Entrepreneurship & Venture Management
Aspects of starting and managing a new enterprise. Characteristics of entrepreneurs; the identification and evaluation of new venture opportunities-resource utilization; development of appropriate strategies and the successful planning, implementation and launching of a new business venture.
Leadership in a Global Context
U.S. enterprises operating in the global economy. The manner in which cultural, economic, political, and social differences affect the management of business, governmental, military, and other enterprises is considered. Problems of managing in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Applied Statistics and Quality Control
Prereq: IMSE 321. Systematic analysis of processes through the use of statistical analysis, methods, and procedures: statistical process control, sampling, regression, ANOVA, quality control, and design of experiments.
Not open to students with credit in IMSE 315. (Delivered via WWW.) Introduction to the principles of ergonomics. Information processing, human output and control, workplace design and environmental conditions.
Industrial Quality Control
Prereq: IMSE 321. Statistical process control and quality assurance techniques in manufacturing. Control charts, acceptance sampling, and analyses and design of quality control systems. Six additional IMSE hours from IE courses from list below.
Prereq: IMSE 206, 321, ENGM 373. Investigation of packaging processes, materials, equipment, and design. Container design, material handling, storage, packaging, and environmental regulations, and material selection.
Radio Frequency Identification
Fundamentals of how radio frequency identification (RFID) components of tag, transponder, and antennae are utilized to create RFID systems. Best practices for implementation of RFID systems in common supply chain operations.
Supply Chain Optimization
Concepts of the economic and service trade-offs in supply chain and logistics management. Using decision support system (DSS) to design optimal logistics network model with given requirements and operational parameters using leading software packages to model problems arising in strategic management of logistics networks.
Logistics in the Supply Chain
Prereq: IMSE 334. Process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Domestic transportation systems, distribution centers and warehousing, international logistics, logistics system controls and re-engineering logistics systems.
(1-6 cr, max 6) Lab. Investigation and written report of research into a specific problem in any area of industrial or management systems engineering.
Total Quality Management Using Six Sigma...
Total Quality Management Using Six Sigma Techniques
Introduction to advanced topics in Engineering Management and the foundations of Total Quality Management (TQM). Costs of quality, statistical tools, initiating change, advanced topics, and TQM in practice. Using DMAIC, DFSS, and COPQ along with the other industry-accepted Six Sigma Quality Techniques.
Financial Accounting (formerly ACCT 820)
A capstone course for accountants. Extended application of accounting theory as it relates to both the public sector and the private sector. Environmental considerations and the international implications of accounting treatments. Use of cases and exposure drafts of proposed accounting pronouncements in accounting theory
Professional Responsibility and Ethics in...
Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
Standards of ethical financial reporting and corporate governance in the context of the legal, regulatory, and social environments of corporate business. Acts of law and sanctions imposed for violations of standards of financial reporting.
Income Tax and Management Decisions
The impact of Federal income tax law on management decisions, more from the viewpoint of recognizing problems than prescribing solutions.
Prereq: intermediate accounting or ACCT 805. Explains fraud and provides a forum for discussing how fraud differs from other crimes. Includes fraud techniques, schemes, readings and study of actual fraud cases.
Financial Reporting and Analysis (Formerly ACCT...
Financial Reporting and Analysis (Formerly ACCT 801)
Prereq: intermediate accounting or ACCT 805. Effective utilization of accounting information presented in financial statements. Primary financial statements, revenue recognition practices, the financial reporting system, the effects of accounting method choice on reported financial data, and firm valuation.
A synthesis across the notion of “utility” as represented in traditional environmental and natural resource economics, “ecology” in ecological economics, and “community” in behavioral economics. Ideas from thermodynamics with a focus on renewable resources. Development, organization, and enhancement of eco-business, eco-industry, eco-government and eco-communities.
Determinants of exchange rates, international payments, and inflation, unemployment, national income, and interest rates in an open economy. International monetary system and capital and financial markets, and of the mechanisms by which a national economy and the rest of the world adjust to external disturbances.
Multinational Financial Analysis
International aspects of financial management. Exchange risk analysis and management. Accessing international capital markets. International capital budgeting. Numerical optimization technique.
The workings of securities markets. The fundamental intuition of the risk-return trade-off. The role of information in financial markets. All major asset pricing models and application to risk management in a portfolio context.
Options, Futures, and Derivative Securities
Analysis of the properties of derivative securities that are commonly encountered in practice. Examines the theoretical framework within which derivative securities can be valued. Discussion of alternative hedging strategies for financial institutions and portfolio managers.
Contemporary Managerial Accounting
Internal accounting as a tool to generate information for managerial planning and control. Problems and case material used to review basic financial accounting, to develop operational understanding of elementary cost systems, capital and operating budgeting concepts, incremental analysis, transfer pricing, performance evaluation, and other selected quantitative techniques available to assist management in the performance of the planning and control functions.
A case course designed to meet the financial core requirement in the MBA program. Application of financial theory to business problems. Financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital structure planning, cost of capital, and capital expenditure analysis.
Applies economics to problems faced by managers in both the private and public sector. Consideration is given to the impact of the economic environment on decisions made by the firm including the effects of legal, regulatory and social constraints. Internal allocation of resources in organizations from an economic perspective. Economic tools that aid managers, including statistical analysis, are applied to practical decisions.
Mixture of case discussions, readings, lectures, plus written and oral assignments. Development of analytical and decision making skills, and an understanding of the market forces which influence those decisions. Major emphasis on the decision areas of product, distribution, personal selling, advertising and pricing, as well as on the development of integrated marketing programs. Social, ethical, and global issues.
Applied Organizational Behavior
Critical behavioral science theories that contribute to the effective management of human behavior in organizations. Conceptual frameworks that help diagnose and explain the potential for common interpersonal problems. These models serve as the foundation for student efforts to develop behavioral skills and intervention techniques that promote effective individual and team activity leading to positive managerial experiences. Communication, power and influence, conflict management, and perception.
Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA or MPA program and/or permission of the MBA director
Supply Chain Management Strategies
Strategic implications for the management and coordination of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support. Relationships between operations and information systems and other functional areas of organizations, e.g., accounting, marketing, finance, and engineering/R&D are evaluated, along with relationships with other organizations in the supply chain, are emphasized.
Broad understanding and knowledge of important business analytic topics and how they can be used to support decision making in all business areas, government, education, and agriculture. Technical procedures used to describe, predict and prescribe data into information for decision making. Data exploration and how it results in a sequence of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive processes to result in unique and new information on which decisions can be made.
Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA or MPA program and/or permission of the MBA director
Reconsideration of marketing, management, accounting, and financial concepts within and between foreign environments. Understanding of alternative cultural, economic, and political systems which affect the operations of business firms. Attention to functional business decision making.
Strategic Management and Business Policy
Development and implementation of corporate strategies and policies. Interrelationships between the external and internal environments of the organization (including functional areas) are stressed through identification, analysis, and implementation of solutions to strategic situations facing varying types of organizations. Policy cases, live cases/industry analyses, and an executive-level simulation game. Bridging the gap between management theory and practice.
Special Topics (Managerial Skills Seminar)
Seminar in current topics in business. (Managerial Skills Seminar) Topical issues such as diversity, ethics, leadership, business communication, etc. New topics announced prior to each term in which the course is being offered.