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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEB6898

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Needs a Course number proposed. Emailed 1/27/16. Updated #. GC question on how text will be made available. Emailed 4/14/16; Resp 4/15/16; Emailed 5/5/16. ok GC approved 5/6/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Nmbr 6523 apprd as 6898 eff 7/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5347 2015-12-20
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Information Systems and Decision Sciences BA
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Grandon Gill 46755

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GEB 6898 MBA Capstone for Analytics, Compliance & Cybersecurity

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Analytics and Risk Maangement
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 100


    FIN 6466, MAN 6726


    Course Description

    An MBA capstone course that combines case discussions of real world situations in the areas of analytics, cybersecurity and risk management with a substantial individual project.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Proposed course is to be used as the capstone course for students in the following MBA concentrations: 1) Analytics, 2) Compliance, Risk Management & Anti-Money Laundering, 3) Cybersecurity

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD, DBA or equivalent terminal degree in a business-related discipline.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To ensure students leave the MBA program with:

    1. An appreciation of the complex interaction between the analytics, risk management and cybersecurity areas of the program.

    2. The ability to apply innovative and creative problem-solving techniques learned in the program to real-world situations that require judgment.

    3. A substantial project that demonstrates what they have learned over the course of the program.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completing the course, students will exhibit:

    1) Enhanced judgment in making decisions in those contexts where analytics, security and risk are major elements.

    2) Improved ability to develop and create a significant project related to one or more of the following themes: a) Analytics, b) Cybersecurity, c) Anti-money laundering, and d) Risk management.

    C. Major Topics

    Decision-making in the context of situations involving: 1) Analytics 2) Cybersecurity 3) Anti-money laundering, and 4) Risk management.

    D. Textbooks

    Locally developed and other published case studies that will change frequently to ensure currency. Textbook/materials will be made available onlien through the internal course system.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    N/A (see item AD).

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Participation in case discussions (50%) and project development and presentation (50%)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    i) Weekly graded case discussions, conducted asynchronously online.

    ii)Weekly graded individual case reflections.

    iii) Project proposal submission.

    iv) Project submission.

    v) Project presentation.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

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