MGT 120 Personal Finance
A survey of the financial decisions encountered in managing personal and family financial affairs. Topics will include budgeting, housing decisions, auto leasing, personal loans and credit card debt, managing risk through home, health, auto and life insurance, legal protection, taxes, investments and savings for retirement.
MGT 139, 239, 339, 439 Special Topics
MGT 185 First-year Seminar
A variety of seminars for first-year students offered each January Term.
MGT 240 Principles of Management
Historical and contemporary approaches to managing people and organizations. Includes assessing, developing, practicing, and applying management competencies, knowledge, and skills. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above. (E, W)
MGT 285/295 Directed Study
2, 4 hours
An opportunity to pursue individualized or experiential learning with a faculty member, at the sophomore level or above, either within or outside the major. MGT 285 can be taken only during January term, MGT 295 can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer terms.
MGT 351 Principles of Marketing
A survey course emphasizing the marketing concept, the marketing environment, marketing research, consumer behavior, business-to-business marketing, market segmentation, product strategy, channel strategy, promotional strategy, and pricing strategy. This course has a writing instruction that partially fulfills the writing requirement. Prerequisite: junior standing or above, or consent of instructor. (E)
MGT 352 Human Resource Management
Principles involved in managing human resources to promote harmony and coordination within an organization. Consideration of such areas as employee recruitment, placement, development, performance evaluation, and compensation. This course includes writing instruction that partially fulfills the writing requirement. Prerequisite: junior standing or above, or consent of instructor. (E)
MGT 353 Financial Management
Introduction to the two major decisions faced by the finance manager: financing (raising cash) and capital budgeting (investing cash). A focus on cash flow-based decision-making including time value of money, the relationship between risk and return, the cost of capital, capital structure, and leverage. This course includes writing instruction that partially fulfills the writing requirement. Prerequisite: ECON 242 or MATH 115, ACCTG 150, or consent of instructor.
MGT 360 International Business Management
This course seeks to acquaint the student with the theories, environmental factors, procedures, and terminology that combine to make international business management more challenging than its domestic counterpart. Topics covered include theories of trade, modes of entry into foreign markets, international organizations, export procedures, foreign currency exchange, the international monetary system and the effects of culture, politics, laws, and geography on cross border transactions. Prerequisite: junior standing or above, or consent of instructor. (Intcl)
MGT 361 Business Law: The Legal Environment of Business
A study of the sources of law and their application to contracts, sales, negotiable instruments, agency, business organization and government regulation. Emphasis on critical thinking including legal and ethical considerations in making business decisions. Prerequisite: junior standing or above or consent of instructor. (E)
MGT 362 Entrepreneurship
Seminar in concepts and fundamentals of starting or acquiring a business. Emphasis on investigating the necessary steps in planning and operating the small business. Frequent problems encountered by the owner/manager are discussed. Prerequisite: junior standing or above or consent of instructor. (S)
MGT 363 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
A seminar in the concepts and fundamentals of negotiating and resolving conflicts. Students will investigate the necessary skills to be successful negotiators. Alternative dispute resolutions systems will be studied as a means of resolving interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Emphasis will be on the basic management fundamentals necessary for effective conflict resolution using problems frequently encountered by individuals in their personal and professional encounters. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor. (HB).
MGT 364 Sales, Advertising, and Promotion
An introduction to professional salesmanship emphasizing its relationship to marketing concepts. Case studies and demonstrations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: MGT 351, or consent of instructor.
MGT 365 Investments
Analysis of the investment environment, instruments, markets, and institutional aids for purposes of formulating broad personal investment programs. Prerequisite: foundation courses or consent of instructor.
MGT 366 Creativity and Innovation
Students learn and apply specific creativity and systematic innovation methodologies (lateral thinking, TRIZ, ASIT, etc.) used for generating ideas, modifying existing products, and solving contradictions that block innovation. Students examine the dynamics associated with developing and sustaining organizational cultures that foster innovation and make ideas a central part of work. Other course topics include collaboration, improvisation, rapid iteration/prototyping, design thinking, and open innovation. Students learn to create sustainable competitive advantage through entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial innovation. Prerequisite: junior standing or above, or consent of instructor.
MGT 367 Organizational Behavior
Organizational reality viewed through the structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames. Emphasis is placed on multi-frame diagnosis and action. Decision-making, leadership, conflict, and other traditional management topics are examined using alternative perspectives. The course also emphasizes the science and practice of influence. Prerequisite: MGT 240, junior standing or above, or consent of instructor.
MGT 375 Directed Readings
1, 2, or 4 hours
Students who develop an interest in a specialized area of the discipline for which course offerings are limited may follow a prescribed reading list under the direction of a member of the faculty with expertise in that area.
MGT 380 Internship
1, 2, or 4 hours
On-the-job learning experience in government or industry. The plan must be presented for departmental approval before the experience begins. (Note: Those students with less than a 2.50 GPA in the major must have departmental approval before interviewing.)
MGT 385 Understanding Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
Internet technology has fundamentally changed marketing, communications and the operations of every business in our society. Silicon Valley is home to the people, places and power sources that drive this machine. Students in this J-Term trip will gain both theoretical and tactical understanding of business strategies utilized in the Valley and also have the opportunity to speak with industry leaders and the companies they represent. We will visit companies and key people including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers and marketing professionals. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. (same as CS 385).
MGT 395 Independent Study
1, 2, or 4 hours
MGT 485 Seminar
MGT 490 Senior Project
MGT 493 Senior Honors Project
A yearlong independent research project. Applications are completed on the "Honors Program" form available at the registrar's office, requiring the signatures of a faculty supervisor, the department head, the honors program director, and the registrar. Interdisciplinary projects require the signatures of two faculty supervisors. The project must be completed by the due date for senior projects. The completed project is evaluated by a review committee consisting of the faculty supervisor, another faculty member from the major department, and a faculty member from outside the major department. All projects must be presented publicly. Only projects awarded an "A-" or "A" qualify for "department honors" designation. The honors project fulfills the all-college senior project requirement. (S, R)