2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Management (MGMT)

 

Courses

MGMT 2020 Problem Analysis & Systems Design (4 Credits)

General systems approaches and problem analysis frameworks used to identify, explain and solve organizational problems; emphasis on critical thinking and creative solutions. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 2021 Managing Complex Organizations (4 Credits)

The course will consider the dynamics of corporate governance, beginning with a brief history of management thought and its relevance to decision-making today. It will introduce strategic planning, problem solving and the criteria for competitive market choice. It will consider risk, ethics and CSR as components to decision making. It will introduce modern organizational design and culture (including global cultures) and their impact on effective governance. It will review the dynamics of agency theory, conflict, ADR and corporate politics on governance.

MGMT 2040 Managing Human Resources (4 Credits)

This course focuses on the administration of human resources, including the processes of personnel management and personnel systems in complex organizations, both public and private. Techniques for recruiting and staffing; orienting, training and development; motivation, performance management, employee relations, compensation systems, and reward and retention systems; and safety and health issues will be addressed. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 2100 Leading High Performance Organizations (4 Credits)

Have you ever wondered why some organizations thrive while competitors with the same technology and capital resources fail? Often the difference is the human factors: the many ways in which savvy organizations harness the commitment and creativity of their workers. In this course, you learn about the human factors that foster career success for you and high performance for your organization. Technical skills are important entry level requirements for leaders and managers. What sets the great ones apart is their ability to motivate and inspire colleagues and employees alike. In MGMT 2100 you learn the essentials of organizational behavior and acquire a toolkit of evidence-based people skills that complement the technical skills you gain in other DCB core courses. Enforced Prerequisites and Restrictions: BUS 1060 with a minimum grade of D- or BSBA 1150 with a minimum grade of D- or BSBA 0200 with a minimum grade of D-, and BUS 1000.

MGMT 2300 Leading for Collaboration (4 Credits)

Leading for Collaboration is an advanced undergraduate course to prepare students for a working environment where they are required to collaborate with others to reach individual and organizational goals. Students learn about the fundamental design principles of high-performing teams and groups, as well as how and when it is best to use them. Students also learn how to sustain team performance through effective decision-making, group communication, conflict management, and reward and motivation systems. Students also cover current topics in teams such as virtual teams, self-managed teams, and team-based innovation. Students also learn about and improve their ability for formal and informal leadership in a group or team.

MGMT 2420 Global Management (4 Credits)

Introduction to multinational corporations and management of international profit and non-profit organizations; how management theory and practice are impacted by particular cultural contexts; analysis of current issues related to international trade and investments, and problems and opportunities of multinational operations. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 2650 Introduction to Management Consulting (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the management consulting profession, including its industry and competitive dynamics, major practice areas, approaches to implementation, management of consulting firms and the future of consulting. In addition, emphasis is given to the practice of consulting through the development of certain high impact skills in evaluation, proposal writing, data gathering and client presentations. The course is relevant to those who: 1) are specifically interested in consulting careers, 2) have job interests that involve staff positions in corporations, 3) want to become line managers who might one day use consultants, 4) wish to develop general consulting skills and familiarity with the consulting industry. The learning process in class will consist of lectures, cases, readings, exercises and guest speakers. This wide variety of learning methods is intended to convey both the necessary knowledge and practical skills necessary for building a sound foundation for becoming a professional consultant. It is essential that everyone comes well-prepared to class, as the learning process depends heavily upon participation. Prerequisite: MGMT 2100.

MGMT 2700 Topics in Management (1-4 Credits)

Consideration and in-depth analysis of current issues in the field of management. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 2850 Business and Society (4 Credits)

Business and Society is the core course designed to familiarize students with the relationships among the private, public and nonprofit sectors. It acquaints students with the broad range of issues and the various methods and processes used to resolve issues and solve problems faced by stakeholders in these various sectors in these turbulent times. Managerial, entrepreneurial, and governmental approaches to address and resolve business and public policy issues and problems in our dynamic environment are explored and analyzed. Prerequisites: MGMT 2100 and BUS 1999.

MGMT 3000 Business Policy and Strategy (4 Credits)

Management 3000 focuses on the strategic management of an organization as a whole. This course will introduce students to key decisions that top executives have to make when developing and implementing strategies, methodologies for informing those decisions, and how to interpret information from those approaches to guide strategic decision-making. Overall, from the perspective of leading an organization, students will learn how strategic decisions impact upon a firm’s performance and success. Enforced Prerequisites and Restrictions: Junior year status DCB2, Accounting 2300, Finance 2800, Business 3000, Marketing 2800.

MGMT 3010 Developing a Business Plan (4 Credits)

This is the culminating course for the business minor. It integrates the various functional areas (e.g., business law, management, accounting, marketing, and finance) with environmental scanning, competitive strategy, market feasibility, and innovation. Students study various business models through case studies, learning what leads to business success and failure. Students also learn about the business planning process, from start to finish, and develop an actual business plan for either a new, entrepreneurial venture or an established business. Prerequisites: BUS 1000, LGST 2000, ACTG 2010, FIN 2010, and MKTG 2800. For Business minors only.

