B.B.A. Management

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/management.html

OVERVIEW

A bachelor’s degree in Management provides you with the opportunity to develop valuable skills that can be applied to a broad range of careers.  The knowledge and skills gained through this program can serve as the foundation for leadership at every level: from an entry level analyst or supervisor position all the way to the CEO of a major corporation.  This program can also serve as a gateway to graduate studies in business or law.  While gaining general exposure to major business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, and marketing, you will receive high quality, detailed and rigorous instruction in the human resource management, organizational behavior, leadership, and operations management.  The BBA in Management degree is also designed with upper level elective flexibility for you to tailor your education to match your career needs.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in written communications.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentations.
  3. Exhibit cross-cultural competencies that will aid in communicating and working with people from different cultures.
  4. Design and defend a reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the core business disciplines and integrate across multiple business disciplines.
  6. Make decisions through business data analysis.
  7. Define and explain the practical significance of core/critical management concepts.

Course Substitution Process

Students seeking to apply credits earned elsewhere toward their A&M-Central Texas degree should speak to a college advisor.  Students must provide an official course description for each course taken at another institution if they wish to receive credit for it towards their A&M-Central Texas degree.  If the course description alone is not sufficient to determine course equivalence, a course syllabus may also be required. 

Requests for course substitutions will be denied if any of the following conditions apply:

  • There is no available course requirement within the A&M-Central Texas degree that adequately matches the proposed substitution course
  • The proposed course substitution makes it impossible for the student to complete the minimum number of upper-level hours required for the A&M-Central Texas degree
  • The proposed course substitution makes it impossible for the student to meet the minimum A&M-Central Texas residency requirement of 30 hours
  • The proposed course substitution is for upper-level business credit, and the original course was completed more than 10 years prior to the date of the substitution request.

Subject to the restrictions above, American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit may also be utilized to fulfill upper level elective requirements.  In special cases, ACE recommended credit may be utilized for non-elective requirements.  In such cases, a department competency exam may be required.  Please speak to an advisor for more information.  No more than four upper level courses may be approved for substitution through ACE credit.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Management Program Requirements

Due to the fact that there is substantial overlap with the MGMT pre-fixed courses, a Bachelors of Business Administration Management student may not double major in Human Resource Management

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

The program listed is a general guideline for semester coursework, speak with a college advisor for an individualized student education plan.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE REQ (020) 13
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE REQ (090) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE REQ (090) 13
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ) 13
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications (DEG REQ) 13
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
PSYC 2301General Psychology (CORE REQ (080)) 23
or SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
BUSI 3301Business Communications and Research3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
BUSI 3332Legal Environment of Business3
or BUSI 2301 Business Law
Spring
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
MGMT 3302Personnel and Human Resource Management3
MGMT 4325Leadership Theory and Practice3
or MGMT 4302 Productive Relationships
or MGMT 4384 Management Internship
MGMT 3350Organizational Behavior3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSI 4301Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
MGMT 4321Production and Operations Management3
Upper-Level MGMT Elective3
Upper-Level MGMT Elective3
Upper-Level BUSI Elective3
Spring
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
Upper-Level MGMT Elective3
Upper-Level BUSI Elective3
Any Level Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

Business Courses

BUSI 1301. Business Principles. 3 Credit Hours.

(080) This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.

BUSI 2301. Business Law. 3 Credit Hours.

The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context.

BUSI 2305. Business Statistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for business and economic decision-making. Topics include the collection, description, analysis, and summarization of data; probability; discrete and continuous random variables; the binomial and normal distributions; sampling distributions; tests of hypotheses; estimation and confidence intervals; linear regression; and correlation analysis. Statistical software is used to analyze data throughout the course. (BUSI 2305 is included in the Business Field of Study.) Prerequisites: MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Science Majors.

BUSI 3301. Business Communications and Research. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Study and demonstrate the different types of letters and reports utilized in the modern business environment. Basic business research and APA citation skills will also be an essential component of the course, as well as presentation fundamentals. Completion of this course is recommended in the first semester of enrollment as it is a prerequisite for most business courses.

BUSI 3311. Business Statistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Study descriptive statistics and the foundations of inferential statistics, including statistical methods of sampling, classifying, analyzing, and presenting numerical data. Learn frequency and sampling distributions, averages, dispersion, hypothesis testing and analyzing up to two populations and population proportions. Additionally, students will be introduced to ANOVA, correlations, regression and Chi-Square analyses. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324 or higher.

BUSI 3332. Legal Environment of Business. 3 Credit Hours.

