Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Major in Business Administration

Major Program

The master of business administration (M.B.A.) program in the McCoy College emphasizes the knowledge and tools needed for professional success and is designed for those individuals who expect to pursue careers in the management of organizations in either the public or private sector. The curriculum provides broad-based, generalized education with the flexibility to meet individual needs. Students may choose an optional emphasis in one of five areas of study in a flexible format or select a full-time cohort program. The entire Flex M.B.A. program can be completed at either the San Marcos or Round Rock campus while the Full-Time Cohort program is available exclusively at the San Marcos campus.

Students in the Flex M.B.A. program with a Computer Information Systems Emphasis learn how technology has changed the way business operates and how to harness the power of technology in various business management settings.

The Flex M.B.A. with an Engineering Technology Emphasis is offered in cooperation with the Department of Engineering Technology, an academic division of the College of Science and Engineering. M.B.A. students pursuing the engineering and technology specialization should find enhanced career opportunities with companies oriented significantly toward manufacturing.  

Students interested in careers related to international business may choose to seek the Flex M.B.A. degree with an International Business Emphasis. This emphasis is designed to provide focused study in international business including cultural, historical, and political issues. While this emphasis is available to all students in the M.B.A. program, it is especially well suited for undergraduate students in the international studies undergraduate program.

If a student's interest is the healthcare industry, the Flex M.B.A. with a Health Administration Emphasis may be for them. Offered jointly with the College of Health Professions, the program combines academic content from both colleges to prepare students for a successful career in healthcare.

For those interested in the field of human resources, a Flex M.B.A. with a emphasis in human resource management is available. This option provides information on organizational change, staffing, compensation and benefits, and international HR.

The Full-Time Cohort M.B.A. is offered exclusively at the San Marcos campus.  In addition to the core courses, students must complete an internship and study abroad experience in a specific semester as outlined for each cohort group.  

Each of the above options require completing course work from three sets of courses:

  • Courses in the first set constitute Tier 1 core courses. They are designed to give students a strong foundation in business as well as begin intensive professional development. These courses must be completed for any of the M.B.A. options selected.
  • The second set of courses are the Tier 2 core courses. The purpose of the Tier 2 core courses is to ensure that all students completing a program of study have a common academic experience in all areas critical to success in a discipline. While all M.B.A. options require a similar set of Tier 2 core courses, there are some exceptions noted on the Requirements tab.
  • The third set of courses for the M.B.A. options is the elective courses. In addition to the required Tier 1 and Tier 2 core courses for each M.B.A. option, the degree candidate is allowed to select a group of courses from an approved set of electives. The exact number of elective courses varies between degree options. Course requirements for each M.B.A. option are described on the Requirements tab.

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the 2017-2018 academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the 2017-2018 academic year can be found on the program’s web page. International students should review the International Admission Documents section of the catalog for additional requirements.

  • completed online ApplyTexas application
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts required from each institution where course credit was granted
  • a competitive GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • official GMAT or GRE scores required with a preferred competitive minimum
  • essays
  • resume/CV 
  • two letters of recommendation 

TOEFL or IELTS Scores

  • Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
    • 19 listening
    • 19 reading
    • 19 speaking
    • 18 writing
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for the M.B.A. degree program consist of satisfactory completion of the following:

  1. Tier 1 and Tier 2 graduate core and elective course work as determined by the M.B.A. option selected: For students who select the general M.B.A. non-thesis option, eleven M.B.A. graduate-level core courses and three elective courses (9 hours); or
    1. For general Flex M.B.A. students who select the thesis option, eleven M.B.A. graduate-level core courses, one elective courses (3 hours) and a thesis (6 hours credit);
    2. For students who select the Flex M.B.A. with a Computer Information Systems emphasis, eleven M.B.A. graduate-level core courses, two computer information science required courses (6 hours credit), and two computer information science elective courses (6 hours credit) (45 hour program); Thesis option not available;
    3. For students who select the Flex M.B.A. with an Engineering and Technology emphasis, twelve graduate-level core courses and three engineering and technology elective courses (9 hours) (45 hour program). Thesis option not available;
    4. For students who select the Flex M.B.A. with an International Business emphasis, eleven M.B.A. graduate-level core courses and four international elective courses (12 hours credit) focusing either international management or international finance and economics (45 hour program); Thesis option not available;
    5. For students who select the Flex M.B.A. with a Health Administration emphasis, twelve graduate-level core courses and three health administration elective courses (9 hours) (45 hour program). Thesis option not available;
    6. For students who select the Flex M.B.A. with a Human Resource Management emphasis, twelve graduate-level core courses and three human resource management elective courses (9 hours) (45 hour program). Thesis option not available;
    7. For the Full-Time Cohort program, eleven M.B.A. graduate-level core courses, and three prescribed elective courses (9 hours) all taken in specific semesters; Thesis option not available.  
  2. Satisfactory completion of the comprehensive examination taken as part of the capstone course: MGT 5313 Strategic Management;
  3. Acceptance of the thesis if the thesis degree option is selected.

Course Requirements

General Flex Option

The general M.B.A. degree (a 42-hour program) requires 33 semester hours of required core courses and 9 semester hours of elective courses. In addition, students enrolled in the general M.B.A. option may choose to write a thesis as part of the degree requirements. Under the thesis plan, the student must complete the same requirements as the non-thesis option except that six semester hours of electives will be replaced by six hours of thesis credit. The university requirement for a comprehensive examination is satisfied by an in-depth analysis of a case designed to integrate the M.B.A. core areas.

