MGM Courses

MGM199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

MGM280 - Principles of Management (3 cr.)

This course focuses on organizational and behavioral theories on the macro and micro levels applicable to all organizations: profit and nonprofit, manufacturing and services, and domestic and International. This course introduces students to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling along with managerial skills and tools. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: ENG101, ECO101 or ECO110 or ECO111.

MGM299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

MGM310 - Human Resource Management (3 cr.)

Theories, policies and procedures of human resource management and their practical implications. An overview of human resource functions such as strategic human resource planning, equal employment opportunity, job analysis, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, compensation, training and employee development, employee rights, benefits, health and safety, and management-labor relations. Topics also include global human resource management and diversity management. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: MGM280.

MGM311 - Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)

This course focuses on theories and practices related to the management of human behaviors in organizations, including individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Topics cover perception, learning, motivation, communication, leadership, ethics, careers, groups and interpersonal relationships, and organizational development and change. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: MGM280.

MGM313 - Ethics in Business Management (3 cr.)

Introduces students to ethical issues and dilemmas in business management. Challenges facing management in confronting ethical dilemmas in organizations, operating home and abroad, will be examined and debated. Topics include: the moral philosophy governing managerial decision-making; the debate over profit-maximization and corporate social responsibility; ethical dimensions of diversity and affirmative action; ethical issues in the workplace with an emphasis on sexual harassment, office romance, privacy, health, and safety; downsizing, employee rights, information technology; and career issues related to women in management. This course will also explore ethical issues related to globalization such as child labor; environmental issues, sweatshops; bribery cross-cultural negotiations and conflict resolutions, as well as cross-cultural issues related to ethical differences across nations. (Fall). Liberal arts.

MGM314 - Labor Relations (3 cr.)

Topics in management-employee relations, such as the evolution of the collective bargaining relationship, legislative and regulatory influences on labor-management relations, and procedures for collective bargaining and contract implementation. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: MGM280.

MGM315 - International Business Management (3 cr.)

Problems and policies of business enterprises within the international rather than the domestic context. Managerial decision making processes that characterize the interplay of diverse international environments and functional areas of business. Emphasis on the operations of multinational corporations. Student participation is achieved through case analyses and research on a foreign market. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Prerequisites: MGM280, MKE290.

MGM316 - Multinational Management (3 cr.)

Management of economic enterprises in foreign environments. Anthropological and psychological materials concerning the impact of culture on management functions. Foreign nations are studied through cases and research. (Fall/Spring).Prerequisite: MGM280.

MGM318 - Health Care Management (3 cr.)

This course introduces students to the concepts of total quality management, continuous quality improvement, organizational learning and quality policy management in health care settings. The goal is to give learners a foundation in the concepts of TQM including leadership, information requirements, quality planning, employee involvement, continuous process improvement tools, problem solving techniques and customer/client relationships. Topics to be covered include: building TQ systems--methods and tools; TQM for organizational leverage; hospital accreditation; and TQM and change management horizons--the impact of innovations. (Fall/Spring).

MGM350 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Business (3 cr.)

This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of Operations Research. In particular, the course focuses on mathematical programming and optimization techniques, which develop and use mathematical models to solve complex business problems and support managerial decision making. The course will cover basic deterministic methods of operations research (linear programming, network flows, integer programming, transportation, assignment, and transshipment problems, project management (CPM/PERT), data envelopment analysis (DEA), multicriteria decision models) and their applications to resource allocation problems in business. The emphasis is on mathematical formulation of real world business problems, interpretation of computer solutions, and sensitivity analysis of optimal solutions. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: ECO260, MAT221, MIS275, MGM280.

MGM399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

MGM415 - Organization Theory (3 cr.)

This course covers organizational theories including organization-structure, design and effectiveness, authority and control, power and politics, culture, organizational learning, ethics, managerial decision making, and interaction with external and global environments. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: MGM280.

MGM434 - Gender and Management: Issues and Strategies (3 cr.)

This course covers issues and problems related to male and female advancement in the workplace as they relate to such topics as equitable treatments, barriers to advancement, careers, communication and interpersonal relationships, power and leadership, conflict, and ethics. Development of strategies for the advancement of women in the workplace will be emphasized. (Spring). Prerequisites: MGM280, MGM310.

MGM444 - Selected Topics in Management (1 to 4 cr.)

Selected management topics of particular current interest. The course may explore an area taken from another management course in greater detail and depth, or it may concentrate on an area of management not generally covered by existing courses. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Prerequisites: varies with topic.

MGM445 - Principles of Operations Management (3 cr.)

This course is an introduction to the design, management and control of manufacturing and service operations, which transform inputs into goods and services. The course presents a view of the primary activities of the operations function in organizations. Students will examine the major operations management decisions and the basic tradeoffs associated with them. They will also learn to identify and quantify operating characteristics of different manufacturing and service systems and apply a variety of techniques and quantitative methods used by operations managers to optimize the performance of their operations. Topics include product and service design, capacity planning, process selection and design, facility location and layout, supply chain management, forecasting, operations planning and control, inventory management and MRP, quality management, statistical process control, process analysis and improvement. (Spring). Prerequisite: ACC202, MIS275 or MGM275, ECO260, MGM280.

MGM490 - Strategic Management (3 cr.)

This course covers business unit and corporate strategies in organizations. Topics include internal and external environment, industry attractiveness, strategic planning processes, competitive forces, competitive advantages, strategy formulation and implementation, and portfolio analysis. Covers both domestic and international organizations, and integrates various functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics and other related disciplines such as professional writing (for example business case analysis). (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: MGM280, MIS275, MKE290, FIN355, BUS388, BUS489 (may be taken concurrently), and last semester senior standing.

MGM499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject


  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST


  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS


  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI


  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP


  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX


  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER


  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF


  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA


  • Journalism = JOU


  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN


  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS


  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI


  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY


  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS


  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK


  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR