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Courses

Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/24/2014 11:22PM

Mathematics

MATH 101 - Introduction to Mathematics: Level I

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Recommendation of the department. Reviews arithmetic, including percents, proportion,and geometric formulae. Covers equations polynomials, rational expressions, and problem solving. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
C120
Itzhak Kamhine Open 1 No 4.00

MATH 115 - Number Systems and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Covers topics from arithmetic and algebra that elementary school teachers will be teaching, including number systems, number operations, patterns, relations, functions, and problem solving. Beers.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
LEF
L305
Donna Beers Open 13 No 4.00

MATH 118 - Introductory Statistics

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: High school algebra and completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Intended primarily for students in mathematics and biostatistics and in the health, behavioral, and social sciences. Covers univariate and bivariate data analysis, surveys and experiments, elementary probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference for proportions and means. Extensive use is made of the software Minitab. The course will include a significant data analysis project. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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08:00AM-
09:20AM
SCB
S251A
Erica D. Walker Open 1 No 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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08:00AM-
09:20AM
LEF
L012
David Morgan Open 1 No 4.00
04 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
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11:00AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S251A
Michael L. Brown Open 6 No 4.00
05 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
SCB
S251A
David Morgan Wcls 0 No 4.00
06 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
SCB
S251A
Harrel Blatt Open 2 No 4.00

MATH 120 - Calculus I

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 106 or recommendation of the department and completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Covers analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, and differential calculus. Includes applications to extrema, physical problems, etc. Staff.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
SOMC
M202
Michael L. Brown Open 14 No 4.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
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09:00AM-
09:50AM
SCB
S222
Michael L. Brown Open 16 No 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
SCB
S251A
Donna Beers Open 17 No 4.00

MATH 210 - Discrete Mathematics

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 106 or equivalent or consent of the instructor. Covers foundations of mathematics, combinatorial problem-solving, and graph theory. Includes the following topics: propositional logic and Booleana algebra, one-to-one, onto and invertible functions, cardinality, big-O, applications to complexity theory and cryptography, permutations, combinations, trees, binomial and multinomial coefficients, elementary probability, inclusion/ exclusion recurrence relations, basic graph theory, chains, paths, connectedness circuits, models, and numerous applications. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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LEF
L305
Donna Beers Wcls 0 No 4.00

MATH 220 - Multivariable Calculus

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 121 or equivalent or consent of the instructor. Covers vectors and analytic geometry in three dimensions; functions of several variables; and partial derivatives, multiple integration, and applications. Browder.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
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LEF
L007
Viktor Grigoryan Open 14 No 4.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
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12:30PM-
01:20PM
MCB
C104
Viktor Grigoryan Open 14 No 4.00

MATH 227 - Design & Analysis of Comparative Studies

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 118 or consent of the instructor. Covers two-sample t tests, analysis of variance, contingency tables analysis, Simpson's paradox, Screening, and issues in experimental and nonexperimental design. Includes sampling plans. Makes use of a statistical computer package. Does not fulfill requirements of the mathematics major. Goldman.

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S251A
Mr. Robert N. Goldman Open 5 No 4.00

MATH 319 - Financial Mathematics

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 118 and MGMT 311 or ECON 231; or consent of the instructor. Covers Bayesian statistics, methods of examining and assessing risk, models for financial decisionmaking, complex present value computations, risk management, behavioral economics, Modern and Post-Modern Portfolio Theory, and pricing of options and other derivatives, including the Black-Scholes Theorem and the 'Greeks.' Does not count toward the mathematics major. Menzin.

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Margaret S. Menzin Open 19 No 4.00

MATH 320 - Intro: Real Analysis I

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 220 and MATH 211. Provides preliminary discussion of set theory: the set of real numbers, sequences, and series, and completeness of the real line. Browder.

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MCB
C318
Viktor Grigoryan Open 11 No 4.00

MATH 349 - Directed Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
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N/A N/A N/A Michael L. Brown Open 0 Yes 4.00

MATH 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Staff.

