Introduction to Business and Management
BMGT 110 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (For students with little or no business background. Recommended preparation for many other BMGT courses.) An introduction to the fundamental concepts of business management and leadership. The objective is to understand the interrelated dynamics of business, society, and the economy. Discussion covers business principles and practices in the context of everyday business events and human affairs and from a historical perspective.
Solve Problems, Make Decisions
BMGT 121A | 1 Credit
Course Desc: An introduction to problem solving and decision making, focusing on the difference between them and the inherent bias we have in dealing with them. The aim is to differentiate problem solving and decision making, evaluate personal skill levels in solving problems, and develop a tailored approach toward solving complex problems and making complex decisions. Topics include common problem-solving methodologies and decision-making strategies and the individual skills needed to employ them effectively.
Communication and Collaboration
BMGT 121B | 1 Credit
Course Desc: An in-depth evaluation and application of successful collaboration and communication skills. The aim is to identify successful personal communication practices and skills needed for successful collaboration with others in the workplace. Topics include individual specific verbal and active listening skills, methods for interpreting nonverbal emotional intelligence cues, and techniques for troubleshooting daily communication.
Principles of Management
BMGT 160 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Formerly MGST 160). An introductory study of the skills required to effectively and efficiently manage employees and workflow within an organization. Focus is on the role of a manager to plan, organize, and control the workload through the development of effective relationships with employees. Topics include the role and function of a manager, motivation strategies, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, employee diversity, problem solving and decision-making skills, and the influence of external organizational forces on work performance.
Managing E-Commerce in Organizations
BMGT 304 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: A hands-on, project-based introduction to the management of e-commerce organizations. The objective is to identify and demonstrate the unique skills needed to manage a sustainable e- commerce organization. Topics include e-commerce management principles, human resource management, information systems, knowledge management principles, e-marketing, virtual customer and supplier relations, and potential international legal issues. Assignments include project-based case studies that apply skills to modern workday problems.
BMGT 305 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: A practical approach to knowledge management. The aim is to understand the value of knowledge management and the roles of knowledge workers and knowledge managers. Discussion covers how organizations capture, acquire, and share knowledge to maintain corporate memory and to develop collaborative energy. Topics include both formal and informal approaches to knowledge sharing and ways in which organizations use knowledge management techniques for competitive advantage. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 305 or BMGT 388C.
Methods of Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
BMGT 317 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: A practical examination of decision-making and problem-solving. The goal is to use a proven framework to generate potential solutions for effective decision-making and problem-solving. Discussion covers the cultural impact of decision-making, including stakeholders' expectations. Topics include root cause analysis, risks and uncertainty, potential solutions and alternatives, key performance indicators, psychological traps, and the steps to assure effectiveness before and after decision implementation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 317 or TMGT 310.
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning
BMGT 330 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Recommended: BMGT 364. An overview of entrepreneurship and planning new business ventures for aspiring entrepreneurs and managers. The objective is to create and present a high-quality business plan for a new venture using marketing research and financial analytical techniques. Topics include profiles of entrepreneurs; benefits, risks, and challenges; financial management; access to capital; and franchising. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 330, FINC 310, MGMT 330, or SBUS 200.
Small Business Management
BMGT 335 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Recommended: BMGT 317.A comprehensive review of the management principles underlying organizational development and growth and business life-cycle segments of emerging enterprises. The goal is to demonstrate an understanding of small business management in a global context, differentiate between micro- and macro-organizational structures, and identify the critical elements of business sustainability. Topics include entrepreneurship, financing/capitalization, innovation, and human resource and strategic planning. Core components of small business management are explored and evaluated through a multifaceted approach.
Introduction to Federal Contracting
BMGT 339 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: An overview of the federal contracting process, including the requirements and techniques of federal contracting. The objective is to document needs in writing, develop evaluation criteria, and review and assess contractor performance. Activities include planning, evaluating award criteria, and assessing performance. Discussion also covers critical contract issues. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 339, MGMT 220, or MGMT 339.
