Undergraduate Course Catalog

Management

R. Davis, Interim Chairperson

Management. Modern organizations need competent managers who can address emerging issues in a global economy. Dealing with global competition, ethical issues, and diverse work groups is increasingly important in the managerial decision process. 

Entrepreneurial management majors learn to prepare for the challenges involved in new venture creation and small business management. The program is designed to help students understand risk and develop an entrepreneurial perspective by overcoming challenges and achieving success.

Human resources majors learn the theory and practice behind analyzing and solving the problems of hiring, training, evaluating, leading, and motivating people. The major emphasizes practical education, internship and immersive learning.

The department also offers minors in entrepreneurship, foundations of management, industrial technology, and organizational communication.


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE—BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION—MANAGEMENT (AS), 60 hours

There is a college moratorium on this degree.

MAJOR IN ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT (BA/BS), 69 hours

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CR HRS
Miller College of Business core, 42 hours
ACC

BL
ECON


FIN
ISOM


MATH
MGT

MKG
201
202
260
201
202
221
300
135
249
351
132
300
491
300
Principles of Accounting 1
Principles of Accounting 2
Principles of Business Law
Elementary Microeconomics
Elementary Macroeconomics
Business Statistics
Principles of Finance
Business Information Systems
Foundations of Business Comm
Operations Management
Brief Calculus
Managing Behavior in Org
Bus Policy and Strategy Mgt
Principles of Marketing
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
42 hrs
Required, 21 hours
MGT






241
341
346
347
441
443
449
The Entrepreneurial Experience
Opportunity Identification
Product and Service Design
Business Model Generation
Entrep Decision Making
Venture Financing
New Venture Creation
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
21 hrs
Electives, 6 hours from
MGT


TDPT
TEDU
TMFG
361
369
409
280
102
161
Managing Human Resources (3)
Management Internship (3)
Business Ethics (3)
3D Prototyping (3)
Design Techniques (3)
Intro Manufacturing Industries (3)
 




6




69 hrs
To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for ECON 221. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111 or a passing grade in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement. The prerequisite for ISOM 135 is ISOM 125 or equivalent.

MAJOR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (BA/BS), 69 hours

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 SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Miller College of Business core, 42 hours
ACC

BL
ECON


FIN
ISOM


MATH
MGT

MKG
201
202
260
201
202
221
300
135
249
351
132
300
491
300
Principles of Accounting 1
Principles of Accounting 2
Principles of Business Law
Elementary Microeconomics
Elementary Macroeconomics
Business Statistics
Principles of Finance
Business Information Systems
Foundations of Business Comm
Operations Management
Brief Calculus
Managing Behavior in Org
Bus Policy and Strategy Mgt
Principles of Marketing
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
42 hrs
Department core, 15 hours
MGT




361
363
461
465
469
Managing Human Resources
Employee Development
Compensation Administration
HR Planning and Selection
Contemporary Issues in HR Mgt
3
3
3
3
3
12 hours from
COMM



ISOM
MGT



RMI
325
340
351
452
300
301
341
369
409
330
Interviewing (3)
Leadership Communication (3)
Organizational Communication (3)
Applied Organizational Comm (3)
Project Management (3)
International Mangement (3)
Opportunity Management (3)
Management Internship (1-6)
Business Ethics (3)
Employee Benefits & Ret Plan (3)
 








12
     
69 hrs
To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for ECON 221. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111 or a passing grade in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement. Proficiency in computer skills may be demonstrated by examination, or credit in ISOM 125 or CS 104 or its equivalent. The prerequisite for ISOM 135 is proficiency test required or ISOM 125 or CS 104. 

MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 18 hours

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MGT


200
116
or
201
243
241
342
345
Accounting for New Ventures
Survey of Economic Ideas (3)

Elementary Microeconomics (3)
New Venture Finance
The Entrepreneurial Experience
Marketing for New Ventures
Management for New Ventures
3


3
3
3
3
3
     
18 hrs
No two minors can be used in combination to fulfill any degree requirements outside the Miller College of Business (except Economics). 

MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 21 hours

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ECON
FIN
MGT



201
201
300
241
342
345
443
Principles of Accounting 1
Elementary Microeconomics
Principles of Finance
The Entrepreneurial Experience
Marketing for New Ventures
Management for New Ventures
Venture Financing
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
21 hrs
Open only to business majors. No two minors can be used in combination to fulfill any degree requirements outside the Miller College of Business (except Economics).

MINOR IN FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT, 21 hours

No two minors can be used in combination to fulfill any degree requirements outside the Miller College of Business (except Economics).     
    Offers students the essential fundamentals for practicing business management in numerous applied settings. Presents students with the essentials of operations management, human resource management, organizational behavior, and small business management. 
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CR HRS
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ISOM

MGT


201
116
or
201
135
251
300
341
361
Principles of Accounting 1
Survey of Economic Ideas (3)

Elementary Microeconomics (3)
Business Information Systems
Introductory Operations Mgt
Managing Behavior in Org
Opportunity Indentification
Managing Human Resources
3


3
3
3
3
3
3
     
21 hrs
The prerequisite for ISOM 135 is a demonstrated proficiency in computer skills. Proficiency may be demonstrated by examination, or credit in ISOM 125 or CS 104 or its equivalent.  

