Courses

MNGT-201. Business And The Free Enterprise System. 3 Hours.

Insight into the role of the free enterprise system in society and economy. Functions and operations of business firms are analyzed for career opportunities in business and industry. Recommended for intended business majors. Does not fulfill major or minor elective.

MNGT-354. Logistics Management. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the business logistics environment. Detailed coverage of the use of concepts and quantitative techniques in facility location, distribution, warehousing, scheduling, order processing, storage, material handling and other logistics design and operating decisions.
Prerequisite: MNGT-377 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-355. Creativity And Innovation. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on innovation and creativity from the perspectives of the organizations, teams and individual employees. Special consideration is given to the processes of creativity, the relationship between creativity and innovation, development of creativity, multiple facets of creativity, building and managing creative teams, and development of original thinking.

MNGT-368. Business Statistics. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to both descriptive and inferential statistics as they apply to business. Its focus is on descriptive measures, probability concepts, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression. Prereq.: MATH-165.
Prerequisite: MATH-165 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-370. Writing Intensive Program: Managing Global Business Organization. 3 Hours.

This course addresses four critical areas of the emerging management environment: globalization, diversity, leadership, and teamwork. Traditional and projected theories of organization management and organization behavior, as focused toward these four themes, are examined. Additionally, the writing intensive component of this course includes a variety of written communication activities to develop a discipline-focused writing skill.
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-371. Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours.

A broad survey analyzing the contributions of behavioral science to management and administration. Topics stressed are scientific method in organizational research, individual and group dimensions of organizational behavior, decision making, barriers to communication, work motivation, intergroup conflict, leadership, organizational climate and development, and analysis of power in organizations. Role playing, simulations, class exercises and case studies are used.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-372. Organization Theory And Design. 3 Hours.

This course approaches the study of business organizations and their management from a macro persperctive. The focus of organization theory is to study the structure and design of organizations. Students are presented with both the descriptive and prescriptive aspects of the discipline in order to provide insight into the planning and designing or organizations for effectiveness. Major topics include rational and social systems views of organizations; the social, technical, legal and economic environments of organizations; organizational characteristics such as size, technology, structure, climate and administrative philosophy; elements of organizational structure and design (authority structure); specialization; degree of centralization; policies; communication channels; and reward systems; organizational processes including goal setting; strategic planning; decision making; coordinating and controlling; and organizational survival.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-373. Human Resource Management. 3 Hours.

Organization and operation of the personnel department. Role of the personnel department in the organization. Topics include task/job development (job analysis, job design, job specification, job enlargement, job enrichment, performance standards, work rules, work conditions); staffing the organization (recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, demotion, interviewing, testing); performance appraisal; training and development; compensation (wage and salary administration, supplementary benefits, incentives); collective bargaining (unionization, negotiation, grievance and arbitration); legal and other environmental issues are stressed.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-374. Staffing & Selection. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on Staffing and Selection from the perspectives of the organization. Special consideration is given to the processes of Human Resource Planning, hiring, firing, the underlying legal environment, as well as ethical issues. The major topics include labor market, legal environment, HR planning, job analysis, measurement, recruiting, and selection. Prerequisites: (1) completion of at least 60 credit hours of course work, (2) completion of the eight 100-level and 200-level College of Business & Management Foundation courses, each with "C" or higher, and Foundation GPA of 2.50, and (3) MNGT-370 with a "C" or higher.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-375. Management And Organization Communications. 3 Hours.

Formal structures, channels and mechanism for communication within the organization and its environment. Informal process of communication within the organization. Supervisory and management roles in organizational communication. Dynamics of communication in and between organization work units. Functional roles/ perspectives affecting organizational communications. Class exercises and case studies will be used.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-376. Small Business Management. 3 Hours.

Application of management concepts and techniques to the small firm. Special attention will be given to the particular nature, opportunities, needs, and problems of small manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and business service firms. Topics include comparison of similarities, differences and relations between small and large firms, issues and methods in starting a small firm (including selecting the legal mode of organization, buying an existing firm, franchising); funding; risk and venture management for small firms; the role of local, state, and federal government. Case studies and field research may be included.
Prerequisites: FINA-360 minimum grade of C and MKTG-350 minimum grade of C and MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-377. Production/Operations Management. 3 Hours.

