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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    MED 802 - Introduction to Medical Science


    Credits 6

    An introduction to the biomedical sciences and basis for further study in the medical sciences. Introduces the basic tenets of biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, and embryology, as well as histology, pathology, epidemiology, immunology, and pharmacology.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 803 - Hematology & Oncology


    Credits 4

    An integrated study of normal and abnormal aspects of the hematopoietic system along with an introduction to the multisystem discipline of oncology. Overview of pathophysiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, diagnostic tests, and exposure to basic concepts of cancer biology, epidemiology, and anti-neoplastic therapies.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 804 - Musculoskeletal and Skin Systems


    Credits 5

    An integrated study of the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems. Overview of pathophysiology, epidemiology, anatomy and embryology, biostatistics, diagnostic tests, as well as therapeutic principles associated with musculoskeletal disorders and dermatology.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 805 - Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Reproduction


    Credits 8

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 806 - Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems


    Credits 12

    An integrated study of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal systems¿ structures and functions. Overview of pathophysiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic principles associated with disorders.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 807 - Research 1


    Credits 12

    The medical curriculum fosters the multidirectional and multidisciplinary integration of basic, patient-oriented, and population-based research with the long-term goal of improving public health. Basic science knowledge is applied to conduct research, evaluate, and apply findings that enhance community health and produce meaningful health outcomes promoting prevention and/or treatment advances.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 808 - Mind, Brain, and Behavior


    Credits 9

    An integrated study of neurology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, and human development, and understanding of the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous system. Overview of pathophysiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic principles associated with the nervous system and mental disorders.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 809 - Multisystems Disease


    Credits 7

    An integrated study of complex disorders involving multiple tissues, organs, systems, and the diagnosis and management of chronic multisystem disorders. Overview of pathophysiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic principles associated with selected multisystem diseases, including infectious diseases and collagen-vascular diseases as exemplars.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 810 - Doctoring 1


    Credits 1

    The first of a three-part foundational series designed to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors for the modern, competent, ethical, and humane physician. Emphasis is placed on the longitudinal development of clinical skills and professionalism prior to advancing into the clerkship and career preparation phases of the medical program.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 811 - Analytics in Medicine 1


    Credits 1

    A longitudinal, three-part foundational series focused on developing proficiency and analytical techniques in utilizing clinical care experience and research to interpret and apply evidence to patient care and decisions for the improvement of care, healthcare systems and processes. Topics include: biostatistics, epidemiology, bioethics, and evidence based medicine.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 812 - Nevada Community Service 1


    Credits 1

    A longitudinal three-part series integrating community health and service learning experiences throughout the foundations and clinical phases of the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of awareness and accountability to patient care and the community, and knowledge of activism, advocacy, and social justice through professional, civic, and research activities.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 813 - Primary Care Preceptorship 1


    Credits 1

    The first of a three-part, concurrent doctoring series focused on the value and integral role of primary care in the health care system. Instruction consists of weekly, half-day rotations over the course of eighteen months in a continuity, out-patient primary care setting.

  
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    MED 820 - Doctoring 2


    Credits 1

    A part of a longitudinal three-part series designed to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors for the modern, competent, ethical, and humane physician. Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical skills and professionalism prior to advancing into the clerkship and career preparation phases of the medical program.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 821 - Analytics in Medicine 2


    Credits 1

    Part of a longitudinal foundational series focused on developing proficiency and analytical techniques in utilizing clinical care experience and research to interpret and apply evidence to patient care and decisions for the improvement of care, healthcare systems and processes. Topics include: biostatistics, epidemiology, bioethics, and evidence based medicine.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 822 - Nevada Community Service 2


    Credits 1

    Part of a longitudinal series integrating community health and service learning experiences throughout the foundations and clinical phases of the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of awareness and accountability to patient care and community, and knowledge of activism, advocacy, and social justice through professional, civic, and research activities.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 823 - Primary Care Preceptorship 2


    Credits 1

    A part of a longitudinal, concurrent doctoring series focused on the value and integral role of primary care in the health care system. Instruction consists of weekly, half-day rotations over the course of eighteen months in a continuity, out-patient primary care setting.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 827 - Research 2


    Credits 6

    A longitudinal research component continuing the multi-directional and multidisciplinary integration of basic, patient-oriented, and population-based research with the long-term goal of improving public health. Basic science knowledge is applied to conduct research, evaluate, and apply findings that enhance community health and produce meaningful health outcomes promoting prevention and/or treatment advances.