All general M.B.A. students must complete 33 semester hours of graduate core courses. Students must satisfy all prerequisites of a graduate course before enrolling in a course. Tier 1 core courses should be taken before other courses. QMST 5334 should be taken early in a student’s academic program. MGT 5313 should be taken in the student’s last term because it serves as the capstone course for integrating the course material in the M.B.A. program. The university-required comprehensive exam is given as part of this course.

The required core courses for this option include the following. Descriptions of these courses may be found in the Courses tab.

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
ECO 5316Managerial Economics3
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
MKT 5321Marketing Management3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
Graduate-level Electives and Optional Thesis
Select 9 hours of graduate-level electives, or 3 hours of electives and six hours of thesis if choosing the thesis option 19
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Total Hours42
1

Electives are available in accounting, business law, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, quantitative methods, and disciplines outside the field of business. Each academic department may offer additional courses whenever the demand exists and resources are available. All electives are not offered every term. A maximum of six elective hours may be taken outside of business, but the courses must be approved by the Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration graduate advisor and the dean of The Graduate College before the student enrolls in the course. Students should confer with their advisor when selecting elective courses. 

Flex with Computer Information Systems Option

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
ECO 5316Managerial Economics3
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
MKT 5321Marketing Management3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
CIS 5358IT Systems Project Management3
CIS 5368Information Security3
Electives
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Database Management Systems
Business Telecommunications
E-Commerce: Strategies, Technologies, and Applications
Data Warehousing and Mining
Enterprise Resource Planning
Total Hours45

Flex with Engineering Technology Option

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
TECH 5315Engineering Economic Analysis3
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
MKT 5321Marketing Management3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
TECH 5364Robust Product and Process Design3
Electives
Select 9 hours of graduate-level technology electives 19
Recommended technology electives:
Industrial Ecology and Sustainability Engineering
Readings in Technology
Advanced Facilities Planning
Total Hours45
1

The courses and their descriptions are listed in this catalog under the Department of Technology section within the College of Science. Other graduate-level technology courses are acceptable as electives. However, courses other than the three listed above may require certain background work. Students must secure permission of their graduate advisor before enrolling in any other elective course. 

Flex with International Business Option

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
ECO 5316Managerial Economics3
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
MKT 5330International Marketing3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
Electives
Select 12 hours of Electives 112
Total Hours45
1

Selected from a set of internationally focused courses that are designed to support the core material for this option. Electives will allow students to concentrate either in international management or international finance and economics.

Flex with Health Administration Option

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
ECO 5316Managerial Economics3
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
MKT 5321Marketing Management3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
HA 5300Healthcare Organization and Delivery3
Electives
Select nine hours from a set of Health Administration courses including the following: 19
Healthcare Law
Patient Care Management and Integrated Delivery Systems
Operational Decision Making for Healthcare Managers
Public Health for Healthcare Administrators
Human Resource Management in Healthcare Facilities
Policy Development in Healthcare Arena
Total Hours45
1

A description of these courses can be found in this catalog in the School of Health Administration section.

Flex with Human Resource Management Option

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
ECO 5316Managerial Economics3
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
MKT 5321Marketing Management3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
MGT 5330Seminar in Human Resource Management3
Electives
Select nine hours from a set of Human Resource Management courses including the following:9
Compensation and Benefits
Organizational Staffing
Human Resource Development
International Human Resource Management
The Employment Relationship
Organizational Change Management
Total Hours45

Full-Time Cohort

Tier 1 Core
B A 5351Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage3
B A 5352Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm3
B A 5353Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems3
Tier 2 Core
FIN 5387Managerial Finance3
MGT 5314Organizational Behavior and Theory3
QMST 5334Advanced Statistical Methods for Business3
MKT 5321Marketing Management3
ACC 5361Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
CIS 5318Information Technology in the Digital Economy3
ECO 5316Managerial Economics3
MGT 5313Strategic Management3
Electives
Required electives 1
MGT 5395Graduate Business Internship3
Study Abroad6
Total Hours42
1

Students must secure permission of their graduate advisor before enrolling in any other elective course.

If a student elects to follow the thesis option for the degree, a committee to direct the written thesis will be established. The thesis must demonstrate the student’s capability for research and independent thought. Preparation of the thesis must be in conformity with the Graduate College Guide to Preparing and Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation.

Thesis Proposal

The student must submit an official Thesis Proposal Form and proposal to his or her thesis committee. Thesis proposals vary by department and discipline. Please see your department for proposal guidelines and requirements. After signing the form and obtaining committee members’ signatures, the graduate advisor’s signature if required by the program and the department chair’s signature, the student must submit the Thesis Proposal Form with one copy of the proposal attached to the dean of The Graduate College for approval before proceeding with research on the thesis. If the thesis research involves human subjects, the student must obtain exemption or approval from the Texas State Institutional Review Board prior to submitting the proposal form to The Graduate College. If the thesis research involves vertebrate animals, the proposal form must include the Texas State IACUC approval code. It is recommended that the thesis proposal form be submitted to the dean of The Graduate College by the end of the student’s enrollment in 5399A. Failure to submit the thesis proposal in a timely fashion may result in delayed graduation.

Thesis Committee

The thesis committee must be composed of a minimum of three approved graduate faculty members.

