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  • Curriculum: Standard Track

    Bachelor's Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE (3 Credits)

    This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 Credits)

    The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM (5 Credits)

    This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH (5 Credits)

    This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students
    a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics. (Includes a 1 credit hour lab)

    Prerequisites Required: None

    SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES (5 Credits)

    In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE (5 Credits)

    Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

     

     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HU 200: CRITICAL EVALUATION IN THE HUMANITIES (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 245: ETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE (5 Credits)

    This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Major

    BU 224: MICROECONOMICS (5 Credits)

    As an introduction to economic principles that influence decisions of individual consumers and business managers, students will examine how the law of supply and demand is reflected in pricing and quantity decisions in a variety of market situations, how a firm's cost structure affects such decisions, and how an individual's concept of cost versus benefit enters into the decision process, as well as the role of governmental influence in attempts to modify market outcomes.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES (5 Credits)

    In this course, the student will apply math skills and knowledge to solve financial problems and conduct statistical analyses. Through expert step-by-step guidance using sample problems and solutions related to banking, credit, basic finance, investments, and statistics, the student will also gain an understanding of financial instruments and terminology used in business. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 150 or higher
     

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 217: FINANCE (5 Credits)

    This course covers basic financial concepts, principles, and techniques used in making corporate financial planning decisions. It provides students with the tools necessary for analyzing the time value of money, financial analysis and planning, the capital budgeting process and decisions, and long-term financing, and introduces international capital markets.

    Prerequisites Required:

    AC 113 or AC 114, and MM 255 or equivalent

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 219: MARKETING (5 Credits)

    This is an introductory course emphasizing key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing. The use of marketing by an organization and the effects of marketing on society will be examined. Course content includes an overview of the general nature and role of marketing in the global environment, the marketing concept, buyer behavior, target marketing, and the internal environment in which marketing operates. The marketing mix is studied through the four main decision areas of products and services, distribution, promotion, and pricing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 224, CM 220, and MT 140

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 305: BUSINESS STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the student to basic business statistics and quantitative analysis and their application in solving business problems. Through a combination of readings, practical application exercises, discussions, and use of computer software packages, the student will be provided with the introductory knowledge and the skills needed by managers to optimize the decision-making process.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Business program: MM 255; all other students: MM 150
     

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 302: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course explores human behavior in organizations. The student will examine individual behavior, attitudes, personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these affect organization outcomes. The course also examines the theories, concepts, and application of motivation, as well as the importance of stress management and professional ethics and etiquette. The student will gain an understanding of and appreciation for communication processes, channels, and styles. The student will also gain a set of organizational design tools.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 140

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 460: MANAGEMENT POLICY AND STRATEGY (6 Credits)

    This course demonstrates how to create a strategic business plan and the policies that support it. Students learn how to craft, communicate, implement, and monitor a strategic plan, reformulating it as the need arises.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 355 or MT 450

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 499: BACHELOR'S CAPSTONE IN MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This capstone course builds on the concepts of all the courses taken within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and provides students with an opportunity to integrate their previous coursework in a meaningful review of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program.
     

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission from the Dean

    MT 490: MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE EXTERNSHIP (6 Credits)

    This course gives students practical job experience in the field of business. Students will arrange an externship working in a management position with a cooperating employer. The externship provides students with an opportunity to learn about a business management career field through practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from a business professional. This experience will enrich students’ business and management skills and provide a better understanding of the level of expertise needed to be successful in their career. Externships must be preapproved by the Dean prior to the start of the term. Students who fail this course on the first attempt may not reenroll in this course without approval of the Dean.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission from the Dean

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    MT 355: MARKETING RESEARCH (6 Credits)

    This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    LS 311: BUSINESS LAW (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system as it applies to business in the contemporary global economy. Areas covered include the legal environment of business, torts and crimes, contracts, employment relations, and business organizations. The course will also look at the relationship between business and law in the context of current events that impact our communities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    LS 312: ETHICS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT (6 Credits)

    Students apply ethical theories to business situations and evaluate the effects various decisions have on stakeholders. Topics include the foundations of moral development and ethical decision making; business ethics; corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management; and the responsibilities of business to employees, the environment, community, customers, and shareholders.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 203: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will examine the processes involved in human resources from a managerial perspective. Students will examine the functions of human resource management, including job analysis, staffing, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation, labor relations, and legal requirements.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MT 209: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will enhance problem-solving skills and develop a practical understanding of small business management principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 140

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 220: GLOBAL BUSINESS (5 Credits)

    This course gives students an overview of global business. Students receive an introduction to the terminology and the differences in political, economic, legal, and cultural systems across different nations and the risks and opportunities these represent to a global and international business. This course serves as an introduction to the factors involved in making strategic and ethical decisions in a global business environment. Hypothetical case scenarios are used to illustrate the reality of doing business globally.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 140

    BU 204: MACROECONOMICS (5 Credits)

    Macroeconomics involves the theory, principles, and practices of economics that affect the national economy as a whole. Topics covered in this course include national income determination, economic growth, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation, the Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, and fiscal policy.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 224

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    AC 113: ACCOUNTING FOR NONACCOUNTING MAJORS (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the use of accounting by managers in a business environment. Topics covered include accounting concepts, internal control, current assets, noncurrent assets, liabilities, and equity. The course is specifically designed for nonaccounting majors, and emphasis is placed on accounting areas affecting business owners and managers.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    AC 114: ACCOUNTING I (5 Credits)

    This course reviews the complete accounting cycle and the creation and management of accounting information for business entities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental principles and skills of the accounting profession, including recording of transactions, financial presentation of accounting data, and the uses of accounting information.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 88
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (59 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 59
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Accelerated MBA Option

    AC 301: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II (6 Credits)

    This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with inventory valuations; the acquisition, cost allocation, and disposal of property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, contingencies, and long-term liabilities; and investments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    AC 300

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    HR 485: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of a strategic approach to human resources. It looks at the elements that support these strategies as well as the factors that can affect them. Students explore how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational goals and advance the strategies of an organization.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    Business Process Management Career Focus Area

    IT 301: PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to select, initiate, and plan a project. Students will explore the project management knowledge areas. Topics include creating the project charter, developing project scope statements, creating the project schedule and budget, and risk planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Dynamic Description:

    This course introduces students to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®) to understand the basics of project management development.  By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies for a given project.
    • Create a project plan.
    • Explain why ethics and integrity are important to the field of IT.
    • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    Sample Project:

    Build a PowerPoint® presentation that will address each of the nine project management areas of knowledge, the five process groups that use these areas of knowledge, and how the process groups interact with the knowledge area processes.

