2021-2022 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
    Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Changes made after publication are listed below.


9/2/2021

  • CT 7610 Database Management added to Applied Data Analytics Electives and CT 6440 Information Visualization removed from Electives (it is a Core requirement). Error in catalog. 

9/14/2021

New course description for HSEP 6060 approved effective Fall II 2021.

Pre Fall II 2021 information

HSEP 6060 Research Methods and Wargaming: This course will provide an overview of graduate level research for the capstone project in the Master of Arts in Homeland Security Studies. Students will learn about the various methods of research in the discipline, research design, and proper formatting and writing of formal papers. Specific focus will be placed on topic development, developing a research outline, conducting a literature review, constructing an annotated bibliography, and proper citation styles that make use of the APA style. This course will provide all students the tools to do research and, in addition, will prepare them for the final capstone project to be developed in the subsequent Strategic Capstone course. This course will instruct students on the value of and design of seminar and table top wargames as a learning and planning tool for Homeland Security and Emergency Response activities. Wargaming is a critical tool for strategic planning and in developing responses for specific crises.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze a topic within the discipline of Homeland Security that presents valid multiple arguments and points of view
  2. Identify the criteria of a research questions.  
  3. Review criteria for research manuscripts.
  4. Formulate an answer or possible answers to a research question  
  5. Develop a Research Outline
  6. Examine current scholarly research and summarize major conclusion
  7. Review the requirements of APA formatting for scholarly papers
  8. Communicate and collaborate with classmates to analyze peer reviewed research materials
  9. Review the requirements of APA formatting for scholarly papers. Summarize sources and their relevance to semester project.
  10. Evaluate the structure and purpose of case studies and wargaming in research.

9/23/2021

New MBA curriculum approved to launch for Spring 1 2022. Added program layout. Some concentrations no longer available after 2021:

  • MBA Computer Information Systems
  • MBA Digital Marketing
  • MBA Nonprofit Leadership
  • MBA Project Management

1/8/2022

New course title, description, and learning outcomes for CT 5320 Data Mining for the Intelligent Business

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

CT 5320 Data Mining for the Intelligent Business
Business Intelligence depends on the quality of processes and structures for data storage, retrieval, and analysis. In this course, students will study the theory of operational database design and implementation, including concepts of normalization, database queries and database application development, text analytics and big data harvesting. The course will then extend to include the concepts of data mining from the perspective of the web environment, with a particular focus on the quality of data. Students will be encouraged to find the patterns in the data and to prepare reports and presentations describing the implications of their findings.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Data-Analytic Thinking
  2. Data Science Solutions to Business Problems
  3. Predictive Modeling Through Supervised Learning
  4. Fitting Models to Data
  5. Over-fitting
  6. Non-supervised learning
  7. Model Evaluation
  8. Model Performance Visualization
  9. Practical Application of Data Mining Algorithms

1/8/2022

New course description, and learning outcomes for CT 6440 Information Visualization

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

CT 6440 Information Visualization
In this course, students will be introduced to the field of Information Visualization. They will learn to acquire, parse, cleanse, and analyze large datasets. While learning basic visualization design and evaluation principles, students will use both Excel and the business intelligence software Tableau to create visualized interpretations of multivariate, temporal, geo-spatial business, medical, and scientific data collected from diverse sources.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Be introduced to key design principles and techniques for visualizing data
  2. Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of communication and alignment around concepts that are required for effective data presentation
  3. Develop an introductory level of competency on the use of several available software tools that can be used for data visualization including Excel, R, and Tableau
  4. Participate in experiential project-based opportunities to identify, understand, analyze, prepare, and present effective visualizations on a variety of topics

1/8/2022

New course added CT 6915 Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics

New course added CT 6540 Python for Data Science and Analytics

Change to Applied Data Analytics Requirements, effective Spring 2, 2022: Remove MG 6340 and MG 6940 from required courses in core and add CT 6530 and CT 6915 to required courses in core. Remove CT 6530 and CT 7610 from electives.

1/12/2022

Change course PO 5220 title and description:

Pre-Fall 2021 information

PO 5220 Regional Studies

This course takes a regional approach to international studies, with each section of the course examining a different region of the world.  Students will be exposed to comparative looks at the political, economic, and military systems in each of the world’s regions, with an emphasis on discovering the similarities and dissimilarities of structures and problem solving in each.  In addition, themes which cut across the various regions will also be discussed and interpreted. 

1/12/2022

New course added: PO 5221 Regional Studies: Europe

Added course to MAIR program electives option.