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02 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Donna Beers Open 19 Yes 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Michael L. Brown Open 20 Yes 4.00
04 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Robert N. Goldman Open 17 Yes 4.00
05 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Margaret S. Menzin Open 20 Yes 4.00
06 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00
07 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Robert N. Goldman Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
08 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Donna Beers Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

MATH 370 - Internship

8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Margaret S. Menzin Open 19 Yes 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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Mr. Robert N. Goldman Open 19 Yes 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
N/A N/A N/A Donna Beers Open 19 Yes 8.00

MATH 380 - Field Experience

4 -8 sem, hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
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N/A N/A N/A Donna Beers Open 19 Yes 4.00

MBA in Health Care

MBAH 403 - Foundations of Business

This course introduces new HCMBA students to the concepts and principles underlying the many disciplines that they will study. Scheduled during the first week of the Fall or Spring term, Foundations of Business establishes the demands and performance expectations of the HCMBA program. Throughout the week, students gain knowledge of important mechanics and, using case studies, learn how to integrate cross-disciplinary concepts. Foundations of Business also encourages students to appreciate each other as co-members of a challenging and invigorating program. The course is team-taught. 0 credits

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01 09/04/2014 -
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N/A N/A N/A Indra J. Guertler Open 29 No 0.00

MBAH 420 - Financial Reporting & Analysis

Financial Reporting and Analysis provides a clear understanding of how we use accounting data to communicate financial information to those outside an organization. Students learn to evaluate accounting issues and become thoroughly familiar with the concepts and mechanics of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Course emphasis is on using accounting data as an effective tool for decision making.

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BL 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
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M222
Ms. Mindell R. Nitkin Open 10 No 3.00

MBAH 424 - HC Marketing Management

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BL 09/04/2014 -
12/11/2014
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SOMC
M223
Chiu-Chi Chang Open 18 No 3.00

MBAH 427 - Strategic Thinking & Analytical Decision Making

Strategic Thinking and Analytical Decision Making equips students with the tools, techniques, and frameworks to think creatively, critically, analytically, and strategically to make managerial decisions that lead their firms toward value creation under conditions of competition and complexity. To be a strategic manager is to move with a goal or goals in mind, to integrate information across functional areas and organizations, to use and collect data, and to be cognizant and engaged with the past and the future, the big picture and the operational. Creative, critical, analytical, and strategic decision makers know how to recognize and categorize decision problems, how to represent the essential structure of the decision situation, how to discover multiple solutions creatively, and how to analyze solutions using tools based on decision theory. Decision makers need to be able to think effectively about the inputs into a decision analysis, about whether to trust the analysis, and about how to use the outputs to guide a firm's strategic actions. Managing uncertainty, turbulence, complexity, intense competition, and opportunities for innovation are all hallmarks of analytical decision making.

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BL 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

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M222
Ms. Mary Finlay Open 9 No 3.00

MBAH 448 - HC Information Technology

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BL 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
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M301
Ms. Mary Finlay Open 23 No 3.00

MBAH 466 - HC Leadership and Change

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BL 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
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M105
Laurie Pascal Open 0 No 3.00

MBAH 501 - HC Practicum

Students wanting practical, hands-on experience may conduct a project or analysis of a local health care problem. This may include working on some special project or supporting an activity in a local hospital, health plan, or government agency. It may also include data collection and analysis. Alternatively, students may be seeking broad exposure to a health care organization and conduct a specific management project that benefits a sponsoring organization. Students will write a paper and make a final presentation to other students and faculty

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Open 25 Yes 3.00

MBAH 575 - Health Policy

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BL 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

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MCB
E207
Robert F. Coulam Open 0 No 3.00

Management

MGMT 100 - Foundations of Business & Management

Introduces the various functions, processes, and activities of the manager in today's global marketplace. Emphasizes such areas as understanding the global economy, organizations and social responsibility, managing diversity, and establishing ethical standards for decision-making. Incorporates service learning, guest speakers, experiential exercises, and case studies to help students observe, evaluate, and apply managerial skills.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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02:00PM-
03:20PM
SOMC
M104
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Open 6 No 4.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M105
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Open 5 No 4.00

MGMT 110 - Financial Accounting

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Develops the ability to read, understand, analyze, and interpret a company's financial statements. Also develops decision-making skills based on accounting information that may vary according to perspective, such as investor, creditor,or manager. A required concurrent lab offerstraining and reinforcement in the use of Excel spreadsheets. Nitkin, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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M104
Ms. Mindell R. Nitkin Open 7 No 4.00

MGMT 110L - Principles of Financial Accounting Lab

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
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03:00PM-
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LEF
L012
Ms. Mindell R. Nitkin Open 1 No 0.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

04:30PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L012
Ms. Mindell R. Nitkin Open 16 No 0.00

MGMT 112 - Personal Finance (formerly Your Money & Your Life.)

