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Management

We've all heard of time-management. We know what anger-management is. We may even have seen the movie. Those types of management are directed toward ourselves. Each of us is the manager of our own time and behavior. Those who fulfill the role of manager on the job must coach themselves while managing others. Good managers don't do all the work themselves. They allocate resources, empower their subordinates, develop skills in others, and serve as the head cheerleader. They make things happen by asking questions, encouraging critical thinking, and motivating the team to discover solutions. Rather than manage people, really excellent managers manage resources that challenge others to achieve and grow. That's the right stuff of which emerging leaders are made.

MTSU alumnus Petar Skobic

He's managed a fine career

MTSU alumnus Petar Skobic, Management major, connected with ALDI stores at a career fair and started work as a district manager. After stints in Murfreesboro and Birmingham, Ala., he relocated to New York in 2011 where he works as purchasing director. In two years, Petar will move to Batavia, Ill., where he will become a corporate buyer for the company. “I had a great experience at MTSU and wouldn't have traded my professors with anyone,” he says.

Your career just may start here

Your career just may start here

Every fall semester the Department of Management sponsors “Digging Deeper,” a networking opportunity for Management, Marketing, and Business Administration majors,with 25 to 30 employers who visit MTSU. Every spring, the Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) career fair hosts area employers who meet with students majoring in Management, Marketing, or Business Administration. Both events allow students to ask questions, explore career paths, and form mentorships.

The Management program at MTSU provides the foundation for students to successfully pursue many different career paths. Examples include

  • Capacity planning analyst
  • Compensation specialist
  • Employee benefits professional
  • Employee relations specialist
  • Employee selection professional
  • Government administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Industrial/labor relations specialist
  • Industry administrator
  • Inventory controller
  • Logistics manager
  • Materials manager
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Operations systems analyst
  • Production scheduler
  • Quality assurance professional
  • Quality control analyst
  • Trainer/developer

Employers of Management and Marketing alumni and M/M Career Fair participants include

  • American Cellular
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • CalsonicKansei North America
  • Chick-Fil-A Murfreesboro
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Enterprise
  • Ettain Group
  • Insight Global, Inc.
  • Internal Data Resources
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Nissan North America
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • PepsiCo Foodservice
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Target Stores
  • Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA)
  • The Hershey Company
  • Walter Meier Manufacturing

The Department of Management offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with majors in Management and also Entrepreneurship and Business Administration.

Undergraduate minors are available in Management and Marketing, and the department participates in interdisciplinary minors in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Studies.

The Department of Management and Marketing offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Management; students may choose from three concentrations: Organizational Leadership, Not-for-Profit Management, or Supply Chain Management.

Graduate students can earn the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), with courses offered in management, marketing, business administration, human resources, and operations. An M.B.A. with a concentration in Concrete Industry Management is offered in conjunction with that department. A Certificate in Health Care Management also is available.

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A major in Management consists of 27 hours of management courses. All Management majors must have 50 percent of the required management courses in residence at Middle Tennessee State University. Students interested in careers in human resources management are encouraged to choose their management electives from the following list: MGMT 4490, MGMT 4500, MGMT 4510, MGMT 4620, MGMT 4640, MGMT 4650, MGMT 4660, MGMT 4690, MGMT 4830, MGMT 4950, MGMT 4990. Students interested in careers in production/operations management are encouraged to choose their management electives from the following list: MGMT 3710, MGMT 3730, MGMT 3750MGMT 4700, MGMT 4950, MGMT 4990.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Curriculum: Management

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar  1 credit hour credit hours  OR

    MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar

    1 credit hour credit hours

    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.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA)

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  *

    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1810. The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • BUS 3000 - Dale Carnegie Communications and Human Relations Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of a Dale Carnegie seminar which includes lecture, in-class activities, case studies, reflective exercises, and role-play experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability, strengthen ability to relate to and motivate others, enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude.

  • 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 - Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

  • 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.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • FIN 3010 - Business Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3010 - Business Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • MGMT 3940 - Business Ethics  3 credit hours  §

    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.

 

  • BIA 3620 - Introduction to Business Analytics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or equivalent, junior standing. Corequisite: BIA 3621. Introduction to the concepts and application of data analytics in business. Spreadsheet software and associated analytic tools will be utilized to visualize, model, and analyze business data using a hands-on-approach.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • MGMT 3640 - Introduction to Management Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 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 4680 - Organization Behavior  3 credit hours  §

    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 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.

 

  • ACTG 3020 - Managerial Accounting  3 credit hours  § OR

    ACTG 3020 - Managerial Accounting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2120 or ACTG 3000; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Analysis of costs of products and services, recognition of quantitative techniques relating to management objectives, overview of master budgeting, and planning and control techniques. Designed for nonaccounting majors. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3310 or Accounting majors.)

  • FIN 4110 - Managerial Finance  3 credit hours  §

    FIN 4110 - Managerial Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Senior standing; FIN 3010 with a minimum grade of C (2.00); and admission into the College of Business. A case course emphasizing the financial aspects of management. Topics include financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

 

  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management  3 credit hours  §

    BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

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Management

MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar
1 credit hour credit

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 1710 or MATH 1730; 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 3705 - Continuous Improvement
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Applies Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) methodology to business process improvement efforts. Examines how continuous improvement projects follow a structured sequence using DMAIC. Emphasis on established critical thinking models to drive continuous improvement.

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 3715 - International Sourcing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to the Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of developing and managing international supply chains. Emphasis on the unique aspects of international supply chains as contrasted with domestic supply.

MGMT 3720 - Supply Chain Distribution
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3620, junior standing, and admission to the Jones College of Business. Focuses on concepts and techniques required to manage the distribution function in a contemporary supply chain. Emphasis on the role of distribution within a supply chain and best practices leading to efficient operational performance.

MGMT 3725 - Lean Project Management Principles
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of managing projects for services, products, or events. Emphasis on application of lean concepts to project management.

MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 3620; 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.

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 4030 - Not-for-Profit Strategic Decision Making and Program Ev
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing. Focuses on essential management functions of short- and long-term strategic decision making and performance evaluation of not-for-profit organizations.

MGMT 4125 - Leadership Development for Women
3 credit hours

(Same as LEAD 4125.) Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Examines women and leadership with an emphasis on personal development. Critically analyzes the challenges, constraints, and opportunities that women face in exercising leadership. Includes an examination of women's diverse leadership styles through an experiential learning project with a community partner.

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.