This course covers subjects related to the design of production, inventory and quality control systems. In the production systems design the following topics are covered: design of products and services, capacity planning, process design, work analysis and measurement, facility location, production scheduling. In the inventory control systems design the following issues will be discussed: relation of inventory system to the other functions of organizations, cost structure, deterministic and probabilistic control models. In the quality control design the following are covered: quality concept, statistical quality control methods such as control charts, sampling etc.
Prerequisites: MNGT-368 minimum grade of C and MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-378. Managing Diversity In Organizations. 3 Hours.

This class addresses the issues, knowledge, theories, and applications related to managing diversity in organizations. Topics covered in this class will enhance awareness of existence of diversity at the workplace and address approaches of creation of productive diverse workforce. Class discussion will include topics such as glass ceiling effect, stereotyping process, sexual harassment, work and family conflicts, and reverse discrimination. Readings related to the implementation of diversity training programs as well as fair recruitment and selection processes will be discussed.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-379. Business Analytics. 3 Hours.

This application-based course covers descriptive, predictive, as well as prescriptive analytics. It focuses on data visualization, multiple regression, data mining, linear optimization models, integer linear optimization models, simulation and decision analysis.
Prerequisite: MNGT-368 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-380. Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

Examination of the entrepreneurial process and the role of entrepreneurship in new ventures and small businesses, obtaining financing for new businesses; marketing, R & D, and production of new products and services. Evaluation of the entrepreneurs and ways to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in organizations of all sizes. Students will be required to write a realistic business plan.
Prerequisites: FINA-360 minimum grade of C and MKTG-350 minimum grade of C and MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-381. International Business And Management. 3 Hours.

This course examines the following issues: The global economic environment, corporate strategy, foreign operations of American firms and impact of foreign competition on the domestic market; organization for foreign production, marketing and finance, foreign markets, resources, institutions, managerial problems arising out of governmental relations, the cultural environment and multinational management.
Prerequisites: FINA-360 minimum grade of C and MKTG-350 minimum grade of C and MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-382. Internship In Management. 3 Hours.

MNGT-383. Internship In Management. 4 Hours.

MNGT-384. Internship In Management. 5 Hours.

MNGT-385. Internship In Management. 6 Hours.

MNGT-386. Independent Study In Management. 3 Hours.

MNGT-387. Independent Study In Management. 2 Hours.

MNGT-388. Independent Study In Management. 1 Hour.

MNGT-392. Business, Technology And Society. 3 Hours.

Course deals with the environment of business. The role of technology in modern business organizations is considered as well as social change and social pressure on the business community. Other topics to be covered are the social responsibility of business; "The Social Adult" : its function in business organizations; managing modern business: changes and adaptability; technology transfer activities in modern business: the U.S. and developing countries' experiences.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-393. Strategic Management. 3 Hours.

This advanced capstone course involves the study of the concepts and techniques of determining strategies and operational policies of business organizations. Primarily through the use of cases, student are exposed to theories of business policy, business environment, and the impact of different policy making scenarios on selected functions of the business organizations.

MNGT-399. Management Of Change. 3 Hours.

An advanced seminar course focusing on organizational change management by managers and employees who wish to initiate a change, are assigned responsibility to manage a change, or who are affected by change initiated by others. Major topics include: nature and dynamics of change and change management; dimensions of change; change management strategies; cycle theories; stability and change; resistance to change; the change manager as change agent or resister/defender.
Prerequisite: MNGT-370 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-401. Fundamentals Of Business Statistics. 2 Hours.

This course provides graduate students without a recent business academic background a foundation in the field of business statistics. It addresses the concepts of probability distributions and statistical inference and considers various methods of describing data, including the normal distribution. Statistical estimation, sampling and methods of testing hypotheses of means and proportions using various distributions are discussed. A brief consideration is given to quality control, analysis of variance, and linear regression.

MNGT-402. Applied Business Research. 3 Hours.

This course conveys the nature, purpose and method of applied business research for practicing managers and owner-operators and enables them to acquire research skills. Course topics include problem or project definition, data gathering, hypothesis testing, analysis of result, and developing and reporting of conclusions. Special attention is devoted to the communication process, reporting research findings at various stages, and the use of traditional and high-tech sources of business information.
Prerequisite: MNGT-401 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-403. Leadership And Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours.

