Master of Business Administration Course Descriptions

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ACCT 515 Auditing — 3 Credit Hours
  A study of procedures and practices of the public accountant necessary to determine the express opinion on the fairness of the financial position in conformity with generally accepted accounting standards. 
ACCT 530 Non-Profit Accounting — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a study of fund accounting as it applies specifically to state and local governments, universities, non-profit organizations and voluntary health and welfare organizations. 
ACCT 536 Corporate Income Tax — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a study of the current income tax laws applicable to corporations, partnerships, and S corporations.  Topics will include the tax consequences of formation, distribution of profits, and liquidations.  Tax research will also be introduced.
ACCT 585 Special Topics — 3 Credit Hours
  A focused investigation into a selected area(s) of Accounting that will include such topics as practice, auditing, law, taxation, and information systems.
ACCT 630 Accounting for Decisions & Control — 3 Credit Hours
  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.
BUSA 511 International Marketing — 3 Credit Hours
  This course focuses on the policies and practices employed in international marketing.  It considers problems of international payments, trade and investment with special emphasis on integrating managerial dimensions with related economic principles.
BUSA 517 Labor Relations — 3 Credit Hours
  This course will study the basic principles of manpower use, wage structure, use of industrial psychology and collective bargaining, the union movement, human relations in industrial management and modern labor laws and institutions and civil law that affect commercial transactions. Other topics include labor law; historical analysis of classical cases, legal and social foundations, and public policy dealing with business; governmental regulations and administrative law as they affect business; interaction of business firms with other elements of society.
BUSA 545 Human Resource Development — 3 credit hours
  This course covers the theory and application of program planning with emphasis on employee/executive development, and personnel policy; it studies trend analysis of employment practice in business and review of relevant literature.
BUSA 550 Dynamics of Professional Communication — 3 Credit Hours
  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 humanistic-oriented value system.
BUSA 555 Behavior in the Workplace — 3 credit hours
  This course examines social problems in legal and business contexts; analyzes leadership facilitation of self-awareness and wellness in the workplace; applies psychological principles to group dynamics, personnel, human engineering, and humanistic-oriented value system.
BUSA 560 Leadership & Business Ethics — 3 Credit Hours
  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 565 Legal Environment of Business — 3 credit hours
  This course is an integrative study of contracts, agencies, employment, malpractice, and civil law that affects commercial transactions.  Other topics include labor law; historical analysis of classical cases, legal and social foundations, and public policy dealing with business; governmental regulations and administrative law as they affect business; interaction of business firms with other elements of society.
BUSA 570 Marketing & Strategic Planning — 3 Credit Hours
  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 585 Business Special Topics — Variable Credit
  A focused investigation into a selected area(s) of Business that will include such topics  as  management,  marketing,   business  law,   business  ethics,   finance, economics, and accounting.
BUSA 605 Statistical Analysis for Business — 3 Credit Hours
  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.
BUSA 619 International Law — 3 Credit Hours
  This course will survey the legal aspects of international business, including basic sovereignty issues, the regulatory requirements of doing business across national boundaries, foreign licensing and leasing, sales and loans, and governmental regulations such as NAFTA, GATT, and EC.
BUSA 622 Managerial & Financial Administrative
  Operations — 3 Credit Hours
  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.
BUSA 650 Master’s Project/Research — 3 Credit Hours
  The focus of this course includes the following: establishment of review of literature; application of statistical methods of analysis to research project; experimental design, data collection, and methods of analysis; new knowledge obtained by the student through a research project, thesis, or internship/practicum.
COMP 560 Networking Fundamentals – 3 Credit Hours
  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 develop the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.
COMP 585 Special Topics:  Computer Technology & Appl — 3 credit
  Study of the concepts of information systems and how they affect societies, organizations, and individuals.  Focuses on current computer technological issues, topics, and utilizations with their present and future place in health care services, society, and businesses.
COMP 634 Management Information Systems — 3 Credit Hours
  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.
COMP 665 Networking Router Protocols and Concepts – 3 Credit Hours
  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 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.  This course includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols.  Prerequisite:  COMP560.
COMP 683 Networking Switching and Wireless–3 Credit Hrs
  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 third 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.  This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN and will assist in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.  Prerequisite:  COMP665.
ECON 586 Economics: Special Topics — 3 Credit Hours
  A focused investigation into a selected area(s) of Economics that will include such topics as managerial economics, macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, and international economics.
ECON 640 Managerial Economics — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is an integrative study of how to direct scarce resources to achieve managerial goals most efficiently. It describes methods useful for directing the resources of a firm to maximize profit.
ECON 642 Trade & Economic Development — 3 Credit Hours
  This course provides consideration of coping with different economic systems; study of the underlying factors in international economic environments; analysis of the managerial approach to international economic development with emphasis on comparative leadership styles.
SPMT 535 Sports Management & Human Resource 
  Development— 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a study which examines the contemporary management thinking: issues of problem solving, leadership, power, communications and managing in an organization; group dynamics and supervision; setting goals, performance appraisal, developing individual and organization resources; and career planning.
SPMT 550 Sports Communication & Public Relations
  — 3 Credit Hours
  This course encompasses a practical application of sports information and public relations with some amount of sports promotion. Topics will include media relations, press conferences, press relations, game programs, statistics, radio and television, game management, interviews, and promotions. Guest speakers will make class appearances to talk about the above subjects.
SPMT 555 Sports Psychology— 3 Credit Hours
  This course is an examination of the theory and research related to sports psychology. Topics include sports motivation, perception, mental health consequences, emotional and behavioral disorders, and dynamics of physical activity. The theories and research of the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of sports activities.
SPMT 565 Sports Law — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a study of the legal implication of tort and liability law that affects the athletic competition both on and off the field of athletics. The course is an introduction to sports law in intercollegiate and professional sports, discussing areas such as drug testing, Title IX, antitrust and labor laws, collective bargaining, salary caps, free agency, and issues of race and violence. Course emphasis is on fundamental legal principles applicable to sports and entertainment business, including law of contracts. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed.
SPMT 610 Gender Issues in Sports— 3 Credit Hours
  This course is a study of human behavior as related to gender in sports organization throughout the world. The focus is on understanding the individual, interpersonal, and group process which underlie gender issues and human dynamics within sports organizations. The course attempts to create awareness, identify specific strategies, and change the culture of sports in which both women and men compete and work. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed.
SPMT 620 Contemporary Issues in Sports Management — 3 Credit Hours
  This course encompasses an analytical approach to the current study of a variety of problems, qualitative and quantitative, of sports business programs as well as other types of organizations. The sports management decision makers need to assess and consider the outcomes, impacts, rewards, and consequences of their actions in relation to moral standards, business principles, as well as human resource values.
SPMT 622 Financial Management in Sports Management — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is an examination of the basic financial and accounting problems facing the operation of a sports enterprise. The course concentrates on the unique characteristics of sports organization and programs, and provides the student with the skills necessary to effectively manage values, resources, and revenue streams. Students will develop skill in financial analysis and an appreciation of the financial decision-making process in the administration of sports enterprises.