MINOR IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours

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TMFG

105
161
Technical Design Graphics
Intro Manufacturing Industries
3
3
9 hours from
TDPT

TGRA
TMFG


360
390
180
205
225
262
Industrial Safety and Health (3)
Training and Devel in Industry (3)
Introduction to Graphic Comm (3)
Computer-Aided Design (3)
Industrial Plastics (3)
Manufacturing Materials (3)
 




9
     
15 hrs
Students electing TMFG 225 or 262 must take CHEM 111 for University Core Curriculum to satisfy the prerequisite.  

MINOR IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION, 21 hours

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MGT


325
330
340
351
300
361
363
 Interviewing
Small Group Decision Making
Leadership Communication
Organizational Communication
Managing Behavior in Org
Managing Human Resources
Employee Development
 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
21 hrs
Open only to communication studies, human resource management, entrepreneurial management, and business administration majors. 

MANAGEMENT (MGT)

241 The Entrepreneurial Experience (3)
An introductory course focusing on the generation of innovative business ideas, the creation of business ventures, and the role of entrepreneurship within society. Presents the skills and process knowledge needed to create an innovative solution to a real-world market opportunity.

244 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
Applies deliberate disruptive design in order to alleviate persistent problems in our world. This approach harnesses that which is effective within market systems, applying best practices from economics and scientific management (using the head) as a legitimate means to attaining greater social justice (using the heart). This stimulates new opportunities for creative and economic undertakings in the service of improving the lives of people and the health of the planet. Students will learn how to apply a human-centered, creative, iterative and practical approach to finding the best ideas and ultimate solutions to social problems. 

261 Personnel and Supervision (3)
Introduction to the personnel and supervisory functions in organizations. Focuses on employee and union relationships; environmental business and social responsibilities; and leadership and supervision techniques, especially for the first-line supervisors.
    Not open to
BS or BA candidates for a major in the Miller College of Business.

271 Introductory Organizational Behavior (3)
Study of human behavior in organizational settings. Topics covered include individual behavior; group processes including leadership, motivation, and organizational change. Special emphasis is placed on how these concepts can be applied in an organizational setting.
    Not open to
students who are BS or BA candidates for a major in the Miller College of Business.

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (1-6)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

300 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3)
Examines the challenges of managing human behavior in organizations. Reviews foundations of modern management thought. Discusses current and emerging management topics: emphasizes leadership, motivation, communication, human relations, group dynamics, job design, organizational development, and managing a diverse workforce.
    Prerequisite:
sophomore standing.

301 International Management (3)
Discussion of management issues related to doing business in an international context, including moving a firm into international competition, and some issues that may be expected. Topics covered include exporting, joint venturing, or licensing as options for global expansion.
    Prerequisite or parallel:
MGT 300.

305 Job Search and Transition (1)
Prepares students for moving from college to careers. Topics covered include defining career goals, writing resumes, job-search correspondence, interviewing, and initial adjustments in the first job position.
    Prerequisite:
sophomore standing.

341 Opportunity Identification (3)
Creatively identifying and developing an entrepreneurial opportunity through market feedback. Exploring an opportunity through interaction with potential customers and industry experts.
    Prerequisite: MGT 241.
    Open only to
Miller College of Business majors.

342 Marketing for New Ventures (3)

A survey course covering the principles of market research and marketing. Students will learn how to perform market research and test the demand for a product/service, determining its marketing feasibility. In addition, they will learn how to create a marketing plan that includes their decisions regarding product, promotion, price, and distribution.
    Prerequisite: ECON 116 or 201; MGT 241.

345 Management for New Ventures (3)
A survey course highlighting the foundational principles and best practices for managing the start-up process and the human resources involved in new venture creation. Students will learn how to plan the business launch and operations, as well as how to select, train, compensate, and promote employees.
    Prerequisite: ECON 116 or 201; MGT 241, 342.

346 Product and Service Design (3)
The product design aspect focuses on establishing product functionality, developing blueprints, listing parts and materials, and identifying specific manufacturing processes at the parts level. Service design aspect, where applicable, focuses on detailed service process design ranging from bundling of services with products to micro-level service process flows.
    Prerequisite: MGT 341.
    Open only to
entrepreneurial management majors.

347 Business Model Generation (3)
An interactive environment where students work with stakeholders on strategic perspectives and the development of an economically feasible business model towards the capstone project.
    Prerequisite: MGT 346.
    Open only to
entrepreneurial management majors.

