2015-2016 Management Courses

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MGMT 205 Leadership Development (2)
This course provides an intellectual and analytical examination of the core issues in the practice of leadership. Students will examine these issues of leadership within the Westminster College and local community environments. The course will contain a mix of theory and practice, and students will use an experiential, applied instructional approach. Discussion, exercises, self-analysis, and skill practice will be the primary learning methods used in the course. Co-requisite: PSYC 105 or INTR 100. Offered Fall semester.
MGMT 230 Business Quantitative Methods (3)
This course applies quantitative methods to business and economic problems. The emphasis is on learning to select appropriate problem solving methods, apply the chosen method, use appropriate software tools, and interpret the solution. Business and economic problems are used to demonstrate quantitative decision-making methods and qualitative interpretation and understanding of solutions. Prerequisite: MATH 141 OR MATH 143, 150. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)
Examines the concepts and influences operating in business organizations, the functions of managers in that setting, and the managerial role in non-business organizations. Emphasizes historical foundations of management and principles of management theory and how theory is practiced. Contemporary examples are used to illustrate/demonstrate fundamental precepts. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. This is a writing intensive course. Business writing will be emphasized and several significant written performance tasks will be required. Prerequisite: MATH 141 OR MATH 143.
MGMT 309 Operations Management (4)
This course examines production/operations as the third aspect of the finance, marketing, and conversion triad. The course is important in understanding the assembly of materials and ideas in creating a product or service. Prerequisites: MGMT 305, MATH 150. Offered Spring semesters.
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law (4)
This course discusses current legal problems confronting business and the legal aspect of decision-making. The course helps students understand legal principles and the process of legal reasoning and proceedings, particularly as they pertain to business, and defines the responsibilities of business to consumers and the public. The course also provides a basic understanding of three legal areas: (1) introduction to the U.S. legal system, (2) broad understanding of contract law, and (3) broad understanding of forms of business organizations (sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations). Offered Fall and Spring semesters.
MGMT 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Management program. Prerequisites: MGMT 305; junior or senior standing and consent of instructor and school dean. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
MGMT 410 Managing People (4)
This course focuses on the principles and skills needed to manage human resources effectively. Topics to be covered include hiring and terminating employees; interviewing; managing performance; motivating, coaching and counseling employees; empowering and delegating; building and leading teams; persuading and influencing others; and managing conflict. The course is for students who expect to manage people; it is not intended to prepare students for an HR specialist role. Prerequisites: MGMT 305. Offered Fall semester.
MGMT 212/412  Special Topics in Management (1–4)
This series of courses explores threats and opportunities related to legislative, cultural, economic, and technological considerations in business today and their impact on current and long-term decisions. Prerequisites vary with course content.
MGMT 430 The Nonprofit Organization (4)
The course provides an overview of the history, development, role, auspices, organization, strategies, and purposes of nonprofit organizations world-wide. Emphasis is placed on structure, planning, policies, organizational leadership/management, governance, stewardship, resource development, community building, advocacy, volunteer services, and problems that face nonprofits. The course addresses social, political, economic, cultural and ideological issues. As a capstone for the Arts Administration major, it is highly integrative and includes a comprehensive strategic project.
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4)
This course examines individual behavior in organizations, organizational processes, and organization design, culture, and structure. Special emphasis is placed on how organizations deal with and initiate change. Prerequisite: MGMT 305.
MGMT 440 Internship (1–8)
Students receive credit for meeting pre-arranged learning objectives while working for a company or non-profit organization. Internships give students the opportunity to compare their understanding of classroom material with current best practices in their field. Credit is based on the number of hours at the job site and the nature of the learning objectives. Monthly class sessions reinforce the student learning objectives, and allow interns to compare their experiences with other interns. Prerequisites: MGMT 305; junior or senior standing (transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 Westminster credit hours or obtain permission of instructor); and approvals from the Gore School of Business Practice/Experience Coordinator and the Career Center internship coordinator. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
MGMT 441 Management Practicum (2 or 4)
This disciplinary practicum is a student team-based, company consultation project. The project addresses a real issue of concern to a client company (or non-profit organization), requires extensive research, and results in a formal oral presentation and written report to the company. Students work in teams of 3–6 under the supervision of a Gore School of Business faculty member. Prerequisites: MGMT 305; MATH 150; junior or senior standing. Offered Spring semester.
MGMT 442 Professional Portfolio (2)
The Professional Portfolio is designed for mid-career professionals. The class gives students the opportunity to assess their interests and skills, design a career plan, and create a portfolio, which documents what they have to offer to an organization in an appropriate field. Students must have at least five years of professional or managerial experience to enroll in this class. Prerequisites: MGMT 305; junior or senior standing; and approval of the Gore School of Business Experience/Practice Coordinator. The 442 series is offered primarily as a directed studies option. For further information and 442 approval, see the Practice Experience Coordinator.
MGMT 460 Organizational Change and Advanced Management (4)
A comprehensive look at the change process in organizations. This course is an extension of strategic management concepts with the focus on the implementation of strategy rather than the formulation of strategy. The emphasis is on developing an understanding of the basic change model instead of focusing on multiple models. This approach demands a systems perspective and the assumption that change is continuous. In addition, characteristics of successful and unsuccessful change are discussed. The overall objective of the course is to develop an understanding of the complexity of managing organizational change. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or MGMT 433. Offered Spring semester.
MGMT 474 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4)
This course surveys the entrepreneurial skills necessary for developing new ventures. The course will cover the fundamentals of business plan development, analyzing and securing financing from multiple sources and at different life-cycle states, the role of the owner in various stages of the firm life-cycle, the various post-establishment ownership and exit strategies, and the role of strategic market analysis in all phases of the process. Special emphasis is placed on the use of case study analysis to review successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurial enterprises. Prerequisites: MGMT 305; MKTG 300; FINC 300. Offered Fall semester.
MGMT 475 Strategy in Global Management (4)
This course focuses on understanding the key corporate, business and functional decisions that affect the long-term competitive position of the firm within the global environment. This course is a capstone course and is both integrative and interdisciplinary and assumes that students have completed the core business classes. This course, however, is more than a simple integration of the functional areas. Prerequisites: senior standing, completion of all common business core classes, except MGMT 325. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.  The undergraduate ETS Major Field Test is administered and completed in MGMT*475.
MGMT 490 International Management (4)
Examines the management of enterprises whose interests extend across international boundaries. Focuses on the development of global strategy, cultural and environmental challenges, and the issues surrounding the formation of international operations and the acquisition of foreign companies. Includes cultural and ethical issues confronting managers and the challenges of control and communication in an international setting. Prerequisites: ACCT 213, ECON 253, ECON 263, MGMT 305, MKTG 300. Offered Fall semester.