management I
Bus Adm 726 Strategic Cost Management II
Bus Adm 728 Auditing Theory and Applications
Bus Adm 753 Advanced Business Law
Bus Adm 821 Business Taxation
Bus Adm 840 Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Professional Accounting - 30 credits
Required Courses (15 credits)
Bus Adm 724 Business Combinations and Governmental Accounting
Bus Adm 753 Advanced Business Law
Bus Adm 821 Business Taxation
Bus Adm 840 Current Issues in Financial Reporting
Bus Adm 844 Auditing: Professional Standards and Practicess

Complete one of the following two tracks:

Assurance Services Track (15 credits)
Required (9 credits):
Bus Adm 720 Information Systems Auditing
Bus Adm 723 Forensic Accounting
Bus Adm 841 Financial Statement Analysis*
Electives (6 credits) Choose two courses from the list below:
Bus Adm 726 Strategic Cost Management II
Bus Adm 771 Investments
Bus Adm 772 Portfolio Management
Bus Adm 773 Options and Futures
Bus Adm 774 Global Financial Management
Bus Adm 775 Financial Strategy
Bus Adm 778 Financial Institutions and Markets
Bus Adm 779 Fixed Income Securities
Bus Adm 848 Professional Accounting Practice
BusMgmt 726 Study Abroad: Business Topics (subtitle: Ernst & Young Graduate Accounting Study Abroad)
*integrating course
Taxation Track (15 credits)
Required (12 credits):
Bus Adm 820 Tax Research, Practice, and Procedure
Bus Adm 823 Corporate Income Taxation
Bus Adm 826 Tax Planning for Individuals
Bus Adm 828 Taxation of Partnerships, S Corporations, and LLCs
Electives (3 credits):
Choose one course from the list below:
Bus Adm 848 Professional Accounting Practice
BusMgmt 726 Study Abroad: Ernst & Young Graduate Accounting Study Abroad
*integrating course
Finance Analysis - 33 Credits
Core Courses - 21 credits
Bus Adm 721Financial Accounting Theory
Bus Adm 751 Analysis of U.S. Business Environment
Bus Adm 771 Investments
Bus Adm 775 Financial Strategy*
Bus Adm 778 Financial Institutions and Markets
BusMgmt 705 Corporate Finance
BusMgmt 709 Analytic Models for Managers OR Bus Adm 754 Statistical Analysis
* Integrating course
Elective Courses - 12 credits from the following
Bus Adm 713 Business Forecasting Methods
Bus Adm 772 Portfolio Management
Bus Adm 773 Options and Futures
Bus Adm 774 Global Financial Management
Bus Adm 777 Advanced Corporate Finance
Bus Adm 779 Fixed Income Securities
Bus Adm 795 Seminar in Management - Finance Topic
Bus Adm 851 Global Investments
Bus Adm 852 Venture Finance
Bus Adm 853 Financial Modeling
Information Technology Management - 30 Credits **
Required Courses (15 credits)
Bus Adm 744 Information Technology Strategy & Management
Bus Adm 747 Service-Oriented Analysis and Design
Bus Adm 748 Managing Information Technology Projects (capstone course)
Bus Adm 749 Advanced Data and Information Management
Bus Adm 810 Development of Web-Based Solutions
Elective Courses (15 credits)
Choose five courses from the following;
Bus Adm 741 Web Mining and Analytics
Bus Adm 743 Information Privacy, Security & Continuity
Bus Adm 746 Topics in Information Technology Management: (Subtitled)
Bus Adm 811 Process and Work-Flow Management
Bus Adm 812 Emerging Information Technologies for Business
Bus Adm 814 Enterprise Knowledge & Semantic Management
Bus Adm 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
Bus Adm 817 Infrastructure for Information Systems
Bus Adm 818 Information Systems Practicum
Bus Adm 819 Information Technology Management Internship
Bus Mgmt 732 Enterprise Resource Planning
Bus Mgmt 733 Enterprise Simulation Game

**Previously titled Management Information Systems

Management - 31 Credits
BusMgmt 801 Managing People
BusMgmt 802 Accounting for Managers
BusMgmt 803 The Role of IT in Enterprise Management
BusMgmt 804 Business Analytics
BusMgmt 805 Business Economics
BusMgmt 806 Business Finance
BusMgmt 807 Supply Chain Operations
BusMgmt 808 Business Marketing
BusMgmt 809 Business Practicum
BusMgmt 810 Managing Multicultural Organizations
BusMgmt 811 Business Strategy*
*integrating course
Marketing - 30 Credits
Core Courses - 18 Credits
Bus Adm 762 Marketing Research
Bus Adm 764 Consumer Behavior
Bus Adm 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management*
Bus Adm 806 International Marketing
BusMgmt 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice
BusMgmt 709 Analytic Models for Managers
* Integrating course
Elective Courses - 12 credits from the following:
Bus Adm 761 Seminar in Marketing (current topics)
Bus Adm 763 Marketing Analytics
Bus Adm 766 Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
Bus Adm 769 Database Marketing
Bus Adm 894 Internet Marketing
Bus Adm 899 Management Research Thesis/Project
BusMgmt 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management
Taxation - 30 Credits
Core Courses - 21-24 credits
Bus Adm 406 Income Tax Accounting II
Bus Adm 820 Tax Research, Practice and Procedure
Bus Adm 823 Corporate Income Taxation
Bus Adm 826 Tax Planning for Individuals
Bus Adm 827 Taxes and Business Strategy*
Bus Adm 828 Taxation of Partnerships, S Corporations, and LLCs
Bus Adm 831 Multistate Income Taxation
Bus Adm 834 International Taxation
*Integrating course
Elective Courses - 6-9 credits from the following:
Bus Adm 825 Estate Planning
Bus Adm 829 Executive Compensation and Benefits
Bus Adm 832 Property Taxation
Bus Adm 837 Sales and Use Taxation
Bus Adm 838 Managing State and Local Audits
Bus Adm 839 Topics in Taxation
Other approved graduate business courses (maximum of 9 credits)
The Management Research Project/Thesis

The Management Research Project/Thesis is a variable 2-6 credit management research project.

Comprehensive Examination

Students must pass a final oral examination if they choose a 4-6-credit management research project or thesis.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment. In areas of concentration in which the total number of degree credits required exceeds 30, the student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.

M.S.•MBA Coordinated Degree Program

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MBA foundation coursework provides the basis for the theory and practice of business. The MBA Program requires Bus Adm 701, Business Mathematics (2 cr). This course is waived for individuals who earn anappropriate Quantitative subscore on the GMAT or pass a proficiency exam. Bus Adm 701 does not count toward the degree.

ITM Foundation Courses

One of the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in Information Technology or related field.
  • Minimum three years of information technology experience.
  • These three courses:
    1. Bus Adm 335 Visual System Development (3cr)
    2. Bus Adm 434 Data Base Management Systems (3cr)
    3. Bus Adm 436 Systems Analysis and Design (3cr)
Credits and Courses—55 degree credits
Required MBA program courses (28 credits)
Basic Core—7 credits
BusMgmt 735 Advanced Spreadsheet Tools (1 cr)
BusMgmt 736 Understanding and Using Corporate Financial Statements (2 cr)
BusMgmt 737 Business Strategy and Economics (2 cr)
BusMgmt 738 Critical and Analytical Thinking (2 cr)

Students must complete the Basic Core to progress to the Advanced Core courses.

Advanced Core—21 credits
BusMgmt 704 Accounting Analysis and Control
BusMgmt 705 Corporate Finance
BusMgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
BusMgmt 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice
BusMgmt 709 Analytic Models for Managers
BusMgmt 711 Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations
BusMgmt 712 Strategic Management*
*Integrating course
Required M.S.-IT Management concentration courses (15 credits)
Bus Adm 744 Management of Information Systems
Bus Adm 747 Systems Analysis and Design
Bus Adm 748 Information Technology Project Management
Bus Adm 749 Data and Information Management
Bus Adm 810 Development of Web-Based Solutions
Elective Courses (12 credits)

Please refer to www.uwm.edu/Business/programs for a comprehensive listing of elective courses.

