Business and Management Courses

Courses in business and management (designated BMGT) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • a major in business administration, human resource management, or management studies
  • a minor in business administration
  • an AA in General Studies with business and management curriculum
  • a certificate in management
  • electives

Introduction to Business and Management (3 Credits, BMGT 110)

(For students with little or no business background. Recommended preparation for many other BMGT courses.) An introduction to the fundamental concepts of business management and leadership. The objective is to understand the interrelated dynamics of business, society, and the economy. Discussion covers business principles and practices in the context of everyday business events and human affairs and from a historical perspective.

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning (3 Credits, BMGT 330)

(Formerly FINC 310.) Recommended: BMGT 302 and 364. An overview of entrepreneurship and planning new business ventures for aspiring entrepreneurs and managers. The objective is to create and present a high-quality business plan for a new venture using marketing research and financial analytical techniques. Topics include profiles of entrepreneurs; benefits, risks, and challenges; financial management; access to capital; and franchising. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 330, FINC 310, MGMT 330, or SBUS 200.

Small Business Management (3 Credits, BMGT 335)

Recommended: BMGT 317. A comprehensive review of the management principles underlying organizational development and growth and business life-cycle segments of emerging enterprises. The goal is to demonstrate an understanding of small business management in a global context, differentiate between micro- and macro-organizational structures, and identify the critical elements of business sustainability. Topics include entrepreneurship, financing/capitalization, innovation, and human resource and strategic planning. Core components of small business management are explored and evaluated through a multifaceted approach.

Management and Organization Theory (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

Recommended: BMGT 110. An examination of the four functions of management planning, organizing, leading, and controlling with emphasis on the application of management concepts and theories to achieve organizational goals. The aim is to develop strategies, goals, and objectives to enhance performance and sustainability. Topics include ethics, social responsibility, globalization, and change and innovation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 364, TEMN 202, TEMN 300, TMGT 301, or TMGT 302.

Organizational Leadership (3 Credits, BMGT 365)

Prerequisite: BMGT 110 or BMGT 364. An exploration of leadership as a critical skill for the 21st century, when change occurs rapidly and consistently. The objective is to be able to use leadership theory and assessment tools to evaluate one's own leadership skills. Focus is on the leadership skills needed to develop committed and productive individuals and high-performing organizations. Topics include vision, values, culture, ethics, and the interaction between the organization and the external environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 365, MGMT 300, MGST 310, or TEMN 310.

Business Law I (3 Credits, BMGT 380)

(Strongly recommended for students seeking careers as CPAs, lawyers, or managers.) A conceptual and functional analysis and application of legal principles and concepts relevant to the conduct and understanding of commercial business transactions in the domestic and global environments. The aim is to evaluate sources of law, legal process, procedures, and remedies and to analyze tort, criminal, and contractual rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment. Topics include the legal, ethical, and social environments of business: civil and criminal law; agency; types of business organizations; and contracts and sales agreements.

Global Business (3 Credits, BMGT 392)

Prerequisite: BMGT 110 or at least two years of business and management experience. Recommended: BMGT 317. An overview of key concepts and issues relevant to conducting business in the global environment. Emphasis is on applying fundamental knowledge of global business and analyzing and evaluating global business variables for informed decision making. The objective is to analyze property rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies; evaluate regulations in the business environment; and assess implications of transactions and negotiable instruments in the business environment. Topics include the nature and scope of global business; cultural, political, legal, and economic environments; marketing; trade; and foreign investments. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 392, MGMT 305, or TMGT 390.

Organizational Behavior (3 Credits, BMGT 464)

Prerequisites: BMGT 110 (or at least two years of business experience), 364 and 365. An examination of research and theory on the forces underlying the way members of an organization behave and their effect on employee and organizational productivity and effectiveness. The aim is to participate, lead, and manage teams and maximize individual contributions to an organization. Topics include the impact that individual characteristics, group dynamics, and organizational structure, policies, and culture have on employee behaviors and organizational outcomes (i.e., productivity, absenteeism, turnover, deviant workplace behavior, satisfaction, and citizenship).

Organizational Development and Transformation (3 Credits, BMGT 465)

Prerequisites: BMGT 364 and 365. Recommended: STAT 200. An introduction to organizational development (OD)—a systematic process of data collection, diagnosis, action planning, intervention, and evaluation aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the organization and developing the potential of all individuals. The goal is to identify and diagnose organizational problems and opportunities and apply management principles to support organizational change. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 465, MGMT 398K, MGMT 465, or TMGT 350.

Strategic Management (3 Credits, BMGT 495)

(Access to spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software required. Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: BMGT 364 and BMGT 365, FINC 330 (or BMGT 340), and MRKT 310. A study of strategic management that focuses on integrating management, marketing, finance/accounting, production/operations, services, research and development, and information systems functions to achieve organizational success. The aim is to apply integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking to the conceptual foundation gained through previous study and personal experience. Emphasis is on developing an organizational vision and mission, developing and implementing strategic plans, and evaluating outcomes. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 495, HMGT 430, MGMT 495, or TMGT 380.

Business Ethics (3 Credits, BMGT 496)

A study of the relationship of business ethics and social responsibility in both domestic and global settings. The aim is to explore ethical and moral considerations of corporate conduct, social responsibilities, policies, and strategies. Emphasis is on the definition, scope, application, and analysis of ethical values as they relate to issues of public and organizational consequence and business decision making in the domestic and global business environments.