     Use table 3-1, project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping, in the PMBOK guide, to help navigate your understanding of the nine knowledge areas and how they are related. Write the narrative of your presentations (your script) into the notes sections of each of the PowerPoint slides.

    What's Next?

    Once you successfully complete this course you may consider taking IT 401: Project Management II. This course will expose you to advanced areas in project management.

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Financial Analysis Career Focus Area

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 481: FINANCIAL MARKETS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the various types of securities and the factors that influence their value, as well as the markets in which they are traded. Students focus on how these markets work with the corporate finance function.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or MT 220, and MT 217
     

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Human Resources Career Focus Area

    HR 400: EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING (6 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the role of personnel administration in the area of human resource management by examining the areas of employee recruiting, retention, and development. Topics focus on how an organization can implement effective recruiting and development policies. These factors will include the topics of compensation and benefits packages, recruitment sources and techniques, electronic recruitment, competency-based recruiting and interviewing, why employees leave, rewards, recognition and opportunities, and balancing work with personal life.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    HR 410: EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues related to employee training and employee development. Topics focus on how an organization’s mission and goals provide guidance for employee training and development; and how to assess an organization’s job needs in terms of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by employees to complete the organization’s mission and achieve its goals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    HR 420: EMPLOYMENT LAW (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues related to federal statutes that affect the human resources function. Among topics addressed are employment relationships and procedures, employment discrimination, and employment regulations. Some specific issues covered in the course are EEO, affirmative action, OSHA, employee privacy, and wrongful discharge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    HR 435: COMPENSATION (6 Credits)

    This course examines different methods for developing a compensation strategy and the use of compensation strategies for motivating and rewarding employee performance. Compensation and reward systems are important tools that are used to motivate employees and to gain employee commitment to a company's mission. Methods of determining the relative value of jobs, in relation to compensation, are also examined. This course covers how to assess and diagnose compensation issues and how to develop appropriate solutions. In addition, students analyze the role of the government and identify methods for managing compensation structures.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    HR 485: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of a strategic approach to human resources. It looks at the elements that support these strategies as well as the factors that can affect them. Students explore how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational goals and advance the strategies of an organization.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    Information Assurance Career Focus Area

    IT 286: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY (5 Credits)

    This course covers current topics in network security, such as threat detection and response methods. Introductory topics, such as proxy servers, firewalls, and other threat detection and protection methods, will be discussed. This course is designed, among other things, to provide the student with the requisite knowledge to sit for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination. While the course may provide the student with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee the student's eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  273

    Dynamic Description:

    If you plan to pursue a career in security, this course covers the foundational information to help you succeed.* It explains IT security basics; malware and threat management; social engineering; risk and business continuity planning; cryptography; security policies and operational security; and the security administration. You will also be able to use the concepts in this course to study for the CompTIA Security+ Exam SYO-301.

    * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

     Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

    Sample Projects:

    Exercise: Upload and Download Speed Test
    Search for Internet speed test or bandwidth test websites (ex: McAfee Speedometer or bandwidthplace.com) and test your current system for both download and upload speed. Take a screen capture of the response. Explain your results and how these results may change overtime.

    Exercise: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

    MBSA helps network administrators test the security state of their systems and detect problems with configuration and software updates. Research MBSA on Microsoft's website. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 installed on your system, you can download and run MBSA by following the instructions on the website. Take a screen capture of your results. Explain your results and any issues MSBA has identified.

    How does MBSA compare to Windows Update? If you cannot install MBSA on your system, research it on Microsoft's web site and write a summary of the features and results it generates.

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    IT 331: TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE (6 Credits)

    This course explores the concepts and purpose of information technology infrastructure. Emphasis is placed on expanding the student's knowledge of computer networks and data transmissions and applying those concepts to an organization's technology requirements.

    Prerequisites Required: 200-level or above IT course; upper-level students only

    Dynamic Description:

    Students will explore the physical devices that constitute a modern network and learn about the software and hardware components of a local area network (LAN).

    Among the many important skills sets, this course will help students:

    1. Analyze the functions of key components in information technology (IT) infrastructure.
    2. Evaluate wide area network (WAN) technologies.
    3. Plan an effective IT infrastructure based on the needs of an organization.
    4. Describe how networking skills can improve project success.
    5. Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    The students will explore different technology options such as:

    • Leased line - Point-to-point connection between two computers or LANs
    • Circuit switching - A dedicated circuit path is created between end points (ex: is dial-up connections).
    • Packet switching - Devices transport packets via a shared single point-to-point or point-to-multipoint link across a carrier internetwork. Variable length packets are transmitted over permanent virtual circuits (PVC) or switched virtual circuits (SVC)
    • Call relay - Similar to packet switching, but uses fixed length cells instead of variable length packets. Data is divided into fixed-length cells and then transported across virtual circuits.

    Sample Project:

    Each student will describe a network that he or she has knowledge of; this may be a LAN at work or a home setup. The student will describe the physical characteristics of the LAN and how it has been implemented. The project must be completed using the standard APA format. Because this is a written assignment, the student gains skills in observation and reporting of technical details.

    What's Next?

    Once the student has a solid foundation in the components that make up a network they can start to study more advanced areas of network design and implementation.

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    MT 411: RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn risk management techniques and how they are applied in different situations. Students will learn to analyze threats through both insurance and economic theories, and learn to propose counter measures for future contingencies. The course further enables students to understand how organizations use risk management to mitigate their exposure to risk.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 410 or equivalent

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    Information Systems Management Career Focus Area

    IT 301: PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to select, initiate, and plan a project. Students will explore the project management knowledge areas. Topics include creating the project charter, developing project scope statements, creating the project schedule and budget, and risk planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Dynamic Description:

    This course introduces students to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®) to understand the basics of project management development.  By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies for a given project.
    • Create a project plan.
    • Explain why ethics and integrity are important to the field of IT.
    • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    Sample Project:

    Build a PowerPoint® presentation that will address each of the nine project management areas of knowledge, the five process groups that use these areas of knowledge, and how the process groups interact with the knowledge area processes.

