Technology Management

Bachelor of Applied Science*

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management degree is designed to provide applicants, who have earned an Associate of Applied Science or Technology degree, the opportunity to continue their education. The BAS degree will prepare students to pursue a management position in the area of their AAS/AAT degree. The combination of a well founded technical education coupled with business courses will prepare graduates for both technical and managerial positions in a variety of business settings. Students must provide proof of AAS/AAT degree for admission to the BAS program when the major is selected.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1101Intro to Mathematical Modeling3
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives: 1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives: **3-4
Grade of C or better required.
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics (recommended, co-requisite for OPMT 3251 and prerequisite for FINC 3056)
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives: 6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Bridge Curriculum *
BUSA 3100Survey of Business Law/Ethics3
BUSA 3200Survey of Economics3
BUSA 3300Survey of Accounting3
BUSA 3400Quantitative Theory/Tech Mngt3
Technology Management Core **
BUSA 3301Business Communications3
BUSA 3351International Business3
FINC 3056Principles of Finance3
MARK 3010Principles of Marketing3
MGIS 3351Principles Mgmt Info Systems3
MNGT 3051Principles of Management3
MNGT 4380Project Management3
OPMT 3251Principles of Operations Management3
Associate of Applied Science or Applied Technology Credits
Technology Credits Up to:39
Senior Requirements **
BUSA 3701Prof Development Seminar1
MNGT 4701Strategic Management3
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours122-123
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Students will meet Area D and F requirements of the Associate of Science in Business Administration either through the AS in Business Administration Area F courses or through the BAS Bridge curriculum, recognizing BOR policies required at least 39 hours of junior or senior level coursework.  BAS students must submit proof of an earned AAS or AAT degree.

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All 3000 and 4000 level classes require admission to upper division and a “C” or better.  The Area D MATH elective also requires a “C” or better.

Accounting Courses

ACCT 2101. Principles of Accounting I. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the underlying theory and application of accounting concepts for reporting financial information to outside users. Stresses the relationship between the rules by which financial statements are prepared and the use of financial information for decision making.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111 with a "C" or better.

ACCT 2102. Principles of Accounting II. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts. Stresses the study of financial and non-financial information for use by internal decision makers and the role of managerial accounting in a business environment.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 with a "C" or better.

ACCT 3100. Intermediate Accounting I. 3-0-3 Units.

Studies the concepts and standards for presentation and disclosure of general purpose financial statements in accordance with GAAP. The focus is on financial statement analysis and the theory and issues related to measuremet of assets.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102.

ACCT 3200. Intermediate Accounting II. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on theory and issues related to recognition and measurement of liabilities, stockholders’ equity, and other issues related to financial reporting.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 3100.

ACCT 3300. Tax Accounting & Reporting I. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the federal taxation of individuals and taxation of property transactions. Tax research and ethics and responsibilities for accounting professionals are also introduced.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102.

ACCT 3500. Forensic Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

A study of the various techniques for preventing, detecting, investigating and resolving occupational fraud.(M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility; ACCT 2101.

ACCT 3600. Accounting Information Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

A study of human transactions, the accounting cycle, and internal control using a business process approach. The course demonstrates how accounting information is recorded, summarized, and reported in automated systems and emphasizes internal control features necessary to produce accurate and reliable accounting data. Provides exposure to general ledger accounting software.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility; ACCT 2102.

ACCT 3800. Understanding Financial Statem. 3-0-3 Units.

This course focuses on the understanding, interpreting, and analyzing of financial statements for corporations, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 2101.

ACCT 4100. Advanced Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines special types of transactions and their effect on financial statement presentation. The focus is on business combinations, foreign currency transactions, and other advanced financial reporting topics.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 3200.

ACCT 4200. Govt/Nonprofit Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on the concepts and standards for presentation and disclosure of financial statements for governmental entities and nongovernmental not-for-profit entities.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 3100.

ACCT 4300. Tax Accounting & Reporting II. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the federal taxation of business entities, including C corporations, partnerships, S corporations, estates, and trusts. Analyzes the treatment of property transactions within these entities.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 3100.

