Program Overview

The objective of the Metro MBA is to prepare qualified students for assuming impactful leadership roles in business organizations. We achieve this with industry-leading instructors, cutting edge curriculum, real-life management scenarios, and an emphasis on ethical decision-making and sustainable business practices.

The Metro MBA has three instructional formats to accommodate the schedule of busy working professionals: regular classroom-based courses, web-enhanced “hybrid” courses that include some face-to-face discussions, and fully online courses.  Courses are scheduled through the year, with fall, winter/spring, and summer offerings.  Students can complete their MBA in as little as two years, but our part-time, open enrollment format allows students to complete their studies as and when their busy lives permit.

Program Outcomes

Outcomes of the Metro MBA include the ability

  • To demonstrate an understanding of the organization, as a sum of its parts.
  • To evaluate strategic decision making that produces effective outcomes.
  • To analyze the ability to lead and manage an organization through change and uncertainty.
  • To properly identify, manage, and foster talent.
  • To apply the skills and knowledge required to lead within a legal and ethical framework.
Curriculum

Prerequisites
Prerequisite courses for admission to the MBA program are Financial Accounting, Statistics (except when MBA Math is selected; see section on Admissions, below), Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. A letter grade of "C-" or above must be received in prerequisite courses.

The Metro MBA program is divided into three phases:

Phase I Covers the core functional disciplines of typical business enterprises and provides a solid grounding in the core theories, processes, and skills required by managers in today's rapidly-changing business environment.

Phase II consists of electives which students may choose to best meet their individual career needs and interests. Electives may focus on one of several disciplines or include courses from different disciplines. The general MBA consists of 8 elective credits (total of 40 program credits). Alternatively, the student may elect an MBA with a concentration by choosing 12-course credits in a selected discipline concentration (total of 44 program credits).

Phase III of the MBA program is the synthesis and capstone phase. The capstone course, MGMT 699 Management Strategy, and Policy, calls for the student to integrate what has been learned in previous courses and life experiences to form a coherent picture of management and organizations. All Phase I courses must be completed in order to register for the capstone course.

MBA with Concentration
The Metro MBA offers 4 subject-specific concentrations which, when earned, are noted in the student’s academic transcript. In addition to completing Phase I and Phase III courses described above, students combine the 8 credits of their Phase II electives with one additional 4 credit course, resulting in an MBA with Concentration of 44 total credits. Current concentrations offered are Project Management, Management Information Systems, Finance and Global Supply Chain Management.

A concentration can be declared at the time of application to the MBA program or after full admission. If the student declares a concentration after admission, a written statement requesting the concentration must be submitted to the College of Management Graduate Program Office. The student can declare up to two concentrations with advisor approval.

Project Management Concentration
Project management is now one of the fastest growing career fields in business. Organizations are increasingly using projects as a means of achieving their strategic objectives. The required courses prepare students for the challenging field of project management by providing them with tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to initiate, plan and implement projects successfully. The college also offers a graduate project management certificate.

Some of the major skills areas covered include:

  • project planning, implementation, and control using Microsoft Project;
  • request for proposal formulation;
  • Earned Value Analysis;
  • computer-aided problem solving and decision-making methodologies;
  • systematic approaches to risk identification, risk modeling, risk impact assessment, response planning, and documentation;
  • simulations using Microsoft Project, Crystal Ball, and Excel;
  • techniques in data mining and visual display of quantitative data;
  • team building, negotiation and conflict resolution in projects; and
  • project management organizational options.

Management Information Systems (MIS) Concentration
Information technology (IT) has been at the forefront of productivity improvements in most organizations for the past 25 years, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Adding the MIS Concentration will better prepare a student to manage in any organization in which IT is a major force in the delivery of its goods and services. Metropolitan State is well known for the strength of its offerings in MIS. The approach of the MIS Concentration allows the student to meet the dual goals of a strong business degree with recognized special expertise in IT. Some of the major skill areas covered in the MIS Concentration are:

  • IT strategy and Internet strategy;
  • electronic commerce;
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP);
  • knowledge management;
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM);
  • managing the IT function;
  • project management;
  • process analysis and design;
  • technology management; and
  • telecommunications.