This course addresses the concepts of perception, learning and motivation, and focuses on work-related attitudes and personalities of individual employees and managers. Organizational facets of stress, group dynamics and organization culture and socialization provide a foundation for the discussion of cooperation, conflict, and influence. The role of leaders and leadership upon organizational behavior and cultures is emphasized. Management communication methods and decision-making processes are considered.

MNGT-404. Productions And Operations Management. 3 Hours.

This course provides general coverage of production/operations management in organizations. Emphasis is placed on the application of the POM concepts to both goods and service organizations. The information presented is beneficial to students majoring in all of the business administration functional areas. The course covers production scheduling, materials management, facilities planning and layout, material productivity and quality control. Forecasting, scheduling, inventory and distributed modeling are discussed. Statistical process control is also presented.
Prerequisites: MATH-111 minimum grade of C and MNGT-401 minimum grade of C.

MNGT-474. Human Resources Policy And Decision Making. 3 Hours.

This course addresses personnel policy formulation and implementation. Consideration is given to human resources plannin, staffing, development and placement issues in the context of legal and collective bargaining constraints. A review of topical issues such as employment-at-will, drug testing, honesty in the workplace and other special topics is provided.

MNGT-480. Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the initiation of new business ventures as contrasted with the management of on-going enterprises. Topics covered include the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, methods of identifying market opportunities, appraising market potential, determining startup costs of acceptable purchase price, legal aspects of organization or acquisition, raising venture, capital, initial capital structure, selection of the board of directors and key managers, allocation of control among involved parties, and method of rewarding entrepreneurs and key managers. Cases, readings and some outside speakers will be used. The major emphasis, however, will be on the evaluation of prospective "real world" ventures.

MNGT-481. International Management. 3 Hours.

This course examines the sailient features of decision-making and management practices in multinational firms. Particular attention is given to organizational planning and control functions, and to problems encountered by managers as they interact with host governments and institutions. Linkages between certain cultural factors and features of the managerial climate are also examined.

MNGT-487. Strategy And Organization. 3 Hours.

This course serves to integrate preceding courses through the study of strategy to integrate preceding courses through the study of strategy formulation and implementation functions and responsibilities of top-level management. The topics addressed include the concept of corporate strategy, the strategic planning and resource allocation, the design of formal organizational structure, management control systems, reward and sanction systems, the selection and training of key personnel and the leadership role of the chief executive officer. Cases and readings are drawn from a variety of types of organizations.

MNGT-489. Management Of Organizational Change. 3 Hours.

This course explores the concept of successful management of organizational and behavioral change, focusing on both "planned" and "unplanned" changes and emphasizing the development of change strategies and measurement of change effectiveness. Included will be group laboratory work using video tape systems. Attention will also be given in response to external (e.g., social) changes. Opportunities exist for field work in various institutional contexts.

MNGT-490. Innovation And Creativity. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on innovation and creativity from the perspectives of the organization and individual employees. Special consideration is given to the processes of creativity, the relationship between creativity and innovation, development of creativity, and multiple facets of creativity. Within these major emphases, topics include definition of creativity, inhibitors and activators of creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations, idea creation and evaluation, building and managing creative teams.

MNGT-498. International Business. 3 Hours.

This course examines the cultural, social, political and economic factors which underlie certain business practices in foreign countries. Depending upon the expertise and preference of the instructor, the course may focus upon a few primary geographical areas (e.g., Eastern Europe, Far East) intensively, or it may present a wide array of cultural environments in survey fashion.

MNGT-500. Project. 3 Hours.

Approval of major advisor is necessary.

MNGT-501. Thesis. 3 Hours.

Approval of major advisor is necessary.

MNGT-502. Business Policy And Strategy. 3 Hours.

This course focuses upon strategy formulation and implementation at the highest level of organizations. Methods of obtaining resources and creating systems, structures and policies needed to attain strategic goals are addressed, as is the critical role of the chief executive officer (CEO) or the owner-operation of smaller entities. The common body of knowledge acquired from other graduate business courses is integrated and applied to policy and strategy issues or practices within a wide range of organizational frameworks, including multinational corporations, small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and sole proprietorship. The case method of instruction is emphasized.