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Bachelor of Business Administration Course Descriptions


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

ENGL 101 English I (3 cr hrs)
The goal of the course is to develop college skills of reading, writing and critical thinking, to know how to select a topic, explore and organize ideas, use vocabulary efficiently, use correct grammatical structures and write an essay ranging between three to five paragraphs. 

ENGL 102 English II (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: ENGL 101 
The goals of the course include: Locating materials through observation, analysis and critical reading, developing a focused thesis statement, developing well structured paragraphs composed of an introduction, a body and a conclusion. Use of summarizing and paraphrasing skills. 

ENGL 201 Writing Skills (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: ENGL 102 
The goals of the course include: Locating materials for a research topic, using library and internet resources, summarizing articles and books, using quotation and source citation for professional papers, using inductive and deductive reasoning, developing the skills of scientific argumentation, persuasion, evaluation and criticism needed for a research paper. 

ENGL 202 Communication & Presentation Skills (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: ENGL 201 
This course helps students learn and practice the skills of interpersonal and professional communication. Psychological, social, cultural and linguistics aspects of communication are considered. Attention is given to human perceptions, interpersonal dynamics, patterns of inference, the arts of listening and convincing, as well as to the value of verbal and visual symbols. The course also helps students improve their skills in oratory, argumentation and public presentation. 

MATH 110 Concepts of Mathematics (3 cr hrs)
This course introduces the basic concepts, ideas and tools involved in the application of mathematics in many areas, particularly engineering, computer science and business. Topics discussed include a basic introduction to elementary number theory, the algebra of sets, equivalence relations, linear and quadratic equations, roots of equations, systems of equations, graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, zeros of polynomials, binomial theorem, and arithmetic and geometric series. 

MATH 201 Introduction to Probability & Statistics (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MATH 001 or consent with the instructor. 
This course takes a non-calculus approach to probability and statistics; topics include permutations and combinations, independence, random variables, events, measures of location and variability, joint and conditional probability. The course also introduces descriptive and inferential statistics, including graphical methods and data description. 

CSCE 101 Computer & Information Skills (3 cr hrs)
The goal of the course is to help the student develop the basic research and information technology skills needed to succeed in their academic and later professional careers. These skills include defining information needs, efficient use of web resources, managing data, basics of data bases, effective research methodologies, evaluation of research results and communicating these results in electronic form –via programs such as, but not limited to, WORD, POWERPOINT, EXCEL and ACCESS. 

HUMA 101 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (3 cr hrs) 
The course is a study of the processes by which the intellect conceptualizes, applies, analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates the information it gathers from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning and communication. The course also examines the elements of thought implicit in reasoning, such as assumptions; concepts, conclusions, implications, consequences and frame of reference. Problems of moral philosophy and moral judgments, such as cultural relativism and subjectivism are also addressed. Theoretical approaches for answering questions about right and wrong are considered. 

HUMA 102 Introduction to Ethics (3 cr hrs)
The emphasis of the course is on ethical issues and problems that arise in professional and business environments, such as integrity, civic responsibility, ethical conduct and misconduct, employee and corporate rights and responsibilities, and on issues concerning social and economic justice in a global economy. 

NSCI 103 Selected Topics in Natural Sciences (3 cr hrs)
A course in any of the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, or environmental science. 

SSCI 103 Selected Topics in Social Sciences (3 cr hrs) 
A course in any of the fields of sociology, economics, education, history, anthropology, psychology, or geography. 

HUMA 103 Selected Topics in Humanities and Arts 
A course in any of the fields of Literature, Philosophy, Art, Music, or Sports. 

NSCI ***, SSCI *** or HUMA ***General Knowledge Elective (3 cr hrs)
An additional course to be chosen from one of the above three General Knowledge categories: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities & Arts. 

SSCI 101 Selected Topics in Egyptian and Arab Heritage (3 cr hrs)
A course highlighting aspects of the extraordinarily rich Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic heritage of Egypt. 

SSCI 102 Selected Topics in World Cultures and Diversity (3 cr hrs)
This course exposes students to World Cultures both from a historical and a contemporary point of view. The course focuses on issues of globalization such as nationalism, struggle for identity and the conflicts caused by migration, racism, religious fundamentalism and terrorism. The course also emphasizes the positive aspects of multicultural societies, such as the sharing of resources and information and the increased understanding among the peoples of the world. 

