250-211 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 cr
An introductory course intended to provide a basic knowledge of information systems and computers. Includes the study of information system concepts, the use of information systems for management decision-making, the impact of information systems on management, user application development, hands-on experience, elementary programming, and productivity packages.
Prereq: 760-140 or 760-141.
250-301 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 3 cr
A study of the intraorganizational behavior and attitudes of people in an organizational setting; the organization's effect on perceptions, feelings, and actions; and the consequences of behavior on the organization, particularly how it affects the achievement of the organization's purposes.
250-306 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3 cr
The study of contemporary theory, methods and procedures used to manage the production/operations (P/OM) function in service and manufacturing organizations. Included is a thorough overview of the qualitative and quantitative methods used by managers in making the decisions needed to effectively and efficiently transform resource inputs into goods and services.
Prereq: 760-143, and (760-231 or 230-245), or equiv.
250-310 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A study of the theory and art of management from a decision-making perspective within the context of formal organization. Traces the development of management thought and practice since the Industrial Revolution, including the managerial functions of planning, organizing and controlling. Includes a discussion of managerially relevant behavioral topics including motivation, group process, leadership and communication. Recommended for students who aspire to managerial careers, both majors and non-majors.
250-320 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A study of employee relations from the standpoint of the business firm, including recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, records, and employee services.
250-369 LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A theoretical and experiential investigation of leadership theory and practice. Discussion includes relevant aspects of personality and motivation theory as they affect interpersonal processes of influence. Substantial time is devoted to self-assessment and development of personal leadership style and skills.
Prereq: 250-301 or consent of instructor.
250-377 INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 3 cr
To prepare the student for performance as a director of an information systems installation including organization and policies, planning and scheduling, operating controls, equipment utilization, budgeting and costing practices, and performance analysis.
Prereq: 250-376 or 250-480 or 765-271 or 950-220.
250-385 MANAGING THE SMALL BUSINESS 3 cr
A study of managerial issues and practices applicable to the small business. Provides greater understanding of the problems and challenges faced by small business managers and develops guidelines for improving management effectiveness.
250-387 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3 cr
This course concentrates on how new businesses are started and includes new business start-ups, buyouts and franchising. Objectives are understanding entrepreneurs, and seeking and evaluating opportunities for new ventures. This course assesses the development of ideas that might become business opportunities and examines the merit of those ideas in the marketplace. The writing of business plans and the acquisition of resources to turn opportunities into businesses are also examined.
250-410 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A study of the concepts, problems, processes and practice of International Management, focused on the Multi-National Corporation (MNC). Management in multi-environments, MNC corporate plans, objectives, strategies, viable organizational structures, MNC social/cultural/ethical issues, and coordinating globally spread out MNC units are emphasized.
Prereq: 250-301 or equivalent.
250-419 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND EFFECTIVENESS 3 cr
An analysis of organization theory. A study of classical and modern organization theory. Relationships among theory, design and behavior variables and organizational effectiveness are examined.
250-425 COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A detailed study of job analysis, methods of job evaluation, performance appraisal, community wage survey, basic systems and plans of compensating employees, and fringe benefits.
Prereq: 250-320 (or 820-421 for PPA majors).
250-426 RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION 3 cr
A study of the theory and application of methods used in recruiting and selecting employees. This course will include: the legal issues in employment, research in the employment process, the development and use of selection devices, and recruiting applicants for job openings.
Prereq: 250-320 (or 820-421 for PPA majors).
250-428 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
The course will emphasize theory of training and development, research to determine needs, types of programs, practicum in conducting a training and development session, and evaluation of programs.
Prereq: 250-320 or 820-421, or senior standing
250-429 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 3 cr
Principles and techniques in the Administration of Employee Benefit Programs. The course will include: Planning, implementation, design and evaluation of major employee benefits, such as medical, disability, pension, profit-sharing, government mandated programs and quality of work life plans.
Prereq: 250-320 or 820-421.
250-430 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS 3 cr
Study of the relationships between management and organized groups of employees, including labor unions and professional associations. Analysis and evaluation of collective bargaining processes and strategies, current bargaining issues, legal regulations of bargaining, negotiations and administration of collective agreements, factors contributing to conflict and methods of settlement.
250-445 QUALITY MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A comprehensive study of contemporary perspectives on Total Quality (TQ) theory and practice applied to operations systems. Includes a thorough discussion of statistical and quality methods including process control, acceptance sampling, and variance reduction. Explores Quality Function Deployment and the customer-focused implications of quality.