ACCT 4400. Cost Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on planning, budgeting, performance measures and cost measures in the corporate environment.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility; ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102.

ACCT 4700. Independent Study in Acct. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in Accounting in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2101.

ACCT 4701. Auditing and Attestation. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines auditing procedures, standards, and other attestation issues.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, ACCT 3200.

ACCT 4800. Special Topics in Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in the field of Accounting. Each special topic course will cover a new current topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, ACCT 2101.

ACCT 4900. Accounting Internship. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Accounting through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Accounting internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligbility.

Business Administration Courses

BUSA 2050. Business Statistics. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes applications of statistics in business. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. (F,S) Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or higher

BUSA 2106. The Environment of Business. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the political, social, legal, ethical, environmental, and technological issues that affect or are affected by business decisions. Topics include stakeholder analysis, social responsibility, ethics, globalization, business-government relations, and fair trade.(F,S,M)

BUSA 2201. Fundamentals of Computer Appli. 3-0-3 Units.

Assures a basic level of computer applications literacy to include spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation software.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or higher.

BUSA 3000. Environmental Law and Policy. 3-0-3 Units.

Survey of national and state agencies and provisions of environmental laws and ordinances at all levels of government, including NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and CERCLA. This course has a web component.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3050. Business Statistics. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes applications of statistics in business. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.(F,S)
Prerequisites: MATH 2181 or concurrent, Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3055. Quantitative Analysis Bus Prob. 3-0-3 Units.

Develops analytical skills for business decision making. Topics include regression analysis, decision tools, application of mathematical programming and network models, sequencing and scheduling techniques, and line balancing.(S)
Prerequisites: BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200, Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3060. Business Law. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers the source of law and courts, and introduces tort law along with the historical, economic, political and ethical considerations in business and the impact of regulatory and administrative law on business. Topics include property law, contracts, and environmental issues.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3070. Business Ethics. 3-0-3 Units.

Defines ethics, explores models of personal ethics, and reviews ethics in a variety of professional fields. In addition the course examines the relationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Topics include corporate governance, trust and honesty in business, the role of ethics in managerial decision-making and behavior, the ethical use of information, and international ethics.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3100. Survey of Business Law/Ethics. 3-0-3 Units.

The first objective of this course is to expose the student to the basic terminology and concepts that make up the legal environment in which United States’ businesses operate on a day-to-day basis. The further objective of this course is to expose the student to basic ethical concepts and how to apply them in the business context. This course defines ethics, explores models of personal ethics, and reviews the various approaches to the study of ethics.
Prerequisites: Earned AAS, AAT, or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution.

BUSA 3200. Survey of Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

The course objectives are to familiarize the student with general micro- and macroeconomic principles and their usage in advancing a productive career. Since the course has such a large body of material to cover in one semester, students will keep a notebook of critical material including problems, economic analysis, and essays.
Prerequisites: Earned AAS, AAT, or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution.

BUSA 3300. Survey of Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

This course is a survey of basic financial and managerial accounting for skilled workers and technicians moving into managerial roles. It covers theory, concepts, terminology, and generally accepted accounting principles. Emphasis is on preparing and interpreting accounting information for business decisions. This course is not open to BBA students and will not count toward a BBA. A grade of C or higher is required for this course to count toward graduation in the BAS program.
Prerequisites: Earned AAS, AAT, or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution.

BUSA 3301. Business Communications. 3-0-3 Units.

Prepares students to write and speak well in many business settings. It stresses writing and presenting skills, but also shows how to apply those skills in person, through electronic media, and in physical documents.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3351. International Business. 3-0-3 Units.

International Business surveys the administrative philosophies, policies, and practices of international business organizations, examining business processes in terms of different social, cultural, political, and economic environments.

BUSA 3360. Business Negotiation Skills. 3-0-3 Units.

Students will develop the negotiation skills needed to produce more creative and satisfying agreements and avoid the worst kind of compromises. The class will focus on using theory and negotiation simulation exercises as the primary pedagogical tool.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility; BUSA 3301.

