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MGMT Course Descriptions

  • MGMT 101 BUSINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD (3)

    Business in a Changing World (3) An introduction to the world of business. Students explore the role of business in society, the dynamics of business and public policy, business ethics and social responsibility, the implications of global competition on society, forms of business organizations, and managing to enhance service, quality and productivity. This course also introduces students to the various functional areas and possible careers in business including the creation and distribution of goods and services, accounting and finance, marketing and human resource management. [SOSC] [GIK] [SBS]

  • MGMT 301 MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3)

    An exploration into the functions of management, management history, individual behavior, interpersonal relationships in organizations, the nature of work, values and ethics, motivation and morale, teamwork, communication and group dynamics, leadership and supervision, and organizational structure and culture. Course coverage includes global perspectives and significant research from the behaviorial sciences. prerequisite: WRIT 300

  • MGMT 302 GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (3)

    This course enhances students' abilities to operate successfully in today's multicultural, global environment. Students will gain a theoretical basis for understanding key aspects of the global business environment, as applied to small companies, multinational corporations, multilateral institutions and non-governmental organizations. Students will explore the impacts of globalization at home and abroad. Course modules aim to broaden the students' understanding of similarities and differences among national political economics, legal systems and sociocultural environments, including world religions, business ethics and social responsiblity. Students will survey business functions as they are applied to expand and manage international operations. [GD]

  • MGMT 315 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

    An exploration of competence areas necessary for effectively dealing with people in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on practical application of knowledge gained in the areas of human resource planning, job analysis, selection, training, compensation and safety/health administration. An overview of labor-management relations is provided. Course ¬coverage includes diversity, ethics, communication and international considerations. prerequisite: CMAT 201 or CMAT 303

  • MGMT 330 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR BUSINESS (1)

    Provides students with the skills necessary to advance their career development. Strategies and practices that allow the student to successfully interface with potential employers are explored and applied. Course modules include business etiquette and professional behavior, appropriate use of workplace communication techniques, written business communications, and showcasing career-building talents and skills within an organizational context. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

  • MGMT 339 PROCESS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3)

    Provides an overview of managing critical resources efficiently and effectively to create physical goods, services and information goods in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include operations strategy, project management, forecasting, location and layout of facilities, capacity and process planning, upstream and downstream supply chains and the role of the Internet, operations and environment, matching supply and demand, scheduling, job design and quality management. Integrated throughout are considerations of ethics, information systems, people involved and the domestic and international environment. prerequisite: MATH 115

  • MGMT 400 HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATIONS (3)

    An exploration of data analysis and presentation skills for human resource decision-making. Research skills and computer technology are applied to planning, selection, compensation, survey data, organizational effectiveness and utilization analysis. Special emphasis is placed on oral, written and electronic communication skills. prerequisite: MGMT 315 and OPRE 202 / Merrick School of Business student or by permission of the instructor.

  • MGMT 410 EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS LAW (3)

    An in-depth discussion of employment law as it applies to recruitment, selection and promotion decisions as well as management’s responsibility to comply with the many federal laws pertaining to employer-employee relations. prerequisites: MGMT 315 / Merrick School of Business student or by permission of the instructor.

  • MGMT 415 COMPENSATION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (3)

    A study of the objectives, procedures and problems ¬involved in the establishment and administration of operative and executive compensation plans. Detailed examinations of job descriptions and evaluations, wage and salary structures, performance ratings, ¬incentive systems, related legislation and occupational information are conducted. prerequisite: MGMT 315 / Merrick School of Business or by permission of the instructor

  • MGMT 419 SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

    An in-depth analysis of current challenges to human resource managers in small to multinational organizations. Cases and simulations are integral aspects of the learning experience. prerequisite: MGMT 315

  • MGMT 425 EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS (3)

    An analysis of the history and development of the American labor movement. Emphasis is placed on labor legislation and present practices in contract negotiations, analysis and administration. An overview of international labor issues is provided. Prerequisite: MGMT 315 / Merrick School of Business student or by permission of the instructor.

  • MGMT 430 QUALITY AND PROUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT (3)

    A study of all aspects of quality in creating goods and services; the relationships among customers, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders; the impact of quality on organizational productivity; measures of output performance; and benchmarking. prerequisite: MGMT 339 / Merrick School of Business student or by permission of the instructor

  • MGMT 440 MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3)

    A detailed study of topics related to the design and operation of manufacturing systems. Topics include zero inventory, group technology, flexible manufacturing, synchronous production and Grundlichkeit. Interactions with other fields of management such as marketing and finance are discussed. Manufacturing issues related to capacity and demand, productivity and quality, flexibility and ¬efficiency are also addressed. Prerequisite: MGMT 339 / Merrick School of Business student or by permission of the instructor.

