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MGT 112 Fundamentals of Management

This course serves as a basic introduction to the study of management. Students will study the managerial environment and the processes of planning, organizing, leading, motivating, and controlling. These fundamental principles are examined using current events and practices in the business environment. The course will emphasize management in the 21st century as it faces the challenges of globalization, diversity, technology, social responsibility, and ethics. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

MGT 231 Human Resource Fundamentals

This course examines the functions of human resource management within a business environment. Emphasis is placed upon the effective management of employees as a means of achieving organizational goals. Topics to be covered include the legal environment of human resources, planning personnel needs, recruitment and employee selection, performance evaluation, employee motivational strategies, training and development, benefits management, compensation analysis and administration, labor relations in a union environment, safety and health, employee termination, ethics, diversity, and the impact of globalization and technological changes. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

MGT 265 Negotiation and Consensus

This course examines two common methods used to resolve conflicting interests: negotiation and consensus building. Students are introduced to a range of effective organizational communication tools, including negotiation, consensus facilitation, and dispute resolution practices. Students will become aware of their own and other’s behavior in conflict situations and the effect or response that their communication has on others. Students will participate in a variety of negotiation cases, role plays, and communication exercises that illustrate different conflict resolution styles and strategies. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

MGT 310 Contemporary Management and Leadership 4 credits

This course examines the distinct traits and roles of leaders and managers, as well as the impact of each on successfully organizing and directing a business.  The role of vision, commitment, empowerment, and emotional intelligence in leadership will be analyzed and applied to various corporate situations.  Traditional and contemporary management theories, a systems approach to problem solving, and the four major roles of managers will be studied and applied.  A review of current management practices, including Total Quality Management and Six Sigma, will afford insights into improving overall productivity and enhancing strategic advantage.  Working individually and as groups, students will apply course content to both their current business roles and to pertinent case studies. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

MGT 362 Information Systems Management Theory

This course provides an in-depth examination of IS organizational systems, the planning and decision processes, and how information is used for decision support in organizations. It covers quality and decision theory, information theory, and those practices essential for providing viable information to the organization. It outlines the concepts of IS for competitive advantage, data as a resource, IS and IT planning and implementation, change, and project management. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

MGT 366 Organizational Development & Behavior

This case-study based course uses systems thinking to apply advanced organizational behavior concepts to real world problems and situations. Students will be asked to analyze the global implications of organizations, to distinguish between a business and the organization that conducts that business, and to develop proficiency in motivation and the creation of win-win environments. Students will use “framing” in decision-making models, analyze the traits of a learning organization perspective, and review the historical foundations of organizations. Ongoing individual assignments require synthesis of course concepts, as students act as an internal consultant to the CEO, recommending and evaluating various actions and their consequences. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

MGT 375 Principles of Emergency Management

This course introduces the principles of emergency management, including an understanding of how to perform a local hazard assessment for an organization or community, the development of a response plan, and an introduction to the management of large scale incidents. Students will examine the concept of disaster recovery for organizations and communities and the parallel concept of disaster recovery as it concerns information technology. Instruction will address the role of first responders to an incident, financing issues for emergency management and the process of securing grants from the Department of Homeland Security. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.