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: 760-140 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 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 overview of the principles and concepts which underlie the practice of
management. Topics include management history and philosophy, managerial
behavior and leadership, and description and analysis of the major management
functions of planning, organizing, and controlling. Recommended for
non-General Management majors with an interest in management.

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.

250-369 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 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.
Prereq: 210-244.

250-387 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3 cr
This course concentrates on how new business are started and includes new business start-ups, buyouts, and franchising. Objectives are understanding entrpreneurs, 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.
Prereq: 210-244 or consent of instructor.

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 3 cr
EFFECTIVENESS

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.
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).

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 incluse: 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
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 OPERATIONS PLANNING 3 cr
Both Manufacturing Planning and Conrol 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 INTEGRATION OF OPERATIONS 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 OPERATIONS STRATEGY 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 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.
Prereq: 250-306.

250-471 MANAGEMENT DECISION ANALYSIS 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: 250-320 (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: 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
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

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. Stud
Prereq: 250-301 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 relavant 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.