MGT (93) Management

Administered by Department of Management

Effective Spring 2004

93.244 Principles of Management (3) - Administrative organizational and behavioral theories and functions of management, contributing to the effective and efficient accomplishment of organizational objectives. Prerequisites: 45 semester hours earned.

93.343 Applied Managerial Statistics (3) - This course develops intermediate concepts of probability and statistics necessary for business managers to fully comprehend, analyze and interpret numerical data in uncertain environments. It enhances the basic methodologies learned in the prerequisite course and develops students' abilities to take content knowledge "out of the classroom" and into the workplace. Knowing how to analyze data, when certain techniques or methodologies are appropriate, how to apply them within constrained resource limitation, and how to transform the results into managerial decision are key abilities that distinguish successful business manger. In addition to emphasizing managerial applications of basic concepts such as hypothesis testing, this course includes regression analyses, correlations analysis and analysis of variance. Non-parametric tools and issues related to qualitative data are also addressed. Throughout this course, key concepts of information systems (IS) are illustrated, discussed and applied, giving students further experience in technology-driven problems, issues and opportunities. Beyond the strategic IS perspective, topics such as data storage, communications general purpose and application software, knowledge-based systems and expert systems are discussed. Prerequisite: 40.256

93.345 Human Resource Management (3) - Equips students with tools and procedures to address human resource issues and problems. Prerequisite: 93.244.

93.346 Labor and Industrial Relations (3) - Describes administration of the relationship between management and the labor force, both where that relationship is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and where it is not. Includes development of the social and legal status of trade unions organizing, negotiations, strikes, grievance procedure and union security. Prerequisite: 93.244.

93.347 Management Science (3) -Covers quantitative models such as linear programming, goal programming, inventory models, forecasting models, PERT/CPM in dealing with the dynamics of manufacturing/service operations in an organization. Prerequisites: 53.141, 40.256, 93.344 and either 40.246 or 53.123.

93.348 Operations Management (3) - Educates and trains students to deal with the operational issues and problems in manufacturing and services. Prerequisites: 53.141, 40.256, 40.246 or 53.123.

93.350 Quality Management (3) - Introduces students to the major concepts and techniques used in quality management and control.

93.355 Managing Multicultural Organizations (3) - Studies the impact of increasing diversity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and nationality on management practice of multicultural organizations through enhanced decision making. Examines ways in which diversity canb e used to strengthen organizations through enhanced decision making, creativity, innovation, and expanding international and ethnic markets. Examines strategies for building and maintaining functional multicultural organizations by reducing turnover, interpersonal and conflict and communication barriers. The course emphasizes workplace equity. Prerequisite: 93.244.

93.362 Organizational Design (3) - Discusses the differences between micro and macro perspectives in the study of organization and provides a macro view in which the organization is the unit of analyses as opposed to individual members. Provides students with an in-depth understanding of how organizations are formed and how external as well as internal factors influence the structure and design of the organizations. Also explores variables for designing and managing organizations. Prerequisite: 93.244.

93.391 Small Business Management (3) - Introduces environment of small business in the United States. Describes types of small business and problems associated with each type. Covers ownership, start up, franchising, finance, accounting, personnel, risk management, inventory, advertising and marketing and production processes. Special emphasis is given to incentives and legal requirements of Pennsylvania with regard to small businesses. Prerequisites: 91.220, 91.223, 93.244, 96.313, 97.310 and 98.331.

93.400 Entrepreneurship (3) - This course focuses on three major issues: 1) how to launch new ventures: creating and assessing opportunities and the associated risks in their right perspectives; 2) managing innovation and entrepreneurship in an ongoing business; and 3) attracting venture capital to new business opportunities.

93.432 Internship in Management (3-6) - Integrates classroom experience and practical work experience in industrial, business or government work situations. Allows students to translate academic theories and principles into action, to test career interests and to develop skills and abilities through carefully planned and supervised problems related to the field of management. Prerequisites: 93.244 or approval of internship supervisor, GPA of 2.50, 75 semester hours and major or minor in business administration.