Thesis Enrollment and Credit

The completion of a minimum of six hours of thesis enrollment is required. For a student's initial thesis course enrollment, the student will need to register for thesis course number 5399A.  After that, the student will enroll in thesis B courses in their field, e.g., ENG 5399AENG 5199BENG 5299BENG 5399BENG 5599B, and ENG 5999B, in each subsequent semester until the thesis is defended with the department and approved by The Graduate College. Preliminary discussions regarding the selection of a topic and assignment to a research supervisor will not require enrollment for the thesis course.

Students  must be enrolled in thesis credits if they are receiving supervision and/or are using university resources related to their thesis work.  The number of thesis credit hours students enroll in must reflect the amount of work being done on the thesis that semester.  It is the responsibility of the committee chair to ensure that students are making adequate progress toward their degree throughout the thesis process.  Failure to register for the thesis course during a term in which supervision is received may result in postponement of graduation. After initial enrollment in 5399A, the student will continue to enroll in a thesis B course as long as it takes to complete the thesis. Thesis projects are by definition original and individualized projects.  As such, depending on the topic, methodology, and other factors, some projects may take longer than others to complete.  If the thesis requires work beyond the minimum number of thesis credits needed for the degree, the student may enroll in additional thesis credits at the committee chair's discretion. In the rare case when a student has not previously enrolled in thesis and plans to work on and complete the thesis in one term, the student will enroll in both 5399A and 5399B.

The only grades assigned for thesis courses are PR (progress), CR (credit), W (withdrew), and F (failing). If acceptable progress is not being made in a thesis course, the instructor may issue a grade of F. If the student is making acceptable progress, a grade of PR is assigned until the thesis is completed. The minimum number of hours of thesis credit (“CR”) will be awarded only after the thesis has been both approved by The Graduate College and released to Alkek Library.

A student who has selected the thesis option must be registered for the thesis course during the term or Summer I (during the summer, the thesis course runs ten weeks for both sessions) in which the degree will be conferred.

Fee Reduction

A master’s degree candidate for graduation may be eligible for a one-time fee reduction under V.T.C.A. Education Code, Section 54.054. Please refer to the section titled Fee Reduction in the Additional Fees and Expenses chapter of this catalog for more information.

Thesis Deadlines and Approval Process

Thesis deadlines are posted on The Graduate College website under "Current Students." The completed thesis must be submitted to the chair of the thesis committee on or before the deadlines listed on The Graduate College website.

The following must be submitted to The Graduate College by the thesis deadline listed on The Graduate College website:

  1. The Thesis Submission Approval Form bearing original (wet) and/or electronic signatures of the student and all committee members.
  2. One (1) PDF of the thesis in final form, approved by all committee members, uploaded in the online Vireo submission system.  

After the dean of The Graduate College approves the thesis, Alkek Library will harvest the document from the Vireo submission system for publishing in the Digital Collections database (according to the student's embargo selection). NOTE: MFA theses will have a permanent embargo and will never be published to Digital Collections. 

While original (wet) signatures are preferred, there may be situations as determined by the chair of the committee in which obtaining original signatures is inefficient or has the potential to delay the student's progress. In those situations, the following methods of signing are acceptable:

  • signing and faxing the form
  • signing, scanning, and emailing the form
  • notifying the department in an email from their university's or institution's email account that the committee chair can sign the form on their behalf
  • electronically signing the form using the university's licensed signature platform.

If this process results in more than one document with signatures, all documents need to be submitted to The Graduate College together.

No copies are required to be submitted to Alkek Library. However, the library will bind copies submitted that the student wants bound for personal use. Personal copies are not required to be printed on archival quality paper. The student will take the personal copies to Alkek Library and pay the binding fee for personal copies.

Master's level courses in Business Administration: ACC, B A, BLAW, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, QMST

Courses Offered

Students must complete the appropriate background course or its equivalent before enrolling in elective courses.

Accounting (ACC)

ACC 5315. Selected Topics in Financial Accounting.

The study of specialized financial accounting topics, existing and prospective, necessary for an advanced understanding of financial reporting. Topics include: pensions and post-retirement benefits, deferred taxes, derivatives, share-based payments, interim and segment reporting and emerging issues of the Emerging Issues Task Force. Prerequisite: ACC 3314 with a grade of “B” or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5316. Advanced Accounting.

A study of accounting for business combinations and consolidated financial statements. Additional selected topics may include accounting for multinational operations, interim reporting, SEC reporting, partnership and governmental and not-forprofit accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 3314 with a grade of “B” or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5320. Auditing.

A study of the underlying theory of external financial auditing including professional ethics, auditing standards and procedures, and the role of auditor’s judgment. (Suggested for CPA eligibility). Prerequisites: ACC 3314 and ACC 4313 with grades of “B” or better.
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ACC 5340. Individual Income Tax.

A study of the tax concepts and issues involved in an individual’s employment and personal life, and in sole proprietorships, property transactions, tax administration and tax practice. Regulatory and ethical issues are incorporated into the discussion. This course may not count as an elective in any master's program in the McCoy College of Business. Prerequisite: ACC 3313 with a grade of “B” or better.
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ACC 5350. Professional Accounting Research.

This course provides a study of the sources of authoritative standards in financial accounting. The course develops procedures for identifying the applicable accounting issues, locating appropriate authority, and communicating the results of professional research. Prerequisite: ACC 3314 with a grade of “B” or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5352. Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis.

