Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

Interim Chair: Jack L. Howard, Ph.D.

The Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods supports the mission of the Collat School of Business through the department’s majors and course offerings. The department offers an educational foundation that prepares students for professional careers and enables them to pursue graduate studies.

The department is responsible for courses, concentrations, majors and minors in management, information systems, entrepreneurship and quantitative methods. Below is an overview of each major. Detailed degree requirements are located on the Majors Tab above.

Management Major

The management major is designed to provide students with the ability to be effective decision makers in an organizational setting. The objective of the major is to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for gaining entry into a management career and for sustaining successful performance throughout that career. Internships and elective courses in entrepreneurship are also available. Management majors have the option of choosing a concentration in Business Administration or Operations Management. A student not choosing a concentration will have a Management degree with no concentration.

Human Resource Management Major

The human resource management major is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter a career in human resource management.  The knowledge and skills acquired in this program enable students to enter a broad range of human resource management jobs, preparing them for their careers as well as professional certification.

Entrepreneurship Major

The entrepreneurship major instills students with a powerful and transformational grasp of how new ventures, businesses, and other organizations grow, adapt, and thrive in entrepreneurial ways.  Entrepreneurship students learn how to turn problems and inefficiencies into opportunities in markets, communities, and in larger organizational settings. Entrepreneurship program alumni launch their professional careers with existing successful entrepreneurial ventures, with entrepreneurial teams or innovative departments in established companies, or they launch their own entrepreneurial venture while in the program. 

Information Systems Major

The information systems major is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and managerial skills to pursue a career in information systems, systems analysis and design, IT project management, cyber security, data analytics, and/or the implementation of a complex information system. Information Systems majors have the option of choosing a concentration in Cyber Security Management or Data Analytics. A student not choosing a concentration will have an Information Systems degree with no concentration.

Management Major

Management majors have the option of choosing a concentration in either Business Administration or Operations Management. A student not choosing a concentration will have a Management degree with no concentration.

Major in Management

The management major is designed for students who seek to develop a broad exposure to the management discipline rather than pursue any emphasis. This major includes courses in human resources, organizational behavior, leadership and employment law.

RequirementsHours
Grade and GPA Requirement
Students must earn at least a grade of C in all stated prerequisite courses for the human resource management major. An overall 2.0 GPA in all courses used in the major is also required. At least 15 hours of the major courses must be taken at UAB. The universities course forgiveness policy may be applied to this major.
Required Courses
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Lower Level Business
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
or DB 320 Distribution Management
IS 303Information Systems3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
International Business 33
Experiential Learning 4
MG 401Organizational Behavior3
MG 409Human Resource Management3
MG 417Project Management3
MG 425Managing Through Leadership3
Management Electives 5
Choose 4 (12 hours) MG 300/400 courses or other upper level courses with approval of major advisor12
General Electives
Choose 9 hours of General Electives.9
Total Hours120

Please note the hours to degree may vary due to prerequisite requirements. For undergraduate programs, at minimum of 120 hours of undergraduate credit is required for degree.  General electives may be taken to meet the hour requirement if necessary. 

Major in Management with Business Administration Concentration

The business administration concentration is designed for students who seek more flexibility within the management major by allowing them to select courses from other disciplines to round out the major. Besides providing greater flexibility, the student can select advanced studies in other areas of business such as finance, information systems, economics and marketing.

RequirementsHours
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Lower Level Business Requirements
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IS 303Information Systems3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
International Business 33
Experiential Learning 4
Management Major Courses
MG 401Organizational Behavior3
MG 409Human Resource Management3
MG 417Project Management3
Business Administration Concentration Courses
Upper level FN3
Upper level EC3
Upper level MK3
Upper level advisor approved Business Electives6
General Electives9
Total Hours120

Major in Management with Operations Management Concentration

The operations management concentration is designed for students who seek to pursue a career in operations management.  The curriculum provide students with the background to be able to execute operations in organizations as well as to manage projects within and across entities within the organization.

