Management Courses

Management, MGMT = 0350

1340 (BUSI 1301). The Free Enterprise System. 3 hours. Study of the role of the free enterprise system in social and economic development. Functions and operation of business firms are analyzed for career opportunities. Involves developing and implementing a community-oriented free enterprise education project. Networking with business and community leaders. Open to all university students regardless of major.

3330. Communicating in Business. 3 hours. Development of interpersonal business communication skills in the following areas: group communication, written communication (collaborative writing and business letters, memorandums and reports), oral communication (business presentations, meetings and interviews), and listening. The following topics are also addressed: international communication and electronic communication technology. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

3820. Management Concepts. 3 hours. Management philosophy; decision making processes; planning, organizing, supervising and controlling; organization and supervision. Includes a survey of production-operations management and organizational behavior.

3830. Operations Management. 3 hours. Management of production emphasizing industrial enterprises; production objectives; design and improvement of processes, work methods, and physical facilities; use of measurements and standards; production planning and control; quality control; budgetary and cost control; materials management. Prerequisite(s): MSCI 3700 and MGMT 3820.

3850. Entrepreneurship. 3 hours. Initiation of new ventures and approaches to growth of existing firms through opportunity recognition, innovation and change. Emphasizes developing effective entrepreneurial skills and behaviors. Includes preparation of a comprehensive business plan. Open to non-business majors.

3860. Human Resource Management. 3 hours. An introduction to personnel management. Topics include employment, placement and personnel planning, training and development; compensation and benefits; health, safety and security; and employee and labor relations. Open to non-business majors.

3870. Management Skills and Problem Solving. 3 hours. Develops management skills necessary for career success. Particularly emphasizes the role of judgment, creativity and information processing in both individual and group decision settings. Includes risk assessment, choice under uncertainty, problem structuring and other decision processes.

3880. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3 hours. A study of ethical behaviors crucial to personal and corporate success in organizations. Codes of ethics, theoretical models and managerial behavior serve as the foundation to investigate ethics and, in turn, social responsibility associated with firm theory. Various stakeholder interest and demands are analyzed as an important theme during the course.

4170. Employee and Labor Relations. 3 hours. Employee-employer relationships; problems and theories of the bargaining process. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 and 1110.

4180. Workplace Health and Safety. 3 hours. Problems of occupational safety and health (OSHA) workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, industrial security and environmental risk management. Open to non-business majors.

4200. Small Business Field Study. 3 hours. An advanced practicum course dealing with small business issues and effective management of smaller firms. Student teams consult with small business owner-managers on topics involving all functional areas of business development, and produce a comprehensive report containing workable recommendations for improvement. Special topics include: the dynamics of family-owned business; small business finance; international entrepreneurship; and other topics related to successful small business management. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3850 and senior standing.

4300. Employment Practices. 3 hours. Recruitment, selection and placement of employees in an organization. Test validation and other selection techniques relative to EEO, ADA and AAP laws. Recruiting, selecting and placing a culturally diverse work force. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3860 and MSCI 3700.

4330. Administrative Communication. 3 hours. Development of administrative communication skills including factors affecting the communication process and its effects on specific organizational/personnel situations. Topics include organizational communication, interviewing (selection, disciplinary, counseling, orientation and exit), policy manuals, communication audit tools, gender-related communication differences and electronic communication media. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3330 or equivalent experience and consent of instructor.

4350. Training and Development. 3 hours. Practical and theoretical approaches to the training and development of employees in an organization. Topics include organization, role and scope of the T and D function, philosophies; strategies and needs analysis; development of program content, methods, materials and techniques, and evaluation and control of the training and development function.

4400. Managing Interpersonal Relationships. 3 hours. A practical and theoretical course dealing with small group behavior. Emphasis is on identifying and classifying behavior to better understand it and to develop strategies for effectively managing interpersonal and group relationships. Exercises and role playing are used to illustrate major points.

4450. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours. Individual behavior in formal organizations. Cases, lectures and experiential exercises in organizational culture, motivation, leadership, dynamics of power, perception and attribution, communication, decision making and
performance, and individual differences.

4800. Internship. 3 hours. Supervised work in a job related to student's career objective. Prerequisite(s): student must meet the employer's requirements and have consent of adviser.

4810. Purchasing and Materials Management. 3 hours. From original planning through delivery of finished products; purchasing, inventory control, receiving, stores, production control, traffic and materials handling. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3820.

4820. Manufacturing Planning and Control. 3 hours. In-depth coverage of the function of production planning and control, including such topics as forecasting, materials requirements planning, capacity planning, master production scheduling, forecasting, production activity planning, and control and project management. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3830.

4830. Operation Processes: Design and Implementation. 3 hours. In-depth coverage of tactical production\operations management decision areas, including operations role in strategic planning, economic decision models, facilities design, work measurement, quality assurance and productivity improvement approaches. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3830 and MSCI 3870.

4840. Compensation and Benefits Administration. 3 hours. Wage and salary administration in public and private organizations; determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures; total compensation systems; interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments, and employee satisfaction. Open to non-business majors.

4850. Complex Organizations. 3 hours. Study of organization-level concepts and principles to describe and explain how organizations behave in an ever-changing environment. Examines organizational-level phenomena such as organization change, growth and development; organizational effectiveness; organizational planning and control; organizational politics and culture; intergroup and interorganizational relationships and conflict; innovative organizational forms. Current readings from practitioner oriented periodicals, exploratory research in organizations and interaction with existing organizations will be an integral part of the course. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3820.

4870. Managing Team-Based Organizations. 3 hours. The theory and practice of the transition from traditional to team-based organizational design and structures. Includes: how to effectively manage organizations that are team-based; how to effectively manage the transition to team based; and how to manage team applications within traditional organizations. Basic areas of study and skill practice for the course will be: understanding the team-based concept, team-based organizational structures and processes, team development, individual and team roles, team boundaries, networks, and processes, and maintaining the team-based organization.

4880. Manufacturing Systems. 3 hours. Managerial activities in planning, coordination and control of industrial enterprise; typical problems in administering the production function, problem solving techniques; comprehensive case analyses; current areas of industrial interest and basic material in prerequisite courses. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 3610, MSCI 3870, MGMT 4810 and 4820 or 4830 .

4890. Human Resource Policy and Practices. 3 hours. Current legislation and its impact on human resources policy and practices.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 3 hours each. Supervised study on a selected management topic. Typically requires a research paper and significant independent study. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

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