COMM 401 Internship & Service Learning (3 cr hrs)

Student internships provide on-the-job training opportunities to students that help them gain experience in their fields, develop an interest in a particular career, and create a network of contacts. Service-learning enriches learning by engaging students in meaningful service to their communities. Students apply academic skills to solving real-world problems and linking their learning with genuine needs. They also learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to global concerns such as hunger, pollution, and diversity. Students spend a full month of non-lecture time on their internship/service learning activity and submit a report at the end.


 

ACCOUNTING

ACCT 201 Financial Accounting (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MATH 110 or MATH 111or consent of instructor.
This is an introductory course on the fundamental concepts and techniques of financial accounting with specific emphasis on financial reporting. Topics covered include the financial reporting conceptual framework, generating the basic financial statements and their articulation, examining specific problems of accounting measurement and disclosure of receivables, inventories, plant assets and equipment, intangibles, liabilities and owners’ equity. 

ACCT 202 Management Accounting (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: ACCT 201or consent of instructor.
In today’s competitive marketplace, a structured coherent internal accounting system is essential for organizations to make better decisions. This course covers basic topics of management accounting and introduces a business management approach to the development and use of accounting information in decision-making, planning and control. Major topics include cost classification, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant and marginal costing for pricing and operational decisions, and budget analysis. 

ACCT 301 Strategic Management Accounting (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: ACCT 202 or consent of instructor.
This course provides knowledge, principles, skills and an appreciation of the strategic nature of Management Accounting in an increasingly competitive global business environment. It presents an overview of strategic management accounting as well as the techniques needed to be able to formulate, implement a strategy, and assess the success of a strategy. In reaching its objective the course explores related management accounting topics such as, accounting for strategic management, value chain analysis and accounting, customer profitability analysis/customer accounting, competitor analysis/competitor accounting, the balanced scorecard, and benchmarking analysis. 

ACCT 302 Accounting & Financial Information Systems (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor. 
This course will acquaint students with accounting and finance software packages and the potential uses of computer applications in accounting or finance situations. Students will complete a variety of accounting problems using the computer. Systems covered include manual accounting, computerized accounting, and Internet electronic commerce applications. The course also examines various technologies that facilitate secure B2B financial transactions, secure B2C financial services such as online bill payment and credit card transactions and financial reporting standards and regulations. 

ACCT 303 Cost Accounting (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: ACCT 202 or consent of instructor.
In today’s competitive environment, management and cost accountants have become part of the management team, participating in decision making, planning, and controlling activities. In such a challenging environment, cost accounting has emerged as an indispensable part of management information systems. This course covers in more details issues related to job costing systems, cost allocation, income effects of alternative stock costing methods, activity based costing, and budgetary control systems. 
 


 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BSAD 301 Business Ethics (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201or consent of instructor.
This course emphasizes the importance of making business decisions in the light of moral principles and corporate social responsibility. It aims to introduce and familiarize students with the different ethical issues facing today businesses in order to help them develop appropriate organizational responses to such issues. The course examines frequent conflicts that may arise in conducting business activities such as employee rights, customer rights and how to deal with competition. Topics covered include free market and regulation, corporate strategy and stockholder relations, product testing and safety measures, racial and gender discrimination, etc. 

BSAD 302 International Business (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201, MKTG 301, FINC 301 or consent of instructor.
This course introduces students to the world of international business by focusing on the social, economic, geopolitical and cultural dimensions of cross-border business and trade. The main topics covered include: special features of the international marketplace (geopolitics and geo-economic aspects, globalization and regional economic integration, international monetary and financial institutions, cross-cultural management, etc.), strategies to access and operate in foreign markets (export, foreign direct investment, joint-ventures, licensing, franchising, strategic alliances, etc.), as well as the ethical aspects related to international business. 

BASD 401 Business Law (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201 and BSAD 301 or consent of instructor.
The objective of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the Egyptian legal system as well as an overview of the international law which is necessary to the making of informed and effective business decisions. Since law develops and evolves in response to the changing environment, this course will emphasize the impact of regulatory changes on business decisions. 