BUSA 3400. Quantitative Theory/Tech Mngt. 3-0-3 Units.

This is a one-semester course covering techniques, methods and applications of differential and integral calculus. As the name indicates, this course deals with calculus and its applications, especially those applications concerned with business and social sciences. Topics to be discussed will include: differentiation and anti-differentiation of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; applications of differentiation and integration; and functions of two variables. This course is not open to BBA students and will not count toward a BBA. A grade of C or higher is required for this course to count toward graduation in the BAS program.

BUSA 3532. Bus Analytics/Data Mining. 3-0-3 Units.

The course introduces studnets to business analytics and data mining. Topics include introduction to business analytics, data visiualization, data transformation, cluster analysis, association analysis, decision trees, logistics regression, neural network and model performance evaluation.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibilty, MGIS 3351 and OPMT 3251.

BUSA 3700. Business Admin Internship. 0-0-0 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Business Administration through an internship experience with a pre-approved employer. This is a non-credit course.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Approval from internship faculty advisor, Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3701. Prof Development Seminar. 1-0-1 Unit.

This class is designed to aid students in transitioning from the academic world to a professional business work environment. It will provide students with experience in applying for jobs, interviewing, networking, and business etiquette as well as expose them to other relevant and timely topics for advancing in the business world.
Prerequisites: BUSA 3301 and Upper Division Eligibility.

BUSA 4700. Senior Seminar. 1-0-1 Unit.

Features the practices and administration of business, as well as the preparation needed for success in the job market. Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, and personal financial management.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.
Corequisites: MNGT 4701.

BUSA 4800. Special Topics in Business. 1-0-1,4 Unit.

Examines current, relevant topics. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 4900. Business Internships. 0-0-1-3 Unit.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Business through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Business internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S) Prerequisite (s): Upper Division eligibility and 9 credit hours of upper division in ACCT, BUSA, MARK, MGIS, MNGT, or OPMT of which 3 credit hours must be in BUSA.

Economics Courses

ECON 2105. Principles of Macroeconomics. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes and analyzes macroeconomic principles. Topics covered include the scope and method of economics, national income/output analysis, employment/ unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and international finance.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111 with a grade of "C" or better.

ECON 2106. Principles of Microeconomics. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes and analyzes microeconomic principles. Topics covered include demand and supply theory, output and price determination, market structure, income distribution, government regulation of business, labor organizations, and international trade.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111 with a grade of "C" or better.

ECON 3107. International Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the objectives of the regional and global organizations such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the European Union (EU), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trades (GATT), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).(Varies)
Prerequisites: ECON 2105 and ECON 2106, Upper Division eligibility.

ECON 3108. Intro to Environmental Mgmt. 3-0-3 Units.

Discusses the greening of business with respect to manufacturing, marketing, strategy and communication, and discusses the nature of a sustainable corporation. Also, it raises the awareness about strategies for the society as a whole related to the concept of sustainable development. This course will help students to develop the necessary management skills that utilize various accounting procedures to perform a cost-benefit analysis of the greening of business.(S)
Prerequisites: ECON 2106.

ECON 3109. Managerial Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

Economics is frequently described as the science of decision-making under scarcity (at any given time we want more things than we can obtain, given available resources) and this is a good description of the subject of this course. Students will apply economic tools and basic statistics to solve managerial problems faced by entrepreneurs, managers and government regulators. Typical topics include demand analysis and estimation, consumer theory, cost functions, market structures and other microeconomic subject.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and Upper Division Eligibility.

ECON 3110. Intro to International Trade. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers topics on trade theory, trade policy, the measurement of a nation's balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, and exchange rate determination, and examining the open-economy macroeconomics, or the macro relationships between the domestic economy and the rest of the world, as well as the operation of the present international monetary system.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106.

ECON 3112. Money and Banking. 3-0-3 Units.

Presents a comprehensive upper-level course in financial institutions, financial markets, bank management, and money and banking. This introduction to the operation of the US financial system describes the US financial institutions, instruments and markets; explains how the financial system interacts with the rest of the economy; and considers how the system changes through time.(Varies)
Prerequisites: ECON 2105.

