Courses

MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lower Division

MGMT 100 Introduction to Business and Public Administration
Introduction to the administrative process. Strategies to achieve success in business and public careers. Includes the development of administrative theories and practices and provides an overview of the functional areas of business and public administration. Examines the questions of ethics, small business management and the global aspects of administration. (4 units)
MGMT 230 Business Law
An introduction to statutory and common law developments impacting commercial transactions. Emphasizes principles of contract law and sale of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code. Additional topics include business organizations, commercial paper and secured transactions. (4 units)

Upper Division

Enrollment in upper-division courses restricted to students who have met all prerequisites and have completed at least 90 quarter units (junior class level). Students who do not meet these requirements will be disenrolled.

 

MGMT 302 Management and Organizational Behavior
Introduction to management as it affects operations and the behavior of people in relation to the functional fields of administration. Selected behavioral concepts analyzed with respect to applications in management. (Also offered as PSYC 302. Students may not receive credit for both.) (4 units)

 

MGMT 306 Expository Writing for Administration

Writing related to business and public administration including documented research reports, summaries and analytical papers. Revision and rewriting will be required. Course fulfills the graduation requirement in writing proficiency. May not be counted for fulfilling concentration requirements for any degree program offered by the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration. No more than one of the expository writing courses (EDUC 306, ENG 306, HUM 306, MGMT 306, NSCI 306, SSCI 306) may be taken for credit. Students who have received a grade of no credit in any combination of the expository writing courses two or more times must meet with the 306 coordinator or designee to design a developmental writing plan as a condition for enrolling for a third quarter. All students must obtain junior status at the time of registration or their course request will be cancelled. Graded A, B, C/no credit. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: satisfaction of the GE written communication (A1) requirement and a minimum of 90 quarter (60 semester) units of college credit. (GE=F1) (4 units)

 

MGMT 330 Legal Environment of Business

Study of the legal system; nature and source of law as applied to business activity; statutes and significant cases involving business policies; effect of public policies on private enterprise system. Prerequisite: MGMT 230. (4 units)

 

MGMT 335 Business and Society

Evaluation of American business systems; legal and social factors influencing business; role of business in alleviating society's problems; problems and issues of current concern regarding women and minorities in management, business and society in a global context. Prerequisite: the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

MGMT 350 Administrative Communications

 
Introduction to communication theory. Concepts, analysis and methods of improvement for interpersonal communication, communication within organizations and communication between organizations and their external environments. Prerequisite: the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

MGMT 402 Studies in Organizational Behavior

Review and presentation of selected areas of behavioral science research and its application to management practices. Selected subjects may include: motivation, communication, change and leadership. Prerequisite: MGMT 302 or PSYC 302. (4 units)

 

MGMT 405 Managing Across Borders

Identification of the diverse factors and actors that shape the global business environment. Comparative analysis of management practices in various cultures with emphasis on sociocultural, political and economic influences. Balancing of local responsiveness and global integration, and decision-making skills for managing across borders are emphasized. Prerequisite: MGMT 302 or PSYC 302. (4 units)

 

MGMT 406 International Business Law

Comparison and contrast of the various dimensions of international business transactions. General legal framework in which international business is conducted; competing national laws and courts systems with respect to a variety of typical international business problems; international institutions and prospects for internationalizing the legal treatment of transnational business operations. (4 units)

 

ENTR 442 Small Business Management

Managerial considerations for the small business entrepreneur. Acquisitions, location, legal considerations, finances, taxation, labor relations and other topics. (4 units)

 

MGMT 451 Organization and Management Theory

Development and analysis of organization and management theory. Comparative analysis seeking patterns and systematic explanation of differences among organizations. Dynamics of interaction between organizations and environment. Prerequisite: MGMT 302 or PSYC 302. (4 units)

 

MGMT 452 Leading Effectively and Ethically

Relevant theories and concepts for leading individuals and groups effectively and for developing ethical awareness to respond appropriately to ethical dilemmas. Prerequisite: MGMT 302. (4 units)

 

HRM 455 Human Resources Management

Policies related to human resources; human resources planning, employee selection and development, performance appraisal, compensation, relationships with unionized employees, collective bargaining. Prerequisites: MGMT 302 or PSYC 302, and the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