BSAD 402 Corporate Governance (3 cr hrs)
Corporate governance deals with the complex set of relationships between the corporation and its board of directors, management, shareholders, and other stakeholders. In recent years, following continuing corporate failures, the regulators and legislators have intensified their focus on how businesses are being run .They are striving to create a template for new corporate governance and disclosure measures, which is beneficial for both the stakeholders and controllers. This course examines corporate governance practices as they currently exist in the USA, continental Europe, and Egypt as well as from selected countries around the world. 

BSAD 420 Strategic Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: Senior standing.
This capstone course is intended to develop students’ competencies and analytical skills in strategic decision-making. It allows students to integrate the knowledge acquired in different specialized functional areas of business administration in order to develop an integrated and strategic perspective of the organization. Relying mainly on the normative approach to strategic management, this course exposes students to the conceptual thinking and analytical tools required for situation analysis (including both environmental scanning and internal analysis), strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation and control. 

BSAD 480 Graduation Project I (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: Senior standing. 
This course focuses on the basic concepts related to conceiving a professional business plan. Topics include the early phases of business planning including spotting and screening business ideas; conducting a feasibility analysis as well as industry and market analyses. 

BSAD 481 Graduation Project II (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: BSAD480.
This course is a continuation of BSAD 480 and focuses on the practical consideration required for developing and presenting a business plan, the primary output of the course. Topics include: marketing, operations and financial plans; business plan write-up and presentation, etc. Students will be introduced to a software to help them creating professional business plans. 

BSAD 490 Selected Topics in Business (3 cr hrs), could be repeated for credit if content changes
Prerequisite: Approval of Program Director and consent of Instructor.
This course covers current and emerging topics in the field of Business. 

BSAD 499 Independent Study in Business (1, 2, 3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite: Approval of Program Director and consent of Instructor.
Supervised and directed individual study and research in special topics of relevance to the field of Business. 
 


 

ECONOMICS

ECON 201 Macroeconomics (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: MATH 110 or MATH 111 or consent of instructor.
This course covers the economic concepts and theories on the aggregate level. Topics covered include monetary and fiscal policies, gross domestic product, interest rate, inflation and deflation, unemployment, government deficit and debt, balance of payments, income distribution and economic growth and development. 

ECON 202 Microeconomics (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MATH 110 or MATH 111 or consent of instructor.
This course explains to students the patterns of supply and demand and the determination of output and prices. Topics covered include production possibility frontier, elasticity of supply and demand, labor markets and minimum wage, indifference curves, costs, scale and timing, factors of production and types of market competition. 
 

 

FINANCE

FINC 301 Introduction to Finance (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: ACCT 201 and ECON 201
This course introduces the students to the main concepts of finance. Topics include the time value of money, management of working capital, capital budgeting, risk and return concepts, financial assets' pricing, corporate financial structure and the cost of capital. It also introduces students to the different types of financial markets/institutions namely: the money market, the capital market, the foreign-exchange market and the commodities market, the way they operate and how to evaluate market efficiency. 

FINC 302 Money and Banking (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor
This course focuses on the money market and covers the basic concepts of money supply, monetary policy and the role of financial intermediaries and the central bank. It introduces the students to the structure and operations of the banking sector and explains how to analyze banks' performance and creditworthiness. The course explains the regulatory framework of the banking sector in Egypt and the characteristics of the different types of banks (commercial, investment, specialized). It also sheds light on the rising trend of mergers and acquisitions in the industry. 

FINC 303 Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor
This course helps the students to develop core skills essential to financial statement analysis. It covers ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, pro forma financial statements, financial modeling and firm valuation using discounted cash flow techniques. Spreadsheet application is an essential educational tool in this course. 

FINC 304 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor
The course covers the basic financial tools that should be known to entrepreneurs with emphasis on the Egyptian market. Focus is given to start-ups and technology based firms. It also covers the application of financial theory in a venture capital and private equity setting. This course is offered for non-finance majors only. 

FINC 401 Corporate Financial Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor
This course builds on the basic knowledge covered in the introduction to finance course with more in depth and quantitative examination of the principles of financial decision-making. Topics covered include capital budgeting tools, investment evaluation techniques, financial forecasting and cost of capital estimation. 