Graduation Requirement: Students must fulfill the MBA Program Boot Camp and Executive Development activities.

Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science

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Admission

Ph.D. Management Science applications must be received by January 1 for admission to the following Fall semester. The application package must be complete and all materials received by February 1. All applications are reviewed in mid-February for the upcoming academic year starting in September.

Applicants must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following program requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Almost all applicants admitted, however, are master's degree holders.
  • Substantial evidence of scholarly potential and commitment.
  • Submission of score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Two letters of recommendation in support of the candidate's competence to do doctoral work.
  • A written statement from the applicant stating reasons for pursuing Ph.D. level study and an indication of the major field to be studied.

Applicants are expected to have adequate preparation at the undergraduate or graduate level equivalent to one semester each of coursework in calculus, statistics, and linear algebra. Applicants who do not have the above background must complete equivalent courses. Specific courses from the Lubar School of Business or from departments outside the School will be suggested to satisfy preparation in these areas. These courses do not count toward credit requirements for the degree. As some areas of study admit students for alternating academic years, please review the following Lubar School of Business Web site: http://www4.uwm.edu/business/programs/phd/info.cfm.

Reapplication

A student who has received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee must formally reapply for admission to the Graduate School before beginning studies toward the Ph.D. degree.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. Within the first semester, the student arranges for assignment to an advisor within the student's specialization.

Course of Study

Minimum degree requirement is 54 credits beyond the bachelor's degree, of which a minimum of 34 credits must be earned in residence at UWM beyond the master's level.

The student plans an individual program of studies in consultation with the major professor. The program has no formal language requirement but the student is responsible for familiarity with published literature in the area of the student's research. All students will also be required to complete an "Orientation to Teaching and Research" course.

Stage 1

The first stage of the student's program includes general preparation in a common core of knowledge. Students will be required to validate exposure to functional business areas: accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, and management. Method of validation is to be decided by the advisor and faculty from the major field area.

Stage 2

The second stage of the program consists of a required research methods component to be satisfied by a minimum of 12 credits from a recommended list of research methods courses.

Stage 3

The third stage of the program consists of coursework and research in the major and minor fields of study as specified in the student's program of studies. Coursework must include a minimum of 12 credits in the student's major field and a minimum of 9 credits in the student's minor field of study.

As a first step in developing a research focus, Ph.D. students are required to submit a paper by the end of their third semester to be presented at a research seminar, conference, or an on-campus seminar that includes at least two faculty members from their department.

If a student fails to complete the research paper requirement, he/she will be subject to dismissal from the doctoral program for lack of progress toward degree.

Residence

The student must meet minimum Graduate School residence requirements.

Doctoral Preliminary Examinations

The student must pass written doctoral preliminary examinations in the major field of study. Minor field requirements include completing approved coursework with a specified grade point average or passing a written examination as specified by the appropriate department. A student is admitted as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree after successful completion of the doctoral preliminary examinations.

Dissertation

The candidate must write a dissertation that demonstrates ability to formulate a research topic and pursue independent and original investigation.

Dissertation Defense

A formal oral defense of the dissertation by the student and certification of the dissertation by the dissertation committee are necessary steps to complete the degree requirements.

Time Limit

All degree requirements must be completed within 10 years from the date of initial enrollment in the doctoral program.

Additional information on Graduate School Ph.D. requirements is in the Doctoral Student and Advisor Manual.

Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Nursing Practice (MBA/DNP)

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The Lubar School of Business and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing collaboratively offer a program designed to provide a combined nursing and business curriculum to strengthen the graduate's performance as a leader and manager in nursing and health care administration.

Admission

Students are admitted to both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate programs in nursing and business administration. The admission requirements are consistent with those specified by the UWM Graduate School, College of Nursing and Lubar School of Business. Applicants may choose to complete either the GMAT or GRE and must have a B.S. in nursing degree and at least two years practice in a health care setting. Three letters of reference are required including one from a former faculty and one from a health care employer.

MBA foundation coursework provides the basis for the theory and practice of business. The MBA Program requires Bus Adm 701, Business Mathematics (2 cr). This course is waived for individuals who earn an appropriate Quantitative sub-score on the GMAT or pass a proficiency exam. Bus Adm 701 does not count towards the degree.

Credits and Courses

Students accepted into the MBA/DNP program complete the following courses:

Nursing (43 Credits)
Core Courses
NURS 725 Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare I, 3cr
NURS 727 Epidemiology, 3 cr
NURS 729 Organizational Systems, 3 cr
NURS 735 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice, 3 cr
NURS 750 Outcomes and Quality Management, 3 cr
NURS 770 Nursing Administration, 3 cr
NURS 773 Information Systems to Support Clinical Decision Making, 3 cr
NURS 803 Health Policy, 3 cr
NURS 810 Leadership for Advanced Practice in Healthcare, 3 cr
NURS 825 Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare II, 3 cr
NURS 995 Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency, 4 cr
Nursing System Practicum Courses, 9 cr
Business (25 Credits)
Basic Core - 7 credits
BusMgmt 735 Advanced Spreadsheet Tools, 1 cr
BusMgmt 736 Understanding and Using Corporate Financial Statements, 2 cr
BusMgmt 737 Business Strategy and Economics, 2 cr
BusMgmt 738 Critical and Analytical Thinking, 2 cr
 
Students must complete the Basic Core to progress to the Advanced Core courses.
Advanced Core - 18 credits
BusMgmt 704 Accounting Analysis and Control, 3 cr
BusMgmt 705 Corporate Finance, 3 cr
BusMgmt 707 Information Technology Management in Contemporary Businesses, 3 cr
BusMgmt 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice, 3 cr
BusMgmt 709 Analytic Models for Managers, 3 cr
BusMgmt 711 Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations, 3 cr
Dually Applied Courses (18 Credits)
Required (12 credits)
NURS 720 Biostatistics and Applications for Nursing Practice, 3 cr
Bus Adm 733 Organizational Development, 3 cr
BusMgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment, 3 cr
BusMgmt 720 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations*, 3 cr
* integrating course for the coordinated degree program.
 
Constrained Choice (6 credits)
BusMgmt 755 Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems, 3 cr
BusMgmt 757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks, 3 cr
Bus Adm 759 Seminar in Health Care Management (Subtitle: Health Economics), 3 cr
Bus Adm 759 Seminar in Health Care Management (Subtitle: Healthcare Finance), 3 cr
Bus Adm 727 Health Care Accounting, Law and Ethics, 3 cr
Total Program

For the coordinated degree program, students will complete 86 degree credit hours. A student not completing the requirements for the coordinated degree program would need to complete all requirements of an individual program—MBA or DNP—in order to receive a degree. Students must fulfill the MBA Program Boot Camp and Executive Development activities to meet all graduation requirements.

DNP Clinical Project

The candidate will complete a final comprehensive clinical project as part of the residency experience which demonstrates the ability to implement the principles of evidence-based practice and translation under the direction of the major professor.

The candidate must, as the final step toward the degree, pass an oral examination in defense of the clinical project. A candidate who does not pass this examination may apply for reexamination within one year from the initial examination date. This reexamination may occur only one time. A candidate who does not pass this examination within program time limits may be required to undergo another comprehensive preliminary examination and be readmitted to the program and/or candidacy.

Time Limit

Students in the coordinated MBA/DNP degree program must complete all degree requirements within seven years of the first enrollment semester as a degree student.

Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations

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The Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters and Science offer and confer jointly the master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR).

Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following requirements to be considered for admission to the MHRLR program:

  • Submission of GRE or GMAT scores and two letters of recommendation to the MHRLR program.
  • Students admitted to the program will be expected to present at least three credits of prior work in microeconomics and fulfill prerequisite requirements in statistics for either BusMgmt 709 or Economics 310.
  • Students who are deficient in the areas of microeconomics or statistics at the time of admission (see above) will be expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. Deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.
  • Applicants are reviewed by the MHRLR admissions committee to assess academic achievements and the ability to do intensive graduate-level work.
Major Professor as Advisor

A student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. The student will be assigned an advisor matched by area of professional interests from the Program Faculty by the MHRLR coordinating committee during or prior to the first 10 weeks of enrollment in the program.

The major professor, in consultation with the student, reviews the student's academic background and career goals and designs an appropriate program of study consistent with degree requirements. In developing a program of study for a student who has no undergraduate background in either human resources or labor relations, care is taken to ensure a balanced exposure to different aspects of the field as well as an in-depth preparation for the student's particular goals.

Credits and Courses

The Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations degree will be awarded upon completion of 36 credits of prescribed graduate study and appropriate prerequisite course work. The program offers a balance between liberal arts and business-based education, requiring that at least 15 credits be taken within the College of Letters and Science and at least 15 credits be taken within the Lubar School of Business.

The degree requires completion of 18 credits in core courses that provide each student with a solid grounding in both labor relations and human resources while permitting some specialization according to student interests.

Core Courses (18 Credits)
Ind Rel 701 Industrial and Labor Relations
Bus Mgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Adm 735 Staffing Organizations
Bus Adm 738 Human Resources Management
Econ 415 Economics of Employment Relations or Econ 753 Collective Bargaining
Ind Rel 712 Employment Law or Ind Rel 711 Labor Relations Law

If Econ 415 and Econ 753 are both taken, one of these may be used to help fulfill elective requirements. If Ind Rel 711 and Ind Rel 712 are both taken, one of these may be used to help fulfill elective requirements.

To ensure a well-rounded education, students are required to fulfill the remainder of the 15-credit requirement within the College of Letters and Science and within the Lubar School of Business by selecting from a list of approved elective courses from within each organization. As part of these elective courses, students are required to take a statistics course, either BusMgmt 709 or Econ 310 (but not both). A student may, with advisor approval, fulfill the 36-credit requirement by taking up to 6 credits from the approved list of alternative electives in other schools such as the College of Nursing, the School of Education, and the School of Social Welfare. No student will be permitted to apply more than nine credits taken at the U/G level toward meeting MHRLR degree requirements.

Elective Courses
Please refer to http://www4.uwm.edu/mhrlr/ for a comprehensive listing of elective courses.

Students without prior experience in the field are encouraged to take advantage of the program's extensive contacts in the business and labor communities by undertaking one or more internships as either Bus Adm 899 or Ind Rel 921. Students may also utilize the wide range of faculty expertise available within the program for a major research paper on a human resources or labor relations topic. These papers, under the direction of a faculty advisor, are taken as either Ind Rel 801 or Bus Adm 899. A student may graduate with honors from the MHRLR program by maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average within the program, and by writing a 3-credit major research paper (under Bus Adm 899 or Ind Rel 801).

See the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations section of the Bulletin for more information.

Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

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Admission

To be admitted to the M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership degree program, an applicant must meet Graduate School requirements.

During the admissions process, students will be asked to show evidence of having satisfactorily completed undergraduate or higher level foundation coursework in the principles of accounting and economics. Those students who are unable to show such evidence may be admitted with these academic deficiencies but will then meet with their respective academic advisors to identify and obtain approval for what they must do to remove these deficiencies.

The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.

Applicants must submit the following for review by the Graduate School and the Nonprofit Management Program Faculty Committee:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic ability and/or professional achievements.
  3. Scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  4. For those students whose native language is not English, minimum TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 550 PBT or 79 iBT or minimum IELTS score (International English Language Testing System) of 6.5.
  5. Each student's academic preparation is evaluated at the time of application. A personal interview may be required.
Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. A student who is not assigned to an advisor at the time of admission should immediately contact the Program Director.

Credits and Courses

The M. S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership degree requires satisfactory completion of 39 credits of graduate-level course work including 27 credit-hours of required or "constrained choice" courses and 12 credit-hours of elective courses as follows:

Required Courses (27 Credits)
Introductory Course (3 cr)
One of the following three courses (students may not receive credit toward the degree for more than one of these courses)

BusMgmt 718 Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management
Pol Sci 789 Theory and Role of Nonprofit Organizations
Sociol/Pol Sci/Urb Std 704 Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations
Core Courses (21 credits)
BusMgmt 721 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
BusMgmt 724 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
BusMgmt 725 Governance and Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
Pol Sci 792 Decision-Making Methods for Nonprofit and Public Organizations
Pol Sci 793 Law of Nonprofit Organizations
One of the following three courses:
Bus Adm 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Pol Sci 705 Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
Pol Sci 791 Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
One of the following eight courses:
Ad Ldsp 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
Bus Adm 441 Diversity in Organizations
Bus Adm 733 Organizational Development
BusMgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
BusMgmt 707 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Pol Sci 958 Seminar in Public Administration: Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Sociol 732 Complex Organizations
Sociol 780 Race and Ethnic Relations
Capstone Course (3 cr)
BusMgmt 730 Strategic Management and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations. This course will serve as the integrative "capstone" requirement for the program and must be taken after completing all other required courses (or concurrently with the final required courses).
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Additional courses may be approved as electives; see program office for complete list.
Ad Ldsp 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations (if not selected above)
Bus Adm 441 Diversity in Organizations (if not selected above)
Bus Adm 733 Organizational Development (if not selected above)
Bus Adm 737 Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Bus Adm 738 Human Resources Management
Bus Adm 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
BusMgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (if not selected above)
BusMgmt 707 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage (if not selected above)
BusMgmt 709 Data Analysis for Management Applications
BusMgmt 710 Economic Analysis for Managers
BusMgmt 715 Leadership, Teambuilding, and Effective Management
Pol Sci 705 Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Pol Sci 769 Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
Pol Sci 791 Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy (if not selected above)
Pol Sci 958 Seminar in Public Administration: Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Sociol 443 Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Sociol 705 Theory and Method in Social Organizations
Sociol 732 Complex Organizations (if not selected above)
Sociol 780 Race and Ethnic Relations (if not selected above)
Soc Wrk 794 Advanced Research Methods: Evaluating Social Welfare Programs (2 crs)
Urb Std 720 Theory and Method in Local Economic Development
Urb Std 725 Methods of Urban Community Development
Urb Std 733 Public Program Evaluation

Total Degree Credits Required: 39 credit hours

Thesis

Not Required

Comprehensive Examination

Not Required

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.

Courses

Descriptions of required and elective courses offered at UWM as part of the M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership can be found under the respective curricular areas (see below).

Master of Public Administration

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The Master of Public Administration program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management roles in local, state, and national government. Jointly offered by the Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters and Science, this professional degree program includes applied work in several related disciplines: Business, Political Science, Urban Planning, and Economics. The conceptual and analytical skills developed through this curriculum are critical to the effective management of public agencies and programs.

