Applied Management Course Description
BUSN 303 BUSINESS ETHICS
This course will involve the analysis of ethical issues impacting contemporary business leaders today. Topics covered include key terminology, the external environment surrounding the firm, the corporation and its stakeholders, business/government relationships, public policy issues, and the people who are affected. The framework in which business and social policies are established will also be a focus of this course. Case study analysis and experiential exercises will be utilized to examine and dissect ethical dilemmas.
Three Hours, Fall, Summer
ECON 113 MACROECONOMICS
This course will examine current events from an economic perspective. Other topics covered may include unemployment, inflation, price indexes, Gross Domestic Product, National Income, government spending, fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve System, banking, money creation, monetary policy, and history of the U.S. monetary system.
Three Hours, Spring, Summer
ECON 123 MICROECONOMICS
This course presents an introduction to economic thought. Concepts covered may include interdependence and gains from trade, supply and demand, elasticity, externalities, and firm behavior in industry organizations of competitive markets, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly.
Three Hours, Fall, Summer
MGMT 303 MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES
This course is designed to establish a foundation of the key issues and decision-making tools needed to develop managers. The topics covered include the areas of firm planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Exercises will require students to develop solutions to management problems, identifying necessary change, discovering new opportunities, and following through on the implementation of the solutions.
Three Hours, Fall
BCIS 303 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course provides an understanding of organizational information technology, including new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, object oriented programming and enterprise operating systems. It covers an introduction to quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. It outlines the concepts of IT for competitive advantage, data as a resource, IS, and IT planning and implementation. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 103 or equivalent.
Three hours, Fall
MGPS 403/503 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP
This course explores the dynamics of individual, group, and firm behavior used to develop broader managerial skills. Theoretical models and concepts will be evaluated in the areas of values, attitudes, personality traits, decision-making, motivation, communication, and the development of effective relationships in a diverse work environment. Students will examine the need for individuals to identify, comprehend, and maximize various aspects of proactive leadership devices such as organizational development, influence techniques, and total quality management as a means of effective leadership. Experiential exercises and case studies may be utilized to develop a broader understanding of behavior and leadership in the workplace. Students seeking graduate credit must complete all graduate course requirements. Prerequisite for undergraduate(s): MGMT 303 or consent of instructor. This course may not be taken as a Directed Study.
Three Hours, Spring
MRKT 313 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
This course is the introduction to the concept of marketing and its application to domestic and foreign markets, and to consumer, producer, institutional, and service markets. Analysis of marketing mix, including product, price, promotion/advertising, and distribution policies. Overview of career opportunities in the field of marketing.
Three Hours, Fall, Spring
BUSN 353 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN BUSINESS
This course focuses on both communication strategies and tools which directly apply to today?s business environment, including communication within and between business organizations, as well as with all business stakeholders. Students will apply business writing principles to the creation of effective business documents and oral presentations as well as the communication techniques for social media platforms. Students will also be exposed to typical business communication tools, with emphasis on the Microsoft Office Suite and the integration of these tools into both formal and informal communication. Emphasis is placed on using critical thinking skills to analyze and solve business problems. This course includes the study and application of team communication and the use of technology to facilitate the communication process. Additionally, the fundamentals of professional decorum, etiquette, and communication across cultures will be incorporated. Prerequisites: ENGL113, ENGL123, and Junior standing.
Three hours, Fall, Spring