Mar 02, 2024  
2021-2022 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses are listed alpha-numerically. The 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series are undergraduate courses. The 5000 series are graduate courses that can also be taken by undergraduates with cumulative grade point averages of 2.75 or higher, who have satisfied all listed prerequisites and whose registration is approved by the department head or program chair responsible for the course. The 6000 series courses are restricted to graduate students only. Courses below 1000 are developmental in nature, are not counted in GPA calculations and do not count toward any Florida Tech degree.

Courses that may be taken in fulfillment of Undergraduate Core Requirements are designated as follows: CL: computer literacy requirement, COM: communication elective, HU: humanities elective, LA: liberal arts elective, Q: scholarly inquiry requirement, SS: social science elective, CC: cross-cultural, Hon: course may include honors sections during some semesters. These designations follow the course descriptions. Other courses that satisfy Undergraduate Core Requirements are identified by the course prefix: any MTH course can be used toward meeting the mathematics requirement; and any AVS, BIO, CHM or PHY course, or EDS 1031  or EDS 1032 , toward meeting the physical/life sciences requirement.

 

Management

  
  • MGT 5043 Law and Politics of International Conflict Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the legal, political and policy issues involved in international intervention in conflict and its historical background. Explores legal doctrine, official policy and political practice in conflict intervention. Also covers prevention and post-conflict recovery. Includes themes that deal with the continuum from war to peace.
  
  • MGT 5044 Role of Foreign Relations and National Security Law

    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the interrelationship of international and U.S. constitutional law. Focuses on separation of powers; decision-making authority; international law as part of U.S. law; treaties and other international agreements; war power and terrorism; appropriations power; federalism; the role of the courts; and current national security issues.
  
  • MGT 5045 Information Systems for Complex Emergencies

    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the use of information technology systems (ITS) and communications systems in a crisis operational environment. Includes legal and regulatory systems and interface with public safety/emergency agencies.
  
  • MGT 5046 Organizational Behavior in Humanitarian and Disaster Operations

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the contribution to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Studies human behavior of groups and individuals. Includes not-for-profit and volunteer personnel systems. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
  
  • MGT 5047 New Venture Development

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the new venture development process, including all the steps in the process, the behaviors and characteristics of entrepreneurs, creating the business concept, the business plan, financing and growth management.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5002 Corporate Finance  and MGT 5019 Marketing 
  
  • MGT 5048 Marketing Analysis and Strategy

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes advanced analysis of current marketing opportunities and problems stemming from the changing social, economic and political environments. Entails preparation of detailed marketing programs for all or part of an organization’s marketing effort, consistent with its financial and managerial resources.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5019 Marketing 
  
  • MGT 5049 International Marketing

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies formulation of marketing strategies and techniques within the framework of the world marketplace. Examines and adapts fundamental marketing concepts to various economic, cultural, political, legal and business environments.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5000 Financial Accounting  and MGT 5019 Marketing 
  
  • MGT 5050 Advanced International Marketing

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the environment of international marketing and the need for organization marketing on a global basis to investigate the various economic, social, political, cultural and legal dimensions of marketing concepts. Includes emerging issues that create new problems and opportunities for international marketing managers.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5019 Marketing 
  
  • MGT 5051 Logistics Chain Management in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief

    Credit Hours: 3
    Combines lectures and class discussion on assigned topics and case analyses. Includes the role of logistics chain management in the economy and organizations; inventory; global logistics; effective organizing; packaging and purchasing; and materials flow and handling. Also includes the implementation of logistics chain management strategy.
  
  • MGT 5052 Planning and Modeling for Emergency Operations and Disaster Relief

    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies case analysis and modeling tools to a disaster and emergency assistance environment. Discusses systems analysis and constructs computer models. Includes system classification, problem formulation, decision/risk analysis, modeling techniques, discrete event simulation and evaluation of information. Requires a design project.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5053 Project and Program Risk Mitigation

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes a systematic approach to risk management from project initiation through planning, implementation, control and closeout. Discusses various techniques and models for qualitative/quantitative risk assessment and risk management in such areas as post-scheduling and outputs.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics  and MGT 5017 Program Management 
  
  • MGT 5060 Management of Assets

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes determination of requirements for management of major and secondary items. Reviews the needs and techniques for accurate asset reporting and analysis of demand data for customers’ requirements. Emphasizes problems related to unstable items and management methods required to integrate asset acquisition and management into the life cycle program.
  
