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MGT 175 MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND COMMUNICATION

This course surveys management as a universal function including planning, organizing, motivation, leadership, and control. Special attention will be given to ethical, socially responsible management practices needed in today’s globally networked organizations. Using business technology resources, students will develop the professional skills necessary to effectively analyze and present data and other information through networked media. They will demonstrate their competencies via presentations. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: None. Offered fall semester.

MGT 230 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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 and forecasting 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, and employee termination. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 110/ENG 111. Offered fall and spring semester.

MGT 240 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This course seeks to develop the theoretical and practical uses of financial management principles including the concepts of risk, return and value. Coverage includes financial statement analysis, forecasting, working capital management, capital budgeting and long-term financing strategies. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ACC 101. Offered spring semester.

MGT 298 SPECIAL TOPIC IN MANAGEMENT

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

MGT 299 BUSINESS LAW I

This course is intended to acquaint the student with the development of the law and legal reasoning. Students become familiar with legal terminology and concepts and the impact existing law has on business decision making. Topics covered in the course include: an overview of the American legal system, Federal and State courts, constitutional law, business torts, crimes, contracts and the law of sales. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered fall semester.

MGT 301 MANAGERIAL ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING

This course gives an in-depth look at various quantitative analytical techniques encountered in analyzing managerial problems and making effective decisions. Topics include linear programming, sensitivity analysis, Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) models, Reorder Point (ROP) analysis, production lot-sizing, Material Requirement Planning (MRP), the just-in-time system, decision criteria, and creative problem solving techniques. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ECO 260 or ECO 261. Offered spring semester.

MGT 302 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This course provides a basic overview of the operational and managerial issues encountered in the production of goods and services. Topics include production and inventory control, investment decision making, capacity planning, logistics and transportation systems, facilities selection and layout, design, work methods, quality control, and Japanese and other contemporary methods of manufacturing. Students will be introduced to the use of quantitative techniques as decision tools for operations managers. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ECO 260 and junior standing. Offered fall semester.

MGT 304 BUSINESS LAW II

This course continues the introduction of the business student to the various forms of business organizations and also emphasizes the laws of commercial paper and banking. Debtor/creditor rights and responsibilities are explored along with the rights of landlord and tenants. Topics covered include: franchises, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, checks and the banking system, secured transactions, creditor’s rights and real property. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: junior standing. Offered spring semester.

MGT 305 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

This course gives an in-depth look at various quantitative analytical techniques encountered in analyzing managerial problems and making effective decisions. The major topics include: linear programming, transportation, assignment, network models, project management, and decision analysis. Application of these techniques in functional areas such as production, marketing, finance, and accounting are covered. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ECO 260, ECO 261, and junior standing. Offered as needed.

MGT 306 BUSINESS ANTHROPOLOGY

This course is designed to examine the application of anthropological theories, methods, and knowledge to solve practical problems in today’s highly competitive business environment. Students will learn how anthropological concepts, methods, and insights can be applied to identify and solve important business problems by reviewing the major areas of business anthropology combining theoretical issues with concrete ethnographic examples. The course is an exploration of the uses of anthropology to reform culturally insensitive organizational practices in the contemporary workplace and to identify culturally appropriate preferences to guide the innovation of new goods and services in businesses. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: GEN 110. Offered fall semester.

MGT 321 PROFESSIONAL etiquette and image

This course will explore the areas of business and professional etiquette and image so that students will understand and appreciate the critical role these play in the business environment. Basic skills and techniques will be discussed to enable students to better project a professional business image. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: junior standing. Offered spring semester in odd numbered years.

MGT 325 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY

This course will look at how firms become and remain international in scope. The course deals with the experiences of firms of all sizes, and from many countries, as they come to grips with an increasingly competitive global environment when a home market perspective is no longer enough. Through carefully selected comprehensive case studies and integrated text material, this course bridges both the internationalization process and multinational management. Three credit hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Offered as needed.

MGT 330 NEW VENTURE CREATION

This course studies the role of the entrepreneur and the small business. It concentrates on the considerations and tasks involved in starting and running a new business. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ACC 102, MGT 175 and MKT 220. Offered fall semester in even numbered years.

MGT 335 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

This course is designed to enrich student’s understanding of behavior in organizations. Course study draws on the behavioral and social sciences to explore organizational phenomena in terms of individuals, groups, and total organizational systems. The course stresses the role leadership plays in creating effective organizations, meeting employee needs, managing power relationships, and revealing meaning in contemporary organizations. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MGT 175. Offered fall semester.