Finance Concentration
All major decisions in corporations are influenced by financial analysis. The required Phase I finance course (Finance 601) presents models which are used for such decisions, but it does not go into the depth required for people who work professionally in finance. The Finance Concentration coursework is designed to prepare the student for professional work in the fields of corporate finance, investments, insurance and commercial banking.Some of the major skill areas covered include:

  • financial modeling;
  • valuation of investment projects, instruments, and firms;
  • understanding financial markets;
  • risk assessment and risk management; and
  • cost of capital.

Global Supply Chain Management Concentration

Supply chain management is one of the fastest growing career fields in business. Specialists in this field have a deep understanding of the structures and rhythms of global supply chains, how to optimize them, manage costs and assure uninterrupted commodity, component, and product supplies, and streamline systems integration. Students undertaking this concentration will master the basics of international trade and regulations, transportation and logistics, customer service, order fulfillment, sales and operations planning, eCommerce/omnichannel, warehousing and inventory management, and, supplier relations, sourcing, and purchasing. As organizations use supply chain management to achieve key strategic objectives, this concentration prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary to initiate, plan and implement supply chain projects, policies and systems successfully--globally. The college also offers a Graduate Global Supply Chain Management Certificate which can be concurrently pursued in addition to this MBA concentration.

Some of the major areas covered are:

    • national and international modes of transportation and their characteristics; logistics; reverse logistics;
    • supplier relations and contracts;
    • strategic sourcing and purchasing;
    • order fulfillment;
    • warehousing and inventory management;
    • distribution channels, eCommerce, omnichannel, and retail operations;
    • customer relations and service;
    • sales and operations planning;
    • financial aspects of supply chains;
    • international trade and regulations related to exports, imports, and homeland security;
    • international business context and organization building;
    • overall supply chain strategy and implementation.

More information about this program

Admission Criteria

Admission Decisions/Categories

The College of Management MBA Admissions Committee evaluates an application for evidence of undergraduate scholarship, professional experience and demonstrated aptitude for successful graduate business study.

The applicant may choose to take either the official GMAT (www.mba.com) or MBA Math (www.mbamath.com). If you take the GMAT, you must achieve a quantitative score equal to or greater than the 40th percentile to be considered for the MBA program. If you don't reach the 40th percentile, you can retake the GMAT or you can enroll in MBA Math. If you choose MBA Math, you must reach the minimum level of proficiency for each of the lessons (Minimum Proficiency Scores). Moreover, statistics prerequisite is waived if minimum proficiency is met for each statistics lesson.

If all application requirements are met, the applicant may be a candidate for full admission to the program. If one or more prerequisite courses need to be completed and the application otherwise supports the conclusion that the applicant can successfully undertake graduate study, conditional admission to a program may be granted. As a conditionally-admitted student, all prerequisites must be completed prior to starting any graduate course work. A letter grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses. Applicants denied admission may not take graduate level courses in any College of Management graduate program.

Reapplication for Denied Applicants

If an application for admission to the program is denied, the applicant may meet with the MBA Program Director to discuss the application denial, and may reapply for admission only after a minimum of six months has passed after the denial. The applicant will need to demonstrate a substantive difference in the reapplication to be considered for admission.

If an application to the program is denied, the applicant may apply for another College of Management graduate program. A new application form must be accompanied by the application fee, a new goals essay, updated resume, two new references and GMAT scores and/or assessment test scores appropriate to the degree for which the applicant is applying.

