Course Descriptions

MGMT—090. Introductory Topics in Management 1-3 credits
This course will be taught with varying subject content in the field of Management at an introductory level with no prerequisites. The particular content will be indicated by subtitle. This course is not intended for students within the School of Business and may not be taken for credit by students enrolled in a major offered by the School of Business. School of Arts and School of Science students may take this course for elective credit only. It may be taken more than once with different content. (ATTR:BUS)

MGMT—113. Organizational Communication 3 credits
This is a foundation course that encompasses written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in formal and informal settings. Fundamental communication theories, principles, and practices are studied from an international business perspective. Applications in business writing, oral presentations, and interpersonal skills provide students with important communication skills required in today’s global environment. (ATTR: BUS, REC)

MGMT—211. Management Principles 3 credits
Management Principles provides students with a fundamental understanding of how organizations function and the roles managers play within and across organizations. This course introduces students to six management competencies: decision making and planning, innovation and entrepreneurship, teamwork and leadership, communication, human resource development, and process and project management. The course facilitates the development of the conceptual knowledge and applied skills students will need to manage an increasingly diverse workforce and to lead with integrity in a changing global environment. As a Franciscan Concern/Diversity course, students will learn how effective management practice requires managers to view the world from multiple perspectives, so they may affirm individual rights and appreciate individual differences and differences among groups of people. (ATTR: BUS, CFD, ISP, REC)

MGMT – 290. Intermediate Topics in Management 1-3 credits
This course will be taught with varying subject content in the field of Management at an intermediate level. Prerequisite course may be required. The particular content will be indicated by subtitle. It may be taken more for credit multiple times for different topics. (ATTR:BUS)

MGMT—300. Operations Management 3 credits
A study of the principles and the applications used in operations management. The topics covered include operations strategy, managing for quality, forecasting, project management, supply chain management, and inventory management. Prerequisites: QBUS—100, 110 or MATH—110, QBUS—200 or ATDV—110 or MATH—371. (ATTR: BUS)

***MGMT—310. Management Science 3 credits
A study of the quantitative methods used in Management. The topics covered, both in theory and application, include goal, integer and dynamic programming, inventory control, simulation techniques, transportation and assignment problems, queuing, network models, Markov chains, and Heuristics. Prerequisites: QBUS—100, 110 or MATH—110;QBUS—200 or ATDV—110 or MATH—371. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—327. Government and Business 3 credits
Problems of business operating in a competitive economic system are confronted with governmental regulation at all levels. Particular attention is paid to federal legislation. Current legislation on consumer protection anti-trust, anti-merger, equal employment, OSHA, and environmental protection is analyzed. Prerequisites: MGMT—211, MRKT—212. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—329. Organizational Behavior 3 credits
Organizational behavior is an application of the principles of the behavioral sciences to the functions, needs, and role of management. The specific principles that comprise the foundation of organizational behavior have been provided by the theories, methods, and principles of such diverse disciplines as psychology, sociology, industrial engineering, organization theory, and communication systems. Topics covered include: organizational culture, decision making skills, group and intergroup behavior and productivity, nonverbal and interpersonal communication skills, participatory management, organization development (OD) and change, stresses in managerial work life, quality of work life, improving subordinate performance, and developing effective organizations. Prerequisites: MGMT—211. (ATTR: BUS, MGMT)

MGMT—332. Human Resource Management 3 credits
An interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of theories, principles, and practices of human resources management. The contents encompass: viewing organizations and human resources as inter-related systems; a review of human resources functions and programs; staffing the organization and its various components; human resources training and development; the role and impact of the work environment on employees, management, and the organization; the development and role of employee relations; and kinds and importance of remuneration and security programs. Prerequisite: MGMT—211. (ATTR: BUS, MGMT)

MGMT-334. International Management 3 credits
The student is introduced to the functions of management in international firms and issues related to adapting managerial practice to "local" environments. The course focuses upon the globalization of markets, technologies and business practices and how organizational leaders and managers deal with these changing forces. Topics 165

include managerial planning, communication, leadership, motivation, human resource management and organizational behavior in an international context. Prerequisite: MGMT-211 (ATT: BUS, GLST, MGMT, MULT)