The study of principles of law relating to the development and sources of law, dispute resolution, ethics, torts, intellectual property, criminal law, contracts, agency, business entity formation, and international law issues in the 21st century.

BUSI 3344. Introduction to the Global Business Environment. 3 Credit Hours.

Broad coverage of key concepts and issues in the modern global business environment. Emphasis will be placed on political, financial, cultural and regulatory effects on the operations of businesses in the global environment.

BUSI 4301. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine contemporary organizational ethical issues and challenges. Analyze stakeholder management and sustainability, with emphasis on the manager's corporate social responsibilities to a wide variety of stakeholders. Study ethical dilemmas, decision-making frameworks and approaches to corporate social responsibility. Service Learning in the community is a required component. Prerequisites: BUSI 3301 and MGMT 3301.

BUSI 4320. Fundamentals of Real Estate. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore the nature of real estate and how ownership is held. Examine legal descriptions, encumbrances and liens, title transfer, title records. Analyze concepts of home ownership, buying, selling and financial real estate, closing the real estate transaction, and real estate taxes, and other issues in liens, leases and landlord tenant laws.

BUSI 4333. Business Law II. 3 Credit Hours.

Study principles of law concerning agency, employment, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, secured transactions, creditor/debtor rights, insurance, real and personal property. Examine laws impacting the regulatory environment of business such as consumer protection, environment, anti-trust, and securities law. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

BUSI 4334. Employment Law. 3 Credit Hours.

Study laws relating to employment. Explore employer-employee relationships, regulation of discriminatory practices in employment (Title VII, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and other statutes), regulation of the employment environment, and testing and evaluation of employee job performance. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 3332 or MGMT 3302.

BUSI 4345. International Business Law. 3 Credit Hours.

Study international commercial business and the legal environment. Learn traditional international concepts of treaties, sovereignty, public and private laws, customs laws, licensing, franchising, environmental and employment law. Special emphasis on contracts for international sale of goods (CISG), GATT and WTO Treaties, NAFTA, regional trade areas.

BUSI 4354. Global Business Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

Study basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content applied to practical experiences and activities related to the visited foreign country. A required study abroad at the student's expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing. BUSI 4354, MGMT 4356, or MKTG 4356 may not be taken concurrently. Field assignment fee of $75.

BUSI 4359. Business Strategy. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Concepts and principles of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and quantitative methods relevant to developing successful strategy. Examine problem solving and business decision making. Appropriate for senior business majors during their last semester. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, FIN 3301, BUSI 3311, MGMT 3301 and MKTG 3301. A materials fee of $45 is required for needed course materials.

BUSI 4361. General Business Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Study selected topics in dealing with problems or unique needs of business. Engage in independent research, reading and discussions under the personal direction of the instructor, topics may vary according to student need. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Permission to enroll is required.

BUSI 4363. Small Business Consulting. 3 Credit Hours.

Study selected problems in diagnosing and analyzing problems of small business clients, and prepare formal written reports and recommendations for client implementation. Engage in independent research, reading and discussions under the personal direction of the instructor. Topics may vary according to student need. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and permission of department chair.

BUSI 4388. Business Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Study selected problems in business. Engage in independent research, reading and discussions under the personal direction of the instructor. Topics may vary according to student need. May be repeated with permission of the department chair. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and permission of department chair.

BUSI 5090. Business Comprehensive Examination. 0 Credit Hours.

Study and take the business examination for non-thesis students. Register for the comprehensive examination during final semester of graduate coursework concurrently with BUSI 5359, or upon permission of advisor. All comprehensive examinations will be written, but an oral component may also be required. A maximum of three attempts will be allowed. Thesis students do not take this examination.

BUSI 5310. Business Research Methods. 3 Credit Hours.

Study nature, scope, and significance of business research and research methodology. Develop primary research methods with applications to specific problems. Learn the place of quantitative methods in research and individual investigation, and report on current problems in a selected field of interest. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 3311 or approved leveling in statistics.

BUSI 5312. Managerial Statistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore applied descriptive and inferential statistical calculations. Examine statistics as a decision-making tool under uncertainty, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation, regression, and statistical process control in the context of business and organization. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 3311 or approved leveling statistics.

BUSI 5315. International Business Law. 3 Credit Hours.

Study international commercial business and the legal environment in which it operates. Explore traditional international concepts of treaties, sovereignty, public and private laws, customs laws, licensing, franchising, environmental, and employment law. Special emphasis on contracts for international sale of goods (CISG), GATT and WTO Treaties, NAFTA, regional trade areas.

