MGT 307    Organization Behavior (4)

Managerial practices will be studied using a strong emphasis on the importance of individuals’ behaviors influencing the effectiveness of organizational performance.  The course combines a review of organizational behavior, based upon theory and research in the social sciences, and a variety of individual and small group activities intended to aid students in applying theory to the management of varied organizations.  Subject matter includes key topics such as organization-structures, motivation, perception, conflict, communication, leadership, decision making, cultural diversity, and multinational perspectives for managers.

MGT 318    Human Resources Management (4)

Current managerial thought recognizes the importance of human resource contributions to organizational effectiveness and goal achievement.  A key aspect of this course is the focus on state‑of‑the‑art systems which support basic business objectives as well as foster good working relations between employees and managers.  Topics include: human resource planning; legislative and legal requirements; staffing; performance evaluation; employee relations; and compensation.  Personal computer projects are included.

MGT 320    Appraisal, Compensation & Motivation (4)

The use of compensation as a motivator is a complex issue, but of paramount importance in all organizations.  Key topics include motivation theory, performance appraisal, government regulation and internal and external pay equity.  Students design a pay system for a hypothetical company.  Prerequisite:  MGT 318.  Cross listed with HRM 620.

MGT 415    Industrial and Labor Relations (4)

Managerial success in many human resource-oriented work environments demand competency in the labor relations area.  Labor relations extends beyond the traditional boundaries of contracts and grievances.  This course provides the necessary background to enable the student to appreciate how the labor relations environment has developed; to function both formally and informally within that environment; and to understand economic, cultural and legal factors which may affect that environment in the future.  Prerequisite: MGT 318 or permission of instructor.

MGT 425    Human Resource Selection & Staffing (4)

A systematic framework for understanding the process of recruitment, selection, and retention in organizations.  This framework begins with planning, job analysis, and the analysis of external factors such as the legal environment.  Presents recruitment sources, selection methods (e.g., structured interviews, written testing, work performance samples, validation), and staffing decision making criteria, and concludes with the issue of retention (how to keep the good employees hired).  Topics include job analysis, recruitment, internal selection, external selection, testing, checking references, legal compliance, decision making, final match, and retention of employees.  Prerequisite:  MGT 318.

 MGT 491    Independent Study (Variable 1‑4)

Extensive study and research on a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member.  The student is required to submit a written proposal, its duration, educational goals, method of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites: Matriculated students only, permission of instructor and dean of subject area.

MGT 492    Management Internship (4)

Supervised, discipline related experience in a business organization.  Emphasis is on application, process, and techniques used by business to sustain business and promote growth.  Specific skills and competencies needed to be a successful decision-maker will be targeted.  Oversight will be provided by the School internship coordinator and the sponsoring organization.  Periodic meetings with the supervisor, mid-semester evaluation, and a final, comprehensive written report are required.  Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.