Business: Business Course Descriptions

Graduate 2020-2021

BUS 605 Internship (1-3)
Internships provide the student with the opportunity to gain work experience relating to a student's major. The internship is planned, coordinated, and supervised by employer and a business division faculty member. Successful completion of the work experience and evaluation of work performance is required. Students may earn 1 to 3 credits.

ECO 600 Global Economic Issues (3)
Prerequisite(s): ECO 211 or ECO 212
Global Economic issues is an international macroeconomics course that focuses on the interactions among credit markets, goods and services markets, and foreign exchange markets. This global framework is used to explain changes in a nation's economic health, its economic impacts on foreign countries, and the effects of government and central bank policies.

FIN 610 Managerial Finance (3)
Prerequisite(s): FIN 300
This course builds on fundamental corporate finance concepts to examine in-depth financial theory and practices essential to financial decision-making in organizations. Students will develop analytical skills and problem set evaluation methods to assess financial resources and recommend financial actions to address managerial issues. Topics include valuation (securities, projects, corporate), financing decisions (strategic and tactical), and ethical issues in financial decisions in organizations.

MGT 500 Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
This course includes an introduction to our legal and governmental regulatory system, as well as a review of constitutional considerations for businesses. Morality, Ethics and Legal rules are defined and distinguished to give the student a foundation upon which to analyze the multiple dimensions of common business problems. The relationship between the Law and Social Responsibility is examined. Specific business topics and their legal and ethical aspects are addressed. This includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the following areas: consumer relationships; business organizations; the balancing of corporate vs. individual power (employee rights and responsibilities, employment discrimination); and the emerging ethics in a global economy.

MGT 510 Managing Innovation and Technology (3)
Develops foundational understanding of the role of innovation and technology in business organizations from inception through execution. Includes frameworks for understanding creation, commercialization, and value from new products and services. Topics include internal and external processes for innovation, impact of new technology on organizational metrics, the role of technology in profit generation.

MGT 580 Group Dynamics & Team Building (3)
A theoretical and applied study of interpersonal group processes and structures in organizations and intergroup processes. Students master fundamentals of group dynamics, intergroup dynamics, and team development and then analyze and apply these understandings to group and team issues in the workplace. Students should improve their effectiveness in groups and teams. Topics include the leader's role in initiating, building and maintaining groups and teams, the management of conflict between and within groups, high performance teams, virtual teams, and decision making and problem-solving processes.

MGT 602 Leadership in Organizations (3)
Explores how to lead, follow, and understand behavior in organizations. Examines models and theories of leadership and organizational behavior with emphasis on practical implications. Students will analyze, diagnose, and make recommendations about workplace issues. In so doing students will develop an understanding of how managers can improve organizational performance and enhance their abilities to be ethical, effective leaders.

MGT 603 Project and Operations Management (3)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 174 or MTH 176
Focuses on the basic concepts, issues, and techniques for efficient and effective operations. Special emphasis is placed on process improvement and project management. Topics include operations strategy, inventory management, process design and analysis, quality management, project management, and supply chain management.

MGT 605 Leadership Seminar I (3)
The leadership seminar provides a semester-long examination of a single cutting-edge management topic. Potential topics may include but not be limited to finance and international negotiations, international business, global commerce, entrepreneurship and supply chain management.

MGT 606 Leadership Seminar II (3)
The leadership seminar provides a semester-long examination of a single cutting-edge management topic. Potential topics may include but not be limited to finance and international negotiations, international business, global commerce, entrepreneurship and supply chain management.

MGT 607 Strategic Management (3)
Strategic management focuses on fundamentals of business strategy Topics include development of strategy, strategic frameworks and methods, industry analyses, and competitor analyses. A major focus is methods of dealing with changes in the industry and general environment. A strategic analysis of a business or organization is the culminating experience of this course.

MGT 625 Leadership & Organizational Behavior (3)
Prerequisite(s): MGT 580
Explores how to lead, follow, and understand behavior in organizations. Examines models and theories of leadership and organizational behavior with emphasis on practical implications. Students will analyze, diagnose, and make recommendations about workplace issues. In so doing, students will develop an understanding of how managers can improve organizational performance and enhance their abilities to be ethical, effective leaders.

MGT 635 Negotiations (3)
Prerequisite(s): MGT 580
A theoretical and practical study of negotiations to enhance understanding of negotiation processes and skills. Examines methods such as bargaining, mediation, arbitration, and distributive and integrative negotiations. Students develop analytical frameworks for negotiations and apply negotiation skills in simulations and through role-play.

MKT 520 Marketing for Management (3)
Prerequisite(s): MKT 300 and ECO 211 or 212
Provides an understanding of the administration and the management of the marketing function including the treatment of marketing planning and strategy. Students will develop the knowledge to plan, apply, and manage marketing concepts in organizational decision making (operational, tactical, and strategic).