Management

Chairperson: Zafar Bokhari

Faculty: Suad Alwan, Zafar Bokhari, Wolanyo Kpo,

The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Administration, with a concentration in Management. This program provides students with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge necessary for managing groups and organizations in increasingly competitive environments. Emphasis is given to the development of skills in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling various business activities.

Graduates typically enter an organization in various capacities and eventually move up to middle and top management positions of increasing responsibility. Some of the industries which typically hire graduates with a concentration in management include agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries; mining and construction industries; manufacturing industries; transportation, communications, and utilities firms; wholesale and retail trade businesses; state, local, and federal governmental units.

General Education (39 credit hours)

    • Composition 9 credit hours

ENG 1270/127, 1280/128, ENG 2790/279.

    • Humanities 12 credit hours

CMAT 2030/ 203 or 2210/ 221; 3 hours in humanities/fine arts, 6 hours in a single foreign language.

    • Mathematics 3 credit hours

MATH 1200/162.

    • Natural Sciences 6 credit hours

3 credit hours from biological sciences and 3 credit hours from physical sciences. At least one course must be with a laboratory.

    • Social Sciences 9 credit hours

ECON 1010/101, ECON 1020/102 and one diversity course.

Business Core Courses (45 credit hours)

ACCT 2110/110, 2111/111, 1290/290, FIN 2660/266, INSY 1370/137, QBA 2000/200, QBA 2010/201, MGMT 3240/224, MGMT 3010/249, MGMT 3020/251, MGMT 4890/389, MGMT 4850/358, QBA 1500, MGMT 1030 and MKTG 3110/276.

Management Major Courses (15 credit hours)

MGMT 2520/ 252, MGMT 3600/ 260, MGMT 3620/ 262, MGMT 3640/ 264, MGMT 4100/ 310.

Business Electives (12 credit hours)

Select 12 hours of upper-division business courses.

Non-Business Electives (9 credit hours)

Minor in Human Resources Management (18 credit hours)

Required Courses 9 credit hours

MGMT 3010/ 249, 3020/ 251, 3600/ 260.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Selected from the following - PSYC 3160/ 338, 4140/ 346; ECON 2150/ 303; MGMT 3620/ 262, 3640/ 264 or 4610/ 361.

Minor in Management (18 credit hours)

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

INSY 1370/ 137; MGMT 3010/ 249

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Any four 3000 or 4000 level management courses.

Minor in Business Administration (24 credit hours)

Required Courses (21 credit hours)

ACCT 2110/ 110 and 2111/ 111; INSY 1370/ 137; QBA 2000/ 200; MGMT 3010/ 249; MKTG 3110/ 276: FIN 2660/ 266.

Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

Any 3000 or 4000 level business application courses.

Minor in Entrepreneurship (24 credit hours)

Non-Business Majors:

Required Courses 21 credit hours:

ACCT 2110, ACCT 1290/2291, FIN 2660, MGMT 2520, MGMT 4505, FIN 3805, MGMT 4100.

Elective Courses 3 credit hours from:

MKTG 3705, MGMT 3755, FIN 4505.

Business Majors:

Required Courses 15 credit hours:

MGMT 2520, MGMT 4505, FIN 3805, INSY 2900, MGMT 4100.

Elective Courses 9 credit hours from:

MKTG 3705, MGMT 3755, FIN 4505.

Management (MGMT) Course Offerings

MGMT 1030/103 – INTRODUCTION TO MODERN BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Prerequistes: None

An overview of the modern business as a system, its components and functions, as well as associated career options. Includes an introduction to foundational business and economic theories, financial statements and analysis, business computer software, as well as discussions of current business news. Also includes a focus on businesspower skills: business writing, verbal communication, presentation skills, and business etiquette.

Credits: 3

Note: Designated as freshman seminar course for COB.

2520/ 252 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Study of the unique problems of organizing, developing, and operating a small business in the urban environment. Emphasis on financial and marketing strategies for small businesses. Students will develop business proposals for new business ventures.

3010/ 249 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3)

Introduction to the methods of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling business processes. Covers wide array of topics including decision-making, environments, culture, change, and business ethics. Writing emphasis course.

3020/ 251 ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR (3)

Focuses on the human dimensions of management. Topics covered include motivation, leadership, job design, conflict management, communication, and culture.

3240/ 224 OPERATIONS/ PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 1500/ 214; QBA 2000/ 200; or consent of the department.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of production and operations management. Various techniques, both managerial and quantitative, are presented to cover all four stages of POM: strategic, tactical, operational, and control. Topics include forecasting; capacity, location and layout planning, linear programming, inventory management, material requirement planning, scheduling, workforce management, project management, and quality management. Credit not given for both INSY 224 and MGMT 3240/ 224.

3570/ 357 MANAGEMENT PROCESSES IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Decision making, planning, and control processes in nonprofit organizations.

3600/ 260 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 3010/ 249; INSY 1370/ 137.

Focuses on viewing the organization’s personnel as a resource that can impact the performance of the organization. The methods and strategies of acquiring, utilizing, and developing human resources are studied. Affirmative action, equal employment opportunity laws, and sexual harassment are also examined.

3620/ 262 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 3010/ 249.

In-depth analysis of labor-management relations, including labor unions, collective bargaining, grievance handling, and settlement of labor disputes.

3640/ 264 ORGANIZATION THEORY (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 3010/ 249.

Study of the history of management thought and theory. Focuses on classical and contemporary views of organization such as bureaucracy, open systems, and contingency theories.

3730/ 373 REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Principles of real estate management and their application in the urban environment.

3755 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 2520

The planning and operation of business enterprises with a socially beneficial mission. Students will explore the tension and balance between operational performance for sustainability and the achievement of a social good.

4100/ 310 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS (3)

Prerequisite: Admitted major or minor. Senior standing and completion of all business core courses.

Methodologies for identifying and solving unique small business problems. Discussion will emphasize consulting and evaluating techniques. Students will work in teams to develop case studies of actual small urban businesses.

MGMT 4505 – BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 2660 – PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

The development and presentation of a comprehensive business plan that integrates the marketing, operational, and financial elements. Drafts and oral presentations of various sections of the plan will be submitted and presented throughout the course, culminated by a formal presentation to business professionals.

4610/ 361 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 3600/ 260; INSY 1370/ 137.

An in-depth practical analysis of the issues faced by personnel managers as a result of changes in the work force, government regulations, and the environment. Topics covered include job satisfaction, women in management, minorities, the disadvantaged, EEOC, OSHA, and affirmative action.

4850/ 358 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of FIN 2660/ 266, MKTG 3110/ 276 and MGMT 3010/ 249, and satisfaction of all requirements for admission to the College of Business.

Basics of international or multinational management. Differences between conducting business in the United States and in other countries; analysis of the strategies involved. Writing emphasis course.

4890/ 389 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY (3)

Prerequisite: Admitted major or minor. Senior standing. Completion of business core courses or consent of department chairperson.

The capstone course of the business curriculum. Integrates knowledge of functional areas. Focuses on industry analysis, company analysis, global competition, and the design and implementation of strategy.

4900/ 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT (1 - 3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 3010/ 249 or consent of the instructor.

An exploration of special topics or current issues in the field of management. Offered irregularly. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours under different topics.

4990/ 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of the department.

Designed for independent research and study of special management problems. A comprehensive research paper is required. Maximum of two enrollments, not in the same term, for a total of six credit hours.