Dec 11, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Catalog


Graduate courses at Appalachian are numbered 5000 and above. 5000 is master’s level; 6000 is specialist level; 7000 is doctoral level. Courses numbered below 5000 may not count toward the minimum hours required for a graduate degree or certificate program of study.

Courses for Continued Enrollment

Courses numbered 5989/7989 courses are intended for continued enrollment purposes only and do not count toward the minimum hours required for a graduate degree or certificate program of study. All other courses described in this bulletin (except courses numbered 5989 and 7989) are courses that count as a required or elective course on a program of study for at least one graduate degree.

Cross-listed Courses

Several courses are shared across two or more disciplines or departments, and as such are cross listed under multiple prefixes. Students may only count one version of such a course on a program of study. These cross-listed courses are indicated with a notation in (parentheses) at the end of the course description.

Dual-listed Courses

Selected courses at the 5000 level are dual listed with senior undergraduate (4000-level) courses, meaning that the two courses may be offered in the same room at the same time. Graduate students in these 5000-level courses will have additional requirements specified on the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study of the course topics. These dual-listed courses are indicated with a notation in [brackets] at the end of the course description. Graduate students may include up to 12 semester hours of dual-listed 5000-level courses on a program of study.

NOTE: When a prerequisite is at the undergraduate level (below the 5000 level), students should consult with the department regarding whether they have the relevant background to succeed in the graduate course.

 

Library Science

  
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    LIB 5210 - Information Technologies in Libraries (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An investigation of the recently emerged technologies and methods which have greatly changed the processes of acquisition and dissemination of information in libraries. Various technologies will be studied which include telecommunications, telefacsimile, cable, satellite, videotext, and microcomputers.
    Prerequisites: LIB 5020 , LIB 5050 , or permission of the instructor.
  
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    LIB 5220 - Introduction to Information Science (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Survey of developments, basic concepts, and methodologies. Emphasis is on the basic theories and the structure and dynamics of information flow, the structure of literature and documents. Tools and techniques for organization of information will be studied. The relationship of information science to librarianship and other disciplines will be examined.
    Prerequisites: LIB 5020 , LIB 5030 , LIB 5050 .
  
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    LIB 5230 - Information Storage and Retrieval in Libraries (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Presents concepts and theories of information storage and retrieval in the design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems. Various techniques of information processing in libraries and information centers are discussed. In-depth treatment of indexing languages and subject analysis.
    Prerequisites: LIB 5020 , LIB 5030 , LIB 5050 , or permission of the instructor.
  
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    LIB 5260 - Online Searching Through Telecommunications (2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Introduction to accessing and searching electronic data bases. Search strategies and commands are discussed and practiced through classroom instructional programs such as Dialog. Coverage includes the different types of files and sources available.
  
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    LIB 5270 - Instructional Role of the School Library-Media Specialist (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course combines theory and practice in exploring the many facets of the instructional role which can be and is played by the school library-media specialist in the teaching and learning process.
  
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    LIB 5300 - Readers’ Advisory (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will provide a survey of literature and media for adults. The course will include discussion of readers’ advisory tools and strategies and the promotion of the use of library resources.
  
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    LIB 5310 - Public Library Programming and Outreach (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will focus on assessing community needs and determining how to best meet those needs through in-house programming, outreach efforts, and community collaborations. The course will also address planning, implementation, and evaluation of public library programs as well as how to fund and market these initiatives.
  
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    LIB 5400 - Seminar (3)


    When Offered: Spring
  
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    LIB 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    LIB 5525 - Product of Learning (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    LIB 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Subject matter may vary from term to term depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once in a selected topics course provided that the content does not duplicate that of a previous course.
  
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    LIB 5900 - Internship/Practicum (1-6)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Planned and supervised observation and practice in an approved library or other information service agency. A 45-hour field experience for each semester hour of credit to be earned will be planned by the student in conjunction with the supervising librarian and the university supervisor. Placement is made only with advice and approval of the advisor.
  