FINC 402 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 401 or consent of instructor
This is an advanced course that covers the firm's capital structure theory with emphasis on market imperfections such as financial distress and agency issues. Topics covered include the different ways used to raise external funds both short-term and long-term, corporate payout policy, corporate restructuring and advanced capital budgeting. The course also sheds the light on risk management tools. 

FINC 403 Capital Markets and Portfolio Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor
The first part of the course explains to students the major international markets, primary, secondary and OTC markets, the mechanism of trading in capital markets, the major market players/participants, market instruments, the key risks faced by trading in the capital markets and the different risk-management tools used to hedge against such risks. The second part covers securities' pricing models, portfolio management, diversification and optimization. Topics covered are asset allocation, active stock selection, market timing, quantitative selection methods, technical analysis, performance measurement, mutual funds and hedge funds. 

FINC 404 Options and Derivatives (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: FINC 403 or consent of instructor
The course covers the characteristics, pricing and hedging techniques of the basic derivatives securities; options, swaps, futures and forwards. It gives the students the opportunity to value derivatives and develop strategies based on their analyses. 

FINC 405 International Finance (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 301 or consent of instructor
This course introduces the students to the major concepts of international finance. Topics covered are international institutions and global investors, cross-border money and capital mobility, interest rates and inflation, monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rate determination and volatility, management of foreign exchange and country risks, currency and financial crises, international capital budgeting, the benefit of international diversification, cross-border valuation and corporate governance. 

FINC 406 Mergers and Acquisitions (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 401 or consent of instructor
The course covers the various aspects of the corporate acquisition market including synergies, valuation of acquisition targets, takeover defenses, the role of management as well as institutional shareholders. 

FINC 407 Venture Capital and Private Equity (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: FINC 401 or consent of instructor
The course introduces students to the fundamentals of venture capital and private equity in terms of valuation, deal structuring, governance and harvesting. Topics covered are leveraged buyout, strategies of private equity funds, types of private equity transactions, options and hybrid financing structures and other special topics on the IPO market and incubation. 
 

 

MANAGEMENT

MGMT 201 Fundamentals of Management (3 cr hrs)
The course develops an understanding of management theories and management skills through an examination of the basic functions of management. The concepts of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are enhanced to show how these basic principles can be used to create a healthy and thriving environment in today's global environment. Special attention will be given to decision making, problem solving, and leadership in an environment where productivity improvements is a major concern. 

MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201 or consent of instructor
This course introduces concepts and theories related to people’s behavior in modern business organizations. It investigates the impact individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within an organization, and the way to apply that knowledge to make organizations work more effectively. The course is structured around three main subjects: 1) individual and self-management processes (personality, attitudes, motivation, work stress, etc.), 2) group processes (teamwork, groups dynamics, etc.), and 3) organizational processes (organizational culture, structure, and design, power and political behavior, decision-making, organizational change, etc.) 

MGMT 302 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201 or consent of instructor
This course consists of three parts. The first part introduces students to the entrepreneurial activity. The second part concentrates on the survival and growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and focuses on the managerial aspects of SMEs when compared to large firms. The third part addresses the unique challenges faced by family businesses. Topics covered include the benefits, drawbacks of being an entrepreneur, developmental structures and designs, focus development, management during fast growth periods, lack of resources and financing, development of sustainable intangible resources (legitimacy, status, reputation, etc). Other topics related to family business management include ownership, governance, management, succession planning, generational gaps, delegation, control and the role of non-family members. 

MGMT 303 Human Resources Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201 or consent of instructor
This course provides an introduction to the field of human resource management. Students will learn about the roles and functions of members of the HR department. The emphasis of the course covers also every manager’s responsibilities in managing human resources. Topics covered include: staffing, job analysis, recruitment, workforce diversity, equal employment opportunity, compensation, safety and health at work, HR development, as well as an overview of strategic human resource management. 

MGMT 401 Negotiations & Conflict Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201 or consent of instructor.
This course introduces the theory and practice of negotiations and explores various models of negotiation and bargaining. It also examines the nature of conflict as it occurs in organizations, and how conflict can be both constructive and destructive for the organization. The student will be able to develop his negotiation skills throughout this course. 