English and Quantitative Competence Assessment

All College of Management students are expected to demonstrate English and quantitative competence at a level necessary to ensure success in graduate studies. Applicants whose abilities are assessed to be inadequate for graduate study may be required to enroll in appropriate remedial language or undergraduate courses until their skills have been brought to a level satisfactory for admission. These remedial or undergraduate courses must be successfully completed prior to taking any graduate level courses.
Orientation

Once admitted to a College of Management graduate program, students are required to attend a graduate student orientation session before or during the first semester of course work. If the student does not attend an orientation session, a hold will be placed on that student's records preventing registration for further graduate classes until attending the orientation.

Application Requirements

Applicants should allow 7-10 business days for review by the College of Management MBA Admissions Committee once the applicant’s file is complete and all required materials have been received by the Graduate Admissions Office.

To be considered for admission, the following must be submitted:

  • Graduate Application
  • Non-refundable application fee (waived for graduates of Metropolitan State University)
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended, including any graduate work
  • Test scores
  • Current resume
  • Goals essay
  • Two letters of reference from professional or academic sources

See Applying to the Program for details on the requirements, deadlines and International Student application requirements.

Transfer Credits

Once fully admitted, the student may transfer up to 16 credits into the Metro MBA program, provided, however, that (1) the credits were earned from a U.S. regionally accredited institution; (2) a letter grade of B or better was earned in the course(s); and (3) the course was not taken towards a degree that was already granted by this or any other institution. Graduate courses which do not substantially satisfy learning outcomes in either the core, elective or concentration courses in the Metro MBA program are not eligible for transfer. All courses offered for transfer should be declared and approved within the first semester of the student’s initial enrollment at Metro, or within one year of taking the transfer course at another institution.  All transfer courses must be approved by the MBA Program Director or in consultation with discipline coordinators.

Additional Information

Academic Standing

Students must remain in satisfactory academic standing to continue in a College of Management master's degree or graduate certificate program. Only courses for which they receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or better count toward degree or certificate requirements. The option of a competence/no competence with a narrative transcript is not available to College of Management graduate students. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and passing grades (i.e., C or better) for all required courses included in any graduate or certificate programs are required for graduation. Academic standing is calculated at the end of each semester.

Students receiving a letter grade of C+ or below in any graduate course, or who have a cumulative GPA that drops below 3.0, will be placed on academic probation. Students who remain on academic probation for more two semesters after first receiving notice of probation are subject to removal from the program due to unsatisfactory academic standing. Students will be restored to good academic standing when (1) their cumulative GPA rises above 3.0; and (2) they have repeated and passed any required courses for which they received an F.

Required courses for which a student receives an F must be repeated and passed in order to graduate. College of Management master's and graduate certificate students may repeat courses if they receive a grade of C or C+, upon approval of the MBA Program Director. If a course is repeated once, only the higher grade is used in computing the grade point average. If a course is repeated a second time, the grade point average includes grades earned in both of the repeat attempts. No course may be taken more than three times.

Appeal of Removal from the Program Due to Unsatisfactory Academic Standing

Students who are removed from the program due to unsatisfactory academic standing may appeal their removal to the College of Management Dean. The appeal must be made in writing and provide specific grounds for the appeal. The appeal is due to the Dean within 30 days of the date of the letter notifying them of the decision to remove them from the program. The Dean has 30 days to respond in writing to the appeal. Appeals received after 30 days will not be considered.\

Readmission after Dismissal

Students who have been dismissed from a graduate program may apply for readmission no sooner than one calendar year after the last semester of study. To reapply, they have to complete the same process that was required for their initial admission and they must meet all the requirements of the Program as of their time of readmission. Readmission decisions are made by the College of Management and are not automatic.

Time to Completion

Students have five years from the first semester of graduate study to complete their degree program requirements. An extension of the time limit may be requested by writing to the MBA Program Director. Such requests must be received prior to the expiration of the time limit. Requests for extensions should include the reason(s) for requesting the extension, a summary of the student's plan to finish graduation requirements, and a specific date for the extension to expire. Extension decisions are made by the College of Management MBA Admissions Committee, are not automatic, and cannot be appealed.

