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  • MGT 344 - Human Resource Management


    BBA admission or Business Human Resource Managment minor, SCM 211  or PSY 322  or SOC 215 , prior or concurrent election of MGT 341 , and at least junior standing. (3)

    Organization, training, motivation, and direction of employees. Designed to be helpful to any student who may be called upon to supervise work of others. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 346 - Contemporary Labor-Management Issues


    BBA admission or Business Human Resource Management minor or Health Care Administration major, BUS 250 , and at least junior standing. (3)

    Economic, social and legal issues in labor relations. Detailed consideration of legal issues of concern to managers, including topics such as collective bargaining, health and safety, managing diversity, avoiding discrimination, and compensation administration. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 347 - Managing Projects and Teams


    BBA admission, MGT 341 , at least junior standing. (3)

    Examination of the creation, management, and impact of teams in the contemporary work world. Different types of teams, with emphasis on problem-solving teams (e.g., process improvement teams, re-engineering teams, special project teams). Issues of selection, role assignment, team facilitation, group dynamics, conflict and empowerment. Project management issues such as planning and controlling large-scale projects . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 359 - Business and Society


    BBA admission, BUS 250 , ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    Business-related problems in such areas as ethics, social responsibilities, pollution, crime, urban crisis, discrimination, education and politics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 394 - Management Internship Program


    BBA admission, at least junior standing, and consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Management Internship Program job assignment, planned by the student, the supervisor and the coordinator of the Management Internship Program, with duties relating to the student’s academic program. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • MGT 397 - Project Management


    BBA admission, BUS 110 , BUS 115 , SCM 211 . (3)

    Information systems project management (PM) principles and strategies, including project planning, schedule development, cost estimation, risk and quality management, and project execution, with an emphasis on team building and development and use of collaboration technologies to support project teams within the realm of information systems. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 399 - Directed Research in OBHRM


    BBA admission, at least junior standing, consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Independent study in organizational behavior and human resources management, consisting of a research project, jointly designed by the student and an appropriate instructor, supervised by the instructor until completion, and followed up with a written student report.  Approval of project required prior to registration; number of credits dependent on project scope. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. A maximum of three credits of directed research may be used to meet graduation requirements. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 443 - Developing Negotiations Skills


    BBA admission, MGT 341 , senior standing. (3)

    Introduction to theory and practice of negotiation and resolution of conflict, with emphasis on theories of and preparation, motivation, processes and outcomes of negotiation. Students build competencies in negotiating through experiential learning focused on realistic business situations such as salary negotiations, performance appraisals, contract negotiations, and business proposals. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 445 - Human Resource Development


    BBA admission or Business Human Resource Management minor, MGT 341 , MGT 344 , senior standing. (3)

    Approaches and practices to select, train and compensate employees to ensure organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction. Topics include recruitment methods and tools including measurement of validity and reliability, staffing tools such as the employment interview and training systems (e.g., needs analysis, development, and evaluation) as well as compensation systems that attract, retain, and motivate good employees. Lecture, discussion and project management format. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 449 - Issues in Leadership and Change Management


    BBA admission or Business Human Resource Management minor, MGT 341 , senior standing. (3)

    Examination of contemporary developments and trends (hot topics) that affect organizational behavior and human resource management and the exploration of how to effect organization-wide change. Projects include in-depth interview with practicing human resource manager, in-basket exercise, challenge team building. Capstone course for the OB/HRM concentration. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 489 - Business and Corporate Strategy


    BBA admission, MKT 330 , MGT 341 , FIN 361 ; prior or concurrent election of SCM 371 , BUS 381 , INB 385 . (3) CAP

    Integration of an organization’s functional areas from the viewpoint of the chief executive officer. Processes of managing and exercising judgment in evaluation and execution of action plans. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 501 - Organizational Communication and Negotiation


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to negotiation and resolution of conflict as organizational communication processes vital to managers, professionals and entrepreneurs.  Emphasis on preparation, motivation, process and outcomes of negotiation.  Students build competencies in communicating their interests in light of bounded understanding of the interests of others while developing written, oral, and non-verbal communication skills. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 505 - Talent Management


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Students dig deeper into understanding their organization’s key talent management challenges to uncover solutions that can be used to overcome these challenges. Adopts a systems view of talent management to demonstrate how various talent practices and processes need to be aligned to create effective solutions. Also examines trends and thinking in the talent management field at both the individual and team levels of development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Research-and theory-based examination of human behavior in organizations, with emphasis on management of human resources. Contributions of historical and organizational theorists; contemporary trends in organizations. Examination of individual elements of motivation, personality, perception and diversity (including global/international differences), and group issues of power, conflict, group dynamics, and team building. Personal and organizational ethics; leadership and decision making; use of organizational human resource policies and their affect on human behavior. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 544 - Ethical Leadership


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to ethics, central to leadership, and ethical issues that arise in managerial leadership situations. Identification, explanation and discussion of dominant approaches to ethical leadership, including leader-centric approaches (relativism and exceptionalism, reason and amoralism, power and self-interest, traits and virtues) and group-centric approaches (permission and consent, situations and circumstances, membership and moral particularity, the greater good, everyday leadership ethics). Students apply these approaches, both individually and in teams, in ethical leadership exercises. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 546 - Advanced Negotiation: Theory and Practice


    MGT 501 , MGT 541 . (3)

    Focus on complexities involved in multi-party negotiations, cross-cultural negotiation, and mediation processes, building on foundations in negotiation theory and skills and conflict management developed in MGT 501 and MGT 541.  Topics within these broader themes include the nature of power and persuasion, and models of organizational decision-making and how these represent negotiation processes at the sub-organizational and individual levels.  In-depth consideration of theoretical foundations of negotiation and conflict resolution. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 547 - Strategic Innovation Management


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to innovation as a core component of an entrepreneurial or established firm’s strategy. Reasons why innovation matters and its role as a core business process; the structural design of an innovative organization; how an innovation strategy is developed; the sources of innovation; the role of innovation networks; managing in an uncertain environment; new product and service development; exploring opportunities in open innovation and collaboration; new venture development; value creation, knowledge and intellectual property; and dynamic capability building. Students undertake a team project developing an innovation strategy for an entrepreneurial or established enterprise. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 548 - Leading Organizational Change


    MGT 541 . (3)

    Analysis of the forces that motivate people and organizations to change, with a focus on understanding change processes and providing practical tools for managing and leading change.  Examination of resistance to change; exploration of approaches to enhance the effectiveness of change agents.  Participants learn theories and models of change, assess current organizational practices, and explore the role of leadership in bringing about change. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 549 - Leadership in Organizations


    Graduate standing. (3)

    A comprehensive survey of the main ideas and perspectives that shape the state-of-the-science in the field of leadership, with a focus on development of integrative and practical knowledge of leadership in organizations. Students apply relevant theories and concepts to analyze and solve real-life leadership problems. Not open to students with credit forMGT 449. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the nonmarket environment, composed of social, political and legal arrangements that structure dynamic interactions outside of, but in conjunction with, markets and contracts, from a managerial perspective. Nonmarket strategy formulation and implementation, regulation and antitrust policy, environmental policy and management, law and intellectual property management, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 581 - Management Information Systems


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Concepts, techniques and equipment required for information systems supporting management decisions. Information requirements for decisions. Systems for collecting, processing, storing, retrieving and distributing information. Critical decisions in the design of a management information system.  Not open to students with credit forCIS 510. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 582 - Strategy, Organizational Theory and Design


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to concepts and techniques in strategic management, including environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and evaluation and control. Strategy implementation connects directly to an overview of organizational design and structure, including the nature and definition of an organization, dimensions of organizational design, and nature of effective and efficient organizational configurations. Organizational theory examines the organization as a whole. Macro analysis shows how theory is directly relevant to the leadership behavior of setting goals, developing strategy, interpreting the environment, and deciding on structure and design, viewing the organization as a system that interacts with its environment in order to survive in the face of constant change and uncertainty. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 583 - International Management


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Investigation of multidimensional and multi-level issues affecting individuals and businesses operating across national boundaries by taking a systematic approach, identifying challenges and opportunities facing managers and respective methods for overcoming and exploiting them. Explores international management from a macro-level perspective, identifying traditional issues associated with globalization, cross-national institutional differences, as well as contemporary issues such as: economic (dis)integration, terrorism, international cyber-security and espionage, and the scarcity of natural resources, among others. Also takes micro-level perspective, identifying various cultural differences faced by managers including managing cultural diversity and balancing cross-cultural differences between nations. Building on these perspectives, the course fuses challenges and opportunities into a framework for international strategic management that involves sensing and responding to these and implementing initiatives that align with the organization’s overall mission and global strategy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 589 - Strategic Management


    ACC 521 , FIN 551 FIN 561 MGT 541 , MGT 552 MKT 531 , SCM 512 ; prior or concurrent election of  INB 585 , MGT 581 , SCM 571 . (3)

    Examination of macro organization issues (stages, technology, structure, culture, environment) that influence and demonstrate the organization’s strategic choices. Development of a framework for strategy formulation and implementation, including identification of alternatives; study of the total organization as viewed by top management; analysis, synthesis and presentation of policies and action plans. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MGT 591 - Applied Research Project


    Selection and agreement of advisor and graduate standing. (3)

    Independent work with guidance by a faculty advisor of choice on an applied research project demonstrating command of material, ability to relate material to a real problem, and including analysis and conclusions. In-depth study of a management problem; the student is encouraged to choose a job-related topic whose solution will benefit student’s employer and career. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • MGT 595 - Business Internship Experience


    Graduate standing. (1-3)

    Business internship job assignment, planned by student, supervisor, and Coordinator, Student Services, with duties relating to student’s academic program.  Cannot be completed at current place of employment.  May be reelected.   A maximum of three credits in MGT 591 and MGT 595, together, may be applied to MBA degree requirements.   Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • MGT 599 - Special Topics in Management


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Specific topics to be announced in advanced of registration.  Offered at irregular intervals. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 330 - Principles of Marketing


    ECN 202 ; at least junior standing.  (3)

    Introduction to marketing from managerial viewpoint. Markets; consumer behavior; product policies; pricing strategy; wholesaling, retailing, and channels of distribution; promotional strategies, personal selling, sales management, advertising, and sales promotion; related topics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 332 - Marketing Research


    BBA admission or Business Marketing minor, BUS 115 , SCM 211  or equivalent, MKT 330 . (3)

    Methods of determining organizational requirements for information, and for reducing available data to develop needed additional information. Use of computer to perform hands-on data analysis required.  A project-based component will be used to understand the application of concepts. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 336 - Integrated Marketing Communications


    BBA admission or Business Marketing minor, MKT 338 . (3)

    Introduction to communications tools used by marketers, including: advertising, personal selling, promotions, public relations, direct marketing, and alternative marketing channels.  Formulation and analysis of promotional goals; planning, organizing, and controlling the promotion function; creative planning; budgeting and media selection; the role of IMC in the overall marketing process and in creating and maintaining a brand. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 338 - Consumer Behavior


    BBA admission or Business Marketing minor;  SCM 211  or equivalent; prior or concurrent election of MKT 330 ; a course in psychology. (3)

    Study of macro and micro consumer behavior. Emphasis on basic determinants of how and why consumers purchase needed products and services. Analysis of current consumer movement and of consumer buying problems. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 394 - Marketing Internship Program


    BBA admission, at least junior standing, and consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Marketing Internship Program job assignment, planned by the student, the supervisor and the coordinator of the Marketing Internship Program, with duties relating to the student’s academic program. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • MKT 399 - Directed Research in Marketing


    BBA admission, at least junior standing, consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Independent study elected in marketing, consisting of a research project, jointly designed by the student and an appropriate instructor, supervised by the instructor until completion, and followed up with a written student report.  Approval of project required prior to registration; number of credits dependent on project scope. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. A maximum of three credits of directed research may be used to meet graduation requirements. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 430 - Services Marketing


    BBA admission or Business Marketing minor,  BUS 115 , SCM 211  or equivalent, MKT 330 , ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    Strategies involved in marketing of services.  External environmental and internal control factors as applied to professional, financial, educational, entertainment, health care, governmental, religious, non-profit, and other organizations, institutions and agencies.  Includes a project-based component used to understand application of concepts. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 432 - International Marketing


    BBA admission or Business Marketing minor, BUS 115 , SCM 211  or equivalent, MKT 330 , ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    International marketing and its role in multinational firms.  Appraising international marketing opportunity; product, price, promotion and distribution policies; analysis of the foreign marketing environment.  Includes a project-based component used to understand application of concepts. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 435 - New Product Development


    BBA admission or Business Marketing minor,  MKT 332 , ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    Focus on steps firms take to develop new products, from idea generation to commercialization.  Students are exposed to decision-making and analytical tools necessary for effectively managing the new product development process. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 437 - Retail Management


    BBA admission, MKT 330 . (3)

    Examination of recent developments in retail management, with a focus on associated internal, external and customer environments.  Management and marketing issues including merchandise planning, pricing, location, promotional strategies, human resources management, store design, and customer; recent trends in retailing technology which affect how merchandise is sold and managed, including electronic retailing, RFID and other new technologies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 438 - Marketing Strategy


    BBA admission, MKT 332 , MKT 338 , a marketing elective, ECN 202 . (3)

    Application of marketing theory to contemporary marketing problems.  Develops student’s ability to integrate all major areas of marketing.  Students work in groups with local organizations with specific marketing concerns.  Includes project-based component used to understand the application of concepts. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 531 - Marketing Management


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to marketing management. Marketing environment, markets, buyer behavior and characteristics, market segmentation and target marketing; consumer, industrial and international marketing; product policies, promotion strategies, distribution and pricing decisions. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 532 - Marketing Strategy


    MKT 531  and graduate standing. (3)

    Traditional concepts such as market segmentation and product life cycle; new concepts such as product positioning, market structure analysis, portfolio management, and consumer measurement. Theory and models applicable to product development; emphasis on consumer measurement techniques and new product planning. Focus on strategic issues of the marketing planning process and its integration with the new product development process. Not open to students with credit for MKT 438. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 533 - Advanced Consumer Behavior


    MKT 531  and graduate standing. (3)

    Focus on transition from an economics-driven, rational understanding of behavior towards a more psychosocial understanding, including the role of affect (feelings) and how they modify consumer rationales, with input from various disciplines including economics, psychology, sociology and neuroscience.  Managerial application in product-related industries with the objective of understanding how consumers choose and use products and modifying marketing plans to better suit decision processes. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • MKT 534 - Integrated Marketing Communications


    MKT 531  and graduate standing. (3)

    Integrated marketing communication (IMC) as a customer-centric data-driven approach to communicating with customers.  Organized communication, including advertising, direct marketing, public relations, sales promotion, brand management and interactive services, for building successful long-term relationships with customers.  How firms develop integrated cross-media strategies to reach a target audience and deliver the brand promise. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 535 - Brand Strategy


    MKT 531  and graduate standing. (3)

    Integrative, dynamic view of competitive brand strategy applicable to manufacturers, service organizations and resellers.  Why brands are important, what they represent to consumers, and what organizations should do to manage their brands over time; how to create brand equity and how to use it to expand global business opportunities.  Strategies for pioneering brands, for late entry, for growth, for mature and declining markets, and for defensive marketing. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 536 - International Marketing


