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  • MGT 2220.  Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior. This course provides an introduction to management by emphasizing the role of human behavior in the work place. Discussions will focus on the complex relationships between individuals, groups, and organizations, and will include the traditional topics of planning, strategy, operations, and control, as well as more contemporary topics, such as ethics, diversity, decision making, motivation, leadership, culture, and human resources. A primary goal will be to relate management theory to real life examples in order to make its relevance obvious even to students who may lack exposure to, or experience in, a “real-life” management context. Four credits.


  • MGT 2881, 3881, 4881. Special Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated.


  • MGT 3200. Project Management.  This course addresses concepts and issues important in effectively managing projects. Topics include project selection, project planning, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control, project auditing, and project termination. Topics are viewed from a managerial perspective. Students completing this course will develop preliminary skills in the use of project management software. Also, successful students will develop the ability to apply learned concepts to real project environments. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 3220.  Leadership. In this course students will critically examine all majors theories of leadership through discussion of relevant research and practice.  However, particular emphasis will be given to contemporary theories and their application to the study of current political, societal, and business leaders and the issues surrounding them.  Additionally, students will be expected to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses with respect to leadership and create individualized development plans to improve their leadership skills. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 3280. Operations and Supply Chain Management. This course is an introductory course in the theory and practice of operations management (OM). The course begins by emphasizing OM as an integral part of an organization’s competitive strategy. Next, qualitative and quantitative topics are discussed as they employed in making both strategic and tactical level OM decisions. Topics include operations strategy, process design, forecasting, capacity planning, facilities location and design, scheduling, inventory control, quality assurance and project management. Using a supply chain context, topics are addressed in an integrated manner. By the end of this course, students will understand basic terminology, concepts and techniques of OM, and how these relate to supply chain management. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 3400. Work Teams in Organizations. Organizations are increasingly implementing teams as a way of organizing work; hence, the ability to lead and work effectively in teams is a competence that is highly valued in organizations. Accordingly, the purpose of this course is to develop students’ knowledge and skills related to effective teamwork and team leadership. Instruction will include an emphasis on team diagnostics and strategies to improve performance. In addition, we will focus on recent workplace trends (e.g., virtual teams, multicultural teams, high performance teams). Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 3500. Service Management. Service firms are far more people-oriented because of their direct employee interaction with customers. The resulting variations in customer expectations present a challenge to the operations manager to effectively use resources in achieving customer satisfaction. The intent of the course is to provide students with the concepts and tools necessary to effectively manage a service operation. The strategic focus also provides entrepreneurially inclined students with the foundation to open their own service business. Topics include overall service strategy, the design of services, management of service operations, and an introduction to quantitative models for service management. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 3800. Cross-Cultural Management. This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management in the global environment. Cross-Cultural Management is intended to be a foundational course for the undergraduate business student. Students will gain a general overview of the process and effect of globalization in contemporary business, along with an introduction to theories, concepts and skills relevant to managing effectively in today’s global environment. Students will be challenged to integrate knowledge they have gained from other business core courses and apply their accumulated knowledge to the international business landscape. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 4050. Global Logistics.  This course addresses the physical supply, in-plant movement and storage, and physical distribution that comprise global logistics systems. Based on readings, class discussions, cases, and practice problems, students will be able to link logistical management decisions with the attainment of competitive priorities. While the primary focus is on handling products in a manufacturing context, the use of logistics in non-profit organizations and service industries will be discussed. Four credits. MGT 3280.


  • MGT 4100. Human Resource Management. The purpose of this course is to review and analyze practices, trends and problems of human resource management (HRM). Research shows that how managers implement and maintain HRM practices can impact organizational productivity, quality of work life, and profits. The goal of this course is to prepare the student to use HRM practices effectively. Topics include (but are not limited to): HRM strategy, employment planning, regulation, job analysis and design, performance assessment, recruitment and selection, training and development, employee relations, and compensation. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 4200. Change Management. This course is designed as a foundation course for all students. Students will be exposed to theories and practical examples of management and organizational behavior in the context of change. The focus of this course is on change management and is designed for all students regardless of their areas of professional specialization. The content of this course will meet the needs of those who would benefit from a framework for understanding the relationship between change management, organizational behavior, and organizational effectiveness. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 4300. Innovation Management. The focus of this course is the strategic management of innovation. The scope of the course includes the internal development of innovations and the acquisition of innovations through mergers, acquisitions, and alliances. Technical topics covered in both of those domains include planning, implementing, evaluation, and control. Managerial topics covered include personnel considerations, organizational structure, and organizational fit as they relate to managing innovation. This class would also be suitable for students interested in alliances and mergers & acquisitions. Four credits. Prerequisite: MGT 2220.


  • MGT 4444. Independent Study. Admission by permission of the Chair of Management and Entrepreneurship to undertake an assignment planned in advance. One to four credits.


  • MGT 4810-4815. Student Internship. Three, four, six, eight, ten or twelve credits.


  • MGT 4990. Strategic Management. The focus of this course is on the competitive strategy of the firm in both domestic and international settings. This course integrates skills and information from specialized business disciplines such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and Operations into an integrated decision making process. Students act in the role of key decision makers by analyzing data from the specialized business disciplines, determining the strategic position of the firm, and solving problems related to the development and maintenance of a firm’s competitive advantage. Students develop an understanding of the key strategic issues through theoretical readings, and case study analysis (and/or simulations). Four credits. Prerequisites: Senior standing and FIN 3010 or simultaneous enrollment, OR permission of instructor.



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