Business analytics has changed the way business executives make strategic decisions. This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative modeling for strategic decision-making. The course covers applications for various business areas with emphasis on Finance. Applications include decision analysis, simulation, and mathematical programming. The course focuses on the process of understanding, structuring, and solving business issues as well as interpreting the solutions. The focus is also on effective communication of analytical results in the context of realistic applications/cases.
Pre or Corequisite: MBA 617 (Decision Modeling With Spreadsheets)
Human Resource Management: Functions, Systems, and Analytics - CRN: 4250 - MBA 645 - 63
This course will provide a fairly complete understanding of the role of the function of HR in any organization and how it must leverage the use of supportive HR TECHNOLOGY to accomplish strategic initiatives. It focuses on understanding the role of Human Capital Management systems in support of specific functions and processes within the HR function such as recruiting, performance management, benefits administration and government compliance, as well as an understanding of the overall objective of the function itself in helping any organization achieve and maintain success and profitability and viability. Additionally the FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, UNDERLYING DATA, DELIVERY OF INFORMATION via REPORTING, METRICS AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS based on effective management and use of HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS typically provided by well established HR Technology providers will be explored.
Real Estate Development - CRN: 4087 - MBA 645 - 62
This course offers a thorough study of real estate development, finance and investment. It offers a step-by-step analysis of the phases utilized in the real estate development process including conceptualization, site acquisition, zoning and permits, planning and design, the construction process, budgeting, financing, and financial reporting and evaluation. It includes an overview of the major types of valuation methods and approaches used for analyzing the main categories of real properties. Leadership, management and control of the development team are also featured topics.
MBA Students will learn the details of the development of an affordable housing structure, including applying for Low Income Housing Tax Credits. MBA Students will be instructed in the process of developing a sustainable building in accordance with Enterprise Green Communities guidelines. Students will learn the details of condo and co-op development, including underwriting and financial feasibility analysis. MBA Students will review and critique a real estate market study. In addition, MBA students will also engage in a case study in which they will conceive of and develop a mixed-use building.