Management Course Descriptions


MGMT246   Business and Its Legal Environment ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  None.

Laws and regulations affecting the business environment and managerial decisions, including the legal system and methods of dispute resolution. Topics include torts, crimes, contracts, product liability, business organization, employment, antitrust, environmental protection; incorporates ethical considerations and international perspectives. Uses case studies.



MGMT335   Family Business Dynamics ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Completion of lower-division business core.

Unique issues faced by family-owned and operated businesses. Textbooks, lecture and outside real-world projects explore the business, personal and interpersonal issues associated with family-owned businesses.


MGMT339   Principles of Management and Operations ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  BUAD 301 and ISDS 361A.

Integrates selected general management concepts with operations management concepts and techniques. Emphasizes the development of competencies required for effective planning, designing, operating, controlling and improving processes that produce and deliver quality goods and services.


MGMT340   Organizational Behavior ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  General Education in Social Sciences; corequisites: BUAD 301 and ISDS 361A.

Social and cultural environments of business. Business ethics. Communication, leadership, motivation, perception, personality development, group dynamics and group growth. Human behavior and organizational design and management practice in American and world wide business.


MGMT343   Human Resource Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  BUAD 301 and MGMT 340 or equivalent.

Human resource management functions in organizations. Topics include selection, recruiting, training, compensation and performance appraisal.


MGMT346   International Law for Business ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 246 or equivalent.

International legal environment in which firms operate. Case studies in the areas of treaties and laws, EU, NAFTA, international contracts, regulation of imports, exports and competition, government policies, enforcement of property rights and issues involving ethical responsibilities.


MGMT348   Commercial Law ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 246 or equivalent.

Philosophy, institutions and role of law and ethical considerations in commercial transactions. Case studies in sales, storage and shipment of goods, commercial paper, debtor and creditor rights and remedies, bankruptcy, secured transactions and suretyship.


MGMT349   Law For Small Business ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  BUAD 301 and MGMT 246.

Philosophy, institutions and role of law and their practical applications in the areas of interest to the small-business person. Product liability, consumer rights, workers’ compensation and other topics.


MGMT350   International Business and Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339 or 340.

Fundamental course in international business and international management. Overview of international business, and emphasizes a managerial approach that involves examining the various roles of managers in an international setting.


MGMT365   Entertainment Business ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 246 and BUAD 301.

Examines the management facets of businesses designed to divert and amuse consumers during their leisure time, collectively known as the entertainment industry. Business and economic aspects of the industry and its enterprises. Various professions within entertainment.



MGMT421   Operations and Systems Design ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Key management methodologies for designing high-performing service and manufacturing organizations. Achieving competitiveness and profitability through excellent management of service and product design, process analysis and reengineering, capacity and facility planning, work systems and technology management.


MGMT422   Operations Planning and Control ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Concepts and techniques to plan output, schedule product and employees, manage inventory and coordinate activities to better meet customer demand. Discusses use of ERP systems. Uses cases, research projects and/or computer software.


MGMT423   Purchasing and Supply Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Operational and strategic role of purchasing/supply management in organizations. Develops skills and knowledge in supplier selection/evaluation, negotiation, cost/price analysis, contract management, global sourcing, commodity analysis, value analysis. Exercises, cases, guest speakers.


MGMT425   Quality Management and Improvement ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Measurement and improvement of productivity and quality in organizations. Problem-solving and process management tools. Case analyses and research projects address issues of people and technology. How to improve your organization: manufacturing or service, department or company.


MGMT426   Global Operations ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Managerial issues related to the “international division of labor” and the resulting operational challenges in the generation and exchange of goods and services across international borders. Issues discussed include outsourcing, benchmarking, facilities and partnerships.


MGMT427   Management of Technology and Innovation ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Strategic and operational management of technology and innovation decisions, activities, interfaces, policies and programs in contemporary organizations. Discusses issues such as technology development/deployment, innovation dynamics and strategic/economic payoffs.


MGMT430   Integrated Supply Chain Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339 (or equivalent) and MKTG 351.

Studies managing materials, capital and information flows throughout multiple organizations in a supply chain from acquisition of materials to delivery of finished goods and services to the final customers. Presentation and case studies on various issues in supply chain management.


MGMT432   Staffing ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 343 or equivalent.

Theories and techniques related to employee staffing. Topics include planning, legal issues, job analysis, measurement, internal and external recruitment and selection, and decision-making.


MGMT433   Current Issues in Human Resource Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 343.

Contemporary concepts and procedures in compensation and staffing. Current topics and controversial issues of critical importance to human resource management.


MGMT434   Compensation ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 343 or equivalent.

