MANAGEMENT

The Management major has two separate tracks:
(1) Human Resource Management Track
(2) Supply Chain Management Track

It is strongly recommend that you specialize in one of these two tracks.  If, however, you cannot and you take classes from both these tracks then you will major in General Management.

Course Descriptions

358 - The Nonprofit Sector: Structure and Dynamics

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the program coordinator
Offered: Fall
Credits: 3 hrs. (Cross-listed as NPM 358)

Basic dimensions of the American nonprofit sector, review of theories for its development and its role in society, and overview of the financial and legal aspects of the sector. Examination of the various types of non-profits, including religious, social services, health care, education and research, advocacy, arts and culture, international, grant makers, and mutual benefit organizations. Identification of trends and likely future directions of American non-profits.

453 - Managing the Nonprofit Organization

Prerequisite: 358 or NPM 358
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3 hrs. (Cross-listed as NPM 453)

An introduction to managing and improving the performance of nonprofit organizations in an environment of pressure from stakeholders to rationalize management practices, show measurable outcomes and keep administrative costs low. Major topics include strategic planning, strategic management, fund raising managing, public relations, political support, international opportunities, information technology, financial management, human resource management, and management of legal processes.

454 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Prerequisite: MGT 351, FIN 341, MKT 331, or permission of school
Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3 hrs.

Study of the special problems of initiating and managing a small business. Integrates the functions of finance, marketing, and management and stresses the special discipline

455 - Current Issues in Management

Prerequisite: 351
Offered: As needed
Credits: 3 hrs.

Exposes students to the latest developments in the field of management. Current topics are pursued, including the areas of international business, social responsibility of business, entrepreneurship and small business, human resource management and labor relations, business strategy, and production and operations management.

456 - Leadership in the Healthcare Environment

Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Business or HCA program
Offered: Summer
Credits: 3 hrs. (Cross-listed as IPHC 456)

This course is designed to prepare students to assume leadership roles in a dynamic healthcare environment. It exposes students to the roles of leadership, organizational structure, and both organizational and industry-wide culture. Through assignments, self-assessments, and interactive/collaborative experiences, students gain insight into their own leadership and negotiating skills.

460 - International Management

Prerequisite: 351
Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3 hrs.

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the managerial challenges of international business.

497 - Special Studies

Prerequisite: Permission of school
Offered: As needed
Credits: Varies

Open only to juniors or seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in their major courses. A maximum of three semester hours may be earned. All individual research projects are reviewed by three faculty members from two different disciplines. May be taken for credit (three hours) towards the Honors degree by special arrangement.

NPM 358 - The Nonprofit Sector: Structure and Dynamics

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the program coordinator
Offered: Fall
Credits: 3 hrs.

Basic dimensions of the American nonprofit sector, review of theories for its development and its role in society, and overview of the financial and legal aspects of the sector. Examination of the various types of non-profits, including religious, social services, health care, education and research, advocacy, arts and culture, international, grant makers, and mutual benefit organizations. Identification of trends and likely future directions of American non-profits.

NPM 453 - Managing the Nonprofit Organization

Prerequisite: NPM 358
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3 hrs.

An introduction to managing and improving the performance of nonprofit organizations in an environment of pressure from stakeholders to rationalize management practices, show measurable outcomes, and keep administrative cost low. Major topics include strategic planning, strategic management, strategic marketing, fund-raising managing, public relations, political support, international opportunities, information technology, financial management, human resource management, and management of legal processes.