  
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    MED 830 - Doctoring 3


    Credits 1

    A part of a longitudinal three-part series designed to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors for the modern, competent, ethical, and humane physician. Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical skills and professionalism prior to advancing into the clerkship and career preparation phases of the program.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 831 - Analytics in Medicine 3


    Credits 1

    Part of a longitudinal foundational series focused on developing proficiency and analytical techniques in utilizing clinical care experience and research to interpret and apply evidence to patient care and decisions for the improvement of care, healthcare systems and processes. Topics include: bio statistics, epidemiology, bioethics, and evidence based medicine.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 832 - Nevada Community Service 3


    Credits 1

    Part of a longitudinal series integrating community health and service learning experiences throughout the foundations and clinical phases of the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of awareness and accountability to patient care and community, and knowledge of activism, advocacy, and social justice through professional, civic, and research activities.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 833 - Primary Care Preceptorship 3


    Credits 1

    A part of a longitudinal, concurrent doctoring series focused on the value and integral role of primary care in the health care system. Instruction consists of weekly, half-day rotations over the course of eighteen months in a continuity, out-patient primary care setting.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 901 - Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship 1


    Credits 13

    An eleven week integrated experience commencing with an introductory didactic period that reviews and refines essential doctoring competencies to facilitate the transition into the clinical clerkship phase of the curriculum. Clerkship rotations follow and provide for the application and strengthening of core clinical skills required for comprehensive patient care.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 902 - Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship 2


    Credits 13

    To facilitate the integration of basic science knowledge and clerkship skills, longitudinal clinical experiences provide for the comprehensive care of patients, and continuous learning relationships with supervising clinicians and patients. Core clinical competencies are developed concurrently across multiple specialities within the setting and guidance of attending physicians.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MED 903 - Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship 3


    Credits 13

    Longitudinal clinical experiences provide for the comprehensive care of patients, and continuous learning relationships with patients and supervising clinicians. Experiences include  exposure to professional, behavioral, and organizational issues that impact the practice of medicine, and the mastery of core clinical competencies across multiple specialities.

    Prerequisites
    School of Medicine student in good standing.

  
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    MGT 709 - New Venture Feasibility


    Credits 3

    This course emphasizes feasibility analysis as students choose business opportunities they will pursue. In conjunction with case study analysis and interaction with local entrepreneurs, students will assess the technical merits, operational logistics, legal ramifications, consumer needs and demands, team skills and abilities, and the financial viability of their new venture.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the MBA program, or NVM Certificate Program.

  
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    MGT 710* - New Venture Creation


    Credits 3

    Concerned with development of the business tools and skills necessary to successfully create an entrepreneurial venture. Focus includes evaluation of new venture opportunities, obtaining capital and other resources, personnel issues, business operations, and legal considerations. Students will prepare and present a business plan.

    Prerequisites
    MGT 709 , admission to the MBA program, or NVM Certificate Program.

  
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    MGT 711 - Seminar in Negotiation


    Credits 3

    Enhances students’ abilities to use negotiation as a tool for managing conflict, making deals, and making team decision. Examines important aspects of the negotiation process, including preparations, strategies and tactics, international issues, the role of third parties, and ethical issues.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the MBA Program or approval of the Director of MBA Programs.

  
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    MGT 712 - Change Management


    Credits 3

    Change management is the process of transforming an organization’s operations to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. Both the rate of change and its importance to senior management seem to be accelerating. Examines competing models of change, considers various change methodologies, and explores examples of best practice.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the MBA program or approval of the MBA Director.

  
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    MGT 740 - Foundations of Human Resources


    Credits 3

    This course provides an overview of the issues involved in managing an organization’s human resources.  This includes planning staffing needs, recruiting, hiring, developing and compensating employees, managing their performance and legal issues.  The course is designed to help you gain the knowledge of human resource management essential for you as either a line manager or human resource specialist.  Discussions, case analyses and role-playing exercises will be the dominant teaching methods used in this course.

    Notes
    Cannot be repeated for credit.

    Grading
    Letter Grade.

  
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    MGT 745 - Contemporary Topics in Human Resource Management


    Credits 3

    Builds on concepts introduced in the Foundations of Human Resources (HR) course with emphasis on current issues in HR.  How employee policies and HR impact the employment relationship from both the employee and employer perspective.  Demonstrates the overlap between HRM and other business functions.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the MBA program and MGT 740  or approval of the Director of MBA Programs.

