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2015-2016 Undergraduate CatalogAll undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted.Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.
Presents an overview of entrepreneurship. During the quarter we examine entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial world; learn to recognize and create opportunity; develop and test business opportunity; and assess the industry and analyze risks associated with customers, markets, financial considerations, and legal concerns. In addition to understanding the multiple opportunities associated with entrepreneurship, the students participate in the development of feasibility plan for an actual business startup.
Introduces students to the management function of organizations, emphasizing leadership roles and teamwork. Course activities include discussion of readings, group exercises, cases, and a service project. Students learn basic concepts and tools for solving organizational problems. (Offered fall, winter, spring)
Prerequisite: advanced standing in the Albers School
Models of organizational behavior, alternative managerial behaviors, developing skills in dealing with people in areas of leadership, motivation, communication skills, conflict, and group processes.
Prerequisite: MGMT 3800
This course covers the role of the human resource function, social and legal environment, human resource strategy, human resource planning, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and organizational policies.
This class will explore in depth the nature of organizational work teams, with specific focus on helping students learn how to manage and lead work teams effectively. Additional topics covered include internal team functioning and leading teams, skills gained in this class can also be transferred towards becoming a more effective team member.
Prerequisite: MGMT 3800.
A leadership development program that utilizes both indoor and outdoor experiential activities to help students develop and practice the fundamentals of effective team building and leadership. Building trust, setting and evaluating goals, group problem solving, and effective interpersonal communications are among the attributes and skills addressed.
Prerequisite: MGMT 3800
Bargaining behavior and influence skills are key components of any negotiation. We negotiate daily with potential employers, co-workers, bosses, landlords, merchants, service providers, partners, parents/children, friends, roommates, and many other people. Although we negotiate often, many of us know very little about the strategy and psychology of effective negotiation. The purpose of this course is to develop expertise in managing transactional and dispute resolution negotiations. It is designed to be relevant to a broad spectrum of problems faced by workers and managers in the modern organization. To succeed in the business world requires not only the analytical skills needed to discover optimal solutions to problems, but also good negotiation skills to get these solutions accepted and implemented. The skill set developed in this course will serve students in both their personal and professional lives.
Views dominant minority work values, and reviews diversity programs. Assists students in discovering the personal and career roles they can play.
This course utilizes marketing and financial skills to more fully develop feasibility planning into complete business plan evaluation. Business plans are developed for various types of entrepreneurial or innovative proposals providing students with an applied experience that will enable high performance in early career stages when working in entrepreneurial or innovative environments. As the final course in the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, completion of ACCT 2300, MKTG 3500 and MGMT 3790 are required.
Prerequisite: FINC 340 and MKTG 350.
Review of forces and factors acting to create change in organizations, relationships between changes in organizations and human reactions, systemic change efforts, resistance to change, planned change models.
The senior capstone business course. Students integrate and apply knowledge, skills, and experience gained in the university and business course curricula. Critical thinking and analysis are engaged as students make decisions, set goals, and act on information from real business situations. The business situations reflect today's multicultural and international environment. Course methods may include lecture, discussion, case analyses, and individual or group projects. (Offered fall, winter, spring)
Prerequisites: all business foundation requirements and senior standing
See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (1 - 5 credits)
An exploration of international management issues or other special topics related to the specific destination of the study tour. The course will include travel to a foreign country to observe business practices and examine indigenous management problems, to meet with representatives of local businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.
(0 - 5 credits)
For more about internships, visit the Placement Center
Supervised individual exploration. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)
(1 - 5 credits)