Management

MGT MAJOR 10172018

MGT 331 Leadership Skills

Focuses on developing leadership skills. Provides students with self-assessment, developmental exercises, and case studies to prepare them for leadership roles.

MGT 336 Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Behavioral processes in organizations ― perception, motivation, power and influence, leadership. Behavioral consequences ― group behavior, teamwork, politics, conflict, culture, change, and development.

HRM 360 Managing Human Resources

Theory, methods, and issues used to manage human resources in contemporary organizations. Overview of how organizations attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees, and how they interact with organizations representing employees. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to understand the functional areas of human resource management and the integration of these functions into an effective and efficient human resource management system.

MGT 462 Managerial Analytics

Evidence-based, data-driven decisions have become the norm in today’s fast-paced, hypercompetitive business landscape. This course will guide students through the use of analytic techniques and tools, with an emphasis on real-world applications and cases. After completing the course, students will be able to interpret raw data, select the appropriate method of analysis, draw conclusions from the results and communicate results to key organizational stakeholders.

MGT 463 Solving Complex Managerial Problems

In this experiential learning class, students will learn how to solve complex problems using traditional and contemporary decision making models and negotiation skills. Students will learn how to identify organizational problems by separating symptoms from causes, evaluate potential alternatives, the consequences of different courses of action, and make recommendations based on their analyses. The course adopts a case-based learning approach throughout the semester and culminates in an end-of-semester Case Competition in which students will present their case analysis to an audience that may include their peers, faculty and community business leaders.

Internship - MGT 492 or MGT 495 - Internship and Career Development

1-6 Credit Hours Integrates classroom knowledge with skill based competencies in the management field through classroom instruction, interaction with outside speakers, attendance at professional meetings and an internship.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 10172018

MGT 331 Leadership Skills

Focuses on developing leadership skills. Provides students with self-assessment, developmental exercises, and case studies to prepare them for leadership roles.

HRM 360 Managing Human Resources

Theory, methods, and issues used to manage human resources in contemporary organizations. Overview of how organizations attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees, and how they interact with organizations representing employees. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to understand the functional areas of human resource management and the integration of these functions into an effective and efficient human resource management system.

HRM 482 Employee and Labor Relations

Developing, implementing, and evaluating the workplace to enhance relationships and the working environment. Learning and reviewing employer/employee needs and rights that support the organization’s goals and objectives.

HRM 481 Recruitment and Selection

Workforce planning, recruitment and selection, organizational entry and socialization. Planning, developing, implementing, administering, and performing ongoing evaluation of recruiting, hiring, orientation, and organizational exit to ensure that the workforce will meet the organization’s goals and objectives.

HRM 485 Compensation and Benefits

Strategies for maintaining high performance. Performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, health, safety and security issues.

HRM 492 Internship

The internship has two parts, class and on-site work experience. The practical experience is critical in understanding the HRM curriculum and assists the student in reaching his/her career goal and in many cases leads to a full-time job. The classroom portion assists the student in getting ready for the corporate world through personality assessment, salary negotiation and professional networking. This class and practical experience will support the learning outcomes of the undergraduate assessment completed each year in the undergraduate program.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP COLLATERAL 10172018

ENT 350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

An introduction to entrepreneurship with an emphasis on identifying, evaluating and developing new venture opportunities. Topics include opportunity identification and evaluation, start-up strategies, business valuation, business plan development, attracting stakeholders, financing the venture, managing the growing business and exit strategies.

ENT 451 New Venture Planning

Integration of various functional disciplines and their application to general management of new ventures within established companies and entrepreneurial enterprises. Focuses on the components necessary for the development of a business plan.

CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

ENT 410 Leadership in Not for Profit (offered in fall only, limited enrollment)

Organizations pursuing goals for the benefit of society face a unique set of challenges compared to those with primarily for-profit goals. Though charged with vitally important missions, nonprofits and social ventures (for-profit businesses with a social mission) are too often poorly led and managed. This course develops business-minded thinking and useful leadership skills in the future leaders of organizations with societal and nonprofit missions.

ENT 415 Start overs as Start Ups (offered in spring)

Not all entrepreneurial activity takes place within the confines of a brand new organization. For some organizations, entrepreneurial effort is required as an organization “starts over” due to poor performance, changes in leadership, new ownership, generational handoff, and/or other factors. This course centers on those situations where existing organizations need to be entrepreneurially refreshed in order to realize their potential.

ENT 420 Entrepreneurial Finance (not offered in years)

Decision-making for financing startups; topics include the time value of money, financial statements and analysis, breakeven analysis, the cost of capital, cash budgeting, capital budgeting, and business valuation.

ENT 425 Entrepreneurial Marketing (offered each semester)

Entrepreneurial ventures face important and sometimes unique challenges marketing new products and/or services from new firms. New ventures must not only let consumers know that their products and/or services exist but also legitimize the venture in the minds of consumers. This course provides an in-depth look at entrepreneurial marketing strategies with an important focus on online presence and social media initiatives.

ENT 460 Leading Innovation and Change (in 2018, offered both semesters)

How managers identify and nurture new business opportunities while maintaining competitive advantage. Topics include examination of change models, the role of middle managers in large organizations, and ways to address resistance to change.

END 495 Entrepreneurship Internship (handful of students Tom Graves mentors)

Integrates classroom knowledge with skill based competencies in entrepreneurship through first-hand experience working with an entrepreneur or with entrepreneurship-focused organizations.

 

Undergraduate Courses | Management | Haslam College of Business

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