ECON 4101. Applied Eonometrics. 3-0-3 Units.

Standard econometric techniques are applied to various topics in economics. Techniques include models for cross-section data, such as limited dependent variable models, selectivity techniques, count data models, and models for panel data. Students will conduct statistical analyses and model evaluation.
Prerequisites: BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200 and Upper Division Eligibility.

ECON 4109. Industrial Relations. 3-0-3 Units.

The application of microeconomics to the study of labor markets. The demand for and supply of labor, compensating wage differentials, human capital investment, alternative compensation policies, unions, discrimination, and unemployment.
Prerequisites: BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200 and Upper Diviison Eligibility.

ECON 4700. Independent Study Economics. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in economics in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106 and upper division eligibility.

ECON 4800. Special Topics in Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in field of Economics. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.

ECON 4900. Economics Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides studnets with on-site work experience in economics through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A porfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevent academic literature to the economic internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, 2106, and upper division eligibility.

Finance Courses

FINC 3056. Principles of Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to financial management. Topics include the structure and analysis of financial statements, cash flow, time value of money, investment valuation, capital budgeting, long and short term financial decision making.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ACCT 2102, BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200, Upper Division eligibility.

FINC 3101. Intermediate Corporate Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Corporate financial decision making by applying the tools, techniques, and theories of finance to actual business decisions.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 3201. Investments. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces financial assets and markets. Topics include an overview of security types, the role of risk in asset pricing, the capital asset pricing model, the efficient markets hypothesis, portfolio theory, and valuation models for stocks and fixed income securities.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4112. Real Estate Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Application of theoretical aspects of financial economics to explain real estate financial institutions and markets. Financial and economic methods are applied to residential and commercial real estate. Special topics include real estate in a portfolio, agency problems, and the influence of the legal environment.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4200. Financial Statement Analysis. 3-0-3 Units.

Basic techniques, research methods, strengths, and limitations of financial statement analysis. Computer analysis of financial data to predict earnings and other financial ratios. Use of these techniques to value equity securities and to predict takeover targets, future debt ratings, and bankruptcies.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4201. Finance Case Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Empirical case studies in corporate finance. The modern theories of capital structure, dividend policy, corporate control, investment banking, and capital budgeting, emerging areas of research such as market microstructure, venture capital financing, and comparative international corporate finance.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4301. Risk Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Investigation of the impact of the cultural, economic, regulatory, and organizational environment in which a business operates on financial and enterprise risk. Emphasis is placed on appreciating the various sources of risk, and how they interact to form an overall risk profile for the firm. Special emphasis will be placed on financial risk management.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4700. Independent Study Finance. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in finance in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056.

FINC 4800. Special Topics in Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in field of Finance. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.

FINC 4900. Finance Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in finance through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A porfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevent academic literature to the finance internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: FINC 3056.

Marketing Systems Courses

MARK 3010. Principles of Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a general survey of the field of marketing covering marketing channels, functions, methods and institutions.(F,S)
Prerequisites: BUSA 2106, Upper Division eligibility.

MARK 3011. Buyer Behavior & CRM. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the fundamental activities and motives impacting consumer choice, use and disposal of products. Emphasis on end users rather than business customers. Topics include internal and external factors that influence consumer choice, marketing strategies that influence consumer choice, group dynamics and the organizational buying process, and global consumption trends.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 3233. Retail Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores store location, layout, organizational aspects, credit policies and control systems as they apply to retail operations. Investigates the application of these topics as they relate to online marketing strategies and tactics will be investigated as well.
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 3455. Professional Selling. 3-0-3 Units.

Examination of the complex process involving buyers and sellers of products and services. Concentration on developing the sales skills required for creating effective exchanges and managing long-term relationships.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 3517. Services Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes the unique differences in the marketing of services including the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Topics include consumer behavior in services marketing, the gaps model of service quality, the marketing mix for services, and demand and capacity management.
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 3570. Integrated Brand Promotion. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on understanding the role of the promotional element of the marketing mix. Topics include the various promotional tools, advertising strategy, creative strategy, the pros and cons of various media options, regulatory constraints and global considerations affecting a firm's effort toward effective marketing communication.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4081. Marketing/Competitive Strategy. 3-0-3 Units.

