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Business Information Management
Acquisition and Contract Management Degree - Master of Science
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
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MBA 600 Survey of Accounting
This course is designed to provide students with an overall understanding of the manner in which a business gathers, processes, and uses information. Students are introduced to basic accounting and computer concepts and procedures through case studies and computer projects. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of basic accounting processes and principles, on data management in a computerized environment, and on basic financial statements. Students also are expected to develop an appreciation of the needs for internal controls in a business. Issues relating to internal control procedures, computer security, privacy issues and ethics will be introduced through readings and case studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
MBA 610 Applications of Data Analysis for Effective Decision Making
This course is about the art of analyzing and summarizing data, and converting it into useful information for the purpose of solving business problems and making sound business decisions. Graphs, tables, number summaries, correlation, and regression are among common tools which enable a manager to explore patterns in the data and discover relationships among variables, all of which are major focus in this class. Additionally, students learn about random variables and various distributions, as well as their relevance to business decisions such as stock prices, waiting lines, inventory control, project management, and quality decisions. Finally, to put course content into perspective and demonstrate its relevance to the business environment, students learn specifically how to use time-series data and graphical tools to make forecasting and quality management decisions, as well as use visual and numerical tools to manage time and cost of projects. Prerequisite: MBA 605, MBA 606, and MBA 608
Note: If you possess a traditional undergraduate degree in business administration, you normally will have met most or all foundation requirements.
The hours made available by this preparation must be met with graduate-level electives. The program requires 36 graduate credit hours of coursework. No undergraduate courses will count toward the Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management.
MAQC 620 Project Management
In this course, students will learn to interpret the role of professional responsibility in project management and evaluate the application of the proper project management tools and techniques to create a project plan. The course also will allow students to determine the necessary components to create a project schedule including critical path, PERT, and Gantt charts. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MAQC 660 Business Decision for Contracting
This course focuses on the pre-award business and contracting knowledge necessary to process complex procurement with an emphasis on the following topics: business relationship, strategic sourcing, risk management, contract financing, subcontracting plans, source selection, and contractor responsibility. Students can apply the knowledge learned to practical exercises involving acquisition planning, source selection, and award of technical support service contracts. Additional topics include service case communication, teaming and leadership, customer analysis, spend analysis, multiple award IDIQ, and formal source selection. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MAQC 670 Legal Considerations in Contracting
This course focuses on the legal considerations in the procurement process with an emphasis on contract law, fiscal law, protests, assignment of claims, subcontracting, dispute and claims, fraud, debt, and terminations. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MAQC 675 Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
This course focuses on cost analysis and negotiation techniques and topics including cost analysis, quantitative techniques, indirect cost, accounting and est. systems audits, FCCM, profit analysis, and negotiations of acquisition planning, cost analysis, negotiation, and contract administration. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 626 Operations Management Strategies in a Global Context
This course deals with the problems of producing and delivering goods and services. This course also covers the application of problems such as production scheduling, smooth work flow, quality control, inventory control, facility layout, and proper task sequencing from a managerial viewpoint. Case studies will be used to improve skills in problem identification; mathematical and computer tools will be used when appropriate to solve the problem at hand. Prerequisites: MBA 600, 605, 606, 608, and 610
MBA 633 Advanced Organizational Behavior
This course encourages the application of advanced conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the analysis and control of behavior in organizations. Students will practice diagnosing and resolving behavioral and organizational problems related to management functions, individual differences, group and interpersonal conflict, and work/life interface. Includes emphasis on perception, motivation, leadership, influence, work/family conflict, stress, decision making, diversity, organizational learning, ethics, global issues and change. Prerequisites: For MAQC students - MBA 600 and MBA 610.
MBA 642 Managerial Accounting
This course provides an understanding of management information systems used in decision making processes. It is designed with a hands-on approach, encourages participation and interaction through the use of computer projects, case studies, and classroom discussions. Topics include basic cost accounting concepts and terminology, product costing and pricing, planning and controlling a business operation through budgets and variance analysis, and managerial decision-making using such techniques as cost volume-profit analysis and variable costing. Computers and appropriate computer software will be used. Prerequisites: MBA 600, 605, 606, and 608
MBA 670 Essentials of Supply Chain Management in a Global Environment
This course examines classical and contemporary issues in managing supply chains in domestic and global environments. The capabilities that a supply chain must have to support a firm’s business strategy are studied. Students learn to analyze and assess the strategic role of the supply chain and the fundamental issues in managing them. Methodologies for designing and planning a supply chain are introduced and methods to apply them in supply chain activities are learned. Prerequisites: For MAQC students – MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 677 Logistics Management
The course provides students with a thorough overview of the Logistics Management concepts and their interface with other functional areas. Students will learn about activities involved in moving and storing materials and information through the supply chain. Course activities include developing and integrating models of procurement, transportation, warehousing, materials handling and information storage. Problem solving projects and assignments require basic knowledge of Excel and Access. Prerequisites: For MAQC students – MBA 600 and MBA 610
MBA 665 Advanced Law
This course is a comprehensive study of law and its application in business operations and examines the influence of political, social, and regulatory issues on the formation and interpretation of the law. Topics include contracts, negotiable instruments, bankruptcy, agency and employment relationships, and property concepts. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to business decisions while considering both ethical and global perspectives. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
MMC 610 Conflict and Negotiation
Students in this course address the mediation of change, and how one confronts challenges through problem solving, resolution strategies, human management and personal skill. In addition, participants examine the appropriate and varying mediums for conflict resolution and skilled negotiation.
† A Level 2 DAWIA certification for the contracting career field through DAU/FAI may be used to transfer 9 credit hours to the Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management for MAQC 660, 670, and 675.
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