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MGT 1110 - Introduction to Business - 4 cr.
Introduces students to business and the business world. Study includes the private enterprise system, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, finance, production, the stock market, the management process, personal budgeting, time management, corporate ethics, insurance and other business related topics.


MGT 2120 - Principles of Management - 4 cr.
Introduction to the process of management. Course includes the history of management theory with emphasis on forces of change that have resulted in a changing view of the business world for managers. Principle management functions covered are planning, organizing, leading and the process of control as an information feedback function for increasing productivity. Emphasis is on the integration of all management functions into one effort for visionary, effective and efficient operations.


MGT 2331 - Applied Business Statistics - 4 cr.
Introduction to statistical concepts and methods used extensively in public and private-sector decision making. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, interval estimation, statistical inference, hypothesis testing and linear regression analysis using hand calculators and MS-Excel. Taught using datasets and case problems from a range of business areas including accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.


MGT 2999 - MGT Independent Study - 1-4 cr.
Independent Study.


MGT 3130 - Quantitative Methods - 4 cr.
Includes forecasting, quality assurance, project management and other mathematical models for data analysis. Software is used to solve and illustrate problems and solutions.

Prerequisite Courses: CIS 1005, MTH 1111


MGT 3140 - E-Commerce for New Enterprises - 4 cr.
Introduces students to the major facets of doing business on the Internet, with an emphasis on creating new businesses and converting existing businesses to electronic commerce. Management theory and practice is combined with a variety of Internet business circumstances resulting in examples used for creating new businesses.

Prerequisite Course: MGT 2120


MGT 3150 - MGT Communications: Written ( WI ) - 4 cr.
Emphasis on the writing process as adapted to the management situation. Students complete a series of writing assignments including letters, memos, proposals, problem-solving reports and informational reports and procedures, with an emphasis on audience adaptation, clarity of purpose, adequacy of support and correct format. Students will be introduced to writing for electronic media. Students must be juniors and have some professional experience before enrolling. Prerequisite: ENG 1110 or competency.

Prerequisite Courses: ENG 1110, ICE 1110, ICE 1111


MGT 3240 - Human Resource Management - 4 cr.
Provides an in-depth exposure to the major areas of human resource management including recruiting, selection, training, motivation, appraisal, planning, labor relations and compensation.


MGT 3250 - Staffing & Compensation Admin - 4 cr.
Emphasis on the identification and integration of organizational job needs, employee selection, performance and compensation systems based on a strategic pay model. Students focus on compensation and benefit packages and how they are impacted by internal and external forces.

Prerequisite Course: MGT 3240


MGT 3380 - Logistics & Distribution Chann - 4 cr.
Contemporary logistics describes the entire supply channel system from inbound movement of freight including tangible and intangible activities through materials management to physical distribution then to the end user. It provides the tactile decision-making tools such as distribution channel locations, inventory rotations, storage and logistic functional concepts used for finding cost reduction and strategic opportunities. Also, integrates logistics into a supply chain management context. It will look into the current events, along with new theory, practice, basics in packaging, warehousing, transportation, inventory and material handling. Prerequisite: MKT 2320.

Prerequisite Course: MKT 2320


MGT 3390 - China Study Abroad ( I ) - 4 cr.
This study abroad experience immerses students in Chinese culture. The course allows students to experience the world’s most populous nation and the second largest economy in the world. The course provides students with the opportunity to learn about China’s people, culture and business environment.


MGT 3520 - Managing in Global Environment - 4 cr.
An introduction to the principles of management in the emerging global economy and community with a focus on ethical concepts and strategies within a variety of foreign environments. Topics include a comparison of domestic, international and global corporations, cross-cultural ethical and social responsibility differences, risk assessments of strategic alliances, organizational structures, geopolitical and foreign policy considerations and the manager's challenges of cross cultural communications, organization and human resource development.