Credits and Courses
Core Courses (21 credits)
BusMgmt 709 Data Analysis for Management Applications
Bus Adm 738 Human Resource Management
PolSci/Urb Plan 630 Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector
Pol Sci 763 Scope and Dynamics of Public Administration
Pol Sci 769 Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
Pol Sci 921 Government/Nonprofit Administrative Leadership
One seminar in organizational management and leadership:
Bus Adm 443 Special Topics in Human Resources Management
Bus Mgmt 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Adm 737 Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Concentration and Elective Courses (12-15 credits)
Courses in the concentrations and elective course information can be found at www4.uwm.edu/pna/mpa/
Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Pol Sci 959 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration

Courses - Business Administration

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

406 Income Tax Accounting II. 3 cr. U/G.
Application of framework developed in Income Tax Accounting I (Bus Adm 405) to more thoroughly analyze the taxation of business entities. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; Bus Adm 405(P).
408 Accounting Information Systems. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to accounting information systems and related technology, principles of accounting systems design, internal controls and coverage of commercial accounting software packages. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; a grade of 'C' or better in Bus Adm 301(P); or grad st & Bus Adm 721(P).
441 Diversity in Organizations. 3 cr. U/G.
Conceptual and experiential understanding of cultural values and practices among diverse groups in organizations. Addresses institutional and personal discrimination, stereotyping and prejudice. Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar title. Prereq: jr st, admis to Bus Adm major, & Bus Adm 330(C); or grad st.
442 Industrial Psychology. 3 cr. U/G.
Application of psychological principles to industrial problems. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; Bus Adm 330(P) or 331(P); & Psych 101(P).
443 Special Topics in Human Resources Management: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Selected topics in human resources management. Specific topics will appear in the Schedule of Classes whenever the course is offered. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; Bus Adm 330(P) or 331(P); or grad st.
445 Training & Development in Organizations. 3 cr. U/G.
Development and evaluation of training and career development programs in organizations. Skills-based approach to understanding needs assessments, learning principles, training development and evaluation. Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar title. Not open to students w/cr in Commun 327(ER). Prereq: jr st, admis to Bus Adm major, & Bus Adm 444(P); or grad st.
481 Real Estate Finance. 3 cr. U/G.
Mechanism of real estate finance, sources of funds, loan contracts, principles of mortgage risk analysis, and the role of government agencies; real estate investment analysis. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; Bus Adm 380(P).
482 Valuation of Real Estate. 3 cr. U/G.
Economic theories of value applied to real estate; valuation as a guide to business decisions; real estate market which affects value; valuation methods, analysis of evidence of value; appraising residential and income properties. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; Bus Adm 380(P).
483 Property Development and Management. 3 cr. U/G.
Analysis of real estate development; consideration of site selections, market analysis, financing, design, and construction in connection with subdividing residential community development and shopping centers. Prereq: jr st & admis to Bus Adm major; Bus Adm 481(P) or grad st.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.
May be retaken with change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
544 (effective 09/02/2014) New Product Development. 3 cr. U/G.
Concepts related to product development including product concept development and testing, and product design. Prepares students to work in cross-functional product development teams. Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 795 with same topic. Jointly offered with & counts as a repeat of MechEng 544. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or Bus Adm major or CEAS major; or grad st. & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Entrep Cert program.
546 (effective 09/02/2014) Global Innovation Management. 3 cr. U/G.
Concepts related to collaborative innovation in global networks including diverse collaboration models, innovation processes, and capabilities. Prepares students to manage global collaborative innovation projects. Counts as a repeat of Bus Adm 795 with same topic. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of MechEng 546. Prereq: jr st & admis to Tech Entrep Cert program or Bus Adm major or CEAS major; or grad st & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Entrep Cert program.
552 Investment Management Practice I. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to the real-time and historic data sets available in the David O. Nicholas Applied Finance Lab. Utilize Bloomberg, FactSet, and other analysis packages. Prereq: jr st, admis to Investment Mgmt Cert program & Bus Adm 451(P); or grad st, admis to Investment Mgmt Cert program & Bus Adm 771(P).
553 Investment Management Practice II. 3 cr. U/G.
Students manage an investment portfolio utilizing the David O. Nicholas Applied Finance Lab. Topics include securities selection, portfolio hedging, behavioral finance, and financial market events. Prereq: jr st, admis to Investment Mgmt Cert program & Bus Adm 552(P); or grad st, admis to Investment Mgmt Cert program & Bus Adm 552(P).
554 Investment Management Practice III. 3 cr. U/G.
Students independently conduct special study to assist individual future professional development and gain maturity and confidence in real world investment management. Prereq: jr st, admis to Investment Mgmt Cert program & Bus Adm 553(P); or grad st, admis to Investment Mgmt Cert program & Bus Adm 553(P).
700 Building Business Interfacing Skills. 2 cr. G.
How organizations communicate to external stakeholders and how internal norms for communication assist businesses in meeting strategic objectives. Emphasizes fast-paced environments in modern organizations. Counts as repeat of BusMgmt 700. Prereq: grad st.
701 Business Mathematics. 2 cr. G.
Mathematical concepts essential to business. Exponents, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, solution of linear systems, basic differential and integral calculus; emphasizes application to business problems. Counts as repeat of BusMgmt 701. Prereq: grad st.
702 Business Statistics. 2 cr. G.
Statistical concepts essential in business. Descriptive statistics, basic probability, common sampling distributions, statistical inference; application to business problems emphasized. Counts as repeat of BusMgmt 701. Prereq: grad st.
703 Financial Accounting. 3 cr. G.
Covers financial accounting model underlying financial statements, accounting standard setting, role of accounting in capital formation, interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Counts as repeat of BusMgmt 702. Prereq: grad st.
713 Business Forecasting Methods. 3 cr. G.
Overview and use of modern forecasting methods in support of managerial strategic planning, financial, and operational analysis of a dynamic global business environment. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(P) or Bus Adm 754(P).
714 Multivariate Techniques in Management Research. 3 cr. G.
Multivariate analysis of variance, principal component analysis, factor analysis, conjoint analysis, bootstrap resampling, cluster analysis, canonical correlation, data mining (classification trees and neural networks); computer implementation. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(P) or Bus Adm 754(P).
719 Management of Quality. 3 cr. G.
Planning, managing, measurement, and improvement of quality. Topics include customer satisfaction and marketing, quality management systems, and statistical methods for design and improvement. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(P) or Ind Eng 767(P).
720 Information Systems Auditing. 3 cr. G.
Testing and reliance of automated application, program change and data access controls for use in the financial statement audit and system integrity. Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 795 with similar topic. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 409(P) or 728(P).
721 Financial Accounting Theory. 3 cr. G.
The principles of external reporting are integrated with approaches to problem solving. Emphasis is placed upon recent developments of the accounting profession. Not open to students who have cr in Bus Adm 301(ER). Prereq: grad st; grade of B or better in Bus Adm 703(P) or 201(P) within three years of admission to the graduate program.
722 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory. 3 cr. G.
Specialized topics in external financial reporting are studied. A critical appraisal is made of current and emerging accounting theory. Prereq: grad st; grade of B or better in Bus Adm 721(P) or 301(P).
723 Forensic Accounting. 3 cr. G.
Coverage of forensic accounting and auditing topics such as examination of documents, information sources, writing reports, identifying high-risk signs, and fraud prevention and detection. Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 795 with similar topic. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 409(P) or 728(P).
724 Business Combinations and Governmental Accounting. 3 cr. G.
Accounting for mergers and acquisitions including consolidation procedures and foreign subsidiary investments. Also includes accounting principles for government and nonprofit entities. Prereq: grad st; grade of B or better in Bus Adm 721(P) or 301(P).
725 Strategic Cost Management I. 3 cr. G.
Cost data accumulation and its utilization by management. Emphasis on job order and process costing, standard costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgets, capital expenditures. Cannot be taken by students receiving cr for Bus Adm 404. Prereq: grad st; grade of B or better in Bus Adm 703(P) or 201(P).
