Management

MGT 301. Management Theory & Practice — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: None.
Overview of management responsibilities, including planning, directing, leading, and controlling. Identification and analysis of key employee issues, including work motivation, personality, attitudes, individual and social behavior, and corporate culture; industry and macro-environmental threats and opportunities; and methods and systems for effectively addressing them. Focuses on planning and decision-making; ethics and social responsibility; leadership; performance appraisal, reward, information, and control systems; job, group, and organizational analysis and design; operations and strategic management; and organizational change and development.

MGT 304. Performance Appraisal & Reward Methods & Systems — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice, HRM 315 Employment Practices & the Law.
Strategic, ethical, and legal considerations in appraising and rewarding performance at work. Discussion of various appraisal criteria, methods, and tools; feedback procedures and processes; and compensation schemes and
systems. Examination of legal and other environmental factors influencing appraisal and compensation activities.

MGT 305. The Managerial Environment — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
This course describes the current operating environment that leaders and managers must negotiate to successfully lead their organizations through a variety of contemporary issues.  Examines challenges for management in a global environment.  Explores organizational culture, ethics, diversity, decision-making and leadership.  Studies group and team development, the importance of effective communication and the role of advanced information technology.  The course will utilize case studies to build management skills.

MGT 307. Organization Development — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Explores theory, research and practice in systematic planning and implementation of organizational change. Focuses on theories of individual, social and organizational behavior and their application to organizational change. Considers Organizational Development at the individual, team or group, and entire organizational levels.

MGT 308. Small Business Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Identifies, analyzes, and explores methods to address issues specific to the small business, with focus on the family-owned and managed firm. A practical emphasis for those who currently or plan to work for, own, manage, or transact with a small business.

MGT 309. Managerial Ethics & Social Responsibility — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Explores theory and practice in the identification, evaluation, and achievement of ethical standards for interaction with
co-workers, management of employees, and development and implementation of business strategy. Focuses on ethical issues to be addressed in decision making, planning, training, supervision, and transaction with stockholders. Includes case analyses.

MGT 420. Production and Operations Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MSCI 301 Introduction to Management Science.
Covers effective decision-making tools and techniques for production and operations. Includes decision theory, tools, techniques, and support systems; aggregate planning; system location, layout design and maintenance; statistical applications to quality control, with an emphasis on Total Quality Management inventory and statistical process control; materials requirement planning; and forecasting.

MGT 421. Manufacturing Management Systems — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: MSCI 285 Introduction to Business Statistics, MSCI 301 Introduction to Management Science.
Covers the development and implementation of systems for production design and planning, inventory and shop floor control, and other manufacturing related tasks. Includes the nature and applications of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programs. Assignments include the design of a prototype manufacturing management system.

MGT 422. Project Management— (3 Units)
Prerequisites: The student is expected to have a basic understanding of management foundations, to be familiar with the case study method, and to have basic presentation skills.
Pre-requisite courses: MGT 301- Management Theory & Practice; MSCI 285-Introduction to Business Statistics; MSCI 301-Introduction to Management Science .

A course dealing with planned project execution and management in organizations; covering the organization, staffing, planning, scheduling, controlling, budgeting, and evaluation of small, intermediate, and large projects. Course work includes various current techniques such as PERT, technologies such as project management software packages; and organizational structures such as matrix support. Project Management at the individual, team (group), and organizational level.

MGT 440. E-Commerce Business Strategies — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice
The course focuses on understanding the internet as a source of marketing and as a source of sales in consumer and business markets. We will examine strategic challenges and opportunities for supplier management, customer relationship management, marketing communications and new business development. We will compare traditional channels of distribution and the internet as well as internet retailing versus brick and mortar retailing.

MGT 460. Entrepreneurship — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Students will identify and evaluate potential opportunities and develop a plan for implementation of a business concept. The process of business plan development emphasizes concept development, followed by research, assumption verification, and implementation. Students will write a business plan, which includes an executive summary, business description, market analysis, competitive analysis, description of management team, and the implementation of actionable items in marketing, finance, and operations.

MGT 492. Strategic Planning & Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: This is the Capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) and is the culmination of all business and management study for this degree. The prerequisite for this course is completion of all other required courses in your business program.
As a “capstone” course, the material will encompass all previous efforts during your studies for maximizing competitiveness in the industrial and macroscopic environment. The focus of this course is on application of knowledge highlighting the importance of, key issues reflected in and effective methods for, corporate goal formulation, internal and external analysis, business and corporate level strategy, and supportive organizational structures, processes, and systems. This course will cover current business issues and developments as well as assist students in gaining new knowledge and understanding about the management of corporate operations. While we will spend some efforts in the review of the conceptual and practical aspects of business policies and policy decision making by utilizing all the concepts, theories, and tools that were presented in previous courses- the focus is a “practioner’s approach”. Students will analyze and recommend comprehensive and workable approaches to case studies and be responsible for developing solutions to improve existing business plans. The necessity to view and grasp everything in terms of the whole organization is a skill that is difficult to learn, but is achievable through study and concentrated efforts to read and complete the requirements of this capstone course.

