2016-2017 Management Courses

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 305 Principles of Management (4)
This course explores two areas of management: strategy and organizational behavior. In this course, students will examine the primary components of the strategic planning process which include mission statements, industry and company analysis, as well as competitor analysis. Students will also focus on the organizational behavior skills for strategic decisions and implementation. These topics will include decision making, communication, teamwork, leadership, and organizational change. Examples and cases will focus on global companies. Prerequisites: BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B OR BUSI 102. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
MGMT 309 Operations Management (3)
At its most basic level, Operations Management is the transformation of inputs into goods and services. Along the transformation, there are a variety of factors that must be taken into account including the design of the process, the quality of the materials and the process, the supply chain, the management of materials, and a variety of other issues. Throughout this course, we will investigate the transformation process and how firms can successfully incorporate operations management as part of the corporate strategy. As part of the course, we will see how operations management plays a role within the firm. We will also cover a number of quantitative tools useful in an operations setting. Lastly, it is expected that by the end of the semester, students will have a better understanding of why, regardless of the business discipline you choose, understanding a firm’s operations is critical to overall business knowledge. Prerequisites: BUSI 200. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.
MGMT 310 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (2)
Entrepreneurs are different. They think differently; they measure performance differently than do managers of established businesses. This course will introduce you to how entrepreneurs think in the face of radical uncertainty; how they set goals, measure progress, and learn from failure and setbacks. You will learn what motivates entrepreneurs. Here’s a hint: It’s not money. You will also be introduced to the dynamic entrepreneurial startup community in Salt Lake City.
MGMT 311 Business Model Development (2)
Going from an idea for a new business to its actual startup is a process. In this course you will learn a repeatable process for turning an idea into a viable business. You will repeatedly test your burgeoning idea in the marketplace through a process known as customer discovery. You will learn how to design and build a minimal viable product as quickly and inexpensively as possible. You will learn to articulate your business model through oral pitches, by producing a promotional video, and by writing a business plan and executive summary.
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 411 Managing Growth (2)
Launching a new venture requires special ways of thinking and acting, as you learned in other courses in this minor. But, with those, you have just begun. Leading a start-up through a period of rapid growth requires a highly developed set of skills. In this course, you will learn the leadership skills, the financial discipline, the recruiting and hiring practices, and the performance management practices you must develop in order to successfully navigate this stage of growth of a startup.
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 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. Offered Spring 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 required 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 and Spring semesters.

 

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