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    LIB 5910 - Applications of Librarianship Standards (1-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides field-based experiences related to applications of librarianship standards.
  
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    LIB 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s and specialist’s levels.
  
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    LIB 5999 - Thesis (2-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    LIB 6000 - School Library-Media Center Issues and Trends Seminar (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A seminar which treats contemporary issues and trends relative to organization, procedures, program, personnel, interlibrary relationships, information access, finance, and newer technologies impinging upon school library-media centers.
  
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    LIB 6020 - Advanced Reference: Sources and Services (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An advanced course designed to explore the various aspects of contemporary reference services provided by information professionals. Includes a survey of manual and computer reference sources and issues related to reference services. Some practical reference experience provided in a public or an academic library setting.
  
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    LIB 6100 - District/Regional School Media Supervision (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An exploration of the role of school library-media supervision at the district and regional level and the various functions performed by school library-media supervisors.
  
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    LIB 6500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    LIB 6530-6549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    LIB 6900 - Internship/Practicum in Library Science (3-6)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Planned and supervised practice and supervisory level projects in an approved district level media center office and/or at a state level regional service center. The professional projects and schedule will be planned in conjunction with the cooperating supervisor and the university supervisor. Placement is made only with the advice and approval of the student’s advisor.

Management

  
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    MGT 5040 - Employment Law (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    An examination of regulation of employment relationships in statutory (state and federal), common, and administrative law. Topics will include regulation of hiring, compensation and benefits, termination, and workplace safety. Laws emphasized will include Title 7 of Civil Rights Act, Worker Compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  
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    MGT 5045 - Introduction to Human Resources and Professional Issues (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course provides an overview of the various human resource management functions in organizations, examines current issues that face human resource professionals, and helps to develop students’ teamwork, interpersonal, presentation and professional skills. Students will get an opportunity to employ the science-practitioner model and develop solutions to current issues facing human resource professionals.
    (Same as PSY 5045 )
  
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    MGT 5055 - Leadership, Groups, and Teams (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course is designed to provide a broad perspective on leadership and teams in the fields of I-O psychology and human resource management. The course will be divided into two sections. The first section, on leadership, will examine both historical and contemporary views of leadership in organizations. The second section of the course, on work teams, will examine the dynamics that occur when individuals must work closely together toward a common goal. Students will examine the theory and research on teamwork and group dynamics, as well as the ways that teams are currently used and managed in today’s organization.
    (Same as PSY 5055 )
  
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    MGT 5065 - Organizational Development (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of the process by which behavioral science knowledge and practices are used to help organizations achieve greater effectiveness. Emphasis on nature, history, assumptions, strategies and models, intervention techniques, and ramifications of organizing development.
    (Same as PSY 5065 .)
  
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    MGT 5150 - Behavioral Applications in Business (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course aims to give the student practice in applying concepts and techniques useful in solving managerial, organizational and human behavior problems. It will highlight current research and theoretical background in social sciences oriented to the solutions of business problems.
    Prerequisite: graduate standing.
  
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    MGT 5160 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Designed as a capstone course in the interdisciplinary M.A. degree in Industrial- Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management. A study of human resource policy and strategy and their application to the solution of strategic problems of the firm.
    Prerequisite: completion of 24 hours in an Appalachian graduate program.
  
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    MGT 5450 - New Venture Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An examination of the requisites associated with successful development and implementation of innovative strategies and new ventures in both entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial environments. Among the factors to be considered are the feasibility, operational planning, funding, initiation, and follow-through of innovative ventures.
    Prerequisites: admission to the MBA Program; CIS 5280 ; FIN 5020 .
  
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    MGT 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    MGT 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    MGT 5570 - Compensation (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course presents practical tools, methods, and a systems perspective to help advance students’ understanding of human resource management. The course covers compensation, benefits and related human resource functions such as performance appraisal, job analysis and selection practices.
    [Dual-listed with MGT 4570.]
  
