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Management Courses

BUS 10 Introduction to Business

This course examines the role of business in American society; the interrelated activities through which business provides the goods and services essential to contemporary society; and the interrelationships between business and government, labor, and society at large. General areas of study center on: the foundation of business; management of the enterprise; marketing activities; finance and financial services; and contemporary business problems and developments. (BUS 10, an elective, should be taken in the Freshman year.)
On Occasion, 3 credits

MAN 11 Principles of Management

This course introduces the student to management history, concepts, theories and practices. The managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling are examined.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 12 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on human behavior within organizations, including such topics as: motivation, communication, leadership, formal and informal organizations, implementing change, and organizational development.
Prerequisite: MGT 11.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 13 Managing Group Dynamics

A central factor in achieving productive working relationships is the ability to effectively manage group dynamics. This course examines the dynamics of interpersonal relationships within small groups. Teams will be formed and appropriate exercises conducted to develop interpersonal communication skills required for effective participation in decision-making work groups.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 14 Creating and Managing a Small Business

An examination and application of the required skills, resources, and techniques that transform an idea into a viable business. Entrepreneurial decision-making is stressed and its role in idea generation, conception, opportunity analysis, and the marshaling of resources. Among the course requirements is that each student will prepare a formal business plan including market research, operational and organizational design, marketing and financial planning.
Prerequisites: MGT 11, FIN 11.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 16 Business Communication

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) This course examines the opportunities and problems inherent in the process of business communication. The course is designed to improve effective business communication with emphasis on individual and interpersonal skills building. Topics include, but are not limited to, determining appropriate style and tone in various types of written business communications; strengthening verbal effectiveness through the use of presentations and graphics; and learning to interpret and use non-verbal communication for greater impact. This course addresses the unique communication challenges that arise as a result of diversity, globalization and the pervasiveness of technology.
Prerequisites: FIN 11, MAN 11, MAN18, MAN 11.
Fall/Spring/Summer, 3 credits
Junior status

MAN 18 Introduction to Business Information Processing

This course is an introduction to information processing. Emphasis is on computer hardware and software and how it is integrated by end-users for management information systems. Personal Computer packages (spreadsheets, database management systems, and word-processing) will be used to illustrate the tools available to managers.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 22 Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

This course is a review of current human resource management and labor relations policies, practices and techniques. Topics include recruitment, placement, evaluation and compensation of employees.
Prerequisite: MAN 11.
Fall/Spring, 3 credits

MAN 23 Business and Society

This course is a review of the major cultural, political and ethical issues that confront corporate systems in its attempt to adapt to the needs of a changing environment. This course of study includes analysis of the interrelationships of business with government (U.S. and foreign), labor, and the individual in society.
Prerequisite: MAN 11.
Fall/Spring, 3 credits

MAN 34 Supply Chain Management

The function of supply chain management is to design and manage the processes, assets, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers’ demands. Globalization of economy and electronic commerce has heightened the strategic importance of supply chain management and created new opportunities for using supply chain strategy and planning as a competitive tool. The course is designed to develop an understanding of key drivers of supply chain performance and provide analytical and problem solving skills necessary for a variety of supply chain management and design problems.
Prerequisite: QAS 20.
Fall, 3 credits

MAN 51 Production Management

This course focuses on the production environment where goods and services are created. The student is guided by the management perspective of organizing and controlling the major elements in the creation of goods and services in an efficient manner. Topics treated include standards, productivity, quality control, materials requirements, planning, cost effectiveness, production control and service factors.
Prerequisites: MAN 11, ECO 72.

