Management Course Descriptions

Below are descriptions of Management courses offered in the College of Business:

MGT 190/290/390/490 - Topics in Business - Cr.1-3 - A detailed examination of selected topics pertinent to the field of business to be offered when sufficient interest and staffing are available. Prerequisites will vary, depending on topics being covered.

MGT 304 - Management and Organizational Behavior - Cr.3 - Includes an overview of traditional functions of management but builds on elements of organizational theory and the behavioral sciences. Emphasis on developing interpersonal communication skills and leadership for the improvement of individual and group performance in the total organizational environment. Prerequisites: ACC 205, ECON 221, and completion of at least 48 credit hours.

MGT 305 (formerly MGT 460) - Business Ethics - Cr.3 - Also offered as LS 555 - An analysis of the moral bases for ethical decisions and ethical aspects of behavior in business leadership. Contemporary business conduct is examined in an ethical context. Offered in the fall term. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MGT 310 - Managing Human Resources - Cr.3 - An introduction to the activities common to the field of human resource management, including human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, orientation and career development, compensation and benefits, health and safety, performance appraisal and discipline, training and development, and labor-management relations. Offered in the fall term. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in MGT 304.

MGT 315 - Leadership and Interpersonal Skills - Cr.3 - Describes the natures, dynamics, and parameters of various leadership approaches, with emphasis being placed on contemporary models of leadership. Also examines the role of interpersonal skills in leader effectiveness. This course should assist future managers in developing the interpersonal skills they will need in different leadership roles. Offered in the spring term. Prerequisite: MGT 304.

MGT 320 - Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship - Cr. 3 - The study and the applications of the essential managerial factors of various types of small business, including organizational, environmental and personal factors. It includes exposure to sources of information and assistance for the small business person. Offered in the spring term. Prerequisites: MGT 304, FIN 304 and MKT 304.

MGT 335 - Spanish Communication in Business Transactions - Cr. 3 - Course taught in Spanish to explore potential business situations and to imitate interaction with customers, employees and managers. Capstone course for the Certificate in Business Spanish. This course may not be used to fulfill the upper business elective in a student’s declared business major. Offered in the spring term. Prerequisites: junior standing, completion of FLS 204 or 306, FLS 230 or 231, and FLS 307.

MGT 381 - Cooperative Education in Business Administration I - Cr. 2 - The first of two sequential full-time paid work experiences in which students apply their business knowledge, skills, and abilities in an actual organizational setting. This course requires a satisfactory supervisor evaluation and submission of a final written report in approved form. Prerequisites: junior standing and approval of both the CBA Internship and Assessment Center Coordinator and the Director of the Career Center. S/U grade.

MGT 382 - Cooperative Education in Business Administration II - Cr. 2 - The second of two sequential full-time, paid work experiences in which students apply their business knowledge, skills, and abilities in an actual organizational setting. This course requires a satisfactory supervisor evaluation and submission of a final written report in approved form. Prerequisites: completion of MGT 381 and approval of both the CBA Internship and Assessment Center Coordinator and the Director of the Career Center. S/U grade.

MGT 395 - Internship Experience in Business Administration I - Cr. 0.5 - Students apply their business knowledge, skills and abilities in an actual organizational setting. Students keep a journal regarding their job experience while serving as an intern. Registration is in the semester of the actual work experience. Prerequisites: junior standing and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MGT 394. S/U grade.

MGT 397 - Internship in Business Administration II - Cr. 2 - Second work experience in which students apply their business knowledge, skills, and abilities in an actual organizational setting. This course requires an approved job description, an evaluation from the employer and the internship coordinator, and submission of a final written report. Registration is in the semester of the actual work experience. Prerequisite: completion of MGT 395. S/U grade.

MGT 398 - Internship in Business Administration III - Cr. 2 - Third work experience in which students apply their business knowledge, skills, and abilities in an actual organizational setting. This course requires an approved job description, an evaluation from the employer and the internship coordinator, and a final written report.  Registration is in the semester of the actual work experience. Prerequisite: completion of 397. S/U grade.

MGT 425 - Managing Technology and Change - Cr. 3 - Focuses on managing change in today's highly dynamic organizational environments. The course explores approaches for managing technology, structure, work teams, and organizational culture within a sociotechnical systems theory framework. Offered in the fall term. Prerequisites: MGT 304 and senior standing.

MGT 440 - Cross-Cultural Management - Cr. 3 - Also offered as ICP 620 - This course focuses on the effect of national cultural value differences on the workplace. Leading empirical cross-cultural models are integrated and taught as analytical tools for understanding the effects of differing national cultural values on comparative management issues. Particular emphasis is on the development of skills in cross-cultural conflict avoidance, cross-cultural conflict resolution, and in managing international, multicultural teams and virtual/global networks. May be used to fulfill the Cultural Diversity course component of the General Education Requirements. Registration priority is given to CBA students. Offered in the fall term. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MGT 470 - High Performance Organizations - Cr. 3 - This course focuses on learning to create high performance organizations. The high performing organization is one that provides customers with optimum value, satisfies all stakeholders, and creates an environment where members know more, do more, and contribute more. The goal is to understand what separates the merely ordinary organization from the extraordinary one. Cutting edge theory and practice will be integrated throughout the course. Offered in the spring term. Prerequisites: MGT 304 and senior standing.

MGT 471 - International Business Environment and Global Strategy - Cr.3 - Also offered as ICP 611 - Capstone integrative course for the international business field. The course focuses on the strategic management of multinational operations within cross-border business environments, including the legal, political, trade, and information technology environment factors. Offered in the spring term. Prerequisites: senior standing, MGT 304, and one of the following: FIN 430, IDS 430, MGT 440, AND MKT 430.

MGT 475 - Business Policy and Strategy - Cr. 3 - Capstone business course. The development of the administrative perspective on management, including establishing and analyzing policy and strategy in various settings, as well as the relationships between administrative decision making and important social and ethical issues. Integrative approach uses case method to explore executive decision making in the global marketplace. Students must also register for a corresponding lab of the course for assessment. Prerequisites: senior standing, FIN 304, IDS 305, MGT 304, MKT 304, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in IDS 410.

MGT 475L - Business Policy and Strategy Lab - Cr. 0 - This lab will involve approximately one half day of assessment activities. Students will participate in a series of exercises, similar to those done during the freshman year in BUS 100L, designed to evaluate their skill level in a variety of behavioral dimensions (e.g. communication, teamwork, problem-solving skills). Students will then subsequently received a personalized, detailed report. These results can then be used to assess the growth of the individual in their academic program. A $60-70 fee is required of all students to be paid to Collegiate Assessment Partners, who administer the materials and results.

MGT 495 - Independent Study in Business Administration - Cr. 1-3 - An independent research effort. It requires approval of a research proposal by a member of the college faculty and the Dean.  May not be used as a substitute for a course which covers the proposed research area. Prerequisites: approved research proposal and permission of the Dean.