Jul 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accelerated MBA

  
  • AMBA 5140 - Data Analysis and Modeling

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    This course explores the scope of business research, scientific reasoning, problem identification, hypothesis formulation, and data analysis in an accelerated, case-based approach. Topics in statistical analysis include parametric and nonparametric tests, regression, and the use of statistical software. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case-based approach using both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5150 - Accounting Information for Decision Making

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    A comprehensive study of accounting information and its uses by professional managerial decision makers. Topics include areas in financial and managerial accounting and components of consolidated financial statements, cost and variance analysis, and budgeting. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach to accounting information, and is taught with both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5180 - Economics for Managers

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program or permission of instructor.

    This course presents applications of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, tools, and principles as they relate to problems and decisions that confront professional managers of business and other organizations. Microeconomics topics include demand and supply analysis, production decisions, market structure, and input employment decisions. Macroeconomic topics include measurement of economic activity and performance, macromodels, economic policy, and international economic dynamics. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case-based approach to economics and is taught using both on-line and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5210 - Operations and Technologies Strategies

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program or permission of the instructor.

    This course examines the strategic impact of decisions relating to the delivery of products, services, and technology in organizations. Applications and case analyses are used to study operational value and cost, materials management and distribution, management of technologies, and management for continuous improvement for professional managers. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach and is taught with both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5220 - Global Business

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    This course will provide professional managers with the latest conceptual tools and practical applications related to global business. Topics to be covered include organizational culture, international negotiation, communication and culture, leadership in a global environment, and international project management. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach and is taught with both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5230 - Strategic Leadership

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    This course focuses on the leadership roles and responsibilities of strategic managers and top-level managers who are responsible for setting organizational direction, enrolling employee commitment, identifying and managing organizational core competencies, establishing supportive organizational cultures, and ensuring organizational integrity. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach and is taught with both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5400 - Market Strategy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    This course explores the role of marketing in the development of organizational strategy, with emphasis on the business unit and product market strategy levels. The topics of this course include analytical approaches and tools to evaluate international and domestic market opportunities. A variety of learning models are used. The class is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach and is taught with both online and on-ground components Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5430 - Applied Corporate Finance

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    Application of analytical techniques to the firm’s investment, financing, and dividend decisions. Topics include capital budgeting; capital structure; short-, intermediate-, and long-term financing; asset valuation techniques; and introduction to finance theory and literature appropriate to professional managers. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach and is taught with both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5500 - Strategic Management Process

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor.

    This course introduces students to strategic thinking and provides the framework for the entire MBA program. The course takes an executive perspective of general management and provides an understanding of the interdependence between the organization and its environment, with a focus on managing organizations in changing environments, maintaining legitimacy with diverse stakeholder groups, providing clear corporate direction, and ensuring the long-term survival and success of the enterprise. The course is an intensive, accelerated, case study-based approach and is taught with both online and on-ground components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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  • AMBA 5600 - Business Protocol

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Must be student in the AMBA program.

    Designed to aid students in developing confidence and a competitive edge to out perform the competition in their future career. Topics include introductions, conversation skills, social skills, networking, business attire, dining in corporate America, resume writing, interviewing, international business and more. Skills developed assist graduates in obtaining a job, advancing to a higher career position, and making career changes.


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  • AMBA 5800 - Strategic Experience

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: At least three years of professional managerial experience; admission to the accelerated MBA program, or permission of the instructor; completion of all MBA core courses. (May be taken concurrently with the permission of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.)

    This is capstone course is designed to provide MBA students nearing the end of their program with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the program in a realistic problem-solving environment. The course is an intensive, accelerated experience having both on-ground and online components. Enrollment is by permit only.


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Accounting

  
  
  • ACCT 5010 - Seminar in Financial Accounting

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 3020 or equivalent.