    MKT 531  or equivalent and graduate standing. (3)

    International marketing and its role in multinational firms. Appraising international marketing opportunity; product, price, promotion and distribution policies; analysis of the foreign marketing environment.  Not open to students with credit for MKT 432. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 537 - Digital Marketing


    MKT 531  and graduate standing. (3)

    The marketplace as it has changed over the past decade, as brick and mortar commerce has given way to e-commerce, m (mobile)-commerce, and u (ubiquitous)-commerce.  New technologies and applications used to target customers and influence them (e.g., social media such as YouTube, Second Life and virtual communities).  Includes training on types of online consumer behavior, online marketing tools, wireless media, and location-aware advertising. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MKT 538 - New Product Design and Development


    MKT 531 . (3)

    Investigation of development and management of new products from a marketing perspective, designed to help students understand management issues, develop strategic thinking, and learn tools and techniques to make better decisions in new product development. Analysis of various stages of the development process, including concept generation, project evaluation, development and product launch, and the role of marketing in making new products more successful. Focus on strategies for aligning new product development with market opportunities, and processes for choosing rational and effective activities for converting ideas into compelling new products. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 090 - Intermediate Algebra


    Qualifying score on department placement test. (3)

    Review of basic algebra, inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents. Students complete web-based computer modules under guidance of instructor. Not open to students who have completed MTH 111 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Credit for MTH 090 applies to determination of grade point average and full-time or parttime status, but does not count toward a degree. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 100 - A Survey of High School Mathematics


    Consent of instructor; successful completion of MTH 090  or placement into MTH 111  by math placement exam. (3) FQ

    Survey of mathematics studied in high school, including algebra & functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics & probability. Designed for teacher candidates and others interested in refreshing their mathematical skills and preparing for standardized tests. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 109 - Mathematical Modeling Using College Algebra


    MTH 090  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement test. (3) FQ

    Mathematical modeling of real-world issues using algebraic tools including linear, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; and descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and variability.  Not open to students who have completed MTH 118 or higher. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 111 - College Algebra


    MTH 090  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement test. (3)

    Review of basic algebraic concepts, equalities and inequalities, lines, equations and graphs, functions, linear systems.  Not open to students who have completed MTH 118 or higher with a grade of C (2.0) or better . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 112 - Liberal Arts Mathematics


    MTH 090  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement test. (3) FQ

    Exploration and problem-solving in topics chosen to develop a broad understanding of the nature of mathematics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 118 - Calculus for Management and Social Sciences


    MTH 111  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement test. (4) FQ

    Polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; the derivative and applications; the integral and applications; functions of several variables and partial derivatives.  Not open to students with credit forMTH 121 or MTH 122. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 120 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics


    MTH 111  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement test. (4) FQ

    Trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties, graphs, and fundamental identities; conic sections.  Not open to students who have completed MTH 121 or higher with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 121 - Calculus I


    MTH 120  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or qualifying score on departmental placement test. (4) FQ

    Differentiation and its applications; limits; introduction to integration.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 122 - Calculus II


    MTH 121  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Integration and its applications; infinite series. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 192 - Selected Topics


    See course schedule for prerequisites. (1-4)

    Topics of interest in mathematics, to be announced in the course schedule. Various offerings treat different topics. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 193 - Mathematics Honors Seminar


    Open by invitation. (1)

    Introduction to advanced mathematics. May include the nature of the real line, limits and continuous functions, applications of calculus to mathematical modeling in biology and physics, and introductions to other branches of mathematics such as number theory and topology. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 200 - Mathematical Proofs and Structures


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to propositional and predicate logic; reading and writing of mathematical proofs; naïve set theory; number systems. Designed for students considering a concentration in mathematics or intending to take MTH 328, MTH 329, MTH 333, MTH 354, MTH 422, MTH 423 or MTH 456. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 219 - Applied Linear Algebra


    MTH 118  or MTH 121 . (3)

