211 Statistical Methods for Business I (3)
Basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics including frequency, probability, sampling distributions, estimation theory, and introduction to hypothesis testing. Emphasis on business applications. Every semester. Prerequisite: Management 100, UTC Math Placement Level 30 or Mathematics 131 or 136 or 144 or 151 with a grade of C or better.
212 Statistical Methods for Business II (3)
Advanced concepts of statistical inference including hypothesis testing for two populations, contingency, tables, goodness of fit, analysis of variance, and simple and multiple regression analysis. Emphasis is on computer solutions of business statistical applications. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 100; Management 211 or Mathematics 210 with a grade of C or better; and Mathematics 131 or 136 or 144 or 151 with a grade of C or better.
310 Business Communication (3)
Principles of writing, grammar, rhetoric, and oral presentations are applied to business communication. Mechanics that include organization, methods of development, paragraph length, sentence style, and vocabulary of professional and business letters, memoranda, and reports. Every semester. Prerequisites: English 122 with a grade of C or better, Management 100, Theatre and Speech 109, and a minimum of 50 earned hours. No credit in both Management 310 and English 277 for Business Administration majors.
311 Operations Management (3)
An introduction to the management of operations systems in both service and manufacturing environments. The focus of the course is on strategic issues in operations as well as on design and control of operating systems. Topics include both concepts and decision support models from such specialized areas as inventory management, quality management, production and capacity planning, forecasting, project management, and production control. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 100, 212, Mathematics 131 or 136 or 144 or 151 with a grade of C or better, Economics 102, junior standing.
315 Management Concepts, Theory, and Practice (3)
Principles of management focusing on the processes of strategic and intermediate term planning, organizing, human resource management, leadership, motivation, groups, communication and controlling. Topics also include the history of management as well as current trends in the discipline. Every semester. Prerequisite: junior standing.
330 Concepts in Organizational Behavior (3)
An advanced survey of theory and research concerning the behavior of people in organizations. Topics include personality, communication, perception, group dynamics, stress, change and organizational culture. Class is taught extensively using experimental exercises and cases. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 315, junior standing.
331 Organizational Motivation and Leadership (3)
A comprehensive examination of leading theories of organizational motivation and leadership. An understanding of the processes affecting the behavior of employees is stressed. Emphasis will be placed on directed exercises demonstrating the implementation of concepts learned from the class material. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 315, junior standing.
332 Human Resource Management (3)
Introduction to human resource management principles and practices, including equal employment opportunity, job analysis, staffing, performance appraisal, compensation programs, and employee relations. Every semester. Prerequisite:junior standing. Pre- or Corequisite: Management 315, junior standing.
340 Innovation and Creativity in Business (3)
The development of creative thinking skills and creative approaches to decision making as they relate to innovation and the recognition of opportunity. Issues relevant to both entrepreneurial ventures and established businesses will be covered. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: junior standing. May also be registered as Entrepreneurship 340. No credit in both Management 340 and Entrepreneurship 340.
356 Management Science (3)
Concepts and applications of quantitative (mathematical) techniques, and computer analysis for business decision making under deterministic and stochastic conditions. Topics include mathematical model formulation, linear programming, integer programming, goal programming, transportation problems, assignment problems, network models, project scheduling, decision analysis, queuing, dynamic programming, and Markov processes. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Management 212, Mathematics 136, junior standing.
360 Management Information Systems (3)
Systems and information concepts; systems in organizations; systems tools; decision making, database concepts; information systems analysis and design; integrative business project that includes problem identification, definition, requirements analyses, system design, and implementation. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 100, 315; junior standing.
366 Business Forecasting (3)
A study of forecasting processes including data collection, analysis, model selection, and forecasting accuracy. Moving averages, smoothing models, time-series decomposition, simple regression, autocorrelation models, and Box-Jenkins (ARIMA) methodologies will be studies. Computer applications such as spreadsheets and statistical packages will be extensively used. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Management 100, 212; junior standing.
410 Industrial Relations (3)
Union-management relations. Topics include labor law, collective bargaining, grievance administration, arbitration, and dispute resolution techniques. On demand. Prerequisites: Management 332, junior standing.
411 Government Regulation of Human Resource Management (3)
An examination of laws and government guidelines regulating the employer-employee relationship with regard to hiring, discharge, and conditions of employment. Topics include sexual harassment, discrimination, and employee privacy. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: Management 332, junior standing.
434 Human Resource Management Staffing (3)
This course will examine the procedures used by employers to hire and train employees. Students will learn how organizations seek to improve their effectiveness by attracting, selecting, promoting, and developing their employees to ensure that each job is staffed by a fully capable individual. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: Management 332, junior standing.
435 Compensation Management (3)
A survey of pay and benefits practices used by organizations to control labor costs and motivate employees to achieve strategic organizational goals. Traditional compensation techniques based on job evaluations, as well as more contemporary techniques such as group-based reward practices, will be explored. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: Management 332, junior standing.
436 Managing Diversity in Organizations (3)
This course provides an overview of diversity issues in the workplace. In response to changing workforce demographics, the global marketplace, and increased competition, organizational awareness of the need to effectively manage an increasingly more diverse workforce has intensified. This course helps students understand these issues and develop skills to function better in a multicultural business environment. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Management 315, junior standing.
437 Training and Development (3)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the Training and Development field. From a foundation of various learning theories, students will build their understanding of processes of design, development and delivery of company training programs, and examine the role of training and development in the overall performance management system. Topics include training design, training technologies, employee development, adult education theory, managing the training function, instructional methods and training assessment. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Management 315, junior standing.
438 International Management (3)
A study of issues, concepts, and skills necessary for managerial success in international companies. Particular attention is given to exploring how culture influences management practices in overseas operations. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 315, junior standing.