2604. Legal Environment of Business 1. Various sources of laws, basic legal reasoning and application. Emphasis to be placed upon basic legal concepts of contracts, labor, tax, antitrust and business organizations, and their relationship to business and society. 3 s.h.
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
3725. Fundamentals of Management. This course emphasizes the basic principles of management rather than those involved in business organization. It studies the nature of managerial action within an organization, formal and informal structure, process of making decisions, and interrelated activities in management. (prereq.: Junior standing and declared major) 3 s.h.
4850. Strategic Management and Leadership. Analysis of problems and issues faced by organizations operating in today's dynamic environment interspersed with multiple stakeholders. Students integrate concepts and techniques learned from a range of disciplines and apply them to all levels of firms functioning in a wide variety of industries.
(prereq.: MGT 3725, MKTG 3703, FIN 3720) 3 s.h.
MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES
3750. Human Behavior in Organization. A Study of human factors in the administration function. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of the behavioral sciences to the student of business. Among the topics covered are history of human relations, leadership and its development, labor-management relations, group dynamics, and communication and group processes. (prereg.: Junior standing) 3 s.h.
3789. Operations Management. A study of current operations management theories and practices with emphasis on direction, planning, and control of production systems. Includes detailed analysis in such areas as materials management, work measurement, quality control, scheduling, maintenance, and forecasting.
(prereq.: MGT 3725 & ECON 2624) 3 s.h.
4881. Project Management. Study of project management topics regarding project planning, work breakdown structure, scheduling, PERT/CPM, controlling and managing the costs, resource allocation, project control, and project termination. Includes the environment in which project managers work and its organizational structures: functional, project, and matrix organizations. Computer-based project management software is also introduced.
(prereq.: MGT 5835 or permission of instructor) 3 s.h.
4890. International Business. Management problems of firms engaged in international business, including the strategy of foreign involvement and control of foreign activities.Emphasis on management issues unique to firms in international operations. (prereq.: MGT 3725) 3 s.h.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1510. Union Leadership Skills. Introduction to basic leadership skills with emphasis on human relations, motivation, communication skills, decision making, problem solving, parliamentary procedure. 3 s.h.
3705. Fundamentals of Occupational Safety. Overview of the broad concepts of occupational safety and health that provide a proper foundation for understanding that basic principles of workplace safety and health programs. Analysis of the regulatory environment including OSHA and Workers’ Compensation; the development of safety management programs; the evaluation of workplace hazards; and discussion of the economic, political, and societal implications involving workplace safety and health.(prereq,: MGT 1510 or ENST 2600 or CRJUS 1500 or BUS 1500 or consent of instructor) 3 s.h.
3715. Labor Law and Negotiations. Introduction to private and/or public sector labor law. Includes the study of the legal principles surrounding employee organizing, unfair labor practices, bargaining, striking, and picketing; involves participation in a negotiations simulation. (prereq.: MGT 1510 or MGT 2604 or BUS 1500 or consent of instructor) 3 s.h.
3720. Contract Administration and Grievance Procedure. Study of the development of economic and non-economic contract language for collective bargaining agreements, and the preparation and participation in grievance processing and labor arbitration cases. (prereq.: MGT 1510 or BUS 1500 or consent of instructor) 4 s.h.
3734. Human Resource Management. Management and the human resource field; organization and jobs; employment and development of people. Review of applications of job design and analysis, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunity legislation, training and development, career management. Human resource management theories and concepts integrated into experimental exercises which simulate practical applications. (prereq.: MGT 3725) 3 s.h.
3740. Labor Studies Seminar. Study of selected issues and problems on the basis of interests and need. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 s.h. (prereq.: permission of instructor) 3 s.h.
3755. Managing Diversity. Current topics in diversity: national and international demographics of the changing face of the work force; processes that create diversity including the organization of work; managing differences in work settings; management responses to diversity; and connections to larger institutional dynamics. (prereq.: Junior standing in a declared major) 3 s.h.
4810. Compensation and Performance Appraisal. Design and administration of compensation systems. Topics include pay equity, job evaluation, wage and salary structure, merit incentive programs, benefits packages and compensation legislation. Emphasis is given to the role of performance-appraisal in administration decision-making. (prereg.: MGT 3734) 4 s.h.
4819. Selection, Training and Development. This course focuses on intensive analysis of programs for personnel acquisition, the training and development of employees, and includes human resources planning process. Examination of federal and other employment legislation is included where applicable. (prereg.: MGT 3734) 3 s.h.
4855. Business Ethics. Analysis of ethical considerations involved in the management of a business in relation to society, stockholders, customers, employees, competitors, and government. (prereq.: MGT 3725 and 3750) 3 s.h.
5845. Work in America. Examines the changing characteristics, expectations, and representations of work in America. Includes the exploration of demographics, historic, economic, technological, sociological, religious, ethical, popular, and poetic perspectives on work. (prereq.: junior standing; cross with AMER 5845) 3 s.h.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3761. Information Systems for Management. A study of information systems and their interaction with individuals and organizations, providing a basic understanding of the hardware, software, and communication technology used in information systems. (prereg.: Junior standing) 3 s.h.
