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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Undergraduate Course Descriptions
 
MGNT 2201 Business Computer Applications
3-0-3
Study of the role of the computer as a tool used for business. Topics include business software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and Internet applications.
 
MGNT 3105 Management and Organizational Behavior
3-0-3
This course integrates the study of management principles and practices with the study of human behavior within organizations. The focus will be upon translation of management and organizational behavior theory to practices which result in organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and human resources development.
 
MGNT 3125 Basic Business Finance
Prerequisite: ACCT 2101
3-0-3
An introductory course on financial analysis, budgeting, sources and uses of funds, management of assets, short and long run financial strategy and interpretation of financial data as these relate to the process of business decision-making.
 
MGNT 3135 Marketing Principles
3-0-3
Examination of the ways organizations satisfy consumer and organizational needs and wants for products and services. Emphasis is placed on the creation of value for customers and how the elements of the marketing mix are used to provide customer satisfaction in the marketing of goods and services, both domestically and internationally.
 
MGNT 3145 Legal Environment of Business
3-0-3
Legal Environment of Business introduces students to the fundamental legal and regulatory parameters that define, promote, and limit business activities. Topics covered include: overview of the law and the American legal system; Ethical Considerations; Constitutional Law; Torts: Contracts: Business Organization: Partnership and Corporate Law and the various business activities.
 
MGNT 3155 Total Quality Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 3505 or equivalent course
3-0-3
This course focuses primarily on the concepts, principles, methodologies, and implementation of Total Quality Management and continuous improvement. Through a continuous campus improvement project and/or an external industry project, the student shall gain experience at the direct application of the course material.
 
MGNT 3160 Management Science
Prerequisite: MGNT 3505
3-0-3
A survey course of these analytical techniques available to the decision process. The student is introduced to modeling, linear programming, network models, decision making under uncertainty, deterministic inventory models, queuing models and simulation.
 
MGNT 3170 Leadership
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
This course is a comprehensive study of organizational leadership and will introduce concepts of the nature of power, leadership, and roles and responsibilities of management. Leadership theories, frameworks, techniques, organizational structures, methodologies, case studies, and procedures used in leadership will be also covered.
 
MGNT 3205 Management Information Systems
Prerequisite: MGNT 2201 or equivalent experience, or CM3000 
3-0-3
Study of information systems and management in business environments. Provides fundamental concepts on the needs of management, the use of information technology in various business subsystems, the use of information systems to gain a competitive advantage, and managing information as an organizational resource.
 
MGNT 3210 Professional Selling and Customer Relationship Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 3135
3-0-3
Focus is on developing and maintaining customer relationships, professional selling, understanding organizational buying behavior, customer opportunity analysis, problem identification, needs assessment, value analysis, and value-based selling. Both analytical and sales/selling skills are developed.
 
MGNT 3224 Business Marketing
Prerequisite: MGNT 3135
3-0-3
In recent years, the role of marketing within corporate business has become more widespread and defined. With global markets has come increased competition that requires attunement to customer needs and demands in order to survive. This course focuses on the expanded contemporary marketing strategies that are essential for today's business graduate, who intends to serve the needs of organizations rather than households. Emphasis will be placed on case studies, group presentations, and class interactions.
 
MGNT 3228 Market Research
Prerequisite: MGNT 3135 and IET 2227
3-0-3
The value and methods of marketing research in the context of business decision making are explored. The course stresses the scientific process and its relation to the marketing process of defining the problem, collecting, tabulating, analyzing data for the purpose of reducing the risks associated with decision making. Students readings, cases, and assignments are used.
 
MGNT 3500 Database Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 2201 or equivalent experience
3-0-3
Focuses on fundamental concepts for database management and components of information systems within the functional areas of business. Covers analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, and administration of databases. Focuses on the application of database software to manage resources and support managerial and operational decision making.
 
MGNT 3505 Managerial Statistics
Prerequisite: MATH 1113
3-0-3
An introduction to the application of probability and statistics to business. Provides statistical techniques needed for managerial decision making. Course content includes descriptive statistics, statistical distribution, probability theory, and hypotheses testing.
 
MGNT 3901-3905 Special Topics
Prerequisite: Junior standing
1 to 5 hours
Special topics offered by the department on a demand basis.
 
MGNT 4075 Healthcare Management
3-0-3
This course emphasizes on essential management skills in the health care industry such as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. This course addresses the supply chain of health care services involving physicians and health care organizations. Topics include health care finance, accounting, billing, budgeting, and theories of human resources management.
 
MGNT 4100 Business Systems Analysis and Design
Prerequisite: MGNT 2201 or equivalent experience
3-0-3
Provides practice in structured analysis and design of business processes, with emphasis on the development of information systems for a variety of business environments. Topics include maintenance of information systems, systems development life cycles, systems success factor, and systems investigation, analysis, design, development, and implementation.
 
MGNT 4103 Marketing Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 3135
3-0-3
The marketplace has been transformed from a historical production domination to a consumer driven catalyst based on abundant supplies of products and services and the emergence of a world marketplace. This transformation has created the need for managers to understand the mechanisms that drive production and consumption; a process referred to as "marketing." This course will deliver the logic and common sense associated with sound marketing management principles under changing global conditions.
 
MGNT 4115 Human Resources Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
The course introduces the technical and legal aspects of human resources management. Topics include: human resources planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations, occupational health and safety, and the evaluation of human resources management programs.
 
MGNT 4125 Technology and Public Issues
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
This course examines developing technologies and the impact on society and business. The stakeholders, policy shapers, and decisions makers of the future need to address the social implications of technology, guild society to the appropriate uses of technology, alert society to technology failures, and provide a vision to society in helping to solve societal problems in a wise and humane manner.
 
MGNT 4135 Project Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
This course will provide a comprehensive, balanced view, one which emphasizes both the behavioral and quantitative sides of project management. A study of the systems philosophy, systems development process, human organizations and behavior, methods and procedures, and managing systems will provide the background necessary for managers to "do" project management.
 
MGNT 4140 Management of Networks and Telecommunications
3-0-3
Course the management components of telecommunications/data communications system for business. Special emphasis is placed on technical and managerial issues related to the design, operation, and maintenance of computer networks. Topics include communication devices and architecture, local and wide area networks, and other telecommunications aspects.
 
MGNT 4145 International Management
Prerequisites: Junior standing, ECON 1101, MGNT 3125, MGNT 3135
3-0-3
This course prepares students for careers in a dynamic global business environment where strategic, organizational, and interpersonal management skills are critical. Such topics studied are global manager's environment, culture context, strategy formulation and implementation of global operations, and global resource management.
 
MGNT 4151 Operations Management
Prerequisites: MGNT 3105, IET 2227
3-0-3
A first course in production/operations management. Topics include forecasting, master planning, MRP, productivity, competitiveness, strategy, product and service design, process selection, capacity planning, facility layout, design of work systems, and location planning.
 
MGNT 4152 Production and Operations Management II
Prerequisites: MGNT 3105, MGNT 3505
3-0-3
A second course in production/operations management. Topics include quality management, aggregate planning, inventory management, materials requirement planning, just-in-time systems, scheduling, and project management.
 
MGNT 4185 Technology Management
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
This course focuses on the management of technologies within organizations. Specific topics include the management of innovation, technological development, research and development, the justification and strategic implications of new technologies, and the development of a technological strategy. The management of both manufacturing and information technologies will be emphasized.
 
MGNT 4195 Current Readings in Management of Technology and Operations
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
This course will examine how technology impacts public issues. The content of the course will be based on the issues currently of concern and will range from ecology to health care to telecommunications.
 
MGNT 4595 Business Strategy
Prerequisites: Senior standing
3-0-3
An examination of the process of managing the total organization. Emphasizes innovations in structure, product, markets, and long-term organizational commitments as these relate to organizational success.
 
MGNT 4190 Entrepreneurship
Prerequisite: MGNT 3105
3-0-3
This course is about new venture creation. You should learn the role and place of new ventures as they relate to the creation of personal wealth, employment in general community, and their impact upon our daily lives.
 
MGNT 4901- 4905 Special Topics
Prerequisite: Senior standing
1 to 5 hours    
Special topics offered by the department on a demand basis.