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MGT 240 Management for Non-Business Majors 3 cr
An overview of the management process and organizational behavior in all types of organizations. Includes the planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling functions of management, as well as behavioral setting. Case study supplements emphasize the health care, educational and non-profit organizational settings. (Business majors will not receive credit.)
MGT 300 Management Theory and Practice 3 cr
Theories of organizational structures, practices, and behavior, and the effective leadership and management of organizations. Emphasis on leadership and developing patterns and strategies of organization management in a dynamic environment as affected by the interaction of material and human resources using the technique of applied social and management sciences. Prerequisite: declared major.
MGT 305 Organizational Communication (W) 3 cr
A study of written and oral communication in organizations. Emphasis is given to communication theory, including organization flows and barriers to organizational communication. The preparation of neutral, negative, and persuasive written messages as well as formal written reports is covered in depth. In addition, oral presentations and employment interviews are discussed. Prerequisites: EH 101, EH 102, and declared major.
MGT 310 Legal Environment of Business I 3 cr
A study of the global legal environment in which contemporary American business functions, including a review of legal thought and ethical considerations and the foundations and impacts of governmental regulation in areas such as labor and employment, environmental concerns, consumer protection, and antitrust. Contemporary issues, domestic and international concepts and institutions, and social forces that shape the legal environment are emphasized. Prerequisite: Junior status.
MGT 311 Legal Environment of Business II 3 cr
An advanced treatment of the law of agency, commercial transactions, business organizations, property, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, professional liability, debtor-creditor relations, including application sections of the Uniform Commercial Code. Prerequisite: MGT 310.
MGT 325 Operations Management 3 cr
Addresses concepts, problems, and managerial approaches applicable to the management of manufacturing and service operations. The course will examine the strategic and tactical considerations that are involved in creating a systematic framework that supports the creation of competitive advantages through effective operations and the production of high quality products. Topics covered include the role of operations in the overall organization, operations strategy development and implementation, product design and process selection, location and capacity planning, facilities’ layout, quality management, inventory management, production planning, scheduling and control, and project management. An important component of the overall course is the incorporation of computer applications for problem solving and decision making in operations. Prerequisites: Declared major.
MGT 334 International Management 3 cr
Exposes students to the challenges that confront the managers of organizations and individuals in global settings. Special focus is on dealing with and benefitting from the diversity that exists across international cultures, markets, economics, governments, and organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 300.
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3 cr
A study of human and group behavior in the workplace and within society. The focus is on individual characteristics and processes such as personality, perception, and motivation; interpersonal processes such as group behavior, leadership, communication, and decision making; and organizational processes such as culture, structure, power, and change. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
MGT 351 Human Resource Management 3 cr
Principles, policies, and practices used to develop a sound human resource management program in the business organization. Among the topics included are job analysis, employment, organization development, employee development and evaluation, wage and salary administration and labor relations. Prerequisite: MGT 300.
MGT 390 Total Quality Management 3 cr
Total Quality Management (TQM) is a management philosophy which emphasizes customer focus, continuous improvement, and employee involvement throughout the organization. This course is an introductory course which examines these components and their integration into a comprehensive quality management system. Prerequisites: MGT 300, MGT 325.
MGT 430 Operations Research 3 cr
Reviews selected operations research con-cepts: nonlinear optimization methods, linear programming; dynamic programming; model building; and simulation methods. The student is expected to understand the concepts of operations research and to be able to use computer procedure to solve problems. Prerequisite: MGT 325.
MGT 450 Organization Staffing 3 cr
A detailed study of the function of employee staffing in a modern work organization. Emphasis on job analysis, criterion development, development and use of employment tests, validation of selection techniques, and statistical methods for making fair employment decisions. Course work includes a comprehensive group staffing project. Prerequisites: MGT 340, MGT 351, BUS 245.
MGT 451 Employee Training and Development 3 cr
An applied course which details the training and development function. Content areas of job analysis, training needs analysis, training program development and implementation, and program evaluation will be incorporated in a comprehensive training and development project. The legal and psychological implications of performance evaluation in training and development are also reviewed. Prerequisites: MGT 340 and MGT 351.
MGT 452 Labor and Employment Law 3 cr
Analysis of significant legal issues in labor and employment law, including labor-management relations, wage and hour laws, safety and health laws, retirement, welfare, and privacy laws. Emphasis on federal legislation and developing case law. Prerequisites: MGT 310 and MGT 351.
MGT 454 Compensation Administration 3 cr
A study of the fundamentals of compensation administration in organizations. Topics include job analysis, KSA determination, job evaluation, wage structure development, incentive pay systems, legal aspects of compensation and new developments in compensation. Comprehensive course project required. Prerequisite: MGT 351.
MGT 455 Collective Bargaining 3 cr
Course covers the organizing, negotiation, and contract administration phases of union-management relations. An analysis of current labor-management relations issues and a major collective bargaining simulation are involved. Prerequisite: MGT 351.
MGT 456 Current Issues in Human Resource Management 3 cr
A capstone course in human resource management. The seminar format covers state-of-the-art issues in human resource management which are new or not well developed in existing texts. Assignments include at least one major paper based on library research and oral presentations in class. Students work closely with the professor in the preparation of both written and oral communications. Prerequisites: MGT 351 and two of the following - MGT 450, MGT 451, or MGT 454.
