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Business Management (BUSMGT) Courses

Upper Division

BUSMGT 300 ORIENTATION (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Introduces students to the BBA Management program and the fundamentals of online learning. Includes a self-paced foundation or refresher in basic quantitative skills, financial accounting, microeconomics, statistics, and spreadsheets. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 304 DESIGN THINKING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduces hands-on, technique-based training in the process of creating new, market-viable products and services. Focuses on disruptive thinking, reconstructing market boundaries, ethnographic research, and needs-based product positioning strategies. A mini business plan is developed using a collaborative, structured innovation process. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 306 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION FOR MANAGERS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Provides opportunities to enhance skills in delivering clear, concise, and compelling messages through written and oral communication. This includes meetings and persuasive formal presentations. Students will also develop proficiency in the use of digital media for presentation, collaboration, and interpersonal interaction. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program, ENGL 102.

BUSMGT 315 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduces critical management skills involved in planning, structuring, leading, and controlling in an organization. Emphasizes the analysis and understanding of human behavior in organizations, including teamwork, motivation leadership, power and communication. Additional topics include strategic and operational planning, decision making, and designing adaptive organizations. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 317 MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduces the major human resource management functions: planning and recruitment, selection and placement, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee and labor relations, and health, safety, and security. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 320 MARKETING (3-0-3)(S). Introduces methods of identifying and meeting the wants and needs of people and organizations. Focuses on decisions related to product, price, promotion, and distribution channels, including e-commerce. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 322 NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(S). Examines negotiation planning, processes, third-party interventions, and conflict management techniques applied in interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, and community settings. Introduces and applies skill development through discussion forums and negotiation role plays. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 325 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(S). Examines international business practices, as well as the influence of culture and ethics within the context of the global business environment. Addresses decisions about strategy and entry into overseas markets. Explores functional areas including marketing, finance, and human resource management. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 342 STRATEGIC TOOLS (3-0-3)(SU). Examines frameworks and tools used by managers for the strategic analysis and assessment of their competitive environments. Emphasizes developing a working knowledge of application and interpretation of frameworks, tools, and techniques. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 344 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYTICS (3-0-3)(SU). Examines information technology resources such as database systems and enterprise systems explained in their role of supporting decision makers. Emphasizes a hands-on-experience using spreadsheets, relational databases, and business intelligence software. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 347 LAW FOR MANAGERS (3-0-3)(SU). Introduces future managers to the major legal issues involved in the business environment. Emphasizes the implication of these legal issues for business decision-making. Covers legal reasoning and the legal system, agency and business associations, torts, contracts and sales, intellectual property, employment law, and product liability. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 360 LEADERSHIP AND HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS (3-0-3)(F). Develops an understanding of leadership concepts and principles. Emphasizes leadership skills and the ability to facilitate work in high-performing teams. Coursework includes applied learning within a business development context. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 364 BUSINESS ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY (3-0-3)(F). Explores the role of business in a global society. Includes ethical reasoning and decision-making, business responsibility in social and environmental contexts, and best practices in sustainability. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 368 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F). Explores management of the core operations in manufacturing and services firms. Includes planning and control, scheduling, facility location, quality management, supply chain management, and inventory analysis. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 420 MANAGING INNOVATION AND CHANGE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Provides techniques for driving innovation and implementing ensuing business changes into an organization. Explores the role of managers and organizational design in balancing current operations with innovation during the change process. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 422 FINANCE FOR MANAGERS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Examines the tools and concepts required to make value-added financial decisions. Emphasis on interpretation and analysis of financial reports and data. Topics include financial statement analysis, budgeting, cash flow, time value of money, and capital investment decisions. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program.

BUSMGT 425 CAPSTONE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(FF). Develops analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills in situations dealing with complex organizations, with the ultimate objective of formulating policies and strategies, both domestic and worldwide. Builds upon and integrates the knowledge and methods acquired throughout the program to examine all functional areas of the organization. PREREQ: Admitted to the Management BBA program and PERM/CHAIR.

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