  • MGT 5061 Systems and Logistics Support Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the management of evolving systems. Emphasizes planning and support requirements of the system during its life cycle. Includes maintenance planning, physical distribution, manpower requirements, facilities and equipment needs, documentation, systems integration and other support requirements.
  
  • MGT 5062 Logistics Policy

    Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes logistics as a science and provides a comparative analysis of different policy considerations. Reviews the role of logistics in organizational policy and problems, and future trends in logistics. Involves a significant research paper or challenging capstone project designed to demonstrate mastery over the complete curriculum.
  
  • MGT 5063 Inventory Control and Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes management techniques and methods related to the life cycle management of material. Addresses material management systems and concepts of standardization, modernization, material reserve, cataloguing, pro-ordering, storage and distribution.
  
  • MGT 5064 Cost and Economic Analysis

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers cost effectiveness, trade-off analysis, system effectiveness model structure, criteria for evaluation of alternative systems, principles of cost accounting and cost estimating for system life cycle. Includes basic math for cost-effective analysis, computer tools for economic modeling and risk assessment.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5065 Supply Chain Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Combines lectures, class discussions on assigned topics and case analyses. Includes the role of SCM in the economy and organizations; customer service; SCM information systems; inventory management; managing materials flow and handling; transportation; warehousing; computerization and packaging issues; purchasing; global logistics; organizing for effective SCM; methods to control SCM performance; and implementing SCM strategy.
  
  • MGT 5066 Systems Analysis and Modeling

    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies case analysis and modeling tools to a business environment. Discusses systems analysis and constructs computer models. Includes system classification, problem formulation, decision/risk analysis, modeling techniques, discrete event simulation and evaluation of information. Requires a design project.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5067 System Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes systems science and general system theory; strategic concepts and process management; systematic decision-making and technical disciplines; and communications theory.
  
  • MGT 5068 System Engineering Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes system technical management concepts and methods as applied to the management of system engineering activities. Covers the general principles and requirements of system engineering and application of system management techniques to manage multidiscipline technical teams engaged in development programs.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5067 System Management 
  
  • MGT 5069 Advanced Techniques in Supply Chain Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers advanced theory and practice of supply chain management including operational and logistics support. Provides an understanding of strategy, organizational structure and new technologies in SCM. Includes the Internet and its effect on SCM, and the concepts and tools used in SCM. Examines requirements, specifications, planning, program design, and maintenance and quality assurance of SCM systems.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5065 Supply Chain Management 
  
  • MGT 5070 Special Topics in Business

    Credit Hours: 3
    Independent study with a faculty member in some area of business in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.
  
  • MGT 5071 Decision Theory

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the normative and empirical dimensions of judgment analysis. Introduces the use of management science techniques and mathematical modeling as a methodology for understanding and facilitating the decision-making process.
    Prerequisite: MGT 5006  
  
  • MGT 5072 Cultural Competency in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers staff and leadership development to effectively understand the complex issues related to workplace diversity.
  
  • MGT 5073 Current Topics in Telemedicine, Mobile Health and eHealth

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the rapid advance of computer and media technology, and its effect on the healthcare industry. Includes health communication, telemedicine, mobile health and ehealth.
  
  • MGT 5074 Current Topics in Health Disparities, Health Services Delivery and Public Health Promotion

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores gaps in health outcomes associated with race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, nationality and migration status. Considers the role of social, environmental, institutional and cultural factors in impacting chronic disease. Includes infectious disease and health promotion.
  
  • MGT 5075 Managerial Epidemiology in Public and Population Health

    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology. Examines epidemiology concepts and tools as they relate to the improvement of decisions about the management of health services. Presents and reinforces basic principles with healthcare management applications and case studies.
  
  • MGT 5076 Research in Healthcare Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores how action research places community engagement and outreach at the center. Includes improving approaches that lead to upgrades in healthcare practices and activities. Draws on working experiences, researching and engaging with those using a collaborative, participatory approach. Serves as the capstone for the healthcare management program.
  
  • MGT 5077 Human Resources in Healthcare Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the management of human resources. Focuses on healthcare service environments. Includes recruitment, selection and retention practices, and performance evaluation. Also includes employee training and development, compensation and benefits, promotion, job design and analysis, and legal issues affecting the healthcare workplace.
  