Management and Organization Theory
BMGT 364 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Recommended: BMGT 110. An examination of the four functions of management--planning, organizing, leading, and controlling--with emphasis on the application of management concepts and theories to achieve organizational goals. The aim is to develop strategies, goals, and objectives to enhance performance and sustainability. Topics include ethics, social responsibility, globalization, and change and innovation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 364, TEMN 202, TEMN 300, TMGT 301, or TMGT 302.
BMGT 365 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: BMGT 110 or BMGT 364. An exploration of leadership as a critical skill for the 21st century, when change occurs rapidly and consistently. The objective is to use leadership theory and assessment tools to evaluate one's own leadership skills. Focus is on the leadership skills needed to develop committed and productive individuals and high-performing organizations. Topics include vision, values, culture, ethics, and the interaction between the organization and the external environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 365, MGMT 300, MGST 310, or TEMN 310.
Business Law I
BMGT 380 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Strongly recommended for students seeking careers as CPAs, lawyers, or managers.) A conceptual and functional analysis and application of legal principles and concepts relevant to the conduct and understanding of commercial business transactions in the domestic and global environments. The aim is to evaluate sources of law, legal process, procedures, and remedies and to analyze tort, criminal, and contractual rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment. Topics include the legal, ethical, and social environments of business; civil and criminal law; agency; types of business organizations; and contracts and sales agreements.
Business Law II
BMGT 381 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Strongly recommended for students seeking careers as CPAs, lawyers, or managers.) Prerequisite: BMGT 380. Further conceptual and functional analysis and application of legal principles relevant to the conduct and understanding of commercial business transactions in the domestic and global environment. The aim is to evaluate sources of law, legal process, procedures, and remedies and to analyze tort, criminal, and contractual rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment. Topics include personal and real property, leases, antitrust, business insurance, accountants' liability, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, government regulation affecting consumer protection, environmental protection, debtor/creditor relationships, and bankruptcy and reorganization.
BMGT 392 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Recommended: BMGT 110. An overview of key concepts and issues relevant to conducting business in the global environment. Emphasis is on applying fundamental knowledge of global business and analyzing and evaluating global business variables for informed decision making. The objective is to analyze property rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies; evaluate regulations in the business environment; and assess implications of transactions and negotiable instruments in the business environment. Topics include the nature and scope of global business; cultural, political, legal, and economic environments; marketing; trade; and foreign investments. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 392, MGMT 305, or TMGT 390.
Special Topics in Business and Management
BMGT 398 | 1 - 3 Credits
Course Desc: Intensive inquiry into special topics in business and management that reflect the changing needs and interests of students and faculty.
BMGT 411 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: A hands-on, project-based introduction to process improvement. The objective is to assess the root cause of a problem, gain buy-in for the improvement, map the process, establish internal controls, and apply a variety of metrics to improve processes, test improvement solutions, and implement the process improvement. Emphasis is on process improvements that are cost-effective and add value to organizational missions. Topics include meeting customer expectations, flowcharting, selecting approaches to change management, acquiring resources, and sustaining improvements. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 411 or TMGT 411.
Managing Across Cultures and Borders
BMGT 456 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Recommended: BMGT 110. An examination and analysis of international management across cultures and borders. The aim is to apply critical thinking and analytical skills in global management settings. Focus is on the roles of business managers in today's complex global environment. Topics include cross-cultural strategic planning, multinational organizational structures, global leadership, cross-cultural communication, environmental factors, decision making, and negotiations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 456 or BMGT 498R.
BMGT 464 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: BMGT 364. A study of how the manager uses knowledge of people's behavior in the workplace to develop best practices to build relationships that foster a more efficient and effective organization. The aim is to examine organizations and the way people behave in an organizational setting to develop the types of skills that encourage the organization's best workplace behavior. Topics include motivation, emotional intelligence, employee and organizational diversity, engagement in job performance, job commitment, and workplace culture.
Organizational Change Management
BMGT 465 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: BMGT 364. An examination of the systematic process of organizational change management, including data collection, diagnosis, action planning, intervention, and evaluation. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of an organization to develop the potential of all individuals. Activities include identifying and diagnosing organizational problems or opportunities utilizing management skills that support organizational change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 465, MGMT 398K, MGMT 465, or TMGT 350.
Global Public Management
BMGT 466 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Recommended: BMGT 110. A comprehensive study of public management. The aim is to analyze, design, and evaluate solutions to public-sector problems, both domestic and global, based on an understanding of public-sector management concepts and the different types of organizations involved. Topics include development and implementation of public-sector projects and the finance, human resources, and marketing activities that support them. Discussion also covers public management in diverse regions of the world, as well as the purpose and management of intergovernmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 366, BMGT 466, or TMGT 305.
BMGT 484 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: BMGT 364. A theoretical and practical investigation into organizational collaboration. The aim is to define the purpose, types, and use of collaboration by managers in modern organizations and the skills managers require for successful collaborations. Topics include development of skills in team dynamics, factors that foster team cohesion and performance, individual and group virtual collaboration, and decision making.
BMGT 485 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Intended as the final, capstone course for management studies majors, to be taken in the last 15 credits, but appropriate for anyone who aspires to a management position.) Prerequisites: BMGT 317, BMGT 364, BMGT 464 (or BMGT 465), and BMGT 484. An integration and application of managerial skills used in successful organizations. The goal is to integrate previously learned management skills and to apply them to achieve individual and organizational excellence, including the four functions of management, applied decision making, team building, organizational behavior and organizational change.
Project Management I
BMGT 487 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (The first course in the two-course series BMGT 487 - 488.) An introduction to the terminology, principles, concepts, and practices of project management. The goal is to demonstrate the skills required to manage a project through all project phases, such as scope, scheduling, and cost. Traditional, agile, and hybrid project management approaches are compared to present key considerations of each method. The importance of soft skills like communication and stakeholder engagement is also underscored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 487 or TMGT 430.
Project Management II
BMGT 488 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (The second course in the two-course series BMGT 487-488.) Prerequisite: BMGT 487. An examination of project management processes and applications beyond introductory principles and concepts. The goal is to manage a project through all phases of the project life cycle. Emphasis is on the practical applications of project management principles and processes in real-world situations. Projects depict real-world situations, such as information systems implementations; service business/e-commerce projects; and consulting projects that occur in research, information systems, manufacturing, and engineering firms. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 488 or TMGT 430.
BMGT 495 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Access to spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software required. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: BMGT 364, BMGT 365, FINC 330 (or BMGT 340), and MRKT 310. A study of strategic management that focuses on integrating management, marketing, finance/accounting, production/operations, services, research and development, and information systems functions to achieve organizational success. The aim is to apply integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking to the conceptual foundation gained through previous study and personal experience. Emphasis is on developing an organizational vision and mission, developing and implementing strategic plans, and evaluating outcomes. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 495, HMGT 430, MGMT 495, or TMGT 380.
BMGT 496 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: A study of the relationship of business ethics and social responsibility in both domestic and global settings. The aim is to explore ethical and moral considerations of corporate conduct, social responsibilities, policies, and strategies. Emphasis is on the definition, scope, application, and analysis of ethical values as they relate to issues of public and organizational consequence and business decision making in the domestic and global business environments.
BMGT 610 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: A study of business analytics, an important capability for companies operating in competitive markets. Topics include collecting, importing, exporting, organizing, and optimizing data and creating and managing data frames. Statistical software and data visualization tools are used to make informed data-driven decisions, solve real-world problems, and increase productivity and efficiency.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BMGT 620 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: An examination of innovation and entrepreneurship in a business environment. Focus is on applying principles of innovation and entrepreneurship to the creation, development, and management of new ventures. Discussion covers the principles of innovation, design thinking, opportunity recognition, funding, and scaling up of entrepreneurial ventures, as well as the challenges and opportunities for innovation in existing organizations. The goal is to think critically about innovation and gain practical experience in managing innovation in organizations and creating and developing new ventures.
Business Strategy Capstone
BMGT 690 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: All MBA core courses. An examination of business strategy that synthesizes and applies key concepts gained through previous study to an actual business situation. A business simulation is used to make strategic decisions related to financial, marketing, sales, and production scenarios. Activities include developing a business plan for a foreign market entry, conducting an analysis of two foreign markets, examining the markets¿ potential, determining country and financial risks, examining potential customers, selecting suitable distributors, and making a market entry decision as part of a team.
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