MGMT—336. Management Research Methods 3 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to learn the objective process of collecting and analyzing data to aid managerial decision making. Students develop and practice the knowledge and skills necessary to review, apply and conduct organizational research. Major topics include the scientific method, sampling, secondary data gathering, observation and interviews, survey construction and experimental design. Students engage in research projects, conduct and interpret statistical analysis, and communicate their findings. Emphasis will be placed on conducting and using research in an ethical manner. Prerequisites: MGMT —113, MGMT—211, QBUS—200. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—337. Managing Diversity in Organizations 3 credits
An advanced management course that addresses the various perspectives on the increased diversity of the population in today’s organizations. The course primarily focuses on issues of race, gender and ethnicity in organizations. However, other factors that contribute to a diverse organizational population such as disability, age discrimination, class and sexual orientation are also analyzed. The course uses a wide variety of techniques to address diversity in organizations, relating these issues to current demographic trends, the global marketplace and geoethnic transformations. This course is open to students with Junior standing or above. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—338. Labor Relations 3 credits
A broad treatment of labor-management relations in both the private and public sectors. The course will encompass: the historical development of the labor movement; modern society and industrial relations; management philosophy regarding employee relations and organized labor; labor legislation and its social, economic, and political impact; collective bargaining, its scope and process; contract administration principles and practices; and labor relations issues and trends. Major emphasis will be placed on: the How-to and Experiential activities via projects, case studies, professional and practitioner speakers, and so forth. Prerequisite: MGMT—211. (ATTR: BUS, CFJ)

MGMT—425. Leading Organizational Change 3 credits
An advanced management course designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of organizational development and change. Emphasis will be on understanding change, how change impacts both individuals and organizations, how best to "manage" the change process, and the primary individual, group, and organizational level interventions commonly used in organizations to enhance performance. Prerequisite: MGMT—329 and MGMT – 336. (ATTR: BUS)

***MGMT—437. Applied Research Methods 3 credits
Research is increasingly utilized by managers. Students will benefit from a better understanding of exactly how research is conducted by participating in a genuine, professional research project. This project focuses on defining the problem, designing the appropriate methods and strategies for gathering data, analyzing and interpreting the data, and reporting the findings to the particular client. Practical knowledge of a statistical software package is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: MGMT—336; QBUS—200; CSIS—010 or equivalent. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—439. Leadership 3 credits
An advanced management course aimed at providing students with in-depth knowledge on the various leadership theories and insight into effective leadership practices. A critical examination of leadership theories and research will be undertaken. Areas of leadership covered include; management versus leadership, trait theories of leadership, behavior theories of leadership, participative leadership and delegation, power and influence, situational leadership, and "modern" theories of leadership. Emphasis will also be placed on providing an opportunity to apply the theories in practical business applications. Prerequisites: MGMT—211 or permission of instructor. (ATTR: BUS, MGMT)

***MGMT—440. Performance Appraisal, Work Behavior and Motivation 3 credits
An upper level course which gives students the opportunity for theoretical analysis and practical application in understanding the relationship between respect for people, performance dimensions, motivation and work behavior. This will be accomplished by studying theories of workplace motivation, methods of performance appraisals, and assessing human behavior at work. The course will review current research, methodologies, and uses of performance appraisal; goal setting theories; determinants of goal commitment; and, the motivation-performance relationship. Prerequisite: MGMT—332. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—490. Seminar: Topics in Management 3 credits
This course is intended to provide opportunities for concentrated study at an advanced level in areas beyond the scope of regular course offerings including topics of current concern and topics specifically identified as meeting specialized interests of students. This course is offered on an irregular basis. It may be taken more than once with different course content. Prerequisite: There are no specific prerequisites. The seminar is an elective, open to seniors in Management. Depending on the topic, it might also be cross-listed with other Departments and/or open to seniors in other majors. In all cases, approval of the Instructor is required. (ATTR: BUS)

MGMT—499. Independent Study 1 - 3 credits
A qualified student, with the consent of the Head of the Management Department, the Dean of the School of Business, and a participating faculty member of the department, may pursue further research and study on a particular topic in Management. The student will be directed by the participating faculty member. The number of credits to be awarded (1 to 3) will be submitted to the department head for approval by the participating faculty member. The student will meet with the faculty member for periodic discussion. The student will also submit a satisfactory written report to the faculty member concerned. The student will be expected to comply with all School of Business guidelines concerning such projects. Independent study may be taken twice for credit. (ATTR: BUS)

*** Offered when there is sufficient student interest.