HRM 456 Developing an Effective Workforce

Theory and practice of employee selection, training, and performance appraisal. Prerequisite: MGMT 455 or PSYC 355. (4 units)

 

HRM 457 Industrial and Labor Relations

Analysis of historical, political, legal, economic and managerial forces which lead to the development of labor unions and collective bargaining. Focus on legal rights of employees and managerial rights of employer. Involves case law and bargaining simulation. (4 units)

 

HRM 458 Fair Employment Practices

An evaluation of fair employment practices in employment. Course emphasizes antidiscriminatory legislation and its application to employer-employee relationships. Prerequisite: MGMT 455. (4 units)

 

MGMT 459 Work Group Management

Examination of the dynamics of task-oriented groups in American and international environments, utilizing both conceptual and experiential learning. Prerequisite: MGMT 302 or PSYC 302. (4 units)

 

HRM 460 Compensation     

         An examination of reward systems, both financial and non-financial, in the business enterprise. Financial rewards include the process of job analysis, job evaluation, and the market surveys with an           emphasis on the firm's competitive strategy. Benefit administration and compensation systems for special groups are also presented. Various systems of performance management are studied, including individual employee performance appraisals. Formerly MGMT 460. Prerequisites: HRM 455 or PSYC 355. (4 units)

 

HRM 470 Strategic Human Resource Management
Capstone course integrating human resource management materials acquired through the required concentration courses and addressing the strategic role of HR professionals in organizations. Prerequisites: HRM 455; 456 or PSYC 355; and HRM 458. (4 units)

MGMT 490 Strategic Management

This college capstone course develops an overall general manager's perspective of strategic management and competitive strategy integrating knowledge from accounting, finance, information and decision sciences, management, marketing, public policy, and supply chain management. Coverage includes competitive strategy for global, national and regional/local business and managerial concerns regarding social and environmental issues. Prerequisites: completion of the upper-division administration core courses (one course may be taken concurrently), the upper-division writing requirement, and senior standing. (4 units)

 

MGMT 515 Business Consulting

Supervised consulting assignments designed to provide meaningful business assistance to businesses. Prerequisites: senior status, consent of instructor and college. (4 units)

 

ENTR 543 New Venture Opportunity Analysis
Study of the process of defining and identifying the difference between ideas and opportunities including the role of the entrepreneur, ideas, pattern recognition, and the evaluation and screening process that leads to successful commercialization of business concepts and ideas. (4 units)

 

ENTR 544 New Venture Development

Introduction to the process of developing a new venture concept. Examines key issues in new venture creation, including the role of the entrepreneur in transitioning ideas to business opportunities. Special emphasis on developing a rapid opportunity analysis, identifying a sustainable business model, and business planning. (4 units)

 

ENTR 545 New Venture Resource Requirements

Strategies and techniques employed by entrepreneurs to identify and access critical resources. Special emphasis on marshalling internal and external resources such as advisors, board of directors, and social networks. (4 units)

 

ENTR 547 Managing a Growing Business

Study of the basic strategy and tactics to manage growing enterprises while still maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. Examines the role of management decision making, management control systems, short- and long-term planning, and entrepreneurship in managing growing companies. (4 units)

 

ENTR 549 Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture

Process and methods involved in starting and growing new enterprises with emphasis on the attributes of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial careers and positioning an enterprise for sustainable growth. Prerequisites: MGMT 543 and 544. (4 units)

 

MGMT 575 Internship in Management

Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. A total of two Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 575 courses may be applied toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: senior standing preferred, consent of instructor and the department's internship coordinator. (4 units)

 

ADMN 590 Seminar in Management

Intensive study of some phase of management to be developed by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (2-4 units)

 

MGMT 595 Independent Study

Special topics involving library and/or field research. A total of 10 units in any Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 595 may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and approval by the department of a written project/proposal submitted to the appropriate department in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2 or 4 units)

ENTR 598 Reflective Essay

        Submission of a reflective essay based on specified program guidelines. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: completion of or concurrent enrollment in all courses in the Entrepreneurship concentration         or Entrepreneurship minor. (0-units)

MGMT 998 Baccalaureate Reflective Essay
Submission of a reflective essay based on departmental guidelines. Prerequisites: completion of or concurrent enrollment in all courses in the student's area of concentration. (0 units)