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Management (MGT)

MGT 205 Cr. 3
The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

This course introduces students to ethical theory and decision-making models, as well as the legal framework in which American business operates, the substantive legal rules that govern American business domestically and internationally, and the ethical and social responsibility implications of business conduct within the legal environment. Governmental efforts to regulate business activity by statute and administrative agency rules and decisions are emphasized. Prerequisites: ECO 110 or ECO 120 and 30 credit hours.

MGT 220 Cr. 3
Information Systems for Business Management

A study of the use of information systems to assist management in planning, directing, and controlling the activities of an organization. The use of computer resources in providing useful information for each of the functional areas of business is explored. Primary emphasis is placed on the analysis, design, and implementation of systems used to generate information for managerial purposes. A term project involving computer applications is required of each student. Prerequisite: C-S 101 or 120.

MGT 393 Cr. 3
Production Management

An introductory course in decision making problems in production. The course includes the theoretical foundations for production management as well as the applications of decision-making techniques to production problems in the firm. Prerequisites: MTH 175, 205 and junior standing.

MGT 410 Cr. 3
Organizational Behavior and Development

Current theories of organizational behavior are studied with emphasis on contributions of the behavioral sciences in describing and analyzing the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Problems and strategies in organizational growth and change are studied. Application of concepts and development ofinterpersonal skills are accomplished through case analysis, practical exercises and examples. Prerequisite: MGT 316.

MGT 205, 220, 393, and 410 are
Pre-MBA foundation courses.

MGT 385/585 Cr. 3
Human Resources: Employment

Examines principles and practices involved in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring and developing employees. Separations, transfers, promotions, EEO considerations, privacy and affirmative action are considered. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MGT 386/586 Cr. 3
Compensation and Benefits Administration

A comprehensive treatment of issues involved in compensation and benefits administration. Issues involved are wage theory, job evaluation, job pricing, types of incentives. Mandated and voluntary benefits, ERISA, legal issues in compensation, cost, impact and future of compensation and benefits administration are also considered. Prerequisites: MGT 316 and 385/585.

MGT 405/605 Cr. 3
The Law of International Business Transactions

Examines the legal problems that arise when business activities and organizations cross national boundaries and become multinational in structure, operation, and scope. Specific attention is paid to the legal effects of international business decisions; doing business in market, non-market and developing nations; the movement
of goods, people and information across national borders; protection of intellectual property, international dispute resolution; inter-national contracts; and the extra-territoriality of U.S. law. Prerequisite: MGT 205.

MGT 415/615 Cr. 3
Current Topics in Law

Examination of current legal problems as they relate to business.

MGT 430/630 Cr. 3
Comparative Management Systems

Comparative management is concerned primarily with studying the similarities and differences among nations in the context of management systems in different countries. The focus of the course is on the interaction between sociopolitical and cultural environments and management systems. This course seeks to encourage future managers in a global environment to think in a global context and be knowledgeable about the cultures, political economies and business practices of other countries. Prerequisites: ECO 120 and MGT 410.

BUS 490/690 Cr. 1-3
Executive-in-Residence Forum

The Forum, as conceived and implemented, provides students with opportunities to discuss critical business issues confronting corporate managers and public officials. Course will focus on environmental forces which impact on decision making, managerial techniques and styles and futuristic planning. Prerequisite: senior
standing or consent of the dean of the College of Business Administration. May be applicable to core restricted electives or major electives if approved by major department chairperson. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

MGT 700 Cr. 1-3
Management Forum

Emphasis will be on the examination and study of current management issues. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

MGT 730 Cr. 3
Organizational Behavior and Theory

Consideration of interpersonal and organizational variables which relate to job performance. Specific reference is made to management theory, human motivation, attitudes, and group structure and processes.

MGT 732 Cr. 3
Operations Research and Decision Making

An examination of various principles, methods, techniques, and tools involved in defining, designing and conducting business research in such areas as: production, marketing and distribution, investment and finance, organization, and the effective communication of the results of such research. The difficulties encountered in the actual use of research results for the solution of managerial problems are also discussed.


MGT 733 Cr. 3
Applied Topics in Management Science

In-depth study of the application of management science methodology to manufacturing and
service functions. Topics include, but are not restricted to, applications of linear and non-linear optimization models, applied stochastic processes, production and inventory management, sequencing and scheduling, project management, system simulation using simulation language, time series analysis and forecasting, flexible manufacturing systems, artificial intelligence, and decision support systems. Prerequisite: MGT 732.

MGT 734 Cr. 3
Small Business Management

Advanced study in the function and role of small business management. Determination of the management team strategy in solving the wide varieties of problems encountered by the small firm. Emphasis on analytical case studies.

MGT 735 Cr. 3
Strategic Management

Development, analysis and selection of operations management policies as emphasized in the role of management operations and the integrative nature of the business enterprise within the constraints of external and internal environments. Prerequisite: completion of the other MBA core required courses.

MGT 736 Cr. 3
The Global Environment of Business

This course focuses on current changes in the global environment with which U.S. corporations and managers interact. Emphasis is placed on understanding contemporary changes in the global environment. Contemporary and current changes are examined from a managerial and business perspective that focuses on the inter-dependence of the U.S. and other countries and trading blocs in the global environment of business.

MGT 738 Cr. 3
Labor–Management Relations

An in-depth examination of the process, structure, evaluation and practices of effective labor-management relations. Special emphasis will be given to the impact of unions on management, grievances, collective bargaining, arbitration, public sector, labor relations and the nature of unions.

MGT 740 Cr. 3
Current Issues in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

An in-depth investigation of selected current trends and issues of importance in human resource management and industrial relations. Topics may include: strategic human resource management, legal and social change affecting human resource management, current trends in union organizing, new developments in collective bargaining, new developments in fringe benefits and compensation, and comparative human resource management.

MGT 797 Cr. 1-3
Independent Study

Individual reading or research under the guidance of a staff member. Registration with consent of the student's regular adviser, the instructor, and the department chairperson. Student must have completed a minimum of 21 credits in the MBA program with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Approval form available in the office of the dean of the College of Business Administration. Form must be completed prior to registration. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3.*


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