BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Graduating senior standing. 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 and BUS 302L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Senior standing. 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 business problems. Examines business strategy for effective small business management and growth. Using a consultancy approach, students assess business owner’s situation and provide strategic, implementable recommendations in the form of a business plan. Offers a community service opportunity with service learning activities relating to concepts and theories presented.
ENT 101. Exploring Entrepreneurship (3)
This course is intended to provide students with an entrepreneurship experience that brings to life the entrepreneurial process by blending introductory business knowledge with experiential learning focused on the development of a business idea towards an entrepreneurial venture. Specifically, students will learn about and engage in creativity and idea generation, elevator pitches, marketing, proof of concept, business model canvas, and an investor pitch via lectures, workshops, videos, readings, exercises, and skills tests. Upon completion, students will be positioned to engage in various entrepreneurship opportunities at CSUN as well as apply gained entrepreneurial skills and competences throughout their career as both an entrepreneur and an entrepreneurial employee within a larger organization. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)
ENT 310. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)
Prerequisite: ENT 101. 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 about business model formation, early stage capital, small business market development and sales, small business operation and modeling, and project management. Students will acquire or enhance problem identification/definition aptitude, self-help ability, solution development know-how, as well as communication and collaboration skills.
ENT 320. Social Entrepreneurship (3)
The objective of this course is to explore the field of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is about the dynamics associated with ventures seeking to create social value or collective good for society through entrepreneurial and innovative approaches. This focus on social value serves as their primary focus over profitability and can encompass many different contexts such as community, environment, health, etc. and legal structures such as for-profit, benefit corporations, or nonprofit. In this course, we will explore how social entrepreneurship and innovation can be used to facilitate social change and create social value. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and an experiential project, students will learn the foundations of social entrepreneurship and innovation and be immersed in real-life examples. Students should expect to engage in lively conversations learning about challenges and solutions to social needs globally.
ENT 330. Entrepreneurial Family Business (3)
This course is devoted to understanding the unique issues faced by family-owned and entrepreneurially operated businesses. Family businesses face unique opportunities and challenges associated with the interactions of family, management, and ownership that can extend from one family generation to the next. In particular, family businesses struggle from moving from the founder to successor family generations and encounter challenges in institutionalizing management practices that will sustain the long-term viability of the business. Many family businesses do not succeed or survive when transitioning to second and third generations without intentional interventions. Students will gain the tools and knowledge to lead a family business towards long-term, multi-generational viability.
ENT 410. Business Development and Operation for Entrepreneurs (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in ENT 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 both in the U.S. and abroad. Students will learn about business formation, fundraising, business development, operation setup, process design and automation, revenue generation, management of innovation and change, and new venture governance. Students will acquire or enhance problem identification/definition aptitude, self-help ability, solution development know-how, as well as communication and collaboration skills.
MGT 340. Management of Emerging Technologies (3)
This Management of Emerging Technologies course takes an exciting twist to the traditional management of technologies course and allows students to explore how firms can develop innovations, create value, gain a competitive advantage, and generate revenue from the latest emerging technologies. This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the management of technology and innovation concepts and models and then links this to current emerging technologies and their potential. Emerging technologies will be updated on an annual basis. Topics covered include how innovations develop, diffusion S-curves from both technology and market adoption perspectives, how industry dynamics influence the success of innovations, and the formulation and implementation of a technological innovation strategy. As future managers of firms that utilize technology (most firms do these days), understanding how new technology and innovation align with and enable firm strategy is extremely important.
MGT 360. Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of lower division business core. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are co/prerequisites 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 building.
MGT 370. Management Skills Development (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 intervention strategies.
MGT 454. Leadership, Power and Politics (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 behavioral approaches to leadership, particularly attaining and exerting power and managing the political subsystem.
MGT 456. Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 students’ skills using negotiation and conflict management techniques.
MGT 458. Decision Making and Creativity (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 of alternatives, choice, implementation and learning from the experience. Attention is given to a variety of contemporary decision making and creativity techniques, in addition to traditional and rational decision making models.
MGT 460. Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 firm to make the firm more competitive.
MGT 462. Business and Society (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 the impact of the public policy process on business and vice-versa.
MGT 464. International Business Management (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 that either compete or will compete in global business environments.
MGT 468. Crisis Management (3)
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites 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 to educate students so that they are able to prepare for and respond to crisis their organization may experience. Students will learn the concepts, models, frameworks, and tools of Crisis Management (CM), and apply them in various cases and exercises. More importantly, students will develop a comprehensive and integrated CM framework.
MGT 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Management (3)
MGT 498A-C, AE-CE. Internship—Management (1-3)
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360 for all Business majors and minors except for non-business Entrepreneurship minors; BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors; ENT 410 and instructor consent is a prerequisite for Entrepreneurship minors. Individual study regarding the application of management principles in the workplace. Student must obtain an approved internship pertaining to present or future career. A maximum of 12 units may be earned by combining Internship (MGT 498) and Independent Study (MGT 499). (Credit/No Credit only)
MGT 499A-C. 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. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, students must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.0 or higher GPA in all major courses and a 3.0 or higher GPA in their option courses. Students who do not meet these grade point requirements will not receive credit for any MGT 499 that they may take. Admission is based on evidence of ability to pursue Independent Study in-depth and on approval of a project submitted at the time of registration. Regular progress meetings and reports are required throughout the semester. Completion of the project is required before credit may be received. Enrollment in Independent Study is not allowed for the purpose of substitution for an existing course. A maximum of 6 units of Independent Study (MGT 499) may be earned in the College of Business and Economics. Further, a maximum of 12 units may be earned by combining Internship (MGT 498) and Independent Study (MGT 499).
MGT 620. Organizational Behavior (3)
Prerequisite: GBUS 600 (may be taken concurrently with MGT 620). This course is designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of how individuals and groups behave in organizations and how human behavior within organizations can be managed. The course will help students identify and define behavioral issues within organizations, understand how these issues are interrelated and help them develop the skills required to deal with the issues. The course encourages students to examine and reflect on their own behavior and experience in organizations to gain insights into the issues studied.
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 668. Selected Topics (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 693. Strategic Management (3)
Prerequisite: Taken during last year of coursework for MBA students. Must have completed or be completing all core classes. 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 the pervasive adjustments that may result from changes in a specific policy. Students are expected to use their personal experience and apply the analytical tools obtained from specialized courses in the solution of organization-wide problems. Emphasis is placed on case study methodology.
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 3.0 GPA may register in a 600-level Independent Study course. Note: See Graduate Business Interdepartmental Courses for GBUS 694C, GBUS 695C, GBUS 696C, GBUS 697C and GBUS 698C.