Dan L. Worrell
Interim Department Chair
402 Business Building
479-575-4566
Management Department Website

Management is the force responsible for directing organizations toward goals or objectives. Therefore, the management curriculum focuses on the nature and capabilities of human and other resources, as well as how the manager plans, organizes, staffs, coordinates, and evaluates those resources in an organization and its environment. The study of management prepares men and women for positions of leadership in profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. Management majors gain insight and skill needed for careers as professional managers or as self-employed entrepreneurs. These skills include technical knowledge, communicative capacity, human understanding, and conceptual and problem-solving ability. Two majors are offered in the management department. Requirements of the management major are listed below. Find out more about the general business major.

Students may choose from among three concentrations:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Leadership

Management Major with Human Resource Management Concentration

The Human Resource Management Concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in human resource-related occupations. Among issues and areas addressed are management-employee relations, quality of work life, compensation and other reward systems, organizational staffing, and training and development. The Human Resource Management track emphasizes the importance of integrating individual goals and organizational objectives.

All management majors must complete MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. An additional 21 hours of credit are required for students majoring in management. Six of these credit hours are specified in the concentration. Beyond this, students can choose from specified management and non-management courses in order to complete the requirements for the major.

Management Major Requirements

The major in management requires 24 hours of major and collateral courses in the discipline as well as satisfying the other requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree. A maximum of 27 hours is allowed in a management major or discipline field of study (i.e., core, major, electives) unless the extra courses are part of an interdisciplinary minor or collateral track. See an adviser for selection of courses.

Courses Required
MGMT 4243Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
Concentration Hours21
Maximum of 27 hours of MGMT courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Level Business Electives12
Total Hours36

Human Resources Management Concentration

MGMT 4943Organizational Staffing3
MGMT 4953Organizational Rewards and Compensation3
Select two of the following:6
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
Special Topics in Management
Leadership
Organizational Change and Development
Small Enterprise Management
International Management
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Select three of the following:9
Intermediate Accounting I
Labor Economics
Economics of Organizations
Principles of Information Systems
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Research
Marketing Management
Total Hours21

Management B.S.B.A., Human Resources Management Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

Courses in BOLD must be taken in the designated semester. Courses in ITALIC may be taken in varied sequences as long as other designated requirements for these courses are met. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations below are preferred.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)13  
ISYS 1120 Computer Competency Requirement0  
U.S. History or Political Science – University Core3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)  3
Natural Science – University Core  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems13  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)23  
Social Science – University Core3  
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core3  
SCMT 2103 Introduction to Supply Chain Management1  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations1  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)2  3
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core  3
Natural Science – University Core   4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance13  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing13  
MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
or MGMT 4953 Organizational Rewards and Compensation
3  
MGMT 4943 Organizational Staffing3  
Junior Senior Business Elective3  
MGMT 3013 Strategic Management  3
MGMT 4953 Organizational Rewards and Compensation
or MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  3
MGMT or Collateral Electives  3
Junior Senior Business Elective  3
General Education Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT Electives6  
MGMT or Collateral Electives3  
Junior Senior Business Elective3  
General Education Electives 3  
MGMT or Collateral Elective  3
Junior Senior Business Electives  3
General Education Electives   6
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Management Major with Organizational Leadership Concentration

The Organizational Leadership Concentration prepares new students for leadership positions within organizations. Among the topics explored are employee motivation, how to manage power and influence within organizations, developing effective teams, managing diversity, organizational transformation and change, and globalization.

All management majors must complete MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. An additional 21 hours of credit are required for students majoring in management. Six of these credit hours are specified in the concentration. Beyond this, students can choose from specified management and non-management courses in order to complete the requirements for the major.

Management Major Requirements

The major in management requires 24 hours of major and collateral courses in the discipline as well as satisfying the other requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree. A maximum of 27 hours is allowed in a management major or discipline field of study (i.e., core, major, electives) unless the extra courses are part of an interdisciplinary minor or collateral track. See an adviser for selection of courses.

