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MGMT 354 : Starting a Small Business

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; open to business and non-business major.
Description: The process of starting and managing a successful small business. Students participate in a team project which takes them through an actual startup. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 405 : Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; restricted to Business, Dietetics, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Design and Industry, Gerontology, Hospitality Tourism Management, and Recreation, Parks, and Tourism majors.
Description: Management and organizational behavior within domestic and international organizations. Functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling; managerial process of decision-making and communication; individual motivation and group dynamics within the organizational setting.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 407 : Economics for Managers

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; grade of C- or better in DS 110/MATH 110, ECON 101, and ECON 102 [formerly ECON 100].
Description: Macroeconomic and microeconomic environments within which business organizations operate. Applications of economic theory to business operations and management decisions on a local, national and multinational basis.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

MGMT 430 : Introduction to Entrepreneurship I

Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship major or minor or consent of instructor.
Description: The entrepreneurial process and the different kinds of entrepreneurial outcomes. Opportunity identification through analysis of industry niches. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3

MGMT 431 : Introduction to Entrepreneurship II

Prerequisites: MGMT 430 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Skills needed in order to turn an opportunity into reality by gaining access to resouces rather than ownership. Effective networking, outsourcing and strategic alliances. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

MGMT 432 : Entrepreneurial Approach to Resources

Prerequisites: MGMT 431 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Types of entrepreneurial entry strategies; factors influencing the selection of an appropriate strategy and the translation of that strategy into effective tactics.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2010

MGMT 433 : Building the Entrepreneurial Venture

Prerequisites: MGMT 432 with grade of C- or better. Concurrent enrollment with MGMT 437.
Description: How entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses can keep their businesses alive and vital as they grow sales and expand to new markets. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2011

MGMT 435 : International Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to entrepreneurship in international contexts and its role in economic development. Will help students understand how entrepreneurs in different cultures and economic systems create, find and use resources to build growth oriented ventures. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Business, Tourism, and Technology in a Global Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

MGMT 437 : Entrepreneurial Internship

Prerequisites: Upper division status; open to business and non-business majors.
Description: Examination of how entrepreneurial principles play out in real world. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

MGMT 535 : Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: MGMT 430. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 6 units as topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

MGMT 535 : Social Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Development of business skills to create innovative approaches to societal problems. Examination of local and international ventures that have dual missions of social impact and financial sustainability. Emphasis on opportunity assessment, business models, strategy and social impact. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MGMT 567 : Internship in Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better, consent of instructor, department chair, and business internship.
Description: Experience in a business field. Individual conferences with instructor. Major report required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 605 : Seminar in Developing Management Skills

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with grade of C or better. Enrollment priority for Management majors.
Description: Foundational course focusing on critical thinking and personal skills development in the essential areas of self-awareness/self-management, interpersonal skills, team and organizational management. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 610 : Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Policies and practices in human resource management. Department functions including law, planning, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, information systems, and current issues. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 618 : International Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better, MGMT 405 and 610, or consent of instructor.
Description: International aspects of human resources. Legal requirements, cultural issues, and the management practices and systems critical for success. Students may not take the course a second time under an alternate prefix. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) This course is offered as MGMT 618 and IBUS 618. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

MGMT 640 : Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Prerequisites: MGMT 405. Enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: In-depth exploration of how gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability and size impact employee experiences and management's challenges and opportunities for developing the talents of diverse workers. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MGMT 648 : Seminar in Leadership and Influence Skills

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with grade of C or better. Enrollment priority for Manamgent majors.
Description: Focus on developing the necessary skills to effectively lead and influence others; systematic approach to understanding and applying leadership practices and influence technqiues within organizations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 650 : Creativity and Innovation

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Enrollment priority for Management majors.
Description: Building innovative skills by breaking out of limiting patterns; integrating intuitive, rational, associative, sensory, motivational, and emotional intelligences; managing innovation through negotiating, collaborating, creating future scenarios. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 655 : Seminar in Emerging Issues in Management

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with a grade of C- or better. Enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated as topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

MGMT 655 : Business Innovation to Meet Emerging Needs

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, MGMT 405, or consent of instructor. Enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: Business opportunities emerging at the intersection of business and society's emerging needs. Knowledge and practical skills to address needs not met effectively by current business practices. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

