Management


3 Credit Hours

Examines operational theories of management under the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasizes the manager’s role in creating and maintaining an internal environment for performance. Students discuss cases in detail.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the knowledge and skills needed to identify, grow, and sustain organizational talent within the context of organization behavior. Students learn about recruitment, talent development, motivation, teamwork, compensation, performance, rewards and recognition, safety, relevant laws, and cultural concerns.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the theory and practice of management within nonprofit organizations. Students will consider best practices in managing various components of nonprofit organizations. Students examine the varying perspectives of nonprofit managers, volunteers, board members, policymakers, donors, and clients/customers.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores various principles and practices in sports management. Emphasis is placed on career opportunities and strategies for general success for specific sports and in the field. Each student will research at least one professional sport played in the United States or internationally.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the theory and practice of philanthropy. Students are exposed to various methods of resource acquisition through ethical fundraising practices and innovative income producing approaches.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an integrated view of sales and customer service management. This course focuses on profitably growing a customer base and building customer satisfaction and loyalty. Topics of study include organizational structures, functional processes, performance measurement, and the use of technology for assessing performance.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the philosophical study of humans, businesses, and governments and their interactions both with other humans and their natural environment. This course explores a global perspective on environmental ethical issues and examines questions related to the responsibility of businesses as stewards of the planet.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores production and operations management systems from the perspective of their ability to enhance value within organizations. Topics include the issue of performance and productivity, cost, competitive metrics, quality, and customer expectations.

Prerequisites: MGT2220, MAT2215

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores and discusses the nature of information systems and how managers can access and utilize company information systems. Students will learn the principles behind information and decision support systems and will examine individual, group, and executive decision support systems.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of managing customers, people, and markets. Stresses a hands-on approach to improving a student’s ability to manage people. Course material focuses on promoting effective business practices and provides guidance for a variety of contemporary management challenges.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the methods and practices related to recruitment, selection, and retention of employees. Explores the strategic role of staffing in modern business organizations. Students will learn various techniques for attracting and retaining human talent in an organization.

Prerequisite: MGT2240

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the various legal aspects related to maintaining effective employee and employer relations. Students will explore the implications of various employment laws on employee and employer conduct and gain an understanding of labor-management relations through collective bargaining arrangements.

Prerequisite: MGT2240

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the role of compensation and benefits management in attracting and retaining talent in business organizations. Examines the theoretical and practical implications of various compensation models. Students will explore the rationale behind offering various benefit programs to employees.

Prerequisite: MGT2240

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the process of planning for, starting, and managing a small business. Topics include forms of ownership, management issues, financing the small business, the use of financial information as a decision tool, and legal aspects of running a small business.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of key factors entrepreneurs must consider in assessing a business opportunity, developing a plan, and preparing for start-up. Topics include feasibility analysis, concept testing, strategy development, and implementation. Students will be required to identify and assess business opportunities.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on key management issues that frequently arise in family-run businesses. Topics include legal issues related to ownership, planning and organizational structure, insurance, liability, and financial management.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the tools of financial valuation and their role in investment decisions faced by managers, entrepreneurs, and investors in small business. Topics include the assessment of capital requirements, cost of capital, financing sources, forecasting and cash flow, record keeping and accounting, and maximizing created value.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Presents a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to developing training programs based on a “needs-centered” model of training and performance improvement. This course provides students with a background in learning theory and instructional design required to develop organizational training programs.

Prerequisite: MGT3349

 


3 Credit Hours

Integrates the concepts and techniques involved in implementing and managing a planned change process. This course includes discussions and case studies on changing the way work is done, changing communication and influence patterns, and changing managerial strategy.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Utilizes a robust simulation model to expose students to the complexities of managing a business in the global environment. Students develop expertise by creating various scenarios. ‘Introduction to Business and Strategy’ provides a realistic visual environment, multimedia content, and built-in tools for real-time team collaboration.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the leadership variables that affect the achievement of organizational goals. Topics include theories of leadership, power, and influence as they affect organizational behavior; team building motivation; group dynamics; organizational communication processes; and change management.

Prerequisite: MGT2220