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 Courses in Management (MGMT)
2301 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS A required course of all business majors in the business foundation. The course examines the principles of effective communication and provides practice in writing business letters, reports, resumes, and memos; various types of oral presentations; and electronic communications. Lecture/discussion/computer laboratory. Prerequisite: sophomore status. Fall, spring, and summer upon demand.
2341 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT An elective course not open to business majors. A required course for management minors and an elective course for marketing minors. Students earning a BBA degree will not be given credit for this class. Course examines the responsibilities of the first line supervisor and develops such supervisory techniques and skills as employee communication, decision-making, maintenance of morale, motivation, leadership, worker productivity, and grievance resolution. Lecture/discussion. Fall, spring.
3300 LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS An elective in the management major and minor. This course will examine labor-management relations in the contemporary US, considering both the internal dynamics of management and the structure and governance of labor unions. An emphasis is placed on the collective bargaining process and on emerging human resource management issues which relate to labor/employee relations in union and non-union organizations. The method of instruction is lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.
3305 SOCIAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT An elective course in the management major or minor. This course provides students with an introduction to the social and ethical issues facing managers in a variety of organizational settings. Theories of ethics and social responsibility will be discussed and then applied to real-life settings involving employees, consumers, government, and society. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, case studies, and class presentations. On demand.
3310 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP An elective course for management and marketing majors and minors. This course provides a foundation of knowledge and tools necessary to successfully plan, design, and start a new business venture and to reduce or avoid many of the problems encountered by such ventures. Lectures, case studies, and discussions are used to examine the issues and problems faced by new business ventures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.
3315 DIVERSITY/MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS An elective course for management and marketing majors and minors, this course is designed to increase the effectiveness of communication across cultures in today's global business environment. Course content focuses on the application of theory and research in multicultural communication. Specific topics addressed include intercultural communication (between members of different cultures), multicultural communication (among members of various cultures), culture-biased assumptions, contrasting cultural values, communication and negotiation strategies, verbal and nonverbal patterns, culture shock, and country-specific information. Discussion based course. On demand.
3340 MANAGING PEOPLE AND WORK A required course for all business majors in the business core. Provides an introduction to policies, organizational behavior, and theories and practices used by managers to reach objectives. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: ACCT 2310, 2311; ECON 2320, 2321; QMTH 2330. Fall, spring, summer.
3342 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS An elective course for management and marketing majors and minors. The course involves a study of foreign operations of American firms. Emphasizes the various environments, theories, and institutions in international trade, the strategies of multinationals, and the functional areas of managing international operations. Uses the Internet in researching international business topics. Lecture/discussion format supplemented by student presentations of studies on selected countries. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fall.
3344 MANAGING PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS A required course in the business core for all business majors except those majoring in accounting. An elective course for management minors. Involves a conceptual and analytical examination of the strategic, functional, and operational decisions made as a part of an organization's production/operations function. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: ACCT 2310, 2311; ECON 2320, 2321; QMTH 2330. Fall, spring, summer.
3346 PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT A required course in the management major and an elective course in the management minor and marketing minor. Students in the course examine the role of personnel/human resource management in organizations. Emphasizes selection/staffing, employee training and development, performance management, and compensating the organization's human resources. Uses lecture, discussion, and case analysis. Prerequisites: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341. Fall, spring.
3349 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT An elective course for management and marketing majors and minors. Class is intended for students who may form or be employed by a small or family-owned business. Supplements management theory by providing well-balanced coverage of critical small business issues and practical experience in the determination and solution of actual business problems. Internet applications and case studies in the small business community augment lecture and discussion and are used to examine the issues and problems faced by small and family-owned businesses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fall.
3350 COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION An elective in the management major and minor. Course examines the design and administration of compensation systems. Considers general pay-level determinants, job evaluation, wage/salary surveys, monetary incentives, gain-sharing programs, fringe benefit and pension plans, government regulation of pay structures, and contemporary compensation issues. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341. On demand.
3351 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT An elective in the management major and minor. Course analyzes issues of current importance to human resource managers. Focuses on methods used to maximize effectiveness and equity of human resource activities and identifies complementary policies and programs necessary for implementing such activities. Emphasizes linking of human resource management to the strategic management of the organization. Uses lecture, discussion, and case analysis. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341; and MGMT 3346. On Demand.
