MGS 3100 Business Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, ECON 2105, ECON 2106, CIS 2010, BUSA 2106
Description

Co-requisite BUSA 3000. (Effecttive Fall 2013)
Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 2, 6. This course provides a frame of reference for using models in support of decision making in an enterprise, then intro- duces some of the most commonly useful modeling approaches and principles. Topics covered include model components, simulation, optimization, time series and causal forecasting, decision analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and quality management. The course emphasizes hands-on application of the techniques using commonly available software, and demonstrates the value of these approaches in a wide variety of functional settings.

MGS 3400 Managing People in Organizations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, ECON 2105, ECON 2106, CIS 2010, BUSA 2106
Corequisites BUSA 3000
Description

(Effective Fall 2013).
Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 6, 7.
This course provides an overview of management in organizations. Students will be introduced to fundamental organizational concepts such as organizational systems, organization design and structure, and the decision-making process. In addition, students will be introduced to the study of human behavior in organizations. The organizational behavior topics emphasized include team building, communication, leadership, motivation, ethics and social responsibility. The focus of the course is to examine, from a managerial perspective, the effect of individual, group, and organizational variables on organizational performance.

MGS 4000 Managerial Decision Making
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070, MGS 3100, BCOM 3950
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course focuses on how managers, individually and in groups, make decisions. It covers the major descriptive and normative models of managerial problem diagnosis and alter- native generation. By comprehending how managers solve problems, students are prepared to build computer-based support tools. Cases and mini-examples are used to apply the concepts and methods to real-world problems.

MGS 4020 Introduction to Business Intelligence
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 2, 4, 6.
This course focuses on the features, uses, and design strategies for IT-enabled managerial decision support. Model-based, and knowledge-based application for business intelligence and corporate decision-making are emphasized. Implementation issues in the context of emerging business environments are also addressed. Application areas include financial analysis, marketing research, and project management.

MGS 4110 Analysis of Business Data
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070 or consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 6.
The aim of this course is to provide the student with the background to run a statistical project from the data collection stage through analysis and interpretation of the results. The course is divided into three major parts. The first part of the course discusses data collection methods including the various common sampling designs and questionnaire development. In the second part, students are introduced to the high-level statistical package SAS to provide them with the power to perform data analysis. In the third part, the students will use the procedures from SAS to analyze and interpret the data.

MGS 4120 Optimal Resource Allocation-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 3, 4, 7.
This course focuses on optimization modeling and sensitivity analysis to help managers craft well-formed, well-justified decisions. Students design optimization models for realistic cases, implement them using spreadsheets, and write the results in the form of a nontechnical recommendation to management backed up by clearly organized technical appendices.

MGS 4140 Business Modeling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 2, 3, 6.
This course covers the development, implementation, and utilization of business models for managerial decision- making. Various techniques for analytical modeling, such as forecasting, optimization, simulation, decision analysis, and classification, are discussed. Students gain mastery in developing complex financial models implemented in decision support systems that covers applications in stra- tegic, planning, financial management, operations/project management, and marketing research. These topics are cover- ed in the context of the emerging information technology architecture.

MGS 4300 Managing Human Resources
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course provides a survey of the field of human resource management. Topics covered include strategic human resource management, recruitment, selection, legal basis of human resource management, performance evaluation, training and development, compensation, and labor relations.

MGS 4320 Legal Environment of Human Resource Management-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4300 or consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course satisfies critical thinking through writing requirements. This course examines the legal environment that directly impacts the human resource functions of organizations. Federal, state, and local legislation and important court and administrative decisions are highlighted, especially recent developments, for their impact upon managerial decision making.

MGS 4360 Human Resource Selection
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

rerequisite: MGS 3400.
Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course focuses on the selection process in organizations. Topics covered include job analysis, measurement, equal employment opportunity laws, applications, interviews, psychological tests, and performance appraisal. Theory and research underlying selection principles are reviewed, and practical application is emphasized.

MGS 4385 Employee Benefit Plans
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 6, 7.
This course examines the characteristics and design of employee benefit plans, including group insurance, pensions, and profit sharing. These plans are evaluated in terms of their cost and effectiveness. Consideration is given to employee communications, taxation, collective bargaining, social insurance systems, and international benefit programs.

MGS 4389 Directed Reading in Managerial Science
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400 or consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.

MGS 4390 Compensation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
Compensation plans are designed and implemented to provide fair renumeration for services received. This course discusses the major environmental influences on compensation practices and shows how those influences as well as organizational and employee influences are translated into the development of equitable pay systems within organizations. The course also examines how the external environment affects the types of benefits employers choose to provide for their employees.

MGS 4395 HRM Field Study
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400, MGS 4300, and either MGS 4360 or MGS 4390; plus consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course allows students nearing completion of their undergraduate program in human resources the opportunity to work with other students to complete a management consulting project assigned by a local corporation. Students apply skills learned in previous courses and expand their knowledge of concepts and practices in the field by working with business sponsors and local practitioners. Students make written and oral reports to management on assigned research findings and recommendations for action.

