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Certificate in Management

This certificate will allow students to acquire knowledge in management functional areas. They can use this information to increase their knowledge in the field, as well as to transfer it into a degree program.

18 hours of required courses:

MGT 3340
Concepts and Functions of Management
Course Description

Introduction to the theories, concepts and functions of management. Topics include planning, organizing, leading, staffing, controlling, business and managerial ethics and decision making. Management concepts will be applied by analysis of available data and by seeking contemporary opportunities, issues and problem situations.

MGT 3354
Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
Course Description

Theories and concepts used in managing business personnel. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, separation and retirement. Student will get a clear understanding of human resource management concepts, and the opportunity to develop skills important to the performance of human resource management activities.  Cognitive elements emphasized include Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, and Analysis.

Prerequisite
MGT 3340 and Junior Standing

MGT 4340
Applied Management Practice
Course Description

Course provides students with fundamental skills and insights necessary for success. Course design is based on learning through experience, and is directed toward student involvement in developing and practicing job-relevant managerial skills.

Prerequisite
MGT 3340

MGT 4355
Organizational Behavior
Course Description

Presentation of theory and research in OB combined with experiential exercises to develop students’ ability to take responsibility for making and living with decisions about their behavior.  Awareness of the realities of organization interdependencies and their consequences for individuals.  Focus is on modifying behavior and predicting the effects upon productivity, satisfaction, and development of individuals as members of the business unit.

Prerequisite
MGT 3340 and Junior Standing

Electives (Choose 2 for total of 6 hours)

MGT 4343
eBusiness Strategies
Course Description

A comprehensive overview to the concepts of e-Business Strategies is presented. The concept of e-Business Strategy is a strategic managerial approach that is required to achieve the main scope, goals and targets of the e-Business domain. Additional in-depth discussion for the planning and implementation of key strategies for the successful e-business is reviewed.

Prerequisite
MGT 3353

MGT 4345
Small Business Management
Course Description

Comprehensive study of management activities associated with entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses. Topics include analysis of opportunities, development of venture strategy, and small business problem solving. Student teams may act as consultants to small businesses. The course affords the student the opportunity to build on core skills developed in the business curriculum including communication, analytical decision making, and research skills.

Prerequisite
MGT 4340, MSC 3371, and Senior Standing

MGT 4351
Relationships Between Business and Society
Course Description

Comprehensive study of the relationship between for profit and non-profit organizations and the environment in which they operate. Emphasis is on the analysis of business-society problems and issues and the formulation of appropriate managerial solutions. The course affords the student the opportunity to build on core skills developed in the business curriculum including communication, analytical, and research skills.

Prerequisite
MGT 4355 and Senior Standing

MGT 4356
Organizational Change
Course Description

This course introduces the discipline of Organizational Development, including definitions, Values, ethics, and OD as a normative process.  Change theory and practice and the role of the change agent/OD professional are examined.  Traditional OD interventions and current applications of OD thought are surveyed.  This course is experiential in nature and incorporates and actions research project.

Prerequisite
MGT 3340 and Junior Standing