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MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar 1 credit hour Only for students with fewer than 30 hours or first-semester transfer students. Designed as an elective for first-year declared management majors and others interested in the management major. Introduces course requirements for a major in management, options for management electives, diverse subfields, and career options.

MGMT 3010 - Management of Operations 3 credit hours Prerequisites:  MATH 1730 or MATH 1710; junior standing. Will not substitute for MGMT 3620. Fundamental concepts and decisions involved with planning, operating, and controlling operations function in a firm. (Not open to business majors.)

MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management 3 credit hours Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

MGMT 3620 - Operations Management 3 credit hours Prerequisite: Junior standing. Management of production systems with emphasis on the process, system inputs, transformations, system outputs, and techniques for decision making.

MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. The organization as a system. Emphasis on the external environment, performance measurement, structure (including contingency theory of organization design), bureaucracy, and the impact of behavioral aspects on organization theory.

MGMT 3640 - Introduction to Management Science 3 credit hours Prerequisites: QM 2610; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Introduction to optimization techniques used in business decision making, including mathematical programming, linear and integer modeling, network modeling and queuing theory. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3650 - New Venture Creation 3 credit hours Prerequisites: BCEN 2900 or MGMT 3610; junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Examines the process of new venture formation. Topics include recognizing and testing opportunity, developing the business concept, analyzing risks, and financing the new venture.

MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality 3 credit hours Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduction to design, operation, and control of quality systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic importance; quality improvement tools and their use; supplier certification; awards and recognition. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3730 - Management of Technology 3 credit hours Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Examines  the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Particular emphasis given to information and communications technologies. Course structure may vary. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3750 - Supply Chain Management 3 credit hours (Same as MKT 3750.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Design, operations, and control of materials management systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic role in independent and dependent demand environments; software systems; customer-supplier relationships. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3770 - Operations Simulation 3 credit hours Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Introduction to the development of computer simulation as a decision-making tool. Investigation of simulation methodology and its application in business settings. Personal computers will be used. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

MGMT 3940 - Business Ethics 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The impact of individual values and ethics on business operations, including management of the organization and marketing of goods and services. Topics include legal and ethical aspects of dealing with the environment, consumers, employees, and the general community.

MGMT 3970 - Cooperative Education 1 to 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Provides students with the opportunities for full-time on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Departmental and MTSU Career Development Center requirements must be completed to receive credit. These courses (1) may not be used to satisfy the major or the minor requirements and (2) may not be taken concurrently with BUAD 4980.

MGMT 3980 - Cooperative Education 1 to 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Provides students with the opportunities for full-time on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Departmental and MTSU Career Development Center requirements must be completed to receive credit. These courses (1) may not be used to satisfy the major or the minor requirements and (2) may not be taken concurrently with BUAD 4980.

MGMT 4000 - Not-for-Profit Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Explores management theories and practices that impact effective management of organizations in the not-for-profit sector.

MGMT 4200 - Leadership in Organizations 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Junior standing; MGMT 3610 or permission of department; and admission to the College of Business. Importance of leadership in organizations. Examines major theories and concepts relative to leadership in formal organizations. Emphasis on practical application of leadership knowledge in the leadership role.

MGMT 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation 3 credit hours (Same as BLAW 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

MGMT 4500 - Employment Discrimination Law 3 credit hours (Same as BLAW 4500.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business.  A detailed examination of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to fair employment practices; emphasis on significant statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions forming the body of antidiscrimination law.

MGMT 4510 - Unions and Collective Bargaining 3 credit hours (Same as ECON 4510.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. The decision-making processes in the industrial relations system and their impact upon the American economy. Particular emphasis on collective bargaining, contract administration, and impasse procedures both in the public and private sectors.

MGMT 4550 - Service Operations Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3620 and admission to the College of Business. Management of service operations systems with emphasis on process, system inputs, transformation, systems outputs, information/feedback systems, and techniques for decision making. Includes a global perspective of services and development of an understanding of the trend toward a service economy in the U.S.

MGMT 4610 - Advanced Operations Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; 6 hours production/operations management electives (MGMT 3710, MGMT 3730, MGMT 3750, MGMT 3770, MGMT 4700); admission to the College of Business. Application of techniques used to design, operate, and control complex operations systems. Emphasis on system description, analysis, and implementation issues. Course structure varies.

MGMT 4620 - International Human Resource Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. International human resource functions including compensation, labor relations, training, selection, and performance appraisal; impact of culture on IHRM activities.

MGMT 4640 - Human Resources Planning and Staffing 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. Basic concepts, principles, and practices involved in the acquisition of human resources: identifying employment needs, forecasting human resource requirements, recruiting employees internally and externally, and selecting qualified candidates and matching them with appropriate jobs.

MGMT 4650 - Human Resource Development 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business.The role of human resource development in organizations including needs analysis; design, development, and implementation of programs in training and development; career development; management development; and executive development.

MGMT 4660 - Compensation Systems 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610;  MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. Formal organization compensation systems. Emphasis on the design, implementation, and administration of compensation systems utilizing wage theory, applicable analytical tools, research results from the behavioral sciences, and evaluations of actual practices currently utilized in the private and public sectors.

MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

MGMT 4690 - Problems in Human Resources Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Contemporary problems and issues in personnel and industrial relations in industry, using research findings as a basis for more constructive action in government-labor-industry relations.

MGMT 4700 - Problems in Operations Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Current issues in managing operations such as operations strategy, productivity, quality, capacity management, facilities location, materials management systems, service operations, and operations planning and control systems. Topics covered and course structure vary.

MGMT 4710 - International Business 3 credit hours (Same as MKT 4710 .) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MKT 3820; admission to the College of Business. International organizational structures and managerial processes. Cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing. World market patterns and international trade theory.

MGMT 4730 - Global Comparative Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Cross-cultural dimensions of management theories and the applicability of these theories in a multicultural and multinational environment. Topics include cross-cultural communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making. The role of MNCs in economic development and their relationship with host countries also examined.

MGMT 4810 - Integrated Logistics Management 3 credit hours (Same as MKT 4810.) Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. The coordination and optimization issues faced by firms in managing the inbound and outbound logistics activities of the firm in order to minimize costs and provide high levels of customer service. Logistics activities covered include transportation management, warehousing, order fulfillment, inventory management, and network design.

MGMT 4820 - Management Research 3 credit hours Prerequisites: QM 2610; MGMT 3610; and admission to the College of Business. Scientific concepts, methodology, and procedures in designing and conducting research for management decision making.

MGMT 4830 - Performance Appraisal 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Theoretical and practical issues related to HRM performance appraisal in organizations. Emphasis on job analysis, measurement of performance, judgmental measures of performance, rating biases, cognitive components in rating, feedback process, performance appraisal training, perceived fairness and accuracy, and legal issues.

MGMT 4840 - Study Abroad 3 credit hours (Same as MKT 4840.) Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing; admission to the College of Business. A short-term international business education experience designed to expose the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on the international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to management and marketing.

MGMT 4920 - Small Business Management 3 credit hours Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

MGMT 4950 - Management Internship 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Management or entrepreneurship major with senior standing; an overall grade point average of at least 2.50; and admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of management theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4990.

MGMT 4990 - Independent Study 1 to 3 credit hours Prerequisites: Senior standing;approval of department chair; and admission to the College of Business. Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of an approved faculty member. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4950.