  • MGT 5078 Special Topics in Healthcare

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes advanced special topics in healthcare management. Contents may vary depending on the needs and interest of faculty and students.
  
  • MGT 5079 Traffic Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the various means of directing, controlling and supervising functions involved in furnishing transportation services and facilities. Examines in detail service support to the customer and the principles and problems involved.
  
  • MGT 5080 Strategic Project Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the practical tools of strategy, planning and implementation at business and corporate levels. Covers the primary challenges of projects (scope, time, budget). Provides fundamental techniques and principles. Follows national standards for successful Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification.
  
  • MGT 5081 Project Tools and Techniques

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers tools and techniques used in project management. Emphasizes how to determine the appropriate tool or technique to use during the different phases of a project life cycle. Provides understanding of theory and the strategic roles of the different tools and techniques available.
  
  • MGT 5082 Cases in Applied Project Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers planning and managing a project. Uses learned project management concepts. Provides hands-on experience in planning and managing a student project. Gives insight through case studies and real-world analyses. Examines methodology and the importance of a formal process. Includes Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3).
  
  • MGT 5083 Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on global business. Covers managing raw materials and finished products, developing transportation and logistics strategies, and merging transportation policies with production and marketing plans. Also covers global supply chain analysis and planning to link marketplace, distribution, manufacturing, assembly and procurement activities.
  
  • MGT 5084 Materiel Acquisition Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the life cycle process of acquisition of materiel and materiel systems. Examines systems management and its application from acquisition to termination. Studies need requirements, cost and schedule considerations and procurement procedures.
    Requirement(s): May serve as the capstone for certain majors
  
  • MGT 5087 Management of Transportation Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies various contemporary carrier modes, emphasizing management problems common to all modes of domestic and international transportation. Investigates and discusses transportation engineering, use of transportation facilities and materiel, and economic, personnel, labor and union aspects.
  
  • MGT 5088 Project and Program Risk Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Systematically approaches risk management from project initiation to project planning, implementation, control and closeout. Discusses various techniques and models for qualitative/quantitative risk assessment and risk management in areas such as cost, schedule and outputs.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics  and MGT 5017 Program Management 
  
  • MGT 5089 Multiple Project Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines alternative methods to plan, schedule and control multi-projects within an organizational setting. Includes the role of multiple projects within an organization and the impact on conventional day-to-day workflow.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5017 Program Management  and MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology  .
  
  • MGT 5090 Practicum for Project Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Formulates and applies the knowledge of project management in an integrative fashion within a project team environment. Requires a written project plan and a significant research paper or challenging project.
    Requirement(s): May serve as the capstone for certain majors. Must be taken during the last 12 credit hours of the program
  
  • MGT 5091 Research Seminar in Management 1

    Credit Hours: 1
    Independent study with a faculty member in some area of management in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.
  
  • MGT 5092 Research Seminar in Management 2

    Credit Hours: 2
    Independent study with a faculty member in some area of management in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.
  
  • MGT 5093 Practicum of Quality Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Formulates and applies the knowledge and skills of quality management principles and practices in an integrative fashion within a project environment. Requires a written quality project plan. Involves a significant research paper or challenging capstone project designed to demonstrate mastery over the complete curriculum.
    Requirement(s): Must be taken during the last 12 credit hours of the program
  
  • MGT 5100 Distribution Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Distribution systems and management from a cost vs. return view. U.S. and world transportation systems’ impact on distribution centers, automated order processing, warehousing techniques and layout, organization for physical distribution management, total systems approach, government regulation, distribution components and management of distribution resources.
  
  • MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and examines historical development of leadership theory and supporting research. Considers past and contemporary theory in self-analysis by students to define their own leadership styles.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior 
  
  • MGT 5105 Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Resolution

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers interpersonal behavior in two-person relationships, emphasizing interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. Also covers group processes, development and how group norms and culture influence interpersonal relationships.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior 
  
  • MGT 5106 Organizational Communication

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes basic communication theory and the effects of communication on human behavior and organizational effectiveness. Provides a basic understanding of organizational communication theory. Uses case studies and experiential exercises to improve communications skills.
  