RequirementsHours
Grade and GPA Requirement
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all stated prerequisites for all major courses, have an overall 2.0 GPA and have an overall 2.0 GPA in all major courses.
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Lower Level Business Requirements
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IS 303Information Systems3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
International Business 33
Experiential Learning 4
Management Major Courses
MG 401Organizational Behavior3
MG 409Human Resource Management3
MG 417Project Management3
MG 425Managing Through Leadership3
Production & Operations Management Concentration6
(select 2 courses)
Supply Chain Management
Quality Management
Distribution Management
General Electives15
Total Hours120

Major in Human Resource Management

The human resource management major is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter a career in human resource management.  The knowledge and skills acquired in this program enable students to enter a broad range of human resource management jobs, preparing them for their careers as well as professional certification.

RequirementsHours
Grade and GPA requirement
Students must earn at least a grade of C in all stated prerequisite courses for the human resource management major. An overall 2.0 GPA in all courses used in the major is also required. At least 15 hours of the major courses must be taken at UAB. The universities course forgiveness policy may be applied to this major.
Required courses:
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Lower Level Business Requirements
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IS 303Information Systems3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
International Business 33
Experiential Learning 4
Human Resource Management Major Courses
MG 401Organizational Behavior3
MG 409Human Resource Management3
MG 411Compensation Administration3
MG 412Organizational Staffing3
MG 413Employment Law3
MG 414Talent Development3
Select 2 MG elective courses with Advisor approval6
General Electives9
Total Hours120

Major in Information Systems

The information systems major is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and managerial skills to pursue a career in information systems, systems analysis and design, IT project management, cyber security, data analytics, and/or the implementation of a complex information system.

Students must have a minimum grade of C in all information systems courses, numbered 200 and above, that are applied to the major. The grade of C is a prerequisite for all information systems courses numbered 300 or above. In addition, students must have a grade of C or better and an overall C average in all major courses. At least 15 hours of the major must be taken at UAB. The university’s course forgiveness policy may be applied to this major.

RequirementsHours
Information Systems Requirements
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Lower Level Business Requirements
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IS 303Information Systems3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
International Business 33
Experiential Learning 4
Information Systems Major Courses
IS 204Introduction to Business Programming3
IS 301Introduction to Database Management Systems3
IS 302Business Data Communications3
IS 321Systems Analysis3
MG 417Project Management3
Information Systems Electives9
General Electives9
Total Hours120

Major in Information Systems with Concentration in Cybersecurity Management

RequirementsHours
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Lower Level Business Requirements
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IS 303Information Systems3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
MG 415International Business Dynamics3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
Experiential Learning 3
Information Systems Major Courses
IS 204Introduction to Business Programming3
IS 301Introduction to Database Management Systems3
IS 321Systems Analysis3
MG 417Project Management3
Cybersecurity Management Concentration
IS 302Business Data Communications3
IS 413Introduction to Information Security3
IS 414Information Security Planning and Management3
Information Systems Elective3
General Electives9
Total Hours120

Major in Information Systems with Concentration in Data Analytics

RequirementsHours
Core Curriculum41
Public Speaking 1
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Pre-Calculus Algebra 1
Lower Level Business Requirements
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper Level Business Requirements
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IS 303Information Systems3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
MG 403Operations Management3
MG 415International Business Dynamics3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience 23
or BUS 495 Business Honors Seminar, I
Experiential Learning 3
Information Systems Major Courses
IS 204Introduction to Business Programming3
IS 302Business Data Communications3
IS 321Systems Analysis3
MG 417Project Management3
Data Analytics Concentration
IS 301Introduction to Database Management Systems3
IS 417Introduction to Business Intelligence3
IS 418Applied Data Science for Information Systems3
Information Systems Elective3
General Electives9
Total Hours120

Major in Entrepreneurship

 The entrepreneurship major instills students with a powerful and transformational grasp of how new ventures, businesses, and other organizations grow, adapt, and thrive in entrepreneurial ways.  Entrepreneurship students learn how to turn problems and inefficiencies into opportunities in markets, communities, and in larger organizational settings. Entrepreneurship program alumni launch their professional careers with existing successful entrepreneurial ventures, with entrepreneurial teams or innovative departments in established companies, or they launch their own entrepreneurial venture while in the program.

Students must earn at least a grade of C in all stated prerequisite courses for the human resource management major.  An overall 2.0 GPA in all courses used in the major is also required.  At least 15 hours of the major courses must be taken at UAB.  The universities course forgiveness policy may be applied to this major.

