Management

An examination of the principles underlying the management of organizational activities. Management theory and practice including: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; decision making, motivation, leadership, and communication will be covered. Topics also include: globalization, technology, corporate social responsibility, ethics, conflict management, and organizational change. Fall, Spring.

An introduction to quantitative analysis for management to provide students with an opportunity to learn the basic concepts and the quantitative/analytical tools used in the process of decision-making and problem-solving. Prerequisite: MATH 102 or passing grade on the Math Assessment Exam. Fall, Spring.

Introduces accounting information with an emphasis on its use in decision making by owners, creditors, managers, and government for both profit and non-profit organization. Topics include the accounting profession, double-entry accounting system, information systems, ethics, taxation, and internal control systems. Course is intended for Management majors. Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in MGT 202 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

This course focuses on accounting information used by managers in planning, controlling operations and decision making within organizations. Topics include cost concepts and classifications, cost volume profit analysis, costing systems, and budgeting. Prerequisite: Management majors and minors only, grade C or higher in MGT 213, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

This course introduces the analysis and reporting of accounting information, primarily for internal use by managers for decision-making. Topics include financial statements, the accounting cycle, cost behavior, cost allocation, and financial planning and control. Sustainability concepts and emerging measurement systems are introduced. Course is not intended for Management majors. Prerequisites: MGT 101 and MGT 202 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

The course will include, but is not limited to, the following topics in sport management: organizational theory, facility management, current issues, human resource management, labor relations, legal and ethical issues, marketing, communications, and financing. Spring.

MGT290 Special Topics

1-4 credits

Study of a selected topic in management. May be repeated as topics change. Occasionally.

Topical seminar focusing on the transition from college life to the workplace. Seminar topics include preparation of an effective resume, successful interviewing, business etiquette, locating and contacting prospective employers, building and maintaining job search momentum, development of an overall employment search strategy, and employer/employee expectations in the workplace. Graded Pass/Fail. Spring.

Opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Fall, Spring.

Analyzes approaches to managing modern organizations, using organizational theory to assess problems of administration in public and private organizations. Emphasizes internal structure, leadership, planning and personnel utilization problems, and external influences, bargaining and coalition formation relationships, and the nature of authority and organizational behavior. Prerequisites: Management majors and minors only, grade C or higher in MGT 101 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Explores contemporary organizational diversity and multiculturalism from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from management, psychology, sociology, disability studies, feminist studies, and history. Specific topics will include understanding differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, appearance, and sexual orientation. Emphasis will be on addressing how organizations can become more inclusive. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Annually.

Introduces students to a comprehensive examination of the concepts and practical applications in financial planning. Topics include money management, tax planning, risk management and insurance, investment planning, retirement planning and estate planning. Prerequisites: MGT 213 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Alternate years.

Study of financial decision making based in contemporary financial theory and world economic conditions. The course will focus on financial theory and tools applicable to investing, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. Students are introduced to a variety of valuation techniques and to the capital markets and their influence on corporate financial decisions. Prerequisites: MGT 202, MGT 214, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Overview of human resource management, including human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisals, compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, employment law, job design and analysis, and human resource research. Prerequisites: MGT 101 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Study of marketing behavior of the firm as it supplies goods and services to consumers and industrial users. Optimal "marketing mix," product design, product line policies, branding, pricing, promotion, consumer behavior, and channels of distribution. Prerequisites: MGT 202, and either MGT 213 or MGT 251, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

The role of advertising and promotion in society and in the marketing mix of the firm. Tools of promotion, budgeting, media, campaign evaluation and research, and criteria for selection of most effective media for the target market and products. Prerequisites: MGT 331 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Gives students the opportunity to learn basic operations management techniques to improve the efficiency with which work is accomplished in any type of organization. Inventory control models, queuing theory, simulation, and decision theory are among the topics covered. Prerequisites: MGT 202 and MGT 213 and junior standing, or permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

Presents law as an expanding social institution. Nature and sources of law, courts and court procedures, crimes and torts, contracts, agency and personal property, and types of business organizations. Prerequisites: MGT 101 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

This course is a highly interactive course designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of negotiation and the negotiation styles, tactics, and strategies used by corporate and public service negotiators, collective bargainers and mediators. The course examines the practical application of negotiation theory and conflict management in both basic and increasingly complex settings. Prerequisites: MGT 101 and MGT 301, or permission of instructor. Occasionally.

Survey course based on the premise that information systems knowledge is essential for creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, adding business value, and producing useful products and services to customers. MIS themes may include: managing environmental systems, managing supply chains, managing human resource information systems, and managing globally dispersed teams. Prerequisites: MGT 202 and MGT 213 or MGT 215, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Under faculty supervision, students will serve in teams as consultants for local small businesses or non-profit organizations. Student teams will write comprehensive case analyses and business plans. Students in this course participate in national competition. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Spring.

Introduction to financial markets including the organization, regulation and ethics of national and international markets. Research, analysis, and valuation of financial instruments including equities, fixed income and leveraged securities, and derivatives are covered. Prerequisites: MGT 319 and senior standing, or permission of instructor. Spring.

Study of the marketing research process, including management uses of marketing research, the scientific method in marketing and research procedures. Examination of exploratory and secondary research, including data collection, tabulation, and analysis. Emphasis on market segment, product, advertising, and sales analysis research. Prerequisites: MGT 331 and senior standing, or permission of instructor.

Processes utilized in today's agile and lean manufacturing organizations that create tangible products optimizing value to the end consumer. Emphasis is focused in design, implementation, and control of manufacturing processes that are efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable in the new era of fierce global competition and increasingly scarce natural resources. Prerequisites: MGT 101 and MGT 202. Spring.

Advanced study of management philosophy and practice. Focus is on the manager's role as influencing and influenced by organizational structures, organization goals, and social, legal, political, and ecological constraints. Students are encouraged to develop a personal management philosophy. Prerequisites: MGT 301 and senior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Exploration of an advanced major area of management, depending on student interest. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor. Occasionally.

Capstone course requiring the application of all business disciplines to real-world problems. Focuses on the decision-making process for the manager as a strategist and organization builder. Prerequisites: Completion of MGT 214, MGT 301, Mgt 319, and MGT 331, a grade C or higher in MGT 301 and senior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

An opportunity to compare management theory with practice through on-the-job experience in participating organizations. Regular meetings with the instructor ensure maximum learning. A research paper is required. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Cannot be used to fulfill required mgt elective. Prerequisites: 2.50 GPA overall and permission of instructor. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

Sequential work-learning experience for which compensation may be received. Placements arranged by Management faculty. Supervision and evaluation conducted by both work-site supervisor and faculty. Normally, 480 hours of work is expected for 12 credits. Cannot be used to fulfill required MGT elective. Prerequisites: 2.0 cumulative GPA, declaration of major, and permission of instructor. Graded Pass/Fail. Fall, Spring.

MGT495 Seminar

1 - 4 credits

Exploration of major areas of management under the direction of Management faculty. Subject matter depends on student interest. Prereq: Management Major only and Junior standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 credits.

Advanced individualized study in an area of management not normally available in the curriculum. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Cannot be used to fulfill required MGT elective. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.