The structure and analysis of experimental and research designs with applications to business problems.
The Management Department, in consultation with other Departments within the Business School, has revised the Ph.D. year-long analytics sequence. Input from multiple departments has resulted in additional emphasis on (a) helping students understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of alternative research designs, and (b) being able to conduct a wide variety of analyses using R and other computer programs. Students are also expected to develop the skills to be able to analyze data that contain non-independence due to time (i.e., panel data) or to hierarchical structure (i.e., members of groups). The revised courses will be taught by MGMT professors to provide flexibility in scheduling and course delivery. As such a MGMT course designator is required.
Previously MGSC 892 was cross listed with the equivalent Economics course (ECON 855 - mistakenly listed in the MGSC bulletin as ECON 892). The Economics department has agreed that MGSC 892 is not in the best interest of their students, and therefore ECON is being removed from the cross listing, and the course structure/title is changing accordingly. (MGSC will be submitting this correction.)
FROM: Michael Galbreth
Acting Chair, Management Science Department
TO: Robert Ployhart
Chair, Management Department
DATE: September 5, 2017
SUBJECT: Letter of concurrence for MGMT 892
I am pleased to offer a letter of concurrence on behalf of the proposed MGMT 892, Advanced Statistics for Business II. In consultation with other departments within the Moore School, the year-long Ph.D. analytics program has been revised. As such, it is best to have MGSC 892, (which had a cross-listing with ECON 892) cross-listed with MGMT 892. Economics had already developed an analytics class more suited for the ECON Ph.D. students, and therefore, will not be cross-listed with these new sections (MGMT 892 & MGSC 892). Also, in assessing the program’s needs, we have also determined the course should have a pre-requisite of MGMT/MGSC 882.
September 6, 2017
Re: ECON 855
Dear Dr. Robert Ployhart,
The Economics department is in concurrence with the proposal to create a new course – MGMT 892 – which will replace ECON 855. We do not wish to have an economics course cross listed with MGMT 892. ECON 855 is cross-listed with MGSC 892; ECON 855 is in the process of being deleted, while MGSC 892 is being revised to be cross-listed with MGMT 892. This change will not affect our graduate program.
McKinley Blackburn, PhD
Department Chair, Economics
Darla Moore School of Business