2013-14 Course Descriptions

MGMT - Management
Department of Management Sciences (COBA)
   
MGMT 305 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3-0-3), fall, spring.  Introduces students to the entrepreneurial process.  Students will examine entrepreneurship as a calling in their life and career and assess their own aspirations and skills as they relate to entrepreneurship.  The course also includes a focus on opportunity recognition and evaluation.  Prerequisite: sophomore standing and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
 
MGMT 320 Social Entrepreneurship (3-0-3), fall, spring. Social Entrepreneurship will prepare students to start or join a business that has a social mission at its core. These businesses may utilize for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid structures. Topics covered include personal and organizational mission, balancing mission and profit, choosing the optimal structure, networking, social media, measuring success, and expansion. Sophomore standing and GPA of 2.5 or higher.
   
MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior (3-0-3), fall, spring. An introduction to the process of managing and working effectively with people. Emphasis is given to clarifying and sharpening management values, knowledge, and skills with special focus on decision making, leadership, ethics, and quality. Prerequisite: 24 earned hours.
   
MGMT 331 Operations Management (3-0-3), fall, spring. A study of the production operations function in business, including the creation of both goods and services. Study is centered on design, location, and operation of the production operations management system and its interrelationship with other systems in the organization. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, MGMT 330, IS 322,  with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 332 Human Resource Management (3-0-3), fall, spring. Introduce the process of managing and working efficiently with people. Emphasis is given to clarifying and sharpening management values, knowledge, and skills with special focus on decision-making, leadership, ethics, and quality. The following functions of human resource management will be included: planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations, safety and health, internal employee relations, and employment law. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 335 Leadership in Organizations (3-0-3), fall, spring. The study, comparison, and contrast of leadership traits, leaders, and leadership strategies. Prerequisite: MGMT 330, with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 337 Safety, Health and Security (3-0-3), spring. Provides an overview of occupational safety and health, including concepts of hazard avoidance federal legislation, building and facilities, health and environmental control, hazardous material, personal protection, and fire protection. In addition, the course addresses safety and health program organization, administration and management including employee assistance programs and wellness programs. Prerequisite: MGMT 330, with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 342 Total Quality Management (3-0-3), fall. An introduction to quality systems and quality management through a survey of the various philosophies, principles, techniques and procedures used by businesses, industries, and other organizations to assure customer satisfaction of products, processes, and/or services. Presents the managerial concepts and quantitative tools necessary for the effective management of quality in a manufacturing or service business. Prerequisite: IS 322 and MGMT 331 with a grade of "C" or higher.
   
MGMT 345 Introduction to Management Science (3-0-3), fall, spring. An introduction to Quantitative Methods in Management Science. Topics include: business decision modeling, decision strategies and philosophies useful to business problem solving, decision trees, elementary linear programming and other optimization techniques, simulation, queuing, and the importance of ethics in decision making. Uses spreadsheet methods and other decision and risk analysis software. Prerequisite: IS 322.
   
MGMT 373 Employee Planning, Recruitment and Selection (3-0-3), fall, spring. Theory and application of methods for the planning, recruiting, and selecting of employees. Emphasis on statutory regulation of selection and placement, assessing recruitment objectives and sources, the selection process (including statistical methods), and career planning and development. Prerequisite: MGMT 330, with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 375 Employee and Labor Relations (3-0-3), fall, spring. A review of the history of organized labor, critical study of labor management relations; analysis of fundamentals of labor contracts and administration contract parts, and collective bargaining. Employment relationships in unionized settings, its development, structure, and process. Growth of the labor union movement, major provisions of current federal labor law institution that have a major influence on the labor movement, contract negotiation, and administration. Prerequisite: MGMT 330, with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 419 Global Entrepreneur (3-0-3), spring, summer. This course examines different aspects of operating an entrepreneurial venture in other countries, including economic, political, and cultural influences. This course is offered exclusively through study abroad programs outside the United States and will include a focus on unique issues associated with the particular country or region being visited. Junior standing, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and acceptance into related study  abroad program.
   
MGMT 430 Entrepreneurial Venture Management (3-0-3), fall.  Focuses on the challenges of managing an entrepreneurial enterprise effectively throughout the launch and growth phases of a venture.  Students will learn the importance of developing and implementing systems and processes in such areas as operations, human resources and legal issues.  Prerequisites: MGMT 305 or MGMT 330 with a grade of "C" or higher.
   
MGMT 432 Launching the Venture (3-0-3), spring.  Provides hands-on experience in the process of launching a business.  Topics will be introduced primarily through preparation of a written business plan for an actual venture which the student plans to implement in the future.  Students will submit drafts of the plan and make oral presentations throughout the course.  Prerequisites: Instructor approval.
   
MGMT 436 Current Topics in Organizational Behavior (3-0-3), fall, spring. An analysis of individual, group, and organizational variables that inhibit or facilitate effective organizational functioning. Topics may include rewards, motivation, leadership, culture, decision-making, and ethics. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 439 Strategic Management (3-0-3), fall, spring. Formulation and interpretation of policy, executive responsibilities, and decision-making; administrative practices and business ethics; lectures, case problems, and business simulation game. Performance on a standardized, comprehensive test of business knowledge will constitute a portion of the course grade.  Prerequisites: FIN 310, IS 324 or ACCT 324, MGMT 330, MKTG 320 or MKTG 340, all with a grade of "C" or better. Capstone and a writing-intensive course.
   
MGMT 447 Compensation and Benefits Management (3-0-3), fall. Introduction to the management of employee compensation and benefits. Focuses on the roles of reward systems, legal and governmental constraints relating to compensation, job analysis and evaluation systems, structure for wages and salary systems, incentive-based compensation, and administration of compensation and benefits within the organization. Prerequisites: BLAW 363, FIN 310, MGMT 330, all with a grade of "C" or better.
   
MGMT 450 Career Management (3-0-3), on demand. The process of planning and managing individual careers is studied as a fundamental process in human resource management. Organizational perspectives are emphasized, but personal applications are also included. Prerequisite: MGMT 330, with a grade of "C" or better. Special fee for testing required.
   
MGMT 452 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3-0-3), fall. Overview of the management of information, material, and processes that allow the extended enterprise to function effectively, emphasizing process integration throughout the organization including global sourcing strategy, requirements planning and inventory control, purchasing, receiving, manufacturing, distribution to customers, and internal accounting. Prerequisite: MGMT 331 with a grade of "C" or higher.
   
MGMT 459 Project Management (3-0-3), spring. Students apply knowledge in their major area and develop project management skills through oral and written analysis of cases and applied projects. Prerequisite: junior standing.
   
MGMT 499 Management Internship (3-0-3), on demand. Field experience applying management knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Prerequisites: MGMT 330 with a grade of "C" or better; 2.75 or higher GPA in business courses; 2.5 or higher GPA overall; approval from director of Internships.
   
MGMT 532 Human Resource Management (3-0-3), on demand. Development, organization and functions of human resource management.
   
MGMT 629 Advanced Management Systems (3-0-3), on demand. Emphasis on the latest business process technology, such as e-commerce, multimedia, advanced presentation methods and computer supported cooperative work. Includes proposal development, project management, business graphics, presentation methods, and multimedia authorizing systems.
   
MGMT 635 Organizational Design and Change (3-0-3), on demand. Organizations as dynamic systems, with a dual emphasis on understanding organizations and facilitating constructive change within them.
   
MGMT 636 Organizational Behavior (3-0-3), on demand. Individual, group, and organizational variables that inhibit or facilitate effective organizational functioning. Topics may include rewards, motivation, leadership, culture, decision-making, and ethics.
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