Major in Entrepreneurship

RequirementsHours
Core Curriculum Requirements41
Public Speaking
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Lower-level Business Core
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
or BUS 102 Business Foundations
BUS 110Essentials of Financial Literacy3
AC 200Principles of Accounting I3
AC 201Principles of Accounting II3
LS 246Legal Environment of Business3
QM 214Quantitative Analysis I3
QM 215Quantitative Analysis II3
Upper-level Business Core
BUS 305Professional Development for Today's Workplace1
BUS 350Business Communications3
FN 310Fundamentals of Financial Management3
MG 302Management Processes and Behavior3
IS 303Information Systems3
MK 303Basic Marketing3
International Business 13
MG 403Operations Management3
or DB 320 Distribution Management
BUS 450Strategic Management Capstone Experience3
Entrepreneurship Major Requirements
ENT 270The Entrepreneurial Mindset3
ENT 320Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance3
ENT 350Social and Community Enterprise3
ENT 421Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales3
ENT 422Entrepreneurial Strategy and Operations3
ENT 425Entrepreneurial Engagement Seminar3
Major Electives6
Entrepreneurial New Product and Service Development
Practicum in Commercialization
Entrepreneurial Internship
I-Corps Lean Startup
Directed Study in Entrepreneurship
Business Study Abroad
Honors Seminar in Business
Professional Selling
General Electives9
Total Hours120

Admissions Requirement

Students must be admitted to the Collat School of Business. Please review the School's Admissions Requirements.

Collat School of Business Requirements

Students must adhere to all Collat School of Business Academic Requirements and Information Systems major requirements. The university’s course forgiveness policy is allowed.

Free Electives

If the courses taken to satisfy all of the requirements will not meet the minimum credit hour requirement to graduate, free electives may be taken to reach the required number of hours.

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Management with a Business Administration Concentration

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1013BUS 1103
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Arts13Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3EC 2113
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4Core Curriculum Area II3
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3503MG 4093
MK 3033MG 4173
MG 30243International Business Elective33
EC 304 or 3203FN 3103
BUS 3051 
MG 4033 
 16 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4013BUS 4503
IS 3033Finance Elective63
MG 4453Business Course Elective3
Marketing Elective53General Electives6
Business Course Elective 3 
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Management

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1013BUS 1103
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social & Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3EC 2113
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4Core Curriculum Area II3
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3051MG 41343
BUS 3503MG 4093
MK 3033MG 4033
MG 30243FN 3103
IS 3033 
MG 4253 
 16 12
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4013BUS 4503
MG 4163MG 4173
MG 4453International Business Elective33
Management Electives6General Electives6
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Human Resource Management

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1013BUS 1103
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4EC 2113
 Core Curriculum Area II3
 13 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3051MG 4093
BUS 3503MG 41343
MK 3033International Business Elective33
MG 30243MG 4143
FN 3103Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3
IS 3033 
 16 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4013BUS 4503
MG 4113MG 4123
Managment Electives (300/400 level)6MG 4033
General Elective3General Electives 6
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Information Systems

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1013BUS 1103
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature 3EC 2113
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4IS 2043
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3051FN 3103
BUS 3503IS 3013
IS 3033MG 4033
IS 3213IS 3023
MK 3033Core Curriculum Area II3
MG 3023 
 16 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4173BUS 4503
IS 3023Information Systems Elective3
Experiential Education Requirement International Business Elective33
Information Systems Elective3General Elective3
General Electives6 
 15 12
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Information Systems with a Concentration in Data Analytics

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1013BUS 1103
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3EC 2113
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4IS 2043
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3051IS 3013
BUS 3503IS 3023
IS 3033FN 3103
IS 3213MG 4033
MK 3033Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13
MG 3023 
 16 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4173BUS 4503
IS 4173IS 4183
Information Systems Elective3International Business Elective33
General Electives6General Elective3
 15 12
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Information Systems with a Concentration in Cybersecurity Management

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1013BUS 1103
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3EC 2113
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4IS 2043
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3051FN 3103
BUS 3503IS 3013
IS 3033MG 4033
IS 3213IS 3023
MK 3033Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art3
MG 3023 
 16 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4173BUS 4503
IS 4133IS 4143
Information Systems Elective3International Business Elective33
Experiential Education Requirement General Elective3
General Electives6 
 15 12
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Management with a Concentration in Operations Management