Reactivating into the Program

If a student in good academic standing has not registered for courses for three or more consecutive semesters, that student must apply to reactivate into the degree program. To reactivate, the student must submit an updated resume and a letter to the College of Management MBA Admissions Committee expressing a desire to reactivate into the program. The Admissions Committee reviews the request and responds in writing, specifying degree completion requirements and deadline for completion. The student may be required to satisfy degree requirements in force at the time of reactivation, even if those requirements differ from those in force at the time of original admission to the degree program. Reactivation decisions are made by the College of Management MBA Admissions Committee and are not automatic.

College of Management Outstanding Student Award

During the final semester of course work, a student may be nominated by the faculty for the College of Management Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance in their graduate degree program, as well as achievements in their community and professional contributions. All finalists recognized in a special ceremony held before commencement every semester. The outstanding student will receive a commemorative certificate, and the student's name will be placed on a permanent plaque in the College of Management.

Accreditation
Faculty

Resident faculty members are primarily:

  • Holders of doctoral degrees in their fields
  • Authors of applied and refereed publications
  • Experienced in their academic fields.

Additionally, the College of Management has a strong community faculty who are fully committed to educational excellence. All community faculty have graduate degrees, either a master's or a doctorate, as well as business expertise in their fields. The College of Management assures the quality of its community faculty through a careful selection process, extensive training through our own Teaching Academy, and regular student evaluations.

Contact Information

Office Location
1300 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Mailing Address
College of Management
Graduate Programs Office
Metropolitan State University
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-659-7306
Email: graduate.studies@metrostate.edu

Additional Program Information 


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Course List

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Prerequisite courses for admission to the MBA program are Financial Accounting, Statistics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. A letter grade of "C-" or above must be received in prerequisite courses. If some or all of these prerequisites have not been satisfied, the applicant may do so by taking one or more of the following:

  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
    3 credits

    This course focuses on the economy as a whole and studies how government can affect the economy. After starting with principles of markets, the price system and supply and demand, the course covers national income accounting, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve System, different approaches to economic growth, and the foundations of international trade.

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  • One of the following classes is required:
    • ECON 202 Microeconomics
      3 credits

      This course focuses on the interactions between the consumer and the producer. It begins with the theory of markets, supply and demand, and the price system. Then it covers demand elasticity, the costs of production including the various factor inputs, the four major market structures (pure competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), and ways to increase the competition in markets.

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    • ECON 611 Foundations of Economic Analysis
      2 credits

      This course meets the prerequisite requirements for undergraduate courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. It does not count toward your master's degree, but permits you to take one course instead of two undergraduate courses. The course covers the major concepts in basic economics including demand analysis, determinants of supply, price system operations and government's roles. Attention is also directed to business cycles, national income accounting, employment and fiscal policy. The course enhances your understanding of economic conditions, economic changes, and organizations' roles in the private, nonprofit and government sectors in the allocation and use of economic resources.

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  • One of the following classes is required:
    • DSCI 651 Managerial Statistics
      4 credits

      This course is designed to give students a conceptual understanding of statistics with an emphasis on the use of applied statistics in managerial decision-making process. Topics covered include methods of summarizing data, including collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of numerical data. Microsoft Excel will be used to perform statistical analyses.

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    • STAT 201 Statistics I
      4 credits

      This course covers the basic principles and methods of statistics. It emphasizes techniques and applications in real-world problem solving and decision making. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and variation, probability, sampling, design of experiments, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

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  • ACCT 210 Financial Accounting
    4 credits

    This course in financial accounting acquaints students with the "language of business" and the concepts and practices of accounting in order to understand, interpret, and analyze the financial accounting reports of economic entities. Topics include: economic context of accounting; introduction to basic financial statements with emphasis on the statement of cash flows; measurement fundamentals; analysis of financial statements; cash; receivables; inventories; investments in equity and debt securities including Consolidations; long-lived assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity; and time value of money concepts and computations for decision making: international accounting practices are incorporated into every topic. This is not a bookkeeping course.

