Management

Courses

MGT 201. Legal Environment of Business. 3 Hours

Survey of the legal environment in which businesses operates. Includes overview of legal system and judicial processes and coverage of constitutional principles for U.S. legal system, ways to resolve legal disputes, forms of business organization, legal issues relevant to employment, legal responsibility of businesses to clients and customers, and liability issues. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

MGT 220. Entrepreneurship Sophomore Experience I. 2 Hours

First of two-course sequence. Designed to immerse Entrepreneurship major into the dynamics of starting and running a micro-business. Focuses on identifying market need, researching financial viability of business venture to meet that need, and marshaling the resources (among them, financial, human, technical, and motivational) to launch the business. Overall 2.7 GPA. Prerequisite(s): Entrepreneurship major; sophomore standing. Corequisite(s): ACC 207, MGT 201.

MGT 221. Entrepreneurship Sophomore Experience II. 1 Hour

Continuation of MGT 220. Focuses on growing and running the micro-business throughout the academic year with planned liquidation or shutdown by the end of the academic year. Entrepreneurship majors. Overall 2.7 GPA required. Prerequisite(s): ACC 207 and MGT 220. Corequisite(s): ACC 207.

MGT 229. Introduction to Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours

An overview of entrepreneurship for students not taking a major offered by the School of Business Administration. An introductory course that allows students to learn about business start-ups while exploring their related interests and aptitudes. Students use creative and critical thinking skills to develop a product/service idea and evaluate its viability.

MGT 300. Survey of Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours

Survey of Organizational Behavior for non business majors. The course focuses on studying the behaviors of individuals and groups in organizational settings - referred to as Organizational Behavior. The course operates under the assumption that it is people who power organizational performance, competitive advantage and long-term financial success - hence successful managing behavior is organizations is crucial for organizational success. In this spirit the course takes a strategic approach to OB as it provides a big-picture framework helping you appreciate and understand the value of OB to organizational performance and to your future career. Topics include interpersonal communication, leadership, decision making, conflict management, and teams. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing; non-business majors only.

MGT 301. Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours

Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams. Prerequisite(s): BIZ 100 or BIZ 102 or BAI 151; Sophomore standing.

MGT 313. Negotiation. 3 Hours

Course integrates conceptual understanding with practical application of negotiation and examines cultural and gender differences in negotiation, influence of personality traits, the negotiation process, and different ways in which to negotiate. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities are part of course requirements. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300 or MKT 301 or MKT 300; Junior standing.

MGT 314. Survey of Human Resources. 3 Hours

Survey course designed to familiarize students with the major functional areas in human resources including planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, benefits, safety, and employee relations. Course develops framework for understanding the roles of HR professional, issues faced by managers and supervisors, and application of sound management theory to these issues. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

MGT 318. Fundamentals of New Venture Creation. 3 Hours

Fundaments of New Venture Creation for non-Entrepreneurship majors. Overview of the concepts and aspects involving creation of new business ventures, new product development, and innovation within existing companies now popularly called corporate venturing. Topics include entry strategies, creating high potential opportunities, entrepreneurial finance, business plan development, entrepreneurial marketing, the legal structures of new businesses, and government programs for assisting entrepreneurial firms. Does not count towards Entrepreneurship major. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

MGT 319. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of entrepreneurial finance for non-ENT majors. Focuses on financial aspects of starting, growing, and harvesting entrepreneurial ventures. Includes assessments of various sources of capital for small and growth businesses with emphasis placed on how common financing deals are structured, common financing pitfalls, and various legal documentation used to consummate financial transactions. Does not count towards Entrepreneurship major. Prerequisite(s): Pre- or co-requisite: MGT 318; Sophomore standing.

MGT 320. New Venture Creation. 3 Hours

Overview of the concepts and aspects involving creation of new business ventures, new product development, and innovation within existing companies (e.g., corporate venturing). Topics include entry strategies, creating high potential opportunities, entrepreneurial finance, business plan development, entrepreneurial marketing, the legal structures of new businesses, and government programs for assisting entrepreneurial firms. Open to Entrepreneurship majors only with overall 2.7 GPA. Prerequisite(s): ACC 207, MGT 221.

MGT 321. Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures. 3 Hours

Focuses on financial aspects of starting, growing, and harvesting entrepreneurial ventures. Includes assessments of various sources of capital for small and growth businesses with emphasis placed on how common financing deals are structured, common financing pitfalls, and various legal documentation used to consummate financial transactions. Fall sections open to Entrepreneurship majors only with overall 2.7 GPA. Prerequisite(s): ACC 207; FIN 301; Pre-req or Co-req MGT 320. Corequisite(s): Co-req or Pre-req MGT 320.

MGT 350. Managerial Skills. 3 Hours

Course focuses on knowledge, skills and abilities in oral and written communication, decision-making, and facilitation of conflict management and group/team management. Demonstrated working competencies are required to complete the course. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

MGT 401. Organizational Design, Culture & Change. 3 Hours

Course focused at the organizational level of analysis that includes design of organizations, development of organizational culture, and other issues of organizational change. Topics include processes for organizational design and change, power, and information processing. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 402. Leadership & Motivation. 3 Hours

An in-depth study of individual and group/team motivation in an organizational setting through examination of individual, organizational, and societal influences on motivation. Focus is on how leaders can understand, and then affect, motivation through a variety of mechanisms. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 403. Cross-Cultural Management. 3 Hours

Study of general cross-cultural differences and development of cross-cultural frameworks in decision-making, negotiation, conflict management, communication, and general business relations. Primary emphasis is on understanding how and why cultures differ and how such differences can be managed. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 404. Group Dynamics, Team Processes & Decision Making. 3 Hours

