Undergraduate Course Description
NOTE: Course titles shown
in the parentheses are in Quarter system. Course credit hours are shown in parentheses
immediately following the course title. Courses are in alphabetical order by course
Courses Equivalent to Prerequisites: The satisfactory completion of a course or courses equivalent in content to one stated as a prerequisite will fulfill that prerequisite.
BusA 4980 (BA 498). Strategic Management. (3) Prerequisites: completion of the entire junior business core; completion of the entire junior business core; completion of four upper-level major courses major courses. CSP:1,2 FA,SP
This is a capstone course in the College of Business Administration and is required of all seniors. The course integrates subject matter from the business core courses and other disciplines. This course focuses on integrated approaches to medium and long-term organizational challenges in a dynamic environment. Students develop skills in, and appreciation of, the role of all managers in the formulation and implementation of organizational strategies. A computer simulation involving teams of students from different functional backgrounds is a major part of the instructional design.
Warning: B.B.A. students who violate any of the prerequisites for BusA 4980 ( listed above) are subject to disenrollment by the college regardless of performance or time lapse and will be allowed a tuition refund in accordance with the university's refund schedule.
Mgt 3500 (Mgt 3500). Management Concepts, Theory, and Practice. (3) Prerequisite: none. B.B.A. students may not register for this course until Econ 2105, Econ 2106, and Acct 2102 are passed with degree credit. FA,SP
This course is concerned with the study of management theory and practice and their impact on the performance and development of organizations. It covers a number of important topics, such as the functions of management in the organizational environment, decision theory and techniques, operations management, communications, leadership, human resource management, and organizational development and change, and it examines their effect on productivity and performance.
Mgt 4010. Introduction to Organizational Behavior. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. FA, SP
This course describes and analyzes the growth, development, and application of behavioral science to industrial society. Emphasis is placed upon an understanding of social, psychological, and cultural aspects of the work situation using behavioral patterns as the basic unit of observation. Attention is focused upon such topics as industrial sociology, organization, social control, personnel psychology, and industrial social psychology.
Mgt 4220. Becoming a Leader. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500 FA
Student critically evaluate the definition and meaning of leadership, developing their own interpretations and definitions of leadership after learning how others have interpreted and defined it. They also analyze their own leadership strengths and limitations and engage in activities to improve their leadership skills.
Mgt 4300 (Mgt 430). Introduction to Personnel and Industrial Relations. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500 FA, SP
This course deals with the principles, practices, and scientific techniques and methods involved in the development and operation of an effective personnel and industrial relations program.
Mgt 4350 (Mgt 435). Organization Theory and Practice. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. FA,SP
This course emphasizes the emergence and development of organic business functions and the corresponding evolution of staff support services. The structural design aspects are considered in relation to the interpersonal and behavioral impact on personnel.
Mgt 4360 (Mgt 436). Personnel Selection and Development. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. FA,SP
Survey of scientific methods of employee selection. Interviewing, testing, and appraising human aptitudes are studied and practiced in laboratory situations.
Mgt 4370 (Mgt 437). Introduction to Organizational Communication. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. FA, SP
This course provides an understanding of the importance of communication within organizations and knowledge of the nature of the communications process. It promotes the ability to analyze and deal with communications potentials and problems as part of the organizing process.
Mgt 4389 (Mgt 446). Directed Readings in Management. (1-3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500, consent of instructor, minimum GSU cumulative GPA of 2.00. (Replaces Mgt 446) FA
Mgt 4390 (Mgt 439). Compensation Administration. (5) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. FA, SP
Compensation administration includes a review of job analysis, job evaluation, job classification, wage levels and the various elements relating to the assignment of monetary value to each position as well as wage surveys. It also includes a review of other moneytary rewards and employee benefit programs as well as nonmonetary rewards. It investigates the relationship between compensation and performance and reviews the various elements of performance appraisal.
Mgt 4440. Work Team Design and Development. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. SP
This course provides a structured approach to better understand how teamwork contributes to organizations, the conditions that make interactions between people and groups highly effective, and how to best put this effectiveness to work. Topics include work teams as a vehicle to improving organizational performance, designing a team-based organization, team organizational models, work team implementation issues, training and developing teams, team building programs, and leadership in a team-based organization.
Mgt 4500 (Mgt 450). Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management. (3) Prerequisites: Mgt 3500, Fi 3300, Mk 3010. FA, SP
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the personal qualities of successful entrepreneurs, to provide the student with information required in order to establish a new business venture, and to present the unique management problems which face entrepreneurs in starting and operating new ventures. The course provides the student with an opportunity to research the idea of starting or taking over a business.
Mgt 4505E (Experimental). Entrepreneurship Field Study(3) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. The criteria will be (1) evidence of interest in and knowledge of entrepreneurship and (2) a match between available internships and the students's skills. FA
Entrepreneurship Field Study immerses students in the planning and execution of entrepreneurial activities in a small existing or start-up business. Activities involve new business formatio, direction setting, growth, or turnaround. While students will be under the supervision of the faculty, they are expected to display responsible independent action and to interact frequently with a business founder, owner, or chief executive. Students must apply concepts learned in other business courses to their internship experience. The course may be repeated once for credits.