    A brief history of accounting followed by a study of alternative accounting theory structures, concepts of assets valuation and income determination, measurements, and reporting classification. The course is also a study of methods used to analyze financial statements and financial information including ratio analysis.  ACCT 5010 is available only to M.Acc. and M.B.A. students.


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  • ACCT 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of accounting and finance within the context of the health care industry. Course coverage includes basic accounting and finance principles and how these principles are applied in the health care arena. Topical coverage includes financial statement preparation and analysis, cash flow analysis, cost behavior and control, capital acquisition, budgeting, reimbursement mechanisms, and managed care.


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  • ACCT 5210 - Controllership and Financial Leadership

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 3110 Management Accounting, or equivalent.

    Focuses on financial reporting, advanced managerial accounting, operations management, and corporate finance. May include topics such as capital and operating budgeting, principles of lean management, Six Sigma, cost of quality, software solutions to financial challenges, internal controls, and asset management.  Both current and future CPAs and CMAs should consider this course if planning to aspire to senior management positions or to gain a more holistic understanding of financial leadership in the strategic and operational decision-making processes of an organization.


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  • ACCT 5320 - Seminar in Accounting Analytics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 4320 - Data Analytics for Accounting, or equivalent

    Focuses on the analysis of data as it pertains to accounting professionals. The course may include topics such as using current technologies available for analyzing data to identify opportunities, solve problems, and improve decision making.  Data creation, collection, storage, and access is explored to simulate real world analytical problem solving.


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  • ACCT 5890 - Professional Accounting Experience

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: All required M.Acc. core courses or permission of the instructor.

    Prepares students to successfully complete one section of the CPA Exam (or possibly the CMA exam if the CPA licensure is not desired by the student and is approved by the graduate coordinator for the M.Acc. program). This course is restricted to students in the M.Acc. program or the M.B.A. program, assuming that the latter meet all M.Acc. foundation requirements.  


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  • ACCT 5905 - Graduate Internship

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Departmental approval required; Graduate students must have a 3.3 cum GPA; completion of at least 3 graduate courses in their program of study; current enrollment in a degree seeking program in the college. Students may not earn more than three (3) semester credits for this course, which can be used as an elective within the Masters of Accountancy concentration choices with prior approval by the department chair.

    Provides experience in accounting by serving as an intern in an accounting work environment. The student, the employer and the Chair of Accountancy sign a learning agreement that states the responsibilities of all parties and helps to customize the experience to meet both the employer’s and the student’s needs. The student must work a minimum of 130 hours to receive 3 credit hours; however, students may work more than the minimum amount during their internship experience.

    Notes: Repeatable up to 3 credits.


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  • ACCT 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Advanced Practice Experiences

  
  • APPE 6001 - Institutional Practice

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Good standing as a fourth year student in professional program of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    This pharmacy practice experience in an inpatient hospital setting exposes the student to the wide variety of daily duties often required of the  pharmacist while in an institutional pharmacy. Some of the areas that will be explored include the medication use process, drug distribution, sterile
    products preparation, automation, operations management, resource management and institutional legal and regulatory standards.


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  • APPE 6002 - Community Practice

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Good standing as a fourth year student in professional program of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    This pharmacy practice experience in a community pharmacy setting is intended to expose the student to a variety of patient-centered services. These services include but are not limited to medication dispensing, patient counseling, drug therapy monitoring, medication therapy management, and drug information services. Resource management and operations management will also be incorporated into the experience.


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  • APPE 6003 - Acute Care Practice I

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Good standing as a fourth year student in professional program of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    This pharmacy practice experience focuses on providing patient-centered care to hospitalized patients. The student will apply their therapeutic knowledge to assess and develop therapeutic plans for patients in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, especially physicians. The student will also be involved in taking medication histories, monitoring patient progress and providing drug information to health care professionals and patients.


