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Course Descriptions

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.   Offered Occasionally.

MGT  702  Cr.2

Operations Foundation

Introduction to the role of operations management in an organization, including production processes, linear programming, layout, inventory control, scheduling, project management, and quality assurance. This course is an internet MBA foundation course.   Offered Occasionally.

MGT  703  Cr.2

Organizational Behavior

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 of interpersonal skills are accomplished through case analysis, practical exercises and examples. This course is an internet MBA foundation course.   Offered Occasionally.

MGT  710  Cr.3

Innovation and Technology Management

This course focuses on the management of innovation and technology in today's technologically integrated and interconnected world. It examines the nature of both innovation and technology from a managerial perspective and investigates what is required to manage both. A combination of lectures, readings, projects and structured exercises will be used. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program.  Offered Occasionally.

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.   Offered Occasionally.

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.   Offered Occasionally.

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.   Offered Occasionally.

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.   Offered Occasionally.

MGT  795  Cr.3

Continuous Quality Improvement for Products and Processes

Course covers customer, output, process, input, stake and stock holders, and decision making functions as they relate to continuous quality improvement. The focus is on delivering the "best net value" to the customer. Students will investigate forming organizational alliances and consensus thinking; integrating corporate functions; developing customer orientation and facilitating teamwork. Site visits and guest lectures will be incorporated. Team-taught. Certificate of Proficiency will be issued upon course completion. Prerequisite: MTH 145 or equivalent.  Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

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. 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. Maximum of three credits in independent study in any combination of ACC 797, ECO 797, FIN 797, MGT 797 and MKT 797. Prerequisite:  Admission to the MBA program with a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.