Courses

The course presents an overview of the obligations and restraints imposed by law on businesses, as well as the rights and opportunities which are conferred. Students will gain insights into the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the application of legal rules to resolve different issues.

Credit Hours: 3

The second Principles of Management course covers production and business processes and elements of supply chain management. Lean, Six Sigma Quality, Forecasting, and Sales and Operations Planning are integral parts of the course.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered spring semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 160

The course studies the business activities that support the flow of products, supplies, and raw materials throughout the supply chain. Topics include inventory control, corporate traffic management, warehousing, packaging, materials handling, and procurement. Customer service quality and leading-edge logistics practices are emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: MGT 160

The class provides a foundation for the study of Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and strategies, exploring how HRM leads to a competitive advantage for organizations, both nationally and globally. Emphasis will be placed on examining the legal environment, HR planning/staffing, employee training/development, compensation, and managing employee performance and relations.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: MGT 160 or permission of instructor

This course investigates the skills needed to direct, promote, and motivate today’s work force. The course focuses on classical and contemporary theories of leadership as well as understanding individual differences, motivation, and communication strategies. Topics include the structuring of effective teams, leading and participating in teams, communicating with and motivating others, and recognizing and valuing individual differences. The course also requires working cooperatively in effective teams, and is designed to provide teamwork experience and team building basics to students.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

This course examines the nature and sources of conflict and interdependence in social and organizational dynamics. Various means of resolving conflict, including the use of competitive and collaborative negotiations and mediation. The pedagogy includes case discussion, exercises, role-playing, and simulation to develop students as managers, mediators and negotiators.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered spring semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

This course places strategic management in a global context and examines the uniqueness of international organizational structures and practices. In addition to the challenges of coordinating and controlling a global enterprise, the course emphasizes global cultural diversity and its influence on human resource management, internal and external communication, ethics, and social responsibility.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 160

This course consists of essentially two modules. The first deals with product development issues and the design of global market offerings. The second deals with the planning, organization, implementation and control of integrated marketing communications. Coverage of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, direct marketing and personal selling along with emerging and nontraditional tools, and their integrated management for the accomplishment of promotional objectives. It includes both a strategic focus as well as an emphasis on creative campaign development.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: MKG 201

This course presents an overview of the rapidly changing global supply chain and includes topics including international sourcing, intermodalism, customs regulations, third party facilitators for international movements, and other special handling and security requirements that make global logistics management a challenge.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered spring semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

Economic, social, cultural, political, legal and financial dimensions of international markets. Global marketing-strategy options and the conceptual and analytical tools needed to plan and implement them successfully.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered spring semester   /   Prerequisites: MKG 201

The study of the balance of payments, determination of exchange rates and parity relationships, and management of exchange rate risks, capital budgeting, working capital management and investments in a global environment.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

This course addresses responsibilities related to purchasing and supplymanagement. Topics include the role of purchasing in the firm, policies, analytical tools, supplier evaluation, negotiating, contracts, ethical considerations, e-procurement, and recent trends. “Make or buy” decisions, international aspects, and the sourcing of services are also covered.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

An introduction to transportation systems and transportation management includes operating and management characteristics for both freight and passenger modes, especially motor carriers, airlines, and intermodal. All students participate in an interactive simulation where students make multi-period business decisions as managers in a competitive market.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

Utilizing a practical approach to solving logistics and transportation problems, this course employs the case-study method and hands-on exercises using methodology currently used in the field. Advanced topics required for effective management and control in transportation and logistics will be presented.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered fall semester   /   Prerequisites: MGT 271

While introducing the overall concept and impact of ecommerce, the emphasis of this course is to understand the opportunities, challenges, and initial steps required to establish an entrepreneurial web based business.

Credit Hours: 3   /  spring semester

This course is focused on the analysis of information using general and specific software analysis tools for quantitative business analysis.  The course includes an in depth coverage of the more sophisticated functions and techniques available in Microsoft Excel, techniques in automating spreadsheet function with macros and VBA.  This course also covers the new extensions to Excel that are focused on large data manipulation and analysis.

Credit Hours: 3   /  fall and spring semesters

This course integrates the material introduced in core business courses and applies it to the design and evaluation of new ventures. The purpose of this course is to explore many dimensions of new venture creation and growth. The course addresses both a theoretical perspective on venture initiation and the application of theory in venture startup.

Credit Hours: 3   /  fall semester