Management

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

It is strongly recommend that you specialize in one of these three tracks. If, however, you cannot and you take classes from both of these tracks then you will major in General Management. If you are in Sports Management, talk to your advisor about taking two tracks at the same time.

B.B.A. with Major in General Management (120 hours)

1. Completion of the B.B.A. Common Requirements – 102 hours

2. Three of MGT 352, 353, 356, 357, 358, or 373 – 9 hours

3. Two of MGT 452, 453, 454, 460, 467, 468, or 469 – 6 hours

4. One School of Business elective – 3 hours

Collateral in Management (12 hours)

1. Four from MGT 352, 353, 356, 357, 373, 452, 454, 460, 467, or 468 – 12 hours

Collateral in Nonprofit Management (12 hours)

1. NPM/MGT 358 and 453 – 6 hours

2. One of POL 215, PSY 300, or SOCI 306 – 3 hours

3. Approved internship (BUS 475, POL 487, PSY 498, SOCI 498, or other) – 3 hours

Course Descriptions

351 - Management of Organizations

Prerequisite: None
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3 hrs.

Principles of management, emphasizing the managerial functions of planning and decision-making, organizing, leading, and controlling. Fundamental organizational principles and organizational theory are presented with emphasis on how they affect the management of organizations, domestic and international.

352 - Organizational Behavior

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

Study of individuals and small groups within organizations. Topics include personality, leadership, motivation, decision making, groups and teams, behavioral effects of control systems and structural design, and organizational culture.

353 - Human Resource Management

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

A survey course providing students an introduction to the key functions in the field of human resource management. The course stresses the relevance of strategic HRM to organizational operation and its use in support of strategic organizational goals. Topics include legal issues, recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, and organizational discipline.

355 - Production and Operations Management

Prerequisite: BUS 305
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3 hrs.

Study of the production and operations component of business.
Topics include capacity and location planning, inventory management,
scheduling of jobs and projects, and quality assurance and control. Use of quantitative methods.

356 - Process Improvement and Quality Control

Prerequisite: 355
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3 hrs.

A study of management philosophy, practices, and analytical processes
implemented in quality planning and administration of products and
services. Topics include corporate culture, quality design, human factors
and motivation, quality auditing, service quality, quality assurance, quality circles, and conformance to design.

357 - Management of Service Operations

Prerequisite: 355
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the challenges of managing service operations. The major topics covered are those critical to achieving operational excellence, including the design and delivery of services, service productivity, revenue management, risk management, customer contact management, service quality and customer retention, capacity management, and demand management.

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 nonprofits, 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 nonprofits.

359 - Employment Law and Labor Relations

Prerequisite: 351 or permission of school
Credits: 3 hrs.

A study of employment laws that have a substantial impact on business and the workplace. The course will cover laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace such as those under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; protect employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Act; and regulate the relationship between management and organized labor.

373 - Management Science

Prerequisite: BUSI 305
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3 hrs.

Applications of hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, and multiple linear regression. Coverage of the mathematical structure, the solution procedures, and the application of basic management science models, including linear programming, network modeling and simulation. Study of project management methods and techniques. Use of computer software to solve problems.

452 - Advanced Human Resource Management

Prerequisite: 353
Offered: Fall
Credits: 3 hrs.

Focuses on three subareas of Human Resource Management: 1) Equal Employment Opportunity, 2) Wage and Salary Administration, and 3) Recruitment and Selection. Course covers state and federal legislation impacting all topics and exposes students to mechanics of the three areas and how they operate within the firm.

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 and characteristics required of the small business entrepreneur.

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.

467 - Supply Chain Management

Prerequisite: 355
Offered: Fall
Credits: 3 hrs.

Focuses on the process of planning, implementing and controlling supply chain operations from initial raw materials to the finished product. Examines the analytical modeling of various aspects of a supply chain including product flows; the information flows; and the relationships among supply chain participants.

468 - Production Planning and Control

Prerequisite: 355
Offered: Fall
Credits: 3 hrs.

This course provides an in-depth study of the full spectrum of activities of production managers. Topics covered include forecasting, independent demand inventory management, just-in-time inventory management, materials requirement planning, capacity planning, production activity control, and master production scheduling. Emphasis will be given to the use of persona computers to support decision making.

469 - Strategic Human Resource Management

Prerequisite: 351
Credits: 3 hrs.

A study of current topics and trends in strategic human resource management. The course will cover topics such as compensation and benefits, worker safety, and the role of human resource.

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/MGT 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 nonprofits, 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 nonprofits.

NPM/MGT 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.