Management (MGT)

MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior 3 crs.

The course explores organizations as social units and the phenomena of individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include evolution of research in organizational principles and practices; personality, perception, and attitude formation; motivation; behavior; performance; structure; groups; planning and decision making; communication; power and conflict; leadership; stress; and international issues.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122

MGT B250 Management Information Systems 3 crs.

This course introduces the significant uses of information technology in the business world. The student will study steps necessary to design, implement, and operate a computer-based information system. More significantly, the student will study the complex issues involved in managing information technology, including the rapidly changing issues involving the telecommunications industry.

MGT B305 Labor Relations 3 crs.

This course is a study of the history and development of organized labor; the background and techniques of collective bargaining; union security and management rights; job rights and due process.

Prerequisites: ECON B101, MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B310 Human Resource Management 3 crs.

This course focuses on current issues in human resource management in both the private and public sectors. Topics include civil service systems, manpower, planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, compensation, benefits, job evaluation, and personnel systems evaluation.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B315 International Management 3 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B315

MGT B320 Psychology in Management 3 crs.

This course presents the theories, experiments, and problem-solving efforts of the psychologist and the behavioral scientist in the area of administrative action. Topics include cognitive dissonance, reinforcement theory, need achievement, leadership, and attitude change.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B322 Retail + Value Chain Management 3 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B322  

MGT B325 Production + Operation Management 3 crs.

This course deals with the decision making involved in selecting, designing, operating, and controlling activities of the operations system for continuous improvement. Topics include total quality management, forecasting, product design and process selection, capacity planning and location, facility layout, project planning and control, production planning, and just-in-time production and inventory management.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B100; junior standing

MGT B335 Advanced Business Communication 3 crs.

This course explores a core of advanced communication topics including meeting management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and cultural communication skills. Case studies are discussed and analyzed. A team project allows students to gain experience in conducting, analyzing, and writing a communication audit.

Prerequisites: BA B101, ENGL T122; junior standing

MGT B360 Essentials of Total Quality Management 3 crs.

This course introduces the fundamentals of Total Quality Management (TQM) through lectures and hands-on teamwork.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B360

MGT B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listings: INTB B370, MKT B370

MGT B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision Making 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers by providing them with the basic analytical, quantitative, and qualitative tools/skills to make effective decisions. A course project requires students to use (1) diagnostic skills to formulate problems, (2) data collection skills to obtain appropriate information, (3) data analysis skills to draw conclusions, and (4) presentation skills to explain why and how the problem can be solved. Decision implementation issues are also analyzed.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B101, MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B415 Global Supply Chain Management 3 crs.

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the strategic importance of good supply chain management practices. Students will be taught to understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. Within the strategic framework, students will be taught to identify facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. This course also aims at showing students how these drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operation to improve organizational performance. For each driver of supply chain performance, the goal is to provide students with practical managerial levers and concepts that may be used to improve supply chain performance. Utilizing these managerial levers requires knowledge of analytic methodologies for supply chain analysis.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing  

MGT B420 Leadership + Team Building 3 crs.

This course examines leadership as a process of influencing others toward the achievement of goals. The process functions through complex interactions among the leader, relevant followers, and shared situations. This course introduces students to current research and methodology relating to each of the three components of leadership, in the role of developing effective teamwork.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B430 Small + New Venture Development 3 crs.

This course gives students an opportunity to go through the steps required to start a business and to experience some of the frustrations and achievements associated with the process. Experience gained in other business courses will be used extensively.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B465 Sports Marketing + Management 3 crs.

This course covers the essentials of sports marketing and management–planning, promotions, operations, recruiting, contracts, and market analysis. The course will make use of traditional lecture and exams plus papers, cases, speakers, and field trips.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B465

MGT B493 Special Topics in Management 3 crs.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B499 Independent Study in Management arr.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing  

See description in College of Business overview