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Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

MGMT 223

Legal Environment

3 credit hours

The Legal Environment of Business is the study of the history and development of the judicial system and the creation of the various administrative agencies that affect the legal environment of business. Principles of labor-management, consumer and antitrust and environmental law are discussed and analyzed through the use of cases and problems. Special emphasis is placed upon the impact of administrative law in the world of business.

MGMT 310

Introduction to Hospitality Management

3 credit hours

Introduction to Hospitality Management is designed to provide an overview of the hospitality industry including all of its related fields, restaurant, lodging, meetings and conventions. Student's are provided with a broad exposure to one of the largest and fastest-growing industries. Student's will leave the course with an understanding of the career opportunities available in the industry, a realization of the challenges faced by professionals in the industry, have a knowledge of the current operating procedures and understand the functions of management in the hospitality and tourism industry.

MGMT 311

Customer Service for Hospitality and Tourism

3 credit hours

This course will cover important topics such as the financial and behavioral consequences of customer service, consumer trends influencing service, developing and maintaining a service culture, managing service encounters, the importance of market research, building and maintaining customer relationships, the impact of technology on customer service, the importance of service recovery, and promoting customer service both internally and externally. Taught from an ethical perspective.

MGMT 312

Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions Planning

3 credit hours

This course has been designed to provide an introduction to the meetings, expositions, events and conventions industry. The course will allow students to move beyond just one segment of this industry (special events and conventions) and include all other aspects related to the MEEC industry. The course has been developed as a collaborative work and features contributions from some of the best and most notable practitioners and educators in the field. The course will feature new case studies, the latest statistics on the MEEC industry, update students on green meetings and social responsibilities. This course will be taught from an ethical perspective.

MGMT 313

Hotel and Lodging Management

3 credit hours

Hotel and Lodging Management students will be introduced to all of the components that make-up this industry. It is imperative that students acquire in-depth knowledge of this industry and learn skills that will allow them to focus on a number of departments including the front office, back office, housekeeping, safety, and security. Students will also learn about the classifications of hotels, the direct and indirect economic impact to the communities in which the hotels are located. Students will learn the duties of a general manager of a full service hotel as well as what entry level sales staff members are required to learn.

MGMT 330

Diversity in Organizations

3 credit hours

Course Types: GDVST

This course addresses various aspects of diversity. The focus of the course is to help the students develop an ability to understand, respect, and value diversity. Through readings, discussions and assignments students will explore application and implication to management activities. Issues related to discrimination, affirmative action, career development, socialization and social change policies are explored. Historical, psychological, sociological,legal and managerial viewpoints are highlighted.

MGMT 340

International Business

3 credit hours

International Business is a survey course designed to provide a basic understanding of the various facets of international business. Starting with the concept of globalization and basic trade theories, the course will cover the following topics: trade practices, foreign direct investments, the mechanics of the foreign exchange market, marketing cultural differences and management strategies, organizational structure of multinational companies and other international institutions.

MGMT 360

Human Resources Management

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) MGMT-370

Human Resource Management is the study of principles and methods of general personnel management. Topics include staffing, evaluation, training and development, as well as compensation within the framework of organizational, governmental and societal goals and restrictions.

MGMT 362

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

3 credit hours

This is an introductory course to the study of negotiation and conflict resolution. Some degree of conflict is inevitable in one's life and the ability to manage it is integral to one's effectiveness as a person and as a potential leader. On some level, much of all that individuals, groups and organizations do to be successful is negotiated, therefore, an understanding and practice of negotiation is an important prerequisite for each of us. This class is intended to be useful to all students, not just to those whose jobs require formal negotiations. In the course, students will gain insight into various approaches, the strengths and weakness associated with each, when to use which and those that work best for each person. The course draws heavily on simulations, case studies and class discussions.

MGMT 370

Organizational Behavior

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) BUSP-101 unless Transfer Student

The class material will include theory, research, and practical application of Organizational Behavior (OB) in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals, groups and workplace contexts impact behavior within an organization. The goal of OB is to understand, predict, and influence employee attitudes and behavior in order to improve organizational effectiveness. Topics include: personality differences, work motivation, leadership, influence processes and group dynamics.

MGMT 373

Introduction to Training and Workplace Learning

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) MGMT-370

Regardless of the industry, promoting and managing learning in an organization is a critical function. This course provides an introduction to adult learning, learning preferences, motivation, coaching, workplace instruction and organizational learning structures. Students will identify workplace learning needs and design appropriate training or other workplace learning opportunities. Group discussions will be used to relate learning theories to practical solutions. Group projects will be used to build students' skills in identifying needs, developing strategies and designing workplace learning opportunities, and evaluating outcomes.

MGMT 380

Business, Ethics, and Society

3 credit hours

In this course, students will develop an understanding of the interrelationship and interaction of society, business and government at the national and international level. Students will learn to develop the ability to recognize the importance of ethics in business and society, what ramifications can occur, and what solutions can be developed to resolve conflicts that arise. The class will focus on allowing students to develop and understanding of ethical concepts, philosophical principles, terms and processes relating to business. This course will help students develop the analytical, written and oral communication skills needed in business.

MGMT 381

Management Internship

3 to 6 credit hours

Under the tutelage of a cooperating organization, the student studies the management of an administrative or staff function and submits projects. Internship may not include any of the duties of a currently held position. Student's receiving credit must have the pre-approval of the program director and will work directly with the program director. Approval will be based on the level of technical work actually being done during the internship. Additional readings and research will supplement their work experience. Grade is based on job performance and academic projects related to the position.

MGMT 390

Business Strategy

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ACCT-211, BANA-320, MKTG-300, FINC-300, MGMT-340 MGMT-370

This course is concerned with skill development in identifying and analyzing opportunities and solving problems in business situations. Students will be required to apply knowledge, techniques and skills learned in core business courses. Topics include evaluating environmental changes important to a particular business, business analysis, identifying and applying generic business strategies such as Porter's five forces. Capstone Core Business Class.

MGMT 392

International Business Seminar Study Abroad in China

3 credit hours

This course will be completed in China. It provides a study abroad trip to China, as well as the preparation lectures on the Chicago campus. We design the trip to expose our students to the rich culture and fast economic development of China, and motivate and inspire them to be a global leader in the international business environment. The trip lasts for 12 days and covers three major cities of China:Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We will visit the famous historical sites, local universities, financial companies, and engage in activities such as acrobat show, Peking duck dinner, and high-speed train, etc. Important: while the trip takes place in Summer, the course is offered for the Spring semester with five online or face to face interactions with the faculty advisors. The student will receive a grade of "Incomplete" for the Spring semester. Upon the trip completion in the summer, the student will receive the final grade of "Pass" for the course.

MGMT 395

International Business Seminar

3 credit hours

Students participate in an international business travel program.