Course Descriptions and Syllabi

MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
Surveys of current management theories, research, and practice. Course content is a synthesis of behavioral sciences concepts that provide the basic framework for the practice of management. Topics include organizational goals and responsibilities, organizational control, decision making theory, planning, leadership, motivation, small group behavior, conflict, and organizational development and change. Prerequisite: ENGL 102.
MGMT 301 Change Management (3)
This course aims at offering students the knowledge and skills they will need to face the challenges of organizational change. It investigates the change capabilities of organizations, the reasons people may resist change, and introduces models of the change process and how it could be managed effectively. The course focuses on specific concepts, theories and tools of change management and identifies common mistakes, and reasons why change initiatives fail, as well as the factors underlying the successful management of change projects. Prerequisite: MGMT 201.
MGMT 303 Management and Leadership Development (3)
Develops the management leadership and organization perspectives essential to the success of small to large businesses and individual managers. Development of management and organization leadership, creativity and innovation are stressed. Enhancing the manager's communication and negotiation skills is a critical dimension to developing effective managers. Developing an understanding of management philosophy and values and their practical impacts on managing a business is stressed.  Prerequisite: MGMT 201
MGMT 304 Business Relationship Management (3)
Develops communication skills for managing business relationships. Topics include relationships with external stakeholders and inter-organizational communication. Emphasis is on managing tensions among organizational stakeholders in relation to primary business goals. Prerequisite: MGMT 201.
MGMT 315 Decision Making in Management (3)
The study of individual and group decision making in the organization. The process of arriving at a judgment based upon the feedback of multiple individuals and teams. Includes the use of decision making models and matrixes. Prerequisite: MGMT 201.
MGMT 333 Organizational Behavior (3)
This course studies human capital management. The course offers a synthesis of behavioral science theories providing a broad framework for understanding the motivation, planning, and control of business' most important assets. Prerequisite: MGMT 201. [Cross-listed with PLSC 333]
MGMT 343 Quantitative Research Methods for Business (3)
Introduction to the scientific method, research design, data gathering, statistical analysis of data; computer applications for business issues; student develops the skills for becoming an active and informed consumer of research methodology and findings. Prerequisites: MATH 103 or MATH 110, and STAT 201.
MGMT 350 Organizational Communication and Leadership (3)
Teaches students the role of communication in creating a productive organizational environment in terms of interpersonal and group behavior. Reviews the theory and practice of team building, conflict resolution, and problem solving and explores how communication and organizational cultures relate to each other. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: COMM 101 or MGMT 201. [Cross-listed with COMM 350]
MGMT 369 Short Course (1-3)
Topic varies by semester. Classes are taught by a guest lecturer or lecturers. Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
MGMT 388 Independent Study (1-3)
Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
MGMT 389 Special Topics (3)
Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
MGMT 413 MGMT Capstone: Business Operations (3)
Links in organizational behavior & change management in understanding ways competitive advantage can be developed through manufacturing operations. Includes concepts and analytical tools needed for successful management of production of goods and services, procurement, inventory control, order fulfillment and delivery. Concurrent: MGMT 333. Pre-requisites: BUS 210 and MGMT 301.
MGMT 470 Internship in Management (1-3)
An internship experience with the requirement that students keep a journal and write a report summarizing what the internship job added to their knowledge of Management and related fields. Students are limited to a maximum of 3 internship credit hours for any major and 6 credits overall. Permission of instructor. This is a pass/fail course.
MGMT 485 Senior Seminar in Management (3)
This is a seminar for seniors where students conduct research projects on varying relevant and cutting edge managerial issues; presentation of research approaches, subject and results; a group project and an individual research project may be allowed. Instructor may vary and topics in theory and practice. Senior standing. Prerequisite: MGMT 201.