The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective.

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

business.wsu.edu/academics/MISE/
Todd 442
509-335-5319

Department Chair and Associate Professor, R. Crossler; Senior Associate Dean and Professor, D. Compeau; Senior Associate Dean and Professor, T. Tripp (Vancouver); Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Clinical Associate Professor, M. Mayes; Professors, L. Hunter, A. Sahaym, R. Suddaby; Associate Professors, J. Beus, K. Butterfield; R. Johnson, A. Kier (Vancouver), K. Kuhn, L. Sheppard, P. Skilton (Tri-Cities), B. Warnick (Vancouver); Assistant Professors, H. Johnson, Y. Kwon, A. Lahiri, S. Lee, L. Nguyen, R. Saylors (Vancouver), L. Zhu; Career Track Professor, J. Compeau; Career Track Associate Professors, J. Bravo (Tri-Cities), C. Cooney, M. Featherman, J. Gladstone (Everett), R. Moser; Career Track Assistant Professors, A. Brown, V. Kolde, K. Meyer, A. Smith (Vancouver); Professors Emeriti, V. Miskin, C. Morgan.




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Entrepreneurship (120 Credits)

Entrepreneurship is the recognition, creation, evaluation, and pursuit of opportunities for individual and social gains through the application of creativity and the securing of resources. The entrepreneurship major at WSU is not just for students who want to start a business. The major will help develop a broader mindset about innovation, risk-taking, and action that is valuable to students who work in large companies, non-profits, and new commercial or social ventures.

Additional majors within the Business Administration Degree
Students already admitted to another major within the Business Administration degree, except for the Business Administration major, can elect to earn an additional major in Entrepreneurship by completing the following courses: ENTRP 426, ENTRP 485, ENTRP 486, ENTRP 489, ENTRP 490, ENTRP 492. None of the courses for an additional major may be used for a 300-400-level Business Elective and at least 15 credits of an additional major’s courses cannot be used elsewhere in the degree. If interested in this option, please contact a Carson College of Business advisor.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurship students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
UCORE Inquiry33
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
ECONS 101 or 10213
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
UCORE Inquiry34
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23013
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
UCORE Inquiry33
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23113
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
MGTOP 21564
MIS 2503
UCORE Inquiry33
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENTRP 489 3
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
UCORE Inquiry33
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
ENTRP 490 [M] 3
FIN 3253
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,73
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ENTRP 4263
ENTRP 485 [M]3
300-400-level Business Elective93
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,73
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Second TermCredits
ENTRP 486 [M] or 496 [M]103
ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Elective (MIS 441 recommended)93
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,75
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
3Must complete 5 of these 6 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.
8Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation (excluding courses in ACCTG, B_A, B_LAW, ENTRP, FIN, HBM, I_BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, and MKTG), or courses in ANTH, ART, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WGSS not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
9300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required ENTRP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
10ENTRP 496 is a year-long course that must be taken both fall and spring semesters.

Management (120 Credits)

The Management major has been developed for students interested in pursuing a career as a professional manager. In addition to learning vital management skills such as planning, organizing, leadership, and controlling, students will gain marketable skills by choosing one of two tracks. The Human Resource Management (HRM) track provides skills in areas such as selection, training, motivating, evaluating, and compensating employees. The Innovation and Change (I&C) track provides skills in areas such as managing innovation in networks and teams and managing organizational change processes.