Integrates marketing principles in the context of the decision making exercises related to customers, products, pricing, promotions, distribution and the laws regarding each of these topics.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4121. Marketing Research & Analysis. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on the systematic approach to the application of research techniques and procedures for assessing markets. Topics include research design, questionnaire construction, data sources and collection, data analysis, data interpretation and reporting.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200 and MARK 3010.

MARK 4288. Logistics. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the fundamental elements of channel systems and various institutions that utilize such systems. Distribution models that describe different industries will be investigated. These models will include ways to assess the legal environment and how price is impacted by channel relationships.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4351. International Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

Investigation of entry and operational strategies employed for development of international markets. Emphasis is placed on the differences in cultural, political, economic and business environments and how these barriers to international trade can be moderated using electronic systems.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4400. Sustainable Business Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

The primary topics for this course are: (a) developing a comprehensive sustainability strategy as part of overall corporate strategy, (b) identifying relevant consumer and business segments likely to respond to a sustainable message, and (c) communicating the sustainability message. The course also explores underlying trends and motivations driving corporate interest in sustainable operations.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4433. Social Media Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

This course examines the changing role of social media in the promotional marketing mix, the role of the consumer in social media, online communities and how social media is impacting both marketing and consumer lifestyles.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4480. Sports Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

This course applies the theoretic foundations of marketing to the sports industry by investigating principles and processes in sports marketing and sales. The foci are on research and development, sport promotion, sport sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, distribution of sports goods, and career opportunities in the field of sports marketing. (F) Prerequisities: Upper Division eligibility, MARK 3010.

MARK 4700. Independent Study Marketing. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in marketing in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project.
Prerequisites: MARK 3010.

MARK 4701. Marketing Strategy. 3-0-3 Units.

Integrates marketing principles in the context of the decision making exercises related to customers, products, pricing, promotions, distribution and the laws regarding each of these topics. (S) .
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility, MARK 3010 and an additional MARK course.

MARK 4800. Special Topics in Marketing. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in the field of marketing. Each special topics course will cover a new topic.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MARK 3010 .

MARK 4900. Marketing Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Marketing through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Marketing internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MARK 3010.

Management Information Systems Courses

MGIS 3351. Principles Mgmt Info Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers essential business aspects of information systems such as networks, databases, the Internet, management reporting, software development, computer hardware, and information ethics. The course also examines the use of information systems for managerial decision-making and for gaining strategic advantage. Students will utilize basic programming concepts to develop a small application.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2201.

MGIS 3352. Management Application Prog I. 3-0-3 Units.

Develops a knowledge of language and file structures for computer-based business applications using a major business procedural-oriented programming language. Students will write computer programs on individual and/or team projects.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2201.

MGIS 3353. Management Applications Programming II. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes top-down design, structured techniques, testing and modularity. Emphasis placed on development of correct efficient programs that are easy to maintain. Includes problem analysis, problem design, documentation, testing and debugging. Introduces application development using an object-oriented language.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2201 and MGIS 3352.

MGIS 3354. Telecommunications Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an understanding of telecommunications and data communications technologies, voice communications and data networks, protocols, standards and management. Topics include transmission media, data communications, and voice and data technology.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351 or concurrent.

MGIS 3356. Database Management Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on the use of database systems in business to support information systems and decision-making. Topics include database concepts, data modeling, database design and development, administration of database systems, and database technologies. Students will have hands-on experience developing a database application.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351.

MGIS 3357. Application Development w/RPG. 3-0-3 Units.

Design, coding, and testing of programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG IV) language. Topics include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, Ifs and case structures, and external and logical files.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 2201.

