CMGT 573 Planning and Control of Organizations; 3 credit hours. (Spring 2018).

Reviews and analyzes the theory and application of the basic components of the managerial process. The ways in which these concepts relate to current trends in reengineering and downsizing are discussed. Included is the introduction of such basic managerial concepts as cost and profit analysis, profit planning, cost concepts, budget decision techniques, capital-budgeting, and the cost of capital. Emphasis is on coordination, control, and interaction between decision theory and the instruments of policy implementation in formal organizations.   

CMGT 505 Decision Analysis; 3 credit hours. (Fall 2020).

Introduces decision analysis, which is a quantitative decision-making technique for systematic evaluation of alternative courses of action under conditions of uncertainty. Complex decision problems are decomposed into separable components for analysis. The decision maker's perceptions of options, future states of nature, probabilities and utilities for various options are determined explicitly. Topics include the fundamentals of probability theory, decision trees, expected monetary values, utility theory, sampling, and risk sharing.

CMGT 574 Strategic Management; 3 credit hours. (Spring 2021).

Integrates all of the learning from the Engineering Management program to serve as a capstone business course, and focuses it particularly on the perspectives and problems of the firm's Chief Executive Officer and other senior strategic managers. Focuses on strategic competitiveness, business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and competitive rivalry/competitive dynamics. Includes case studies to illustrate concepts and applications.

CMGT 508 Technology Management; 3 credit hours.  (Summer 2020).

This course is about management of knowledge, technology and innovation. Knowledge is the foundation of any advancement in society, technology is the vehicle for transferring knowledge to useful applications, and innovation is the product of this application.

CMGT 522: Cyber Security for Engineering Managers; 3 credit hours. (Spring 2020)

Given the ubiquitous nature of cyber, Cyber Security impacts engineering managers’ responsibilities on multiple levels—as they engage with technology in the execution of daily responsibilities, are required to provide an accurate context for their business decisions, and as participants in a larger global environment. This course is designed to help engineering managers keep cyber security impacts at the forefront of their decision-making processes. Students will pursue Cyber Security from a business perspective, but will also be expected to consider the global issues surrounding cyber to ensure decisions or recommendations are presented in the appropriate context. This course will address:

  • Introduction to Networks, the Internet, and Cyber Security. This section will cover   fundamentals of Cyber and Cyber Security, key historical events, and will introduce issues and terminology as foundations for the rest of the course.
  • Espionage, Military Operations and Crime. What types of cyber activities do individuals, organizations and nation states engage in?  How does the type of activity impact the response?  What role does attribution play in determining or executing a response?
  • Cyber War. What is Cyber War? Cyber Terrorism? Cyber Deterrence?
  • Policy and Law.  What are national and international mechanisms to manage cyber activity and hold bad actors accountable? Does the Law of Armed Conflict apply?
  • International/Regional Cyber Issues. What are trends observed from China, Iran, or others? How are those trends driving change in international response and regulation?
  • Risk/Vulnerability Assessments. How does an organization protect its information and systems with limited resources?  How does an organization reduce the risk of Cyber Security Incidents? How important is the identification of an organizations critical data and information assets? How does an organization identify and respond to new vulnerabilities and threats?