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Undergraduate Courses

MGT 3362 (formerly MGT 4390F) - Issues in Family Business
MGT 4353 - Integrative Field Project
MGT 4370 (formerly 4390C) - Business Ethics
MGT 4372 - Effective Leadership
MGT 4378 (formerly 4390D) - Training and Development
MGT 4379 (formerly 4390I) - Organizational Staffing
MGT 4390G - Cross-Cultural Human Relations
MGT 4390J - Organizational Change
MGT 4390K - Business Creativity and Innovation
MGT 4390L - Managing Projects
MGT 4390M - Integrated Field Project
MGT 4390N - Management Thought: Past, Present and Future
MGT 4390O - Leadership Development: Business as Unusual
MGT 4392 - Human Resource Management Internship


3303 Management of Organizations. (3-0) A study of management functions in modern organizations, the internal and external environmental factors affecting organizational efficiency, and the application of quantitative and behavioral science to management study.

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3353 Business Communication. (3-0) An introduction to the uses of communication in modern organizations. Provides students the opportunity to gain practice in making decisions involving selection and organization of communication content, in choosing an appropriate medium for presentation of information, and developing an effective writing style. Includes the study of the theory of business communication, including communication models, general semantics, and causes of miscommunication. Prerequisites: ENG 1310, 1320; COMM 1310. (WI)

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3360 Studies in Entrepreneurship. (3-0) Students gain personal insights into entrepreneurship as entrepreneurs describe their contributions, reveal the sources of ideas, and discover ways of growth and success. Includes starting and managing businesses as well as ownership forms, sources of funds, location analysis, facility requirements, management, marketing, and feasibility plans. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

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3361 Small Business Operations and Financials. (3-0) A study of funding and financial concepts necessary to effectively operate a successful small business. Students will use software programs to maintain working capital and a complete set of books related to running businesses. Prerequisite or corequisite: MGT 3360.

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3362 Issues in Family Business. (3-0) Issues affecting the management of family businesses. Topics include the uniqueness of family business, family culture, building competitive advantage, marketing, building trust and commitment, family communication, family business governance, nonfamily management roles, succession and estate planning, change and adaptation, and the future of family business. Prerequisites: MGT 3303, junior standing.

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3365 Communication Systems. (3-0) Office information and decision support systems are examined as critical elements in business data and information systems. Emphasis is given to information processing considerations at the systems level, including analysis and management of support activities such as data and records management, electronic filing and retrieval systems, word processing, micro and reprographics, and telecommunications. Includes discussions of current and future technological trends. Prerequisite: MGT 3303. (WI)

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3375 International Business. (3-0)  International business perspectives underlying different business functions. Concepts, processes, and philosophical bases for international operations in selected global markets are emphasized with culture and global dynamic environment as the basis. A project is required. Prerequisites: MGT 3303.

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4315 Business Principles, Issues and Trends. (3-0) review of the fundamentals of business administration as applied to contemporary business problems. Also, a discussion of current business issues and trends. Open to students seeking certification only.

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4330 Production and Operations Management. (3-0) A study of the various aspects of managing production and operations management functions in manufacturing and service organizations. Methods necessary for analyzing and solving related problems to design, operations, and improvements of the systems that create products and/or services in a global supply chain environment are investigated and emphasized. Prerequisites: MGT 3303; QMST 2333. Prerequisites: MGT 3303; QMST 2333 or IE 3330 or TECH 3364

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4335 Strategic Management and Business Policy. (3-0) An integrative course in strategic management and business policy that utilizes the case method of instruction. A capstone course involving the analysis of business through the application of principles of accounting, communications, economics, finance, management, marketing, quantitative methods, and related disciplines. Prerequisites: MGT 3303; MKT 3343; FIN 3312; QMST 2333. Capstone course and open only to seniors in business. (WI)

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4340 Quality Management and Beyond. (3-0) A conceptual and practical overview of the role of quality as a system for establishing a "world class" competitive position. It explores philosophies and ideas of the leading thinkers in quality management, impact of process improvement methods, quality requirements definition and organizational change as it applies to total quality initiatives. Prerequisites: QMST 2333 or consent of professor. MGT 4330 is recommended. (WI)

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4350 Business Plan Development. (3-0) Students work in teams to select, create, and write solid business plans for proposed or real businesses. Prerequisite: MGT 3361. (WI)

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4351 Applied Entrepreneurship. (3-0) Students design, staff, operate, and manage a business or service. Business teams develop financial and operational control systems and procedures for organizational, group, and individual performance evaluations, implement service and business projects, and provide a final public report. Prerequisite: MGT 4350.

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4353 Integrative Field Project. (3-0). Students work directly with entrepreneurs to research projects and recommend solutions. May involve providing business development assistance to entrepreneurs. Students may work individually or in teams. Project results are summarized in a comprehensive written report and a formal oral presentation. Permission of the Instructor and Chair is required.

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4370 Business Ethics. (3-0)  This course examines a variety of ethical issues in business from the point of view of practicing manager and corporate leaders.  This course is designed to enhance moral awareness and facilitate individual development with respect to making ethical decisions that contribute to effective corporate management and leadership. Prerequisite: MGT 3303.

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4371 Social Issues in Management. (3-0) An integration of a number of disciplines and value systems which affect and determine the proper role of business in satisfying the needs of customers, creditors, community, government, stockholders, managers, employees, suppliers, and society in general. Prerequisite: MGT 3303.

