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Management (BMGT)
School of Business

MGMT 2303   Principles Of Management
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.

MGMT 3203   Human Resource Management
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)

MGMT 3313   Organizational Behavior
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)

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)

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)

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)

MGMT 4313   Conflict Resolution
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)

MGMT 4343   Quality Management
This course examines issues of quality management, including planning and organizing for quality improvement, cost of quality, customer and vendor relations, process control, quality control, purchasing and inventory management, and management of the continuous improvement process. Concepts relevant to both manufacturing and service operations are presented. Class 3. Prerequisite: BMGT 4303. (Spring, Odd years)

MGMT 4363   Project Management
This course presents principles and methods for planning and controlling projects, including project plan development, resource planning and scheduling, and project monitoring and control. The utilization of computerized project management software and related methods are included in this course. Class 3. Prerequisites: BMGT 4303 and COSC 1101. (Spring, Even years)

MGMT 4403   Leading Organizational Change
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)

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)

MGMT 4941-4994   Special Topics
A one-to-four credit hour course to be utilized for seminars, special lectures in topics not offered in the catalog, and as a mechanism for developing new courses. Subjects offered under this number may include any area in the field of management. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-4. Prerequisites: BMGT 3313 and Consent of Instructor.