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Management, B.S. Human Resource Management Concentration (MGHR)
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First Semester - Fall 200816 hours
COSC 1101   Personal Computer Applications
A proficiency course in the use of business productivity software suites. Applications include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Lab 1.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Expository writing and the use of the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise will be emphasized. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisites: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 0103 with a passing grade.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1203   College Algebra With Applications
A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1303, MATH 1603, or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
MGMT 2303   Principles Of Management (L)
An introductory survey to the fundamental principles of management and the functions of planning, organizing, and controlling. The course provides the student with a basis for thinking about complex business operations as they relate to the management process. Class 3.
 
POLS 2103   Federal, State, And Local Government
The structure and operation of American government on the national, state, and local levels stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Special attention is given to Texas government policy and processes. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 200916 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013.
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
MATH 1423   Elementary Statistics
An introductory treatment of research statistics. Included are frequency distribution, graphic representation, correlation, sampling theory, probability, and statistical hypotheses. Not applicable to graduation requirements in mathematics or engineering. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
MKTG 2503   Principles Of Marketing
Marketing functions and institutions involved in the commercial distribution of various classes of goods from producer to consumer. Class 3.
 
Third Semester - Fall 200915 hours
ACCT 2103   Accounting Principles I
An introduction to the accounting process, with emphasis on identifying, recording, classifying, and interpreting transactions and other events relating to proprietorships and partnerships. Class 3.
 
ECON 2103   Macroeconomics
An introduction to the nature and theory of Economics and the theoretical tools of macroeconomics. The course includes the introduction of supply and demand, examination of national income accounting, the role of government to include fiscal and monetary policy, the American banking system, and international trade. Class 3. (Fall)
 
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
MGMT 3313   Organizational Behavior (L)
The study of various organizational structure models and supporting theory; organizations as complex system; organizational behavior; individual and group dynamics in the business environment; organization development and change. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 2303. (Fall)
 
PHIL 2013   Introduction To Philosophy
An introduction to the art of thinking with an analysis of philosophical principles and problems, a brief survey of the history of philosophy, and a review of the contributions of outstanding philosophers. Class 3.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201015 hours
ACCT 2113   Accounting Principles II
A continuation of BACT 2103, examining accounting procedures for corporations, financial statement analysis, and managerial uses of accounting data. Class 3. Prerequisite: BACT 2103. (Spring)
 
ECON 2203   Microeconomics
A study of microeconomic theory beginning with demand and supply theory and continuing with examination of the costs of production, price and output determination under pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Class 3. (Spring)
 
LEAD 2303   Introduction to Leadership
This course provides an introduction to organizational leadership from a Christian perspective. Students learn fundamental concepts of leadership, visionary leadership, team building, communication, power, and liaison skills. A variety of learning methods, including case studies, role plays, research, role playing exercises, and other experiential methods are used to promote learning of Christian leadership concepts. Class 3. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MGMT 3203   Human Resource Management (L)
A study of business manpower strategies, human needs, position requirements, interviewing techniques, technical and human relations, motivation theories, training and wage administration involved in maintaining the work force. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 2303. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PSYC 2013   Introduction To Psychology
Basic study of human behavior. Fundamental theories, problems, and procedures relating to human activity. Biological, social, and cultural factors in development. Class 3.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201016 hours
BUSI 3103   Business Law
A study of the principles of business law covering the fields of contracts, agencies, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, partnerships, and corporations. Class 3. (Fall)
 
FINC 3113   Financial Management
A study of financial strategy in the processes of obtaining and managing funds of the corporation. Included are cash flow and working capital management, capital financing models, dividend and stock policy, and the examination of expansions and mergers. Class 3. Prerequisite: BACT 2103. (Fall)
 
