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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior 3 crs.

The course explores organizations as social units and the phenomena of individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include evolution of research in organizational principles and practices; personality, perception, and attitude formation; motivation; behavior; performance; structure; groups; planning and decision making; communication; power and conflict; leadership; stress; and international issues.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122

MGT B250 Management Information Systems 3 crs.

This course introduces the significant uses of information technology in the business world. The student will study steps necessary to design, implement, and operate a computer-based information system. More significantly, the student will study the complex issues involved in managing information technology, including the rapidly changing issues involving the telecommunications industry.

MGT B305 Labor Relations 3 crs.

This course is a study of the history and development of organized labor; the background and techniques of collective bargaining; union security and management rights; job rights and due process.

Prerequisites: ECON B201, MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B310 Human Resource Management 3 crs.

This course focuses on current issues in human resource management in both the private and public sectors. Topics include civil service systems, manpower, planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, compensation, benefits, job evaluation, and personnel systems evaluation.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B315 International Management 3 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B315

MGT B320 Psychology in Management 3 crs.

This course presents the theories, experiments, and problem-solving efforts of the psychologist and the behavioral scientist in the area of administrative action. Topics include cognitive dissonance, reinforcement theory, need achievement, leadership, and attitude change.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B322 Retail + Value Chain Management 3 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B322  

MGT B325 Production + Operation Management 3 crs.

This course deals with the decision making involved in selecting, designing, operating, and controlling activities of the operations system for continuous improvement. Topics include total quality management, forecasting, product design and process selection, capacity planning and location, facility layout, project planning and control, production planning, and just-in-time production and inventory management.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B200; junior standing

MGT B335 Advanced Business Communication 3 crs.

This course explores a core of advanced communication topics including meeting management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and cultural communication skills. Case studies are discussed and analyzed. A team project allows students to gain experience in conducting, analyzing, and writing a communication audit.

Prerequisites: BA B101, ENGL T122; junior standing

MGT B360 Essentials of Total Quality Management 3 crs.

This course introduces the fundamentals of Total Quality Management (TQM) through lectures and hands-on teamwork.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B360

MGT B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listings: INTB B370, MKT B370

MGT B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision Making 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers by providing them with the basic analytical, quantitative, and qualitative tools/skills to make effective decisions. A course project requires students to use (1) diagnostic skills to formulate problems, (2) data collection skills to obtain appropriate information, (3) data analysis skills to draw conclusions, and (4) presentation skills to explain why and how the problem can be solved. Decision implementation issues are also analyzed.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B201, MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B420 Leadership + Team Building 3 crs.

This course examines leadership as a process of influencing others toward the achievement of goals. The process functions through complex interactions among the leader, relevant followers, and shared situations. This course introduces students to current research and methodology relating to each of the three components of leadership, in the role of developing effective teamwork.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B430 Small + New Venture Development 3 crs.

This course gives students an opportunity to go through the steps required to start a business and to experience some of the frustrations and achievements associated with the process. Experience gained in other business courses will be used extensively.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B465 Sports Marketing + Management 3 crs.

This course covers the essentials of sports marketing and management–planning, promotions, operations, recruiting, contracts, and market analysis. The course will make use of traditional lecture and exams plus papers, cases, speakers, and field trips.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B465

MGT B493 Special Topics in Management 3 crs.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B499 Independent Study in Management arr.

See description in College of Business overview

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing