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Management

Management Program Description

The management concentration explores the relationship of behavioral and quantitative management techniques in the application of human resources, production processes, and organizational development.  This curriculum provides students with skills in communication and critical thinking leading to management careers in any organization. In addition, the management skills of planning, directing, motivating, and controlling are essential for achieving organizational goals. The management concentration not only provides careers with a wide range of management opportunities upon graduation, but it also provides a strong foundation for future graduate study in business.

Management Course Descriptions

General Education Course *
Writing Intensive Courses WR (must earn C- or better to fulfill requirement)
Speaking Intensive Courses SP

Management 190 - Introduction to the American Business System

Operations of the American Business System and its place in the economy. The course provides the basic understanding of the business world, philosophy, objectives, and general responsibilities to the environment, government, and society. 3 credits.

Management 260 - The 7-Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most influential business books of all time, and the 7 Habits program has been taught and used by thousands of organizations worldwide. The 7 Habits program is intended to help students become effective in all areas of life by teaching them to achieve personal and interpersonal effectiveness from the inside out. 1 credit.

Management 291 - Business Communications

Principles, practices, and techniques of writing and speaking in business settings. Includes report and letter writing, interpersonal and group communication, and oral presentation skills. Prerequisite: ENGL 150 with a C- or better. 3 credits. WR and SP

Management 295 - Special Topics: Management

Selected topics in management. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits.

Management 360 - Principles of Management

Management fundamentals with emphasis on theories of management, the evolution of management thought, and the functions of management in organizational activity. 3 credits.

Management 362 - Organizational Behavior

An examination of behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include individual differences, perception and attribution, motivation, groups and teams, decision-making, leadership, organizational culture and socialization, and change in organizations. Emphasis on translating theories of behavior into management practice. 3 credits..

Management 363 - Introduction to Management Science

Concepts and techniques of management science commonly used in managerial decision making with a focus on application. Topics include linear programming, transportation method, assignment model, forecasting, PERT/CPM, queuing models and simulation. Prerequisites: One of the following: MANG 275, MATH 171, MATH 271, or MATH 301. 3 credits.

Management 364 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

A study of negotiation and conflict resolution theory and application in various settings, with simulations. Demonstrations and role plays provide for skill development as managers resolving conflict for themselves, with subordinates, and in teams. Course also covers designing organizational systems to manage conflict. Prerequisite: MANG 360. 3 credits.

Management 390 - Directed or Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as MANG 391. 1-18 credits.

Management 391 - Professional Skills Development

Designed to prepare students for their required internships and ultimately a post-graduate job. 1 credit.

Management 460 - Management Application and Skill Development

In this course, you will learn how you can improve your own management skills, using models of behavior that we know to be successful. You will develop personal skills, interpersonal skills, and grou skills, as applied in leadership and teamwork. 3 credits.

Management 462 - Staffing Organizations

This course will provide the student with an understanding of issues and techniques in staffing organizations including factors in the organization's environment which affect staffing decisions, including legal issues, measurement in selection, internal and external recruitment and selection, orientation and socialization of new employees, and organizational exit. The emphasis in the course will be on applying knowledge of staffing issues to practical situations. Prerequisites: MANG 360 and either MANG 275 or MATH 171, or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

Management 463 - Project Management

Concepts and techniques to plan, organize, lead, control, and terminate projects.  Topics include project planning and initiation, network models, resource balancing and allocation, and performance measurement.  Knowledge of concepts is strengthened with the use of Microsoft Project. Prerequisites: MANG 360. 3 credits.

Management 464 - Compensation and Benefits

This course provides the students with an introduction to designing compensation systems.  Emphasis on the fit between compensation systems and corporate strategy, laws governing pay in organizations, the various bases for pay, and how to design compensations with a focus on internal, external, and individual equity.  Students will also learn about legally required benefits, discretionary benefits, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and health insurance programs. Prerequisites: MANG 360. 3 credits.

Management 465 - Human Resource Management

An introduction to human resource management with an emphasis on strategic human resource management. Topics include: legal issues affecting human resource management, human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment and election, training and development, performance appraisal compensation of employees (including employee benefits), and occupational safety and health. Prerequisite: MANG 360. 3 credits. SP

Management 469 - Entrepreneurship

An introduction to the essential functions of business planning for success in entrepreneurial endeavors. Students will learn concepts related to the planning organizing, financing, and management of a small business, as well as concepts related to marketing their business. Students will develop a start-up business plan during the course to test the feasibility of their business concept and to act as the blueprint for a potential start-up venture. Prerequisite: ACCT 240 and junior or higher standing. 3 credits.

Management 474 - Managing Business Ethics and Diversity

Comparison of egoistic, deontological, and utilitarian ethical theories as well as the exploration of the perception of human differences based on concepts of demographic and cultural diversity. Methods and suggestions are analyzed for turning ethical and diversity issues into management opportunities. 3 credits. *Fulfills General Education Goal 12 WR

Management 490 - Independent Study: Management

An individually designed course that allows the student to pursue advanced topics in specific management areas. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor. 1-3 credits.

Management 492 - Internship: Management

A on-the-job learning experience designed to give students an opportunity to apply their technical and professional skills and to observe organizations in action. Prerequisites: Cumulative and major GPA of 2.33 or greater, 60 credits or more, declared business or economics major, MANG 360, MANG 391, and permission of internship director. 2-3 credits per internship placement; limited to a maximum of 6 credits. *Fulfills General Education Goal 14.

Management 495 - Special Topics

Selected topics in management. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits.

Management 497 - Business Strategy

Integrates the various functional areas of business in terms of policy level decision-making. The comprehensive case study method is used. Prerequisites: Cumulative and major GPA of 2.33 or greater, FINA 350, MANG 360, MARK 380, and senior standing. 3 credits. WR

Management 498 - Honors Research in Management

Students conduct research in management under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as MANG 499. 3 credits.