MGT 500 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL DEVELOPMENTCampus:
This course will provide students with an opportunity to create a plan for developing the abilities associated with superior managerial performance. It will also provide an orientation to the self-directed, active learning methods of the entire program. This course explores contemporary ideas on effective leadership and management. Team exercises, case studies and assessment tools provide the framework for learning. This course must be taken in the student’s first semester. 3 credits.
MGT 510 LEGAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to critical legal issues that impact the manager's role in the workplace. Issues addressed in this course include an overview of the legal environment in the United States, the court system and the growing trend in the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, contracts, business torts and criminal laws, employment law issues affecting management decision-making, international and cyber law issues and ethical concerns in today's business environment. 3 credits.
MGT 520 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DESIGN
This course will study how organizations function, how they affect and are affected by the environment and the process by which managers select and manage aspects of structure and culture in order to achieve organizational goals. The roles of abilities associated with managerial effectiveness are explored. Team exercises and cases provide a framework for learning.
Prerequisites BUS 100 or BUS 130 or HA 481 or NU 430 (MBA in HCM students must complete HA 481 or NU 430). 3 credits.
MGT 525 MARKETING CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the core marketing competencies essential to the successful operation of any organization. The course focuses on the marketing concept and proceeds to the development of a marketing strategy within the framework of an organization’s strategic plan. Students will interact with each other in cases, which illustrate and apply marketing principles and will culminate in a project that applies those principles to a workplace or industry issue or project. 3 credits.
MGT 530 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This course provides students with a practical approach to the effective use of information technology in organizations. Students will learn how to manage and use information in making key project management decisions. Legal and ethical issues in information technology are discussed. Modern systems analysis and design techniques are explored. Examples and case studies are drawn from actual experiences to provide students with information technology solutions to business problems. Prerequisite: COM140 or COM 141. 3 credits.
MGT 545 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND ANALYSIS
This course provides the student with a study of how executives and line managers use financial information. An examination of financial statements and financial and managerial accounting concepts are undertaken to help students increase their understanding of how financial information can be used to make better business decisions. Students will learn how accounting information can be used to facilitate the management of the human resources, operations and marketing functions. Note: Online E.M.B.A. students must take final exam on campus. Prerequisite: ACC 200 or ACC 211. 3 credits.
MGT 550 STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to explore human resources management in organizations. Students will investigate human resources issues, strategies and tactics currently being utilized in organizations as well as future trends where the human resources function is an integral part of the business strategy. 3 credits.
MGT 610 STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS IN RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT
This course will introduce students to the use of statistical methods and reasoning to help managers make better decisions and improve performance. Specific topics include: probability, sampling techniques, multiple regression, time series analysis, statistical quality control methods, and tests of hypothesis and design of experiments. These statistical concepts will be applied in a term project to improve quality and productivity. Note: Online EMBA students must take final exam on campus. Prerequisite: MAT 151 or BUS 222, and MGT 500 and four other 500-level courses. 3 credits.
MGT 655 OPERATIONS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
This course focuses on contemporary practices, ones that have proven to be successful in the management of operations and quality. An interdisciplinary approach is employed so that students learn how operations relate throughout the whole business. Emphasis is on the service sector, with recognition of global competition. Analysis of case studies and teamwork provide the framework for learning. Prerequisite: MGT 610. 3 credits.
MGT 662 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
This course provides an in-depth perspective on the principles of corporate finance. It focuses on capital budgeting and project management, portfolio theory and valuation, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital analysis and the link between risk and return. Note: Online E.M.B.A. students must take final exam on campus. Prerequisites: BUS 120 or BUS 226 or CHA 496, and MGT 545. 3 credits.
MGT 670 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
This course provides students with skills to create, implement, and execute successful business strategies. It begins with the definition of the institution's key objectives and mission statement. It discusses the effective use of information technology, globalization and legal, ethical and social responsibility issues. Students will develop or analyze a strategic plan for a new or existing organization or subunit. Prerequisite: MGT 545. 3 credits.
