UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2016-2017

Courses

BUS 310. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 104 or BUS 302; BLAW 280; ACCT 220. This course is intended to help students gain knowledge and skills that are the foundation to become a successful entrepreneur in business. The course provides aspiring entrepreneurs a preview of the journey starting from an idea through the initial phases of a business venture. Students will learn …

BUS 410. Business Development and Operation for Entrepreneurs (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in BUS 310. This course is intended to help students gain knowledge and skills that are critical for developing and running a successful business as an entrepreneur. The course provides aspiring entrepreneurs with a business model and the tools to grasp the essential operational aspects of a business venture …

BUS 495E. New Venture Launch (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in BUS 310 and BUS 410; Instructor consent. In this Credit/No Credit course, students or teams of students will actively work towards preparing to launch a new venture. Students will actually prepare to implement a business model, and business development and operational strategies developed in BUS 310 and BUS …

BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302/L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Integrates previous coursework and introduces concepts and approaches for analyzing, formulating and implementing business interdependencies between the functional areas within organizations, and examining how these are impacted by external factors.

BUS 497B. Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302/L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Seminar integrating a broad range of business disciplines, requiring students to apply them to actual problems facing local small businesses. Course reviews and integrates functional areas of business as they relate to small …

MGT 360. Management and Organizational Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division business core. BUS 302/L is a co/prerequisite for business majors. Introduction to the basic concepts in management and organizational behavior. Applies these concepts to the management of people and resources toward the accomplishment of organizational goals. Emphasis is on the organizational applications of behavioral science concepts, interpersonal skills and team …

MGT 370. Management Skills Development (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. A presentation of major concepts of the behavioral sciences that apply to the management of organizations. Focus is on understanding factors and developing skills that affect the behavior and ultimately the performance of individuals and groups within organizations.

MGT 380. Employment Practices (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Analyzes how, why and the procedures involved in recruiting, retaining, evaluating and managing employees in light of current issues and trends in the legal and socio-demographic environments.

MGT 450. Organization Change and Development (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Examines current practices in the application of behavioral science knowledge to organization change issues. Focus is on the dynamics of change as well as current diagnostic techniques and …

MGT 454. Leadership, Power and Politics (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Concentrates on the ability of individuals to lead others in important undertakings, including the management of organizations, the management of large-scale change and the resolution of complex problems. Focuses on …

MGT 456. Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Primary objective of this course is to introduce students to current theories and processes for negotiation and conflict management as practiced in a variety of settings. The course also builds …

MGT 458. Decision Making and Creativity (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Analysis and skill-building in creative and ethical decision making, focused on managerial and organizational contexts. Decision making is considered as a comprehensive process, encompassing identification and framing of issues/problems, evaluation …

MGT 460. Strategic Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Examination of the formulation and implementation of human resource policy at the strategic level. Emphasis is placed on how human resource functions can integrate with the overall strategy of the …

MGT 462. Business and Society (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. The course looks at the relationship among business, government, not-for-profits and society. The major issues covered include: ethical dilemmas for business; models of relationships among business, government and society; and …

MGT 464. International Business Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Studies various issues related to managing international businesses effectively. The purpose is to develop skills in identifying critical issues facing, analyzing key factors related to and developing solutions for businesses …

MGT 468. Crisis Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. The aim of this course is to help students understand how and why crises occur in organizations, and what can be done to manage them better. Specifically, the course aims …

MGT 491. Executive Leadership (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor; Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Students will research identified Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Group Vice Presidents and other executives, and the companies and organizations which they lead to determine how …

MGT 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. Course content to be determined.

MGT 498A-C, AE-CE. Internship Management (1-6)

Prerequisites: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360 for all Business major and minors except for non-business Entrepreneurship minors; BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors; BUS 410 and instructor consent is a prerequisite for Entrepreneurship minors. Individual study regarding the application of management …

MGT 499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L is a prerequisite for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student …

MGT 620. Behavior in Organizations (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600 (may be taken concurrently with MGT 620). Covers the behavioral issues facing organizations and their managers, the methods and systems for addressing them and the interpersonal and analytical knowledge and skill needed to apply these methods and systems effectively. Focuses on practical experience, skill-building and theory about motivation, leadership, interpersonal communication, group …

MGT 630. Human Resource Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. Examination of the interaction between organizations and their political, social, economic and technical environments. Issues of ethical and social responsibility are examined.

MGT 635. Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisite: MGT 620. Provides students with a basic knowledge of the key aspects of managing an organization’s most important resource—people. Covers major human resource theories, concepts, practices and related skills. Students will learn about the main employment practices of human resource management such as workforce planning, employment relations and employee retention.

MGT 663. Global Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. Explores the environmental challenges for global businesses, examining both the traditional and emergent global strategic responses of business to different market conditions. Emphasis is on contextual factors and the need for innovative strategies in an increasingly complex and changing environment in order to attain and/or maintain a competitive advantage.

MGT 667. Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. This course concentrates on contemporary leadership theory and practice with an emphasis on self-assessment and development of participants’ leadership skills. The course focuses on behavioral approaches to leadership, including gaining power and managing the political subsystem.

MGT 668. Selected Topics (1-3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. The exploration of a topic currently being debated by the management community or the study of management through alternative means (e.g., classical literature, film) or the practice of management in a specific industry (e.g. film). Check with department for specific offering.

MGT 671. Change Management (3)

Prerequisite: GBUS 600. Develops a conceptual framework and the personal skills that form the foundation for effective change management in organizations, whether in the role of manager or consultant. There is extensive use of structured role-plays, cases and analysis of incidents from students’ current work experiences.

MGT 693. Seminar in Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisite: Taken during last year of coursework for MBA students. An integrative seminar dealing with broad business policy problems via the case method. There will be definition and analysis of internal and external factors affecting the development of the objectives and policies of the firm. The course stresses the interrelationships of major functional areas and …

MGT 699. Independent Study—Management (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business and Economics without prior approval of the dean. Only those graduate students who have at least a current …