726 Strategic Cost Management II. 3 cr. G.
Uses quantitative and behavioral models to aid management planning and control. Emphasizes analysis techniques to aid in the solution of accounting oriented management problems. Not open to students who have cr in Bus Adm 426(ER). Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 725(P) or 404(P).
728 Auditing Theory and Applications. 3 cr. G.
A study of auditing standards, methodology, and professional and reporting responsibilities. Emphasis is on underlying concepts and theory. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 408(P) and grade or B or better in Bus Adm 721(P) or 301(P).
732 Transforming Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Combines individual and organizational-level analysis to provide insights into changing organizations. Topics include innovation, leadership, corporate cultures, and changing management from a broad view. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 714(P).
733 Organizational Development. 3 cr. G.
Problems of implementing change. Roles of external and internal consultants. Determining needs and measuring relevant variables. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 706(P) or cons instr.
734 Managing Technological Innovation. 3 cr. G.
Organizational and strategic issues involved in managing technologies and innovation processes. Emphasizes professional enployees, creativity, project teams, leadership, interdepartmental relations, technological evolution, and R&D strategies. Prereq: grad st.
735 Staffing Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Broad overview of staffing practices and related research; topics include staffing strategy, legal compliance, job analysis, external recruitment and selection, staffing systems management, and retention. Not open for cr to those w/ cr in Bus Adm 795 w/ topic: Staffing. Prereq: grad st
736 Seminar in Managing Change: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics are limited to the areas of managing change and their business applications. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. May be repeated w/ chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st
737 Managerial Decisions and Negotiations. 3 cr. G.
Provides frameworks for making effective decisions and negotiating viable solutions. Improves performance in these key managerial roles by engaging in case study, exercises, and industry projects. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 706(P).
738 Human Resource Management. 3 cr. G.
Strategies for attracting, retaining and developing a diverse and international workforce. Topics include employment law, diversity, staffing, training, performance management, compensation and current issues. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 706(P).
740 Information Technology Management Concepts and Languages. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to data organization, object-oriented design, construction and validation of application programs, development methodologies and control structures, illustrate with object programming language. Prereq: grad st.
741 Web Mining and Analytics. 3 cr. G.
Measurement methods and analysis of web-based data for strategic decisions; methods and technologies in web mining, visualization, predictive analytics and text mining for knowledge discovery and business analysis. Prereq: grad st.
743 Information Privacy, Security & Continuity. 3 cr. G.
Privacy threats and safeguards; identifying information system vulnerabilities; planning and managing secuirty measures. Ethical and legal perspectives concerning information and data. Prereq: grad st
744 Information Technology Strategy and Management. 3 cr. G.
Various frameworks to evaluate strategic value of IT, aligning IT and competitive business strategies, IT governance models, managing IT operations and outsourcing ethically. Prereq: grad st
746 Topics in Information Technology Management: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics are limited to the areas in management information systems and business application. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
747 Service-Oriented Analysis and Design. 3 cr. G.
Application development using service-oriented architecture, methodologies for specification, selection, composition, and integration of services, software quality assurance and metrics. Prereq: grad st
748 Managing Information Technology Projects. 3 cr. G.
Understand project management tools/techniques, project planning, software effort/cost estimation models, quality tools/metrics, six-sigma, CMM and ISO-9000, and managing outsourced/off-shored projects. Involves team-based project implementation. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 747(P).
749 Data and Information Management. 3 cr. G.
Managing structured, semi-structured and unstructured data, data integrity management, data representation, data integration, governance and administration, data quality and reporting information. Prereq: grad st
751 Analysis of U.S. Business Environment. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of inflation, business cycles, interest rate dynamics and term structure, federal reserve policy, tax policy, and economic growth. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 701(P) & 702(P).
752 Corporate Economics. 3 cr. G.
Applied economic analysis of market structure, price discrimination, oligopoly, cartels, and collusion. The course integrates the psychology of price and behavioral economic issues in pricing. Prereq: grad st in mba-executive curric or cons instr.
753 Advanced Business Law. 3 cr. G.
Advanced legal concepts focusing on Uniform Commercial Code, bankruptcy and creditor protection, liability of bailees and common carriers, product liability, and real and personal property. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 391(P).
754 Statistical Analysis. 3 cr. G.
Business applications of probability theory and statistical methods to managerial problems of prediction, inference and decision making under uncertainty. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
755 Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems. 3 cr. G.
Covers administrative structures and processes in health care institutions, including managing clinicians and inter-organizational relationships of U.S. and selected foreign health care providers. Prereq: grad st.
756 Health Care Delivery Systems. 3 cr. G.
Inter-organizational relationships of health care providers. Financing trends in medicare, medicaid, and private insurance. Managerial analysis of the economic and regulatory aspects of health care. Prereq: grad st.
757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks. 3 cr. G.
Examines concepts and management of capitated and vertically integrated health care organizations; utilization control, risk and quality assessment, benefit design, pricing, management of clinical professionals. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 755(P).
758 Engineering Economics and Management. 3 cr. G.
Study of planning, analysis, and control tools that facilitate engineers' decision-making processes. Study of relationships between functional areas of business and decision-making processes of engineering. Prereq: grad st.
759 Seminar in Health Care Management: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics limited to the area of health care management. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. May be repeated w/ chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st
761 Seminar in Marketing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Current and emerging topics in Marketing. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. May be repeated w/chg in topic to 6 cr. max. Prereq: grad st.
762 (effective 09/02/2014) Marketing Research. 3 cr. G.
Understanding the market research process, obtaining and integrating relevant information into marketing decision-making processes. Listening to the voice of the customer, customer satisfaction measurement and technology utilization for database marketing. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(C) or cons of instr.
762 Marketing Research. 3 cr. G.
Understanding the market research process, obtaining and integrating relevant information into marketing decision-making processes. Listening to the voice of the customer, customer satisfaction measurement and technology utilization for database marketing. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(P).
763 Marketing Analytics. 3 cr. G.
Theoretical background provided to develop hands-on experience analyzing marketing data and using statistical models for marketing decisions. Not open for cr to those w/cr in Bus Adm 761 or 795 w/similar topic. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(C) or cons instr.
764 Buyer Behavior and Marketing Communications. 3 cr. G.
A multidisciplinary approach to understanding buyer behavior processes in the market place and their implications for the development of marketing strategies, especially marketing communications. Prereq: grad st.
765 Strategic Product and Brand Management. 3 cr. G.
Customer-focused product development and management; the creation and management of brand equity. Technology-marketing interface and customer involvement in product innovation and strategy. Prereq: grad st.
766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Explores ways in which non-business organizations such as hospitals, quasi-governmental agencies and educational institutions utilize marketing concepts and techniques in fulfilling their objectives. Prereq: grad st.
768 Marketing Management. 3 cr. G.
Study and application of the concepts, tools and analyses that underlie strategic marketing decisions. Prereq: grad st.
769 Database Marketing. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to using and analyzing data on current and prospective customers to increase sales, customer acquisition, and customer retention. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(C) or cons instr
771 Investments. 3 cr. G.
