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.
Business Statistics. An
introductory course in statistics stressing managerial applications.
Interpret and analyze business data for use in managerial
decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability
sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression correlation
analysis. 3 credits.
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: CIMS 170. 3 credits. **
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.
Principles of Management.
Management fundamentals with emphasis on theories of management, the
evolution of management thought, and the functions of management in
organizational activity. Prerequisite: Psyc
101 or Socl 101. 3
Structure and processes of organizations and the dynamics of behavior
within organizations. Motivation, group behavior, managing conflict,
leadership, communication, decision making, career processes, and
organizational change and development. Prerequisite: MANG 360. 3
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:
MANG 360, and one of the following: MANG 275, math
171, or math 271. 3 credits.
MANAGEMENT 390. Directed
or Independent Study. Must
be approved by the head of the department.
May be repeated as 391. 1-18
Organizational Theory. An
elaboration of the organizational culture/pluralist perspective on
organizations, to explore issues of organizational design and the
management of change in an increasingly global, turbulent environment.
Topics include organizational typologies, goals, effectiveness and
efficiency, organizational design, and the central role of leadership.
Prerequisite: MANG 360. 3 credits. **
Human Resource Management.
Principles and problems with particular emphasis upon job analysis,
recruitment, selection, training, transfer, promotion, dismissal of
employees, employer-employee relationships, industrial unrest, fringe
benefits, and recent trends in employment practices. Prerequisite: MANG
360. 3 credits. **
Industrial Relations. The
historical, legal, and institutional aspects of the American labor force
and its organizations; wage and employment theory; and the economic,
social and public dimensions of collective bargaining. Prerequisite:
MANG 360. 3 credits.
International Management. An
examination of selected western and non-western cultures and their
impact on the ability of companies as well as individuals to operate
successfully in global markets. Guidelines to define culture; determine
its impact on human behavior; identify potential communication problems;
and develop appropriate responses. Prerequisite: MANG 360. 3 credits.
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. *
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.
Internship: Management. An
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 GPA of 2.0 or
greater, 60 credits, declared business or economics major, a declared
concentration, and permission of internship director. 1-3 credits per
internship placement; limited to a maximum of 6 credits.
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.
Business Policy. Integrates
the various functional areas of business in terms of policy level
decision-making. The comprehensive case study method is used.
Prerequisites: FINA 350, MANG 360, MARK 380, and senior standing. 3
Honors Research in
conduct research in management under the direction of a faculty member
and the Senior Honors Research Committee.
May be repeated as 499. 3