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Course Descriptions

MGT 311 - Human Resource Management
Course Description Hours

Prerequisite: Completion of MGT 210, AMS 430 or COMM 362.

An introduction to major human resource management functions, including personnel selection; recruitment; training and development; performance appraisal; compensation; health and safety; labor-management relations; and employment law.

3
MGT 305 - Critical Thinking in Management
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: MGT 200 and Junior standing.

This course is designed to develop skills needed for analyzing a problem or situation to arrive at a hypothesis or conclusion about it after synthesizing or integrating all available information. In critical thinking, all assumptions are open to question, divergent views are sought, and the investigation is not biased in favor of a particular solution.

3
MGT 314 - Operations Management
Course Description Hours

Prerequisite: ECON 206 or equivalent and Junior standing.

The management of the direct resources required to produce goods and services. Operations objectives are cascaded through the organization and are translated into measurable terms that become part of the operating goals for production-related departments and their managers.

3
ENT 312 - Entrepreneurship
Course Description Hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing

A study of the entrepreneurial process. Topics include new business opportunities, market entry, access to resources, start up steps, acquisition, franchising, and careers. Text, cases and hands-on business projects are used.

3
CIS 243 - Principles of MIS
Course Description Hours

Prerequisite: CIS 141 OR CSCI 145C

The basis of information systems and how they fit into a decision making environment. An introduction to systems analysis in relation to managing information systems. Strategic uses of information technology throughout the business enterprise. Course Fee

3
ACCT 315 - Management Accounting
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: ACCT 200 and 201; MGT 210 or permission of instructor.

The use of cost, revenue, and other economic data in the management processes of measurement, analysis, decision making, and planning for profit-seeking entities. Includes readings, exercises, problems, and cases emphasizing use of accounting data for problem solving in modern manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.

3
MGT 361 - Business Communication Fundamentals
Course Description Hours

Emphasis on communication fundamentals essential for business. Electronic communications in the business environment, research tools for business, reports, presentations, resumes and correspondences.

3
FIN 330 - Principles of Finance
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: ACCT 200, MATH 116, and ECON 202 or ECON 203.

Covers basic concepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include asset valuation, time value of money, capital budgeting, financial statements and international finance.

3
MGT 313 - Decision Modeling
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: ECON 206, CIS 243.

This course deals with modeling problems that are similar to those faced by business managers. The problem is viewed as the focal point of analysis, and appropriate decision modeling tools are applied to obtain a solution. (Course Fee)

3
ECON 414 - Managerial Economics
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: ECON 202, 203, and 206.

The application of economic principles and tools of analysis to business management decision making in areas of demand, pricing, cost, production and investment. Problems in business decision making are treated in terms of short-run adjustment as well as long-run expansion.

3
MGT 417 - Organizational Behavior
Course Description Hours

Prerequisite: MGT 210.

An advanced course designed to develop an understanding of managing behavior in organizations.

3
MGT 498 - Strategy & Policy
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing and ACCT 201, CIS 243, FIN 330, MGT 210, MGT 314, MKT 220.

The development and application of contemporary competitive strategies at mid and upper managerial levels. Capstone course uses cases and/or simulation to integrate materials from prerequisite courses. Course Fee

3
MGT 499 - Senior Assessment
Course Description Hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Special Information: The course may be taught on a bi-term basis. The course will be graded on a pass/fail basis and will be required of all Management majors in their last semester. Preparation for and administration of the senior assessment exam. Discussion of educational and career opportunities beyond the baccalaureate degree. (Grading: Pass/Fail)

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