Undergraduate Bulletin

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Field trips may be required for any of the courses.

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: 760-143 or 760-152.

250-301 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR - 3 cr

A study of the behavior and attitudes of people in an organizational setting; the organization's effect on their perceptions, feelings, and actions; and their effects on the organization, particularly how their behavior affects the achievement of the organization's purposes.

250-306 PRODUCTION CONCEPTS - 3 cr

The study of modern operations concepts and models applicable to the production of goods or services in both the private and public sectors. An examination of the planning, organizing, and controlling of the conversion of a set of inputs into desired output.
Prereq: 760-143, and (760-231 or 230-245), and (765-171 or 250-211), or equiv.

250-310 MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS - 3 cr

An introductory study of the principles and concepts which are an integral part of the management function. Specifically, a study of such elements as management history and philosophy, the process of management decision making, planning, organizing, actuating and controlling.

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.
Unreq: 820-421.

250-351/551 PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS - 3 cr

Deals with key functions of Work Simplification and Work Measurement in implementing cost reduction. Work Simplification training programs have proven especially successful in a wide variety of companies. Work Measurement often establishes the required time for an operation. Standard Data and Methods Time Measurement are additional areas studied.
Prereq: 250-306 or con reg.

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.

250-376 COBOL PROGRAMMING - 3 cr

Designing, writing, debugging, testing and documenting computer programs using a high-level computer language. Program problems cover a variety of business applications. Emphasis is on structured program design, writing easily maintained and modified programs, and maintenance and updating of data files stored on magnetic tape.
Prereq: 250-211 or 765-171 or 220-477 or con dept. This course is not open to Management Computer Systems majors and those who have completed 950-232.

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 practical approach to grass-roots, real-world problems in managing the small business. Designed to develop an understanding within which small business concerns function.
Prereq: 240-344.

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 equiv.

250-419 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND EFFECTIVENESS - 3 cr

Major concepts of management and organization theory would be reviewed and integrated with selected concepts from organizational behavior, as are relevant to organizational effectiveness.
Prereq: 250-301.

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) and 230-245.

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 for PPA majors).

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 MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION QUALITY - 3 cr

Focuses on the Statistical Process Control (SPC) and the Total Quality Control (TQC) concepts. Stresses the importance of teamwork at all stages of the production cycle from product design through end usage in a way consistent with the Deming approach. A plant tour and a guest lecture by a practicing manager will develop familiarity with a spectrum of practical quality issues. Other relevant topics such as acceptance sampling and elements of Taguchi methods for variance reduction are also discussed.
Prereq: 250-306.

250-450 MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND CONTROL I - 3 cr

Both Manufacturing Planning and Control I and Manufacturing Planning and Control II are structured around the concepts of the Closed Loop Manufacturing Control System and incorporate the American Production and Inventory Control Society's common body of knowledge. Manufacturing Planning and Control I includes the study of Inventory Management and its related topics of inventory functions, ACB analysis, cycle counting, ordering systems and lot sizing techniques; Material Requirements Planning, Distribution Requirements Planning. The emphasis is on the concepts and their application in a modern manufacturing environment.
Prereq: 250-306.

250-455 MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND CONTROL II - 3 cr

A discussion of Bills of Material, Production Planning and Master Production Scheduling. Capacity Management and Production Activity Control including capacity measurement and control, setting priorities, scheduling, loading and performance and productivity measurement are studied. Emphasis is on the interrelationship of these techniques and their application in a modern manufacturing environment.
Prereq: 250-306.

250-456 MODERN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS - 3 cr

A study of the latest concepts and techniques used in manufacturing systems. How material is received, handled, stored and moved and the type of control used in these activities is continually changing. This course introduces concepts and techniques such as Automatic Storage and Automatic Retrieval (AS/AR), Zero Inventories, Just-In-Time (JIT) and Synchronous Manufacturing. It looks at how they have developed, their applications, advantages, and limitations. Students may have an opportunity to analyze an actual business and report their findings and recommendation in a class presentation.
Prereq: 250-306.

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.
Prereq: 250-306.

250-465 MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT - 3 cr

An overview course which applies production techniques and concepts to manufacturing organizations through the case study method. Both long-term and day-to-day problems from actual manufacturing situations are studied.
Prereq: 250-450 and 250-455.

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.
Prereq: 250-306.

250-471 OPERATIONS RESEARCH - 3 cr

Allocation of limited resources is the most common decision-making situation encountered by managers. Some of the widely-used techniques in resolving this important problem will be examined. Particular attention will be paid to problem formulation and selection of the appropriate solution technique.
Prereq: 250-211 and 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: 250-310, 250-301, 250-306 or cons dept chp.

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: 250-211 and 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: (250-211 or 765-171) and (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, 250-301, 250-306, 240-341, 240-344, 220-353, and cons of SBI Coordinator.

250-486 SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT - 3 cr

Techniques of management and human relations involved in first-line supervisory management. Principles and cases in planning, organizing, controlling, communications, discipline, morale, and other phases of the supervisor - subordinate relationship.
Prereq: 250-301 and 85 credits.

250-488 MANAGEMENT SEMINAR - 3 cr

A course required of all management majors and general management minors to provide an integration of the subject matter taken in the management major/minor. Students may be required to work on cases, a seminar paper and a management game. Repeatable.
Prereq: 250-310, 250-301, 250-306 and management major/minor in last semester of program or cons dept chp.

250-489 ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY - 3 cr

A study of the planning of objectives, strategies, goals and policies of an organization from the top management point of view. Course includes policy development, implementation, control, and integration of the technical, social, economic, political and functional activities.
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.

250-494B SEMINAR IN DATA PROCESSING - 3 cr

A seminar course aimed at discussion and investigation of new computer applications in industry. Includes special system studies, discussions with data processing professionals from industry, and field trips to advanced data processing installations.
Repeatable one time in degree.
Prereq: Cons dept chp.

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

To take the course the student must have the approval of a faculty member who will supervise the course and the department chairman, and be currently taking or have completed five management courses. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major/degree.

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