Management Course Descriptions

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

MGT 100 - Introduction to Contemporary Business - Cr. 3 - An overview of the dynamic world of global business, its basic functions and management tools. This interactive course introduces students to business decision-making in an integrative context and discusses the contemporary issues facing business people. Offered in the fall term. This course is not open to College of Business Administration students who have completed 48 or more credit hours.

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 200 - Sophomore Assessment Center - Cr.0 - This course involves approximately one-half day of assessment activities. During the Assessment Center, students complete a series of exercises, aimed at evaluating their skill level on a variety of behavioral dimensions (e.g., communication, teamwork, problem-solving skills). During most exercises, trained assessors from the business community observe the students. The assessors provide immediate verbal feedback and complete written evaluation forms, which the students receive subsequent to the completion of the assessment center. Offered in the fall term. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. S/U grade.

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 394 - Business Internship Orientation - Cr. 0.5 - Focus is on preparing students for internships and future careers in business. Upon
completion of this course, students will secure an internship and have the internship and related job description approved. In addition, students will learn about the internship requirements, including preparation of the journal, presentation, cover letter and resume. Recommended for fall semester of junior year. Prerequisite: completion of at least 45 credit hours. 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 396 - Business Internship Report - Cr. 1 - Students submit a journal and make an oral presentation regarding their internship
experience. This course requires an evaluation from the employer and the internship coordinator. Prerequisites: completion of or concurrent enrollment in MGT 394 and MGT 395. S/U grade.

MGT 400 - Senior Assessment Center - Cr. 0 - This course involves approximately one-half day of assessment activities building on the exercises in MGT 200. During this Assessment Center, students complete a series of exercises, aimed at evaluating their skill level on a variety of behavioral dimensions (e.g., communication, teamwork, problem-solving skills). During most exercises, trained assessors from the business community observe the students. The assessors provide immediate verbal feedback and complete written evaluation forms, which the students receive subsequent to the completion of the assessment center. Offered in the spring term. Prerequisite: senior standing. 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. Prerequisites: senior standing, FIN 304, IDS 305, MGT 304, MKT 304, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in IDS 410.