A study of financial statement reporting and analysis. Use of tools and skills will be used to analyze and interpret financial reports for assessing financial performance of firms to facilitate investment, lending, and other financial decisions in a variety of business contexts. Prerequisite: ACC 3313, or ACC 5361 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5355. IT Auditing.

A study of the IT audit: the process of collecting and evaluating evidence of an IT system practices and operations. The course develops understanding of the procedures to test whether the systems are safeguarding assets, maintaining data security and operating effectively and efficiently. Prerequisite: ACC 4313 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5361. Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making.

Use of accounting information for improving managerial decision making. Emphasis is on understanding the practice of business management, budgeting, cost behavior, and operational, internal, and management control. Prerequisite: B A 5352.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5362. Cost and Managerial Accounting Theory.

A study of recent developments and topics in the area of cost and managerial accounting. Includes a discussion of quantitative techniques and their applicability to accounting problems. Prerequisites: ACC 3365 or ACC 5361 with a grade of “B” or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5366. Business Entity Taxation.

Federal income tax provisions affecting business decisions, with an emphasis on C Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships. An introduction to the choice, formation, organization, operation and distribution rules or the preceding business entities. Prerequisites: ACC 3314 and ACC 4328 (or equivalents) with grades of "B" or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5367. Seminar in Auditing.

A continuing study of the underlying theory of auditing with an emphasis on professionalism, ethics, and legal liability. Coverage will also extend to the responsibilities and standards of external auditing, internal auditing, governmental auditing, and international auditing, including exposure to current developments in these areas. Practical applications will focus on risk assessment, the use of analytical procedures, and the use of the computer as an audit tool. Prerequisite: ACC 5320.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5369. Special Studies in Accounting.

Directed study and research on selected accounting topics, including the development of accounting thought and research in; advanced tax topics, international accounting, professional ethics and managerial and financial accounting. Courses will be offered as independent instruction. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5370. Internship in Accounting.

Experiential learning during which the students work in accounting. This work experience may be in public, industry, or governmental accounting units. The student is immersed in a variety of intensive work assignments with increasing levels of responsibility. Students taking ACC 5370 for credit may not take ACC 5680 for credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: Specified by employer with consent of instructor and department chair.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5371. Accounting Information Systems.

This course studies various accounting information systems technologies used to enhance business process operations. It also explores management of risks and controls, and management of information resources. Prerequisite: ACC 3385 with a grade of "B" or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5372. Tax Research.

An examination of the sources of tax authority, which include its primary sources (legislative, judicial, and administrative), as well as secondary sources. The course also develops procedures for identifying the applicable tax issues, locating appropriate tax authority, and communicating the results of tax research. Prerequisites: ACC 3314 and ACC 4328 (or equivalents) with grades of "B" or better.
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ACC 5373. Fraud Detection and Prevention.

This course provides and in-depth study of how and why fraud is committed. It explores red flags that may help in detecting fraudulent activities, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. Prerequisite: ACC 3313 with a grade of "B" or better.
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ACC 5375. Business Information Consulting.

Integrative capstone for the MSAITprogram using principles and concepts applied through the analysis and presentation of case studies dealing with current issues or emerging trends in the fields of accounting and information technology for the accounting professionals serving as consultants. Prerequisite: ACC 5371.
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ACC 5377. Partnership Taxation.

A comprehensive study of the tax implications of conducting a business as a partnership or as a limited liability company. Life-cycle analysis and tax planning considerations are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACC 4328 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5378. Tax Practice, Procedures, Audits and Controversy.

This course focuses on the procedural aspects of tax planning and tax return preparation. Coverage includes IRS enforcement tools and corresponding taxpayer rights, audits and appeals, civil and criminal penalties, and statutory relief provisions. Professional standards and ethical considerations in tax practice are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACC 5366 or concurrent enrollment.
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ACC 5383. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.

The use of information technology for integrating enterprises for operational control and strategic business intelligence is examined via ERP applications in customer relationship management, accounting and finance, purchasing and production control, sales and marketing, and human resource management. Managerial issues surrounding the selection, design and implementation of ERP systems are emphasized.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5384. IT Systems Project Management.

An in-depth study of the project management body of knowledge as applied to Information Technology with emphasis on the management of scope, costs, schedules, quality and risks. Includes program management, system methodologies, material procurement, and human, cultural, and international issues and their impact on the organization.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5385. Database Management Systems.

Explores the concepts, principles, issues and techniques for managing corporate data resources using database management systems. The course includes techniques for analysis, design, and development of database systems, creating and using logical data models, database query languages, and procedures for evaluating database management software. Student will use a relational database management system to develop a management information system.
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ACC 5389. Corporate Governance and Ethics.

A study of the corporate governance and ethical issues in accounting, including ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence, core values and professional issues. Prerequisites: ACC 3314 (or equivalent) with a grade of "B" or better, and ACC 3363, ACC 3365, ACC 3385, ACC 4313, and ACC 4328 or ACC 5340.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5390A. International Accounting.

A study of the impact of international business activity on the profession of accounting. The course will investigate the development of international accounting standards and compare those standards to existing United States standards. Students taking ACC 4390A for credit may not take ACC 5390A for credit. Prerequisite: ACC 5315. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5390F. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Consolidations Taxation.

This course on mergers, acquisitions and consolidations will examine the tax ramifications and corporate strategies considerations of buying, selling and combining different companies; the onsolidated tax return consequences of those affiliated groups; and the residual outcomes and tax attributes that result from corporate divisions. Prerequisite: ACC 5366.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5390G. Sustainability Reporting.