3771. Electronic Commerce. Presents an understanding of E-commerce/E-business (132B, 132C, and Intranet) and their technologies from the managerial perspective. Underlying Web development issues and methodologies (HRML, URL, TCP/IP, privacy/security, critical success factors) are investigated. A business Web presence is developed. (prereq.: MGT 3761) 3 s.h.
5825. PC Applications in Business. An in-depth study of business microcomputer applications with emphasis on the development of personal decision support systems using database and spreadsheet software packages. (prereq.: MGT 3761) 3 s.h.
5835. Systems Analysis & Design 1. Information systems and systems development life cycle (SOLC) emphasizing tools and techniques used to document an information system. (prereq.: MGT 3761) 3 s.h.
5865. Database Management Systems. Design and management of organizational data resources. Database issues studied include design, definition, creation, documentation update, maintenance, revision, selection, acquisition, and use. The implementations of the hierarchical, network, and relational Models will be discussed with emphasis on business applications. (prereq.: MGT 3765) 3 s.h.
5875. Decision Support/Expert Systems. Fundamental techniques, construction, and use of decision support systems, expert systems, and management support systems are introduced. (prereq.: Senior standing) 3 s.h.
OPERATIONS MGT, MGT SCIENCE
3737. Management Science. An understanding of methods of management science from an executive or managerial viewpoint, emphasizing formulation of business problems in quantitative terms. Topics such as linear programming, dynamic programming, game theory, Monte Carlo method, probability theory, queueing theory, inventory theory, transportation method, and simulation will be discussed and evaluated. (prereg.: MATH 2642 and ECON 2624) 3 s.h.
4815. Total Quality Management. The study of the influence of quality on all phases of business operations from strategic planning to process control, quality measurement to systems and process design. Statistical process control is covered in detail but all aspects of quality management are reviewed. (prereg.: MGT 3789) 3 s.h.
4820. Supply Chain Management. Study of areas pertaining to the production control function such as inventory control, forecasting, aggregate planning, and scheduling. (prereg.: MGT 3789) 3 s.h.
OTHER MANAGEMENT COURSES
2699. Industry Studies Seminar. Specialized course for students from a specific industry involving selected issues and problems on the basis of interest and needs. (prereq.: permission of instructor) 3 s.h.
3714. Legal Environment of Business 2. An in depth analysis of commercial law areas covered on the C.P.A. exam, with emphasis on sales, secured transactions, real and personal property, insurance, bankruptcy, and commercial paper. (prereg.: MGT 2604 and junior standing) 3 s.h.
3735. Communication for Management and Business. The course analyzes communication and information processes as means for coordinating and controlling organizational activities. Analytical writing activities are required including a long, formal report. (prereq.: ENGL 1551 & MGT 3725 or consent of instructor) 3 s.h.
4840. Managing Organizational Environments. Dynamics of structure, design, strategy and culture in the context of an organization’s relationships to external environments; included are institutional forces, the global environment, and the new technological environment. Organizational ethics as culture components that define appropriate ways for stakeholders to deal with one another and with the organization’s environments. (prereq.: MGT 3725, permission of instructor) 3 s.h.
4870. Small Business/Entrepreneurship. A study of the small business environment and the problems in starting a business. Students study how small businesses apply the managerial functions in using their resources. (prereq.: Senior standing or consent of the instructor. Crosslisted with FIN 4870 & MKTG 4870) 3 s.h.
4871. Small Business Enterprise. Students work with actual problems faced by small businesses under faculty supervision. Problems are defined, analyzed and researched. Recommendations are developed and presented to clients for evaluation. (prereq.: MGT 870 or permission of instructor. Crosslisted with FIN 4871 & MKTG 4871) 3 s.h.
4880. Special Topics in Management. Subject matter, credit hours, and special prerequisites to be announced in advance of each offering. (prereq.: Senior standing in MGT or consent of instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 s.h.) 1-4 s.h.
4895. Management Internship. This course offers the student the opportunity to relate management theory to practice through on-the-job work experience with participating organizations. Mandatory bi-weekly meetings with his/her faculty advisor will insure maximum learning from the experience. This program will be offered all four quarters of each academic year based on the availability of internships. A written evaluation of the job experience is required of the student. (prereq.: a total of 12 hours of MGT courses including 3725 & 3750 and department screenings and approvals.) 3 s.h.
4899. Independent Study. The development of a special topic of interest to the student under the direct supervision of a management faculty member. Credit hours vary according to the nature of the project. MGT Core and permission of department chair.) 1-3 s.h.
5860. Comparative Management. Comparative study of organization, managerial styles, and leadership in foreign countries based on historical and environmental factors. Analysis of the reasons that managerial activity and the effectiveness of management vary among different business systems. (Prereq.: MGT 3725 and 3750) 3 s.h.