  • MGT 5112 Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys significant socio-political, legal, technological and economic issues in contemporary organizations and member work-life quality. Uses current and personal experiences within organizations. May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5033 Human Resources Management 
  
  • MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the components and management process of complex projects from the information technology (IT) perspective. Introduces project management tools and techniques useful to the IT professional. Studies the formation and leadership requirements of project management.
  
  • MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the fundamental principles of computer security as applied to information technology (IT). Covers foundations, psychology, prevention, detection, human factors, technical considerations, management processes and future considerations for the security of information technology.
  
  • MGT 5115 Global Information Technology Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers theory, development and impacts of national and international policy on information technology (IT). Explores how frequent shifts in public policy require IT businesses to adjust rapidly to adhere to regulations. Requires development of sophisticated strategies including new technologies, global transfer and analysis to be able to adapt to the changing environment.
  
  • MGT 5119 Accounting for Nonprofit Entities

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers accounting systems employed by universities and other nonprofit entities. Includes fund accounting used by municipalities and county, state and federal government, and financial management cycle from planning through evaluation.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5001 Managerial Accounting 
  
  • MGT 5121 Product Lifecycle Management Concepts

    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts, characteristics, models and drivers of product life-cycle management. Focuses on the people, process, practice and technology that underpin a product-centric. Product life-cycle approach to products and their information.
  
  • MGT 5122 Product Lifecycle Management Applications

    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides exploration and understanding how to use cases realized in all four of a product life cycle (create, build, sustain/support and dispose). Requires taking a product through the four life-cycle phases and understanding how a consistent product centric view drives both innovation and efficiencies.
  
  • MGT 5131 Productivity Measurement and Improvement

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the productivity and quality improvement process, organizing for successful implementation of the Deming philosophy, organizational structure and implementing teams. Includes productivity, profit and quality, organizational anxieties, measurement problems, partial/total firm productivity, JIT and TQM.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5132 Basic Economics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers market forces of supply and demand, concept of utility, firm and production, production function and costs of production, and various market structures. Introduces macroeconomics, the issues of aggregation, circular flow model, monetary sector and the government stabilization policies.
    Requirement(s): Noncredit for MBA majors
  
  • MGT 5133 Advanced Analytical Methods for Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Quantitative models using management science, operations research and decision science techniques with business applications. Includes linear and integer linear programming (graphical and simplex methods), inventory models, queuing models and Markov processes.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics  and MGT 5022 Analytical Methods for Management 
  
  • MGT 5134 Commercial Enterprise in Space

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes economic considerations of space processing and Earth resources observation; history of in-space experimentation and developments; definition of Earth’s orbital environment and its attendant commercial advantages; launch operations and landing/retrieval; financial/profit considerations of operating in space; and current commercial space opportunities and risks.
  
  • MGT 5136 Investment Analysis

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes portfolio design, analysis and management including the Markowitz approach to portfolio design; the simplified model of William Sharpe; and the capital asset pricing model. Covers the management of bond and equity portfolios, portfolio optimization, arbitrage and hedging techniques.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5002 Corporate Finance  and MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5137 The Management of Engineering and Technology

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores relationships between technology, innovation, management and business operations. Studies technology strategy in terms of the discovery-product-market path. Relates the management functions of planning, organizing and controlling to life cycles. Uses case studies.
  
  • MGT 5138 Business Ethics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts of moral philosophy and their relevance to decision making, and applies this understanding in a wide variety of practical management settings. Extensively uses case analyses.
  
  • MGT 5140 International Finance

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers international financial systems and methods needed to adapt to the international setting. Includes international monetary system, foreign exchange markets and international trade, international accounting and taxation, foreign direct financial investment, international capital markets, multinational capital budgeting, exchange exposure and risk management.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5002 Corporate Finance 
  
  • MGT 5141 Implementing Statistical Process Control

    Credit Hours: 3
    Implements an overall SPC program, emphasizing how to manage a process throughout the entire organization with the aid of tools and methods for the improvement of quality. Includes how to target processes for SPC, conduct process capability studies and maintain ongoing process control.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5142 Business, Government and Public Policy

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the legal basis of the relationship of business and government, dimensions of federal regulation of business through Congressional action, administrative oversight by executive department agencies, regulatory power of independent agencies (Federal Reserve, SEC and FTC) and importance of political action committees in the influencing of public policy.
  
