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Course Descriptions

  Management, Marketing, Finance, Quantitative Analysis



Management 101 Principles of Management

(Formerly Management 1)
Offered every Semester

The human, material and capital resources of the enterprise must be managed effectively and efficiently. The practice of management requires foresight, intellectual skill, conceptual insight into business realities and judgment. This course presents the process of managing as a rational and orderly activity leading no optimal results. Salient topics given special emphasis are environmental opportunities and constraints, entrepreneurship, planning and control, formal organization structure,the multi dimensionality of organizations, individual and interpersonal behavior and executive decision making.Three credits  

Management 131 Written Communication in Business

(Formerly Management 130)
Prerequisite:English 17 or equivalent, Speech 3
Offered every Semester

A vital skill of any aspiring business executive is the ability to write clearly and concisely. In every field of business the emphasis is on the communication both within the organization as well as outside it. This course develops the studentís ability to read critically, to evaluate information, to present evidence as support conclusions and no to make recommendations in an effective written style. Three credits. 

Management 150 Managerial Planning and Control I

Prerequisite: Management 101
Offered every Fall  

The management process of setting an organization's goals and objectives and the development of strategic and operational plans to accsmphish these objectives effectively and efficiently is taught in this course.  Which views the firm as a single system.  Forecasting techniques, long range and short range planning, and the goal congruence of subsystems, allocation of resources, managerial budgeting, organizanional relationships, and methods no evaluate and control financial and nonfinancial performances. Three credits. 

Management 151 Managerial Planning and Control II

Prerequisite: Management 101, 150
Offered every Spring

A comprehensive study of how economic principles are applied to managerial planning, decision making and formulation of business policies. Concepts discussed are economic productivity and financial profitability, examining comparative advantages and finding profit-result areas, demand analysis, cost concepts and cost behavior, pricing objectives and business strategies. Three credits.

Management 152 Organizational Behavior

Prerequisite: Management 101
Offered every Spring

An analysis of human behavior in administration of organizations. Topics include organizational theories, individual and group behavior, attitudes, beliefs, motivations, communications and status hierarchies. Three credits.

Management 153 Operations Management

Prerequisite: Management 101
Offered every Fall

A systems approach no the principles of operation economics, in prdsduct and service industries. Topics include job and facilities design, method analysis, scheduling techniques, automation and work measurement and simplification. Three credits.

Management 154 Decision Making

Prerequisites: Management 101  
Offered every Spring

The course is designed to develop the analytical and conceptual abilities of the decision making process. Problem analysis, clarification of relevant facts, conflicting objectives and search for alternatives are studied. Emphasis is on the behavioral approach in decision making. Three credits.

Management 155 Human Resources Management

Prerequisite: Management 101
Offered every Fall

A study of basic personnel administration. Specifically considered are the recruiting, selecting, motivating and training of employees. Also discussed are employer employee labor relations, handling of grievances, and employee benefits. Three credits.

Management 156 Managerial Systems Analysis  

Prerequisite: Management 101, 150, and 151 
Offered on occasion

A view of the business organization as a unified system of coordinated management processes for planning, organizing and controlling. Such management systems emphasize the way human and machine resources are tied together through information, communications and feedback systems. Three credits.

Management 157 Seminar in Management Problems

Prerequisite: Management 101, 150, and 151
Offered on occasion

A synthesis of management theory as applied to evaluating current business and socioeconomic problems. Analysis and discussion of case studies and contemporary management problems is conducted. Three credits.

Management 193 Independent Study

For those students in the last semester of their senior year who require one credit to three credits to meet the minimum requirements for graduation. Students must complete an Application for Independent Study to be approved by the Department Chair and the Dean.  Students are assigned to a faculty member who supervises the Independent Study course or project.  Students may be required to write a research paper or take a comprehensive examination (or both) in addition to all the other course requirements.  One to three credits.

Management 195, 196 Honors Study

Honors Study is designed to give outstanding students an opportunity to do independent work in their major under the guidance of the faculty. There are no regular class meetings. To be eligible, students must have upper junior or senior status, 12 credits in one of the major fields of the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences, a cumulative quality-point ratio of 3.00 and a 3.25 ratio in their major subject, and the permission of the Chair of the Department and the Dean.   Students must complete an Application for Honors Study outlining the research project or independent work to be undertaken and the name of the supervising faculty member.  A total of six credits of Honors Study is the maximum allowed. Three credits per semester.

Management 405 Creating and Managing a Small Business

Prerequisite: Management 101, Accounting 101, 102, Finance 101, 102, and Marketing 101
Offered on occasion

Workshop program with students acting as consultants to small business in the S.B.l. management assistance program. Open to seniors only. Three credits.

Quantitative Analysis


Quantitative Analysis 128   Business Statistics I

Prerequisite: Mathematics 11y and 12y or the equivalent
Offered every semester

A study of the foundations in statistical methods as they apply to the analysis of business conditions and projections.  Topics covered include: graphic and tabular representations, measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distribuutions and hypothesis testing, simple regression and correlation analysis, and index numbers.  Three credits.

Quantitative Analysis 129   Business Statistics II

Prerequisites: Mathematics 11y, 12y, QA 128  
Offered every semester

A review of computer-augmented applications of statistical methods and analyses with emphasis on business and economic forecasts and projections.  Topics covered include normal, t, chi-square, and F distributions as they apply to sampling theory, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, and correlation analysis.  Three credits.

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