1/12/2022

Effective Fall 2 2021, changed course description and learning outcomes of MG 6610 Strategic Planning and Policy

Pre-Fall 2 2021 information

MG 6610 Strategic Planning and Policy

This course will examine the process of strategic thinking and planning. Organizations are undergoing a series of revolutionary changes, including vertical integration, horizontal consolidation, strategic alliances and joint ventures, entrepreneurial startups, and specialized niche networks. This course will critically examine these and other changes and discuss the various strategic decisions and managerial skills needed to confront them in a variety of firms and organizations.  

The primary focus of the course is on the strategy of the business unit, which is the foundational level for competitive analysis and the venue for an analysis of the issues central to the firm’s short-term and long-term competitive success. Using a combination of case studies and industry field research, students will assume the roles of key decision-makers and/or advisors in analyzing these issues and offering recommendations for strategic change.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and describe the importance of strategic management and how it relates to the survival, health, and growth of an organization; 
  2. Understand and demonstrate how to use the strategic case analysis format, including matrices, to develop a strategic direction for an organization; 
  3. Describe and define strategic management concepts; 
  4. Analyze and evaluate mission statements, goals and objectives; 
  5. Prepare written case analyses using different types of matrices to assist in analyzing data extracted from case studies; 
  6. Explain the driving forces behind the process of strategy formulation; 
  7. Be sensitive to the ethical dilemmas that can arise during the course of strategic management, especially for multinational, multicultural organizations; 
  8. Understand how strategic management principles can be applied to personal life.

1/29/2022

Updated Data Science, M.S. and Cybersecurity, M.S. program electives with specific course options to resolve omission in catalog.

2/25/2022

Removed the program Business Administration, M.B.A.  from available options. The program is no longer accepting new applications, effective Spring 2, 2022.

Changed the curriculum requirements for the MBA Strategic Leadership, effective Spring 2, 2022.

2/25/2022

New course description, and learning outcomes for ED 8085 Innovative Leadership

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

ED 8085 Innovative Leadership

While there is a plethora of theories that could guide a leadership course, in this signature course, students will focus on skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed to lead educational organizations in a resource-scarce, ever-changing environment. Students will learn how to be ethical, equity-minded, innovative, and entrepreneurial leaders who can effect change.  

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze leadership styles, forms, options, and situational use. 
  2. Describe skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed for effective leadership. 
  3. Articulate how innovative leaders can effect organizational change. 

3/14/2022

Added 2 programs in development.

3/14/2022

Effective Spring 2 2022, changed course description and learning outcomes of MG 6890 Quality Analysis for Technology

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

MG 6890 Quality Analysis for Technology

The course focuses on the tools required to create a total quality work environment. Emphasis is on improving leadership abilities, employee involvement/teamwork, and initiating performance management techniques to measure progression. Troubleshooting techniques are discussed to assist when a team is at an impasse. In addition, quantifiable processes are introduced to measure performance viability of different processes through statistical quality controls including: ISO 9000, 9001, 9002 from a managerial perspective.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess key elements of total quality, cost of poor quality, and how ethics, trust, and integrity affect quality in an organization setting
  2. Apply appropriate employee empowerment techniques and organizational strategies for overcoming resistance to quality cultural change
  3. Analyze the symbiotic relationship between culture of quality and customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty
  4. Analyze key elements of leadership, communication skills, and salient characteristics of a team-based approach to quality in an organizational setting
  5. Evaluate the aims of ISO 9000 versus total quality management

3/14/2022

Effective Spring 2 2022, changed course description and learning outcomes of MG 6895 Quality Analysis for Technology

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

MG 6895 Quality and Technology in the Workplace

This course will explore and apply managerial decision-making in support of the continuous improvement required to create a total quality work environment.  Students will research and execute decisions around improving leadership capabilities, statistical quality controls, and processes designed to improve root cause analysis and implementation of quality driven strategies. Persistent change techniques including Lean and Six-Sigma will be examined, and an outline of national quality honors (Baldrige) and global quality confirmations (ISO) is introduced.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Quality and Technology in the Workplace

3/14/2022

Effective Spring 2, 2022, removed the pre-requisite of MG 6340 from the EPM 5670.

4/4/2022

Effective Fall 2 2021, changed course description and learning outcomes of SM 6390 Current Issues in Sports and Recreation Management

Pre-Fall 2 2021 information

SM 6390 Current Issues in Sports and Recreation Management

This course is designed to present current issues in sport with the intent to facilitate discussion and think about how organizations and leaders might respond to these issues. Specific emphasis will be placed upon understanding the role of leaders at youth, college and professional sport levels. Critical thinking with regard to controversial subjects will be encouraged.  

