Undergraduate Course Catalog

Management

W. Donoher, 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 management 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 entrepreneurial management, foundations of management, and organizational communication.


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

There is a college moratorium on admission to this degree.

MAJOR IN ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT (BA/BS), 72 credits

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Miller College of Business core, 45 credits
ACC

BL
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FIN
ISOM



MATH
MGT

MKG
201
202
260
201
202
221
300
125
210
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
Micro Apps for Business
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
3
     
45 crs
Required, 21 credits
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 crs
Electives, 6 credits from
COMM
MGT





TDPT
TEDU
TMFG
375
243
244
343
361
369
409
280
102
161
Presentational Communication (3)
Dynamics of Family Business (3)
Social Entrepreneurship (3)
Venture Leadership (3)
FDN of HR Employee Relations (3)
Management Internship (3)
Business Ethics (3)
3D Prototyping (3)
Design Techniques (3)
Intro Manufacturing Industries (3)




 




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72 crs
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 (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166 and a C or higher grade in ISOM 125. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement.

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

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Miller College of Business core, 45 credits
ACC

BL
ECON


FIN
ISOM



MATH
MGT

MKG
201
202
260
201
202
221
300
125
210
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
Micro Apps for Business
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
3
     
45 crs
Department core, 18 credits
MGT





361
363
365
461
465
469
Managing Human Resources
Employee Development
Employment Law
Compensation Administration
HR Planning and Selection
Contemporary Issues in HR Mgt
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
18 crs
6 credits from
COMM

ECON
MGT




RMI
330
351
331
301
369
409
463
467
330
Small Group Decision Making (3)
Organizational Communication (3)
Labor Economics (3)
International Mangement (3)
Management Internship (1-6)
Business Ethics (3)
Global Human Resource MGT (3)
Leadership and Change MGT (3)
Employee Benefits and Ret Plan (3)
 






6
     
69 crs
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 (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166 and a C or higher grade in ISOM 125. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement. 

MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT, 18 credits

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201
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116
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201
241
342
343
345
Principles of Accounting 1 (3)

Survey of Economic Ideas (3)

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




3
3
3
3
3
3 credits from
 
COMM
INTB
MGT






MKG
RMI
375
265
243
244
300
301
361
399
497
300
270
Presentational Communication (3)
Intro to International Bus (3)
Dynamics of Family Business (3)
Social Entrepreneurship (3)
Managing Behavior in Org (3)
International Management (3)
FDN of HR Employee Relations (3)
Management Practicum (1-6)
Independent Study (1-9)
Principles of Marketing (3)
Principles of Risk Mgt and Ins (3)










3
     
18 crs

MINOR IN FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT, 24 credits

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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ISOM


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201
116
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201
125
210
251
241
300
361
Principles of Accounting 1
Survey of Economic Ideas (3)

Elementary Microeconomics (3)
Micro Apps for Business
Business Information Systems
Introductory Operations Mgt
The Entrepreneurial Experience
Managing Behavior in Org
FDN of HR Employee Relations
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3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
24 crs
The prerequisite for ISOM 210 is C or better grade in ISOM 125.

MINOR IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION, 21 credits

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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
FDN of HR Employee Relations
Talent Management
 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
21 crs
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.

243 Dynamics of Family Business (3)
Examination of key challenges unique to family business and family business succession, and a comparison to non-family owned firms.  

244 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
Exploration of ventures started for social good, whether not-for-profit or for-profit. Examines implications of starting ventures for the greater good of society.  

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 credits 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; C or better grade in ECON 116 or 201.

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 entrepreneurial management 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 or ACC 201; MGT 241.

343 Venture Leadership (3)
Examines the importance of a holistic understanding of ventures, including strategy, management, operations, human capital, funding, stewardship, and financial management.        
    Prerequisite: ECON 116 or 201 or ACC 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 with a grade of C or higher; MGT 241, 342.
    Prerequisite or parallel: MGT 343.

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 Foundations of Human Resource Management and Employee Relations (3)
Talented human resources are arguably the most valuable assets of any organization. This course introduces students to the various components of managing human talent, which is typically managed through an organization's Human Resources department. Topics include: selection, training, compensation, promotion, and transfer of workers; working conditions; employee services and industrial relations.
    
Prerequisite or parallel: MGT 300.

363 Talent Management (3)
The advent of new technology and shifting competitive climates means that businesses must nurture potential leaders and equip their employees to change with their organizations. This course examines the process of preparing employees for both existing jobs and future advancement. Topics include: training needs assessment, design and delivery, training procurement process, and design of employee development plans.
    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 credits 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 credits 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 credits 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, 346; FIN 300.                
    Open only to entrepreneurship management majors.

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, 443.                
    Open only to entrepreneurial management majors.

461 Managing Total Rewards (3)
The strategic design of employee rewards in the form of compensation and benefits is crucial to businesses that want to attract and retain quality employees. This course examines all components of compensation, including forms of pay, legal considerations and government regulations, worker classifications, and pay policies as well as special conditions of executive and expatriate pay and global compensation issues.
    
Prerequisite: MGT 361 and 365.

463 Global Human Resource Management (3)
Increased globalization has led to increased needs for global talent management. This course evaluates the unique parameters of Human Resource Management in the international context. Topics include: staffing international assignments, international training and development, international compensation and performance management, and re-entry and other career considerations.
    Prerequisite: MGT 301 and 361.

465 Talent Acquisition and Retention (3)
Finding and retaining top talent is a major goal for any organization. This course guides students through the processes of recruiting, selecting, and retaining talented and committed employees. Emphasis in the course is placed on the role of Human Resource professionals in the talent and acquisition and retention processes.
    Prerequisite: MGT 361 and 365.

467 Leadership and Change Management (3)
Explores the theory and practice of leading and managing employees. Focuses on various approaches for leading employees, motivating and empowering employees, and leading and managing 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, MATH 132 or 161 or 162 or 165 or 166. 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 credits 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 credits 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 credits may be earned.


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