Management 300 Level Courses

301 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (4)

The application of current organizational research to the management of the modern enterprise. Topics include organizational change, reward systems, job design, organizational design, group and intergroup dimensions. Prerequisite: 201. Cross-listed as PSYC 304.

302 Work and Values in a Diverse Society (4) (Starting Fall 2005).

The increasing diversity of the workforce, both globally and within the United States, requires knowledge of the impact of diversity on workforce behavior on the part of managers.  Diverse segments of society, here and abroad, are distinguished by diverse sets of values.  Furthermore, these different sets of values lead to different behaviors in the workplace. This course will help prospective managers understand that the behaviors which distinguish various groups of employees are a reflection of the different values held by these employees.

304 Entrepreneurship (4)

Creating a new venture (entrepreneurship) is a process of adding value to an idea by devoting time, energy, knowledge and resources. The creation of a business plan is one way of increasing the chances of new venture success. This course centers around the development of a business plan. Students will consider issues in marketing, strategy, operations, human resources and finance as they develop and present a business plan. Topics such as creativity, ethics, technology and the entrepreneurial personality will be investigated. Prerequisite: 201.

305 Topics in Management (4)

This course covers topics in management of particular relevance to the interests and needs of management majors and/or students in management.  The topics for the course will be announced each semester.  Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Topics that have been used in the past include: Market Research, Personal Finance and Internet Marketing.  Prerequisite:  announced with course listing. 

307 Creativity and Innovation in Organizations (4)

This course begins with an examination of creativity (the generating of ideas that are novel and useful) by exploring various theories and models of individual creativity. The course also examines innovation (the successful implementation of creativity) at the organizational level. Topics include thinking preferences, creative problem solving processes, mind mapping, barriers to creativity, and visualization. Prerequisite: 201.

308 Introduction to International Business (4)

Strategy in international transactions, foreign trade, and international marketing management. Establishing direct and indirect operations abroad. Analysis of financial, environmental and behavioral problems of multinational business. Prerequisite: 201.

309 International Management Seminar (4)

This course is intended for senior management majors with an interest in in-depth study of special topics in international management. Topics will vary from semester to semester and may focus on international aspects of finance, marketing, human resource management, operations or strategy. Students will investigate a number of countries which are varied in terms of geography, religion, language, race, political system and economic development with a focus on the topic area. Prerequisites: 308 and senior standing.

311 Human Resource Management (4)

Modern concepts and practices of human resource planning and utilization. The course will examine the full range of complexities of human behavior within the modern organization and the organization's responses to ensure productivity and human development. Prerequisite: 201.

318 International Organizational Behavior (4)

Careers in international management require the ability to deal with people coming from varied cultural backgrounds.  Do American management techniques work in these situations? How can Americans prepare to be successful managers abroad?  Students answer these and related questions as they analyze their own attitudes and abilities in relation to international management.  Prerequisite: 201

321 Principles of Marketing (4)

An introduction to the functions and activities of marketing. Topics include the marketing environment, consumer behavior, market research, marketing plans, product development, distribution, promotion and the pricing of products. Prerequisite: 201.

322 Strategic Marketing Management (4)

This course builds upon and applies the concepts learned in the principles of marketing class. Case studies and computer applications are used to understand how marketing strategy is formulated and implemented in many diverse organizations. The course involves writing, discussion and small group exercises. Prerequisite: 321.

323 Consumer Behavior (4)

This course examines the process of consumer decision making in regards to motivation, personality, lifestyle, attitudes, and cultural and social influences.  There will be an emphasis on the use of research and theory in developing marketing strategies.

331 Corporate Finance (4)

Study of the acquisition and allocation of funds within a business enterprise. Includes such topics as capital markets, return on investment, liquidity, risk analysis, financial leverage, valuation models and cost of capital. Prerequisites: 201, ACCT 113, and ECON 111.

332 Investments (4)

Corporate and governmental securities and their investment possibilities. Security markets, factors affecting securities prices. Financial instruments. Portfolio management. Government relations. Prerequisite: 331 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: 331.

