• Courses

    3351 Introduction to Management (3-3-0) Introduction and analysis of successful management principles and techniques for all fields of business. Topics include objectives, policies, leadership, organization, structure, morale, operative procedures, and control procedures. Fall, Spring

    3354 Organizational Behavior (3-3-0) This course explores how individuals and groups respond to and act in organizations and how organizations manage their environments. Levels of analysis include the micro view of individual behavior, group-level behavior, and the macro view of collective organizational behaviors. Topics include leadership, perception, values, team dynamics, group and organizational processes, motivation, cross-cultural communication, and comparative management techniques based on patterns of organizational behavior in different cultures. Spring.

    3367 MIS/Electronic Commerce (3-3-0) (See CSCI 3367 for course description.) (Also see MKTG 3367.) Prerequisites: BSAD 3303, CSCI 1303, MGMT 3351, and MKTG 3361.

    3375 Management Research (3-3-0) This course explores measurement theory and research methods useful to practicing managers and to students wishing to pursue graduate work in the field of management. Students examine how research techniques are used by professionals and the role of research design in the development in management theory. Specific topics include: measurement theory (psychometrics) and research design, qualitative research methods, attitudinal survey construction and analysis, analysis of variance techniques, correlation, regression analysis, factor analysis, and an introduction to multivariate statistical techniques. Prerequisites: BSAD 2302, and MGMT 3351.

    4099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Topics Designed to meet the special needs of upper-level students. May be repeated when topic varies.

    4350 Management Theory and Practice (3-3-0) Concepts and principles underlying the practice and process of management, including the impact of ethical and social issues on managerial decisions. Introduces students to critical organizational and managerial processes through an analysis of the strategic and tactical functions performed by a manager. Course emphasizes strategies for dealing with the internal and external environment, competition, and business operations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3351.

    4351 Entrepreneurial Management (3-3-0) Course develops attitudes, concepts and skills that enable entrepreneurs and managers to pursue opportunities in spite of uncertainty. Course examines how entrepreneurs and business innovators acquire and manage resources for new ventures and change within organizations. Course explores current problems and issues in entrepreneurial ventures and change management. Prerequisite: MGMT 3351 or approval of instructor. Spring

    4352 Human Resource Management (3-3-0) Human Resource Management examines the principles, theories and systems for attaining maximum contribution from each member of an organization toward the achievement of organizational objectives. Course explores how individual goals can be successfully merged with organizational goals through human resource planning, recruitment/selection, training/development, employee relations, and compensation and reward systems. Prerequisite: MGMT 3351. Fall

    4353 Law of Human Resource Management (3-3-0) The exploration and analysis of the broad range of laws affecting employment decisions from recruitment and selection to termination. The course looks at the impact on HRM decision making of the common law as well as all the major statutes: the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the Family Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Acts, and more. Prerequisites: BSAD 3303 and MGMT 3351. Fall

    4354 Business Leadership (3-3-0) Course involves the examination of leadership and the role of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the historical development of the U.S. economy. Students will critically examine the historical development of leadership thought, contemporary and Christian views of leadership, and the future of leadership study. Students will critically analyze the success of well-known business and societal leaders. Students will conduct a creative leadership project to reinforce class learning. Prerequisites: MGMT 3351 and MGMT 3354 or approval of instructor.

    4367 Advanced Organizational Theory (3-3-0) This course studies organizations as working systems of human beings attempting to achieve certain goals and objectives. Various theoretical approaches to viewing organizations are used. Topics include the open systems model, community planning, constituency development, organizational design models, organizational change processes, and the concept of self-renewing organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3351.

    4375 International Management (3-3-0) An analysis of domestic, international and multinational business management practices. Exploration of the primary ways international management practices differ from management practices in the United States. Emphasis on interdependence issues, managerial ethics, and the impact of culture on management behavior. Because doing business in another country requires managers to understand something about the culture and nature of the country, this course draws upon concepts from the sub-disciplines in the field of business, and the areas of anthropology, sociology, geography, political science and history. Prerequisites: MGMT 3351. Recommended: MGMT 3354. Fall

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