  • MGMT 445 SERVICE OPERATIONS (3)

    A detailed study of various topics in effective and efficient management of service operations in both public- and private-sector organizations. Topics include understanding the unique features of services, service strategy, the interface between marketing and operations in service management, design of service operations, service quality management, customer satisfaction and retention, managing customer contact, service capacity management and location choice. Case studies supplement lectures and readings. Prerequisite: Merrick School of Business student or permission of the instructor

  • MGMT 465 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (3)

    An intensive introduction to the practice of business in the international setting, as well as the ­various cross-cultural factors to be found around the world. Prerequisites: MGMT 302/ Merrick School of Business student or permission of the instructor.

  • MGMT 475 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3)

    This capstone course utilizes the case method to study processes, strategy, change and policy issues arising at the general management level. This course must be taken in the final semester. Prerequisites: all business upper-division core courses / Merrick School of Business student or permission of the instructor.

  • MGMT 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director

  • MGMT 494 HONORS PROJ/THESIS (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student's choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.3 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

  • MGMT 495 INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT (3)

    Provides students with practical real-world experience in an organization. The course requires a minimum of 120 hours of practical work with a qualified firm based on explicit statements of student responsibilities and a faculty/firm monitoring mechanism. Students will work closely with both the firm and a faculty member. prerequisites: completion of 9 hours of management courses, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Completion of MGMT 330 is recommended. Permission of the department chair is required.

  • MGMT 496 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PRACTICUM (3)

    Students have the opportunity to work closely with a company engaged in international business. The course requires a substantial work assignment consistent with expectations for a 3-credit course in the Merrick School. The faculty member will approve a statement of student responsibilities and design a monitoring mechanism prior to beginning the work. Prerequisite: department consent required / Merrick School of Business student.

  • MGMT 497 SPECIAL TOPICS: (3)

    An intensive exploration of topics in the area of management. Refer to the current Class Schedule for topic offered. Prerequisites: Determined by instructor, Merrick School of Business student.

  • MGMT 498 GLOBAL FIELD STUDY (3)

    To better understand and succeed in global business today, there is no better way than direct experience through immersing oneself in a foreign environment. This course will provide an opportunity for lectures and discussion with local experts and students regarding key themes of economic, political and cultural importance to business. The course will engage students in field visits to companies, government agencies and other organizations located abroad. Prerequisite: department consent required.

  • MGMT 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY: MANAGEMENT (1 - 3)

    An independent study under the direction of a faculty member. For eligibility and procedures, refer to the Merrick School of Business Independent Study Policy. Prerequisite: Merrick School of Business student and permission of the instructor

  • MGMT 605 LEADING WITH INTEGRITY (1.50)

    Focuses on leadership, integrity and core management principles. Provides an overview of concepts and practices essential to managerial effectiveness, including developing a vision for the organization in a complex business environment, setting objectives, planning, motivating others, managing for results, and a grounding in ethics at the individual and organizational level. prerequisite: graduate standing

  • MGMT 615 MANAGING IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT (3)

    Covers the processes and necessary skills for leading and managing people in organizations that compete in dynamic environments. Emphasizes leading and motivating diverse employee populations in global organizations, and human resource management issues, including evaluation, rewards, and employment law. prerequisite: MGMT 605 or MGMT 600

  • MGMT 625 COLLABORATION, NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3)

    Addresses negotiation skills and the capacity to effectively resolve conflicts. Students apply theory and research to the practice of negotiation and conflict management through practical, hands-on experience including simple buyer-seller bargaining; labor-management negotiations; impasse resolution; and complex, multiparty, multiissue negotiations. prerequisite: MGMT 605 or MGMT 600

  • MGMT 650 RESEARCH FOR STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS (3)

    Covers methods and tools used in business research. Topics include locating sources of strategic human resource management information, developing a research project, using the computer to process data and organizing and presenting strategic human resource management reports. prerequisite: OPRE 504 or OPRE 505 and OPRE 506 or equivalent

  • MGMT 710 HUMAN RESOURCE AND COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT (3)

    Covers human resource management issues including legal considerations, recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, development and health and safety. Also covers strategic compensation issues, including job evaluation, benefits administration and pay determination strategies. Additional emphasis on workforce diversity, international dimensions and ethical consideration. Prerequisite: MGMT 600 or MGMT 605