BUSI 5354. Global Business Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

Study basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content applied to practical experiences and activities in the visited foreign country. A study abroad at the student’s expense is required. Graduate students will be required to complete an extensive research project in addition to other course requirements. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisite(s): Admission into a COBA graduate program and permission of instructor. Field assignment fee of $75.

BUSI 5359. Business Strategy Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Develop an integrated view of the business functions addressed in the MBA core curriculum. Apply case analysis methodology for evaluating complex business situations, developing strategic alternatives, and recommending effective solutions. A culminating capstone interdisciplinary case study project is a required part of the course. Students must make a B on this project to pass the course and a B in the course to graduate. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5303, FIN 5307, BUSI 5310, MGMT 5301 and MKTG 5308. A student may take one of these concurrently with the permission of the instructor. A materials fee of $45 is required for needed course materials.

BUSI 5388. Business Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours.

Study selected problems in business, and become acquainted with current research being conducted within the specific area of interest. Participate in directed reading of sources selected in concert by the student and professor. Engage in independent research, reading and discussions under the personal direction of the instructor. Topics may vary according to student need. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.

Management Courses

MGMT 3301. Principles of Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Study the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling resources to accomplish organizational goals. Special emphasis on the systems concept of management and role of the manager in each level of the organization.

MGMT 3302. Personnel and Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Study fundamental functions of human resources management, relationship between personnel management and organizations' emerging role of personnel administration in development of strategic policy for organizations.

MGMT 3303. Supervisory Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigate the role, function, and responsibilities of the supervisor in modern organizations through study of sociological and psychological theories in human relations. Emphasis is on development of supervisory skills in communications, motivation, discipline, morale, and grievances as they arise in superior-subordinate relationships. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 or permission of department chair.

MGMT 3310. Entrepreneurship I. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities that may become the foundation for a new business ventures. Learn to develop a new business venture using the business model canvas. Assess the value of a concept and explore opportunity recognition, innovation and creativity, the legal structure of business, and types of entrepreneurial ventures. Prior knowledge in basic business fundamentals and good writing skills are preferred, but not required.

MGMT 3350. Organizational Behavior. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Analyze behavior of people at work in all types of organizations. Learn fundamentals of organizational behavior, values, ethics, motivation, group dynamics, individual differences, attitudes, decision-making, conflict, power, change, stress, leadership, rewarding behavior, communication, and organizational structure. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 and BUSI 3301.

MGMT 4302. Productive Relationships. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the practicals and theories related to dealing with human behavior. Emphasis on identifying and classifying behavior in order to better understand behavior and to develop strategies for effectively managing interpersonal relationships. A materials fee of $45 is required for needed course materials. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 and BUSI 3301.

MGMT 4303. Managing Compensation. 3 Credit Hours.

Understand the various factors that affect the two important compensation decisions: How to (pay method) and how much (pay level) an organization should pay its employees. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of basic concepts, theories, current trends, and legal and social requirements related to the issue of compensation. Prerequisites: BUSI 3301 and MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4304. Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources. 3 Credit Hours.

Study recruitment and selection of human resources for organizations. Examine optimal utilization of human resources within organizations, and the use of tests and other techniques in human resource management. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3302 and BUSI 3301.

MGMT 4305. Human Resource Development. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn practical and theoretical approaches to training and development of employees in an organization. Study role and scope of training and development functions, philosophies, strategies, needs analysis, development of program content, and evaluation Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3302 and BUSI 3301.

MGMT 4306. Employer and Labor Relations. 3 Credit Hours.

Study collective bargaining, labor market fundamentals, unionism, and related issues of labor economics. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301.

MGMT 4310. Entrepreneurship II. 3 Credit Hours.

Develop skills required to manage and grow a new venture past the start-up. Apply general business concepts to the challenges facing entrepreneurs. Draw on a broad range of business disciplines including management, marketing, finance, and accounting to develop a business plan. As such, background knowledge in these areas, as well as good writing skills, is strongly preferred, but not required. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 or permission of department chair.

MGMT 4321. Production and Operations Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Study industrial organization, scientific management, planning and control, building locations and layouts, wage rates, corporation relationships, and research. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 and BUSI 3311.

MGMT 4322. Management Science. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn quantitative techniques of decision-making with an emphasis on managerial needs. Study discipline of continuous improvement in managerial decision-making. Analyze problem definition, data gathering and analysis, process improvement, improvement control, and be able to make recommendations to improve business results. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 and BUSI 3311.

