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MBA Management Science

  • MBAMS 600  Mathematical Analysis for Managers

    Description:
    This course provides the mathematical skills and applications necessary to pursue graduate study in the College of Management. Topics include a review of basic algebra; graphing; linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; functions of several variables; systems of linear equations; probability; differentiation and integration.   More Info

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  • MBAMS 630  Statistical Analysis for Managers

    Description:
    Acquaints students with statistical techniques used in management decision-making and develops their ability to characterize management problems that can be solved by such techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression and correlation, chi square testing, analysis of variance, and decision theory. Students make use of computers and appropriate software to apply what they are learning.   More Info

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  • MBAMS 635  Operations Mgt

    Description:
    This course familiarizes students with the analysis, planning, and control of operations and operating resources in both production and service organizations. Topics covered include product design and process selection, capacity planning, location and layout decisions, and inventory control. Analytical techniques used in system design and operations planning and control problems are also discussed. Students make use of computers and appropriate software to apply what they are learning.   More Info

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  • MBAMS 640  Computer & Info Syst

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  • MBAMS 652  Lean and Six Sigma Management

    Description:
    A revolution in management methods is moving through the global economy at breakneck speed, High performance, Six Sigma, Lean and IS management methods among them. The new methods aim to create competitive advantage which every enterprise needs in order to create sustained growth of its net income. In this course students study how to use the new leading edge methods for creating the required competitive advantages. The course focuses on how a company can create and deliver high value and quality to end-users, how it can design products and services so these will start their lives as growth products when launched, how the companies can manage its value chains so they become capable of operating with a productivity advantage at competitively low costs, how the two - the value and the productivity advantages - drive sustained growth of the "bottom line" - a company's net income. The student will study how, in this very competitive world, these new high performance methods will achieve stellar "bottom line" business results in an accelerated time frame under dynamically changing circumstances   More Info

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    • TBA
  • MBAMS 655  Simulation Modeling and Analysis

    Description:
    Simulation Modeling is a discipline for developing a level of understanding of the interaction of the parts of a a system, and of the system as a whole. A system is understood to be an entity which maintains its existence through the interaction of its parts. A model is a simplified representation of the actual system intended to promote understanding. This course builds on the coverage of simulation in the core Operations Management and Decision Science courses and deepens the student's knowledge and abilities in performing simulation studies in a variety of application areas. It also introduces the students to discrete-event simulation for modeling systems with queuing behavior, and dynamic system simulation for modeling systems with feedback. The course begins with a review of the basics of Monte Carlo simulation modeling using spreadsheets: deterministic modeling and sensitivity analysis, identifying random variables, selecting probability distributions, structuring simulations, and analyzing outputs. The next portion of the course focuses on studying model queuing behaviour in systems such as manufacturing processes, service sector business processes, and call center operations.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • MBAMS 690  Master's Thesis Option Research Colloquium

    Description:
    This is the first part of the Master's Thesis Option (MTO). It covers research and research methods, and is intended to position students to successfully complete a year-long research project of publishable quality. Lectures and discussion will focus on the skills required to develop a research question, how to formulate an appropriate research strategy, and ways to identify necessary analytical tools and locate data sources.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • MBAMS 696  Independent Study

    Description:
    Independent study credit is granted only for academic work not normally offered in advanced courses. A student must find a faculty sponsor for his or her independent study project and then file a proposal for the project in the MBA Office. The proposal should be signed by both the student and the faculty sponsor.   More Info

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  • MBAMS 697  Special Topics

    Description:
    This course addresses a specific topic in a particular discipline. Courses under this title are offered as one-time supplements to a given department's curriculum.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • MBAMS 699  Master's Thesis

    Description:
    Upon invitation by the faculty, MBA candidates may complete a Masters thesis. The thesis will be a substantial paper, which demonstrates extensive original research/scholarship in the field. The thesis will be prepared under the direction of an individual faculty advisor and defended before a committee of three faculty members. A thesis proposal must be approved in the semester prior to registration for the course by the proposed faculty advisor and by the Graduate Program Director. During the research and writing process, progress in research and drafts of the thesis will be critiqued in regular conferences with the faculty advisor.   More Info

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    • TBA