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    MGT 5620 - Managing the Global Workforce (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Focuses on the impact of global competition and multinational status of an organization on the management of human assets. Topics include organizational context; global expansion and HR planning; international recruitment, selection, and repatriation; compensation of expatriates; performance management; and HR issues in international joint ventures and alliances.
  
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    MGT 5630 - Employee and Labor Relations (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course explores the historical development of U.S. employment relations, the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and the legal framework of labor relations. The focus is on both union and nonunion settings, however special consideration of issues, terms, and strategies of union contract negotiation and administration are discussed. Strong consideration is given to public policy relating to the employment relationship. In addition to these topics, we will explore union governance and structure, collective bargaining and impasse resolution procedures, grievance procedures, employee involvement and opinions, and deviant workplace behaviors.
    [Dual-listed with MGT 4630.]
  
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    MGT 5660 - Staffing (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    A study of techniques used in employee selection and placement. Emphasis is on job and task analysis and the application of psychology in recruitment, biographical data, interviewing, work samples, assessment centers, rating scales, and testing.
    (Same as PSY 5660 .)
  
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    MGT 5661 - Performance Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    The study of methods used to describe and measure work behavior. Specific attention is given to developing competencies in job analysis and performance management in order to facilitate the evaluation of employee contributions to organizational success.
    (Same as PSY 5661 .)
  
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    MGT 5671 - Training and Development (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of the roles, functions, and skills of human resource development professionals. Consideration given to such topics as the philosophy and psychology of HRD, the design and implementation of training and development programs, and the major program areas and organizational settings for HRD.
    (Same as PSY 5671 .)
  
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    MGT 5672 - Advanced Organizational Psychology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An examination of theory and research focused on individual and social processes in organizations. Topics include organizational research methods, job attitudes, mood, work stress, motivation, leadership, work groups and teams, prosocial behaviors, organizational culture and climate, and organizational theory and structure.
    (Same as PSY 5672 .)
  
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    MGT 5700 - Contemporary Issues in Management and Leadership (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to explore theories and practical applications of management and leadership in organizational settings. The major emphasis is on building the managerial and leadership skills necessary to diagnose and provide remedies for organizational level problems. Subjects covered include: management, leadership, strategic vision, organizational culture and values, motivation and empowerment, teams, leading diversity, and leading organizational change.
    Prerequisite: MGT 3630 (Intro to Organizational Behavior) or MGT 3010 (Survey of Management).
    [Dual-listed with MGT 4700.]
  
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    MGT 5730 - Small Business Institute (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The Small Business Institute provides graduate students an opportunity to act in a consulting capacity; under faculty supervision, in an operating small business. The purpose is to provide an experiential learning opportunity generally not available in the classroom. Each student is assigned to a business and is responsible for determining the source of the problem being addressed, proposing alternative solutions, and estimating the costs and benefits associated with implementing the proposed solutions.
    Prerequisites: acceptance into the MBA Program or graduate standing and permission of the instructor.
  
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    MGT 5770 - Business Ethics (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    A study of the economic, political, social and legal environments within which business processes take place and how such environments affect the decisions that businesses and managers make.
    [Dual-listed with MGT 4770.]
  
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    MGT 5900 - Internship (6)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    A full-time work experience for a minimum of ten weeks in a setting expected to provide meaningful and challenging exposure to issues of human resource management. Prerequisites: admission to candidacy in the interdisciplinary masters program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, and permission of the internship coordinator.
  
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    MGT 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s and specialist’s levels. MGT 5989 does not count toward a degree

Marketing

  
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    MKT 5045 - Marketing Research and Information Systems (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An examination of the techniques and procedures involved in the collection, processing, analysis and organization of marketing information both in the U.S. and abroad. Emphasis is placed on how information is stored, disseminated, and used in order that the firm can formulate marketing strategies and develop marketing plans. An ethical perspective will be stressed.
    Prerequisites: admission to the MBA Program in the Walker College of Business; MBA 5420 ; CIS 5280 ; FIN 5020 .
  