MGT 3550 - Organizational Behavior - 4 cr.
Explores the behavior of people within organizations in terms of the factors that most influence it. These include factors related to individuals, groups and the larger organization system. The course relies heavily on experiential learning as a means of teaching students how to apply lessons in organizational settings. Prerequisites: junior status or permission of instructor.


MGT 3555 - Leadership - 4 cr.
Designed as an introduction and overview to leadership. It emphasizes self-assessment and development of personal skills and style, understanding and critical evaluation of prominent leadership theories, and exploration of current leadership issues. Through brief lecture, demonstrations, case analyses, and small group discussion and exercises, students explore the application of leadership concepts and practices that have utility across organizations and disciplines.


MGT 3560 - Organization Development - 4 cr.
Introduces students to the theories and practice of organization development and how organizations plan and facilitate the change process. Emphasis will be on understanding the drivers of change, stages of transition management, dealing with resistance to change, organizational culture, and change agent skills. Cases and work experience will be used to highlight challenges.


MGT 3777 - Selected Topics in Management - 0-4 cr.
In-depth study of a topic of current interest. Topic to be covered depends on the mutual interest of faculty and students.


MGT 4140 - Entrepreneurship - 4 cr.
Focuses on the formulation and writing of a start-up business plan for a new small business. Course provides the theoretical framework for a feasible business plan and exposes students to real life experiences that contribute to anticipating and solving small business problems. Students are encouraged to use creativity in conceiving an idea for a new business.


MGT 4150 - Management Communication: Oral - 4 cr.
Covers a wide array of subjects related to communicating in organizations, including: interpersonal communication, upward/downward/lateral communication, organizational structure, office and plant layout, effective business presentations, leadership in business meetings, interviewing and telephone usage.


MGT 4160 - Legal Aspects of Management - 4 cr.
Nature and functions of law with emphasis on applications in economics, marketing and management. Course includes contracts and business entities and the regulation of business under federal and state administrative agencies.


MGT 4165 - Advanced MGT Applications - 4 cr.
Students will become versed in critical thinking, argumentation, researching topics, and making decisions. They will learn how to take a stand and defend their positions on a large variety of management and social dilemmas. Prerequisite: MGT 2120 and junior standing.

Prerequisite Course: MGT 2120


MGT 4170 - Policies and Strategies - 4 cr.
A senior capstone course for management majors. This course ties together all of the content covered in undergraduate management and applied economics classes. Focus is on realities of management in contemporary situations. Course utilizes studies of real organizations that include examples of successes and failures. Students prepare written case analyses with emphasis on understanding the environment of management, the knowledge required by managers, and the functions performed. Prerequisite: FIN 3420 and senior standing.

Prerequisite Courses: FIN 3420, MGT 3420


MGT 4261 - Team Development - 4 cr.
Examines the role of teams in organizations. It covers the decision to use teams, characteristics of effective teams, team building, styles of interaction, project planning, conflict, and evaluation. Students form teams to work on tasks and use them as a laboratory for understanding and changing team processes.


MGT 4262 - Training and Development - 4 cr.
Provides an introduction to the function of training and development in organizations. It provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students conducting training activities including needs assessment, learning styles ,curriculum and program design, use of instructional media and techniques, and evaluation.


MGT 4555 - Management Internship - 0-16 cr.
An internship taken in a practical business or other appropriate facility related to the student's interest. Student is supervised by a manager; evaluation of student performance is completed by the manager, student and advisor. Students may obtain additional information about internships from the Department of Management office. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.


MGT 4558 - International Management Intrn - 2-16 cr.
An internship taken in a practical business or other appropriate facility related to the student's interest. Student is supervised by a manager; evaluation of student performance is completed by the manager, student and advisor. Students may obtain additional information about internships from the Department of Management office. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.


MGT 4777 - Selected Topics in Management - 1-4 cr.
In-depth study of a topic of current interest. Topic to be studied depends on the mutual interest of faculty and students.


MGT 4999 - Independent Study - 1-8 cr.
Study of a particular area selected by student with approval of department chair and instructor. Study may include research and/or field experience involving a learning situation directly related to management.