     Use table 3-1, project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping, in the PMBOK guide, to help navigate your understanding of the nine knowledge areas and how they are related. Write the narrative of your presentations (your script) into the notes sections of each of the PowerPoint slides.

    What's Next?

    Once you successfully complete this course you may consider taking IT 401: Project Management II. This course will expose you to advanced areas in project management.

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IT 402: IT CONSULTING SKILLS (6 Credits)

    This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of IT consulting. Students examine the processes and techniques associated with the consulting field. Business aptitude skills will be taught, including communication, presentation, and leadership skills. Additionally, project definition and analysis, project planning, gathering user and project requirements, executing projects, and time management will be examined. Through case studies, students prepare a project proposal for an organization.

    Prerequisites Required: 200-level or above IT course; upper-level students only

     Dynamic Description:

    This course covers how consulting is different from project management, providing historical context, and delving into management consulting; various processes; project definition and analysis; gathering requirements and data; executing projects; analysis strategy; decision-making; and time management in terms of project planning. There is also emphasis on leadership, communication, and presentation skills, all of which are crucial to consulting success.

    Sample Project:

    The Unit 3 assignment's case study examines a situation in which the analysis of wireless access point locations and purchases are contended by the client. Students must present the issue as an opportunity instead of a problem, determine what kind of objectives this opportunity then offers, and further explore how to work with the client.

    What's Next?

    Students should have honed their written communication and presentation skills for consulting through activities this course. This includes not only using the appropriate terminology and suitable software, but writing clearly and explaining complex situations to clients. The development of critical thinking and analysis skills in a variety of situations will make the student more adaptable in the consulting industry.

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 451: MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will observe how business leaders manage the adoption and/or application of technological innovation. Students will be introduced to the technology adoption life cycle, several methods of technology forecasting, and the fostering/hindering effects of internal company culture. Finally, students will trace the technology life cycle of a specific technology of their own choosing, discuss how the innovation has affected business, and prepare a projection of its use in industry for the foreseeable future.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Investment Career Focus Area

    MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.
     

    Prerequisites Required: MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 423: ASSET ALLOCATION AND MUTUAL FUNDS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of mutual funds, investing, internal structures, and management of various types of funds. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate fund, asset allocation, and market performance. Students will gain a stronger understanding of the importance of asset allocation for investment returns, risk mitigation, and the role mutual funds play in the universe of investment products marketed to institutions and consumers. This course goes beyond the general investment or portfolio management course to focus more on investment funds and asset allocation methodology.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an introduction to derivatives and risk management. Students will learn to identify risk and evaluate risk management techniques. The use of derivatives and risk management plans will also be covered. The course will also cover applicable regulations and limitation of mitigating risk.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483
     

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 483: INVESTMENTS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the principles and methods of investing in equity, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives. Students study types of investments, perform analysis of markets, and learn the mechanics of trading.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Management Career Focus Area

    HR 400: EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING (6 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the role of personnel administration in the area of human resource management by examining the areas of employee recruiting, retention, and development. Topics focus on how an organization can implement effective recruiting and development policies. These factors will include the topics of compensation and benefits packages, recruitment sources and techniques, electronic recruitment, competency-based recruiting and interviewing, why employees leave, rewards, recognition and opportunities, and balancing work with personal life.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 340: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS (6 Credits)

    This course addresses the dynamics of organizations in the increasingly complex work environment. Students examine group behavior, team building, and decision making. This course also looks at the theories and issues of leadership as well as the implications of power, politics, and conflict in the workplace. Students develop a better understanding of individual and group interactions and learn the components and styles of effective negotiation. Students gain an appreciation of organizational culture and diversity, and an understanding of managing change.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    MT 355: MARKETING RESEARCH (6 Credits)

    This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Marketing Career Focus Area

    MT 330: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING (6 Credits)

    This course gives students an overview of international marketing. Students receive an introduction to the cultural, political/economic, and market differences encountered in the international marketplace. Students will become familiar with the governmental, nongovernmental, and quasigovernmental entities encountered in the international arena. Case studies and real-world scenarios will illustrate the nuances of marketing and the ethics involved on an international scale.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 219

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 359: ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PR—INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES (6 Credits)

    This course looks at integrated marketing communications through a comprehensive plan that evaluates the strategic roles of general advertising, direct response, sales promotion, and public relations. It examines both established advertising media (print, radio, and television) and alternative and emerging medias (the Internet and beyond), focusing on how they influence communication strategies to manage demand and to sell products and services.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 459: CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of consumer behavior and explains how it impacts marketing strategy. It covers consumer research, market segmentation, and motivation, focusing on individual personality, perceptions, attitudes, and learning, as well as the influence of groups on consumer behavior. The consumer decision-making process is highlighted.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    MT 355: MARKETING RESEARCH (6 Credits)

    This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area

    MT 357: E-MARKETING FOR THE NONBUSINESS PROFESSIONAL (6 Credits)

    This course provides an in-depth look at the way the Internet is changing the landscape for marketing goods and services in the global environment. Students will learn about the theory and practice of such concepts as “the cloud”, search engine algorithms, social media impact, developing a successful e-marketing strategy, and cyber security and the ethical considerations associated with e-marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 358: SOCIAL NETWORK MARKETING (6 Credits)

    This course builds on e-marketing concepts focusing on social network marketing. It covers the rapid growth of social networks as a tool for marketing in the global environment. Students will learn about key social networking websites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn®, and others. Additionally, students will learn about the theory and practice of utilizing social networks as part of the B2B and B2C marketing strategies as well as ethical considerations associated with social network marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 357

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 359: ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PR—INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES (6 Credits)

    This course looks at integrated marketing communications through a comprehensive plan that evaluates the strategic roles of general advertising, direct response, sales promotion, and public relations. It examines both established advertising media (print, radio, and television) and alternative and emerging medias (the Internet and beyond), focusing on how they influence communication strategies to manage demand and to sell products and services.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Procurement Career Focus Area

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Project Management Career Focus Area

    IT 301: PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to select, initiate, and plan a project. Students will explore the project management knowledge areas. Topics include creating the project charter, developing project scope statements, creating the project schedule and budget, and risk planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Dynamic Description:

    This course introduces students to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®) to understand the basics of project management development.  By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies for a given project.
    • Create a project plan.
    • Explain why ethics and integrity are important to the field of IT.
    • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    Sample Project:

    Build a PowerPoint® presentation that will address each of the nine project management areas of knowledge, the five process groups that use these areas of knowledge, and how the process groups interact with the knowledge area processes.