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    MKT 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    MKT 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    MKT 5550 - International Marketing (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An analysis of cultural, legal, political, and economic factors affecting marketing in world markets. Emphasis is placed upon the differences in life styles, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and their influence upon the marketing decisions of the foreign firm.
    Prerequisite: MKT 3050 (Principles of Marketing) with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0).
  
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    MKT 5610 - Consumer Behavior (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An examination of the psychological, sociological, and economic theories of buyer behavior. This is followed by analysis of the major current and classical empirical research studies designed to test the different theories of buyer behavior.
    Prerequisite: MKT 3050 (Principles of Marketing) with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0).
  
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    MKT 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s and specialist’s levels. MKT 5989 does not count toward a degree.

Master of Business Administration

Additional offerings for the Master of Business Administration Program include courses in Business (BUS)

  
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    MBA 5020 - International Experience (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will develop an understanding of international cultural differences and an understanding of some of the important aspects of conducting business in an international arena. Topics vary from year to year, but can include topics such as financial reporting across national borders, foreign currency exchange issues, marketing to foreign cultures, transfer pricing, transnational tax issues, and so forth. Heavy emphasis will be on student research and presentation. MBA 5020 may be repeated for a total credit of nine semester hours with the permission of the program director.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5060 - Executive Seminar (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides an opportunity to learn from diverse experienced business leaders about practical aspects of strategic leadership, general management, governance, international business and ethical responsibilities to develop perspectives about today’s executive leadership roles. Topics will vary, but the key point is for all students to learn from someone with real world executive experience on topics pertinent to the business world today. Class will include a number of guest speakers designed to augment student exposure to seasoned professionals. This course is repeatable for up to 6 s.h. of credit.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5080 - Sustainable Business for a Global Economy (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides a general overview of sustainable business ideas and practices, building a lens for developing business models that integrate sustainability goals. Through discussions, cases, multimedia, and assignments, students will have the opportunity to learn how to gather and evaluate information on emerging sustainability applications and trends, while understanding diverse stakeholder approaches to viewing regulations, profitability, and opportunities.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5110 - Economics for Decision-Making (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will examine the analytical techniques used by decision-makers to address such issues as demand analysis and forecasting, production and cost analysis, the strategy and tactics of pricing and output decision, and risk and uncertainty.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MBA 5200 - Problem Analysis and Quantitative Methods (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A course designed to provide business students with the quantitative analysis tools required for managerial decision-making. The course covers quantitative concepts such as decision-making under uncertainty, optimization models and applications, and computer simulation. Additionally, the course will cover various statistical methods, including hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, and time series analysis. The emphasis will be on business applications of quantitative methods using computer software and models.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5220 - Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Operations and supply chain management involves the transformation of materials and other inputs into products and services. It is one of the primary functions for both manufacturing and service businesses, and works closely with marketing, finance and accounting, engineering and other functions to develop strategic and business plans, and in implementing those plans. Objectives include the production of high-quality products and services to satisfy customer requirements at competitive prices, while effectively utilizing a number of different resources, such as employees, equipment, facilities, and information systems.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5230 - Fundamentals of Business Analytics (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    In this course students gain the skills required to succeed in today’s highly analytical and data-driven economy. The course introduces the basics of data management, RFM Analysis, predictive modeling using decision trees and logistic regression techniques, design of experiments, customer segmentation and forecasting. This course includes lab work and a real data project to enhance competency of using analytics in real-world scenarios, and to engage in hands-on experience with SAS software to demonstrate capability of the concepts of data analysis.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5240 - Sustainability Performance Assessment (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course focuses on the contemporary issues and methodology related to measuring the sustainability performance of business operations. Frameworks such as the Triple Bottom Line concept and the Balanced Scorecard have been developed to accommodate the measurement of a firm’s performance on 3 levels: economic prosperity, environmental impact, and social justice. This course focuses on the challenges faced by managers and accountants in using sustainability accounting frameworks to assess the performance of businesses through the three sustainability lenses, and offers guidance on how to overcome these challenges so as to meet the needs of stakeholders. The course may offer an experiential learning opportunity interacting with local business organizations in sustainability assessment activities.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5250 - Strategic Sourcing and Logistics Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will focus on the integration of procurement and logistics management for the supply chain. Students are introduced to important supply chain concepts including supplier selection, supplier relationships, cost management, sourcing strategy, negotiation, incoterms, transportation planning and execution. The objective of the course is to develop procurement and logistics management skills that students can appreciate and use effectively in their careers. A case based approach will be used to reinforce and enrich course content.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5311 - Communication in Conflict Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This is a course designed to provide the opportunity for students and the instructor to examine and research the central role of communication in resolving conflict within various organizational entities. The course will focus on conflict resolution and negotiation skills required in such environments as management and labor, public administration, families, and education. A particular area of concentration will be selected each semester.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
    (Same as COM 5311.)
  
