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Graduate Course Descriptions

MGS 8020 Business Intelligence

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
This course focuses on the features, uses, and design strategies for IT-enabled managerial decision support.  Data-Centric decision support solutions for business intelligence and data warehousing are emphasized.  Corporate decision making, dimensional modeling and model-based DSS are explored.  Implementation issues in the context of emerging business environments are also addressed.

MGS 8030 Knowledge Management. (Same as CIS 8260.)  

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 2, 4.
This course provides an introduction to the analytical, managerial, and technological approaches used in knowledge management. Key approaches that are available for knowledge creation and discovery are examined and contrasted. Implications of recent knowledge management technologies, such as intelligent agents and organizational memory information systems, are assessed. Strategic, economic, and social issues in the creation and transfer of knowledge are examined. Best knowledge management practices are discussed.

MGS 8040 Data Mining

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 7025 or consent of instructor.  CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
This course covers various analytical techniques to extract managerial information from large data warehouses.  A number of well-defined data-mining tasks such as classification, estimation, prediction, affinity grouping and clustering, and data visualization are discussed.  Design and implementation issues for corporate data warehousing are also covered.

MGS 8110 Applied Regression Analysis

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 7025. CSP: 1, 6.
The basic aim of this course is to improve the student’s understanding of the various uses of regression analysis.  These uses range from linear to nonlinear estimations.  Both bivariate and multivariate regressions are discussed.  Acquainting the student with the assumptions of the general regression model is another aim of the course.  Practical suggestions are given for checking the regression model by examining the residuals.  A description and comparison of the basic types of regression computer programs are presented.

MGS 8130 Problem Solving

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 7025
This course focuses on how managers, individually and in groups, make decisions. It covers the major descriptive and normative models of managerial problem diagnosis and alternative generation. By comprehending how managers solve problems, students are prepared to build computer-based support tools. Cases and mini-examples are used to apply the concepts and methods to real-world problems.

MGS 8140 Management Science

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1,3,4,7.
Various optimization techniques are surveyed with an emphasis on the why and how of these types of models as opposed to a detailed theoretical approach.  Students develop optimization models which relate to their areas of interest.  Spreadsheets are used extensively to accomplish the mathematical manipulations.  Emphasis is placed on input requirements and interpretation of results.

MGS 8150 Business Modeling

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MGS 8020. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
This course covers the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for managerial decision making. Various techniques for analytical modeling, such as forecasting, optimization, simulation, decision analysis, and classification, are discussed. Students gain mastery in developing complex financial models implemented in decision support systems that cover applications in strategic planning, financial management, operations/project management, and marketing research. These topics are covered in the context of emerging information technology architecture.

MGS 8160 Risk Benefit Analysis

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Math 1070. CSP: 1, 2, 3.
This course develops the basic elements involved in decision making and integrates them developing a systematic theory of decision making under uncertainty.  It examines the problems of measurements of uncertainty, utility, and payoffs in decision making and explores the costs of various decision criteria.

MGS 8170 Statistical Modeling

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 7025, MGS 8020, MGS 8150. CSP: 1, 6.
This course presents applications of important statistical models for organizational analysis and decision making.  Applied research based on observational studies is emphasized.  The SAS statistical package is employed to analyze data using various statistical techniques.  Examples of statistical models and techniques include exploratory data analysis, factor analysis, regression analysis, discriminant analysis, and cluster analysis.

MGS 8300 Human Resource Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
This course provides a survey of the field of human resource management. Topics covered include strategic human resource management, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, training and development, compensation, and labor relations.

MGS 8320 Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resource Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
This course examines legal issues related to various aspects of human resource management. Students review legislation and case law related to discrimination, employment-at-will, negligence, contingent workers, safety, compensation, and labor. Emphasis is placed on avoiding unnecessary litigation.

MGS 8360 Human Resources Recruitment and Selection

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MGS 8300.
This course focuses on the human resource recruitment and selection functions of organizations. Topics covered include methods of recruitment, organizational choice, job analysis, and validation, laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity, interviewing, testing, and organizational socialization.  Both the theoretical foundations of the recruitment and selection functions as well as the practical application of these activities are presented.

MGS 8380 Strategic Human Resource Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
This course focuses on domestic and international strategic human resource management issues. The course is divided into two sections. The first considers the organization’s competitive environment and structure, strategic management concepts relevant to development of human resource strategies, environmental scanning, human resource planning, and select strategic issues. The second expands on domestic human resource activities into the international arena and covers the international organization context, control over operations and personnel, and functional human resource activities within the international context.

