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Accredited Online MBA Degree at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO


Fall 2014 Online MBA Courses

Course Availability Subject to Change

*Below are the available online MBA courses for the Fall 2014 semester. This list is not comprehensive o​f all Business School courses, nor does it include all online Business School courses. As the semester nears, these courses may reach capacity and be unavailable.

ACCT 6360: Fraud Examination

Vogt, James

This course examines the theories and methods of the full spectrum of fraud examination including prevention, detection, investigation, and adjudication. In this course, you'll explore the significant differences between fraud examination and auditing, going beyond detection into the investigative and adjudication process. Prereq: ACCT 4620 or ACCT 6020.​

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ACCT 6510: Acct-Info Sys Processes-Cntrls

McFarlane, Kevin James

The course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used to understand and evaluate corporating accounting processes and systems. The focus will be on financial and information system internal controls and the flow of corporate information through an accounting system.

A financial system objective and risk assessment approach is used to present concepts and techniques for evaluating the adequacy of system processes and controls. Prereq: ACCT 4054 or ACCT 6054. Cross-listed with ACCT 4780, ISMG 4780 and 6510.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6520: Leading Individuals and Teams

Brooker, Linda Jo

You'll learn the strengths and weaknesses of their management style and how to work effectively with individual differences. You'll also learn how to form teams around purpose/task, diagnose problems and identify and implement solutions by utilizing leadership skills such as

  • setting goals
  • processes and measures
  • interpersonal communication
  • motivation
  • conflict management

You'll develop an understanding of the effect of the organizational and social context on the behavior of individuals and teams.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6530: Data Analysis for Managers

Smith, Marlene Ann

Provides an overview of techniques for data analysis, including multiple regression, sampling theory and applications of probabilistic inference from sample data. The emphasis is upon the applications of these techniques to management problems. You'll be required to analyze data sets, present your analyses in written or oral form and defend your conclusions.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6540: Legal-Ethical Environ of Busn

Selkowitz, Ira Charles

You'll develop a working knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for business decision making. The course addresses the legal system and mechanisms for resolving disputes. Topics include constitutional law, torts, product liability, contracts, property law, consumer protection, intellectual property, business entities and employment law.

It stresses the influence of legal issues on organizational decision making. Note: You can substitute ENTP 6822 but credit cannot be received for both. Health Administration students must take BUSN 6541.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6550: Analyze/Interpret Acctng Info

Conner, Elizabeth C

Emphasizes the use of accounting statements and data in making business decisions. External financial accounting information and concepts are used for investment and credit decisions. Internal managerial accounting information and concepts are used for product costing, cost analysis and management control.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6560: Marketing Management

Forlani, David Alan

Focuses on the formulation and implementation of a marketing plan in the context of the firm's strengths, overall strategy and competitive environment. Emphasis is on understanding the marketing environment and on decision making skills regarding market selection, pricing, promotion, product configuration and management of distribution channels.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6610: Information Sys Mgmt Strategy

Thompson, Eric James

Examines the strategic, technological, financial and organizational issues involved with the effective management of information technology. Topics include:

(1) role and importance of IT in modern organizations (e.g., IT impact on competitiveness, alignment of corporate and IT strategies, IT infrastructures and IT-enabled organizational processes),

(2) alternative methods to develop, acquire and implement information systems (e.g.) evaluation of IT investments, implementing and managing complex IT projects),

(3) nature of IT management (e.g., the evolving roles of enterprise IT management, IT sourcing and contractual relationships) and

(4) ethical and security issues associated with IT. Note: You cannot receive credit if you have taken BUSN 6810 or ISMG 6180. Cross-listed with ISMG 6180.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6620: Applied Economics for Managers

Pelter, Barbara

After taking this course, you should be able to apply economic principles to make optimal decisions given firm cost, demand and market circumstances. Also, you should be able to analyze the firms interactions with its competitive market environment. You will learn basic aspects of federal macroeconomic policy designed to achieve stable prices and economic growth.

Also, you will learn to understand the measurement of output (GDP), employment and prices; the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy; and the balance of trade. Prereq: BUSN 6530 or FNCE 6290 and BUSN 6550, both may be taken concurrently.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6630: Management of Operations

Kellogg, Deborah Lee

This course is concerned with the production and delivery of goods and services. It provides an overview of a variety of key Operation Management issues including scheduling, capacity determination, facility location and layout, distribution and related topics. The use of model-assisted decision making is emphasized.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6640: Financial Management

Byrd, John

This course is concerned with the business firm's decisions to make investments and to finance its operations. You'll learn to use the tools and theories underlying business valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure. You'll learn to evaluate a firm's financial position through the examination of its financial statements and to prepare pro forma statements for the firm. Prereq: BUSN 6550 completed with a C or better. Coreq: BUSN 6530 or FNCE 6290 and BUSN 6620.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6710: Strategic Management

Ruderman, David Neil

Concerned with the development of a general management perspective in establishing the strategic direction for an enterprise. You'll gain an understanding of strategy formulation and implementation within the context of the global environment.

Emphasis is on the integration of knowledge acquired in the previous functional area courses. Note: This course is intended as a final semester Capstone course. Prereq: BUSN 6560 and BUSN 6640 completed with a C or better. BUSN 6630 can be taken concurrently.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

BUSN 6830: Bus/Natural Environment

Byrd, John

Considers the impact of economic activity on the natural environment and the regulatory, market and corporate voluntary responses to reducing this impact. Topics include:

  • externalities
  • life cycle assessment
  • closed-loop systems
  • DfE (Design for the Environment
  • corporate sustainability reporting
  • effective corporate sustainability strategies

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ENTP 6620: New Venture Ops & Project Mgmt

Harper, Michael Dean

Introduces an operations model for developing internal and external operation plans for new ventures. Project management knowledge and skills are used to build operation plans.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ENTP 6824: ENTP Financial Management

Cooperman, Elizabeth S

This course covers the following:

  • financial and legal aspects
  • financial reporting and cash flow analysis
  • financial planning
  • budgeting
  • working capital management
  • asset decisions
  • obtaining capital
  • business valuation
  • franchising
  • lease versus buy decisions
  • and financial aspects of international trade
  • and different methods of obtaining capital
Cannot receive credit for both FNCE 6460 and this course.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ENTP 6848: Leadership in New Ventures

Rutherford, Jan R

Provides you with an overview of key leadership principles for creating strategy and managing teams in a new venture. It introduces leadership concepts critical to gaining true organizational commitment and focuses on case studies relevant to common business issues.

By exploring what entrepreneurial leaders actually do and how visionary leadership is required to develop an organization that is able to execute the strategy through measurable goals and objectives.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

FNCE 6310: Financial Decisions-Policies

Byrd, John

Emphasizes investment and financing decisions, and the analysis of the financial condition of the firm. Specific topics include capital budgeting, cost of capital, financing mix and strategy, firm valuation and management of working capital. Instruction is by the case method. Prereq: BUSN 6640.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

FNCE 6330: Investment Management Analysis

Daley, John Peter

In this course you'll learn investment theories and how to apply them to portfolio management. Topics covered include:

  • asset allocation
  • security markets
  • the analysis and use of investment information
  • risk analysis
  • security valuation
This course is required for the M.S. in Finance degree. Prereq: BUSN 6620 and BUSN 6640.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

FNCE 6382: Survey Fnce/Commodity Deriv

Ray, Rina

This course introduces forward contracts, used in price risk management for millennia. We cover the properties of forward/futures contracts, structure of the markets and strategic implications for speculation and hedging. We price forwards from spot price, and introduce convenience yield.