Financial assets pricing and selection for stocks, bonds, convertible securities, and warrants. Concepts of diversification, asset valuation models and derivative securities. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 705(P) & BusMgmt 709(P).
772 Portfolio Management. 3 cr. G.
Study of dynamic process that periodically matches investors' goals, objectives, and strategies with market expectations through portfolio construction and revision. Covers asset allocation, return optimization, and management of various asset types. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771(P).
773 Options And Futures. 3 cr. G.
Pricing theories and models for options and futures contracts and their application to investment hedging, arbitrage, and portfolio management. Covers equity, fixed income, commodity, and currency options and futures. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771(P).
774 Global Financial Management. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of financial problems corporations face when operating in an international environment. Emphasis on management of foreign exchange risk. Prereq: grad st; Bus Mgmt 705(P); Bus Mgmt 710(C).
775 Financial Strategy. 3 cr. G.
Application of financial theory to corporate strategic planning. Working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, global finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 705(P) & BusMgmt 709(P).
777 Advanced Corporate Finance. 3 cr. G.
Critical examination and evaluation of modern corporate finance theory. Market efficiency, corporate investment decisions, capital structure, financing vehicles, risk management, corporate restructuring, and governance. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771(P), 775(P).
778 Financial Institutions and Markets. 3 cr. G.
Application of finance theory to financial management of firms including commercial banks, insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds, and securities firms. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 705(P).
779 Fixed Income Securities. 3 cr. G.
Examination of the pricing and features of modern fixed income securities including treasuries, municipals, mortgage-backed, callable and putable bonds, convertibles, and interest rate swaps. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771.
781 Enabling Supply Chains Using SAP. 3 cr. G.
Strategic perspectives on the role of information technology as an enabler of the supply chain processes. Hands-on use of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 711(P).
782 Supply Chain Technology and Simulation. 3 cr. G.
Manufacturing innovations (e.g., lean manufacturing), manufacturing information systems, simulation-based technology development and prototyping, manufacturing systems design and simulation. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 711(P).
783 Supply Chain Management. 3 cr. G.
Management of supply chain, supply chain design, purchasing and distribution, supply contracts, and supply chain technology. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 711(P).
785 Project Management and Innovative Operations. 3 cr. G.
Management of innovative business projects, including multi-tier contracting, cpm/pert, virtual manufacturing, quality targeting and pursuit, and global operations. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 711(P) & Bus Adm 782(C).
786 Supply Chain Logistics Management. 3 cr. G.
Strategic perspectives on logistics management concepts, issues, and models. Topics include logistics information systems, inventory management, transportation methods, packaging, warehousing, and global issues. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 711(P)
794 Enterprise Integration: (Subtitled). 1 cr. G.
Knowledge and skills important for effective integration and management of organizations across technical and business functions, and national and cultural boundaries. Topics vary and may include methods for quality improvement, management communications, business ethics, organizational leadership, etc. Prereq: grad st in Bus Adm or prior approval of Bus Adm graduate prog services office.
795 Seminar-in-Management: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Intensive and critical examination of a specific management problem area or a related research question. Specific topic and additional prerequisites may appear in the schedule of classes each semester. Repeatable with change in topic. Prereq: grad st; appropriate management science core courses or cons instr.
797 Management Project. 2 or 4 cr. G.
Investigation of an actual management problem or another substantive question in an allied discipline presented, for example, in the form of a business report or professional paper. May be retaken with change in topic with cons appropriate Lubar School of Business prog committee. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
798 Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Sectors. 3 cr. G.
Focuses on effective designs for strategic planning processes and assessment of external environmental and internal organizational characteristics, design, and evaluation of strategies. Prereq: grad st.
799 Reading and Research. 1-12 cr. G.
Individual work suited to the needs of graduate students. May be retaken with change in topic with cons appropriate Lubar School of Business prog committee. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
800 Managing Global Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Theories, information, and research pertaining to management of international business including selected aspects of foreign investment decision, strategy development, organization and control of multinational operations. Prereq: grad st.
806 International Marketing. 3 cr. G.
Examines international market development including determining objectives, evaluating market opportunities, entry strategies, and marketing mix in the international environment. Prereq: grad st.
807 Seminar in International Business: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics limited to the areas of international business. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. May be repeated w/ chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
809 International Business Strategy. 3 cr. G.
Examines the strategic planning and action of international firms from the perspective of corporate headquarters. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 800(P) & 806(P), or cons instr.
810 Development of Web-Based Solutions. 3 cr. G.
Web development for eBusiness, web development tools and methodologies, web services, content management, developing database-driven web applications, mobile applications, and Web 2.0 technologies. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 740(P)
811 Process and Work-Flow Management. 3 cr. G.
Business process modeling and design, process optimization, inter/intra organization process integration, process re-engineering and continuous process improvement, process execution and process implementation using ERP. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 732(P)
812 Emerging Information Technologies for Business. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to novel information technologies; emphasis is on assessing viability, impact, and management of emerging technologies and their integration with traditional information technology. Prereq: grad st
813 Object-Oriented and Visual Paradigms. 3 cr. G.
Object-oriented/visual concepts and use in management applications; object-oriented/visual design and development methodologies/languages; prototyping; implementation in an appropriate environment. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 740(P).
814 Enterprise Knowledge & Semantic Management. 3 cr. G.
Managing knowledge in business enterprises including acquisition, repository creation, dissemination; organizational learning, developing enterprise ontology, collaboration management and e-collaboration; developing intelligent agents and recommendation systems. Prereq: grad st.
816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions. 3 cr. G.
Develop business intelligence (BI) solutions using data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining technologies. Students will use SAP Analytics and other tools for implementing BI solutions. Prereq: grad st
817 Infrastructure for Information Systems. 3 cr. G.
Overview of computing and network technologies. Design and development of technology infrastructure for supporting modern information systems. Infrastructure management strategies, security, reliability, and performance considerations. Prereq: grad st
818 Information Systems Practicum. 3 cr. G.
Team project to build a working prototype system to address specific client need. This involves need assessment, market research, requirement specification, system design and building. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 747(P); cons instr
819 Information Technology Management Internship. 3 cr. G.
A defined work period addressing information systems in a corporate, government, or management consulting environment. Prereq: grad st; writ cons instr.
820 Tax Research, Practice, and Procedure. 3 cr. G.
Methodology of federal tax research, including computerized research. Organization of and practice before the irs. Audits, deficiencies, assessment and collection. Preparer penalties. Ethical responsibilities. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 405(P).
821 Business Taxation. 3 cr. G.
Advanced business tax issues, including tax research, consolidated returns, corporate reorganizations, multistate and international taxation. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P).
823 Corporate Income Taxation. 3 cr. G.
Tax issues associated with formation, operations, liquidation and reorganization of regular corporations. Introduction to consolidated returns. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
826 Tax Planning for Individuals. 3 cr. G.
Advanced tax issues and planning opportunities for individuals. Introduction to the taxation of trusts and estates, as well as estate and gift tax issues. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
827 Taxes and Business Strategy. 3 cr. G.
Comprehensive examination of tax planning issues associated with choice of entity, start-ups, purchase or sale of business, compensation, and financing options. Business succession planning. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