     Use table 3-1, project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping, in the PMBOK guide, to help navigate your understanding of the nine knowledge areas and how they are related. Write the narrative of your presentations (your script) into the notes sections of each of the PowerPoint slides.

    What's Next?

    Once you successfully complete this course you may consider taking IT 401: Project Management II. This course will expose you to advanced areas in project management.

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IT 401: PROJECT MANAGEMENT II (6 Credits)

    This course is the second of two project management courses and explores more advanced topics. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to execute, control, and close a project. Topics include planning project resources, developing the project team, conducting procurements, measuring project performance, controlling work results, and applying professional responsibility.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  301

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Real Estate Career Focus Area

    MT 361: FOUNDATIONS OF REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (6 Credits)

    This course will address the foundational concepts necessary to prepare the business student for real estate specialization. Such topics as the real estate market environment, the sales process, product market analysis, legal and ethical considerations, industry customer service, and real estate appraisal and documentation will be examined. This course assists in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 431: REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ETHICS (6 Credits)

    Students receive an overview of the financial and ethical considerations involved in real estate transactions. The financial markets and institutions currently supporting the industry are explored. Credit instruments and loan documentation will be reviewed along with the government’s control of the financial markets. Identification of the correct financing vehicle for specific real estate transactions will be practiced to assist in preparing students for the national real estate exam or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 432: REAL ESTATE LAW (6 Credits)

    Through review of the various legal responsibilities of the real estate practitioner, contracts, and ethics, students will explore the legal foundations of real estate and brokerage ownership. Broker and sales agent liabilities, warranties, and appropriate documentation required for compliance in the field of real estate sales are stressed to assist in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Risk Management Career Focus Area

    MT 410: RISK ANALYSIS AND STRATEGY (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of risk management with a focus on the risk assessment process. Students will learn how to identify strategies for countering or avoiding threats, as well as providing countermeasures for future contingencies using qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. The course enables students to determine an organization's vulnerabilities and assess ways and means to avoid threats that might compromise its mission.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 411: RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn risk management techniques and how they are applied in different situations. Students will learn to analyze threats through both insurance and economic theories, and learn to propose counter measures for future contingencies. The course further enables students to understand how organizations use risk management to mitigate their exposure to risk.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 410 or equivalent

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 427: FUNDAMENTALS OF PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course examines the financial aspects of property and liability insurance through the study of liability risk, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, other property and liability insurance coverage, commercial property insurance, commercial liability insurance, crime insurance and surety bonds, and individual health insurance coverage. Students are expected to learn the various aspects of commercial property coverage and to understand risk management techniques by evaluating basic property insurance, consequential loss coverage, and fidelity and surety insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 426

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 428: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course integrates both life and health insurance planning concepts and applications. Students will learn how to apply life insurance planning to determine various approaches and recommendations. Additionally, students will be able to identity multiple uses for life insurance planning for both individuals and businesses and will be able to integrate planning techniques to provide death benefits in the event of premature death, wealth accumulation to pass on to the next generation, retirement planning to supplement income needs for retirement, buy/sell agreements for business owners, and estate planning to pay taxes or to gift death benefits to charity. Health insurance provides payment of benefits for the loss of income and/or the medical expenses arising from illness or injury. The rules and regulations surrounding health insurance in our society are constantly changing; students will gain an understanding of the current health system in our society and the rules that will affect the changes of our health care system in the future.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 427

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Sales Management Career Focus Area

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 454: SERVICES MARKETING (6 Credits)

    This course investigates the application of the conceptual framework of marketing within the service sector. The course will focus on the characteristics of the service marketing mix. It builds on the principles of marketing with specific emphasis on how to effectively apply them in service industries. It covers such topics as understanding customer requirements, the interface between services marketing and operations management in developing service design and standards, evaluating service quality, and service improvement techniques.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 455: SALESFORCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the management of an organization's personal selling function. Recruiting, developing, motivating, and retaining a talented salesforce are essential to an enterprise's ability to compete. Through readings and other educational activities, students learn the tactical issues and strategies for developing the salesforce into an effective sales team, the fundamentals of strategic planning, the customer relationship aspects of personal selling, and how to evaluate and control personal selling activities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 and MT 453

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 459: CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of consumer behavior and explains how it impacts marketing strategy. It covers consumer research, market segmentation, and motivation, focusing on individual personality, perceptions, attitudes, and learning, as well as the influence of groups on consumer behavior. The consumer decision-making process is highlighted.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Wealth Management Career Focus Area

    MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING (6 Credits)

    This course will review and evaluate various financial planning techniques and strategies as well as cover core definitions and concepts used in financial planning. Students will learn how to identify client needs and life situations and apply financial planning techniques and strategies to solve client issues with financial planning solutions. Students will learn about the various areas of financial planning including: investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax implications, estate planning, and managing client’s goals or objectives. This program will provide content that will assist students interested in pursuing professional licensure in the financial planning field in the future.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 483

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 483: INVESTMENTS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the principles and methods of investing in equity, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives. Students study types of investments, perform analysis of markets, and learn the mechanics of trading.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    Prior Degree

    Associate’s Degree in Business or a Related Field (90 Credits)

    Total Prior Degree Credits: 90
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Comparability is determined by a course-by-course examination of the prior associate's degree against the core requirements of a Kaplan University associate’s degree.

    Prerequisites

    BU 224: MICROECONOMICS (5 Credits)

    As an introduction to economic principles that influence decisions of individual consumers and business managers, students will examine how the law of supply and demand is reflected in pricing and quantity decisions in a variety of market situations, how a firm's cost structure affects such decisions, and how an individual's concept of cost versus benefit enters into the decision process, as well as the role of governmental influence in attempts to modify market outcomes.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES (5 Credits)

    In this course, the student will apply math skills and knowledge to solve financial problems and conduct statistical analyses. Through expert step-by-step guidance using sample problems and solutions related to banking, credit, basic finance, investments, and statistics, the student will also gain an understanding of financial instruments and terminology used in business. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 150 or higher
     

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 203: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will examine the processes involved in human resources from a managerial perspective. Students will examine the functions of human resource management, including job analysis, staffing, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation, labor relations, and legal requirements.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 217: FINANCE (5 Credits)

    This course covers basic financial concepts, principles, and techniques used in making corporate financial planning decisions. It provides students with the tools necessary for analyzing the time value of money, financial analysis and planning, the capital budgeting process and decisions, and long-term financing, and introduces international capital markets.

