2012 Fall Term
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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.
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.
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
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.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
A study of employee relations from the standpoint of the business firm, including recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, records, and employee services.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the relationship of organizations with their stakeholders (e.g., customers, employees, society, etc.) and provide both an exposure to and an understanding of both ethical and unethical behavior. By investigating organizations and their linkages with various environmental entities, students will have a better appreciation of what produces socially responsible behavior so as to expedite socially responsible actions and prevent irresponsible ones.
LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT
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.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BUSINESS FEASIBILITY
This course concentrates on identifying and evaluating opportunities that may become the foundation for a new business or non-profit entity. Identification focuses on exploring demographic and societal trends, consumer and industrial needs, technological and knowledge changes. Evaluation involves customer and industry market assessments, potential for intellectual property protection and financial feasibility. Additional consideration will be given to development and resource options.
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.
ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND 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.
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.
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.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
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.
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.
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.
This course provides an understanding of the business role of purchasing and procurement in relation to both operational and strategic organizational goals. Students will be able to identify alternative terms and conditions of sale, source suppliers and build supplier relationships. In addition, exposure to the bidding and auction process, negotiating with suppliers and total cost of ownership will be provided.
SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCES
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.
CONSULTING FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANIES
The Consulting course exposes students to some of the opportunities and challenges inherent in a career in consulting with small, growth-oriented companies. Students also develop an appreciation of both problems and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs through participating in "hands-on" learning experiences by conducting field case studies and providing consulting services that may involve marketing, management, IT and/or finance.
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.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW VENTURES
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.
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.
COOPERATIVE/INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT
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. Department Consent required.
Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major/degree. Department Consent required.