Summer 2020

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All students must login to the course through Canvas 2-3 days before class to find out what needs to be done before class officially begins. The internal Canvas "mail" system is a course-specific messaging system. It should not be confused with a true Internet-based e-mail system. E-mail sent to a student's official University e-mail address cannot be accessed from within Canvas.


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Full Summer Prerequisite Courses
Full Semester MBA Courses
Summer I MBA Core Courses
Summer II MBA Core Courses
MBA Electives Summer I
MBA Electives Summer II
MBA-PM IE Courses Summer II


Section numbers are as follows:
501 – Full Summer (10 weeks)
511 – Summer I (5 weeks)
521 – Summer II (5 weeks)
506 – Undergrad (10 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.


Full Summer Prerequisite Courses

06.01.20 – 08.04.20

ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting 501
(Prerequisite: 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, Virginia
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 Summer MBA Courses

06.01.20 – 08.04.20

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

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:Boone, Chris
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

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: Roskelley, Kenneth
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MGT 8123 Strategic Business Consulting 501
(Prerequisite: BQA 8233, MKT 8153, EC 8103, ACC 8112, FIN 8113, and MGT 8112) 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
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


Summer I MBA Core Courses

06.01.20 – 06.29.20

MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management 511
Three hours. Market strategic analysis, research and planning necessary to effectively match marketing strategies with changing macro, micro, and organizational environments.
Instructor:Shanahan, Kevin
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


Summer II MBA Core Courses

07.06.20 – 08.04.20

ACC 8213 Fin & Acc Rpt Analysis 521
(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

MGT 8113 Leadership Skills 521
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


MBA Electives Summer I

06.01.20 – 06.29.20

MKT 6423 Strategic Brand Management 511
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013). Three hours lecture. This course explores the concepts of brands, brand equity, and strategic brand management, providing practical insights for building brands and enhancing profitability of existing brands.
Instructor: Breazeale, Mike

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 Electives Summer II

07.06.20 – 08.04.20

BIS 8113 Mgt Info Tech and Systems 521
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


MBA-PM IE Courses Summer II

07.06.20 – 08.04.20

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

IE 6653 Ind Qual Control I 551
(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: Ibne Hossain, Niamat
Syllabus: Sample available from the courses list at bagley.msstate.edu