Spring 2021

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


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

01.06.2021 - 04.28.2021

ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting 501
Three hours lecture. Financial accounting fundamentals including accounting cycle, accounting systems, cash flow, assets, liabilities, equity, and forms of business organizations. Honors section available.
Instructor: Pannell, Angela

ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting 501
Fundamentals of financial, managerial, and cost accounting for interpreting accounting reports. Primarily for engineering and pre-MBA students. (Not open to undergrad accounting or business majors)
Instructor: Gardner,Virginia
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

BQA 3123 Business Statistics II 501
(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 501
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

BQA 8443 Stat Analysis Bus Dec 501, 551 (Offered during the Winter Session and Spring)
(Prerequisites: Proficiency with spreadsheet software) Three hours lecture. Review of descriptive statistics, parametric inference procedures, analysis of variance, regression, nonparametric methods; business problem formulation for computer analysis using statistical packages.
Instructor:Yueran, Zhuo

FIN 3123 Financial Management 501
(Prerequisites: EC 2123, ACC 2013, and BQA 2113 ). 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: Whitledge, Matthew
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


MBA and MBA-PM Courses Full Semester

01.06.2021 - 04.28.2021

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: Zhuo, Yueran

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, 531
Three hours lecture. Survey of major behavioral skills used by managers to help them build human capital and influence behavior in an organizational setting.
Instructor: Fugate, Melvin; Seal, Susan
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MGT 8123 Strategic Business Consulting 501
(Prerequisite: BQA 6423, MKT 8153, ACC 8213, FIN 8113, MGT 8113) Three hours lecture. A study of strategic management covering environmental analysis, competition between firms, competitive advantage, and strategy implementation culminating in a consulting project with 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: Boone, Christopher

MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management 501, 551
Three hours lecture. Market strategic analysis, research and planning necessary to effectively match marketing strategies with changing macro, micro and organizational environments.
Instructor: Shanahan, Kevin; Collier, Joel


MBA Courses Term I

01.06.2021 – 02.24.2021

ACC 8213 Fin & Acc Rpt Analysis 511
(Prerequisites: 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


MBA Electives Full Semester

01.06.2021 - 04.28.2021

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

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:Mallette, Stephanie
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MKT 6143 Sales Management 501
(Prerequisites: MKT 3013 and MGT 3113).Three hours lecture. Application of scientific management to the selling and distribution of consumer and industrial goods.
Instructor: Walton, Laura
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus


MBA Electives Term II

02.25.2021 - 04.28.2021

BL 8113 Law, Ethics, Dispute Resolution 501
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

01.06.2021 - 04.28.2021

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 Graduate Programs in Business at 662-325-1891 about alternatives.

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: Junfeng, Ma
Syllabus: Sample available from the Courses list at bagley.msstate.edu