The Operations Management concentration prepares students in a variety of operational areas including quality management, supply chain management, purchasing management, Enterprise Resource Planning, scheduling and forecasting. If a student chooses to pursue this concentration, three courses totaling at least 12.0 hours must be taken.

Course Requirements

Second Concentration

While a student may complete more than one Management concentration, at least 50% of the courses used for the completion of a second concentration must be unique to the completion of that concentration.

Experiential Learning

Sharing of MGT 393 between Experiential Learning and major requirements may be possible; consult with academic advisor.

Graduation Requirements

All Management (MGT) courses and any other courses used toward the Management major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

MGT 360


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300.
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 370


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300 and MGT 301
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 373


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 399


Available to students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent work in management. PREREQUISITE(S):Written permission of supervising faculty member, chair, and director of undergraduate programs is required prior to registration.
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

MKT 352


An introduction to the various types of new products and services, and to the new product management process used by many firms to increase the likelihood of success while minimizing financial risk. Students will learn about new product conceptualization, development, and launch stages of the process, and be introduced to some of the tools and techniques employed in each. PREREQUISITE(S): MKT 202 & MKT 301
(MKT 202 or FIN 202 or MGT 202) and MKT 301 are a prerequisite for this class.

MKT 377


In the current business environment, companies are focusing their efforts on recruiting well-trained and refined sales professionals who generate substantial revenue. This course is designed to expose students to the energy, decorum, techniques and methods of superior selling sought after in today's business environment. Coursework will examine networking techniques and ways in which to identify high-potential opportunities. Application of techniques is crucial to learning this material; therefore students will be given the opportunity to implement learned techniques via real-world selling activity.

ICS 394


This course is an overview of strategic management applied to entrepreneurial enterprises. General business management problems integrating marketing, accounting, finance and management functions are analyzed from the perspective of the CEO or entrepreneur concerned with start-up and planning of a new venture. The case method is used in this course and real "live" cases may be analyzed. The entrepreneurial process is investigated, including entrepreneurial characteristics, trends in the small business sector of the global economy, start-up and growth strategies and nurturing creativity in organizations. Focus is placed on either a consulting project with a small business or community organization, which may require time outside of class for the project, or on case studies. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300, MKT 310, either FIN 290 or FIN 310 and Senior standing
(FIN 290 or FIN 310), MGT 300, MKT 310 and senior standing are a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 320


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 307.
MGT 307 or HSP 382 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 330


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 307.
MGT 307 or HSP 382 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 335


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 307.
MGT 307 or HSP 382 is a prerequisite for this class.

ECO 318


Historical and theoretical analysis of labor groups and labor market problems (including wage determination, unemployment and discrimination), with particular reference to the dynamic economy of the United States. PREREQUISITE(S): ECO 105, ECO 106 & MAT 130
ECO 105, ECO 106 and (MAT 130 or equivalent) are a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 354


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300 (MGT 307 recommended)
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 361


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. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300.
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 340


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.