MGS 8389 – Directed Readings in the Managerial Sciences

Credit Hours – 1.0 to 3.0
Prerequisites: consent of the instructor, good academic standing.

MGS 8390 Strategic Compensation

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MGS 8300.
This course focuses on how organizations use pay, benefits, and reward systems to attract, retain, and motivate employees.  Linkage between compensation and firm competitiveness are emphasized.  This course is relevant for both small and large businesses.

MGS 8395 Field Research in Human Resource Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MGS 8300, consent of instructor. CSP: 1, 2, 4.
This course is a joint university-corporation venture.  Students work in groups of two to three to solve a problem posed by a corporate sponsor.  Each group is responsible simultaneously to the instructor and to the corporate sponsor.  Groups design their research studies and obtain approvals for the instructor and the corporate sponsor and then implement their studies and report findings to the instructor, class, and sponsors.

MGS 8410 Organizing to Compete

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
In this course, students learn to design, analyze, and understanding organizations. They first examine common organizational structures and processes and discuss ways to manage them. Then they develop relevant skills through in-class exercises, videos, and case analyses. Particular attention is given to organizational design and adaptation, social networks and group dynamics, sources and uses of power, and management of innovation. Throughout the course, individuals apply theories of organization to enhance their own and their organizations’ competitive position.

MGS 8420 Enhancing Leadership Skills

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8165.
Participants in this course are introduced to various processes and tactics that are used to enhance leadership skills, as well as to various perspectives on important leadership skill content that can help to guide and motivate their development as leaders. They undergo assessments of their leadership-relevant skills and characteristics, and receive guidance on how to improve as leaders. Skill improvement comes from enhanced insight and knowledge, activities conducted in class, as well as from out-of-class tasks that participants design themselves. The course is premised on the assumption that participants have had some leadership experience, since the course requires participants to reflect on their leadership experiences and skills so that their leadership skills can be improved.

MGS 8425 Coaching for Leadership

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1, 6, 7.
This course identifies the roles of leadership coaching and links the applications of behavioral theory to the coaching process. The course enables students to apply appropriate assessment activities, goal-setting activities, communication processes, well-designed interventions, and feedback activities to an effective coaching process. This course focuses on one-on-one coaching relationships.

MGS 8430 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the theory of negotiation, conflict, and complaint handling, especially as practiced within the corporation and in other institutions. It is intended to be applicable to a broad spectrum of dispute and complaint problems faced by managers and professionals. The content is applicable to anyone who will negotiate agreements, face “people problems” in any aspect of work life, or be exposed to complaints or grievances arising out of the employment relationship.

MGS 8435 Power in Organizations

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1, 6, 7.
Students examine sources of personal and organizational power, and then develop skills for obtaining and using power. The course focuses on management-oriented views of resource control and dependency as well as strategic, political, and service-based approaches to power. Through case studies, exercises, and in-depth discussions, students learn to apply the theories to their own and others’ circumstances.

MGS 8440 Work Team Design and Development

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8165
This course provides a structured approach to designing, implementing, and developing work teams in organizations. Topics include: work teams as a vehicle to improving organizational performance, designing a team-based organization, work team implementation issues, training and developing teams, team-building programs, and leadership in a team-based organization.

MGS 8450 Organizational Development and Change

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 8165.
This course is designed to train theorists/researchers/practitioners in organizational development and change. It provides an overview of the theory and practice of making organizations more effective by changing individual attitudes and behaviors, group relationships, and organizational cultures. An experiential approach to organizational development interventions and methods is offered.

MGS 8460 Consulting Practice and Theory

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7.
This course provides a detailed study of the management consulting process. Primary topics include organizational entry, contracting, data collection, intervention delivery, intervention evaluation, management of the consulting process from beginning to end, and organizational exit. Students prepare a proposal for services to a client organization.

MGS 8490 Exploring Work Organizations through Literature
Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
The purpose of this course is to provoke thought and discussion about issues facing organizations and the people who inhabit them. Literary forms, including poetry, novels, short stories, and essays, are used to stimulate discourse of how people are affected by corporations and work. The primary objective of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of operating ethically in the world of work. Secondary objectives of the course are to gain greater awareness of the power of language and to develop ones creative potential. A seminar discussion format is followed, and students express themselves in a variety of artistic forms.