MGMT 655 : Leading Edge Practices in Corporate Citizenship

Prerequisites: BUS 360, BUS 682 (BUS 682 may be concurrent with consent of instructor). Enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: Seminar on the rapidly changing relationship between business and society. Emerging practices that companies are adopting to become more actively and constructively engaged as corporate citizens.
Units: 3

MGMT 655 : Managers in Today's economy

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Exploration of current economic trends and issues that impact business managers and their organizations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 655 : Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; MGMT 405; management major and minor only.
Description: Management and organization of entrepreneurial firms, and strategies to cope with them. Dynamics of new and emerging business sectors, and the types of decisions and actions that help entrepreneurial firms successful implement innovative ideas. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

MGMT 655 : Perspectives on Mergers and Acquisitions

Prerequisites: MGMT 605 or consent of instructor.
Description: Human, cultural and organizational aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the role managers or supervisors may play during these events. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MGMT 655 : Sustainability and Innovation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: Challenges of creating a more sustainable society and the emerging opportunities for business to become an innovative force in addressing those problems. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MGMT 655 : The Game of Business

Prerequisites: Enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: Team-based online simulation exploring the integrative and interdependent nature of business. Student teams collaborate to make decisions regarding simulated management, marketing, production and finance actions and expenditures. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

MGMT 656 : Seminar in Managing Teams

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with a grade of C or better; enrollment priority for management majors.
Description: Design, facilitate, and manage teams. Focus on skills related to team effectiveness. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

MGMT 659 : Introduction to International Business Negotiation

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 and MGMT 405 with C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with IBUS 659. For course description, see IBUS 659. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 670 : Seminar in Organization Design and Change

Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in MGMT 605, MGMT 648, and one elective (from elective list); or MGMT 605 and two electives from elective list. (Electives: MGMT 567, MGMT 610, MGMT 650, MGMT 655, MGMT 656, or MGMT 659)
Description: Culminating experience for management majors building on knowledge and skills from previous management courses. Emphasizes applied organization theory, strategies and techniques that organizations can use to assess and respond to global competitive demands, and the process of implementing organizational change. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.
Description: Intensive problem analysis under the direction of a management faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

MGMT 831 : Overview of the Entrepreneurial Process

Prerequisites: BUS 781, BUS 782, BUS 784, BUS 788.
Description: The entrepreneurial approach to business decision-making. Stages in the process. Types of entrepreneurial outcomes, including new venture creation. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

MGMT 835 : Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: MGMT 831. Topics to be specified in the Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

MGMT 842 : Seminar in Organization Design and Change

Prerequisites: BUS 788. Enrollment priority for graduate students in business, and computing and business.
Description: Complex organizations: analyzing interrelationships among structure, strategy, systems, people, and management style. Concepts, practices, and problems related to organization effectiveness impacted by changing domestic and international environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 848 : Seminar in Leadership Patterns and Opportunities

Prerequisites: 700-level courses.
Description: Analysis of leadership patterns and opportunities in increasingly complex organizational environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 855 : Seminar in Emerging Issues in Management

Prerequisites: BUS 788. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

MGMT 855 : Business, Energy, and Climate Change

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; BUS 784; or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration, analysis, and evaluation of business and related organizational challenges, opportunities, strategies, and technologies of global energy phenomena, including energy production, distribution, consumption, and efficiency. Focus on business-related global climate crises, issues, and solutions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MGMT 855 : Ethics in Decision Making

Prerequisites: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Focus on ethical dilemmas managers may encounter during their careers. Students explore the manager's environment as well as the resources and skills necessary to make decisions with integrity. Research in an area specific to students' careers. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2011

MGMT 856 : Managing the Sustainable Business

Prerequisites: BUS 784.
Description: Skills and perspectives required to manage and operate a sustainable business. Focus on the tools necessary to perform each business function (such as marketing, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing, HR, R&D, information systems, finance, accounting) taking environmental and social implications into account. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MGMT 858 : Sustainability and Business Opportunity

Prerequisites: BUS 784.
Description: Focus on business innovation to meet society's emerging needs. Practical knowledge and experience in understanding needs not met effectively by current business practices and in developing innovative business strategies to address them. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 863 : Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Cross listed with CFS 863. For course description, see CFS 863. May not be repeated under alternate prefix. AB/NC grading only. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MGMT 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a management faculty member. Open only to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3
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