MGT 342 PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

This course provides an overview of the financial planning process. It introduces the importance of issues affecting financial management as well as the following topics in financial planning: analyzing a financial situation; capital accumulation methods; risk management; credit management; tax management; and investment management. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: junior standing. Offered as needed.

MGT 377 FIELD EXPERIENCE I

This internship course offers students a structured, supervised opportunity to design their own learning within the context of their program’s expectations, goals and objectives for enhancing students’ academic and professional development and the needs of their host organization. It provides both an observational and “hands-on” learning experience through participation in an internship, ideally in the field in which the student will be seeking employment. Students who are already on an established career path may enhance their visibility in the organization by completion of a special project related to their careers, subject to prior instructor approval. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MGT 175, MKT 220, MGT 330, MGT 240, junior Standing and a 2.0 Cumulative GPA. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MGT 398 SPECIAL TOPIC IN MANAGEMENT

(Topic to be specified each semester course offered).

MGT 400 FINANCIAL PLANNING

This course provides an overview of the financial planning process. It introduces the legal, ethical, and regulatory issues affecting financial planners, as well as the following topics in financial planning; analyzing a client’s financial situation, capital accumulation methods, risk management, tax management, and investment management. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: ACC 101.

MGT 410 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE

This course explores the technologies of organization development primarily for the manager, secondarily for the leader, consultant and/or administrator. It is directed at understanding organizational intervention technologies and how to decide which of them might be most appropriate to a particular goal or need. It relates enhanced capability, improved performance, increased integration or heightened adaptability of an organization. This course is designed for prospective general managers who are likely to be participants in steering developmental change projects, for those managers who might work with OD specialists as clients and collaborators, and for those who wish to take a first step toward obtaining professional expertise in the practice of OD consultation. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: junior standing. Offered as needed.

MGT 415 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

Management success in the twenty-first century requires an increased ability to lead people in diverse organizations, and a greater sensitivity to differences-and similarities-in a changing workplace and customer base. This course builds awareness of the developing issues relating to diversity and inclusion, and enables students to develop skills for success in the work environment. Students will explore both visible and invisible dimensions of diversity including: race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, cultural Background, sexual orientation, education, disabilities, and others. The course draws on research and practice from various disciplines including psychology, leadership, human resource management, law, anthropology and sociology. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: junior Standing. Offered as needed.

MGT 420 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT I

The course is the first of a two course integrated capstone experience for business students that will teach managers to think and act strategically as well as prepare them for the final integration of all coursework in the second course in the series. The course focuses on how to gain competitive advantage and compete successfully in a global marketplace. Students will focus on the analysis of a first’s external and internal environment, corporate mission vision, objectives and goals, analysis of strategic options and implementations of strategy. The course will also emphasize the cultural, ethical, political and regulatory issues faced in the business environment as well as the need for leadership for the successful management of strategic change. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: senior standing. Offered fall semester.

MGT 421 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT II

The second part of a two course integrated capstone experience for business students, this course will enable the student to experience the practical application of concepts learned in previous coursework. The course consists of three parts: 1) a series of case analysis discussion; 2) a business simulation game; and, 3) a final presentation. In the simulation, student teams will be responsible for developing a strategy to successfully compete with the other teams in their industry and to make all major operational decisions for their company. The final presentation should be seen as the culmination of the undergraduate business experience at Medaille College. For this presentation, student teams will do an extensive analysis of an existing business and report on their findings in both a written report to management as well as a full period presentation. It is expected that all coursework will be done to the highest professional standard. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MGT 420. Offered spring semester.

MGT 460 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

This course explores business as a dynamic enterprise, interacting within the environment of governmental regulation, professional codes of conduct, individual personal value conflicts, and increasing social pressures. Special emphasis is placed on social responsibility and the changing environment of business operations in both the domestic and international arena. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: junior standing. Offered spring semester in even numbered years.

MGT 477 FIELD EXPERIENCE II

This internship course offers students a structured, supervised opportunity to design their own learning within the context of their program’s expectations, goals and objectives of enhancing students’ academic and professional development and the needs of their host organization. This is a continuation of the business exposure completed in the Field Experience I. A minimum of 120 work hours is required, but the performance level of the assignment is expected to be higher than the level I assignment. Students may again elect to complete a project related to their careers, but it must be demonstrative of a higher level competence and difficulty, and approved by the program chair. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MGT 377, senior standing, 2.0 Cumulative GPA. Offered fall and spring semesters.

MGT 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MANAGEMENT

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.