Fall 2021

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Prerequisite Survey or Undergrad Courses
MSIS Courses Full Semester
Full Semester Electives
Term I Electives


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

08.18.21 – 12.09.21

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

EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics 501
(Prerequisite:Sophomore standing)Three hours lecture. Introduction to macroeconomics: free enterprise principles, policies, institutions; national income, employment, output, inflation, money, credit, business cycles, and government finances.
Instructor: Henry, Thomas

EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics 501
(Prerequisite: Sophomore standing) Three hours lecture. Introduction to microeconomics emphasizes American industrial structure, demand and supply, pricing and output, income distribution, factor pricing, international trade.
Instructor: Henry, Thomas

FIN 3123 Financial Management 501
(Prerequisite: 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

MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing 501
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. A general survey of the functions, processes, institutions, and costs in distribution of goods and services from producers to users.
Instructor: Graham, Kenneth

BQA 8443 Stat Analysis Bus Dec 501
(Prerequisite: Junior standing)Three hours lecture. Management principles for large, small, entrepreneurial, and family businesses including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
Instructor: Taylor, Donna

MGT 3113 Principles of Management 501, 502
(Prerequisite: 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: Zhou, Yueran


MSIS Courses Full Semester

08.18.21 – 12.09.21

BIS 8113 Management Information Technology & 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: Staff

BIS 8313 Adv Database Des Adm. 501
(Prerequisite:Three hours of computer programming with a grade of B or better). Three hours lecture. Design and management of local and distributed data resources, database design, definition, creation, maintenance, acquisition, and analytical use. Role of Database Administrator.
Instructor: Sikolia, David

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, Lawrence


Full Semester Electives

08.18.21 – 12.09.21

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-Lavell

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
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: Roskelly, Kenneth
Syllabus: Sample Syllabus

MGT 8113 Leadership Skills 501
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
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

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

BL 8113 Law, Ethics, Dispute resolution 511
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: Staff

MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management 501
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


Term I Electives

08.18.21 – 10.07.21

ACC 8213 Fin & Acc Rpt Analysis 521
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