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Management Courses

Visitors may click here to view or download the sample management paradigm which shows a normal 4 year progression towards a degree in management. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched. Please see an advisor for more information.

MGMT 250. LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY
The intensive, year-long program is designed to develop leadership and interpersonal skills with the goal of informing positive social attitudes regarding the desirability and value of diversity in the community and the importance of community action. Topics include: leadership, civic responsibility, trust, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, conflict resolution and human relations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bridge Builders Junior Leadership Conference. Students will register for the course in the Spring semester. Three credits

MGMT 251. LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
The intensive, year-long program will provide students with an opportunity to design and implement a major service project at a local high school. Students will provide leadership for the project by: conducting a needs assessment; identifying a specific need to address in their project; design, staff and implement the project; evaluate the effectiveness of the project; and, present their results to the community. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bridge Builders Senior Leadership Conference. Students will register for the course in the Spring semester. Three credits

MGMT 290. HONORS LEADERSHIP
Using a multidisciplinary approach to leadership, this class will include both theoretical and practical material from fields such as management, psychology, literature, history and religion. Students will develop their own philosophy of leadership and prepare themselves for leadership roles based on a thorough understanding of case studies and theoretical models. Prerequisite: membership in the Honors Program or permission of Honors Program Director and instructor. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MGMT 291-299. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS
Special topics in management open to members of the Honors Program or by permission of Honors Program Director and instructor. One semester; one to four credits

MGMT 300. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
This course introduces students to the business, political, economic, and cultural environments of a selected country. Experiential study, classroom lectures, and activities including site visits, guest lectures, and cultural experiences are integrated to develop a comprehensive understanding of the country selected. The course content includes a visit to the country selected for study. Open to all students. Students must have a valid passport. Course may be repeated for different countries. One semester; three credits

MGMT 320. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
An introduction to the field of international business and the implications of international trade and globalization upon American business. Topics include the comparison of political economies and cultures, global trade and investment strategies, foreign investment, regional economic integration, foreign exchange markets, strategic alliances and global marketing. Prerequisite: ECON 214 & 215 or ECE/CH E/CE/ME 314. Offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. One semester; three credits

MGMT 339. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
An in-depth look at the production/operations functions of organizations. Topics will include product and process strategies, quality programs, location and layout strategies, inventory control techniques, and a comparison of the operational strategies used by both manufacturing and service organizations. The course will integrate quantitative modeling with business problem solving. Prerequisites: Junior standing and MGMT 352 and grade of “C” or better in STAT 222. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

MGMT 352. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND 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. Other issues include globalization, cultural diversity, ethics and technology. Offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. One semester; three credits

MGMT 400. MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (Formerly BUS 400)
Under the supervision of a faculty member from the appropriate department, students in the School of Business, after receiving the approval of the faculty, are placed in the offices of cooperating firms to receive on-the-job training under the supervision of members of the firm. Credit is granted upon acceptance of periodic reports and a final summary report of work done verified by the authorized supervisor and the instructor. Pass/Fail Grading. One semester; three credits

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, and employee safety. In addition, the legal environment surrounding human resource issues will be studied. Prerequisite: MGMT 352. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

MGMT 430. ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN BUSINESS
This course is an applied course in business and managerial ethics. Various ethical theories will be applied to contemporary business situations. In addition, the course will focus on raising the awareness of the student to ethical issues, principles and arguments by examining the social and corporate environment in which they will be living and working. Prerequisite: PHIL 220 (or equivalent), MGMT 352, MKTG 311 and FIN 327. Offered in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. One semester; three credits

MGMT 450. ORGANIZATION STAFFING AND DEVELOPMENT
Addresses the organizational staffing cycle from job analysis through recruitment, selection, employee development, career planning, retirement and downsizing. Legal issues pertaining to staffing are covered as well as the training process, including learning theory and technology as applied to training. Prerequisite: MGMT 412. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MGMT 451. ORGANIZATIONAL REWARD SYSTEMS
Analyzes the components of reward systems, including base pay, incentive pay, and employee benefits. Development of pay plans, performance appraisal systems, various types of individual, group and organization-wide incentive programs, and outlines the various types of employee benefits. Prerequisite: MGMT 412. Offered as needed. One semester, three credits

MGMT 452. EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS/EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW
Evolution of and current practices related to effective workplace relations between employer and employee in both union and non-union environments. The establishment and maintenance of a safe, healthy, diverse and secure workplace. Legal issues related to Human Resources, including EEO, FLSA, ADA, ERISA, and federal and state labor laws are explored. Prerequisite: MGMT 412. Offered as needed. One semester, three credits

MGMT 453. SEMINAR IN GLOBAL BUSINESS
This course requires an international trip which provides students an opportunity to explore firsthand the international dimensions of business, to identify and pursue strategic issues in international business and trade, and to gain an awareness of how the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments influence business practices. Students study and conduct research on the country and prepare a report detailing business and cultural practices, political and economic environments. Other business and cultural research/analysis will be based on the emphasis of the course. Students bear the costs of airfare, lodging and meals. Prerequisite: ECON 214 and ECON 215. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MGMT 455. PRACTICUM AND PROJECT IN MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to explore and put to practical use the entire body of knowledge gained in previous MGMT courses. Project Management concepts will be covered, including use of project management tools. A comprehensive project will assess the student’s ability to apply classroom principles and skills to specific management problems. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor. Offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. One semester; three credits

MGMT 460-466. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT
These courses are designed to permit intensive study into topics of special interest and timeliness in the area of Management. Prerequisite: MGMT 352. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MGMT 490. SEMINAR IN LEADERSHIP
Readings, critical evaluation and analysis of selected topics in current management literature, research and practice. Individual and group analyses and presentations of assigned topics. Major research project to be presented to faculty and senior students. Prerequisites: MGMT 352, MKTG 311, and FIN 327. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

MGMT 498. BUSINESS POLICY/STRATEGIC PLANNING
This course will consist of a series 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. A research report along with case analysis papers will be prepared by each member of the class. In-class case assignments will be used for discussion and evaluation. Prerequisites: FIN 327; MGMT 352; MKTG 311. Offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. One semester; three credits