MAN 71 Business Policy

This is a capstone course in which the disciplines of management, finance, marketing and accounting are integrated to focus on policy decision-making to solve business problems. Computer based business simulations may be used to make essential policy decisions.
Prerequisites: MAN 11, 18, FIN 11, MAN 11 and Senior status.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 75 International Management and Cross Cultural Behavior

This course is a survey of managerial actions and practices in a global setting. The impact of economic, political, and socio-cultural differences in international business management are explored. This course provides a framework for understanding cultural differences and the implications of such differences in forming managerial policies.
Prerequisite: MAN 11.
Fall/Spring, 3 credits

MAN 81 Management Seminar

In this course, students utilize and direct all previous knowledge attained in the area of management toward the solution of a pragmatic problem. The research project incorporates theoretical and empirical literature plus relevant methodology.
Prerequisite: Senior status.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 85 Arts Management Seminar

Arts Management covers all fields in the arts; the special and unique problems as well as the opportunities are explored. Theoretical and practical techniques are blended by using groups and individual study projects. This course is designed to strengthen interpersonal skills, and to provide the opportunity to students to pursue their own special interests.
On Occasion, 3 credits

MAN 91, 92 Independent Research Study

A program of supervised research in a selected area of management.
Prerequisite: Senior status.
Every Semester, 1 to 2 credits

MAN 93-94 Management Internships

Internships will be arranged through the Management Department. These internships are planned programs of research observations, study, and participation in selected organizations. They are designed to enrich classroom study with hands-on practical experience.
On Occasion, 3 credits

QAS 19 Decision Analysis

This course covers the practical application of management science models to business problems. Applications include efficient allocation of scarce resources, project scheduling, network design, inventory management and queuing models.
Prerequisites: Math 6 and ECO 72.
Every Semester, 3 credits

QAS 20 Business Statistics

This course introduces some of the statistical concepts and techniques used in business decision-making at an advanced level. The emphasis is on business application. Problems from the functional areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations are used to illustrate how probabilistic and statistical thinking and analysis can enhance the quality of decisions.
Every Semester, 3 credits

Management Information Systems Courses

MIS 20 Principles of Management Information Systems (Junior Year)

This course is an overview of information systems technology. This course will emphasize management concepts and strategy essential for the selection, development, design, implementation, use, and maintenance of information technologies (IT) and information systems (IS) applications. Business case studies are used to facilitate classroom discussion.
Prerequisite: MAN 18 or equivalent.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MIS 30 Business Systems Analysis and Database Design

The topics included in this course are the approaches to collecting and analyzing users‚ information requirements, principles of entity relationship and data modeling, normalization principles to improve database design, data administration, data security, database backup and recovery, and new directions in Data Base Management Systems (DBMS).
Prerequisite: MIS 20.
Occasionally, 3 credits

MIS 40 Management Support Systems

This course introduces the use of computer-based systems – Management Support Systems (MSS) – in support of managerial decision-making and organizational activity. MSS support managers in his/her decision-making process and improve the effectiveness of managerial activities. Topics include the evolution of MSS, decision-making, data management and modeling which include these Systems: Decision Support (DSS), Expert Support (ES), Group Support (GSS), and Executive Support (ESS).
Prerequisite: MIS 20.
Occasionally, 3 credits

MIS 50 Management of Telecommunications and Networks

This course will introduce the students to the concepts of telecommunications (TC), TC networks, TC equipment, TC capabilities, and TC systems. The issue of managing TC networks is addressed. This knowledge enables students to evaluate TC options in an organizational setting. Students gain an understanding of emerging technologies in order to make informed decisions.
Prerequisite: MIS 20.
Occasionally, 3 credits

MIS 60 Managing Information Technology and Electronic Commerce in a Multinational Business Environment (Capstone Course)

This course focuses on Information Technology (IT) environments around the world including national infrastructures and regulatory regimes, global IT applications, global IT development strategies, global management support systems and global IT management strategies. The course emphasizes the critical role IT plays in managing global finance, marketing, manufacturing, trade and accounting practices. Also, this course focuses on the comparison and contrast of e-commerce with traditional commerce.
Prerequisite: MIS 20, 30, 40, 50.
Occasionally 3 credits