MGMT 3100 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to ethical concepts, theories and issues as they relate to business and managerial decision making, including the social responsibilities of business. Case studies, group projects and lecture format. Cross listed with LGST 3100. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3150 Creativity, Innovation, and Design Thinking (4 Credits)

Design is a profoundly human endeavor. At its best, design thinking and practice allows humans to, in the words of Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon: “Change existing situations to preferred ones.” Designers work within the need for action, yet operate in a world of constraints. In the words of Tim Brown, of IDEO, a renowned product design firm, “designers strive to achieve a harmonious balance between human desire, technological feasibility and economic viability.” This course gives students a new set of tools for and experience in finding and developing creative and innovative alternatives for addressing business problems with particular emphasis on leading such initiatives. Students will explore creativity from individual and team perspectives and identify innovation opportunities and roadblocks in organizational settings. Enforced Prerequisites and Restrictions: MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3200 Employee Relations (4 Credits)

This course provides a practical and orderly perspective on how to create an effective employer/employee relationship. Students learn the components and factors that promote and destroy effective employee relations. We learn the evolution of the labor movement in the United States and its influence on the business workplace. We learn techniques that can be used in fostering effective employee relations and learn about the challenges that face management. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3270 Dispute Resolution (4 Credits)

Various dispute resolution techniques in business contexts as developed through case studies. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3280 Business Plan (4 Credits)

This course integrates the practical functional areas of industry and competitive analysis, finance, accounting, information technology, marketing, legal studies, operations management, general management, corporate social responsibility and exit strategy issues, culminating in the development of an entrepreneurial business plan. Careful attention to environmental and industry issues that impact new venture startup, as well as market potential and funding sources, are critical to planning and launching a new business. Junior standing required. Prerequisites:Degree checkpoint 2.

MGMT 3500 Growth Strategies: How to Grow the Organization (4 Credits)

This course will introduce students to the decisions on selecting among alternatives for growing organizations, including internal development, licensing and alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and how the resulting business combinations can be governed most effectively to create value for the organization. Students will learn about the relative strengths and weaknesses of the major growth modes, when to use each, how to avoid traps and errors, how managers combine the alternatives as part of a larger growth campaign and how joint value can be shared to maximize partner contributions. Overall, students will learn that how leaders select, implement and manage growth alternatives can influence the trajectory of the firm and its success.

MGMT 3700 Stress Management (1-8 Credits)

Exploration of various topics and issues related to management. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3710 Business Process Management (4 Credits)

Change is one of the foremost, if not the most important business topic today. To address these rapidly changing critical organizational, management, and technology issues, Business Process Management, Modeling and Analysis has become the preeminent innovative business performance technique over the past five years. This course helps all individuals to understand better Business Process Management, Modeling and Analysis by gaining insights into business process management concepts and principles, the use of process change enablers, a structured business process management methodology, business process management tools and techniques, change management and why organizations fail or succeed in implementing Business Process Management, Modeling and Analysis, highlighting five critical success factors. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3720 Knowledge Management (4 Credits)

To become more innovative, responsive to customers and suppliers and adaptable to change, leading organizations are learning how to learn from high numbers of knowledgeable people. This course helps all individuals to understand Knowledge Management by gaining insights into knowledge managements concepts and principles, the use of knowledge management enablers, a structured methodology and framework for knowledge management, tools and techniques for knowledge management, effective change management programs for implementing knowledge management, and why organizations fail or succeed in implementing knowledge management, highlighting five critical success factors. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3730 Nongovernmental Organizations and Business (4 Credits)

Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), with increasing credibility and authority, have a measurable impact on the intersection of business, government and society. NGOs are defined broadly as nonstate, nonfirm actors. NGOs may include environmental and consumer groups, business associations, labor unions, human rights organizations, church and religious groups, academic institutions, think tanks, trade and industry associations, and grassroots not-for-profit organizations. NGOs have emerged as important stakeholders in discussions over the terms and conditions under which business, government, multilateral institutions and local communities manage the process of globalization, one of the most complex issues facing public policy makers, corporate executives, and broader society. These NGOs conduct business by undertaking research, organizing boycotts, and often publicizing the shortcomings of multinational corporations in terms of social, ethical, and environmental responsibility. Yet these impressions are only the most public, and often the most negative images of NGO activism. This course examines the intersections of NGOs, MNEs and respective business practices with a goal of developing informed perspectives. Prerequisites: Degree checkpoint 2 and MGMT 2100.

MGMT 3800 Business Policy and Strategy (4 Credits)

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of top managers in developing, implementing, and managing an effective organization-wide strategy. Students learn new perspectives and concepts as well as integrate learning from previous course work to solve complex and challenging business problems. Prerequisites: senior standing, MGMT 2850, and BUS 2999.

MGMT 3980 Internship in Management (1-6 Credits)

Practical experience (field study); requires written report. Prerequisite: degree checkpoint 2 and instructor's permission.

MGMT 3991 Independent Study (1-10 Credits)

Independent research/study; requires written report. Prerequisite: degree checkpoint 2 and instructor's permission.

MGMT 3992 Directed Study (1-4 Credits)

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