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Accredited Online MS Degree in Management at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO


Fall 2014 Online Management Courses

Course Availability Subject to Change

*Below are the online Management 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.

BUSN 6530: Data Analysis for Managers

Marlene Smith

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

Ira Selkowitz

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

Elizabeth Conner

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

David Forlani

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 6630: Management of Operations

Deborah Kellogg

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

John Byrd

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

David Ruderman

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

John Byrd

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 Operations and Project Management

Michael Harper

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 - Entrepreneurial Financial Management

Elizabeth Cooperman

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

Jan Rutherford

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

John Byrd

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 6480: Financial Modeling

John Daley

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 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 Systems Management and Strategy

Eric Thompson

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 6450 - IT Project Management

Curtis Clay Crites

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

James Gerlach

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.

h3>ISMG 6830: IT Governance/Service Mgmt


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 6822: Bus Ethics-Corp Soc Responbl

Ira Selkowitz

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.

RISK 6909: Corporate Risk Management

John Daley

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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