Options used for insurance purpose (think of your car insurance as a put option) is a more expensive way to manage risk; we cover option strategies and basic pricing. The course concludes with swaps, credit derivatives and structured products. Asset classes covered are

  • equity
  • fixed income
  • currency
  • agriculture
  • energy (oil/gas and electricity)
  • metal/mining
Prereq: BUSN 6640.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

FNCE 6450: Short-Term Financial Managemnt

Cooperman, Elizabeth S

This course is a survey of methods for managing short term assets and liabilities. Specific topics include:

  • the analysis of the firm's liquidity and cash flow
  • banking relationships
  • collection and disbursement systems
  • management of short term investment and financing
  • management of receivables
  • payables and inventory
  • short term forecasting
This course is affiliated with the Association of Financial Professionals, allowing you to earn at least a 'B' to sit for the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP-A) exam. Prereq: BUSN 6640.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

FNCE 6480: Financial Modeling

Daley, John Peter

Develops and implements financial models for purposes of financial planning and decision making. This course is intended to allow you to increase your knowledge and skill in the development of various types of computer-based financial planning models.

You'll be exposed to the uses of a variety of computer software packages that can be used for modeling financial planning problems. Prereq: BUSN 6640, knowledge of computer and spreadsheet software.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6060: Analysis, Modeling and Design

Karimi, Jahangir

Provides an understanding and application of systems analysis and design processes. You'll be exposed to system development life cycle (SDLC), structured systems analysis and design methods, object-oriented analysis and design methods, prototyping and commercial off-the-shelf package software approaches, and joint and rapid application development.

Emphasizes the skills required for system analysts such as analytical, interpersonal, technical, fact-finding, and project management skills. Topics include data, process and object modeling, input-output and user interface design, and systems implementation and support.

To provide an opportunity to develop these skills, an information system project is completed by a group of students. You'll use a Case tool for your group project.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6080: Database Management Systems

Mannino, Michael V

The success of today's business often hinges on the ability to utilize critical information to make the right decisions quickly and efficiently. Transforming mountains of data into critical information to improve decision making is a skill every business decision maker must posses.

This focus course covers the database design topics with a focus on enabling business decision making. Detailed topics include collecting, capturing, querying and manipulating data (using SQL and QBE) for simple to medium complex business applications. Commercial database products (e.g. ORACLE and ACCESS) are utilized to demonstrate the design of database applications in management, marketing, finance, accounting, and other business areas.

You'll be able to design and implement simple to medium complex database applications after successful completion of this course.

Max hours: 3 Credits

ISMG 6120: Internet and Mobile Tech

On-ook Oh

Communication, knowledge sharing, and information acquisition within and between businesses are critical for long term strategic business success. Technological advancements are radically changing the way business communication and knowledge sharing is performed.

This course will briefly examine traditional concepts of wired local area networks for reference purposes, but then will focus on how newer mobile technologies are changing the way business communication and knowledge transfer are conducted. Mobile technologies that will be examined in this course include: WiFi wide area networks, wireless local area networks, cellular telephones, smart phones, and other portable computing devices.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6180: Information Sys Mgmt Strategy

Thompson, Eric James

The effective use of information technology requires the alignment of competitive strategies, business processes, and It applications. In this course, we take a top management perspective to the development of policies and plans that maximize the contribution of IT to organizational goals.

We begin by examining the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of organizations. We then investigate the approaches used to manage the IT function, taking into account legacy and emerging technologies. The vital role of the CIO and project champions are explored. Note: You cannot receive credit for both ISMG 6180 and BUSN 6610. Cross-listed with BUSN 6610.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6240: Website Dvlpmt Prac/Tech

Mannino, Michael V

Presents a broad coverage of design principles and techniques to develop effective web sites. The course emphasizes:

  • (1) understanding the principles of web page and web site design and the process of publishing web pages
  • (2) developing client-side scripts for use in web sites
  • (3) using server-side programs or scripts to develop dynamic web sites using databases, and
  • (4) understanding technologies for managing large web sites including XML schemas, content management systems and web services.
Prereq: ISMG 6020.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6450: IT Project Management

Crites, Curtis Clay

Focuses on how firms successfully manage the adoption of It. Projects and program management principles are the primary focus of this course. Topics covered include approaches to prioritizing projects, estimating cost and time-to-market, build vs. buy decision, planning, monitoring and controlling implementation, measurement, total cost of ownership, effective management of both behavioral and technical aspects of the project and change management. Prereq: ISMG 6180 or BUSN 6610 (6810).

