Courses

MGT 100 Foundations of Business Credits: 3

Provides an introduction to the functional areas of business (e.g., accounting, systems, finance, marketing, human resources, and entrepreneurship) as well as a number of contemporary business topics, including social responsibility, diversity, ethics, and globalization. Additionally, students will be exposed to various topics that facilitate a successful transition from high school to college. Examples include an overview of University and Bloch School resources, development of effective study habits, time and stress management, selection of a major and career options.

MGT 301 Effective Business Communication Credits: 3

The instructor introduces students to the strategic nature of business communication. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze business situations, prepare messages that fulfill the intended purpose of their communication, and meet the needs and expectations of business audiences. Students will develop the tools to deliver effective, professional written and oral communications, and will learn how to use library and electronic business research tools.

Prerequisites: ENGLISH 225 or DISC 200; RooWriter.

MGT 301A Effective Business Communication for Non-Native Speakers Credits: 3

Students will learn the strategic nature of business communication with a focus on building business English language skills and understanding U.S. business terminology and culture. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze business situations, prepare messages that fulfill the intended purpose of their communication, and meet the needs and expectations of business audiences. Students will develop the tools to deliver effective, professional written and oral communications, in addition to cultivating their English language abilities in the business environment.

Prerequisites: ENGLISH 225 or DISC 200; RooWriter.

MGT 306 Legal, Ethical And Regulatory Environment Of Business Credits: 3

The course looks at legal and moral thought, with attention to ethical issues in business. Students are introduced to our common law system; selected areas of law, with attention to the inclusion of cultural and moral values; and an introduction to government regulation of business.

Prerequisites: Bloch or BIT student with sophomore standing.

MGT 320 Law Of Commercial Transactions Credits: 3

Study of major areas of law included in the Uniform Commercial Code. Topics may include sales, commercial paper, bank deposits and collections, aspects of property law, documents of title, investment securities, and secured transactions.

Prerequisites: MGT 306.

MGT 330 Understanding the Individual in the Organization Credits: 3

This course explores the micro dynamics of organizations: the individual and his/her relationship to other people, teams, and work groups. Topics will include: individual traits, behaviors, and skills for effective performance; self-assessment and professional development; staffing; motivation; individual and group dynamics; multicultural understanding and diversity; and ethical decision making.

Prerequisites: MGT 301 or MGT 301A or concurrent enrollment (for BBA and BSA students); Bloch minor or BIT student with sophomore standing.

MGT 337 Managing Human Capital Credits: 3

Building on prior coursework, this course will provide students with advanced human resource concepts and practices as well as practical experience in how human resources should be managed in successful businesses. Student groups will work with a local organization to diagnose, analyze, and make recommendations regarding effective programs in staffing, developing, rewarding, motivating, and managing its personnel.

Prerequisites: MGT 330.

MGT 355 Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Credits: 3

Students will study the macro dynamics of organizations: broad knowledge of how organizations work and the various ethical means of impacting outcomes. Topics will include: structure, culture, and politics of organizations; human resources and linkages to organizational culture and success; organization influence and political savvy; managing change and learning in a global context; organizational governance, codes of conduct, and internal controls; the role of business in society; and various professional development issues.

Prerequisites: MGT 330.

MGT 360 Groups and Teams Credits: 3

Teamwork has become increasingly popular in many organizations. Whether formally integrated into the organizational structure, or temporarily created around specific projects, teams can be an important competency of organizations. They are considered an effective performance unit, and expected to efficiently cope with the fast changes and demands of today's business environment. Attaining the full advantages from teamwork requires effective management of team processes and dynamics. This course focuses on issues in team development, internal processes, and members' behavior, as well as management skills needed to effectively lead teams in organizations.

MGT 365 Managing in a Virtual Environment Credits: 3

This course builds on the fundamentals of individual and group behavior to emphasize how organizational design and management practices have been dramatically affected by the proliferation of social media and other internet technologies. Students examine cases and engage in virtual exercises to experience ethical and mindful ways to engage in the virtual environment. Virtual-appropriate variations of interaction, collaboration, conflict management, decision-making, problem-solving, and leadership are introduced. Students also examine geographic and cultural issues potentially encountered in a global virtual organization.

Prerequisites: MGT 330.

MGT 370 International Management Credits: 3

Students receive an introduction to management in an international environment, addressing the management functions and behaviors necessary to develop global vision and management skills at a strategic (macro) and interpersonal (micro) level. Cross-cultural management and competitive strategy are evaluated in the context of global changes.

MGT 375 Global Mindset for Managers Credits: 3

Students receive an in-depth look at the major geopolitical and cultural factors that have forged the international conflicts, relations, and identities that international business managers should thoroughly comprehend to effectively navigate cross-border ventures. In-depth regional and country business and cultural profiles will be investigated to provide students with multiple contrasting perspectives to their own upbringing or sense of identity (a global mindset), allowing them to better sympathize, communicate, and collaborate when working in cross-cultural business environments.

MGT 470 International Study in Business Credits: 3-6

This course is designed to provide a study-abroad experience for the student. The course involves three components: study of international business through on-campus lectures and discussions; travel to a foreign country for visitations to business firms, government organizations, and cultural sites; and critique sessions of the international learning experience after travel completion.

Prerequisites: special application and selection process.

MGT 471 Strategic Management Credits: 3

The study of business strategy concepts and application using case studies representing "real world" situations. The course stresses the formulation of business strategies to achieve organizational objectives using strategic analysis and models based upon external and internal assessments of the organization's environment.

Prerequisites: ACCTNG 211, DSOM 326 (or concurrent enrollment), FIN 325, MGT 330, and MKT 324.

MGT 487 Special Topics Credits: 3

Special topics in management.

MGT 490 The Professional Experience: Internship Credits: 3

This "experiential learning" course integrates a business internship opportunity with intensive study related to professional and leadership development. Students will work in a sponsoring organization for 15-20 hours per week and use this experience as a base to build professionalism and leadership. Working with a faculty member and a small cohort of peers in a seminar setting, students will explore ideas such as cultural observation, impression management and managing up, in order to enhance their effectiveness in a business environment and develop professional and leadership skills.

MGT 496 Internship: Management Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for students to integrate their academic studies via employment with a business/organization in the community. Internship coursework is evaluated on a credit/no credit basis.

MGT 497 Special Topics: Management Credits: 1-3

Study and research in areas of special interest under individual faculty direction.

Prerequisites: Departmental consent.