MGT 493. Practicum in Management — (2 Units lab)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 60 hours of previous or concurrent practical
experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

MGT 494. Practicum in Management — (3 Units lab)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 90 hours of previous or concurrent practical
experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

MGT 498. Directed Individual Study in Management — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Course content arranged with faculty.

MGT 499. Directed Individual Study in Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
Course content arranged with faculty.

MGT 501. Graduate Management Theory & Practice — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. The Microsoft PowerPoint version that accompanies MS Word 97 or 2000 is also required.
Covers various management approaches, including recent, emerging, and anticipated developments. Focuses critical attention on relevant theory, research, and practice; facilitates the development of analytical and research skills to encourage further contributions to the field; and identifies important and current employee issues for application of existing and future management knowledge.

MGT 504. Performance Evaluation, Control & Rewards — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice.
Focuses on the theoretical underpinnings, analysis, design, and implementation of performance appraisal, control, and reward methods, tools and systems. Directs critical attention to measurement, motivation, personality, goal setting and behavioral theory and concepts and applies them to the selection of performance criteria and incentives. Includes the design of performance appraisal instruments and control reward systems; and the management of the implementation process, for example, involving performance feedback and behavior modification of performance, control, and reward systems in an existing organization, deliverable as a term project and as a consult report to the client.

MGT 507. Organizational Change & Development — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice.
Includes theory regarding change both as an emergent social process and as a suitable application of management planning. Focuses on the knowledge base for planned change presented by theory and research regarding individual motivation and social process; the social function of the change agent; political dynamics and other relevant social and organizational issues, structures, and processes.

MGT 508. Research & Practice in Small Business Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice.
Focuses on managing in the numerically and economically dominant sector of U.S. industry occupied by small businesses. Includes the analysis of such unique problems as succession planning; the intrusion of family issues in the workplace; buying an existing business or franchise - each considering the special viewpoint of the entrepreneur.

MGT 509. Ethical Theory & Management Practice — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice.
Traces the development of ethical theory from ancient philosophy to the present, and applies it to the evaluation of actual decisions by managers and to the resolution of issues they are likely to face. Through text and case material, demonstrates the ubiquity, justifies the identification, and enables the evaluation of ethical assumptions underlying and rationale for a wide range of management decisions, behaviors, policies, and practices.

MGT 510. Leading Your Organization in the 21st Century — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory and Practice.
This course will examine the inter- and intra-personal dynamics as they affect the achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of leadership; concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, communication and conflict processes, power, authority, organizational structures and design. Managing change and organizational development in domestic and international environments are also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining leadership in a systematic manner.

MGT 511. The Management of Knowledge Workers — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice.
Recognizes the value, uniqueness, and management challenges presented by the professional employee, and methods for addressing them. Focuses on the problems of measuring and rewarding unstructured task performance, developing incentives that meet the special needs of professionals, nurturing innovation and creativity, and resolving the tension between control and autonomy.

MGT 520. Graduate Production & Management Systems Analysis & Development — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
This course identifies key production problems, including planning, scheduling, layout, and control; applies the system approach to their resolution; and includes recent developments, such as decision analysis and large-scale modeling.

MGT 522. Graduate Project Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory and Practice
The student is expected to have a basic understanding of management foundations, to be familiar with the case study method, and to have basic presentation skills.

This course deals with planned project execution and management in organizations; covering the organization, staffing, planning, scheduling, controlling, budgeting, and evaluation of small, intermediate, and large projects. Course work includes various current techniques such as PERT, technologies such as project management software packages; and organizational structures such as matrix support, project management at the individual, team (group), and organizational level.

MGT 530. Individual & Social Behavior in Organizations — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
Students must have basic computer skills such as email and also word-processing skills. Students should have a basic understanding of navigation of the worldwide web and a good general knowledge of management principles from prior work experience.

Directs analytical and critical attention to theory and practice with application to understanding and maximizing individual productivity and job satisfaction and group and organizational effectiveness. Focuses on basic, applied, and particularly recent theory and research in various social science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, social psychology and anthropology. Includes the nature, determinants, and consequences of work motivation; group and organizational processes, focusing on leadership, communication, politics and conflict; and various interventions, including job, group and organizational design; team-building, performance evaluation and reward systems, and organization development.

MGT 592. Graduate Strategic Planning & Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: FIN 501 Graduate Financial Theory & Policy; MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice; MKT 501 Graduate Marketing. Students need access to Microsoft Office version 97 or 2000.
Introduction to methods for maximizing competitiveness in the industrial and macroscopic environment. Focuses on the importance of, key issues reflected in and effective methods for, corporate goal formulation, internal and external analysis, business and corporate level strategy, and supportive organizational structures, processes, and systems. Includes case analyses. Assignments include analysis, evaluation, and if needed, modification or design of strategy for existing company, deliverable as a term project as well as consultant report to client.

MGT 593. Advanced Practicum in Management — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 60 hours of previous or concurrent practical
experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

MGT 594. Advanced Practicum in Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 90 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

MGT 598. Advanced Directed Individual Study in Management — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course content arranged with faculty.

MGT 599. Advanced Directed Individual Study in Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course content arranged with faculty.