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  600. INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT This course introduces the students to the uses, trends, and applications of information technologies in organizations. The course will expose the students to computer hardware, computer software, telecommunications, network technology, Internet, World Wide Web, multimedia, and other topics in information technology. Credit, three hours. 601. ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING This course examines the applied micro-economic theory of the firm. Economics concepts covered include demand analysis, production and cost analysis, linear programming applications, pricing policies, and government regulation of the firm. This course also provides an analysis of macro-economic factors influencing business activity and their implications for strategic management and business policy. Credit, three hours. 602. MARKETING MANAGEMENT This course examines the strategic marketing planning process. Emphasis is placed on the development of product lines, sales promotion, and distribution strategies. Prerequisite: CBK requirements in Principles of Economics and Marketing. Credit, three hours. 603. ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION-MAKING This course emphasizes the study of accounting as it relates to internal reporting, managerial decision-making, planning, and control. Topics covered include the following: cost-volume-profit analysis; budgeting; responsibility accounting; product costing; cost behavior; and variance analysis. Prerequisite: CBK requirement in Accounting. Credit, three hours. 604. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT This course addresses the principles of financial management. Topics covered include the following: capital acquisition; working capital management; capital budgeting; valuation theories; and dividend and long-term financial policies. Prerequisite: CBK requirements in Economics, Finance, and Accounting. Credit, three hours. 605. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP & BEHAVIOR This course concentrates on the behavior of individuals in small, informal groups and formal organizations. It examines the following topics: leadership, in the context of group behavior; job satisfaction; supervision; planning; and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: CBK requirement in Management. 606. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR DECISION MAKING This course considers the use of quantitative techniques in business. Topics covered include the following: forecasting techniques; inventory control models; linear and dynamic programming; transportation and assignment problems; statistical quality control; decision theory; and computer applications in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and production. Prerequisite: CBK requirements in Math and Statistical Concepts. Credit, three hours. 610. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS This course is devoted to study of methods and techniques in business research. Topics covered include the following: problem identification and definition; hypotheses formulation and testing; literature review; and data collection and analysis. Prerequisite: Business 606. Credit, three hours. 611. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS This course addresses the needs of information and information technology in the organization in today's competitive business environment. The course will explore the information function within the organization, the nature and characteristics of computerized information systems, usage of information systems and technology to change the organizational structure, work process, and culture. Information system analysis and design are also discussed. Prerequisite: Bus 600. Credit, three hours. 612. LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION This course addresses the impact of legal and ethical factors pertinent to the effective management of business organizations. Legal considerations, both common law and regulatory, are a constant concern for management executives in terms of decision making. Contracts, consumer protections, secured transactions and credit, employment and other currently relevant areas will be examined, in depth, from the perspective of the decision maker, the company, applicable regulatory bodies if any, and the consumer. Students will consider the ethical and legal implications inherent in each of these areas, from each of the four perspectives. Credit, three hours. 616. APPLIED STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT This course is a study of policy formulation and implementation by middle- and senior-level management. This course integrates previous course work in the other core courses. This capstone (integrated management course) is intended to apply theoretical concepts to a variety of organizational situations from a top-management perspective. The concepts and techniques of strategic management in organizations will be the focus of this course. Topics include developing a strategic vision, setting objectives and crafting a strategy. Students will be expected to develop a competitive analysis portfolio; match strategy to an organization's situation; build resource capabilities, support systems, budgets, align culture and strategy; and structure the organization to implement the organization's strategic vision in a dynamic global marketplace. Prerequisite: Completion of all other core course requirements. Credit, three hours. 617. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS This course provides the fundamentals managers need to analyze financial statements in making non-routine decisions, as well as in discharging their day-to-day operating responsibilities. Accordingly, it addresses the following issues: (1) basic accounting and applications in the context of financial statement analysis; (2) analyses of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows; (3) intercorporate investments; (4) financial statement data issues, including "other financial data" and information economics; and (5) financial statement audit opinions. Prerequisite: Business 603. Credit, three hours. 618. ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS This course addresses the analysis, design, and installation of accounting systems, including understanding the control procedures required (with emphasis on computer-based systems). Prerequisite: Business 603. Credit, three hours. 625. INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT An exploration of the issues which face a manager operating in an international environment. The course will expose students to the constraints and opportunities in the global economy to provide an understanding strategic and functional aspects of international business management. Topics include: an overview of global management, cultural, legal, and political influences on international management; international trade and investment; transnational operations and marketing; international human resource management; cross-cultural communication and decision-making; international strategies; and organizing international enterprises. Credit, three hours. 626. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT An advanced study of the human resource management function and its importance in organizations. Discussion topics include human resource planning, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, equal employment opportunity, safety and health, and employee labor relations. The impact of laws and business trends on the human resource function is presented. The manager's role in dealing with the challenges presented by human resources is emphasized. 627. ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT A study of the models, intervention strategies, processes, and techniques for planned organizational change and development. Focus will be on system-wide change and development in complex organizations and the application of behavioral science knowledge to the planned creation and reinforcement of organizational structures, strategies, and cultures for improving organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: Bus 605. Credit, three hours. 631. STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS This course examines the use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, effective decision-making, and efficient operations. The course will explore the usage of many kinds of information systems and technology in organizations and analyze their role, functions, and effects on competitive strategy and organizational operations. Prerequisite: Bus 600. Credit, three hours. 632. MANAGING ELECTRONIC COMMERCE With an emphasis on managing electronic organizations, this course examines electronic commerce infrastructures, various types of electronic commerce, issues in designing and managing on-line business, electronic payments as receivables and payables and Internet security issues. Additional topics such as database marketing will be discussed. Prerequisite: Business 600. Credit, three hours. 633. TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS Information technology is continuously evolving as so is the usage of information systems in the ever-changing business environment. Managers need to adapt operations and processes to the latest trends in information systems and technology. This course will deal with various topics and problems in many functional areas, such as marketing, accounting, production, human resources, and management information systems with information systems and technology. Case studies and lectures will reinforce lectures. 641. INVESTMENTS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT This course addresses principles in determining investment vehicles for individual and institutional investors. It focuses on investment information sources, features of various securities instruments, as well as strategies and techniques for portfolio construction, management and protection. Prerequisite: Business 604. Credit, three hours. 642. DERIVATIVE SECURITIES AND RISK MANAGEMENT This course examines the fundamental issues in risk management by utilizing futures, options, swaps, and various other derivative securities. Other topics include hedging techniques, mergers and acquisitions, and financial engineering. Prerequisite: Business 641. Credit, three hours. 643. DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS This course examines structures and functions of international and domestic financial markets such as stock, bond, mortgage, and money markets. It also addresses financial management aspect of different financial institutions including banks, savings and loans association, investment companies, and pension funds. Theories of comparative advantage, foreign exchange markets, financial risk management, and funds transfer and investments will be discussed. Prerequisite: Business 604. Credit, three hours. 645. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION This course examines the macroeconomic and financial environment within which the organization operates. The course focuses on identifying and assessing the macroeconomic and financial factors affecting the organization and on developing strategies to deal with changes in the macro environment. Prerequisites: Business 604. Credit, three hours. 646. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS This course examines the theory and practice of international trade and financial management issues faced by multinational corporations. The topics include theories of comparative advantage and international specialization; international trade policies and restrictions; foreign exchange markets and balance of payments; financial risk management of foreign operations; and transfer of funds and investment decisions. Prerequisite: Business 604. Credit, three hours. 650. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING This course explores the globalizations of markets and the challenges presented to business managers. The course will examine the impacts of international market segmentation, product attributes, cultural differences, economics differences, differences in product and technical standards, global advertising, and international pricing, etc. on transnational business operations. Credit, three hours. 651. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT This course considers the components of modern-day distribution systems, with emphasis on facility location, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, and communication. Students will develop a conceptual understanding of issues relating to designing, planning, control, product design, information systems, inventory management, quality control and warehousing. Prerequisite: Business 602. Credit, three hours. 680. MBA CASE PROJECT The MBA Case Project tests the student's strategic thinking and analytic skills. There are three different approaches to the Case Project: 1) Students will be provided with the income statement and balance sheet, annual reports, and other pertinent information to make recommendations on a broad range of strategic issues facing a company. 2) Students will be provided with a portfolio and other pertinent information to make trades on investments and maximize their portfolios. 3) Students will be given a series of general management cases that cover a broad range of strategic issues facing companies. The students will submit a final presentation discussing their analysis and recommendations of the company or real-world cases they have investigated. A Project Thesis is required. Credit, three hours.  

