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Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Management and Information Systems
Preparing highly skilled and effective business and information technology personnel

Business Courses

BA 601 Organizational Leadership (3 credits)

This course examines leadership in theory and practice. Topics include communication, motivation, leadership style, individual and group decision-making, conflict management, and negotiation.

BA 604 Business, Government, and Society (3 credits)

Explores the interrelationships among business, government, and society, with an emphasis on the social responsibility of business. Topics include governmental regulation, diversity in the work place, environmental policy, ethical decision making, and business involvement in the political process.

BA 610 Marketing Analysis and Strategy (3 credits)

Overview of situational elements affecting an organization�s marketing planning process and the tools and techniques available for implementing a marketing plan. Involves industry/market, competitor, customer and internal analysis in addition to formulating a marketing mix designed to achieve marketing objectives based on those analyses.

BA 615 General Linear Models (3 credits)

This is a course in regression analysis, emphasizing application and interpretation of results, validity of the assumptions, model selections. This course is designed for managerial decision making.

BA 620 Budgetary Process (3 credits)

This course will provide a general understanding of the budgetary process. It will include capital and cash budgeting, specific skills for gathering, analyzing and presenting budgetary information.

BA 630 Report Writing and Economic Analysis (3 credits)

Writing reports in support of a position or argument. Basic steps including forming a precise hypothesis, collecting and analyzing economic data to test the hypothesis, and presenting the results in a written report. Emphasis will also be placed on critically analyzing reports written by others.

BA 635 Professional Project (6 credits)

This independent enrollment course permits students to complete a professional project of their choosing, approved by their advisor, which applies their gained knowledge in management of information systems.

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