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Explores problem-solving skills and decisions related to money across the many phases of your personal and professional lives, including what to buy, how to use credit, and how to invest for the future. Provides skills for planning and achieving financial independence. Students develop a personal finance plan to help turn personal financial goals into reality. Guertler, Lin.

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01 09/08/2014 -
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M101
Nataliya K. Zaiats Open 7 No 4.00

MGMT 120 - Introduction to Health Systems

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
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SOMC
M104
Tessa Gallant Misiaszek Open 12 No 4.00

MGMT 225 - Manager & the Legal Environment

4 sem. hrs. Examines the judicial system and the legal and ethical issues that affect both managers and citizens. Considers an individual's rights as a consumer, a party to a contract, a victim of crime or negligence, an employee, or an employer starting a new business. Intellectual property rights and cyberlaw are included. Guest lectures, cases, and a field trip enhance this interactive course. Warren, Staff.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
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SOMC
M101
Bruce W. Warren Open 8 No 4.00

MGMT 230 - Why We Buy

4 sem. hrs. What makes us buy the things we own? Who determines what is fashionable? Why is shopping such a fundamental part of contemporary culture? How do brands shape who we are? How do marketers persuade us to buy things we don't need? Explores the science of consumer behavior, bringing emerging theory from anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, and neuroscience to understand how consumers choose, what their choices mean to them and enable them to be, and how their choices affect the development of society and culture. Features experiential labs that allow students to go out into the field to study consumer behavior as it unfolds around them. Avery, Du, Sampson.

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01 09/08/2014 -
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SOMC
M202
Mr. Edward T. Vieira, Jr. Open 11 No 4.00

MGMT 232A - Advertising

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01 09/08/2014 -
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LEF
L005
Jo O'Connor
Chiu-Chi Chang
Open 17 No 4.00

MGMT 234 - Organizational Communication and Behavior

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Sophomore standing. Provides an analytical framework for understanding interpersonal, group, and organizational behavior. Explores managerial problem-solving and decision-making in organizations through case analysis. Improves written and oral communication through group projects, presentations, and individual reflection. Betters-Reed, Shapiro.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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12:30PM-
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SOMC
M105
Mary Shapiro Wcls 0 No 4.00

MGMT 236 - Retail Management

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 100. Provides the student with a broad view and an understanding of the forces driving the global retail industry. Gives comprehensive coverage of the principles of the marketing environment, the diversity of the retail industry, sustainability and green building practices, consumer behavior, merchandising, buying, and the tools available for improving retail profitability. Sampson.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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SOMC
M202
Susan D. Sampson Open 15 No 4.00

MGMT 238 - Financial Aspects of Business Bottom Line

4 sem. hrs. Introduces the theories, knowledge, and financial tools needed by an entrepreneur to launch and grow a successful venture. Topics include analyzing the profitability of a venture idea, developing financial statements and projections, and determining how to obtain the financial capital necessary to run and grow an enterprise. Guertler, Nitkin.

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01 09/09/2014 -
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M104
Ms. Mindell R. Nitkin Open 14 No 4.00

MGMT 250 - Marketing

4 sem. hrs. Introduces marketing language, concepts, and processes, and enables students to apply their learning to complex, real-life marketing situations. Culminates in the creation of marketing plans for local organizations in which teams of students demonstrate their ability to gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from industry and market data. Includes cases, discussions, and experiential exercises. Avery, Du, Sampson.

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01 09/04/2014 -
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M301
Susan D. Sampson Open 3 No 4.00

MGMT 260 - Finance

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 110 and demonstrated Excel competency. Provides students with the fundamental concepts and analytical tools used in financial management. Studies managerial decisions related to evaluating investment and financing opportunities. Examines both short-term and long-term considerations related to these decisions.Provides both a corporate and an individual decision-making perspective. Includes a financial literacy project in the community. Guertler, Lin, Zaiats.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
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M101
Nataliya K. Zaiats Open 5 No 4.00

MGMT 290D - Business and Human Rights

Human rights issues are a growing area of concern for companies and investors worldwide. This course provides a context for how companies can address political, social, and economic rights in their value chain and within their spheres of influence. The instructor will provide an in-depth look at tools to assist companies to comply with human rights, including several UN frameworks. Students will analyze case studies of good practice with a view to understanding management tools such as human rights policies, due diligence efforts, and grievance mechanisms. The course will examine human rights through a gender perspective, looking at instruments that promote the rights of women.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
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M201
Deborah Leipziger Open 14 No 4.00

MGMT 310 - Fin. Statement Analy. for Fin. Managers

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 260. Examines the financial reporting choices made by firms and the implications of those choices on the reported performance of the firm. Extends accounting topic coverage beyond the topics covered in the introductory financial accounting class. Exposes students to topics included in the Level I CFA exams. Includes cases and individual research projects. Mooney, Staff.

