Course Descriptions

View Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences course descriptions below.

Major Course Descriptions

This course presents the laws that organizations must comply with in order to implement policies, procedures and fair employment practices when making decisions about people, at different stages of the employment cycle, including: hiring, assessing performance, promotions, compensation and termination.

Prerequisites: BMGT 3340 and BMGT 3354

This course presents the research and practice relevant to staffing an organization, including: sourcing, recruiting, pre-employment selection testing, interviewing, legal issues and job placement.

Prerequisite: HR 3330

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.

Theories and concepts used in managing business personnel. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, separation and retirement. Students 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.

Prerequisites: MGT 3340 and Junior Standing

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.

Prerequisites: MGT 3340 and Junior Standing

This course will examine ethical issues in the context of business theory and practice. Course content will include the examination of ideas and perspectives in the field of business ethics and extend these ideas/perspectives to administrative practice and decision making. Focus will be to expand capacity for moral inquiry, dialog, and decision making in ways that will be useful in professional and civic lives.

Introductory course providing comprehensive coverage of marketing concepts and strategies A managerial approach is used that focuses on the practices, problems and decisions of the marketing manager. The course introduces students to the internal and external environment, market structures, and changes in the marketing environment that affect other business functions.

This course presents the research, practice and ethics relevant to organizational development, including: consulting skills, tools and techniques for analyzing problems, developing, implementing and evaluating organizational development interventions, and ethical issues at each stage of the consulting process.

Prerequisites: BMGT 3340 and BMGT 3354

This course presents the research and practice relevant to improving teamwork in organizations for permanent work groups, temporary project teams and virtual teams, for a variety of purposes, including: improving productivity, clarifying roles, resolving conflict and adapting to change.

Prerequisite: ORGD 3340

This course presents the research and practice relevant to leadership in organizations, including: theories of leadership, leadership styles, leadership roles and activities, and skills necessary for effective leadership.

Prerequisites: ORGD 3340 and BMGT 4355. Cross-listed with HRES 4350