2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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MGT 121 Introduction to Business 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter

This course provides an overview of the field of business. The basic vocabulary and concepts of accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, and marketing are discussed. The importance of business, ethics, social responsibility, and international business are threaded throughout the course.

Notes: May not be taken after the student has been accepted to the College of Business.
MGT 215 Entrepreneurship 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
Students investigate the nature and history of entrepreneurships. Opportunity searching and creative processes are used to develop new entrepreneurial ideas. Students are exposed to the development of an entrepreneurial business plan. The accounting, finance, management and marketing aspects of entrepreneurship are analyzed. Each student develops and presents a new venture plan.
MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
The study of managerial processes with emphasis upon human behavior in organizations and how organizational structures affect human behavior. Concepts from the psychological, sociological, organizational and other relevant literature will be applied to decision making and its ethical implications in the international context of organizations.
MGT 325 Operations Management 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: MA 109 and CIS 222.

Survey of problems that production-operations managers face and the quantitative tools that are helpful in solving these problems. Spreadsheets and other software will be used to solve certain types of problems.

MGT 336 Cyber Law 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or departmental permission.

In-depth examination of laws dealing with computers and the Internet, including: U.S. and international jurisdiction, computer security, intellectual property, electronic commerce, e-discovery, information privacy, freedom of expression, and cyber-crime. Detailed analyses of significant legal case studies plus review of applicable federal and state statutes such as HIPPA, Sarbanes Oxley, CFAA and the Patriot Act.

MGT 343 Human Resource Management 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: MGT 240, junior standing or instructor permission.

The principles and practices of productive employee relations with emphasis upon the selection, development and motivation of employees.

MGT 344 Managerial Communication 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business.
Focus on developing cognitive and behavioral skills central to becoming a competent communicator in organizational settings. The role of communication in upholding such social values as mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect for diversity within the organizational community will be examined. The course is based on developing knowledge, sensitivity, skills, and ethical competencies.
MGT 345 Employment and Labor Law 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MGT 221; Recommended MGT 343.

This course gives students an overview of employment and labor laws with concentration on those affecting business operations. Students will acquire foundational knowledge of state and federal employment and labor laws; will understand legalities of recruitment, development, compensation, evaluation and termination of employees; will examine employee engagement; and learn to assess how organizational culture and leadership styles affect employee performance. Students will refine writing and presentation skills appropriate for upper level course work.

MGT 355 Methods of Training 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing.
This course provides an application of theories of learning and instructional development to the education and training of employees in office systems. Emphasis is on instructional design and the implementation, evaluation and management of training in an organizational environment.
MGT 360 Controversial Issues in Marketing and Management 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: MKT 230, MGT 240, junior standing or instructor’s permission.
Businesses and non-profit organizations are confronted with a variety of controversial issues (involving ethical and social responsibility issues), making both strategic and day-to-day decision-making difficult. The course examines contemporary and emerging critical issues facing businesses and non-profit organizations, focusing on recent developments and a review of some “best practices” of organizations who have taken leadership roles. Cross-cultural differences in analyzing ethical and social responsibility issues will also be explored. Notes: Cross listed with MKT 360.
MGT 412 Compensation Design and Administration 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: MGT 343, junior standing or instructor’s permission.

Study of the administration and design of the wage and salary function of organizations, including the determinants of wages, job evaluation, compensation plans, employee evaluation and the administration of fringe benefits.

MGT 414 Small Enterprise Management 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MGT 240, junior standing or instructor’s permission.
The nature of management in the small business environment including the exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of small businesses. Students study the components of a small business plan. The accounting, finance, management and marketing aspects of small business management are analyzed. Each student develops and presents a plan for operating a small business.
MGT 424 Conflict Management and Collective Bargaining 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: MGT 240, junior standing or instructor’s permission.

The causes and consequences of organizational conflict will be examined, and students will learn strategies for managing interpersonal conflict. Negotiation theory and practice will be discussed, including interpersonal, small group, and collective bargaining practices.

MGT 425 Business Research 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business or instructor’s permission.

Development of an appreciation for the role of research in problem solving and decision making. Topics covered include science and the scientific method, techniques of defining problems, the nature of hypothesis testing and inferential statistics, research design, measurement and validity, data collection (secondary and primary), surveys, interviews, observation, types of sampling, sample size and statistical calculations.

MGT 436 Strategic Management 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: College of Business core or instructor’s permission.
A comprehensive analysis and synthesis of the strategic management process. Topics include mission and goals, external and internal environmental analysis, business and corporate level strategies, international strategies, corporate leadership, governance, and corporate entrepreneurship. Application of theory and practice is accomplished through written and oral case analysis.
MGT 475 International Business 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor’s permission.

Introduction to challenges in international business; managerial focus on the various aspects of global business, including accounting, finance, logistics, information systems, human resources, marketing, law and ethics. Focus is on building an awareness of the cultural, country, political and geographical variables in international business.

MGT 491 Internship in Management 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing and College of Business permission.
Professional experience for qualified management majors working with accounting or other business firms. Written paper required; students evaluated by faculty supervisor in consultation with employer. Counts as an elective in the management or marketing program. Repeatable up to a total of four credits.
MGT 498 Directed Study in Management 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: Limited to students with a superior grade point average, junior standing and College of Business permission.
Individual research in management. Work is supervised through conferences with an adviser. A written final report must be filed with the college.