Management

The Management major will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to administer daily operations in business, industry, or government and to provide creative leadership for enterprises in the public and private sectors. The focus of this major is on management and human resources. Upon completion of this major, you will answer such questions as: How do you decide when it is time to hire new people? Should you promote someone within your company or bring someone from outside? How much salary should you offer? What steps can you take to encourage members of your staff to work together instead of competitively? How can you head off employee burnout? What incentives should you offer to improve productivity? What if your employees are considering unionization?

Fifteen credit hours of required courses must be taken in MGMT 329, MGMT 330, MGMT 420, MGMT 421 and MGMT 425. Students can choose 6 credits from among the following: BUAD 351, 452, BUAD 456, BUAD 486, MGMT 465 and one 300-400 level course in Marketing.

Note: Students in the Honors Program must follow the Honors Curriculum.

MANAGEMENT (MGMT) COURSES



Required (15 credits)
MGMT 329 - HR: Management (3 credits)
MGMT 330 - Compensation/Benefits Management (3 credits)
MGMT 420 - Labor-Management Relations (3 credits)
MGMT 421 - Training and Development (3 credits)
MGMT 425 - Staffing and Performance Management (3 credits)


Electives (6 credits)
BUAD 351 - Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
BUAD 452 - Advanced Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
BUAD 456 - Special Topics in Bus. Administration (3 credits)
BUAD 486 - Internship and field Experience (3 credits)
MGMT 425 - Staffing & Performance Evaluation (3 credits)
MGMT 465 - Issues in HR (3 credits)
MKTG 300-400 Level (3 credits)


HONORS DESIGNATION
The following courses make up the "Honors" designation in the department:
BUAD 452 - Advanced Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
BUAD 456 - Special Topics in Business Administration (3 credits)
MGMT 421 - Training and Development (3 credits)
MGMT 465 - Issues in HR (3 credits)
MKTG 345 - Services Marketing (3 credits)
MKTG 465 - Special Topics in Marketing (3 credits)
HOMG 219 - Food Service Management and Operations (3 credits)
HOMG 412 - Meeting and Convention Management (3 credits)


Note: Junior standings in the School of Business and Management means successful completion of 60 credits in General Education and SBM Requirements including MATH 201, ECON 212, ACCT 202 (or ACCT 300), INSS 141.

MANAGEMENT COURSE OFFERINGS


ORIE 102 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT MAJORS
Two hours; 1 credit.
This course introduces students to the expectations and demands of higher education, to the legacy and tradition at Morgan State University, to college survival strategies, and to the broad array of career opportunities in business and management. Students enrolled in this course are required to attend all university convocations and other prescribed extra-curricular activities. They are also required to hold conferences with their faculty advisors in order to pass the course. Students transferring 24 or more credits to the university when admitted are exempted from this requirement.

MGMT 324 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course addresses the functions of management and application of relevant social and behavioral science disciplines to the study, research, and practice of organizational behavior, performance, and effectiveness. Topics include OB theory and research methods, individual behavior, group dynamics, stress, motivation, leadership, politics, communication, conflict, and other behavioral areas. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the SBM. (Fall, Spring)

MGMT 328 PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course thoroughly examines the vital function of product manufacturing and service creation as an integrated production and operations management system of resource inputs, conversion processes, and value-added outputs. A managerial, system focus emphasizes effective and efficient production management concepts and techniques. Prerequisites: Successful completion of INSS 220 and Junior standing in the SBM. (Fall, Spring)

MGMT 329 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course examines principles and practices involved in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring and developing employees. Separations, transfers, promotions, EEO considerations, privacy and affirmative action are considered. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MGMT 324. (Fall, Spring)

MGMT 330 COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS MANAGEMENT
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course is an advanced examination of compensation theory, practice, and benefit programs. Readings, cases, exercises, simulations, projects, and a paper are used to develop competence in compensation management and benefits such as health care, dental, legal rights child care, educational payments, profit sharing, sick leave, and other employee and managerial incentives. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MGMT 329. (Fall, Spring)

MGMT 420 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course examines the concepts, policies, programs, and practices of labor organizations and management groups working together, along with community, agency, and neutrals, to resolve work-place conflicts, minimize labor market and employment adjustments, and enhance organizational performance, productivity, and survivability. Readings, projects, cases and a research-oriented paper are expected. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MGMT 329. (Fall)

MGMT 421 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Three hours; 3 credits.
This is a senior level course that applies the management fundamentals to improve supervision, managerial, and executive effectiveness. Texts, readings, and projects are designed to enhance managerial skills of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating well beyond basic principles of management. Cases, simulations, and workshop-oriented management training exercises build on other management and business courses to improve managerial performance and prospects for upward mobility. Focus is on training to be a better manager and improve fast-track entry into middle and upper management in corporations, and entrepreneurial enterprises. Prerequisites: MGMT 329 and Senior standing in the SBM. (Spring) This is a course with "Honors" designation.

MGMT 425 STAFFING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course is an advanced examination of the body of theory and practices involved in recruiting, selecting and placing employees as well as techniques and processes involved in measuring and managing the performance contribution of employees. Readings, cases, exercises, simulations, internal or external projects, or a term paper are used to develop an understanding of how systematic staffing and performance management practices serve as means to attract, develop and retain high performing employees to build a sustainable competitive advantage for the organization. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MGMT 329.

MGMT 465 ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Three hours; 3 credits.
This course is an in-depth investigation of selected current trends and issues of importance in HR and industrial relations. It is an integrative, case-oriented approach to the study of problems and policy in HR and industrial relations. Simulation exercises and case analysis are used in addition to lecture and student presentations. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the SBM. (Spring) This is a course with "Honors" designation.