MGS 8500 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7.
This is an introductory survey course for students who might be interested in starting their own businesses or who might develop new businesses in the corporate environment.  The environment of entrepreneurship and the behaviors of entrepreneurs are studied. Students learn how to recognize and evaluate new business opportunities.  Two major activities in the course are to interview entrepreneurs and to study the feasibility of a business idea.

MGS 8510 Business Plan Development

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 8025, MGS 8500; or consent of instructor. CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7.
In this course, students develop a business plan either for an independent new venture or for a new corporate venture.  The principal objective is to learn how to prepare a full business plan that is ready to be presented to investors.  Students present their plans to investors or enter them in a business plan competition. Students critically evaluate the business plans of others, and they interact with investors. Students take MGS 8510 or MGS 8520, but not both.

MGS 8520 Venture Creation in Electronic Commerce

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 8025, MGS 8500; or consent of instructor. CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7.
This course examines the development of digital, or electronic, commerce through the creation of prototype electronic ventures by student teams.  The ventures may be independent or corporate ventures.  Topics include business creation, electronic commerce opportunities, technology of the Internet, entrepreneurship using the World
Wide Web, and new venture development. Existing web-based businesses are examined. This course is appropriate for students whose programs of study emphasize electronic commerce or entrepreneurship. Students take MGS 8510 or MGS 8520, but not both.

MGS 8590 Field Study in Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
This course immerses graduate students in the planning and execution of complex entrepreneurial activities in a small existing business. Activities involve new business formation, new product planning and introduction, organization direction setting and control, and management of growth or turnaround.  While students are under the general supervision of the faculty, they are expected to display responsible independent action and to interact frequently with a business founder, owner, or chief executive.  The course may be repeated once for credit.

MGS 8620 Competitor Analysis

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 8025 or Fi 3300. CSP: 1, 2, 6.
This course focuses on developing the analytical and decision-making skills required to conduct a competitor analysis. Students master analytical frameworks that link competitor market position and inter-organizational relationships, and competitor goals, capabilities, and infrastructure to current and projected competitive actions. Students use these frameworks to evaluate competitive situations and make projections about future scenarios that can be used in the development of business-level strategy.

MGS 8710 Operations Planning

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8155 or consent of the instructor. CSP: 1.
This course covers the design of information and decision systems for allocating resources and scheduling activities. Emphasis is on the managerial aspects of the design of integrated planning and control systems. Topics include inventory control, forecasting, capacity planning, scheduling, material and resource requirements planning, and the design of computer-based systems for integrated planning and control.

MGS 8730 Project Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: An introductory course in probability and statistics.
This course covers management techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of project types including information systems development, business start-ups, marketing campaigns, facility relocations, construction, research, and special events. Emphasis is on processes for scheduling, budgeting, and controlling projects. The selection and application of project management software are addressed. Other topics include project organizational structures, qualifications and roles of the project manager, project leadership, team building, and the management of conflict and stress in projects.

MGS 8740 Operations Strategy

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8155 or consent of instructor.
This course addresses the development and implementation of production/operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate, business, and other functional strategies of the organization. Topics include alternate production strategies and their characteristics, strategy selection, technology management, organization design for operations, integration of information technology into the production environment, and implementation of operations strategy.

MGS 8750 Simulation

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 7025 or equivalent. CSP: 1.
This course studies the application of computer-based simulation models as management tools in planning, policy formulation, systems analysis/design, research, and training. It covers the process by which simulation models are developed, validated, and experimentally manipulated. Exposure to simulation modeling programs is also included.

MGS 8760 Quality Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8155 or MGS 4700 or consent of instructor.
This course addresses a strategic, structured approach to the design and development of quality management programs in manufacturing and services. The analytical and behavioral aspects of quality management are addressed. Topics include the strategic importance of quality to organization success and the importance of customer orientation and human resource management in a total quality management program.

MGS 8770 Service Operations Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8155 or consent of instructor. CSP: 1, 2, 3,
This course focuses on the analysis of service sector performance and methods designed to improve service operations fro a competitiveness standpoint.  The topics covered are cross-functional in nature including operations, marketing, human resource management, information technology and entrepreneurship and are presented as an integrated systems approach to the service organization.