Curriculum for Professional Pilot

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Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr AVIA-191 University Seminar I** 1 AVIA-192 University Seminar II** 1 MTSC-121 College Algebra** 3 MTSC-122 Trigonometry** 3 MVSC-100 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness** 2 MIS-105 Microcomputer Applications** 3 ENGL-101 English Composition I** 3 ENGL-102 English Composition II** 3 AVIA-321 Meteorology** 3 AVIA-103 Instrument Rating** 3 AVIA-102 Private Pilot Certification** 3 AVIA-103L Instrument Rating Lab** 1 AVIA-102L Private Pilot Lab** 1         Total Credits 16   Total Credits 14 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr ENGL-xxx Literature I* 3 ENGL-xxx Literature II* 3 PHYS-111 Intro to Physics I 3 PHYS-112 Intro to Physics II 3 PHYS-111 Intro to Physics I Lab 1 PHYS-112 Intro to Physics II Lab 1 MTSC-251 Calculus I** 4 MGMT-205 Management Processes** 4 AVIA-201 Basic Aircraft Systems** 3 AVIA-310 Flight Safety* 3 AVIA-201L Commercial Pilot Lab I** 1 AVIA-202 Commercial Pilot Certification** 3       AVIA-202L Commercial Pilot Lab II .67   Total Credits 14-15   Total Credits 17.67 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr PSYC-201 Intro to Psychology 3 ENGL-327 Interpersonal Communications 3 xx-xxx Foreign Language I 3 xx-xxx Foreign Language II 3 AVIA-307 Advanced Aircraft Systems** 3 AVIA-350 Air Traffic Control** 3 AVIA-307L Commercial Pilot Lab III** 1 AVIA-301 Multi-Engine Rating** 1 AVIA-305 Adv Aero & Aircraft Perf** 3 AVIA-361L Multi-Engine Rating Lab** .33 ENGL-200 Speech* 3 MGMT-305 Management Information Sys** 3       GLST-395 Global Societies** 3   Total Credits 16   Total Credits 16.33 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr HIST-xxx History Elective 3 AVIA-450 International Air Transport*** 3 AVIA-317 Human Factors in Aviation** 3 xx-xxx Arts/Humanities Elective 3 AVIA-333 Crew Resource Management** 3 AVIA-489 Aviation Legislation** 3 MGMT-325 Organizational Behavior** 3 AVIA-402 CFI-Instrument** 3 AVIA-401 CFI-Airplane** 3 AVIA-431L CFI-Instrument Lab** .33 AVIA-401L CFI-Lab** .67                     Total Credits 15.67   Total Credits 12.33                   *    Writing Intensive Course(s) **   Grade of “C” or better required in all Management Core (40/41/42/46/520 and       Aviation Major Requirements (49) *** Senior Capstone Course, which also satisfies the General Education Requirements Total Credits: 122-123  

Curriculum for Aviation Management

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Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr AVIA-191 University Seminar I** 1 AVIA-192 University Seminar II** 1 MTSC-121 College Algebra** 3 MTSC-125 Finite Math** 3 MVSC-100 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness** 2 MIS-105 Microcomputer Applications** 3 ENGL-101 English Composition I** 3 ENGL-102 English Composition II** 3 HIST-xxx History Elective 3 PSYC-201 Intro to Psychology 3 AVIA-102 Private Pilot Certification** 3 ENGL-xxx Foreign Language I 3 AVIA-102L Private Pilot Lab** (optional) 1         Total Credits 15-16   Total Credits 16 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr ENGL-xxx Literature I(201,202,205,206)* 3 ENGL-xxx Literature II(201,202,205,206)* 3 xx-xxx Foreign Language II 3 MGMT-205 Management Processes** 4 PHYS-111 Intro to Physics I 3 PHYS-112 Intro to Physics II 3 PHYS-111 Intro to Physics I Lab 1 PHYS-112 Intro to Physics II Lab 1 MTSC-225 Calculus for Business & Social Sci.** 3 AVIA-310 Flight Safety* 3 ENGL-200 Speech* 3 MGMT-208 Intro to Statistics**         or         MTSC-341 Probability 3   Total Credits    16   Total Credits  17 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr AVIA-370 Airport Planning & Management* 3 HRM-320 Human Resources Management 3 ACCT-201 Accounting I** 3 ACCT-203 Accounting for Decision Making** 3 GLST-395 Global Societies** 3 MGMT-305 Management Info Systems** 3 xx-xxx Free Elective 3 MTSC-350 Air Traffic Control** 3 ECON-201 Macroeconomics** 3         Total Credits 15   Total Credits 12 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr HRM-330 Management/Employee Relations 3 AVIA-450 International Air Transport*** 3 AVIA-333 Crew Resource Management** 3 MKT-300 Principles of Marketing** 3 ENGL-327 Interpersonal Communications 3 AVIA-489 Aviation Legislation** 3 MGMT-325 Organizational Behavior** 3 AVIA-312 Operations Management** 3 MGMT-440 International Management** 3 AVIA-440 Airline Management* 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15                   *     Writing Intensive Course(s) **   Grade of “C” or better required in all Management Core (40/41/42/46/520 and        Aviation Major Requirements (49) *** Senior Capstone Course, which also satisfies the General Education Requirements.   Total Credits: 121-122

