Course Descriptions

MGT 010 - Basic Writing

(Credits: 3.00)

Basic Writing is a developmental course designed for students who need review of or further practice in the basics of writing before they take ASB 101 Introduction to Written Communication. Strategies for successfully working through the stages of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing) and for adequately supporting a central idea are studied and practiced, as are grammar, usage, and mechanics basics. To develop reading, comprehension and critical thinking skills, students read, analyze, and discuss essays by contemporary writers. After practicing writing basics through a series of paragraphs, students compose a focused, organized, coherent, mechanically correct essay that communicates its purpose to its intended readers. Although assessed for three credits, this developmental course does not carry University credit.

MGT 020 - Basic Mathematics

(Credits: 3.00)

This course is designed to help students review and improve their basic math skills. These skills include manipulations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, statistics, and some beginning algebra. Class strategies include lecture, group work, and individual assignments. Emphasis is on developing problem-solving strategies and proficient use of a calculator. Although assessed for three credits, this developmental course does not carry University credit.

MGT 060 - Basic Computer Skills

(Credits: 3.00)

This tutorial course is designed to help students review and improve their basic computer skills. These skills include basic understanding of computer concepts, as well as an overview of Microsoft Windows XP, Word, and Excel. Although assessed for three credits, this developmental course does not carry University credit.

MGT 070 - Written Communication Skills

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides tools for students to develop foundational writing skills, such as organization, structure, and preparation of papers. The course presents students with strategies for analyzing reading, as well as for developing paragraphs, essays, and research papers. Although assessed for three credits, this developmental course does not carry University credit.

MGT 080 - Math 1 Review

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides tools for students to develop foundational mathematical concepts, such as the number system, computation, decimals, and fractions. In this course, students will develop strategies for acquiring skills in these areas and completing the Skills Inventory tests to identify strengths and weaknesses. Although assessed for three credits, this developmental course does not carry University credit.

MGT 090 - Math 2 Review

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides tools for students to develop foundational mathematical concepts, such as signed numbers, ratios and percents, data interpretation, algebra, measurement, and geometry. In this course, students will develop strategies for acquiring skills in these areas and completing the Skills Inventory tests to identify strengths and weaknesses. Although assessed for three credits, this developmental course does not carry University credit.

MGT 265 - Introduction to E-Commerce

(Credits: 3.00)

Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, involves the exchange of goods and services between two or more parties using electronic tools and techniques. It incorporates business-consumer, business-business, and intra-organizational transactions. This course addresses topics such as foundations of e-commerce, retailing, consumerism, Intranet and extranet activities, strategy and implementation, globalization via e-commerce, infrastructure, and creating Web pages. An important theme of the course is the fit between information technology and the business world.

MGT 301 - Critical Thinking and Writing

(Credits: 3.00)

This course further develops analytical writing and critical thinking skills introduced in ASB 101 Introduction to Written Communication. It cultivates the required skills for critical argumentation by encouraging students to engage in and converse with various readings. Students will assign significance to these readings, analyze and reflect on them, and construct their own critical responses and arguments. Prerequisite: ASB 101 or equivalent.

MGT 306 - Principles of Self Management

(Credits: 4.00)

This introductory course challenges adult students to find the balance between available time and energy and the demands of their environment. It is designed to assist students with setting the stage for success by focusing on ways to develop a healthy self-concept and by recognizing the relationships between the results of personal effort and constructive strategies for working, studying, and recreating. During this course, students will plan and complete a community service project.

MGT 323 - Statistics and Data Interpretation

(Credits: 3.00)

Using practical case examples, students will learn how statistics and data analysis can be used to solve problems they may encounter as managers. Students will learn how statistics and data interpretation are crucial skills for effective decision making. Prerequisite: ASB 151 or equivalent.

MGT 330 - Intercultural Communication

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides an introduction to the foundations, processes, and applications of intercultural communication. Exploring communication from local, regional, and global perspectives, the course asks students to consider the diverse cultural contexts in which communication occurs. In addition, students will examine ways in which the recognition of difference can facilitate intercultural communication.

