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Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Business Studies - Concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree is designed for students planning to work in the fields of general management, human resources/personnel, and organizational behavior. The course work focuses on the behavioral aspects of managing and supervising the human resources of an organization or industry. 

Terms Begin August, October, January, March, and June.
Classes scheduled M-Th, 5:45-7:45 p.m. and 7:55-9:55 p.m. 


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACCT 260 Financial Accounting
Provides an understanding of financial accounting information as used in business decisions.
ACCT 270 Managerial Accounting
Introduces methods of using accounting information within an organization to plan operations, control activities, and make decisions.
BLAW 301 Business Law I
Origins and general survey of contract law with the nature, formation, execution, and interpretation of contracts in the common law system.
BLAW 302 Business Law II
In-depth study of the Uniform Commercial Code and its far reaching effects on modern business transactions, laws of agency, partnerships and corporations, and the legal concept of property.
BUS 206 Business Research Methods
Covers basic concepts and methods of business research, including primary (observations, experiments, surveys, focus groups, etc.) and secondary research (library and internet literature searching).
ECON 214 Principles of Microeconomics
Focuses on the micro concept of economic analysis, with attention to the theory of the firm and partial equilibrium problems arising within any enterprise economy.
ECON 215 Principles of Macroeconomics
Focuses on macroeconomic relationships, central problems of economic organization, functioning of the price system, economic role of government, determination of national income, employment, rate of inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.
ECON 420 Managerial Economics
Focuses on the application of economics theory to problems and decisions faced by business managers in a market-oriented economy.
ENG 371 Business Communications
Examines logical and psychological patterns of business communication and adaption to varying audiences.
FIN 327 Financial Management I
Introduces basic concepts, principles and analysis techniques of finance as applied to business organizations.
FIN 427 Financial Management II
Extends knowledge of financial management and provides insight into the complexity of decisions faced by practicing financial managers.
MIS 231 Introduction to MIS
Introduces fundamentals of Management Information Systems, discusses components of information systems (hardware, software, databases, and data communication technologies) and uses examples and cases to demonstrate important uses of information systems in organizations.
MGMT 227 Principles of Organization and Management
Examines the management functions and basic concepts and principles of management.
MGMT 498 Business Policy
Consists of lectures and practice exercises in research methods and case analysis. The study of corporate and business level policy and strategy making is developed using a top-management perspective.
MKTG 311 Principles of Marketing
Addresses marketing-management functions directed toward organizational customers and prospects who buy goods and services necessary for operation of their own businesses.


CONCENTRATION – INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

MGMT 352 Organizational Behavior & Management
The psychology of organizations and their effect on individuals and groups. Topics include motivation theory, power and authority, communication, teamwork, leadership, job design and organizational structures.
PSYC 350 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
This course examines the contributions of psychology to effective human resources development and management. The course content is designed for Psychology and Business majors and focuses on the practical applications of psychology in the business world.
PSYC 306 Human Factors
This class provides the student with an understanding of the variables that influence human performance and the ways in which the human factors expert draws on this knowledge. This course also provides an integrated approach to the study of human factors, embedding the principles of human factors within a foundation based on contemporary views of human performance.
MGMT 412 Human Resources Management
Personnel administration principles and philosophy. Man as employer and employee. Major topics include recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, health and welfare, employee safety, and the legal environment surrounding human resource issues.

One of the Following Electives:
PSYC 453 Psychology of Persuasion
PSYC 364 Stereotyping and Prejudice 
PSYC 219 Personality
MGMT 490 Seminar In Leadership
BMGT 350 Highly Effective Teams 
BMGT 320 Leading With Positivity
BMGT 420 Cases In Leadership