4170. Employee and Labor Relations. 3 hours. Employee-employer relationships; problems and theories of the bargaining process. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 and 1110.
4180. Workplace Health and Safety. 3 hours. Problems of occupational safety and health (OSHA) workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, industrial security and environmental risk management. Open to non-business majors.
4200. Small Business Field Study. 3 hours. An advanced practicum course dealing with small business issues and effective management of smaller firms. Student teams consult with small business owner-managers on topics involving all functional areas of business development and produce a comprehensive report containing workable recommendations for improvement. Special topics include: the dynamics of family-owned businesses; small business finance; international entrepreneurship; and other topics related to successful small business management. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3850.
4300. Employment Practices. 3 hours. Recruitment, selection and placement of employees in an organization. Test validation and other selection techniques relative to EEO, ADA and AAP laws. Recruiting, selecting and placing a culturally diverse workforce. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3860 and MSCI 3700.
4330. Administrative Communication. 3 hours. Development of administrative communication skills including factors affecting the communication process and its effects on specific organizational/personnel situations. Topics include organizational communication, interviewing (selection, discipline, counseling, orientation, and exit), policy manuals, communication audit rolls, gender-related communication differences and electronic communication media. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3300 or equivalent experience and consent of instructor.
4350. Training and Development. 3 hours. Practical and theoretical approaches to the training and development of employees in an organization. Topics include organization; role and scope of the T&D function; philosophies; strategies and needs analysis; development of program content, methods, materials and techniques, and evaluation and control of the training and development function.
4400. Managing Interpersonal Relationships. 3 hours. A practical and theoretical course dealing with small group behavior. Emphasis is on identifying and classifying behavior to better understand it and to develop strategies for effectively managing interpersonal and group relationships. Exercises and role playing are used to illustrate major points.
4450. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours. Individual behavior in formal organizations. Cases, lectures, and experiential exercises in organizational culture, motivation, leadership, dynamics of power, perception and attribution, communication, decision making and performance, and individual differences.
4800. Internship. 3 hours. Supervised work in a job related to the student's career objective. Prerequisite(s): student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of department chair. Pass/no pass only.
4810. Purchasing and Materials Management. 3 hours. From original planning through delivery of finished products; purchasing, inventory control, receiving, stores, production control, traffic and materials handling. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3820.
4820. Manufacturing Planning and Control. 3 hours. In-depth coverage of the function of production planning and control, including such topics as forecasting, materials requirements planning, capacity planning, master production scheduling, production activity planning and control, and project management. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3830.
4830. Operation Processes: Design and Implementation. 3 hours. In-depth coverage of tactical P/OM decision areas, including operations role in strategic planning, economic decision models, facilities design, work measurement, quality assurance and productivity improvement approaches. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3830 and MSCI 3870.
4840. Compensation and Benefits Administration. 3 hours. Wage and salary administration in public and private organizations; determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures; total compensation systems; interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments and employee satisfaction. Open to non-business majors.
4850. Complex Organizations. 3 hours. Study of organization-level concepts and principles to describe and explain how organizations behave in an ever-changing environment. Examines the organizational-level phenomena of: change, growth and development; effectiveness; planning and control; politics and culture; intergroup and interorganizational relationships and conflict; innovative organizational forms. Current readings from practitioner oriented periodicals, exploratory research in organizations and interaction with existing organizations will be an integral part of the course. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3820.
4870. Managing Team-Based Organizations. 3 hours. The theory and practice of the transition from traditional to team-based organizational design and structures. Includes: how to effectively manage organizations that are team-based; the transition to team-based; and applications within traditional organizations. Basic areas of study and skill practice for the course will be: understanding the team-based concept, team-based organizational structures and processes, team development, individual and team roles, team boundaries, networks and processes, and maintaining the team-based organization.
4880. Manufacturing Systems. 3 hours. Managerial activities in planning, coordination and control of industrial enterprise; typical problems in administering the production function; problem-solving techniques; comprehensive case analyses; current areas of
industrial interest and basic material in prerequisite courses. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 3610, and MGMT 3870, 4810 and 4820 or 4830.
4890. Human Resource Policy and Practices. 3 hours. Current legislation and its impact on human resource policy and practices.
5070. Management Concepts. 3 hours. A survey of theories and concepts with emphasis on the management process, organizational behavior, communication theory and production management. This course meets the deficiency requirement in management for MBA candidates and may be counted as part of a graduate program in a field other than business administration.
5110. Professional Readings in Executive Administration. 3 hours. Designed to acquaint the student with classical and contemporary writings in business administration through individually developed reading lists to supplement the student's background.
5120. Behavioral Dimensions of Organizational Development. 3 hours. The improvement of individual, work team and organizational effectiveness through change agents and the application of behavioral science theory to problems of organizational change and design. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5140 or equivalent, or consent of department.
5140. Organizational Behavior and Analysis. 3 hours. Research emphasis in organizational behavior stressing organization-people linkages and interrelationships, including selection, orientation and training; job design and reward systems; supervision; formal participation schemes; appraisals and development, organizational structure and design, communications, control and conflict resolution. Examination of behavioral science methodologies and strategies. Applications to tangential areas of organization theory, development, planning and implications for management and employee relations.
5210. Personnel Management Seminar. 3 hours. A study of the creation and implementation of human resource policies in public and private organizations. Topics include employment, placement and personnel planning; compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; training and development; health, safety and security. Designed for non-business graduate students and business graduate students with limited or no background in personnel management.
