Course Descriptions

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 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.