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.
350r Management Internship (3)
A supervised work experience program designed to strengthen the students technical competencies and fundamental knowledge in management. On demand. Prerequisites: junior standing and approval of department head.
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.
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. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Senior standing and 9 hours from Management 332, 411, 434 or 435.
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. Prerequisites: Management 311, junior standing.