Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions


MGT 2300 Principles of Management (3 credits)
Foundation course that provides an overview of the principles, concepts and theories underlying the management discipline. Students learn the specialized vocabulary necessary for the practice of management. Covers origins, history and antecedents of the management discipline and its relationship to the other disciplines that are the components of a business education.

MGT 2400 Sustainable Enterprise Strategies (3 credits)
This course will allow students to gain an understanding of the decision-making process in sustainable organizations and industries, including the theories supporting sustainable management and the concepts of triple-bottom-line management. Students will apply the core management functions and practices learned in previous business core courses to sustainable organizations. A systems approach will be used to help students develop the ability to analyze whole systems.
Prerequisite: MGT 2300, ECN 2210, ECN 2220

MGT 2500 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Provides students with a broad understanding of the behavioral, structural, operational and legal aspects of managing an organization’s human resources and the interrelationship between managerial functions and human resource policies. Examines the human resource functions of job analysis and design, recruitment, training and development, compensation and benefits, appraisal and retention. Traces the evolution of the discipline and highlights certain landmark events that have impacted human resource management. Discusses the function of the various governmental agencies responsible for ensuring legal compliance.
Prerequisite: MGT 2300

MGT 3200 Management Communications (3 credits)
Students develop the techniques of sending and receiving skills necessary for effective communication in the global business environment. Topics covered include writing effective business letters, memos, emails, and reports; group dynamics and effective meetings; nonverbal communication; listening; perception and semantics and oral reporting.
Prerequisite: ENG 1200

MGT 3500 Operations Management (3 credits)
Deals with the strategic/operational activities that relate to the creation of goods and services through the transformation of inputs to outputs. Students will be able to formulate strategies that increase productivity and quality so as to maximize a firm’s profitability in a global marketplace and for the benefit of society.
Prerequisites: MGT 2300 or MTH 2310

MGT 3700 Practice of Management and Leadership (3 credits)
Builds on the foundations of management theory and concepts contained in MGT 2300. It teaches students the practical elements of management and leadership through analysis, discussion and reporting of significant trends and key issues from current literature. Examines advanced techniques in decision-making and their applications in organizations. Using experiential learning tools, students learn management principles and identify important concepts related to leadership, emotional intelligence, diversity, organizational change and sustainability.
Prerequisites: ACC 2415, MGT 2300 and MKT 2080

MGT 3850 Special Topics (1-3 credits)
Various topics in management. These may be one-time or occasional course offerings.
Prerequisite: Dependent on specific course content

MGT 3990 Internship (3 credits)
The internship 400 hours of paid employment is designed to provide the student with supervised on-the-job training. A contract between the University, student and employer provides the groundwork. Objectives, evaluations, written log and a study of the organization are designed to provide a realistic learning experience.
Prerequisite: Faculty approval

MGT 4030 International Management (3 credits)
Familiarizes students with the evolution of the multi-national enterprise over the past century and addresses the challenges for today’s managers of such enterprises. Discusses the various aspects of the complex task of managing and leading a multi-national enterprise, such as strategy formulation, structuring organizations, liaising with external stakeholders, ensuring ethical conduct and providing inspirational leadership. Knowledge and skills are imparted through the use of experiential learning tools, such as simulations and case discussions.
Prerequisite: MGT 2300

MGT 4250 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Examines how the behavior of individuals and the relationships among individuals and groups within an organization impact its effectiveness. Draws upon the theories and models that constitute the core of the discipline, and also examines current topics and areas of interest. Develops the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage change within an organization and evolve into successful leaders in a complex, global environment.
Prerequisite: MGT 2300

MGT 4300 Management of Information Technologies (3 credits)
Learn how to use and manage information technologies to revitalize business processes, improve business decision making and gain a competitive advantage. Major emphasis is placed on the essential role of the Internet and networked technologies in order to create efficiencies that will help contribute to business success in the global economy.
Prerequisites: MGT 2300 and MIS 1500

MGT 4360 Strategic Risk Management (3 credits)
Examines the risk management process in detail and its application in an organization. It will discuss principled holistic risk management (pure and speculative risk) and why organizations have risk managers. Discussion will include the administrative and strategic aspects of global strategic risk management, examining how a risk manager operates within a complex organization. The application of risk management tools will be discussed, such as risk mapping, loss forecasting, application of total quality management principles, integrated risk financing, financial reinsurance, captives/risk retention groups and benchmarking. The course will also examine the specific issues of managing risk globally and other pertinent issues faced by risk managers.

MGT 4800 Strategic Planning (3 credits)
Integrates the various theories, concepts and models covered in previous management courses and other courses dealing with other functional areas, and presents a comprehensive view of the competitive environment of today’s global business enterprise. Through the use of experiential learning tools such as simulations and case discussions, students learn the skills necessary to formulate and implement strategy and exercise effective leadership in diverse organizational settings and business environments.
Prerequisites: MGT 2300 and FIN 3010 or FIN 3210

MGT 4810 Business Seminar (3 credits)
This course is utilized in study abroad programs and allows students to study a wide scope of international business practices, including financial, retail, industrial, manufacturing and service industries.