Management
Department Information

Management

Amit Eynan, Chair
Professors Ashworth, Eynan, Harrison, Phillips, Tallman
Associate Professors Bosse, Coughlan, Ho, Litteral, Schremph-Stirling, Taylor, Thompson, Whitaker
Assistant Professors Cohen, Cruz, Mattson, Sutton, Thekdi, Walk
Concentration

The Management Concentration

The management concentration may be attained by completing the requirements of one of the management tracks. A maximum of seven units may be taken in any area of concentration.

(1) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Track

Take 3:
MGMT 347 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MGMT 350 New Venture Creation
MGMT 351 Managing Innovation

Take 1:
MGMT 342 Managing Processes and Projects
MGMT 375 Business Analytics

(2) Consulting Track

Take 2:
MGMT 375 Business Analytics
MGMT 450 Consulting Process and Practicum

Take 2:
MGMT 341 Global Supply Chain Management
MGMT 342 Managing Processes and Projects
MGMT 345 Management Science
MGMT 351 Managing Innovation
MGMT 355 Health Sector Analysis

(3) Talent Management Track

Take 2:
MGMT 331 Personnel/Human Resource Management
MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams

Take 1:
MGMT 342 Managing Processes and Projects
MGMT 345 Management Science
MGMT 375 Business Analytics

Take 1:
MGMT 333 Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations
MGMT 349 Diversity in Organizations

(4) Organizational Sustainability Track

Take 2:
MGMT 348 Environmental Management
MGMT 353 Sustainability and Accountability in Business

Take 1:
MGMT 342 Managing Processes and Projects
MGMT 345 Management Science
MGMT 375 Business Analytics

Take 1:
MGMT 331 Personnel/Human Resource Management
MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams
MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations
MGMT 349 Diversity in Organizations

Courses
MGMT 320 Business Information Systems
Units: .5
Description
An integrated perspective of the information architecture, organization structure, and systems infrastructure of large firms. The study of the applications and processes firms use to gather, store, analyze, and exchange data to both generate knowledge and support business decisions.
Prerequisites
Pre-business or ACCT, BUAD, ECON B.

MGMT 320 IT and Data Analytics
Units: 1
Description
Develops the skills to prepare raw data for analysis of business problems and development of evidence-based recommendations. Work with relational databases to import, structure, cleanse, and transform data. Apply data analysis tools and techniques, data visualization platforms, simulation strategies, and data mining to raw data to develop insights and business recommendations.
Prerequisites
Pre-business, ACCT, BUAD, ECON-B major, or HCST major. ECON 101, Math 211, BUAD 202 (may be taken concurrently).

MGMT 330 Organizational Behavior
Units: 1
Description
Behavioral science concepts and their application to analysis of individual and group behavior in an organizational setting. Conceptual areas include organizational culture, personality, motivation, learning, perception, communications, attitudes, and small groups.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major. Business School minor.

MGMT 331 Personnel/Human Resource Management
Units: 1
Description
Human resources decisions made by managers in general, and personnel managers in particular. Steps in employment relationship including job design, human resources requirements, staffing, training, goal setting, performance assessment, rewards, and human resource planning and development.
Prerequisites
Management 330 or permission of instructor. Business School major.

MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams
Units: 1
Description
Overview of how to effectively manage groups and teams in organizations. Topics focus on internal and external dynamics of groups and teams. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning covered topics.
Prerequisites
MGMT 330

MGMT 333 Cross-Cultural Management
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management in the international context. Focuses on key cultural dimensions and differences across countries, and how management principles and concepts (e.g., motivation, leadership, communication, teams) can be applied and adapted to an international, cross-cultural environment.
Prerequisites
Management 330. Business School major.

MGMT 339 Directed Independent Study
Units: .5-1
Description
Independent research on a management topic conducted under the direct supervision of an instructor.
Prerequisites
Permission of instructor.

MGMT 340 Operations Management
Units: 1
Description
Introduces a variety of common operations issues that frequently are dealt with both in manufacturing and services industries and that affect other functions of the business. Specific topics include inventory systems, process design and control, quality, and forecasting.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major. Business School minor.

