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MANAGEMENT STUDIES (MGTS)
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
Management Studies
 
MGTS 1101 - The Business Environment (LE CAT8)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to context, environment, and operation of business and organizations. Study of foundations and functional areas of business and entrepreneurship. Analysis of technological, ethical, diversity, and global issues from business and organizational perspectives.



MGTS 3301 - Production and Operations Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration minor or college consent; credit will not be granted if already received for FMIS 3301; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introductory survey of production and operations as a functional area of management, including operations strategy, process design, forecasting, resource allocation, inventory management, scheduling, quality management, and project management. Computer applications of quantitative techniques to support operations decision making.



MGTS 3401 - Organizational Behavior and Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate or business administration minor or college consent; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to organizations, management processes, and understanding human behavior at work. Covers the effects of the external environment, organizational structure, job design, teams, and leadership on employees, attitudes, motivation, and behavior.



MGTS 3411 - Honors: Organizational Behavior and Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-minimum 60 credits and instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to organizations, management processes, and understanding human behavior at work. Covers the effects of the external environment, organizational structure, job design, teams, and leadership on employees' attitudes, motivation, and behavior. Same as MGTS 3401, but with more depth, rigor, and challenging assignments. For high-ability students with excellent preparation.



MGTS 3491 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
For students wishing to do special work in strategic, organizational, human resource, or marketing management that extends beyond, or in greater depth than, regular course offerings.



MGTS 3497 - Organizational Management Internship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate, consent of internship director; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Work-integrated learning program providing practical experiences within students' major. Students participate in approved program within cooperating businesses, governmental agencies, or civic organizations. Requires minimum of 200 hours work experience, assigned written reports, and performance evaluations.



MGTS 3801 - Human Resource Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate or approved non-LSBE business administration or college consent; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to theory and practice of human resource management in private and public organizations. Organizational, legal, and ethical influences on major personnel functions, including planning, staffing, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and labor-management relations.



MGTS 3897 - Human Resources Internship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate, consent of Internship Director; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Work-integrated learning program providing practical experiences within students' major field. Students participate in approved program with businesses, governmental agencies, or civic organizations. Requires minimum of 200 hours work experience, assigned reports, and performance evaluations.



MGTS 3997 - Management of Community Projects
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-3401, 3801, LSBE candidate, instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Requires design and administration of community-related project involving volunteers. Interns identify project, contact appropriate persons, obtain approval, and submit written proposal. Requires completion of minimum of 100-300 hours, maintenance of weekly journal, oral presentation, and written analysis.



MGTS 4095 - Entrepreneurship Special Topics: (various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401 or college consent, no grad credit; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more entrepreneurial management issues in substantial depth.



MGTS 4195 - Micro Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401 or college consent; maximum of 6 credits between MGTS 4195 and MGTS 4495 Micro Topics; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more micro management issues in substantial depth.



MGTS 4295 - Special Macro Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401 or college consent; maximum of 6 credits between MGTS 4295 and MGTS 4495 Macro Topics; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more contemporary macro management issues in substantial depth.



MGTS 4395 - Process Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401 or college consent; maximum of 6 credits between MGTS 4395 and MGTS 4495 Process Topics; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more contemporary process management issues in substantial depth.



MGTS 4411 - Organizational Studies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Survey of organization theories and their application to organizational structuring, coordination, control, job design, organizational decision making, leadership, and organizational development.



MGTS 4421 - Managing Change
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, LSBE candidate or grad student or college consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Causes, goals, programs, and results of organizational change and employee responses to it. Assumptions, values, contingency factors, ethical considerations, models, and intervention strategies for organizational development. Role of managers as change agents.



MGTS 4431 - Leadership
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
A survey of the leadership literature aimed at the development of an understanding of leaders and the leadership process. An exploration of such questions as: Who as a person is the leader? How do people come to the position of a leader? What is the nature of leadership as a process? How do leaders influence others? What is participative leadership? What is charismatic and transformational leadership?



MGTS 4443 - Building and Leading Teams in Organizations
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401 or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Examines effective design and management of a variety of groups in organizations, including work groups, task forces, self-managed teams and coalitions. Covers group composition, goals, processes, and effectiveness; includes leadership, managing external relationships, and performance measurement.



MGTS 4451 - Management Inquiry
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, 3801, approved LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, spring, every year)
Methods employed by organizational specialists in conducting applied inquiry (research) to assist organizational decision making, coupled with an examination of a contemporary management issue. Preparation and written/oral presentation of research findings from student-conducted field, laboratory, or library research projects focused on contemporary management issues.



MGTS 4461 - Business and Society
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, 3801, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
Business as part of larger system--economic, political, social. Emphasis on external environment--economics, culture, government, technology, international relations, labor--within which business operates. Business ethics and social responsibility.



MGTS 4463 - Sustainability and Sustainable Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401 and LSBE candidate or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
This course will introduce students to the concepts of sustainability in a managerial context.



MGTS 4472 - Entrepreneurship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
Seminar on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurs, and the life cycle of a new venture: creating and starting a new venture; financing the new venture; managing, growing, and ending the new venture.



MGTS 4473 - Management of Innovation and Technology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, offered periodically)
Issues related to achieving maximum leverage from innovation competencies, skills, and resources. Factors distinguishing high-innovation companies, strategies for innovation, internal and external conditions, and market consequences of innovation. Integration of technology within the strategic management process.



MGTS 4474 - International Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Differences in culture, history, resources, etc. are explored in the context of managing global businesses and workforce. Students will reflect on their own managerial skills, and develop skills to become a global manager.



