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Management Course Descriptions

MGT 213   Principles of Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENG 105 or ENG 230

A systematic analysis of the management process involving an integration of classical, behavioral, and modern contemporary philosophies. The importance of relating the theoretical principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to practical experience is featured. 

 MGT 301   Operations Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, ECO 201

This course aims squarely at the customer-serving objectives of effective operations in creating a world-class service or manufacturing concern. Effective domestic and international operations management (OM) requires continually improving the operating process and resources of the organization, especially its people. OM requires harnessing the talents of front-line employees, technicians, experts, and upper-level managers while blending the interests of customers, employees and other stakeholders in the face of work force diversity, changing technologies and a global economy. The course also highlights the interdependencies between operations and other functional areas as marketing, finance/accounting, product/service design, human resources, and information systems.

 MGT 304   International Organizational Behavior

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213 or SOC 100 or PSY 101

An overview of employee involvement, leadership skills, and other management and organization behavior principles affecting human resources and relations - individual, group, and organizational.  Topics include: motivation, communication, rewards, leadership, conflict, decision making, organizational structure, performance evaluation, and organizational change. The "human side of enterprise" will be examined in a cross-cultural context whether applied in domestic, offshore, or multi-national organizations.

 MGT 311   Human Resource Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213

A comprehensive study of the personnel management function:  planning, recruiting, testing, selection, training, compensation, policy development, performance appraisal, government regulations, and labor relations.

 MGT 321   Organizational Behavior andCommunication

3 credits

(Also SOC 321, COM 321)

An application of behavioral science to business management problems in the areas of motivation, leadership, morale, communications, and control. Study of formal organizations and management principles.

MGT 397   Internship

0-3 credits

Prerequisite: BUA 203, MGT 213

A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)

 MGT 404   Special Topics

3 credits

Prerequisite: Permission

Selected topics in management are presented. Topics offered are at the department's discretion and vary from offering to offering.

 MGT 408   Leadership in EthicalOrganizations

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213 and MGT 321 or MGT 304

This course examines leadership in contemporary organizations. It addresses the leader's role in accomplishing organizational objectives in a complex, changing, contemporary, global, team-based values-challenged environment. The course reviews approaches to leadership (behavioral, transformational, situational, and values-based), and the impact of successful leadership on the organization. It examines processes involved in the leadership and development of heterogeneous and homogeneous work teams. Students will gain self-awareness of their personal leadership styles, interpersonal skills and values affecting their leadership through experiential exercises and self-assessment.

 MGT 411   Organizational Training andDevelopment

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, MGT 311

This course will critically examine the complementary functions of training employees for specific skills and of long term development of employees to maximize their overall contribution to the organization. Both specific training techniques and personnel development strategies will be covered. 

 MGT 412   Human Resource Planning, Recruitment, and Selection

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, MGT 311

This course is an in-depth examination of the process of formulating HR strategies and establishing programs or tactics to implement them. The "best practices" used to recruit well-qualified candidates for these positions and to select the highest-quality employees will be explored. Additional topics include planning, legal compliance, interviewing, selection, and retention. 

MGT 413  Compensation and Benefits

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, MGT 311

This course examines the processes involved in designing and administering a compensation system that stimulates employee productivity, thus satisfying customer demands, while permitting the organization to operate profitably.

MGT 414   Independent Study

1-3 credits

Prerequisite: Permission

An intensive independent study of a chosen subject. The student is expected to read a substantial number of major works in the field and to prepare a critical documented paper.

 MGT 415   Employee and Labor Relations

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, MGT 311

This course will address the relationship between employer and employee. It will consider the employment relationship in both non-union and unionized contexts and impacts on business management, operations, and development. The course will include discussion of the nature of the employment contract, employment-at-will, disciplinary processes, performance management, collective bargaining processes, legal frameworks, parties to collective bargaining, union structure and administration, union organizing, bargaining issues, grievances and arbitration, and differentiation between the private and public sector. Case studies and case law will illustrate principles of operation.

MGT 420   Entrepreneurship and SmallBusiness Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213

This course focuses on the activities and problems of the small or family business. Common problems - e.g., cash flow, family conflict, employee relations, expansion, and capital needs - faced by such entities during start-up or in transition states are addressed. Hands-on experience is provided through case studies, exercises, projects, and software. This course allows the student to investigate, analyze, and discuss the fundamentals and details specific to developing an effective business plan.

 MGT 421   Project Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213

This course focuses on the functions and activities in a team-based, project-management organization. The project life cycle is discussed. Activities such as initiating, planning, staffing, budgeting, executing, piloting/testing and monitoring the project are addressed. Key issues and challenges facing the project manager are identified. Hands-on experience is provided through case studies, exercises, and projects.

 MGT 422   Process and Quality

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213

The course provides the overview of an organization's process and quality management programs. This course addresses principles and practices in process and continuous improvement of quality in the business and non-business enterprise. Covers commonly accepted techniques for achieving quality - e.g., benchmarking, Baldrige criteria, ISO 9000/14000. Particular attention is given to philosophies and methods of process managing for quality, and to tools for quality improvement. The instructional approach is highly experiential and interactive, and features contact with quality systems professionals. Includes an overview of the Total Quality Management (TQM) movement and how the application of TQM techniques achieves customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and employee involvement. This course introduces the quality philosophy in business. Topics include the linkages between the voice of the customer, the role of information systems, and the human resource management function and how they all tie together to forge the quality direction of an organization.

MGT 424   Human Resource Information Systems

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, MGT 311, TEC 102

Course will provide students with an understanding of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and how they support the human resource function. Students will learn what HRIS applications are currently available and gain an appreciation of their capabilities, such as employee information, application tracking, skills inventory systems, EEO compliance, HR planning, and forecasting. Students will learn how HRIS applications support major human resource activities in organizations. Students will consider security, privacy issues, ethics related to data, and confidentiality.

MGT 426   Safety and Health

3 credits

Prerequisite: MGT 213, MGT 311

Course provides an overview of major processes and procedures related to safety, security, and health in the work place. Students will gain an understanding of standards for occupational safety and health related to the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Safety and health hazards, causes of accidents and injuries, record keeping standards, and analysis of statistics are discussed. Measures organizations can take to promote safety, security, health, and wellness are discussed.

MGT 428   Senior Seminar in Management and Human Resources

1 credit

Prerequisite:BUA 203, MGT 213, MGT 311, MGT 304 or MGT 321

(Senior standing)

This seminar provides a final integrative experience in the area of management. One focus of the course will be on assessment and development of professional skills. A second focus will be on current issues in management and human resources.  Students will update work undertaken in career preparation (BUA 203). Students will explore issues of certification and professional credentialing. Students will produce a professional quality paper and presentation on a topic of their choice.

MGT 497   Internship

0-3 credits

Prerequisite: BUA 203, MGT 213

A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit from applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)

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