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Management Courses

BUS-W 200 Business Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-X 100.]   Business administration and management from the standpoint of a business firm operating in the contemporary economic, political, and social environment.

BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change (3 cr.)  [P:BUS Z302.]   Analysis and development of organizational theories, with emphasis on environmental dependencies, sociotechnical systems, structural design, and control of the performance of complex systems. Issues in organizational change, such as appropriateness of intervention strategies and techniques, barriers to change, organizational analysis, and evaluation of formal change programs.

BUS-W 490 Independent Study in Business Administration (1-3 cr.)  [P:consent of undergraduate program chairperson and instructor. ]   Supervised individual study and research in student’s special field of interest. The student will propose the investigation desired and, in conjunction with the instructor, develop the scope of work to be completed. Comprehensive written report required.

BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)  [P:BUS W200.]   Integration of behavior and organizational theories. Application of concepts and theories toward improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Builds from a behavioral foundation toward an understanding of managerial processes.

BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management  (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-Z 302.]   Nature of human resource development and utilization in American society and organizations, government programs and policies, labor force statistics, organizational personnel departments, personnel planning, forecasting, selection, training, and development. Integration of government and organizational human resource programs.

BUS-Z 443 Developing Employee Skills (3 cr.)  [P: or C: BUS Z440 .]   Focuses on skills that relate to the acquisition and/or identification of knowledge, skills, and abilities among job applicants or current employees. Students will learn how to identify individuals who currently possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) required to be effective members of contemporary organizations and how to identify specific training needs and formulate and implement programs designed to address observed KSA deficiencies.

BUS-Z 445 Human Resources Selection (3 cr.)  [P:or C: Z440]   The ability to evaluate applicants and predict their future performance is a critical function in any organization that wishes to have a competitive edge over other firms. This course will provide students with an understanding of the technical components of selection, including how to determine which applicant characteristics should be examined, what procedures should be used to gather information, and how that information should be combined to identify qualified job applicants.

BUS-Z 447 Leadership, Teamwork, and Diversity (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-Z 302]   In this course, students develop a "toolkit" of leadership behaviors to use in a variety of situations, when those working with and/or for them need to be motivated toward a common good, particularly when that work involves the use of teams made up of diverse individuals.