    Prerequisites Required:

    AC 113 or AC 114, and MM 255 or equivalent

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 219: MARKETING (5 Credits)

    This is an introductory course emphasizing key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing. The use of marketing by an organization and the effects of marketing on society will be examined. Course content includes an overview of the general nature and role of marketing in the global environment, the marketing concept, buyer behavior, target marketing, and the internal environment in which marketing operates. The marketing mix is studied through the four main decision areas of products and services, distribution, promotion, and pricing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 224, CM 220, and MT 140

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    AC 113: ACCOUNTING FOR NONACCOUNTING MAJORS (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the use of accounting by managers in a business environment. Topics covered include accounting concepts, internal control, current assets, noncurrent assets, liabilities, and equity. The course is specifically designed for nonaccounting majors, and emphasis is placed on accounting areas affecting business owners and managers.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    AC 114: ACCOUNTING I (5 Credits)

    This course reviews the complete accounting cycle and the creation and management of accounting information for business entities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental principles and skills of the accounting profession, including recording of transactions, financial presentation of accounting data, and the uses of accounting information.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Prerequisites Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Bachelor's Core

    CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE (3 Credits)

    This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 Credits)

    The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM (5 Credits)

    This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH (5 Credits)

    This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students
    a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics. (Includes a 1 credit hour lab)

    Prerequisites Required: None

    SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES (5 Credits)

    In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE (5 Credits)

    Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

     

     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    HU 200: CRITICAL EVALUATION IN THE HUMANITIES (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 245: ETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE (5 Credits)

    This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Major

    MM 305: BUSINESS STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the student to basic business statistics and quantitative analysis and their application in solving business problems. Through a combination of readings, practical application exercises, discussions, and use of computer software packages, the student will be provided with the introductory knowledge and the skills needed by managers to optimize the decision-making process.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Business program: MM 255; all other students: MM 150
     

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 302: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course explores human behavior in organizations. The student will examine individual behavior, attitudes, personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these affect organization outcomes. The course also examines the theories, concepts, and application of motivation, as well as the importance of stress management and professional ethics and etiquette. The student will gain an understanding of and appreciation for communication processes, channels, and styles. The student will also gain a set of organizational design tools.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 140

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 460: MANAGEMENT POLICY AND STRATEGY (6 Credits)

    This course demonstrates how to create a strategic business plan and the policies that support it. Students learn how to craft, communicate, implement, and monitor a strategic plan, reformulating it as the need arises.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 355 or MT 450

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 499: BACHELOR'S CAPSTONE IN MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This capstone course builds on the concepts of all the courses taken within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and provides students with an opportunity to integrate their previous coursework in a meaningful review of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program.
     

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission from the Dean

    MT 490: MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE EXTERNSHIP (6 Credits)

    This course gives students practical job experience in the field of business. Students will arrange an externship working in a management position with a cooperating employer. The externship provides students with an opportunity to learn about a business management career field through practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from a business professional. This experience will enrich students’ business and management skills and provide a better understanding of the level of expertise needed to be successful in their career. Externships must be preapproved by the Dean prior to the start of the term. Students who fail this course on the first attempt may not reenroll in this course without approval of the Dean.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission from the Dean

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    MT 355: MARKETING RESEARCH (6 Credits)

    This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    LS 311: BUSINESS LAW (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system as it applies to business in the contemporary global economy. Areas covered include the legal environment of business, torts and crimes, contracts, employment relations, and business organizations. The course will also look at the relationship between business and law in the context of current events that impact our communities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    LS 312: ETHICS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT (6 Credits)

    Students apply ethical theories to business situations and evaluate the effects various decisions have on stakeholders. Topics include the foundations of moral development and ethical decision making; business ethics; corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management; and the responsibilities of business to employees, the environment, community, customers, and shareholders.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (24 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Accelerated MBA Option

    AC 301: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II (6 Credits)

    This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with inventory valuations; the acquisition, cost allocation, and disposal of property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, contingencies, and long-term liabilities; and investments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    AC 300

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    HR 485: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of a strategic approach to human resources. It looks at the elements that support these strategies as well as the factors that can affect them. Students explore how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational goals and advance the strategies of an organization.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Accelerated MBA Option Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students need to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II. Students who do not possess prior learning credit comparable to AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I will need to complete the course beyond the minimum degree requirements.

    Business Process Management Career Focus Area

    IT 301: PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to select, initiate, and plan a project. Students will explore the project management knowledge areas. Topics include creating the project charter, developing project scope statements, creating the project schedule and budget, and risk planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Dynamic Description:

    This course introduces students to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®) to understand the basics of project management development.  By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies for a given project.
    • Create a project plan.
    • Explain why ethics and integrity are important to the field of IT.
    • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    Sample Project:

    Build a PowerPoint® presentation that will address each of the nine project management areas of knowledge, the five process groups that use these areas of knowledge, and how the process groups interact with the knowledge area processes.

     Use table 3-1, project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping, in the PMBOK guide, to help navigate your understanding of the nine knowledge areas and how they are related. Write the narrative of your presentations (your script) into the notes sections of each of the PowerPoint slides.

    What's Next?

    Once you successfully complete this course you may consider taking IT 401: Project Management II. This course will expose you to advanced areas in project management.

