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Students in the Driehaus College of Business who minor in Management will learn problem-solving approaches and techniques that are necessary when working within an organization or business to achieve its goals. Students may focus on management in a specific industry to complement their major.

Declaration Requirements

To declare a minor in Management, a Driehaus student must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
  • A minimum Management grade point average of 2.000
  • No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Management (MGT) course

Course Requirements

In addition to BLW 201, MGT 300, MGT 301, and ICS 394 or ICS 395, a Driehaus student minoring in Management is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 12.0 hours:

Degree Conferral Requirements

All Management (MGT), Business Law (BLW), Interdisciplinary Commerce Studies (ICS) courses, and any other courses used toward the Management minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

MGT 302

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

This course focuses on the nature and consequences of human behavior in organizations. The prediction, explanation and management of individual and group behavior in the organization is dependent upon an understanding of the concepts of organizational behavior. Classroom experiences will focus on both understanding and practicing these concepts. Topics cover both the individual level - e.g. perception, attitudes, motivation - and the group level - e.g. leadership, group dynamics, communication, power and politics, and decision making.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 307

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Concepts, theories, principles and techniques of personnel administration. Job analysis, employment law, recruitment, selection, training and development, employee motivation and performance appraisal, compensation, employee benefit programs, grievances, and labor relations.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

MGT 322

THE MANAGEMENT & MEASUREMENT OF QUALITY

The theory and application of the concepts, principles and tools of modern quality control and management in manufacturing and service organizations. Specific topic areas include product design, process control, vendor selection and certification, quality information systems, quality costs, customer contact, and TQM philosophies and techniques.
Prerequisites:
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 315

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Management science involves the use of quantitative models to support decisions faced by managers. Topics include model formulation, linear, non-linear and integer programming, transportation, transshipment and assignment formulations, network flow, decision analysis, and multicriteria decision making. Spreadsheet and other software packages will be used to model, solve, and analyze these problems.
Prerequisites:
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 320

TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

A study of the training and management development practices of organizations. Emphasis is placed on the identification of training needs, program design, choice of training methods and the evaluation of results. The practices and legislation affecting promotion of employees are also discussed.
Prerequisites:
MGT 307 or (declared HSP Leadership specialization and HSP 382) is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 323

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Analysis of the purchasing function, including sourcing, buying methods, vendor analysis, and contract execution. Organization and management of the supply chain with emphasis on intra and inter-company relationships, especially with logistics and general management.
Prerequisites:
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 325

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT

This course discusses and analyzes the concept of sustainability within a business and management setting. It will analyze the complex relationship between business and the environment and it will explore the nature of business in today's global context where addressing environmental and social issues is becoming increasingly important. Furthermore, it aims to discuss how the talents of business might be used to solve world's environmental and social problems. Rather than focusing on a 'doom and gloom' approach, the course aims to emphasize the solutions towards a sustainable economy.

MGT 330

RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION

An examination of the recruiting and selection process used by organizations in the public and private sectors. A select group of tests will be discussed and used by the student for familiarization. EEO, Affirmative Action, and other legislation affecting recruiting and selection of employees will be discussed.
Prerequisites:
MGT 307 or (declared HSP Leadership specialization and HSP 382) is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 335

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The course has two major goals. The first is to learn how to design a pay system that is efficient, legally compliant, and fair/ethical. This is done through such topics as pay strategy, job descriptions, job evaluation, pay surveys, pay structures, pay increases, and legal compliance. The second goal is to learn how to design a benefits plan that supports company objectives and values. This is done through such topics as legal compliance, retirement plans, health insurance plans, social security, workers' compensation, and work-life benefits.
Prerequisites:
MGT 307 or (declared HSP Leadership specialization and HSP 382) is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 340

LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS: LESSONS FOR COACHING IN THE WORKPLACE

A framework of leadership and coaching is utilized to critically examine the effectiveness of several sports' coaches and their leadership/coaching styles, as they motivate players to achieve their maximum level of performance. Lessons from leading sports' coaches are then applied to the workplace, where managers motivate employees to perform to their potential. The course also highlights the importance of unique situations in both the sports and workplace arenas. Major topics to be covered include roles of coaches and players, skills of coaching, coaching teams, and "flow" in sports and organizations.