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6460: Emerging Technologies

Gerlach, James H

Provides an introduction to the expansive array of information technologies that form the infrastructure of a modern business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on learning conceptual technological foundations and understanding the business value of the various technologies.

The purpose of the course is to develop your ability to discuss recent technological advancements with other It professionals and management. Technology assessment is emphasized. Prereq: ISMG 6180 or BUSN 6610 (6810). Cross-listed with BUSN 6800.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6510: Acct-Info Sys Processes-Cntrls

McFarlane, Kevin James

Designed to develop knowledge and skills used to understand and evaluate corporate accounting processes and systems. Focuses on financial and information system internal controls and the flow of corporate information through an accounting system.

A financial system objective and risk assessment approach issued to present concepts and techniques for evaluating the adequacy of system processes and controls. Cross-listed with ACCT 6510, 4780 and ISMG 4780.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6810: Bus Intelligence in Healthcare

Scott, Judy E

Provides you with an overview of how business intelligence is used in the healthcare industry. You'll study the evolution of It in healthcare including enterprise systems and systems integration.

Next the course looks at the evolution of business intelligence in general. Using case studies and hands on exercises, you'll learn about different aspects of business intelligence in various subsets of the healthcare industry.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

ISMG 6830: IT Governance/Service Mgmt

Khuntia, Jibanananda

Deals with interrelated decisions on clarifying the business role of IT, defining integration and standardization requirements for the IT architecture, shared and enabling services for the IT infrastructure and business need for SaaS, and governance of cloud computing, IT outsourcing, and other IT services.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

MGMT 6320: Leading Organizational Change

Setzer, Virgil G

Instruction in the analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of problems in organizing people at work. Models of organizational change are examined. Group experiences, analysis of cases and readings are stressed. Coreq: BUSN 6520.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

MGMT 6822: Bus Ethics-Corp Soc Responbl

Selkowitz, Ira Charles

Covers business ethics and corporate social responsibility in the global contexts of employment, marketing, product liability, the environment and other areas. You'll compare ethical theories, including utilitarianism, Kantian, Rawlsian, stockholder, stakeholder and social contract and apply some or all of these theories to actual and hypothetical case studies.

The doctrine of corporate social responsibility is defined and explored and diverging views of corporate social responsibility are discussed. Examples of how corporate social responsibility can increase a company's goodwill and net income are analyzed.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

MKTG 6200: Marketing Dashboard Metrics

Forlani, David Alan

Dashboards help us monitor the functioning of various systems by displaying real-time process or outcome metrics. In the past, such indicators were often not available until the end of a period, which made them more "post-mortems" than management tools.

Operating from a solid theoretical foundation, this class attempts to serve the needs of two groups, namely, marketing professionals with a review of the types of metrics that could be included on their dashboards, as well as professionals from other functional disciplines with insights into what various marketing metrics mean and illustrating the types of marketing decisions they inform.

This is a quantitative class that focuses on developing and understanding marketing performance measures; however, it does not require you to build a dashboard nor does it require you to have advanced math skills. Coreq: BUSN 6560.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

RISK 6909: Corporate Risk Management

Daley, John Peter

This course provides an overview of the corporate risk management process. It considers the ways companies identify their risk exposures, the tools used to measure and mitigate those exposures including the latest developments in alternative risk transfer, and ultimately, how risk management adds value to the firm. Cross-listed with RISK 4909 and FNCE 4909/6909.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

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