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Business Process Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Financial Analysis Career Focus Area

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 481: FINANCIAL MARKETS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the various types of securities and the factors that influence their value, as well as the markets in which they are traded. Students focus on how these markets work with the corporate finance function.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or MT 220, and MT 217
     

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Financial Analysis Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Human Resources Career Focus Area

    HR 400: EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING (6 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the role of personnel administration in the area of human resource management by examining the areas of employee recruiting, retention, and development. Topics focus on how an organization can implement effective recruiting and development policies. These factors will include the topics of compensation and benefits packages, recruitment sources and techniques, electronic recruitment, competency-based recruiting and interviewing, why employees leave, rewards, recognition and opportunities, and balancing work with personal life.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    HR 410: EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues related to employee training and employee development. Topics focus on how an organization’s mission and goals provide guidance for employee training and development; and how to assess an organization’s job needs in terms of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by employees to complete the organization’s mission and achieve its goals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    HR 420: EMPLOYMENT LAW (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues related to federal statutes that affect the human resources function. Among topics addressed are employment relationships and procedures, employment discrimination, and employment regulations. Some specific issues covered in the course are EEO, affirmative action, OSHA, employee privacy, and wrongful discharge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    HR 435: COMPENSATION (6 Credits)

    This course examines different methods for developing a compensation strategy and the use of compensation strategies for motivating and rewarding employee performance. Compensation and reward systems are important tools that are used to motivate employees and to gain employee commitment to a company's mission. Methods of determining the relative value of jobs, in relation to compensation, are also examined. This course covers how to assess and diagnose compensation issues and how to develop appropriate solutions. In addition, students analyze the role of the government and identify methods for managing compensation structures.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    HR 485: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of a strategic approach to human resources. It looks at the elements that support these strategies as well as the factors that can affect them. Students explore how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational goals and advance the strategies of an organization.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Human Resources Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. This program is fully aligned with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    Information Assurance Career Focus Area

    IT 286: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY (5 Credits)

    This course covers current topics in network security, such as threat detection and response methods. Introductory topics, such as proxy servers, firewalls, and other threat detection and protection methods, will be discussed. This course is designed, among other things, to provide the student with the requisite knowledge to sit for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination. While the course may provide the student with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee the student's eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  273

    Dynamic Description:

    If you plan to pursue a career in security, this course covers the foundational information to help you succeed.* It explains IT security basics; malware and threat management; social engineering; risk and business continuity planning; cryptography; security policies and operational security; and the security administration. You will also be able to use the concepts in this course to study for the CompTIA Security+ Exam SYO-301.

    * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

     Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

    Sample Projects:

    Exercise: Upload and Download Speed Test
    Search for Internet speed test or bandwidth test websites (ex: McAfee Speedometer or bandwidthplace.com) and test your current system for both download and upload speed. Take a screen capture of the response. Explain your results and how these results may change overtime.

    Exercise: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

    MBSA helps network administrators test the security state of their systems and detect problems with configuration and software updates. Research MBSA on Microsoft's website. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 installed on your system, you can download and run MBSA by following the instructions on the website. Take a screen capture of your results. Explain your results and any issues MSBA has identified.

    How does MBSA compare to Windows Update? If you cannot install MBSA on your system, research it on Microsoft's web site and write a summary of the features and results it generates.

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    IT 331: TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE (6 Credits)

    This course explores the concepts and purpose of information technology infrastructure. Emphasis is placed on expanding the student's knowledge of computer networks and data transmissions and applying those concepts to an organization's technology requirements.

    Prerequisites Required: 200-level or above IT course; upper-level students only

    Dynamic Description:

    Students will explore the physical devices that constitute a modern network and learn about the software and hardware components of a local area network (LAN).

    Among the many important skills sets, this course will help students:

    1. Analyze the functions of key components in information technology (IT) infrastructure.
    2. Evaluate wide area network (WAN) technologies.
    3. Plan an effective IT infrastructure based on the needs of an organization.
    4. Describe how networking skills can improve project success.
    5. Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    The students will explore different technology options such as:

    • Leased line - Point-to-point connection between two computers or LANs
    • Circuit switching - A dedicated circuit path is created between end points (ex: is dial-up connections).
    • Packet switching - Devices transport packets via a shared single point-to-point or point-to-multipoint link across a carrier internetwork. Variable length packets are transmitted over permanent virtual circuits (PVC) or switched virtual circuits (SVC)
    • Call relay - Similar to packet switching, but uses fixed length cells instead of variable length packets. Data is divided into fixed-length cells and then transported across virtual circuits.

    Sample Project:

    Each student will describe a network that he or she has knowledge of; this may be a LAN at work or a home setup. The student will describe the physical characteristics of the LAN and how it has been implemented. The project must be completed using the standard APA format. Because this is a written assignment, the student gains skills in observation and reporting of technical details.

    What's Next?

    Once the student has a solid foundation in the components that make up a network they can start to study more advanced areas of network design and implementation.

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    MT 411: RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn risk management techniques and how they are applied in different situations. Students will learn to analyze threats through both insurance and economic theories, and learn to propose counter measures for future contingencies. The course further enables students to understand how organizations use risk management to mitigate their exposure to risk.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 410 or equivalent

    Total Information Assurance Career Focus Area Credits: 23
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Students will need to complete additional elective courses in order to satisfy the necessary number of credits required for completion of the degree.

    Information Systems Management Career Focus Area

    IT 301: PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to select, initiate, and plan a project. Students will explore the project management knowledge areas. Topics include creating the project charter, developing project scope statements, creating the project schedule and budget, and risk planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Dynamic Description:

    This course introduces students to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®) to understand the basics of project management development.  By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies for a given project.
    • Create a project plan.
    • Explain why ethics and integrity are important to the field of IT.
    • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    Sample Project:

    Build a PowerPoint® presentation that will address each of the nine project management areas of knowledge, the five process groups that use these areas of knowledge, and how the process groups interact with the knowledge area processes.

     Use table 3-1, project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping, in the PMBOK guide, to help navigate your understanding of the nine knowledge areas and how they are related. Write the narrative of your presentations (your script) into the notes sections of each of the PowerPoint slides.

    What's Next?

    Once you successfully complete this course you may consider taking IT 401: Project Management II. This course will expose you to advanced areas in project management.

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IT 402: IT CONSULTING SKILLS (6 Credits)

    This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of IT consulting. Students examine the processes and techniques associated with the consulting field. Business aptitude skills will be taught, including communication, presentation, and leadership skills. Additionally, project definition and analysis, project planning, gathering user and project requirements, executing projects, and time management will be examined. Through case studies, students prepare a project proposal for an organization.

    Prerequisites Required: 200-level or above IT course; upper-level students only

     Dynamic Description:

    This course covers how consulting is different from project management, providing historical context, and delving into management consulting; various processes; project definition and analysis; gathering requirements and data; executing projects; analysis strategy; decision-making; and time management in terms of project planning. There is also emphasis on leadership, communication, and presentation skills, all of which are crucial to consulting success.

