301 Organization and Management (3) Management processes and functions in manufacturing and service organizations. Analysis of organization structure, management practices of planning and control. Motivation and leadership practices. Introduction to techniques and tools of decision processes. Students are required to write case reports and give oral presentations. Prereq: Econ 202 and Acct 201.
302 Small Business Management (3) Application of principles to assessing new and existing business ventures. Development of business plans, evaluation of opportunities, organization of activities, and problems associated with operating entrepreneurial businesses, i.e., causes of business failures, merchandising and financial problems, and employer-employee relations. Prereq: Mgt 301.
303 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3) An advanced study of analyzing, directing, and changing organizational structure and organizational dynamics relative to the environment. Prereq: Mgt 301.
305 Creativity and Innovation (3) Intensive practice in the use of contemporary approaches to the creative process, including use of proven aids for developing innovative ideas. The generation of creative designs of products, processes and services with emphasis on commercial applications is stressed. Prereq: Junior standing.
310 Production Management (3) An overview to the basic principles, functions and concepts involved in the design, operation, and control of operations in contemporary organizations. Topical coverage includes operations strategy, forecasting, capacity planning, location, production planning, materials management, productivity management, and quality management. Prereq: Math 210, Mgt 301, or Junior standing in Engineering. Same as IE 310.
312 Introduction to Management Science (3) Introduction to quantitative methods used in business decision making. Topical coverage includes mathematical programming, inventory models, critical path methods, decision theory, and waiting lines. Computer software will be used to analyze application problems in business and economics. Prereq: Comp Sc 201, Mgt 310. Same as IE 312.
320 Advanced Statistics for Managers (3) Non-parametric statistics and basic tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation analysis, analysis of variance, and other topics in advanced statistics. Emphasis on computer input and output. Prereq: Math 210.
330 Quality Design and Control (3) The study of the appication of quantitative approaches to the design and control of quality. Topics will include the 7 simple tools, measurement systems, statistical control systems, and design of experiments for multiple process specifications. Prereq: Math 210 or junior standing in engineering . (Same as IE 330.)
340 Labor-Relations Management (3) An analysis of the relationship between management of private and public sector enterprises and labor organizations. The examination of the development, government, and functions of labor unions, the legal environment of labor relations, union organizing campaigns and the collective bargaining process. Prereq: Econ 201-202.
350 Personnel Administration (3) Personnel principles, functions, and practices, relating to managing human resources in organizations, the development of personnel practices, and currently accepted practices in personnel management. Prereq: Mgt 301.
412 Applied Production-Operations Management (3) Design, operation and control of production and operating systems. Emphasis is on the design, implementation and operation of integrated production and operating systems covering such functions as aggregate planning, master scheduling, inventory planning and control, material requirements planning, production scheduling and control, just-in-time production, capacity requirements planning, and product and process layout designs. Prereq: Mgt 310, 312. Same as IE 412.
430 Total Quality Management (3) A study of the continuous improvement process utilized in the management of both production and service organizations. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy of total quality management with specific instruction on the processes and procedures typically utilized to achieve improved results, including customer/supplier satisfaction efforts, process mapping and improvement, team development and participation, empowerment, and leadership. Prereq: Mgt 301.
450 Compensation Management (3) A study of the design and administration of compensation systems. Examination of job analysis, job evaluation, compensation research, pay structure design, and employee benefits management. Prereq: Mgt 350.
460 Purchasing and Materials Management (3) Examination of management of purchasing activities in organizations. Procurement systems and procedures, determination and control of quantity and quality, vendor selection and evaluation, price policies, value analysis, make-or-buy problems, ethical and legal aspects, inventory management, and materials handling. Prereq: Mgt 310.
471-79 Topics in Management (3) Selected topics in management offered on an occasional basis for qualified students. Admission by permission of instructor only.
480 Internship in Management (9) Supervised work experience in business establishments, institutions, or other organizations matched to the student's curriculum. Prereq: Senior standing or approval of the department chair.
481-482 Independent Study in Management (3,3) Special research projects undertaken individually under the supervision of the faculty. Maximum credit available for independent study courses is six hours. Prereq: Senior standing.
490 Business Policy (3) A capstone course focusing on policy, strategy, and the integration of all business functional areas, including analysis of the implications and relevance of social, ethical, environmental, competitive, and international considerations for top-level organizational decision making. Students are required to write case reports and give oral presentations. Prereq: Completion of all other business administration core requirements.
710 Organizational Theory and Design (3) The theory of organizational design, including the development and modification of organizational structure.
720 Statistical Tools of Quantitative Analysis (3) Designed to give students the statistical skills necessary for advanced work in the functional areas of business administration.
730 Operations Management (3) Introduction to major problems and decision processes of operations management. Major aspects covered: operations design; resource allocation and activity planning and systems control.
740 Management of Innovation and Technology (3) Contemporary issues in development, introduction, justification, acquisition, and maintenance of creativity, innovation, and technology in small and large organizations.
750 Human Resource Management (3) An investigation of practices and problems associated with the management of people in contemporary organizations. Consideration is given to both individual and collective relationship situations. A case study approach is extensively utilized, including coverage of Human Resource Management Information Systems and union-management relations.
790 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3) An advanced case study, integrating marketing, management, economics, finance, and accounting of selected problems encountered in the management of typical organizations engaged in the production of goods and services. Problem analysis and decision-making skills are emphasized in the context of the existing international environment. MBA and MAc students must take this course during their last semester. Approval from the Graduate Coordinator is required before registering for this course.