Overviews the business world, its structure, procedures, and vocabulary. Provides information to assist in making occupational choices. Methods include lectures, class discussions, group activities, videos, and guest speakers. Completers should have a general knowledge of business and career opportunities. May be delivered online. Canvas Course Mats $13/Lumen applies.
For all those desiring to improve business English skills. Studies current usage of English grammar, including parts of speech, syntax, and punctuation. Emphasizes business usage. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies.
Required course for integrated studies degree students with an emphasis in leadership. Overviews principles of leadership. Provides students with information on successful leadership styles. Includes lectures, videos, cases, group activities, and class discussion. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies.
Introduces data analytics to a general audience. Presents the role of the analyst and different career paths available within data analytics. Employs a broad range of use cases to introduce methods for extracting, cleaning, organizing, and analyzing data and sharing insights. Covers data visualization and report generating tools. Discusses the legal, ethical, and privacy issues involved with big data projects.
Explores the foundations of women in business today. Discusses the opportunities, challenges, and solutions of women as employees, managers, and leaders within all types of organizations. Includes topics such as opportunities for success, work-life issues, gender differences and role development, organizational culture and diversity, the glass ceiling and other barriers to success, career development, developing leadership, personal goals and ambitions, leadership styles, mentoring and coaching, and women in business professions. Includes lecture, in-class and online discussions, guest speakers, group activities, case studies, presentations, and written assignments.
Examines the role of communication in interpersonal relationships. Includes the history of interpersonal communication research and theory and applications such as negotiation, conflict management, listening, and assertiveness.
Analyzes profit, revenue, cost and average cost functions through rates of change, both average and instantaneous. Applies graphical, numerical, and algebraic techniques to optimization in business-related problems. Covers compound interest including present value and future value of ordinary annuities. Focuses on solving a variety of problems in economics and finance using derivatives and integrals. May be delivered hybrid and/or online. Canvas Course Mats $78/Cengage applies. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies.
Presents an application of statistics in business and economics covering methods of collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. Includes frequency distributions, averages, index numbers, probability, sampling, estimation, analysis of variance, time series, regression and correlation, and chi-square. May be delivered online. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies. Software fee of $40 applies.
Introduces the field of data analytics in business. Introduces the software, languages, and hardware used in data analytics. Uses common analytical tasks such as clustering, classifying, and predicting outcomes, along with common algorithms used in data analytics, such as regression, decision trees, and neural networks. Discusses the legal, ethical, and privacy issues inherent with big data projects. Includes hands-on experience with data extraction, data analysis and interpretation.
Introduce students to a holistic framework for the development of personal effectiveness and peak performance. Reviews principles, processes, and practices used by peak performers in many life disciplines. Offers students a chance to apply many practices and techniques, which they can apply within the many performances arenas of their life. Course fee of $15 applies
Provides exposure to emerging topics of current interest in international business. Topics vary each semester. May apply a maximum of three hours toward graduation.
Provides opportunities to apply classroom theory on the job. Students work as paid employees in a job that relates to their careers while enrolled at the institution. Credit is determined by the number of hours a student works during the semester. Completers meet individually set goals. Six credits may be applied toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
Provides independent study as directed in reading and individual projects. Requests must be submitted for approval by the department. Approval for this program will be coordinated with the instructor. May be repeated for up to three credits.
Designed to give the student added insight into management principles essential for successful management of a business. Includes guest experts from the field of business. May be repeated for a total of three credits.
Emphasizes factors that impact leadership effectiveness and skill development in organizations. Features lectures on topics such as leadership, participative management, negotiations, team building, and women's issues by local experts in a seminar setting. Includes group interaction and discussions, written summaries and instructor critique of student performance.
Studies behavioral theories and concepts for creating effective organizations. Emphasizes knowledge of individual, group, and organizational processes and variables regarding people's attitudes and behaviors in organizational settings. Presents topics on communication, leadership, motivation, conflict management, socialization, team building, decision making, diversity, ethics, and culture. Includes lectures, case studies, oral presentations, written assignments, and group projects. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.
Focuses on moral issues in organizations and the role and importance these have in today's complex business environment. Explores the challenges that arise across the spectrum of business activity and studies human conduct in a business context and what constitutes right and wrong. Examines issues of ethics as they apply to business entities, managers, shareholders, customers, society, and other consultants. Focuses on identifying and solving real world ethical dilemmas in business, and evaluates various individual and corporate decision-making models.
Covers universal principles of quality assurance management, mechanics of a quality information system, and quality management practices. Emphasizes system elements, controls, and fitness for use. Includes process charting, quality costing concepts, statistical process control (SPC), sampling, variability, attribute charting, and continuing improvement strategies. May be delivered online. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies. Software fee of $40 applies.
Analyzes and explores the conventions and meetings market, event venue management, and the corresponding relationship with convention and visitors bureaus. Covers various procedures in site selection, site layout and logistics, operations, negotiations and contracts, food and beverage service, and convention sales.