    Sample Project:

    The Unit 3 assignment's case study examines a situation in which the analysis of wireless access point locations and purchases are contended by the client. Students must present the issue as an opportunity instead of a problem, determine what kind of objectives this opportunity then offers, and further explore how to work with the client.

    What's Next?

    Students should have honed their written communication and presentation skills for consulting through activities this course. This includes not only using the appropriate terminology and suitable software, but writing clearly and explaining complex situations to clients. The development of critical thinking and analysis skills in a variety of situations will make the student more adaptable in the consulting industry.

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 451: MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will observe how business leaders manage the adoption and/or application of technological innovation. Students will be introduced to the technology adoption life cycle, several methods of technology forecasting, and the fostering/hindering effects of internal company culture. Finally, students will trace the technology life cycle of a specific technology of their own choosing, discuss how the innovation has affected business, and prepare a projection of its use in industry for the foreseeable future.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Information Systems Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Investment Career Focus Area

    MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.
     

    Prerequisites Required: MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 423: ASSET ALLOCATION AND MUTUAL FUNDS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of mutual funds, investing, internal structures, and management of various types of funds. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate fund, asset allocation, and market performance. Students will gain a stronger understanding of the importance of asset allocation for investment returns, risk mitigation, and the role mutual funds play in the universe of investment products marketed to institutions and consumers. This course goes beyond the general investment or portfolio management course to focus more on investment funds and asset allocation methodology.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an introduction to derivatives and risk management. Students will learn to identify risk and evaluate risk management techniques. The use of derivatives and risk management plans will also be covered. The course will also cover applicable regulations and limitation of mitigating risk.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483
     

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 483: INVESTMENTS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the principles and methods of investing in equity, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives. Students study types of investments, perform analysis of markets, and learn the mechanics of trading.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Investment Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Management Career Focus Area

    HR 400: EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING (6 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the role of personnel administration in the area of human resource management by examining the areas of employee recruiting, retention, and development. Topics focus on how an organization can implement effective recruiting and development policies. These factors will include the topics of compensation and benefits packages, recruitment sources and techniques, electronic recruitment, competency-based recruiting and interviewing, why employees leave, rewards, recognition and opportunities, and balancing work with personal life.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 340: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS (6 Credits)

    This course addresses the dynamics of organizations in the increasingly complex work environment. Students examine group behavior, team building, and decision making. This course also looks at the theories and issues of leadership as well as the implications of power, politics, and conflict in the workplace. Students develop a better understanding of individual and group interactions and learn the components and styles of effective negotiation. Students gain an appreciation of organizational culture and diversity, and an understanding of managing change.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    MT 355: MARKETING RESEARCH (6 Credits)

    This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Marketing Career Focus Area

    MT 330: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING (6 Credits)

    This course gives students an overview of international marketing. Students receive an introduction to the cultural, political/economic, and market differences encountered in the international marketplace. Students will become familiar with the governmental, nongovernmental, and quasigovernmental entities encountered in the international arena. Case studies and real-world scenarios will illustrate the nuances of marketing and the ethics involved on an international scale.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 219

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 359: ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PR—INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES (6 Credits)

    This course looks at integrated marketing communications through a comprehensive plan that evaluates the strategic roles of general advertising, direct response, sales promotion, and public relations. It examines both established advertising media (print, radio, and television) and alternative and emerging medias (the Internet and beyond), focusing on how they influence communication strategies to manage demand and to sell products and services.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 459: CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of consumer behavior and explains how it impacts marketing strategy. It covers consumer research, market segmentation, and motivation, focusing on individual personality, perceptions, attitudes, and learning, as well as the influence of groups on consumer behavior. The consumer decision-making process is highlighted.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    MT 355: MARKETING RESEARCH (6 Credits)

    This course explores how an organization collects and interprets information about the marketplace to develop effective strategies. It covers the use of statistical and analytical techniques used to measure and predict consumer behavior, assist product and service developers, guide sales or service management decisions, and evaluate marketing initiatives. The use of the Internet in marketing research is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area

    MT 357: E-MARKETING FOR THE NONBUSINESS PROFESSIONAL (6 Credits)

    This course provides an in-depth look at the way the Internet is changing the landscape for marketing goods and services in the global environment. Students will learn about the theory and practice of such concepts as “the cloud”, search engine algorithms, social media impact, developing a successful e-marketing strategy, and cyber security and the ethical considerations associated with e-marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 358: SOCIAL NETWORK MARKETING (6 Credits)

    This course builds on e-marketing concepts focusing on social network marketing. It covers the rapid growth of social networks as a tool for marketing in the global environment. Students will learn about key social networking websites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn®, and others. Additionally, students will learn about the theory and practice of utilizing social networks as part of the B2B and B2C marketing strategies as well as ethical considerations associated with social network marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 357

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 359: ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PR—INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES (6 Credits)

    This course looks at integrated marketing communications through a comprehensive plan that evaluates the strategic roles of general advertising, direct response, sales promotion, and public relations. It examines both established advertising media (print, radio, and television) and alternative and emerging medias (the Internet and beyond), focusing on how they influence communication strategies to manage demand and to sell products and services.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 450: MARKETING MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines the concepts and principles involved in marketing analysis and implementation of the marketing strategy in consumer, industrial, and service organizations. It explains all the elements of the marketing mix, including product, price, promotion, and distribution. Students analyze the social forces and international aspects of marketing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or equivalent if enrolled in the Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree option

    Total New Media/Internet Marketing Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Procurement Career Focus Area

    MT 300: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations. It emphasizes management and the technical concepts essential to business application and management control of information systems. The course emphasizes the use of information systems to solve business problems and gain a competitive advantage. Students learn the planning, procedures, and controls used to secure and mitigate risks to information systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    100/200-level business course 

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Procurement Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Project Management Career Focus Area

    IT 301: PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (6 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to select, initiate, and plan a project. Students will explore the project management knowledge areas. Topics include creating the project charter, developing project scope statements, creating the project schedule and budget, and risk planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Dynamic Description:

    This course introduces students to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®) to understand the basics of project management development.  By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies for a given project.
    • Create a project plan.
    • Explain why ethics and integrity are important to the field of IT.
    • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

    Sample Project:

    Build a PowerPoint® presentation that will address each of the nine project management areas of knowledge, the five process groups that use these areas of knowledge, and how the process groups interact with the knowledge area processes.

