Human Resource Management
- An introduction to topics such as human resource planning, equal
employment opportunity, selection, training and development,
performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health,
and employee and labor relations. The impact of laws and of
societal and business trends on human resource functions is also
presented. Each manager’s role in dealing with human resources is
- An exploration of the discipline of compensation management.
The processes of job analysis and job evaluation are discussed as
methods to determine internal pay equity. Market wage surveys
are presented as a means to ensure external equity. Wage scale
development and various employee benefit options are discussed.
Other topics include wage and benefit-related laws, performance
appraisal, and motivation theories. P: BUSADMIN 5030 or consent of instructor.
Legal Environment of Business
- This is a study of the legal and ethical environment of business and its effects on business decisions. The course includes the substantive areas of contract law, tort, criminal law, government regulation, employment law, consumer protection, antitrust, environmental law, and securities law. We will also examine the ethical implications of legal disputes in business.
Management, Gender and Race
- (Offered under BUSADMIN 5340 and WOMSTD 5340) This course reviews the changing nature of management and
explains why gender and race/ethnicity have become important
considerations in business. It examines the status of women and
people of color in managerial or administrative positions and
discusses socialization processes, stereotypes, equal employment
opportunity laws, illegal harassment, and power in organizations.
Networking, mentoring, work/life balance, and career planning
also are addressed.
Employee Training and Development
- Employee Training and Development is an upper-division course that examines the principles and practices of these two critical processes in a variety of organizational settings. The course presents a comprehensive overview of training and development topics. Throughout the course students acquire and then demonstrate a knowledge base in each of these areas. At the end of the course, students are prepared to conduct efficient and effective training and development programs within the Human Resource department of an organization.
- Organization, in and of themselves, do not behave, the people within them do. This course will give students a comprehensive view of organizational theory and behavior by studying individual and group behaviors and how these interrelate with the organization's structure, systems, and goals.
- Provides an understanding of the tools, language, and techniques used in the field of Quality Management (QM). The history of the quality movement, major tenets of the field, theorists and their philosophies, and the use of basic tools of Quality Management will all be covered in this course. The course focus will be project-based in a team environment.
- An introduction to the finance function and financial management of the firm, including techniques of financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, the acquisition and management of corporate capital, and dividend policy. Analysis of how the financial manager influences the decision-making process within the firm. P: One year undergraduate accounting or graduate equivalent or consent of instructor or department chair.
International Financial Management
- Global financial markets emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s. This course explores these new markets with an emphasis on the basics and from the perspective of the financial manager. Four basic topic areas to be covered are foundations of international financial management, world financial markets and institutions, financial management of the multinational firm, and managing the foreign exchange exposure of the firm. P: BUSADMIN 3620 (5620) or equivalent, or permission of the department chair.
- A conceptual focus on the breadth of the international marketing management area (i.e., problems, strategies and techniques), plus a survey background in such environmental factors as legal, cultural, economic, financial, and regional characteristics. The purpose is to prepare students and practicing business managers for successful operations in the world marketing environment of developing, industrial, and/or technological nations. P: A marketing course or consent of instructor.
- Consumer behavior reaches for a better understanding of the consumer buying process. It begins with an examination of basic, standard steps that consumers take while making a purchasing decision and moves into consumer motives based on various consumer cohorts. The marketing student after having studied consumer behavior will have a stronger appreciation for the basis of consumer needs and will be better prepared to serve them. P: Introductory marketing course or consent of instructor or department chair.
Supply Chain Management
- This course focuses on the principles and concepts of Supply Chain Management, as well as a review of the role of Supply Chain Management functions within an organization. Analytical and evaluative skills are developed through critical examination of theories, models, tools and techniques employed. Topics covered include Strategic Sourcing, Forecasting and Collaborative Planning, Inventory Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Service Response Logistics. P: ECON 2410 or MATH 1830 or MATH 4030 or consent of instructor
- This course focuses on the managerial, administrative, strategic
and tactical aspects of the purchasing function. Emphasis will be
placed on the pertinent issues in purchasing management for both
goods and services business sectors. The course will explore the
managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required
to effectively manage the purchasing function within the context
of an integrated supply chain. P: BSAD 4100 or consent of instructor.
Employee Recruitment and Selection
- This course provides students with an understanding of these two critical processes in a variety of organizational settings. Throughout the course, students acquire and then demonstrate a knowledge of base in each of these areas by completing various projects. At the end of the course, students are prepared to conduct efficient and effective recruiting and selection programs within the human resources department of organizations. P: BUSADMIN 5030 or consent of instructor or department chair.
- Gives an overview of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary labor laws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances. P: BUSADMIN 5030 or consent of instructor or department chair.
- The determination of market policy; marketing administration and application of principles pertaining to management of marketing resources. P: Two marketing courses or consent of the instructor or department chair.
- Supervised readings in specialized areas. P: Approval of the department chairperson. Appropriate forms must be filled out by students with approval of the instructor and the department chairperson.
- Specific contemporary or other business-related issues will be explored in depth. Topics vary.