MGMT 341 Global Supply Chain Management
Units: 1
Description
Supply chain from a managerial perspective. Topics include supply chain network, inventory and distribution systems, globalization and outsourcing. Analytical tools and models to evaluate and improve supply chains¿ performance will be introduced.
Prerequisites
MGMT 340

MGMT 342 Managing Projects and Processes
Units: 1
Description
The study of systems for the purpose of project management, process management, and consulting. Topics include: systems analysis process, measurement of goals and performance within organizations, decision analysis, project management, and the integration of modern analytics software. Of interest to students preparing to work on the analysis of complex systems, such as business consulting, finance, policy, health care, and others.
Prerequisites
BUAD 202

MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations
Units: 1
Description
Multi-disciplinary study of concepts related to bargaining and negotiations. Situations involving interpersonal behavior and group conflict will be examined, using research findings from several academic disciplines including psychology, communications, and organizational behavior. A primary objective is to have students discover and improve their own bargaining styles through participation in role-plays and simulations based on real-life scenarios.
Prerequisites
Management 330. Business School major.

MGMT 345 Management Science
Units: 1
Description
Application of quantitative methods. Typical business problem areas: scheduling, inventories, queues, allocation of resources, and market strategies.

MGMT 347 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Units: 1
Description
An overview of new venture formation processes with the objective of providing students with the skills needed to recognize business opportunities and develop them into value-creating initiatives (i.e., starting businesses). Emphasis is on developing plans related to new venture exploration, as well as effectively communicating (i.e., pitching) ideas to stakeholders who can provide necessary resources for firm formation and growth.
Prerequisites
ACCT 201, BUAD 202, ECON 101, ECON 102.

MGMT 348 Environmental Management
Units: 1
Description
Study of various challenges being faced by today's organizations created by heightened concern for the protection of our natural environment. Topics studied include such issues as air and water pollution, waste management, and global warming.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major.

MGMT 349 Selected Topics in Management
Units: .5-1
Description
Intended primarily as elective for students in business administration or to provide introductions to branches of management not covered in other courses.
Prerequisites
Permission of instructor.

MGMT 350 New Venture Creation
Units: 1
Description
An experiential course requiring every student to participate as the sole founder or as a member on a small founding team under real-world conditions of risk and limited resources. Students will start the new venture planned in MGMT 347. Evaluation based on the viability of the business they start. Examines critical issues such as new venture strategy in local, domestic, and international contexts by synthesizing knowledge from many disciplines building on students' foundation in a variety of core and elective business topics (e.g., managing innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, accounting, marketing, finance, operations, strategy).
Prerequisites
MGMT 347 or MGMT 351 and FIN 360 and MKT 320.

MGMT 351 Managing Innovation
Units: 1
Description
Explores paths to growth through innovation in existing companies (rather than in a startup environment) with a focus on organizational effectiveness. The theory and practice of promoting and managing innovation are considered in the context of case studies and the most recent academic thinking on topics like organizational design, resource allocation, culture development, and "managing clever people." The goal of the course is to prepare students to participate in, lead, and advise innovation teams to increase the likelihood of a desired corporate outcome.
Prerequisites
ACCT 201

MGMT 353 Sustainability and Accountability in Business
Units: 1
Description
Discussion and analysis of sustainability and accountability challenges in business. Current sustainable business cases are used to highlight those challenges and potential solutions and to examine how organizations can measure their environmental and societal impact and report on their sustainability activities.
Prerequisites
ECON 101

MGMT 355 Health Sector Analysis
Units: 1
Description
Overview and technical analysis of major sectors within the U.S. healthcare industry. Sectors such as pharmaceuticals, inpatient care, biotechnology, and health information technology will be analyzed in the context of Medicare, commercial insurance, and regulatory trends. Includes the development of spreadsheet and database models.
Prerequisites
BUAD major or minor or HCS major or minor, HCS 100, MGMT 320, and (BUAD 202 or MATH 209 or BIOL 320).

MGMT 365 Financial Information Systems
Units: .5
Description
Intended for first-semester juniors who will interview for an investment banking internship during the spring semester. Complements domain knowledge from finance courses with knowledge of finance technologies and applications. Certification in Bloomberg Professional and Morningstar Direct with mulltiple assignments using the technologies.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, 202, Economics 101, 102, Business Administration 202, Mathematics 190 or 211

MGMT 375 Business Analytics
Units: 1
Description
Data analysis and presentation skills needed to evaluate complex business problems. Includes extensive use of common data analysis and visualization software packages. Analysis of large data sets to identify opportunities to improve business processes and effectively communicate proposals.
Prerequisites
(MGMT 320 or CMSC 325) and ( BAUD 202 or BIOL 320 or CHEM 300 or MATH 209 or PHYS 308).

MGMT 450 Consulting Process and Practicum
Units: 1
Description
Intended to aid top senior students with the knowledge and experience to achieve successful full-time positions with leading consulting firms. Taught collaboratively and includes accounting, operations and strategy faculty. Consulting-related topics in class with team project to perform an actual consulting project for a local organization.
Prerequisites
MGMT 375, senior standing.