MGMT 4313   Conflict Resolution (L)
An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the issues of industrial conflict, conflict resolution, and negotiation strategy. Includes model of conflict; conflict among individuals, groups, and the organization; economic conflict; and industrial conflict. The impact of labor groups on organizational conflict is also examined. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 3313. (Fall, Even years) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Management Electives
Management Electives may be chosen from:
BACT 3503 Managerial Accounting (Fall, Even years)
BECN 3103 Money & Banking (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 3203 Risk Management (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 4303 International Finance (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4343 Quality Management (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4363 Project Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4403 Sales Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4513 Marketing Management (Fall, Even years)
Class 3. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Lab Science Elective
Any natural science course that includes a lecture and a laboratory. Class 3. Lab 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201116 hours
BUSI 3423   Business Research Methods
The focus of this course is on using business research methods and statistics for managerial decision making. Topics include the research process, the research proposal, ethics in business research, research design and measurement, research sources and collection, and analysis and presentation of data. Statistical techniques covered include ANOVA and MANOVA, discriminate analysis, linear and multiple regression, nonparametric tests, and other advanced statistical techniques. Use of statistical software such as SPSS, Minitab, or Statistica is included. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1423 with a grade of C or higher. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
BUSI 4313   International Business
A study of world trade and of the problems and issues faced by a business when it goes into the international market. Included is the study of cultural impacts, monetary exchange complications, and the problems faced by multinationals related with dealing in foreign legal and social environments. Class 3. Prerequisites: BECN 2103 and BMGT 2303. (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
MGMT 4203   Staffing
This course helps the student design and manage successful organizational staffing practices. Students will be challenged to conceptualize the complex set of internal influences (such as organizational strategy, culture, and resources), as well as external influences beyond organizational control such as laws, regulations, and labor markets that define the boundaries within which staffing activities must take place. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 3203. (Spring, Odd years) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Lab Science Elective
Any natural science course that includes a lecture and a laboratory. Class 3. Lab 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201118 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BUSI 3403   Business Ethics (L)
This course involves a study of management/business policies and practices as they relate to contemporary moral and ethical issues in the work place. It includes an examination of issues such as equity and fairness, individual privacy rights, corporate social responsibility, moral aspects of capitalism, equal employment opportunities, sexual harassment, and others. Stress is placed upon historic Judeo-Christian ethical principles and their application to clarify personal values and improve management decision making. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 2303. (Fall)
 
MGMT 4103   Compensation And Benefits
Effective use of compensation and benefit concepts and principles to understand, apply, and develop Human Resource Management policies and practices that contribute to organizational goals. Topics include incentive and merit pay, pay satisfaction, compensation legislation, and the distribution of pay benefits. Classes are taught using a combination of lectures, discussions, in-class exercises, and presentations. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 3203. (Fall, Odd years) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MGMT 4303   Production Operations Management
The integration of the managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling with the processes of resource conversion into goods and services and the modeling techniques necessary to accomplish this conversion. Topics included are forecasting, planning, inventory control, and quality control. Class 3. Prerequisites: BMGT 2303 and BUSI 3423. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MGMT 4923   Management Internship
The student receives career preparation by observing, planning, directing, and evaluating applied management through a supervised work experience. Experiences and observations of the work process are discussed and applied. Class 3. Prerequisites: BMGT 3313 and Consent of Instructor. (On Demand) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201215 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BUSI 4803   Strategic Management (L)
The functional integration of all business disciplines in formulating, implementing, and evaluating business strategies. Case analyses and game simulations supplement lectures and discussions. Class 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing, BACT 2113, BMGT 2303, and BFIN 3113. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MGMT 4403   Leading Organizational Change (L)
This course presents the topic of change as an organizational element that can be strategically managed. Using the case study method, students learn to identify and modify the dynamics of employee behavior in ambiguous situations to help achieve organizational goals. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 3313. (Spring, Even years) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Management Electives
Management Electives may be chosen from:
BACT 3503 Managerial Accounting (Fall, Even years)
BECN 3103 Money & Banking (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 3203 Risk Management (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 4303 International Finance (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4343 Quality Management (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4363 Project Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4403 Sales Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4513 Marketing Management (Fall, Even years)
Class 3. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Management Electives
Management Electives may be chosen from:
BACT 3503 Managerial Accounting (Fall, Even years)
BECN 3103 Money & Banking (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 3203 Risk Management (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 4303 International Finance (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4343 Quality Management (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4363 Project Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4403 Sales Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4513 Marketing Management (Fall, Even years)
Class 3. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Total Hours: 127
Notes: Management Electives may be chosen from:
BACT 3503 Managerial Accounting (Fall, Even years)
BECN 3103 Money & Banking (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 3203 Risk Management (Fall, Even years)
BFIN 4303 International Finance (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4343 Quality Management (Spring, Odd years)
BMGT 4363 Project Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4403 Sales Management (Spring, Even years)
BMKT 4513 Marketing Management (Fall, Even years)