Elective Courses (Choose nine credits)

This is not a complete list of available electives. Please contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator for more information.

Course scheduling is subject to availability of faculty and sufficient student enrollment. For this reason, some specialized elective courses might be offered infrequently. Please check an upcoming schedule of courses, for the most accurate availabilty.

Course Number Title
BA A615

Real Estate Investment Analysis

Provides coverage of the analytical techniques for valuing real estate investments at the micro and macro levels. Covers primary and secondary mortgage markets and securitization of residential and commercial real estate mortgages.


BA A617

Technology Management

Issues and case studies of policy development, strategy, planning and management of technology in the overall corporate environment.


BA A633

Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis

Identification and formulation of business problems with alternative approaches to modeling and analysis. Students will undertake data collection and utilize appropriate software tools for optimization, forecasting, and simulation of business processes. Focuses on formal quantitative modeling with strong recognition of the behavioral and political contexts of decision making in complex organizations.


BA A640

Global Marketing

Apply the concepts of marketing strategy to achieve competitive advantage
in the global marketplace. Primary focus includes market planning, organizing,
coordinating, and controlling functions of international marketing management.


BA A641

Advanced Consumer Behavior

Explores the relationship between consumers and firms. Applies the concepts
of contemporary behavioral science to business practices. Applies relevant
concepts from the fields of cultural anthropology, sociology, and psychology to
problems encountered in different consumer groups.


BA A648

Business Intelligence and Data Mining

Covers basic business intelligence and data mining warehousing and
querying. Focuses on applying business intelligence and data mining techniques including marketing campaigns, fraud, and terrorism detection. Popular data
mining software will be used to illustrate decision trees, classification algorithms,
and other data mining techniques. This is a core course for Data Mining


BA A652

International Comparison Of Business Practices

A study of global business issues and international and cross-cultural
management. An evaluation of leadership, management practices, business
cultures, and strategy in an international context.


BA A653

Multinational Financial Management

Covers foreign exchange determination and forecasting; foreign exchange,
translation and transaction risks; hedging and speculation; international
portfolio diversification and direct foreign investment; cross-border acquisitions;
multinational working capital management, and international taxation.


BA A680

Social Media Strategies

Provides strategic knowledge and insights into the field of social media
marketing. Analyzes social media strategies: processes, platforms and purposes
to gain valuable insights into consumers’ attitudes toward the company and its
competitors’ brands. Provides tools for developing social media marketing plans.


BA A685

Advanced Investment Management

An advanced course in investment management covering problems
and processes of evaluating stocks. Analyzes performance evaluation using
fundamental, technical, and behavioral models. Includes analytical techniques for
constructing and evaluating the portfolio’s performance.


BA A690

Advanced Topics in Business

Examines current issues, techniques, and trends affecting business and applies
advanced theories to analyze and solve business problems.


BA A692

Investment Seminar

Provides coverage of the products, analytical techniques for valuing
investment securities, and quantifying their exposure to changes in economic
conditions, as well as portfolio strategies for achieving an investor’s objectives.



Economics and Public Policy

Applies economic analysis to public policy issues and tools for public
management. Uses economics to explain public problems and provide solutions.



Economics of Transportation

Economic aspects of the transportation industry with special emphasis on
problems of regulation and public policy.


EDL A637

Education Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Leadership and decision-making through collegial relations and consensus
building in school settings. Includes skills for facilitating site-focused teams and
activities, with emphasis on improving student performance and enhancing a
school’s reputation. Contemporary theories of organizational development and
change are presented.


EDL A673

Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

Tools and approaches that enable superintendents to manage personnel and negotiation transactions within a school district.



Introduction to Public Administration

Introduction to the field of public administration. Deals with the scope, nature,
history, current context, and basic tools in the study of public administration.
Topics covered include social, economic, and political environments of public
administration, and comparative administration, bureaucratic politics, power and authority, law, ethics and administration, basic models, and comparative



Seminar In Public Management

Focuses on tools and insights that support individual growth in ethical,
effective, and efficient management abilities. Students are offered the opportunity
for personal development in the context of understanding their own strengths and
challenges as a manager in a diverse workforce.



Management Analysis

Introduction to organizational and systems analysis, systems theory,
information systems, procedure analysis, management planning, and management
problem solving.



Research Methods in Public Administration

This course introduces methods of empirical research, including research
design, survey sampling, data collection and statistical analysis. There is a special
emphasis on communicating results of analysis to administrators, policy makers
and the public.



The Policymaking Process

Examines the skills, protocols and insights required to understand, and
participate in the policymaking process. Offers a historical, theoretical, and
practical framework for policymaking in a democratic society. Examines the
internal and external forces that influence policy development and addresses
practical and ethical decision-making considerations.



Organizational Theory and Behavior

Focuses on organizational theories and management approaches in the
workplace. Examines theories of organizational, administrative and workplace
behaviors, and ethics. Presents an in-depth study of organized behavior including
concepts of leadership style, authority, collaboration and change.



Public Accountability and Ethics

Discusses the challenges of maintaining a responsive bureaucracy subject
to democratic controls; and examines the implications of ethical standards
and administrative due process of law. Also explores selected case studies in
government and non-profit administration.



Human Resources Administration and Labor Relations

Presents a broad spectrum of practical skills, protocols, tools and regulations
relating to human resource administration and labor relations in the public sector.
Examines the legal requirements, historical context, and ethical underpinning of
human resource management and labor relations.



Public Financial Management

Introduction to the management and administration of public financial
resources. The course focuses on finance issues currently faced by professionals
who are responsible for administration of public funds.



Public Policy Analysis

Combines theory and practical approaches to public policy analysis. Students
are trained to identify policy problems, to select an appropriate method for
analysis and to analyze public policy options.



Dispute Resolution

Reviews literature and principles of dispute resolution. Focuses on
negotiation, mediation, and consensus building as ways to resolve individual
conflicts, group conflicts, and public disputes.



Selected Topics in Public Administration

Analyzes selected public administration issues. Topics will be announced in
the published class schedules.



Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Covers theory and practice of program evaluation and performance
measurement. Course topics include: needs assessment techniques, an
understanding of program logic models, research designs for program evaluation,
qualitative and quantitative evaluation approaches, and cost benefit analysis.
Development of performance measures, ethics and communicating findings are
also covered.


PSY A612

Human Development in Cultural Context

Study of developmental theory, research, and substantive applied issues
across the life span. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding how culture
and sociocultural context impact the interplay of biology and environment in the
development of essential qualities and characteristics of individuals.


PM A 601

Project Management and Fundamentals

Fundamental concepts of project process, stakeholders and organization
environment necessary for successful project management. Team-based term
projects will be developed, discussed, and presented. Major project management
software will be introduced.


PM A602

Application of Project Management

Application of project management processes from project inception through
closeout. Integration of project management processes in all nine Knowledge Areas
through use of hands-on, end-to-end project case studies. Demonstrates mastery
of project leadership, project requirements definition, stakeholder management,
change control, schedule management, risk management, professional
responsibility, effective communication and teamwork.