MGMT 402 Innovation & Product/Service Development (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
Throughout this course the student will be able to understand the importance of innovation and the role it plays in the different aspects of the organization. A special emphasis will be put on technological innovations; those related to products (goods and services) and processes. The course will also introduce frameworks, tools, techniques, and perspectives that help learners to effectively develop and market new products and services. Topics covered include product life cycle concepts, the process of innovating and launching new products and services, adoption and diffusion of innovations, strategic product planning, and developing the service offering. 

MGMT 403 Change Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 301 or consent of instructor
Throughout this course the student will be able to learn basic principles of organizational change such as types of organizational change, identifying needs for change, resistance to change, change management processes, and other topics related to change management. The course will also introduce leadership, especially transformational leadership, as a critical factor to organizational change success. 

MGMT 404 Service Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201 or consent of instructor
This course provides an appreciation and understanding of the unique challenges inherent in managing services when compared to physical goods. Students are introduced to concepts, theories, and practical tools that allow them to build service models, and conceive and implement profitable service strategies. The main topics discussed include: developing services concepts, positioning services in competitive markets, creating relationships and building customer loyalty, improving service quality and productivity, as well as other issues related to pricing, promotion, positioning and design of services. 
 

 

MARKETING

MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MGMT 201
This is an introductory course in which the students will gain a basic overview of marketing and marketing management and the role it plays in organizations and society. The main topics discussed in the course are segmentation, targeting, positioning, development of new products, pricing, promoting and distribution of products and services. 

MKTG 302 Consumer Behavior (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
This course studies the factors that influence the buying habits of consumers, the pre-purchase decisions and the post purchase evaluation processes. The course will provide the student with a broad analysis of the social, cultural, economic, and psychological factors that influence the decision-making process of consumers. Methods of measuring and analyzing consumers and consumer markets are introduced. Upon completion of this course the students will be able to understand why consumers make specific decisions about a product or service, what motivates them, what captures their attention and what retains their loyalty. 

MKTG 303 Distribution Channels Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
This course explains the nature of distribution channels in organizations and the different types of channel members. Throughout the course the students will learn the different distribution channels, how to select the distribution partners and how to establish a successful distribution system. The course will also discuss the services offered by different channel members such as retailers, wholesalers, agents and brokers. 

MKTG 304 Brand Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
This course introduces the students to the essential branding information, including common branding terms, the importance of brand value, the characteristics of a good brand name and the ability to build a strong brand for a product or a company. The students will also learn the different branding strategies and the signs that can indicate a troubled strategy. The course will expose the students to the challenges facing the launch of a new brand and how to face those challenges. 

MKTG 305 B2B Marketing (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
The course focuses on marketing between organizations and the interaction and communication between businesses in the global marketplace. The students will learn aspects concerning the business-to-business marketing environment, business-to-business customer relationship management, the identification of market opportunities for intermediaries and organizations, business partnerships and supply chain strategies. 

MKTG 306 Sales Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
This course will help the student understand and apply the principles of sales management. It includes two key areas. The first is a thorough understanding of the actual selling function. Topics that will be discussed include locating and qualifying your customer, how to make effective sales presentations, and how to handle objections and close the deal. The second component of the course will focus on understanding the managerial implications of the sales force. Topics will include planning the total sales effort, recruiting of sales people, training, motivation, compensation, and evaluation of sales efforts. 

MKTG 307 Marketing Research (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
This course studies the role of research in the marketing process, the different research methodologies and the development of measurement techniques. Emphasis is placed on the nature and scope of marketing research methods for obtaining internal and external data and on the steps and processes involved in gathering and analyzing data. 

MKTG 401 International Marketing (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 301 or consent of instructor
This course introduces the students to the techniques and strategies needed to apply the marketing concepts to the global marketplace. Students will learn how to develop marketing plans taking into account the different cultural, legal, economical and environmental aspects of overseas transactions. Topics discussed include product policy, channels, pricing, and promotion with special emphasis on multinational marketing strategies. 

MKTG 402 Customer Relationship Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 302 or consent of instructor
This course provides the students with the basic knowledge about the importance of long-term relationships with existing customers as a source of competitive advantage. The students will learn the strategies and methods used to increase customer satisfaction, to maintain customer loyalty and to improve customer relationships; the students will also gain knowledge about possibilities and principles of customer relationship management on different markets. 

