Course Descriptions:

All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
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260 Introduction to Law
Overview of law and legal systems; attention to legal aspects of management problems.

301 Principles of Management
Behavioral background of formal organizational life, organizational design, integrating factors in collective behavior, organizational change, systems analysis, techniques of decision making and control, the organization and its environment, and the nature of management theory. Topics grouped in modules of organizational behavior, operations management, and strategy/entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: junior standing.

314 Human Resource Management
Theory and practice of human resource management. Topics include: recruitment and hiring, training and development, compensation, motivation, and employee services. Current issues in equal employment opportunity. Prerequisite: MGT 301.

330 Organizational Behavior
Individual, interpersonal, and group behavior in an organizational context. Emphasizes participation in class exercises. Brief lectures and readings encourage broadened awareness of one's own and others' behavior in managerial roles, while improving managerial skills. Prerequisite: MGT 301.

331 Administrative Theory
Focuses on the formal aspects of organization, structure, and design, and the relationship of these topics to such factors as technology, size, complexity, and environmental influences. Also, power, conflict, and politics within the context of formal organizations. (MGT 330 is a micro approach, focusing on individual and small groups; MGT 331 is a macro approach focusing on groups and organizations as a system in an environment.) Prerequisite: MGT 301.

334 Compensation Administration
Objectives, procedures, and problems involved in establishment and administration of employee and executive compensation plans. Prerequisite: MGT 314.

361 Contracts in Business Relationships
Analysis of the nature and functions of contracts in law, including their uses in merchandising, intellectual property, secured transactions, and employment relationships.

362 The Law of Enterprise Organization
The economic functions and consequences of agency, partnerships, and corporations. Prerequisite: MGT 260.

 

341 New Ventures

This course provides a broad view of entrepreneurship. Topics include the business plan. raising money for a new venture, assessing the riskiness of new business and the unique management challenges of start ups. Prerequisite MGT 301.

 

366 Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise

Examines current threats to the sustainability of the global economy, the environmental and social impacts of current business practices, and how both governmental regulations and for profit business initiatives are needed to address these issues. 


394G Behavior in the Global Economy
Explores the problem of culture and management as Western categories not necessarily relevant for other human groups. In dealing with the question of what is genuine "multicultural management," the instructors and students work together as partners in order to benefit from each others' experiences. An exploratory attitude encouraged which helps sharpen skills for decision making and increases personal sensitivities to a very complex world in which management is but one issue among many.

397I Global Markets, Global Culture
Globalization has become a very popular notion, but what does it actually mean in the context of specific areas of the world? This course explores contemporary globalization processes in North America and the three countries that comprise the region: Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

397H International Human Resource Management
This course introduces students to the major issues associated with managing people in the context of the global marketplace. The focus is on understanding the human resource issues that are unique to international business, and strategies for effectively addressing them. Topics will include strategy, employment law, human resource planning, selection performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations, employee relations, and ethical issues.

444 Management-Union Relations
Comparison of union and management objectives, functions, and structure including the scope and impact of union penetration into areas of managerial authority. Topics include strikes, the process of collective bargaining, contract administration, labor laws, and current major issues. Includes a personality profile of an influential figure in management and union relations, and
in-depth study of one collective bargaining process. Prerequisite: MGT 314.

446 Small Business Management
Groups of two or three students assigned consulting positions with local small business firms to determine problems and opportunities of these firms and to recommend actions and solutions. Problems normally related to marketing, management, and accounting/finance. Interim and final reports required. A real working situation. Prerequisite: Isenberg School of Management core
(except SOM 497).

448 International Management
Internationalizing activities including: trade concepts and issues, types of relationship, and specific forms of organization and operation; current issues and situations in the international arena and their impact on business activities; current transitions from international to global business conditions. Alternative views and differences fostered replicating actual intercultural relations. New views on how international business may help reduce the economic gap between poor and rich nations.

482 Current Issues in HRM
Advanced study of current problems in development and administration of personnel problems. Research methodology and recent research findings emphasized. Major research project required. Prerequisites: senior standing, consent of instructor, and MGT 314.


488 Strategic Management in a Sustainable World

Examines how Strategic Management Organizations can be broadened to include environmental and social considerations. Prerequisite MGT 366 (491E)

 

491A Interpersonal Skills
Training and practice in management skills basic to workplace success. Emphasis on communication and leadership skills, teamwork, diversity, and global awareness. Video taping helps students observe their own interpersonal behaviors. Careful self-assessment through in-class exercises identifies areas of strength and areas for further development. Using interviews and site visits, students work in teams to analyze a real organization from several
perspectives. Prerequisite MGMT 301

495L Leadership and Beyond
Provides an overview of different perspectives and approaches to leadership practice. Uses a multi-learning approach including experiential exercises, movies used as leadership cases, discussion, business cases, lectures and leadership development projects.

499 Senior Honors
Senior research, thesis option. By arrangement with department and/or Honors Office.

499 Senior Honors
Continuation of 498. Thesis mandatory. By arrangement with department and/or Honors Office.