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M104
Jiang Du Open 16 No 4.00

MGMT 315 - Corporate Financial Planning And Strategy

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 260. Focuses on solving problems and making decisions in corporate finance, frequently using cases as the context. Covers three essential strategic decisions that every business faces: investing, financing, and dividend decisions. Includes a project on an actual company with current problems as the basis of a 'real-life' case analysis. Guertler, Lin, Zaiats.

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C302
Nataliya K. Zaiats Open 13 No 4.00

MGMT 325 - Operations Management & Decision Making

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 118 and MGMT 110. Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of transforming inputs into outputs. Explores how companies match supply with demand and allocate resources efficiently. Skills gained through this course are essential to starting a business as an entrepreneur, managing an ongoing business, and participating in the business environment as an individual with management responsibilities. Learning applies equally in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Uses lectures, readings, problem sets, case analyses, discussions, and inclass experiential exercises. Mooney, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
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M105
Yulong Li Open 6 No 4.00

MGMT 335 - Marketing Research

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 250 and MATH 118. Introduces the state-of-art research design and analysis approach. Focuses on methods for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting market and consumer data relevant to the managerial decision- making process for both big corporations as well as small and medium enterprises. Has a strong applied and managerial orientation. Includes lectures, cases, field trips, and a research project. Du, Sampson.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
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M202
Mr. Edward T. Vieira, Jr. Open 13 No 4.00

MGMT 340 - Strategy

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 100, MGMT 234, MGMT 250, MGMT 260, and junior standing. Develops capacity to think strategically through synthesis of knowledge gained from prior management program courses. Explores crafting business strategy to gain competitive advantage through extensive readings and case analyses, using global examples and blended technology. Nelson, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
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12:30PM-
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SOMC
M201
Robert R. Raffety Wcls 0 No 4.00

MGMT 349 - Advancing Your Career

1-4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 370 and consent of instructor. This course allows students to gain additional work experience in today's environment. Ingols, Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Cynthia Ingols Open 0 Yes 1.00

MGMT 370 - Internship

8 or 16 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 234, declared major or minor in the program, and consent of the instructor. Provides supervised work experience for majors/minors. Requires approximately 20 hours of work per week in a profit or non-profit organization in a position related to student's career goals. Also requires completion of extensive written analyses of the internship organization, participation in class seminars, and development of a comprehensive portfolio. Inglos, Staff.

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
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MCB
C308
Cynthia Ingols Open 15 Yes 8.00

MGMT 380 - Field Experience

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the program leader. Offers individual field experience similar to an internship. Requires a minimum of eight to 10 hours of work per week in a for-profit or not-forprofit organization. Requires completion of significant written work, which may include research, analysis, or portfolio development. Arranged with a supervising faculty member from the School of Management. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Robert R. Raffety Open 23 Yes 4.00

Public Policy

MPP 504 - Quantitative Analysis

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
SCB
S150
Valerie Leiter Open 11 No 3.00

MPP 505 - Capstone

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Consent
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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Leanne Doherty Mason Open 12 Yes 3.00

Master of Science-Management

MSMG 403 - Foundations of Business

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Consent
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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Indra J. Guertler Open 37 No 0.00

MSMG 405 - Leadership, Teams & Organizations

In effective organizations, leaders must successfully manage and organize a complex system of personalities, talent, teamwork and resources. This course places major focus on personal leadership competency development through introspective journaling and peer coaching, and on team skills development through in-class exercises and a semester-long team project. This self-analytic and experiential journey occurs within an academic, conceptual context in which students learn theories of behavior, motivation, effective leadership style, organizational design and dynamics, diversity, and communication. This contemporary approach to the study of human behavior within organizations combines theoretical learning with opportunities to reflect on, discuss, and develop individual leadership competencies and teamwork abilities. Throughout the semester, as you read and reflect on relevant concepts from the social sciences, you will gain insight into your strengths as an individual, team member, and leader; identify areas for personal improvement; and hone your managerial problem-solving, decision-making, and oral and written communications skills.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/15/2014 -
12/15/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M101
Dianne J. Mahany Open 4 No 3.00