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Requirements ( 40 total credits)

Phase I

Focuses on the functional disciplines of business and organizations and provides a solid grounding in the core theories, processes and skills needed by managers in today's rapidly-changing environment. Following are the Phase I courses:

DSCI 681 Operations Management for Services and Manufacturing

  • MGMT 600 Practical Research Methods for Managers
    0 credits

    This foundational course provides students with practical knowledge needed to conduct research in business and non-profit areas. Major topics covered include research design, data collection and analyses, research proposal and research report. Students will gain practical experience by applying the procedures and techniques learned in this class to the area of their interest including marketing, finance, management, and operations in business and non-profit organizations. This course must be taken during the first semester of MBA studies.

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  • ACCT 620 Management Accounting
    4 credits

    This course focuses on accounting for managerial planning and control. The role of financial and nonfinancial information in a strategically focused decision environment is discussed. Emphasis is on strategic cost management and cost analysis.

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  • ECON 696 Managerial Economics and Strategy
    0 credits

    This course focuses on the application of economic analysis to enterprise decision making. The basic topics include analysis of demand, costs, capitalization and strategy. The purpose is to apply economics to achieve long-run profit maximization. Students apply principles of modern strategy to real case studies.

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  • FIN 601 Financial Management
    4 credits

    This course focuses on the optimal management of the firm's assets and financing requirements. Topics covered include: financial decision making, financial markets, risk, valuation, long and short-term financing and investing. International and ethical implications are included, and extensive use of cases and spreadsheets is required.

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  • MKTG 600 Marketing Management
    4 credits

    This course examines activities through which organizations provide goods and services to serve the needs of the marketplace. Some of the topics included are analysis of internal and external factors of an organization that contribute to a successful marketing campaign, consumer behavior, positioning, , setting marketing objectives, designing marketing strategies and tactics, integrated marketing communications, pricing, and elasticity of demand.

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  • MGMT 620 Organizational Behavior
    0 credits

    This course focuses on behavior in organizations as influenced by individual differences, group processes and interactions, and organizational processes. Skills and abilities essential for effective management in changing organizational contexts are emphasized. Topics examined include motivation, diversity, group development team building, power and politics, leadership, job design and organizational culture.

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  • MIS 600 Management Information Systems
    4 credits

    Management Information Systems (MIS) evolved from essentially an organization's support operation to a strategic element of an organization's life and survival. This course explores information systems' new and expanding roles in the enterprise. Models examined showing how new technologies are assimilated into the organization, how to plan for systems within the overall strategic management process, assess the risk in system development projects, and become a "sophisticated user" of information systems. Traditional and new technologies are utilized. The course also includes a solid review of the strategic and tactical impact of computers, networks and new technologies. . This course broadens understanding of the design and implementation of various computerized information systems to support management decision making and evaluation, and prepares the student to integrate new technologies and configurations into the management process.

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Phase II

Consists of electives which students may choose to best meet individual career needs and interests. Electives may focus on one of several disciplines or include courses from different disciplines. The general MBA consists of 8 elective credits (total of 40 program credits). Alternatively, the student may elect an MBA with a concentration by choosing 12 course credits in a selected discipline concentration (total of 44 program credits).

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Phase III

Is the MBA program is the synthesis and capstone phase. The course, MGMT 699 Management Strategy and Policy, calls for the student to integrate what has been learned in previous courses and life experiences to form a coherent picture of management and organizations. All Phase I courses must be completed in order to register for the capstone course.

  • MGMT 699 Management: Strategy and Policy
    4 credits

    As the capstone course for the M.B.A. program, students integrate analytical tools and knowledge from the various functional areas of management, previous graduate courses, work experience and strategic management theories. Case studies and readings provide students the opportunity to analyze past and current strategies and to formulate and implement new strategies for various types of organizations. Prerequisite: Completion of all Phase I courses.

