Course Descriptions

Management Course Descriptions


Principles of Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the principles of management examining their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. Students will explore the areas of employee motivation, group behavior, leadership, strategic planning, organizational design, and career opportunities. Fundamental concepts of management, effective communication competency, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and corporate social responsibility will be explored.


Human Resource Management - 3 Credits

This course includes the presentation, analysis, and discussion of the specific functions of a Human Resources Department, including human relations knowledge and skills vital to the success of any Human Resources manager. Students will explore the standards of performance that are expected of managers, subordinates, and the organization with a special emphasis on the supportive relationships needed between employees and their organizations. This course also will explore a number of contemporary and controversial issues related to Human Resource Management.

Prerequisite: MGT105


Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation - 3 Credits

This course will focus on exploring and creating new venture ideas. Participants will study characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and will learn how to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities. The emphasis will be on creativity and innovation in new venture creation. This course also will provide an introduction to the basic business skills needed to start up and establish new entrepreneurial ventures.


Labor & Management Relations - 3 Credits

This course evaluates current problems encountered by management in the negotiation and administration of labor relation agreements and processes. Topics that will be explored and examined include preparation for bargaining agreements, costing of labor contracts, bargaining power, negotiations, impasses, the role of women in labor movements and the future of Labor & Management Relations.

Prerequisite: MGT201


Managing a Diverse Workplace - 3 Credits

This course focuses on a variety of topics related to meeting the demands of an increasingly diverse workplace. Students will explore the difference among Affirmative Action, valuing diversity, and managing diversity. Characteristics of diverse populations, including ethnic minorities, gender issues, older workers, workers with disabilities, and foreign workers will be studied. Students will learn strategies for implementing diversity and building cooperation and trust among diverse work groups.

Prerequisite: MGT201


Small Business Management - 3 Credits

This course examines the skills required to set up, operate, and manage a small business. The development of a business plan is integral and introduces the entrepreneurial concepts of business management, planning, capital, managing employees, marketing products and services.

Prerequisite: MGT 221 or permission of the instructor.


Compensation and Benefits - 3 Credits

This course focuses on the strategic choices in managing compensation. Major compensation issues are discussed in the context of current theory, research, and practice. Students will explore the issues that influence the determination of compensation and benefits in an organization, the design of the various forms of compensation and benefits, and how organizations manage the compensation system.

Prerequisite: MGT201


Training and Development - 3 Credits

This course focuses on the role of training and employee development in organizations. It acquaints students with current theory on learning and program design, training methods and evaluation, e-learning and the use of technology in training, and the relationship of training to career management.

Prerequisite: MGT201


Total Quality Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the principles of total quality management and their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. TQM is the pursuit of quality by all employees throughout every function and every level of an organization.

Prerequisite: MGT105, MAT220. ACC211 is recommended.


Business and Society - 3 Credits

This course is a study of how business functions in, reacts to, and affects its social environment. It reviews the past role and projects the future role of business in such areas as equal employment opportunity, the quality of work life, environmental issues, consumerism, government relations, and multinational operations. Emphasis is on the long-range effect of business decisions on both business and society.

Prerequisite: MGT201.


Systems Management - 3 Credits

This course introduces the systems approach to management with a view towards the entire range of managerial responsibilities associated with achieving effective performance from a “learning” organization. Management simulations and short cases applying systems tools reinforce systems theory.

Prerequisite: MGT105, CIS112


Public Management - 3 Credits

This course studies the management of public organizations/government at the local, state, and federal levels. Emphasis is on the transferability of traditional business management skills to the public sector. There is discussion of evolving career opportunities with emphasis on the variety of educational programs in public management.

Prerequisite: MGT105.


Organizational Behavior - 3 Credits

This course includes the study of individual and small group behavior in organizations and the interpretation of this behavior in the context of the managerial environment. Students will explore the nature of such concepts as influence, power and control, attitudes, communication, conflict, and interpersonal relations as a means of understanding of the dynamics of group behavior.

Prerequisite: MGT105.


Organizational Theory and Development - 3 Credits

This course examines the nature and problems of organizational design, development, and change in complex organizations. The application of organizational theories in the treatment of technological, economic, and behavioral problems confronted by the practicing manager is examined. Theories of organizational growth, change, and development and their impact on organizational outcomes are explored.

Prerequisite: MGT105.


Seminar in Human Resource Management - 3 Credits

This course provides a discussion and analysis of the current issues and problems challenging individuals responsible for the effective management of an organization's human resources. Research by students in areas of personal interest is the basis for class discussions. These discussions seek to explore all points of view associated with these often controversial areas.

Prerequisite: MGT201.


Managing a Growing Business - 3 Credits

This course examines the challenges of building and managing a firm after startup and through reasonable maturity. Included are issues such as cash management, strategic planning for growth, leadership and team development, revenue growth, business valuation, succession planning and harvesting. Through case studies of actual growing businesses, readings, video cases and guest speakers, students apply business knowledge and skills to the problems and opportunities facing firms at different stages of growth and development.

Prerequisite: MGT306.

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Independent Study in Management 1 - 3 Credits

This course offers the opportunity to do independent research in Management under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Management program.


Seminar in Management - 3 Credits

This course provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth research on a topic of individual interest in management. The seminar format facilitates an exchange of ideas among the participants in the selection, development, and discussion of each topic. Frequent meetings between students and instructor serve to focus and to direct the effort of each student.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Management program.