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MGT300 - Principles of Management

This course provides an introduction to the field of management and to the management functions of planning, directing, controlling, staffing, motivating, executing, and coordinating. Course content describes, examines, and applies models, processes and techniques used in managing an organization and improving its performance.

MGT301 - Organizational Behavior

This course is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary view of the study of behavior in organizations to better understand and manage people at work. It focuses on describing and explaining the core concepts and foundation principles that are fundamental to understanding behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on topics that affect individual behavior, team and group behavior and behavior of the organization itself. Behavioral questionnaires andself-­‐assessment instruments are used to help students gain self-­‐insights and further develop the competencies needed to be effective employees and successful managers/leaders.

MGT303 - Entrepreneurship I: Small-Business Fundamentals

This is a management course designed to address the steps in the entrepreneurial process to establish a new business or to launch a new product line in an established organization. This course is a study of how to successfully analyze opportunities for a new venture. The contents provide the complete analytical process for establishing a new and successful operation. The new venture decision provides a compelling reason for success. This course leads up to the establishment of a complete Business Plan.

MGT305 - Entrepreneurship II: Small-Business Management

This course focuses on the characteristics of an entrepreneur and framework to develop and lead a successful entrepreneurial business. The impact of emotional intelligence in the workplace and sourcesof entrepreneurial finance are discussed. Students will learn how to develop and manage the human capital in the workplace.

MGT311 - Organization Theory and Design

This course provides a comprehensive macro-view approach to the study of organizations and their functioning. Topics covered include environment and open systems, technology, size and life cycle, organizational control, culture and ethics, information processing, decision-making processes, power and politics, and organizational innovation and change. Emphasis is placed on how external and internal factors influence the structure and design of the organization.

MGT352 - Human Resource Management

This fundamentals course will explain what human resource management is, and why it is important to all managers. It will introduce students to HR responsibilities such as hiring, training, appraising, compensating and developing employees as part of every manager’s job.

MGT353 - Compensation Management

A survey of the legislation regulating employer-­‐employee relations in the United States today and an examination of the relationships between workers and their managers.Special emphasis is given to collective bargaining, wage and hour requirements, equal opportunity regulations, and conflict resolution.

MGT362 - Labor Relations

This course provides background and insight into the many areas and processes of labor relations. Students analyze and evaluate the role and effectiveness of labor organizations in today's society. Students compare and evaluate the impacts and effects of labor organizations on both (unionized and non-unionized) organizations and employees. Although focused on current United States labor relations practices, global labor relations are also discussed. The course offers students the opportunity to explore labor organizations' influence on social, political, legal, economic, technical, cultural and global environments.

MGT373 - Computer Based Management Information Systems

This course provides background and insight into the technical foundations of database management for business professionals. It concentrates on information technology systems that support managerial decision making. This course illustrates how the field of information technology systems supports customer relationship management and supply chain management. It demonstrates how information systems are developed and applied in solving various business dilemmas. The course stresses the importance of properly managing information technology, locally and globally, to obtain and maintain a competitive advantage in the business world.

MGT376 - Cyber Law & e-Privacy

This course provides a thorough review for business managers of the legal issues relevant to digital retention of data, cybersecurity and privacy. Students will learn the appropriate managerial tactics to help comply with most major privacy and cyber-related regulations.

MGT377 - E-Business Management

The course provides background and insight into the issues and challenges for managers working in an e-business organization. Students will examine and analyze the various tactical and strategic issues encountered by e-business managers. This course covers not only managerial aspects of electronic businesses but also managerial aspects of other electronic organizations.

MGT402 - Strategic Management

A capstone course for all business majors requiring students to integrate and apply multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in formulating, implementing and evaluating organizational strategies. Case analysis method predominates. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (3 crs.)

MGT403 - Innovation Management

Innovation plays an instrumental role in the success or failure of both existing and startup firms. Through successful management of innovation, firms of all sizes – be it a multinational, a small business, or a high-tech startup – can disrupt its market, increase efficiencies, and gain market share. By successfully innovating, managers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, can decrease costs, and ultimately increase profits. However, successfully building an organization to consistently and profitably incorporate technological innovations in order to bring new products to market is a challenging task. In this course, students learn how to identify strategic opportunities in which new innovations in technologies and business practices can be successfully implemented and how to do so. We focus on the practices and procedures by which both managers and entrepreneurs can manage innovation effectively. Through an in-depth grounding in the innovation and strategy literature, students learn the specific steps and processes needed to accomplish this goal. Through case study analysis of both successful and unsuccessful innovation management in a variety of industries, students learn the critical skills needed to profitably manage innovation. These are valuable skills which students can apply in their own current or future professional or career endeavors.

MGT431 - International Business Management

This course introduces to the Global exporting and importing process. The course contains information about trade internationally, by region and in global settings. The effects of cultural differences are highlighted showing how sizes, quantities, and types of sales in one country differ from those in another country. The foreign exchange process is described and students see the challenge from changing values in currencies.

MGT452 - Human Resource Strategy and Planning

This course examines human resource management from a strategic perspective. It focuses on the major aspects of how an organization manages its people strategically, i.e. the strategies used for human resource acquisition and placement, the strategies used for maximizing human resource productivity, and the strategies used to maintain human resources. The course also examines the traditional human resource functions of recruitment, selection, training,compensation, and performance appraisals from a strategic perspective.

MGT461 - Integrated Supply Chain Management

The coordination and integration of functions across the supply chain are often more important than the individual functions themselves. As global supply chains increase their reach and complexity, there is increasing demand for the skills to manage them. This course develops fundamental supply chain principles and explains the role of global supply chain managers in managing the flow of goods and dealing with suppliers. Topics include supply chain metrics, production planning and inventory control, global supply chain design, logistics and outsourcing.

MGT462 - Global Workforce Management and Change

This course equips students with the ability to recognize the diversity in the global workforce that firms face in today’s increasingly complex and unstable world. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the ways multinational firms can successfully integrate and draw on the talent available around the world. This course provides a framework within which to understand the legal, regulatory and business challenges of managing a global workforce. In an increasingly globalized labor market, managers must understand these challenges as they coordinate work practices across countries and prepare individuals for global assignments. The course includes a comparison of international labor markets in terms of costs, demand/supply, culture and law. Current events and case studies are used to illustrate issues faced by multinational firms including performance management, outsourcing, offshoring, and industrial relations.

MGT492 - Management Internship

The student is placed with a business firm, bank, government agency or nonprofit organization performing management-­‐related tasks. The internship experience offers a practical training ground for students that supplements academic training by permitting them to apply the theories, concepts and techniques learned through their other coursework to address actual problems in a real business environment.