    Topics from linear algebra applicable to data analytics careers.  Representation of problems using visualization of lines, planes and higher dimensional linear surfaces.  Matrix definition, algebraic operations, properties, determinants; problem solving with matrices including inverses and powers. Linear transformations, kernels and subspaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, singular value decomposition, PCS algorithm. Not open to students with credit for MTH 220. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 220 - Elementary Linear Algebra


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Use of matrices to solve linear equations or describe mathematical models, aided by the use of computer algebra systems. Emphasis on eigenvalues and eigenvectors, abstract vector spaces, and linear transformations. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 222 - Multivariate Calculus


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; MTH 220  recommended. (4)

    Differential, integral and vector calculus, including vector operations, geometry of space, parametric curves and surfaces, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Line Integrals, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, and Gauss’s Theorem. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 230 - Introduction to Discrete Structures


    MTH 118  or MTH 121 , with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Sets, integers and modular arithmetic, propositional logic, induction, recurrence relations, permutations and combinations, relations and equivalence relations, functions and order of growth, trees and graphs. Also listed as CSC 230 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 250 - Introduction to Computer-Based Mathematics


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, concurrent election of MTH 122 , or consent of instructor. (1)

    Interactive use of computer-based mathematics systems, with emphasis on syntax and visualization.  Examples drawn primarily from the disciplines of science, engineering, and mathematics. Also listed as PHY 250 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • MTH 272 - Introduction to Statistics


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better or concurrent election of MTH 122 . (3)

    Descriptive statistics, rules of probability, discrete and normal distributions, measures of location and spread, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, analysis of variance. Use and misuses of statistics to draw conclusions; utilization of graphing calculators and computer software for statistical computation. Not offered every semester; see http://www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 301 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling


    MTH 220  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, prior or concurrent election of MTH 222 . (3)

    Introduction to the theory and methods of mathematical modeling as a tool for understanding the real world. Discrete, continuous, deterministic and stochastic models; applications to data science, physics, biology, economics and engineering. Computer simulations using a programming language such as MATLAB, Python or R. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 303 - Introduction to Differential Equations


    Prior or concurrent election of  . (4)

    First-order, linear higher-order, and systems of differential equations with applications; basic complex numbers; introductory numerical methods; stability of linear and almost linear systems with phase plane; the Laplace transform method; matrices and vectors; the eigenvalue method for homogeneous systems. Not open to students with credit for MTH 305. Not offered every semester; see http://www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 305 - Differential Equations


    Prior or concurrent election of MTH 222 . (3)

    Solution of first order equations, linear equations with constant coefficients; certain higher order differential equations, Laplace transform methods, applications.  Not open to students with credit for MTH 303. Usually offered in the Fall. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 306 - Introduction to Data Science


    MTH 220  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; some knowledge of computer programming. (3)

    Overview of data science, including a broad selection of key challenges in and methodologies for working with big data. Topics include data collection, integration, management, statistical analysis, visualization, prediction and informed decision-making, as well as an introduction to machine learning algorithms. Students acquire a working knowledge of data science through hands-on projects and case studies in a variety of business, engineering, social science, or life science domains. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 327 - Coding Theory


    MTH 220  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Fundamental concepts of error-correcting codes and cryptography. Finite fields; linear, cyclic and BCH codes; Reed-Solomon codes and digital audio recording.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 328 - Algebra and Number Theory I


    MTH 200 , MTH 220 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Divisibility, factorization, modular arithmetic, Diophantine equations, and an introduction to abstract structures through the use of groups, rings and fields.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 329 - Advanced Linear Algebra


    MTH 200 , MTH 220 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Linear transformations of vector spaces; canonical forms of matrices.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 331 - Conics and Cubics


    MTH 200 , MTH 220 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to algebraic curves of low degree. Intersections of curves; Bezout’s Theorem; theorems of Pascal and Brianchon; classification of cubics, addition on cubics.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 333 - College Geometry