Additional majors within the Business Administration Degree
Students already admitted to another major within the Business Administration degree, except for the Business Administration major, can elect to earn an additional major in Management by completing the following courses: MGMT 401, MGMT 485, MGTOP 470, MGMT 483, and 3 credits of MIS 441, MIS 420, ENTRP 489, or MGMT 496 for the Innovation & Change track or MGMT 401, MGMT 485, MGTOP 470, MGMT 450, MGMT 455, and MGMT 456 for Human Resource Management track. None of the courses for an additional major may be used for a 300-400-level Business Elective and at least 15 credits of an additional major’s courses cannot be used elsewhere in the degree. If interested in this option, please contact a Carson College of Business advisor.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Management, students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 201 23
UCORE Inquiry33
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
ECONS 101 or 10213
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
HBM 10111
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
UCORE Inquiry34
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23013
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23113
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
MGTOP 21564
UCORE Inquiry36
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
FIN 3253
I BUS 3803
MGMT 4013
UCORE Inquiry33
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 403 3
MGMT 485 [M]3
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
Track Electives83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
MGTOP 4703
International Experience Requirement or Electives 53
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Track Electives [M]86
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
International Experience Requirement or Electives3
Track Electives83
Electives95
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
3Must complete 5 of these 6 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation (excluding courses in ACCTG, B_A, B_LAW, ENTRP, FIN, HBM, I_BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, and MKTG), or courses in ANTH, ART, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WGSS not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
8Track Electives: Students must complete one of two tracks for the management major. A total of 12 credits are required for each track. The requirements for each track are as follows. Innovation & Change Track: required MGMT 483 [M]; 3 credits from MIS 441, MIS 420, ENTRP 489, MGMT 496; 6 credits from any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required MGMT/MGTOP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses. Human Resource Management Track: required MGMT 450, 455, 456 [M]; 3 credits from any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required MGMT/MGTOP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.

Management Information Systems (120 Credits)

Preparation for careers in every field of business, using information systems technology to solve business problems. Provides excellent training in systems design, development, networking, and support to meet the demands of this fast-growing occupational area.

Additional majors within the Business Administration Degree
Students already admitted to another major within the Business Administration degree, except for the Business Administration major, can elect to earn an additional major in Management Information Systems by completing the following courses: MIS 322, MIS 325, MIS 372, and two 300-400-level MIS Electives10. None of the courses for an additional major may be used for a 300-400-level Business Elective and at least 15 credits of an additional major’s courses cannot be used elsewhere in the degree. If interested in this option, please contact a Carson College of Business advisor.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Management Information System students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
UCORE Inquiry33
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
ECONS 101 or 10213
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
UCORE Inquiry34
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23013
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23113
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
MGTOP 21564
UCORE Inquiry36
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
FIN 3253
MIS 3253
MIS 372 [M]3
Electives73
Second TermCredits
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 3403
MIS 322 [M]3
MKTG 3603
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
UCORE Inquiry33
300-400-level Business Electives93
300-400-level MIS Electives103
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
Social Science or Humanities Elective 83
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Electives93
300-400-level MIS Elective103
International Experience Requirement and/or Electives5,75
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
3Must complete 5 of these 6 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.
8Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation (excluding courses in ACCTG, B_A, B_LAW, ENTRP, FIN, HBM, I_BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, and MKTG), or courses in ANTH, ART, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WGSS not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
9300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level courses taught by CCB. May not include courses from the business administration CCB core, the set of required MIS courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
10300-400-level MIS Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level MIS course. May not include courses from the CCB Core, the set of required MIS courses, or any except 498 Internship or 499 Special Topics courses not used to fulfill major requirements.


Minors

Entrepreneurship

Please see the Carson College of Business section of this Catalog for additional instructions.  To be admitted into the Entrepreneurship minor, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Complete 27 credits.
  2. WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not on academic probation

The entrepreneurship minor requires 18 credits of coursework including:

  • ACCTG 220 or 230
  • ENTRP 426
  • One management course: ENTRP 489, ENGR 401, or an approved substitute
  • One marketing/communication course: ENTRP 490, COMSTRAT 380, or an approved substitute
  • Two semesters of business plan courses (minimum 6 credits):
    • ENTRP 485 and 486
    • ENGR 420 and 421
    • or approved substitutes
  • Students must maintain and overall GPA of 2.50 in the entrepreneurship minor courses
  • A minimum of 9 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. 

