2022-23 Graduate Academic Catalog

2022–23 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 95 Graduate-Level Course Descriptions BTOT-7150 – ECON-6400 BTOT-7150 3 hours Hebrew Exegesis of an Old Testament Book This course features original language-based reading and exegesis of a selected book (or portion of a book) from the Hebrew Bible with attention to development of the skills of textual criticism, grammar/syntax, semantics, compositional analysis, and intertextuality in Hebrew. Prerequisites: BTBL-6610 Elementary Hebrew I; BTBL-6620 Elementary Hebrew II; or permission of instructor. Bible and Theology — Philosophy and Apologetics (BTPA) BTPA-6250 Philosophy of Religion 3 hours Analysis of the major philosophical problems relating to religion, as these have arisen in the modern intellectual environment. (dual-listed with BTPA-3250 Philosophy of Religion) BTPA-6450 Christian Apologetics 3 hours The need for disciples of Jesus to be courageous and clear about what they believe is being felt throughout the evangelical world. How will Christians engage a world that increasingly sees truth as a personal construct instead of an objective reality provided by a Creator? This course will equip students to discern faulty assertions made about the Christian faith, exposure to different streams of apologetics, and tools for active Gospel engagement with competing belief systems. (dual-listed with BTPA-3450 Christian Evidences and Apologetics) Business Administration (BUS) BUS-6100 Managerial Data Analysis 3 hours This course equips students to use statistical techniques to analyze and evaluate organizational data. Key topics of the course include: hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, multiple regression, time series forecasting, process control, and data mining. Emphasis will be made on the practical application of statistical tools and techniques within an organizational context. For operations management concentration, take BUS-6300 Operations Research. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in business statistics or equivalent competency. BUS-6110 Global Business Perspectives 3 hours This course incorporates learning experiences in contrasting economies and integrates opportunities to learn about the social, economic, political, and cultural issues affecting the ways business is conducted around the world. This course includes visits to foreign corporations and exposure to different cultural settings. This course typically requires a minimum of eight participants (students) for the travel abroad segment. Prerequisites: Undergrad or equivalent competency in Microeconomics. BUS-6300 Operations Research 3 hours This course provides an analytical and mathematical approach to model building and develops a sound conceptual understanding of the role Operations Research and Management Science play in support of the business decision-making process. The focus will be descriptive models using a variety of techniques like linear programming, nonlinear optimization, decision analysis, simulation, and project scheduling. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in business statistics or equivalent competency. BUS-7100 Directed Research 3 hours This course provides an opportunity to explore areas not covered in normal course structure or provides a focused project that enhances the learning experience. The topic and project outline must have prior approval by the assigned faculty member and the director of each program involved. With instructor permission, this course may be extended until the end of the next semester. Prerequisites: Undergrad or equivalent competency in Microeconomics; FIN-6500 Executive Financial Management; MGMT-6710 Management and Leadership of Organizations; MRKT-6200 Strategic Marketing Planning. C Cybersecurity (CYBS) CYBS-6200 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3 hours This survey course will provide an overview of cybersecurity, including the threat landscape, threat intelligence, security solutions, and security incidence response. This course addresses the challenges in securing cyberspace and the goals of cybersecurity in the areas of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CYBS-6250 Foundations of Risk Management 3 hours This comprehensive course addresses financial, operational, brand, and technological business risks. There is an emphasis on assessing threats, evaluating controls, and implementing policies and procedures to mitigate or solve them. The course will also emphasize business continuity and risk management programs. CYBS-6270 Cybersecurity Law and Policy 3 hours This course provides an in-depth analysis of U.S. and international laws that apply to data security, data breaches, sensitive information safeguarding, law enforcement surveillance, cybercriminal combat, privacy, and many other cybersecurity issues. CYBS-6280 Enterprise Security Architecture 3 hours This course will integrate an understanding of information security elements into an overall enterprise security architecture. This understanding will include the conceptual design of the network security infrastructure, related security mechanisms, and related security policies and procedures. This course will identify architecture tradeoffs for choices in mitigating cybersecurity threats. E Economics (ECON) ECON-6400 Managerial Economics 3 hours This managerial economics course studies the role of economic theory in management analysis and decisions incorporating a Christian ethical context. This course is about economic principles and their relevance to business decision-making. We will explore the interaction of information, economic incentives, and market competition and how these interact to determine prices, products available, profits, and patterns of trade and organization. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand how basic economic reasoning can lead to improved managerial decisions. Prerequisites: BUS-6100 Managerial Data Analysis; or BUS-6300 Operations Research; undergraduate or equivalent competency in Microeconomics.