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; MTH 200  with a grade of C (2.0) or better or concurrent election of MTH 200 . (3)

    Selected topics in Euclidean, projective, and other geometries.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 354 - Number Theory


    MTH 200  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or consent of instructor. (3)

    Divisibility, congruences, number theoretic functions. Diophantine equations, distribution of primes, rational approximation.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 357 - Advanced Calculus


    MTH 222  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; prior or concurrent election of MTH 303  or MTH 305 . (3)

    Intended for science concentrators. Fourier series, differential and integral vector calculus. Additional topics chosen from orthogonal functions and partial differential equations.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 358 - Mathematical Cryptography


    MTH 220  or MTH 222  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or consent of instructor. (3)

    Mathematics fundamental for designing encryption and decryption systems, including basic number theory. Classical cryptosystems, public-key cryptosystems, RSA, ElGamal, digital signatures, DES and AES, elliptic curve cryptography. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 362 - Combinatorics with Applications


    MTH 200 , MTH 220 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or concurrent election. (3)

    Combinatorics including permutations, combinations, and inclusion/exclusion. Recurrence relations and finite differences. Graph theory including paths, trees, and optimization algorithms. Introduction to linear programming. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 363 - Games and Game Theory


    Grade of C (2.0) or better in one from: MTH 200 , MTH 220 , MTH 222 , MTH 230 . (3)

    Analysis of both combinatorial and sociological games. Topics include Nim and Nim-like games, Hex, the Sprague-Grundy Theorem, zero-sum games, the prisoner’s dilemma, Nash equilibria, linear programming. Individual projects allow students to investigate games of their own choice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 370 - Probability with Statistical Applications


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Probabilities of events; independence and conditional probabilities; discrete and continuous random variables; expectation, variance and standard deviation; special distributions; joint distributions; applications to statistics.  Not offered every semester ; see www.umflint.edu/math .  Not open to students who have completed MTH 372 with a grade of C (2.0) or better . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 372 - Probability


    MTH 222  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Random experiments, sample spaces, probabilities of events; independence and conditional probability; discrete and continuous random variables, distribution and density functions; expectation, variance, and standard deviation; special distributions and moment generating functions; analysis of joint distributions. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 374 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis


    MTH 220  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; knowledge of a programming language. (3)

    Numerical methods for solving algebraic equations in one or more variables, integration, interpolation, curve-fitting, and solving differential equations. Emphasis on theoretical aspects, including error analysis. Applications and problems for computer solutions. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 375 - Mathematical Statistics


    MTH 372  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or MTH 222 , MTH 370 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Limiting distributions, stochastic convergence, central limit theorem, point and interval estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, nonparametric tests, sufficiency, completeness, linear regression, analysis of variance.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 377 - Methods of Operations Research


    MTH 220  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Topics in mathematical modeling, including detailed study of linear programming and simplex methods. Additional topics chosen among dynamic programming, game theory, queuing theory, integer programming, and project scheduling.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 378 - Theory of Interest


    MTH 122  with a grade of C (2.0) or better or concurrent election of MTH 122 ; or MTH 118  with a grade of B (3.0) or better. (3)

    Theory and applications of interest, including measurement of interest; annuities certain; amortization schedules and sinking funds; bonds and related securities. Intended for students interested in actuarial science, finance, or applications of mathematics to business.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 380 - Financial Derivatives


    MTH 122  with grade of C (2.0) or better, or concurrent election of MTH 122 ; or MTH 118  with a grade of B (3.0) or better. MTH 378  recommended. (3)

    Analysis of financial derivatives including options, forwards, futures and swaps; no-arbitrage pricing and put-call parity. Introduction to binomial and Black-Scholes option pricing. Emphasis on preparation for actuarial exam FM. Intended for students interested in actuarial science, finance, or applications of mathematics. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • MTH 385 - History of Mathematics