Courses Required
MGMT 4243Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
Concentration Hours21
Maximum of 27 hours of MGMT courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Level Business Electives12
Total Hours36

Organizational Leadership Concentration 

MGMT 4253Leadership3
MGMT 4263Organizational Change and Development3
Select two of the following:6
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
Special Topics in Management
Small Enterprise Management
International Management
Organizational Staffing
Organizational Rewards and Compensation
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Select three of the following:9
Intermediate Accounting III
Labor Economics
Economics of Organizations
International Macroeconomics and Finance
Corporate Finance
International Finance
Principles of Information Systems
Marketing Management
Marketing Research
Supply Management
International Transportation and Logistics
Retail Supply Chain Analysis
Total Hours21

Management B.S.B.A., Organizational Leadership Concentration
Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

Courses in BOLD must be taken in the designated semester. Courses in ITALIC may be taken in varied sequences as long as other designated requirements for these courses are met. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations below are preferred.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)13  
ISYS 1120 Computer Competency Requirement0  
U.S. History or Political Science – University Core3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)  3
Natural Science – University Core  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems13  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)23  
Social Science – University Core3  
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core3  
SCMT 2103 Introduction to Supply Chain Management1  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations1  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)2  3
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core  3
Natural Science – University Core  4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance3  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing3  
MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3  
MGMT 4253 Leadership3  
Junior Senior Business Elective3  
MGMT 3013 Strategic Management  3
MGMT 4263 Organizational Change and Development  3
MGMT or Collateral Electives  3
Junior Senior Business Elective  3
General Education Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT Electives6  
MGMT or Collateral Electives3  
Junior Senior Business Elective3  
General Education Electives3  
MGMT or Collateral Elective  3
Junior Senior Business Electives  3
General Education Electives  6
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Management Major with Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration is suggested for students who are interested in starting and/or operating a small business or independent company after graduation. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship focus provides excellent preparation for students wishing to obtain a highly integrated view of business operations.

All management majors must complete MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. An additional 21 hours of credit are required for students majoring in management. Six of these credit hours are specified in the concentration. Beyond this, students can choose from specified management and non-management courses in order to complete the requirements for the major.

Management Major Requirements

The major in management requires 24 hours of major and collateral courses in the discipline as well as satisfying the other requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree. A maximum of 27 hours is allowed in a management major or discipline field of study (i.e., core, major, electives) unless the extra courses are part of an interdisciplinary minor or collateral track. See an adviser for selection of courses.

Courses Required
MGMT 4243Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
Concentration Hours21
Maximum of 27 hours of MGMT courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Level Business Electives12
Total Hours36

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration 

MGMT 3933Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development3
MGMT 4433Small Enterprise Management3
Select two of the following:6
Special Topics in Management
Leadership
Organizational Change and Development
International Management
Organizational Staffing
Organizational Rewards and Compensation
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Select three of the following:9
Intermediate Accounting I
Fundamentals of Taxation I
Commercial Law
Financial Markets and Institutions
Risk Management
Real Estate Principles
Principles of Information Systems
Consumer Behavior
Integrated Marketing Communications
Selling and Sales Management
Retail Strategy
Global Marketing
Supply Management
Advanced Inventory Management and Forecasting
Supply Chain Strategy
Total Hours21

Management B.S.B.A., Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

Courses in BOLD must be taken in the designated semester. Courses in ITALIC may be taken in varied sequences as long as other designated requirements for these courses are met. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations below are preferred.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)13  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency
U.S. History or Political Science – University Core3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)  3
Natural Science – University Core  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems13  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)23  
Social Science – University Core3  
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core3  
SCMT 2103 Introduction to Supply Chain Management1  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations1  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)2  3
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core  3
Natural Science – University Core  4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance13  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing13  
MGMT 3933 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development3  
MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3  
Junior Senior Business Elective3  
MGMT 3013 Strategic Management  3
MGMT 4433 Small Enterprise Management  3
MGMT or Collateral Electives  3
Junior Senior Business Elective  3
General Education Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT Electives6  
MGMT or Collateral Electives3  
Junior Senior Business Elective3  
General Education Electives 3  
MGMT or Collateral Elective  3
Junior Senior Business Electives  3
General Education Electives   6
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Management Minor for Business Students