Development of equitable compensation and benefit programs in order to retain a productive workforce. Topics include job analysis and evaluation, pay structures, salary survey, individual compensation, incentive systems and benefits.


MGMT435   Management of Service Organizations ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Presents a highly focused set of concepts required for the successful management of service organizations. Subjects include service concepts, service delivery processes, strategic positioning, service personnel and technologies, global/regulatory issues, work and quality systems, and performance metrics.


MGMT436   Training & Development ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 343.

Theoretical and practical issues involved in designing and implementing training and development programs in work organizations. Topics include planning and assessment, design and delivery of training initiates to meet organizational needs and evaluation of training effectiveness.


MGMT440   Emerging Issues in Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339 and 340.

For upper-division and graduate students. Business and management in America. Interrelationships of technological, economic, political and social forces with the business enterprises and their ethical obligations to owners, employees, consumers and society at large. Open to nonbusiness majors.


MGMT441   Labor-Management Relation ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 340.

Impact of labor-management relations upon labor, management and the public. Proper grievance procedure, collective bargaining and settlement of disputes.


MGMT442   Managerial Leadership ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 340.

Theory and practice surrounding leadership using lectures, case studies and leader interviews. Trait, skills, styles, situational approaches to leadership; leader-member exchange, transformational leadership, team, women, culture ethics and leadership.


MGMT443   Team Leadership Skills ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 340 or equivalent.

Managerial skills in group dynamics as they relate to team performance. Cultural diversity, including value differences and perception. Leadership: problem solving, idea generation, communications and conflict management. Organization change and designs that enhance team effectiveness.


MGMT444   Project Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339.

Principles and techniques of effective project management. Managerial, organizational and behavioral concepts, as well as effective tools, techniques and software for planning, communications, coordination and control of the project.


MGMT445   Employment Law ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 246. Corequisite: MGMT 343.

Legal and ethical issues of the employment relationships and environment. Case studies in the areas of agency, independent contractors, responsibilities of managing offers, the hiring process, discrimination, wages, hours and benefits, termination, OSHA, workers compensation and other regulations affecting employment. International implications of employment.


MGMT446   Entertainment Bus Law ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 246.

Legal/business issues of the entertainment industry. Topics include copyright, trademark, publicity and privacy rights, artistic credit, defamation, entertainment contracts, creator control, moral rights, entertainment guilds, business and legal representation of artists, performing rights societies and government regulation.


MGMT447   Internet Legal Issues ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 246; junior, senior or graduate standing in Business Admin.

Legal and ethical issues relating to the Internet and information technology. Case studies in the areas of intellectual property, e-commerce, online contracting, taxation, securities, privacy, obscenity, defamation, information security, network crimes and global issues.


MGMT449   Seminar in Strategic Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  BUAD 301; all other Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (MCBE) core courses

Integrative cases from top management viewpoint. Administrative processes, ethical-legal- economic implications of business decisions, international applications; organization theory and policy formulation. Individual and team efforts.


MGMT455   Cross-Cultural Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339 or 340.

Develop a more comprehensive understanding of the ways in which culture affects management decisions. Not available for graduate degree credit.


MGMT461   Entrepreneurial Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  ACCT 201B and MGMT 339 for MCBE students. ACCT 201A and BUAD 301 for non-MCBE students.

How to plan organize and control new ventures. Setting up business level strategy and corresponding systems to improve venture performance. Casework, research and fieldwork with selected local businesses. Not applicable for graduate degree credit.


MGMT464   Entrepreneurial Leadership ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 340 for MCBE students.

Leadership roles, organizational development and human resource management of new ventures. Setting up systems to improve venture performances that comply with related laws and regulations. Casework, research and fieldwork with selected local businesses. Not applicable for graduate degree credit.


MGMT465A   New Venture Creation and Funding ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339, 340. Corequisite: ACCT 463, MGMT 461, 464 or MKTG 462.

How to develop product and service concepts for new ventures, test the concepts, set business strategy, design operating systems and develop financial forecasts, while complying with related laws and regulations. Venture teams will prepare business plans and make funding presentations.


MGMT465B   New Venture Launch ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 465A.

Venture teams will launch new ventures. New ventures may be start up businesses or new profit centers within existing businesses. Final report and oral presentation on venture results.


MGMT470   Entertainment Operations ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339, 365.

Apply management theory in the area of entertainment that uses physical media for its delivery, including film, ancillary markets, broadcast television and music. Examines organizations and business operations in these fast paced, high profile industries.


MGMT471   Tourism Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 339, 340, 365.