Course Descriptions for Aviation

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  AVIA-101. INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS. 3:3:0 Presents an overview of aviation, enabling the student to gain an appreciation of the complexities of the field of aeronautics. Course content includes historical background, fundamentals of flight and aeronautical technology, the social and economic impact of aerospace and future development, and government regulation. Credit, three (3) hours. AVIA-102. PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATION. 3:3:3 Academic studies in preparation for the experience of flying and preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examinations for the Private Pilot Certification. Materials covered include basic aerodynamics, elementary aircraft systems, aviation navigation, safety, weather, aviation physiology, and FAA Regulations. Incorporates 45 hours of ground instruction and 45 hours of flight instruction. Three (3) hours lecture. Credit, three hours. AVIA-102L. PRIVATE PILOT LAB. 1:0:1.5 Provides the students with the flight time and instruction to complete all maneuvers and operations required to earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certificate. Course includes all dual and solo flights, and evaluation flights and oral and flight examinations administered by the FAA or appointed examiners. Course consists of 45 hours of flight training. Three flight hours and one and one-half hours pre- & post-flight briefing per week. Prerequisite or corequisite: Airway Science 102 or permission of department Chairperson. Credit, 1 hour. AVIA-103. INSTRUMENT RATING. 3:3:0 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examinations for the Instrument Rating. Information covered includes aircraft instrument systems, ground-based instrument systems, normal and emergency practices and procedures related to flying under Instrument Meteorological conditions, and FAA Regulations related to flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Consists of 45 hours of ground instruction and 45 hours of flight training. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-103L. INSTRUMENT RATING LAB. 1:0:1.5 Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to complete all maneuvers and operations required to earn the FAA Instrument Rating. Course includes all evaluation flights and certification and oral examinations administered by the FAA or its appointed examiners. Course consists of 45 hours of flight training. Three flight hours and one and one-half hour pre- & post-flight briefing per week. Prerequisites or corequisite: Airway Science 103 or permission of department Chairperson. Credit, one hour. AVIA-201. BASIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS. 3:3:0 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examinations for the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Materials covered include intermediate aircraft systems, safety, aviation physiology, aircraft avionics, and CRM. Consists of 45 hours of flight instruction and 45 hours of ground instruction. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-201L. COMMERCIAL I LAB. 1:0:1.5 Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to learn and practice commercial pilot maneuvers and advanced cross-country flying in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Course includes an evaluation. All flights are performed in single engine airplanes with fixed landing gear. Course consists of 50 hours of flight training. Three flight hours and one and one-half hours of pre- & post-flight briefing per week. Prerequisite or corequisite: Airway Science 201 or permission of department Chairperson. Credit, 1 hour. AVIA-202. COMMERCIAL PILOT. 3:3:0 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examinations for the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Materials covered include intermediate aerodynamics, intermediate aircraft systems, intermediate aviation navigation under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), safety, weather, aviation physiology, and FAA Regulations related to the commercial pilot. Consists of 45 hours of flight instruction. Credit, three hours. AVIA-202L. COMMERCIAL PILOT LAB II Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to continue to learn and practice the commercial pilot maneuvers and advanced cross country flying in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.  Course includes an evaluation.  Course consists of 29 hours of flight training.  Prerequisite: 49-201L or permission of the program Director or department Chairperson.  Credit, .67 hours. AVIA-301. MULTIENGINE RATING. 1:1:0 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA oral examination for the Multiengine Airplane Class Rating. Information covered includes multiengine aerodynamics and systems, safety, and FAA Regulations relevant to multiengine flight. Consists of 15 hours of ground instruction and 12 hours of flight training. One hour lecture per week. Prerequisite: Airway Science 227 (Commercial Pilot Flight Lab VII). Credit, one hour. AVIA-305. ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS AND AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE. 3:3:0 Academic studies covering advanced aerodynamic theories and their application. Includes airfoil shape, drag, velocity, lift, thrust, stability and control. Also included are advanced principles of performance including airplane capabilities and limitations, performance design criteria, load factors, weight and balance, comparative analysis of aircraft and aircraft certification. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-307. ADVANCED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS. 3:3:0 The study of advanced systems currently in use in aircraft flown by the airlines. This course provides knowledge necessary to successfully complete the FAA Flight Engineer written examination. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-307L. COMMERCIAL PILOT LAB III Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to complete all maneuvers required to earn the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.  Course includes all evaluation flight and certification and oral examinations administered by the FAA or its appointed examiners.  Course consists of 36 hours of flight training.  Prerequisite: 49-202L or permission of the program Director or department Chairperson.  Credit, 1 hour. AVIA-310. FLIGHT SAFETY. 3:3:0 Presentation and analysis of factors and procedures relating to aviation safety. Discusses techniques for accident prevention, development of safety programs, procedures used in accident investigation, physiological and psychological factors relating to aviation safety, the role weather plays in safety. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-312. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. 3:3:0 Management techniques and administrative functions as they apply to the aviation industry. Includes planning, economic and resource considerations, problems, current issues and future trends related to aviation operations. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-317. HUMAN FACTORS IN AVIATION. 3:3:0 A study of cockpit resource management as applied in commercial air carriers. Includes pilot-in-command responsibilities; decision making; cockpit communications; interpersonal relationships; cockpit procedures; physiological and psychological factors and their role in accidents. A study is made of advances in aircraft and equipment and procedures to minimize human error and its effects. Credit, three hours. AVIA-321. METEOROLOGY. 3:3:0 Basic theories of weather, atmospheric conditions, and climate, as they apply to flight. Explores the physical processes affecting the atmospheric environment and their relationships. Includes the principles of forecasting and an introduction to meteorological instrumentation. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-333. CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT The course will examine the concepts of Crew Resource Management currently practiced in military, commercial and corporate aviation.  The role of crew supervision and training, organized labor, leadership styles, and management oversight will be studied.  Students will gain an understanding of the aviation operational characteristics that gave rise to the implementation of CRM training. The CRM course has the goal to familiarize students with contemporary training models used in crew education with the intent of enabling course participants to apply learned philosophies and strategies to their individual aviation experience.  Credit, three hours. AVIA-350. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. 3:3:0 A study of the national air traffic control system with emphasis on basic air traffic control procedures; the roles of Center, Approach Control, Tower, and Flight Service Station. Includes communications, navigation procedures, radar operations, facilities. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-360. THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM. 3:3:0 An overview of the proposed NAS. Covers problems encountered in implementing the system, airspace allocation and usage, facilities, safety considerations, new developments in electronic navigation and control systems, economic impact, social and political implications. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-361. MULTIENGINE FLIGHT LAB. .33:0:1.5 Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to complete all maneuvers and operations required in preparation to earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Multiengine Airplane Class Rating. Course includes an evaluation flight and Certification oral and practical examinations administered by the FAA or its appointed examiners. One hour flight, one-half hour pre- & post-flight briefing per week. Prerequisite or corequisite: Airway Science 301. Prerequisite: Airway Science 227 (Commercial Flight Lab VII). Credit, .33 hours. AVIA-370. AIRPORT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT. 3:3:0 A comprehensive study of airport operations and management. Includes the analysis of the role of the airport manager in planning, finance and administration, public relations, social, political and environmental considerations; operational requirements and facility maintenance. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-401. CFI-AIRPLANE. 3:2:3 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examination for the Flight Instructor Airplane Certificate. Information covered includes the fundamentals of instruction in classrooms, in one-to-one situations, and in airplane cockpits. Also included is analysis of student performance and evaluation of aviation students in academics and in practical situations and the regulatory responsibilities of the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI). Consists of 25 hours of flight and 25 hours of ground instruction. Prerequisite: Airway Science 202. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-401L. CFI-AIRPLANE LAB. 66:0:2.0 Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to demonstrate, teach, and evaluate performance of students in all maneuvers and operations required to earn the Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot Certificates. The student will be prepared to successfully complete the FAA Flight Instructor-Airplanes (CFI-A) oral and practical examinations administered by the FAA or its appointed examiners. Two hours flight, one hour pre- & post-flight briefing per week. Prerequisite: Airway Science 202L, Commercial Pilot Certification or permission of department Chairperson. Credit, .66 hours each. AVIA-402. CFI-INSTRUMENT. 3:3:1 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examinations for the Flight Instructor (CFI) Instruments Certificate. Information covered includes a review of the body of knowledge required of the Instrument rated pilot, and methods of imparting this knowledge to students. The regulatory responsibilities of the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) are reviewed and emphasized. Consists of 25 hours of ground instruction and 25 hours of flight instruction. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Airway Science 202, Junior Standing. Credit, three hours. AVIA-431. CFI-INSTRUMENT LAB. .33:0:1.5 Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to demonstrate, teach, and evaluate performance of students in all maneuvers and operations required to earn the FAA Instrument Rating. The student will be prepared to successfully complete the FAA Certificated Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFI-I) oral and practical examinations administered by the FAA or its appointed examiners. Prerequisite or corequisite Airway Science 402. Credit, .33 hours. AVIA-440. CONCEPTS OF AIR TRANSPORT UTILIZATION. 3:3:0 A study of the factors involved in the effective use of aircraft in the transportation of passengers and cargo. Includes aircraft design, suitability, cost effectiveness, operational and marketing considerations and social implications. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-444. SENIOR CAPSTONE. 3:3:0 Provides the student with an understanding of the aviation professions, his/her role in professions in the near- and long-term, and strategies for gaining employment within the profession. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite, Senior Standing. Credit, three hours. AVIA-450. AIR TRANSPORTATION. 3:3:0 A survey of the historical development of the air transportation system covering facilities, impact of regulations, problems encountered in commercial air transportation, future requirements, airline operations, economics, and social implications. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-470. CFI-MULTIENGINE. 1:1:0 Academic studies in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and oral examinations for the Flight Instruct or Multiengine Certificate. Information covered includes a review of the body of knowledge required of the multiengine rated pilot, and methods of imparting this knowledge to students. The regulatory responsibilities of the Certificate Flight Instructor (CFI) are reviewed and emphasized. Consists of 15 hours of multiengine ground instruction and 15 hours of multiengine flight instruction. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Airway Science 301 and Airway Science 402, Senior Standing. Credit, two hours. AVIA-471. CFI-MULTIENGINE LAB. .33:0:1.5 Provides the student with the flight time and instruction to demonstrate, teach and evaluate performance of students in all maneuvers and operations required to earn the FAA Multiengine Rating. The student will be prepared to successfully complete the FAA Certificated Flight Instructor-Multiengine (CFI-ME) oral and practical examinations administered by the FAA or its appointed examiners. One hour flight, one-half hour pre- & post-flight briefing per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Airway Science 470. Credit, .33 hour. AVIA-489. AVIATION LEGISLATION. 3:3:0 This course emphasizes legal concepts concerning aviation as related to operation, contracts, insurance and liability, regulatory, statutes, law and case law. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Three hours lecture per week. Credit, three hours. AVIA-499. PRACTICUM. 1-3:0:0 Involves selected practical experience in aviation, appropriate to the degree option being pursued. Experience may be within the Delaware State University environment or elsewhere within the aviation industry. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Credit, one to three hours.  