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4372 Effective Leadership. (3-0) This course facilitates the development of leadership capabilities and addresses the complexities, paradoxes, and challenges of leadership. Through self-assessments, readings, lectures, and assignments students gain an appreciation of effective leadership approaches and are provided with opportunities to practice new leadership behaviors. Prerequisities: Junior standing and MGT 3303.

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4373 Human Resource Management. (3-0) A study of the principles of human resource management in public and private institutions. Stresses the human resource aspects of recruitment, selection and placement, performance appraisal and compensation. Prerequisite: MGT 3303.

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4375 Organizational Behavior and Human Relations. (3-0) A study of the role of the individual in formal organizations, group dynamics, motivation theory, communication and leadership. Integrates behavioral science concepts. Prerequisite: MGT 3303.

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4377 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. (3-0) A study of unions and their impact on private and public employment. Examines union growth and governance, collective bargaining, contract negotiation and administration, and arbitration and mediation. Prerequisite: MGT 4373. (WI)

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4378 Training and Development. (3-0) The course is designed to develop theoretical and applied perspective on needs assessment, design, development, delivery and evaluation of training and development in organizational contexts. Prerequisites: MGT 4373.

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4379 Organizational Staffing. (3-0) A study of current theory and practice in the process of selecting the right employees for positions within the organization, including HR planning, EEO, job analysis, recruitment, and selection procedures. Prerequisite: MGT 4373, junior standing.

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4380 Compensation Management. (3-0) A study of the compensation administration in public and private organizations, with stress on the determinants of general wage levels; job analysis and evaluation; incentive, merit, seniority, and executive compensation; fringe benefits, and wage and salary control. Prerequisite: MGT 4373.

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4390 Special Topics in Management. (3-0) A course based on emerging and major topics in Management. Emphasis will vary and include entrepreneurship, organizational change, organizational communications, management of behavior and strategic management from both an organizational and managerial perspective. Course may be repeated with a different emphasis. Prerequisite: MGT 3303. (WI)

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4390A Advanced Business Communication. (3-0) An advanced study of the uses of business communication in modern organizations. Students gain experience in making decisions involving selection and organization of communication content, and in choosing an appropriate medium for presentation of information. Emphasis is placed on gaining proficiency in various business communication processes.Prerequisite: MGT 3303 and MGT 3353. (WI)

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4390B Management of the Digital Enterprise. (3-0) A study of management in the digital age. Course will look at the impact of digital communications and the new economy on traditional and e-commerce businesses. Topics will include changes in both strategic management as well as functional management (marketing, operations, finance, HR, etc.) Prerequisite: MGT 3303. (WI)

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  4390E Management of New Product Development. (3-0) Identifies the requirements and benefits of effective and efficient new product development. Topics include best practices of new-product development management, managing the new product process from idea generation, evaluation and selection; business case development; validation and verification testing; and product launch; and product portfolio management. Prerequisites: MGT 3303.

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 4390G Cross-Cultural Human Relations. (3-0) This course is designed to develop theoretical and applied perspectives on cross-cultural human relations within a variety of international business contexts. Prerequisites: Junior standing and MGT 3303.

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 4390J Organizational Change. (3-0) Presents an overview of the change process and stresses the key issues involved in reengineering and renewing organizations. Problems dealing with stress and conflict during major change will be explored, along with practical ideas on building effective teams to make change possible and sustainable. Prerequisites: MGT 3303, junior standing.

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 4390K Business Creativity and Organization. (3-0) Focuses on the importance of creativity and innovation to business organizations. Topics include the generation of creative ideas, transformation of ideas into commercially viable products/services, legal protection of new products/services, and environmental factors contributing to innovation success. Course objectives are met primarily through classroom discussion and exercises. Prerequisite: MGT 3303, junior standing.

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 4390L Managing Projects. (3-0) Intensive coverage of management in a wide range of project applications from concept through operations. Planning, scheduling, controlling, economic analysis, quality control and customer satisfaction. Prerequisite: MGT 4330, junior standing.

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 4390M Integrated Field Project. (3-0) Students work directly with entrepreneurs to research projects and recommend solutions. May involve providing business development assistance to entrepreneurs. Students may work individually or in teams. Project results are summarized in a comprehensive written report and a formal oral presentation. Prerequisites: MGT 3303; Permission of the instructor and Chair, junior standing.

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4390N Management Thought: Past, Present and Future. (3-0) This course examines how management thought has developed over time. It discusses how changing political, social, economic, and technological forces have challenged managers to respond in new ways. Significant management ideas will be examined in their contexts to better understand how to successfully manage for the future. Prerequisites: MGT 3303

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4390O Leadership Development: Business as Unusual. (3-0) This course is a directed study and practical application of the principles of "Business as Unusual." Students will develop leadership skills for the experience economy through an intensive, highly interactive class format. Students will be paired with upper-level business professionals for one-on-one coaching and mentoring. *If interesed, please email the department for more information.

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4392 Human Resource Management Internship. (0-3) This course integrates professional and academic experience through internship with an external employer. Restricions: Management majors with human resource management concentration only; enrollment subject to availibility and approval; credit - pass/fail or grade at departmental election. Prerequisites: MGT 4373, Permission of Instructor.

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4395 Management Internship. (0-15) Integration of professional and academic experience through internship with an external employer. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification, enrollment subject to availability and approval, credit is pass/fail or grade at department election.

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4399 Independent Study in Management. (3-0) Directed research and extensive written assignment(s) on a selected topic related to student’s area of interest. Work may consist of literature reviews, integration of literature, or other appropriate independent research, and/or practical application of research. May be repeated once with different emphasis for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Chair.

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