Course Descriptions

Undergraduate

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent; open to business and non-business major.

The process of starting and managing a successful small business. Students participate in a team project which takes them through an actual startup. Plus-minus letter grade only.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: Upper division standing; restricted to Business, Family and Consumer Studies, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Design and Industry, Gerontology, Hospitality Tourism Management, and Recreation, Parks, and Tourism majors.

Management and organizational behavior within domestic and international organizations. Functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling; managerial process of decision-making and communication; individual motivation and group dynamics within the organizational setting.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; grade of C- or better in DS 110/MATH 110, ECON 101, and ECON 102 [formerly ECON 100].

Macroeconomic and microeconomic environments within which business organizations operate. Applications of economic theory to business operations and management decisions on a local, national and multinational basis.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship major or minor or consent of instructor.

The entrepreneurial process and the different kinds of entrepreneurial outcomes. Opportunity identification through analysis of industry niches. Plus-minus letter grade only.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 430 with grade of C- or better.

Skills needed in order to turn an opportunity into reality by gaining access to resources rather than ownership. Effective networking, outsourcing and strategic alliances. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 431 with grade of C- or better.

Types of entrepreneurial entry strategies; factors influencing the selection of an appropriate strategy and the translation of that strategy into effective tactics.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MGMT 432 with grade of C- or better.

Concurrent enrollment with MGMT 437.
How entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses can keep their businesses alive and vital as they grow sales and expand to new markets. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Introduction to entrepreneurship in international contexts and its role in economic development. Will help students understand how entrepreneurs in different cultures and economic systems create, find and use resources to build growth oriented ventures. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: Upper division status; open to business and non-business majors.

Examination of how entrepreneurial principles play out in real world. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 430.

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 6 units as topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better, consent of instructor, department chair, and business internship.

Experience in a business field. Individual conferences with instructor. Major report required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 with grade of C or better.

Restricted to Management majors.
Foundational course focusing on critical thinking and personal skills development in the essential areas of self-awareness/self-management, interpersonal skills, team and organizational management. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better.

Policies and practices in human resource management. Department functions including law, planning, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, information systems, and current issues. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 610 (C- or better).

Effective employee staffing. Job search and choice, interviewing, assessment centers, mentorships, ethical/legal staffing considerations. (Plus/Minus Letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better, MGMT 405 and MGMT 610, or consent of instructor.

International aspects of human resources. Legal requirements, cultural issues, and the management practices and systems critical for success. Students may not take the course a second time under an alternate prefix. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
(This course is offered as MGMT 618 and IBUS 618. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Units: 3

MGMT 618/IBUS 618

Prerequisite: MGMT 405.

Enrollment priority for management majors.
In-depth exploration of how gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability and size impact employee experiences and management's challenges and opportunities for developing the talents of diverse workers. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 with grade of C or better.

Restricted to Management majors.
Focus on developing the necessary skills to effectively lead and influence others; systematic approach to understanding and applying leadership practices and influence techniques within organizations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 with a grade of C or better.

Restricted to Management majors.
Building innovative skills by breaking out of limiting patterns; integrating intuitive, rational, associative, sensory, motivational, and emotional intelligences; managing innovation through negotiating, collaborating, creating future scenarios. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 with a grade of C- or better.

Restricted to Management majors.
Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated as topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 with a grade of C or better; enrollment priority for management majors.

Design, facilitate, and manage teams. Focus on skills related to team effectiveness. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 and MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Intercultural negotiating skills become more essential as business becomes more global and participative. Exercises involving various protagonists, organizational contexts, and situations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
(This course is offered as IBUS 659 and MGMT 659. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Units: 3

IBUS 659/MGMT 659

Prerequisite: MGMT 605 with grade of C or better or consent of instructor
Human, cultural and organizational aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the role managers or supervisors may play during these events.

(Plus-minus letter grade) [Formerly MGMT 655-topic Perspectives on Mergers and Acquisitions]

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in MGMT 605, MGMT 648, and one elective (from elective list); or MGMT 605 and two electives from elective list.

(Electives: MGMT 567, MGMT 610, MGMT 650, MGMT 655, MGMT 656, or MGMT 659) Restricted to Management majors.
Culminating experience for management majors building on knowledge and skills from previous management courses. Emphasizes applied organization theory, strategies and techniques that organizations can use to assess and respond to global competitive demands, and the process of implementing organizational change. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.

Intensive problem analysis under the direction of a management faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

Units: 1 - 3