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Management (MGMT)

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[1] Courses in Management (MGMT)

2301 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS A required course of all business majors in the business foundation. An oral communication elective in the Effective Communication section of the lower-division UCA Core. This course examines principles of effective communication and provides practice in effectively writing business documents and job-seeking documents; presenting professional oral presentations; learning about electronic communications; developing international communication skills; and speaking and interacting in teams. Prerequisite: WRTG 1320 or ENGL 1320 or equivalent course. [ACTS: BUSI2013]

2341 BASIC MANAGEMENT A required course for management minors and an elective course for marketing minors. Not open to business majors. 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.

3V82 INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours) An elective in the logistics and supply chain management major, the management major, and the human resource management emphasis, and in the management and human resource management minors. Internships are available to provide students academic credit for experiential learning. One to three credit hours will granted for this course upon completion of a minimum of 120 contact hours (or 40 contact hours per course credit hour) at an approved COB Student Internship. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

3300 LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS An elective in the management, human resource management emphasis, and logistics and supply chain management majors, and an elective in the management and human resource management minors. This course will examine labor-management relations in the contemporary U.S., 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.

3305 BUSINESS ETHICS An elective course in the management, human resource management emphasis, and marketing majors and minors. 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.

3310 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP An elective course for management and marketing majors and minors and a required course in the innovation and entrepreneurship minor. 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.

3315 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS An elective course for management, human resource management emphasis, 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. Prerequisite: MGMT 2301 or consent of instructor. [UD UCA Core: C]

3340 MANAGING PEOPLE AND WORK A required course for all business majors in the business core. Introduces policies, organizational behavior, and theories and practices used by managers to reach objectives. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: ACCT 2310, 2311 or CSCI 2320; ECON 2320, 2321; QMTH 2330. [UD UCA Core: D, R]

3342 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS An elective course for management and marketing majors and minors. An elective course in the logistics and supply chain management major. The course involves a study of foreign operations of multinational 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.

3344 OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 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 operations function. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: ACCT 2310, 2311; ECON 2320, 2321; QMTH 2330 or CSCI 2320.

3346 STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT A required course in the management, human resource management emphasis, innovation and entrepreneurship, and logistics and supply chain management majors, and in the logistics and supply chain management and human resource management minors. An elective course in the marketing major and in the management and marketing minors. 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 organization’s human resource management. Uses lecture, discussion, and case analysis. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341.

3349 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT A required course in the innovation and entrepreneurship major, and an elective course for management, human resource management emphasis, marketing, and logistics and supply chain management majors. An elective course for management, human resource management, and marketing minors. The course 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.

3350 COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION A required course in the human resource management emphasis major and human resource management minor. An elective in the management and logistics and supply chain management majors and in the management minor. The 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. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341.

3351 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT An elective in the management and human resource management emphasis majors and minors. 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.

3352 PURCHASING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT  A required course in the logistics and supply chain management major and minor and 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: QMTH 2330 or MGMT 2341.

3355 MANAGEMENT SKILLS A required course in the human resource management emphasis major and human resource management minor. An elective in the management major and minor. The objective of this course is to move students beyond the principles of management to the application and development of management skills in a highly participative classroom environment. The course will extend theoretical learnings and help students acquire practical management skills that are of immediate use in any professional position. The course will focus on three main components: managing yourself, managing relationships, and managing your team. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

3365 TRANSPORTATION AND MOTOR CARRIER MANAGEMENT A required course in the logistics and supply chain management major and minor and an elective in the management and marketing majors and minors. 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.

3375 LOGISTICS STRATEGY A required course in the logistics and supply chain management major and minor and an elective in the management and marketing majors and minors. Designed to familiarize students with the importance, characteristics, and multi-faceted nature of logistics and supply chain management and the strategies through which firms may gain a sustained competitive advantage through their 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.

4V82 INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours) An elective course for management majors and for logistics and supply chain management majors. Internships are available to provide students academic credit for experiential learning. One to three credit hours will be granted for this course upon completion of a minimum of 120 contact hours (or 40 contact hours per course credit hour) at an approved COB Student Internship. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

4315 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (cross listed as INSU 4315) An elective course in the management and human resource management emphasis majors and minors. 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 standing.

4320 SELECTED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT An elective in the management and human resource management emphasis majors and minors. The class uses a lecture/discussion approach to examine topics not included in other management courses. Prerequisite: MGMT 3340 or MGMT 2341.

4341 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN MANAGEMENT A required course in the management, human resource management emphasis, and logistics and supply chain management majors and in the logistics and supply chain management minor. An elective course in the management minor. The course emphasizes an understanding of financial and strategic implications of such quantitative aids to decision making as statistical analysis, ratio analysis, operations benchmarking, forecasting, cost analysis, and pricing. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite: QMTH 2330.

4345 GOVERNANCE OF THE SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION An elective course in the management, logistics and supply chain management, and human resource management emphasis majors, and in the management and human resource management minors. The course covers the theoretical, policy, and management implications of corporate governance and sustainability, including efforts at reform and the creation of new standards or norms.

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 (or, for Accounting majors, ACCT 3315); MKTG 3350. [UD UCA Core: Z]

4348 ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR A required course in the management and human resource management emphasis majors, and in the human resource management minor. 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. [UD UCA Core: C]

4376 NEW VENTURE CREATION The required capstone class in the innovation and entrepreneurship major and minor. An elective course in the management major and minor. This course is designed for business and non-business students who are interested in learning how to be an entrepreneur. Developing a business is a dynamic process, as is developing a meaningful business plan. This course presents a roadmap to start a successful business, including opportunity identification, market assessment, customer discovery and validation, promoting the business, financing the business, intellectual property, and domain registration. Students will follow the 100 Steps 2 Startup™ process and apply the Lean Startup Methodology. Students will generate artifacts of learning that demonstrate progress, including a lean canvas, a unique value proposition, and an explainer video. Prerequisite: MKTG 3376 or consent of instructor. [UD UCA Core: C]

4385 SAFETY AND MOTOR CARRIER POLICY A required course in the logistics and supply chain management major and minor and an elective in the management and marketing majors and minors. The course specifically focuses on motor carrier safety regulations, their implementation, and government policy issues, provides a high-level integration of safety theories (e.g., high-reliability theory and normal accident theory) along with a thorough examination of safety technologies, protocols, and regulations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3365. [UD UCA Core: C]

4390 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MANAGEMENT An elective course in the management, logistics and supply chain management, and human resource management emphasis majors, and in the management and human resource management emphasis minors. Students conduct a guided study of a management related topic. Used primarily by students wishing to earn departmental recognition. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.