5230. Management Seminar. 3 hours. Development of philosophy, strategy and tactics in managing an enterprise. Administrative processes common to all enterprises, including variations needed to meet different situational requirements. Methods of study include extensive reading, exploratory research and seminar discussion.
5240. Management Systems. 3 hours. Information systems needed to direct activities toward enterprise objectives. Management information systems development; establishing system criteria and operational design; cost-effectiveness evaluation of performance and maintainability of operating systems; managerial techniques required to control system output. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5070 or equivalent.
5250. Arbitration. 3 hours. Theory and practice of voluntary arbitration. Nature of disputes; nature and philosophy of voluntary arbitration; scope of the arbitrator's authority; selection of the arbitrator; the agreement to arbitrate; rules and procedures of the hearing; the award; legal status of arbitration; current problems in arbitration; and other selected issues and problems. Mock arbitration hearings and case analysis are integral parts of the course.
5260. Employment, Placement and Personnel Planning. 3 hours. Review of the basic elements of employed performance, with analysis of the factors involved in employment, placement and personnel planning. This course blends theory and practice so the student may better understand the policies and procedures required for recruitment selection and personnel planning.
5280. Operations Management Seminar. 3 hours. Planning and design of operating systems, including layout, coordination, scheduling and balancing of the factors of production. Selected applications of quantitative techniques to production system problem areas. Contemporary trends in research and development, automation and decision making.
5300. Entrepreneurship and Venture Management. 3 hours. The creation of new business enterprises and the expansion of current enterprises through the venture. Topics include assessment of entrepreneurial characteristics, the entrepreneurial team, generation and screening of venture ideas, market analysis and technical analysis.
5330. Communication Theory. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary approach to communication as related to the business organization. Various areas that contribute to an understanding of the process of communication: business administration, the several behavioral sciences, semantics and linguistics. Applications to organizational behavior and development.
5660. International Management. 3 hours. Designed to expose the student to the international aspects of management. Cultural differences in management applications, management of multinational corporations, and integration of domestic business functions and international operations.
5710. Management Strategies for Public Issues. 3 hours. Public issues confronting business leaders stemming from profound changes in societal expectations and demands as manifested in political forums and government action. Focuses on the social and political environment of business and explores the role of the corporation in today's society.
5760. Strategic Management. 3 hours. Examination and evaluation of current theories, issues and programs involved in the formation, administration and implementation of administrative policies and planning systems. Includes both study of relevant literature and examination of policy and planning systems in operation within organizations. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 5190.
5800. Internship. 3 hours. A supervised, productive and educationally meaningful work experience in a job related to the student's career objective. Prerequisite(s): student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of department. May not be used to meet professional field requirements. Pass/no pass only.
5850. Materials Management. 3 hours. Specialized application of fundamental principles of economics, accounting and management to the coordination of all business functions relating to materials.
5860. Contract Negotiation and Administration. 3 hours. Policies, practices, programs and techniques of negotiating and administering collective bargaining contracts.
5870. Development of Human Resources. 3 hours. Theories, policies, practices and problems underlying public and private programs for the development of human resources. Particular emphasis is given to employee and executive development.
5890. Seminar in Compensation and Motivation Theory. 3 hours. An interdisciplinary seminar designed to study the theories, practices and techniques involved in developing and implementing total compensation programs for public and private organizations. The relationship of motivation theory to compensation theory is emphasized in an effort to develop the optimum package for employee productivity and satisfaction, and organizational costs. Topics included are compensation theory, conceptual framework for job satisfaction, job design, relationship of incentive compensation packages and international compensation.
5900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently. Problem chosen by the student and developed through conferences and activities under the direction of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Student Advising Office prior to registration.
6010. Seminar in Business Administration. 3 hours. Covers one or more special fields. May be repeated for credit, and two or more sections may be taken concurrently.
6030. Comparative Study of Administration. 3 hours. An interdisciplinary seminar concerned with commonalities and differences in the administrative processes needed in different institutional and cultural settings. Compares business, governmental, educational, health care and other types of organizations in both domestic and international contexts; explores possibilities for interchange of knowledge regarding administration; studies the interdependence of social institutions through use of general systems models.
6100. Organizational Behavior Seminar. 3 hours. An examination of major research in organizational behavior that familiarizes students with current literature and enables them to become more active participants in the publication process. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5140 or equivalent.
6820. Organizational Theory. 3 hours. Organizational structure and behavior as influenced by environmental variables and systems relationships, studied through extensive reading, exploratory research and seminar discussion. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5070 or equivalent.
6860. Seminar in Personnel and Industrial Relations. 3 hours. Designed to acquaint the student with personnel and industrial relations as a discipline; to familiarize the student with the history, literature, major problems and current issues in the field; and to assist the student in performing research in the discipline. May be repeated for credit.
6880. Production and Operations Management. 3 hours. Reading, research and analysis in the field of operations management, using a topical approach, with emphasis on such areas as design, operation and control of productive systems; methods of analysis; and operations policy formulation. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5280 or equivalent, or consent of department. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
6900-6910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Research by doctoral students in fields of special interest. Includes project research studies and intensive reading programs, accompanied by conferences with professors in fields involved. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Student Advising Office prior to registration.
6940. Individual Research. Variable credit. Individual research for the doctoral candidate. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Student Advising Office prior to registration.
6950. Doctoral Dissertation. 3, 6 or 9 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 12 hours credit required. No credit assigned until dissertation has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment in this course subsequent to passing qualifying examination for admission to candidacy. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): approved applications for special problems/independent research/dissertation credit must be submitted to the COBA Student Advising Office prior to registration.
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