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Management Courses (MGMT)

UPPER DIVISION

300. Principles of Management (3)
Prerequisite: Recommended: IS 310.
Principles and theories of management, organization theory, planning and control techniques. Management of the overall organization and the production/operations systems of organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

326. Management and Society (3)
Issues of concern to business managers in dealing with the social environment. Business responsibility to stockholders, employees, customers, the government, and society. Issues including profits, consumerism, product safety, pollution, government regulation, and social accountability.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*405. International and Comparative Management (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Functions of management in international business; comparative management studies, and the impact of the environment on management performance.
Letter grade only (A-F).

406. International Business Policy (3)
Prerequisite: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Developing multinational strategies and policies. International economics, economic development, international marketing, international finance, multinational planning, organization, and control. International transactions, economic and political integration, the competitiveness of countries, relations with host societies, and country studies. Case studies and research projects.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*410. Materials Management (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Basic frameworks for managing material flows into, within, and out of organizations. Inventory models for independent demand items, material requirement planning, and distribution systems. Heavy emphasis on learning supported by MRP II tools and other computer resources.
Letter grade only (A-F).

411. Production Planning (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Demand management and production planning problems. Study of forecasting tools and techniques using available computer resources. Examination of aggregate planning, master scheduling, and capacity planning using the framework of an MRP II system.
Letter grade only (A-F).

412. Production Control (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Scheduling, controlling, and evaluating manufacturing activities at the shop-floor level. Shop order release, dispatching, priority control, queue management, and input/output monitoring using MRP II software. Job sequencing and scheduling, just-in-time production, Kanban control, and optimized-production-technology (OPT).Use of software and simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

413. Managing Quality for Productivity (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300 and recommended IS 310, IS 301.
Relationship between productivity and quality. Examination of the quality-assurance function, statistical quality control, and lot inspection. Relationship between productivity improvement, product quality, and manufacturing strategy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

414. Purchasing Management (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Functions, principles, and tools of purchasing management. Relationship of purchasing to other management functions. Use of MRP II systems to simulate purchasing decisions, monitor performance, and track costs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

421. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Starting a new business. Being an entrepreneur in a free enterprise environment or an entrepreneur in an existing organization. Use of state-of-the-art theory to plan and evaluate business startups. Testing ideas with successful entrepreneurs and creating individual business plans.
Letter grade only (A-F).

425. Business Strategy and Policy (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 310 or 320, MGMT 300, MKTG 300, FIN 300, fulfillment of the GWAR, IS 301.
Integration and application of knowledge theories and techniques derived from the study of business disciplines. Use of the case method and business simulations to formulate business strategies and plans. Written reports required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

426. Management and Information Systems (3)
Prerequisites: IS 300, 301.
Concepts for evaluation and design of decision support systems, management decision models, socio-technical strategies for implementing information system changes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*430. Project Management (3)
Prerequisite: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Selection of project ideas and implementation of projects. Roles of team member and project manager. Project planning and organization. Budgeting, scheduling, monitoring and controlling, including computerized network models and project management software packages. Final project analysis and termination.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*454. Organization Theory (3)
Prerequisite: MGMT 300, IS 301.
Design and adaptation of organizations. Development of tools for analysis and design. Exploration of organizational structure The organization, as a system of authority, a political system, and an information and coordination device. Cases and computer simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

455. Managerial Decision Making Processes (3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 300 and either HRM 360 or 361, IS 301.
Setting objectives, identifying and evaluating alternative courses of action, choosing and implementing the decision, and controlling results. Use of research to explain the influence of task, people, organization, and environment on the decision process. Processes to improve decision making skills.
Letter grade only (A-F).

495. Selected Topics (1-3)
Prerequisites: GPA of 3.0 in Management courses, plus consent of instructor, IS 301.
Topics and issues of critical importance to management. Development of critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes each semester.
May to repeated to 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

497. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor,
Individual projects, research, and study of advanced nature in management.
Letter grade only (A-F)

GRADUATE PREREQUISITE

500. Business Policies, Operations and Organizations (3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing. Recommended preparation: IS 310 or 410.
Theory and philosophies of administrative organizations systems, information systems, management functions, decision making, strategy and policy formulation, operations planning, and control systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

510. Management for Engineers (3)
The transition of the engineer to manager; planning and organizing technical activities; selecting and managing projects, selecting and managing teams, techniques of control and communication.
Not open for credit to MBA students. Letter grade only (A-F).

511. Project Management (3)
Theory and philosophies of project management. Problems involved with assembling an effective team. Control issues, techniques, and tools appropriate for the pre-project proposal stage to program conclusion.
Not open for credit to MBA students. Letter grade only (A-F).

512. Engineering Management Information Systems (3)
Development and management information systems used by middle and higher management of technological and scientific organizations in the control of many facets of their function.
Not open for credit to MBA students. Letter grade only (A-F).

513. Cases in Engineering Management (3)
Application of newly acquired technical skills. Cases from engineering, technical or scientific programs of industrial firms or government agencies. Includes cases from new ventures as well as mature firms in both product and process development.
Not open for credit to MBA students. Letter grade only (A-F).

541. Industrial Logistics (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing, plus MGMT 500 or equivalent.
Systems analysis and synthesis of the general logistics system containing the marketing, production, and transportation activities. Definition of system components of outputs, activities and inputs. Specification and quantification of the major functional relationships interrelating these components.
Letter grade only (A-F).