3352 PURCHASING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT An elective in the management and marketing majors and minors. Course examines the processes and problems involved in acquiring and controlling materials and services. Includes source selection, inventory management, competitive bids and negotiations, measuring purchasing performance, and uses of the Internet. Uses lecture and discussion supplemented by research on realistic procurement problems and on-site visits. Prerequisites: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341. On demand.
3365 TRANSPORTATION (cross-listed as MKTG 3365) An elective designed to familiarize students with the importance, characteristics, and nuances of the global and U.S. transportation systems and infrastructures. The course focuses on the role of transportation in the supply chain, the different types of carriers, costing and pricing of transportation, and strategies used by both carriers and shippers. Prerequisites: None. Fall, spring.
3375 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (cross-listed as MKTG 3375) An elective designed to familiarize students with the importance, characteristics, and multi-faceted nature of supply chain management and the strategies through which firms may gain a sustained competitive advantage through its implementation. This class includes an analysis of business logistics and supply chain principles including customer service, customer service operations, warehouse and distribution center operations, order processing, facility design and operations, information technology in supply chain management, supply chain relationships, the interaction of logistics and other firm processes, and the effects of supply chain management on firm performance. Prerequisites: None. Fall, spring.
3382 INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT An elective in the management major. Internships are available to provide students academic credit for experiential learning. Three credit hours will be granted for this course upon completion of a minimum of 120 contact hours at an approved COB Student Internship. Prerequisite: Junior standing. On demand.
4315 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (cross listed as INSU 4315) An elective course in the management major and minor, the course focuses on the study, design, and administration of group health, disability, life insurance, and retirement plans. Also includes a study of social security and other related programs for mitigating economic losses due to personal and business risk problems. The course also discusses profit-sharing, 401(k) plans, and flexible benefit plans. Primary modes of instruction are lectures, discussions, and case studies. Prerequisite: Junior Status. Fall.
4320 SELECTED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT An elective course in the management major and minor. The class uses a lecture/discussion approach to examine topics not included in other management courses. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341. On demand.
4341 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN MANAGEMENT (cross-listed as QMTH 4341) A required course in the management major and an elective course in the management minor. The course emphasizes an understanding of such quantitative aids to decision making as review of probability, linear programming, queuing theory, simulation techniques, network analysis, and Markov analysis. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite: QMTH 2330. Fall, spring.
4347 MANAGING POLICY AND STRATEGY Designed as the capstone course in the business core, required of all students in the BBA program; should be taken during a student's final semester/term. Provides a review of the basic organizational functions and emphasizes the nature, development, and implementation of an organization's strategy. Uses lecture, discussion, case studies, and organizational simulations (computer simulation may be required) as means of developing decision-making and problem-solving skills. Prerequisites: FINA 3330; MGMT 3340, 3344; MKTG 3350. Fall, spring, summer.
4348 ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR A required course in the management major and an elective course in the management minor. Students will study individual human behavior, group dynamics, and team building in an organizational environment. Also considers the impact of interpersonal relations on worker productivity and job satisfaction. Uses lecture, discussion, and case analysis. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341. Fall, spring.
4376 NEW VENTURE CREATION This course is the capstone class in the Entrepreneurship major. It has three components: (1) knowledge acquisition and case work; (2) developing a business plan; and (3) preparation and attendance for any guest speakers. This class will be intense and will require meetings outside of class. Developing a business is a dynamic process, as is developing a business plan. The course will require the student acquire in-depth knowledge about markets, product costs, and operating costs, as well as building financial projections and getting feedback from potential customers, investors, employees, and other stakeholders. Prerequisite: MKTG 3376 or consent of instructor. On demand.
4382 INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT An elective course for management majors. Internships are available to provide students academic credit for experiential learning. Three credit hours will be granted for this course upon completion of a minimum of 120 contact hours at an approved CBA Student Internship. Prerequisite: Senior standing. On demand.
4390 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MANAGEMENT An elective course in the management major and minor. Students conduct a guided study of a management-related topic. Used primarily by students wishing to earn departmental recognition. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.