Teaches international business, trade and foreign investment, and theories of international trade. Studies economic development, international investment and international agencies (government and private) that affect international business by informing, regulating or financing. Develops an appreciation of the unpredictable forces of foreign environments. Explores how international businessmen respond to these influences. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies
Discusses today's business environment which requires work in a multi-ethnic setting. Overviews critical elements that arise from the various cultural backgrounds which can impact both domestic and international organizations. Proceeds from a management point of view with lessons easily derived for the mid-level manager as well as for line personnel. Concentrates on managerial communications, negotiations, cultural changes, and management functions.
Studies advanced managerial concepts. Includes multiple regression, ANOVA, test of hypotheses, and time series techniques. Emphasizes statistical modeling, statistical decision-making, and is computation intensive. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies.
Studies management theory and emphasizes the managerial view of the elements and variables that influence the organization. Examines organizational design and change emphasizing the management tools used in planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and leading, and the coordinating of these factors within organizations. Uses current events as they relate to managing and developing the organization. Includes case analyses, team building exercises, videos, class discussions, group presentations, written assignments, and guest speakers. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies.
Focuses on the management of resources for products, production, or services within an organization. Covers project management, supply chain, facility location and layout, forecasting, scheduling, planning, and operational processes. Emphasizes product/service development, supply chain, forecasting, inventory control, quality assurance, and research techniques. May be delivered hybrid and/or online. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies.
Applies critical scheduling, forecasting and inventory management skills in business operations. Analyzes a wide array of quantitative and qualitative methods that are in current industry use. Analyzes scheduling and forecasting in business situations, and how to manage inventory systems. Evaluates both short-run and long-run forecasting and inventory considerations.
Teaches advanced operations management processes beyond introductory course. Studies process and value stream management. Teaches importance of continuous improvement and other techniques critical to operations management in modern organizations. Integrates hands-on experience in lean thinking processes. Software fee of $40 applies.
Applies critical operations management skill sets in a simulation. Creates simulations to analyze and solve operational problems. Applies data visualization software to make strategic decisions.
Examines leadership theory and how it applies to real-world situations. Facilitates thinking and dialogue about leaders and the leadership process. Covers leadership development strategies and approaches for individuals, teams, and organizations. Includes readings, discussions, reflections, experiential activities, guest speakers, written papers, and innovative assignments. Lab access fee of $25 for computers applies.
Teaches planning and controlling of supply chains and distribution networks. Covers concepts of network design, forecasting, aggregate planning, transportation, sourcing decisions, performance metrics, and the role of information technology in supply chain.
Discusses direct sales and the impact on our society. Covers basic terminology of the direct sales industry. Introduces distinctions between legal and illegal activity in the industry. Teaches the history of direct sales, compensation plans, and industry ethics. Analyzes communication skills in the direct sales industry. Explores the unique nature of the relationship between the company and the independent representative. Uses discussion, lecture, presentations and group activities to increase understanding and ability to analyze business under the umbrella of direct sales.
For students interested in understanding relationship marketing as it applies to the direct selling industry. Focuses on the relationship between companies and their independent sales forces. Covers business ethics, compensation, structures, company conventions, distributor services, and online community building. Uses lectures, discussions, guest speakers, analyses in the field, and presentation of analysis in both oral and written format.
Utilizes data and data visualization tools to support business intelligence and inform business decisions. Identifies key variables and methods of presenting data. Prepares for industry certifications, software credentials, and internships.
Integrates planning concepts in the planning hierarchy within a manufacturing framework. Explores in depth the concepts of capacity planning, advanced sales and operational planning, demand management and forecasting, advanced MRP/ERP, inventory control, scheduling and lot sizing. Focuses on linkages between production planning and execution.
Explores management science and optimization models in depth, focusing on business applications and computer modeling. Introduces linear programming, integer programming, nonlinear programming, goal programming and network flow models. Studies transportation, assignment and transshipment problems. Also studies stochastic models, queueing, simulation and decision analysis.
Designed for upper-division students interested in acquiring and practicing applied leadership skills. Covers project management, team participation and/or leadership, effective meeting management, decision-making, and budgeting. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.
Provides exposure to emerging topics of current interest in international business. Topics vary each semester. May apply a maximum of 6 hours toward graduation.
Introduces the key factors driving the economy and companies doing business in and with China. Compares the institutions and characteristics of the Chinese economy and business system. Identifies issues facing managers of western corporations producing and selling in the Chinese market, sourcing from Chinese industry and competing with Chinese rivals.
For upper-division students working toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Provides a transition from school to work where learned theory is applied to actual practice through meaningful on-the-job experience. No more than three credit hours of internship work experience will apply toward graduation in any Business Management Specialization; may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. May be graded credit/no credit.
Builds on strategic management concepts and consulting course material using a hands-on, competitive business simulation.
