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Graduate Course Descriptions

Accounting | Business Law | Finance | Human Resource Development   
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Accounting

ACCT 5310 Research Problems in Federal Income Taxation 
An overview and research of income, deductions, gains, losses, and types of taxable entities. Course addresses the recognition of tax consequences of business transactions. Approved by Texas STate Board of Public Accountancy for 2-hour research requirement.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3325 or equivalent.

ACCT 5315 Accounting and Reporting Problems
A study of current accounting and reporting problems. This course uses cases, business situations and simulations to investigate accounting and reporting issues. Prerequisite: ACCT 3312 or equivalent.

ACCT 5320 Accounting for Management Control
Use of accounting data in the decision-making process and in the analysis and control of business operations. Prerequisite: ACCT 5300 or equivalent. Students with 15 or more undergraduate hours of accounting may not receive credit for this course.

ACCT 5325 Corporate Income Taxation
A study of the income tax laws involving corporations and their shareholders, including formation, reorganization, liquidation, as well as an overview study of "S" corporations. Prerequisite: ACCT 3325 or equivalent. 

ACCT 5335 Advanced Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Accounting for governments and not-for-profit entities. Coverage includes budgets, revenues, expenditures, and required financial reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 3311. 

ACCT 5345 Advanced Financial Analysis
A study of various types of financial accounting information, analysis and the role the information plays in business decisions. Comprehensive financial statement analysis and valuation framework that integrates strategy, financial reporting, financial analysis and valuation concepts are used to develop valuation tools and applications. Prerequisites: ACCT 5320 or equivalent. 

ACCT 5355 Strategic Cost Management
A study of accounting focusing on cost accumulation, cost allocation and systems design for management decision making purposes. Prerequisite: ACCT 5320 or equivalent.

ACCT 5360 Advanced Problems In Accounting
Accounting theory and practice relating to complex consolidation issues and business combinations. Consolidated financial statements, partnerships and fiduciary accounting are examined. Prerequisite: ACCT 3312 or equivalent.

ACCT 5370 Special Topics In Accounting
An exploration of current accounting topics that are not covered in other courses. Timely accounting issues are covered. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair.

ACCT 5375 Advanced International Financial Reporting
Introduces and interprets accounting issues unique to multinational enterprises and international business activity. Course include International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); financial reporting outside the USA; formulation of international financial data; comparison of IFRS and US GAAP; evaluate international financial disclosure issues such as environmental; accounting harmonization; ethics; taxation; foreign exchange; and cultural issues. Prerequisite: ACCT 3312 or equivalent.

ACCT 5380 Advanced Auditing
Advanced study and aplication of auditing theory including internal, forensic and information technology (IT) auditing. Prerequisite: ACCT 4380 or equivalent. 

ACCT 5385 Advanced Accounting Theory
Investigation of elements of accounting theories and their implementation. Accounting policy, research and standard-setting are examined. Prerequisite: ACCT 3312 or equivalent.

ACCT 5199-5699 Independent Study
Independent study in specific areas of accounting not covered by organized graduate courses. A maximum of six credit hours of independent study courses may be applied to a graduate degree. Independent study courses are available only to degree seeking students. The student must request a faculty member to supervise the independent study, write a proposal and have it approved by the sponsoring faculty member and the College of Business and Technology coordinator of graduate programs. The proposal and the final report become part of the student's permanent record. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair

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FINA 5310 Financial Institutions
Characteristics of financial institutions, savings intermediation and its effects on the allocation of investment funds, and regulation of financial intermediaries.

FINA 5320 Advanced Financial Management
Financial management of the firm with special emphasis on financial planning, capital concepts. Students with 15 undergraduate hours or more in finance may not receive MBA credit for this course. Prerequisite: FINA 5300 or equivalent.

FINA 5330 Investment Portfolio Management
A study of securities and the markets in which they are traded; an analysis of the risk-return tradeoff in examining investments; development of specific tools and techniques for selecting among securities that include: equities, fixed income vehicles, options/futures, real estate, and international securities; construction of portfolios to meet specific investor objectives. Prerequisite: FINA 5320 or equivalent.

FINA 5332 Public Budgeting and Finance
The processes and policies used to allocate limited public resources; special attention given to contemporary budgetary approaches and to methods of evaluation. The managerial role in providing fiscal accountability and control is emphasized.

FINA 5370 Special Topic In Finance
An exploration of current finance topics that are not covered in other courses. May be repeated once for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair.