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
BUS 1103Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Art13
BUS 1013Core Curriculum Area IV: History23
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
QM 2143LS 2463
AC 2003QM 2153
EC 2103AC 2013
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science (with laboratory)4EC 2113
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature 3Core Curriculum Area II3
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BUS 3051MG 4033
BUS 3503MG 4013
MK 3033MG 4093
MG 3023IS 3033
FN 3103International Business requirement43
 13 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MG 4173BUS 4503
MG 4253Major Electives36
MG 4453General Electives6
Major Electives36 
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Entrepreneurship

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013BUS 1103
BUS 1013EH 1023
MA 1053CMST 1013
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities, Fine Art13Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities3
Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science, History23Core Curriculum Area IV: Natural Science (with Lab)4
 15 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENT 2703ENT Elective3
AC 2003AC 2013
EC 2103EC 2113
QM 2143QM 2153
Core Curriculum Area IV: Natural Science (with Lab)4Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science3
 16 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENT 3503ENT 4223
ENT 4213BUS 3503
LS 2463MG 3023
FN 3103ENT 3203
MK 3033BUS 3051
 Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art, Literature3
 15 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENT Elective3ENT 4253
MG 4033BUS 4503
IS 3033International Business33
General Elective3General Elective3
General Elective3 
 15 12
Total credit hours: 120

IS-Information Systems Courses

IS 204. Introduction to Business Programming. 3 Hours.

An introductory course addressing the concepts, structures, and use of an event-driven programming language to implement business solutions. Emphasis is placed on developing general problem-solving strategies and implementing solutions through algorithm development.
Prerequisites: MA 105 [Min Grade: C]

IS 301. Introduction to Database Management Systems. 3 Hours.

An introductory course on database management systems. Emphasis is placed on providing students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to model business data needs, design logical data models, and design, implement, and use of a physical database in application development.
Prerequisites: IS 321 [Min Grade: C]

IS 302. Business Data Communications. 3 Hours.

A study of data communications technologies used for business. The technologies include local and wide area networks, as well as telephony. Network management and security are also emphasized.

IS 303. Information Systems. 3 Hours.

A survey course covering the theory and application of management information systems in business environments. Includes planning, development and implementation of business strategies that leverage information systems for competitive advantage.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

IS 321. Systems Analysis. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the planning, decision making tasks and requisite skills necessary for the analysis of information systems.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

IS 413. Introduction to Information Security. 3 Hours.

This course serves as an introduction to the field of information security where students will develop a basic understanding of the information security principles. Students will be able to understand the business value of information security and its legal/ ethical considerations. Students will also gain an appreciation for security planning and risk management and how risk may be mitigated through technical, physical, and administrative controls.

IS 414. Information Security Planning and Management. 3 Hours.

Primary objectives of the course are for the student to develop an understanding of key information security concepts, develop an understanding of how people, technology, and organizational policies should be developed and managed to safeguard an organization's information resources, learn how to manage under uncertainty and risk, develop policies and procedures to make information systems secure, and learn how to audit and recover from security breaches.
Prerequisites: IS 413 [Min Grade: C]

IS 416. Web Analytics. 3 Hours.

The Web Analytics course introduces technologies and tools used to realize the full potential of web sites.The course focuses on collection and use of web data such as web traffic and visitor information to design web sites that will enable firms to acquire, convert and retain customers.

IS 417. Introduction to Business Intelligence. 3 Hours.

This course covers topics of knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational IT perspective. The content of the course includes discussion of and readings on the nature of knowledge; knowledge discovery, generation, capture, transfer, sharing, and application; and includes discussion of the core IT capabilities necessary to deliver Business Intelligence in organizations. The development and use of data warehouses and data marts to support business analytics is discussed.

IS 418. Applied Data Science for Information Systems. 3 Hours.

A course in Business Analytics focusing on the extraction and preparation of data for analysis, applying analysis methods, and reporting analysis results. Students will also examine issues related to data stewardship and provenance.

IS 464. IS Internship. 1-3 Hour.

Work experience enabling students to better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications by exposure to information systems and the business environment. 2.0 GPA in IS courses and permission of instructor required. Must be an Information Systems major. Sponsoring business may require additional courses.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

IS 491. Current Topics in Information Systems. 3 Hours.