MKTG 403 Integrated Marketing Communication (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MKTG 302 or consent of instructor
This course provides an integrative approach to the study of the promotion mix, including advertising, publicity, personal selling, sales promotion and reseller support. Students will learn how the different marketing communication elements work together to enhance the marketing function and to achieve maximum impact on the marketing plan and the organization performance. Students will develop an integrated marketing communication plan for a product, service or idea using the concepts and techniques learned in class. 

MKTG 420 Marketing Strategy (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: Senior standing 
This upper-level course builds on concepts introduced in previous marketing courses. The focus of this course is strategic marketing analysis and marketing planning. The students will learn different marketing models and practices, the process required to develop marketing strategies, key strategic decisions (value creation, communication, delivery…etc), and will gain considerable experience in the analysis of complex marketing decisions. 
 

 

MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

MOIT 301 Information Systems and Technologies (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: CSCE101, MGMT 201
This course introduces students to the concepts underlying modern computing and information management. Topics include computer architecture and operating systems, information retrieval techniques, graphical user interfaces, networks, groupware, computer performance evaluation, efficiency of algorithms, and cryptography, hands-on exposure to Internet services, SQL database language, PowerBuilder graphical interface language, and Lotus Notes. 

MOIT 302 Database Management Systems (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 301 or consent of instructor
This course introduces data management issues in organizations and provides an overview of data management solutions. Principles of data models, database design, relational database systems and object database systems are discussed. Topics include: transaction management, concurrency control, recovery, security and advances in database technology. 

MOIT 303 E-business (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 301 or consent of instructor
This course introduces students to the technological and strategic issues relating to the use of the Internet from a business perspective. The objective of this course is to introduce decision-making tools for how businesses use the Internet. Topics include Internet technologies, strategic implications of e-Business, pricing strategy, information-intense products, online marketplaces, and issues of Internet privacy and security. 

MOIT 304 Networks and Telecommunication (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 301 or consent of instructor
This course covers basic knowledge of data communication and networking requirements, including appropriate technologies. Emphasis is given to analysis and design of networking applications in organizations, management of telecommunication networks, cost-benefit analysis, and evaluation of connectivity options. Students learn to evaluate, select, and implement different communication options within an organization. 

MOIT 305 Enterprise Systems (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 302 or consent of instructor
This course analyzes current practices in systems integration including business intelligence, enterprise application integration (EAI), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and data integration. Further, this course addresses the skills required to develop system Requests for Proposals (RFPs), evaluation and management of contracts and contractors, testing methods, installation planning and outsourcing. 

MOIT306 Data Mining (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 301 or consent of instructor
This Course introduces students to the basic applications, concepts, and techniques of data mining and develops the skills for using recent data mining softwares to solve practical problems in a variety of disciplines. Topics covered include data selection and cleaning, machine learning, prediction, and clustering. 

MOIT 307 Introduction to Programming (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 302 or consent of instructor
This is an introduction to computer program¬ming in the Windows graphical user interface environment. The fundamentals of object-oriented programming and event-driven programming will be emphasized. Topics include planning, incorporating graphical user interface elements, code development, documentation, basic file manipulation, problem solving techniques, stepwise refine¬ment, and modular design. 

MOIT 308 Decision Support Systems (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 302 or consent of instructor
This course focuses on the use and application of information systems to support the decision-making process. Knowledge-based systems, neural networks, expert systems, electronic meeting systems, group systems and web-based systems are discussed as a basis for designing and developing highly effective decision support systems. Data models, interactive processes, knowledge-based approaches and integration with database systems are also described. Theoretical concepts are applied to real-world applications. 

MOIT 401 Systems Analysis and Development (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 305 or consent of instructor
This course presents the basic systems principles and concepts; logical analysis, design, and modeling of information systems with emphasis on object-oriented methodologies; life cycle phases; use of the Unified Modeling Language, the Rational Unified Process, and Class-Responsibility-Collaboration (CRC) cards. A CASE tool is used to implement system features such as use cases, use case diagrams, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, collaboration diagrams, and state diagrams. 

MOIT 402 Legal and Ethical Issues in IT (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MOIT 305 or consent of instructor
This course is intended to enable students to understand and to respond to the legal and ethical issues that arise from the utilization of information technology. Students will explore ethical and social issues arising from the computerization of industry and government, with emphasis on copyright, security, and privacy issues. The primary focus of the course will be the determination of the weight that these ethical and social issues should have in the design, implementation, and uses of present and anticipated applications of information technology. 