MGMT 4325. Leadership Theory and Practice. 3 Credit Hours.

Study leadership theories and issues with practical application of newer leadership models in contemporary organizations. Explore facets of both leadership and followership, along with the impact of the particular organizational setting and situation. Explore situation analysis through active reflection, analysis of case studies, simulations, and popular business press treatment of leadership situations. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 3301 and MGMT 3301.

MGMT 4340. Management Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Study current issues in management. Analyze readings from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of MGMT or permission of department chair.

MGMT 4354. International Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Study the international dimensions of the marketplace and environment related to management. Examine the role of culture within international strategic management, organizational behavior and human resource management. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301, BUSI 3301 and BUSI 3344.

MGMT 4356. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

Study basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content applied to practical experiences and activities in a visited foreign country. A study abroad at the student’s expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing. BUSI 4354, MGMT 4356, or MKTG 4356 may not be taken concurrently. Field assignment fee of $75.

MGMT 4360. Emergency Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn theories, principles and approaches to emergency management. Study the Philosophy of Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) with its four phases of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Analyze past disasters presented along with their attendant policy formations leading to the FEMA all hazards approach.

MGMT 4370. Introduction to Project Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of project management. The culture, principles, and basic techniques of project management are addressed using the project life-cycle as the primary organizational guideline. The project management functions of planning, organizing, motivating and controlling with an emphasis on the application to business and technology are explained. Basic tools of project management such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis, and risk management are explained and demonstrated. Prerequisites:BUSI 3301, BUSI 3311, MGMT 3301; Materials Fee: $35 for a simulation experience.

MGMT 4384. Management Internship. 3 Credit Hours.

Participate in a management related position with a public or private business organization that is preapproved and supervised. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3301 and permission of department chair. Field experiences fee: $75.

MGMT 4388. Management Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Study selected problems in management. Engage in independent research, reading and discussions under the personal direction of the instructor. Topics may vary according to student need. May be repeated with permission of department chair. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and permission of department chair.

MGMT 5090. Management Comprehensive Examination. 0 Credit Hours.

Study and take the management examination for Non-thesis students. Register for the comprehensive examination during final semester of graduate coursework, or upon permission of advisor. All comprehensive examinations will be written, but an oral component may also be required. A maximum of three attempts will be allowed. Thesis students do not take this examination.

MGMT 5301. Organizational Behavior. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn behavioral theory in organizational context. Study individual and group dynamics in the business environment. Specific emphasis given to leadership, motivation, communication, employee supervision, and morale. Prerequisite(s): Management leveling.

MGMT 5302. Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach. 3 Credit Hours.

The leaders of today’s organizations must navigate the challenges surrounding sustainability. Sustainability relates to the creation of long-term value for the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit through the adroit management of a firm’s social, environmental, and economic impact. This course will provide students with the understanding and tools necessary to integrate sustainability into the business disciplines (marketing, finance, operations, etc.), emphasize how sustainability challenges can be turned into strategic competitive advantage, explore emerging market opportunities for sustainable products and services, and underscore the role of leadership in innovating, organizing, and managing the changes necessary to adopt a “one-planet” approach to survive and thrive in this rapidly changing environment. Prerequisite(s): Management Leveling.

MGMT 5305. Analytical Methods of Management Decisions. 3 Credit Hours.

Study analytical techniques which may be used to facilitate decisions analysis. Learn concepts of utility, break even analysis, network models, linear programming, game theory and computer simulation. Use course activity to survey analytical techniques which may be used to facilitate analysis of alternative decisions and practice in applying the techniques through problem solving. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 3311 or MATH 3300 and graduate standing.

MGMT 5306. Influence Organizational Productivity By Interpersonal Relationships. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn the practicals and theories related to interpersonal behavior and its influence on organizational productivity. Learn to identify and classify behavior in order to better understand behavior and to develop strategies for creating productive relationships with others. Particular emphasis is directed toward the impact of interpersonal behavior in business organizations and the potential effect on productivity. A materials fee of $45 is required for needed course materials.

MGMT 5307. Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership. 3 Credit Hours.

Analyze an organization’s social and environmental responsibilities to its employees, customers, and other key stakeholder groups. Emphasis is given to the case study method for evaluating the performance of various organizations. Develop a theoretical framework for understanding ethics, principles and values of leadership as they affect the organization, the organizational environment, and society. Prerequisite(s): Management Leveling.

MGMT 5308. Designing Organizations for Sustainable Effectiveness. 3 Credit Hours.