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  • APPE 6004 - Ambulatory Care/Primary Care Practice I

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Good standing as a fourth year student in professional program of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    This pharmacy practice experience is focused on providing patient-centered care of patients who are receiving care in a clinic, physician office or other ambulatory / primary care setting. Students will gain experience in communication and assessment skills, physical assessment, chronic disease management and preventative care, and therapy modifications for special patient groups. Other skills developed include drug literature analysis, patient education and counseling, interprofessional communication, and designing and implementing safe, efficacious and cost effective drug therapy to the patient.


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  • APPE 6503 - Acute Care Practice II

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Good standing as a fourth year student in professional program of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    This pharmacy practice experience focuses on providing patient-centered care to hospitalized patients. The student will apply their therapeutic knowledge to assess and develop therapeutic plans for patients in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, especially physicians. The student will also be involved in taking medication histories, monitoring patient progress and providing drug information to health care professionals and patients.


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  • APPE 6504 - Ambulatory Care/Primary Care Practice II

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Good standing as a fourth year student in professional program of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    This pharmacy practice experience is focused on providing patient-centered care of patients who are receiving care in a clinic, physician office or other ambulatory / primary care setting. Students will gain experience in communication and assessment skills, physical assessment, chronic disease management and preventative care, and therapy modifications for special patient groups. Other skills developed include drug literature analysis, patient education and counseling, interprofessional communication, and designing and implementing safe, efficacious and cost effective drug therapy to the patient.


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Allied Health

  
  • ALHE 5000 - Information Technology in Allied Health Sciences

    (1 credit)
    This course is designed for students in the Master of Science in Allied Health (MSAH) program and introduces the first-year graduate student to the requirements of the program, including being successful in an online course, the technology to conduct research, expectations related to the comprehensive exam and thesis/capstone, selection of the graduate committee, and preparation of multimedia presentations.


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  • ALHE 5050 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Allied Health

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the ethical and bioethical problems confronting health care delivery systems. Selected legal principles and their application to the health care field, including corporate liability, malpractice, informed consent, and governmental regulation of health personnel and health facilities will be addressed. Discussion forums on case studies will be incorporated into the course throughout the semester.


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  • ALHE 5070 - Leadership Theory for Health Care Delivery

    (3 credits)
    This course combines leadership theory and practice by blending discussion of research and theory with practical suggestions for improving leadership effectiveness in the health care environment. Topics include leadership and communication styles, various approaches to leadership, sources of power, and the key to successful influence in leadership. Public, group, organizational, and team leadership will be discussed along with an overview of the four-frame model. Issues essential to the study and practice of leadership in health care delivery will be incorporated.


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  • ALHE 5700 - Financial and Strategic Planning for ALHE Professions

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the function of health care finance from an allied health manager’s perspective. The course will prepare the learner for interpreting basic financial statements and familiarize the learner with managerial accounting goals. The learner will be able to take financial data and formulate strategic decisions based upon the available information to lead an organization toward positive financial outcomes.


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  • ALHE 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by the student’s advisory committee, in conjunction with other coursework to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Anatomy and Cell Biology

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • ANCB 7990 - Anatomy and Cell Biology Reading and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Anthropology

  
  • ANTH 5027 - Cultural Resource Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ANTH 1260.

    Encompasses a detailed study of requisite federal and state laws that govern the conduct of archaeology in the United States. Assessment of archaeological site significance in the context of cultural resource management (CRM) is highlighted. Topics include artifact categories, proposal writing, site survey form submission, database management, and budget preparation.

    Dual Listed With: ANTH 4027.


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Appalachian Studies

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • APST 5907 - Foodways of Appalachia

    (3 credits)
    Traditional and developing food cultures of the Mountain South. Topics include: the historical roots of Appalachian cookery; food and class in Appalachia; Native American and African influences on mountain cuisine; immigrant cooking in the mountains; the rituals of the mountain table; the products of the land and larder; traditional food preservation techniques and beliefs; and the emergence and viability of sustainable agriculture and aquaculture.

    Dual Listed With: APST 4907.


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Archival Studies

  
  
  
  
  
  
 

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