MGIS 3390. Management of IS Security. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a managerial overview of IS security and basic IS security principles while examing operational, technical, and administrative aspects of the topic. This course enables students to improve their IS security management skills and software proficiencies through a thorough investigation of the major concepts and techniques used in enterprise architecture and IS security. It also covers much of the common Body of Knowledge of the CISSP Exam.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, ACCT 2101, BUSA 2201.

MGIS 4355. Information Resource Mgmt. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers current issues in information systems management. Topics include the strategic use of information resources, organizational impacts of information systems use, ethical use of information, management of the IT function, project management, and IT funding.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4358. Web-based MIS. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the process of developing business information systems with a significant web component. Topics include organizational considerations involved in developing and maintaining a web-enhanced MIS, and system considerations such as usability and other human-computer-interaction (HCI) issues, general and database web-design principles, and programming of web-enhanced systems. Students will develop a web site for a real or hypothetical organization.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3356 (formerly MGIS 4356).

MGIS 4700. Independent Study MGIS. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in MIS in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the topic research and project.
Prerequisites: MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4701. Systems Analysis & Design. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the process of developing business information systems. Topics include requirements analysis and specification, systems modeling, and systems design techniques. Structured and object-oriented tools and techniques are introduced. A major component of the course is the analysis, design and development of a business system as a term project.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3352, and MGIS 3356 (formerly MGIS 4356).

MGIS 4800. Special Topics in MIS. 3-0-3 Units.

This special topics course for Spring 2017 provides an overview of database management systems for big data and analytics. Topics include an overview of analytics and related data requirements, data modeling, data management and an introduction to prominent types of database systems designed to support big data and analytics. Students with have hands-on experience with various database technologies..(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351 and MGIS 3356 or 4356.

MGIS 4900. Mgmt Info System Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Management Information Systems through a coordinated academic internship with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Information Systems internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

Management Courses

MNGT 3051. Principles of Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the basic concepts and processes of management including the study of the legal, social, and political environment with an emphasis on the behavioral perspectives in organizations.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2106 .

MNGT 4053. Human Resource Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Presents theory and policy to perform the human resource function in modern organizations. Topics include EEO law and regulations, selection, recruitment, performance appraisal, compensation, training, and labor relations.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4346. Entrepreneurship in America. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the psychology and behavior of the entrepreneur as manifested in the lives of America’s most famous business leaders. Emphasis is be placed on the work of entrepreneurs in creating industries and jobs in the years after the Civil War, with special attention to the rise of the carpet industry in Georgia.
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility and MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4351. International Management. 3-0-3 Units.

This course focuses on the management issues corporations face when doing business internationally. Topics include leading, motivating, staffing, and managing in a global environment. Preqrequisites: BUSA 3351 or MNGT 3051 and Upper Division Eligibility.

MNGT 4380. Project Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an IT or non-IT project context. Managing scope, time, cost, and quality are explored. Students are exposed to project management tools and associated software that can assist in better planning and managing projects. Examples are drawn from IT and non-IT areas.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4501. Entrepreneurship. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the increasing importance of entrepreneurial activity and the steps necessary in starting a new business venture. Topics include the entrepreneurial personality; recognizing and testing business opportunities; developing the business concept; analyzing risk; and financing the new venture. Students design and present a business plan for a new venture.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051, MARK 3010 and FINC 3056.

MNGT 4602. Leadership. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on managerial leadership through a broad survey of theory, research and practice of leadership in formal organizations. The topic of leadership effectiveness is at the core of this class.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4605. Organizational Effectiveness. 3-0-3 Units.

Investigates formal organizations as social instruments and the means by which such organizations can become more effective. Topics include organization structure, the effects of structure, organizational growth, and the effects of environment and technology on organizational processes.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4609. Character, Ethics & Leadership. 3-0-3 Units.

Designed to integrate theories of leadership presented in MNGT 3051 with the insights of ethical philosophy. This class draws upon research showing that the best predictor of follower behavioris leader behavior. Various schools of ethical thought are reviewed, but the focus is on the leader's position as a role model, whose behavior will affect that of organizational participants.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4610. Managing a Diverse Workforce. 3-0-3 Units.