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    MBA 5320 - Managerial Accounting (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An examination of accounting information with an emphasis on planning and control, product costing, and income determination. Subjects include, but are not limited to: cost-volume-profit analysis, manufacturing cost systems, budgeting concepts, capital budgeting, relevant costs for decision- making, income tax implications for business decisions and ethics in the field of accounting.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MBA 5420 - Marketing Strategy and Applications (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Through the use of a combination of applied methods such as in-depth case analysis, simulations and/or marketing projects, the student will learn to develop solutions and formulate responses to marketing-oriented problems of the organization in a dynamic, complex, competitive, and global context. This course integrates issues and concepts introduced in other MBA courses.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MBA 5500 - Independent Study (1-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    MBA 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    MBA 5600 - Managerial Finance (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides an in-depth study of the financial functions of a business. Financial theory and techniques for financial decisions are presented. Students are expected to use financial models and/or methods in solving problems. Students will receive exposure to advanced financial management material including financial analysis, capital budgeting, cash flow analysis, capital structure, risk and return valuation.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MBA 5680 - Six Sigma, Lean and Quality Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will cover topics on the Six Sigma system, Six Sigma methodology, lean, quality system, quality conformance, and the management system for quality. The course will also discuss quality assurance, measurement, reliability, process control charts, and process improvement tools. Various real-world cases will be discussed.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5720 - International Seminar (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Various topics are presented by international experts allowing students the opportunity to gain valuable insight about various specialties from faculty and from varying cultures as well. Topics to be announced. MBA 5720 may be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5750 - Strategic Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course focuses on how managers and executives formulate and implement strategy in order to improve long-term performance. Each session emphasizes the development of frameworks that can be used to analyze the topic. Topics include defining the firm’s mission, performance, industry structure, strategic coherence, business-level strategy, vertical integration, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, top management teams, management of innovation, corporate governance, business ethics, organizational structure and control, strategy implementation, global strategy, and leadership. Case analysis, in-class exercises and presentations, and written assignments are used to improve working knowledge of each topic.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MBA 5800 - Business Practicum (1-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Business practica are available in the form of various community or university-based projects. MBA 5800 may be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5820 - Executive Skills (0)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Session
    This course is designed to help the student develop important business skills, such as resume-building, interviewing, networking and self-promotion. Material will be conveyed to the students through seminars, guest speakers and student projects. Students will also need to complete various assessment exercises.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
    Full-time and part-time students must enroll three times; dual-degree students must enroll two times.
  
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    MBA 5870 - Analytical Models for Supply Chain Management (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Analytical models for supply chain management focuses on the applications and development of modeling tools for the supply chain. This course introduces students to important supply chain problems and solution methodologies including optimization, simulation, and other analytical methods. The objective of the course is to develop valuable modeling skills that students can appreciate and use effectively in their careers.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.
    [Dual-listed with SCM 4870.]
  
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    MBA 5900 - MBA Internship (1-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An appropriate work experience for students in the MBA Program.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director. MBA 5900 may be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
  
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    MBA 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s level.
  
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    MBA 5998 - Thesis Preparation (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The purpose of this course is to offer the student who chooses to write a thesis the opportunity to initiate a literature search, review research strategies, develop hypotheses for testing, and prepare a thesis proposal for review by the thesis committee.
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program or permission of the program director.
  
