Course Descriptions

Business Administration (BUSA)

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Course Designation:  BUSA 2000           1-0-1
Overview of the types of business organizations and business procedures. Topics include
the economic environment, businesses and their role in the economy, business management
and leadership, the global economy, the role of consumers, accounting, and personal financial
management.

APPLIED BUSINESS STATISTICS
Course Designation:  BUSA 2100          3-0-3
Applications of basic statistical concepts to business environments. Topics include data analysis, measures of central tendency and spread, probability applications, applications of selected distributions, regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Business examples and applications are the foundation of instruction. Statistical software is used to analyze results. Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or equivalent.

THE ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Course Designation:  BUSA 2106          3-0-3
Ethical, social, political, legal, and regulatory issues in the business environment. Topics focus on the conflicting rights and duties of individuals, organizations, and other factions in a domestic and global society that lead to the development of ethical awareness, social responsibility, and law.

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 
Course Designation:  BUSA 2201          2-0-2
The fundamentals of how microcomputers and local area networks are used in business. Topics include both hardware and software, with an emphasis on application software. Packages include word-processing, presentation software, internet, spreadsheets, and electronic mail.

BUSINESS LAW
Course Designation:  BUSA 3110          3-0-3
An overview of the laws surrounding business transactions in the areas of contracts, sales, commercial paper, and secured transactions. Additional topics include agency, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporate law, consumer transactions, securities regulation, and property law. Prerequisite: BUSA 2106.

BUSINESS POLICY
Course Designation:  BUSA 4900          3-0-3
Capstone course required of business administration majors. Uses strategic management concepts to integrate functions of business. Emphasis on analysis of business situations, diagnosis of business problems and opportunities, and application of functional and strategic concepts to increase organization effectiveness. Prerequisites: BUSA 2106, MKTG 3050, MGNT 3250, FIN 3350 and senior standing (within 30 semester hours of graduation).

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Healthcare Administration (HCAD)

Healthcare Human Resources Management

Course Designation:   HCAD 4100                               3-0-3

Basic concepts of human resource management applied to healthcare organizations. Topics include selection of healthcare personnel; training in a clinical setting; scheduling with emphasis on shift, legal, and regulatory issues; motivation, compensation, and retention; managing shortages and surpluses; and discipline in health-related professions. Additional topics are the Joint Commission (on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) and organized labor in healthcare organizations. Prerequisites: MGNT 3250 and PERS 2485.

Internship in Healthcare Administration

Course Designation:   HCAD 4980                               3-0-3

The application of healthcare administration concepts and skills in a healthcare organization. Students must adhere to the Healthcare Administration
Internship Program Guidelines and may receive credit for the course only once. Prerequisite: Completion of Internship Agreement Form and Senior Standing. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.”

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International Business(IB)

Introduction to International Business

Course Designation: IB 3000                                 3-0-3
An evaluation of country risks, distinguishing between different foreign business structures
and practices, and a critical evaluation of cultural distinctions and their effects on individuals.

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Management(MGNT)

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND MANAGEMENT
Course Designation:  MGNT 3250          3-0-3 
Behavioral science fundamentals and management applications emphasizing individual and group behavior. Topics include perception, attitude, personality, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, job design, learning theory, decision making, conflict, power, organizational politics, organizational culture, and organizational theory, as well as management process concepts like planning and control.Prerequisite: Completion of Area F of the Curriculum for Business Administration.

PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Course Designation:  MGNT 3300          3-0-3 
The basic concepts of production and operations management including manufacturing planning and control systems, quality control, inventory control, time standards, facility location, and plant layout. Changes in the global competitive environment and their effects on manufacturing methodologies are integrated throughout the course. Prerequisite: BUSA 2100 or MATH 2620, and Corequisite MGNT 3250.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 
Course Designation: MGNT 3450           3-0-3 
Information processing, meaning and role of information systems, information systems procedures, business functions of computers, introduction to systems analysis and design, files and databases, office automation, data communication, behavioral and organizational implications, selection of hardware and software. Prerequisites: BUSA 2201 and MGNT 3250.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS

Course Designation:  MGNT 3900          3-0-3
A broad overview of the principles, theories, and practice of entrepreneurship. Topics include
the analysis of the traits of successful entrepreneurs, feasibility analysis, market
planning, customer relationship management, financial management, strategies, ethical
leadership, and growth and exit strategies. The course includes the preparation of a comprehensive
written business plan.