To be admitted into this minor, students must meet with a business advisor and declare their interest. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before enrolling in any College of Business courses.


Human Resource Management

Please see the Carson College of Business section of this Catalog for additional instructions.  To be admitted into the Human Resource Management (HRM) minor, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Complete 27 credits.
  2. WSU cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and not on academic probation

The minor in human resource management requires 19 credits of coursework, including:

  • MGTOP 215 or PSYCH 311
  • MGMT 301
  • MGMT 450
  • HD 205 or MIS 250
  • And two of the following:
    • MGMT 455
    • MGMT 456
    • MGMT 496
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.50 in the HRM minor courses. 
  • A minimum of 9 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

To be admitted into this minor, students must meet with a business advisor and declare their interest. Students must ensure that they meet all course prerequisites before enrolling in any College of Business courses.

 



Certificates

CySER Basics

Students participating in the CySER Basics Certificate will receive wide-ranging training that integrates cybersecurity research and education with professional skills in teamwork, communication, leadership, and lifelong learning. A core principle in this certificate is training that organically merges theoretical knowledge with experiential learning. This certificate is targeted for undergraduate students from any major. One course may be completed at the University of Idaho.
 
The certificate requires: 
• CPT S 111 or CPT S 121.
• MIS 372 or CYB 110 (a cooperative course offered at University of Idaho).
• MIS 374 or CYB 310 (a cooperative course offered at University of Idaho).
• MIS 499 (with a cybersecurity project) or CPT S 421 and CPT S 423.
 
Additionally, students will:
• Participate in three internship credits (MIS 498; or CPT S 488 and ENGR 489) with a cybersecurity-related experience; or complete at least four credits of foreign language or demonstrate equivalent proficiency in Russian, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, or Persian.
• Demonstrate involvement in CySER research (realized via class projects, senior design projects, independent study).
• Attend the CySER summer workshop.
• Attend CySER seminars (at least 40% of the bi-weekly seminars in a semester).


Courses

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued. Course offerings by term can be accessed by clicking on the term links when viewing a specific campus catalog.


Entrepreneurship (ENTRP)

Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


105 Entrepreneurship for Athletes 1 Overview of athlete focused entrepreneurship, introduction to related business concepts. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

105 (Effective through Summer 2024) Personal Branding and Entrepreneurship for Athletes 1 Overview of athlete focused entrepreneurship, introduction to related business concepts. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

426 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 Raising capital for new enterprises; venture capital, IPOs, debt financing, leasing and valuing start-up ventures. Typically offered Spring.

485 [M] New Venture Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Skills, behaviors, and knowledge necessary for creating and growing new ventures; evaluating opportunities, developing growth strategies, obtaining venture financing, intellectual property, and building a management team. Typically offered Fall.

486 Launching New Ventures 3 Course Prerequisite: ENTRP 485 with a C or better; junior standing. Focus on turning an idea into a serious business venture; research new business opportunities and become skilled in developing business tools and processes to carry out venture-launch strategies; compete in the WSU Business Plan Competition. Typically offered Spring.

489 Entrepreneurial Management 3 Philosophy and nature of entrepreneurship for all business organizations; analytical, financial and interpersonal entrepreneurial skills. Typically offered Fall.

490 [M] Entrepreneurial Marketing 3 Concepts, issues, and techniques of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing efforts of all firms. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

492 [CAPS] Small Business Strategy and Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; I BUS 380; MGTOP 340; MKTG 360; completion of Carson Career Amplifier Tier II or Crimson Pathway I; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Application of management theory and principles to small firms; applied consulting experience with operating businesses. Typically offered Spring.

496 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Course covers new or time-sensitive topics in entrepreneurship. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

498 Entrepreneurship Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 credits. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government, or nonprofit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

501 Technology Entrepreneurship 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Basic business concepts and processes applied to technology commercialization and venture creation. Typically offered Spring.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.