A study of selected current developments in information systems emphasizing development and managerial implications. Permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

IS 499. Directed Readings. 1-3 Hour.

Readings and independent study in selected areas.

MG-Management Courses

MG 302. Management Processes and Behavior. 3 Hours.

This Introductory course covers the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Strategic planning, teamwork, diversity, communication, and globalization are emphasized also.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 305. Nonprofit Organization Mgmt/SL. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the historical origins of NPOs/NGOs, their favored tax status, and demands of transparency and accountability of achieving their stated missions. This course also exposes students to the challenges of managing a voluntary workforce, identifying revenue streams to fund activities, and developing strategies to ensure value creation in the nonprofit setting. This course is experiential. Students will explore the various aspects of the nonprofit sector academically and will also get first hand experience with a chosen NPO/NGO.

MG 306. Managing Innovation. 3 Hours.

This course addresses selected challenges and opportunities related to managing innovation. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the role of creativity and innovation in organizations, examine the managerial strategies and tactics for fostering innovation, and to help students enhance their own ability to innovate.

MG 309. Hogwarts School of Leadership. 3 Hours.

The Harry Potter book/movie series is full of insights about life matters. They also teach us about how to be better business managers in addressing adversity, success, leadership, and ethics. In this class, we will examine various leadership theories and popular management/leadership books and understand them in terms of the characters and situations presented in the Harry Potter book/movie series. In order to be successful in the course, students should have read most, and preferably all, of the Harry Potter books prior to the beginning of the semester. Being very familiar with all of the movies is also acceptable.

MG 401. Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours.

Organizational behavior is the study of individuals and their behavior in the workplace. The course looks at behaviors across individual, group, and organizational levels. Broad topics include organizational behavior and leadership, understanding individuals in organizations, motivating employees, building relationships, and creating change.
Prerequisites: (MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 403. Operations Management. 3 Hours.

This course covers the strategic, tactical, and integrative roles of Operations in the management of service and manufacturing organizations in a globally competitive economy. Students will learn how to maximize efficiency and value in a business environment. Topics include productivity, design and process strategies, sustainability, ethics, quality management, supply chain strategies, scheduling, forecasting, inventory management, facilities location and layout strategies, maintenance and reliability.
Prerequisites: AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C] and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and MG 302 [Min Grade: C]

MG 405. Nonprofit Strategy and Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

This course takes students on the journey from a promising program idea through the steps necessary to create a viable strategic plan for your program’s business model. Working as individuals and small teams, students will work with an assigned nonprofit organization (NPO) start-up, or established NPO, seeking the next steps for their program idea. These steps include analyzing and defending a suggested business model and strategic analysis where individuals or teams suggest improvements and next steps for this NPO. Along the way students will meet and interact with local nonprofits and engage in thought-provoking brainstorming sessions with some of Birmingham’s most innovative and creative nonprofits.

MG 409. Human Resource Management. 3 Hours.

This course covers managerial problems associated with the acquisition, development, motivation, and compensation of human resources. Personnel problems such as employment, employee education and training, labor relations, industrial health and safety, and wage and salary administration.
Prerequisites: (MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 410. Labor-Management Relations. 3 Hours.

Analysis of managerial issues and opportunities associated with the development of labor-management relations policy. The impact of public policy, significance of pressure groups, negotiations and administration of the collective bargaining agreements, along with the role of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Labor Relations(LA) as a matter of policy.
Prerequisites: (MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 411. Compensation Administration. 3 Hours.

This course covers compensation administration in public and private organizations, with emphasis on determination of range, salary levels, and structures. Job evaluation, pay systems, and wage and benefits legal issues are covered.
Prerequisites: (MG 409 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 409 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 412. Organizational Staffing. 3 Hours.

Primary focus is on the employee recruiting and selection functions within organizations. Strategic staffing, Federal laws and regulations impacting staffing activities, recruitment and selection practices, hiring decision approaches, job analysis and measurement in selection will also be covered in detail.
Prerequisites: MG 409 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C]

MG 413. Employment Law. 3 Hours.