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    MBA 5999 - Thesis (1-6)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.

Mathematics

  
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    MAT 5015 - Advanced Seminar in Secondary Mathematics Education (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course will include an examination of the North Carolina Mathematics Curriculum for high school with emphases on geometry and other selected topics. Class discussions, group activities, written assignments, and oral presentation will be integral parts of the course. A field experience and other professional development activities are required outside of class.
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4015.]
  
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    MAT 5125 - History of Mathematics (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The history and development of mathematical thought and theory from ancient to modern times, with particular attention to the history of geometry, algebra, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and statistics, and to the persons who made significant contributions to these areas of mathematics.
  
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    MAT 5160 - Complex Variables (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An introduction to the study of complex variables to include such topics as line integrals, the Cauchy theorem, the Cauchy integral formula, Morera’s theorem, and the Laurent series.
  
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    MAT 5210 - Abstract Algebra (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of intermediate group theory, including group actions and the Sylow theorems; and ring theory, including polynomial rings, factorizations in principal ideal domains, and modules.
    Prerequisite: MAT 3110 (Introduction to Modern Algebra) or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4720.]
  
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    MAT 5220 - Abstract Algebra II (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of some advanced topics from abstract algebra, including splitting fields, finite fields, geometric constructions, and Galois theory.
    Prerequisite: MAT 5210  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MAT 5230 - Linear Algebra (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    A study of finite dimensional vector spaces. Among the topics covered are matrices, linear transformations, change of basis, eigenvalues, canonical forms, quadratic forms and quasi- inverses.
    Prerequisite: MAT 2240 (Linear Algebra) or MAT 3110 (Modern Algebra).
  
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    MAT 5310 - Numerical Analysis with Computer Applications (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of methods of solving systems of linear and non-linear equations, differential equations and numerical integrations with emphasis on convergence properties and error analysis.
    Prerequisites: MAT 3220 (Introduction to Real Analysis I), and CS 1440 (Computer Science I).
    Corequisite: MAT 5610 . (Same as C S 5310 .)
  
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    MAT 5330 - Mathematical Models (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A problems oriented course. The student uses mathematics to model a number of different situations. Among the tools used will be calculus, probability, statistics, linear algebra, differential equations, and computer simulation.
    Prerequisites: Background in at least three of the utilized tools.
  
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    MAT 5340 - Introduction to Operations Research (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A thorough study of linear programming including duality theory and sensitivity analysis. At least two other topics related to mathematical applications in the management sciences queuing theory, Markov processes, game theory, decision analysis, network analysis, etc. will be covered.
    Prerequisites: MAT 2240 (Linear Algebra) and STT 3850 (Statistical Data Analysis).
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4340.]
  
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    MAT 5390 - Numerical Linear Algebra (3)


    When Offered: Spring, On Demand
    Methods for solving systems of linear equations with an emphasis on large, sparse systems. LU factorization including storage schemes, graph theory, ordering algorithms, and block factorization. Iterative methods including Jacobi, SOR, and conjugate gradient. Eigenvalue methods including power method, QR factorization, and Lanczos methods. Parallel matrix computations.
    Prerequisite: MAT 4310 (Numerical Methods).
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4990.]
  
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    MAT 5415 - Seminar in the Pedagogy of Mathematics (1)


    When Offered: Spring
    Topics from mathematical content, pedagogy, and epistemology are examined, such as current trends in mathematics education, alternative learning styles, teaching developmental and adult students, and teaching with technology. This course may be repeated once for a total credit of two semester hours.
  
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    MAT 5420 - Teaching Apprenticeship (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course provides a supervised experience in teaching in the mathematical sciences through direct participation in a classroom situation. Each student will work closely with a university faculty mentor and will be actively engaged in instructional practices, such as the development of activities and assignments or other relevant experiences. This course may be repeated for a total credit of two semester hours.
  
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    MAT 5500 - Independent Study (1-3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisite: 12 hours of graduate mathematics.
  