MSMG 406 - Negotiations

Whether you realize it or not, you are probably negotiating all day long. You might be negotiating with your boss, colleagues, teachers, classmates, friends, or parents. Negotiation is all about figuring out what you want, why you want it, and how to get it. The final part -- getting what you want -- is best done in a way that leaves everyone satisfied, and maybe even happier than when they started. This course will explore how to negotiate 'win-win' solutions to a range of situations, from simple conflicts to those very difficult conversations that we all avoid. Students will role play a range of negotiation situations both face-to-face and online. The course will culminate in learning how to negotiate your own career success. A first-time College-wide offering for masters degree candidates and senior standing undergraduates, this course will be taught by Professor Paula Gutlove, who teaches negotiation internationally, in addition to her very popular MBA negotiation course here at SOM. SATURDAY CLASS: 1/31; 9-5pm

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
BL 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M104
Paula Gutlove Open 12 No 3.00

MSMG 407 - Financial Aspects of Business

This course is an introduction to financial management concepts and business practices. It includes the topics of accounting, finance and related analytical and performance management techniques that have particular relevance to managers. In this course, you should become fluent in the issues, data, and concepts of financial decision-making at the organizational level. By the conclusion of this course, you should understand what financial managers do in an organization and how to deal more effectively with them on issues of business and program strategy. This will require you to be able to: .Use basic business mathematics to inform decision making: .Understand how organizations are financed; .Read and understand a set of financial statements .Calculate and interpret financial ratios; and perform a financial analysis; .Conduct basic cost analyses and understand their role in managerial decision-making; .Prepare and discuss a budget, the sources and importance of variance, and the concept of flexible budgeting as a control device; .Understand investment project decision making and be able to compute measures of return (NPV, breakeven); .Use Excel to create, interpret, and present results from financial models.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M104
Ms. Mindell R. Nitkin Open 13 No 3.00

MSMG 408 - Strategic Management & Marketing

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M104
Carolyn Gould Open 6 No 3.00

MSMG 420 - Emerging Communications Technologies

Provides a foundation in understanding how new communications technologies transform organizations, including what constitutes technology in the workplace; the impact new technologies have on the organizational, cultural, and technical components of businesses; and strategies for the effective implementation of new technologies.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
BL 09/11/2014 -
12/11/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M105
Peter Masucci Open 19 No 3.00

MSMG 432 - Philanthropy, Policy and Fundraising

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 09/10/2014 -
12/10/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M105
Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 31 No 3.00

MSMG 444 - Technology & Operations Management

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
B 09/11/2014 -
12/11/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M222
Yulong Li Open 44 No 3.00

MSMG 502 - Independent Study

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 25 Yes 3.00

Music

MUS 110 - Language of Music

4 sem. hrs. Introduces the language of music in Western and non- Western traditions. Discusses musical notation and terminology, tonal melodic singing and hearing, meter, rhythmic practice, and beginning concepts of harmony. Provides an excellent background for other music courses. Slowik.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
C416
Gregory J. Slowik Open 2 No 4.00

MUS 120 - Introduction to Music: the Middle Ages To Early Romanticism

4 sem. hrs. Surveys trends and innovations that occurred in international music from the Middle Ages to early Romanticism. Emphasizes listening to and understanding a wide variety of music. Topics include Hildegarde of Bingen; cathedral composers of France, Italy, and Germany; Bach; Handel; Mozart; Beethoven; and others. Slowik.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
MCB
C416
Gregory J. Slowik Open 4 No 4.00

MUS 349 - Directed Study

4 sem. hrs. Private lessons with faculty of the New England Conservatory. Requires music and technical ability at an intermediate level on an instrument or voice. Department approval is required. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gregory J. Slowik Open 2 Yes 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/09/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gregory J. Slowik Clsd 0 Yes 4.00

MUS 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Individualized projects at an advanced level. Slowik.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gregory J. Slowik Open 3 Yes 4.00

MUS 370 - Internship

4 sem. hrs. Refer to ART 370. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gregory J. Slowik Open 2 Yes 4.00
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