Learn to manage in the fast paced segments of live entertainment, e.g., amusement/theme parks, concerts/plays/shows, gaming/wagering and special event management (conferences, conventions, etc.); Organizations, jobs and business operations in these complex, high profile industries.


MGMT480   Global Strategic Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  BUAD 301, completion of all other International Business core courses.

Conceptualization, formulation and implementation of successful global business strategies. Other topics include managing cultural differences, strategic alliances and strategies for the Pacific Rim and Europe.


MGMT495   Internship ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Six units of upper-division management courses including MGMT 339; concentration in management or international business; consent of department internship adviser; at least junior standing, 2.5 GPA and one semester in residence at the university.

Planned and supervised work experience. May be repeated for credit up to a total of six units. Credit/No Credit only.


MGMT499   Independent Study ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Senior standing and approval by the department chair. Open to qualified students desiring to pursue directed independent inquiry.

May be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation.



MGMT515   Management of Information in the Corporate Environment ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status.

Review and application of management information systems in business. System planning, system design and analysis, use of files, decision support systems, expert systems and implementation of management information systems.


MGMT516   Operations Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status, ISDS 513 (may be taken concurrently).

Role of the operations management function in the modern manufacturing and service organization and its interaction with the other functions. Formulation of operations strategy consistent with organizational strategy, operations planning, organization, directing and control activities. Long term and short term decision areas in operations management and decision-making tools and techniques. Global, environmental and ethical issues.


MGMT518   Legal and Ethical Environment of Business ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status.

The legal system and case studies in areas of contracts, torts, products liability, employment, business organizations and trade regulation, with consideration of ethical theories and implications as they apply to business practices.


MGMT520   International Legal Environment of Business ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status.

International legal environment in which firms operate. Case studies in the areas of treaties and laws. World Trade Organization, EU, NAFTA, international contracts, dispute resolutions, regulation of imports, export and competition, government policies, enforcement of property rights and issues involving ethical responsibilities.


MGMT524   Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Administration ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status, MGMT 516 and 518 or equivalent.

Human behavior in organizations, studies in organizational theories and administrative action.


MGMT525   Seminar in Team Leadership Skills ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 524 or equivalent (with instructor’s consent).

Graduate seminar and workshop to develop hands-on leadership skills to manage high-performance work teams. Topics include methods for self-awareness, making oral presentations, interviewing, stress management, supportive communication, problem solving, influencing and motivating others, managing conflict, empowering, delegating and team building.


MGMT535   Production/Operations Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 516 and ISDS 514.

In-depth study of selected POM topics. Operations function role and its importance, identification of the problem areas and reviewing of the related concepts and techniques, including computer applications. Emphasizing the current POM topics of interest to top management.


MGMT539   Supply Chain Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 516 and ISDS 514.

In-depth study of selected POM topics. Operations function role and its importance, identification of the problem areas and reviewing of the related concepts and techniques, including computer applications. Emphasizing the current POM topics of interest to top management.


MGMT540   New Venture Leadership and Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  MGMT 516.

Coverage of leadership roles, organizational development and human resource management, planning and control issues for new ventures. Setting up operations, and engaging human resources, to better serve customers and improve venture performance. Casework, research and fieldwork with selected local businesses.


MGMT542   Labor and Employment Relations Seminar ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status, MGMT 516 and 518.

Exploration and review of traditional labor relations, as well as the developing issues in employment relations involving non-union employees, with a special focus on the various ways of resolving both labor and employment disputes. Collective bargaining, bargaining by objectives, dispute resolution methods in both interest and rights disputes: arbitration, mediation and fact-finding of both traditional labor disputes involving salaried and professional employees.


MGMT543   Seminar in Human Resource Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status, Management 516 and 518.

Cases, problems and significant personnel administration literature in personnel administration and human relations.


MGMT547   Comparative Management ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  None.

Management practices and processes in five geographical areas; market-structures and management characteristics different from those in the United States. Constraints that vary between countries because of cultural, legal, economic and/or political differences.


MGMT573   Commercialization of Technology ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Graduate standing.

Management and commercialization of technology-based innovations. Issues related to new product development, formulating strategies, acquiring resources, setting up and managing operations, and creating technology-focused businesses. Assignments and project focus on learning how to manage and commercialize technology.


MGMT582   Organizational Development and Change ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  POSC 509 or 526.

Perspectives and theories on organization change and development. Students will be introduced to a variety of concept skills and tools necessary to achieve organizational goals, deal with change and become a successful change agent.


MGMT599   Independent Graduate Research ( 3 units)
Prerequisite:  Classified MCBE status, consent of instructor, consent of the department chair and associate dean.

May be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation.


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