MGTS 4475 - Negotiations, Bargaining and Conflict Resolution
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401 or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Combines analytical material on the negotiation process, with a series of negotiating experiences, to develop your understanding of, and skills in, negotiating and resolving conflicts in business. Covers topics and strategies appropriate for use between people, departments, organizations and countries, across a variety of industries.



MGTS 4481 - Strategic Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, 3801, Mktg 3701, FMIS 3301, FMIS 3601, 90 credits, LSBE candidate or college consent; no grad credit; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Integration of basic functions of marketing, finance, production, and behavioral sciences. Emphasis on organizational environments and development and implementation of competitive strategies that respond to social, political, and economic conditions from perspective of top management.



MGTS 4483 - Cooperative Strategy and Strategic Alliances
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate, 3401, 4481 preferred or instructor consent; A-F only, spring, every year)
Introduces the concept that firms are engaged in cooperative as well as competitive relationships. Creates understanding for the nature of strategic alliances-forming, negotiating, operating, evaluating-in an international context.



MGTS 4821 - Staffing Work Organizations
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3801, LSBE cand or department consent; A-F only, spring, every year)
Theory and practice of staffing work organizations. Emphasis on design and implementation of staffing systems, legal requirements, and career planning.



MGTS 4831 - Compensation Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3801, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
Theory, design, and practice of employee compensation systems. Impacts of compensation, economic and institutional forces influencing employer compensation policies and practices, supplemental forms of compensation and administrative practices.



MGTS 4841 - Training and Development
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3801, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, spring, every year)
Elements of training and development program planning and delivery: learning theories and approaches, needs assessment, training objectives, design, training methods, transfer-of-training strategies, and evaluation. Assess, design, and evaluate human resource development systems. Develop training skills and techniques.



MGTS 4851 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3801, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, spring, offered periodically)
Nature of and basis for contractual relationships between employers and unions. Emphasis on background of labor movement, union organizing, bargaining relationships, labor law, and contemporary trends in private and public sector labor relations.



MGTS 4861 - International Human Resource Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3801, LSBE candidate or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
Course combines theories of culture with HRM applications to develop students' awareness cultural issues as they apply in the workplace.



MGTS 4881 - Human Resource Issues and Trends
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3801, LSBE candidate or college consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Integrative, problem-solving approaches to contemporary human resource challenges, with emphasis on employment law.



MGTS 4895 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-LSBE cand, 3801 or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Enables students, working closely with the instructional faculty, to explore one or more contemporary human resource management issues in substantial depth.



MGTS 4921 - New Venture Financing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate, FMIS 3601, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
New Venture Financing focuses on raising seed and growth capital from venture capital, business angels, investment banking, commercial banking, and bootstrapping sources; and financial problems unique to the small and medium sized firms undergoing rapid growth. Examines proposals made to venture capital firms, particularly in terms of their financial viability. The course also examines financial management for entrepreneurs over the life of business project. Includes financing start-ups, financial planning for the nonpublic smaller enterprise, going public, selling out, bankruptcy, courses of capital, and other related topics.



MGTS 4931 - Family Business Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401, 3801, 4472, LSBE candidate or college consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Family Business Management provides an introduction to understanding family owned, controlled, and influenced businesses. Family Businesses are the most prevalent form of business organization all over the world. The course introduces the unique issues that arise due to the interaction of the family system with the business system. Issues such as governance, entrepreneurship, succession, growth, internationalization, strategy, and leadership are discussed in the context of family business management. The influence of family on the business values, goals, behavior, and performance is described. Finally, the management of non-family employees in family businesses is covered.



MGTS 4941 - Social Entrepreneurship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-LSBE candidate or college consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
This course introduces students to the field of social entrepreneurship, the practice of identifying, designing, starting and growing successful mission-driven for profit and nonprofit ventures. These include non-profit enterprises designed to respond to a special social, need, as well as more traditional ventures working to incorporate socially-responsible practices into their business models. The course provides an overview of the processes, challenges, and demands associated with creating ventures that seek to integrate financial and social/environmental benchmarks of success. This course is designed to appeal to those who want to learn more about enterprise in business and social contexts.



MGTS 4951 - Environmental Entrepreneurship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4472, LSBE candidate or college consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
This course introduces students to the field of environmental entrepreneurship. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the screening and surveillance approach to the market, using the available resources, realizing ideas that are based on solving an environmental problem, and how to introduce successful solutions that will create financial turnover and influence market structures and even creative destruction leading to a more sustainable future. The course provides an overview of the processes, challenges, and demands associated with creating ventures that seek to integrate financial and environmental benchmarks of success. Additionally, the course introduces students to potential opportunities for environmentally related products, services, and markets. This course is designed to appeal to those who want to learn more about enterprise in business and environmental contexts.



MGTS 4961 - Entrepreneurial Capstone Experience
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4472, BLAW 3201, MKTG 4741, LSBE candidate, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Entrepreneurial Experience course gives our undergraduate students the unique opportunity of conceiving, launching, and operating a real business as part of their educational experience. Student put entrepreneurial thought and action into practice by developing, taking and building on key action steps to advance their own venture or on projects for existing enterprises. Key elements of the process involve both primary and secondary research while engaging prospective customers, experts, suppliers, stakeholders, analogous/complimentary ventures, and investors. Students are challenged to test ideas and gain a clearer understanding of the interdisciplinary complexities involved within the entrepreneurial landscape. The core is action based learning which will result in pivoting your venture based on information gained in experimenting and testing assumptions.



MGTS 4997 - Entrepreneurial Internship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4472, BLAW 3201, MKTG 4741, LSBE candidate, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Work-integrated learning program providing practical experiences within students' major field. Students participate in approved program within entrepreneurial organizations (which the student identifies). Requires minimum of 200 hours work experience, assigned reports, and performance evaluations.



 
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