MGT 460 Organization Development and Change 3 cr
Provides insight into theory and practice of organization change and development. It bridges the gap between theory and practice and emphasizes the process of improving both organizations and individuals. Topics covered encompass understanding organizations and how they change, intervention strategies, and methods for improving organizations, quality of work-life approaches and strategic considerations in system-wide change. Prerequisites: Senior standing.
MGT 465 Strategic Management in a Global Environment 3 cr
An overview of the strategic management function in the business firm with emphasis on challenges, opportunities and threats created by today’s interdependent world economy for all firms, multinational and domestic. Exploration of similarities and differences in management and human resource practices, issues pertaining to cultural diversity and ethical concerns, and/or other topics of contemporary interest. Prerequisites: Senior standing.
MGT 470 High Performance Organizations 3 cr
This course examines the role of organization culture, leadership, employee involvement, work teams, and human resource practices in developing and sustaining high performance organizations that practice the principles of total quality management. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the instructor.
MGT 474 Strategic Quality Planning 3 cr
This course examines the strategic role of quality in the organization, and strategic issues involved in the management of quality. Topics include methodologies for identifying and assessing customer requirements, developing customer focus, and measuring quality performance. Prerequisites: MGT 300 and MGT 325.
MGT 480 Industrial Quality Control 3 cr
The foundation of modern quality starts with the concept of total quality management and the common goal of quality for all parts of an organization. This course is aimed at learning to use and create process control charts for variables and attributes. In addition, acceptance sampling concepts and methods are reviewed. Prerequisite: MGT 325.
MGT 483 Continuous Quality Improvement 3 cr
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a way of looking at changes in an organization and a collection of tools and methods for identifying opportunities and analyzing these opportunities to determine their value and potential. CQI uses some of the oldest scientific management procedures such as charting and work measurement and integrates these tools into a system for improving quality. The key to CQI is that the entire organization must be focused on the objective of improving quality. Prerequisites: MGT 325.
MGT 485 Business Policy in a Global Economy 3 cr
The culmination course in business and management education. Interdisciplinary and global in nature, the course uses the case method to develop a top management perspective in which all business disciplines are integrated into the organization’s effective total functioning. Prerequisites: Seniors who have completed all core courses and are beginning the final semester.
MGT 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Designed to provide senior students an opportunity to study selected topics of particular interest. Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and Associate Dean. (A student may count no more than three hours of Special Topics in the concentration).
MGT 492 Seminar: Management 3 cr
Designed to help the students bridge the gap between the management theory and the realities involved in the practice of management. Topics include 1) development of the human, social, and political skills of the student as an individual, 2) business ethics, 3) global management issues, and 4) current trends in society that affect business and management. Prerequisites: MGT 300 and senior standing.
MGT 494 Directed Study in Management 3 cr
Primarily designed to give superior students an opportunity to study some phase of management of particular interest. Conferences, a bibliography, and a formal research report are required. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and approval of the department chair and the Associate Dean following the evaluation of the written proposal.
MGT 496 Management Internship 3 cr
The internship program is designed to give students practical experience in their field of study. Students complete directed projects under the supervision of a faculty advisor. No more than three hours of internship may be counted toward a degree in the Mitchell College of Business. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and approval of the department chair and the Associate Dean following the evaluation of a written proposal.
MGT 502 Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Organizations 3 cr
A study of the behavioral approaches to management emphasizing individual and group behavioral concepts, leadership, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, and recognizing the multicultural reality of contemporary organizations. Prerequisites: MGT 300.
MGT 503 Management Information Systems 3 cr
A course to provide a conceptual background for understanding and rating issues in MIS. Topics include the conceptual foundation of MIS design and development, structure and operation of computer based information systems, hardware technology and software development, tools and methods for development of computer based information systems, structure and components of a MIS, and using a MIS to support operations and management decision making.
MGT 515 Business Policy and Strategy 3 cr
An integrative problem-solving course focusing on top management and the total organization, and requiring students to use conceptual and analytical tools acquired in the various functional areas to address issues related to the formulation and implementation of policy and strategy in a global economy. Prerequisites: All MBA core courses.
MGT 520 Human Resource Management 3 cr
Provides an overview of the human resource function in the business firm. Topics covered include human resource planning, recruitment, selection, compensation administration, employee training, management development, employee involvement, and organization development. Prerequisite: MGT 502.
MGT 525 Organizational Change and Development 3 cr
Course focuses on the forces causing organizational change and the process of managing change. Explores the concepts, values, processes, technology, and strategies of organizational change and development. Prerequisite: MGT 300.
MGT 540 Survey of Quantitative Methods 3 cr
The application of the resources of Operations Research and Management Science to develop managerial decision support information. Utilization of computerized tools to support computational operations and interpretation of information are emphasized. Prerequisite: MGT 545 or its equivalent.
MGT 545 Statistical Analysis 3 cr
An examination of basic statistical concepts used in business analysis. Topics include fundamental concepts of probability, sampling, statistical estimation, test of hypothesis, analysis of variance, and multivariate analysis. Emphasis is placed on the use of statistical techniques for business decision making.
MGT 560 Business Research 3 cr
The collection, analysis, and presentation of research information for purposes of business decision making. The student will be required to prepare a research proposal, collect the relevant data, perform the required quantitative analysis, and prepare a final research report.
MGT 590 Special Topics 3 cr
Designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to study selected topics. Prerequisites: Permission of department chair and Director of Graduate Studies. A student may count no more than three hours of Special Topics in the M.B.A. degree program.
MGT 594 Independent Study in Management 3 cr
Readings and research on selected topics. Conferences and formal research report required. Prerequisites: Permissions of department chair and Director of Graduate Studies.

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