2018 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The course focuses on introducing students to the world of entrepreneurship. Students will apply general business concepts to the wide range of challenges facing entrepreneurs. Through experiential learning opportunities, students will apply what they learned to develop a basic plan for a startup business and our new product opportunity.
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.
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.
ENTREPRENEURIAL FAMILY BUSINESSES
This course will provide insights into the impact of family businesses on the U.S. economy and critical elements to creating, managing and sustaining multi-generational, entrepreneurial family businesses. Core content exploring advantages and challenges faced by entrepreneurial family businesses will include dynamics of: conflict, negotiation, communication and teamwork, comprehensive strategic planning, effective governance mechanisms and succession planning for entrepreneurial family businesses.
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.
BUILDING ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATIONS
This course addresses the key legal, human resource, organizational and regulatory issues associated with starting, scaling, managing, and transitioning new ventures and provides an overview of solutions for responding to them. Attention will be given to critical tasks that must be accomplished for operational and economic success during the discovery, validation and scaling stages of new ventures.
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 DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE
A study of classical and modern organization development and change in theory and practice. Relationships among theory, design and behavior variables and organizational effectiveness are examined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This course exposes students to some of the opportunities and challenges inherent in starting and managing a professional services consulting organization by providing an opportunity to work with small, growth-oriented companies. Students will engage in consulting projects with firms while being exposed to speakers, readings and professional practice materials pertaining to professionals who provide consulting advice to new firms.
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 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. The writing of business plans and the acquisition of resources is included.
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.