Department of Business Administration

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Management Department

Dr. Chittibabu Govindarajulu
Chair & Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Research & Analytics

Bank of America Building
Room 210
Phone: 302.857.6933
Fax: 302.857.6379

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Welcome Message from Chair Welcome to the Business Administration department.  Business Administration department is the largest department in the College of Business (COB) and our full-time faculty members are highly qualified with terminal degrees in their respective fields. They are dedicated to helping you achieve these goals. COB is one of the two colleges in the state of Delaware with AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, awarded only to the best business schools in the world. Our faculty members are committed to providing you with the technical knowledge that will prepare you to be a successful in your chosen concentration field. Our small class sizes help in productive student-faculty interactions leading to learning. B.S. in Management offers several concentrations of study – Marketing, Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Finance & Banking, Business Economics, and General Management. By providing high quality faculty, professional development workshops, active student organizations, and opportunities to attend professional conferences, we prepare students to successfully enter into the work force. Developing professional skills are important in ensuring that you receive internships and jobs. Attending workshops and conferences, helps you build resumes, interviewing skills, start networking, and exploring different career paths in Management. Management students have participated in internships at firms like Vanguard, JP Morgan Chase, and Barclay’s Bank among others. If you have any further questions regarding the various concentrations we offer, please contact me by phone 302.857.6933 or email. I would be happy to answer your questions. Sincerely, Chittibabu (Chitti) Govindarajulu, PhD. Chair, Department of Business Administration Associate Dean for Research and Analytics, COB College of Business  Curriculum The curriculum in Management provides students the opportunity to acquire a broad professional education in several areas of business and management specializations, leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration or Hospitality and Tourism Management. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a student can select from a variety of concentrations which provide in-depth understanding of specific functional areas. The areas of concentration are: General Management Human Resource Management Information Systems Marketing Business Economics Finance and Banking Through its curricula and co-curricula programs and activities, the School of Management seeks to achieve the following major objectives: to provide a learning environment conducive to developing the knowledge bases, competencies, and other skills required for leadership positions in  management of business government and other work organizations; to provide an integrative, experience and problem-based program of study; to provide students with a multidisciplinary foundation to understand the complexities of organizational management in the context of external factors  such as the economy, technology, competition and globalization; to prepare students with the competencies necessary to pursue graduate studies in management-related disciplines and other fields of study; and to provide advanced studies in management, through quality graduate programs. The Department of Business Administration houses the Airway Sciences program that offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Airway Science Management or Airway Science Systems (Professional Pilot). The department also houses Hospitality and Tourism Management program that offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Students can also earn a concentration in Casino Operations Management.  
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Faculty Profile