MGS 8860 Management Studies Abroad

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 8165, consent of the instructor.
Emphasizing a collaborative rather than competitive learning environment, this course examines the interrelatedness of economic, political, legal, social, and cultural factors on cross-cultural management issues.  Concepts of human behavior, motivation, strategy, and labor/management relations are linked to practice in different national settings.  An extensive international on-site program is an integral part of this program.  Interviews are conducted at a broad range of organizations and industries.  Objectives include cultivating a global mindset and developing a richer understanding of international business challenges relating to management.  Company visits showcase evolving corporate profiles in the global marketplace.

MGS 8890 International Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: IB 8090 or consent of the instructor.
This course is intended to serve both as a capstone to the international business program and as an elective for advanced management students. It examines the major policy and operational questions facing international firms today and in the years to come. Its focus is the interrelationship of external environment and internal resources that results in both broad corporate policies and specific operational practices among multinational firms. The various international competitive models which emerge in different industries are examined in terms of their environmental and corporate determinants, as well as the effects that the emerging patterns have on operational policies and procedures. The course employs cases, a project by which the student prepares an international strategy for a firm of his or her choosing, and a negotiation simulation as principal instructional vehicles.

MGS 9100 Seminar in the Decision Science

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
This course concentrates on the elements of the decision process.  The primary media used for instruction are presentations of decision-making applications in organizational environments.

MGS 9150 Reading Seminar in the Managerial Sciences

Credit Hours – 1.0 to 9.0
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
The coverage of this course is highly variable. The course allows a student with a special interest in an area to pursue his or her interest in whatever depth and direction are appropriate. Examples of such areas are topics not covered in other course offerings and special in-depth coverage beyond normal course offerings. Instruction and guidance are normally on a tutorial basis.

MGS 9300 Seminar in Human Resource Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
This course presents doctoral students with an in-depth review of the research literature in human resource management. Topics such as the history and development of human resource management, job analysis, employee recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, compensation, and the legal environment of human resource management are examined. Emphasis in the course is given to issues of theory and research methodology.

MGS 9310 Seminar in Macro Human Resource Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
This is a Ph.D. seminar focusing on in-depth review of theory and research relevant to domestic and international strategic management of human resources. Topics covered are
strategic human resource management theory and research; compensation theory and research, with special emphasis on developments which may have societal policy implications; labor relations theory and research, including cross-cultural labor relations research; and new developments in the management of people by contemporary organizations.

MGS 9400 Seminar in Organizational Behavior

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
Operating from an interdisciplinary framework, this seminar is designed to explore the function, structure, and goals of organizations as political, social, and economic units.
Emphasis in this course is placed primarily upon the patterns of relationships that are manifested during the various phases of organizational development. Special attention is also given to all forms and types of research, both of an ephemeral and a classical nature, which provide an understanding of the complexities of organizations and organizational behavior.

MGS 9410 Seminar in Organization Design and Implementation

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MBA 8165, MGS 8200,
MGS 9200; or consent of the instructor.
This seminar is designed to train theorists/researchers/practitioners in the design, redesign, and implementation of effective organizations. The seminar focuses on the analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the social and technical systems of organizations with emphasis on the structural changes necessary to improve and maintain productivity and on the quality of work life.

MGS 9430 Methodology of Behavioral Research in Organizations

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
This course entails the intensive study and analysis of various research and statistical methods in the behavioral sciences as applied toward the solution of problems in industry, business, government, and education. The objective of this course is to prepare the student for independent and meaningful empirical organizational research using the methodology of the behavioral sciences. For each of several topics, the student is provided a list of methodological sources, applications, and discussion questions. Students are called upon in class to demonstrate their mastery of these concepts and methodologies and their attendant applications.

MGS 9470 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
This course is devoted to the investigation of significant topics in organizational behavior. It is intended primarily for advanced doctoral students. The course can be repeated when the topics vary; topics are announced in advance.

MGS 9700 Seminar in Operations Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MGS 8710.
This seminar examines the major problem areas, research findings, and research methodologies of operations management. Emphasis is on the critical evaluation of current theory and methodology and on the development of research proposals.

MGS 9600 Seminar in Strategic Management Foundations and Current Perspectives

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8155 or consent of the instructor. CSP: 1.
This seminar encompasses classical and cutting-edge strategic management research. In line with the multi-disciplinary approach of strategic management, the course is structured around the predominant theoretical perspectives in the field. In addition, the course explores recent applications of emerging theories to strategic management. By examining each theoretical perspective critically, including the extant empirical evidence, the course addresses the contributions and limitations of any given theory for an understanding of strategic management.

