Management (MGMT)


MGMT 340. Introduction to Organizations. 3 hours.

Important organization and management concepts and applications. Their relevance to individual and organizational goal attainment. Emphasizes organizational structure, systems, processes, and change, national and global. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161.

MGMT 350. Business and Its External Environment. 3 hours.

Concerns the political, economic, social, legal, regulatory and international environment of business and the ethics and social responsibility of business actions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161 and MATH 160.

MGMT 445. Organizational Theory. 3 hours.

Emphasis on organizational theories and models to analyze and improve functioning and performance of organizations. Structure, technology, environmental adaptation, and managerial control systems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and junior standing.

MGMT 447. Organizations. 3 or 4 hours.

Characteristics of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations; approaches used to study organizations; theoretical and empirical analysis of organizational processes. Course Information: Same as SOC 447. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SOC 241 or MGMT 340 or SOC 244; and junior standing or above and an additional 200 or 300-level elective in sociology; or consent of the instructor.

MGMT 452. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours.

Emphasis on understanding and managing people at work. Analysis of individual, group and organization topics including leadership, motivation, attitudes, group dynamics, and organizational culture. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and MGMT 340.

MGMT 453. Human Resource Management. 3 hours.

Examination of the activities involved in attracting, retaining, and motivating employees. Topics include planning, selection, compensation, performance appraisal, succession, and legal issues. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350 and junior standing.

MGMT 454. Labor-Management Relations. 3 hours.

Labor unions and their impact on business firms and society. Labor-management relationships and collective bargaining practices. Public policy, union structure and bargaining theory. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350 and junior standing.

MGMT 460. Business, Society, and the Global Economy. 3 hours.

Managing in a free enterprise system. Market, regulatory, ethical, and cultural norms. Internationalization of business; urban problems of business; landmark and contemporary case analyses. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.

MGMT 463. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. 3 hours.

Strategies and techniques for successful agreement negotiation and business conflict resolution. Includes applications to classic situations such as collective bargaining, interpersonal relations, and stakeholder concerns. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.

MGMT 465. Compensation and Reward Systems. 3 hours.

Examination of compensation and reward systems designed to enhance employee motivation and performance. Topics include pay structure design, incentive systems, and benefits. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 453.

MGMT 466. Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity. 3 hours.

Management of diverse work forces. Discrimination, affirmative action, career development, socialization and social change policies; historical, psychological, sociological, legal and managerial viewpoints. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.

MGMT 467. Impact of Technological Change. 3 hours.

Examines the impact of technological change upon the business environment and the managerial process. Emphasis on alternative futures and the planning necessary to attain desired ends. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.

MGMT 470. Personnel Training and Development. 3 hours.

Examination of the science, methods, and practice of personnel training and development. Topics include needs determination, training design and delivery, training assessments. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): BA 200 and MGMT 452 or MGMT 453, and junior standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Experience as an intern or practitioner in an area of human resource management or organizational development.

MGMT 471. Organizational Design. 3 hours.

Strategies for promoting the creativity, flexibility, and productivity of the organization and its management personnel. Readings and case studies from the public and private sectors. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 452, or consent of the instructor.

MGMT 475. Leadership Theories and Personal Leadership Skills Development. 3 hours.

Overview of leadership theories, assessment of leadership strengths and weaknesses, and leadership skills training. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.

MGMT 480. Transportation Systems Management. 3 hours.

Provides a fundamental knowledge of problems and practices encountered in the management of transportation systems. Includes impact of public policy; capital facilities; industry structure; costs; operations pricing and environmental relationships. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350, or consent of the instructor.

MGMT 481. Managerial Logistics. 3 hours.

Management of activities governing flow of materials and products through stages of production and distribution. Includes design of logistical systems and use of mathematical techniques. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340; and MATH 165 or MATH 180; or consent of the instructor.

MGMT 485. Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility. 3 hours.

Theories and techniques for designing and implementing corporate sustainability and responsibility programs to create private and social value. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.

MGMT 486. Managerial Consulting. 3 hours.

Development of knowledge and critical skills necessary to operate effectively as internal or external management consultants through an applied experience with an organization. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340. Recommended background: MGMT 452 and MGMT 453.

MGMT 494. Special Topics in Management. 3 hours.

Exploration of areas not covered in existing course offerings or study of selected topics in greater depth. Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and 9 hours of 400-level management courses, or consent of the instructor.

MGMT 495. Competitive Strategy. 4 hours.

Multidisciplinary analysis of organization strategy and policy, using case method and/or business simulation. Assignments involve extensive library research and oral and written reports. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): IDS 355 and FIN 301 and FIN 302; Senior standing in the College of Business Administration and completion of all other CBA core courses.

MGMT 499. Research Experience. 1-3 hours.

Research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. The faculty member and student will determine the research project. Each student must submit a written report and each student must participate at a research event on campus. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.