Management of legal risks arising from hiring, promotion, and other human resources transactions, including risks arising under anti-discrimination laws (e.g., Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964) and income security laws (e.g., Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act).
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 414. Talent Development. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on strategies and practices for training and developing employee capabilities that improve individual and organizational success. Specific focus is placed on building personal, professional, and organizational capabilities that fosters growth. Topics include talent development methods and assessment, learning styles, delivery methods including elearning, and employee development.
Prerequisites: MG 409 [Min Grade: C]

MG 415. International Business Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Essential information that managers need to know about international business. We will consider cultural, political, and geographic differences and develop strategies to attempt to maximize business opportunities in view of these differences.
Prerequisites: MG 302 [Min Grade: C] or BUS 311 [Min Grade: C]

MG 416. Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Course takes operational view of the mechanism for matching supply and demand through the management of material and information flow. This framework is used to understand strategic, design and operational issues insupply management.
Prerequisites: (MG 403 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 403 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 417. Project Management. 3 Hours.

The course covers project management principles, methods, techniques, and tools from the perspective of the manager who must plan, schedule, organize and control non-routine activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. It traverses the life-cycle of a project and the knowledge areas that are applicable at each stage.
Prerequisites: MG 302 [Min Grade: C]

MG 418. Quality Management. 3 Hours.

Concepts, techniques, and organizational requirements to ensure that quality is provided to consumer. Breadth of quality efforts, statistical quality control methods, quality circle principles, and quality assurance activities in various enterprises.
Prerequisites: (MG 403 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 403 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 425. Managing Through Leadership. 3 Hours.

Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of leadership as a phenomenon, with an emphasis on developing the skills to lead others. Major theories of leadership will be examined and students will gain insights about their individual strengths and weaknesses. Through hands-on experiences and workshops, students will develop and acquire the skills to lead high-performance teams that can optimize their productivity and deliver high-quality results.

MG 430. Management and Leadership in Sports and Entertainment Organizations. 3 Hours.

Students will gain an understanding of leadership requirements and challenges in the sports and entertainment industries. Topics include: problem solving and decision making, culture, human resource management, teams, communication, motivation, leadership, facilities and events.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 438. Managerial Communication Skills. 3 Hours.

An advanced business communications course for undergraduates focusing on the verbal and nonverbal communication skills required of managers in today's business environment.

MG 445. Management Internship. 1-3 Hour.

Offers qualified undergraduate students the chance to gain first-hand experience in a local business while receiving academic credit. Must be a management major, at least junior standing, C or better in MG 302 and GPA of 2.0 overall. Sponsoring business may require additional courses.
Prerequisites: MG 302 [Min Grade: C] and GPAO 2.0

MG 490. Management Seminar/SL. 3 Hours.

Selected management topics. This is a designated service-learning course integrating academic learning, civic learning and meaningful service to the community.
Prerequisites: GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00 and MG 302 [Min Grade: C]

MG 492. Current Topics in Production and Operations Management. 3 Hours.

Selected topics in production and operations management.
Prerequisites: (MG 403 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (MG 403 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 493. Current Topics in Human Resource Management. 3 Hours.

Current development and issues in human resource management.
Prerequisites: (MG 409 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) and (MG 409 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

MG 499. Directed Study in Management. 1-3 Hour.

Specific areas in management.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

QM-Quantitative Methods Courses

QM 214. Quantitative Analysis I. 3 Hours.

This course is an introductory course to statistics and data analyses for business students. Students will be exposed to basic statistical concepts and procedures to handle the data. Students are expected to recognize the nature of their data, select appropriate procedures, perform requisite calculations, demonstrate computer proficiency, and explain the results to layperson.
Prerequisites: (MA 105 [Min Grade: C] or MA 106 [Min Grade: C] or MA 109 [Min Grade: C] or MA 125 [Min Grade: C]) and BUS 110 [Min Grade: C]

QM 215. Quantitative Analysis II. 3 Hours.

QM215 is the sequel of QM214 and a continuation of introductory statistics and data analyses. Built upon students' understanding of descriptive statistics and probability, this course exposes students to inferential statistics. Upon finishing the course, students are expected to know how to formulate hypotheses, collect data, select appropriate model(s), conduct statistical analyses, and present statistical findings with proper support of statistical graphs.
Prerequisites: QM 214 [Min Grade: C]

QM 350. Quantitative Methods for Finance. 3 Hours.

Development of the mathematical foundations of undergraduate level financial modeling and analysis, including applications of calculus, probability theory, linear algebra and Monte Carlo simulation to the measurement of asset returns and the assessment of risk, to the pricing of options and other financial derivatives, and to the solution of important financial optimization problems.
Prerequisites: (QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) and (QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

QM 420. Applied Forecasting. 3 Hours.

Practical use of various forecasting techniques on business and economic data. Topics include dynamic regression models, exponential smoothing, forecast criteria, moving averages, seasonality, and univariate Box Jenkins ARIMA modeling. Completion of all pre-business requirements required.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00 and AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C] and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C]) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00 and AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C] and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C])

QM 490. Advanced Topics in Statistics/Management Science. 3 Hours.

Statistics/management science application to problems in business and economics.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

QM 499. Directed Readings in Quantitative Methods. 1-3 Hour.

Readings and independent study in selected areas.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00) and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C]

Faculty

Boyar, Scott L., Professor of Management, 2009, B.S. (Keene State College), M.B.A. (University of San Diego), Ph.D. (Mississippi State)
Clavell, Alicia, Instructor of Business Communications, 2011, B.A. (Berry College), M.A. (UAB)
Di Gangi, Paul, Associate Professor of Information Systems, 2013, B.S. (Quinnipiac), M.S. (George Washington), Ph.D. (Florida State)
Dobbs, Joel, Senior Instructor, 2011, M.Sc. (UAB)
Goh, Samuel H., Associate Professor of Information Systems, 2018, B.S., M.B.A. (University of Chattanooga), Ph.D (Florida State University)
Gunnels, Ken, Instructor of Information Systems, 2011, B.S. (UAB); M.B.A. (Samford); M.S., MIS, Ph.D. (Alabama)
Hood, Anthony, Associate Professor, 2011, B.S. M.B.A. (UAB), Ph.D. (University of Alabama)
Howard, Jack Lee, Professor of Management, Interim Chair, 2009, B.S., A.M., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Huang, Xuan, Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods, 2010, B.E. (Tsinghua University, Beijing), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Massachusetts, Amherst)
Jack, Eric, Professor of Management; Dean, Faculty Development and Research, 2001, B.S. (Georgia Institute of Technology), M.B.A. (Wright State), Ph.D. (Cincinnati)
Kornegay, Randall W., Instructor of Business Communication, 2006, B.A., M.A. (UAB)
Lawong, Diane A., Assistant Professor, 2020, BS, MLRHR, PhD (Florida State University)
Munchus III, George M., Professor of Management, 1976, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. (North Texas State), A.P.S.
Murphy, Patrick J., Professor and Goodrich Endowed Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2018, B.S. (Morningside College), M.S. (Wright State University), PhD. (University of Illinois - Chicago)
Musa, Phillip F., Professor of Management, 2000, B.S., M.S., M.B.A. (Texas Tech)
Oliver, Nathan, Senior Instructor, 2003, B.S. (UAB), M.B.A. (Alabama A&M)
Padalino, Mike, Instructor of Management, 2015, B.A. (University of Alabama), M.S. (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Pfluger, Peter, 2016, B.B.A (Penn State University - Harrisburg), M.B.A. (Penn State University)
Qiao, Zhilei, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, 2018, PhD. (Virginia Tech)
Rivera, C. Julio, Associate Professor of Information Systems, 1988, B.S., M.S. (Texas A&M), M.B.A. (Southern Mississippi), Ph.D. (Mississippi State)
Thompson, Sam, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, 2013, B.A., M.B.A. (Texas A & M), M.S., P.h.D. (UA)
Van Matre, Joseph G., Professor of Quantitative Methods, 1971, B.E.E., M.B.A. (Auburn), Ph.D. (Alabama)
Ward, PJ, Instructor of Quantitative Methods, 2016, P.h.D. (UA)
Wasko, Molly McLure, Professor of Management; Associate Dean, 2010, B.B.A., B.A. (James Madison), M.B.A. (Averett), Ph.D. (Maryland, College Park)
Wech, Barbara, Associate Professor of Management, 2001, B.S. (Wayne State), M.B.A. (Michigan State), Ph.D. (Louisiana State)
Xu, Nuo, Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods, 2010, B.S. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), M.S., Ph.D. (Cincinnati)