Management (MGMT)

Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 

 

No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


101 Fundamentals of Business 3 Enrollment not allowed if credit for B A 100 already earned. Introduction to the practice of business with explanations of business environments, strategy, organization, functional areas, terminology, processes, tasks and ethics. Credit not allowed for MGMT 101 if credit already earned in B A 100. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

301 Principles of Management and Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Principles of management and administration aimed at improving effectiveness of all types of organizations. Credit not allowed for MGMT 101 if credit already earned in MGMT 301. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

401 Leading People and Organizations 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211, or MGMT 301; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management option, or Biomedical Business option; junior standing. Leadership, motivation, team building, group dynamics, interpersonal and group conflict, and job design. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

415 Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211, or MGMT 301; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business or Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management option; junior standing. Current trends and issues regarding workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion; effective management of individual differences and similarities and diversity-related dynamics to maximize the benefits of an increasingly diverse and global workforce.

430 Interdisciplinary Corporate Scholars 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Selection into a WSU Corporate Scholars Program or by department permission; senior standing. Formulation, management, implementation, and completion of an interdisciplinary project. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

450 Personnel and Human Resources Management 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 211, or MGMT 301; MGTOP 215, PSYCH 311, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, major in Economic Sci, or option of Personnel Psych & Human Resource Mgt. Policy and practice in human resource utilization, selecting, training, motivating, evaluating, and compensating employees; labor relations; EEO legislation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

455 Recruiting and Hiring Human Capital 3 Course Prerequisite: MGMT 450 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management. Selection issues; methods of forecasting, planning, recruitment, selection; analysis of psychometric properties of tests; techniques for assessing reliability and validity. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

456 [M] Evaluating and Rewarding Employees 3 Course Prerequisite: MGMT 450 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management. Theoretical, research, and applied issues related to the compensation of employees. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

483 [M] Management of Innovation and Change 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, major in Economic Sciences, Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management option, or Biomedical Business option; junior standing. Analysis of innovation and change theories in organizations; managing innovation in networks and teams; technology, structure, culture, and environment.

485 [M] Negotiation Skills 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management, or to the Professional Sales Certificate Program; junior standing. Bargaining skills across a broad range of business settings; experiential work.

487 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, major in Economic Sciences, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management; junior standing. Management systems and performance frameworks for sustainability practices in an organizational setting; the nature and sources of corporate social responsibilities, including risks and impacts associated with business activities on stakeholders and the environment. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

491 [CAPS] Strategic Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; I BUS 380; MGTOP 340; MIS 250; MKTG 360; completion of Carson Career Amplifier Tier II or Crimson Pathway I; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Capstone course integrating diverse functional knowledge for strategy formulation, implementation and competitive advantage from the perspective of top management. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

496 Special Topics 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or option of Personnel Psychology & Human Resource Management. Typically offered Summer Session.

498 Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 credits. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

582 Personnel and Human Resource Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Human resources and personnel administration; selection, training, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations, health and safety, EEO legislation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

584 Seminar in Entrepreneurship 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Business Administration. Advanced, doctoral-level topics in entrepreneurship. Typically offered Fall.

585 Advanced Negotiation Skills 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Accounting program, MBA program, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program, or Business Ph.D. programs. Bargaining skills in multi-stakeholder settings; experiential work.

587 Professional Ethics and Practice in Business 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Ethical issues faced by businesses in the current environment; traditional sources for discerning professional and ethical practices. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

588 Management of Innovation 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Technological transitions and technology strategy; knowledge and creativity in organizations; managing innovation processes, technical employees, and cross-functional cooperation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

589 Seminar in Management 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Special topics in management, organization behavior, organization theory, human resource management and strategic management. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

590 Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Relationship between the formulation of strategy and the selection of effective organizational structures and systems. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

593 Managerial Leadership and Productivity 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or Carson College of Business Graduate Certificate and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Organizational behavior and human motivation in the workplace; organization and leadership theories, studies, projects and models leading to improved productivity. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

594 Seminar in Organizational Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Business Administration. Advanced, doctoral-level topics in organizational theory. Typically offered Spring.