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    MAT 5520 - Capstone Project in Secondary Education (1-2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A curriculum/action research project will be chosen, formulated, and implemented by the student under the guidance of a faculty member. This project should use knowledge gained in the secondary mathematics graduate program and apply it in the secondary classroom. A final written paper and presentation are required. MAT 5520 must be taken for a total credit of two semester hours.
    Prerequisite: MAT 5910 .
  
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    MAT 5525 - Product of Learning (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Graded on an S/U basis.
  
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    MAT 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    MAT 5590 - Advanced Topics in Differential Equations (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Development and application of advanced topics in differential equations. Topics may include foundational theories of differential equations, partial differential equations, perturbation theory, calculus of variations, distribution theory, transform theory, or other advanced topics.
    Prerequisite: MAT 3130 (Introduction to Differential Equations). Barring duplication of content, MAT 5590 may be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4590.]
  
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    MAT 5600 - Directed Research in Mathematical Sciences (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A research project will be chosen, formulated, and executed by the student under the guidance of a faculty member. The project may investigate a mathematical sciences or a mathematics pedagogy topic. A final written report and presentation are required. MAT 5600 must be taken for a total credit of three semester hours.
  
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    MAT 5610 - Analysis I (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    A rigorous treatment of the topology of the real numbers, continuity, differentiation, integration, and sequences and series of functions.
    Prerequisite: MAT 3220 (Introduction to Real Analysis I) or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MAT 5620 - Analysis II (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    A continuation of MAT 5610 , including a rigorous development of differentiation and integration of functions of several variables, vector analysis, and Lebesgue theory.
    Prerequisite: MAT 5610  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MAT 5710 - Introduction to Topology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of the basic concepts of general topological spaces including such topics as metric spaces, continuous functions, connectedness, product spaces, and compactness.
    Prerequisite: MAT 3220 (Introduction to Real Analysis I).
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4710.]
  
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    MAT 5720 - Topology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of topology to include such topics as general product spaces, complete metric spaces, compactifications, embedding, metrization theorems, and quotient spaces.
    Prerequisite: MAT 5710 .
  
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    MAT 5910 - Investigation in the Teaching of Mathematics (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An examination of recent research and experimental programs in the teaching of secondary school and undergraduate mathematics, with a focus on characteristics of research designs (including action research, curriculum development and analysis, teaching experiments, and case studies).
    Prerequisite: undergraduate mathematics major or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MAT 5923 - Geometry & Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Formative and summative assessment strategies of students’ geometric thinking in elementary grades; concept development of 2- and 3-dimensional geometry. Attention also given to diagnosis of student errors. Does not count for the Master of Arts in Mathematics.
    Prerequisite: C I 5922 
    (Same as C I 5923 .)
  
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    MAT 5924 - Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse & Questioning (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Focus on the early algebra concepts of functional thinking and generalized arithmetic in relationship to pedagogical practices centered on questioning in the mathematics classroom. Does not count for the Master of Arts in Mathematics.
    Prerequisite: C I 5922 
    (Same as C I 5924 .)
  
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    MAT 5925 - Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Focus on statistical literacy of elementary teachers and the teaching of data analysis and measurement to K-5 students; attention is also given to learning methods which facilitate appropriate classroom interactions. Does not count for the Master of Arts in Mathematics.
    Prerequisite: C I 5922 .
    (Same as C I 5925 .)
  
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    MAT 5935 - Basic Concepts of Probability and Statistics (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course examines the concepts underlying the elementary and middle school curriculum in probability and statistics. Probability models will be studied using both mathematical approaches and simulations. Statistics will be presented as a problem solving process involving question formulation, data collection, data analysis and the interpretation of results. Does not count for the Master of Arts in Mathematics.
    Prerequisite: MAT 3910. Introduction to the Logic and Structure of Mathematics I or MAT 3920. Introduction to the Logic and Structure of Mathematics II or permission of the instructor.
    [Dual-listed with MAT 4930.]
 

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