This course on sustainability reporting strategies will examine analytical methods and reporting techniques used by for-profit and non-profit companies to support sustainable operations. Prerequisite: ACC 5351 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ACC 5680. Internship in Accounting.

This internship involves experiential learning over one entire semester during which the students work in accounting. This work experience may be in public, industry, or governmental accounting units. The student is immersed in a variety of intensive work assignments with increasing levels of responsibility. Students taking ACC 5370 for credit may not take ACC 5680 for credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: Specified by employer with consent of instructor and department chair.
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6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
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Business Administration (B A)

B A 5351. Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage.

This course is designed to provide an integrative understanding of the firm. A variety of organizational models and perspectives will be incorporated to facilitate understanding of the complexities of the firm, its environments, and its relationships with stakeholders. Includes focus on case analysis issues and communication skills. Prerequisite: MBAs only.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5352. Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm.

Development of the theoretical basis and presentation of accounting and finance. Topics include understanding the basic elements of financial statements, the use of accounting information in decision making, and the techniques for the acquisition and management of the firm’s financial resources. Prerequisite: B A 5351 or concurrent enrollment.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5353. Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems.

An introduction to the concepts of economic theory and optimization, with an emphasis on developing skills in data and economic analysis to solve business problems. Coverage includes prices, costs, market structures, macroeconomic policies, and optimization. Prerequisite: B A 5351 or concurrent enrollment.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5368A. MBA Full Time Cohort International Experience.

This course will focus on developing an understanding and analysis of issues related to business challenges in another country. Students will gain first-hand experience with the business practices, culture and economy of another country. Corequisite: MGT 5313.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Business Law (BLAW)

BLAW 5310. The Employment Relationship.

A study of trends in the rapidly evolving “law of workplace,” with emphasis on how lawmakers attempt to balance the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. Prerequisite: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5333. Legal Issues of Sustainability and Responsibility.

Diverse frameworks and analytical methods underlying our understanding of sustainability are explored, including the legal aspects & impact on business, society, environment and economy. Topics include corporate governance, globalization, urbanization, energy, human population, food, natural resources, water and equity.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5364. Commercial Law.

A traditional business law course which examines sales, negotiable instruments, creditor’s rights and remedies, secured transactions, bankruptcy law, personal property, bailments, real property and landlord-tenant relationships. Prerequisite: BLAW 2361, graduate status, and good academic standing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5368B. Law and Ethics in the Business Environment.

An examination of the ethical dimensions of management decision-making. Problems are viewed through the lens of a value system determined, in part, by the legal system.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5368D. Business Dispute Administration.

Course describes civil and religious law systems, both in the U.S. and abroad, alternative dispute resolution programs.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5368E. Environmental Law and Policy.

Course attempts to integrate the study of environmental law w/ concepts from other disciplines necessary to an assessment of the law, primarily economics.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5368F. Business Law for Entrepreneurs.

Course explores steps that an entrepreneur who is contemplating leaving an employer can take to make the departure amicable.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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BLAW 5368G. Legal Issues in International Business Law.

Emphasis in Latin American Business.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

CIS 5318. Information Technology in the Digital Economy.

Provides an understanding of the issues involved in the strategic management of the information assets of organizations. Examines the issues and challenges that users face within the Information Technology (IT) management arena as part of a firm’s business and IT strategy. Focus is on managerial rather than technical issues. Prerequisite: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5355. Database Management Systems.

Explores the concepts, principles, issues and techniques for managing corporate data resources using database management systems. The course includes techniques for analysis, design and development of database systems, creating and using logical data models, database query languages, and procedures for evaluating database management software. Students will use a relational database management system to develop a management information system.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5356. Business Telecommunications.

Explores the technology that is revolutionizing the manner in which business and government conduct their operations and the effects new developments in communication media have on computing systems. This course reflects the current state-of-the-art in data communication networking.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5358. IT Systems Project Management.

An in-depth study of the project management body of knowledge as applied to information Technology with emphasis on the management of scope, costs, schedules, quality and risks. Includes program management, system methodologies, material procurement, and human, cultural, and international issues and their impact on the organization.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5360. E-Commerce: Strategies, Technologies, and Applications.

This course is designed to familiarize students with current and emerging e-commerce technologies. Topics include Internet technology for business advantage, reinventing the future of business through e-commerce, business opportunities in e-commerce, and social, political, global, and ethical issues associated with ecommerce.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5364. Data Warehousing and Mining.

Familiarizes students with current and emerging data warehousing and mining technologies that are likely to play a strategic role in business organizations. Topics include data mining techniques, data warehouse development life cycle, data warehouse navigation, data quality, and performance issues. Prerequisites: QMST 5334, QMST 2333 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5368. Information Security.

This course covers the analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of information security systems. Topics include legal, ethical, professional, personnel issues; risk management; technology; cryptography; and physical security.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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CIS 5370. Enterprise Resource Planning.

The use of information technology in integrating enterprises for operational control and strategic business intelligence is examined via Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications in customer relationships management, accounting, finance, purchasing, production control, sales, marketing, and human resource management. Emphasizes managerial issues surrounding the need, selection, and implementation of ERP systems.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Economics (ECO)

ECO 5302. Economic Theory and Policy.