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 3910          3-0-3 
Analysis of simulated and actual business opportunities. The relationship of the entrepreneur to the formation and growth of the enterprise is studied in its economic and social environment. Corequisite: MGNT 3250

FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 3920          3-0-3 
Management issues and techniques for the family-owned and/or managed enterprise. Topics include stages of development of family business, planning for transitions in ownership and management, human relations issues, conflict resolution, and opportunity identification and exploitation.Corequisite: MGNT 3250.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4000          3-0-3 
The recruitment, selection, training, development, utilization and maintenance of human resources by organizations. Topics also include labor-management relations and the legal environment. Corequisite: MGNT 3250

LABOR RELATIONS 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4010          3-0-3 
The legal environment and historic development of labor unions as well as the processes of collective bargaining, contract negotiation, grievance handling, mediation, and arbitration. State and Federal legislation affecting labor-management relations and employee benefit plans are studied in depth. Prerequisite: MGNT 4000 or consent of instructor.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND REWARDS 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4020          3-0-3 
The process of developing and managing the appraisal of and rewarding of performance and the effective job analysis on which they depend. Topics include various types of job analysis, methods of collecting information about jobs, developing compensation systems, pay surveys, developing and managing performance appraisals, types of performance appraisals, merit pay, and incentives. Corequisite: MGNT 3250 MGNT 4000

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Course Designation: MGNT 4060          3-0-3
Major issues in career development and management in organizations. The goals of this course are to increase students' skills in managing their own careers and to increase students' skills in developing the careers of their subordinates.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4200          3-0-3 
An examination and practical application of leadership theories, rules and responsibilities in a dynamic business environment. Through experimental learning, case analysis, readings, and interactions with practitioners, students develop leadership skills in decision-making, communicating, managing conflicts, and motivating individuals and groups. Corequisite: MGNT 3250

ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4630          3-0-3 
Application of organization theory to managerial decisions. Students learn how to describe, analyze, design, and improve organizations through matching their structures, systems, cultures, and leadership to strategies and environments. Concepts are applied through case studies and current business events. Prerequisite: MGNT 3250.

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4640          3-0-3 
Applications of quantitative techniques to managerial decisions. Topics include linear programming, decision theory, applications of probability, forecasting, transportation problems, and network analysis. Computers are used in problem solving. Prerequisites: BUSA 2100 or MATH 2620, and MGNT 3250.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4650          3-0-3 
Application of behavioral science concepts to organizational change. Students work in groups to develop interpersonal and problem solving skills. Organizational Development (OD) is aimed at improving organizational effectiveness by means of planned, systematic change interventions that allow individuals, groups, and organizations to develop their potential productivity and quality of work life. Corequisite: MGNT 3250.

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4700          3-0-3 
Application of total quality management concepts in improving organizations. An introduction to why and how businesses use TQM, and TQM's prime goal: complete customer satisfaction at the lowest cost level. Topics also include the tools and procedures for continuously improving processes, the team approach for applying TQM, actions used to introduce and implement TQM, institutionalization of TQM in organizational processes, and the transfer of TQM skills and procedures to suppliers and customers. Corequisite: MGNT 3250.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4800          3-0-3 
The management of organizations in a global business environment. Topics include the effects of socio-cultural, economic, geographic, legal, political, and technological differences on management and organizational behavior including staffing, interpersonal communication, negotiation, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. Corequisite: MGNT 3250.

DIRECTED STUDY IN MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4950        1-0-1 to 3-0-3 
Directed research, readings or project in management. The proper form must be submitted to the Dean of the College of Business Administration at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. May be taken more than once for up to 3 hours if topics are different.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT 
Course Designation:  MGNT 4990        1-0-1 to 3-0-3 
Topics to be assigned. May be taken more than once for up to 3 hours if topics are different. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Department Head.

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