Mgt 4510 (Mgt 451). Personnel Legislation. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 4300 or consent of instructor. FA
This course examines the legal environment that directly impacts the personnel and employment relations functions of organizations. Federal, state and local legislation and important court and administrative decisions in the field of personnel law are highlighted, especially recent developments, for their impact upon managerial decision making.
Mgt 4540 (Mgt 454). Collective Bargaining. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 4300 or consent of instructor. SP
Nature of the American collective bargaining system, goals and approaches of the parties, activities and issues in the collective bargaining relationship, economics of collective bargaining, prospects for collective bargaining.
Mgt 4550 (Mgt 455). Managing a Family Business. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. SP
Management principles and practices are examined within the context of a family-owned business. The class has two distinct purposes: to increase the students' understanding and effectiveness as members of family firms, and to heighten self-awareness regarding roles and career opportunities within family firms.
Mgt 4580 (Mgt 458). Employee Benefit Plans. (3) (Same as RMI 4530.) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. CSP: 1, 6. FA, SP
This course examines the characteristics and design of employee benefit plans, including group insurance, pension, and profit sharing. These plans are evaluated in terms of their cost and effectiveness. Consideration is given to employee communications, taxation, collective bargaining, social insurance systems, and international benefit programs.
Mgt 4650 (Mgt 465). Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in International Management. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 3500. SP
This course provides a historical evaluation of management thought and philosophies as they have evolved under different international political and social systems, values and mores, and environmental constraints and strengths. These theories are compared and contrasted with historical and present-day theories of U.S. management writers. Open systems theory is the framework on which this examination takes place.
Mgt 4660 (Mgt 466). Comparative Management Practices. (3) Prerequisites: Mgt 3500, consent of instructor. SP
This course involves a selective analysis of management practices in varied cultural settings. Concepts and practices of organizing and motivating employees, labor/management relations, and other concerns are examined in different national settings. The human element in the managerial process is emphasized. Situational influences (both cultural and political) in the management process are identified and examined. An extensive international on-site program is an integral part of this course.
Mgt 4700 (Mgt 470). Operations Management. (3) Prerequisites: Mgt 3500, DSc 3120. CSP:I. FA, SP
This course provides an introduction to the concepts underlying production and operations management. Such topics as inventory control, production control, quality control, work measurement, production methods, and facilities will be covered. The topics covered are integrated using a systems approach to the operations of an organization.
Mgt 4710 (Mgt 471). Operations Planning and Control. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 4700 or consent of instructor. CSP: I.
A problem-oriented course in production and operations management combining the case method with computer technology. Emphasis is placed on developing an integrative approach to formulating and solving in-depth operations planning and control problems.
Mgt 4720 (Mgt 472). Design and Improvement of Operating Systems. (3) Prerequisite:Mgt 4700 or consent of instructor. FA
Design and analysis for improving operations. Emphasis is on the study of organizational policies and programs for ensuring continuing productivity improvements. Topics include organizational planning and improvement programs, equipment investment analysis, facilities design, job design, time data, and wage incentive plans.
Mgt 4740 (Mgt 474). Production/Operations Strategy. (3) Prerequisite: Mgt 4700. SP
This course addresses the development and implementation of production/operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate/business strategies and with those of other functional areas. Topics include planning and implementation of operations strategies, organizational design for operations, productivity improvement, and the implementation of production planning and control systems.
Mgt 4750 (Mgt 475). Small Business Management (3) Prerequisites: Fi 3300, Mgt 3500, Mk 3010, or consent of instructor. FA
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn how to manage a newly organized or acquired small business. The course begins with the startup phase of the business, and students are shown how to develop the business and make a profit. The mission, objectives, goals, and strategies are set for an actual small business. Staffing decisions, from hiring operative employees to the board of directors, are made. Major emphasis is placed on the design, integration, and operation of the production, marketing, and finance departments of the business to create a high-quality product or service.
Mgt 4760 (Mgt 476). Statistical Quality Assurance. (3) (Same as DSC 4760.) Prerequisite: DSc 3100. CSP: 1,2,3,6. FA, SP
This course provides the business student with a set of skills for achieving and maintaining quality assurance and process or service control. The course emphasizes the strategic importance of quality, statistical process control methods, techniques for design of experiments, problem solving tools for quality assurance, and the management of quality. Cases and computer exercises reinforce the basic concepts and principles.
Mgt 4900 (Mgt 490). Business and Society. (3) Prerequisites: Mgt 3500. FA
This course examines the external environment of the firm and the ways in which the environment has influenced business decision making and business operations. It attempts to integrate all parts of business environment with a balanced analysis of the whole business system, and develop a conceptual framework which can be helpful in business policy formulation. The course also attempts to forecast the future shape of business and its environment.
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