An intensive study of micro-and macroeconomic concepts; the price system as it functions under competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly; national income measurement and determination; business cycles; money and baking; monetary policy; fiscal policy and economic stabilization. May not be counted as an elective MBA course. This course does not earn graduate degree credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from Graduate GPA|Leveling
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ECO 5310. International Economics.

Examination of the patterns of trade and finance among nations, integrating the topics of exchange rates, trade barriers, customs unions, and macroeconomics policy into a unified treatment of international economic relations. Prerequisite: B A 5353. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
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ECO 5316. Managerial Economics.

The application of economic theory and analysis to the formulation of business policy, including demand analysis, production theory, linear programming, and pricing policy. (MBA with Technology Emphasis students complete TECH 5315.) Prerequisite: QMST 5334.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ECO 5320. Emerging Market Economies.

The course focuses on the structural characteristics of the emerging market economies, with an emphasis on analyzing the salient economic challenges and opportunities facing contemporary emerging market economies. Prerequisites: BA 5353.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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ECO 5378. Macroeconomic Theory and Policy.

An analysis of theory and policy questions relating to the rate of economic growth. The theory of national income, employment and the price level from the point of view of dynamics. Students may take either BA 5378 or BA 5316. Prerequisite: BA 5302 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Finance (FIN)

FIN 5307. Financial Analysis.

Development of the theoretical basis and presentation of the techniques for the acquisition and management of the firm’s financial resources. Topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, and internal and external financing decisions. May not be counted as an MBA elective course. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: B A 5301.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from Graduate GPA|Leveling
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FIN 5322. Investment Analysis.

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of investments and investment management. It is designed to develop a framework within which to view the investment process in a global environment and an understanding of the institutional setting in which investment decisions are made. Prerequisite: B A 5352.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FIN 5332. Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets.

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the strategies for creating and managing portfolios. At the end of this course, students should understand the tools for investment management. Topics covered include portfolio construction and analysis, risk analysis, asset class management, derivatives, and portfolio performance analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 5322.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FIN 5337. International Finance.

Examination of economic incentives and rationale for multinational firms,exchange rate risk exposure and management, investment decision strategy, and the general economic impact of multinational firm activity. Prerequisite: B A 5352. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FIN 5338. International Investments and Financial Management.

Examination of economic incentives and rationale for international investment and financing. Topics include exchange rate risk exposure and management, global debt and equity investment and financing, foreign currency derivative markets, and general investment and financing strategy in global capital market. Prerequisite: B A 5352. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FIN 5347C. Real Estate Investment.

An application of capital budgeting to real estate investment decisions. Prerequisite: FIN 5387.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FIN 5387. Managerial Finance.

Concentrates on the finance function, analysis and budgeting of funds,management of current assets, short and intermediate-term financing requirements, long-term debt policy and capital structure, capital budgeting, and the concept of cost of capital. Risk and return trade-offs also are studied. Prerequisite: B A 5352.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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FIN 5395. Independent Study in Finance.

An in-depth study of a single topic or related problem solved through finance research. The course may be repeated once if the topic studied is different. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Department Chair.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Management (MGT)

MGT 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5301. Graduate Assistant Development.

Completion of this course is required as a condition of employment for graduate assistants. The course is seminar based and covers topics related to employment responsibilities. This course does not earn graduate credit. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis. Prerequisite: McCoy College Graduate Assistant.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
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MGT 5310. Organizational Change Management.

Presents an overview of the process of change in an organization and stresses the key issues involved in reengineering and renewing organizations. Problems dealing with stress and conflict during major change will be explored along with practical ideas on building effective teams to make change possible and sustainable.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5311. Process Improvement Management in Organizations.

Learn existing and latest developments in process improvement techniques for continuous improvement and the role of quality as a system for establishing an organization’s competitive advantage. Process mapping is emphasized and assessment of effectiveness in the interactions of the managerial and technical systems of organizations is also studied.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5312. Seminar in Management.

Development of philosophy, strategy, and tactics in managing an enterprise. Administrative processes common to all enterprises, such as entrepreneurship, business and society, leadership and group behavior in organizations, business ethics, and international management. (Course may be repeated for credit with different course focus.).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5313. Strategic Management.

An integrative approach to policy formulation and administration (decision making) to achieve organization objectives. Should be taken the last semester of student’s MBA program. Prerequisites: QMST 5334, MKT 5321, ACC 5361, FIN 5387.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5314. Organizational Behavior and Theory.

Organizational behavior and structure as influenced by environmental variables and system relationships. Prerequisite: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5315. New Venture Management.

This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process from the initial idea through start-up, growth, and harvest. Students learn how to write a business plan, manage all the elements of an entrepreneurial business, and develop a better understanding of the requirements of the entrepreneurial life path.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5318. Cross-Cultural Management.

The global environment requires sensitivity to and the adaptation of leadership and management skills and practices, and the culture-bound differences in workplace behavior and attitudes. Explores how differences in cultural core values shape behavior and attitudes of workers, managerial colleagues, and negotiating partners. Prerequisites: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5321. Supply Chain Management.

A variety of tools and frameworks provide students and understanding of the basis behind supply chain decision making. Topics include supply management concepts, demand-supply management, pull/push system, capacity and resource allocation, performance measurement, relationship assessment, and outsourcing in an integrated supply chain. Require graduate standing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5325. Managing Business Creativity.

