Undergraduate Management Courses

MGMT 3300. Principles of Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources to accomplish organizational goals. Management theories and the business environment are also covered.

MGMT 3302. Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental functions of human resources management; relationship between personnel management and organizations' emerging role of personnel administration in development of strategic policy for organizations.

MGMT 3304. Small Business Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course focused on key areas to consider when establishing and/or operating a small business in today’s complex and dynamic business environment. Areas of focus may include the current state of small business and the importance of entrepreneurs in the global economy, essential management skills and entrepreneurial traits, avenues for small business ownership, the importance, role, and components of business plans and the planning process, accounting and financial considerations, marketing/customer service, and exit strategies, among other areas. Guest presentations by entrepreneurs, consultants, and other key individuals who engage with entrepreneurs may be integrated into the course, along with other popular press publications which focus on current topics and trends in small business.

MGMT 3325. Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced studies of contemporary leadership issues; the history of leadership; leadership theories; leadership ethics and values; group dynamics; organizational behavior; methods of effective team building; community activism; the politics of gender, race, disability, and age; the dynamic of power; and the aspect of professional networking. Course will include in depth study of above mentioned topics, as well as extensive discussion and research of related leadership issues.

MGMT 3350. Organization Behavior. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the behavior of people at work in all types of organizations. Topics include fundamentals of organizational behavior: values, ethics, motivation, group dynamics, individual differences, attitudes, decision-making, conflict, power, change, stress, leadership, rewarding behavior, communication, and organizational structure.

MGMT 3385. Managing Diversity in Organizations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course examines the changing workforce demographics, including multiple demographic groups and areas of difference important to organizational treatment and outcomes. This course examines research on treatment, access, and inclusion. Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed. This course also provides suggestions for individuals and organizations to increase opportunities and outcomes for workers of all backgrounds.

MGMT 4084. Internship. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-20 Hours).

Preapproved and supervised work experience in a management related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor and Department Head.

MGMT 4086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in management. May be repeated with department head approval. Prerequisites: Approval of Instructor and Department Head.

MGMT 4090. Special Topics in Management. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

An examination of current topics in the field of management. Readings required from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

MGMT 4303. Strategic Compensation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Wage and salary administration in public and private organizations; determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures; total compensation systems, interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments, employee satisfaction. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4304. Staffing Organizations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Recruitment and selection of human resources for organizations; optimal utilization of human resources within organizations; use of tests and other techniques in human resource management. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4305. Human Resource Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practical and theoretical approaches to training and development of employees in an organization. Topics include organization, role and scope, training and development functions, philosophies, strategies, need analysis, development of program content, methods, materials and techniques, and evaluation and control of the training and development function.

MGMT 4306. Employee and Labor Relations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Collective bargaining, labor market fundamentals, unionism, and related issues of labor economics.

MGMT 4307. Business Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An analysis and examination of significant contemporary ethical issues and problems existing throughout the professional business arena. Emphasis will be upon the manager's social and environmental responsibilities to employees, customers, and the public.

MGMT 4308. Negotiation & Conflict Resolution. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is an introduction to the principles and methods of negotiation and conflict resolution that come about due to interpersonal and inter-group conflict. Explores the major theories, models, and concepts of bargaining and negotiation and introduces the topics of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

MGMT 4312. Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Addresses the process of generating ideas for new business, writing comprehensive business plans. Emphasis on information sources, industry analysis.

MGMT 4315. Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of project management based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute. In particular, students will learn about scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication and procurement management and develop a comprehensive project plan accordingly.

MGMT 4320. International Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Entrepreneurship is a driver of growth, innovation, and wealth creation across developed, developing, and undeveloped nations. Increasingly, entrepreneurship is international from the founding of the venture. Entrepreneurial ventures source inputs from foreign firms and sell goods to foreign markets. Herein, we identify and address global entrepreneurial activities and evaluate the complex environment of global entrepreneurship. The course integrates theory with practical experiences in international entrepreneurship to provide students with the foundation to identify, evaluate and develop global entrepreneurial opportunities. The course is designed to prepare students for careers as founders of, early hires in, investors in, advisors to, or managers in global ventures.

MGMT 4321. Production and Operations Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics covered include: industrial organization, scientific management, planning and control, building locations and layouts, wage rates, corporation relationships, and research. Prerequisite: BUSI 2311 or concurrent enrollment.

MGMT 4323. Innovation and Creativity in Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course explores the entrepreneurial mindset as it relates to creativity, innovation and creative problem-solving in the current business environment. Students will investigate various perspectives to ground an understanding of creativity, innovation and the uses of creative problem-solving. We will review theoretical and applied models of creativity and innovation as they relate to individuals, groups, and organizations. The materials address the creative process and its complexity as it fuels innovation in both a corporate and entrepreneurial environment though video presentations and discussions.

MGMT 4325. Trends and Issues in Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of trends, topics, and opportunities in the entrepreneurial/small business arena. The course will explore the ever-changing environment of the 21st century entrepreneur with a focus on emerging trends, current research, popular press publications and articles, and other present day resources. Identification of potential impact, implications, and/or opportunities for the current or prospective entrepreneur will be a focus. Prerequisite: N/A.

MGMT 4354. International Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A global approach to the study of management to include international dimensions of the marketplace and environment, the role of culture, international strategic management, organizational behavior and human resource management.

MGMT 4385. Seminar in Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Deals with current issues in management. Readings are required from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: 15 hours in MGMT and approval of department head.

MGMT 4389. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content are then applied to practical experiences and activities in the foreign country visited. A study abroad at the student's expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion.