purposes. Effective communication using data visualization will be
studied. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA U750. Accounting Analytics (3) Basic theory and structure
underlying accounting and auditing. The FASB codification to research
accounting issues will be used and auditing analytics to aid in sampling
and risk assessment will be applied. Prerequisites: ACCT U332, ACCT U435;
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA U755. International Accounting and Consolidations (3)
Consolidation of financial statements for both domestic and foreign sub-sidiaries.
Topics will include accounting for foreign currency transactions,
hedging and derivatives, and spreadsheet sensitivity analysis to forecast
exposure to foreign currency transactions and foreign currency exchange
rates. Prerequisites: ACCT U332; Prerequisite or Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA U760. Data Governance, Law, and Ethics (3) Ethical and legal
theories that have led to various regulations, including antitrust, workers’
compensation, social security, employment law, taxation, and environ-mental
compliance. Topics will include the uses of analytics to support
the overarching theories and regulations. Prerequisite or Corequisite:
MSBA U765. Business Process and Operations Analytics (3)
Quantitative modeling tools and techniques used to solve problems faced
in modern supply chains such as forecasting demand, determining the
capacity of a manufacturing line, and optimizing the production opera-tion.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA U770. Programming for Analytics (3) Principle and practical
issues while effectively integrating data analytics topics using R/Python.
Topics will include data preparation, missing data, lists, functions, and
loops. Prerequisite: MSBA U710.
MSBA U775. Web and Social Media Analytics (3) Methods and tools
to collect, analyze, and report website usage data by visitors, emphasiz-ing
the nature of the visits to websites and vistors’ demographics. Con-cepts,
tools, tutorials, and cases studies that business managers need to
extract and analyze the seven layers of social media data, including text,
actions, networks, apps, hyperlinks, search engine, and location layers
will be emphasized. Prerequisites: MSBA U700, MSBA U705.
MSBA U780. Marketing Analytics (3) Developing analytical methods
and applying statistical and mathematical tools to predict consumer be-havior.
Formal models to analyze how and when customers make product
purchase decisions, configure new products, develop market segments,
forecast market share, and determine optimal pricing strategies will be
introduced. Prerequisites: MSBA U700. MSBA U705.
MSBA U790. Analytics Capstone (3) Solving business problems from
data collection and model construction through analysis and presentation
of results to recommendations for specific business decisions. Commercial
and open source software tools will be used to build models and conduct
analyses. Prerequisites: MSBA U700, MSBA U705, MSBA U720, MSBA
U730. Corequisite: MSBA U740.
NURS U700. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations for Nursing
(3). Exploration of various nursing theories and the utilization of nursing
theory to health care delivery and to the role of the Masters-prepared nurse.
This course investigates nursing theory and its relationship to providing com-prehensive
and holistic care. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program.
NURS U701. Health Promotion and Advanced Health Assessment
(3). Comprehensive advanced holistic health assessment skills based on
the integration of advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge neces-sary
to identify health needs and risks. Emphasis will be placed on the
differentiation between normal and abnormal findings, integration of
laboratory findings and diagnostic reasoning analyses for clinical decision
making, incorporating the principles of health promotion. Prerequisites:
Admission to graduate program.
NURS U702. Advanced Pathophysiology (3). Examination of the
pathophysiological bases of disease processes. Advanced pathophysiological
concepts for all body systems as a foundation for clinical decision making
and nursing management by the advanced practice nurse are included.
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.
NURS U703. Cultural Perspective in Healthcare (2). Emphasis on
understanding the ways cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, spiri-tual,
religion and lifestyle variations are expressed. Attention is directed
at increasing the capacity of health care professionals to develop culturally
sensitive health care systems. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.
NURS U704. Education in Nursing (3). Educational theories and principles
for students, patients, and groups. Teaching and learning themes apply
evidence-based strategies and prepare nurses to teach patients, peers, and
students in various settings.
NURS U705. Advanced Digital & Information Literacy for Nurses (3).
Advanced exploration of essential digital, media and information literacies
and their conceptual underpinnings critical to nursing practice in increas-ingly
technology health care environments. Learners engage in a variety
of advanced technological uses and skills while synthesizing health care
information and management. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate
program, or permission of instructor.
NURS U706. Curriculum & Program Development (3). Curriculum
development, revision, and the role of the nurse educator in supporting
cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning. Topics include characteristics
of a good curriculum, appropriate teaching/learning and educator resources.
NURS U707. Instructional & Evaluation Strategies (3). The outcomes
from and use of instructional strategies of graduate-level nursing students
targeting areas of staff development, patient education, and academia.
Goalsetting and ongoing improvement of instructional approaches that
lead to positive results will be explored.
NURS U710. Advanced Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3). Prepara-tion
of Masters-prepared nurses with skills and knowledge needed to use
nursing evidence to provide high quality nursing care, initiate change and
promote evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice models are used
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