93.440 Small Business Internship and Seminar (1-3) - Teams of students work with local businesses in a consultancy capacity to aid small businesses while applying business principles. Work includes analysis of a problem, determination of alternative solutions, recommendation of the optimum course of action by means of an oral presentation to business owners. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.5, 91.220, 91.223, 93.244, 96.313, 97.310 and 98.331.

93.445 Managerial Communications (3) - Prepares students for effective managerial communication by providing preparation in the process and structure of communication in a professional setting. Prerequisites: 20.101, 20.201, 25.103 and 93.244.

93.449 Organizational Behavior (3) - Provides the tools and theories regarding personal, interpersonal and group processes within the organization at the micro level. Prerequisite: 93.244, junior standing.

93.456 International Management (3) - Develops and understanding of the issues related to international business environment, refines this knowledge by the analysis of current economical, social and political issues that can influence international and global companies and prepares students to analyze international business issues as a manager of a multinational/global company. Prerequisite: 93.244. Diversity course.

93.457 Business and Society (3) - Prepares students to manage social responsibility and ethics issues related to business operations and the interests of multiple stakeholders. Prerequisites: 96 semester hours earned, 20.101, 20.201, 25.103, 93.244, 96.313, 97.310 and 98.331.

93.463 Employee Staffing (3) - Examines the procedures used by companies to recruit and hire employees. Students learn how organizations seek to improve effectiveness by ensuring each job is legally staffed by a fully capable individual. Topics covered include job analysis, employee recruitment, selection techniques, validation procedures and legal restraints on employee selection practices. Prerequisite: 93.345

93.464 Compensation Management (3) - Examines how the development of a firm's compensation system. Students learn how companies design their compensation systems in an effort to enhance their recruiting, motivation and retention of employees. Topics covered include job evaluation, salary surveys, pay-for-performance programs, legal issues, and the design and evaluation of employee benefits packages. Prerequisite: 93.345

93.481 Business Policies and Strategies (3) - Prepares students in the area of strategic decision-making for the total organization through strategic formulation and administration using integrative analysis and strategic planning and process. Prerequisites: 90 semester hours earned, 91.220, 91.223, 93.244, 96.313, 97.310 and 98.331.

93.498 Special Topics - Management (3) - Examines current or advanced issues in the field of management not normally examined in depth in other courses. Prerequisite: approval of the department chairperson.

93.500 Managerial Principles (3) - Focuses on the fundamentals of the practice of management, including administrative, organizational and behavioral theories. Explores the functions of management and the aspects of the organizational environment. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Available as a distance learning course.

93.511 Statistical Analysis (3) - Covers statistical inference and its application to the commonly used methods of estimation, hypotheses testing, prediction and decision making relevant to business and managerial problems. Prerequisites: (All level I courses shall be taken in advance). Available as a distance learning course.

93.512 Managerial Economics (3) - Covers economic analysis of the firm and its environment. Addresses issues of input/output, employment, capital markets, infrastructure, labor pool and resources in relation to organizational decisions. Prerequisites: (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.520 Business Research Methods (3) - Assists students in developing knowledge of business research methods, suitable for workplace application, to enable solutions and recommendations founded on legitimate and efficient data and information. Content includes research process, research design, sources, collection and analysis of data, and presentation of results and recommendations. Prerequisites: All Level I courses, 93.511. Available as a distance learning course.

93.532 Professional Development Skills (3) - This course will help students examine themselves and discover strengths and weaknesses, develop a personal mission statement and career goals, and develop skills and self-knowledge essential to effective management. Bulk of class time will focus on self-assessment or skill development and provide a foundation for enhanced success in the MBA program and continued development in future careers.

93.540 Small Business Institute Seminar (3) - Provides experience in applying theoretical concepts to practical decision-making activities for entrepreneurs and small-businesses. The students work with small-business owners in the community to provide strategic planning and necessary consulting in implementation of the plan. Prerequisites: 91.254; 97.551; 96.535. Prerequisites: (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.545 Graduate Human Resource Management (3) - Equips students with tools and procedures to address human resource issues and problems.

93.547 Qualitative Models for Management (3) - Assists students in developing working knowledge of operations research models and methods so they can apply them in business environments. Specifically, desired outcomes include the ability to translate business problems into the appropriate mathematical formulation, apply the correct quantitative model and interpret the results, using sensitivity analysis to respond to "what if" managerial challenges. Prerequisites: All Level I coures, 93.511.

