Catalog 2021-2022

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MGT 330 Principles of Management

This course studies the evolution and practice of the core management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A strong emphasis on leadership skills is integrated into the course content to provide the student with a framework with which to translate classroom theory and practice into individual and team performance in the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

AWR 101 with a "C" or better, AWR 201, and COB requirements for taking 300-level courses.

MGT 340 Human Resource Management

This course analyzes the acquisition, development and retention of human resources to accomplish the organization's strategic objectives appropriately, efficiently and economically. This course provides an overview of the functional areas within HRM and further examines the ethical and legal environment relevant to HRM, contemporary health and safety responsibilities and trends, and labor unions. Additionally, the course surveys social, legal, and ethical international HRM issues.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

MGT 330 and all prerequisites for MGT 330.

MGT 345 Organizational Behavior

This course examines how individual differences, group characteristics, and organizational culture influence people’s behaviors in organizations. The course is organized around these three levels of analysis—individual, group, and organization—and highlights a number of skill areas required for managers to be effective in a diverse organizational setting.  Essential skill areas covered in this course address diversity and inclusion, team-building, communication, motivation, conflict and conflict resolution, and ethical leadership.
Credit Hours: 4
(W)

Prerequisites

MGT 330 and all prerequisites for MGT 330.

MGT 350 International Management

This course discusses the complexities of conducting business across borders and illustrates the unique challenges faced in international management, including the cultural, political, legal, and economic environment in the home and host country. It offers a managerial perspective of the strategies employed by companies to grow their businesses in the global marketplace and discusses the impact of culture in managing and leading in an international context
Credit Hours: 4
(W) (IG)

Prerequisites

MGT 330 and all prerequisites for MGT 330.

MGT 355 The Art and Science of Negotiation

This course focuses on the development of problem-solving and communication competencies relevant to a broad spectrum of negotiation settings from personal relationships to the global business environment. Students learn useful analytical frameworks to understand the effect of content and communication skills on the negotiation process and outcomes. Through the use of extensive role-playing, students have the opportunity to practice an array of negotiation techniques and to develop their communication and problem-solving skills.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

MGT 330 and all prerequisites for MGT 330.

MGT 360 Sustainable Development: A New Business Paradigm

In a world of exploding population growth, diminishing natural resources, changing climate and instantaneous worldwide communications, businesses are being held to increasingly higher performance standards by increasingly larger numbers of stakeholders. Today's business leaders are responsible for the firms' financial, social, and environmental performance - the "triple-bottom line." Using management tools in sustainability and sustainable development, students will be able to analyze business environments and develop corporate strategies that are responsive to the multiple stakeholders of the firm. Students will analyze sustainable business practices and identify best practices in the field.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ECO 204, ECO 205 and junior standing.

MGT 365 Business Strategies for Emerging and the Base of the Pyramid Markets

Emerging and bottom of the pyramid (BOP) markets represent almost 90 percent of the world's population and offer great opportunities for businesses, and even greater challenges. This course describes the nature of emerging and BOP markets. Students will examine case studies that describe the innovation required of companies as they enter these marketplaces as well as the institutional voids inherent in these markets, voids that must be recognized and overcome in order for companies to be successful. Strategies for emerging and BOP markets will also be discussed and analyzed by students during the course of the semester.

Credit Hours: 4
(IG) (NW)

Prerequisites

ECO 204, ECO 205 and junior standing.

MGT 370 Leadership and Change Management

When companies that get in front of change, they have a significant competitive advantage.  Moreover, today’s business environment demands a compressed time frame for initiatives, especially for entrepreneurial ventures.  Unfortunately, 70% of change programs fail due to poor conceptualization or poor execution.  Effective leadership is the key to success.  This course prepares students to lead and manage change in today’s dynamic business world.  Students explore change management frameworks and practices, applying their knowledge to real-world situations and leadership challenges.  Upon completion of this course, students will understand the leadership required to be successful in introducing and implementing change.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

LED 200 or MGT 330 or with permission of instructor.