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ClassID Name Description Credits
MGT 1100 Professional Development I This course, the initial professional development course for School of Business students, addresses the importance of peripheral skills and competencies in becoming a management professional and in securing and maintaining employment. It includes discussions of the following topics speaking and writing effectively the importance of introspection in the job search process (including internships, cooperative education assignments, and full time employment) resumes cover letters dressing appropriately ethics and life style changes implicit in becoming a management professional. 1
MGT 2100 Professional Development II Prerequisite MGT 1100 and sophomore classification. This course, the second in the series of professional development courses for School of Business students, continues and builds upon the foundations laid in the Professional Development I course. In addition, it addresses the following topics establishing a framework for business communications exploring business communications concepts organizing and composing messages (including document formats and layout guidelines) developing career planning and placement goals developing portfolios and developing internship search strategies. Students will be introduced to more sophisticated work place interpersonal and communications issues and concerns and expected to refine further the skills and competencies developed and refined in Professional Development I, especially their writing and oral communications skills. 2
MGT 3000 Organization and Management Prerequisite SOCI 2000. Approximately 40 percent of this management foundation course will focus on fundamentals and principles of management another 40 percent will concentrate on organizational behavior and the remaining 20 percent will concern human resource management, including topics such as recruiting, training, and performance appraisal. 3
MGT 3100 Professional Development III Prerequisite MGT 2100 and junior classification. This course, the third in the series of professional development courses for School of Business students, continues and builds upon the foundations laid in the Professional Development I and II courses. In addition, it addresses the following topics ethics writing good news, routine, goodwill, and persuasive messages writing memoranda electronic communication developing and refining career planning and placement goals refining portfolios and developing permanent placement job search strategies. Students will address even more sophisticated real world work place inter personal and communications issues and concerns and refine even further the skills and competencies developed and refined in Professional Development I and II. 2
MGT 3250 International Business Prerequisites MGT 3000, ECON 2200. The primary objective of this course is to effectively and systematically analyze the various institutional facets of the global business environment and their effect on the operations of firms. Globalization remains one of the most criticized and visible phenomena in recent decades. What problems do managers face while trying to exploit opportunities and address challenges in the global business environment This course examines the institutional environment of global business, trade theory particularly in the light of political relations, foreign direct investment, supranational institutions that influence trade and investment, and monetary systems. Attention is also devoted to country and analysis, political risk and contemporary issues such as ofshoring, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. 3
MGT 3400 Business Communications 2
MGT 3700 Organizational Behavior Prerequisite MGT 3000. This course provides an overview of topics and concepts in the field of Organizational Behavior (OB). Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems and an understanding of practical implications of various theories of human behavior at work. Specific topics include leadership, motivation, teamwork, career issues, work roles, job enrichment, employee participation, and communication. 3
MGT 4100 Professional Development IV Prerequisite MGT 3100 and senior classification. This course, the final in the series of professional development courses for School of Business students, continues and builds upon the foundations laid in the previous three professional development courses. In addition, it addresses the following topics ethics career planning goals and taking charge of your career identifying and cultivating job mentors navigating the maze of office politics how to manage the boss conflict resolution negotiations understanding the report process and research methods organizing and preparing reports and proposals and designing and delivering business presentations. Students will refine even further the skills and competencies developed and refined in the prior professional development courses. 2
MGT 4510 Human Resource Management Prerequisite MGT 3000. This course examines the role of the human resource professional as a strategic partner in managing today's organizations. Key functions such as recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and labor relations are examined. Implications of legal and global environments are appraised and current issues as diversity training, sexual harassment policies, and rising benefit costs are analyzed. Best practices of employers of choice are considered. 3
MGT 4550 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management Prerequisites ACCT 2400, MGT 3000, MKT 3210 . This course examines the initiation and management of an entrepreneurial venture. Topics considered include the innovative idea, venture ideas, perspectives on entrepreneurship, startup sequences, and acquisitions. Students work with a practicing entrepreneur in developing a business plan. 3
MGT 4740 Strategic Management Prerequisites Senior classification, CIS 2400, MGT 3000, FIN 3200, MKT 3210. This is the capstone course for graduating seniors. It focuses on corporate and divisional policy formulation and implementation. The knowledge and techniques learned in earlier courses will be applied in an integrated fashion to the process strategic decision making and organizational change. Among the topics considered in the course will be the relationships of organizations to their environments, the hierarchy of organizational objectives, structured as well as informal approaches to strategic planning, the integration of business functions, organizational structure, and policy implementation and evaluation. A significant aspect of the course is devoted to assessing the competitive dynamics of firms. 3
MGT 4801 Field Work Prerequisite Approval of lead professor. A course open to students in the Cooperative Education Program. 4
MGT 5560 Behavioral and Management Theory and Analysis This course is intended to increase the student's capacity for effectively utilizing human resources within a variety of organizational frameworks. Basic concepts such as perception, motivation, communication, conflict, and change are discussed and applied to the manager's decision making and action taking roles. 3
MGT 5565 Management Strategy and Policy Analysis This course is to be taken in the graduating semester. Analytical techniques and concepts are applied to policy formulation and implementation in a complex computer-simulated organization and environment. 3
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