     Use table 3-1, project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping, in the PMBOK guide, to help navigate your understanding of the nine knowledge areas and how they are related. Write the narrative of your presentations (your script) into the notes sections of each of the PowerPoint slides.

    What's Next?

    Once you successfully complete this course you may consider taking IT 401: Project Management II. This course will expose you to advanced areas in project management.

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IT 401: PROJECT MANAGEMENT II (6 Credits)

    This course is the second of two project management courses and explores more advanced topics. Students will gain knowledge of the project management skills and processes needed to execute, control, and close a project. Topics include planning project resources, developing the project team, conducting procurements, measuring project performance, controlling work results, and applying professional responsibility.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  301

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 400: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines Business Process Management (BPM) based on the 7FE model developed by Jeston and Nellis. The 7FE model proposes a comprehensive approach to BPM, starting from a strategic analysis of the effort, continuing through focused process analysis, improvement, implementation and sustainability of the benefits. Inputs, deliverables, critical steps and risks are examined throughout the course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Information Technology program: MM 212; all other students: MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Project Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Real Estate Career Focus Area

    MT 361: FOUNDATIONS OF REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (6 Credits)

    This course will address the foundational concepts necessary to prepare the business student for real estate specialization. Such topics as the real estate market environment, the sales process, product market analysis, legal and ethical considerations, industry customer service, and real estate appraisal and documentation will be examined. This course assists in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 431: REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ETHICS (6 Credits)

    Students receive an overview of the financial and ethical considerations involved in real estate transactions. The financial markets and institutions currently supporting the industry are explored. Credit instruments and loan documentation will be reviewed along with the government’s control of the financial markets. Identification of the correct financing vehicle for specific real estate transactions will be practiced to assist in preparing students for the national real estate exam or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 432: REAL ESTATE LAW (6 Credits)

    Through review of the various legal responsibilities of the real estate practitioner, contracts, and ethics, students will explore the legal foundations of real estate and brokerage ownership. Broker and sales agent liabilities, warranties, and appropriate documentation required for compliance in the field of real estate sales are stressed to assist in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Real Estate Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Risk Management Career Focus Area

    MT 410: RISK ANALYSIS AND STRATEGY (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of risk management with a focus on the risk assessment process. Students will learn how to identify strategies for countering or avoiding threats, as well as providing countermeasures for future contingencies using qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. The course enables students to determine an organization's vulnerabilities and assess ways and means to avoid threats that might compromise its mission.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 411: RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn risk management techniques and how they are applied in different situations. Students will learn to analyze threats through both insurance and economic theories, and learn to propose counter measures for future contingencies. The course further enables students to understand how organizations use risk management to mitigate their exposure to risk.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 410 or equivalent

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 435: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the importance of the operations function in organizations. Students examine the fundamental issues of facilities location, output planning, inventory control, scheduling, and quality control. The course emphasizes quality and its impact in securing a strategic advantage for manufacturing and service entities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 255 or equivalent 200-level math course

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare students to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    MT 475: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    In this course, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students will compare appropriate total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 302

    Total Risk Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 427: FUNDAMENTALS OF PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course examines the financial aspects of property and liability insurance through the study of liability risk, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, other property and liability insurance coverage, commercial property insurance, commercial liability insurance, crime insurance and surety bonds, and individual health insurance coverage. Students are expected to learn the various aspects of commercial property coverage and to understand risk management techniques by evaluating basic property insurance, consequential loss coverage, and fidelity and surety insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 426

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 428: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course integrates both life and health insurance planning concepts and applications. Students will learn how to apply life insurance planning to determine various approaches and recommendations. Additionally, students will be able to identity multiple uses for life insurance planning for both individuals and businesses and will be able to integrate planning techniques to provide death benefits in the event of premature death, wealth accumulation to pass on to the next generation, retirement planning to supplement income needs for retirement, buy/sell agreements for business owners, and estate planning to pay taxes or to gift death benefits to charity. Health insurance provides payment of benefits for the loss of income and/or the medical expenses arising from illness or injury. The rules and regulations surrounding health insurance in our society are constantly changing; students will gain an understanding of the current health system in our society and the rules that will affect the changes of our health care system in the future.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 427

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Risk Management and Insurance Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Sales Management Career Focus Area

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 454: SERVICES MARKETING (6 Credits)

    This course investigates the application of the conceptual framework of marketing within the service sector. The course will focus on the characteristics of the service marketing mix. It builds on the principles of marketing with specific emphasis on how to effectively apply them in service industries. It covers such topics as understanding customer requirements, the interface between services marketing and operations management in developing service design and standards, evaluating service quality, and service improvement techniques.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 455: SALESFORCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the management of an organization's personal selling function. Recruiting, developing, motivating, and retaining a talented salesforce are essential to an enterprise's ability to compete. Through readings and other educational activities, students learn the tactical issues and strategies for developing the salesforce into an effective sales team, the fundamentals of strategic planning, the customer relationship aspects of personal selling, and how to evaluate and control personal selling activities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 and MT 453

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 459: CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of consumer behavior and explains how it impacts marketing strategy. It covers consumer research, market segmentation, and motivation, focusing on individual personality, perceptions, attitudes, and learning, as well as the influence of groups on consumer behavior. The consumer decision-making process is highlighted.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Sales Management Career Focus Area Credits: 24
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Wealth Management Career Focus Area

    MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING (6 Credits)

    This course will review and evaluate various financial planning techniques and strategies as well as cover core definitions and concepts used in financial planning. Students will learn how to identify client needs and life situations and apply financial planning techniques and strategies to solve client issues with financial planning solutions. Students will learn about the various areas of financial planning including: investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax implications, estate planning, and managing client’s goals or objectives. This program will provide content that will assist students interested in pursuing professional licensure in the financial planning field in the future.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 483

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

    MT 483: INVESTMENTS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the principles and methods of investing in equity, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives. Students study types of investments, perform analysis of markets, and learn the mechanics of trading.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Wealth Management Career Focus Area Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Career focus area courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan. Advanced start students choosing the wealth management career focus area will take MT 480: Corporate Finance instead of MT 445: Managerial Economics as part of the program’s major requirements.

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