  
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    MHA 538 - Fundamentals of Casino Operations


    Credits 3

    Provides students with basic casino table games and slot department management operational procedures. It shows the relationship between these departments and other hotel/casino departments. By the end of this course, students will understand state of the art casino operations management methods.

  
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    MHA 603 - Human Resources and Behavior in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Examines the functions of human resource management through readings, cases and applied research with special attention to strategic HR alliances and developing trends.

    Formerly
    MHA 703

  
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    MHA 604 - Hospitality Organizational Behavior Issues


    Credits 3

    This course focuses on developing management skills through the study and application of theories of human behavior, particularly in service organizations. Areas addressed include: working with/through others, communication, coaching and counseling, providing feedback, goal setting, stress management, creative problem solving, motivation, power, conflict management, group dynamics and developing effective teams.

  
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    MHA 605 - Financial Analysis for the Service Industries


    Credits 3

    Problems and cases in applying accounting and financial information to executive decision making in the hospitality industry.

    Formerly
    MHA 705

  
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    MHA 606 - Hospitality Revenue Management


    Credits 3

    This course deals with the theory and practice of operational and strategic revenue management policy and problems in the hospitality industry. It briefly examines the critical areas of yield management and revenue maximization in the context of hospitality and tourism industry. Emphasis is placed upon current issues in revenue management systems.

    Formerly
    MHA 706

  
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    MHA 607 - Hospitality Industry Cost Control


    Credits 3

    Course examines: types and nature of costs in hotels and restaurants, the role of cost control in gaining competitive advantage, the application of food and beverage cost control methods, cost forecasting approaches, Cost Volume Profit analyses, Activity Based Cost, and an introduction to energy and utility cost control.

  
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    MHA 608 - Casino Accounting and Auditing


    Credits 3

    Detailed examination of accounting systems, procedures, and controls particular to the gaming industry as required by both management and government for internal auditing, financial reporting, and managerial control.

    Prerequisites
    MHA 618 , enrollment in the Gaming Management subplan.

  
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    MHA 611 - Laws of Innkeeping and Food Service


    Credits 3

    Examines through case studies and discussion the modern application of the laws of innkeeping using a historical perspective.

    Formerly
    MHA 711

  
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    MHA 616 - Principles and Practices in Hospitality Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the management techniques employed in hospitality companies. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on management systems for a variety of public and private operations.

    Formerly
    MHA 716

  
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    MHA 617 - Principles and Practices in Convention and Meetings Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of convention and meeting industries. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on equity structures, operations, marketing, and systems for a variety of convention and meetings management issues.

    Formerly
    MHA 717

  
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    MHA 618 - Gaming Operations


    Credits 3

    Examination of the history, developments, mechanisms, and techniques employed in the management of casino companies. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on organization and department policies, processes, management, gaming, contracts, and marketing for a variety of operating structures.

    Formerly
    MHA 718

  
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    MHA 620 - Principles and Practices in Food Service Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the mechanisms and techniques employed in the management of food service companies. Comparisons, case studies, and selected topics focus on equity structures, operations, multiunits, marketing, and systems for a variety of public and private operations.

    Formerly
    MHA 720

  
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    MHA 621 - Gaming, Government & Community Relations


    Credits 3

    An examination of the relationships between the gaming industry and local, regional, and national governments and communities, focusing on expectations, requirements, economic and social impact, and quality of life.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 622 - Sociology of Gambling


    Credits 3

    Analysis of patterns of participation in various forms of gambling; political/economic background of gambling; effects of gambling on communities, lifestyles, and value systems.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 623 - Internet and Mobile Gaming


    Credits 3

    Examines the major components of internet gaming; the history of internet-based casino gaming; the emergence of mobile casino gaming; the current regulatory issues with both internet-based and mobile gaming; current trends; and the future of internet-based and mobile casino gaming.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 624 - Gaming Regulations, Law and Compliance


    Credits 3

    Detailed investigation of the gaming industry with an emphasis on policies and procedures governing gaming activities that have developed through legislation, court decisions, and regulations.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 625 - Information Technology in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Examines the current level of technology use, explores the potential uses of existing technology, and discusses new technologies in the hospitality industry.

    Formerly
    MHA 725

  
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    MHA 626 - Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    An examination of sustainability practices in hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality facilities. Topics covered include material use, waste reduction, and recycling; water conservation; energy management; site selection and green building design, and indoor environmental quality issues. A special emphasis is placed on certifications and certifying organizations.

