Management Course Offerings

Management course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of MGMT in the course listings.  

301 – Principles of Management (3)

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  An integrative approach to organizational concepts, principles, philosophy, and theory in public, private, and not-for-profit organizations is emphasized.  Current decision-making approaches utilizing theories of organizational behavior, general systems and contingency theories are linked to the managerial functions of planning, organizing, leadership, and control.

345 –Organizational Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 301 or equivalent.  This course explores the behavioral aspects of organizations, presenting concepts, theories, research and research techniques that can be applied to enhance understanding of people in organizations.  Topics included are personnel selection and placement, job and work environments, worker motivation, job satisfaction, and the organizational and social context of human work.  Course previously taught as BUAD 345. Cross-listed as PSYC 385.

346 – Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 301 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  The philosophy, principles, and policies needed to develop effective personnel management and industrial relations programs in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations are developed and discussed.  Course previously taught as BUAD 346.  Cross-listed as PSYC 386.

347 – Organizational Development & Change (3)

Prerequisite: Business administration major and MGMT 301 or equivalent; or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  This course develops a system-wide application of behavioral science methods, theories, and accumulated knowledge to the change and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving organizational effectiveness. Course previously taught as BUAD 347.  Cross-listed as PSYC 387.

420 – Negotiation (3)

Prerequisite: BUAD 350, senior status; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. An exploration of negotiation techniques and strategies, including: understanding opponents, determining needs and identifying objectives, and managing concessions and power dynamics, all with an eye towards maintaining goodwill and building long-term, productive professional relationships.  The course will cover individual, group, multi-party, agented, and cross-cultured negotiations, through theoretical study and practical application.  Course previously taught as BUAD 420.  Cross-listed as MKTG 420.

425 –  Leadership Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent. This course involves study of contemporary leadership theory, with emphasis on practical application of those theories.  Characteristics of effective leaders, contemporary leadership models, strategic leadership, ethics, power, politics, influence tactics, teamwork, motivation and coaching skills, creativity and innovation, communication, and conflict resolution, are discussed,  Students have the opportunity to explore personal leadership styles, learn how to modify them, how to apply them effectively in their work, and write a personal vision statement. Experiential exercises, cases, and other strategies are applied to enhance learning theory and acquire, enhance, and integrate leadership skills related to leading contemporary work organizations.  Course previously taught as BUAD 425.

460 – Management Creativity (3)

Prerequisite: Senior status; business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  This course’s objective is to develop understanding of the role of creativity in decision-making and problem solving, and to recognize the role of intuition in such processes, management is decision making and most non-routine decisions ultimately rely on uncertain or vague information and less-than precise data.  This course will help to temper the theoretical education with future managers.  This course was previously taught as BUAD 460.

490 – Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 201, BUAD 350 FINC 301, MGMT 301, MKTG 301; and Business Administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  A capstone course designed to integrate the student’s study of management.  Advanced case studies and simulations prove a series of integrating experiences where students assume the role of the chief executive officer in a variety of organizational sectors (private, public, not-for-profit).  Students are required to make managerial decisions concerning formulation of policy, strategy and tactics along with ethical considerations in organizations’ mulit-faceted relationships with the external environment.