93.548 Decision Models for Managers (3) - Assists students in developing working knowledge of decision making models and methods so they can apply them in business environments. Desired outcomes include the ability to translate business problems into appropriate decision models, taking into accouint individual and organizational preference structures and environmental uncertainty. Prerequisites: All level I courses, 93.511

93.550 Quality Management (3) - This course introduces students to quality management philosophies that have developed over the past 20 years, including those of Deming, Juran and Crosby. It provides students with opportunities to learn and apply various problem-solving tools, to recognize strengths and weaknesses of various management programs, activities and paradigms, and to understand and apply statistics-based process evaluation and improvement. The course includes opportunities to work on applied problems from the student's own workplace and prepare results suitable for management presentations. Prerequisites: All Level I courses, 93.511.

93.556 International Management (3) - Focuses on dynamic changes in international business environment and increased foreign competition that challenge managers. Addresses international issues and understanding of their impact on markets, products and services. Develops understanding of international business environment and issues that have the potential of enhancing an enterprise's survival and success. Prerequisites: (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.558 Social Responsibility and Business Ethics (3) - Focuses on theories, concepts and tools for managing social responsibility and ethics in different organizational settings. Prerequisites: 91.524; 97.551; 96.535; (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.560 Operations Management (3) - Analyzes manufacturing and service systems and application of managerial decision-making in resolving operational policy problems. Prerequisites: 93.511. (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.562 Organizational Theory (3) - Provides a macro level understanding of organizational structure, processes and management of external organizational relationships. Prerequisites: (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.563 Quantitative Models for Management (3) -Covers quantitative models in dealing with the dynamics of manufacturing/service operations in an organization. Prerequisites: 93.511. (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.566 Organization Behavior (3) - Focuses on human aspects of an organization, groups and individuals. Addresses behavioral concepts and theories in leadership, motivation, performance appraisal, stress, job satisfaction and inter- and intra-group processes.

93.567 People Management Skills (3) - This is an experiential, skill-building course that focuses on the development of interpersonal management skills. Students enhance their skills in areas of supportive communication, managing conflict, motivating employees, delegating responsibilities, developing and managing work teams, managing problem employees and facilitating change.

93.581 Strategic Management (3) - Examines complex industrial situations to determine better strategies to ensure a firms long-run survival and growth in competitive markets. Emphasizes problem solving skills and implementation of optimal decisions. Examines the factors that can result in performance differentials by understanding how a firm attains a superior performance. Analyzes and investigates strategic problem-solving processes that can enhance control of the firm over the market and competition. Prerequisites: Capstone course, to be taken in graduating semester; 91.524; 93.511; 96.535; 97.551; 93.560; 93.566. (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).

93.582 HR Skills for Managers (3) - This course covers the skills needed by managers to effectively implement practices to h elp an organization deal effectively with its people during various phases of the employment process. Through experiential methods, such as case studies and role-plays, students learn how to perform such HR tasks as interview job applicants, provide and communicate job performance ratings and carry out disciplinary procedures, all within the context of prevailing legal and ethical standards.

93.583 Human Resources Development (3) - Focuses on current research and theories related to management and development of human resources in organizational settings. Emphasizes theories related to motivation, training and development, leadership, behavior and performance in an organization.

93.584 Seminar on Leadership (3) - This course examines theories of leadership and sources and uses of power in the organization. Assumptions, beliefs and styles of leadership in the context of organizational culture, productivity, performance and effectiveness will be examined through case studies. Employee compliance, control as well as satisfaction; stakeholders' support, commitment as well as satisfaction issues will be addressed through in-depth studies of effective leaders of select private, public and human services organizations. Organizational vision, mission and social and ethical responisiblities, and workforce diversity will be discussed in the context of transformational leadership. Prerequisites: 98.500 (or equivalent)

93.599 Special Topic (3) - Addresses a variety of advanced topics in management at the graduate level and permits the instructor to focus on issues of particular importance and interest to the discipline. Prerequisites: Approval of the department curriculum Committee and the chair. (All level I courses shall be taken in advance).