The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.
The M.S. degree is obtained by completing a 36-hour program, beyond prerequisite courses, consisting of (1) 10 hours of basic core courses, (2) courses in a selected area of concentration, and (3) electives. Areas of concentration are (1) Finance, (2) Electronic Commerce, and (3) Organizations and Strategy, (4) Supply Chain Management, and (5) Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Note: Beginning in Fall, 2008, separate Masters programs will be offered in Finance and Supply Chain Management. Therefore we will not accept any new students into these MAS concentrations as of that date. Students already enrolled in the MS-MAS Finance and Supply Chain Concentrations can choose to complete their degree, or file a change of major form to switch to the new programs. Students should discuss any new courses and course requirements for the new programs with their advisors before taking this action.
The student may elect to submit a Master’s thesis, which counts as three credit hours toward the total course requirements.
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the M.S. degree.
candidate must satisfactorily complete the following 10 hour basic core.
AIM 6201 Financial Accounting
MECO 6303 Business Economics
MIS 6204 Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
Each candidate must complete a minimum number of required credit hours specified for a concentration. The required courses in each concentration area are:
Finance: Note: we are not accepting new students into the concentration beginning Fall, 2008. In this concentration, students first complete fundamental courses in financial management and accounting. Then students select from a variety of finance courses. Students often will focus either on investment analysis and management or on corporate finance. The former prepares students to pursue careers in investment analysis and portfolio management, which in some cases require completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA@) examination. The latter prepares students to pursue careers in corporate financial analysis, including financial planning, management of financial institutions, and entrepreneurial finance.
Finance (17 hours)
6301 Financial Management
FIN 6308 Regulation
of business and financial markets
Electronic Commerce – This concentration focuses on business models and processes in electronic commerce. Every organization will increasingly use the Internet as an integral component of their overall strategy in coming years. This program gives students a solid understanding of issues pertaining to the use of Internet as a marketing tool – focusing on both strategic and technology aspects. This includes topics such as database management systems, web design and development, and Internet business models. The curriculum covers issues relevant to pure Internet based firms as well as traditional firms moving to Internet based delivery of products and services.
MIS 6326 Database Management Systems
MKT 6301 Introduction to Marketing Management
MKT 6322 Internet Business Models
MIS 6352 Web Systems Design and Development
MKT 6323 Database Marketing
Organizations and Strategy – This concentration emphasizes organizational behavior and theory, human resources management, and strategic management. Students will learn how to effectively integrate and leverage human resources as well as other forms of capital to create sustainable advantages in the competitive marketplace. The courses draw upon and integrate a wide variety of disciplines, including economics, organization theory, finance, psychology, and sociology.
6310 Strategic Management
6385 Entrepreneurial Business Strategies (also cross-listed as ENT 6385)
OPRE 6302 Operations Management
OPRE 6363 Inventory Control
OPRE 6366 Supply Chain Management
Plus at least one more from the following
6335 Risk and Decision Analysis
OPRE 6370 Logistics and Distribution
OPRE 6385 Scheduling
Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Focused on the processes of technological innovation in both large and small organizations, this multidisciplinary sequence of courses seeks to prepare students for successful careers either as principals or key functional managers in emerging growth firms, or as leaders of technological innovation in established firms. These concentrations include three required and two elective courses in the field.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 hours)
6315 Entrepreneurial Finance
Students are required to complete a sufficient number of elective hours to earn a minimum of 36 hours toward the M.S. Specific course requirements for these concentration areas are available in the School of Management Advising Office. Students wishing to develop an individual program of studies which does not follow one of the concentrations must have the program approved in advance by the appropriate Program Director.