Management Courses Description

 

1020 Career Fluency (3)

An introduction and preparation to career/workforce readiness. Course examines the individual, group, and organizational soft skills that are vital for career success. Course will emphasize the theoretical and practical framework with which to explore careers compatible with overall academic skills, aptitudes, and life goals.

1030 INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN BUSINESS SYSTEM (3)
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, and discussions of current business news. Also includes a focus on business power skills: business writing, verbal communication, presentation skills, and business etiquette. IAI: BUS 911. NOTE: Designated as freshman seminar course for COB.

2520 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)
Prerequisites: 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 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3)
Introduction to the methods of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling business processes. Covers a wide array of topics, including decision making, environments, culture, change, and business ethics. A writing emphasis course.

3020 ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR (3)
Focuses on the human dimensions of management. Topics covered include motivation, leadership, job design, conflict management, communication, and culture.

3240 OPERATIONS/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 1200; QBA 2000; 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.

3570 MANAGEMENT PROCESSES IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Decision making, planning, and control processes in nonprofit organizations.

3600 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 3010; INSY 1370.
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 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 3010.
In-depth analysis of labor-management relations, including labor unions, collective bargaining, grievance handling, and settlement of labor disputes.

3640 ORGANIZATION THEORY (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 3010.
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 REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT (3)
Prerequisites: 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 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS (3)
Prerequisites: 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.

4505 BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 2660.
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 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 3600; INSY 1370
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 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of FIN 2660, MKTG 3110 and MGMT 3010, 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 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY (3)
Prerequisites: 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 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT (1-3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 3010 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 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3)
Prerequisites: 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.