CCPS Management Course Descriptions

Level 100 Courses:
MGMT 103: Business Foundations

Level 200 Courses:
MGMT 228: Analytical Methods

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 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. Simulation experience and analysis of business cases. Basic research methods, written and oral reports, discussion of current business and economic developments. Global business awareness.

MGMT 228: Analytical Methods. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CISQ 170, 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 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. Team projects in management research and critical analysis.

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: ECON 311 or ECON 312 (as required for your major); MGMT 301; MKTG 337; and admission to Breech School of Business. Senior seminar course for students majoring in accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management or marketing. 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. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: 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 to visitors from the Springfield business community where possible.