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Examine relevant industry problems and issues facing management and personnel in the sport and recreation management.  
  2. Stimulate discussion regarding issues that arise in all the different levels of sport, including youth, collegiate and professional.  
  3. Debate topics that will include gender equity, substance abuse, violence, racial equality and sporting behaviors by fans and players.  
  4. Assess specific situations that arise in the management of sport and illustrate possible solutions. 

4/4/2022

Effective Spring 2 2022, changed course description and learning outcomes of SM 6710 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

SM 6710 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports

This course explores relevant legal issues as they relate to amateur and professional sport, including tort law, contracts, and statutory law. Additionally, as leaders in sport are asked to make ethical decisions, this course will examine ethical decision making and the influence of relevant stakeholders on the decision process.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Differentiate between criminal and tort law within the realms of the US legal system  
  2. Identify, evaluate, and manage potential risks relating to sport management 
  3. Identify and explain various aspects of agency and contract law as they relate to sport management 
  4. Explain and interpret the concepts of Title IX compliance 
  5. Explain concepts of employment law 
  6. Identify legal issues as they relate to intercollegiate athletics 
  7. Examine and analyze ethical decision making and practices in contemporary sport 
  8. Analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments for and against various legal and ethical practices in sport 

4/4/2022

Effective Spring 2 2022, changed course description and learning outcomes of MG 6410 Professional and Organizational Ethics

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

MG 6410 Professional and Organizational Ethics

This course explores and analyzes the interrelationships of professions and the moral and social implication of the organization and its decisions. Topics include: theories of morality, moral development and decision making, personal morality versus employer loyalty and cultural issues and the impact on business decisions. Individual and collective choice and its application to competitive markets and contemporary moral issues will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Distinguish among the concepts of morality, ethics and law, and the role of each in decision making and action;  
  2. Understand the role and development of ethics as a part of the history of philosophy 
  3. Learn and gain skill in using a model for systematically analyzing ethical decision making  
  4. Identify ongoing ethical dilemmas that arise in business, both locally and globally  
  5. Apply concepts studied in the course 

4/4/2022

Effective Fall 2 2021, changed course description and learning outcomes of MG 6110 Project Management

Pre-Fall 2 2021 information

MG 6110 Project Management

This course presents an overview of managing a project from start to finish, including planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling. Areas covered include project organizational structure, work breakdown structure, scheduling, budgeting, costing, resource allocation, and human resource dimensions such as staffing, negotiations, and conflict resolution throughout the project process.   

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define a project life cycle and understand the building blocks necessary to successfully manage a project Identify the processes involved in planning, organizing, and controlling a project and understand how they relate to successful project management, specifically:  
  2. Identify and manage stakeholders 
  3. Create appropriate project management documents  
  4. Define project scope, and estimate project schedule and budget  
  5. Identify and manage project risks  
  6. Measure progress, and deliver outcomes 

4/4/2022

Effective Spring 2 2022, changed course description and learning outcomes of MG 6890 Quality Analysis for Technology 

Pre-Spring 2 2022 information

MG 6890 Quality Analysis for Technology 

The course focuses on the tools required to create a total quality work environment. Emphasis is on improving leadership abilities, employee involvement/teamwork, and initiating performance management techniques to measure progression. Troubleshooting techniques are discussed to assist when a team is at an impasse. In addition, quantifiable processes are introduced to measure performance viability of different processes through statistical quality controls including ISO 9000, 9001, 9002 from a managerial perspective. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess key elements of total quality, cost of poor quality, and how ethics, trust, and integrity affect quality in an organization setting.  
  2. Apply appropriate employee empowerment techniques and organizational strategies for overcoming resistance to quality cultural change.  
  3. Analyze the symbiotic relationship between culture of quality and customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty.  
  4. Analyze key elements of leadership, communication skills, and salient characteristics of a team-based approach to quality in an organizational setting.  
  5. Evaluate the aims of ISO 9000 versus total quality management.  
  6. Differentiate between various total quality management and decision support tools.  
  7. Apply problem solving and decision-making approaches to organizational service or product issues.  
  8. Examine the Quality Function Deployment House of Quality.  
  9. Apply lean process management and statistical process control techniques to organizational efficiency issues and quality control and measurement.  
  10. Examine the value of benchmarking and Just-in-Time/Lean in supporting continuous quality improvement 

4/14/2022 - Updated Return of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) section (oversight in original publication)