MGS 4420 Becoming a Leader
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
Students critically evaluate the definition and meaning of leadership, developing their own interpretations and definitions of leadership after learning how others have interpreted and defined it. They also analyze their own leadership strengths and limitations and engage in activities to improve their leadership skills.

MGS 4430 Negotiation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400 or consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 6, 7.
This course is designed to help students become better negotiators by understanding and practicing the negotiation strategies and tactics appropriate for different situations. The course focuses primarily on negotiation planning, distributive negotiation, and integrative negotiation. The course is a general treatment of negotiation that is useful to students from a broad range of majors.

MGS 4440 Working in Teams
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course provides a structured approach to better understand how teamwork contributes to organizations, the conditions that make interactions between people and groups highly effective, and how to best put this effectiveness to work. Topics include work teams as a vehicle to improving organizational performance, designing a team-based organization, team organizational models, work team implementation issues, training and developing teams, team building programs, and leadership in a team-based organization.

MGS 4470 Organizational Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course provides an understanding of the importance of communication within organizations and knowledge of the nature of the communications process. It promotes the ability to analyze and deal with communications potentials and problems as part of the organizing process.

MGS 4500 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400, FI 3300, MK 3010
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the personal qualities of successful entrepreneurs, to provide the student with information required in order to establish a new business venture, and to present the unique management problems which face entrepreneurs in starting and operating new ventures. Student teams research an entrepreneur in the community and write a case study on that entrepreneur and their business.

MGS 4550 Managing a Family Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours. Management principles and practices are examined within the context of a family-owned business. The class has two distinct purposes: to increase the students’ understanding and effectiveness as members of family firms and to heighten self-awareness regarding roles and career opportunities within family firms.

MGS 4560 Small Business Management-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FI 3300, MGS 3400, MK 3010; or consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn how to manage a newly organized or acquired small business. The course begins with the start- up phase of the business, and students are shown how to develop the business and make a profit. The mission, objectives, goals, and strategies are set for an actual small business. Staffing decisions, from hiring operative employees to the board of directors, are made. Major emphasis is placed on the design, integration, and operation of the production, marketing, and finance. The course is thee second designated Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) course for Entrepreneurship students pursing a BBA degree in MGS.

MGS 4590 Entrepreneurship Field Study
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
Entrepreneurship field study immerses students in the planning and execution of entrepreneurial activities in a small existing or start- up business. Activities involve new business formation, new product planning and introduction, organization direction setting and control, management of growth, or turnaround. While students are under the general supervision of the faculty, they are expected to display responsible independent action and to interact frequently with a business founder, owner, or chief executive. The course may be repeated once for credit.

MGS 4610 Corporate Social Responsibility
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course is centered upon the theory and application of Corporate Social Responsibility. The concept of the triple bottom line, i.e. planet, people and profits is examined for a variety of global corporations. These “three P’s” re- enforce the notion of stakeholer issues taking precedence over shareholder concerns. We examine the interrelationships among business, government and society and develop a frame- work of corporate sustainability and opportunity balanced with corporate awareness and responsibility.

MGS 4700 Operations Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100, MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1.
This course provides an introduction to the concepts underlying production and operations management. Such topics as inventory control, supply chain management, quality control, work measurement, and production methods, are covered. The topics covered are integrated using a systems approach to the operations of an organization.

MGS 4730 Project Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 1070, MGS 3400
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1.
This course addresses the structured process for managing projects. The emphasis in the course is on defining, planning, and controlling projects to successfully complete them within quality specifications, on schedule, and within budget. Project management software is used in the course. Other topics include project organization, roles of the project manager and team members, and project leadership.

MGS 4740 Operation Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100, MGS 4700
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
This course addressed the development and implementation of production/operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate/business strategies and with those of other functional areas. Topics include planning and implementation of operations strategies, organizational design for operations, and productivity improvement.

MGS 4760 Total Quality Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3100
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
CSP: 1, 2, 3, 6.
The course emphasizes the strategic importance of quality, the management of quality, problem-solving tools for quality assurance, and statistical process control methods. In addition, this course provides the business student with a set of skills for achieving and maintaining quality assurance and process or service control. Cases and problem solving exercises reinforce the basic concepts and principles of Quality Management.

MGS 4770 Service Operations Management-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 4700;
Description

CSP: 1, 2, 3, 7.
This course satisfies critical thinking through writing requirements. This course focuses on the analysis of service sector per- formance and methods designed to improve service operations from a competitiveness standpoint. The topics covered are cross-functional in nature including operations, marketing, human resource management, information technology and entre- preneurship and are presented as an integrated system approach to the service organization.

MGS 4860 Management Studies Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MGS 3400, consent of instructor
Description

Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.
Emphasizing a collaborative rather that competitive learn- ing environment, this course examines the interrelatedness of economic, political, legal, social, and cultural factors on cross-cultural management issues. Concepts of human be- havior, motivation, strategy, and labor/management relations are linked to practice in different national settings. An extensive international on-site program is an integral part of this program. Interviews are conducted at a broad range of organizations and industries. Objectives include culti- vating a global mindset and developing a richer understand- ing of international business challenges relating to manage- ment. Company visits showcase evolving corporate profiles in the global marketplace.