MGT 350 - Personal Financial Planning

(Credits: 3.00)

This course is an introduction to the framework and tools for preparing a personal financial plan. This course covers the financial implications of goal setting, major purchase decisions, credit and insurance strategies, investment portfolios, and retirement and estate planning. Discussion of the topics are set in context of the economic environments and government policies.

MGT 352 - Computers and Society

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will examine how computers and technology are integrated into and affect our personal and professional lives. Also discussed are the ethical ramifications of constantly changing technology.

MGT 402 - Internship

(Credits: 1.00 - 3.00)

The internship experience provides students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a business setting. In addition to their on-site duties, interns will keep a weekly journal reflecting on their experience, participate in an online discussion with other interns, develop a resume and professional profile, and make a presentation about their internships. Prerequisite: Department approval.

MGT 405 - Management and Leadership

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides an overview of the fields of management and administration. Students will study the techniques of management and leadership, as well as practical applications to improve managerial effectiveness.

MGT 426 - Marketing

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides the student with an overview of the role of marketing within the organizational environment. It examines the factors affecting consumer behavior and focuses on the development of marketing strategies and the recognition of marketing variables. The course is a combination of theory and practical application, providing the student with the opportunity to analyze a marketing plan for an existing or innovative product.

MGT 430 - Introduction to Management Information Systems

(Credits: 3.00)

This introductory course is a study of computer information systems, focusing on concepts and case studies of real-world problems. It provides the tools to use information systems as an end-user manager and to follow the trends of developing technology.

MGT 435 - Organizational Behavior

(Credits: 3.00)

This course is a study of organizational theory and application. The managerial functions of planning, controlling, staffing, directing and motivating are explored in the contexts of both individual and group behavior.

MGT 445 - Human Resource Management II

(Credits: 3.00)

Students will examine a variety of topics in the field of human resource management. Material to be covered in this course includes employee training, performance appraisals, health and safety policies, collective bargaining, and employee benefits. Personnel problems in both the public and private sectors are examined.

MGT 450 - Financial Planning and Control Systems

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will learn basic accounting and financial techniques that will help them to function more effectively as managers. The course emphasizes analysis and evaluation methods and covers commonly used financial theories, techniques and methodologies. Prerequisite: ASB 115 or equivalent.

MGT 459 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will learn a range of effective negotiation and conflict resolution practices. Students will become aware of their own behavior and that of others. They will be able to apply these skills to such areas as human resource management, managerial negotiations and competitive decision making.

MGT 460 - Business Ethics

(Credits: 3.00)

This course deals with the ethical implications of management decision making in society. It places emphasis on the ethical impact of contemporary social, political and economic issues.

MGT 461 - Communication for Management and Business

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will learn how to use communication and information processes as a means for coordinating and controlling organizational activities. Students will learn how to develop and apply appropriate communication techniques for international and external audiences, and to analyze the receipt of information from formal and informal communications.

MGT 499 - Capstone: Strategic Organizational Leadership

(Credits: 5.00)

In this culminating course, students will have an opportunity to incorporate concepts from the previous Bachelor of Science in Management curriculum into an overall strategy for managing an organization. The course requires students to develop a framework to systematically address internal and external issues that organizations encounter. Students will complete an integrative paper based on a particular problem/opportunity in the workplace. Prerequisite: Completion of all other BSM major course work.

MGT 500 - Graduate Success Seminar

(Credits: 3.00)

This course provides an introduction to the MSM Program at Cardinal Stritch University. Students in this graduate success seminar are introduced to the MBA themes of: the global, cross-cultural, and ethical context in business; the business case for leading organizations that value people, planet and profit; and seeing and responding to the “big picture” in new, innovative, and adaptive ways. Content imparts a greater appreciation for self-management, self-assessment, graduate-level research and writing, and overall preparation for success in your degree, career, and life. A deeper and more meaningful understanding of Franciscan values is also emphasized through teamwork, service, and reflection, to build adaptive leadership skills and raise corporate consciousness to balance people, planet and profit.