MOIT 420 Information Technology Strategy (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: Senior standing.
This course prepares information systems officers and other professionals to develop an IT strategy that aligns business strategy with IT infrastructure; with emphasis on IT for competitive advantage. 
 
 

 

OPERATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

OPMG 301 Operations Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG302
This course gives an overview of the basic principles, functions and concepts involved in making operational decisions in competitive organizations. Topics covered include operations strategy, forecasting, supply chain, capacity planning, location, aggregate planning, scheduling, materials management, productivity, and total quality management. 

OPMG 302 Quantitative Methods for Business (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: MATH 201
The course covers fundamental theory, concept, research, and practice in operations research and management science. Topics include linear programming, integer programming transportation and assignment problems, forecasting techniques, simulation, queuing analysis applied to tactical and strategic business decisions in functional areas and interfaces among these areas. This course is excel-based. 

OPMG 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 301 or consent of instructor
The topics presented in this course include supply chain (SC) strategy, integrating supply chain within organizations, design and performance measurement of SC, outsourcing, logistics and financial impact of SC as they apply to transportation, distribution, inventory management, scheduling, project management, forecasting, and other operational issues. 

OPMG 304 Introduction to Quality Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 301 or consent of instructor
This course provides an overview on the continuous improvement process utilized in the management of quality in both production and service organizations. Emphasis will be placed on planning, documenting, implementing, and verifying quality assurance procedures. Topics covered include quality tools, measurement systems, statistical control, total quality management and 6-sigma. 

OPMG 401Operations Management in Services (3 cr hr)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 301 or consent of instructor
This course deals with a firm's operations management function, with emphasis on service organizations. It examines critical competitive and strategic issues pertaining to service operations management. Topics covered include: service facility design, location, layout, service quality, managing queues, managing capacity and demand, the service encounter, forecasting and project management. 

OPMG 402Logistics and Materials Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 303 or consent of instructor
Various problems related to the procurement, handling, storing and distribution of materials in different stages of production will be discussed. The topics covered include purchasing, material requirement planning, material handling and transportation, just- in –time, systems, learn systems and material management information systems. 

OPMG 403 Simulation Modelling and Business Dynamics (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 303 or consent of instructor
This is an introduction to the basic aspects of modelling and simulation applied to problem solving and decision making in businesses with application to production/operations, logistics, service, and other systems. Emphasis will be on model building, application of basic statistical data analysis, and the use of simulation for design, evaluation, and improvement of operational systems. The topics include statistical models, queuing theory, random variable generation, design and analysis of experiments, verification and validation of simulation models. 

OPMG 404 Business Process Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 303 or consent of instructor
This course provides an overview of the principles, concepts, trends and techniques required to transform businesses from a traditional, functional approach to a process-centric one. The course provides a survey of the various methods for architecture, analysis, design, and specification being used in the Business Process Management field, and introduces participants to a simple audit that indicate where organizations are and what do they need to do to become process-centric. Topics include process mapping, performance measurement, performance improvement, and driving change. 

OPMG 405 Project Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: MATH 201 or consent of instructor
This course explores the overall scope of project management and its role in operations. The course reviews how project management differs from operations management, in terms of their uniqueness and the short term nature of projects compared with the relatively repetitive and enduring nature of operations. Emphasis is on the different reporting requirements for time and costs and the need for special contracts for projects, as well as other project aspects. Topics covered include project requirements, work breakdown structures, life cycles management, risk management, and general project management theory. 

OPMG 406 Inventory Management (3 cr hrs)
Prerequisite/s: OPMG 303 or consent of instructor
This course examines the methods of production planning and inventory control for improving product competitiveness, cost, productivity and customer service. Topics include deterministic and probabilistic models, decision rules for inventory management, and just-in-time (JIT) systems or stockless production. 

OPMG 420 Operations Strategy (3 cr hrs) 
Prerequisite/s: Senior standing 
This course addresses the development and implementation of production/operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate/business strategies. Topics include planning and implementation of operations strategies, organizational design for operations, productivity improvement, and the implementation of production planning and control systems. Issues related to supply chain coordination and the strategic impact of the Internet in particular, and of information technology in general, on supply chains and business models will be addressed.