FINA 5199-5699 Independent Study
Independent study in specific areas of finance not covered by organized graduate courses. A maximum of six credit hours of independent study courses may be applied to a graduate degree. Independent study courses are available only to degree seeking students. The student must request a faculty member to supervise the independent study, write a proposal and have it approved by the sponsoring faculty member and Department Chair. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair

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BLAW 5310 Business Legal Environment
Introduction to the legal environment of business, legal reasoning, and historical perspective. An emphasis is placed on contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, secured transactions, bankruptcy, wills and trusts.

BLAW 5340 Business and Professional Ethics
A study of ethical problems in business and the foundations for decisions involving ethical issues. Topics include ethical concepts, personal integrity, individual conscience and company loyalty and responsibility conflict, as they impact on the decision process in the functional areas of business.

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MANA 5300 Management Concepts and Processes
A study of the management process, behavioral and structural properties of organizations, and environmental influences surrounding organizations. Students with six undergraduate hours of management may not receive credit for this course.

MANA 5305 Decision Making in Operations Management
Analysis of the Operations management function from a manager's perspective. Quantitative techniques related to decision making such as linear programming, statistics and simulation are applied to operations management problems in both the service and manufacturing industries. Prerequisite: MANA 5315.

MANA 5315 Quantitative Management Tools
Topics to be covered include quantitative techniques for decision making, linear programming, inferential statistics and selected quantitative models with computer applications such as SAP.

MANA 5320 Leading and Managing People
Investigation of issues managers face when trying to lead individuals and organizational units to achieve corporate objectives. Focus of the course emphasizes the individual and group levels of analysis. Students with 15 undergraduate semester hours or more of management may not receive MBA credit for this course.

MANA 5340 Applications for E-Commerce
Study of advanced applications of management information systems (MIS) in business. Topics include E-Business applications such as SAP for enterprise resource planning and E-Commerce topics such as web design/development and web business models.

MANA 5345 Strategic Leadership Processes
Focus on leadership and development issues addressed by members of the top management team and other upper-level managers. Topics include coordination between and among units, managerial control systems, and the development of management talent within the firm.

MANA 5350 Strategic Human Resources Management
Focus on the role of HR managers and practices in developing competitive advantage for the firm. Considers the role of both specific HR practices and the overall HR architecture in enhancing firm performance. Sample Syllabus

MANA 5370 Special Topics in Management
An exploration of current management topics that are not covered in other courses. May be repeated once for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate advisor.

MANA 5385 New Venture Commercialization
Examine the theoretical ideas and concepts, investigate phases of entrepreneurial processes. Explore the development of entrepreneurial strategy foundation and implementation together with the incorporation of technology into business, and the development of a business plan. This course may require students to participate in a business plan competition.

MANA 5390 Designing Effective Organizations
Focus is on the design characteristics of a firm that managers can manipulate to maximize the firm's alignment with the competitive environment. Theoretical and applied examination of the major imperatives in organizational theory including the environmental, technological, and strategic imperatives.

MANA 5395 Formulating and Implementing Strategy
Students adopt the top management's view of the firm and focus on positioning the firm to gain strategic advantage in the competitive marketplace. Industry analysis, planning and implementation of competitive strategy, evaluation of strategy alternatives, utilization of appropriate controls, and the evaluation of the administrative process are emphasized. Prerequisite: Should generally be completed in the final semester. Sample Syllabus

MANA 5199-5699 Independent Study
Independent study in specific areas of management not covered by organized graduate courses. A maximum of six credit hours of independent study may be applied to a graduate degree. Independent study courses are available only to degree seeking students. The student must request a faculty member to supervise the independent study, write a proposal and have it approved by the sponsoring faculty member and the College of Business Administration coordinator of graduate programs. The proposal and the final report become part of the student's permanent record.

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MARK 5300 Marketing Concepts and Processes
Survey of marketing processes, management and procedures. Topics include consumer behavior, marketing plans, supply chains, media needs, selling, and marketing strategies. Students with six (6) undergraduate semester hours of marketing may not receive graduate credit for this course.

MARK 5320 Advanced Marketing Fundamentals
An analysis of contemporary problems in marketing with emphasis on dynamic market characteristics. Students with 15 undergraduate hours or more in marketing may not receive MBA credit for this course. Sample Syllabus

MARK 5360 Advanced Service Marketing
A study of the production, consumption, and marketing of services; the solutions to problems faced by service managers; and the development of an organization marketing system for the delivery of quality service.