338 International Finance (4)

This course examines the international dimensions of finance. The financial management of a multinational corporation is more complex than the management of a strictly domestic enterprise. This course builds on the principles of finance discussed in the Corporate Finance course and provides a conceptual framework for the key financial decisions of a multinational. Topics covered will include the balance of payments, the determination of exchange rates, forecasting future exchange rates, methods of hedging against exchanges rates changing, the international financial markets, the cost of capital for a multinational, multinational capital budgeting, and international cash management. Prerequisite: MGMT 331

341 Operations Management (4)

Study of the strategic issues and tools that will enable analysis of day-to-day operations of organizations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Topics addressed include forecasting, location, layout, planning, scheduling, productivity and quality. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving using both quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills. Prerequisite: 201.

343 Management Research Methods (4)

This course examines the application of research techniques to management decision-making.  Students will define research problems, design a research project, collect primary and secondary data, apply statistical tools, and reach conclusions.  Statistical tools such as multiple regression analysis, factor analysis, and time series analysis will be presented.  A lab component will provide hands-on applications.  This course is recommended for all students who wish to learn more about research methodology.

353 Management Information Systems (4)

This course covers the conceptual foundations of MIS, the various types of computer-based information systems and their roles in businesses and other organizations, and societal issues related to IS.  Particular attention will be paid to understanding the relational-database structure underlying modern IS and the IS tools that managers use.

361 Business Law (4)

Law and the judicial process in commerce. Legal regulation of business and its relationships to society. Principles and issues in contract law, sales, product liability, professional ethics, and other topics of contemporary interest to business people. Cross-listed as ACCT 335.

371 Individual Learning Project (1-4)

Supervised reading or research at the upper-division level. Prerequisite: MGMT 201. Permission of department chair and completion and/or concurrent registration of 12 credits within the department required. Consult department for applicability towards major requirements. Not available to first-year students.

381 Strategic Management in a Global Context (4)

This course is the capstone course for the Management major.   Theories of strategic planning and implementation in organizations will be the framework for integrating knowledge of the functional areas of management, principles of organizational behavior and general management theory.  Students develop analytical and problem-solving skills through application of theoretical knowledge to case studies involving actual organizations.  An understanding of the global, economic, social and legal environments is developed through reading and analysis of companies operating throughout the world.

389 Applied Strategic Management (1-2)

This course is designed for students participating in Study Abroad.  Readings relevant to understanding business in the international environment will be assigned.  Students will write a series of essays integrating their knowledge of theory with their personal observations and reactions.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of culture on business.  The course will be taught by a professor at CSB/SJU, using distance learning to maintain contact with students located in a variety of countries.   Prerequisites: Junior or senior status or three previous management courses.

394 Management Practicum (2) (Starting Fall 2004)

A student designed practical management experience in a student activities or volunteer organizations.  Students will gain experience in applying management theory and practice in leadership roles in settings other than the off-campus workplace.  Readings and periodic meetings with a management faculty member and other students enrolled in practicum will facilitate the integration of theory and practice.  Prerequisites: Junior or senior status and12 credits of Management coursework completed.

395 SIFE Experiential Learning (2)

This course provides practical management experience with an academic component.  Previous course work in management is necessary.  After consulting with the faculty advisor for SIFE students will complete a contract listing their goals, activities and desired outcomes for the semester.  Students will meet periodically with the faculty advisor to review progress.  Upon completion of the course, the student will have a portfolio documenting activities and outcomes for the semester.

396 SAM Experiential Learning (2)

This course provides practical management experience with an academic component.  Previous course work in management is necessary.  After consulting with the faculty advisor for SAM students will complete a contract listing their goals, activities and desired outcomes for the semester.  Students will meet periodically with the faculty advisor to review progress.  Upon completion of the course, the student will have a portfolio documenting activities and outcomes for the semester.

397 Internship (1-8)

Practical experience with a solid academic component. Previous course work in management is necessary. Information is available in the management department.

398 Honors Senior Essay, Research or Creative Project (4)

Required for graduation with "All-College Honors" and "Departmental Distinction in Management." Prerequisite: HONR 396 and approval of the department chair and director of the honors program. For further information see HONR 398.