This course focuses on the means by which businesses and individuals foster and maintain their creative and innovative skills. Key topics include: idea generation and refinement, idea screening, prototype development, and feasibility analysis. Objectives are met through classroom exercises, case analysis, guest speakers, and individual and team projects.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5330. Seminar in Human Resource Management.

A study of current developments and practices in human resource management, including employment laws; planning, recruitment and selection; training and development programs; wage and benefits administration; performance management, human relations and productivity; labor relations; safety and health; an current contributions to human resource management theory.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5333. Problems in Business Administration.

The student is here given the opportunity to work in the field of his special interest, particularly in the subjects of accounting, business law, marketing, statistics, finance, and insurance. The course will be conducted by conferences between the student and instructors concerned. Problems will be assigned as nearly as possible for the needs of the individual student.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5335. New Venture Launch.

The purpose of this class is to ensure students gain a full understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Students learn the process of creating a new venture from the inside by planning, organizing and launching an actual business. Prerequisite: MGT 5315.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5336. Compensation and Benefits.

This course addresses the rewards systems in organizations. Strategic and technical considerations in designing, administering and managing compensation and benefits plans in organizations, including job analysis and evaluation, wage levels and structures, legal issues, individual and group incentives, and benefits are considered. Prerequisites/corequisite: MGT 5330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5337. Organizational Staffing.

A study of the methods involved in recruitment and selection of employees with an emplasis on measurement, job analysis, performance appraisal, legal issues, and the role of human resource planning and strategy. This course relies on statistics to teach students to make reliable and valid employment decisions. Prerequisite: MGT 5330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5338. Human Resource Development.

A study of theoretical and applied perspectives on needs assessment, design, development delivery and evaluation of training and development as well as organizational change and development. Prerequisite/corequisite: MGT 5330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5339. International Human Resource Management.

A study of challenges that decision makers consider when managing their human resources across the globe. Drawing on theories and models from cross-cultural and international management areas, this course covers such topics as globalization, culture, emerging international assignments, and expatriate recruitment, selection, training, repatriation, and career management. Prerequisite/corequisite: MGT 5330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5375. International Management-Latin America.

A study of the cultural, economic, regulatory, and political factors impacting international business. Emphasis is placed on theory and research of management phenomena in Latin America and on issues mediating commercial and governmental relations between the United State and Latin American countries. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5380A. Business Ethics Leadership.

This course examines a variety of ethical issues in business from multiple stakeholder perspectives (top management, employees, community members, etc.). The course is designed to enhance moral awareness and facilitate individual development with respect to making ethical decisions that contribute to effective corporate management and leadership.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5380B. Human Resource Information Systems.

This course provides an overview of functional areas in an HRIS system with a focus on the acquisition of skills with respect to the software as well as knowledge regarding the implementation process, associated benefits and costs, and the application of HRIS to manage critical HRM processes. Prerequisite/corequisite: MGT 5330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5380C. Group Dynamics in Organizations.

This course explores the theoretical framework of group interactions as well as the practical workplace challenges associated with organizing, participating on, and managing teams and groups. It addresses the development and use of teams to improve business organizations and is recommended for graduate students preparing for business careers. Prerequisite: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5380D. Labor Relations and Negotiation.

This graduate level course is a study of labor organizations and their impact as well as negotiation and conflict resolution issues. The course will examine the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), union and employer rights under the NLRA, union organizing, collective barganing, negotiation, contract administration, mediation and arbitration. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MGT 5330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5390. Business Research Methods.

Designed to aid graduate students in analyzing reports, evaluating research and in planning research reports. Involves the selection of research problems, sources of data, analysis, presentation, report writing, directed reading, class reports, and a research problem.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5391. Managing the Communication Process.

The study and application of theory and psychology of managerial communication using written, oral, and technological modes to communicate within the business environment. The course includes the process and product approach to graphics, leadership, problem solving, prioritizing, interviewing, and communicating change.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5395. Graduate Business Internship.

Integration of professional and academic experience through internship with an external employer. Prerequisites: MBA students only; must have completed 12 or more hours of graduate business courses; enrollment subject to availability and approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 15 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in MGT 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MGT 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Marketing (MKT)

MKT 5321. Marketing Management.

A study of the planning and coordination of marketing functions, marketing policies, and the analysis of marketing administration. Prerequisite: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5322. Marketing Research Methods.

An advanced study of the marketing research process to include problem formulation, determination of sources of information and research design, design of data collection forms, design of the sample, collection of the data, analysis and interpretation of the data, preparation of the research report, and oral presentation of the research findings. Prerequisites: MKT 5321 and QMST 5334.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5325. Global Marketing and the Value Chain.

To understand the value chain concept and the linkages between value chains in the global marketplace. This will include evaluating the various value chains: supplier, firm, channel, and buyer in the global context. Topics will include procurement, operations, logistics, negotiation, marketing channels, and customer service.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5330. International Marketing.

An application of marketing concepts to the global business environment. Examines marketing in the light of international economic, social, cultural, business, and environmental factors. Prerequisite: B A 5351.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5331. Integrated Marketing Communications.

An analysis of consumer behavior in the marketplace and its application to the preparation & presentation of a complete integrated marketing communications plan for a local, regional, and/or national client. Prerequisite: MKT 5321.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5335. Services Marketing.

Services dominate the U.S. economy and are becoming critical for competitive advantage in companies across the globe and in all industry sectors. This course examines the foundations of services marketing, which are necessary to create, promise, and deliver a successful, interactive customer experience. Prerequisite: MKT 5321.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5395. Independent Study in Marketing.

Individual problems or topics will be designed and completed to emphasize selected areas of study in Marketing. Requires approval of instructor and program director.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MKT 5397C. Technology and Marketing.

Technology & Marketing covers the impact of new information technologies on marketing and marketing industries undergoing high levels of technological change. Subject areas such as social media, e-commerce, database marketing, business-to –business marketing, and customer contact management are examined and illustrated in industry settings that emphasize innovation through new technologies. Prerequisite: MKT 5321.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Topics
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MKT 5397D. Marketing Metrics and Analysis.

To understand the measurement, analysis, and interpretation of marketing metrics that are critical for marketing strategy development and firm performance. Topics will include metrics associated with customers, brands, marketing mix decisions, online strategy and social media, firm profitability, and marketing dashboards. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; MKT 5321.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Quantitative Methods and Statistics (QMST)

QMST 5332. Quantitative Methods.

A study of management science/operations research emphasizing theory and applications of evaluative, predictive, and optimizing models as applied to the management of product and service-oriented operations.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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QMST 5334. Advanced Statistical Methods for Business.

The course provides the quantitative foundation for business analysis and decision making. Topics include: inferential statistics, regression analysis, and other analytical/modeling techniques with wide applicability in decision-making and problem solving in all functional areas of business. Prerequisite: B A 5353.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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QMST 5335. Introduction to Forecasting and Simulation.

Introduction to the concepts and principles of forecasting and simulation techniques as applies to planning and decision making in organizations. Topical coverage includes time series forecasting, casual forecasting, discrete event simulation, and continues-event simulation techniques.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Badrinarayanan, Vishag A, Associate Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Becerra, Enrique P, Associate Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Brown, Laurie Davenport, Lecturer, Accounting, M. Acy., Texas State University

Butler, Janet B, Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Campbell, Linda J, Associate Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., Univ of Texas at San Antonio

Cannon, Nathan Hatch, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., Bentley University

Chih, Yao-Yu, Assistant Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Indiana State University

Chittenden, William T, Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business Administration and Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Ekin, Tahir, Assistant Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., George Washington University

Feng, Li, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Florida State University

Fisk, Raymond P, Chair - Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Gowens, Paul R, Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Hale, Janet, Senior Lecturer, Finance & Economics, J.D., St. Mary's University

Herda, David Noel, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Hood, Matthew E, Assistant Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Washington State University

Ingalls, Ricki Gene, Chair - Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., College of Saint Joseph

Jillapalli, Ravi Kumar, Lecturer, Marketing, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Kebodeaux, Charles Keith, Clinical Assistant Professor, Accounting, L.L.M., University of Houston

Kishan, Ruby Pandey, Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Konopaske, Arthur R, Associate Professor, Management, Ph.D., University of Houston

Lee, Hsun Ming, Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Lesseig, Vance, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Univ of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Long, Ju, Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Martin, Kasey, Associate Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., Univ of Texas at San Antonio

Mehta, Mayur R, Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business Administration and Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Mendez, Francis A, Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., Rutgers State Univ of NJ Newark

Miller, Brian Keith, Professor, Management, Ph.D., University of Houston

Minifie, Jana Roberta, Professor, Management, Ph.D., Univ of South Carolina Columbia

Moon, Kenneth, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Musal, Rasim M, Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., George Washington University

Nicols, Kay McGlashan, Associate Professor, Management, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Ojede, Andrew, Assistant Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Painter, Matthew William, Senior Lecturer, Business Administration, M.B.A., Texas State University

Pattison, Patricia, Professor, Finance & Economics, J.D., University of Wyoming

Payne, Janet, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Georgia State University

Pizzini, Wilhelmina Joan, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Popova, Ivilina T, Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Proschko, Christopher Ray, Lecturer, Accounting, J.D., Baylor University

Puffer, Thomas Moorman, Professor of Practice, Accounting, M.S., Texas A&M Univ-Commerce

Quinn, Floyd F, Lecturer, Management, Ph.D., Texas State University

Raiborn, Cecily A, Professor - Endowed Chair, Accounting, Ph.D., Louisiana State Univ A&M College

Ramachandran, Indu, Assistant Professor, Management, Ph.D., Univ of Texas at San Antonio

Rayburn, Steven W, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Rechner, Paula L, Chair - Professor, Management, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Rutledge, Robert W, Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., Univ of South Carolina Columbia

Shah, Vivek P, Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Shah, Jaymeen, Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of Houston

Showalter, Dean, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Sierra, Jeremy J, Associate Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., New Mexico State Univ Main Campus

Smart, Dennis L, Associate Professor, Management, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Stokes, Alexis, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, J.D., Harvard University

Suh, Taewon, Associate Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Tanner, Glenn, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., University of Washington

Temponi, Cecilia C, Professor, Management, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Todd, Jeffrey Allen, Assistant Professor, Finance & Economics, J.D., University of Texas at Austin

Visinescu, Lucian L, Assistant Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Watkins, Ann L, Chair - Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., Louisiana State Univ A&M College

White, Garry, Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Wierschem, David C, Associate Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Yi, Ha Chin, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

You, Leyuan, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics, Ph.D., Florida International University

Young, Randall Frederick, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Zank, Gail Marie, Professor, Marketing, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Zhang, Peiqin, Assistant Professor, Comp Info Sys & Quant Mthd, Ph.D., Univ of North Carolina-Charlotte