MARK 5370 Health Care Marketing in contemporary Society
A review and analysis of current trends in the health care field with a focus on managed care and the implication for business and marketing practitioners.

MARK 5375 Special Topics in Marketing
Areas of study in marketing that reflect contemporary topics not covered by organized courses. Prerequisite: MARK 5320.

MARK 5380 Marketing Research and Analysis
Examination of approaches and methods of marketing research employed by marketing managers to solve marketing problems; emphasis on survey methodology and applications of statistical methods. Prerequisite: MARK 5320.

MARK 5199-5699 Independent Study
Independent study in specific areas of marketing not covered by organized graduate courses. A maximum of six credit hours of independent study may be applied to a graduate degree. Independent study courses are available only to degree seeking students. The student must request a faculty member to supervise the independent study, write a proposal and have it approved by the sponsoring faculty member and the College of Business Administration coordinator of graduate programs. The proposal and the final report become part of the student's permanent record.

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HRD 5307: Measurement and Evaluation in HRD &Technology Education
A study of course measurement methods, evaluation procedures, and assessment criteria for learning that takes place in formal business and industrial training and academic classroom environments.

HRD 5328: Human Resource Development Topics
Area of study in human resource development that reflect contemporary topics not covered by organized courses. Studies to include selected topics such as performance improvement, organization development, and workplace learning. May be repeated for up to 9 hours when topics change. 

HRD 5331: Workforce Development
Evaluation of the work force of the nation and the development of research techniques for identifying, assessing, and evaluating the needs of industry and education for a quality work force.

HRD 5333: Human Relations
Study of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships among teachers, trainers, and trainers in education, industrial and business settings.

HRD 5336: Adult Learning
Theory and methods of instruction in adult and continuing education to include learning principles, curriculum organization, evaluation techniques and effective classroom interaction. 

HRD 5343: Foundations of Human Resource Development
Study of the set of systematic and planned activities designed by an organization to provide its employees with the necessary skills to meet current and future job demands: learning and human resource development, needs assessments, task analysis, designing and implementing training programs, evaluating training programs, career development, organizational development. 

HRD 5344: Conflict Resolution
This course involves a study of current theories and techniques on interpersonal, group and inter-group conflict related to constructive management of organizational conflicts and negotiations within organizations.

HRD 5347: Performance Consulting
Practice oriented models, approaches, and techniques of performance consulting in organizational settings. Students will learn critical skills in identifying gaps for performance improvement and proposing HRD interventions. General performance consulting.

HRD 5350: Leadership and Ethics in HRD
Students will gain an understanding of the leadership process and leadership models relative to helping people and organizations adjust to and accept strategic leadership approaches.

HRD 5352: Organization Development
This course is designed to provide students with different perspectives on Organization Development at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Theoretical models will be studied, along with practitioner examples of organizations utilizing organization development interventions.

HRD 6195: Dissertation (Proposal Development) Research and preparation of human resource development theories and the scholarly process that is required to develop sound theory in applied disciplines.

HRD 6310: Advanced Theoretical Foundations of HRD
The review and assessment of human resource development theories and the scholarly process that is required to develop sound theory in applied disciplines.

HRD 6311: Seminar in Organizational Change
An analysis of the theories and research on individual and organizational change including incremental and transformational change and top-down versus bottom-up change. 

HRD 6312: Seminar in Contemporary Issues in the HRD Literature
An analysis of contemporary cutting edge issues in the workforce and workplace. The impact of shifting demographics, the information age, and the global integration of work and workplace are studied. 

HRD 6330: Seminar in Organizational Performance and Behavior
Principles and practices of diagnosing organizational performance requirements, creating performance improvement proposals, documenting workplace expertise, and assessing results from performance improvement interventions.

HRD 6350: Disciplined Inquiry in Human Resource Development
This course is designed to provide learners with an overview of research in general and the research process in particular. It is intended to increase students' understanding of research concepts and procedures, develop an appreciation for HRD research, and to enable students to design and develop a research proposal. 

HRD 6352: Advanced Quantitative Research in HRD
Advanced conception and design of quantitative studies with particular application to the content and context of human resource development. The course leads students through the quantitative research process from start to finish and covers key decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process.