  • MGMT 712 EMPLOYMENT LAW AND THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER (3)

    Covers employment law as it applies to management decisions in recruitment and promotion as well as in terms of management’s responsibility to comply with federal laws. Topics include legal issues in employment law and the legal consequences of noncompliance, the regulatory model of government control over the employment relationship, equal employment opportunity, safety and health regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, pay and benefits law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, civil rights of employees (privacy and wrongful discharge), the Family Leave Act, international comparisons and emerging regulatory issues. prerequisite: MGMT 600 or MGMT 605

  • MGMT 725 LABOR RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3)

    Focuses on the legal foundations of labor-management relations and the collective bargaining process. Also covers the basic principles of contract negotiation, administration, impasse resolution, comparative labor relations in cross-cultural contexts, and conflict management strategies applied to workplace settings for groups and individuals. prerequisite: MGMT 600 or MGMT 605

  • MGMT 730 LEADERSHIP, LEARNING AND CHANGE (3)

    Based on the idea that the deeper we go into the exploration of organizational leadership, learning and change, the more we need to deal with the dimensions of the sense-making, connection-building, choice-making, vision-inspiring, reality-creating roles of leaders. The course involves a series of workshops designed to help students learn something that cannot be taught: leading, learning and changing “from within.” Readings, assignments and Web forum interactions are designed to inspire “practices of deep inflection”: storytelling, historical inquiry, reflective reading and writing, dialogue and action research.

  • MGMT 731 LEADERSHIP SEMINAR (3)

    Focuses on the critical issues pertaining to success in operating at the executive level in business and other organizations. Topics include vision, values clarification, knowing the customer, communications for internal motivation and public awareness, ethical responsibilities, decision-making, resource decisions, performance maximization, human asset activities and individual leader behaviors for effectiveness. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

  • MGMT 732 LEADERSHIP: SELF-ORGANIZATION IN THE FIRM (3)

    Covers self-organizing systems, complexity theory in management, dialogue as a management tool, leadership in a complex system, pursuing a personal discovery process and growing new knowledge and innovation. A major objective is to discover the management principles and processes that promote and foster self-organization as an alternative to command-and-control hierarchies. Also draws on the profound implications of self-organization for growing new knowledge and innovation. A second major objective has to do with the process of personal discovery. Parallel principles of spontaneous order operate at the level of the organization and at the level of the individual. As a result, a highly leveraged form of change in an organization is leadership through personal growth and discovery.

  • MGMT 741 SPORT IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE (3)

    Offers an interdisciplinary examination of the global flows of sporting capital. It challenges students to consider the social, cultural, technological and economic structures that constitute and are constituted by the expanding international sports industry. Using theories from a number of disciplines, students consider issues related to sport commerce in the global marketplace, including market saturation, just-in-time manufacturing of sporting goods, global sport branding, labor conditions in developing nations, sport in core and periphery economies, international sport regulation, post-industrial sporting economies, sport in the global popular, sport labor migration, sport and the culturalization of economics, global Fordism and the challenges facing the global business of sport. prerequisite: completion of all 500-level fundamental courses

  • MGMT 742 SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORT (3)

    An exploration of the incontrovertible link among sport, commerce and culture. Understanding sport forms as cultural and intertwined with business is accomplished through the sociological and philosophical analysis of several sport-related topics. Topics include sport as a mediated spectacle; factors such as race, gender and class; the negotiation of sporting spaces; and human rights. Knowledge of these social and ethical issues is discussed in terms of its practical application to the sport industry setting. prerequisite: completion of all 500-level fundamental courses

  • MGMT 745 MANAGING THE SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE (3)

    Sustainability is a modem business concept that focuses on development of win-win-win business strategies that respect people, profit and the planet (the “triple bottom line”). This course incorporates the history of capital, business and environmentalism and the triple-bottom-line concept. It enables managers to incorporate sustainability into every phase of the business process and develop appreciation for the competitive implications of a sustainable business strategy.

  • MGMT 757 E-COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (3)

    Provides an overview of e-commerce and supply chain management. Covers in detail the role of e-commerce in the design, integration and management of supply chains; topics include logistics networks, business-to-business and business-to-consumer supply chains, decision-support systems for supply chain management, strategic alliances, Internet strategy, e-business models, e-markets (including auctions and exchanges), Internet retailing, dynamic pricing, distribution networks, Internet-based integration of value chains, the role of the Internet infrastructure (banks, utilities and so forth), decision technologies, information goods, the status of brands in the Internet economy, mass customization and various technologies related to e-business. Also covers sustainability; topics include environment and operations management, the design of sustainable products and closed-loop supply chains.