  • MGT 5145 Technology and Business Strategy

    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the process of developing a technology strategy and integrating it with business strategy. Involves technology situation analysis, technology portfolio development, technology and corporate strategy integration and establishing technology investment priorities. Extensively uses case studies.
  
  • MGT 5146 Management of Innovation

    Credit Hours: 3
    Considers innovation in a historical context, organizing organizational culture and innovation, managing cross-functional teams, venturing and organization learning, intra- and entrepreneurship, managing R&D resources, executive leadership and the management of innovation and change, and designing innovative organizations.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior 
  
  • MGT 5147 Management of Technology Research Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews past and current MOT research. Systematically explores adaptation of scientific methodology to the analysis and solution of technology management problems. Requires a written proposal and a formal oral defense.
  
  • MGT 5148 Design and Analysis of Experiments

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers productivity measurement and improvement and quantitative methods used in the management of technology. Includes analysis of means, multifactor analysis of variance, factorial experiments and orthogonal arrays, including personal computer software applications for the design and analysis of experiments.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5007 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 
  
  
  • MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores management’s consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5014 Information Systems  or MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology 
  
  • MGT 5151 Database Systems Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates how database management system techniques are used to design, develop, implement and maintain modern database applications in organizations.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5014 Information Systems 
  
  • MGT 5152 Computer Systems Administration

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers a chief information officer’s multiple role in management of computer-based resources, both centralized and networked data center operations with wide-area networks and local-area networks; computer-based systems development/maintenance/security.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5014 Information Systems 
  
  • MGT 5153 Telecommunications Systems Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the legal and technical operation environment of telecommunications in organizations. Assesses organizational ramifications of government telecommunications laws, policies and deregulatory activities.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5014 Information Systems 
  
  • MGT 5154 Advanced Management Information Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the relationship between information technology and the strategic operational and functional areas of organizations in both global and domestic environments.
    Requirement(s): May serve as the capstone for certain majors
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5014 Information Systems 
  
  • MGT 5155 Security in the Enterprise

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines topics relevant to managing security in an enterprise environment. Focuses on legal obligations and relevant legislation. Includes forensic investigation of security incidents, monitoring and surveillance, metrics and attack models.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management 
  
  • MGT 5156 Host-Based Security

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines security from the system user’s point of view. Provides an overview of computer application development (programming languages, compilers, development, distribution, software engineering). Also includes operating systems, databases, virtualization and Web applications. Requires no prior programming knowledge.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management 
  
  • MGT 5157 Secure Networks and Communication

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines security in networked environments and digital communications. Includes the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, communications protocols, wired and wireless communications, Internet security, addressing and routing, and digital certificates. Also presents best practices, methods and tools.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management 
  
  • MGT 5158 Topics in Advanced Database Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Expands on basic knowledge of managing database systems to support today’s complex systems. Includes query processing and optimization strategies, security and privacy issues, data analytics and decision support, and emerging technologies in a global environment.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: MGT 5151  
  
  • MGT 5159 Database Administration

    Credit Hours: 3
    Expands on basic knowledge of database administration in today’s complex systems. Covers basic concepts, processes and procedures associated with administering a database system. Provides an overview of managing, configuring and maintaining such systems (assigning roles and responsibilities, backup and recover, security, performance).
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: MGT 5014  
  
  • MGT 5160 Introduction to eBusiness

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concept of eBusiness and how it affects businesses, governments and people. Identifies the major building blocks of an eBusiness organizational system, such as marketing, information technology, product/services distribution and strategic policy/planning.
    Recommended: Undergraduate coursework in business fundamentals or marketing.
  
  • MGT 5162 Survey of Information Technologies for eBusiness

    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys information technologies available for an organization’s eBusiness enterprise. Covers the role of the Internet; use of search engines for business promotions; strategies for evaluation of effectiveness of eBusiness sites; cost estimation for eBusiness site design, development and implementation; and maintenance technologies.
    Recommended: Background knowledge in technology and marketing equivalent to MGT 5019 Marketing 
  
  • MGT 5163 Marketing in An Internet-Based Environment

    Credit Hours: 3
    Develops the organization’s marketing function in an expanded, multi-channel capacity to conduct eBusiness in an Internet-based environment. Discusses barriers to eBusiness market entry and their impact on the organization’s decision making. Analyzes sources of product/service availability and cost reduction strategies in eBusiness.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5019 Marketing  and MGT 5160 Introduction to eBusiness 
  
