Management (MGT)

College of Business and Public Management

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MGT 100. Introduction to Business. 3 Credits.

Survey of the structure and function of the American business system. Topics covered include forms of business organization, fundamentals of management, fundamentals of marketing, basic accounting principles and practices, elements of finance, money and banking, business and government, and careers in business. Open to nonbusiness majors.

MGT 200. Principles of Management. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the principles and functions of management. Examines the management process, organizational theory, planning, decision making, motivation, and leadership in supervisory contexts.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 200 requires prerequisite of ECO 111.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 313. Business and Society. 3 Credits.

An analysis of the social, political, legal, environmental, and ethical problems faced by business firms.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 313 requires prerequisite of MGT 200 (Majors only) and minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 321. Organization Theory and Behavior. 3 Credits.

Study of the theoretical foundations of organization and management. The system of roles and functional relationships. Practical application of the theory through case analysis.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 321 requires prerequisites of MGT 200 (Majors only) and minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 341. Production and Operations Management. 3 Credits.

Operations management is one of the three primary functions of any organization, along with marketing and finance. It is responsible for the production of goods and services. All operations decisions are made within the context of all other business functions and the organization's external environment. This course is designed to introduce the students to the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of production and operations management; to provide a multifunctional perspective on operations decision-making; and to explore the strategic role of the operations function in the survival and success of organizations. Although this course is primarily quantitative in nature, qualitative aspects across various business functions will also be discussed.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 341 requires prerequisites of MAT 121 or MAT 125 or ECO 251 and MGT 200 and minimum CUM GPA of 2.50.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 351. Supply Chain Management. 3 Credits.

Building on the fundamentals of operations management covered in MGT 341, this course explores the core concepts of supply chain management, including underlying principles and practical techniques related to supply chain processes. Topics covered include: supply chain strategy, network and system design, operations management, sourcing, logistics, forecasting and demand planning, inventory management, and many others. Particular emphases are placed on global and sustainability aspects of supply chain management. This course also explores how SCM is intertwined with other organizational functions. New topics, including the importance of big data analytics in SCM, as well as other technological advances such as 3-D printing, cloud computing, machine learning, driverless vehicles, the Internet of Things, and RFID are also covered.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 351 requires a prerequisite of MGT 341 and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 361. Principles of Project Management. 3 Credits.

This course aims to provide students the principles and concepts of project management and essential skills in project management. This course also helps students to prepare PMI (Project Management Institute) certifications exams, like CAPM Project Management certification. Topics include the core knowledge areas of project management: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk procurement. Several basic tools/methods will be studied, such as Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt Chart, PERT/CPM method, and Crashing. This course will explore the challenges facing today's project managers and will provide a broad understanding of the project management environment focused on multiple aspects of the project. Skill development is accomplished through lectures, discussion, and project.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 361 requires a prerequisite of MGT 200.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 381. Quality Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines basic quality concepts and explores the three sub-processes of quality management: quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. This course also explains key quality tools relevant to the framework and presents them in a logical order of application. Finally, this course offers practical exercises in a management environment so that students will learn how to apply the quality theories/concepts to real world situations.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 381 requires prerequisites of MGT 341 and minimum CUM GPA of 2.50.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MGT 387. Supply Chain Management in China. 3 Credits.

The course objectives are to learn the latest approaches to Supply Chain Management in China. A combination of coursework and company site visit in China will enable students to gain a firsthand understanding of Chinese business practices and culture.
Typically offered in Spring.

MGT 399. Transfer Elective Upper Level. 1-10 Credits.

Transfer Elective Upper Level.
Repeatable for Credit.

MGT 431. Human Resource Management. 3 Credits.

Study of the effective management of an organization's human resources. Topics include recruitment, selection, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations, and enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 431 requires prerequisites of MGT 200 (Majors only) and 2.50 Minimum CUM GPA.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 432. Staffing & Development. 3 Credits.

This course examines all aspects of talent acquisition and management in organizations, including workforce planning, staffing, training, career development and performance management. The importance of building an ethical culture that enhances employee engagement and organizational effectiveness is emphasized.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 432 requires a prerequisite of MGT 200 or department consent for non-business majors.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall.

MGT 433. Compensation Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines the development and implementation of compensation systems in organizations. Topics covered include compensation philosophies; economic and social factors affecting compensations plans; pay surveys; pay equity; and specific types of financial and non-financial compensation and benefits.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 433 requires a prerequisite of MGT 200 or department consent for non-business majors.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Spring.

MGT 441. Introduction to Management Science. 3 Credits.

Business problems in production, inventory, finance, marketing, and transportation translated into application of scientific methods, techniques, and tools to provide those in control of the system with optimum solutions.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 441 requires prerequisite of MGT 341 (Majors only) and minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MGT 451. Systems Management. 3 Credits.

Application of systems theory and principles to the operation of contemporary organizations with emphasis on nonquantitative methods of analysis.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 451 requires prerequisite of MGT 321 and minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.

MGT 471. Introduction to Entrepreneurship. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce students to the entrepreneurship process and the mindset of the entrepreneur. The course content addresses opportunities and challenges in the entrepreneurship process with a special emphasis on idea generation and opportunity recognition. It is a foundation course which provides an introduction to topics that students will apply in advanced entrepreneurship courses.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 471 requires a prerequisite of 60 completed credits.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MGT 472. Entrepreneurship: Feasibility and Launch. 3 Credits.

The focus of this course is testing the feasibility and writing a business plan for a new business launch. Students will learn about industry analysis, market research, funding, financial statement projections, management team and personnel, and marketing strategy. Students will test the feasibility of business ideas, select a feasible idea, develop a business plan and present it.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 472 requires a prerequisite of MGT 471.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MGT 473. Entrepreneurship: Startup and Growth. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to address managing new and emerging growth companies. It addresses implementing the business plan across five functions of startups: accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations. It also addresses management challenges commonly encountered at different stages in the life-cycle of new and emerging growth companies including start-up, growth, change of direction, and exit.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 473 requires a prerequisite of MGT 471.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MGT 483. Management Internship. 3 Credits.

The management internship is designed to enhance the student's educational experience by providing a substantive work experience in the business world.
Pre / Co requisites: Minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Repeatable for Credit.

MGT 486. Management Internship. 6 Credits.

The management internship is designed to enhance the student's educational experience by providing a substantive work experience in the business world.
Pre / Co requisites: Minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Repeatable for Credit.

MGT 487. Special Topics in Management. 3 Credits.

This course deals with current concepts in management not covered by existing courses. The course content is determined at the beginning of each semester.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 487 requires prerequisites of MGT 200 and minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
Repeatable for Credit.

MGT 488. Independent Studies in Management. 1-3 Credits.

Special research projects, reports, and readings in management.
Pre / Co requisites: Minimum 2.50 CUM GPA.
Repeatable for Credit.

MGT 498. Seminar in Management. 3 Credits.

Students are engaged in reading and research on current developments in management. Research project is required to help expand and deepen the horizons of the participants.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 498 requires a minimum 2.50 CUM GPA and a minimum of 90 credits completed.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

MGT 499. Business Policy and Strategy. 3 Credits.

This School of Business capstone course requires all business majors to integrate and apply multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in actively formulating improved business strategies and plans. Case method predominates, and written reports are required.
Pre / Co requisites: MGT 499 requires prerequisites of BLA 201, FIN 325, MGT 200, and MKT 250 and a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.