Fall 2018 Course Descriptions for
Business Management

BUS 230 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course introduces domestic and international theories and methods of using accounting systems information technology to solve problems and evaluate performance throughout the business lifecycle. The course explores financial and managerial accounting topics emphasizing the analysis of financial statements and managerial decision techniques. Prerequisite: MGT 101.

BUS 233 Micro & Macro Economics
This course Introduces economic theory and analysis as they apply to personal and organizational decision-making.  Examines economic concepts used to describe, explain, evaluate, predict, and address key social, political, economic problems of domestic and international businesses.

BUS 245 International Organizational Behavior
International Organizational Behavior (IOB) focuses on the attitudes, behavior, and performance of people cross-cultural and multinational work arrangements. We focus on understanding and managing individual, group, organizational, and cultural factors. We will explore applications of IOB concepts to performance, conflict, and change management. Prerequisite: MGT 101.

BUS 339 Marketing Analytics
Marketing analytics is both an art and science to understand internal or external data patterns and predict and improve marketing performance. Students will learn what analytics is, some of the analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Talkwalker, Tableau) and the benefits of taking an analytics-based approach to decision making. Prerequisite: INB 337 or MGT 330.

BUS 369 Global Business
Details strategies U.S. firms can use to compete globally. Course will covers international competition, competitive advantage, international trade, international political economy, importing, exporting, licensing, foreign direct investment, and globalization. Prerequisite: MGT 101 and Junior status.

BUS 450 Global Business Strategy
Taking a strategic approach to the challenges of managing the organization as a whole, this course examines the process, problems, and consequences of creating, implementing, and evaluating business strategy on a global scale. Prerequisite: MGT 320, MGT 330, MGT 350.

MGT 101 Introduction to Responsible Business Management
Introduces students to the complex business world. Students will develop thought leadership through exposition to complex issues facing global business leaders. Themes covered include sustainability, managing complexity, ethical decision making, critical thinking, teamwork, and cross-boundary leadership skills. The course also introduces personal and professional development opportunities that enhance career preparedness.

MGT 320 Entrepreneurial and Corporate Finance
Finance is the process of using funds to achieve business objectives. Entrepreneurial Finance focuses on the needs of new and growing organizations. Corporate Finance focuses on mature, on-going organizations. This course introduces theories, concepts and tools for financial planning, analysis, evaluation, and decision-making in for-profit, non-profit, and social enterprises. Prerequisite: BUS 230, 233, and 236.

MGT 330 Entrepreneurial Marketing
This course introduces strategic marketing management, including contemporary marketing theory and practices. The following key concepts and skills are covered: marketing strategy and planning; segmentation, target marketing and positioning; product development and pricing; advertising, promotion and distribution; metrics for measuring marketing performance; brand equity; and writing a marketing plan. Prerequisite: BUS 230, 233, and 236.

MGT 342 Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the process of creating value (increased competitiveness, standards of living, and quality of life) through effective people management.  This includes appropriate attitudes, competencies, roles and responsibilities, recruitment, selection, retention, training, compensation motivation, communication, employee relations, performance improvement, and evaluation. Prerequisite: BUS 245 and Junior status.

MGT 350 Supply Chain Management
Informs the student on the fundamental role supply chain management plays in the global economy, while stimulating critical thinking in the areas of supply chain strategy, planning, and operation. Prerequisite: BUS 230, 233, 236, and 245.

MGT 354 High Performance Organizations
High Performance Organizations (HPO) are identified with consistently high levels of profitability, productivity, quality, ROI, customer loyalty (retention), and employee loyalty (retention).  Using case studies students examine the corporate philosophies, enlightened policies, core competencies, and best practices which characterize HPOs. Prerequisite: BUS 245 and Junior status.

MGT 378 Business Consulting
This two-credit-hour course features a semester-long business consulting project with a nonprofit or for-profit organization. Each student will work with a client-organization to define and analyze a business opportunity/problem and present potential value-added solutions to the client. Students select their projects/clients, with the instructor’s approval.  Intended for junior/senior Business Management majors. Prerequisite: BUS 245.