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Project Management Concentration

  • DSCI 620 Project Management
    4 credits

    This course provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of project leadership and management. Topics covered include all aspects of project management from project initiation issues, RFP formulation, proposal decisions, preparation, and evaluation, project planning and implementation to organization, risk assessment, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Also included are project planning techniques such as PERT, CPM, Earned Value Analysis, and project monitoring and simulation using Microsoft Project software.

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  • DSCI 630 Project Risk Management
    4 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive study of project risk management, including concepts, methodologies, and applications. It includes systematic approaches to risk identification, risk modeling, risk impact assessment, respond planning, and documentation. Decision science methods such as System Dynamics, Monte Carlo Simulation, Decision Analysis, Probability Analysis, Analytic Hierarchy Process, and Scenario Analysis will be utilized in risk assessment. Use of computer software in risk analysis will also be emphasized.

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  • One of the following classes is required:
    • DSCI 691 Project Management Leadership and Problem Solving
      4 credits

      The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to overall leadership and methods and procedures for solving managerial problems in multiple knowledge management areas of project management. Students will learn the art and science of problem solving by actively participating in solving real-life problems and cases and in the execution and control of projects through simulations. Emphasis is placed on developing the proper attitudes for dealing with complexity and uncertainty. Topics covered include decision making, prediction and forecasting, conflict resolution, scenario planning and strategic problem solving. Applications of appropriate computer software programs will also be emphasized. This course covers many important topics that are included in the Project Management Institute's examinations for certifications like PMP and CAPM. Students who wish to achieve these type of certifications will be facilitated by this course.

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    • MIS 671 Problem Formulation and Data Presentation
      4 credits

      This course provides students with techniques and strategies to work on complex business problems while exercising strong critical thinking skills. It also helps them develop potential solutions. This course then focuses on how to take the results of students' professional work and present complex material in a manner that helps them clearly explain and market their information.

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Concentration

Information technology (IT) has been at the forefront of productivity improvements in most organizations for the past 25 years, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Adding the MIS Concentration will better prepare a student to manage in any organization in which IT is a major force in the delivery of its goods and services. Metropolitan State is well known for the strength of its offerings in MIS. The approach of the MIS Concentration allows the student to meet the dual goals of a strong business degree with recognized special expertise in IT.

Some of the major skill areas covered in the MIS Concentration are:

IT strategy and Internet strategy; electronic commerce; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); knowledge management; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); managing the IT function; project management; process analysis and design; technology management; and telecommunications

  • MIS 600 Management Information Systems
    4 credits

    Management Information Systems (MIS) evolved from essentially an organization's support operation to a strategic element of an organization's life and survival. This course explores information systems' new and expanding roles in the enterprise. Models examined showing how new technologies are assimilated into the organization, how to plan for systems within the overall strategic management process, assess the risk in system development projects, and become a "sophisticated user" of information systems. Traditional and new technologies are utilized. The course also includes a solid review of the strategic and tactical impact of computers, networks and new technologies. . This course broadens understanding of the design and implementation of various computerized information systems to support management decision making and evaluation, and prepares the student to integrate new technologies and configurations into the management process.

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  • MIS 671 Problem Formulation and Data Presentation
    4 credits

    This course provides students with techniques and strategies to work on complex business problems while exercising strong critical thinking skills. It also helps them develop potential solutions. This course then focuses on how to take the results of students' professional work and present complex material in a manner that helps them clearly explain and market their information.

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  • MIS 683 Process Analysis and Design
    2 credits

    This course was created to give students a thorough look at the discipline of process analysis and design, workflow analysis and process reengineering. It uses a highly visual approach to both designing and communicating process analysis. Students will learn to properly analyze, design and build the main visualizations for process analysis including flowcharts, data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams and others as tools for communicating management designs.

