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Leadership & Change Management Concentration

The Leadership and Change Management concentration focuses on developing leadership and change capabilities in students at all levels in organizations. Students gain an awareness of values and the importance of vision, as well as how to empower followers to be active participants in change activities, in order to increase organizational effectiveness. A planned approach to managing all phases of the organizational change process is emphasized. This concentration will be especially useful to students who desire to move into leadership and/or change roles within organizations, such as managers, internal consultants, team leaders, or trainers, as well as external consultant roles. If a student chooses to pursue this concentration, three courses totaling at least 12.0 hours must be taken. 

Course Requirements

*If you take MGT 360-H as part of the Management Honors Program, you must take a different concentration course to satisfy the 12.0 hours required for the concentration.

Second Concentration

While a student may complete more than one Management concentration, at least 50% of the courses used for the completion of a second concentration must be unique to the completion of that concentration.

Experiential Learning

Sharing of MGT 393 between Experiential Learning and major requirements may be possible; consult with academic advisor.

Graduation Requirements

All Management (MGT) courses and any other courses used toward the Management major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

MGT 370


A business plan is an important strategic tool required to help establish the direction of an enterprise and attract capital required to run the business. It incorporates and integrates the functional areas of business and puts into practice many of the concepts and theories acquired in other classes. It describes the overall business venture, the product or service, the customers, the competition, the marketing, the legal structure, the operations, the human resources plan, the break-even analysis, the financing and all those things that are required to run a business. It helps to identify many unanticipated factors and reality-tests critical assumptions, thereby creating a roadmap for a successful enterprise. Students are encouraged to identify a business opportunity and develop their own business plan. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300 and MGT 301
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 345


The intangible nature of services creates special challenges for the management of service organizations. These challenges are considered through examples drawn from various service industries - e.g., banking, transportation, hotel/restaurant, and retail - and from internal service functions such as personnel, information processing and production planning. Discussion, exercises, and assignments focus on the nature of service operations, decisions faced in the management of services and tools available to facilitate effective and efficient service delivery. Topics covered include: the service economy, service concept, design of service delivery systems, staffing delivery systems, capacity management, quality control, and service strategy. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 301.
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 399


Available to students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent work in management. PREREQUISITE(S):Written permission of supervising faculty member, chair, and director of undergraduate programs is required prior to registration.
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

MKT 352


An introduction to the various types of new products and services, and to the new product management process used by many firms to increase the likelihood of success while minimizing financial risk. Students will learn about new product conceptualization, development, and launch stages of the process, and be introduced to some of the tools and techniques employed in each. PREREQUISITE(S): MKT 202 & MKT 301
(MKT 202 or FIN 202 or MGT 202) and MKT 301 are a prerequisite for this class.

MKT 377


In the current business environment, companies are focusing their efforts on recruiting well-trained and refined sales professionals who generate substantial revenue. This course is designed to expose students to the energy, decorum, techniques and methods of superior selling sought after in today's business environment. Coursework will examine networking techniques and ways in which to identify high-potential opportunities. Application of techniques is crucial to learning this material; therefore students will be given the opportunity to implement learned techniques via real-world selling activity.

ICS 394


This course is an overview of strategic management applied to entrepreneurial enterprises. General business management problems integrating marketing, accounting, finance and management functions are analyzed from the perspective of the CEO or entrepreneur concerned with start-up and planning of a new venture. The case method is used in this course and real "live" cases may be analyzed. The entrepreneurial process is investigated, including entrepreneurial characteristics, trends in the small business sector of the global economy, start-up and growth strategies and nurturing creativity in organizations. Focus is placed on either a consulting project with a small business or community organization, which may require time outside of class for the project, or on case studies. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300, MKT 310, either FIN 290 or FIN 310 and Senior standing
(FIN 290 or FIN 310), MGT 300, MKT 310 and senior standing are a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 330


An examination of the recruiting and selection process used by organizations in the public and private sectors. A select group of tests will be discussed and used by the student for familiarization. EEO, Affirmative Action, and other legislation affecting recruiting and selection of employees will be discussed. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 307.
MGT 307 or HSP 382 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 335


The course has two major goals. The first is to learn how to design a pay system that is efficient, legally compliant, and fair/ethical. This is done through such topics as pay strategy, job descriptions, job evaluation, pay surveys, pay structures, pay increases, and legal compliance. The second goal is to learn how to design a benefits plan that supports company objectives and values. This is done through such topics as legal compliance, retirement plans, health insurance plans, social security, workers? compensation, and work-life benefits. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 307.
MGT 307 or HSP 382 is a prerequisite for this class.

ECO 318


Historical and theoretical analysis of labor groups and labor market problems (including wage determination, unemployment and discrimination), with particular reference to the dynamic economy of the United States. PREREQUISITE(S): ECO 105, ECO 106 & MAT 130
ECO 105, ECO 106 and (MAT 130 or equivalent) are a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 354


Concepts, theories, principles and techniques for effectively managing a workforce globally. The focus is on effective strategies relating to human resource strategy, staffing, development, performance management, remuneration management, legal/regulatory compliance and employee/labor relations in geographically dispersed and culturally diverse organizations. The purpose of the course is to help students understand the issues related to effectively managing a workforce in a global organization and how human resource strategies and programs can enable the workforce to contribute to organizational success. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300 (MGT 307 recommended)
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 315


Management science involves the use of quantitative models to support decisions faced by managers. Topics include model formulation, linear, non-linear and integer programming, transportation, transshipment and assignment formulations, network flow, decision analysis, and multicriteria decision making. Spreadsheet and other software packages will be used to model, solve, and analyze these problems. (PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 301)
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 323


Analysis of the purchasing function, including sourcing, buying methods, vendor analysis, and contract execution. Organization and management of the supply chain with emphasis on intra and inter-company relationships, especially with logistics and general management. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 301.
MGT 301 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 356


Students will examine the major issues facing sport managers in a variety of sport organization settings. Through the lens of organizational theory and behavior, areas explored include professional, Olympic, collegiate, and youth sport. Other areas of focus will include sponsorship, technology, legal issues, and emerging issues through course projects and case studies. Students will be exposed to various disciplines/careers through guest lecturers in the sports industry and/or on-site experiences. PREREQUISITE(S): MGT 300
MGT 300 is a prerequisite for this class.

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