542. Enterprise Structure and Operation (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing and MGMT 500 or equivalent.
General enterprise system composed of the logistics, money, information, talent and decision sub-systems. Components of each of the sub-systems and their interrelationships in the operation of the total enterprise. Analysis via systems approach of defining outputs, activities and inputs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

543. International Business Policy (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing, plus MGMT 500 or equivalent, 9 hours recommended of 500/600 level courses in the area of international business.
Current theory and principles of international business management pertaining to problems of formulating policy and developing strategies and tactics in the multinational corporation. Case studies, readings, logistic analysis and research report.
Letter grade only (A-F).

645. Seminar in Management Policy and Problems (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing plus MGMT 500 or equivalent.
History of management thought, business organizations, strategies and policies, executive control; managerial problems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

646. Seminar in Managing Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing, plus MGMT 500 or equivalent.
Reasons for trend of mergers and acquisitions. Examination of the m and a process. Coordination and integration across business boundaries, exploiting synergies, strategic vs. operating focus, hierarchical structure of combined companies, learning transfer, and the rationalization of shared activities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

647. Seminar in Management Planning and Control Systems (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing, plus MGMT 500 or equivalent.
Analysis of planning and control systems in management. Use of case studies and problems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Selected Topics (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing.
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing, consent of instructor.
Individual study under the direction of the faculty.
Letter grade only (A-F).

Human Resources Management Courses (HRM)

360. Organizational Behavior (3)
Overview of the dynamics of human behavior in organizations and implications for management. Motivation, personality and attitudes, human perception, groups and teams, norms, power and politics, conflict, learning, communication, job design, organizational culture, organizational change, leadership and cross-cultural issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

361. The Human Resource Function (3)
Overview of human resource functions designed to attract, motivate, develop and retain employees. Planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, placement, appraisal, compensation and benefit administration, training and development, communications, labor management relations and the international environment. Discussion,, cases and student presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*440. Collective Bargaining (3)
Prerequisite: HRM 361, IS 301.
Roles of management, labor and government in structuring work environments. Nature of the process of negotiation and conflict resolution in organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*445. Compensation Administration (3)
Prerequisite: HRM 361, IS 301.
Compensation and benefits management as an integrating human resource management process. Development and administration of equitable compensation and benefit programs. Job analysis and evaluation, pay structures, salary surveys, individual compensation, incentive, systems and benefits administration. Discussion, cases and simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

446. Leadership and Motivation in Organizations (3)
Prerequisite: HRM 360, IS 301.
Determinants of effective leadership and successful methods of motivating employees to achieve organizational goals. Identification of appropriate styles of leadership and methods for developing and applying leadership skills. Case studies, research, and simulation exercises.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*458. Managing Organizational Culture and Cultural Diversity (3)
Prerequisites: HRM 360 or HRM 361, IS 301.
Impact of diversity, culture, and ethnic origin on the work experience. Interaction of language, gender, race, tradition, education, economic structure, and organizational philosophy to create a set of rules for acceptable behaviors in complex organizations. Open dialogue, debate, outside research and group presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

460. Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3)
Prerequisite: Either HRM 360 or HRM 361; IS 301.
Current and emerging issues concerning the management and development of people and organizations. Motivation, leadership, job performance, hiring, compensation, planning, selection, staffing, training, performance appraisal, careers, and quality of work life. Discussion, projects, and outside research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*462. Labor-Management Relations (3)
Prerequisite: IS 301.
Principles and practices influencing labor-management relationships. Development, aims, structure, and functions of labor and employer organizations; collective bargaining process; labor law and governmental intervention; impasse resolution; unions and minorities; employee organizations in government and professional sectors; comparative international systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*463. Organizational Training and Development (3)
Prerequisite: HRM 360 or 361, IS 301.
Review of the field of training and development including learning theory, training needs assessment, design and delivery of training and development programs, evaluation, and program management. Career development and organizational development. Case studies, research, simulation exercises, and student presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*465. Personnel Selection and Appraisal (3)
Prerequisite: HRM 361, IS 301.
Theories and techniques guiding personnel selection and appraisal processes. Determining staffing needs, conducting job analyses, writing job descriptions, developing recruitment strategies, affirmative action plans, and designing resumes. Designing effective appraisal systems and conducting productive performance appraisals. Cases and simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

497. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Chair, and 3.0 GPA or higher in human resources management courses.
Individual projects, study and research of advanced nature in human resources management.
Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

510. Behavioral Science for Engineers (3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing.
Individual, group and organizational structure designs. Interpersonal relationships that are peculiar to managing and directing professionals. Managerial applications of behavior science concepts and research findings.
Not open for credit to MBA students.

652. Seminar in Human Resources Management (3)
Decisions and actions that impact management. Problems of productivity, employee commitment, employee development, employment law, and compensation. Staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, counseling, leadership and motivation, reward systems, participation and delegation, and discipline. Discussion, cases, simulations, and presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

654. Seminar in Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)
Various forms of opposition interactions within organizations. Interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup conflict. Distinguishing between functional and dysfunctional conflict, identifying sources and causes of conflict, and examining alternative styles and methods of conflict management. Discussion, cases, simulations, and presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

655. Seminar in Motivation and Organization Change (3)
Human motivation and organizational change. Traditional and modern theories of work motivation and change. Psychology and management of motivation, organizational change and development. Management skills, policies, and organizational characteristics that facilitate the creation of motivating, flexible organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

657. Seminar in Leadership Skills (3)
Development of leadership abilities. Effectiveness of numerous approaches to leadership from both managerial and psychological viewpoints. Understanding leadership styles and abilities of self and others through assessment. Personality, situational factors, group processes, followership, and implications for leadership training
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: MBA standing, consent of instructor.
Individual study under the direction of the faculty.
Letter grade only (A-F).