    Formerly
    MHA 726

  
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    MHA 627 - Gaming Technologies


    Credits 3

    Examination of the current level of casino gaming technology use, the potential uses of existing technology, and emerging technologies in the casino industry with an emphasis on the role of technology as a strategic tool in casino operations.

    Prerequisites
    MHA 618 , enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 629 - Statistical Analysis In Gaming


    Credits 3

    Techniques and methods for computing the probabilities, expected values, and house percentages of casino games and analysis of the effects of changes in playing rules and payoff odds.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 630 - Statistical Analysis for Hospitality


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the use of statistical techniques with emphasis on applications for the hospitality industry.

  
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    MHA 631 - Operational Analysis in Hospitality Management


    Credits 3

    Research design, operations analysis, and the application of analytical models for the hotel and food service industry.

    Formerly
    MHA 601, MHA 731

  
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    MHA 635 - Research Methodology


    Credits 3

    Examination of research methods including the scientific method, literature review, sampling, statistics, research design and analytical technique.

    Formerly
    MHA 735

    Prerequisites
    Six or more credits in the MHA program.

  
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    MHA 638* - Database Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism


    Credits 3

    Provides students with a working knowledge of database marketing in the hospitality and tourism industries. Database marketing is an information-driven process of compiling detailed information about customers, leads, and prospects and using that information to segment and target individual customers with appropriate sales-oriented materials.

  
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    MHA 639 - Casino Marketing


    Credits 3

    Examination of marketing theories and practices for casinos with an emphasis on key strategies, tactics, and techniques useful in developing, expanding, and maintaining demand for casino properties, including customer relationship marketing (CRM), social media, player promotions, and guest incentives.

    Prerequisites
    MHA 618 , enrollment in the Gaming Management Subplan.

  
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    MHA 640 - Marketing Systems


    Credits 3

    Development of marketing and advertising systems for hospitality industries based on both the need to create new markets and the need to respond to significant shifts in social and economic patterns.

    Formerly
    MHA 740

  
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    MHA 641 - Dynamics of Tourism


    Credits 3

    Examines major components of international and domestic tourism systems, including socio-economic effects. Legal and environmental problems, and managerial and planning functions.

    Formerly
    MHA 741

  
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    MHA 642 - Customer Development Strategies for Casino & Gaming


    Credits 3

    Analyzing marketing and promotional strategies utilized by the casino industry and developing understanding of valuative techniques that facilitate managerial decision making concerning these strategies.

    Formerly
    MHA 742

  
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    MHA 643 - Talent Acquisition in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Course examines the tactical processes and strategic implications of recruiting, interviewing, selecting and orienting new employees within the hospitality industry. The assessment of relevant skill sets of applicants matched to the strategic needs of the organization is a focus of the course.

    Prerequisites
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    MHA 643 - Talent Acquisition in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Course examines the tactical processes and strategic implications of recruiting, interviewing, selecting and orienting new employees within the hospitality industry. The assessment of relevant skill sets of applicants matched to the strategic needs of the organization is a focus of the course.

    Prerequisites
    MHA 603

  
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    MHA 644 - Online Training and Development


    Credits 3

    Concepts, principles, and techniques of online training. Emphasizes transfer of knowledge acquisition via online learning. Development of online training programs.

    Formerly
    MHA 744

  
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    MHA 645 - Human Dynamics and Organizational Leadership


    Credits 3

    Provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to undertake leadership responsibilities in complex organizations. Applies concepts and methodologies from social and behavioral sciences in the analysis of leadership behavior in diverse organizational and community settings.

    Formerly
    MHA 745

  
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    MHA 646 - Essentials of Negotiation in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    This course explores the major concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation, and the dynamics of interpersonal and inter-group conflict and its resolution. Course concepts will be applied to situations within the hospitality industry.

    Formerly
    MHA 746

  
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    MHA 647 - Intercultural Communication in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Explores communication, culture, and social dynamics internal and external to hospitality organizations within an international context.

    Formerly
    MHA 747

  
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    MHA 651 - Hospitality Service Management


    Credits 3

    Examines service marketing and management concepts relevant to the hospitality industry and explores how these concepts can be applied to service delivery systems in the hospitality industry.

    Formerly
    MHA 751

  
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    MHA 653 - Event Management


    Credits 3

    This course offers an analysis of the fundamental issues that arise in managing meetings, conferences, and conventions, and the skills, tools, and resources necessary for site selection, program planning and management, exhibits, selection and use of facility, volunteers, and budget management.