HRD 6353: Advanced Qualitative Research in HRD This course examines qualitative methods and tools for HRD research including design/methods, data collection, data analysis and reporting of findings.  Learning includes a combination of lecture, field assignments, writing and reporting.

HRD 6355: Advanced Statistics in Research                                                                          A study of advanced statistical methods & tools for HRD research including research designs/methods, data collection, statistical analysis (ANOVA, MANOVA, Regressions, Factor Analysis, SEM etc. SPSS-AMOS). Learning includes a combination of lecture, writing, labs and presentation.

HRD 6359: Research Seminar in Human Resource Development
This course is designed for carrying our disciplined research and strengthening dissertation proposal in doctoral studies. Focus is on research criteria, integrating and applying existing knowledge and skiills in quantitative and qualitative methods and developing publishable conference manuscripts.

HRD 6391: Advanced Seminar in Human Resource Development (Organization Consulting)
Selected contemporary topics in human resource development will be presented. May be repeated for credit. Up to nine semester hours may be applied to the degree. 

HRD 6391: Advanced Seminar in Human Resource Development (Human Resource Strategy)
Selected contemporary topics in human resource development will be presented. May be repeated for credit. Up to nine semester hours may be applied to the degree.

HRD 6391: Advanced Seminar in Human Resource Development (Proposal Development)
Selected contemporary topics in human resource development will be presented. May be repeated for credit. Up to nine semester hours may be applied to the degree.

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TECH 5303: Research Techniques in HRD/Technology
An orientation in types of research, literature, and proposal development. An advisor-approved project is required.

TECH 5306: Advanced Logistics Management
A study of industrial distribution with emphasis on logistics management of materials, communications and financial processes involved in getting a product from the point of manufacture to the point of use, including service after the sale.

TECH 5309: Industrial Processes and Materials
Involves updating skills, knowledge, and experience in industrial processes and materials.

TECH 5310: Six Sigma Quality
A discussion, analysis and application of quality control concepts to include both attribute and variable quality control techniques. Advanced graphical problem solving techniques in Six Sigma will be studied. Attribute analysis will be emphasized as it applies to MIL-STD-105D and variable analysis as it applies to MIL-STD-414. Effective utilization of microcomputers will be used to develop spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and run statistical quality control microcomputer programs.

TECH 5312: Total Productive Maintenance
A study of philosophy and methods for improving equipment efficiency in industrial settings.

TECH 5317: Computer Integrated Manufacturing
A study of the application of computer aided-design, computer-aided manufacturing, computer numerical control, robotics, programmable electronic controllers, and communication networks to achieve automated manufacturing. 

TECH 5320: Total Quality Management
A study of the principles and practices of TQM to include leadership in quality, customer satisfaction, employee involvement, and continuous process improvement. Such TQM tools and techniques as quality function deployment and experimental design are studied.

TECH 5328: Topics in Technical Programs
Studies in technical programs. Up to nine semester hours may be applied to a degree. Topics may be repeated if content changes.  

TECH 5331: Project Management
Planning and scheduling to interface human resources with modern industry.

TECH 5335: Lean Manufacturing
Overview of how the lean production system can be implemented into an organization or company to improve profitability by reducing waste. Key concepts such as visual management, Five S, TPM, Kaizen, kanban, jidoka, hoshin planning, and PDCA will be covered.

TECH 5346: Environmental Management
Federal and state environmental regulations; techniques for environmental control; risk assessment and management strategies; characterization, measurement and control of air contaminants; hazardous materials characterization, spill control strategies, and cleanup techniques.

TECH 5366: Value Stream Management
A study of how information and materials flow through a workplace through visual mapping techniques. Students will be required to develop value stream maps for manufacturing and healthcare organizations as well as developing plans to creat a lean office environment.

TECH 5370 and 5371: Internship in Technology
An 8-16 week program offering learning experiences in an off-campus industrial business or manufacturing environment. A minimum of 125 clock hours of learning experiences in the approved internship activity is required for 3 hours of credit. CR/NC only. Prerequisite: Consent of academic advisor.

TECH 5380: Management of Nanomaterials
This course covers legal implications, regulations, patenting, transporting/logistics of manufacturing nanomaterials. 

TECH 5390: Advanced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Techniques

TECH 5199 - 5699: Independent Study
Independent study in specific areas of technology not covered by organized graduate courses. A maximum of six hours for independent study courses may be applied toward a graduate degree. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

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