MGT 505 - Advanced Management and Leadership

(Credits: 4.00)

Students explore in depth the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as the competencies associated with successful management such as teamwork, global awareness, planning and administration, and communication. In addition, they learn how effective leadership can promote the achievement of organizational objectives. Students also complete a community service project as part of this course.

MGT 521 - Strategic Business Financial Management and Control I

(Credits: 3.00)

During this course students will assess the role of financial and managerial accounting in business decisions and evaluate quantitative analysis techniques that support informed business decision-making in a global business environment. Students will predict outcomes of business decisions based on research and data analysis and evaluate different sources of capital for business and strategies of organizational financing in a global and cross-cultural context.

MGT 528 - Statistical Analysis for Managers

(Credits: 3.00)

The emphasis in this course is on statistical and research methods as they apply to management problems and decisions. Students will learn statistical tools and how to use and analyze appropriate data to promote quality effectiveness. Prerequisite: ADM 321 or equivalent.

MGT 532 - Advanced Human Resource Management

(Credits: 3.00)

This course presents a systematic framework for understanding the human resource management functions within an organization. The students will get an overview of human resource management and examine how its functions relate to improving productivity and quality in order to meet organizational objectives and competitive challenges.

MGT 534 - Managing and Motivating Teams

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students learn about team dynamics and how to manage and motivate teams and team members. Students learn how interpersonal, management, and conflict resolution skills are beneficial to solving problems, making decisions, and completing projects.

MGT 535 - Advanced Organizational Behavior

(Credits: 3.00)

This course deals with individual and group behaviors within an organization. It focuses on challenging employees to exceed performance goals while remaining committed to core values of the organization. The course covers the theoretical approach to organizational behavior and also the application of these concepts to real-world situations.

MGT 540 - Managing Technology for Organizations

(Credits: 3.00)

This course enables students to develop the skills and concepts needed to achieve organizational goals using the management of technology and the information it generates. The course focuses on how information technology enables organizations to operate in more effective and efficient ways.

MGT 545 - Managing Change

(Credits: 3.00)

Drawing from the areas of organizational behavior and management, this course focuses on the manager's role in effecting change within an organization. Through the study of cases of successful organizational change, students will learn the tools and techniques in order to manage in a changing environment.

MGT 547 - Intrapreneurship

(Credits: 3.00)

This course focuses on creative problem solving and decision making to achieve value for an organization's stakeholders. It covers the approaches, guidelines, and skills needed to identify and develop intrapreneurial opportunities for competitive advantage and organizational success.

MGT 562 - Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students will examine the language and concepts of accounting and finance so that, as non-financial managers, they can communicate more effectively with the fiscal personnel in an organization. Students will study key accounting and financial principles in order to analyze and manage costs and profits. Budgets, as management planning and control tools, also are discussed.

MGT 574 - Ethical Issues and Social Responsibility

(Credits: 3.00)

In this course, students learn about the ethical and social responsibilities necessary for managing in today's environment. By examining ethical and social issues that they encounter as managers, students learn to identify common patterns of success and failure related to the ethical and social behaviors of organizations.

MGT 584 - Capstone: Strategic Management for Organizations

(Credits: 3.00)

Corporate and organizational leaders design strategic organizational management processes to deal effectively with change. Using case analysis, SWOT analysis and policy analysis and design, students will investigate how these processes promote ideal organizational positioning in a world of change. Based on the formulation of mission and vision statements, students will examine the impact of organizational culture and strategic planning and management to determine how these elements affect the achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives. In addition, students will investigate a problem in the workplace and apply techniques and methodologies learned in previous course work to investigate possible solutions. The students will present their research, analysis, and recommendations in the form of a significant paper and oral defense. Prerequisite: Completion of all other MSM course work.