    MTH 200  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Mathematical ideas with emphasis on the development of at least one of the areas of algebra, geometry, or calculus. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 390 - Problem-Solving Seminar


    Consent of instructor. (1)

    Emphasis on techniques such as exploring examples, special cases, extreme cases, and working backward from known answers. Students encouraged to submit solutions to the problem sections of mathematics journals and to enter mathematics competitions. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 391 - Directed Study


    Consent of instructor. (To be arranged). (1-4)

    Independent study under supervision of the instructor. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 392 - Selected Topics


    See course schedule for prerequisites. (1-3)

    Topics of interest in mathematics, to be announced in the course schedule. Various offerings treat different topics. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math . May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 393 - Actuarial Exam P Preparation Seminar


    MTH 372  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (1)

    Review of calculus and probability required for Society of Actuaries Exam P (Casualty Actuarial Society Exam 1). Students solve problems from past exams. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 394 - Honors Independent Study


    Consent of Honors Advisor. Open only to Honors Program students in mathematics. (3)

    Independent study in preparation for the senior honors thesis. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • MTH 395 - Mathematics Instructional Practicum


    Consent of TCP advisor. (1-2)

    Teaching experience in mathematics under the supervision of a Mathematics faculty member. Based on interests and experience, students engage in tutoring, grading homework, aiding with cooperative learning in the classroom, serving as a supplemental instructor, and/or teaching lessons. Three hours of work per week, or 42 hours per semester, required for each credit hour. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • MTH 396 - Actuarial Exam FM Seminar


     MTH 378  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (2)

    Theory of interest review; other topics required for the Financial Mathematics actuarial exam.  Student solve sample problems for the exam. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 401 - Mathematics TCP Capstone Course


    Concentration in mathematics; senior standing; grades of C (2.0) or better in four MTH courses numbered 300 or higher; concurrent election of SEC 341 ; consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    Students revisit and synthesize key ideas in middle and high school mathematics through the skills and understandings gained from their major course work in mathematics. Students prepare a written paper and seminar talk related to content covered in the course, and take the MFAT exam. Intended for election in the last semester prior to Winter student teaching. Usually offered in the Fall. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 402 - Mathematics Capstone Course


    Concentration in mathematics; senior standing; grades of C (2.0) or better in four MTH courses numbered 300 of higher; consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    Focus on reading, writing and presenting mathematics, as well as the process of engaging in mathematical research. Students prepare a paper and a seminar talk on an individually chosen topic, in consultation with the course instructor or other faculty. Students also take the MFAT exam. Intended for election in the last year prior to graduation. Usually offered in the Fall. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 422 - Foundations of Mathematics


    MTH 200 , MTH 220 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Source and evolution of mathematical ideas and methods, relation to logic. Axiomatic method, cardinal and ordinal numbers.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 423 - Elementary Topology of the Linear Continuum


    MTH 200  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; consent of instructor. (3)

    Axiomatic development of the topological properties of the linear continuum without consideration of an algebraic structure. Neighborhoods, open sets, limit points, Bolzano-Weierstrass property, Heine-Borel property, category, Cantor-Bendixson theorem. Proofs presented by the students. Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 428 - Algebra and Number Theory II


    MTH 328  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Further study of groups, rings, and fields, including the fundamental isomorphism theorems and Galois theory. Topics may include the impossibility of geometric constructions, the unsolvability of the general quintic equation, modules, or representation theory.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 456 - Real Analysis


    MTH 200 , MTH 220  , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Topology of Euclidean spaces, concepts of limit, continuity, differentiability and integrability of real and vector functions. Additional topics chosen among infinite series, inverse and implicit function theorems, Stieltjes integrals, line and surface integrals.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
  
  • MTH 470 - Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable


    MTH 222  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Complex numbers, the Cauchy-Riemann equations, analytic functions, power series, integration, the Cauchy theorems, meromorphic functions, Laurent series, the maximum principle, residues.  Not offered every semester; see www.umflint.edu/math. Graded ABCDE
 

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