Fall 2020

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Prerequisite Survey or Undergrad Courses
Full Semester MBA and MBA-PM Courses
Term I MBA Courses
Term II MBA Courses
MBA Electives Full Semester
MBA Electives Term I
MBA-PM IE Courses


Section numbers are as follows:
501 – Full Term (16 weeks)
511 – Term I (8 weeks)
521 – Term II (8 weeks)
506 – Undergrad (16 weeks)

Sample syllabi are posted for your convenience in predicting time requirements for the courses, but are not intended to serve as official syllabi for the upcoming semester. Please do not use samples for ordering textbooks or for determining assignment due dates.


Prerequisite Survey or Undergrad Courses

08.17.20 – 11.25.20

ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting 506
Three hours lecture. Financial accounting fundamentals including accounting cycle, accounting systems, cash flow, assets, liabilities, equity, and forms of business organizations.
Instructor: Pannell, Angela

ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting 501
(Prerequisites: Graduate Standing) Three hours lecture. Introduction to financial and managerial accounting: including accounting process, cash flow, elements, business organizations, analysis of management reports and financial statements, cost planning and control.
Instructor: Gardner, Darlene
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

BQA 3123 Business Statistics II 506
(Prerequisites: BQA 2113 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Reviewing estimation and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression; chi-square tests; analysis of variance; non-parametric concepts; index numbers; time series analysis; computer statistical packages applied.
Instructor: Ballard, Iva
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

BIS 3233 Business Information Systems 506
Three hours lecture. A survey of the components, functions, and processes of Information Systems as they relate to managing modern organization for increased efficiency and competitiveness.
Instructor: Jones, Gabrielle

FIN 3123 Financial Management 506
(Prerequisite: Financial Accounting or ACC 2203 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Study of objectives, tools, methods, and problems of financial management; financial analysis, planning, control, sources/uses of funds, capital budgeting decisions and working capital.
Instructor: Roskelley, Kenneth
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


Full Semester MBA and MBA-PM Courses

08.17.20 – 11.25.20

BQA 6423 Business Decision Analysis 501
(Prerequisite: BQA 3123 or equivalent) Basic/medium-level quantitative analysis methods for business decisions, including optimization modeling using spreadsheets, queueing service system, Newsboy models, customer choice models, and simulation. It serves students who want to grasp the techniques to solve real-world business decision problems.
Instructor: TBA

FIN 8113 Corporate Finance 501
(Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and FIN 3123 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. An examination of the interaction between financial accounting, cash flow estimation, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, and working capital management.
Instructor: Roskelly, Kenneth
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MGT 8103 Strategic Entrepreneurial Management 501
Three hours lecture. This course focuses on how organizations create sustained competitive advantages through environmental scanning, strategic thinking, strategic communication and a commitment to action.
Instructor: Long, Rebecca

MGT 8113 Leadership Skills 501
(Prerequisite: MGT 8063 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Survey of major behavioral skills used by managers to help them understand and influence behavior in an organizational setting.
Instructor: Vardaman, James
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MGT 8123 Strategic Business Consulting 501
(Prerequisite: BQA 8233, MKT 8153, EC 8103, ACC 8113, FIN 8113, and MGT 8113) A study of strategic management covering environmental analysis, competition between firms, competitive advantage, and strategy implementation culminating in a consulting project with a participating organization.
Instructor: Spencer, Barbara
Materials: A microphone is required for this course.
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MKT 8213 Supply Chain & Operations Management 501
Study of how operations and logistics, both within and between firms in a supply chain contribute to creating customer value propositions, and achieving competitive advantage.
Instructor: Shin, Seungjae


Term I MBA Courses

08.17.20 – 10.07.20

ACC 8213 Fin & Acc Rpt Analysis 511
(Prerequisite: ACC 2203 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Analysis of financial statements and internal accounting reports to help management make decisions.
Instructor: Addy, Noel
Materials: Camtasia or similar screen recording software will be required for this course.
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


Term II MBA Courses

10.07.20 – 11.25.20

MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management 521
Three hours. Market strategic analysis, research and planning necessary to effectively match marketing strategies with changing macro, micro, and organizational environments.
Instructor: Collier, Joel
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


MBA Electives Full Semester

08.17.20 – 11.25.20

BL 6243 Entrepreneurial Law 501
(Prerequisite: BL 2413, MGT 3323, or consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Business creation including legal aspects from permits and taxes to structure and sale with emphasis on Mississippi Law.
Instructor:Brown, Haley
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

BIS 8113 Mgt Info Tech and Systems 501
Three hours lecture. Course includes the description, acquisition or development and use of systems from a local and global perspective. Technology-enabled concepts are used for student assignments.
Instructor: Templeton, Gary
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

BIS 8313 Adv Database Des Adm. 501
(Prerequisite: 3 hours of computer programming) Three hours. Design and management of local and distributed data resources, database design, definition, creation, maintenance, acquisition and use. Role of Database Administrator.
Instructor: Sikolia, David
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

BIS 6523 Bus Programming w/COBOL 501
(Prerequisite: BIS 1523 and BIS 2523 or 6 hours of computer programming; or graduate standing and three hours of computer programming) Three hours lecture. In-depth concepts and experience in business-oriented computer programming. File input/output, sequential, indexed sequential, and relative files.
Instructor: Marett, Kent


MBA Electives Term II

10.07.20 – 11.25.20

BL 8113 Law, Ethics, Dispute Resolution 521
Three hours lecture. Legal and ethical issues faced by the business firm with emphasis on prevention and resolution of disputes, including mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
Instructor: Mallette, Stephanie
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


MBA-PM IE Courses

08.17.20 – 11.25.20

Important note: If you took any of the required IE courses below at the 4000 level while an undergrad at MSU, you cannot take them at the 6000 level for your MBA-PM degree. Please contact me about alternatives.

IE 6333 Prod Control Sys I 501
(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4613) Three hours lecture. Principles, analysis, and design of production and inventory planning and control. Demand for forecasting, aggregated planning, inventory management, production scheduling and control systems. (Approved substitute for IE 8583 Enterprise Systems Engineering.)
Instructor: Tian, Wenmeng
Syllabus: Sample available from the Courses list at bcoelearning.msstate.edu

IE 6573 Process Improvement Engineering 501
Three hours lecture. Introduction to quality and productivity improvement methodologies and tools. The design and implementation of continuous improvement systems in organizations.
Instructor: Smith, Brian
Syllabus: Sample available from the Courses list at bcoelearning.msstate.edu

IE 6653 Ind Qual Control I
(Prerequisite: IE 4613).Three hours lecture. The theory and application of statistical quality control; statistical process control; and statistical acceptance sampling. (Approved substitute for IE 6573 Process Improvement.)
Instructor: Ma, Junfeng
Syllabus: Sample available from the Courses list at bcoelearning.msstate.edu

IE 6533 Project Management 501
(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in IE 4613).Three hours lecture. Use of CPM, PERT, and GERT for planning, managing and controlling projects. Computer procedures for complex networks.
Instructor: Ma, Junfeng
Syllabus: Sample available from the Courses list at bcoelearning.msstate.edu