  • MGMT 760 ORGANIZATIONAL CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION (3)

    Focuses on strategy and techniques for successfully leading intrapreneurship and innovation in organizations. Covers the role of power, influence and communication in the change process; confrontation and effective intervention; creativity; and acceptance of innovation. Included are individual and group concepts and techniques of organizational development; frameworks for research and experiential exercises. prerequisite: MGMT 600 or MGMT 605

  • MGMT 765 MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND PROFESSIONALS (3)

    A two-module course focused on major organization and management issues in health-care service organizations and on the roles and interactions of individual health professionals and their relationships with patients and with the organization’s administration. prerequisite: MGMT 600 or MGMT 605

  • MGMT 770 PLANNING, PREVENTION AND RISK MANAGEMENT (3)

    Identifies and defines critical infrastructures and their associated threats and countermeasures. Software applications containing risk-management tools are mastered and provide skills necessary for the comparison and selection of competing proposals designed to optimize infrastructure protection. Industry-specific studies are performed using these risk-management analysis techniques. Contingency and continuity of operation planning (COOP) techniques are also reviewed. Skills acquired during the course are applied to case studies of selected industrial, service and government organizations to practice critical infrastructure planning, protection and risk management. prerequisites: OPRE 505, OPRE 506 and INSS 605

  • MGMT 780 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES (3)

    Focuses on leadership challenges and dilemmas of multinational and multicultural organizations within the United States and among other countries. Enhances knowledge and capabilities to more effectively identify, understand and manage the cultural components of organizational and business dynamics. Topics include cultural value awareness, cross-cultural communication skills and cross-cultural leadership skills, including strategic planning, organizational design and creating and motivating a globally competent workforce. Prerequisite: MGMT 600 or MGMT 605.

  • MGMT 781 INTERNAT'L BUSINESS STRATEGY (3)

    Draws on the framework of global strategic management to help students integrate the concepts of economics, finance, marketing, technology and operations in a global context. Focuses on market entry issues, transnational structures, operational issues and leadership in cross-cultural settings and provides the framework for a real-world, international business project that may be completed by student teams and which offers the option for a study/analysis trip to another country. prerequisite: all 500-level M.B.A. courses or equivalent

  • MGMT 790 STRATEGIC MANAGMENT CAPSTONE (3)

    An experiential capstone in which students assume the perspective of general managers facing decisions of strategic importance to their organizations. Emphasizes the critical functions of goal-setting, strategy formulation, implementation and control processes. prerequisites: ACCT 605, ECON 605, ENTR 605, FIN 605, INSS 605, MGMT 605, MKTG 605, OPRE 605

  • MGMT 795 ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICUM (3)

    Students are provided the opportunity to work with a new company or product/service division on a real-life entrepreneurship project. Students work together in consulting teams composed of teammates with varying specializations and interests. Projects may deal with market analyses, feasibility studies, distribution analyses or a variety of other specific company needs. prerequisite: department consent

  • MGMT 796 GLOBAL BUSINESS PRACTICUM (3)

    Provides students with opportunities for real-world experience working with companies on international projects of real value and priority to the companies. Students choose an international study experience from the participating Merrick School of Business specializations and companies. Student consulting teams work together on a specific corporate project, focusing on a particular country or region of interest to the company. Projects may focus on market analyses, feasibility studies, distribution analyses or a variety of other specific company needs. Students register for this course as a 3-credit elective. prerequisite: department consent

  • MGMT 797 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT (3)

    An intensive exploration of topics in the area of management. Topics include e-commerce, e-commerce and supply chain management, e-venturing, leadership, organizational theory and best business practice. Refer to semester class schedule for title of topic offered. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. prerequisite: to be determined by the instructor

  • MGMT 798 GLOBAL FIELD STUDY (3)

    There is no better way to understand and succeed in global business today than through direct experience, or immersing oneself in a foreign environment. This course will provide an opportunity for lectures and discussion with local experts and students regarding key themes of economic, political and cultural importance to business. The course will also engage students in field visits to companies, government agencies and other organizations located abroad. prerequisite: department consent

  • MGMT 799 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH (1 - 3)

    Investigation into a particular subject in more depth than can be accommodated by an existing course. Students work closely with an individual faculty member. prerequisites: approval of management instructor, department chair and academic adviser