Professors:
Dr. Awadzi, Winston (Management)
Dr. Beugre, Constant (Management)
Dr. Kim, DaeRyong (MIS)
Dr. Mayo, Cynthia (Director, HTM Program)

Associate Professors: 
Dr. Govindarajulu, Chittibabu (MIS)
Dr. Nunlee, Martin (Marketing)
Dr. Pinjani, Praveen (MIS)
Dr. Rodriguez, Carlos (Marketing)
Dr. Sadoughi, Mohammad (Management)

Assistant Professors:
Dr. Baburaj, Yamuna (Visiting)
Dr. Clarke, June (HTM)
Dr. Maity, Devdeep (Marketing)
Mr. Reigle, Hans (Aviation)
 

Instructors:
Mr. Calazzo, Nick (Management)
Mr. Ganatra, Chandrakant (Management)
Mr. Zamir, Zahid (MIS)
 

Director(s):
Captain Speed, Steve (Director, Aviation Program)

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance

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Accounting, Economics, and Finance Department

Bank of America Building
Room 211
302.857.6911
Fax: 302.857.6924

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Welcome Message from Chair The Department houses the accounting, economics and finance faculty at Delaware State University. We offer: •    a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting,  •    a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration Economics, and  •    a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration Finance.   Our mission is to provide a student-centered learning environment to develop accounting, economics and finance professionals with a national and global perspective. We emphasize the development of technical competencies through academic excellence, innovation, integrity in teaching, professional development, applied and instructional research, preparation for advanced studies, and outreach. Our students have many opportunities to become involved in the university through our student organizations, including Delaware State University’s student government association (http://www.desu.edu/student-affairs/student-organizations), the Accounting and Finance Club, the Investment Club (icapower.com/ndas/dsuiclub), and the student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants http://www.nabainc.org/, the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma and the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics. The college offers a variety of scholarships to help students fund their education and prepare for the next step in their careers. Contact us today! Dr. Bernadette Ruf, PhD. Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance College of Business  Delaware State University  1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277  Phone: 302.857.6911 Email: bruf@desu.edu  

Department of Sport Management

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Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Delaware State University
Department of Sport Management
Memorial Hall, Room 212
Telephone: 302.857.6600

 

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Welcome to the Department of Sport Management The Sport Management Department has designed a program to develop "effective practitioners" who are equipped with specialty content knowledge, demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, utilize technology in a variety of sport and Recreation Management settings, and are able to apply specialized knowledge and skills through proven models of teaching, research and service in the industries of professional sports, collegiate sports, recreational sports and professional sport facilities. The Department of Sport Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree with a concentration in Sport Management. All majors in the Department engage in an internship as their senior capstone experiences during their final semester of enrollment. The culminating experience allows majors to practice their learned skills in an actual real life situation that will be similar to what they will be experiencing after graduation. The undergraduate program of the Sport Management is in candidacy status of national accreditation through Commission On Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The department offers a Minor in Coaching Management for undergraduate studies at DSU. The minor could be either used for the students who have enrolled in Sport Management program or other concentrations/majors. The Coaching Management minor is designed to strengthen knowledge and skills in athletic coaching to empower students’ capability in athletic workforce. The program is formulated with national standards of coaching program by National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). The Coaching Management minor contains 21 credit hours that are mainly offered by the Department of Sport Management within College of Business. The Department of Sport Management also offers a Minor in Recreation Management for undergraduate studies at DSU. The minor could be either used for the students who have enrolled in Sport Management or other concentrations/majors. The Recreation Management minor is designed to strengthen specified knowledge and skills in recreation to empower students’ capability in workforce of intramural sports, recreation facilities, government agencies, and private (e.g., YMCA) recreational organizations. The program is formulated with national standards of recreation program by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The Recreation Management minor contains 20 credit hours of courses by the Department of Sport Management within College of Business. The Sport Management Organization is the student organization within the Department of Sport Management. All Sport Management majors are eligible for the membership. The organization elects its own officers, updates its by-laws, and determines its goals and objectives. The majors' organization activities are both professional- and service-oriented. Majors are encouraged to attend regional or national conventions under the supervision of the organization's faculty advisor. The organization hosts an annual leadership conference at DSU’s campus and invites their members to attend the Sport Management National Conference yearly. Master of Science in Sport Administration offered by Department of Sport Management that professionally prepares ethical leaders for advanced responsibilities within sport organizations and/or to design and implement new sport or sport-related enterprises. This is a 30 credit hour, twelve-month program designed to develop your ability to lead and manage sport and/or sport-related organizations while adapting to changing economic, legal, political, and social influences. The Master Program of Sport Administration is in candidacy status of national accreditation through Commission On Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). These are some of the unique features of this program; (1) the program adheres to the standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education/North American Society for Sport Management, (2) the courses are designed to incorporate extensive problem-based field experiences in the sport industry, (3) all students pay in-state tuition and fees, and (4) weeknight classes are located at Kirkwood Site of Wilmington.  Students will enroll for 9 credit hours (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters. Class meetings are Monday evenings from 5:30 – 10:50 p.m. for 8 weeks with a week break between sessions. The third course will be a web-based course using the Blackboard for the semester. Request more information  
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DEPARTMENT FACULTY & STAFF