Examines theories, processes and “fit” models of organization design and alignment of structure, technology, information systems, reward systems, people and culture, and management processes with organizational goals. Emphasis is on maximizing the triple bottom line for sustainable effectiveness and how organizations can be led and managed so they are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Prerequisite(s): Management leveling.

MGMT 5309. Global Leadership for Sustainability. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is the integrating capstone course for the MS One Planet Leadership program. Examines both mainstream and emerging theories and approaches to leadership, including models of leadership for sustainability and developing the global mindset necessary for flourishing enterprises to maximize the triple bottom line. Applies leadership principles and models to varied organizational situations with a primary focus on developing leaders who can effectively deal with the economic, social, and environmental challenges global leaders face in today’s volatile and chaotic business climate. A culminating capstone sustainability case study project is a required part of the course. Students must make a B on this project to pass the course and a B in the course to graduate. Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in the core courses for the program, MGMT 5301, MGMT 5308, & MGMT 5368, or instructor approval.

MGMT 5310. Leadership Formation and Development. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines both mainstream and emerging theories and approaches to leadership development and formation, with an emphasis on case study and experiential methods of examining the application of leadership principles and models. It provides each student the opportunity to focus on developing their personal and organizational abilities and skills to become triple bottom line leaders who can better resolve the economic, social and environmental issues of the global, Internet age. Prerequisite(s): Management leveling.

MGMT 5311. Sustainable Operations & Services. 3 Credit Hours.

Focuses on providing students with a broad understanding and knowledge of operations and service management concepts. Emphasis will be placed on incorporating various aspects of sustainability, while designing, managing and controlling business operations and services. In addition, students will be exposed to several analytical tools, models and methodologies that are necessary to design, develop and evaluate various sustainable business operations.Prerequisites: Management and Statistics Leveling.

MGMT 5315. International Management for Sustainability. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will focus on international business management through a sustainability lens. Seminal and current research along with relevant real-world examples will be used to expose students to theories and frameworks pertinent to international business functions and cross-cultural management. The course will sensitize students to global business environment opportunities and stimulate generation of team-based international business solutions contributing to sustainable development and consistent with the triple bottom line approach. Prerequisite(s): Management leveling.

MGMT 5320. Negotiations. 3 Credit Hours.

Learn distributive negotiation, integrative negotiation, biases and pitfalls in negotiation, building trust, developing a negotiation style, power, persuasion, ethics, creativity and problem solving. Theoretical lecture/discussion and practical application/skill development, including in-class role plays, are used in this course. A materials fee of $40 is required for needed course materials.

MGMT 5330. Cross Sector Partnerships for Sustainability. 3 Credit Hours.

Cross-sector partnerships have proven to be one of the most effective approaches to complex environmental challenges. Through case studies of environmental partnerships, literature on collaboration strategies, reflective journals and field research, students will develop the skills necessary to lead future collaborative sustainability initiatives. Prerequisite(s): Management leveling.

MGMT 5340. Management Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore selected management topics of current importance to business management. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

MGMT 5345. Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours.

The course is designed to cover the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Students will be provided with tools and methods for successfully developing and launching a new venture. Students will have an opportunity to develop a business plan, and will be exposed to concepts such as creativity, risk-taking, and sustainable entrepreneurship.

MGMT 5350. Project Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Study a comprehensive overview of project management. Analyze culture, principles, and basic techniques of project management using the project life cycle as the primary organizational guideline. Learn project management functions and use basic tools of project management such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, contracting, earned value analysis, and risk management. A materials fee of $35 is required to support a learning simulation.

MGMT 5356. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

Study basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content applied to practical experiences and activities in a visited foreign country. A study abroad at the student’s expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisite(s): Admission into a COBA graduate program and permission of instructor. Field experiences fee $75.

MGMT 5368. Development & Change for Learning Organizations. 3 Credit Hours.

Students apply strategies for developing organizational learning using behavioral science. Viewing organizations as complex ecological systems, students will master systems thinking related to organization development so that change efforts improve both the organization and the wider systems within which it operates. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5301.

MGMT 5384. Management Internship. 3 Credit Hours.

Participate in a management related position with a public or private business organization that is preapproved and supervised. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair. Field experiences fee $75.

MGMT 5388. Management Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours.

Study problems, topics, and perform research in management within the student's area of interest. Engage in independent research, reading and discussions under the personal direction of the instructor, topics may vary according to student need. This course offers students the opportunity to study. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.