  • MGT 5164 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the fundamentals of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Focuses on understanding how business processes use ERP software and how they improve operations and productivity. Includes discussion and hands-on experience with ERP components (customer relationship management, human resource management).
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: MGT 5151  
  
  • MGT 5166 Projects in eBusiness

    Credit Hours: 3
    Students work closely with a faculty member to develop an eBusiness project, such as a business plan for a start-up company or an acquisition/merger of existing companies. Requires an applied research project report.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5020 Applied Management Project 
  
  • MGT 5167 Supply Chain Information Technology

    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on supply chain management (SCM) from a technical perspective. Introduces SCM technologies and services. Covers logistics resource management (LRM), forecasting models, network design, supply chain optimization and customer relationship management (CRM). Requires projects to simulate information flow in the supply chain.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: MGT 5014  
  
  • MGT 5170 Quality Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces principles and techniques for establishing quality goals, identification of customer needs, measurement of quality objectives and development of process features and controls for improving overall system performance.
  
  • MGT 5171 Managerial Decision Modeling

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers solving problems with decision trees, decision models based on expected value/uncertainty, forecasting, PERT/CPM, utility-based decision-making, and decision support systems. Uses case studies and computer software, and emphasizes practical applications. Features decision scenarios, decision criteria and decision states.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 
  
  • MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews in depth the federal acquisition process and introduces the basic concepts, policies and procedures incident to government contracting through the FAR and supplementing directives.
  
  • MGT 5212 Advanced Procurement and Contract Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers principles, policies, concepts and procedures in management of contracts and subcontracts. Includes rules of interpretation, subcontracting terms and conditions, in-depth examination of significant contract clauses, patent/data provisions, risk allocation and assumption, impossibility of performance, product liability, warranties and claims.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management 
  
  • MGT 5213 Contract Changes, Terminations and Disputes

    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses case studies and lectures to examine in depth the post-award management problems associated with contract administration. Covers contract changes, terminations, disputes and other issues.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management 
  
  
  • MGT 5215 Emergency Procurement and Contract Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the basic concepts, policies and procedures incident to public agency contracting. Includes in-depth coverage of the acquisition process. Emphasizes using commercial organizations to supply goods and services; contingency contracting and interagency support; and establishing organizations for maintenance and continuity of operations.
  
  • MGT 5216 Management of Logistics in Complex Emergencies

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers key institutional factors. Includes emergency rescue; military agencies; local, state and federal emergency agencies in the field; and international humanitarian and relief organizations. Explores emergency requirements for food, shelter, healthcare and public order.
  
  • MGT 5217 Contract and Subcontract Formulation

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies in depth the pre-award phase of the federal acquisition process. Uses class discussions and case studies to examine the management problems from the perspective of the contracting office, requiring activity, courts, Congress and the contractors.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management 
  
  • MGT 5218 Contract Negotiations and Incentive Contracts

    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores, analyzes and discusses negotiation concepts and techniques, and places them into practice using mock negotiations. Examines all types of contracts.
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management 
  
  • MGT 5220 Contract Management Research Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3
    Advanced study and research of topical government contract management issues. Involves a significant research paper or challenging capstone project designed to demonstrate mastery over the complete curriculum.
    Requirement(s): Must be taken during the last 12 credit hours of the program
  
  • MGT 5231 Government Contract Law

    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the method rather than the material. Uses the case method of study and basic source material to cover all facets of procurement law. Emphasizes legal methods, logic and the developmental concepts of procurement law.
  
  • MGT 5240 Business and Legal Aspects of Intellectual Property

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines patents, trademark, copyright and trade secret law.
  
  • MGT 5270 Special Topics in Contracts Management

    Credit Hours: 3
    Independent study with a faculty member in an area of contract management in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval
    Recommended: Background knowledge equivalent to MGT 5211 Procurement and Contract Management 
  
  • MGT 5300 Healthcare Organizations

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the development of the U.S. healthcare system. Includes the origins of the trends that led to the current and future American healthcare system; role of the manager in design of the organization with respect to procedures, resources and feedback; professional integration; and interaction of management and other healthcare professionals.
 

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