828 Taxation of Partnerships, S Corporations, and LLCs. 3 cr. G.
Tax issues associated with formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships. Subchapter s corporations, and limited liability companies. Sale of ownership interests. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
829 Executive Compensation and Benefits. 3 cr. G.
Tax issues associated with different methods of compensating executives and other employees. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
831 Multistate Income Taxation. 3 cr. G.
State taxation of income derived by corporations, flow through entities, and individuals from interstate business and investment activity. Prereq: grad st.
832 Property Taxation. 3 cr. G.
Basic and advanced topics in state and local property taxes, with an emphasis on issues commonly encountered by multistate businesses. Prereq: grad st.
834 International Taxation. 3 cr. G.
U.S. taxation of income derived by corporations, flow-through entities, and individuals from both outbound and inbound business and investment activity. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
837 Sales and Use Taxation. 3 cr. G.
Basic and advanced topics in state and local sales and use taxes, with an emphasis on the treatment of transactions commonly encountered by multistate businesses. Prereq: grad st.
838 Managing State and Local Audits. 3 cr. G.
Practical insights into managing the problems encountered in state and local income, sales and use, and property tax audits. Prereq: grad st.
839 Topics in Taxation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
The topics are limited to the area of taxation. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 406(P)
840 Current Issues in Financial Reporting. 3 cr. G.
Current topics of concern to accounting professionals such as derivatives, stock options, fair value accounting, international standards, intangible assets, SEC issues and foreign currency accounting. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 722(P) or 402(P)
841 Financial Statement Analysis. 3 cr. G.
Implications of alternative financial accounting methods for analysis and decision-making. New financial transactions. Understanding the motivations for, and results of, financial engineering. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 722 (C) or 402(P)
842 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting. 3 cr. G.
A study of the unique accounting, financial reporting, budget and audit issues of governmental and nonprofit organizations. Not open for cr for students in MS-PA, MS-Acctng, or MS-Tax concentrations. Prereq: grad st
844 Auditing: Professional Standards and Practices. 3 cr. G.
An in-depth study of the various professional standards that shape the audit process including those related to audit procedures, reporting responsibilities, and statistical sampling. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 409(P).
847 Topics in Accounting Theory: 3 cr. G.
Analysis of contemporary accounting issues with emphasis on applications of accounting theory and the development of research and analytical skills. Extensive use of case studies. Specific topic and additional prerequisites may appear in the Timetable each semester. Repeatable with change in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 402(P), 403(P), & 404(P).
848 (effective 05/19/2014) Professional Accounting Practice. 3 cr. G.
In-depth analysis of audit, taxation, and advisory services to clients including legal and ethical issues in the practice of a CPA. Includes professional exam preparation. Course to be taken the semester of graduation. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 724(P); Bus Adm 753(C), 840(C), 728(C), or 844(C)
848 Professional Accounting Practice. 3 cr. G.
In-depth analysis of audit, taxation, and advisory services to clients including legal and ethical issues in the practice of a CPA. Includes professional exam preparation. Course to be taken the semester of graduation. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 724(P).
849 Accounting Internship. 3 cr. G.
A defined work period in an accounting firm, corporation, or governmental agency. Prereq: grad st; writ cons instr.
851 Global Investments. 3 cr. G.
Introduce market structure, institutions, regulations, instruments, and innovations in global investments. Focus on management of foreign currency risk and performance of global investment portfolios. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771(P).
852 Venture Finance. 3 cr. G.
Examine private equity industry, venture and buyout fund. Focus on the interaction of major parties, general partners, limited partners and portfolio firms. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771(P).
853 Financial Modeling. 3 cr. G.
Development and advanced application of computer-based financial models including pricing of exotic derivative securities. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 771(P).
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
894 Internet Marketing. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the principles of internet marketing, types of products that can be marketed online, communication strategies, selling strategies, and pricing strategies. Prereq: grad st.
895 Strategic Marketing Issues in eBusiness. 3 cr. G.
Online branding, internet pricing and promotion strategy, managing channel conflict, online competitive strategy, synergies between traditional and online operations, and other topical issues. Prereq: grad st.
899 Management Research Project/Thesis. 1-6 cr. G.
Original analysis of a management problem. Involves the application of the elements of scientific inquiry in the context of a contemporary problem. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
900 Doctoral Orientation to Teaching and Research. 1 cr. G.
Introduces doctoral students to academic careers and research management. Focuses on research approaches, research management in private and public organizations, and teaching responsibilities in higher education. Prereq: grad st.
914 Advanced Multivariate Techniques in Management Research. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of management problems using multivariate methods including logistic regression, structural equations, scale reliability measures, simultaneous inference, observational study corrections, and multidimensional scaling. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 714; Bus Adm 754 or 912.
918 Doctoral Seminar in Behavioral Research Methods in Management. 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in behavioral research methods. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 709 or 754.
980 Accounting Doctoral Seminar I: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected topics focusing on accounting research. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
981 Accounting Doctoral Seminar II: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics focusing on theoretical foundations of accounting and empirical testing of such theories. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
983 (effective 09/02/2014) Supply Chain and Operations Management Doctoral Seminar I: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected topics focusing on supply chain and operations management. Includes analysis of key research, develop abilities related to research ideas, and execute empirical or analytical study to develop full research paper. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
984 Finance Doctoral Seminar I: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected topics focusing on theoretical foundations of corporate finance and investments, and on testing such theories. Topics & prerequisites announced each time course is offered. Retakable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
990 Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in strategic management. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. May be repeated w/ chg in topic to a 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
991 MIS Doctoral Seminar II: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in management information systems. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. May be repeated w/ chg in topic to a 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
992 Doctoral Seminar in Marketing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in marketing. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
992 (effective 09/02/2014) Doctoral Seminar in Marketing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in marketing. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
993 (effective 09/02/2014) Supply Chain & Operations Management Doctoral Seminar II. (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in supply chain and operations management. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
993 Doctoral Seminar in Supply Chain Operations Management: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in supply chain and operations management. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
994 Finance Doctoral Seminar II: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in finance. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
995 Doctoral Seminar in Decision Sciences: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in multi-disciplinary and methodological issues in management science. Specific topics and any additional prereqs will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 709 or 754.
996 Doctoral Seminar in Organizations: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in organizations. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. Retakeable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
997 Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 cr. G.
Prereq: dissertator st; cons instr.
998 MIS Doctoral Seminar I: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Selected advanced topics in management information systems. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. Retakeable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
999 Independent Work. 1-3 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

