College of Continuing Professional Studies

CCPS Management Course Descriptions

Level 100 Courses:
MGMT 103: Business Foundations

Level 200 Courses:
MGMT 228: Analytical Methods
MGMT 250: Management Information Systems

Level 300 Courses:
MGMT 301: Leadership & Organizations
MGMT 321: Legal Environment of Business

Level 400 Courses:
MGMT 422: Corporate Policy and Ethics
MGMT 424: Business Simulation Workshop
MGMT 447: Survey of International Business

MGMT 103: Business Foundations. 3 hours.

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of business enterprise and economics. Introduction to the functions of a business organization. Basic research methods, written and oral reports, discussion of current business and economic developments. Global business awareness.

MGMT 228: Analytical Methods. 3 hours.

Prerequisites: GSTU 210, MATH 227.
Study of common techniques for quantitative analysis and decision making including probability distributions, forecasting models, multivariate correlation and regression, linear programming, queuing analysis and simulation. Team and individual research and problem solving, report writing and oral presentations. Critical evaluation of assumptions in decision making including qualitative considerations.

MGMT 250: Management Information Systems. 3 hours.

An introduction to the study of the design and application of management information systems in business.

MGMT 301: Leadership & Organizations. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: ACCT 210 and admission to Breech School of Business.
Introduction to management of organizations, including strategy, leadership and organizational design. Projects in leadership development and evaluation. The project will include a paper and presentation as part of the deliverables.

MGMT 321: Legal Environment of Business. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business.
This course is an overview of laws and regulations as they pertain to the business atmosphere. Topical areas include procedural laws and the court system; alternative means of dispute resolution; constitutional law, torts/products liability, business crimes, contracts, sales, forms of business organizations and employment regulation. Case analysis and ethical implications are discussed in each area.

MGMT 422: Corporate Policy and Ethics. 3 hours.

Prerequisites: MGMT 301, MKTG 337 and admission to Breech School of Business.
Senior seminar course for students majoring in business administration. Study of the roles, responsibilities and challenges of business in modern global society. Case analyses and research discussed in seminar format. Emphasis upon critical thinking, effective communication and development of socially responsible business leadership.

MGMT 424: Business Simulation Workshop. 3 hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to Breech School of Business.
Senior standing. It is recommended this course be taken concurrently with MGMT 422 and/or final semester prior to graduation. The Business Simulation Workshop offers students the opportunity to learn about, and engage in, a competitive business environment via the CapSim business simulator. Students will partner in close teams to develop a deep understanding of general business strategies and tactics, and they will apply this theoretical understanding by managing various functional areas of a simulated manufacturing firm. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles of strategic business management, as well as the decisions that managers make in pursuit of their strategic goals and objectives. Business professionalism constitutes an essential component to the course, as it represents a key success variable in communicating and substantiating business decisions to external business constituents. For this reason, students will make multiple presentations in the course of the semester, to one another, as well as visitors from the business community whenever possible. 

MGMT 447: Survey of International Business. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business.
This course examines the role that political, economic, technological and sociocultural factors play in today's globalized business environment. To this end students will develop an understanding of organizational and competitive issues and challenges which characterize global business. Through case study, students will explore recent efforts by multinational organizations to effectively address these issues and challenges.

MGMT 290, 390, 490 Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

MGMT 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492 Research.

MGMT 397, 398, 497, 498 Internship.