595 Seminar in Strategic Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Business Administration. Advanced, doctoral-level topics in Strategic Management. Typically offered Fall.

597 Seminar in International Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Business Administration. Advanced, doctoral-level topics in International Management.

598 Seminar in Management Research 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Classic and contemporary special research topics in the field of Management. Typically offered Spring.

599 Seminar in Management (Organizational Behavior) 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Advanced doctoral-level topics in organizational behavior. Typically offered Spring.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration - Management PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.


Management Information Systems (MIS)

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No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


171 Web Technologies and Innovation 3 Effects of web-based technologies and modern development environments on organizations.

250 Managing Information Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Comprehensive overview of the role of management information systems in business, including principles and application of MIS, key issues in developing and implementing information systems, and strategic value of IT to organizations. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

271 Business Systems Development 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250. Top-down program design, structured development techniques, and system testing. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

322 [M] Enterprise Business Process Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics.  The role of the systems analyst, and the application of systems analysis and design techniques in information systems development. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

325 Enterprise Business Development 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics. Basic principles of designing and developing enterprise-level business applications. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

372 [M] Data Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics.  The management of data in business environments. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

374 Information Technology Infrastructure and Security 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics. Designing, managing, and securing corporate information technology infrastructures. Typically offered Spring.

400 Strategic Information Systems Leadership 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Exploration of issues and approaches in managing the information systems function in organizations and how the IS function integrates/ supports/ enables various types of organizational capabilities utilizing a senior management perspective. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

420 Business Intelligence 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; MIS 325 with a C or better; MIS 372 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or major in Data Analytics.  Fundamentals of using information systems for business intelligence and decision support. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

421 Business Intelligence Strategy 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250 with C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. The process of making strategic business decisions through the use of business intelligence, including defining business problems, managing of business intelligence assets, identifying the necessary data to answer identified problems, and interpreting business intelligence output to strategically inform decision making.

426 Emerging Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Special and advanced topics in MIS. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

441 Global E-Commerce 3 Course Prerequisite: I BUS 380; MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Capabilities of the Internet to support and enable global electronic commerce; effective design and implementation; managerial issues. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

448 Global IS Project Management 3 Course Prerequisite: MIS 250; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Principles and techniques related to managing information systems projects in global business environments.

498 Management Information Systems Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or nonprofit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

557 Designing Business Intelligence Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Design and use of business intelligence systems, and business performance analytics. Typically offered Spring.

572 Database Management Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Database management, data modeling, system design and implementation; the application of DBMS technologies to organizational and business problems. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

574 Telecommunications and Networking in Business 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Business applications of data communications, infrastructure, protocols, topologies and management, the design of wired and wireless solutions, and related research issues. Typically offered Spring.

575 Electronic Commerce and the Internet 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Technologies underlying electronic commerce and the internet; strategies and implementation plans for managing the implementation of electronic commerce systems.

576 Emerging Technologies 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Special and advanced topics in MIS. Typically offered Fall.

580 Information Systems Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Data processing organization; operations, application development, computer selection, management of computer personnel and systems. Typically offered Spring.

582 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Research on and application of systems analysis, design, development and management of information systems; systems development life cycle. Typically offered Spring.

595 MIS Research Foundations 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Seminal works in MIS, philosophy of science and theory development.

596 Doctoral Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Advanced topics in management information systems. Typically offered Fall.

597 MIS Research Methods 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Study and application of research methods used in MIS research.

598 MIS Research Topics 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Major streams of research in MIS. Typically offered Fall.

599 MIS Research Proposal Development 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Seminar on the process of creating a MIS research proposal. Typically offered Spring.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration - Information Systems PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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