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Courses numbered 1000-1999 are open to freshmen; 2000-2999 to sophomores; 3000-3999 to juniors; 4000-4999 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 2000 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 4999 is a graduate course.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

MGMT 2020
Principles of Management and Social Entrepreneurship [Course] (3)

This course explores types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation. The course emphasizes the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making. The processes to manage for quality results will be examined. Management of non-profit organizations will also be explored and contrasted with management of for-profit organizations. Unique to the course will be a module on social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship, exploring how business principles and practices are being used to address social issues (e.g. poverty, access to clean water, environmental pollution, health concerns, human trafficking, etc…). Also listed as SPMM 2020.

MGMT 2200
Introduction to Human Resources [Course] (3)

This course introduces students to the policies, practice, and theory pertaining to the systems approach of human resource management. Recruitment, interviewing, selection and training of employees, commpensation, management development, and organizational development are examined from the viewpoint of a whole organization.

MGMT 3210
Organizational Development & Change [Course] (3)

This course focuses on change and development techniques at the organizational level while also investigating individual growth and development in addition to broader community developments. In this course students will learn how to guide an organization through growth and change, gain an appreciation for how both organizational and individual decisions affect communities, and investigate their own growth as citizens and Christians. Prerequisites: MGMT 2020, junior standing or permission of the instructor. (Offered alternate years)

MGMT 3500
Management Internship Preparation [Course] (1)

This course helps to prepare the student for the internship with an emphasis on resume writing, interviewing, and networking. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MGMT 3600
Creative Problem Solving [Course] (3)

This course will examine innovative approaches to problems at all stages of an organization's growth cycle. Students will learn to address obstacles with a variety of creative solutions. Within this course students will be able to apply special emphasis to their individual areas of interest (including business, ministry, non-profit organizations, social work, social sciences, etc.) The course will focus on practical application and real-life experience. Also listed as MRKT 3600.

MGMT 3900
Project Management [Course] (3)

Project Management involves planning, organization, managing, and controlling project activities to ensure that the project reaches its objectives at the desired scope, cost, and schedule. Students will spend the majority of their time running and evaluating projects including some which will be community service and/or economic development oriented. Also listed as SPMM 3900. Prerequisite for Traditional Undergraduate programs: MGMT 2020 or SPMM 2020 or junior standing or permission of the instructor. Prerequisites for Business Management majors: PSYC 4410, SOCS 3410, PSYC 4520, and BUAD 4350.

MGMT 4020
Managerial Toolbox [Practicum] (3)

This course will focus on doing market research from a management perspective. Emphasis will be placed on opportunity evaluation through practical experience. Students will write learning contracts to develop a select skill or reach a specific goal. Engaging in primary and secondary learning tasks they will work towards their goal/skill. This course is highly customized for each student, while engaging in universal learning and research skills. Prerequisites: MGMT 2020 or junior standing or permission of the instructor. (Offered alternate years)

MGMT 4200
Strategic Management [Course] (3)

This is a senior capstone course that intergrates and applies concepts from all areas of the business curriculum. The course uses a business simulation and the case method to examine the operations of firms within industries from a macro perspective. The focus of the course is learning how to formulate, implement, and control strategies that position an organization for a sustainable competitive advantage. Prerequisite: Senior standing and admission to major.

MGMT 4500
Management Internship Experience [Practicum] (2 - 6)

The internship for Management majors integrates the theory of the course offerings into operation and practice. Such intern experiences add insight and focus to the students' career planning and open thinking to a range of placement possibilities. Students are assigned to organizations in the area of their interests. Prerequisite: MGMT 3500 and admission to the Management major.

MGMT 4540
Systems Approach to Management [Course] (3)

This course explores the study of management from a systems perspective—an important approach to understanding and managing complex organizations in today’s fast-paced environment. Workplace and volunteer organizations are actually intricate systems made up of numerous interacting subsystems and a part of larger supersystems. In managing complex systems, it is important to understand how the parts of the system (subsystems) and environment affect one another; action or change within a part necessarily affects other parts of the system. Managers who use a systems analysis perspective are better able to anticipate the outcomes of their actions relative to the organization as a whole and can use this understanding as a basis for making better decisions. Prerequisites: PSYC 4410, SOCS 3410, PSYC 4520, and BUAD 4350.

MGMT 4900
Business on Location [Course] (1 - 3)

The course exposes students to international business and economic development, providing them an opportunity to experience first-hand another culture and business operations in that country context. Students will meet during the term to prepare for the cross-cultural context and then travel for 1-3 weeks to another country. Students will have opportunity to speak with businesspersons and visit businesses – small scale local businesses, NGO programs, and international firms.

MGMT 4950
Independent Study [Course] (1 - 3)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the School Dean, and the Registrar.