The Department of Management offers a minor for students desiring more knowledge of management to assist them in their careers. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper level courses applied toward the minor in residence. The 15 hours include the following courses:

MGMT 4243Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
Select four of the following:12
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
Special Topics in Management
Leadership
Organizational Change and Development
Small Enterprise Management
International Management
Organizational Staffing
Organizational Rewards and Compensation
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn a Management minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue the minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of a student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor. All upper level requirements must be taken in residence.

Anand, Vikas, Ph.D. (Arizona State University),M.B.A. (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), M.Sc. (Birla Institute of Technology), Professor, 1999.
Breaux-Soignet, Denise, Ph.D. (Florida State University), M.B.A., B.S. (Nicholls State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2010.
Cummings, Michael, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), J.D. and M.P.A. (Brigham Young University), B.S. (Utah Valley), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Delery, John, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), M.S. (Memphis State University), B.S. (Tulane University of Louisiana), Professor, 1992.
Dowdy, Gary, M.B.A. (Purdue University), B.S. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2014.
Ellstrand, Alan E., Ph.D. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.B.A. (North Illinois University), B.S. (University of Illinois-Urbana), Professor, 2000.
Goussevskaia, Anna, Ph.D. (University of Warwick, United Kingdom), B.Sc. (Federal University of Minas, Brazil), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2013.
Gupta, Nina, Ph.D., A.M. (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), M.A., B.A. (University of Allahabad), Distinguished Professor, 1984.
Johnson, Jon, Ph.D. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.B.A., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Professor, 1996.
Kish-Gephart, Jennifer, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), M.B.A., B.S. (Drexel University), Associate Professor, 2010.
Launder, John, M.A. (University of Missouri), B.A. (Westminster College), Instructor, 2011.
McKnight, Rebecca, M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2016.
O’Leary-Kelly, Anne M., Ph.D. (Michigan State University), B.A. (University of Michigan), Professor, 1997.
Pullen, Brian K., M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (Arkansas Tech University), Instructor, 2000.
Reeves, Carol, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), M.A. (University of South Carolina), B.S. (Georgia Southern College), Professor, 1990.
Ridge, Jason, Ph.D., M.A., B.A. (Oklahoma State University), Associate Professor, 2015.
Rodeffer, Carolyn, M.B.A. (University of Chicago), B.A. (University of Maryland), Instructor, 2015.
Rosen, Chris, Ph.D. (University of Akron), M.A. (Appalachian State University), B.A. (Washington and Lee University), Professor, 2006.
Simon, Lauren, Ph.D., B.S.B.A., B.S. (University of Florida), Associate Professor, 2016.
Stoverink, Adam, Ph.D., (Texas A&M University), M.B.A. (St. Louis University), B.S.B.A. (University of Missouri), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Worrell, Dan, Ph.D., M.S., B.S. (Louisiana State University), Professor, 2005.
Yates, Michael, M.B.A. (Harvard University), M.S. (Naval Postgraduate School), B.A. (University of California), Instructor, 1999.

Courses

MGMT 2053. Business Foundations. 3 Hours.

This course surveys the areas of business and presents business processes that are common to most enterprises through a hands-on, interactive business experience. It reinforces the use of financial accounting for reporting the results of business operations, and introduces managerial accounting concepts and techniques for improving the quality business decisions. Prerequisite: ISYS 1120 or ISYS 1123 and ACCT 2013 each with a grade of "C" or better.