Builds knowledge and capability in the consulting process, competitive- and corporate-level strategic management elements, and client management strategies. Develops a business project with teams of students working together with a specific, recruited, local company. Applies knowledge and skills from the business curriculum, student teams will gather needed data, analyze it, problem-solve, and craft recommendations in order to improve competitive implementation and meet firm objectives using strategic management and project management tools.
Integrates all major management area skills into a capstone experience for students in several WSB programs. Integrates strategic management concepts and thinking processes through case analysis. Includes topics from accounting, finance, marketing, economics, operations, and organizational behavior. Provides experiential learning with industry partners both local and regional. Canvas Course Mats $78/Wiley applies.
Examines in depth the leading forces and trends shaping the opportunities and challenges confronted by multinational corporations (MNCs) as they assemble, grow, mature, coordinate and control their international network of subsidiaries, joint-ventures, alliances, and supplier firms. Examines the strategies pursued by MNCs in response to opportunities and challenges in this process, consistent with their distinctive strengths and weaknesses; and theories. Contrasts the models and strategic frameworks relating these strategies and forces/trends. Includes group project (written and oral presentations) on a multinational corporation developing or maturing its network in a selected market.
For bachelor's degree students and other interested persons. Offers independent study as directed in reading, in individual projects, etc., in the area of marketing and/or international business at the discretion and approval of the department chairperson. May apply a maximum of 6 hours toward graduation.
Presents guest speakers on emerging human resource (HR) research and issues: strategy, international, culture, legal issues, planning and job analysis, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, and career development. May be repeated for 2 credits toward graduation.
Provides short courses, workshops, and special programs in business management, leadership, or current business topics. Repeatable for up to 3 credits toward graduation.
Consists of lectures presented by guest speakers on current business topics concerning the student, community, nation, business world, etc. May be required in business programs; see specific program listings for details. May apply a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.
Provides in-depth exposure to an issue of current interest in business by a local expert in a seminar setting. Includes group interaction and discussion, critical analysis of readings, and critique of student writings. Topics vary each semester.
Studies the process of researching and writing for scholarly publication. Includes understanding the concepts of scholarly conversation, managing scholarship, choosing a topic, identifying appropriate journals, using exemplars, creating a title and abstract, making an outline, developing an introduction and conclusion, writing the body of the paper, and then revising, submitting, and finally publishing in a scholarly journal.
Develops ability to implement the career management process by exploring the structure of career research and networking. Enhances interviewing and salary negotiation skills and abilities. Also addresses the transitional soft skills needed in a career management position. Provides interaction between students and successful leaders of business and nonprofit organizations throughout the semester.
Enhances the ability to analyze and function in team-based, professional environments. Teaches what actions are needed to increase the effectiveness of a team, solve interpersonal problems, and remove common roadblocks.
Focuses on advanced tools and techniques to develop strategic project management skills with an emphasis on managing technical projects. Explores best practices aligned for Program Management, Project Portfolio Management, and Strategic Project Leadership and Management. Analyzes basic cost justification techniques for making economic decisions in technical organizations.
Analyzes operations and production activities. Reviews basic processes. Analyzes managing a production or service organization, evaluation of concepts such as inventory control, production control, procurement, quality management, planning, and forecasting.
Examines in depth how information and information management affect the strategy, structure and operations of organizations. Covers Technical and organizational foundations of information systems along with contemporary approaches to building, managing and protecting information systems including hands-on work with a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Introduces concepts of Enterprise Architecture and compares to cloud-based Software as a Service offerings. Emphasizes how information technology affects decision-making. Uses Excel as a decision support tool. Examines the ethical and legal issues raised by the capabilities of information technology. May be delivered online.
Exposes students to the concepts, theories, and practices related to the behavior and attitudes of people in organizations. Examines issues at the individual, group, and organizational levels, including topics such as individual differences, motivation, leadership, human resource management, teamwork, and organizational design, and structure.
Examines information systems at the general management level. Employs a strategic look at needs of any organization and how the function of information systems assists in the effectiveness of organizations.
Utilizes advanced topics in operations research which develop decision making processes for complex organizations and systems. Identifies creative methods to analyze problems, develop alternative processes for decision making, and optimum processes for business and organizations.
Integrates case analysis considered from the CEO's perspective. Evaluates global competitiveness, strategic assessment, policy development, and strategy implementation. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies. Software fee of $40 applies.
Provides an opportunity to integrate the functional areas of business using a simulation, a comprehensive business case, or a consulting project with a community-based organization.
Provides an integrated, engaged, learning opportunity for students to experience differences in culture and business operations of another country through the completion and reflection of an international consulting project or case studies, and a possible international experience. Projects or case studies will require the integration of functional areas of business in an international setting, and will highlight how these functions are interrelated.
Utilizes community consulting to focus on business development through identifying, evaluating, and executing business opportunities within new and existing businesses. Implements consulting processes and strategies, and allows students to practice tools and techniques for developing business models.