250-450 OPERATIONS PLANNING 3 cr
Study in depth of the planning processes performed in the operations setting integrating the topics of systems modeling, forecasting, production planning, capacity planning, capacity requirements planning, master scheduling, and material requirements planning. Emphasis is on concepts and their application.
250-455 INTEGRATON OF OPERATIONS 3 cr
Examination in depthof daily operational decision making pertaining to management of operational systems and inventory, inventory models and systems, inventory control, distribution planning and control, scheduling techniques, production authorization, lead time management, supplier interfaces, data requirements and measurement systems. Emphasis is on the interrelationships of these techniques and their applications.
250-456 FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 3 cr
The course uses a supply chain management framework to study flow of material through manufacturing enterprises. Topics include process selection, facility layouts, group technology, storage and retrieval systems, theory of constraints, just-in-time sysems, manufacturing resource planning, supplier management and information technology in managing manufacturing systems.
250-460 COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING 3 cr
Examines the role of Computer Integrated Manufacturing in Production Systems. Topics may include Group Technology (GT), Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Automation in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Additional current topics may be included.
250-465 OPERATIONS STRATEGY 3 cr
A study of the integration of operations planning, management, and control to create effective operations strategy within a global perspective. Includes a thorough examination of capacity and supply chain management. Also examines the theory of contraints as used to develop strategic competitive advantage.
Coreq: 250-450 or 250-455 or 250-456.
250-466 MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE OPERATIONS 3 cr
An overview course which applies production techniques and concepts to service organizations through the case study method. Problems of producing services will be compared and contrasted to manufacturing. Special demands for organization and control will be reviewed, as well as the identification of elements of success.
250-471 MANAGEMENT DECISION ANALYSIS 3 cr
Theory and application of quantitative analytic methods used in operations decision situations. Topics include model building, decision theory, deterministic and probabilistic problems, linear programming, PERT/CPM and simulation.
Prereq: 230-245, or equiv.
250-478 SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCES 3 cr
A capstone course required of students in Personnel/Human Resources Management. The course will integrate HR subject matter areas through empirical research. Students will utilize their academic preparation, analytical skills, and communication skills to develop a proposal and prepare a research report.
Prereq: 250-320 (or 820-421 for Public Policy majors), Human Resource major or minor, and senior standing.
250-480 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 cr
Study of the "total systems" concept. Understanding of an integrated information system, employing a computer and data processing equipment for use by management for planning and control purposes. Analysis of actual information systems used in industry and the government. This course may not be used to satisfy Management Computer Systems major requirements.
Prereq: 75 credits toward degree.
250-484 SIMULATION MODELING 3 cr
A course applicable to all majors that examines simulation as a decision making tool to improve management effectiveness. A broad understanding of simulation methodology is developed. Problem formulation, identification of variables, model design/implementation, and the analysis of simulation results are covered in some detail.
Prereq: (230-245 or 760-231) or equiv.
250-485 SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING 3 cr
A course designed to provide students with hands-on business consulting with faculty advisors as part of the Small Business Institute. Potential topic coverage is a wide range of business activities depending on client need.
Prereq: 260-311 or 240-344 and consent of SBI Coordinator.
250-486 SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT 3 cr
A study of the theories and techniques of general management, organizational behavior, and human relations involved in effective supervisory management. The supervisor's role and the supervisor-subordinate relationship will be analyzed. The skills required for successful supervision will be practiced through small group work, role play and other activities.
Prereq: 250-301 and 85 credits.
250-488 MANAGEMENT SEMINAR 3 cr
Provides General Management majors and students completing the Professional Minor in Business Studies (Management General Emphasis) with the opportunity to examine a significant management topic in depth. Students may be asked to perform or assist in orginal research, develop a case analysis, or study topics of special importance to career goals. Offered occasionally. Repeatable.
Prereq: 250-369 and 250-419.
250-489 ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY 3 cr
This course emphasizes management issues and practices from a top management perspective. Students learn theories and skills relevant to the strategic management of organizations, including the ability to assess the external and internal environments of the organization, strategy formulation and implementation.
Prereq: Sr st and completion of the other College of Business and Economics required core courses, (i.e. 220 353, 240 341, 240 344, 250-301, 250-306, 260 311) except Career Information.
250-491 TRAVEL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 5 credits in major/degree.
250-493 COOPERATIVE/INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT 2-3 cr
This course is a constructed-supervised work experience within the major area of concentration of the student. The internship experience offers the student an opportunity to merge with actual day-to-day activity in business. No more than 5 credits will apply toward graduation. Repeatable for a maximum of 5 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Junior standing and consent of department chairperson.
250-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
250-498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES 1-3 cr
Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor and department chairperson. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major/degree.
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