5300. Strategic Supply Chain Management. 3 hours. The distribution and logistics imperative is to achieve cost-containment while delivering customer satisfaction. Course examines how channel integration fosters the coordination, systemization needed to maximize efficiency and produces the greatest net value for the customer. Students explore how resource allocation and channel relationship decisions impact inventory, transportation, warehousing, purchasing and packaging systems. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 5150 or consent of department.
5560. Strategic Logistics Management. 3 hours. Analysis of internal and environmental factors affecting logistical systems and operations. Includes the integration of transportation, inventory, facility location, informational flow, materials handling and packaging activities into a system for managing a physical flow of inbound and outbound products and materials in a global environment. The total-cost and total-system approaches are developed in relationship to planning and managing the logistical function within the organization. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 5150 or consent of department.
5860. Advanced Supply Chain Management Problems. 3 hours. Decision-making tools and skills as they apply to logistics and supply chain management. Course stresses developing skills to analyze technical problems and their interrelationships within a company. Prerequisite(s): LSCM 5300 and 5560.
5000. Marketing Concepts. 1.5 hours. A functional analysis of marketing and its importance in the economy as well as in business management. Develops an understanding of the increased complexity of the modern marketing system, why it is essential and how it performs. Embraces business activities involved in moving goods from production to consumption. This course meets the deficiency requirement in marketing for MBA candidates.
5150. Marketing Management. 3 hours. Application of concepts, tools and procedures employed by practicing marketing managers. Specific attention is given to product development and management, promotion development and management, channel selection and management, physical distribution management, and price setting and management. Students acquire skills in the essentials of case analysis and written as well as oral presentation of their analysis. Oral presentations may be made using electronic media. Groups may be required for case work. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 3650 or 5000.
5200. Customer Behavior. 3 hours. In a marketplace increasingly characterized by enduring buyer-seller relationships, marketers must be acutely aware of the individual and organizational characteristics that foster brand loyalty and equity. The identification of changing trends in customer behavior as applied to domestic and global markets, consumer markets, business-to-business markets, institutional markets, not-for-profit markets and governmental markets is critical for competitive success in today's dynamic markets and environments. The student will be introduced to models of buying behavior in consumer, business-to-business and not-for-profit marketing exchanges.
5250. Information for Strategic Marketing Decisions. 3 hours. Overview of methods for conducting market research. Research methodology topics covered include why and when to do marketing research; data types, sources and collection methods; sampling; and data analysis techniques. Use of the Internet as a major resource for conducting market research. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 5150 and MSCI 5010; MSCI 5180 is recommended; or consent of department.
5260. Applied Multivariate Methods for Marketing Decision Making. 3 hours. Develop a better understanding of the relevance of multivariate techniques such as multiple regression, discriminant, factor, cluster, logistics regression, conjoint analysis, etc. to marketing problems. Using a "hands-on, applications, managerial orientation," the course emphasizes appropriate statistical and presentation software and packages that enhance correct application, interpretation and presentation of each technique. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 5250 and MSCI 5180 or consent of department.
5550. Decision Making in Global Markets. 3 hours. The first half of the 21st century will be characterized by significant shifts in the manufacturing, distribution and consumption of products and services. As transitional and emerging economies mature, foreign entry, local marketing and global management become compelling issues in the design and implementation of marketing strategies. Emphasis on the rapidly changing nature of global markets and implications for the desirability and potential profitability of these markets. Significant sources of threats and opportunities, along with those internal resources of a firm necessary for coping with these opportunities and threats will form the core material of the course. Particular emphasis will be given to the market entry and expansion strategies available to multi-national and global marketers. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 5150.
5600. Emerging Issues in Strategic Marketing. 3 hours. Investigation, analysis and discussion of selected emerging problems, methods, concepts relevant to strategic marketing decision-making in dynamic markets and environments. Examines a wide variety of marketing topics. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 5150 or consent of department.
5800. Internship in Marketing or Logistics. 3 hours. Supervised work experience in a position related to the student's career objective that meets the department's internship requirements. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of graduate-level marketing courses. Student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of the department's MBA adviser and the internship director.
5850. Effective Marketing Planning in Dynamic Environments. 3 hours. Development of a strategic marketing plan for a specific product or service utilizing techniques and information from earlier courses in the program. Implementation, control and evaluation plans are developed. Course also addresses the practical aspects of appraisal, prediction and monitoring of external market factors that will impact organizational performance. A major theme of the course is how marketing decisions contribute to developing and maintaining competitive advantage in dynamic markets. Prerequisite(s): must be taken in the final semester of the student's program.
5900. Directed Study. 3 hours. Topic chosen by the student and developed through meetings and activities under the direction of the instructor; activities include required, regular participation in a specified 4000-level class. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Graduate Advising Office prior to registration.
5910. Independent Study. 1-3 hours. Open to graduate students capable of developing a problem independently. Problem chosen by the student and developed through conferences and activities under the direction of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Graduate Advising Office prior to registration.
6010. Seminar in Marketing Thought. 3 hours. Understanding of the history of marketing, theoretical definitions of marketing, and controversies in marketing thought. Investigation, analysis, and discussion of significant issues in the field of marketing.
6020. Seminar in Advanced Consumer Behavior. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary course examining empirical and theoretical studies of the factors that influence the acquisition, consumption and disposition of goods, services and ideas. Analysis of the psychological, sociological, anthropological, demographic and regulatory forces that impact consumers. Examination of research methodologies employed to conduct empirical studies of consumer behavior.
6600. Seminar in Marketing Issues. 3 hours. Investigation, analysis and discussion of significant issues in marketing. May be repeated for credit.
6900-6910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Research by doctoral students in fields of special interest. Includes project research studies and intensive reading conferences with professors in fields involved. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Graduate Advising Office prior to registration.
6940. Individual Research. Variable credit. Individual research for the doctoral candidate. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Graduate Advising Office prior to registration. May be repeated for credit.
6950. Doctoral Dissertation. 3, 6 or 9 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 12 hours credit required. No credit assigned until dissertation has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment in this course subsequent to passing qualifying examination for admission to candidacy. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Graduate Advising Office prior to registration. May be repeated for credit.
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