361 Managing Human Resources (3)
Identifies the foundations of dealing with human resources in an organizational setting. Elements include selection, training, compensation, promotion, and transfer of workers; working conditions; employee services and industrial relations.
    Prerequisite or parallel:
MGT 300.

363 Employee Development (3)
Reviews basic employee appraisal, training and career development issues; special emphasis on program design, implementation and evaluation issues. Experiential activities are used to demonstrate the utility of content.
    Prerequisite:
MGT 361.

365 Employment Law (3)
Examines the laws, regulations and agencies governing employment practices, discrimination, labor unions, employee benefits, occupation safety and health, workers compensation, privacy in the workplace, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action.
    Prerequisite: MGT 300.

369 Management Internship (1-6)
Job experience (paid) in an organization with an approved innovative management program. Requires periodic reports that will be evaluated by the assigned faculty member and the intern’s supervisor.
    Prerequisite: entrepreneurial management majors: MGT 346; permission of the department chairperson or internship supervisor; human resources: MGT 300; permission of the department chairperson or internship supervisor.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
    Open only to
entrepreneurial management majors or human resource management majors.

390 Honors Colloquium: Readings in Contemporary Business (1-6)
Seminar involving study of contemporary business literature. Interdisciplinary approach, comparing and contrasting ideas, deriving common themes, and drawing links to theory embodied in readings.
    Prerequisite: junior standing in Miller College of Business; completion of the “rule of nine.”
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
    Open only to
Honors students; others may enroll by permission of the department chairperson.

399 Management Practicum (1-6)
Professional practice (unpaid) in an organization with an approved innovative management program. Required periodic written progress reports that will be evaluated by the assigned faculty member and the intern’s supervisor. Topic selected will depend on student’s option.
    Prerequisite:
senior or second-semester junior standing; permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned including MGT 369.

409 Business Ethics (3)
Students examine the ethical side of enterprise. All of the facets of personal integrity and organizational responsibility are covered.
    Open only to junior or senior Miller College of Business majors, or by permission of the department chairperson.

441 Entrepreneurial Decision Making (3)
Teams of students consult with organizations on specific problems or opportunities in such areas as production, marketing, financial analysis, and other related entrepreneurial or managerial issues. Students will be exposed to contemporary challenges in entrepreneurial management and asked to solve problems from real-world scenarios.
    Prerequisite: MGT 347 and 443.
    Open only to
entrepreneurial management majors.

443 Venture Financing (3)
Examines the venture financing options available for new business startups. Emphasizes creating and analyzing financial documents, approaching financial sources, selling stock for growing companies, and managing the financial condition of a new venture.
    Prerequisite: MGT 241; FIN 300.
    Open only to
students majoring or minoring in entrepreneurship.

449 New Venture Creation (3)
Requires the development of a thorough business plan that must be approved by an external panel of executives and entrepreneurs.
    Prerequisite: MGT 347.
    Open only to
entrepreneurial management majors.

461 Compensation Administration (3)
Reviews basic compensation issues including internal, external, and individual equity, as well as benefits administration. Emphasizes design and implementation of compensation systems.
    Prerequisite:
MGT 361.

465 Human Resource Planning and Selection (3)
Focuses on organization and human resource planning, including determination of organization and human resource needs, analysis and development of job requirements, and necessary qualifications for recruitment and selection procedures, placement and orientation, and evaluation of selection programs.
    Prerequisite: MGT 361 and ECON 221.

467 Leadership, Change and Talent Management (3)
Explores the theory and practice of leading and managing employees. Focuses on various approaches for leading employees, motivating and empowering employees, managing talent and performance, and leading organizational change.
    Prerequisite: MGT 300.

469 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (3)
Integration of various contemporary principles, theories, and techniques for solving realistic and complex human resource management problems in public and private organizations. Includes lectures, tours, readings, cases, and the completion of a major individual project.
    Prerequisite:
MGT 461 and 465; completion of all management core courses.

491 Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)
Integration of various functional areas of business. Development and administration of strategy and policy in private and public sector organizations. Case studies focus on strategic decisions that enable an organization to relate effectively to its industrial, national, and international environments. Normally taken during the last semester of a student's program.
    Prerequisite:
senior standing; completion of all Miller College of Business core classes including BL 260, FIN 300, ISOM 249, 351, MGT 300, MKG 300. No simultaneous enrollment allowed.

495 Special Topics in Management Sciences (1-3)
Exploration of special topics in management of interest to faculty and students. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
    Prerequisite:
permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

497 Independent Study (1-9)
Supervised study of some phase of management. May consist of an experiment, library research, or an analysis of current management practices and methods.
    Prerequisite:
senior standing; permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

498 Seminar in Management (1-6)
Explores current problems, theory, research, and trends in management. Will vary depending upon the current status of managerial research, the instructor, and the needs and interests of the students.
    Prerequisite:
permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

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