MBA with Networking Management Emphasis

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To obtain a MBA degree with a Networking Managment emphasis, the student must successfully complete the following classes:

BUSA 560: Leadership and Business Ethics                   
Fall/Session 1

This course provides consideration of ethical and social responsibility of business leaders; examination of executive values in establishing corporate strategy; theoretical and applied ethics.

BUSA 550: Dynamics of Professional Communication    
Fall/Session 2

This course analyzes communication systems within the enterprise structure; it examines the managerial aspects of self-awareness and wellness in the workplace; applies psychological principles to group dynamics, personnel, human engineering, and a humanistic-oriented value system.

BUSA 605: Statistical Analysis for Business                    
Fall/Session 2

This course studies information selection and use; development of analytical techniques essential to effective solution of problems involving risk and uncertainty; operations research in solving business problems and decision-making; review of descriptive and inferential statistics.

ACCT 630: Accounting for Decisions and Control        
Spring/Session 1

This course emphasizes a discussion of the internal accounting processes and information used by management for planning, evaluation, control, and decision-making within an organization.

COMP 634: Management Information Systems
Spring/Session 1

This course concentrates on sampling theory and applications, survey sampling techniques, spatial statistics, inferential statistics, strategy development and optimization; analysis of informational cases within the business organization.  Prerequisite: BUSA 605

BUSA 570: Marketing and Strategic Planning               
Spring/Session 2

This course uses an analytical approach to study of marketing problems, qualitative and quantitative, of business firms and other types of organizations; examination of objectives, goals, and missions in strategic planning; computerized marketing models of analysis.

BUSA 622: Managerial and Financial Administrative Operations   
Spring/Session 2

This course studies management styles, models, and managerial control decisions undertaken by the firm within the institutional environment; analyzes economic flexibility, risk, capital structures, cost of capital within the dynamic financial and economic environment.

COMP 560: Networking Fundamentals
Fall/Semester class

The Cisco CCNA Exploration curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of networking: from fundamentals to advanced applications and services.  It is based on a top-down approach to networking.  This course emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical applications, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills and hands-on experience needed to design, install, operate, and maintain networks in small-to-medium businesses, as well as enterprise and service provider environments  This course is the first in a sequence of three courses.  The goal of this course is to introduce the student to fundamental networking concepts and technologies.  The course materials will teach the student to develp the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.

COMP 665: Netwrking Router Protocols and Concepts
Spring/Semester class

This course is the second in a sequence of three courses.  The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks.  The course includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols.  Prerequisite: COMP 560.

COMP 683: Networking Switching and Wireless
Spring/Semester class

This is the final in a sequence of three courses.  The goal is to develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users.  The course also teaches how to integrate wirless devices into a LAN and will assist in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.  Prerequisite:  COMP 665