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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Management and Human Resources Management

Courses - MGMT Upper Division

300. Principles of Management and Operations (3)

Recommended: IS 310.
Principles and theories of management, organization theory, planning and control techniques. Management of the overall organization and the production/operation 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Case studies and research projects.

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; Recommended: IS 301, 310.
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).

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, 320 or 202; MGMT 300, MKTG 300, FIN 300 and 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)

Prerequisite: IS 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, IS 301; HRM 360 or 361.
Incorporates both quantitative and psychological aspects of decision making for management problems. Includes topics such as decision making with multiple objectives, decision tree, risk management, game theory, utility theory, prospect theory, simulation, and responses to performance feedback.
Letter grade only (A-F).

495. Selected Topics in Management (1‑3)

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

497. Directed Studies (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor,
Individual projects, research, and study of advanced nature in management.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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