This course examines issues confronting managers of a diverse workforce and issues related to managing and being a member of an increasingly diverse workforce. Diversity-related issues with management implications to be discussed include social identity, socialization, gender, ethnic diversity, disability, and sexual orientation. Practices which can help organizations to accommodate and benefit from diversity will also be examined.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4612. Managing Effective Teams. 3-0-3 Units.

This course provides a structured approach to better understand how teamwork contributes to organizations, the conditions that make interactions between people and groups highly effective, and how to best put this effectiveness to work. Team-related issues from both theory and practice to be discussed include how to avoid limiting pitfalls of teams, how to create a collaborative climate for team performance, the development of team members, and how to motivate team members.
Prerequisites: BUSA 3351 and MNGT 3051 and Upper Division Eligibility.

MNGT 4700. Independent Study Management. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in Management in conjunction with an associated major project. Student will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the topic research and project.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4701. Strategic Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Represents the capstone course in business. Presents theory and practice of strategic decision making within organizations in a case method format. Topics include environmental analysis, organizational direction, strategy formulation and implementation, strategic control, strategic management theory, research and concepts, environmental influences on business, and secondary research methodology. Students will be required to prepare and deliver an oral team analysis of a publicly-traded company, its industry, and its strategy. Must be taken at DSC in the student's final semester.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051, MARK 3010, FINC 3056, OPMT 3251, BUSA 3701.

MNGT 4800. Special Topics in Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in the field of management. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4900. Management Internship. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Management through a coordinated academic internship with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Management Systems internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)

Operations Management Courses

OPMT 3251. Principles of Operations Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to an organization's resources and processes in its efforts to create products or services. The set of resources planned and managed includes the work force, equipment, materials and information. Topics include coverage of operations strategy and managing change, product design, process selection and planning, and controlling the supply chain.(F,M,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2106, MGIS 2201, and BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200 (or concurrent).

OPMT 3253. Introduction to Data Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the concepts and terminology of data communications, network design, and distributed information systems. Emphasis is on management of equipment, architectures, and transmission alternatives.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351.

OPMT 3254. Computer Integrated Manufactur. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the concepts and terminology of computer integrated manufacturing with special emphasis on the practical application of automation technology. Topics include elementary programming structures, binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems, measurement theory and computer integrated manufacturing.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 2201.

OPMT 3257. Intro Object Oriented Program. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces programming with a structured language. Emphasis is placed upon development of correct, efficient programs that are easy to maintain. Topics include problem analysis, program design, documentation, testing and debugging.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 2201.

OPMT 4253. Integrated Mat/Supply Chain. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the technology, tools, and practices of modern integrated materials sourcing and logistics. Topics include distribution requirements planning, continuous replenishment, just-in-time, and efficient replenishment.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, OPMT 3251.

OPMT 4255. Business Process Simulations. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers the basic techniques for computer simulation modeling and analysis of business processes in manufacturing and service industries. Course emphasis is on conceptualizing abstract models of real-world systems (for example, inventory or queuing systems), implementing simulations in Excel and special purpose software (ProModel), production planning and control simulation studies, experimental design, and analyzing simulation output.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, OPMT 3251.

OPMT 4256. Application Development. 3-0-3 Units.

Increases students programming and database skills in an integrated application development environment. Specific topics include basic database theory, creation of tables, queries, forms, and reports as well as programming with macros and sequential languages.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 2201.

OPMT 4503. Quality Management Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the continuous quality management and improvement philosophy. Topics include strategic management, quality assessment, teams, the role of leadership, lean manufacturing, tools for improving, quality processes, techniques for charting attribute and variable data, Statistical Process Control, Six-Sigma, and lean manufacturing.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility; MNGT 3051, OPMT 3251, MGIS 2201.

OPMT 4700. Independent Study OPMT. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in Operations Management in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project.
Prerequisites: OPMT 3251.

OPMT 4800. Special Topics Oper Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in the field of Operations Management. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, OPMT 3251.

OPMT 4900. Operations Mgmt Internship. 0-0-1-6 Unit.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Operations Management through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Operations Management internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.