    Formerly
    MHA 753

  
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    MHA 654 - Risk Management: Safety and Security in Hospitality and Tourism


    Credits 3

     Natural disasters, terrorism, fire, boycotts, lawsuits and transportation or utility interruptions can have negative effects on hospitality and tourism. This course addresses preparing for, managing, and recovering from major and minor realized risks. Managing risk using risk management teams, contingency plans, contract language, and insurance will be discussed.

    Formerly
    MHA 754

  
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    MHA 655 - Meeting and Convention Management


    Credits 3

    Formerly
    MHA 755

  
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    MHA 660 - Research Seminar in Hotel Administration


    Credits 3

    Student solutions to situation incidents and case studies in the lodging segment of the hospitality industry. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Formerly
    MHA 760

  
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    MHA 661 - Research Seminar in Food Service Administration


    Credits 3

    Student solutions to incidents and case studies in the food segment of the hospitality industry. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Formerly
    MHA 761

  
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    MHA 662 - Seminar in Hospitality Education


    Credits 3

    This course covers: overview of the history, organization, and administration of higher education and hospitality management programs, differences between types of degree programs and sources of funding, improving curriculum and instruction for both classroom and distance learning. The course will also investigate the role of faculty members in non-instructional activities.

  
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    MHA 663 - Research Seminar in Casino and Gaming Management


    Credits 3

    Student solutions to situations, incidents and case studies in the casino segment of the hospitality industry. Alternate semesters treat different topics.

    Formerly
    MHA 763

  
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    MHA 675 - Seminar in Hospitality Finance


    Credits 3

    Analysis and application of financial theories to hospitality firms and industry.

    Formerly
    MHA 775

  
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    MHA 681 - Independent Study and Research


    Credits 1-3

    Consultation course consisting of individual student effort under guidance of the instructor. Students assigned to or request assignment to specific problems in hospitality management on the basis of interest and preparation.

    Formerly
    MHA 781

  
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    MHA 690 - Special Topics in Hospitality Management


    Credits 3

    Eclectic approach to special problem areas of current interest employing individual and group research.

    Formerly
    MHA 790

    Notes
    May be repeated multiple times.

  
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    MHA 787 - Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry


    Credits 3

    Comprehensive coverage of various tools, documents, and subject materials utilized to start and maintain a small hospitality business. Includes entrepreneurial perspectives, challenges, characteristics, self-assessment; starting a new venture; developing business idea and business/marketing/financial organizational plans; and financing and managing the new venture. Other issues include legal, franchising, and international entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisites
    MHA 603, MHA 605, MHA 651, MHA 640.

  
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    MHA 788 - Professional Paper


    Credits 3

    Professional paper whose contents serve as a capstone research experience based on a current hospitality topic or problem in the industry. The outcome of this final requirement for the degree is a publishable paper.

    Formerly
    MHA 691, MHA 791, MHA 688

    Prerequisites
     

  
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    MIS 671 - Big Data


    Credits 3

    Introduction to big data concepts, tools and methods. Explores big data principles and information technology innovation in organizations. Includes an introduction to multiple tools and statistical concepts related to the contemporary analysis of big data.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with IS 471. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    MIS 740 - Software Concepts


    Credits 3

    First course in programming for non-programmers aimed at developing a proficiency in designing and writing programs using a high-level programming language. Topics include standard programming constructs (conditionals, loops, etc.), concept of an algorithm, and fundamental data types (numbers, strings, arrays, etc.).

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 742 - Systems Design and Development


    Credits 3

    Covers both systems analysis and design and modern database concepts. Introduces basic systems analysis and design tools and techniques used to analyze business processes and data flows. Also focuses on the relational database model and principles of good database design.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.
     

  
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    MIS 744 - Information Systems Strategy


    Credits 3

    Aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating strategies and plans for organizations and their use of technology. Foundational theories in business strategy and the impact on current technological issues.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 746 - Information Systems Project Management


    Credits 3

    Conceptual material on project management techniques. Planning, organizing and controlling of projects in manufacturing and service organizations. Includes project management process, project scheduling, project resource management, schedule duration risk analysis and management of project.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 748 - Social and Economic Impacts of Information Technology


    Credits 3

    The impact of IT on post- industrial management, productivity, personnel, privacy, competitive advantage, innovation, organizational design, organizational intelligence, decision-making, individual learning, and communication. Students prepare term papers on the impact of information technology on specific industries, depending on their career path interests.