MGT 345

SERVICE SECTOR MANAGEMENT

The intangible nature of services creates special challenges for the management of service organizations. These challenges are considered through examples drawn from various service industries - e.g., banking, transportation, hotel/restaurant, and retail - and from internal service functions such as personnel, information processing and production planning. Discussion, exercises, and assignments focus on the nature of service operations, decisions faced in the management of services and tools available to facilitate effective and efficient service delivery. Topics covered include: the service economy, service concept, design of service delivery systems, staffing delivery systems, capacity management, quality control, and service strategy. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 301.
Prerequisites:
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 354

GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Concepts, theories, principles and techniques for effectively managing a workforce globally. The focus is on effective strategies relating to human resource strategy, staffing, development, performance management, remuneration management, legal/regulatory compliance and employee/labor relations in geographically dispersed and culturally diverse organizations. The purpose of the course is to help students understand the issues related to effectively managing a workforce in a global organization and how human resource strategies and programs can enable the workforce to contribute to organizational success.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 355

NEGOTIATIONS

This course relies upon experiential learning to enhance students' ability to get what they want through the negotiation process. It is a 'skill building' course designed to help each student become more persuasive --- both personally and professionally. The course makes use of lecture, class discussion, various 'street negotiation' assignments, and a major bargaining exercise. It enables students to compete effectively in future negotiations.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 356

SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Students will examine the major issues facing sport managers in a variety of sport organization settings. Through the lens of organizational theory and behavior, areas explored include professional, Olympic, collegiate, and youth sport. Other areas of focus will include sponsorship, technology, legal issues, and emerging issues through course projects and case studies. Students will be exposed to various disciplines/careers through guest lecturers in the sports industry and/or on-site experiences.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 357

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This course is designed to develop students' knowledge and the skills needed to face the challenges of globalization. It provides participants with the global perspective required to expand their intercultural communication competencies and conduct business internationally. The subjects scheduled are diversified in nature and scope. They cover many fields of knowledge such as the multi-national company's environment, culture, strategy and organization as well as the role of managers in today's global business. The course topics and assignments are intended to enrich participants' professional and personal lives.

MGT 360

LEADERSHIP

Leadership is a social influence process, the success of which is dependent upon certain skills (e.g. communication, conflict resolution) and situational factors (e.g. task characteristics, organizational structure). This course applies traditional and contemporary leadership theory to the development of individual leadership skills. Classroom experiences focus on understanding and practicing skills associated with effective leadership.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 361

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Techniques of organizational design and development with emphasis on the methods of planned and controlled change of the organization to insure its survival in a changing external environment. The interdependent elements of people, structure, tasks and technology will be examined and related to changes in problem-solving and renewal processes of personnel in the organization. Various phases of the OD process including changes in employees' attitudes, resistance to change, survey feedback, team building, sensitivity training, Quality of Work Life, and intervention techniques will be explored.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 370

BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT

A business plan is an important strategic tool required to help establish the direction of an enterprise and attract capital required to run the business. It incorporates and integrates the functional areas of business and puts into practice many of the concepts and theories acquired in other classes. It describes the overall business venture, the product or service, the customers, the competition, the marketing, the legal structure, the operations, the human resources plan, the break-even analysis, the financing and all those things that are required to run a business. It helps to identify many unanticipated factors and reality-tests critical assumptions, thereby creating a roadmap for a successful enterprise. Students are encouraged to identify a business opportunity and develop their own business plan.
Prerequisites:
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 373

CREATIVITY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This course will provide an overview of the opportunity recognition and evaluation process by examining how people, the industry, and the social environment interact to identify, create and shape entrepreneurial opportunities. The focus of this course is on creativity and innovation within an entrepreneurial context. Students learn creative tools and applications to assist in designing new business ideas and ventures.
Prerequisites:
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 393

INTERNSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PROGRAM

Students encounter real work experience improving linkages between classroom efforts and the business world.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

MGT 398

SPECIAL TOPICS

Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in management. Subject matter and prerequisites will be indicated in class schedule.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

MGT 399

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Available to students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent work in management.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

BLW 202

COMMERCIAL PAPER AND SALES

History of negotiable instruments and sales law from the days of the Law Merchant through Articles II and III of the Uniform Commercial Code; discussions of promissory notes, drafts, sales, bulk sales, and recent trends.
Prerequisites:
BLW 201 is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 203

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Types of business organizations; emphasis on Partnership and Corporation. Relations of parties to one another, and to third parties; comparisons between the two types and mechanics of forming and operating each.
Prerequisites:
BLW 201 is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 398

SPECIAL TOPICS

Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in legal studies. Subject matter and prerequisites will be indicated in class schedule.
Prerequisites:
BLW 201 is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 399

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent Study. Available to students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent work in business law.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

ICS 350

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR

This foreign study course is meant to introduce the student to the world of international life and business as it is today. The course provides students the opportunity to visit and study foreign commercial enterprises on-site as they exist today. Additional emphasis is placed on the understanding overseas cultures, self-reference criteria, and the fact that people around the world can maintain/develop hopes and dreams within their own lifestyle even though it may differ from others. Most courses in this group will count for liberal studies credit as an experiential learning course. See the Director of the Driehaus Center for International Business or the College of Commerce undergraduate office for additional information. Registration with the Driehaus Center is required. International Business Seminars may not be taken Pass/Fail.