Curriculum

students

Required Core Curriculum

Plan of Study

 *NOTE: Some substitutions for business core courses may be made with the approval of the Academic Director.

Summer 2 Session 

Introduction to basic statistical (inference) tools necessary in managerial decision-making. Topics include, but are not limited to, descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, sampling and sampling distributions, portfolio management, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, quality improvement, and Six Sigma concepts and methodology.

To be advised

Fall Semester

Fundamentals of accounting systems as they relate to decision making. Attention is directed toward accounting for the core of management control and financial reporting systems, and as integrally related to the information system. 

Principles and techniques for information visualization and reporting for business analytics. Covers principles of human perception and application of information visualization software for preparation, exploration, synthesis, interpretation, and presentation of business data to support decision making.

Development of business intelligence and analytics solutions and applications to various types of decision- making problems. Analytics software and techniques. Data preparation, data exploration and visualization, predictive analytics techniques, text analytics, spatial analytics.

This course examines the determinants and consequences of human behavior in formal organizations. The specific graduate focus is on understanding the individual, interpersonal, and group processes which underlie all human dynamics.

Spring Semester

Overview of business intelligence and analytics technologies and their strategic use including defining/framing the business context for decisions, decision models, data issues, business intelligence, building analytics capability, cloud computing, making organizations smarter, and measuring the value of analytics.

Explores the basic concepts underlying the finance function, relevant to finance and non-finance majors. It provides an understanding of the firm's decision-making framework in the context of the economic environment (financial markets) in which the decisions are made. The specific topics covered, at a basic level, include investment decision under uncertainty, valuation, risk and return, market efficiency, portfolio theory, asset pricing, cost of capital, capital investment decisions, and futures and options markets.

Management and execution of business analytics projects. Problem and scope definition, identifying objectives, data requirements and preparation, selection of software tools, project planning and administration, leadership and team building, and assessment of project value and effectiveness.

Summer 1 Session 

Management and execution of business analytics projects. Integrated application of analytics knowlege, techniques, and tools resultinig in the development and delivery of insights, recommendations, and expected outcomes to corporate stakeholders in professional communications, presentations, and reports.