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Business Analytics


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

BANA 250

Excel for Business

1 credit hour

Introduction to the main spreadsheet application in Microsoft Office. The use of Excel's basic and advanced features to achieve business objectives will be discussed, demonstrated, and applied. Students will learn worksheet skills that will satisfy upper level business course prerequisites and assist in solving business problems.

BANA 320

Operations Management

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) MATH-132 or MATH 135

Operations Management is the study of the management of the direct resources required to produce the goods and/or services provided by an organization. The course focuses on competitiveness, with emphasis placed on the close coordination of business unit operational decision making and strategic planning. Topics covered include product/process design, aggregate planning, operations scheduling, inventory theory, and quality control and incorporates the use of quantitative techniques for operational decision making. Attention is given to the strategic uses of advanced manufacturing systems such as FMS, MRP and JIT. Comparisons of Western and Japanese management and manufacturing philosophies are also studied.

BANA 351

Introduction to Project Management

3 credit hours

Project management is designed to prepare new or aspiring project managers to oversee complex projects from the initial planning stages while balancing competing demands of time, cost and quality. The course will focus on industry-standard processes approved to help successfully manage any type of project regardless of scope or industry. Students will practice these concepts in a project-based team environment using MS Project. We will discuss project feasibility, justification, and scheduling using work breakdown structures (WBS), Critical Path Methods and PERT, project budgeting/costing and performance evaluation.