College of Business
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 or equivalent, Management 212, or approval of the instructor. Formerly Management 456.
410 Industrial Relations (3)
Union-management relations. Topics include labor law, collective bargaining, grievance administration, arbitration, and dispute resolution techniques. Summer semester. Prerequisites: Management 332.
411 Government Regulation of HRM (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. Prerequisite: Management 332.
434 HRM 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 semester. Prerequisite: Management 332.
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. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Management 332.
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 divers workforce has intensified. This course helps students understand these issues and develop skills to function better in a multicultural business environment. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Management 315.
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. Prerequisite: Management 315.
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. Prerequisite: Management 315.
440 Strategic Management (3)
This capstone course integrates all functional business courses. Using cases, students will analyze management decisions and formulate future strategies for business. A mix of small and large businesses as well as private and publicly-traded businesses will be emphasized using cases. Strategic management theory will emphasize planning from mission setting and goal development through implementation, evaluation and control. Small group activities, experimental activities, and student team presentations on future strategies for selected companies and industries. Every semester. Prerequisites: Management 311, 315; Finance 302; Marketing 313; senior standing. May not be used for graduate-level credit.
441 Senior Seminar (1)
The practices, policies, and administration of business examined by top level executives of a variety of businesses. The course considers a wide variety of topics from the top management viewpoint with a view towards broadening the interest and horizon of the student. Fall and spring semesters. Course graded on satisfactory/no credit basis. Prerequisite: senior standing.
444 Strategic Issues in Human Resource Management (3)
The capstone course in human resources. Involves extensive readings and discussion of current Human Resource issues and their implications for the strategic and effective operation of the organization. Course is to be taken during student's final semester before graduation. Prerequisite: Senior standing and 9 hours of required Human Resource Management courses.
451 Production Planning and Control (3)
Explores concepts and techniques utilized in solving problems associated with production planning and control. Master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production activity and control, capacity requirements planning, constraint theory, and current topics will be addressed to broaden the student's working knowledge of production planning and control management. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Management 311 or approval of instructor.
452 Supply Chain Management (3)
A study of the problems and practices of operations and materials management. Topics will include: materials acquisition, classical inventory systems, demand management, aggregate planning, material logistics systems, and current topics in materials management including just-in-time, zero inventories, and group technology. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Management 311 or approval of instructor.
495r Department Honors (1-3 hours per terms, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. See Departmental Honors, page 39.
497 Research (1-3)
498r Individual Studies (1-3)
499r Group Studies (1-3)