MGT 690 INTEGRATIVE ANALYSIS IN MANAGEMENT
This course provides comprehensive coverage of the research process in organizations. It enables students to understand the nature of the scientific method as applied to managerial concerns. Students will receive didactic instruction in research methods and are given an opportunity to create and execute independent, work-related research projects or to prepare a publishable paper. This course also provides students with an opportunity to review and evaluate the progress made in developing their managerial abilities over the course of the program. This evaluation serves as the basis for updating the students’ managerial abilities development plans created at the beginning of the program. Prerequisite: MGT 610 and departmental approval. This course can only be taken as part of a student’s last 6 to 9 credits. 3 credits.
BUS 100 PROCESS OF MANAGEMENT
An introduction to the business decision-making process through the study of the theory and practice of management. The manager’s tasks: planning, organizing, directing and controlling are reviewed through reading and case studies. The student is introduced to the concept of strategic planning and in line with today’s emphasis on productivity, particular attention is paid to human resources and motivation. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
BUS 130 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
An introduction to the study of management theory concerning human behavior in formal organizations. The student is given the opportunity to test theories through the analysis and discussion of a series of case studies. Prerequisite: BUS 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
COM 140 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS ICampus:
This course is designed as an introductory course to provide the background necessary for the effective use of microcomputers. The emphasis is on the major applications of microcomputers: word processing, relational databases, spreadsheets and the use of the Internet. The course includes hands-on experience with common applications software as well as an introduction to computer hardware. No previous computer related experience necessary. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
COM 141 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IICampus:
This course is intended for students from all disciplines. It will develop intermediate and advanced word-processing, spreadsheet and database techniques, including macros, report generation, database queries, importing and exporting files, address-books, labels, graphic and table manipulation. It will also include expanded Internet and World Wide Web topics. Prerequisite: COM 140 or equivalent or departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
NU 430 NURSING LEADERSHIP
This course includes a study of theories of leadership, organizational behavior and planned change. Emphasis is placed on decision making. Nursing leadership in traditional and unstructured health care settings is explored. The student examines values and ethical issues, as well as socioeconomic and public policy issues affecting nursing and health care delivery. Prerequisites: NU 350 and PSY 150. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
HA 481 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
An overview course dealing with health care management. Included in the course are such topics as effective management, supervision, organizational structures, decision making, personnel and staffing, performance appraisal, finance, budgets, fiscal operations, facilities maintenance and services distribution and control. State codes and accreditation standards are reviewed. Not to be taken by students who have taken BUS 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Prerequisite: COM 140 Microcomputer Applications.
ACC 200 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
This course is an introduction to the field of accounting and to the development and use of financial accounting information in the business world. This course emphasizes accounting techniques and procedures, accounting theory and interpretation and use of accounting information. Topics include financial statements preparation, merchandising accounting, systems and controls, financial assets, plant assets, corporate accounting and financial statement analysis. For non-accounting majors only. Not open to freshmen without prior departmental approval. Not open to students who have taken ACC 110 or equivalent. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
ACC 211 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
A continuation of the study of accounting principles used in the preparation of financial statements. The course also covers the statement of Cash Flows and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: ACC 110. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
MAT 151 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS
An introduction to statistics, including probability, sampling distributions, correlations, predictions, and hypothesis testing. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
BUS 222 STATISTICS
Collection and tabulation of statistical data. Simple correlation and regression analysis. Probability. Random variables. Normal distribution. Sampling and sampling distributions. Statistical inference. Use of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program, integrated into the course. Prerequisites: MAT 113 or MAT 200. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
BUS 226 MICROECONOMICS
Marginal analysis of demand and supply, the individual firm and market microstructure. Consumer behavior and producer behavior. Alternative models of price determination and profit maximization. The relation between input and output markets. Prerequisite: ECO 120. 3 hours a week, 1 semester 3 credits. Spring.
BUS 120 MACROECONOMICS
National economic policy; inflation and unemployment in the business cycle; output and income determination; government expenditures and receipts; fiscal policy and monetary policy; federal reserve system and the banking system; variations in stabilization policy; the impact of capital-labor relations. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.
CHA 496 HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
The course covers analysis of the financial health of health care institutions (globally and facility-specific), financial statements, capital and operating budget techniques, DRGs and RUGs and inventory management. The role of the government in regulation and planning is explored, as are changes in reimbursement methodology and payment systems, including HMOs and PPOs. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the economics of the health care system including supply and demand concepts as they relate to the provision of health care services, cost behavior, cost and production functions and comparative health systems. Duplicative of HA 497 Financial Management in Health Care Institutions. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.