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Course Descriptions

LDR 402 Applications of Leadership 3-6(Spec)

Designed to apply a variety of leadership theories and practices within a supervised organizational setting through an internship involving work, volun- teer/community service, or project management. Prerequisites: LDR 200; COM 461; PHL 118 OR PHL 218 OR PHL 318; Junior or Senior standing; a signed Leadership minor; prior written approval by the Leadership Minor advisor.

LMT - Library, Media, and Technology

LMT 580 Literature for Young Adults 3(3-0)

Literature and library materials of secondary school students. Explorations of genres related to reading interests and needs of adolescents and young adults. Identical to ENG 580. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Junior, senior, or graduate status.

LMT 590 Media for Children 3(3-0)

Surveys curricular and recreational print and non-print materials for elemen- tary school children. Identifies developmental needs, interests and abilities as well as methods of promoting the use of a wide variety of media materials for children and teachers.

MBA - Master of Business Administration

MBA 609 Information Systems Management 2(2-0)

Examination of issues involved in managing and deploying information sys- tems in organizations with an emphasis on technologies and human factors that support competitive strategies. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: knowledge of advanced business applications in spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics software, admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director.

MBA 619 Accounting Information for Managers 2(2-0)

Investigates the central role accounting systems play in managerial evaluation, control, and planning. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. Recommended: MBA 504, MBA 510, and BUS 600.

MBA 629 Managing Behavioral Change 2(2-0)

Astudy of organization culture and behavior which emphasizes the importance of and need for influencing individual and small group behavior in contemporary organizational settings.This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. Recommended: MBA 508.

MBA 639 Quantitative Applications for Managers 2(2-0)

The application of quantitative methods to managerial decisions.Applications include optimization, modeling, and simulation, and focus on using the computer to support decision making. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. Recommended: MBA 504, BUS 600, and knowledge of advanced business applications in spreadsheet software.

MBA 649 Marketing Management 2(2-0)

Dynamic nature and managerial aspects of marketing. Formulation of analytical decisions concerning marketing strategy. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. Recommended: MBA 503 and MBA 507.

MBA 659 Managing in a Global Economy 2(2-0)

Covers challenges of globalization of product- and factor-markets, managing subsidiaries and influencing affiliates in diverse cultures, in industrialized and emerging economics. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. Recommended: MBA 508.

MBA 669 Financial Decision-Making 2(2-0)

This course provides a framework for the analysis of the investment and financing decisions of the firm and an understanding of how to apply finance theory to practical situations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: MBA 504, MBA 510, and BUS 600. Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director.

MBA 679 Economic Analysis for Managers 2(2-0)

Application of economics and statistics to business decisions. Integration of theory with issues from Business Week and The Wall Street Journal. Develop- ment of business regression models. Recommended: ECO 600 and BUS 600. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MBA 689 Strategic Management 2(2-0)

Focuses on developing competitive business strategies through a process of analyzing environments, establishing and implementing strategies, and evaluat- ing results. Prerequisites: completion of 14 hours of MBA program including the following courses: MBA 619, MBA 649, MBA 659, and MBA 669. Admission to the MBA program or permission of the MBA director. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MBA 699 The MBA Project 4(4-0)

The capstone experience where skills and competencies are applied to actual business problems. Students develop cross-functional business solutions with the guidance of a faculty committee. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: completion of 20 hours of the MBA program, including at least seven MBA-designated core courses at the 600-level.Admission to the MBAprogram or permission of the MBA director. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MET - Meteorology

MET 240 Meteorology 3(2-2)

Normally the first course for students majoring in Meteorology. Quantitative treatment of the atmosphere. Credit cannot be earned in both MET 201 and 240. Satisfies Group II laboratory requirement. Recommended: Two years of high school algebra or MTH 107. (Group II-B)

MGT - Management

MGT 310 Small Business Management 3(3-0)

The course covers concepts, processes, and techniques for starting and managing a small business. It focuses on management processes that are unique to small businesses. Will not count for credit on College of Business Administration majors. Prerequisites: 56 semester hours completed.

MGT 312 Introduction to Management 3(3-0)

Introduction to the concepts, techniques, and processes of management as they pertain to business and other organizations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: 56 semester hours completed.

MGT 320 Human Resource Management 3(3-0)

Examines process for providing and maintaining productive human resources in an organization. Includes recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations, and health and safety. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.

MGT 333 Purchasing Management 3(3-0)

Introduction to concepts, models, and techniques in Purchasing Management, with special emphases on vendor management, materials management, and purchasing strategy. Prerequisites: 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MGT 340 Production/Operations Management 3(3-0)

An introduction to production and operations management concepts, tools and techniques as applied in service and manufacturing organizations. Prereq- uisites: 56 semester hours completed. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MGT 348 Dynamics of Organizational Behavior 3(3-0)

Integrative theory of organizational behavior. Human motivation influenced by leadership, the organization itself, and its social environment. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.

MGT 355 Communications: Managerial Applications 3(3-0)

An applications-oriented class exposing students to many of the common com- munication-related situations they will soon face as managers. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT312; 348 is recommended; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.

MGT 357 Women in Management 3(3-0)

Opportunities, challenges, and problems of women in pursuing a career in management. Considers changing roles, legal aspects, differences and effect on male-female relationships. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.

MGT 365 International Business 3(3-0)

Environment and operations of multinational business. Public policy issues and their influence on internal management. Prerequisites: 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

MGT 445 Compensation Administration 3(3-0)

Theory, procedures, and methodology for developing and administering com- pensation systems. Covers job evaluation methods, wage and salary structure development, incentive pay systems, and benefits administration. Prerequisites: MGT 258 or MGT 312, MGT 320; 56 semester hours completed; admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.

MGT 446 Industrial Relations 3(3-0)

Relationships between organized labor and management analyzed in the light of contemporary conditions. Recommend MGT 258 or MGT 312 prior to enrollment. Prerequisites: 56 semester hours completed; admission to Profes- sional Business Studies or listed on signed major or minor.

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