704 Accounting Analysis and Control. 3 cr. G.
Prepares managers to critically analyze, interpret and use financial statements, cost reports, and other financial information provided by accountants and accounting systems. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 735(P), 736(P), 737(P) & 738(P); or grad st and Bus Adm 703(P).
705 Corporate Finance. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of corporate financial decision-making including security valuation, cash flow estimation, capital budgeting, financial planning, capital structure, dividend policy, and international financial management. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 709(C), 735(P), 736(P), 737(P), and 738(P); or grad st and Bus Adm 703(P), BusMgmt 709(C).
706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment. 3 cr. G.
Provides frameworks and techniques for managing people and improving organizations. Topics include group dynamics, leadership, performance management, structure, innovation, power, change, and corporate cultures. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 735(P), 736(P), 737(P), & 738(P); or grad st
707 Information Technology Management in Contemporary Businesses. 3 cr. G.
Management of information technology including the role of enterprise systems; business intelligence, mining, & analytics; virtual teams and offshoring; security; and ethical/privacy issues including sustainability and green IT. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 735(P), 736(P), 737(P), & 738(P); or grad st & Bus Adm 701(P).
708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice. 3 cr. G.
Builds key concepts in marketing strategy, develops knowledge of current issues and provides hands-on experience in developing and executing marketing strategies for today's managers. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 735(P), 736(P), 737(P), and 738(P); or grad st
709 Analytic Models for Managers. 3 cr. G.
Developing statistical thinking through basic concepts for data analysis. Models for analysis of business environment, software tools, interpretation and communication of results for management applications. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 735(P), 736(P), 737(P), & 738(P); or grad st and Bus Adm 701(P); or cons of instr
710 Economic Analysis for Managers. 3 cr. G.
Production and pricing in different market environments, strategic decision-making, optimal incentives and procurement, regulatory issues, environmental issues, and economics of information. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(C).
711 Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations. 3 cr. G.
Integration and synchronization of the logistics, IT, operations, and sourcing functions. Emphasis on fundamental supply chain strategies, tactics for supply chain process improvement and competitive advantage. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 735(P), 736(P), 737(P), & 738(P); or grad st.
712 Strategic Management. 3 cr. G.
Integrative course focused on strategic thinking and decision making at the general management level. Implementing business planning and strategy in a field-based interdisciplinary action project. Not open for credit for students who have completed BusMgmt 720. Prereq: admis to MBA Program and BusMgmt 704(P), 705(P), 706(P), 707(P), 708(P), 709(P), & 711(P); one prereq course may be completed concurrently with BusMgmt 712.
713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management. 3 cr. G.
Study of creation, growth or acquisition of a business through entrepreneurial efforts. Process of identifying and quantifying opportunities, then conceptualizing, planning and starting a new enterprise. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 703(P) & BusMgmt 708(P).
714 Managing People and the Role of General Managers. 3 cr. G.
Provides framework for understanding organizational behavior and roles of general managers, as distinct from functional specialists. Develops managerial skills through cases, exercises, and industry projects. Prereq: grad st.
715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management. 3 cr. G.
Provides a working knowledge of team building, managing change, and effective business communication methods, and an understanding of leadership tools. Prereq: grad st.
716 International Business Management. 3 cr. G.
Theories and research pertaining to international business, including foreign investment, marketing, personnel, strategy development, and control of multinational operations. Prereq: grad st.
717 Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3 cr. G.
Focuses on key issues of management of operations in general, and managing supply chain in particular. Exposure to concepts of enterprise and supply chain integration through enterprise resource planning (ERP). Prereq: grad st.
718 Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management. 3 cr. G.
Characteristics and formation of nonprofit organizations; building effective boards of directors; board roles and responsibilities; conflicts of interest; evaluating nonprofit performance; grant writing, foundations, and fund-raising. Prereq: grad st.
720 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Application of strategic management tools and techniques to health care organizations. Analyzing external, competitive, and internal environment; developing objectives; understanding current strategy; formulating and implementing future directions. Not open for credit for students who have completed BusMgmt 712. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 757(P); BusMgmt 708(P) or Bus Adm 766(P); BusMgmt 704(P), 705(P), 706(P), 707(P), & 711(P).
721 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Philosophical thoughts on development; basics of fundraising; strategic planning and implementation. Prereq: grad st.
722 Global Information Technology Management. 3 cr. G.
Management issues surrounding the effective deployment of it and is in different regions of the world. Prereq: grad st.
723 Managing and Negotiating Across Cultures. 3 cr. G.
Role of culture in international management, including organization, strategy, human resource management, leadership, teams, business ethics, and negotiations. Prereq: grad st.
724 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Financial and managerial accounting topics for the nonprofit sector; relationship of these topics to finance, the legal environment of nonprofits, and mission of the organizations. Prereq: Grad st.
725 Governance and Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Roles and responsibilities of governing boards and executive leaders. Critical review of alternative governance and executive leadership models. Prereq: grad st
726 Study Abroad: Business Topics: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Immersion (including instruction at an international university) in the economic, cultural, and business practices of selected countries. Prereq: grad st & acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
727 Health Care Accounting, Law and Ethics. 3 cr. G.
Critical examination of healthcare specific issues and differences from other industries: financial and accounting practice; legal requirements and constraints; ethical issues facing healthcare managers. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 704(P) and 705(P).
728 Training and Development in Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Development and evaluation of training and career development programs in organizations. Skills-based approach to understanding needs assessments, learning principles, training development and evaluation. Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar subtitle. Prereq: grad st.
729 MBA Internship. 3 cr. G.
A defined work experience with a for-profit, non-profit, international, or goverment organization, applying previous coursework to a workplace setting. Project paper required. Prereq: grad st; completion of any 12 cr (4 courses) from MBA Core (BusMgmt 704-711); Masters gpa of 3.50 or better; writ cons of instr.
730 Strategic Management and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations. 3 cr. G.
Concepts and methods of strategic thinking and applications of strategy in nonprofit organizational settings. Nonprofit governance and executive leadership roles in strategy formation and implementation. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 718(P) or Pol Sci 789(P) or Pol Sci/Sociol/Urb Std 704(P); BusMgmt 721(P), 724(P), & 725(P); Bus Adm 766(P) or Pol Sci 705(P) or Pol Sci 791(P); Pol Sci 792(P) & 793(P)
731 Research Tools for Practitioners in Human Resources and Labor Relations. 3 cr. G.
Planning and carrying out simple surveys; evaluating policies, programs, and procedures in organizations; interpreting, evaluating and using research conducted by others. Ind Rel 731 and BusMgmt 731 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; Econ 210(P) or Bus Adm 210(P) or cons instr.
732 Enterprise Resource Planning. 3 cr. G.
Enterprise Resource Planning concepts, fundamental business processes, interaction of various functional areas, development tools for the implementation of web-based ERP applications. Prereq: grad st
733 Enterprise Simulation Game. 3 cr. G.
Use ERP simulation game, develop understanding of ERP concepts, experience benefits of ERP, develop technical skills using ERP software. Prereq: grad st
734 Enterprise Resource Planning Certification. 3 cr. G.
Understand interdependencies and integration of key business processes and power of technology-enabled ERP system to increase productivity and improve business performance. Includes TERP 10 certification exam preparation. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 811(P)
735 Advanced Spreadsheet Tools. 1 cr. G.
Covers advanced spreadsheet decision making tools. Business problems from across the enterprise will be solved using EXCEL functions, pivot tables, scenario evaluation and others. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 701(C).
736 Understanding and Using Corporate Financial Reports. 2 cr. G.
Introduces corporate financial reporting practices, accounting terminology, and disclosure concepts. Develops skills in reading and analyzing annual reports. Emphasizes the impact of alternative accounting practices. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 701(C).
737 Business Strategy and Economics. 2 cr. G.
Economics analysis of applied problems in business. Includes behavioral economics, game theory, pricing in oligopolies, monopolies, price discrimination, and the psychology of pricing. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 701(C).
738 Critical and Analytical Thinking in Business. 2 cr. G.
Provides training, practice, and feedback in the construction, presentation, and evaluation of clear, well-reasoned arguments. Interactive sessions and structured assignments highlight business applications. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 701(C).
741 (effective 09/02/2014) Management of Technology Ventures. 3 cr. G.
Development, launch, and management of technology ventures including venture growth management. Prepares students to lead and manage technology ventures. Prereq: grad st & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Entrep Cert program.
742 (effective 09/02/2014) Technology Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship. 3 cr. G.
Advanced concepts related to technology management, technological innovation, technology strategy, and corporate entrepreneurship. Prepares students to lead technology commercialization projects. Prereq: grad st & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Enrep Cert program.
743 (effective 09/02/2014) Technology Entrepreneurship Project. 3 cr. G.
Integration of key product/service innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship processes in the establishment of new (or corporate) technology ventures; trains students to lead new ventures. Prereq: grad st & admis to business or engineering program or admis to Tech Entrep Cert program; BusMgmt 741(P).
801 Managing People. 3 cr. G.
Understanding various ways of attracting, selecting, developing, evaluating, and optimizing human resources within a dynamic legal, social, and economic environment. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program.
802 Accounting for Managers. 3 cr. G.
Basics of preparing, using and understanding financial statements. Using accounting data to quantify business planning and performance evaluation. Provides accounting tools needed for directed practicum. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program.
803 The Role of IT in Enterprise Management. 3 cr. G.
Acquiring, managing, and using information technology for success in global markets; rolte of IT in customer retention, employee teamwork, secure enterprise management, environmental corporate citizenship. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program
804 Business Analytics. 3 cr. G.
Data science and decision making methods, applications for developing business competitive edge, problem formulation, data preparation, pattern exploration, statistical analysis, and presentation of results. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program.
805 Business Economics. 3 cr. G.
Determination of cost and prices for firms and industries. Demand, supply, and firm behavior. Economic environment in relation to the microeconomics decisions of the firm. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program.
806 Business Finance. 3 cr. G.
Concepts of risk and return, time value of money and discounting, capital budgeting and asset valuation, and capital structure. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program; BusMgmt 804(P).
807 Supply Chain Operations. 3 cr. G.
Fundamental concepts of operations and strategic supply chain management, functions within an organization, flow of goods and information, interface with supply chain partners across firms. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program; BusMgmt 803(P), 804(P), & 805(P).
808 Business Marketing. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the concepts and principles of marketing and development of an appreciation of their scope, relevance, application and integration in the operations of organizations. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program; BusMgmt 804(P).
809 Business Practicum. 3 cr. G.
Group project to craft integrated solution for business problems. Involves holistic approach integrating knowledge from multiple business disciplines. Career planning. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program; BusMgmt 804(P), 806(C), 807(C), & 808(C).
810 Managing Multicultural Organizations. 2 cr. G.
Understanding the challenges and opportunities of doing business in a dynamic global environment. Emphasis is on different political, economic, and socio-cultural systems. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program; BusMgmt 801(P).
811 Business Strategy. 2 cr. G.
Integrating policy analysis at the management level using tools for strategic thinking. Emphasizes external and internal functional strategies. Capstone course. Prereq: grad st; admis to MS-Management program; BusMgmt 801(P), 802(P), 803(P), 804(P), 805(P), 806(P), 807(P), 808(P) & 809(P).

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