MGS 9610 Seminar in Competitive Strategy

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status. CSP: 1, 6, and 7.
This course is a doctoral level seminar on the major theoretical and empirical approaches to business-level strategy or competitive strategy research. The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with the basic assumptions, concepts and theories underlying these topics in the field.  The course is intended to expose students to the major theoretical ‘lenses’ that underpin current research in the field and the majore research issues to which they are applied.  Students will analyze and discuss the major questions I the field and explore ways in which those questions may be addressed both theoretically and empirically

MGS 9620 Seminar in Corporate Strategy

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status. CSP: 1, 6, and 7.
This doctoral seminar provides a comprehensive examination of the theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues in corporate-level strategy research, which includes diversification actions, such as related diversification, conglomerates, and vertical integration.  Equally important, corporate strategy encompasses issues surrounding M&As, joint ventures, alliances, divestment, turnaround, and bankruptcy. Cutting edge topics include technology, innovation, new organizational forms, international issues, governance concerns, and complex interorganizational interdependencies.  Students will interpret, integrate, and extend the current literature to enrich their understanding of value creation through corporate strategy.

MGS 9630 Seminar in Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status. CSP: 1, 6, and 7.
This doctoral seminar is designed to acquaint students with the theories and research related to entrepreneurship.  The examination of the literature covers several broad topics: definition of the field, entrepreneurial processes from the perspective of individuals and firms (including venture creation, growth, and financing), the social and environmental contexts of entrepreneurship (including specialized contexts such as science & technology and corporations), and research methods.  Students examine a number of articles concerning each topic, questions that are as yet unexplored, and some the methodological issues that must be tackled to conduct empirical research in the area.

MGS 9640 Seminar in Strategy Formulation

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status. CSP: 1, 6, and 7.
The objective of this doctoral seminar is to acquaint students with the theories and research related to strategy formulation.  Students will read, critically analyze, and discuss classic and current writings on the processes associated with strategy formulation and the various contexts that affect the process by which competitive strategies are developed in organizations.  Topics included in this literature include theories of organizational change, decision making processes,  top management team attributes, organizational resources, and characteristics of the external operating environment. Students will also explore ways in which emerging issues in strategy formulation can be addressed both conceptually and empirically.

MGS 9650 Seminar in International Strategy

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status. CSP: 1, 6, and 7.
The objective of this doctoral seminar is to provide a critical survey of the theoretical and empirical literature on international strategy issues.  Students will read, analyze, critique and extend research that investigates sources of competitive effectiveness in an international context from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives.

MGS 9910 Advanced Calculus and Matrix Algebra

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Math 1220.
This course may not be counted for degree credit in the RCB’s doctoral program.  This course presents calculus and linear algebra topics to provide the student with the mathematical background necessary for advanced statistics courses.  Calculus topics include techniques of integration, functions of several variables, and infinite series whereas linear algebra topics include methods of solving systems of linear equations, vectors, linear transformations, determinants, and matrix eigenstructure.

MGS 9920 Probability and Statistical Theory I

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MGS 9910 and introductory statistics equivalent to Math 1070. CSP: 1.
This course presents a general outline of the mathematical theory of probability and statistics.  Topics include random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distribution theory, estimation, and multivariate distributions.

MGS 9930 Probability and Statistical Theory II

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MGS 9920
This course covers advanced topics in the theory of probability and statistics including Bayesian estimation, chi-square tests, quadratic forms, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics, sufficiency, and the multivariate normal distribution.

MGS 9940 Research Design

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MGS 9920.
This course consists of a survey of statistics which relate to the following topic areas: (1) the philosophy of experimental design, (2) ANOVA techniques, (3) philosophy of research, and (4) data collection techniques.

MGS 9950 Regression Analysis

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MGS 9920 and BA 6000. CSP: 1, 6.
The focus of the course is on regression as an inferential tool for conducting empirical research.  As such, in-depth coverage is given to the topics of parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and residual analysis.  Multicollinearity diagnostics and remedies are discussed, and several special topics are covered.

MGS 9960 Multivariate Data Analysis

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: MGS 9950 or Econ 8750, and BA 6000. CSP: 1, 6.
Multivariate data analysis is illustrated for data reduction, quasi-experimentation, and true experimentation.  Critical assessment of published research is the key goal.  Among various techniques covered are multivariate hypothesis testing, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, canonical analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, and multivariate analysis of covariance.