MGMT 2103. Managing People and Organizations. 3 Hours.

Study of the process of acquiring and managing Human Capital, focusing on the organizational behavior, legal, economic, and technical issues concerned with business decisions about acquiring, motivating, and retaining employees; emphasis given to the development, implementation, and assessment of policies and practices consistent with legal, social, human, and environmental dynamics. Prerequisite: WCOB 2053 or ACCT 2023 and WCOB 1033 each with a grade of C or better.

MGMT 2103H. Honors Managing People and Organizations. 3 Hours.

Study of the process of acquiring and managing Human Capital, focusing on the organizational behavior, legal, economic, and technical issues concerned with business decisions about acquiring, motivating, and retaining employees; emphasis given to the development, implementation, and assessment of policies and practices consistent with legal, social, human, and environmental dynamics. Prerequisite: WCOB 2053 or ACCT 2023 and WCOB 1033 with a grade of C or better.

This course is equivalent to MGMT 2103.

MGMT 3013. Strategic Management. 3 Hours.

Integrative study of managerial decisions; introduces students to an understanding of strategic competitiveness and the way in which business strategy is formulated and implemented; uses a combination of theoretical and applied approaches to analyzing key business decisions, implementing these decisions, and monitoring their effects. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: ACCT 2013, (ACCT 2023 or WCOB 2053), WCOB 1033, ECON 2013, ECON 2023, (MATH 2053 or MATH 2564), (MATH 2043 or MATH 2554), COMM 1313, BLAW 2013, ISYS 2103, SCMT 2103, MGMT 2103, FINN 3043 and MKTG 3433, all with a grade of C or better, and (ISYS 1120 or (ISYS 1123 with a grade of C or better)).

MGMT 3013H. Honors Strategic Management. 3 Hours.

Integrative study of managerial decisions; introduces students to an understanding of strategic competitiveness and the way in which business strategy is formulated and implemented; uses a combination of theoretical and applied approaches to analyzing key business decisions, implementing these decisions, and monitoring their effects. Prerequisite: ACCT 2013, (ACCT 2023 or WCOB 2053), WCOB 1033, ECON 2013, ECON 2023, (MATH 2053 or MATH 2564), (MATH 2043 or MATH 2554), COMM 1313, BLAW 2013, ISYS 2103, SCMT 2103, MGMT 2103, FINN 3043 and MKTG 3433, all with a grade of C or better, and (ISYS 1120 or (ISYS 1123 with a grade of C or better)).

This course is equivalent to MGMT 3013.

MGMT 3533. Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3 Hours.

This immersion into the divergent forms of conflict/dispute resolution will expose students to the dynamics of one of the leading disciplines in the workplace and society as a whole. Students will be presented with a comprehensive analysis of divergent aspects of conflict resolution strategies such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, neutral fact finding, settlement conferences, summary trials, conciliation and facilitation. Confrontational negotiating styles and illustrations will be contrasted with topical strategies such as mutual gains. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MGMT 3563. Management Concepts and Organizational Behavior. 3 Hours.

Business students may not receive credit for this course. Course introduces students to fundamental concepts of management practice with particular emphasis on managing human behavior in organizations. Addresses the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling functions performed by managers as these functions relate to managing human resources. Provides survey of critical management concepts; enables students to develop analytical and problem solving skills through case studies and experimental exercises. Students may not receive credit for both WCOB 2033 or MGMT 2103 and MGMT 3563. Walton College majors are not eligible to register for the course. No degree credit for Walton College majors.

MGMT 3653. A Competitive Advantage: Creating and Leading a Diverse Workforce. 3 Hours.

