Course Descriptions

EMGT 5103 Applied Engineering Statistics (3)
Modeling and analysis of uncertainty and variation by probability models and distribution, regression, and basic statistical procedures pertinent to engineering. The course will cover introduction to experimental design, Taguchi methods, and statistical process control.

EMGT 5113 Advanced Operations Research (3)
A survey of quantitative methods to develop modeling and decision-making skills. Topics include z-transforms and difference equations, Markov chains, decision analysis techniques, goal programming, game theory, queuing theory, and nonlinear programming.

EMGT 5123 Systems Optimization (3)
Application-oriented introduction to systems optimization focusing on understanding system tradeoffs. Introduces modeling methodology (linear, network, integer, nonlinear programming, and heuristics), modeling tools (sensitivity and post optimality analysis), software, and applications in production planning and scheduling, inventory planning, supply network optimization, project scheduling, telecommunications, facility sizing and capacity expansion, product development, yield management, electronic trading, and finance.

EMGT 5133 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design (3)
Focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students exposed to frameworks and models for structuring key issues and trade-offs. Presents and discusses new opportunities, issues and concepts introduced by the internet and e-commerce. Introduces various models, methods, and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. Industry applications and cases illustrate concepts and challenges.

EMGT 5143 Quality Systems (3)
Principles and practices of quality control methods. Topics include the Deming’s Total Quality Management for process improvement, Six Sigma, System Thinking, and ISO.

EMGT 5153 Engineering Project Management (3)
Introduction to the concepts and overview of project management. Topics covered include planning successful projects, effective leadership, team building, organizing work assignments, scheduling, managing conflict, record keeping, status reporting, communicating, and closeout.

EMGT 5213 Leading Professionals (3)
This course provides insights to identifying and understanding personality types and behaviors associated with each type.  Topics of study will include the ladder of inference and its role in conflict resolution, dialogue’s role in communications, and the role of trustworthiness in developing adaptive skills in order to build support for desired outcomes.

EMGT 5233 Developing Opinion Leaders (3)
This course focuses on developing skills necessary to effect community change.  Leadership skills developed will include using metaphors to communicating technical solutions, identification of actual and perceived decision makers and those that influence decision makers, identification of allied groups to support your goals, and development of key talking points to insure a clear message.  The student will develop an understanding of the importance of influence skills, within an ethical framework, in the change process.

BU 6533 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
This course will examine the challenges associated with leading and managing organizational behavior within complex situations. Leadership Organizational Behavior focuses on developing skills for identifying behavioral and organizational problems, creating alternative solutions, making and communicating decisions and winning commitment for your position. We will be looking for nuances of behavior that will lead to a higher level of understanding and hence more effective leadership – nuances of adapting to different management styles, understanding the boss or subordinates, coping with conflict, developing career strategies and meeting other leadership challenges.

BU 6933 Accounting for Professional Services   (3)
This course introduces financial and managerial accounting concepts for professional services organizations and their application in the decision-making process.  Specific topics include basic concepts underlying corporate financial statements and the performance evaluation tools necessary for analyzing profitability, cash flows, financial ratios, and information needed for internal planning, decision-making, and control.

EMGT 5323 Procurement Management (3)
This course develops a holistic approach to business decision-making by integrating mission, vision, and marketing within an engineering organization.  Topics covered will include determination of mission and vision, external and internal analysis of market segments, and assessing a firm’s strategic advantages.  The QBS process of marketing to government clients will be covered.  The overall objective is to sharpen the students' abilities to "think strategically" in diagnosing market opportunities and align operations from a strategic advantage.

EMGT 5343 Engineering Economics (3)
The purpose of this course is to understand the effective and efficient management of engineering operations in an organization. This course focuses on critical issues such as product development, process planning and design, demand theory, forecasting, demand analysis, resource allocation and cost analysis, staffing, job design, and workforce measurement.

EMGT 5353 Managing Professional Service Firms (3)
This course covers firm strategy and client relationship management, exploring what it takes to become, and remain, a “trusted advisor.” The second module is grounded in the idea that developing competitive advantage in a firm’s ability to attract, hire, nourish, and motivate the best talent in the labor market and succeeding and thriving as a professional.