Applied Management Course Description

Business Core

EC 201 – Macroeconomics

An introduction to the scope and method of economics with emphasis on the structure and operation of the United States economy: scarcity and resource allocation, the price system, national income and related problems, the role of government in the economic sphere, and theories of economic growth.

LA 200 - Contracts, Agency, Partnerships, Corporations

A study of the legal aspects involved in the making of contracts and the enforcement thereof, both under the general law and under the Uniform Commercial Code.  Also covers the legal aspects of the relationships of principal and agent and of the responsibilities resulting therefrom; and of the legal aspects involved in the formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships and of corporations.

MG 200 - Administrative Management

This introductory course provides a global view of management.  Comprehensive understanding is gained through a concentrated focus on the management functions and activities. Also covered are the implications, applications, and integration of management concepts with the objectives and policies of a business in a dynamic environment from a global perspective through analyzing and creating innovative solutions for business cases, situations, and problems.  Significant computer interaction and use of the Internet is incorporated throughout the course's learning and application activities.

MS 182 – Introduction to Information Systems

Major microcomputer software applications emphasizing spreadsheets, database management and presentation software are studied.  Students learn the methodology of the development and design of templates for a business environment.  Techniques for using software are learned and applied to the solution of business information problems.  Students also access the Internet for supplemental data to assist in creating contemporary and resourceful projects.  This course uses Office 2007/2010. 

Applied Management Core

MG 210 - Entrepreneurship

This is a survey course which provides an overview of managerial decision making in the small business environment. Topics covered include the nature of entrepreneurship, ownership opportunities, elements of a business plan, marketing and managing the small business, and current ethical and legal considerations.

MG 265 – Talent Management

This course will provide students with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, responsibilities, roles, activities, and attitudes required of present day managers. Through the text, discussion, research and case studies, the student will reinforce their understanding of supervisory concepts including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Covered in this course is managerial decision making relating to the following areas: establishing goals, designing and implementing controls, problem solving, staffing effective departments, appraising employee performance, motivating employees, developing effective leadership and communication skills, conflict resolution and employee discipline. The material covered is relevant to the student regardless of personal career objectives or corporate level of functioning.

MG 285 – Principles of Management and Leadership

The primary focus of this course is on effective managerial leadership and decision making. Theories o leadership will be examined and critiqued. Case analysis and experiential analysis will provide opportunity to apply theory to managerial situations.

MG 290 - Labor Relations Management

Examines the underlying elements in a unionized and a non- unionized organization. The course will address the NLRA, accompanying regulations, and legal precedents which provide the framework for the organized labor movement. Included will be the process of union organizing, elections, collective bargaining, managing with a union contract, and conflict resolution through the grievance process and arbitration. Also covered will be the role of the manager in a non-union environment as compared to managers in an organized company. The development of a problem-solving process for employees, the role of benefits and compensation, as well as the training of managers in the positive management of employee relations will be reviewed.

MG 310 - Project Management

This case analysis course emphasizes the efficient allocation of resources in business. Topics covered in the course include analysis of cost versus benefit, project planning using the available resources, and employee management and control.

MG 351 - Training and Development  

In the current business environment of tremendous change and stress on quality performance, successful organizations must be capable of developing qualified employees and management staff. In order to accomplish these goals, it is essential that employers understand the process of training and development. The specific elements addressed in that process include determining training needs, understanding and developing effective, appropriate training and development methodology, validating those designed methods, and implementing and accurately evaluating the effectiveness of the chosen processes. The understanding of how people learn, the legal considerations of training, and use of computerized technology are also included in the course.

MG 352 - Compensation and Benefits

A study of the process of determining fair, equitable, and legal compensation of employees for their performance and commitment. The process includes job evaluation for determining the worth of jobs and then developing an equitable, competitive direct compensation system that may include consideration of merit, skills development, and motivational aspects such as profit sharing. The course also incorporates the study of indirect compensation programs such as health care and retirement benefits and the various laws that affect compensation and benefits.

MG 370 - Organizational Behavior

Provides the framework for understanding the behavior of individuals functioning within an organization and the design and operation of effective and innovative organizations. The various topics addressed include the study of individual behavioral processes, interpersonal and group interaction, the design and functioning of innovative organizational structures, systems and processes, and creative and innovative change processes.

MG 380 – Assessing Your Leadership Capability

This course focuses on enhancing students’ individual awareness, reflection, and effectiveness as leaders. Through a focus on self assessment, participants will learn to appreciate the differences between themselves and others and deepen their understanding of what motivates people in the working environment. In this program orientation, students will be introduced to the methodologies and processes that are essential aspects of leadership: competency development and planning, action learning, and mentoring. In addition, students will be assessed on their leadership capabilities and use these outcomes to determine their focus for development.

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