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  • DSCI 620 Project Management
    4 credits

    This course provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of project leadership and management. Topics covered include all aspects of project management from project initiation issues, RFP formulation, proposal decisions, preparation, and evaluation, project planning and implementation to organization, risk assessment, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Also included are project planning techniques such as PERT, CPM, Earned Value Analysis, and project monitoring and simulation using Microsoft Project software.

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Finance Concentration

All major decisions in corporations are influenced by financial analysis. The required Phase I finance course (Finance 601) presents models which are used for such decisions, but it does not go into the depth required for people who work professionally in finance. The Finance Concentration coursework is designed to prepare the student for professional work in the fields of corporate finance, investments, insurance and commercial banking.

Some of the major skill areas covered include: financial modeling; valuation of investment projects, instruments and firms; understanding financial markets; risk assessment and risk management; and cost of capital.

  • FIN 550G International Finance
    4 credits

    This graduate course meets jointly with FIN 550. The course examines the same topics as FIN 550, but with greater breadth, in greater depth, and with additional assignments.

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  • FIN 560G Financial Markets and Institutions
    4 credits

    This graduate course meets jointly with FIN 560. The course examines the same topics as FIN 560, but with greater breadth, in greater depth, and with additional assignments. This course provides an overview of financial markets and institutions. Topics include the workings of various financial markets, the functions of different types of financial institutions, and the regulatory framework for the financial sector. The course concludes with an introduction to the types of risks faced by institutions and the basic tools and concepts to manage these risks. Further, the course will include topics of current interest.

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  • FIN 511G Investment and Portfolio Analysis
    4 credits

    This graduate course meets jointly with FIN 511. The course examines the same topics as FIN 511, but with greater breadth, in greater depth, and with additional assignments.

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  • FIN 595G Advanced Corporate Finance
    4 credits

    This graduate course meets jointly with FIN 595. The course examines the same topics as FIN 595, but with greater breadth, in greater depth, and with additional assignments.

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  • ACCT 515G Financial Statement Analysis
    4 credits

    This course provides an in-depth study of the concepts and applications of financial statement analysis including the supply of and demand for accounting information in financial markets and the uses of accounting information in performance evaluation, investment and credit decisions.

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Global Supply Chain Management Concentration

  • DSCI 681 Operations Management for Services and Manufacturing
    4 credits

    The growing interdependence of business functions such as marketing, accounting, finance, information systems, and engineering requires effective and efficient operations management strategies and practices. The main objective of this course is to develop basic skills and knowledge necessary for managing the operations function in both manufacturing and service delivery firms. Special emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues facing operations managers such as supply chain structure and strategy, enterprise resource planning issues, product and process design, process management, value chain, and lean systems. Another objective of this course is to develop analytical skills necessary to identify and solve problems in the operations management arena.

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  • MKTG 652 Supply Chain Logistics
    2 credits

    This course examines those activities involved in planning, implementing and controlling the flow of raw materials, in-process inventories, and finished goods from the point of origin to the points of consumption at the lowest total costs. Topics emphasized include inventory management, transportation, warehousing, information systems, performance measurement, materials handling, customer services, and the overall management of logistical functions.

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  • MKTG 653 Global Sourcing
    2 credits

    Global competition makes it increasingly important for American firms to contract with foreign companies in order to establish efficient and reliable sources of industrial materials and supplies. Topics include starting a global buying program; dealing with foreign cultures, business practices, monetary systems, and related legalities; writing international purchase orders; controlling global logistics costs; and U.S. programs designed to benefit importing buyers.

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  • IBUS 690 Doing Business Internationally
    4 credits

    This course will bring together the full range of factors influencing companies doing business across borders that were covered in the required IBUS 611 ? globalization, political economies, culture, ethics, legal systems, trade, investment, currency issues, market entry, production, logistics and marketing ? and apply them to management decision-making in national and regional operating environments around the world. The syllabus may be modified at short notice to accommodate current world events impacting the international business environment.

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