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Applied Management

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.

Strategic Management

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.

Knowledge Management

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.

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.

Business Ethics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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