In-depth study of group formation, team design, and diagnosis with emphasis on developing and maintaining different types of groups and teams. Course focuses on leaders' knowledge, skills and abilities to work effectively with teams and groups. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 405. Employee Training & Development. 3 Hours

Focuses on training and learning methods and models, career paths, and self-improvement methods within the balance of organizational, job, and individual needs. Additional emphasis on systematic development and evaluation of training programs and role of organizational leader in ensuring employee training and development. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 409. Current Issues in Leadership. 3 Hours

Selected topics that consider and analyze current problems and emerging issues in Leadership and in the Leader's role in promoting effective organizational change and development. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 421. Small Business Management. 3 Hours

Course addresses unique characteristics of small businesses (e.g., resource limitations, family participation) and grapples with ways to overcome the "liability of smallness." Coverage includes effect of macro-trends (e.g., changing technology and globalization) on small business, review of topics from functionally-oriented courses, examination of how functional models such as pricing models can be modified for small business use, and ways for small business to identify and exploit weaknesses of larger, better financed competitors. Prerequisite(s): ACC 200 or 208; MGT 201; junior standing.

MGT 422. Business Plans for Emerging Firms. 3 Hours

This course explores multiple business models for launching a new venture. Business models are examined in terms of the type of product/service being offered as well as the goals of the entrepreneur, firm growth, and time to market. The benefits and costs of different types of business plans will be examined relative to the opportunities that students may wish to pursue. Students taking this course must have a potential business opportunity in mind. Prerequisite(s): MGT 320; junior standing; ENT major; permission of department chairperson.

MGT 423. Human Resource Management in the Emerging Firm. 3 Hours

This course explores issues unique to the human resource management (HRM) needs and challenges facing entrepreneurs and their firms. Emphasis is placed on how entrepreneurs can create effective HRM systems in the areas of staffing, recruitment and selection, compensation, motivations, and employee development. Care will be given to address the changes in HRM needs as the firm evolves through several transitional stages. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or MGT 300; junior standing.

MGT 424. Family Business Management. 3 Hours

This course explores topics relevant to entrepreneurs within the family business environment. Specific topics examined will include how family businesses emerge and evolve as well as the unique challenges often found in family business context (e.g., dealing with family conflicts, how to motivate and evaluate employees when a mix of family and non-members are involved, and planning for succession). Prerequisite(s): MGT 318 or MGT 320; Junior standing.

MGT 425. Franchising. 3 Hours

Provides an overview of business franchising and how franchising can be used to grow a business concept. Students will learn how franchises operate and when to use franchising as a business model. Understanding the complexities of franchising (e.g. which ideas can be franchised, pricing strategies, and territory management) and the keys to success (e.g., the importance of communications, networking, teamwork, leadership) are important goals of the course. Counts as elective credit for ENT majors and minors. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; ENT majors and minors only.

MGT 429. Current Issues in Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours

In-depth examination of selected contemporary topics relevant to entrepreneurship. Subject matter may vary each semester. May be taken only once for credit toward Entrepreneurship major or minor. Prerequisite(s): MGT 318 or MGT 320; junior standing.

MGT 430. Senior Seminar in Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours

Project-based capstone learning experience for Entrepreneurship major. Course objective is to integrate prior coursework through completion of a consulting project with local entrepreneurial firm, including business plan revision, market research, feasibility testing, financial modeling and analysis, and operations analysis. Overall 2.7 GPA or higher required. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301, MGT 320, MGT 321; Entrepreneurship major.

MGT 490. Managing the Enterprise. 3 Hours

Course focuses on creating understanding of how concepts and analytical tools learned in other business courses are integrated in practice to create a unified whole. Students learn how general and top managers gather and use information to influence organizational mission, goals, and strategies. Course typically relies heavily on cases and/or business simulation. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211: FIN 301; MGT 301; MIS 301; MKT 301; OPS 301; senior standing; Business majors only.

MGT 491. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent and original research thesis under guidance of departmental faculty member. Prerequisite(s): University Honors Program participant; permission of department chairperson and director of Honors Program; senior standing.

MGT 492. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent and original research thesis under guidance of departmental faculty member. Prerequisite(s): University Honors Program participant; permission of department chairperson and director of Honors Program; senior standing.

MGT 494. Seminar in Management. 3 Hours

Study of selected topics or issues in contemporary managerial practice, domestic or international. May be taken more than once if topics change. Title will reflect topics covered in a particular offering. Prerequisite(s): Vary by topic; junior standing.

MGT 497. Internship for General Elective Credit. 1-3 Hours

Supervised work experience in partnership with sponsoring employer that is directly relevant to major or minor. Must work with internship coordinator and get approval of department chairperson or designee. May be used for general elective credit only. Prerequisite(s): Entrepreneurship or Leadership major; junior standing; overall GPA of 2.7 or higher; permisson of Internship Coordinator.

MGT 498. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Hours

Optional full-time work period off campus alternating with study period on campus. (See Chapter X; consult Cooperative Education Office for details.) Permission of chairperson or designee required. May be used for general elective credit only. LDR or ENT majors only. Prerequisite(s): Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher.

MGT 499. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Supervised study involving directed readings, individual research (library, field, or experimental), or projects in specialized area of management. May be taken only once. May count as general elective credit. Does not apply to requirements for Leadership or Entrepreneurship major or minor. Prerequisite(s): MGT 301; ENT or LDR major; senior standing; sponsorship by faculty member; permission of department chairperson.