Study of the process of creating and leading a diverse workforce, focusing on the knowledge and skills necessary for creating a culture that embraces and makes diversity work; examines the many dimensions of diversity with emphasis on understanding the range of cultural behaviors and expectations, cultural communication, and building diverse work teams. Special attention will be given to developing talent management competencies, such as recruiting, coaching, mentoring, career development, and evaluating and measuring the effects of diversity initiatives. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MGMT 3673. Social Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

The course explores the notion of social entrepreneurship both, as a movement and as an alternative to engage with the market economy. Students will explore the possibility of opening their own business with a strong social mission; adopting some sustainable practices to advance their social or environmental causes; advocating for new ways of measuring impact and returns to investment; or simply by becoming responsible consumers, conscious about the consequences of their decision making power. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MGMT 3933. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development. 3 Hours.

The role of the entrepreneur in starting up new businesses. Identification of new venture opportunities and the evaluation of their feasibility.

MGMT 4003H. Honors Management Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Explores events, concepts and/or new developments in the field of Management. Prerequisite: Senior standing.May be repeated for degree credit.

MGMT 4103. Special Topics in Management. 3 Hours.

Explores trends, concepts, and important developments in management as they impact on organizational performance. Topics are selected by the Management Department faculty for each semester the course is offered.May be repeated for degree credit.

MGMT 4103H. Honors Special Topics in Management. 3 Hours.

Explores trends, concepts, and important developments in management as they impact on organizational performance. Topics are selected by the Management Department faculty for each semester the course is offered.May be repeated for degree credit.

This course is equivalent to MGMT 4103.

MGMT 4243. Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. 3 Hours.

A comprehensive and critical examination of traditional and current ethical theories and approaches that guide business decision-making, ethical issues that affect business decisions, and ethics related to the various business disciplines.

MGMT 4253. Leadership. 3 Hours.

This course offers a foundation for understanding and evaluating organizational leadership. It is designed to assist students in developing frameworks for understanding and enacting leadership. This course examines topics such as the nature and foundation of the leader-follower relationship, models that explain effective leadership, and the interface of leadership with gender, ethics, and culture. Prerequisite: WCOB 2033 or MGMT 2103 or MGMT 3563.

MGMT 4263. Organizational Change and Development. 3 Hours.

This course will develop diagnostic and intervention skills that can be applied to identifying and overcoming problems of morale and productivity in organizations. A variety of behavioral methods will be covered. Prerequisite: WCOB 2033 or MGMT 2103 or MGMT 3563.

MGMT 4433. Small Enterprise Management. 3 Hours.

Small enterprise opportunities and problems emphasizing innovation, management planning and control, financing, marketing and legal requirements. Emphasis on application of management knowledge to small enterprise management. Prerequisite: MGMT 3933.

MGMT 450V. Independent Study. 1-3 Hour.

Permits students on individual basis to explore selected topics in management.May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

MGMT 4543. Students Acquiring Knowledge Through Enterprise (S.A.K.E.) Product Innovation Lab. 3 Hours.

Provides a structured stage-gate framework for new product development through a hands-on, interactive product innovation experience. Students will learn and apply skills related to the development and testing of new concepts and products including: ideation techniques; concept writing; designing and implementing effective qualitative and quantitative consumer research; prototyping; financial profile development; and developing impactful presentations. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MGMT 4583. International Management. 3 Hours.

Develops an understanding of international business management and the cultural environments in which IB exists today. Students examine international business practices and learn about unique elements of business as it practiced in selected nations and diverse cultures.

MGMT 4943. Organizational Staffing. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of theoretical, legal, methodological, and substantive issues related to selection, performance appraisal, and development of employees. Students participate in individual and group projects designed to provide theoretical and practical skills related to staffing. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033.

MGMT 4953. Organizational Rewards and Compensation. 3 Hours.

Develops an understanding of reward systems theory and its application to the design of compensation systems. Provides theoretical and legal background and practical applications for the use of reward systems in attracting, motivating, and retaining employees. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033.

MGMT 4993. Entrepreneurship Practicum. 3 Hours.

Hands-on management of an actual on-going business. Students will gain experience working in, making decisions about, and managing a business. Topics covered include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, logistics, management, and marketing. Entrance by application only.May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.