Management

 

Course Descriptions

MGMT 210 ∙ Principles of Management ∙ 3 credits
Survey of topics from several social science disciplines applied to the study of effective management and organizational strategy, structure and behavior. Topics include planning, organizing, leadership and control. Interrelationships examined between needs and expectations of the individual and the organization and society.

MGMT 233 ∙ Operations and Supply Chain Management ∙ 3 credits
Current, real-life experiences from operations and supply management disciplines are applied in the study of effective management of organizational operations, supply chain execution and enhancement, and leadership behavior. Topics include planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and logistics. Management topics include organizing, leadership, automation, labor relations, and social responsibility. Interrelationships between operational needs, the global supply chain, and the management/supervision of people are examined.

MGMT 316 ∙ Entrepreneurship and Innovation∙ 3 credits
This course provides students from all disciplines a knowledge and practice of how entrepreneurshipworks through the identification of opportunities and turning ideas into innovations in order to create value for society.

MGMT 320 ∙ Human Resource Management ∙ 3 credits
Introdution to the Human Resource functions of workforce planning, legal requirements, work design, recruiting, selection, training and development, performance management, labor and employee relations.

MGMT 316 ∙ New Venture Planning∙ 3 credits
This course builds on the entrepreneurial mindset so that students develop a viable business plan for a new concept, product, service, or technology. Students collect and analyze market and industry data to explore the feasibility of their new venture.

MGMT 318 ∙ Social Entreprenurship∙ 3 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of the complex dynamics underlying social and sustainable entrepreneurship as a global phenomenon. Social entrepreneurship is about using entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems. Students will study how social entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, combine and mobilize resources, trigger positive change in various domains, and build sustainability.

WI-MGMT 325 ∙ Leadership in Organizations ∙ 3 credits
An introduction to leadership in organizations, including both historical and current behavioral theories. Application to life experiences will be addressed. Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 332 ∙ Organizational Theory, Communications and Behavior ∙ 3 credits
Concentrates on individual processes, inter-personal and group processes, organizational processes and design and organizational changes. Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 333 ∙ Supply Chain Management ∙ 3 credits
Focuses on supplier relationship management (SRM). Explores the relationships between business and its network(s) of suppliers in product and service industries. The course builds on the foundation of business processes in previous course work and the integration of all those processes internally and externally with customers and suppliers. Provides a deeper understanding of the supply management processes of forecasting, sourcing, purchasing, logistics, cost accounting, technology, and warehousing. Elements of this course include business ethics, negotiating, quality, and performance improvement. Prerequisite: MGMT 233.

MGMT 336. Conflict Management and Negotiation • 3 credits
Explores and analyzes established and cutting edge alternative dispute resolution techniques for resolving business disputes. Includes negotiation, mediation, arbitration, summary jury trial and other third-party interventions.

MGMT 338. Diversity and Gender in the Workplace • 3 credits
Explores the impact of cultural diversity on personal and organizational effectiveness from a leadership and management perspective. Examines the importance of appreciation for cultural diversity for the global manager.

MGMT 343. Manufacturing Operations • 3 credits
Manufacturing operations (Make) expands the knowledge of processes that create products and services in companies. It includes product or service design, change management, production processes, production control, safety, technology, and decision making. Impact of human relations policies and union agreements are studied. Six Sigma quality and operations management concepts are explored. Prerequisite: MGMT 233.

MGMT 353. Order Fulfillment • 3 credits
Focuses on customer relationship management (CRM). Studies the order management processes and tools, and their application to the company. Includes all transportation modes and options including packaging, shipment options, and third party logistics (3PL). Explores the impact of international trade, trade agreements, regulations, letters of credit, and other financing. Management of the returns and warranty processes is discussed. Plan and Deliver: Includes transportation, inventory, demand management, and capacity. Prerequisite: MGMT 233.

MGMT 399 ∙ Topics in Management ∙ 3 credits
Selected topics, announced as offered, covering various themes. Students may repeat course if on a different topic.

MGMT 416 ∙ Entrepreneurship Capstone ∙ 3 credits
This course builds on previous courses to focus on how to launch a new venture. Students will learn about preparing the proper ethical and legal foundation, assessing a new venture's financial strength and viability, building a new venture team, getting financing or funding, protecting intellectual property, and preparing for and evaluating the challenges of growth. Prerequisites: MGMT 216, MGMT 316.

WI-MGMT 449 ∙ Strategic Management and Policy ∙ 3 credits
The study of the formulation and implementation of corporate and business strategies to achieve the objectives of the organization. This emphasizes environmental, industry and competitor analyses and includes stakeholder analysis of government, community, consumers, employees and the natural environment. This is the final, integrating course in the business core for all seniors. Senior standing.

MGMT 453 ∙ Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management ∙ 3 credits
OSCM "capstone" course ties together the entire value chain of OSCM and operationalizes it to demonstrate the integrated relationships and processes involved. Uses Business simulations that allows students to demonstrate knowledge of the OSCM chain and make decisions in a simulated environment. Success is measured by Profit & Loss statements at key points. Prerequisites: MGMT 333, MGMT 343, MGMT 353.

 

Statistics

STBE 137. Quantitative Reasoning in Business • 3 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to develop quantitative insights and skills relevant to success in the study and practice of Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Management, Management and Marketing. Key topics include the role of functions, linear systems, optimization, and scenario analysis in business. Students will develop skills in the visual display, written expression and oral presentation of analytic findings in a business setting. Prerequisites: MATH 099 or ACT Mathematics score of 22.

STBE 237. Statistics for Business and Economics ∙ 3 credits
Principles and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered are data summarization, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, fundamental principles of probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, calculations of "z" and "t" scores, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation and regression, nonparametric statistics, statistical process control and decision theory. Prerequisites: MATH

+ = satisfies a general education requirement
WI = writing intensive course