    Prerequisites
     

  
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    MIS 752 - Advanced Topics in MIS


    Credits 1-3

    Advanced or specialized study in a special topic or subject area in information systems.

    Notes
    May be repeated with different subject matter to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 753 - Independent Study


    Credits 3 – 6

    Independent study under the direction of a faculty advisor of a topic in information systems.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 755 - Internship


    Credits 3

    Supervised practical experience with a participating enterprise or government agency, culminating in a written report.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    MS MIS program admission

  
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    MIS 760* - Data Communications and Systems


    Credits 3

    Concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Essentials of local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), and wide area networks (WAN). Transmission and switching efficiency, and regulatory and technical environments. Topics include: security and authentication, operating systems, e- commerce etc.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 762 - Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design


    Credits 3

    Systems development life cycle, analysis and design techniques. Information systems planning, project identification and selection, requirements collection and structuring, process modeling, data modeling. Design of interface and data management, system implementation and operation, system maintenance, and change management. Rapid application development and prototyping.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 764 - Electronic Commerce


    Credits 3

    Integration of technology and commercial practices for doing business on the Internet to improve competitive advantage and expand business strategy. Heavy focus is given to business models and how modern technologies have modified their application. Extensive use of business cases.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 765 - Advanced Web Application Development


    Credits 3

    Covers various Internet development approaches and architectures. Technologies such as HTML, CSS, client-side scripting, server-side scripting, and databases are used. Provides hands-on experience for students to actively develop Web-based business applications that extract and deliver information over the Internet.

    Prerequisites
    MIS 740  

  
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    MIS 766 - Data Management


    Credits 3

    Concepts, principles, issues and techniques for managing corporate data resources. Techniques for managing design and development of large database systems including logical data models, concurrent processing, data distribution, database administration, data warehousing, data cleansing, and data mining.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 768 - Java Programming


    Credits 3

    Java programming language, platform, software delivery environment, internet commerce environment, applications vs. applets/services, Java APIs and extensions, paradigms in information systems, network computers, security and future directions.

    Prerequisites
    MIS 740  

  
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    MIS 770 - IS Security


    Credits 3

    Investigates a broad selection of contemporary issues in information security and assurance, including an introduction to state-of-the-art security tools used in this field. Course focuses on understanding risks to information and how to appropriately manage these risks.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 771 - IS Audit & Control


    Credits 3

    This course will cover how controls are used to assure that processes are adherent with policies, standards and regulations. Controls will be evaluated in regards to their appropriateness and to their operating effectiveness. This course will provide an exposure to the COBIT framework, corporate governance and the IT audit process.

  
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    MIS 772 - Advanced Information Systems


    Credits 3

    Technical and managerial issues in the effective development and use of decision support systems (DDS) from three distinct approaches: data, intelligence and groups. Extensive hands-on exercises with state-of-the-art software. Exposure to current industry best practices.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 773 - Research Seminar in Information Systems


    Credits 3

    Survey a range of historic and current research in IS to understand current problems of interest to IS researchers and methods used to address them. A major deliverable for the course will be a proposal for a thesis research project.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

  
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    MIS 774 - IT Governance


    Credits 3

    This seminar addresses roles and responsibilities of IT executives. It offers sourcing strategies and practices for vendor selection and evaluation, negotiation, contract management, risk mitigation, partnership development, intellectual property, talent retention, communication, governance and success measures.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS.

  
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    MIS 775 - Cloud Computing


    Credits 3

    How IT Architecture can meet corporate information system needs. Topics include system scaling, architecture design, enterprise integration, service-oriented architectures, web services, agile application development, corporate IT security, disaster recovery, cost of ownership, and others. Students apply concepts using IBM system i.

    Prerequisites
      or Instructor Consent.

  
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    MIS 776 - Business Intelligence


    Credits 3

    Business intelligence refers to the set of technologies and tools that enable organizations to integrate, store, analyze, and report data for the purpose of obtaining competitive advantage. Students will be exposed to key components of business intelligence applications, including defining data structure, analyzing cubes, data mining, and reporting.

    Prerequisites
      or Instructor Consent

  
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    MIS 777 - Project Feasibility Study and Proposal


    Credits 3

    Mastery of methods and techniques required to propose new systems for processes, applications and products, including idea generation, data collection, analysis, project proposals, client presentations, sourcing and vendor negotiation. Emphasis on data collection techniques, including structured and unstructured individual and group interviews, survey questionnaires, observation, and document analysis.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

 

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