Management

  • Department Information

    Management

    Violet Ho, Chair
    Professors Ashworth, Bosse, Eynan, Harrison, Ho, Tallman, Thompson
    Associate Professors Coughlan, Mattson, Sutton, Thekdi, Whitaker
    Assistant Professors Aronson, Chen, Courtney, Cruz
  • Management Consulting Concentration

    Management Consulting

    Management Consulting Concentration

    Organizations regularly engage management consultants in an effort to maintain their competitive edge and improve performance. Students who complete the Management Consulting Concentration are prepared to contribute to performance improvement initiatives inside many types of organizations, including corporations, professional services firms, and governmental and non-profit organizations.  Students who complete this concentration develop proficiency to:

    • Measure and interpret an organization's performance
    • Diagnose an organization's threats and opportunities
    • Recommend activities for the organization to address threats or opportunities
    • Carry out those activities as a member of a project team
    • Communicate clearly the purpose, scope, and benefits of their work

    In addition to satisfying the B.S.B.A. degree requirements, students in the Management Consulting concentration are required to take five units of courses as noted below.

    Two classes, chosen from:

    INFO 201 Data Analysis Software

    MGMT 450 Consulting Process and Practicum

    Two classes, chosen from:

    MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams

    MGMT 333 Cross-Cultural Management

    MGMT 341 Global Supply Chain Management

    MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations

    MGMT 348 Environmental Management

    MGMT 351 Managing Innovation

    One class, chosen from:

    INFO 301 Advanced Applied Statistics

    INFO 302 SQL and Process Optimization for the Business Analyst

    INFO 303 Machine Learning for the Business Analyst

  • Management Entrepreneurship Concentration

    Management Entrepreneurship

    Management Entrepreneurship Concentration

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship has become a driving force in economic and societal change. The proliferation of new ventures and small businesses stimulates many new career and professional opportunities. Even large, established organizations today recognize the value creation potential of innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Entrepreneurship Concentration provides students with the skills and mindset needed to succeed in fast-moving environments. Students will engage in new concept creation from idea generation, to validation, and execution. Students will also acquire knowledge and training in applied creativity through innovation for organizations of all types and sizes.

    In addition to satisfying the B.S.B.A. degree requirements, students in the Entrepreneurship concentration are required to take four units of MGMT courses as noted below.

    MGMT 247 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    MGMT 351 Managing Innovation

    MGMT 352 New Venture Creation

    One class, chosen from:

    MGMT 331 Personnel/Human Resource Management

    MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams

    MGMT 333 Cross-Cultural Management

    MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations

    MGMT 348 Environmental Management

     

     

Courses

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  • MGMT 225 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

    ECON 101, BUAD 202 (may be taken concurrently).

  • MGMT 247 Introduction to 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 and ECON 101.

  • 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 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 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

    Economics 101.

  • 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 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 and ECON 101

  • MGMT 352 New Venture Creation

    Units: 1

    Description

    Designed to provide students with theoretical and practical understanding of new ventures. Examines the start-up-, operational-, and growth-related issues that the aforementioned entrepreneurial ventures typically encounter. Teaches how a new venture opportunity is developed through hands-on problem solving and organizational development. Students are required to participate in an immersive new venture experience, subject to approval.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT 247, MGMT 351

  • 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 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.