 

DR. LI CHEN, Professor & Chairperson
Coordinator for Coaching and Recreation Management
Phone: 302.857.6602
Email:lchen@desu.edu
Fax:  302.857.7397

DR. JAN E. BLADE, Associate Professor
Director for Graduate Program
Phone: (302) 857-6607
Email: jblade@desu.edu
Fax: 302.857.6601


DR. MARK STILL, Assistant Professor
Director for Undergraduate Program
Phone: (302) 857-6614
Email: mstill@desu.edu
Fax: 302.857.6601

DR. MARK L. ZHANG, Associate Professor
Phone: (302) 857-6367
Email: lzhang@desu.edu
Fax: 302.857.6601

MRS. CHERYL A. MCCREA, MBA, Senior Secretary, Adjunct Instructor            
Phone: (302) 857-6600
Email: cmccrea@desu.edu
Fax: 302.857.6601

Teaching Staff:

Mrs. Sherwanda Rachal, Instructor
Recreation Management
Phone: 302.786.7050
Email: srachal@desu.edu

Mrs. Jennifer Ridgley, Instructor
Coaching Management and Horsemanship
Phone: 302.359.2277
Email: jridgely@desu.edu

Dr. Gwendolyn Scott-Jones, Associate Professor
Sport Psychologist
Phone: 302.857.6664
Email: gscottjones@desu.edu

Mr. Jonathan Stewart, Instructor
Sport and Recreation Management and Aquatics
Phone: 302.857.7727
Email: jstewart@desu.edu

Mr. Thornton, Scott, Instructor
Recreation Management and Golf
Phone: 410.982.7543
Email: sthornton@desu.edu

Mrs. Jordan Williams, Instructor
Recreational Management and Aerobics
Phone: 302.857.7754
Email: jschaffner@desu.edu

 

Management Department Directory

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Administration Delaware State University provides personal attention and recognition from a talented, dedicated staff—from coaches to counselors to police officers. Consider us your own support team, ready to help you succeed. Use the links below to find contact information for administrative staff throughout the university. You can also return to the top of the directory and find more detailed contact information for individuals and departments using the Campus Directory.   Management Department 302-857-6930 Dr. Dae Ryong KIM Ph.D., University of Mississippi M.S., Iowa State University B.A., Yeungnam University (Korea)   302-857-6930 dkim@desu.edu   Dr. Winston AWADZI Ph.D., Louisiana State University M.B.A., University of New Orleans B.S., Louisiana State University   302-857-6930 wawadzi@desu.edu   Dr. Nanda K. VISWANATHAN   302-857-6930 nviswanat@desu.edu   Dr. Constant D. BEUGRE   302-857-6930 cbeugre@desu.edu   Dr. Chittibabu GOVINDARAJULU Ph.D., University of Mississippi M.B.A., Barathidasan University - India B.S., Anna University - India   302-857-6930 chitti@desu.edu   Dr. Mohammad H. SADOUGHI Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado M.B.A., Oklahoma City University B.A., University of Tehran   302-857-6930 msadough@desu.edu   Dr. Richard MAHEE   302-857-6930 @desu.edu   Dr. Martin NUNLEE Ph.D., Marketing   302-857-6930 mnunlee@desu.edu   Dr. Praveen PINJANI Ph.D., Management Information Systems   302-857-6930 ppinjani@desu.edu   Dr. Carlos M. RODRIGUEZ Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University M.S., Pennsylvania State University B.S., Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería   Reviews Editor International Marketing Review, IMR 302-857-6930 crodriguez@desu.edu   Dr. Kathlyn WILSON   302-857-6930 kwilson@desu.edu   Ms. Janet L. McCREA   Career & Academic Advisor 302-857-6930 jmccrea@desu.edu   Ms. Kittina P. COURSEY   Secretary 302-857-6930 kcoursey@desu.edu  

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